1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill (Aodh Mór Ó Néill) and Red Hugh O’Donnell (Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill) are heavily defeated by Mountjoy.

If any one single battle of Ireland’s Nine Years War was pivotal in nature, it is the Battle of Kinsale. Kinsale is a sleepy little port town in the southeastern portion of the country. Through tactical blunder, it became the focus of a battle that would permanently destroy Ireland’s hopes for independence during this time […]

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