Sorley Boy MacDonnell

On 1575, Sorley Boy MacDonnell (Somhairle Bui) watched helplessly from Torr Head in County Antrim the massacre of the entire population of Rathlin Island. About 600 people died, including his wife and children, whom he had sent there for safety. The massacre was carried out on the orders of the 1st Earl of Essex, who […]

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