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Topic: Battle of Benburb

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 Benburb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benburb is a small village in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland seven miles from the city of Armagh and eight miles from the town of Dungannon.
Since the battle of Benburb was a rare Irish military victory, after Irish independence the new Irish nationalist government named a street in Dublin's north inner city after the battle.
Benburb Castle is in excellent condition having been recently restored and stands in the grounds of the imposing Servite Priory, a religious order based in the village.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Benburb   (277 words)

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In pursuing to its close the war in Munster, we were obliged to omit the mention of an affair of considerable importance, which somewhat consoled the Catholics for the massacre at Smerwick and the defeat of the Desmonds.
Sir William Stanley, whose account of the battle of Glenmalure we lately quoted, went over to Philip with 1,300 English troops, whom he commanded as Governor of Daventer, and was taken into the counsels of the Spanish sovereign.
The battle was over by noon of the 15th of August; and the only effort to arrest the flight of the survivors was made by "the Queen's O'Reilly," who was slain in the attempt.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext04/phrl210.txt   (20500 words)

 The Flight Of The Earls.Net - Benburb
In the ensuing hostilities, the exhaustion of Monro’s forces is considered to have contributed to their defeat.
Be that as it may, Monro suffered a catastrophic defeat, his casualties estimated by contemporaries at between 2000 and 3000 and possibly more.
Like the Yellow Ford, the battle of Benburb is considered to have been a lost opportunity for the Gaelic Irish of Ulster.
www.theflightoftheearls.net /benburb2.htm   (188 words)

 The Confederate War in Ireland 1642-1653   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Benburb was the biggest set-piece battle of the Confederate War and a major setback for the Ulster Covenanters.
O'Neill's victory at Benburb strengthened the Catholics on the Supreme Council.
Prompted by the arrival of Lord Digby at Dublin in early July, Ormond moved quickly to conclude a treaty with Lord Muskerry and the Anglo-Irish lords on the Council.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /military/confederate-war.htm   (2594 words)

 Flavour of Tyrone - Towns & Villages - Ballygawley & Benburb
A Victorian Conservatory, Arboretum and Pinetum are to be found in the grounds of the Servite Priory.
Benburb Castle (1616) overlooks the magnificent Salmon Leap and Limestone Gorge - favourite waters for canoeists.
The village is probably most famous for the Battle of Benburb when Munroe's Scottish army was defeated by the troops of Owen Roe O'Neill.
www.flavouroftyrone.com /html/town_ballygawley.html   (210 words)

 The Courtenay Family in Ireland part 2
This was the battle of Benburb (1646) in which the Irish routed a combined force of British settlers and Scottish covenanters.
The Enemy, supposing he most certainly be deserting from his own Army over to them, did not attempt to stop him, by which mistakes of theirs he rapidly reached the Fort and, drawing his pistols from their holsters, shot dead the two Officers who had the Earl of Conway in charge as their prisoner.
Immediately after the battle he was promoted to Captain and given command of the Anson, whose Captain had been killed in action.
home.rochester.rr.com /thatchertree/history2.htm   (972 words)

 Battle of Benburb 1646 - ScotWars
Yet it was a classic battle, a textbook military operation, brilliantly conceived and executed.
Monroe had already gone South as far as Poyntzpass, near Newry, but he was far too wise a soldier to leave so large a force about as large as his own in his rear, although he did underestimate O'Neill's strength.
To escape the attack on their left, the Scots turned to the right, and of course were drowned in the Blackwater.
www.scotwars.com /html/battle_of_benburb.htm   (928 words)

 The Flight Of The Earls.Net - Owen Roe
O’Neill, Owen Roe, (c.1590-1649, soldier, victor of the battle of Benburb 1646.
His biggest military success occurred at the battle of Benburb, 1646, when his army of 5000 men comprehensively defeated a larger settler army commanded by General Robert Monro.
Inflicting some 2000 to 3000 casualties on his opponents, with his own dead and wounded numbered at less than 300, Owen Roe temporarily held the fate of Ulster, possibly Ireland, in his grasp.
www.theflightoftheearls.net /OwenRoe1.htm   (263 words)

 Battle of Benburb, 5 June 1646 (Ireland)
Battle during the Irish revolt (1641-1652) that played a key part in triggering the English Civil War, between the rebel Ulster army of Owen Roe O'Neill, and the Scottish Covenanter army in Ulster, commanded by Colonel Robert Monro.
The battle started late in the afternoon, and for the first two hours, O'Neill, an experienced soldier, managed to hold his army together under severe Scottish fire.
The English Civil War, Richard Holmes & Peter Young, an early work by one of the countries best known military historians, this is a superb single volume history of the war, from it's causing to the last campaigns of the war and on to the end of the protectorate.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_benburb.html   (302 words)

 ireland.com / TRAVELservice
The town's parish church was built in 1618 and is one of the oldest churches in Ireland still in use and the Main Street's tiny cottages were once used as apple-peeling sheds.
On a hilltop 30 metres over the waters of Benburb Valley Park are the ruins of the fortified Benburb Castle.
West of Benburb is Clogher Valley, the birth place of the great-grandfather of the 18th US President Ulysses S. Grant.
www.ireland.com /travel/counties/tyrone_t.htm   (629 words)

 Battle of Benburb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benburb Dungans Hill Knocknanauss – Rathmines – Drogheda – Wexford – Waterford – Clonmel – Macroom – Scarrifholis – Limerick – Knocknaclashy – Galway
However, he had just been supplied by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, (Giovanni Battista Rinuccini), with muskets, ammunition and money with which to pay his soldiers' wages.
O’Neill’s Ulster army showed a discipline and training that was lacking in the Confederate disasters at Dungans Hill and Knocknanauss the following year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Benburb   (801 words)

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The Battle of Annas and the defeat of Edward Balliol.
The Battle of Flodden and death of James IV of Scotland.
The Battle of the Boyne is fought at the Boyne River where William of Orange defeats the Jacobite forces of James II.
users.ev1.net /~gpmoran/CeltChron3.htm   (5675 words)

 O'Neill Country Historical Society
Many of the defining political events and movements of Irish history have their origins within this geographical area, from the Battle of Benburb in 1646, to the formation of the orange Order in 1795 at Loughgall to the early Civil Rights protests of 1969 at Dungannon and Caledon.
The Society is not a genealogical society of the O'Neills but much of the history of this area up to the mid-17th century is closely associated with the O'Neills.
The "O'Neill Country" has provided the setting for some of the seminal events of Irish Political history, from the Battles of the Yellow Ford in 1598 and Benburb in 1646, to the formation of the Orange Order at Loughgall in 1795.
www.oneillcountryhistoricalsociety.com /index.shtml   (310 words)

 Hepburn+O'Neill Family History - Scottish Covenanters
The Scottish army remained in Ireland until the end of the civil wars, but was confined to its garrison around Carrickfergus after its defeat at the Battle of Benburb in 1646.
The Westminster Confession of Faith which had been submitted for ratification in 1646 was in part adopted by act of the English parliament in 1648 as the Articles of Christian Religion, and ratified without amendment by the Scottish parliament in 1649.
In the weeks before the battle the Covenanters spent more time arguing among themselves than preparing for the inevitable counter-stroke, which did much to contribute towards their downfall.
www.himandus.net /ofh/hepburn/history_of_scottish_covenanters.html   (2694 words)

 The Irish Brigade
But it was when, with a formal government and in a regular war, they encountered the Dutch invader, they showed the full prowess of the Irish; and at the Boyne, Limerick, Athlone, and Aughrim, in victory or defeat, and always against immensely superior numbers and armaments, proved that they fought well at home.
His descriptions of battles are very superior to what one ordinarily meets in the works of civilians, and any one reading them with a military atlas will be gratified and instructed.
The value of the work is vastly augmented by the appendix, which is a memoir of the Brigade, written in French, in 1749, and including the War Office here orders, and all the changes in organisation, numbers, and pay of the Brigade to that date.
www.ucc.ie /celt/online/E800002-029/text001.html   (1048 words)

 Pass of Plumes
This area is very gravelly and seems to have been used for interring those who fell in the battle, a dry sand pit.
These words of this hitherto successful soldier may be regarded as an honest admission that instead of teaching the world an exemplary lesson in warfare at the Pass of Cashel Her Majesty's army learned a very salutary one.
The only information to be extracted from the local people around Benburb was that someplace in the neighbourhood there was a great battle between the English and the Irish a long time ago.
www.clanomore.com /pass_of_plumes.htm   (5490 words)

 Benburb Valley Park - Armagh - Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Situated on the river Blackwater near Benburb, the main attraction of the park is its charming antique weaving factory that still houses original machinery from the 1800s.
Visitors can stroll the site of the historic Battle of Benburb, located across the river from the antique weaving factory.
The construction of Benburb Castle was set in motion by Shane O’Neill in the 17th century, with many structures added on in later years by British planters who followed.
www.chooseireland.com /armagh/benburb-valley-park.html   (131 words)

 This Month in History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
He was given command of all forces, and began to meet the English in battle.
The two armies met near the village of Benburb, northwest of Armagh, and in one masterful battle, Owen Roe proved his superiority and the superiority of his army.
But for a brief while, all of Ireland was talking about Owen Roe O 'Neill, and the Battle of Benburb.
www.njaohdiv2.org /currenthistory.htm   (704 words)

His castle was attacked by the Irish "rebels" under MacMahon in 1641, from which he escaped to warn Dublin (although his wife and children were captured) and he was later killed at the battle of Benburb in 1646.
Richard's son Henry Vincent (the 5th Lord Blayney) was chosen as commander-in-chief of the Protestant forces raised to defend Monaghan and Armagh against King James II, but he died in 1689 (the year before James II's defeat at the Battle of the Boyne).
Prior to the early 1700s, the village of Castleblayney was on the east side of Lough Muckno but after then Lord Blayney's residence and the whole town moved to the west side of the lake to take advantage of the Dublin to Derry traffic.
www.keithblayney.com /Blayney/CastleBlayney.html   (630 words)

 Wars of the Three Kingdoms - Wiki Ireland
An army of Covenanters crossed the Tweed and overran the English force at the Battle of Newburn marching on the city of Newcastle.
1646 battle of Benburb Irish Confederate army under Owen Roe O'Neill defeats Scottish Covenanter army in Ulster.
1647 battle of Dungans Hill and battle of Knocknanauss Parliamentarian forces smash the Irish Confederate armies of Leinster and Munster
www.wiki.ie /wiki/Wars_of_the_Three_Kingdoms   (2655 words)

The Priory Benburb are having a Golf Classic event on Friday 18th August at Armagh County Golf Club.
Teams should be made up of 4 people and it’s a £160 entry fee, there will be a buffet that evening in the Golf Club for all those involved… so whether you can play or not why not come along (apparently there will be scouts looking for a few more Ryder Cup palyers, honestly)….
Well we are off and running and bringing Benburb right into the 21st Century.
www.benburb.com /wordpress   (167 words)

 Cavan Tourism - Places to Visit in Cavan - Ancient Castles
The castle and lands were granted to Captain Hugh Culme as part of the Plantation of Ulster but were then seized by Irish rebels during the 1641 rebellion.
Clough Oughter Castle was used as a prison after the victory of Eoghan Roe O’Neill at the Battle of Benburb in 1646.
The castle was finally abandoned after it was badly damaged during a siege by Cromwellian forces in 1653.
www.cavantourism.com /html/places_visit/castles.asp   (280 words)

 Benburb Peak
Named for the battle of Benburb 1646 in the Irish Confederate wars, in the time of Sir Walter Raleigh and in particular Argyll and Montrose.
The battle of Benburb was between the forces of Confederate Ireland and the Covenanters.
The battle ended the Scottish hopes of conquering Ireland.
bivouac.com /MtnPg.asp?MtnId=6798   (143 words)

 Owen Roe O'Neill
The Puritans ignored both Ormonde and the cessation, and continued active in the several provinces.
This compelled O'Neill to be vigilant and prepared, and in 1646 he fought the battle of Benburb with General Monroe.
The latter was superior in numbers, and he had artillery which O'Neill lacked; but the Irishmen had the advantage of position, and won a great victory.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/o/o'neill,owen_roe.html   (559 words)

 The Ormonde Peace
THE battle of Naseby, fought in June, 1645, had completely changed the generalcourse of events The King having become a prisoner in the hands of the Scots, Ormonde assumed responsibility and offered his Peace.
But the blow fell at last, when in June, 1646, he smashed the Scottish forces under Monroe at the battle of Benburb, and prevented the intended junction of the Scottish army marching south into Leinster from Carrickfergus with that of the forces under Monroe's brother coming up to join it from Coleraine.
All day long he skirmished, and it was only at sundown that, calling his staff around him and pointing to the enemy's centre, which he had manoeuvred into a closed position on the opposite hill, he said, "Gentlemen, in a few minutes we shall be there.
www.libraryireland.com /HullHistory/Ormonde1.php   (2022 words)

 Owen Roe O'Neill, c.1583-1649   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
After a long day of forced marches in hot weather, O'Neill inflicted a decisive defeat on Monro at the battle of Benburb near Armagh (5 June 1646).
When Preston was decisively defeated by the Parliamentarians at the battle of Dungan's Hill, O'Neill was recalled to the defence of Kilkenny.
O'Neill's bargaining power increased in August 1649 when Ormond was defeated at the battle of Rathmines and Cromwell invaded Ireland.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /biog/oneill.htm   (1027 words)

 Adding New Faction in VI guide - The Guild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Let your manhood be seen by the push of your pike:- Owen Roe O'Neill at the Battle of Benburb 1646
Well something is definitely up with my guide as when you complete section 3.2.1, the guide states that your clan should be in the list, however it is not.
In version 1.1 I'll be showing a way to use an entirely seperate version of the crusader file to avoid this issue as alot of people missed it.
forums.totalwar.org /vb/showthread.php?t=30621   (1864 words)

 Clan History
With these and those he often met; and, in fifty-four battles, victoriously fought, he routed, destroyed, and totally extirpated them out of the country, which he settled in peace and quietness.
He battled continually with "Conn of The Hundred Battles", the 110th Monarch in A.D. Finally they divided the Kingdom into equal parts.
The last Chief of the name Teige MacMahon was slain at the battle of Kinsale was accidentally killed at (ironically) Bearhaven in 1602.
www.orgsites.com /ca/clanmacmahon/_pgg5.php3   (7315 words)

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