An Historical Tract in Irish Relating to the Confederate Wars in Ireland

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The hitherto unpublished historical tract which is presented here was written by a Fermanagh scholar called Conchabhar Ó Luinín during the period c. 1652–1700. It affords us a unique insight into Irish feelings about the Confederate Wars in Ireland. Ó Luinín shares with us his personal reflections on the campaign in the first section of the tract before proceeding to list in the subsequent sections the battles fought and the names of the eminent Irish soldiers killed in combat. The text has survived in fragmentary form among the O’Conor Papers and is preserved in Dublin, Royal Irish Academy B i 1a (Catalogue Number 1078).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-52
Number of pages28
JournalStudia Hibernica
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 30 Sept 2017


  • Royal Irish Academy manuscript B i 1a (Catalogue Number 1078)
  • historical tract
  • Confederate Wars in Ireland
  • O’Conor Papers
  • Conchabhar Ua Luinín
  • Derryvullan
  • Co. Fermanagh
  • Cín Lae Uí Mhealláin
  • the Depositions
  • Mág Uidhir
  • Mac Mathghamhna
  • Eoghan Ruadh Ó Néill
  • Sir Feidhlim Ó Néill
  • the Ulster Lords.


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