1567 – Shane O’Neill’s army crosses the Swilly estuary at Farsetmore, and is defeated in a pitched battle by Hugh O’Donnell.
Many drown while trying to escape; O’Neill loses 1,300 men. The Battle of Farsetmore was fought near Letterkenny in Co Donegal, on 8 May 1567, between the O’Neill and O’Donnell Túath. Shane O’Neill…
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