HAYES-McCOY, G.A. Irish Battles. A Military History of Ireland.


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Illustrated. London: Longmans, 1969. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 326. Green cloth, title in green on spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. The battles described are the legendary Battle of Clontarf fought against the Viking invaders in 1014; the Norman seizure of Dublin in 1171; Dysert O’Dea and Knockdoe from the medieval period; Farsetmore, which led to the downfall of Shane O’Neill; the great battles of Hugh O’Neill’s struggle against Queen Elizabeth I - Clontibret - the Yellow Ford - the Moyry Pass and Kinsale; Benburb and Rathmines from the seventeenth century war of the Catholic Confederation; the famed Boyne and Aughrim from the contest between William of Orange and James II; and the battle of Arklow, the most critical of the engagements of the rebellion of 1798.



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