School: Cnoc Cairn, Imleach Iubhair (roll number 10731)

Knockcarron, Co. Limerick
Tomás Ó Dúthaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0512, Page 409

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0512, Page 409

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Cnoc Cairn, Imleach Iubhair
  2. XML Page 409
  3. XML “Battle of Moanmore 1151”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. Fought between Turlough More O'Brien, King of Munster, at the head of 7000 Dalcassians, and the united forces of Leinster, Connaught, and Meath, commanded by Turlough O'Connor, King of Connaught, father of Roderick - last Ard -ri Cause - jealousy of power and ambition of territory.
    O'Connor was marching to invade Thormond when overtaken unwittingly by o'Brien who was returning home after subduing the McCarthys of Desmond.
    Met at Monemore in the Barony of Clanwilliam. An engagement took place, the like of which was not seen since the Battle of Contarf. The Dalcassians fought bravely, and almost decimated the whole army of O'Connor. The entire army of Thomond was destroyed, all but one shattered battalion.
    O'Connor won the day.
    The celebrated Plain or Bog of Monemore is in the Parish of Emly.
    Names of chiefs slain there are:-
    2 of the O Briens,
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)