School: Sgoil na mBuachaillí (1), Ráthdroma

Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Pádraig Ó Cuinneáin
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  1. Defeat of Sir Harrington by Phelim Mac Feagh Byrne 1599. (State papers Kilkenny Archeologica C. Sept 1859.) June 2nd 1599 (42nd of Elizabeth)
    The council of Ireland to the Lords.
    Sir H. Harrington appointed by the Lord Lieut. (Earl of Tasca) to be in garrsion at Wicklow with 500 foot and 60 horse marched with his said companies the 28th of the last month, Monday and encamped near the Ranelagh. On 29th Phelim Mc Feagh set on Sir Henry and his whole regiment with all his forces and broke them with a lamentable slaughter of the most part of the companies foot we have advertized the same to Lord Lieut. who is at present in Munster.
    We shall examine against his Lordship's return, the chief offenders touching this disaster that being discovered his Lordship may inflict punishment accordingly.
    May 29th 1599 Newcastle.

    Sir H. Harrington to the Lord Chancellor.
    Coming from our camp within a mile and a half of the great water (Avon Mor) returning to our garrison place we were hotly pursued by the traitors whose forces were far stronger than ours, marching on our way all along we entertained skirmish
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