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Chapters towards a History of Ireland in the reign of Elizabeth

Author: Philip O'Sullivan Beare


Table of Contents

Background details and bibliographic information
Preamble
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Chapter 1

p.1

General sketch of the tyranny of Elizabeth and distractions of Ireland.

Chapter 2

p.2

The memorable martyrdom of John Travers, D.D.

Chapter 3

p.3

The most memorable of the remarkable vicissitudes of Shane O'Neill, chief of Tyrone.

Chapter 4

p.6

On the Earl of Clanrickard.

Chapter 5

p.6

On the O'Mores and O'Connors of Offaly.

Chapter 6

p.7

Tyranny of Cosby, an Englishman.

Chapter 7

p.8

On Cathal O'Connor, MacFort, an Englishman, and an instance of English treachery.

Chapter 8

p.9

The FitzGeralds of Munster.

Chapter 9

p.12

War of MacCarthy and Earl Desmond—James FitzGerald sails for Spain.

Chapter 10

p.12

Richard, Primate of Ireland, a Famous Hero.

Chapter 11

p.14

Patrick O'Healy, Bishop of Mayo, and his comrade, Connatius O'Rourke, Franciscans and Famous Martyrs.

Chapter 12

p.16

On Miler, Pseudo-archbishop of Cashel.

Chapter 13

p.17

Thomas O'Herlihy, Bishop of Ross, an Illustrious Hero.

Chapter 14

p.18

Insurrections in Leinster.

Chapter 15

p.19

The Second War of the FitzGeralds of Munster.

Chapter 16

p.29

On Bishop Cornelius and Dr. Sanders.

Chapter 17

p.30

The Letter of the Supreme Pontiff, Gregory XIII. to the Irish, reproduced.

Chapter 18

p.31

On Ulick and John Burke, Sons of the Earl of Clanrickard.

Chapter 19

p.32

Dermot O'Hurley, Archbishop of Cashel, the most unconquerable and illustrious Martyr.

Chapter 20

p.36

The Martyrs Gelatius O'Culenan and Hugh O'Mulkeeran.

Chapter 21

p.37

Fierce Atrocities of the English in Connaught.

Chapter 22

p.38

Some samples of cruelty in the Munsters are given.

Chapter 23

p.39

The English fan dissensions amongst the Irish Chiefs.

Chapter 24

p.41

The English extort hostages from the Irish.

Chapter 25

p.42

An account of the fierce persecution started by the English against the Faith.

Chapter 26

p.44

Thady O'Sullivan, a famous preacher, confirms the Irish in the Catholic Faith.

Chapter 27

p.44

Some interesting instances of Persecution.

Chapter 28

p.47

A Wonderful Miracle is related.

Chapter 29

p.48

Brief account of the General State of the Kingdom.

Chapter 1

p.50

Enumerates those who sided with the Queen.

Chapter 2

p.52

List of those who took up Arms for the Catholic Faith.

Chapter 3

p.53

Why all the Irish did not secede from the Heretics, discussed.

Chapter 4

p.55

The Irish overcome, not by Arms, but by various artifices.

Chapter 5

p.57

The Irish conquered not so much by the English as by one another.

Chapter 6

p.58

What was the State of Ireland at the Beginning of this War?

Chapter 1

p.60

On the Wreck of the Spanish Fleet; Alfonsus Leiva; O'Rourke; MacSweeny Tueth and others.

Chapter 2

p.63

Disturbance in Leinster and other events.

Chapter 3

p.64

Earl Tyrone, suspected of rebelling against the English, is called to account.

Chapter 4

p.66

The Ulster Hostages fly from the English.

Chapter 5

p.68

Roe complains of the wrongs inflicted on him, and being elected O'Donnell, resolves to free his native land from Heresy.

Chapter 6

p.69

Maguire takes up Arms against the Protestants: Edmund, Primate of Ireland, killed by the Royalists: and sundry other matters.

Chapter 7

p.71

Maguire encounters with disadvantage the Royalist Army and loses Enniskillen by treachery.

Chapter 8

p.74

O'Donnell besieges Enniskillen and sends a messenger to Spain to beg assistance from his Catholic Majesty.

Chapter 9

p.75

Disturbance in Leinster renewed. Sundry matters detailed.

Chapter 10

p.77

Tyrone for various reasons becomes incensed against the Protestants, and suspected by them.

Chapter 11

p.78

The Royalist Army routed by Maguire and Cormac O'Neill at the Ford of the biscuits. Enniskillen surrendered to O'Donnell, by whom the English of Connaught are ruined.

Chapter 12

p.82

Na g-Ceann with O'Donnell's assistance reduces Belleek Castle; successfully encounters the English; and is inaugurated The MacWilliam.

Chapter 13

p.84

The English Garrison driven out of Portmore and besieged in the Castle of Monaghan.

Chapter 1

p.85

The Equipment and Leaders of both Parties. Earl Tyrone inaugurated The O'Neill.

Chapter 2

p.86

The Equipment and Leaders of both Parties. Earl Tyrone inaugurated The O'Neill.

Chapter 3

p.88

The Catholics fortify two Castles taken from the English in Connaught.

Chapter 4

p.89

Russell, the Viceroy and Norris, worsted by O'Neill, Bingham vigorously but fruitlessly attacks Sligo Castle.

Chapter 5

p.90

The Royalists treat for peace with the Catholics; occupy Armagh; and unsuccessfully assail O'Neill.

Chapter 6

p.91

The Spanish Ambassadors prevent the conclusion of peace. The Garrison of Armagh strangely chastised by Saint Patrick.

Chapter 7

p.92

O'Neill intercepts the supplies sent to Armagh and by stratagem cuts off many of the Garrison. Armagh is surrendered to him. He vainly attacks Carlingford Castle.

Chapter 8

p.94

Norris occupies Armagh a second time: erects Mount Norris; loses both: and unsuccessfully encounters O'Neill.

Chapter 9

p.94

Norris vainly treats with O'Donnell for peace in Connaught and carries on an unsuccessful war.

Chapter 10

p.96

Relates some events in Leinster. The extraordinary death of Norris.

Chapter 11

p.98

Borough the Viceroy and the Earl of Kildare wage an unsuccessful war on the Catholics.

Chapter 1

p.101

Henry Bagnal relieves Armagh and attacks O'Neill's Camp.

Chapter 2

p.102

The English Governor of Carrickfergus, cut off by The Chief of the Glens, and Barnwall, General of the Meathmen, is routed by MacMahon.

Chapter 3

p.103

O'Neill and O'Donnell make a fruitless attack on Portmore. Brian O'More successfully encounters the Royalists.

Chapter 4

p.104

The Earl of Ormond driven out of Leix and Owny comes to the rescue of the Catholics.

Chapter 5

p.105

The Catholics and Royalists come to a Fierce General Engagement with all their Forces. Bagnal is slain. Armagh and Portmore are recovered by the Catholics.

Chapter 6

p.112

Several Successes of the Leinstermen and Others.

Chapter 1

p.114

Describes the state of things in Munster when the war broke out.

Chapter 2

p.115

How the war was carried into Munster and who seceded immediately from the English.

Chapter 3

p.116

Struggles of the Munstermen with the English and with one another.

Chapter 4

p.117

First expedition of Thomas Norris against the Catholics.

Chapter 5

p.118

Second Expedition of Thomas Norris.

Chapter 6

p.119

Thomas Norris and the Baron of Castleconnell and his brother are slain.

Chapter 7

p.120

The Baron of Inchiquin being drowned, the Governor of Connaught besieges the Fort of Ballyshannon; O'Donnell raises the siege and invades Clanrickarde.

Chapter 8

p.122

Owny encounters Ormond. The men of Offaly storm Castle Croghan, and about Father Archer.

Chapter 9

p.123

What Earl Essex effected in Munster and Leinster. Various matters related.

Chapter 10

p.126

The Governor of Connaught cut off by O'Donnell in battle.

Chapter 11

p.129

What did Essex achieve in Ulster?

Chapter 12

p.129

Ambassadors from the Pope and King of Spain reach Ireland. Achievements of O'Neill in Munster, and of Blount the Viceroy in Ulster. Maguire and the President of Munster succumb to their respective wounds.

Chapter 1

p.132

Summary account of how the Catholic Forces declined.

Chapter 2

p.132

By the death of Owny O'More, Leinster is at peace.

Chapter 3

p.133

Conclusion of the War in Munster.

Chapter 4

p.134

O'Neill's resources on the wane.

Chapter 5

p.135

O'Donnell's resources greatly broken down.

Chapter 6

p.139

The Emissaries sent by O'Neill and O'Donnell into Munster return. On Earl Clanrickarde and Dermot the Bishop.

Chapter 7

p.140

Arrival of Don Juan de Aquila in Ireland.

Chapter 8

p.142

Zubiaur lands in Ireland and successfully encounters the Queen's Fleet.

Chapter 144

p.144

The Catholics unfortunate at Kinsale.

Chapter 10

p.147

O'Neill returns to Ulster: O'Donnell sails for Spain: Aquila follows.

Chapter 11

p.148

Roderick O'Donnell reconciled to the Queen.

Chapter 12

p.149

O'Neill accepts terms of peace.

Chapter 1

p.151

O'Sullivan's associates and resources, and what he did in the beginning of winter.

Chapter 2

p.152

Preparations and strength of the Royalists—Carew's first Expedition—death of MacCarthy.

Chapter 3

p.153

Carew's second expedition—destruction of Dunboy and Dursey Island—martyrdom of Dominick O'Callan Collins.

Chapter 4

p.156

Dermot O'Driscoll returns from Spain—Cornelius is sent thither.—O'Sullivan captures some of the Royalists' Castles.

Chapter 5

p.157

Perilous flight of the Chief of Muskerry; O'Sullivan storms a fortified castle; and other matters.

Chapter 6

p.159

O'Sullivan deserted by his own is driven from Bear

Chapter 7

p.160

The men of Carbery and the Royalists encounter with loss on both sides; Two priests killed; Fitzmaurice recovers his Country.

Chapter 8

p.162

O'Sullivan's various actions and almost daily battles during the first seven days of his Flight.

Chapter 9

p.165

O'Sullivan landed in a tight corner, from which he was delivered by an admirable device of Dermot's.

Chapter 10

p.166

O'Sullivan, in a wonderful manner, routs Royalist Forces far superior in numbers.

Chapter 11

p.169

Struggles of the following couple of days recounted.

Chapter 12

p.171

Toils of three days related.

Chapter 1

p.174

O'Sullivan and Maguire successfully encounter the Royalists, and the latter recovers his country.

Chapter 2

p.176

Maguire and others received into English favour. O'Connor goes for Scotland. O'Sullivan returns to O'Rourke. Others make peace.

Chapter 3

p.176

O'Rourke is stripped of his possessions and dies. Macwilliam dies in Spain.

Chapter 4

p.178

Rising of the Munster Cities.

Chapter 5

p.180

O'Neill and other belligerents go to England to the King.

Chapter 6

p.181

What was the Condition of Ireland after the War?

Postscript