The Battle of Dysert O’Dea 1318

#OnThisDay 1318 Richard de Clare & his Norman army was defeated by the Gaelic forces of O’Brien, O’Connor & O’Dea at the Battle of Dysert O’Dea in Clare. De Clare, his son and 80 noblemen were killed in this battle, as well as hundreds of his soldiers and De Clare home,  Bunratty Castle was set alight by his wife who fled back to England. Kingdom of Thomond remained free from foreign rule for 200 years.

14th century battle

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