The Battle of Ardnaree 1586

#OnThisDay 1586 At the Battle of Ardnaree (now in Mayo but at the time was in Sligo), an Irish-Scottish army was defeated by Sir Richard Bingham, the English Governor of Connacht. Bingham’s men had marched 50 km and surprised the Irish-Scottish redshanks while they were not ready. Between 1000-2000 Irish-Scottish were killed.

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