#OnThisDay 1798 United Irishmen defeated a Crown force at the Battle of Saintfields, Down pushing the Crown back to Comber. One of the UI leaders was Thomas Birch whose brother, George, was commander of the Newtownards Yeomanry. George’s two sons were also UI.
The Battle of Saintfield, Down 1798
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar