List of conflicts in Ireland

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This is a list of conflicts in Ireland, including wars, armed rebellions, battles and skirmishes.

List of wars and rebellions in IrelandEdit

Year(s) Conflict Notes
917–1014 Viking wars in Ireland
1169–75 Norman invasion of Ireland
1315–18 Bruce campaign in Ireland Part of the First War of Scottish Independence
1333–38 Burke Civil War A conflict among the House of Burke
1534 Kildare Rebellion
1569–73 First Desmond Rebellion Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1579–83 Second Desmond Rebellion Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1594–1603 Nine Years' War Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1641–42 Irish Rebellion of 1641 Part of the Eleven Years' War
1642–49 Confederate War Part of the Eleven Years' War
1649–53 Cromwellian conquest of Ireland Part of the Eleven Years' War
1689–91 Williamite–Jacobite War Part of the War of the Grand Alliance
1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798
1803 Irish Rebellion of 1803
1831–36 Tithe War
1848 Young Irelander Rebellion
1867 Fenian Rising
1870–93 Land War
1916 Easter Rising Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1919–22 Irish War of Independence Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1922–23 Irish Civil War Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1942–44 Northern Campaign Irish republican campaign against the state of Northern Ireland
1956–62 Border Campaign Irish republican campaign against the state of Northern Ireland
1968–98 The Troubles
1998-present Dissident Irish republican campaign

List of battles in IrelandEdit

Prehistoric eraEdit

5th centuryEdit

6th centuryEdit

7th centuryEdit

8th centuryEdit

9th centuryEdit

10th centuryEdit

11th centuryEdit

12th centuryEdit

  • 1101 – Battle of Grianan[citation needed]
  • 1103 – Battle of Magh Cobha[4]
  • 1132 – Siege of Dún Béal Gallimhe
  • 1149 – Siege of Dún Béal Gallimhe
  • 1151 – Battle of Móin Mhór
  • 1169/05 – Beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland
  • 1169/05 – Battle of Duncormac, County Wexford – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1169/05 – Siege of Wexford – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1169/05 – Battle of Gowran – Norman defeat
  • 1170/05 – Battle of Dundonnell (aka Battle of Baginbun), County Wexford – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1170/08 – Battle of Waterford – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1170/09 – Sack of Dublin – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1171 – Battle of Carrick – Norman defeat
  • 1173 – Battle of Kilkenny – Norman defeat
  • 1174 – Battle of Thurles – Norman defeat
  • 1175 – Battle of Meath – Norman victory
  • 1175 – Battle of Athlone – Norman victory
  • 1175 – Battle of Drogheda – Norman victory
  • 1176 – Battle of Meath – Norman defeat
  • 1176 – Battle of Armagh – Norman defeat
  • 1192 – Aughera – Norman defeat[citation needed]

13th centuryEdit

14th centuryEdit

Bruce CampaignEdit


15th centuryEdit

16th centuryEdit

Mac an Iarla WarEdit

Desmond RebellionsEdit

First Desmond Rebellion (1569–1573)

Second Desmond Rebellion (1579–1583)

Spanish ArmadaEdit

  • 1588 – Crown mobilisation to capture survivors

Nine Years' WarEdit

17th centuryEdit

O'Doherty's RebellionEdit

Irish Confederate WarsEdit

Williamite WarEdit

18th centuryEdit

United Irishmen RebellionEdit

Several fragments of the rebel armies of the Summer of 1798 survived to fight on both in the hope of the rebellion breaking out again and of French aid. The main guerrilla groupings were:

19th centuryEdit

20th centuryEdit

Irish revolutionary yearsEdit

Only the major engagements of this period are listed below.

Irish War of Independence
Irish Civil War

IRA Northern CampaignsEdit

The TroublesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Annals of Inisfallen, Year 459
  2. ^ The Annals of Ulster, AD 431–1201, Year 461
  3. ^ AFM, p. M544.3.
  4. ^ Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 3, pg 59
  5. ^ Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 6, pg 129
  6. ^ Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 6, pg 130
  7. ^ Lennon, Sixteenth-Century Ireland: The Incomplete Conquest, pg 151
  8. ^ "Battle of Shrule, 1570". Shrule.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  9. ^ Lennon, Sixteenth-Century Ireland: The Incomplete Conquest, pg 255
  10. ^ Connolly, Contested Island, pg 267
  11. ^ Connolly, Contested Island, pg 276
  12. ^ Tinniswood, The Verneys, pg 180
  13. ^ Meehan, Confederation of Kilkenny, pg 76
  14. ^ "Exploring the secret history of Derry's Walls". Derry Journal. 1 October 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  15. ^ Scott-Wheeler, Cromwell in Ireland, pg 135

Secondary referencesEdit

Annals of the Four Masters, ed. & tr. John O'Donovan (1856). Annála Rioghachta Éireann. Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters... with a Translation and Copious Notes. 7 vols (2nd ed.). Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.CS1 maint: postscript (link) CELT editions. Full scans at Internet Archive: Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol. 3; Vol. 4; Vol. 5; Vol. 6; Indices.

External linksEdit

  • CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork includes the Annals of Ulster, Tigernach, the Four Masters and Innisfallen, the Chronicon Scotorum, the Lebor Bretnach (which includes the Duan Albanach), Genealogies, and various Saints' Lives. Most are translated into English, or translations are in progress.