Pre 1800

John McCullagh December 22, 2009

Nor – on that dire and fateful day in 1797, did the townland of neighbouring Grinan escape unscathed, for the Ancient Britons returned to town via that route.

John McCullagh December 19, 2009

One morning in 1797 the Ancient Britons [a Welsh Regiment of the English Army ]  accompanied by Becker’s Yeomanry, rode out from Newry through Corrags until they came to a loanan which, over a hill, led to the farm of a widow woman, one Mrs Ryan. 

John McCullagh November 9, 2009

The iniquitous Plantation consequent upon the defeat of Gaelic Ireland and the seizure of the lands of the Gaelic Chiefs (of many of those who remained as well as of those who fled with Hugh O’Neill) affected Newry and Mourne in a unique way. 

John McCullagh March 11, 2009

Some short time ago we concluded our account of the sixteenth century history of Newry and of the Bagenals’ role in it in particular. Before we enter the fateful seventeenth century, we should perhaps reflect again on the results of ‘The Last Conquest of Ireland’ in the words of our own John Mitchel. 

John McCullagh November 30, 2008

In 1567 Nicholas Bagenal eventually returned to favour with the English administration courtesy of friends in high places such as his patron Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester (Nicholas named one of his three sons Dudley) who himself was a friend of Queen’s favourite Sir Henry Sidney  (a few times Lord Deputy of Ireland).

John McCullagh November 13, 2008

What is erroneously referred to in English history as the Desmond Rebellions occurred in (first) 1569-1573 and (second) 1579-1583 in Munster. 

John McCullagh November 8, 2008

The Earl of Essex came to Ireland in 1574 at the head of a large and costly army to ‘quell’ the disaffected Irish. This was about the time of the conclusion of the first Desmond Rebellion in Munster (in which Bagenal participated against ‘the rebels’ – next article to come …) and the Queen expected a […]

John McCullagh November 4, 2008

Turlough Luineach, the new O’Neill on Shane’s death, quickly submitted to the Queen and was bound to keep the peace with Bagenal and with O’Hanlon and Magennis.  

John McCullagh November 1, 2008

We wish to demonstrate by this present series of historical articles on the mid-sixteenth century and the role of Shane O’Neill in particular, that Nicholas Bagenal – the ‘hero’ of ‘Bagenal’s Caisle