Battle of Lough Raska

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Battle of Lough Raska
Corcomroe Abbey, built c. 1205-1210 - geograph.org.uk - 65169.jpg
Corcomroe Abbey and surrounding landscape
Date 15 August 1317
Location near Corcomroe Abbey, County Clare, Ireland
Result Muircheartach Ó Briain force victory
Belligerents
Muircheartach Ó Briain's forces Mathghamhain Ó Briain's forces,
Lordship of Ireland
Commanders and leaders
Diarmait Ó Briain Donnchadh Ó Briain
Strength
~9,000 ~9,000

The Battle of Lough Raska (Irish: Loch Rasca) or Battle of Corcomroe (Irish: Corca Mrua) took place on 15 August 1317 near Corcomroe Abbey in north County Clare, Ireland. It was part of a fight for control of the Uí Briain chieftaincy and part of the Anglo-Norman wars in Ireland. Forces loyal to Muircheartach Ó Briain were commanded by Diarmait Ó Briain in a pitched battle against Donnchadh Ó Briain, who was an ally of Mathghamhain Ó Briain and Richard de Clare. Both armies were about 9,000 men each. Diarmait Ó Briain's forces were victorious. This would be a precursor to the Battle of Dysert O'Dea.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curtis, Edmund The Wars of Turlogh; Retrieved April 16, 2011.

Coordinates: 53°7′34.98″N 9°3′58.24″W / 53.1263833°N 9.0661778°W / 53.1263833; -9.0661778