Battle of Tochar Cruachain-Bri-Ele

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Battle of Tochar Cruacháin Brí Eile
Date 1385
Location near Croghan, County Offaly, Ireland
Result Uí Failghe victory
Uí Failghe Banner of the Lordship of Ireland.svg Lordship of Ireland
Commanders and leaders
Murchad mac Muircheartaig Oig ?
? ?
Casualties and losses
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The Battle of Tochar Cruacháin Brí Eile or Cruachán Brí Eile took place in 1385 near what is now the village of Croghan in County Offaly, Ireland.[1] The battle pitted the Gaelic forces of Uí Failghe, led by Murchadh Ó Conchobhair, against the Normans. The army of Uí Failghe was victorious. "Nugent of Meath, Chambers and his son, and a countless host of the chiefs and plebeians of the English were slain", according to the Annals of the Four Masters.[2]


  1. ^ Annals of the Four Masters, 1385 AD; Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History, (Dublin, 1860), page 395.
  2. ^ Annals of the Four Masters, 1385 AD