Ulick an Fhiona Burke

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Ulick an Fhiona Burke, 3rd Clanricarde, died 1424.

Nicknamed an Fhiona (meaning of the wine), Burke

Annalistic extracts[edit]

  • 1387. Richard Oge, i.e. the Mac William of Clanrickard, died.
  • 1401. Melaghlin O' Kelly, Lord of Hy-Many, a truly hospitable and humane man, and Thomas, the son of Sir Edmond Albanagh Burke, i.e. Mac William, Lord of the English of Connaught, died, after the victory of penance. After the death of this Thomas Burke, two Mac Williams were made, namely, Ulick, the son of Richard Oge, who was elected the Mac William; and Walter, the son of Thomas, who was made another Mac William, but yielded submission to Mac William of Clanrickard for his seniority.
  • 1403. An army was led by O'Conor Don and Murtough Bacagh, the son of Donnell (Lord of Sligo), into Upper Connaught, by which they acquired dominion over Sil-Anmchadha. They afterwards proceeded to Clanrickard, to assist Ulick, the son of Richard Burke, against the Hy-Many; so that they obtained sway over both.
  • 1404. Cormac Mac Dermot was slain upon an incursion into Clanrickard, in a conflict with the cavalry of Clanrickard and Thomond.
  • 1407. The battle of Cill achaidh was gained by O'Conor Roe, the sons of Melaghlin O'Kelly, and Mac Dermot, against Mac William of Clanrickard, and Cathal, the son of Rory O'Conor (who, after the killing of O'Conor Don, received the name of King of Connaught). Cathal O'Conor, William Burke, Redmond Mac Hubert, and O'Heyne, were taken prisoners, after the loss of many persons on both sides. Among the slain were Randal, the son of Donnell Oge Mac Donnell, and John Ballagh, son of Mac Henry. Many horses and coats of mail were left behind them after this defeat.
  • 1409. The leg of Richard Burke was broken by a greyhound that rushed against him, while running at full speed; and he died in consequence.
  • 1424. Mac William of Clannrickard (Ulick Burke) died in his own house, after having vanquished the Devil and the world.
Preceded by
Richard Óg Burke
Succeeded by
William mac Ulick Burke

External links[edit]


  • Burke, Eamon "Burke People and Places", Dublin, 1995.
  • A New History of Ireland, IX, p. 172, Oxford, 1984.