THE BYRNES AND THE O'BYRNES Vol. I:

 

A NEW INSIGHT UPON IRISH HISTORY

by

Daniel Byrne-Rothwell

Extent: 226pp 314gm 138 x 218mm ISBN: 978-1-904817-03-1 Price: £15.00 plus postage

This volume looks at the mythological origins and rise of the clan O'Byrne, and re-assesses the importance of its best-known figure, Feagh McHugh O'Byrne. Perhaps the major figure in Irish history of his period, the time has come for him to be viewed in the proper context of the national and international scene. The volume finishes with the destruction of the Byrnes' Country in the seventeenth century.


 

 

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I

Author's Introduction to Volume One

CHAPTER 1: The Burning of Dinn Ríg

Dinn Ríg – the origin legend – the rise of Uí Dúnlainge – the two Leinsters

CHAPTER 2: Lords of Leinster

The Uí Dúnlainge confederacy – the Vikings – the rise of Brian Boru – the rise of Uí Cheinnselaig – the Normans

CHAPTER 3: Mountain Wolves

The end of Uí Fáeláin – the O'Byrnes of the mountains – the Pale – the King of Leinster

CHAPTER 4: The Geraldine Expansion

Alliances – the Kildare overlordship – the divided clan – gentlemen of England – the Mountain Wolves

CHAPTER 5: Feagh McHugh O'Byrne

The Firebrand of Leinster – father and son – the alliances of Hugh O'Byrne – the battle of Glenmalure – waiting for Spain – the north-south alliance – the revenge of Walter Fitzgerald – unkenneling the fox – the battle of Avonmore – the fall of Ballinacor

CHAPTER 6: Dispossession

The “lawful” dispossession – the Confederacy – the Cromwellian confiscation – the Williamite confiscation

Genealogical Tables

Bibliography

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