Tadhg Ó Cianáin’s travel narrative relating the journey of the earls from Rathmullan via Louvain to Rome needs to be firmly located in the political, religious and cultural milieu of […]

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The political background In September 1607 the cream of Ulster’s Gaelic aristocracy, including the earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell, embarked from Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. Destined for Spain and the court […]

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I mí Mheán Fómhair na bliana 1607 sheol príomhthaoisigh na nGael i gCúige Uladh ó chéibh bheag in aice le Ráth Maoláin i bhFánaid, i dtuaisceart Thír Chonaill, agus amach […]

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Four centuries ago on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 September 1607, an unnamed 80-ton French warship weighed anchor at Rathmullan, Co. Donegal, and sailed out […]

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After their untimely deaths, variously from disease, exhaustion and deprivation, at least seven but possibly as many as eleven or more members of the O’Neill and O’Donnell exiles, including the […]

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