O’DONNELL, Nuala (c. 1575–c. 1630), refugee, was born in Tír Conaill, the daughter of Hugh O’Donnell, lord of Tyrconnell, and his second wife, Fionnuala (Iníon Dubh) MacDonnell of the Isles. […]

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Thomas Ryan’s painting may be more familiar to readers now than it was a few years ago. This year, the 400th anniversary of the departure of the earl of Tyrone, […]

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Luke Wadding was born on 16 October 1588 into a prominent Old English merchant family in Waterford. He was particularly well connected on both sides of his family. His mother, […]

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English folklore appears to preserve echoes of the rebellion of Hugh O’Neill in the story of the ‘Wild Man of the Woods’ and the Devon custom of ‘the Hunting of […]

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By the end of the sixteenth century Hugh O’Neill, second earl of Tyrone, had emerged as the greatest single threat to English rule in Ireland. He took advantage of royal […]

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