97 The Nine Years War

The Nine Year War in Ireland took place in Ireland from 1593 to 1603. The rebellion was led by Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell and was a response to the Tudor Conquest in Ireland. The rebellion began in Ulster but eventually spread throughout the whole country. There were some significant Irish victories such as Clontibret and Yellow Ford but the Battle of Kinsale saw the English win a pivotal victory against the Irish and their Spanish allies.

(Unfotunately, when we were discussing the marriages of Hugh O’Neill, we referred to Mabel Bagenal as the former wife of Henry Bagenal. She was Henry’s sister and she eloped with Hugh O’Neill, much to the anger of Henry Bagenal.)

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Intro / Outro music “Sliabh” from Aislinn. Licensed under creative commons from the free music archive.

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