List of conflicts in Ireland


This is a list of conflicts in Ireland, including wars, armed rebellions, battles and skirmishes. Irish Warriors participated in many wars in Europe and “England” as well and are not completely recognized on this page.

List of wars and rebellions in Ireland


Year(s) Conflict Notes
917–1014 Viking wars in Ireland
1169–75 Norman invasion of Ireland
1315–18 Bruce campaign in Ireland Part of the First War of Scottish Independence
1333–38 Burke Civil War A conflict among the House of Burke
1534 Kildare Rebellion
1569–73 First Desmond Rebellion Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1579–83 Second Desmond Rebellion Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1594–1603 Nine Years' War Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1641–42 Irish Rebellion of 1641 Part of the Eleven Years' War
1642–49 Confederate War Part of the Eleven Years' War
1649–53 Cromwellian conquest of Ireland Part of the Eleven Years' War
1689–91 Williamite–Jacobite War Part of the War of the Grand Alliance
1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798
1803 Irish Rebellion of 1803
1831–36 Tithe War
1848 Young Irelander Rebellion
1867 Fenian Rising
1870–93 Land War
1916 Easter Rising Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1919–22 Irish War of Independence Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1922–23 Irish Civil War Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1942–44 Northern Campaign Irish republican campaign against the state of Northern Ireland
1956–62 Border Campaign Irish republican campaign against the state of Northern Ireland
1968–98 The Troubles
1998-present Dissident Irish republican campaign

List of battles in Ireland


Prehistoric era

5th century

6th century

7th century

8th century

9th century

10th century

11th century

12th century

  • 1101 – Battle of Grianan [citation needed]
  • 1103 – Battle of Magh Cobha[4]
  • 1132 – Siege of Dún Béal Gallimhe
  • 1149 – Siege of Dún Béal Gallimhe
  • 1151 – Battle of Móin Mhór
  • 1169/05 – Beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland
  • 1169/05 – Battle of Duncormac, County Wexford – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1169/05 – Siege of Wexford – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1169/05 – Battle of Gowran – Norman defeat
  • 1170/05 – Battle of Dundonnell (aka Battle of Baginbun), County Wexford – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1170/08 – Battle of Waterford – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1170/09 – Sack of Dublin – Norman victory over a combined Irish-Norse force
  • 1171 – Battle of Carrick – Norman defeat
  • 1173 – Battle of Kilkenny – Norman defeat
  • 1174 – Battle of Thurles – Norman defeat
  • 1175 – Battle of Meath – Norman victory
  • 1175 – Battle of Athlone – Norman victory
  • 1175 – Battle of Drogheda – Norman victory
  • 1176 – Battle of Meath – Norman defeat
  • 1176 – Battle of Armagh – Norman defeat
  • 1192 – Aughera – Norman defeat [citation needed]

13th century

14th century

Bruce Campaign

15th century

16th century

Mac an Iarla War
Desmond Rebellions

First Desmond Rebellion (1569–1573)

Second Desmond Rebellion (1579–1583)

Spanish Armada
  • 1588 – Crown mobilisation to capture survivors
Nine Years' War

17th century

O'Doherty's Rebellion
Irish Confederate Wars
Williamite War

18th century

United Irishmen Rebellion

Several fragments of the rebel armies of the Summer of 1798 survived to fight on both in the hope of the rebellion breaking out again and of French aid. The main guerrilla groupings were:

19th century

20th century

Irish revolutionary years

Only the major engagements of this period are listed below.

Irish War of Independence
Irish Civil War
IRA Northern Campaigns
The Troubles

See also


References


  1. The Annals of Inisfallen, Year 459
  2. The Annals of Ulster, AD 431–1201, Year 461
  3. AFM, p. M544.3.
  4. Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 3, pg 59
  5. Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 6, pg 129
  6. Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 6, pg 130
  7. Lennon, Sixteenth-Century Ireland: The Incomplete Conquest, pg 151
  8. "Battle of Shrule, 1570". Shrule.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  9. Lennon, Sixteenth-Century Ireland: The Incomplete Conquest, pg 255
  10. Connolly, Contested Island, pg 267
  11. Connolly, Contested Island, pg 276
  12. Tinniswood, The Verneys, pg 180
  13. Meehan, Confederation of Kilkenny, pg 76
  14. "Exploring the secret history of Derry's Walls". Derry Journal. 1 October 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  15. Scott-Wheeler, Cromwell in Ireland, pg 135

Secondary references

Annals of the Four Masters, ed. & tr. John O'Donovan (1856). Annála Rioghachta Éireann. Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters... with a Translation and Copious Notes. 7 vols (2nd ed.). Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.CS1 maint: postscript (link) CELT editions. Full scans at Internet Archive: Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol. 3; Vol. 4; Vol. 5; Vol. 6; Indices.