Macdonnells

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Shane O'Neill - War in Ulster
... and in spite of Sussex renewed his warfare against the O'Donnells and the MacDonnells to force them to recognise O'Neill supremacy in Ulster ... O'Neill now turned his hand against the MacDonnells, claiming that he was serving the Queen of England in harrying the Scots ... He fought an indecisive battle with Sorley Boy MacDonnell near Coleraine in 1564, and the following year marched from Antrim through the mountains by Clogh to the neighbourhood ...
Mac Donnell Of Antrim - History - Origins
... The MacDonnells of Antrim are descended from John Mor MacDonald, chief of the Clan MacDonald of Dunnyveg ... Although the MacDonnells would a century and a half later claim that her dowry included the lordship itself, this is false because the Mac Eoin Bissetts ... O'Donnells, of the last known Mac Eoin Bissett in 1522, the recently arrived MacDonnells appear to have started making their own gains in the region and eventually used the earlier marriage to claim ...
Clan Mac Aulay - Unrelated Irish MacAuleys
... Located in the Glens of Antrim, the MacAuleys were allies of the MacDonnells in the 16th century ... The MacDonnells held parts of Clannaboy while the MacAuleys, MacGills, and MacAllisters occupied the northeast coast of Antrim ... On the plain of Bun-na-mairgie, near Ballycastle, the MacDonnells (led by Sorley Boy MacDonnell) fought the MacQuillans ...
Sorley Boy MacDonnell - Military Leader
... Once the invasion crisis had passed, the MacDonnells resisted efforts by the English and Scots governments to drive them from their lands in the Western Isles ... This clan was the immediate rival of the MacDonnells in Ireland, dominating the northern portion of Antrim - the Route - with their stronghold at Dunluce Castle, near the ... In 1558, the MacDonnell chieftain committed to him the lordship of the Route upon the death of his brother Colla, and Sorley Boy promptly raised a force of troops on the Scottish coast to confront the MacQuillans ...
Mac Donnell Of Antrim
... The MacDonnells of Antrim (Gaelic Mac Domhnaill Ulster-Scots M'Donnals), also known as the MacDonnells of the Glens, are a branch of the primarily Scottish-based ... Initially part of Clan MacDonald of Dunnyveg (Clan Donald South), the MacDonnells of Antrim became their own branch in 1558 when Somhairle Buidhe MacDonnell ...