#OTD in 1647 – The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungan’s Hill – English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

After the defeat of King Charles in the English Civil War, the Westminster Parliament turned its attention to the conquest of Ireland. Lenient terms were offered to the Marquis of Ormond for the surrender of Dublin and in June 1647, the first contingents of the New Model Army landed in Ireland under the command of Colonel Michael Jones. Ormond surrendered Dublin to Jones on 19 June and formally handed over his sword of office to Parliament’s commissioners in July.

At the beginning of August, Colonel Jones with around 4,000 foot and 800 horse marched out of Dublin against the Confederate Leinster army under General Preston, which was besieging the garrison of Trim in Co Meath. On 4 August, Jones joined forces with government troops from Drogheda and Dundalk to bring his army up to around 5,000 foot, 1,500 horse and two field guns. As Jones approached, Preston lifted the siege…

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