Colonel Richard O’Farrell’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelRichard O’Farrell
Area RaisedLongford
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesO’Neill 1646

Irish Catholic Confederation regiment of foot also known as the Longford Regiment

Service History

1643

  • March: Farrell returns to Ireland from the Continent
  • August: Battle of Portlester

1644

1645

  • Farrell commissioned Colonel of foot by Owen Roe O'Neill

1646

  • June: Battle of Benburb right wing

1647

1648

1649

  • November: Besieged at Waterford?
  • December: Skirmish at Passage Fort?

Notes

Farrell's regiment were credited with routing Lord Blayney’s Regiment of Foot at Benburb, defeating Monro's left wing.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

In March 1643 Farrell returned from foreign service bringing arms for a regiment.

Notable Officers

Richard O’Farrell

O'Farrell, or simply Farrell, previously served in O'Neill's regiment on the continent, but returned later to Ireland.

Strength

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