Colonel Rory McGuire’s Regiment of Foot

Active1641 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelRory McGuire
Area RaisedFermanagh
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOwen Roe O’Neill 1646

Irish Catholic Confederation Ulster Army regiment of foot fighting at Benburb

Service History

1641

  • Raised in County Fermanagh

1642

  • Maguire commissioned colonel

1643

1644

1645

1646

  • June: Battle of Benburb in reserve
  • June: Raid from Tanderagee into County Down

Notes

Credited with piercing the centre of Monro's lines at Benburb.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Rory McGuire

Or Maguire, brother of Connor, 2nd Lord Maguire who was captured at the start of the Irish rebellion at Dublin and executed in 1645. Rory himself was killed in skirmish in the winter of 1648.

Officer List

1646

  • Col. Rory Maguire
  • Maj. Molloy
  • Capt. Alexander M'Allen1)

Strength

See Also

1) The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.