Earl of Fingall’s Foot

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Fingall
Area RaisedMeath
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesO’Neill 1642

Irish Confederates raised from County Meath to reinforce the siege of Drogheda

Service History

1642

  • January: Raised in Skreen and Deece, County Meath 1).
  • to March: Reinforce O’Neill at the Siege of Drogheda

1649

  • August: Battle of Rathmines?
  • August: Ordered to be paid from King's County

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Fingall

Christopher Plunkett, 2nd Earl of Fingall, nephew of Sir Nicholas Plunkett. Fought at Rathmines in 1649 where he was mortally wounded,

Officer List

  • Colonel Earl of Fingall
  • Captain Sir Luke Fitzgerald (1649)2).

Strength

See Also

1) Confederate Catholics at War. Padraig Lenihan, Cork University Press, 2001. ISBN 1 85918 244 5. p 36-38
2) Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VII, The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, p203