Earl of Fingall’s Foot

Active1642 to
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
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


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


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


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).


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