Luke O’Toole’s Foot

Active1641 to 1642
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelLuke O’Toole
Area RaisedWicklow?
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeinster

Irish foot raised soon after the rebellion

Service History

1641

  • December: Skirmish at Kilcoole

1642

  • Reduced into the new Leinster ‘running army’ regiments1)

1650

  • May: O'Toole commissioned to raise a regiment of foot and troop of horse

Notes

Likely an irregular collection of rebels rather than a formally organised regiment, they were defeated by Sir Charles Coote (Senior) at Kilcoole. In 1650 O'Toole was commissioned to raise a regiment of foot and troop of horse2)

Coats, Flags & Equipment

In 1641 the O’Tooles were armed with fowling pieces, pikes, forks (presumably pitchforks), halberds and darts3).

Notable Officers

Luke O’Toole

Also known as Tuhill

Officer List

Strength

  • 1641: O'Toole's force was around 1000 men

See Also

1) Sir John Thomas Gilbert, A History of Affairs in Ireland, from 1641 to 1652: Now for the First Time Published with an Appendix of Original Letters and Documents, Volume 1, Part 1. 1879 p41
3) Confederate Catholics at War. Padraig Lenihan, Cork University Press, 2001. ISBN 1 85918 244 5. p 195