Sir Morgan Kavanagh’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Morgan Kavanagh
Domhall Og Kavanagh
Charles Kavanagh
Area RaisedCarlow
Wexford
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeinster 1642-3

Irish Confederate foot raised as part of a ‘running army’ for Leinster and fighting at Balinvegga

Service History

1642

  • Repulsed from Carlow Castle
  • April: Battle of Kilrush1)
  • November: Converted to a formal 'running army' regiment2).

1643

  • March: Battle of Balinvegga (Ross) Sir Morgan Kavanagh mortally wounded3)

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Morgan Kavanagh

Kavanagh was killed in battle in 1643 but one of his sons, Domhnall Óg or Charles Kavanagh, continued to lead the regiment.

Officer List

  • Col. Sir Morgan Kavanagh
  • Capt. Brian Kavanagh
  • Capt. Humphrey Kavanagh

Strength

See Also

2) Confederate Catholics at War. Padraig Lenihan, Cork University Press, 2001. ISBN 1 85918 244 5. p 50