Baron Castleconnel’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelBaron Castleconnel
Area RaisedLimerick
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesBarry 1642
Castlehaven 1644
Taafe 1647

Irish Confederate foot of the Munster army fighting at the Battle of Liscarrol in 1642

Service History

1642

  • Raised in Limerick
  • August: Siege of Liscarrol
  • August: Battle of Liscarrol1).

1643

1644

  • Serving under Castlehaven

1645

1646

1647

  • November: Battle of Knocknanuss

Notes

Likely the regiment led by Lt Col. Donnagh Mac Nemarra at Knockanuss

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The Irish foot at Liscarrol had fewer than 10% musketeers

Notable Officers

Baron Castleconnel

Officer List

The Lord Barron of Castle-Connell,l Collonell of a regiment of 1,000 foote.2)

  • The Lord Barron of Castle-Connell, 100 ,,
  • Walter Walsh, Captain, 100 ,,
  • Rory Mac Shihy, Captain, 100 ,,
  • Lieutennant-Collonell Donnagh Mac Nemarra, 100 ,,
  • Tirlagh O’Brien, Captain, 100 ,,
  • Shide Mac Nemarra, 100 ,,
  • Serjeant-Major William Buttler, 100 ,,
  • James Birne, Captain, 100 ,,
  • John Buttler, Captain, 100 ,,
  • Piers Buttler, Captain, 100 ,,

Strength

See Also

1) Confederate Catholics at War. Padraig Lenihan, Cork University Press, 2001. ISBN 1 85918 244 5. p 63
2) History of the Irish Confederation and the war in Ireland, 1641 [-1649] containing a narrative of affairs of Ireland, by Richard Bellings. With correspondence and documents of the confederation and of the administrators of the English government in Ireland, contemporary personal statements, memoirs, etc. Now for the first time published from original manuscripts. Ed. by John T. Gilbert.