Colonel Owen Roe O’ Neill’s Regiment of Foot

Active1634 to 1647
CountryIreland
AllegianceSpanish
ConflictsThirty Years War
TypeFoot
ColonelOwen Roe O’ Neill
Area RaisedIreland
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Irish regiment in Spanish Service 1)

Later Colonel Patrick O’ Donnell’s Regiment of Foot

Service History

1634

  • December: Raised by Owen Roe O’ Neill

1640

  • July to August: Besieged at Arras

1641

  • Second siege of Aire sur la Lys2)

1642

  • July: O’ Neill returns to Ireland to fight for the Irish Catholic Confederation, Patrick O’ Donnell takes command

1647

  • October: Reduced into Col. Sean Murphy’s Regiment

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Owen Roe O’ Neill

Patrick O’ Donnell

Officer List

  • Col. Owen Roe O'Neill
  • Capt. James Fitzgerald
  • Capt. Conn O'Neill
  • QM: Henry Cartaine3)

Strength

  • 1634: 14 companies4)

See Also

2) , 4) The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.