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Subject: Re: [R-M222] Birch
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:24:42 EDT
I looked into this Mac Buircce thing again. There are only two relevant
annal entries :
1305 Inisfallen, Loch Ce
A victory was gained by Hugh, son of Cathal O'Conor, and the
Clann-Murtough, over the O'Reillys, in a contest in which Philip O'Reilly, the heir of
Clann-Sweeny, and Mac Buirche, head of the Gallowglasses, together with one
hundred and forty others, were slain.
1346 Four Masters
A war broke out between O'Rourke, i.e. Ualgarg, and Rory, the son of Cathal
O'Conor; and an engagement took place between them in Calry-Lough-Gill, in
which O'Rourke was routed, and all his gallowglasses slain, i.e. Mac
Buirrce, and Mac Neill Cam with their people. O'Rourke was afterwards pursued by
Rory O'Conor and the Clann-Donough, and was killed by Mulrony Mac Donough.
This was a lamentable deed.
I don't know who they might be if not Lamonts. Yet it's odd there are no
further reference to them in any of the annals. And if it was a surname I
don't know what the anglicised form might be.