Rebels, Raids and Retribution

Rebels, Raids and Retribution

25 August, 8pm - 9:30pm

  • ACR Heritage
  • Coachford GAA Community Centre, Coachford
  • Co. Cork County

Talk and slide show presentation by Doug Lucey on Sir James FitzGerald of Desmond, captured 4 Aug 1580 by the Muskerry MacCarthys at the 'Battle of Mullinhassig', during the Second Desmond Rebellion.

Cattle raiding was an ancient Irish pastime. On 4 August 1580, Sir James FitzGerald of Desmond was captured during one such such raid against the MacCarthys of Muskerry. His force was annihilated and Sir James was imprisoned, only to be later executed at Cork. Learn about a somewhat forgotten figure of Irish history, he being a half-brother of the Earl of Desmond and also a leading figure of the Second Desmond Rebellion, whose downfall came at the 'Battle of Mullinhassig' in mid-Cork.

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free

Access & Parking

  • Not suitable for Children under 12
  • Wheelchair Access (Full)
  • Car Parking Available

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