Thursday, 2 July 2009

Chieftains 'Battle of Aughrim'

Irish music inspired by the battle in 1691 considered the bloodiest battle in Irish History. Wiki here .

Interesting that originally it was Aughrim, being the decisive battle of the campaign not the Boyne that was celebrated by Loyalists on the 12th July but when the calendar changed the Boyne became the focus of the 'twelfth' - on the old calendar it was on 1 July. Nowadays everyone has heard of the Boyne but forgets Aughrim.

1 comment:

Corporal_Trim said...

How is the McNally book ? Anyone read it yet ?