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  • The walls of Clonmel
    The walls of Clonmel
  • The Siege of Clonmel
    The Siege of Clonmel

The Siege of Clonmel- Léigear Chluain Meala

“There was never seen so hot a storm of so long continuance, and so gallantly defended, neither in England nor Ireland.”

English eyewitness of the Siege of Clonmel.

“Ní raibh a leithéid de chlampar riamh a sheas chomh fada, agus a cosnaíodh chomh cróga, i Sasana ná in Éirinn.” 

Finné Sasanach ar Léigear Chluain Meala.

Two Tribes- Dhá Threabh

“There are two in Munster who would destroy us and our goods, namely the Earl of Ormond and the Earl of Desmond…….whom in the end the Lord will destroy.”

“Tá beirt i gCúige Mumhan a scriosfadh muid féin agus ár n-earraí, is iad sin Iarla Urumhan agus Iarla Dheasumhan....agus faoi dheireadh, scriosfaidh An Tiarna iad uile.”

The Walls of Clonmel- Ballaí Chluain Meala

“On 8 April 1298, Otho de Grandison, Lord of the Manor of Clonmel, was given a ‘murage’ grant allowing him to raise money through local taxes to build a town wall.”

Ar an 8 Aibreán 1298, tugadh deontas ‘murage’ do Otho de Grandison, Tiarna Mhainéir Chluain Meala, rud a thug deis dó airgead a bhailiú trí chánacha áitiúla chun balla a thógáil sa bhaile.

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The Siege of ClonmelThe Siege of Clonmel

In 1642, a bitter Civil War erupted in England between the King, Charles I, and Parliament. The chief military commander on Parliament’s side was Oliver Cromwell. Having defeated the King’s armies in England, Cromwell took the fight to Ireland, landing here in August 1649. In January 1650 Cromwell reached Tipperary – in his own
words, “A land worth fighting for.”

“There was never seen so hot a storm of so long continuance, and
so gallantly defended, neither in England nor Ireland.”
English eyewitness of the Siege of Clonmel.

“Ní raibh a leithéid de chlampar riamh a sheas chomh fada, agus a
cosnaíodh chomh cróga, i Sasana ná in Éirinn.”
Finné Sasanach ar Léigear Chluain Meala.

Want more?
Follow the story of the Confederate Wars and more in the walled city of Derry, King
John’s Castle Limerick or experience the Great Siege of Athlone at Athlone Castle
Visitor Centre.

 
Tipperary County Council
Museum Standards of Ireland
Irelands Ancient East
 
Tipperary Tourism