Irish Battles That Shaped Our Clan’s History

Do you know your Battle of Kinsale from your Battle of Clontarf? Do you know your Battle of the Boyne from your Battle of Arklow?

Many historic and history-shaping battles were fought on the island of Ireland down through the centuries and each one went on to shape the history of our Irish clan.

View the map (click to enlarge) below to find out where these historic events occurred such as the Battle of Kinsale, Battle of Arklow, Battle of Yellow Ford, Battle of Benburb, Battle of Aughrim, Battle of The Boyne & of course the iconic Battle of Clontarf.

map of irish battlefields

Wexford Heritage Trail To Encompass Irish Clan Sites

Wexford History Irish Clan Trail

Wexford History Irish Clan Trail

A new history driving trail in Wexford has been launched which will cover some important sites of Irish clan heritage in the region such as:

  • Enniscorthy Castle
  • Duncannon Fort
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Ballyhack Castle
  • Johnstown Castle
  • The Kennedy Homestead
  • Father Murphy Centre
  • Dunbrody Abbey
  • Irish National Heritage Park
  • Vinegar Hill Battlefield
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • National 1798 Rebellion Centre

…and many more historic attractions that are of interest to those wishing to connect to and to find out more about their Irish clan and the influence our ancestors have had on the history and heritage of this particular part of Ireland.

For more information read this article in the Irish Times or visit: www.visitwexford.ie