Dingle of the Husseys, Part 2

The second day of the journey is reported movement – White was with the other half of the army at Askeaton all day.

The thirteenth my Lorde Ormonde marched from Kylmallocke, over Slieve-Ghyr, by the waie of the Viscount Roche’s countrie, and camped that night three myles beyond Buttevant, at a place called Lysgrifyn in Ownybaragh, a territory belonging to the Viscount Barry, having with him of his own force, 120 horsemenne, 100 Irish footmen. 210 shott on horse back, and 3 bands of English footmenne, whereof were Captain St. George Bowser (a painful serviceable gentleman), Captain Makworth, and Captain Dowdall, with a great number of caradg (carriages) which do greatly slow his service.

Not clear which of the peaks in the Ballyhoura Mountains is Slieve Ghyr (and not at all clear why they didn’t take the slightly longer but surely easier route now taken by the railway near Charleville).

Sir George Bowser and Captain Dowdall were soldiers who pop up in other records of the time. Captain Mackworth, along with Walter Raleigh, was to achieve notoriety at Smerwick later that year and was subsequently killed horribly by the O’Connors of Offaly.