Sorley Boy McDonnell’s difficulties after the Battle of Glentaisie.

After the defeat of the McDonnells of Antrim by Shane O’Neill in 1565, Sorley Boy McDonnell was taken to Dungannon where he was imprisoned for two years. By this time O’Neill had created many enemies including the Maguires of Fermanagh and his in-laws the O’Donnells of Donegal. Shane decided to visit Sorley in prison to … Read more