Hugh Burke and Desmond Sharpe-Bolster
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Hugh Burke and Desmond Sharpe-Bolster


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On November 13 1647, 8,200 troops of the Irish Confederate Forces, led by Lord Taaffe of Curraw, County Sligo, and Sir Alistair MacDonald of Scotland, engaged 5,200 troops of Parliamentary forces led by Lord Inchiquin of Thomond at Knockanuss near Kanturk, Co Cork. Approximately 3,500 men were killed, making this battle the bloodiest of the Confederate Wars. Local historian Desmond Sharpe-Bolster and Hugh Burke, relive this dreadful battle.

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Cork county, first series


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48 hours

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The battle of Knockanuss in North Cork in which 3,500 men died

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe