What was Dillon’s Regiment (France)?

Introduction Dillon’s Regiment (French: Régiment de Dillon) was first raised in Ireland in 1688 by Theobald, 7th Viscount Dillon, for the Jacobite side in the Williamite War. He was then killed at the Battle of Aughrim in 1691. Refer to Flight of the Wild Geese and Capture of Grenada (1779). Williamite War Dillon’s Regiment was… Read More

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What was the Flight of the Wild Geese?

Introduction The Flight of the Wild Geese was the departure of an Irish Jacobite army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on 03 October 1691, following the end of the Williamite War in Ireland. More broadly, the term Wild Geese is used in Irish… Read More

What was the Siege of Derry (1689)?

Introduction The siege of Derry in 1689 was the first major event in the Williamite War in Ireland (1688-1691). The siege was preceded by a first attempt against the town by Jacobite forces on 7 December 1688 that was foiled when 13 apprentices shut the gates. This was an act of rebellion against James II.… Read More