loyalists under John Jefferies, a yeoman sergeant, repulsed an
attack by rebels under James Murphy on Narraghmore Courthouse.
They then proceeded to Jefferies home but were driven out when
the rebels set it on fire. Jefferies escaped but three others
were killed and six taken prisoner by the rebels who had rallied
under Daniel Walsh.
Campbell of Athy ordered Major Montresor with a detachment of
Suffolk Fencibles to Narraghmore (through Glassealy) but they
arrived too late. Campbell marched to Mullaghmast.
Suffolk Fencibles marched out of Ballitore. Nine men were left
to secure the baggage. Lieutenant Eadie and 23 privates of the
Tyrone Militia marched out of Ballitore to join their company
at Calverstown. An attempted ambush was thwarted and a party of
rebels routed. Rebels begin to occupy the town.
Town 2.00 p.m.
Wilford ordered his troops out of the town of Kildare, to go first
to Kilcullen and then to Naas. Their baggage and rebel arms that
had been recovered were lodged in the guard-house. He ordered
Captain Winter and his troops (small parties of the Suffolk Fencibles
and the 9th Dragoons) out of Monasterevin. Orders were left to
burn the baggage etc but they ended up in rebel hands.
bell was sounded in Kildare Town to rouse the United Irishmen.
By nightfall there would be 2,000 rebels under Roger McGarry in
c. 3.00 p.m.
appeared on the bridge at Ballitore but were turned back by Dr.
Johnson. A little later around 300 rebels under Malachi Delaney
(on a white horse) possess the town. Some of the Suffolk Fencibles
left to protect the baggage were killed. Richard Yeates a young
yeomanry lieutenant was killed. Ballitore was fortified by the
Narraghmore and Red Gap Hill
Montrose had reached Glassealy but the rebels under Captain
Paddy Dowling and Terry Toole fled. Montresor made it to Narraghmore
but was too late and pushed on to Red Gap Hill. He was joined
by Captain Rudd (30 men) and Lieutenant Eadie. They were attacked
by around 3,000 rebels. Seven of the Suffolk Fencibles were
killed and about 200 rebels. Eighteen of the Narraghmore yeomanry
who fought with the rebels were shot.
Hill (Rathangan) and Monasterevin
Eagle Hill the house of Mr. Johnson Darragh was attacked by
a party of rebels but they were beaten off. Skirmishes near
the day and into the evening rebels gathered near Rathangan
and some houses were attacked and burned. Captain Langton
and the South Cork Militia were ordered to Sallins but persuaded
by Mr. Spenser to stay.
- Late Evening
large party of rebels left Ballitore and by the time they
reached Castledermot were approximately 1,200 strong. They
were beaten by a small party of the 6th Regiment of Foot under
Captain Mince, assisted by Sir Richard Butler's troop of yeomen
cavalry. Many rebels were killed and two taken prisoner were
Town - Late Evening/Night
Crawford (sergeant in Taylor's yeomanry) and his 14 year old
granddaughter were murdered by rebels. Mrs. Crawford barely
escaped with her life.
Town 11.00 p.m.
mail coach plundered in Kildare. A passenger, 17 year old
Lieutenant William Giffard of the 82nd Regiment was shot and