Owen Roe O'Neill (c.1583 - 1649):
Owen Roe O'Neill accompanied his uncle, Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, when he fled to Europe in 1607. He was educated at Louvain, served in the army in Spain around 1610, and fought with distinction in the Netherlands and against the French. He returned to Ulster in 1642, and arriving Sheephaven Bay, County Donegal, was chosen by the Ulstermen as their general. He swore allegiance to King Charles I and won the Battle of Benburb, County Tyrone, in 1646. Shortly after Cromwell's arrival in Ireland in 1649, O'Neill died in Cloughoughter, County Cavan, on his way to join the royalist army.
||6 November 1649