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Turlough Luineach O'Neill (c.1530 - 1595):
Irish chieftain


Turlough O'Neill came from a subordinate branch of the O'Neills and was fostered amongst the Muintir Luinigh. He was inaugurated chief of the O'Neills after the death of Shane O'Neill. He resisted the colonisation of Antrim in 1572 and maintained his power base, west of the River Blackwater. He built the castle of Strabane, which developed into a small town. In 1583 he fought against the Scots. Although he had defeated the rival claimant, Hugh O'Neill in 1588, five years later he resigned in Hugh's favour. He died in Strabane, County Tyrone, and is remembered for his support for the bards and brehons.



Born: c.1530
Died: September 1595
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