Fláithrí Ó Maol Chonaire - Activities During The Nine Year's War

Activities During The Nine Year's War

He was again sent to Ireland, this time by Pope Clement VIII, to aid with counsel and influence the Irish and their Spanish allies during the last struggle of Hugh O'Neill in Nine Years' War (Ireland). After the disaster of Kinsale (1601) he accompanied Hugh Roe O'Donnell to Spain in the hope of interesting anew the Spanish Court. But O'Donnell died at Simancus, being assisted on his death-bed by Ó Maolconaire (Four Masters, ad an. 1602) who also accompanied the remains to their last resting place in the Franciscan church at Valladolid. Ó Maolconaire was deeply interested in the welfare of the Irish College at Salamanca .

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