1598 in Ireland
Events from the year 1598 in Ireland.
Battle of the Yellow Ford
- ^ Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X., eds. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 371.
The Battle of the Yellow Ford (Irish: Cath Bhéal-an-Átha-Buí) was fought in western County Armagh, Ulster, in Ireland, near the River Blackwater on 14 August 1598, during the Nine Years War (Ireland).
It was fought between the Gaelic native Irish army under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone and Hugh O'Donnell and a Crown expeditionary force from Dublin under Sir Henry Bagenal, the commander of the Royal Irish Army.
The Crown forces were marching from Armagh town to re-supply a besieged fort on the Blackwater when they were attacked on the march and were routed with heavy losses. History of archery
The bow and arrow are known to have been invented by the end of the Upper Paleolithic, and for at least 10,000 years archery was an important military and hunting skill, and features prominently in the mythologies of many cultures.
Archers, whether on foot, in chariots or on horseback were a major part of most militaries until about 1500 when they began to be replaced by firearms, first in Europe, and then progressively elsewhere.
Archery continues to be a popular sport; most commonly in the form of target archery, but in some places also for hunting.
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