Justin McCarthy

Life
?-1694; Jacobite general in War of 1689-91; uncle of Donough MacCarthy, 4th earl of Clancart[y]; served under Tyrconnell in Ireland, 1687; took Bandon and disarmed Protestants in Cork; created Viscount Mountcashel by James II, 1689; heavily defeated by William Wolseley and captured in cavalry action at battle of Newtown Butler, Co. Fermanagh, 1689; escaped to France on parole; commanded Irish Brigade with distinction for Louis XIV; d. Barèges. ODNB

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Criticism
John A Murphy, Justin McCarthy, Lord Mountcashel: Commander of the First Irish Brigade in France (Cork UP 1959), and Do. [rep. edn.] (Black Eagle for Royal Eóghanacht Soc. 1998), 72pp.; also Justin McCarthy [Historical Association of Ireland: ‘Life & Times’, No. 7] (Dundalk: Dundalgan Press 1997), 76pp.

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