Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689

The Story of Some Famous Battle-Fields in Ulster


Thomas Witherow, D.D.




List of Authors and Editions


  I. How Matters Stood in 1688
 II. The Shutting of the Gates
III. The Investment
IV. The Siege:—

First Sally
Surrender of Culmore
Skirmish at Pennyburn
Battle at the Windmill
Murray's Father
Fight at Creggan
Council of Fourteen
Second Battle at the Windmill
The Bombs
Arrival of the English Ships
The Boom
The Boat-Fight
General Rosen
Governor Mitchelburn
Attempt at Communication
Lord Clancarty
Rosen's Stratagem
Hamilton's Proposals
The Jacobite Camp
Hardships of the Garrison
Talk of Surrender
Hopes from Inch
The Council in the Irish Camp
The Last Fight
 V. The Relief
VI. The Defence of Enniskillen:—
They Show Fight
Governor Hamilton
Interview with Mountjoy
Sir Gerard Irvine
William and Mary Proclaimed
Letter from Lundy
Cavan in Retreat
Siege of Crom
Galmoy's Perfidy
Lundy's Aid and Counsel
Trillic and Augher
Break of Belleek
The Fort at Enniskillen
Raid into Cavan and Meath
Visit to Omagh
Failure to Relieve Derry
Battle of Belturbet
News from the Fleet
Duke of Berwick
Visit to Kirke

 VII. Thanksgiving and Congratulations
VIII. Governor Walker
  IX. The Reward
   X. Reflections

Appendix of Papers

The Letter to the Society at London, sent from Derry by Mr. Cairns
The Declaration
Lord Mountjoy's Articles, with the City of Derry, 21st December, 1688
By the Lord-Deputy and Council—A Proclamation
The King's Letter to Ireland, by Capt. Leighton
Mr. Hamilton's Instructions
Instructions to Mr. David Cairns
Orders to John Cunningham and Col. Solomon Richards
Proposals of Articles to be made to the Right Honourable Lieutenant-General Hamilton
The Commission
Daniel Eccles, of Clones, to Enniskillen
Dane to MacCarmick
Letter from Belfast to Lord Blayney
Commission from Enniskillen to Hamilton and Cathcart
Appointment of Council for North-East
Appointment of Commander-in-Chief
The Oath of the Private Soldiers at Enniskillen
Derry Address to King William
Address from Enniskillen
Derry to King William