CHAPTER XI. RETROSPECT OF THE NORMAN PERIOD IN IRELAND - A GLANCE AT THE MILITARY TACTICS OF THE TIMES - NO CONQUEST OF THE COUNTRY IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY.
With what courage they fought, these scorners of armour, their victories of Ennis, of Callanglen, and of Credran, as well as their defeats at the Erne and at Down, amply testify. The first hundred years of war for native land, with their new foes, had passed over, and three-fourths of the Saer Clanna were still as free as they had ever been. It was not reserved even for the Norman race - the conquest of Innisfail!