By Eric Klingelhofer
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Notations are ‘The Trenche Makers Tente’ and ‘The Lorde Deputies Campe’. in Munster, and those associated with the wars in the far north in Ulster. The seriousness of these campaigns changed the practice of warfare in Ireland, even though physical evidence for those changes is limited. The Irish themselves left little in the way of fieldworks, relying on medieval castles or the dense forests to protect them. After years of ambushes and surprise attacks, the English army did begin to entrench themselves on campaign.
Landscaping and forestry activities unfortunately have removed all traces of these earthworks, so their details cannot be checked. This drawing is more primitive than Boazio’s of Kinsale, and one ought to treat with caution the specifics of these fortifications, given the known errors in its depiction of Dunboy Castle. indd 42 10/08/2010 12:03 Elizabethan fortifications in Ireland 43 Ulster campaign forts The Nine Years War was resolved when in the first years of the 1600s Lord Mountjoy established a series of fortifications that 1) controlled the Ulster countryside and prevented supplies from reaching the rebel forces, and 2) neutralized O’Neill’s ability to strike suddenly at isolated units of the English army.
2007), which has had the intended effect. 13 Klingelhofer, ‘Geophysics’. 14 See Raymond Gillespie, ‘The Transformation of the Irish Economy 1550–1700’, pp. 24–6. in Roebuck, Peter and Dickson, David (gen. eds), Studies in Irish Economic and Social History (Dundalgan, 1991). 15 Kenneth Nicholls, ‘Gaelic society and economy in the High Middle Ages’, pp 397–438 in T. W. Moody et al. (eds), Medieval Ireland. Vol. 2, A New History of Ireland (Oxford, 1967), pp. 417, 421. For port towns, see R. A. Butlin, ‘The land and the people’, pp.