31st July 1689

31st July 1689

A view of Burt Castle from close by Inch Island in County Donegal (The fires aren’t real!)

 
Colonel Richards, still based at Inch Island after the city was relieved, wrote in his Diary:

 

 

“Wednesday 31st [July 1689]. By break of day several parties horsemen were seen setting fire to all the neighbouring villages, which gave us great hopes they don’t design any long stay in these parts.

 


About ten o’clock in the morning, the Major General c
ame in, in the Swallow; we were all over glad to see him, and especially to hear the good news from him of Derry’s being relieved; in which action Capt. Leake in the Dartmouth behaved himself with extraordinary conduct and courage, having first lain before Culmore to cover the ships going up, as hereafter will be particularly related.”