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Battle Name : Castlebar

Date(s) : 27 August 1798

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over British Troops

Type of battle : Land


This was the first contact made by the French after their landing. The Anglo-Irish defenders were for the most part local militia. Apart from the company of the 6th Foot, the Artillery men and Roden's Fencible Dragoons the British panicked and fled. An easy first victory for what was a small French force.


A town in central Ireland about 10 miles inland from Clew Bay.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)

British Troops

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (8.00%)