March 28 1580 Martyrdom of Daniel O’Neilan, O.F.M.

Irish Martyrs: On March 28, 1580 Franciscan priest Daniel O’Neilan (Donal O’Neylan) was put to death in the town of Youghal by its military governor, Sir William Morgan (d. 1584).  The town was caught up in the Second Desmond Rebellion and had been occupied by the rebel leaders on November 15, 1579. W.H. Grattan Flood, drawing on the Calendar of State Papers, describes what happened next: Account is here.