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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Battle of kinsale

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On this day 414 years ago, thousands of Spanish troops invaded Kinsale
The takeover was followed by an incredibly arduous siege that saw the English gain the upper hand over a small Spanish band – but it took them 100 days.