New historical findings might locate Red Hugh O’Donnell’s burial place in Valladolid. Thanks to the generous collaboration of José Antonio Sierra and the Director of “Clans of Ireland”, Michael Dixon, we are very glad to circulate this announcement and the article that is attached to this e-mail The rediscovery of the place of burial of Red Hugh O´Donnell is another physical reminder of the historic and centuries-old friendship between the Spanish and Irish People.
There is a forgotten and scholarly article upon another projected
Spanish attempt to assist the Irish People in 1602.
Especially interesting because the Plan was drafted by James Blake,
sometimes named as a poisoner of Red Hugh O´Donnell.
Although contemporary evidence indicates that Red Hugh died while being
treated for an intestinal infection.
And Blake’s innocence is fortified by the intricate details of his
Invasion Plan, that indeed had every appearance of a successful
conclusion, if it had been implemented as Blake suggested.