Inniskillings assault Limerick

Saturday, 22 September, 1691

On the 22 September 1691, it was decided to storm the two enemy forts, which defended the Thomond Bridge over the Shannon outside Limerick. Despite the continuous and heavy fire from the forts and the city walls, the Inniskilling Foot supported the crossing of the bridge by the armiy' grenadiers, led by Tiffin, when both forts were seized. There were many casualties, and an eyewitness said that the dead lay 'in heaps higher than the parapet of the bridge'.