Sir Charles O'Hara

O'Hara, Sir Charles, Baron Tirawley, an officer distinguished in the War of the Spanish Succession, was born in the County of Mayo, in 1640. He was raised to the peerage in 1706. In the following year he commanded the left wing of the allied army at the battle of Almanza (25th April 1707, N. S.), and remained in the Peninsula until the conclusion of the war. On his return to Ireland he took his seat in the House of Lords. He was for some time Commander- in-chief of the army in Ireland. He died 8th June 1724, aged 84, and was buried in St. Mary's Church, Dublin. [His son James, 2nd Baron Tirawley (born 1690, died 1774), was created Baron of Kilmaine in 1721, for eminent military services. He attained the rank of General, filled several important diplomatic posts, and was Governor of Minorca.]


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