Kalends of January
. AD 823.
Niall son of Fergus, chief of Uí Fhorannáin, dies.
The heathens plundered Bennchor at Airtiu (?), and destroyed the oratory, and shook the relics of Comgall from their shrine.
- 1] (It will be true, true,
2] By the will of the High-king of kings,
3] My bones shall be borne without harm
4] From Bennchor of the fighting to Aentreb.)
A battle, i.e. the battle of Finnubair, between the men of Tethba themselves, in which Aed son of Fogartach and many others fell.
The greater part of Ros Comáin was burned.
A battle between the Connachta themselves in which very many fell.
A skirmish between Dúnchad and Cumuscach, two kings of Cianacht, in which many were slain. Dúnchad was victor. Cumuscach escaped by flight.
Eochaid son of Bresal, king of Dál Araidi of the North, was killed by his associates.
Spelán son of Sluagadach, king of Conaille of Muirtheimne, dies.
Étgal of Scelec was carried off by the heathens, and died shortly afterwards of hunger and thirst.