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Annals of the Four Masters

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Translated by John O'Donovan

Electronic edition compiled by Emma Ryan

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Seoirse Ó Luasa, An Caifé Liteartha, An Daingean, who donated a copy of the Annals of the Four Masters to the CELT Project.

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Notes

[The precise relationship between MSS 1–4 (below) is a matter for scholarly debate. Two views have been put forward, that of Walsh and Mooney (for bibliographical details of their publications, see below). According to Walsh, MSS 1 and 4 are what remains of the set presented to the patron, Ferghal Ó Gadhra; MSS 2 and 3 are the copies forwarded to Louvain for possible printing. According to Mooney, MSS 1 and 3 are the set presented to the patron, Ferghal Ó Gadhra; MSS 2 and 4 are what remains of the set forwarded to Louvain. It is more likely that Walsh's view is correct. For an excellent and fully documented discussion of the problem, see Nollaig Ó Muraíle, The autograph manuscripts of the Annals of the Four Masters, Celtica 19 (1987) 75–95.]

Sources

    Manuscript sources
  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1220 olim C iii 3; paper; s. xvii; five hands, including Míchél Ó Cléirigh and Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh; 522 folios. Annals from AM 2242 to AD 1171. Used by Dubhaltach Mac Fir Bhisigh, who refers to it as belonging to Fearghal Ó Gadhra. For a description of the MS, see Kathleen Mulchrone & Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy fasc. 26 (Dublin 1943) 3276-82; Nollaig Ó Muraíle, 'The autograph manuscripts of the Annals of the Four Masters', Celtica 19 (1987) 75–95: 88–92.
  2. Dublin, University College L, OFM, A 13; paper; s. xvii; an autograph copy but scribal signatures are absent in the body of the text. The hands resemble those of Míchél Ó Cléirigh, but there are other hands including marginal notes by John Colgan. Annals from AM 2242 to AD 1169. For a description of the MS, see Myles Dillon, Canice Mooney, & Pádraig de Brún, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Franciscan Library, Killiney (Dublin 1969) 24–27; Paul Walsh, 'Extracts from the Franciscan manuscripts of the 'Annals of the Four Masters'', Irisleabhar Muighe Nuadhad, 1916, 17-24; Ó Muraíle, op. cit. 94–95.
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 687 and 688 olim 23 P 6 and 23 P 7; paper; s. xvii; the scribes are Míchél Ó Cléirigh, Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh, and Conaire Ó Cléirigh, and two others. Annals from 1170 to 1616. For a description of the MSS, see Lilian Duncan, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy fasc. 17 (1936) 2112–2114; Ó Muraíle, op. cit. 95; annals from 1170 to 1616); Paul Walsh, 'Manuscripts of the Four Masters (R.I.A. 23 P 6 and 7 [=MSS 687-8]) Ir Book Lover 24 (1936) 81-3; Ó Muraíle, op. cit. 95.
  4. Dublin, Trinity College Library, 1301 olim H. 2. 11; paper; s. xvii; the scribes are Conaire Ó Cléirigh and two other Ó Cléirigh scribes. Annals from 1334 (beginning acephalous) to 1605 in 466 folios. For a description of the MS, see T. K. Abbott and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the library of Trinity College Dublin (Dublin 1921) 82–83; Ó Muraíle, op. cit. 92–94.
  5. Dublin, Trinity College Library, 1300 olim H. 2. 9 and H. 2. 10; paper; s. xviii (1734-5) scribe: Hugh O'Mulloy (Aodh Ó Maolmhuaidh); a transcript of MS 1 made for John O'Fergus. For a description of the MS, see T. K. Abbott and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the library of Trinity College Dublin (Dublin 1921) 82.
  6. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 988 and 989 olim 23 F 2 and 23 F 3; paper; s. xviii; scribe not named; the text was transcribed in the house of Charles O'Conor of Belanagare, and apparently under his supervision. This is a transcript of MS 1. For a description of the MS, see Kathleen Mulchrone, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 22 (1940) 2829–30.
    Editions and Translations
  1. Charles O'Conor (ed.) Rerum Hibernicarum scriptores veteres iii: Quatuor Magistrorum Annales Hibernici usque ad annum M.CLXXII. ex ipso O'Clerii autographo in Biblioteca Stowense servato, nunc primum uersione donati ac notis illustrati (Buckingham, 1826) [O'Conor's edition, though based on MS (i) is seriously defective].
  2. John O'Donovan (ed. & trans.) Annala Rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616. Edited from MSS in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy and of Trinity College Dublin with a translation and copious notes, 7 vols. (Dublin 1848-51; repr. Dublin, 1856; repr. Dublin, 1990.) [volumes i-ii: pp v-vi (dedicatory letter of the editor) + pp vii-liv (introductory remarks, including original documents) + pp lv-lxi (epistle dedicatory of Míchél Ó Cléirigh) + pp lxiii-lxxi (contemporary approbations of the work) + pp 2-1187 (text and translation) + pp 1189-93 (addenda and corrigenda); volumes iii-vi: pp 2-2375 (text and translation) + pp 2377-2494 (a genealogical appendix, including original documents) + 2494-8 (addenda et corrigenda); volume vii: pp 405 (indexes). There are three separate paginations: volumes i-ii, volumes iii-vi, and volume vii, each having separate pagination. The edition of volumes i-ii, AM 2242-AD 1171, is made from a corrected copy of Charles O'Conor's edition (Buckingham, 1826). This edition is based on MS 1 which was not available to O'Donovan. O'Donovan collated the text so derived with MS 5 and MS 6, both eighteenth-century transcripts of MS 1. MS 2 was not known to O'Conor or O'Donovan. The text of the remainder of the Annals (volumes iii-vi) is edited from MS 3 collated with MS 4.]
  3. Owen Connellan, The Annals of Ireland, translated from the original Irish of the Four Masters (Dublin, 1846) [Annals from 1171 to 1616].
  4. Henri Lizeray, Le livre des quatre maîtres: Annales du royaume d'Irlande, depuis les origines jusqu'à l'arrivée de saint Patrice (Leroux, 1882).
    Literature
  1. George Petrie, 'Remarks on the history and authenticity of the Annals of the Four Masters', Trans Roy Ir Acad 16 (1831) 381-93 [repr. O'Donovan, op. cit. i, pp vii-xix].
  2. Sir John T. Gilbert, 'The Celtic records of Ireland', Ir Q Rev 1 (1852) 588-700 [notice of O'Donovan's edition].
  3. Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history (Dublin, 1861; repr. Dublin, 1878) 141-61 [note O'Curry's translation of John Colgan's remarks about Míchél Ó Cléirigh (143-45) and his sardonic comments on the Stowe sale of Irish MSS and the attitude of Lords Macaulay and Ashburnham].
  4. P. Mac Suibhne, 'A great historical work: the Annals of the Four Masters', J Ivernian Soc 7 (1915) 66-93.
  5. Paul Walsh, 'Extracts from the Franciscan manuscripts of the 'Annals of the Four Masters'', Irisleabhar Muighe Nuadhad, 1916, 17-24.
  6. E. J. Gwynn, 'Miscellanea', Ériu 9 (1921-23) 27-30: 27-8 [verse fragments in Annals of the Four Masters].
  7. Paul Walsh, 'Extracts from the Franciscan manuscript of the Annals of the Four Masters', in Paul Walsh, Gleanings from Irish manuscripts, 2nd ed. (Dublin, 1933) 69-85.
  8. Paul Walsh, 'The Four Masters', Ir Book Lover 22 (1934) 128-31.
  9. Paul Walsh, 'The convent of Donegal, 1632-36', Ir Book Lover 23 (1935) 109-15.
  10. Brendan Jennings, Michael O Cleirigh, chief of the Four Masters, and his associates (Dublin, 1936) [an inadequate account of the MSS, otherwise very valuable].
  11. Paul Walsh, 'Manuscripts of the Four Masters (R.I.A. 23 P 6 and 7 [=Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MSS 687-8])', Ir Book Lover 24 (1936) 81-3 [repr. for the most part in a chapter of his The Four Masters and their work].
  12. Paul Walsh, 'Slips in O'Donovan's Four Masters, vol. V', Ir Book Lover 25 (1937) 100-02.
  13. M. A. O'Brien, 'Miscellanea Hibernica, 5: a wrong entry in AU and FM [A.D. 603], Études Celtiques 3 (1939) 365.
  14. Paul Walsh, 'The dating of Irish annals', Ir Hist Stud 2, (1941) 355-75.
  15. Canice Mooney, 'Irish Franciscan libraries of the past', Ir Ecclesiast Rec, 5th ser., 60 (1942) 223-4.
  16. Colm Ó Lochlainn, 'John O Donovan and the Four Masters', Ir Book Lover 29 (1943-5) 4-8.
  17. Paul Walsh, The Four Masters and their work (Dublin, 1944).
  18. Michael Duignan [notice of Walsh's Four Masters and their work], Éigse 4 (1943-4) 312.
  19. Helena Concannon, 'John O'Donovan and the Annals of the Four Masters', Studies (Dublin) 37 (1948) 300-7.
  20. Colm Ó Lochlainn, 'Annals of the Four Masters', Ir Book Lover 31 (1949-51) 126-8.
  21. Alexander Boyle, 'Fergal Ó Gadhra and the Four Masters', Ir Ecclesiast Rec, 5th ser, 100 (1963) 100-14.
  22. Cathaldus Giblin, 'The Annals of the Four Masters', in Liam de Paor (ed.) Great books of Ireland (Dublin, 1967) 90-103, repr. in Benignus Millett & Anthony Lynch (ed.) Dún Mhuire, Killiney, 1945-95 (Dublin, 1995) 135-43.
  23. David Greene & Frank O'Connor, A golden treasury of Irish poetry (London, 1967; repr. Dingle, 1990) 107-9, 200-01 [edition of restored text and translation of four verse epigrams that occur s. aa. 606, 614, 1022, and 1088].
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  25. Alan Mac an Bhaird, 'Dán díreach agus ranna as na hannála 867-1134', Éigse 17 (1977) 157C168.
  26. Breandán Ó Buachalla, 'Annála ríoghachta Éireann is Foras feasa ar Éirinn: an comhthéacs comhaimseartha', Studia Hibernica, 22-3 (1982-3) 59-105.
  27. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, 'The autograph manuscripts of the Annals of the Four Masters', Celtica 19 (1987) 75-95.
  28. Donnchadh Ó Corráin, 'Vikings II: Ross Cam', Peritia 10 (1996) 236.
  29. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, The celebrated antiquary: Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh (c.1600-71): his lineage life and learning (Maynooth, 1996) 6-10, 100-101, 186-89.
  30. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, 'Cathal Ó Mac Maghnusa: his time, life and legacy', Clogher Rec 16/2 (1998) 45-64.
  31. Donnchadh Ó Corráin, 'Ad Annals of the Four Masters, 823-24', Peritia 13 (1999) 141.
  32. William O'Sullivan, 'The Slane manuscript of the Annals of the Four Masters'. Ríocht na Mídhe [Journal of the County Meath Historical Society] 10 (1999) 78-85.
  33. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, 'The chronology and sources of the early Irish annals', Early Medieval Europe 10:3 (2001) 323341.
  34. Pádraig A. Breatnach, 'Irish records of the Nine Years' War: a brief survey, with particular notice of the relationship between Beatha Aodha Ruaidh Uí Dhomhnaill and the Annals of the Four Masters'. In Ó Riain, Pádraig (ed.), Beatha Aodha Ruaidh: the life of Red Hugh O'Donnell. Historical and literary contexts (Irish Texts Society, subsidiary series 12) (London 2002) 124-147.
  35. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, on his website at http://www.cs.tcd.ie/misc/kronos/chronology/synchronisms/annals-chron.htm offers comprehensive information on two traditions of dating used in the Irish Annals, together with two ancillary articles, 'Chronological synchronisation of the Irish annals', and 'Collation of the Irish regnal canon'.
  36. Bernadette Cunningham, O'Donnell Histories: Donegal and the Annals of the Four Masters (Rathmullan, 2007).
  37. Edel Bhreatnach and Bernadette Cunningham (eds.), Writing Irish History: the Four Masters and their World (Dublin, 2007).
  38. Bernadette Cunningham, 'The Ó Duibhgeannáin family of historians and the Annals of the Four Masters', Breifne 44 (2008) 557-572.
  39. Bernadette Cunningham, 'John O'Donovan's edition of the Annals of the Four Masters: an Irish classic?' in Dirk van Hulle and Joep Leersen (eds.), Editing the Nation's Memory: Textual Scholarship and Nation-building in Nineteenth-century Europe (Amsterdam, 2008), 129-149.
  40. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, The Irish Annals: their genesis, evolution and history (Dublin 2008).
  41. Nicholas Evans, The present and the past in medieval Irish chronicles, Studies in Celtic History 27 (Woodbridge, 2010).
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    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Annala Rioghachta Eireann: Annals of the kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616. Edited from MSS in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy and of Trinity College Dublin with a translation and copious notes.. in Volume 1: translationJohn O'Donovan (ed), First edition [Seven volumes. Volumes i—ii: pp v—vi (dedicatory letter of the editor)+ pp vii—liv (introductory remarks, including original documents) + pp lv—lxi (epistle dedicatory of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh) + pp lxiii—lxxi (contemporary approbations of the work) + pp 2—1187 (text and translation) + pp 1189—93 (addenda and corrigenda); volumes iii—vi: pp 2—2375 (text and translation) + pp 2377—2494 (a genealogical appendix, including original documents) + 2494—98 (addenda et corrigenda); volume vii: pp 405 (indexes). There are three separate paginations: volumes i-ii, volumes iii—vi, and volume vii, each having separate pagination. The whole work extends to 4167 pp.] Hodges & SmithDublin (1848-51) (repr. 1856) (repr. 1990)

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Created: Translation by John O'Donovan (for source text see CELT file G100005A) Date range: c.1846-1850.

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Annals of the Four Masters: Author: [unknown]


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M2242.0

The Age of the World, to this Year of the Deluge, 2242.

M2242.1

Forty days before the Deluge, Ceasair came to Ireland with fifty girls and three men; Bith, Ladhra, and Fintain, their names. Ladhra died at Ard Ladhrann, and from him it is named. He was the first that died in Ireland. Bith died at Sliabh Beatha, and was interred in the carn of Sliabh Beatha, and from him


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the mountain is named. Ceasair died at Cuil Ceasra, in Connaught, and was interred in Carn Ceasra. From Fintan is named Feart Fintain, over Loch Deirgdheirc.

Annal M2520.

M2520.0

From the Deluge until Parthalon took possession of Ireland 278 years; and the age of the world when he arrived in it, 2520.

M2520.1

The age of the world when Parthalon came into Ireland, 2520 years. These were the chieftains who were with him: Slainge, Laighlinne, and Rudhraidhe, his three sons; Dealgnat, Nerbha, Ciochbha, and Cerbnad, their four wives.

Annal M2527.

M2527.0

The Age of the World, 2527.

M2527.1

Fea, son of Torton, son of Sru, died this year at Magh Fea, and was interred at Dolrai Maighe Fea; so that it was from him that the plain is named.

Annal M2530.

M2530.0

The Age of the World, 2530.

M2530.1

In this year the first battle was fought in Ireland; i.e. Cical Grigenchosach, son of Goll, son of Garbh, of the Fomorians, and his mother, came into Ireland, eight hundred in number, so that a battle was fought between them and Parthalon's people at Sleamhnai Maighe Ithe,


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where the Fomorians were defeated by Parthalon, so that they were all slain. This is called the battle of Magh Ithe.

Annal M2532.

M2532.0

The Age of the World, 2532.

M2532.1

The eruption of Loch Con and Loch Techeat in this year.

Annal M2533.

M2533.0

The Age of the World, 2533.

M2533.1

Slainge, son of Partholan, died in this year, and was interred in the carn of Sliabh Slangha.

M2533.2

Also the eruption of Loch Mesc in the same year.

Annal M2535.

M2535.0

The Age of the World, 2535.

M2535.1

Laighlinne, son of Parthalon, died in this year. When his grave was dug, Loch Laighlinne sprang forth in Ui Mac Uais, and from him it is named.

M2535.2

The eruption of Loch Eachtra also.

Annal M2545.

M2545.0

The Age of the World, 2545.

M2545.1

Rudhruidhe, son of Parthalon, was drowned in Loch Rudhruidhe, the lake having flowed over him; and from him the lake is called.

Annal M2546.

M2546.0

The Age of the World, 2546.

M2546.1

An inundation of the sea over the land at Brena in this year, which was the seventh lake eruption that occurred in the time of Parthalon; and this is named Loch Cuan.

Annal M2550.

M2550.0

The Age of the World, 2550.

M2550.1

Parthalon died on Sean Magh Ealta Eadair in this year. In the time of Parthalon's invasion these plains were cleared of wood; but it is not known in what particular years they were cleared:


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Magh nEithrighe, in Connaught; Magh Ithe, in Leinster; Magh Lii, in Ui Mac Uais Breagh; Magh Latharna, in Dal Araidhe.

M2820.0

The Age of the World, 2820.

M2820.1

Nine thousand of Parthalon's people died in one week on Sean Mhagh Ealta Edair, namely, five thousand men, and four thousand women. Whence is named Taimhleacht Muintire Parthaloin. They had passed three hundred years in Ireland.

M2820.2

Ireland was thirty years waste till Neimhidh's arrival.

Annal M2850.

M2850.0

The Age of the World, 2850.

M2850.1

Neimhidh came to Ireland. On the twelfth day after the arrival of Neimhidh with his people, Macha, the wife of Neimhidh, died. These were the four chieftains who were with him: Sdarn, Iarbhainel the Prophet, Fearghus Leithdheirg, and Ainninn. These were the four sons of Neimhidh. Medu, Macha, Yba, and Ceara, were the four wives of these chieftains.

Annal M2859.

M2859.0

The Age of the World, 2859.

M2859.1

In this year Loch Dairbhreach and Loch Ainninn in Meath sprang forth.

M2859.2

These were the forts that were erected, the plains that were cleared, and the lakes that sprang forth, in the time of Neimhidh, but the precise years are not found for them: Rath Cinnech, in Ui Niallain; Rath Cimbaeith, in


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Seimhne; Magh Ceara, Magh nEabha, Magh Cuile Toladh, and Magh Luirg, in Connaught; Magh tochair, in Tir Eoghain; Leagmhagh, in Munster; Magh mBrensa, in Leinster; Magh Lughadh, in Ui Tuirtre; Magh Seredh, in Teffia; Magh Seimhne, in Dal Araidhe; Magh Muirtheimhne, in Conaille; and Magh Macha, in Oirghialla; Loch Cal, in Ui Niallain; Loch Muinreamhair, in Luighne, in Sliabh Guaire. The battle of Murbholg, in Dal Riada; the battle of Baghna; and the battle of Cnamh Ross against the Fomorians. Neimhidh gained these battles.

M2859.3

Neimhidh afterwards died of a plague, together with three thousand persons, in the island of Ard Neimhidh, in Crich Liathain, in Munster.

Annal M3066.

M3066.0

The Age of the World, 3066.

M3066.1

The demolition of the tower of Conainn in this year, by the race of Neimhidh, against Conainn, son of Faebhar, and the Fomorians in general, in revenge for all the oppression they had inflicted upon them the race of Neimhidh, as is evident from the chronicle which is called


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Leabhar Gabhala; and they nearly all mutually fell by each other; thirty persons alone of the race of Neimhidh escaped to different quarters of the world, and they came to Ireland some time afterwards as Firbolgs. Two hundred and sixteen years Neimhidh and his race remained in Ireland. After this Ireland was a wilderness for a period of two hundred years.

Annal M3266.

M3266.0

The Age of the World, 3266.

M3266.1

The Firbolgs took possession of Ireland at the end of this year. Slainghe, Gann, Genann, Seangann, and Rudhraighe, were their five chieftains. These were the five sons of Deala, son of Loich. The other four and the Firbolgs in general elected Slainge as king over them.


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Annal M3267.

M3267.0

The Age of the World, 3267.

M3267.1

Slainghe, son of Deala, was king of Ireland for a period of one year; and he died at the end of the year, at Dinn Righ, on the brink of the Bearbha.

Annal M3268.

M3268.0

The Age of the World, 3268.

M3268.1

Rudhraighe, son of Deala, assumed the government of Ireland.

M3268.2

This is the first year of his reign.

Annal M3269.

M3269.0

The Age of the World, 3269.

M3269.1

The second year of the reign of Rudhraighe; and he died at the end of this year.

Annal M3270.

M3270.0

The Age of the World, 3270.

M3270.1

This was the first year of the reign of Gann and Geanann over Ireland.

Annal M3273.

M3273.0

The Age of the World, 3273.

M3273.1

The fourth year of Gann and Geanann; and they died at the end of this year, with twenty hundred along with them, in Crich Liathain.

M3274.0

The Age of the World, 3274.

M3274.1

This was the first year of the reign of Sengann.

Annal M3278.

M3278.0

The Age of the World, 3278.

M3278.1

At the end of the fifth year of the reign of Seangann, he fell by Fiachaidh Cennfinnan, son of Starn.

Annal M3279.

M3279.0

The Age of the World, 3279.

M3279.1

The first year of the reign of Fiacha Cennfinnain.

Annal M3283.

M3283.0

The Age of the World, 3283.

M3283.1

The fifth year of the reign of Fiacha. And he fell by Rinnal, son of Geanann, this year.

Annal M3284.

M3284.0

The Age of the World, 3284.

M3284.1

The first year of the reign of Rinnal, son of Geanann, over Ireland.

Annal M3289.

M3289.0

The Age of the World, 3289.

M3289.1

After the completion of the fifth year of his reign by Rinnal, he fell by Foidhbhgen, son of Seangann.

Annal M3290.

M3290.0

The Age of the World, 3290.

M3290.1

The first year of the reign of Foidhbhgen.

Annal M3293.

M3293.0

The Age of the World, 3293.

M3293.1

At the end of the fourth year of the reign of Foidhbhgen, he fell by Eochaidh, son of Erc.

Annal M3294.

M3294.0

The Age of the World, 3294.

M3294.1

This was the first year of the reign of Eochaidh, son of Erc.


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Annal M3303.

M3303.0

The Age of the World, 3303.

M3303.1

The tenth year of the reign of Eochaidh, son of Erc; and this was the last year of his reign, for the Tuatha De Dananns came to invade Ireland against the Firbolgs; and they gave battle to each other at Magh Tuireadh, in Conmaicne Cuile Toladh, in Connaught, so that the King Eochaidh, son of Erc, was killed, by the three sons of Neimhidh, son of Badhrai, of the Tuatha De Dananns; Ceasarb, Luamh, and Luachra, their names. The Firbolgs were vanquished and slaughtered in this battle. Moreover, the hand of Nuadhat, son of Eochaidh, son of Edarlamh (the king who was over the Tuatha De Dananns), was cut off in the same battle. The aforesaid Eochaidh was the last king of the Firbolgs. Nine of them had assumed kingship, and thirty seven years was the length of their sway over Ireland.

M3304.0

The Age of the World, 3304.

M3304.1

The first year of the reign of Breas, son of Ealathan, over Ireland; for the Tuatha De Danann gave him the sovereignty, after gaining the battle of Magh Tuireadh Conga, while the hand of Nuadhat was under cure.

Annal M3310.

M3310.0

The Age of the World, 3310.

M3310.1

This was the seventh year of Breas over Ireland, when he resigned the kingdom to Nuadhat, after the cure of his hand by Diancecht, assisted by Creidne, the artificer, for they put a silver hand upon him.

Annal M3311.

M3311.0

The Age of the World, 3311.

M3311.1

The first year of the reign of Nuadhat Airgeatlamh, after his hand had been welded with a piece of refined silver.

Annal M3330.

M3330.0

The Age of the World, 3330.

M3330.1

At the end of the twentieth year of the


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reign of Nuadhat of the Silver Hand, he fell in the battle of Magh Tuireadh na bhFomorach, by Balor of the mighty blows, one of the Fomorians.


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Annal M3331.

M3331.0

The Age of the World, 3331.

M3331.1

The first year of the reign of Lugh Lamhfhada Lewy of the Long Hand over Ireland.

Annal M3370.

M3370.0

The Age of the World, 3370.

M3370.1

After the fortieth year of the reign of Lugh Lamhfhada over Ireland, he fell by Mac Cuill at Caendruim.

M3370.2

It was in the


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reign of this Lugh that the fair of Tailltean was established, in commemoration and remembrance of his foster mother, Taillte, the daughter of Maghmor, King of Spain, and the wife of Eochaidh, son of Erc, the last king of the Firbolgs.

Annal M3371.

M3371.0

The Age of the World, 3371.

M3371.1

The first year of the reign of Eochaidh Ollathair, who was named the Daghda, over Ireland.

Annal M3450.

M3450.0

The Age of the World, 3450.

M3450.1

After the completion of the last year of the eighty years which Eochaidh Ollathar passed in the monarchy of Ireland, he died at Brugh, of the venom of the wound which Cethlenn inflicted upon him in the first battle of Magh Tuireadh.

Annal M3451.

M3451.0

The Age of the World, 3451.

M3451.1

This was the first year of the reign of Dealbhaeth, son of Ogma, over Ireland.

Annal M3460.

M3460.0

The Age of the World, 3460.

M3460.1

In the tenth year of the reign of Dealbhaeth, he fell by the hand of his own son, Fiacha mac Dealbhaeith.

M3461.0

The Age of the World, 3461.

M3461.1

The first year of the reign of Fiacha, the son of Dealbhaeth.

Annal M3470.

M3470.0

The Age of the World, 3470.

M3470.1

At the end of the tenth year of the reign of Fiacha, son of Dealbhaeth, over Ireland, he fell by Eogon of Inbher.

Annal M3471.

M3471.0

The Age of the World, 3471.

M3471.1

The first year of the three last kings of the


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Tuatha De Dananns, who were in joint sovereignty over Ireland. These were Mac Cuill, Mac Ceacht, and Mac Greine.

Annal M3500.

M3500.0

The Age of the World, 3500.

M3500.1

The fleet of the sone of Milidh came to Ireland at the end of this year, to take it from the Tuatha De Dananns; and they fought the battle of Sliabh Mis with them on the third day after landing. In this battle fell Scota, the daughter of Pharaoh, wife of Milidh; and the grave of Scota is to be seen between Sliabh Mis and the sea. Therein also fell Fas, the wife of Un, son of Uige, from whom is named Gleann Faisi. After this the sons of Milidh fought a battle at Tailtinn, against the three kinge of the Tuatha De Dananns, Mac Cuill, Mac Ceacht, and Mac Greine. The battle lasted for a long time, until Mac Ceacht fell by Eiremhon, Mac Cuill by Eimhear, and Mac Greine by Amhergin.


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Their three queens were also slain; Eire by Suirghe, Fodhla by Edan, and Banba by Caicher. The battle was at length gained against the Tuatha De Dananns, and they were slaughtered wherever they were overtaken. There fell from the sons of Milidh, on the other hand, two illustrious chieftains, in following up the rout, namely Fuad at Sliabh Fuaid, and Cuailgne at Sliabh Cuailgne.

Annal M3501.

M3501.0

The Age of the World, 3501.

M3501.1

This was the year in which Eremhon and Emher assumed the joint sovereignty of Ireland, and divided Ireland into two parts between them. It was in it, moreover, that these acts following were done by Eremhon and Emher, with their chieftains: Rath Beothaigh, over the Eoir Argat Ros, and Rath Oinn in Crich Cualann, were erected by Eremhon. The causeway of Inbher mor, in the territory of Ui Eineachglais Cualann, was made by Amergin. The erection of Dun Nair, in Sliabh Modhairn, by Gosten; Dun Deilginnsi, in the territory of Cualann, by Sedgha; Dun Sobhairce, in Murbholg Dal Riada, by Sobhairce; and Dun Edair by Suirghe. By Eremhon and his chieftains these were erected. Rath Uamhain, in Leinster, by Emhear; Rath Arda Suird by Etan, son of Uige; Carraig Fethaighe by Un, son of Uige;


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Carraig Blaraighe by Mantan; Dun Ardinne by Caicher; Rath Righbaird, in Muiresg, by Fulman. By Emher and his chieftains these were erected.

M3501.2

A dispute arose at the end of this year, between Eremhon and Emhear, about the three celebrated hills, Druim Clasaigh, in Crich Maine; Druim Beathaigh, in Maenmhagh; and Druim Finghin, in Munster. In consequence of which a battle was fought between them, on the brink of Bri Damh, at Tochar Eter Da Mhagh; and this is called the battle of Geisill. The battle was gained upon Emhear, and he fell therein. There fell also three distinguished chieftains of the people of Eremhon in the same battle; Goisten, Setgha, and Suirghe, were their names. After this Eremhon assumed the sovereignty.

Annal M3502.

M3502.0

The Age of the World, 3502.

M3502.1

The first year of the reign of Eremhon over Ireland; and the second year after the arrival of the sons of Milidh, Eremhon divided Ireland. He gave the province of Ulster to Emhear, son of Ir; Munster to the four sons of EmhearFinn; the province of Connaught to Un and Eadan; and the province of Leinster to Crimhthann Sciathbhel of the Damnonians.


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M3502.2

Tea, daughter of Lughaidh, son of Ith, whom Eremhon married in Spain, to the repudiation of Odhbha, was the Tea who requested of Eremhon a choice hill, as her dower, in whatever place she should select it, that she might be interred therein, and that her mound and her gravestone might be thereon raised, and where every prince ever to be born of her race should dwell. The guarantees who undertook to execute this for her were Amhergin Gluingeal and Emhear Finn. The hill she selected was Druim Caein, i.e. Teamhair. It is from her it was called, and in it was she interred.

M3502.3

Odhbha, the mother of Muimhne, Luighne, and Laighne, died, and was interred at Odhbha.

M3502.4

The battle of Cuil Caichir, in which Caicher was slain by Amergin Gluingeal, was fought this year; and his grave was dug in that place, so that from him Cuil Caichir was named.

Annal M3503.

M3503.0

The Age of the World, 3503.

M3503.1

The second year of the reign of Eremhon over Ireland.

M3503.2

Amhergin Gluingeal, son of Milidh, fell in the battle of Biletineadh this year by Eremhon.

M3503.3

The eruption of the nine Brosnachs, i.e. rivers


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of Eile; of the nine Righes, i.e. rivers of Leinster; and of the three Uinsionns of Hy Oiliolla.

Annal M3506.

M3506.0

The Age of the World, 3506.

M3506.1

The fifth year of the reign of Eremon.

M3506.2

Fulman and Mantan fell by the king in the battle of Breogan, in Feimhin; and the eruption of the following lakes took place in the same year: Loch Cimbe, Loch Buadhaigh, Loch Baadh, Loch Ren, Loch Finnmhaighe, Loch Greine, Loch Riach, Loch Da Chaech, in Leinster, and Loch Laegh, in Ulster.

Annal M3510.

M3510.0

The Age of the World, 3510.

M3510.1

The ninth year of the reign of Eremon, Un, En, and Edan, fell by him in the battle of Comhraire, in Meath.

M3510.2

The eruption of Eithne, in Ui Neill; of the three Socs, in Connaught; and of the Fregabhail, between Dal Araidhe and Dal Riada, this year. These are rivers.


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Annal M3516.

M3516.0

The Age of the World, 3516.

M3516.1

The fifteenth year of the reign of Eremhon; he died at the end of this period at Rath Beothaigh over the Eoir, in Argat Ross.

M3517.0

The Age of the World, 3517.

M3517.1

The first year of the joint reign of Muimhne, Luighne, and Laighne, sons of Eremon, over Ireland.

Annal M3519.

M3519.0

The Age of the World, 3519.

M3519.1

At the end of these three years Muimhne died at Cruachain. Luighne and Laighne fell in the battle of Ard Ladhron by the sons of Emhear.

M3519.2

Er, Orba, Fearon, and Fergen, the four sons of Emer, reigned half a year. This half year and the half year of Nuadhat Neacht make a full year; and to Nuadhat Neacht it is reckoned in the age of the world.

M3519.3

These sons of Emer were slain by Irial Faidh, son of Eremon, in the battle of Cuil Marta, at the end of the half year aforesaid.

Annal M3529.

M3529.0

The Age of the World, 3529.

M3529.1

At the end of this, the tenth year of the reign of Irial Faidh, son of Eremon, he died at Magh Muaidhe. It was by this Irial Faidh the following battles were fought: the battle of Cuil Marta; the battle of Ard Inmaoith, in Teathbha, in which fell Stirne, son of Dubh, son of Fomhor; the battle of Tenmaighe, in which fell Eocha Echcheann, king of the Fomorians; the battle of Lochmaighe, in which fell Lughroth, son of Mofemis of the Firbolgs.

M3529.2

It was in the time of the same Irial that the clearing of the plains, the erection of the forts, and the eruption of the rivers following, took place. These are the plains: Magh Sele, in Ui Neill; Magh nEle, in Leinster; Magh Reicheat; Magh Sanais, in Connaught; Magh Techt, in Ui


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Mac Uais; Magh Faithne, in Airtheara; Magh Dairbhreach, in Fotharta Dairbhreach; Magh Lughna, in Cianachta; Magh Inis, in Uladh; Magh Cuile Feadha, in Fearnmhagh; Magh Comair; Magh Midhe; Magh Cobha; Magh Cuma, in Ui Neill; Magh Fearnmhaighe, in Oirghialla; and Magh Riada. These are the forts: Rath Croich, in Magh Inis; Rath Cuinceadha, in Seimhne; Rath Bacain, in Latharna; Rath Lochaid, at Glascharn; Rath Glaisicuilg, which is called Rath Ciombaoith, at Eamhain, Rath Mothaigh; Rath Buirg, in Sleachtmhagh. The rivers were the Siuir, Feil, Ercre, in Munster; the three Finns; and the three Coimdes.

Annal M3530.

M3530.0

The Age of the World, 3530.

M3530.1

This was the first year of the reign of Eithrial, son of Irial Faidh, over Ireland.

Annal M3549.

M3549.0

The Age of the World, 3549.

M3549.1

The twentieth year of the reign of Eithrial, son of Irial Faidh, son of Eremon, when he fell by Conmhael, son of Emer, in


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the battle of Raeire.

M3549.2

It was in the reign of this Eithrial that these plains were cleared: Teanmagh, in Connaught; Magh Lughadh, in Luighne; Magh Bealaigh, in Ui Tuirtre; Magh Geisille, in Ui Failghe; Magh Ochtair, in Leinster; Lochmhagh, in Conaille; Magh Roth, in Ui Eathach.

Annal M3550.

M3550.0

The Age of the World, 3550.

M3550.1

This was the first year of the reign of Conmael, son of Emer, over Ireland. He was the first king of Ireland from Munster.

Annal M3579.

M3579.0

The Age of the World, 3579.

M3579.1

Conmael, son of Emer, having been thirty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell, in the battle of Aenach Macha, by Tighernmus, son of Follach.

M3579.2

By Conmael had been fought these battles: the battle of Geisill, in which fell Palap, son of Eremon; the battle of Berra; the battle of Sliabh Beatha, in Ui Creamhthainn; the battle of Ucha; the battle of Cnucha; the battle of Sliabh Modhairn, in which fell Semroth, son of Inboith; the battle of Clere; the battle of Carnmor, in which fell Ollach; the battle of Loch Lein, against the Ernai and Martinei, and against Mogh Ruith, son of Mofebis of the Firbolgs; the battle of Ele.

Annal M3580.

M3580.0

The Age of the World, 3580.

M3580.1

The first year of the reign of Tighernmas, son of Folloch, over Ireland.

Annal M3581.

M3581.0

The Age of the World, 3581.

M3581.1

The second year of the reign of Tighernmas, the eruption of these nine lakes occurred: Loch Uair, in Meath; Loch


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nIairn; Loch Ce, in Connaught; Loch Saileann; Loch nAilleann, in Connaught; Loch Feabhail; Loch Gabhair; Dubhloch; and Loch Dabhall, in Oirghialla.

Annal M3656.

M3656.0

The Age of the World, 3656.

M3656.1

This was the seventeenth year above three score of Tighearnmas, as king over Ireland. It was by him the following battles were gained over the race of Emhear, and others of the Irish, and foreigners besides. These were the battles: the battle of Elle, in which fell Rochorb, son of Gollan; the battle of Lochmagh, in which fell Dagairne, son of Goll, son of Gollan; the battle of Cul Ard, in Magh Inis; the battle of Cuil Fraechan; the battle of Magh Techt; the battle of Commar; the battle of Cul Athguirt, in Seimhne; the battle of Ard Niadh, in Connaught; the battle of Carn Fearadhaigh, in which fell Fearadhach, son of Rochorb, son of Gollan, from whom Carn Fearadhaigh is called; the battle of Cnamh Choill, in Connaught; the battle of Cuil Feadha; the battle of Reabh; the battle of Congnaidhe, in Tuath Eabha; the battle of Cluain Cuas, in Teathbha; the battle of Cluain Muirsge, in Breifne; the two battles of Cuil, in Argat Ross; the battle of Ele; the battle of Berra; seven battles at Loch Lughdhach; two other battles at


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Argat Ross; three battles against the Firbolgs; the battle of Cuil Fothair, against the Ernai.

M3656.2

It was by Tighearnmas also that gold was first smelted in Ireland, in Foithre Airthir Liffe. It was Uchadan, an artificer of the Feara Cualann, that smelted it. It was by him that goblets and brooches were first covered with gold and silver in Ireland. It was by him that clothes were dyed purple, blue, and green. It was in his reign the three black rivers of Ireland burst forth, Fubhna, Torann, and Callann, their names. At the end of this year he died, with the three fourths of the men of Ireland about him, at the meeting of Magh Slecht, in Breifne, at the worshipping of Crom Cruach, which was the chief idol of adoration in Ireland. This happened on the night of Samhain precisely. It was from the genuflections which the men of Ireland made about Tighearnmas here that the plain was named.

M3657.0

The Age of the World, 3657.

M3657.1

This was the first year of Ireland without a king, after the death of Tighearnmas.

Annal M3663.

M3663.0

The Age of the World, 3663.

M3663.1

This was the seventh year. Ireland was without a king during the period of these seven years.

Annal M3664.

M3664.0

The Age of the World, 3664.

M3664.1

This was the first year of Eochaidh Eadghadhach, as king over Ireland. He was called Eochaidh Eadghadhach because it was by him the variety of colour was first put on clothes in Ireland, to distinguish


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the honour of each by his raiment, from the lowest to the highest. Thus was the distinction made between them: one colour in the clothes of slaves; two in the clothes of soldiers; three in the clothes of goodly heroes, or young lords of territories; six in the clothes of ollavs; seven in the clothes of kings and queens.

Annal M3667.

M3667.0

The Age of the World, 3667.

M3667.1

The fourth year of Eochaidh. At the end of the fourth year of his reign, he fell by Cearmna, son of Ebric, in the battle of Teamhair Tara.

Annal M3668.

M3668.0

The Age of the World, 3668.

M3668.1

The first year of the joint reign of Sobhairce and Cearmna Finn, the two sons of Ebric, son of Emher, son of Ir, son of Milidh, over Ireland; and they divided it between them into two parts: Sobhairce resided in the north, at Dun Sobhairce; and Cearmna in the south, at Dun Cearmna. These were the first kings of Ireland of the race of Ir.

Annal M3707.

M3707.0

The Age of the World, 3707.

M3707.1

After these kings had been forty years in the joint sovereignty of Ireland, Sobhairce was slain by Eochaidh Meann, of the Fomorians; and Cearmna fell by Eochaidh Faebharghlas, son of Conmael.

Annal M3708.

M3708.0

The Age of the World, 3708.

M3708.1

The first year of Eochaidh Faebhar Ghlas, son of Conmael, son of Emhear, over Ireland.

Annal M3727.

M3727.0

The Age of the World, 3727.

M3727.1

After Eochaidh had been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Fiacha Labhrainne, in the battle of Carman Wexford, in revenge of his father.

M3727.2

These were the battles that were fought, and the plains that were cleared, by Eochaidh Faebharghlas: the battle of Luachair Deadhadh; the battle of Fosadh Da Ghort; the battle of Comar Tri nUisge; the battle of Tuaim Drecon, in Ui Briuin Breifne; the battle of Druim Liathain. These are the plains: Magh Smeathrach, in Ui Failghe; Magh nAidhne,


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Magh Luirg, in Connaught; Magh Leamhna, Magh nInir, Magh Fubhna,and Magh Da Ghabhar, in Oirghialla.

Annal M3728.

M3728.0

The Age of the World, 3728.

M3728.1

This was the first year of the reign of Fiacha Labhrainne over Ireland.

Annal M3751.

M3751.0

The Age of the World, 3751.

M3751.1

This was the twenty fourth year, the termination of the reign of Fiacha Labhrainne; and he fell by Eochaidh Mumho, of Munster, in the battle of Bealgadan. It was by this Fiacha Labhrainne the following battles were gained: the battle of Gathlach, in which fell Mofebis, son of Eochaidh Faebharghlas; the battle of Fairrge, against the race of Emhear; the battle of Sliabh Feimhin; a battle against the Ernai, a sept of the Firbolgs, on the plain where Loch Erne now is. After the battle was gained from them, the lake flowed over them, so that it was from them the lake is named, that is, "a lake over the Ernai." It was in the reign of the same Fiacha that the springing of these three rivers first took place, namely, the Fleasc, the Mand, and the Labhrann, from which last the surname Labhrainne clung to him.

M3752.0

The Age of the World, 3752.

M3752.1

This was the first year of the reign of Eochaidh Mumho, son of Mofebis, over Ireland.

Annal M3772.

M3772.0

The Age of the World, 3772.

M3772.1

Twenty one years was Eochaidh in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he fell by Aengus Olmucadha, son of Fiacha Labhrainne, in the battle of Cliach.


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Annal M3773.

M3773.0

The Age of the World, 3773.

M3773.1

This was the first year of the reign of Aengus Olmucadha over Ireland.

Annal M3790.

M3790.0

The Age of the World, 3790.

M3790.1

After Aengus Olmucadha had been eighteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell in the battle of Carmann, by Enna Airgtheach. It was Aengus that gained the following battles. The battle of Clere; the battle of Cuirce, the battle of Sliabh Cailge, against the Martini, in the territory of Corca Bhaiscinn; the battle of Ros Fraechan, in Muirisc, in which fell Fraechan, the prophet; the battle of Carn Riceadha; the battle of Cuil Ratha, in South Munster; the battle of Sliabh Cua, against the Ernai; the battle of Ard Achadh, in which fell Smiorgall, son of Smeathra, king of the Fomorians; fifty battles against the Cruithean Tuath and the Firbolgs; twelve battles against the Longbardai; and four battles against the Colaisti.

M3790.2

These are the lakes which burst forth in his time: Loch Aenbheithe, in Ui Cremhthainn; Loch Saileach; Loch Na nGasan, in Magh Luirg, in Connaught; and the eruption of the sea between Eabha and Ros Cette.

M3790.3

It was by Aengus also that these plains were cleared: Magh Glinne Decon, in Cinel Conaill;


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Magh Mucruimhe, in Connaught; Magh Cuile Cael, in Cinel Boghaine; Magh nOensciath, in Leinster; Aelmhagh, in Calraighe; Mag Arcaill, in Ciarraighe Luachra; and Magh Luachra Deadhaidh.

Annal M3791.

M3791.0

The Age of the World, 3791.

M3791.1

This was the first year of Enna Airgtheach, as king over Ireland.

Annal M3817.

M3817.0

The Age of the World, 3817.

M3817.1

After Enna Airgtheach had spent twenty seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell by Raitheachtaigh, son of Maen, son of Aengus Olmucadha, in the battle of Raighne.

M3817.2

It was by this Enna Airgtheach that silver shields were made at Airget Ros; so that he gave them to the men of Ireland, together with horses and chariots.

Annal M3818.

M3818.0

The Age of the World, 3818.

M3818.1

This was the first year of Roitheachtaigh, son of Maen, over Ireland.

Annal M3842.

M3842.0

The Age of the World, 3842.

M3842.1

After Roitheachtaigh had been twenty five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell by Sedna, son of Airtri, at Cruachain.

Annal M3843.

M3843.0

The Age of the World, 3843.

M3843.1

The first year of the reign of Sedna, son of Airtri, son of Eibhric, son of Emher, son of Ir.

Annal M3847.

M3847.0

The Age of the World, 3847.

M3847.1

After Sedna had been five years in the sovereignty, he fell by Fiacha Finscothach and Muineamhon, son of Cas Clothach, at Cruachain.

M3848.0

The Age of the World, 3848.

M3848

The first year of the reign of Fiacha Finscothach over Ireland.

Annal M3867.

M3867.0

The Age of the World, 3867.

M3867.1

After Fiacha Finscothach had been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell by Muineamhon, son of Cas.

M3867.2

Every


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plain in Ireland abounded with flowers and shamrocks in the time of Fiacha. These flowers, moreover, were found full of wine, so that the wine was squeezed into bright vessels. Wherefore, the cognomen, Fiacha Fin Scothach, continued to be applied to him.

Annal M3868.

M3868.0

The Age of the World, 3868.

M3868.1

This was the first year of the reign of Muinemhon, son of Cas Clothach, over Ireland.

Annal M3872.

M3872.0

The Age of the World, 3872.

M3872.1

At the end of the fifth year of Muineamhon, he died of the plague in Magh Aidhne. It was Muineamhon that first caused chains of gold to be worn on the necks of kings and chieftains in Ireland.

Annal M3873.

M3873.0

The Age of the World, 3873.

M3873.1

The first year of Faildeargdoid.

Annal M3882.

M3882.0

The Age of the World, 3882.

M3882.1

After Faildeargdoid had been ten years in the sovereignty, he fell by Ollamh Fodhla, son of Fiacha Finscothach, in the battle of Teamhair. It was by the King Faildeargdoid that gold rings were first worn upon the hands of chieftains in Ireland.

Annal M3883.

M3883.0

The Age of the World, 3883.

M3883.1

The first year of the reign of Ollamh Fodhla, son of Fiacha Finscothach.

Annal M3922.

M3922.0

The Age of the World, 3922.

M3922.1

Ollamh Fodhla, after having been forty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died at his own mur house at Teamhair. He was the first king by whom the Feis Teamhrach was established; and it was by him Mur Ollamhan was erected at Teamhair.

M3922.2

It was he also that appointed a chieftain over every cantred, and a Brughaidh over every townland,


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who were all to serve the King of Ireland.

M3922.3

Eochaidh was the first name of Ollamh Fodhla; and he was called Ollamh Fodhla because he had been first a learned Ollamh, and afterwards king of Fodhla, i.e. of Ireland.

Annal M3923.

M3923.0

The Age of the World, 3923.

M3923.1

This was the first year of the reign of Finnachta, son of Ollamh Fodhla, over Ireland.

Annal M3942.

M3942.0

The Age of the World, 3942.

M3942.1

This was the twentieth year of the reign of Finnachta over Ireland. He afterwards died of the plague in Magh Inis, in Uladh.

M3942.2

It was in the reign of Finnachta that snow fell with the taste of wine, which blackened the grass. From this the cognomen, Finnachta, adhered to him. Elim was his name at first.

M3943.0

The Age of the World, 3943.

M3943.1

The first year of the reign of Slanoll, son of Ollamh Fodhla, over Ireland.

Annal M3959.

M3959.0

The Age of the World, 3959.

M3959.1

The seventeenth year of Slanoll in the sovereignty; and he died, at the end of that time, at Teamhair Tara, and it is not known what disease carried him off; he was found dead, but his colour did not change. He was afterwards buried; and after his body had been forty years in the grave, it was taken up by his son, i.e. Oilioll mac Slanuill, and the body had remained without rotting or decomposing during this period. This thing was a great wonder and surprise to the men of Ireland.

Annal M3960.

M3960.0

The Age of the World, 3960.

M3960.1

The first year of the reign of Gedhe Ollghothach over Ireland.

Annal M3971.

M3971.0

The Age of the World, 3971.

M3971.1

The twelfth year of Gedhe Ollghothach in


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the sovereignty of Ireland; and he fell at the end of that time by Fiacha, son of Finnachta.

Annal M3972.

M3972.0

The Age of the World, 3972.

M3972.1

The first year of Fiacha Finnailches, son of Finnachta, in the sovereignty of Ireland. Every calf that was brought forth in his reign was white headed.

Annal M3991.

M3991.0

The Age of the World, 3991.

M3991.1

After Fiacha Finnailches had been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell in the battle of Breagh, by Bearnghal, son of Gedhe Ollghothach.

M3991.2

It was by Fiacha Finnailches that Dun Chuile Sibrinne, i.e. Ceanannus was erected. Wherever his habitation was placed, Ceanannus was its name. It was by this king that the earth was first dug in Ireland, that water might be in wells. It was difficult for the stalk to sustain its corn in his reign.

Annal M3992.

M3992.0

The Age of the World, 3992.

M3992.1

The first year of the reign of Bearnghal, son of Gedhe Ollghothach, over Ireland.

Annal M4003.

M4003.0

The Age of the World, 4003.

M4003.1

Bearnghal, the son of Gedhe Ollghothach, after having been twelve years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Oilioll, son of Slanoll, and Sirna, son of Dian.

Annal M4004.

M4004.0

The Age of the World, 4004.

M4004.1

This was the first year of the reign of Oilioll, son of Slanoll, over Ireland.

Annal M4019.

M4019.0

The Age of the World, 4019.

M4019.1

Oilioll, son of Slanoll, after having been sixteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Sirna, son of Dian.

M4020.0

The Age of the World, 4020.

M4020.1

This was the first year of the reign of Sirna, son of Dian, son of Deman, in the sovereignty of Ireland. It was this Sirna, son of Dian, that wrested the government of Teamhair Tara from the Ulta, i.e. the race of Ir. It was he, too, that revenged upon them the death of Roitheachtaigh mac Main, whom they had slain at Cruachain; so that Bearnghal, son of Gedhe Ollghothach, and Oilioll, son of Slanoll, fell by him.


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Annal M4169.

M4169.0

The Age of the World, 4169.

M4169.1

Sirna Saeghlach, son of Dian, after having been a century and a half in the sovereignty of Ireland fell by Roitheachtaigh, son of Roan, at Aillinn. This was the Sirna who gained the battle of Aircealtair over the Ultonians; the two battles of Sliabh Airbhreach; the battle of Ceann Duin, in Assal; the battle of Moin Foichnigh, in Ui Failghe, over the Martini and Ernai; the battle of Luachair; the battle of Claire; the battle of Samhain; the battle of Cnoc Ochair. An attack was made by him on the Fomorians, in the territory of Meath. It was by him, moreover, was fought the battle of Moin Troghaidhe, in Ciannachta, when Lughair, son of Lughaidh, of the race of Emhear, had brought in a force of Fomorians into Ireland, with their king, Ceasarn by name. Sirna drew the men of Ireland to make battle against them to Moin Trogaidhe. As they were fighting the battle a plague was sent upon them, of which Lughair and Ceasarn perished, with their people, and a countless number of the men of Ireland along with them.

M4169.2

It was in the time of Sirna, also, happened the eruption of the Scirtach, in Leinster; of the Doailt, in Crich Rois; of the Nith, in Magh Muirtheimhne; of the Leamhain, in Munster; and of the Slaine, in Ui Creamhthainn.

Annal M4170.

M4170.0

The Age of the World, 4170.

M4170.1

This was the first year of the reign of Roitheachtaigh, son of Roan, over Ireland.


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Annal M4176.

M4176.0

The Age of the World, 4176.

M4176.1

After Roitheachtaigh had been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, lightning burned him at Dun Sobhairce Dunseverick. It was by this Roitheachtaigh that chariots of four horses were first used in Ireland.

Annal M4177.

M4177.0

The Age of the World, 4177.

M4177.1

Elim Oillfinshneachta, son of Roitheachtaigh, after having been one year in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell, at the end of that year, by Giallchaidh, son of Oilioll Ollchain. Snow, with the taste of wine, fell in this year, whence he was called Oillfinshneachta.

Annal M4178.

M4178.0

The Age of the World, 4178.

M4178.1

The first year of Giallchaidh, son of Olioll Olchain, son of Sirna, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4186.

M4186.0

The Age of the World, 4186.

M4186.1

Giallchaidh, after having been nine years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Art Imleach, in Magh Muaidhe.

Annal M4187.

M4187.0

The Age of the World, 4187.

M4187.1

This was the first year of Art Imleach, son of Elim Oillfinshneachta, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4198.

M4198.0

The Age of the World, 4198.

M4198.1

Art Imleach, after having been twelve years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Nuadhat Finnfail.

Annal M4199.

M4199.0

The Age of the World, 4199.

M4199.1

This was the first year of the reign of Nuadhat Finnfail over Ireland.

M4238.0

The Age of the World, 4238.

M4238.1

Nuadhat Finnfail, after having been forty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Breas, son of Art Imleach.

Annal M4239.

M4239.0

The Age of the World, 4239.

M4239.1

This was the first year of the reign of Breas, son of Art Imleach, over Ireland.

Annal M4247.

M4247.0

The Age of the World, 4247.

M4247.1

Breas, after having been nine years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Eochaidh Apthach, at Carn Conluain.

Annal M4248.

M4248.0

The Age of the World, 4248.

M4248.1

Eochaidh Apthach was one year in the


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sovereignty of Ireland, and he fell, at the end of that year, by Finn, son of Bratha.

Annal M4249.

M4249.0

The Age of the World, 4249.

M4249.1

This was the first year of the reign of Finn, son of Bratha, over Ireland.

Annal M4270.

M4270.0

The Age of the World, 4270.

M4270.1

Finn, son of Bratha, after having been twenty two years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Sedna, son of Breas, in Munster.

Annal M4271.

M4271.0

The Age of the World, 4271.

M4271.1

The first year of the reign of Sedna Innarraigh, son of Breas, son of Art Imleach, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4290.

M4290.0

The Age of the World, 4290.

M4290.1

Sedna Innarraigh, after having been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Simon Breac.

Annal M4291.

M4291.0

The Age of the World, 4291.

M4291.1

This was the first year of Simon Breac, son of Aedhan Glas, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4296.

M4296.0

The Age of the World, 4296.

M4296.1

Simon Breac, the son of Aedhan Glas, after having been six full years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Duach Finn.

M4297.0

The Age of the World, 4297.

M4297.1

This was the first year of Duach Finn, son of Sedna Innarraigh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4306.

M4306.0

The Age of the World, 4306.

M4306.1

Duach Finn, son of Sedna Innaraigh, after having been ten years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell in the battle of Magh, by Muireadhach Bolgrach.

Annal M4307.

M4307.0

The Age of the World, 4307.

M4307.1

Muireadhach Bolgrach spent a month and a year in the sovereignty of Ireland, and he fell, at the end of that time, by Enda Dearg, son of Duach.

Annal M4308.

M4308.0

The Age of the World, 4308.

M4308.1

This was the first year of Enda Dearg son of Duach Find in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4319.

M4319.0

The Age of the World, 4319.

M4319.1

Enda Dearg, son of Duach, after having been twelve years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died of a plague at Sliabh Mis, with a great number about him.


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Annal M4320.

M4320.0

The Age of the World, 4320.

M4320

This was the first year of Lughaidh Iardonn, son of Enda Dearg, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4328.

M4328.0

The Age of the World, 4328.

M4328.1

The ninth year of Lughaidh Iardonn in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he fell, by Sirlamh, at Rath Clochair.

Annal M4329.

M4329.0

The Age of the World, 4329.

M4329.1

This was the first year of Sirlamh, son of Finn, son of Bratha, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4344.

M4344.0

The Age of the World, 4344.

M4344.1

Sirlamh, after having been sixteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Eochaidh Uairches.

Annal M4345.

M4345.0

The Age of the World, 4345.

M4345.1

The first year of Eochaidh Uaircheas in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M4356.0

The Age of the World, 4356.

M4356.1

Eochaidh Uaircheas, after having been twelve years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by the sons of Congall: i.e. Eochaidh and Conaing.

Annal M4357.

M4357.0

The Age of the World, 4357.

M4357.1

The first year of the two sons of Congal Cosgarach (son of Duach Teamrach), son of Muireadhach Bolgrach, namely, Eochaidh Fiadhmuine and Conaing Begeaglach, over Ireland; the south of Ireland belonging to Eochaidh, and the north to Conaing.

Annal M4361.

M4361.0

The Age of the World, 4361.

M4361.1

After Eochaidh Fiadhmuine and Conaing Begeaglach had been five years in the joint sovereignty of Ireland, Eochaidh fell by Lughaidh Laimhdhearg, son of Eochaidh Uaircheas, and the sovereignty was wrested from Conaing.

Annal M4362.

M4362.0

The Age of the World, 4362.

M4362.1

The first year of Lughaidh Laimhdhearg, son of Eochaidh Uaircheas, in the sovereignty of Ireland,

Annal M4368.

M4368.0

The Age of the World, 4368.

M4368.1

The seventh of Lughaidh in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he fell by Conaing, son of Congal.


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Annal M4369.

M4369.0

The Age of the World, 4369.

M4369.1

This was the first year of Conaing Begeaglach, son of Congal, a second time in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4388.

M4388.0

The Age of the World, 4388.

M4388.1

After Conaing Begeaglach had been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell by Art, son of Lughaidh. He was called Conaing Begeaglach, because he was never seized with fear of any one while he lived.

Annal M4389.

M4389.0

The Age of the World, 4389.

M4389.1

This was the first year of Art, son of Lughaidh, son of Eochaidh Uaircheas, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4394.

M4394.0

The Age of the World, 4394.

M4394.1

Art, son of Lughaidh, after having been six years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Fiacha Tolgrach and his son, Duach Ladhrach.

Annal M4395.

M4395.0

The Age of the World, 4395.

M4395.1

The first year of Fiacha Tolgrach in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M4404.0

The Age of the World, 4404.

M4404.1

Fiacha Tolgrach, son of Muireadhach, after having been ten years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Oilioll, son of Art, in Boirinn.

Annal M4405.

M4405.0

The Age of the World, 4405.

M4405.1

This was the first year of Oilioll Finn, son of Art, son of Lughaidh Laimhdhearg, over Ireland.

Annal M4415.

M4415.0

The Age of the World, 4415.

M4415.1

Oilioll Finn, son of Art, son of Lughaidh Laimhdhearg, after having been eleven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Airgeatmhar and Duach Ladhghair, in the battle of Odhbha.

Annal M4416.

M4416.0

The Age of the World, 4416.

M4416.1

This was the first year of Eochaidh, son of Oilioll Finn, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4422.

M4422.0

The Age of the World, 4422.

M4422.1

Eochaidh, son of Oilioll Finn, after having been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Airgeatmhar and by Duach Ladhgair, at Aine.

Annal M4423.

M4423.0

The Age of the World, 4423.

M4423.1

This was the first year of Airgeatmhar, son of Sirlamh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4452.

M4452.0

The Age of the World, 4452.

M4452.1

The thirtieth year of Airgeatmhar in the


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sovereignty of Ireland, when he fell by Duach Ladhgrach and Lughaidh Laighdhe, son of Eochaidh.

Annal M4453.

M4453.0

The Age of the World, 4453.

M4453.1

The first year of Duach Ladhgrach, son of Fiacha Tolgrach, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4462.

M4462.0

The Age of the World, 4462.

M4462.1

The tenth year of Duach Ladhgrach in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he fell by Lughaidh Laighdhe.

Annal M4463.

M4463.0

The Age of the World, 4463.

M4463.1

This was the first year of Lughaidh Laighdhe in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M4469.0

The Age of the World, 4469.

M4469.1

Lughaidh Laighdhe, after having been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Aedh Ruadh, son of Bodharn, son of Airgeatmhar.

Annal M4470.

M4470.0

The Age of the World, 4470.

M4470.1

The first year of Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4476.

M4476.0

The Age of the World, 4476.

M4476.1

Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn, after having been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, left the sovereignty to Dithorba, son of Deman, after having spent the first period himself, for there were injunctions upon him to resign it to Dithorba at the end of seven years; and on Dithorba, also, to resign it to Cimbaeth at the end of seven years more; and so in succession to the end of their reigns lives. The reason that they made this agreement respecting the sovereignty was, because they were the sons of three brothers.

Annal M4477.

M4477.0

The Age of the World, 4477.

M4477.1

The first year of Dithorba, son of Deman, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4483.

M4483.0

The Age of the World, 4483.

M4483.1

Dithorba, son of Deman, after having been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, resigned the kingdom to Cimbaeth, son of Fintan, for his was the turn after Dithorba.

Annal M4484.

M4484.0

The Age of the World, 4484.

M4484.1

This was the first year of Cimbaeth, son of Fintan, in the sovereignty of Ireland.


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Annal M4490.

M4490.0

The Age of the World, 4490.

M4490.1

Cimbaeth, son of Fintan, after having been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, resigned the kingdom to Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn.

Annal M4497.

M4497.0

The Age of the World, 4497.

M4497.1

Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn, after having been, for the second time, seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, resigned the kingdom to Dithorba again.

Annal M4498.

M4498.0

The Age of the World, 4498.

M4498.1

The first year of Dithorba, son of Deman, the second time that he assumed the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4504.

M4504.0

The Age of the World, 4504.

M4504.1

Dithorba, after having been on that second occasion seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, gave his turn to Cimbaeth, son of Fintan.

M4505.0

The Age of the World, 4505.

M4505.1

The first year of Cimbaeth, the second time that he assumed the monarchy of Ireland.

Annal M4511.

M4511.0

The Age of the World, 4511.

M4511.1

Cimbaeth, after having been for the second time in the sovereignty of Ireland, resigned the kingdom to Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn.

Annal M4512.

M4512.0

The Age of the World, 4512.

M4512

This was the first year of Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn, in the sovereignty of Ireland, the third time that he assumed the government.

Annal M4518.

M4518.0

The Age of the World, 4518.

M4518.1

Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn, after he had been (the third time that he assumed the government) seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was drowned in Eas Ruaidh, and buried in the mound over the margin of the cataract; so that from him Sith Aedha and Eas Aedha are called.

Annal M4519.

M4519.0

The Age of the World, 4519.

M4519.1

The third year of Dithorba, the third time that he took the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4525.

M4525.0

The Age of the World, 4525.

M4525.1

After Dithorba had been in the sovereignty of Ireland (the third time), he resigned the kingdom to Cimbaeth.

Annal M4526.

M4526.0

The Age of the World, 4526.

M4526.1

This was the first year of Cimbaeth in the sovereignty of Ireland the third time that he took the sovereignty.

Annal M4532.

M4532.0

The Age of the World, 4532.

M4532.1

After Cimbaeth had been seven years in


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the sovereignty of Ireland for the third time, Macha, daughter of Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn, said that her father's turn to the sovereignty was her's. Dithorba and Cimbaeth said that they would not give the sovereignty to a woman. A battle was fought between them; Macha defeated them, and expelled Dithorba, with his sons, into Connaught, so that he was slain in Corann. She afterwards took to her Cimbaeth as husband, and gave him the sovereignty. She afterwards proceeded alone into Connaught, and brought the sons of Dithorba with her in fetters to Ulster, by virtue of her strength, and placed them in great servitude, until they should erect the fort of Eamhain, that it might always be the chief city of Uladh Ulster.

Annal M4533.

M4533.0

The Age of the World, 4533.

M4533.1

The first year of Cimbaeth in the sovereignty of Ireland, after Macha had taken him to her as husband.

Annal M4539.

M4539.0

The Age of the World, 4539.

M4539.1

Cimbaeth, son of Fintan, having been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, after he had been taken to her as husband by Macha, died at Eamhain Macha. This Cimbaeth was the first king of Eamhain.

M4540.0

The Age of the World, 4540.

M4540.1

The first year of Macha in the sovereignty of Ireland, after the death of Cimbaeth, son of Fintan.


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Annal M4546.

M4546.0

The Age of the World, 4546.

M4546.1

Macha Mongruadh, daughter of Aedh Ruadh, son of Badharn, after she had been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Reachtaidh Righdhearg, son of Lughaidh. It was Macha that commanded the sons of Dithorba (after bringing them into servitude) to erect the fort of Eamhain, that it might be the chief city of Ulster for ever, as we have said before; and it was Cimbaeth and Macha that fostered Ugaine Mor.

Annal M4547.

M4547.0

The Age of the World, 4547.

M4547.1

The first year of Reachtaidh Righdhearg, son of Lughaidh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4566.

M4566.0

The Age of the World, 4566.

M4566.1

Reachtaidh Righdhearg, son of Lughaidh, after having been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Ugaine Mor, in revenge of his foster mother, i.e. Macha Mongruadh.

Annal M4567.

M4567.0

The Age of the World, 4567.

M4567.1

This was the first year of Ugaine Mor, son of Eochaidh Buadhach, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4606.

M4606.0

The Age of the World, 4606.

M4606.1

At the end of this year Ugaine Mor, after he had been full forty years king of Ireland, and of the whole of the west of Europe, as far as Muir Toirrian, was slain by Badhbhchadh, at Tealach An Chosgair, in


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Magh Muireadha, in Bregia. This Ugaine was he who exacted oaths, by all the elements visible and invisible, from the men of Ireland in general, that they would never contend for the sovereignty of Ireland with his children or his race.

M4606.2

Badhbhchadh, son of Eochaidh Buadhach, was for a day and a half after Ugaine in the sovereignty of Ireland, when Laeghaire Lorc, son of Ugaine, slew him, in revenge of his father.

Annal M4607.

M4607.0

The Age of the World, 4607.

M4607.1

This was the first year of Laeghaire Lorc, son of Ugaine Mor, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4608.

M4608.0

The Age of the World, 4608.

M4608.1

Laeghaire Lorc, son of Ugaine, after having been two years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was killed by Cobhthach Cael Breagh, at Carman (Wexford).

Annal M4609.

M4609.0

The Age of the World, 4609.

M4609.1

This was the first year of Cobhthach Cael Breagh in the monarchy of Ireland.

Annal M4658.

M4658.0

The Age of the World, 4658.

M4658.1

Cobhthach Cael Breagh, son of Ugaine, after having been fifty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Labhraidh Loingseach, i.e. Maen, son of Oilioll Aine, with thirty kings about him, at Dinn Righ, on the brink of the Bearbha.


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M4659.0

The Age of the World, 4659.

M4659.1

The first year of the reign of Labhraidh Loingseach in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4677.

M4677.0

The Age of the World, 4677.

M4677.1

Labhraidh Loingseach, i. e. Maen, son of Oilioll Aine, son of Laeghaire Lorc, son of Ugaine Mor, after having been nineteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Melghe Molbhthach, son of Cobhthach Cael Breagh.

Annal M4678.

M4678.0

The Age of the World, 4678.

M4678.1

This was the first year of Melghe Molbhthach, the Praiseworthy son of Cobhthach Cael Breagh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4694.

M4694.0

The Age of the World, 4694.

M4694.1

Melghe Molbhthach, son of Cobhthach Cael Breagh, after having been seventeen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell in the battle of Claire, by Modhcorb. When his grave was digging, Loch Melghe burst forth over the land in Cairbre, so that it was named from him.

Annal M4695.

M4695.0

The Age of the World, 4695.

M4695.1

The first year of Modhcorb, son of Cobhthach Caemh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4701.

M4701.0

The Age of the World, 4701.

M4701.1

Modhcorb, son of Cobhthach Caemh the Comely, after having been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Aengus Ollamh.

Annal M4702.

M4702.0

The Age of the World, 4702.

M4702.1

The first year of Aenghus Ollamh, son of Labhraidh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4719.

M4719.0

The Age of the World, 4719.

M4719.1

The eighteenth year of Aenghus Ollamh, son of Oilioll, son of Labhraidh; and he was slain by Irereo, son of Melghe, at the end of that time.

Annal M4720.

M4720.0

The Age of the World, 4720.

M4720.1

The first year of Irereo, son of Melghe Molbhthach, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4726.

M4726.0

The Age of the World, 4726.

M4726.1

Irereo, son of Melghe, after having been


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seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Fearcorb, son of Modhcorb.

M4727.0

The Age of the World, 4727.

M4727.1

The first year of Fearcorb, son of Modhcorb, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4737.

M4737.0

The Age of the World, 4737.

M4737.1

After Fearcorb had been eleven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Connla Caemh, son of Irereo.

Annal M4738.

M4738.0

The Age of the World, 4738.

M4738.1

The first year of Connla Caemh in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4757.

M4757.0

The Age of the World, 4757.

M4757.1

Connla Caemh, after having been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died at Teamhair Tara.

Annal M4758.

M4758.0

The Age of the World, 4758.

M4758.1

The first year of Oilioll Caisfhiaclach, son of Connla Caemh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4782.

M4782.0

The Age of the World, 4782.

M4782.1

After Oilioll Caisfhiaclach, son of Connla Caemh, son of Irereo, had been twenty five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Adamair, son of Fearcorb.

Annal M4783.

M4783.0

The Age of the World, 4783.

M4783.1

The first year of Adamair, son of Fearcorb, over Ireland.

Annal M4787.

M4787.0

The Age of the World, 4787.

M4787.1

The fifth year of Adamair, son of Fearcorb, in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he was slain by Eochaidh Ailtleathan.

Annal M4788.

M4788.0

The Age of the World, 4788.

M4788.1

The first year of Eochaidh Ailtleathan in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4804.

M4804.0

The Age of the World, 4804.

M4804.1

After Eochaidh Ailtleathan, son of Oilioll Caisfhiaclach, had been seventeen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Fearghus Fortamhail.

M4805.0

The Age of the World, 4805.

M4805.1

The first year of Fearghus Fortamhail, son of Breasal Breac, in the sovereignty of Ireland.


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Annal M4815.

M4815.0

The Age of the World, 4815.

M4815.1

Fearghus Fortamhail, son of Breasal Breac, after having been eleven years in the monarchy of Ireland, was slain by Aenghus Tuirmheach in the battle of Teamhair Tara.

Annal M4816.

M4816.0

The Age of the World, 4816.

M4816.1

The first year of the reign of Aenghus Tuirmheach Teamhrach in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4875.

M4875.0

The Age of the World, 4875.

M4875.1

Aengus Tuirmheach Teamhrach, after having been sixty years in the monarchy of Ireland, died at Teamhair. He was called Aenghus Tuirmheach because the nobility of the race of Eireamhon are traced to him.

Annal M4876.

M4876.0

The Age of the World, 4876.

M4876.1

The first year of Conall Collamhrach, son of Ederscel, as king over Ireland.

Annal M4880.

M4880.0

The Age of the World, 4880.

M4880.1

Conall Collamhrach, son of Ederscel Teamhrah, son of Eochaidh Ailtleathan, after having been five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Nia Sedhamain.

Annal M4881.

M4881.0

The Age of the World, 4881.

M4881.1

The first year of Nia Sedhamain, son of Adhamair, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4887.

M4887.0

The Age of the World, 4887.

M4887.1

Nia Sedhamain, son of Adhamair, after having been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Enna Aighneach. It was in the time of the King Nia Sedhamain that the cows and the does were alike milked.

Annal M4888.

M4888.0

The Age of the World, 4888.

M4888.1

The first year of Enna Aighneach over Ireland.

Annal M4907.

M4907.0

The Age of the World, 4907.

M4907.1

Enna Aighneach, son of Aenghus Tuirmeach


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Teamhrach, after having heen twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Crimhthann Cosgrach, in the battle of Ard Crimhthainn.

M4908.0

The Age of the World, 4908.

M4908.1

The first year of Crimhthann Cosgrach, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Fearghus Fortamhail, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4911.

M4911.0

The Age of the World, 4911.

M4911.1

Crimhthann Cosgrach, after having been four years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Rudhraighe, son of Sithrighe.

Annal M4912.

M4912.0

The Age of the World, 4912.

M4912.1

The first year of Rudhraighe, son of Sithrighe, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M4981.

M4981.0

The Age of the World, 4981.

M4981.1

Rudhraighe, son of Sithrighe, son of Dubh, son of Fomhor, son of Airgeatmar, after having been seventy years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died at Airgeat Gleann. It was by this Rudghraighe that these battles were won throughout Ireland: the battle of Cuirce; the battle of Luachair; seven battles in Cliu; the battle of Gleannamhnach; the battle of Sliabh Mis; the battle of Boirinn; the battle of Ren; the battle of Ai; the battle of Cuil Silinne; the two battles of Fortrasc.

Annal M4982.

M4982.0

The Age of the World, 4982.

M4982.1

The first year of Innatmar, son of Nia Sedhamain, in sovereignty over Ireland.

Annal M4990.

M4990.0

The Age of the World, 4990.

M4990.1

Innatmar, son of Nia Sedhamain, after having been nine years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Breasal Boidhiobadh, son of Rudraighe.

Annal M4991.

M4991.0

The Age of the World, 4991.

M4991.1

The first year of Breasal Boidhiobhadh in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M5001.

M5001.0

The Age of the World, 5001.

M5001.1

Breasal Boidhiobhadh, son of Rudhraighe, after having been eleven years king over Ireland, was slain by Lughaidh Luaighne.

M5001.2

There was a great mortality of kine in Ireland in Breasal's reign.


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Annal M5002.

M5002.0

The Age of the World, 5002.

M5002.1

The first year of the reign of Lughaidh Luaighne, son of Innatmar, in the monarchy of Ireland.

Annal M5016.

M5016.0

The Age of the World, 5016.

M5016.1

The fifteenth year of Lughaidh Luaighne, son of Innatmar, in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he fell by Congal Claroineach, son of Rudhraighe.

M5017.0

The Age of the World, 5017.

M5017.1

The first year of Congal Claroineach in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M5031.

M5031.0

The Age of the World, 5031.

M5031.1

Congal Claroineach, son of Rudhraighe, after having been fifteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Duach Dallta Deadhadh.

Annal M5032.

M5032.0

The Age of the World, 5032.

M5032.1

The first year of Duach Dallta Deadhadh, son of Cairbre Lueg, in the monarchy of Ireland.

Annal M5041.

M5041.0

The Age of the World, 5041.

M5041.1

Duach Dallta Deadhadh, son of Cairbre Lusg, after having been ten years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Fachtna Fathach.

Annal M5042.

M5042.0

The Age of the World, 5042.

M5042.1

The first year of Fachtna Fathach in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M5057.

M5057.0

The Age of the World, 5057.

M5057.1

Fachtna Fathach, son of Rossa, son of Rudhraighe, after having been sixteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Eochaidh Feidhleach.

Annal M5058.

M5058.0

The Age of the World, 5058.

M5058.1

The first year of Eochaidh Feidhleach in the sovereignty over Ireland.


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Annal M5069.

M5069.0

The Age of the World, 5069.

M5069.1

Eochaidh Feidhleach, son of Finn, son of Finnlogha, after having been twelve years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died at Teamhair Tara.

Annal M5070.

M5070.0

The Age of the World, 5070.

M5070.1

The first year of Eochaidh Aireamh (brother of Eochaidh Feidhleach) in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M5084.

M5084.0

The Age of the World, 5084.

M5084.1

Eochaidh Aireamh, after having been fifteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was burned by Sighmall, at Freamhainn.

M5085.0

The Age of the World, 5085.

M5085.1

The first year of Ederscel, son of Oilioll, as king over Ireland.

Annal M5089.

M5089.0

The Age of the World, 5089.

M5089.1

Ederscel, son of Eoghan, son of Oilioll, after having been five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Nuadha Neacht, at Aillinn.

Annal M5090.

M5090.0

The Age of the World, 5090.

M5090.1

Nuadha Neacht, son of Sedna Sithbhaic, after having spent half a year in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell in the battle of Cliach, in Ui Drona, by Conaire Mor. The half year of the joint reign of Clann Eimhir Finn, being added to this half year of Nuadha Neacht, completes ninety and five thousand years of the age of the world.

Annal M5091.

M5091.0

The Age of the World, 5091.

M5091.1

The first year of Conaire Mor, son of Ederscel, in the sovereignty of Ireland.


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Annal M5160.

M5160.0

The Age of the World, 5160.

M5160.1

Conaire, son of Ederscel, after having been seventy years in the sovereignty of Irelend, was slain at Bruighean Da Dhearg, by insurgents. It was in the reign of Conaire that the sea annually cast its produce ashore, at Inbhear Colptha. Great abundance of nuts were annually found upon the Boinn Boyne and the Buais during his time. The cattle were without keepers in Ireland in his reign, on account of the greatness of the peace and concord. His reign was not thunder producing or stormy, for the wind did not take a hair off the cattle from the middle of Autumn to the middle of Spring. Little but the trees bent from the greatness of their fruit during his time.

Annal M5161.

M5161.0

The Age of the World, 5161.

M5161.1

The first year of Ireland without a king, after Conaire.

Annal M5166.

M5166.0

The Age of the World, 5166.

M5166.1

The first year of Lughaidh Sriabh nDearg in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M5191.

M5191.0

The Age of the World, 5191.

M5191.1

Lughaidh Sriabh nDearg, after having been twenty six years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died of grief.

Annal M5192.

M5192.0

The Age of the World, 5192.

M5192.1

Conchobhar Abhradhruadh, son of Finn


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File, son of Rossa Ruadh, son of Fearghus Fairrghe, was one year in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he was slain by Crimhthann, son of Lughaidh Sriabh nDearg.

Annal M5193.

M5193.0

The Age of the World, 5193.

M5193.1

The first year of Crimhthann Niadhnair, son of Lughaidh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M5194.0

The Age of the World, 5194.

M5194.1

The second year of Crimhthann.

Annal M1.

OF THE AGE OF CHRIST.

M1.0

The first year of the age of Christ, and the eighth year of the reign of Crimhthann Niadhnairg.

Annal M9.

M9.0

The Age of Christ, 9.

M9.1

The sixteenth year of Crimhthann in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he died at Dun Crimhthainn, at Edair, after returning from the famous expedition upon which he had gone. It was from this expedition he brought with him the wonderful jewels, among which were a golden chariot, and a golden chess board, inlaid with a hundred transparent gems, and the Cedach Crimhthainn, which was a beautiful cloak, embroidered with gold. He brought a conquering sword, with many serpents of refined messy gold inlaid in it; a shield, with bosses of bright silver; a spear, from the wound inflicted by which no one recovered; a sling, from which no erring shot was


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discharged; and two greyhounds, with a silver chain between them, which chain was worth three hundred cumhals; with many other precious articles.

Annal M10.

M10.0

The Age of Christ, 10.

M10.1

The first year of the reign of Cairbre Cinncait, after he had killed the nobility, except a few who escaped from the massacre in which the nobles were murdered by the Aitheach Tuatha. These are the three nobles who escaped from them at that time: Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach, from whom are sprung all race of Conn of the Hundred Battles; Tibraide Tireach, from whom are the Dal Araidhe; and Corb Olum, from whom are the kings of the Eoghanachts, in Munster. And as to these, it was in their mothers' wombs they escaped. Baine, daughter of the king of Alba, was the mother of Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach; Cruife, daughter of the king of Britain, was the mother of Corb Olum; and Aine, daughter of the king of Saxony, was the mother of Tibraide Tireach.


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Annal M14.

M14.0

The Age of Christ, 14.

M14.1

Cairbre Caitcheann, after having been five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died. Evil was the state of Ireland during his reign; fruitless her corn, for there used to be but one grain on the stalk; fruitless her rivers; milkless her cattle; plentiless her fruit, for there used to be but one acorn on the oak.

Son to this Cairbre was the very intelligent Morann, who was usually called Morann mac Maein.

Annal M15.

M15.0

The Age of Christ, 15.

M15.1

The first year of Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach as king over Ireland; good was Ireland during his time. The seasons were right tranquil. The earth brought forth its fruit; fishful its river mouths; milkful the kine; heavy headed the woods.

Annal M36.

M36.0

The Age of Christ, 36.

M36.1

Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach, son of Crimhthann Niadhnair, after having spent twenty two years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died at Teamhair.

Annal M37.

M37.0

The Age of Christ, 37.

M37.1

The first year of Fiatach Finn, son of Daire, son of Dluthach, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M39.

M39.0

The Age of Christ, 39.

M39.1

This Fiatach Finn (from whom are the Dal Fiatach


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in Uladh), after having been three years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Fiacha Finnfolaidh.

Annal M40.

M40.0

The Age of Christ, 40.

M40.1

The first year of the reign of Fiacha Finnfolaidh over Ireland.

M56.0

The Age of Christ, 56.

M56.1

Fiacha Finnfolaidh, after having been seventeen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was killed by the provincial kings, at the instigation of the Aitheach Tuatha, in the slaughter of Magh Bolg. These were the provincial kings by whom he was killed: Elim, son of Conra, King of Ulster; Sanbh, son of Ceat Mac Magach, King of Connaught; Foirbre, son of Fin, King of Munster; and Eochaidh Aincheann, King of Leinster. He left of children but one son only, who was in the womb of Eithne, daughter of the King of Alba Scotland. Tuathal was his the son's name.

Annal M57.

M57.0

The Age of Christ, 57.

M57.1

The first year of the reign of Elim, son of Conra.

Annal M76.

M76.0

The Age of Christ, 76.

M76.1

Elim, son of Conra, after having been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain in the battle of Aichill, by Tuathal Teachtmhar.

M76.2

God took vengeance on the Aitheach Tuatha for their evil deed, during the time that Elim was in the sovereignty, namely, Ireland was without corn, without milk, without fruit, without fish, and without every other great advantage, since the Aitheach Tuatha had killed Fiacha Finnolaidh in the slaughter of Magh Bolg, till the time of Tuathal Teachtmhar.

Annal M106.

M106.0

The Age of Christ, 106.

M106.1

Tuathal Teachtmhar, after having been thirty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Mal, son of Rochraidhe, King


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of Ulster, in Magh Line, at Moin An Chatha, in Dal Araidhe, where the two rivers, Ollar and Ollarbha, spring. Ceanngubha is the name of the hill on which he was killed, as this quatrain proves:

  1. Ollar and Ollarbha,
    Ceann Gubha, lordly, noble,
    Are not names given without a cause,
    The day that Tuathal was killed.

And as was also said:

  1. Tuathal, for whom the land was fair,
    Chief of Meath of a thousand heroes,
    Was wounded,—that chief of fair Freamhainn,
    On the side of the hill of Gleann an Ghabhann.

Annal M107.

M107.0

The Age of Christ, 107.

M107.1

The first year of Mal, son of Rochraidhe, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M110.

M110.0

The Age of Christ, 110.

M110.1

After Mal, son of Rochraidhe, had been four years king over Ireland, he was slain by Feidhlimidh Rechtmhar.


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Annal M111.

M111.0

The Age of Christ, 111.

M111.1

The first year of the reign of Feidhlimidh Reachtmhar, son of Tuathal Teachtmhar, as king over Ireland. Baine, daughter of Scal, was the mother of this Feidhlimidh. It was from her Cnoc Baine, in Oirghialla, for it was there she was interred. It was by her also Rath Mor, of Magh Leamhna, in Ulster, was erected.

Annal M119.

M119.0

The Age of Christ, 119.

M119.1

Feidhlimidh Reachtmhar, after haying been nine years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died.

Annal M120.

M120.0

The Age of Christ, 120.

M120.1

The first year of Cathaeir Mor, son of Feidhlimidh Firurghlais, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M122.

M122.0

The Age of Christ, 122.

M122.1

Cathaeir Mor, after having been three years king over Ireland, was slain by Conn, and the Luaighni of Teamhair, in the battle of Magh hAgha.

M123.0

The Age of Christ, 123.

M123.1

The first year of Conn of the Hundred Battles as king over Ireland.

M123.2

The night of Conn's birth were discovered five principal roads leading to Teamhair, which were never observed till then. These are


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their names: Slighe Asail, Slighe Midhluachra, Slighe Cualann, Slighe Mor, Slighe Dala. Slighe Mor is that called Eiscir Riada, i.e. the division line of Ireland into two parts, between Conn and Eoghan Mor.

Annal M157.

M157.0

The Age of Christ, 157.

M157.1

Conn of the Hundred Battles, after having been thirty five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Tibraite Tireach, son of Mal, son of Rochraidhe, King of Ulster, at Tuath Amrois.


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Annal M158.

M158.0

The Age of Christ, 158.

M158.1

The first year of Conaire, son of Modh Lamha, in sovereignty over Ireland.

Annal M165.

M165.0

The Age of Christ, 165.

M165.1

Conaire, son of Mogh Lamha, after having been eight years in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell by Neimhidh, son of Sruibhgheann. This Conaire had three sons, Cairbre Musc, from whom the Muscraighe are called; Cairbre Baschaein, from whom are the Baiscnigh, in Corca Baiscinn; and Cairbre Riadal, from whom are the Dal Riada. Saraid, daughter of Conn of the Hundred Battles, was the mother of these sons of Conaire, son of Modh Lamha.

Annal M166.

M166.0

The Age of Christ, 166.

M166.1

The frst year of the reign of Art, son of Conn of the Hundred Battles.

Annal M186.

M186.0

The Age of Christ, 186.

M186.1

The twenty first year of Art, son of Conn of the Hundred Battles, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M186.2

The battle of Ceannfeabhrat by the sons of Oilioll Olum and the three Cairbres, i.e. Cairbre Musc, Cairbre Riada, and Cairbre Bascainn, against Dadera, the Druid; Neimhidh, son of


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Sroibhcinn; and the south of Ireland; where fell Neimhidh, son of Sroibhcinn, King of the Ernai of Munster; and Dadera, the Druid of the Dairinni. Dadera was slain by Eoghain, son of Oilioll; Neimhidh, son of Sroibhcinn, by Cairbre Rioghfhoda, son of Conaire, in revenge of his own father, i.e. Conaire.Cairbre Musc wounded Lughaidh, i.e. Mac Con, in the thigh, so that he was ever afterwards lame. The cause of this cognomen was: Lughaidh was agreeable to a greyhound that was suckling her whelps in the house of his foster father, and he was used to suckle the teat of the aforesaid greyhound, so that Mac Con son of the greyhound adhered to him as a soubriquet.

Annal M195.

M195.0

The Age of Christ, 195.

M195.1

After Art, the son of Conn of the Hundred Battles, had been thirty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell in the battle of Magh Mucruimhe, by Maccon and his foreigners. In the same battle, along with Art, fell also the sons of his sister, Sadhbh, daughter of Conn, namely, the seven sons of Oilioll Olum, who had come with him against Maccon, their brother. Eoghan Mor, Dubhmerchon, Mughcorb, Lughaidh, Eochaidh, Diochorb, and Tadhg, were their names; and Beinne Brit, King of Britain, was he who laid violent hands upon them. Beinne was slain by Lughaidh Lagha, in revenge of his relatives. Lioghairne of the Long Cheeks, son of Aenghus


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Balbh, son of Eochaidh Finn Fuathairt, was he who laid violent hands upon Art in this battle of Magh Mucruimhe, after he had joined the forces of Maccon.

Annal M196.

M196.0

The Age of Christ, 196.

M196.1

The first year of Lughaidh, i.e. Maccon, son of Maicniadh, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M225.

M225.0

The Age of Christ, 225.

M225.1

After Lughaidh, i.e. Maccon, son of Macniadh, had been thirty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell by the hand of Feircis, son of Coman Eces, after he had been expelled from Teamhair Tara by Cormac, the grandson of Conn.

Annal M226.

M226.0

The Age of Christ, 226.

M226.1

Fearghus Duibhdeadach, son of Imchadh, was king over Ireland for the space of a year, when he fell in the battle of Crinna, by Cormac, grandson of Conn, by the hand of Lughaidh Lagha. There fell by him also, in the rout across Breagh, his two brothers, Fearghus the Long Haired and Fearghus the Fiery, who was called Fearghus Caisfhiaclach of the Crooked Teeth.

Of them was said:

  1. Upon the one stone at Rathcro
    Were slain the three Fearghus's;
    Cormac said this is fine,
    His hand did not fail Laighe.

In the army of Cormac came Tadhg, son of Cian, and Lughaidh, to that battle; and it was as a territorial reward for the battle that Cormac gave to Tadhg the land on which are the Ciannachta, in Magh Breagh, as is celebrated in other books.

M227.0

The Age of Christ, 227.

M227.1

The first year of Cormac, son of Art, son of Conn of the Hundred Battles, as king over Ireland.


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Annal M234.

M234.0

The Age of Christ, 234.

M234.1

The eighth year of Cormac.

M234.2

Oilioll Olum, son of Mogh Nuadhat, King of Munster, died.

Annal M236.

M236.0

The Age of Christ, 236.

M236.1

The tenth year of Cormac.

M236.2

The battle of Granard by Cormac, the grandson of Conn, against the Ulstermen this year.

M236.3

A battle at Eu, in Magh Aei, against Aedh, son of Eochaidh, son of Conall, King of Connaught.

M236.4

A battle at Eth; the battle of Ceann Daire; the battle of Sruth against the Ulstermen; the battle of Slighe Cuailgne.

Annal M237.

M237.0

The Age of Christ, 237.

M237.1

The eleventh year of Cormac.

M237.2

The battle of Ath Beatha; the battle of Dumha this year by Cormac.

Annal M238.

M238.0

The Age of Christ, 238.

M238.1

The twelfth year of Cormac.

M238.2

A battle at Cuiltochair thrice, and three battles at Dubhadh by Cormac.

Annal M239.

M239.0

The Age of Christ, 239.

M239.1

The thirteenth year of Cormac.

M239.2

The battle of Allamagh, and the seven battles of Elve, by Cormac.

Annal M240.

M240.0

The Age of Christ, 240.

M240.1

The fourteenth year of Cormac.

M240.2

The battle of Magh Techt, and the fleet of Cormac sailed across Magh Rein (i.e. across the sea), this year, so that it was on that occasion he obtained the sovereignty of Alba Scotland.

Annal M241.

M241.0

The Age of Christ, 241.

M241.1

The fifteenth year of Cormac.

M241.2

These are the battles of Cormac fought against Munster this year: the battle of Berre; the battle of Loch Lein; the battle of Luimneach; the battle of Grian; the battle of Classach; the battle of Muiresc; the battle of Fearta, in which fell Eochaidh


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Taebhfada of the Long Side, son of Oilioll Olum; the battle of Samhain, in which fell Cian, son of Oilioll Olum; and the battle of Ard Cam.

M241.3

The massacre of the girls at Cleanfearta, at Teamhair, by Dunlang, son of Enna Niadh, King of Leinster. Thirty royal girls was the number, and a hundred maids with each of them. Twelve princes of the Leinstermen did Cormac put to death together, in revenge of that massacre, together with the exaction of the Borumha with an increase after Tuathal.

Annal M248.

M248.0

The Age of Christ, 248.

M248.1

The twenty second year of Cormac.

M248.2

A battle at Fochard Muirtheimhne by Cormac this year.

Annal M262.

M262.0

The Age of Christ, 262.

M262.1

The thirty-sixth year of Cormac.

M262.2

The battle of Crionna Fregabhail was fought by Cormac against the Ulstermen, where fell Aenghus Finn, son of Fearghus Duibhdeadach i.e. the Black Toothed, King of Ulster, with the slaughter of the Ulstermen about him.

M265.0

The Age of Christ, 265.

M265.1

The thirty-ninth year of Cormac.

M265.2

Ceallach, son of Cormac, and Cormac's lawgiver, were mortally wounded, and the eye of Cormac himself was destroyed with one thrust of a lance by Aenghus Gaibhuaibhtheach, son of Fiacha Suighdhe, son of Feidhlimidh the Lawgiver. Cormac afterwards fought and gained seven battles over the Deisi, in revenge of that deed, and he expelled them from their territory, so that they are now in Munster.

Annal M266.

M266.0

The Age of Christ, 266.

M266.1

Forty years was Cormac, son of Art, son of Conn, in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he died at Cleiteach, the bone of a


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salmon sticking in his throat, on account of the siabhradh genii which Maelgenn, the Druid, incited at him, after Cormac had turned against the Druids, on account of his adoration of God in preference to them. Wherefore a devil attacked him, at the instigation of the Druids, and gave him a painful death. It was Cormac who composed Teagusc Na Righ, to preserve manners, morals, and government in the kingdom. He was a famous author in laws, synchronisms, and history, for it was he that established law, rule, and direction for each science, and for each covenant according to propriety; and it is his laws that governed all that adhered to them to the present time.

It was this Cormac, son of Art, also, that collected the Chroniclers of Ireland to Teamhair, and ordered them to write the chronicles of Ireland in one book, which was named the Psalter of Teamhair. In that book were entered the coeval exploits and synchronisms of the kings of Ireland with the kings and emperors of the world, and of the kings of the provinces with the monarchs of Ireland. In it was also written what the monarchs of Ireland were entitled to receive from the provincial kings, and the rents and dues of the provincial kings from their subjects, from the noble to the subaltern. In it also were described the boundaries and meares of Ireland, from shore to shore, from the province to the cantred, from the cantred to the townland, and


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from the townland to the traighidh of land. These things are celebrated in Leabhar Na nUidhri. They are evident in the Leabhar Dinnsenchusa.

Annal M267.

M267.0

The Age of Christ, 267.

M267.1

Eochaidh Gonnat in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he fell by Lughaidh Meann, son of Aenghus, one of the Ulstermen.

Annal M268.

M268.0

The Age of Christ, 268.

M268.1

The first year of Cairbre Liffeachair, son of Cormac, son of Art, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M271.

M271.0

The Age of Christ, 271.

M271.1

The fourth year of Cairbre.

M271.2

Three battles were fought by Cairbre against the men of Munster, in defence of the rights of Leinster.

Annal M272.

M272.0

The Age of Christ, 272.

M272.1

The fifth year of Cairbre.

M272.2

Four battles by Cairbre against the men of Munster, in defence of the rights of Leinster.

Annal M276.

M276.0

The Age of Christ, 276.

M276.1

The ninth year of Cairbre in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M276.2

Aenghus Gaibuaibhtheach was killed this year by the sons of Cairbre Liffechair, namely, Fiacha Sraibhtine and Eochaidh Doimhlen.

Annal M283.

M283.0

The Age of Christ, 283.

M283.1

The sixteenth year of Cairbre.

M283.2

Finn, grandson of Baisgne, fell by Aichleach, son of Duibhdreann, and the sons of Uirgreann of the Luaighni Teamhrach, at Ath Brea, upon the Boinn Boyne, of which was said:


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  1. Finn was killed, it was with darts,
    With a lamentable wound;
    Aichleach, son of Duibhdreann, cut off
    The head of the son of Mochtamuin.
  2. Were it not that Caeilti took revenge,
    It would have been a victory after all his true battles;
    The three were cut off by him,
    Exulting over the head of the royal champion.

Annal M284.

M284.0

The Age of Christ, 284.

M284.1

After Cairbre Liffeachair had been seventeen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell in the battle of Gabhra Aichle, by the hand of Semeon, son of Cearb, one of the Fotharta; Fearcorb, the son of Cormac Cas, having brought the Fiana with him, against the king, to defend Leath Mhogha against him.

Annal M285.

M285.0

The Age of Christ, 285.

M285.1

Fothadh was one year over Ireland, when Fothadh Cairptheach was slain by Fothadh Airgtheach. Fothadh Airgtheach was afterwards slain in the battle of Ollarba, in Magh Line, by Caeilte.


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M286.0

The Age of Christ, 286.

M286.1

The first year of the reign of Fiacha Sraibhtine over Ireland.

Annal M291.

M291.0

The Age of Christ, 291.

M291.1

The sixth year of Fiacha in the sovereignty.

M291.2

The battle of Duibhlinn was fought by Fiacha against the Leinstermen; three battles at Sliabh Toadh; the battle of Smear; and also the battle of Ciarmhagh, by Fiacha Sraibhtine.

Annal M322.

M322.0

The Age of Christ, 322.

M322.1

Fiacha Sraibhtine, after having been thirty seven years as king over Ireland, was slain by the Collas, in the battle of Dubhchomar, in Crioch Rois, in Breagh.

Annal M323.

M323.0

The Age of Christ, 323.

M323.1

The first year of Colla Uais, son of Eochaidh Doimhlen, as king over Ireland.

Annal M326.

M326.0

The Age of Christ, 326.

M326.1

The fourth year of Colla Uais, in the sovereignty of Ireland, when Muireadhach Tireach expelled him and his brothers into Alba Scotland with three hundred along with them.

Annal M327.

M327.0

The Age of Christ, 327.

M327.1

The first year of Muireadhach Tireach in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M327.2

At the end of this year the three Collas came to Ireland; and there lived not of their forces but thrice nine persons only. They then went to Muireadhach, having been instructed by a druid. And they scolded at him, and expressed evil words, that he might kill them, and that it might be on him the curse of the finghal should alight. As he did not oppose them, they tarried with him, and were faithful to him.


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Annal M331.

M331.0

The Age of Christ, 331.

M331.1

The fifth year of Muireadhach.

M331.2

The battle of Achadh Leithdheirg, in Fearnmhagh, was fought by the three Collas against the Ulstermen, in which fell Fearghus Fogha, son of Fraechar Foirtriun, the last king of Ulster, who resided at Eamhain. They afterwards burned Eamhain, and the Ulstermen did not dwell therein since. They also took from the Ulstermen that part of the province extending from the Righe and Loch nEathach westwards. Colla Meann fell in this battle.

Annal M356.

M356.0

The Age of Christ, 356.

M356.1

After Muireadhach Tireach had been thirty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Caelbhadh, son of Crunn, King of Uladh, at Portrigh, over Dabhall.

Annal M357.

M357.0

The Age of Christ, 357.

M357.1

After Caelbhadh, son of Crunn Badhrai, had been one year in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin.

Annal M358.

M358.0

The Age of Christ, 358.

M358.1

The first year of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin in sovereignty over Ireland.

M365.0

The Age of Christ, 365.

M365.1

The eighth year of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, son of Muireadhach Tireach, over Ireland, when he died at Teamhair.

Annal M366.

M366.0

The Age of Christ, 366.

M366.1

The first year of Crimhthann, son of Fidhach, son of Daire Cearb, over Ireland.

Annal M378.

M378.0

The Age of Christ, 378.

M378.1

After Crimhthann, son of Fidhach, had been


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thirteen years as king over Ireland, he died of a poisonous drink which his own sister gave him.

Annal M379.

M379.0

The Age of Christ, 379.

M379.1

The first year of Niall of the Nine Hostages, son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M405.

M405.0

The Age of Christ, 405.

M405.1

After Niall of the Nine Hostages, son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, had been twenty seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Eochaidh, son of Enna Ceinnseallach, at Muir nIcht, i.e. the sea between France and England.


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Annal M428.

M428.0

The Age of Christ, 428.

M428.1

After Dathi, son of Fiachra, son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, had been, twenty three years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was killed by a flash of lightning, at Sliabh Ealpa.

Annal M430.

M430.0

The Age of Christ, 430.

M430.1

The second year of Laeghaire.

M430.2

In this year Pope Celestinus the First sent Palladius to Ireland, to propagate the faith among the Irish, and he landed in the country of Leinster with a company of twelve men. Nathi, son of Garchu, refused to admit him; but, however, he baptized a few persons in Ireland, and three wooden churches were erected by him, namely, Cell Fhine, Teach Na Romhan, and Domhnach Arta. At Cell Fhine he left his books, and a shrine with the relics of Paul and Peter, and many martyrs besides. He left these four in these churches: Augustinus, Benedictus, Silvester, and Solinus. Palladius, on his returning back to Rome (as he did not receive respect in Ireland), contracted a disease in the country of the Cruithnigh, and died thereof.

Annal M431.

M431.0

The Age of Christ, 431.

M431.1

The third year of Laeghaire.

M431.2

Saint Patrick was ordained bishop by the holy Pope, Celestine the First, who ordered him to go


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to Ireland, to preach and teach faith and piety to the Gaeidhil, and also to baptize them.

Annal M432.

M432.0

The Age of Christ, 432.

M432.1

The fourth year of Laeghaire.

M432.2

Patrick came to Ireland this year, and proceeded to baptize and bless the Irish, men, women, sons, and daughters, except a few who did not consent to receive faith or baptism from him, as his Life relates.

M432.3

Ath Truim was founded by Patrick, it having been granted by Fedhlim, son of Laeghaire, son of Niall, to God and to him, Loman, and Fortchern. Flann Mainistrech cecinit:

    1. Patrick, Abbot of all Ireland,
      son of Calphrann, son of Fotaide,
      Son of Deisse,—not fit to be dispraised,
      son of Cormac Mor, son of Lebriuth,
    2. Son of Ota, son of Orric the Good,
      son of Moric, son of Leo of full success,
      Son of Maximus, 'tis not unfit to name him,
      son of Encretti, the tall and comely,
    3. Son of Philisti, the best of men,
      son of Fereni without a tempest,
      Son of Britan, otter of the sea,
      from whom the vigorous Britons came;
    4. Cochnias was his modest mother;
      Nemthor his native town;
      Of Munster not small his share,
      which Patrick redeemed from sorrow.


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Annal M434.

M434.0

The Age of Christ, 434.

M434.1

The sixth year of Laeghaire.

M434.2

Loarn, son of Eochaidh Muinreamhar, was born.

M435.0

The Age of Christ, 435.

M435.1

The seventh year of Laeghaire.

M435.2

Breasal Bealach, son of Fiacha Aiceadh, son of Cathaeir Mor (King of Leinster), died.

Annal M436.

M436.0

The Age of Christ, 436.

M436.1

The eighth year of the reign of Laeghaire.

Annal M437.

M437.0

The Age of Christ, 437.

M437.1

The ninth year of Laeghaire.

M437.2

Finnbharr Mac Ua Bairdene, died.

Annal M438.

M438.0

The Age of Christ, 438.

M438.1

The tenth year of Laeghaire.

M438.2

The Seanchus and Feinechus of Ireland were purified and written, the writings and old books of Ireland having been collected and brought to one place, at the request of Saint Patrick. These were the nine supporting props by whom this was done: Laeghaire, i.e. King of Ireland, Corc, and Daire, the three kings; Patrick, Benen, and Cairneach, the three saints; Ross, Dubhthach, and Fearghus, the three antiquaries, as this quatrain testifies:


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    1. Laeghaire, Corc, Daire the stern,
      Patrick, Benen, Cairneach the just,
      Ross, Dubhthach, Fearghus with goodness,
      the nine props these of the Seanchus Mor.

Annal M440.

M440.0

The Age of Christ, 440.

M440.1

The twelfth year of Laeghaire.

M440.2

Maine, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, died.

Annal M444.

M444.0

The Age of Christ, 444.

M444.1

The sixteenth year of Laeghaire, son of Niall, in the sovereignty.

Annal M447.

M447.0

The Age of Christ, 447.

M447.1

The nineteenth year of Laeghaire.

M447.2

Secundinus, i.e. Seachnall Mac Ua Baird, the son of Patrick's sister, Darerca, Bishop of Ard Macha Armagh, yielded his spirit on the twenty seventh of November, in the seventy fifth year of his age.

Annal M448.

M448.0

The Age of Christ, 448.

M448.1

The twentieth year of Laeghaire.

M448.2

    1. The family of Patrick of the prayers,
      who had good Latin,
      I remember; no feeble court were they,
      their order, and their names.
    2. Sechnall, his bishop without fault;
      Mochta after him his priest;

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      Bishop Erc his sweet spoken Judge;
      his champion, Bishop Maccaeirthinn;
    3. Benen, his psalmist;
      and Coemhan, his chamberlain;
      Sinell his bell ringer,
      and Aithcen his true cook;
    4. The priest Mescan, without evil,
      his friend and his brewer;
      The priest Bescna, sweet his verses,
      the chaplain of the son of Alprann.
    5. His three smiths, expert at shaping,
      Macecht, Laebhan, and Fortchern.
      His three artificers, of great endowment,
      Aesbuite, Tairill, and Tasach.

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    7. His three embroiderers, not despicable,
      Lupaid, Erca, and Cruimthiris.
      Odhran, his charioteer, without blemish,
      Rodan, son of Braga, his shepherd.
    8. Ippis, Tigris, and Erca,
      and Liamhain, with Eibeachta:
      For them Patrick excelled in wonders,
      for them he was truly miraculous.
    9. Carniuch was the priest that baptized him;
      German his tutor, without blemish.
      The priest Manach, of great endowment,
      was his man for supplying wood.
    10. His sister's son was Banban, of fame;
      Martin his mother's brother.
      Most sapient was the youth
      Mochonnoc, his hospitaller.

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    12. Cribri and Lasra, of mantles,
      beautiful daughters of Gleaghrann.
      Macraith the wise, and Erc,—
      he prophesied in his three wills.
    13. Brogan, the scribe of his school;
      the priest Logha, his helmsman,—
      It is not a thing unsung,—
      and Machui his true fosterson.
    14. Good the man whose great family they were,
      to whom God gave a crozier without sorrow;
      Chiefs with whom the bells are heard,
      a good family was the family of Patrick.
    15. May the Trinity, which is powerful over all,
      distribute to us the boon of great love;
      The king who, moved by soft Latin,
      redeemed by Patrick's prayer.

Annal M449.

M449.0

The Age of Christ, 449.

M449.1

The twenty first year of Laeghaire.

M449.2

Amhalghaidh, son of Fiachra, son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, died. From him Tir Amhalghaidh is named.

Annal M453.

M453.0

The Age of Christ, 453.

M453.1

The twenty fifth year of Laeghaire.

M453.2

A great defeat was given by Laeghaire to the Leinstermen.

M454.0

The Age of Christ, 454.

M454.1

The twenty sixth year of Laeghaire.

M454.2

The feast of Teamhair was celebrated by Laeghaire, son of Niall.


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M454.3

Saint Usaille, Bishop of Cill Usaille, in Liffe, died on the twenty seventh of August.

Annal M456.

M456.0

The Age of Christ, 456.

M456.1

The twenty eighth year of Laeghaire.

M456.2

Enda, son of Caththadh, died.

Annal M457.

M457.0

The Age of Christ, 457.

M457.1

The twenty ninth year of Laeghaire.

M457.2

The battle of Ath Dara was fought against the Leinstermen by Laeghaire, son of Niall. Laeghaire was taken in that battle; and Laeghaire took oaths by the Sun and the Wind, and all the elements, to the Leinstermen, that he would never come against them, after setting him at liberty.

M457.3

Ard Machab was founded by Saint Patrick, it having been granted to him by Daire, son of Finnchadh, son of Eoghan, son of Niallan. Twelve men were appointed by him for building the town. He ordered them, in the first place, to erect an archbishop's city there, and a church for monks, for nuns, and for the other orders in general, for he perceived that it would be the head and chief of the churches of Ireland in general.

M457.4

Old Patrick yielded his spirit.


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Annal M458.

M458.0

The Age of Christ, 458.

M458.1

After Laeghaire, the son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, had been thirty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died by the side of Caissi, between Eire and Alba, i.e. two hills which are in Ui Faelain; and it was the Sun and the Wind that killed him, because he had violated them. Concerning which the poet said:

    1. Laeghaire, son of Niall, died
      On the side of Caissi, green its land;
      The elements of God, whose guarantee he had violated,
      Inflicted the doom of death upon the king.

Annal M459.

M459.0

The Age of Christ, 459.

M459.1

The first year of Oilioll Molt, son of Dathi, son of Fiachra, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M462.

M462.0

The Age of Christ, 462.

M462.1

The fourth year of Oilioll.

M462.2

Domhangort, son of Nissi, died.

Annal M463.

M463.0

The Age of Christ, 463.

M463.1

The fifth year of Oilioll.

M463.2

The feast of Teamhair was celebrated by Oilioll Molt this year.


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Annal M464.

M464.0

The Age of Christ, 464.

M464.1

The sixth year of Oilioll.

M464.2

The battle of Dumha Aichir was fought by the Leinstermen, against Oilioll Molt.

M464.3

Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages (from whom are descended the Cinel Conaill), was slain by the old tribes of Magh Slecht, he having been found unprotected, and was buried at Fidhnach Maighe Rein, by Saint Caillin, as the Life of the aforesaid saint relates.

Annal M465.

M465.0

The Age of Christ, 465.

M465.1

The seventh year of Oilioll Molt.

M465.2

The feast of Teamhair was celebrated by Oilioll Molt.

M465.3

Eoghan, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages (from whom are descended the Cinel Eoghain), died of grief for Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, and was buried at Uisce Chain, in Inis Eoghain; concerning which was said:

    1. Eoghan, son of Niall, died
      Of tears,—good his nature,—
      In consequence of the death of Conall, of hard feats,
      So that his grave is at Uisce Chain.

M465.4

Crimhthann, son of Enda Censelach, King of Leinster, was killed by the son of his own daughter, i.e. Eochaidh Guineach, one of the Ui Bairrche.

Annal M466.

M466.0

The Age of Christ, 466.

M466.1

The eighth year of Oilioll Molt.

M466.2

The feast of Tara held by Oilill Molt

M467.0

The Age of Christ, 467.

M467.1

The ninth year of Oilioll Molt.

M467.2

Benent, son of Sescnen, Bishop of Ard Macha Armagh, resigned his spirit.


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Annal M468.

M468.0

The Age of Christ, 468.

M468.1

The eleventh year of Oilioll.

M468.2

The boxing battle of Bri Ele against the Leinstermen, by Oilioll Molt.

Annal M470.

M470.0

The Age of Christ, 470.

M470.1

The twelfth year of Oilioll.

M470.2

The battle of Dumha Aichir against Oilioll Molt, by the Leinstermen.

Annal M472.

M472.0

The Age of Christ, 472.

M472.1

The fourteenth year of Oilioll.

M472.2

Toca, son of Aedh, son of Senach, chief of Crioch Cualann, in Leinster, died.

Annal M474.

M474.0

The Age of Christ, 474.

M474.1

The sixteenth year of Oilioll.

M474.2

Eirc, son of Eochaidh Muinreamhar, died.

Annal M475.

M475.0

The Age of Christ, 475.

M475.1

The seventeenth year of Oilioll.

M475.2

Conall Cremhthoinn, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, from whom are sprung the Clann Colmain, and race of Aedh Slaine, died.

Annal M476.

M476.0

The Age of Christ, 476.

M476.1

The eighteenth year of Oilioll.

M476.2

The battle of Granard by Eochaidh, son of Cairbre, son of Oilioll, son of Dunlaing, son of Enda Niadh, against the King of Leinster, Fraech, son of Finuchadh, son of Garchu, son of Fothadh, son of Eochaidh Lamhdoidh, son of Mesincorb; and Fraech fell therein.

Annal M478.

M478.0

The Age of Christ, 478.

M478.1

After Oilioll Molt, son of Dathi, son of Fiachra,


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had been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain in the battle of Ocha, by Lughaidh, son of Laeghaire, Muircheartach Mac Earca, Fearghus Cerrbhel, son of Conall Cremththainne, Fiachra, son of Laeghaire, King of Dal Araidhe, and Cremhthann, son of Enna Cennsealach, King of Leinster. It was on this occasion that the Lee and Cairloegh were given to Fiachra as a territorial reward for the battle. It was of this battle Beg Mac De said:
    1. The great battle of Ocha was fought,
      In which many battalions were cut off,
      Against Oilioll Molt, son of Nathi,
      Who was defeated by the Dal Araidhe.

Annal M479.

M479.0

The Age of Christ, 479.

M479.1

The first year of Lughaidh, son of Laeghaire, in sovereignty over Ireland.

Annal M480.

M480.0

The Age of Christ, 480.

M480.1

The second year of Lughaidh.

M480.2

The battle of Granard, in the land of Leinster, between the Leinstermen themselves, wherein Finnchadh, Lord of Ui Cennsealaigh, was slain by Cairbre.

M481.0

The Age of Christ, 481.

M481.1

The third year of Lughaidh.

M481.2

Saint Jarlaithe, son of Treana, Bishop of Ard Macha Armagh, resigned his spirit.


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Annal M487.

M487.0

The Age of Christ, 487.

M487.1

The ninth year of Lughaidh.

M487.2

Mel, Bishop of Ard Achadh, in Teathbha, disciple of Patrick, died.

Annal M488.

M488.0

The Age of Christ, 488.

M488.1

The tenth year of Lughaidh.

M488.2

Cianan, Bishop of Doimhliag, died.

Annal M489.

M489.0

The Age of Christ, 489.

M489.1

The eleventh year of Lughaidh.

M489.2

Bishop Maccaille, died.

M489.3

Aenghus, son of Nadfraech, King of Munster, fell in the battle of Cell Osnadha fought against him by Muircheartach Mac Earca, by Illann, son of Dunlaing, by Ailill, son of Dunlaing, and by Eochaidh Guineach, of which was said:

    1. Died the branch, the spreading tree of gold,
      Aenghus the laudable, son of Nadfraech,
      His prosperity was cut off by Illann,
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M489.4

The battle of Tailtin against the Leinstermen, by Cairbre, son of Niall.

Annal M492.

M492.0

The Age of Christ, 492.

M492.1

The fourteenth year of Lughaidh.

M492.2

The battle of Sleamhain, in Meath was fought by Cairbre, son of Niall, against the Leinstermen.

Annal M493.

M493.0

The Age of Christ, 493.

M493.1

The fifteenth year of Lughaidh.

M493.2

Patrick, son of Calphurn, son of Potaide, archbishop, first primate, and chief apostle of Ireland, whom Pope Celestine the First had sent to preach the Gospel and disseminate religion and piety among the Irish, was the person who separated them from the worship of idols and spectres, who conquered and destroyed


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the idols which they had for worshipping; who had expelled demons and evil spirits from among them, and brought them from the darkness of sin and vice to the light of faith and good works, and who guided and conducted their souls from the gates of hell (to which they were going), to the gates of the kingdom of heaven. It was he that baptized and blessed the men, women, sons and daughters of Ireland, with their territories and tribes, both fresh waters and sea inlets. It was by him that many cells, monasteries, and churches were erected throughout Ireland; seven hundred churches was their number. It was by him that bishops, priests, and persons of every dignity were ordained; seven hundred bishops, and three thousand priests was their number. He worked so many miracles and wonders, that the human mind is incapable of remembering or recording the amount of good which he did upoh earth. When the time of St. Patrick's death approached, he received the Body of Christ from the hands of the holy Bishop Tassach, in the 122nd year of his age, and resigned his spirit to heaven.

M493.3

There was a rising of battle, and a cause of dissension in the province contending for the body of Patrick after his death. The Ui Neill and the


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Oirghialla attempting to bring it to Armagh; the Ulta to keep it with themselves. And the Ui Neill and the Oirghialla came to a certain water, and the river swelled against them so that they were not able to cross it in consequence of the greatness of the flood. When the flood had subsided these hosts united on terms of peace, i.e. the Ui Neill and the Ulta, to bring the body of Patrick with them. It appeared to each of them that each had the body conveying it to their respective territories, so that God separated them in this manner, without a fight or battle. The body of Patrick was afterwards interred at Dun Da Lethglas with great honour and veneration; and during the twelve nights that the religious seniors were watching the body with psalms and hymns, it was not night in Magh Inis or the neighbouring lands, as they thought, but as if it were the full undarkened light of day. Of the year of Patrick's death was said:
    1. Since Christ was born, a correct enumeration,
      Four hundred and fair ninety,
      Three years add to these,
      Till the death of Patrick, chief Apostle.

Annal M494.

M494.0

The Age of Christ, 494.

M494.1

The sixteenth year of Lughaidh.

M494.2

The battle of Ceann Ailbhe by Cairbre, son of Niall, against the Leinstermen.

Annal M496.

M496.0

The Age of Christ, 496.

M496.1

Mochaoi, Abbot of Aendruim, died on the twenty third


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day of the month of June.

M496.2

The battle of Druim Lochmaighe was gained by the Leinstermen over the Ui Neill.

M496.3

Cormac, of Chrioch In Ernaidhe, successor of Patrick, resigned his spirit.

Annal M497.

M497.0

The Age of Christ, 497.

M497.1

The nineteenth year of Lughaidh.

M497.2

The battle of Inde Mor, in Crioch Ua nGabhla, was gained over the Leinstermen and Illann, son of Dunlaing, by Muircheartach mac Earca.

Annal M498.

M498.0

The Age of Christ, 498 recte 503.

M498.1

The twentieth year of Lughaidh.

M498.2

Fearghus Mor, son of Erc, son of Eochaidh Muinreamhair, with his brothers, went to Alba Scotland.

M499.0

The Age of Christ, 499 recte 504.

M499.1

The twenty first year of Lughaidh.

M499.2

Cerban, a bishop of Feart Cearbain, at Teamhair, died.

M499.3

The battle of Seaghais was fought by Muircheartach mac Earca against Duach Teangumha, King of Connaught. The cause of the battle was this, viz.: Muircheartach was a guarantee between the King and Eochaidh Tirmcharna, his brother, and Eochaidh was taken prisoner against the protection of Muircheartach. In proof of which Ceannfaeladh said:


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    1. The battle of Seaghais;
      a certain woman caused it;
      red blood was over lances,
      By Duiseach, daughter of Duach.
    2. The battle of Dealga, the battle of Mucramha,
      and the battle of Tuaim Drubha,
      With the battle of Seaghais,
      wherein fell Duach Teangumha.

Against the Connaughtmen these battles were gained.

Annal M500.

M500.0

The Age of Christ, 500.

M500.1

The twenty second year of Lughaidh.

M500.2

Saint Ibhar, the bishop, died on the twenty third day of the month of April.

M500.3

Three hundred and four years was the length of his life.

M500.4

The battle of Lochmagh by the Leinstermen, against the Ui Neill.

Annal M501.

M501.0

The Age of Christ, 501.

M501.1

The twenty third year of Lughaidh.

M501.2

The battle of Freamhain, in Meath, against Fiacha, son of Niall, by Failge Berraidhe, concerning which this quatrain was composed:

    1. The other king whom I shall mention
      was Fiacha, son of Niall, I shall not conceal him;
      It was against him, contrary to a false prophecy,
      the battle of Freamhain in Meath, was gained.

Annal M503.

M503.0

The Age of Christ, 503.

M503.1

After Lughaidh, son of Laeghaire, had been twenty five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was killed at Achadh Farcha,


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being struck by a flash of lightning, by the miracles of God, on account of the insult which he had offered to Patrick, as this quatrain states:
    1. At Achadh Farcha warlike,
      the death of Laeghaire's son, Lughaidh occurred,
      Without praise in heaven or here,
      a heavy flash of lightning smote him.

M503.2

Eochaidh, son of Muireadhach Muindearg, King of Uladh, died.

Annal M504.

M504.0

The Age of Christ, 504.

M504.1

The first year of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan, son of Niall, as king over Ireland.

Annal M506.

M506.0

The Age of Christ, 506.

M506.1

The third year of Muircheartach.

M506.2

Illann, son of Dunlaing, King of Leinster, died.

M506.3

The battle of Luachair was fought by Cucorb against the Ui Neill, of which was said:

    1. The fierce battle of Luachair, over head,
      Brighit saw, no vain vision;
      The bloody battle of Fionnabhair was noble,
      about the body of Illann after his death.

Annal M507.

M507.0

The Age of Christ, 507.

M507.1

The fourth year of Muircheartach.

M507.2

The battle of Druim Deargaighe was gained against Foilghe Berraidhe, by Fiacha, son


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of Niall. From that time forward the land extending from Cluain In Dibhair to Uisneach belongs to the Cinel Fiachach, as Ceannfaeladh said:
    1. The vengeance of God lasted for seven years;
      But the joy of his heart was
      The battle of Druim Deargaighe,
      By which the plain of Meath was detached.

Annal M511.

M511.0

The Age of Christ, 511.

M511.1

The eighth year of Muircheartach.

M511.2

Saint Bron, Bishop of Cuil Irra, in Connaught, died on the eighth day of the month of June.

Annal M512.

M512.0

The Age of Christ, 512.

M512.1

The ninth year of Muircheartach,

M512.2

Saint Erc, Bishop of Lilcach and of Fearta Fear Feig, by the side of Sidhe Truim, to the west, died on the second day of the month of November. His age was four score


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and ten years when he departed. This Bishop Erc was judge to Patrick. It was for him Patrick composed this quatrain:
    1. Bishop Erc,—
      Every thing he adjudged was just;
      Every one that passes a just judgment
      Shall receive the blessing of Bishop Erc.

M512.3

Dubhthach, i.e. of Druim Dearbh, Bishop of Ard Macha Armagh, resigned his spirit.

Annal M513.

M513.0

The Age of Christ, 513.

M513.1

The tenth year of Muircheartach.

M513.2

Saint Macnisi, i.e. Aenghus, Bishop of Coinnere Connor, died on the third day of November.

M513.3

The battle of Dedna, in Droma Breagh, by Muircheartach mac Earca, and by Colga, son of Loite, son of Crunn, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Colla Dachrich, chief of Airghialla, where Ardghal, son of Conall Creamhthainne, son of Niall, was slain.

M517.0

The Age of Christ, 517.

M517.1

The fourteenth year of Muircheartach.

M517.2

Saint Darerca, of Cill Sleibhe Cuilinn, whose first name was Moninne, died on the 6th of July. Nine score years was the length of her life; of whom was said:

    1. Nine score years together,
      according to rule without error,
      Without folly, without evil,
      without danger, was the age of Moninne.


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Annal M519.

M519.0

The Age of Christ, 519.

M519.1

The sixteenth year of Muircheartach.

M519.2

Saint Connlaedh, Bishop of Kildare, Bridget's brazier, died on the 3rd of May.

Annal M521.

M521.0

The Age of Christ, 521.

M521.1

The eighteenth year of Muircheartach.

M521.2

Saint Buite mac Bronaigh, bishop of Mainister, died on the 7th of December.

    1. Let Buite, the virtuous judge of fame,
      come each day to my aid,
      The fair hand with the glories of clean deeds,
      the good son of Bronach, son of Bolar.

Annal M523.

M523.0

The Age of Christ, 523.

M523.1

The twentieth year of Muircheartach.

M523.2

Beoaidh, Bishop of Ard Carna, died the eighth day of March.

M523.3

Eochaidh, son of Aenghus, King of Munster, died.

Annal M524.

M524.0

The Age of Christ, 524.

M524.1

The twenty first year of Muircheartach.

M524.2

The battle of Ath Sighe was gained by Muircheartach against the Leinstermen. where Sighe, the son of Dian, was slain, from who Ath Sighe is called.

Annal M525.

M525.0

The Age of Christ, 525.

M525.1

The twenty-second year of Muircheartach.

M525.2

Saint Brighit, virgin, Abbess of Cill Dara, died. It was to her Cill Dara was first granted, and by her it was founded. Brighit


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was she who never turned her mind or attention from the Lord for the space of one hour, but was constantly meditating and thinking of him in her heart and mind, as is evident in her own Life, and in the Life of St. Brenainn, Bishop of Cluain Fearta. She spent her time diligently serving the Lord, performing wonders and miracles, healing every disease and every malady, as her Life relates, until she resigned her spirit to heaven, the first day of the month of February; and her body was interred at Dun, in the same tomb with Patrick, with honour and veneration.

M525.3

Ailill, Bishop of Armagh, who was of the Ui Breasail, died.

Annal M526.

M526.0

The Age of Christ, 526.

M526.1

The twenty third year of Muircheartach.

M526.2

It was to predict the death of Muircheartach that Cairneach said:

    1. I am fearful of the woman around
      whom many storms shall move,
      For the man who shall be burned in fire,
      on the side of Cleiteach wine shall drown.

That is, by Sin, daughter of Sighe, Muircheartach was killed, in revenge of her father, whom he had slain.


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M526.3

The battle of Eibhlinne by Muircheartach mac Earca; the battle of Magh Ailbhe; the battle of Almhain; the battle of Ceann Eich; the plundering of the Cliachs; and the battle of Aidhne against the Connaughtmen; of which battles Ceannfaeladh said:

    1. The battle of Ceann Eich, the battle of Almhain,—
      It was an illustrious famous period,
      The devastation of the Cliachs, the battle of Aidhne,
      And the battle of Magh Ailbhe.

M526.4

Cairell, son of Muireadhach Muindearg, King of Ulidia, died.

M526.5

Oilill, son of Dunlaing, King of Leinster, died.

Annal M527.

M527.0

The Age of Christ, 527.

M527.1

After Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, had been twenty four years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was burned in the house of Cleiteach, over the Boyne, on the night of Samhain the first of November, after being drowned in wine. Sin composed this quatrain:

    1. I am Taetan,
      the woman who killed the chief of Niall;
      Gannadhaigh is my name,
      in every place and road.

Ceanfaeladh said:

    1. The king Mac Earca
      returns to the side of the Ui Neill;
      Blood reached the girdles in each plain;
      the exterior territories were enriched;

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    3. Seven times he brought nine chariots,
      and long shall it be remembered
      He bore away the hostages of the Ui Neill,
      with the hostages of the plain of Munster.

Annal M528.

M528.0

The Age of Christ, 528.

M528.1

The first year of Tuathal Maelgarbh, son of Cormac Caech, son of Cairbre, son of Niall, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M528.2

The battle of Luachair Mor between the two Invers, which is called the battle of Ailbhe, in Breagh, by Tuathal Maelgarbh, against the Cianachta of Meath.

Annal M531.

M531.0

The Age of Christ, 531.

M531.1

The fourth year of Tuathal.

M531.2

The battle of Claenloch, in Cinel Aedh, by Goibhneann, chief of Ui Fiachrach Aidhne, where Maine, son of Cearbhall, was killed, in defending the hostages of Ui Maine of Connaught.

M534.0

The Age of Christ, 534.

M534.1

The seventh year of Tuathal.

M534.2

Saint Mochta, Bishop of Lughmhagh, disciple of St. Patrick, resigned his spirit to heaven on the nineteenth day of August. It was of him the following testimony was given:

    1. The teeth of Mochta of good morals,
      for three hundred years, lasting the rigour !
      Were without emitting an erring word out from them,
      without admitting a morsel of obsonium inside them.

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    3. Three score psalm-singing seniors,
      his household of regal course,
      Without tilling, reaping, or threshing,
      without any work but reading.
    4. A man of three score, a man of three hundred,
      blessed be God, how old the teeth!
      Not more has the youth under valour!
      How lasting the ancient teeth!

Annal M535.

M535.0

The Age of Christ, 535.

M535.1

The eighth year of Tuathal.

M535.2

The church of Doire Calgaigh was founded by Colum Cille, the place having been granted to him by his own tribe, i.e. the race of Conall Gulban, son of Niall.

M535.3

Cormac, son of Ailill, King of Leinster, died.

M535.4

Oilill, Bishop of Armagh, died. He was also of the Ui Breasail.

Annal M537.

M537.0

The Age of Christ, 537.

M537.1

The tenth year of Tuathal.

M537.2

St. Lughaidh, Bishop of Connor, died.

M537.3

The battle of Sligeach by Fearghus and Domhnall, the two sons of Muircheartach mac Earca; by Ainmire, son of Sedna; and Ainnidh, son of Duach, against Eoghan Bel, King of Connaught. They routed the forces before them, and Eoghan Bel was slain, of which was said:

    1. The battle of the Ui Fiachrach
      was fought with fury of edged weapons against Bel,
      The kine of the enemy roared with the javelins,
      the battle was spread out at Crinder.

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    3. The Sligeach bore to the great sea
      the blood of men with their flesh,
      They carried many trophies across Eabha,
      together with the head of Eoghan Bel.

Annal M538.

M538.0

The Age of Christ, 538.

M538.1

After Tuathal Maelgarbh, son of Cormac Caech, son of Cairbre, son of Niall, had been eleven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain, at Greallach Eillte, by Maelmor, son of Airgeadan, who was the tutor of Diarmaid mac Cearbhaill; and Maelmor fell in revenge of it thereof immediately, of which was said:

    1. The fate of Maelmor was not slow;
      it was not a just deed he accomplished,
      The killing of the mighty Tuathal;
      he himself fell for it.


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Annal M539.

M539.0

The Age of Christ, 539.

M539.1

The first year of Diarmaid, son of Fearghus Ceirrbheoil, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M539.2

The decapitation of Abacuc at the fair of Tailltin, through the miracles of God and Ciaran; that is, a false oath he took upon the hand of Ciaran, so that a gangrene took him in his neck (i.e. St. Ciaran put his hand upon his neck), so that it cut off his head.

Annal M541.

M541.0

The Age of Christ, 541.

M541.1

The third year of Diarmaid.

M541.2

St. Ailbhe, Arch Bishop of Imleach Iubhair, died on the twelfth day of September.

Annal M543.

M543.0

The Age of Christ, 543.

M543.1

The fifth year of Diarmaid.

M543.2

There was an extraordinary universal plague through the world, which swept away the noblest third part of the human race.

Annal M544.

M544.0

The Age of Christ, 544.

M544.1

The sixth year of Diarmaid.

M544.2

St. Mobhi Claraineach, i.e. Berchan of Glais Naidhen, on the brink of the Liffey, on the north side, died on the second day of the month of October.

M544.3

The battle of Cuil Conaire, in Ceara, was fought by Fearghus and Domhnall,


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two sons of Muircheartach mac Earca, against Ailill Inbhanda, King of Connaught, and Aedh Fortamhail; and Ailill and Aedh were slain.

Annal M545.

M545.0

The Age of Christ, 545.

M545.1

The seventh year of Diarmaid.

M545.2

St. Ailbhe, of Seanchu Ua nOiliolla, died.

Annal M546.

M546.0

The Age of Christ, 546.

M546.1

The eighth year of Diarmaid..

M546.2

The battle of Cuilne, in which many of the Corcoiche were slain through the prayers of St. Ida, of Cluain Creadhail.

M546.3

Fothadh, son of Conall, died.

M546.4

Cairbre, son of Cormac, King of Leinster, died.

M547.0

The Age of Christ, 547.

M547.1

The ninth year of Diarmaid.

M547.2

The King of Ulidia, Eochaidh, son of Connla, son of Caelbhadh, son of Crunn Badhrai, died.

M547.3

The chief of Teathbha, Crimhthann, son of Brian, died.

M547.4

St. Dubhthach, Abbot of Ard Macha Armagh, died. He was of the race of Colla Uais.

Annal M548.

M548.0

The Age of Christ, 548.

M548.1

The tenth year of Diarmaid.

M548.2

St. Ciaran, son of the artificer, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died on the ninth day of September. Thirty three years was the length of his life.


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M548.3

St. Tighearnach, Bishop of Cluain Eois, died on the 4th of April.

M548.4

St. Mac Tail of Cill Cuilinn (i.e. Eoghan, son of Corcran), died on the eleventh day of the month of June.

M548.5

St. Colum, son of Crimhthann, died.

M548.6

St. Sincheall the elder, son of Ceanannan, Abbot of Cill Achaidh Dromafoda, died on the twenty sixth day of March. Thirty and three hundred years was the length of his life.

M548.7

St. Odhran, of Leitrioch Odhrain, died on the second day of the month of October.

M548.8

St. Finnen, Abbot of Cluain Eraird, tutor of the saints of Ireland, died.

M548.9

St. Colam, of Inis Cealtra, died. Of the mortality which was called the Cron Chonaill,—


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and that was the first Buidhe Chonaill,—these saints died, except Ciaran and Tighearnach.

M548.10

The death of Eochaidh, son of Connlo, King of Ulidia, from whom are the Ui Eathach Uladh.—Tighernach.

Annal M550.

M550.0

The Age of Christ, 550.

M550.1

The twelfth year of Diarmaid.

M550.2

David, son of Guaire Ua Forannain, Bishop of Ard Macha Armagh and Legate of all Ireland, died.

Annal M551.

M551.0

The Age of Christ, 551.

M551.1

The thirteenth year of Diarmaid.

M551.2

St. Neasan, the leper, died.

M551.3

Feargna, son of Aenghus, King of Ulidia, was slain in the battle of Druim Cleithe, by Deman, son of Caireall, and by the Ui Eathach Arda.

Annal M552.

M552.0

The Age of Christ, 552.

M552.1

The fourteenth year of Diarmaid.

M552.2

The church of Bennchar was founded by Comhgall of Beannchar.

M552.3

The feast of Teamhair was made by the King of Ireland, Diarmaid, son of Fearghus Ceirbheoil.

M552.4

The killing of Colman Mor, son of Diarmaid, in his chariot, by Dubhshlat Ua Treana, one of the Cruithni.


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Annal M553.

M553.0

The Age of Christ, 553.

M553.1

The fifteenth year of Diarmaid.

M553.2

Brenainn of Birra was seen ascending in a chariot into the sky this year.

M553.3

Cluain Fearta was founded by St. Brenainn.

Annal M554.

M554.0

The Age of Christ, 554.

M554.1

The sixteenth year of Diarmaid.

M554.2

St. Cathub, son of Fearghus, Abbot of Achadh Cinn, died on the 6th of April. One hundred and fifty years was the length of his life.

M554.3

The last feast of Teamhair was made by Diarmaid, King of Ireland.

M544.4

Curnan, son of Aedh, son of Eochaidh Tirmcharna, i. e. the son of the King of Connaught, was put to death by Diarmaid, son of Cearbhall, in violation of


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the guarantee and protection of Colum Cille, having been forcibly torn from his hands, which was the cause of the battle of Cul Dreimhne.

Annal M555.

M555.0

The Age of Christ, 555.

M555.1

The seventeenth year of Diarmaid.

M555.2

The battle of Cul Dreimhne was gained against Diarmaid, son of Cearbhall, by Fearghus and Domhnall, the two sons of Muircheartach, son of Earca; by Ainmire, son of Sedna; and by Ainnidh, son of Duach; and by Aedh, son of Eochaidh Tirmcharna, King of Connaught. It was in revenge of the killing of Curnan, son of Aedh, son of Eochaidh Tirmcharna, while under the protection of Colum Cille, the Clanna Neill of the North and the Connaughtmen gave this battle of Cul Dreimhne to King Diarmaid; and also on account of the false sentence


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which Diarmaid passed against Colum Cille about a book of Finnen, which Colum had transcribed without the knowledge of Finnen, when they left it to award of Diarmaid, who pronounced the celebrated decision, ‘To every cow belongs its calf,’ &c. Colum Cille said:
    1. O God, wilt thou not drive off the fog,

      [gap: extent: 1 line]

      which envelopes our number,
      The host which has deprived us of our livelihood,
    2. The host which proceeds around the carns!
      He is a son of storm who betrays us.
      My Druid,—he will not refuse me,—
      is the Son of God, and may he side with me;
    3. How grandly he bears his course,
      the steed of Baedan before the host;
      Power by Baedan of the yellow hair
      will be borne from Ireland on him the steed.

Fraechan, son of Teniusan, was he who made the Erbhe Druadh for Diarmaid. Tuathan, son of Dimman, son of Saran, son of Cormac, son of Eoghan, was he who placed the Erbhe Druadh over his head. Three thousand was the number that fell of Diarmaid's people. One man only fell on the other side, Mag Laim was his name, for it was he that passed beyond the Erbhe Druadh.


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Annal M556.

M556.0

The Age of Christ, 556.

M556.1

The eighteenth year of Diarmaid.

M566.2

The battle of Cuil Uinnsenn, in Teathbha, was fought against Diarmaid, by Aedh, son of Breanainn, chief of Teathbha; and Diarmaid was routed from the field of battle.

Annal M557.

M557.0

The Age of Christ, 557.

M557.1

The nineteenth year of Diarmaid.

M557.2

St. Bec, son of De, a celebrated prophet, died.

M557.3

Colum Cille went to Scotland, where he afterwards founded a church, which was named from him.

M557.4

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O'Fiachrach died.

M557.5

The battle of Moin Doire Lothair was gained over the Cruithnigh, by the Ui Neill of the North, i. e. by the Cinel Conaill and Cinel Eoghain, wherein fell seven chieftains of the Cruithnigh, together with Aedh Breac; and it was on this occasion that the Lee and Carn Eolairg were forfeited to the Clanna Neill of the North. Ceannfaeladh composed the following:

    1. Sharp weapons were strewn, men were strewn,
      in Moin Mor Doire Lothair,
      Because of a partition not just;
      the seven kings of the Cruithni, with Aedh Breac, were in the slaughter.
    2. The battle of all the Cruithne was fought,
      and Elne was burned.
      The battle of Gabbra Liffe was fought,
      and the battle of Cul Dreimhne.

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    4. They bore away hostages after conflict,
      thence westwards towards Cnuas Nuach,
      Fearghus, Domhnall, Ainmire,
      and Nainnidh, son of Duach.
    5. The two sons of Mac Earca
      returned to the same battle,
      And the king, Ainmire,
      returned into the possessions of his father Seadna.

M558.0

The Age of Christ, 558.

M558.1

After Diarmaid, the son of Fearghus Cerrbheoil, had been twenty years in sovereignty over Ireland, he was slain by Aedh Dubh, son of Suibhne, King of Dal Araidhe, at Rath Beag, in Magh Line. His head was brought to Cluain Mic Nois, and interred there, and his body was interred at Connor.

M558.2

In this year was taken the Mermaid, i.e. Liban, the daughter of Eochaidh,


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son of Muireadh, on the strand of Ollarbha, in the net of Beoan, son of Inli, the fisherman of Comhgall of Beannchair.

Annal M559.

M559.0

The Age of Christ, 559.

M559.1

The first year of the two sons of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, in the kingdom of Ireland, i.e. Domhnall and Fearghus.

M559.2

The battle of Gabhra Liffe, and the battle of Dumha Aichir, by Domhnall and Fearghus, against the Leinstermen, of which was said:

    1. The battle of Gabhra
      and the battle of Dumha Achair,
      Illustrious men fell in both,
      Colgu and his father.
    2. The battle of Gabhra
      was not a battle with the loss of a man or two hundred;
      There fell twenty from Faelan,
      from Ailill twenty times twenty.

Annal M560.

M560.0

The Age of Christ, 560.

M560.1

The second year of Domhnall and Fearghus.

M560.2

Daimhin Damhairgitr, i.e. Cairbre, died. From him are the Airghialla.

Annal M561.

M561.0

The Age of Christ, 561.

M561.1

After Domhnall and Fearghus, the two sons of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan, son of Niall, had been three years in the sovereignty of Ireland, they both died.

Annal M562.

M562.0

The Age of Christ, 562.

M562.1

The first year of Eochaidh, son of Domhnall, son of Muircheartach, and of Baedan, son of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M563.

M563.0

The Age of Christ, 563.

M563.1

St. Molaisi, Abbot of Daimhinis, died on the twelfth of September.

M563.2

After Eochaidh and Baedan had been two years in


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the sovereignty of Ireland, they were slain by Cronan, chief of Cianachta Glinne Gemhin.

Annal M564.

M564.0

The Age of Christ, 564.

M564.1

The first year of Ainmire, son of Sedna, son of Fearghus Ceannfhoda, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M565.

M565.0

The Age of Christ, 565.

M565.1

The second year of Ainmire.

M565.2

Deman, son of Cairell, King of Ulidia, son of Muireadhach Muindearg, was killed by the shepherds of Boirenn.

M565.3

A sea fleet was brought by Colman Beg, son of Diarmaid, son of Fearghus Cerrbheoil, and by Conall, son of Comhgall, chief of Dal Riada, to Sol and Ile, and they carried off many spoils from them.

Annal M566.

M566.0

The Age of Christ, 566.

M566.1

After Ainmire, son of Sedna, was three years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Fearghus, son of Nellin, of which was said:

    1. Feimhin, while he was king,
      was not a place without bravery,
      To day dark red its aspect,
      being set on fire by Ainmire, son of Seadna.

Annal M567.

M567.0

The Age of Christ, 567.

M567.1

After Baedan, son of Ninnidh, son of Fearghus Ceannfhoda, had been one year in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain at Leim An Eich, in a battle, by the two Comains; i.e. Comain, son of Colman Beg,


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son of Cearbhall, and Comain, son of Libren, son of Illadhan, son of Cearbhall. It was at the instance of Colman Beg they perpetrated this deed.

M568.0

The Age of Christ, 568.

M568.1

The first year of Aedh, son of Ainmire, over Ireland.

M568.2

Fearghus, son of Nellin, was slain by Aedh, son of Ainmire, in revenge of his father.

Annal M569.

M569.0

The Age of Christ, 569.

M569.1

The second year of Aedh.

M569.2

St. Oenna Mac Ua Laighisi, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M569.3

St. Ite, virgin, of Cluain Cread Hail, died on the 15th of January. She was also called Mide.

Annal M570.

M570.0

The Age of Christ, 570.

M570.1

The third year of Aedh.

M570.2

St. Maeineann, Bishop of Cluain Fearta Breanainn Clonfert, died on the first of March.

Annal M571.

M571.0

The Age of Christ, 571.

M571.1

St. Breanainn, Abbot of Birra, died on the twenty ninth day of November.

M571.2

The battle of Tola, by Fiachna, son of Baedan, son of Cairell, against the people of Osraighe and Eile; and they were defeated. Tola is the name of a plain situated between Cluain Fearta Molua and Saighir.

M571.3

The battle of Feimhin, by Cairbre, son of Creamhthann, King of Munster, against Colman Beg, son of Diarmaid; and Colman was defeated.

Annal M572.

M572.0

The Age of Christ, 572.

M572.1

The fifth year of Aedh.

M572.2

The battle of Doete, which is called Bealach Feadha, by Aedh, son of Ainmire, against the men of


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Meath, where fell Colman Beg, son of Diarmaid.

M572.3

Conall, son of Comhgall, King of Dal Riada, died. It was he that granted Hy Iona to Colum Cille.

Annal M573.

M573.0

The Age of Christ, 573.

M573.1

The sixth year of Aedh.

M573.2

Breanainn, son of Brian, chief of Teathbha Teffia, died.

Annal M574.

M574.0

The Age of Christ, 574.

M574.1

The seventh year of Aedh.

M574.2

The killing of Aedh, son of Eochaidh Tirmcharna, by the Ui Briuin.

Annal M576.

M576.0

The Age of Christ, 576.

M576.1

The ninth year of Aedh.

M576.2

St. Brenainn, Abbot of Cluain Ferta Brenainn Clonfert, died on the 16th of May. He died at Eanach Duin, and his body was interred at Cluain Ferta Brenainn.

M576.3

Colman, son of Cairbre, King of Leinster, died at Sliabh Mairge.

Annal M577.

M577.0

The Age of Christ, 577.

M577.1

The tenth year of Aedh.

M577.2

St. Ethchen, Bishop of Cluain Foda Baetain Abha, died on the 11th of February.

M577.3

St. Caireach Deargain, virgin, of Cluain Boireann, died on the 9th of February.

M577.4

Feidhlimidh Finn, Abbot of Ard Macha, died.


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Annal M579.

M579.0

The Age of Christ, 579.

M579.1

The twelfth year of Aedh.

M579.2

The battle of Druim Mic Earca, was gained by Aedh, son of Ainmire, over the Cinel Eogain, where was slain Colga, son of Domhnall, son of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach.

M580.0

The Age of Christ, 580.

M580.1

The thirteenth year of Aedh.

M580.2

Fearghus Scannal, King of Munster, was slain.

Annal M581.

M581.0

The Age of Christ, 581.

M581.1

The fourteenth year of Aedh.

M581.2

Aedh, son of Suibhne, chief of Maenmagh, died.

Annal M582.

M582.0

The Age of Christ, 582.

M582.1

The fifteenth year of Aedh.

M582.2

Fearadhach, son of Duach, Lord of Osraighe, was slain by his own people.

Annal M583.

M583.0

The Age of Christ, 583.

M583.1

The sixteenth year of Aedh.

M583.2

St. Fearghus, Bishop of Druim Leathglaise, died on the 30th of March; and this was the Fearghus who founded Cill mBian.

Annal M584.

M584.0

The Age of Christ, 584.

M584.1

The seventeenth year of Aedh.

M584.2

St.Nathcheimhe, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas, the brother of Caeimhghin, died on the first day of May.

Annal M585.

M585.0

The Age of Christ, 585.

M585.1

The eighteenth year of Aedh.

M585.2

Breanainn, Lord of Teathbha Teffia, died. It was he that had, some time before, granted


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Dearmhagh to God and to Colum Cille.

M585.3

Baetan, son of Cairell, King of Ulidia, died.

Annal M586.

M586.0

The Age of Christ, 586.

M586.1

The nineteenth year of Aedh.

M586.2

St. Daigh, bishop, son of Cairell, died on the 18th of August.

M586.3

Feidhlimidh, son of Tighernach, King of Munster, died.

M586.4

The battle of Magh Ochtair was gained by Bran Dubh, son of Eochaidh, over the Ui Neill, at the hill over Cluain Conaire, to the south.

Annal M587.

M587.0

The Age of Christ, 587.

M587.1

The twentieth year of Aedh.

M587.2

St. Caerlan, Bishop of Ard Macha, died on the twenty fourth day of March.

M587.3

St. Seanach, Bishop of Cluain Iraird, died.

Annal M588.

M588.0

The Age of Christ, 588.

M588.1

The twenty-first yer of Aedh.

M588.2

St. Aedh, son of Breac, Bishop of Cill Air, in Meath, on the 10th of November.

M588.3

Lughaidh, of Lis Mor, died.

Annal M589.

M589.0

The Age of Christ, 589.

M589.1

The twenty second year of Aedh.

M589.2

St. Macnise, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois for a period of sixteen years, died on the thirteenth of the month of June.


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M590.0

The Age of Christ, 590.

M590.1

The twenty third year of Aedh.

M590.2

The battle of Eadan Mor was gained by Fiachna, son of Baedan, son of Cairell, son of Muireadhach Muindearg, over Gerthidhe, son of Ronan, Lord of Cianachta, of which was said:

    1. On the other occasion,
      when the soldiers of Baedan shall go into Breagh,
      The Cianachta shall be on the alert,
      they shall not be the next to the shot.

M590.3

Seanchan, son of Colman Mor, was slain.

M590.4

St. Gregory of the Golden Mouth was appointed to the chair and successorship of Peter the Apostle, against his will.

Annal M591.

M591.0

The Age of Christ, 591.

M591.1

The twenty fourth year of Aedh.

M591.2

Aedh Cerr, son of Colman, son of Cairbre, King of Leinster, died.

Annal M592.

M592.0

The Age of Christ, 592.

M592.1

The twenty fifth year of Aedh.

M592.2

Colum Cille, son of Feidhlimidh, apostle of Alba Scotland, head of the piety of the most part of Ireland and Alba, next after Patrick, died in his own church in Hy, in Alba, after the thirty fifth year of his pilgrimage, on Sunday night precisely, the 9th day of June. Seventy seven years was his whole age when he resigned his spirit to heaven, as is said in this quatrain:

    1. Three years without light
      was Colum in his Duibh-regles;
      He went to the angels from his body,
      after seven years and seventy.


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M592.2

Dallan Forgaill composed this on the death of Colum Cille:

    1. Like the cure of a physician without light,
      like the separation of marrow from the bone,
      Like a song to a harp without the ceis,
      are we after being deprived of our noble.

M592.3

Aedh Dubh, son of Suibhne, King of Ulidia, was slain by Fiachna, son of Baedan. It was by this Aedh Dubh Diarmaid Mac Cearbhaill had been slain.

Annal M593.

M593.0

The Age of Christ, 593.

M593.1

The twenty sixth year of Aedh.

M593.2

Cumuscach, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, was slain by Bran Dubh, son of Eochaidh, at Dun Bucat, as the Bishop St. Aedhan said:

    1. I implore the powerful Lord,
      near Cill Rannairech,
      It was he that took revenge of Comuscach,
      that slew Aedh mac Ainmirech.


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M593.3

The battle of Sliabh Cua, in Munster, was gained over the Munstermen by Fiachna, son of Baedan.

M593.4

Tibraide, son of Calgach, died.

Annal M594.

M594.0

The Age of Christ, 594.

M594.1

After Aedh, son of Ainmire, son of Sedna, had been twenty seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Bran Dubh, son of Eochaidh, in the battle of Dun Bolg, in Leinster, after Aedh had


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gone to exact the Borumha, and to avenge his son Comusgach upon them. Some nobles fell in this battle of Bealach Duin Bolg, together with Beg, son of Cuanach, Lord of Oirghialla. Of the death of Aedh was said:
    1. At Buac,
      the wave buffets the brink,
      News were heard, who, in weariness,
      slew Aedh, son of Ainmire.

The wife of Aedhi cecinit:

    1. Three sides were dear,
      from which to change is affords no hope,
      The side of Tailltin, the side of Teamhair,
      and the side of Aedh, son of Ainmire.

Annal M595.

M595.0

The Age of Christ, 595.

M595.1

The first year of Aedh Slaine, son of the son of Diarmaid, son of Fearghus Cerrbheoil, and of Colman Rimidh, in the sovereignty of Ireland

M595.2

Baeithin, son of Brenainn, Abbot of Ia Choluim Cille Iona, died on the 9th of June.

M595.3

Alithir, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.


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Annal M596.

M596.0

The Age of Christ, 596.

M596.1

The second year of Aedh Slaine and of Colman.

M596.2

St. Sinche, virgin, of Cluain Leththeangadh, died on the ninth day of November.

M596.3

Suibhne, son of Colman Beg, Lord of Meath, was slain by Aedh Slaine, at Bridamh.

Annal M597.

M597.0

The Age of Christ, 597.

M597.1

The third year of Aedh and Colman.

M597.2

The sword blows of Bran Dubh in Breagh.

M597.3

Brenainn, son of Cairbre, son of Fechine, Lord of Ui Maine, died.

M597.4

The battle of Sleamhain, in Meath, was fought by Colman Rimidh against Conall Cu, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire; and Conall was defeated.

M597.5

The battle of Cuil Cael, by Fiachna, son of Baedan, against Fiachna, son of Deman; and the battle was gained against Fiachna, son of Deman.

M597.6

Uata, son of Aedh, son of Eochaidh Tirmcharna, King of Connaught, died.

M597.7

Eochaidh, son of Diarmaid, Bishop and Abbot of Ard Macha Armagh, died.


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Annal M598.

M598.0

The Age of Christ, 598.

M598.1

The fourth year of Aedh and Colman.

M598.2

St. Cainnech, Abbot of Achadh Bo, died on the 11th of October, after having been eighty four years in this life.

M598.3

The battle of Eachros, in Muirisc, by Colman, chief of Cinel Cairbre, against Maelcothaigh, chief of Cinel Fiachrach, of Muirisc; and the battle was gained over Maelcothaigh.

Annal M600.

M600.0

The Age of Christ, 600.

M600.1

St. Comhgall, of Beannchair, abbot of Beannchair Uladh, died on the tenth day of the month of May, after having been thirty years, three months, and ten days, in the abbacy of Bangor. His age was ninety years.

M600.2

St. Colman, son of Leinin, died.

M600.3

St. Laisren, abbot of Menadroichit, died.


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M600.4

After Aedh Slaine, son of Diarmaid, and Colman Rimidh, son of Baedan, son of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan, son of Niall, had been six years in the sovereignty of Ireland, Colman Rimidh was slain by Lochan Dilmana, and Aedh Slaine was slain by Conall Guithbhinn, son of Suibhne, son of Colman Mor, or Beg, son of Diarmaid, son of Cearthall, at Loch Semhedidhe. Aedh Gustan, the foster brother of Conall, and Baethghal Bile, wounded him. Of their deaths was said:

    1. What is reign, what is law,
      what is power over chieftains?
      Behold, Colman Rimhidh the King!
      Lochan Dilmana slew him !
    2. It was not a wise counsel
      for the youths of Tuath Tuirbhe!
      Conall slew Aedh Slaine,
      Aedh Slaine slew Suibhne.

M600.5

Conall, son of Suibhne, slew Aedh Roin, chief of Ui Failghe, at Faithche Mic Mencnain, and Aedh Buidhe, chief of Ui Maine, on the same day on which Aedh Slaine was slain by him. To commemorate these events was said:

    1. Great was the bloody condition
      of all the Irish kings,—
      Aedh Slaine of the valorous host,
      Aedh Roin, and Aedh Buidhe.


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M600.6

Cui Gan Mathair, King of Munster, died.

M600.7

Conall Cu, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, died.

M601.0

The Age of Christ, 601.

M601.1

The first year of Aedh Uairidhnach, son of Domhnall Ilchealgach, son of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M601.2

St. Laisren son of Feradhach, abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died on the 16th of September.

M601.3

The battle of Slaibhre was gained by the Ui Neill over Bran Dubh, son Eochaidh, King of Leinster; and Bran Dubh, i.e. son of Eochaidh, was killed by the Airchinneach of Senboithe Sine, and his own tribe, as is said:


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  1. Saran Soebhdhearc, a guide indeed;
    Airchinneach of Seanboith Sine,
    Was he, it is no falsehood without bright judgment,
    who killed Bran Dubh, son of Eochaidh.

A certain Leinsterman said the following:

    1. Were it in the time of the son of Eochaidh
      that the northern had come,
      From the battle which they gained,
      they would have been long panic driven;
    2. If in a pillared house
      were the son of Eochaidh, son of Muireadhach,
      I would not bring my full sack to a church
      for the sake of Aedh Allan.

M601.4

Colman, son of Fearadhach, chief of Osraighe Ossory, died.

Annal M602.

M602.0

The Age of Christ, 602.

M602.1

The second year of Aedh.

M602.2

St. Sinell, Bishop of Magh Bile, died on the first day of October.

Annal M604.

M604.0

The Age of Christ, 604.

M604.1

The fourth year of Aedh.

M604.2

Fiachra Caech, son of Baedan, was slain by the Cruithni.

Annal M605.

M605.0

The Age of Christ, 605.

M605.1

The fifth year of Aedh.

M605.2

St. Beoghna, Abbot of Beannchair next after Comhgall, died on the 22th of August.

M605.3

Molua, i.e. Lughaidh Mac hUi Oiche, first abbot of Cluain Fearta Molua, died.

M605.4

Seachnasach, son of Garbhan, chief of Cinel Boghaine, was slain by Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire.

M605.5

Conall of the Red Dart, son of Daimhin, was killed by the Ui Meith Macha.


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Annal M606.

M606.0

The Age of Christ, 606.

M606.1

The sixth year of Aedh Uairidhnach.

M606.2

St. Sillan, son of Caimin, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, and successor of Comhgall, died on the 28th of February.

M606.3

Aedh the Anchorite died.

M606.4

Aedh, son of Colgan, chief of Oirghialla and of all the Airtheara, died on his pilgrimage, at Cluain Mic Nois. Of him was said:

    1. There was a time
      when Loch Da Damh was a pool of splendour,
      The lake was nothing else but splendour
      in the reign of Aedh, son of Colgan.
    2. Indifferent to me who destroyed it;
      my friend has abandoned it;
      Though it was he that placed a brilliant house
      upon the island of Loch Da Damh.

M606.5

Maelumha, son of Baedan, died.

M606.6

Colga Doilene, son of Fiachna, died.

M606.7

Maelduin, son of Ailen, chief of Mughdorn Maighean, died.

Annal M607.

M607.0

The Age of Christ, 607.

M607.1

After Aedh Uairidhnach had been seven years


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in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died at Ath Da Fearta.

M607.2

The battle of Odhbha, by Aenghus, son of Colman, wherein was slain Conall Laegh Breagh, son of Aedh Slaine, with a great number about him, of which was said:

    1. The whitethorn on top of Odhbha,
      though its sharp darts it throws not,
      Lawful for it that its aspect should be evil:
      there was a great head in its mouth;

Annal M608.

M608.0

The Age of Christ, 608.

M608.1

The first year of Maelcobha, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M609.

M609.0

The Age of Christ, 609.

M609.1

The second year of Maelcobha.

M609.2

St. Tolua Fota, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M609.3

Seanach, Abbot of Ard Macha, died; he was of Cluain Ua nGrici.

Annal M610.

M610.0

The Age of Christ, 610.

M610.1

St. Colman Eala, i.e. Mac Ui Selli, abbot, died


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on the 26th of September, in the fifty sixth year of his age.

M610.2

Neman, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M610.3

After Maelcobha, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, had been three years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Suibhne Meann, in the battle of Sliabh Toadh.

M610.4

Ronan, son of Colman, King of Leinster, died.

M610.5

Gorman, one of the Mughdhorna, from whom are the Mac Cuinns, and who was a year living on the water of Tibraid Fingin, on his pilgrimage at Cluain Mic Nois, died.

Annal M611.

M611.0

The Age of Christ, 611.

M611.1

The first year of Suibhne Meann, son of Fiachna, son of Fearadhach, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M611.2

The church of Beannchair Uladh was burned.

M612.0

The Age of Christ, 612.

M612.1

The second year of Suibhne.

M612.2

Fintan of Oentrebh, Abbot of Beannchair, died.

M612.3

Connere Connor was burned.

M612.4

The devastation of Torach by a marine fleet.


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Annal M613.

M613.0

The Age of Christ, 613.

M613.1

The third year of Suibhne.

M613.2

Colgu, son of Suibhne, was killed; and the death of Fiacha, son of Con, all occurred in this year.

M613.3

Fearghus, son of Colman Mor, Prince of Meath, was slain by Anfartach Ua Meascain, of Muintir Blaitine, of which these lines were composed:

    1. If he should come to my house,
      Ua Meascain Anfartach,
      Poisoned water I will give to him,
      for the slaying of Fearghus.
    2. Whatever time the forces of the race
      of Colman shall march by Cuilne,
      After a month they will put from their seat
      the Sil Meascain, with the Blaitini,

Annal M614.

M614.0

The Age of the Christ 614.

M614.1

The fourth year of Suibhne.

M614.2

St. Caemhan Breac, of Ros Each, died on the fourteenth day of September.

M614.3

Aedh Beannan, King of West Munster, died. To commemorate his death was said:

    1. Aedh Beannan,
      of Eoghanacht Iar-Luachair,—
      Woe to the wealth of which he was king!
      Happy the land of which he was guardian.
    2. His shield when he would shake,
      his foes would be subdued;
      Though it were but on his back,
      it was shelter to West Munster

M614.4

Finghin, son of Fiachra, died.

Annal M615.

M615.0

The Age of Christ, 615.

M615.1

The fifth year of Suibhne.

M615.2

Ailill, son of Baedan; Maelduin, son of Fearghus, son of Baedan; and Diucolla, were slain in Magh Slecht, in the province of Connaught. They were of the race of Baedan, son of Muircheartach.

M615.3

Fiachra, son of Ciaran, son of Ainmire, son of Sedna, died.

M615.4

The battle of Ceann Gabhad.


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Annal M616.

M616.0

The Age of Christ, 616.

M616.1

The sixth year of Suibhne.

M616.2

Aenghus, son of Colman Mor, chief of the Southern Ui Neill, died.

M616.3

The reerection of the church of Torach by the Cinel Conaill, it having been destroyed some time before.

M616.4

Dunchadh, son of Eoghanain; Neachtan, son of Canann; Aedh ..... died.

Annal M617.

M617.0

The Age of Christ, 617.

M617.1

The seventh year of Suibhne.

M617.2

St. Caemhghin, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died on the 3rd of June, after having spent one hundred and twenty years of his age till then.

M617.3

Comhgall, a bishop, and Eoghan, Bishop of Rath Sithe, died.

M617.4

The battle of Ceann Delgtean by Conall, son of Suibhne, and Domhnall Breac, wherein were slain the two sons of Libren, son of Illann, son of Cearbhall.

M617.5

Maelbracha, son of Rimeadh, son of Colman, son of Cobhthach, and Ailill, son of Ceallach, died.

M617.6

The battle of Ceann Gubha (or Ceann Bughbha) was gained by Raghallach, son of Uadach, over Colman, son of Cobhthach (the father of Guaire Aidhne), where Colman himself was slain.

M617.7

Colga, son of Ceallach, died.

M617.8

Ailill, son of Ceallach, died.

Annal M618.

M618.0

The Age of Christ, 618.

M618.1

The eighth year of Suibhne.

M618.2

St. Sillan, Bishop and Abbot of Magh Bile Movilla, died on the 25th of August.

M618.3

Liber, Abbot


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of Achadh Bo Cainnigh, died.

M618.4

Rath Guala was burned by Fiachna, son of Baedan, of which Fiachna said:

    1. Fire caught Rath Guala,
      little treasure will escape from it,
      The force which caused it is manifest;
      it was not from one spark it caught it;
    2. Fire caught Rath Guala,
      little treasure will escape from it;
      Vehemently their evils kindle fire
      in the fort of Aedh Bolc.

Annal M619.

M619.0

The Age of Christ, 619.

M619.1

The ninth year of Suibhne.

M619.2

Doir, son of Aedh Allainn, was slain by Failbhe Flann Fidhbhadh, as he Failbhe himself said:

    1. What advantage to me is the slaying of Dair,
      as I did not slay Dairene?
      It is then one kills the chaffer,
      when he destroys his young ones.

He was afterwards killed in revenge of Doir. His Failbhe's mother said, lamenting him:

    1. It was the mortal wounding of a noble,
      not the demolition of Inis Cail,
      For which the shouts of the enemies were exultingly
      raised around the head of Failbhe Flann Fidhbhadh.

M619.3

Ronan, son of Colman, died.

Annal M620.

M620.0

The Age of Christ, 620.

M620.1

The tenth year of Suibhne.

M620.2

Seanach Garbh, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Breanainn Clonfert, died.

M620.3

Colman, son of Coimgellan, died.

M620.4

Aedh son of Cumascach died.

M620.5

Ronan, son of Tuathal, Lord of the Airtheara, died.

M620.6

Cormac Caemh and Illann, son of Fiachra, died.

M620.7

Mongan, son of Fiachra Lurgan, was killed


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with a stone by Arthur, son of Bicar, one of the Britons, of which Beg Boirche said:
    1. Cold is the wind across Ile,
      which they have at Ceann Tire;
      They shall commit a cruel deed in consequence,
      they shall kill Mongan, son of Fiachna.
    2. Where the church of Cluain Airthir is at this day,
      renowned were the four there executed,
      Cormac Caemh with shouting,
      and Illann, son of Fiachra;
    3. And the other two,—
      to whom many territories paid tribute,—
      Mongan, son of Fiachna Lurgan,
      and Ronan, son of Tuathal.

M620.8

Cathal, son of Aedh, Ring of Munster, died.

Annal M622.

M622.0

The Age of Christ, 622.

M622.1

The twelfth year of Suibhne.

M622.2

St. Feargna Brit, Abbot of Ia, and a bishop, died on the second day of March.

M622.3

St. Lachtnain, son of Torben, Abbot of Achadh Ur, died on the 10th recte 19th of March.

M622.4

The battle of Carn Fearadhaigh was gained by Failbhe Flann over the Connaughtmen, wherein were slain Conall, chief of Ui Maine, Maeldubh, Maelduin, Maelruain, Maelcalgaigh, and Maelbreasail, and other nobles and plebeians besides them; and Guaire Aidhne was routed from the battle field; of which was said:

    1. There fell of the Connaughtmen,
      at Ath Cuma an tSeisir,
      Maelduin, Maelruain, Maelcalgaigh,
      Conall, Maeldubh, Maelbreisil.


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M622.5

The battle of Lethed Midinn, at Drung, was fought by Fiachna, son of Deman, Lord of Dal Fiatach, against Fiachna, son of Baedan, King of Ulidia. The battle was gained over Fiachna, son of Baedan, and he fell therein.

M622.6

Mac Laisre, Bishop and Abbot of Ard Macha, died.

M623.0

The Age of Christ, 623.

M623.1

Colman Mac Ua Bardani, of the tribe of Dal Barrdainne, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M623.2

After Suibhne Meann had been thirteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain at Traigh Brena, by Congal Claen; of which was said:

    1. Suibhne, with hosts attending him,
      the destructive people of Brena overtook him;
      The valorous sage was slain
      by Congal Caech, son of Scannal.

Annal M624.

M624.0

The Age of Christ, 624.

M624.1

The first year of Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M624.2

St. Colman Stellan, of Tir Da Ghlas Terryglas, died on the 26th of May.

M624.3

St. Maedhog, Bishop of Fearna, died


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on the 31st of January.

M624.4

Ronan, son of Colman, died.

M624.5

The battle of Dun Ceithern was gained by Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, over Congal Caech, or Claen, son of Scannlan, where Guaire Gaillseach, son of Forannan, and many others, were slain; and Congal was afterwards defeated; of which was said:

    1. The battle of Dun Ceithirn,
      in which there was red blood over grey eyes;
      There were in the track of Congal Crom
      bodies thick-necked, comely.

M624.6

The battle of Ard Corainn was gained by Connadh Cerr, Lord of Dal Riada, where Fiachna, son of Deman, King of Ulidia, was slain.

Annal M626.

M626.0

The Age of Christ, 626.

M626.1

The second year of Domhnall.

M626.2

Finntan Maeldubh died.

M626.3

Mobhai mac Ui Aldai died.

M626.4

The battle of Leathairbhe between Maelfithrigh, chief of Cinel Mic Earca, and Ernaine, son of Fiachra, chief of Cinel Fearadhaigh, where Maelfithrigh, son of Aedh Uairidhnach, was slain.

M626.5

Brandubh, son of Maelcobha, died.

Annal M627.

M627.0

The Age of Christ, 627.

M627.1

The fourth year of Domhnall.

M627.2

The battle of Ath Abla, where Dicul, son of Fearghus, was slain by the Munstermen.

M627.3

The monastery of Inis Medcoit was founded by Bishop Aedhan.


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Annal M628.

M628.0

The Age of Christ, 628.

M628.1

The fifth year of Domhnall.

M628.2

The battle of Ath Goan, in Iarthar Liffe, by Faelan, son of Colman; by Conall, son of Suibhne, chief of Meath; and by Failge, or Failbhe Flann, King of Munster, wherein was slain Crimhthann, son of Aedh, son of Seanach, King of Leinster, with many others along with him.

M628.3

Mor Mumhan died.

Annal M630.

M630.0

The Age of Christ, 630.

M630.1

The seventh year of Domhnall.

M630.2

The two sons of Aedh Slaine were slain by Conall, son of Suibhne, at Loch Trethin, at Freamhain, namely, Congal, chief of Breagh, ancestor of the Ui Conaing, and Ailill Cruitire i.e. the Harper, ancestor of the Sil Dluthaigh.

M630.3

The battle of Seaghais, wherein were slain Loichen, son of Neachtain Ceannfoda, and Comasgach, son of Aenghus.

M630.4

The battle of Cuil Caelain, by Diarmaid, son of Aedh Slaine, where the two sons of Aenghus, son of Colman Mor, namely, Maelumha and Colga, and some others along with them, were slain; of which was said:

    1. The battle of the fair Cuil Caelain,
      it was fought on one side with devotedness,
      Was gained by Diarmaid, of Deala,
      over the mead-drinking men of Meath,
    2. In which the white headed Colgan was pierced,
      and Maelumha of great dignity,
      Two sons of Aenghus of glorious arms,
      the son of fine-shaped, great-voiced Colman.

M630.5

Segene, Abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, founded the church of Rechrainn.

M630.6

Conall,


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son of Suibhne, chief of Meath, and Maelumha, son of Forannan, were slain by Diarmaid, son of Aedh Slaine.

Annal M631.

M631.0

The Age of Christ, 631.

M631.1

The eighth year of Domhnall.

M631.2

Ernaine, son of Fiachna, chief of Cinel Fearadhaigh, was slain. It was by him Maelfithrigh, son of Aedh Uairidhnach, was slain in the battle of Letherbhe.

M631.3

Carthach, i.e. Mochuda, son of Finnall, was banished from Rathain.

Annal M633.

M633.0

The Age of Christ, 633.

M633.1

The tenth year of Domhnall.

M633.2

Failbhe Flann, King of Munster, died.

Annal M634.

M634.0

The Age of Christ, 634.

M634.1

The eleventh year of Domhnall.

M634.2

St. Eochaidh, Abbot of Lis Mor, died on the 17th of April.

M634.3

St. Finntan, son of Telchan, died on the 21st of October.

M634.4

The battle of Magh Rath was gained by


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Domhnall, son of Aedh, and the sons of Aedh Slaine, over Congal Claen, son of Scannlan, King of Ulidia, where fell Congal, and the Ulidians and foreigners along with him.

M634.5

The battle of Saeltire was gained by Conall Cael, son of Maelcobha, over the Cinel Eoghain.

Annal M635.

M635.0

The Age of Christ, 635.

M635.1

The twelfth year of Domhnall.

M635.2

Ailill, son of Aedh Roin; Congal, son of Dunchadh, died.

M635.3

Duinseach, wife of Domhnall, son of Aedh, King of Ireland, died.

M636.0

The Age of Christ, 636.

M636.1

The thirteenth year of Domhnall.

M636.2

St. Mochuda, Bishop of Lis Mor and Abbot of Raithin Rahen, died on the 14th of May.

M636.3

The battle of Cathair Chinncon, in Munster, was gained by Aenghus Liath, over Maelduin, son of Aedh Beannan.

M636.4

Maelodhar Macha, chief of Oirghialla, died.

M636.5

Maelduin, son of Aedh, was burned at Inis Caein.

M636.6

Maelduin, son of Fearghus, and Maelduin, son of Colman, died.

Annal M637.

M637.0

The Age of Christ, 637.

M637.1

The fourteenth year of Domhnall.

M637.2

St. Cronan Mac Ua Loegde, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died on the 18th of July.

M637.3

St. Mochua, Abbot of Balla, died.


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Annal M638.

M638.0

The Age of Christ, 638.

M638.1

St. Critan, of Aendruim, died on the seventeenth of May.

M638.2

Aedh Dubh, Abbot and Bishop of Cill Dara Kildare, died. He had been at first King of Leinster.

M638.3

Dalaise Mac hU Imdae, Abbot of Leithglinn, died.

Annal M639.

M639.0

The Age of Christ, 639.

M639.1

St. Dagan, of Inbher Daeile, died on the 13th of September.

M639.2

After Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, had been sixteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died at Ard Fothadh, in Tir Aedha, after the victory of penance, for he was a year in his mortal sickness; and he used to receive the body of Christ every Sunday.

M639.3

Oilill, son of Colman, chief of Cinel Laeghaire, died.

Annal M640.

M640.0

The Age of Christ, 640.

M640.1

The first year of Conall Cael and Ceallach, two sons of Maelcobha, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, over Ireland, in joint sovereignty.

M640.2

Scannlan Mor, son of Ceannfaeladh, chief of Osraighe Ossory, died.


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Cuana, son of Ailcen, chief of Feara Maighe Fermoy, died.

M640.3

He was the person who was called Laech Liathmhuine.

Annal M641.

M641.0

The Age of Christ, 641.

M641.1

The second year of Conall and Ceallach.

M641.2

Maelbreasail and Maelanfaidh died; and Flann Enaigh was mortally wounded. These were of the Cinel Conaill Gulban.

Annal M642.

M642.0

The Age of Christ, 642.

M642.1

The third year of Conall and Ceallach.

M642.2

St. Cronan Beg, Bishop of Aendruim, died on the 7th of January.

M642.3

Furadhran, son of Bec, son of Cuanach, chief of Ui Mic Uais, died.

M642.4

Uaisle, daughter of Suibhne, son of Colman, wife of Faelan, King of Leinster, died.

M642.5

The battle of Gabhra was fought between the Leinstermen themselves.

Annal M643.

M643.0

The Age of Christ, 643.

M643.1

The fourth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M643.2

Dunchadh, son of Fiachna, son of Deman, King of Ulidia, died.

Annal M644.

M644.0

The Age of Christ, 644.

M644.1

The fifth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M644.2

Bolgluatha, Lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.

Annal M645.

M645.0

The Age of Christ, 645.

M645.1

The sixth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M645.2

Mac Laisre, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died on the 16th of May.

M645.3

Raghallach,


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son of Uatach, King of Connaught, was killed by Maelbrighde, son of Mothlachan, on Sunday precisely, of which was said:
    1. Raghallach, son of Uatach,
      was pierced on the back of a white steed;
      Muireann hath well lamented him,
      Cathal hath well avenged him.
    2. Cathal is this day in battle,
      though he is bound to peace in the presence of kings;
      Though Cathal is without a father,
      his father is not without being revenged.
    3. Estimate his terrible revenge
      from the account of it related;
      He slew six men and fifty,
      he committed sixteen devastations.
    4. I had my share like another,
      in the revenge of Raghallach,
      I have the grey beard in my hand of
      Maelbrighde, son of Mothlachan.

M645.4

The battle of Carn Conaill was gained by Diarmaid, son of Aedh Slaine against Guaire, wherein were slain the two Cuans, namely, Cuan, son of Enda, King of Munster, and Cuan, son of Conall, chief of Ui Fidhgeinte; and Tolamhnach, chief of Ui Liathain; and Guaire was routed from the battle field. Diarmaid, on his way to this battle, went first through Cluain Mic Nois. The congregation of St. Ciaran made supplication to God that he might return safe, through the merits of their guarantee. After the king's return, he granted Tuaim nEirc (i.e. Liath Manchain), with its sub divisions of land, as altarsod,


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to God and to St. Ciaran; and he gave three maledictions (i.e. curses) to that king whose people should take even a drink of water there. Wherefore Diarmaid ordered his burial place at Cluain Mic Nois.

M646.0

The Age of Christ, 646.

M646.1

The seventh year of Conall and Ceallach.

M646.2

The battle of Dun Crimhthainn was gained by Conall and Ceallach, the two sons of Maelcobha, over Aenghus, son of Domhnall; and Aenghus was slain in this battle; and there was also slain in this same battle Cathasach, son of Domhnall Breac.

M646.3

Maelcobha, son of Fiachna, son of Deman, King of Ulidia, was slain by Congal Ceannfoda, son of Dunchadha.

Annal M647.

M647.0

The Age of Christ, 647.

M647.1

The eighth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M647.2

Dunchadh and Conall, two sons of Blathmac, son of Aedh Slaine, were slain by the Leinstermen, in the mill race of the mill of Maelodhran, son of Dima Cron. Marcan and Maelodhran mortally wounded the two; of which Maelodhran said:

    1. O mill !
      which grindedst much of wheat,
      It was not grinding oats thou wert,
      when thou didst grind the seed of Cearbhall.
    2. The grain which the mill has ground
      is not oats, but red wheat,
      With the scions of the great tree
      Maelodhran's mill was fed.

Annal M648.

M648.0

The Age of Christ, 648.

M648.1

The ninth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M648.2

Maincheni, Abbot of Meanadrochit, died.

M648.3

The battle of Cuil Corra, by Aeldeith


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and Onchu, where Cillene, son of Forannan, chief of Ui Failghe Offaly, was slain.

M648.4

Cugamhna, son of Suibhne, died.

Annal M649.

M649.0

The Age of Christ, 649.

M649.1

The tenth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M649.2

St. Cronan of Magh Bile died on the seventh day of the month of August.

M649.3

The battle of Airther Seola, in Connaught, by Ceannfaeladh, son of Colgan and Maenach, son of Baeithin, chief of Ui Briuin, in which was slain Marcan, son of Toimen, chief of Ui Maine.

M649.4

Fearghus, son of Domhnall, and Fearghus, son of Raghallach, and Aedh Beathra, son of Cuimin, were killed by the Ui Fiachrach Aidhne.

M649.5

Aedh Roin, son of Maelcobha, died.

M649.6

Maeldoid, son of Suibhne, chief of Meath, died.

Annal M650.

M650.0

The Age of Christ, 650.

M650.1

The eleventh year of Conall and Ceallach.

M650.2

Aithchen, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas Terryglass, died.

M650.3

Cailcen, of Lothra, died.

M650.4

The battle of Fleascach, by Crunnmael, son of Suibhne, chief of Cinel Eoghain, in which was slain Cumascach, son of Oilioll, chief of Ui Cremhthainn.

M650.5

Crunnmael Erbuilg, son of Ronan, chief of South Leinster, died.

M650.6

St. Bearaidh, Abbot of Duibhlinn, died.

Annal M651.

M651.0

The Age of Christ, 651.

M651.1

The twelfth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M651.2

St. Aedhlug, son of Cummain, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died on the 26th of February.

Annal M652.

M652.0

The Age of Christ, 652.

M652.1

The thirteenth year of the kings aforesaid.

M652.2

St. Colman, the bishop, son of Aiteldubh, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died on the 8th of February.

M652.3

St. Oissene Fota, Abbot of Cluain Iraird, died on the 1st of May.

M652.4

St. Dachu Luachra, Abbot of Fearna Ferns, died.


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Annal M654.

M654.0

The Age of Christ, 654.

M654.1

The fifteenth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M654.2

St Nem Mac Ua Birn, successor of Enne, of Ara, died on the 14th of June.

M654.3

Suibhne, son of Cuirtre, Abbot of Ia, died.

M654.4

Coincenn, of Cill Sleibhe, died.

M654.5

The battle of Delenn, in which Maeldoid, son of Conaing, was slain.

Annal M655.

M655.0

The Age of Christ, 655.

M655.1

The sixteenth year of Conall and Ceallach.

M655.2

St. Mochaemhog, Abbot of Liath Mor, died on the third day of March. Thirteen years and four hundred was the length of his life, as this quatrain proves:

    1. The age of Mochaemhog of Liath,
      which the great or poor deny not,
      Thirteen years four hundreds,
      without danger, without exaggeration.


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Annal M656.

M656.0

The Age of Christ, 656.

M656.1

St. Ulltan Mac Ui Conchobhair, of Ard Breacain, died on the fourth day of September, after completing the one hundred and eightieth year of his reign.

M656.2

After Conall and Ceallach, the two sons of Maelcobha, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, had been seventeen years over Ireland, Conall was slain by Diarmaid, son of Aedh Slaine; and Ceallach died at Brugh Mic An Og.

M656.3

Blathmac, son of Maelcobha, King of Ulidia, died.

M657.0

The Age of Christ, 657.

M657.1

The first year of Diarmaid and Blathmac, two sons of Aedh Slaine, son of Diarmaid, son of Fearghus Cerrbheoil, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M657.2

Ceallach, son of Saran, Abbot of Othan Mor, died.

M657.3

Mochua, son of Lonan, died.

M657.4

Dunchadh, son of Aedh Slaine, died.

Annal M658.

M658.0

The Age of Christ, 658.

M658.1

The second year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.

M658.2

Dima Dubh, Bishop of Conner, died on the 6th of January.

M658.3

Cummine, Bishop of Aendruim Nendrum, in Loch Cuan, died.

M658.4

St. Sillan, Bishop of Daimhinis, died on the 17th of May.

M658.5

Eochaidh, son of Blathmac son of Aedh Slaine, died.

M658.6

Ailill, son of Dunchadh, son of Aedh Slaine, died.

M658.7

Conall Cranndamhna, died.

M658.8

Eoghan son of Tuathalan died.

M658.9

Faelan, chief of Osraighe, was slain by the Leinstermen.

Annal M659.

M659.0

The Age of Christ, 659.

M659.1

The third year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.

M659.2

Daniel, Bishop of Ceann Garadh, died on the 18th of February.

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Rimeadh, a bishop, died.

M659.4

Colman, of Gleann Da Locha, died on the second day of December.

Annal M660.

M660.0

The Age of Christ, 660.

M660.1

The fourth year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.

M660.2

St. Laidhgeann, son of Baeth, of Cluain Fearta Molua, died on the 12th of January.

M660.3

Conaing Ua Daint, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair Emly, died.

M660.4

A battle was gained at Ogamhain, at Ceann Corbadain, by the people of Diarmaid, son of Aedh Slaine, namely, Onchu, son of Saran, Maelmilchon, and Cathasach, son of Eimhin, over Blathmac, son of Aedh Slaine, in which were slain Conaing, son of Conall, son of Aedh Slaine; Ulltan, son of Ernaine, chief of Cianachta; Ceannfaeladh, son of Geirtidi, chief of Cianachta Arda; and Faelchu, son of Maelumha.

M660.5

Maelduin, son of Aedh Beannan, died.

M660.6

Maenach, son of Finghin, King of Munster, died.

M660.7

Maelduin, son of Furadhran, chief of Durlas, died.

M660.8

Maelfuataigh, son of Ernaine, chief of Cianachta, was slain.

M660.9

St. Tomene, son of Ronan, Bishop of Ard Macha Armagh, died.

Annal M661.

M661.0

The Age of Christ, 661.

M661.1

The fifth year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.

M661.2

St. Cummine Foda, son of Fiactna, Bishop of Cluainfearta Breanainn Clonfert,


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died on the twelfth day of November. Colman Ua Clasaigh, the tutor of Cummine, composed these verses:
    1. The Luimneach did not bear on its bosom,
      of the race of Munster, into Leath Chuinn,
      A corpse in a boat so precious as he,
      as Cummine, son of Fiachna.
    2. If any one went across the sea,
      to sojourn at the seat of Gregory Rome,
      If from Ireland, he requires no more
      than the mention of Cumine Foda.
    3. I sorrow after Cumine,
      from the day that his shrine was covered;
      My eyelids have been dropping tears; I have not laughed,
      but mourned since the lamentation at his barque.

M661.3

St. Colman Ua Cluasaigh, died.

M661.4

St. Saran Ua Critain died.

Annal M662.

M662.0

The Age of Christ, 662.

M662.1

The sixth year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.

M662.2

Segan Mac hUi Chuinn, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor;

M662.3

Tuenog, son of Fintan, Abbot of Fearna;

M662.4

Indearcaigh, a bishop;

M662.5

Dimma, a bishop;

M662.6

Guaire (i.e. Aidhne), son of Colman, King of Connaught, died. Guaire and Caimin, of Inis Cealtra, had the same mother, as is said:

    1. Cumman, daughter of Dallbronach,
      was the mother of Caimin and Guaire;
      Seven and seventy
      was the number born of her.


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M662.7

Conall and Colgu, two sons of Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, were slain by Ceirrceann.

Annal M663.

M663.0

The Age of Christ, 663.

M663.1

The seventh year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.

M663.2

Baetan Mac Ua Cormaic, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.He was of the sept of Conmaicne Mara.

M663.3

Comdhan Maccutheanne;

M663.4

Bearach, Abbot of Beannchair;

M663.5

Cearnach Sotal, son of Diarmaid, son of Aedh Slaine, died, together with the aforesaid persons, of a mortality which arose in Ireland, on the Calends of the August of this year, in Magh Itha, in Fotharta.

Annal M664.

M664.0

The Age of Christ, 664.

M664.1

A great mortality prevailed in Ireland this year, which was called the Buidhe Connail, and the following number of the saints


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of Ireland died of it: St. Feichin, Abbot of Fobhar, on the 14th of February; St. Ronan, son of Bearach; St. Aileran the Wise; St. Cronan, son of Silne; St. Manchan, of Liath; St. Ultan Mac hUi Cunga, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard; Colman Cas, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois; and Cummine, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois.

M664.2

After Diarmaid and Blathmac, the two sons of Aedh Slaine, had been eight years in the sovereignty of Ireland, they died of the same plague.

M664.3

There died also Maelbreasail, son of Maelduin, and Cu Gan Mathair, King of Munster; Aenghus Uladh.There died very many ecclesiastics and laics in Ireland of this mortality besides these.

M664.4

An eclipse of the sun on the third day of May.

Annal M665.

M665.0

The Age of Christ, 665.

M665.1

The first year of Seachnasach, son of Blathmac, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M665.2

Baeithin, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M665.3

Ailill Flann Easa, son of Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, died.

M665.4

Maelcaeich, son of Scannal, chief of the Cruithne of Dal Araidhe of the race of Ir,


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died;

M665.5

Eochaidh Iarlaidh, King of the Cruithne, also died!

M665.6

Maelduin, son of Scannal, chief of Cinel Coirbre, died.

M665.7

Duibhinnreacht, son of Dunchadh, chief of Ui Briuin, died.

M665.8

Ceallach, son of Guaire, died.

M665.9

The battle of Fearsat, between the Ulidians and the Cruithni, where Cathasach, son of Laircine, was slain.

M665.10

Faelan, son of Colman, King of Leinster, died.

Annal M666.

M666.0

The Age of Christ, 666.

M666.1

The second year of Seachnasach.

M666.2

A great plague raged in this year, of which died four abbots at Beannchair Uladh Bangor, namely, Bearach, Cummine, Colum, and Aedhan, their names.

M666.3

The battle of Aine, between the Aradha and Ui Fidhgeinte, where Eoghan, son of Crunnmael, was slain.

M666.4

Bran Finn, son of Maelochtraigh, chief of the Deisi of Munster, was slain.

M666.5

Blathmac, son of Maelcobha, King of Ulidia, died.

M667.0

The Age of Christ, 667.

M667.1

The third year of Seachnasach.

M667.2

Colman, the bishop, with other saints accompanying him, went to Inis Bo Finne, and he founded a church thereon, from which he is called.

M667.3

Fearghus, son of Muccedh died.

Annal M668.

M668.0

The Age of Christ, 668.

M668.1

The fourth year of Seachnasach.

M668.2

St. Cummine


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Finn, abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died on the 24th of February.

M668.3

Maelfothartaigh, son of Suibhne, chief of Cinel Tuirtre, died. Ceannfaeladh said:

    1. Not dearer
      is one king to me than another,
      Since Maelfothartaigh
      was borne in his couch to Doire.

M668.4

Maelduin, son of Maenach, was slain.

M668.5

Critan, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M668.6

Mochua, son of Ust, died.

Annal M669.

M669.0

The Age of Christ, 669.

M669.1

After Seachnasach, son of Blathmac, had been five years in sovereignty over Ireland, he was slain by Dubhduin, chief of Cinel Cairbre. It was of Seachnasach this testimony was given:

    1. Full of bridles and horsewhips
      was the house in which dwelt Seachnasach,
      Many were the leavings of plunder
      in the house in which dwelt the son of Blathmac.

M669.2

Bran Finn, son of Maelochtraigh, chief of Deisi Mumhan died.

M669.3

Maelduin O'Ronain was slain.

M669.4

Blathmac, son of Maelcobha, died.

M669.5

Cuanna, son of Ceallach, died.

M669.6

Bran Finn, son of Maelfothartaigh, died.

M669.7

Dunchadh Ua Ronain died.

Annal M670.

M670.0

The Age of Christ, 670.

M670.1

The first year of Ceannfaeladh, son of Blathmac, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M670.2

Dungal, son of Maeltuile, chief of Cinel Boghaine,


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was slain by Loingseach, son of Aenghus, chief of Cinel Conaill.

M670.3

Ard Macha Armagh and Teagh Telle were burned.

M670.4

Beannchair was burned.

M670.5

Cumascach, son of Ronan, died.

Annal M671.

M671.0

The Age of Christ, 671.

M671.1

The second year of Ceannfaeladh.

M671.2

Maelrubha, Abbot of Beannchair, went to Alba Scotland, and founded the church of Aporcrosan.

M671.3

The burning of Magh Lunge.

M671.4

Failbhe, Abbot of Ia Coluim Cille Iona, came to Ireland from Ia.

Annal M672.

M672.0

The Age of Christ, 672.

M672.1

The third year of Ceannfaeladh.

M672.2

Scannlan, son of Fingin, chief of Ui Meith, died.

Annal M673.

M673.0

The Age of Christ, 673.

M673.1

After Ceannfaeladh, son of Blathmac, son of Diarmaid, had been four years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Finnachta Fleadhach, in the battle of Aircealtair, at Tigh Ua Maine.

M673.2

Noe son of Daniel died.

M673.3

Congal Ceannfoda, son of Dunchadh, King of Ulidia, was slain by Beag Boirrche.

Annal M674.

M674.0

The Age of Christ, 674.

M674.1

The first year of Finnachta Fleadhach, son of


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Dunchadh, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M674.2

St. Colman, Bishop of Inis Bo Finne, died on the 8th day of August.

M674.3

Finan, son of Airennan, died.

M674.4

The destruction of Aileach Frigreinn, by Finnshneachta, son of Dunchadh.

M674.5

Failbhe, Abbot of Ia, returned back from Ireland.

Annal M675.

M675.0

The Age of Christ, 675.

M675.1

The second year of Finnachta.

M675.2

Becan Ruiminni died in Britain on the 17th of March.

M675.3

A battle was fought between Finnsneachta and the Leinstermen, by the side of Loch Gabhair; and the battle was gained over the Leinstermen.

M675.4

Dunchadh, son of Ultan, chief of Oirghialla, was slain at Dun Forgo, by Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh.

Annal M676.

M676.0

The Age of Christ, 676.

M676.1

The third year of Finnachta.

M676.2

Dairchell, maccu Retai, Bishop of Gleann Da Locha, died on the 3rd of March.

M676.3

Coman, bishop;

M676.4

Maeldoghar, Bishop of Fearna Ferns;

M676.5

Tuaimsnamha, chief of Osraighe Ossory, was slain by Faelan Seanchostol.

M676.6

Colgu, son of Failbhe Flann, King of Munster, died.

M677.0

The Age of Christ, 677.

M677.1

The fourth year of Finnachta.

M677.2

St. Failbhe, Abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died on the 22nd of March.

M677.3

Neachtain Neir died.


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M677.4

Ceannfaeladh, son of Oilioll, a paragon in wisdom, died.

M677.5

The battle of Tailltin was gained by Finshneachta Fleadhach over Becc Boirche.

Annal M678.

M678.0

The Age of Christ, 678.

M678.1

The fifth year of Finachta.

M678.2

Colman, Abbot of Beannchair, died.

M678.3

Maelfothartaigh, Bishop of Ard Sratha, died.

M678.4

Fianamhail, son of Maeltuile, King of Leinster, was mortally wounded by Foicseachan, one of his own people, at the instigation of Finshneachta Fleadhach.

M678.5

Cathal, son of Ragallach, died.

M678.6

The battle of Bodhbhghna, where Conall Oirgneach, chief of Cinel Cairbre, was slain.

Annal M679.

M679.0

The Age of Christ, 679.

M679.1

The sixth year of Finshneachta.

M679.2

St. Ciar, virgin, daughter of Duibhrea, died on the 5th of January.

M679.3

Dunghal, son of Scannal, chief of the Cruithni, and Ceannfaeladh, son of Suibhne, chief of Cianachta Glinne Geimhin, were burned by Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh, at Dun Ceithirn.

M679.4

Conall, son of Dunchadh, was slain at Ceann Tire.

M679.5

Seachnasach, son of Airmeadhach, and Conaing, son of Conghal, were slain.

Annal M680.

M680.0

The Age of Christ, 680.

M680.1

The seventh year of Finachta.

M680.2

Suibhne, son of Maelumha, successor of Bairre of Corcach St. Barry, of Cork, died.

M680.3

Ceannfaeladh, son of Colgan, King of Connaught, was slain after the house in which


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he was taken.Ulcha Dearg Redbeard Ua Caillidhe, one of the Conmaicne Cuile, was the person that killed him.

M680.4

The battle of Rath Mor Maighe Line was gained over the Britons, wherein were slain Cathasach, son of Maelduin, chief of the Cruithni Dal Araidhe, and Ultan, son of Dicolla.

Annal M681.

M681.0

The Age of the Christ 681.

M681.1

The eighth year of Finachta.

M681.2

St. Eirmbeadhach, Abbot of Craebh Laisre, died on the first day of January.

M681.3

Colman, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died; he was of Airteach.

M681.4

Dunchadh Muirisce, son of Maeldubh, King of Connaught, was slain.

M681.5

The battle of Corann, wherein were slain Colga, son of Blathmac, and Fearghus, son of Maelduin, chief of Cinel Cairbre.

Annal M682.

M682.0

The Age of Christ, 682.

M682.1

The ninth year of Finachta.

M682.2

Maine, Abbot of Aendruimh Nendrum, died.

M682.3

Loch nEathach was turned into blood.

M682.4

The battle of Caiseal Finnbhairr.

Annal M683.

M683.0

The Age of Christ, 683.

M683.1

The tenth year of Finachta.

M683.2

The devastation of Magh Breagh, both churches and territories, by the Saxons, in the month of


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June precisely; and they carried off with them many hostages from every place which they left, throughout Magh Breagh, together with many other spoils, and afterwards went to their ships.

M683.3

Congal, son of Guaire, died.

M683.4

Breasal, son of Fearghus, chief of Cobha, died.

Annal M684.

M684.0

The Age of Christ, 684.

M684.1

The eleventh year of Finachta.

M684.2

Forcron, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M684.3

A mortality upon all animals in general, throughout the whole world, for the space of three years, so that there escaped not one out of the thousand of any kind of animals.

M684.4

There was great frost in this year, so that the lakes and rivers of Ireland were frozen; and the sea between Ireland and Scotland was frozen, so that there was a communication between them on the ice.

M684.5

Adamnan went to Saxon Land, to request a restoration of the prisoners


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which the North Saxons had carried off from Magh Breagh the year before mentioned. He obtained a restoration of them, after having performed wonders and miracles before the hosts; and they afterwards gave him great honour and respect, together with a full restoration of everything he asked of them.

Annal M685.

M685.0

The Age of Christ, 685.

M685.1

The twelfth year of Finachta.

M685.2

Docummaichonnog, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died.

M685.3

Roisseni, Abbot of Corcach Mor, died.

M685.4

Osseni, Bishop of Mainistir; Fintan, son of Tulchan recte of Fingaine, died.

M685.5

Fearadhach, son of Conghal, was slain.

M685.6

Finshneachta, the king, went on his pilgrimage.

Annal M686.

M686.0

The Age of Christ, 686.

M686.1

The thirteenth year of Finachta.

M686.2

The battle of Imleach Phich was fought by Niall, son of Cearnach Sotal, against Congalach, son of Conaing, wherein were slain Dubhdainbher, chief of Ard Cianachta, and Uaircridhe Ua Oisene, chief of Conaille Muirtheimhne; and the battle was afterwards gained over Congalach. Of their deaths was said:

    1. Sorrowful are the Conailli this day;
      they have cause after Uaircridhe,
      Not in readiness shall be the sword,
      in Ard, after Dubhdainbher.

M686.3

St. Seghene, Bishop of Ard Macha, died.

M686.4

He was from Achadh Claidhibh.

M686.5

St. Cuthbert, Bishop of Fearns, in England, died.


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M687.0

The Age of Christ, 687.

M687.1

The fourteenth year of Finachta.

M687.2

Beccan, of Cluain Iraird, died.

M687.3

Gnathnat, Abbess of Cill Dara, died.

M687.4

Congal, son of Maelduin, son of Aedh Beannan, King of West Munster, was slain.

M687.5

Ard Macha was burned.

M687.6

Bran, son of Conall, King of Leinster, died.

M687.7

Finguine Foda died.

M687.8

Feradhach Meith, son of Nechtlig, died.

Annal M688.

M688.0

The Age of Christ, 688.

M688.1

The fifteenth year of Finshneachta.

M688.2

Cronan Macu Caulne, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died on the 6th of November.

M688.3

Fidhgellach, son of Flann, chief of Ui Maine, died.

M688.4

Iolan, Bishop of Ceanngaradh, died.

M688.5

Dochinne, of Doire Bruchaisi, died.

Annal M689.

M689.0

The Age of Christ, 689.

M689.1

The sixteenth year of Finshneachta.

M689.2

Dabhecog, of Cluain Ard, died.

M689.3

Fearghus, son of Lodan, King of Ulidia, was slain by the Ui Eachdhach people of Iveagh.

Annal M690.

M690.0

The Age of Christ, 690.

M690.1

The seventeenth year of Finshneachta.

M690.2

Diraith, Bishop of Fearna, died on the 27th of July.

M690.3

Bran Ua Faelain, King of Leinster, died.

M690.4

A battle between the Osraighi and the Leinstermen, wherein Faelchar Ua Maelodhra was slain.

M690.5

It rained a shower of blood in Leinster this year.


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Butter was there also turned into lumps of gore and blood, so that it was manifest to all in general. The wolf was heard speaking with human voice, which was horrific to all.

Annal M691.

M691.0

The Age of Christ, 691.

M691.1

The eighteenth year of Finshneachta.

M691.2

Becfhola, bishop, died.

M691.3

Huidhreini of Magh Bile Movilla, died.

Annal M692.

M692.0

The Age of Christ, 692.

M692.1

The nineteenth year of Finachta.

M692.2

Cronan Beg, abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died on the 6th of April.

M692.3

Cronan Balnae i.e. of Balla, died.

Annal M693.

M693.0

The Age of Christ, 693.

M693.1

Gaimide of Lughmhaidh, died.

M693.2

Meann Boirne, abbot of Achadh Bo, died.

M693.3

After Finachta Fleadhach, son of Dunchadh, had been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Aedh, son of Dluthach, son of Ailill, son of Aedh Slaine, chief of Feara Cul, and Congalach, son of Conaing, son of Congal, son of Aedh Slaine, in a battle at Greallach Dollaith. Breasal, son of Finachta, also fell in this battle along with his father.

M693.4

Tadhg, son of Failbhe, was killed in Gleann Gaimhin.

Annal M694.

M694.0

The Age of Christ, 694.

M694.1

The first year of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M694.2

Loichene Meann, the Wise, Abbot of Kildare, died.

M694.3

Cummeni of Mughdhorna Cremorne died.

M694.4

Finnguine, son of Cu Gan Mathair,


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King of Munster, died.

M694.5

Fearghal Aidhne, King of Connaught, died; he was the son of Guaire Aidhne.

M694.6

Fianmhail, son of Maenach, died.

M694.7

Congalach, son of Conaing, son of Conghal, son of Aedh Slaine, died.

Annal M695.

M695.0

The Age of Christ, 695.

M695.1

The second year of Loingseach.

M695.2

Caisin, scribe of Lusca, died.

M695.3

Maelfothartaigh, Lord of the Oirghialla, died.

M695.4

The devastation of Magh Muirtheimhne by the Britons and Ulidians.

M695.5

The battle of Crannach, wherein Fearadhach, son of Maeldoith, was slain.

Annal M696.

M696.0

The Age of Christ, 696.

M696.1

The third year of Loingseach.

M696.2

St. Moling Luachra, bishop, died on the 13th of May.

M696.3

A battle was fought at Tulach Garraisg, in Fearnmhagh, wherein were slain Conchobhar Macha, son of Maelduin, chief of the Airtheara Oriors, and Aedh Aired, chief of Dal Araidhe.

M696.4

Muirghius, son of Maelduin, Lord of Cinel Cairbre, died.

M697.0

The Age of Christ, 697.

M697.1

The fourth year of Loingseach.

M697.2

Forannana, Abbot of Kildare, died.

Annal M698.

M698.0

The Age of Christ, 698.

M698.1

The fifth year of Loingseach.

M698.2

Aedh, Anchorite


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of Sleibhte, died.

M698.3

Iarnla, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M698.4

Fianamhail Ua Dunchadha, chief of Dal Riada, and Flann, son of Ceannfaeladh, son of Suibhne, chief of Cinel Eoghain, were slain.

M698.5

Aurthuile Ua Crunnmaeil, chief of Cinel Eoghain, was driven from his chieftainry into Britain.

M698.6

Flann Finn, son of Maeltuile Ua Crunnmaeil, chief of Cinel Eoghain, died.

M698.7

Conall, son of Suibhne, chief of the Deisi, died.

Annal M699.

M699.0

The Age of Christ, 699.

M699.1

The sixth year of Loingseach.

M699.2

Colman, of Linn Ua Chaille, died on the 30th of March.

M699.3

Ailill, son of Cuganmathair, King of Munster, died.

M699.4

Conall, son of Doineannaigh, chief of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

M699.5

Niall Ua Cearnaigh was killed at Droman Ua Casan, by Irgalach Ua Conaing.

Annal M700.

M700.0

The Age of Christ, 700.

M700.1

The seventh year of Loingseach.

M700.2

Colman Ua hEirc, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M700.3

Muireadhach of Magh Aei, King of Connaught, son of Fearghus, from whom are the Sil Muireadhaigh,


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died.

M700.4

Irgalach Ua Conaing was killed by the Britons.

M700.5

Aedh, son of Dluthach, died.

M700.6

Conall, son of Suibhne, Lord of the Deisi, died.

M700.7

Ceallach, son of Maelroca, bishop, and

M700.8

Diucuill, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones, died.

Annal M701.

M701.0

The Age of Christ, 701.

M701.1

Faeldobhair of Clochar died on the 29th of June.

M701.2

After Loingseach, son of Aenghus, son of Domhnall, had been eight years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain in the battle of Corann, by Ceallach of Loch Cime, the son of Raghallach, as Ceallach himself testifies in this quatrain:

    1. For his deeds of ambition,
      on the morning he was slain at Glais Chuilg;
      I slew Loingseach there with a sword,
      the monarch of all Ireland round.

There were slain also his three sons along with him, Artghal, Connachtach, and Flann Gearg. There were also slain there the two sons of Colcen, and Dubhdibhearg, son of Dunghal, and Fearghus Forcraith, and Conall Gabhra, and other noblemen besides them. Conall Meann, son of Cairbre, composed these quatrains, and that was the cause of the battle:

    1. If Loingseach should come to the Banna,
      with his thirty hundred about him,
      To him would submit, though large his measure,
      Ceallach the Grey, of Loch Cime.
    2. Ceallach of the round stones was well trained;
      a paling of spears was leaped over
      By the Redhanded
      King of Loch Cime.

Annal M702.

M702.0

The Age of Christ, 702.

M702.1

The first year of Congal of Ceann Maghair, son


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of Fearghus of Fanaid, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M702.2

Colman, son of Finnbhar, abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M702.3

A battle was fought at Claen Ath by Ceallach Cualann, against Fogartach Ua Cearnaigh, who was afiterwards King of Ireland, wherein Bodhbhchadh of Meath, son of Diarmaid, was slain, and Fogartach was defeated.

Annal M703.

M703.0

The Age of Christ, 703.

M703.1

The second year of Congal.

M703.2

Adamnan, son of Ronan, abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died on the 23rd of September, after having been twenty six years in the abbacy, and after the seventy seventh year of his age.

Adamnan was a good man, according to the testimony of St. Beda, for he was tearful, penitent, given to prayer, diligent, ascetic, and temperate; for he never used to eat excepting on Sunday and Thursday only; he made a slave


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of himself to these virtues; and, moreover, he was wise and learned in the clear understanding of the holy Scriptures of God.

M703.3

Ceallach, son of Raghallach, King of Connaught, died, after having gone under the yoke of priesthood.

M703.4

The battle of Corcmodhruadh, in which Celechar, son of Comman, was slain.

Annal M704.

M704.0

The Age of Christ, 704.

M704.1

The third year of Congal.

M704.2

Ceannfaeladh, grand son of Aedh Breac, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died on the 8th of April.

M704.3

Dachonna of Dairi, and Ceallan, son of Seachnasach, a wise man, died.

M704.4

Oissene of Freamhainn Frewin, son of Gallust, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died. He was of the tribe of Calraighe Teathbha.

M704.5

Conchubhar, son of Maelduin, chief of Cinel Cairbre died.

M704.6

Beg Boirche, King of Ulidia, took a pilgrim's staff, and died on his pilgrimage at the end of twelve years afterwards.

M704.7

Flann Feabhla, son of Scanlan, Abbot of Ard Macha Armagh, died.

Annal M705.

M705.0

The Age of Christ, 705.

M705.1

The fourth year of Congal.

M705.2

Coibhdeanach, bishop of Ard Sratha, died on the 26th of November.

M705.3

Conodhar, abbot of Fobhar, died on the third of November.

M705.4

Inreachtach, son of Dunchadh Muirisce, King of the tripartite Connaught, was slain by Fearghal, son of Maelduin, and Fearghal, son of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, and Conall Meann, chief of Cinel Cairbre.

M705.5

A hosting was made by Congal of Ceann Maghair, son of Fearghus of Fanaid, against the Leinstermen, and he obtained his demand from them. On returning from this expedition Congal composed these lines:


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    1. Bid me farewell, O Liffe!
      Long enough have I been in thy lap;
      Beautiful the fleece that is was on thee;
      thou wert safe, except thy roof, O fort of Nas!
    2. The plain of Liffe was so till now,
      to day it is a scorched plain;
      I will come to rescorch it,
      that it may know a change.

M705.6

The battle of Leathairbhe was gained by Congal, son of Fearghus Fanad, over the Cinel Eoghain, where Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh, Lord of the Cinel Eoghain, was slain.

Annal M706.

M706.0

The Age of Christ, 706.

M706.1

The fifth year of Congal.

M706.2

Cucuaran, King of the Cruithni and of Ulidia, was killed by Finnchu hUa Ronain.

M706.3

Fiachra, son of Dunghal, was mortally wounded by the Cruithni.

M707.0

The Age of Christ, 707.

M707.1

The sixth year of Congal.

M707.2

Maeldobharchon, Bishop of Kildare, died on the 19th of February.

M707.3

The battle of Dola, in Magh Ele, where Leathlobhar, son of Eochaidh, Cu Allaidh, and Cu Dinaisc, were slain.

M707.4

The battle of Selgge, in Fortuatha Laighean, wherein were slain the two sons of Ceallach Cualann, Fiachra and Fianamhail, and some of the Britons, who had joined the army of Ceallach.

Annal M708.

M708.0

The Age of Christ, 708.

M708.1

Conamhail, son of Failbhe, Abbot of la, died.

M708.2

Colman, son of Seachnasach, Abbot of Lothra Lorha, died.

M708.3

After Congal of Ceann Maghair, son of Fearghus Fanad, had been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died of one hour's sickness.

M708.4

Cill Dara was burned.

Annal M709.

M709.0

The Age of Christ, 709.

M709.1

The first year of Fearghal, son of Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M709.2

Ceannfaeladh, Abbot of Fobhar Fore, died.

M709.3

Diccolan the Wise died.

M709.4

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M709.5

Ultan, son of Cummine,

M709.6

Bishop of Telach Olainn.

M709.7

The battle of Sliabh Fuaid was gained by Fearghal over the Ui Meith, wherein were slain Tnuthach, son of Mochloingi, chief of Ui Meith, and Curoi, son of Aedh, son of Dluthach.

Annal M710.

M710.0

The Age of Christ, 710.

M710.1

The second year of Fearghal.

M710.2

Coeddi, Bishop of Ia, died.

M710.3

Dubhgualai, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died.

M710.4

A battle was fought between two parties of the race of Slaine, wherein Niall, son of Cearnach, was slain by Flann, son of Aedh, son of Dluthach.

M710.5

Cucerca, chief of Osraighe, died.

M710.6

A battle by the south Leinstermen, wherein Bran Ua Maelduin and his son were slain.

M710.7

Dluthach, son of Fithcheallach, was burned.

M710.8

The battle of Carn Fearadhaigh by the northern Des, wherein Cormac, son of Finghin, King of Munster, was slain.

Annal M711.

M711.0

The Age of Christ, 711.

M711.1

The third year of Fearghal.

M711.2

Baetan, Bishop of Inis Bo Finne, died.

M711.3

Failbhe Beg, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died; he was of the Gailenga of Corann.

M711.4

Cormac, son of Oilioll, King of Munster, was killed in a battle.

M711.5

Seachnasach, chief of Ui Maine, died.

M711.6

Cucearca, Lord of Ossory, died.

Annal M712.

M712.0

The Age of Christ, 712.

M712.1

The fourth year of Fearghal.

M712.2

A battle was fought between the two sons of Beg Boirche and the sons of Breasal, chiefs of Ui Eathach Uladh Iveagh; and the victory was gained over the sons of Breasal.

M712.3

Fogartach Ua Cearnaigh was banished into Britain by Fearghal, King of Ireland.


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Annal M713.

M713.0

The Age of Christ, 713.

M713.1

The fifth year of Fearghal.

M713.2

St. Dorbaine Foda, Abbot of Ia, died on the 28th of October.

M713.3

Mochonna, of Cluain Airdne, died on the 30th of September.

M713.4

Bishop Cillene, Abbot of Fearna Ferns, died.

M713.5

Flaithnia the Wise, son of Colgan, died.

M713.6

Ceallach Cualann, son of Gerrtide, King of Leinster, died.

M713.7

Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, son of Airmeadhach Caech, chief of Ui Neill of Clann Colmain, was slain by Conall Grant Ua Cearnaigh.

M713.8

Aedh Dubh, chief of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

Annal M714.

M714.0

The Age of Christ, 714.

M714.1

The sixth year of Fearghal.

M714.2

Cele Tighearnaigh, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones, died.

M714.3

Ternog, son of Ciaran, died.

M714.4

Flann Foirbhthe, son of Fogartach, died.

M714.5

Fogartach Ua Cearnaigh returned from his exile in Britain.

M714.6

Faelchu, son of Dorbene, was appointed to the abbacy of Ia, on the fourth of the Calends of September, on Saturday precisely, in the seventy fourth year of his age.

Annal M715.

M715.0

The Age of Christ, 715.

M715.1

The seventh year of Fearghal.

M715.2

The fair of Tailltin was celebrated by Fearghal, son of Maelduin; and Fogartach Ua Cearrnaigh disturbed the fair, for he killed Maelrubha, and the son of Dubhsleibhe.


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Annal M716.

M716.0

The Age of Christ, 716.

M716.1

The eighth year of Fearghal.

M716.2

St. Dunchadh, son of Ceannfaeladh, Abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died on the 25th of May.

M716.3

Cronan Ua Eoan, Abbot of Lis Mor, died on the 1st of June.

M716.4

Dubhduin Ua Faelain, Bishop and Abbot of Cluain Iraird, died.

M716.5

Becc Boirche died.

M716.6

Fianamhail Ua Boghaine, son of Einn, died.

M716.7

The battle of Ceanannus Kells, in Meath by Conall Grant (i.e. the Grey) Ua Cearnaigh, wherein were slain Tuathal Ua Faelchon, and Gormghal, son of Aedh, son of Dluthach, and Amhalgaidh Ua Conaing, and Fearghal, his brother.

M716.8

Conall Grant himself was also slain, in two months afterwards, by King Fearghal.

M716.9

Three wonderful showers fell in this year: a shower of silver on Othain Mor, a shower of honey on Othain Beag, and a shower of blood in Leinster.

M717.0

The Age of Christ, 717.

M717.1

The ninth year of Fearghal.

M717.2

St. Cuanna, of Ros Eo, died on the 10th of April.

M717.3

Drostan Dairthighe died at Ard Breacain.

M717.4

The battle of Finnabhair by the Leinstermen, in which Aedh, son of Ceallach, was slain.

M717.5

Airmeadhach, son of Tadhg, and Crichan, chief of Ui Mac Uais, were slain.

M717.6

Leinster was five times devastated in one year by the Ui Neill.

M717.7

A battle was fought between the Connaughtmen and the Corca Baiscinn, wherein the son of Talamhnaigh was slain.

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Cathal, son of Finnguine, and Murchadh, son of Bran.

M717.9

Leinster was plundered and the Borumha again enjoined, and the hostages, by Fearghal.

Annal M718.

M718.0

The Age of Christ, 718.

M718.1

After Fearghal, son of Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh, had been ten years in sovereignty over Ireland, he was slain in the battle of Almhain, by Dunchadh, son of Murchadh, and Aedh, son of Colgan, an heir presumptive to the sovereignty. The number which the race of Conn brought to this battle was twenty one thousand, and the number brought by the Leinstermen was nine thousand. Of the death of Fearghal was said:

    1. Dunchadh, son of Murchadh the Noble,
      Aedh, son of Colgan of the Red Swords,
      Slew Fearghal of valiant fight,
      in the vigorous battle of Almhuin.

The following were the chieftains and leaders of Leath Chuinn who fell in this battle together with Fearghal: Conall Menn, chief of Cinel Cairbre; Forbasach, chief of Cinel Boghaine; Fearghal Ua Aitheachdae; Fearghal, son of Eochaidh Leamhna, chief of Tamhnach; Connalach, son of Conaing; and Egnech, son of Colgan, chief of the Airthera the Oriors; Coibhdeanach, son of Fiachra; Muirghius, son of Conall; Leathaitheach, son of Concarat; Anmchaidh, son of Concharat; Aedhgen Ua Mathghamhnae; Nuada, son of Eirc, chief of Gull and Irgull; and ten of the race of Maelfithrigh. These were the losses of the chieftains and leaders of the North. The losses of the South were: Flann, son of Raghallach; Aileall, son of Fearadhach; Suibhne, son of Congalach; Aedh Laighean Ua Cearnaigh; Nia, son of Cormac; Dubhdachrich, son of Dubhdainbher; Aileall, son of Conall Grant; Flaitheamhail, son of Dluthach; Fearghus Ua Eoghain. One hundred and sixty of Fearghal's satellites, and numbers


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of others, were slain besides these nobles. Nine was the number of persons that fied with panic and lunacy from this battle. Seven thousand was the number that fell on both sides between them. Inrachtach, son of Dunchadh Muirisce, King of Connaught, died in that battle of Almhain, if true.

Annal M719.

M719.0

The Age of Christ, 719.

M719.1

Fogartach, son of Niall, son of Cearnach Sotal, was in the sovereignty of Ireland this year, until he fell in the battle of Delgean, by Cinaeth, son of Irgalach.

M719.2

St. Sinach, of Innis Clothrann, died on the 20th day of the month of April.

M719.3

Aelchu, of Mainistir Buite, died.

M719.4

Indreachtach, son of Muireadhach, King of Connaught, died.

M719.5

Cluain Mic Nois was burned.

M719.6

Sealbhach, Lord of Dal Riada, went into holy orders.

Annal M720.

M720.0

The Age of Christ, 720.

M720.1

The first year of Cinaeth, son of Irgalach, son of Conaing Cuirri, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M720.2

St. Faelchu, son of Dorbhe, Abbot of Ia;

M720.3

St. Cuindles, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois;

M720.4

and Sinach, of Tailtin, died.

M720.5

The battle of Ceann Delgen, by Cinaeth, son of Irgalach, in which Foghartach Ua Cearnaigh was slain.

M720.6

St. Caechscuile, scribe of Doire Chalgaigh, died.

M720.7

St. Cillene Ua Colla, Abbot of Athain, died on the 3rd of January.

M720.8

St. Colman Uamhach, scribe of Ard Macha,

M720.9

and St. Colman Banban, scribe of Cill Dara Kildare, died.

M720.10

St. Ruibin, son of the son of Connad, chief scribe of Munster, died.

M720.11

The son of Brocan, of Tigh Telle died.

M720.12

Ulidia was taken possession of by Cinaeth, son of Congalach.

Annal M721.

M721.0

The Age of Christ, 721.

M721.1

The second year of Cinaeth.

M721.2

St. Maelrubha,


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Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, after having gone to Alba Scotland, died in his own church at Apurcrosan, on the 21st of April; eighty years, three months, and nine days, was the length of his life.

M721.3

St. Celechrist died.

M721.4

St. Conall, son of Moudan, received the crown of martyrdom.

M721.5

Feardachrich, son of Conghalach, died.

M721.6

Cuanan, of Cill Delge;

M721.7

Deirir, of Daimhinis Devenish, of the Ui Colla;

M721.8

Cuana, of Druim Cuilinn;

M721.9

and Cillene, of Loch Gerg, died.

M721.10

The battle of Druim Fornocht was fought by Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, and the Cinel Conaill, against Aedh Allan, son of Fearghal, and the Cinel Eoghain. Aedh Allan was defeated. These chieftains were slain on the side of Aedh, namely Flann, son of Erthaile, and Snedgus Dearg Ua Brachaidhe.

M721.11

Murchadh, son of Bran, King of Leinster, died.

M721.12

Crimhthann, son of Ceallach Cualann, was slain in the battle of Bealach Lice.

M721.13

Ailill, son of Bodhbhcha, of Meath, died.

M721.14

A battle was fought by Cinaeth, son of Irgalach, against the Leinstermen; and he obtained his demand.

M721.15

The battle of Inis Breagain, wherein were slain Edersgeoil, son of Ceallach Cualann, and Congal, son of Bran.

M721.16

Cathal Cerr, chief of the south of Breagh, died.

Annal M722.

M722.0

The Age of Christ, 722.

M722.1

St. Flann, of Aentrebh, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M722.2

After Cinaeth, son of Irgalach, had been three years in sovereignty over Ireland, he fell in the battle of Druim Corcrain, by Flaithbheartach,


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son of Loingseach.

M722.3

Eudus, son of Ailell, and Maelduin, son of Fearadhach, fell in that battle by Dunchadh, son of Cormac.

M722.4

The battle of Aillinn was fought between the two sons of Murchadh, son of Bran, in which Dunchadh, the senior, was slain.

M722.5

Domhnall, son of Ceallach, King of Connaught, died.

Annal M723.

M723.0

The Age of Christ, 723.

M723.1

The first year of Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M723.2

St. Gall Lilcaigh died.

M723.3

St. Fachtna, son of Folachtan, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert, died.

Annal M724.

M724.0

The Age of Christ, 724.

M724.1

The second year of Flaithbheartach.

M724.2

Mac Onchon, scribe of Cill Dara Kildare;

M724.3

Mac Concumba, scribe of Cluain Mic Nois;

M724.4

Cochall Odhar, scribe of Beannchair, died.

Annal M725.

M725.0

The Age of Christ, 725.

M725.1

The third year of Flaithbheartach.

M725.2

St. Dachonna the Pious, Bishop of Condere Connor, died on the 15th of May.

M725.3

St. Cillene Foda, Abbot of Ia Iona, died.

M725.4

St. Adamnan, Abbot of Rath Maighe hAenaigh,

M725.5

and St. Mainchin, of Leithghlinn, died.

M725.6

St. Faeldobhar Beg the Wise, of Fobhar, died.

M725.7

Cul Rathain was burned.

M725.8

A battle was fought between the Cruithni at Murbholg, wherein a great number of the Cruithni was slain.

M725.9

St. Colman O'Liadain, a select doctor, died.

M725.10

St. Eochaidh, son of Colgan, anchorite of Ard Macha;

M725.11

St. Colman, of Tealach Ualann;

M725.12

and Breac Bearbha, died.

M725.13

Cobhlaith, daughter of Ceallach Cualann, died.

Annal M726.

M726.0

The Age of Christ, 726.

M726.1

The fourth year of Flaithbheartach.

M726.2

Aelchu, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard;

M726.3

Flann Sinna Ua Colla, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, one of the Ui Creamhthainn, died.

M726.4

Gerald, of Magh Eo, died on the 13th of March.

M726.5

Sebhdann, daughter of Corc, Abbess of Cill Dara, died.


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M726.6

Timnen, of Cill Garadh in Scotland;

M726.7

Neachtan, son of Derili, died.

M726.8

The mortal wounding of Doedhghus, son of Baeth, chief of the Deisi.

M726.9

Muireadhach, son of Indreachtach, was slain; he was Bishop of Magh Eo.

M726.10

A battle was fought between the South Leinstermen and the Munstermen; and the victory was gained by Aedh, son of Colgan.

M726.11

Feardomhnach, scribe of Ard Macha, died.

M726.12

Fearghus, son of Conall Oircneach, died.

M726.13

Congalach, of Cnucha, died.

M726.14

Ceallach, daughter of Dunchadh, of the Ui Liathain, died.

M727.0

The Age of Christ, 727.

M727.1

The fifth year of Flaithbheartach.

M727.2

A battle was fought between Aedh, son of Fearghal, and the Cinel Conaill, at Magh Itha, where Conaing, son of Congal, son of Fearghus, and many others of the Cinel Eoghain, were slain.

M727.3

Eochaidh, son of Eochaidh, chief of Dal Riada, died.

M727.4

Conall, son of Conchubhar, died.

M727.5

St. Dachonna Bolgan, Anchorite of Ard Macha, died.

M727.6

Aedh, son of Conaing, chief of Irluachair, was slain.

M727.7

There was a cow seen at Deilginis Cualann, having one head and one body as far as her


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shoulders, two bodies from her shoulders hindwards, and two tails; she had six legs, was milked three times each day, and her milk was greater each time. Her milk, and some of the butter made of it, were tasted by many persons.

Annal M728.

M728.0

The Age of Christ, 728.

M728.1

The sixth year of Flaithbheartach.

M728.2

A battle was fought in Magh Itha, between the sons of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, and the sons of Fearghal, son of Maelduin, where numbers of the Cinel Eoghain were slain.

M728.3

Flaithbheartach sent for a marine fleet of Dal Riada to Ireland, and on their arrival they made no delay till they arrived in Inis hOinae; and there was a battle fought between Flaithbheartach with his guards and the Cianachta, and others of the Ulidians and the Cinel Eoghain; and a countless number of the Ulidians, Cinel Eoghain, and Cianachta, were cut off, together with Conchubhar, son of Loichene, and Branchu, son of Bran; and a countless number of them was drowned in the Banna, after their having been defeated.

M728.4

Reachtabhra grandson of Cathasach, Lord of Ui Thuirtre, died.

M728.5

Taichleach son of Cenn Faeladh, Lord of Luigne, died.

M728.6

Caintighearna daughter of Ceallach Cualann died.

Annal M729.

M729.0

The Age of Christ, 729.

M729.1

After Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, had been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died at Ard Macha Armagh, having resigned his kingdom for a monastic life.

M729.2

Suibhne, son of Cronnmael, son of Ronan, Bishop of Ard Macha, died on the 21st of June; he was of the Ui Niallain.

Annal M730.

M730.0

The Age of Christ, 730.

M730.1

The first year of Aedh Allan, son of Fearghal, son of Maelduin, over Ireland.

M730.2

St. Mobrigu, of Bealach Fele, died.

M730.3

St. Flann, son of Conaing, Abbot of Cill Mor Dithraibh, was slain.

M730.4

St. Oegheatchair,


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Bishop of Aendruim Nendrum, died.

M730.5

The battle of Bealach Ele was fought between Cathal, son of Finguine, King of Munster, and the Leinstermen, where many of the Leinstermen were slain. There fell of the Munstermen here Ceallach, son of Faelchair, chief of Osraighe Ossory, and the two sons of Cormac, son of Rossa, chief of the Deisi, with three thousand along with them.

M730.6

Cathal, son of Muireadhach, King of Connaught, died.

M730.7

Airechtach, grandson of Dunchadh Muirsce, chief of Ui Fiachrach, died.

Annal M731.

M731.0

The Age of Christ, 731.

M731.1

The second year of Aedh Allan.

M731.2

Fianamhail, son of Gertide, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M731.3

Crunnmael, son of Colgan, Abbot of Lusca,

M731.4

and Daniel, son of Colman, Abbot of Ard Brecain Ardbraccan, died.

M731.5

Colman, son of Murchu, Abbot of Magh Bile Movilla, died.

M731.6

Maelfothartaigh, son of Maeltuile, one of the Leinstermen,

M731.7

and Bodhbhchadh, son of Conall Gabhra, chief of Cairbre, died.

Annal M732.

M732.0

The Age of Christ, 732.

M732.1

The third year of Aedh Allan.

M732.2

Ronan, Abbot of Ceann Garadh in Scotland;

M732.3

Conamhail Ua Loichene, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, of the sept of Cianachta Breagh;

M732.4

and Graiphnidh, Abbot of Imleach Fia, died.

M732.5

Failbhe, son of Guaire, successor of Maelrubha, was drowned, and the crew of his ship along with him; they were twenty two in number.

M732.6

Fiangalach, son of Murchadh, chief of Ui Mail, died.

M732.7

A battle was fought between two parties of the race of Aedh Slaine, wherein Cathal, son of Aedh was slain, on the east side of Lic Ailbhe, by Conaing, son of Amhalgaidh.


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M732.8

Muirgheas, son of Fearghus Forcraidh, was slain.

M732.9

Aenghus, son of Ailell, Lord of Ard Cianachta, died.

M732.10

The battle of Fochart, in Magh Muirtheimhne was fought by Aedh Allan and the Clanna Neill of the North, against the Ulidians, where Aedh Roin, King of Ulidia, was slain; and his head was cut off on Cloch An Chommaigh, in the doorway of the church of Fochard; and Conchadh, son of Cuanach, chief of Cobha, was also slain, and many others along with him. The cause of this battle was the profanation of Cill Cunna by Ua Seghain, one of the peaple of Aedh Roin, of which Aedh Roin himself said: ‘I will not take its Conn from Tairr,’ for Ceall Cunna and Ceall Tairre are side by side. Congus, successor of Patrick, composed this quatrain, to incite Aedh Allan to revenge the profanation of the church, for he was the spiritual adviser of Aedh, so that he said:

    1. Say unto the cold Aedh Allan,
      that I have been oppressed by a feeble army;
      Aedh Roin insulted me last night
      at Cill Cunna of the sweet music.

Aedh Allan collected his forces to Fochard, and Aedh Allan composed these verses on his march to the battle:

    1. For Cill Cunna, the church of my confessor,
      I take this day a journey on the road;
      Aedh Roin shall leave his head with me,
      or I shall leave mine with him.

Of the same battle was said:

    1. The slaughter of the Ulidians with Aedh Roin
      was made by Aedh Allan, King of Ireland;
      For their coigny at Cill Cunna
      he placed soles to necks.

Annal M733.

M733.0

The Age of Christ, 733.

M733.1

The fourth year of Aedh.

M733.2

St. Tola, son of Dunchadh, bishop, a worthy soldier of Christ, died.

M733.3

Breasal, son of Aedh Roin, King of Ulidia, was slain at Dun Celtchair.


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M733.4

Aedh Allan, King of Ireland, assembled the forces of Leath Chuinn, to proceed into Leinster; and he arrived at Ath Seanaith. The Leinstermen collected the greatest number they were able, to defend his right against him. A fierce battle was fought between them. The king, Aedh Allan himself; went into the battle, and the chieftains of the North along with him. The chieftains of Leinster came with their kings into the battle; and bloodily and heroically was the battle fought between them both. Heroes were slaughtered, and bodies were mutilated. Aedh Allan, and Aedh, son of Colgan, King of Leinster, met each other in single combat; and Aedh, son of Colgan, was slain by Aedh Allan. The Leinstermen were killed, slaughtered, cut off, and dreadfully exterminated, in this battle, so that there escaped of them but a small remnant, and a few fugitives. The following were the leaders and chieftains of the Leinstermen who fell, namely: Aedh, son of Colgan, King of Ui Ceinnsealaigh; Bran Beg, son of Murchadh, the second king who was over the Leinstermen; Fearghus, son of Maenach, and Dubhdacrich, two lords of Fotharta; the son of Ua Ceallaigh; the son of Trian; Fiangalach Ua Maeleaithgin; Conall Ua Aithechdai; the four sons of Flann Ua Conghaile; Eladhach Ua Maeluidhir; and many others, whom it would be tedious to enumerate. The people of Leath Chuinn were joyous after this victory, for they had wreaked


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their vengeance and their animosity upon the Leinstermen. Nine thousand was the number of them that was slain, as is said in these verses:
    1. From the battle of Uchbhadh the great,
      in which a havoc of the Fir Feini i.e. the farmers was made,
      There is not known on the fair sandy soil
      the posterity of any Leinsterman in Ireland.
    2. Nine thousand there fell
      in the battle of Uchbhadh with vehemence,
      Of the army of Leinster, sharp wounding,
      great the carnage of the Fir Feini.

Aedh Allan cecinit:

    1. The Aedh in the clay,
      the king in the churchyard,
      The beloved pure dove,
      with Ciaran at Cluain!

Samhthann cecinit before the battle:

    1. If the two Aedhs meet,
      it will be very difficult to separate them,
      To me it will be grevious
      if Aedh son of Colgan fall by Aedh, son of Fearghal.

M733.5

Faelan, son of Bran, King of Leinster, died, after a well spent life.

M733.6

Cearnach, son of Foghartach, son of Niall, son of Cearnach Sotal, son of Diarmaid, son of Aedh Slaine, was slain.

M733.7

Fearghus, son of Creamhthann, was slain.

M733.8

A hosting was made by Cathal, son of Finguine, into Leinster; and he obtained hostages from Bran Breac, son of Murchadh, and carried off much property.

Annal M734.

M734.0

The Age of Christ, 734.

M734.1

The fifth year of Aedh.

M734.2

St. Samhthann, virgin, of Cluain Bronaigh, in Teabhtha, died on the 19th of December. It was of her Aedh Allan gave this testimony:


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    1. Samhthann for enlightening various sinners,
      a servant who observed stern chastity,
      In the northern plain of fertile Meath,
      great suffering did Samhthann endure;
    2. She undertook a thing that was not easy,
      fasting for the kingdom above;
      She lived on scanty food;
      hard were her girdles;
    3. She struggled in venomous conflicts;
      pure was her heart amid the wicked;
      To the bosom of the Lord, with a pure death,
      Samhthann passed from her sufferings.

M734.3

Flann, son of Ceallach, son of Crunnmael, Bishop of Reachrainn, died.

M734.4

Cuanna Ua Bessain, scribe of Treoit, died.

M734.5

Fearghus Glut, chief of Cobha, died.It appeared to him that wicked and destructive people used to cast spits, in which they put charms, in his face, which was the cause of his death.

M734.6

Ailill, son of Tuathal, Lord of Ui Crimhthainn, died.

Annal M735.

M735.0

The Age of Christ, 735.

M735.1

The sixth year of Aedh.

M735.2

St. Bran, of Lann Eala Lynally, died.

M735.3

Maincheine, of Tuaim Greine, died.

M735.4

Flann Feabhla, Abbot of Gort Conaigh, in Mughdhorn Maighen Cremorne, died.

M735.5

Ceallach, son of Sechdi, one of the Conmaicne, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M735.6

Dubhdabhoireann, Abbot of Fobhar Fore, died.

M735.7

Forbasach, son of Ailell, Lord of Osraighe Ossory, was slain.

Annal M736.

M736.0

The Age of Christ, 736.

M736.1

The seventh year of Aedh.

M736.2

Connla, Lord of Teabhtha, died.

M736.3

Amhalgaidh, son of Cathasach, chief of Conaille, died.

M736.4

Murchadh, son of Fearghal, son of Maelduin, was slain.

M736.5

The battle of Carn Fearadhaigh,


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in which Torcan Tinereidh, was slain.

M736.6

Fuireachtach, Airchinneach of Inis Caeil, and Flann Aighle, Bishop of Eachdhruim, died.

M737.0

The Age of Christ, 737.

M737.1

The eighth year of Aedh.

M737.2

Aireachtach, son of Cuana, Abbot of Fearna Ferns, died.

M737.3

Maelochtraigh, Abbot of Cille Foirbrigh, died.

M737.4

Feardachrich, Abbot of Imleach and of Leithghlinn, died.

M737.5

Dachua, son of Indaighe, an anchorite, died;

M737.6

and Cuidgheal, Abbot and Scribe of Lughmhadh Louth, died.

M737.7

The devastation of Cinel Fiachach and of Dealbhna by the Osraighe.

M737.8

Cathal, son of Finguine, King of Munster, died.

M737.9

Flann Feorna, Lord of Corc Modhruadh, died.

M737.10

Aedh Balbh, son of Innreachtach, King of Connaught, died.

M737.11

Artrach, son of Aitheachda, Lord of Ui Meith, died.

Annal M738.

M738.0

Age of Christ, 738.

M738.1

Affiath, Abbot of Magh Bile Movilla, died.

M738.2

Affrica, Abbess of Cill Dara Kildare, died

M738.3

Cuimmen Ua Ciarain, Abbot of Rechrainn, died.

M738.4

Aedh Allan, son of Maelduin, fell in the battle of Magh Seirigh (i.e. Ceanannus), between the two Teabhthas, by Domhnall, son of Murchadh, after having been nine years in the sovereignty of Ireland. The last quatrain of Aedh Allan:

    1. If my beloved God would look upon me
      on the brink of Loch Sailchedain,
      Afterwards if I should be found at guilt,
      it would be wealth to a servant to save me.

There were also slain in the same battle Cumascach, son of Conchubhar, Lord of the Airtheara the Oriors; Maenach, son of Connalach, Lord of Ui Creamhthainn; and Muireadhach, son of Fearghus Forcraidh, Lord of Ui Tuirtre.

M738.5

The battle of Damh Dearg, in Breagh, by Indreachtach Ua Conaing, in which were slain Dungal, son of Flann, Lord of Feara Cul; and Fearghus, son of Oisteach, with many others.

M738.6

Ceallach, son of Raghallach, King of Connaught,


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died.

M738.7

Dluthach, son of Fithcheallach, Lord of Ui Maine, died.

M738.8

Dubhdothra, Lord of Ui Briuin Cualann, was mortally wounded.

M738.9

Coincheann, daughter of Ceallach Cualann, died.

Annal M739.

M739.0

The Age of Christ, 739.

M739.1

The first year of Domhnall, son of Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, over Ireland; he was the first king of the Clann Colmain.

M739.2

Colman, Bishop of Laessan, died.

M739.3

Laidhgnen, son of Doineannach, Abbot of Saighir, died. Fergus, son of Colman Cutlach, a celebrated philosopher, died.

M739.4

Reachtabhrat, son of Fearghal, one of the Connaughtmen, died.

M739.5

The battle of Ailiun Da Bhernach, in which were slain Dubhdados, son of Murghal, and the two grandsons of Ceallach Cualann, namely, Cathal and Oilioll.

M739.6

The sea cast ashore a whale in Boirche, in the province of Ulster. Every one in the neighbourhood went to see it for its wondrousness. When it was slaughtered, three golden teeth were found in its head, each of which teeth contained fifty ounces. Fiachna, son of Aedh Roin, King of Ulidia, and Eochaidh, son of Breasal, chief of Ui Eathach Iveagh, sent a tooth of them to Beannchair, where it remained for a long time on the altar, to be seen by all in general.


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Annal M740.

M740.0

The Age of Christ, 740.

M740.1

The second year of Domhnall.

M740.2

Forannan, Abbot of Cluain Eraird Clonard, died.

M740.3

Cuimmene hUa Maenaigh, Abbot of Lann Leire, died.

M740.4

Congus, anchorite of Cluain Tibhrinne, died.

M740.5

Ceannfaeladh, Comharba of Druim Chuilinn, died.

Annal M741.

M741.0

The Age of Christ, 741.

M741.1

The third year of Domhnall.

M741.2

Cormac, Bishop of Ath Truim Trim, died.

M741.3

Dubhdabhoireann Ua Beccain, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones;

M741.4

Aenghus, son of Tibraide, Abbot of Cluain Foda Baedain Abha Clonfad;

M741.5

Cialtrog, Abbot of Glais Naeidhe Glasnevin;

M741.6

Beochaill, of Ard Achadh Ardagh;

M741.7

Finghal, of Lis Mor;

M741.8

Maelanfaidh, of Cill Achaidh Droma Foda Killeigh;

M741.9

and Seachnasach, son of Colgan, Lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.

M741.10

The battle of Rath Cuile, by Anmchadh, in which Uargus, son of Fachtna, was slain.

Annal M742.

M742.0

The Age of Christ, 742.

M742.1

The fourth year of Domhnall.

M742.2

St. Cuanan Glinne, Abbot of Magh Bile Movilla, died on the 3rd of April.

M742.3

Abel, Abbot of Imleach Fia, died.

M742.4

Saran, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M742.5

Comman of Ross, who was Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, and eke a man full of the grace of God was he, died.

M742.6

Feardacrich, Abbot of Dairinis, died.

M742.7

Cucummne, a select philosopher, died. It was for him Adamnan composed a quatrain, to stimulate him to learning:

    1. Cucuimne
      read the authors half through,
      The other half of his career
      he abandoned for his hags.


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M742.7

Cucuimne replied:

    1. Cucuimne
      read the authors half through,
      During the other half of his career
      he will read till he will become an adept.

M742.8

Tuathalan, Abbot of Ceann Righmonaidh, died.

M742.9

Aidhneach, of Baisleac, died.

M742.10

Jacob Ua Forannain, a learned preacher in his time, died.

M742.11

Rumann, son of Colman, an adept in wisdom, chronology, and poetry, died.

M742.12

Muireadhach Meann, chief of Ui Meith, was slain at Cuil Cummaisg by the Ulidians.

M742.13

Aedh Muindearg, son of Flaithbheartach, lord of Tuaisceart, died.

M742.14

Seachnasach, son of Colgan, King of South Leinster, died.

M742.15

The battle of Carn Ailche was fought by the Munstermen, in which Cairbre, son of Cudinaisg, was slain.

M742.16

A battle was fought by Anmchadh, in which Cairbre, Fearghus, and Caicher, sons of Cumascrach, were slain, and sixteen chieftains along with them.

M742.17

Fiachra, son of Gaphran, of Meath, was drowned in Loch Ribh.

M742.18

Dunlaing, son of Dunchu, lord of Cinel Ardghail, died.

Annal M743.

M743.0

The Age of Christ, 743.

M743.1

The fifth year of Domhnall.

M743.2

Arasgach, Abbot of Muicinis Riagail, was drowned.

M743.3

Dodimog, the anchorite, Abbot of Cluain Iraird


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Clonard, and Cill Dara Kildare, died.

M743.4

Cobhthach, Abbot of Reachrainn, died.

M743.5

Cuan Cam the Wise, died.

M743.6

Cuan, Anchorite of Lilcach, died.

M743.7

Muireann, daughter of Cealach Cualann, and wife of Irgalach, died.

M743.8

Congal, son of Eigneach, lord of the Airtheara the Oriors, was slain at Rath Esclair, by Donnboo, son of Cubreatan.

M743.9

Ships with their crews, were plainly seen in the sky this year.

Annal M744.

M744.0

The Age of Christ, 744.

M744.1

The sixth year of Domhnall.

M744.2

Breasal, son of Colgan, Abbot of Fearna Ferns, died.

M744.3

Liber, Abbot of Magh Bile, died.

M744.4

Conall, Abbot of Tuaim Greine, died.

M744.5

Seigeine of Clarach died.

M744.6

Mac Cuanach the Wise one of the Cinel Cairbre, died.

M744.7

Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert was burned.

M744.8

A great storm occurred in this year, so that a great number of the family of Ia Coluim Cille lona, were drowned.

M744.9

Connmach, son of Oendenog, died.

M744.10

The battle of Ard Cianachta by Dungal, son of Amhalgaidh, in which was slain Ailill, son of Dubhdachrich Ua Cinnfaelaidh, and in which was slain Domhnall, son of Cinaedh, in the heat of the conflict, after he had, at the first, gained the victory.

M744.11

Cairbre, son of Murchadh Midheach, died, and Beccbaile, son of Eochaidh.


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Annal M745.

M745.0

The Age of Christ, 745.

M745.1

The seventh year of Domhnall.

M745.2

St. Suairleach, Bishop of Fobhar Fore, died on the 21st of March.

M745.3

Dubhdaleithe of the Writing, Abbot of Cill Scire, died.

M745.4

Mac Neamhnaill, Abbot of Birra Birr, died.

M745.5

Comorbach, son of Ceallan, Abbot of Cill Mor Inir, died.

M745.6

Fobhar and Domhnach Padraig were burned.

M745.7

Cathal Maenmaighe, Lord of Ui Maine, died.

M745.8

Blathmhac, son of Coibhdeanach, Lord of Muscraighe, died.

M745.9

Dubhdabhoireann, Lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

M745.10

Anmchaidh, chief of Ui Liathain, died.

M745.11

The battle of Inis Snaig, by Anmchaidh, son of Cucearca.

M745.12

Cudinaisc Ua Fearghusa one of the Ui Fiachrach, died.

M745.13

Fiachra, son of Ailene, lord of Mughdhorna, was killed.

M745.14

Eogon, son of Tripot, an abbot, died.

Annal M746.

M746.0

The Age of Christ. 746.

M746.1

The eighth year of Domhnall.

M746.2

Maelimarchair, Bishop of Eachdruim Aughrim, died.

M746.3

Cuangus, Abbot of Liath Mor, died.

M746.4

Colman of the Britons, son of Faelan, Abbot of Slaine, died.

M746.5

Nuada, son of Dubhsleibhe, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones, died.

M746.6

Flann grandson of Conghal, Lord of Ui Foilge, died.

M746.7

Fearghus son of Fogartach, Lord of Southern Brega, died.

M746.8

Muirghius son of Fearghus, Lord of the Deisi, [died].

M746.9

And Flann Foirtrea, Lord of Corco Laigde, died.

M746.10

Fursa, Abbot of Leacain Midhe, died.

M746.11

Losglaigde the Wise died.

M746.12

Eochaidh, of Cill Toma,

M746.13

and Ceile Dulaisi, of Daimhinis Devenish, died.

M746.14

Mac hUige, of Lis Mor, died.

M746.15

The burning of half the Granary of Cluain Iraird Clonard.

M746.16

Bran, son of Baitbeitre, died.

M746.17

St. Coman the Saint, of Ros Chomain, and from whom Ros Chomain


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is named, died this year, or the year after it. There is a discrepancy in the Annals as to which year he died, &c.

M747.0

The Age of Christ, 747.

M747.1

The ninth year of Domhnall.

M747.2

St. Cilleni Droigthech, Abbot of Ia, and an anchorite, died on the 3rd of July.

M747.3

Cathal, son of Forannan, Abbot of Cill Dara Kildare, died.

M747.4

Dicolla, son of Meinide, Abbot of Inis Muireadhaigh, died.

M747.5

Fiachna Ua Maicniadh, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert;

M747.6

Osbran, anchorite, and Bishop of Cluain Creamha;

M747.7

Reachtabhrat Ua Guaire, Abbot of Tuaim Greine Tomgraney;

M747.8

Maeltuile, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas Terryglass, died.

M747.9

Flaithbheartach, son of Conall Meann, chief of Cinel Cairbre, died.

M747.10

Innreachtach, son of Muireadhach Meann, died.

M747.11

Foidmeann, son of Fallach, chief of Conaille Muirtheimhne;

M747.12

Conaing Ua Duibhduin, lord of Cairbre Teabhtha, died.

M747.13

Flann, son of Ceallach, lord of Muscraighe Muskerry, died.

Annal M748.

M748.0

The Age of Christ, 748.

M748.1

The tenth year of Domhnall.

M748.2

St. Maccoigeth, Abbot of Lis Mor, died on the 3rd of December.

M748.3

St. Luicridh, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died on the 29th of April.

M748.4

St. Cellan, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn, died.

M748.5

Scannlan, of Dun Lethglaise Downpatrick, died.

M748.6

Mobai died.

M748.7

Fearblai, son of Margus, a wise man, died.

M748.8

Scannlan of Cluain Boireann died.

M748.9

Fursa, of Eas Mic nEirc, died. Eas Mic nEirc on the Buill, at this day Eas Ui Fhloinn.

M748.10

Tomaltach, son of Maeltuile, was slain.

Annal M749.

M749.0

The Age of Christ, 749.

M749.1

The eleventh year of Domhnall.

M749.2

Cearban, of Daimhliag Duleek, died.

M749.3

Abel, of Ath Oirne, died.

M749.4

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Flaithbheartach, lord of Cinel Conaill, died.

M749.5

Flann, son of Conchubhar, lord of Magh Ai, died.

M749.6

Tuathlaithe, daughter of Cathal, wife of the King of Leinster, died.

M749.7

The battle of Ard Naescan, between the Ui Briuin and Cinel Cairbre, wherein many were slain.

M749.8

The devastation of Fotharta Fea by the men of Osraighe Ossory.

M749.9

Cathasach, son of Ailell, King of Ulidia, was slain at Rath Bethech.

M749.10

Congus, the scribe, Bishop of Ard Macha Armagh, died; he was of the race of Ainmire.

Annal M750.

M750.0

The Age of Christ, 750.

M750.1

The twelfth year of Domhnall.

M750.2

Daelgus, Abbot of Cill Scire Kilskeery, died.

M750.3

Fiangalach, son of Anmchadh, son of Maelcuraich, Abbot of Inis Bo Finne, in Loch Ribh, died.

M750.4

Sneithcheist, Abbot of Aendruim Nendrum, in Loch Cuan, died.

M750.5

Fidhmuine Ua Suanaigh, anchorite of Raithin, died.

M750.6

Cluain Mic Nois was burned on the 21st of March.

M750.7

Cathal, son of Diarmaid, a wise man, died.

M750.8

Flaithniadh, son of Tnuthach, lord of Ui Meith, died.

M750.9

Inreachtach, son of Dluthach, lord of Ui Maine, died.

M750.10

Flaithnia, son of Flann, son of Congal, chief of Ui Failghe, died.

M750.11

The battle of Ceann Fheabhrat, in which Badhbhghal, son of Fearghal, was slain.

M750.12

Fiangalach, son of Anmchadh, died.

Annal M751.

M751.0

The Age of Christ, 751.

M751.1

The thirteenth year of Domhnall.

M751.2

Aelgal, anchorite of Imleach Fordeorach, and of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M751.3

Baethallach, son of Colman Ua Suibhne, Abbot of Ath Truim Trim, died.

M751.4

Cormac, son of Faelan Ua Silne, died.

M751.5

Forannan, Bishop of Meathas Truim, died.

M751.6

Beannchairmor


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was burned on Patrick's day.

M751.7

Fearghus, son of Ceallach, King of Connaught, died.

M751.8

The army of Leinster vvas led by Domhnall, son of Murchadh, against Niall i.e. the Ui Neill, until they arrived in Magh Muirtheimhne.

M751.9

The shipwreck of the Dealbhna Nuadhat on Loch Ribh, with their lord, Diumasach, of which was said:

    1. Thrice nine vessels and three,
      of the Gamhanraighe of Loch Ribh;
      There escaped of them with life
      except alone the crew of one vessel.

M751.10

The battle of Bealach Cro was gained by Crimhthann over the Dealbhna of Ui Maine, in which was slain Finn, son of Arbh, Lord of Dealbhna, at Tibra Finn, and the Dealbhna were slaughtered about him. From this are named Lochan Bealaigh Cro, and Tibra Finn. The Ui Maine were contending with them for the cantred between the Suca the River Suck and the Sinainn the River Shannon, for this was called the cantred of Dealbhna. Of this was said:

    1. The battle of the speckled hosts of Bealach Cro,
      pitiable the journey of the Dealbhna to it.
      Crimhthann the warlike brought destruction
      on the fierce Dealbhna Nuadhat.
    2. Finn, son of Arbh, chief king of Dealbhna,
      was wounded with large spears,
      Of the fierce battle was he chief,
      until he fell at Tibra Finn.

Annal M752.

M752.0

The Age of Christ, 752.

M752.1

The fourteenth year of Domhnall.

M752.2

Sinchu, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M752.3

Siadhail, Abbot of Linn Duachail, died.

M752.4

Cill Mor Dithraibh was burned by the Ui Crumthainn.

M752.5

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was slain by Maelduin, son of Aedh Beannain, King of Munster.

M752.6

Donn, son of Cumasgach, lord of the southern Ui Briuin, died.

M752.7

Bodhbhghal, son of Fearghal, Abbot of Mungairid, died.

M752.8

Tomaltach, Lord of Cianachta Glinne Geimhin, died.

Annal M753.

M753.0

The Age of Christ, 753.

M753.1

The fifteenth year of Domhnall.

M753.2

Muireadhach, son of Cormac Slaine, Abbot of Lughmhagh Louth, died.

M753.3

Elpin, of Glais Naidhean Glasnevin, died.

M753.4

Fidhbhadhach of Cill Delge Kildalkey, died.

M753.5

Martha, daughter of Dubhan, Abbess of Cill Dara Kildare, died.

M753.6

Gorman, successor of Mochta of Lughmhagh, died at Cluain Mic Nois, on his pilgrimage; he was the father of Torbach, successor of Patrick.

M753.7

Niallgus, son of Boeth, lord of Deisi Breagh, died.

M753.8

Cathal Ua Cinaetha, chief of Ui Ceinsealaigh, died.

M753.9

The battle of Druim Robhaich, which is called the battle of Breachmhagh, was fought between the Ui Fiachrach and Ui Briuin, in which were slain the three Ui Ceallaigh, i.e. the three sons of Fearghus, son of Roghallach, i.e. Catharnach, Cathmugh, and Artbran, their names.

Annal M754.

M754.0

The Age of Christ, 754.

M754.1

The sixteenth year of Domhnall.

M754.2

Eochaidh, son of Conall Meann, Abbot of Faebhran, died.

M754.3

Dubhdroma, Abbot of Tuilen, died.

M754.4

Feidhlimidh or Failbhe, Abbot of Ia Iona, died, after the eighty seventh year of his age.

M754.5

Coissetach, Abbot of Lughmhagh Louth, died.

M754.6

Eochaidh, son of Fiachra, a wise man, died.

M754.7

Reachtabhrat, son of Dunchu, lord of Mughdhorna Cremorne, died.

M754.8

The battle of Gabhran was gained by Anmchaidh, over the Leinstermen.

M754.9

The battle of Eamhain Macha was gained by Fiachna, son of Aedh Roin, over the Ui Neill, wherein were slain Dunghal Ua Conaing and Donnbo.


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Annal M755.

M755.0

The Age of Christ, 755.

M755.1

The seventeenth year of Domhnall.

M755.2

Condath, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M755.3

Suairleach, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M755.4

Ailgnio, son of Gno, Prior Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M755.5

Gaimdibhla, Abbot of Ara Aran, died.

M755.6

Fulartach, son of Breac, an anchorite, died.

M755.7

Muireadhach, son of Murchadh, or grandson of Bran, King of Leinster, died.

M755.8

Conchobhar grandson of Tadhg Teimhin, Lord of Ciannachta Glinne Geimhin, died.

M755.9

Flann, son of Erc, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

M755.10

Eutighern, a bishop, was killed by a priest at the altar of St. Brighit, at Kildare, between the Crocaingel and the altar; from whence it arose that ever since a priest does not celebrate mass in the presence of a bishop at Kildare.

Annal M756.

M756.0

The Age of Christ, 756.

M756.1

The eighteenth year of Domhnall.

M756.2

Domhnall, son of Muirchertach, lord of the Ui Neill, died.

M756.3

Finsneachta, son of Fogartach Ua Cearnaigh, died.

M756.4

The battle of Bealach Gabhrain was fought between the men of Leinster and Osraighe Ossory, in which the son of Cucerca had the victory, and Donngal, son of Laidhgnen, lord of Ui Ceinsealaigh, and other chieftains along with him, were slain.

M756.5

The battle of Ath Dumha was fought between the Ulidians and Ui Eathach people of Iveagh, in which Ailill, son of Feidhlimidh, lord of Ui Eathach, was slain.

M757.0

The Age of Christ, 757.

M757.1

The nineteenth year of Domhnall.

M757.2

Cormac, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died. He was of the race of Cairbre Crom.

M757.3

Robhartach, son of Cuana, Abbot of Athain Mor Fahan;

M757.4

Suibhne, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Clonfert;

M757.5

Domhgnasach, Abbot of Imleach Each;

M757.6

Ferfio, son of Faibhre, a


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wise man, Abbot of Comhraire Midhe, died.

M757.7

The battle of Caille Taidbig, in which the Luighne were defeated by the Cinel Cairbre.

M757.8

Fogartach, son of Eochaidh, lord of Eile died.

M757.9

Cele Peadair, Abbot of Ard Macha, died. He was of the Ui Breasail.

Annal M758.

M758.0

The Age of Christ, 758.

M758.1

Beclaitnae, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M758.2

Fidhairle Ua Suanaigh, Abbot of Raithin, died on the first of October.

M758.3

Reoddaidhe, Abbot of Fearna Ferns, died.

M758.4

Anfadan, Abbot of Linn Duachail, died.

M758.5

Faelchu, of Finnghlais, died.

M758.6

After Domhnall, son of Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, had been twenty years in sovereignty over Ireland, he died. He was the first king of Ireland of the Clann Colmain, and he was buried at Dearmhagh Durrow with honour and veneration. Of him was said:

    1. Until the hour that Domhnall
      was brought to Dearmhagh
      There was no avenging conflict
      or battle on the plain of Breaghmhagh.


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Annal M759.

M759.0

The Age of Christ, 759.

M759.1

The first year of Niall Frosach in sovereignty over Ireland.

M759.2

Fiachra, son of Fothadh, Abbot of Baisleac, died.

M759.3

Ronan, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died. He was of the Luighne.

M759.4

Cormac, son of Ailill, Abbot of Mainistir Buite Monasterboice, died.

M759.5

Donait, son of Tohence, Abbot of Corcach Cork, died.

M759.6

Fearghus, son of Ceallach, King of Connaught, died.

M759.7

Scanlan Feimhin, son of Aedhgal, died.

M759.8

Flann Garadh, lord of Cinel Mic Earca, died.

M759.9

The battle of Dun Bile was gained by Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, over the Feara Tulach Fartullagh.

M759.10

Dunchadh, son of Eoghan, lord of the Deisi, died.

M759.11

Murchadh, son of Muircheartach, was slain by the Connaughtmen.

M759.12

Three showers fell in Crich Muireadhaigh, in Inis Eoghain Inishowen, namely, a shower of pure silver, a shower of wheat, and a shower of honey, of which was said:

    1. Three showers at Ard Uillinne, fell,
      through God's love, from heaven:
      A shower of silver, a shower of wheat,
      and a shower of honey.

Annal M760.

M760.0

The Age of Christ, 760.

M760.1

The second year of Niall Frosach.

M760.2

Folachtach,


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son of Sarfaeladh, Abbot of Birra, died.

M760.3

Loarn, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M760.4

Cellbil, of Cluain Bronaigh, died.

M760.5

Tola, of Ard Breacain Ard Braccan, died.

M760.6

Ailill, son of Craebhachan, Abbot of Mungarait Mungret, died.

M760.7

Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, died at Ard Macha Armagh, after having been some time in religion.

M760.8

Suibhne, son of Murchadh, with his two sons, was slain.

M760.9

The battle of Carn Fiachach was fought between the two sons of Domhnall, i.e. Donnchadh and Murchadh, and Aelghal, lord of Teathbha, wherein Fallomhan, son of Cucongalt, was slain by Donnchadh, and Murchadh was also slain, and Aelghal was defeated.

M760.10

Dungalach, chief of Ui Liathain, died.

M760.11

Uargal, chief of Conaille, died.

M760.12

Torptha, son of Cearnach, lord of the Deisi, died.

Annal M761.

M761.0

The Age of Christ, 761.

M761.1

The third year of Niall.

M761.2

Crimhthann, son of Reachtghal, Abbot of Cluain Fearta, died.

M761.3

Aedhan of Lis Mor died.

M761.4

The battle of Sruthair was fought between the Ui Briuin and Conmaicne, in which numbers of the Conmaicne were slain, as was Aedh Dubh, son of Toichleach. This battle was gained by Duibhinnreachtach, son of Cathal.

M761.5

A battle was fought between the men of Meath and the men of Breagh, in which were slain Maelumha, son of Toithil, and Dongal, son of Doireith.

Annal M762.

M762.0

The Age of Christ, 762.

M762.1

The fourth year of Niall.

M762.2

Cubran, Abbot of Cill Achaidh, died.

M762.3

Fidhbhadhach, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M762.4

Dubhdainbher, son of Cormac, Abbot of Mainistir Buithi Monasterboice, was drowned in the Boinn.

M762.5

Slebhene, son of Congal, of the race of Conall Gulban, Abbot of Ia, died.

M762.6

Mac an tSair, Abbot of Eanach Dubh, died.

M762.7

Glaindiubair, Abbot of Lathrach Briuin, died.

M762.8

Murchadh, son of Flaithbheartach, lord of


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Cinel Conaill, was slain.

M762.9

Ceallach, son of Cairbre, son of Fogartach, was slain by robbers.

M762.10

The battle of Ard Na mBreac was fought by Tuaimsnamha, son of Flann.

Annal M763.

M763.0

The Age of Christ, 763.

M763.1

The fifth year of Niall.

M763.2

Gormghal, son of Ailioll, died.

M763.3

Aedhan, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M763.4

Ceinnsealach, son of Cuboirne, Abbot of Imleach Iubhair Emly, died.

M763.5

Coibhdeanach, Abbot of Cill Toma, died.

M763.6

The most of the Sruithe religious seniors of Cluain Mic Nois died.

M763.7

Duibhinrecht, son of Cathal, King of Connaught, died.

M763.8

Eithne, daughter of Breasal Breagh, and wife of the King of Teamhair Tara, died, after having deserved reward from God for her good works, and for her intense penance for her sins.

M763.9

A battle was fought between the Leinstermen themselves, namely, between Cinaech, son of Flann, and Aedh, at Foirtrinn, where Aedh was slain.

M763.10

Conchubhar, son of Cumasgach, lord of Aidhne, died.

M763.11

Niall, son of Diarmaid, lord of Meath, died.

M763.12

The slaying of Tuaimsnamha, lord of Osraighe Ossory.

Annal M764.

M764.0

The Age of Christ, 764.

M764.1

The sixth year of Niall.

M764.2

Murghal, son of Ninnidh, Abbot of Reachrainn, died.

M764.3

Enchorach Ua Dodain, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died.

M764.4

Comman, of Eanach Daithe, died.

M764.5

A battle between the Osraighe themselves, by Tuaimsnamha, in which the sons of Ceallach, son of Faelchar, were routed.

M764.6

The battle of Fearna Ferns was fought by the Ui Ceinn Sealaigh, in which Dubhchalgach, son of Laidhgnen, was slain.

Annal M765.

M765.0

The Age of Christ, 765.

M765.1

The seventh year of Niall.

M765.2

Ardghal, Abbot of Clochar Mac nDaimhine, died.

M765.3

Fiachra, of Granard, died.

M765.4

Feirghil, of Cill Mor Eimhire,


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died.

M765.5

Fearghus, son of Cathal, a bishop, died.

M765.6

Folachtach, son of Teach Tuae, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M765.7

Crunnmael, Bishop and Abbot of Cill Mor Eimhire, died.

M765.8

Connmhach, son of Brenainn, Abbot of Cluain Tochne, died.

M765.9

hUa Becce, Abbot of Fobhar Fore, died.

M765.10

Tuaimsnamha, son of Flann, lord of Osraighe, was slain.

M765.11

Narghal, son of Natsluaigh, died.

M765.12

A battle between the Leinstermen themselves, wherein Ceallach, son of Dunchadh, had the victory, and in which Cinaedh, son of Flann, and his brother, Ceallach, and Caithnia, son of Becc, and many others besides them, were slain.

M765.13

A conflict between the Ui Ceinnsealaigh, in which Edersgel, son of Aedh, son of Colgan, had the victory, and in which Ceinnsealach, son of Bran, was slain by him.

M765.14

The battle of Ocha by the men of South Breagh upon the Leinstermen.

M765.15

The battle of Bolg Boinne against the men of South Breagh, in which were slain Flaithbheartach, son of Flann, son of Roghallach; Uairchridhe, son of Baeth; Snedhgus, son of Ainsteach; and Cearnach, son of Flann Foirbhthe.

M765.16

The battle of Ath Cliath, by the Cianachta Breagh, against Ui Tegh; and there was great slaughter made of the Leinstermen, and numbers of the Cianachta were drowned in the full tide on their returning.

M765.17

Niall Frosach, son of Fearghal, was seven years king over Ireland when he resigned; and he died at I Coluim Cille, on his pilgrimage eight years afterwards.

Annal M766.

M766.0

The Age of Christ, 766.

M766.1

The first year of Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M766.2

Flann Ua Dachua, Abbot of Inis Cain Deagha, died.

M766.3

Failbhe Erdaimh died.

M766.4

Forbasach Ua Cearnaigh, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died; he was of the Ui Briuin.

M766.5

Aedhgen, Bishop and Abbot of Fobhar


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Fore, died.

M766.6

Cobhlaith, daughter of Cathal, Abbess of Cluain Cuithbhinn, died.

M766.7

There arose a dissention between Ceallach, son of Donnchadh, King of Leinster, and the monarch Donnchadh, son of Domhnall. Donnchadh made a full muster of the Ui Neill and marched into Leinster. The Leinstermen moved before the monarch and his forces until they arrived at Sciath Neachtain. Donnchadh, with his forces, remained at Aillinn; his people continued to fire, burn, plunder, and devastate the province for the space of a week, when the Leinstermen at length submitted to his will.

M766.8

Cairbre, son of Fogartach, lord of Breagh, died.

M766.9

Becc, son of Connla, lord of Teathbha, died.

M766.10

Aenghus, son of Fearadhach, lord of Cinel Laeghaire, died of a sudden fit.

M766.11

Cathal, son of Conall, lord of Cairbre Mor, died.

M766.12

Dunghalach, son of Taithleach, chief of Luighne, died.

M766.13

Artghal, son of Conall, lord of Cairbre Teathbha died.

M767.0

The Age of Christ, 767.

M767.1

The second year of Donnchadh.

M767.2

Aerlaidh of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M767.3

St. Suibhne, Abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died.

M767.4

Maelaithgen, Abbot of Cluain Eidhneach;

M767.5

Sealbhach, son of Cualta, Abbot of Corcach Cork,

M767.6

and Edhniuch, son of Erc, Abbot of Liath, died.

M767.7

The fair of the clapping of hands, so called because terrific and horrible signs appeared at the time, which were like unto the signs of the day of judgment, namely, great thunder and lightning, so that it was insufferable to all to hear the one and see the other. Fear and horror seized the men of Ireland, so that their religious seniors ordered them to make two fasts, together with fervent prayer, and one meal between them, to protect and save them from a pestilence, precisely at Michaelmas. Hence came the Lamhchomart, which was called the


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Fire from heaven.

M767.8

Aedh Ailghin, lord of Ui Maine, was slain.

M767.9

Art, son of Flaitnia, chief of Aidhne, was slain.

M767.10

Dunghal, son of Ceallach, lord of Osraighe, died.

M767.11

Ceinnsalach, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

Annal M768.

M768.0

The Age of Christ, 768.

M768.1

The third year of Donnchadh in sovereignty over Ireland.

M768.2

Maenach, son of Colman, Abbot of Slaine and Cill Foibrich, died.

M768.3

Daniel Ua Foilene, scribe of Leathabha, died.

M768.4

St. Martin, Bishop of Inis Eidhnigh, died on the 1st of November.

M768.5

Gallbran Ua Lingain, scribe of Cluain Mic Nois;

M768.6

Aedhan, Bishop of Magh Eo Mayo;

M768.7

Cethernach Ua Ermono, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert;

M768.8

Lerthan, Abbess of Cilldara Kildare;

M768.9

Aedh, son of Cairbre, Abbot of Reachrainn;

M768.10

and Donnchadh, King of Connaught, died.

Annal M769.

M769.0

The Age of Christ, 769.

M769.1

The fourth year of Donnchadh over Ireland.

M769.2

Albran, son of Foidmeach, Abbot of Treoit Mor Trevet, died between the two Easters.

M769.3

Ultan, hUa Berodherg, Abbot of Ohain mor Fahan, died.

M769.4

Ernadhach, son of Echin, Abbot of Leithghlinn, died.

M769.5

Forannan, scribe and bishop of Treoit Trevet, died.

M769.6

Soairleach Ua Concuarain, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M769.7

Seanchan, Abbot of Imleach Iubhair Emly, died.

M769.8

Imraiteach of Gleann Cloitighe, anchorite, died.

M769.9

Tomaltach, son of Murghal, lord of Magh Aei, died.

M769.10

Badhbhchadh, son of Eachtghus, chief of Cinel Mic Earca, died.

M769.11

Ceallach, son of Dunchadh, King of Leinster, died.

M769.12

Eoghan, son of Colman, died.

M769.13

The first erection of Tamlacht Mailruain.

Annal M770.

M770.0

The Age of Christ, 770.

M770.1

The fifth year of Donnchadh in the sovereignty.

M770.2

Donnghal, son of Nuadhad, Abbot of Lughmhadh Louth, died.

M770.3

Fianchu,


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Abbot of Lughmhadh, died;

M770.4

and Conall, Abbot of Magh Luinge, died.

M770.5

Ciaran, the Pious, of Bealach Duin, died on the 14th of June.

M770.6

Suairleach, Abbot of Linn, died.

M770.7

Ard Macha, Cill Dara, Gleann Da Locha, and Inis Baeithin, were burned.

M770.8

Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, King of Ireland, mustered an army and marched it into Munster. Munster was devastated by him, and great numbers of the Munstermen were slain on that expedition. They afterwards gave him his own demand.

M770.9

Fearghus, son of Colgan, died.

M770.10

Aelghal, son of Flann, son of Conla, chief of Teathbha, died.

M770.11

The battle of Achadh Liag was fought between the Ui Briuin and Ui Maine, wherein the Ui Maine were defeated.

M770.12

Duibhinnreachtach, lord of Aradh, died.

M770.13

Cuchoingealta, lord of Corca Laighdhe, died.

Annal M771.

M771.0

The Age of Christ, 771.

M771.1

The sixth year of Donnchadh in the sovereignty.

M771.2

Colum Finn, anchorite, died.

M771.3

Maccoigeadh, Abbot of Cluain Mor Maedhog, died.

M771.4

Tnuthghal, Abbot of Saigher Serkieran, died.

M771.5

Gaeidheal of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M771.6

Forbasa, Abbot of Rath Aedha, died.

M771.7

Collbran, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M771.8

Eoghan, son of Roinchenn, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M771.9

Maelmaenaigh, Abbot of Ceann Garadh, died.

M771.10

Maelrubha Ua Maenaigh, died.

M771.11

Muireadhach, son of Ainbhcheallach, died.

M771.12

A battle was fought between the Dal Araidhe themselves at Sliabh Mis, in which Nia, son of Cucongalt, was slain.

M771.13

Another battle was fought between the Dal Araidhe, by Eochaidh, son of Fiachna, and Tomaltach, son of Innreachtach, where Cinaedh Ciarrge, son of Cathasach, and Dunghal Ua Fearghusa, and others besides them, were slain.

M771.14

The battle of Ath Dumha was fought between the Airtheara and


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the Ui Eachdhach Cobha, in which Gormghal, son of Conall Crai, lord of Cobha, was slain.

M771.15

A battle was fought between Donnchadh and Conghalach, in which Fearghal, son of Eladhach, lord of Ui Breasail Beiri, was slain.

M771.16

Ceallach, son of Dunchadh, King of Leinster, died.

M771.17

Tuathal, son of Crimhthann, died; Domhnall, son of Foghartach, chief of Ard, died.

M771.18

Aedh Finn, lord of Dal Riada, died.

M771.19

Feardachrich, Abbot of Ard Macha, the son of Suibhne, son of Ronan, son of Crunnmael, died.

Annal M772.

M772.0

The Age of Christ, 772.

M772.1

The seventh year of Dunchadh over Ireland.

M772.2

Ban of Badhbhghna, a wise man, died.

M772.3

A battle was fought at Odhra Teamhrach between the two Cummaseachs, that the one killed the other.

M772.4

The battle of Cala Truim was fought between the two Ua Cearnaighs, namely, Niall and Cumascach, wherein Eachtghus, son of Baeth, and numbers along with him, were slain.

M772.5

Flathroi, son of Domhnall, King of Connaught, died.

M772.6

The army of Leinster was brought by Connchadh over Breagh.

M772.7

A war between Donnchadh and Congalach.

M772.8

The battle of Forcaladh between Donnchadh son of Domhnall and Conghalach.

Annal M773.

M773.0

The Age of Christ, 773.

M773.1

The eighth year of Donnchadh over Ireland.

M773.2

Snedhchest, son of Tuamchu, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M773.3

Conall, son of the artificer, a wise man and Abbot of Beannchair, died.

M773.4

Ainbhcheallach, Abbot of Connor and Lann Eala Lynally, died.

M773.5

Finan, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones, died.

M773.6

Sithmaith, Abbess of Cluain Boireann, died.

M773.7

Eithne, daughter of Cianadon, died.

M773.8

Cluain Mic Nois was burned.

M773.9

The same war continued between Donnchadh and Conghalach, during which fell Congalach, son of Conaing, chief of Breagh; Cuana, son of Eigneach; Dunchadh, son of Alene, lord of Mughdhorna Cremorne; and Diarmaid, son of Clothna, and many others along with them. The battle was gained by Donnchadh. Of this battle was said:


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    1. Of the battle of Forcaladh came slaughter
      on a melancholy and tearful Sunday;
      Many a mother was distracted and sorrowful
      on the Monday following.

The following quatrain is in Buile An Scail:

    1. There will be increase of lamentation
      in the morning at Forcaladh;
      By Donnchadh of Meath the battle
      shall be won in which Congalach shall perish.

M773.10

Edersgel, son of Aedh, son of Colgan, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.

M773.11

Niall, son of Conall Grant, chief of South Breagh, died.

M773.12

Tuathal, son of Crumhthann, chief of Cualann, died.

M773.13

Flannabhra, chief of Ui Mail, died.

Annal M774.

M774.0

The Age of Christ, 774.

M774.1

The ninth year of Donnchadh.

M774.2

Fulartach, Bishop of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M774.3

Learghal, a wise man, son of Neimhith, Abbot of Birarr, died.

M774.4

Moenan, son of Cormac, Abbot of Cathair Fursa, in France, died.

M774.5

Forbhasach, son of Maeltola, Abbot of Ros Comain Roscommon, died.

M774.6

A hosting was made by Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, into the North, so that he brought hostages from Domhnall, son of Aedh Muindearg, lord of the North.

M774.7

The battle of Cill Coice, in which Fearghal, son of Dunghal, son of Faelchu, lord of Fortuatha Laighean, was slain by the king Donnchadh.

M774.8

Cill Dara was burned.

M774.9

Cluain Mor Maedhog and Cill Delge Kildalkey were burned.

M774.10

Aenghus, son of Aileni, lord of Mughdhorna Cremorne, died.


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M774.11

Flathrae, King of Connaught, died.

M774.12

Muireadhach, son of Aenghus, chief of Ard Cianachta Ferrard, was slain.

Annal M775.

M775.0

The Age of Christ, 775.

M775.1

The tenth year of Donnchadh.

M775.2

Scannal, abbot, successor of Cainneach, died.

M775.3

Maicniadh, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Dunleathghlaisi Downpatrick, died.

M775.4

Augustin, of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M775.5

Sedrach, son of Sobharthan, died.

M775.6

Adharchu, a wise man, died.

M775.7

Forbflaith, daughter of Connla, Abbess of Cluain Bronaigh, died.

M775.8

The battle of Uilleann Guaire, wherein fell Flann, son of Ceallach, and Scannlan, son of Fianachtach.

Annal M776.

M776.0

The Age of Christ, 776 recte 781.

M776.1

The eleventh year of Donnchadh.

M776.2

Ailgniadh, Bishop of Ard Breacain Ardbraccan;

M776.3

Seanchan, Abbot of Imleach, Iubhair Emly;

M776.4

Orach, Abbot of Lis Mor, and the Abbot of Inis Doimhle;

M776.5

Saerghal Ua Dungnae, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Molua Clonfertmalloe;

M776.6

Duibhinnreacht, Abbot of Fearna Ferns;

M776.7

Maenach Ua Maenaigh, Abbot of Lann Leire;

M776.8

Feachtnach, Abbot of Fobhar Fore;

M776.9

and Saerghal Ua Cathail, a wise man, died.

M776.10

Aelbran Ua Lagudon, Abbot of Cluain Dolcain;

M776.11

Nuada Ua Bolcain, Abbot of Tuaim Daolann;

M776.12

Flaithniadh, son of Congal, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert: all these died this year.

M776.13

Conga, son of Ceallach, lord of Ui Cremhthainn;

M776.14

Dunghal, son of Flaithniadh, lord of Ui Mail died.

M776.15

Condalach, son of Ailell, was slain at Ard Macha.

M776.16

The battle of Righ was gained


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by the men of Breagh over the Leinstermen, on the day of Allhallows precisely, wherein were slain Cucongalt, lord of Rath Inbhir, and Fearghal, son of Ailell, lord of Cinel Ucha. These were the chieftains of the men of Breagh who were routing in that battle: Diarmaid, son of Conaing; Conaing, son of Dunghal; Maelduin, son of Fearghus; and Fogartach, son of Cumascach. Of this was said:
    1. The Leinstermen went on Samhain
      to the house of a good man, whom they loved not;
      They left not the least of drink;
      on the brink of the Righ they remained.

M766.17

Fearghus, son of Eochaidh, lord of Dal Riada, died.

M777.0

The Age of Christ, 777 recte 782.

M777.1

The twelfth year of Donnchadh.

M777.2

Cormac, son of Bresal, Abbot of Ard Breacain Ardbraccan, and other churches, died.

M777.3

Scannal Ua Taidhg, Abbot of Achadh Bo Aghaboe, died, after having been forty three years in the abbacy. He died on the festival of St. Comhgall.

M777.4

Banbhan, Abbot of Claenadh, died.

M777.5

Aedhan, Abbot of Ros Comain Roscommon, died.

M777.6

Daniel Ua Aithmit, Abbot of Dairinis died.

M777.7

Ciaran of Teach Munna Taghmon, died.

M777.8

Feardomhnach of Tuaim Da Ghualann Tuam, died.

M777.9

Muireadhach, son of Uarghal, Prior of Ia Coluim Cille Iona, died.

M777.10

Ultan, OEconomus of Beannchair Bangor;

M777.11

Becan Lifeachair;

M777.12

and Tailefhlaith, daughter of Murchadh, Abbess of Cluain Cuifthin; died.

M777.13

The battle of Cuirreach, by the side of Cill Dara was fought on the sixth of the Calends of September, on Tuesday, between Ruadhriach, son of Faelan, and Bran, son of Mureadhach, wherein Mughron, son of Flann, Lord of Ui Failghe, and Dubhdachrich, son of Laidhgnen, were slain in a combat. The victory was gained by Ruaidhri.

M777.14

Artghal, son of Cathal, King of Connaught, took the pilgrim's staff, and went to Hi on his pilgrimage.

Annal M778.

M778.0

The Age of Christ, 778 recte 783.

M778.1

The thirteenth year of Donnchadh.


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M778.2

Fearghus, Bishop of Daimhliag Duleek;

M778.3

Oenghus, son of Crunnmhael, Abbot of Daimhliag;

M778.4

Suairleach, anchorite of Lis Mor;

M778.5

Mac Flaithniadh, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Clonfert;

M778.6

Reachtlaiten of Fobhar Fore, a wise man;

M778.7

Aaron, a wise man;

M778.8

Faelghus, son of Tnuthghal, a wise man of Cluain Iraird Clonard;

M778.9

Ailill Ua Tibraide; and Becc, son of Cumasgach, died.

M778.10

Ciaran of Bealach Duin, who wrote the Life of Patrick, died.

M778.11

Ard Macha and Magh Eo were burned by lightning on Saturday night, precisely on the fourth of the Nones of August. That night was terrible with thunder, lightning, and wind storms; and it was on this night the monastery of Cluain Bronaigh Clonbroney was destroyed.

M778.12

Domhnall, son of Flaithniadh, chief of Ui Failghe, was slain at Cluain Conaire Cloncurry.

M778.13

The battle of Dumha Achidh, between the Dal Araidh, wherein Focharta Ua Conalta was slain.

M778.14

The promulgation of Patrick's law at Cruachain by Dubdaleithe, and Tibraide, son of Tadhg.

Annal M779.

M779.0

The Age of Christ, 779 recte 784.

M779.1

The fourteenth year of Donnchadh.

M779.2

Flann, Bishop, wise man, and Abbot of Inis Caindeagha;

M779.3

Reachtnia, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, of the race of Cairbre Crom;

M779.4

Ciaran, Abbot of Rathmaighe Eonaigh, and Teach Mo Fhinna Taghmon;

M779.5

Cearnach, son of Suibhne, Prior of Ard Macha;

M779.6

Conall, son of Crunnmhael, Abbot of Lusca Lusk, died.

M779.7

A royal meeting between Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, and Fiachna, son of Aedh Roin at Inis Na Righ, in the east of Breagh. Of it was said:


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    1. Of what effect
      was the conference at Inis Na Righ?
      Donnchadh would not come upon the sea,
      Fiachna would not come upon the land.

M779.8

The battle of Carn Conaill, in Aidhne, by Tibraide, son of Tadhg, King of Connaught, and the Ui Fiachrach were defeated.

M779.9

Maelduin, son of Aenghus, lord of Cinel Laeghaire;

M779.10

Innreachtach, son of Dunchadh;

M779.11

Aedhghal, lord of Umhall;

M779.12

Coisenmhech Ua Predene, lord of Ui Eathach Uladh Iveagh;

M779.13

Maelcaech, son of Cumscrath Meann;

M779.14

and Cugamhna, son of Naeinneanaigh, lord of Cinel Cairbre, died.

Annal M780.

M780.0

The Age of Christ, 780 recte 785.

M780.1

The fifteenth year of Donnchadh.

M780.2

Maeloctraigh, son of Conall, Abbot of Cill Cuilinn Kilcullen, and Scribe of Cill Na Manach;

M780.3

Mochtighearn, a wise man;

M780.4

Mac Ceallaigh;

M780.5

Joseph Ua Faelainn, Abbot of Biror Birr;

M780.6

Eochaidh, son of Fogarta, Abbot of Fochladh, and Inis Clothrann;

M780.7

and Ellbrigh, Abbess of Cluain Bronaigh Clonbroney, died.

M780.8

Seanchan, Bishop and Abbot of Imleach Ibhair Emly, died on the 12th of December.

M780.9

Ruaidhri, son of Faelan, King of Leinster;

M780.10

Conchubhar, son of Colgan;

M780.11

Dunchadh Ua Daimhine, lord of Ui Maine;

M780.12

Maelduin, son of Fearghus, lord of Loch Gobhair;

M780.13

Flaithnia, lord of the race of Cairbre Crom died.

M780.14

The battle of Muaidh by Tibraide, son of Tadhg, King of Connaught, and he routed the enemy before him.

M780.15

Another victory was gained by Tibraide over the Munstermen.

Annal M781.

M781.0

The Age of Christ, 781 recte 786.

M781.1

The sixteenth year of Donnchadh.

M781.2

Tibraide, son of Fearchair, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert;

M781.3

Maelcombair, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha;

M781.4

Snedriaghail, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, one of the Calraighe of Aelmhagh;

M781.5

Faebhardaith, Abbot of Tulean Dulane;

M781.6

Maelduin, son of Aedh Beannan, lord of Irluachair;

M781.7

Scanlann, son of Flann,


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chief of Ui Fidhgeinte;

M781.8

Tibraide, son of Tadhg, King of Connaught died.

M781.9

The battle of Ath Liacc Finn between Donnchadh, son of Murchadh, and the race of Aedh Slaine, wherein was slain Fiachra, son of Cathal, chief of Feara Cul; Fogartach, son of Comasgach, chief of Loch Gabhair; and the two Ua Conaings, namely, Conaing and Diarmaid Doibil.

M781.10

Ceallach, son of Maenach, and Ceallach, son of Cormac, chief of Ard Cianachta Ferrard, died.

M781.11

Forbhasach, son of Seachnasach, chief of Cinel Boghaine, died.

M781.12

A battle was fought between the Ui Eachach people of Iveagh and the Conaille, in which Cathrae, chief of Mughdhorna Cremorne, and Rimidh, son of Cearnach, were slain.

M781.13

Faelan, son of Forbhasach, one of the Osraighe, was slain by the Osraighe themselves.

M781.14

A victory was gained by Maelduin, son of Aedh Allan, over Domhnall, son of Aedh Muindearg.

Annal M782.

M782.0

The Age of Christ, 782 recte 787.

M782.1

The seventeenth year of Donnchadh.

M782.2

Lomtuile, Bishop of Cill Dara Kildare,

M782.3

and Dubhdabhoireann, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.

M782.4

Snedhbran, Bishop of Cill Dara;

M782.5

Colga, son of Crunnmhael, Abbot of Lusca Lusk;

M782.6

Robhartach, son of Maenach, OEconomus of Slaine, and Abbot of Cill Foibrigh;

M782.7

Muireadhach, son of Cathal, Abbot of Cill Dara;

M782.8

Rechtabhra, son of Dubbchomar, Abbot of Eachdhruim Aughrim;

M782.9

Learghus Ua Fidhchain, a wise man of Cill Maighnenn;

M782.10

Aladhchu, anchorite of Rath Oenbo;

M782.11

and Cuan of Imleach Iubhair, all died.

M782.12

Conall, son of Fidhghal, lord of Ui Maine, died.

M782.13

A battle (i.e. the battle of Ircoir) between the Cinel Conaill and Cinel Eoghain, in which Domhnall, son of Aedh Muindearg,


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was routed.

M782.14

The slaughter of the Ui Briuin Umhaill, by the Ui Fiachrach Muirisce; and many of them were slain, together with their chief, Flathghal, son of Flannabhrath.

Annal M783.

M783.0

The Age of Christ, 783 recte 788.

M783.1

The eighteenth year of Donnchadh.

M783.2

Colman, son of Faelghus, Bishop of Lothra Lorha;

M783.3

Dubhdathuath, Bishop and Abbot of Rath Aedha Rathhugh;

M783.4

and Maccog, Abbot of Saighir Serkieran, died.

M783.5

Guaire, son of Dungalach, died; he was lord of Ui Briuin Cualann.

M783.6

Maelduin, son of Aedh Allan, King of the North, died.

M783.7

Doire Calgaigh was burned.

M783.8

The law of Ciaran was promulgated among the Connaughtmen.

Annal M784.

M784.0

The Age of Christ, 784 recte 789.

M784.1

The nineteenth year of Donnchadh.

M784.2

Murghal, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, of the race of Fiachra, son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin;

M784.3

Feadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Lughmhadh Louth, Slaine, and Daimhliag Duleek, died.

M784.4

Gormghal, son of Eladhach, lord of Cnoghbha, died in religion.

M784.5

Fearfughaill, Bishop of Cluain Dolcain Clondalkin, died.

M784.6

Sluaigheadhach, chief of Conaille Muirtheimhne, died.

M784.7

Suibhne son of Adhuar, died.

M784.8

Ferghil, i.e. the Geometer, Abbot of Achadh Bo, and Bishop of Saltsburg, died in Germany, in the thirtieth year of his bishopric.

M784.9

The battle of Claideach, between the Cinel Eoghain and Cinel Conaill, in which Domhnall was routed.

M784.10

The profanation of the Bachall Isa and the relics of Patrick by Donnchadh, son


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of Domnall, at Rath Airthir, at the fair.

M784.11

Cluain Iraird Clonard was burned on Easter night precisely.

M784.12

The battle of Druim Gois between the Connaughtmen, where Fogartach, son of Cathal, was routed.

Annal M785.

M785.0

The Age of Christ, 785 recte 790.

M785.1

The twentieth year of Donnchadh.

M785.2

Noe, Abbot of Ceann Garadh,

M785.3

and Siadhal, Abbot of Duibhlin, died.

M785.4

Dunghal, son of Laeghaire, Abbot of Dunleathglas Downpatrick,

M785.5

and Maelconchubhair, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died.

M785.6

Cinaedh, son of Anmchaidh, lord of Ui Liathain, died.

M785.7

Fiachna, son of Aedh Roin, King of Ulidia, died.

M785.8

The battle of Ath Rois was gained by the Ui Ailella over the Luighni, in which Dubh Dathuath, son of Flaithghius, lord of the Three Tribes, was slain.

M785.9

The battle of Cluain Milain, in which Maelduin, son of Cumasgach, was slain by Fearghal.

Annal M786.

M786.0

The Age of Christ, 786 recte 791.

M786.1

The twenty first year of Donnchadh.

M786.2

Caencomhrac, Bishop of Finnghlais Cainnigh,

M786.3

and Saerbhearg, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M786.4

Sirna, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor,

M786.5

and Muireadhach, son of Aenghus, Abbot of Lusca Lusk, died.

M786.6

Dineartach, son of Mogadhach, anchorite, died.

M786.7

Ardghal, son of Cathal, King of Connaught, died at Ia Coluim Cille Iona, on his pilgrimage.

M786.8

Amhalgaidh, lord of Ui Maine, died.

M786.9

The battle of Ard Abhla, in which Diarmaid, son of Bec, lord of Teathbha, was slain by Fearghus, son of Ailghil.

M787.0

The Age of Christ, 787 recte 792.

M787.1

The twenty-second year of Donnchadh.

M787.2

St. Maelruain, Bishop of Tamhlacht Maelruain, died on the 7th of July.

M787.3

Aedhan Ua Concumba, a bishop, and select soldier of Christ, died.

M787.4

Terog, Abbot of Corcach Cork;

M787.5

Aedhan of


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Raithin Rahin;

M787.6

Cronan Lia Fearna;

M787.7

and Saermugh of Eanach Dubh, died.

M787.8

Tomaltach, son of Innreachtach, King of Ulidia, was slain by Eochaidh, son of Fiachna.

M787.9

Breasal, son of Flathrai, lord of Dal Araidhe;

M787.10

Maelbreasail, son of Aedh, son of Crichan, lord of Ui Fiachrach;

M787.11

Fiachan; lord of Conaille;

M787.12

Donncoirche, lord of Dal Riada;

M787.13

and Cathmugh, lord of Calraighe, died.

M787.14

The battle of Sruth Cluana Arggaid, in which Cinaedh, son of Artghal, was slain by Muirgheas, son of Tomaltach.

M787.15

The battle of Ard Mic Rime was fought also by Muirgheas, son of Tomaltach, against the Ui nAilella, wherein were slain Conchubhar and Aireachtach Ua Cathail, and Cathmugh, son of Flaithbheartach, lord of Cairbre, and Cormac, son of Dubhdachrich, lord of Breifne.

Annal M788.

M788.0

The Age of Christ, 788 recte 793.

M788.1

The twenty third year of Donnchadh.

M788.2

Crunnmhael of Druim Inesglainn, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard;

M788.3

Cinaedh, son of Cumasgach, Abbot of Dearmhach Durrow;

M788.4

Doimtheach, airchinneach of Trefoit Mor Trevet;

M788.5

Aurthaile, Abbot of Othain Fahan;

M788.6

Flaithgheal, son of Taichleach, Abbot of Druim Ratha;

M788.7

Maeltola, Abbot of Laithreach Briuin Laraghbrine;

M788.8

Cucathrach of Saighir Serkieran;

M788.9

Rechtine of Eadargabhal;

M788.10

Cuan of Ath Eascrach;

M788.11

Cairbre, son of Laidhgnen, lord of South Leinster, died.

M788.12

The law of St. Comman was promulgated by Aeldobhair, i.e. Abbot of Ros Commain Roscommon, and by Muirgheas, throughout the three divisions of Connaught.

M788.13

The law of Ailbhe of Imleach Emly, in Munster.

Annal M789.

M789.0

The Age of Christ, 789 recte 794.

M789.1

The twenty fourth year of Donnchadh.

M789.2

Thomas, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor;

M789.3

Cathnia Ua Guaire, Abbot of Tuaim Greine


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Tomgraney;

M789.4

Joseph Ua Cearnaigh, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, one of the Cianachta Breagh;

M789.5

Learbanbhan, airchinneach of Cluain Boireann Cloonburren;

M789.6

Colgu Ua Duineachda, lector of Cluain Mic Nois, he who composed the Scuaip Chrabhaidh, died.

M789.7

A hosting was made by Donnchadh, to protect Leinster against the Munstermen.

Annal M790.

M790.0

The Age of Christ, 790 recte 795.

M790.1

The twenty fifth year of Donnchadh.

M790.2

Tibraide, son of Fearchair, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert;

M790.3

Guaire Ua Tibraide, Abbot of Cluain Foda;

M790.4

Maenach, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Molua;

M790.5

and Murchadh, son of Fearadhach, died.

M790.6

The burning of Reachrainn by plunderers; and its shrines were broken and plundered.

M790.7

Bran Airdcheann, King of Leinster, and his wife Eithne, daughter of Domhnall Midheach, were killed by Finsneachta Ceathairdherc, son of Ceallach, at Cill Cuile Dumha, on the sixth night of summer precisely. Of this was said:


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    1. The death of Bran, evil the deed,
      at Cill Chuile Dumhai,
      Of Eithne, daughter of Domhnall Midheach,
      was woful to him.

M790.8

Conn Cetadhach, son of Donnchadh, was slain in the house of Cumalcaich, in Crich Ua nOlcan, by Flann, son of Congalach. Of the death of Conn was said:

    1. A feast was made by Ua Olcain,
      which was partaken of in odious ale;
      Dregs were given to him by Flann,
      so that he bore away his head after his death.

M790.9

Cathasach, son of Toirpthea, lord of Ui Eathach Iveagh, died.

M790.10

Cudinaisc, son of Conasach, Abbot of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M791.

M791.0

The Age of Christ, 791 recte 796.

M791.1

The twenty sixth year of Donnchadh.

M791.2

Clothchu, bishop and anchorite of Cluain Iraird Clonard;

M791.3

Suibhne, Bishop of Ath Truim Trim, died.

M791.4

Duibhlitter, Abbot of Finnghlais Finglas, died on the 15th of May.

M791.5

Olcobhar, son of Flann, son of Erc, scribe, bishop, and anchorite, died.

M791.6

Colca the Wise died.

M791.7

Seanchan, Abbot of Cill Achaidh Droma Foda Killeigh, and of Birra;

M791.8

Maenach, son of Aenghus, Prior of Lusca Lusk;

M791.9

and Eochaidh, son of Cearnach OEconomus of Ard Macha, died.

M791.10

Maelcobha, son of Flann Feorna, lord of Ciarraighe Luachra in the county of Kerry;

M791.11

Fogartach, son of Cathal, lord of Magh Aei;

M791.12

and Duineachaidh Ua Daire, lord of Ciarraighe Aei, died.

Annal M792.

M792.0

The Age of Christ, 792.

M792.1

Donnchadh, i.e. the son of Domhnall, son of Murchadh, reigned twenty seven years, when he died, after the victory of penance, in the sixty fourth year of his age; in lamentation of whom this quatrain was composed:

    1. Donnchadh of Freamhainn, dreaded prince,
      famed King of Ireland, of the hundred fair greens;
      There is no more mournful loss,
      as he did not quiet his fair.

M792.2

Innreachtach, son of Domhnall, brother of King Donnchadh, died.

M792.3

Dubhdaleithe, son of Sinach, Abbot of Ard Macha, died.

M792.4

Condal, daughter of Murchadh,


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Abbess of Cill Dara;

M792.5

Conamhail, Abbot of Liath;

M792.6

Olcobhar, son of Flann, Airchinneach of Inis Cathaigh;

M792.7

Aelmidhair, OEconomus of Cluain Mic Nois, who was of the Sil Maelruanaidh, died.

M792.8

Cumascach, son of Fogartach, lord of South Breagh, died in religion.

M792.9

Muireadhach, son of Flann Garadh, lord of Cinel Mic Earca, died.

M792.10

Curoi, son of Aenghus, lord of Cinel Laeghaire, died.

Annal M793.

M793.0

The Age of Christ, 793 recte 798.

M793.1

The first year of Aedh Oirdnidhe, son of Niall Frosach, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M793.2

Eudus Ua Dicholla, Abbot of Cill Dara;

M793.3

Connmhach, son of Burbotha, a descendant of Guaire Aidhne, scribe of Cluain Mic Nois;

M793.4

and Eochaidh of Feart Aedha, died.

M793.5

The battle of Druim Righ by Aedh Oirdnighe, wherein were slain the two sons of Domhnall, Finshneachta and Diarmaid; Finshneachta, son of Follamhan; and many others along with them not enumerated. To commemorate which was said:

    1. Though Aedh was slain
      by Domhnall, a greedy triumph;
      By the true fair Aedh
      it was avenged in the battle of Druim Righ.

M793.6

Aedh Oirdnidhe devastated Meath, until it submitted to him.

M793.7

Inis Padraig, was burned by foreigners, and they bore away the shrine of Dochonna; and they also committed depredations between Ireland and Alba Scotland.

M793.8

Affiath, Bishop of Ard Macha,

M793.9

and Aireachtach Ua Faelain, Abbot of Ard Macha, died on the same night.

Annal M794.

M794.0

The Age of Christ, 794 recte 799.

M794.1

The second year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.


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M794.2

Fearadhach, son of Seigheni, Abbot of Reachrainn;

M794.3

Anaile, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, who was of the Ui Briuin, died.

M794.4

St. Siadhal Ua Commain, Abbot of Ceann Lacha, died on the 8th of Marti.

M794.5

Blathmac, son of Guaire, Abbot of Cluain Baedain;

M794.6

Fiannachta, of Fearna;

M794.7

Suibhne, of Cill Delge Kildalkey;

M794.8

and Breslen, of Berre, died.

M794.9

Cluain Iraird Clonard was burned in the beginning of summer.

M794.10

Ailell, son of Innreachtach, lord of Ui Maine Connacht, died.

M794.11

Domhnall, son of Donnchadh, was slain by his brothers.

M794.12

Dunfhlaith, daughter of Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, died.

M794.13

The battle of Dun Gainbhe between the Connaughtmen themselves, wherein fell Coscrach, son of Donn, and Gaisgeadhach, and many others along with them.

M794.14

The battle of Finnabhair, in Teathbha, by Muireadhach, son of Domhnall, in which many chiefs were slain along with Fearghus, son of Ailghil, lord of Cinel Cairbre, with Duibhinnreacht, son of Artghal, with Muireadhach, son of Connmhach, and with Cosgrach, son of Ceithearnach.

M794.15

The Lamhchomhairt at the Michaelmas of this year, which was called the fire from heaven.

M794.16

Faindealach, son of Maenach, Abbot of Ard Macha, died, after Dubhdaleithe had been in contention with him about the abbacy first, and after him Gormghal.

Annal M795.

M795.0

The Age of Christ, 795.

M795.1

The third year of Aedh in the sovereignty.

M795.2

Airmeadhach, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor;

M795.3

Aeldobhar, Abbot of Ros Commain Roscommon;

M795.4

Mimtheanach, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha;

M795.5

Tairdhealbhach, Abbot of Cill Achaidh Killeigh,

M795.6

Loingseach, son of Fiachra, Abbot of Dun Leath Glaisi,


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died.

M795.7

Maelochtraigh, Abbot of Doire Edhnigh, was slain.

M795.8

Connmhach, son of Donat, Abbot of Corcach Mor Cork,

M795.9

and Ferghil Ua Taidhg, scribe of Lusca, died.

M795.10

Ailill, son of Fearghus, lord of South Breagh, was thrown from his horse on the festival of Maccuilinn of Lusca, and he died immediately.

M795.11

A battle was fought between the Cinel Laeghaire and Cinel Ardghail, in which was slain Fiangalach, son of Dunlaing, by Conall, son of Niall, and Conghalach, son of Aenghus.

Annal M796.

M796.0

The Age of Christ, 796 recte 801.

M796.1

The fourth year of Aedh.

M796.2

Breasal, son of Segeni, Abbot of Ia, died, after having been twenty one years in the abbacy.

M796.3

Feidhlimidh Ua Lugadon, Abbot of Cluain Dolcain Clondalkin;

M796.4

Catharnach, son of Cathal Maenmaighe; and Ninnidh, anchorite, died.

M796.5

Ruamnus, Abbot of Domhnach Seachnaill, died.

M796.6

The relics of Ronan, son of Bearach were placed in a shrine formed of gold and silver.

M796.7

Befhail, daughter of Cathal, queen of Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, died.

M796.8

A battle between the Ulidians and the Ui Eathach Cobha, wherein Eochaidh, son of Ailell, lord of Cobha Iveagh, was slain.

M797.0

The Age of Christ, 797 recti 802.

M797.1

The fifth year of Aedh.

M797.2

Ailill, son of Cormac, Abbot of Slaine, a wise man and a learned judge, died.

M797.3

Muireadhach, son of Olcobhar, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;

M797.4

Connachtach, a select scribe, and Abbot of Ia Iona;

M797.5

Clemens, of Tir Da Ghlas;

M797.6

and Macoige, of Aporcrosain, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M797.7

Cosgrach Ua Fraeich, Abbot of


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Lughmhadh Louth, died.

M797.8

Muireadhach, son of Domhnall, lord of Meath, died.

M797.9

Aedh Oirdnidhe went to Meath, and divided Meath between the two sons of Donnchadh, namely, Conchubhar and Ailill.

M797.10

Ailill was slain the year following, by Conchubhar, in a battle.

M797.11

Euginia, daughter of Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, queen of the King of Teamhair i.e. of the King of Breagh, died.

M797.12

Hi Coluim Cille was burned by foreigners, i.e. by the Norsemen.

M797.13

The demolition of Loch Riach by Muirghius, son of Tomaltach.

M797.14

Fearghal, son of Anmchaidh, lord of Osraighe, died.

M797.15

Artri, son of Ailill, lord of Mughdhorna Maighean Cremorne, died.

Annal M798.

M798.0

The Age of Christ, 798 recte 803.

M798.1

The sixth year of Aedh.

M798.2

Flann, son of Narghal, after having suffered sixteen years under severe sickness for God, died.

M798.3

Mac Laisre the Learned, of Inis Muireadhaigh Inishmurry, died.

M798.4

Airfhindan, Abbot of Tamhlacht Maeleruain Tallaght, died.

M798.5

The battle of Rubha Conaill, between the two sons of Donnchadh, in which Ailill was slain by Conchubhar.

M798.6

Oenghus Ua Mughroin, lord of Ui Failghe, was slain through treachery by his own people.

M798.7

Finachta, son of Cellach, was killed.

M798.8

Dunchadh, son of Conghal, lord of Loch Cal, was slain by his brother.

Annal M799.

M799.0

The Age of Christ, 799 recte 804.

M799.1

The seventh year of Aedh.

M799.2

Carabran, Abbot of Lis Mor;

M799.3

Faelan, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Cill Dara;

M799.4

and Cormac, son of Conall, OEconomus of Lusca, died.

M799.5

Duibhinnreacht, son of Cathal, King of Connaught, died.

M799.6

Laeghaire, son of Fearghal, lord of Desmond, died.

M799.7

Domhnall, son of Aedh Muindearg, son of Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, son of Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, lord of the


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North, died.

M799.8

Cinaedh, son of Duinechda, and Cearnach, son of Dunchadh, lord of Mughdhorna Cremorne, died.

M799.9

The devastation of Leinster twice in one month by the Ui Neill, of which was said:

    1. Afterwards he returns to Leinster,
      Aedh, a soldier who shunned not battles;
      The robber king did not cease
      till he left them in dearth.

M799.10

Aedh Oirdnidhe assembled a very great army to proceed into Leinster and devastated Leinster twice in one month. A full muster of the men of Ireland (except the Leinstermen), both laity and clergy, was again made by him and he marched until he reached Dun Cuair, on the confines of Meath and Leinster. Thither came Connmhach, successor of Patrick, having the clergy of Leath Chuinn along with him. It was not pleasing to the clergy to go upon any expedition; they complained of their grievance to the king, and the king, i.e. Aedh, said that he would abide by the award of Fothadh na Canoine; on which occasion Fothadh passed the decision by which he exempted the clergy of Ireland for ever from expeditions and hostings, when he said:

    1. The Church of the living God,
      let her alone, waste her not,
      Let her right be apart,
      as best it ever was.
    2. Every true monk,
      who is of a pure conscience,
      For the Church to which it is due
      let him labour like every servant.
    3. Every soldier from that out,
      who is without religious rule or obedience,
      Is permitted to aid
      the great Aedh son of Niall.
    4. This is the true rule,
      neither more nor less:
      Let every one serve in his vocation
      without murmur or complaint.

      The Church, &c.


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M799.10

Aedh Oirdnidhe afterwards went to the King of Leinster, and obtained his full demand from the Leinstermen; and Finsneachta, King of Leinster, gave him hostages and pledges.

M799.11

There happened great wind, thunder, and lightning, on the day before the festival of Patrick of this year, so that one thousand and ten persons were killed in the territory of Corca Bhaiscinn, and the sea divided the island of Fitha into three parts.

Annal M800.

M800.0

The Age of Christ, 800 recte 805.

M800.1

The eighth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M800.2

Robhartach, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor;.

M800.3

Muireadhach, son of Aimhirgin, Abbot of Leithghlinn;

M800.4

Cuana, Abbot of Mainistir Buite Monasterboice;

M800.5

Maenach, son of Colgan, Abbot of Lusca Lusk;

M800.6

Dubhdabhoireann Ua Dubhain, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard;

M800.7

Fiangus, Abbot of Ros Cre;

M800.8

Cormac, son of Muirghius, Abbot of Baisleac Baslick;

M800.9

Fine, Abbess of Cill Dara, died.

M800.10

Cill Achaidh Killeigh was burned, with its new oratory.

M800.11

Muircheartach, son of Donnghal, lord of Breifne;

M800.12

Maelbracha, son of Breslen, lord of Corca Loighdhe;

M800.13

and Finnachta, son of Donnghal, died.

M800.14

Cearnach, son of Fearghus, lord of Loch Gabhair, died.

M800.15

Finnshneachta, son of Ceallach, King of Leinster, entered into religion.

M800.16

Aedh Oirdnidhe went to Dun Cuair, and divided Leinster between the two Muireadhachs, namely, Muireadhach, son of Ruadhrach, and Muireadhach, son of Bran.

Annal M801.

M801.0

The Age of Christ, 801.

M801.1

The ninth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M801.2

Congal, son of Maenach, Abbot of Slaine, who was a learned sage and a pure virgin;

M801.3

and Loitheach, doctor of Beannchair Bangor, died.

M801.4

Hi Coluim Cille was plundered by foreigners; and great numbers of the laity and clergy were killed by


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them, namely, sixty eight.

M801.5

Flaithiusa, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui Failghe, was slain at Rath Imghain.

M801.6

Tir Da Ghlas Terryglass was burned.

M801.7

Finnachta, son of Ceallach, King of Leinster, took the government again.

M801.8

Connmhach, Judge of Ui Briuin, died.

Annal M802.

M802.0

The Age of Christ, 802 recte 807.

M802.1

The tenth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M802.2

Ceannfaeladh, Bishop of Cluain Fearta Clonfert, died.

M802.3

Elarius, anchorite and scribe of Loch Crea, died.

M802.4

Lemnatha of Cill Manach died.

M802.5

The church of Coluim Cille at Ceanannus was destroyed.

M802.6

Inis Muireadhaigh was burned by foreigners, and they attacked Ros Commain.

M802.7

Cormac, son of Donghalach, lord of the North, died.

M802.8

Murchadh Ua Flainn, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

Annal M803.

M803.0

The Age of Christ, 803 recte 808.

M803.1

The eleventh year of Aedh.

M803.2

Thomas, Bishop, Scribe, and Abbot of Linn Duach;

M803.3

and Faelghus, Abbot of Cill Achaidh, died.

M803.4

Finshneachta, son of Ceallach, King of Leinster, died at Cill Dara.

M803.5

Cinaedh, son of Conchobhar, was slain at Magh Cobha, by the Cruithni


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of Dal Araidhe.

M803.6

A hosting by Muirgheas, son of Tomaltach, with the Connaughtmen about him, to assist Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, to destroy the men of Meath, and they arrived at Tir An Aenaigh. The king, Aedh, came to protect the men of Meath; and he drove Conchobhar and his forces to flight out of it, as if they were goats and sheep. He afterwards burned that part of the country of Meath which was dearest to Donnchadh.

Annal M804.

M804.0

The Age of Christ, 804 recte 809.

M804.1

The twelfth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M804.2

Aedh, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha;

M804.3

Maelfothartaigh, son of Flann, Abbot of Finnabhair Abha and Cill Monai, died.

M804.4

Finbil, Abbess of Cluain Bronaigh,

M804.5

and Dunchu, Abbot of Tealach Lias, were slain.

M804.6

Cuciarain, Prior of Cluain Mic Nois,

M804.7

and Baedan, of Cluain Tuaisceirt, died.

M804.8

A battle by the Ulidians between the two sons of Fiachna, and Cairell defeated Eochaidh.

M804.9

A battle between two parties of the Ui Ceinnsealaigh, in which Ceallach, son of Donnghall, was slain.

M804.10

The plundering of Ulidia by Aedh Oirdnidhe, the king, in revenge of the profanation of the shrine of Patrick, against Dunchu.

M804.11

Fire came from heaven, by which persons were killed in Dearthach Aedhain.

Annal M805.

M805.0

The Age of Christ, 805 recte 810.

M805.1

The thirteenth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M805.2

Caithnia, Abbot of Daimhliag;

M805.3

Tighernach, by whom Daire Melle was founded, Abbot of Cill Achaidh;

M805.4

Guaire, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha;

M805.5

and Maelduin,


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son of Donnghal, OEconomus of Ard Macha, died.

M805.6

Maelfothartaigh, i.e. the scribe, son of Aedhghal, Abbot of Airegal Dachiarog, died.

M805.7

Anluan, son of Conchobhar, lord of Aidhne, died.

M805.8

Tadhg and Flaithnia, two sons of Muirgheas, son of Tomaltach, were slain by the Luighni; and Luighne Leyny was laid waste by Muirgheas, in revenge of them. A hero of the Luighni said:

    1. Muirgheas slew my son,
      which very much wounded me;
      It was I that struck the sword
      into the throat of Tadhg afterwards.

M805.9

Cathal, son of Fiachra, lord of Rath Airthir and Feara Cul, died.

M805.10

Gormghal, son of Dindaghaigh, Abbot of Ard Macha and Cluain Eois, died.

Annal M806.

M806.0

The Age of Christ, 806 recte 811.

M806.1

The fourteenth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M806.2

Tuathghal, Abbot of the religious seniors of Cluain;

M806.3

Blathmac Ua Muirdheabhair, Abbot of Dearmhach;

M806.4

and Dimman of Aradh, anchorite, died.

M806.5

The prevention of the celebration of the fair of Tailtin, so that neither horse nor chariot was run, by Aedh, son of Niall; i.e. the family of Tamhlacht prevented it, in consequence of the violation of Termon of Tamhlacht Maelruain. Aedh Oirdnidhe afterwards gave their full demand to the family of Tamhlacht, together with many gifts.

M806.6

In this year the Ceile Dei came over the sea, with


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dry feet, without a vessel; and a written roll was given him from heaven, out of which he preached to the Irish, and it was carried up again when the sermon was finished. This ecclesiastic used to go every day southwards across the sea, after finishing his preaching. It was in it i.e. this year, moreover, that the cakes were converted into blood, and the blood flowed from them when being cut. It was in it also the birds used to speak with human voice.

M806.7

Admoer, daughter of Aedh Laighen, died at an advanced age, after a well spent life.

M806.8

Connmhach, son of Dubhdalethe, Abbot of Ard Macha, died suddenly.

M807.0

The Age of Christ, 807 recte 812.

M807.1

The fifteenth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M807.2

Flann, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Finnghlais, scribe, anchorite, and bishop, died.

M807.3

Eochaidh, bishop and anchorite, successor of Maelruain of Tamhlacht;

M807.4

Cobhthach, Abbot of Saighir;

M807.5

Cathasach, son of Aedh, Prior of Ard Macha, and abbot of many other churches;

M807.6

and Flaithbheartach, Abbot of Cill Mor Emhir, died.

M807.7

Abel Berchi died.

M807.8

Eochaidh, son of Fiachna, son of Aedh Roin, and Caireall, his brother, gave battle to each other, in which Eochaidh was defeated.

M807.9

Flann, son of Conghalach, lord of Cianachta;

M807.10

Aedh Roin, lord of Corca Bhais Cinn, died.

M807.11

A slaughter was made of the foreigners by the men of Umhall.

M807.12

A slaughter was made of the Conmaicni by the foreigners.

M807.13

The slaughter of Calraighe Luirg by the Ui Briuin.

M807.14

A slaughter was made of the Ui Mic Uais by the Corca Roidhe of Meath.

M807.15

A slaughter was made of the foreigners by Cobhthach, son of Maelduin, lord of Loch Lein.

M807.16

Cosgrach, son of Niallghus,


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lord of Garbhros,

M807.17

and Cearnach, son of Flaithnia, lord of Mughdhorna Breagh, died.

M807.18

Torbach, son of Gorman, scribe, lector, and Abbot of Ard Macha, died. He was of the Cinel Torbaigh, i e. the Ui Ceallaigh Breagh; and of these was Conn na mbocht, who was at Cluain Mic Nois, who was called Conn na mbocht from the number of paupers which he always supported.

Annal M808.

M808.0

The Age of Christ, 808 recte 813.

M808.1

The sixteenth year of Aedh.

M808.2

Conall, son of Daimhtheach, Abbot of Treoit;

M808.3

Ceallach, son of Eochaidh, Abbot of Cill Toma;

M808.4

Fearadhach, son of Scannal, scribe and Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh;

M808.5

and Conghaltach, son of Etguini, Prior of Cluain Fearta, died.

M808.6

Dunlaing, son of Flannchaidh, lord of Ui Eathach, died.

M808.7

A battle between the men of Umhall and the foreigners, in which the men of Umhall were slaughtered, and Cosgrach, son of Flannabhrat, and Dunadhach, lord of Umhall, were slain.

M808.8

Toictheach Ua Tighearnaigh, of Tir Imchlair, Abbot of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M809.

M809.0

The Age of Christ, 809 recte 814.

M809.1

The seventeenth year of Aedh.

M809.2

Edirscel, son of Ceallach, Bishop and Abbot of Gleann Da Locha;

M809.3

Feidhlimidh, Abbot of Cill Moinne, anchorite and celebrated scribe;

M809.4

Foircheallach of Fobhar, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, one of the Gaileanga Mora;

M809.5

Orthanach, Abbot of Cill Foibrigh;

M809.6

Cinaedh, son of Ceallach, Bishop and Airchinneach of Trelecc;

M809.7

Fearadhach, Abbot of Saighir;

M809.8

Maelduin, Bishop and Airchinneach of Eachdhruim;

M809.9

Blathmac, son of Aelghus, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas;

M809.10

Ronan Ua Lochdeirc, bishop;

M809.11

Blathmac, fosterson of Colgan, Abbot of Innis Bo Finne;

M809.12

and Suibhne, son of Maenach, OEconomus of Slaine, died.

M809.13

Tuathal, son of


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Dubhta, scribe, wise man, and doctor of Cluain Mic Nois,

M809.14

and Boelgaile of Achadh Ur, died.

M809.15

Broean, son of Rudhrach, hero of Leinster;

M809.16

Niall, son of Aedh, lord of Ui Cormaic, died.

M809.17

Bruadar, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

Annal M810.

M810.0

The Age of Christ, 810 recte 815.

M810.1

The eighteenth year Aed Oirdnidhe.

M810.2

Ceallach, son of Conghal, Abbot of Ia Coluim Chille,

M810.3

Conchobhar, Abbot of Saighir;

M810.4

Ceile Isa, Abbot of Cill Moinne;

M810.5

Maelcanaigh, anchorite of Lughmhadh;

M810.6

Cathasach, Abbot of Cille Ite;

M810.7

Gormlaith, daughter of Flaithniath, Abbess of Cluain Bronaigh,

M810.8

and Muirgheas, son of Tomaltach the father of Tadhg Mor, King of Connaught, King of Connaught, died.

M810.9

Colman, son of Niall, was slain by the Cinel Conaill.

M810.10

A battle was afterwards fought by Aedh against the Cinel Conaill, in which Rogheallach, son of Flaithgheas, was slain.

M810.11

The plundering of Cluain Creamha: and the slaying within it of some of the men of Breifne, and of the Sil Cathail.

M810.12

Conall, son of Niall, lord of South Breagh, died.

M810.13

Focharta, son of Cearnach, half chieftain of South Breagh, died.

M810.14

Nuadha, Abbot of Ard Macha, went to Connaught.

M810.15

A hosting was made by Aedh Oirdnidhe against the Cinel Conaill, by which Roghallach, son of Flaithghius, was slain.

Annal M811.

M811.0

The Age of Christ, 811 recte 816.

M811.1

The nineteenth year of Aedh.


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M811.2

Suibhne, son of Cuanach, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, one of the Ui Briuin Seola;

M811.3

and Joseph, scribe of Ros Commain, died.

M811.4

Ceallach, son of Muirghius, Abbot of Druim Caradh, died.

M811.5

Cluain Mic Nois was burned.

M811.6

In thirty days afterwards a victory was gained by Diarmaid, son of Tomaltach, over the Ui Fiachrach Muirisce.

M811.7

Foibhren, in the territory of Graicrighe was burned and plundered, and numbers were slain there.

M811.8

Tuathal, son of Domhnall, lord of Airthear Liffe;

M811.9

Dunghal, son of Cuana, lord of Feara Rois;

M811.10

Irghalach, son of Maelumha, lord of Corca Soghain;

M811.11

Nuadha of Loch Uamha, bishop, anchorite, and abbot of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M812.

M812.0

The Age of Christ, 812 recte 817.

M812.1

The twentieth year of Aedh.

M812.2

Tibraide, son of Cethernach, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;

M812.3

Maeltuile, Abbot of Beannchair;

M812.4

Connmhach, son of Donat, Abbot of Corcach;

M812.5

Cumasgach, son of Cearnach, OEconomus of Ard Macha, died.

M812.6

The oratory of Fobhar was


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burned.

M812.7

Cathal, son of Artrach, lord of Mughdhorna;

M812.8

Maelduin, lord of Feara Rois;

M812.9

Gormghal, lord of Magh Itha;

M812.10

Dunghal, lord of Ard Cianachta;

M812.11

and Cathal, son of Ailell, lord of Ui Fiachrach, died.

M812.12

A battle between the men of South Breagh and the Cianachta, in which many of the Cianachta were slain.

Annal M813.

M813.0

The Age of Christ, 813.

M813.1

The twenty first year of Aedh.

M813.2

Maelduin, son of Ceannfaeladh, Bishop of Rath Both;

M813.3

Cucruithne, successor of Colman Ela;

M813.4

and Siadhail, Abbot and Bishop of Ros Commain, died.

M813.5

Ainbhcheallach, son of Daelghus, lord of Ui Fothaidh Tire, died.

M813.6

Muireadhach, son of Bran, half king of Leinster, died.

Annal M814.

M814.0

The Age of Christ, 814.

M814.1

The twenty second year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M814.2

Innreachtach, Bishop of Cill Mic Duach;

M814.3

Fearghus of Rath Luirigh, Abbot of Finnghlais;

M814.4

Cilleni, Abbot of Fearna;

M814.5

Duibhinsi, scribe of Cluain Mic Nois;

M814.6

Cumasgach, son of Cearnach, OEconomus of Ard Macha;

M814.7

and Ailbhe of Ceann Mhara, died.

M814.8

Cuchoingealta, son of Cathal, lord of South Leinster, died.

Annal M815.

M815.0

The Age of Christ, 815.

M815.1

The twenty third year of Aedh.

M815.2

Reachtabhra Ua hAndola, Abbot of Daimhinis, died.

M815.3

Aedh Oirdnidhe went a second time with a very great army to Dun Cuar, and divided Leinster between the two grandsons of Bran.

M815.4

There were unusual ice and great snow in this year, from Christmas to Shrovetide.

Annal M816.

M816.0

The Age of Christ, 816.

M816.1

The twenty fourth year of Aedh.

M816.2

Airbheartach of Cill Dara;

M816.3

and Dima, son of Fianghus, Abbot of Ros Cre, died.

M816.4

Mac Lachtna, lord of Ciarraighe Luachra, died.

M816.5

The battle of Rath Fhearadh by the chieftains


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of Ui Briuin, Diarmaid, son of Tomaltach, and Maelcothaigh, son of Fogartach, against the lord of Ui Maine, Cathal, son of Murchadh, in Dealbhna Nuadhat, between the Suca and the Sinnainn, where Cathal and many other nobles along with him were slain.

M816.6

A battle between the Ulidians themselves, in which Caireall, son of Fiachna, King of Ulidia, was slain by Muireadhach, son of Eochaidh.

M816.7

Diarmaid, Abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, went to Alba Scotland.

M817.0

The Age of Christ, 817.

M817.1

Reachtabhra Ua Muichtighearn, wise man and Abbot of Imleach Iubhair;

M817.2

Muireadhach, son of Crunnmhael, Abbot of Disert Ternog;

M817.3

Crunnmhael, son of Ailell, successor of Cianan of Daimhliag;

M817.4

Laisren of Cill Dara;

M817.5

Crunnmhael of Tigh Munna;

M817.6

and Connmach Ua Cathail, wise man of Cluain Fearta Brenainn, died.

M817.7

The devastation of the territory of Cualann, and of Leinster as far as Gleann Da Locha, by Aedh Oirdnidhe.

M817.8

A battle between the Cinel Conaill and Cinel Eoghain, in which Maelbreasail, son of Murchadh, lord of Cinel Conaill, was slain by Murchadh, son of Maelduin.

M817.9

Cathal, son of Dunlaing, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.

M817.10

Conghalach, son of Fearghal, lord of Feara Cul, died.

M817.11

After Aedh Oirdnidhe, the son of Niall Frasach, had been twenty five years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died at Ath Da Fhearta, in Magh Conaille, after the victory of penance.

M817.12

Artri, son of Conchobhar, went to Connaught with the shrine of Patrick.

M817.13

The plundering of Leinster, by Aedh Oirdnidhe, i.e. the territory of Cualann, as far as Gleann Da Locha.

Annal M818.

M818.0

The Age of Christ, 818.

M818.1

The first year of Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M818.2

Maeltuile, Abbot of


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Beannchair;

M818.3

Crunnmhael, son of Odhran, Abbot of Cluain Iraird;

M818.4

and Dalach, son of Conghus, successor of Cianan of Daimhliag, died.

M818.5

An army was led by Murchadh, son of Maelduin, to Druim Indech, having the Ui Neill of the North along with him. Conchobhar, King of Ireland, with the Ui Neill of the South and the Leinstermen, came from the South, on the other hand; and when they came to one place, it happened, through the miracles of God, that they separated from each other for that time without slaughter, or one of them spilling a drop of the other's blood.

Annal M819.

M819.0

The Age of Christ, 819.

M819.1

The second year of Conchobhar.

M819.2

Ceannfaeladh, son of Ruaman, scribe, bishop, anchorite, and Abbot of Ath Truim,

M819.3

and Flann of Dairinis, died.

M819.4

The plundering of Edar by the foreigners, who carried off a great prey of women.

The plundering of Beg Eire and Dairinis Caemhain by them also.

M819.5

An army was led by Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, to Ard Achadh of Sliabh Fuaid, and all the Airtheara were devastated by him, as far as Eamhain Macha.

Annal M820.

M820.0

The Age of Christ, 820.

M820.1

The third year of Conchobhar.

M820.2

Mac Riagail Ua Maglena, scribe, Bishop, and Abbot of Birra;

M820.3

Laithbheartach, son of Aenghus, Bishop of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;

M820.4

Eocha Ua Tuathail, anchorite, Bishop, and Abbot of Lughmhadh;

M820.5

Olcobhar, son of Cummuscach, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;

M820.6

Forbhasach, Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh;

M820.7

and Aildeabhair of Cill Manach, died.

M820.8

An army was led by Murchadh, son of Maelduin, having the men of the North with him, until he arrived at Ard Breacain. The men of Breagh and the race of Aedh Slaine went over to him, and gave him hostages at Druim Fearghusa.

M820.9

Cumascach, son of Tuathal, lord of Ard Cianachta, was


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M820.10

A victory was gained over the men of Ard Cianachta, in the battle of Carn Conain, by Comascach, son of Conghalach, wherein was slain Eodhos, son of Tighearnach, and many others along with him.

M820.11

A victory was gained by the Ui Garbhain and the Cuircne over the Dealbhna.

M820.12

The plundering of Inis Doimhle and Corcach Cork by the foreigners.

Annal M821.

M821.0

The Age of Christ, 821.

M821.1

The fourth year of Conchobhar.

M821.2

Diarmaid, son of Donnchadh, Abbot of Ross Each;

M821.3

Dubhdachrich, son of Maeltuile, Abbot of Cill Achaidh;

M821.4

Muireadhach, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Cill Dara;

M821.5

Seachnasach of Loch Cendin, Bishop and anchorite,

M821.6

Cucaech, Abbot of Cluain Uamha;

M821.7

Forbhasach, successor of Bairre of Corcach.

M821.8

Sealbhach of Inis Pich;

M821.9

and Conghal, son of Irghalach, Prior of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M821.10

Fineachta, son of Badhbhchadh, lord of the Deisi, died.

M821.11

Fearghal, son of Catharnach, lord of Loch Riach, died.

M821.12

Conaing, son of Conghal, lord of Teathbha, died.

M821.13

The deposing of Murchadh, son of Maelduin, by Niall Caille, son of Aedh Oirdnidhe, and by the Cinel Eoghain.


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Annal M822.

M822.0

The Age of Christ, 822.

M822.1

The fifth year of Conchobhar in the sovereignty.

M822.2

Muireadhach, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Conlaedh, died.

M822.3

The plundering of Beannchair by the foreigners; the oratory was broken, and the relics of Comhghall were shaken from the shrine in which they were, as Comhghall himself had foretold, when he said:

    1. It will be true, true,
      by the will of the supreme King of kings,
      My bones shall be brought, without defect,
      from the beloved Beannchair to Eantrobh.

M822.4

Niall, son of Fearghus, lord of Ui Forannain, died.

M822.5

The battle of Finnabhair between the men of Teathbha themselves, in which Aedh, son of Fogartach, and many others, were slain.

M822.6

Eochaidh, son of Breasal, lord of Dal Araidhe of the North, was slain by his own people.

M822.7

Spealan, son of Sloigheadhach, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne;

M822.8

Tighearnach, son of Cathmogha, lord of Aidhne;

M822.9

and Finnagan, son of Cosgrach, lord of Breaghmhaine, died.

M822.10

The law of Patrick was promulgated over Munster by Felim, son of Crimhthann, and by Airtri, son of Conchobhar, i.e. Bishop of Ard Macha.

Annal M823.

M823.0

The Age of Christ, 823.

M823.1

The sixth year of Conchobhar.

M823.2

Cuana of Lughmhadh, wise man and bishop;

M823.3

Diarmaid, grandson of Aedh Roin, who was an anchorite, and a distinguished doctor;

M823.4

Cuimneach, Abbot of Finnghlais;

M823.5

Aedhan, Abbot of Tamhlacht Maeleruain;

M823.6

Suibhne, son of Fearghus; Abbot of Dun Leathglaisi, anchorite and Bishop;

M823.7

Flannabhra, Abbot of Magh Bile;

M823.8

Colman, son of Aileall, Abbot of Slaine, and also of other churches in France and Ireland;

M823.9

Maelrubha, anchorite, Bishop and Abbot of Ard Breacain;

M823.10

Flann,


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son of Foircheallach, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.

M823.11

Fearghal, son of Cathasach, lord of Loch Riach, died.

M823.12

Aenghus, son of Maelduin, lord of Loch Gabhar, died.

M823.13

Blathmac, son of Flann, received the crown of martyrdom, for he was killed by the foreigners at I Coluim Cille.

M823.14

Dun Da Leathghlas was plundered by the foreigners.

M823.15

The burning by them, moreover, of Magh Bile, with its oratories,

M823.16

and the plundering of Inis Doimhle.

M823.17

A battle was gained in Magh Inis Lecale by the Ulidians over the foreigners, wherein many were slain.

M823.18

A victory was gained by the foreigners over the Osraighi.

M823.19

Maelbreasail, son of Ailell Cobha, lord of Dal Araidhe, died.

Annal M824.

M824.0

The Age of Christ, 824.

M824.1

The seventh year of Conchobhar.

M824.2

Clemens, bishop, Abbot of Cluain Iraird;

M824.3

Ruthmael, Bishop and Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn, died.

M824.4

Connmhach, son of Saerghus, Abbot of Ros Ailithir;

M824.5

and Baethlocha, Abbot of Birra, died.

M824.6

Maelduin, son of Gormghal, lord of Ui Meith, died in religion.

M824.7

Diarmaid, son of Niall, lord of South Breagh;

M824.8

Niall, son of Diarmaid, lord of Meath, died.

M824.9

Art, son of Diarmaid, lord of Teathbha, was slain.

M824.10

The burning of Dealbhna Beathra by Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann.

M824.11

The law of Patrick was promulgated throughout the three divisions of Connaught by Airtri, son of Conchobhar, i.e. Bishop of Ard Macha.

Annal M825.

M825.0

The Age of Christ, 825.

M825.1

The eighth year of Conchobhar.

M825.2

Echtghus, successor of Maelruain of Tamhlacht, died.

M825.3

Abnier, Abbot of Cill Achaidh, died.

M825.4

Maenach, son of Crunnmhael, Prior of Feara Rois, died.

M825.5

The violation of Eoghan Mainistreach, as to the primacy of Ard Macha; for Cumasgach, son of Cathal, lord of Airghialla, forcibly drove him from it, and set up Airtri, son of Conchobhar (half brother of Cumasgach by the mother), in his place.

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the successorship of Patrick, for he (i.e. Niall) was powerful in Ulster:
    1. Say to Niall that not lucky for him will be
      the curse of Eoghan, son of Anmchadh;
      He will not be in the kingdom in which he is,
      unless his spiritual adviser be abbot.

The summary result was, that Niall mustered his forces, namely, the races of Conall and Eoghan; and Cumusgach, lord of Airghialla, and Muireadhach, son of Eochadh, lord of Ui Eathach Uladh, mustered the Airghialla and the Ulidians; and a spirited battle was fought between them, i. e. the battle of Leithi Cam, in Magh Enir. It was to foretell this battle that Dachiarog, i.e. the Saint of Airigul, prophesied:

    1. Lethi Cam!
      great heroes shall perish there,
      They shall be caught at Leth Luin,
      though far, though late, though slow.

It was to predict the same battle that Beg mac De said:

    1. Leithe Cam!
      a fierce pair there shall meet;
      Eoghan shall be king over Eoghan;
      noble the conflict which will be there.

This was fulfilled accordingly, for the victory was gained over the troops of Aileach, by the Airghialla, on the two first days; but on the third day, when Niall himself came into the battle at Leithi Luin, in the vicinity of Leithi Cam, the Airghialla were defeated, cut down, and pursued to Craebh Caille, over the Callainn, to the west of Ard Macha; and the battle was gained over the Ulidians and Airghialla, and a slaughter made of them. There were slain here Cumusgach and Conghalach, two sons of Cathal, and other nobles of the Airghialla. Eoghan afterwards assumed the arch successorship, which he retained for a period of nine years afterwards, through the power of Niall Caille, &c. A senior of the family of Ard Macha said, after the slaughter of the Airghialla in the battle of Leithi Cam:


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    1. Not well have we gained our goal,
      not well have we passed by Leire;
      Not well have we taken Eoghan
      in preference to any pilgrim in Ireland.

M825.6

A royal meeting at Birra between Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, King of Ireland, and Feidhlimidh, i.e. son of Crimhthann, King of Munster.

M825.7

Flaitheamh, son of Donghalach, lord of the North, was killed.

M825.8

Cormac, son of Domhnall, lord of Deisi, died.

M825.9

Lusca was plundered by the foreigners.

M825.10

Flannghus, son of Loingseach, Abbot of Ard Macha, died.

M825.11

The destruction of the fair of Tailltin, against the Gaileanga, by Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, on which occasion many were slain.

M825.12

The destruction of the fair of Colman by Muireadhach, against the South Leinstermen, where many were slain.

M825.13

The destruction of Dun Laighen, at Druim, by the Pagans, where Conaing, son of Cuchongelt, lord of the Fortuatha, was slain, with many others.

Annal M826.

M826.0

The Age of Christ, 826.

M826.1

The ninth year of Conchobhar.

M826.2

Aedh, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Cill Dara;

M826.3

Robhartach, son of Cathasach, airchinneach of Cluain Mor Arda;

M826.4

Connmhach Ua Loichene, Abbot of Saighir;

M826.5

Murchiu, Abbot of Druimineasclainn;

M826.6

Ciaran the Wise, of Ros Cre;

M826.7

and Clemens, Abbot of Linn Duachaill, died.

M826.8

The martyrdom of Temhnen, anchorite, by the foreigners.

M826.9

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Ui Ceinnsealaigh.

M826.10

A battle was gained by Leathlobhar, son of Loingseach, King of Ulidia, over the foreigners.

M826.11

Muireadhach, son of Ruadhrach, King of Leinster, died.

M826.12

Cinaedh, son of Moghron, lord of Ui Failghe, died.

M826.13

Uada, son of Diarmaid, lord of Teathbha, was slain.

M827.0

The Age of Christ, 827.

M827.1

The tenth year of Conchobhar.

M827.2

Maeldobharchon, Abbot of Cill Uasaille;

M827.3

Cormac, son of Muirgheas, Abbot of Seantrabh;

M827.4

Maelumha, son of Ceithearnach, Prior of Finnabhair;

M827.5

Aedhan Ua Condumhai, scribe of Dearmhach;

M827.6

and Cearbhall, son of Finnachta, lord of Dealbhna Beathra, died.

M827.7

Drugan, son of Tadhg, lord of Ui Meith, died.

Annal M828.

M828.0

The Age of Christ, 828.

M828.1

The eleventh year of Conchobhar.

M828.2

Cormac, son of Suibhne, Abbot of Cluain Iraird, scribe and bishop;

M828.3

Tibraide, son of Rechtabhar, Abbot of Cluain Dolcain;

M828.4

Joseph, son of Nechtain, Abbot of Ros Commain;

M828.5

Siadhal, son of Fearadhach, Abbot of Cill Dara;

M828.6

Cailti, son of Erc, Abbot of Fidh Duin;

M828.7

Ceallach son of Condmhach, anchorite of Diseart Ceallaigh, [died].

M828.8

Muiriccan of Cill Dara [died].

M828.9

Aenghus, son of Donnchadh, lord of Tealach Midhe, died.

M828.10

Finneachta, son of Bodhbhchadh, lord of Cinel-Mic-Erca, died.

M828.11

Dunchadh, son of Conaing, lord of Cianachta, died.

M828.12

Follamhain, son of Donnchadh, was slain by the Munstermen.

Annal M829.

M829.0

The Age of Christ, 829.

M829.1

The twelfth year of Conchobhar.

M829.2

Airmheadhach, successor of Finnen of Magh Bile, was drowned.

M829.3

Muirenn, Abbess of Cill Dara, died.

M829.4

Ceithearnach, son of Dunchu, scribe, priest, and wise man of Ard Macha,


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died.

M829.5

The plundering of Conaille by the foreigners, who took Maelbrighde, its king, and Canannan, his brother, and carried them with them to their ships.

M829.6

Suibhne, son of Fairneach, Abbot of Ard Macha for the space of two months, died.

M829.7

Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann, with the forces of Munster and Leinster, came to Finnabhair Breagh, to plunder the men of Breagh; and the Liffe was plundered by Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, King of Ireland.

Annal M830.

M830.0

The Age of Christ, 830.

M830.1

The thirteenth year of Conchobhar.

M830.2

The first plundering of Ard Macha. Ard Macha was plundered thrice in one month by the foreigners, and it had never been plundered by strangers before.

M830.3

The plundering of Daimhliag and the tribe of Cianachta, with all their churches, by the foreigners. Oilill, son of Colgan, was also taken prisoner by them.

M830.4

The plundering of Lughmhadh and Mucshnamh, and Ui Meith, and Druim Mic hUa Blae, and of other churches, by them also. Tuathal, son of Fearadhach, was carried off by the foreigners, and the shrine of Adamnan from Domhnach Maighen.

Annal M831.

M831.0

The Age of Christ, 831.

M831.1

The fourteenth year of Conchobhar.

M831.2

Reachtghal, son of Suibhne, priest of Ard Macha, died.

M831.3

The plundering of Rath Luirigh and Connor by the foreigners.

M831.4

The plundering of Lis Mor Mochuda.


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M831.5

The burning of Tearmann Chiarain by Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann.

M831.6

The plundering of Dealbhna Beathra thrice by him also.

M831.7

The plundering of Cill Dara by Ceallach, son of Bran.

M831.8

Cinaedh, son of Eochaidh, lord of Dal Araidhe of the North, was slain.

M831.9

Cinaedh, son of Arthrach, lord of Cualann, and Diarmaid, son of Ruadhrach, lord of Airthear Life, died.

M831.10

After Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, had been fourteen years in the monarchy of Ireland, he died, after the victory of penance.

Annal M832.

M832.0

The Age of Christ, 832.

M832.1

The first year of Niall Caille, son of Aedh Oirdnidhe, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M832.2

Reachtabhra, Abbot of Cill Achaidh;

M832.3

and Irghalach, Abbot of Saighir, died.

M832.4

A battle was gained by Niall Caille and Murchadh over the foreigners, at Doire Chalgaigh, where a slaughter was made of them.

M832.5

The plundering of Cluain Dolcain by the foreigners.

M832.6

A great number of the family of Cluain Mic Nois were slain by Feidhlimidh, son of Crumhthan, King of Caiseal; and all their termon was burned by him, to the door of the church. In like manner did he treat the family of Dearmhach, also to the door of its church.

M832.7

Diarmaid, son of Tomaltach, King of Connaught, died.

M832.8

Cobhthach, son of Maelduin, lord of West Munster, was slain.

M832.9

The plundering of Loch Bricrenn, against Conghalach, son of Eochaidh, by the foreigners;


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and he was taken prisoner, and afterwards killed at their ships.

M832.10

Artri, son of Conchobhar, Abbot of Ard Macha, died; he was brother of the King of Oirghialla.

M832.11

Ruaidhri, son of Maelfothartach, half chieftain of Ui Crimhthainn, died.

Annal M833.

M833.0

The Age of Christ, 833.

M833.1

The second year of Niall Caille.

M833.2

Tuathchar, Bishop and scribe of Cill Dara;

M833.3

Affric, Abbess of Cill Dara;

M833.4

Dunlaing, Abbot of Corcach;

M833.5

and Finnachta, Abbot of Cill Ite, died.

M833.6

Ceallach, son of Bran, King of Leinster, died.

M833.7

Cinaedh, son of Conaing, Iord of Breagh,

M833.8

and Diarmaid, son of Conaing, lord of Teathbha, died.

M833.9

A battle was gained over the Danes by Dunadhach, son of Scannlan, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, wherein many were slain.

M833.10

The plundering of Gleann Da Locha, Slaine, and Finnabhair Abha, by the foreigners.

M833.11

Dunadhach, son of Scannlan, lord of Gabhra, died.

M833.12

Suibhne, son of Artrach, lord of Mughdhorna, was killed by his own tribe.

M833.13

Conghalach, son of Aenghus, lord of Cinel Laeghaire, died.

M833.14

Eoghan Mainistreach, Abbot of Ard Macha and Cluain Eraird, died.

Annal M834.

M834.0

The Age of Christ, 834.

M834.1

The third year of Niall.

M834.2

Breasal, son of Cormac; Airchinneach, Abbot of Cill Dumha and other churches;

M834.3

Aedhagan, son of Torbach, Abbot of Lughmhadh, died on his pilgrimage at Cluain Mic Nois. Eoghan, the son of this Aedhagan, remained at Cluain Mic Nois, and from him descended Meic Cuinn Na mBocht there.

M834.4

Cumasgach, son of Aenghus, Prior of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M834.5

Caenchomhrac, son of Siadhal, OEconomus of


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Cill Dara, died.

M834.6

A hosting was made by Niall Caille, King of Ireland, into Leinster; and he appointed a king over them, namely, Bran, son of Faelan, and obtained his demand.

M834.7

The plundering of Meath by Niall Caille; and it was burned by him as far as the house of Maelconoc, lord of Dealbhna Beathra, at Bodhammair.

M834.8

The plundering of Fearna, Cluain Mor Maedhog, and Druim hIng, by the foreigners. The burning of Mungairid and other churches in Ormond by them also.

M834.9

Fearghus son of Badhbhchadh, lord of Carraig Brach Aidhe, was slain by the Munstermen.

M834.10

Dunadhach, son of Scannlan, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

M834.11

Eochaidh, son of Cuchongalt, lord of Ui Tuirtre, died.

M834.12

The capture of Cairbre, son of Cathal, lord of South Leinster.

M834.13

Cluain Mic Nois was profaned by Cathal, son of Ailell, lord of Ui Maine, against the prior, Flann, son of Flaithbheartach, one of the Ui Forga of Munster, whom he cast into the Sinainn, and killed. The rights of seven churches were for this given to Ciaran, and a great consideration.

M834.14

A defeat was given by Cathal, son of Ailill, to Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann, King of Caiseal, in Magh I, where many were slain; of which was said:

    1. The Connaughtmen were mighty;
      in Magh I they were not feeble;
      Let any one inquire of Feidhlimidh,
      whence Loch na Calla is named.

M834.15

A change of abbots at Ard Macha, i.e. Forannan of Rath Mic Malais in place of Diarmaid Ua Tighearnaigh.


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Annal M835.

M835.0

The Age of Christ, 835.

M835.1

The fourth year of Niall.

M835.2

Forbhasach, Bishop and anchorite of Lusca,

M835.3

and Suibhne, son of Joseph, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died.

M835.4

Ceallach, son of Forbhasach, airchinneach of Ros Commain, was slain.

M835.5

Saerghus, Abbot of Dearmhach;

M835.6

Fiachra, son of Dubhdachrich, Abbot of Cluain Foda Librain;

M835.7

and Robhartach, son of Maeluidhir, Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh, died.

M835.8

Dunlang, son of Cathasaigh, successor of Bara of Corcach, died.

M835.9

The taking of the oratory of Cill Dara upon Forannan, Abbot of Ard Macha, with all the congregation of Patrick likewise, by Feidhlimidh, by battle and arms; and the clergy were taken by him with their submission.

M835.10

Cluain Mor Maedhog was burned on Christmas night by the foreigners; and a great number was slain by them, and many prisoners were carried off. The oratory of Gleann Da Locha was also burned by them. All the country of Connaught was likewise desolated by them.

M835.11

Great produce both of masts and acorns, which so choked up the brooks that they ceased running.

M835.12

Cill Dara was plundered by the foreigners of Inbher Deaa, and half the church was burned by them.

M835.13

Cairbre, son of Maelduin, lord of Loch Gabhar, was slain by Maelcearnaigh.

M835.14

Diarmaid Archbishop of Ard Macha went to Connaught with the law of Patrick.

M835.15

Gofraidh, son of Fearghus, chief of Oirghialla, went to Alba, to strengthen the Dal Riada, at the request of Cinaeth, son of Ailpin.


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Annal M836.

M836.0

The Age of Christ, 836.

M836.1

The fifth year of Niall Caille.

M836.2

Flaithri, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe, bishop and anchorite;

M836.3

Fedach, Abbot of Cill Delge;

M836.4

and Martin, Abbot of Cluain Caein, died.

M836.5

A victory was gained over the Munstermen by Cathal, son of Muirghius.

M836.6

Cathal, son of Muirghius, son of Tomaltach, King of Connaught, died soon after.

M836.7

Riagan, son of Finnachta, half king of Leinster, died.

M836.8

Maelduin, son of Seachnasach, lord of Feara Cul, died.

M836.9

Dubh Litir Odhar, of Teamhair, was taken prisoner by the foreigners, who afterwards put him to death in his gyves, at their ships, and thus he fell by them!

M836.10

A fleet of sixty ships of Norsemen on the Boyne. Another fleet of sixty ships on the Abhainn Liphthe. These two fleets plundered and spoiled Magh Liphthe and Magh Breagh, both churches and habitations of men, and goodly tribes, flocks, and herds.

M836.11

A battle was gained by the men of Breagh over the foreigners in Mughdhorna Breagh; and six score of the foreigners were slain in that battle.

M836.12

A battle was gained by the foreigners, at Inbhear Na mBarc, over all the Ui Neill, from the Sinainn to the sea, where such slaughter was made as never


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before was heard of; however, the kings and chieftains, the lords and toparchs, escaped without slaughter or mutilation.

M836.13

The churches of Loch Eirne were destroyed by the foreigners, with Cluain Eois and Daimhinis, &c.

M836.14

The churches of Laichtene, Inis Cealtra, and Cill Finnche, were burned by the foreigners.

M836.15

The plundering of the race of Cairbre Crom by Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann.

M836.16

Saxolbh, chief of the foreigners, was slain by the Cianachta.

M836.17

A slaughter was made of the foreigners at Eas Ruaidh.

M836.18

A slaughter of them at Carn Fearadhaigh.

M836.19

The victory of Fearta was gained by the foreigners.

M836.20

The first taking of Ath Cliath by the foreigners.

M837.0

The Age of Christ, 837.

M837.1

The sixth year of Niall.

M837.2

St. Dochata, holy bishop and anchorite, finished his virtuous life in this world, and resigned his spirit to heaven.

M837.3

Cormac, Bishop and scribe of Cill Foibrich, died.

M837.4

Tighearnach, son of Aedh, Abbot of Finnabhair Abha and other churches, died.

M837.5

Egnech of Cill Delge, bishop, abbot, and scribe, was killed, with all his people, by the Gaileanga.

M837.6

Bran of Finnghlais, bishop and scribe, died.

M837.7

Ceallach, son of Cairbre, Abbot of Ath Truim, died.

M837.8

Ruaidhri, son of Donnchadh, Prior of Cluain Irard, and abbot of other churches too, died.

M837.9

Domhnall, son of Aedh, Abbot of Druim Urchaille, died.

M837.10

Ceallach, son of Cosgrach, Abbot of Airegal Ciarog, died.

M837.11

A great royal meeting at Cluain Conaire Tomain, between


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Niall Caille and Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann.

M837.12

Maelcron, son of Cobhthach, lord of Loch Lein, died.

M837.13

A battle was gained by the Gentiles over the Connaughtmen, wherein was slain Maelduin, son of Murgheas, son of Tomaltach, with numbers of others along with him.

M837.14

Bran, son of Faelan, from whom is named Ui Faelain, King of Leinster, died.

M837.15

Conghalach, son of Maenach, lord of Ui Mic Uais Breagh died.

Annal M838.

M838.0

The Age of Christ, 838.

M838.1

The seventh year of Niall.

M838.2

Maelgaimhridh, a select scribe, anchorite and Abbot of Beannchair;

M838.3

Aidean, Prior of Cluain Mic Nois, and Abbot of Ros Cre;

M838.4

Colman, son of Robhartach, Abbot of Slaine;

M838.5

Maelruanaidh, son of Cathal, Vice Abbot of Lusca;

M838.6

Cormac, son of Conall, Abbot of Treoit;

M838.7

Reachtabhra, Abbot of Liath Mochaemhog, died.

M838.8

Muireadhach, son of Eochaidh, son of Fiacha, King of the province of Conchobhar, was killed by his brothers, Aedh and Aenghus, with many others besides them.

M838.9

Aedh, son of Eochaidh, was killed by Madadhan, son of Muireadhach.

M838.10

A marine fleet of the foreigners took up on Loch Eathach. The territories and churches of the North of Ireland were plundered and spoiled by them.

M838.11

The burning of Fearna and Corcach Mor by the foreigners.

M838.12

Commasgach, son of Conghalach, lord of Cianachta, died.

M838.13

Cinneididh, son of Conghalach, lord of Ui Mic Uais, was killed by his brother.

M838.14

A change of abbots at Ard Macha, i.e. Diarmaid Ua Tighearnaigh in the place of Forannan of Rath Mic Maluis.

Annal M839.

M839.0

The Age of Christ, 839.

M839.1

The eighth year of Niall.

M839.2

Joseph of Ros mor, bishop and distinguished scribe, Abbot of Cluain Eois and other churches, died.


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M839.3

Orthanach, Bishop of Cill Dara;

M839.4

Airmeadhach, Abbot of Ros Ailither;

M839.5

Crunnmhael, Prior of Dearmhach;

M839.6

Maeltuile of Leithghlinn;

M839.7

and Aireachtach of Cill Manach, died.

M839.8

Berichtir of Tulach Leis died on the 6th of December.

M839.9

The plundering of Feara Ceall and Dealbhna Eathra by Niall Caille.

M839.10

The plundering of Lughmhadh by the foreigners of Loch Eathach; and they made prisoners of many bishops and other wise and learned men, and carried them to their fortress, after having, moreover, slain many others.

M839.11

Murchadh, son of Aedh, King of Connaught, died.

M839.12

Dubhdabharc, lord of South Munster, died.

M839.13

Cinaedh, son of Coscrach, lord of Breaghmhaine, in Teathbha, died.

M839.14

The burning of Ard Macha, with its oratories and cathedral, by the aforesaid foreigners.

M839.15

Feidhlimidh, King of Munster, plundered Meath and Breagh; and he rested at Teamhair, after having in one day taken the hostages of Connaught; of which Ceallach, son of Cumasgach, said:

    1. Feidhlimidh is the king,
      to whom it was but one day's work
      To obtain the hostages of Connaught without a battle,
      and to devastate Meath.

Annal M840.

M840.0

The Age of Christ, 840.

M840.1

The ninth year of Niall.

M840.2

Maeldithraibh, anchorite and wise man of Tir Da Ghlas, died.

M840.3

A fortress was erected by the foreigners at Linn Duachaill, out of which the territories and churches of Teathbha were plundered and preyed.

M840.4

Another fortress was erected by them at Duibhlinn, out of which they plundered Leinster and the Ui Neill, both territories and churches, as far as Sliabh Bladhma.

M840.5

An army was led by Feidhlimidh to Carman. An army was led by Niall to Magh Ochtair, to meet him.

    1. The crozier of the devout Feidhlimidh
      was left in the shrubbery,
      Which Niall by force bore away from them,
      by right of the battle of swords.


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M840.6

The plundering of Cluain Eidhneach, and the destruction of Cluain Iraird and Cill Achaidh Droma Fota, by the foreigners.

M840.7

A battle was gained over Maelruanaidh, son of Donnchadh, i.e. the father of King Maelseachlainn, by Diarmaid, son of Conchobhar; and Diarmaid was slain on the same day by Maelseachlainn.

Annal M841.

M841.0

The Age of Christ, 841.

M841.1

The tenth year of Niall.

M841.2

Caemhan, Abbot of Linn Duachaill, was killed and burned by the foreigners.

M841.3

Ceallach, son of Caithghenn, Abbot of Druim Mor, in Ui Eathach, died.

M841.4

Suibhne Ua Teimhnen, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died.

M841.5

Fineachta, son of Breasal, Abbot of Cilldumha;

M841.6

Comsudh, son of Ruamlus, Abbot of Domhnach Seachnaill;

M841.7

Moran, son of Innreachtach, Abbot of Clochar Mic nDaimheni;

M841.8

and Muireadhach, son of Cearnach, OEconomus of Ard Macha, died.

M841.9

The plundering of Cluain Mic Nois by the foreigners of Linn Duachaille.

M841.10

The plundering of Disert Diarmada by the foreigners of Cael Uisce.

M841.11

The plundering of Birra and Saighir by the foreigners of the Boinn.

M841.12

A fleet of Norsemen on the Boinn, at Linn Rois. Another fleet of them at Linn Saileach, in Ulster. Another fleet of them at Linn Duachaill.

M841.13

Dunghal, son of Fearghal, lord of Osraighe, died.

M841.14

Mughroin,


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son of Aenghus, lord of Ui Failghe, died.

M841.15

Maelduin, son of Conall, lord of Calatruim, was taken prisoner by the foreigners.

Annal M842.

M842.0

The Age of Christ, 842.

M842.1

The eleventh year of Niall.

M842.2

Dodiu, Bishop of Birra, died.

M842.3

Cumsudh, son of Derero, and Maenach, son of Sadchadach, who were both bishops and anchorites, died in one night, at Disert Diarmada.

M842.4

Suibhne, son of Forannan, Abbot of Imleach Fio, died.

M842.5

Ronan, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, one of the tribe of the Luaighni of Ros Teamhrach,

M842.6

and Bricine, Abbot of Lothra, died.

M842.7

Donnacan, son of Maeltuile, scribe and anchorite, died in Italy.

M842.8

Colggu, son of Fedach, anchorite, died.

M842.9

Maelruanaidh, son of Donnchadh, King of Meath, the father of Maelseachlainn, died.

M842.10

Fearghus, son of Fothadh, King of Connaught, died.

M842.11

Cinaedh, son of Conra, lord of Cinel Laeghaire, was slain by the Dealbhna.

M842.12

Cairbre, son of Cathal, King of South Leinster, died.

M842.13

Tolorg, son of Allailedh, chief of Fealla, was slain by the foreigners of Loch Ribh; and Finnacan, son of Allailedh, made his escape from them.

M842.14

The burning of Cluain Fearta Brenainn by the same foreigners.

Annal M843.

M843.0

The Age of Christ, 843.

M843.1

The twelfth year of Niall.

M843.2

Gormghal, son of Muireadhach, Bishop and anchorite of Lann Leire;

M843.3

Fiachna, son of Maelbreasail, Abbot of Finnabhair Abha;

M843.4

Labhraidh, son of Ailell, Abbot of Slaine;

M843.5

Robhartach, son of Breasal, Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh;

M843.6

Robhartach, son of Flann, Abbot of Domhnach Mor;

M843.7

Breasal, son of Caingne, Abbot of Cillmanach;

M843.8

Cethearnach, son of Foghartach, Prior of Tir Da Ghlas;

M843.9

and Aedhan of Gleann Uisean, died.

M843.10

An army was led by the foreigners of Ath Cliath to Cluana An Dobhair, and burned the fold of Cill Achaidh; and Nuadhat, son of Seigen, was martyred by them.

M843.11

Dun Masg was plundered by the foreigners,


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where Aedh, son of Dubdhachrich, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas and Cluain Eidhneach, was taken prisoner; and they carried him into Munster, where he suffered martyrdom for the sake of God; and Ceithearnach, son of Cudinaisg, Prior of Cill Dara, with many others besides, was killed by them during the same plundering excursion.

M843.12

Forannan, Primate of Ard Macha, was taken prisoner by the foreigners, at Cluain Comharda, with his relics and people, and they were carried by them to their ships at Luimneach.

M843.13

An expedition by Tuirgeis, lord of the foreigners, upon Loch Ribh, so that they plundered Connaught and Meath, and burned Cluain Mic Nois, with its oratories, Cluain Fearta Brenainn, Tir Da Ghlas, Lothra, and many others in like manner.

M843.14

A battle was gained over the foreigners by the king, Niall, son of Aedh, in Magh Itha; and a countless number fell.

M843.15

Tuirgeis was taken prisoner by Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruainaidh; and he was afterwards drowned in Loch Uair, through the miracle of


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God and Ciaran, and the saints in general.

M843.16

Fearghal, son of Bran, son of Maeltuile, son of Tuathal, lord of Muscraighe, was killed, and Caicher, lord of Feara Maighe.

M843.17

The plundering of Donnchadh, son of Follamhan, and of Flann, son of Maelruanaidh, by Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh.


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Annal M844.

M844.0

The Age of Christ, 844.

M844.1

Muireadhach, son of Flann, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe;

M844.2

Cairbre, son of Colman, Abbot of Ath Truim;

M844.3

and Conaing, son of Fordomhnach, Abbot of Domhnach Padraig, died.

M844.4

Fordomhnach, a wise man, and a distinguished scribe of Ard Macha, died;

M844.5

and Robhartach, son of Suibhne, Prior of Cill Achaidh, scribe and wise man, was slain.

M844.6

Donnchadh, son of Amhalghadh, lord of Ui Eathach;

M844.7

Clothnia, lord of Corca Laeghdhe;

M844.8

Cathal, son of Ailell, lord of Ui Maine;

M844.9

Connmhach Mor, son of Coscrach;

M844.10

and Niall, son of Ceannfaeladh, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

M844.11

Maelduin, son of Conall, lord of Calatruim, was slain by the Leinstermen.

M844.12

A battle was gained over the Connaughtmen by the foreigners, in which Riagan, son of Fearghus; Mughron, son of Diarmaid; and Aedh, son of Catharnach, with many others, were slain.

M844.13

Cuil Caissine was plundered and burned by the foreigners.

M844.14

The plundering of Cuil Moine by the fleet of the Cailli; and a fortnignt's siege was laid to them by Cearbhall, son of Dunlaing, and they were afterwards dreadfully slaughtered.

M844.15

The plundering of the Termon of Ciaran, by Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann; but Ciaran pursued hirn, as he thought, and gave him a thrust of his crozier, and he received an internal wound, so that he was not well until his death.

M844.16

After Niall Caille, son of Aedh Oirdnidhe, had been thirteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was drowned in the Callainn, in the fifty fifth year of his age. In commemoration of his death was said:

    1. A curse on thee, O severe Callainn,
      thou stream like mist from a mountain,
      Thou hast painted death on every side,
      on the warlike brunette-bright face of Niall.

And again:

    1. I love not the sorrowful water,
      which flows by the side of Maras,
      O Callainn, who shall boast of it?
      Thou hast drowned the son of an illustrious woman!


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M844.16

Maenghal, the pilgrim, said:

    1. Take with thee the total destruction of Niall,
      who was not a judge without judgment;
      To the King of heaven let him make submission,
      that he may make smooth for him every difficulty.
    2. Niall was drowned,
      Niall was good;
      Niall in the sea,
      Niall in fire,
      Niall without death.

Annal M845.

M845.0

The Age of Christ, 845.

M845.1

Thc first year of Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, over Ireland.

M845.2

Conaing son of Fear Domhnaigh, abbot of Domhnach Patraic, died.

M845.3

Ceallach, son of Maelpadraig, Prior of Feara Rois, died.

M845.4

Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann, King of Munster, anchorite and scribe, the best of the Irish in his time, died on the 18th of August of his internal wound, inflicted through the miracle of God and Ciaran. Of the death of Feidhlimidh was said:

    1. Alas! O God, for Feidhlimidh;
      the wave of death has drowned him!
      It is a cause of grief to the Irish
      that the son of Crimhthann of Claire lives not.
    2. It was portentous to the Gaeidhil,
      when his last end arrived;
      Slaughter spread through sacred Ireland
      from the hour that Feidhlimidh died.
    3. There never went on regal bier
      a corpse so noble;
      A prince so generous under the King of Ailbin
      never shall be born.

M845.5

Eoghan, i.e. the anchorite, son of Aedhagan, son of Torbach of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M845.6

The demolition of the island of Loch Muinreamhar by Maelseachlainn,


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son of Maelruanaidh, against a great crowd of sons of death i.e. malefactors of the Luighni and Gaileanga, who were plundering the districts at the instigation of the foreigners; and they were destroyed by him.

M845.7

Maelgoan, son of Eochaidh, lord of Cinel Boghaine, died.

M845.8

Artuir, son of Muireadhach, lord of Airthear Life, died.

M845.9

Cathal, son of Cosgrach, lord of Fotharta, was slain by the Ui Neill.

M845.10

Connmhach, son of Cethernach, half chief of Ciarraighe, died.

M845.11

Niall, son of Cinnfaeladh, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

M845.12

A slaughter made of the foreigners of Ath Cliath, at Carn Brammit, by Cearbhall, son of Dunghal, lord of Osraighe, where twelve hundred of them were slain.

M845.13

The first plundering of Imleach Iubhair by the foreigners.

Annal M846.

M846.0

The Age of Christ, 846.

M846.1

The second year of Maelseachlainn.

M846.2

Finsneachta Luibnighe, son of Tomaltach, King of Connaught, and who was afterwards an anchorite, died.

M846.3

Robhartach, son of Maelfothartaigh, Abbot of Cill Moinne, died.

M846.4

Anluan, Abbot of Saighir, died.

M846.5

Colman, son of Donncothaigh, successor of Colman, of Cill Mic Duach, died.

M846.6

Diarmaid of Cill Caisi, died.

M846.7

A battle was gained by Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, over the Danes, at Forach, where seven hundred of them were slain by him.

M846.8

Another battle was gained by Olchobhar, King of Munster, and by Lorcan, son of Ceallach, King of Leinster, having the Leinstermen and Munstermen along with them, over the foreigners, at Sciath Neachtain, wherein Tomhrair Earl, tanist of the King


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of Lochlann, and twelve hundred along with him, were slain.

M846.9

A victory was gained by Tighearnach, lord of Loch Gabhar, over the foreigners, at Daire Disirt Dachonna, where twelve score of them were slain by him.

M846.10

A victory was gained by the Eoghanacht Caisil over the foreigners, at Dun Maeletuile, where five hundred of them were slain.

M846.11

A hosting was made by Olchobhar, to demolish the fort of Corcach against the foreigners.

M846.12

Tuathchar, son of Cobhthach, lord of Luighne, died.

M846.13

A defeat was given by Echthighern and the Leinstermen to the Osraighe, at Uachtar Garadha.

M846.14

A defeat by Dunadhach, son of Dunghaile, and the Osraighe, to the Deisi.

M847.0

The Age of Christ, 847.

M847.1

The third year of Maelseachlainn.

M847.2

Onchu, Bishop, and anchorite of Slaine;

M847.3

Robhartach, son of Colgan, Abbot of Slaine;

M847.4

Aenghus, son of Ailghil, Abbot of Domhnach Padraig;

M847.5

Finsneachta, son of Diarmaid, Abbot of Daimhliag;

M847.6

Maelfuadaigh, Abbot of Ard Breacain;

M847.7

Flann, son of Cuanach, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe;

M847.8

and Arannan, Abbot of Beannchair, died.

M847.9

Maelmedha, daughter of Aedh, Abbess of Cluain Cuifthin, died.

M847.10

Conaing, son of Flann, lord of Breagh;

M847.11

Niall, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui Failghe;

M847.12

Cairbre, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui Mail;

M847.13

and Ailill, son of Cumasgach, lord of Loch Cal, died.

M847.14

Tuathal, son of Ceallach, lord of Eile, died.

M847.15

Flannagan, son of Eochaidh, lord of North Dal Araidhe, was slain by the Cinel Eoghain.

M847.16

The plundering of Duibhlinn by Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, and by Tighearnach, lord of Loch Gabhar.

M847.17

A fleet of seven score ships of the people of the king of the foreigners came to contend with the foreigners that were in Ireland before them, so that they disturbed Ireland between them.

M847.18

Maelbreasail, son of Cearnach, lord of Mughdhorna,


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was slain by the foreigners, after having embraced a religious life and retired from the world.

M847.19

The cross which was on the green of Slaine was raised up into the air; it was broken and divided, so that a part of its top reached Tailltin and Finnabhair Abha.

M847.20

The encampment of Maelseachlainn at Crufait, as Maelfechini said:

    1. It is time to go across the bright Boinn
      into the smooth plain of Meath;
      It is there they are in the pure breeze
      at this hour at withered Crufait.

M847.21

Niall, son of Aedh Alainn, lord of Ui Mail, died.

Annal M848.

M848.0

The Age of Christ, 848.

M848.1

The fourth year of Maelseachlainn.

M848.2

Cetadach, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died. He was of the tribe of Ui Cormaic Maenmhaighe. It was in lamentation of him this quatrain was composed:

    1. All have heard it,
      both uncommon and common,
      That an abbot at Cluain like Cedadach
      will never again be seen.

M848.3

Tuathal, son of Fearadhach, Abbot of Reachrainn and Dearmhach;

M848.4

Fearchair, son of Muireadhach, Abbot of Lann Leire;

M848.5

Ruaidhri, Abbot of Lusca;

M848.6

and Rechtabhra, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn, died.

M848.7

Aenghus, son of Suibhne, lord of Mughdhorna, was slain by Gairbheth, son of Maelbrighde.

M848.8

Maelan, son of Cathmogha, lord of Ui Briuin of South Connaught, was slain by the foreigners.

M848.9

Cobhthach, son of Maelcobha, lord of Ciarraighe Luachra, died.

M848.10

Cinaedh, son of Conaing, lord of Cianachta Breagh, rebelled against Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, and went with a strong force of foreigners, and plundered the Ui Neill from the Sinnainn to the sea, both churches and territories; and he plundered the island of Loch Gabhor, and afterwards burned it, so that it was level with the ground. They also burned the oratory


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of Treoit, within which were three score and two hundred persons.

M848.11

Loch Laeigh, in the territory of Umhall, in Connaught, migrated.

M848.12

Braen, son of Ruadhrach, lord of Ui Crumhthainn, and his two brothers, Fogartach and Bruadar, were slain by their own tribe.

Annal M849.

M849.0

The Age of Christ, 849.

M849.1

The fifth year of Maelseachlainn.

M849.2

Tibraide Ua Baeitheanaigh, Abbot of Lis Mor;

M849.3

Colga, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Cill Toma;

M849.4

Uarghus, Abbot of Leithghlinn;

M849.5

Scannal, son of Tibraide, Abbot of Domhnach Seachnaill;

M849.6

and Connagan of Cluain Fearta Brenainn died.

M849.7

and Olchobhar, son of Cinaedh, King of Caiseal, died.

M849.8

Cinaeth, son of Conaing, lord of Cianachta Breagh, was drowned in the Ainge by the people of the king, Maelseachlainn, and Tighearnach, lord of Loch Gabhor, to revenge upon him the evils he had committed against the laity and the Church; of which was said:

    1. Alas, O good people,
      his playful days were better!
      Great grief that Cinaedh, son of Conaing,
      is in a sack approaching the pool!
    2. After having mangled him in the sea,
      great grief came over the army,
      On viewing his white ribs
      on the strand over the cold Aingi.

Guaire Dall said this:

    1. O Teamhair, O beloved hill,
      thou hast rejected my company;
      Thou hadst, if thou hadst not abandoned him,
      the materies of a King of all Ireland;
    2. O Tailtin, who art illustrious, pure,
      thou victorious land of women,
      It is pleasant to enumerate thy noble tribes
      and their virtues at all times.

M849.9

The Dubhghoill arrived in Ath Cliath, and made a great slaughter of the Finnghoill, and plundered the fortress, both people and property.

M849.10

Another


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depredation by the Dubhghoill upon the Finnghoill, at Linn Duachaill, and they made a great slaughter of them.

M849.11

A royal meeting at Ard Macha, between Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, with the chiefs of Leath Chuinn, and Madudhan, with the chiefs of the province of Conchobhar. Diarmaid and Fethghna, accompanied by the congregations of Patrick, and Suairleach, i.e. of Indednen, with the clergy of Meath.

M849.12

Caireall, son of Ruadhrach, lord of Loch Uaithne, was slain by the Conaille.

M849.13

Eochaidh, son of Cearnach, lord of Feara Rois, was slain by the foreigners.

M849.14

Flannchadh, son of Aenghus, lord of Ui Fothadh Tire, died.

Annal M850.

M850.0

The Age of Christ, 850.

M850.1

The sixth year of Maelseachlainn.

M850.2

Maenghal, Abbot of Ard Srath;

M850.3

Colam, son of Aireachtach, Abbot of Corcach;

M850.4

Ceallach, son of Crunnmhael, Abbot of Ceann Eitigh;

M850.5

Condath, Abbot of Ros Ailithir;

M850.6

Finan, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;

M850.7

Finghin, son of Laidhgin, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Molua;

M850.8

hUarghus Ua Raithnen, Abbot of Leithghlinn;

M850.9

Learghal, Abbot of Othain;

M850.10

Forbhasach, son of Maeluidhir, Abbot of Cill Mor Cinnech;

M850.11

Ceannfaeladh, son of Ultan, wise man of Both Chonais;

M850.12

and Airtri, son of Faelan,


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airchinnech of Cill Dara, died.

M850.13

Cathal, son of Dubhan, lord of Ui Duach Argad Rois;

M850.14

Fogartach, son of Maelbreasail, lord of Oirghialla, died.

M850.15

Flannagan, lord of Leath Chathail, was slain by Flann, son of Conaing.

M850.16

A fleet of eight score ships of Finnghoill arrived at Snamh Eidhneach, to give battle to the Dubhghoill; and they fought with each other for three days and three nights, and the Dubhghoill gained the victory; the Finnghoill left their ships to them.

M850.17

Ard Macha was devastated by the foreigners of Linn Duachaille, on the Sunday before Easter.

M850.18

A slaughter was made of the foreigners in the east of Breagh; and another slaughter was made of them at Rath Aldain, by the Cianachta, in one month.

Annal M851.

M851.0

The Age of Christ, 851.

M851.1

The seventh year of Maelseachlainn.

M851.2

Flaithniadh, son of Conghal, Bishop and Abbot of Birra;

M851.3

Carthach, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas;

M851.4

Ailill, son of Robhartach, Abbot of Lusca;

M851.5

Flann, son of Reachtabhra, Abbot of Liath Manchain;

M851.6

Andlidh, wise man of Tir Da Ghlas;

M851.7

Ailgheanan, i.e. son of Donnghal, King of Caiseal, died.

M851.8

Cathmal, son of Tomaltach, half king of Ulidia, was killed by the foreigners.

M851.9

Eachtighern, son of Guaire, lord of South Leinster, was treacherously slain by Bruadar, son of Aedh, and Cearbhall, son of Donghal. Bruadar, son of Aedh, was himself slain at the end of eight days afterwards, by the people of Echtighern, in revenge of their lord.

M851.10

Maelcaurarda, son of Maelbreasail, lord of Ui Mic Uais Oirghiall, died.

M851.11

Cathal, son of Dubhan, lord of Argat Ros, died.

M851.12

Cearnach, son of Maelbreasail, lord of Cobha, died.

M851.13

Oenghus, son of Niall, lord of Ui Berchon, died.

M851.14

The two successors of Patrick, namely, Forannan, scribe, bishop, and anchorite, and


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Diarmaid, the most learned and most wise in all Europe, died.

M851.15

Amhlaeibh, son of the King of Lochlann, came to Ireland, so that all the foreign tribes in Ireland submitted to him; and they exacted rent from the Gaeidhil the Irish.

M851.16

Gofraidh, son of Fearghus, chief of the Innsi Gall, died.

Annal M852.

M852.0

The Age of Christ, 852.

M852.1

The eighth year of Maelseachlainn.

M852.2

Innreachtach Ua Finachtain, successor of Colum Cille, a distinguished wise man, suffered martyrdom from the Saxons on the twelfth day of March.

M852.3

Maelseachlainn, King of Ireland, proceeded into Munster, until he arrived at Indeoin Na nDeisi; and he enforced hostages and submission from them, for they had given him opposition at the instigation of the foreigners.

M852.4

Muirgheal, wife of the King of Leinster, died.

M852.5

Crunnmhael, son of Maelduin, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

M852.6

Tuathal, son of Maelbrighde, King of Leinster, was martyred.

M852.7

Bruadar, son of Ceannfaeladh, lord of Musgraighe, died.

Annal M853.

M853.0

The Age of Christ, 853.

M853.1

The ninth year of Maelseachlainn.

M853.2

Ailill, Abbot of Achadh Bo,

M853.3

and Robhartach, Abbot of Iniscaindeagha, a scribe, died.

M853.4

Rudgus, son of Maicniadh, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe, was drowned in the Boinn.

M853.5

Catan, Abbess of Cill Dara, died.

M853.6

A hosting was made by Aedh, son of Niall, into Ulidia, where he lost Connegan, son of Colman, and Flaithbheartach, son of Niall, and many others besides.

M853.7

Muireadhach, lord of Ard Cianachta, died.

M853.8

The plundering of Loch Cend by the foreigners, after they had entered it on the ice; and one hundred and twenty persons were slain by them, together with Gorman.

Annal M854.

M854.0

The Age of Christ, 854.

M854.1

The tenth year of Maelseachlainn.

M854.2

Sodhomna, Bishop of Slaine, received martyrdom from the Norsemen.

M854.3

Cormac of Laithreach Briuin, scribe, anchorite, and bishop, died.

M854.4

Suibhne Ua Roichlich,


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anchorite, and Abbot of Lis Mor,

M854.5

and Cathasach, son of Tighearnach, OEconomus of Ard Macha, and who was a learned wise man, died.

M854.6

Laisren of Tigh Munna died.

M854.7

Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, went to Caiseal of Munster, and again carried off the hostages of the men of Munster.

M854.8

Great ice and frost, so that the chief lakes and the chief rivers of Ireland were passable to footmen and horsemen, from the ninth of the Calends of December to the eighth of the Ides of January.

M854.9

The oratory of Lusca was burned by the Norsemen.

M854.10

A great victory was gained by Aedh, son of Niall, over the Gall Gaeidheala, in Gleann Fhoichle, where he made a slaughter of them.

M854.11

Dunlang, son of Dubhduin, lord of Fotharta Tire, died.

M854.12

Faelchadh, son of Forbhasach, lord of Ui Bairrche Maighe, died.

M854.13

Niall, son of Gillan, after being living thirty years without food or drink, died.

Annal M855.

M855.0

The Age of Christ, 855.

M855.1

The eleventh year of Maelseachlainn.

M855.2

Maenghal, Abbot of Fobhar;

M855.3

Siadhail of Disert Chiarainl;

M855.4

and Maeloena, son of Olbrann, one of the Luighni of Connaught, Lector of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M855.5

Matudan, son of Muireadhach, King of Ulidia, died in religion.

M855.6

Bran, son of Scannlan, lord of Gabhra, died.

M855.7

Three persons were burned at Tailltin by lightning.

Annal M856.

M856.0

The Age of Christ, 856.

M856.1

The twelfth year of Maelseachlainn.

M856.2

Comsadh, Bishop and Abbot of Cluain Iraird, died.

M856.3

Tibraide Banbhan, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas;

M856.4

Maeltuile, Abbot of Imleach Iubhair;

M856.5

Ceallach, son of Guaire, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.

M856.6

Cearnach, son of Cinaeth, lord of Ui Bairrche Tire, died.

M856.7

Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, with all the men of Ireland,


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except the Munstermen, went into the territories of Munster, and tarried ten nights at Emlidh Emly; he burned and plundered Munster as far as the sea in one day, after having defeated its kings at Carn Lughdhach, where he lost Maelcron, son of Muireadhach, Tanist of Deisi, with many others. Maelseachlainn carried off the hostages of all Munster, from Cumar Tri nUisce to Inis Tarbhnai in the south west of Ireland, and from Dun Cearmna to Ara Airthir, on this expedition.

M856.8

A victory was gained by Cearbhall, lord of Osraighe, and by Imhar, in the territory of Aradh Tire, over the Cinel Fiachach, with the Gall Gaeidhil the Dano Irish of Leath Chuinn. Four hundred above six thousand was the number which came with Cearbhall and Imhar.

M856.9

The plundering of Leinster by Cearbhall, son of Dunlang; and he took their hostages, together with Cairbre, son of Dunlang; and Suithenen, son of Arthur.

M857.0

The Age of Christ, 857.

M857.1

The thirteenth year of Maelseachlainn.

M857.2

Suairleach, Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh;

M857.3

Ailill Banbhan, Abbot of Birra;

M857.4

Maelcobha Ua Faelain, Abbot of Cluain Uamha;

M857.5

and Faelghus, Abbot of Ros Cre, died.

M857.6

A great army was led by Amhlaeibh and Imhar, and by Cearbhall, lord of Osraighe, into Meath.

M857.7

A great meeting of the chieftains of Ireland was collected by the King Maelseachlainn to Rath Aedha Mic Bric, with Fethghna, successor of Patrick, and Suairleach, successor of Finnia, to establish peace and concord between the men of Ireland; and here Cearbhall, lord of Osraighe, gave the award of the successors of Patrick and Finnia to the King of Ireland, after Cearbhall had been forty nights at Ereros, and the son of the King of Lochlann at first along with him plundering Meath. And after they had awarded


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that the King of Osraighe should be in league with Leath Chuinn, Maelgualai, son of Donnghal, King of Munster, then tendered his allegiance.

M857.8

Maelgualai, King of Munster, was stoned by the Norsemen, until they killed him.

M857.9

Seghonnan, son of Conang, lord of Carraig Brachaidhe, died.

Annal M858.

M858.0

The Age of Christ, 858.

M858.1

The fourteenth year of Maelseachlainn.

M858.2

Oenghus, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Molua, and who was a distinguished sage; and Colman, Abbot of Daimhliag, died.

M858.3

Niall, son of Giallan, died, after a good life, after having been twenty four years in oppressive sickness.

M858.4

A hosting of the men of Leinster, Munster and Connaught, and of the southern Ui Neill, into the North, by Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh; and he pitched a camp at Magh Dumha, in the vicinity of Ard Macha. Aedh Finnliath, son of Niall, and Flann, son of Conang, attacked the camp that night against the king, and many persons were killed and destroyed by them in the middle of the camp; but Aedh was afterwards defeated, and he lost many of his people; for Maelseachlainn and his army manfully defended the camp against the people of the North.

M858.5

Aedh Dubh, son of Dubh Dabhoireann, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died, after being wounded.

M858.6

A victory was gained by Cearbhall, over the fleet of Port Lairge, at Achadh Mic Erclaighe.

Annal M859.

M859.0

The Age of Christ, 859.

M859.1

The fifteenth year of Maelseachlainn.

M859.2

Fiachra, Abbot of Tigh Munna, died.

M859.3

The battle of Druim Da Mhaighe was given by Maelseachlainn to the foreigners of Ath Cliath, where many of the foreigners


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were slain by him.

M859.4

The plundering and devastation of Meath by Aedh Finnliath, the son of Niall Caille.

M859.5

Gormlaith, daughter of Donnchadh, Queen of Ireland, died, after having lamented her crimes and iniquities, and after doing good penance for her transgressions and sins.

M859.6

An army was led by Cearbhall into Meath, to assist Maelseachlainn against Aedh, son of Niall, and Amhlaeibh, where Ruarc, son of Braen, was slain by the Ui Neill.

M859.7

The renewal of the fair of Roighne by Cearbhall, son of Dunghal.

Annal M860.

M860.0

The Age of Christ, 860.

M860.1

Finan, of Cluain caein, bishop and anchorite;

M860.2

Dalach, son of Maelraitte, Abbot of Cluain Iraird;

M860.3

Finncheallach, Abbot of Fearna;

M860.4

and Muirgheas, anchorite of Ard Macha, died.

M860.5

Mescell, son of Donnghal;

M860.6

Ruarc, son of Bran, King of Leinster, were slain by the Ui Neill.

M860.7

Bruadar, son of Dunlang, lord of Corca Loighdhe;

M860.8

Maelodhar Ua Tindridh, the most learned physician of Ireland, died.

M860.9

Aedh Finnliath, son of Niall Caille, and Flann, son of Conang, went with the lord of the foreigners to plunder Meath, and committed great depredations there.

M860.10

Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, son of Donnchadh, Monarch of Ireland, died on the thirteenth day of November precisely, on Tuesday, after he had been sixteen years in the sovereignty. Of his death was sung:

    1. 1"[gt ]Mournfully is spread
      2"[gt ]her veil of grief over Ireland,
      3"[gt ]Since the chieftain of our race has perished,
      4"[gt ]Maelseachlainn of the flowing Sinainn.
    2. 5"[gt ]Many a moan in every place,
      6"[gt ]it is a mournful news among the Gaeidhil;
      7"[gt ]Red wine has been spilled into the valley,
      8"[gt ]Erin's monarch has died.
    3. 9"[gt ]Though he was wont to ride the white stallion,
      10"[gt ]and many steeds of steady pace,
      11"[gt ]The only horse of Maelseachlainn this day
      12"[gt ]i.e. his bier I see behind two oxen.


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M860.11

The destruction of Longphort Rothlaith by Cinnedidh, son of Gaithin, lord of Laighis, on the fifth of the Ides of September; and the killing of Conall Ultach and Luirgnen, with many others along with them.

Annal M861.

M861.0

The Age of Christ, 861.

M861.1

The first year of Aedh Finnliath, son of Niall Caille, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M861.2

Maelpadraig, son of Finnchu, bishop, scribe, and anchorite, and intended abbot of Ard Macha, died.

M861.3

Daniel Ua Liaithidhe, Abbot of Corcach and Lis Mor, was mortally wounded.

M861.4

Aedhan, Abbot of Inis Cathaigh, died.

M861.5

Muiregan, son of Diarmaid, lord of Nas and Airther Life, was slain by the Norsemen.

M861.6

Aedh, son of Cumasgach, lord of Ui Niallan, died.

M861.7

Amblaeibh, Imhar, and Uailsi, three chieftains of the foreigners; and Lorcan, son of Cathal, lord of Meath, plundered the land of Flann, son of Conang.

M861.8

The cave of Achadh Aldai, in Mughdhorna Maighen; the cave of Cnoghbhai; the cave of the grave of Bodan, i.e. the shepherd of Elcmar, over Dubhath; and the cave of the wife of Gobhann, at Drochat Atha, were broken and plundered by the same foreigners.

M861.9

The plundering of Connaught by the king, Aedh Finnliath, with the youths of the North.

M861.10

The killing of the foreigners at


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Fearta Na gCaireach, by Cearbhall, so that forty heads were left to him, and that he banished them from the territory.

M861.11

Fiach of Luimneach died.

Annal M862.

M862.0

The Age of Christ, 862.

M862.1

The second year of Aedh Finnliath.

M862.2

Aeidhginbrit, Bishop of Cill Dara, a scribe and anchorite, died; one hundred and sixteen years was his age when he died.

M862.3

Maenach, son of Connmhach, Abbot of Ros Cre;

M862.4

Muireadhach, son of Niall, Abbot of Lughmhadh and other churches;

M862.5

and Brocan, son of Comhsudh, Abbot of Slebhte, died.

M862.6

A great victory was gained by the king, Aedh Finnliath, and by Flann, son of Conang, over Anbhith, son of Aedh, King of Ulidia, with the Ulidians, in the territory of Conaille Cerd.

M862.7

A prey by Cearbhall, lord of Osraighe, from Leinster; and another prey in a fortnight afterwards from the Osraighi, by the Leinstermen.

M862.8

Lorcan, son of Cathal, lord of Meath, was blinded by Aedh Finnliath.

M862.9

Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, the second lord that was over Meath, was drowned in a water at Cluain Iraird, by Amhlaeibh, lord of the foreigners.

M862.10

Domhnall, son of Dunlang, heir presumptive of Leinster, died.

M862.11

Cermad, son of Catharnach, chief of Corca Bhaiscinn, was slain by the foreigners.

M862.12

The plundering of Eochanacht by Cearbhall, son of Dunghal, so that he reached Feara Maighe Fene, and bore away the hostages of the Aitheach Tuatha of Munster; and the Ui Aenghusa of the South were also plundered by him in the one year.

Annal M863.

M863.0

The Age of Christ, 863.

M863.1

The third year of Aedh.

M863.2

Maincheine, Bishop of


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Leithghlinn;

M863.3

Tuathal, son of Ardghus, chief Bishop of Fortrenn, and Abbot of Dun Ceallain, died.

M863.4

Ceallach, son of Ailell, Abbot of Cill Dara, and the Abbot of Ia, died in Pictland.

M863.5

Ceithearnach, son of Fairneach, Prior of Ard Macha;

M863.6

Conmhal, Prior of Tamhlacht;

M863.7

and Luchairen (i.e. the father of Egertach), son of Eoghan, son of Aedhagan, son of Torbach, scribe and anchorite at Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M863.8

Tighearnach, son of Focarta, lord of Loch Gabhar, and the second chief who was over Breagh, died.

M863.9

Tadhg, son of Diarmaid, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, was slain by his own brethren.

M863.10

Colman, son of Dunlang, lord of Fotharta Tire, was slain by his own children.

Annal M864.

M864.0

The Age of Christ, 864.

M864.1

Dineartach, Bishop and Abbot of Lothra;

M864.2

Colgga and Aedh, two abbots of Mainistir Buithe, died.

M864.3

A complete muster of the North was made by Aedh Finnliath, so that he plundered the fortresses of the foreigners, wherever they were in the North, both in Cinel Eoghain and Dal Araidhe; and he carried off their cattle and accoutrements, their goods and chattles. The foreigners of the province came together at Loch Feabhail Mic Lodain. After Aedh, King of Ireland, had learned that this gathering of strangers was on the borders of his country, he was not negligent in attending to them, for he marched towards them with all his forces; and a battle was fought fiercely and spiritedly on both sides between them. The victory was gained over the foreigners, and a slaughter was made of them. Their heads were collected to one place, in presence of the king; and twelve score heads were reckoned before him, which was the number slain by him in that battle, besides the numbers of them who were wounded and carried off by him in the agonies of death, and who died of their wounds some time afterwards.

M864.4

Sruthar Slebhte and Achadh Arglais were plundered by the Osraighi.

M864.5

Loch Lephinn


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was turned into blood, so that it appeared to all that it was lumps of blood like the lights of animals externally.

M864.6

Cearnachan, son of Cumasgach, lord of Rath Airthir, was slain by Muirigen, son of Aedhagan.

M864.7

A victory was gained over the fleet of Eochaill by the Deisi, and the fortress was destroyed.

M864.8

A slaughter was made of the foreigners by the people of the north of Osraighe, and Cinnedidh, son of Gaithin, at Mindroichet.

Annal M865.

M865.0

The Age of Christ, 865.

M865.1

The fifth year of Aedh.

M865.2

Oeghedhchair, Abbot of Conner and Lann Eala, bishop and scribe;

M865.3

Robhartach of Finnghlas, bishop and scribe;

M865.4

Conall of Cill Scire, bishop;

M865.5

and Dubhartach of Beiri, died.

M865.6

Cormac Ua Liathain, bishop, abbot, and anchorite, died.

M865.7

Maeltuile Mac an Gobhann, Abbot of Ara Airthir, died.

M865.8

Aedhacan, son of Finnsneachta, Tanist Abbot of Cluain, and abbot of many churches, died on the first day of November.

M865.9

Maelduin, son of Aedh Oirdnidhe, lord of Oileach, died, after having entered into religion.

M865.10

Cosgrach of Teach Telle, scribe and anchorite, died.

M865.11

Huppan, son of Cinaedh, heir presumptive of Connaught, was burned in an ignited house, by Sochlachan, son of Diarmaid.

M865.12

The burning of Dun Amhlaeibh at Cluain Dolcain, by the son of Gaithen and the son of Ciaran, son of Ronan; and one hundred of the heads of the foreigners were exhibited by the chieftains in that slaughter at Cluain Dolcain.

M865.13

Muireadhach, son of Cathal, lord of Ui Cremhthainn, died of paralysis.

M865.14

Ceanannan, son of Ceallach, heir presumptive of


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Ui Ceinnselaigh, died.

M865.15

A victory was gained by the son of Gaithin over the foreigners of Ath Cliath, wherein fell Odolbh Micle.

M865.16

Gnimhbeolu, chief of the foreigners of Corcach, was slain by the Deisi.

Annal M866.

M866.0

The Age of Christ, 866.

M866.1

The sixth year of Aedh.

M866.2

Ceallach, son of Cumasgach, Abbot of Fobhar, who was a noble and illustrious wise man;

M866.3

Connmhach, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, one of the Fine Gall, i.e. of the race of Eochaidh Gall, died on the first day of the month of January.

M866.4

Daniel, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha and Tamhlacht;

M866.5

Caemhan, son of Daelach, Abbot of Daimhliag Cianain;

M866.6

Conghal, son of Feadach, Abbot of Cill Dealga, and a distinguished scribe;

M866.7

and Fearghus of Ros Ailithir, scribe and anchorite, died.

M866.8

Reachtabhra, son of Murchadh, Abbot of Corcach Mor; and Laichtene, Abbot of Cluain Eidhneach, died.

M866.9

Flann, son of Conaing, lord of all Breagh, collected the men of Breagh and Leinster, and the foreigners, to Cill Ua nDaighre,—five thousand was the number of his forces,—against the king, Aedh Finnliath. Aedh had only one thousand, together with Conchobhar, son of Tadhg Mor, King of Connaught. The battle was eagerly and earnestly fought between them; and the victory was at length gained, by dint of wounding and fighting, over the men of Breagh, the Leinstermen, and the foreigners; and a slaughter was made of them, and a great number of the foreigners were slain in that battle. There were slain therein Flann, son of Conaing, lord of Breagh; Diarmaid, son of Ederscel, lord of Loch Gabhar; and Carlus, son of Amhlaeibh, i.e. son of the lord of the foreigners. There fell on the other side Fachtna, son of Maelduin, Righdhamhna of the North, in the heat of the battle.

Mannachan, lord of Ui Briuin Na Sinna, slew Flann; of which was said:

    1. Great the triumph for Mannachan,
      for the hero of fierce valour,
      To have the head of the son of Conaing in his hand,
      to exhibit it before the face of the son of Tadhg.


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M866.10

It was of the chieftains of the Sil Muireadhaigh who came to the battle of Cill Ua nDaighre, the following was composed:

    1. Though every one should judge adversely,
      it is on his full false oath:
      These are the eleven men
      who went into the battle to guard him.
    2. There went into the battle to assist therein
      Finnachta and Follamhain,
      Maenach,—good was the disposition of the horseman,—
      and Tadhg, son of Tomaltach;
    3. Flannagan, beauteous chief of the cavalry,
      and the comely Mughroin, grandson of Cathal;
      Mannachan, good was his mind,
      and Aidit, grandson of Maelmichil.

The poet of Aedh said before the battle:

    1. There comes over the bright Finnabhair
      a pleasant brown haired host, across the noble, rapid stream.
      It is in hundreds the Foreigners are counted,
      to fight with the great King of Etar.

Aedh cecinit:

    1. Good our cause, good our expedition,
      the strength of a hundred heroes in our body;
      Rise ye up, accomplish valour,
      kill the herd along with the boar.

A certain poet cecinit:

    1. At Cill Ua nDaighre this day,
      the ravens shall taste sups of blood,
      A victory shall be gained over the magic host of the Foreigners,
      and over Flann; it will be no good news to him.


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M866.10

Aedh cecinit:

    1. The troops of Leinster are with him,
      with the additional men of the rapid Boinn;
      What shews the treachery of Flann
      is the concord of the Foreigners by his side.

Aedh cecinit:

    1. Put ye the venom of your tongues upon him,
      upon the narrow hearted son of Dubhsagh;
      Mighty is our standard, Christ protects us
      in the pass of danger in which we are.

Of the same battle was said:

    1. Know ye what did
      the intelligent son of Niall of Oileach,
      The fair Aedh, with slaughter,
      southwards at Cill Ua nDaighre?
    2. Ten hundred in the grave,
      by direct computation;
      In the battle which happened,
      five thousand were defeated.

Loisin, the poet of Flann, said this:

    1. Monday, the day of terror,
      we went to Bealach Natha.
      The men of Findruine were slaughtered;
      dear were the well-known faces.

The mother of Flann, the daughter of Niall, said this:

    1. Happiness! wo! good news! bad news!
      the gaining of a great triumphant battle,
      Happy for the king whom it makes joyous;
      unhappy for the king who was defeated.
    2. Unhappy for the host of Leath Chuinn,
      to have fallen by the magic host.
      Happy the reign of the great Aedh,
      and unhappy the loss of Flann!

The mother of Flann again:

    1. The fire, fire
      which the son of Conang made of the plain!
      I beseech the king, who protects every place,
      to strengthen the mother who bore him.


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M866.11

A stream of strange water burst forth from the side of Sliabh Cualann, in which were fish and coal black trouts, which were a great wonder to all.

M866.12

Conn, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui Bairrchi Tire, was slain while demolishing the fortress of the foreigners.

M867.0

The Age of Christ, 867.

M867.1

The seventh year of Aedh.

M867.2

Ailill of Clochar, scribe, bishop, and Abbot of Clochar;

M867.3

Cormac, son of Eladhach, Abbot of Saighir, bishop and scribe;

M867.4

Niallan, Bishop of Slaine, died.

M867.5

Eodois, son of Donghal, suffered martyrdom from the foreigners at Disert Diarmada.

M867.6

Martin, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois and Dairnhinis, a scribe of the sept of Dartraighe Daimhinsi;

M867.7

Dubhthach, son of Maeltuile, a man who excelled all the people of Europe in wisdom and learning, died.

M867.8

Flann, son of Fearchar, Abbot of Lann Leire and OEconomus of Ard Macha, died.

M867.9

Cormac, son of Connmhach, oeconomus, scribe, and wise man of Cluain Fearta Brenainn, died.

M867.10

Dunlang, son of Muireadhach, King of Leinster, died.

M867.11

Maelbrighde, son of Spealan, lord of Conaille, died in religion.

M867.12

Cinaedh, son of Maelruanaidh, the second lord that was at that time over the Cianachta, was slain.

M867.13

Maelciarain, son of Ronan, champion of the east of Ireland, a hero plunderer of the foreigners, was slain.

M867.14

Cian, son of Eochaidh, lord of Creamthainn, died.

M867.15

Cian, son of Cumasgach, lord of Ui Bairrchi Tire, died.

M867.16

Cearnach, son of Eochaidh, lord of Mughdhorn Breagh, died.

M867.17

Donnagan, son of Ceadfadh, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, was slain.

M867.18

Conang, only son of Flann, son of Conang, was slain by the Ui Ceinnsealaigh.

M867.19

Ard Macha was plundered and burned, with its oratories, by Amhlaeibh. Ten hundred was the number there cut off, both by wounding and suffocation;


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besides all the property and wealth which they found there was carried off by them.

M867.20

Ruadhachan, son of Niall Ua Forannain, died.

Annal M868.

M868.0

The Age of Christ, 868.

M868.1

The eighth year of Aedh.

M868.2

Suairleach of Eidhnen, bishop, anchorite, and Abbot of Cluain Iraird, doctor in divinity, and in spiritual wisdom, in piety, and in good deeds, so that his name spread over all Ireland, died.

M868.3

Comsudh, Abbot of Disert Chiarain of Bealach Duin, scribe and bishop, died.

M868.4

Geran, son of Dichosca, Abbot of Saighir;

M868.5

Diarmaid, Abbot of Fearna;

M868.6

Connla, anchorite of Druim Caradh of Ard Cianachta;

M868.7

Dubhdathuile, Abbot of Liath Mor Mochaemhog;

M868.8

Maelodhar, anchorite, bishop, and Abbot of Daimhinis, died.

M868.9

Cobhthach, son of Muireadhach, Abbot of Cill Dara, who was a wise man and learned doctor, died, Of him was said:

    1. Cobhthach of the Cuirreach of races,
      intended king of Liphthe of tunics,
      Alas! for the great son of Muireadhach.
      Ah grief! the descendant of the comely fair Ceallach.
    2. Chief of scholastic Leinster,
      a perfect, comely, prudent sage,
      A brilliant shining star,
      was Cobhthach, the successor of Connladh.

M868.10

Comhgan Foda, anchorite of Tamhlacht, the foster son of Maelruain, died.

M868.11

Dalach, son of Muircheartach, lord of Cinel Conaill, was slain;

M868.12

and Maelmordha, son of Ailell, lord of Cinel Lughdhach, died.

M868.13

Maelseachnaill, who was lord of half South Breagh, was slain by the foreigners.

M868.14

Cinaedh, son of Fearghal, lord of Ui Briuin Cualann, died.

M868.15

The plundering of Leinster by Aedh Finnliath, from Ath Cliath to Gabhran. Cearbhall, son of Dunghal, plundered it on the other side, as far as Dun Bolg. The Leinstermen attacked the fort of


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Cearbhall, and of the son of Gaithin, and many men were slain by them. When the people of the fort had perceived this, they fought bravely against them, so that they compelled them, with their chief, Bran, son of Muireadhach, to return back, after numbers of their people had been slain.

M868.16

The plundering of Deisi by Cearbhall, son of Dunghal, and the Osraighi, and Corcran, son of Ceileachar, and Gorman, son of Lachtnan, were slain by them.

Annal M869.

M869.0

The Age of Christ, 869.

M869.1

The ninth year of Aedh.

M869.2

Ailill, bishop, Abbot of Fobhar;

M869.3

Dubhthach, Abbot of Cill Achaidh, scribe, anchorite, and bishop;

M869.4

Curoi, son of Alniadh, Abbot and wise man of Inis Clothrann, and Caille Fochladha in Meath, died.

M869.5

Colga, son of Maeltuile, Abbot and anchorite of Cluain Conaire Tomain;

M869.6

Maenghal, the pilgrim, Abbot of Beannchair;

M869.7

and Maelmidhe, son of Cumasgach, Prior of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M869.8

Ailill, son of Dunlang, King of Leinster, was slain by the Norsemen.

M869.9

Cathal, son of Innreachtach, half king of Ulidia, was killed at the request of the king, Aedh.

M869.10

Flaitheamh, son of Faelchar, was drowned.

M869.11

Maelmhuaidh, lord of Airther Life, died.

M869.12

The plundering of Connaught by Cearbhall and Dunchadh; and Buachail, son of Dunadhach, was slain by them.

M869.13

The plundering also of Munster, from Luachair westwards, by Cearbhall.

Annal M870.

M870.0

The Age of Christ, 870.

M870.1

The tenth year of Aedh Finnliath.

M870.2

Gnia, bishop, Abbot of Daimhliag, anchorite and scribe, died. Eighty seven years was his ago when he died. In lamentation of him was said:

    1. Gnia, the sun of our fair race,
      head of the piety of the island of Emhir;
      Well he celebrated the festival of St. Prainne,
      the successor of the wise Cianan.
    2. For a long time the bright congregation,
      of which he was head, had dignity without obscurity;
      Alas! for the great precious gem,
      our fair bright friend. Gnia.


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M870.3

Maeltuile, Bishop and Abbot of Tuilen;

M870.4

Loingseach, son of Faeillen, Abbot of Cill Ausaille;

M870.5

Feardomhnach, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois;

M870.6

and Robhartach of Dearmhach, a distinguished scribe, died.

M870.7

Ceannfaeladh Ua Muichthighern, lord of Caiseal, died, after long and protracted illness; he had been Abbot of Imleach Iubhair.

M870.8

Maelruanaidh, son of Maelcuarda, lord of Ui Mic Uais of the North, died.

M870.9

Mughron, son of Maelcothaidh, half king of Connaught, died.

M870.10

The plundering of the men of the Three Plains, and of the Comanns as far as Sliabh Bladhma, by the lords of the foreigners, during the snow of Bridgetmas this year.

Annal M871.

M871.0

The Age of Christ, 871.

M871.1

The eleventh year of Aedh.

M871.2

Colman, bishop, scribe, and Abbot of Aendruim;

M871.3

Dichuill, Bishop of Cill Mor Inir;

M871.4

Dunghal, son of Maenach, Abbot of Inis Caindeagha;

M871.5

Maeltuile of Cluain Uinnseann, Abbot of Lughmhadh;

M871.6

and Flaithbheartach, son of Muircheartach, Abbot of Dun Cailldenn, died.

M871.7

Seannlan of Domhnach Padraig, a celebrated scribe, died.

M871.8

Leathlobhar, son of Loingseach, King of Ulidia, died, after a good life.

M871.9

Uathmharan, son of Brocan, lord of Ui Fiachrach Aidhne, died.

M871.10

Dunadhach, son of Raghallach, lord of Cinel Cairbre Mor, died. Of his death was said:

    1. Dunadhach, a noble protection,
      a famous man by whom hostages were held,
      A pious soldier of the race of Conn
      lies interred under hazel crosses at Druim Cliabh.


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M871.11

Flaithbheartach, son of Duibhroip, lord of Corca Modhruadh Ninais, died.

M871.12

Donncuan, son of Flannagan, was slain by Conang, son of Flann.

M871.13

The plundering of Connaught by Donnchadh, son of Dubhdabhoireann. King of Caiseal, and by Cearbhall and the Osraighi.

M871.14

The plundering of Munster by the foreigners of Ath Cliath.

M871.15

Imhar, King of the Norsemen of Ireland and Britain, died.

Annal M872.

M872.0

The Age of Christ, 872.

M872.1

The twelfth year of Aedh.

M872.2

Aedh, son of Fianghus, Abbot of Ros Comain, bishop and distinguished scribe;

M872.3

Torpaidh, Abbot of Tamhlacht, bishop and scribe;

M872.4

and Faelghus, Bishop of Ard Achaidh, died.

M872.5

Ainbhcheallach, son of Fonascach, Abbot of Cluain Eidhneach, died.

M872.6

Maelmordha, son of Diarmaid, bishop, and scribe, died.

M872.7

Cill Mor Maighe Emhir was plundered by the foreigners.

Translation of 872.6 repeated by O'Donovan.

M872.6a

Maelmordha, son of Diarmaid, bishop and scribe died.

M872.8

Lorcan, son of Ceallach, died.

M872.9

The plundering of the Deisi by Cearbhall, as far as Bealach Eochaille.

M872.10

Fethgna, i.e. the son of Neachtain, successor of Patrick, head of the piety of all Ireland, died.

M872.11

An army was led by Aedh Finnliath into Leinster, so that he plundered the entire country.

Annal M873.

M873.0

The Age of Christ, 873.

M873.1

The thirteenth year of Aedh.

M873.2

Robhartach Mac Ua Cearta, i.e he from whom Inis Robhartaigh was named, Bishop of Cill


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dara, scribe, and Abbot of Cill Achaidh;

M873.3

Lachtnan, son of Moichtighearn, Bishop of Cill Dara and Abbot of Fearna;

M873.4

Beannachta, Bishop of Lusca;

M873.5

Fechtnach, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha;

M873.6

Macoige, Abbot of Tamhlacht;

M873.7

and Maenghal, Prior of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M873.8

Maclendai, son of Toman of Munster, scribe and wise man;

M873.9

and Niallbran, Abbot of Fidh Duin, died.

Annal M874.

M874.0

The Age of Christ, 874.

M874.1

The fourteenth year of Aedh.

M874.2

Domhnall, Bishop of Corcach, who was a learned scribe;

M874.3

Maelbrighde, Bishop of Slaine;

M874.4

Diarrmaid, Abbot of Gleann Uissean;

M874.5

Cinaedh, Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh, died. Of him was said:

    1. Great grief is Cinaedh the revered chieftain,
      son of Cosgrach of beaming countenance,
      The gifted torch, enraptured Bard,
      the exalted Abbot of Achadh Bo.

M874.6

Fedach, i.e. the son of Seghini, Abbot of Disert Diarmada;

M874.7

Eoghan and Maeltuile Ua Cuana, two abbots of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M874.8

Conghalach, son of Finnachta, lord of Oirghialla;

M874.9

and Cathal, son of Cearnach, lord of Feara Cul, died.

M874.10

Cairbre, son of Diarmaid, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, was slain by his own brethren.

M874.11

Donnchadh, son of Aedhagan, son of Conchobhar, was slain by Flann, son of Sechnall.

M874.12

Socartach, lord of Ui Cormaic, died.

M874.13

Reachtabhra, son of Bran Finn, lord of the Deisi, died.

M874.14

Dunghal, son of Faelan, Tanist of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.

M874.15

Donnchadh, son of Maelseachlainn, was mortally wounded by the Eili.

M874.16

Flaithri, son of Maelduin, lord of Rath Tamhnaigh, died.

M874.17

Ruaidhri, son of Mormind, King of Britain, came to Ireland, to shun the Dubhghoill.

M874.18

A battle on Loch Cuan, between the Finngheinte and the Duibhgheinte, in which Alband, chief of the Duibhgheinte, was slain.

Annal M875.

M875.0

The Age of Christ, 875.

M875.1

The fifteenth year of Aedh.

M875.2

Maelpadraig, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe, died.

M875.3

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died.

M875.4

Cumascach, son of Muireadhach, lord of the Ui Cremhthainn, was slain by the Ulidians.

M875.5

Gairbhith, son of Maeilbrighde, lord of Conaille, was beheaded by the Ui Eathach.

M875.6

Great wind, lightning, and thunder, in Ireland this year; and showers of blood were afterwards shed, so that lumps of gore and blood were visible on the extensive plains at Dumha An Deasa.

M875.7

The shrine of Colum Cille, and his relics in general, were brought to Ireland, to avoid the foreigners.

M875.8

The plundering of Ui Ceinnsealaigh by Cinneidigh, son of Gaeithin, lord of Laeighis; and numbers were slain by him.

Annal M876.

M876.0

The Age of Christ, 876.

M876.1

Tighearnach, son of Muireadhach, Bishop and Abbot of Druim Inesclainn, died.

M876.2

Feirghil, son of Comhsudh, Abbot of Domhnach Sechnaill, was murderously killed.

M876.3

Dunghal, Abbot of Leithghlinn,

M876.4

and Robhartach, Abbot of Ros Cre, died.

M876.5

Maelcobha, son of Crunnmhael, Abbot of Ard Macha, was taken prisoner by the foreigners of Loch Cuan, as was also the Lector, i.e. Mochta.

M876.6

Becan, son of Garbhan, Prior of Cill Achaidh;

M876.7

Aenghus, son of Cinaedh, lord of Feara Arda;

M876.8

and Maelcaere, lord of Ui Cremthainn, died.

M876.9

Ualgharg, son of Flaithbheartaigh, heir apparent of the North;

M876.10

and Finsneachta, son of Maelcorcra, lord of Luighne, died.

M876.11

A defeat was given to the Leinstermen at Uachtar Dara, where Bolgodhar, son of Maelceir, was killed.

M876.12

A slaughter was made of the South Leinstermen at Fulachta, by the Osraighi, wherein Dunog, son of Anmchadh, and Dubhthoirthrigh, son of Maelduin, were slain, together with two hundred men, who were cut off by slaying and drowning.

M876.13

A victory was gained by Cearbhall, son of Dunghal, and by the Deisi, over the men of Munster, at Inneoin, where fell Flannabhra, lord of Gabhra, and many others along with him.

M876.14

The plundering of Meath, as far as Loch Ainninn,


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by the Munstermen.

M876.15

After Aedh Finnliath, the son of Niall Caille, had been sixteen years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died at Druim Inesclainn, in the territory of Conaille, on the 20th day of November; to record which, Fothadh said:

    1. Five years above seven times ten,
      ten hundred and five thousand,
      From Adam, no falsehood,
      to the death of Aedh, are counted.
    2. Seventy above eight hundred,
      with six years, are reckoned,
      From the birth of Christ without blemish,
      to the death of Aedh of Aileach.
    3. On the twelfth of the musical Calends
      of December of fierce tempests,
      Died the illustrious chieftain,
      Aedh of Aileach, monarch of the Gaeidhil.

Flannagan, son of Ceallach, said this:

    1. Long is the wintry night,
      with rough gusts of wind,
      Under pressing grief we encounter it,
      since the red-speared king of the noble house liveth not.
    2. It is awful to watch how
      the waves heave from the bottom;
      To them may be compared all
      those who with us lament him.
    3. A generous, wise, staid man,
      of whose renown wide-ruling Teamhair was full,
      A shielded oak that sheltered
      the palace of Milidh's sons.
    4. Master of the games of the fair-hilled Tailtin,
      King of Teamhair of an hundred conflicts,
      Chief of Fodhla the noble,
      Aedh of Oileach who died too soon.
    5. Mournful, not forgotten,
      the departure from this world;
      Stony, not merciful,
      is the heart of the son of man;
    6. No greater than small flies
      are the kings of Adam's race with him,
      A yew without any charge of blemish upon him
      was he of the long flowing hair.


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M876.16

Ainmire, Abbot of Ard Macha for the space of nine months, died; and he had been thirty years a priest before that time.

M877.0

The Age of Christ, 877.

M877.1

The first year of Flann Sinna, the son of Maelsechlainn, in sovereignty over Ireland.

M877.2

Fearadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Ia;

M877.3

Duibhlitir, Abbot of Cluain Eois and Tigh Airindan;

M877.4

Muireadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Eantrobh;

M877.5

Domhnall, son of Muirigen, King of Leinster;

M877.6

Ferghil, Abbot of Cluain Mor Maedhog;

M877.7

Flannagan, son of Faelan, heir apparent of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.

M877.8

Maelciarain, son of Conang, lord of Teathbha, died in religion, after a good life.

M877.9

Maelmithidh, son of Duibhinnrechtach, was killed by the Airtheara.

M877.10

Caindealbhan, son of Riogan, heir apparent of Leinster, died.

M877.11

Flann, son of Maeleachlainn, came into the province of Leinster, and took their hostages.

M877.12

Munster was plundered, from Boraimhe to Corcach, by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn.

Annal M878.

M878.0

The Age of Christ, 878.

M878.1

The second year of Flann Sinna.

M878.2

Crunmhael of Cluain Caein, bishop and anchorite;

M878.3

Suibhne Ua Finnachta, Bishop of Cill Dara;

M878.4

Ruidhghel, Bishop and Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;

M878.5

Aedhagan of the Island;

M878.6

Fearchair, Abbot of Beannchair;

M878.7

Martin Ua Roichligh, Abbot of Lis Mor;

M878.8

Neassan, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Molua;

M878.9

Aenghus, son of Maelcaularda, successor of Bishop Eoghan of Ard Srath;

M878.10

Aenacan, son of Ruadhrach, Abbot of Lusca, died.

M878.11

Maelfabhaill, son of Loingseach, lord of Carraig Brachaighe;

M878.12

Flaitheamhain, son of Ceallach, lord of Ui Briuin Cualann;

M878.13

Maelsinchill, son of Mughron, lord of Ui Failghe; died.

M878.14

The oratory of Cianan was plundered and destroyed by the foreigners; and a great number of persons were carried off from thence into captivity.

M878.15

Barith, a fierce champion of the Norsemen, who was the chief of these persecutors, was afterwards slain and burned at Ath Cliath, through the miracles of God and St. Cianan.

M878.16

Donnghal, son of Maelacan, chief of Ui Conannla;

M878.17

and Cearbhall, son of Cucoirne, heir


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apparent of Caiseal, died.

M878.18

Aedhagan, son of Dealbhaeth, died.

M878.19

Tuathal, son of Fiachra, lord of Tochar Mor;

M878.20

and Finn, son of Dubhslaine, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.

Annal M879.

M879.0

The Age of Christ, 879.

M879.1

The third year of Flann.

M879.2

Muircheartach, son of Niall, Abbot of Doire Chalgaigh and other churches, died.

M879.3

Scannlan, Abbot of Dun Leathghlaise, died.

M879.4

Cathal, son of Cormac, Abbot and Bishop of Cluain Dolcain;

M879.5

Cormac, son of Ciaran, Abbot of Tuaim Da Ghualann and Prior of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;

M879.6

Duibhinsi, Abbot of Inis Caeindeagha;

M879.7

Aedhan, Abbot of Cluain Iraird;

M879.8

Flann, son of Dubhdachrich, wise man of Tir Da Ghlas, died.

M879.9

A battle was gained by the Conaille Muirtheimhne, with their lord Gibhleachan, over the Ulidians, wherein fell Ainbhith, son of Aedh, King of Ulidia; and Conallan, son of Maelduin, lord of Cobha; and other nobles along with them.

M879.10

Conchobhar, son of Tadhg (and this was Tadhg Mor, son of Muirgheas), King of the three divisions of Connaught, died, after a good life.

M879.11

A hosting was made by the king, Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, with the Irishand foreigners, into the North; and they halted at Magh Eitir Di Glais, so that Ard Macha was plundered by some of the troops; and he took the hostages of the Cinel Conaill and Cinel Eoghain on that expedition.

M879.12

Lorcan, son of Coscrach, lord of the Ui Niallan, and Donnagan, son of Fogartach, lord of Fearnmhagh, mutually fell by each other.

M879.13

Munster was plundered by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, and their hostages were carried off by him.

M879.14

Ailill, son of Finncheallach, chief of Ui Trena, in the territory of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.

Annal M880.

M880.0

The Age of Christ, 880.

M880.1

The fourth year of Flann.

M880.2

Maelruain, Bishop of Lusca;

M880.3

Ferghil, Abbot of Fearna;

M880.4

Aenghus, son of Maelduin, heir apparent


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of the North, was beheaded by the Dal Araidhe.

M880.5

Focarta, son of Dubhdacheall, Abbot of Teach Mochua;

M880.6

Cumascach, son of Domhnall, lord of Cinel Laeghaire;

M880.7

Faelan, son of Dunlang, lord of Tochar Eachdhach, died.

M880.8

Braen, son of Tighearnach, was slain by Ainbhith, son of Gairbhith. Of his death, and of the death of Aenghus, son of Maelduin, was said:

    1. Braen, son of Tighearnach, without falsehood,
      universal his renown throughout the earthly world.
      Aenghus was slain, as well as Braen;
      what thing is removed from God's decision?

M880.9

Ainbhith, son of Mughron, lord of Mughdhorn Breagh, was slain.

M880.10

Cathasach, son of Robhartach, Abbot of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M881.

M881.0

The Age of Christ, 881.

M881.1

The fifth year of Flann.

M881.2

Scannal, Bishop of Cill Dara;

M881.3

Ailbrend, son of Maichteach, successor of Finnen of Cluain Iraird;

M881.4

Suairleach, Abbot of Ard Breacain;

M881.5

Raghallach, Abbot of Beannchair;

M881.6

Dunadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe;

M881.7

Conallan, son of Maelteimhin, Abbot of Inis Caindeagha;

M881.8

Cormac, son of Ceithearnach, Prior of Tir Da Ghlas and Cluain Fearta Brenainn, and the second lord who was over Loch Riach at that time, died.

M881.9

Domhnall son of Muireccan, kingof Leinster, was killed by the Leinstermen themselves.

M881.10

Cairbre, son of Dunlang, lord of Airther Life, and Donnchuan, son of Conghalach, lord of Cianachta Glinne Geimhin, died.

M881.11

Ainbhith, son of Aedh, son of Madagan, King of Ulidia, was slain by the Conaille Muir Theimhne.

M881.12

Gairbhith, son of Arthur, Tanist of Iarthar Liphe, died.

M881.13

Cathalan, son of Cairbre, Tanist of Ui Failghe, was slain.

M881.14

Conang, son of Flann, Tanist of Cianachta, was killed by the Leinstermen.

M881.15

Dunagan, son of Tuathchar, lord of Gaileanga Collamhrach, was slain by the Gaileanga Mora.


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Annal M882.

M882.0

The Age of Christ, 882 recte 885.

M882.1

The sixth year of Flann.

M882.2

Cormac, Bishop of Daimhliag, and Abbot of Cluain Iraird;

M882.3

Eochu, son of Robhartach, Abbot of Finnabhair Abha and Cill Moinne;

M882.4

Muireadhach, son of Bran, lord of Leinster, and Abbot of Cill Dara, died. Of him was said:

    1. Great grief is Muireadhach,
      of Magh Liphe a hero of whom many deeds are told,
      King of all Leinster, even to the sea of ships,
      son of Bran, the most gifted of all Ireland.
    2. Beloved his countenance of regal dignity,
      comely chieftain under heavy flag stones,
      Whiter his skin than that of the people of the fairy palaces;
      he overthrew great heroes.

M882.5

Mughron, son of Ceannfaeladh, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;

M882.6

Maeltuile, son of Fethghnach, Abbot of Glas Noedhen;

M882.7

Tuilelaith, daughter of Uarghalach, Abbess of Cill Dara, died on the 10th of January.

M882.8

Domhnall, son of Aedh, lord of Cinel Laeghaire, died in religion.

M882.9

Maelpadraig, son of Maelcuararda, lord of Airghialla, was slain by the Airghialla themselves.

M882.10

Maelduin, son of Aenghus, lord of Caille Fallamhain, died.

M882.11

A male child spoke at Craebh Laisre two months after his birth.

M882.12

Eochagan, son of Aedh, son of Madagan, King of Ulidia, was slain by the sons of Ainbhith, son of Aedh.

Annal M883.

M883.0

The Age of Christ, 883.

M883.1

The seventh year of Flann.

M883.2

Maelpadraig, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, of the race of the Ui Maine;

M883.3

Tuathal, son of Ailbhe, Abbot


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of Cill Dara;

M883.4

Robhartach, son of Colgan, Abbot of Cill Toma, died.

M883.5

Scannall, son of Ferghil, Abbot of Domhnach Sechnaill;

M883.6

Forcellach of Cill Mic Milchon;

M883.7

Clothchu, son of Maeltuile, Prior of Cluain Iraird;

M883.8

Anaile, Vice Abbot (i.e. Prior) of Gleann Da Locha, died.

M883.9

The mortal wounding of Tuathal, son of Domhnall, and of Cathal, son of Finnagan, two royal heirs of Leinster, by Finnachta, son of Muireadhach.

M883.10

Longbortan, son of Finnachta, lord of Muscraighe, was slain.

M883.11

The plundering of Cill Dara by the foreigners, who carried off with them fourteen score persons into captivity to their ships, with the prior, Suibhne, son of Dubhdabhoireann, besides other valuable property which they carried away.

Annal M884.

M884.0

The Age of Christ, 884.

M884.1

The eighth year of Flann.

M884.2

Eochaidh, son of Comhgan, Bishop of Lann Eala, ended his life at an advanced age.

M884.3

Reachtaidh, learned Bishop of Cluain Uamhach;

M884.4

Maeltuile, son of Dunghal, Abbot of Beannchair;

M884.5

Colcu, son of Connacan, Abbot of Ceann Eitigh, doctor of eloquence, and the best historian that was in Ireland in his time;

M884.6

Diarmaid, Abbot of Beg Eire;

M884.7

Maelruain, Abbot of Disert Diarmada, Cill Achaidh, and Teach Theille;

M884.8

Cui Gan Mathair, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;

M884.9

Aedhan, son of Rechtadh, Abbot of Ros Cre;

M884.10

Tighearnach, son of Tolargg, Tanist of South Breagh, died;

M884.11

Treasach, son of Becan, chief of Ui Bairche Maighe, was slain by Aedh, son of Ilguine. Of him Flann, son of Lonan, said:

    1. A heavy mist upon the province of Breasal,
      since they slew at the fortaliced Liphe,
      Heavy the groans of Assal,
      for grief at the loss of Treasach.
    2. Wearied my mind, moist my countenance,
      since Treasach lies in death.
      The moan of Oenach Lifi all,
      and of Leinster to the sea, is the son of Becan.

M884.12

Maelmura, the learned and truly intelligent poet, the erudite historian of the Scotic language, died. It is of him this testimony was given:


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    1. There trod not the charming earth,
      there never flourished at affluent Teamhair,
      The great and fertile Ireland never produced
      a man like the mild fine Maelmura.
    2. There sipped not death without sorrow,
      there mixed not a nobler face with the dead,
      The habitable earth was not closed
      over a historian more illustrious.

M884.13

Ananloen, the pilgrim, came to Ireland with the epistle which had been given from heaven at Jerusalem, with the Cain Domhnaigh and good instructions.

M884.14

Cuilen, son of Cearbhall, son of Dunghal, and Maelfebhail, son of Muircheartach, were slain by the Norsemen. Of whom was said:

    1. May Cuilen be under the protection of God
      from the pains of hell of ill favour,
      We did not think that Cuilen would thus have perished
      we thought he would be king.

M884.15

Maelfebhail, daughter of Maelsechlainn, died.

M884.16

A slaughter was made of the foreigners of Luimneach by the Connaughtmen.

Annal M885.

M885.0

The Age of Christ, 885.

M885.1

The ninth year of Flann.

M885.2

Maeltuile, son of Cuilen, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;

M885.3

Maelpadraig, scribe, wise man, and Abbot of Treoit;

M885.4

Ronan, son of Cathal, Abbot of Cluain Dolcain;

M885.5

Cucongalta, Abbot of Cluain Iraird;

M885.6

Maelmartain, Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh;

M885.7

Sloghadhach Ua Raithnen, Abbot of Saighir;

M885.8

and Maenach, Abbot of Cill Achaidh Dromata;

M885.9

Carthach, Abbot of Birra, died.

M885.10

Fearghal, son of Finnachta, Abbot of Cluain Uamha, and Uamanain, son of Ceren, Prior of Cluain Uamha, were slain by the Norsemen.

M885.11

Sneidhius, wise man of Disert Diarmada, tutor of Cormac, son of Cuileanan;

M885.12

Dunghal, son of Cathal, Vice Abbot of Teach Munna, died.

M885.13

Dunchadh, son of Dubhdabhoireann, King of Caiseal, died.

M885.14

A battle was gained over Flann, son of Maelsechnaill, by the foreigners of Ath Cliath, in which were slain Aedh, son of Conchobhar, King of Connacht, and Lerghus, son of Cruinden, Bishop of Cill Dara, and Donnchadh, son of Maelduin, Abbot of Cill Dealga and other churches, and many others not enumerated.

M885.15

Dobhailen,


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son of Gormghus, lord of Luighne Connacht, died. He was of the tribe of Corca Firthri, and from him the Ui Dobhailen are descended.

M885.16

Cearbhal, son of Dunghal, lord of Osraighe, died.

M885.17

Tolarg, son of Ceallach, the second lord that was at that time over South Breagh, died.

M885.18

Eremhon, son of Aedh, King of Ulidia, was slain by Eloir, son of Iargni, one of the Norsemen.

M885.19

Anrothan, son of Murchadh, lord of Ui Crimhthainn, died.

M885.20

The mortal wounding of Maelchertaigh, son of Fiachra, lord of Ui Bairche.

M885.21

The mortal wounding of Treasach, son of Ilguini.

M885.22

Maelcobha, son of Cronnmhael, Abbot of Ard Macha, died at an advanced age; he was of the family of Cill Mor.

Annal M886.

M886.0

The Age of Christ, 886.

M886.1

The tenth year of Flann.

M886.2

Maelodhar, Bishop of Cluain Mic Nois;

M886.3

Seachnasach, son of Focarta, Abbot of Cluain Mor Maedhog;

M886.4

Maelpadraig, son of Niall, Abbot of Slaine;

M886.5

Eoghan, son of Ceannfaeladh, Abbot of Irnleach Ibhair;

M886.6

Airmedhach, Abbot of Magh Bile;

M886.7

and Diarmaid, son of Rui, Abbot of Teach Munna, died.

M886.8

Flann, daughter of Dunghal, wife of Maelsechlainn, son of Maelruain, King of Ireland, and who was the mother of Flann Sinna, died after a good life, and after penance at Cluain Mic Nois; and she was there interred.

M886.9

Githleachan, son of Maelbrighde, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne, died.

M886.10

Indreachtach, son of Aedh, lord of Ciaraighe Luachra;

M886.11

and Gormacan, son of Flann, chief of Ui Bairrche Tire, died.

M886.12

Fiachna, son of Ainbhith, King of Ulidia, was killed by the Ulidians themselves.

M886.13

The plundering of Ard Breacain, Domhnach Padraig, Tuilen, and Gleann Da Locha, by the foreigners.

M886.14

Cinaedh, son of Cennedidh, heir apparent of Laeighis, was slain. Of him was said:

    1. Alas for the comely descendant of Cathal,
      deprived of joy are the race of Bearach,
      Son of the king of lasting Rath Bacain,
      the hero of the pass of Gabhruan.


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M887.0

The Age of Christ, 887.

M887.1

The eleventh year of Flann.

M887.2

Seachnasach, Abbot of Lusca;

M887.3

Flann, son of Maelduin, Abbot of Ia;

M887.4

Corrnac, Abbot of Fobhar, and Tanist Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois;

M887.5

Cormac, son of Fianamhail, Abbot of Druim Innasclainn;

M887.6

Fothadh, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe;

M887.7

Suibhne, son of Maelumha, anchorite and scribe of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M887.8

Maelmordha, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne, was beheaded by Ceallach, son of Flannagan.

M887.9

The plundering of Cill Dara and Cluain Iraird by the foreigners.

M887.10

A slaughter was made of the Osraighi by the Deisi, and the killing of Braenan, son of Cearbhall, and also of Suibhne, son of Dunghus, lord of Ui Fearghusa.

M887.11

A slaughter was made of the foreigners by the Ui Amhalghaidh, in which fell Elair, son of Bairid, one of their chieftains, and others along with him.

M887.12

Maelfabhaill, son of Cleireach, lord of Aidhne, died.

M887.13

The fair of Tailltin was celebrated by Flann, son of Maelsechnaill.

M887.14

A mermaid was cast ashore by the sea in the country of Alba. One hundred and ninety five feet was her length, eighteen feet was the length of her hair, seven feet was the length of the fingers of her hand, seven feet also was the length of her nose; she was whiter than the swan all over.

M887.15

Conchobhar, son of Flannagan, lord of Ui Failghe, was destroyed by fire at Cluain Foda Fini, in the church; and the relics of Finian were violated by the Feara Tulach, on his way from parleying with Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, King of Ireland.

Annal M888.

M888.0

The Age of Christ; 888.

M888.1

The twelfth year of Flann.

M888.2

Maelbrighde, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois,

M888.3

and Maelcorghais, Abbot of Lothra, died.

M888.4

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of Seallachan, lord of Breifne, died.

M888.5

A great wind occurred on the festival of St. Martin of this year; and it prostrated many trees, and caused great destruction of the woods of Ireland, and swept oratories and other houses from their respective sites.

M888.6

A battle was gained by Riagan, son of Dunghal, over the foreigners of Port Lairge, Loch Carman, and Teach Moling, in which two hundred heads were left behind.

M888.7

A battle was gained by North Connaught over the foreigners, in which Eloir, son of Barith, was slain.

M888.8

A battle was gained over the Eili by Maelguala and the men of Munster, at Caiseal, in which many noble youths were slain.

Annal M889.

M889.0

The Age of Christ, 889.

M889.1

The thirteenth year of Flann.

M889.2

Cochlan, Abbot of Teach Munna;

M889.3

Dichuill of Tamhlacht;

M889.4

and Fearghus, son of Maelmichill, OEconomus of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M889.5

Suadhbhar, i.e. the son of Coitceadhach, of Inis Snaig, died; he was an anchorite.

M889.6

Becc, son of Erimhon, King of Ulidia, was slain by Ateidh, son of Laighne.

M889.7

Conghalach, son of Flannagan, lord of Breagh, died after a good life.

M889.8

Riagan, son of Echtighearn, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh;

M889.9

Sealbhlaith, daughter of Aedh; and Maeletigh, daughter of Cathmhael, died.

M889.10

Dubhcheann, son of Cinaedh, lord of Feara Cualann, died.

M889.11

There was a conflict and dissension, about Whitsuntide, at Ard Macha, between the Cinel Eoghain and the Ulidians, i.e. between Atteidh, son of Laighne, and Flaithbheartach, son of Murchadh; but Maelbrighde, successor of Patrick, separated them afterwards. After this Maelbrighde obtained reparation for the violation of Patrick's law, from the fifth part of Ireland, i.e. from the province of Ulster, together with the delivery of their hostages, namely, thirty times seven cumhals, and four of the Ulidians to be hanged, and as many more from


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the Cinel Eoghain.

M889.12

Maelodhar, son of Forbasach, chief judge of Leath Chuinn, died.

M889.13

The burning of Rath Etain, in which Egeartach, son of Cairbre, was killed.

M889.14

Lachtnan, son of Maelciarain, lord of Teathbha, died.

M889.15

Faelan, son of Guaire, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh;

M889.16

Niall, son of Cormac, lord of the Deisi, died.

M889.17

Mochta, fosterson of Fethghna, bishop, anchorite, and scribe of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M890.

M890.0

The Age of Christ, 890.

M890.1

The fourteenth year of Flann.

M890.2

Maelpeadair, son of Cuan, Bishop of Tir Da Ghlas, and successor of Brenainn;

M890.3

Ciaran, son of Maeldubh, Abbot of Airdne Coluim,

M890.4

Colga, son of Caithniadh, Abbot of Cluain Eidhneach;

M890.5

Loichene, Abbot of Daimhinis;

M890.6

and Oenacan, son of Maeltuile, Vice Abbot of Daimhliag Cianain, died.

M890.7

Muireadhach, son of Eochagan, King of Ulidia, was slain by Adith, son of Loegne.

M890.8

Dubhlachtna, son of Maelguala, King of Caiseal, died.

M890.9

Ceallach, son of Flannagan, lord of Breagh, was treacherously slain by Foghartach, son of Tolarg; of which Flannagan himself the father of Ceallach said, lamenting him:

    1. The page of Ceallach is coming from the west,
      with the steed of Ceallach held in his hand!
      Cause of tears is the bitter news!
      It is no falsehood; the son of Dearbhail is dead!
    2. There was no son of a king who rules over chiefs
      as good as Ceallach of untarnished fame;
      A household like the household of the man
      exists not under heaven of brilliant rays.

Flann, son of Lonan, said:

    1. Illustrious the careers
      of the three sons of Flann,
      who coursed over Odhbha,
      Congalach of Colt,
      Ceallach of Cearna,
      and Cinaedh of Cnodhbha.
    2. Though Ceallach slew
      an outlaw, pity
      he should fall in the battle's onset;
      Alas!
      his danger was certain;
      it was clear that he would not spend the life of a historian as some had expected.


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M890.10

Ruadhachan, son of Cathan, lord of Feara Cul,

M890.11

and Innreachtach, son of Maelduin, lord of Caille Follamhain, were slain in Ossory, in the army of Maelruanaidh, son of Flann, and of the son of Imhar.

M890.12

Cinneidigh, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui Briuin, was slain by the Fortuatha of Leinster.

M890.13

Maelgorm, Tanist of the Deisi, was slain.

M890.14

Scolaighe, son of Macan, lord of Dealbhna Eathra, was slain by the people of Cluain Mic Nois, in revenge of which Maelachaidh was afterwards killed.

M890.15

Ard Macha was plundered by Gluniarainn, and the foreigners of Ath Cliath; and they carried off seven hundred and ten persons into captivity, after having destroyed a part of the church, and broken the oratory; of which was said:

    1. Pity, O Saint Patrick,
      that thy prayers did not stay
      The foreigners with their
      axes when striking thy oratory.

M890.16

Maelaithghin, Bishop of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M891.

M891.0

The Age of Christ, 891.

M891.1

The fifteenth year of Flann.

M891.2

Soerbhreathach, son of Connadh, scribe, wise man, bishop, and Abbot of Corcach;

M891.3

Blathmhac, son of Taircealtach, one of the people of Breaghmaine, Abbot of Cluain Mhic Nois, died;

M891.4

Moran Ua Buidhe, Abbot of Birra, died, after a good life, at an advanced age.

M891.5

Maelachaidh, Vice Abbot, i.e. Prior, of Cluain Mic Nois, and Abbot of Daimhinis, suffered martyrdom from the Dealbhna Eathra; and he took an oath at his death, that he had no part in the killing of Scolaighe.

M891.6

Muireadhach, son of Maelruanaidh, Prior of Lusca, died.

M891.7

Flannagan, son of Ceallach, lord of all Breagh, was slain at Olbha by the Norsemen.

M891.8

Cinaedh, son of Flannagan, Tanist of all Breagh, died at Dun Bric.

M891.9

Flaithbheartach, son of Murchadh, lord of Aileach, was slain by Ua Breasail.

M891.10

Maelmoicheirghe, son of Innreachtach, lord of Leath Chathail, was slain by the people of Leath Chathail


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themselves.

M891.11

Cumascach, son of Muireadhach, lord of Feara Arda Cianachta, was slain by the Ulidians.

M891.12

Murchadh, son of Maenach, lord of South Connaught,

M891.13

and Diarmaid, lord of Luighne, died.

M891.14

Flann, son of Lonan, the Virgil of the race of Scota, chief poet of all the Gaeidhil, the best poet that was in Ireland in his time, was secretly murdered by the sons of Corrbuidhe (who were of the Ui Fothaith), at Loch Dachaech, in Deisi Mumhan.

M891.15

A slaughter was made of the foreigners by the Conailli, and by Athdeidh, son of Laighne, in which were slain Amhlaeibh, grandson of Imhar, and Gluntradhna, son of Gluniarainn, with eight hundred along with them.

M891.16

A slaughter was made of the Eoghanachta at Grian Airbh, by the Osraighi, i.e. by the son of Cearbhall, and the Leinstermen.

M891.17

Sitriuc, son of Imhar, was slain by other Norsemen.

Annal M892.

M892.0

The Age of Christ, 892.

M892.1

The sixteenth year of Flann.

M892.2

Airgetan, son of Forannan, Abbot of Corcach;

M892.3

Cathasach, son of Fearghus, Tanist Abbot of Ard Macha, a pious youth;

M892.4

and Comhsudh, son of Echtgaidhe, a noble priest of Ard Macha, died.

M892.5

Uathmharan, son of Conchobhar, lord of Ui Failghe, was treacherously killed by Cosgrach, son of Reachtabhra; and Cosgrach, son of Reachtabhra, Tanist of Ui Failghe, was killed in revenge of him.

M892.6

Bran, son of Muireadhach, Tanist of Leinster, was slain.

M892.7

Laeghaire, son of Maelfuataigh, lord of Feara Ceall, died.

M892.8

Maeleitigh, son of Fearadhach, lord of Feara Rois, was slain by the foreigners.

M892.9

A battle was grained at Rath Cro by Maelfinnia,


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son of Flannagan, over Aiddeidh, son of Laighne, and over the Dal Araidhe, in which were slain Muireadhach, son of Maeleitigh, lord of Dal Araidhe, and Ainniarraidh, son of Maelmoicheirghe, son of Innreachtach, lord of Leath Chathail, with three hundred along with them; and Aiddeidh escaped, severely wounded; of which Maelmithidh, son of Flannagan, said:
    1. The Ulidians, at one hour of the day,
      reaped thy food,
      On their departure in terror
      they would not feel reluctant to purchase it.

M892.10

The plundering of Connaught by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn; and their hostages were taken.

Annal M893.

M893.0

The Age of Christ. 893.

M893.1

The seventeenth year of Flann.

M893.2

Cairbre, son of Suibhne, Abbot of Lann Leire;

M893.3

Egeartach, Airchinnech of Eaglais Beag, the father of Aenagan; and Dunadhach, died.

M893.4

Maelagrai, son of Gairbhith, lord of the Airtheara, was slain by Amhalghaidh, son of Eochaidh.

M893.5

Ruarc, son of Tighearnan, lord of Breifne;

M893.6

Dobhailen, son of Ailell, lord of Ui Meith Macha, died.

M893.7

Maelmaire, son of Flannagan, lord of Feara Lii, died.

M893.8

Aedhagan, son of Conchobhar, lord of Teathbha, died.

M893.9

The Pilgrim departed from Ireland.

M893.10

Ard Macha was plundered by the foreigners of Loch Febhail; and Cumascach was taken by them, and his son, Aedh mac Cumascaigh, was slain.

M893.11

An army was led by the Deisi, the foreigners, and Ceallach, son of Cearbhall, over Osraighe, as far as Gabhran, where Maelmordha, son of Maelmhuaidh, and a great number of others along with him, were slain.

M893.12

The mortal wounding of the three sons of Duibhghilla, son of Bruadar, and of the son of Eoghan, son of Cuilennan, in the territory of the Deisi.

M893.13

A shower of blood was rained in Ard Cianachta.


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Annal M894.

M894.0

The Age of Christ, 894.

M894.1

The eighteenth year of Flann.

M894.2

Seachnasach, Abbot of Tamhlacht Maeleruain;

M894.3

Mescell, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;

M894.4

Arggatan, Abbot of Corcach Mor;

M894.5

and Breasal, lector of Ard Macha, died.

M894.6

Gairbhith, son of Muireagan, lord of Dearlas, died.

M894.7

Donnagan, son of Fogartach, Tanist of Tochar Eathach, died.

M894.8

A slaughter was made of the Conailli by the Ui Eachach, in which fell the two sons of Gairbhith, i.e. the son of Eitigh, and Maelmoghna.

M894.9

The renewal of the fair of Connaught by Tadhg, son of Conchobhar;

M894.10

and the renewal of the fair of Tailltin by Diarmaid, son of Cearbhall; and both were celebrated by them.

M894.11

An army was led by the Connaughtmen into Westmeath.

M894.12

Inis Aingin was profaned, and a man was mortally wounded in the middle of it, and the shrine of Ciaran there, and a synod of seniors, with Cairbre Crom, Bishop of Cluain Mic Nois.

M894.13

A victory was gained on the same day over the Connaughtmen, at Ath Luain, by the men of Westmeath, and a slaughter of heads left behind with them.

Annal M895.

M895.0

The Age of Christ, 895.

M895.1

The nineteenth year of Flann.

M895.2

Muirgheas, Bishop and Abbot of Disert Diarmada;

M895.3

Maelbrighde, son of Proligh, a holy man, who was Archbishop of Munster;

M895.4

Flaithim, son of Nechtain, Abbot of Liath;

M895.5

Maenach, son of Caemhan, Abbot of Daimhliag;

M895.6

Finghin, anchorite of Cluain Mic Nois;

M895.7

and Toicthiuch of Inis Aingin, died.

M895.8

The foreigners were on Loch Eathach on the Calends of January, and they seized on Etach Padraig.

M895.9

Tadhg, son of Conchobhar, King of the three divisions of Connaught, died


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after a lingering sickness.

M895.10

Rian, son of Bruadair, was slain by the foreigners.

M895.11

A meeting at Ath Luain between Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, and Cathal, son of Conchobhar; and Cathal came into the house of Flann under the protection of the clergy of Ciaran, so that he was afterwards obedient to the king.

M895.12

The plundering of Cill Dara by the foreigners.

M895.13

A prey was taken by the Leinstermen from the Osraighi, on which occasion Buadhach, son of Ailell, was slain.

Annal M896.

M896.0

The Age of Christ, 896.

M896.1

The twentieth year of Flann.

M896.2

Caroc, son of Maelcron, Abbot of Achadh Biroir, died.

M896.3

Maelbreasail, son of Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel Conaill, was slain in the battle of Sailtin, by Murchadh, son of Maelduin, lord of Cinel Eoghain.

M896.4

A change of kings at Caiseal, i.e. Cormac, son of Cuileannan, in the place of Cennghegan, i.e. Finguine.

M896.5

Maelruanaidh, son of Flann, son of Maelseachnaill, was killed (i.e. he was burned in a house set on fire), by the Luighne, i.e. by the sons of Cearnachan, son of Tadhg, and by the son of Lorcan, son of Cathal, lord of Meath. They also slew Maelcroin (the father of Caindelbhan), son of Domhnall, lord of Cinel Laeghaire; of which was said:

    1. On a hard Wednesday I parted
      with Maelruanaidh the nobly gifted,
      On Thursday I began to think
      on being without my father's son.

And Dubhchuilinn, Abbot of Ros Each;

M896.6

Tibraide, son of Nuadhat, Abbot of Connor, Lann Eala, and Laithreach Briuin, died.

M896.7

Dubhlachtna, son of Ceirine, lord of Ui Bairrche, died.

M896.8

A slaughter was made of the foreigners by the Ulidians.

M897.0

The Age of Christ, 897.

M897.1

The twenty first year of Flann.

M897.2

Fogartach, son of Flann, Abbot of Laithreach Briuin, and lord of Fotharta Airthir Life, died.

M897.3

Aididh, son of Luighne, King of Ulidia, was slain by one of his own tribe,


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i.e. by Maelbairne.

M897.4

Finguine, i.e. Cenngeagain, King of Munster, was slain by his own tribe.

M897.5

The expulsion of the foreigners from Ireland, from the fortress of Ath Cliath, by Cearbhall, son of Muirigen, and by the Leinstermen; by Maelfinnia, with the men of Breagh about him; and, leaving great numbers of their ships behind them, they escaped half dead across the sea.

M897.6

Dunghal, son of Cearbhall, was mortally wounded by the people of Laeighis.

M897.7

The foreigners of Ath Cliath were besieged on Inis Mic Neachtain.

M897.8

Foghartach, son of Flann, died.

M897.9

Cathasach, son of Fearghus, Tanist Abbot of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M898.

M898.0

The Age of Christ. 898.

M898.1

The twenty second year of Flann.

M898.2

Caenchomrac of Inis Endoimh, Bishop and Abbot of Lughmhadh, the tutor of Aenagan, son of Eigeartach, and of Dunadhach, son of Eigeartach, from whom are descended the Ui Cuinn na mBocht, died on the twenty third day of July.

M898.3

Suairleach, anchorite and Bishop of Treoit;

M898.4

Maelciarain, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas, and Cluain Eidhneach;

M898.5

Ailell, son of Aenghus, Abbot of Cill Cuilinn;

M898.6

Cosgrach, who was called Truaghan, anchorite of Inis Cealtra;

M898.7

and Tuathal, anchorite, died.

M898.8

Scannall of Teach Teille;

M898.9

Ailill of Rath Epscoip;

M898.10

and Reachtabhra of Ros Cre, died.

M898.11

Caenchomhrac, of the caves of Inis Bo Fine, died.

M898.12

Maelfinnia, son of Flannagan, lord of Breagh, who was a religious, devout layman, died. Of his death was said:

    1. The son of Dearbhail, battling over Breaghmhach,
      disperses each meeting without delay,
      The generous Maelfinnia, the great, the fierce,
      most illustrious most valiant hero.

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    3. Fit was he to be a king of cloudless reign,
      high chief over Eamhain of fairs;
      A man, I assert it without fear,
      who was alone worthy of having all Ireland.
    4. Maelfinnia, a man without haughtiness,
      lord of Breagh, a torch over the fortresses;
      He of royal countenance, most highly gifted,
      a famed just man, a prudent battle prop.
    5. The heroic king of heavy blows,
      even to the sea shore he won the wager;
      Alas that the generous Maelfinnia
      is not a sun over the battle of Niall.

M898.13

Duibhghilla, son of Edirsgeal, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh;

M898.14

Cinneidigh, son of Gaeithin, lord of Laighis and of the Comanns;

M898.15

Ainniarraidh, son of Maelmuire lord of Tuirbhe;

M898.16

Ciaran, son of Dunghal, lord of Muscraighe, was slain by his own people.

M898.17

Conligan, son of Corcran, was slain in revenge of Ceanngegan.

M898.18

Ceallach, son of Saerghus, anchorite, and Bishop of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M899.

M899.0

The Age of Christ, 899.

M899.1

The twenty third year of Flann.

M899.2

Dunghal, son of Baeithin, Abbot and Bishop of Gleann Da Locha, died.

M899.3

Cairbre Crom, Bishop of Cluain Mic Nois, died; it was to him the spirit of Maelseachlainn shewed itself.

M899.4

Joseph of Loch Con, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, of the tribe of the northern Ui Fiachrach;

M899.5

Flann, son of Conall, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;

M899.6

Ceannfaeladh, son of Cormac, Airchinneach, of Achadh Ur died.

M899.7

Fogartach, son of Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel Conaill, fell upon his own javelin, and died of it the wound; of whom was said:

    1. The great deeded chieftain of Eas Ruaidh,
      about whom great hosts used to assemble,
      He took a Lethiferous drink dangerous truly,
      after persecuting the descendant of Jesse (i.e. Christ).


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M899.8

Macleighinn, son of Bruadair, lord of Muscraighe Breogain, died.

M899.9

Cinaedh, son of Maelruanaidh, and Aedh, son of Ilguine, chief of Ui Bairrche, were both slain by Ceandubhan, son of Maelecan.

M899.10

Fubhthadh, son of Murchadh, lord of Ui Crimhthainn, died.

M899.11

Furbuidhi, son of Cuileannan, lord of Ui Foircheallain, was mortally wounded.

M899.12

Bruaideadh, son of Flaithbheartach, lord of Corcamdruadh, died.

M899.13

The profanation of Ceanannas by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, against Donnchadh, his own son; and many others were beheaded on that occasion.

Annal M900.

M900.0

The Age of Christ, 900.

M900.1

The twenty fourth year of Flann.

M900.2

Maelcianain, son of Fortchern, Bishop of Lann Leire;

M900.3

Litan, Abbot of Tuaim Da Ghualann;

M900.4

Flannagan Ua Lonain, Abbot of Liath Mochaemhog;

M900.5

Dubhan, Abbot of Cill Dara;

M900.6

and Lachtnan, Abbot of Fearna, died.

M900.7

Diarmaid, son of Cearbhall, was driven from the kingdom of Osraighe; and Ceallach, son of Cearbhall, was made king in his place.

M900.8

Oileach Frigreann was plundered by the foreigners.

M900.9

A challenge of battle between the two sons of Aedh Finn Liath, i.e. Domhnall and Niall; but it was prevented by the intercession of the Cinel Eoghain.

M900.10

A battle was gained by Ceallach, son of Cearbhall, and by the Osraighi, over the Eili and the Muscraighi, in which fell one hundred and ten persons, among whom was Techtegan, son of Uamnachan, lord of Eili, and many others of distinction.

M900.11

Alfred, the king, who instituted the laws and ordinances of the Saxons, and who was the most distinguished for prowess, wisdom, and piety, of the Saxon kings, died.

Annal M901.

M901.0

The Age of Christ, 901.

M901.1

The twenty fifth year of Flann.

M901.2

Innreachtach, son of Dobhailen, Abbot of Beannchair, died on the twenty sixth day of April; of whom was said:


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    1. One and three hundred fair revolving years
      from death of Comhgall of Beannchair,
      To the period of the happy death
      of the great illustrious Innreachtach.

M901.3

Maelpoil, Abbot of Sruthair Guaire;

M901.4

and Furadhran, son of Garbhan, Prior of Cill Achaidh, died.

M901.5

Celi, son of Urthuili, Prior of Achadh Bo Cainnigh;

M901.6

and Eigneachan, son of Dalach, son of Muircheartach, lord of Cinel Conaill, died. Of his Eignechan's death was said:

    1. Death has left destitute the hosts
      who seek after precious gifts,
      If it has changed the colour of a potent king;
      great grief that Eigneach has died.
    2. Eigneach, who was the sternest of youths,
      King of the populous Cinel Conaill;
      Alas that his shrunken,
      colourless face is below the surface of the clay in death.
    3. Innreachtach of populous Beannchair,
      Ciarmhac of Gabhra of great renown,
      Flann Feabhail generous and resolute,
      Egneach of Sil Conaill of the good councils.

M901.7

Flann, son of Domhnall, heir apparent of the North, died.

M901.8

Ciarmhacan, son of Flannabhra Ua Dunadhaigh, lord of Ui Conaill Gabhra, died.

M901.9

Ciarodhar, son of Crunnmhael, lord of Ui Felmedha;

M901.10

and Laidhgnen, son of Donnagan, lord of Fearmhagh, were slain.

M901.11

Muireadhach, son of Domhnall, heir apparent of Leinster, was wounded in the country of Munster, and died.

M901.12

Mudan, son of Donnghal, lord of Corca Laighdhe, died.

M901.13

An army was led by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, and by Cearbhall, son of Muireagan; and they plundered from Gobhran to Luimneach.

M901.14

Glaissini, son of Uisseni, lord of Ui Maccaille, died.

Annal M902.

M902.0

The Age of Christ, 902.

M902.1

The twenty sixth year of Flann.

M902.2

Colman, scribe and Bishop of Daimhliag and Lusca;

M902.3

Ferghil, Bishop of Finnabhair, and Abbot of Indeidhnen;

M902.4

and Flann, son of Oenacan, Abbot of Lusca, died.

M902.5

Flann, son of Flaithbheartach, lord of Corca Modhruadh, died.

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Munster was led by Cormac, son of Cuileannan, and Flaithbheartach, to Magh Lena. The people of Leath Chuinn collected against them thither about Flann, son of Maelseachlainn; and a battle was fought between them, in which the people of Leath Chuinn were defeated, and Maelcraeibhe Ua Cathalain was slain.

M902.7

Another army was led by Cormac and Flaithbheartach against the Ui Neill of the South, and against the Connaughtmen; and they carried away the hostages of Connaught in their great fleets on the Shannon, and the islands of Loch Ribh were plundered by them.