Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 5th of the moon,A.D. 1403.
Great war arose between the Earl of Ormond and the Earl of Desmond in this year, and the two Mac William de Burghs with their muster went to assist the Earl of Ormond.
Fergal, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc, that is, the son of the king of Breifni and who was to be
p.51king of Breifni-namely, a spirited, truly hospitable man-was killed in his own house by the sons of Mac Caba with their people: to wit, a fortnight before Easter that deed was done.
Muircertach, son of Donnchadh Ua Dubhda, died in this Summer.
Niall Ua Neill junior, arch-king of Ulster and a courageous, powerful man, and a man who the learned companies and pilgrims of Ireland thought would take the kingship of Ireland on account of the prowess of his hands and the nobility of his blood-to wit, the blood of Niall of the Nine Hostages and of the daughter of the king of the Saxons-and the excellence of his hospitality likewise, died in the Harvest after victory of Unction and penance. Brian, son of Niall Ua Neill, namely, who was to be king of the Fifth of Ulster, died the same year.
Philip, son of Brian Mor Mag Mathgamna; that, is, arch-king of Oirgialla, died this, year and Ardghal Mag Mathgamna was made king in his stead.
Mac Cinaith of the Triuch was killed by his own kinsman in treachery.
Cu-Connacht, son of Maghnus Ua Raighilligh, died.
Mac Craith, son of Maghnus, died on the 2nd of the Ides 14th of March.