Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1420.
The castle of Bun-Drobaisi was built this year by
p.85Brian, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair. The host of the Province came at the time to prevent the work. Brian mustered another host against those, under his kinsmen and under Mac Donnchaidh and under Ua Ruairc, namely, Tadhg. And the Ultonian host did not attempt to go across the Ursgathach westward to them on that occasion. The men of Tir-Conail were, a numerous force, by the port of Eas-ruadh at that time. The sons of Ua Domnaill, namely, Niall and Domnall and Nectain, came with a horse-host on the Plain. The sons of Brian Ua Conchobuir went with a large reconnoitring horse-host at that time to Bel-atha-senaigh and a great encounter arose between them. The Men of Tir-Conail overtook them then and an assault was made on the Carbrians, wherein were slain John, son of Brian Ua Concobuir and Aedh Mac Donnchaidh the Tawny, and Cathal, son of Diarmait, son of Cormac, son of Ruaidhri and Eogan Ua Dubhda. Brian Ua Conchobuir and the Carbrians went on Magheine at that time in consequence of those tidings. Eogan Ua Concobuir and Toirdelbach Carrach went at the end of five nights afterwards to Es-ruadh. The sons of Ua Domnaill were on the over side of the Cataract, in Port-n///-long, and they had drunk wine. And tale/// of that was got by Eogan and they were attacked by his forces, and Domnall Ua Domnaill, namely, one who was to be king of Tir-Conaill, was slain by them along with other persons that are not mentioned here. And Niall Ua Domnaill escaped from them in a Saxon ship that was in the harbour at that time. And Eogan returned in triumph on that occasion to the same Drobhais, and so forth.
p.87of Fergal Ua Eaghra, joint-king of Luighni, died.
The sons of John Ua Eaghra came on a hosting with their friends to attack the sons of the Eastern Ua Eaghra. Eogan, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, was the patron and protector of the sons of Tadhg Ua Eaghra. Numerous forays and slayings of persons were committed by the sons of John that time. Eogan overtook them then, and the preys were asked from them by him in virtue of amity and to preserve his hospitality. And he got them not and, as he did not get them, he thought of his own nobility and went in pursuit of the prey. The sons of John and the Clan-Maurice were defeated by Eogan and by the son of Mac Donnchaidh and by the sons of Tadhg Ua Eaghra. And Mac Maurice was captured there and Edmond Mac Maurice and John son of Richard Mac Maurice and William, son of John Ua Eaghra junior, and Tadhg Ua Eagra and many others that are not reckoned here were slain. And the preys were taken from them then through the good fortune of Eogan.
William, son of Mail -Shechlainn Ua Ceallaigh, namely, one who was to be arch-king of Ui-Maine, and the one son of a sub-king who was the most powerful and famous and the best man of battle and who had most part in night attack that was in Ireland in his own time, died in his own stronghold after victory of penance.
Co-liberation was made that time of Cathal Ua Conchobuir, who was in custody with Mac William for a long space of time in pledge for the Castle of Ros-Comain, and of Ua Ceallaigh, who was in custody with Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, and of Ua Conchobuir, who was in the
p.89custody of the latter Mac William.
Fergus (or Gilla-Fergusa) Ua Conghalaigh, a hereditary member of the Community of Ros-Oirrther and a charitable man, died.
Master Matthew Ua Banain, parson and herenagh of Daire-Maelain, died on the 6th of the Ides 8th of September.
Geoffrey Ua Daimhin died on the 13th, of the Kalends of July June 19, and was buried at the left corner of the altar of the monastery of Lis-gabail.