Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1456.
A great tale in Ireland this year: to wit, Ua Neill died; that is, Eogan, son of Niall junior, son of Niall Mor, namely, father of Henry (that is, the Ua Neill).
Great war arose between Ua Neill and the king of Tir-Conaill, namely, Domnall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill. O'Neill, namely, Henry and Mag Uidhir went with a large host into Inis-Eogain and a fortified position was taken by them a short distance from Cuil-mic-an-trein.
Ua Domnaill and Aedh Ua Domnaill the Red, namely, brother of Ua Domnaill and Mac Suibne of Fanad went on three horses from their own host to bring back tidings of Ua Neill with them and came on the green of Cuil-mic-an-trein. The sons of Ua Neill, namely, Toirdelbach the Red, and Ruaidhri, had gone that time a short distance from the castle. And they saw the three horsemen and pursued
p.189them and Ua Domnaill was slain by them and Aedh the Red and Mac Suibhne were captured. In Cell-Baithine moreover was that done, on the 5th of the Kalends of June May 28. Toirdelbach the Carbrian, son of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, then went to where Ua Neill was and Ua Neill made him king over Tir-Conaill on that occasion. And he gave large donatives to Ua Neill and to his sons of kings and to his sub-kings and to his favourites. And lordship was humbly granted to Ua Neill from that out by Ua Domnaill. Ua Neill went to his house on that occasion with victory of overthrow and rout.
Donchadh, son of Gilla-na-naem Mag Sgoloigi, namely, a school-master that was in Lis-gabail, rested.
Nicholas Mag Arachain died.
Graine, daughter of Aedh, son of Ardghal, nurse of the young abbot of Lis-gabail, namely, of Brian, son of Gilla-Patraig, died this year.