Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 10th of moon, A.D. 1512.
Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian O'Neill the Freckled, lord of Trian-Conghail and a man of general hospitality to sages and to folk of erudition and a man that increased Orders and churches and every
p.499goodness beside and the ornament of the East of Ireland, died in Carraic-Ferghusa after Communion and Sacrifice. And he was buried honourably in the monastery of the Friars Minor.
A hosting by Gerald, Earl of Kildare, namely, the Justiciary of Ireland, against Trian-Congail, whereon he took the castle of Bel-Fersti and broke down the castle of Mac Eoin and harried the Glens and much of the country. And he took Aedh the son of Niall, son of Conn O'Neill and other hostages also with him, in pledge of compliance with his own award.
Great war arose between O'Domnaill, namely, Aodh and O'Neill, namely, Art, son of Aodh and another war also between O'Domnaill and Mac William, namely, Edmond, son of Ricard. And O'Domnaill engages 1500 axes in Lower Connacht and in Tir-Conaill and in Fir-Manach. O'Domnaill proceeds from Derry with a few horsemen and takes the castle of Bel-in-clair in the country of Galenga and leaves warders in it and goes back into Tir-Fiachrach. Mac William musters and goes towards the town and, on that being learned by O'Domnaill, he attacks the town again and Mac William abandons the town to him and goes to put provision and warders into the castle of Escir-abhann in Tir-Fiachrach. On that being learned by O'Domnaill, O'Domnaill pursues him across Sliabh-gamh. On this being notified to Mac William, he leaves his son and other warders in the town and goes forward himself to Ard-na-riag. O'Domnaill catches sight of him and he is pursued and they come between Mac William and the ford. And Mac William by swimming escapes despite them from it with a few and the escaped part of his people is followed beyond the river Muaidh and many horses and much armour were
p.501wrested from them and they went themselves in plight of defeat. O'Domnaill sits under the castle of Escir-abhann and takes the place at end of four days and breaks it down straightway and takes the son of Mac William (namely, Ulick) and the other warders and comes safe to his house.
A hosting by O'Domnaill, with the nobles of Lower north Connacht with him, into Tir-Eogain, whereon he burned on every side until he reached Dun-Genainn. O'Neill makes peace with him, after he was a week in the country and he goes from that against the Oghmagh. He builds in a week there the castle that had been broken down before that 1509 by the Earl of Kildare and leaves warders in it.
A hosting by Gerald, Earl of Kildare, Justiciary of Ireland, past Ath-luain into Connacht: he raids and burns Cluain-conninn and takes Ros-comain and leaves warders in it. He goes from that into Magh-Luirg and takes the castle of Baile-na-huama and destroys much of the country. O'Domnaill comes with a large host on foot through the Corr-sliabh to confer with the Earl and turns back the same night and gave leave to raid the country on the march and a party of big people is slain at Belach-buidhe without any notable feat being done. And he sits down then in Sligech and destroyed the district of the descendants of Brian O'Concobuir.
Margaret, daughter of Concobur O'Briain, queen of Lower Connacht, from the Mountain down, first and wife of O'Ruairc afterthe unique woman who, of what were in Ireland in her time, was of best fame and hospitality and housekeeping and was richest in gold and silver and in every other valuabledied and was buried in a wooden church she built herself for the Friars Minor close by Druim-da-ethiar.
Art, son of Conn
p.503O'Domnaill, died suddenly of an attack of illness in the monastery of Dun-na-Gall.
O'Cleirigh, namely, Tuathal, ollam of O'Domnaill in poetry, died.
Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir and his sons and Thomas, son of Maghnus Mag Samradhain, went on an inroad into Tellach-Eathach and a raid was made by them on Toirdelbach, son of Aodh Mag Samradhain. And Toirdelbach himself, one who was tanist in the country, was slain in pursuit of that prey. And they went from that against the crannog of Mag Samradhain and the crannog was taken by them and Mag Samradhain himself was taken by them and he ill, and he was left by them, as they could not take him with them. And the son of O'Raghalligh, namely, Edmond the Red, son of Cathal, son of Aodh O'Raghalligh, overtook those Fir-Manach and the son of Maghnus and overcame them. And Donchadh, son of Redmund, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain by them and Philip, son of Eogan, son of Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled and Aodh, son of Eogan, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir senior and Muircertach Mag Murchaidh the Red and many others were taken from them.
The sons of Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, arose against Gilla-Padraig, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir. And O'Flannagain, namely, Maghnus, son of Gilbert and his sons and his kinsmen were aiding the son of Philip. And they went against each other and the brother of O'Flannagain, namely, Gilla-Isu and the son of O'Flannagain, namely, James, were wounded and both died at the end of a novena. And two of the people of the sons of Philip, son of Brian, namely, Toirdelbach Gapped -tooth, son of Cathal, son of Art and Feradhach Mac Samradhain the Tawny, were slain there.
Inroad was made by Domnall, son of Brian,
p.505son of Domnall O'Neill, on Gilla-Padraic, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir. And the descendants of Flaithbertach Mag Uidhir took sides with the son of Brian. And they went on the townland of Bun-abhann and a prey was taken by them. But they were defeated and the prey was wrested from them and part of their people were part drowned and part slain, around the son of Maghnus, son of Brian, son of Concabar Mag Uidhir junior, between the townland of Bun-abhann and Inis-mor. And the son of Brian was himself taken in Tamnach-an-reta, in the land of the Ard of Muintir-Luinin, and nine of his people were drowned at Caradh-Muintire-Banain the same day.