The Age of Christ, 657.
The first year of Diarmaid and Blathmac, two sons of Aedh Slaine, son of Diarmaid, son of Fearghus Cerrbheoil, in the sovereignty of Ireland.
Ceallach, son of Saran, Abbot of Othan Mor, died.
Mochua, son of Lonan, died.
Dunchadh, son of Aedh Slaine, died.
The Age of Christ, 658.
The second year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.
Dima Dubh, Bishop of Conner, died on the 6th of January.
Cummine, Bishop of Aendruim Nendrum, in Loch Cuan, died.
St. Sillan, Bishop of Daimhinis, died on the 17th of May.
Eochaidh, son of Blathmac son of Aedh Slaine, died.
Ailill, son of Dunchadh, son of Aedh Slaine, died.
Conall Cranndamhna, died.
Eoghan son of Tuathalan died.
Faelan, chief of Osraighe, was slain by the Leinstermen.
The Age of Christ, 659.
The third year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.
Daniel, Bishop of Ceann Garadh, died on the 18th of February.
Finan, son of
p.271Rimeadh, a bishop, died.
Colman, of Gleann Da Locha, died on the second day of December.
The Age of Christ, 660.
The fourth year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.
St. Laidhgeann, son of Baeth, of Cluain Fearta Molua, died on the 12th of January.
Conaing Ua Daint, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair Emly, died.
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.
Maelduin, son of Aedh Beannan, died.
Maenach, son of Finghin, King of Munster, died.
Maelduin, son of Furadhran, chief of Durlas, died.
Maelfuataigh, son of Ernaine, chief of Cianachta, was slain.
St. Tomene, son of Ronan, Bishop of Ard Macha Armagh, died.
The Age of Christ, 661.
The fifth year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.
St. Cummine Foda, son of Fiactna, Bishop of Cluainfearta Breanainn Clonfert,
p.273died on the twelfth day of November. Colman Ua Clasaigh, the tutor of Cummine, composed these verses:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
St. Colman Ua Cluasaigh, died.
St. Saran Ua Critain died.
The Age of Christ, 662.
The sixth year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.
Segan Mac hUi Chuinn, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor;
Tuenog, son of Fintan, Abbot of Fearna;
Indearcaigh, a bishop;
Dimma, a bishop;
Guaire (i.e. Aidhne), son of Colman, King of Connaught, died. Guaire and Caimin, of Inis Cealtra, had the same mother, as is said:
- Cumman, daughter of Dallbronach,
was the mother of Caimin and Guaire;
Seven and seventy
was the number born of her.
Conall and Colgu, two sons of Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, were slain by Ceirrceann.
The Age of Christ, 663.
The seventh year of Diarmaid and Blathmac.
Baetan Mac Ua Cormaic, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.He was of the sept of Conmaicne Mara.
Bearach, Abbot of Beannchair;
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.
The Age of Christ, 664.
A great mortality prevailed in Ireland this year, which was called the Buidhe Connail, and the following number of the saints
p.277of 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.
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.
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.
An eclipse of the sun on the third day of May.
The Age of Christ, 665.
The first year of Seachnasach, son of Blathmac, in the sovereignty of Ireland.
Baeithin, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.
Ailill Flann Easa, son of Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, died.
Maelcaeich, son of Scannal, chief of the Cruithne of Dal Araidhe of the race of Ir,
Eochaidh Iarlaidh, King of the Cruithne, also died!
Maelduin, son of Scannal, chief of Cinel Coirbre, died.
Duibhinnreacht, son of Dunchadh, chief of Ui Briuin, died.
Ceallach, son of Guaire, died.
The battle of Fearsat, between the Ulidians and the Cruithni, where Cathasach, son of Laircine, was slain.
Faelan, son of Colman, King of Leinster, died.
The Age of Christ, 666.
The second year of Seachnasach.
A great plague raged in this year, of which died four abbots at Beannchair Uladh Bangor, namely, Bearach, Cummine, Colum, and Aedhan, their names.
The battle of Aine, between the Aradha and Ui Fidhgeinte, where Eoghan, son of Crunnmael, was slain.
Bran Finn, son of Maelochtraigh, chief of the Deisi of Munster, was slain.
Blathmac, son of Maelcobha, King of Ulidia, died.