THE kalends of January on Thursday, and the fourth of the moon; M.ccc.xl.ix.. It was the first year of the Nineteen; [secundo] anno Indictionis; xxv. cycli solaris.
Gilla-na-naemh O'hUiginn mortuus est.
A victory was gained by Aedh O'Ruairc over Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, and over Donnchadh O'Domhnaill, and over the Dartraighe; and Aedh Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Dartraighe, was slain there, and Gilla-na-naemh Mac Flannchaidh, and Lochlainn, the son of Andiles O'Baighill, et alii multi nobiles.
The Earl's grandson went into Connacht, and took a prey; and Mac William Burk and Mac Feorais overtook him, and inflicted a great defeat on him; and the Earl's grandson was taken prisoner there; and a great number of the Clann-Rickard were, moreover, captured and slain there.
A great war between Ferghal Mac Diarmada and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal; and the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Connacht were assembled by Mac Diarmada, together with the Cenel-Conaill and Clann-Muirchertaigh; and they drove the son of Cathal towards Clann-Fernmhaighe, but were unable to do him any injury; and they returned without pledge or hostage. And the son of Cathal afterwards burned and plundered the greater part of Magh-Luirg.
A great plague in Magh-Luirg, and in all Erinn, in hoc anno. Matthew, son of Cathal O'Ruairc, died of this
The Earl's grandson died.
Richard O'Raighilligh, king of Breifne in the East, died.
Donnchadh Riabhach, the son of Maelechlainn Carrach Mac Diarmada, was taken prisoner by Cormac Bodhar Mac Diarmada, who took him with him to Airtech, where he was afterwards slain, in treachery, by the son of Gilla-Christ Mac Taichligh, and by O'Cernaigh.
Gilbert O'Flannagain, chieftain of Tuath-ratha, was slain by the sons of Brian O'Flannagain.
Muirchertach Riaganach Mac Aenghusa was slain by his own brothers.
The kalends of January on Friday and the fifteenth of the moon. M.ccc.l. It was the second year of the cycle of Nineteen; and the third year of the cycle of the Indiction; xxvi. cycli solaris.
Ferghal, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was killed by the son of Cathal Clerech Mac Donnchaidh.
Brian Mac Diarmada, royal heir of Magh-Luirg, was unfortunately killed in Ros-Comain, by the Bishop O'Finnachta's people, with one discharge of an arrow; and the man who was convicted of the shot, i.e. Ruaidhri-int-seomra O'Donnchadha, was slain and mangled there.
Brian, son of Domhnall, son of Brian Ruadh O'Briain, was killed, in treachery, by the sons of Lorcan Mac Ceothach, ut dixit poeta
- Pity! the only son of Domhnall of the assembly;
Pity! the heir of Brian Borumha;
Pity! his going as was not expected;
Pity the Clann-Ceoch should triumph over him.
Toirdhelbhach Og O'Briain killed sixteen men of the Clann-Ceoch, who were deprived, moreover, of their stock and land.
Aedh, son of Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair,
p.7who was usually called O'Conchobhair Breifnech, was slain by Aedh O'Ruairc, in Magh-Enghaiti, in hoc anno.
Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, was killed, in treachery, by the sons of Ferghal Mac Donnchadha, at the instigation of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach.
Maurice Mac Donnchaidh died in hoc anno.
Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach, was deposed by Mac William Burk and by the Tuatha of Connacht; and Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh, was inaugurated by them in opposition to him.
Aenghus O'hEodhusa mortuus est.
Aenghus Ruadh O'Dalaigh, the most eminent poet in Erinn, quievit.
Cucoicriche Mor Mac Eochagain, dux of Cenel-Fiachaidh, quievit.
Bishop William O'Dubhda, i.e. bishop of Cill-Alaidh, quievit.
The kalends of January on Saturday, and the twenty-sixth of the moon; tertio anno cycli lunaris; iiii. annus indictionis; xxvii. cycli solaris.
Philip Mac Udhir mortuus est.
Aedh, the son of Toirdhelbhach, came into the country, and the hostages of Connacht were taken by him; and the son of Fedhlimidh was afterwards exiled by him for the space of one year.
Aedh O'Ruairc was taken prisoner by Mac Philipin Mac William Burk, whilst coming from Cruach-Patraic; and Ferghal Mac Diarmada rebelled in consequence of this capture, so that a general war broke out in all Connacht, through which Magh-Luirg was wasted.
A general invitation was given by William, son of Donnchaidh Muimhnech O'Cellaigh about Christmas of the invitation, to all the learned of Erinn, and they all returned fully grateful, both high and low.
Mathghamhain Mac Consnamha was slain by the sons of Donnchadh Mac Consnamha.
Eoghan Mac Suibhne was slain by Maghnus O'Domhnaill in the same year.
Enna O'Flannagain, chieftain of Tuath-ratha, mortuus est.
The kalends of January on Sunday, and the seventh of the moon; M.ccc.l.secundo; iiii. anno cycli lunaris; [v.] anno Indictionis; xxviii. anno cycli solaris.
Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach, assumed the sovereignty of Connacht by force, in spite of Foreigners and Gaeidhel.
Aedh O'Maelbhrenainn and his two sons were slain by Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair.
Aedh O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, was killed by Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnach O'Conchobhair, and by the Clann-Muirchertaigh likewise, and a slaughter of the Clann-Suibhne's gallowglasses along with him.
Aenghus O'Domhnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, was killed by Maghnus O'Domhnaill, per dolum.
Dabac Dilmhain, son of Ulick of Umhall, head of the kerns of Connacht, died in hoc anno.
Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, died in hoc anno.
Matthew Mac [D]orchaidh was killed by the Clann-Muirchertaigh.
Demolition of Baile-in-duin by Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach; and a destruction of cows and sheep was committed there.
Conchobhar, son of Maurice Mac Donnchaidh, died in hoc anno.
Nuala, daughter of Mac Diarmada, died in hoc anno.
Thomas Mac Raghnaill mortuus est.
Tadhg, son of Siacus O'Cellaigh, died in hoc anno.
The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the eighteenth of the moon; quinto anno cycli lunaris; vi. anno Indictionis; primus annus solaris cycli; anno Domini M.ccc.l.tertio.
Aedh, son of Ruaidhri O'Neill, mortuus est.
Tadhg Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, was slain by the sons of Jeffrey Mac Raghnaill.
Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach, was deposed, and Mac Branan brought him into the country.
Gormlaith, daughter of O'Domhnaill, wife of O'Neill, in Christo quievit.
Mathghamhain, son of Gilla-na-naemh O'Ferghail, mortuus est.
The kalends of Jannary on Wednesday, and the twenty-ninth of the moon; M.ccc.l.quarto; vi. anno cycli lunaris; vii. anno Indictionis; ii, anno solaris cycli.
Brian O'Dubhda, king of Ui-Fiachrach, mortuus est.
Rudhraighe O'Mordha, king of Laighis, mortuus est.
Sitric Mac Samhradhain mortuus est.
Derbforgaill, daughter of O'Conchobhair, mortua est.
Jeffrey Mac Raghnaill mortuus est.
Tadhg Mac Senlaigh mortuus est.
John O'Finnachta, bishop of Oilfinn, in Christo quievit.
Aedh, son of Cormac Bodhar, was slain by the sons of Donnchadh Riabhach.
O'Lachtnain, bishop of Connacht, in Christo quievit.
Mac Murchadha was torn asunder by Foreigners, through which a great war occurred between Foreigners and Gaeidhel. Aedh Mac Samhradhain died of his wounds.
Brian, son of Aedh Mor O'Neill, mortuus est.
Fedhlim, son of Cathal O'Conchobhair, died in the same year.
Cathal, son of Niall O'Ruairc, died.
A great defeat was given by the Clann-Aedha-Buidhe and the Foreigners of Dun-Delgan to Aedh O'Neill, in which a great slaughter was committed.
Hubert Burk died in hoc anno.
Ruaidhri, son of John Mac Mathghamhna, was slain in Mac Mathghamhna's fortress.
The kalends of January on Thursday, and the tenth of the moon; M. ccc. lv.; vii. anno cycli lunaris; octavo anno Indictionis; iii. anno cycli solaris.
Sir Maurice Fitz-Thomas, Justiciary of Erinn, and Earl of Des-Mumha, died in this year.
Domhnall, son of John O'Ferghail, chieftain of Mainister-Anghaile, died, and was buried in Lethrath.
Conchobhar Mac Consnamha, bishop of the Breifne, in Christo quievit.
Diarmaid O'Maelmiadhaigh, chieftain of Muinter-Cerbhallain, was killed by Muinter-Birn, and a great number of the Muinter-Eolais along with him.
A defeat was given by the
p.13Foreigners of the West of Connacht to Mac William Burk, when a great number were slain.
Cathal O'Cuinn, chieftain of Muinter-Gillgan, occisus est, and five of his brothers along with him, by the sons of Aedh and John O'Ferghail.
Cormac Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, was slain by the sons of Imhar Mac Raghnaill.
A defeat was given by the Gaeidhel of Laighen to the Foreigners of Ath-cliath.
Edmond, the son of William, son of Richard Burk, was slain by the Síl-Anmchadha.
A great overthrow was given by Richard Og to the household of Mac William (i.e. Edmond Burk), and to the Síl-Anmchadha, on which occasion Stephen Mac Jordan, Henry Mac Philbin, and sixteen princes of the Síl-Anmchadha, were slain.
A battle was fought by the son of the King of the Saxons and the King of France. The King of France and his son were taken prisoners there, and a great slaughter was inflicted on them.
Tuaim-da-ghualann was burned by Cathal Og, and by Mac William Burk.
Niall Mac Mathghamhna was slain by the sons of John Mac Mathghamhna.
Murchadh, son of Cathal O'Ferghail, mortuus est.
Mac Cathail, i.e. the abbot of Sruthair, in Christo quievit in hoc anno.
Adduc Mac Ugilin was slain by the Oirthera.
Ten lambs were brought forth by one sheep in hoc anno.
Donnchadh O'Domhnaill was slain whilst forcibly carrying off Mac Udhir's daughter.
Tadhg Mac Aedhagain mortuus est.
Mac Gallgaeidhel, abbot of the Trinity, in Christo quievit.
Ferghal, son of Ferghal, son of Muirchertach Mor, son of Conghalach Mac Eochagain, chieftain of the descendants of Fiachadh son of Niall-nai-ghiallach, died in quarto idus Septembris.
Derbhorgaill, daughter of O'Ferghail, mortua est.
The kalends of January on Friday, and the twenty-first of the moon; M.ccc.lvi.; octavo anno cycli lunaris; ix. anno Indictionis; quarto anno cycli solaris.
Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, was killed in Baile-Locha-Dechair by Donnchadh Carrach O'Cellaigh, and by Clann-in-bhaird, at the instigation of the Ui-Maine, in revenge for Seonin Burk's daughter, i.e. O'Cellaigh's wife, whom Toirdhelbhach's son had carried off privately and clandestinely; and Aedh, the son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, afterwards assumed the full sovereignty of Connacht.
Conchobhar, son of Tadhg O'Cellaigh, was slain by Tadhg, son of Diarmaid O'Cellaigh.
Ferchar O'Fallamhain, chieftain of Clann-Uadach, mortuus est.
Toirdhelbhach, son of Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair, was slain by the Clann-Donnchaidh.
Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh and his son, i.e. Donnchadh, son of Diarmaid, were slain by the Ui-Suillebhain.
Mor, daughter of O'Conchobhair, wife of O'Ferghail, died in hoc anno.
Ruaidhri, son of Aedh O'Conchobhair, mortuus est.
Muirchertach, son of John O'Neill, was killed by Philip Mac Udhir in hoc anno.
The Justiciary of Ath-cliath mortuus est.
Mac Feorais was slain by Foreigners in hoc anno.
Dubhgall Mac Suibhne was slain by Domhnall O'Conchobhair in hoc anno.
Donnchadh Mac Conmara, the best son of a chieftain in his time, occisus est.
Domhnall, son of Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair, mortuus est.
Nicholas Mac Cathusaigh, bishop of Oirghiall, in Christo quievit.
Solomon O'Mellain, steward of clog-ind-idachta, the general patron of the learned of Erinn, mortuus est.
Donnchadh Proistech was slain by two of his own people, per dolum.
Gerodin Tyrrell was torn asunder by Black
p.17Foreigners on the green of Ath-cliath.
Murchadh, son of Brian O'Neill, mortuus est.
The kalends of January on Sunday, and the second of the moon; M.ccc. lvii.; ix. anno cycli lunaris: x. anno Indictionis; v. anno cycli solaris.
Maghnus Mac Mathghamhna, King of Oirghiall, mortuus est.
Lochlainn, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, mortuus est.
The Earl of Des-Mumha demersus est in going across.
Fedhlimidh O'Domhnaill and his son, i.e. Raghnall, were slain in confinement by John O'Domhnaill.
Ferghal Muimhnech O'Duibhgennain, ollamh of the Conmaicne, and of Clann-Maelruanaigh Lower and Upper, mortuus est.
Matthew, son of Thomas O'Ruairc, head of valour of the Breifne, mortuus est.
Macraith Mac Erraigh, an eminent man in general, mortuus est.
Donnsleibhe Mac Cerbhaill, an eminent musician, mortuus est.
Brian, son of Gilla-Christ O'Ruairc, and Maghnus Buidhe Mac Samhradhain, were killed in Ruta-Mic-Ugilin, by Aedh O'Neill, in hoc anno.
Clement O'Duibhgenhain, vicar of Cill-Ronain, in Christo quievit.
A general peace between the two Cathals in hoc anno, viz., Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnech, and Cathal Og, son of Cathal, son of Domhnall.
The kalends of January on Monday, and the thirteenth of the moon; M.ccc.lviii.; x. anno cycli lunaris; xi. anno Indictionis; vi. anno cycli solaris.
Domhnall O'hEghra, king of Luighne, died about Easter in hoc anno.
Maghnus MacUdhir was slain by the Clainn-Cathmhail in hoc anno.
Conchobhar O'hAinlighe, dux of Cenel-Dobhtha-mic-Aenghusa, died after triumphing over the devil and the world, in hoc anno.
A great defeat was given by Aedh O'Neill to
p.19the Airghialla and the Feara-Manach, in which Aedh Mac Caba, and the son of the bishop O'Dubhda were slain.
A great shower of hail fell in Cairbre in the summer, and a wild apple was not larger than each stone of this shower.
A great defeat was given by O'Mordha to the Foreigners of Ath-cliath, and two hundred and forty were slain there.
Brian Mac Cathmhail, bishop of Airghiall, quievit.
Senicin Mac Ugilin mortuus est in hoc anno.
The son of Andrew Mac Feorais mortuus est.
The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the twenty-fourth of the moon; M.ccc.lix.; xi. anno cycli lunaris; xii. anno Indictionis; vii. anno cycli solaris.
Cormac MacCarthaigh, king of Des-Mumha, mortuus est.
A great defeat was given by Cathal Og O'Conchobhair to the Cenel-Conaill, near Bel-Atha-Senaigh, and John O'Dochartaigh, chieftain of Ard-Midhair, and Eoghan Connachtach, and Toirdhelbhach Mac Suibhne, were moreover taken prisoners there; and a great slaughter was committed there. Matthew Mac Samhradhain, heir to the chieftancy of Tellach-Echach, was wounded that day, and died at home of that wound.
The same Cathal went on a hosting to Tir-Conaill; and his people went into O'Gairmledhaigh's territory, and Cathal Bodhar O'Ruairc was slain by Maelsechlainn O'Gairmledhaigh; and Maelsechlainn was killed on the same spot by Tighernan O'Ruairc.
Muirchertach, son of Thomas O'Floinn Líne, royal heir of Ui-Tuirtre, was slain per dolum by Aedh, the son of Brian O'Neill, i.e. the son of Brian, son of Aedh Buidhe.
Murchadh Og Mac Mathghamhna, royal heir of Corca-Bhaiscinn, was killed by Síl-Briain.
Maghnus O'Dubhda, son of the king of Ui-Fiachrach, mortuus est.
p.21Donnchaidh, royal heir of Tir-Oilella, was slain by Mac Sencha of the sept of O'Gadhra.
Henry, son of Ulick, son of Richard, mortuus est.
Domhnall, son of Tadhg O'Mathghamhna, occisus est.
Aedh, son of Conchobhar Mac Aedhagain, died in hoc anno.
The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the fifth of the moon; M.ccc.lx.
The son of the king of the Saxons came to Erinn; and great burnings were committed in this year, viz., Ros-Comain, Daimhinis, Sligech, the monastery of Lis-gabhail, and Fidhnach, and Druim-lias were burned.
Diarmaid, son of Donnchadh Riabhach Mac Diarmada, was killed by Cathal Og.
Diarmaid O'Briain was deposed by the son of his own father's brother.
Maelruanaidh, son of the Gilla-Muinelach O'Baighill, mortuus est.
Sir Robert Savage died in hoc anno.
Amhlaibh, son of Jeffrey Mac Raghnaill, occisus est.
John, son of Gilla-Christ O'Ruairc, occisus est by Aedh Mac [D]orchaidh.
Diarmaid O'hAinlighe mortuus est.
Tuathal O'Finnachta mortuus est in hoc anno.
The Primate of Ard-Macha in Christo quievit.
Ferghal, son of Jeffrey Mac Raghnail, mortuus est in hoc anno.
Cathal, son of the Caech Mac Raghnaill, occisus est in hoc anno.
The Gilla-dubh Mac Builichan mortuus est.
John, son of Simag Mac Ugilin, occisus est.
The daughter of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, wife of Ferghal O'Raighilligh, was killed by a fall in hoc anno.
Gilla-na-naemh O'Conmhaigh, ollamh of Tuadh-Mumha in music, mortuus est.
William, son of the comarb of Cailin, occisus est.
Naemhag O'Duibhgennain mortuus est.
The kalends of January on Friday, and the sixteenth of the moon; M.ccc.lxi.; xiii. anno cycli lunaris; xiiii. anno Indictionis; ix. anno cycli solaris.
Art Mac Murchadha, king of Laighen, and Domhnall Riabhach, royal heir of Laighen, were taken prisoners by the son of the king of the Saxons, per dolum, in his own house; and they died with him.
Benedict O'Mochain, archdeacon of Cill-Athrachta, mortuus est.
Donnchadh O'Lochlainn, king of Corca-Modhruaidh, mortuus est.
Sir Edmond Burk mortuus est.
Cluithi-an-righ throughout all Erinn, and Richard Savage died of it.
Redmond, son of Burk of the Muine, mortuus est.
Cathal and Muirchertach, two sons of Aedh, son of Eoghan, mortui sunt.
Walter Staunton mortuus est.
Tuathal O'Maille moritur.
Thomas Mac Tighernain, chieftain of Tellach-Dunchadha, moritur.
Nicholas O'Finnaghta mortuus est.
Gilbert, son of Meyler, mortuus est in hoc anno.
The kalends of January on Saturday, and the twenty-seventh of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc.lxii.; xiiii. cycli lunaris; xv. anno Indictionis; x. anno cycli solaris.
Eoghan Finn O'Conchobhair, son of the king of Connacht, died in hoc anno.
Niall Mac Samhradhain, dux of Tellach-Echach, quievit.
Maelruanaidh O'Dubhda, and his wife, i.e. the daughter of Mac Donnchaidh, mortui sunt.
Cathal Og, and the son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, took possession of Baile-in-tobair-Brighde.
A great hosting by Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and by the son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, King of Connacht, into Midhe, when they triumphantly
p.25burned Midhe; and fourteen churches, and Cill-Cainnigh, were burned by them; and it would not be easy to enumerate or count all that was then destroyed of Midhe. And they afterwards returned home safely.
Cormac Ballach O'Maelechlainn, king of Midhe, moritur.
Tadhg, son of Conchobhar, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Briain, was killed by the Clann-Cuilen.
Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, the king's son of greatest fame, and generosity, and renown, and politeness, strength, and heroism in his own time, died of the plague in Sligech, the third day after Allhallowtide.
Diarmaid, son of John O'Ferghail, chieftain of Muinter-Anghaile, mortuus est.
Domhnall, son of Ruaidhri O'Cellaigh, mortuus est.
Cairbre O'Cuinn, chieftain of Muinter-Gillgan, mortuus est.
Thomas O'Birn mortuus est.
Muirchertach Donn Mac Oirechtaigh quievit.
Aenghus Mac-ind-oglaich, archdeacon of Cill-airidh, in Christo quievit.
Murchadh Manach Mac Taidhg quievit.
Eoghan O'Maille and his son, i.e. Diarmaid, mortui sunt.
Cucoicriche, son of Diarmaid Mac Eochagain, and Maurice, son of Muirchertach Mac Eochagain, mortui sunt.
The kalends of January on Sunday, and the eighth of the moon; M.ccc.lxiii.; xv. cycli lunaris; i. anno Indictionis; xi. anno cycli solaris.
Maghnus Eoghanach O'Domhnaill died in hoc anno.
Aedh Mac Udhir, king of Feara-Manach, died in hoc anno.
Muirchertach Ruadh, son of Domhnall Irruis O'Conchobhair, was slain by Maghnus, son of Cathal O'Conchobhair.
Tadhg Mac Consnamha, chieftain of Muinter-Cinaith, was wounded and taken prisoner by Cathal, son of Aedh O'Conchobhair; and he died in this confinement.
Catherine, daughter of O'Ferghail, wife of O'Raighilligh, died.
Cathal Mac Donnchaidh was slain by the people of Magh-Luirg.
Great wind in
p.27hoc anno, which demolished churches and houses, and sank numerous ships and boats.
Bebhinn, daughter of Mac Eochagain, uxor Vulpis, quievit.
The kalends of January on Monday, and the nineteenth of the moon; M.ccc.lx. quarto; xvi. cycli lunaris; ii. anno Indictionis; xii. anno cycli solaris.
Aedh O'Neill, king of the province of Uladh, the best king that came in his own time, died after triumphing over the devil and the world.
Diarmaid O'Briain, king of Tuadh-Mumha, died in hoc anno.
Maelsechlainn, son of Murchadh, son of Gilla-na-naemh, son of Aedh, son of Amhlaibh, mortuus est.
Gilla-na-naemh Mac Gobhann-na-sgél, a most eminent historian, mortuus est.
Domhnall, son of Ruaidhri O'Cellaigh, royal heir of Ui Maine, quievit.
Margaret, daughter of Walter Burk, wife of the son of Fedhlimidh, quievit.
Gilla-na-naemh O'Dubhdabhorenn, chief brehon of Corcumruaidh, died in hoc anno.
Donnchadh O'hUiginn, an eminent historian, mortuus est.
Bran O'Brain, a celebrated harper, quievit.
The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the twenty-ninth of the moon; M.ccc.lxv.; xvii. cycli lunaris; iii. anno Indictionis; xiii. cycli solaris.
Ruaidhri, son of Domhnall O'Neill, was killed by Maelsechlainn Mac-in-ghirr Mac Cathmhail, with one shot of an arrow.
Thomas, son of Murchadh O'Ferghail, died in hoc anno.
An attack was made by the Clann-Goisdelbh on the Luighne, on which occasion six sons of kings were slain, along with Cormac O'hEghra; (i.e. this Cormac was heir to the sovereignty of Luighne).
Another attack was made by Aedh Mac Diarmada on Muinter-Eolais. Great treacheries and
p.29immense depredations were committed on Muinter-Eolais on this ocasion; but these depredations were not depredations without retaliation, for Cormac Mac Diarmada Ruadh, and the two sons of Tomaltach O'Birn, viz., Maelechlainn Caech and Gilla-Christ, were slain there; and Diarmaid Mac Diarmada, and Maelruanaidh, son of Donnchadh Riabhach, were moreover taken prisoners there; and "the defeat of the youths" is the name of that defeat from that day to this.
Fedhlimidh-an-einigh, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair of Corcumruaidh, king of Corcumruaidh, died.
Brian, son of Matthew Mac Tighernain, chieftain of Tellach-Dunchadha, the most famous man of the Breifnians, mortuus est, ut dicitur
- Brian Mac Tighernain of the conflicts
With his hospitality comparison was not just
He followed generosity without hatred;
Heaven was the end of his battle-career.
Brian, son of Aedh Mac Mathghamhna, assumed the sovereignty of Oirghiall, and contracted a marriage alliance with Somhairle, son of John Dubh Mac Domhnaill, high constable of the province of Uladh, who induced him to put away O'Raighilligh's daughter, and wed his own daughter. And it was not long after that until he Brian invited him to a feast, to drink wine as it were; and the feast which his son-in-law then gave him was, to apprehend him, and bind him, and put him in a lake to conceal him. Brian himself was banished through this deed.
Cuchonnacht O'Raighilligh entered the Order in hoc anno.
Aedh, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, was slain by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair.
Tadhg, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, came
p.31up with Domhnall the same day, and defeated him, and killed a number of his people, including Aedh, the son of Conchobhar, son of Tadhg.
Philip O'Raighilligh was made king in the place of Cuchonnacht O'Raighilligh.
Mac Wattin Barrett, i.e. Robert, mortuus est.
The son of the king of the Saxons left Erinn in hoc anno.
The kalends of January on Thursday, and the eleventh of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc. lxvi.; xviii. cycli lunaris; iiii. anno Indictionis; xiiii. cycli solaris.
Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnech, son of Cathal Ruadh, and his son, i.e. Maghnus Og, were slain in treachery by Philip Mac Udhir, king of Feara-Manach, and by the Archdeacon Mac Udhir, in their own assembly; and prodigious depredations were afterwards committed on the Clann-Muirchertagh; and peace was concluded by Muinter-Ruairc and the Feara-Manach with each other.
Cathal Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Darrtraighe, was after that slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh.
Cormac Donn Mac Carthaigh, king of Ui-Cairbre and Ui-Echach-Mumhan, was slain in treachery by his own brother's son, i.e. by the son of Domhnall-na-nDomhnall.
Conchobhar O'Conchobhair, king of Ciarraighe-Luachra, was slain by the Branachs.
John Mac Goisdelbh, lord of Sliabh-Lugha, died.
Ruaidhri, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, was drowned in the Sinainn.
A great victory by Tadhg, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, over John O'Domhnaill with his gallowglasses; and Mac Suibhne was captured there, and many other captives along with him; and many persons were also slain there.
Mac Conmara, chieftain of Clann-Cuilen, mortuus est.
Master Florence Mac-ind-oglaich died in this year.
A warlike muster by Domhnall O'Neill, to attack Niall O'Neill; and Mac Cathmhail was expelled from his country by them; and they overtook the rere of the emigrating body. And Raghnall, son of Alexander, the heir of the Clann-Alexander, came from Innsi-Gall at this time to Niall O'Neill; and each party had a band of gallowglasses, viz. the father on the one side, and the son and kinsman on the other side: (Toirdhelbhach was the kinsman, and Alexander the son). And Raghnall sent messengers requesting them both, in honour of his seniority, not to oppose him; and they regarded him not, but they advanced quickly towards the ford of battle, where they saw Raghnall; and they then delivered a fierce battle and conflict to each other. And the son of Raghnall was slain there; and Alexander Mac Domhnaill was taken prisoner there; and Raghnall did not permit his people to kill him, for Raghnall said that he would not lose both his kinsman and his son. And a great number of Domhnall O'Neill's people were slain there.
A great war between the Foreigners of Connacht, viz., Mac William and Mac Maurice. The Clann-Maurice were expelled by Mac William Burk, and he Mac Maurice was driven into Clann-Rickard on that occasion.
Muirchertach Mac Raghnaill, son of Raghnall Mac Raghnaill, was slain in treachery by Maelechlainn Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais. Maelechlainn himself died in two months afterwards.
The kalends of January on Friday, and the twenty-second of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc.lxvii.; xix. cycli lunaris; quinto anno Indictionis; xv. cycli solaris.
The Bishop O'Ferghail, i.e. Bishop of Ard-achadh, in Christo quievit.
Sitric, son of the Airchinnech Mac Tighernain, mortuus est.
Cathal, son of Imhar Mac Tighernain, mortuus est.
A migratory excursion was
p.35made by the Clann-Muirchertaigh to Magh-Nise in hoc anno, and they went on an expedition into Magh-Luirg, viz., Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair and Ferghal Mac Tighernain, dux of Tellach-Dunchadha, and Diarmaid Mac Raghnaill, dux of Muinter-Eolais, accompanied by gallowglasses. And they burned Aedh Mac Diarmada's fortress. Ferghal Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, and Aedh Mac Diarmada, overtook them, and gave them battle, and killed some of their people.
Cuchonnacht O'Raighilligh, king of the Breifne until he resigned it for the sake of God, mortuus est.
A great defeat was given by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and by Muinter-Ruairc, and the Clann-Donnchaidh, and Tibbot Burk with his kern retainers, to Tadhg son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair: they overtook them at Traigh-Eothuile-int-sair, and the gallowglasses of the son of Maghnus were all slain there, viz., one hundred and fifty, along with Domhnall, son of Somhairle, and Domhnall Og, his son, and the two sons of Mac Suibhne, and the son of the Bishop O'Dubhda, and William Mac Sithidh.
Derbhail, daughter of Maelruanaidh Mor Mac Diarmada, wife of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh. Aenghus, son of the Dean Mac Samhradhain, quievit.
Tadhg Mac Samhradhain mortuus est.
Maelechlainn, son of Jeffrey Mac Gilla-Patraic, and a number of his people, were slain by Foreigners in treachery.
Maelmuire Og Mac Draith died in hoc anno.
Tadhg and Lochlainn, the two sons of Aenghus Ruadh O'Dalaigh, mortui sunt.
Mac Maurice na-mBrigh mortuus est.
Eoghan, son of Ruaidhri O'Cellaigh, mortuus est.
Muirchertach, son of
p.37Muirchertach O'Conchobhair mortuus est.
Bebhinn, daughter of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, wife of Tomaltach Mac Donnchadha, mortua est.
The archdeacon of Airghiall, i.e. Malachi Mac Udhir, in Christo quievit;
The kalends of January on Saturday, and the third of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc.lxviii.; primus annus cycli lunaris; vi. anno Indictionis; xvi. anno cycli solaris.
Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, head of the valour and bravery of the Gaeidhel, and the Lughaidh Lamhfhada of Leth-Chuinn against the Foreigners and Gaeidhel who were opposed to him, died after the victory of penance, in Ros-Comain, after having been twelve years in the sovereignty of Connacht, as the poet said:
- Twelve lasting, prosperous years
Was Aedh in the place of his provincial king;
His body was pierced by weapons one hundred times;
Nevertheless, he died on his pillow.
The territory of Cairbre was divided into two parts between the son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair and Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach.
Ferghal Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, mortuus est.
Tighernan, son of Cathal O'Ruairc, mortuus est.
Cormac Og Mac Diarmada, the good material of a king over his own country, mortuus est.
Diarmaid, son of Cormac Donn Mac Carthaigh, was taken prisoner by Mac Carthaigh Cairbrech; and he was surrendered to the Foreigners, and afterwards slain.
David O'Tuathail was slain by the Foreigners of Ath-cliath.
John O'Domhnallain mortuus est.
William Saxanach, son of Sir Edmond Burk, i.e. the heir of the Mac Williams, died of the small-pox in
Tomaltach Og, son of Ferghal Mac Diarmada, tanist of Magh-Luirg, died of the small-pox.
Laisech, son of David O'Mordha, mortuus est.
A prodigious hosting by Niall O'Neill, king of Uladh, into Oirghiall, to attack Brian Mac Mathghamhna; and he pitched his camp in the centre of the territory; and Brian Mac Mathghamhna offered him large terms, viz., to give the half of Oirghiall to Niall, the son of Murchadh, son of Brian-na-cailigh-oifrinn, i.e. the king who was before him over the territory, and other large conditions to O'Neill as an eric for the death of Mac Domhnaill. And O'Neill accepted these. But another resolution was adopted by the son of Murchadh Mac Mathghamhna, and by Alexander Og Mac Domhnaill, lord of the gallowglasses, both of whom marched, without the permission or consent of O'Neill, with a force of three united great battalions, against Mac Mathghamhna, and attacked his fortress; and Mac Mathghamhna opposed them with all the force he had, and defeated this army; and the son of Murchadh Mac Mathghamhna, heir of Oirghiall, was slain there; and Alexander Og, the son of Toirdhelbhach Mac Domhnail, constable of the gallowglasses and heir of the Clann-Domhnaill, was slain; and Eoghan son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Maelechlainn O'Domhnaill, was slain there, et alii multi nobiles et ignobiles.
Thomas O'Floinn, king of Ui-Tuirtre, the most eminent man in Erinn for hospitality, prowess, and nobility, died in hoc anno.
Tadhg, son of Maghnus, son of Cathal, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, was taken prisoner per dolum, by Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, in his own fortress in Ard-in-choillin, after he had been taken to O'Conchobhair's house by Cormac Mac Donnchaidh; and it is to this that every evil was usually compared,
p.41(but no evil was equal to it): i.e. "the taking of the son of Maghnus was not worse." But a worse deed was committed against him after a while; i.e. he was surrendered to Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and was ultimately killed by Domhnall in the castle of Sligech. And a great war arose in all Connacht through this deed, viz., between Mac William, and O'Conchobhair, and Mac Diarmada. Ruaidhri, son of Seonac Mac Eochagain, the most eminent man in Erinn, without dispute, for bounty and prowess, died on the fifth of the kalends of January in hoc anno.