The kalends of January, the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and eighteen years.
Aedh Balbh, son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan O'Neill, died.
The sons of O'Neill, viz., the sons of Domhnall, son of Henry, son of Eoghan, went on a predatory excursion against Brian, the son of Conn, son of Henry; and Brian came up with them at Domnach-an-eich, and gave them a great defeat; and Aedh, son of Domhnall, was taken prisoner there. Mac Cathmhail, and many of the chiefs of Cenel-Feradhaigh, were slain there.
The Dean Mag Uidhir, i.e. Aedh the son of Rossa, son of Thomas Og, i.e. the son of the bishop, died.
Mac Suibhne of Fánad, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Maelmuire, died exactly at Easter.
Felim, son of Brian, son of Conchobhar Og Mag Uidhir died.
The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and nineteen years.
The Justiciary of Erinn, i.e. Garrett, Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett Og, the son of Garrett, went at the invitation of the King of the Saxons, after having been summoned eastwards through the complaints and accusations of the Foreigners of Erinn against him; and all persons were apprehensive and fearful regarding his journey, in consequence of the extent of the emnities and accusations.
Pestilentia magna, in hoc anno; and a great number of the Foreigners of Ath-cliath died of this plague.
Robert, son of Thomas, son of the Earl, i.e. the best man in name, repute, and nobility of the Geraldines of Midhe of his own age, died of this plague.
The son of the Savage, i.e. Raibhilín, the man of greatest bounty and valour of all the Foreigners of Erinn in his own time, died after having been expelled from his patrimony by the power of the Earl of Cill-dara, and the persuasion of the Prior Mag Aenghusa; and his patrimony was quietly, prosperously, held by the Prior
p.231in despite of him, until he died; and it would not be surprising if it was for grief on account of his territory, i.e. Tricha-ced-na-soillse, that he died. Edmond Savage, i.e. his son, was inaugurated in his place, although he did not easily obtain his patrimony: the man of greatest humanity and bounty of all the Foreigners of Erinn, although he was injured regarding his property.
Fedhlim, son of Maghnus O Conchobhair, lord of Lower Connacht, a charitable, humane man towards the learned and destitute, died in hoc anno.
Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Rickard Og, son of Ulick Burk, a very wealthy, opulent man, mortuus est. William, the son of Ulick Burk, was made king after him.
Donnchadh Caemhanach, a prosperous, very wealthy man, one of the great chiefs of Laighen, died in hoc anno.
Mailín, son of Tomas O'Maelchonaire, ollamh of Síl-Muiredhaigh, a man full of prosperity and learning; a man whom the Geraldine Foreigners chose before the ollamhs of Erinn; a man who would obtain jewels and riches from every one of the nobles of Erinn from whom he would solicit them, and who would unsparingly give what he received, died in Manister-derg in Tethbha.
Ferceirtne O'Cuirnín, a favourite of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and head of the learning and poetry of his own tribe, mortuus est.
Domhnall Glas O'Cuirnín mortuus est.
The comarb of Cluain-Conmaicne, i.e. the head of the bounty, and humanity, and hospitality of the churches of Conmaicne, after completing his age, or more, quievit in Christo.
O'Neill, i.e. Art Og, son of Conn O'Neill, mortuus est.
Conn, the son of Conn, his brother, was made king in his place; but they had not the same mother.
Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Tomaltach O'Birn; tanist of Ui-Briuin-Sionna, mortuus est.
A rainy, truly wet, summer and harvest this year; it was a hard, tormenting year, and a year of suffering and sickness.
Tadhg Ruadh, son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, who was usually called Tadhg-in-Chaladh, mortuus est.
O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Eoghan, son of Feilimidh Finn, a king whose title was disputed, died in hoc anno.
The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty years.
A great plague in the beginning of this year in Erinn.
A Saxon Justiciary in Erinn, and the Earl of Cill-dara still in Saxon-land.
Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. William Burk, died in hoc anno. Rickard Burk, i.e. his other brother, was appointed in his place: both of these were the sons of Ulick Burk.
Mac William Burk, i.e. Meiler the son of Tibbot, was killed per dolum by the sons of Seoinín Mor, son of Mac Seoinín.
Maurice, son of Thomas, son of the Earl, the choice of all the Geraldine Foreigners in disposition and valour, was slain by Conn, son of Maelechlainn O'Mordha, et alii multi.
The Gilla-dubh, son of William, son of Colla Mac Dubhgaill, constable of Magh-Luirg, mortuus est.
William, son of William Mac Siurtán, mortuus est.
The Gilla-dubh, son of Philip, mortuus est.
Mag Aenghusa, i.e. Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Art, mortuus est. Felim-an-enigh Mag Aenghusa, i.e. his other brother, was made king in his place.
Cairbre, son of Conchobhar, son of Cairbre, son of Cormac O'Birn, the consul and leader of the descendants of Muiredhach, moritur in hoc anno.
A defeat was given to the Feara-Manach by the sons of John, son of Cathal O'Raighilligh, in which thirty persons were killed and drowned, along with Philip, the son of Edmond, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, and his son; and Gilla-Patraic, son of Philip, son of Toirdhelbhach, with his kinsmen, viz., Edmond, and Toirdhelbhach son of Flaithbhertach, son of Thomas Og, and Mac Gilla-ruaidh, i.e. Godfrey, and many more.
The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one
p.235thousand, five hundred, arid twenty-one years.
A great victory was gained in Tir-Maine-mic-Echach over O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Tadhg Buidhe son of Cathal Ruadh, and over O'Cellaigh, i.e. Maelechlainn son of William, and over Mac Dubhgaill, i. e. Donnchadh son of Toirdhelbhach, the constable of both. The way it happened was thus, viz.; they went on an expedition against the descendants of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, and seized preys; and the descendants of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, with their muster, came up with them. They were defeated, moreover, in the Iffernagh exactly. O'Conchobhair was taken prisoner there, and O'Cellaigh and his son, i.e. Tadhg, were slain. Mac Dubhgaill was slain there also, and his son, i.e. Alexander, was taken prisoner; and Conn Citech, the son of Aedh, son of Eoghan O'Conchobhair, was slain there. And it is not easy to enumerate all that fell there either by killing or capturing. A great quantity of horses, clothes, and battle dresses was taken from them, without any reprisal being made therefor.
Mag Aenghusa, i.e. Felim-an-enigh, son of Aedh, son of Art, head of humanity of the race of Conall Cernach, mortuus est. Edmond Buidhe, the son of Aedh, was inaugurated in his place.
Rughraidhe, son of Egnechán O'Domhnaill, was slain by Foreigners at Dun-Delgan, whilst he was in the company of O'Neill, i.e. Conn, the son of Conn.
Mac Mathghamhna, i.e. Redmond, son of Glaisne, died.
O'Catháin, i.e. Thomas, son of Aibhne, died.
Maelruanaidh, son of Cormac Mac Diarmada, died in hoc anno.
The kalends of January on Wednesday, the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-two years.
A great war broke out in the western part of Europe, amongst the Christian races, viz., the Romans, Italians, Germans, Spaniards, and Saxons, were of one part and counsel, against the king of France singly, except that the men of Alba alone were on the side of the king of France; and many battles and explosions took place between
p.237them; and as we learned from the distributors of news, and the frequenters of harbours, the French were victorious in that war against all the races.
A terrible war broke out in Erinn itself this year, and particularly in the North, i.e. between O'Neill and O'Domhnaill; and Mac William of Clann-Rickard, and the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Connacht, and the Síl-Briain, and Síl-Cerbhaill, joined with O'Neill towards that war. O'Neill went into Tir-Conaill in great force, with the chieftains of Uladh, and an expeditionary force from Alba, and a great number of the Foreigners of Midhe, and of the Earl of Cill-dara's gallowglasses; and he took the castle of Bél-atha-Senaigh, and burned Bun-Drobhaise and Bél-leci; and he departed safely on that occasion. And he went again to Tir-Conaill, soon after that, with a large army, and caught a prey in Cenn-Maghair, and destroyed a great part of the country.
O'Domhnaill, and Maghnus O'Domhnaill, mustered a large host to one place; and they went into Tir-Eoghain, and great depredations and homicides were committed by them.
O'Neill assembled a large army to one place; and Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Rickard, the son of Ulick, son of Ulick, son of Ulick-an-fhiona, and the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Connacht, and O'Cerbhaill, and the descendants of O'Briain, came to join his muster; and they promised to meet one another in Tir-Conaill. And this Connacht army came to Sligech; and O'Neill came to Cenel-Móain, having an expeditionary force of Albanachs, along with the son of Mac Domhnaill, i.e. Alexander, and a great number of the Foreigners of Midhe, and of the Lagenian gallowglasses. As regards O'Domhnaill and the Cenel-Conaill, since they had not as many men as either of these two armies, the resolution they adopted was to make a night attack on O'Neill; and they made infantry of their cavalry, along with their battalions. And O'Neill was encamped at Cnoc-an-Bhobha; and the Conallachs with one accord
p.239attacked them, without foreign assistance; and they defeated O'Neill that night; and a great number of his people were slain, both of the men of Alba and Erinn, and especially several of the Foreigners of Midhe, and of the Lagenian gallowglasses, and the Clann-Síthigh. And O'Neill retreated in disarray, after the destruction of his people, whilst O'Domhnaill returned triumphant, with a great quantity of spoils, horses, mail-armour, and weapons. And they O'Neill's forces rested not until they encamped at Benn-Gulbain. And the two Mac Williams, and the two O'Conchobhairs, and Mac Diarmada, and O'Cerbhaill, and the descendants of O' Briain, were around Sligech with a large army; and when they received certain intelligence that this defeat had been given to O' Neill, though great the number of guards and men that were there, they turned back to their homes; and O'Domhnaill did not know of their departure until they had crossed Corr-sliabh; and that military alliance was humbled on that occasion.
Rughraidhe, son of Godfrey, son of Aedh Gallda and the son of Mac Cellaigh of the Breifne, were killed by O'Neill's army in front of Sgairbh-indsi-in-fraich.
Mac Suibhne of Tir-Boghaine, i.e. Brian-an-chobhlaigh, and Diarmaid, the son of Tadhg Cam O'Cleirigh, and Aedh, son of Mac-an-bhaird, and many more besides, were slain in the castle of Bel-atha-Senaigh by O'Neill's army.
Domhnall, the son of Donachadh O'Ruairc, a most excellent gentleman in his own country, was killed by the sons of Felim O'Ruairc.
Domhnall, son of John O'Catháin, the noblest youth of his own tribe, and a man of general bounty towards poets and men of learning, was slain this year.
Mag Corman, i.e. Maelechlainn, the best man for intelligence, and
p.241keeping a house of hospitality for the learned, died in hoc anno.
Domhnall Clerech, son of John, son of Aibhne O'Catháin, i.e. the head of the hospitality and valour of the North in character, generosity, and reputation, was killed by the sons of Gilla-Patraic, son of Maghnus O'Catháin, i.e. his own fosterers and gossips.
Rughraidhe, son of Aedh Og, son of Aedh Ruadh Mac Mathghamhna, died in hoc anno.
The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-three years.
Great inclemency of weather in the beginning of this year, and a terrible war throughout Europe on sea and on land, and especially between O'Neill and O'Domhnaill; and O'Domhnaill was during that spring encamped in Glenn-finne; and Maghnus O'Domhnaill went to Alba, and returned safely after terminating his visit.
O'Domhnaill went twice this year into Tir-Eoghain, and returned safely after destroying much; and peace was concluded by them at the end of the year; and no great deed was committed between them except in that way.
O'Catháin, i.e. Donnchadh, son of John O'Catháin, the person of greatest fame for hospitality and nobility of his own sept, in his time, died; and two lords were proclaimed in opposition to each other, in his place, viz., John the son of Thomas O'Catháin, and Godfrey, son of Godfrey O'Catháin; and they were both at war and contention, and destroying the country on all sides, regarding the sovereignty.
The son of O'Briain, i.e. Tadhg, son of Toirdhelbhach, the man of his age who was the best for hospitality and nobility, the most feared by his enemies, and the best protector of the learned and destitute, and who least would refuse a man anything that he would ask, was unluckily killed with one shot of a gun by the Justiciary, i.e. Piers
p.243Ruadh Butler, for it is usual to find an eminent man a hero.
Mac Gilla-Eain, i.e. Lochlainn Mór, son of Echann, was killed in treachery by the knight, the son of Mac Ailin, in the king of Alba's town, in hoc anno.
Mac Tighernain, i.e. Ferghal, son of Gilla-Isa Og, son of Gilla-Isa, son of Brian, dux of Tellach-Dunchadha, a charitable, humane man, died in his own town; and his brother assumed his place after him.
Eoghan, son of Fedhlim, son of Donnchadh Og, son of Tighernan Og O'Ruairc, was drowned in the lake of Glenn-éda in hoc anno.
Rossa, son of Ruaidhri, son of Brian, son of Felim Mag Uidhir, died whilst imprisoned by the comarb Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuchonnacht.
Aedh, son of Art O'Tuathail, the young man of his age who, of his own sept, was the most celebrated for hospitality and nobility, was slain by Brannachs this year.
Mac Conmidhe, i.e. Maelechlainn, son of John, son of Solomon, O'Neill's ollamh, mortuus est.
A prodigious hosting hy the Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett Og, the son of Garrett, and by the Foreigners of Midhe, and by O'Neill, i.e. Conn the son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan, against O'Conchobhair Failghe, and against Conall O'Mordha, and the Gaeidhel of Laighen. All these Gaeidhel abided by O'Neill's peace between them and the Earl, after the interests of these Gaeidhel had been placed in O'Neill's hands; and O'Neill concluded the peace; and the pledges and hostages of these Gaeidhel were received by O'Neill into his power, as a guarantee for their granting every demand which the earl might advance through O'Neill's arbitration. And they then separated from each other in a quiet, peaceful manner.
O'Maille, i.e. Cormac, son of Eoghan O'Maille, general supporter of the hospitality and nobility of the west of Connacht, mortuus est. Domhnall, son of Thomas O'Maille, assumed his place.
An expedition by O'Domhnaill, with the accord of his
p.245country and neighbours, to Breifne-Ui-Ruairc. All who were fit to march of those that were in the country before him went with their preys into secret places, and dark regions, to hide them. O'Domhnaill traversed all the country, so that he left nothing whatever of its towns and corn fields without destroying on this occasion.
The kalends of January on Friday, and a bissextile year; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-four years.
Great inclemency of weather, and mortality of cattle, in the beginning of the year.
O'Domhnaill's two sons. viz., Niall Garbh and Eoghan, made an alliance with each other against O'Domhnaill; and they were a while thus disturbing the country, until they themselves were induced to oppose one another; and Eoghan took Niall's town, i.e. the crannóg of Loch-Bethadh, and it under his own protection. And Niall left the country; and he made a long expedition to attack the place, and lay in ambush in the neighbourhood. Eoghan obtained intelligence of this, and advanced against Niall; and they then encountered each other, and Eoghan was killed on the spot; and Niall was wounded, and he died of the wound in a short time after that; and it would not be easy to say that there came, of the Cenel-Conaill, any persons of their age who were greater losses than these two. The first month of summer these homicides were committed.
James, son of Brian Uaine O'Gallchubhair, intended comarb of the Carraig, died in hoc anno.
Diarmaid, son of the Gilla-dubh O'Briain, the man of his means who was the best in his time towards the learned and destitute; who had the largest following, and the most truly prodigious hospitality; who was the best man for reconciling friends and enemies, and the most expected to live to enjoy the wealth of his inheritance, and who was in general the greatest companion of the
p.247learned, died an anointed, penitent death in Baile-mic-Dubhda; and a blessing be with him to Heaven.
A hosting by O'Domhnaill into Tir-Eoghain, when he burned and overran the country; and he afterwards returned safe.
A hosting into Tir-Conaill against O'Domhnaill, by the Justiciary, i.e. Garrett Og, son of Garrett, Earl of Cill-dara, and by O'Neill, i.e. Conn, the son of Conn, in the middle month of harvest; and another hosting by O'Domhnaill, to meet them, in defence of his own country. And a great number of Albanachs came to him about this time, viz., the sons of John Cathánach, and Mac Domhnaill Galloglaech, and other nobles out of Alba. The Justiciary and O'Neill fixed their camp at Port-na-tri-námhad; and O'Domhnaill, with his army, went to Druim-Lighen and there was a promise of battle between them on the morrow. Maghnus O'Domhnaill and the Albanachs went to harass the army of the Foreigners that night, and O'Brain's son, i.e. the Calbhach, son of Bran, son of Tadhg, a great loss in his own country, was slain by them. And a conference of peace was agreed to between them on the morrow, when the Justiciary made peace between O'Neill and O'Domhnaill, he himself being a guarantee between them; and peace and gossipred were also concluded between the Justiciary and O'Domhnaill. And when the Justiciary and O'Neill were returning, they found Aedh, son of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, son of Brian Ballagh O'Neill, with a large host destroying Tir-Eoghain. And when he heard that these great armies were approaching him, he sent his own host on before him with his preys, and with their spoils; and he himself remained a long way behind them, with a few men, until the entire mass of the other army overtook him. And they attacked him, on finding him exposed to danger; and he was killed by them in that place. And there came not of the Cenel-Eoghain, during a long time, his equal in nobleness, in hospitality, and in reputation for defending his family,
p.249and one who less allowed his enemies to oppress him, and who better defended his own native territory up to that hour: for he was the leader of his sept, and the true fountain of generosity, and the head guardian of the poetic order, and the flashing light-star of the race of Aedh Buidhe O'Neill. And further, we dont think it superfluous to say that he did not leave in Erinn any one, of the nobles of the Foreigners or Gaeidhel, who was a greater loss to the learned than this Aedh, son of Niall, son of Conn, et cetera.
Mac Uibhilín, i.e. Cormac, and the son of John Dubh Mac Domhnaill, were wounded and taken prisoners, after this killing, by O'Neill's people.
O'Domhnaill's daughter, i.e. Gormlaith, daughter of Aedh Ruadh, the wife of Aedh, son of Niall, son of Conn, i.e. a woman of general hospitality, and a protectress of worldly reputation, and the greatest benefactress to Orders and men of learning, died in the middle month of spring; and as this couple shared humanity and reputation with each other in the world, to the time of their decease, so may their souls share glory with each other in the kingdom of God.
Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella, i.e. Ruaidhri, son of Tomaltach, son of Brian, died; and a great war occurred amongst the Clann-Donnchadha regarding the sovereignty of the country; and Cormac, son of Tadhg, son of Brian, was made Mac Donnchadha.
O'Conchobhair Ciarraidhe, i.e. Conchobhar, son of Conchobhar, went on a foray into Duthaidh-Ealla; and Cormac Og, son of Cormac, son of Tadhg, overtook him, and O'Conchobhair was defeated, and he himself was wounded and taken prisoner there; and Conchobhar, son of Diarmaid, son of the Gilla-dubh O'Briain, was slain there; and Diarmaid, son of Cormac O'Maille, i.e. a great loss in his own country, was also slain there.
Mac Carthaigh Riabhach, i.e. Domhnall, son of Finghin,
p.251son of Diarmaid, went on a predatory expedition to Glenn-Fleisce; and he was overtaken in disarray when leaving the glen, and he himself was taken prisoner, and some of his people were captured from him.
Mag Raghnaill, i.e. Cathal Og, son of Cathal, was slain in treachery on the fair green of his own town, by the sons of O'Maelmhiadhaigh.
Mac Suibhne of Tir-Boghuine, i.e. Niall, son of Eoghan, the constable of best hand, and hardiest valour, who was the best keeper of guest-houses, who had the most troops and people, and who broke the greatest number of "gaps of danger" for his own family, died after unction and penitence, in his castle, i.e. in Rathain.
O'Briain's daughter, i.e. Mor, daughter of Toirdhelbhach, son of Tadhg O'Briain, the wife of Donnchadh, son of Mathghamhain O'Briain, a woman who kept a general house of hospitality, died in hoc anno.
Aibhilín, daughter of the Knight of the Glenn, wife of O'Conchobhair Ciarraidhe, a good, charitable, humane woman, died.
Toirdhelbhach, son of Felim Buidhe O'Conchobhair, was killed per dolum by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, son of Tadhg Buidhe, son of Cathal Ruadh.
The kalends of January on Sunday; the age of the Lord, one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-five years.
O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh son of Aedh Ruadh, and O'Neill, i.e. Conn son of Conn, went to the great council to meet the Justiciary, in the beginning of this year; and they made great complaints and accusations against each other; and they returned unreconciled, in despite of their friends both Foreigners and Gaeidhel; and a great deal was destroyed between them in this war.
Peace was concluded by them afterwards in the beginning of harvest, according to the award of the Justiciary and Maghnus O'Domhnaill.
A horrid, ugly deed was committed in Erinn this year, viz., the bishop of Lethghlinn was killed in treachery by Mac-an-abaid Mac Murchadha, who was
p.253in his company, regarded with great love and friendship; and the Earl of Cill-dara carried off all whom he caught of those who had a hand in that deed, to the place where this evil counsel was adopted, and he commanded that they should be first flayed alive, and their bowels and entrails taken out of them, and burned respectively in their presence.
O'Catháin, i.e. John, the son of Thomas, was killed by some of his own people, i.e. by the son of Ruaidhri-an-Rúta O'Catháin, and by the son of Godfrey O'Catháin, on Lammas night exactly.
The bishop of Cill-Dalua died, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, son of Mathghamhain O'Briain; i.e. the Gaeidhel who received the most, and dispensed it the best, of all who were in his time: and this bishop was a man of eminent general hospitality towards all; and a man for defending his right at home and abroad, with or without consent; and a man for frequently setting large armies against each other, to destroy his enemies, and subdue his adversaries; so that there was not near him in his own country, nor in any neighbouring country, any son of a Gaeidhel who had not received his earnings and wages from him. And furthermore; this Bishop O'Briain was the calamity beyond all calamities, and the loss beyond all losses, that occurred in regard to learning in his time.
The Dean, son of Brian Ruadh Mac Conmidhe, a man who kept a general house of hospitality for every one, and his son, i.e. Cerbhall Mac Conmidhe, died in hoc anno.
The daughter of O'Duibhgennain, i.e. Catherine, died after unction and penitence, on the festival of Colum Cille, and was honourably interred in the monastery of Dun-na-nGall, in hoc anno.
The kalends of January on Monday. The age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-six years.
The son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Eoghan, was killed in treachery by his own brother's people.
O'Neill, i.e. Conn, and Maghnus O'Domhnaill went to meet the
p.255Justiciary, to make peace between the Conallachs and Eoghanachs and after several nobles of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel had assembled to pacify them, they could not be reconciled there; and they went home unreconciled.
O'Raighilligh, i.e. Eoghan, died; and a great war occured amongst his people regarding the sovereignty of the country, until Ferghal, son of John, was proclaimed the O'Raighilligh, by the decision of the Justiciary, and of many of the nobles of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel, although older men than he were claiming it.
A great war broke out in Lower Connacht this year, and the majority of them all, including Brian, son of Felim O'Conchobhair, and the sons of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and the descendants of Cormac Mac Donnchadha, joined together against O'Domhnaill; and the lower part of Cairbre was pillaged by them. And O'Domhnaill demolished the Grainsech, and went afterwards to Magh-Luirg, and the country was destroyed and burned by him. Those of the Síl-Conchobhair and Clann-Donnchaidh who were engaged in that war assembled, and went to Sligech, and attacked the castle bravely, until a good man of their people, i.e. Ruaidhri Ballagh, son of Airt, was slain. They departed on that day; but they assembled again in a short time, and went to Sligech, to destroy corn-fields, and to attack the town. And O'Domhnaill received intelligence of their being thus engaged; and he moved against them, and came up with them; and they were defeated by him, and a great number of their men were captured from them, and a great spoil of horses, arms, and mail-armour.
O'Neill, i.e. Conn, went with a large army to prevent the construction of a castle which Maghnus O'Domhnaill had commenced to build at Port-na-tri-namhad; and Maghnus met with the advance of the army, and the son of John O'Neill, i.e. Henry, was taken prisoner by him; and O'Neill went off in broken array.
O'Catháin, i.e. Godfrey, son of Godfrey, was killed
p.257in front of Bealach-an-chamáin, by the son of O'Neill, i.e. Niall Og, the first month of summer; and Niall himself was taken prisoner within a short time afterwards by O'Neill, and was detained a captive.
John, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, the ever-illustrious, vigorous bear, was killed by the descendants of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, on being found in a perilous position on Mullach-croiche.
A hosting by the Earl of Cill-dara through Machaire-Connacht, at the instigation of O'Conchobhair Ruadh; and he took Baile-thobair-Brighde, and Caislen-riabhach of Clann-Foghartaigh, and gave them to O'Conchobhair Ruadh.
Total plunder of O'Conchobhair by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, at Cur-in-droichit, where five or six of their people were lost by them.
The descendants of Tadhg Mac Branáin, and of Tuathal O'Conchobhair, were plundered in retaliation therefor; and Ruaidhri, son of Conn Mac Branáin, was slain by the sons of Echmarcach Mac Branáin.
Mors of Mag Amhalghaidh, by O'Maelechlainn, in violation of the Earl.
A hosting by Brian O'Ruairc into Muinter-Eolais, and he obtained sway over the Conmaicne and Cenel-Bibhsaigh on that occasion.
The son of O'Catháin, i.e. Godfrey, the son of Donnchadh, heir to the sovereignty of his own country, went on a predatory march into Glenn-Concadhain, in the month of January exactly; and he himself was left behind, and nothing was heard of him until his body was found the last week of the following Lent; and Henry, son of Niall, son of Brian, lord of Baile-na-brághad, was killed there, and many more of his people were killed and wounded there along with them.
An overthrow was given by the grandson of Piers Butler to the sons of Edmond, son of Thomas Butler, in which Conchobhar Og, the son of Conchobhar Caech O'Domhnaill, who was a constable of gallowglasses, and a good hand often, and especially
p.259on that day, was slain; for his strength, and the greatness of his mind, and the excellence of his hand, did not allow him to accept quarter after it had been offered to him; and several great, good men, of the cavalry and gallowglasses, fell in that overthrow.
O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Echmarcach, lord of Inis-Eoghain, died in the end of his age in hoc anno and a great war occurred amongst his sept regarding the sovereignty of the country; and Gerald, son of Domhnall, son of Felim O'Dochartaigh, was made lord.
A hosting by O'Domhnaill to Tir-Amhalghaidh, to assist the descendants of Richard Burk; and Caerthannán and Cros-Maeilína were taken by him, and broken down; and he brought many captives and spoils out of these, and left peace betwixt the descendants of Richard Burk and the Barretts. And he encamped, on his return, before the castle of Cúl-mhaile, and exacted peace and hostages then from the descendants of Cormac Mac Donnchadha, &c.
The kalends of January on Tuesday. The age of the Lord one thousand, five, hundred, and twenty-seven years.
Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oillela, i.e. Cormac, the son of Tadhg, son of Brian, died; and a great war occurred amongst the Clann-Donnchadha regarding the sovereignty of the country after him, until Eoghan, the son of Donnchadh son of Murchadh, was proclaimed the Mac Donnchadha.
Brian, son of Felim, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, died in hoc anno.
Domhnall, the son of Felim, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh O'Conchobhair, mortuus est.
O'Clerigh, i.e. the Gilla-riabhach, son of Tadhg Cam, an adept in science, and a man of great wealth, died in the habit of Saint Francis, in the middle month of spring.
Domhnaill, son of the Bishop O'Gallchubhair, was killed this year by some of the descendants of Aenghus O'Gallchubhair.
The Doctor, son of Eoghan O'Duinnshleibhe, an adept in medicine, and in most of the other sciences, and a man of great wealth, and one who kept a house of hospitality, died the third
p.261day before the festival of Francis.
Mag Uidhir died this year; and the comarb Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuconnacht, son of Cuconnacht, son of Brian, was made lord in his place.
Toirdhelbhach, the son of Egnechán O'Domhnaill, mortuus est.
Felim, son of Godfrey, son of John Luirg O'Domhnaill, mortuus est.
A hosting by O'Domhnaill to Magh-Luirg; and the country was destroyed, both corn and buildings; and the Caislén-mór, and the castle of Bennada, were taken by him; and the castle of the Caladh, and Baile-na-huamha, and the Caislen-riabhach, were taken by him; and they were afterwards broken down. And a good horseman of O'Domhnaill's people, i.e. Aedh Buidhe, son of the Dubhaltach O'Gallchubhair, was killed in front of the Belach-buidhe.
The castle of Liffer was begun by Maghnus O'Domhnaill the Wednesday after the festival of Brenainn, and finished in the course of that summer, both timber and stone work, and O'Neill warring against him.
Maghnus O'Domhnaill went on a predatory march into Glenn-fhéile, against Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill, and carried off a prey; and two horsemen of his people were slain, viz., the son of Domhnall, son of Felim, son of Aenghus Og O'Gallchubhair, and the son of Brian Caech, son of Domhnall Mac-an-decanaigh.
Thomas Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir died: i.e. a most eminent cleric, and an intelligent, learned man in Latin and Gaeidhilic, and who had the best copies of Latin and Gaeidhilic books of any in his neighbourhood; and a man who supported a large company, and kept a house of hospitality.
Ruaidhri, son of Murchadh Mac Suibhne, was killed by his own kinsmen in hoc anno.
William, son of Andrias Mag Craith, i.e. a man of great opulence, and a good biatach, and his wife died in one day and
p.263night this year.
Caitilín, daughter of Conn, son of Domhnall O'Neill, a pious woman of good hospitality, who had been married to good men, viz., to O'Raighilligh at first, and to O'Ruairc afterwards, died this year after unction and penitence.
The Earl of Cill-dara, and the son of the Earl of Ur-Mumha, went to Saxon-land through mutual envy and complaints; and he left his own office in Erinn to the Baron of Delbhna, (i.e. this Earl of Cill-dara was Justiciary of Erinn at that time).
Domhnall, the son of Ferghal, son of Domhnall O'Birn, dux of the lower half of Tir-Briúin, and his wife, i.e. Lasairfhína, daughter of John the Prior's son, mortui sunt. Tadhg, the son of Cairbre, son of the Prior O'Birn, assumed the chieftaincy after Domhnall, in preference to the senior of the descendants of Cormac O'Birn, as good merit deserves; and Maelsechlainn O'Birn, his other brother, assumed the tanistship.
Mor, daughter of Maelechlainn Mac Caba, uxor of O'hAinlighe, i.e. the best woman that came into Cenel-Doffa-mic-Aenghusa for a long time; the nurse of the learned and destitute of Erinn; the equal of Mór Mumhan in reputation, piety, and good will; the woman who gave most in offerings and alms of food and clothing to the poor, and to the orphans of the Lord, and to every one who would require to receive them, died in the middle of her own residence, in Port-Locha-Leise, et sepulta est in Oilfinn, under the protection of God and Patrick.
The young Prior O'Ferghail, i.e. Thomas, the son of Edmond, son of Rossa, lord of Caladh-na-hAnghaile, and the fifth best companion that was of the Clanna-Rughraidhe, was slain by the sons of Edmond O'Cellaigh, and by the sons of Felim, son of Gilla-na-naemh O'Ferghail, and his three sons along with him, per dolum.
An investment of five weeks, or six, by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and by the sons of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and by Mac Dubhgaill, and the race of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and the descendants of
p.265Felim Finn, and the descendants of Tadhg Mac Branáin, against Caislen-riabhach of Clann-Foghartaigh; and a wonderful wooden engine for taking it was made by them of good, firm, oaken beams, and long, truly large beams supporting it.
Diarmaid, son of Tadhg Ruadh, and a good horseman of the stock of Clann-Maelruanaidh, were killed from out of the castle; and the engine was at last cut to pieces by Tuathal Ruadh.
The kalends of January on Wednesday; a bissextile; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-eight years.
O'Briain's daughter, i.e. Finnghuala, daughter of Conchobhar, the woman who maintained the greatest reputation of all her contemporaries, as regards body and soul, died after spending her life and wealth at first in promoting hospitality and humanity, and after having been twenty-one years in the habit of the third Order, performing devotion, clemency, and good works, on behalf of God and the world.
O'Briain, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Tadhg, the Gaeidhel who had been longest identified with nobility and hospitality in all Leth-Modha, and the genuine heir of Brian Borumha in maintaining war with Foreigners, died after unction and penitence; and his son was made king in his place, i.e. Conchobhar, son of Toirdhelbhach.
Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada(the general supporter of hospitality and bounty towards men of learning, and the hardy champion of the warfare and defence of Connacht, was this Cormac, and the protector of his own territory against his enemies)died after unction and penitence in the end of his age; and his brother, i.e. Diarmaid; assumed his place after him.
Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, a good captain of the Cenel-Eoghain, was slain by the son of Art Og O'Neill; and O'Neill's two sons,
p.267viz., Henry and Cormac, who had been detained in captivity by O'Neill for a long time previously, were surrendered to the sons of Conn, son of Niall; and the sons of Conn hanged these two princes.
The castle of Cúl-mhaile was taken against Mac Donnchadha by his own brother, i.e. by Muirchertach Mac Donnchadha, the son of Murchadh; and Mac Donnchadha himself, and his son, i.e. Murchadh, were captured in a short time after that by O'Dubhda, and by Muirchertach Mac Donnchadha; and another son of Mac Donnchadha was killed there, i.e. Donnchadh.
A hosting by O'Domhnaill, with a great many Albanachs under Alexander, the son of John Cathánagh, to Magh-Luirg; and the Bealach-buidhe was cut down by them; and they obtained rent and hostages from the country, and returned safely.
O'Ruairc, i.e. Eoghan, son of Tighernán, lord of the Breifne, the sustaining prop of the bounty and nobility of the race of Aedh Finn, died this year in the habit of St. Francis, after unction and penitence.
Mac Suibhne of Fanad, i.e. Domhnall Og, mortuus est, after assuming the habit of the Order of Mary, on the day of the festival of Mary in winter.
Great wind in this year, the Friday before Christmas, which threw down a great many wooden and stone buildings, and several trees; and it broke down, in particular, the monastery of Dún-na-nGall; and it shattered and blew away a great number of boats on sea and land.
Maurice, son of Donnchadh O'Bigleighinn, an adept in medicine, died this year.
O'Maelmhiadhaigh, i.e. Cathal, son of Domhnall, son of Uaithne Buidhe, chief of Tellach-Cerbhallain, mortuus est.
The kalends of January on Friday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-nine years.
Conchobhar Og O'Baighill, tanist of his own country, was slain
p.269by the sons of O'Baighill in hoc anno.
The Earl of Des-Mumha, James, the foreigner's son of greatest repute for bounty and nobility that was in Erinn, and who was a prop of battle against Foreigners and Gaeidhel, and the best protector of the learned and destitute, died in the middle of his age and prosperity, of a sudden illness of three nights, on the festival of Saint John.
Felim, the son of Conchobhar O'Baighill, was killed by the sons of O'Baighill in hoc anno.
The son of Mac Dubhgaill of Alba was killed by Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill, in the doorway of the castle of Cúl-mhic-an-tréin, with one stroke of a sword.
The castle of Cúl-mhic-an-tréin was taken in the course of a short time after that by Maghnus O'Domhnaill; and it was broken down immediately in the pursuance of the council.
O'hUiginn, i.e. Domhnall Cam, a doctor in poetry and learning, died in hoc anno.
The son of O'hUiginn, i.e. Aedh, son of Glaisne, a doctor in poetry, mortuus est.
Brian Ballagh, son of Niall, son of Conn, was slain by Cormac Mac Uibhilín, who was in the friendship of Brian himself, as they were leaving Carraig-Ferghuis.
The Cosnamhach, son of Ferghal, son of Donnchadh Dubh Mac Aedhagáin, the most eminent man in the lands of the Gaeidhel in fenechas, and in poetry, with lay Brehonship, mortuus est, et sepultus est in Oilfinn.
Domhnall, son of John, son of Domhnall Mac Birrthagra, intended professor of the North of Uladh in bérla fenechais, mortuus est, et sepultus est in Carraig-Ferghuis.
James, son of Ruaidhri Mac Birrthagra, a macfuirmigh of his own art, mortuus est.
Mac Ailín, i.e. Cailín, son of Gilla-espuig, the choice of all in Oirer-Gaeidhel for prowess and bounty, died.
Domhnall, the son of Aedh, son of Domhnall Mac Aedhagáin, i.e. the Mac
p.271Aedhagáin of Ur-Mumha, i.e. head of the learned of Leth-Modha in knowledge and piety, mortuus est.
Mac Feorais of Dún-mór, i.e. Meiler, mortuus est.
Muirchertach son of Maghnus Mac Diarmada Ruadh, and Conchobhar Mac Gilla-Martain, were slain in Oilfinn, and Ruaidhri Buidhe, son of Donnchadh Dubh, and Edmond Mac Dubhgaill, were taken prisoners there by O'Conchobhair Ruadh.
The kalends of January on Saturday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty years.
Caitilín, daughter of Murchadh Mac Suibhne, wife of O'Dochartaigh mortua est.
Rose, daughter of O'Catháin, wife of Felim O'Dochartaigh, died in hoc anno.
A hosting by O'Domhnaill into the province of Connacht, in the middle month of summer, on which occasion he passed through Coillte-Conchobhair, and from thence into Uachtar-thíre, and past Buill southwards, and through the tanist's land into Magh-Luirg, and eastwards again across Cara-Droma-Ruisc; and Muinter-Eolais was destroyed and burned by him. And a number of his people were taken from him about the castle of Liath-druim, viz., Maghnus, son of Ferdorcha Mac Suibhne, and the son of Mac Cailín, i.e. Toirdhelbhach Dubh. And he passed from thence westwards across the Shannon again, and to Machaire-Connacht, and by the bridge of Ath-Mogha, across the Suca. And Clann-Connmhaigh was plundered and burned by him, viz., Mac David's towns, viz., Glinnsce and Cill-Crúain and he carried off great spoils from the district. Baile-an-tobair was destroyed and burned by him on this occasion; and he imposed a defensive tribute on O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. six pence on every quarter of his country. And he returned back. to the Bealach-buidhe, after destroying Magh-Luirg, no injury having been done to him.
Sorcha, daughter of Aedh Og, son of Aedh-an-enigh, son of Niall,
p.273son of Conn, uxor of O'Neill, i.e. Conn, son of Conn, son of Henry, mortua est.
Mac Artain, dux of Cenel-Foghartaigh, mortuus est.
Mac Domhnaill Galloglaech, i.e. Colla, son of Colla, constable of Tir-Eoghain-mic-Neill, mortuus est.
Cathal, son of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech Mac Diarmada, a most eminent captain for plundering and subduing his enemies on every side of him, mortuus est.
Cumsgrach, son of Maelruanaidh, son of Conchobhar Mag Raghnaill, mortuus est.
The best wooden house in all Erinn, which Mac Consnamha had on Loch-Ailinne, was burned by O'Domhnaill; and all the Breifne from the mountain westward was destroyed by him.
A great depredation was committed by Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill in Gaileng.
Another hosting by O'Domhnaill, in the middle month of harvest, against Mac William Burk, on which occasion a part of the district was destroyed. And peace was afterwards concluded by them; and he O'Domhnaill returned safely, with the exception of a good young horseman of the army, i.e. Aedh, son of Conchobhar Riabhach O'Duibhidhir.
Rudhraidhe, son of Eoghan, son of Aedh Balbh, son of John O'Dochartaigh, a great loss in his own country, mortuus est.
Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Richard, son of Ulick Finn, son of Ulick Ruadh, son of Ulick-an-fhina, head of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Upper Connacht, and the person of the best bounty and nobility, and of the firmest law and rule, that had come for a long time of the race of William the Conqueror, died of a very brief illness in the last month of spring.
A chapter of the Friars Minors in Dun-na-nGall this year; and O'Domhnaill maintained them all from the commencement to the conclusion at his own cost, with great expenditure, and munificent, honourable, hospitality.
The Bishop of Oilfinn, i.e. the Greek bishop,
p.275died; and the death of the Greek bishop is no blemish to humanity.
The comarb of Colum Cille in Glenn-Cille, i.e. Donn Mac Niallusaigh, mortuus est.
The Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett son of Garrett, who had been a long time under arrest by the king of the Saxons, came to Erinn, and a Saxon Justiciary came with him; and they were destroying much against the Gaeidhel. O'Raighilligh was taken prisoner by them, after he had gone to meet themselves.
Mac-in-Bhaird's daughter, i.e. Una, died.
O'Baighill's daughter, i.e. Rose, daughter of Toirdhelbhach, son of Niall Ruadh, a charitable, most bountiful woman, mortua est.
Síle, daughter of O'Fallamhain, uxor of Cairbre, son of the Prior O'Birn, a charitable, humane, beautiful woman, who refused neither guest nor stranger, mortua est.
The kalends of January on Sunday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-one years.
O'Siaghail, chief physician of Inis-Eoghain, mortuus est.
The castle of Bel-leice was taken by Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill; and the disturbance of the district resulted greatly from that event.
Donnchadh, son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Tadhg O'Briain, tanist of Tuadh-Mumha, a good captain, and a man who practised hospitality and excellence, died in hoc anno.
Mac Carthaigh Riabhach, i.e. Domhnall, son of Fínghin, son of Diarmaid, a young lord of Cairbre, and a man of general bounty to poets and men of learningand a lord of most excellent law and rule, who had given a school invitation to the men of Erinndied in hoc anno.
The son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Niall, son of Conchobhar Carragh, mortuus est.
Diarmaid, son of John, son of Aedh, son of Maelruanaidh, i.e. the most noble and humane person of his own kindred, died.
A great war in Tir-Conaill this year, between O'Domhnaill and his son, i.e. Maghnus O'Domhnaill sent a large
p.277army to one place, and went into Maghnus's country; and the district was destroyed by him. And the son of Donnchadh Caech Mag Uidhir, a good gentleman of the Feara-Manach, was killed on the hosting. And Maghnus went into Tir-Aedha, and destroyed much in it, &c.
The son of Mac Uibhilín, i.e. Cormac, a good captain, and a man of general hospitality, died suddenly in hoc anno.
A hosting by the Saxon Justiciary, i.e. William Sgemeltún, to Tir-Eoghain; and O'Domhnaill went to meet them; and they demolished the castle of Cennard, and destroyed the country. And Brian, son of Lochlainn Mac Suibhne, the Earl of Ur-Mumha's constable, was killed in a conflict on that same hosting.
Illann Buidhe, son of Maelechlainn, son of Illann Mac-in-Legha Ruadh, an eminent man in his own art, died this year.
Síle, daughter of Cairbre O'Birn, the best woman of her own age of the ladies of Síl-Muiredhaigh in her time, died, and was buried in Ros-Comain, in the tomb of her ancestors.
Tuathal O'Domhnallain, from Machaire-Maenmhaighe, mortuus est.
Gillapatraic, son of Adam Mac-in-Bhaird, mortuus est.
The kalends of January; one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-two years.
O'Domhnaill went this year to meet the Justiciary, i.e. William Sgemeltún, and formed a friendship and compact with him; and the Saxon Justiciary went into Tir-Eoghain, and the castle of Dun-Genainn was demolished, and the country injured, by him.
The Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett, son of Garrett, came from Saxon-land, as Justiciary from the king.
O'Domhnaill went into Magh-Luirg; and Mac Domhnaill, i.e. Alexander, son of John Cathánach was with him; and depredations and burnings were committed by them; and peace was quickly afterwards made by them.
The sons of O'Neill, viz., the sons of Art Og, viz., Domhnall and Tuathal, who had been
p.279a long time imprisoned by O'Neill, were hanged by him in hoc anno.
Eoghan, son of Tighernan, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, a most excellent gentleman in his own position, was slain by the sons of O'Maelmhiadhaigh in the Friar's town, in Druim-dhá-ethiar.
The son of Mac Flannchaidh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, was slain by his own two brothers in the doorway of Mac Flannchaidh's residence; and Brian O'Ruairc destroyed much in Dartraighe through that.
The daughter of Mac Suibhne Fánad, i.e. Mary, O'Baighill's wife, died suddenly; i.e. she was thrown from her horse in the doorway of her own residence.
O'Maelconaire, i.e. Torna, the son of Torna, mortuus est; and Conchobhar, son of Domhnall Ruadh O'Maelconaire, was proclaimed the O'Maelconaire in his place; and he died quickly after that.
The castle of Ard-na-riadh was taken by the sons of O'Dubhda against the son of John Burk; and a war broke out between themselves and the descendants of Rickard Burk, and many depredations and homicides were committed between them, in hoc anno.
O'Cerbhaill, i.e. Maelruanaidh, the noblest and most illustrious Gaeidhel that was in Leth-Modha, and who destroyed most in regard to Foreigners, and improved most in regard to Gaeidhel, died in hoc anno.
The comarb of Fídhnacha, i.e. Brian, died.
Mac Uidhilín, i.e. Walter, son of Garrett, was killed in the church of Dún-bó and Conchobhar, son of O'Catháin, a very rich, affluent man, was burned, and Mac Conuladh, i.e. James, the son of Art Mac Conuladh, was taken prisoner there. The sons of Domhnall Clerech O'Catháin committed those deeds.
The son of the Earl of Ur-Mumha, i.e. Thomas, son of Piers Ruadh, was slain in Osraighe by Diarmaid Mac Gilla-Patraic, intended king of Osraighe. And this was very nearly "Maelmor's feat"; for it was not long afterwards until Diarmaid was delivered by his own brother, i.e. by Mac Gilla-Patraic, to the Earl of
p.281Ur-Mumha; and Diarmaid was manacled by the Earl in revenge of his son, and of every other evil which had been previously committed by Diarmaid.
Dubhcabhlaigh, daughter of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe, i.e. the wife of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach Mac Diarmada Ruadh, mortua est.
The kalends of January on Tuesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-three years.
Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Diarmaid-an-einigh, son of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech Mac Diarmada, was killed per dolum by the sons of Eoghan, son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, viz., Mac Diarmada's own kinsmen; and that was a great calamity, for there was not in his time in Erinn a man of his means of greater hospitality and excellence, and a better protector of guests and strangers, and one more distinguished in every quality of a good man than he; a man full of knowledge, learning, and science, and of all good: on the day of Brenainn's festival he was beheaded in Lis-Aedhain, in the territory of Airtech; and Eoghan, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, was made king over the territory of the Clann-Maelruanaidh after him.
The castle of Sligech was taken by Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg, son of Aedh O'Conchobhair, in a nocturnal assault, after he had obtained guidance, and an offer of its surrender, from some of the keepers of the castle themselves.
The castle of Ard-na-riadh was taken by the sons of Thomas Burk from the sons of O'Dubhda, in the night, in like manner.
A great depredation was committed by O'Domhnaill upon O'hEghra Buidhe, between the two rivers.
Niall, son of Murchadh Mac Subhne, i.e. the best young man of the race of Donnchadh Mór, was killed on the bridge of Sligech in hoc anno.
Muirchertach son of Felim, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh, was hanged by O'Domhnaill on the green of the castle of Enagh,
p.283after his own sons and kinsmen had refused to give the place for his ransom.
Maelruanaidh Og, son of Maelruanaidh O'Cerbhaill, died in hoc anno.
O'Maelmhuaidh, i.e. Domhnall Caech, the son of the Cosnamhach, was killed in treachery by his own brother, and by his brother's son, of the green of Lann-Eala; and his brother, i.e. Cathair, was proclaimed O'Maelmhuaidh.
Edmond, son of Conn, son of Niall, was slain by the sons of Mag Uidhir.
Felim Bacagh, son of Niall, son of Conn, died in hoc anno.
The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-four years.
Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Eoghan, son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, died this year on Mac Diarmada's Rock, after unction and penitence; and Aedh, son of Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, assumed the sovereignty of Magh-Luirg after him, and he an abbot in the monastery of the Buill; and Mac Diarmada's Rock was taken at that time by the sons of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, viz., by Ruaidhri and Tomaltach. War and dissensions grew in the country through this.
The son of Mac Eochadha, i.e. Donnchadh, the son of Maelmuire Mac Eochadha, intended ollamh of Laighen, without dispute, and the best man of his own labour in every species of science, and the best house-keeper, was unhappily killed with one cast of a spear by his own mother's brothers, viz., the sons of O'Tuathail.
Toirdhelbhach Dubh O'Dimusaigh was killed in treachery by his own relative, i.e. by Muirchertach Og O'Dimusaigh, whilst under the guarantees of God and Saint Ebhin.
Muirchertach Og himself was killed soon after that by O'Mordha, through the power of God and Ebhin.
Eoghan, son of Aedh Buidhe, son of Niall, son of Conn, the best son of a king of the race of Aedh Buidhe, was killed by
p.285Albanachs, with one shot of an arrow, on Loch-Cuan.
The Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett, son of Garrett, son of Thomas, went to Saxon-land, at the summons of the king of the Saxons; and the Earl was put to deathi.e. the Foreigner of greatest account that was in Erinn in his own time; and the Earl's son, i.e. Thomas, ruined the king of the Saxon's people in Erinn with war; i.e. he demolished the residences of, and exacted their pledges from, all who were faithful to the king of the Saxons throughout Midhe. And the archbishop of Baile-atha-clíath was killed by the Earl's son in this war. And a Saxon Justiciary came to Erinn from the king; and the majority of the towns of the Earl's son were demolished; and all Midhe was ruined both church and territory; and numerous injuries were committed between them. And Magh-Nuadhad was taken by the Saxon Justiciary; and many eminent persons of the people of the Earl's son were slain there.
O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Tadhg Buidhe, the son of Cathal Ruadh, died this year, and his son Toirdhelbach Ruadh was proclaimed O'Conchobhair in his place.
Brian, son of John O'Maelmhuaidh, was killed in treachery by some of his own sept.
O'Gallchubhair, i.e. Edmond, son of John, son of Tuathal, died suddenly in hoc anno.
Cormac, son of Ferghal Mac-in-Bhaird, an eminent poet, and the best man that came of his own kindred, as regards charity and humanity, died of a sudden illness, after unction and penitence.
The kalends of January on Friday; one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-five years.
Thomas, son of the Earl of Cill-dara, leagued with the Gaeidhel of the south of Erinn this year, in opposition to the Justiciary, after his manors and towns had been taken from the Earl's son by
p.287the Justiciary, and he himself, and his partizans, had been expelled from Meath, and driven to seek the protection of Síl-Briain and O'Conchobhair Failghe, when he waged a great, good war. Then it was that there came to Erinn a powerful man of the king of the Saxon's people, i.e. Lord Leonard; and he went to meet the Earl's son, and practised a deceit towards him, and promised him a pardon on the kings part; and he took him with him to Saxon-land.
The Earl's son was apprehended, and placed in the king's tower in captivity; and Lord Leonard came back to Erinn. And the Justiciary who was here in Erinn died, i.e. William Sgemeltún, and Lord Leonard assumed the king's government in Erinn; and he brought the sons of the great Earl of Cill-dara under his own guardianship, viz., the sons of Garrett, son of Thomas, viz., James, Oliver, John, and Richard. And after having been in the confidence, and under the guardianship of Lord Leonard, and they in his own company, they were all at once apprehended by him; and he sent them to the king of the Saxons; and they were placed in the king's tower, where the heir to the earldom was, i.e. Thomas, the Earl's son. After they themselves and Thomas, moreover, had been more than a year in captivity in the king's tower, they were put to death in presence of the inhabitants of the city. And there never came of the Foreigners of Erinn, a man of his own age whose death was a greater calamity and loss, as regards nobility, and hospitality, and captainship, than this Thomas the Earl's son. And no greater sermon occurred in latter times than the quickness with which the heirs of the earldom were exterminated out of Erinn, although they had the power of all Erinn for a long time previously.
Muirchertach Mac Donnchadha, the son of Murchadh, and his two sons, viz., John Glas and Ferghal, were slain by O'hEghra
p.289Buidhe, in Magh-Imlech, in hoc anno, after having been deceitfully betrayed by one of his own people.
Mac Suibhne Bághuine, i.e. Maelmuire, son of Niall Mac Suibhne, was killed in treachery by his own brother, i.e. Niall Mac Suibhne, on the day of the festival of Paul and Peter, in the doorway of Mac Suibhne's own castle, i.e. Rathain.
Egnechán, son of Domhnall O'Domhnaill, was in like manner wickedly killed by the sons of O'Baighill.
Maelechlainn, son of Cairbre O'Birn, was killed by the sons of Cathal, son of Ruaidhri. Mac Diarmada; and he was a great loss, for it is doubtful if there was in Erinn a better chieftain's son of his estate, in wisdom, bounty, and excellence, than he.
Conchobhar, son of Eoghan Mac Donnchadha, and Aedh, son of the Cananach, were killed by the sons of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Donnchadha, from Cuil-Deghaidh, in Cill-Frais.
O'Neill's daughter, i.e. Sibhan, daughter of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan, wife of Maghnus O'Domhnaill, died in the middle of her age, estate, and good fortune, this year, and was honourably buried in the monastery of Dun-na-nGall.
A great defeat was given by Mac Amhlaibh this year, in which the lord of the Claen-glais, and Mac Gibun, and a great body of the Clann-Sithidh, were slain; and the son of Maelmuire, son of Brian Mac Suibhne, Mac Amhlaibh's constable, was killed there also in beginning of the conflict.
The kalends of January on Saturday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-six years.
This year was a sickly, unhealthy year, in which numerous diseases, viz., a general plague, and small-pox, and a flux-plague, and the bed-distemper, prevailed excessively.
A calamity greater than all calamities in his own time, and a loss greater than all other losses, occurred in Erinn this year, viz., Cormac Og, the son of Cormac, son of Tadhg Mac Carthaigh, i.e. the choicest of the Gaeidhel of Leth-Modha-Nuadhadh died after triumphing over the world and the devil, et sepultus est in Cill-Cré.
Mac David, i.e. Thomas, son of David, son of Edmond, died in hoc anno.
Mac Goisdelbh, i.e. John Dubh, died in hoc anno.
Thomas O'hUiginn, i.e. the tutor of the men of Erinn and Alba in poetry, died this year.
O'Cellaigh was slain in hoc anno; and Donnchadh, son of Edmond, was appointed in his place over Tir-Maine.
The chieftains of Lower Connacht, viz., Tadhg Og, the son of Tadhg, son of Aedh, and Tadhg the son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and the Clann-Donnchadha, and the sons of O'Dubhda, went against the descendants of Richard Burk, at the instigation of the Bishop Barrett. And the herds of the country went before them to the termon of Oiremh, and the bishop followed them upon the termon, and brought the herds to the army; and restitution was not given by them in honour of saint or sanctuary.
The monastery of Druim-dhá-eithighar was burned in the night, after all had gone to sleep, and much was destroyed in it.
Fedhlim, son of Fedhlim O'Ruairc, died whilst confined by Brian O'Ruairc, the son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan.
The comarb of Druimn-Oirbhelaigh, i.e. Cathal, son of Seoinín, son of John O'Maelmocheirghe, a prosperous man of great wealth, died this year.
Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg, son of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh O'Conchobhair, was proclaimed the O'Conchobhair. And this was not the usual name of the person who was lord of Síl-Conchobhair in Lower Connacht, but whosoever of them was lord over Lower Connacht was usually called Mac Domhnaill Mic
p.293Muirchertaigh. Nevertheless, it was to exalt his family, and to excel the kings preceding him, that he was proclaimed by this change of name.
This new O'Conchobhair, and the son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, went on an expedition into Clann-Goisdelbh; and they brought their armies about Cill-Colmain, i.e. the town of the son of Rughraidhe Mac Goisdelbh; and he himself came out of the town, into the hands of O'Conchobhair, bringing with him a proof coat of mail which he had, i.e. Mac Feorais's coat of mail, and O'Conchobhair carried this hostage with him to Sligech; and they did not get many spoils except that alone. And he O'Conchobhair received his full ransom for this hostage.
Conchobhar Garbh, son of Cathal Mac Diarmada, was slain by the son of O'Birn, in the Coill-aimhréidh.
O'Ruairc was brought by Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, to besiege the castle of Cenn-maighe; and they demolished the place, and killed the warders, viz., Cathal, son of Cormac Og, and Ferghal, son of Brian, and all who were there besides.
Ruaidhri-na-ttulán, son of Diarmaid, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Cathal, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, were banished out of Magh-Luirg by Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, (and some of them were sent to Tuadh-Mumha, and some more to Tir-Conaill), through the killing of Maelsechlainn O'Birn, who was the true foster-brother of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.
A long, lasting, war between O'Domhnaill and the chiefs of Lower Connacht, except Brian O'Ruairc alone, who gave his assistance to neither of them this time.
A great muster by O'Domhnaill, viz., Mag Uidhir, and the son of O'Neill, i.e. Niall Og, the son of Art, and the son of O'Raighilligh, i.e. Aedh son of Maelmordha, with the rising out of O'Raighilligh. And O'Domhnaill's own sons did not come there,
p.295but remained about Maghnus O'Domhnaill, (for he did not come in this great army, because he was in discord with his father). And the Clann-Súibhne, and O'Baighill, with their warlike and valorous bands, came also in this muster of O'Domhnaill; as was the custom with them. This charmed, ready, army moved late in the day from Ath-Senaigh, and occupied a resting place and encampment between Dubh and Drobhais. And after they had eaten their food, they sent watchers and sentinels to guard the army from the danger of a camp attack being made upon them by the Síl-Conchobhair, with their muster; for they were assembled in one piece in Sligech, and had promised battle to O'Domhnaill, And the first who went on the watch was O'Baighill; for he thought that he might find some of his opponents and adversaries, in Lower Connacht, coming to make a camp attack on this army of O'Domhnaill. And Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill's people went on the watch in like manner; and O'Baighill and they encountered each other in the twilight of the early morning. And the people of O'Domhnaill's son advanced against, and towards, O'Baighill with his cavalry, taking them for a party belonging to Lower Connacht. It was not with fear, nor with a desire to flee, that O'Baighill received this attack of his enemies, (for he was positively certain that it was they who were approaching him); but O'Baighill made a vehement, sudden rush towards them, and to meet them; and he stayed not under their protection, but went unguardedly amongst them, so that he received his death miserably, unfortunately, by his own true friends. And a very great loss to paupers and orphans, to the infirm and to professors, was this eminent man, i.e. Niall O'Baighill. This great calamity, however did not prevent O'Domhnaill from attempting,
p.297and continuing to pass that way; and after the approach of day he goes as far as Findir; and he rested and remained in that place until the rising of the sun on the morrow. The cavalry of Cathal Og's son, viz., Muinter-Airt, advance towards Braghad-Chuillidh. They meet some of the cavalry of the army, and both parties proceed to attack each other in Belach-Dúin-iarainn. A horseman of Muinter-Airt is slain in this conflict, and they separate from one another. O'Domhnaill remains in his own encampment that night; and he rises in the morning following, and goes to Fersad-ranna-in-liagain, to go across it into Cuil-irra. O'Conchobhair was in Sligech, with his muster, arraying his people to go against O'Domhnaill to Fersad-ranna-in-liagain, (where Liagán, a heroic warrior of the Fomorians, was killed by Lugh Lamhfada, when coming to the battle of Magh-Tuiredh, where the Fomorians were imposing their tributes on the men of Erinn for a long time before thatso that it was from him this ford was named). And whilst the full tide was in the ford these armies were taking an estimate of each other; and the resolution which O'Conchobhair adopted was, since he had not as many men as O'Domhnaill, and as O'Domhnaill had put his forces in order, and fixed his great gun in front of the ford, not to oppose him at the ford, but to wait until he would find him unprepared in another place. O'Domhnaill goes across the ford, when he found it without defence, without protection; and a number of the chieftains of Lower Connacht go to demand battle from O'Domhnaill's people.
p.299This demand had scarcely been responded to, when they proudly, furiously, attacked each other. A person of very great note of the Clann-Donnchaidh was killed in this conflict, i.e. Maelsechlainn, the son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri; and by a shot of a gun he was killed. Another horseman of O'Domhnaill's people was killed there by a cast of a spear, i.e. James Ballach, the son of Niall, son of John. They separate from each other. O'Domhnaill goes into the country of Brian O'Conchobhair's descendants, and was three nights destroying corn, and burning towns and moors. O'Conchobhair was at Bel-an-droichit in an encampment. O'Domhnaill goes across the strand westwards to Tir-Fiachrach-Muaidhe, and destroys therein a great quantity of corn, and many towns, and much of every other kind of property; for the country was in their own power, except some of its castles; and he seized a great quantity of the herds of the country around Sliabh-Gamh. They proceed westwards across the Muaidh, at the invitation of the descendants of Richard Burk, in pursuit of some of the herds of the sons of O'Dubhda. The daughter of Walter Burk is seized by them, i.e. the wife of Eoghan O'Dubhda, together with his prey. So immense were the spoils and herds obtained by O'Domhnaill, that a beef, or two beeves would be given there for one bonn, and even this would not be got for them. Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Mac David, went to assist those of Lower Connacht against O'Domhnaill. O'Domhnaill turns back, after accomplishing his expedition and journey into that country as he wished; and those chieftains of Lower Connacht were prepared to give battle to O'Domhnaill on his return home; but they only made a slight attack, for O'Domhnaill rested not from the time he left Tir-Fiachrach until he went to Druim-cliabh; and he was always in battle array during that time. A
p.301horseman of the people of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair's son, i.e. Aedh, the son of Brian, son of Aedh, slain in that attack, whilst the army was going across Fersat-ranna-in-liagain, and the son of Mac Diarmada, i.e. the son of Eoghan son of Tadhg, was severely wounded there. O'Domhnaill goes home without obtaining submission or homage from the chieftains of Lower Connacht on this occasion, as was unusual.
Donnchadh, the son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Conchobhar son of Tadhg, son of Tomaltach, son of Maurice, son of Donnchadh, was proclaimed Mac Donnchadha, though Mac Donnchadha himself, i.e. Eoghan, the son of Donnchadh, son of Murchadh, had not died; but he was in the decline of life, after having been blinded; and Eoghan's sons waged a war with Mac Donnchadha concerning this title, but still nothing important was destroyed between them.
The Gilla-dubh, son of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri Ballach, son of O'Conchobhair, died this year.
A hosting by O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and by O'Ruairc, and by the son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair at the instance of Mac Diarmada and the sons of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, against Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, into the Tuatha; and Muinter-Ainlighe gave them hostages, on condition of not being injured by them both in church and territory. And they went from thence to the Mainechs and plundered every one of them who was the friend of O'Conchobhair except those whom the son of O'Ruairc met for it was not to injure any one he went, but to see if he could make peace between Mac Diarmada, with his kinsmen, and Ruadh, with his allies. This army takes the castle of the Turrac, and demolishes it. Donnchadh, the son of Edmond O'Cellaigh comes to them as a hostage, for fear his own country would be destroyed. This army proceeds, after
p.303accomplishing their expedition as they liked, and those hostages are taken to Sligech, viz., the son of O'hAinlighe, and the son of O'Cellaigh; and they carry with them the speckled door of the castle which they had taken, in order to put it to the castle of Sligech.
Another hosting, this year by the Saxon Justiciary, westwards into Mumha, on which occasion he took Carraic-O'Goinnell, and broke down Murchadh O'Briain's bridge; and if it be true, Donnchadh, the son of O'Briain, had a share in these acts.
Brian, the son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan was proclaimed the O'Ruairc.
Caislen-an-cairthe was demolished this year by O'Ruairc. Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. John, the son of Rickard, son of Edmond, died this year; and a great war occurred amongst the Clann-Rickard concerning the lordship; and two Mac Williams were proclaimed in the country, viz., Richard Bacagh, the son of William, was proclaimed the Mac William, and Ulick, the son of Rickard Og was proclaimed another Mac William; and Ulick-na-cenn, sided with Richard Bagach.
Donnchadh Dubh, the son of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe, a man of wealth and keeper of a general house of hospitality, died after unction and penitence.
Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Dartraighe, i.e. Feradach, the son of William, a great loss to humanity and hospitality, died.
O'Raighilligh, i.e. Ferghal the son of John, son of Cathal, king of the Ui-Briuin-Breifne and Conmaicne, a generous, truthful, charitable man, died after communion and sacrifice.
Domhnall, the son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, a good captain, and tanist of Ui-Maine, from Caradh to Grian, and his brother's son along with him, i.e. Egnechan, the son of Maelechlainn, son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, were slain in treachery, together with Maelechlainn,
p.305the son of William, son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, from the Fedha of the town of Ath-Luain, at the instigation of the sons of Tadhg, son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, viz., the sons of Domhnall's own brother.
The sons of Mac William of Clann-Rickard, viz., John Dubh and Redmond Ruadh, viz., the two sons of Rickard, son of Ulick, were slain in Achadh-drainin, by the sons of Rickard Og, son of Ulick Ruadh, son of Ulick-an-fhiona, who overtook them in pursuit, after they had collected the preys of the country.
Mac Goisdelbh, i.e. John, son of the Gilla-dubh, a generous, humane man, and a good captain, was killed by Piers Mac Goisdelbh, and by some of the people of Airtech, in hoc anno.
O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. Brian, the son of Cathair, was expelled from his country, and his castles were all demolished, and a great many of his people were killed in them, by the Saxon Justiciary, i.e. Lord Leonard; and through the envy and malice of his own brother, i.e. Cathair Ruadh, moreover, he the Justiciary did all that.
The kalends of January on Monday; after a bissextile the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-seven years.
The chieftain of Muinter-Cinaith, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Aedh, son of Aedh Mac Consnamha, died in hoc anno.
O'Gadhra, i.e. Eoghan, the son of Diarmaid, son of Eoghan lord of Cul-O'Finn, died in hoc anno.
Mac William Burk, i.e. Tibbot, the son of Ulick, son of Edmond, in Christo quievit; and a war took place respecting his property after him.
A hosting by O'Neill, i.e. Conn O'Neill, to Trian-Conghail, when he destroyed and plundered a great part of the country; and O'Neill's son was taken prisoner at Bel-Ferste, in the rear of the army; and O'Neill returned home afterwards; and the lord of Trian-Conghail, i.e. Niall Og, the son of Niall, son of Conn, died suddenly about this time; and O'Neill
p.307turned back into Trian-Conghail. He obtained his son who was in captivity; and a dispute occurred regarding the lordship of Trian-Conghail.
The son of O'Raighilligh, i.e. Brian, the son of Ferghal, a person much lamented, and a good gentleman slain by the Justiciary's people, who had gone on a foray into Clann-Mathghamhna.
The son of Mac Suibhne, i.e. Maelmuire, was slain this year by the sons of Murchadh Mac Suibhne.
A war between Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill and Maghnus O'Domhnaill, and the sons of O'Baighill; and the castle of Dun-na-nGall was abandoned by Aedh. And there was great dissension in Tir-Conaill; and some of the descendants of the Bishop O'Gallchubhair, viz., the son of Toirdhelbhach Og son of Brian, and the two sons of Eoghan Ballach, son of Brian, and others alone, with them were slain by the sons of O'Baighill.
A hosting by the Justiciary into Ui-Failghe; and the castle of the Daingen, i.e. the strongest and best fortified town in Erinn, was demolished by him; and many captives and spoils were found there; and all O'Conchobhair's towns were in his power; and the country was destroyed by them.
O'Domhnaill died, i.e. Aedh Dubh, the son of Aedh Ruadh, son of Niall Garbh, son of Toirdhelbhach-an-fhina, lord of Tir-Conaill, and of Lower Connacht, and Feata Manach, and Cenel-Moain, and Inis-Eoghain. And he had placed many other lordships under his sway, such as Magh-Luirg, and Machaire-Connacht, and Clann-Conmaich, and Tir-Amhalghaidh, and Conmaicne-Cuile, and Goisdelbha, and Cul-O'Finn; and on the eastern side in like manner, Clann-Aedha-Buidhe, and the Ruta, and Oirecht-Ui-Chathain; for there was no country of these
p.309that had not frequently recognized him, besides submissively paying tribute. And it is not possible to enumerate or relate all the depredations he committed, and all the defeats that he inflicted, on his enemies, up to that time. And it was thought that he was the Aedh Engach whom prophets and wise men had foretold. And there came not, in his time, any one of the race of Gaeidhel Glas that gave more to poets, professors, and the Orders of God, than this Aedh. And the fifth day of the month of July he died, after assuming the habit of Saint Francis in the monastery of Dun-na-nGall, with his own will and consent, for a good reason; and on Thursday, as regards the day of the week, he retired from the world, after he was anointed, and after doing penance according to the decision of the church. And his son, i.e. Maghnus O'Domhnaill, was made king in his place, with the permission and counsel of the Conallachs, and of the comarb of Colum Cille, as was his due.
A hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, into Lower Connacht, in the middle month of Autumn, on which occasion he destroyed much corn, and burned and traversed Lower Connacht, viz., Tir-Fiachrach, and Cairbre, and the two Luighne, and the Corann, and Tir-Oilella, on his way northwards. And O'hEghra Riabhach's town is taken by him on this occasion; and he gave protection to O'hEghra himself, on condition of submitting to his power, and carried him off in captivity.
Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuchonnacht, the son of Cuchonnacht, son of Brian, lord of Feara-Manach, a charitable, humane man, the most renowned for prowess, nobility, and hospitality, that had come of the race of the Collas for a long while, and who placed from Cluain-Eois to Cael-uisce under obedience and government, (and this
p.311government was good, for there came not in his own country for a period of time a lord whose law and rule were better, and who more repressed thieves and evil-doers, and established the territories more quietly and peaceably, and in whose time happiness and wealth increased more), was this year slain in treachery at Creachan, on Loch-Erne, by the descendants of Thomas Mag Uidhir, and the descendants of Toirdhelbhach Mag Uidhir; and he was buried at first in Daimhinis, and was disinterred some time afterwards by the Friars Minors, and conveyed to the monastery of Dun-na-nGall, et cetera.
The son of Aedh, son of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, i.e. Niall, heir to the sovereignty of Trian-Conghail, and a man who practised nobility and hospitality, and who was likely to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors in reputation and liberality, as regards rewarding the learned and destitute, poets and men of science, and in bounty and excellence, was killed by Albanachs.
O'Conchobhair Failghe took possession of his own country, in despite of the Justiciary, and of his own kinsmen, viz., the sons of O'Conchobhair; and he took some of their people from them, and assumed the supremacy of all his own country, as was right.
The Baron of Dealbhna, i.e. Richard, the son of Christopher, son of Thomas, the sheltering shield, and wind-hurdle, of the Foreigners again st the Gaeidhel, a brave, warlike knight, died in his own place, after the triumph of unction and penitence, although many were the dangers of battle from which he had escaped up to that time.
The son of O'Maelechlainn, i.e. James son of Murchadh, in his time the person of greatest fame and battle-career of the Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, was killed by the son of O'Conchobhair Failghe.
The son of O'Raighilligh, i.e. Cathair Modardha, the son of John, son of Cathal, was slain by Saxons, in pursuit of a prey.
The son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Niall Caech, the son of Gerald, son of Domhnall, son of Felim, was killed in a nocturnal conflict by Rudhraidhe, the son of Fellim O'Dochartaigh, in Baile-na-gCananach, in the termon of Doire; and they say that it was not well done.
O'Flannagain of Tuath-ratha, i.e. Gilla-Isa, and his son, were wickedly slain by the rest of his tribe; and many evils were committed in Feara-Manach after Mag Uidhir's death.
Depredations and burnings were committed by the Calbhach O'Domhnaill upon the Clann-Amhlaibh, and another depredation was committed by him upon O'Cathain.