Aenghus, son of Maicniadh, had four sons, namely, Nathe, Maine, Oilill Beag, Aenghus Duibhfhleasc. These four succeeded to the lands of their father. Aenghus Nemhdhearg, son of Aenghus Duibhleasc, son of Aenghus Bolg, was he from whom are descended the Ui-Duibhleasc; and Maine Cearr, son of Aenghus Bolg, from whom the Ui-Aithne, and the Cineal Maithne (or Maine) &c.
Nathe, son of Aenghus, had two sons, namely, Eiderscel and Coluim. Eiderscel had seven six sons, namely, Fearadhach, Ainmire, Al, Brandubh, Brunnodhran and Fearghus Baeth. Colum, son of Nathe, had three sons, namely, Mairnin, Flaithnin, Aedh. Al, son of Eiderscel, had three sons, namely, Sceallan, Colman, Finan. Brandubh, son of Eiderscel, had seven sons, namely, Flannan, Aedh, Scannlan, Eochaidh Daimhine, Cormac, Fiama, Cathusan. Flannan, son of Brandubh, had three sons, namely, Conall, Uisne, and Cobchan. Mughain, daughter of Flannan, of Cill-Mughaine,51 was his daughter. Flannan son of Cobchan had two sons, namely, Dubhduin and Folachtach. Folachtach had four sons, namely, Conall, Criche, Dunghalach and Aenghus. Maine, son of Aenghus, had two sons, namely, Eanna and Cathra, and
p.21one daughter, i. e. Lighain daughter of Maine,52 who was the mother of Ciaran of Saighir: he was born at Fintracht-Clere,53 and the angels attended upon her. The orders of heaven baptized him. Here was dwelling the chieftain who first believed in the Cross in Ireland, for Ciaran had taken Saighir thirty years before Patrick arrived, as the poet said
- Saighir the cold54
Found a city on its brink;
At the end of thirty pleasant years
I shall meet there and thou.
It was then too he Patrick predicted Conall and Fachtna,55 of whom he said:
- A son shall be born at Tulach-teann,
Good to us shall one day be his church,
Many monks and steady monasteries
Conall shall rule after him.
It was he Ciaran that predicted to the progeny of Eiderscel56 reign and chieftainship over their race for ever; and it was he that left to the
p.23king of Corca-Laidhe the eniclann of a king of a province for their having first believed in the Cross. And Ciaran is the senior of the saints of Eire; and it was he Ciaran that granted it i. e. the privilege to them for having been the first to grant him Cill-Chiarain.57
Eanna, son of Maine Cearr, son of Aenghus Bolg, had two other sons, namely, Ailill Comard and Conall Claen. It was this Conall that compiled this Book of Dues58 for Conall and Fachtna, and that presented it to them at Ard-na-b-Partan in Inis-beag.59
The Ui-Duibhlisc, the Ui-Builg, and the people of Gleann-Sibhne,60 and of Bearra,61 are of the race of Aenghus Bolg, son of Maicniadh son of Lughaidh Maicniadh. Aenghus Ceannfhoda, son of Eanna, son of Maine Cearr, son of Aenghus Bolg, had two sons, namely, Eanna and Muireadhach.