The Age of Christ, 993.
The fifteenth year of Maelseachlainn.
Muirgheas, son of Muireadhach, Abbot of Mungairid.
Fogartach, son of Diarmaid, son of Uathmharan, lord of Corca-Firtri in Connaught, was slain by the Gaileanga of Corann.
Conghalach, son of Laidhgnen, i.e. Ua Gadhra, lord of Gaileanga, died.
Maelcairearda,lord of Ui-Briuin;
Aedh, son of Dubhghall, son of Donn-chadh, lord of Magh-Ithe, and royal heir of Oileach, died.
Conn, son of Conghalach,
p.733lord of Ui-Failghe, was slain.
Sitric, son of Amhlaeibh, was expelled from Dublin.
Gillacele, son of Cearbhall, royal heir of Leinster, was slain by the son of Amhlaeibh.
Muireagan of Both-Domhnaigh, successor of Patrick, was on his visitation in Tir-Eoghain, and he conferred the degree of king upon the son of Domhnall, in the presence of the congregation of Patrick, and made a great visitation of the north of Ireland.
The Age of Christ, 994.
The sixteenth year of Maelseachlainn.
Rebachan, son of Dunchadh, airchinneach of Mungairid;
Colla, Abbot and wise man of Inis-Cathaigh.
Clerchen, son of Leran,priest of Ard-Macha,
and Odhran Ua h-Eolais, scribe of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Imhar came to Ath-cliath after Sitric, son of Amblaeibh.
Domhnach-Padraig was plundered by the foreigners of Ath-cliath and Muircheartach Ua Conghalaigh; but God took vengeance on him, for he died before the end of a month afterwards.
Maelseachlainn burned Aenach-Thete, and plundered Urmhumhain, and routed before him Brian and the men of Munster in general.
The ring of Tomar and the sword of Carlus were carried away by force, by Maelseachlainn, from the foreigners of Ath-cliath
Raghnall was slain by the Leinstermen, i.e. by the son of Murchadh, son of Finn; and Imhar fled again from Ath-cliath, and Sitric took his place.
Gilla-phadraig, son of Donncuan, lord of Teathbha, was slain.
Maelmaire, son of Scannlan, Bishop of Ard-Macha, died.
The Age of Christ, 995.
The seventeenth year of Maelseachlainn.
Cormac Ua Conghaile, Abbot of Daimhinis, died.
Diarmaid, son of Domhnall, lord of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, was killed by Donndubhan, son of Imhar, through treachery.
Gillaphadraig, son of Donnchadh, lord of Osraighe, was killed by Donndubhan, son of Imhar, and by Domhnall, son of Faelan, lord of the Deisi. Donndubhan, son of Imhar, was afterwards slain by the Leinstermen, namely, by Cuduiligh, son of Cinaedh, one of the Ui-Failghe, at the end of a week, in revenge of Diarmaid, son of Domhnall.
Domhnall, son of Faelan, lord of the Deisi, died.
Ard-Macha was burned by lightning, both houses, churches, and cloictheacha, and its Fidh-neimedh, with all destruction. There came not in Ireland, since it was discovered, and there never will come till the day of judgment, a vengeance like it; of which was said:
- Five years, ninety, nine hundred, from birth of Christ, it is told,
Till the burning of the city without sparing, of the great son of Calphrann, son of Oitidh.
An army by the Conaille and Mughdhorna, and the north of Breagha, to Gleann-Righe; but they were overtaken by Aedh, son of Domhnall, lord of Oileach, who gave them battle, in which they were defeated, and the lord of Conaille, i.e. Matudhan Ua Croinghille, and two hundred along with him, were slain.
A battle was gained over the men of Munster by Cathal and Muirgheas, the two sons of Ruaidhri, son of Coscrach, and by Ua Ceallaigh,
p.737wherein many were slain; and Muirgheas, son of Ruaidhri, fell in the heat of the conflict.
Gillapadraig, son of Flannagan, lord of Teathbha, was slain by Fiachra, son of Rodubh, chief of Muintir-Maelfhinna.
Muircheartach Breag Ua Conghalaigh was slain.
Mathghamhain, son of Cearbhall, lord of Ui-Dun-chadha, was slain at Ath-cliath by Maelmordha, son of Murchadh, in revenge of his father.
The Age of Christ, 996.
The eighteenth year of Maelseachlainn.
Colman of Corcach, pillar of the dignity of Ireland;
Conn Ua Laidhgnen, Abbot of Fearna;
and Dubhthach Ua Tadhgain, i.e. the son of Duibhfinn, priest of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Ruaidhri, son of Niall Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill, died.
A battle was gained over the Ui-Meith, at Sruthair, by the son of Donnchadh Finn and the Feara-Rois, wherein the lord of Ui-Meith and many others were slain.
Cluain-Iraird and Ceanannus were plundered by the foreigners of Ath-cliath.
Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, royal heir of Oileach, died.
Domhnall, son of Donnchadh Finn, was blinded by Maelseachlainn, son of Domhnall.
The Age of Christ, 997.
The nineteenth year of Maelseachlainn.
Conaing Ua Cosgraigh, distinguished Bishop of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Diarmaid, son of Domhnall, lord of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh;
and Gillapadraig, son of Donnchadh, lord of Osraighe, died.
Gilla-Ernain, son of Aghda, lord of Teathbha, was slain by the Sil-Ronain.
Oissine Ua Machainen, lord of Mughdhorna, was slain by Maelseachlainn on Inis-Mocha.
An army was led by Maelseachlainn and Brian, so that they obtained the hostages of the foreigners, to the joy of the Irish. Maelseachlainn, with the men of Meath, and Brian, with the men of Munster, collected immediately to Ath-cliath, and carried off the hostages and the best part of their jewels from them.
Doire-Calgaich was plundered by the
An army was led by Maelseachlainn into Connaught; and he plundered or burned Magh-Aei, and the son of the lord of Ciarraighe was lost by them.
Imhar, with the foreigners, went on a predatory excursion into Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, where they lost the great part of their horses, and some of their army.
The Age of Christ, 998.
The twentieth year of Maelseachlainn.
Dubh-daleithe, son of Ceallach, successor of Patrick and Colum-Cille, died on the 2nd of June, in the eighty-third year of his age.
Cill-dara was plundered by the foreigners of Ath-cliath.
Niall, son of Aghda, royal heir of Teathbha, was slain by the Calraighi, at Cluain-mic-Nois, on the festival of Ciaran.
Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, was taken prisoner by Sitric, son of Amhlaeibh, lord of the foreigners, and by Maelmordha, son of Murchadh.
Diarmaid, son of Dunadhach, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, was slain by the son of Comhaltan Ua Clei-righ, lord of Aidhne.
A battle between the Oirghialla and Conailli, in which fell Gillachrist Ua Cuilennain, lord of Conailli, and many others along with him.
Maelseachlainn Ua Maelruanaidh, lord of Creamhthainn, was slain by the Ui-Ceallaigh.
The plundering of Ui-Eathach by Aedh, son of Domhnall, so that he carried off a great cattle spoil; and this was called the great prey of Magh-Cobha.
The stone of Lia Ailbhe fell (and Magh-Ailbhe was the chief fort of Magh-Breagh), and four mill-stones were made of it by Maelseachlainn.
An army was led by the king, Maelseachlainn, and by Brian, son of Ceinneidigh, to Gleann Mama. The foreigners of Ath-cliath came to attack them, but the
p.741foreigners were routed and slaughtered, together with Aralt, son of Amhlaeibh, and Cuilen, son of Eitigen, and other chiefs of Ath-cliath; and many of the foreigners were cut off in this conflict. After this Maelseachlainn and Brian proceeded to Ath-cliath, where they remained for a full week, and carried off its gold, silver, and prisoners. They burned the fortress, and expelled the lord of the foreigners, namely, Sitric, son of Amhlaeibh. To predict this battle was said:
- They shall come to Gleann-Mama,
It will not be water over hands,
Persons shall drink a deadly draught
Around the stone at Claen-Conghair.
From the victorious overthrow they shall retreat,
Till they reach past the wood northwards,
And Ath-cliath the fair shall be burned,
After the ravaging the Leinster plain.
Mac-Egnigh, son of Dalach, lord of Airghialla, was slain by the son of Ua Ruairc.
The son of Dunadhach, son of Gadhra, was slain.
Dunghal, son of Cinaedh, was slain by Gillacaeimhghin, son of Cinaedh.
The Age of Christ, 999.
The twenty-ninth year of Maelseachlainn.
Diarmaid, i.e. Conaillech, lector of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Flaithbheartach Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill, was slain by his own tribe.
Ua Domhnall, i.e. Cuchaill, lord of Durlas, was slain by Ua Neill, i.e. by Aedh.
p.743son of Aedh, lord of Ui-Diarmada, was slain by his own people.
Ceallach Ua Maelcorghais, chief poet of Connaught, died.
Imhar of Port Lairge died.
The foreigners again at Ath-cliath, and their hostages to Brian.
Aedh Ua Ciardha was blinded by his brother, i.e. Ualgharg Ua Ciardha.
A great hosting by Brian, son of Ceinneidigh, with the chiefs and forces of South Connaught, with the men of Osraighe and Leinster, and with the foreigners of Ath-cliath, to proceed to Teamhair; but the foreigners set out before them, with a plundering party of cavalry, into Magh Breagh, where Maelseachlainn opposed them; and a spirited battle was fought between them, in which the foreigners were defeated, and only a few of them escaped. Brian afterwards proceeded to Fearta-neimbeadh in Magh-Breagh, but returned back without battle, without plundering, without burning. This was the first turning of Brian and the Connaughtmen against Maelseachlainn.
The Age of Christ, 1000.
The twenty-second year of Maelseachlainn.
Maelpoil, Bishop of Cluain-mic-Nois, and successor of Feichin;
and Flaithemh, Abbot of Corcach, died.
Fearghal, son of Conaing, lord of Oileach, died.
Dubhdara Ua Maelduin, lord of Feara-Luirg, was slain.
Laidhgnen Ua Leog-gan was slain by the Ulidians.
Niall Ua Ruairc was slain by the Cinel-Conaill
p.745and Hugh Ua Neill.
Ceannfaeladh, son of Conchobhar, lord of Ui-Conaill Gabhra, and Righbhardan, son of Dubhcron, died.
A great depredation by the men of Munster in the south of Meath, on the Nones of January; but Aenghus, son of Carrach, with a few of his people, overtook them, so that they left behind the spoils and a slaughter of heads with him.
The causeway of Ath-Luain was made by Maelseachlainn, son of Domhnall, and by Cathal, son of Conchobhar.
The causeway of Ath-liag was made by Maelseachlainn to the middle of the river.
Diarmaid Ua Lachtnain, lord of Teathbha, was killed by his own people.
The Age of Christ, 1001.
The twenty-third year of Maelseachlainn.
Colum, Abbot of Imleach-Ibhair, died.
Treinfher, son of Celecan, Prior of Ard-Macha, was slain.
Conaing Ua Fiachrach, Abbot of Teach-Mochua;
Cele, son of Suibhne, Abbot of Slaine;
Cathalan Ua Corcrain, Abbot of Daimhinis;
Maenach, Ostiarius of Ceanannus;
and Flann, son of Eoghan, chief Brehon of Leath-Chuinn, died.
Maelmhuaidh, son of Duibhghilla, lord of Dealbhna-Beathra, died.
Sitric, son of Amhlaeibh, set out on a predatory excursion into Ulidia, in his ships; and he plundered Cill-cleithe and Inis-Cumhscraigh, and carried off many prisoners from both.
An army was led by Aedh, son of Domhnall Ua Neill, to Tailltin; but he returned back in peace and tranquillity.
Connaught was plundered by Aedh, son of Domhnall.
Cearnachan, son of Flann, lord of Luighne, went upon a predatory excursion into Fearnmhagh; and he was killed by Muircheartach Ua Ciardha, Tanist of Cairbre.
A hosting by Brian, with the foreigners, Leinstermen, and Munstermen, to Ath-Luain, so
p.747that he weakened the Ui-Neill of the South and the Connaughtmen, and took their hostages. After this Brian and Maelseachlainn, accompanied by the men of Ireland, as well Meathmen, Connaughtmen, Munstermen, and Leinstermen, as the foreigners, proceeded to Dun-Dealgan, in Conaille-Muirtheimhne. Aedh, son of Domhnall Ua Neill, heir apparent to the sovereignty of Ireland, and Eochaidh, son of Ardghar, King of Ulidia, with the Ulidians, Cinel-Conaill, Cinel-Eoghain, and Airghialla, repaired to the same place to meet them, and did not permit them to advance further, so that they separated in peace, without hostages or booty, spoils or pledges.
Meirleachan, i.e. the son of Conn, lord of Gaileanga, and Brodubh, i.e. the son of Diarmaid, were slain by Maelseachlainn.
A change of abbots at Ard-Macha, i e. Maelmuire, son of Eochaidh, in the place of Muireagan, of Both-Domhnaigh.
An army was led by Brian to Ath-cliath; and he received the hostages of Meath and Connaught.
The Age of Christ, 1002.
The first year of Brian, son of Ceinneidigh, son of Lorcan, in sovereignty over Ireland. Seventy-six years was his age at that time.
Dunchadh Ua Manchain, successor of Caeimhghin;
Flannchadh Ua Ruaidhine, successor of Ciaran, son of the artificer, of the tribe of Corca-Mogha;
Eoghan, son of Ceallach, airchinneach of Ard-Breacain; and
Donnghal, son of Beoan, Abbot of Tuaim-Greine, died.
A great depredation by Donnchadh, son of Donnchadh Finn, and the Ui-Meith, and they plundered Lann-Leire; but Cathal, son of Labhraidh, and the men of Breagha, overtook and defeated them, and they left behind their booty; and they were afterwards slaughtered or led captive, together with Sinnach Ua hUarghusa, lord of Ui-Meith. Cathal, son of Labhraidh, and Lorcan, son of Brotaidh, fell fighting
p.749face to face.
Donnghal, son of Donncothaigh, lord of Gaileanga, was slain by Trotan, son of Bolgargait (or Tortan, son of Bolgargait), son of Maelmordha, lord of Feara-Cul, in his own house.
Ceallach, son of Diarmaid, lord of Osraighe, was slain by Donnchadh, son of Gillaphadraig, the son of his father's brother.
Aedh, son of O'Coinfhiacla, lord of Teathbha, was slain by the Ui Conchille.
Conchobhar, son of Maelseachlainn, lord of Corca-Modhruadh; and Aicher Ua Traighthech, with many others, were slain by the men of Umhall.
Aedh, son of Echthighern, was slain in the oratory of Fearna-mor-Maedhog, by Mael-na-mbo.