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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U604


Kalends of January fourth feria, twenty-fourth of the moon. AD 603.


The slaying of Colmán Rímid son of Baetán Bríge son of Muirchertach Mac Erca by a man of his own kindred i.e. by one of his kindred called Lochán Dilmana.

    1. 1] Of what value kingship, of what value law
      2] Of what value power over princes
      3] Since it is king Colmán the Counter
      4] Whom Lochan Dithnadha has slain?


The slaying of Aed Sláine son of Diarmait Derg son of Fergus Cerrbél son of Conall of Cremthann son of Niall Naígiallach by Conall son of Suibne. They reigned together with equal power at Temair.


    1. 1] It was no time when counsel prevailed(?)
      2] For the warriors beyond Tuirbe:
      3] Conall slew Áed of Sláine,
      4] Áed Sláine slew Suibne.


The slaying of Aed Rón, king of Uí Failge, in Faithche Meic Meccnaen on the brink of Loch Semdid on the same day on which Áed Sláine was slain. Aed Gustan, foster-brother of Conall, and Baethgal Bile, killed him. Hence was said:

    1. 1] The advice was no preventative
      2] To the warriors north of Tuirbe:
      3] Conall slew Áed Sláine,
      4] Aed Sláine slew Suibne.


Aed Buide, king of Cenél Maine, died.


Death of Conall Cú, son of Áed son of Ainmire.


Cú cen Máthair died.