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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U605


Kalends of January
. AD 604.


The battle of Slaebre in which Brandub son of Eochu was vanquished. The Uí Néill were the victors, i.e. Áed Uairidnach, who reigned at that time.


The slaying of Brandub, king of Laigin, by his own kindred in treachery. He was son of Eochu son of Muiredach son of Aed son of Feidlim son of Énna Cennselach son of Labraid son of Bresal Bélach son of Fiachu ba Aiccid son of Cathaír Mór. He reigned 30 years in Laigin and was slain in the battle of Damchluain; or it may have been Sarán Saebderg, i.e. superior of Senboth Sine, who killed him, as the poet said:

    1. 1] Sarán the squint-eyed, running his course till now,
      2] As superior of Senboth Sine,
      3] It was he—it is no fiction—
      4] Who killed Brandub son of Eochu.


Foccas reigned 7 years.


Death of Laisrén, abbot of Ía.