Kalends of January
. AD 763.
A great snowfall which lasted almost three months.
Repose of Rónán, abbot of Cluain Moccu Nóis.
Death of Cormac son of Ailill, abbot of Mainistir Buiti.
A great scarcity, and famine.
Death of Dub Deilge the learned.
The battle of Argaman between the community of Cluain Moccu Nóis and the community of Dermag, in which fell Diarmait Dub son of Domnall, and Diglach son of Dub Lis, and two hundred men of the community of Dermag. Bresal, son of Murchad, emerged victor, with the community of Cluain.
An abnormally great drought.
Ailill grandson of Dúnchad, king of Connacht, dies.
Scannlan of Feimen, son of Aedgal, dies.
A bloody flux throughout Ireland.
The killing of Bresal son of Murchad.
The battle of Dún Bile won by Donnchad over the Fir Tulach.
Death of Fiachra son of Fothad, abbot of Baislec.
Murchad son of Indrechtach died.
Three showers fell in Crích Muiredaig in Inis Eogain, i.e. a shower of pure silver, a shower of wheat, and a shower of honey.
- 1] The three showers of Ard Uilinne
2] Fell from heaven for love of Niall:
3] A shower of silver, a shower of wheat,
4] And a shower of honey.
- 1] Fergal's manly son
2] Was dubbed for this among warriors:
3] Since everyone came to follow them
4] Niall of the Showers is his name.
- 1] A hundred hostages from each province
2] Was what Niall exacted;
3] Daring was the noble pledge he gave(?)
4] To exact them three times.