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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U797


Kalends of January
. AD 796.


Death of Donnchad son of Domhall, king of Temair, and of his brother, Innrechtach son of Domnall.

    1. 1] (Since the beginning of the fair rational world
      2] Five thousand proud year
      3] (A firm distinct trail here)
      4] Until the death of Domnall's good son was heard of.)


Cumuscach son of Fogartach, king of the south of Brega (in clerical life), Rothechtach of Craeb, and Muiredach son of Flann Garad, king of Cenél Meic Erca, and Crunnmael son of Fer dá Crích, and Cú Raí son of Aengus, king of Cenél Loegaire, and Ailmedair, steward of Cluain Moccu Nóis, all died.


The battle of Druim Ríg in which fell two sons of Domnall, i.e. Fínnechta and his brother Diarmait Odar, and Fínnechta son of Follaman, and many others who are not listed. Aed son of Niall son of Fergal was victor.

    1. 1] (Though Aed (i.e. Allán) fell
      2] By Domnall (i.e. son of Murchad)
      3] —A fierce triumph—righteous Aed the Fair
      4] Obtained requital in the battle of Druim Ríg.)


Condal daughter of Murchad, abbess of the elders' house at Cell Dara, fell asleep.


The devastation of Mide by Aed son of Niall, and the beginning of his reign.