Kalends of January
. AD 839.
Lugbad was plundered by the heathens from Loch nEchach and they led away captive bishops and priests and scholars, and put others to death.
Floriacus, emperor of the Franks, dies.
Ard Macha was burned with its oratories and stone church.
Feidlimid king of Mumu invaded Mide and Brega, and halted at Temair; and on that occasion Fir Chell and Bethra were invaded by Niall son of Aed.
- (Feidlimid is the king
For whom a single day's work is
To take the hostages of Connacht without battle
And to spoil Mide.)
Death of Murchad son of Aed, king of Connacht.
Cinaed son of Coscrach, king of Bregmaine, was fatally wounded in Tethba.
Ioseph of Ros Mór, bishop, excellent scribe, anchorite, and abbot of Cluain Eóis and other monasteries, fell asleep.
In this year below the Norsemen first came to Ireland, according to the senchus.