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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U851


Kalends of January
. AD 850.


Colgu son of Cellach, superior of Cell Tuama, Scannal son of Tipraite, superior of Domnach Sechnaill, and Ólchobor i.e. son of Cinaed, king of Caisel, died.


Cinaed son of Conaing, king of Cianacht, was cruelly drowned in a pool by Mael Sechnaill and Tigernach, in spite of the guarantees of the nobles of Ireland, and the successor of Patrick in particular.

    1. (Alas, o nobles,
      Better were his sportive days as a child;
      It is great grief that Conaing son of Cinaed
      Should be taken bound to a pit.)


The dark heathens came to Áth Cliath, made a great slaughter of the fair-haired foreigners, and plundered the naval encampment, both people and property. The dark heathens made a raid at Linn Duachaill, and a great number of them were slaughtered.


Congalach son of Írgalach, king of Caille Follomain, dies.


A royal conference in Ard Macha, between Mael Sechnaill, accompanied by the nobles of Leth Cuinn, and Matudán with the nobles of Conchobor's Province, and Diarmait and Fethgna with the congregation of Patrick, and Suairlech with the clerics of Mide.


Cairell son of Ruaidrí, king of Loch Uaithne, was deceitfully killed by the Conaille of Fernmag before the oratory of Tigernach in Cluain Eóis.


Eochu son of Cernach, king of Fir Rois, was killed by the heathens.


Tipraite grandson of Baíthenach, abbot of Les Mór, fell asleep.