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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U868


Kalends of January
. AD 867.


Cellach son of Cumuscach, abbot of Fobar, a learned and most talented young man, died.


Connmach, abbot of Cluain Moccu Nóis, fell asleep in Christ on the night of the Kalends 1st of January.


Daniél, abbot of Glenn dá Locha and Tamlacht, and Caemán son of Dálach, abbot of Dam Liac, died.


Aed son of Niall won a battle at Cell Ua nDaigri against the Uí Néill of Brega, and the Laigin, and a large force of the foreigners, i.e. three hundred or more; and Flann son of Conaing, king of all Brega, and Diarmait son of Etarscéle, king of Loch Gabor, fell therein; and in this battle very many of the heathens were slaughtered; and


Fachtna son of Mael Dúin, heir designate of the North, and many others, fell in the counter-attack of the battle.
    1. (Flann son of Conaing, a king until now,
      Took the land once held by Tadc son of Cian;
      He was a golden shoot to protect the seed of Niall
      That had sprouted from the fairy hill of good Cerna.
    2. It is strange to look at the estuary of the Boyne
      (It is fitting to keep a pact in mind)
      And not to see the active(?) warrior of Fernach(?)
      Flann of populous Bregmag.)


Congal son of Fedach, abbot of Cell Delga, a scribe, rested.


A remarkable eruption of water from Sliab Cualann, with little black fishes.


A great windstorm on the Feast of Martin 11 Nov.


Rechtabra son of Murchad, abbot of Corcach Mór, fell asleep.