Kalends of January
. AD 868.
Martan, abbot of Cluain Moccu Nóis and Daiminis, a scribe, and Niallán, bishop of Sláine, fell asleep.
Cormac son of Éládach, abbot of Saiger, bishop and scribe, ended his life as a very old man.
Flann son of Ferchar, steward of Ard Macha and superior of Lann Léire, ended alas! a short life.
Mael Ciaráin son of Rónán, royal champion of eastern Ireland, a warrior who plundered the foreigners, was killed.
Cernach son of Eochu, chief of Mugdorna of Brega, and Ruadachán son of Niall, chief of Uí Fhorannán, died.
Ard Macha was plundered by Amlaíb and burned with its oratories. Ten hundred were carried off or killed, and great rapine also committed.
Donnacán son of Cétfaid, king of Uí Cheinnselaig, was treacherously killed by his companion.
Ailill of Clochar, scribe, bishop and abbot of Clochar Mac nDaiméni, fell asleep.
Dubthach son of Mael Tuile, most learned of the Latinists of all Europe, fell asleep in Christ.
Mael Brigte son of Spelán, king of Conaille, died in clerical life.