Kalends of January fourth of the moon
. AD 878.
Aed son of Niall, king of Temair, fell asleep on the twelfth of the Kalends of December 20 Nov. at Druim Inasclainn in the territory of Conaille.
- (Twelve days before the melodious Kalends
Of Decembera harsh company
A wonderful person died to your loss(?),
Aed of Ailech, over-king of the Irish.
- A generous prudent man of shields
Who brought plenty to landed Temair,
Against iron-tipped spears a buckler
From the forge-fire of the land of the sons of Mil.)
(Flann son of Mael Sechnaill begins to reign.)
Bishop Tigernach son of Muiredach, superior of Druim Inasclainn, rested after prolonged suffering.
Fergil son of Cumsad, abbot of Domnach Sechnaill, was secretly murdered.
Aengus son of Cinaed, chief of the people of Ard Ciannachta, dies.
Mael Coba son of Crunnmael, superior of Ard Macha, and the lector i.e. Mochta, were taken prisoner by the foreigners.
Great scarcity of food for cattle in the spring. Great profusion in the autumn.
Mael Caere, chief of Uí Chremthainn, was killed.
Ualgarg son of Flaithbertach, heir designate of the North, dies.
Finnechta son of Mael Corcra, king of the Luigni of Connacht, dies.
Ainmire, superior of Ard Macha for nine months, fell asleep.
Dúngal, superior of Lethglenn, dies.