Kalends of January
. AD 896 alias 897.
Cathusach son of Fergus, tanist-abbot of Ard Macha, a religious young man, rested.
Mael Finnia, son of Flannacán, inflicted a battle-rout on the Ulaid and Dál nAraidi, in which many fell, including the king of Dál Araidi, i.e. Muiredach son of Mac Étigh, and Mael Mochéirge on of Indrechtach, king of Leth Cathail. Aidíth son of Laigne was wounded and escaped.
Uathmarán son of Conchobor, king of Uí Fhailgi, was deceitfully killed by his associates.