Kalends of January
. AD 988 alias 989.
Dúnchad ua Braín, successor of Ciarán, an excellent scribe and a most religious man, died on his pilgrimage in Ard Macha on the fourteenth of the Kalends of February 19 Jan..
Dún Lethglaise was plundered by the foreigners and burned.
Glún Iarn, king of the foreigners, was killed when drunk by his own slave.
Gothfrith son of Aralt, king of Inse Gall, was killed in Dál Riata.
Dúnchad ua Robocáin, successor of Colum Cille, died.
Eochaid son of Ardgar, king of Ulaid, went on an expedition to Cenél Eógain, and left behind ua hAitid dead.
Dub dá Leithe, successor of Patrick, took the successorship of Colum Cille by the counsel of the men of Ireland and Scotland.
Echmílid son of Rónán, king of Int Airthir, was killed by the descendants of Conall the Craftsman.
Mac Léiginn son of ua Murchudáin, superior of Cúl Rathain, dies.