Kalends of January
. AD 996 alias 997.
The Uí Méith were defeated at Sruthair by the son of Donnchad Finn and the Fir Rois, and the king of Uí Méith and others fell there.
Mael Sechnaill son of Mael Ruanaid, heir designate of Ailech, died of a fesaigi.
Cluain Iraird and Cenannas were plundered by the foreigners.
Domnall son of Donnchad Finn was blinded by Mael Sechnaill.
Mael Coluim son of Domnall, king of the northern Britons, dies.