Kalends of January seventh feria, twenty-ninth of the moon. AD 997 alias 998.
Mael Sechnaill and Brian made an expedition and took the hostages of the foreigners to ensure good behaviour towards the Irish.
Dub dá Leithe, successor of Patrick and Colum Cille, ended his life in the 83rd year of his age, i.e. on the fifth of the nones of June.
Half of Ard Macha was burned.
Domnall son of Donn Cuan, king of Dartraige, was killed by the Gailenga.
Mael Sechnaill made an expedition into Connacht and ravaged it. Brian made an expedition also in Laigin and ravaged it.