Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U999


Kalends of January
. AD 998 alias 999.


Gilla Énáin son of Agda was killed shamefully by the Síl Rónáin.


Gilla Crist ua Cuilennáin and many others were killed by the Airgialla.


Donnchad son of Domnall, king of Laigin, was held prisoner by Sitriuc son of Amlaíb, i.e. king of the foreigners, and by Mael Mórda son of Murchad. The kingship of Laigin was afterwards given to Mael Mórda.


The Lia Ailbi, the chief monument of Mag Breg, fell. Four mill-stones were afterwards made of it by Mael Sechnaill.


Mael Sechnaill took a great prey from Laigin.


The son of Éicnech son of Dálach, king of Airgialla, was killed by ua Ruairc.


Aed son of Domnall plundered Uí Echach and took away a great tribute in cows—i.e. the great raid of Mag Coba.


Brian, king of Caisel, led an army to Glenn Máma and the foreigners of Áth Cliath, accompanied by the Laigin, came to attack him. And they were defeated and a slaughter was inflicted on them, including Aralt son of Amlaíb and Cuilén son of Eitigén and other nobles of the foreigners. This happened on Thursday the third of the Kalends of January 30 Dec. Brian afterwards entered Áth Cliath, and Áth Cliath was plundered by him.