Kalends of January second feria twenty-first of the moon. AD 999 alias 1000.
This is the 568th year since the coming of St. Patrick to baptize the Irish. Bissextile and Embolism in the above year. This is the 1000th year since the Incarnation of the Lord.
Domnall ua Domnalláin, king of Derlas, was killed by Aed ua Néill.
Ímar, king of Port Láirge, died.
The foreigners returned to Áth Cliath and gave hostages to Brian.
Flaithbertach ua Canannáin, king of Cenél Conaill, was killed by his own people.
(Aed ua Ciardai was blinded.)
Brian made a hosting to Ferta Nime in Mag Breg. The foreigners and the Laigin, with a raiding party of horsemen, came before them into Mag Breg, and Mael Sechnaill came upon them, and they were nearly all killed. Brian then retreated without giving battle or making incursionby the Lord's insistence.