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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1006


Kalends of January third feria, twenty-seventh of the moon. AD 1005 alias 1006.


Airmedach son of Coscrach, bishop and scribe of Ard Macha, rested in Christ; and Finnguine, abbot of Ros Cré, dies.


Mael Ruanaid ua Dubtai and Mael Sechnaill, his son, and Géibennach, his kinsman, died.



Eichmílid ua hAitid, king of Uí Echach—by the Ulaid, —Mael Ruanaid son of Flannacán—by the Conaille,—and Cathalán, king of Gailenga, were killed.


Brian brought an army on a circuit of Ireland into Connacht, over Es Ruaid into Tír Conaill, through Cenél Eógain, over Fertas Camsa, into Ulaid, into the assembly of the Conaille; and at Lammas they came to Belach Dúin, and the full demand of the community of Patrick and of his successor i.e. Mael Muire son of Eochaid, was granted.

    1. (It is remarkable that Sliab Cua has no troop,
      That foreigners do not row around Eidnech,
      That a lone woman crosses Luachair,
      That cows are without a herdsman, lowing.

      —That is in Brian's time.)


A battle between the men of Albu and the Saxons, and the Scots were defeated and a great number of their nobles left dead.


Mael na mBó i.e. king of Uí Cheinnselaigh, was killed by his own people.


Gilla Comgaill son of Ardgar son of Matudán, i.e. king of Ulaid, was killed by his brother i.e. by Mael Ruanaid son of Ardgar.