Kalends of January seventh feria, first of the moon. AD 1008 alias 1009.
Great and predatory vengeance was taken by Mael Sechnaill on the Laigin.
Cathal son of Carlus, successor of Cainnech, and Mael Muire ua hUchtáin, coarb of Cenannas, died.
Maelán i.e. of the large spear, king of Uí Dorthainn, was killed by the Cenél Eógain in the middle of the Trian Mór in Ard Macha as a result of a commotion of the two armies.
Donnchad ua Céili was blinded by Flaithbertach in Inis Eógain and put to death afterwards.
A defeat was inflicted on the Connachta by the men of Bréifne. The Connachta however afterwards defeated the men of Bréifne.
Flaithbertach ua Néill made a raid as far as Brega and took a great tribute in cows.
Mael Mórda, king of Laigin, fell from his horse and his leg was broken.
(Dub Chablaig, daughter of the king of Connacht, i.e. wife of Brian son of Ceinnéitig, died.
The oratory of Ard Macha was roofed with lead this year.
Clothgna son of Aengus, chief poet of Ireland, dies.)