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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1022


Kalends of January second feria, twenty-fourth of the moon. AD 1022.


Cerball's son, king of Éile, and Domnall ua Cellaig, king of Fotharta, and Sitriuc son of Ímar, king of Port Láirce, were killed.


Mac Léiginn son of Cairell, king of Airgialla, Flann ua Tacáin, superior of Dairmag, and Lachtnán, coarb of Inis Caín Dega—i.e. who died in Ard Macha—fell asleep in Christ.


Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall son of Donnchad, overlong of Ireland, pillar of the dignity and nobility of the western world, died in the 43rd year of his reign and the 73rd of his age on Sunday the fourth of the Nones 2nd of September, the second of the moon.

    1. (Nine score prime seats had the king—
      A lord in the abundance of cloaks and food bestowed
      A weighty ól-measure for the King of the Elements
      Was in the middle of each of these citadels.
    2. You are mistress for a splendid seven times six years,
      A king who draws from the foreigners a cry of fear;
      The supreme ruler of Cronn's stronghold
      Shall never die from a spear-point.)


A naval combat in the open sea between the foreigners of Áth Cliath and Niall son of Eochaid, king of Ulaid, and the foreigners were defeated and a great number of them slaughtered, and prisoners were also taken.


Muirchertach ua Carraig, i.e. heir designate of Temair, was killed by In Got i.e. Mael Sechnaill.


A defeat was inflicted in Sliab Fuait on the Airgialla by Niall son of Eochaid, and there was a great slaughter of the Airgialla there.



Mathgamain son of Laidcnén, king of Fernmag, was killed by Cathalán ua Crícháin in the middle of Cluain Eóis.


Muiren the Linguist was killed.