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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1056


Kalends of January second feria, tenth of the moon. AD 1056.


Cathasach son of Gerr Garbáin, successor of Cainnech in Cianacht, and Cétfaid, head of the clerics of Mumu, rested.


Aed ua Forréid, eminent lector of Ard Macha, rested in peace in the 75th year of his age.

    1. (Aed ua Forréid, the aged scholar,
      Had great distinction while he lived;
      On the fourteenth of the Kalends of July 18 June
      The gentle bishop passed away.)


Gormgal, chief confessor of Inis Darcairgrenn, whose days were many, rested in penitence.


Tadc son of the Cleric ua Conchobuir was killed by the Uí Maine.


Étrú son of Labraid, chief of the Monaig, a pillar of the glory of Ulaid, died in penitence.


Niall son of Mael Sechnaill made a raid on Dál Araidi and took away 2000 cows and sixty people as prisoners.


Gilla Mura son of Ócán, steward of Tulach Óc, died.


Flann of Mainistir, eminent lector and master of the historical lore of Ireland, rested in eternal life.


There came lightning which killed three people at Dísert Tola and a student at Sord and it broke down the ancient tree.



Eochaid ua Flaithéin went on Christmas night on a raid in Mag Itha, and he brought away 500 cows as far as Uisen, i.e. a river in Mag Uatha, and they left the cows in the river and forty-eight were drowned along with Cuilennán son of Dergán.