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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1086


Kalends of January fifth feria, twelfth of the moon. AD 1086.


Mael Ísu ua Brolcháin, eminent in wisdom and piety and in poetry in both languages, sent forth his spirit:

    1. On the seventeenth of the Kalends of February 16 Jan.,
      The eve of the feast of fair Fursa,
      Mael Ísu ua Brolcháin died.
      Alas! who is there to whom it is not a grievous loss?


Mael Sechlainn ua Faelán, an excellent ex-layman, Mac Bethad ua Conchobuir, king of Ciarraige, Erchad ua Maelfhoghamair, chief bishop of Connacht, Mael Coeimghein, noble bishop of the Ulaid, Fiachna ua Rónán, superior of Cluain Dolcáin, fell asleep in peace.


Amalgaidh son of Ruaidrí ua Ruadacán was killed by the men of Fernmag.


Tairdelbach ua Briain, king of Ireland, died in Cenn Coradh after great suffering and long repentance, and after receiving the Body of Christ and His Blood, on the day before the Ides 14th of July in the seventy-seventh year of his age:

    1. Tuesday night on the day before the Ides of July,
      On the feast of James with clear mystery,
      On the twenty-ninth of the moon died
      The strong high-king Tairdelbach.
Tadc, his son, moreover, died a month later.


The defeat of Crinach was inflicted on Mael Sechlainn by the Laigin and the foreigners, and in it fell Mael Ciarán ua Cadusaigh, king of Brega, and many others.


A defeat was inflicted by the Airthir on the Uí Echach, in which fell Domnall ua hAiteidh.


The defeat of Eochaille was inflicted by the Ulaid on the Airgialla and on ua Ruadacán, in which fell Cumuscach ua Laithéin, king of Síl Duibtire, and Gilla Moninne ua Eochada, chief of Clann Sínaigh, and many others.