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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1162


Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1162.


Total separation of the houses from the churches of Daire was made by the successor of Colum-cille (namely, Flaithbertach) and by the king of Ireland, that is, by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn; where were demolished eighty houses, or something more. And the stone wall of the Centre was likewise built by the successor of Colum-cille and malediction [pronounced] upon him who should come over it for ever.


Imblech-ibhair with its church was burned.


A Synod of the clergy of Ireland [was held] around the successor of Patrick, to wit, around Gilla Mac Liach, son of Ruaidhri, at Cloenad, wherein were six [and] twenty bishops, with many abbots, enjoining rule and good conduct. And it is on that occasion the clergy of Ireland assigned the Orders of archbishop of Ireland to the successor of Patrick, as it was before and that no one should be lector in a church in Ireland, except an alumnus of Ard Macha.


A hosting by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn along with very large portion of the Half of Conn to Magh-Fitharta, so that they were a week therein, burning the


corn and towns of the Foreigners. The foreigners, however, inflicted defeat upon their horse-host, so that they killed six or seven of them and [the Ultonians] got not their demand on that occasion.


Pillaging of the Foreigners of Ath-cliath by Diarmait Mac Murchadha and great sway was obtained [by him] over them, such as was not obtained before for a long time.


The circuit of Cenel-Eogain [was made] by the successor of Patrick, namely, by Gilla Mac Liach, son of Ruaidri, to which nothing similar [in the amount of donations] was found before it.


Grene, bishop of Ath-cliath and archbishop of Leinster, rested in Christ. The successor of Patrick ordained Lorcan Ua Tuathail, successor of [St.] Coemghen, in his stead.


(Mael-Sechnaill Ua Ruairc was slain.


The abbey of Boyle was founded this year.


The Defender Ua Dubhda was slain.)