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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1164


Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1164.


Donnchadh Ua Briain, bishop of Cell-da-lua, rested in Christ.


Select members of the Community of Ia, namely, the arch-priest, Augustin and the lector (that is, Dubsidhe) and the Eremite, Mac Gilla-duib and the Head of the Celi-De, namely, Mac Forcellaigh and select members of the Community of Ia besides came on behalf of the successor of Colum-cille, namely, Flaithbertach Ua Brolchain's acceptance of the abbacy of Ia, by advice of Somharlidh and of the Men of Airthir-Gaedhel and of Insi-Gall; but the successor of Patrick and the king of Ireland, that is, Ua Lochlainn and the nobles of Cenel-Eogain prevented him.


Gilla-Patraic Ua Mael-Mena died.


Somharlidh Mac Gilla-Adhamhnain and his son were killed and slaughter of the Men of Airthir-Gaedhel and of Cenn-tire and of the men of Insi-Gall and of the Foreigners of Ath-cliath [took place] around




Portion of Ard-Macha was burned.


The great church of Daire was built by the successor of Colum-cille, that is, by Flaithbertach, son of the bishop Ua Brolchain and by the Community of Colum-cille and by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, arch-king of Ireland. And the [top] stone of that great church, wherein there are ninety feet [in length], was completed within the space of forty days.


(Amhlaim, son of Gilla-Caimghin Ua Ceinnedig, was blinded.)