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Annala Uladh: Annals of Ulster otherwise Annala Senait, Annals of Senat

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[In this digital edition Hennessy & Mac Carthy's translation of their edition was used. Volume 3 is in preparation.]

Sources

    Manuscript sources.
  1. (i) Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1282 (olim H. 1. 8, siglum H, earlier A; vellum; s. xv 2/xvi in; for a description of the MS see Abbott and Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Trinity College Library (Dublin 1921) 20 and B. Mac Carthy, Annals of Ulster iv (Dublin 1901) ii-iii; scribe Ruaidhri Ó Luinín (to AD 1489), additional hands to 1504, 1510 (?); ends imperfect). There are lacunae for the years 1102-8, 1115.4-1162.3, and 1374-8. The first lacuna may be supplied from MS (ii); part of the second, viz. from 1115.5 to 1131.2 and from 1155 to 1162.3, may again be supplied from MS (ii); but for 1131.3 to late 1155 both MSS are lacunose. Literature: TCL Ir Cat 20; B. Mac Carthy (ed.) Annals of Ulster, iv (Dublin, 1901) pp. ii-iii.
  2. (ii) Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 489, siglum R, earlier B; vellum; s. xvi 1; patron Ruaidhrí Mac Craith of Termonmagrath. There are two main scribes: (i) Ruaidhrí Ó Casaide, archdeacon of Clogher (died 1541) who wrote from the beginning to f. 32ra9 (AD 952); and (ii) Ruaidhri Ó Luinín, ollam to Maguire (died 1528) who continued the work to f. 107vb12 (AD 1507). A third scribe, whose name is not known, began on f. 107vb (the annal for 1507) continued, alternating from time to time with a fourth. Many hands appear in later folios, among them that of Matha Ó Luinín (died 1588) grandson of Ruaidhri Ó Luinín. MS (ii) is a fair copy of MS (i) but with supplementary entries, and it preserves some text lost by mutilation in MS (i) as detailed above. Lacunae: 1131.3-1155, 1307-15. Literature: Oxford Cat i 153-63; B. Mac Carthy (ed.) Annals of Ulster, iv (Dublin, 1901) pp. iv-vi; Francis John Byrne, 1000 years of Irish script (Oxford: Bodleian Library 1979) [sect ]19.
  3. (iii) (a) London, BL, Additional 4795 olim Clarendon xlix; paper; s. xvii; many hands. The text extends from AD 431 to 1132.1 and 1156 to 1307. (b) London, BL, Additional 4789 olim Clarendon xliii, 318a-321b; paper; s. xvii?. The text extends from AD 1486 to 1504. The siglum for these two MSS is C. This is a translation into English of the greater part of the Irish text. Where original Latin occurs, it is retained. This text has some notice of events not recorded in the Irish original. Literature: B. Mac Carthy (ed.) Annals of Ulster, iv (Dublin, 1901) pp. vi-vii.
  4. (iv) London, British Library, Additional 4784 olim Clarendon xx, ff. 21a-32b, siglum D; paper. This is a translation into Latin of the Irish text, AD 1200-96, with some material from other sources. Literature: B. Mac Carthy (ed.) Annals of Ulster, iv (Dublin, 1901) pp. vi-vii.
    Editions.
  1. W. M. Hennessy & B. Mac Carthy, Annala Uladh: Annals of Ulster otherwise Annala Senait, Annals of Senat: a chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D. 431 to A.D. 1540. 4 vols. (Dublin, 1887-1901, repr. [with fresh introduction and bibliography, ed. Nollaig Ó Muraíle] Dublin, 1998). Volume i, AD 431–1056; volume ii, 1057–1378; volume iii, 1379–1588; volume iv, introduction and indexes. W. M. Hennessy edited volume 1; B. Mac Carthy edited volumes 2-3, and compiled volume 4 (the introduction and index). MS 1 (excluding the so-called Pre-Patrician Annals, f. 12r–14v) is printed with intermittent distinction of hands (by parentheses, brackets, textual footnotes) and omission of some interlinear interpolations; readings from MS 2 are sometimes cited in text or in footnotes, and text lost in MS 1 is supplied from MS 2. MSS 3 and 4 are occasionally cited in footnotes, in the translation (s.a. 1132 for example), and ? in text. Expansions of manuscript abbreviations are not indicated.
  2. Seán Mac Airt & Gearóid Mac Niocaill, (ed. & trans.) The Annals of Ulster (to A.D. 1131) (Dublin 1983). Text from MS 1 (including f. 12r–14v, the so-called Pre-Patrician Annals) with distinction of the main hand and the hands of successive interpolators and glossators; additional material from MS 2 is printed and distinguished. Expansions of manuscript abbreviations are indicated.
    Translations.
  1. Hennessy & Mac Carthy (1887–1901)
  2. Mac Airt & Mac Niocaill (1983)–to 1131
    Literature.
  1. TCL Ir Cat 20.
  2. Oxford Cat i 153-63.
  3. H. d'Arbois de Jubainville (notice of Hennessy, vol. i) Revue Celtique 8 (1888) 402-406.
  4. Whitley Stokes, 'Notes on the Annals of Ulster', Academy 36 (1889) 207-8, 223-5, 240-1; 50 (1896) 182-3, 223-4 [criticism of, and corrigenda to, the edition of Hennessy & Mac Carthy, vols i and iii].
  5. Whitley Stokes, 'The Annals of Ulster', Revue Celtique 18 (1897) 74-86 [reviews of the edition of Hennessy & Mac Carthy, ii-iii, with numerous corrections].
  6. Tomás Ó Máille, The language of the Annals of Ulster (Manchester, 1910).
  7. Seán Ó Catháin, 'Some studies in the development from Middle to Modern Irish, based on the Annals of Ulster', Z Celt Philol 19 (1933) 1-47.
  8. Paul Walsh, 'The dating of Irish annals', Ir Hist Stud 2 (1941) 355-75.
  9. T. F. O'Rahilly, Early Irish history and mythology (Dublin, 1946) 235-59, 501-12.
  10. Vernam Hull, 'The Middle Irish preterite passive plural in the Annals of Ulster', Language 28 (1952) 107-8.
  11. Aubrey Gwynn, 'Cathal mac Maghnusa and the Annals of Ulster',Clogher Rec 2 (1958-9) 230-43, 370-84, repr. (with introduction [1-25], corrections and annotations [53-57] and bibliography [59-61])in Nollaig Ó Muraíle (ed.) Aubrey Gwynn, Cathal Óg mac Maghnusa and the Annals of Ulster, (Enniskillen, 1998).
  12. Gearóid Mac Niocaill, 'Annála Uladh agus Annála Locha Cé, 1014-1220', Galvia 6 (1959) 18-25.
  13. J. Bannerman, 'Notes on the Scottish entries in the early Irish annals', Scott Gaelic Stud 11 (1968) 149-70, repr. in John Bannerman, Studies in the history of Dalriada (Edinburgh & London, 1974) 9-26.
  14. Isabel Henderson, 'North Pictland', in Edward Meldrum (ed.) The Dark Ages in the Highland (Inverness, 1970) 37-52.
  15. Kathleen Hughes, Early christian Ireland: introduction to the sources (London & Ithaca NY, 1972) 99-159.
  16. A. P. Smyth, 'The earliest Irish annals: their first contemporary entries, and the earliest centres of recording', Proc Roy Ir Acad (C) 72 (1972) 1-48.
  17. Marjorie O. Anderson, Kings and kingship in early Scotland (Edinburgh & London, 1973) 1-42.
  18. Alfred P. Smyth, 'The Húi Néill and the Leinstermen in the Annals of Ulster, 431-516 A. D.', Études Celtiques 14, (1974) 121-43.
  19. Gearóid Mac Niocaill, The medieval Irish annals (Dublin, 1975).
  20. F. J. Byrne, 1000 years of Irish script (Oxford, 1979) [sect ]19.
  21. A. D. S. MacDonald, 'Notes on monastic archaeology and the Annals of Ulster, 650-1050', in Donnchadh Ó[nbsp ]Corráin (ed.) Irish antiquity: essays and studies presented to Professor M.[nbsp ]J. O'Kelly (Cork, 1981) 304-19.
  22. A. D. S. MacDonald, 'Notes on terminology in the Annals of Ulster, 650-1050', Peritia 1 (1982) 329-33.
  23. David N. Dumville, 'Latin and Irish in the Annals of Ulster, AD 431-1050', in Dorothy Whitelock, Rosamond McKitterick & David N. Dumville (eds.) Ireland in early medieval Europe: studies in memory of Kathleen Hughes (Cambridge, 1982) 320-41.
  24. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, 'Irish annals from Easter tables', Peritia 2 (1983) 74-86.
  25. David N. Dumville, 'On editing and translating medieval Irish chronicles: The Annals of Ulster', Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies, 10 (1985) 67-86.
  26. Richard Sharpe, 'Saint Mauchteus, discipulus Patricii', in Alfred Bammesberger & Alfred Wollmann (eds.) Britain 400-600: language and history (Heidelberg, 1990) 85-93.
  27. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, 'The chronological apparatus of the Annals of Ulster AD 431-1131', Peritia 8 (1994) 46-79.
  28. Michael Meckler, 'The Annals of Ulster and the date of the meeting of Druim Cett', Peritia 11 (1997) 44-52.
  29. Bart Jaski, 'Additional notes to the Annals of Ulster', Ériu 48 (1997) 103-52.
  30. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, 'The chronology of the Irish annals', Proc Roy Ir Acad (C) 98 (1998) 203-55.
  31. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, 'Cathal Mac Maghnusa: his time, life and legacy', Clogher Rec 16/2 (1998) 45-64.
  32. Francis John Byrne, 'Chiasmus and hyperbaton in the Annals of Ulster', in Michael Richter & Jean-Michel Picard (eds.) Ogma: essays in Celtic studies in honour of Próinséas Ní Chatháin (Dublin, 2002) 54-64.
  33. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, 'The chronological apparatus of the Annals of Ulster AD 82-1029', Peritia 16 (2002) 256-83.
  34. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, on his website at http://www.cs.tcd.ie/misc/kronos/chronology/synchronisms/annals-chron.htm offers comprehensive information on two traditions of dating used in the Irish Annals, together with two ancillary articles, 'Chronological synchronisation of the Irish annals', and 'Collation of the Irish regnal canon'.
  35. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, 'The original compilation of the Annals of Ulster', Studia Celtica 38 (2004) 77-84.
    The editions used in the digital edition.
  1. Annala Uladh. Annals of Ulster, otherwise Annala Senait, Annals of Senat; a chronicle of Irish affairs A.D. 431-1131: 1155-1541. Vol.II A.D. 1057-1131:1155-1378.. B. Mac Carthy First edition [iv + 565 pp.] Her Majesty's Stationery Office Dublin (1893)

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p.239

U1202.2

Lachlainn, was killed by Muircertach Ua Neill. Muircertach Ua Neill, however, was killed at the same time.

U1202.3

(The bishop Ua Mellaigh rested.

U1202.4

John, Cardinal Priest of Monte Celio and Legate of the Apostolic See, came into Ireland.

U1202.5

A Synod of the clergy of Ireland, both Foreigners and Gaidhil, assembled at Ath-cliath under that same Cardinal.

U1202.6

A Synod of Connacht, both laics and clerics, assembled at Ath-luain at the end of a fortnight under the same Cardinal.

U1202.7

Toirrdhealbach, son of Ruaidhri, son of Toirrdhealbach Ua Conchubhair, was taken prisoner by Cathal Red-hand, namely by the king of Connacht. And it is these captured him,—namely, Donnchadh Ua Dubda, king of Ui-Amhalgaidh and Conchubhar Ua Eadhra the Stammerer, king of the Luighni of Connacht and Diarmaid, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair, to wit, the son of his own father, and Diarmaid, son of Maghnus, that is, the son of the brother of his father.

U1202.8

Cathal Carrach, son of Conchubhar Maenmuighe, son of Toirrdelbach Mor, king of Connacht, was killed in this year.)

U1203.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1203.

U1202.1

Mael-Coluim Ua Bronain, herenagh of Toraidhe, rested in peace.

U1203.2

Domnall Carrach Ua Dochartaigh, king of Tir-Conaill was killed by Muinnter-Baighill after pillaging many churches and territories.

U1203.3

Mael-Finne Mac Colmain, arch-senior select, rested in peace.

U1203.4

Domnall Ua Brolchain prior of Iona, eminent senior select for


p.241

intelligence, for form, for appearance, for disposition, for gentleness, for magnanimity, for benevolence, for piety, for wisdom, entered the way of all flesh, after great suffering and most excellent penance, on the 5th of the Kalends of May April 27.

U1203.5

(Conchubhar the Red, son of Domnall Ua Briain, was killed by his own brother, namely, by Muircertach, son of Domnall, son of Toirrdhealbudh Ua Briain.

U1203.6

Toirrdhealbach, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchubhair, escaped from his captivity and peace was made by Cathal Red-hand with him and land was given to him. Toirrdhealbach was expelled by Cathal Red-hand and peace was made with him immediately through intercession of the Foreigners, namely, Meyler and Walter De Lacy.)

U1204.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1204.

U1204.1

Doire was burned from the Cemetery of St. Martin to the Well of St. Adomhnan.

U1204.2

Diarmait, son of Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, with a force of Foreigners came on a foray into Tir-Eogain, so that they plundered the Shrine of St. Colum-cille, until a party of the Cenel-Eogain overtook them and defeat was inflicted upon the Foreigners and Diarmait was killed through miracles of the Shrine.

U1204.3

A hosting by Ugo the son of Ugo De Lacy with a force of Foreigners of Meath into Ulidia, so that they expelled John De Courcy out of Ulidia.

U1204.4

A monastery was built by Cellach, abbot of Iona in the centre of the


p.243

encolsure of Iona, without any right, in dishonour of the Community of Iona, so that he wrecked the place greatly. A hosting, however, was made by the clergy of Ireland, namely, by Florence Ua Cerballain, bishop of Tir-Eogain and by Mael-Isu Ua Dorig, that is, bishop of Tir-Conaill and by the Abbot of the Monastery of Paul and Peter in Ard-Macha and by Amalgaidh Ua Fergail, abbot of the Monastery of Doire and by Ainmire Ua Cobhthaigh and a large number of the Community of Doire and a large number of the clergy of the North, so that they razed the monastery, according to the law of the Church. That Amalgaidh aforesaid took the abbacy of Iona by selection of Foreigners and Gaidhil.

U1204.5

(Muircertach of Tethbha, son of Conchubhar Maenmhuighe, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchubhair, was killed by Diarmuid, son of Ruaighri and by Aedh, son of Ruaidhri, that is, two brothers of his own father.

U1204.6

Defeat was inflicted by Domnall, son of Mac Carthaigh and by the Desmonians upon the Foreigners, where fell one hundred, and sixty men, or more.)

U1205.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1205.

U1205.1

Sitriuc Ua Sruithein, herenagh of the Conghhail, namely, head of Ui-Murthele and chief of Clann-Sneidhgile for ability, after most excellent penance felicitously finished (his life) and was buried in the church that was built by himself.

U1205.2

Mael-Brighte Ua Erarain was chosen into the succession of St. Brenann from the Community of Doire of Colum-cille.

U1205.3

John De Courcy, destroyer of the churches and territories of Ireland, was expelled by Ugo the son of Ugo De Lacy into Tir-Eogain, to the protection of Cenel-Eogain.


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U1206.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 18th of the moon. A.D. 1206.

U1206.1

Maghnus Ua Cathain, son of the king of Ciannachta and Fir-na-craibhe, tower of championship and courage of the North, fell by the wound of an arrow.

U1206.2

Soerbhrethach Ua Doireidh, herenagh of Domnach-mor, rested in peace.

U1206.3

Patrick Ua Moghrain rested in peace.

U1207.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1207.

U1207.1

Domhnall Ua Muiredaigh, chief lector of Daire of Colum-cille, after great suffering felicitously finished his life. And Muircertach O'Millugain (or O'Maelagain) was chosen in his stead.

U1207.2

Mael-Petair Ua Calmain, successor of St. Cainnech, tower of piety and hospitality of the North of Ireland, rested in peace. As the poet said :

    1. Loss is Ua Calmain in his church,
      Evil in comparison therewith I reckon not;
      There is a community silent with grief thereat,
      That to-night there is no piety in his abbey.

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    3. After Cainnech of the body pure
      Until arose Ua Calmain above an altar,
      It is not known whether one as good as Ua Calmain saw the heavenly kingdom,
      There went not monk's mantle upon one as good.
    4. He was a master scribe of beautiful execution,
      Well used he keep the fair Rule,
      He gave useful responses on every occasion.
      He was a sage, distinguished, eminent.
    5. Although no one under heaven could save
      His penitentiary from demons,
      Though he were sanctified without defect within it,
      Yet the body of Ua Calmain would save it.
    6. The successor of Cainnech of the churches,
      It is injury to every one in general,
      It is grief to every wretched person,
      It is a great evil,—his loss.

      Loss is Ua Calmain, etc.

U1207.3

Great destruction on people and cattle in this year.

U1207.4

Flaithbertach Ua Flaithbertaigh, prior of Dun-Geimhin, rested in peace.

U1207.5

Gilla-Patraic Ua Falachtaigh, herenagh of Dun-Cruithne, died.

U1207.6

Muircertach Ua Flaithbertaigh died.

U1207.7

A treacherous foray by the Cenel-Conaill into Ui-Fhearannain and into Clann-Diarmata, so that they seized cows and killed people. The Clann-Diarmata and the Ui-Fhairennain and the Ui-Gailmredhaigh overtook them, so that a countless number of them were slain and a multitude were drowned.

U1207.8

A hosting by Hugo De Lacy with the Foreigners of Meath and of Leinster into Telach-oc, so that churches and crops were burned. And they took not the pledges or hostages of Aedh Ua Neill on that occasion.

U1207.9

A hosting by Hugo


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De Lacy into Ciannachta, so that he burned the churches of all Ciannachta and seized cows to a countless number.

U1207.10

The successor of St. Patrick went to the court of the king of the Saxons to succour the churches of Ireland and to accuse the Foreigners of Ireland.

U1208.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 10th of the moon, AD. 1208.

U1208.1

A foray by Eignecan Ua Domnaill into Fir-Manach, so that they seized cows and the Fir-Manach overtook them, so that Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, was killed there, with slaughter innumerable of the nobles of Cenel-Conaill along with him.

U1209.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1209.

U1209.1

A foray-hosting by Aedh Ua Neill into Inis-Eogain and Ua Domnaill overtook him, so that they gave battle, wherein were killed a countless number of persons on each side. Here was killed Domnall Mac Murchadha of the Cenel-Eogain; also Ferghal Ua Baighill and Cathbarr Ua Domnaill and Cormac Ua Domnaill and David Ua Dochurtaigh, with a multitude of the nobles of Cenel-Conaill along with them.

U1209.2

A battle was fought by the sons of Raghnall, son of Somurlech, against the men of Sciadh, wherein slaughter was inflicted upon them.


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U1209.3

(Finghin, son of Diarmaid, son of Cormac Mac Carthaigh, king of Desmond, was slain by his own people.

U1209.4

Ualgharc Ua Ruairc was dethroned and Art, son of Domnall, son of Fearghal Ua Ruairc, was made king in his stead.

U1209.5

In the year of our Lord one thousand two hundred and nine, Alexander, reverend Doctor of Theology and Master of Arts, then first delivered his Doctrinal to be read.)

U1210.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1210.

U1210.1

Gilla-Crist Ua Cernaigh, bishop of Conderi, rested in good penance.

U1210.2

The king of the Saxons John came into Ireland with a fleet hard to count, namely, seven hundred ships.

U1210.3

(Art, son of Domnall, son of Ferghal Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, was killed through treachery by Cormac, son of Art Ua Mail-Seachlainn.

U1210.4

Ceile Ua Dubhthaigh, bishop of Magh-Eo of the Saxons, rested in Christ.

U1210.5

Flaithbertach Ua Flainn, namely, successor of St. Dachonna of Eas-mic-Eirc, died.)


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U1211.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1211.

U1211.1

The Foreigners came to Narrow-Water, until Aedh Ua Neill assembled Cenel-Conaill and Cenel- Eogain and the Airghialla, so that they the Foreigners were killed by him.

U1211.2

(Toirrdhealbach, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchubhair, made a foray into Magh-Luirg, until he brought the spoil with him into the Seghas to Diarmod, his kinsman. And Aodh, son of Cathal, followed him, until Toirrdhealbach went into the North, fleeing before him.

U1211.3

The hostages of Connacht came back to Ireland: namely, Diarmaid, son of Conchubhar Mac Diarmata, Conchubhar Ua Eaghra and Finn Ua Carmacan and Toibeard, son of a Foreign-Gaidhel.

U1211.4

Aireachtach Mac Donnchaidh was slain.)

U1212.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1212.

U1212.1

Sitriuc Ua Laighenain, successor of St. Comgall of Bangor, died and Oengus Mac Cormaic was instituted in his stead.

U1212.2

The castle of Cluain-Eois was built by the Foreigners (and by the Foreign bishop) and a foray-hosting was made by them into Tir-Eogain (And the Fir-Manach inflicted great slaughter upon them there.)

U1212.3

Aedh Ua Neill, king of Cenel-Conaill and of Cenel-Eogain and of the Airghialla overtook them and defeat was inflicted upon the Foreigners, wherein were killed a countless number of them.

U1212.4

Thomas, son of Uchtrach with the sons of Raghnall, son of Somarle, came to Daire of St. Colum-cille with six and seventy ships and the town was greatly destroyed by them and Inis-Eogain was completely destroyed by them and by the Cenel-Conaill.


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U1212.5

(A hosting by the Connachtmen, through summons of the Foreign bishop and of Gillibert Mac Coisdealbh, to Eas-ruadh, so that the castle of Narrow-Water was made by them.)

U1213.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1213.

U1213.1

Donnchadh Mac Cana, chief of Cenel-Oenghusa, died.

U1213.2

A foray was made by Gilla Fiachlach Ua Baighill and by a party of the Cenel-Conaill upon the Cenel-Eogain, who were all under the protection of the Cenel-Conaill and of Ua Tairchert in particular. Howbeit, Ua Taircheirt overtook them and his force gave battle to them. However, the Gilla Riabhach Ua Taircheirt, namely, royal chief of Clann-Sneidhghille and Clann-Finghin, is killed in defence of those under his protection.

U1213.3

Druim-Cain with its church was burned by the Cenel-Eogain without permission from the king Ua Neill.

U1213.4

Ferghal Ua Cathain, king of Ciannachta and Firna-craibhe, was killed by the Foreigners.

U1213.5

Domnall Ua Daimin was killed by the sons of Mac Lachlainn at the door of the Monastery of Daire of St. Colum-cille.

U1213.6

(The castle of Cluain-Eois was burned.

U1213.7

Gillibert Mac Coisdealbh was killed in the castle of the Narrow -Water and the castle was also burned at the time.

U1213.8

Donnchadh Ua Eidhin was blinded by Aedh, son of Cathal Red-Hand Ua Conchubair.

U1213.9

The defeat of the Wood of the High Trees was given by Cormac, son of Art Ua Mail-Seachlainn, to the Foreigners.)

U1214.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1214.

U1214.1

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U1214.2

Thomas, son Of Uchtrach and Ruaidhri, son of Raghnall, plundered Daire completely and took the treasures of the Community of Daire and of the North of Ireland besides from out the midst of the church of the Monastery.

U1214.3

Ua Cathain and the Men of Craibh came to Daire to seize a house against the sons of Mac Lachlainn, so that between them they killed the great manciple of the Monastery of Paire. But God and St. Colum-cille wrought a great miracle therein: the man that assembled and mustered the force, namely, Mathgamain Mag Aithne, was killed in reparation to Colum-cille immediately, at the door of the Penitentiary of Colum-cille.

U1214.4

Ainmire Ua Cobhthaigh, abbot of the Monastery of Daire, eminent cleric select for piety, for disposition, for meekness, for magnanimity, for benevolence, for great charity, for every goodness besides, after most excellent penance entered the way of all flesh in the Penitentiary of Colum-cille.

U1214.5

The castle of Cuil-rathain was built by Thomas, son of Uchtrach and by the Foreigners of Ulidia. And all the cemeteries and fences and buildings of the town, save the church alone, were pulled down for that.

U1214.6

The King of Scotland died, namely, William Garm.

U1214.7

Aedh Ua Neill gave a defeat to the Foreigners and stark slaughter of the Foreigners was inflicted therein and Carrlongport was burned, both people and effects, on the same day.

U1214.8

(Gilla-na-naemh Ua Ruadhan, bishop of Luighni Achonry, rested in Christ.

U1214.9

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namely, Ua Muiricean, rested.

U1214.10

Muirceartach, son of Brian, was killed by the Foreigners.

U1214.11

In this year appeared Aedh 'of the deceit', who was called 'The Helper'.

U1214.12

John, then king of England, gave Saxon-land and Ireland to the Pope, namely, Innocent III. And the Pope gave them back to him again, and 1000 marks were to be paid to him the Pope and to his successors every year: to wit, 700 from England and 300 from Ireland.)

U1215.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1215.

U1215.1

A foray was made by Aedh, son of Mael-Sechlainn Mac Lochlainn upon the successor of St. Colum-cille and a herd of cattle was carried off by him. And himself was killed by the Foreigners in the same year through miracle of Colum-cille.

U1215.2

Bean-Midhe, daughter of Ua Eignigh, wife of Aedh Ua Neill, king of Ailech, rested in good penance.

U1215.3

A hosting by Aedh Ua Neill into Ulidia and he inflicted great defeat upon the Foreigners of Ulidia.

U1215.4

William, King of Scotland, died and Alexander, his son, was inaugurated in his stead.

U1215.5

A General Council was held under Pope Innocent.


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U1215.6

(Cathal Mac Diarmoda rested in Christ.

U1215.7

The Order of Friars Minors is confirmed this year.

U1215.8

Ardghar Ua Conchubhair, bishop of Sil-Muirethaigh, rested in Christ.

U1215.9

A Synod of the bishops of Christendom was held at Rome in the time of Pope Innocent III. This is the number of bishops that were therein, 415; amongst whom were 71 archbishops and primates. And 800 abbots and priors. And on the festival of St. Martin Nov. 11 this Synod took place.)

U1216.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1216.

U1216.1

Mael-Poil Ua Muiredhaigh, prior of Dun-Geimhin, died.

U1216.2

Oenghus Ua Cairrellain, chief of Clann-Diarmata, was killed by his own kinsmen.

U1216.3

Donnsleibhi Ua Mail-Mena was killed by the Dal-Araidhe.

U1216.4

Trad Ua Mailfhabhaill, chief of Cenel-Ferghusa, along with his kinsmen and with great havoc, was killed by Muiredach, son of the Great Steward of Lemhain.

U1216.5

Donnchadh Ua Dubdirma, chief of the Bredach, died in the Penitentiary of Daire.

U1216.6

Murchadh Mac Cathmail, royal chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh, died through miracle of St. Colum-cille.

U1216.7

Ruaidhri Ua Flainn, king of Dairlas, died.

U1216.8

Mag Cana, chief of Cenel-Oengusa, was killed by his own kinsmen.

U1216.9

Dionysius Ua Longargain, archbishop of Cashel, died in Rome.

U1216.10

Echdonn Mac Gille-uidhir, successor of Patrick and Primate of Ireland, felicitously slept in Rome after the Lateran General Council.

U1216.11

Conchobur Ua Enne, bishop of Cell-da-lua, returning after the same Council, slept on the way.


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U1216.12

(John, king of England, died.

U1216.13

Annudh Ua Muirethaidh, bishop of Conmaicni Ardagh, rested in Christ.

U1216.14

Pope Innocent died. Honorius succeeds.

U1216.15

The Order of Preachers is confirmed. A.D. 1216. This is the year in which there was a General Council in Rome, namely, of Lateran, wherein were 1300 bishops.)

U1217.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1217.

U1217.1

Mathgamain Ua Fhlaithbertaigh, king of Clann-Domnaill, died.

U1217.2

(The archbishop Ua Ruanadha was taken prisoner by Mail-Isu Ua Conchubhair.

U1217.3

Gilla-Arnain Ua Martain, ollam of Ireland in jurisprudence, died.)

U1218.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1218.

U1218.1

Gilla-Tighernaigh, son of Gilla-Ronain, bishop of Airghialla Clogher and head of the Canons of Ireland, rested in good penance.

U1218.2

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U1218.3

(Diarmaid, son of Conchubhar Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, died. Cormac took the kingship after him.

U1218.4

Domnall Ua Gadhra died.

U1218.5

Mor, daughter of Ua Briain, wife of Cathal Red-Hand Ua Conchobair, died.)

U1219.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1219.

U1219.1

Diarmait Ua Gille-Loinne was killed by Mac Gilla-ruaidh and by his kinsmen, in treachery.

U1219.2

Muircertagh Ua Flainn, king of Ui-Tuirtre, was killed by the Foreigners.

U1219.3

Congalach Ua Cainn, candle of championship and liberality of the North of Ireland, royal chief of Magh Lughad and Sil-Cathusaigh, was killed by the Foreigners on the same day as Ua Flainn.

U1219.4

Gilla-na-naemh Ua Gormghaile, priest of Ragh-Luraigh, rested in penance.

U1219.5

Mael-Isu Ua Daighri, herenach of Daire of Colum-cille—forty years was he in the herenachy—, after doing every goodness to both clergy and laity, by a good ending rested in peace on Sunday, the 6th of the Ides 8th of December.

U1219.6

(Clement, bishop of Luigni Achonry, rested in Christ.

U1219.7

The church of the Cistercian Monastery of the Buill was consecrated.

U1219.8

This year Saint Francis, in the 13th year from his first conversion, sent by will of the Lord six Friars of marvellous sanctity to the kingdom of Morrocco, namely, Brother Vitalis, Beraldus, Octo Otho, Accuristius, Peter and Adjutus. Of whom the five last were martyred the following year, under the king of Morrocco, Miramolinus by name.)


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U1220.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1220.

U1220.1

Fonachtan Ua Bronain, successor of St. Colum-cille, rested in peace. And there ensued contention between the Community of Daire and the Cenel-Eogain, respecting the selection in his stead. It is this was done then: the Community of Daire chose Mac Cathmail into the succession and Aedh Ua Neill and the Cenel-Eogain chose Flann Ua Brolcain. After that, moreover, there ensued, contention between the Community of Daire and O'Brolcain and O'Brolcain was put out of the succession. After that, moreover, the Community of Daire and the Cenel-Eogain chose Muircertach Ua Millugain, namely, lector of Daire, into the succession. And he had the lectorship and the succession for a year, or a little more. And there ensued contention between Geoffrey Ua Daighri, namely, herenagh of Daire and O'Millugain, that is, the abbot, respecting the lectorship, so that they appealed to the judgment of the successor of Patrick and he made peace between them. And John, son of the late Lector, was chosen into the lectorship, according to the successor of Patrick and the successor of Colum-cille and the community of Daire besides.

U1220.2

(Aedh Ua Mail-Eoin, bishop of Cluain-mac-Nois, was drowned.

U1220.3

Mail-Seachnaill, son of Concubhar Maenmhuidhe Ua Concobhair, died.

U1220.4

This year five most saintly Friars Minor, namely, Beraldus, Octo Otho, Acursius, Peter and Adjutus, suffered martyrdom under Miramolinus, king of Morrocco, on the Kalends 1st of February, or on the 17th of the Kalends of February


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Jan. 18, in the 4th year of the Lord, Pope Innocent III, nearly seven years before the death of Saint Francis.)

U1221.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1221.1

U1221.1

(Diarmuid, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair, was killed.

U1221.2

James, Penitentiary and Chaplain of the Lord Pope and Legate of all Ireland, came into Ireland.

U1221.3

Maelruanaidh Ua Dubhda king of Ui-Amalghaidh was drowned.

U1221.4

Saint Dominick died this year.

U1221.5

The first Convent of Preachers came into England.)


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U1222.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1222.

U1222.1

The son of Ugo De Lacy came into Ireland in despite of the king of the Saxons, until he came to Aedh O'Neill; so that they went together against the Foreigners of Ireland and destroyed much in Meath and in Leinster and in Ulidia and razed the castle of Cuil-rathain. And the Foreigners of Ireland collected four and twenty battalions at Dun-delgain, until Aedh O'Neill and the son of Ugo came with four battalions against them, so that the Foreigners gave the award of his own word to O'Neill.

U1222.2

(Cormac, abbot of Comar, was slain.

U1222.3

Gilla-Mochoinne Ua Cathail king of Cenel-Aedha was slain.

U1222.4

Mor, daughter of Ua Buighill, wife of Amlaibh Ua Beollain, died.)

U1223.0

Kalends of Jan. on first feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1223.

U1223.1

Niall O'Neill profaned Daire, respecting the daughter of Ua Cathain. And God and Colum-cille wrought a miracle, so that his thread of life was shortened.

U1223.2

Tadhg O'Baighill (namely, son of Ceallach), splendour of the North of Ireland, died.

U1223.3

(Mael-Isu Ua Floinn, prior of Eas-mic-nEirc, rested in Christ.

U1223.4

Murchadh Carrach Ua Fearghail was killed in Granard.

U1223.5

Ailbin Ua Maelmuidh, bishop of Fearna, rested in Christ.)


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U1224.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1224.

U1224.1

Cathal Red-Hand Ua Conchobair, king of Connacht and king of the Gaidhil of Ireland for ability, died in the Cistercian Monastery of Cnoc-Muaidhe, on the 5th of the Kalends of June May 28. The best Gaidhel that came from Brian Boruma down, for nobleness and for honour; very fortunate and capable preserver of his territories ; wealthy, well-disposed, excellent auxiliary of peace. Seems it is in his time tithe was had legally for the first time in Ireland. Fitting, pious, right-judging prop of faith and christianity; punisher of the guilty and of outlaws; destroyer of robbers and of evil-doers; general battle-victorious maintainer of the righteous law. To whom God gave good honour on earth and the heavenly kingdom beyond. He died in the habit of a Cistercian monk, after bringing victory from the world and from the demon.

U1224.2

Mathgamain, son of Ceithernach Ua Ceirin, king of Ciaraidhe of Loch-na-nairne, died.

U1224.3

The bishop of Conmaicni Ardagh, namely, the Foreign bishop, died.

U1224.4

Domnall Ua Cellaigh, tanist of Ui-Maine, died.

U1224.5

Mael Sechlainn, son of Tadhg Ua Cellaigh, died.

U1224.6

(Finn Ua Carmacan rested.

U1224.7

Mael-Isu Ua Conchubhair rested.

U1224.8

The Friars Preachers entered Ireland.)


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U1225.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1225.

U1225.1

Duarcan Ua Eaghra, king of Luighni, died.

U1225.2

Gilla-in-Coimdeg Mac Gilla-carraigh, eminent priest and parson of Tech-Baithin, rested in Christ.

U1225.3

Dionysius Ua Mael-Ciarain, herenagh of Ard-Carna, rested in Christ.

U1225.4

A great hosting was made by Aedh Ua Neill into Connacht, by invitation of the sons of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobair and by invitation of all Sil-Muiredhaigh, save Mac Diarmata alone, namely, Cormac, son of Tomaltach, so that he went through the length of Connacht eastwards to the woods of Ath-luain, so that he was a night at the Heights of Uana. And they pillaged Loch-nen and he brought the treasures of Ua Conchobair with him therefrom. He came after that to Carn-fraich and Tairrdhelbach, son of Ruaidhri, was crowned there. And he went on a quick march to his house, on hearing that a large force of Foreigners and of Momonians was making towards him, under Donnchadh Cairbrech Ua Briain and under Geoffrey Mares De Marisco, led by Aedh Ua Conchobair and by Mac Diarmata. And when they the Foreigners, etc., did not catch Ua Neill, they followed the sons of Ruaidhri, until they drove them to the protection of Ua Neill again. The Momonians on that occasion billed Echmarcach Mac Branain, chief of Corco-Achlann, at Cell-Cellaigh. On the expulsion of the sons of Ruaidhri from out Connacht, Aedh, son of Cathal Red-Hand takes the kingship after them.

U1225.5

Tadhg Ua Eaghra died.

U1225.6

Etain, daughter of Diarmait Mac Dommaill, rested in Christ.

U1225.7

The Foreigners and the Momonians went to the Termonn of St. Caelfhinn and slaughter of the Foreigners was inflicted through miracles of St. Caelfhinn.Conchobur, son of Tadhg Ua Cellaigh and Ardghal, son of Tadhg Ua Cellaigh were


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slain.

U1225.8

Great destruction of people in this year.

U1225.9

The corn was a-cutting on the morrow of the feast of St. Brigit Feb. 1. and the ploughing was a-doing at the same time.

U1226.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1226.

U1226.1

Feidhlimidh Ua Concobhair seized a house upon Domnall Ua Flaithbertaigh, so that he killed and burned himself and his kinsman.

U1226.2

Aedh Ua Flaithbertaigh was taken prisoner by Aedh, son of Cathal Red Hand and given into the hands of the Foreigners.

U1226.3

Tighernan, son Cathal Ua Conchobair, was killed by Donnchadh Ua Dubhdai.

U1226.4

Muirghius Mac Diarmata was killed.

U1226.5

Connmac O'Tarpa, bishop of Luighni, rested in Christ.

U1226.6

The castle of Cell-mor was razed by Cathal O'Raighillaidh.

U1226.7

(Aedh Ua Ruairc was killed by Cathal Ua Raighillidh and by Conchubhar, son of Cormac Ua Maelruanaigh.)

U1227.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1227.

U1227.1

William Mares, son of the Justiciary of Ireland, was taken prisoner by Cormac, son of Tomaltach, king of the Rock and by Aedh Ua Conchobair.

U1227.2

Donnsleibhe O'Grada (otherwise, Ua Gadhra; namely, king of Sliabh Lugha) was killed by the son of his own brother in treachery and he the slayer himself was killed therein immediately, through device of Aedh Ua Conchobair.


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U1227.3

Brian Mac Conchobair Ua Diarmata died.

U1227.4

Dionysius Ua Mordha was crossed as a Crusader from being bishop of Oil-finn.

U1227.5

Cumara Ua Domnallain was killed in captivity by Ruaidhri Mac Duinnsleibhe, in revenge of his father, he Cumara being crossed as a Crusader.

U1228.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1228.

U1228.1

Aedh, son of Cathal Red-Hand Ua Conchobair, was killed by the Foreigners in treachery, after his being put away by the Connachtmen from themselves.

U1228.2

The Justiciate of Ireland was assumed by the son of William de Burgh (namely, Richard).

U1228.3

Aedh, son of Ruaidhri, and his brothers took the kingship of Connacht and the churches and territories of Connacht were pillaged by them and moreover its clergy and folk of learning were expelled into foreign countries, after being exposed to cold and to hunger.

U1228.4

Muircertach, son of Flaithbertach Ua Flannagain, was killed by the sons of Ua Gadhra.

U1228.5

Ferghal, son of Sitriuc Ua Ruairc, was killed by the sons of Niall, son of Congalach Ua Ruairc.

U1228.6

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Ua Ruairc, was killed by Art, son of Art Ua Ruairc and Amlaim the Short, son of Niall, was killed by Amlaim, son of Art, in bathing.

U1228.7

Mac Craith Ua Mallachta rested in Christ.

U1228.8

(David O'Flainn, chief of Sil-Mailruanaidh, died.

U1228.9

Aedh son of Donnchadh O'Ferghail, was killed by Aedh son of Amhlam O'Ferghail.

U1228.10

The castle of Cuil-rathain was built this year.

U1228.11

Saint Francis was honoured like every saint this year by the Pope, namely, by Gregory IX, that is, on the 17th of the Kalends of August July 16.)

U1229.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 2nd of the moon; A.D. 1229.

U1229.1

Duibessa, daughter of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobair, wife of Cathal Mac Diarmata, died a nun.

U1229.2

Diarmait Mac Carrthaigh, king of Desmond, rested in Christ.

U1229.3

Dionysius Ua Mordha, bishop of Sil-Muiredhaigh Elphin, put his bishopric away from him.

U1229.4

Girard Ua Cathain, the most learned Canon that was in the Order of Canons rested in Christ.

U1229.5

Diarmait Mac Fiaich, abbot of the Monastery of Gilla-Molaisi Ua Gillurain in Tuaim, rested in Christ and was buried in Ard-carna.

U1229.6

Muiredach Ua Gormghaile, prior of the Monastery of the Island of Mac-nErind (or, Mac-nErin), the most erudite and pious person of the Fifth of Connacht, rested in Christ.

U1229.7

Diarmait Mac Gilla- Charraigh, herenach of Tech-Baithin and eminent priest and the person of best charity and hospitality that was in this side of Connacht, rested in Christ.


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U1230.0

Kalends of Jan. upon Tuesday, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1230.

U1230.1

Gilla-Isu Ua Cleirigh, bishop of Luigni Achonry, rested in Christ.

U1230.2

Gilla-Carrthaigh Ua Elgiusain, canon and anchorite, rested in Christ.

U1230.3

Donnsleibe Ua Inmhainen, a holy monk and master-wright, rested in Christ.

U1230.4

Mael-Muire Ua Mail-Eoin, abbot of Cluain-mac-Nois, rested in Christ.

U1230.5

Mael-Sechlainn Mac Fhireidhinn, eminent priest and master of literature, rested in Christ, a novice in the Monastery of the Buill.

U1230.6

Gilla-in-Coimdedh Ua Duillennain, successor of St. Feichin and abbot of the Monastery of Canons of Es-dara, rested in Christ.

U1230.7

A hosting by William de Burgh into Connacht, so that much of Connacht was destroyed by him.

U1230.8

Donn Mag Oirechtaigh Junior was killed by them and Echtighern Ua Mincachain, son of the Brehon, was killed by them.

U1230.9

Art, son of Art Ua Ruairc, was killed by Ragnall Ua Finn in treachery. Mac Craith Mac Sherraigh, bishop of Conmaicni


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Ardagh, the person of most piety and generosity that was in the Half of Conn, rested in Christ.

U1230.10

Aedh Ua Neill, king of the North (of Ireland) and king of all the Half of Conn and worthy future arch-king of all Ireland and the person of the Gaidhil that most killed and pillaged the Foreigners and destroyed castles, died. And the person that it was least thought would find death otherwise than by the Foreigners rested in Christ.

U1230.11

Florence Ua Cerballain, bishop of Tir-Eogain Derry, eminent senior select, rested in Christ, in the 46th year of his pontificate, the 86th of his age.

U1230.12

(Joseph Mag Theichidhan, bishop of Conmaicni Ardagh, rested.

U1230.13

And the body of Saint Francis was removed on the 8th of the Kalends of June May 25 by the Superior of the Friars to the church that was built in his own honour.)

U1231.0

Kalends of Jan. upon Wednesday, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1231.

U1231.1

Fethfolighi (namely, wife of Muircertach the Momonian, son of Toirrdealbach Mor O'Concubuir), daughter of Conchobur Mac Diarmata, rested in Christ.

U1231.2

Dubchablaigh, daughter of Concobhar Mac Diarmata, died in the Monastery of the Buill.

U1231.3

Flann Ua Connachtaigh, bishop of Breifni Kilmore, rested in Christ.

U1231.4

A great hosting by O'Domnaill against Ua Raighillaigh, so that he took the wife of Ua Raighillaigh away with him,


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namely, the daughter of Mag Fhiachrach. And they took away the treasures and valuables and chattels of the whole town with them.

U1231.5

Conchobur Ua hEaghra the Stammerer, king of Luighni, rested in Christ.

U1231.6

Dubthemhrach, daughter of Ua Cuinn, wife of Flaithbertach Ua Flannagain, rested in Christ.

U1231.7

The aforesaid Flaithbertach Ua Flannagain, chief of Clann-Cathail and the person that was noblest of the Sil-Muiredhaigh, died on his pilgrimage in the Monastery of the Buill.

U1231.8

Dionysius Ua Mordha, bishop of Sil-Muiredhaigh Elphin, rested in Christ.

U1232.0

Kalends of Jan. upon Thursday, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1232.

U1232.1

Aedh Ua Ferghail, chief of Muinnter-Angaile, was killed by his own kinsmen.

U1232.2

Maghnus, son of Amhlam, son of Tadhg Mac Mailruanaigh, candle of generosity and valour and piety, rested in Christ.

U1232.3

A hosting by William de Burgh to the castle of Bun-Gaillbi, so that they built a castle there.

U1232.4

Defeat was inflicted by 'the Territories' on Conchobur, son of Aedh, son of Ruadhri Ua Conchobair, so that Conchobur himself and Gilla-Crist son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmata and many others were slain there.

U1232.5

Donnchadh, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, rested in Christ.

U1232.6

The son of Niall Ua Gailmredhaigh (namely, Concobur), chief of Cenel-Moen, rested in Christ.

U1232.7

Consecration of the church of Cell-mor took place and Canons were established in the same place by Conn Ua Flannagain.

U1232.8

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namely by the king of Cenel-Eogain, along with the Foreigners and with the Gaidhil, into Tir-Conaill, whereby he destroyed much in Fanat and in Tir-Conaill and took away the hostages of Domnall Ua Baighill and of Ua Taircheirt with him.

U1232.9

A hosting by Ua Domnaill in the same year into Tir-Eogain, until he reached Tulach-oc, whereby he killed cows and burned crops and destroyed much besides in the country and he came back triumphantly. And in the same year the fleet of Cenel-Conaill harried, Midhadh and Eagh-inis and a party of the Cenel-Conaill, under the son of Niall Ua Domnaill, came upon them and thereby was caused destruction of the fleet and the son of Niall was killed.

U1232.10

(Feidhlim O'Concubhair, king of Connacht, was taken prisoner by Richard de Burgh in Milic, in treachery and the kingship of Connacht reverted thereby to Aedh, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobair, again.)

U1233.0

Kalends of Jan. on 17th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1233.

U1233.1

A hosting by Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir into Connacht, until Cormac, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, went to meet him, so that he Cormac took him with him into Magh-Luirg and formed a camp at Druim-Gregraidhe and there came out Cormac and Conchobur his son and the three Territories and the two sons of Mac Diarmata, namely, Donnchadh and Muircertach. And the counsel they adopted was to go in pursuit of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobair. And they inflicted defeat in that place upon Aedh, son of Ruaidhri; that is, upon the


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king of Connacht; so that he himself was killed and Aedh the Momonian, son of Ruaidhri and his son and Donnchadh Mor, son of Diarmait, son of Ruaidhri and many other persons were killed, after the profaning of Tech-Baithin and after the pillaging thereof by Aedh the Momonian and after the pillaging of many other abbeys and churches; so that they themselves fell in atonement of the churches and saints of Connacht.

U1233.2

The Castle of the Hag and the Castle of Bun-na-Gaillbhi were razed by Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir.

U1233.3

William De Lacy and Charles, son of Cathal Ua Conchobuir and many Foreigners were killed by the Muinnter-Raighillaigh in Monach-cranncain.

U1233.4

Mael-Isu Ua Maenaigh, an eminent priest that used to recite his Psalter every day, save Sunday, rested in Christ.

U1233.5

Geoffrey Ua Daighri, herenagh of Daire of St. Colum-cille, rested in Christ.

U1233.6

(Translation of the body of Blessed Dominick.)

U1234.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1234.

U1234.1

Aillin, son of Uchtrach, king of the Foreign Gaidhil, died.

U1234.2

Domnall, son of Aedh Ua Neill, king of Cenel-Eogain and future king of Ireland, was killed by Mac Lochlainn and by the Cenel-Eogain themselves.

U1234.3

Aedh Ua Eaghra, king of Luighni, was killed by Donnchadh Ua Eaghra.

U1234.4

Great snow between the two Nativities Dec. 25—Jan. 6 in that year. Great frost thereafter, so that persons and horses went under burdens upon the rivers and lakes of Ireland.

U1234.5

Diarmait Ua Cuinn, chief of Muinnter-Angaile, was killed.

U1234.6

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fought between the Marechal and the Foreigners of Ireland, so that the Marechal was killed therein.

U1234.7

Mael-Isu Ua Gormgaile, prior of Inis-mic-nErin, rested in Christ.

U1234.8

Oenghus Mac Gille-Fhinnein, king of Fir-Manach, was killed by Ua Domnaill.

U1234.9

Gilla-na-naem, son of Art Ua Brain, herenagh of Ros-Comain; rested in Christ.

U1234.10

Mael-Petair Ua Carmacain, Master of the school of Ros-Comain, rested in Christ.

U1234.11

The bishop of Ui-Fiachrach Kilmacduagh, Ua Mailfhaghamhair, rested in Christ.

U1235.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1235.

U1235.1

Lochlainn, son of Echtigern Ua Ceallaigh, was killed by the sons of the Swarthy Gilla Ua Baighill.

U1235.2

A great hosting by the Justiciary and by Mac William de Burgh into Connacht, so that they plundered the Monastery of the Buill and effected the pillaging of Creit. And he went after that into Munster, until he received the pledges of Ua Briain and he came again into Connacht, to the Ferry of the Rock, so that the Rock was abandoned to him and he placed a party of guards therein. Notwithstanding, it was abandoned again and pulled down.

U1235.3

(It is in lit., on this year comes the death of Domnall Ua Neill.)

U1236.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1236.

U1236.1

The pillaging of Sligech was done by the Justiciary and by Brian, son of Toirrdhelbach Ua Conchobair,


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so that they took away many women captive.

U1236.2

Gilla-Patraic Mac Gillaroid, chief of Cenel-Oengusa, died.

U1237.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1237.

U1237.1

The pillaging of Rinn-duin was done by Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair and there were killed Conchobur the Tawny, son of Toirrdelbach and Tadhg, son of Cormac. And the Justiciary came to the Termon of St. Cailfhinn and the town was burned and the church of Imlech-Ua-Rochadha was burned.

U1237.2

The defeat of Cluain-Catha was inflicted by Feidhlimidh upon the sons of Ruaidhri and on Conchobur, son of Cormac Mac Diarmata.

U1237.3

Thomas Ua Ruadhain, bishop of Luighni Achonry, rested in Christ.

U1237.4

The bishop of Conmaicni Ardagh, Ua Tormaidh, rested in Christ.

U1237.5

Muircertach (son of Ruaighri) Mac Diarmata, rested in Christ (or, was killed).

U1238.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1238.

U1238.1

Donnchadh of Uaithne, son of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobair, was killed by Tadhg, son of Aedh, son of Cathal Red-Hand.

U1238.2

Donnchadh, son of Duarcan Ua Eaghra, was killed by his kinsmen.

U1238.3

The Foreigners went upon a great hosting into Cenel-Eogain.


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U1238.4

Flaithbertach Mac Cathmail, arch-chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh, crown of championship and generosity of the Gaidhil and arch-chief, moreover, of Clann-Conghaile and Ui-Cennfhoda in Tir-Manach, was killed by Donnchadh Mac Cathmail, by his own kinsman, in treachery.

U1239.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1239.

U1239.1

The battle of Carn-Siadhail was fought by Domnall Mag Lachlainn, wherein was killed Domnall O'Neill of Tamnach, and Mag Mathgamna and the nobility of all Cenel-Moen and a multitude more were slain. And he (namely, Domnall Mac Lachlainn) had been dethroned the year before that and he assumed the same kingship again, on the morrow of that great defeat he inflicted.

U1240.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria; 4th of the moon, A.D. 1240.

U1240.1

Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir went across to the house of the king of the Saxons and brought back great honour and respect with him.

U1240.2

Cormac, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, was dethroned in that year.

U1240.3

Ferghal, son of Cu-Connacht (O'Raighaillaigh), was killed by Maelruanaigh, son of Ferghal (and by Conchubur, son of Cormac Mac Diarmata).

U1240.4

Donnchadh, son of Muircertach Mac Diarmata took the kingship of the Rock.

U1240.5

Gilla-na-naemh O Dreain, herenagh of Ard-carna, rested in Christ.

U1240.6

(The Lord Alberic Albert, archbishop of Ard-Macha, was consecrated in England into the archbishopric of


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Ard-Macha.

U1240.7

Sadhb, daughter of O'Ceinnedigh, wife of Donnchadh Cairpredh Ua Briain, died.

U1240.8

Aedh, son of Gilla-crom O'Shechnusaigh was killed by Conchubhar, son of Aedh, son of Cathal Red-Hand Ua Conchobair.)

U1241.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1241.

U1241.1

Domnall Mor Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill and Fir-Manach and Cairpri and Airghialla from the Plain downwards, died on the pillow, after bringing victory from the world and from the demon and he was buried in the Monastery of Es-ruadh.

U1241.2

The battle of Cameirghi was given by Brian O'Neill and Mael-Sechlainn O'Domnaill, king of Cenel-Conaill, to Domnall Mag Lochlainn, namely to the king of Tir-Eogain, so that Domnall Mag Lochlainn was killed therein and ten of his own tribe around him and all the chiefs of Cenel-Eogain and many other good persons likewise. And the kingship was taken by Brian O'Neill after him.

U1241.3

(Murchadh O'Flaithbertaidh, bishop of Eanadh-duin, and Diarmait, son of Magnus, son of Toirrdelbach Ua Conchobair, and Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri O'Gadhra, rested in Christ.)


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U1242.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1242.

U1242.1

Donnchadh Cairbrech Ua Briain and his son, Toirrdhelbach, died in the same year.

U1242.2

Brian Ua Dubhda, king of Ui-Fiachrach and Ui-Amhalgaidh, died in the same year.

U1242.3

A great hosting by the Justiciary and by Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobhair into Tir-Connaill, in pursuit of Tadhg Ua Conchobair, so that they received the hostages of Ua Domnaill on that occasion.

U1242.4

Tadhg Ua Conchobhair was taken prisoner by Cu-Connacht Ua Raghallaigh, by direction of Feidhlimidh, this year also.

U1242.5

(Alberic Albert, archbishop of Armagh, went into Saxon-land.

U1242.6

Hugh De Lacy, Earl of Ulster, rested.)

U1243.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 5th feria, 7th of the moon,) A.D. 1243.

U1243.1

Cormac, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, was


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taken prisoner by Tadhg (son of Aedh, son of Cathal Red-Hand) O'Conchobair, at the Monastery of the Buill and his wife Etain, daughter of Finghin Mor Mag Carrthaigh, was given to Cu-connacht O'Raighillaigh. She was, namely, the mother of Tadhg himself.

U1243.2

Tadhg O'Conchobair was blinded and emasculated by Cu-Connacht O'Raghallaigh by (direction of Foreigners and Gaidhil).

U1243.3

Aedh O'Duibhdirma, chief of the Bredach, died.

U1243.4

(Gilla-Patraig Ua Anluain, king of Oirgialla, was killed by a Connacht archer . . . . . .

U1243.5

—Ruaidhri, son of Aedh, son of Cathal Red-Hand, was drowned in the Shannon at Ath-liag.

U1243.6

Conchubhar, son of Aedh, son of Cathal Red-Hand, died.

U1243.7

A hosting by the king of the Saxons against the king of the Franks this year.)

U1244.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 6th feria, 18th.of the moon), A.D. 1244.

U1244.1

Conchobur, son of Aedh Ua Conchubuir, rested in Christ.

U1244.2

Ruaidhri, son of Aedh, his brother, was drowned in the Shannon.

U1244.3

Donnchadh Ua Conchobair, bishop of Oilfinn, rested in Christ.

U1244.4

Cormac, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, rested in Christ.

U1244.5

(The castle of Domnach-Mhaighean was covered roofed with stone this year.)

U1245.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 1st feria, 29th of the moon,) A.D. 1245.

U1245.1

Great war between the king of the Saxons and


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the Britons this year. The Justiciary and Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair went across (that is, in aid of the king of the Saxons) in this year also.

U1245.2

The castle of Sligech was built by Fitz Maurice (Fitz Gerald) in this year.

U1245.3

(Murchadh Ua hAnluain escaped from the Island of Loch-an-Drochaid, through miracles of St. Patrick.)

U1246.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1246.

U1246.1

The son of the successor of St. Mochua took possession of the bishopric of Sil-Muiredhaigh Elphin and not even a little of his time was left him to govern it.

U1246.2

A new Justiciary came across and Fitz Maurice was deposed.

U1246.3

Tomaltach Ua Conchobair was raised to the bishopric of Oil-finn Elphin.

U1246.4

Cerball O'Dalaigh the Yellow rested in Christ.

U1246.5

Murchadh O'hAnluain, king of the Oirrthir, was killed by direction of Brian Ua Neill.


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U1246.6

(Alberic Albert the German, archbishop of Ard-Macha, proceeded to Hungary Prussia.

U1246.7

The bishop of Rath-Luraigh was chosen to the archbishopric of Ard-Macha).

U1247.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 3rd feria, 21st of the moon,) A.D. 1247.

U1247.1

Mael-Sechlainn Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, and the Wry-necked Gilla Ua Baighill and Mac Somairligh were killed by Fitz Maurice in Bel-Atha Senaigh. And the Cenel-Conaill held the Ford for an entire week, so that they allowed neither Foreigner nor Gaidhel across, until Cormac Ua Conchobair played a ruse in the end. That is, Cormac went with the horse host throughout the length of the plain westwards and he turned after that upwards, throughout the length of the same plain, to the edge of the morass and went close thereby eastwards, until he reached the Ford of Cuil-Uaine on the Erne. And the Cenell-Conaill noticed not until they saw the great horse-host advancing to them, on the side of the river on which they were. And whilst the Cenel-Conaill had their attention upon the horse-host on their rear side; the Foreigners plunged into the Ford, so that the Cenel-Conaill and the Wry-necked Gilla Ua Baighill and Mac Somairligh met Fitz Maurice in Bel-Atha-Senaigh and fell there.

U1247.2

The castle of Mac Goisdelbh was pulled down by the sons of Aedh Ua Conchobair.

U1247.3

Great war was made by Toirrdelbach (son of Aedh Ua Conchubhair) and by the sons of the kings of Connacht (against the Foreigners this year) and many towns were burned and many Foreigners slain by them.


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U1247.4

Eachmarcach Ua Cathain, king of Ciannachta and of Fir-na-craibhe, was killed by Maghnus Ua Cathain, on his going upon a foray to the latter, to Airther-muighi in Dal-riatai.

U1247.5

Ruaighri Ua Canannain took the kingship of Tir-Conaill.

U1247.6

Aedh Mac Conchailleadh, abbot of Cluain-Eois, rested.

U1247.7

Raighned was instituted into the archbishopric of Ard-Macha in Rome.

U1247.8

Murchadh Ua hAnluain, king of the Oirrthir, was killed this year.

U1248.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1248.

U1248.1

Ruaidhri Ua Canannain was killed by Geoffrey, son of Domnall Mor Ua Domnaill and many other persons were killed along with him and Geoffrey took the kingship of Tir-Conaill after him.

U1248.2

Raighnedh, archbishop of Ard-Macha, came from Rome with the Pallium and Mass was said by him in it, on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul Monday, June 29, in Ard-Macha.

U1248.3 (col.1)

The Justiciary of Ireland went with a host to Cuil-rathain


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and a castle and bridge were built by them at Druim-tairsech.

U1248.3 (col.2)

A hosting by the Foreigners of Ireland to Cuil-rathain so that they built the bridge of the Bann and the castle of Druim-tairrsech and the mansion of Druim-tairrsech.

U1248.4

Craft were carried by Brian Ua Neill, namely by the arch-king of the North of Ireland, from Loch-Feabhaill into Magh-Itha, past the Termon of St. Dabeoc, into Lorc, until he reached Loch-Eirne, so that he took away countless spoil and broke down a castle there.

U1249.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 6th feria, 13th of the moon), A.D. 1249. Twelve years and seven hundred years have elapsed since St. Colum-cille went to Iona to this year.

U1249.1

Piers son of Henry Poer, was slain by Aedh Ua Conchobair, namely, Aedh, son of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh and David Drew and other Foreign nobles were slain along with them.

U1249.2

The defeat of Ath-na-righ was inflicted on Toirrdelbach Ua Conchobuir, whereby Aedh, son of Aedh, was killed therein and Brian of the Doire and a great many of the nobles of Connacht were killed.

U1249.3

A great hosting by the Justiciary and by Fitz Maurice (into Connacht), until they expelled Feidhlimidh out of the country and left Toirrdelbach, son of Aedh, in his stead.

U1249.4

(Niall Ua Canannain took the kingship of Tir-Conaill this year.

U1249.5

Great crop on trees this year.)


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U1250.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 7th feria, 24th of the moon,) A.D. 1250.

U1250.1

Mael-Muire Ua Lachtnain, archbishop of Tuaim, rested in Christ.

U1250.2

Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobhair came into the country and Toirrdhelbach fled before him, into the midst of the Foreigners.

U1250.3

Thomas O'Meallaidh, bishop of Eanach-duin, rested in Christ.

U1250.4

The pinnacle of the great church of Daire of St. Colum-cille fell, namely, on the 6th of the Ides 8th of February.

U1250.5

Cecily, daughter of Mac Lochlainn, that is, queen of the North of Ireland, died.

U1250.6

(Maurice Fitz Gerald and Cathal Ua Raighillaigh and Eachaidh Mag Mathghamna went with a host into Tir Conaill and Niall Ua Canannan, namely, king of Tir Conaill, was killed by them.)

U1251.0

Kalends of Jan. (on Sunday, 5th of the moon,) A.D. 1251.

U1251.1

Florence Mac Flainn was elected to the archbishopric of Tuaim, and he was fit therefor by the extent of his wisdom and legal lore.

U1251.2

Ardghal Ua Flaithbertaigh royal heir of Ailech, candle of the championship and hospitality of the North of Ireland, died.

U1251.3

Gilla-Crist Ua Breslen, chief of Fanat and his kinsman were killed by Ceallach Ua Baighill the Dumb.

U1251.4

Donnchadh Mac Cathmhail, chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh, was killed by the Airghialla.

U1251.5

(Raighnedh, archbishop of Ard-Macha, went to Rome.


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U1251.6

Imbar Mag Mhadaghan, chief of Clann-Ruadhrach, was killed.

U1251.7

The two sons of Ruaighri Ua Neill were killed at Cell-mor of Ui-Niallain.

U1251.8

Donnchadh Mac Cathmhail was killed.

U1251.9

The castle of Dun-chuile was built.)

U1252.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 2nd feria, 16th of the moon,) A.D. 1252.

U1252.1

A hot summer in this year.

U1252.2

The castle of Narrow-Water was built by Fitz Maurice. The castle of Magh-Cobha was built by him (namely, Fitz Gerald) also.

U1252.3

Mael-Moedoic Ua Beollain, successor of St. Colum-cille in Druim-cliabh, the superior of greatest substance and of most distinguished hospitality and of greatest esteem and honour by Foreigners and by Gaidhil of any that was during his own time in Ireland, rested in Christ.

U1252.4

Aedh Mac Cathmhail died.

U1252.5

Conchobur Mac Cathmhail, royal chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh and of many territories besides, tower of hospitality and valour of the North of Ireland, peace-maker of Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eogain and the Airghialla, was killed by the routs of Brian Ua Neill, whilst he was defending his protection against them and he himself was under the safeguard of Ua Gailmredhaigh and of Ua Cathain.

U1252.6

Conchobur Ua Dochartaigh, chief of Ard-midhair for a time, died.

U1252.7

(The Justiciary of Ireland came with a great host to Ard-Macha and therefrom into Ui-Eathach and from here backwards to Cluain-Fiacna. And Brian Ua Neill gave full submission to him then and delivered his own brother, that is, Ruaighri Ua Neill, as a hostage to them.)


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U1253.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 4th feria, 27th of the moon,) A.D. 1253.

U1253.1

A large host was collected by Fitz Maurice Fitz Gerald, so that he went into Tir-Eogain. And he obtained neither sway nor hold therein and great slaughter was inflicted on the Foreigners on that expedition.

U1253.2

Mael-Pedair Ua Muiredhaigh, prior of Dun-geimhin, died.

U1253.3

Donatus, archbishop of Munster, rested in Christ.

U1253.4

A hosting by Brian Ua Neill that is by the arch-king of the North of Ireland, into Magh-Cobha, whereby the castle with its people and many other castles in Ulidia were destroyed and many persons were killed by him on that expedition.

U1253.5

(The castle of Magh-Cobha was levelled by Brian Ua Neill, king of Tir-Eoghain.

U1253.6

Mael-Padraig Ua Sgannuil of the Preaching Order was chosen by the archbishop of Ard-Macha, by advice of Pope Innocent, to the bishopric of Rath-both. And the same archbishop constituted him his Vicar in the Province of Ard-Macha, after he was consecrated in the Monastery of the Friars Minor of Dun dealgan Dundalk on the First Sunday of the Advent of the Lord Nov. 30.

U1253.7

Copious fruits on trees this year.

U1253.8

David Mag Ceallaigh, archbishop of Cashel, rested in peace.)

U1254.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 5th feria, 9th of the moon,) A.D.


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1254.

U1254.1

Murchadh Ua Mail-Sechlainn rested in Christ.

U1254.2

Donnchadh, son of Donnchadh, son of Gilla-Isa, son of Donchadh O'Raighillaigh and Amlaim Ua Bibsaigh were killed by the Connachtmen.

U1254.3

Aindiles Ua Inneirghi, tower of valour of the North of Ireland, died.

U1254.4

Dedication of the Church of St. Patrick in Dublin.

U1254.5

(Lightning fire came on the night of Sunday, on the feast of the Cross in Summer May 3, in the town of the Ui-Ruadhagan, at the Wood of Conall and nine persons were burned in a house there.)

U1255.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 6th feria, 20th of the moon,) A.D. 1255.

U1255.1

Pope Innocent IV. rested in Christ.

U1255.2

Thomas Mac Diarmata, archdeacon of Oil-finn, died.

U1255.3

Donnsleibe Ua Flainn, abbot of the Monastery of SS. Paul and Peter in Ard-Macha, died.

U1255.4

(Donatus, namely, the eighth abbot that was in the Monastery of Paul and Peter in Ard-Macha, rested and Patrick Ua Muireadhaigh, namely, prior of the same House, was chosen to the abbacy and he was blessed by the hands of Mael-Patraic Ua Sgannuil, bishop of Rath-both.)

U1256.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 7th feria, 1st of the moon), A.D. 1256.

U1256.1

Ruaidhri Ua Gadhra, king of Sliabh-Lugha, was killed by David, son of Richard Cussen.

U1256.2

Florence Mag Floinn, archbishop of Tuaim-da-ghualann, rested in Christ.

U1256.3

The Muinnter-Raghallaigh were killed by Aedh,


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son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir (and by Conchubur, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc). Namely, those killed were Cathal and Domnall and Cu-Connacht and the Blind Gillie and Geoffrey Ua Raghallaigh and all the nobles of Muinnter-Raghallaigh and the Ui-Driuin on one spot at Allt-na-heillti, over Belach-na-Beithighe, in front of Sliabh-in-iarainn. Muinnter-Raghallaigh killed Diarmait Ua Flannagain and Flann Mag Oirechtaigh and Murehadh Ua Ferghail the Fair. They likewise wounded and killed many other persons that are not reckoned here.

U1256.4

(Raighned, archbishop of Ard-Macha, died in Rome.)

U1257.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 2nd feria, 12th of the moon,) A.D. 1257.

U1257.1(col. 1)

Maurice Fitz Gerald rested in Christ.

U1257.2(col. 1)

The Castle of Narrow-Water was levelled by Geoffrey O'Domnaill and he and the Cenel-Conaill came therefrom on the morrow, to attack Sligech. And he met with the Foreigners of the town and


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inflicted defeat upon them at Credran-cille, in Roscheidi in the country of Cairpre. And O'Domnaill was wounded there and had his wounds not taken hold of him, there would have been defeat inflicted upon them to the river Muaidh. And Sligech was burned by them and pillaged. (And Mac Grifin, namely, a good knight, was taken prisoner there.)

U1257.3(col. 1)

Conchobur, son of Tigernan (Ua Ruairc) was killed by the Muinnter-Raighillaigh).

U1257.4(col. 1)

O'Briain gave a great defeat tot he Foreigners in this year.

U1257.1(col. 2)

John Bisset, destroyer of churches and of Gaidhil, perished by the sudden death.

U1257.2(col. 2)

Maurice Fitz Gerald, Justiciary of Ireland for a time, dissolver of the Gaidhil and of the churches of Ireland, died.

U1257.3(col. 2)

A courageous encounter was fought by Geoffrey Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill and the Foreigners of Connacht, (namely, in Credran-cilli, in Ros-cheidi, in the territory of Cairpre). And defeat was inflicted upon the Foreigners and three score, or something more, were killed of the Foreigners. And O'Domnaill was wounded there and Donnchadh, son of Cormac Ua Domnaill, tower of hospitality and valour of Tir-Conaill, was wounded there and he died thereof.

U1257.4(col. 2)

The castle of Narrow-Water was levelled by Geoffrey Ua Domnaill.

U1257.5(col. 2)

Conchobar, son of Tigernan, was killed by the Muinnter-Raghallaigh.

U1257.6(col. 2)

Ua Briain gave a great defeat to the Foreigners in this year.

U1257.7

(Cathal, son of Aedh, son of Cathal Red-hand, was blinded by Aedh O'Conchubair and Cathal O'Concubair the Long-haired, was blinded along with him.

U1257.8

Abraham Ua Conallan went to Rome after his election to the archbishopric of Ard-Macha.

U1257.9

Macrobius, abbot of Cluain-Eois, died.

U1257.10

Mael-Muire Mac Murchaidh, chief of Muinnter-Birn, was killed, namely, by his own kinsman, at Cell-issel.)


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U1258.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 3rd feria, 23rd of the moon), A.D. 1258.

U1258.1

Geoffrey Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, rested in Christ.

U1258.2

Jordan Gaileang de Exeter was killed by Mac Somhairlidh on an island of the sea in the West of Connacht and many other good people were killed along with him.

U1258.3

A great host was led by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobhair and by Tadhg Ua Briain, to meet Brian Ua Neill, to Narrow-Water (namely, at the Flagstone of Ua Maeldoraigh). And all those nobles gave the arch-headship to Brian Ua Neill: that is, the hostages of the son of Feidhlimidh were given to him Brian and the hostages of Muinnter-Raighillaigh were given to Aedh Ua Conchobuir and the hostages of all Ui-Briuin from Cenannus to Druim-cliabh.

U1258.4

Domnall Ua Domnaill was made king that time and all Cenel-Conaill gave pledges and lordship to him.

U1258.5

Mac Craith Mag Tigernain, chief of Tellach Dunchadha, was killed by Domnall Mac Tigernain.

U1258.6

Amlaim, son of Art, king of Breifni, rested in Christ.

U1258.7

The monk, Ua Cuirnin, rested in Christ.


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U1258.8

(Tomaliach Ua Conchubhair was elected to the arch-bishopric of Tuaim.

U1258.9

Abraham, archbishop of Ard-Macha, obtains the Pallium from the Roman Curia and celebrated Mass therewith on the 4th of the Nones 2nd of June, at Ard-Macha.)

U1259.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 4th feria, 4th of the moon,) A.D. 1259.

U1259.1

Cathal Mac Con-Shnama was blinded.

U1259.2

Milidh Mac Goisdeilbh rested in Christ.

U1259.3

Sigraidh O'Baighill was killed by his own kinsmen.

U1259.4

The hostages of the Ui Briuin were blinded by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair.

U1259.5

Cormac Ua Luimluin, bishop of Cluain-ferta, rested in Christ (a holy-minded spiritual director).

U1259.6

(Tomaltach, son of Toirrdhealbach, son of Mael-Seachlainn Ua Conchubhair, assumed the archbishopric of Tuaim.

U1259.7

Tadhg O'Briain, future king of Munster, died.)


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U1260.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 5th feria, 15th of the moon), A.D. 1260.

U1260.1

The battle of Druim-derg was fought (in a place which is called Dromma-derg) at Dun-da-leathglas by Brian Ua Neill and Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair, against the Foreigners of the North of Ireland, wherein were killed many of the nobles of the Gaidhil, namely, Brian Ua Neill and Domnall Ua Cairre and Diarmait Mag Lachlainn and Maghnus Ua Cathain and Cian Ua Inneirghi and Donnsleibhe Mag Cana and Concobur O'Duibhdirma and Aedh, his son, and Amlaim Ua Gairmleaghaidh and Cu-Uladh Ua hAnluain. But one notable thing happened: fifteen men of the nobles of Clann-Cathain were killed on that spot. There were killed of the Connachtmen there: Gilla-Crist, son of Conchobar, son of Cormac Ua Mailruanaigh and king of Magh Luirg and Cathal, son of Tighernan Ua Conchobair and Maelruanaidh, son of Donnchadh Ua Mailruanaigh and Cathal, son of Donnchadh, son of Muircertach and Aedh, son of Muircertach the Fair and Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Brian Ua Mailruanaigh and Diarmait, son of Tadhg, son of Muiredhach, son of Tomaltach Ua Mailruanaigh and Conchobur Mac Gille-Arraigh and Tadhg, son of Cian Ua Gadhra and Gilla-Beraigh Ua Cuinn and many other persons.

U1260.2

Domnall, son of Concobur, son of Tigernan Ua Conchobair, was killed by the Tellach-Dunchadha.

U1260.3

Abraham Ua Conallain, successor of Patrick, rested in Christ.

U1260.4

(Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny was made king over Tir-Eoghain.

U1261.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 7th feria, 26th of the moon), A.D. 1261.

U1261.1

The most worthy of the clergy of Cenel-Conaill were


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killed by Conchobur Ua Neill and by the Cenel-Eogain in Doire of St. Colum-cille, around Conchobur Ua Firghil. Conchobur Ua Neill was, however, killed immediately, through miracle of Colum-cille by Donn Ua Breslen, chief of Fanat.

U1261.2

Cathal Ua Eghra was killed by Foreigners.

U1261.3

A hosting was made by Aedh, son of Feidlimidh Ua Conchobhair, into Breifni, so that he burned many towns and the crops. Complete defeat was given to a force of his routs, so that a great number of them were killed.

U1261.4

John Fitz Thomas and the Barrymore were killed by Finghin Mag Carrthaigh and by the Desmonians likewise and a large number of other Foreigners were killed.

U1261.5

Finghin Mac Carrthaigh was killed by the Foreigners.

U1261.6

Aed Ua Neill the Tawny was expelled and Niall Culanach O'Neill (brother of Aedh) made king.

U1261.7

Niall Ua Gairmlegaidh, chief of Cenel-Moain, died.

U1261.9

Philip Mac Cinaetha, chief of the Cantred, was slain by Gilla-Muire Ua Cairre.

U1261.9

(Patrick (that is, Mael-Padraig) Ua Sganuil, bishop of Rath-both, was elected unanimously as archbishop of Ard-Macha and he defended at the Apostolic See the election made of himself.

U1261.10

Amalgaidh Ua Ruadhagan, king of Ui-bhEathach, was killed by Donatus Ua Cairre and Donatus Ua Cairre was killed on the same spot.)


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U1262.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 1st feria; 7th, otherwise 4th, of the moon), A.D. 1262.

U1262.1

A great host was led by Mac William de Burgh into Connacht, so that much was destroyed by him. Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir and Aedh, his son and the nobles of Connacht went to Es-ruadh before them with very great part of the cows of Connacht with them for the war, so that they made peace.

U1262.2

A great foray was made by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh, on the Foreigners of Sliabh-Lugha and into Ciaraidhe, so that they took many cows away with them and killed many Foreigners.

U1262.3

Mael-Sechlainn, son of Tadhg Ua Conchobair, bishop of Oil-finn, rested in Christ.

U1262.4

Cormac, son of Domnall Mag Carrthaigh the Stammerer, was killed by Foreigners.

U1263.0

A.D. 1263

U1263.1

Domnall Ua Domnaill killed Donn O'Breislen in the court of the bishop in Rath-both.

U1263.2

David Ua Finn, abbot of the Buill, rested in Christ.

U1263.3

Diarmait, son of Cormac Mac Diarmata, rested in Christ.

U1263.4

Aengus Ua Clumain, bishop of Luighni Achonry, rested in Christ.

U1263.5

Thomas Ua Ceallaigh, bishop of Cluain-ferta, rested in Christ.

U1263.6

Ebdonn, king of Lochlann, died in the Isles of Orc in coming to Ireland.

U1263.7

A hot Summer in this year.

U1263.8

Donnsleibe Mac Cathmail, chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh,


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was slain by Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny.

U1263.9

Aedh the Tawny again became king and Niall Culanach was expelled.

U1263.10

(Patrick, that is, Mael-Padraig, Ua Sganuil, archbishop of Ard-Macha, said Mass with the Pallium on the morrow of the Feast of John the Baptist Sunday, June 25 in Ard-Macha.

U1263.11

Great destruction was inflicted on people this year by plague and by famine.) 2

U1263.12

Kalends of Jan. (on 2nd feria, 18th of the moon), A.D. 1263-5.

U1263.13

Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, arch-king of Connacht, the Gaidhel of most goodness that was in Ireland in his own period, died.

U1263.14

Cathal, son of Tadhg Ua Conchobuir was killed by Aedh Ua Conchobair.

U1263.15

Thomas Ua Maicin, bishop of Luighni Achonry, rested in Christ.

U1263.16

Thomas, son of Ferghal Mac Diarmata, bishop of Oilfinn, rested in Christ.

U1263.17

The castle of Sligech was levelled by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh and by Domnall Ua Domnaill.

U1263.18

Muiredhach Ua Cerbaill, chief of Calraighe, Cathal Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muinnter-Eolais, rested in Christ.

U1263.19

Gilla-na-naem Ua Cuinn, chief of Muinnter-Gillgain,


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died.

U1263.20

Friar Patrick O'Sgannail, archbishop of Ard-Macha, held a General Chapter in Drochet-atha this year (the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week-days after the Feast of All Saints).

U1263.21

(Donn Ua Breslen was killed by Domnall Ua Domnaill in Rath-both in the court of the bishop.

U1263.22

Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny took the daughter of Mac Goisdealbaigh to wife.)

U1264.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1264.

U1264.1

Domnall Ua Eghra, king of Luighni, was killed by the Foreigners.

U1264.2

Mathgamain, son of Ceithernach Ua Ceirin, king of Ciaraidhe; was killed by Foreigners.

U1264.3

Cumhuidhe Ua Cathain, king of Ciannachta, was taken prisoner by Aedh the Tawny.

U1264.4 (col.1)

The archbishop of Ard-Macha, namely, Mael-Patraic O'Sgannail, made a ditch around Ard-Macha and Friars Minor were brought to Ard-Macha by the same person in this year.

U1264.4 (col.2)

Friars Minor were brought to Ard-Macha by the archbishop, namely, by Mael-Padraig Ua Sgannail and the same person, that is, Mael-Padraig, made a ditch around Ard-Macha this year.


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U1264.5

(Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, king of Tir-Eogain, took the lordship of Oirghialla.

U1264.6

Benediction of Friar Catholicus, Precentor of the House of the Apostles Peter and Paul of Ard-Macha, to the abbacy of the House of St. Mary of Clochar.

U1264.7

Friar Patrick Ua Muireadhaigh, abbot of the Monastery of the Apostles Peter and Paul, was deposed and the abbot of Daire, namely, Christian Mag Shamhragan, was substituted.)

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U1265.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1265-7.

U1265.1

Great war between the king of the Saxons and Simon Montfort.

U1265.2

Murchadh Mac Suibhne was taken prisoner by Domnall Mac Maghnusa and he was handed into the custody of the Earl de Burgh and he died in the prison.

U1265.3

Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair, king of Connacht, died.

U1265.4

(Friar Patrick Ua Muiredhaigh was taken back to his own abbacy.

U1265.5

Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny and Walter de Burgh, namely, Earl of Ulster, went into Tir-Conaill with a host and they gained neither hold nor sway.)

U1266.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1266-8.

U1266.1

Concobur Ua Briain, king of Thomond, was killed along with his son, Johnikin, by Diarmait, son of Muircertach Ua Briain. And many other persons were slain with him. (And Brian the Red, his Son, took his


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place.)

U1266.2

Toirrdbelbach, son of Aedh Ua Conchobuir, the foster-son of the Ui-Briuin, rested in Christ.

U1266.3

Conchobur Ua Ceallaigh, rested in Christ.

U1266.4

Diarmait Ua Briain, the person by whom was killed Conchobur, was killed therefor.

U1266.5

(The larger church of St. Patrick in the city of Ard-Macha within the wall was commenced by the archbishop of Ard-Macha, namely, Mael-Padraig Ua Sgannail.

U1266.6

Lachlainn Mac Cana was slain outside the door of the court of the Lord Archbishop by Eachmarcach Ua Anluain, in revenge of the slaying of Murchadh Ua Anluain.

U1266.7

The Cemetery of the Friars Minor of Ard-Macha was consecrated by the same Patrick, archbishop and the Lords bishops of Rath-both, Dun and Conneri.

U1266.8

Friar Cairbre Ua Scuaba was consecrated bishop of Rath-both.)

U1267.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1267-9.

U1267.1

The castle of Ros-Comain was built by Robert D'Ufford, Justiciary of Ireland and by the Foreigners of Ireland during the reign of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir. And Aedh himself was in sickness at that time and much of Connacht was despoiled and harried for the building of that castle.

U1267.2

The castle of Sligeach was built by Fitz Maurice.

U1267.3

Tadhg, son of Niall Mac Muiredhaigh,


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was killed in Oil-finn by an ill-mannered servitor of the retinue of his own kinsman.

U1267.4

Aedh, son of Domnall Ua Ferghaill, was killed by the Foreigners and by his own kinsmen.

U1267.5

Aedh Ua Finn, master of harmony, rested in Christ.

U1267.6

Brian, son of Domnall Ua Eaghra the Black, was killed by the Foreigners.

U1267.7

(David Ua Bragan, bishop of Clochar, who laboured courageously and faithfully in defence of justice and the right of the church of Clochar during the time of his life, died this year. And he was buried in the Monastery of Mellifont, for he was a monk of its monks before that.)

U1268.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1268-70.

U1268.1

The defeat of Ath-in-chip was inflicted by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair and by the Connachtmen on the Earl, namely, on Walter de Burgh and on the Foreigners of Ireland besides, wherein was committed slaughter innumerable on the Foreigners. And William de Burgh junior was taken prisoner there and he was killed afterwards in the same captivity. And not greater than it was any defeat, or battle-rout that the Gaidhil ever gave to the Foreigners in Ireland previously. For there was killed Richard of the Wood, kinsman of the Earl, as well as John Butler and many other knights and Foreigners and Gaidhil innumerable. And there were abandoned one hundred horses with their breastplates and with their saddles.

U1268.2

The successor of St. Patrick, namely, Mael-Padraig Ua Sgannail, rested in Christ.


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U1268.3

Great, unbearable famine in Ireland this year.

U1268.4

Christina, daughter of Ua Nechtain, wife of Diarmait Mac Diarmata the Midian, the woman that was of best shape and generosity and piety that was in one time with herself and that gave most to the Grey Order, rested in Christ.

U1268.5

(Mael-Padraig Ua Sgannail, archbishop of Ard-Macha, went to the house of the king of the Saxons this year and came from the east again the same year with great power.

U1268.6

Eachmarcach Ua Anluain, king of the Oirthir, was taken prisoner by Walter de Marisco, namely, the Constable of Ros-na-cairge and he escaped from him the same year.

U1268.7

Michael Mac-an-tshair, Official of Ard-Macha, was consecrated bishop in Clochar by the archbishop of Ard-Macha, on the morrow of the Nativity of Blessed Mary Sept 8.

U1269.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1269-71.

U1269.1

The son of John de Verdon was killed by Walter de Burgh.

U1269.2

Simon Mag Craith, dean of Ard-carna, rested in peace.

U1269.3

Mathgamain Mag Carrthaigh was killed.

U1269.4

Walter de Burgh, Earl of Ulster and lord of Connacht, died.

U1269.5

The castle of Tech-templa was broken down by Aedh Ua Conchobuir.

U1269.6

Donnchadh Mag Shamhrudhain rested in Christ.

U1269.7

The castle of Ros-comain and


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the castle of Sligeach and the castle of Ath-liag were levelled by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair.

U1272.0

A.D. 1272.

U1272.1

Maurice, son of Donnchadh Ua Maelruanaigh lord of Tir-Oilella, one that was the best of the Connachtmen for hospitality and gratuity, died in Murbach, in the camp of Ua Domnaill and he was carried to the Monastery of the Buill and honourably buried therein.

U1272.2

The Clann-Muircertaigh went into the West of Connacht, so that Hoidsi Mac Mebric and Henry Butler were killed by them.

U1272.3

The castle of Rinn-duin was levelled by Aedh Ua Conchobuir.

U1272.4

Tadhg the Blind, son of Aedh, rested in Christ.

U1270.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1270-3.

U1270.1

Conchobur the Tawny, son of Art Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, was killed by the son of Conchobur, son of Tigernan Ua Concobuir and he who killed him was killed therein.

U1270.2

Eochaidh Mac Mathgamna king of Oirghialla rested in Christ.

U1270.3

A foray was made by Jordan de Exeter into the Corann. And a few of the sons of the kings of Connacht overtook them and an imprudence was committed by the Connacht leaders through advice of evil persons, so that Domnall, son of Donnchadh, son of Maghnus Ua Conchobair and Maghnus, son of Art Ua Conchobair and Oirechtach Mac Aedhugain and Aedh Ua Birn and many other persons were killed.

U1270.4

(Louis, namely, Saint Louis, king of the French, went to heaven on the 14th of the Kalends of September Aug. 19 this year, 1270. That is Louis IX., son of Louis VIII..)


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U1271.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1271-4.

U1271.1

Domnall, son of Maghnus, son of Muircertach Ua Conchobuir the Momonian, eminent donor and a general, perfect benefactor to the human race, rested in Christ.

U1271.2

Gilla-na-naem O'Ferghail, the most choice of the chiefs of Ireland in his own time, rested in Christ.

U1271.3

Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, king of Connacht and future arch-king of Ireland, the man most feared and victorious that was in Ireland, rested in Christ.

U1271.4

Tigernan, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, rested in Christ.

U1271.5

Eogan, son of Ruaidhri Ua Concobair, king of Connacht for a quarter of a year, was killed in the Monastery of the Friars in Ros-Comain (by his own kinsmen).

U1271.6

Aedh, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir the Blind, king of Connacht for a fortnight, rested in Christ. (He was killed by Tomaltach Mag Oirechtaigh and by counsel of Gilla Crist Ua Birn.)

U1271.7

Cathal Mag Flannchadha, chief of Dartraighe, rested in Christ.

U1271.8

Tadhg Ua Dalaigh (namely, son of Cerball the Tawny, in our opinion), a good master in poetry, rested in Christ.

U1271.9

Cairbre Ua Sguaba, bishop of Tir-Conaill, (rested in Christ and) died in the Curia.

U1271.10

(Mail-Sechlainn, son of Amlaimh, son of Art Ua Ruairc, king of Dartraighi, was killed by Conchubhar, son of Domnall, son of Niall Ua Ruairc.)


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U1272.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1272-5.

U1272.1

Art, son of Cathal the Swarthy Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, died.

U1272.2

Ruaidhri, son of Toirrdhelbach Ua Concobuir, was taken prisoner by his own kinsman, namely by Tadhg, son of Toirrdhelbach Ua Conchobair (and Tadhg, son of Cathal Mac Diarmoda was despoiled completely by him) and Conchobur, son of Ferghal, son of Donnchadh, son of Muircertach, was killed by his own kinsman.

U1272.3

The bishop Ua Laidhig, bishop of Cell-aladh, rested in Christ.

U1272.4

(Ruaighri Ua Conchubhair escaped and took Conchubhar Ua Ainli with him. But they were well followed and Conchubar was caught and killed.

U1272.5

Cairbre Ua Sguaba, bishop of Rath-both, rested.

U1272.6

Art, son of Cathal the Swarthy Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, was killed by the Muinnter-Ghearudhan.

U1272.7

Thomas Mag Shamhrughain was killed by the Cenel-Luachan.)

U1273.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1273-6.

U1273.1

Aedh the Momonian, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair, came out of Munster into the midst of Connacht and the children of Toirrdhelbach Ua Conchobair


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came into the country to oppose him.

U1273.2

Diarmait, son of Gilla-Muire Ua Morna, king of Ulidia, rested in Christ.

U1273.3

A foray was made by the son of Feidhlimidh on the Clann-Muircertaigh and in driving the prey Gilla-na-naingel Ua Conrai was killed.

U1273.4

Domnall, son of Niall, son of Conghalach Ua Ruairc (who was called 'Gillie of the butter'), was killed by Ua Nechtain.

U1273.5

(A foray was made by the children of Toirrdhealbach on the son of Feidhlimidh and on the sons of Mac Diarmoda and Gilla-Crisd Ua Mail-Brenainn was killed by them that day.

U1273.6

Gilla-Crisd Ua Neachtain and William Ua Neachtain were killed by Ruaighri, son of Toirrdhelbach Ua Conchubhair.)

U1274.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1274-7.

U1274.1

Gilla-na-naem Ua Birn rested in Christ.

U1274.2

Brian Ua Briain the Red, rested in Christ.

U1274.3

Braen Ua Mail-mocheirghi abbot of Cenannus, rested in Christ.


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U1274.4

(Gilla-Crisd Ua Birn, confidant of Aedh Ua Conchubhair, was killed by the 'Red Gillie', son of Lochlann Ua Conchubhair.)

U1275.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1275-8.

U1275.1

Tadhg, son of Toirrdhelbach Ua Conchobair, was killed by the children of Cathal Mac Diarmata.

U1275.2

Ruaidhri, son of the aforesaid Toirrdhelbaeh, was killed by Gilla-Crist Mac Flannchadha and by the Dartraighi besides, on the border of Druim-cliabh and 'the Swarthy Parson', son of Tigernan Ua Conchobuir, and other persons that are not reckoned here were killed.

U1275.3

Donnchadh and Ferghal, two sons of Muirghius, son of Donnchadh, son of Tomaltach Ua Conchobair, were killed by Tadhg, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair of Irras.

U1275.4

Flaithbertach Ua Daimin, king of Fir-Manach; rested in Christ (namely, on the 3rd of the Nones 3rd of the month of February).

U1275.5

The defeat of Cuinche was given by Donnchadh, son of Brian Ua Briain the Red, to the Earl of Clare (so that they burned the church of Cuinche over the heads of his people and inflicted slaughter innumerable upon them, both by burning and killing).

U1275.6

Thomas Ua Cuinn, bishop of Cluain-mac-Nois, rested in Christ.

U1275.7

Tomaltach Mac Oirechtaigh, royal chief of Sil Muiredhaigh, was killed by 'the Territories'.

U1275.8

(Gilla-na-naingel, abbot of Lis-gabail, died on the Nones 7th of March.

U1275.9

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Ua Briain, king of Thomond, was taken prisoner by the son of the Earl of Clare. And they were after putting their blood in one vessel and after making gossipred and after pledging relics and bells to each other. And he was drawn between steeds after his capture.)

U1276.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1276-9.

U1276.1

Tomaltach Ua Conchobuir, archbishop of Tuaim, formost in Ireland for generosity and for nobility, for succouring and for bestowal, rested in Christ.

U1276.2

Mael- Sechlainn, son of Toirrdhelbach Ua Conchobair, was slain.

U1276.3

Conchobur, son of Diarmait, son of Maghnus Ua Conchobuir, was slain.

U1276.4

Gilla-in-Coimded Ua Cerballain, bishop of Tir-Eogain, rested in Christ.

U1276.5

Murchadh Ua Neachtain was killed by Domnall Ua Neachtain. And


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combat was challenged by Robert Ua Nechtian, namely by the brother of Murchadh Ua Nechtain, on Domnall and Robert was killed therein (by the same man in that combat).

U1276.6

(Domnall, son of Gilla-Crisd Ua Neachtain was killed by Aedh Ua Concheanainn.)

U1277.0

of Jan. on 2nd feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1277-80.

U1277.1

Aedh Ua Concobuir the Momonian (namely, king of Connacht at this time) was killed by the Clann-Muircertaigh (at the Wood of the Stronghold).

U1277.2

Cathal, son of Concobur Ua Conchobair the Red, was made king by the Connachtmen).

U1277.3

John Ua Laidhig, bishop of Cell-aladh, rested in Christ.

U1277.4

Mail-Sechlainn Ua Gairmleghaidh, chief of Cenel-Moein and Concobur Ua Gairmleghaidh were slain by the Tellach-Modoran.

U1277.5

(Edmond O Congaile, herenagh of Ros-orcer, a learned cleric, died.)

U1278.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1278-81.

U1278.1

Tadhg, son of Cathal Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg, eminent for hospitality and prowess, rested in Christ.

U1278.2

The battle of Disert-da-crich was fought between Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eogain, where fell Domnall Ua Domnaill (by Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny


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and by Mac Martain); namely, the man to whom were subject Fir-Manach and Oirghialla and very great part of the Gaidhil of Connacht and Ulidia, save a little and all Fir-Breifne. The one Gaidhel that was best of hospitality and principality; the general guarantor of the West of Europe. And he was buried in the Monastery of the Friars in Doire of St. Colum-cille after gaining victory of every goodness. And these were the best that were killed there: namely, Maelruanaigh O'Baighill, chief of 'the Three Territories' and Eogan, son of Mail-Sechlainn Ua Domnaill and Cellach Ua Baighill, the one chief of his own time that was best of hospitality and bestowal and Gilla Mac Flannchadha, chief of Dartraighi and Domnall Mac Gille-Fhinnen, chief of Muinnter-Peodachain and Aindiles O'Baighill and Dubhghall, his son and Enna Ua Gairmleaghaidh, royal chief of the Cenel-Moein and Cormac, son of the Lector Ua Domnaill, chief of Fanat and Gilla-in-Choimdegh O'Maeladuin, king of Lurg and Carmac, son of Carmac Ua Domnaill and Gilla-na-noc Mac Calredocair and Mael-Sechlainn, son of Niall Ua Baighill and. Aindiles, son of Muircertach Ua Domnaill and Maghnus Mac Cuinn and Gilla-na-naem O'Eochagain and Muircertach Ua Flaithbertaich and Muircertach Mac-in-Ulltaigh and Flaithbertach Mag Buidhechain and many other persons of the sons of kings and chiefs and of men-at-arms that are not reckoned here.

U1278.3

A battle was fought between the Barrets and the Cusack, where defeat was inflicted on the Barrets and whereby were killed William Barret and Adam Fleming and many other persons. And there were two Gaidhil on the side of Cusack who surpassed many of the other


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persons for courage and for dexterity, namely, Taichlech O'Dubhda and Taichlech O'Baighill.

U1279.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1279-82.

U1279.1

Taichlech, son of Maelruanaigh Ua Dubhda, king of Ui-Fiachrach, the person of the Gaidhil that was best in hospitality and valour and attack in his time, was killed by Adam Cusack on the strand of Eothaill.

U1279.2

Lasairfhina, daughter of Cathal Red-hand Ua Conchobair, the woman that was noblest in Ireland in her time, rested in Christ.

U1279.3

Matthew (the Red) O'Raighillaigh died.

U1279.4

Gilla-Issu mor Mag Tigernain, chief of Tellach Dunchadha and prop of Breifni, rested in Christ.

U1279.5

Cathal, son of Gilla-na-naem Ua Ferghail, rested in Christ.

U1279.6

Muircertach Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, was killed by the Foreigners and his (other) brother, (namely) Art Mac Murchadha was killed by them.

U1279.7

Great snow and frost from the Nativity 1281 to the feast of St. Brigit Feb. 1 in this year.

U1280.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1280-3.

U1280.1

Tadhg, son of Domnall Ua Conchobuir of Irras, was killed by the Luighni.

U1280.2

Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny was killed by Mag Mathgamna (that is, by Brian and by Ua Raghallaigh).


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U1281.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 128-4.

U1281.1

Maurice Ua Conchobuir, bishop of Oil-finn, rested in Christ.

U1281.2

Donnchadh Ua Briain, king of Thomond, was killed by Toirdhelbach Ua Briain.

U1281.3

Amlaim O'Tomoltaigh, bishop-elect and confirmed of Oil-finn, rested in Christ.

U1281.4

Dubghall, son of Maghnus Ua Baighill chief of Cloch-Cinnfhaelaidh, was killed by the people of Ua Mailgaithi.

U1281.5

'Son of the night' Mac Dorchaidh, chief of Cenel-Luachain (or, Duachain), rested in Christ.

U1281.6

(Gilla-Isu Mac Tigernain, arch-chief of Cinel-Brenainn, died.

U1281.7

Or, it may be on this year, namely, the death of Matthew Ua Raighillaigh, king of Breifni ought to be.)

U1282.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1282-5.

U1282.1

Simon Ua Ruairc, bishop of Breifni Kilmore, rested in Christ.

U1282.2

Defeat was given by Maghnus Ua Conchobuir to Adam Cusack and to the Foreigners of the West of Connacht at Eas-dara; where were killed many persons and Colin Cusack, his brother, was taken in security, to allow Adam himself to go away, after great havoc had been, made of his people.

U1282.3

Defeat was inflicted by Philip Mac Goisdeilb on the people of Maghnus Ua Conchobuir on Sliabh-gamh, so that many recruits


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were killed therein.

U1282.4

Henry Mac Gille-Fhinnein was killed.

U1282.5

Ruaidhri Ua Gadhra, king of Sliabh-Lugha, was killed by Mac Fheorais on his own lake.

U1286.0

A.D. 1286.

U1286.1

A great host was led by the Earl of Ulster into Connacht, so that he destroyed many of the churches and monasteries. And moreover, he obtained sway in every direction he went and received the pledges of Connacht and Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eogain. And he deposed Domnall Ua Neill (namely, Domnall, son of Brian) and gave the kingship to Niall Culanach Ua Neill.

U1286.2

Maurice Fitz Gerald the Bald rested in Christ.

U1283.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1283-7.

U1283.1

Matthew, son of Maurice, son of Cathal Mac Diarmata, rested in Christ.

U1283.2

Diarmait the Midian (son of Diarmad, son of Cathal Mac Diarmoda, namely, king of Muinnter-Mailruanaidh) rested in Christ.

U1283.3

Florence O'Gibellain, archdeacon of Oil-finn, distinguished in knowledge and intelligence, rested in Christ.

U1283.4

Gilla-na nog O'Mannachain, king of 'The Territories', rested in Christ.

U1283.5

Mael-Sechlainn, son of Tomaltach Mac Oirechthaigh, was killed by Toirdhelbach, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, in revenge of his father having been abandoned by the same Tomaltach to the sons of Toirdhelbach.

U1283.6

Adam Cusack rested in Christ.

U1283.7

Bean Muman, daughter of Ua Cathain, died.


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U1284.0

of Jan. on 5th feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1284-8.

U1284.1

Michael Mac-in-tshair, bishop of Clochar, died.

U1284.2

Maghnus Ua Concobuir (namely, son of Concubhar the Red), along with what he got to join him of the Connachtmen and of the Ui-Briuin and of Conmaicni, came to take the kingship of Connacht to himself. And Cathal the Red, his brother, was deposed. And they came to Ath-Slisen, where Cathal was with his force and they fought side for side and Cathal was taken by him and defeat inflicted on his people. And very large part of Connacht was harried on that occasion. And the kingship of Connacht was taken by force by Maghnus.

U1284.3

Donnchadh the Swarthy, son of Maghnus, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, rested in Christ.

U1284.4

A house was seized on Maghnus Ua Conchobuir by Toirdhelbach, son of Eogan Ua Conchobuir, in Ros-mor and Maghnus was injured therein and Raghnall Mac Raghnaill, chief of Muinnter-Eolais, was killed by one shot of an arrow and Niall Ua Conchobuir the Tawny was injured and other persons were killed. And good horses were taken from them.

U1284.5

A host was led by Maghnus O'Conchobuir after his healing into Sil-Muiredhaigh, so that he obtained sway over them and obtained their hostages.

U1284.6

A host was led by the Earl (namely, the Red Earl) to Connacht, until he came to Ros-Comain and to Maghnus Ua Conchobuir, king of Connacht and against the people of the king and Fitz Gerald. And they challenged the Earl to go beyond that and he went not accordingly. He disperses his host and his force without obtaining sway.

U1284.7

Stephen, archbishop of Tuaim and Justiciary of Ireland,


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rested in Christ.

U1284.8

Cathal, son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Mac Diarmata, took the kingship of Magh-Luirg.

U1284.9

William Mac Fheorais Bermingham was elected to the archbishopric of Tuaim.

U1285.0

of Jan. on 7th feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1285-9.

U1285.1

Tadhg Ua Flannagain, chief of Clann-Cathail, rested in Christ.

U1285.2

Matthew O'Sgingin, arch-antiquary of all Ireland, died.

U1285.3

Miles, bishop of Conmaicni Ardagh, namely, the Foreign bishop, rested in Christ.

U1285.4

Simon Ua Finachta, herenagh of Oil-finn, rested in Christ.

U1285.5

A hosting by Richard Tait of Athlone and by the Foreigners of Meath—and Maghnus Ua Conchobuir, king of Connacht, was with him—to attack Ua Mail-Sechlainn, so that a great defeat (namely, the defeat of Crois-sliabh) was inflicted upon them. And Richard Tuit, the great, noble Baron was killed therein, as well as his kinsmen and Jacques Ua Cellaigh, namely, the son of the bishop.

U1285.6

Fiachra Ua Flainn, chief of Muinnter-Mailruanaigh, the best person for hospitality and prowess and protection that was in Connacht, went to make marriage alliance with the Foreigners, so that the son of Richard de Burgh the Fair and Mac William de Burgh and Mac Fheorais killed him in treachery.

U1285.7

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led by Mac Fheorais against the Calbach Ua Concobuir and the sons of the kings of Leinster, so that great defeat was put upon them. And Meyler de Exeter and many other Foreigners were killed and many horses were taken from him.

U1286.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1286-90.

U1286.1

William Mac Fheorais took possession of the archbishopric of Tuaim.

U1286.2

The bishop David Ua Sedechain, namely, bishop of Cell-mic-Duach, rested in Christ.

U1286.3

Cairpri Ua Mail-Sechlainn, king of Meath, the most noble-deeded youth that was in Ireland in his time, was killed (by Mac Cochlan).

U1286.4

A hosting, by Domnall, son of Briain Ua Neill, into Cenel-Eogain, so that he put Niall Ua Neill (namely, Niall Culanach) by force therefrom and took the kingship himself by power of his force.

U1286.5

Aedh Ua Domnaill was deposed by his own brother, namely, by Toirdhelbach Ua Domnaill, through the power of the tribe of his mother, namely, the Clann Domnaill and many other Gallowglasses (and he took the kingship to himself by force).

U1286.6

(This year John of Genoa, Friar of the Order of Preachers, perfected, or brought to end, the Author that is called Catholicon, on the Nones 7th of March.)


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U1287.0

Kalends of Jan. (on 2nd feria, 27th of the moon,) A.D. 1287-91.

U1287.1

Toirdhelbach, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, the person who was greatest and handsomest and who was best of hospitality and prowess and triumph that was in Ireland, was killed by Niall Ua Concobuir the Tawny.

U1287.2

A host was led by Richard de Burgh namely by the Earl of Ulster (that is, the Red Earl) into Tir-Eogain, whereby he deposed Domnall, son of Brian Ua Neill and Niall Culanach O'Neill was made king by him. And when the Earl left the country, Niall Culanach was killed by Domnall Ua Neill. And the son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny (namely, Brian, son of Aedh the Tawny) was made king, with assent of the same Earl, by Mac Martin and by Mac Eoin. And Domnall left the country.

U1287.3

A host was led by the Earl into Tir-Conaill against Toirdbelbach Ua Domnaill, so that he harried the country, both church and territory. And he came into Connacht to Oil-finn and the Connachtmen gave deceptive pledges to him.


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U1287.4

Concobur Ua Dubhda, king of Ui-Fiachrach, was drowned in the Shannon.

U1287.5

A general muster was made by Cathal Ua Concobuir and by Niall the Tawny and by all the folk that they had capable of rising out, both Foreigners and Gaidhil, to depose Maghnus. And they gave battle in Caradh-Culainn (otherwise, Caradh-Chulmaile) and Cathal was injured therein and Murchadh, son of Tadhg Ua Conchobuir and other persons were killed there. And many horses were taken from the people of Maghnus and defeat was inflicted upon himself and he went therefrom secretly. And many preys were made by the people of Cathal Ua Conchobuir and by Niall the Tawny in revenge for the wounding of Cathal in Cairpre. And Maghnus O'Concobhair, when the Sil-Muiredaigh came to him and when his own retinue and the Foreigners of Ros-Comain came to his aid on the morrow after the defeat, he went to the rescue of the preys. On his overtaking them at Srath-in-fherainn and close by the Aenach, all the prey was taken from them and Niall himself escaped with difficulty therefrom. And Thomas Mac Goistelb was killed there and his kinsman, David Mac Goistelb, was captured there and much more of that host, both Foreigners and Gaidhil, was killed there. And Niall came, on peace being made, into the country and his own land was given to him. Great recrimination and contention however happened between them: the direction of the country was assumed by Niall; a great foray was made by Maghnus on Niall and he was completely despoiled by him.

U1287.6

Aedh Ua Fallamhain rested in Christ.

U1287.7

Conghalach Mag Eochagain, chief of Cenel-Fiachaidh, died.

U1287.8

(Brian O'Flainn, king of Ui-Tuirtri, was slain.

U1287.9

Toirdhealbach Ua Domnaill was deposed by his own kinsman,


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namely, by Aedh Ua Domnaill and the kingship was taken by himself again.

U1287.10

Aedru Magrath, abbot of the Trinity in lit. on Loch-Che, rested in Christ.)

U1288.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. sis. 1288-92.

U1288.1

A host was led by the same Earl against Maghnus Ua Conchobair, until he reached Ros-Comain, and he went without hostage, without sway, on that expedition. Maghnus, however, followed the Earl to Miliug and complied with his full demand there.

U1288.2

Donnchadh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobuir, rested in Christ.

U1288.3

Somhairlidh O'Gairmleghaidh was killed by Ua Neill.

U1288.4

Niall Ua Conchobuir the Tawny was killed by Tadhg, son of Andrew Ua Conchobuir and by Tuathal, son of Muircertach.

U1288.5

Mag Cochlain, king of Delbna, was killed by Sifin Mac Feorais Birmingham, through direction of the Earl.

U1288.6

Aindiles O'Dochartaigh, chief of Ard-Midhair, rested in Christ.

U1289.0

of Jan. on 5th feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1289-93.

U1289.1

Maghnus Ua Concobuir, king of Connacht for five years and a half, the man of the Gaidhil for making peace and war that caused most terror and triumph and was best in hospitality and benevolence in his own time, after being a quarter of a year in illness, died.

U1289.2

Cathal Ua Conchobuir was killed by Ruaidhri, son of Donnchadh the Swarthy.

U1289.3

Cathal Ua Conchobuir the Red (namely, son of Concubar the Red) took the kingship of Connacht after the capture of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobair. And the same Cathal was killed at the end of a quarter of a year by Ruaidhri, son of Donnchadh Ua Conchobuir


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the Swarthy. And Aedh, son of Eogan, was liberated and the kingship of Connacht taken by him through the power of the Justiciary.

U1289.4

The castle of Sligech was built by John Fitz Thomas and he went across to the house of the king of the Saxons.

U1289.5

Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobuir, took the kingship of Connacht and he was made king by the Justiciary and by the people of the king and the tenth day after his being made king, he was captured in treachery by Fitz Gerald. And fifty of his people were killed and great preys were made upon him.

U1289.6

Murchadh Ua Mail-Sechlainn, king of Meath, rested in Christ.

U1289.7

Ferghal Ua Raighaillaigh, king of Muinnter-Mailmordha, died.

U1289.8

The relics of SS. Patrick and Colum-cille and Brigit were revealed to Nicholas Mac Mail-Issu, namely to the successor of Patrick, to be in Sabhall of Patrick. And they were taken up by him and, after their being taken up, great deeds and marvels were done and they were placed honourably by him in an ornamental shrine.

U1289.9

Mor, daughter of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, rested in Christ.

U1289.10

Florence Ua Cerballain, bishop of Tir-Eogain (otherwise, bishop of Daire), rested in Christ.

U1289.11

Muircertach Ua Flannagain, chief of Clann-Cathail, rested in Christ.

U1289.12

Tuathal, son of Muircertach (Ua Conchubair), was killed by the Muinnter-Eaghra.

U1289.13

(Cathal Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Lurg, was taken prisoner by Aedh, son of Eoghan Ua Conchubhair, in treachery. And he himself went by force, by dint of his own power, out of his fetters and a foray was made by him on the children of Cathal Ua Flannagan. And destruction of Connacht came of the evils that were done then, both


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by capturing and killing.

U1289.14

Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobuir, begins to reign.

U1289.15

The relics of Saints Patrick, Columba and Brigid were found this year.)

U1290.0

of Jan. on 6th feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1290-4.

U1290.1

Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobair, made a great foray on the Clann-Muircertaigh.

U1290.2

Muircertach, son of Maghnus Ua Concobuir, the one of his own sept best fit to be king of a Province, was killed by Domnall, son of Tadhg and by Tadhg Ua Conchobair.

U1290.3

Domnall Ua Eghra, king of Luighni, rested in Christ.

U1290.4

Mael Sechlainn Ua Flannagain, chief of Clann-Cathail, was killed by Cathal, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmata, on the street of Sligech.

U1290.5

Donnchadh Mac ConShnama, chief of Muinnter-Cinaetha, rested in Christ.

U1290.6

Duarcan Mac Tigernain, chief of Tellach-Dunchadha, rested in Christ.

U1290.7

Cathal, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmata, king of Magh Luirg, rested in Christ.

U1290.8

Carrach-in-cairn Mag Tigernain, chief of Tellach-Dunchadha, rested in Christ.

U1290.9

The castle of Sligech was levelled by Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobuir.

U1290.10

Derbail, daughter of Tadhg (son of Cathal) Mac Diarmata, rested in Christ.

U1290.11

Maelruanaigh, son of Gilla Crisd Mac Diarmata, took the kingship of Magh-Luirg.

U1290.12

The Earl (namely, Richard de Burgh, that is, the Red Earl) was taken prisoner by Fitz Gerald and disturbance of all Ireland came through that capture.

U1290.13

Great treacherous forays were made by Fitz Gerald and by Mac


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Feorais on Connacht and Aedh, son of Eogan, seemed to be deposed. The country was destroyed by them; but they got no power that was greater than that.

U1290.14

David Mac Gille-arraith was killed by the sons of Domnall Ua Eghra the Black.

U1290.15

(Gilla-Adomhnain Magraith, superior of Termonn-Dabeoig, rested on the 13th of the Kalends of November Oct. 20 this year.)

U1291.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1291-5.

U1291.1

The same Earl was liberated by Fitz Gerald, through power of the king of the Saxons, for good hostages of his own sept.

U1291.2

Brian, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, was killed by Domnall (son of Brian) Ua Neill and great havoc was wrought of Foreigners and Gaidhil along with him (The Defeat of the Craibh).

U1291.3

Domnall Ua Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, the one Gaidhel the most prudent, the most perfect and of best counsel that was in his own district in Ireland, died in the habit of a monk and was buried in Cnoc-Muaidhe.

U1291.4

Conn Mac Branain, chief of Corca-Achlann, was slain. Tomaltach Mac Branain, the chief that was made in his stead, was killed by the family of Cu-allain, in revenge of their father having been killed by him.

U1291.5

Great war in Tir-Conaill in this year.

U1291.6

Great war between the king of the Saxons and the king of the French.

U1291.7

The castle of MaghDuma and the castle of Newtown and the castle of Magh-Brecraidhe were levelled by Geoffrey Ua Ferghail.


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U1292.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1292-6.

U1292.1

Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobuir, were deposed by his own tribe and the Clann-Muircertaigh were brought into the country in his stead and headship and hostages were given to Concobur the Red, son of Cathal Ua Conchobair. And the whole country, both church and territory, was destroyed through that deposition. All the district of Cairpre was burned and destroyed by the Clann-Muircertaigh and the churches of the territory were attacked by them. And God and Colum-cille and Mary, the Queen, whose churches they profaned, avenged this.

U1292.2

A great host was mustered by the same Aedh of Foreigners and Gaidhil under William de Burgh and under Theobald de Burgh, so that they were four nights in the country and they destroyed the crops and chattels of all the country. And the chiefs of the country came into their house i.e., submitted then. They took them with them to the house of the Earl Richard de Burgh, to make peace with Aedh. And though they promised, they kept not the peace and they united again with that same Clann on returning to their homes. That same Aedh came into 'The Territories'. O'Ferghail and Mag Raghnaill with their forces he brought with him. And messengers were sent to the Mac Diarmatas and O'Flannagains and they returned into the country in consequence of that message. And Conchobur the Red followed and made a foray upon them. They turned upon these, namely, upon the foray force and Concobur the Red was killed by Mac Diarmata, in driving the prey. And Lochlainn, son of Concobur, was taken and Maghnus, son of Tomaltach, was taken and a small number of other persons were killed there. And where that was done is in Cenn-Ceidi of Tir-Tuathail. Aedh Ua Concobuir and Mac Diarmata and O'Ferghail and the allies also made large retaliatory forays on the people of Clann-Muircertaigh the


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same day.

U1292.3

That same Lochlainn, son of Conchobur, was blinded and he died in the illness of his blinding.

U1292.4

Gilla Isa Mac-in-Liathanaigh, bishop of Oil-finn, rested in Christ.

U1292.5

Mael-Pedair O'Duibhgennain, archdeacon of Breifni from Druim-Cliabh to Cenannus, rested in Christ.

U1292.6

A great host was led by the king of the Saxons into Scotland, so that he got command of all Scotland and destroyed territories and despoiled shire-lands and churches and particularly a Monastery of Friars, so that he left not a stone of it in place. And he killed many ecclesiastics and women. And there were nobles of the Men of Ireland on that expedition, namely, Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster and Fitz Gerald, that is, John Fitz Thomas.

U1293.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1293-7.

U1293.1

Concobur, son of Taichlech, son of Diarmait, son of Conchobur (son of Tadhg) Mac Diarmata, king of Magh Luirg and Airtech, elder brother and lord of all Muinnter Maelruanaigh, the man of best courage and prowess, valour and championship, attack and resistance, protection and asylum, truth and governance in his own time, rested in Christ (and he was buried in the Monastery of the Buill).

U1293.2

Maghnus O'hAinli, chief of Cenel-Dobtha; rested in


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Christ.

U1293.3

Henry Mag Oirechtaigh, bishop of Conniri Connor, a Grey Cistercian monk, rested in Christ (and he was buried in the Monastery of Mellifont at Drochaidatha).

U1293.4

William O'Dubthaigh, bishop of Cluain-mac-Nois, was killed by concussion, on falling from his own horse.

U1293.5

A great hosting was made very courageously by Edward, namely by the king of the Saxons, into France and he came without conquest, without sway, therefrom.

U1293.6

Mael-Sechlainn Mac Briain, abbot of the Buill, was elected to the bishopric of Oil-finn and Marian O'Dondobuir, a Friar Preacher, was elected before him and went to Rome to maintain his election to the same bishopric and died on that journey.

U1293.7

Cu-Ulad O'Anluain, king of the Oirrthir and his brother and Aenghus Mag-Mathgamna and many of the chiefs of his people were killed by the Foreigners of Dun-delgan, in returning to their houses from the Earl.

U1293.8

Derbhfhorgaill, daughter of Ua Floinn of Es-Ui Floinn, rested in Christ.


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U1294.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1294-8.

U1294.1

Thomas Fitz Maurice, a great baron of the Clann-Gerald, who was called 'The crooked Heir', rested in Christ.

U1294.2

Thomas O'hOirechtaigh, abbot of Eas-ruadh, rested in Christ.

U1294.3

Sadhbh, daughter of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, wife of Tadhg, son of Andrew Ua Concobuir, rested in Christ.

U1294.4

Brian Mag Shamradhain the Bregian, chief of Tellaeh-Eathach, was killed by Aed Ua Concobuir the Brefnian and by the Clann-Muircertaigh besides.

U1294.5

Donnchadh, son of Domnall Ua Eaghra, the one son of a king that was best in generosity and that was best in defence of his country, was killed by Brian Carrach O'Eghra, that is by his own kinsman, in treachery.

U1294.6

(The bishopric of Cluain-mac-Nois was taken by William Ua Ninnan, namely, by the abbot of Cell-began.)

U1295.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1295-9.

U1295.1

Alexander Mac Domnaill, the person who was the best for hospitality and excellence that was in Ireland and in Scotland, was killed, together with a countless number of his own people that were slaughtered around him, by Alexander Mac Dubghaill.

U1295.2

Ferghal Ua Firghil, bishop of Rath-both, the one Gaidhelic bishop who was the best for hospitality and charity and humanity and piety that was in Ireland, rested in Christ.

U1295.3

Battle was given by the king of Tartary and by the king of Armenia (about the great


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feast of Mary of the Harvest Aug. 15), along with what assistance they could find, to the Sultan of Babylon and to the Saracens besides (Slaughter innumerable was inflicted on the Sultan).

U1295.4

(Maurice O'Hogan, bishop of Cell-da-lua, rested.)

U1296.0

of Jan. on 6th feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 12961300.

U1296.1

Theobald Butler, a great, noble baron, died.

U1296.2

John Prendergast was killed by the son of Fiachra Ua Floinn.

U1296.3

Adam Stanton, another great baron, rested in Christ.

U1296.4

The castle of the Hurdle-ford of the Weir was begun by the Earl.

U1296.5

Johnikin Fitz Maurice junior was killed (by Conchubur, son of Fiachra Ua Floinn).

U1296.6

Feidhlimidh Mag Carrthaigh, future king of Desmond, rested in Christ.

U1296.7

Congalach Ua Lochlainn, bishop of Corcumruadh Kilfenora, eminent in hospitality and piety, rested in Christ.

U1296.8

A general invitation came from Rome in the time of Pope Boniface VIII. throughout all Christendom and every hundredth year comes that invitation and the Year of Grace is its name. And a countless host from all countries of Christendom went on that invitation on their pilgrimage to Rome and remission of all their sins was obtained by them.


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U1296.9

(Muircertach, son of Imhur Ua Birn, died on the way of that same pilgrimage.)

U1297.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 12971301.

U1297.1

Finnghuala, daughter of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, abbess of Cell-Craebhnada, rested in Christ.

U1297.2

William Mag Flannchadha, chief of Dartraighi, was killed by Ualgharg, son of Domnall, son of Art Ua Ruairc.

U1297.3

Cairpri, son of Cormac Ua Mail-Sechlainn, was killed by direction of his own kinsman, namely, the son of Art Ua Mail-Sechlainn.

U1297.4

A great foray was made by Aedh, son of Cathal Ua Conchobuir and by the Clann Muircertaigh on Tadhg, son of Andrew Ua Conchobair, in Magh-Cetne.

U1297.5

A hosting was made by Edward the king of the Saxons into Scotland and John Fitz Thomas Fitz Gerald and Mac Feorais Birmingham and the chiefs of the barons of all Ireland, except the Earl of Ulster, were with him on that hosting. And they were in Scotland from a fortnight before Lammase Aug. 1 to November Day. But full sway was not obtained by them in the East.

U1298.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 12981302.

U1298.1

Domnall Mag Carrthaigh the Red, king of Desmond,


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rested in Christ.

U1298.2

Miles, bishop of Limerick—that person was grandson to the Leinster Earl—rested in Christ.

U1298.3

The bishop of Cork, a Grey Cistercian monk, rested in Christ.

U1298.4

Ruaidhri, son of Domnall Ua Eaghra, future king of Luighni, rested in Christ.

U1298.5

Great murrain that year on cattle.

U1298.6

A great foray was made by Aedh, son of Cathal Ua Conchobair, on Tadhg, son of Cathal Ua Conchobairl and on Sitrec, son of the Cairnech Mag Lachlainn, in Magh-Cetne.

U1298.7

Donn Mag Uidhir, king of Fir-Manach, namely, the first king of Fir-manach of the sons of Mag Uidhir, rested in Christ.

U1298.8

Master Stephen O'Bragain, archbishop of Cashel, rested in Christ.

U1299.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 12991303.

U1299.1

Nicholas Mac-Mail-Isu, archbishop of Ard-Macha, the one cleric the most godly and pious that was in Ireland in his own time, rested in Christ.

U1299.2

Mael- Sechlainn Mac Briain, bishop of Oil-finn, rested in Christ. Donnchadh Ua Flannagain, abbot of the Buill, assumed the same bishopric after him.

U1299.3

Diarmait Ua Flannagain, chief of Tuath-Ratha, and his two sons and many others were killed by a party of the house-folk of Domnall, son of Tadhg Ua Concobuir, in Bun-duibhe, in driving away a prey he took with him from Magh-Cetne.

U1299.4

Toirdhelbach


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Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill and Muircertach Mag Flannchadha and Donn O'Cathain and Donnchadh Mac Menman and Aedh Mac Menman, i.e. two grand-sons of the Lector Ua Domnaill and Niall, son of Niall Ua Buighill and Mac Ughosai and his son and his brother and Adam Sandal and many other Foreigners and Gaidhil in addition were killed by Aedh Ua Domnaill, namely by his (own) brother (that is, the chief of Muinnter-Feodachain).

U1299.5

Niall Mac Gilla-Fhinnen rested in Christ.

U1299.6

A great foray was made by the Clann-Muircertaigh into Muinnter-Cinaetha and Muircertach Mac ConShnama, future chief of Muinnter-Cinaetha, was killed by them on that foray.

U1299.7

A great hosting was made by the king of the Saxons into Scotland and many cities were taken by them. And the Earl Richard de Burgh and Foreigners and Gaidhil went with a large fleet and they got sway over the Men of Scotland. Theobald de Burgh, brother of the Earl, died on his return from that hosting, in Carraic-Ferghusa, on the night of the Nativity.

U1299.8

Domnall Mag Carrthaigh, Junior (otherwise the Red), king of Desmond, rested in Christ.

U1299.9

Maghnus Mag Shamhradhain, chief of TellachEathach, died.

U1299.10

(Gerald son of John Fitz Thomas, heir of the Clann-Geralt of Offaly, died.)

U1300.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1300-4.

U1300.1

The Countess, wife of Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, died.

U1300.2

Walter de Burgh, heir of the same Earl, died.

U1300.3

Concobur, son of Aedh Ua Concobair, was killed by Hubert Ua Flaithbertaigh, after Aedh had practised deceit on Donnchadh Ua Flaithbertaigh and the same Hubert fell on the same spot.


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U1301.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1301-5.

U1301.1

Muircetach Ua Concobuir Failghi and Mael-mordha, his kinsman and the Calbhach Ua Conchobair, along with nine and twenty of the nobles of their people, were killed by Sir Pierce Mac Feorais Birmingham, through treachery and deceit, in the castle of Mac Feorais.

U1301.2

The castle of Inis Eogain was built by Richard de Burgh the earl.

U1301.3

Matthew Ua Raghailligh Junior was killed by the Tellach-Dunchadha.

U1301.4

Aedh Ua Ferghail Junior died.

U1301.5

A defeat was inflicted by Aedh, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir and by the Clann Muircertaigh also on the Muinnter-Raghailligh, so that Philip Ua Raghailligh and the heir of Clann-Suibhne and the Mag Buirrce, head of the Gallowglasses, together with one hundred and forty other persons, fell there.

U1301.6

Toirdhelbach, son of Niall Ua Briain the red, rested in christ.

U1301.7

(Or it may be this year the death of Donn Mag Uidhir should be.)


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U1302.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1302-6.

U1302.1

Toirdhelbach Ua Briain, king of Thomond, the one person the most distinguished and best in victory and prowess, a man full of charity and piety and of most prosperity that was in Ireland in his own time, rested in Christ. Donnchadh Ua Briain, his son, became king in his stead.

U1302.2

Ferghal Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muinnter Eolais, was killed by his own brothers and by a part of his sept, in treachery.

U1302.3

Great war took place between Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, king of Connacht and the nobles of Sil-Muiredhaigh with him and Aedh, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir and many of the sons of the chiefs of Connacht together with the chiefs and septs of Breifni also, along the Shannon for the space of three months or more, until a party of the sons of kings on the side of Aedh, son of Cathal, made an encampment in 'The Territories' with a strong force, so that they took many preys and spoils. Flann, son of Fiachra Ua Floinn, future chief of Sil-Mailruanaigh and Brian, son of Donnchadh Ua Conchobair the Swarthy, along with many other persons, were killed in the rere of that prey by the pursuing party. Much of the preys was held fast and another part was wrested. These indeed are the best that were there: Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir and Donnchadh, son of Concobur 'of the Goblet', son of Fergal, son of Donnchadh, son of Muircertach Mac Diarmata, one fit to be king of Sil-Mailruanaigh for felicity, for generosity, for prowess up to that day. This is what Donnchadh did he went forward to the stronghold of Ua Conchobuir and burned the palace of the kings of Connacht, along with the houses of the stronghold. Aedh Ua Concobuir overtakes him and wrests the prey from him and he is killed after.

U1302.4

Donnchadh Ua Flaithbertaigh, bishop of Cell-aladh, most eminent of the Gaidhil for liberality and piety, died in Dun-buinne, in the end of Spring before


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that, in going to Ath-cliath. And he was buried honourably in the Muillen-cerr Mullingar, in the house of Mary.

U1302.5

Master Thomas O'Naan, archdeacon of Rath-both and bishop-elect of the same church, rested in Christ.

U1302.6

Robert Bruce, Great Steward, took the kingship of Scotland by force against the king of the Saxons.

U1302.7

Domnall O'Neill of Tuirtre was killed by accident by the household of Ua Neill.

U1302.8

Sir William Prendergast, a young knight of the best repute and liberality and disposition that was in Ireland in his own time, died.

U1302.9

A great foray was made by the Clann-Muircertaigh into the country of Cairpre, wherein were killed David Ua Caemain, a large, substantial yeoman and Donnchadh Mag Buidhechain and many other persons.

U1302.10

Brian Carrach O'Eaghra killed Ua Flannagain.

U1302.11

Peter O'Tuathalain, vicar of Cell-espuic-Broin, rested in Christ.

U1302.12

Nicholas Ua Donnchadha, a young priest that was in Druim-cliabh, was killed by the 'Black Horse' of the Barrets, without guilt, without reason, except to inflict a violent death upon him. And every one that shall say a Pater for the good of his soul, there are six score days of indulgence for him, as often as it is said by him.

U1302.13

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U1303.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1303-7.

U1303.1

Laurence Ua Lachtnain, bishop of Cell-mic-Duach, a Grey Cistercian monk, rested in Christ.

U1303.2

Echdruim of Ui-Maine was burned by a party of the sons of kings of Ui-Maine.

U1303.3

The Foreigners of all Ros-comain were in great part killed by Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, at Ath-escrach-Cuan, where fell Philip Munnter and John Munnter and Matthew Drew and other persons were either killed, or left wounded, or captured. Diarmait Mac Diarmata the Foreigner and Cormac Mac Ceithernaigh were taken there and their forces were allowed to depart under condition. And the Sheriff of Ros-comain was also taken there along with his force and they were all allowed to depart upon sufferance. And they made peace. This happened because the town of Ahascragh was burned by Edmund Butler.

U1303.4

Edward, king of the Saxons, lord of Ireland and the Britons and Scotland, died.

U1303.5

Donnchadh O'Flannachain, bishop of Oil-finn, rested in Christ.

U1303.6

Domnall, son of Brian, son of Tadhg, son of Andrew, son of Brian of Luighni, son of Toirdhelbach Mor Ua Conchobair, tanist of Connacht, a man full of prowess and of generosity, a general scholar, was killed by Aedh the Brefnian, son of Cathal Ua Conchobuir the Red.

U1303.7

Tadhg, son of Mail-Sechlainn, son of Donnchadh, son of Domnall, son of Magnus, son of Toirdhelbach, general benefactor respecting food and cattle, was killed by Cathal, son of Domnall, son of Tadhg Ua Conchobhair.

U1303.8

Donnchadh O'Cellaigh the Momonian, king of Ui Maine, expert


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proficient in every thing, rested in Christ.

U1303.9

William Mac Feorais Birmingham, archbishop of Tuaim, went to Rome.

U1303.10

The crown was given to the king of the Saxons and Britons and Ireland, namely, to young Edward.

U1303.11

Ailbi, daught of Tadhg Ua Concobuir, died.

U1303.12

The Clann-Muircertaigh came into Magh-Cetne and the crops of the country of Cairpre and much of the corn of Tir-Oilella and the Corann were burned by them. And on that expedition was killed Tadhg, son of Maghnus Ua Conchobair. He was slain by the same Cathal Ua Conchobair.

U1303.13

Mail-Sechlainn O'Gairmlegaidh, chief of Cenel-Moain, rested in Christ.

U1303.14

Maghnus Mag Oirechtaigh rested in Christ.

U1304.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1304-8.

U1304.1

A great foray was made by Mailruanaigh Mac Diarmata on the sons of Domnall Ua Conchobuir in the country of Cairpre. Great forays were made by the Clann-Muircertaigh on the same sons, although these had made peace previously with them and had given pledges to them; but they acted treacherously towards them afterwards. And the sons went forward to Slaibh-en and took nothing with them except their steeds and their accoutrements and their pack-horses. When that was heard by the Foreigners of Ui-Fiachrach and of Luighni, they assembled their forces and followed them to the summit of Sliabh-en. And the sons of Donnchadh and the sons of Domnall turned upon them, so that the Foreigners fled before them and defeat was put upon them as far as the Flagstone of Es-dara. And Thomas, son of Walter de Burgh,


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constable of Bun-finne and his brother and other persons were killed by them.

U1304.2

A retaliatory foray was made by Aedh, son of Cathal Ua Conchobhair, on Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, that is, on his own brother. And Maghnus, son of Maghnus Ua Conchobhair and other persons were killed by him.

U1304.3

Imhar Mac Geibennaigh rested in Christ.

U1304.4

A bolt of fire fell on the Monastery of the Friars in Ros-comain, so that it broke down the Monastery.

U1304.5

Domnall, son of the Successor of St. Coman, archdeacon of Oil-finn, rested in Christ.

U1304.6


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, Vicar of Clain-inis, died on the 5th of the Ides 9th of February.

U1305.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1305-9.

U1305.1

Aedh, son of Eogan, son of Ruaidhri, son of Aedh, son of Cathal Red-hand, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir the Great, king of Connacht and one worthy to be arch-king of Ireland and the one Gaidhel that was best of prowess and hospitality; that was greatest and best of figure that came from Brian Boruma downwards, was killed by Aedh the Brefnian, son of Cathal Ua Conchobuir, (and 'the Chafer' Ua Sochlacain, namely, a boorish tanner, it was that stretched out a hand towards him to kill him with a hatchet) in Coill-in-clachain. And many of the nobles of his people were slain likewise. And these are the nobles: to wit, Concobur Mac Diarmata and Diarmait the Red, son of Tadhg Ua Concobuir and Diarmait, son of Cathal Carrach Mac Diarmata and Aedh, son of Muircertach, son of Tadhg, son of Mailruanaigh Ua Conchobair. Diarmait O'hEilidhe, a chieftain-yeoman that was the best in his own time and Gilla-na-naem Mac Aedhugain, ollam of Connacht and of Ireland and accomplished sage in every science, fell by the eastern


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people on the same day and Faghartach O'Doibhilen by the household people of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh.

U1305.2

A foray was made by Aedh, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir, on Maurice Mac Donnchaidh and Maurice himself was taken prisoner.

U1305.3

Cathal, son of the Liathanach Grey-Ua Conchobair, abbot of the Trinity Island, Loch Ce, was chosen to the bishopric of Oil-finn.

U1305.4

William de Burgh came to Oil-finn after Aedh Ua Concobuir was killed in Connacht and the Sil-Muiredhaigh gave lordship to Ruaidhri the son of Cathal Ua Concobuir.

U1305.5

Ruaidhri, son of Cathal and O'Flainn went on the Plain of Connacht and the son of Mac Feorais Birmingham was killed by them.

U1305.6

A meeting was held between William de Burgh and by the Connachtmen on the one side with Ruaidhri son of Cathal, on the other near Ath-slissen. The meeting was broken up between them and defeat inflicted on the son of Cathal there. Some of his people were killed. William de Burgh then went to the Monastery of the Buill and the Clann-Muircertaigh came into Tir-Oilella. Much corn was burned and much destroyed by them. Mac William came down past Corr-sliabh. The son of Cathal was put out of his stronghold by him and Domnall O'Finachta and other persons were killed by the van of the host of Mac William.

U1305.7

A foray by Mac William in Clann-Fermuighe.

U1305.8

Another foray by him to Benn-Gulbain and farther downwards.

U1305.9

Concobur, son of Brian Ua Briain the Red, was killed.


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U1306.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1306-10.

U1306.1

Conchobur Ua Briain, the son of a king that was the best of the Half of Mogh was killed by the Black Foreigners in treachery.

U1306.2

Large retaliatory forays were made by Aedh the Brefnian, and by the Clann-Muircertaigh also on Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata and Donnchadh, son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmata was despoiled and taken prisoner and his people were either killed or taken prisoners, or burned. And his wife was killed, namely, the daughter of Ua Flannagain and many other women and men also were killed.

U1306.3

Ferghal Mac Dorchaidh rested in Christ.

U1306.4

Una, daughter of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair, died.

U1306.5

A hosting by Geoffrey O'Ferghail to Dun-Uabhair, a place where was killed Domnall, son of Aedh Ua Ferghail junior and Aedh, son of Mail-Isu and Godfrey, son of Muircertach Ua Ferghail.

U1306.6

The castle of Bun-finne was burned and despoiled, both corn-reeks and houses, by Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Conchobair and by Aedh, son of Maghnus Ua Conchobair and by the people of Aedh Ua Conchobair the Brefnian besides.

U1306.7

Finnghuala, daughter of Maghnus Ua Concobuir, died.

U1306.8

Aedh Ua Conchobuir the Brefnian, worthy heir of the arch-king of Connacht and the son of a king the best that came from Murchadh, son of Brian Boruma, downwards, was killed by Mac Uidilin (namely, Johnock Mac Uibhilin): that is, a mercenary that was kept by himself as a body-guard did it in treachery and deceit for a price.

U1306.9

Twenty tons of wine were put i.e., washed ashore in Magh-Cedne that time.

U1306.10

The Castle of Sligech was built by the Earl.

U1306.11

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Eogan Ua Conchobair, became king instead of his own father.

U1306.12

Cormac O'Flannagain, chief of Tuath-Ratha, was killed by Henry Mac Gille-Finnein, chief of Muinter-Peodachain, in treachery.

U1306.13

Mac Craith Mag Uidhir, royal heir of Fir-Manach and Domnall Mac Gille-Michil, chief of Clann-Conghaile, were pillaged and burned by Ralph Mac Mathgamna.

U1306.14

Amhlaim Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Donn Carrach, chief of Muinter-Peodachain, died on the 14th of the Kalends of July June 18, 1306.

U1307.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1307-11.

U1307.1

A great foray was made by the Clann-Muircertaigh into Connacht and Gilla-Crist, son of Maurice, son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmata, was killed therein and Aedh, son of Cormac Mac Diarmata and William Mac Gille-Arraith and Donnchadh, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata and many other persons were killed.

U1307.2

Two sons of William de Burgh the Grey, were slain by the Leinster sons of kings.

U1307.3

A great hosting was made by William de Burgh into Munster against De Clare and battle was given by them and defeat was inflicted on De Clare there. And William de Burgh was at the rere of his force in following up the defeat. And, though he was captured, it is with him the triumph of the defeat remained.

U1307.4

Tadhg O'hAinlidhe was killed by Jordan de Exeter.

U1307.5

Great war in Thomond in this year and battle was given by Donnchadh Mac Conmara and by his sept, namely, by the Cantred of Ui-Caisin, against Ua Briain and all the Men of Munster. And Donnchadh Mac Conmara was killed therein and all the chiefs of his sept and Domnall O'Grada, chief of Cenel-Dunghaile were killed. And countless slaughter took place between them, side for side.


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U1307.6

Donnchadh Ua Briain, king of Munster and one fit to be king of Ireland, was killed in treachery by Murchadh, son of Mathgamain Ua Briain.

U1307.7

Lochlainn O'Deaghadh the Swarthy was killed by Mathgamain, son of Domnall Ua Briain the Connacian.

U1307.8

Johnock Mac Uighilin killed the Gruelach in Baile-tobair-Brighde and himself was killed immediately therefor. And it is with the short handled- age wherewith he killed Aedh O'Concobuir the Brefnian, he was killed himself.

U1307.9

A foray was made by Feidhlimidh O'Conchobuir, king of Connacht, on the Clann-Muircertaigh, on the verge of Magh-Cetne. And Mael-Sechlainn, son of Concobur the Red, who was usually called Head of the harvest-band and other persons were killed therein.

U1307.10

Domnall Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, died.

U1307.11

Diarmait Ua Briain the Cleric died.

U1307.12

Muircertach Ua Briain was made king.

U1307.13

Domnall O'Biru, chief of Tir-Briuin, rested in Christ.

U1307.14

Gilla-Isu O'Dalaigh, professor of poetry, rested in Christ.

U1308.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1308-12.

U1308.1

William Mac Feorais Birmingham, archbishop of Tuaim, rested in Christ.

U1308.2

Benedict O'Bragain, bishop of Luighni Achonry, rested in Christ.

U1308.3

Malachy Mac Aedha, bishop of Oil-finn, was chosen to the archbishopric of Tuaim.

U1309.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1309-13.

U1309.1

Pope Clement V. died.

U1309.2

The king of France died.

U1309.3

Gilla-Isu Mag Dorchaidh was killed by


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Conchobur Carrach Mac Diarmata.

U1309.4

Tadhg, son of Andrew Ua Conchobair, died.

U1309.5

Cathal, son of Murchadh Carrach Ua Ferghail, rested in Christ.

U1310.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1310-14.

U1310.1

Niall O'Domnaill was slain.

U1310.2

Defeat of the Muinter-Raighillaigh was inflicted at Druim-lethan by Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir.

U1310.3

Maghnus, son of Domnall Ua Eaghra, was killed by Maghnus, son of William Ua Eaghra, in treachery.

U1310.4

Niall, son of Brian Ua Neill, the one son of a king who was most bountiful and best in goodness that was in Ireland at the same time as himself, rested in Christ.

U1311.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1311-14.

U1311.1

Matthew Mag Tigernain was killed by Cathal O'Ruairc.

U1311.2

Niall O'Domnaill was killed by Aedh O'Domnaill.

U1311.3

Matthew Mag Dhuibhne, bishop of the Breifni Kilmore, died.

U1311.4

Ralph Mag Mathgamna was killed by his own kinsmen.

U1312.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1312-15.

U1312.1

A great fleet-host came from Scotland with the brother of the king of Scotland, that is, with Edward Bruce, into the territories of Ulidia. Great forays were made by it on the people of the Earl de Burgh and on the Foreigners of Meath. A great host was collected by the Earl against the Scotch. Feidhlimidh, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir, king of Connacht, went with that. Another great host was collected by Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua


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Conchobuir, in Connacht. Castles were burned and broken down.

U1312.2

Aedh, son of Maghnus Ua Conchobuir, was killed by Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir. Maghnus, son of Maghnus, the son of a king who was best of hospitality and prowess that was of the Connachtmen and Domnall, his brother, were killed on the morrow by the same man. Diarmait, son of Simon of the Strand, was killed on the day on which was killed Aedh, son of Maghnus Ua Concobuir, by the same Clan, in revenge of their father.

U1312.3

A battle was fought by the Earl on the one side and by Edward Bruce with his force on the other side, so that defeat was given to the Earl and to the Foreigners besides. And William de Burgh and the two sons of Mac-in-Mhilidh were taken prisoners there.

U1312.4

Mathgamain Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muinter-Eoluis and O'Mailmhiadhaigh, chief of Muinter-Cerballain and many of Muinter-Eoluis along with them were killed by Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata. Concobur the Red, son of Aedh Ua Conchobair the Brefnian, was killed there.

U1312.5

Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata and Gilbert Mac Goisdelbh came into Magh-Luirg and forays were made by them. And they took away with them the wife of Diarmait Mac Diarmata the Foreigner and plundered all the people of Diarmait the Foreigner.

U1312.6

Aedh O'Domnaill came against the Castle of Sligech and it was reduced by him.

U1312.7

Ruaidhri, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, was killed by Derborgaill, daughter of Maghnus Ua Concobuir. The deed was done for stipend by a band of gallowglasses.


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U1313.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1313-16.

U1313.1

A large host was mustered by Feidhlimidh Ua Concobair and by Mac Feorais Birmingham and by the Foreigners of the West of Connacht. They came to the Causeway of Moin-Coinnedha. Ruaidhri Ua Concobuir went against them and they engaged with each other. Ruaidhri Ua Concobuir, king of Connacht, was killed there along with Diarmait Mac Diarmata the Foreigner, king of Magh-Luirg and Cormac Mac Ceithernaigh, king of Ciaraidhe and noble gallowglasses and many other persons. The kingship of the Fifth was assumed by Feidhlimidh again. And a large host was led by him to the assault of Ath-lethan and the place was burned by him. And Slevin de Exeter, lord of the town and de Cogan, the noblest baron that was in Ireland and many other Foreigners were killed by them. And many chattels were got by them. Their fame and their renown went throughout Ireland, so that many submitted to them.

U1313.2

A great hosting was undertaken by Feidhlimidh, together with the nobles of the Fifth of Connacht and with Donnchadh O'Briain, king of Munster and O'Mael-Sheclainn, king of Meath and Ualgharc O'Ruairc, king of Breifni (Ualgharc O'Ruairc took the kingship that year) and O'Ferghail, king of Muinter-hAnghaile and Tadhg O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine and Maghnus, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, tanist of Connacht and Art O'hEaghra, king of Luighni and Brian O'Dubhda, king of Ui-Fiachrach. They went, all those, to Ath-na-righ. The Foreigners of the West of Connacht all assembled against them: to wit, William de Burgh and the Baron Mac Feorais Birmingham, lord of Ath-na-righ and all the


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Foreigners of the greater part of the Half of Conn. Battle was engaged in by them and defeat inflicted on the Gaidhil there. Feidhlimidh O'Concobuir (son of Aedh, son of Eogan), king of Connacht, was slain there: the one person on whom the attention of the Men of all Ireland was most directed and who was best in generosity and prowess. Tadhg Ua Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, was slain there and eight and twenty of the Clann-Cellaigh that had right to kingship of Ui-Maine were slain there. Art O'hEghra, king of Luighni was slain there. But for one thing, there was not slain in this time in Ireland the amount that was slain there of sons of kings and of chiefs and of many other persons in addition. Ruaidhri, son of Donnchadh, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, was then made king by the Connachtmen.

U1313.3

A hosting was made after that by William de Burgh into Sil-Muiredhaigh. O'Concobuir and the Connachtmen, with the exception of Mac Diarmata, made peace. Mac William de Burgh came into Magh-Luirg. Great preys were brought by them from Ath-in-chip and from Uachtair-tire and the whole country was burned and pillaged by them. They went from out the country afterwards. The same Ruaidhri was deposed by Mac Diarmata after that.

U1313.4

Derborgaill, daughter of Maghnus Ua Concobuir, died.

U1314.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1314-17.

U1314.1

Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobair was made king by the Connachtmen.

U1314.2

Robert Bruce, king of Scotland, came to Ireland along with many gallowglasses in aid of Edward, his brother, to expel the Foreigners from Ireland.

U1314.3

Meyler de Exeter, lord of Ath-lethan,


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was killed by Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Concobur on the border of Druim-cliabh and Domnall, son of Tadhg, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair of Irras and fourteen other persons were killed there.

U1314.4

The Castle of the Hurdleford of the Weir was broken down.

U1314.5

Donnchadh Ua Bruin, king of Munster, was slain.

U1314.6

Conchobur Mag Tighernain the Tawny, chief of Tellach-Dunchadha, was slain in the defeat of Cell-mor and Mathgamain Mag Tighernain and the Red Gillie, son of the Herenagh and many more of his tribe and Nicholas Mac in Maighistir and many of his sept were slain.

U1314.7

The defeat of Cell-mor was inflicted on the Gallowglass, son of Ruaidhri Ua Ruairc and on the Men of Breifni and on the Muinter-Peodachain, wherein fell a great number of persons.

U1314.8

Mael-Isu Mac Aedhagain the Red died.

U1314.9

Raghnall Mag Raghnaill was taken prisoner and Geoffrey Mag Raghnaill was made chieftain.

U1314.10

Great dearth in this year.

U1315.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1315-18.

U1315.1

Defeat was inflicted in Eili on the Foreigners by O'Cerbhaill, where Adam de Marisco and many other Foreigners were killed.

U1315.2

A great host was mustered by Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata and these are they who came: to wit, Toirdelbach O'Concobuir, king of Connacht and Concobur O'Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine and Ualgharc O'Ruairc, king of Breifni and Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh, lord of Tir-Oilella, to attack Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair, to Fasadh-coille. And Cathal proffered large donatives to Mac Diarmata for the sake of


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not coming against him on that expedition. And they were not accepted from him and those forces penetrated to the centre of his camp. And there was not fear and there was not flight for Cathal respecting that expedition. Cathal sallied from the houses forth and they engage with each other. But for one thing, Conchobhur O'Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine and Brian, son of Toirdelbach Ua Conchobhuir, one fit to be king of Connacht, were killed and many other persons were lost both by killing and by wounding. The same Cathal invaded Connacht and Toirdelbach O'Concobhuir was deposed. And Cathal took the kingship of Connacht and made great forays on Mac Diarmata.

U1315.3

John, son of Domnall Ua Neill, was killed by Aedh O'Domnaill.

U1315.4

Richard de Clare was killed.

U1315.5

Edward Bruce, the destroyer of Ireland in general, both Foreigners and Gaidhil, was killed by the Foreigners of Ireland by dint of fighting at Dun-Delgan. And there were killed in his company Mac Ruaidhri, king of Insi-Gall Hebrides and Mac Domnaill, king of Airthir-Gaidhil Argyle, together with slaughter of the Men of Scotland around him. And there was not done from the beginning of the world a deed that was better for the Men of Ireland than that deed. For there came dearth and loss of people duing his time in all Ireland in general for the space of three years and a half and people undoubtedly used to eat each other throughout Ireland.

U1315.6

Geoffrey O'Ferghail, chief of the Anghaile, rested in Christ.

U1315.7

Great snow in that year.

U1315.8

John O'Ferghail was killed by one shot of an arrow by his own son.


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U1316.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1316-19.

U1316.1

Henry Mac-in-Crosain, bishop of Rath-both, rested in Christ. Thomas, son of Cormac Ua Domnaill, abbot of Ess-ruadh, was chosen to the bishopric of Rath-both.

U1316.2

The bishop of Doire rested in Christ.

U1316.3

The bishop of Clochar rested in Christ.

U1316.4

The bishop of Cluain-ferta of St. Brenann rested in Christ.

U1316.5

Aine, daughter of Mac Diarmata, wife of Mac ConShnama, rested in Christ.

U1316.6

Tomaltach O'Mael-Brenainn and Echmarcach Mac Branain, chief of Corco-Achlann, killed each other.

U1316.7

Banain, bishop of Oirghialla Clogher, died.

U1316.8

Brian, son of Domnall Ua Neill, was killed by the Clann-Aedha-buidhe.

U1317.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 18th of the Moon, A.D. 1317-20.

U1317.1

A great meeting between Cathal O'Conchobuir and Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata: peace was made between them and Mac Diarmata came into the country after that. Deception was nevertheless practised by the same Cathal on Mac Diarmata in Mullach-Dorabruch and he was taken prisoner there and Graine, daughter of Mac Maghnusa, his wife, was taken prisoner on the same day at the landing-place of the Ferry of the Rock. And the country was laid bare completely. And moreover Mael Isu Mac Aedhagain the Brown and his son and Tomaltach


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Mac Donnchaidh, lord of Tir-Oilella, were captured and received much injury.

U1317.2

Mor, daughter of Ua Baighill, wife of Ua Fergail, died.

U1317.3

Mathgamain O'Briain, tanist of the O'Briains, rested in Christ.

U1318.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1318-21.

U1318.1

Graine, daughter of Mac Maghnusa, queen of Magh-Luirg, wife of Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata, died.

U1318.2

Ruaidhri, son of Donnchadh Ua Conchobair, king of Connacht, was killed by Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir.

U1318.3

The Rock of Loch-Ce was razed by Cathal O'Conchobuir.

U1318.4

Maghnus O'hAnluain was blinded by Niall O'hAnluain.

U1318.5

Niall O'hAnluain, king of the Oirrthir, was killed by the Foreigners of Dun-Delgan in treachery.

U1318.6

A great defeat was given by Andrew Mac Feorais Birmingham and by the Foreigners of Meath to the sons of the kings of Ui-Failghi.

U1318.7

Great cow destruction throughout all Ireland in general.

U1319.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1319-22.

U1319.1

Great war between the king of the Saxons and his Earls.

U1319.2

Matthew O'hEothaigh, bishop of Ard-achadh, rested in Christ.

U1319.3

Murchadh O'Ferghail, chief of the Anghaile, was killed by John O'Ferghail, namely by the son of his brother. Muircertach O'Ferghail was killed by his own brother likewise on the same day.

U1319.4

Donnchadh, son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmata, rested in Christ.

U1319.5

Gilbert O'Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine, died on the None 5th of August.

U1319.6

Henry Mac Gille-Finnein,


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chief of Muinter-Peodachain, was killed by the sons of Amlam Mag Uidhir.

U1319.7

The Baron Richard Mac Feorais Birmingham died.

U1319.8

William de Burgh the Grey, son of William Mor, died.

U1320.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1320-3.

U1320.1

Cairpri O'Mael-Sheclainn was slain.

U1320.2

Jenkin O'Fergail was killed by the sons of John O'Fergail.

U1320.3

O'hEaghra was killed by Ua Connmacain in that year.

U1321.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1321-4.

U1321.1

William de Burgh, son of William Mor, died.

U1321.2

The same cow-destruction (namely, the Maeldornnaigh) prevailed throughout Ireland.

U1321.3

Cathal, son of Domnall, son of Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Andrew, son of Brian of Luighni, son of Toirdhelbach Mor Ua Conchobair, king of Connacht, the person the most active and of most goodness and success that was in the same time with him, was killed by Toirdhelbach O'Conchobuir and by the Connachtmen likewise. And Mael-Sechlainn, son of Toirdhelbach Ua Domnaill and Gilla-Crist Mac Donnchaidh junior and many other persons were killed there. Toirdhelbach (son of Aedh, son of Eogan) Ua Concobuir took the kingship of Connacht.

U1321.4

Raghnall Mag Raghnaill junior, chief of Muinter-Eolais, was killed.


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U1322.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1322-5.

U1322.1

Domnall, son of Brian Ua Neill, king of Tir-Eogain, rested in Christ.

U1322.2

Gilla-Crist Mac Diarmata, the Cleric, died.

U1322.3

Diarmait O'Mael-Brenainn, chief of Clann-Concobuir, rested in Christ.

U1322.4

Cu-Uladh, son of Domnall, son of Brian Ua Neill, one full worthy to be arch-king of Ireland, was killed by the sons of Niall, son of Brian. That man, Cu-Uladh, was the brother of their father.

U1322.5

The same cow-destruction prevailed in Ireland again.

U1322.6

Brian O'Gadhra rested in Christ.

U1323.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1323-6.

U1323.1

Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster (the Red Earl), unique choice of the Foreigners and Gaidhil of of Ireland, died.

U1323.2

Great war between the king of the Saxons and the king of the French.

U1323.3

Lawrence O'Lachtnain, bishop of Oil-finn, rested in Christ. Master John O'Finachta was chosen to the same bishopric.

U1324.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1324-7.

U1324.1

Great war between the king of the Saxons and his own wife, the daughter of the king of the French and the king of the Saxons was deposed by her and her own son was accepted against his father through suggestion of his mother, namely, of the queen and the royal crown was given to the same son through advice of the


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Saxons.

U1324.2

Gormlaith, daughter of Mac Diarmata, died.

U1324.3

Flaithbertach Mag Uidhir, king of Fir-Manach, died.

U1324.4

Mael-Shechlainn Ua Flannagain, chief of Tuath-ratha, was killed by his own kinsmen.

U1324.5

Edward II., king of the Saxons, after his kingship was taken from him, died.

U1324.6

A plague of small-pox prevailed throughout all Ireland.

U1324.7

Fergal, son of Ualgharg Ua Ruairc, died.

U1324.8

Cuilen Ua Dimasaigh died.

U1324.9

Sadhbh, daughter of Mac Aedhagain, died.

U1325.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1325-8.

U1325.1

Mael-Sechlainn O'Raighillaigh, king of Muinter-Mailmordha, was taken prisoner and injured by the Foreigners of Meath. And he was liberated for hostages and died in his own house of his wounds.

U1325.2

Brian son of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh, was killed by Brian, son of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh.

U1325.3

Excessive thunder and lightning in that year, so that they injured the fruit and crops of Ireland, until they were quite withered.

U1325.4

A plague of general disease throughout all Ireland, which was called a Cold: for the space of three days or four it continued on each person, so that he was nigh unto death.

U1325.5

Gilla-na-naingel O'Taichligh, herenagh of Daiminis, died.

U1325.6

Imar Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muinter-Eoluis,was slain.

U1325.7

Sir John Mac Feorais Birmingham, Earl of Lughbaidh, the one Gaidhel the most spirited and best of generosity and prowess that was in Ireland,


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was killed by his own people practising treachery upon him. Many of the foreigners and of the Gaidhil were killed in the same place likewise. The Blind Mac Cerbail, namely, Maelruanaigh, the most choice timpanist of Ireland and of Scotland and of the whole world—and it is not verified that an equal to him in that art ever came from the beginning of the world—was killed, and another good brother of his was killed on the same spot.

U1325.8

Maurice O'Gibillain, arch-master of Ireland in new jurisprudence and in old jurisprudence, i.e. in the Canon and in the Civil Law, one eminent in wisdom and knowledge, professor of poetry and Ogmic and many other arts, canon chorister in Tuaim-da-ghualann and in Oil-finn and in Achad-Conaire and in Cell-aladh and in Enach-duin and in Cluian-ferta; Official and general judge of the archbishopric, rested in Christ.

U1325.9

Thomas O'Mellaigh, bishop of Enach-duin, died in the court of the Pope.

U1325.10

Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir, was slain by Diarmait O'Gadhra in treachery.

U1325.11

A great meeting between Walter de Burgh and Gilbert Mac Goisdelbh of the one side and Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata and Tomaltach, his son and Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh and the Muinter-Mailruanaigh besides of the other side, near the Ford of the Head of Loch-Teiched.

U1325.12

Defeat was inflicted on Mac William, wherein was killed Brian, son of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh by his own kinsman, in revenge of Brian, son of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh, whom the same man killed.

U1325.13

A great hosting by the Earl of Ulster and by Toirdhelbach O'Concobuir, king of Connacht and by Muircertach O'Briain, king of Munster, against Brian Ua


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Briain the Fair. Defeat was inflicted upon them by Brian O'Briain, wherein was killed Concobur O'Briain, well worthy to be king of Ireland for figure and bestowal, together with four score, both noble and base.

U1325.14

Aine, daughter of Ferghal Ua Raighillaigh, wife of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, died.

U1325.15

Donnchadh the Foreigner, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, was killed by Aedh, son of Tadhg, son of Maghnus Ua Conchobair.

U1326.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1326-9.

U1326.1

Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Ruairc, excellent material of a king of Breifni, the son of a king the best disposed and most accomplished that was of the Brefnians, was killed along with other persons by the Foreigners in treachery.

U1326.2

Muircertach, son of Domnall, son of Tadhg Ua Concobuir, lord of Cairpre and Calraighi, select son of the sons of kings, died.

U1326.3

Dabug Mac William de Burgh the Brown, a knight of great substance, rested in Christ.

U1326.4

War arose between Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir and the Muinter-Mailruanaigh.

U1326.5

Cathal, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobair, was put by force from out the Fedha and from Tir-Maine, through injunction of Walter de Burgh imposed on the Clann-Ceallaigh.

U1326.6

Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach Mac Mathgamna died.

U1326.7

Augustine, abbot of Lis-gabhail upon Loch-Erne, died on the 2nd of the Kalends of November October 31.

U1327.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1327-30.

U1327.1

Maghnus, son of Aedh Ua Conchobuir the Brefnian, was killed by that same Cathal and Simon Mac an-fhailgidh was killed there likewise, on the same spot.


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U1327.2

A camp assault was delivered by Toirdhelbach O'Concobuir on Walter Mac William de Burgh and Toirdhelbach routed him throughout Magh-Luirg. Gilbert Mac Goisdelb came with a large force to aid Mac William. Those hosts turned, side by side, on O'Conchobuir, until they reached the ford of Desert-Nuadhat. A few of the force of Ua Conchobuir were killed there and O'Conchobhuir went from the ford spiritedly, orderly into the Territories and camp was taken by Mac William in Cell-Lomat. Peace, honorable and cordial, was made by O'Conchobuir and by Mac Diarmata.

U1327.3

Mael-Sechlainn Mac Carmaic, a general entertainer, died.

U1327.4

Mael-Isu Mac Aedhagain the Brown, died.

U1327.5

A hosting by Ualgharc O'Ruairc, king of Breifni, to Fidh-in-atha. The Foreigners of the town arose against them, so that Art O'Ruairc, material of a king of Breifni and many others were killed there.

U1327.6

Benedict O'Flannagain, prior of Cell-mor of Tir-Driuin, rested in Christ.

U1327.7

Gilla-Isu Ua Raighillaigh, king of Muinter-Mailmordha and of all the Breifni for a long time, died a prosperous senior, after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1327.8

Great defeat was inflicted by Concobur, son of Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Andrew, son of Brian Ua Conchobair of Luighni, on the Dartraighi, so that many of them were killed by him.

U1327.9

(Or perhaps it is on this Kalend year it were right for the death of Maeileachlainn Ua Raighillaigh to be, on the festival of the Nativity of the Lord, namely, A.D. 1327.)


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U1328.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1328-31.

U1328.1

Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata, king of Magh Luirg, abandoned his kingship and took the habit of the Grey Cistercian monks in the Monastery of the Buill. Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, his son, took the same kingship the sixth day after May-Day.

U1328.2

Fergal, son of Mael-Shechlainn Carrach Mac Dairmata, was killed by Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Conchobuir.

U1328.3

A host was led by Walter Mac William de Burgh, into Magh Luirg and the whole country was burned, except the churches and he gave protection to those.

U1329.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1329-32.

U1329.1

Walter Mac William de Burgh was taken prisoner by the Earl de Burgh and carried by him to the castle of Inis-Eogain and he died in that prison of want.

U1329.2

The nobles of Scotland were slain by the Baliol.

U1329.3

The defeat of Berna-in-mil was inflicted on Tomaltach Mac Diarmata and on Mac William, where were killed many of the people of Mac William by the son of the Earl and Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh.

U1330.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1330-33.

U1330.1

Tomaltach, son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmata, died.

U1330.2

William de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, was killed by


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the Foreigners of Ulidia and those Foreigners fell therefor, either hanged, or slain, or drawn, by the people of the king of the Saxons.

U1330.3

Gilbert Mac Goisdelbh was killed by Cathal Mac Diarmata the Foreigner, in the centre of his own castle.

U1330.4

Aedh, son of Domnall Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, the one person that caused most fear and triumph, general guarantor, the one of best sway and rule that was in the same time as he, after gaining victory from world and from demon, after taking the habit of a Grey Cistercian monk upon him, died in his own strong hold and was buried in the church of the Monastery of Ess-ruadh. Conchobur, son of the same Aedh, took the kingship of Tir-Conaill after his father. Contention arose between Art Ua Domnaill and Concobur, the son of his Art's own father, respecting the kingship, and Art was taken prisoner by Concobur and killed immediately by him.

U1330.5

Donnchadh, son of Aedh Ua Cellaigh, was taken prisoner by Toirdhelbach O'Conchobuir, king of Connacht.

U1330.6

Aedh Mac ConShnama died.

U1330.7

Domnall Mac ConShnama, chief of Muinter-Cinaith, died.

U1330.8

Son of the night Mag Fhlannchadha, material of a chief of Dartraighi, was killed by the Connachtmen.

U1331.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1331-4.

U1331.1

A hosting by the Connachtmen, both Foreigner and Gaidhel, into Munster, against Mac Conmara. Pledge and sway were gained by them on Mac Conmara. A church was burned by a party of the host, wherein were two score and one hundred persons, both


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noble and base and two priests were of them and those all were burned.

U1331.2

Ten of the people of Donnchadh the Swarthy, son of Mael-Shechlainn Carrach Mac Diarmata, were drowned on Loch-Teiched.

U1331.3

Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair rested in Christ.

U1332.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1332-5.

U1332.1

John O'hEaghra was taken prisoner by the son of the Earl and considerable part of his people were plundered.

U1332.2

A foray was made by the sons of Domnall on the Foreigners, namely, on the Clan of Gerald the Merry Mac Maurice Fitz Gerald. A great retaliatory foray was made by the Clann-Maurice on the same sons of Domnall.

U1332.3

The West of Connacht was all destroyed by William de Burgh. Persons numerous were killed and preys and burnings and ills innumerable were done by him on the song of the Earl and on the Clann-Ricaird de Burgh. Peace was made between the same de Burghs.

U1333.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1333-6.

U1333.1

Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg, the man who wrought most fear and triumph and was the best for peace and war, charity and humanity that was in Ireland in his own time, died on the Sunday of the Trinity, in his own stronghold, at the Strath of the Rock and was buried in the Monastery of the Buill with an


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honourable funeral. Whoso reads, let him pray. Concobur, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, took the kingship after his father.

U1333.2

Theobald de Burgh died.

U1333.3

Meyler Mac Jordan de Exeter, rested in Christ.

U1333.4

Defeat was inflicted by Eogan Ua Madughain on the Clann-Ricaird de Burgh, wherein fell three score and six, both good and bad.

U1333.5

Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, died.

U1333.6

Niall, son of Concobur Mac Taidhg, was slain by one shot of an arrow.

U1333.7

Trinity O'Naain, general master in divers arts, in the Canon Law and Civil Law, died.

U1333.8

A great foray by the sons of Diarmait Mac Diarmata the Foreigner on the Clann-Goisdelbh and Maiug, son of Waltrim Mac Goisdelb, was killed.

U1333.9

A foray was made by Edmond Mac William de Burgh on the Clann Cathail, wherein Conchobur O'Flannagain and many more of the people of the country were plundered. And Mael-Sechlainn, son of Aedh Ua Flannagain, was killed in the pursuit of the foray and the son of Mac-in-Milidh was taken prisoner by them.

U1333.10

Concobur Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg and Aedh, son of Aedh and the household force of Ua Conchobuir and the Clann-Donnchaidh and the recruits of Crich-Cairpri under Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobair went on a foray into Tir-Fiachrach, until they reached Mullach-ratha. And the beeves of the country fled before them. Large inanimate chattels and many horses were brought by them and by the Connachtmen also with them. The great castle of Mac Goistelb was levelled on that occasion by Toirdhelbach and by the Connachtmen likewise.

U1334.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1334-7.

U1334.1

Peace was made by William the son of the Earl de Burgh with Brian O'Briain the Fair.

U1334.2

Peace was made by Aedh Ua Neill the Stout (that is, Aedh the


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Fat) with the Oirghialla and with the Fir-Manach.

U1334.3

A fortress was made by Toirdhelbach Ua Concobuir at Ath-liacc against Edmond de Burgh.

U1334.4

John O'Fallamain, chief of Clann-hUadach, died.

U1334.5

Tadhg Mag Flannchaidh, chief of Dartraighi, was killed, together with a multitude besides, by Cormac, son of Ruaidhri, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair in revenge of John, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair. And great forays were made on Dartraighi and the son of Maurice Mag Flannchaidh was killed the same day.

U1334.6

Tadhg and Mael-Shechlainn, two sons of Imhar Mag Raghnaill were taken prisoners by Cathal Mag Raghnaill. William, son of Mathgamain Mag Raghnaill and the other part of the children of Imar, namely, Concobur and Tomaltach, royal heirs of Muinter-Eoluis, assembled to pursue them and Cathal Mag Raghnaill and Maghnus, son of Fergall Mag Raghnaill, were killed by them. Tadhg Mag Raghnaill was in consequence made a chieftain of.

U1334.7

Domnall O'Maille the Red and Cormac O'Maille, his son, were killed by the Clann-Mebric and by other Foreigners along with them, the night of the feast of Stephen Dec. 26 this year.

U1334.8

Thomas, son of Carmac Ua Domnaill, bishops of Tir-Conaill Raphoe, eminent in wisdom and in general benevolence in food and in cattle to the learned and the poets of the world, rested in Christ.

U1335.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1335-8.

U1335.1

Ruaidhri (of the hospitality, son of Flaithbertach, son of Donn junior, otherwise Carrach) Mag Uidhir, king of Fir-Manach and of Loch-Eirne (for fourteen years; otherwise, for two years), the man that most bestowed of money and of goods, of horses and of


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herds and of cattle, died on the pillow after victory of praise from learned and from poets.

U1335.2

Edmond son of the red Earl of Ulster was taken prisoner by Edmond de Burgh and put into Loch-Oirbsen. Great evils and general war arose in Connacht through that.

U1335.3

Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Conchobuir, was taken prisoner by Thomas Mag Samhradhain and many of his people were killed, Mag Shamhradhain went to the house of Ua Concobuir the same year and he came back again and on his return an attack was made by the Clann-Muircertaigh and by Muinter-Eoluis and by the muster of the Breifni, both Foreigner and Gallowglass, on him. And Mag Shamhradhain was taken prisoner and many of his people were killed.

U1335.4

Aedh of the Quill, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobuir, was mortally injured in the rere of a foray in the Bolegan and he died thereof.

U1335.5

Derbhail, daughter of Cathal Mac Murchadha, wife of Donnchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir junior, died.

U1336.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1336-9.

U1336.1

A great host was led by Aedh Ua Neill the Stout to Tir-Conaill, whereby were killed the son of John Ua Neill and Geoffrey Ua Domnaill by the people of Ua Dochartaigh.

U1336.2

Ruaidhri O'Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine, was killed by Cathal, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Conchobair, after going from the house of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir to his own. The most eminent in Ireland without dispute was that man.

U1336.3

Edmond Mac William de Burgh was expelled this year.

U1336.4

The wife of the son of the Earl of Ulster, namely, the daughter of Toirdelbach Ua Briain, was taken to wife by Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir, that is, by the king of Connacht, this year and Derbail, daughter of Aedh Ua Domnaill, was abandoned by him.

U1336.5

Thomas Mag Samradhain, who


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was in custody with the Clann-Muircertaigh, was set free in that year, after the daughter of Donnchadh the Swarthy was renounced him and his two sons escaped that year likewise.

U1336.6

A great plague of snows and of frost prevailed that year from the beginning of a fortnight of winter until a part of spring came, so that much of the cattle of Ireland suffered death and the green crops of Ireland went to nought the same year.

U1337.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1337-40.

U1337.1

Great levy of war took place between the Ui-Maine, namely, between Tadhg, son of Tadhg Ua Cellaigh and William, son of Donnchadh Ua Ceallaigh the Momonian and Donnchadh son of Aedh Ua Cellaigh, to whom Toirdelbach O'Concobuir gave the governance of Ui-Maine, namely to Tadhg, and between great part of their own tribe likewise, so that they cast William from the country forth. And they all followed him, until William turned upon them and Donnchadh, son of Aedh Ua Cellaigh, was killed and Tadhg O'Cellaigh was taken prisoner and wounded and underwent death of his injuries.

U1337.2

Mael-Sechlainn Ua Gairmleghaidh, chief of Cenel-Moen, died.

U1337.3

An expedition was gone upon by the sons of Ualgharc Ua Ruairc, namely, Domnall and Aedh and Gilla-Crisd and Ruaidhri, on a foray against Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Conchobair the Brefnian and they made an


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indisputably enormous foray and killed Concobur, son of Donnchadh the Swarthy and many others. Cathal made good pursuit, whereby much of the prey was wrested and Domnall O'Ruairc, the choicest of the sons of the kings of the Breifni and many of his people along with him were killed and Gilla-Crisd O'Ruairc and Mac ConShnama were captured. Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Ua Concobuir, who was in custody with O'Ruairc, was left out for the co-liberation of Gilla-Crisd Ua Ruairc.

U1337.4

Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Concobuir, was taken prisoner by Toirdhelbach O'Conchobuir, namely by the king of Connacht. And war arose through that between O'Conchobuir and Concobur Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg and much was destroyed between them.

U1337.5

Jordan Mac Goisdelb the Red was killed by Cathal Mac Diarmata the Foreigner.

U1337.6

Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh was taken prisoner by Concobur Mac Diarmata that year.

U1337.7

Cathal Mac Diarmata the Foreigner, the choicest of the sons of the kings of Connacht for spirit and for prowess, for excellence and for felicity and for attack, for defending Airtech and Sliabh-Lugha by virtue of his strong hand, was killed by Donnchadh the Swarthy, son of Mail-Shechlainn Carrach Mac Diarmata, through treachery, at Lis-selbaig in Clann-Conchobuir.

U1337.8

Maghnus, son of Cathal, son of Andrew Ua Conchobair, was killed by Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Conchobair the Brefnian.

U1337.9

Brian Mag Samradhain junior was killed by theTellach-Dunchadha.

U1337.10

Eogan Ua hEighin, king of Ui-Fiachrach-Aidhne, was killed by his own kinsmen.

U1337.11

Eogan, son of Geoffrey Mac Raghnaill and Aedh O'Mailmiadhaigh killed each other.

U1337.12

Adam Mag Teichedhain died.

U1337.13

Philip O'Duibhgennain, a sage without question, died.

U1337.14

Iniug, daughter of Mac


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Goisdelb, wife of Eogan Mac Fingin, died.

U1337.15

William, son of Gilbert Mac Goisdelb, was killed on a night-foray in the Breifni by the Tellach-Eachach.

U1337.16

Ruaidhri, son of Maghnus Ua hEaghra, died.

U1337.17

Matthew, son of Annagh Ua Raighillaigh, was killed by Andrew, son of Brian Ua Raighillaigh and great forays were made in the Bolegan during that expedition.

U1338.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1338-41.

U1338.1

Great defeat was inflicted by Mac William de Burgh on the Clann-Maurice, wherein were killed Thomas Mac Maurice, son of Johnock the Red and three score and ten along with them.

U1338.2

Domnall Mag Dorchaidh, chief of Cenel-Luacain, died.

U1338.3

Donnchadh, son of Son of the Night Mag Flannchadha, was killed by Aedh, son of Tadhg Mag Flannchadha.

U1338.4

O'Gairmleghaidh died.

U1338.5

Brian O'Flainn, chief of Sil-Mailruanaigh, died.

U1338.6

Cathal Mac Ceithernaigh was killed by a fall.

U1338.7

The castle of Ros-Comain was taken by Toirdbelbach Ua Conchobuir. And Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair, that was in custody in the castle, betrayed it to O'Concobuir.

U1338.8

John Mag Mathgamna was put out of Airghialla.

U1338.9

Cu-Connacht O'Cuinn, chief of Muinter Gillgain, died.

U1338.10

(Muircertach Mac-in-ghabann, abbot of Clochar, died on the Kalends 1st of February.)

U1339.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1339-42.

U1339.1

The black Gillie Mag Uidhir was drowned on Loch-Eirne in the rere of a foray party.

U1339.2

Great war arose between Toirdelbach O'Conchobuir, king


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of Connacht and Concobur Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg. Edmond de Burgh and Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair and Donnchadh O'Birn rose out with Mac Diarmata. And that O'Birn forced Ua Conchobuir into the church of Oil-finn, on his having gone to take a pledge for a foray committed by the Muinter-Birn on Hubert de Burgh and portion of his gallowglasses were killed under the Constable, namely, under Mac Ruaidhri. Great loss and evil excessive and general war arose through that in all Connacht. And the Clann-Muircertaigh rose out with O'Concobuir in the beginning against Mac Diarmata and they turned again with Mac William and with Mac Diarmata. Treachery was practised on the Clann-William de Burgh, through instigation of O'Conchobuir, whereby Thomas de Burgh was killed in ugly treachery in their own assembly by the Clann-Maurice and Jenkin de Burgh was killed in the same place (or, in the same transaction) by the Clann-Ricaird. Cathal, son of Gilla-Crist, Mac Diarmata, was killed by Fergal Ua Taidhg in the same war. Ferghal, son of Gilla-Crist Mac Cormaic the Fair, was killed in the same war.

U1339.3

A crushing defeat was inflicted by Conchobur Mac Diarmata and by his sons of kings on O'Concobuir near Bel-atha-slissen, whereby the Ford was crossed in a masterly manner past them and Diarmait, son of Brian Ua Ferghail, the best son of a chief of the same age that was in his time of the Conmaicni and the son of Hubert de Burgh, an honourable man without defect and Concobur, son of Donnchadh Ua hEilidhe the Black, were killed there.

U1339.4

John Mag Mathgamna, eminent for generosity and prowess


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was killed with his gallowglasses in the rere of a foray-party by the household force of Aedh, son of Ralph Mag Mathgamna and by the Clann-Ceallaigh, in the pursuit And an equal number were slain as were drowned.

U1339.5

Diarmait the Red, son of Cormac Mac Diarmata junior, died in the habit of a Grey Cistercian monk in the Monastery of the Buill, without leaving reproach to his name respecting hospitality or respecting piety.

U1339.6

Conchobur Mag Eochagain the Red was killed by Foreigners.

U1339.7

Cormac, son of Ruaidhri, son of Domnall Ua Conchobuir, was taken prisoner by Conchobur, son of Tadhg and by Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Conchobuir and Concobur was taken prisoner by Brian, son of Ruaidhri and given into the band of Concobur Mac Diarmata and placed by him in keeping in the Rock of Loch-Ce.

U1339.8

Domnall Ua Dochartaigh, arch-chief of Ard-Midhair—and it is not this alone, for there was little wanting from his having the lordship of Inis-Eogain and the lordship of the Cantred of Tir-hEnna and there was scarcely in Ireland a chief that had more people and a larger horse-host and better spirit and valour, hospitality and bestowal than he—and he died in the centre of his own house and John Ua Dochartaigh took his place.

U1339.9

The Sil-Muiredhaigh, some willingly and some by constraint, disowned the king of Connacht, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir. And these are the chiefest that rose against him: Edmond Mac William de Burgh and Concobur Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg, with their kinsmen and with their sept. And Aedh, son of Aedh the Brefnian, son of Cathal Ua Conchobair the Red and the muster of the Breifni and the Conmaicni along with them and Aedh, son Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair, king of Connacht. And he was expelled from the country by those allies. And this is the advice his friends then gave him: to go to the house of Mac Diarmata by night. And the Clann-Muircertaigh


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got tidings thereof and they lay in wait on the roads and on the paths and on the gaps of danger of the fortress. And he came through those in the night, owing to the darkness, with two or three horsemen. And an attack was made on him on the causeway of the fortress and he came safe from them by virtue of his strong hand and he injured Cathal, son of Aedh the Brefnian. And news thereof reached not Mac Diarmata, until he heard the frays and the execration a-doing throughout the fortress. Thus was it with them till the morrow. And on Mac Diarmata receiving tale thereof, be sent trusty persons to him to put him into the Rock. And he was the greater part of a week therein. And the noble persons of the country used to go secretly every day to him. And if it had been done for Mac Diarmata, peace would have been made with him. And, as it was not made, he Mac Diarmata escorted him to the castle of Ros-Comain and left him there.

U1339.10

Simon, son of Concobur, son of Simon Mac Gilla-Arraith, a chief of the chiefs of Luighni, died.

U1339.11

Aedh, son of Aedh Ua Conchobair the Brefnian, took the kingship of Connacht on Monday, namely, the first Monday of Winter.

U1339.12

Conchobur Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill—and fitting vessel for the arch-kingship of Ireland was he without dispute, for shape and for sense and for intellect, for high-mindedness and for generosity and for pre-eminence, for magnanimity and for great bestowal, for courage and for battle-vigour, for nobility and for gentleness, for humanity and good piety—was killed by Niall Ua Domnaill, namely by the son of his own father, after assaulting his fortress. And his death happened thus: fires and brands were put into the palace. And O'Domnaill came out and fell in the door of his own house, after gaining victory from world and from demon. And orphaned are wisdom and science without a man to


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support or to foster them, after that deed.

U1339.13

Flann O'Domnallain junior; ollam of Connacht, rested in Christ.

U1339.14

Domnall O'Cuindlis, excellent historian and pure-worded exponent ? of the Gaidhilic, was killed by the Ui-Diarmata, shortly before Easter.

U1339.15

A general entertainer, of considerable substance, that was on Loch-Erne, without refusal to powerful or to weak, namely, Matthew Mac Maghnusa; died this year (on the 14th of the Kalends of September Aug. 19).

U1339.16

Thomas Mac Gille-Coisgli, an eminent sage, rested in Christ.

U1339.17

Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, king of Tir-Oilella, was expelled by Concobur Mac Diarmata, namely by his own lord and by his own kinsman and Fergal, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, took Tir-Oilella after him.

U1340.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1340-3.

U1340.1

Slaine, daughter of Ua Briain, wife of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir and sister of his own mother likewise; died.

U1340.2

Derbail, daughter of Ua Domnaill, the best woman that ever came of her own tribe, came on a visit to Conchobur Mac Diarmata to Inis-Doighri and the illness of her death seized her and she was buried in the Monastery of the Buill.

U1340.3

Dubchablach, daughter of Concobur Mac Diarmata, wife of Ua Birn, a choice woman without dispute, died.

U1340.4

Thomas Mag Samradhain, unique choice of the chiefs of Ireland, died.

U1340.5

Muircertach O'Briain, king of Thomond, died and Diarmait Ua Briain was made king in his stead. And he was expelled by Brian O'Briain, who was acknowledged by the nobles of Thomond.

U1340.6

Ulick, son of Richard, son of William de Burgh the Grey, the best Foreign youth of Ireland for generosity and for valour, died.

U1340.7

Cathal O'Madughain was killed by the Clann-Ricaird


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and he was one of the noblest persons in Ireland.

U1340.8

Donnchadh O'Mail-Brenainn, the Cleric, canon chorister in Oil-finn, was killed by one shot of an arrow, by the people of Hubert, son of David Mac William de Burgh the Brown.

U1340.9

Cathal Mac-in-Liathanaigh, abbot of the Trinity, died.

U1340.10

Great defeat was inflicted by the Clann-Feorais Birmingham and the Clann-Ricaird on the Ui-Maine, where were killed eleven sons of kings of the Clann-Cellaigh, under Concobur Ua Ceallaigh the Longhaired.

U1340.11

Aengus Ua Domnaill was made king by Ua Dochartaigh and by Domnall Ua Baighill the Black and by the power of Aedh Ua Neill the Stout and Niall Ua Domnaill was deposed by them. A short time after that, they gave battle to one another and there were killed by Aengus and by the Clann-Muircertaigh. Aindiles O'Baighill, chief of Tir-hAinmirech and his son and Eogan, son of Art Ua Domnaill and many other persons between them, side for side.

U1340.12

John O'FhLaitim, bishop of Cell-aladh, rested in Christ.

U1340.13

John Mac Eoaigh, most distinguished of the learned bishops of Ireland, that is, the bishop of Conmaicni Ardagh, rested in Christ.

U1340.14

Concobur Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg and Airtech and Tir-Oilella and Tir-Tuathail and the Renna and the seven towns of Clann-Cathail and a man with whom a contest was not entered upon without his wresting superiority from every one that engaged with him—for the authors of this time certified that he was the choicest of the subkings of Ireland for shape and for sense, for renown and for substantial bestowal, for generosity and for prowess, for disposition and for true nobleness, so that no one was to be vaunted of beside him of the Gaidhilic stock in his own time. Hence, to certify that, the poet said this poem in his own art:


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Stanza:
    1. If I had made a vaunt of him,
      Mac Diarmata and I made it not,
      Headship of Tara and of the Clan of Conn
      To the chief of Berbha I should give.
    2. I see not in Inis-Fail
      A man to be compared to him;
      There is not as far as the house of Cenn-choradh
      One whom Concobur surpassed not.
    3. Vaunting shall not be done by me
      Before the Men of Ireland out of that,—
      Without vaunting he obtained the pledge
      Of the host of the fair surface of Ireland.—
the death of that sub-king took place in the great house of the Rock, after gaining victory from world and from demon, a week before November-Day, Saturday precisely, and he was buried in the Monastery of the Buill. And Fergal Mac Diarmata, his own brother, was made king in his stead.

U1340.15

(Or it may be on this Kalend year it were right for the death of Nicholas Magraith to be.

U1341.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1341-4.

U1341.1

The bishop of Luighni died.

U1341.2

Murchadh, son of Maelmuadh Ua Eaghra, abbot of the Buill and likely to be bishop of Luighni, rested in Christ.

U1341.3

Matthew, son of Gilla-Crist Mac Diarmata the Cleric, was killed by the Muinter-Eilidhe on the Corr-sliabh.

U1341.4

William, son of Mathgamain Mag Raghnaill, was killed by the sons of Cathal Mag Raghnaill.

U1341.5

Aedh, son of Ralph Mag Mathgamna,


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king of Oirghialla, died and Murchadh Mag Mathgamna junior was chosen in his stead and died at the end of a week. Maghnus, son of Echaidh, son of Ralph, took the kingship of Oirghialla.

U1341.6

Art Ua Mail-Shechlainn, king of Meath, was killed by Cormac O'Mail -Shechlainn the Freckled and himself was made king in his stead.

U1341.7

(Brian, son of Ruaighri Mag Uidhir, rested on the 15th of the Kalends of February Jan. 18.

U1341.8

Nicholas Magraith, incumbent of the Termon of St. Dabeog, died on the Nones 5th of September.)

U1342.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1342-5.

U1342.1

Thomas, son of Cathal Ua Ruairc the Grey, was killed by the Clann-Muircertaigh in the Summer.

U1342.2

Toirdhelbach Ua Concobuir, king of Connacht and one fit to be king of Ireland and one who was of the greatest and noblest and best generosity and prowess that was in Ireland at the same time as he, went to assist Tadhg Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muinter-Eoluis, to Loch-Oirinn, against the Clann-Muircertaigh. And the Clann-Muircertaigh and part of Muinter-Eoluis with them attacked him and he was pursued by them to Fidh-Dorudha and one shot of an arrow killed him there and it is not known who discharged it. And the authors of this time narrate that this is the greatest deed that ever was done with an arrow in Ireland. And the blessing of wisdom and of science on the soul of that arch-king; for not many a man have they to support, or to foster them after him. And in Autumn was he slain.

U1342.3

Brian Ua Ferghail, material


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of an arch-chief of Conmaicni and the choicest of the sons of chiefs of Ireland in his own time, after gaining victory from world and from demon, died. And he passed without incurring any voice of reproach from the learned and from the poets of Ireland.

U1342.4

(Nualaith, daughter of Mag Mathgamna, died on the 6th of the Kalends of June May 27.

U1342.5

Master Thomas Mac Gilla-Coisgle was buried A.D. 1342.)

U1343.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1343-6.

U1343.1 (col.1)

Great war between the Mac Diarmata and Maghnus Mac Diarmata the Foreigner this year and treachery was committed by the sons of Waltrin Mac Goisdelb in his own house on Maghnus Mac Diarmata the Foreigner there and Cormac Blind-eye there.

U1343.1 (col.2)

Maghnus Mac Diarmata the Foreigner was killed in treachery by the sons of Waltrin Mac Goisdelb in his own house and Cormac Blind-eye Mac Finghin was killed ther likewise.

U1343.2

Great war arose between Ualgharc O'Ruairc and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Conchobhair. And battle was given by them to each other and defeat was inflicted on Ua Ruairc by Ruaidhri, son of Cathal and the gallowglasses of Ua Ruairc were all slain, namely, Mag Buirrce and the son of Niall the Lame and all their people, or for the chief part. And O'Ruairc himself was pursued and slain by Maelruanaigh Mac Donnchaidh. And this


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is the greatest deed that was done in Ireland from the death of Cormac, son of Cuilennan, downwards.

U1343.3

Four sons of Cathal, son of Mag Raghnaill the Blind-eye, were taken prisoners on Loch-in-sguir by Concobur Mag Raghnaill. And Tomaltach Mag Raghnaill took them with him to Caisel-Coscraigh and they were killed there, the saddest tale that was done in that time.

U1343.4

The successor of St. Patrick, namely, David Mag Oirechtaigh, died.

U1343.5

Cu-Uladh Mac Cathmail, arch-chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh, was killed by Domnall Mac Cathmail.

U1343.6

Defeat was inflicted by Brian Mag Mathgamna on the Foreigners, whence came three hundred heads of slain to be counted at the place.

U1343.7

Niall O'Domnaill and the Clann Muircertaigh and the son of Feidhlimidh and Maghnus Mac Diarmata pursued Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, into Culmhail and dispersing defeat was inflicted upon him and on the Clann-Donchaidh and slaughter enormous was inflicted upon them, both by drowning and lacerating and wounding. And large preys were carried off by him.

U1344.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 16th of the moon A.D. 1344-7.

U1344.1

Gilla-na naem Ua Ferghail, chief of Muinter hAnghaile, the person that did most of good deeds for


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God and for man, died, after gaining victory from world and from demon. Cathal, son of Murchadh, Ua Ferghail took his place.

U1344.2

Maurice Mac Diarmata, unique choice of the son of a sub-king of Ireland in his own time, was killed by John Mac David de Burgh the Red.

U1344.3

Tadhg Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muinter-Eoluis, was taken prisoner by the Clann-Muircertaigh that year.

U1344.4

William Mac David Bimilis de Burgh was killed by Tadhg the Red, son of Mac Diarmata the Foreigner, in Baile-in-tobair that year.

U1344.5

Fergal Mac Cormaic was killed and it is not known who killed him.

U1344.6

The church of Cell-Ronain was erected by Fergal Ua Duibgennain that year.

U1344.7

Finnguala, daughter of Mac Finghin, wife of Fergal Ua Duibgennain, the woman who was the best that was in Ireland in her own sphere as the the wife of a learned man, died that year.

U1344.8

Thomas Mac Artain (or, Mag Cartain), king of the Ui-nEathach of Ulidia, was hanged by the Foreigners. And there was not a hanging from that of God downwards that was a deed of more pitiable (tale).

U1344.9

Finnghuala, daughter of Mail-Shechlaim Ua Raighillaigh, died.

U1344.10

The Black Gillie Mac Gilla-Cuas died.

U1345.0

Kalends of Jan: on 3rd feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1345-8.

U1345.1

Cathal Ua Fergail, chief of Muiianter-hAnghaile, died.

U1345.2

War arose between Fergal Mac Diarmata and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, son of Andrew, and the fortresss of Mac Diarmata was burned by the son of


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Cathal. Mac Diarmata mustered Connacht and they proceeded after the son of Cathal, and no attempt was made to oppose them until they reached the fortress of the son of Cathal, namely, Baile-in-muta. And it was quickly burned, both stone structure and wooden house, and they took what was there of hostages with them, including the son of Ua Ruairc, and they went themselves safe to their houses.

U1345.3

Niall Ua Dumnaill was slain by Maghnus Ua Domnaill.

U1345.4

Mail-Shechlainn Mag Oirechtaigh, chief of Muinter-Radhuibh, emperor of generosity and guarantor of hospitality and protector of benevolence, rested in Christ. And the heart of wisdom and learning broke of grief for the fair chieftain, so that it cannot progress after the loss of him.

U1345.5

Donnchadh Mag Bradaigh, chief of Cuil-Brighdin, died.

U1345.6

Gilla-na-naem Ua Cianain, abbot of Lis-gabhail, died on the 2nd of the Ides 12th of August.

U1346.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1346-9.

U1346.1

John Mac Domnaill the Black was killed by Maghnus, son of Echaidh Mag Mathgamna.

U1346.2

Gilla-na-naem Ua hUiginn; a poet the readiest, most pure-worded and most general in the arts of poetry that was in Ireland, died a fortnight before Easter, after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1346.3

Defeat was inflicted by Aedh Ua Ruairc on Flaithbertach Ua Ruairc and on Donnchadh Ua Domnaill and on the Dartraighi and Aedh Mag Fhlannchadha, chief of Dartraighi, was slain along with him, and Gilla-Crist Mag Fhlannchadha and Lachlainn, son of Aindiles Ua Baighill, were slain


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there also, and many other persons that are not numbered.

U1346.4

The grandson of the Earl came into Connacht and a prey was seized by him, and Mac William and Mac Feorais overtook him and inflicted enormous defeat on him, and the grandson of the Earl was taken prisoner there, and many of the Clann-Ricaird were taken prisoners or slain there likewise.

U1346.5

Great war arose between Ruaidhri, son of Cathal and Fergal Mac Diarmata, whereupon Mac Diarmata assembled the Foreigners and Gaidhil of all Connacht and the Cenel-Conaill and Clann-Muircertaigh, so that the son of Cathal was forced into Clann-Fermhuighe. And the Foreigners or the Gaidhil could do nothing to him, whence they all turned away from him without pledge or hostage. And he burned and pillaged and harried the greater part of Magh-Luirg after them.

U1346.6

The great plague of the general disease that was throughout Ireland prevailed in Magh-Luirg this year, so that geat destruction of people was inflicted therein. Matthew, son of Cathal Ua Ruairc, died thereof.

U1346.7

Donnchadh Mac Diarmata the Swarthy was taken prisoner by Cormac Diarmata the Deaf and brought with him to Airtech and killed secretly by the people of Airtech.

U1346.8

Richard Ua Raighillaigh, king of East Breifni, died this year.

U1346.9

Gilbert Ua Flannagain, chief of Tuath-Ratha, was killed by the sons of Brian Ua Flannagain.

U1346.10

Muircertach Riaganach Mag Aenghusa was killed by his own kinsmen this year.

U1346.11

Donn Ua Daimin, chief of Tir-Cennfota, died.

U1347.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1347-50.

U1347.1

Ferghal son of Ualgharc Ua Ruairc, was killed by the son of Cathal Mac Donnchaidh the Cleric.

U1347.2

Brian Mac Diarmata, one fit to be king of Magh-Luirg,


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was killed in the town of Ros-Comain, whilst he was with the bishop Ua Finachta, with one shot of an arrow. And the person to whom the discharge of the shot was brought home was mangled and killed therefor, namely, Ruaidhri Ua Donnchadha of the Chamber.

U1347.3

Brian Ua Briain was killed in treachery by the sons of Mac Ceothach.

U1347.4

Aedh, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir the Brefnian, king of Connacht, was killed by Aedh Ua Ruairc on Magh-Enghaide.

U1347.5

Aenghus Ua hEoghusa, a general, expert proficient in the arts of poetry, died.

U1347.6

Aengus Ua Dalaigh the Red (namely; son of Donnchadh, son of Aengus, son of Donnchadh Mor), a sage without defect, died.

U1347.7

Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, was killed by the sons of Ferghal Mac Donnchaidh.

U1347.8

Aedh, son of Amhlam Mag Uidhir, died.

U1348.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1348-51.

U1348.1

Philip Mag Uidhir (namely, chief of Muinter Peodachain) died.

U1348.2

Enna Ua Flannagain, another chief, died.

U1348.3

Eoghan Mac Suibhne was killed by Maghnus Ua Domnaill.

U1348.4

Aedh O'Ruairc was taken prisoner by the son of Philpin Mac William de Burgh, in coming from Cruach-Patraic and Fergal Mac Diarmata rose out on account of that, and there was general war in Connacht and Magh-Luirg was all laid bare through it.

U1348.5

Mathgamain Mac ConShnama was killed by the sons of Donnchadh Mac ConShnama.

U1348.6

A general invitation was issued from William Ua Cellaigh to the learned of


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Ireland, and they came gratefully from him.

U1348.7

Christian Ua Leannain, abbot of Lis-gabhail, died on the . . Ides 13th of April.

U1348.8

(John Andreae, most excellent doctor, who explained the peculiar Rules of the Sixth, the Laws of the Clementine, and composed the Novellae, the Praises of St. Jerome, and explained the enactments of the Speculum, died this year, on the seventh day of the month of July, of the very dire pestilence, and was buried in the church of St. Dominic in the city of Bologna).

U1349.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1349-52.

U1349.1

Aedh, son of Toirdelbach, took the kingship of Connacht by force against the Foreigners and against the Gaidhil.

U1349.2

Nualaith, daughter of Mac Diarmata, died.

U1349.3

Aedh O'Mael-Brenainn and his two sons were slain by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuirr.

U1349.4

Tadhg son of? Jacques Ua Cellaigh, died.

U1349.5

Aedh Ua Ruairc was


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slain by the Clann-Muircertaigh.

U1349.6

Aenghus Ua Domnaill was slain by Maghnus Ua Domnaill.

U1349.7

Thomas Mag Ragnaill died.

U1349.8

The breaking down of Baile-in-duing was effected by Aedh, son of Toirdhelbach Ua Conchobuir and destruction of cows and sheep was wrought there.

U1349.9

Concobur, son of Maurice Mac Donnchaidh, general benefactor respecting cattle and food, died.

U1349.10

Dabug Dillon, son of Ulick of Umall, head of the kerns and of the Dillons of Connacht, died.

U1349.11

David Ua hEogain, herenagh of Inis-cain upon Loch-Erne, died on the 12th of the Kalends of June May 21.

U1350.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1350-3.

U1350.1

Gormlaith, daughter of Ua Domnaill, wife of Ua Neill, rested in Christ.

U1350.2

Aedh, son of Ruaidhri Ua Neill, died.

U1350.3

Tadhg Mag Raghnall, arch-chief of Muinter Eoluis, the choicest of the chiefs of Ireland, was slain by the sons of Geoffrey Mag Raghnaill.

U1350.4

(John Ua Cairbri, successor of St. Tigernach in Cluain-Eois, died this year on the Kalends 1st of February).

U1351.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1351-4.

U1351.1

Brian Ua Dubhda, king of Tir-Fiachrach, died.

U1351.2

Sitric Mag Samradhain died.

U1351.3

Derbhorgaill, daughter of Ua Conchobuir, died.

U1351.4

Tadhg Mac Senlach died.

U1351.5

Cathal, son of Niall Ua Ruairc, died.

U1351.6

Ruaidhri Ua Mordha, king of Laighis, was killed by his own kinsmen and by the folk


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of his house.

U1351.7

The bishop of Sil-Muiredhaigh Elphin, namely, Master John Ua Finachta, died.

U1351.8

Fergal Mag Eochagain, namely, chief of Cenel-Fiachaigh, died.

U1351.9

The bishop of Connacht, Ua Lachtnain, rested in Christ.

U1351.10

Geoffrey Mag Raghnaill died.

U1351.11

Geoffrey Ua Raighillaigh died (on the 9th day of the month of March).

U1351.12

Mac Murchadha was drawn asunder by the Foreigners and a great war arose between the Foreigners and Gaidhil through that.

U1351.13

Aedh Mag Samradhain died of his injuries on being wounded by Ua Falain.

U1351.14

Fergal Mag Eochagain, chief of Cenel-Fiachaigh, died.

U1351.15

Brian, son of Aedh Mor Ua Neill, a general sage, died.

U1351.16

Ruaidhri, son of John Mag Mathgamna, was killed in the fortress of Mag Mathgamna.

U1351.17

The abbot of Sruthair, the son of Cathal, died: that is, Murchadh, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail, died.

U1351.18

(Philip Mag Uidhir, chief of Muinter-Feodachan, died on the None 5th of February).

U1352.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1352-5.

U1352.1

Maurice Fitz Thomas (Earl of Desmond), Justiciary of Ireland, died.

U1352.2

Niall Mag Mathgamma was slain by the sons of John Mag Mathgama.

U1352.3

Domnall, son of John Ua Fergail, chief of Muinter-Anghaile, died.


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U1352.4

Concobur Mac ConShnama, bishop of the Breifni from Druim-cliabh to Cenannus, died.

U1352.5

Diarmait O'Mailmiadhaigh, chief of Muinter-Cerballain, was slain by the Muinter-Birn, and many of the Muinter-Eolais were slain along with him.

U1352.6

The Prior of the Trinity, Mac Gall-Gaidhil, died.

U1352.7

Cathal O'Cuinn, chief of Muinter-Gilgain, and five of his kinsmen were slain by the sons of Aedh and the sons of John.

U1352.8

Adug Mac Uidhilin was slain by the Oirthir.

U1352.9

Cormac Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muinter-Eoluis, was slain by the sons of Imar Mag Raghnaill and Conn, son of Tomaltach Mag Ragnaill, was slain there.

U1352.10

Borgaill, daughter of Ua Ferghail, died.

U1352.11 (col.1)

Donnchadh O'Domnaill was slain (namely, by Donn Mac Murchadha, in the fortress of Aedh Mag Uidhir the Red) in carrying the daughter of Mag Uidhir by force with him; that is, (Gormlaith) the daughter of Aedh the Red.

U1352.11 (col.2)

Donnchadh Ua Domnaill was slain in carrying the daughter of Mag Uidhir with him by force; that is, the daughter (namely, Gormlaith) of Aedh Mag Uidhir the Red. And by Donn Mac Murchadha was he killed in the fortress of Mag Uidhir, and so on.

U1352.12

Tadhg Mac Aedhagain died.

U1353.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1353-6.

U1353.1

Mor, daughter of Ua Concobuir, wife of Ua Ferghail, died.

U1353.2

Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir,


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died.

U1353.3

Muircertach, son of John, son of Domnall, son of Brian Ua Neill, was slain (on the 5th of the Nones 3rd of March) by Philip Mag Uidhir.

U1353.4

Diarmait, son of Diarmait Mag Carthaigh and his son, Donnchadh, were slain by the son of Ua Suillebhain.

U1353.5

The Justiciary of Ath-cliath died.

U1353.6

Mac Feorais was slain by the Foreigners.

U1353.7

Toirdhelbach, son of Aedh Ua Conchbuir, was slain by the Clann-Donnchaidh.

U1353.8

Aedh, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir, king of Connacht, was slain by the sons of Ua Cellaigh through jealousy.

U1353.9

Dubghall Mac Suibne was slain by Domnall O'Concobuir.

U1353.10

Donnchadh Mac Conmara was slain by the Sil-Briain.

U1353.11

Domnall, son of Aedh the Brefnian, died.

U1353.12

Nicholas Mac Cathusaigh, bishop of Oirgialla, died (in the Harvest), and Brian Mac Cathmail was chosen in his stead.

U1353.13

Solomon Ua Mellain, keeper of the Bell of the Testament, general protector, rested in Christ.

U1353.14

Donnchadh Proistech was slain by two of his own people.

U1353.15

Gerodin Tyrrell was drawn asunder by the Saxons on the green of Ath-cliath.

U1353.16

Feidhlimidh, son of Aedh, son of Domnall Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, was slain by the son of his own brother, namely, John, son of Concobur, son of Aedh, son of Domnall, in contesting the kingship with him.

U1353.17

Murchadh, son of Brian Ua Neill, died.

U1353.18

Brian, son of Maghnus, died on the 6th of the Ides 8th of April.


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U1354.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1354-7.

U1354.1

Maghnus (son of Eachaidh) Mag Mathgamna, king of Oirghialla, died (in the Spring).

U1354.2

Lochlainn, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, died.

U1354.3

John, son of Brian Ua Raighillaigh, was slain by the Foreigners.

U1354.4

Matthew, son of Thomas Ua Ruairc, head of the prowess of the Breifni, died.

U1354.5

Niall Ua Fairceallaigh was killed by one shot of an arrow by the Cenel-Luachain. And had he lived, he would have been Superior on the morrow.

U1354.6

Fergal Ua Duibhgennain, ollam of the Breifni, died:

    1. O'Duibhgennain, strong his prowess,
      To grant this is not a false decision ; Excellent
      Abode of ollams and of learned.
    2. Fergal was a poet that was not bitter,
      A historian impartial and a bounteous person,
      Every comfort is supplied in his house,
      A perfect ollam and herenagh.

U1354.7

General peace was made between the two Cathals namely, Cathal, son of Cathal and Cathal, son of Aedh the Brefnian.

U1354.8

Donnsleibhe Mac Cerbaill, noble master of melody, the person that was best in his own art in Ireland, died.

U1354.9

Brian, son of Gilla-Crist Ua Ruairc, died.

U1354.10

Maghnus Mag Samradhain the Tawny was killed in the Route of Mac Uidhilin by Aedh Ua Neill.

U1354.11

Clement Ua Duibgennain (namely, the priest of the Foxes), vicar of Cell-Ronain, rested in Christ.

U1354.12

Mail-Sechlainn Mac Domnaill, chief of Clann-Cellaigh, died.


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U1355.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1355-8.

U1355.1

Domnall Ua hEghra, king of Luighni, died about Easter.

U1355.2

Maghnus Mag Uidhir (namely, son of Aedh the Red) was killed (on the 12th of the Kalends of May April 20) by the Clann-Cathmhail.

U1355.3

Concobur Ua hAinlidhe, chief of Cenel-Dobtha died.

U1355.4

Great defeat was inflicted by Aedh Ua Neill on the Oirgialla and on the Fir-Manach. Aedh Mac Caba was killed therein, and the son of the bishop Ua Dubda and many other persons were slain therein.

U1355.5

Great defeat was inflicted by Ua Mordha on the Foreigners of Ath-cliath, and twelve score were slain of them.

U1355.6

A great shower came in that Summer in Cairbre and not less than a very ripe full-grown apple was every stone of them.

U1355.7

Brian Mac Cathmail, bishop of Oirgialla, rested in Christ.

U1355.8

Jenkin Mac Uidhilin, one fit to be Constable of the Fifth of Ulster, died.

U1355.9

The son of Andrew Mac Feorais Birmingham died.

U1355.10

Toirdelbach, son of Aedh Ua Neill of the Wood, was slain on the 5th of the Kalends of June May 28.

U1355.11

(A great foray-hosting was made by Ua Neill (namely, by Aodh Mor, son of Toirdelbach) into Tir-Conaill, whereby were reckoned to be driven off seventeen herds of cattle chattel, besides sheep and goats and swine and three score choice steeds of their steeds. And their hostages came in the rear of the preys, A.D. 1355).


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U1356.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1356-9.

U1356.1

Cormac Mag Carthaigh, king of Desmond, died.

U1356.2

Domnall, son of Tadhg Ua Mathgamna, died.

U1356.3

Aedh son of Concobur Mac Aedhagain, who was to be chief professor of jurisprudence, died

U1356.4

A great defeat (the defeat of Ath-seanaigh) was inflicted by Cathal junior, son of Cathal Ua Concobhuir, near Ath-senaigh on the Conailli: (namely, on John, son of Concobar Ua Domnaill and) John Ua Dochartaigh, chief of Ard-Midhair and Eogan the Connacian and Toirdelbach Mac Suibhne were taken prisoners by the son of Ua Concobuir. Matthew Mag Samradhain, who was to be chief of Tellach-Eachach, was mortally injured that day and died at his own house. The kingship of Tir-Connaill was taken by the son of Ua Concobuir.

U1356.5

Donnchadh Mag Uidhir was killed by the son of Donn (namely, Ardgal junior), son of Flaithbertach Mag Uidhir (and by Art, son of Flaithbertach).

U1356.6

Maghnus Ua Domnaill the Guileful took the kingship of Tir-Conaill this year, but without the title of king being bestowed upon, him.

U1356.7

Cathal the Deaf, son of Cathal Ua Ruairc, was slain in the same war. And he and Mail-Shechlainn Ua Gairmleghaidh fell by one another.

U1356.8

Muircertach, son of Thomas Ua Floinn, who was to be king of Ui-Tuirtri, was slain in treachery by Aedh, son of Brian, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny

U1356.9

Murchadh Mac Mathgamna junior, who was to be king of Corco-Baiscinn, was killed by the Sil-Briain.

U1356.10

Brian Mac Donnchaidh, who was to be king of Ui-Oillella, was killed by Mac Sencha of the septs of O'Gadhra.

U1356.11

Henry, son of Ulick, son of Richard de Burgh, died


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U1357.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria 10th of the moon, A.D. 1357-60.

U1357.1

Maelruanaigh, son of the Wry-necked Gillie Ua Baighill, died.

U1357.2

Sir Robert Savage died.

U1357.3

Amlaim, son of Geoffrey Mag Raghnaill, was slain.

U1357.4

Great burnings happened at the same time, namely, those of the town of Ros-Comain and Daim-inis and Sligech and the Monastery of Lis-gabail and Fighnach and Druim-lias.

U1357.5

John, son of Gilla-Crist Ua Ruairc, was slain by Aedh Mac Dorchaidh.

U1357.6

Diarmait O'hAinlidhe died.

U1357.7

The Primate of Ard-Macha, vicar of St. Patrick, rested in Christ.

U1357.8

Ferghal son of Geofrey Mag Raghnaill; Cathal, son of the Blind Mag Raghnaill, were slain.

U1357.9

John, son of Simug Mac Uidhilin, was killed.

U1357.10

Naemug Ua Duibgennein died.

U1357.11

Diarmait, son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmata the Grey, was killed by Cathal junior, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir.

U1357.12

The daughter of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir, wife of Ferghal Ua Raighillaigh, was killed by a fall.

U1357.13

The son of the king of the Saxons came into Ireland.

U1357.14

Gilla-na-naem O'Conmaidh, ollam of Thomond, namely, in timpan-playing, died.

U1357.15

Mathgamain Mag Uidhir the Foreigner, namely, son
[...]
, died on the 7th of the Kalends of April March 26

U1358.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1358-61.

U1358.1

Benedict O'Mochain, herenagh of Cell-Athrachta,


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rested in Christ.

U1358.2

Art Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster and Domnall the Swarthy, who was to be king of Leinster, were captured in treachery by the son of the king of the Saxons in his own house, and they perished with him.

U1358.3

Cormac Ua Mail-Shechlainn the Freckled, king of Meath, died.

U1358.4

Donnchadh Ua Lochlainn, king of Corcumruadh, died.

U1358.5

Nicholas O'Finachta died.

U1358.6

Tomaltach Mac Neill was killed.

U1358.7

Sir Redmond de Burgh died.

U1358.8

Dubog, daughter of Aedh Mag Uidhir, wife of Cu-Connacht, son of Philip Mag Mathgamna, died this year.

U1358.9

The King's Game was rife in this year in Ireland. Richard Savage died thereof.

U1358.10

Cathal and Muircertach, two sons of Aedh, son of Eogan, died.

U1358.11

Redmond, son of de Burgh of the Muine, died.

U1358.12

Walter Stanton died.

U1358.13

Gilbert, son of Meyler, died.

U1358.14

Thomas Mag Tigernain, chief of Tellach-Dunchadha, died.

U1358.15

Tuathal Ua Maille died.

U1358.16

(Oengus Ua Cairpri died on the Nones 7th of March.)

U1359.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1359-62.

U1359.1

Eogan Ua Conchobuir the Fair, son of the king of Connacht, died.

U1359.2

Tomaltach Ua Birn died.

U1359.3

Eogan Ua Maille and his son died.

U1359.4

Maelruanaigh O'Dubda died.

U1359.5

The daughter of Ua Maille, wife of Domnall Ua Dubhda, died.

U1359.6

Domnall, son of Ruaidhri


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Ua Cellaigh, died.

U1359.7

Niall Mag Samradhain, chief of Tellach-Eathach, died.

U1359.8

Aengus Mac-in-oglaich, herenagh of Cell-oiridh, rested in Christ.

U1359.9

Cathal junior, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir, died the third day after November-Day.

U1359.10

Murchadh Mac Taidhg, the monk, rested in Christ.

U1359.11

The Vicar of Imaidh, namely, O'Ferghusa, died.

U1359.12

Diarmait, son of John, chief of the Muinter-hAnghaile, died.

U1359.13

Cormac Ua Cuinn, chief of Muinter-Gillgain, died.

U1359.14

Tadhg, son of Concobur Ua Briain, was slain by the Clann-Cuilen.

U1359.15

Philip, son of Ralph Mor Mag Mathgamna, king of Oirgialla, died.

U1360.0

Kalends of Jan. on lst feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1360-3.

U1360.1

Muircertach the Red, son of Domnall of Irras, was slain by the son of Maghnus.

U1360.2

Maghnus Ua Domnaill of Tir-Eogain died.

U1360.3

Aedh Mag Uidhir (the Red), king of Fir-Manach, died this year.

U1360.4

Maghnus, son of Aedh Ua Domnaill, one who was to be king of Tir-Conaill, was slain by Maghnus, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir.

U1360.5

Tadhg Mac ConShnama, chief of MuinterCinaetha, was injured and taken prisoner by Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Conchobuir the Brefnian, and he died in that custody.

U1360.6

Catherine, daughter of Ua Ferghail, wife of Ua Raighillaigh, died.

U1360.7

Cathal Mac Donnchaidh was slain by the people of Magh-Luirg.

U1360.8

Great wind in that year that broke houses and churches and sank many craft and barks


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U1361.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1361-4.

U1361.1

Diarmait Ua Briain, king of Thomond, died.

U1361.2

Mael-Shechlainn Ua Ferghail, chief of Muinter-hAngaile, died.

U1361.3

Domnall, son of Ruaidhri Ua Cellaigh, one who was to be king of Ui-Maine, died.

U1361.4

The daughter of Walter de Burgh, wife of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh, died.

U1361.5

Derbail, daughter of the bishop Ua Domnaill, wife of Mag Uidhir (namely, of Aedh Mag Uidhir the Red), died.

U1361.6

Aedh Ua Neill, the best king of the Half of Conn that came in the late time into the kingship of the Fifth of Ulster, died this year.

U1361.7

Domnall Mag Uidhir, lord of Clann-Fergaile, died.

U1361.8

Gilla-na-naem O'Duibhdaboirenn, chief judge of Corcumruadh of Ua Lochlainn, died.

U1361.9

Bran Ua Brain, an eminent timpanist, died.

U1361.10

Diarmait Ua Sgingin, a good historian and antiquary, died.

U1361.11

Aiffric, daughter of Brian Ua Raighillaigh, wife of Brian Mag Tigernain, died a week before Easter. And there was no stint to her goodness up to the time of her decease.

U1362.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1362-5.

U1362.1

Ruaidhri, son of Domnall Ua Neill, was killed by Mael-Shechlainn, son of the Dwarf; with one shot of an arrow.

U1362.2

Tomaltach, son of Murchadh Ua Ferghail, died.

U1362.3

Great war in this year between the Clann-Goisdelb and the Luighni and an attack was made


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by the Clann-Goisdelb on the Luighni. Excessive loss and destruction of good persons was inflicted on the Luighni on that expedition: namely, six sons of kings of the nobles of Muinter-hEghra were slain under Cormac Ua Eaghra.

U1362.4

Adam Ua Fialain died.

U1362.5

An attack was made by Aedh Mac Diarmata on the Muinter-Eoluis. Great wrongs and excessive preys were made on the Muinter- Eoluis on that occasion. But they were not forays without retaliations, those forays; for there were slain enormous numbers of nobles about them, under the best man for a general house of guests that was in Connacht in his time, to wit, under Cormac, son of Diarmait the Red and under the two sons of Tomaltach Ua Birn. Diarmait Mac Diarmata and Maelruanaigh, son of Donnchadh the Swarthy, were taken prisoners on the same foray.

U1362.6

Feidhlimidh Ua Concobuir of the Hospitality, king of Corcumruadh, that is, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, distinguished without ebb of hospitality, died that year.

U1362.7

Brian, son of Matthew Mag Tigernain, the son of a chief of greatest felicity and pre-eminence, general patron respecting food and cattle, died about the feast of Saint James July 25 that year, as the poet said: Stanza:

    1. Brian Mag Tigernain of the contests,
      With his hospitality comparison were not just
      He practised hospitality without reward,
      Heaven was the end of his battle-career.

U1362.8

Brian, son of Aedh Mag Mathgamna, took the kingship of Oirghialla and marriage-alliance and friendship were contracted by him with Somairle, son of John Mac


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Domnaill the Black, namely, with the Constable of the Fifth of Ulster, so that he forced him to abandon the daughter of Ua Raighillaigh and gave his own daughter to him. Shortly after that, he Brian brought him to himself into his own house to drink wine. And when that person expected to obtain the wine, the bidding he got was that Brian himself wound his two hands about him and he was seized rudely, contumeliously and carried out—and the few of his people that were in his company—so that his feet and hands were made fast and tied together and he was put into a lake. And tidings of him are not known from that out. Bands were despatched throughout the country and wherever his people were found, they were slain and plundered. Woe the world and land and water wherein was submerged the noble, well-born offspring, to wit, one who was to be king of Insi-Gall Hebridesl, namely, the son of John the Black, son of Alexander. As the poet said: Stanza:
    1. This is the lake wherein was put an innocent one,
      Somuirle of the sharp-pointed spears,
      Mid merriment and noise and laughter,
      For it is wine 'neath which he was submerged.
Not an evil without retribution even for a very short time was that evil. For Domnall, son of Aedh Ua Neill and Toirdelbach Ua Neill mustered and gave large donatives and brotherhood and peace to the clan of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, namely, to Brian, son of Henry Ua Neill, together with his kinsmen. And there came likewise into that muster Niall, son of Murchadh, son of Murchadh Mor Mag Mathgamna; brother of the mother

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of Mac Domnaill and half-king of Oirgialla was this person. And there came what was in the Fifth of Ulster of the Clann-Domnaill, under Toirdelbach Mor Mac Domnaill and under his son, namely, under Alexander and under the son of Somairle himself, that is, under John junior and they betook themselves to attack Rath-tulach, that is, the fortress of Mag Mathgamna. And word came before them and they the garrison abandoned the place and defeat with loss of moveables was inflicted on them and they were not desisted from in pursuit until they reached Loch-Eirne, so that their chattel and their cattle were simultaneously seized completely by the Fir-Manach and by the allied host. Thus Brian Mag Mathgamna was expelled from out the country into the protection of Muinter-Mailmordha and his wife and his daughter were captured.

U1362.9

Cu-Connacht Ua Raighillaigh, king of Breifni, went into the Friars of his own will—a spirited, powerful king was he—and the kingship was given to Philip, namely, to his brother.

U1362.10

Eocbaidh, son of Toirdelbach Mag Mathgamna, was killed

U1362.11

(The Parson O'Congaile, that is, Paidin, namely, archdeacon of Ros-orcir, died.)

U1363.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1363-6.

U1363.1

Cathal, son of Aedh the Brefnian, son of Cathal the Red and Maghnus junior, his son and Muircertach Mac Caelridocair and Maurice Ua Maelatuile and Diarmaid Mac Simoin and Diarmaid Mac Gilla-Beraigh were killed in treachery, on the 3rd of the Ides 13th of May, on Srath-Fer-Luirg by the Fir-Manach. And


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enormous preys were made on the Clang-Muircertaigh and peace was made by the Fir-Manach with the Muinter-Ruairc and their injuries were mutually forgiven for ill to the Clann-Muircertaigh. And the son of Ruaidhri took the place of Cathal Ua Concobuir that year.

U1363.2 (col. 1)

An incursion was made by the Muinter-Ruairc into the Breifni in the company of the Fir-Manach and a flank attack was made by the younger sons of kings of Cathal Mag Flannchadha, therin.

U1363.2 (col. 2)

Cathal Mag Flannchadha, chief of Dartraighi, was slain by the clan of Muircertach Ua Concobuir on a night attack. The Clann-Muircertaigh and chief of Dartraighi was slain.

U1363.3

Muster was made by Domnall Ua Neill and by the Clann-Domnaill, namely, by Toirdhelbach Mac Domnaill and by Alexander Mac Domnaill to attack Niall Ua Neill. And Mac Cathmail was put from out the country by them and that chief went to join Niall Ua Neill. The rear of the migrating forces was overtaken. And Ragnall, son of Alexander, that is, the heir of the Clann-Alexandair, came from Innsi-Gall about that time to Niall Ua Neill. The kerns of the two parties met with one another, that is, the whole sept of the Clann-Domnaill. And Raghnall sent messengers to where his own kinsman, namely, Toirdelbach and his son, to wit, Alexander, were, and he asked in honour of the seniority and of the brotherhood not to come against him. And no attention was paid to him and respite was not given to him, but they advanced up to the ford whereon they saw Raghnall and they gave


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battle to one another. And the son of Raghnall was slain and wounded between them. And Alexander Mac Domnaill was taken prisoner at the same ford. And it was the wish of the people of Raghnall to kill him: but Raghnall did not allow them; for he said that the loss of his son and kinsman should not be upon him. And Mac Cathmail with his horse-host was pressing upon the horsehost of Domnall Ua Neill and O'Neill himself overtook them . . and Domnall took the rear of his own horse-host and brought them safe with him. And many of his people were wounded and killed.

U1363.4

Great war arose between the Foreigners of Connacht and the Clann-Maurice were expelled by Mac William and they went to the Clann-Ricaird and a great hosting was made by Mac William and by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh, king of Connacht and by the son of Maghnus Ua Conchobuir and by William O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, into the upper part of Connacht against the Clann-Ricaird. And many of the Momonians rose out with the Clann-Ricaird and they were the greater part of a quarter of a year in leaguer against one another and sway was got by Mac William at the end. The pledges of the Clann-Ricaird were brought by him with him and himself came with spirit and force from that expedition.

U1363.5

Muircertach, son of Raghnall, son of Raghnall Mor Mag Raghnaill, material of an archchief without defect, was killed in treachery by the chief of Muinter-hEoluis, namely, by Mail-Shechlainn Mag Raghnaill, the first Monday after November-Day. And the chief by whom was done the killing, he died himself at the end of two months after that.

U1363.6

Huigin Tyrrell, namely, chief of Fir-Tulach, was slain (that year) by the Clann-Feorais Birmingham and it was without dispute a great Foreign deed.


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U1364.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1364-7.

U1364.1

The bishop, Ua Ferghail, namely, bishop of Ard-achaidh, eminent without defect in piety, or in charity, or in good hospitality, rested in Christ

U1364.2

The archdeacon of Oirgialla, namely Malachy Mag Uidhir, eminent without want of hospitality, rested in Christ.

U1364.3

Sitric, son of the herenagh, a prince of general fame and noble head of his own sept, died.

U1364.4

Cathal, son of Imar Mag Tigernain, general support for weak and strong, died.

U1364.5

A great migratory incursion was made by the Clann-Muircertaigh into Magh-Nissi, and an attack was made by them on the people of Magh-Luirg, namely, by Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobuir and by the nobles of his people, together with their great muster that is, with Fergal Mag Tigernain, chief of Tellach Dunchada and by Diarmait Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muinter-Eoluis, along with a muster of Gaidhil and gallowglasses. The stronghold of Aedh Mac Diarmata was burned by them. Fergal Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg and Aedh Mac Diarmata rose out in that movement. An onset and attack of cavalry exclusively was given to each other at Ait-tighi-Mic-Coise and decisive defeat was inflicted on the people of Magh-Luirg and twelve persons were killed of the favourite nobles of Mac Diarmata and Aedh himself was injured there. And Mac Diarmata and Aedh Mac Diarmata took charge of the rear of their people spiritedly and powerfully from that out.

U1364.6

Cu-Connacht Ua Raighillaigh, king of Breifni,


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died,—namely, the greatest tale respecting a sub-king that came in the end of time and shall come to doom. And may God show his own goodness to him.

U1364.7

Andrew Ua Taichligh, lord over half the territory of Muinter-Taichligh, died.

U1364.8

Feidhlimidh Ua Raighillaigh was killed by a fall that year.

U1364.9

Great defeat (the Defeat of the Strand of Eothail) was inflicted by Domnall, son of Muircertach and by Muinter-Ruairc and by Mac Donnchaidh and by Theobald de Burgh with their retained kerns on Tadhg, son of Maghnus. And they were overtaken on the Strand of Eothail and the gallowglasses of the son of Maghnus were slain there—seven score and ten—under Domnall, son of Somairle and under Domnall junior, his son and under the two sons of Mac Suibhne and under the son of the bishop Ua Dubhda and under William Mac Sithigi.

U1364.10

A raid was made by the Clann-Muircertaigh on the Muinter-Ruairc and the wife of Ua Ruairc Mor was killed on that expedition, namely, Derbail, daughter of Mailruanaigh Mor Mac Diarmata. And there came not since Una, daughter of the king of Lochlann, a woman of greater beneficence.

U1364.11

Another raid was made by the Clann-Muircertaigh on the Fir-Manach and Inis-mor was pillaged by them and Loch-Berraigh and the Senad were pillaged by them and an excessive amount of valuables was carried off with them by them and they came safe therefrom afterwards.

U1365.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1365-8.

U1365.1

Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, arch-king of Connacht, head of the valour and


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prowess of the Half of Conn, died this year, after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1365.2

Ferghal Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg, lion of the nobleness and hospitality of Ireland, died.

U1365.3

Cormac Mac Diarmata junior died.

U1365.4

Tomaltach, son of Fergal Mac Diarmata, tanist of Magh-Luirg, died.

U1365.5

Kingship was taken by Aedh, son of Concobur Mac Diarmata, that year.

U1365.6

The Fifth of Connacht was taken by Ruaidhri, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir, this year.

U1365.7

Ruaidhri, son of Johnock Mag Eochagain, hawk of valour and of prowess and of readiness of hospitality and of liberality of Meath from the town of Ath-cliath to the town of Ath-luain, after gaining victory from world and from demon, died

U1365.8

William Mac William the Saxon died.

U1365.9

A great hosting was made by Niall Ua Neill, namely, by the king of Ulster and one worthy to be arch-king of Ireland, into Oirghialla and the nobles of all the Fifth rose out with him for a leaguer on Brian Mac Mathgamna. And a fortified position was taken up in the midst of the territory by Ua Neill. And large donatives were proffered from Brian Mag Mathgamna to Ua Neill: to wit, half of Oirghialla to be given to Niall, son of Murchadh, namely to the king that was before that in the country and large donatives in payment of the death of Mac Domnaill from him likewise. Ua Neill indeed consented to that. But a compact was made by the son of Murchadh Mag Mathgamna (namely, Niall), and by


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Alexander Mac Domnaill, that is by the lord of the gallowglasses and they went, without leave from Ua Neill, three equal, manageable battalions, to attack Mag Mathgamna. And a camp-attack was delivered by them on him and Mag Mathgamna rose out with the whole of his forces and his noble muster against them. And victory was gained from the attacking host by them and the son of Murchadh Mag Mathgamna (namely, Niall), heir of Oirgialla, was slain there and Alexander junior, son of Toirdelbach Mac Domnaill, Constable of the gallowglasses and heir of the Clann-Domnaill, was slain there and Eogan junior, son of Toirdelbach, son of Mail-Sechlainn Ua Domnaill was slain there along with many others.

U1365.10

Cu-Uladh, son of the Dwarf, family head of his own ilk, died and his son, a young master of learning, died likewise in returning from Saxon-land.

U1365.11

Fiachra O'Flainn, who was to be chief of Sil-Mailruanaigh, the son of a chief that was best in his own time, and his wife, namely, a superior woman without challenge, died.

U1365.12

The successor of St. Moedhoc—and he was archdeacon of the Breifni likewise—a man full of the grace of the Holy Spirit and of charity and of humanity, died that year, after gaining victory from world and from demon

U1365.13

Thomas Ua Floinn, king of Ui-Tuirtri, eminent without defect of generosity, or of nobleness, or of pre-eminence, died this year.

U1365.14

Tadhg, son of Maghnus, son of Cathal


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Mac Domnaill, was taken prisoner by Conchobuir in treachery in his own stronghold and put into the hands of Ua Ferghail to be detained.

U1365.15

Great war arose in Connacht through that between Mac William and O'Conchobhair.

[Entries U1366.10 and U1366.11 are in reverse order in the Irish text.]

U1366.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1366-9.

U1366.1

Philip Ua Raighillaigh was taken prisoner and deposed by his own kinsmen and he was put into the Rock of Loch-huachtair and great hardship inflicted on him. And the kingship was taken by Maghnus Ua Raighillaigh. And great war arose in the Breifni through that.

U1366.2

Gerald Caemanach, material of an arch-king of Leinster, was killed by the Black Knight,—a great deed for the Gaidhil of all Ireland.

U1366.3

Tigernan Ua Ruairc went on a foray into Lorg and the prey was brought spiritedly by them with them and Aedh junior, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc, was killed thereon by Ua Mael-aduain of Lorg.

U1366.4

The Dean Ua Bardin, a sage without defect, died.

U1366.5

Diarmait Red-hand Mac Murchadha, arch king of Leinster, was in long custody with the Foreigners of Ath-cliath, having been captured in treachery by the Black Knight and he was drawn asunder at the end by them,—a deed the greatest that was done in the end of time.

U1366.6

Mathgamain Ua Briain of Maenmagh, king of Thomond, the best and the most pre-eminent Gaidhel that was during his own period, died in his own stronghold, after victory of penance. And his son Brian Ua


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Briain junior took his place after him.

U1366.7

Defeat was inflicted on Maghnus Ua Raighillaigh (namely, the Defeat of the Strand, at the Island of the Trinity), twenty nights before Lammas, by the sons of the kings and by Mag Mathgamna and by Mac Caba. And many of the people of Ua Raighillaigh were slain there, under three sons of Cormac Ua Ferghail, namely, Jenkin and Mael-Sechlainn and Ferghus. And Feidhlimidh, son of Aedh Ua Conchobuir of the Quill, a son of a king without lack of nobleness or generosity, was slain there. And Donn Mac Canrubha, the unique youth of the Fifth of Connacht in joyance and in brilliant prowess and in noble hospitality, was slain there likewise. And Sitric Mac-in-Maighistir of the nose, a man that kept a general guest-house, was slain there. And many others were slain there.

U1366.8

Ua Maeladuin, king of Lorg, was killed in treachery by the sons of Niall Ua Domnaill. And Philip Mag Uidhir, king of the seven Territories, went, with a large fleet, to avenge his vassal on the sons of Ua Domnaill and Niall Ua Domnaill junior was slain by him in a naval engagement on Finn-Loch.

U1366.9

Great war arose between Niall Ua Neill and Domnaill Ua Neill in that year.

U1366.10

Donnchadh Ua Birn, chief of Tir-Briuin, died.

U1366.11

Brian, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, one fit to be a king of Ireland for nobleness, for generosity and for distinguished prowess, died in that year.

U1366.12

Bishop Odo Ua Neill, namely, bishop of Oirghialla, a pious, generous sage, rested in Christ (on the 6th of the Kalends of August July 27), after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1366.13

Richard Ua Raighillaigh, that is, bishop


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of the Breifni, rested in Christ.

U1366.14

The archdeacon of the Breifni died likewise; namely, William, the archdeacon, a felicitous sage, and so on.

U1366.15

Brian, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, a good son of a king, died.

U1366.16

John, son of Edmond, son of Hubert, died.

U1366.17

Raghnall O'hAinlidhe and Cormac O'hAinlidhe died of the King's Game.

U1366.18

Aedh O'Birn died of the same plague.

U1366.19

John Mac Aedhagain and Gilbert O'Bardain, two noble, athletic youths, of Conmaicni, died in this, year.

U1366.20

Mael-Sechlainn Mag Mathgamna, one fit to be king of Oirgialla, died.

U1366.21

Great defeat was inflicted by the king of Thomond, namely, by Brian Ua Briain, wherein were captured the Earl of Desmond, that is, Gerald and the chief Foreigners of Munster likewise. And not often fell in one defeat before such a great tale of persons as fell and as were wounded of Foreigners. Limerick was broken down and quickly burned by the Men of Thomond on that expedition and pledgeship of young hostages of the town was made to Brian and to the Clann-Cuilen likewise. And Sida junior, son of the daughter of Ua Duibidhir, assumed the wardenship of the place. But treachery was practised by the Foreigners of Limerick on the heroic knight. And that was the greatest deed towards the son of a chief that was done in Ireland at the end of the world.

U1366.22

A naval expedition was made by Philip Mag Uidhir, namely, king of Fir-Manach, along with the young sons of kings, to Loch-uachtair and the Rock of


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the Loch was captured by them and Philip Ua Raighillaigh was brought thereout and his own kingship was given to Philip Ua Raighillaigh again.

U1366.23

Maurice Ua hEogain, vicar of Inis-cain upon Loch-Erne, died on the 5th of the Ides 9th of November.

U1367.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1367-70.

U1367.1

Great, firm, well-established peace was made by the Cenel-Eogain amongst themselves. The territory was divided between them by Niall Ua Neill and Domnall, his brother; hostage and kingship were ceded by Domnall to Niall.

U1367.2

Crushing defeat was inflicted by Niall O'Neill, namely, by the king of the Fifth of Ulster, on Brian Mag Mathgamna, that is, on the king of Oirgialla and many of the people of Mag Mathgamna were drowned and many slain thereby. Mac Gilli-Cua, a sage without defect, was drowned thereby.

U1367.3

Dubchablach, daughter of Ua Raighillaigh (namely, daughter of Philip Ua Raighillaigh), the married wife of Philip Mag Uidhir, died.

U1367.4

Great war arose in this year between the Clann-Muircertaigh and Muinter-Ruairc. O'Raighillaigh and Mag Uidhir and O'Ferghail and O'Concobuir rose out against the Clann Muircertaigh and forced them into Muinter-Eoluis. And Mag Raghnaill abandoned them through the excessive power of those kings and they and Mag Tigernain with them were forced to Mac William de Burgh.

U1367.5

A hurtful attack was made by the sons of Aedh Mac Cathmail and the royal chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh, namely, Gilla-Patraig Mac Cathmail and his good son, Cu-Uladh junior and his wife, the daughter of Maghnus Mag Mathgamna, were killed by them in treachery. Murchadh, his brother, succeeded in his place after him.

U1367.6

Maghnus


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O'Raighillaigh was taken prisoner by the sons of Thomas, son of Mathgamain O'Raighillaigh and given up to O'Raighillaigh and put in the Rock of Loch-uachtair.

U1367.7

Cathair Ua Concobuir, one fit to be king of Ui-Failghe, fell in the rear of a foray party by the Foreigners of Meath.

U1371.0

A.D. 1371.

U1371.1

Fergall Mac Cochlain. died in custody with Ua Ceinneidigh.

U1371.2

Murchadh Ua Madagain, general patron, was killed with one shot of an arrow, at the rear of a foray party, by the Men of Ormond. And it is one of the greatest deeds of an arrow that ever occurred in Ireland.

U1371.3

Brian Ua Ceinneidigh, king of Ormond, fell in treachery by the Foreigners.

U1371.4

Joan the stooped, daughter of Mac Carthaigh, Wife of Mac Conmara, died after her gaining, the victory of hospitality.

U1371.5

The archbishop of Tuaim, head of the hospitality of Ireland, rested in Christ.

U1371.6

Amlaim Mac Senaigh, accomplished emperor of melody, died of the plague in Tuaim-da-ghualann.

U1371.7

Mael-Sechlainn O'Ferghail the Connacians died.

U1371.8

Cathal O'Ferghail junior died.

U1371.9

The son of Maghnus Mag Uidhir died this year: to wit, a general entertainer to the Men of Ireland, namely, Eachmarcach, son of Maghnus, son of Ruaidhri, son of Donn Mor and so on.

U1371.10

Art, son of Amhlam Mag Uidhir, died.

U1371.11

(Here was born Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa: namely, son of Gilla-Padraig, son of Maghnus, son of Art, son of Amhlam Mag Uidhir, the 2nd of the Ides 12th of January this year.)


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1368.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1368-72.

U1368.1

Brian Mor Mac Mathgamna, arch-king of Oirgialla, the hand that most slew of the Foreigners and of the Gaidhil of Ireland in his own time was that man and he went against the Foreigners and a gallowglass of his own people fell upon him treacherously in a solitary place and he was slain by him and the assassin himself escaped thereafter.

1368.2

Treachery the most repulsive and hateful that was ever done in Ireland was done by Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Conchobuir: to wit, the son of his own kinsman, namely, Tadhg junior, son of Magnus, was slain by his own hands in the castle of Sligech, whilst he was in custody with him therein.

1368.3

John Ua Dubagain, arch-historian of Ireland, abandoned the delight of the world for the space of seven years and died with the Community of John the Baptist in Rinn-duin.

1368.4

Mac Feorais Birmingham was taken prisoner by O'Cellaigh and by his sons, and Richard,son of Mac Feorais, that is, the heir of Mac Feorais, was killed.

1368.5

William junior, son of William de Burgh, head of the urbanity of Ireland, died the same year.

1368.6

William junior Ua Cellaigh, the best material of a general generous patron that was in Ireland, died this year. And there came not from Cormac of the Banishments, son of Concobur son of Ness, downwards a son of a king that was better than he.

U1373.0

A.D. 1373.

U1373.1

Attack was made by the Foreigners of Meath on the Muinter-Anghaile and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail and his son and many of, his people were slain. And Donnchadh Ua Ferghail followed them


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and many of them were slain by him and one shot of an arrow killed himself. And it had been defeat for all the, host, had it not been for that shot.

U1373.2

William Dalton and the Sheriff of Meath were killed by the Cenel-Fiachaidh and by Ua Mael-Shechlainn.

U1373.3

Mael-Sechlainn O'Neill the Connacian died.

U1373.4

Adam Ua Cianain died this year a canon, after being tonsured by the canons of Lisgabhail, on gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1373.5

Barrdubh, daughter of Ua Ruairc, died.

U1373.6

Great wind in this year, whereby were broken down houses and churches numerous.

U1373.7

Toirdelbach O'Concobhair the Red was traversing the Plain of Connacht on foot that year and he went through the raiders, twelve horse-men strong, of the son of the Parson Mac Feorais. And a gillie of his O'Conor's people raised a helmet to him for annoyance. And the people of The son of the Parson followed them and they were overtaken by the horse-host. And Toirdelbach the Red himself occupied the rear of his people. And no lookout was kept by them at first, so that the excessive force of the horsehost poured unawares on them. Most courageously was that onset borne by them; for Toirdelbach the Red slew a portion of them and some of his people were slain. Single combat was given by The son of the Parson and by Toirdelbach to each other and The son of the Parson fell by him with one stroke of a sword. And there was not done in that time a slaying that was more courageous and of greater fame than that slaying.

U1373.8

Matthew, son of Oscar Mag Uidhir, rested in


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Christ on the 14th of the Kalends of November Oct. 19 and his brother, namely, John, son of Oscar, was killed on the same day.

U1369.

Kalends of Jan. on lst feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1369-74.

U1369.1

Jenkin Savage was killed by Mag Aengusa this year and orphaned is learning after him.

U1369.2

Cormac, grandson of Tomaltach Ua Ferghail, was killed.

U1369.3

Domnall Ua Dochartaigh junior, the son of a chief that was almost the best in Ireland; general patron, that bestowed most of horses and chattel to the learned folk of Ireland and the greatest loss which the erudite received at the end of the world, died, after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1369.4

Toirdelbach, son of Brian Mag Tigernain, died.

U1369.5

Cu-coicrichi Mag Eochagain junior, chief of Cenel-Fiachaigh, was killed in treachery, after going with the bishop of Meath to Ath-luain. And it was a person of the people of William Dalton that killed him with one thrust of a spear. And nothing was done there but that.

U1369.6

Theobald de Burgh, heir of Mac William, was killed by the Ui-Maine: one that was most excellent and most beautiful and a general depredator on the Connachtmen likewise was he.

U1369.7

Tigernan, son of Brian Mag Tigernain, a spirited, powerful son of a chief, died this year.

U1369.8

Defeat was inflicted by Niall Ua Neill, namely, by the king of the Fifth of Ulster, on the Foreigners, wherein fell the Knight and Bogsa of the Rock and the Sandal and the de Burgh and William of Baile-dalat, head of splendid hospitality of Ireland.

U1369.9

Mael-Shechlainn, son of Diarmait Ua Ferghail, went on a war from


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out his own country into Muinter-Mailmordha. And an attack was delivered by the Foreigners upon them and Mail-Shechlinn was slain therein.

U1369.10

Tadhg Mag Raghnaill junior was killed by one shot of an arrow. And it was not known with certainty who discharged it, but the Muinter-Birn were a-putting it on the Clann-Muircertaigh and the Clann-Muircertaigh a-putting it on these. War arose through that between the Muinter-Eoluis and Muinter-Birn.

U1369.11

Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Ua Concobuir, the one son of a king that was best of hospitality and prowess in his own time, died in Connacht on the feast day of Stephen Dec. 26, after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1370.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1370-5.

U1370.1

Mathgamain, son of Maghnus Ua Conchobuir, a spirited son of a king, rested in Christ.

U1370.2

The castle of Ros-Comain was taken by Ruaidhri Ua Concobuir, namely by the king of Connacht. And the castle of Baile-in-tobair and many donatives that are not reckoned here were given to Toirdelbach the Red in lieu.

U1370.3

Geoffrey, son of Gilla-na-naem Ua Ferghail, well worthy to be chief of the hAnghaile, rested in Christ.

U1370.4

Mac Cartain, sub-king of Cenel-Foghartaigh, was killed in treachery by his own kinsman, namely, by the son of Gilla-Termainn Mac Cartain.

U1370.5

A great hosting by Niall Ua Neill to Dun-da-lethglas and great defeat was inflicted on the Foreigners by him, wherein fell Sir James of Baile-atha-thid, Deputy of the king of the Saxons. And the de Burgh of Caimlinn and many others were slain therein.


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U1370.6

Cu-Uladh Mag Mathgamna, royal heir of Oirgialla, died from the bursting of a vein.

U1370.7

A.D. 1375. Art Mag Uidhir, a son of a king full of generosity and of prowess, rested in Christ.

U1370.8

Donnchadh Caemanach Mac Murchadha, arch-king of Leinster—and there came not from Brian Boruma downwards a man that destroyed more of the Foreigners than he—was killed by the Foreigners in treachery.

U1370.9

Donnchadh, son of Tadhg, son of Concobur of the Cup, was slain by the Muinter-Birn.

U1370.10

The sons of Mag Tigernain, namely, Cairbri and Eogan, went on an expedition to attack the Foreigners. And a traitor sold them to the Foreigners, and the Foreigners assembled around them and five and twenty were slain there.

U1370.11

Mac Feorais, lord of the town of Ath-na-righ, died.

U1370.12

Mac William de Burgh, namely, Edmond the Scotsman, head of courage and prowess of the Foreigners and emperor of benevolence, died of the glandular disease in his own house, after gaining victory from the demon. And his son took his place after him.

U1370.13

Mail-Shechlainn Ua Domnallain, the greatest ollam of the Half of Conn, died after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1370.14

John Mag Uidhir, abbot of Cluain-Eois, died on the 17th of the Kalends of July June 15.

U1370.15

(Maurice Ua hEoghain died on the 8th of the Ides 6th of June.

U1370.16

Or it may be on this kalend year it were right for the death of bishop Odo Ua Neill to be.)

U1371.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1371-6.

U1371.1

Tadhg Ua Ruairc, king of the Breifni, died,


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after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1371.2

Donnchadh Mac Firbisigh, an erudite historian, died.

U1371.3

Cu-Aithne O'Concobhair, a son of a king full of generosity and of prowess, died.

U1371.4

Ruarcan Ua hAdmail, ollam of Ua Anluain in poetry and a man of a general house of guests, without objection to the presence of anybody, died in this year, after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1371.5

Cu-muighi Ua Cathain, king of Oirecht-Ui-Cathain, was taken prisoner by the Foreigners in the port of Cuil-rathain and put by them into Carraic-Ferghusa.

U1371.6

An attack was made by the sons of kings of Oirecht-Ui-Cathain on the Foreigners and the Foreigners inflicted great defeat upon them.

U1371.7

John Ua Ruanadha, ollam of Mag Aenghusa, died.

U1371.8

Mail-Sechlainn Ua Mailmhena, ollam of Ua Cathain, died likewise.

U1371.9

Aedh Ua Tuathail, king of Ui-Mail, was killed by Foreigners.

U1371.10

Dalbach, son of Mail-Sechlainn Ua Broin, head of hospitality and prowess of Leinster, was wounded by his own spur and died thereof immediately.

U1371.11

Aedh, son of John Ua Ferghail, died. Robert Ua Ferghail died likewise.

U1371.12

A great muster by the Foreigners of Meath and by the Foreigners of Ulidia and by the Foreigners of Leinster against the hAnghaile and treacherous forays were made by them on O'Ferghail. Great retaliations were made by O'Ferghail on them by many preys and burnings.

U1371.13

Conchobur Ua Beacain, a sage of history, died.

U1371.14

Ceallach Mac Cruitin, ollam of Thomond in history, a man of reputation without dispute, died.

U1371.15

(This is the kalend year on which truly comes the killing of Brian Mor Mag Mathgamna and he was buried in the Monastery of Lughbhaidh on the 3rd of the Nones 3rd of June, namely, A.D. 1371.)


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U1372.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1372-7.

U1372.1

Walter, son of Sir David de Burgh, died.

U1372.2

Geoffrey Ua Flannagain, chief of Clann-Cathail, died.

U1372.3

Nualaith, daughter of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, died.

U1372.4

An incursion was made by Richard de Burgh junior on the Clann-Cuilen: a leaguer of two days and two nights was made by them in the country. The Clann-Cuilen assembled under Aedh Mac Conmara, namely, the son of the daughter of Ua Dalaigh and defeat was inflicted on the Clann-Ricaird there, wherein were killed Theobald Mac William, head of the large kern-force, and three sons of O'Eidhin and many others. And Brian O'Flaithbertaigh was taken prisoner there.

U1372.5

John Ua Rodachain, successor of St. Caillin, a general sage, died this year.

U1372.6

The bishop Ua Ceallaigh, namely, bishop of Cluain-ferta of St. Brennan, died.

U1372.7

The castle of Lisaird-abla was built by John Ua Ferghail, chief of the hAnghaile, this year.

U1372.8

Great war arose between O'Concobuir and Mac Diarmata and Magh-Luirg was destroyed, both tillage and dwelling. And people were killed between them. And peace was made after that by them and large donatives were got by Mac Diarmata from Ua Concobuir for the sake of that peace.

U1372.9

An attack was made by Mac William de Burgh and by Mael-Sechlainn Ua Cellaigh and by the Ui-Maine on Ua Conchobuir at the castle of Ros-Comain. And Ua Concobuir arose against them with his forces and battle was given to each other by them. And defeat was inflicted on Mac William and on the Ui-Maine and Richard de Burgh, head of the urbanity of Connacht, was slain there and Domnall,


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son of Cathal Ua Concobuir junior, was slain there and Tadhg junior, grandson of Tadhg Ua Ceallaigh and Ua Mainnin Mor and Mac Dubghaill and the son of Niall Mac Neill the Crooked and many others were slain there likewise.

U1372.10

Mael-Domnaigh the vigil-keeper, and Fachtna, son of David Ua Mordha, died.

U1372.11

Edward III., king of the Saxons, died.

U1372.12

Donnchadh, son of William Ua Cerbaill the handsome, king of Eili, eminent in hospitality and prowess, died this year.

U1372.13

Mathgamain Mac Conmara, namely, the son of the daughter of Ua Dalaigh, died in that year.

U1372.14

The Monastery of Es-ruadh was burned in the same year.

U1372.15

Geoffery, son of Annagh Ua Raighillaigh, was killed by the Clann-in-caich.

U1372.16

Mac Branain the Lame and the great Dean, Mac Muirghisa, died in the court of the Pope.

U1372.17

Domnall Ua Gallchobuir, namely, son of Ferghal, son of Inmanagh, died.

U1373.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1373-8.

U1373.1

Mor, daughter of Ua Ferghail, wife of Diarmait Mag Raghnaill, namely, the chief of Muinter-Eoluis, an excellent woman without dispute, died a death of Unction and penance and was buried honourably in Cluain-Conmaicne.

U1373.2

Toirdelbach Mac Suibne, high


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Constable of the Fifth of Connacht, died the same year.

U1373.3

Cathal, son of Mael-Sechlainn (son of Gilla-Isu the Red) Ua Raighillaigh, died.

U1373.4

Gilla-Crist O'Ruairc died.

U1373.5

Ferghal O'Mail-miadhaigh, chief of Muinter -Cerballain, a generous man in general without refusal to anybody, died.

U1373.6

Brian Mag Uidhir, one fit to be king of Fir-Manach, was killed by the sons of Art Mag Uidhir.

U1373.7

Domnall Mac Bradaigh, chief of the Tellach-Cerbaill, a general sage, died in that year.

U1373.8

Walter Mac William de Burgh was killed by the Muinter-Maille in the same year.

U1373.9

Bran Ua Brain, king of Ui-Faelain, head of the courage and liberality of the Lagenians, died.

U1373.10

Maghnus, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir junior, died the same year.

U1373.11

Attack was made by Mag Raghnaill with his kinsmen and with his septs and by the two Clans of Aedh Ua Ferghail and by Fergal Ua Ruairc on Cathal Mag Raghnaill the Red. Cathal mustered his kerns and his friends and his marriage-kindred, namely, under Diarmait Mac Diarmata and under Domnall the Black, to make head against those forces. Mag Raighnaill with his people was defeated there. Great numbers were killed in that defeat, namely, Fergal Mag Raghnaill—head of happiness and wealth was that noble man—and Mac Sennlaich and Mac Gille-duibh and many others that are not reckoned here.

U1373.12

Dubchablach, daughter of Mag Raghnaill, wife of Ua Mail-Miadhaigh, died.

U1373.13

Donnchadh, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, died.

U1373.14

William Ua hUiginn died the the same year.

U1373.15

Brian, son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobair, was killed.

U1373.16

John Ua Fialain, namely, a good ollam in poetry, died this year.

U1373.17

John Ua Droma, vicar of Cell-Naaille, died on the 5th of the Ides 9th of December.


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U1373.18

(Lasairghina, daughter of Master Thomas Mac Gilla-Coisgle, died on the 8th of the Ides 8th of May, A.D. 1373)

U1374.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1374.

U1375.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1375.

U1375.1

Dubchablaigh daughter of Ua Concobuir, died on the 4th of the Ides 10th of August.

U1375.2

Oscar, son of Art, son of Flaithbertach Mag Uidhir, died.

U1376.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1376.

U1376.1

Mac Craith Mag Uidhir died.

U1377.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1377.

U1377.1

Paul Ua Fialain died.

U1378.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1378.

Each one that shall read this little bit, let him bestow a blessing on the soul of the man who wrote it. It is fitter to bestow it on the soul of Ruaidri O'Luinin who wrote the book well.