Kalends of Jan. (on 4th feria, 27th of the moon,) A.D. 1253.
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.
Mael-Pedair Ua Muiredhaigh, prior of Dun-geimhin, died.
Donatus, archbishop of Munster, rested in Christ.
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.
(The castle of Magh-Cobha was levelled by Brian Ua Neill, king of Tir-Eoghain.
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.
Copious fruits on trees this year.
David Mag Ceallaigh, archbishop of Cashel, rested in peace.)