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Annals of Inisfallen (Author: unknown)

Annal AI1295


Aed Ruad Ó Cuiléin, the Clann Briain, and more than twenty of his kinsmen were slain with him in the same war of the Clann Briain.



The king of England subdued the Welsh and brought many of them with him to Gascony to the war which was being waged between him and the king of France. That, indeed, was a pity, for the English cared not whether they (the Welsh) fell there or survived.


Gillibert, earl of Clare, died.

Annal AI1296


The Kalends of January on Sunday, and the twenty-third of the moon thereon. A.D. 1295.


Domnall, son of Brian Ruad, and Donnchad, son of Feidlimid Mac Carthaig, and Cuilén, son of Cuilén Ó Cuiléin, escaped from the castle of Dún Garbáin. Donnchad, son of Feidlimid, however, died at home as a result of the excessive hardship he endured in making his escape. The faces of the other two, indeed, were stained by sympathetic tears.


A battle was fought between Domnall, son of Briain Ó Néill, and Brian, son of Aed Buide Ó Néill, and the battle went against the son of Aed Buide, and he himself was slain there after being taken prisoner. And five hundred(?) of his army and of the foreigners who were supporting him, also fell therein. And the kingship of the province of Ulster was taken immediately by the son of Brian Ó Néill.


Conchobar, son of Cathal Ruad Ó Conchobuir, contender and worthy choice for [the kingship of] Connachta, was slain by the Tuatha of Síl Muiredaig, and the kingship of the Gaedil of Connachta without opposition was taken immediately by Aed, son of Eógan Ó Conchobuir.


Edmund, brother of the king of England, and William de Valence died while on the hosting which the English made against the king of France in Gascony. And many were killed and countless evil deeds committed [in the contest] between those kings for Gascony.


A great hosting by the king of England and the nobles of England, Ireland, and Wales, to Scotland, and the kings of Scotland and Scotland itself were taken by them without opposition or strife. And that was a disappointment


to the Gaedil, for the Scots had previously a very great reputation for prowess.


Heavy snow and bad weather this winter.

Annal AI1296


The Kalends of January on Tuesday, and the fourth of the moon thereon. A.D. 1296.


Very stormy weather this year, with wind, snow, and lightning, and a great murrain of cattle and loss of life also.


A great slaughter of the English by the French in Gascony, and many of their nobles, including John de St. John, were taken prisoner.


On the twelfth of the kalends of May [April 20]. Tadc Mac Carthaig, son of Domnall Ruad (king of Desmond), a most affluent and vigorous roya1 heir who, of all the Gaedil contemporary with him, was most hateful to his enemies, died from an illness lasting four days in his own stronghold at Druim Comuir.


Domnall Ruad Mac Carthaig, king of Desmumu, was stricken by illness in Coirrthech Gidas, but obtained relief from it, and renounced and abjured his sins, as he had done previously.


Gerald Prendergast died.


Donnchad Ó Mathtgamna died.


Donn, son of Seoán Mac Carthaig, died.


Diarmait Ruad Mac Carthaig died. All great torments those deaths!

Annal AI1298


A.D. 1298.


Ragnailt, daughter of Brian's son, died, and was buried in the choir of the Discalced Friars in Corcach on the first of July.


Thomas, son of Maurice, died in the same year, and there was not in Mumu a baron more modest, more hospitable, or of greater prowess than he.

Annal AI1299


A.D. 1299 [Kl.] on Thursday.

Annal AI1300


The kalends of January on Friday. A.[D.] 1300.


Annal AI1301


Kalends of January on Monday. A.D. 1301.


Domnall Ruad Mac Carthaig, high-king of Desmumu for the space of forty years, [one] whom [...] of Ireland trusted for [his] good sense and for subduing enemies, who had surpassed everyone of that time in generosity, prowess, comeliness, form, [...] prosperity, conquest, nobility, urbanity, . and youthful leadership, who was subject to neither Gaedel nor foreigner, and had power over every Gaedel, died after a victory of piety and repentance, and was buried in the habit of the Discalced Friars in Corcach in the centre of the Friars' choir on the third(?) of February.


Conchobar Ó Caím, a famous and illustrious king's son who was the most renowned of the Munstermen at that time, died.


Aed Ó hEtersceóil was slain by the foreigners.


Pilip Ó Loingsecháin, erenagh of Cell Catigern, died on the sixth of the nones [2nd] of July. [gap: original illegible]Ceapach Corcaige [gap: original illegible] [Stephen] Ó Bracáin, head of [gap: original illegible] [gap: original illegible] of the Gaedil, died [gap: original illegible] of the clerics of the Munstermen [gap: original illegible] [gap: original illegible] gone to him, and he made eight(?) [gap: original illegible] canon(s) of the Munstermen [gap: original illegible] left the archbishopric [gap: original illegible] of the Munstermen, what he did [gap: original illegible] to that of profit to them [gap: original illegible] the number of them in [gap: original illegible] many between [gap: original illegible] sons [gap: original illegible] fell [gap: original illegible] shape [gap: original illegible] the three [gap: original illegible] innumerable being [gap: original illegible] books [gap: original illegible] people


Annal AI1302


Kl A.D. 1302.

Annal AI1303


Kl. A.D. 1303.

Annal AI1304


Kl. A.D. 1304.


Tadc Ruad, son of Domnall Gall Mac Carthaig, was treacherously slain by the sons of Fíngen Ó Mathgamna, having trusted to their good faith and come out from Manann to parley with them.