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Annal M3461


The Age of the World, 3461.


The first year of the reign of Fiacha, the son of Dealbhaeth.

Annal M3470


The Age of the World, 3470.


At the end of the tenth year of the reign of Fiacha, son of Dealbhaeth, over Ireland, he fell by Eogon of Inbher.

Annal M3471


The Age of the World, 3471.


The first year of the three last kings of the


Tuatha De Dananns, who were in joint sovereignty over Ireland. These were Mac Cuill, Mac Ceacht, and Mac Greine.

Annal M3500


The Age of the World, 3500.


The fleet of the sone of Milidh came to Ireland at the end of this year, to take it from the Tuatha De Dananns; and they fought the battle of Sliabh Mis with them on the third day after landing. In this battle fell Scota, the daughter of Pharaoh, wife of Milidh; and the grave of Scota is to be seen between Sliabh Mis and the sea. Therein also fell Fas, the wife of Un, son of Uige, from whom is named Gleann Faisi. After this the sons of Milidh fought a battle at Tailtinn, against the three kinge of the Tuatha De Dananns, Mac Cuill, Mac Ceacht, and Mac Greine. The battle lasted for a long time, until Mac Ceacht fell by Eiremhon, Mac Cuill by Eimhear, and Mac Greine by Amhergin.


Their three queens were also slain; Eire by Suirghe, Fodhla by Edan, and Banba by Caicher. The battle was at length gained against the Tuatha De Dananns, and they were slaughtered wherever they were overtaken. There fell from the sons of Milidh, on the other hand, two illustrious chieftains, in following up the rout, namely Fuad at Sliabh Fuaid, and Cuailgne at Sliabh Cuailgne.

Annal M3501


The Age of the World, 3501.


This was the year in which Eremhon and Emher assumed the joint sovereignty of Ireland, and divided Ireland into two parts between them. It was in it, moreover, that these acts following were done by Eremhon and Emher, with their chieftains: Rath Beothaigh, over the Eoir Argat Ros, and Rath Oinn in Crich Cualann, were erected by Eremhon. The causeway of Inbher mor, in the territory of Ui Eineachglais Cualann, was made by Amergin. The erection of Dun Nair, in Sliabh Modhairn, by Gosten; Dun Deilginnsi, in the territory of Cualann, by Sedgha; Dun Sobhairce, in Murbholg Dal Riada, by Sobhairce; and Dun Edair by Suirghe. By Eremhon and his chieftains these were erected. Rath Uamhain, in Leinster, by Emhear; Rath Arda Suird by Etan, son of Uige; Carraig Fethaighe by Un, son of Uige;


Carraig Blaraighe by Mantan; Dun Ardinne by Caicher; Rath Righbaird, in Muiresg, by Fulman. By Emher and his chieftains these were erected.


A dispute arose at the end of this year, between Eremhon and Emhear, about the three celebrated hills, Druim Clasaigh, in Crich Maine; Druim Beathaigh, in Maenmhagh; and Druim Finghin, in Munster. In consequence of which a battle was fought between them, on the brink of Bri Damh, at Tochar Eter Da Mhagh; and this is called the battle of Geisill. The battle was gained upon Emhear, and he fell therein. There fell also three distinguished chieftains of the people of Eremhon in the same battle; Goisten, Setgha, and Suirghe, were their names. After this Eremhon assumed the sovereignty.

Annal M3502


The Age of the World, 3502.


The first year of the reign of Eremhon over Ireland; and the second year after the arrival of the sons of Milidh, Eremhon divided Ireland. He gave the province of Ulster to Emhear, son of Ir; Munster to the four sons of EmhearFinn; the province of Connaught to Un and Eadan; and the province of Leinster to Crimhthann Sciathbhel of the Damnonians.



Tea, daughter of Lughaidh, son of Ith, whom Eremhon married in Spain, to the repudiation of Odhbha, was the Tea who requested of Eremhon a choice hill, as her dower, in whatever place she should select it, that she might be interred therein, and that her mound and her gravestone might be thereon raised, and where every prince ever to be born of her race should dwell. The guarantees who undertook to execute this for her were Amhergin Gluingeal and Emhear Finn. The hill she selected was Druim Caein, i.e. Teamhair. It is from her it was called, and in it was she interred.


Odhbha, the mother of Muimhne, Luighne, and Laighne, died, and was interred at Odhbha.


The battle of Cuil Caichir, in which Caicher was slain by Amergin Gluingeal, was fought this year; and his grave was dug in that place, so that from him Cuil Caichir was named.

Annal M3503


The Age of the World, 3503.


The second year of the reign of Eremhon over Ireland.


Amhergin Gluingeal, son of Milidh, fell in the battle of Biletineadh this year by Eremhon.


The eruption of the nine Brosnachs, i.e. rivers


of Eile; of the nine Righes, i.e. rivers of Leinster; and of the three Uinsionns of Hy Oiliolla.

Annal M3506


The Age of the World, 3506.


The fifth year of the reign of Eremon.


Fulman and Mantan fell by the king in the battle of Breogan, in Feimhin; and the eruption of the following lakes took place in the same year: Loch Cimbe, Loch Buadhaigh, Loch Baadh, Loch Ren, Loch Finnmhaighe, Loch Greine, Loch Riach, Loch Da Chaech, in Leinster, and Loch Laegh, in Ulster.

Annal M3510


The Age of the World, 3510.


The ninth year of the reign of Eremon, Un, En, and Edan, fell by him in the battle of Comhraire, in Meath.


The eruption of Eithne, in Ui Neill; of the three Socs, in Connaught; and of the Fregabhail, between Dal Araidhe and Dal Riada, this year. These are rivers.


Annal M3516


The Age of the World, 3516.


The fifteenth year of the reign of Eremhon; he died at the end of this period at Rath Beothaigh over the Eoir, in Argat Ross.