The Age of the World, 3848.
The first year of the reign of Fiacha Finscothach over Ireland.
The Age of the World, 3867.
After Fiacha Finscothach had been twenty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell by Muineamhon, son of Cas.
p.53plain in Ireland abounded with flowers and shamrocks in the time of Fiacha. These flowers, moreover, were found full of wine, so that the wine was squeezed into bright vessels. Wherefore, the cognomen, Fiacha Fin Scothach, continued to be applied to him.
The Age of the World, 3868.
This was the first year of the reign of Muinemhon, son of Cas Clothach, over Ireland.
The Age of the World, 3872.
At the end of the fifth year of Muineamhon, he died of the plague in Magh Aidhne. It was Muineamhon that first caused chains of gold to be worn on the necks of kings and chieftains in Ireland.
The Age of the World, 3873.
The first year of Faildeargdoid.
The Age of the World, 3882.
After Faildeargdoid had been ten years in the sovereignty, he fell by Ollamh Fodhla, son of Fiacha Finscothach, in the battle of Teamhair. It was by the King Faildeargdoid that gold rings were first worn upon the hands of chieftains in Ireland.
The Age of the World, 3883.
The first year of the reign of Ollamh Fodhla, son of Fiacha Finscothach.
The Age of the World, 3922.
Ollamh Fodhla, after having been forty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died at his own mur house at Teamhair. He was the first king by whom the Feis Teamhrach was established; and it was by him Mur Ollamhan was erected at Teamhair.
It was he also that appointed a chieftain over every cantred, and a Brughaidh over every townland,
p.55who were all to serve the King of Ireland.
Eochaidh was the first name of Ollamh Fodhla; and he was called Ollamh Fodhla because he had been first a learned Ollamh, and afterwards king of Fodhla, i.e. of Ireland.
The Age of the World, 3923.
This was the first year of the reign of Finnachta, son of Ollamh Fodhla, over Ireland.
The Age of the World, 3942.
This was the twentieth year of the reign of Finnachta over Ireland. He afterwards died of the plague in Magh Inis, in Uladh.
It was in the reign of Finnachta that snow fell with the taste of wine, which blackened the grass. From this the cognomen, Finnachta, adhered to him. Elim was his name at first.