The Age of Christ, 612.
The second year of Suibhne.
Fintan of Oentrebh, Abbot of Beannchair, died.
Connere Connor was burned.
The devastation of Torach by a marine fleet.
The Age of Christ, 613.
The third year of Suibhne.
Colgu, son of Suibhne, was killed; and the death of Fiacha, son of Con, all occurred in this year.
Fearghus, son of Colman Mor, Prince of Meath, was slain by Anfartach Ua Meascain, of Muintir Blaitine, of which these lines were composed:
- If he should come to my house,
Ua Meascain Anfartach,
Poisoned water I will give to him,
for the slaying of Fearghus.
- Whatever time the forces of the race
of Colman shall march by Cuilne,
After a month they will put from their seat
the Sil Meascain, with the Blaitini,
The Age of the Christ 614.
The fourth year of Suibhne.
St. Caemhan Breac, of Ros Each, died on the fourteenth day of September.
Aedh Beannan, King of West Munster, died. To commemorate his death was said:
- Aedh Beannan,
of Eoghanacht Iar-Luachair,
Woe to the wealth of which he was king!
Happy the land of which he was guardian.
- His shield when he would shake,
his foes would be subdued;
Though it were but on his back,
it was shelter to West Munster
Finghin, son of Fiachra, died.
The Age of Christ, 615.
The fifth year of Suibhne.
Ailill, son of Baedan; Maelduin, son of Fearghus, son of Baedan; and Diucolla, were slain in Magh Slecht, in the province of Connaught. They were of the race of Baedan, son of Muircheartach.
Fiachra, son of Ciaran, son of Ainmire, son of Sedna, died.
The battle of Ceann Gabhad.
The Age of Christ, 616.
The sixth year of Suibhne.
Aenghus, son of Colman Mor, chief of the Southern Ui Neill, died.
The reerection of the church of Torach by the Cinel Conaill, it having been destroyed some time before.
Dunchadh, son of Eoghanain; Neachtan, son of Canann; Aedh ..... died.
The Age of Christ, 617.
The seventh year of Suibhne.
St. Caemhghin, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died on the 3rd of June, after having spent one hundred and twenty years of his age till then.
Comhgall, a bishop, and Eoghan, Bishop of Rath Sithe, died.
The battle of Ceann Delgtean by Conall, son of Suibhne, and Domhnall Breac, wherein were slain the two sons of Libren, son of Illann, son of Cearbhall.
Maelbracha, son of Rimeadh, son of Colman, son of Cobhthach, and Ailill, son of Ceallach, died.
The battle of Ceann Gubha (or Ceann Bughbha) was gained by Raghallach, son of Uadach, over Colman, son of Cobhthach (the father of Guaire Aidhne), where Colman himself was slain.
Colga, son of Ceallach, died.
Ailill, son of Ceallach, died.
The Age of Christ, 618.
The eighth year of Suibhne.
St. Sillan, Bishop and Abbot of Magh Bile Movilla, died on the 25th of August.
p.243of Achadh Bo Cainnigh, died.
Rath Guala was burned by Fiachna, son of Baedan, of which Fiachna said:
- Fire caught Rath Guala,
little treasure will escape from it,
The force which caused it is manifest;
it was not from one spark it caught it;
- Fire caught Rath Guala,
little treasure will escape from it;
Vehemently their evils kindle fire
in the fort of Aedh Bolc.
The Age of Christ, 619.
The ninth year of Suibhne.
Doir, son of Aedh Allainn, was slain by Failbhe Flann Fidhbhadh, as he Failbhe himself said:
- What advantage to me is the slaying of Dair,
as I did not slay Dairene?
It is then one kills the chaffer,
when he destroys his young ones.
He was afterwards killed in revenge of Doir. His Failbhe's mother said, lamenting him:
- It was the mortal wounding of a noble,
not the demolition of Inis Cail,
For which the shouts of the enemies were exultingly
raised around the head of Failbhe Flann Fidhbhadh.
Ronan, son of Colman, died.
The Age of Christ, 620.
The tenth year of Suibhne.
Seanach Garbh, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Breanainn Clonfert, died.
Colman, son of Coimgellan, died.
Aedh son of Cumascach died.
Ronan, son of Tuathal, Lord of the Airtheara, died.
Cormac Caemh and Illann, son of Fiachra, died.
Mongan, son of Fiachra Lurgan, was killed
p.245with a stone by Arthur, son of Bicar, one of the Britons, of which Beg Boirche said:
- Cold is the wind across Ile,
which they have at Ceann Tire;
They shall commit a cruel deed in consequence,
they shall kill Mongan, son of Fiachna.
- Where the church of Cluain Airthir is at this day,
renowned were the four there executed,
Cormac Caemh with shouting,
and Illann, son of Fiachra;
- And the other two,
to whom many territories paid tribute,
Mongan, son of Fiachna Lurgan,
and Ronan, son of Tuathal.
Cathal, son of Aedh, Ring of Munster, died.
The Age of Christ, 622.
The twelfth year of Suibhne.
St. Feargna Brit, Abbot of Ia, and a bishop, died on the second day of March.
St. Lachtnain, son of Torben, Abbot of Achadh Ur, died on the 10th recte 19th of March.
The battle of Carn Fearadhaigh was gained by Failbhe Flann over the Connaughtmen, wherein were slain Conall, chief of Ui Maine, Maeldubh, Maelduin, Maelruain, Maelcalgaigh, and Maelbreasail, and other nobles and plebeians besides them; and Guaire Aidhne was routed from the battle field; of which was said:
- There fell of the Connaughtmen,
at Ath Cuma an tSeisir,
Maelduin, Maelruain, Maelcalgaigh,
Conall, Maeldubh, Maelbreisil.
The battle of Lethed Midinn, at Drung, was fought by Fiachna, son of Deman, Lord of Dal Fiatach, against Fiachna, son of Baedan, King of Ulidia. The battle was gained over Fiachna, son of Baedan, and he fell therein.
Mac Laisre, Bishop and Abbot of Ard Macha, died.