The Age of Christ, 677.
The fourth year of Finnachta.
St. Failbhe, Abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died on the 22nd of March.
Neachtain Neir died.
Ceannfaeladh, son of Oilioll, a paragon in wisdom, died.
The battle of Tailltin was gained by Finshneachta Fleadhach over Becc Boirche.
The Age of Christ, 678.
The fifth year of Finachta.
Colman, Abbot of Beannchair, died.
Maelfothartaigh, Bishop of Ard Sratha, died.
Fianamhail, son of Maeltuile, King of Leinster, was mortally wounded by Foicseachan, one of his own people, at the instigation of Finshneachta Fleadhach.
Cathal, son of Ragallach, died.
The battle of Bodhbhghna, where Conall Oirgneach, chief of Cinel Cairbre, was slain.
The Age of Christ, 679.
The sixth year of Finshneachta.
St. Ciar, virgin, daughter of Duibhrea, died on the 5th of January.
Dunghal, son of Scannal, chief of the Cruithni, and Ceannfaeladh, son of Suibhne, chief of Cianachta Glinne Geimhin, were burned by Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh, at Dun Ceithirn.
Conall, son of Dunchadh, was slain at Ceann Tire.
Seachnasach, son of Airmeadhach, and Conaing, son of Conghal, were slain.
The Age of Christ, 680.
The seventh year of Finachta.
Suibhne, son of Maelumha, successor of Bairre of Corcach St. Barry, of Cork, died.
Ceannfaeladh, son of Colgan, King of Connaught, was slain after the house in which
p.289he was taken.Ulcha Dearg Redbeard Ua Caillidhe, one of the Conmaicne Cuile, was the person that killed him.
The battle of Rath Mor Maighe Line was gained over the Britons, wherein were slain Cathasach, son of Maelduin, chief of the Cruithni Dal Araidhe, and Ultan, son of Dicolla.
The Age of the Christ 681.
The eighth year of Finachta.
St. Eirmbeadhach, Abbot of Craebh Laisre, died on the first day of January.
Colman, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died; he was of Airteach.
Dunchadh Muirisce, son of Maeldubh, King of Connaught, was slain.
The battle of Corann, wherein were slain Colga, son of Blathmac, and Fearghus, son of Maelduin, chief of Cinel Cairbre.
The Age of Christ, 682.
The ninth year of Finachta.
Maine, Abbot of Aendruimh Nendrum, died.
Loch nEathach was turned into blood.
The battle of Caiseal Finnbhairr.
The Age of Christ, 683.
The tenth year of Finachta.
The devastation of Magh Breagh, both churches and territories, by the Saxons, in the month of
p.291June precisely; and they carried off with them many hostages from every place which they left, throughout Magh Breagh, together with many other spoils, and afterwards went to their ships.
Congal, son of Guaire, died.
Breasal, son of Fearghus, chief of Cobha, died.
The Age of Christ, 684.
The eleventh year of Finachta.
Forcron, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.
A mortality upon all animals in general, throughout the whole world, for the space of three years, so that there escaped not one out of the thousand of any kind of animals.
There was great frost in this year, so that the lakes and rivers of Ireland were frozen; and the sea between Ireland and Scotland was frozen, so that there was a communication between them on the ice.
Adamnan went to Saxon Land, to request a restoration of the prisoners
p.293which the North Saxons had carried off from Magh Breagh the year before mentioned. He obtained a restoration of them, after having performed wonders and miracles before the hosts; and they afterwards gave him great honour and respect, together with a full restoration of everything he asked of them.
The Age of Christ, 685.
The twelfth year of Finachta.
Docummaichonnog, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died.
Roisseni, Abbot of Corcach Mor, died.
Osseni, Bishop of Mainistir; Fintan, son of Tulchan recte of Fingaine, died.
Fearadhach, son of Conghal, was slain.
Finshneachta, the king, went on his pilgrimage.
The Age of Christ, 686.
The thirteenth year of Finachta.
The battle of Imleach Phich was fought by Niall, son of Cearnach Sotal, against Congalach, son of Conaing, wherein were slain Dubhdainbher, chief of Ard Cianachta, and Uaircridhe Ua Oisene, chief of Conaille Muirtheimhne; and the battle was afterwards gained over Congalach. Of their deaths was said:
- Sorrowful are the Conailli this day;
they have cause after Uaircridhe,
Not in readiness shall be the sword,
in Ard, after Dubhdainbher.
St. Seghene, Bishop of Ard Macha, died.
He was from Achadh Claidhibh.
St. Cuthbert, Bishop of Fearns, in England, died.