The Age of Christ, 697.
The fourth year of Loingseach.
Forannana, Abbot of Kildare, died.
The Age of Christ, 698.
The fifth year of Loingseach.
p.301of Sleibhte, died.
Iarnla, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.
Fianamhail Ua Dunchadha, chief of Dal Riada, and Flann, son of Ceannfaeladh, son of Suibhne, chief of Cinel Eoghain, were slain.
Aurthuile Ua Crunnmaeil, chief of Cinel Eoghain, was driven from his chieftainry into Britain.
Flann Finn, son of Maeltuile Ua Crunnmaeil, chief of Cinel Eoghain, died.
Conall, son of Suibhne, chief of the Deisi, died.
The Age of Christ, 699.
The sixth year of Loingseach.
Colman, of Linn Ua Chaille, died on the 30th of March.
Ailill, son of Cuganmathair, King of Munster, died.
Conall, son of Doineannaigh, chief of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.
Niall Ua Cearnaigh was killed at Droman Ua Casan, by Irgalach Ua Conaing.
The Age of Christ, 700.
The seventh year of Loingseach.
Colman Ua hEirc, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.
Muireadhach of Magh Aei, King of Connaught, son of Fearghus, from whom are the Sil Muireadhaigh,
Irgalach Ua Conaing was killed by the Britons.
Aedh, son of Dluthach, died.
Conall, son of Suibhne, Lord of the Deisi, died.
Ceallach, son of Maelroca, bishop, and
Diucuill, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones, died.
The Age of Christ, 701.
Faeldobhair of Clochar died on the 29th of June.
After Loingseach, son of Aenghus, son of Domhnall, had been eight years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain in the battle of Corann, by Ceallach of Loch Cime, the son of Raghallach, as Ceallach himself testifies in this quatrain:
- For his deeds of ambition,
on the morning he was slain at Glais Chuilg;
I slew Loingseach there with a sword,
the monarch of all Ireland round.
There were slain also his three sons along with him, Artghal, Connachtach, and Flann Gearg. There were also slain there the two sons of Colcen, and Dubhdibhearg, son of Dunghal, and Fearghus Forcraith, and Conall Gabhra, and other noblemen besides them. Conall Meann, son of Cairbre, composed these quatrains, and that was the cause of the battle:
- If Loingseach should come to the Banna,
with his thirty hundred about him,
To him would submit, though large his measure,
Ceallach the Grey, of Loch Cime.
- Ceallach of the round stones was well trained;
a paling of spears was leaped over
By the Redhanded
King of Loch Cime.
The Age of Christ, 702.
The first year of Congal of Ceann Maghair, son
p.305of Fearghus of Fanaid, in sovereignty over Ireland.
Colman, son of Finnbhar, abbot of Lis Mor, died.
A battle was fought at Claen Ath by Ceallach Cualann, against Fogartach Ua Cearnaigh, who was afiterwards King of Ireland, wherein Bodhbhchadh of Meath, son of Diarmaid, was slain, and Fogartach was defeated.
The Age of Christ, 703.
The second year of Congal.
Adamnan, son of Ronan, abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died on the 23rd of September, after having been twenty six years in the abbacy, and after the seventy seventh year of his age.
Adamnan was a good man, according to the testimony of St. Beda, for he was tearful, penitent, given to prayer, diligent, ascetic, and temperate; for he never used to eat excepting on Sunday and Thursday only; he made a slave
p.307of himself to these virtues; and, moreover, he was wise and learned in the clear understanding of the holy Scriptures of God.
Ceallach, son of Raghallach, King of Connaught, died, after having gone under the yoke of priesthood.
The battle of Corcmodhruadh, in which Celechar, son of Comman, was slain.
The Age of Christ, 704.
The third year of Congal.
Ceannfaeladh, grand son of Aedh Breac, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died on the 8th of April.
Dachonna of Dairi, and Ceallan, son of Seachnasach, a wise man, died.
Oissene of Freamhainn Frewin, son of Gallust, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died. He was of the tribe of Calraighe Teathbha.
Conchubhar, son of Maelduin, chief of Cinel Cairbre died.
Beg Boirche, King of Ulidia, took a pilgrim's staff, and died on his pilgrimage at the end of twelve years afterwards.
Flann Feabhla, son of Scanlan, Abbot of Ard Macha Armagh, died.
The Age of Christ, 705.
The fourth year of Congal.
Coibhdeanach, bishop of Ard Sratha, died on the 26th of November.
Conodhar, abbot of Fobhar, died on the third of November.
Inreachtach, son of Dunchadh Muirisce, King of the tripartite Connaught, was slain by Fearghal, son of Maelduin, and Fearghal, son of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, and Conall Meann, chief of Cinel Cairbre.
A hosting was made by Congal of Ceann Maghair, son of Fearghus of Fanaid, against the Leinstermen, and he obtained his demand from them. On returning from this expedition Congal composed these lines:
- Bid me farewell, O Liffe!
Long enough have I been in thy lap;
Beautiful the fleece that is was on thee;
thou wert safe, except thy roof, O fort of Nas!
- The plain of Liffe was so till now,
to day it is a scorched plain;
I will come to rescorch it,
that it may know a change.
The battle of Leathairbhe was gained by Congal, son of Fearghus Fanad, over the Cinel Eoghain, where Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh, Lord of the Cinel Eoghain, was slain.
The Age of Christ, 706.
The fifth year of Congal.
Cucuaran, King of the Cruithni and of Ulidia, was killed by Finnchu hUa Ronain.
Fiachra, son of Dunghal, was mortally wounded by the Cruithni.