The Age of Christ, 717.
The ninth year of Fearghal.
St. Cuanna, of Ros Eo, died on the 10th of April.
Drostan Dairthighe died at Ard Breacain.
The battle of Finnabhair by the Leinstermen, in which Aedh, son of Ceallach, was slain.
Airmeadhach, son of Tadhg, and Crichan, chief of Ui Mac Uais, were slain.
Leinster was five times devastated in one year by the Ui Neill.
A battle was fought between the Connaughtmen and the Corca Baiscinn, wherein the son of Talamhnaigh was slain.
Magh Breagh was devastated by
p.317Cathal, son of Finnguine, and Murchadh, son of Bran.
Leinster was plundered and the Borumha again enjoined, and the hostages, by Fearghal.
The Age of Christ, 718.
After Fearghal, son of Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh, had been ten years in sovereignty over Ireland, he was slain in the battle of Almhain, by Dunchadh, son of Murchadh, and Aedh, son of Colgan, an heir presumptive to the sovereignty. The number which the race of Conn brought to this battle was twenty one thousand, and the number brought by the Leinstermen was nine thousand. Of the death of Fearghal was said:
- Dunchadh, son of Murchadh the Noble,
Aedh, son of Colgan of the Red Swords,
Slew Fearghal of valiant fight,
in the vigorous battle of Almhuin.
The following were the chieftains and leaders of Leath Chuinn who fell in this battle together with Fearghal: Conall Menn, chief of Cinel Cairbre; Forbasach, chief of Cinel Boghaine; Fearghal Ua Aitheachdae; Fearghal, son of Eochaidh Leamhna, chief of Tamhnach; Connalach, son of Conaing; and Egnech, son of Colgan, chief of the Airthera the Oriors; Coibhdeanach, son of Fiachra; Muirghius, son of Conall; Leathaitheach, son of Concarat; Anmchaidh, son of Concharat; Aedhgen Ua Mathghamhnae; Nuada, son of Eirc, chief of Gull and Irgull; and ten of the race of Maelfithrigh. These were the losses of the chieftains and leaders of the North. The losses of the South were: Flann, son of Raghallach; Aileall, son of Fearadhach; Suibhne, son of Congalach; Aedh Laighean Ua Cearnaigh; Nia, son of Cormac; Dubhdachrich, son of Dubhdainbher; Aileall, son of Conall Grant; Flaitheamhail, son of Dluthach; Fearghus Ua Eoghain. One hundred and sixty of Fearghal's satellites, and numbers
p.319of others, were slain besides these nobles. Nine was the number of persons that fied with panic and lunacy from this battle. Seven thousand was the number that fell on both sides between them. Inrachtach, son of Dunchadh Muirisce, King of Connaught, died in that battle of Almhain, if true.
The Age of Christ, 719.
Fogartach, son of Niall, son of Cearnach Sotal, was in the sovereignty of Ireland this year, until he fell in the battle of Delgean, by Cinaeth, son of Irgalach.
St. Sinach, of Innis Clothrann, died on the 20th day of the month of April.
Aelchu, of Mainistir Buite, died.
Indreachtach, son of Muireadhach, King of Connaught, died.
Cluain Mic Nois was burned.
Sealbhach, Lord of Dal Riada, went into holy orders.
The Age of Christ, 720.
The first year of Cinaeth, son of Irgalach, son of Conaing Cuirri, in the sovereignty of Ireland.
St. Faelchu, son of Dorbhe, Abbot of Ia;
St. Cuindles, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois;
and Sinach, of Tailtin, died.
The battle of Ceann Delgen, by Cinaeth, son of Irgalach, in which Foghartach Ua Cearnaigh was slain.
St. Caechscuile, scribe of Doire Chalgaigh, died.
St. Cillene Ua Colla, Abbot of Athain, died on the 3rd of January.
St. Colman Uamhach, scribe of Ard Macha,
and St. Colman Banban, scribe of Cill Dara Kildare, died.
St. Ruibin, son of the son of Connad, chief scribe of Munster, died.
The son of Brocan, of Tigh Telle died.
Ulidia was taken possession of by Cinaeth, son of Congalach.
The Age of Christ, 721.
The second year of Cinaeth.
p.321Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, after having gone to Alba Scotland, died in his own church at Apurcrosan, on the 21st of April; eighty years, three months, and nine days, was the length of his life.
St. Celechrist died.
St. Conall, son of Moudan, received the crown of martyrdom.
Feardachrich, son of Conghalach, died.
Cuanan, of Cill Delge;
Deirir, of Daimhinis Devenish, of the Ui Colla;
Cuana, of Druim Cuilinn;
and Cillene, of Loch Gerg, died.
The battle of Druim Fornocht was fought by Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, and the Cinel Conaill, against Aedh Allan, son of Fearghal, and the Cinel Eoghain. Aedh Allan was defeated. These chieftains were slain on the side of Aedh, namely Flann, son of Erthaile, and Snedgus Dearg Ua Brachaidhe.
Murchadh, son of Bran, King of Leinster, died.
Crimhthann, son of Ceallach Cualann, was slain in the battle of Bealach Lice.
Ailill, son of Bodhbhcha, of Meath, died.
A battle was fought by Cinaeth, son of Irgalach, against the Leinstermen; and he obtained his demand.
The battle of Inis Breagain, wherein were slain Edersgeoil, son of Ceallach Cualann, and Congal, son of Bran.
Cathal Cerr, chief of the south of Breagh, died.
The Age of Christ, 722.
St. Flann, of Aentrebh, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.
After Cinaeth, son of Irgalach, had been three years in sovereignty over Ireland, he fell in the battle of Druim Corcrain, by Flaithbheartach,
p.323son of Loingseach.
Eudus, son of Ailell, and Maelduin, son of Fearadhach, fell in that battle by Dunchadh, son of Cormac.
The battle of Aillinn was fought between the two sons of Murchadh, son of Bran, in which Dunchadh, the senior, was slain.
Domhnall, son of Ceallach, King of Connaught, died.
The Age of Christ, 723.
The first year of Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, in sovereignty over Ireland.
St. Gall Lilcaigh died.
St. Fachtna, son of Folachtan, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert, died.
The Age of Christ, 724.
The second year of Flaithbheartach.
Mac Onchon, scribe of Cill Dara Kildare;
Mac Concumba, scribe of Cluain Mic Nois;
Cochall Odhar, scribe of Beannchair, died.
The Age of Christ, 725.
The third year of Flaithbheartach.
St. Dachonna the Pious, Bishop of Condere Connor, died on the 15th of May.
St. Cillene Foda, Abbot of Ia Iona, died.
St. Adamnan, Abbot of Rath Maighe hAenaigh,
and St. Mainchin, of Leithghlinn, died.
St. Faeldobhar Beg the Wise, of Fobhar, died.
Cul Rathain was burned.
A battle was fought between the Cruithni at Murbholg, wherein a great number of the Cruithni was slain.
St. Colman O'Liadain, a select doctor, died.
St. Eochaidh, son of Colgan, anchorite of Ard Macha;
St. Colman, of Tealach Ualann;
and Breac Bearbha, died.
Cobhlaith, daughter of Ceallach Cualann, died.
The Age of Christ, 726.
The fourth year of Flaithbheartach.
Aelchu, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard;
Flann Sinna Ua Colla, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, one of the Ui Creamhthainn, died.
Gerald, of Magh Eo, died on the 13th of March.
Sebhdann, daughter of Corc, Abbess of Cill Dara, died.
Timnen, of Cill Garadh in Scotland;
Neachtan, son of Derili, died.
The mortal wounding of Doedhghus, son of Baeth, chief of the Deisi.
Muireadhach, son of Indreachtach, was slain; he was Bishop of Magh Eo.
A battle was fought between the South Leinstermen and the Munstermen; and the victory was gained by Aedh, son of Colgan.
Feardomhnach, scribe of Ard Macha, died.
Fearghus, son of Conall Oircneach, died.
Congalach, of Cnucha, died.
Ceallach, daughter of Dunchadh, of the Ui Liathain, died.