The Age of Christ, 737.
The eighth year of Aedh.
Aireachtach, son of Cuana, Abbot of Fearna Ferns, died.
Maelochtraigh, Abbot of Cille Foirbrigh, died.
Feardachrich, Abbot of Imleach and of Leithghlinn, died.
Dachua, son of Indaighe, an anchorite, died;
and Cuidgheal, Abbot and Scribe of Lughmhadh Louth, died.
The devastation of Cinel Fiachach and of Dealbhna by the Osraighe.
Cathal, son of Finguine, King of Munster, died.
Flann Feorna, Lord of Corc Modhruadh, died.
Aedh Balbh, son of Innreachtach, King of Connaught, died.
Artrach, son of Aitheachda, Lord of Ui Meith, died.
Age of Christ, 738.
Affiath, Abbot of Magh Bile Movilla, died.
Affrica, Abbess of Cill Dara Kildare, died
Cuimmen Ua Ciarain, Abbot of Rechrainn, died.
Aedh Allan, son of Maelduin, fell in the battle of Magh Seirigh (i.e. Ceanannus), between the two Teabhthas, by Domhnall, son of Murchadh, after having been nine years in the sovereignty of Ireland. The last quatrain of Aedh Allan:
- If my beloved God would look upon me
on the brink of Loch Sailchedain,
Afterwards if I should be found at guilt,
it would be wealth to a servant to save me.
There were also slain in the same battle Cumascach, son of Conchubhar, Lord of the Airtheara the Oriors; Maenach, son of Connalach, Lord of Ui Creamhthainn; and Muireadhach, son of Fearghus Forcraidh, Lord of Ui Tuirtre.
The battle of Damh Dearg, in Breagh, by Indreachtach Ua Conaing, in which were slain Dungal, son of Flann, Lord of Feara Cul; and Fearghus, son of Oisteach, with many others.
Ceallach, son of Raghallach, King of Connaught,
Dluthach, son of Fithcheallach, Lord of Ui Maine, died.
Dubhdothra, Lord of Ui Briuin Cualann, was mortally wounded.
Coincheann, daughter of Ceallach Cualann, died.
The Age of Christ, 739.
The first year of Domhnall, son of Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, over Ireland; he was the first king of the Clann Colmain.
Colman, Bishop of Laessan, died.
Laidhgnen, son of Doineannach, Abbot of Saighir, died. Fergus, son of Colman Cutlach, a celebrated philosopher, died.
Reachtabhrat, son of Fearghal, one of the Connaughtmen, died.
The battle of Ailiun Da Bhernach, in which were slain Dubhdados, son of Murghal, and the two grandsons of Ceallach Cualann, namely, Cathal and Oilioll.
The sea cast ashore a whale in Boirche, in the province of Ulster. Every one in the neighbourhood went to see it for its wondrousness. When it was slaughtered, three golden teeth were found in its head, each of which teeth contained fifty ounces. Fiachna, son of Aedh Roin, King of Ulidia, and Eochaidh, son of Breasal, chief of Ui Eathach Iveagh, sent a tooth of them to Beannchair, where it remained for a long time on the altar, to be seen by all in general.
The Age of Christ, 740.
The second year of Domhnall.
Forannan, Abbot of Cluain Eraird Clonard, died.
Cuimmene hUa Maenaigh, Abbot of Lann Leire, died.
Congus, anchorite of Cluain Tibhrinne, died.
Ceannfaeladh, Comharba of Druim Chuilinn, died.
The Age of Christ, 741.
The third year of Domhnall.
Cormac, Bishop of Ath Truim Trim, died.
Dubhdabhoireann Ua Beccain, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones;
Aenghus, son of Tibraide, Abbot of Cluain Foda Baedain Abha Clonfad;
Cialtrog, Abbot of Glais Naeidhe Glasnevin;
Beochaill, of Ard Achadh Ardagh;
Finghal, of Lis Mor;
Maelanfaidh, of Cill Achaidh Droma Foda Killeigh;
and Seachnasach, son of Colgan, Lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.
The battle of Rath Cuile, by Anmchadh, in which Uargus, son of Fachtna, was slain.
The Age of Christ, 742.
The fourth year of Domhnall.
St. Cuanan Glinne, Abbot of Magh Bile Movilla, died on the 3rd of April.
Abel, Abbot of Imleach Fia, died.
Saran, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.
Comman of Ross, who was Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, and eke a man full of the grace of God was he, died.
Feardacrich, Abbot of Dairinis, died.
Cucummne, a select philosopher, died. It was for him Adamnan composed a quatrain, to stimulate him to learning:
read the authors half through,
The other half of his career
he abandoned for his hags.
read the authors half through,
During the other half of his career
he will read till he will become an adept.
Tuathalan, Abbot of Ceann Righmonaidh, died.
Aidhneach, of Baisleac, died.
Jacob Ua Forannain, a learned preacher in his time, died.
Rumann, son of Colman, an adept in wisdom, chronology, and poetry, died.
Muireadhach Meann, chief of Ui Meith, was slain at Cuil Cummaisg by the Ulidians.
Aedh Muindearg, son of Flaithbheartach, lord of Tuaisceart, died.
Seachnasach, son of Colgan, King of South Leinster, died.
The battle of Carn Ailche was fought by the Munstermen, in which Cairbre, son of Cudinaisg, was slain.
A battle was fought by Anmchadh, in which Cairbre, Fearghus, and Caicher, sons of Cumascrach, were slain, and sixteen chieftains along with them.
Fiachra, son of Gaphran, of Meath, was drowned in Loch Ribh.
Dunlaing, son of Dunchu, lord of Cinel Ardghail, died.
The Age of Christ, 743.
The fifth year of Domhnall.
Arasgach, Abbot of Muicinis Riagail, was drowned.
Dodimog, the anchorite, Abbot of Cluain Iraird
p.347Clonard, and Cill Dara Kildare, died.
Cobhthach, Abbot of Reachrainn, died.
Cuan Cam the Wise, died.
Cuan, Anchorite of Lilcach, died.
Muireann, daughter of Cealach Cualann, and wife of Irgalach, died.
Congal, son of Eigneach, lord of the Airtheara the Oriors, was slain at Rath Esclair, by Donnboo, son of Cubreatan.
Ships with their crews, were plainly seen in the sky this year.
The Age of Christ, 744.
The sixth year of Domhnall.
Breasal, son of Colgan, Abbot of Fearna Ferns, died.
Liber, Abbot of Magh Bile, died.
Conall, Abbot of Tuaim Greine, died.
Seigeine of Clarach died.
Mac Cuanach the Wise one of the Cinel Cairbre, died.
Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert was burned.
A great storm occurred in this year, so that a great number of the family of Ia Coluim Cille lona, were drowned.
Connmach, son of Oendenog, died.
The battle of Ard Cianachta by Dungal, son of Amhalgaidh, in which was slain Ailill, son of Dubhdachrich Ua Cinnfaelaidh, and in which was slain Domhnall, son of Cinaedh, in the heat of the conflict, after he had, at the first, gained the victory.
Cairbre, son of Murchadh Midheach, died, and Beccbaile, son of Eochaidh.
The Age of Christ, 745.
The seventh year of Domhnall.
St. Suairleach, Bishop of Fobhar Fore, died on the 21st of March.
Dubhdaleithe of the Writing, Abbot of Cill Scire, died.
Mac Neamhnaill, Abbot of Birra Birr, died.
Comorbach, son of Ceallan, Abbot of Cill Mor Inir, died.
Fobhar and Domhnach Padraig were burned.
Cathal Maenmaighe, Lord of Ui Maine, died.
Blathmhac, son of Coibhdeanach, Lord of Muscraighe, died.
Dubhdabhoireann, Lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.
Anmchaidh, chief of Ui Liathain, died.
The battle of Inis Snaig, by Anmchaidh, son of Cucearca.
Cudinaisc Ua Fearghusa one of the Ui Fiachrach, died.
Fiachra, son of Ailene, lord of Mughdhorna, was killed.
Eogon, son of Tripot, an abbot, died.
The Age of Christ. 746.
The eighth year of Domhnall.
Maelimarchair, Bishop of Eachdruim Aughrim, died.
Cuangus, Abbot of Liath Mor, died.
Colman of the Britons, son of Faelan, Abbot of Slaine, died.
Nuada, son of Dubhsleibhe, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones, died.
Flann grandson of Conghal, Lord of Ui Foilge, died.
Fearghus son of Fogartach, Lord of Southern Brega, died.
Muirghius son of Fearghus, Lord of the Deisi, [died].
And Flann Foirtrea, Lord of Corco Laigde, died.
Fursa, Abbot of Leacain Midhe, died.
Losglaigde the Wise died.
Eochaidh, of Cill Toma,
and Ceile Dulaisi, of Daimhinis Devenish, died.
Mac hUige, of Lis Mor, died.
The burning of half the Granary of Cluain Iraird Clonard.
Bran, son of Baitbeitre, died.
St. Coman the Saint, of Ros Chomain, and from whom Ros Chomain
p.351is named, died this year, or the year after it. There is a discrepancy in the Annals as to which year he died, &c.