The Age of Christ, 767.
The second year of Donnchadh.
Aerlaidh of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.
St. Suibhne, Abbot of Ia Coluim Cille, died.
Maelaithgen, Abbot of Cluain Eidhneach;
Sealbhach, son of Cualta, Abbot of Corcach Cork,
and Edhniuch, son of Erc, Abbot of Liath, died.
The fair of the clapping of hands, so called because terrific and horrible signs appeared at the time, which were like unto the signs of the day of judgment, namely, great thunder and lightning, so that it was insufferable to all to hear the one and see the other. Fear and horror seized the men of Ireland, so that their religious seniors ordered them to make two fasts, together with fervent prayer, and one meal between them, to protect and save them from a pestilence, precisely at Michaelmas. Hence came the Lamhchomart, which was called the
p.373Fire from heaven.
Aedh Ailghin, lord of Ui Maine, was slain.
Art, son of Flaitnia, chief of Aidhne, was slain.
Dunghal, son of Ceallach, lord of Osraighe, died.
Ceinnsalach, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.
The Age of Christ, 768.
The third year of Donnchadh in sovereignty over Ireland.
Maenach, son of Colman, Abbot of Slaine and Cill Foibrich, died.
Daniel Ua Foilene, scribe of Leathabha, died.
St. Martin, Bishop of Inis Eidhnigh, died on the 1st of November.
Gallbran Ua Lingain, scribe of Cluain Mic Nois;
Aedhan, Bishop of Magh Eo Mayo;
Cethernach Ua Ermono, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert;
Lerthan, Abbess of Cilldara Kildare;
Aedh, son of Cairbre, Abbot of Reachrainn;
and Donnchadh, King of Connaught, died.
The Age of Christ, 769.
The fourth year of Donnchadh over Ireland.
Albran, son of Foidmeach, Abbot of Treoit Mor Trevet, died between the two Easters.
Ultan, hUa Berodherg, Abbot of Ohain mor Fahan, died.
Ernadhach, son of Echin, Abbot of Leithghlinn, died.
Forannan, scribe and bishop of Treoit Trevet, died.
Soairleach Ua Concuarain, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.
Seanchan, Abbot of Imleach Iubhair Emly, died.
Imraiteach of Gleann Cloitighe, anchorite, died.
Tomaltach, son of Murghal, lord of Magh Aei, died.
Badhbhchadh, son of Eachtghus, chief of Cinel Mic Earca, died.
Ceallach, son of Dunchadh, King of Leinster, died.
Eoghan, son of Colman, died.
The first erection of Tamlacht Mailruain.
The Age of Christ, 770.
The fifth year of Donnchadh in the sovereignty.
Donnghal, son of Nuadhad, Abbot of Lughmhadh Louth, died.
p.375Abbot of Lughmhadh, died;
and Conall, Abbot of Magh Luinge, died.
Ciaran, the Pious, of Bealach Duin, died on the 14th of June.
Suairleach, Abbot of Linn, died.
Ard Macha, Cill Dara, Gleann Da Locha, and Inis Baeithin, were burned.
Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, King of Ireland, mustered an army and marched it into Munster. Munster was devastated by him, and great numbers of the Munstermen were slain on that expedition. They afterwards gave him his own demand.
Fearghus, son of Colgan, died.
Aelghal, son of Flann, son of Conla, chief of Teathbha, died.
The battle of Achadh Liag was fought between the Ui Briuin and Ui Maine, wherein the Ui Maine were defeated.
Duibhinnreachtach, lord of Aradh, died.
Cuchoingealta, lord of Corca Laighdhe, died.
The Age of Christ, 771.
The sixth year of Donnchadh in the sovereignty.
Colum Finn, anchorite, died.
Maccoigeadh, Abbot of Cluain Mor Maedhog, died.
Tnuthghal, Abbot of Saigher Serkieran, died.
Gaeidheal of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.
Forbasa, Abbot of Rath Aedha, died.
Collbran, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, died.
Eoghan, son of Roinchenn, Abbot of Lis Mor, died.
Maelmaenaigh, Abbot of Ceann Garadh, died.
Maelrubha Ua Maenaigh, died.
Muireadhach, son of Ainbhcheallach, died.
A battle was fought between the Dal Araidhe themselves at Sliabh Mis, in which Nia, son of Cucongalt, was slain.
Another battle was fought between the Dal Araidhe, by Eochaidh, son of Fiachna, and Tomaltach, son of Innreachtach, where Cinaedh Ciarrge, son of Cathasach, and Dunghal Ua Fearghusa, and others besides them, were slain.
The battle of Ath Dumha was fought between the Airtheara and
p.377the Ui Eachdhach Cobha, in which Gormghal, son of Conall Crai, lord of Cobha, was slain.
A battle was fought between Donnchadh and Conghalach, in which Fearghal, son of Eladhach, lord of Ui Breasail Beiri, was slain.
Ceallach, son of Dunchadh, King of Leinster, died.
Tuathal, son of Crimhthann, died; Domhnall, son of Foghartach, chief of Ard, died.
Aedh Finn, lord of Dal Riada, died.
Feardachrich, Abbot of Ard Macha, the son of Suibhne, son of Ronan, son of Crunnmael, died.
The Age of Christ, 772.
The seventh year of Dunchadh over Ireland.
Ban of Badhbhghna, a wise man, died.
A battle was fought at Odhra Teamhrach between the two Cummaseachs, that the one killed the other.
The battle of Cala Truim was fought between the two Ua Cearnaighs, namely, Niall and Cumascach, wherein Eachtghus, son of Baeth, and numbers along with him, were slain.
Flathroi, son of Domhnall, King of Connaught, died.
The army of Leinster was brought by Connchadh over Breagh.
A war between Donnchadh and Congalach.
The battle of Forcaladh between Donnchadh son of Domhnall and Conghalach.
The Age of Christ, 773.
The eighth year of Donnchadh over Ireland.
Snedhchest, son of Tuamchu, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.
Conall, son of the artificer, a wise man and Abbot of Beannchair, died.
Ainbhcheallach, Abbot of Connor and Lann Eala Lynally, died.
Finan, Abbot of Cluain Eois Clones, died.
Sithmaith, Abbess of Cluain Boireann, died.
Eithne, daughter of Cianadon, died.
Cluain Mic Nois was burned.
The same war continued between Donnchadh and Conghalach, during which fell Congalach, son of Conaing, chief of Breagh; Cuana, son of Eigneach; Dunchadh, son of Alene, lord of Mughdhorna Cremorne; and Diarmaid, son of Clothna, and many others along with them. The battle was gained by Donnchadh. Of this battle was said:
- Of the battle of Forcaladh came slaughter
on a melancholy and tearful Sunday;
Many a mother was distracted and sorrowful
on the Monday following.
The following quatrain is in Buile An Scail:
- There will be increase of lamentation
in the morning at Forcaladh;
By Donnchadh of Meath the battle
shall be won in which Congalach shall perish.
Edersgel, son of Aedh, son of Colgan, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.
Niall, son of Conall Grant, chief of South Breagh, died.
Tuathal, son of Crumhthann, chief of Cualann, died.
Flannabhra, chief of Ui Mail, died.
The Age of Christ, 774.
The ninth year of Donnchadh.
Fulartach, Bishop of Cluain Iraird Clonard, died.
Learghal, a wise man, son of Neimhith, Abbot of Birarr, died.
Moenan, son of Cormac, Abbot of Cathair Fursa, in France, died.
Forbhasach, son of Maeltola, Abbot of Ros Comain Roscommon, died.
A hosting was made by Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, into the North, so that he brought hostages from Domhnall, son of Aedh Muindearg, lord of the North.
The battle of Cill Coice, in which Fearghal, son of Dunghal, son of Faelchu, lord of Fortuatha Laighean, was slain by the king Donnchadh.
Cill Dara was burned.
Cluain Mor Maedhog and Cill Delge Kildalkey were burned.
Aenghus, son of Aileni, lord of Mughdhorna Cremorne, died.
Flathrae, King of Connaught, died.
Muireadhach, son of Aenghus, chief of Ard Cianachta Ferrard, was slain.
The Age of Christ, 775.
The tenth year of Donnchadh.
Scannal, abbot, successor of Cainneach, died.
Maicniadh, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Dunleathghlaisi Downpatrick, died.
Augustin, of Beannchair Bangor, died.
Sedrach, son of Sobharthan, died.
Adharchu, a wise man, died.
Forbflaith, daughter of Connla, Abbess of Cluain Bronaigh, died.
The battle of Uilleann Guaire, wherein fell Flann, son of Ceallach, and Scannlan, son of Fianachtach.
The Age of Christ, 776 recte 781.
The eleventh year of Donnchadh.
Ailgniadh, Bishop of Ard Breacain Ardbraccan;
Seanchan, Abbot of Imleach, Iubhair Emly;
Orach, Abbot of Lis Mor, and the Abbot of Inis Doimhle;
Saerghal Ua Dungnae, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Molua Clonfertmalloe;
Duibhinnreacht, Abbot of Fearna Ferns;
Maenach Ua Maenaigh, Abbot of Lann Leire;
Feachtnach, Abbot of Fobhar Fore;
and Saerghal Ua Cathail, a wise man, died.
Aelbran Ua Lagudon, Abbot of Cluain Dolcain;
Nuada Ua Bolcain, Abbot of Tuaim Daolann;
Flaithniadh, son of Congal, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn Clonfert: all these died this year.
Conga, son of Ceallach, lord of Ui Cremhthainn;
Dunghal, son of Flaithniadh, lord of Ui Mail died.
Condalach, son of Ailell, was slain at Ard Macha.
The battle of Righ was gained
p.383by the men of Breagh over the Leinstermen, on the day of Allhallows precisely, wherein were slain Cucongalt, lord of Rath Inbhir, and Fearghal, son of Ailell, lord of Cinel Ucha. These were the chieftains of the men of Breagh who were routing in that battle: Diarmaid, son of Conaing; Conaing, son of Dunghal; Maelduin, son of Fearghus; and Fogartach, son of Cumascach. Of this was said:
- The Leinstermen went on Samhain
to the house of a good man, whom they loved not;
They left not the least of drink;
on the brink of the Righ they remained.
Fearghus, son of Eochaidh, lord of Dal Riada, died.