The Age of Christ, 797 recti 802.
The fifth year of Aedh.
Ailill, son of Cormac, Abbot of Slaine, a wise man and a learned judge, died.
Muireadhach, son of Olcobhar, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;
Connachtach, a select scribe, and Abbot of Ia Iona;
Clemens, of Tir Da Ghlas;
and Macoige, of Aporcrosain, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor, died.
Cosgrach Ua Fraeich, Abbot of
p.407Lughmhadh Louth, died.
Muireadhach, son of Domhnall, lord of Meath, died.
Aedh Oirdnidhe went to Meath, and divided Meath between the two sons of Donnchadh, namely, Conchubhar and Ailill.
Ailill was slain the year following, by Conchubhar, in a battle.
Euginia, daughter of Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, queen of the King of Teamhair i.e. of the King of Breagh, died.
Hi Coluim Cille was burned by foreigners, i.e. by the Norsemen.
The demolition of Loch Riach by Muirghius, son of Tomaltach.
Fearghal, son of Anmchaidh, lord of Osraighe, died.
Artri, son of Ailill, lord of Mughdhorna Maighean Cremorne, died.
The Age of Christ, 798 recte 803.
The sixth year of Aedh.
Flann, son of Narghal, after having suffered sixteen years under severe sickness for God, died.
Mac Laisre the Learned, of Inis Muireadhaigh Inishmurry, died.
Airfhindan, Abbot of Tamhlacht Maeleruain Tallaght, died.
The battle of Rubha Conaill, between the two sons of Donnchadh, in which Ailill was slain by Conchubhar.
Oenghus Ua Mughroin, lord of Ui Failghe, was slain through treachery by his own people.
Finachta, son of Cellach, was killed.
Dunchadh, son of Conghal, lord of Loch Cal, was slain by his brother.
The Age of Christ, 799 recte 804.
The seventh year of Aedh.
Carabran, Abbot of Lis Mor;
Faelan, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Cill Dara;
and Cormac, son of Conall, OEconomus of Lusca, died.
Duibhinnreacht, son of Cathal, King of Connaught, died.
Laeghaire, son of Fearghal, lord of Desmond, died.
Domhnall, son of Aedh Muindearg, son of Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, son of Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Ainmire, lord of the
Cinaedh, son of Duinechda, and Cearnach, son of Dunchadh, lord of Mughdhorna Cremorne, died.
The devastation of Leinster twice in one month by the Ui Neill, of which was said:
- Afterwards he returns to Leinster,
Aedh, a soldier who shunned not battles;
The robber king did not cease
till he left them in dearth.
Aedh Oirdnidhe assembled a very great army to proceed into Leinster and devastated Leinster twice in one month. A full muster of the men of Ireland (except the Leinstermen), both laity and clergy, was again made by him and he marched until he reached Dun Cuair, on the confines of Meath and Leinster. Thither came Connmhach, successor of Patrick, having the clergy of Leath Chuinn along with him. It was not pleasing to the clergy to go upon any expedition; they complained of their grievance to the king, and the king, i.e. Aedh, said that he would abide by the award of Fothadh na Canoine; on which occasion Fothadh passed the decision by which he exempted the clergy of Ireland for ever from expeditions and hostings, when he said:
- The Church of the living God,
let her alone, waste her not,
Let her right be apart,
as best it ever was.
- Every true monk,
who is of a pure conscience,
For the Church to which it is due
let him labour like every servant.
- Every soldier from that out,
who is without religious rule or obedience,
Is permitted to aid
the great Aedh son of Niall.
- This is the true rule,
neither more nor less:
Let every one serve in his vocation
without murmur or complaint.
The Church, &c.
Aedh Oirdnidhe afterwards went to the King of Leinster, and obtained his full demand from the Leinstermen; and Finsneachta, King of Leinster, gave him hostages and pledges.
There happened great wind, thunder, and lightning, on the day before the festival of Patrick of this year, so that one thousand and ten persons were killed in the territory of Corca Bhaiscinn, and the sea divided the island of Fitha into three parts.
The Age of Christ, 800 recte 805.
The eighth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.
Robhartach, Abbot of Beannchair Bangor;.
Muireadhach, son of Aimhirgin, Abbot of Leithghlinn;
Cuana, Abbot of Mainistir Buite Monasterboice;
Maenach, son of Colgan, Abbot of Lusca Lusk;
Dubhdabhoireann Ua Dubhain, Abbot of Cluain Iraird Clonard;
Fiangus, Abbot of Ros Cre;
Cormac, son of Muirghius, Abbot of Baisleac Baslick;
Fine, Abbess of Cill Dara, died.
Cill Achaidh Killeigh was burned, with its new oratory.
Muircheartach, son of Donnghal, lord of Breifne;
Maelbracha, son of Breslen, lord of Corca Loighdhe;
and Finnachta, son of Donnghal, died.
Cearnach, son of Fearghus, lord of Loch Gabhair, died.
Finnshneachta, son of Ceallach, King of Leinster, entered into religion.
Aedh Oirdnidhe went to Dun Cuair, and divided Leinster between the two Muireadhachs, namely, Muireadhach, son of Ruadhrach, and Muireadhach, son of Bran.
The Age of Christ, 801.
The ninth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.
Congal, son of Maenach, Abbot of Slaine, who was a learned sage and a pure virgin;
and Loitheach, doctor of Beannchair Bangor, died.
Hi Coluim Cille was plundered by foreigners; and great numbers of the laity and clergy were killed by
p.413them, namely, sixty eight.
Flaithiusa, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui Failghe, was slain at Rath Imghain.
Tir Da Ghlas Terryglass was burned.
Finnachta, son of Ceallach, King of Leinster, took the government again.
Connmhach, Judge of Ui Briuin, died.
The Age of Christ, 802 recte 807.
The tenth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.
Ceannfaeladh, Bishop of Cluain Fearta Clonfert, died.
Elarius, anchorite and scribe of Loch Crea, died.
Lemnatha of Cill Manach died.
The church of Coluim Cille at Ceanannus was destroyed.
Inis Muireadhaigh was burned by foreigners, and they attacked Ros Commain.
Cormac, son of Donghalach, lord of the North, died.
Murchadh Ua Flainn, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.
The Age of Christ, 803 recte 808.
The eleventh year of Aedh.
Thomas, Bishop, Scribe, and Abbot of Linn Duach;
and Faelghus, Abbot of Cill Achaidh, died.
Finshneachta, son of Ceallach, King of Leinster, died at Cill Dara.
Cinaedh, son of Conchobhar, was slain at Magh Cobha, by the Cruithni
p.415of Dal Araidhe.
A hosting by Muirgheas, son of Tomaltach, with the Connaughtmen about him, to assist Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, son of Domhnall, to destroy the men of Meath, and they arrived at Tir An Aenaigh. The king, Aedh, came to protect the men of Meath; and he drove Conchobhar and his forces to flight out of it, as if they were goats and sheep. He afterwards burned that part of the country of Meath which was dearest to Donnchadh.
The Age of Christ, 804 recte 809.
The twelfth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.
Aedh, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha;
Maelfothartaigh, son of Flann, Abbot of Finnabhair Abha and Cill Monai, died.
Finbil, Abbess of Cluain Bronaigh,
and Dunchu, Abbot of Tealach Lias, were slain.
Cuciarain, Prior of Cluain Mic Nois,
and Baedan, of Cluain Tuaisceirt, died.
A battle by the Ulidians between the two sons of Fiachna, and Cairell defeated Eochaidh.
A battle between two parties of the Ui Ceinnsealaigh, in which Ceallach, son of Donnghall, was slain.
The plundering of Ulidia by Aedh Oirdnidhe, the king, in revenge of the profanation of the shrine of Patrick, against Dunchu.
Fire came from heaven, by which persons were killed in Dearthach Aedhain.
The Age of Christ, 805 recte 810.
The thirteenth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.
Caithnia, Abbot of Daimhliag;
Tighernach, by whom Daire Melle was founded, Abbot of Cill Achaidh;
Guaire, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha;
p.417son of Donnghal, OEconomus of Ard Macha, died.
Maelfothartaigh, i.e. the scribe, son of Aedhghal, Abbot of Airegal Dachiarog, died.
Anluan, son of Conchobhar, lord of Aidhne, died.
Tadhg and Flaithnia, two sons of Muirgheas, son of Tomaltach, were slain by the Luighni; and Luighne Leyny was laid waste by Muirgheas, in revenge of them. A hero of the Luighni said:
- Muirgheas slew my son,
which very much wounded me;
It was I that struck the sword
into the throat of Tadhg afterwards.
Cathal, son of Fiachra, lord of Rath Airthir and Feara Cul, died.
Gormghal, son of Dindaghaigh, Abbot of Ard Macha and Cluain Eois, died.
The Age of Christ, 806 recte 811.
The fourteenth year of Aedh Oirdnidhe.
Tuathghal, Abbot of the religious seniors of Cluain;
Blathmac Ua Muirdheabhair, Abbot of Dearmhach;
and Dimman of Aradh, anchorite, died.
The prevention of the celebration of the fair of Tailtin, so that neither horse nor chariot was run, by Aedh, son of Niall; i.e. the family of Tamhlacht prevented it, in consequence of the violation of Termon of Tamhlacht Maelruain. Aedh Oirdnidhe afterwards gave their full demand to the family of Tamhlacht, together with many gifts.
In this year the Ceile Dei came over the sea, with
p.419dry feet, without a vessel; and a written roll was given him from heaven, out of which he preached to the Irish, and it was carried up again when the sermon was finished. This ecclesiastic used to go every day southwards across the sea, after finishing his preaching. It was in it i.e. this year, moreover, that the cakes were converted into blood, and the blood flowed from them when being cut. It was in it also the birds used to speak with human voice.
Admoer, daughter of Aedh Laighen, died at an advanced age, after a well spent life.
Connmhach, son of Dubhdalethe, Abbot of Ard Macha, died suddenly.