The Age of Christ, 827.
The tenth year of Conchobhar.
Maeldobharchon, Abbot of Cill Uasaille;
Cormac, son of Muirgheas, Abbot of Seantrabh;
Maelumha, son of Ceithearnach, Prior of Finnabhair;
Aedhan Ua Condumhai, scribe of Dearmhach;
and Cearbhall, son of Finnachta, lord of Dealbhna Beathra, died.
Drugan, son of Tadhg, lord of Ui Meith, died.
The Age of Christ, 828.
The eleventh year of Conchobhar.
Cormac, son of Suibhne, Abbot of Cluain Iraird, scribe and bishop;
Tibraide, son of Rechtabhar, Abbot of Cluain Dolcain;
Joseph, son of Nechtain, Abbot of Ros Commain;
Siadhal, son of Fearadhach, Abbot of Cill Dara;
Cailti, son of Erc, Abbot of Fidh Duin;
Ceallach son of Condmhach, anchorite of Diseart Ceallaigh, [died].
Muiriccan of Cill Dara [died].
Aenghus, son of Donnchadh, lord of Tealach Midhe, died.
Finneachta, son of Bodhbhchadh, lord of Cinel-Mic-Erca, died.
Dunchadh, son of Conaing, lord of Cianachta, died.
Follamhain, son of Donnchadh, was slain by the Munstermen.
The Age of Christ, 829.
The twelfth year of Conchobhar.
Airmheadhach, successor of Finnen of Magh Bile, was drowned.
Muirenn, Abbess of Cill Dara, died.
Ceithearnach, son of Dunchu, scribe, priest, and wise man of Ard Macha,
The plundering of Conaille by the foreigners, who took Maelbrighde, its king, and Canannan, his brother, and carried them with them to their ships.
Suibhne, son of Fairneach, Abbot of Ard Macha for the space of two months, died.
Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann, with the forces of Munster and Leinster, came to Finnabhair Breagh, to plunder the men of Breagh; and the Liffe was plundered by Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, King of Ireland.
The Age of Christ, 830.
The thirteenth year of Conchobhar.
The first plundering of Ard Macha. Ard Macha was plundered thrice in one month by the foreigners, and it had never been plundered by strangers before.
The plundering of Daimhliag and the tribe of Cianachta, with all their churches, by the foreigners. Oilill, son of Colgan, was also taken prisoner by them.
The plundering of Lughmhadh and Mucshnamh, and Ui Meith, and Druim Mic hUa Blae, and of other churches, by them also. Tuathal, son of Fearadhach, was carried off by the foreigners, and the shrine of Adamnan from Domhnach Maighen.
The Age of Christ, 831.
The fourteenth year of Conchobhar.
Reachtghal, son of Suibhne, priest of Ard Macha, died.
The plundering of Rath Luirigh and Connor by the foreigners.
The plundering of Lis Mor Mochuda.
The burning of Tearmann Chiarain by Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann.
The plundering of Dealbhna Beathra thrice by him also.
The plundering of Cill Dara by Ceallach, son of Bran.
Cinaedh, son of Eochaidh, lord of Dal Araidhe of the North, was slain.
Cinaedh, son of Arthrach, lord of Cualann, and Diarmaid, son of Ruadhrach, lord of Airthear Life, died.
After Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, had been fourteen years in the monarchy of Ireland, he died, after the victory of penance.
The Age of Christ, 832.
The first year of Niall Caille, son of Aedh Oirdnidhe, in sovereignty over Ireland.
Reachtabhra, Abbot of Cill Achaidh;
and Irghalach, Abbot of Saighir, died.
A battle was gained by Niall Caille and Murchadh over the foreigners, at Doire Chalgaigh, where a slaughter was made of them.
The plundering of Cluain Dolcain by the foreigners.
A great number of the family of Cluain Mic Nois were slain by Feidhlimidh, son of Crumhthan, King of Caiseal; and all their termon was burned by him, to the door of the church. In like manner did he treat the family of Dearmhach, also to the door of its church.
Diarmaid, son of Tomaltach, King of Connaught, died.
Cobhthach, son of Maelduin, lord of West Munster, was slain.
The plundering of Loch Bricrenn, against Conghalach, son of Eochaidh, by the foreigners;
p.449and he was taken prisoner, and afterwards killed at their ships.
Artri, son of Conchobhar, Abbot of Ard Macha, died; he was brother of the King of Oirghialla.
Ruaidhri, son of Maelfothartach, half chieftain of Ui Crimhthainn, died.
The Age of Christ, 833.
The second year of Niall Caille.
Tuathchar, Bishop and scribe of Cill Dara;
Affric, Abbess of Cill Dara;
Dunlaing, Abbot of Corcach;
and Finnachta, Abbot of Cill Ite, died.
Ceallach, son of Bran, King of Leinster, died.
Cinaedh, son of Conaing, Iord of Breagh,
and Diarmaid, son of Conaing, lord of Teathbha, died.
A battle was gained over the Danes by Dunadhach, son of Scannlan, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, wherein many were slain.
The plundering of Gleann Da Locha, Slaine, and Finnabhair Abha, by the foreigners.
Dunadhach, son of Scannlan, lord of Gabhra, died.
Suibhne, son of Artrach, lord of Mughdhorna, was killed by his own tribe.
Conghalach, son of Aenghus, lord of Cinel Laeghaire, died.
Eoghan Mainistreach, Abbot of Ard Macha and Cluain Eraird, died.
The Age of Christ, 834.
The third year of Niall.
Breasal, son of Cormac; Airchinneach, Abbot of Cill Dumha and other churches;
Aedhagan, son of Torbach, Abbot of Lughmhadh, died on his pilgrimage at Cluain Mic Nois. Eoghan, the son of this Aedhagan, remained at Cluain Mic Nois, and from him descended Meic Cuinn Na mBocht there.
Cumasgach, son of Aenghus, Prior of Cluain Mic Nois, died.
Caenchomhrac, son of Siadhal, OEconomus of
p.451Cill Dara, died.
A hosting was made by Niall Caille, King of Ireland, into Leinster; and he appointed a king over them, namely, Bran, son of Faelan, and obtained his demand.
The plundering of Meath by Niall Caille; and it was burned by him as far as the house of Maelconoc, lord of Dealbhna Beathra, at Bodhammair.
The plundering of Fearna, Cluain Mor Maedhog, and Druim hIng, by the foreigners. The burning of Mungairid and other churches in Ormond by them also.
Fearghus son of Badhbhchadh, lord of Carraig Brach Aidhe, was slain by the Munstermen.
Dunadhach, son of Scannlan, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.
Eochaidh, son of Cuchongalt, lord of Ui Tuirtre, died.
The capture of Cairbre, son of Cathal, lord of South Leinster.
Cluain Mic Nois was profaned by Cathal, son of Ailell, lord of Ui Maine, against the prior, Flann, son of Flaithbheartach, one of the Ui Forga of Munster, whom he cast into the Sinainn, and killed. The rights of seven churches were for this given to Ciaran, and a great consideration.
A defeat was given by Cathal, son of Ailill, to Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann, King of Caiseal, in Magh I, where many were slain; of which was said:
- The Connaughtmen were mighty;
in Magh I they were not feeble;
Let any one inquire of Feidhlimidh,
whence Loch na Calla is named.
A change of abbots at Ard Macha, i.e. Forannan of Rath Mic Malais in place of Diarmaid Ua Tighearnaigh.
The Age of Christ, 835.
The fourth year of Niall.
Forbhasach, Bishop and anchorite of Lusca,
and Suibhne, son of Joseph, Abbot of Gleann Da Locha, died.
Ceallach, son of Forbhasach, airchinneach of Ros Commain, was slain.
Saerghus, Abbot of Dearmhach;
Fiachra, son of Dubhdachrich, Abbot of Cluain Foda Librain;
and Robhartach, son of Maeluidhir, Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh, died.
Dunlang, son of Cathasaigh, successor of Bara of Corcach, died.
The taking of the oratory of Cill Dara upon Forannan, Abbot of Ard Macha, with all the congregation of Patrick likewise, by Feidhlimidh, by battle and arms; and the clergy were taken by him with their submission.
Cluain Mor Maedhog was burned on Christmas night by the foreigners; and a great number was slain by them, and many prisoners were carried off. The oratory of Gleann Da Locha was also burned by them. All the country of Connaught was likewise desolated by them.
Great produce both of masts and acorns, which so choked up the brooks that they ceased running.
Cill Dara was plundered by the foreigners of Inbher Deaa, and half the church was burned by them.
Cairbre, son of Maelduin, lord of Loch Gabhar, was slain by Maelcearnaigh.
Diarmaid Archbishop of Ard Macha went to Connaught with the law of Patrick.
Gofraidh, son of Fearghus, chief of Oirghialla, went to Alba, to strengthen the Dal Riada, at the request of Cinaeth, son of Ailpin.
The Age of Christ, 836.
The fifth year of Niall Caille.
Flaithri, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe, bishop and anchorite;
Fedach, Abbot of Cill Delge;
and Martin, Abbot of Cluain Caein, died.
A victory was gained over the Munstermen by Cathal, son of Muirghius.
Cathal, son of Muirghius, son of Tomaltach, King of Connaught, died soon after.
Riagan, son of Finnachta, half king of Leinster, died.
Maelduin, son of Seachnasach, lord of Feara Cul, died.
Dubh Litir Odhar, of Teamhair, was taken prisoner by the foreigners, who afterwards put him to death in his gyves, at their ships, and thus he fell by them!
A fleet of sixty ships of Norsemen on the Boyne. Another fleet of sixty ships on the Abhainn Liphthe. These two fleets plundered and spoiled Magh Liphthe and Magh Breagh, both churches and habitations of men, and goodly tribes, flocks, and herds.
A battle was gained by the men of Breagh over the foreigners in Mughdhorna Breagh; and six score of the foreigners were slain in that battle.
A battle was gained by the foreigners, at Inbhear Na mBarc, over all the Ui Neill, from the Sinainn to the sea, where such slaughter was made as never
p.457before was heard of; however, the kings and chieftains, the lords and toparchs, escaped without slaughter or mutilation.
The churches of Loch Eirne were destroyed by the foreigners, with Cluain Eois and Daimhinis, &c.
The churches of Laichtene, Inis Cealtra, and Cill Finnche, were burned by the foreigners.
The plundering of the race of Cairbre Crom by Feidhlimidh, son of Crimhthann.
Saxolbh, chief of the foreigners, was slain by the Cianachta.
A slaughter was made of the foreigners at Eas Ruaidh.
A slaughter of them at Carn Fearadhaigh.
The victory of Fearta was gained by the foreigners.
The first taking of Ath Cliath by the foreigners.