The Age of Christ, 877.
The first year of Flann Sinna, the son of Maelsechlainn, in sovereignty over Ireland.
Fearadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Ia;
Duibhlitir, Abbot of Cluain Eois and Tigh Airindan;
Muireadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Eantrobh;
Domhnall, son of Muirigen, King of Leinster;
Ferghil, Abbot of Cluain Mor Maedhog;
Flannagan, son of Faelan, heir apparent of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.
Maelciarain, son of Conang, lord of Teathbha, died in religion, after a good life.
Maelmithidh, son of Duibhinnrechtach, was killed by the Airtheara.
Caindealbhan, son of Riogan, heir apparent of Leinster, died.
Flann, son of Maeleachlainn, came into the province of Leinster, and took their hostages.
Munster was plundered, from Boraimhe to Corcach, by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn.
The Age of Christ, 878.
The second year of Flann Sinna.
Crunmhael of Cluain Caein, bishop and anchorite;
Suibhne Ua Finnachta, Bishop of Cill Dara;
Ruidhghel, Bishop and Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;
Aedhagan of the Island;
Fearchair, Abbot of Beannchair;
Martin Ua Roichligh, Abbot of Lis Mor;
Neassan, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Molua;
Aenghus, son of Maelcaularda, successor of Bishop Eoghan of Ard Srath;
Aenacan, son of Ruadhrach, Abbot of Lusca, died.
Maelfabhaill, son of Loingseach, lord of Carraig Brachaighe;
Flaitheamhain, son of Ceallach, lord of Ui Briuin Cualann;
Maelsinchill, son of Mughron, lord of Ui Failghe; died.
The oratory of Cianan was plundered and destroyed by the foreigners; and a great number of persons were carried off from thence into captivity.
Barith, a fierce champion of the Norsemen, who was the chief of these persecutors, was afterwards slain and burned at Ath Cliath, through the miracles of God and St. Cianan.
Donnghal, son of Maelacan, chief of Ui Conannla;
and Cearbhall, son of Cucoirne, heir
p.529apparent of Caiseal, died.
Aedhagan, son of Dealbhaeth, died.
Tuathal, son of Fiachra, lord of Tochar Mor;
and Finn, son of Dubhslaine, lord of Ui Fidhgeinte, died.
The Age of Christ, 879.
The third year of Flann.
Muircheartach, son of Niall, Abbot of Doire Chalgaigh and other churches, died.
Scannlan, Abbot of Dun Leathghlaise, died.
Cathal, son of Cormac, Abbot and Bishop of Cluain Dolcain;
Cormac, son of Ciaran, Abbot of Tuaim Da Ghualann and Prior of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;
Duibhinsi, Abbot of Inis Caeindeagha;
Aedhan, Abbot of Cluain Iraird;
Flann, son of Dubhdachrich, wise man of Tir Da Ghlas, died.
A battle was gained by the Conaille Muirtheimhne, with their lord Gibhleachan, over the Ulidians, wherein fell Ainbhith, son of Aedh, King of Ulidia; and Conallan, son of Maelduin, lord of Cobha; and other nobles along with them.
Conchobhar, son of Tadhg (and this was Tadhg Mor, son of Muirgheas), King of the three divisions of Connaught, died, after a good life.
A hosting was made by the king, Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, with the Irishand foreigners, into the North; and they halted at Magh Eitir Di Glais, so that Ard Macha was plundered by some of the troops; and he took the hostages of the Cinel Conaill and Cinel Eoghain on that expedition.
Lorcan, son of Coscrach, lord of the Ui Niallan, and Donnagan, son of Fogartach, lord of Fearnmhagh, mutually fell by each other.
Munster was plundered by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, and their hostages were carried off by him.
Ailill, son of Finncheallach, chief of Ui Trena, in the territory of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, died.
The Age of Christ, 880.
The fourth year of Flann.
Maelruain, Bishop of Lusca;
Ferghil, Abbot of Fearna;
Aenghus, son of Maelduin, heir apparent
p.531of the North, was beheaded by the Dal Araidhe.
Focarta, son of Dubhdacheall, Abbot of Teach Mochua;
Cumascach, son of Domhnall, lord of Cinel Laeghaire;
Faelan, son of Dunlang, lord of Tochar Eachdhach, died.
Braen, son of Tighearnach, was slain by Ainbhith, son of Gairbhith. Of his death, and of the death of Aenghus, son of Maelduin, was said:
- Braen, son of Tighearnach, without falsehood,
universal his renown throughout the earthly world.
Aenghus was slain, as well as Braen;
what thing is removed from God's decision?
Ainbhith, son of Mughron, lord of Mughdhorn Breagh, was slain.
Cathasach, son of Robhartach, Abbot of Ard Macha, died.
The Age of Christ, 881.
The fifth year of Flann.
Scannal, Bishop of Cill Dara;
Ailbrend, son of Maichteach, successor of Finnen of Cluain Iraird;
Suairleach, Abbot of Ard Breacain;
Raghallach, Abbot of Beannchair;
Dunadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe;
Conallan, son of Maelteimhin, Abbot of Inis Caindeagha;
Cormac, son of Ceithearnach, Prior of Tir Da Ghlas and Cluain Fearta Brenainn, and the second lord who was over Loch Riach at that time, died.
Domhnall son of Muireccan, kingof Leinster, was killed by the Leinstermen themselves.
Cairbre, son of Dunlang, lord of Airther Life, and Donnchuan, son of Conghalach, lord of Cianachta Glinne Geimhin, died.
Ainbhith, son of Aedh, son of Madagan, King of Ulidia, was slain by the Conaille Muir Theimhne.
Gairbhith, son of Arthur, Tanist of Iarthar Liphe, died.
Cathalan, son of Cairbre, Tanist of Ui Failghe, was slain.
Conang, son of Flann, Tanist of Cianachta, was killed by the Leinstermen.
Dunagan, son of Tuathchar, lord of Gaileanga Collamhrach, was slain by the Gaileanga Mora.
The Age of Christ, 882 recte 885.
The sixth year of Flann.
Cormac, Bishop of Daimhliag, and Abbot of Cluain Iraird;
Eochu, son of Robhartach, Abbot of Finnabhair Abha and Cill Moinne;
Muireadhach, son of Bran, lord of Leinster, and Abbot of Cill Dara, died. Of him was said:
- Great grief is Muireadhach,
of Magh Liphe a hero of whom many deeds are told,
King of all Leinster, even to the sea of ships,
son of Bran, the most gifted of all Ireland.
- Beloved his countenance of regal dignity,
comely chieftain under heavy flag stones,
Whiter his skin than that of the people of the fairy palaces;
he overthrew great heroes.
Mughron, son of Ceannfaeladh, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;
Maeltuile, son of Fethghnach, Abbot of Glas Noedhen;
Tuilelaith, daughter of Uarghalach, Abbess of Cill Dara, died on the 10th of January.
Domhnall, son of Aedh, lord of Cinel Laeghaire, died in religion.
Maelpadraig, son of Maelcuararda, lord of Airghialla, was slain by the Airghialla themselves.
Maelduin, son of Aenghus, lord of Caille Fallamhain, died.
A male child spoke at Craebh Laisre two months after his birth.
Eochagan, son of Aedh, son of Madagan, King of Ulidia, was slain by the sons of Ainbhith, son of Aedh.
The Age of Christ, 883.
The seventh year of Flann.
Maelpadraig, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, of the race of the Ui Maine;
Tuathal, son of Ailbhe, Abbot
p.535of Cill Dara;
Robhartach, son of Colgan, Abbot of Cill Toma, died.
Scannall, son of Ferghil, Abbot of Domhnach Sechnaill;
Forcellach of Cill Mic Milchon;
Clothchu, son of Maeltuile, Prior of Cluain Iraird;
Anaile, Vice Abbot (i.e. Prior) of Gleann Da Locha, died.
The mortal wounding of Tuathal, son of Domhnall, and of Cathal, son of Finnagan, two royal heirs of Leinster, by Finnachta, son of Muireadhach.
Longbortan, son of Finnachta, lord of Muscraighe, was slain.
The plundering of Cill Dara by the foreigners, who carried off with them fourteen score persons into captivity to their ships, with the prior, Suibhne, son of Dubhdabhoireann, besides other valuable property which they carried away.
The Age of Christ, 884.
The eighth year of Flann.
Eochaidh, son of Comhgan, Bishop of Lann Eala, ended his life at an advanced age.
Reachtaidh, learned Bishop of Cluain Uamhach;
Maeltuile, son of Dunghal, Abbot of Beannchair;
Colcu, son of Connacan, Abbot of Ceann Eitigh, doctor of eloquence, and the best historian that was in Ireland in his time;
Diarmaid, Abbot of Beg Eire;
Maelruain, Abbot of Disert Diarmada, Cill Achaidh, and Teach Theille;
Cui Gan Mathair, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;
Aedhan, son of Rechtadh, Abbot of Ros Cre;
Tighearnach, son of Tolargg, Tanist of South Breagh, died;
Treasach, son of Becan, chief of Ui Bairche Maighe, was slain by Aedh, son of Ilguine. Of him Flann, son of Lonan, said:
- A heavy mist upon the province of Breasal,
since they slew at the fortaliced Liphe,
Heavy the groans of Assal,
for grief at the loss of Treasach.
- Wearied my mind, moist my countenance,
since Treasach lies in death.
The moan of Oenach Lifi all,
and of Leinster to the sea, is the son of Becan.
Maelmura, the learned and truly intelligent poet, the erudite historian of the Scotic language, died. It is of him this testimony was given:
- There trod not the charming earth,
there never flourished at affluent Teamhair,
The great and fertile Ireland never produced
a man like the mild fine Maelmura.
- There sipped not death without sorrow,
there mixed not a nobler face with the dead,
The habitable earth was not closed
over a historian more illustrious.
Ananloen, the pilgrim, came to Ireland with the epistle which had been given from heaven at Jerusalem, with the Cain Domhnaigh and good instructions.
Cuilen, son of Cearbhall, son of Dunghal, and Maelfebhail, son of Muircheartach, were slain by the Norsemen. Of whom was said:
- May Cuilen be under the protection of God
from the pains of hell of ill favour,
We did not think that Cuilen would thus have perished
we thought he would be king.
Maelfebhail, daughter of Maelsechlainn, died.
A slaughter was made of the foreigners of Luimneach by the Connaughtmen.
The Age of Christ, 885.
The ninth year of Flann.
Maeltuile, son of Cuilen, Abbot of Cluain Fearta Brenainn;
Maelpadraig, scribe, wise man, and Abbot of Treoit;
Ronan, son of Cathal, Abbot of Cluain Dolcain;
Cucongalta, Abbot of Cluain Iraird;
Maelmartain, Abbot of Achadh Bo Cainnigh;
Sloghadhach Ua Raithnen, Abbot of Saighir;
and Maenach, Abbot of Cill Achaidh Dromata;
Carthach, Abbot of Birra, died.
Fearghal, son of Finnachta, Abbot of Cluain Uamha, and Uamanain, son of Ceren, Prior of Cluain Uamha, were slain by the Norsemen.
Sneidhius, wise man of Disert Diarmada, tutor of Cormac, son of Cuileanan;
Dunghal, son of Cathal, Vice Abbot of Teach Munna, died.
Dunchadh, son of Dubhdabhoireann, King of Caiseal, died.
A battle was gained over Flann, son of Maelsechnaill, by the foreigners of Ath Cliath, in which were slain Aedh, son of Conchobhar, King of Connacht, and Lerghus, son of Cruinden, Bishop of Cill Dara, and Donnchadh, son of Maelduin, Abbot of Cill Dealga and other churches, and many others not enumerated.
p.539son of Gormghus, lord of Luighne Connacht, died. He was of the tribe of Corca Firthri, and from him the Ui Dobhailen are descended.
Cearbhal, son of Dunghal, lord of Osraighe, died.
Tolarg, son of Ceallach, the second lord that was at that time over South Breagh, died.
Eremhon, son of Aedh, King of Ulidia, was slain by Eloir, son of Iargni, one of the Norsemen.
Anrothan, son of Murchadh, lord of Ui Crimhthainn, died.
The mortal wounding of Maelchertaigh, son of Fiachra, lord of Ui Bairche.
The mortal wounding of Treasach, son of Ilguini.
Maelcobha, son of Cronnmhael, Abbot of Ard Macha, died at an advanced age; he was of the family of Cill Mor.
The Age of Christ, 886.
The tenth year of Flann.
Maelodhar, Bishop of Cluain Mic Nois;
Seachnasach, son of Focarta, Abbot of Cluain Mor Maedhog;
Maelpadraig, son of Niall, Abbot of Slaine;
Eoghan, son of Ceannfaeladh, Abbot of Irnleach Ibhair;
Airmedhach, Abbot of Magh Bile;
and Diarmaid, son of Rui, Abbot of Teach Munna, died.
Flann, daughter of Dunghal, wife of Maelsechlainn, son of Maelruain, King of Ireland, and who was the mother of Flann Sinna, died after a good life, and after penance at Cluain Mic Nois; and she was there interred.
Githleachan, son of Maelbrighde, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne, died.
Indreachtach, son of Aedh, lord of Ciaraighe Luachra;
and Gormacan, son of Flann, chief of Ui Bairrche Tire, died.
Fiachna, son of Ainbhith, King of Ulidia, was killed by the Ulidians themselves.
The plundering of Ard Breacain, Domhnach Padraig, Tuilen, and Gleann Da Locha, by the foreigners.
Cinaedh, son of Cennedidh, heir apparent of Laeighis, was slain. Of him was said:
- Alas for the comely descendant of Cathal,
deprived of joy are the race of Bearach,
Son of the king of lasting Rath Bacain,
the hero of the pass of Gabhruan.