The Age of Christ, 897.
The twenty first year of Flann.
Fogartach, son of Flann, Abbot of Laithreach Briuin, and lord of Fotharta Airthir Life, died.
Aididh, son of Luighne, King of Ulidia, was slain by one of his own tribe,
p.557i.e. by Maelbairne.
Finguine, i.e. Cenngeagain, King of Munster, was slain by his own tribe.
The expulsion of the foreigners from Ireland, from the fortress of Ath Cliath, by Cearbhall, son of Muirigen, and by the Leinstermen; by Maelfinnia, with the men of Breagh about him; and, leaving great numbers of their ships behind them, they escaped half dead across the sea.
Dunghal, son of Cearbhall, was mortally wounded by the people of Laeighis.
The foreigners of Ath Cliath were besieged on Inis Mic Neachtain.
Foghartach, son of Flann, died.
Cathasach, son of Fearghus, Tanist Abbot of Ard Macha, died.
The Age of Christ. 898.
The twenty second year of Flann.
Caenchomrac of Inis Endoimh, Bishop and Abbot of Lughmhadh, the tutor of Aenagan, son of Eigeartach, and of Dunadhach, son of Eigeartach, from whom are descended the Ui Cuinn na mBocht, died on the twenty third day of July.
Suairleach, anchorite and Bishop of Treoit;
Maelciarain, Abbot of Tir Da Ghlas, and Cluain Eidhneach;
Ailell, son of Aenghus, Abbot of Cill Cuilinn;
Cosgrach, who was called Truaghan, anchorite of Inis Cealtra;
and Tuathal, anchorite, died.
Scannall of Teach Teille;
Ailill of Rath Epscoip;
and Reachtabhra of Ros Cre, died.
Caenchomhrac, of the caves of Inis Bo Fine, died.
Maelfinnia, son of Flannagan, lord of Breagh, who was a religious, devout layman, died. Of his death was said:
- The son of Dearbhail, battling over Breaghmhach,
disperses each meeting without delay,
The generous Maelfinnia, the great, the fierce,
most illustrious most valiant hero.
- Fit was he to be a king of cloudless reign,
high chief over Eamhain of fairs;
A man, I assert it without fear,
who was alone worthy of having all Ireland.
- Maelfinnia, a man without haughtiness,
lord of Breagh, a torch over the fortresses;
He of royal countenance, most highly gifted,
a famed just man, a prudent battle prop.
- The heroic king of heavy blows,
even to the sea shore he won the wager;
Alas that the generous Maelfinnia
is not a sun over the battle of Niall.
Duibhghilla, son of Edirsgeal, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh;
Cinneidigh, son of Gaeithin, lord of Laighis and of the Comanns;
Ainniarraidh, son of Maelmuire lord of Tuirbhe;
Ciaran, son of Dunghal, lord of Muscraighe, was slain by his own people.
Conligan, son of Corcran, was slain in revenge of Ceanngegan.
Ceallach, son of Saerghus, anchorite, and Bishop of Ard Macha, died.
The Age of Christ, 899.
The twenty third year of Flann.
Dunghal, son of Baeithin, Abbot and Bishop of Gleann Da Locha, died.
Cairbre Crom, Bishop of Cluain Mic Nois, died; it was to him the spirit of Maelseachlainn shewed itself.
Joseph of Loch Con, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois, of the tribe of the northern Ui Fiachrach;
Flann, son of Conall, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;
Ceannfaeladh, son of Cormac, Airchinneach, of Achadh Ur died.
Fogartach, son of Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel Conaill, fell upon his own javelin, and died of it the wound; of whom was said:
- The great deeded chieftain of Eas Ruaidh,
about whom great hosts used to assemble,
He took a Lethiferous drink dangerous truly,
after persecuting the descendant of Jesse (i.e. Christ).
Macleighinn, son of Bruadair, lord of Muscraighe Breogain, died.
Cinaedh, son of Maelruanaidh, and Aedh, son of Ilguine, chief of Ui Bairrche, were both slain by Ceandubhan, son of Maelecan.
Fubhthadh, son of Murchadh, lord of Ui Crimhthainn, died.
Furbuidhi, son of Cuileannan, lord of Ui Foircheallain, was mortally wounded.
Bruaideadh, son of Flaithbheartach, lord of Corcamdruadh, died.
The profanation of Ceanannas by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, against Donnchadh, his own son; and many others were beheaded on that occasion.
The Age of Christ, 900.
The twenty fourth year of Flann.
Maelcianain, son of Fortchern, Bishop of Lann Leire;
Litan, Abbot of Tuaim Da Ghualann;
Flannagan Ua Lonain, Abbot of Liath Mochaemhog;
Dubhan, Abbot of Cill Dara;
and Lachtnan, Abbot of Fearna, died.
Diarmaid, son of Cearbhall, was driven from the kingdom of Osraighe; and Ceallach, son of Cearbhall, was made king in his place.
Oileach Frigreann was plundered by the foreigners.
A challenge of battle between the two sons of Aedh Finn Liath, i.e. Domhnall and Niall; but it was prevented by the intercession of the Cinel Eoghain.
A battle was gained by Ceallach, son of Cearbhall, and by the Osraighi, over the Eili and the Muscraighi, in which fell one hundred and ten persons, among whom was Techtegan, son of Uamnachan, lord of Eili, and many others of distinction.
Alfred, the king, who instituted the laws and ordinances of the Saxons, and who was the most distinguished for prowess, wisdom, and piety, of the Saxon kings, died.
The Age of Christ, 901.
The twenty fifth year of Flann.
Innreachtach, son of Dobhailen, Abbot of Beannchair, died on the twenty sixth day of April; of whom was said:
- One and three hundred fair revolving years
from death of Comhgall of Beannchair,
To the period of the happy death
of the great illustrious Innreachtach.
Maelpoil, Abbot of Sruthair Guaire;
and Furadhran, son of Garbhan, Prior of Cill Achaidh, died.
Celi, son of Urthuili, Prior of Achadh Bo Cainnigh;
and Eigneachan, son of Dalach, son of Muircheartach, lord of Cinel Conaill, died. Of his Eignechan's death was said:
- Death has left destitute the hosts
who seek after precious gifts,
If it has changed the colour of a potent king;
great grief that Eigneach has died.
- Eigneach, who was the sternest of youths,
King of the populous Cinel Conaill;
Alas that his shrunken,
colourless face is below the surface of the clay in death.
- Innreachtach of populous Beannchair,
Ciarmhac of Gabhra of great renown,
Flann Feabhail generous and resolute,
Egneach of Sil Conaill of the good councils.
Flann, son of Domhnall, heir apparent of the North, died.
Ciarmhacan, son of Flannabhra Ua Dunadhaigh, lord of Ui Conaill Gabhra, died.
Ciarodhar, son of Crunnmhael, lord of Ui Felmedha;
and Laidhgnen, son of Donnagan, lord of Fearmhagh, were slain.
Muireadhach, son of Domhnall, heir apparent of Leinster, was wounded in the country of Munster, and died.
Mudan, son of Donnghal, lord of Corca Laighdhe, died.
An army was led by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, and by Cearbhall, son of Muireagan; and they plundered from Gobhran to Luimneach.
Glaissini, son of Uisseni, lord of Ui Maccaille, died.
The Age of Christ, 902.
The twenty sixth year of Flann.
Colman, scribe and Bishop of Daimhliag and Lusca;
Ferghil, Bishop of Finnabhair, and Abbot of Indeidhnen;
and Flann, son of Oenacan, Abbot of Lusca, died.
Flann, son of Flaithbheartach, lord of Corca Modhruadh, died.
An army of the men of
p.565Munster was led by Cormac, son of Cuileannan, and Flaithbheartach, to Magh Lena. The people of Leath Chuinn collected against them thither about Flann, son of Maelseachlainn; and a battle was fought between them, in which the people of Leath Chuinn were defeated, and Maelcraeibhe Ua Cathalain was slain.
Another army was led by Cormac and Flaithbheartach against the Ui Neill of the South, and against the Connaughtmen; and they carried away the hostages of Connaught in their great fleets on the Shannon, and the islands of Loch Ribh were plundered by them.