The Age of Christ, 943.
The first year of Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, in sovereignty over Ireland.
Maeltuile, son of Dunan, successor of Tighear-nach and Cairneach, i.e. of Tuilen, died; he was a bishop.
Guaire, son of Sealbhach, Abbot of Disert-Diarmada, died.
Aenghus, son of Donnchadh, son of Flann, lord of Meath, died.
Aerchadh, son of Murchadh, lord of West Connaught, died.
Aireachtach, son of Ainbhith, chief of Calraighe, was slain.
The foreigners of Loch-Eathach were slain, together with their king, in a battle by Domhnall Ua Neill, i. e. the son of Muircheartach, son of Niall Glundubh, and by his brother.
Blacaire, one of the chiefs of the foreigners, was expelled from Dublin; and Amhlaeibh remained after him there.
Ua Canannan, i.e. Ru-aidhri, proceeded into Breagh, and left some of his army there with Conghalach.
The hostages of Connaught were delivered to Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh.
Two pillars of fire were a week before Allhallowtide, and they illumined the whole world.
Cuileannan, son of Coibhdheanach, lord of Ui-Bairche, died.
The Age of Christ, 944.
The second year of Conghalach.
Flathghus, Abbot of Fearna-mor;
Scannlan, Abbot of Tuaim-Finnlocha;
Maelbeathadh, Abbot of Daimhinis;
and Guaire, priest of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Aimhirgin, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui-Failghe, died on the third day of January.
Dunlaing, son of Aedh, lord of Ui-Drona, was slain.
Domhnall, son of Maelmhuaidh, lord of Connaught, died.
Domhnall, son of Uathmharan, son of Dobhailen, lord of Corca-Firtri, died.
The plundering of Cluain-mic-Nois, and the other churches of Meath, by the foreigners of Ath-cliath.
The plundering of Cill-Cuilinn by the foreigners, i.e. by Amhlaeibh Cuaran and his followers.
Athelstan, the celebrated king of the Saxons, died.
The Age of Christ, 945.
The third year of Conghalach.
Caenchomhrac, Abbot of Ia;
and Cathasach, son of Guasan, Lector of Ard-Macha, died.
A battle was gained by Donnchadh, son of Ceallach, lord of Osraighe; over the Leinstermen, in which Braen, son of Maelmordha, King of Leinster, was slain; of which was said:
And Ceallach, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, was also slain in that battle, and many others along with them; in commemoration of which was said:
- Nine hundred, nine times five years, not a course without gloom and grief,
From the birth of our noble redeeming treasure till the death of Braen, son of Maelmordha.
- Braen, the valorous chief of Leinster, Conghalach the heroic, illustrious,
And four hundred valiant men, were slain at Ath-cliath of swords.
From the birth of the Son of God, are clearly set down by rules,
Five besides forty and nine hundred of years.
The full of the Finnfadhach of silver was given by the Cinel-Eoghain for the blessing of Patrick and his successor at that time, i.e. Joseph.
A battle between the birds of the sea and the birds of the land at Luimneach.
A battle between the ravens of Munster, in Gleann-Damhain, at Darinis; and the ravens of the west were defeated and slaughtered there.
An army was led by Ruaidhri
p.659Ua Canannain to Slaine, where the foreigners and the Irish met him, namely, Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, and Amhlaeibh Cuaran; and the foreigners of Ath-cliath were defeated, and numbers slain and drowned.
Scolaighe O'hAedhagain, lord of Dartraighe; Gairbhith, son of Muireadhach, Tanist of Ui-Creamhthain; and Aedh Ua Ruairc, son of Tighearnan, in the heat of the battle.
The plundering of Ath-cliath by Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh.
The Age of Christ, 946.
The fourth year of Conghalach.
Ainmir Ua cathlai, Abbot of Cluain-mic-Nois,
and Leacain in Meath died. He was of the Ui-Mic-Uais of Meath.
Cathasach, son of Domhnall, Abbot of Gleann-Uisean, died.
Colman, son of Maelpadraig, airchinneach of Slaine, was slain by the foreigners.
Corc, son of Coinligan, Abbot of Lothra, died.
Cormacan, son of Maelbrighdhe, the chief poet, the play-mate of Niall Glundubh, died.
The battle of Ath-cliath was gained by Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, over Blacaire, grandson of Imhar, lord of the Norsemen, wherein Blacaire himself; and sixteen hundred men were lost, both wounded and captives, and upwards of a thousand along with him. Of this was said:
- The Thursday of Conghalach of chiefs
At Ath-cliath was a conflict of heroes,
As long as his children live to propagate children,
They shall bring the foreigners to all kinds of trouble.
Gormfhlaith, daughter of Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, queen of Niall Glundubh, died after intense penance in her sins and transgressions.
An army was led by the foreigners over Druim-raithe; and they burned the oratory and seven score and ten persons within it.
Cathusach, son of Ailchi, Bishop of Cinel-Eoghain, died.
The Age of Christ, 947.
The fifth year of Conghalach.
Oenacan, son of Egceartach, airchinneach of Eaglais-beag at Cluain-mic-Nois, bishop and pure virgin,the brother of Dunadhach, son of Egceartach, of the tribe of Mugh-dhorna-Maighen,died.
Aedhan, son of Anailedh, airchinneach of Tuaim-da-Ghualann, died.
Flaithbheartach, son of Muircheartach, son of Niall Glun-dubh, was slain by the Cinel-Conaill.
Laidhgnen, son of Conghalach, lord of Gaileanga, was slain by the Feara-Cul.
Dormhnall, son of Finn, royal heir of Leinster, died.
Fogartach, son of Donnagan, lord of Oirghialla, died, after the victory of penance.
Madudhan, son of Aedh, son of Eochagan, King of Ulidia, was slain by the Ulidians themselves.
A hosting by Conghalach, son of Mael-mithigh; and he plundered Ui-Meith and Fearnmhagh.
The Age of Christ, 948.
The sixth year of Conghalach.
Finnachta, son of Echthighern, bishop, scribe, and Abbot of Lughmhadh, and steward of Patrick's people from the mountain southwards;
Colman, Bishop and Abbot of Fidh-duin, died.
Maelfinnen, learned bishop of Doire-Chalgaigh;
Cormac Ua h-Ailella, airchinneach of Cill-Cuilinn;
and Scuithine, Abbot of Dearmach,
Donnghal Ua Maelmidhe, Lector of Cluain-mic-Nois;
Flann Ua Anaile, airchinneach of Gleann-da-locha, head of the dignity of the province, died.
Eochagan Ua Cleirigh, a lawgiver, died.
Dariet, a wise man, died.
Reachtabhra, son of Maenach, chief priest of Cluain-mic-Nois; airchinneach of Imleach-Fia, i.e. of Imleach-Beccain;
Oenghus, son of Bran, priest of the learned seniors of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
The belfry of Slaine was burned by the foreigners, with its full of relics and distinguished persons, together with Caeineachair, Lector of Slaine, and the crozier of the patron saint, and a bell which was the best of bells.
A victory was gained by Ruaidhri Ua Canannain, in Meath, over Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, where fell Conghalach, son of Ceallach, lord of Feara-Rois, and a number of others along with him.
Another hosting by Ruaidhri Ua Canannain into Breagha; and he plundered all Breagha, and he reduced Conghalach to great straits. He encamped for the space of six months at Muine-Brocain, to reduce Meath and Breagha; and the dues of the King of Ireland were sent him from every quarter. A conflict afterwards took place between the Irish and the foreigners, namely, between Ruaidhri Ua Canannain and the foreigners of Ath-cliath, on the festival of Andrew the apostle precisely. The foreigners were defeated and slaughtered, for there fell six thousand mighty men, besides boys and calones; but Ruaidhri, heir to the sovereignty of Ireland, fell in the heat of that conflict, and Imhar, Tanist of the foreigners, also. Godfrey, however, i.e. the son of Sitric, escaped, and a few persons along with him.
Donnchadh son of Domhnall Ua Maeleachlainn heir-apparent of Meath, was killed by his own kinsmen themselves i.e. by Fearghal son of Aengus.
An army was led by Conghalach into Munster; and he plundered West Munster, and slew the two sons of Ceinneidigh, son of Lorcan, namely, Echthighern and Donnchuan.
The plundering of Magh Finn by Conghalach.
Ruarc, son of Anfith Ua Laeghachain, lord of Feara-Cul-Teathbha, died.
Madudhan, son of Aedh, King of Ulidia, was killed by the Ulidians themselves.
The Age of Christ, 949.
The seventh year of Conghalach.
Aileall, son of Corc Abbot of Corcach;died
Guaire Ua Forannain, airchinneach of Ard-stratha, died.
Aedh, son of Maelruanaidh, royal heir of Teamhair, was killed by Domhnall, son of Donnchadh.
Maceitigh, son of Cuileannan, lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, was slain by the Mughdhorna-Maighen.
Bec, son of Donnchuan, lord of Teathbha, died.
Niall Mothlach Ua Canannain was slain by the Cairbri-Mora.
Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, with the great fleet of Leath-Chuinn, upon Loch-Deirgdherc.They plundered all the islands of the lake, and obtained the hostages of the Munstermen,over whom they obtained sway, after some opposition.
Godfrey, son of Sitric, with the foreigners of Ath-cliath, plundered Ceanannus, Domhnach-Padraig, Ard-Breacain, Tulan, Disert-Chiarain, Cill-Scire, and other churches of Meath in like manner; but it was out of Ceanannus they were all plundered. They carried upwards of three thousand persons with them into captivity, besides gold, silver, raiment, and various wealth and goods of every description.
The spoiling of Sil-Anmchadha, and the plundering of Cluain-fearta-Brenainn, by Ceallachan and the men of Munster. The plundering of Dealbhna-Beathra by the same party; and the Daimh-liag of Gailine was burned by them.
The freedom of Cluain-Iraird was granted by Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, no king or prince having clain of coigny upon it.
A victory was gained over the men of Muscraighe-thire by Ua-Lomain-Gaela.
A victory was gained over the Ui-Failghe at Birra,
p.667where many were slain, together with Cinaeth Cruach.
Dubhdabharc, son of Maelmordha, lord of Uaithne-tire, died.
Great lues and bloody flux among the foreigners of Ath-cliath.
The Age of Christ, 950.
The eighth year of Conghalach.
Adhlann, son of Egneach, son of Dalach, comharba of Doire-Choluim-Cille, the Guaire Aidhne of the clergy of Ireland, died.
Blathmhac of Sgeillic died.
Flann Ua Becain, airchinneach of Druim-cliabh, scribe of Ireland, died.
Feardomhnach Ua Maenaigh, Abbot of Cluain-mic-Nois and Gleann-da-locha, of the tribe of Corca-Mogha;
Celeclamh, anchorite of Ard-Macha;
and Flann, son of Mael-fiachrach, airchinnech of Magh-etir-di-ghlais, died.
Flann Ua Cleirigh, lord of South Connaught, and royal heir to all Connaught, was slain by the men of Munster.
Domhnall Donn, son of Donnchadh, royal heir of Teamhair; and Oebhinn, daughter of Donnchadh, died.
Canannan, son of Ceallach, Tanist of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, died, after being mortally wounded.
A victory was gained over the Cinel-Conaill by Fearghal, son of Art, where Fiachra Ua Canannain was slain.
Conchobhar, son of Domhnall Ua Maeleachlainn, royal heir of Ireland, was slain by his own tribe.
A victory was gained over the people of Laighis and the Ui-Faircheallain by Tuathal, son of Ugaire, in which many
p.669were slain; and Cuilen, son of Gusan, was taken prisoner.
A battle was gained by the foreigners over the men of Alba, the Britons and the Saxons, in which many were slain.
The Age of Christ, 951.
The ninth year of Conghalach.
Ciaran Ua Gabhla, Bishop of Cluain-fearta-Brenainn;
Duibhinnsi, a sage and bishop of the family of Beannchair;
Diarmaid, son of Caicher,Bishop of Inis-Cealtra;
Maelcothaigh, son of Lachtnan, successor of Comhghall and Mocholmog, died.
Ceannfaeladh, son of Suibhne, Abbot of Saighir, died on his pilgrimage at Gleann-da-locha.
Diarmaid, son of Torpthach, Abbot of Lis-mor;
Feidhlimidh, fosterson of Maelmaedhog, Abbot of Gleann-Uisean, the sage of Leinster;
Maelmaire, airchinneach of Teach-Fethghna;
Maelmartan, son of Maenach, priest of Dun-Leathghlaisi;
Maelpadraig, son of Coscan, Lector of Ard-Macha;
and Gormghal, Lector of Teach-Mochua and Inis Robhartaigh, died.
Cormac,son of Maelsluaigh, sage of Munster;
Anghal, Lector of Cluain-Iraird;
and Colgga, anchorite of Ard-Macha, died.
Eithne, daughter of Fearghal, Queen of Ireland, wife of Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh,died.
Echthighern, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, was killed by the sons of Ceallach.
Cluain-mic-Nois was plundered by the men of Munster, and the Danes of Luimneach along with them.
Ruadhacan, son of Eitigen, lord of East Gaileanga;
Faelan, son of Tadhg, Tanist of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh;
and Duibhginn, son of Cuileannan, lord of Ui-Duach, died on the same day.
The plundering of Inis-Doimhle and Inis-Uladh by Amhlaibh Cuaran and Tuathal, son of Ugaire.
The plundering of Teach-Moling from the sea by Laraic.
The Age of Christ, 952.
The tenth year of Conghalach.
Robhartach, successor of Colum-Cille and Adamnan;
Reachtabhra, Bishop and Abbot of Cill-achaidh;
Caenchomhrac, Abbot of Cill-Easpuig, Sanctain, and Sruthair;
Flannagan, son of Allchu, successor of Mac Neisi and Colman Eala;
Celeachair, son of Robhartach, successor of Finnen
and Ciaran, of the tribe of the Ui-Mic-Uais of Meath;
and Ceallachan, King of Caiseal, died.
Aedh, son of Gair-bhith, lord rectè Abbot of Corcach-mor, and lord of Dartraighe, was killed.
Niall Ua Tolairg, lord of Cuircne, and the person from whom is named Carn Ui Tholairg, on the margin of Loch Ribh, died.
Saighir-Chiarain was plundered by the men of Munster.
Bran, son of Domhnall, lord of Cinel-Laeghaire-Breagh, was slain.
Conn, son of Eradan, son of Gairbhith, lord of Magh-dumha, was slain.
A great slaughter was made of the people of Cairbre and Teathbha by Ua Ruairc, on which occasion Ua Ciardha, lord of Cairbre was slain.
Ualgharg, son of Cianan, lord of Dal-Meisincuirb, was slain by Cathal, son of Lorcan; and Cathal died immediately of the wounds inflicted by him Ualgharg.
Dunlang Ua Dubhain was slain.
A hosting of the Cinel-Eoghain by Domhnall Ua Neill; and they plundered Breagha by consent of the foreigners.