The Age of Christ, 953.
The eleventh year of Conghalach.
Dunadhach, son of Egeartach, Bishop of Cluain-mic-Nois;
Dunlang Mac-Ua-Donnagain, Abbot of Inis-Doimhle and Teach-Munna;
Maelinmhain, wise man and anchorite of Gleann-da-locha, died.
Cuilen, son of Ceallach, Abbot of Cill-dara, was slain.
Aenghus, son of Loingseach, airchinneach of Magh-bile, died.
Aenghus, son of Maelbrighde, airchinneach of Daimhliag;
Ailinne, lord of Mughdhorna-Maighen;
and Braen, son of Cathacan, lord of Rath-inbhir, died.
Mithighen, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui-Mailhena;
Murchadh, son of Cumasgach, lord of Feara-Rois;
and Flann, son of Glethneachan, chief of Clann-Murchadha, died.
Innerghe, son of Mochan, lord of Cianachta, was slain in Connaught, in the army
p.673of Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh.
A hosting by Domhnall, son of Muircheartach, with the boats of Tuaign-inbhir, which he convened on Loch Eathach, over the Dabhall, over the Airghialla, upon Loch-Eirne, and afterwards upon Loch-Uachtair; and he plundered and devastated Breifne, and carried off the hostages of O'Ruairc.
The Age of Christ, 954.
Gaeithine, learned Bishop of Dun-Leathglaise;
Oenghus, son of Noachan, successor of Feichin;
Maelpadraig, son of Cubreatan, airchinneach of Slaine;
Maenach, successor of Finnen, and Lector of Ard-Macha;
and Maelbrighde, son of Redan, successor of Mac Neissi and Colman Eala, died.
Tadhg of the Three Towers, son of Cathal, King of Connaught, died.
A hosting by Conghalach, son of Maelmithig, King of Ireland, into Leinster; and after he had plundered Leinster, and held the Fair of the Liffe for three days, information was sent from Leinster to the foreigners of Ath-cliath; and Amhlaeibh, son of Godfrey, lord of the foreigners, with his foreigners went and laid a battle-ambush for Conghalach, by means of which stratagem he was taken with his chieftains at Tigh-Gighrainn.
The following were they who were slain there: Conghalach himself; Madudhan, son of Aedh, son of Mael-mithigh; Aedh, son of Aithide, lord of Teathbha; Cormac, son of Cathalan, lord of Feara-Arda; and a great many others along with them. Concerning
p.675the length of Conghalach's reign, and the age of our Lord Christ, when this king was killed, Aedh Ua Raithnen said:
- After despoiling of pleasant Ath-cliath,
Which sent the foreigners out of Ireland,
Was two years over ten
Of the reign of fair Conghalach.
Four, fifty, in truth,
And nine hundred,no slight fact,
From the birth of Christ at fair
Bethil Till the death of the noble son of Maelmithigh.
The Age of Christ, 955.
The first year of Domhnall, son of Muircheartach, in sovereignty over Ireland.
Flann, son of Aedhagan, Abbot of Gleann-da-locha;
Maelceallaigh, son of Aedh,successor of Ailbhe of Imleach;
Colman, son of Conghal, successor of Molaise of Daimhinis;
Diarmaid, anchorite of Gleann-da-locha;
Mocoluim Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill, died.
Maelfothartaigh, son of Flann, King of Caiseal;
and Muireadhach Ua Lachtnain, lord of Teathbha, died.
Eochaidh, lord of Loch Cal;
and Maelsinchill, son of Dubhcinn, chief of Ui-Briuin-Cualann, died.
The fleet of Fearghal, son of Art, upon Loch-Ce.
The mortal wounding of Cairbri Finn Ua Bruadair and his son, i.e. Aedh.
Riagan, son of Fiannachta Ui Lorcain died.
Maelsechlainn, son of Aimhirgin, lord of Ui-Failghe, died.
A battle was gained by Tuathal, son of Ugaire, over the Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, in which many were slain.
An army was led by Domhnall son of Muircheartach into Leinster, and plundered Magh Liffe and the Comainns, as far as Dun Salach.
The Age of Christ, 956.
The second year of Domhnall.
Flann, son of Mochloingseach, successor of Tighearnach and Maeldoith;
p.677Uidhir, successor of Comhghall, was killed by the foreigners.
Finnachta, son of Lachtnan, airchinneach of Fearna;
Aedh, son of Ceallach, successor of Brenainn;
and Lughaidh, son of Colgan, airchinneach of Slaine, died.
Tuathal, son of Ugaire, King of Leinster, died.
Niall Ua hEruilbh, died.
A victory was gained over the Ui-Dunchadha, the Ui-Failghe, and the Clann Ceallaig, at Fidh-Chuilinn; namely, over Domhnall, son of Lorcan, and Domhnall, son of Maelmordha, by the Ui-Faelain; namely, by Murchadh, son of Finn; in which were slain Cearnach, son of Lorcan, chief of Clann-Ceallaigh, and Naeideanan Ua Domhnaill, and many others of the nobility besides them.
Domhnall Mac Aenghusa, lord of Ui-Eathach, died.
The Age of Christ, 957.
The third year of Domhnall.
Oenghus Ua Lapain, Bishop of Rath-bhoth;
Dubhduin, successor of Colum Cille;
Martin, anchorite, successor of Caeimhghin and Maelruain;
Maenach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Lis-mor;
and Maenach, airchinneach of Lothra, died.
Dubhdabhoireann, son of Domhnall, King of Caiseal, died.
Domhnall, son of Maelmordha, lord of Ui-Failghe, died.
Cluain-mic-Nois was plundered by Mathghamhain, son of Ceinneidigh, and the men of Munster.
The Termon of Ciarain was burned this year, from the High Cross to the Sinainn, both corn and mills.
A plundering army was led to Inis-Eanaigh by Fearghal Ua Ruairc; and the battle of Magh-Itha was gained, wherein Aedh, son of Flaithbheartach, heir apparent of Cinel-Eoghain, was slain.
Cathasach of Druim-thorraidh, son of Duilgen, successor of Patrick, the most distinguished bishop of the Irish, died.
The Age of Christ, 958.
The fourth year of Domhnall.
Dubhduin Ua Steafain, successor of Colum Cille,
and Cathmogh, Abbot of Lis-mor and Bishop of Corcach, died.
Carlus, son of Conn, son of Donnchadh, was slain by the Norsemen.
Fearghal, son of Aughran, lord of Laeighis-Retae, died.
Faelan, son of Fearghal, Tanist of Laeighis-Retae, was slain.
An army was led by Domhnall, son of Muircheartach, to Dal-Araidhe; and he carried away their hostages.
Feargraidh, son of Cleireach, Tanist of Caiseal, died.
Donnchadh, son of Lorcan, son of Cathal, was wounded in the territory of the Ui-Ceinnsealaigh.
Faifne the Poet, chief poet of Leinster, died.
Finshneachta Ua Cuill, poet of Munster, died.
The Age of Christ, 959.
The fifth year of Domhnall.
Conaing Ua Domhnallain, airchinneach of Clochar-Daimheni, and
Donnchadh, son of Aurchadh, lord of Ui-Briuin-Seola, died.
Feargraidh, son of Cleireach, King of Caiseal, died.
Foghartach, son of Ciarmhac, was treacherously killed.
Ualgharg, lord of Dartraighe, was killed.
A bolt of fire passed south-westwards through Leinster, and it killed a thousand persons and flocks as far as Ath-cliath.
Niall, son of Aedh, son of Eochagan, King of Ulidia, died.
The Age of Christ, 960.
The sixth year of Domhnall.
An army was led by Flaithbheartach, son of Conchobhar, lord of Oileach, into Dal-Araidhe, and he plundered Connor; but the Ulidians overtook him, so that Flaithbheartach
p.681and his two brothers, Tadhg and Conn, and many others along with them, were slain.
Aenghus Ua Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel-Conaill, was slain by the Cinel-Conaill themselves.
Eoghan, son of Muireadhach, was slain by the Ui-Failghe.
Murchadh, son of Aedh, lord of Ui-Maine of Connaught, died.
Mughron Ua Maelmhuaidh, lord of Feara-Ceall, died.
Cluain-mic-Nois was plundered by the Osraighi.
Inis-mor in Loch-Ribh was taken by Murchadh Ua Ceallaigh from Ceallach, son of Ruarc, lord of Feara-Cul Teathbha, i.e. lord of the Sil-Ronain; and he was carried as a prisoner with his fleet into Ui-Maine.
The fleet of the men of Munster upon the Sinainn; and they plundered the Termon of Ciaran, from the river westwards. The people of Domhnall, son of Dunchadh, set out after them, and the men of Munster left their fleet to them; and a great number of them was slain, after leaving their ships behind.
Murcheartach, son of Eigneachan, son of Dalach, died.
An army was led by the Ui-Neill into Munster, and they committed great plunders there.
Fearghal Ua Ruairc devastated Meath.
Lightning destroyed the swans and the barnacle ducks in Airthear Liffe.
The fleet of the son of Amhlaeibh and of the Ladgmanns came to Ireland, and plundered Conaille and Edar, with Inis-mac-Neasain; and the Ladgmanns afterwards went to the men of Munster, to avenge their brother, i.e. Oin, so that they plundered Inis-Doimhle and Ui-Liathain, and robbed Lis-mor and Corcach, and did many other evils. They afterwards went
p.683into Ui-Liathain, where they were overtaken by Maelcluiche Ua Maeleitinn, who made a slaughter of them, i.e. killing three hundred and sixty-five, so that there escaped not one of them but the crews of three ships.
A prey was carried off by the son of Amhlaeibh from Inis-mac-Neasain to Britain, and to Mon-Conain.
A prey by Sitric Cam from the sea to Ui-Colgain; but he was over-taken by Amhlaeibh, with the foreigners of Ath-cliath, and the Leinstermen; in the conflict Amhlaeibh was wounded through his thigh with an arrow,and escaped to his ships, after the slaughter of his people.
Buadhach, son of Cormac, and Donnchadh, son of Ceannfaeladh, were killed by the Eoghanachta in one month.
Dunchadh, son of Laeghaire, lord of Fearnmhagh, died.
An army was led by Domhnall Ua Neill upon the circuit of Ireland, and he remained three days at Rath-Edain.
The Age of Christ, 961.
The seventh year of Domhnall.
Fothadh, son of Bran, scribe and Bishop of Insi-Alban;
Cosgrach, son of Donnagan, distinguished Bishop and airchinneach of Inis-Caeindeagha;
Cathal, son of Cormac, distinguished Bishop of Cluain-fearta-Brenainn died.
Anaile, scribe of Daimhliag-Cianain, died at an advanced age.
Dubhthach of Disert-Chiarain; Caencomhrac, son of Curan, distinguished Bishop and Abbot of Cluain-Eois.
An unusual thing was done by the King Domhnall, son of Muircheartach; namely, he brought vessels over Dabhall, and across Sliabh Fuaid, to Loch Ainninn, so that the islands of the lake were plundered by him.
Egneach, son of Dalach, lord of Oirghialla, and his son, i.e. Dubhdara, were killed; but God took vengeance of him for that deed, for he was, after some time, killed by O'Canannain.
Ua Canannain carried vessels with him on the lakes of Erne, so that the islands thereof were plundered by him.
A victory was gained by Fearghal, King of Connaught, over the Munstermen, upon the Sinainn, i.e. the victory of Catinchi, between Cluain-fearta and Cluain-mic-Nois; and Dal-gCais was afterwards plundered
A slaughter was made against Mathghamain, son of Ceinneidigh, by Fearghal Ua Ruairc, where fell the three grandsons of Lorcan, and seven score along with them.
Donnchadh, son of Ceallachan, King of Caiseal, was mortally wounded by his own kingsman.
Fearghal,son of Ceallach, died at Saighir, after penance.
The Age of Christ, 962.
The eighth year of Domhnall.
Dubscuile, son of Cinaedh, successor of Colum Cille;
Suibhni, son of Niamhan, Abbot of Mughna, died.
Suibhne, son of Segonan, Bishop and ruler of Cill-Cuilinn, died.
Finghin, distinguished Bishop of Dun-leathghlaisi; and Cormac,Bishop of Tamhlacht, died.
Colman, son of Cobradh, Lector of Cill-dara;
and Muireann, daughter of Mac Colman, Abbess of Cill-dara, died.
Maelruanaidh, son of Flann, son of Egneachan, and his son, were killed by the Clann-Fianghusa.
Furadhran, son of Bece, lord of Dearlas, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain.
Muircheartach, son of Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, heir to the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Domhnall, son of Conghalach.
Cill-dara was plundered by the foreigners, and a great number of seniors and ecclesiastics were taken prisoners there; but Niall Ua h-Eruilbh ransomed them.The full of St. Bridget's Great House, and the full of the oratory of them, is what Niall purchased with his own money.
Muircheartach Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill, was killed by his own tribe.
The victory of Bealach was gained by Fearghal Ua Ruairc over the men of Tethbha, where Domhnall,
p.687son of Muireagan, was slain.
A victory was gained over Amlaeibh, son of Sitric, by the Osraighi, i.e. at Inis-Teoc, where many of the foreigners were slain, together with Batbarr, son of Nira.
Cairbre Ua Guaire, head of the hospitality of Leinster, died.