The Age of Christ, 963.
The ninth year of Domhnall.
Dunchadh, son of Ceallach, Bishop and Abbot of Tir-da-ghlas,
and Colman, Abbot of Disert-Diarmada, died.
Joseph, successor of Mac Neisi and Colman-Eala;
Cinaedh, son of Maelchiarain, Abbot of Lis-mor-Mochuda;
and Gebhennach, son of Cathal, Abbot of Inis-Cathaigh, died.
A hosting by Domhnall Ua Neill, so that he plundered Connaught, and carried off the hostages of O'Ruairc.
Aedh, son of Maelmithigh, died on his pilgrimage.
A change of kings by the Ui-Ceinnsealaigh; namely, Domhnall, son of Ceallaigh, in the place of Donnchadh, son of Tadhg.
An intolerable famine in Ireland, so that the father used to sell his son and daughter for food.
The Age of Christ, 964.
The tenth year of Domhnall.
Cormac Ua Cillene, successor of Ciarain, a bishop and a wise man of great age, died.
Finghin, anchorite and Bishop of Ia, died.
Crunnmhael, Abbot of Beg-Eire, Bishop and lector of Tamhlacht, was drowned at Tochar-Eachdhach.
Artagan Ua Manchain, lector of Gleann-da-locha, died.
Dubhdabhoireann, distinguished Bishop of Magh-Breagh, and successor of Buite, died. He was a paragon of wisdom.
A victory was gained by Comhaltan Ua Cleirigh, i.e. lord of Ui-Fiachrach-Aidhne, and by Maelseachlainn, son of Arcda, over Fearghal Ua Ruairc, where seven hundred were lost, together with Toichleach Ua Gadhra, lord of South Luighne.
Ceallach, son of Faelan, King of Leinster, died.
Donnchadh, son of Tuathal, royal heir of Leinster;
Faelan, son of Cormac, lord of
and Maelmaire, daughter of Niall, son of Aedh, died.
Fearghal Ua Ruairc, King of Connaught, was slain by Domhnall, son of Conghalach, lord of Breagha and Cnoghbha.
The Age of Christ, 965.
The eleventh year of Domhnall.
Ailill, son of Maenach, Bishop of Sord and Lusca;
Daniel, Bishop of Leithghlinn;
Flann, son of Aenghus, Abbot of Lann-Leire;
Cairbre, son of Laidhgnen, Abbot of Fearna-mor and Teach Moling;
Conn, son of Corcran, Abbot of Mungairit, and head of all Munster;
and Conchobhar, Lector of Cill-dara, died.
Dubh-scuile Ua Manchain, anchorite, and head of the rule of Gleann-da-locha, died.
Muireadhach, son of Faelan, Abbot of Cill-dara, and royal heir of Leinster, was slain by Amhlaeibh, lord of the foreigners, and by Cearbhall, son of Lorcan.
Gormghilla, son of Ceanndubhan, chief Vice-abbot of Cluain-eidhneach, was killed by the Osraighi.
The battle of Formaeil, at Rath-beg, was gained by the Cinel-Eoghain over the Cinel-Conaill, where Maelisa Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill, and Muircheartach Ua-Taidhg, royal heir to Connaught, were slain, together with many others.
Aedh Ua hAitidhe, King of Ui-Eathach-Cobha, was killed by his own tribe.
Cearbhall, son of Lorcan, royal heir of Leinster, was slain by Domhnall, lord of Breagha.
Mathghamhain, son of Ceinneidigh, King of Caiseal, plundered Luimneach, and burned it.
Tighearnach, son of Ruarc, lord of Carraig-Brachaidhe, died.
A battle was gained by Mathghamhain, son of Ceinneidigh, over the foreigners of Luimneach, where he made a slaughter of the foreigners, and burned their ships; and he plundered Inis-Ubtain; and Maelruanaidhe, son of Flann, Tanist of Osraighe, was slain in the heat of the conflict, while plundering the fortress.
An army was led by Mathghamain to Sciath-an-Eigis; and he carried the hostages of Munster with him to his house, and expelled the son of Bran, lord of Desmond.
The army of the foreigners of Ath-cliath and of Leinster, into Breagha; and Cearbhall, son of Lorcan, royal heir of Leinster, was there wounded, so that he afterwards died.
An army was led by Murchadh, son of Finn, King of Leinster, into Osraighe, where he remained four nights, after having plundered Magh-Raighne; but Mathghamhain and the men of Munster overtook him, as did the Deisi and the Osraighi, from Ath-Buana to Commur; but Murchadh escaped
p.691from them in safety, without leaving horse or man behind.
A change of abbots at Ard-Macha, i.e. Dubhdalethe in the place of Muireadhach of Sliabh-Cuilenn.
The Age of Christ, 966.
The twelfth year of Domhnall.
Ceallach Ua Banain, successor of Comhghall;
Muireadhach, the foster-son of Maenach, successor of Cainneach;
Erc Ua Suailen, bishop or abbot of Tamhlacht;
Connmhac, i.e. the son of Ainniarraidh, successor of Ulltan, and priest of Ceanannus, died.
An army was led by Domhnall Ua Neill into Leinster; and he plundered from the Bearbha westwards rectè eastwards to the sea; and he carried off a great prey of cows; and he laid siege to the foreigners and the Leinstermen for two months. On this occasion were slain Finn, son of Goirmghilla; Dunghal, son of Dunghal Ua Riagain; Ronan, son of Bruadar, son of Duibhghilla, and other nobles of the Leinstermen along with them.
Maelmordha, son of Finn, royal heir of Leinster, was mortally wounded.
Ruaidhri, son of Maelmartain, lord of Fotharta, was slain.
Flaithbheartach Ua Muireadhaigh, lord of Ui-Eathach, died.
Muireadhach, son of Fearghus, successor of Patrick, died.
Cathasach, son of Murchadhan, Bishop of Ard-Macha, died.
The Age of Christ, 967.
The thirteenth year of Domhnall.
Maelfinnen, son of Uchtan, Bishop of Ceanannas, successor of Ulltan and Cairneach;
Eoghan Ua Cleirigh, Bishop of Connaught;
Maelgorm, son of Maelcheallaigh, Abbot of Inis-Cealtra;
and Donnchadh, son of Cathlan, Abbot of Cill-mic-Duach, died.
Muirigen, Abbot of Disert-Diarmada, died.
Aenghus Ua Robhartaigh, anchorite of Doire-Chalgaigh;
and Cinaedh Ua Cathmbaeil, airchinneach of Doire-Chalgaigh, died.
Beollan, son of Ciarmhac, lord of Loch-Gabhar, died.
Treasach, son of Maelmuine, lord of Ui-Conaill-Gabhra, was killed.
Very great fruit, so that eight sacks were brought from the foot of one tree.
An army was
p.693led by Murchadh, son of Finn, into Leinster and Osraighe, and they remained five nights there; but he was overtaken by Mathghamhain, son of Ceinneidigh, with the men of Munster, the two Eili, the Deisi, and Imhar of Port-Lairge, with the foreigners and the Osraigh. Murchadh burned Dun-Ua-Tochmairc by force; but they escaped before his eyes, without leaving a man or a horse behind.
An army was led by Mathghamhain, son of Ceinneidigh, into Desmond, and remained three nights in Corcach, and carried off the hostages of Desmond.
Ceanannas was plundered by Sitric, son of Amhlaeibh, lord of the foreigners, and by Murchadh, son of Finn, King of Leinster; but Domhnall Ua Neill, King of Ireland, overtook and defeated them.
Aedh Allan, son of Fearghal, lord of Osraighe; and Echthighern, son of Eitech, lord of the Comainns, died.
The age of Christ, 968
The fourteenth year of Domhnall.
Ceanannas was plundered by Amhlaeibh Cuaran, with the foreigners and Leinstermen; and he carried off a great prey of cows, but lost numbers of his people, together with Breasal, son of Ailill; and he gained a victory over the Ui-Neill at Ard-Maelchon.
A victory was gained over Ualgharg Ua Ruairc by Conchobhar, son of Tadhg, in which were slain Ualgharg, and among the rest Duibhghilla, i.e. the son of Laidhgnen.
An army was led by the King of Ulidia, Artghal, son of Madudhan, against the foreigners; and he plundered Coindere, then in their possession, but left behind a number of heads.
The plundering of Lughmhadh and Druim-Inesclainn by Muircheartach, son of Domhnall, King of Aileach, and son of the King of Ireland, against the foreigners, in which many were slain.
The plundering of Mainistir-Buithe by Domhnall, King of Ireland, against the foreigners; and three hundred of them were burned by him in one house.
The refectory of Lann-Leire was burned by Domhnall, son of Murchadh; and four hundred persons were destroyed by wounding and burning there, both men and women. Lughmhadh and Druim-Ineasclainn were plundered by Glunillar, i.e. by Murchadh Ua Flaithbheartaigh.
The Age of Christ, 969.
The fifteenth year of Domhnall.
Tuathal, successor of Ciaran, Bishop and Abbot of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Maenach, bishop of Cluain-mic-Nois,
Finnguine Ua Fiachrach, Abbot of Teach-Mochua,
and Maelsamhna, successor of Cainneach, died.
Ceallach Ua Nuadhait was killed by the foreigners in the doorway of his refectory.
Domhnall Ua Neill, the king, was driven from Meath north-wards, across Sliabh Fuaid, by the Clann-Colmain; of which was said:
- Not well we have heard the voice, that the prince of Teamhair was removed;
Scarcity of corn, much of grass, will dry up the mind of the terrible.
An army was afterwards led by Domhnall Ua Neill, with the soldiers of the North, i.e. the races of Conall and Eoghan, against the men of Meath and the foreigners, so that he plundered all their forts and fortresses, and spoiled Ui-Failghe and Fotharta; and he took revenge on them on that occasion for their opposition to him, for he erected a camp in every cantred of Meath, from the Sinainn to the Bealach-duin.
The foreigners of Luimneach were driven from Inis-Ubhdain by Mathghamhain, son of Ceinneidigh.
Two suns of equal size were seen at high noon-day.
The Age of Christ, 970.
The sixteenth year of Domhnall.
Crunnmhael, successor of Caeimghin, died.
Muireadhach Ua Conchobhair, bishop, and successor of Finntan of Cluain-eidhneach;
and Cathasach, son of Fearghus, comharba of Dun, died.
Foghartach, son of Niall Ua Tolairg, was treacherously killed by Domhnall, son of Conghalach.
Murchadh, son of Finn, King of Leinster, was killed by Domhnall Claen, son of Lorcan, after they had eaten and drank together. Of the year of his death was said:
- Of years seventy, nine hundred, from birth of Christ,no small deed,
Till death of Murchadh, son of Finn, chief King of Leinster in his time.
Gebheannach, son of Diarmaid, lord of Ciarraighe, died.
An army was led by Mathghamhain, son of Ceinneidigh, into Ciarraighe, where he demolished many forts, and among others Dun-na-fithrech.
Madudhan, son of Bran, was killed by Mac Brain.
Finn, son of Bran, was killed by Ceallach, son of Domhnall, son of Finn, son of Maelmordha, lord of Ui-Faelain.
Cluain-Iraird, Fobhar, Lann-Eala, and Disert-Tola, were burned and plundered by Domhnall, son of Murchadh.
The Age of Christ, 971.
The seventeenth year of Domhnall.
Dunchadh, the foster-son of Diarmaid, distinguished bishop and chief poet of Osraighe, died.
Maelmoire, Abbot of Dearmhach, was drowned in Eas-Ruaidh.
Becan, i.e. son of Lachtnan, successor of Finnen, i.e. of Cluain-Iraird;
Ailill, i.e. son of Laighneach, Abbot of Gleann-da-locha, died.
Cinaedh of the Oratory, anchorite of Cluain-fearta, died.
Finachta Ua Flaithri, Abbot of Tir-da-ghlas,
and Conchobhar, son of Tadhg of the Tower, King of Connaught, died.
The battle of Ceis-Corainn between Murchadh Ua Flaithbheartach, i.e. Glun-Illar, King of Aileach, and Cathal, son of Tadhg, King of Connaught, wherein fell Cathal himself, and Geibheannach, son of Aedh, lord of Ui-Maine; Tadhg, son of Muircheartach, chief of Ui-Diarmada; Murchadh, son of Flann, son of Glethneachan, chief of Clann-Murchadha; and Seirridh Ua Flaithbheartaigh, with a countless number along with them: and Murchadh totally plundered Connaught afterwards.
The Age of Christ, 972 rectè 974.
The eighteenth year of Domhnall.
Maelbrighde, son of Cathasach, Bishop and Abbot of Druim-mor-Mocholmog,
and Diarmaid, son of Dochartach, Abbot of Daimhinis, died.
Cairbre Ua Corra,
p.699successor of Caeimhghin;
Roithechtach, airchinneach of Cuil-raithin, anchorite and wise man;
Cairbre, son of Echtighern, comharba of Cluain-mor-Maedhog, died.
Murchadh Ua Flaithbheartaigh went upon a predatory excursion into Cinel-Conaill, and took a great prey; but being pursued and overtaken, Murchadh, i.e. lord of Aileach, was wounded, and died thereof at Dun-Cloitighe, after communion and penance.
Donnchadh Finn, son of Aedh, lord of Meath, was killed by Aghda, son of Duibhcenn, son of Tadhgan, lord of Teathbha.
Another battle was gained by the Osraighi over the Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, wherein Domhnall, son of Ceallach, was slain.
Finnsnechta, son of Cinaedh, lord of Fortuatha-Laighean, died.
A slaughter was made of the Osraighi in Iarthar-Liphi, in which were slain two thousand men and sixty young lords, and among the rest Diarmaid, son of Donnchad, Tanist of Osraighe, and Echthighern Ua Luanaigh, lord of the North; of which was said:
- Nine hundred and seventy-two years,
It was victory without abatement,
From Christ to the slaughter of the Osraighi,
In the west of warlike Liphi.
The host of the Ui-Muirithaigh slaughtered them,
Not hasty he who reckoned them,
With three score young lords,
Twenty hundred, or two thousand men.
The Ui-Ceinnsealaigh were plundered in Osraighe, where Domhnall, son of Ceallach, lord of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, and many others, were slain.
The plundering of Inis-Cathaigh by Maghnus, son of Aralt, with the Lag-manns of the islands along with him; and Imhar, lord of the foreigners of Luimneach, was carried off from the island, and the violation of Seanan thereby.
p.701son of Aedh, son of Flann Ua Maelseachlainn, King of Meath, was slain by Domhnall, son of Conghalach.