The Age of Christ, 1023.
Maelmaire Ua Cainen, wise man, and Bishop of Sord-Choluim-Chille, died.
Domhnall, son of Aedh Beag Ua Maeleachlainn, the second lord that was over Meath, was slain by the son of Seanan Ua Leocain and the Luighni.
A predatory excursion was made by the foreigners over South Breagh, and to Daimhliag-Chianain; and Ainbhith Ua Cathasaigh, lord of the Saithni, was slain by them on that day.
Donnchadh Ua Duinn, lord of Breagh, was treacherously seized upon by the foreigners at their own assembly; and he was carried eastwards over the sea, in violation of Colum-Cille, whose successor was his guarantee.
Lochlainn, son of Maeleachlainn, lord of Inis-Eoghain and Magh-Itha, was slain by his own brother, Niall, and the Cianachta of Gleann-Geimhin.
Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Ceinneidigh, was treacherously slain by the Eili, at the instigation of his own brother, Donnchadh.
Conchobhar, son of Aenghus, son of Carrach Calma, was killed by the Guttas by treachery.
The Termon of Cluain-mic-Nois was plundered by Gadhra, son of Dunadhach, and carried off many hundred cows from thence.
An army was led by Ua Conchobhar, i.e. Tadhg of the White Steed, King of
p.807Connaught, into Ui-Briuin, where Domhnall Ua hEaghra, lord of Luighne in Connaught, was slain.
Erard Mac Coisse, chief chronicler of the Irish, died at Cluain-mic-Nois, after a good life.
The Age of Christ, 1024.
Fachtna, lector and priest of Cluain-mic-Nois, airchinneach of Finnabhair-abha, airchinneach of Indeidhnen, and the most distinguished abbot of the Gaeidhil, died at Rome, whither he had gone upon a pilgrimage.
Dubhshlaine, chief anmchara of the Gaeidhil, and priest of Ard-Breacain, died at Cluain-mic-Nois.
Donnsleibhe, lord of Ui-Faelain, took a house forcibly at Dubhloch, from Augaire, son of Dunlaing, King of Leinster, and from Maelmordha, son of Lorcan, lord of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, and from his son; and the three were therein slain by Donnsleibhe.
Cuan Ua Lothchain, chief poet of Ireland, and a learned historian, was slain in Teathbha, and the party who killed him became putrid in one hour; and this was a poet's miracle.
Cucaille, son of Gairbhith, one of the men of Breagha, died.
Donnsleibhe, son of Maelmordha, lord of Ui-Faelain, set out upon a predatory excursion into Ui-Failghe; and the lord of Ui-Failghe, and some of the Ui-Muireadhaigh, overtook and slew him as he was plundering Cill-dara.
The battle of Ath-na-croise in Corann, between Ua Maeldoraidh and Ua Ruairc, where Ua Ruairc was defeated, and his people slaughtered, i.e. twenty hundred of them were slain, together with Ruarc, grandson of Diarmaid, Tanist of Breifne. Of him was said:
Another battle was fought between them, in which the men of Breifne were defeated, and the son of Tighearnan slain.
- In the battle of Ath-na-croise, men looked without pity,
Corann was filled with carcasses; the Conalls had its glory.
An army was led by the son of Eochaidh against the foreigners, so that he burned their territory, and carried away the hostages of the Irish from them.
An army was led by the Osraighi and the Leinstermen to Tulcainne; and they obtained jewels and hostages from the foreigners.
The victory of Erglann, by Gearrgaela, over the foreigners.
Domhnall, son of Aedh, royal heir of Aileach, was slain by Gillamura, son of Ogan.
Maelduin Ua Conchaille, lord of Ui-Niallan, was slain by the Ui-Doctain.
Maelmuaidh Ua Ciarrdha, lord of Cairbre died.
A slaughter was made of the men of Munster by Donnchadh, son of Aedh, in Gleann-Uisean, through the miracles of God and Comhdan.
The Age of Christ, 1025.
Flannabhra, comharba of Ia-Choluim-Chille;
Maeleoin Ua Torain, comharba of Doire-Choluim-Chile;
Ceannfaeladh, son of Flaithbheartach, successor of Molaisi of Daimhinis;
and Gillachrist, its lector, died.
Maelbrighde Ua Crichidein, successor of Finnia and Comhgall, died.
Duibhinsi Ua Faircheallaigh, Abbot of Druim-leathan;
Saerbhreathach, Abbot of Imleach Iubhair, who was pillar of the wealth and dignity of the west rectè south of Ireland;
and Muireadhach, son of Mughron, successor of Ciaran and Comman, died; he was of the family of Imleach Fordeorach.
Niall Ua Conchobhar, royal heir of Connaught, was killed.
Mactire, son of Donnghaile,
p.811Tanist of Teathbha, was killed.
Gearrgaela, lord of Breagha, was killed and burned by the people of South Breagha and Mathghamhain Ua Riagain.
An army was led by Flaithbheartach Ua Neill into Breagha, and he carried off the hostages of the Irish from the foreigners. An army was led by Domhnall Gott into Breagha, and he expelled the Ui-Neill northwards over Sliabh-Fuaid; and they left behind their shields and their horses to him, and he took the hostages of the men of Breagha from them. Maelseachlainn Gott, lord of Meath, died immediately afterwards.
The grandson of Comhaltan Ua Cleirigh, lord of Ui-Fiachrach Aidhne, died.
A predatory excursion was made by Cathalan, lord of Fearnmhagh, against the Feara-Manach.A predatory excursion was made by the Feara-Manach to Loch-Uaithne, and they burned and slew seventeen men on the margin of the lake.
Dunghal Ua Donnchadha, King of Caiseal, died.
Tearmann-Feichin was plundered and burned on Christmas night by the Ui-Crichain.
The Age of Christ, 1026.
Conall Ua Cillene, successor of Cronan of Tuaim-Greine; Maelpadraig Ua Ailecain, lector of Dun-Leathghlaise;
Maelruanaidh O'Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel-Conaill, went over the sea on his pilgrimage.
A hosting by Donnchadh, son of Brian, so that he obtained the hostages of the men of Meath, of the men of Breagha, of the foreigners, of the Leinstermen, and of the Osraighi.
An army was led by Flaithbheartach Ua Neill, and Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, into Meath; and they obtained hostages, and entered Inis-Mochta upon the ice, and plundered the island, then in the possession of the foreigners.
Muircheartach, son of Conghalach, lord of Ui-Failghe, was slain by the foreigners of Ath-cliath.
Aimergin Ua Mordha, lord of Laeighis, and Cuduiligh Ua Beargdha, lord of Ui-Duach,
p.813were mutually slain by each other; and the Ui-Duach and Laeighisi were mutually slaughtered, but the Ui-Duach were defeated.
A battle was gained by Roen over the foreigners of Ath-cliath, at Loch-Rein.
A plundering army was led by the Osraighi into Ui-Muireadhaigh; and they obtained great spoils, and mortally wounded Muircheartach, son of Dunlaing. The Ui-Muireadhaigh went into Osraighe, and plundered Tealach-Dimainn, and slew the Vice-abbot.
An army was led by the lord of Osraighe into Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, and plundered it.
Three battles were gained by Roen, son of Muircheartach, son of Maeleachlainn (i.e. one of the Clann-Colmain), royal heir of Teamhair,one battle over the men of Meath, another over the men of Breagha, and the third over the foreigners of Ath-cliath.
The paved way from Garrdha-an-bhainbh to Uluidh-na-dtri-gcross was made by Breasal Conailleach, at Cluain-mic-Nois.
A great depredation was committed by Gearr-an-chogaidh at Domhnach-Seachnaill; and Gearr-an-chogaidh himself was slain on the following day, and his two brothers along with him, namely, Etigen and Gillamaith, by Muireadhach Ua Ceile, in his own house. This happened through the miracles of God and Seachnall.
The Age of Christ, 1027.
Dunchadh, son of Gillamochonna, successor of Seachnall, the most distinguished wise man of the Irish, died at Coloin, in Germany.
Maelruanaidh Ua Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel-Conaill, died on his pilgrimage.
Ruaidhri Mac Fogartaigh, lord of South Breagha, died, after penance, at an advanced age.
Tadhg Mac Gillaphadraig was blinded by the
p.815lord of Osraighe, Donnchadh Mac Gillaphadraig.
An army was led by Donnchadh, son of Brian, into Osraighe, where his people were defeated; and there were slain on that occasion Gadhra, son of Dunadhach, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, and Domhnall, son of Seanchan, son of Flaithbheartach, royal heir of Munster; Maelseachlainn, son of Conchobhar, lord of Corca-Modhruadh; and the two sons of Cuilen, son of Conchobhar, lord and Tanist of Ui-Conaill Gabhra; the two sons of Eigceartach, lord and Tanist of Eoghanacht Chaisil; and Ogan Ua Cuirc, son of Anluan, son of Ceinneidigh; and many others not enumerated.
Scrin-Choluim-Cille was plundered by Roen, and a great prey of cows was carried off from thence.
Scrin-Mocholmoc was plundered by Amhlaeibh, and Dunchadh, lord of Breagha.
An army was led by Sitric,son of Amhlaeibh, and Dunchadh, lord of Breagha, into Meath, as far as Leac-Bladhma, where the men of Meath, under the conduct of Roen Ua Maeleachlainn, met them. A battle was fought between them, in which the foreigners and the men of Breagha were defeated and slaughtered, together with Dunchadh, son of Donn, lord of Breagha, and Gillausaille, son of Gillacaeimhghin, lord of Ui-Briuin. They rallied to the fight again, and defeated and slew Roen, lord of Meath, with many others.
Cathalan-Ua-Crichain, lord of Fearnmhagh, and of the Airghialla in general, and Culocha Ua Gairbhith, lord of Ui-Meith, mutually fell by each other.
Domhnall, son of Flaithbheartach Ua Neill, died.
A depredation was committed by the Cinel-Eoghain upon the Ulidians; and they carried off a great prey of cattle.
Mac-Cuinn, son of Donnghaile, royal heir of Teathbha, died.
The Age of Christ, 1028.
Tuathal Ua Dubhanaigh, Bishop of Cluain-Iraird; the Bishop Ua Suairlich; Tadhg, son of Eochaidh, airchinneach of Cill-Dalua, died.
Art Ua Dunchadha, airchinneach of Mungairit, died.
Gillachrist, son of Dubhchuillinn, a noble priest of Ard-Macha, died at Ros-Commain.
Coiseanmach, son of Duibheachtgha, successor of Tola;
Gillapadraig Ua Flaithbheartaigha, airchinneach of Sord;
Cormac, priest of Ceanannus;
Maelpadraig Ua Baeghalain, priest of Cluain-mic-Nois;
Flaithnia Ua Tighernain, lector of Cill-Dacheallog;
and Cearnach, Ostiarius of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Brian Ua Conchobhair; Scorn Ua Ruairc; Flaithbheartach Ua h-Erudain; and Conchobhar, son of Eochaidh, were slain.
Maelmordha, lord of Feara-Rois, was slain by the Conailli-Muirtheimhne.
Mac Concuailgne, lord of Ui-Eathach, died.
Flannagan Ua Ceallaigh, lord of Breagha; and Sitric, son of Amhlaeibh, went to Rome.
A predatory incursion by the Cinel-Eoghain into Tir-Conaill, from whence they carried off great spoils.
Donn Ua Conghalaigh was slain by the Conailli.
The oratory of Slaine fell.
Bec Ua h-Aghda, lord of Teathbha, was slain.
The Age of Christ, 1029.
Donnsleibhe Ua Brogarbhain, lord of Ui-Failghe, was slain.
Donnchadh Ua Donnagain, lord of Fearnmhagh; and Cinaedh, son of Angeirrce, lord of Conailli, mutually fell by each other at Cill-sleibhe.
Brian Ua Conchobhair, royal heir of Connaught, was slain by Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, lord of Crumhthann.
Muircheartach Ua Maeldoraidh was slain by the O'Canannains, at Rath-Canannain.
Aedh Ua Ruairc, lord of Dartraighe; and the lord of Cairbre; and Aenghus Ua hAenghusa, airchinneach of Druim-cliabh; and three score persons along with them, were burned in Inis-na-lainne,
Amhlaeibh, son of Sitric, lord of the foreigners, was taken prisoner by Mathghamhain Ua Riagain, lord of Breagha, who exacted twelve hundred cows as his ransom, together with seven score British horses and three score ounces of gold, and the sword of Carlus, and the Irish hostages, both of Leinster and Leath-Chuinn, and sixty ounces of white silver, as his fetter-ounce, and eighty cows for word and supplication, and four hostages to Ua Riagain as a security for peace, and the full value of the life of the third hostage.
Maelcoluim, son of Maelbrighde, son of Ruaidhri, died.
Conchobhar, royal heir of Connaught, was blinded by Tadhg Ua Conchobhair.
Maelbrighde, chief artificer of Ireland, died.
The Age of Christ, 1030.
Breasal Conailleach, successor of Ciaran, died.
Maelmartin, Bishop of Cill-dara, died.
Eochaidh Ua Cethenen, successor of Tighearnach, chief paragon of Ireland in wisdom, died at Ard-Macha.
Aenghus Ua Cruimthir, successor of Comhghall;
Tuathal O'Garbhain, Bishop of Cill-Chuilinn;
and Maelodhar Dall, lector of Cill-achaidh, died.
Flann Ua Ceallaigh, successor of Coemhghin, died.
An eclipse of the sun on the day before the Calends of September.
The staff of Jesus was profaned in a matter relating to three horses, and the person who profaned it was killed three days after.
Flaithbheartach Ua Neill went to Rome.
Ruaidhri Ua Canannain was slain at Modhairn, by Aedh O'Neill; and the expedition on which he was killed was called the "Prey of the Snow."
Tadhg of the White Steed Ua Conchobhair, King of Connaught, was slain by the Gott, i.e. Maelseachlainn, grandson of Maelruanaidh, lord of Meath and Cremthainne.
Aedh Ua Maeldoraidh was slain by Art Ua Ruairc.
A battle was gained over Ua Maeleachlainn, i.e. Conchobhar, by the Gott, i.e. Domhnall, wherein fell
p.821Ua Cearnachain, lord of Luighne. This was the Breach of Ath-fearna.
The kingdom of Meath was assumed by Ua Maeleachlainn, after he had been expelled up Loch Ribh by the Gott Ua Maeleachlainn.
Tadhg, son of Lorcan, lord of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, died on his pilgrimage at Gleann-dalocha.
Cumara, son of Macliag, chief poet of Ireland, died.
Maelduin, son of Ciarmhac, lord of Cinel-Binnigh, was slain by Conchobhar Ua Loingsigh.
Conchobhar, son of Tadhg Ua Ceallaigh, lord of Ui-Maine, was slain by the men of Teathbha.
Domhnall Gott, King of Meath, was treacherously slain by Cucaratt Ua Cobhthaigh, one of his own soldiers.
Gormlaith, daughter of Murchadh, son of Finn, mother of the king of the foreigners, i.e. of Sitric; Donnchadh, son of Brian, King of Munster; and ConchoLhar, son of Maeleachlainn, King of Teamhair, died. It was this Gormlaith that took the three leaps, of which was said:
- Gormlaith took three leaps,
Which a woman shall never take again,
A leap at Ath-cliath, a leap at Teamhair,
A leap at Caiseal of the goblets over all.
Cugaileang and the son of Seanan Ua Leochain, two royal heirs of Gaileanga, mutually fell by each other.
Flann Ua Flainn, lord of Gaileanga, died penitently at Ceanannus.
Donnchadh, lord of Cairbre, was killed by the Ui-Fiachrach-Muirisc, in the doorway of the house of Scrin-Adhamhnain.
Tuathal Ua Dubhanaigh, Bishop of Cluain-Iraird, died after a good life.
The Age of Christ, 1031.
Cathasach, successor of Finghin, was blinded.
Maelsuthain, anmchara of Brian, son of Ceinneidigh;
and Conaing Ua Cearbhaill, airchinneach of Gleann-da-locha, head of the piety and charity of the Gaeidhil, died.
Mac-Finn,airchinneach of the Teach-Aeidheadh of Cluain-mic-Nois;
and Mac Dealbhaeth, successor of Cronan of Tuaim-Greine, died.
Flaithbheartach Ua Neill returned from Rome. It was during the reign of Flaithbheartach that the very great bargain used to be got at Ard-Macha, as is evident in this quatrain:
- A sesedhach measure of oaten grain,
Or a third of a measure of black-red sloes,
Or of the acorns of the brown oak,
Or of the nuts of the fair hazel-hedge,
Was got without stiff bargaining,
At Ard-Macha,for one penny.
Ard-Breacain was plundered by the foreigners of Ath-cliath; and two hundred persons were burned in the great church, and two hundred were carried into captivity.
Inis-Eoghain was plundered by Flaithbheartach, son of Muircheartach O'Neill, and his son, i.e. Aedh.
An army was led by the son of Eochaidh to Tealach Og, but he seized nothing. Aedh Ua Neill passed him by eastwards, and carried off three thousand cows, and one thousand two hundred captives.
Ua Donnagain, lord of Aradh-tire, was slain by O'Briain, i.e. Toirdhealbhach.
Ua hAghda, i.e. Aghda, son of Gillacoluim, lord of Teathbha, was put to death by his kinsmen, the Muinntir-Maelfinn.
Gluniairn, son of Sitric, was killed by the people of South Breagha.
Diarmaid, son of Domhnall, son of Faelan, lord of the Deisi, was slain by Muircheartach, son of Brian, in the battle of Sliabh Cua.
Osraighe was plundered by Donnchadh, son of Brian; and the Osraighi slew on that occasion Gillarintach Ua Anradhain; the two grandsons of Maeleachlainn, son of Flannabhra, both royal heirs of Ui-Conaill-Gabhra; and Maelcoluim Caenraigheach.
p.825Ua Slebhene, chief poet of the north of Ireland, died.
Conn-na-mBocht, head of the Culdees, and anchorite of Cluain-mic-Nois, the first that invited a party of the poor of Cluain at Iseal Chiarain, and who presented twenty cows of his own to it. Of this was said:
- O Conn of Cluain! thou wert heard from Ireland in Alba;
O head of dignity, it will not be easy to plunder thy church.
Flaithbheartach Ua Murchadha, chief of Cinel-Boghaine, died.
Cusleibhe Ua Dobhailen, chief of Corca-Firtri, was treacherously slain.
Ua Ruairc, Art, i.e. the Cock, plundered Cluain-fearta-Brenainn; and he was defeated on the same day by Donnchadh, son of Brian, with the loss of men and vessels.
Raghnall, son of Raghnall, son of Imhar of Port-Lairge, was treacherously slain at Ath-cliath.
The Age of Christ, 1032.
Maelmordha, anchorite, died.
Mughron Ua Nioc, Abbot of Tuaim-da-ghualann, died.
Duibhinnsi, bell-ringer of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Domhnall, son of Maelruanaidh Ua Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel-Conaill, was slain by the Clann-Fianghusa.
The son of Mathghamhain, son of Muireadhach, lord of Ciarraighe, was killed.
Diarmaid, son of Eochaidh, head of Clann-Scannlain, died.
Donnghal, son of Donncathaigh, lord of Gaileanga, was slain by Ua Carraigh.
Edru Ua Conaing, royal heir of Munster, was slain by the people of Imleach-Ibhair.
The victory of Druim-Beannchair was gained over the Ulidians by the Airghialla.
The battle of Inbher-Boinne was gained by Sitric, son of Amhlaeibh, over the Conailli, the Ui-Tortain, and the Ui-Meith, in which a slaughter was made of them, they having lost three hundred between killing and capturing.
Conchobhar, son of Maeleachlainn Ua Dubhda, was slain by his kinsman, i.e. by the son of Niall Ua Dubhda.
Ceallach, son of
p.827Dunchadh, lord of Ui-Dunchadha, died.
Mathghamhain Ua Riagain, lord of Breagha, was slain by Domhnall Ua Ceallaigh, on the Sunday before Easter.
Domhnall Ua Ceallaigh, the son of Flannagan, was blinded by Muircheartach Ua Ceallaigh.
Aenghus Ua Tighearnain was slain by the Cinel-Aedha.
Murchadh, son of Searrach, lord of Cairbri-Mor, died.
Muircheartach, son (or grandson) of Maeleachlainn, was blinded by Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn.
Tadhg Ua Guaire, lord of Ui-Cuilinn, was slain by the son of Mael-na-mbo.
Mac-Connacht, i.e. Ua Dunadhaigh,lord of Sil-Anmchadha, was slain.
Maeltuile, Bishop of Ard-Macha, died.