The Age of Christ, 1043.
Flaithbheartach, Bishop of Dun-Leathghlaise, died.
Conchobhar Ua Laidhgnen, airchinneach of Fearna-mor-Maedhoig and Teach-Moling, died.
Aedhan Connachtach, anchorite and lector of Ross-Chommain;
Ceallach Ua Cleircein, successor of Finnen and Mocholmog;
and Cathal, son of Ruaidhri, lord of West Connaught, died on their pilgrimage at Ard-Macha.
Domhnall Ua Fearghaile, lord of Fortuatha-Laighean, was slain by the son of Tuathal, son of Fiachra, in Tearmann-Caeimhghin.
Flann Ua h-Ainfeth, lord of Ui-Meith, was slain by Ua Cearbhaill, lord of Fearnmhagh.
Gillamochonna Ua Duibhdhirma, died.
Ceinneidigh Ua Cuirc, lord of Muscraighe, was slain.
A victory was gained by the Cinel-Conaill, over the Cinel-Eoghain, at Tearmann-Dabheoc.
A plundering excursion was made by Annudh Ua Ruairc, over Lughmhadh and Druim-Ineasclainn, and over all Conaille; but the saints soon took vengeance, namely, Mochta and Ronan, for Annudh was killed before the end of three months by one man, i.e. the son of Art Beag.
The fasting of the clergy of Ciaran at Tealach-Garbha, against Aedh Ua Coinfhiacla, lord of Teathbha; and Bearnan Chiarain was rung with
p.845the end of the Bachal-Isa against him; and in the place where Aedh turned his back on the clergy, in that very place was he beheaded, before the end of a month, by Muircheartach Ua Maeleachlainn.
A predatory excursion was made by the Osraighi and the men of East Munster, i.e. by Macraith Ua Donnchadha, and Echthighern Ua Donnagain, lord of Aradh, as far as Dun-na-sgiath; and they burned the dun, and seized some small spoils. But Carthach, son of Saerbhreathach, lord of Eoghanacht, overtook them at Maeilcaennaigh, on the brink of the Siuir; and he defeated the men of Osraighe and Urmhumhain, where Ua Donnagain, lord of Aradh, was slain, together with many others. This was called the defeat of Maeilcaennaigh.
The Age of Christ, 1044.
Maelmochta, Bishop of Lughmhadh;
Maenach of Mucnamh;
Aedh of Sgelic-Mhichil;
and Ailill, son of Breasal, resident priest of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Cumasgach Ua h-Ailellain, lord of Ui-Eathach, was slain by the Ui-Caracain.
Niall Ua Ceileachain, lord of Ui-Breasail, and his brother, i.e. Trenfhear, were blinded by the sons of Madadhan, through guile and treachery.
Domhnall Ua Cuirc, lord of Muscraighe Breogain, was slain by Ua Flaithen and Ua Oissen.
A predatory excursion was made by Niall, son of Maeleachlainn, lord of Aileach, into Ui-Meith and Cuailgne; and he carried off twelve hundred cows, and led numbers into captivity, in revenge
p.847of the profanation of Clog-an-Eadhachta.
Another predatory excursion was made by Muircheartach Ua Neill into Mughdhorna, whence he carried a cattle spoil and prisoners, in revenge of the profanation of the same bell.
Ua h-Aedha, lord of Ui-Fiachrach-Arda-Sratha, was slain by the son of Aralt, by whom also the shrine of Patrick was burned.
Cluain-mic-Nois was plundered by the Munstermen, in the absence of Donnchadh, son of Brian. Donnchadh afterwards gave satisfaction to the church, to wit, perfect freedom of the church to God and to Ciaran till the day of judgment, and forty cows to be given by him immediately; and he gave a curse to any one of the Munstermen that should ever inflict any injury upon the clergy of Ciaran.
Cluain-mic-Nois was plundered by the Conmhaicni, and God and Ciaran wreaked great vengeance upon them for it, i.e. an unknown plague was sent among them, so that the Booleys were left waste with their cattle after the death of all the shepherd people; after which the clergy of Ciaran received their own award in atonement, namely, the manchaine of the son of Ua Ruairc, i.e. Mac-na-h-aidhche, and twelve sons of the sub-chieftains, the best of the Conmhaicni, along with him, and a screaball for every dun.
A slaughter was made of the men of Teathbha and Conmhaicne, by the men of Meath, at the Eithne, where fell the son of Ruithin Ua Doineannaigh, Tanist of Teathbha; Culenai, son of Ualgharg, chief of Muinntir-Scalaighe; Ua Ledban, the second Tanist of Teathbha; and many others besides them.
A slaughter was made of the Ui-Muireadhaigh by the men of Breifne, i.e. by Art Ua Ruairc, where the Cleireach Ua Conchobhair, and others along with him, were slain.
Murchadh, son of Bran, lord of Ui-Faelain, was slain by Mac Gillamocholmog, Tanist of Ui-Dunchadha.
The Age of Christ, 1045.
Maelmartin Finn, lector of Ceanannus;
Cana, noble priest of Achadh-bo;
Muireadhach, son of Mac Saerghusa, airchinneach of Daimhliag;
Cathasach Ua Cathail, successor of Caeimhghin;
Cathasach Ua Corcrain, comharba of Gleann-Uisean;
Cormac Ua Ruadhrach, airchinneach of Tearmann-Feichine;
and Maenach Ua Cirdubhain, successor of Mochta of Lughmhadh, died.
Cluain-Iraird was thrice burned in one week, with its Daimhliag.
Flaithbheartach Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill;
and Gluniarn Ua Clercen, lord of Ui-Cairbre, died.
Conghalach Ua Lochlainn, lord of Corca-Modhruadh, died.
A slaughter was made of the Ulidians at Reachrainn, by the foreigners of Ath-cliath, i.e. Imhar, son of Aralt, in which were slain three hundred men, together with Raghnall Ua h-Eochadha.
A predatory excursion was made by Flaithbheartach Ua Neill against the men of Breagha; but Gairbhith Ua Cathasaigh, lord of Breagha, overtook him at Casan-Linne, when the sea was full in before them, and Muircheartach fell by him, and some of his people along with him.
Carthach, son of Saerbhreathach, lord of Eoghanacht-Chaisil, was burned in a house set on fire by the grandson of Longargain, son of Donncuan, and other persons along with him.
Domhnall Ua Ceatfadha, head of Dal-gCais, and of the dignity of Munster, died.
The son of Maeleachlainn, son of Ceannfaeladh, son of Conchobhar, royal heir of Ui-Conaill, was killed.
Amhalghaidh, son of Flann, chief of Calraighe, died of an unknown disease, before the end of three days, after obtaining forcible refection
Cluain-fearta-Brenainn, with its church, was burned by the Ui-Maine. Cuchonnacht, son of Gadhra Ua Dunadhaigh, was there slain.
The Age of Christ, 1046.
Maelpadraig Ua Bileoice, chief lector of Ard-Macha, a paragon in piety and chastity,
and Maelbrighde, priest of Cill-dara, died.
Muireadhach, son of Flaithbheartach Ua Neill, royal heir of Oileach, and Aiteidh Ua hAiteidh, lord of Ui-Eathach-Uladh, were burned in a house set on fire by Cu-Uladh, son of Conghalach, lord of Uachtar-thire.
Art Ua Ruairc, King of Connaught, was slain by the Cinel-Conaill, in the second year after his having plundered Cluain-mic-Nois.
Ua Finnguine, lord of Eoganacht-Caille-na-manach, was killed.
Conchobhar Ua Loingsigh, lord of Dal-Araidhe, was slain by the son of Domhnall Ua Loingsigh, in Leinster (i.e. in Ui-Buidhe), in violation of the guarantee of Niall, son of Eochaidh, King of Ulidia, and of Diarmaid, son of Mael-na-mbo.
Gormfhlaith, daughter of Maelseachlainn, and Maelruanaidh Gott, died.
The son of Aralt was expelled by the foreigners, and the son of Raghnall was elected king.
Fearghal Ua Ciardha, lord of Cairbre, was slain by Ua Flannagain, lord of Teathbha.
The Age of Christ, 1047.
Cethernach, bishop from Teach-Collain, died at Hi, on pilgrimage.
Gillamolaissi, lector of Lughmhadh;
Maelmoicheirghe, lector of Cluain-Iraird;
and Cuduiligh, son of Gaithine Fosairchinneach of Ceanannus, died.
Ciarcaille, son of Foghlaidh, steward of Sil-Aedha Slaine, died.
Lann, daughter of Mac Sealbhachain, successor of Brighid;
and Ua Baillen, lector of Ros-Cre, died.
Muircheartach, son of Mac Madadhain, lord of Ui-Breasail, was slain.
Niall Ua Ruairc was slain in Corann, by Ua Conchobhair.
An army was led by Niall, son of Maelseachlainn, with the Cinel-Eoghain and Airghialla, into Breagha, where they slew Madadhan Ua hIffernain, chief of Clann-Creccain.
A great famine came upon the Ulidians, so that they left their territory, and proceeded into Leinster. It was on account of the violation of a covenant this famine came on, namely, a treachery was committed on the two sons of Maelmordha, i.e. Murchadh and Ceallach, by the son of Eochaidh and the chiefs of Ulidia, after they had been placed under their protection; and it was to annoy the son of Mael-na-mbo that the Ulidians committed this act of treachery.
Great snow in this year (the like of which was never seen), from the festival of Mary until the festival of Patrick, so that it caused the destruction of cattle and wild animals, and the birds of the air, and the animals of the sea in general. Of this snow was said:
- Seven years and forty fair, and a thousand of fine prosperity,
From the birth of Christ, of fame unlimited, to the year of the great snow.
The son of Donnchadh Gott, royal heir of Teamhair,
and Ua hEidhin, lord of Ui-Fiachrach-Aidhne, died.
The Age of Christ, 1048.
Cele, Bishop of Ardachadh of Bishop Mel, died.
Aedh, son of Maelan Ua Nuadhait, airchinneach of Sord, was killed on the night of the Friday of protection before Easter, in the middle of Sord.
Cloithnia, successor of Ailbhe of Imleach, died.
Feardomhnach Ua Innascaigh, successor of Finnen, was killed by the son of Tadhg Ua Maelruanaidh.
Dunchadh Ua Ceileachair, successor of Ciaran of Saighir, died.
Gillacoluim Ua hEignigh, lord of Airghialla, died, and was interred at Dun-da-leathghlas.
Dunlaing, son of Dunghal, lord of Ui-Briuin-Cualann, the glory of the east of Ireland, was killed by his brethren.
Maelfabhaill Ua hEidhin, lord of Ui-Fiachrach-Aidhne, died.
Fearghal Ua Maelmhuaidh, lord of Feara-Ceall, died.
Ceannfaeladh Ua Cuill, chief poet of Munster;
the son of Cumara, grandson
p.855of Mac Liag, was killed by the son of Tadhg Ua Maelruanaidh.
Gairbhith Ua Cathasaigh, lord of Breagha, was taken prisoner by Conchobhar Ua Maelseachlainn; and he Ua Cathasaigh left seven hostages with him in lieu of himself.
A predatory excursion was made by the son of Mael-na-mbo into the Deisi, whence he carried off prisoners and cattle.
A predatory excursion was made by Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn over Magh-Liphi, and he carried off great spoils.
A predatory excursion was made by the Ui-Faelain over Cluain-Iraird, in revenge of the latter depredation.
An army was led by the son of Eochaidh and the son of Mael-na-mbo into Meath, and they burned the churches of Meath, except a few.
A predatory excursion was made by the royal heirs or chieftains of Ui-Maine into Dealbhna, where the royal chieftains were all slain, namely, Ua Maelruanaidh, Ua Flannagain, the Cleireach Ua Taidhg, and Mac Buadhachain, royal heir of Dealbhna Nuadhat.
The Age of Christ, 1049.
Maelcainnigh Ua Taichligh, comharba of Daimhinis, died.
Tuathal Ua hUail, airchinneach of Both-Chonais;
Tuathal Ua Muirgheasac, lector of Tuaim-Finnlocha, died.
Flaithbheartach, son of Domhnall Ua Loingsigh, was slain by the son of Conchobhar O'Loingsigh.
Muircheartach Ua Maelseachlainn was slain by Conchobhar Ua Maelseachlainn, by treachery.
Conchobhar Ua Cinnfhaelaidh, lord of Ui-Conaill Gabhra, was slain by the lord of Eoghanacht-Locha-Lein.
Imhar Ua Beice, lord of Ui-Meith, was killed.
Anaessles, son of Domhnall, lord of Corcha-Bhaiscinn, was killed by the son of Assith, son of Domhnall, i.e. his brother's son.
An army was led by the Ulidians, Leinstermen, and foreigners, into Meath, to demand the hostages
p.857of the men of Breagha. Their hostages were put to death by Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn, together with Toirdhealbhach Ua Cathasaigh; after which the forces burned the country, both churches and fortresses.
An army was led by the son of Brian to Magh-nAirbh, and he obtained the hostages of Leinster and Osraighe.
Amhalghaidh, successor of Patrick, and Dubhdalethe, son of Maelmuire, son of Eochaidh, was raised to his place from the lectorship on the day of Amhalghaidh's decease; and Aedh Ua Forreth assumed the lectorship.
The Age of Christ, 1050.
Cleirchen Ua Muineoc, noble bishop of Leithghlinn, and head of the piety of Osraighe;
Diarmaid Ua Rodachain, Bishop of Fearna;
Conall, airchinneach of Cill-Mocheallog, and its lector previously;
Dubhthach, son of Milidh, successor of Cainneach;
Guaire Ua Manchain, priest of Gleann-da-locha;
Diarmaid Ua Cele, airchinneach of Tealach-Foirtcheirn and Achadh-abhall, died.
Diarmaid Ua Lachan, lector of Cill-dara, died.
Ua Scula, airchinneach of Inis-Cathaigh;
Maelan, lector of Ceanannus, who was a distinguished sage;
and Maelduin Ua hEigceartaigh, airchinneach of Lothra, died.
Maelseachlainn, son of Ceannfaeladh, died.
Donnchadh, i.e. the Cossalach, son of Gillafhaelain, grandson of Domhnall, lord of Ui-Failghe, was slain by Conghalach, grandson of Brogarbhan, son of Conchobhar.
Maelruanaidh, son of Cucoirne, lord of Eile, was killed by his own people.
A conflict between the men of Magh-Itha and the Airghialla, in which Eochaidh Ua hOissene was slain.
Dubhdalethe, successor of Patrick, made a visitation of Cinel-Eoghain,
p.859and brought three hundred cows from them.
Much inclement weather happened in the land of Ireland, which carried away corn, milk, fruit, and fish, from the people, so that there grew up dishonesty among all, that no protection was extended to church or fortress, gossipred or mutual oath, until the clergy and laity of Munster assembled, with their chieftains, under Donnchadh, son of Brian, i.e. the son of the King of Ireland, at Cill-Dalua, where they enacted a law and a restraint upon every injustice, from small to great. God gave peace and favourable weather in consequence of this law.
Cill-dara with its Daimhliag great stone church was burned.
Cluain-mic-Nois was plundered thrice in one quarter of a year,once by the Sil-Anmchadha, and twice by the Calraighi an Chala and the Sinnacha.
Lann-Leire was burned and plundered.
Doire-Caelainne and the Cloictheach of Ros-Comain were burned by the men of Breifne.
Daimhliag Chianain was burned.
Inis-Clothrann in Loch Ribh was plundered.
Dubhdalethe made a visitation of Cinel-Eoghain, and brought three hundred cows from thence.
The Age of Christ, 1051.
Mac Sluaghadhaigh, noble priest of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Muircheartach, son of Breac, lord of the Deisi, was burned by the Ua Faelains.
Ua Conchobhair, lord of Ui-Failghe, namely, Conghalach, son of Donnsleibhe, son of Brogarbhan, was killed by his own people.
A battle was gained by Ua Maeldoraidh over the Connaughtmen, wherein many of the Conmhaicni were slain.
Diarmaid, son of Domhnall, son of Brian, was killed by Murchadh, son of Brian, through treachery.
Mac Lachlainn was expelled from the lordship of Tulach-Og; and Aedh Ua Fearghail took his place.
The son of Faelan, son of Breac, was slain by Maelseachlainn, son of Murchadh, son of Faelan, son of Breac.
Amhalgaidh, son of Cathal, lord of West Connaught, was blinded by Aedh Ua Conchobhair, lord of East Connaught, after he had been held in captivity for the space of one year and upwards; after which he O'Conchobhair fixed his residence in West Connaught.
Cathal, son of
p.861Tighearnain, lord of Breifne, went upon a predatory excursion into Eabha, and demolished Dun-Feich, where fifty persons were slain, and whence seven hundred cows were carried off.
A victory was gained over the Conmhaicni of Sliabh-Formaeile by Aedh Ua Conchobhair, where a slaughter was made of the Conmhaicni.
Laidhcenn, son of Maelan Ua Leocain, lord of Gaileanga, and his wife, the daughter of the Gott O'Maeleachlainn, went on their pilgrimage to Rome; and they died in the east, on their return from Rome.
Domhnall Ban Ua Briain was slain by the King of Connaught.
The Tree of Magh-Adhair was prostrated by Aedh Ua Conchobhair.
Faelan, son of Bradan, son of Breac, was killed in the Daimhliag of Lis-mor-Mochuda, by Maelseachlainn, son of Muircheartach, son of Breac.
The Age of Christ, 1052.
Arthur, son of Muireadhach of Cluain-Maedhog, the glory of Leinster, died.
Echthighern Ua Eaghrain, successor of Ciaran of Cluain-mic-Nois and of Comman, died on his pilgrimage at Cluain-Iraird.
Muireadhach Ua Sinnachain, Patrick's steward in Munster;
Muireadhach, son of Diarmaid, successor of Cronan of Ros-Cre;
and Cleireach Ruadh Ua Lathachain, died.
Gillaphadraig, son of Domhnall, Prior of Ard-Macha, died.
Macraith, grandson of Donnchadh, lord of Eoghanacht-Chaisil, and royal heir of Munster, died.
A predatory excursion was made into Fine-Gall by the son of Mael-na-mbo, and he burned the country from Ath-cliath to Albene; but he did not seize cows until they had great skirmishes around the fortress, where many fell on both sides, so that the lord of the foreigners, Eachmarcach, son of Raghnall, went over seas, and the son of Mael-na-mbo assumed the kingship of
p.863the foreigners after him.
A predatory excursion was made by Ua Conchobhair over Conmhaicne, so that he plundered extensively.
A slaughter was made of the Calraighi, together with their lord, i.e. Mac-Aireachtaigh, by the Conmhaicni, through the miracle of Ciaran.
Dubheassa, daughter of Brian, died.
Domhnall, son of Gillachrist, son of Cucuailgne, was slain by the lord of Feara-Rois.
Braen, son of Maelmordha, i.e. King of Leinster, died at Cologne.