The Age of Christ, 1053.
Doilgen, noble priest of Ard-Macha;
Domhnall Ua Cele, airchinneach of Slaine;
Cormac Ua Ruadhrach, airchinneach of Tearmann-Feichin;
and Murchadh Ua Beollain, airchinneach of Druim-cliabh, died.
Flaithbheartach Ua Maelfabhaill, lord of Carraig-Brachaidhe, died.
Niall Ua h-Eignigh, lord of Feara-Manach, and his brother, Gillachrist, were slain by the Feara-Luirg, through treachery.
Donnchadh Ua Ceallachain, royal heir of Caiseal, was slain by the Osraighi.
Maelcron, son of Cathal, lord of South Breagha, was slain on Easter Monday night, by Ua Riagain, who committed depredations upon the foreigners.
A depredation was committed by Mac Lochlainn and the men of Magh-Itha upon the Cinel-Binnigh, of Loch-Drochait; and they carried off three hundred cows.
Cochlan, lord of Dealbhna, was
Curian Ua Maelduin, lord of Feara-Luirg, was treacherously killed by Mac-na-haidhche Ua Ruairc, at his own meeting. Mac-nahaidhche Ua Ruairc was killed by the Conmhaicni immediately after.
An army was led by the son of Brian, i.e. Donnchadh, and Conchobhar Ua Maelseachlainn, into Fine-Gall; and the men of Teathbha, i.e. the Sinnaigh the Foxes, took many prisoners from the Daimhliag great stone church of Lusca; and they carried off hostages from the son of Mael-na-mbo, together with Mor, daughter of Conghalach O'Conchobhair.Diarmaid, son of Mael-na-mbo, and Gillaphadraig, lord of Osraighi, went into Meath, whence they carried off captives and very great spoils, in revenge of the going of Mor, daughter of Conghalach Ua Conchobhair, to Conghalach Ua Maeleachlainn, in violation of Gillaphadraig; and in revenge also of the cattle spoils which O'Maeleachlainn had carried off from Meath.
An army was led by the son of Mael-na-mbo into Breagha and Meath, and he burned from the Slaine to West Meath, both churches and territories.
A predatory excursion was made by Leathlobhar, son of Laidhgnen, lord of Oirghialla, against the Gaileanga and the fugitives of the men of Meath and Breagha, and he carried off many cows and prisoners; but Conghalach, son of Seanan, lord of Gaileanga, went in pursuit of them, and overtook the cattle spoil of the Feara-Manach; but the Fir-Manach, with their lord, Domhnall, son of Maelruanaidh, resisted, and slew Conghalach, son of Seanan, lord of Gaileanga, with many others besides him.
Amhlaeibh Ua Machainen, lord of Mughdhorna, died.
The Age of Christ, 1054.
Ua Gearruidhir, Bishop of Cill-Dalua;
Maelcoluim Ua Collbrainn priest
Guaire Ua Lachtnain, lector of Cluain-mic-Nois;
and Cuileannan Claen, lector of Leithghlinn and Disert-Diarmada, died.
Aedh, grandson of Fearghal, son of Conaing, son of Niall, royal heir of Oileach, and lord of Cinel-Eoghain of Tealach-Og, was slain by Leathlobhar, son of Laidhgnen, lord of Airghialla, and by the Feara-Manach.
Dubhghall Ua hAedhagain, lord of Ui-Niallain, was slain by Ua Laithen.
The battle of Finnmhagh was gained over the Ui-Meith and the people of Uachtar-thire in Ui-Eathach-Uladh, where Croibhdhearg the Redhanded, Tanist of Uachtar-thire, was slain.
Aedh, son of Ceinneidigh, son of Donnchuan, the love and glory of Dal-gCais, died.
Mac Ualghairg, lord of Cairbre, was killed by treachery.
A steeple of fire was seen in the air over Ros-Deala, on the Sunday of the festival of George, for the space of five hours; innumerable black birds passing into and out of it, and one large bird in the middle of them; and the little birds went under his wings, when they went into the steeple. They came out, and raised up a greyhound, that was in the middle of the town, aloft in the air, and let it drop down again, so that it died immediately; and they took up three cloaks and two shirts, and let them drop down in the same manner. The wood on which these birds perched fell under them; and the oak tree upon which they perched shook with its roots in the earth.
Loch Suidhe-Odhrain in Sliabh-Guaire migrated in the end of the night of the festival of Michael, and went into the Feabhaill, which was a great wonder to all.
A predatory excursion was made by Aedh Ua Conchobhair, King of Connaught, into Corca-Bhaiscinn and Tradraighe, where he seized innumerable spoils.
Two of the Mac Carthaighs were killed by the son of O'Donnchadha.
An army was led by the son of Mael-na-mbo, by Gillaphadraig, lord of Osraighe, and by the foreigners, into Munster, until they arrived at Imleach-Ibhair, and burned Dun-tri-liag; and the son of Brian did not overtake them, for he was in the south of Ireland.
Toirdhealbhach O'Briain, accompanied by the Connaughtmen, went into Thomond, where he committed great depredations, and slew Aedh, son of Ceinneidigh, and plundered Tuaim-Finnlocha.
The Age of Christ, 1055.
Maelduin, son of Gilla-Andreas, Bishop of Alba, and the glory of the clergy of the Gaeidhil, died.
Tuathal Ua Follamhain, successor of Finnen of Cluain-Irard;
Maelmartan, son of Assidh, successor of Comhghall;
Maelbrighde Ua Maelruain, airchinnech of Slebhte;
Maelbrighde, son of Baedan, lector of Ard-Breacain;
Colum Ua Cathail, airchinneach of Rossailithir;
and Odhar Ua Muireadhaigh, airchinneach of Lusca, and chief of Ui-Colgain, died.
Fiachra Ua Corcrain;
Ua Ruarcain, airchinneach of Airdne-Caemhain;
and Gorman Anmchara, died.
Domhnall Ruadh Ua Briain was slain by Ua h-Eidhin, lord of Ui-Fiachrach Aidhne.
Gillaphadraig, lord of Osraighe.
The May prey was made by the King of Connaught, Aedh Ua Conchobhair, in West Meath, whence he carried great spoils and many prisoners.
A predatory excursion was made by the Dal-gCais, under the conduct of Murchadh Ua Brian, over Corca-Modhruadh, where they took great spoils; but one party of them was overtaken, and a large number killed.
Ceannfaeladh Ua Muireadhaigh, lord of the one division of Ciarraighe-Luachra, was killed by the grandson of Conchobhar, son of Muireadhach, lord of the other division, and many others along with him.
A battle was gained by Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain over Murchadh Ua Briain, i.e. Murchadh of the Short Shield, wherein were slain four hundred men and fifteen chieftains.
Ua Sibhliain, lord of Ui-Failghe, was killed.
The Age of Christ, 1056.
Aedh Ua Foirreidh, chief lector and distinguished
p.871Bishop of Ard-Macha, died on the 14th of the Calends of July, in the seventy-fifth year of his age, as is said:
- Of brilliant fame while he lived was
Aedh O'Foirreidh the aged sage;
On the fourteenth of the Calends of July,
This mild bishop passed to heaven.
Cetfaidh, head of the piety of Munster, a wise and learned saint, died on his pilgrimage at Lis-mor.
Flann Mainistreach, lector of Mainistir-Buithe, the paragon of the Gaeidhil in wisdom, literature, history, poetry, and science, died on the fourteenth of the Calends of December, as is said:
- Flann of the chief church of melodious Buithi,
Slow the bright eye of his fine head;
Contemplative sage is he who sits with us,
Last sage of the three lands is fair Flann.
Daighre Ua Dubhatan, anmchara of Cluain, died at Gleann-da-locha.
Suibhne Ua n-Eoghain, airchinneach of Tearmann-Feichin;
Cathasach, son of Gearrgarbhan, successor of Cainneach in Cianachta;
and Maelfinnen Mac Cuinn-na-mBocht, the father of Cormac, successor of Ciaran, died, i.e. Maelfinnen, son of Conn, son of Joseph, son of Donnchadh, son of Dunadhach, son of Egertach, son of Luachan, son of Eoghan, son of Aedhagan, son of Torbach, son of Gorman, of the Ui-Ceallaigh-Breagh.
Etru, son of Labhraidh, chief of Monach, pillar of the glory of Ulidia, died, after a good life.
Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, lord of Leinster, made a treacherous depredation upon the Ui-Laeghaire of Teamhair; but the lord of Laeghaire overtook him, and made a slaughter of his people.
Domhnall Ua Cearnachain, son of the Gott, was slain by Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn.
A predatory incursion was made by Niall, son of Maeleachlainn, upon the Dal-Araidhe; and he carried off two thousand cows
p.873and sixty persons as prisoners.
Eochaidh Ua Flaithen, going upon a predatory excursion into Magh-Itha on Christmas night, carried off five hundred cows to the river of Magh-Uatha; and he left the cows at the river, where forty-eight persons were drowned, together with Cuilennan, son of Deargan.
Tadhg, son of the Cleric Ua Conchobhair, was slain by the Ui-Maine.
Ruaidhri Ua Gadhra, Tanist of Luigne, was slain.
A plundering expedition was made by Diarmaid, son of Mael-na-mbo, into Munster; and he burned Dun-mic-Ninguir, Oenach-Tete, and Dun-Furudhrain.
Gillachaeimhghin, son of Gillachomhghaill, and Maelmordha, grandson of Faelan, were slain by Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, through treachery and guile.
Odhar, son of Flann, lord of Calraighe, died.
The Age of Christ, 1057.
Mughron Ua Mutain, successor of Bairre, noble bishop and lector, was killed by robbers of the Corca-Laighdhe, after his return from vespers.
Robhartach, son of Feardomhnach, successor of Colum Cille and Adamnan,
and Dubhdalethe Ua Cinaedha, airchinneach of Corcach, died.
Niall Ua hEigneachain, lord of Cinel-Enda, was killed by his own tribe.
Maelruanaidh Ua Fogarta,lord of South Eile, was slain by Donnchadh, son of
Dunghal, son of Macraith Ua Dunchadha, lord of Eoghanacht, was slain, with a party of others along with him.
A battle between Domhnall Ua Maelruanaidh, lord of Feara-Manach, and Domhnall Ua Ruairc, lord of Breifne, wherein O'Ruairc fell, and many of his people along with him.
A great plundering of Luighne was made by Aedh Ua Conchobhair.
A slaughter was made of the Ui-Briuin by Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn, as they were bringing a prey from South Leinster by him i.e. through his territory.
Dunchadh Ua Donnchadha, lord of Caiseal, was killed.
The Age of Christ, 1058.
Colman Ua h-Aireachtaigh, successor of Comhghall of Beannchair;
Maelfinnen Ua Guaire, anchorite of Daimhinis;
and Maelisa Ua Flainnchua, a learned senior of Imleach-Ibhair, died.
Imleach-Ibhair was totally burned, both Daimhliag and Cloictheach.
After the burning of Luimneach, the battle of Sliabh-Crot was gained by Diarmaid Mac Mael-na-mbo over Donnchadh, son of Brian, wherein fell Cairbre Ua Lighda, airchinneach of Imleach-Ibhair; Righbhardan, son of Cucoirne, lord of Eile; and a great number of others besides them.
Gallbrat Ua Cearbhaill, royal heir of Teamhair, was slain by Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn, by treachery. The sword of Carlus and many other precious things were obtained by the son of Mael-na-mbo for him, for he was the security for him.
Ceallach, son of Muireagan, lord of Ui-Mic-Uais-Breagh, died.
Scrin-Choluim-Chille was plundered by the men of Teathbha; and the men of Meath made a slaughter of the men of Teathbha and Cairbre, in revenge thereof.
The Age of Christ, 1059.
Ua Lorcain, Abbot of Cill-achaidh, died.
Domhnall Deiseach, wise man and anchorite, died.
Domhnall, son of Eodhas,
p.877airchinneach of Mainistir-Buithi;
Aneslis, son of Odhar, airchinneach of Lusca;
Eochaidh Ua Cinaedh, airchinneach of Ath-Truim;
Conaing Ua Faircheallaigh, airchinneach of Druim-leathan, successor of Maedhog in Connaught and Leinster, died.
Conn-na-mBocht, the glory and dignity of Cluain-mic-Nois, died at an advanced age.
Niall Ua Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel-Conaill, died after a good life, and after penance for his transgressions and sins.
Aedhvar Ua Dubhda, lord of Ui-Amhalghadha, was slain by his own tribe.
Cathal, son of Tighearnan, son of Niall, son of Aedh, lord of East Connaught, was slain by Aedh Ua Ruairc.
Duarcan Ua hEaghra, lord of the Three Tribes of Luighne, was killed.
Tomaltach Ua Maelbhrenainn, lord of Sil-Muireadhaigh
and Maelseachlainn Ua Bric, lord of the Deisi, were smothered in a cave by Maelseachlainn, son of Gillabrighde, son of Faelan.
Conghalach Ua Riagain, royal heir of Teamhair, was slain by Murchadh, son of Diarmaid.
Gillacaeimhghin, son of Gillacomhgaill, royal heir of Leinster, and Maelmordha, grandson of Faelan, were slain by Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, by treachery and guile.
Ruaidhri Ua Gadhra, heir to the lordship of Luighne, died.
A predatory excursion was made by Maelseachlainn Ua Madadhain into Airtheara Oriors; and he carried off three hundred cows, and slew Gillamuire Mac Aireachtaigh, lord of Clann-Sinaich.
A predatory excursion was made by Ardghar Mac Lachlainn, one of the Cinel-Eoghain, into Dal-Araidhe; and he carried off a great cattle spoil, and killed or captured two hundred persons.
The son of Brian Borumha went into the house of Aedh Ua Conchobhair, and tendered his submission to him.
A victory was gained by Conchobhair Ua Maeleachlainn, lord of Meath,
p.879over Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, son of Mael-na-mbo, lord of the foreigners, wherein many were slain; and the Leinstermen were defeated on the same day at Dearmhach-Choluim-Chille, through the miracles of God and Colum-Cille.
Great fruit throughout Ireland in this year.
A great war between the Leinstermen and Meathmen, during which many of the Leinstermen were slain, together with Muircheartach, son of Dalbhach, son of Maelruanaidh.
The Age of Christ, 1060.
Maelchiarain Ua Robhachain, airchinneach of Sord-Choluim-Chille;
and Ailill Ua Maelchiarain, airchinneach of Eaglais-Beg at Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Ceanannus was all burned, both houses and churches.
Leithghlinn was all burned, except the oratory.
The Eli and Ui-Forgga came upon a predatory excursion to Cluain-mic-Nois; and they took prisoners from Cros-na-screaptra, and killed two persons, i.e. a student and a layman. God and Ciaran incited the Dealbhna, with their lord, i.e. Aedh Ua Ruairc, to go in pursuit of them; and they defeated and slaughtered them, killing, among others, the Tanist of Ui-Forgga, who had slain the student. The Dealbhna arrived at rising-time on the following morning, bringing the prisoners to the place whence they had been taken.
Murchadh, son of Diarmaid, went to Manann, and carried tribute from thence, and defeated the son of Raghnall.
Flaithbheartach Ua Ceallaigh, lord of Breagha, died on his pilgrimage.
Annadh Ua Lochlainn, lord of Corcumdhruadh, died.
The Age of Christ, 1061.
Muireadhach Ua Maelcoluim, airchinneach of Doire;
Maelcoluim Ua Loingsigh, a learned man and priest of Cluain-mic-Nois;
Ciaran, lector of Ceanannus, a distinguished sage;
p.881chief anmchara of Ireland, anchorite, and successor of Finnen; and
Maelbrighde Mac-an-Ghobhann, died of the plague.
Ogan Ua Cormacain, airchinneach of Inis-Cumscraigh;
and Conaing, fossairchinneach of Ard-Macha, died.
Domhnall Ua Maeldoraidh was slain by Ruaidhri Ua Canannain in a battle.
Cu-Uladh, son of Conghalach, lord of Uachtar-thire, died after a good life.
Niall, son of Maelseachlainn, lord of Oileach, died.
An army was led by Aedh an Gha-bhearnaigh Ua Conchobhair to Ceann-coradh Kincora; and he demolished the fortress, and destroyed the enclosing wall of the well, and eat its two salmons, and also burned Cill-Dalua.
The Muintir-Murchadha invaded Loch Oirbsean, and deposed Aedh Ua Conchobhair.
The victory of Gleann-Phadraig was gained by Aedh Ua Conchobhair over the people of West Connaught, where many were slain, together with Ruaidhri. O'Flaithbheartaigh, lord of West Connaught, was beheaded, and his head was carried to Cruachain in Connaught, after the son of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri, had been defeated.
Gleann-da-locha was burned, with its churches.
Flann Ua Ceallaigh, heir to the lordships of Breagha, was slain by the Saithni.
Gairbhith Ua Cathasaigh, lord of Breagha, died.
The son of Mac Dunghail, lord of Ui-Briuin-Chualann, died.
The son of Mael-na-mbo, lord of Leinster and of the foreigners, proceeded into Munster about Allhallowtide, and made a bloody slaughter of the Munstermen at Cnamh-choill, and burned the plain of Munster, both houses and corn.
The Age of Christ, 1062.
Gillachrist Ua Maeldoraidh, successor of Colum-Cille both in Ireland and Alba;
Maelruanaidh Ua Daighre, chief anmchara of the north of Ireland;
and Murchadh Ua Laidhgnen, airchinneach of Fearna,
A battle was gained by Aedh an Gha-bhearnaigh Ua Conchobhair over the son of Ruaidhri, wherein eighty of the Clann-Choscraigh were slain.
Tadhg, son of Aedh Ua Conchobhair, was slain by the son of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri, and the people of West Connaught.
A plundering excursion was made by Ardghar Mac Lochlainn into the province of Connaught, whence he carried off six thousand cows and one thousand prisoners.
Donncuan was slain by Gillachiarain Ua Machainen, lord of Mughdhorna.
Ruaidhri, son of Cucairrge, Tanist of Fearnmhagh, was slain by the son of Niall Ua Ruairc.
Diarmaid, son of Murchadh, with the Leinstermen, proceeded into Munster, and burned Luimneach and Dun-na-Trapcharla; of which was said:
- The Leinstermen came to Luimneach,
The good men of Druim-dairbhreach;
The stately host left Luimneach
One heap of sand-like coal.
Niall, son of Eochaidh, King of Ulidia, and his son, Eochaidh, son of Neill, son of Eochaidh, royal heir of the province, died on Thursday, the Ides of September.