The Age of Christ, 1073.
Maelmordha, Abbot of Imleach-Ibhair;
Cormaic Ua Maelduin, chief lector and most learned senior of Ireland;
and Gillacaissi Osraigheach, successor of Fidh-duin, died.
Conchobhar Ua Maelseachlainn, King of Meath, was killed, in violation of the Bachall-Isa, through treachery and guile, by the son of his brother, Murchadh, son of Flann; and Meath was afterwards desolated between Maelseachlainn, son of Conchobhar, and this Murchadh, son of Flann.
Cluain-Iraird and Ceanannus, with their churches, were all burned in one month.
The head of Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn was forcibly carried off by Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, on the night of Good Friday; but it was brought back from the South again, with two rings of gold along with it, through the miracles of God and Ciaran. A great disease
p.907seized the king, Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, which caused his hair and beard to fall off, through the miracles of God and Ciaran, for when the head of Conchobhar was brought in his presence, a mouse issued from it, and went under Toirdhealbhach's garment, which was the cause of his disease.
Bebhinn, daughter of Brian, died on her pilgrimage at Ard-Macha.
Domhnall, son of Ualgharg, chief of Ui-Duibhinnreacht; and Cuchaille Ua Finn, lord of Feara-Rois, died.
An army was led by Toirdhealbhach into Leath-Chuinn; and he took countless preys from the Gaileanga, and slew Maelmordha Ua Cathasaigh, lord of Breagha.
The Age of Christ, 1074.
Dunan, Archbishop of Ath-cliath;
Diarmaid, son of Maelbrenainn, successor of Brenainn;
Maelmordha, successor of Ailbhe;
Cobhthach, Abbot of Disert-Diarmada;
Cucairrge Ua Ceallaigh, successor of Mura, died.
Ard-Macha was burned on the Tuesday after May-day, with all its churches and bells, both Rath and Trian.
Cumascach Ua hEradhain, head of the poor of Ireland, died after good penance and repentance.
Raghnall Ua Madadhain, Tanist of Aileach, died.
Donnchadh Ua Ceallaigh, lord of Ui-Maine, was killed by his brother, Tadhg, grandson of Conchobhar Ua Ceallaigh, on the island of Loch-Caelain.
Aedh Meranach, King of Ulidia, was drowned at Luimneach, or in Loch-Eathach.
The Age of Christ, 1075.
Cumasgach Ua Erodhan, Abbot of Ard-Macha, died.
Donnchadh Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill, was killed.
Amhalghaidh, son of Cathal, lord of West Connaught, died.
Lughmhadh, with its church, was burned.
Cluain-Iraird, with its oratory, was burned.
Domhnall, son of Murchadh, King of Ath-cliath, died of three nights' disease.
Cinaeth Ua Conbeathadh, chief of Cinel-Binnigh, died.
Domhnall Ua Caindhealbhain was slain by the Airghialla.
The two sons of Augaire Ua Lorcain, namely, Donnchadh and Gillacaeimhghin, were killed by the grandson of Gillachomhghaill
p.909Ua Tuathal, in contesting the chieftainship of Ui-Murchadha for their father.
A hosting of the Meathmen, Connaughtmen, the foreigners, the Leinstermen, the Osraighi, and the Munstermen, was made by Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain; and they marched to Ath-Fhirdia, to demand hostages from the Oirghialla and the Ulidians. The chiefs of the province came to oppose them, and when they were face to face, a battle was fought at Ard-Monann between the Airghialla and Muircheartach Ua Briain, i.e. the royal heir of Munster, where Muircheartach and his forces were defeated, and a bloody slaughter made of his people; and his chiefs returned to their houses without hostage or pledge on that occasion.
Ath-cliath was taken by Muircheartach Ua Briain.
The Age of Christ, 1076.
Cele, son of Donnagan, chief senior of the Gaeidhil, and bishop of Leinster, died at Gleann-da-locha, after a good life.
Murchadh, son of Flann Ua Maeleachlainn, at the expiration of three days and three nights after his having assumed the supremacy of Teamhair, was treacherously killed in the Cloictheach of Ceanannus, by the lord of Gaileanga, i.e. Amhlaeibh, the grandson of Maelan; and the latter was himself immediately slain in revenge, through the miracles of God and Colum-Cille, by Maelseachlainn, son of Conchobhar.
Gairbheith Ua hInnreachtaigh, lord of Ui-Meith, was slain by the men of Meath.
Gillachrist Ua Duibhdara, lord of Feara-Manach, was slain by the Feara-Manach themselves, on the island of Daimhinis.
Domhnall Ua Crichain,chief of Ui-Fiachrach Arda-sratha, was slain, with a slaughter about him, by the Ui-Tuirtri and the Cinel-Binnigh of the valley.
An army was led by Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain into Connaught; and Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair, King of Connaught, came into his house.
The battle of Belaith was gained by Aedh Ua Maelseachlainn and the men of Magh-Itha over the Cianachta, of
p.911whom a slaughter was therein made.
There was scarcity of provisions in this year.
An army was led by the clergy of Leath-Mhogha, with the son of Maeldalua, to Cluain-Dolcain, to expel Ua Ronain from Cluain-Dolcain, after he had assumed the abbacy, in violation of the right of the son of Maeldalua. It was on this occasion that a church, with its land, at Cluain-Dolcain, was given to Culdees for ever, together with twelve score cows, which were given as mulct to the son of Maeldalua.
A slaughter was made of the people of the son of Gillachomhghaill by Ua Lorcain; and he carried three score and three heads to the hill south of Disert-Diarmada.
Gillachrist, son of Cathalan, chief of Ui-nOcra, was slain by the son of Mac Tuathail.
The Age of Christ, 1077.
Muireadhach Ua Nuadhat, learned senior of Dearmhach;
Maelmartan Macua Cearta, learned senior of Cluain-mic-Nois;
Loingseach Ua Conaire, learned senior of Munster, died.
Feardachrich Ua Coibhdheanaigh, a learned man and a priest, died.
Colcu Ua hErodhan, head of the poor of Ard-Macha;
Ailbhe, wife of the lord of the Airtheara Oriors, and successor of Moninne, died.
Ua Loingsigh, lord of Dal-Araidhe, was slain by the Dal-Araidhe themselves.
Gillaphadraig Ua Ciardha, lord of Cairbre, died.
Ua Celechain, Tanist of the Airtheara; and Ruarc Ua Cathasaigh, were slain.
Murchadh, son of Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn, royal heir of Meath, was slain by the men of Teathbha and Catharnach Sinnach, through envy and
An army was led by Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain into Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, and he fettered the son of Domhnall Reamhar, lord of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh.
Gormlaith, daughter of Ua Fogarta, wife of Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, died; and she had distributed much wealth among cells and churches, and the poor of the Lord, for the welfare of her soul.
There was great scarcity in this year also, and persecution of churches.
Cluain-mic-Nois was all burned, except the churches.
Gleann-Uisean, with its yews, was burned.
The Age of Christ, 1078.
Cormac Ua Beain, successor of Cronan of Tuaim-Greine, died;
and Coibhdheanach, i.e. the Ulidian, anmchara of Imleach-Ibhair, died. He was head of the piety of Ireland.
Conchobhar Ua Briain, lord of Cinel-Eoghain and Tealach-Og, was slain by the Cinel-mBinnigh of the valley.
Leathlobhar Ua Laidhgnen, lord of Airghialla, was slain by Ruaidhri Ua Ruadhacain.
Cathal, son of Domhnall, lord of Cinel-Enda, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain of the island.
Domhnall, son of Mac Tighearnain, lord of Conmhaicne, died.
A victory was gained over the Ui-Creamhthainn, by the men of Fearnmhagh, at Sliabh Fuaid, where Goll Claraigh and others along with him, were slain.
A slaughter was made of the Conailli by the Ui-Meith, in which the son of Ua Treodain, lord of Conaille, was slain.
Lorcan Ua Briain, died.
Conchobhar Ua Donnchadha, royal heir of Caiseal, died.
Ceannfaeladh Ua Dunghalaigh, lord of Muscraighe-thire, the glory and ornament of Munster, died.
Ceinneidigh Ua Briain assumed the lordship of Gaileanga.
The Age of Christ, 1079.
Maelchiarain Mac Cuinn na mBocht, successor of Ciaran, died. He was the glory and veneration of Cluain mic-Nois in his time.
Ceallach Reamhar, successor of Brenainn of Birra, and of Ciaran of Saighir;
Mac Gilladhidhe Ua Lorcain, lord of Fearnmhagh, died.
Ceallach Ua Ruanadha, chief poet of Ireland in his time, died.
Cumidhe, son of Lorcan, lord of Fearnmhagh, died.
The men of Teathbha and Cairbre set out upon
p.915plundering excursions into Ui-Failghe, and took many cows; but the Ui-Failghe came up with them at Cluain-fearta-Molua, where a slaughter was made of the men of Teathbha and Cairbre, with their king, i.e. Mac Congeimhle.
The fair of Carman was celebrated by Conchobhar Ua Conchobhair Failghe.
Aedh Ua Flaithbheartaigh, lord of West Connaught, was slain by Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair.
Gillaceannlas, son of Iarnan, one of the Conmhaicni, was slain, and he was buried at Cluain-mic-Nois.
A great army was led by Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, and he expelled Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair from the kingdom of Connaught.
Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain went upon Loch-Beannchair and Innsi-Modh, and plundered the Cruach.
The Age of Christ, 1080.
Muireadhach Ua Mughroin, lector of Cluain-mic-Nois, died.
Donn Ua Leathlobair, lord of Fearnmhagh, was killed by the Ui-Laithen at Sliabh Fuaid.
Dearbhforghaill, daughter of the son of Brian, and wife of Diarmaid, son of Mael-na-mbo, died.
Eochaidh Ua Merligh, lord of Fearnmhagh, died.
Donnsleibhe Ua h-Eochadha went into Munster, with the chiefs of Ulidia along with him, to serve for wages.
The battle of Ath-Erghail, by the site of Clochar, was gained over the Feara-Manach, by Domhnall Ua Lochlainn and the men of Magh-Itha, where fell the plunderers of Ard-Macha, namely, Sitric Ua Caemhain, and the son of Niall Ua Searraigh, and many other persons. To predict this battle was said:
- Ath-Ergail, people shall hereafter be there dispersed;
Numbers shall be without affection, by the conflict of Ath-Erghail.
Maelseachlainn, son of Conchobhar, came into Teathbha, where he made a great prey (called the Prey of Cuasan), both of cows and prisoners, which he carried off; and persons were killed through the miracles of Saint Ciaran, for the men of Teathbha had plundered Cluain-mic-Nois, with its oratory, that
Numbers of the men of Teathbha, of Muintir-Gearadhain, and of the Cairbre-men, came upon a plundering excursion into Ui-Failghe; and they arrived at the Termon of Cill-achaidh. The Ui-Failghe overtook them, and slew Gillamuire Ua Ciardha, lord of Cairbre, and Aedh, grandson of Dubhghall Mac Fhinnbhairr, chief of Muintir-Geradhain, and others of the nobility besides them.
Eochaidh Ua Loingsigh, lord of Uaithne-thire, died.
An army was led by Toirdhealbhach Ua Brien to Ath-cliath; and the men of Maelseachlainn came into his house with the staff of Jesus, and with the successor of Patrick, and the clergy of Munster.
The Age of Christ, 1081.
The son of Mac Condabhain, a noble priest of Ard-Macha;
Fothadh Ua h-Aille, chief anmchara of Cluain-mic-Nois and Leath-Chuinn;
Flann Ua Lorcain, noble priest of Lughmhadh;
Ua Robhartaigh, airchinneach of Lughmhadh;
Ceileachair Ua Ceinneidigh, successor of Colum, son of Crimhthann;
Coinneagan Ua Flainn, successor of Brenainn of Cluain-fearta;
and Ua Bruic, successor of Seanan of Inis-Cathaigh, died.
Corcach-mor in Munster was burned, both houses and churches.
Cill-Dalua was burned.
Mac Angheirrce, lord of Conaille, was slain by the men of Fearnmhagh.
Magrath Ua h-Ogain, lord of Cinel-Feargusa, was slain.
Maelmithidh Ua Maelruanaidh, lord of Ui-Tuirtre, was slain by the Cinel-Binnigh of the valley.
Gillasiadnata, son of Amhalghaidh, son of Flann, lord of Calraighe, was slain by Maelseachnaill, through the miracles of Ciaran, for he had plundered the oratory of Cluain-mic-Nois in that year.
Ara was plundered by the foreigners.
The son of Amhalghaidh, son of Flann, lord of Calraighe, was slain by Maelseachlainn, son of Conchobhar.
Cucatha Ua Colmain died.
The Age of Christ, 1082.
Cinaedh Ua Ruaidhin, Tanist-abbot of Cluain-mic-Nois, a senior and head of counsel;
Conchobhar Ua Uathghaile, lector of Gleann-Uissean;
Dunchadh Ua Cetfadha, two learned seniors of the west of Leinster, died.
Gillachrist Ua Maelfabhaill, lord of Carraig-Brachaidhe;
Finnchadh Mac Amhalghadha, chief of Clann-Breasail;
Flaithbheartach Ua Maelduin, lord of Lurg;
Uidhrin Ua Maelmuire, chief of Cinel-Fearadhaigh, died.
Domhnall, son of Tadhg Ua Conchobhair, royal heir of Connaught, was slain by his father's brother, Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Conchobhair, without any reason known to men, except envy and malice.
Cathal Ua Conchobhair was killed by Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair in a battle, and a great number along with him.
A great number of the people of West Meath, Dealbhna, and Cuircne, was slain on Loch-Ribh by Domhnall, son of Flann Ua Maeleachlainn; and the battle in which they were defeated was called the "Breach of the Boats."
The cemetery of the Nuns of Cluain-mic-Nois was burned, with its stone church, and with the eastern third of all the establishment.
Domhnall, son of Conchobhar Ua Briain, was killed.