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Annals of the Four Masters (Author: Unknown)

Annal M1133


The Age of Christ, 1133.


Muireadhach Ua Duibhinnsi, airchinneach of Lughmhadh;


Conaing, son of Dubhdaleithi, fosairchinneach of Ard-Macha;


Maelbrighde Ua hAinnin, noble martyr of Ireland, and pious paragon of the mildness and charity of the western world, died.


Ros-Cre and Lughmhadh were burned.


Muircheartach, successor of Patrick, made a visitation of Tir-Eoghain; and he received his tribute of cows and horses, and imparted his blessing.


Conchobhar, son of Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, royal heir of Teamhair, was slain by Donnchadh Mac Gillamocholmog, royal heir of Leinster; and Donnchadh himself was killed by the men of Meath, i.e. by the people of Aedh Ua hAedha, at the end of a month, in revenge of Conchobhar.


Lusca, with its church full of people and relics, was burned upon the Fine Gall by the same party, in revenge of the son of Murchadh, i.e. Conchobhar.


A great depredation was committed by Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, in revenge of his son; and he plundered Fine-Gall and the east of Leinster.


An army was led by Cormac Mac Carthaigh and Conchobhar Ua Briain into Connaught; and they killed Cathal, son of Cathal Ua Conchobhair, royal heir of Connaught, and Gilla-na-naemh Ua Floinn, chief of Sil-Maeileruain; and they demolished Dun-Mughdhorn and Dun-mor, and plundered a great part of the country: they afterwards returned without hostages.


A depredation was committed by Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill and the men of Fearnmhagh in Fine Gall, but the foreigners came up with them at Finnabhair-na-ninghean; and they made battle, in which Raghnall, son of Pol, and a great party of the foreigners about him, were slain. The men of Fearnmhagh, however, encountered great danger.


A depredation was committed by Tighearnan Ua Ruairc, lord of Breifne, upon the Ui-Fiachrach of the North.


A battle was gained by the men of Teathbha over the Sil-Muireadhaigh, wherein fell Amhlaeibh, grandson of Aireachtach Ua Roduibh,


chief of Clann-Tomaltaigh, and Mac-an-leastair Ua hAinlighe, chief of Cinel-Dobhtha, was taken prisoner, and many slain.


The bridge of Ath-Luain and its castle were destroyed by Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn and Tighearnan Ua Ruairc.


A conference was held by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair and Conchobhar Ua Briain, with the chiefs of the clergy of Connaught and Munster, at Abhall-Chethearnaigh, and a year's peace was made between them.


Maelseachlainn, grandson of Diarmaid, son of Maelnambo, and Eochaidh Ua Nuallain, lord of Fotharta, fell in a conflict by Ugaire Ua Tuathail and the Ui-Muireadhaigh, and a great slaughter along with them.


The two sons of Cuchonnacht Ua Conchobhair were drowned in Loch Ribh.


Gilla-na-naemh Ua Birn, who was the royal lawgiver of Ireland, died, and was interred at Ros-Commain.


A great murrain of cows in Ireland, which was called Maelgarbh, the likeness of which was not seen since the great cow mortality which happened in the time of Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, and it left but a small remnant of the cattle of Ireland; of which was said:

    1. Three and thirty, do not conceal,
      A hundred over a thousand years,
      From the birth of Christ at sweet Bethlehem,
      To this cow-mortality in Ireland.


Flaithbheartach Ua Flaithbheartaigh was killed by the son of Lochlainn Ua Lochlainn, in revenge of his father.


The great army of all Leath-Mhogha was led by Cormac Mac Carthaigh and Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn into Connaught, and they slew the grandson of Cathal Ua Conchobhair, and Gilla-na-naemh Ua Floinn, chief of Sil-Maelruanaidh; and they burned Dun-Mughdhorn and Dun-mor, and returned without peace or hostages.


Annal M1134


The Age of Christ, 1134.


Ceileachair, son of Cormac Ua Cuinn na mBocht, learned senior, head of the counsel, and fountain of the wisdom and history, and head of the hospitality and keeping of the rule of Cluain-mic-Nois, died in Imdhaidh-Chiarain, after the victory of penance, on the Nones of September. It was for him the son of Macamh Ua Cicharain, of Eadargabhail, composed this quatrain:

    1. Happy for thee in thy life,
      O Mac Cuinn, O Celeachair!
      Thou art now, O Celechair of Cluain,
      In a bright life of bright victory.


Maelciarain, a son of the same Cormac, a noble priest, prop of piety and wisdom, noble head of Cluain-mic-Nois, died on Michaelmas Night, and it was in Imdhaigh Chiarain he died.


Fogartach Ua Riagain, airchinneach of Ros-Cre,


and Gillabhrenainn Ua hAnradhain, successor of Brenainn of Cluain-fearta, died.


Imhar Ua hAedhagain, by whom the church of Paul and Peter at Ard-Macha was erected, died at Rome on his pilgrimage.


Bebhinn, daughter of Mac Conchaille, female airchinneach of Doire Choluim-Chille, died on the 23rd of December.


Maelmaedhog Ua Morgair made a visitation of Munster, and obtained his tribute.


Archu Ua Flaithbheartaigh, royal heir of Oileach, fell by the Cinel-Conaill in the heat of a conflict.


Donnchadh, grandson of Murchadh Ua Briain, with his son, was killed by the people of Desmond.


Donnchadh, i.e. son of Cuaifne Ua Conchobhair, lord of Ui-Failghe, and Maelseachlainn, his father's son, fought a battle, in which they mutually fell by each other.


An army was led by the son of Mac Murchadha and the Leinstermen into Osraighe, and the Osraighi resisted and slaughtered them, and slew Ugaire Ua Tuathail, royal heir of Leinster, with many others.


A slaughter was made of the Osraighi, and of the foreigners of Port-Lairge, by the son of Mac Murchadha, in revenge of the slaughter aforesaid.


A church which was erected by Cormac, grandson of Carthach, King of Caiseal, was consecrated by a synod of the clergy,


assembled in one place.


Muircheartach, son of Domhnall, son of Amhalghaidh, successor of Patrick, died, after the victory of martyrdom and penance, on the 17th of September.


Niall, son of Aedh, was installed in the successorship of Patrick.


A change of abbots at Ard-Macha, i.e. Maelmaedhog Ua Morgair in the place of Niall.


Maelmaedhog afterwards made his visitation of Munster, and obtained his tribute.


Aedh, grandson of Lochlainn Mac Cochlain, lord of Dealbhna-Eathra, died.


Murchadh Ua hEaghra, and his wife, the daughter of Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, were killed by Taichleach Ua hEaghra.

Annal M1135


The Age of Christ, 1135.


Cinaeth Ua Baeighill, a noble bishop, i.e. Bishop of Clochar, and chief senior of the north of Ireland;


Bishop Ua Cattan, Archbishop of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh;


and Maelisa Ua Finnachta, comharba of Ros-Commain, died.


Gillacommain Ua Conghalaigh, lector of Ros-Commain, was killed by the Conmhaicni.


Domhnall, son of Muircheartach Ua Briain, who had been lord of the foreigners, and previously of Leinster, died in clerical habit, at Lis-mor, at an advanced age.


Fiachra Mac Etnen, learned senior of Cluain-Iraird, and of all the men of Meath, died.


Flann Ua Sinaigh, keeper of the Bachall-Isa, died after good penance.


Maelisa Ua hAinmire, i.e. Bishop of Port-Lairge, and chief senior of the Irish, died at Lis-mor-Mochuda, after the eighty-eighth year of his age.


Eachmarcach Ua hAinmire, learned senior of the Irish, fountain of wisdom and charity, died at Lis-mor.


Maelmaedhog Ua Morgair, successor of Patrick, purchased the Bachall-Isa, and took it from its cave on the seventh day of the month of July.


Doire-Choluim-Chille, with its churches, was burned on the 30th of March.


Ruaidhri Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill, warlike and defensive pillar of charity and humanity, was slain by the


men of Magh-Itha, namely, by Maelruanaidh Ua Caireallain and the Clann-Diarmada, after which a great slaughter was made of the Cinel-Eoghain by the Cinel-Conaill.


Cathal, son of Tadhg Ua Conchobhair, Tanist of Connaught, was killed by the men of Teathbha, and many others along with him.


Cluain-Iraird, Ceanannus, Rath-Luraigh, and many other churches, were burned.


Many of the men of Desmond fell by those of Thomond, at the causeway of Cluain-caein-Modimog. Of these was Finguine Ua Caeimh, lord of Gleannamnach, and Mathghamhain Ua Donnchadha, lord of Cinel-Laeghaire; Maelgorm Ua Rinn, and the son of Lochlainn Ua Cinaedha, of the Ui-Maccaille, and many others.


Aedh Ua Conchobhair, lord of Corca-Modhruadh, and Cumara, son of Cumara, son of Domhnaill, lord of Ui-Caisin, fell of the Thomond men in the heat of the conflict.


Magh nAei, Magh Luirg, and Corann, were burned by the Conmhaicni.


Ros-Commain was plundered and burned, both houses and churches, by the same party, at the end of a month afterwards.


Ua Madadhain, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, and of Ui-Maine for a time, was treacherously killed by Gillacaeimhghin Ua Ceinneidigh, and the choice part of his people along with him.


Amhlaeibh, son of Domhnall Finn Ua Dubhda, lord of Ui-Amhalghadha, was slain by the Ui-Fiachrach of the north.


The fleet of Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn on the Sinainn and on Loch Ribh; the Sil-Muireadhaigh, with their king, i.e. Conchobhar, son of Toirdhealbhach, and the Ui-Maine, with their lord, i.e. Tadhg Ua Ceallaigh, came, and both left hostages with Murchadh.


Lightning struck off the head of the Cloictheach of Cluain-mic-Nois, and pierced the cloictheach of Ros-Cre.


The men of Fearnmhagh turned against the Meath men, and made peace with the men of Breifne.


Stephen assumed the kingdom of England on the 2nd of December.


Annal M1136


The Age of Christ, 1136.


Aedh Ua Finn, Bishop of Breifne, died at Inis-Clothrann.


Domhnall Ua Dubhthaigh, Archbishop of Connaught, and successor of Ciaran, head of the wisdom and hospitality of the province, died after mass and celebration at Cluain-fearta-Brenainn.


Robhartach Ua Ceallaigh, airchinneach of Fathain-mor, died after good penance.


Gillachrist Ua hEchain, successor of Finnen,


and Saerbhreathach Ua Ceallaigh, successor of Ua Suanaigh, died.


Mac Ciarain, airchinneach of Sord, fell by the men of Fearnmhagh.


Maelmaire Mac Colmain, airchinneach of Doire-Lurain;


Maelisa Mac Maelcoluim, chief keeper of the calendar of Ard-Macha, its chief antiquary and librarian, died, after good penance, on the night of Good Friday.


Conchobhar, son of Domhnall Ua Lochlainn, who was first lord of Aileach, and king of all the north, both Cinel-Conaill and Cinel-Eoghain, Ulidians and Airghialla, and also royal heir of Ireland, was killed by the men of Magh-Itha, by treachery.


Echri Ua hAitteidh, lord of Ui-Eathach, was killed by the Ui-Eathach themselves.


Aedh, son of Domhnall Ua Conchobhair, royal heir of Connaught, was killed by the people of the Tuathas, after they had treacherously invited him to inaugurate him as king, and some of his servants of trust were killed along with him.


The son of Domhnall Ua Dubhda, lord of Ui-Amhalghadha, was killed.


Donnchadh, son of Maeleachlainn Ua Faelain, fell by Cormac Mac Carthaigh, by treachery.


Aedh, son of Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair was blinded by Toirdhealbhach himself.


Domhnall Ua Caindealbhain,


lord of Cinel-Laeghaire, was killed by Tighearnan Ua Ruairc and the Ui-Briuin, and many of the men of Breifne were slain by the men of Meath.


A breach of the peace between the men of Meath and Breifne. A predatory incursion was made by the people of East Meath into Ui-Briuin, and they carried off countless cows. Another predatory incursion was made by the same party into Fearnmhagh.


Loch Cairgin was plundered by the men of Teathbha, and they burned the castle, and slaughtered its people.


Another predatory excursion was made by the same party, and they plundered Muintir-Fidhnigh.


A predatory excursion was made by Domhnall, son of Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, over Ui-Dunchadha and it was by this predatory excursion that Gillaseachnaill, son of Gillaseachnaill, was slain.


Gillamura Ua hOgain was slain by the son of Niall, grandson of Lochlainn.


The visitation of Munster was made by Maelmaedhog Ua Morgair, successor of Patrick.


A change of abbots at Ard-Macha, i.e. Niall, son of Aedh, in place of Maelmaedhog.


Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair and Uada Ua Concheanainn were taken prisoners by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, they being under the protection of the successor of Iarlath and Ua Dubhthaigh, and of the Bachall Buidhe i.e. the yellow staff or crozier, and Ua Domhnallian.


Neidhe Ua Maelchonaire, the historian, died.


Maelmaedhog Ua Morgair resigned the successorship of Patrick for the sake of God.

Annal M1137


The Age of Christ, 1137.


Domhnall Ua Conaing Archbishop of Leath-Mogha, prop of the piety, prayer, wisdom, and bestowal of food and jewels upon the feeble and the mighty.


The Bishop Ua Baeighill; the Bishop Ua Maelfoghmhair died. Bishop Ua Cleirigh of Connaught; and the blind Ua Cadhla, a learned sage, died.


Macraith Ua Forreith, a learned historian aand an anmchara of meekness and mildness;


Aedh Ua Finn, chief lector of the men of Breifne, died.


Mac Gillafhinain Ua Gibhleachain, successor of Feehin of Fobhar, died.


A change


of abbots at Ard-Macha, i.e. the airchinneach of Doire Choluim Chille in place of Niall, son of Aedh.


Cluain-uamha and Ard-achadh of Bishop Mel were burned, both houses and churches.


A great wind-storm throughout Ireland, which prostrated many trees, houses, churches, and other buildings, and swept men and cattle into the sea, in Magh-Conaille.


Domhnall, son of Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, royal heir of Ireland and of Teamhair for a time, the only Guaire Aidhne of Ireland in his time for his hospitality, was killed by the Saithni and the people of East Meath, with a slaughter of his people about him, for he had made war against his father and them.


Uada Ua Conceanainn was blinded by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair for his evil deeds.


Mor, daughter of Muircheartach Ua Briain, the wife of Ua Maeleachlainn, died at Dearmhach Choluim-Chille, after penance.


The siege of Waterford by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, King of Leinster, and Conchobhar Ua Briain, King of Dal-gCais, and the foreigners of Ath-cliath and Loch-Carman, who had two hundred ships on the sea. They carried off with them the hostages of Donnchadh Mac Carthaigh, of the Deisi, and of the foreigners of Port-Lairge.


Conchobhar Ua Briain, lord of Thomond and Ormond, went into the house of Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, King of Leinster, and left hostages there for defending Desmond for him.


A predatory excursion was made by Cormac, grandson of Carthach, upon Ceinneidigh Ua Briain and the foreigners of Luimneach.


A fleet was conveyed by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair upon the Sinainn and Loch Ribh. This was, indeed, a brave expedition for him against the fleet of the men of Breifne, under Tighearnan Ua Ruairc, and against the fleet of the men of Meath, under Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, King of Teamhair, where there were two hundred vessels; and Toirdhealbhach had but twenty ships.


Benmidhe, daughter of Conchobhar Ua Maeleachlainn, died at Cluain-Eraird, after a long and well-spent life.


A breach of the peace between the men of Meath and the men of Breifne.


Ard-Macha, Tuaim-da-ghualann, Conga, and Tearmann Ceallainne, were burned.


Magh-nEo and Buidheamhnach were burned.


All the province of Connaught was laid waste, from Drobhaeis to the Sinainn and to Echtghe, and the people themselves were driven into West Connaught.


Annal M1138


The Age of Christ, 1138.


Gillachrist Ua Morgair, Bishop of Clochar, a paragon in wisdom and piety; a brilliant lamp that enlightened the laity and clergy by preaching and good deeds; a faithful and diligent servant of the Church in general, died, and was interred in the church of Peter and Paul at Ard-Macha.


Maelpadraig Ua Drugain, paragon of the wisdom of the Irish, chief lector of Ard-Macha; head of council of the west of Europe in piety and devotion, died on his pilgrimage at the Island of Loch Cre, on the second of January.


Cill-dara, Lis-mor, Tigh-Moling, and Sord, were burned.


The visitation of Munster the first time by the son of the poet, and he obtained his tribute.


Cormac, son of Muireadhach, son of Carthach, King of Desmond, and Bishop of the kings of Ireland for bestowal of jewels and wealth upon the clergy and the churches, an improver of territories and churches, was killed in his own house by treachery, by Toirdhealbhach, son of Diarmaid Ua Briain, and by the two sons of O'Conchobhar Ciarraighe.


Raghnall, son of Imhar Ua Cathain, lord of the Craebh, Cianachta, and Fir-Li, fell through treachery and guile, by the Ui-Eoghain of the Valley.


Maelruanaidh Ua Caireallain, lamp of the north of Ireland for personal form, wisdom, and chivalry, was slain by the Cinel-Moain.


Domhnall Ua Ciardha, lord of Cairbre, was killed by Tighernan Ua Ruairc.


Mathghamhain Ua Conchobhair, lord of Ciarraighe-Luachra, died.


Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, with the Connaughtmen, Tighernan Ua Ruairc, with the men of Breifne, and Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, with the Airghialla, mustered their forces to contest unjustly his own lands


with Ua Maeleachlainn. On the other side Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, with the men of Meath, and the foreigners, and Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, with the Leinster-men, came to oppose them, and both armies arrived at Craebh-Maighe Lorgaigh. The two camps were so near each other that there was only a pass through a small wood between them. They remained for the space of one week in this manner face to face, but at length God separated them without coming to battle, without one giving hostages to the other. The men of Meath afterwards destroyed the corn crops of the Ui-Briuin, and of the men of Fearnmhagh, so that an insufferable famine prevailed amongst them the year following. After this the Meath-men, Leinster-men, and the foreigners, proceeded to Inis-Mochta to plunder it, and a countless number of them went on rafts, and by swimming, on the lake, to reach the island; and a party of them did reach the island. The people of the island afterwards came to them in vessels, and numbers of them the aggressors were drowned and slain by them; and the party who were on the island fled from thence, not having been able to burn the island, through the miracles of God and the patron saint. On this occasion Cubruinne Ua Longairg, the son of Tadhg, the son of Mac Ualghairc, and the son of Mac Turgaill, were slain.

Annal M1139


The Age of Christ, 1139.


Cathal Mac Maelfhinn, successor of Tighearnach of Cluain-Eois, fountain of the prosperity and affluence of the north of Ireland, bestower of food upon the laity and the clergy;


Cuchonnacht Ua Dalaigh, chief ollamh in poetry, died at Cluain-Iraird. He was of Leacain, in Meath.


An army was led by the Ulidians to Tulach-Og, and they burned the plain with its churches.


Mathghamhain Ua Dubhda, chief of Clann-Laithbheartaigh, with the chief men of his territory along with him, was slain by Muircheartach, son of Niall, in revenge of Conchobhar Ua Lochlainn.


Donnchadh Ua Maelmhuaidh, lord of Feara-Ceall and Cinel-Fhiachach, was killed in his fetters by Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn.


Muircheartach Ua Maelmhuaidh, the other lord of Feara-Ceall, was burned by the Feara-Ceall, i.e. by the Ui-Luainimh, in the church of Raithin.


Ua Cadhla, i.e. Aedh, lord of


Conmhaicne-mara, was killed by Donnchadh, son of Tadhg, one of his own people.


Donnchadh, son of Tadhg Ua Maelruanaidh, was blinded by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair.


Fearghal, son of Raghnall, son of Muireadhach, chief of Muintir-Eolais, was killed by Tighearnan Ua Ruairc, while under the protection of the Ul-Briuin and the men of Breifne, both laity and clergy, relics and shrines.


The Clann-Carthaigh were expelled from Munster by the race of Brian.


A year's peace was made between the men of Munster and the Leinstermen, by the successor of Patrick, and the staff of Jesus.


Maelbrighde Ua Brolchain, Bishop of Ard-Macha, head of the piety of the north of Ireland, a paragon of wisdom, meekness, and mildness, after good penance, on the 29th of January.


Niall, son of Aedh, son of Maelisa, successor of Patrick for a time, died after intense penance.

Annal M1140


The Age of Christ, 1140.


Eochaidh Ua Ceallaigh, chief head of the men of Meath, the most distinguished bishop of all Ireland, died at an advanced age at Dearmhach Choluim Chille.


Domhnall Ua Sealbhaigh, airchinneach of Corcach, pillar of the glory and splendour of Munster, died.


The successor of Patrick made a visitation of Connaught for the first time, and obtained his full tribute, and their churches were adjusted to his jurisdiction by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair and the chieftains of Connaught, and the successor of Patrick and his clergy left a blessing on the king and the chieftains of Connaught.


A wicker bridge was made by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair across Ath-liag, and pitched his camp at Magh-Teathbha, to guard Conmhaicni. Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, with the forces of the men of Meath and Teathbha, and Tighearnan Ua Ruairc, with the forces of the men of Breifne, came to attack the camp of the Connaughtmen and the Conmhaicni. These left the camp to them; and the southern party burned it, and slew Raghnall, the grandson of


Dubhdara, chief of Muintir-Eolais, with many others.


A conference was held at Ath-Luain, by Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn and Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, and they took mutual oaths, and made mutual armistice, and parted in peace.


Another wicker bridge was made by Toirdhealbhach across Ath-Luain, and he devastated the west of Meath.


Cu-uladh Ua Caindealbhain, lord of Laeghaire, and Flaithbheartach Ua Cathasaigh, lord of the Saithni, and Domhnall, his brother, were taken prisoners by Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, for their own injustice.


Tighearnan Ua Ruairc was expelled from the chieftainship of the Ui-Briuin, by the Ui-Briuin themselves; but he assumed the headship of them again.


A predatory excursion was made by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, and he plundered Muintir-Mael-tSinna. The men of Teathbha made a fierce attack upon his forces, and made a slaughter of them, together with Muireadhach, the grandson of Muireadhach Ua Finnachtaigh, chief of Clann-Murchadha, and the grandson of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri.


A battle was gained by the foreigners of Ath-cliath, over the foreigners of Port-Lairge, in which the son of Mac Tormair was slain.

Annal M1141


The Age of Christ, 1141.


Domhnall Ua Coinfhiacla, lord of Teathbha, died at Cluain-Eraird, after penance.


Aedh Ua Longain, steward of Munster, died.


The successor of Ciaran was robbed by the Sil-Anmchadha and Conchobhar, the son of Mac Cochlain, at Cluain-finnlocha. The booty was immediately restored by Conchobhar, son of Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair.


Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, King of Leinster, acted treacherously towards the chieftains of Leinster, namely, towards Domhnall, lord of Ui-Faelain, and royal heir of Leinster, and towards Ua Tuathail, i.e. Murchadh, both of whom he killed; and also towards Muircheartach Mac Gillamocholmog, lord of Feara-Cualann, who was blinded by him. This deed caused great weakness in Leinster, for seventeen of the nobility of Leinster, and many others of inferior rank along with them, were killed or blinded by him at that time.


Donnchadh, son of Goll Gaibhle, i.e. Ua Conchobhair Failghe, was killed by the Ui-Failghe themselves, i.e. the Clann-Maelughra.


Domhnall Ua Loingsigh, lord of Dal-Araidhe, was slain by the Crotraighi.


Gilla-na-naemh Ua Fearghaile,


chief of Muintir-Anghaile, the most prosperous man in Ireland, died at an advanced age, and was interred in Inis-Clothrann.


An army was led by Conchobhar Ua Briain to Ath-cliath, and the foreigners submitted to him as their king. Some of his people died on their return from the East, after having eaten the green corn at a certain place in Laeighis.


A great army was led by the race of Briain, by Conchobhar Ua Conchobhair, by Toirdhealbhach, Tadhg, and Conchobhar, son of Domhnall, across the west of Connaught, from whence they carried off many thousand cows; and they also sacked, plundered, and demolished Dun-Gaillmhe on that occasion.


The same party made a predatory excursion into Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, until they reached Loch Garman.


A predatory excursion was made by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha into Laeighis; and the people of Laeighis defeated him, after he had carried off a great prey from them.


The Ulstermen of all Leinster returned to their own territories, i.e. into Ulster, and this was a sign of vengeance in Leinster.


A conference of peace was held at Uisneach between Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, King of Connaught, and Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, King of Teamhair. Ua Maeleachlainn gave his hostages to Toirdhealbhach, for Meath and Teathbha. The hostages of the men of Breifne were also carried off by Toirdhealbhach on that occasion.


Conchobhar, grandson of Donnchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, was killed in fetters by Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn. God performed a miracle upon Murchadh in revenge of it, i.e. Art, his son, died at the end of a fortnight afterwards. This Art was heir-presumptive to the sovereignty of Ireland.


Domhnall, son of Ruaidhri Ua Maelmhuaidh, lord of Feara-Ceall, was killed by Muintir-Luainimh, at Rathain-Ui-Suanaigh.


A great plundering army was led by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair into Fotharta-Airbhreach; and he plundered some of the men of Meath and of the Fotharta, and Regles-Ui-Dhunain.

Annal M1142


The Age of Christ, 1142.


Ua Rebachain, Abbot of Lis-mor-Mochuda, was killed by Tadhg Ua Ceinneidigh.


Cathasach Ua Circaerech, lector of Ard-Macha, a wise aged priest, the most learned of the Irish, died.


Cill-Dalua, Eanach-duin, and Teach-Mochua, were burned.


Conchobhar, son of Diarmaid


Ua Briain, supreme king of the two provinces of Munster, pillar of the valour and prowess of Leath-Mogha, died at Cill-Dalua, after the victory of penance; and the sovereignty of all Munster was assumed by Toirdhealbhach O'Briain immediately after him.


Donnchadh, grandson of Carthach, came into the Deisi-Mumhan, and killed some people; but some of his people fell, and Donnchadh himself was taken prisoner by the Deisi, who afterwards delivered him up to Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain.


Conchobhar, son of Domhnall Ua Briain, was expelled by Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, King of Munster, and he proceeded to make war in Connaught.


A battle was gained by the son of Niall, grandson of Lochlainn, lord of Cinel-Eoghain, over the Feara-Droma, and he himself was severely wounded in the heat of that battle.


An army was led by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, King of Connaught, accompanied by the men of Meath, Breifne, and Leinster, to march into Munster; but they returned without cows or hostages (save only the hostages of Leinster), after having traversed Osraighe and Laeighis, and destroyed some of their corn.


A great predatory excursion was made by Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, King of Munster, into Leinster; and he plundered the Ui-Muireadhaigh and some of the Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, and carried off countless kine.


Donnchadh Ua Conchobhair, lord of Ciarraighe-Luachra, was killed by the lord of Ui-Caisin, i.e. Cumara Beg.


The son of Mac Conroi, lord of Dealbhna-Thire-da-locha, was killed.


The son of Fearghal Ua Maelmhuaidh, lord of Feara-Ceall, was killed by the son of Ruaidhri Ua Maelmhuaidh, at Darmhach-Choluim-Chille.


The son of Mac Ottir, i.e. Ottir, one of the people of Insi-Gall the Hebrides, assumed the chieftainship and government of Ath-cliath.


Mathghamhain, son of Flann Ua Follamhain, lord of Crich-na-gCedach, fell by his own two brothers, in treachery and guile.



A predatory excursion was made by Conchobhar, son of Toirdhealbhach, and the Ui-Maine, upon the Cinel-Forgo, and carried off countless kine.