THe AGE OF CHRIST, 1322. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred twenty-two.
Mathew O'Hoey, Bishop of Conmaicne or Ardagh, and Andreas Mag-Mailin, Chief Professor of the Law of New Witness, of the Ancient Law, and of the Canon Law, died.
Lucas O'Murray, Archdeacon of Cluain, died.
Murrough, the son of Gilla-na-naev O'Farrell, Lord of Annaly, was treacherously slain at Cluain-lis-Bec by his brother's son, Seoinin O'Farrell. Murtough, the son of Auliffe O'Farrell, was treacherously slain on the same day, by his own kinsmen (Loughlin and Robert). Loughlin, the son of Auliffe O'Farrell, was afterwards slain by Seoinin O'Farrell.
Donough, the son of Donough Mac Dermot, died.
Henry Mac Gillafinnen, Chief of Muintir-Feodachain, was slain by the sons of Auliffe Maguire.
Gilbert O'Kelly, Lord of Hy-Many, died.
Mulrony Mac Dermot was taken prisoner by Conor, son of Teige O'Conor, and by the household of Cathal O'Conor, at Cluain-Cummisc, which town they plundered.
Richard Mac Feorais Bermingham, Lord of Athenry, died.
The English suffered a signal defeat from Brian O'Brien.
Gilla-na-naev, the son of Geoffrey, son of Gilla-na-naev O'Farrell, assumed the lordship of Annaly.
William Liath Burke, son of William More, died.
Mulrony Mac Dermot, the son of Gilchreest, son of Conor, son of Cormac, son of Tomaltagh of the Rock, Lord of Moylurg died.
Maurice, son of the Coarb, died.
Osgar, the son of Loughlin Maguire, was slain by Cathal O'Rourke.
Petrus O'Breslen, Chief Brehon of Fermanagh, died.
Fineen O'Cassidy, Chief Physician of Fermanagh, died.
Farrell Roe Magauran and Gilla-Isa Magauran were slain by the sons of Auliffe Maguire.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1323. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred twenty-three.
Gilla-airnin O'Casey, Erenagh of Cluain-da-rath, died.
Carbry an Sgregain, son of Cormac O'Melaghlin, King of Meath, was treacherously slain by Donnell O'Molloy.
Maelmora Mageoghegan died.
Seoinin O'Farrell was slain by the sons of John O'Farrell.
O'Hara (Farrell) was slain by O'Connmachain, one of his own people.
Rory Mac Mahon, son of the Lord of Oriel, Melaghlin O'Seagannain, and Mac Muldoon, were slain by Cathal O'Rourke at Bel-atha-Chonaill.
Niall, son of Niall Cam, was slain by Loughlin and Melaghlin O'Reilly.
Mac Feorais (Bermingham) and the English marched with a great army against Donnell, son of John O'Farrell, to Coill-na-n-amhas, where Kepagh and Calvagh, and many of the English, were slain.
Maelmeadha, daughter of Mac Tiernan, and wife of Magauran, died.
Gillapatrick O'Duigennan, Chief Historian of Conmaicne, and Lucas, his son, were slain by Conor, the son of Garvey Maguire.
Loughlin, the son of Owen O'Daly, was slain by the tribe of Hugh Boy O'Neill.
Godfrey, son of Gilla-Isa O'Daly, was slain by Brian, the son of Rory O'Conor.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1324. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred twenty-four.
The King of Connaught, Cathal, the son of Donnell, son of Brian, son of Andreas, son of Brian Luighneach, son of Turlough More O'Conor, the most energetic, the best, and the most successful man of his time, was slain by Turlough O'Conor, in Tir-Briuin-na-Sinna; and the son of O'Donnell, i.e. Melaghlin, the son of Turlough of Cnoc-an-madhma, son of Donnell Oge, Tanist of Tirconnell, who had been banished by O'Donnell, i.e. Hugh, the son of Donnell Oge, Gilchreest Oge Mac Donough, and many others, were slain along with Cathal O'Conor. Turlough assumed the government of Connaught after him.
Rannall Oge Mac Rannall, Chief of Muintir Eolais, was slain.
William Burke, son of William More, died.
Teige O'Rourke and Tiernan Mac Rourke were made prisoners by the sons of Matthew O'Reilly, and delivered by them into the hands of Mac Mahon, by whom they were put to death in revenge of his son Rory, whom they had slain some time before.
Donough Mac Gillapatrick, Lord of Ossory, died.
Brian O'Reilly and Gilchreest O'Reilly were slain by the O'Rourkes.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1325. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred twenty-five.
Donnell, the son of Brian O'Neill, Lord of Tyrone, died at Lough-Laeghaire.
Cu-Uladh, the son of Donnell, son of Brian O'Neill, a good materies of a Lord of Tyrone, was slain by the sons of Niall, the son of Brian, i.e. the sons of his father's brother.
Gilchreest Cleireach Mac Dermot and Brian O'Gara died.
Dermot O'Mulrenin, Head Chieftain of Clann-Conor, died.
Melaghlin O'Flanagan, Chief of Tuath-ratha in Fermanagh, was slain by the sons of Dermot O'Flanagan.
Dermot O'Mulrenin (the great chieftain), the Manannan of the chiefs of Connaught in his time, died.
Thomas O'Connery, Deacon of Breifny, died.
A victory was gained by the sons of Turlough O'Brien, over the sons of Brian Roe O'Brien; and Brian, the son of Mahon O'Brien, and many others, were slain.
Randal O'Higgin and Nicholas, son of the Coarb of St. Maidoc, died.
Raghnailt, daughter of Annadh O'Reilly, and wife of Donough Mac Brady, died.
Donough Mac Kenna was slain in Mac Mahon's church.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1326. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred twenty-six.
Laurence O'Laghtnan, Bishop of Elphin, died; and John O'Finnaghty was elected his successor in the bishopric.
Richard Burke, i.e. the Red Earl, Lord of Ulster, and of the greater part of Connaught, the choicest of all the English of Ireland, died at the close of Summer.
Ivor Mac Rannall, Chief of Muintir-Eolais, was slain by his kinsmen.
Nicholas O'Heyne died.
Turlough Mac-an-Chaoich O'Reilly died.
Turlough Mac Mahon died.
Edward III. was made King of England on the 23rd of January.
O'Rourke, Ualgarg, plundered Magh-hionais, where Godfrey Mac Caffrey was slain by Cathal O'Rourke.
A victory was gained by Donnell Cairbreach Mac Carthy over Mac Thomas and the English of Munster. Many knights were slain.
Auliffe Maguire died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1327. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred twenty-seven.
Flaherty Maguire, Lord of Fermanagh, and Gormlaith, the daughter of Mac Dermot, and wife of Manus, son of Donnell O'Conor, Tanist of Connaught, for some time afterwards wife of Conor O'Kelly, Lord of Hy-Many, and afterwards wife of Farrell O'Hara, Lord of Leyny, died, after the victory of penance, hospitality, and renown.
Melaghlin Reagh, son of Donnell, son of Teige O'Conor, died of Galar breac.
Farrell, son of Ualgarg O'Rourke, Cuilen O'Dempsey, and Sabia, daughter of Mac Egan, died.
A great war broke out between the King of England and his queen, the daughter of the King of France. The king had been dethroned by this woman, and her son had in the past year assumed the government by her order, in
p.537opposition to his father. He was crowned by the council i.e. the parliament of England.
The King of Scotland came to Ireland.
A war broke out between the O'Rourkes and O'Reillys; and the castle of Lough Oughter was taken by Cathal O'Rourke.
The castle of Lough Oughter was taken by O'Rourke by cunning, for twenty cows.
Gilchreest Dall Mac Rannall was slain in his own bed by the son of O'Mulvey.
The Galar Breac raged throughout Ireland, of which many died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1328. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred twenty-eight.
The Bishop of Breifny Kilmore, O'Cridagain, died.
Thomas O'Meallaigh, Bishop of Annadown, died at Rome.
Maurice O'Gibellan, Chief Professor of the New Law, the Old Law, and the Canon Law, a truly profound philosopher, a learned poet, and a canon chorister of Tuam, Elphin, and Achad-Chonaire, Killala, Annadown, and Clonfert, the official and the general Brehon i.e. Judge of the archbishopric, died.
Gilla-na-nangel O'Taichligh, Archdeacon of Innis recte Devenish, died.
Melaghlin O'Reilly, Lord of Muintir-Maelmora, was wounded by the English of meath, who afterwards took him prisoner, and received hostages for his ranson. He afterwards died of his wounds in his own house.
Gilla-Adamnan O'Firghil O'Freel, Coarb of St. Adamnan at Raphoe, died.
Great thunder and lightning occurred in the summer of this year, by which the fruits and crops of Ireland were very much injured, and the corn grew whitish and unprofitable.
A disease, called Slaedán, raged universally throughout Ireland, which afflicted, for three or four days successively, every person who took it. It was second in pain only to the agony of death.
William Burke, i.e. an t-Iarla Donn, the son of Sir John (i.e. Earl), the son of the Red Earl, came to Ireland.
Donough Roe O'Gara and five of his tribe were killed.
Conor Mac Branan, heir to the chieftainship of Corcachlann, was slain by the people of Annaly.
An army was led by Walter Burke into Connaught. Many of the retainers of Turlough O'Conor, King of Connaught, were plundered by him.
Sir John Mac Feorais Birmingham, Earl of Louth, the most vigorous, puissant, and hospitable of the English of Ireland, was treacherously slain by his own people, namely, by the English of Oriel. With him were also slain
p.541many others of the English and Irish, amongst whom was the Blind O'Carroll recte Mac Carroll, i.e. Mulrony, Chief Minstrel of Ireland and Scotland in his time.
Brian, the son of Tomaltagh Mac Donough, was slain by Brian, the son of Teige Mac Donough.
A great army was led by the Earl of Ulster, Turlough O'Conor, King of Connaught, and Murtough O'Brien, King of Munster, against Brian Bane O'Brien; but they were defeated by Brian Bane. Conor O'Brien, a good materies for a King of Ireland, by reason of his personal shape, wisdom, hospitality, and renown, was slain on this occasion, as were also eighty persons, including chieftains and plebeians.
Teige, son of Turlough O'Conor, was slain by Dermot O'Gara.
A meeting for a conference took place at Ath-chinn-Locha Techet between Walter, son of William Burke, and Gilbert Mac Costello, on the one side; and Mulrony Mac Dermot, Tomaltagh, his son, Tomaltagh Mac Donough, and the chiefs of Clann-Mulrony, on the other: and Walter, Gilbert, and their people, were defeated by Mac Dermot.
Donough Gallda, the son of Donnell O'Conor, was slain by Hugh, the son of Teige, son of Melaghlin, son of Manus O'Conor.
Matthew Reagh Mac Caffrey was slain by Muintir Gearan.
Ivor Mac Rannall, Chief of Muintir-Eolais, was slain by the sons of Gilchreest Mac Rannall.
Duvesa, daughter of O'Farrell, and wife of Mac Murrough of the Mountain, died.
The Blind Mac Carroll, whose name was Mulrony, the chief of the minstrels of Ireland in his time, was slain.
Edwina, daughter of Mac Mahon, and wife of Maguire, died.
Duvesa, the daughter of O'Healy, and wife of Donnell, the son of Teige O'Conor, died.
Another army was led by Murtough O'Brien and the Clann-Cuilein the Mac Namaras against Brian; but Murtough was defeated, and Conor O'Brien, Donnell of the Donnells, the son of Cumara Mac Namara, with many others, were slain.
The English sustained a great defeat from Mageoghegan, three thousand five hundred of them being slain in the contest, together with some of the Daltons, and the son of the Proud Knight.
Auliffe Mac Finnvar was slain by Cathal O'Rourke.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1329. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred twenty-nine.
Augustine, Abbot of Lisgabhail on Lough Erne, died.
Cathal, the son of Donnell O'Rourke, a good materies of an Earl of Breifny, and others, were treacherously slain by the sons of John O'Farrell, and the English of Meath, in the house of Richard Tuite, at the monastery of Fore.
Murtough, the son of Donnell O'Conor, Lord of Carbury, and a good materies of a King of Connaught, died.
Cathal, the son of Hugh, son of Owen O'Conor, was forcibly expelled from the Faes and from Tir-Many by order of Walter Bourke, to the O'Kellys, and the other tribes of Hy-Many.
A great war broke out between Turlough O'Conor and the Clann-Mulrony, and much property was destroyed between them.
A depredation was committed by Tomaltagh Mac Dermot upon Dermot O'Flanagan, Chief of Clann-Cathail.
Aine, daughter of Farrell O'Reilly, and wife of Tomaltagh Mac Dermot, died.
Teige, the son of Turlough, son of Mahon O'Conor, was slain by O'Gara and the people of Airteach.
Mac William Burke and the Earl of Ulster made peace with Mac Thomas.
Daboc Donn Mac William Burke, a noble and wealthy knight, died.
Donough Mac Gillapatrick was slain by the Earl of Ulster.
Maelisa Donn Mac Egan, Chief Ollav of Connaught, died.
The corn fields remained unreaped throughouht Ireland until after Michaelmas, in consequence of wet weather.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1330. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty.
Maelisa O'Coinel, Coarb of Drumcliff, died.
Benedict O'Flanagan, Prior of Kilmore-na-Sinna, died.
Manus, the son of Hugh Breifneach O'Conor, was slain at Fearonn nadarach by Cathal, the son of Hugh, son of Owen O'Conor; and Simon Mac-in-Fhailghe was slain with him.
Gilla-Isa Roe O'Reilly, Lord of Muintir-Maelmora, and of the entire territory of Breifny for a long time previously, died at an advanced age, victorious over the world and the devil. He was interred in the Abbey of the Friars Minor in Cavan, of which he himself was the original founder.
Melaghlin Mac Carmaic, a wealthy Brughaidh Cedach, died.
An army was led by Ualgarg O'Rourke to Fiodh-an-atha, whereupon the English of that town rose up against him. O'Rourke's people were defeated; and Art O'Rourke, a materies of a chief lord of Breifny, Rory Magauran, and many others, were slain by the English.
An attack was made by Turlough O'Conor, King of Connaught, upon the
p.547camp of Walter, the son of William Burke, at Leagmagh, in Moylurg, and forced him to retreat from thence to Cairthe-liag-fada. Gilbert Mac Costello (at that time Lord of Slieve-Lugha) came with all his forces to aid Mac William; and Tomaltagh Mac Donough, with his people, having turned against O'Conor, came also to Mac William's assistance. These combined forces attacked O'Conor, and an engagement took place between both parties at Ath-Disirt-Nuadan, where Donough, son of Donnell Mac Mahon, Mac Gillacowan and a few of O'Conor's people, were slain. Around the ford O'Conor and the chiefs of his people effected a retreat into the Tuathas by force; and Mac William (then) pitched his camp at Killomad, near O'Conor. The forces of Connaught, both English and Irish (i.e. all those who sided with him), were assembled by Mac William, in order to obtain the kingdom of Connaught for himself, and he had them in readiness to depose O'Conor. When Mac Dermot received intelligence of this, he turned against Mac William. and took part with O'Conor; and a kindly and amicable peace was concluded between both.
A great defeat was given by Conor, son of Teige, son of Brian, son of Andreas, son of Brian Luighneach O'Conor, to the people of Dartry, and many of them were killed by him.
Turlough O'Conor, attended by a few distinguished persons, went to William Burke, i.e. the Dun Earl, to request his assistance against Mac William.
Brian, the son of Gilchreest Mac Rannall, was slain by Teige Mac Rannall.
Hugh and Dermot, two sons of Murrough O'Farrell, were slain by Hugh O'Farrell.
Petrus, son of the Coarb of St. Maedoc, was slain by the English of Kells.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1331. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty-one.
The Coarb of St. Caillin, Gilla-na-naev Mac Cele, died in the monastery of Maethail.
Mulrony Mac Dermot, Lord of Moylurg, resigned his lordship, and assumed the habit of a monk in the abbey of Boyle; and Tomaltagh Mac Dermot, his son, assumed the lordship of Moylurg on the 7th of May.
Farrell, son of Melaghlin Carragh Mac Dermot, was slain by Teige, son of Cathal, son of Donnell O'Conor.
An army was led by Walter Mac William Burke into Moylurg, and he plundered all the country, excepting only the churches, to which he gave protection and respect. Tomaltagh, with his people, opposed them, but the English attacked Tomaltagh, and killed some of his people. They afterwards made peace with each other, and Walter left the country.
Meyler Mageoghegan died.
Murrough Mac Mahon was slain by John Mac Mahon and the English of Machaire Oirghiall.
Thomas, the son of Cuchairrge O'Flynn, died.