THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1332. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty-two.
Walter, son of Sir Walter Burke, was taken prisoner by the Dun Earl, and brought to the new castle of Inishowen; and he afterwards died of hunger in the prison of this castle.
Tomaltagh Mac Dermot and Mac William. were defeated, with the loss of numbers of their people, at Berna-an-mhil, by the son of the Earl, and by Tomaltagh Mac Donough.
William Gallda, son of Murtough More Mageoghegan, Lord of Kinel-Fiachach, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1333. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty-three.
Florence Mac-an-Oglaich, Archdeacon of Cill-Oiridh, died.
William Burke, Earl of Ulster, was killed by the English of Ulster. The Englishmen who committed this deed were put to death, in divers ways, by the people of the King of England; some were hanged, others killed, and others torn asunder, in revenge of hiS death.
Tomaltagh Mac Donough Mac Dermot, Lord of Tirerrill, the most celebrated man of his time for veracity, honour, and protection, died.
Felim O'Donnell, a Tanist Lord, the noblest and most illustrious, and from whom the Irish people expected most, died.
Gilbert Mac Costello was treacherously slain in the middle of his own house by Cathal Mac Dermot Gall.
Hugh Mac Consnava, Chief of Muintir-Kenny, died.
Mac-na-h-Oidhche Oge Mac Clancy was slain by the Connacians (i.e. by Turlough O'Conor, King of Connaught, assisted by Tiernan Mag-Ruairc); and the lordship of Breifny was given to O'Reilly.
Donough, son of Hugh O'Kelly, was taken prisoner by Turlough O'Conor, King of Connaught.
A peace was proclaimed by the King of England to the Clann-William Burke.
Conor Mac Branan, Chief of Corcachlann, died.
Hugh, the son of Donnell Oge O'Donnell, Lord of Tirconnell, Kinel-Moen, Inishowen, Fermanagh, and Breifny, and a materies of a king of Ulster; of all the Irish the most successful, and the most dreaded by his enemies; he who had slain the largest number both of the English and Irish who were opposed to him ; the most eminent man of his time for jurisdiction, laws, and regulations, and the chief patron of the hospitality and munificence of the West of Europe, died, victorious over the world and the devil, in the habit of a monk, on the island of Inis-Saimer, and was interred with great honour and solemnity in the monastery of Assaroe. Conor O'Donnell (his son) assumed his place. A dispute afterwards arose between this Conor and Art, his brother, concerning the lordship; and Art was soon killed by Conor in combat.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1334. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty-four.
A great army, both of English and Irish, was led by the Connacians into Munster against Mac Namara; and they took hostages from him, and obtained sway over him. A party of this army burned a church, in which were one hundred and eighty persons, and two priests along with them; and not one of them escaped the conflagration.
Ten of the people of Donough, the son of Melaghlin Carragh Mac Dermot, were drowned in Loch Techet.
Teige, the son of Cathal, son of Donnell O'Conor, died.
Donough Mac Consnava, Chief of Muintir-Kenny, and Johnock, son of Murtough More Mageoghegan, Lord of Kinel-Fiachach, died.
Conor Mac Branan died.
John Mac Gilla-Ultan was slain by Donnell Mac Hugh.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1335. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty-five.
Finola, the daughter of O'Brien, and wife of Turlough O'Conor, died.
John, son of Art O'Hara, was taken prisoner by the son of the Earl; and the greater part of his people were plundered.
A depredation was committed by the sons of Donnell O'Conor upon the descendants of Maurice Sugach Fitzgerald, on which occasion the son of Mac Maurice was killed. Another depredation was committed in retaliation by the Clann-Maurice upon the sons of Donnell.
The entire of the West of Connaught was desolated by Edmond Burke. Great evils were also wrought by him, both by burning and slaying, upon the son of the Earl and the race of Richard Burke. They afterwards made peace with one another.
Gilla-na-n-Angel O'Cassidy, Chief Physician of Fermanagh, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1336. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty-six.
Trionoit O'Naan, Chief Professor of many Sciences, and of the Civil and Canon Laws, died.
Tomaltagh Gearr na-g-creach timchil Mac Dermot, Lord of Moylurg, the most victorious man of his tribe over his enemies, the most honourable man, the best protector, and the most expert at arms, and hospitable, died on the night of Trinity Sunday, at his own house at Cala-na-Cairrge, and was interred with honour in the abbey of Boyle. Conor, his son, assumed the lordship after him.
Theobald Burke Mac William and Meyler Mac Jordan de Exeter died.
Owen O'Madden defeated the Clanrickard Burke, and kiled sixty-six of them.
A great depredation was committed by the sons of Dermot Gall Mac Dermot and the son of Felim O'Conor, upon the Clann-Costello; and Maiduic Mac Waldrin was slain while in pursuit of the booty.
A depredation was committed by Edmond Mac William Burke upon the Clann-Cathail, on which occasion Conor O'Flanagan and many others were plundered. Melaghlin O'Flanagan was slain while in pursuit of the prey, and a brother of Mac Aveely was taken and carried away as a prisoner.
Conor Mac Dermot, Lord of Moylurg, Hugh, the son of Felim, son of Hugh O'Conor, accompanied by O'Conor's household and the Clann-Donough, and Cormac, the son of Rory, with the young soldiers of the territory of Carbury, set out on a predatory excursion into Tireragh, and advanced as far as Mullagh-Ratha.
p.559The cows of the country were driven off before them. They carried away many inanimate spoils, many horses of burden, a few steeds, and many flocks of small cattle; and after they had killed countless persons they returned in safety to their houses.
Dermot O'Flanagan, Lord of Clann-Cathail, died.
Turlough O'Conor, King of Connaught, collected the flitting forces of the Tuathas, Clann-Chathail, Clann-Conor, and Moylurg, and conveyed them to Airteach. Castlemore-Costello was taken and demolished by O'Conor on this occasion, and the kern who guarded it came out under protection of Mac Dermot.
Donnell, the son of John, son of Donnell O'Conor, died.
Niall, the son of Conor Mac Teige, was killed.
The Franciscan Monastery at Carrick-on-Suir, in the diocese of Lismore, was founded by James Butler, Earl of Ormond.
Mahon O'Reilly was slain by the English.
O'Meehin, Coarb of St. Molaisse, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1337. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty seven
Lughaidh O'Daly, Bishop of Clonmacnoise, died after a well-spent life.
Thomas, the son of Cormac O'Donnell, Bishop of Raphoe, a man eminent for wisdom and piety, died.
The Master Professor O'Rothlain died.
A peace was concluded between William, son of the Earl of Ulster, and Brian Bún (the Fair) O'Brien; and the lands which O'Brien had taken from the son of the Earl were given back to him at their former rent.
A camp was pitched at Athleague by the King of Connaught, to oppose Edmond Burke
John O'Fallon, Lord of Clann-Uadagh, died.
Teige Mac Clancy, Lord of Dartry, was slain by Cormac, the son of Rory, son of Donnell O'Conor, as were also numbers of others, in revenge of John, the son of Donnell.
Great depredations were afterwards committed in Dartry by O'Conor; and the son of Maurice Mac Clancy was killed while in pursuit of the preys.
Teige and Melaghlin, two sons of Ivor Mac Rannall, were taken prisoners by Cathal Mac Rannall. Cathal was afterwards slain by their kinsmen, who, having collected a considerable force, being joined by William Mac Mahon, and by Conor and Tomaltagh, the two other sons of Ivor Mac Rannall, went to rescue the sons of Ivor. Manus O'Farrell was slain by them on the same day. Teige, the son of Ivor Mac Rannall, was then made chieftain.
Donnell Roe O'Malley and Cormac, his son, were slain on St. Martin's night by Clann-Merrick, and other Englishmen who were along with them.
Matthew O'Higgin, a man eminent for poetry and humanity, died.
Henry Mac Martin was slain.
Donough, son of Murtough More Mageoghegan, Lord of Kinel-Fiachach, was slain by the people of Offaly.
Hugh Reamhar O'Neill made peace with the people of Oriel and Fermanagh.
Donough More O'Dowda, Tanist of Hy-Fiachrach, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1338. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty-eight.
Rory-an-einigh Maguire, Lord of Fermanagh, a man who had bestowed more silver, apparel, steeds, and cattle, on the learned men and chief professors of Ireland, than any other of the Sil-Uidhir, in his time, died.
Donough, son of Rory O'Conor, was killed.
The son of the Earl of Ulster, i.e. Edmond, was taken prisoner by Edmond Burke, who fastened a stone to his neck and drowned him in Lough Mask. The destruction of the English of Connaught, and of his own in particular, resulted from this deed. Turlough O'Conor afterwards banished Edmond Mac William Burke out of Connaught, after the territories and churches of the west of Connaught had been greatly destroyed between them; and O'Conor then assumed the sway of the whole province.
A large fleet of ships and barks was, after this, collected by Edmond Burke; and he remained for a long time on the islands of the sea.
Leyny and Corran were laid waste and wrested from the English, and the chieftainship of them assumed by the hereditary Irish chieftains, after the expulsion of the English.
Teige, son of Rory, son of Cathal O'Conor (who was usually called Bratach Righin), was taken prisoner by Thomas Magauran, and many of his people were killed. Magauran (i.e. Thomas) afterwards went to the house of O'Conor; but, on his return, the Clann-Murtough, and the Muintir-Eolais, assembled to meet him, and took him prisoner, after having slain many of his people.
Hugh an Chletigh, son of Rory O'Conor, was wounded in the rear of his own army, and died in consequence.
Dearbhail, daughter of Cathal Mac Murrough, and wife of Donough, son of Hugh Oge, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1339. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred thirty-nine.
Rory O'Kelly, Lord of Hy-Many, was slain by Cathal, son of Hugh O'Conor, while he was returning from O'Conor's residence to his own.
Thomas Magauran was liberated by the Clann-Murtough.
A great army was led by Hugh Reamhar O'Neill into Tirconnell ; and the son of John O'Neill and Godfrey O'Donnell were slain in the course of this expedition by the people of O'Doherty.
Edmond Mac William Burke was driven, With all his feet, from the islands of the sea into Ulster, by Turlough O'Conor, King of Connaught.
The daughter of Turlough O'Brien, wife of the son of the Earl of Ulster, was taken to wife by Turlough O'Conor, who put away Dearbhail, daughter of Hugh O'Donnell.
A great war broke out in Meath between the English and Irish.
The church of Kilronan was erected by Farrell Muimhneach O'Duigenan.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1340. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred forty.
The monastery of Oirbhealach at Carraig-an-chiuil, at the eastern end of Loch Lein, in the diocese of Ardfert, in Munster, was founded for Franciscan Friars by Mac Carthy More, Prince of Desmond (Donnell, the son of Teige); and the chiefs of the country selected burial places for themselves in this monastery. Among these were O'Sullivan More and the two O'Donohoes.
A war arose between the Hy-Manians, namely, between Teige, the son of Teige O'Kelly (to whom Turlough O'Conor, King of Connaught, had given the chieftainship of Hy-Many), and William, the son of Donough Muimhneach O'Kelly: and William was banished from Hy-Many, and, though he had left the country, Teige O'Kelly, with his kinsmen and people, went in pursuit of him; and when they had reached a spot upon which to fight a battle, William and his people turned round on them their pursuers; and a fierce battle was fought between them, in which Donough, the son of Hugh O'Kelly, was killed; and Teige O'Relly was captured, after having received wounds, of which he died soon afterwards.
Melaghlin O'Gormly, Chief of Kinel-Moen, died.
The sons of Ualgarg O'Rourke, Donnell, Hugh, Gilchreest, and Rory, went upon a predatory excursion against Cathal, the son of Hugh Breifneach, and took a prey from him. Conor, the son of Donough Reagh, son of Manus, son of Murtough Muimhneach, and many others, were slain by them on the same day. This was the first rupture between the O'Rourkes and the race of Murtough Muimhneach. Cathal, son of Hugh Breifneach, afterwards went in pursuit of the prey, and overtook the sons of Ualgarg O'Rourke. A fierce battle was fought between them, in which Donnell O'Rourke (only choice of Breifny for a materies of a lord), and many others with him, were slain. Gilchreest O'Rourke and Mac Consnava were taken prisoners, after the defeat of their people. Teige, the son of Rory, son of Cathal O'Conor, who had been imprisoned by O'Rourke, was liberated as the condition of the ransom of Gilchreest O'Rourke.
Hugh, the son of Felim O'Conor, was taken prisoner by the King of Connaught, and sent to be confined in the Castle of Roscommon. A great war and disturbance arose between O'Conor and Mac Dermot, in consequence of this capture, and much destruction was caused by them on both sides. O'Conor was in jeopardy and extreme peril on the occasion of an incursion which Mac Dermot made against him into Corran, when he was forcibly driven into the Castle of Ballymote, where they afterwards concluded a peace with each other.
Jordan Roe Mac Costello was slain by Cathal Mac Dermot Gall.
Cathal Mac Dermot Gall, the only choice of his tribe for his prowess, valour, might, and puissance, was treacherously slain by Donough Reagh, the son of Melaghlin Carragh Mac Dermot, at Lis-sealbhaigh in Clann-Conor.
Manus, the son of Cathal, son of Donnell O'Conor, was slain by Cathal, son of Hugh Brefneach O'Conor.
Brian Oge Magauran was slain by the people of Teallach Dunchadha.
Owen O'Heyne, Lord of Hy-Fiachrach-Aidhne, was slain by his own kinsmen.
Owen, son of Geoffrey Mac Rannall, and Hugh O'Mulvey, slew each other.
Philip O'Duigenan, Ollav i.e. Chief Poet of Conmaicne, died.
William, the son of Gilbert Mac Costello, was slain in a conflict in Breifny by the people of Teallach-Eachdhach.
Rory, the son of Manus O'Hara, died.
Mahon, the son of Annadh O'Reilly, was slain by Andreas, the son of Brian O'Reilly, who afterwards committed great depredations in the district of Bolgan.
The church of Kilronan was burned.
Niall O'Higgin, a learned poet, was drowned.
Conor O'Donnell, Lord of Tirconnell, proceeded with his troops into Connaught.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1341. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred forty-one.
Murtough Mac-an-Gowan, Abbot of Clogher, died.
The Clann-Maurice sustained a severe defeat from Mac William Burke. Thomas Mac Maurice, Maurice, son of Johnock Roe, and seventy men along with him, were slain in the battle.
Donnell Mac Dorcy, Chief of Kinel-Duachain, died.
Donogh, grandson of Mac-na-h-Oidhche Mac Clancy, was slain by Hugh, son of Teige Mac Cany.
O'Gormly, Chief of Kinel-Moen, died.
Cathal Mac Keheeny was killed by a fall.
The Castle of Roscommon was taken by Turlough O'Conor; and Hugh, the son of Felim, who was a prisoner therein, was liberated, and a ransom was given for him.
John Mac Mahon was banished from Oriel.
Brian O'Flynn, Lord of Teallach-Curnain, died.
Cuconnaught O'Quin, Chief of Muintir-Gillagan, died.
Dermot Roe, son of Cormac Oge Mac Dermot, died in the habit of a monk, in the Ahbey of Boyle.