THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1352. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred fifty-two.
Hugh, the son of Turlough O'Conor, assumed the government of Connaught again, in despite of all the English and Irish who were opposed to him.
Hugh O'Rourke, Lord of Breifny, was slain by Cathal, the son of Hugh the Breifneach O'Conor and the Clann-Murtough, and a great slaughter was made of the gallowglasses of the Mac Sweenys on the occasion.
Hugh O'Mulrenin and his two sons were slain by Hugh, the son of Felim O'Conor.
Aengus, the son of Conor, son of Hugh, son of Donnell Oge O'Donnell, Lord of Tirconnell, a vigorous and high-spirited man, the most distinguished in Ulster at this time for prowess and nobleness, was slain by Manus O'Donnell. Felim O'Donnell assumed his place; but John, the son of Conor O'Donnell, warred contended with him for the lordship.
Baile an Duin was demolished by Hugh, son of Turlough O'Conor.
Conor, the son of Maurice Mac Donough, general patron of men of all arts; Dabuck Dillon, the son of Ulick of Umallia, Chief of the kerns and of the Dillons of Connaught; Thomas Mac Rannall, and Teige, the son of Siacus O'Kelly, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1353. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred fifty-three.
John O'Carbry, Coarb of Tighernach of Cluain-eois, died.
Gormlaith, daughter of O'Donnell, and wife of Hugh O'Neill, died; and there was not in her time a woman of greater name and renown.
Hugh, the son of Rory O'Neill, died.
Mahon, son of Gilla-na-naev O'Farrell, Lord of Annaly, died.
Teige Mac Rannall, Chief of Muintir-Eolais, was slain by the sons of Geoffrey Mac Rannall.
Hugh, the son of Turlough, was deposed; and Mac Branan detained him in the country.
The monastery of Kilconnell, in the diocese of Clonfert, in Connaught, was founded for Franciscan friars by William O'Kelly, Lord of Hy-Many.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1354 The age of Christ, one thousand three hundred fifty-four.
O'Laghtnan, bishop of Connaught, and John O'Finaghty, Bishop of Elphin, died.
Mac Murrough was put to death by the English; in consequence of which a great war broke out between the English and Irish.
Rory O'More, Lord of Leix was slain by his own kinsmen and household.
Brian O'Dowda, Chief of Tireragh, died, and his son, Donnell, assumed his place.
Brian, the son of Hugh More O'Neill; Cathal, the son of Niall O'Rourke; Geoffrey Mac Rannall; Geoffrey O'Reilly; Sitric Magauran; and Farrell Mageoghegan, Chief of Kinel-Fiachach, died.
Rory, the son of John Mac Mahon, was slain in Mac Mahon's fortress.
Hugh O'Neill received a great defeat from the race of Hugh Boy O'Neill, and the English, in which many were slain.
Dervorgilla, the daughter of O'Conor; Felim, the son of Cathal O'Conor. and Hubert Burke, died.
Flaherty Mac Gillafinnen and his kinsman, were killed by their own people.
Murrough, the son of Cathal O'Farrell, and Teige Mac Shanly, died.
Saerbhreathach, son of Maelisa Donn Mac Egan, Ollave of Conmaicne, died on Inis Cloghrann.
Melaghlin Mac Rithbheartaigh, Ollav of Fermanagh, in poetry, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1355. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred fifty-five.
Conor Mac Consnava, Bishop of Breifny Kilmore, from Drumcliff to Kells, died, Mac Gallgael, Prior of the monastery of the Blessed Trinity, died, and Mac Cathail, Abbot of Sruthair, died.
Donough, the son of Felim, son of Hugh, son of Donnell Oge O'Donnell. was slain as he was carrying off Gormlaith, daughter of Hugh Roe Maguire (i.e. the Maguire), by force. It was Donn Mac Murrough who slew him in Maguire's fortress.
Donnell, son of John O'Farrell, Lord of Annaly, died.
Dermot O'Mulvey, Chief of Muintir-Carolan, and many of the Muintir-Eolais, were slain by the Muintir-Birn.
Cathal O'Quin, Chief of Muintir-Gillagan, and five others, were slain by the Clann-Shane and the Clann-Hugh.
Cormac Rannall, Chief of Muintir-Eolais, was slain by the sons of Ivor Mac Rannall.
Farrell, the son of Farrell, son of Murtough More, son of Congalagh Mageoghegan, Chief of Kinel-Fiachach, died.
Murrough, the son of Cathal O'Farrell; Dervorgilla, the daughter of O'Farrell; and Teige Mac Egan, a man learned in the Fenechas, died.
The English of West Connaught defeated Mac William Burke, and killed many of his people.
Edmond, the son of William, son of Richard Burke, was slain by the Sil-Anmchadha.
A great defeat was given by Richard Oge Burke, to the household of Mac William (i.e. Edmond), and to the Sil-Anmchadha, in which Stephen Mac Jordan, Henry Mac Philbin, and sixteen of the chiefs of Sil-Anmchadha, were slain.
Niall Mac Mahon was slain by the sons of John Mac Mahon.
Aduc (Mac Quillin) was slain by the people of Oirthear.
Ten lambs were brought forth at once by one sheep.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1356. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred fifty-six.
Farrell, the son of Jeffrey Mac Rannall, Primate of Armagh, and representative of St. Patrick, died.
Nicholas Mac Cahasy, Bishop of Oriel Clogher, died.
Solomon O'Mellan, the keeper of the Clog-an-Eadhachta, died. He was the general patron of the clergy of Ireland.
Hugh, the son of Turlough O'Connor, King of Connaught, was slain at Baile-Locha-Deacair by Donough Carragh O'Kelly and the sons of Mac-an-Ward, at the instigation of the Hy-Many. This was in revenge of his having some time before carried off privately and clandestinely the daughter of Seoinin Burke, the wife of O'Kelly.
Hugh, son of Felim O'Conor, then assumed the entire government of Connaught.
Conor, the son of Teige O'Kelly, was slain by Teige, the son of Dermot O'Kelly.
Turlough, the son of Hugh Breifneach O'Conor, was slain by the Clann-Donough.
Dermot, the son of Dermot Mac Carthy, and Donough, his son, were slain by the son of O'Sullivan.
More, daughter of O'Conor, died. She was the wife of O'Farrell.
Murtough, son of John O'Neill, was slain by Philip Maguire.
Dowell Mac Sweeny was slain by Donnell O'Conor.
Rory, son of Hugh O'Conor, and Donnell, son of Hugh Breifneach O'Conor, died.
Donough Mac Namara, the best son of a chieftain in Leth-Mogha in his time, was slain by the O'Briens.
Donough Proisteach was treacherously slain by two of his own people.
Gearoidin Tyrrell was put to death on the green of Dublin by the people of the King of England.
Murrough, the son of Brian O'Neill, died.
Felim, the son of Hugh, son of Donnell Oge O'Donnell, Lord of Tirconnell, was slain by the son of his own brother,viz. John,son of Conor O'Donnell, and John then assumed the lordship of Tirconnell without opposition.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1357. the Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred fifty-seven.
Clement O'Duigenan, Vicar of Kilronan, died. He was called Sagart-na-Sinnach.
Manus Mac Mahon, Lord of Oriel; Loughlin, son of Murtough; and Farrell
p.613Muimhneach O'Duigennan, Ollav of Conmaicne and Clann-Mulrony, Lower and Upper, died.
John, son of Brian O'Reilly, was slain by the English.
Brian, son of Gilchreest O'Rourke, and Manus Boy Magauran, were slain in the Route, Mac Quillin's territory, by Hugh O'Neill.
Donslevy Mac Caroll, a noble master of music and melody, the best of his time, died.
A general peace was ratified between the two Cathals, namely, between Cathal, the son of Hugh Breifneach, and Cathal Oge, the son of Cathal, son of Donnell.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1358. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred fifty-eiqht.
Brian Mac Cawell, Bishop of Oriel Clogher, died.
Manus Maguire was slain by the Clann-Cawell.
Donnell O'Hara, Lord of Leyny, died on Easter day.
Conor O'Hanly, Chief of the Race of Dofa, son of Aengus, died, after gaining victory over the world and the Devil.
A victory was gained by Hugh O'Neill over the people of Oriel and Fermanagh in a battle, in which Hugh Mac Cabe, Melaghlin, the son of the Bishop O'Dowda, and many others were slain.
A great defeat was given to the English of Dublin by O'More; and two hundred and forty of them were killed by him on the field of battle.
Turlough, the son of Hugh na Fidhbhaighe O'Neill, and the son of Andrew Mac Feorais Bermingham, died.
A heavy shower of hail fell in Carbury in the summer, each stone of which was not smaller than a wild apple.
Senicin Jenkin Mac Quillin, High Constable of the province of Ulster, died.
The son of Gilla-Isa O'Flanagan was slain by Manus, the son of Cathal, son of Hugh Breifneach O'Conor.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1359. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred fifty-nine.
Cormac Mac Carthy, Lord of Desmond, and Donnell, the son of Teige O'Mahony, died.
A great victory was gained at Ballyshannon by Cathal Oge, the son of Cathal O'Conor, over John, the son of Conor O'Donnell, and the Kinel-Connell. John O'Doherty, Chief of Ardmire, Owen Connaghtagh, and Turlough Mac Sweeny, were taken prisoners on this occasion by the son of O'Conor, and many persons were slain by him. Matthew Magauran, materies of a lord of Teallach Eachdhach was wounded on that day, and died of his wounds after his return to his own house. During the same war Cathal Bodhar, the son of Cathal O'Rourke, and Melaghlin O'Gormly, fell by each other's hand in the same war. This occurred when Cathal O'Conor marched with a second army
p.617into Tirconnell, and a party of his people arrived in O'Gormly's territory under the command of Cathal Bodhar O'Rourke.
Murtough, the son of Thomas O'Flynn Line, heir-apparent to Hy-Tuirtre, was slain by Hugh, the son of Brian, son of Hugh Boy O'Neill.
Brian Mac Donnell, heir to the lordship of Tirerrill, was slain by Mac Seancha, one of the adherents of O'Gara.
Henry, the son of Ulick, son of Richard Burke, died.
Murrough Oge Mac Mahon, heir apparent to the lordship of Corco-Vaskin. was slain by the O'Briens.
Manus O'Dowda, son of the Lord of Hy Fiachrach, and Hugh, the son of Conor Mac Egan, the choicest of the Brehons of Ireland, died.
Donnell, son of Teige O'Mahony, was slain.
Art, the son of Auliffe O'Rourke, was slain by Magennis.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1360. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty.
Mulrony, son of the Cammhuinelach the Wry-necked O'Boyle, Chief of the three Tuathas, a man illustrious for his hospitality, nobleness, wisdom, conquests, and protection, died.
Auliffe, son of Geoffrey Mac Rannall, died.
Sir Robert Savadge and Dermot O'Hanly died.
Roscommon, Devenish, Sligo, the monastery of Lisgool, Fenagh, and Druimlias, were burned.
John, son of Gilchreest O'Rourke, was slain by Hugh Mac Dorcy.
Dermot O'Brien was deposed by the son of his own brother.
Dermot, son of Donough Reagh Mac Dermot, was slain by Cathal Oge, son of Cathal O'Conor.
The daughter of Turlough O'Conor, and wife of Farrell O'Reilly, was killed by a fall.
A bridge of lime and stone was built by Cathal O'Conor across the river of Eas-dara.
Farrell, the son of Geoffrey Mac Rannall, and Tuathal O'Finnaghty, died.
Naevag O'Duigennan died.
Cathal, son of the Caoch Mac Rannall, was slain.
Gilla-na-naev O'Conmhaigh, Chief Professor of Music in Thomond, died.
The son of the King of England came to Ireland.
Art, son of Gillareagh Magennis, was treacherously slain by the sons of Savadge and the son of Murtough Riaganagh Magennis.
Cathal (O'Conor) marched. with an army into Tirawley, and destroyed many of its houses and churches.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1361. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-one.
Benedict O'Mochain, Erenagh of Killaraght, died.
Art Mac Murrough, King of Leinster, and Donnell Reagh, heir apparent
p.621to the throne of Leinster, were treacherously made prisoners by the son of the King of England. They afterwards died in prison.
Cormac Ballach O'Melaghlin, King of Meath; Donough O'Loughlin, Lord of Corcomroe; Cathal and Murtough, two sons of Hugh, son of Owen O'Conor; Dublióg, daughter of Hugh Maguire, and wife of Cuconnaught, son of Philip Mac Mahon; Thomas Mac Tiernan, Chief of Teallach-Dunchadha Tullyhunco in the county of Cavan; Nicholas O'Finnaghty, and Tuathal O'Malley, all died.
Sir Edmond Burke, Redmond, son of Burke of Muine, Walter Staunton, and Gilbert Mac Meyler, died.
Cluithe an righ was rife throughout all Ireland in general, and Richard Savadge died of it.
Magrath O'Finnaghty, Chief Musician and Tympanist to the Sil-Murray, died.
Great depredations were committed by Mac William Burke and Mac Feorais Bermingham, and by the English of all Connaught, upon Cathal Oge, son of Cathal O'Conor; and they ravaged and wasted Leyny and Tireragh. An army was led by Cathal afterwards, to take revenge for what they had done; and he plundered Mac Feorais's people and the territory of Edmund Mac Hubert Burke, and spoiled and destroyed the whole country.