THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1362. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-two.
O'Beollan, Coarb of Drumcliff; Gilla-an-choimhdhe Mac Mughroin, Erenagh of Cill-an-iomaire; Oireachtach Mac Branan, Erenagh of Elphin; Aengus
p.623Mac an Oglaoich, Erenagh of Cillairedh; O'Fergusa, Vicar of Imaidh; and Murrough, the monk, Mac Teige, died.
Owen Finn O'Conor, son of the King of Connaught; Mulrony O'Dowda and his wife, daughter of Mac Donough; Niall Magauran, Chief of Teallach Eachdhach Tullyhaw; Dermot, son of John O'Farrell, Lord of Annaly; Carbry O'Quin, Chief of Muintir-Gillagan; Donnell, son of Rory O'Kelly; Tomaltagh O'Beirne, Murtough Donn Mageraghty, Owen O'Malley, and Dermot, his son, Lords of Umallia, died.
Cucogry Mageoghegan, the son of Dermot Mageoghegan, and Maurice, the son of Murtough Mageoghegan, died.
The castle of Ballintober was taken by Cathal Oge and the son of Felim O'Conor.
A very great army was led by the King of Connaught, Hugh, son of Felim and Cathal O'Conor, into Meath, which they triumphantly desolated by fire. They burned the church of Kilkenny and fourteen other churches, in which the English had garrison. Many other injuries they also did them the English, after which they returned in safety to their homes.
Teige, son of Conor, son of Turlough O'Brien, was slain by the Clann-Coilen.
Cathal Oge O'Conor, a Roydamna of more fame, renown, strength, heroism, hospitality, and prowess, than any in his time, died of the plague at Sligo.
Murtough the son of Thomas, son of Cathal Reagh O'Rourke, died.
Donnell, the son of O'Kelly, died.
Cuconnaught O'Duigennan, Vicar of Kilronan, died.
Auliffe Mac Firbis, intended Ollav of Tireragh; Farrell, the son of Teige Mac Egan, a learned Brehon; John, son of Donough Mac Firbis, intended Ollav of Tireragh; Dermot, son of Mac Carthy; Conor, son of Melaghlin Carragh O'Dowda, and Murtough, his son, all died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1363. The age of christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-three.
Manus Eoghanach, the son of Conor, son of Hugh, son of Donnell Oge O'Donnell, and Hugh Roe Maguire, Lord of Fermanagh, died.
Manus Meabhlach, son of Hugh O'Donnell, heir to the lordship of Tir-connell, a man who had performed a greater number of noble and perilous actions than any other man of his time, was slain by Manus, son of Cathal Sramach O'Conor.
Teige Mac Consnava, Chief of Muintir-Kenny, was wounded, and afterwards taken prisoner, by Cathal, son of Hugh Breifneach O'Conor. He died in his confinement.
Lasarina, daughter of O'Farrell, and wife of O'Reilly, died.
Murtough Roe, the son of Donnell-Erris O'Conor, was slain by Teige Mac Manus.
Bevin, the daughter of Mageoghegan, and wife of the Sinnach the Fox, died.
Cathal Mac Donough was slain by the people of Moylurg.
A very great storm in this year threw down several churches and houses, and also sank many ships and boats.
Conor O'Dowda was slain by Donough O'Dowda, and Murtough, son of Donough O'Dowda.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1364. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-four.
Hugh O'Neill, King of Kinel-Owen, the best man of the Irish of his time, died, after having gained the palm for humanity, hospitality, valour, and renown.
Dermot O'Brien, Lord of Thomond; Melaghlin, the son of Murrough, son of Gilla-na-naev, son of Hugh, son of Auliffe O'Farrell, Lord of Annaly; Derbhail, daughter of O'Donnell, and wife of Maguire; Margaret, daughter of Walter Burke, and wife of Hugh, son of Felim O'Conor; Donnell Maguire, Chief of Clann-Fergaile; Gilla-na-naev O'Duvdavoran, Chief Brehon of Corcomroe; and Affrica, daughter of Brian O'Reilly, and wife of Brian Mac Tiarnan, died.
Donnell, son of Rory O'Kelly, heir to the lordship of Hy-Many, died.
Gilla-na-naev Mac Gowan, surnamed na Sgel, a learned historian; Dermot O'Sgingin, Ollav of Tirconnell in History; and Margaret, daughter of Walter Burke, and wife of Felim O Conor, King of Connaught, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1365 The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-five.
Paidin O'Congaile, Parson and Erenagh of Ross-Airthir, died.
Rory, the son of Donnell O'Neill, was killed with one shot of an arrow by Melaghlin Mac-an-Girr Mac Cawell.
Felim an-einigh, son of Donnell O'Conor, Lord of Corcomroe, a man of unebbing hospitality and prowess, died.
Thomas, son of Murrough O'Farrell, died.
An attack was made by the Clann-Costello upon the people of Leyny, on which occasion Cormac O'Hara, and six of the chiefs of his tribe along with him, were slain.
Hugh Mac Dermot made an incursion into the country of the Muintir Eolais, and committed great depredations upon them, but not with impunity; for Cormac Mac Dermot Roe, General Biatach of Connaught; the two sons of Cormac O'Beirne, Melaghlin Dall and Gilchreest, and many others, were slain by the Muintir Eolais, who went in pursuit of the prey. After the defeat of their people, Dermot Mac Dermot and Mulrony, son of Donough Reagh, were taken prisoners.
Brian, the son of Matthew Mac Tiernarn, Chief of Teallach Dunchadha Tullyhunco, the most distinguished for valour, renown, fame, and power, of the sub-chieftains of Breifny, died. Of him was said:
- Brian Mac Tiernan of the battles,
Whose hospitality was incomparable;
He followed generosity without hatred,
And heaven was the goal of his career.
Brian, the son of Hugh Mac Mahon, assumed the lordship of Oriel. He sued for an alliance by marriage with Sorley, son of Owen Duv Mac Donnell, heir to the lordship of the Insi-Gall, and High Constable of the province of Ulster; and he induced him to put away O'Reilly's daughter, and espouse his
p.641own. Not long after this Mac Mahon invited him Mac Donnell to a feast. and they continued drinking for some time. Anon a dispute arose between them; whereupon Brian threw his arms about him Sorley, and ordered that he should be fast and strongly fettered, and cast into a neighbouring lake: and this being accordingly done he was at once drowned. Upon this Donnell. son of Hugh O'Neill, and his brother, Brian, son of Henry O'Neill, with the chief of Clannaboy, and Turlough More Mac Donnell, with all of his tribe in Ulster, assembled together, and, with one accord, marched into Oriel as far as the confines of Rath-Tulach, the mansion-seat of Mac Mahon. Intelligence of this having reached Brian, he fled, leaving the town empty and desolate to them. They, however, pursued Mac Mahon, who, with the chiefs of his territory, was engaged placing their herds and flocks in the fastnesses of the country. The men of Oriel were defeated, and deprived of their arms and cattle. After this Mac Mahon was banished from his own country to Muintir-Maelmora, and his wife and his daughter were made prisoners.
Cuconnaught O'Reilly, Lord of Breifny, retired among the friars, and resigned his lordship to his brother Philip.
Hugh, the son of Niall O'Donnell, heir to the lordship of Tirconnell, was slain by Donnell, the son of Murtough O'Conor. On the same day Teige, the son of Manus O'Conor, encountered Donnell, and defeated him, with the loss of a great number of his people, among whom was Hugh, the son of Conor, son of Teige.
Robert Mac Wattin Barrett, died.
The son of the King of England left Ireland.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1366. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-six.
The Bishop of Raphoe, i.e. Mac Maengail, died.
Cathal, the son of Hugh Breifneach, son of Cathal Roe, and Manus, his son, and also Murtough Mac Dail-re-docair, Maurice O'Maeltuile, Dermot Mac Simon, and Dermot Mac Gilla-Bearaigh, were treacherously slain at Srath-Fear-Luirg by the people of Fermanagh, who, to annoy the Clann-Murtough, made peace with the O'Rourkes, and forgave them all their past hostilities; and the O'Rourkes agreed to their proposals. The son of Rory O'Conor after this assumed the place of Cathal. The O'Rourkes went on a migratory excursion, accompanied by the people of Fermanagh; but the youths of the Clann-Murtough attacked and surrounded them, and killed Cathal Mac Clancy, Chief of Dartry.
Murtough Mac Rannall, the son of Randal More Mac Rannall, who u-as a materies of a chieftain without dispute, was treacherously slain by Melaghlin Mac Rannall, Chief of Muintir-Eolais. Melaghlin himself died in two months afterwards.
Cormac Don Mac Carthy, Lord of Carbery, and of Ivahagh of Munster, was treacherously slain by his relative, the son of Donnell na-n-Domhnall.
Conor O'Conor, Lord of Ciarraighe-Luachra, was slain by the Branaghs.
Rory, son of Murtough O'Conor, was drowned in the Shannon.
A victory was gained by Teige, the son of Manus O'Conor, over John
p.635O'Donnell and his gallowglasses. Many were slain in the conflict; and Mac Sweeny and many of the chiefs of Tirconnell were taken and led away prisoners.
An army was mustered by Donnell O'Neill and the Clann-Donnell, i.e. Turlough, the son of Donnell, and Alexander, his son; and they marched against Niall O'Neill. They expelled Mac Cawell from the country, upon which he went over to the side of Niall O'Neill. They came up with the rear body of Mac Cawell's people and their cattle; and, having worsted them, they took their cattle from them.
Randal, son of Alexander, the heir to Clann-Alexander, arrived at this time from the Inis-Gall the Hebrides, to assist Niall O'Neil. The kerns of both parties met close together, i.e. the troops of the Clann-Donnell. And Randal sent messengers to Turlough and his son Alexander, with their people, to request of them to permit him to pass in honour of his seniority, and for sake of their mutual relationship; but this request was made light of by the others, for they advanced to the ford, which they saw him Randal crossing. Here they gave each other a fierce and stubborn battle, in which countless numbers were killed and wounded on both sides. One of Randal's sons was killed by Turlough in the heat of the conflict ; and Turlough's son, Alexander, was taken prisoner by Randal's people, who meditated putting him to death at once; but Randal did not consent to this, for he said that he would not be deprived of his son and his kinsman on the one day.
A great war broke out between the English of Connaught. Mac Maurice was banished from his territory by Mac William; and Mac Maurice fled for protection to the Clann-Rickard. Mac William, Hugh O'Conor, King of Connaught, and William O'Kelly, Lord of Hy-Many, marched with an army to Upper Connaught against the Clann-Rickard, and remained there nearly three months engaged in mutual hostilities, until at last Mac William subdued the
p.637Clann-Rickard; whereupon the hostages of these latter were delivered up to him, and he returned to his country in triumph.
John Mac Costello, Lord of Sliabh Lugha, died.
Huggin Tyrrell, Lord of Fer-Tulach was slain by the Clann-Feorais Berminghams.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1367. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-seven.
The bishops O'Farrell (i.e. Melaghlin), Bishop of Ardagh, a sage not wanting in piety, charity, humanity, or wisdom; and Malachias Maguire, Archdeacon of Oriel Clogher, died.
Cuconnaught O'Reilly, Lord of Breifny until he resigned the lordship for the sake of God, took holy orders; and Philip assumed his place.
The Clann-Murtough came upon a migratory excursion to Magh-nisse, and made an incursion into : Moylurg. The most illustrious of those who set out on this incursion were Teige, son of Rory O'Conor; Farrell Mac Tiernan, Lord of Teallach Dunchadha; and Dermot Mac Rannall, Lord of Muintir-Eolais: these were accompanied by many gallowglasses. They burned the fortified residence of Hugh Mac Dermot; but Farrell Mac Dermot and Hugh Mac Dermot, Lord of Moylurg, opposed them ; and a battle ensued, in which many were slain on both sides. Teige O'Conor and Mac Rannall then returned, without having gained either booty or consideration.
A victory was gained by Donnell, the son of Murtough O'Conor, the O'Rourkes, and the Clann-Donough, with their retained kerns, over Teige, the son of Manus, on Traigh Eothuile an t-Saoir. The gallowglasses of the son of
p.639Manus, one hundred and fifty in number, were slain; as were also Donnell son of Sorley, Donnell Oge, his son, the two Mac Sweenys, the son of the Bishop O'Dowda, and William Mac Sheehy.
Derbhail, daughter of Mulrony More Mac Dermot, and wife of Ualgarg O'Rourke, was killed by the Clann-Murtough.
Melaghlin, the son of Geoffry Mac Gillapatrick, and a party of his people were treacherously slain by the English.
Teige Magauran and Aengus, son of the Deacon Magauran, died.
Teige and Loughlin, two sons of Aengus Roe O'Daly, and Mulmurry Oge Magrath, died.
Mac Maurice na-m-Brigh; Owen, son of Rory O'Kelly; Murtough, son of Murtough O'Conor; and Bebinn, daughter of Ualgarg O'Rourke and wife of Tomaltagh Mac Donough, died.
The Clann-Murtough made an incursion into Fermanagh, and plundered Inis-mór, Loch m-Berraid, and Senad Mac Manus; and, after carrying off a great quantity of booty, returned home in safety.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1368. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-eight.
The Coarb of St. Maidoc and Archdeacon of Breifny, a man filled with the grace of the Holy Ghost, died, after overcoming the world and the devil.
Hugh, son of Felim O'Conor.
King of Connaught, the foremost among the Irish for valour and prowess, and the Lughaidh Long-handed of Leth-Chuinn, against the English and his other enemies, died, after penance, at Roscommon; and Rory, the son of Turlough, assumed the government of Connaught.
The territory of Carbury was partitioned equally between the son of Manus and Donnell, the son of Murtough O'Conor.
Farrell Mac Dermot, Lord of Moylurg, the lion of the nobility and valour of his tribe; Tomaltagh, son of Farrell Mac Dermot, Tanist of Moylurg; and Cormac Mac Dermot, died.
Hugh, son of Cormac Mac Dermot, assumed the lordship of Moylurg.
Rory, the son of Johnock Mageoghegan, the hawk of the nobility and prowess of his tribe, and the most hospitable man from Dublin to Drogheda; and Tiernan, the son of Cathal O'Rourke, died.
Dermot, the son of Cormac Donn Mac Carthy, was taken prisoner by Mac Carthy, of Carbery, and by him delivered up to the English, who afterwards put him to death.
David O'Toole was slain by the English of Dublin.
William Samonagh, the son of Sir Edmond Burke, the heir of the Mac Williams, died of the small-pox on Inis-Cua.
Fiachra O'Flynn, heir to Sil-Maelruain, the best man of his tribe in his time, died; and his wife died also.
A great army was led by Niall O'Neill, King of the Kinel-Owen, who was joined by the chieftains of the entire province of Ulster, into Oriel, to attack Brian Mac Mahon; and they pitched a camp in the very centre of the territory. Mac Mahon offered him great terms, namely, to cede one-half of the territory of Oriel to Niall, the son of Murrough. son of Brian na g-Coileach n-Oifrinn, i.e. he who had been lord over the territory before himself; and other great gifts to O'Neill himself, as eric for the death of Mac Donnell. O'Neill consented to make peace with him on these conditions; but the son of Murrough Mac Mahon and Alexander Oge Mac Donnell, Lord of the Gallowglasses, without O'Neill's permission, marched, with one accord, with three battalions of kerns against Mac Mahon, and made an assault upon his fortress; but Mac Mahon and his household, being upon their guard, armed and accoutred within their fortress, they responded without delay to the attack; and a fierce and furious conflict ensued, in which they the assailants were defeated by Mac Mahon. The son of Murrough Mac Mahon, Tanist of Oriel; Alexander, the son of Turlough Mac Donnell, Constable of the Gallowglasses; and Owen, the son of Turlough, son of Melaghlin O'Donnell, together with a great number of others, were slain on that occasion.
Thomas O'Flynn, Lord of Hy-Tuirtre, a man full of hospitality and renown, died.
Teige, the son of Manus, son of Cathal, son of Donnell O'Conor, was treacherously taken prisoner by Rory, the son of Turlough (i.e. the O'Conor), in his Rory's own fortress at Ard-an-choillin, after he had been brought thither by Cormac Mac Donough to O'Conor's house. He was afterwards given up to Donnell, son of Murtough O'Conor, by whom he was at last killed in the castle of Sligo. It was afterwards common to compare any evil deed with those acts committed against the son of Manus O'Conor; so that it became a proverb familiar with every one, that the taking and killing of the son of
p.645Manus was not worse than whatever treacherous deed they used to hear of being perpetrated. In consequence of this taking and killing, a great war broke out in Connaught between O'Conor, Mac William, and Mac Dermot.
Cu-Uladh Mac-an-Ghirr Mac Cawell, chief of his own tribe, and a son of his, who was a learned and illustrious Professor of Sciences, died in England.
William, son of Donough Muimhneach O'Kelly, Lord of Hy-Many, was taken prisoner by O'Madden and the Clann-mic-n-Eoghain. On the same day Donnell, son of Conor O'Kelly, and Ardgal Oge O'Concannon, were slain by O'Maden.
Donnell Mac Namara died.
Slevny Mac Quillin, Constable of the Province of Ulster, died.
Murray O'Farrelly, Coarb of St. Maidoc, and Archdeacon of Breifny Kilmore, died.
Dermot, the Redhanded, Mac Murrough, King of Leinster, was taken prisoner by the English. He was the most valiant of the Irish provincial kings in his time.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1369. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred sixty-nine.
Hugh O'Neill, Bishop of Clogher, a pious and humane man, and Richard O'Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore, died.
The Deacon O'Bardon died.
Cuconnaught O'Reilly, some time Lord of Breifny, died.
Philip O'Reilly was taken prisoner by his kinsmen, and was placed by them in the castle of Clough-Lough Oughter, severely bound and fettered. Manus O'Reilly then assumed the lordship. In consequence of this capture, war and disturbance broke out in Breifny. A great army was mustered by Annadh, the son of Richard O'Reilly, who was joined by Mac Mahon and all the other chiefs of Oriel, to rescue Philip O'Reilly from Manus by force. Manus and his kinsmen however, came, together with their entire forces, to contest the chieftainship of the country for themselves. A battle was fought between them at Blen-cupa, where Manus was defeated. In this conflict were slain the three sons of Cormac O'Farrell, viz. Johnin, Melaghlin, and Fergus; Felim, son of Hugh an Chleitigh O'Conor; the two sons of Flaithim More Mac Conruva, namely, Donn and Brian ; Sitric na Srona Mac Master, and a number of others.
Gerald Kavanagh, heir to the kingdom of Leinster was slain by the Back knight.
Tiernan O'Rourke went upon a predatory excursion into Lurg, and carried off a great prey; but Hugh Oge, son of Hugh O'Rourke, was slain by O'Muldoon, Chief of Lurg, who had followed in pursuit of it.
Dermot Lavderg Mac Murrough, after having been confined for a long time by the English of Dublin, was put to death by them.
Mahon Moinmoy O'Brien, Lord of Thomond, the best and most illustrious of the Irish, died in his own fortress, after the victory of penance. Brian O'Brien assumed the lordship of Thomond after Mahon.
O'Muldoon (Donnell), Lord of the territory of Lurg was slain by the sons
p.649of Niall O'Donnell, who carried the spoils of his territory with them to one of the islands of Lough Erne which is called Badhbha. Philip Maguire, Lord of the Seven Tuathas, set out with a large fleet to take revenge upon the sons of O'Donnell for the death of his Oglach; and a naval engagement took place, in which Niall Oge, son of Niall Garv, the son of Hugh, son of Donnell Oge O'Donnell, was slain on Finn-loch, close to the island.
Brian, son of Hugh Boy O'Neill, a good materies of a king of Ireland, for his nobleness, hospitality, and prowess, died.
A great defeat was given by Brian O'Brien, Lord of Thomond, to the English of Munster. Garrett, Earl of Desmond, and many of the chiefs of the English, were taken prisoners by him, and the remainder cut off with indescribable slaughter. Limerick was burned on this occasion by the Thomonians and the Clann-Culein, upon which the inhabitants of the town capitulated with O'Brien. Sheeda Cam Mac Namara, son of the daughter of O'Dwyre, assumed the wardenship of the town; but the English who were in the town acted treacherously towards him, and killed him. This was a lamentable treatment of the son of a chieftain.
Philip Maguire, Lord of Fermanagh, brought vessels to Lough Oughter took the castle of Clough-Lough-Oughter, and liberated Philip O'Reilly, who was confined therein, and who thereupon re-assumed the lordship.
Melaghlin Mac Mahon, heir to the lordship of Oriel; Brian, the son of Murtough O'Conor; John, the son of Edward Mac Hubert; Donough O'Beirne, Chief of Tir-Briuin; Randal O'Hanly; Cormac O'Hanly; also John Mac Egan, and Gilbert O'Bardan, two accomplished young harpers of Conmaicne, died.
William O'Farrelly, Coarb of St. Maidoc, and Archdeacon of Breifny, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1370. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred seventy.
A firm and sincere peace was made by the Kinel-Owen with each other. Donnell O'Neill gave hostages to Niall as pledges, that he would not contest the lordship with him; and Niall then gave Donnell a share of territory and lands.
Gillapatrick Mac Cawell, Chief of Kinel-Farry; Cu-uladh, his son, and his wife, the daughter of Manus Mac Mahon, were treacherously slain by the sons of Hugh Mac Cawell. Murrough, his Gillapatrick's brother then became Chieftain of Kinel-Farry.
Cahir O'Conor, heir of Offaly, and Murtough O'More, were killed on a predatory excursion by the English of Leinster.
Duvcovla, the daughter of O'Reilly, and wife of Philip Maguire, died.
Manus O'Reilly was taken prisoner by the sons of Thomas, the son of Mahon O'Reilly, and confined in the castle of Clough-Lough-Oughter.
Cathal, son of Davock O'Concannon, Lord of Hy-Diarmada; Joanna Cam, daughter of Mac Carthy, and wife of Mac Namara; Sheeda, of Kilkenny, son of John Mac Namara; John O'Hara, heir to the lordship of Leyny; and Dermot, son of Cathal Oge O'Conor, died.
Niall O'Neill, Lord of Kinel-Owen, routed Brian Mac Mahon, Lord of Oriel; and very great numbers of Mac Mahon's people were cut off by slaying and drowning.
Donnell, son of Melaghlin, and Teige, son of Loughlin O'Kelly, with his two sons, died.
Melaghlin Connaughtagh O'Farrell, and Cathal Oge O'Farrell, died.
Teige O'Rourke assumed the lordship of Breifny; but the Clann-Murtough, Mac Tiernan, and Conor Roe, the son of Cathal, son of Hugh Breifneach, banished him to the territory of Mac William.
William Donn, the son of Ulick Burke, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1371. The Age of Christ, one thousand three hundred seventy-one.
John O'Grady, Archbishop of Tuam, the leading man for wisdom and hospitality in his time, died.
Farrell Mac Coghlan died while detained in prison by O'Kennedy.
Farrell Mageoghegan died.
Durrough O'Madden (i.e. the son of Owen), general patron of the literati, the poor, and the destitute of Ireland, was killed by one shot of an arrow, in the rear of a predatory party in Ormond.
Brian O'Kennedy, Lord of Ormond, was treacherously slain by the English.
Edmond O'Kennedy, heir to the lordship of Ormond, died.
Teige Oge, the son of Manus O'Conor, was treacherously killed in the castle of Sligo by Donnell, the son of Murtough O'Conor, after he had been sent to him, as already mentioned, by the King of Connaught (Rory, the son of Turlough).
Eachmarcach, the son of Manus, son of Rory, son of Manus, son of Donn More Maguire, a general brughaidh farmer, who dwelt on Lough Erne, died.
Meyler Mac Hubert was slain by o'Conor.
Great depredations were ommitted by O'Dowda (Donnell) in Tir-Fhiachrach Muaidhe ; the whole country was ravaged by him, and its castles were taken, namely, the castles of Ard-na-riagh and Castle-mic-Conor, and all the English that were in them were driven out; and the country was after this parcelled out amongst his kinsmen and his own people.