THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1473. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred seventy-three.
Donough, the son of Hugh, son of Philip Maguire, died in his own house, after having gained the victory over the world and the Devil.
Art, the son of Donnell Ballagh Maguire, died after the victory of Unction and Penance.
Cathal Reagh, the son of Don Cahanagh, son of Manus Maguire, and Rory, the son of Art O'Neill, died.
Thomas, son of Maguire (i.e. Edmond, the son of Thomas), was treacherously slain by the sons of Cathal Maguire.
Randal, the son of Geoffrey Mac Rannall, heir to the chieftainship of Conmaicne, died.
Murtough, the son of O'Conor Faly, was slain.
Edward, son of the Baron of Delvin, was put to death in Dublin for his misdemeanours.
Mac William Burke (i.e. Richard) died, having some time before resigned his lordship for the sake of God.
Thomas Mac Feorais Bermingham, Lord of Athenry and of Conmaicne of Dunmore, died at a venerable old age; and his own son, Thomas Oge, took his place; but the title was given to the son of Richard Mac Feorais, in opposition to him.
Rory, son of Hugh, who was son of Torlogh Oge O'Conor, heir presumptive to the government of Connaught, was slain by William, son of Edmond Mac William, at Cill-Bruigh of Baile-an-Turlaigh.
Edmond, the son of Matthew, son of Cuconnaught O'Farrell, died.
William Mac Rannall, half chieftain of Muintir-Eolais, died.
Felim Mac Coghlan, heir to the lordship of Delvin, died.
Mulrony, the son of Farrell Mac Dermot, died.
Mulrony, the son of Cathal, son of Tomaltagh Mac Dermot, was slain by Cormac, the son of Rory Mac Dermot, at Bealach-na-hurbron.
Donough, the son of Farrell, son of Owen, son of Tiernan More O'Rourke, was slain by his own tribe.
Conor, the son of Dermot O'Conor Faly, died.
Edmond, the son of Donnell Boy O'Farrell, died.
A great war broke out in Muintir-Eolais; and much was destroyed between thern, both by burning and slaying. An attack was made by Mac Rannall on the town of Mac Shanly, and the town was burned, and Donough, the son of Donough Mac Shanly, and many others, were slain by him. The descendants of Melaghlin assembled at Tulach, and burned the town. Mac Rannall, Rory Mac Donough, and the sons of Cormac Ballagh, son of Mac Donough, Walter Mac Dowell, and Donough, the son of Turlough Mac Dowell, came up with them, so that a battle was fought between both parties at Doire-Bhaile-na-Cairrge, in which the descendants of Melaghlin were defeated. On this occasion Farrell, the son of Murrough Mac Rannall, worthy of being sole Lord of Conmaicne, was slain, as were also Dermot, the son of William Mac Rannall; Cathal, the son of Owny, son of Murrough; Brian, the son of Dermot Mac Rannall; Brian Mac Shanly, Richard Mac Sherry, and many others besides these.
An army was led by O'Donnell into Lower Connaught, so that he obtained for himself the rents of O'Conor.
The son of Mac Donnell of Scotland, i.e. Gilla-Easpoig, the son of Donnell, son of John of Ilay, died.
O'Dwyer, i.e. Thomas, the son of Conor, son of Thomas, was slain by the O'Kennedys.
O'Higgin, i.e. Gilla-na-naev, son of Rory More, died.
Brian, the son of Robert Mac Egan, ollav to O'Conor Don and O'Hanly, died.
The town of Gaillimh was burned on the second day of the month of June, which fell on Friday, and much property was destroyed in it.
O'Farrell, Irial, was blinded.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1474. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred seventy-four.
The monastery of Donegal was commenced by the O'Donnell, i.e. by Hugh Roe, son of Niall Garve O'Donnell, and his wife, Finola, the daughter of O'Brien (Conor-na-srona), and was granted by them to God and the friars of St. Francis for the prosperity of their own souls, and that the monastery might be a burial-place for themselves and their descendants; and they not only granted this, but also conferred many other gifts upon them.
The Bishop of Derry, i.e. Nicholas, died.
O'Conor Faly, i.e. Con, the son of Calvagh, died in Autumn; and his son Cahir was inaugurated in his place.
Mageoghegan, i.e. Cucogry, the son of Niall, Lord of Kinel-Fiachach, was slain by Hugh, the son of Farrell Mageoghegan. The country was ravaged by O'Conor Faly, and he demolished the castle of Baile-nua, and expelled the descendants of Farrell Roe.
Mac Mahon, i.e. Rury Oge, died, after having gained the victory over the world and the Devil.
Don Roe, the son of Cuconnaught Maguire, was slain by the son of Richard Mac Cawell.
Flaherty, the son of Thomas Oge Maguire, died in his own house, after the victory of penance.
Farrell, the son of John O'Reilly, died.
Great depredations were committed by O'Donnell upon the people of O'Neill, i.e. of Hugh Ballagh, the son of Donnell. A great war broke out between O'Neill and O'Donnell; and the sons of Hugh Boy O'Neill and the O'Neill marched with an army into Tirconnell, and burned Tirhugh, and then returned home again unharmed.
An irruption was made by O'Neill into Tuaisceart, against the son of Hugh
p.1089Boy and the sons of Art O'Neill, and sent great preys before him. The people of the whole territory of Trian-Chongail overtook him, but O'Neill carried away the preys, and returned safe to his house.
A day was appointed for the holding of a conference between O'Conor Don, i.e. Felim, the son of Turlough, and O'Kelly; but, when they met, a breach of the peace happened between them, and they came to a battle, in which O'Conor was defeated and wounded; and his son, i.e. Owen Caech, was taken prisoner, as was also Turlough Caech Mac Sweeny. Owen Caech Mac Sweeny and the son of Dowell Cruama Mac Sweeny were slain. Mac Donough's constable was taken prisoner, and all the gallowglasses were either slain or taken prisoners. O'Conor afterwards died of his wounds, and two lords were nominated in his place, namely, Donough Dubhshuileach, and Teige, the son of Owen O'Conor.
The son of O'Brien, i.e. Teige, the son of Conor, and Dermot, the son of the Bishop O'Brien, had a meeting on account of a dispute they had about land, and Teige wished to take Dermot prisoner, but Dermot gave Teige a stroke of his sword on the top of the head, and let out his brains. Teige's people, however, took Dermot prisoner and gave him protection. Teige died immediately, and Dermot was afterwards hanged by O'Brien, in revenge of his son.
Gilla-Duv O'Hara (i.e. O'Hara's son) was slain by his own brother, Owen.
Teige O'Brien, Lord of Ara, died.
Laighneach, the son of Neill Mageoghegan, died.
Melaghlin, the son of Hugh Mac Branan, and Edward Plunkett, the very best of the English of Meath, died.
Donough, the son of Murtough, son of Hugh O'Conor, of the remnant of the descendants of Murtough Muimhneach, died at Tobar-Oilbhe in Magh-Aoi.
John, the son of Melaghlin O'Farrell, and Dermot Gall, the son of Mac Dermot Gall, died.
Dermot, the son of Conor, son of Geoffrey O'Flanagan, Chief of Clann-Cathail, died on the Friday before Michaelmas Day.
Carbry, the son of Hugh, son of Rory, son of Brian Ballagh, was slain by the descendants of Teige O'Conor.
Gilla-Finn Mac Egan, Ollav to O'Conor Faly, and Thomas, the son of Donnell O'Coffey, died.
O'Daly of Meath, i.e. Carbry, died.
The chieftainship of Annaly was assumed by John O'Farrell, in preference to his brother, who was blind.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1475. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred seventy-five.
Donough, the son of Hugh Mac Sweeny, Prior of Derry, died.
Hugh, the son of Owen, son of Owen Oge O'Neill, a man full of hospitality, prowess, nobleness, and illustrious actions, Roydamna of Kinel-Owen, died in his own house, after the victory of Unction and Penance.
Hugh, the son of Naghtan O'Donnell, was drowned in a cot, at the mouth of the River Bann.
Conor, the son of Brian Mac Donough, died in the month of January.
Donnell, the son of John O'Farrell, was slain by the sons of Cathal, son of William O'Farrell, who were themselves (afterwards) banished to the English.
Murrough, the son of Owen O'Madden, Lord of Sil-Anmchadha, and Dermot, the son of Brian O'Beirne, died.
John O'Farrell, Chief of Annaly, died at Granard, after his inauguration
p.1093feast had been prepared, but before he had partaken of it, and was buried in the monastery of Leath-ratha Abbeylara.
Rury, the son of Ross, son of Murtough Midheach, son of Brian O'Farrell, died, just as he was about to take possession of the chieftainship of Annaly; and the title was bestowed on Rury, the son of Cathal, son of Thomas, in opposition to the descendants of John, the son of Donnell O'Farrell.
Sinnach Fox of Muintir-Tadhgain was slain by Murrough, the son of Art O'Melaghlin.
Edmond, the son of Melaghlin O'Hanly, worthy of being Chief of the three Tuathas, died the fourteenth day before the festival of St. Michael, the day of the week being Thursday.
A great war broke out between Mac Mahon, i.e. Redmond, the son of Rury, and the sons of Hugh Roe Mac Mahon. The sons of Hugh Roe migrated by force into the territory of Fearnmhagh, whither an English army repaired to their assistance. Mac Mahon went into Eoghanach, but again returned into Fearnmagh, whereupon the sons of Hugh went over to the English. Mac Mahon and his forces made an incursion against the English; but the sons of Hugh Roe and the English of Machaire Oirghiall overtook and defeated him, and took himself and Brian, the son of Rury Mac Mahon, prisoners; and a great many others of his people were slain and made prisoners on that occasion.
A circuitous hosting was made by O'Donnell, i.e. Hugh Roe, the son of Niall Garv, accompanied by Maguire, O'Rourke, and the chiefs of Lower Connaught. They proceeded first to Beal-atha-Chonaill, to rescue Brian, the son of Felim O'Reilly, who was O'Donnell's friend and confederate, and to make peace between O'Rourke and O'Reilly. O'Reilly came to Beal-atha-Chonaill to O'Donnell, who reconciled O'Rourke and O'Reilly with each other, and also Brian, the son of Felim; and Philip O'Reilly was given up to O'Donnell, to be detained and kept by him as a hostage for the observance of this peace, besides such others as he himself wished to demand. After this O'Donnell marched to Fenagh-Moy-Rein, whither Mac Rannall came to him. From thence he went to Annaly, to assist the sons of Irial O'Farrell, who were his friends; and he spoiled and burned Annaly, excepting only that part of it which belonged to
p.1095the sons of Irial, whom he left in power and might. He afterwards proceeded through Westmeath, and burned the castle-towns of Delvin, and all the circumjacent country. He remained for one night encamped in Cuircne, in Meath; and the Dillons and Daltons came into his house, and made peace with him. He then proceeded to Offaly, at the request of O'Conor Faly, who was his relative, i.e. Cahir, the son of Con, son of Calvagh, to take vengeance on the English for his father, Niall Garv. He remained for some time in Offaly, plundering and ravaging Meath on each side of him. He demolished and burned Castle-Carbury and Bally-Meyler; he also burned and plundered the territories of Tir-Briuin and Fertullach, and obtained presents from the inhabitants of Mullingar, as a condition for sparing their town from pillage, the country on all sides of it having been already destroyed. Afterwards, at the instance of Colman O'Melaghlin, he proceeded to Coillte-an-rubha, and commenced spoiling Clann-Colman, i.e. O'Melaghlin's country; he burned the castle of Magh-Tamhnach, and the castle of Magh-Eille. It was on this occasion that O'Donnell gave O'Melaghlin, with all his muster and forces, the defeat of Garbh-Eisgir. This was otherwise called the defeat of Bealach-na-g-Corr-Ghad, from the gads or withes which the people of the country suspended about the necks of some of the army, in consequence of the narrowness of that passage. It was on the same day that O'Donnell gained the battle of Baile-Locha-Luatha, where the
p.1097son of Magawley and many others were slain; and he remained encamped for a night there. The next day O'Donnell proceeded with his army to the Shannon. Some of the O'Kellys, who accompanied him on this expedition, collected and brought together all the vessels they found in the neighbourhood, so that in these O'Donnell, with his army, crossed the Shannon into Hy-Many, and there he remained until he rested and recruited himself after his long expedition. He then proceeded through Clanrickard, Conmaicne-Cuile, and Clann-Costello, and marched back again through Machaire-Chonnacht, and from thence to his own country, having received submission, and gained victory and triumph in every place through which he had passed.
Hugh, the son of Owen, son of Cathal O'Conor, William, son of Teige O'Kelly, and Hubert, the son of Rury, son of Rossa O'Farrell, died.
The Baron of Delvins died.
The two sons of Art O'Melaghlin were slain by Colman, the son of Art O'Melaghlin.
The castle of Caladh was taken by Mac William of Clanrickard, and delivered up to the son of Melaghlin O'Kelly, who was the son of his Mac William's own daughter.
Cormac O'Cuirnin, Preceptor of the learned of Ireland, and Gilla-na-naev, the son of Melaghlin O'Higgin, died.
Felim, the grandson of O'Neill, and Mac-an-t-Sabhaoisigh Savadge, were taken prisoners by Con, the son of Hugh Boy; but Savadge afterwards made his escape from him.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1476. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred seventy-six.
The Bishop Magauran died; and John, son of Brian, succeeded him.
Geffrey, the son of Siacus O'Farrell, Prior of Mainistir-Derg, died.
Owney, the grandson of Cathal O'Conor, Light of the wisdom of Ireland, and Chief Master of the sciences, died.
Maguire, i.e. Teige, the son of Edmond, son of Thomas, was treacherously slain by his own brother, Rory.
Donough, the son of Thomas, son of Thomas, son of Philip Maguire, heir to the lordship of Fermanagh, a man full of knowledge, hospitality, and renown, died after the victory of penance.
Tuathal, the son of O'Neill, was slain by the English of Machaire-Oirghiall.
Teige Oge, the son of Teige, son of Tiernan O'Rourke, Tanist of Breifny, died.
Hugh, son of O'Kelly (i.e. William), was slain at Athlone by his own brother, Teige.
O'Hara Reagh the Western, i.e. William, died.
Teige, the son of Owen, son of Rory O'Conor, was treacherously slain by three of his own people, i.e. Rory Roe, the son of Owen, grandson of Cathal, and the son of Cahir, grandson of the Abbot O'Conor, and the son of Donough O'Teige; and they took the castle of Roscommon, but it was taken from them immediately afterwards.
Edwina, the daughter of Donnell, son of Murtough, and wife of O'Conor Don, died.
Dervorgilla, the daughter of Felim Finn O'Conor, and wife of O'Conor Don, died.
Brian, the son of Farrell Roe O'Higgin, head of his own tribe, superintendent of the schools of Ireland, and preceptor in poetry, died on Maunday-Thursday, and was interred at Ath-leathan.
Donnell Reagh, the son of Gerald Kavanagh, Lord of Leinster, died.
An incursion was made by O'Neill into Oriel; and the sons of Mac Mahon, i.e. the sons of Redmond, and Brian, the son of Rury, and all the people of Oriel from the Eoganach inwards, fled westwards to the plain of Tulach; and great spoils and booties were carried away by O'Neill from them from the said plain, and from the borders of Breifne: he then returned home victorious and triumphant.
A great army was led by O'Neill against the son of Hugh Boy O'Neill, and attacked the castle of Bel-feirste, which he took and demolished, and then returned to his house.
John, the son of O'Hanlon, was slain by his own brother.
A great army was led by Mac William Burke into Lower Connaught; and another army was led by O'Donnell to oppose him. O'Donnell advanced to Cuil-Cnamha, and Mac William to Coillte-Luighne. Mac Dermot went over to assist Mac William, and Mac Donough joined O'Donnell. O'Donnell crossed the pass of Finn-tragha; and he was deprived of horses and men on his passage over to Carbury; Mac William pursued him across thither, and they remained for some time face to face, until at last they made peace. They divided Lower Connaught into two parts between them, i.e. O'Dowda's country, the territory of Leyny, and the half of Carbury, was ceded to Mac William, and the other half to O'Donnell.
A great army of the English of Meath marched into Magh-Breaghmaine, so that they demolished Rath-Riabhach, took possession of Pailis, and burned
p.1103the monastery of Sruthair. They destroyed the crops and corn of the country, and returned without having made peace. Mac Rannall went to Magh Breaghmhaine, and destroyed all the corn of that country which had escaped the English.
A great war broke out between the English of Meath and the English of Leinster; and during this war the son of John, son of Mac Thomas, was slain, as were also his three brothers; and the son of Art, son of Con O'Melaghlin, and the son of Maurice, the son of Mac Pierce, were taken prisoners by O'Conor Faly.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1477. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred seventy-seven.
Garrett, the son of the Earl of Desmond, was slain, and eighteen of the Geraldines were afterwards put to death.
Brian, son of Maurice Mac Dermot, was slain by his own tribe.
Ailbhe, the daughter of Hugh Maguire, a woman who, a year before her death, had retired with all her fortune to the monastery of Lisgool, died.
Hugh, the son of Donough, son of Thomas Maguire, and Brian, the son of Conor Oge Maguire, died.
Rory, son of Edmond Maguire, was treacherously slain by Cuconnaught, the son of Redmond Reagh, son of Don, son of Cuconnaught Maguire.
Don, the son of Owen, son of Hugh Maguire, was slain by Donough Oge, the son of Donough, son of Donough, son of Hugh.
Mathew O'Luinin, Erenagh of Arda, a learned historian, died.
Feuds and dissensions arose between O'Donnell and the sons of Naghtan O'Donnell; and on this occasion Niall, the son of Donnell O'Donnell, and Felim, the son of Turlough O'Donnell, were slain by the sons of Naghtan; and much injury was done between them. O'Neill went upon an expedition into Tirhugh, at the instance of the sons of Naghtan, and ravaged and burned Tirhugh, and returned to his house in victory and triumph.
Cormac, the son of Donough, son of Mac Carthy Reagh, was taken prisoner by Cormac, the son of Teige, son of Cormac, son of Dermot Reamhar of Muscraighe, and by the sons of Dermot-an-Dúna, the sons of his father's brother. In consequence of this killing recte capturing, war arose throughout Munster; and all the south was all destroyed, both English and Irish.
The son of Owny O'More was slaine at Baile-Daithi by Mac Pierce Butler and Art O'Conor.
There was a great storm on the night of the festival of St. John the Baptist in this year, which destroyed great numbers of stone and wooden buildings, of crannogs, and many stacks throughout Ireland.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1478. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred seventy-eight.
The Bishop O'Higgin, i.e. Bishop of Mayo-na-Saxon, died.
Bishop Magauran died.
Thomas Duv O'Carbry, Vicar of Achadh-Urchair Aghalurcher, a wise and pious man, died.
The Earl of Kildare died, and Garret, his son, took his place.
Richard, the son of Edmond Mac Richard Butler, was slain by Fineen Roe, the son of Fineen, one of the Ossorians, in the doorway of the church of St. Canice.
Cormac, the son of Donough Mac Carthy, was blinded by his relatives, after having been for some time in their hands.
Donough, the son of Brian Ballagh O'Conor, and Turlough, the son of Turlough Roe O'Conor, died.
Gilla-Duv, the son of Brian, son of Felim O'Reilly, died.
Thomas, the son of Pierce Butler, was slain.
Thomas O'Concannon, Lord of Hy-Diarmada, was slain by the son of his own brother.
A great plague was brought by a ship into the harbour of Assaroe. This plague spread through Fermanagh, Tirconnell, and the province in general. Mac Ward (Godfrey) of Tirconnell died of it, and great injury was done by it through all the province.
Macrifferty, i.e. Ciothruadh, Ollav to Maguire in poetry; Teige Finn O'Luinin, a learned physician and historian; O'Breislen, i.e. Teige, son of Owen, Ollav to Maguire in judicature, and O'Coffey, i.e. Murtough Bacagh, died.
An incursion was made by Hugh Oge Mac Mahon and his household, against Brian, the son of Redmond Mac Mahon. Great depredations were committed by him, and Brian was taken prisoner as he was following in pursuit of the prey.
Melaghlin, the son of Hugh Boy Mageoghegan, Lord of Kinel-Fiachach, was slain, while asleep in the castle of Leath-ratha, by two of his own people, who were afterwards burned for their crime.
Edmond, the son of Conor Mac Rannall, died.
William, the son of John O'Farrell, was killed by the stroke of a pole, cast at him by one of his own people.
A great plague raged throughout all Ireland, of which the Baron of Delvin and Mac Maurice Airig died.
Faghtna O'Farrell was slain by the son of Edmond, son of Hubert Dalton.
Art, son of Colman O'Melaghlin, and Magauran, i.e. Cathal, the son of Donough Ballagh, died.
The son of Farrell O'Gara and Manus Mac David were slain by the descendants of Rory Mac Dermot.
Edmond, the son of Teige, son of Loughlin O'Hanly, was slain by his own tribe.
The castle of Sligo was taken by Mac William Burke from O'Donnell's warders, and given up to the son of Brian O'Conor. Mac William Burke afterwards proceeded to Moylurg, and destroyed that part of it which belonged to Rory Mac Dermot. To avenge this Rory proceeded to Croghan, to oppose Conor Mac Dermot, who was the Mac Dermot, and Mac William's confederate; and he afterwards sat round and besieged the Rock. Engines were sent to him, which had been constructed by carpenters from Fermanagh; and Mac Dermot's only son was slain by the shot of an arrow discharged from one of these engines; and the Rock was taken by means of that shot. The full lordship of Moylurg was assumed by Rory, and Conor was banished.
A great war broke out in the Plain of Connaught between Felim Finn and O'Conor Don, on one side, and the young sons of Teige O'Conor, the sons of Felim, and the sons of O'Conor Roe, on the other side; and all the Plain, both ecclesiastical and law property, was destroyed between them. Turlough Roe, the son of Rory, son of Felim O'Conor, a choice son of a king, was slain in this war.
Teige, the son of Dermot Roe O'Conor, was treacherously slain by the descendants of Brian Ballagh.
A great tempest arose on the night of Epiphany, which was a night of general destruction to all, by reason of the number of persons and cattle destroyed, and trees and houses, both on water and land, prostrated throughout Ireland
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1479. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred seventy-nine.
The monastery of Meelick was founded by O'Madden, on the bank of the Shannon, in the diocese of Clonfert, for Franciscan Friars; and he chose a burial-place for himself in it.
Piarus, the son of Nicholas O'Flanagan, who had been a canon chorister at Clogher, a parson and a prior of Culdees, a Sacristan at Devenish, an official on Lough Erne, a charitable, pious, truly hospitable, and humane man, died, after having gained the victory over the Devil and the world.
A great war broke out between the Kinel-Connell and the Kinel-Owen, for the sons of Art O'Neill went into Tirconnell to make war upon O'Neill, and many injuries were done between them.
O'Neill set out upon an excursion into Tirconnell, and carried off great preys from the sons of Art and from the Kinel-Connell by that enterprise.
Brian, the son of Felim O Neill, was taken prisoner by O'Neill, who afterwards liberated him, having obtained great remunerations for his ransom, and
p.1113his two sons as hostages in his stead to ensure his fidelity. Brian however repaired to O'Donnell to wage war with O'Neill again.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1480. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred eighty.
Maguire, i.e. Thomas Oge, the son of Thomas More, son of Philip, son of Hugh Roe, the most charitable, pious, and hospitable man of his day, the protector of his country against extern tribes, the founder of monasteries and churches, and the maker of chalices, a man who had been once at Rome, and twice at the city of St. James on his pilgrimage, died, and was interred in the monastery of Cavan, which he had selected as his burial place.
Mac Manus Maguire, i.e. Cathal Oge, the son of Cathal More, son of Gilla-Patrick, son of Magnus, a select brughaidh, died, after the victory of Unction and Penance.
Manus Roe O'Donnell was slain by the sons of Felim Reagh O'Donnell.
O'Neill went upon an excursion into Tirconnell, where he caused great conflagrations and did many injuries.
O'Donnell went upon an excursion into Tyrone, accompanied by the sons of Art O'Neill, and the sons of Felim O'Neill, and committed great depredations on Mac Cawell in Kinel-Farry, and slew Brian, the son of Turlough Roe, son of Henry O'Neill, and the son of Mac Cawell, i.e. James. O'Neill and his sons happened to be in their neighbourhood at that time, and the sons of O'Neill and Mac Cawell pursued the preys, and slew the son of Art O'Neill, a distinguished captain, who was along with O'Donnell. O'Donnell, however, carried off the preys, and returned in triumph to his residence with numerous spoils.
Owen O'Donnell, son of Niall Garv, was slain by the sons of Naghtan O'Donnell, at Cluain-laegh, on the 29th of September; and Owen Caech, the son of Manus O'Conor, was slain along with him, and the son of Turlough Carragh O'Conor was taken prisoner.
Rory, the son of Rory, son of Naghtan O'Donnell, was slain by the sons of Niall O'Donnell.
O'Donnell held a conference with the sons of Naghtan and Con O'Neill, at Caislen-na-Finne, and they made peace with each other; and the tanistship of Tirconnell was given to Egneghan O'Donnell.
Redmond Reagh, the son of Donn, son of Cuconnaught Maguire, and Mac Gillafinnen (i.e. Teige, the son of Brian), a chieftain who had kept the best house of hospitality in his neighbourhood, died.
O'Hosey, i.e. Aengus, the son of John, a learned poet, and Farrell Makeogh, another good poet, died.
Cormac, son of Art Cuile Maguire, and Philip Reagh, son of Auliffe Maguire, died.
Art, the son of Rury Mac Mahon, was slain while following in the rear of a prey, which he had taken from the Feadha on the lands of Cu-Uladh, the son of Hugh O'Neill.
A war broke out between the sons of Hugh Roe Mac Mahon and the sons of Redmond Mac Mahon; and great depredations were committed on the sons of Redmond, and they were driven into Breifny to O'Reilly.
A spirited engagement took place between the sons of Edmond Burke and the sons of Richard Burke, in which the sons of Edmond were routed; and the son of Mac Dowell Mac Dugald of Scotland, i.e. Colla, was slain by one cast of a dart, and many others were slain along with him.
John Mac-Gillafinnen, i.e. the son of Brian, and thirty of the people of Brian, son of Philip Maguire, were slain at Bealach-Ui-Mithidhein, by the sons of O'Rourke, i.e. Tiernan and Brian Roe, the sons of Tiernan, son of Teige, son of Tiernan.
An English army came into Tyrone with Con O'Neill, to attack the castle of John Boy O'Neill. This army consisted of the Earl of Kildare, the King
p.1117of England's Deputy in Ireland, and the English of Meath. John Boy himself was in the castle, and kept and maintained the town in despite of the army; and the army returned, and John Boy afterwards made peace with the O'Neill.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1481. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred eighty-one.
Brian, the son of Felim O'Reilly, protector of the learned and the destitute, and who had kept a house of general hospitality, died.
Turlough, the son of Philip, son of Thomas Maguire, was treacherously slain in his own castle on the 5th of October, by Donough Oge, the son of Donough, son of Hugh Maguire. He was a general and perfect gentleman for hospitality, knowledge, and nobleness. He was interred in the monastery of Donegal, which had been selected by him as his burial-place.
O'Hanlon, Felim, was slain. He was a captain distinguished for his nobleness and great deeds.
Cahir Kavanagh, the son of Mac Murrough, was slain by the inhabitants of Contae Reagh Wexford.
Mac-an-t-Sabhaoise (Patrick) was taken prisoner by Con, the son of Hugh Boy O'Neill, and was blinded by him.
Slaine, the daughter of O'Brien, and wife of Mac William of Clanrickard, a vessel full of charity and hospitality, and who excelled the women of her time, died, after having gained victory over the world and the Devil.
Cuconnaught, the son of John, son of Cuconnaught Maguire, and Felim, the son of Donn, son of Cuconnaught, son of Philip, son of Hugh Roe Maguire, died.
A great war arose in Tyrone between O'Neill and John Boy O'Neill; the sons of Art O'Neill and the sons of Felim O'Neill opposed O'Neill in this war. The sons of Art took a prey from the sons of O'Neill, and the sons of O'Neill carried off a prey or two from John Boy; the sons of John Boy pursued them,
p.1119and slew Hugh, the son of Cathal, son of Felim O'Conor, and the son of Gilla-Patrick Mac Cawell, with many others not enumerated.
Con, the son of O'Neill (i.e. Henry), was taken prisoner by the son of Hugh Boy O'Neill, and given up into the hands of O'Donnell.
James, son of Meyler Mac Herbert, was slain by Garrett, the son of Edmond Geangcach Mac Herbert (Fitzherbert).
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1482. The Age of Christ, one thousand four hundred eighty-two.
A figure of the Holy Cross of the Lord removed, and was found on the margin of the lake of Baile-an-Chuilinn; and many wonders and miracles were wrought by it.
Gilchreest O'Fiaich, Vicar of Aire-Broscaigh, a learned clergyman, who had kept a house of general hospitality for the space of eleven years, died.
Con, the son of Hugh Boy O'Neill, fountain of hospitality, and general patron of the literati of Ireland and Scotland, head of the war and protector of the rights of his tribe, and Roydamna of the province, died, after the victory of penance.
Henry, the son of Cu-Uladh, son of Hugh, son of Owen O'Neill, was slain by the English.
Art, the son of Donough Maguire, died.
Maelmora, the son of Cathal O'Reilly, was slain by the sons of Hugh O'Reilly. The sons of Hugh returned to their country with conditions of peace; but the sons of Cathal attacked them, took a house upon them, and slew the two sons of Felim, son of Hugh, and some others.
Brian, the son of Felim O'Neill, was slain by the son of Con, son of Hugh Boy, and the descendants of Henry Aimhreidh. This Brian was illustrious for hospitality and dexterity at arms, and for his purchases of poems and songs.
Donough Oge, son of Donough Maguire (by whom Turlough, the son of Philip Maguire, had been slain), was slain by one cast of a javelin.
Murrough, the son of Teige, son of Cathal Oge Mac Rannall, was slain by the descendants of Art O'Rourke.
Dermot, the son of Loughlin Oge O'Hanly, heir to the chieftainship of Kinel-Dofa, was treacherously slain by his kinsmen, the descendants of Gilla-na-naev O'Hanly, in violation of a treaty entered into before the relics of Connaught, and of the guarantees of some of its chieftains.
Rory Boy O'Hanly, Chief of Kinel-Dofa, died at a venerable old age; and Teige, his kinsman, took his place.
An army was led by Rory Mac Dermot, Lord of Moylurg, and Teige Mac Rannall, Lord of Conmaicne of Moy Rein, against Kinel-Dofa, to take revenge of them for having violated their guarantees, and they burned the house of O'Hanly, and slew Donough, the son of Siacus Carragh, and the son of O'Conor, grandson of Cormac. They were however routed by the inhabitants of the territory and pursued as far as Bel-an-atha-fada, whither Felim Finn O'Conor came to check the pursuers and stopped the flight.
Brian Oge, the son of Brian, son of Cathal Duv O'Conor, was slain by the descendants of Teige O'Conor at Cuirrcach-an-Aragail.
Art O'Conor defeated Oliver Plunkett at Ath-na-gCeannaigheadh, slew many of his people, and took himself prisoner.
Donnell, son of Rury O'Conor, Lord of Corcomroe-Ninais, died, and his relative, Dermot, took his place.
Felim, the son of Felim O'Conor of Corcomroe, was treacherously killed by the sons of Conor O'Conor. Carbry, son of O'Conor Roe, a brave and warlike man, and presumptive heir to the lordship over the descendants of Conor Roe, died.
Erard O'Mulconry, Ollav of Sil-Murray in history and poetry, who was learned in Latin and Irish, died, after having gained the victory over the world and the Devil, and was interred at Elphin. Seery O'Mulconry succeeded him.
Murtough Mac Clancy, intended Ollav of Thomond, and Cosnamhach, son of Conor Oge Mac Clancy, died.
Hugh, the son of Carbry O'Conor, was slain by a party of his own people.