THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1501. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred one.
JOHN, the son of Rossa, son of Thomas Oge Maguire, who had been a canon chorister in Clogher, Parson and Erenagh in Achadh-Urchair Aghalurcher, a wise man, learned in Latin and Irish, who kept a house of general hospitality for all that stood in need of it, died in the Ides of June.
Niall, the son of Art, son of Owen O'Neill, died.
Rury, the son of O'Conor Faly, i.e. the son of Cahir, son of Con, son of Calvagh, died.
Rury, the son of Mac Mahon, i.e. of Brian, the son of Redmond, was slain by the sons of Magennis.
A war broke out among the people of Oriel themselves, i.e. between the descendants of Hugh Roe and the descendants of Redmond. Mac Mahon (Rossa) brought his creaghts with him into the Loughty, and drove the descendants of Redmond from the country to O'Neill. Mac Mahon pursued the descendants of Redmond, and they came to an engagement with each other at
p.1261Ath-an-choileir. Turlough (i.e. son of the Earl's daughter), the son of Con, son of Henry O'Neill, assisted the descendants of Redmond; and this Turlough, who was the best son of a lord of the Irish of his time, was there slain by Mac Mahon, as was Mac Donnell Galloglagh (John, the son of Colla), with many others.
The son of Maguire, i.e. Thomas, son of Thomas Oge, son of Gilla-Duv, i.e. the Maguire, was slain on Sliabh Beatha, by the sons of Brian, son of Redmond Mac Mahon, with a slaughter of his people along with him. The following are the chieftains who were there slain: Gilla-Isa, son of Edmond; Thomas, the son of Don, son of Edmond; and Cormac, the son of John, son of Edmond Maguire; Rory Boy, the son of Edmond Oge Maguire; Edmond and Manus Eoghanagh, the two sons of Hugh, son of Brian Maguire; Brian and Donough, the two sons of Teige, son of David, son of Gilla-Boy Mac Manus, and five of the same tribe, besides numbers of others.
The castle of Sligo was taken by means of ladders; and the sons of Rory, son of Turlough Carragh O'Conor, and the sons of Felim, son of Turlough Carragh O'Conor, made their way into it from the top. Calvagh Caech, the son of Donnell, son of Owen O'Conor, was slain in it; and John, the son of Rory, son of Turlough Carragh O'Conor, fell by the hand of Calvagh in the heat of the contest.
Aibhne, the son of John O'Kane, was slain by his own brother, Brian Finn.
Mac Donnell of Clankelly (Gilla-na-naev, the son of Cormac, who was son of Art), was slain by Felim, the son of Donough, son of Thomas Maguire.
Edmond, the son of Rickard Burke, was taken by Mac William of Clanrickard, on his return from the pilgrimage of St. James in Spain. A great ransom was exacted for him, and good hostages of his people, besides his son.
Melaghlin, the son of William Mac Rannall, Chief of Muintir-Eolais, died at an advanced age.
Teige, the son of Turlough, son of Felim Finn, was slain by the sons of Rory Mac Dermot.
Brian, the son of Rory Mac Dermot, was slain by a dart cast from the castle of Tulsk; and it was not confessed who it was that killed him.
O'Conor took a prey from Conor Mac Dermot at Caisiul-Bracain-Ui-Bhrocain, and burned the town.
Donnell O'Higgin, Chief Preceptor to the schools of Ireland in poetry, died, after his return from the pilgrimage of St. James.
Donough Oge Mac Carthy, the son of Donough, son of Cormac, son of Donough, son of Dermot, son of Cormac Finn, son of Donnell More, died. He was Lord of Ealla.
In the Winter of this year Turlough O'Brien, Lord of Thomond, burned the county of Limerick and Cois-Maighe.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1502. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred two.
James, son of Rury Mac Mahon, Coarb of Clones, died.
Art O'Gallagher and John O'Loiste, two abbots who contended with each for the abbacy of Assaroe, died on the one day.
The monastery of the friars in Cavan was procured from Rome, by O'Reilly for the friars of the order De Observantiâ in opposition to the friars of the order De Communi Vita.
Teige, the son of Con, son of Donnell O'Neill; Donnell, the son of Felim O'Neill; Owen Bocht, the son of Niall, son of Henry O'Neill; and Donnell, the son of Philip Maguire, died.
Teige, son of Tomaltagh the Hospitable Mac Dermot, Tanist of Moylurg, was exultingly slain at Coillte Cleirigh, by the sons of Rory Mac Dermot.
The defeat of Tulach-finn, in Glen-Eidhnighe, was given by the sons of Turlough Oge, the son of Turlough, son of Niall Roe, to O'Boyle, their paternal uncle, i.e. Niall Boy, where O'Boyle himself and his two sons, Rury and Donnell Ballagh, and others, were slain. It was O'Boyle himself that had plotted a snare against the sons of Turlough, by which he himself was killed.
An incursion was made by O'Reilly (John, the son of Cathal) against Philip, the son of Turlough Maguire, and he traversed and burned the level part of the district lying above Clann-Awley, and slew Edmond, the son of Philip Reagh Mac Awley, and some others. Of O'Reilly's own army were slain O'Reilly's own son, Donnell-an-mhagha, and the son of Mac Mael-Martain, i.e. Conor.
Donough, the son of Conor, who was son of Thomas Oge Maguire, died of the virulence of the wounds inflicted on him in the battle of Sliabh Beatha.
Art, the son of Henry, son of Owen O'Neill, was slain by Art, the son of Con, son of Henry, son of Owen O'Neill.
Owen, the son of Hugh, son of Art O'Neill, was slain by Hugh, the son of Con O'Neill.
Cathal, son of Melaghlin Duv Magauran, was slain by the sons of O'Reilly, at the instigation of the son of Brian Magauran and his sons.
Hugh Oge, son of Hugh Roe O'Donnell, mustered a force, and, being joined by Maguire, i.e. John, they made an incursion into Dartry-Coninsi, against the
p.1267son of John Boy Mac Mahon; and they totally burned his town and the whole territory. The spoils of the country fled before them. The people of Oriel from the River Owenagh inwards, the descendants of Felim O'Reilly, and the descendants of Donough Maguire, came up, and opposed them; but the son of O'Donnell and Maguire made a brave and triumphant retreat from them all, and slew some of their pursuers, among whom was Felim, the son of Conor, son of Felim O'Reilly, with many others, and returned safe to their homes.
Donough O'Brien died. He was the son of Brian, son of Conor, son of Mahon, son of Murtough, son of Turlough, son of Teige, son of Conor-na-Siudaine, son of Donough Cairbreach, &c. This Donough was the fountain of the prosperity and affluence of all Munster; he was Lord of that district extending from Adare to Limerick, and from Baile-nua to Mainistir-an-aenaigh, (and) Lord of Aharlagh and Coill-Beithne.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1503. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred three.
O'Beollain, Coarb of St Columbkille at Drumcliff, died.
Maguire, i.e. John, son of Philip, son of Thomas More, i.e. Gilla-Duv, the choice of the chieftains of Ireland in his time, the most merciful and humane of the Irish, the best protector of his country and lands, the most warlike opponent of inimical tribes and neighbours, the best in jurisdiction, authority, and
p.1269regulation, both in Church and State, died, in his fortress at Enniskillen, on Sunday, the 7th of the Calends of April, after having heard mass, and after the victory of Unction and Penance, and was buried in the monastery of the friars at Donegal, which he had selected as his place of interment.
The son of O'Donnell, i.e. Donough-na-nordog, was taken prisoner by the sons of Con O'Neill, and some Scots who were along with them (the sons of Con), and brought to O'Donnell, i.e. Hugh Roe; and Donnell, the son of O'Donnell, maimed Donough (at the river which is called Dael), in consequence of which he died.
Brian, the son of Hugh Maguire, died.
Edmond, the son of Owen, son of Hugh Maguire, with the son of Torlogh O'Muldoon, were slain, in a nocturnal affray, by Brian, the son of Hugh Maguire.
The son of O'Kane (Richard) was maimed by his own brother, Donnell Cleireach.
Theobald, the son of Walter Burke, Lord of Conmaicne-Cuile-Toladh in the county of Mayo, head of the humanity and hospitality of the English of Connaught, died at an advanced age.
Turlough Oge O'Conor (i.e. O'Conor Don) died at Ballytober-Bride in the county of Roscommon, after a long sickness.
Mac William of Clanrickard gave a very great overthrow to O'Kelly and a party of the people of Conmaicne-Cuile, where the greater part of the gallowglasses of both the Clann-Donnell and Clann-Sweeny were slain around their constables, and where Walter, the son of John Burke, a distinguished captain, was also slain.
Theobald, the son of Walter Burke, Lord of Muscraighe-Chuirc, was slain by Donough-an-Chuilinn, the son of O'Carroll, and Conor O'Dwyer.
The Earl of Kildare went to England, and returned home with success, bringing with him his son, who had been in the custody of the King of England.
A hosting by the same Earl, attended by the English and Irish of Leinster, to Magh-line and to Carrickfergus; and he demolished the castle of Belfast, and made the son of Sandal constable of Carrickfergus.
A very great army was led by Niall, the son of Con, son of Hugh Boy O'Neill, with his English and Irish confederates, into Tyrone, and traversed all Tyrone and Iveagh, and brought all his men in safety to his house.
A battle was gained by the sons of Brian, son of Niall Gallda O'Neill, in which the chiefs of the English of Carrickfergus were slain or taken prisoners.
Randal More, son of Giolla Easpuig, who was son of Mac Donnell, Constable of the Scotsmen of Ireland, died in Duibhthrian-Uladh.
Hugh, the son of Conor, son of O'Conor Roe, and Rory, the son of Donough the Black-eyed, two select tanists, were treacherously slain by the young descendants of Felim Finn O'Conor.
Felim, the son of Mulrony Mac Rannall, worthy heir to the chieftainship of his country, and Donough Baisileir Mac Maoiltuile, died.
Mac Carthy More, i.e. Teige, the son of Donnell Oge, defender of his patrimony, humbler of his enemies, and exalter of his friends, died.
Cormac, the son of Donough, son of Donnell Reagh Mac Carthy, died. He was a man who had retained the lordship and tanistry of Hy-Carbery in despite of his father's brother, Dermot-an-Duna.
The Knight of Glynn died, namely, Edmond, son of Thomas, son of Philip, son of John, son of the Knight.
Teige Boirneach, Murrough and Mahon, two sons of Mahon O'Brien; Conor, the son of Brian, son of Murtough, son of Brian Roe; the son of O'Loughlin, i.e. Conor. the son of Rory, son of Ana; and Murtough, the son of Turlough,
p.1273son of Murrough, son of Teige; went with Owen, the son of O'Flaherty, into West Connaught, with numerous forces, the same Owen having drawn them thither against his kinsmen (Rory Oge and Donnell of the Boat, two sons of O'Flaherty), who were encamped at Cael-shaile-ruadh, awaiting them. The O'Briens and Owen attacked the camp, and carried away preys and spoils. The sons of O'Flaherty and the people of the country followed in pursuit of them, so that a battle was fought between them, in which the sons of Mahon O'Brien and Owen O'Flaherty were slain by the O'Flahertys.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1504. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred four.
Gilla-Patrick O'Conolly (i.e. the son of Henry), Abbot of Clones, died, after having obtained the bishopric of Clogher.
Philip O'Reilly, Abbot of Kells, and his brother Owen, who had been a canon in the same town, died.
Manus, the son of Brian Mac Donough, Abbot of the Monastery of the Blessed Trinity on Lough Key, repertory and repository of the wisdom and knowledge of Connaught, died at Cill-Duibhdhuin, and was buried in the Monastery of the Blessed Trinity on Lough Key.
Turlough Maguire, who had been Canon Chorister at Clogher, Parson of Doire Maelain Derryvullan, and Prior of Lough Derg, fell down a stone staircase at the town of Athboy, about the festival of St. Patrick, and died of the fall; and he was buried in the monastery of Cavan.
Rory Mac Mahon, Vicar of Clones, died.
Conor, son of Rory Mac Dermot, Tanist of Sil-Maelruana, the most powerful son of a lord that had been for a long time born in the country, was slain by Mac Dermot, at Bealach-na-n-urbrointeadh.
Art, the son of Carbry, the son of Hugh O'Neill, and his brother, were slain by the descendants of Redmond Mac Mahon.
Brian, the son of Maguire (John, the son of Philip), and Magauran (Edmond), died.
Mac Dermot of Moylurg (Conor, the son of Rory Mac Dermot) was slain by Mulrony, the son of Tomaltagh Mac Dermot.
Faherty recte Flaherty, son of Failge, son of Brian Mac Cabe, was slain by Brian, son of Alexander Mac Cabe.
O'Keenan, i.e. Gilla-Patrick, the son of Teige; Melaghlin, the son of Ahairne O'Hussey; O'Cassidy of Cuil (i.e. Pierce, the son of Thomas), Ollav to Maguire in physic, a man truly learned in literature and medical science, who had kept an open house of hospitality; and Andreas Magrath, son of the Coarb of Termon-Daveog Termonmagrath, a general Betagh, died.
The defeat of Bel-atha-na-ngarbhan was given by John Burke, the son of Ulick, son of Ulick, grandson of Rickard, Tanist of Clanrickard, to O'Kelly, in which fell Walter, the son of John, son of Thomas Burke, heir to the lordship of Conmaicne, and many others of the Clann-Donnell and Clann-Dowell, were slain.
Three castles belonging to O'Kelly, viz. Garbh-dhoire, Muine-an-mheadha, and Gallach, were demolished by Mac William Burke (i.e. Ulick the Third). O'Kelly, i.e. Melaghlin, went to the Lord Justice to complain of the injury done him, the result of which was, defeat of Cnoc-Tuagh.
A great army was mustered by the Lord Justice, Garrett, the son of Thomas, Earl of Kildare. He was joined, first, by the chieftains of Leath-Chuinn, namely, O'Donnell, i.e. Hugh Roe, and his son; then by the principal chieftains of Kinel-Connell, and a party of the Connacians, namely, O'Conor Roe, i.e. Hugh, the son of Felim Finn; and Mac Dermot, Lord of Moylurg. There came also in the same muster all the chiefs of Ulster, except O'Neill, namely, Art, the son of Hugh O'Neill, Tanist of Kinel-Owen; Donnell, the son of Magennis; Mac Mahon, and O'Hanlon; also O'Reilly, and O'Farrell, i.e. the bishop; O'Conor Faly; the O'Kellys; the Clann-William Burke; and the forces of almost all Leath-Chuinn. These numerous forces marched, without stopping, till they arrived in Clanrickard. Mac William of Clanrickard mustered a great army to give them battle, namely, Turlough, the son of Teige O'Brien, Lord of Thomond, and his kinsmen, with their forces, the Sil-Aedha; and Mulrony O'Carroll, Lord of Ely, with all clans and chieftains, joined by the chieftains of Ormond and Ara. Mac William and O'Brien, with their forces, then came to a brave resolution not to yield submission or hostages to their enemies, but to come to a battle with them exactly at Cnoc-Tuagh. A fierce battle was fought between them, such as had not been known of in latter times. Far away from the combating troops were heard the violent onset of the martial chiefs, the vehement efforts of the champions, the charge of the royal heroes, the noise
p.1279of the lords, the clamour of the troops when endangered, the shouts and exultations of the youths, the sound made by the falling of the brave men, and the triumphing of the nobles over the plebeians. The battle was at length gained against Mac William, O'Brien, and the chiefs of Leath-Mhogha; and a great slaughter was made of them; and among the slain was Murrough Mac-I-Brien-Ara, together with many others of the nobles. And of the nine battalions which were in solid battle array, there survived only one broken battalion. A countless number of the Lord Justice's forces were also slain, though they routed the others before them. It would be impossible to enumerate or specify all the slain, both horse and foot, in that battle, for the plain on which they were was impassable, from the vast and prodigious numbers of mangled bodies stretched in gory litters; of broken spears, cloven shields, shattered battle-swords, mangled and disfigured bodies stretched dead, and beardless youths lying hideous, after expiring. After having gained this victory, the Lord Justice proposed to O'Donnell that they should go immediately to Galway, and O'Donnell replied as follows: A considerable number, said he, of our forces have been slain and overpowered, and others of them are scattered away from us, wherefore it is advisable to remain in this place to-night, in token of victory, and also to pitch a camp, for our soldiers and attendants will join us on recognizing our standards and banners. This was accordingly done, and on the following day the Lord
p.1281Justice and O'Donnell proceeded to Galway, the Lord Justice carrying with him, as prisoners, the two sons, and also a daughter, of Mac William. They remained for some time together in this town, cheerful and elated after the aforesaid victory. They afterwards went to Athenry, and obtained possession of the town; whereupon O'Donnell and the other chiefs took their leaves of the Lord Justice, and went home to their respective houses.
A treacherous attack was made upon O'Neill (i.e. Donnell) by Teige O'Hogan and his sons, in O'Neill's own castle of Dungannon; and they took the castle. But God took immediate vengeance on them for that act, for the castle was re-taken from them; and Teige and two of his sons were hanged, and his third son was maimed.
Fineen (i.e. Mac Carthy Reagh), the son of Dermot-an-Duna, Lord of HyCarbery, died; and his brother, Dermot, took his place.
William Mac David, the son of Edmond, died; and Thomas, his brother, took his place.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1505. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred five.
Donough O'Kane, Abbot of the monastery of Magh-Cosgrain, was hanged by Dermot, the son of Rory, son of Manus O'Kane; and Dermot himself was maimed for that deed.
Edmond Dorcha (of the descendants of the Knight) Fitz Simon, Prior of Fore, died.
Laurence O'Flanagan, Prior of Devenish, died.
Donnell, the son of Art, son of Owen O'Neill, was slain by Brian, the son of Con, son of Henry, son of Owen O'Neill.
O'Donnell, Hugh Roe, the son of Niall Garv, son of Turlough of the Wine, Lord of Tirconnell, Inishowen, Kinel-Moen, and Lower Connaught, died; a man who had obtained hostages from the people of Fermanagh, Oriel, Clannaboy, and the Route, and from the O'Kanes, and also the English and Irish of Connaught, with the exception of Mac William of Clanrickard, who, however, did not go unrevenged for his disobedience, for O'Donnell frequently entered his territory, and left not a quarter of land from the River Suck upwards, and from Sliabh O n-Aedha westwards, which he did not make tributary to him. This O'Donnell was the full moon of the hospitality and nobility of the North, the most jovial and valiant, the most prudent in war and peace, and of, the best jurisdiction, law, and rule, of all the Gaels in Ireland in his time; for there was no defence made of the houses in Tirconnell during his time, except to close the door against the wind only; the best protector of the Church and the learned; a man who had given great alms in honour of the Lord of the Elements; the man by whom a castle was first raised and erected at Donegal, that it might serve as a sustaining bulwark for his descendants; and a monastery for Friars de Observantiâ in Tirconnell, namely, the monastery of Donegal; a man who had made many predatory excursions around through Ireland; and a man who may be justly styled the Augustus of the North-west of Europe. He died, after having gained the victory over the Devil and the world, and after Extreme Unction and good Penance, at his own fortress in Donegal, on Friday, the 5th of the Ides of July, in the seventy-eighth year of his age, and forty-fourth of his reign, and was interred in the monastery of Donegal.
Mac Carthy Cairbreach, i.e. Fineen, the son of Dermot an-Duna, son of Donnell Reagh, died; and his brother, Dermot, took his place.
Felim, the son of Niall, son of Art, son of Owen O'Neill, was slain by the sons of Turlough O'Muldoon.
Mac Donnell Galloglagh (i.e. Colla, the son of Colla), O'Neill's constable, was slain at Armagh, by Gillespick, the son of Sorley Roe Mac Donnell.
The sons of Gilla-Patrick, son of Edmond Maguire, took a prey from the young sons of the same Edmond, namely, from Brian and Owen; and Owen, while in pursuit of the prey, was slain by Gilla-Patrick; and Fergus More Mac Cabe was slain on the side of the sons of Gilla-Patrick on that occasion.
Turlough, the son of Maguire (i.e. John, the son of Philip), the two sons of Teige Mac Caffry, and Teige Oge, the son of Edmond Mac Gaillgile, together with eighteen men who were along with them, were drowned in a cot on Lough Erne.
The son of O'Flanagan, i.e. Cormac, the son of Cormac, died.
An army was led by the son of O'Donnell (Hugh Oge, son of Hugh Roe) into Tyrone; and O'Neill's (Donnell) town, Dungannon, the town of Hugh, the son of Donnell O'Neill, were burned by him; and he traversed from the Abhainn-mor inwards without meeting with any opposition. Upon his return he laid siege to Castlederg, took that castle from the sons of Niall, the son of Art, and left his warders in it; and he proceeded from thence to Cill mic-Nenain, where he was nominated Lord of Tirconnell, on the 2nd day of August, by consent of God and man.
Carbry, the son of Brian O'Higgin, Professor of Poetry, died in Westmeath; and Brian Oge, the son of Brian, son of Donnell Cam O'Higgin, died.
John, the son of Rickard Burke, choice of the English youths of Ireland. was treacherously slain by the sons of Ulick Burke, in the monastery of ToberPatrick.
The castle of Ballintober was taken by O'Conor Don and Mac Dermot from the descendants of Grainne, daughter of O'Kelly. A peace was afterwards made; and their patrimonial inheritance was given to the descendants of Grainne.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1506. The Age af Christ, one thousand five hundred six.
Thomas Boy Mac Cosgraigh, Erenagh of Clones, and John O'Fiaich, Erenagh of the third part of Airech-Broscaigh Derrybrusk, died.
The son of Maguire, i.e. Hugh, the son of Edmond, son of Thomas Oge Maguire, was slain in pursuit of a prey which the sons of Con, son of Henry O'Neill, were carrying off from Cuil-na-nOirear. It was Philip, the son of Edmond, son of Gilla-Patrick, that slew him.
James, the son of Philip, son of Gilla-Duv Maguire, a prudent and pious man, died, and was interred at Donegal.
Manus, the son of Godfrey Roe Maguire, and Felim, the son of Brian of Teallach-Eachdhach Tullyhaw, died.
Thomas, the son of Oliver Plunkett, was slain by the descendants of Mahon O'Reilly, namely, by Calvagh, the son of Felim, and his sons; in consequence of which, a war broke out between the English and the Irish.
The son of O'Kane, i.e. Brian Finn, the son of John, was slain by Donnell, the son of Niall, son of Henry, son of Owen O'Neill; and a son of this Brian was slain by Donough O'Kane.
Mac Quillin, i.e. Walter, the son of Cormac, son of Jenkin, was slain by O'Kane, i.e. Thomas, the son of Aibhne. There were slain along with him two sons of Tuathal O'Donnell, two sons of O'Hara, three sons of O'Boylan, two sons of O'Quin, and seventeen of the chief men of his tribe, in the territory of the Route.
Hugh Roe, the son of Glasny Mac Mahon, was slain by O'Reilly (John, the son of Cathal) and his sons.
Donnell O'Craidhen O'Crean, a pious and conscientious merchant, died, while hearing mass in Donegal.
Paidin O'Mulconry, only choice of Ireland in his time for history and poetry, died.
Ath-Trim was burned by lightning.
Mac Carthy Cairbreach, i.e. Dermot, the son of Dermot-an-Duna, son of Donnell Reagh, died.
O'Kane, i.e. Thomas, the son of Aibhne, and the sons of John, son of Aibhne, namely, Donough and Donnell Cleireach, went eastwards across the Bann, and carried off from thence many herds, and horses, and returned in exultation and triumph.
Catherine, daughter of the Earl of Desmond, i.e. Thomas, the son of James, Lady of Hy-Carbury, a charitable and truly hospitable woman, died. It was by her that Beann-dubh and Dun-na-m-beann were erected.
The bridge of Port-Croisi upon the Shannon was erected by O'Brien, i. e. Turlough, the son of Teige, son of Turlough; Donnell, his brother; the Bishop of Killaloe; and the Bishop of Kilfenora.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1507. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred seven.
John Pauint, Bishop of Meath, a friar preacher, and Pierce O'Maeluire, Abbot of Clogher, died.
Grainne, the daughter of Maguire (i.e. Edmond), and wife of Philip, the son of Turlough Maguire, a charitable and truly hospitable woman, and Catherine, daughter of Cuconnaught, son of Manus Mac Mahon, died.
O'Flanagan of Tuath-Ratha, i.e. Murtough, the son of Murtough, died.
A nocturnal assault. Niall Roe, the son of Donnell, son of Niall Garv.
Henry, the son of Hugh O'Neill, a distinguished captain, a man most skilled in every science, died.
Felim Maguinnsenain, Official of Tirconnell, a select Brehon, an ecclesiastic eminent for piety and benevolent deeds, died on the 12th of July.
Joan, daughter of Mac Mahon (i.e. Hugh Roe), died.
An army was led by O'Donnell (Hugh Oge, the son of Hugh Roe) into Tyrone; he pitched his camp around O'Neill's castle of Dungannon, and slew numbers of the people of the town, besides Mac Gilroy, i.e. Brian. O'Neill made peace with O'Donnell, and O'Donnell thence went to the Lord Justice. After O'Donnell's departure O'Neill plundered Kinel-Moen, and slew Brian, the son of O'Gormly.
Niall, the son of Con, son of Hugh Boy, son of Brian Ballagh O'Neill, was taken prisoner by the people of Carrickfergus. He remained for some time in their custody, but was at last liberated, sixteen hostages being obtained in his stead.
A war broke out between O'Neill and the sons of Con O'Neill; and the sons of Art sided with the sons of Con, and they took three preys from Kinel-Farry. Great depredations were afterwards committed by O'Neill upon the sons of Art.
Hugh, the son of Turlough, son of Philip Maguire, was slain by the son of O'Rourke, Tiernan Oge, the son of Owen.
The son of Maguire (Teige, the son of Conor, son of Thomas Oge) was slain by the sons of Donough Maguire and Redmond Oge Mac Mahon.
The Great Castle of Carrickfergus and the mayor of the town were taken by Niall, the son of Con, who had some time before been taken by them; and he rescued his own hostages who were in the castle.
The church of Achadh-beithe Aghavea was burned; and the greater part of the riches of the country were burned within it.
Edmond, the son of Thomas Oge, son of Thomas Oge, died of one night's sickness.
O'Dunan of Domhnach-maighe-da-Chlaoine was killed with a stab of a knife by his own brother, Gilla-Patrick, son of Philip.
Brian, the son of Magauran (Donnell Bearnach), was slain by Turlough, the son of Hugh, son of Owen Magauran.
Mac Conmidhe (Solomon, the son of John, son of Solomon), Ollav to O'Neill, an adept in rhyming, general literature, and poetry, and who kept a house of general hospitality, died on the 30th of October.
Magrath ( Thomas, the son of Philip, son of Thomas, son of Maelmurry Oge, son of Maelmurry More); O'Cuill (Kenfaela); O'Daly Finn (Godfrey, the son of Donough); O'Daly Cairbreach (Aengus, the son of Aengus Caech); and O'Geran (i.e. John, the son of Conor), died.
Mac Ward of Oriel, i.e. Gilla-Patrick, the son of Hugh, and Tuathal Boy, the son of Adam Garv Mac Ward, were both slain by Cu-Uladh O'Connolly and his kinsmen.
The castle of Druim-da-Ether Dromahaire and the castle of the Derg Castlederg, fell.
Barry Roe, i.e. James, the son of James, went on a pilgrimage to Spain, attended by many of the chiefs of his people; and after having performed their pilgrimage they embarked on board a ship, to return home, but no further account, as to whether they survived or perished was ever received. Upon the pilgrimage aforesaid, along with Barry, was drowned Donnell, the son of Teige, son of Gilla-Michael O'Fiaich, qualified by his knowledge of Latin and poetry to become chief professor of history for Ireland and Scotland.
John Burke, the son of Ulick, son of Ulick, son of Rickard Oge, Tanist of Clanrickard, the noblest of the English of Ireland, a vessel filled with hospitality and truth, and a link of steel in sustaining the battle, died.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1508. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred eight.
Maigi Magrath, Bishop of Clonfert, a prosperous, religious, wise, and pious man, died; and David, the son of Thomas Burke, who was appointed his successor in the bishopric, died on his way from Rome.
Thomas O'Conghalain, Bishop of Elphin, and Walter Blake, Bishop of Clonmacnoise, died.
William Oge, the son of Art Mac Cawell, Dean of Clogher, died. He was brother of Owen, Bishop of Clogher.
O'Molloy (Hugh Oge) was killed in his own castle by his own kinsmen.
Donnell O'Brien (i.e. the son of Brian), son of Turlough, Tanist of Thomond, and Garrett, the son of Hugh, son of Cathal O'Reilly, died.
The son of Mac Mahon, i.e. Redmond Oge, son of Redmond, was slain at Domhnach-maighe-da-Chlaoine, on St. Patrick's festival, by the son of Maguire, i.e. Philip, the son of Edmond. This act was perpetrated thus: Philip went to the town to hear mass, in honour of St. Patrick, and while they he and his attendants were at mass within the church, Redmond Oge came around the church with a large party, and set fire to the four corners of the building. When Maguire heard of this, he said that he would not suffer the church of St. Patrick to be burned; and, exciting his people to courage, Philip, with his kinsmen, came out in the name of God and of St. Patrick. A conflict ensued, in which Redmond was thrown from his horse, and afterwards slain, together with his foster-brother, the son of Brian Roe Mac Gillabride; and prisoners were also taken there. And the names of God and St. Patrick were magnified by this occurrence.
Cormac O'Keenan, a learned historian and poet, and Donough, the son of Brian, son of Philip Maguire, died.
Murtough, the son of Hugh, son of Farrell Oge, son of Farrell Roe Mageoghegan, was slain by his own kinsmen.
Philip, the son of Brian, son of Felim O'Reilly, a captain, and a man who kept a house of hospitality, and who was full of knowledge of each science, died, after gaining the victory of Unction and Penance.
Tiernan Oge, the son of Owen O'Rourke (i.e. the O'Rourke), was slain by John, the son of Tiernan Finn O'Rourke.
Niall, the son of Alexander Mac Cabe, and Henry, the son of Brian Mac Cabe, died.
O'Donnell (Hugh Oge, the son of Hugh Roe) went with boats upon Lough Erne, took the castle of Enniskillen from Rory Maguire, and delivered it up to Philip, the son of Turlough Maguire; he also obtained the hostages of the country. O'Neill, i.e. Donnell, and Maguire, i.e. Conor, came to Enniskillen to meet O'Donnell; and they gave him his demands, and made peace with him. Philip, the son of Brian Maguire, demolished his own castle through fear of O'Donnell. The sons of Brian left the country, i.e. Rory went over to O'Rourke, and Philip to Art Oge, son of Con O'Neill.
The son of O'Kane (Godfrey, the son of Thomas) was slain by the descendants of Manus O'Kane.
John Mac Donnell Gorm was slain by Mac Quillin.
An army was led by O'Donnell into Lower Connaught, and brought the hostages of Lower Connaught with him to his house.
Brian, the son of Philip, son of Donough Maguire, was taken prisoner by Maguire, in the church of Achadh-lurchaire Aghalurcher.
Philip Oge Magawley, i.e. son of Philip Reagh, son of Brian, son of Auliffe, son of Philip, son of Auliffe, son of Don Carragh Maguire, died. He was the head of his own tribe, and kept a house of hospitality.
Cormac, the son of Niall, son of Gilla-Duv, son of Hugh Maguire, was slain, in a nocturnal assault, by the people of Teallach-Eachdhach Tullyhaw and the sons of Philip, son of Brian Maguire.
Edmond, the son of Manus O'Gormly, was slain by Con, the son of Niall
Bearnagh, son of Henry, son of Owen O'Neill; and Con himself was slain in the same month by Brian, the son of Con, son of Henry, son of Owen.
An attack was made on Maguire, i.e. Conor, by the sons of Donough Maguire (Thomas, Philip, and Felim), and by the sons of John Boy Mac Mahon. Maguire opposed them, and routed them, and slew Felim, the son of Donough; he also struck and took prisoner Brian, the son of John Boy Mac Mahon; and also made a prisoner of Owen, the son of Thomas, son of Art Roe Mac Mahon.
Great depredations were committed by Art, the son of Con O'Neill, upon the Kinel-Farry. Owen, the son of O'Neill, and the sons of Mac Cawell, overtook him; and Aengus, son of Sorley Bacagh, was slain on the side of Art; but Art himself made his escape from them, and carried off the prey.
Aibhilin, the daughter of O'Kane (Thomas), and wife of Owen Roe, the son of O'Neill, died.
Donnell (i.e. Mac-I-Brian-Ara), the son of Teige, son of Turlough, son of Murrough-na-Raithnighe, a distinguished captain, who was kind to friends, and fierce to enemies, died, having spent nearly one hundred years in nobleness and illustrious deeds.
O'Driscoll More (Conor, the son of Fineen, son of Maccon) died. He was a brave and protecting man, the friend of the religious orders and the learned; and his son Fineen was installed in his place, after being liberated, for he had been imprisoned in Cork for more than a year.
Mac Carthy More (Donnell, the son of Teige, son of Donnell Oge), a comely and affable man, and who had a knowledge of the sciences, died.
A war arose between Teige, the son of Donnell, i.e. the son of that Mac Carthy, and Mac Carthy's brother, i.e. Cormac Ladhrach, son of Teige, son of Donnell Oge, whence came the destruction of their people, for upwards of three hundred and sixty persons fell in the conflicts between them.
The son of Mac Pierce died, i.e. James, the son of Edmond, son of James, son of William, the son of Mac Pierce Butler. He was a knight in dexterity of hand, and a hero in valour.
The monastery of O'Rourke's town, which is called Carrickpatrick in Connaught, in the diocese of Ardagh, was commenced by O'Rourke (Owen) and his wife, Margaret, the daughter of Conor O'Brien.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1509. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred nine.
Brian, the son of Teige Maguinnsennain, Official of Clogher, died.
Donough Mac Rory, Erenagh of Machaire-na-Croise, an humble, meek man, for the love of God, and a man who kept a house of hospitality died.
The son of O'Neill (Art, the son of Con, son of Henry, son of Owen) was treacherously taken prisoner by Art of the Castle, son of Niall, son of Art, son of Owen O'Neill, although he was his gossip, and had been invited by him to his own castle; and his son, Niall Mac Art, and Felim O'Melaghlin, were also taken prisoners along with him, and delivered into the hands of O'Donnell. Great troubles arose out of this capture.
An army was led by the Lord Justice, the Earl of Kildare, into Tyrone, at the instance of the sons of Con O'Neill; but the sons of Con had obtained O'Neill's castle of Dungannon before the Lord Justice arrived at it. The Lord Justice proceeded thence to the castle of Omagh, and took it, making prisoners of Turlough, the son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, and Owen Roe Mac Sweeny. The Lord Justice demolished the castle, and then returned home.
O'Neill (Donnell, the son of Henry, son of Owen), Lord of Tyrone, a man who of all the Irish chieftains had destroyed most men, and about whom the most had been destroyed, who had carried on the most war, and committed most depredations in contending for the lordship, until he finally gained it,
p.1303died on the sixth day of the month of August; and Art, the son of Hugh, son of Owen O'Neill, was inaugurated in his place.
An army was led by O'Donnell (Hugh Oge, son of Hugh Roe) against Mac Dermot, and he destroyed much in Moylurg. Thomas, the son of Redmond, son of Philip Maguire, was slain in this army. And O'Donnell returned from that expedition.
O'Boyle (Edmond Boy, the son of Niall) was slain at night, with one cast of a javelin, at Luachros, by Conor Oge O'Boyle.
Art O'Neill was released from captivity, and other hostages were given in his stead, namely, his own son, and his brother Brian.
Philip, the son of Brian, son of Philip Maguire; Maelmora (Myles), son of Failge (Faly), who was son of Donnell Bane O'Reilly; and Owen, the son of Con, son of Hugh Boy O'Neill, died.
An attack was made by Brian, the son of Con O'Neill, upon the descendants of the daughter of Mac Murrough, on the margin of Loch Laeghaire. Henry Oge, the son of Henry Oge; Owen, son of Niall Bearnach O'Neill; and the son of Hugh Balbh O'Neill, were slain by him; and sixty-four horses were taken from them.
Cormac, the son of John, son of Conor Oge Maguire; Dermot, son of Flann Mac Ward; and Teige O'Keenan, died.
Mac William of Clanrickard (Ulick, the son of Ulick, son of Rickard Oge), a man kind towards friends, and fierce towards enemies, died.
Mac an Fhiledh (Gilchreest, son of Auliffe), a learned poet, died.
Henry VIII. was made King of England on the 22nd of April.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1510. The Age of Christ, one thousand five hundred ten.
Murtough, the son of Murrough, son of Turlough O'Brien, Bishop of Kilfenora, died.
O'Reilly (John, the son of Cathal) died. It was he who, by permission from the Pope, first brought the Friars of the Observance into Cavan.
Brian Roe, the son of Donnell, son of Hugh O'Neill, died.
Brian, the son of Philip O'Reilly, was slain by the sons of Redmond, son of Glasny Mac Mahon, while in pursuit of a prey.
Mac Cabe of Breifny, i.e. Felim, and Mac Loughlin, i.e. Anthony, died.
O'Fialan (Farrell), a distinguished Professor of Poetry, and Owen, the son of Brian O'Higgan, Chief Preceptor of all Ireland, died.
Mac Ward of Tirconnell (Owen Roe) died at Inis-mac-an-Duirn.
An army was led into Munster by Garrett, Earl of Kildare, Lord Justice of Ireland, attended by the chiefs of the English and Irish of Leinster; and he erected a castle at Carraig-Cital in despite of the Irish. O'Donnell followed with a small number of troops to assist him through Meath, and westwards into Munster, until he joined him at that place. Thence they passed into Ealla Duhallow, and they took the castle of Ceann-tuirc, and plundered the country. Then, proceeding into Great Desmond, they took the castle of Pailis, and another castle on the bank of the River Mang, after which they returned in
p.1307safety to the county of Limerick. They then mustered additional forces; and the Geraldines of Munster, under the conduct of James, son of the Earl of Desmond, and all the other English of Munster, and also Mac Carthy Reagh (Donnell, son of Dermot, who was son of Fineen), Cormac Oge, the son of Cormac, son of Teige, and the English and Irish of Meath and Leinster, then proceeded to Limerick. Turlough, the son of Teige O'Brien, Lord of Thomond, with all his forces, and Mac Namara, the Sil-Aedha, and the Clanrickard, mustered another numerous army to oppose them. The Earl (i.e. the Lord Justice) marched with his army through Bealach-na-Fadbaighe and Bealach-na-nGamhna, until he arrived at a wooden bridge (i.e. the bridge of Portcroise), which O'Brien had constructed over the Shannon; and he broke down the bridge, and encamped for the night in the country. O'Brien encamped so near them that they used to hear one another's voices and conversation during the night. On the morrow the Lord Justice marshalled his army, placing the English and Irish of Munster in the van, and the English of Meath and Dublin in the rear. O'Donnell and his small body of troops joined the English of Meath and Dublin in the rear; and they all took the short cut through Moin na m-brathar to Limerick. O'Brien's army attacked the English, and slew the Baron Kent and Barnwall Kircustown, with many other men of distinction not enumerated. The English army escaped by flight, and the army of the O'Briens returned in triumph with great spoils. There was not in either army on that day a man who won more fame for bravery and prowess than O'Donnell, in leading off the rear of the English army.
Mac Maurice of Kerry (Edmond, the son of Thomas, son of Patrickin), a vessel of wisdom and hospitality, died.
Dermot, the son of Donnell, son of Donnell Mac Carthy Cluasach, died.
O'Donnell (Hugh, the son of Hugh Roe), went upon a pilgrimage to Rome. While he was abroad, his adherents and friends were in grief and sadness after him; and his son, Manus O'Donnell, was left by him to protect the country, while he himself should be absent from it.