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Annal 1238


1238 First of January on Friday and the eleventh day of the moon, twenty-sixth year of the Solar Cycle; fourth year of the Decemnovennial Cycle; eleventh year of the Indiction; the twelve hundred and thirty-eighth year since the Incarnation of the Lord. Common year. C.


Donnchad Uaithnech son of Aed son of Ruairdri O Conchobair was killed by Tadc son of Aed mac Cathail Chrobdeirg this year.


Donnchad son of Duarcan O hEgra, king of Leyney, was captured by Tadc son of Aed mac Cathail Chrobdeirg; and when he was being taken to a place of custody his own kinsmen, the sons of Aed O hEgra, killed him by the way, in Tirarune.


Donnchad son of Muirchertach [Luathsuilech Mac Diarmata] went into Brefne to join O Raigillig. They made a great raid into Connacht, plundering the community of Clooncorpey; and the nobles of Muinter Eolais and many of the Tuatha were killed in pursuing the raiders.


Maelruanaid son of Donnchad O Dubda was killed by Maelsechlainn son of Conchobair Ruad son of Muirchertach Muimnech O Conchobair and the son of Tigernan son of Cathal Micuran O Conchobair.


Castles were built in Muinter Murchada and Conmaicne Cuile and Carra by the aforesaid Barons.


Ruaidri son of Aed O Flaithbertaig was captured by the Galls.


The bell-tower of Annadown was built.


Mac Muiris, Justiciar of Ireland, and Hugo de Lacy, Earl of Munster, marched with a large army into Cenel Eogain and Cenel Conaill, deposed Mac Lochlainn and banished him


from his own territory, gave the kingdom to the son of O Neill and took hostages of Cenel Conaill and Cenel Eogain.


Felix O Ruanada, Archbishop of Tuaim, after resigning his archbishopric for the love of God and clothing himself in the robe of a monk at St. Mary's church in Dublin, [died.]


Cathal Mac Riabaig, chieftain of the Fir Scedni, died.