Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
Annála Connacht (Author: [unknown])

Annal 1251


1251 First of January on Sunday and the fourth day of the moon. Eleventh year of the Solar Cycle; seventeenth year of the Decemnovennial Cycle; ninth year of the Indiction. A.D. MCCLI. Embolismal year. A.


Clarus Archdeacon of Elphin, a provident and prudent man, who mortified the flesh with fasting and prayer, who kept the law of patience and his tonsure, who was persecuted by many on account of his righteousness, the revered founder of the houses of the community of the Holy Trinity at Loch Key, where he chose a place of burial for himself, rested in Christ in that same place on the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday; on whose soul may almighty God in Heaven, Whose servant he was in the world, and to the honour of Whom he built the church at Randoon, the monastery of the Holy Trinity in Loch Oughter and the church of the Holy Trinity at Cell Ras, have mercy.


Gilla Mochonne son of Gilla Mochonne O Cathail was killed by Conchobar son of Aed mac Cathail Chrobdeirg.


Tadc son of Tuathal mac Muirchertaig Muimnig O Conchobair was killed by the Galls this year.


Gilla Crist O Lachtnain, abbot of the Trinity at Tuaim, was drowned in the Irish Sea.


Conchobar son of Cormac son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, one eminent for generosity and valour, rested in Christ.


Gerald Sucach (the Merry) died.


Flaithbertach O Cerbaill, chieftain of Calry, was killed by Art son of Art O Ruairc.


Muiredach O Taidc died.


Thunder and lightning occurred in the summer of this year and killed many cattle and folk in Ireland.


A heavy rain fell on the day of SS. Peter and Paul, so that a ship passed right round the town of Kilmore by the


Shannon, and a mill could have been turned by the stream that flowed from the Arch(?) to Ath na Faithche (Ford of the Green) at Fenagh while Vespers were being sung in the big church on that same day.


Tuimilin Cardin was blinded and his tongue was cut out.


A great frost at the beginning of winter, so that all lakes, bogs and waters froze.


The Connacht clergy held a great synod at Tuaim.