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Annála Connacht (Author: [unknown])

Annal 1293


1293 First of January on Thursday and the sixteenth day of the moon, A.D. MCCXCIII. Twenty-fifth year of the Solar Cycle; second year of the Lunar Cycle; sixth year of the Indiction. Common year. D.


Magnus son of Conchobar Ruad son of Muirchertach Muimnech son of Toirrdelbach Mor, king of Connacht for five and a half years, as the poet testifies: ‘O Conchobair of the fair skin, son of the son of Muirchertach Muimnech, five years and a half to tell was Magnus of the horsemen king,’ died this year after a sickness of three months—one who was terrible and deadly in battles and forays, the most generous and valiant of all the kings of Ireland—on Loch Caircin.


Aed son of Eogan O Conchobair was then made king by the Justiciar and by the King of England's men and on the tenth day afterwards he was treacherously captured by Mac Gerailt; fifty of his men were killed, and great preys were taken from him afterwards.


Cathal Ruad O Conchobair assumed the kingship after


this and at the end of three months was killed treacherously by Ruaidri son of Donnchad Riabach O Conchobair. Aed son of Eogan was released and he assumed the kingship, being supported by the Justiciar.


Murchad O Mailsechlainn, king of Meath, died this year.


Fergal O Raigillig, chieftain of Muinter Mailmorda for twelve years, was killed in the midst of his own stronghold by the Tellach Dunchada this year.


It was revealed to Nicol Mag Mail Isu, coarb of Patrick, that the relics of Patrick and Columba and Bridget were at Saul. He exhumed them and they afterwards wrought miracles and great wonders. And he placed them in a decorative shrine, with much honour.


Mor daughter of Fedlimid O Conchobair died.


Florint O Cerballain, Bishop of Cenel Eogain, rested in Christ.


Muirchertach O Flannacain, chieftain of Clann Chathail meic Muiredaig, died.


Two chieftains of Tullyhunco died this year, Duarcan and Sitrecc [Mag Tigernain].


Tuathal son of Muirchertach O Conchobair was killed by the Luigni.


Cathal Mac Diarmata, king of the Muinter Mailruanaid, was treacherously captured by Aed son of Eogan O Conchobair, at the bidding of Conchobar son of Taichlech [Mac Diarmata] and Maelsechlainn O Flannacain and the Sil Murray at large, and they plundered all Moylurg, its churchmen and laymen. From these offences sprang the ruin of Connacht.


Cathal Mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg, escaped by force from his fetters and afterwards raided the sons of Cathal O Flannacain.