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Annal 1297


1297 First of January on Tuesday and the thirtieth day of the moon, A.D. MCCXCVII. First year of the Solar Cycle; sixth year of the Lunar Cycle; tenth year of the Indiction. Embolismal year. F.


Conchobar son of Taichlech son of Diarmait son of Conchobar son of Diarmait son of Tadc [Mac Diarmata], king of Moylurg and Airtech, senior kinsman and lord of all the Muinter Mailruanaid, the best man for word and ward, valiance and valour, fight and fray, attack and resistance, shielding and sheltering, probity and princeliness in his time, died and was buried in the monastery of Boyle in the resting-place of his father and grandfather.


Enri Mag Oirechtaig, Bishop of Connor and a Grey Monk of the Cistercian Order, rested.


Magnus O hAinlige, chieftain of Kinel Dofa, was killed by his own father's brother's son and the Muinter Eolais, in treacherous wise, at Annaduff.


Uilliam O Dubthaig, Bishop of Clonmacnoise, was killed by a fall from his horse.


Edward King of England led a great army into France, with spirit and much bravery, but returned without victory or ascendency this time.


Maelsechlainn Mac Briain, Abbot of Boyle, assumed the


bishopric of Elphin. Marianus O Donnabair had been elected previously and he went to Rome to contest the see and died on the journey.


Cu Ulad O hAnluain, his brother, Aengus Mag Mathgamna and many of their principal followers were killed by the Galls of Dundalk as they returned from [service with] the Earl, this same year.