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Annal 1303


1303 First of January on Tuesday and the sixth day of the moon, A.D. MCCCIII. Seventh year of the Solar Cycle; twelfth year of the Lunar Cycle; first year of the Indiction. Common year. F.


Nicol Mag Mail Isa, Archbishop of Armagh, the most godly and bountiful cleric of Ireland in his time, rested in Christ.


Maelsechlainn Mac Bruin, Bishop of Elphin, a Grey Monk and formerly Abbot of Boyle, died this year.


Donnchad O Flannacain, Abbot of Boyle, assumed the bishopric of Elphin afterwards.


Diarmait O Flannacain, chieftain of Toorah, together with his two sons and other nobles of his folk, was killed by the followers of Domnall son of Andrias O Conchobair when returning from a raid in Carbury.


Toirrdelbach O Domnaill, king of Tir Conaill, was killed by Aed his brother, together with many others, such as Muirchertach Mag Lochlainn, Donnchad O Cathain, Donnchad Mac Menman son of the ‘Scholar’ O Domnaill, Niall son of Niall O Baigill, Mac Ugosa and his son and his brother, Adam Cendal and many other Gaels and Galls who fell with them.


The King of England made a great expedition into Scotland and took many cities. The Earl and many Gaels and Galls went [to join him] in a great fleet, and they conquered Scotland


this time. Theobald Burke, brother of the Earl, died at Carricfergus on Christmas eve after returning from that expedition.


Domnall Oc Mag Carrthaig, king of Desmond, died.


Magnus Mag Samradain, chieftain of Tullyhaw, was killed.


Niall Mac Gilla Finnein died.


Muiris son of Uilliam Galta Mac Eochacain rested on the second day of June.