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Annála Connacht (Author: [unknown])

Annal 1306


1306 First of January on Saturday and the ninth day of the moon, A.D. MCCCVI. Tenth year of the Solar Cycle; fifteenth year of the Lunar Cycle; fourth year of the Indiction. Common year. B.


Toirrdelbach O Briain, king of Thomond, the most excellent, bold and valorous of his contemporaries, died, and Donnchad his son succeeded to his place.


Fergal Mag Ragnaill, chieftain of the Muinter Eolais, was treacherously killed by Mathgamain Mag Ragnaill, his own brother, and by some of his Council, on the Clachoilen, whence [the saying:] ‘the Clachoilen betrayal.’


Great war between Aed son of Eogan O Conchobair, king of Connacht, with the nobility of Sil Murray on his side, and Aed son of Cathal o Conchobair, with many of the kings' and chieftains' sons of Connacht and the chieftains and eraghts of Brefne and the rest of its eraghts on his, on either side of the Shannon for the space of three months or four. A number of Aed mac Cathail's princes attacked the Tuatha with a large following but were overtaken by a strong pursuing-party. The pursuers slew Flann son of Fiachra O Flainn, a prince eligible for the chieftainship of the Sil Mailruain, and Brian son of Donnchad Riabach O Conchobair and many others who were guarding the rear of the raiders. Much of the spoil was recovered, but a part of it was carried off. Now the best men taking part in these raids were Ruaidri son of Cathal O Conchobair and Donnchad son of Conchobar in Chopain (of the Goblet) son of Fergal son of Donnchad son of Muirchertach Mac Diarmata, one eligible on account of his success and generosity and valour up to that day for the kingship of Moylurg. He had come, before this, to the stronghold of O Conchobair and burned the palace of the king of Connacht together with the houses in the


stronghold. But on this day Aed O Conchobair came up with him and the prey was taken from him, after which he was killed.


Master Tomas O Naan, Archdeacon and Bishop-elect of Raphoe, rested in Christ.


Robert Bruce, High-steward of Carrick, forcibly assumed the kingship in Scotland, in opposition to the King of England.


Domnall Tuirtrech O Neill was killed in an ambush by the household of O Neill.


Sir William Prendergast, the knight of most fame and renown of his time in Ireland, died.


The Clan Murtagh made a great raid in Carbury, in which Dauid O Caeman, a rich and successful farmer, Donnchad Mag Buidechain and many others with them were killed.


Brian Carrach O hEgra was killed by Cormac O Flannacain.


Nicol O Donnchada, a priest who lived as a pure virgin in Drumcliff, [was killed] by Gerran Dub (Black Nag), one of the Barrets, for no cause or guilt but [merely] to inflict martyrdom on him. He rested in Christ; and every person who says a Pater for the good of his soul will receive six score days remission of sins for every time he says it for him.