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Annála Connacht (Author: [unknown])

Annal 1308


First of January on Monday and the first day of the moon, A.D. MCCCVIII. Twelfth year of the Solar Cycle; seventeenth year of the Lunar Cycle; sixth year of the Indiction.


Maelruanaid Mac Diarmata made a great raid on the sons of Domnall O Conchobair in Carbury.



Another raid was made on them by Brian O Dubda and the Galls of Leyney and Tireragh.


Other great raids were made upon these sons of Domnall by the Clan Murtagh, who had made peace with them and yielded them hostages. The sons of Domnall came afterwards to Slieve Daen, bringing with them nothing but their horses and armour and stud-horses(?): When the Galls of Leyney and Tireragh heard of this they assembled and followed them to Slieve Daen, and the sons of Domnall O Conchobair, with Mac Donnchada, turned upon them, put them to flight and routed them, following them up to Lecc Esa Dara and killing Tomag Mac Walter, Constable of Buninna, and his brother and many others not enumerated here.


Aed son of Cathal [O Conchobair] raided Ruaidri son of Cathal, his own brother, in retaliation and killed Magnus son of Magnus [O Conchobair].


Domnall O Conchobair, son of the coarb of Coman, Archdeacon of Elphin, rested.


Simon Oc O Finnachta rested in Christ.


Imar Mac Geibinnaig died.


Piers Gaveston, a knight and a high officer of the King of England, came to Ireland and he killed O Dimusaig this same year.


A fiery thunderbolt fell down from heaven on the Friars' convent at Roscommon and broke it, on the night of St. Stephen after Great Christmas.


Easter in March this year; destruction of men and cattle; very stormy weather.


Tigernan Mag Tigernain died.