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Annála Connacht (Author: [unknown])

Annal 1345


1345 First of January on Saturday and the twentieth day of the moon, MCCCXLV. Sixteenth year of the Lunar Cycle; thirteenth year of the Indiction; twenty-first of the Solar Cycle. Common year. B.


Toirrdelbach son of Aed son of Eogan O Conchobair, king of Connacht for the space of twenty-one years, and a good man for the kingship of Ireland if God had vouchsafed it to him, was killed by an arrow-shot in Fedaro in Muinter Eolais. He had gone to Rinn Loch to help Tadc Mag Ragnaill against the descendants of Muirchertach Muimnech O Conchobair, and the Clann Muirchertaig Muimnig and the rest of the Muinter Eolais followed him to Fedaro and he was killed at Guirtin na Spidoige (the Redbreast's Field) in that place, as we have already said. And seldom has a worse deed been done with an arrow since Niall Noigiallach son of Eochu Muigmedoin was killed by Eochu son of Enna Cennsilech, than this deed. Aed son of Toirrdelbach was made king in his stead.



Brian O Fergail, a man well qualified to be chieftain of Annaly, died.