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Annal 1402


1402 First of January on Sunday and the seventeenth day of the moon, MCCCCII. Sixteenth year of the Lunar Cycle; tenth year of the Indiction; twenty-second year of the Solar Cycle. Common year. A.


A huge war between the Earl of Ormond and the Earl of Desmond, and both Macwilliams went to help the Earl of Ormond.


Fergal son of Aed O Ruairc, son of the king of Brefne and a prince eligible for the kingship of the Ui Briuin, was treacherously killed in his own house by Lochlainn Colach Mac Caba a fortnight before Easter. He was buried in the monastery of Sligo.


The Rock of Loch Key was re-taken with great bravery and [...]. . . (?) by Conchobar Oc son of Aed Mac Diarmata from the sons of Fergal Mac Diarmata.


Niall Oc son of Niall Mor son of Aed Mor O Neill, high-king of Ulster, died in the autumn of this year, having won a victory in this world in fame and honour and good repute over the men of the present life. May God and Patrick have compassion on his soul.


Muirchertach son of Donnchad O Dubda, one who never refused anything in the world to a suppliant, if he had it to give, died and made a good end in the summer of this year and was buried at Ardnarea.



Pilip son of Brian Mor Mag Mathgamna, high-king of Oriei, died and made a good end, and Ardgal son of Brian succeeded to his place.


Cu Chonnacht son of Magnus son of Cu Chonnacht O Raigillig, eligible prince of Brefne and only son of Una daughter of Toirrdelbach O Conchobair, died at harvest-time.


Brian son of Domnall O Flaithbertaig, eligible prince of Carn Gegan, rested in Christ.


Death of Tomas son of Seaan na Tuaithe.


The sons of Cormac son of Donnchad Mag Carthaig made an attack on the Barretts and the Barretts defeated them. The son of Donnchad Mag Carthaig's son was captured, with many of his followers, and Art O Caim was killed as well.


Mac Cinaith of Trough was craftily killed by his own kin.


Feidlimid son of Cathal Oc was released from his captivity.


Brian son of Niall Oc O Neill rested in Christ just after his father.


Muirchertach O Flannacain, Archdeacon of Elphin, rested.