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Annal 1403


1403 First of January on Monday and the twenty-eighth day of the moon, MCCCCIII. Seventeenth year of the Lunar Cycle; eleventh of the Indiction; twenty-third of the Solar Cycle. Embolismal year. G.


Magnus son of Cu Muige na Cailled (of the Woods) [O Cathain], king of Keenaght, died.


Tadc son of Cathal Oc O Conchobair was killed by the sons of Toirrdelbach Oc O Conchobair and Eogan son of the Abbot O Conchobair in Machaire na nOilech this year, at the feast of St. Bridget, and was buried in the tomb of his grandfather Cathal son of Domnall.


Conchobar Anabaid O Cellaig, king of the Ui Maine, venomous serpent of the Gaels for his swiftness and depredations, died after Unction and Penance and was buried in the monastery of John Baptist in Tir Maine, a house on which he had bestowed many benefits.


Cathal O Dimusaig, eligible prince of the Clann Mailugra, was killed by the Galls; and the poets tell us that he was a right bountiful and valiant man. His brother Brian was killed by them a month later, and Feidlimid O Dimusaig as well.



Findguala daughter of Toirrdelbach O Conchobair, wife of Maelsechlainn O Cellaig king of the Ui Maine, the woman of the best name and fame of her time in Ireland, entered into rest.


An immense hosting by O Conchobair Donn and Muirchertach Baccach (the Lame), lord of Sligo, into South Connacht. They seized the lordship of Eogan O Matadain, son of Murchad, this time and proceeded afterwards into Clanrickard to help Ulick son of Richard against the Ui Maine, whom they subdued on this expedition, and then returned without mishap, without misfortune, to their homes.


Muirchertach Baccach son of Domnall son of Muirchertach O Conchobair, lord of North Connacht, died, after having conquered his enemies in every part of Ireland, on the Friday after the feast of Michael.


A great war arose this year between the men of Brefne and the Clann Donnchaid, wherein some great ones were killed; Tomaltach Oc son of Tomaltach Mag Dorchaid, last chieftain of the Cenel Luachain, was killed between them, and in this war Muirchertach Oc O hElide, a rich and prosperous yeoman, was slain.


Maelmorda son of Cu Chonnacht son of Gilla Isa Ruad assumed the kingship of the Muinter Mailmorda this year.


Eogan son of Seoan O Ruairc was captured by Maelmorda O Raigillig, and Sean son of Tadc son of Ualgarc O Ruairc was captured and wounded by the Muinter Mailmorda. War between the Muinter Raigillig and the Muinter Ruairc resulted therefrom, and on that day Mathgamain son of Gilla Crist son of Flaithbertach Mac Capa was wounded by O Ruairc's men. And it is here that the attack on Cavan was made, as we have already related it, according to another book.


Muirchertach Garb O Sechnusaig, eligible prince of the Ui Fiachrach Aidne, was killed by the Ui Maine.


Seaan Buide son of Seoinin Burke was slain by the posterity of Eogan O Cellaig and the sons of Hubert Dalton.