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Annal 1408


1408 First of January on Sunday and the twenty-third day of the moon MCCCCVIII. Third year of the Lunar Cycle; first of the Indiction; twenty-eighth of the Solar Cycle. Embolismal year. AG.


Amlaib Mag Amalgada, chieftain of Calry, died and was buried at Athlone.


Tomas son of the King of England came to Ireland this year. He took the Earl of Kildare prisoner.



The King's son made a campaign in Leinster after this. Hitsin Diuit was killed on this campaign, and this was a very great loss.


A great plague in Meath this year and Scrope, a very valiant knight and lieutenant of the King of England, died thereof.


Cathal and Conchobar Mae Ceithernaig, Seoan son of Seoan Mac Ceithernaig, and Tomaltach and Domnall sons of Fingen Mac Ceithernaig were killed by the Clan Murtagh this year to avenge the killing of Magnus son of Muirchertach son of Cathal previously by the Clann Ceithernaig.


Thomas son of Hubert son of Edmund son of Hubert [Burke] was killed with one cast of a javelin by Gilla na Naem son of Uilliam Gallda O Taidg an Teglaig.


Feidlim son of Ruaidri O Conchobair made great raids on Eogan son of O Conchobair Ruad this year.


Cormac O Maille was killed by his brother.


Baethan Mac Gilla Ruaid killed Magnus Mag Samradain by throwing a stake at him.


Miles Dalton was killed by his brother, and afterwards his castle was destroyed by the descendants of Cathal O Fergail.


Eogan O Ruairc and the sons of Donn Mag Samradain went into Tir Conaill to make war upon the men of Brefne.


Fergal son of Cu Chonnacht O Raigillig died this year.


Conchobar son of Imar O hAinlide was killed this year by the Corca Achlann and the Cenel Dobtha themselves, on the moor of Cluain na Caillech; and this, the ‘day of the Black Borders,’ was a cruel day both for Cathal Dub O Conchobair and for the children of Imar O hAinlide; and he was buried in the monastery of Roscommon. That was at the beginning of Winter.


Aed Ruad son of Tomas O Birn and Donnchad his son and Brian Buide son of Amlaib Ruad were killed.