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Annal 1412


1412 First of January on Friday and the seventh day of the moon, MCCCCXII. Seventh year of the Lunar Cycle; fifth year of the Indiction; fourth year of the Solar Cycle. Common year. CB.


Richard Barrett made an attack on Coolcarney and the nobles of the land came upon him and drove him to the Moy, where he was drowned. A large number of his followers were also drowned or captured.


Tigernan Oc son of Tigernan son of Ualgarc O Ruairc, a


man well qualified for the kingship of Brefne, died this year, at the end of his thirty-sixth year, between Easter and May-day.


Fergal O hEgra, eligible prince of Leyney, died.


Domnall son of Niall O Domnaill died this year.


O Fergail made war on the Galls and they burnt Fore and killed and captured many people.


The town of Galway was burned.


Sadb daughter of Tigernan O Ruairc, wife of Emann son of Tomas son of Cathal O Fergail, died.


There was war between O Cathain and O Domnaill, with the sons of Seaan O Domnaill on the side of O Cathain. O Cathain and these sons attacked O Domnaill and killed fourteen of his men, including Feidlim O Domnaill's son and Cathal son of Ragnall O Baigill.


Donnchad Mag Brataig, chieftain of Cuil Brigdin, died.


The son of Lochlainn (called the Spotty Boy) son of Donnchad son of Lochlainn O Ruairc, a generous, splendid and prosperous noble, died this year.


The image of Mary at Trim worked great miracles.


Cu Aba Mac Gormain, an officer of O Briain, died.


Caterfina, daughter of Maelsechlainn son of Muirgius Mac Donnchada and wife of Mac Fir Bisig, was drowned in a torrent in going from her own house to the Sunday Mass.


Aed son of Enri O Neill escaped from Dublin and from the Galls, having been ten years in captivity, and brought away many prisoners out of their bondage with him.


Hugh de Lacy and the son of the Earl of Kildare met together at Kilmallock and killed each other there.


A great hosting by Brian son of Domnall son of Muirchertach O Conchobair just before Lammas. He went first into Gallen and then into Clan Cuan and Carra and Kilmaine, taking with him Clann Muiris na mBrig and their drovers. The Clann Uilliam Burc with O Flaithbertaig, the Muinter Maille, the Barretts, the Gailenga, the Coisdelbaig and the Standons assembled to oppose him; but they did not engage or give battle to him and in spite of them he burned these districts and devastated their fields and fired their strong places, to wit, Castlebar, Lehinch


and Baile Locha Mesca, and sent the Clann Muiris with their drovers safe home afterwards. He then forced the Galls and Gaels of Connacht to conclude a peace and returned home safe and sound.


Another hosting was made by Eogan son of Domnall son of Muirchertach O Conchobair, at the call of the descendants of Toirrdelbach O Conchobair, against Machaire Connacht. They devastated that part of the Machaire belonging to the descendants of the son of Feidlim and carried home cows and hostages.


Edmund de la Mare died this year.


Ruaidri son of Cathal O Fergail was killed in Machaire Cuircne by an arrow-shot.