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Annal 1413


1413 First of January on Sunday and the eighteenth day of the moon, MCCCCXIII. Eighth year of the Lunar Cycle; sixth year of the Indiction; fifth year of the Solar Cycle. Embolismal year. A. Last year of the Ogdoad.


Be Binn, daughter of Maelsechlainn son of Muirgius Mac Donnchada and wife of Master Matha Mac in Oclaig, died.


Henry Barrett was captured by Mac Wattin in the church at Errew on Loch Con, and Tigernan was visiting him every night in a vision as long as the prisoner was in his keeping, till at last he obtained his restitution without ransom. And he gave a quarter of land for ever to God and to Tigernan of Errew in compensation for having violated his sanctuary.


Gillibert Mac Goisdelb rested.


Mac Pilpin died.


Conchobar O Dochurtaig, chieftain of Ardmire and lord of Inishowen, a man full of hospitality and generosity, rested.


Cathal son of Eogan O Matadain, king of the Sil nAnmchada, died.


Tuathal O Maille went into Ulster as a mercenary soldier and spent a year there. And as he was on his way home, about Colum Cille's day, with seven ships full of his people, men and women, a whirling storm of the western sea arose against them and Neptune, ruler of the winds, drove the fleet northwards, with Scotland on their right hand, and six of the ships were


sunk with all on board, including two sons of Tuathal O Maille, Donnchadh son of Eogan Connachtach Mac Suibne and Domnall Ballach the son of Mac Suibne Gerr. Two score and two hundred gentle and simple were drowned with them and Tuathal himself barely managed to land in Scotland.


Tomas Oc O Raigillig attacked the Galls and they had notice of his coming and were prepared to meet him. They permitted him then to capture large preys and Tomas Occ and the Clann Caba were discovered (?) and Lochlainn Mac Caba and Mathgamain Mac Caba were killed, together with many of their followers. A javelin struck Tomas in the leg and he was lame from that time.


The bawn of Roscommon was broken by O Conchobair Ruad and Uilliam Oc O Cellaig and Donnchad Mac Domnaill with his gallowglasses. Mac Diarmata's constable was killed there by an arrow-shot by Diarmait Laignech from the castle through a [...]. . . . (?).


Cormac son of Tadc son of Ruaidri O Conchobair died on the twenty-sixth of April.


Toirrdelbach son of O Conchobair Failgi was killed by a fall this year.


Art Mac Murchada won a great victory over the Galls of County Wexford, many of whom were killed and captured.


Another victory, over the Galls of Dublin, by O Broin.


O Mechair, chieftain of the Ui Chairin, died this year.


The sons of Domnall son of Muirchertach O Conchobair and the Clann Donnchada took a great army to the help of the descendants of Ruaidri O Conchobair to Roscommon, to victual the castle. But they were routed at Carrickadarrin by O Conchobair Ruad and the Ui Maine, with their respective Gall and Gael allies, and driven through Cluain Aithrech into Ferann na Sithe. Murchad son of Gilla na Naem O hAinlide and Fergal Grumach son of Sefraid Mag Ragnaill were killed there.


Be Binn, daughter of Ruaidri son of Tomaltach Mac Donnchada and wife of Eogan son of Domnall [O Conchobair], died this year.


O Flainn, chieftain of Tellach Curnan, was killed by the son of Muirchertach O Flainn and some of the Clanconway this year.


Limerick was burned, stone and wood, by a woman this year.


Colla son of Tadc O Cellaig died.



The Pope was banished by the King of Naples and a hundred or two hundred of his people were killed by heat of running in their flight from Rome to Florence this year.


The King of the English, King Henry, died.


Hubert Dalton died this year.