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Annal 1467


1467 First of January on Thursday and the twenty-sixth day of the moon, A.D. MCCCCLXVII. Fifth year of the Decemnovennial Cycle. Embolismal year. D.


Semus Abbot of Lara, son of Bishop Risderd son of the Great Dean son of Domnall son of Seaan Gallda O Fergail, a noble, beautiful and humane youth, [died] at the beginning of his prosperity and of his life; and those who have considered the matter are of the opinion that he was killed by the evil eye of the jealous multitude. A blessing with him to heaven.


Tadc son of Donnchad O Cellaig, eligible prince of the Ui Maine, died.


Domnall Buide O Fergail, chieftain in full of Annaly, died. Laisech son of Rosa son of Conchobar son of Cathal O Fergail died. Iriel O Fergail succeeded Domnall and Seaan succeeded Iriel.


Aed son of Brian O Cellaig died and Aed son of Uilliam O Cellaig succeeded him. This was not ‘a stone in place of an egg’.


Aed Dub and Tadc, sons of Donnchad son of Brian Ballach, Tadc son of Brian son of Brian Ballach, and Aed Ruad son of Diarmait Mor son of Diarmait O Conchobair were killed in a night-attack by Diarmait son of [?Tadc] O Conchobair, the sons of Diarmait Ruad O Conchobair and Cathal son of Cathal son of the son of Ruaidri Oc O Conchobair.


Dauid Mac Gosdelb was killed by Tomas Mac Feorais.


Donnchad son of Seoan son of Maelsechlainn O Fergail went to Rome and died in the east.


A great victory over O Cellaig and the Clann Uilliam Burc at Crossmacrin by Macwilliam of Clanrickard and the Sil mBriain. Here were killed William Caech son of Macwilliam Burke, O Cellaig's two sons, Aed Buide son of Toirrdelbach Mac Domnaill, who was the commander of their gallowglasses, and ten of the nobles of the Clann Domnaill with him, and many others gentle and simple. O Domnaill came into Connacht in the interest of his own partisans, forced Clanrickard to make peace and departed unscathed.



The islands of Loch Ardakillin were taken from the garrison left there by Feidlim Finn by O Conchobair Donn and the posterity of [Aed] son of Feidlim.


Tadc O Conchobair, Mag Eochacain and the Clann Feorais took countless preys, plundering all the country from Emper to Ballymacwilliam.


Seoan son of Feidlim son of Fergal O Raigillig was killed.


Collooney Castle was captured by the sons of Cormac Ballach Mac Donnchada from the posterity of Cormac Mac Donnchada this year.


The son of Macwilliam of Clanrickard died of a sudden illness.


Christopher Plunket, Piers son of Piers Dalton and James the younger, son of James Dalton's son, were killed by the plague; and the Prior of Mullingar, namely Petit's son, also died of it.


John Dalton was killed by his own people.


Toirrdelbach son of Ruaidri son of Cathal O Conchobair was killed at Roscommon on the feast of the Holy Cross in Autumn by the sons of Domnall Cam son of Magnus O Cellaig.


Cathal O Raigillig, king of the Muinter Mailmorda, died.


Colla son of Magnus Mag Mathgamna and eleven of his men were killed by the men of Brefne in pursuit after his own prey.


An English Justiciar arrived in Ireland and Thomas [Fitz Gerald, Earl of Desmond,] was supplanted.