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Annal 1474


1474 First of January on Saturday and the thirteenth day of the moon, A.D. MCCCCLXXIV, and this was the seventh year of the Indiction.


Conn son of Calbach O Conchobair, king of Offaly, died in the autumn of this year.


Cu Choicriche son of Niall Mag Eochacain, chieftain of Cenel Fiachach, was killed by Aed son of Fergal Mag Eochacain. The country was wasted by O Conchobair Failgi and Newtown Castle destroyed and the posterity of Fergal Ruad banished.


Laignech son of Niall Mag Eochacain died.


Maelsechlainn son of Aed Mac Branain died.


Gilla Find Mac Aedacain, ollav to O Conchobair Failgi, died.


Donnchad son of Muirchertach son of Aed O Conchobair, of the remnant of the Clann Muirchertaig died at Toberelva in Mag nAi.


Seoan son of Maelsechlainn O Fergail died.


The son of O Briain was killed by the sons of Bishop O Briain in a quarrel about [...](?) land. The Bishop's son was hanged by O Briain for it. The sons of two brothers. A sharp war broke out in consequence.


Edward Plunket, best of all the Meath Galls, died.




A meeting was appointed between O Conchobair Donn and O Cellaig. The meeting was broken up and they attacked each other. O Conchobair was defeated and wounded and his son Eogan Caech was captured; Mac Suibne was killed; 'Toirrdelbach Caech Mac Suibne was taken prisoner and Eogan Mac Suibne was killed; the son of Dubgall Gruamda Mac Suibne, Mac Donnchada's constable, was captured and their gallowglasses were destroyed, being either killed or captured. O Conchobair


died of his wounds. Two lords [were proclaimed] in his stead, Donnchad Dubsuilech O Conchobair and Tadc son of Eogan.


A terrible war in Moylurg, whereby it was all ruined. Mac Diarmata brought in Macwilliain Burke, who ravaged the country again, and they parted without making peace.


A great war between O Neill, O Domnaill and the Clannaboy this year, and they did great damage to each other.


Cairbre son of Aed son of Ruaidri son of Brian Ballach [O Conchobair] was killed by the posterity of Tadc O Conchobair.


A great war between Rag Ragnaill and the posterity of Maelsechlainn Mag Ragnaill. He broke down Rinn Castle, and on this occasion submission was made to him.


The son of Risderd Mac Feorais, lord of Dunmore, [? died.] Tomas Mac Feorais was then proclaimed lord and the son of Uater Mac Feorais was proclaimed lord in opposition to him. Tomas attacked the sons of Uater at Ferta, and two sons of Mac Muiris na mBrig were killed in his company by the family of Walter Burke and the men of Ferta. Mac Feorais himself came safely to his home.


Diarmait son of Conchobar son of Sefraid [O Flannacain], chieftain of Clann Chathail, died on the Friday before the feast of Michael.


Diarmait Gall, the son of Mac Diarmata Gall, died.


Tomas son of Domnall O Cobthaig died.


The chieftainship of Annaly was assumed by Seoan O Fergail in opposition to his own brother, who was blind.


Gilla Dub son of O hEgra was killed by his own brother.


Tadg O Briain, lord of Ara, died.


The son of O Cennetig's son, lord of Upper Ormond, died.


Cairbre O Dalaig of Meath died.