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Annal 1519


1519 First of January, the age of the Lord one thousand five hundred and nineteen years.


The Justiciar of Ireland, that is the Earl of Kildare, Gerald the Younger, son of Gerald, went to England at the summons of the King, having been summoned to the King's presence to answer accusation and many complaints which the Galls of Ireland had made against him; and so numerous were the complaints that men thought he would never come back.


Much plague this year. Many of the Dublin Galls died of this visitation.


Robert son of Thomas son of the Earl, who was, for one of his years, the best esteemed and noblest of the Fitz Geralds of Meath, died of this plague.


Savage's son, that is Revelin, the most bountiful and most successful of all the Galls of Ireland, died after having been hunted out of his kingdom through the power of the Earl of Kildare, who was instigated thereto by the Prior Mac Aengusa; and till he died his lands were possessed in comfort and prosperity by this Prior, in his despite. 'Tis no wonder if he died of pining for his land, to wit Tricha Cet na Soillse. Edmund his son was made king in his stead, though he has not received his patrimony yet. This man was the most bountiful and humane of all the Galls of Ireland: the blessing of poets and exiles on his soul!


Feidlim son of Magnus O Conchobair, lord of Lower Connacht, a charitable humane man to poets and exiles, died this [year.]



Macwilliam of Clanrickard, that is Richard the Younger, son of Ulick, died. William son of Ulick Burke was made king after him and he, as we think, was not ‘an awl in place of a Spear’.


Donnchad Caomhanach, a prosperous and very wealthy member of the high-nobility of Leinster, [died] this year.


Mailin son of Torna O Mailchonaire, ollav of the Sil Murray, a man full of good fortune and wisdom; who had been chosen by the Fitz Geralds and the Galls from all the ollavs of Ireland; who used to get jewels and treasure from all of whom he sought them, and would illadvisedly give away what he received, died at Abbeyderg in Tethba.


Ferceirtne O Cuirnin, an officer of Eogan O Ruairc and an eminent historian, died.


Domnall Glas O Cuirnin died.


The Coarb of Cloone, foremost in the hospitable entertairtment of guests among all the churchmen of Conmaicne, having attained or exceeded the common term of life, rested in Christ.


O Neill, that is Art son of Conn O Neill, died. His brother Conn son of Conn was made king in his stead. However, they had not the same mother.


Tadc son of Brian son of Tomaltach O Birn, tanist of Ui Briuin, died.


A stormy, very wet summer and autumn this year. It was a hard, niggardly year, though it was pestilential.


Tadc Ruad son of Maelsechlainn O Cellaig, who was called ‘Tadc of Callow,’ died.


O Conchobair Ruad, that is Eogan son of Feidlimid Finn, a king with opposition, [died] this year.