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Annála Connacht (Author: [unknown])

Annal 1533


1533 First of January, the age of the Lord one thousand five hundred and thirty-three years.


Sligo Castle was taken by Tadg Oc son of Tadc son of Aed O Conchobair in a night-attack, he having received guidance from a part of the garrison, who offered to surrender the castle.


Ardnarea Castle was likewise captured by night by the descendants of Thomas Burke from O Dubda's sons.



O Domnaill took a great prey from O hEgra Buide between two Rivers.


Niall son of Murchad Mac Suibne, the best youth of the posterity of Donnchad Mor, was killed on Sligo bridge this year.


Muirchertach son of Feidlim son of Toirrdelbach Carrach O Conchobair was hanged by O Domnaill on the green of Annagh Castle, on the refusal of his sons and kinsmen to surrender the place in exchange for him.


Mac Diarmata of Moylurg, that is Diarmait son of Ruaidri Mac Diarmata, who was called Diarmait the Bountiful, the prime support and sustainer of poets, upraiser of the wretched, cherisher of children, restorer of losses, sheltering thatch of charity, he who was the most generous distributor and bestower of all of the posterity of Maelruanaid Mor who were living in his own time, was treacherously killed by the sons of Eogan son of Tadc Mac Diarmata; and Eogan son of Tadc succeeded to his lordship.


Maeruanaid Oc son of Maelruanaid O Cerbaill died.


O Mailmuaid, Domnall Caech son of Cosnomach, was treacherously slain by his brother and his brother's son on the green of Lynally, and his brother Cathaoir was proclaimed O Mailmuaid.


Emann son of Conn son of Niall [son of Art O Neill] was killed by Mag Uidir's sons.


Feidlimid Baccach son of Niall son of Conn, the very best princes of the Clannaboy [died.]