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Mac Carthaigh's Book

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    Manuscript sources
  1. National Library of Ireland, MSS G 6 and G 5, olim Phillipps, 9195 and 9194; 15th century, two anonymous scribes.
    Editions
  1. Séamus Ó hInnse (ed.), Miscellaneous Irish Annals (A.D. 1114–1437). Dublin: DIAS, 1947, xix + pp. pls (MS facss.): Fragment 1 (1114–1437) (Mac Carthaigh's book); from MSS NLI G 6 and G 5. Fragments 2 and 3 (1237–1314, 1392–1407), from MS Rawl. B 488. English translation, indexes. Appendix on the spelling of fragments 1 and 3 throws light on the pronunciation of the scribes.
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  1. Séamus Ó hInnse (ed.), Miscellaneous Irish Annals (A.D. 1114–1437). Dublin: DIAS, 1947, xix + 222 pp. pls. (MS facss.): Fragment 1 (1114–1437) (Mac Carthaigh's book); from MSS NLI G 6 and G 5. Fragments 2 and 3 (1237–1314, 1392–1407), from MS Rawl. B 488.
    Literature including reviews
  1. Gerard Murphy, in Éigse 6, 1948/52, (pt. 1), pp. 80–82.
  2. John T. Collins: A McCarthy miscellany. In Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 53, 1948, pp. 95–103. Miscellaneous Irish Annals, fragment 1.
  3. Canice Mooney, in Irish Historical Studies 7, 1950/51 (1951), pp. 292–295.
  4. Tomás Ó Fiaich: The contents of 'Mac Carthaigh's book'. In The Irish ecclesiastical record 5th series 74, 1950, pp. 30–39. Miscellaneous Irish Annals, fragment 1.
  5. Brian Ó Cuív, 'Miscellanea, I: An entry in the 'Mac Carthaigh book of annals'. In Éigse 8, 1956/57, pp. 96–98. Ad annum 1117.2.
  6. Gearóid Mac Niocaill, The medieval Irish annals (Dublin 1975), 26–27, 30.
  7. Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, 'A reconsideration of some place-names from Miscellaneous Irish Annals', Ainm 4 (1989–90), 180–193.
  8. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, The Irish Annals: their genesis, evolution and history (Dublin 2008).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Miscellaneous Irish Annals (A.D. 1114–1437). Séamus Ó hInnse First edition [xix + 222 pp. pls. (MS facss.)] Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin (1947)

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The present text represents pages 3–115 of the volume, being the English translation of the years A.D. 1114–1437 in the chronology of the compiler(s). All editorial introduction, notes and indexes have been omitted. Editorial corrigenda are integrated into the electronic edition. Explanatory text supplied by the editor appears in square brackets.

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Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: T100013

Mac Carthaigh's Book: Author: [unknown]


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MCB1114.0

1114

MCB1114.1

... between them not to send Diarmaid to take Leath Cuinn and Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair to ... Leath Mogha for Diarmaid. Diarmaid Ó Briain came after that to Limerick and drove Muircheartach Ó Briain, king of Ireland, from his sick-bed and his own encampment, from Limerick to Killaloe, under guard.

MCB1114.2

Diarmaid Ó Briain made peace with Brian son of Murchadh an Sgéith Ghirr son of Donnchadh son of Brian Boramha, and with Domhnall son of the son of Muircheartach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, and he captured them both in violation of the relics of Ireland.

MCB1114.3

Muircheartach Ó Briain enjoined the Galls of Limerick ... to take Diarmaid Ó Briain prisoner, and he came to them from Killaloe to Limerick and freed Brian. son of Murchadh [Ó Briain] and Domhnall, his own son, and he took possession of his kingship again. And he went with the nobles of Munster on a hosting against Leinster, and he took the hostages of Leinster and of the Galls, and left Domhnall Ó Briain, his own son, in the kingship of Dublin.

MCB1114.4

Attacks by some of his own people on Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] at Áth Bó in the territory of Iarthar Connacht from which he received grievous wounds. He released Domhnall son of Ruaidhrí, his own brother, who was his prisoner, although he himself was under treatment.

MCB1114.5

The whole of the province of Connacht rebelled with Domhnall, and he was banished to Thomond.

Annal MCB1115.

MCB1115.1

1115. A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] into Thomond in which Domhnall Claon son of Tadhg Ó Briain was killed.

MCB1115.2

The Leinstermen turned against Muircheartach Ó Briain. Domhnall son of Muircheartach Ó Briain went to avenge this on the Leinstermen. They fought a battle in which were killed Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, Conchobhar Ó Conchobhair, king of Uí Fhailghe, with his retinue, Tadhg


p.5

Ó Lorcáin, king of ... , after they had been routed by Donnchadh.

MCB1115.3

A foray by the Connachtmen into Ormond in which they took many cows. A great hosting by Muircheartach Ó Briain into Connacht to avenge this, and he was the greater part of a week in an encampment at Loch Cime ravaging Connacht on all sides of him.

MCB1115.4

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí into Thomond and he did much harm there, and Maol Sheachlainn son of the son of Aodh son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] was killed.

MCB1115.5

A fleet [was brought] on the Shannon by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair]. He cleared Buinne an Bheithe against the Munstermen, and after that he had a conference with Murchadh son of Domhnall [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, at Clonmacnois, and they made peace and an alliance there. Great forays by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí in that maritime expedition, and he plundered a great portion of the Conmhaicne, and he came to Clonmacnois, where he fasted and gave a drinking-horn ornamented with gold and a silver goblet ornamented with gold to God and Ciaran.

MCB1115.6

A foray by Domhnall son of Muircheartach Ó Briain from Midhe into Ormond against Diarmaid, to avenge the deposition of his father twice. Diarmaid Ó Briain overtook him and defeated him, and captured Domhnall himself, and the son of Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, was killed, with slaughter of the Leinstermen and Munstermen about him. Diarmaid went after that with a great force to Limerick, and made an encampment against Muircheartach and Brian son of Murchadh [Ó Briain], and he threatened to blind Domhnall son of Muircheartach unless Muircheartach submitted to his terms. Muircheartach Ó Briain submitted to the terms of Diarmaid, his own brother, for the sake of Domhnall, his son.

MCB1115.7

Peace was made by the Galls of Limerick and Diarmaid, and Brian son of Murchadh was driven out of Munster into Connacht.

Annal MCB1116.

MCB1116.0

1116

MCB1116.1

The year before this, Diarmaid Ó Briain turned against Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain, his own brother, and took the kingship of Munster from him, in violation of [the security of] the relics and sanctuaries of all Ireland, at Cashel and Lismore.


p.7

MCB1116.2

A foray by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair into Iarthar Midhe, and he plundered it in one day westwards from Loch Aininne.

Annal MCB1117.

MCB1117.0

1117

MCB1117.1

Maol Muire Ó Dúnáin, the archbishop of Ireland over the bishops and clergy of all Munster, left Munster to wreak vengeance on Diarmaid Ó Briain for the violation [of his security] through the taking of the kingship of Munster from his brother, Muircheartach Mór son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain.

MCB1117.2

A great famine in Munster after Diarmaid Ó Briain had taken the kingship in violation of the relics and the clergy ... from Linn Mode N. and from G ... down and laid waste the greater part of Munster ... famine ... in the time of Loingseach son of Aonghus ...

MCB1117.3

Diarmaid Ó Briain with a force from Munster went ... an Ruadhbheitheach and did much harm in Connacht on all sides of him.

MCB1117.4

Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne, together with the nobles of Conmhaicne and Uí Bhriúin, submitted to Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1117.5

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair to Rubha Conaill in Midhe, and he carried off the hostages of Midhe.

MCB1117.6

A hosting by Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain, ... and he returned without giving battle or obtaining hostages.

MCB1117.7

A very great plague in Leinster and Munster which caused great mortality in Dublin.

MCB1117.8

Maol Brighde Mac Rónain ... of Ceanannas [was killed] by Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc ...

MCB1117.9

Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain ... Fiachrach and of Connacht with the Uí Bhriúin ...

MCB1117.10

That Diarmaid Ó Briain son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha died at Cork after a victory of penance ...


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Annal MCB1118.

MCB1118.0

1118

MCB1118.1

A.D. 1118. Brian son of Murchadh an Sgeith Ghirr son of Donnchadh son of Brian Bóramha took the kingship of Sliocht Eóghain Mhóir ...

MCB1118.2

... to the east of Cork to meet Brian son of Murchadh, and they fought a battle there in which Brian Gleanna Maidhir son of Murchadh an Sgeith Ghirr [Ó Briain] fell by the hand of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, who had been driven out by Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Briain] and by Brian son of Murchadh, and was with Tadhg son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh.

MCB1118.3

Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha with [the men of] Thomond, Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, and Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc, king of Uí Bhriúin, came with their forces to Gleann Maidhir to avenge Brian son of Murchadh and to take the kingship of Sliocht Edghain Mhdir again for Muircheartach. Sliocht Edghain went to meet them at the other side of Gleann [Maidhir]. Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc came into the assembly of Tadhg son of Mac Carthaigh and made an enduring treaty with him and with Cormac, his kinsman, against Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach and Síol Briain. It was then that Muircheartach Ó Briain was parted from the kingship of Munster and Ireland.

MCB1118.4

A house of Cú Chollchoille Ó Baoighealláin was seized at Ros Cloinne Cinaetha. He, the chief ollamh of Ireland for poetry, honour and general benevolence, his wife and two sons, fifteen men, and six score of his train were killed by Ó Flannagáin of Tuath Rátha and the Fir Luirg.

MCB1118.5

Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, who was blinded by Ó Flaithbheartaigh and who was called Ruaidhrí na Soidhe Buidhe, son of Aodh in Gha Bhearnaigh son of Tadhg an Eich Ghil, died at Clonmacnois after a victory of repentance, and after receiving the Body of Christ and wine out of Fraochán Ciaráin.

MCB1118.6

Domhnall son of that Ruaidhrí died in Thomond after he had been banished by Toirdhealbhach, his own kinsman, out of Connacht, and he was buried at Tuaim Gréine.


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Annal MCB1119.

MCB1119.0

1119

MCB1119.1

Niall son of Domhnall son of Ardghal Mac Lochlainn, rioghdhamhna of Oileach, was treacherously killed by the Cinéal Moáin.

MCB1119.2

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair to Ráith Édair in Leinster, and he divided the province of Leinster in two between Donnchadh Mac Giolla Phádraig and Éanna son of Donnchadh son of Murchadh son of Maol na mBó. He went from thence to Dublin and took from them [i.e. the inhabitants] by force the son of Murchadh son of Domhnall. [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, who was a prisoner with them, and all the other hostages of Leath Cuinn who were with him, and by his own authority he left Éanna son of Donnchadh in the kingship of Leinster and Dublin.

MCB1119.3

A fleet [was brought] by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí on Lough Derg, and they ... Ráith Cinn Choradh.

MCB1119.4

Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, high-king of Ireland, died at Killaloe after penance and anointment, and having received the Body of Christ, in the fifth year of his tribulation, and he was buried with honour in the church of Killaloe.

Annal MCB1120.

MCB1120.0

1120

MCB1120.1

A.D. 1120. Donnchadh Donn son of Cú Mara son of Brodchú son of Mathghamhain son of Cían [Ó Mathghamhna] died ...

MCB1120.2

Tadhg son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh together with the nobles of Munster ... kings, and he gave hostages ...

MCB1120.3

A plundering expedition by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair ... and in violation of the peace with Mac Lochlainn, and he banished Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn from the east past Ardee into Leinster. He held the Aonach [i.e. Fair] of Tailte on this expedition.

MCB1120.4

... and he inflicted slaughter on them, including Cú Chumair Ó Néill, and their scouts came as far as Sliabh Ban bhFionn and Eóghanacht Caisil.

MCB1120.5

A great hosting by Domhnall son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn


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and Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn in Iarthar Midhe: A muster by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí to Athlone to meet them, and they parted after making peace. Domhnall Mac Lochlainn was surety between Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí and Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe. Three bridges were built by Toirdhealbhach on that expedition: the bridges of Athlone and Áth Cró over the Shannon and the bridge of Dún Leó over the Suck.

Annal MCB1121.

MCB1121.0

1121

MCB1121.1

A.D. 1121. Domhnall son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn, a king of Ireland as regards appearance, wisdom, valour, treasures and the bestowing of food and valuables, died at Derry after a life of eight years and three score.

MCB1121.2

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí into Munster, and he burned Ciarraighe Luachra and went from there eastwards through Munster, and burned Ó Caoimh's house on the bank of the Abha Mhór, and his scouts came to Magh Ceithniuil and Druim Fínghin. On that day were killed Muireadhach Ó Flaithbheartaigh, king of Iarthar Connacht, and Aodh Ó hEidhin, king of Uí Fhiachrach Aidhne, to avenge the profanation of Mo-Chuda, although Toirdhealbhach made compensation for the plundering. An encampment by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí at Magh Biorra during the winter, and he made a settlement between Clann Charthaigh and Síol Briain, and they both submitted to him.

Annal MCB1123.

MCB1123.0

1123

MCB1123.1

A.D. 1123. Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí on a hosting to Cíche Anann and the borders of Múscraighe Miteine, and he returned without hostages.

MCB1123.2

Ó Mathghamhna, Ó Súilleabháin, Ó Caoimh, Ó Muircheartaigh and Ó Faoláin deposed Tadhg son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh; and Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh, his own brother, took the kingship from them in his presence.

MCB1123.3

Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne and Conmhaicne, was killed by the men of Midhe. A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] into Midhe to Loch Craoibhe to avenge that. Éanna son of Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster and the Galls, came into his


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house and made full submission to him for that act.

MCB1123.4

Tadhg son of Muireadhach son of Carthach son of Saoirbhreathach [Mac Carthaigh] died penitently at Cashel.

Annal MCB1124.

MCB1124.0

1124

MCB1124.1

A.D. 1124. A fleet [was brought] on Lough Derg by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] to meet the men of Leinster, Osraighe, Ormond, and Éile. They came into the Déise and carried off great spoils to Áth Caille that Easter.

MCB1124.2

Murchadh son of Domhnall [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, Éanna son of Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne, turned against Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair].

MCB1124.3

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí to take vengeance for that. He made two successive raids on the Conmhaicne, and the men of Midhe and the Conmhaicne overtook him at Craobh Ruis Dá Charn, and they fought a battle there in which the men of Midhe and the Conmhaicne were defeated and slaughter inflicted on them.

MCB1124.4

A hosting by Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh, king of Desmond, Éanna son of Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, Murchadh son of Domhnall [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, king of Conmhaicne, to Inneóin in Iarthar Midhe to destroy Connacht, and they returned without giving battle or obtaining hostages.

MCB1124.5

Maol Seachlainn son of Tadhg [Mac Diarmada], king of Magh Luirg, was killed by Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne.

MCB1125.0

1125

MCB1125.1

A.D. 1125. Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain turned against Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, and Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, destroyed the bridges of Athlone and Áth Crocha when he heard of that.

MCB1125.2

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí to Achadh Bó and from thence to Dublin. He took the kingship of Leinster and banished Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, and set up three kingships over Midhe after Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and Domhnall [Ó Cearbhaill] over Oirghialla.

MCB1125.3

A battle by Diarmaid Ó Maoil Sheachlainn in which


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Domhnall Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, was killed, together with his nobles.

MCB1125.4

Ranna son of Donnchadh son of Mac Murchadha died.

Annal MCB1126.

MCB1126.0

1126

MCB1126.1

A.D. 1126. A battle between Eochaidh Ó Mathghamhna, king of Ulaidh, and Aodh Mac Duinn Shléibhe, the other king of Ulaidh, in which they were both killed, with slaughter of the Ulaidh.

MCB1126.2

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] to the south of Osraighe, and Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh, king of Munster, went on another great hosting against them to give them battle, and Toirdhealbhach turned back without giving battle or obtaining hostages.

MCB1126.3

A great foray by Ruaidhrí Ó Canannáin, king of Cinéal Conaill, into Connacht after Toirdhealbhach.

MCB1126.4

A hosting by the Connachtmen to avenge that foray, and they reached Ráith Both, and took great preys from there.

MCB1126.5

Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh was deposed by the nobles of Munster, and he went to Lismore on a pilgrimage, and took the tonsure there. He built a church at Cashel and twelve churches at Lismore. Donnchadh son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh took the kingship in his presence.

MCB1126.6

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, together with the nobles of Leath Cuinn, and Conchobhar and Toirdhealbhach, the two sons of Diarmaid Ó Briain, to Cork. Donnchadh son of Mac Carthaigh, Donnchadh son of Cú Mara son of Brodchú Ó Mathghamhna, Aonghus Ó Donnchadha, and Ó Caoimh, together with the other nobles of Desmond, went [against them], but they parted in peace, and they made submission side by side to Ruaidhrí's son.

MCB1126.7

Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí went from thence to Leinster and took their hostages and the hostages of the men of Midhe and Dublin, and left Conchobhar, his son, in the kingship of Dublin.

MCB1126.8

Maghnus son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn took the kingship of Fearnmhagh, and he inflicted a defeat on Tighearnán Ó Ruairc at Áth Droithid, in which Ó Ciardha, king of Cairbre, Ó Dubhda, and Ó Raighilligh were killed.

MCB1126.9

Another defeat was inflicted by Maghnus son of Mac Lochlainn on Tighearnán Ó Ruairc at Ardee, in which slaughter was inflicted on the Uí Bhriúin.


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MCB1126.10

A hosting by Conchobhar son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn and the [men of] the north of Ireland into Midhe, and they burned Trim, including the belfry and church, with many people in them.

MCB1126.11

Conchobhar and Toirdhealbhach, two sons of Diarmaid Ó Briain, turned against Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, and went to Lismore, and clasped hands with Cormac Mac Carthaigh, and brought him back to lay life. He took the kingship of Munster again, and banished Donnchadh son of Mac Carthaigh to Connacht.

MCB1126.12

The Galls of Dublin turned against Toirdhealbhach sore of Ruaidhrí, and drove out Conchobhar son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí.

Annal MCB1128.

MCB1128.0

1128

MCB1128.1

A.D. 1128. Maghnus son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn, king of Oileach, was treacherously killed by Ó Gairmleadhaigh.

MCB1128.2

A great fleet [was brought] by Donnchadh son of Mac Carthaigh, and by the son of An Fionnshúileach Ó Domhnaill, and by the son of An Fionnshúileach Ó Muircheartaigh, and by Fionghuine Ó Caoimh, and by Gearr na gCuinneóg Ó Bric to Ciarraighe Luachra. Ó Conchobhair committed treachery on them, and they came in pursuit from there into Uí Eachach, and he was not long in Munster again till he was banished to Connacht.

Annal MCB1129.

MCB1129.0

1128

MCB1129.1

A.D. 1129. Diarmaid Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, was killed by Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, together with the nobles of Iarthar Midhe at Craobh Treithni. Aonghus Ó Caoindealbháin, king of Laoghaire, and Amalghaidh son of Mac Seanáin, who was called Cochall Fliuch, king of Fearnmhagh, were killed in the same battle.

Annal MCB1130-1.

MCB1130-1.0

1130-1

MCB1130-1.1

A hosting by Conchobhar son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn along with Cinéal Eóghain and Cinéal Conaill and the Oirghialla into Ulaidh, and they plundered Druim Both, including round tower, and oratory, and books. The Ulaidh came to Cnoc Cluana to meet them in battle, and the Ulaidh were defeated and slaughter inflicted on them.


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MCB1130-1.2

A hosting by Conchobhar Ó Lochlainn with the Ulaidh, the Oirghialla, and Cinéal Conaill into Connacht, and the Connachtmen and the Cinéal Conaill fought a battle on Sliabh Seaghsa, in which Cinéal Conaill were defeated, and An Garbhánach Ó Baoighill and Conn Ó Maoil Ghaoithe killed, with slaughter of Cinéal Conaill around them. Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, king of Connacht, and Conchobhar son of Mac Lochlainn, king of Oileach, made peace, and the forces dispersed to their own territories on every side.

MCB1130-1.3

The Ulaidh and the men of Fearnmhagh [went] beyond Athlone into the territory of Fir Rois, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc with the Craobh Fearnmhuighe met them at Muine Uachtair Imrimhe, where they fought a battle, in which the Ulaidh were defeated, and Raghnall Ó hEochadha, king of Ulaidh, Cú Midhe Ó Críochain, king of Fearnmhagh and Oirghialla, Aodh, his son, and Donn Sléibhe Ó hOireachtaigh, king of Uí Mhéith, were killed, with slaughter of the Ulaidh, [the men of] Fearnmhagh, and the Uí Mhéith.

MCB1130-1.4

A fleet [was brought] by Donnchadh son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh to Connacht, in spite of the peace between Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí and Cormac Mac Carthaigh ... and he perpetrated plunders and burnings.

Annal MCB1132.

MCB1132.0

1132

MCB1132.1

A.D. 1132. A hosting on land by Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh and the nobles of Leath Mogha into ... and Uí Eachach and Corca Laoighdhe, and the fleet of Leath Mogha [came] by sea to meet them, and they demolished the castle of Bun Gaillmhe, and plundered and burned the town. The defeat of An Cloidhe [was inflicted] on the following day on [the men of] Iarthar Connacht by the same fleet, and Conchobhar Ó Flaithbheartaigh, king of Iarthar Connacht, was killed, with slaughter of his people.

Annal MCB1134.

MCB1134.0

1134

MCB1134.1

A.D. 1134. A church built by Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh at Cashel was consecrated with great honour by the archbishop of Cashel and the bishops of Munster.

MCB1134.2

Maol Maodhóg Ó Morgair entered into the succession of Patrick, with the prayers of the men of Ireland.


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MCB1134.3

Cearbhall son of the son of Faolán [Ó Broin], king of Uí Fhaoláin, was killed at Kildare by Donnchadh Ó Conchobhair Failghe, with slaughter of the Uí Fhaoláin, as he was defending the abbacy for his daughter.

MCB1134.4

A troop [was brought] by Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh and Toirdhealbhach, Tadhg, and Conchobhar, three sons of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, into Connacht. A great part of an Ruadhbheitheach was cut and burned, and they killed Cathal Ó Conchobhair and Giolla na Naomh Ó Floinn, and burned Dún Modhairn, Dún Mór, and the greater part of Connacht. The men of Midhe came from the east against them, and they levelled and demolished the fort of Athlone.

MCB1134.5

Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh again assembled the Munstermen, Leinstermen, Conmhaicne, the men of Midhe, the Galls of Dublin, Waterford, Wexford and Cork, and the Uí Eachach and Corca Laoighdhe on sea, in order to proceed into Connacht. Muireadhach Ó Dubhthaigh, archbishop of Connacht, came from Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, king of Connacht, to make peace between Leath Cuinn and Leath Mogha. Cormac made peace with Toirdhealbhach in honour of the archbishop, and he himself went to Abhall Ceithearnaigh to confirm the peace with Toirdhealbhach.

MCB1134.6

A rupture of the peace between Cormac son of Mac Carrthaigh and Conchobhar son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and his kinsmen. Síol Briain made an encampment against Sliocht Eóghain. Shocht Eóghain went into the encampment of Síol Briain and carried off great plunders from it, and Donnchadh son of Brian Gleanna Maidhir son of Murchadh an Sgeith Ghirr [Ó Briain] and his son were killed, and many others along with them.

MCB1134.7

A defeat [inflicted] by the Osraighe on the Uí Chinnsealaigh, in which Úghaire Ó Tuathail, king of Uí Chinnsealaigh, was killed, with slaughter of his people.

MCB1134.8

A hosting by Conchobhar son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and the Osraighe, together with the Galls of Waterford; into Uí Chinnsealaigh. Mac Murchadha with the Galls of Dublin and Uí Chinnsealaigh defeated that force, and slaughter was inflicted on [the Galls of] Waterford and the Osraighe.


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Annal MCB1135.

MCB1135.0

1135

MCB1135.1

A.D. 1135. Derry, including houses and church, Ráith Lúraigh, Ráith Both, Cluain Ioraird, Roscommon, Eanach Dúin, part of Cunga Fhéichín, part of Lismore, and all Lann Eala were burned in the same year.

MCB1135.2

A foray by Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh and [the men of] Desmond, and Cú Mara Mór son of Mac Con Mara, king of Uí Chaisín, was killed by them. A grievous pursuit was inflicted on them at Tóchar Cluana Eidhneach, and Cian son of Donnchadh Donn son of Cú Mara son of Brodchú [Ó Mathghamhna], king of Uí Eachach, Fionghuine Ó Caoimh, Mathghamhain Ó Donnchadha, Ó Rinn, the son of Lochlainn Ó Cinn Fhaoladh, and Aodh Ó Conchobhair Corca Mruadh were killed.

Annal MCB1136.

MCB1136.0

1136

MCB1136.1

A foray by Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill, king of Fearnmhagh, to Lusga in Midhe. The Galls of Dublin and all Fine Gall overtook him above Drogheda, and they fought a battle in which Raghnall son of Pól Mac Adhmainn was killed, with slaughter of the Galls of Dublin and Midhe around him.

MCB1136.2

Ceall Íde was plundered by Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and his kinsmen. Ó Cinn Fhaoladh, king of Uí Chonaill Gabhra, made peace on account of the foray.

MCB1136.3

The son of the son of Tadhg Ó Briain and the son of Maol Sheachlainn Ó Bric, king of the Deise, were killed by Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh, and he himself took the kingship of Munster and Osraighe.

MCB1136.4

Ráith Muighe Deiscirt was burned and plundered, including house and church, and much ill besides was wrought in Ciarraighe Luachra by Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and [the men of] Thomond.

Annal MCB1137.

MCB1137.0

1137

MCB1137.1

A hosting by Conchobhar [Ó Briain] and Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain with [the men of] Thomond, and by the son of Murchadh grandson of Maol na mBó with the


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Leinstermen to attack Waterford. Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh, Ó Mathghamhna, Ó Faoláin, and Ó Caoimh, together with the nobles of Desmond, met them at Waterford. Síol Briain and the son of Murchadh turned back home.

MCB1138.0

1138

MCB1138.1

A.D. 1138. Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh, king of the two provinces of Munster, and defender of all Leath Mogha, the most pious and valorous of men, the best for [bestowing] food and clothes, was, after building the church of Cormac at Cashel and twelve churches at Lismore, treacherously killed by Diarmaid Súgach Son of Mathghamhain Ó Conchobhair Ciarraighe and Ó Tailcín, at the instigation of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain, in his own house at Magh Tamhnach.

Annal MCB1139.

MCB1139.0

1139

MCB1139.1

A.D. 1139. Conchobhar son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn, king of Oileach, was killed by Ó Gairmleadhaigh.

MCB1139.2

Cluain Ioraird was plundered by the men of Fearnmhagh and the Uí Bhriúin.

MCB1139.3

A hosting by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha and the Leinstermen and the Galls of Dublin to Inis Mochta, and slaughter was inflicted on them on the lake, after they had plundered the island.

Annal MCB1140.

MCB1140.0

1140

MCB1140.1

A.D. 1140. A hosting by Conchobhar son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain with the men of Munster and Midhe, and Bréifne to Ardee, and two hostages, were given to him by Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill.

MCB1140.2

A predatory hosting by Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, and he made a circuit of all Conmhaicne and took a heavy cattle-spoil from there.

Annal MCB1141.

MCB1141.0

1141

MCB1141.1

A.D. 1141. The nobles of Leinster were killed by Diarmaid


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Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, and Domhnall Mac Faoláin, and Mac Giolla Cholmóg were blinded by him.

Annal MCB1142.

MCB1142.0

1142

MCB1142.1

A.D. 1142. Conchobhar son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, king of Munster, died at Killaloe, and Toirdhealbhach, his kinsman, took the kingship after him.

MCB1142.2

Donnchadh son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh came to Droichead [Uí Bhriain] to defend the kingship, and Donnchadh son of Cinnéidigh [Ó Briain] was killed by him there. He went from thence westward across Luachair, and they [his followers] were turned again into Déise. He contracted an illness there, and the Uí Fhlannagáin betrayed him and handed him over to Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain.

Annal MCB1143.

MCB1143.0

1143

MCB1143.1

A.D. 1143. Donnchadh son of Tadhg son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh died on Loch Goir, when he was a hostage with Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain.

MCB1143.2

Conchobhar son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair was killed in treachery by the men of Midhe, the Fir Thulach, and in particular by Ó Loith, king of Fir Thulach, after he had taken the full kingship of Midhe and Dublin.

Annal MCB1144.

MCB1144.0

1144

MCB1144.1

A.D. 1144. Flannagan of Inis Faithlinn died after completing his ninety-eighth year.

Annal MCB1145-7.

MCB1145-7.0

1145-7

MCB1145-7.1

A.D. 1145. Raghnall son of Thorkill, king of Dublin, was killed by the men of Midhe, with slaughter of the Galls around him.

MCB1145-7.2

Ceallach Ó Ceallaigh, king of Fir Bhreagh, was killed, with slaughter of the Fir Bhreagh around him, by Flaithbheartach Ó Cathasaigh and the Galls of Dublin.


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MCB1145-7.3

The Easter house of Eas Duibhe was erected by Diarmaid Súgach son of Mathghamhain Ó Conchobhair Ciarraighe.

MCB1145-7.2

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain was released by Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain, his kinsman, in deference to the Bachall Íosa, Patrick's coarb and the principal clerics of Ireland, after he had been taken prisoner in violation of the protection of all these.

MCB1145-7.5

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn and Donnchadh Ó Cearbhaill into Ulaidh, and they reached Tráigh Dúin Droma after a defeat of the Ulaidh. They plundered and burned Leath Cathail, and carried off four hostages from the Ulaidh, after leaving four kings over them.

Annal MCB1148.

MCB1148.0

1148

MCB1148.1

A.D. 1148. Maol Maodhóg Ó Morgair, archbishop of all Ireland, died at Clairveaux.

Annal MCB1149.

MCB1149.0

1149

MCB1149.1

AD. 1149. Diarmaid son of Maghnus son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn was killed by the Leinstermen and the Galls of Dublin.

MCB1150.0

1150

MCB1150.1

A.D. 1150. Domhnall son of Aodh Ó Conchobhair was killed by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair.

Annal MCB1151.

MCB1151.0

1151

MCB1151.1

A.D. 1151. Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain made an alliance with [the men of] Thomond and deposed his own father. Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and Diarmaid Súgach Ó Conchobhair captured Muircheartach by treachery, and he was detained by Toirdhealbhach.

MCB1151.2

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain turned against Toirdhealbhach,


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his own kinsman, and Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair came with him to defend the kingship of Munster for him.

MCB1151.3

A contention was begun by Sliocht Eóghain Mhóir against Síol Briain, Ó Conchobhair Ciarraighe, and Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair]. They made Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh their king, and going into Ciarraighe Luachra they spent a night there burning and plundering. On the following day they were routed by the Ciarraighe at the head of Sliabh Mis and they suffered slaughter. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and Diarmaid Sidgach Ó Conchobhair came with a very large force together with their trains across the Shannon and into Ciarraighe to meet each other in Uí Chonaill. They banished Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach southwards across Móin Mhór to Donnchadh son of Cian son of Donnchadh Donn Ó Mathghamhna. The Uí Mhuircheartaigh, the Uí Fháilbhe and all from Sliabh Mis southwards fled to Féardhruim in Uí Eachach. It was at this time that Diarmaid Súgach Ó Conchobhair took seven ships on wheels from Eas Duibhe to Loch Léin. From Limerick to Cork, and from Waterford to Cnoc Bréanainn was laid waste in this war. Síol Briain pursued Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh through Múiscraighe southwards to Ceann Eich to plunder it. Diarmaid son of Cormac and the nobles of the Eóghanachta sent messengers to ask [the support of] Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, king of Connacht, and Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, against Síol Briain. It was the night the Connachtmen and the Leinstermen came to Abha Mhór that Síol Briain came to Cork. They set out on the following day through Móin Mhór northwards, having committed many outrages on the community of Barra; and Cormac's son, the Uí Mhathghamhna, the Uí Dhonnchadha, the Uí Chaoimh, and the Uí Mhuircheartaigh, as well as the nobles of the Eóghanacht, were at their rear in pursuit of them. The day being misty, Síol Briain did not perceive the Connachtmen and the Leinstermen until they found themselves in their midst. Síol Briain were defeated by these three hostings, and Conchobhar Ó Briain, Flaithbheartach Ó Deadhaidh, Aineislis Ó Gráda, and three thousand others of the host were slain. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and Diarmaid Súdgach Ó Conchobhair, with a few


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horsemen, went from the battle unperceived through the mist past Abha Mhór northwards. Ó Conchobhair sent word to Inis Faithlinn informing the people there of the defeat. When word reached them, they sprang to their ships, and leaving them at the north side of Loch Léin they went themselves to Ciarraighe without being noticed. Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach went with the nobles of Sliocht Eóghain to Ciarraighe, and they plundered and levelled their houses and their forts, and searched their fastnesses and woods, and they carried off hostages from Ó Conchobhair for all their requirements, though it was not for long that Ó Conchobhair fulfilled them.

MCB1151.4

The king of the Deise, Muircheartach Ó Bric, was put to death by Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach while his prisoner, having been captured by him at Lismore a long time before.

Annal MCB1152.

MCB1152.0

1152

MCB1152.1

A.D. 1152. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain came to Ciarraighe to support Ó Conchobhair against Cormac's son. Diarmaid son of Cormac, with the nobles of Sliocht Eóghain Mhóir, went against him to Ciarraighe, and he drove Toirdhealbhach and Diarmaid Súgach out of the territory, and destroyed and plundered the whole territory, and he put Mac Beathadh and Mac Craith, two sons of Diarmaid Súgach's father, by his own authority over the territory.

MCB1152.2

Peace was made by Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and his kinsman Tadhg, and they made great forays in Uí Chonaill on Cormac's son.

MCB1152.3

Ó Cuiléin went into Ciarraighe and burned Ard Fearta Bréanainn to the detriment of the nobles of Diarmaid Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1152.4

Cork, Imleach Iubhair, Lismore, and Cúil Chollainge were burned in the same year.

MCB1152.5

Fínghin son of Mac Carthaigh was killed by the Uí Shúilleabháin after he had been taken by force the monks [in a dispute] concerning division of booty at Leac Lachtáin. It was Gearr Uille's son who struck him on the head with an axe.


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Annal MCB1153.

MCB1153.0

1153

MCB1153.1

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain turned against Toirdhealbhach, his own kinsman, in violation of relics and sureties, and joined with Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach [Mac Carthaigh], Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, and Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, and they banished Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain to Cinéal Eóghain to Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn.

MCB1153.2

A hosting by Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain, Murchadh son of Mac Murchadha, Maol Sheachlainn Crosach [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, and Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair to Áth Maighne in Iarthar Midhe.

MCB1153.3

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, Donnchadh Ó Cearbhaill with the Ulaidh and Cinéal Conaill, and Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain to Áth Maighne against Tadhg Ó Briain, and they threw them [i.e. the forces of Tadhg Ó Briain] out of their three encampments and killed nine hundred of them. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and [the men of] the north of Ireland stayed at Teach Tille that night, celebrating the triumph.

MCB1153.4

A great famine in Munster this year owing to the extent of the war, and it spread throughout Ireland in all directions.

MCB1153.5

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain was blinded through the miracles of the clergy and the relics of Ireland, which were security between him and Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain, his kinsman.

Annal MCB1154.

MCB1154.0

1154

MCB1154.1

A.D. 1154. Bernard, abbot of Clairveaux, head of the monks of Ireland and of all Europe, died.

MCB1154.2

Diarmaid Súgach son of Mathghamhain Ó Conchobhair, king of Ciarraighe and Corca Dhuibhne, died after much suffering.

MCB1154.3

Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain came to Munster again, and the foray of Móin Mhór was made by him on Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh]. Cormac's son immediately made a foray against him in reprisal.


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MCB1154.4

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain died at Lismore unknown to his attendants.

MCB1154.5

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall [Ó Lochlainn] past Eas Ruaidh into Connacht, and he destroyed Magh n-Aoi, Magh Luirg and Dún Iomdháin. They went through Connacht past Áth Liag eastwards, and from thence to Dublin, the kingship of which they took.

Annal MCB1155.

MCB1155.0

1155

MCB1155.1

A.D.1155. Amhlaoibh Ó hEidirsgeóil, king of Corca Laoighdhe, was killed in front of the church of Bréanainn of Birr.

Annal MCB1156.

MCB1156.0

1156

MCB1156.1

A.D. 1156. Cuiléan Ó Cuiléin, king of Uí Chonaill Gabhra, was killed by Ó Cinn Fhaoladh, and he himself was killed forthwith in retribution.

MCB1156.2

Toirdhealbhach son of Aodh an Gha Bhearnaigh son of Ruaidhrí na Soidhe Buidhe [Ó Conchobhair], high-king of the Teóra Connachta, defenders of Ireland, and its king with opposition according to some, died.

Annal MCB1157.

MCB1157.0

1157

MCB1157.1

A.D. 1157. A foray by Tighearnán Ó Ruairc into Leinster. Diarmaid Mac Murchadha and the Galls of Dublin overtook him at Cuasán Í Bhraoin and put him and the men of Bréifne to flight.

MCB1157.2

Lismore, including houses and churches, was burned for the most part.

MCB1157.2

Daimhinis was burned, including houses and churches.

Annal MCB1158.

MCB1158.0

1158

MCB1158.1

A.D. 1158. A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn together with [the men of] the north of Ireland came to Limerick to demand hostages from Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain.


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MCB1158.2

Brian son of Donnchadh Ó Briain and Donnchadh son of Aodh Ó Cearbhaill, son of the king of the Eóghanacht Locha Léin, killed each other, after they had killed the son of Aodh Ó Ceallachain, two of the Uí Dhonnchadha, and many others on the same day.

MCB1158.3

A hosting by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc to Áth na Casbearna in the territory of Uí Sheaghain. A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn and Donnchadh Ó Cearbhaill to meet them there. A battle was fought between them, in which the Connachtmen, the Uí Bhriúin, and the Conmhaicne were routed, and slaughter inflicted on them.

MCB1158.4

Amhlaoibh son of Aonghus Ó Donnchadha went on a foray to Uaithne, and Ó hIfearnáin, Ó Cathail, and many others were killed by him.

MCB1158.5

Conchobhar son of Domhnall Ó Briain and his son were blinded by Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain.

MCB1158.6

The great church of Achadh Dá Eó was completed by Amhlaoibh son of Aonghus Ó Donnchadha.

MCB1158.7

The same Amhlaoibh Ó Donnchadha, high king of Eóghanachta Locha Léin, usurper of West Munster, was killed in Magh Breoghain on the bank of the Suir by Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and [the men of] Thomond, and Mathghamhain son of Mathghamhain son of Mac Carthaigh was killed with him. His own family and his people took the body of Amhlaoibh to Achadh Dá Eó, and he was honourably buried by them with hymns and psalms and Masses on the right side of the church which he himself had built in honour of the Trinity and Mary.

MCB1158.8

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall [Ó Lochlainn] with the Oirghialla, the Ulaidh, and Cinéal Conaill into Connacht, and they destroyed Dún Mór and many other towns, and returned home without peace or battle.

MCB1158.9

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall [Ó Lochlainn] with [the men of] the north of Ireland, and they gave the kingship of Midhe, to Donnchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and they plundered the Uí Fhionnaláin and the greater part of Dealbhna.


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Annal MCB1159.

MCB1159.0

1159

MCB1159.1

A.D. 1159. Aodh Ó hOisin, the archbishop from whom Giolla Aodha of Cork is named, died.

MCB1159.2

Donnchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, was treacherously killed by the Uí Fhionnaláin.

MCB1159.3

Domhnall son of Maol Muaidh [Ó Mathghamhna], king of Cinéal mBécce, was killed by the Uí Mhathghamhna.

MCB1160.0

1160

MCB1160.1

A.D. 1160. A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn with [the men of] the north of Ireland, the men of Midhe, the Leinstermen, and the Galls of Dublin; and they divided all Bréifne and Connacht, and Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, submitted to Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn.

Annal MCB1163.

MCB1163.0

1163

MCB1163.1

A.D. 1163. Donnchadh son of Donnchadh son of Cithach Mac Carthaigh, candle of generosity and valour of Clann Charthaigh, was treacherously killed by Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach after excelling one another(?) ... Mo Chuda as well as all the other relics between them.

MCB1163.2

War broke out between Somhairle Mac Giolla Adhamhnáin, king of the Hebrides ... of Scotland with a great fleet came from Dublin.

MCB1163.3

A foray by Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain against Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh] through Druim Fínghin, and he carried off many cows.

Annal MCB1164.

MCB1164.0

1164

MCB1164.1

A.D. 1164. Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain joined with Thomond against his own father, and they banished him to the house of Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh] at Lismore. He gave hostages and military service to Diarmaid son of Cormac for assisting him against Muircheartach, his son, and Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht.


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MCB1164.2

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and by Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair in pursuit of his father to banish him from the son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh]. Giolla Ailbhe Ó Deadhaidh was killed by them, and they turned back without banishing Toirdhealbhach or making peace with the son of Cormac.

MCB1164.3

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn with the men of Fearnmhagh, the Cinéal Conaill, and the [Cinéal] Eóghain into Ulaidh. They destroyed the monastery of the monks of Newry, and plundered Sabhall Pádraig in Rinn Móin, Downpatrick, Aointreabh, Baile Cluig Comhghaill, all Ulaidh, and almost all Dál n-Araidhe, and they banished Domhnall son of Cú Uladh [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] from the kingship of Ulaidh.

MCB1164.4

A hosting by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc in ... and they plundered the people of Inis Pádraig, and the nuns, and they burned a large part of it.

Annal MCB1165(1166).

MCB1165.0

1165

MCB1165.1

A.D. 1165. Armagh, together with its three churches, was burned, except St. Paul's church, and from Dair Colaim Cille to Craobh Brighde.

MCB1165.2

Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn, king of Oileach, captured Eochaidh son of Cú Uladh Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, his own gossip, at Camus Comhghaill, in his Easter house, after they had been at the same guest-table up to that, and he carried him off to Inis Aonaigh and blinded him there, in violation of the protection of Patrick's coarb, the Bachall Íosa, Clog an Udhachta, Soisgéala Mártain, Míosach Cairnigh, the three shrines in Teampall na Sgrín, together with the relics of the north of Ireland, and in violation of the protection of Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, together with the nobles of the north of Ireland, including


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Cinéal Conaill and Cinéal Eóghain, laymen and clergy. An account reached Ó Cearbhaill of this violation of his protection and of the blinding of his foster-son. He made peace with Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, and taking with him the Oirghialla south of Sliabh Beatha, the Conmhaicne, and the Uí Bhriúin, he went into Tír Eóghain. Muircheartach son of Niall [Ó Lochlainn] was at Teallach Óg, and he came to Fiodh Ó nEachach to meet Ó Cearbhaill, and they fought a battle there in which Cinéal Eóghain were defeated, and Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn, king of Oileach, was killed and his head cut off for the [outraged] honour of Jesus, Patrick, and Ó Cearbbaill. Ó Cearbhaill went from there to Magh nImchláir, and Aodh Ó Néill proclaimed his kingship of Cinéal Eóghain.

MCB1165.3

At that time Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, carried off by force Derborguill, daughter of Murchadh Mac Floinn, wife of Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne and Midhe according to some books. When Tighearnán heard of this, he sent word to Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, and setting out together, with the Galls of Dublin, the men of Midhe, and the Uí Fhaoláin, they burned Fearna Mhór Maodhóg with all its churches, and brought away hostages from Mac Murchadha.

MCB1165.4

Another hosting by Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair with the same people to Fearna, in which he demolished Mac Murchadha's stone house, and they banished himself eastwards oversea to the king of England [who was] in France.

MCB1165.5

The king of England at that time was King Henry, Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine, and Anjou, and Lord of Wales and Scotland, according to the books of the Galls. On Mac Murchadha's arrival, the king welcomed him and kept him with him for a while, and then allowed him to return to England with letters and treasure. As it was not possible for himself or hit forces to go with Mac Murchadha, he gave permission to everyone who wished to go with Mac Murchadha to Ireland for the purpose of recovering his territory.

MCB1165.6

Mac Murchadha came to Bristol and made a treaty with Richard FitzGilbert, Earl of Striguil; Áine, daughter of Mac Murchadha, was to be given in marriage to the Earl, and the province of Leinster after Mac Murchadha's death, in consideration of his coming to Ireland to effect the conquest for Mac Murchadha in the ensuing summer.


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MCB1165.7

Mac Murchadha left Bristol and went to the north of Wales. The king of Wales at this time was Rhys ap Gruffudd. Mac Murchadha came to him, and complained of his own case and of how he was exiled, and requested help of him. The king granted him that, and treated him well.

Annal MCB1166.

MCB1166.0

1166

MCB1166.1

A.D. 1166. A hosting of Ireland by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair to Machaire Arda Macha, from there to Bealach Gréine, to Teach Damhnatan, through An Fotair over Sliabh Beatha, in Magh Leamhna, and to Fearnach na Meabhla ... The nobles of the north came to meet him, and gave him four hostages: two from north of the Mountain and two from south of the Mountain, so that Ruaidhrí was then named King of Ireland.

Annal MCB1167.

MCB1167.0

1167

MCB1167.1

A.D. 1167. Mac Murchadha came to an agreement with the king of Wales concerning the help he had promised to send with him to Ireland. The king aided him by giving him Robert FitzStephen, whom he had in prison for three years, and by affirming to Mac Murchadha that he would come to Ireland with him in consideration of his release, together with as much of a following as he could get. Mac Murchadha crossed the sea from there to Fearna, and was in hiding there throughout the Spring.

MCB1167.2

Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain, king of almost all Ireland, died.

MCB1167.3

Muircheartach Dúin na Sgiath, son of that Toirdhealbhach, was killed and burned by Conchobhar son of the son of Conchobhar Ó Briain, i.e. Slapar Salach. This Conchobhar, Slapar Salach, was killed by Maol Seachlainn Ó Faoláin and his son three days after that.

MCB1167.4

Éanna son of Diarmaid Mac Murchadha was blinded by Domhnall Mac Giolla. Phádraig, king of Osraighe.

MCB1167.5

Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill, high-king of Oirghialla, who obtained the kingship of Midhe as far as Clochán na hImrime, and the kingship of Ulaidh, and to whom was


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offered many times the kingship of Cinéal Eóghain, chief ornament of the north of Ireland, and even of all Ireland, for appearance, wisdom, bravery, friendship, brotherliness, vigour, kingship, power, for bestowing treasure, food, bounty, and reward to laymen and clergy, for overwhelming all evil and exalting all goodness, for protecting bells, croziers, and the monasteries of canons and monks, and like unto Solomon for peacefulness in his own native territory and towards every territory around, died after repentance, having bequeathed much gold, silver, and stock, and having partaken of the Body of Christ.

MCB1167.6

Robert FitzStephen came to Ireland, as he had promised Mac Murchadha, with thirty knights, three score esquires, and three hundred archers. They made port at Banabh, and leaving their ships, encamped at the harbour until Mac Murchadha arrived with five hundred supporters. The principal knights who came there with Robert FitzStephen were, Maurice FitzGerald, Robert de Barry, Meiler FitzHenry, and Hervey de Montmorency: it was this Hervey who endowed the monastery of Dúin Bróith. They confirmed their agreement, and unfurling their banners they proceeded with one accord to attack Wexford, and captured it. After its capture, Mac Murchadha, as he had promised, handed it over to Robert FitzStephen and Maurice FitzGerald, together with the county to the east and the west of it. He went from thence to Osraighe, where he inflicted slaughter and took hostages from Mac Giolla Phádraig as an earnest of submission to him.

MCB1167.7

An account of these events reached Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, who was titled King of Ireland at that time. He assembled those of the forces of Ireland who were his lieges, and went to Fearna. Mac Murchadha was in the fastnesses of a wood near Fearna, and they made peace: Diarmaid Mac Murchadha was to receive Ó Conchobhair's daughter as wife, and Mac Murchadha was to send back the knights, and not to bring any more foreigners to Ireland, nor to support them there. He gave up his own halidoms and his son to Ó Conchobhair in token of his fulfilment of that agreement.

MCB1167.8

A short time after this, Mac Murchadha sent letters to England for Richard, Earl of Striguil. The Earl sent Raymond le Gros FitzGerald with ten knights and seventy archers to assist Mac Murchadha and the knights, for he was a son of the paternal uncle of Robert FitzStephen and Maurice FitzGerald, according to the books of the Galls.


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MCB1167.9

Raymond landed, four miles east of Waterford, and when Maol Seachlainn Ó Faoláin and the people of Waterford learned of his arrival, they set out, three thousand strong, to attack Raymond in the fortress in which he was. Raymond struck the first man of them who crossed the moat on the head with his sword, and split his head in two. When the crowd nearest saw this, they at once fled, towards their people, and when the rearguard saw the van fleeing towards them, they too fled, and the English pursued them and inflicted slaughter on them by drowning and by killing.

MCB1167.10

Domhnall Mór Ó Briain son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha took the kingship of Thomond, and Brian son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain was blinded by him.

Annal MCB1169(1170).

MCB1169.0

1169

MCB1169.1

A.D. 1169. Thomas of Canterbury, archbishop of Canterbury and primate of all England, was killed within the church of Canterbury by the retainers of Henry, son of the Empress, king of England.

MCB1169.2

Richard, Earl of Striguil, came to Ireland with two hundred knights and a thousand archers to the assistance of Mac Murchadha on St. Bartholomew's Day. Mac Murchadha came with his knights to meet them, and gave his married daughter, Áine, to the Earl, in consideration of his assisting him to conquer Ireland. On the following day they proceeded to Waterford and took it.

MCB1169.3

When Diarmaid son of Mac Carthaigh heard of this, he went with all the Munstermen he could get to Waterford to meet them. They fought a battle there, and Cathal son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha, Raghnall Ó Ríoghbhardáin, and the son of Íomhar Ó Cathail were killed, and there was slaughter of the English on the other side.

MCB1169.4

Mac Murchadha and the Earl went with their knights to Dublin, and they drove out all the Norse, the merchants, and the inhabitants who were there, killed or drowned many women and men and youths, and carried off much gold and silver and apparel. The English Earl left the care of these, as well as of the town, in the hands of Diarmaid Mac Murchadha,


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to avenge the wicked slaying of his father by the people of Dublin before that, when a dead dog was buried with his body in the ground as a mark of hatred and contempt.

MCB1169.5

Mac Murchadha with his Galls and Gaels plundered the most of Midhe and Cluain Ioraird, and set Ceanannas and Bréifne on fire.

Annal MCB1171.

MCB1171.0

1171

MCB1171.1

A.D. 1171. Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, died at Fearna.

MCB1171.2

Iohannes Orcach and [Haskulf son of Raghnall son of] Thorkil, two officials of Dublin, came to Ireland with three score shiploads of Norsemen to avenge their reverse and their expulsion from Dublin. The Norse and the English fought a battle around Dublin, in which the two one-time officials of Dublin were killed, with slaughter of the Norse fleet.

MCB1171.3

Maghnus son of Cú Uladh son of Conchobhar [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] king of Ulaidh, was killed by his own brother, Donn Sleibhe.

MCB1171.4

A hosting by Tighearnán Ó Ruairc with the forces of Uí Bhriúin, Domhnall son of Maol Seachlainn Crosaoh [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn with the men of] Oirthear Midhe, and Murchadh Ó Cearbhaill with the Oirghialla and Uí Mheith, to drive the knights from Dublin. The English went to Ceall Maighneann, to meet the Irish, and they fought a battle, in which the Galls were defeated, and the Gaels pursued beyond the town, eastwards and southwards, all those who did not go into the town with the knights. Ó Ruairc remained on the green of the town with a small force of horse, and when the knights saw him, they sallied forth from the town against him, killing Aodh, son of Tigheaman Ó Ruairc; and Ó Ruairc was defeated. When the Irish saw Ó Ruairc fleeing, they themselves fled, and the knights pursued them, killing many of them. So far the rout of An Luaithreadh.

Annal MCB1172.

MCB1172.0

1172

MCB1172.1

A.D. 1172. Henry son of the Empress, King of England, Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine, and Anjou, came to Ireland with five hundred knights and numerous cavalry and infantry, and entered Waterford harbour on the feast of St. Luke the Apostle.


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MCB1172.2

The Pope at that time was Alexander III, the Emperor was Frederick [Barbarossa], and Louis [VII] was King of France: Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair was over Ireland. Aodh Ó Néill over Cinéal Eóghain and the whole province. Donn Sléibhe son of Cú Uladh son of Conchobhar [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] over the Ulaidh. Domhnall Mór son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha over Thomond and one of the two provinces of Munster. Diarmaid son of Cormac son of Muireadheach Mac Carthaigh over the other province. Donnchadh son of Cian son of Donnchadh Donn son of Cú Mara son of Brodchú son of Mathghamhain son of Cian son of Maol Muaidh [Ó Mathghamhna] over Uí Eachach. Lochlainn Ó Mic Thíre over Uí Mac Caille. Maol Seachlainn Ó Faoláin over Déise. Domhnall Ó Giolla Phádraig over Osraighe. Domhnall Caomhánach son of Mac Murchadha over Leinster. Murchadh son of Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill over Oirghialla and the men of Fearnmhagh. Dornhnall son of Maol Seachlainn Crosach [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn] over Oirthear Midhe. Tighearnán Ó Ruairc over Gairbhthrian Connacht, and he was called King of Midhe.

MCB1172.3

The King of England was not long in Waterford when Diarmaid Mór [Mac Carthaigh] came into his house and gave hostages and made submission to him. Shortly after that, Domhnall Mór Ó Briain and Donnchadh son of Cian Ó Mathghamhna went to meet him on the banks of the Suir, and made submission to him.

MCB1172.4

The King of England went from thence to Dublin, and the Leinstermen and Domhnall Caomhanach submitted to him.

MCB1172.5

Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, Murchadh son of Donnchadh Ó Cearbhaill, and Donn Sléibhe [Mac Duinn Shléibhe], king of Ulaidh, came into the house of the King at Dublin and made submission to him.

Annal MCB1173.

MCB1173.0

1173

MCB1173.1

A.D. 1173. The King of England departed from Ireland, leaving Hugo de Lacy as constable in his place with great power.

MCB1173.2

Numerous churches were destroyed by the English after the King had left.


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MCB1173.3

Tighearnán Ó Ruairc was killed by the constable, Hugo de Lacy, and Clann Ghearailt on Cnoc Í Ruairc, when he had come to meet them. Seven knights of them waited on their horses, and when they found Ó Ruairc coming to where the constable was, they pierced him with spears, cut off his head, and hung his body, feet upwards, at the north side of Ceall na Truan.

MCB1173.4

Domhnall son of Giolla na Naomh Ó Fearghail was killed by the same Englishmen.

MCB1173.5

Dorm Sléibhe son of Cú Uladh son of Conchobhar Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, was killed by Uí Eachach, Uí Bhreasail, and Uí Niallain, with great slaughter of the Ulaidh, to avenge the killing of Mac Giolla Easpuig in violation of the relics and clergy of the north of Ireland a fortnight before that.

MCB1173.6

Ruaidhrí son of Cú Uladh [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] took the kingship of Ulaidh, and Niall son of Cú Uladh, his own brother, was blinded by him.

MCB1173.7

Giolla Aodha, bishop of Cork, died.

MCB1174.0

1174

MCB1174.1

A.D. 1174. The Earl of Striguil came to Uí Chinnsealaigh, and Domhnall Caomhánach [Mac Murchadha] and Uí Chinnsealaigh killed two hundred of his people.

MCB1174.2

The same Earl came into Munster to Lismore and plundered it completely, and levied a thousand marks from the legate, as a tribute from the great church. He turned back to Dublin from there.

Annal MCB1175.

MCB1175.0

1175

MCB1175.1

A.D. 1175. Domhnall Mór Ó Briain inflicted a defeat on the Saxon Earl and the knights at Thurles and killed four knights and seven hundred others of his people there.

MCB1175.2

When the people of Waterford heard of this, they killed the two hundred English who were left to garrison them, together with their constable.


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MCB1175.3

The Earl went from thence by. night to an island to the east of Waterford, and was two months there before he went to Dublin.

Annal MCB1176.

MCB1176.0

1176

MCB1176.1

A.D. 1176. A hosting by Domhnall Ó Briain to Eóghanacht Locha Léin, and from thence to Ciarraighe [Luachra], and he plundered there both church and lay property.

MCB1176.2

Diarmaid Mór Mac Carthaigh was captured by Cormac Liathánach, his own son, who proclaimed himself king in place of his father.

MCB1176.3

Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh Ó Maoil Ruanaidh, king of Fir Mhanach, was burned by his own kinsmen in the round tower of Daimhinis.

MCB1176.4

Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh] came out and took his kingship.

MCB1176.5

Tadhg Ó Briain's son and Mathghamhain Ó Briain were blinded by Domhnall Mór Ó Briain.

MCB1176.6

Domhnall Caomhánach, Mac Giolla Phádraig, and Raymond FitzGerald with his knights, came to Limerick and captured and plundered it.

MCB1176.7

CormacLiáthanach son of Diarmaid Mór Mac Carthaigh was killed by Cathal Odhar [Mac Carthaigh], Conchobhar Ó Donnchadha, and the nobles of Desmond, and the Uí Shuilleabháin in particular, to avenge his capture and deposition of his own father, and the killing by him of Mac Craith Ó Súilleabháin and Conchobhar Ó Domhnaill, together with many others, when he was taking Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh prisoner.

MCB1176.8

Domhnall Caomhánach and Ó Giolla Phádraig, with their knights, came from Limerick into Múscraighe Aodha;, and plundered Bealach Átha and Cúil Eimhne. Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh] went to meet them,and made peace, with them, and all the hostages of Munster they had were left with him.

MCB1176.9

The people of Thomond themselves burned and razed Limerick, lest the English should return there to depose him [i.e. Diarmaid].

MCB1176.10

The English hanged Maghnus Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, whom they had in captivity; and they built castles at Domhnach Seachlainn, at Trim, at Sgrín Coluim Cille, at Navan, and at Cnoghbha.


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MCB1176.11

Niall son of Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, was killed by Muinntear Bhranáin na Glinne.

MCB1176.12

A hosting by Maol Sheachlainn Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, into Ulaidh, and he carried off their hostages.

MCB1176.13

A foray by the English of Dublin and Midhe to Fionncharn Sléibhe Modhornn and Gort Conaing, and they killed people, and carried off many cows.

MCB1176.14

Another foray by them to the north of Sliabh Fuaid, where they did much plundering. The men of Fearnmhagh attacked them at Fiodh Conaille and killed a large number of them.

MCB1176.15

The Galls of Dublin and Midhe laid waste Oirghialla from the Boyne to Sliabh Fuaid, and Richard Fleming built a castle at Dumhach Sláine.

MCB1176.16

Richard Earl of Striguil died an unholy death in Dublin, as was fitting, after a long wasting sickness, in punishment for all the churches of saints he had plundered and ravaged.

MCB1176.17

A hosting by Maol Sheachlainn Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, with the CinDál Eóghain and the men of Fearnmhagh and Oirghialla, to Sláine, to attack Richard Fleming. They demolished and razed the castle that Richard had built at Dumhach Sláine, through a miracle of God, Patrick, bishop Erc, and the holy men whose churches Richard had ravaged and plundered, and they carried off all the people, horses, and other wealth they found there.

MCB1176.18

Cú Muighe Ó Floinn, king of Uí Thuirtre, Fir Lí, Dál Riada, and Dál nAraidhe, was treacherously killed by his brother Cú Midhe Ó Floinn and by the Fir Lí.

Annal MCB1177.

MCB1177.0

1177

MCB1177.1

A.D. 1177. Muircheartach son of the son of Domhnall Mac Carthaigh took Miles de Cogan and FitzStephen with him to Cork and plundered it, and they made an encampment there. A troop of them went from Cork to attack Waterford, and the Irish rose against them from every side of Lismore and killed well-nigh all the English.

MCB1177.2

A great war broke out between Domhnall Mór Ó Briain and Diarmaid Mór Mac Carthaigh, and they laid waste from


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Limerick to Cork, and from Clár Doire Mhóir and Waterford to Cnoc Bréanainn, both church and lay property. The Uí Mac Caille fled southwards across the Lee into Uí Eachach, the Eóghanacht Locha Léin fled to Féardhruim in Uí Eachach, the Ciarraighe Luahra into Thomond, the Uí Chairbre, the Uí Chonaill, and the Uí Dhonnabháin into Eóghanacht Locha Léin, and to [the country] around Mangarta.

MCB1177.3

A hosting by Domhnall Mór Ó Briain to Munster, and he reached Cnoc Bréanainn and plundered it.

MCB1177.4

Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha, Cuilean Ó Cuiléin, and the nobles of Desmond made a raid on Machaire Caisil to exact retribution for the westward raid, as the poet said:

    1. Wretched is Munster of the steeds,
      between Eóghan and Cormac:
      a westward raid by noble Síol Cormaic,
      an eastward raid by SÍol Eóghain.

MCB1177.5

Domhnall Ó Briain and Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh made peace there with one another.

Annal MCB1178.

MCB1178.0

1178

MCB1178.1

A.D. 1178. The valiant knight John de Courcy came secretly with a band of knights and archers from Dublin to Downpatrick, and reaching it unperceived, they made a dyke from sea to sea about Downpatrick. The Ulaidh then assembled, under Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, to make an attack on Downpatrick against John, but on reaching it they retreated without striking a blow when they saw the Englishmen with their horses in full battle-dress. When the Englishmen saw the Ulaidh in flight, they followed them with their people, and inflicted slaughter upon them, both by drowning and by the sword. The Bachall Fínghin and Bachall Rónáin Fhinn and many other relics were left behind in that slaughter.

MCB1178.2

A hosting by Maol Sheachlainn Ó Lochlainn with Cinéal Eóghain, Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe with the Ulaidh, Giolla an Choimdhe Ó Caráin, Patrick's coarb, having with them the relics of the north of Ireland, together with their clerical keepers to Downpatrick to capture it from John [de Courcy]. When they reached it, they fled without striking a blow, leaving


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behind Patrick's coarb with his clergy, and the Canóin Pádraig, Fionn Faoidheach Pádraig, Clog Timchill Arda Macha, Bachall Comhghaill, Ceolán Tighearnaigh, Bachall Da-Chiaróg Argail, Bachall Eimhine, Bachall Mhura, and many other relics. There fell there Domhnall Ó Flaithbheartaigh, chieftain of Clann Fhlaithbheartaigh, Conchobhar Ó Ciaralláin, chieftain of Clann Diarmada, Giolla Mic Liag Ó Donnghaile, chieftain of Fir Dhroma, Giolla Criost Ó hAdhmaill, chieftain of Clann Adhmaill, Giolla Mártain Mac Con Allaidh, chieftain of Clann Chonchadha, Giolla Comhghaill Mac Tiúlacáin, chieftain of Muinntear Mhongáin, Cionaoth Mac Cartáin, chieftain of Cinéal Faghartaigh, and many others who cannot be reckoned here. Patrick's coarb was captured, but was released by the English of their own accord, and the Canóin Pádraig and the Ceolán Tighearnaigh were brought back from the Galls, after they had been found in the slaughter, when their young keepers were killed. The Galls have all the other relics still.

MCB1178.3

A hosting by Miles de Cogan and the English of Dublin into Connacht. The Connachtmen themselves burned the churches and houses of the country, all of them that were in level and cleared land. When the English found neither food nor a place to settle down, they turned back to Dublin, broken and weary.

MCB1178.4

A treacherous foray by Miles de Cogan and the Galls of Dublin and Midhe against Louth and Machaire Conaill.

MCB1178.5

Aodh Ó Néill, who was king of Cinéal Eóghain before Maol Sheachlainn Ó Lochlainn, was killed by Maol Sheachlainn near Armagh. Ardghal Ó Lochlainn, a son of that Maol Sheachlainn, son of the king of Oileach, was killed by Aodh at that place.

MCB1178.6

Lismore, Cashel, and Magh Feimhin were plundered by the Galls.

MCB1178.7

Lane Rónáin Fhinn, chief sanctuary of all Ulaidh, was plundered by John de Courcy, and Tomas Ó Corcráin, its erenach, was beheaded.


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Annal MCB1179.

MCB1179.0

1179

MCB1179.1

A.D. 1179. Conchobhar son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha was killed by Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh, his own brother.

MCB1179.2

Muircheartach son of the son of Domhnall Mac Carthaigh was killed by Ó hEidirsgeóil at Ros Oihthre.

MCB1179.3

Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha, king of Eóghanacht and Uí Eachach while Donnchadh son of Cian Ó Mathghamhna was in banishment by Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh, the Uí Dhonnchadha, and the Galls, was killed.

MCB1179.4

A defeat of the English of Dublin and Leinster at Tóchar Cluana Eidhneach, and at Fiodh Mór in Laoighis, by the Leinstermen themselves.

MCB1179.5

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on the English, of Ceanannas by Maol Ruanaidh Ó Baoigheallán, with a force of the Dartraighe.

MCB1179.6

Ulaidh was laid waste, both church and lay property, by John de Courcy and the Irish who were along with him.

MCB1179.7

Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, in exile in Tír Eóghain.

MCB1179.8

A foray by John de Courcy into Machaire Conaill and Cuailghne, and they carried off four thousand cows to Cuan Aighneach. Murchadh Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, Maol Ruanaidh Ó Baoighealláin, king of Dartraighe, Giolla Pádraig Ó hAinbheith, king of Mughdhorna and Uí Mheith, and Dubh Inse Mac Aonghusa overtook them and fought a very vigorous battle with them on the shores of the bay, and inflicted slaughter on them, both by drowning and by the sword.

MCB1179.9

An overthrow of battle and dreadful slaughter on John de Courcy at Sgrig Arcaidh by Cú Midhe Ó Floinn, with a force of the Uí Thuirtre and Fir Lí.

MCB1179.10

A treacherous foray by the English of Dublin and Midhe, and they plundered the south of Oirghialla, both church and lay property, from Inis Mochta to Inbhear Bóinne.

Annal MCB1180.

MCB1180.0

1180

MCB1180.1

A.D. 1180. John de Courcy left Downpatrick desolate, and he came to Áth Glaise, and built a castle and dwelt there.


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MCB11809.2

Ard Fearta Bréanainn was plundered by Clann Charthaigh, and they carried off all the livestock they found there. They killed many senior clergy within their sanctuary and graveyard.

MCB11809.3

Muircheartach Ó Briain was drowned, and the "snow of the venom" fell this year.

MCB11809.4

Conchobhar Ó Ceallaigh, king of Uí Mhaine, and his only son, with their kinsmen and the nobles of Uí Mhaine, were slain by Conchobhar Maonmhuighe Ó Conchobhair.

MCB11809.5

A new fort [was built] at Leithlinn by the king of England's people.

Annal MCB1181.

MCB1181.0

1181

MCB1181.1

A.D. 1181. Labhrás Ó Tuathail, archbishop of Dublin and Leinster, died at Augum in France, while making peace between the king of England and the Irish.

Annal MCB1182.

MCB1182.0

1182

MCB1182.1

A.D. 1182. A defeat of the Ulaidh, under Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, by Domhnall Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain.

MCB1182.21

Pope Alexander died.

Annal MCB1183.

MCB1183.0

1183

MCB1183.1

A.D. 1183. Miles de Cogan, FitzStephen, Ceann Cuilinn, Robert FitzStephen's son, and five knights were killed, and slaughter was inflicted by the family of Ó Mic Thíre, king of Uí Ghlaisín, on the English at Lismore as they were going to attack Waterford.

MCB1183.2

Defeat and slaughter [inflicted] by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair on Flaithbheartach Ó Maoil Doraidh, king of Cinéal Conaill, and on Donnchadh Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1183.3

Defeat and, slaughter [inflicted] by John de Courcy at Cúil an Tuaiscirt on Cinéal Eóghain, [Cinéal] Conaill, and Cianachta, and Giolla Críost Ó Cathain, son of the king of Fir na Craoibhe, and Raghnall Ó Brisléin, chieftain of Fána, were killed.


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MCB1184.0

1184

MCB1184.1

A.D. 1184. Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht and of Ireland for a time, renounced the world and went to ... on a pilgrimage. Conchobhar Maonmhuighe, son of that Ruaidhrí, took the kingship of Connacht.

MCB1184.2

A hosting by Murchadh Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, and Hugo de Lacey, lord of the Galls of Ireland, and they were three nights at Armagh encamped against Tríocha Céad Oiridh and the north of Fearnmhagh.

Annal MCB1185.

MCB1185.0

1185

MCB1185.1

A.D. 1185. Art Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, was killed by Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain.

MCB1185.2

A castle [built] at Ceall Áir in Iarthar Midhe by Hugo de Lacy.

MCB1185.3

Englishmen on Lough Erne with Flaithbheartach Ó Maoil Doraidh ..., and the territories of the lake around were laid waste and plundered by them.

Annal MCB1192.

MCB1192.0

1192

MCB1192.1

A.D. 1192. Great slaughter of the Galls by Domhnall Ó Briain in a battle at Thurles.

MCB1192.2

Numerous castles [were built] by the Galls in Munster, and there were frequent forays in Thomond.

MCB1192.3

Mathghamhain son of Muireadhach Ó Muircheartaigh was killed by the Uí Eachach.

MCB1192.4

Fínghin Lice Lachtáin son of Mac Carthaigh left the Church for the laity, without the advice of monks or clergy.

MCB1192.5

Conchobhar son of Maghnus Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, was killed at Armagh by Ardghal Ó hAnluain, king of Uí Nialláin.


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Annal MCB1193.

MCB1193.0

[1193]

MCB1193.1

The castle of Brí Uis was built by the Galls, with the consent of Ó Briain, if the general report be true, as a check on Domhnall son of Mac Carthaigh.

MCB1193.2

Cathal Odhar son of Ceallachán son of Mac Carthaigh was treacherously killed by Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Baghdhun son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh.

MCB1193.3

Cú Midhe Ó Floirin, king of Uí Thuirtre and Fir Lí, was treacherously killed by the followers of John de Courcy, in Aointreabh.

Annal MCB1194.

MCB1194.0

[1194]

MCB1194.1

Fínghin son of Mac Carthaigh turned against his own brother and took him prisoner.

MCB1194.2

Domhnall Mór son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha died this year. Muircheartach, his son, took the kingship of Thomond.

MCB1194.3

Muircheartach son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain was treacherously taken prisoner by the Galls and blinded by them.

MCB1194.4

Tadhg son of Mathgharnhain Ó Briain was treacherously killed by the Galls at Cashel, despite the protection of the legate and Patrick.

MCB1194.5

Giolla Ailbhe Ó Caoimh and his kinsman were treacherously killed by the Galls, with the approval of Mac Carthaigh's son.

Annal MCB1195.

MCB1195.0

1195

MCB1195.1

A.D. 1195. Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, came to Munster and demolished many of the castles of the Galls there, and everybody thought that the Galls of Munster would be destroyed by himself, Síol Briain, and Clann Charthaigh.

MCB1196.1

The churches of Tír Eóghain were plundered and laid waste by Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh. The churches of Domhnach Mór, the refectory of Cruimthear Coluim, the church of Doire Loráin, and Tearmann Comáin were plundered, and the church of Díseart Dá Chríoch was burned.


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Annal MCB1196.

MCB1196.0

1196

MCB1196.1

A.D. 1196. Donnchadh Ó Donnagáin was killed by Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, with the assent of Fínghin son of Mac Carthaigh.

MCB1196.2

Conchobhar Ruadh son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain captured Donnchadh Cairbreach son of Domhnall Mór, and robbed Mac Con Ó hEidirsgeóil; and Giolla na bhFlann Ó Súilleabháin died.

MCB1196.3

A prey [taken] by Domhnall son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh] from the castle of Ceall Fiacla, and eight Galls were killed there, and two of their nobles were taken by him as hostages. He demolished castles in Uí Mac Caille, and put people to death.

MCB1196.4

A hosting by the Galls of Munster and Cork, and they sent marauders throughout Féardhruim, and killed Corc Ó Muircheartaigh, and Giolla Mucuille Ó Céadfadha, and the son of Buadhach Ó Súilleabháin, and many others. Slaughter was inflicted on the Galls as they were returning to Cork.

MCB1196.5

A hosting by Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair and the nobles of Munster came to destroy Cork, but Domhnall son of Mac Carthaigh prevented them, after he had handed over the town on his own conditions to the Galls.

MCB1196.6

Louth was plundered and burned, together with its castle, by Niall Mac Mathghamhna and John de Courcy.

MCB1196.7

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Cinéal Eóghain and the Oirthir on Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, near Armagh.

MCB1196.8

Muircheartach Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, was treacherously killed by Conchobhar Ó Cathain and the Cinéal Eóghain themselves, in violation of the security of Patrick and his saints, the Three Shrines, the Canóin, and Clog an Udhachta.

Annal MCB1197.

MCB1197.0

1197

MCB1197.1

A.D. 1197. Conchobhar Ruadh Ó Briain turned against Donnchadh Cairbreach, his own kinsman, and brought Galls with him to Thomond, which they plundered, both church and lay property. They killed Cú Meadha Mac Con Mara, Conchobhar Ó Cuinn, and many others.


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MCB1197.2

A hosting by the Galls to Durrus, but they did no harm there other than the burning of churches, and they turned back.

MCB1197.3

Conchobhar Ó Cathain, king of Fir na Craoibhe and Cianachta, fell by the power of Patrick together with his saints and relics, inretribution for the violation of his security.

MCB1197.4

Flaithbheartach Ó Maoil Doraidh, king of Cinéal Conaill, Cinéal Eóghain and the territories as far as Eas Dara and Loch Gile in the north of Bréifne, died after he had renounced the world.

MCB1197.5

A hosting by John de Courcy past Tuaim into Tír Eóghain to Ard Sratha, Magh Nidh, Ráith Both, and Derry. A battle between him and Cinéal Conaill at Cnoc na Sgam, in which slaughter was inflicted on them, and Eachmharcach Ó Dochartaigh, their king, was killed. John plundered well-nigh all Inis Eóghain, and returned in triumph.

Annal MCB1198.

MCB1198.0

1198

MCB1198.1

A.D. 1198. Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, who had the kingship of Ireland for a time, died on a pilgrimage at Cunga, having renounced the world.

MCB1198.2

A castle [was built] by the Galls at Ard Pádraig.

MCB1198.3

Muircheartach son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain was banished by his kinsman, Conchobhar Ruadh son of Domhnall Mór, out of Thomond, and he himself took the kingship in Thomond after him.

Annal MCB1199.

MCB1199.0

1199

MCB1199.1

1. A.D. 1199. Richard, king of England, died, and John, his brother, took the kingship of England.

MCB1199.2

Richard Carew, a noble baron, died at Cork.

MCB1199.3

A great war was made by the Galls on the Gaels, in which the territory froze the Shannon to Féardhruim was laid waste.

MCB1199.4

A castle [was built] by the Galls at Eas Geibhtine.


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MCB1200.0

1200

MCB1200.1

A.D. 1200. Slaughter [was inflicted] on the Oirthir through the treachery of Sliabh Fuaid by the followers of John de Courcy.

MCB1200.2

Slaughter [was inflicted] on the Connachtmen by the Galls of Midhe, and Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Iarthar Connacht, was killed.

MCB1200.3

Cathal son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, banished Cathal Carrach son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe into Munster.

MCB1200.4

The Galls of Munster went with Cathal Carrach into Connacht and banished Cathal Croibhdhearg to John de Courcy in Ulaidh, and set up Cathal Carrach in his place.

MCB1200.5

A foray by Ruaidhrí [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] with the Galls of Ardee against Armagh. He made another foray against Inis Caoin Deagha Mic Cairill and plundered the town and its church.

Annal MCB1201.

MCB1201.0

1201

MCB1201.1

A.D. 1201. Gerald son of Maurice [FitzGerald], Anadh Ó Súilleabháin, and Fionghuine Ó Caoimh, king of Fir Mhuighe, died.

MCB1201.2

A great hosting by William de Burgo and by Muircheartach, Conchobhar Ruadh, and Donnchadh Cairbreach,—three sons of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain—together with the Galls of Cork and Munster. They were a week at Ceann Eich, and they killed Amhlaoibh Ó Donnabháin, king of Uí Chairbre Éabha, and some of the Galls were killed, including Mac Coisdealbha. The legate and the bishops of Munster came and made peace between Síol Briain and Clann Charthaigh and Ó Mathghamhna and William de Burgo. William allowed Síol Briain to go home, and he himself remained in Cork for most of the winter.

MCB1201.3

Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, late king of Ulaidh, was killed by a few of the followers of John de Courcy.

MCB1201.4

Niall Ó hÉignigh, king of Oirghialla and Fir Mhanach, came with a full muster of troops, together with Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, to recover the kingship of Connacht. Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on them by Cathal Carrach son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe [Ó Conchobhair] at Eas Dara, and Niall Ó hÉignigh, Donnchadh Mac Tighearnáin, lord of Clann Fhearghaile, the king of Fir Luirg, and many others were killed.


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MCB1201.5

John de Courcy and the Galls of Ulaidh and Midhe [were] in Connacht with Cathal Croibhdhearg son of Toirdhealbhach to recover his kingship. Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Cathal son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe and the Connachtmen on that force, and John went eastwards across Loch Rí and the family of Hugo de Lacy took him prisoner, and hostages of the nobility of the Galls of Ulaidh had to be given for him. That was the defeat of An Forbhar.

Annal MCB1202.

MCB1202.0

1202

MCB1202.1

A.D. 1202. A hosting by the Galls of Munster, William [de Burgo], Cathal Croibhdhearg son of Toirdhealbhach, and Síol Briain into Connacht. Cathal Carrach, son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe with a full muster of troops came before them out of Coirrshliabh, and they fought a battle in which Cathal Carrach son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe was killed; and Cathal Croibhdhearg took the kingship of Connacht.

MCB1202.2

Conchobhar Ruadh son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain came to Muircheartach son of Domhnall, his kinsman, on a foray. The followers of Muircheartach overtook him and killed him.

MCB1202.3

John Carrtanoin came to Ireland from Pope Innocent.

MCB1202.4

A castle [was built] by Hugo de Lacy ... in Dún Ocalla above Loch Righe.

Annal MCB1203.

MCB1203.0

1203

MCB1203.1

A.D. 1203. A windy, wet summer, with famine and wars.

MCB1203.2

Clonmacnois and the churches and territories of Connacht were ravaged and plundered by William de Burgo.

MCB1203.3

Low Sunday on the second day of May this year.

MCB1203.4

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh] on the Galls at Bearn Mic Íomhair.

MCB1203.5

The Order of the Friars Minor was confirmed and a Rule was given to them.

MCB1203.6

A battle between Hugo de Lacy and John de Courcy at Downpatrick in which John was captured and his people slaughtered, so that he had to surrender his lordship and his castellation to Hugo.


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Annal MCB1204.

MCB1204.0

1204

MCB1204.1

A.D. 1204. John de Courcy came with the Cinéal Eóghain from the north into Ulaidh to recover his lordship. Walter de Lacy with a force from Midhe came from the south against him, and between them they ravaged Ulaidh.

MCB1204.2

Hugo de Lacy an Earl and Justiciar from the king of England in Ireland.

MCB1204.3

Murchadh son of Murchadh son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha, king of Eóghanacht Locha Lain, died.

Annal MCB1206.

MCB1206.0

1206

MCB1206.1

A.D. 1206. Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Badhun, son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach, died at Corr Tighe Mic Curmainn, having held the kingship for twenty years. It was by this Domhnall that Geoffrey de Cogan was killed, and he was flayed, together with his speckled kerns, to avenge his father. It was he who inflicted the defeats of Inis Eóghanain, Ceall Mo-Chumóg, Bearn Mic Íomhair, Srón Olair and many other battles, who hanged seven officials, and who demolished the castles of Lismore, Dún Coireadha, Cora, Uí Mhairile, and all Uí Mac Caille.

MCB1206.2

Fínghin son of Mac Carthaigh took the kingship. Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh], Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, and Donnchadh na hImirce Timchill son of Cian, son of Donnchadh Donn, son of Cú Mara, son of Brodchú, son of Mathghamhain; son of Cian, son of Maol Muaidh [Ó Mathghamhna] deposed that Fínghin within a year, and all Munstermen from that on, and there was great destruction that year from Gall and Gael in all Munster.

MCB1206.3

Hugo de Lacy was ten days and ten nights in Armagh plundering it.

MCB1206.4

The monastery of Peter and Paul was plundered and burned by Bratach Buile Ó Maothagain and Mac Mathghamhna's bandits.

MCB1206.5

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on John de Courcy at Carrickfergus.

MCB1206.6

Teach Damhnata, Ceall Muragáin, and Clones were burned by Hugo de Lacy.

MCB1206.7

The castle of Dún Lóich was built by the Galls.


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Annal MCB1207.

MCB1207.0

1207

MCB1207.1

A.D. 1207. Armagh was again plundered about St. Bridget's Day by Hugo de Lacy.

MCB1207.2

Éigneachan Ó Domhnaill, king of Cinéal Conaill, and many others were killed by Niall Mac Mathghamhna, the Fir Mhanach, and Tuath Ratha, as they were plundering the country as far as Fochraobh.

Annal MCB1209.

MCB1209.0

1209

MCB1209.1

A.D. 1209. A hosting by Fínghin son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach [Mac Carthaigh] to Caman Mónadh, and there was a fleet to meet him in Uí Ráthach, and they killed a great number of people and cattle. This Fínghin was killed by the UíShuilleabháin at Leac Lachtáin [in a dispute] concerning division of booty. Gearr Uille's son struck him with an axe.

MCB1209.2

A battle between Cinéal Eóghain and Cinéal Conaill near Fathan Mura, in which Cathbharr Ó Domhnaill, king of Cinéal Conaill, together with many of the Cinéal Conaill, was killed.

MCB1209.3

Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin son of Mac Carthaigh took the kingship.

MCB1209.4

Fínghin son of Fínghin Lice Lachtáin [Mac Carthaigh] was killed by the Galls of Cork.

Annal MCB1210.

MCB1210.0

1210

MCB1210.1

A.D. 1210. John, king of England, lord of the Galls of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Earl of Anjou came with a great fleet to Waterford. Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain came to him, and he knighted him and gave him Carraig Ó gCoinneall with its lordship, stipulating an annual rent of three score marks, and the liberation of Muircheartach son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain. Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, came to him with large forces to do him honour. He went from thence to Dublin and banished Walter de Lacy from Ireland.

MCB1210.2

The king went to Midhe from Dublin, and sent his fleet north to Dún Ogalla, [now] called Carlingford, to meet him. When Hugo de Lacy perceived the king going north, he himself burned the castles of Machaire Conaill and Cuailghne in sight of the king, who had but a short time previously made


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him Earl of Ulster and Oriel, and he fled to Carrickfergus, leaving the nobles of his followers to hold the castle. Dundalk was burned, and he himself went across the sea for fear of the king. When the king of England saw the want of respect he was being shown, he went from Droichead Sruthra to Carlingford, where he made a bridge of his ships across the harbour, and from thence he went to Carrickfergus with great forces on land and with a fleet at sea, and so took the castle.

MCB1210.3

A castle [was built] at Athlone by the followers of the king of England, and a bridge eastwards across the Shannon, and a town at the eastern end of the bridge.

Annal MCB1211.

MCB1211.0

1211

MCB1211.1

A.D. 1211. A castle [was built] at Caoluisce Locha Éirne by Henry Beck(?) for the king of England; and he himself was killed there by Ó Néill and Mac Mathghamhna.

MCB1211.2

Diarmaid Ddna Droighneáin son of Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Baghuna was captured at Cork by the sheriff, and Donnchadh Ó Mic Thire was killed by them, and Cormac Ciarraigheach was blinded after he had been handed over by the Uí Shúilleabháin to the sheriff, and Maghnus Ó Caoimh was killed by the same Galls.

MCB1212.0

1212

MCB1212.1

A.D. 1212. The later Cormac Liathánach, son of Cormac Liathánach, son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh], took the kingship, and he killed Mac na Seathar Ó Floinn.

MCB1212.2

A castle [was built] at Clones by a force of the king of England's men, and they made a foray to Abha Tíre Crithmuiun, and defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on that force by Ó Néill and Mac Mathghamhna.

Annal MCB1213.

MCB1213.0

1213

MCB1213.1

A.D. 1213. Donnchadh na hImirce Timchill son of Cian, son of Donnchadh Donn, son of Cú Mara, son of Brodchú, son of Mathghamhain, from whom the Uí Mhathghamhna are named, died.


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MCB1213.2

Aodh Garbh Ó hEidirsgeóil was killed by the Uí Chedaga.in and some of his own people in Inis an Ghaithneamha.

MCB1213.3

Thomas son of Maurice FitzGerald, died.

MCB1213.4

Ó Néill demolished the castle of Áth Cruithne and killed the Galls who were in it.

MCB1213.5

Domhnall Ó Maoil Sheachlainn was killed by the Galls of Midhe.

MCB1213.6

Slaughter [inflicted] on the Galls of Midhe by Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn and his kinsman.

Annal MCB1214.

MCB1214.0

1214

MCB1214.1

A.D. 1214. Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain and the sheriff, together with the Galls of Munster and Leinster, came with Cormac Liathánach [Mac Carthaigh] to harry Desmond and to obtain supremacy over Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin son of Domhnall Mór, son of Diarmaid Cille Baghuna. A hosting by Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin together with the Galls of Cork, and he was twenty nights encamped at Durrus opposite Cormac Liathánach, and Cormac was at the north of Mangarta during that time.

MCB1214.2

Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh] treacherously killed the whole family of Domhnall Mór Ó Súilleabháin, save Dunlaing and Giolla na bhFlann, at Ráithin na nGaraidhthe in the territory of the Barretts, on the advice of many, if not the greater part, of [the people of] Desmond.

MCB1214.3

A castle was built by Mac Cuidithe in Muinntear Bhaire, and one at Dún na mBárc by Carew, and another at Ard Tuilithe. Another castle [was built] by the son of Thomas [FitzGerald] at Dún Lóich, and one at Killorglin. A castle [was built] by Roche at Oirbhealach. A castle by the son of Maurice [FitzGerald] at Magh U Fhlaithimh. A castle by Fitz Stephen in Corca Laoighdhe. A castle by Barrett in the village above Cuan Dor. A castle by Nicholas Buidhe [de Barry] at Teach Mo-Laige. And it was during the war of Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin and Cormac Liathánach [Mac Carthaigh] that the Galls overran the whole of Munster in every direction, from the Shannon to the sea.


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Annal MCB1215.

MCB1215.0

1215

MCB1215.1

A.D. 1215. Pope Innocent died.

Annal MCB1216.

MCB1216.0

1216

MCB1216.1

A.D. 1216. The king of England died, and the son of the king of France came to England to take it for himself.

Annal MCB1217.

MCB1217.0

1217

MCB1217.1

A.D. 1217. Mór daughter of Ó Briain, wife of Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, died.

Annal MCB1218.

MCB1218.0

1218

MCB1218.1

A.D. 1218. Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh] took the castle of John Butler.

Annal MCB1219.

MCB1219.0

1219

MCB1219.1

A.D. 1219.

Annal MCB1220.

MCB1220.0

1220

MCB1220.1

A.D. 1220. A hosting by Geoffrey de Mareis to Desmond, and he encamped at Áth na hUamha, and he destroyed the corn of the country, and he built a castle at Magh Rátha.

Annal MCB1221.

MCB1221.0

1221

MCB1221.1

A.D. 1221. A great wind this year, which demolished houses and churches and woods, and sank many ships.

MCB1222.0

1222

MCB1222.1

Anno Domini, 1222.


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Annal MCB1223.

MCB1223.0

1223

MCB1223.1

A.D. 1223.

Annal MCB1224.

MCB1224.0

1224

MCB1224.1

A.D. 1224. Cathal Croibhdhearg son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, died.

Annal MCB1225.

MCB1225.0

1225

MCB1225.1

A.D. 1225. Ó Néill came with Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Mór [Ó Conchobhair] to support him, and he banished Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg into Munster from Connacht. But he took the Galls of Munster with him, when Ó Néill had gone, and he banished Toirdhealbhach, taking the kingship of Connacht himself.

Annal MCB1226.

MCB1226.0

1226

MCB1226.1

A.D. 1226. St. Francis and Pope Honorius died.

Annal MCB1227.

MCB1227.0

1227

MCB1227.1

A.D. 1227.

Annal MCB1228.

MCB1228.0

1228

MCB1228.1

A.D. 1228. Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, was killed in the house of Geoffrey de Mareis at Buaile Mór in Leinster, and Geoffrey hanged with wisps the man who had killed him.

Annal MCB1229.

MCB1229.0

1229

MCB1229.1

A.D. 1229. Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin son of Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh] was killed by a thunderbolt at Dún Droighneáin, through the vengeance of God and because of his own misdeeds.

MCB1229.2

Donnchadh Ó hEidirsgeóil, king of Corca Laoighdhe, died.


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Annal MCB1230.

MCB1230.0

1230

MCB1230.1

A.D. 1230. A hosting by MacWilliam, the nobles of the Galls of Ireland, Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, and Cormac Mac Carthaigh into Connacht, and they reached Galway, and Ó Flaithbheartaigh gave them battle at Áth na Gaillmhe. Nevertheless, they made a circuit of all Connacht, banished Aodh son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair], killed Donnchadh Mac Oireachtaigh, and left Feidhlimidh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg in the kingship of Connacht.

Annal MCB1231.

MCB1231.0

1231

MCB1231.1

A.D. 1231. Ascension Thursday and May Day fell on the same day.

MCB1231.2

William de Burgo treacherously captured Feidhlimidh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg.

MCB1231.3

Aodh son of Conchobhar son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha died and was buried [by the monks] in the old monastery of the Uí Mhathghamhna in their own habit.

MCB1232.0

1232

MCB1232.1

A.D. 1232. Domhnall God Cairbreach son of Domhnall Mór [Mac Carthaigh] came to Coill tSealbhaigh at the instigation of Maghnus Ó Cobhthaigh, and killed three sons of Ó Mathghamhna, namely, of Muircheartach son of Donnchadh na hImirce Timchill.

MCB1232.2

Conchobhar son of Aodh son of Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair was killed by the Tuatha, together with many others.

Annal MCB1233.

MCB1233.0

1233

MCB1233.1

A.D. 1233. Aodh son of Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair was killed by Feidhlimidh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg.


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MCB1233.2

Tadhg Duibheagha Mac Carthaigh was blinded by Cormac Liathánach and Domhnall Mac Carthaigh.

Annal MCB1234.

MCB1234.0

1234

MCB1234.1

A.D. 1234. Iarla an Churraigh was killed in the battle of Kildare.

MCB1234.2

The defeat of Tralee was inflicted by the Galls on the Gaels, in which Diarmaid son of Cormac Liathánach [Mac Carthaigh], An Gasgúineach Ó hEidirsgeóil, and his brother, Muircheartach, were killed.

Annal MCB1236.

MCB1236.0

1236

MCB1236.1

A.D. 1236. Thomond and Connacht were despoiled by the Justiciar and MacWilliam.

Annal MCB1237.

MCB1237.0

1237

MCB1237.1

A.D. 1237. Diarmaid son of Donnchadh Mór na hImirce Timchill Ó Mathghamna died this year.

Annal MCB1241.

MCB1241.0

1241

MCB1241.1

A.D. 1241. Muircheartach son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain died.

Annal MCB1242.

MCB1242.0

1242

MCB1242.1

A.D. 1242. Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, high-king of Thomond, and Toirdhealbhach, his son, died.

Annal MCB1243.

MCB1244.0

1243

MCB1243.1

A.D. 1243. Richard de Burgo and Gerald son of Maurice [FitzGerald] died.

Annal MCB1244.

MCB1244.0

1244

MCB1244.1

A.D. 1244. Cormac Liathánach Mac Carthaigh died in the habit of the Grey Monks, and Domhnall Ruadh, his son, was killed by John son of Thomas [FitzGerald] after he had been handed over to him by Domhnall Gall, his own brother, at Seannad.


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Annal MCB1247.

MCB1247.0

1247

MCB1247.1

A.D. 1247. Cormac Fionn son of Domhnall Mór Mac Carthaigh died in his own encampment at Magh Seanghlaisse, and there was a great earthquake in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales this year.

MCB1248.0

1248

MCB1248.1

A.D. 1248. Fínghin son of Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh] put to death Geoffrey son of John Mór de Cogan.

Annal MCB1249.

MCB1249.0

1249

MCB1249.1

A.D. 1249. Fínghin son of Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh] was killed, in violation of a peace, at the court of Staunton, at Coill in Luaithtighi by Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] and the de Cogans.

Annal MCB1252.

MCB1252.0

1252

MCB1252.1

A.D. 1252. Domhnall God Cairbreach son of Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh] was treacherously killed by John son of Thomas FitzGerald at Baile Í Dhunadhaigh in Roche's house.

Annal MCB1254.

MCB1254.0

1254

MCB1254.1

A.D. 1254. Séafraidh an Tighe Ó Donnchadha and Sadhbh daughter of Ó Briain, his wife, Domhnall, his kinsman, his three sons, and Donnchadh son of Cathal Ó Donnchadha were killed and burned at Gort Achaidh Ghlais in his own house by Fínghin son of Domhnall God Cairbreach son of Domhnall Mór [Mac Carthaigh], after he had been betrayed by the family of An Fiadhuidhe Ó Donnchadha.

Annal MCB1257.

MCB1257.0

1257

MCB1257.1

A.D. 1257. A hosting by the Galls in Thomond, and they killed Mathghamhain son of Domhnall Connachtach Ó Briain, and the [people of] Thomond inflicted great slaughter on the army of the Galls.


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Annal MCB1259.

MCB1259.0

1259

MCB1259.1

A.D. 1259. Fínghin Reanna Róin son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] and the Uí Dhonnabháin killed Mac Craith son of Diarmaid son of Donnchadh na hImirce Timchill [Ó Mathghamhna] in retribution for the slaying of An Crom [Ó Donnabháin] at Inis Béil Átha Dos by the Uí Eachach, about a cowherds' brawl.

MCB1259.2

Donnchadh son of Cormac Mac Carthaigh went on a hosting to Ciarraighe Luachra, and he himself was wounded and many of his people were killed in the defeat of Móin Cradáin.

Annal MCB1260.

MCB1260.0

1260

MCB1260.1

A.D. 1260. Tadhg son of Conchobhar son of Donnchadh Ó Briain died—a fortunate event for the Galls.

Annal MCB1261.

MCB1261.0

1261

MCB1261.1

A.D. 1261. Brian Catha an Dúin son of Niall Ruadh son of Aodh [Ó Néill] was killed at Downpatrick by the Irish themselves and the Galls of Downpatrick, with slaughter of princes and chieftains of Cinéal Eóghain around him, on a Sunday, and his head was taken to London.

MCB1261.2

Clann Ghearailt and a great force of Galls went to Thomond, and Conchobhar na Siúdaine son of Donnchadh Cairbreach [Ó Briain] inflicted the defeat of Coill Bairin on David Prendergast's Galls and on many Galls besides.

MCB1261.3

Fínghin Reanna Róin son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] went to Ciarraighe Luachra and perpetrated burnings and plunderings and slaughters there.

MCB1261.4

Eóghan Ó Muircheartaigh was killed by the Galls of Dúin na mBárc.

Annal MCB1262.

MCB1262.0

1262

MCB1262.1

A.D. 1262. Dún na mBárc, Inis Eóghanáin, and the castle of Dún Uabhair were burned by Fínghin Reanna Róin.


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MCB1262.2

William de Dene, Justiciar of Ireland, Clann Ghearailt, Mac Risdeard, and a very large force of Galls, together with Domhnall Ruadh son of Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh and all the Irish he could get, went to Tuath Cinn Mhara. Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on them at Callann Gleanna Ó Ruachtaigh, and John son of Thomas FitzGerald, seneschal of Munster, Sir Maurice, his son, and many of the other knights, together with many of the Galls and of the Irish, were killed.

MCB1262.3

The castles of Dún Mic Thoghmainn, Dún Uisni, Macroom, Magh Oiligh, Dún Lóich, and Killorglin, and many of the castles of Uí Chonaill, were demolished and burned by Fínghin Reanna Róin and [the people of] Desmond.

MCB1262.4

A hosting by Fínghin Mac Carthaigh and [the people of] Desmond to burn Rinn Róin. Miles de Courcy offered him terms, and when Mac Carthaigh refused these terms, Miles went with his full body of troops to Bearnach Reanna Róin before the army, and defeated them on the Thursday after Michaelmas, Fínghin and many of the nobles of Desmond being slain.

MCB1262.5

A Justiciar came from the king of England to Ireland and landed at Dún na Long in Uí Eachach. He went from there to Limerick from Cormac na Mangartan son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] and Desmond with very large forces.

Annal MCB1263.

MCB1263.0

1263

MCB1263.1

A.D. 1263. MacWilliam de Burgo, the majority of the Galls of Ireland, and many Irish came to Desmond, and Cormac son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] was killed by them at Tuairín Cormaic.

MCB1306.0

1306

MCB1306.1

A.D. 1306. Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Conchobhar na Siúdaine son of Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, king of Thomond, died and was buried in the church he built for the brothers at Inis Mac nInill.

MCB1306.2

Donnchadh, his son, was proclaimed Ó Briain.

MCB1306.3

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Ó Maoil Sheachlainn and Mac Eochagáin on Bermingham and the Galls of Midhe.


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MCB1306.4

Domhnall Óg son of Domhnall Ruadh Mac Carthaigh was captured by Domhnall Maol son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] as he was leaving Cork. He took him with him to Baile Í Mhoinigh to his own house, and beheaded him after keeping him in irons for some time. That was a great calamity to the Gaels of Ireland.

Annal MCB1307.

MCB1307.0

1307

MCB1307.1

A.D. 1307. Edward, king of England, died on the Nones of July on a hosting to Scotland in the fight between Scotland and England. He was the ablest and bravest of knights, and by him were the most people killed in his time—although he did much damage to church and lay property—for by him were slain Llewelyn, king of Wales, and David, his kinsman; and he subdued the Welsh, so that they are still without a king of their own; and great oppression was inflicted by him also on the Scots after their king was banished, and fifty thousand of them killed in one day.

Annal MCB1308.

MCB1308.0

1308

MCB1308.1

A.D. 1308. The castle of Ceall Íde was burned and levelled by Conchobhar Ó Briain and Cormac son of Feidhlimidh Mac Carthaigh. Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by them on the Galls on the same day.

Annal MCB1309.

MCB1309.0

1309

MCB1309.1

A.D. 1309. Conchobhar son of Donnchadh Ó Briain was killed by Clann Oda.

MCB1309.2

Aodh son of Eóghan Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, was killed by Aodh son of Cathal Ruadh Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1309.3

Aodh son of Cathal Ruadh Ó Conchobhair was treacherously killed by his own constable, Mac Uighilin.

Annal MCB1310.

MCB1310.0

1310

MCB1310.1

A.D. 1310. Donnchadh Cartainn son of Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh was deposed and his two sons, Domhnall and Tadhg, captured.

MCB1310.2

The castle of Dún Mic Thoghmainn was demolished by Domhnall Maol son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] and Diarmaid Trágha Lí son of Do ... Donnchadh.


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Annal MCB1311.

MCB1311.0

1311

MCB1311.1

A.D. 1311. Donnchadh son of Cú Meadha Mac Con Mara and Aodh Araduach, his kinsman, were killed by the Bloidigh, Clann Mhathghamhna, and Domhnall Ó Gráda; and Domhnall Ó Gráda was killed the same day by Clann Chuiléin.

MCB1311.2

A hosting by Donnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach, son of Tadhg, son of Conchobhar na Siúdaine [Ó Briain] and William de Burgo, with the Connachtmen and the Galls of Midhe, to Bun Raite. Sir Richard son of Thomas de Clare, Sir Maurice Rochefort and Diarmaid son of Donnchadh Ó Briain met them. A battle was fought between them, in which William de Burgo was captured, and Sir John Croke, his standard-bearer, was killed. Donnchadh Ó Briain and the rest of the host came away unharmed.

MCB1311.3

Donnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Conchobhar na Siúdaine [Ó Briain] was treacherously killed by Murchadh son of Mathghamhain son of Domhnall Connachtach Ó Briain in Boireann.

MCB1311.4

Diarmaid son of Donnchadh Ó Briain took the hostages of Thomond, with the help of de Clare and the Galls, and banished Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain into Connacht.

MCB1311.5

William de Burgo was released, and he went to Connacht.

MCB1311.6

A hosting again by William [de Burgo] to Bun Raite to support Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Briain] and to fulfil his knightly promise, and since de Clare did not take his hand on the green [of the castle], he and Muircheartach went off and took the hostages of Thomond. Muirtheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Conchobhar na Siúdaine remained at Cluain Rámhfhada as king of Thomond, and let the hostages of Thomond off with William de Burgo to Connacht. Diarmaid son of Donnchadh Ó Briain was banished from Thomond.

MCB1311.7

Diarmaid Ruadh son of Domhnall Ruadh Mac Carthaigh captured Seaán Ó Donnchadha. Seaán escaped from him and went into the Church of St. Mary at Cluain Droichid. Diarmaid took him out of the church, because of an act of treachery which he [Seaán] had planned when a soldier in his [Diarmaid's] service, and he killed and despoiled him.

Annal MCB1315.

MCB1315.0

1315

MCB1315.1

A.D. 1315. Four sons of Fínghin son of Mac Ráith [Ó Mathghamhna] came with four long ships from Bérre, together


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with their womenfolk and followers to Inis Cairbre, and made an encampment against Diarmaid Mór Ó Mathghamhna and Tadhg, his brother, two sons of Donnchadh Rátha Dreóain [Ó Mathghamhna], and they were there most of the summer. Fínghin son of Diarmaid Mór. Ó Mathghamhna hauled a boat from Baile Risóid strand to Dún Maghnuis, and the people in that boat went with them to Inis Cairbre. He sent the boat for another load of his people, and he himself remained on the island until his people came to him in relays. He and the sons of Fínghin encountered each other in the morning. Diarmaid and Conchobhar, two sons of Fínghin son of Mac Ráith [Ó Mathghamhna], were killed, with slaughter of their people around them. Domhnall and Cian were captured.

Annal MCB1398.

MCB1398.0

[1398]

MCB1398.1

That same Earl with the Galls and Gaels of Munster [went] into the territory of the Butlers, and the Earl was drowned alone in the Suir, in the midst of the army. The army returned home, having suffered no loss other than the Earl.

MCB1398.2

A hosting by Cormac son of Eóghan son of Cormac son of Domhnall Óg [Mac Carthaigh] and his kinsman, Domhnall, to Corca Dhuibhne and they plundered it beyond the town of Dingle and the country from that on. It is impossible to estimate the amount of booty they carried off.

MCB1398.3

That same Cormac and Domhnall, his kinsman, went to conquer the territory of the Barretts. A great many cattle and people were taken by them there, and they occupied the territory for a year. Cormac na Coilleadh son of Domhnall Riabhach son of Domimall Glas Mac Carthaigh, and Roche of Fir Mhuighe went with a great force to make a foray against them. Domhnall son of Eóghan [Mac Carthaigh], with a great force from Desmond, overtook them at Béal Átha Cairrge Rúcháin. Cormac na Coilleadh was killed by them, and also Donnchadh son of Mac Carthaigh Cluasach, Fínghin son of Aonghus Ó hEidirsgeóil, and many others. The remainder of the force went to Carraig Rúcháin, and the [men of] Desmond were around them until Cormac son of Eóghan and Domhnall Glas son of Domhnall Riabhach Mac Carthaigh came to them on the following day, and the sons of Eóghan allowed the host from Cairbre, apart


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from those who were killed on the first day, to go out of the castle unharmed.

MCB1398.4

Tadhg son of Domhnall Óg son of Cormac Mac Carthaigh, king of Desmond, died at Baile Í Chaiibre, and was brought to Cork to be buried.

MCB1398.5

Amhlaoibh Bodhar, Mac Amhlaoibh Ealla, was killed at Claonghlais as he was going to the house of James, Earl of Desmond.

MCB1398.6

Conchobhar Ó Conchobhair Ciarraighe was killed at Druim Ard in the house of Ó hÍomhair's son by Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg Ó Conchobhair and the household kerns of Earl James.

Annal MCB1437.

MCB1437.0

1437

MCB1437.1

A.D. 1437. Brian Ballach son of Muircheartach; son of Énrí, son of Brian, son of Aodh Buidhe Ó Néill was treacherously killed by the Galls of Carrickfergus, when he had gone into the town to drink wine.

MCB1437.2

Brian, Óg son of Domhnall son of Énri Ó Néill, king of Oileach, was killed by the Cathánaigh.

MCB1437.3

Eóghan son of Niall Óg son of Niall Mór and Neachtan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh [Ó Domhnaill] went with the nobles of the province of Ulaidh to Dublin to make submission to the Earl of March, Justiciar representing the king of England in Ireland. The Earl died. These Irishmen were taken captive in the town after the death of the Earl; and much gold and silver and many horses were levied for their ransom.

MCB1437.4

Niall Garbh son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh son of Aodh son of Domhnall Óg [Ó Domhnaill] went with a large force to Fine Gall. He himself. was overtaken away from his army, and captured, and Toirdhealbhach, his son, was slain.

MCB1437.5

Ó Domhnaill was brought oversea to London, and could not be released afterwards.

MCB1437.6

Énrí son of Eóghan Ó Néill had himself proclaimed Ó Néill, and deposed his own father, then an old man.

MCB1437.7

Ó Néill, Énrí son of Eóghan, sent Mac Con Midhe to fetch Brian Óg Ó Néill, and cut off Brian Óg's foot and hand in violation of Mac Con Midhe.

MCB1437.8

Eóghan son of Niall Óg [Ó Néill], king of Cinéal Eóghain for a time, died.


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MCB1437.9

Neachtan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh son of Aodh son of Domhnall Óg [Ó Domhnaill] was killed in a camp attack by Domhnall son of Niall Garbh Ó Domhnaill, and Aodh Ruadh, Conn, and Eóghan, his three brothers: they were sons of Neachtan's [father's] brother.

MCB1437.10

Énrí son of Eóghan son of Niall Óg Ó Néill came to Cinéal Eóghain with the sons of Neachtan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh [Ó Domhnaill]. Domhnall son of Niall Garbh son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh met that force with a small body of horsemen and was killed by them after displaying exceptional valour.

MCB1437.11

Conn son of Niall Garbh Ó Domhnaill went hunting with a small body of horsemen around the border of Gleanna na Finne. Éigneachán son of Neachtan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh and his kinsmen attacked Conn, and he was killed after displaying great valour.

MCB1437.12

Aodh Buidhe son of Brian Ballach son of Muircheartach son of Énrí son of Brian son of Aodh Buidhe [Ó Néill] went on a hosting against Mac Aonghusa, and he was wounded on that hosting, and died on reaching home.

MCB1437.13

Mac Uighilín and his son, Teabóid, banished Clann Aodha Buidhe, and came and encamped in the middle of their territory. Conn son of Aodh Buidhe son of Brian Ballach [Ó Néill] went close to the encampment with a troop of horsemen, and the host moved out against him. He turned on them, and Teabóid Mac Uighilín was killed, but he himself came away safe.

MCB1437.14

A defeat [inflicted] by Conn son of Aodh Buidhe son of Brian Ballach [Ó Néill] on Muircheartach Ruadh son of Brian Ballach and Robert Savage, and Muircheartach Ruadh son of Brian Ballach was captured.