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Mac Carthaigh's Book (Author: [unknown])

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Annal MCB1114

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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


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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

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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.