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.
Donnchadh, his son, was proclaimed Ó Briain.
Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Ó Maoil Sheachlainn and Mac Eochagáin on Bermingham and the Galls of Midhe.
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.
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 timealthough he did much damage to church and lay propertyfor 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.
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.
A.D. 1309. Conchobhar son of Donnchadh Ó Briain was killed by Clann Oda.
Aodh son of Eóghan Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, was killed by Aodh son of Cathal Ruadh Ó Conchobhair.
Aodh son of Cathal Ruadh Ó Conchobhair was treacherously killed by his own constable, Mac Uighilin.
A.D. 1310. Donnchadh Cartainn son of Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh was deposed and his two sons, Domhnall and Tadhg, captured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
William de Burgo was released, and he went to Connacht.
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.
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.
A.D. 1315. Four sons of Fínghin son of Mac Ráith [Ó Mathghamhna] came with four long ships from Bérre, together
p.111with 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.
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.
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.
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
p.113from those who were killed on the first day, to go out of the castle unharmed.
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.
Amhlaoibh Bodhar, Mac Amhlaoibh Ealla, was killed at Claonghlais as he was going to the house of James, Earl of Desmond.
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.
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.
Brian, Óg son of Domhnall son of Énri Ó Néill, king of Oileach, was killed by the Cathánaigh.
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.
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.
Ó Domhnaill was brought oversea to London, and could not be released afterwards.
Énrí son of Eóghan Ó Néill had himself proclaimed Ó Néill, and deposed his own father, then an old man.
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.
Eóghan son of Niall Óg [Ó Néill], king of Cinéal Eóghain for a time, died.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.