Kal. iv. A.D.530
The battle of Ebhlinn gained by Muircertach Mac Earca, and the battle of Magh Ailbhe, over the Lagenians; and the battle of Aidhne over the men of
p.43Connacht; and the battle of Almhain and battle of Cenn-eich over the Lagenians; and the plunder of the Cliachsall in one year, of which Cendfaeladh sang:
- The battle of Cenn-eich; the battle of Almhain;
It was an illustrious, famous period;
The devastation of the Cliachs; the battle of Aidhne;
And the battle of Magh Ailbhe.
Kal. v. A.D.531
Muircertach Mac Earca immersed in a vat of wine, and burnt and mortally wounded, on the night of Samhain, on the summit of Cleitech, over the Boyne, as was said by Saint Cairnech:
Sín said, recounting her names:
- I am fearful of the woman
Round whom many storms shall move;
For the man who shall be burned
On the side of Cleitech, wine shall drown.
- Sín is the woman that killed thee,
O, Mac Earca, as I perceive;
Numerous will her names be here
She will set one astray.
- Not beloved is the woman
Whose name is Sín;
As for the King, fire shall burn him,
In the house of Cleitech wine shall drown him.
- The King, Mac Erca, returns
To the side of the Ui Néill;
Blood reaches girdles in the plain;
Territories increase afar.
- Seven times he fights nine battles,
And long shall it be remembered;
He carried off the hostages of the Ui Neill,
With the hostages of the plain of Mumhan.
- Osnadh, Esnadh, Sín without blemish,
Gaeth garbh, and Gemadhaigh,
Ochsadh, Iachtadhsaying without falsehood
These are my names in every way.
Ailbhe, of Imlech Ibhair, quievit.
Kal. vii. A.D.532
Tuathal Maelgarbh reigned eleven years.
Dormitatio of Saint Mochta, disciple of Patrick, on the 16th of the Kalends of September, as he wrote in his epistle, Mochta, a sinner, Presbyter, disciple of Saint Patrick, sends greeting in the Lord.
Kal. i. A.D.533
The battle of Luachair-mór edir-da-Inbher gained by Tuathal Maelgarbh over the Ciannachta.