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Chronicon Scotorum (Author: [unknown])

Annal CS719


An encounter among the Laigin, in which Aed son of Cellach fell.

The laying waste of the Laigin five times in a single year by the Uí Néill.

Annal CS720


A rainy summer.

Sínach of Inis Clothrann fell asleep.

A great sea-flood in the month of October.

Annal CS721


A battle between the Connachta and Corco Baiscinn, in which Talamnach's or Tomaltach's son fell.


An invasion of the Laigin, and the cattle-tribute was imposed and the hostages of the Laigin secured by Fergal.

Inmesgach the religious established a law with the peace of Christ over the island of Ireland i.e. in Mag Delenn.

Annal CS722


The battle of Almain between Murchad son of Bran, king of Laigin, and Fergal son of Mael Dúin, king of Ireland, on the third of the Ides of December, the sixth feria. The number of Síl Cuinn when they came to the battle of Almain was 20,000. These are the kings of the descendants of Conn who fell in the battle: Fergal son of Mael Dúin, king of Ireland, with 160 followers, Conall Menn, king of Cenél Cairpre and Forbasach king of Cenél Bógaine and Fergal grandson of Aithechdai and Fergal son of Echaid of Lemna, king of Tamnach, Congalach son of Conaing and Éicnech son of Colcu, king of Ind Airthir, Coibdenach son of Fiachra, Muirgius son of Conall, Lethaitech son of Cú Carat, Aedgein grandson of Mathgnae, Nuadu son of Orc, king of Goll and Irgoll, and ten descendants of Mael Fithrigh. These are the kings of the North. These following are the kings of the Uí Néill of the south: i.e. Flann son of Ragllach, Ailill son of Feradach, Aed Laigen grandson of Cernach, Suibne son of Conglach, Nia son of Cormac, Dub da Crích son of Dub da Inber, Ailill son of Conall Grant, Flaithemail son of Dlúthach, Fergus grandson of Eogan. This is the total number of kings who fell, and 160 of Fergal's attendants, and others, and nine volatiles i.e. madmen.

Cubretan, son of Congus, cecinit:—

    1. A crimson, bloody battle is invoked,
      O good Fergal; O, dear to us;
      The people of the son of Mary were sorrowful
      After the taking of the roof from over his head.
    2. The Leper's cow was killed
      Beside his abode;
      Woe! the hand that wounded its neck
      Ere coming into battle with the son of Bran.
    3. If there be any who would give battle,
      If in hostiltity with the son of Bran,
      More formidable to me than the Druid
      Is the satire which the Leper utters.


Nuadha Ua Lomthuili cecinit:—
    1. As an omen of the destruction of Almhain's day,
      Contending for the cows of Bregh-magh,
      A red-mouthed, sharp-beaked raven
      Croaked over Fergal's head.
    2. The trophies of noble Almhain were the prostrate,
      Entreating a respite from each element;
      Including seven mighty thousands,
      The band of great Fergal, son of Maelduin.
    3. A hundred prosperous chieftains died,
      Powerful, sumptuous, festive;
      Along with seven furious lunatics,
      And seven thousand armed men.

[A front of two leaves of the old book out of which I write this is wanting, and I leave what is before me of this page for them. I am Dubaltach Firbisigh.]


Annal CS804

Violent thunder and wind and lightning on the night before Saint Patrick's day which killed many persons, i.e. one thousand and ten in Corcu Baiscinn.

The Laigin were attcked by Domnall.