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Chronicon Scotorum (Author: [unknown])

Annal CS980


Domnall ua Néill, king of Temair, died after repentance.

Mael Sechnaill begins to reign over Ireland.

The battle of Temair won by Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall, king of Ireland, over the foreigners of Áth Cliath and the sons of Amlaíb in particular, in which many fell including Ragnall son of Amlaíb, heir designate of the foreigners, and Conamail son of Gille Aire and the spokesman of Áth Cliath and a large number besides. Bran son of Murchad, heir designate of Laigin, and Congalach son of Flann, king of Gailenga, and his son i.e. Maelán, and Fiachra and Cú Duiligh, two sons of Dublaech, two kings of Fir Tulach, and Lachtnán, king of Mugdorna Maigen, fell in the counter-attack of the battle.

A great army was led by Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall, king of Temair, and by Eochaidh son of Ardgal, king of Ulaid, to the foreigners of Áth Cliath and they besieged them for three days and three nights, and brought away the hostages of Ireland including Domnall Claen, king of Laigin, and the aitire of uí Néill as well, their full tribute from the foreigners—a hundred score cows with other valuables and treasures, with the freedom of the Uí Néill from the Sinna to the sea from tribute or tax. It is then that Mael Sechnaill proclaimed that anyone of the Irish that is in the territory of the foreigners in bondage and oppression should depart thence to his own land in peace and rejoicing. That army was the end of the Babilonian captivity of Ireland.

Murchad son of Riata, abbot of Ros Comán and vice-abbot of Cluain moccu Nóis, rested.

Mugrón, abbot of Ia, a scribe and bishop, rested.

Amlaíb son of Sitric, over-king of the foreigners of Áth Cliath, went in exile to Ia, and died after communion and repentance.


Agda son of Duibcenn, king of Tebtha, died after repentance.

Annal CS981


Eoghan ua Cathán, successor of Brénainn of Cluain Ferta, dies.

Anmchad, bishop of Cell Dara, rested.

Domnall ua Aiteid, king of Uí Echach, and Loingsech, chief of Uí Nialláin, fell by one another.

Clérchén son of Donngal, successor of Fechín, rested.

Annal CS982


Bruatur son of Echtigern, king of Uí Cheinnselaigh, dies.

Cell Dara was plundered by Ímar of Port Láirge.

Árchú son of Niall, heir designate of Ulaid, was treacherously killed by his own people.

Dál Cais was plundered by Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall, and the tree of Magh Adair was cut down.

Muiredach son of Ruaidrí, successor of Fechín, rested.

Annal CS983


A battle-rout was inflicted by Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall and by Glún Iarainn son of Amlaíb on Domnall Claen and on Ímar of Port Láirge in which many fell by drowning and killing, including Gilla Pátraic son of Ímar and others.

Glenn dá Locha was plundered by the foreigners of Áth Cliath.

Laigin was invaded and plundered by Mael Sechnaill to the sea.

Annal CS984


Domnall Claen, king of Laigin, was killed by Aed son of Echtigern of the Uí Cheinnselaigh.

Aed ua Dubda, king of the north of Connacht, dies.

The three sons of Cerball son of Lorcán plundered the church-lands of Caemgen, and the three were killed before night.

Domnall son of Lorcán was killed by the Uí Cheinnselaigh.