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Chronicon Scotorum (Author: [unknown])

Annal CS1020


Maelmuad ua Maílmuaid, king of Fir Chell, was forcibly taken from the stone church of Dairmag by Muirchertach grandson of Carrach and killed in Mag Léna.

An army was led by Maelsechlainn and ua Néill and Donnchad son of Brian and Art ua Ruairc to the Sinna and they gave the hostages of Connacht to Mael Sechnaill.

Cú Luachra son of Conchobor, king of Ciarraige Luachra, dies.

The burning of Cluain moccu Nóis.

Ard Macha was burned as far as the ráith except for the scriptorium and the great stone church was burned and the bell-tower and the 'chariot' and much gold and silver.

Maelmuire, successor of Pátraic, head of the clerics of Ireland, rested.


Annal CS1021


A shower of wheat fell in Osraige.

Branacán ua Maíluidir chief steward of Mide was drowned on May-day in Loch Aininne.

Aed son of Flann son of Mael Sechnaill, heir designate of Ireland, was killed by the Uí Maightechán of the men of Bile.

Longarg ua Maílidúin, vice-abbot of Cluain moccu Nóis,rested.

Ua Gébhennaigh, heir designate of Uí Maine, was killed.

Annal CS1022


From the Incarnation of the Lord one thousand and twenty-two, the tenth year of the sexadecimal cycle. Sitric son of Ímar of Port Láirge was killed by the king of Osraige.

Mac Léiginn son of Cairell, king of Airgialla, rested as penitent.

Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall, son of Donnchad, overking of Ireland, the flood of honour of the western world, died in Cró-inis of Loch Aininne in the forty-third year of his reign on the 4th of the Nones 2nd of September, that is, on Sunday, the second day of the moon, the one thousandth and twenty-second year after the Lord's Incamation, and died penitent and at peace, with the successors of venerable saints Pátraic and Colum Cille and Ciarán present and assisting him.

    1. Three hundred forts has the King,
      From which he gives clothes and food;
      There are guests from the King of the elements
      In the middle of each fort of them.
    2. The vat of the man of the Tulach in the west—
      If the King of Midhe feels any desire
      On Sunday, he quaffs a drink of it
      On Monday morning in Midhe.

Muirchertach son of Carrach Calma was killed in treachery by the Got.

Domnall grandson of Murchadh Glún Ilair king of the North was killed by the Ciannacht of Glenn Geimin.


Annal CS1023


An eclipse of the sun at midday, and an eclipse of the moon in the same month.

Domnall son of Aed Bec ua Mael Sechnaill, one of two kings of Mide, was killed by the son of Senán ua Leocháin and the Luigne.

Tadc son of Brian was killed treacherously by the Éile at the instigation of Donnchad son of Brian.

Conchobor son of Óengus son of Carrach Calma was killed by the Guit in treachery.

Maelmuire hua Cainnén, bishop of Sord, rested.

Leobelin king of the Britons dies.

A hosting by ua Concobuir king of Connacht into UíBriúin, and Domnall ua Egra king of the Luigne of Connacht was killed there.

Henry, king of the world, rested in peace. Conrad took the kingship after him.

Annal CS1024


Ugaire son of Dúnlang, king of Laigin, and Mael Mórdha son of Lorcán king of Uí Cheinnselaigh and his son, a house in which they were, was captured at Dubloch by Donnsléibhe and they were killed in it.

Ioseph son of Dúnchad, confessor of Cluain moccu Nóis, rested, the father of Conn na mBocht.

An army was led by the son of Eochaidh to the foreigners and he burned them and took the hostages of the Irish from them.

Cuán ua Lothcháin, chief poet of Ireland and an expert in tradition lore was killed in Tebtha, and those nine who killed him turned putrid and that is a poet's miracle.

Domnall ua Egra king of Corann dies.