The plundering of Cluain moccu Nóis by the Conmaicne and the Uí Maine. Cluain Ferta was plundered by them on the next day i.e. by Aed ua Ruairc, king of Bréifne, and the son of Tadc ua Cellaigh and his son. Aed ua Conchobuir inflicted a defeat on them the next day by the grace of Ciarán, and they left behind their following and their ships.
Diarmait son of Tadc ua Cellaigh and his son were killed by ua Conchobuir within a year.
Ua Ruairc died by the grace of Ciarán.
Ua Matgamna, king of Ulaid, was treacherously killed.
A wonderful star appeared in this year, and such were its size and brilliance that people said that it was a moon.
Gilla Braite ua Ruairc king of Bréifne dies.
The value of thirty uinge of gold was given by Tairdelbach ua Briain and the son of Mael na mbó to Aed ua Conchobuir for assisting them, and
p.247the same amount by Murchad ua Briain for assisting him.
Muirchertach ua Carthaigh, chief authority and chief ollamh of Connacht, was drowned in Loch Calgaigh.
Célechair, bishop of Cluain moccu Nóis, rested.
Tadc ua Muiricén, king of Tebtha, was killed by Muinter Tlamáin.
An army was led by Diarmait son of Mael na mbó with the foreigners and the Laigin and with Tairdelbach ua Briain with the men of all Mumu against Aed ua Conchobuir, and he slew ua Conchubuir, king of Ciarraige Luachra. The men of Bréifne under Aed son of Art ua Ruairc also came to attack Connacht. Their number was three hundred score. A fierce and bitter battle is fought between the Connachta and the men of Bréifne and there fell in it Aed ua Conchobuir, the warrior of the western world, the Cú Chulainn of the Irish, the flood of honour and distinction of Ireland, and the man who gave most food and clothing, gold and cattle for his soul's sake in Ireland.
Murchad ua Briain, heir designate of Ireland, the 'short shield', was killed by the men of Tebtha.
Domnall grandson of Mael Sechnaill, king of Cenél Eogain, was killed by his own brother.
Kalends of January.
An army was led by Murchadh son of Diarmait into Mide and he burned Granard and Fobar and Ard Brecáin. Fechín however killed him face to face for this, with a slaughter of the foreigners and the Laigin.
The son of Gadra son of Dúnadach, king of Síl Anmchada, died.