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The Irish Charters in the Book of Kells (Author: [unknown])

section 13


The freedom of Ard Breacain 85 granted by the King of Ireland, i.e. Muirchertach O'Lochlainn, and by Diarmaid O'Maelsechlainn, King of Meath, and by the King of Loeghaire,86 Aedh,87 the son of Cu Uladh88 O'Caenulbhain. The Loegrians89 had a certain tribute of the church, viz. one night's Coinmhe90 every quarter of a year. O'Lochlainn, King of Ireland, and Diarmaid O'Maelsechlain, King of Meath, induced the King of Loeghaire to sell this night's coinmhe for ever, for three ounces of gold. The church, therefore, with its territory and lands, is free, for two reasons, viz. on account of the general freedom of all churches, and on account of this purchase. And Ard Brecain is thus by all means separated from the Loegrians. These are the guarantees


of this freedom and liberty, viz. Gilla-Mac-Liag, the comharba of Patrick; Muirchertach, King of Ireland; Diarmaid, the son of Domhnall, son of Murchadh, King of Meath; Etru O'Miadhachain, Bishop of Meath; Congalach Mac Senain, King of Galeng; Imar O'Cathasaigh,91 King of Saithne;92 Domhnall O'Breen, King of Luighne;93 Malroney O'Ciardha,94 King of Cairbre;95 Moelchron Mac Gillisechlainn, King of South Bregia;96 Murchadh O'Finnullan,97 King of Dealbhna; Mac Ronan, King of Cairbre-Gabhra98 for the perfect freedom of the


church for ever, without liberty of roads or woods, but to be common to the family of Ardbreacan, as to every Meathian in like manner.