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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U549


Kalends of January sixth feria, sixteenth of the moon. AD 548.


The falling asleep of the son of the wright, i.e. Ciarán, in the 33rd year of his age or in the 7th after he had begun to build Cluain Moccu Nóis.


Tigernach of Cluain Eóis rested.


A great mortality in which these rested: Finnia moccu Telduib, Colam, descendant of Crimthann, Mac Táil of Cell Cuilinn, Sinchell son of Cenannán, abbot of Cell Achaid Druimfhata, and Colum of Inis Celtra.


Or, in this year Tuathal Maelgarb, king of Temair, perished in Grellach Eilte, being killed by Mael Mór, descendant of Mac Í. The latter was killed immediately after, hence the saying, ‘the murderous feat of Máel Mórda’.