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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U563


Kalends of January second feria, twenty-first of the moon. AD 562.


The battle of Móin Daire Lothair won over the Cruithin by the Uí Néill of the North. Baetán son of Cenn with two branches of the Cruithin(?) fight it against the Cruithin. Cenél nEógain and Cenél Conaill were hired, being given the Lee and Ard Eolarg as recompense.

    1. 1] Weapons press forward, men press forward
      2] In the great bog of Daire Lothair,
      3] A cause of strife discomfited
      4] Around the king of the Cruithin, Aed Brecc.
    2. 1] The battle of all the Cruithin is fought,
      2] They burn Eilne;
      3] The battle of Gabar Liphi is fought,
      4] And the battle of Cúil Dreimne.
    3. 1] Hostages are taken away after conflict,
      2] Away west, with a human harvest(?)
      3] By Forgus, Domnall. Ainmire,
      4] And Nainnid son of Daui.
    4. 1] Mac Erca's two sons returned
      2] In the same manner;
      3] The king Ainmire came back
      4] With the possessions of Sétna.
    5. 1] Splendidly moves
      2] Baetán's steed upon the host;
      3] Well satisfied is Baetán of the yellow hair,
      4] It will carry its little load(?) upon it.


Aedán son of Fiachra dies.


The killing of Colmán Mór son of Diarmait.


The voyage of Colum Cille to the island of Í in the 42nd year of his age.