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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U809


Kalends of January
. AD 808.


The falling asleep of Toictech alias Taichlech from Tír Imchláir, abbot of Ard Macha.


A battle between the Uí Cheinnselaig themselves, in which Cellach Tosach son of Donngal, king of Ráith Étain, fell.


The killing of Dúnchú, superior of Tulach Léis, beside the shrine of Patrick in the abbot's house at Tulach Léis.


Baetán of Cluain Tuaiscirt, Cú Chiaráin, vice-abbot of Cluain, fell asleep.


Fire from heaven struck down a man in the oratory of Nuadu.


Finnbil, abbess of Cluain Brónaig, dies.


The invasion of Ulaid by Aed son of Niall, as a result of the profanation of Patrick's shrine to the dishonour of Dúnchú.

    1. 1] (The distressed but valiant nobles turn back
      2] The Ulaid had been cut off by Aed;
      3] There they remained discomfited
      4] At the fiery conflict of Bréne.
    2. 1] The haughty unshaven horde
      2] Began to traverse the harbours;
      3] Birds' bills with bearded heads were seen
      4] Coming from the churches of Ulaid.)


Mael Fothartaig son of Flann, abbot of Finnubair Abae and Cell Moinni, died.


A battle among the Ulaid between two sons of Fiachna. Cairill was victor. Echaid escaped.