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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U866


Kalends of January
. AD 865.


Amlaíb and Auisle went with the foreigners of Ireland and Scotland to Fortriu, plundered the entire Pictish country and took away hostages from them.


Colcu and Aed, two abbots of Mainister Buiti, died in the same year.


Cernachán son of Cumuscach, king of Ráith Airthir, was treacherously killed by Móracán son of Aedacán.


Aed son of Niall plundered all the strongholds of the foreigners i.e. in the territory of the North, both in Cenél Eógain and Dál Araidi, and took away their heads, their flocks, and their herds from camp by battle (?). A victory was gained over them at Loch Febail and twelve score heads taken thereby.



Loch Léibinn was turned to blood, which gave rise to clots of blood like little lungs around its edge.