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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U895


Kalends of January
. AD 894 alias 895.


Dub Lachtnai son of Mael Gualai, king of Caisel, dies.


Bishop Mael Petair, superior of Tír dá Glas, dies.


Cellach son of Flannacán, heir designate of all Brega, was deceitfully killed by Fogartach son of Tolarg.

    1. (There is no king's son (the pillar of kingship)
      Like pure Cellach of the noble countenance;
      A household like this man's household
      There is not under valour-provoking heaven.)


Muiredach son of Eochucán, one of two kings of Ulaid, was killed by Aidíth son of Laigne.


A heavy snowfall and great scarcity.


Ard Macha was plundered by the foreigners of Áth Cliath i.e. by Glún Iarainn, and they took away seven hundred and ten persons into captivity.

    1. (Alas, o holy Patrick
      That your prayers did not protect it
      When the foreigners with their axes
      Were smiting your oratory!)