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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1004


Kalends of January seventh feria, fifth of the moon. AD 1003 alias 1004.


Aengus son of Bresal. successor of Cainnech, rested in Ard Macha on his pilgrimage.


Eochaid ua Flannacáin, superior of Les Oeiged and of Cluain Fiachna, a master of poetry and historical lore, died in the 69th year of his age.

    1. (The full form of beautiful Eochaid
      An ascending poetic psalm of happy aspect
      eochaiss that he does not approach from behind(?)
      A key to the lock of Ireland's ignorance.
    2. ‘Eochaid of the undying knowledge’
      Has long been an incontrovertible name for him;
      For reproach in the matter of learning or wisdom
      He has no cause to answer.)


Gilla Cellaig son of Comaltán, king of Uí Fhiachrach Aidni, and Brian son of Mael Ruanaid were killed.


Domnall son of Flannacán, king of Fir Lí, and Muiredach son of Diarmait, king of Ciarraige Luachra, die.


The battle of Craeb Tulcha between the Ulaid and the Cenél Eógain, i.e. on Thursday the 18th of the Kalends, of October 14th Sept., and the Ulaid were defeated; and therein fell Eochaid son of Ardgar, king of Ulaid, and his kinsman Dub Tuinne, and his two sons, Cú Duilig and Domnall; and there was also a slaughter of the army, both noble and base Gairbíth king of Uí Echach, and Gilla Pátraic son of Tomaltach, and Cumuscach son of Flathroí, and Dub Slánga son of Aed, and Cathalán son of Étrú, and Coinéne son of Muirchertach, as well as the elite of the Ulaid; and the combat ranged as far as Dún Echdach and Druim Bó. Thus in the Book of Dub dá Leithe. Moreover, Aed son of Domnall ua


Néill, king of Ailech, fell there in the 29th year of his age and in the tenth of his reign, and others also; but the Cenél Eógain claim that he was killed by themselves.


Donnchad ua Loingsig, king of Dál Araide, was treacherously killed by the Cenél Eógain.


An army was led by Brian to Trácht Eothaile to make a circuit of Ireland, but the Cenél Eógain prevented him.


Two of the Uí Chanannáin were killed by Ua Maíl Doraid.


Dub Sláine ua Lorcáin, superior of Imlech Ibair, rested.


Mael Sechnaill, king of Temair, fell from his horse, so that he lay mortally ill.