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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1113


Kalends of January fourth feria, tenth of the moon. AD 1113.


Connla ua Flainn, successor of Mo-Laisse of Lethglenn, rested.


A ball of fire came on the night of the feast of Patrick 17 March on Cruachain Aighle, and destroyed thirty of those fasting.



Diarmait ua Cellaigh, successor of ua Suanaigh, Diarmait ua Longáin, steward of Mumu—on the night of the feast of Patrick 17 March—, Mael Sechlainn ua Conchobuir, king of Corcomruad, Findchaise ua Loingsigh, king of Dál Araide, died in repentance.


Flannacán son of Mael Ísu, abbot designate of Ard Macha, after anointing and excellent repentance, died in peace.


Donnchad ua Taircheirt was killed by Niall ua Lochlainn, king of Cenél Conaill.


Domnall son of Donnchad ua Gilla Pátraic was killed by Goll Gabráin.


An army was brought by Domnall ua Lochlainn with the Cenél Eógain and the Cenél Conaill and the Airgialla to Glenn Rige, and they drove Donnchad from the kingship of the Ulaid and divided Ulaid between ua Mathgamna and the sons of Donn Sléibe, reserving Dál Amide and Uí Echach however to himself. An army was brought by Muirchertach ua Briain with the men of Mumu and the Laigin and the Connachta to Mag Coba to help Donnchad. An army was brought also by Domnall ua Lochlainn with the aforesaid armies to Magh Coba also to help the Ulaid, and there was a likelihood of a battle between them until Cellach, successor of Patrick, separated them in a semblance of peace. Donnchad ua Eochada, however, was blinded by Eochaid ua Mathgamna and the Ulaid.


An army was brought by Muirchertach ua Briain and Leth Moga, both laity and clergy, to Grenóc. Domnall grandson of Lochlainn, however, with the nobles of the north of Ireland, went to Cluain Caín of the Fir Rois, and they were confronting one another for a month until Cellach, successor of Patrick, with the Staff of Jesus, made a year's peace between them.


A bloody clash occurred between the men of Fernmag themselves, in which two heirs designate of Fernmag fell, i.e. ua Críchán and ua Donnocán.