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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1185


Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1185.


Great crop (namely, oak-crop) generally in this year.


Philip of Worcester,with the Foreigners of Ireland along with him, [stayed] in Ard-Macha for six days and six nights in the very middle of the Lent.


Amhlaim Ua Muirethaigh, bishop of Ard-Macha and Cenel-Feradhaigh, the shining lamp that used to illuminate laity and clergy, rested in Christ in Dun-Cruthnai. And he was carried honourably to Daire of Colum-cille and buried at the feet of his father, namely, the bishop Ua Cobhthaigh (that is, beside the small church), in the 86th year of his age. Fogartach Ua Cerballa[i]n of Cenel-Ellanna was instituted in his stead.


Gilla-Crist Mac Cathmail, royal chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh and of the Clanns, namely, Clann-Oengusa and Clann-Duibhinnrecht and Clann-Fhogurtaigh


and the Ui-Cenn[fh]ata and the Clann-Colla of Fir-Manach, head of counsel of the North of Ireland, was killed, namely, on [Sunday] the 2nd of the Nones [6th] of May, by Ua Eignigh and by Muinnter-Coema[i]n. And his head was carried away by them, but was gotten from them at the end of a month after.


John Lack-land, son of the king of the Saxons, came into Ireland, sixty ships strong, or something more, besides what was before him of Foreigners in Ireland.


Mael-Isu Ua Muiredhaigh, lector of Daire of Colum-cille, died a choice elder. And Mael- Cainnigh Ua Fercomais took his place.


Mael-Sechlainn, son of Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, was killed by the Foreigners.


(Wars between Ruaidhri Ua Conchobuir and his son, Concobur Maenmuighi. Domnall Ua Briain [went] in aid of Ruaidhri, so that he destroyed and burned and pillaged the churches of the West of Connacht [and] killed the inhabitants. Cathal Carrach, son of Conchobar Maenmuighi, plundered and burned Cell-da-lua in revenge of those evils.


[Diarmait, son of Tordelbach Ua Briain, was blinded by] Domnall Ua Briain.


The kingship of Connacht was assumed by Concobur Maenmaighi.)