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Annala Uladh: Annals of Ulster otherwise Annala Senait, Annals of Senat (Author: [unknown])

Year U1247


Kalends of Jan. (on 3rd feria, 21st of the moon,) A.D. 1247.


Mael-Sechlainn Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, and the Wry-necked Gilla Ua Baighill and Mac Somairligh were killed by Fitz Maurice in Bel-Atha Senaigh. And the Cenel-Conaill held the Ford for an entire week, so that they allowed neither Foreigner nor Gaidhel across, until Cormac Ua Conchobair played a ruse in the end. That is, Cormac went with the horse host throughout the length of the plain westwards and he turned after that upwards, throughout the length of the same plain, to the edge of the morass and went close thereby eastwards, until he reached the Ford of Cuil-Uaine on the Erne. And the Cenell-Conaill noticed not until they saw the great horse-host advancing to them, on the side of the river on which they were. And whilst the Cenel-Conaill had their attention upon the horse-host on their rear side; the Foreigners plunged into the Ford, so that the Cenel-Conaill and the Wry-necked Gilla Ua Baighill and Mac Somairligh met Fitz Maurice in Bel-Atha-Senaigh and fell there.


The castle of Mac Goisdelbh was pulled down by the sons of Aedh Ua Conchobair.


Great war was made by Toirrdelbach (son of Aedh Ua Conchubhair) and by the sons of the kings of Connacht (against the Foreigners this year) and many towns were burned and many Foreigners slain by them.



Eachmarcach Ua Cathain, king of Ciannachta and of Fir-na-craibhe, was killed by Maghnus Ua Cathain, on his going upon a foray to the latter, to Airther-muighi in Dal-riatai.


Ruaighri Ua Canannain took the kingship of Tir-Conaill.


Aedh Mac Conchailleadh, abbot of Cluain-Eois, rested.


Raighned was instituted into the archbishopric of Ard-Macha in Rome.


Murchadh Ua hAnluain, king of the Oirrthir, was killed this year.