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

Year U1315


Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1315-18.


Defeat was inflicted in Eili on the Foreigners by O'Cerbhaill, where Adam de Marisco and many other Foreigners were killed.


A great host was mustered by Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata and these are they who came: to wit, Toirdelbach O'Concobuir, king of Connacht and Concobur O'Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine and Ualgharc O'Ruairc, king of Breifni and Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh, lord of Tir-Oilella, to attack Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair, to Fasadh-coille. And Cathal proffered large donatives to Mac Diarmata for the sake of


not coming against him on that expedition. And they were not accepted from him and those forces penetrated to the centre of his camp. And there was not fear and there was not flight for Cathal respecting that expedition. Cathal sallied from the houses forth and they engage with each other. But for one thing, Conchobhur O'Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine and Brian, son of Toirdelbach Ua Conchobhuir, one fit to be king of Connacht, were killed and many other persons were lost both by killing and by wounding. The same Cathal invaded Connacht and Toirdelbach O'Concobhuir was deposed. And Cathal took the kingship of Connacht and made great forays on Mac Diarmata.


John, son of Domnall Ua Neill, was killed by Aedh O'Domnaill.


Richard de Clare was killed.


Edward Bruce, the destroyer of Ireland in general, both Foreigners and Gaidhil, was killed by the Foreigners of Ireland by dint of fighting at Dun-Delgan. And there were killed in his company Mac Ruaidhri, king of Insi-Gall Hebrides and Mac Domnaill, king of Airthir-Gaidhil Argyle, together with slaughter of the Men of Scotland around him. And there was not done from the beginning of the world a deed that was better for the Men of Ireland than that deed. For there came dearth and loss of people duing his time in all Ireland in general for the space of three years and a half and people undoubtedly used to eat each other throughout Ireland.


Geoffrey O'Ferghail, chief of the Anghaile, rested in Christ.


Great snow in that year.


John O'Ferghail was killed by one shot of an arrow by his own son.