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

Year U1340


Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1340-3.


Slaine, daughter of Ua Briain, wife of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir and sister of his own mother likewise; died.


Derbail, daughter of Ua Domnaill, the best woman that ever came of her own tribe, came on a visit to Conchobur Mac Diarmata to Inis-Doighri and the illness of her death seized her and she was buried in the Monastery of the Buill.


Dubchablach, daughter of Concobur Mac Diarmata, wife of Ua Birn, a choice woman without dispute, died.


Thomas Mag Samradhain, unique choice of the chiefs of Ireland, died.


Muircertach O'Briain, king of Thomond, died and Diarmait Ua Briain was made king in his stead. And he was expelled by Brian O'Briain, who was acknowledged by the nobles of Thomond.


Ulick, son of Richard, son of William de Burgh the Grey, the best Foreign youth of Ireland for generosity and for valour, died.


Cathal O'Madughain was killed by the Clann-Ricaird


and he was one of the noblest persons in Ireland.


Donnchadh O'Mail-Brenainn, the Cleric, canon chorister in Oil-finn, was killed by one shot of an arrow, by the people of Hubert, son of David Mac William de Burgh the Brown.


Cathal Mac-in-Liathanaigh, abbot of the Trinity, died.


Great defeat was inflicted by the Clann-Feorais Birmingham and the Clann-Ricaird on the Ui-Maine, where were killed eleven sons of kings of the Clann-Cellaigh, under Concobur Ua Ceallaigh the Longhaired.


Aengus Ua Domnaill was made king by Ua Dochartaigh and by Domnall Ua Baighill the Black and by the power of Aedh Ua Neill the Stout and Niall Ua Domnaill was deposed by them. A short time after that, they gave battle to one another and there were killed by Aengus and by the Clann-Muircertaigh. Aindiles O'Baighill, chief of Tir-hAinmirech and his son and Eogan, son of Art Ua Domnaill and many other persons between them, side for side.


John O'FhLaitim, bishop of Cell-aladh, rested in Christ.


John Mac Eoaigh, most distinguished of the learned bishops of Ireland, that is, the bishop of Conmaicni Ardagh, rested in Christ.


Concobur Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg and Airtech and Tir-Oilella and Tir-Tuathail and the Renna and the seven towns of Clann-Cathail and a man with whom a contest was not entered upon without his wresting superiority from every one that engaged with him—for the authors of this time certified that he was the choicest of the subkings of Ireland for shape and for sense, for renown and for substantial bestowal, for generosity and for prowess, for disposition and for true nobleness, so that no one was to be vaunted of beside him of the Gaidhilic stock in his own time. Hence, to certify that, the poet said this poem in his own art:


    1. If I had made a vaunt of him,
      Mac Diarmata and I made it not,
      Headship of Tara and of the Clan of Conn
      To the chief of Berbha I should give.
    2. I see not in Inis-Fail
      A man to be compared to him;
      There is not as far as the house of Cenn-choradh
      One whom Concobur surpassed not.
    3. Vaunting shall not be done by me
      Before the Men of Ireland out of that,—
      Without vaunting he obtained the pledge
      Of the host of the fair surface of Ireland.—
the death of that sub-king took place in the great house of the Rock, after gaining victory from world and from demon, a week before November-Day, Saturday precisely, and he was buried in the Monastery of the Buill. And Fergal Mac Diarmata, his own brother, was made king in his stead.


(Or it may be on this Kalend year it were right for the death of Nicholas Magraith to be.