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

Year U1343


Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1343-6.

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Great war between the Mac Diarmata and Maghnus Mac Diarmata the Foreigner this year and treachery was committed by the sons of Waltrin Mac Goisdelb in his own house on Maghnus Mac Diarmata the Foreigner there and Cormac Blind-eye there.

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Maghnus Mac Diarmata the Foreigner was killed in treachery by the sons of Waltrin Mac Goisdelb in his own house and Cormac Blind-eye Mac Finghin was killed ther likewise.


Great war arose between Ualgharc O'Ruairc and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Conchobhair. And battle was given by them to each other and defeat was inflicted on Ua Ruairc by Ruaidhri, son of Cathal and the gallowglasses of Ua Ruairc were all slain, namely, Mag Buirrce and the son of Niall the Lame and all their people, or for the chief part. And O'Ruairc himself was pursued and slain by Maelruanaigh Mac Donnchaidh. And this


is the greatest deed that was done in Ireland from the death of Cormac, son of Cuilennan, downwards.


Four sons of Cathal, son of Mag Raghnaill the Blind-eye, were taken prisoners on Loch-in-sguir by Concobur Mag Raghnaill. And Tomaltach Mag Raghnaill took them with him to Caisel-Coscraigh and they were killed there, the saddest tale that was done in that time.


The successor of St. Patrick, namely, David Mag Oirechtaigh, died.


Cu-Uladh Mac Cathmail, arch-chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh, was killed by Domnall Mac Cathmail.


Defeat was inflicted by Brian Mag Mathgamna on the Foreigners, whence came three hundred heads of slain to be counted at the place.


Niall O'Domnaill and the Clann Muircertaigh and the son of Feidhlimidh and Maghnus Mac Diarmata pursued Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, into Culmhail and dispersing defeat was inflicted upon him and on the Clann-Donchaidh and slaughter enormous was inflicted upon them, both by drowning and lacerating and wounding. And large preys were carried off by him.