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

Year U1365


Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1365-8.


Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, arch-king of Connacht, head of the valour and


prowess of the Half of Conn, died this year, after gaining victory from world and from demon.


Ferghal Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg, lion of the nobleness and hospitality of Ireland, died.


Cormac Mac Diarmata junior died.


Tomaltach, son of Fergal Mac Diarmata, tanist of Magh-Luirg, died.


Kingship was taken by Aedh, son of Concobur Mac Diarmata, that year.


The Fifth of Connacht was taken by Ruaidhri, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir, this year.


Ruaidhri, son of Johnock Mag Eochagain, hawk of valour and of prowess and of readiness of hospitality and of liberality of Meath from the town of Ath-cliath to the town of Ath-luain, after gaining victory from world and from demon, died


William Mac William the Saxon died.


A great hosting was made by Niall Ua Neill, namely, by the king of Ulster and one worthy to be arch-king of Ireland, into Oirghialla and the nobles of all the Fifth rose out with him for a leaguer on Brian Mac Mathgamna. And a fortified position was taken up in the midst of the territory by Ua Neill. And large donatives were proffered from Brian Mag Mathgamna to Ua Neill: to wit, half of Oirghialla to be given to Niall, son of Murchadh, namely to the king that was before that in the country and large donatives in payment of the death of Mac Domnaill from him likewise. Ua Neill indeed consented to that. But a compact was made by the son of Murchadh Mag Mathgamna (namely, Niall), and by


Alexander Mac Domnaill, that is by the lord of the gallowglasses and they went, without leave from Ua Neill, three equal, manageable battalions, to attack Mag Mathgamna. And a camp-attack was delivered by them on him and Mag Mathgamna rose out with the whole of his forces and his noble muster against them. And victory was gained from the attacking host by them and the son of Murchadh Mag Mathgamna (namely, Niall), heir of Oirgialla, was slain there and Alexander junior, son of Toirdelbach Mac Domnaill, Constable of the gallowglasses and heir of the Clann-Domnaill, was slain there and Eogan junior, son of Toirdelbach, son of Mail-Sechlainn Ua Domnaill was slain there along with many others.


Cu-Uladh, son of the Dwarf, family head of his own ilk, died and his son, a young master of learning, died likewise in returning from Saxon-land.


Fiachra O'Flainn, who was to be chief of Sil-Mailruanaigh, the son of a chief that was best in his own time, and his wife, namely, a superior woman without challenge, died.


The successor of St. Moedhoc—and he was archdeacon of the Breifni likewise—a man full of the grace of the Holy Spirit and of charity and of humanity, died that year, after gaining victory from world and from demon


Thomas Ua Floinn, king of Ui-Tuirtri, eminent without defect of generosity, or of nobleness, or of pre-eminence, died this year.


Tadhg, son of Maghnus, son of Cathal


Mac Domnaill, was taken prisoner by Conchobuir in treachery in his own stronghold and put into the hands of Ua Ferghail to be detained.


Great war arose in Connacht through that between Mac William and O'Conchobhair.