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Annals of the Four Masters (Author: [unknown])

Annal M365


The Age of Christ, 365.


The eighth year of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, son of Muireadhach Tireach, over Ireland, when he died at Teamhair.

Annal M366


The Age of Christ, 366.


The first year of Crimhthann, son of Fidhach, son of Daire Cearb, over Ireland.

Annal M378


The Age of Christ, 378.


After Crimhthann, son of Fidhach, had been


thirteen years as king over Ireland, he died of a poisonous drink which his own sister gave him.

Annal M379


The Age of Christ, 379.


The first year of Niall of the Nine Hostages, son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

Annal M405


The Age of Christ, 405.


After Niall of the Nine Hostages, son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, had been twenty seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Eochaidh, son of Enna Ceinnseallach, at Muir nIcht, i.e. the sea between France and England.


Annal M428


The Age of Christ, 428.


After Dathi, son of Fiachra, son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, had been, twenty three years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was killed by a flash of lightning, at Sliabh Ealpa.

Annal M430


The Age of Christ, 430.


The second year of Laeghaire.


In this year Pope Celestinus the First sent Palladius to Ireland, to propagate the faith among the Irish, and he landed in the country of Leinster with a company of twelve men. Nathi, son of Garchu, refused to admit him; but, however, he baptized a few persons in Ireland, and three wooden churches were erected by him, namely, Cell Fhine, Teach Na Romhan, and Domhnach Arta. At Cell Fhine he left his books, and a shrine with the relics of Paul and Peter, and many martyrs besides. He left these four in these churches: Augustinus, Benedictus, Silvester, and Solinus. Palladius, on his returning back to Rome (as he did not receive respect in Ireland), contracted a disease in the country of the Cruithnigh, and died thereof.

Annal M431


The Age of Christ, 431.


The third year of Laeghaire.


Saint Patrick was ordained bishop by the holy Pope, Celestine the First, who ordered him to go


to Ireland, to preach and teach faith and piety to the Gaeidhil, and also to baptize them.

Annal M432


The Age of Christ, 432.


The fourth year of Laeghaire.


Patrick came to Ireland this year, and proceeded to baptize and bless the Irish, men, women, sons, and daughters, except a few who did not consent to receive faith or baptism from him, as his Life relates.


Ath Truim was founded by Patrick, it having been granted by Fedhlim, son of Laeghaire, son of Niall, to God and to him, Loman, and Fortchern. Flann Mainistrech cecinit:

    1. Patrick, Abbot of all Ireland,
      son of Calphrann, son of Fotaide,
      Son of Deisse,—not fit to be dispraised,
      son of Cormac Mor, son of Lebriuth,
    2. Son of Ota, son of Orric the Good,
      son of Moric, son of Leo of full success,
      Son of Maximus, 'tis not unfit to name him,
      son of Encretti, the tall and comely,
    3. Son of Philisti, the best of men,
      son of Fereni without a tempest,
      Son of Britan, otter of the sea,
      from whom the vigorous Britons came;
    4. Cochnias was his modest mother;
      Nemthor his native town;
      Of Munster not small his share,
      which Patrick redeemed from sorrow.


Annal M434


The Age of Christ, 434.


The sixth year of Laeghaire.


Loarn, son of Eochaidh Muinreamhar, was born.