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Annal LC1134


23] The kalends of January on the 2nd feria, the 2nd of
24] the moon; the age of the Lord thirty-four years, and a hundred, and a thousand.


The same cow mortality again
25] devastating Erinn, so that numbers of people were quite
26] impoverished in every locality in Erinn.


Archu Ua Flaithbhertaigh,
27] royal heir of Oilech, fell by the Cenel-Conaill
28] in a battle-breach.


Donnchadh Ua Conchobhair, king
29] of Uí-Failgne, and Maelsechlainn, his father's son, engaged
30] in conflict, and fell by each other.


A hosting by Mac
31] Murchadha and the Lagenians, into Osraighe; but the
32] Osraighe encountered then and committed a slaughter of


1] the host, in which fell Ughaire O'Tuathail, royal heir of
2] Laighen, et alii multi.


A slaughter of the Osraighe, and
3] of the Foreigners of Port-Lairge, was committed by Mac
4] Murchadha and the Lagenians, in revenge for the aforesaid
5] slaughter.


Imhar Ua hAedhagain, the man by
6] whom the Regles of Paul and Peter at Ard-Macha was
7] erected, died on his pilgrimage at Rome.


8] son of Murchadh Ua Briain, was slain, together with his
9] son, by the people of Des-Mumha.


A great murrain in
10] hoc anno.

Annal LC1135


11] The kalends of January on the 3rd feria, the 13th of
12] the moon; the age of the Lord thirty-five years, and a
13] hundred, and a thousand.


Maelmordha Ua Conchobhair,
14] king of Uí-Failghe, was killed by his own brother.


15] Ua Taidhg, king of Feara-Lí, with his brother, and with
16] his wife, was smothered in a cave by the Uí-Tuirtre.


17] Ruaidhri O'Canannain, king of Cenel-Conaill, a war-like,
18] defensive man, of charity and humanity, was
19] slain by the men of Magh-Itha, viz., by Maelruanaidh
20] O'Cairellan, and by Clann-Diarmada.


21] with its churches, was burned on the 3rd of the
22] kalends of April.


Cluain-Iraird, and Rath-Luraigh, and
23] Cenannus, and many other churches, ab igne
24] dissipatae sunt.


A great number of the men of Des-Mumha fell by
25] those of Tuadh-Mumha, on the causeway of Cluain-caein-Modhimog,
26] where Finghuine Ua Caeimh, king of Glennanmach,
27] and Mathghamhain Ua Donnchadha, king of
28] Cenel-Laeghaire, and Aedh Ua Conchobhair, king of Corcumruaidh,
29] and Maelgorm Ua Rinn, and the son of Lochlainn
30] Ua Cinaedha of the Uí-Maccaille, et alii plurimi,
31] were slain.


Cumara, moreover, the son of Cumara, son of
32] Domhnall, king of Uí-Caisin, fell in the mutual wounding.


33] Hanrico, son of William, king of the French, Saxons,
34] and Britons, died.


Consecration of Cormac's church.



1] Aedh Ua Cellaigh, king of Uí-Maine, mortuus est.


2] Mac Coghlan mortuus est.

Annal LC1136


3] The kalends of January on the 4th feria, the 24th of
4] the moon; the age of the Lord thirty-six years, and a hundred,
5] and a thousand; bissextilis annus, et embolismus
6] annus; positus hujus anni non frequenter accidit, viz.:—
7] Shrove Sunday fell on the 9th day of spring; Easter
8] Sunday on the 11th of the kalends of April; Ascension
9] Thursday on the day before May-day, and Whit Sunday
10] on the tenth day of summer.


Robhartach Ua Cellaigh,
11] airchinnech of Fathan-mór, in poenitentia mortuus est.


12] Domhnall, son of Muirchertach Ua Briain, died in pilgrimage
13] at Lis-mór.


Conchobhar, son of Domhnall Mac
14] Lachlainn, king of Oilech, and royal heir of Erinn, was
15] slain by the men of Magh-Itha, in treachery, at an
16] assembly, on Monday, the 8th of the kalends of June.


17] Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach Ua Conchobhair, was
18] blinded by his own brother.


The victory of Finnabhair
19] was gained over Aedh, son of Domhnall Ua Conchobhair,
20] and over Tadhg Ua Cellaigh, and over the Uí-Maine,
21] ubi cecidit Conchobhar Ua Cellaigh, father of Tadhg,
22] et alii multi.


Conchobhar, son of Toirdhelbhach, and the
23] Síl-Muiredhaigh victores fuerunt.

Annal LC1137


24] The kalends of January on the 6th feria, the 5th of the
25] moon; the age of the Lord thirty-seven years, and a hundred, and a thousand.


A tremendous storm of wind on
26] the day before the festival of the Sprinkling of Water,
27] which prostrated many forests and churches in Erinn.


28] Domhnall Ua Conaing,
29] chief bishop of Leth-Mogha, pillar of piety,
30] and wisdom, and prayer, and of the presentation
31] of food and treasures to the poor and mighty, in bona senectute dormivit.


A great colic disease in
32] Erinn generally, which killed many.


A hosting by the


1] Lagenians and Foreigners, in aid of Síl-Briain, to Port-Lairge,
2] from which they brought pledges.


A predatory
3] hosting by Síl-Briain to the Ciarraighe, and they plundered
4] territories and churches.


Domhnall Ua Maelsechlainn,
5] royal heir of Erinn, a suis occisus est.


6] daughter of Muirchertach Ua Briain, wife of Murchadh
7] Ua Maelsechlainn, chief queen of Erinn, in poenitentia
8] mortua est.


A great scarcity in the province of Connacht,
9] et multi mortui sunt ab ea.


Aedh, son of
10] Domhnall Ua Conchobhair, occisus est.


Domhnall Ua
11] Dubhthaigh, bishop of Elphin, and comarb of Ciaran of
12] Cluain-mic-Nois, apud Cluain-ferta-Brenainn quievit in
13] Christo.

Annal LC1138


14] The kalends of January on the 7th feria, the l6th of
15] the moon; the age of the Lord thirty-eight years, and a
16] hundred, and a thousand.


Mathghamhain O'Conchobhair,
17] king of Ciarraighe, pillar of the dignity and glory of
18] Leth-Mogha in presenting jewels and valuables, dormivit.


19] Lis-mór, and Cill-dara, and Tech-Moling, and Sord-Choluim-Chille,
20] were burned.


Maelruanaidh Ua Cairellain,
21] kindling lamp of the north of Erinn as regards
22] figure, understanding, and valour, was slain by the Cenel-Moain.


23] Plundering of the North of Saxan by the men
24] of Alba, who carried off countless captives, and numerous
25] spoils.


Cormac, son of Mac Carthaigh, chief king of Des-Mumha,
26] and bishop-king of Erinn in his time as regards
27] piety, and the presentation of jewels and valuables to
28] clerics and churches, and ecclesiastical riches, in books and
29] utensils, to God, and [...] fell in treachery


1] by the people of Tuadh-Mumha; and a blessing be with
2] his soul.[gap: extent: 8-9 lines]

Annal LC1170


3] The kalends of January on the 5th feria, the 10th of
4] the moon; the age of the Lord seventy years, and a
5] hundred, and a thousand.


Conchobhar, son of Muirchertach
6] Mac Lachlainn, king of Cenel-Eoghain, and royal
7] heir of all Erinn, was slain by Aedh Bec Mac Cana, and by
8] the Uí-Carragain, on Easter Saturday, in the middle of
9] Trian-mór, at Ard-Macha.


Donnchadh Cennsealach
10] O'Ceallaigh was slain by Lagenians.


Ath-cliath was spoiled by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, and by pirates
11] whom he brought with him from the east, to spoil Erinn,
12] in retaliation for his expulsion beyond the sea from his
13] own territory, and for his son having been slain.


14] inflicted a slaughter, moreover, on the Foreigners of Ath-cliath
15] and Port-Lairge, aad a countless slaughter was, however,
16] inflicted on them.


Laighen, indeed, and Feara-Midhe
17] were wasted by them, both churches and territories; and
18] they occupied Ath-cliath and Port-Lairge on that occasion.


19] A great, ungenerous deed was committed by the
20] monk, son of the comarb of Finnen of Magh-bile, and
21] by Maghnus, son of Donnsleibhe, king of Uladh, with the
22] chieftains of Uladh, and the Ulidians besides—except
23] Bishop Maelisa, and Gilladomhaingairt, son of Cormac,


1] comarb of Comhgall, and Maelmartain, comarb of Finnen,
2] with their fraternities—viz., a community of regular
3] canons, with their abbot, whom Maelmaedhog Ua Morghair,
4] legate of the comarb of Peter, had ordained at
5] Sabhall-Patraic, were expelled from the monastery which
6] they themselves had erected; (and they were entirely
7] plundered both in books and utensils, people, horses,
8] and sheep, and all things which they had collected there
9] from the time of the aforesaid legate until then, except
10] the tunics and the capes which were about them in that
11] hour), through envy and carnal love, and greed of honour
12] for himself; as the monks of Droiched-Atha had expelled
13] him from their abbacy for lawful reasons. Alas! alas!
14] truly; woe to them who committed it; and woe to the
15] land in which the deed was committed; but, however, it
16] did not escape long without the vengeanee of the Lord, for
17] the chieftains who committed it were slain together by a
18] few enemies; and the king was wounded, and unluckily
19] slain a short time after, in the place where this unjust
20] resolution had been adopted, viz., in Dún. On Tuesday
21] the community was expelled; on Tuesday, also, before
22] the end of a year, the chieftains of Uladh were slain,
23] and the king was wounded.


On Tuesday, soon after,
24] he was himself slain by his brother, in Dún.


25] O'hAinfheth, king of Uí-Meith, and leader of the
26] cavalry of the king of Oilech, was killed by the men of a
27] fleet which came from Innsi-hOrc, in the island which
28] had been constructed by themselves in Loch-Ruidhe, i.e.
29] Inis-Lachain.


Earl Stronghow came into Erinn with
30] Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, to avenge his expulsion by
31] Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhealbhach O'Conchobhair; and
32] Diarmaid gave him his own daughter, and a part of his patrimony;
33] and Saxon Foreigners have been in Erinn since then.


Annal LC1171


1] The kalends of January on the 6th feria, the 22nd of
2] the moon; the age of the Lord seventy-one years, and a
3] hundred, and a thousand.


Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king
4] of the province of Laighen, after spoiling numerous churches
5] and territories, died at Ferna—without the body of Christ,
6] without penitence, without making a will—through the
7] merits of Colum-Cille, and Finnen, and the other saints
8] whose churches he had spoiled.


Axall Mac Torcaill, king
9] of Ath-cliath, and hEoin from Innsi-hOrc, were slain by
10] the same Foreigners.


Sadhbh, daughter of Gluniarainn
11] Mac Murchadha, comarb of Brigid, died in penitence.


A victory was gained over Tighernan O'Ruairc, and the men
12] of Midhe, and the men of Fernmhagh together, (viz.:—the
13] 'victory of the ashes' secundum quosdam), on the green of
14] Ath-cliath, by Milo de Cogan with his people, in which a
15] great number were slain along with Aedh O'Ruairc, i.e. the
16] king of Uí-Briuin, and Machaire-Gaileng, and Conmaicne.


17] There were also slain there five chieftains of the men of
18] Fernmhagh, viz.:—Maelmochta Mac Confeabhla, and
19] Conchobhar, his brother, two chieftains of the Cenel-Feradhaigh.


Feindidh O'Conghaile, lamp of valour and
20] bravery of Oirghiall, mortuus est.


21] Venit in Hiberniam Henricus potentissimus rex Angliae,
22] et idem dux Normanniae et Aquitaniae, et comes
23] Andegaviae, et aliarum multarum terrarum dominus, cum
24] ducentis .XL. navibus; and he came on shore at Port-Lairge,
25] and took the hostages of Mumha; and he came
26] afterwards to Ath-cliath, and took the hostages of Laighen,
27] and of the men of Midhe, and the Uí-Briuin, and Oirghialla,
28] and Uladh.


Petrus, bishop of the Uí-Maine of Connacht,
29] a pious monk, and a man of authority, was drowned
30] in the Sinuinn on the 6th of the kalends of January.




1] great preying expedition by Maghnus, son of Donnsleibhe,
2] with all the Ulidians, into Cuil-an-tuaisceirt, when they
3] plundered Cul-rathain and other churches; but a small
4] party of the Cenel-Eoghain, with Conchobhar Ua Cathain,
5] overtook them, and gave them battle, and killed twenty-two
6] persons, between chieftains and sons of chieftains,
7] and many others along with them; and Maghnus himself
8] was wounded; and this Maghnus, moreover, was slain
9] soon after by Donnsleibhe, i.e. his own brother, and by
10] Gilla-Aenghusa, son of Gilla-Espuic, viz.:—the rector of
11] Monach-an-Dúin, after he had committed manty great
12] crimes; i.e. after abandoning his own married wife, and
13] after carrying off the wife of his tutor, i.e. Cumhuighe
14] Ua Floinn, (and she had been possessed by his own
15] brother, Aedh, at first); after having offered violence to
16] the wife of his other brother, i.e. Eochaidh; after profaning
17] bells and bachalls, clerics and churches.

Annal LC1172


18] The kalends of January on the 7th feria, the 2nd of
19] the moon; the age of the Lord seventy-two years, and a
20] hundred, and a thousand.


The king of the Saxons departed
21] from Erinn on Easter Sunday, after the celebration
22] of mass.


Tighernan O'Ruairc, king of Breifne and Conmaicne,
23] and a man of great power for a long time, was
24] slain by Saxons, truly; and Domhnall, son of Annad
25] of his Tighernan's own tribe, was along with them.


26] was also beheaded by them, and his head and body were
27] ignominiously carried to Ath-cliath. The head was placed
28] over the door of the fortress, as a miserable spectacle for the
29] Gaeidhel; the body was suspended, moreover with his feet
30] upwards.


A victory was gained over the Cenel-Eoghain,
31] by O'Maeldoraidh and the Cenel-Conaill, and a great
32] slaughter was inflicted on them. This event was, indeed,
33] as a miracle on the part of the saints of the Lord, viz.:—


1] of Patrick, and Colum-Cille, and the other saints whose
2] churches they had spoiled.


The full visitation of the
3] province of Connacht was brought, for the fourth time,
4] by Gillamoliag, comarb of Patrick, i.e. the primate of
5] Erinn, to Ard-Macha.


Domhnall O'Ferghail, chief of
6] Conmaicne, was slain by the people of the king of the
7] Saxons.


Gilla-Aedha, bishop of Corcach, a man full of
8] the grace of God, in bona senectute quievit.

Annal LC1173


9] The kalends of January on the 2nd feria, the l3th of
10] the moon; the age of the Lord seventy-three years, and a
11] hundred, and a thousand.


Muiredhach O'Cobhthaigh,
12] bishop of Doire and Rath-both, and of all the north of
13] Erinn; the son of chastity, and the precious stone, and the
14] bright gem, and the brilliant star, and a treasury of
15] wisdom, and a fruitful branch of the canon; after having
16] bestowed food and clothes upon the poor; after having
17] distributed numerous gifts to poets; after the triumph
18] of devotion, and pilgrimage, and penitence—resigned his
19] spirit to heaven in the Dubh-regles of Colum-Cille in
20] Doire, on the 4th of the ides of February, in sexta feria.


21] Great miracles were wrought in the night on which he
22] died, viz.:—the night was illumined from nocturns until
23] cock-crow, and the ground was all in flames; and a large
24] mass of fire ascended over the town, and proceeded
25] towards the south-east; and all persons arose from their
26] beds
, imagining that it was day; and it was thus as far
27] as the horizon, they thought.


A great depredation was
28] committed
by Aedh Mac Aenghusa and the Clann-Aedha,
29] and they plundered Trian-mór; and this man was killed
30] before the end of three months after he had plundered
31] Ard-Macha;.


Annal LC1174


1] The kalends of January on the 3rd feria, the 24th of
2] the moon; the age of the Lord seventy-four years, and
3] a hundred, and a thousand.


Flann O'Gormain, chief lector
4] of Ard-Macha, and of all Erinn, a learned, observant man
5] in the Divine and worldly wisdom- after having been
6] twenty-one years learning in France and in Saxon-land,
7] and twenty years governing the schools of Erinn- died
8] peacefully on the 13th of the kalends of April, the Wednesday
9] before Easter, .lxx aetatis suae anno..


10] O'Banáin, bishop of Condere and Dal-Araidhe, a venerable
11] man full of sanctity, and of meekness, and of purity of
12] heart, died full happily in Hi-Coluim-Cille, after a
13] choice old age.


Gillamoliag, son of Ruaidhri, comarb
14] of Patrick, archbishop and primate of Ard-Macha, and of
15] all Erinn, a son of chastity, full of purity of heart, and of
16] meekness, died happily on the 6th of the kalends of April,
17] the Wednesday after Easter, in the 87th year of his age,
18] and after having been thirty-seven years in the archiepiscopate;
19] and this same illustrious man bad been sixteen
20] years very honourably in the abbacy of Coluim-Cille, at
21] Doire, before he obtained the comarbship of Patrick.


22] Gillamochaibheo, abbot of the monastery of Peter and
23] Paul at Ard-Macha, a diligent, faithful servant of the
24] Lord, died on the 2nd of the kalends of April, in the 70th
25] year aetatis suae.

Annal LC1175


26] The kalends of January on the 4th feria, the 5th of the
27] moon; the age of the Lord seventy-five years, and a hundred,
28] and a thousand.


Flaithbhertach O'Brolchain,
29] comarb of Colum-Cille, tower of wisdom and honour;
30] a man to whom the clerics of Erinn gave a bishop's
31] chair for his wisdom and goodness, and to whom the
32] comarbsbip of Hi had been presented, died happily, after


1] choice suffering, in the Dubh-regles of Colum-Cille.


2] Gillamoliac O'Branain was ordained in his place, in the
3] comarbship of Colum-Cille.


A victory was gained over the
4] Cenel-Enna, by Echmarcach O'Cathain and Niall O'Gairmledhaigh,
5] and a great slaughter was inflicted on them.

Annal LC1176


6] The kalends of January on the 5th feria, the l6th of
7] the moon; the age of the Lord seventy-six years, and a
8] hundred, and a thousand.


The Saxons were expelled
9] from Luimnech by Domhnall O'Briain, by laying siege to
10] them.


The daughter of the king of Oirghiall, i.e. Benmidhe,
11] daughter of Donnchadh O'Cerbhaill, wife of
12] Cumhuighe O' Floinn, queen of Uí-Tuirtre and Feara-Lí,
13] died.


The daughter of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, i.e.
14] the wife of Flaithbhertach O'Maeldoraidh, was killed by
15] the sons of O'Cairellain.


Fabhar and Cenannus were
16] wasted by the foreigners, and by the Uí-Briuin.


17] was wasted by the Saxons.


The castles of Gall
18] and Cenannus in process of construction.


The Saxon
19] Earl died in Ath-cliath of an ulcer which attacked his
20] foot, through the miracles of Brighid and Colum-Cille, and
21] the other saints whose churches he had spoiled.


22] castle of Slane, in which was Richard Fleming with his
23] forces, from which they were ravaging Oirghiall, and
24] Uí-Briuin, and Feara-Midhe, was spoiled by Maelsechlainn,
25] son of Mac Lachlainn, king of Cenel-Eoghain, and by the
26] Oirghialla; on which occasion a hundred, or more, of the
27] Foreigners were slain, besides the women, and children,
28] and horses of the castle; so that no man escaped alive from
29] the castle; and three castles in Midhe were deserted on
30] the morrow, through fear of the Cenel-Eoghain, viz.:—
31] the castle of Cenannus, and the castle of Calatruim, and
29] the castle of Daire-Patraic.


Cumhuighe O'Floinn, king


1] of Uí-Tuirtre, and Feara-Lí and Dal-Araidhe, was killed
2] by Cumhidhe, i.e. his own brother, and by the Feara-Lí.

Annal LC1177


3] The kalends of January on the 7th feria, the 27th of
4] the moon; the age of the Lord seventy-seven years, and
5] a hundred, and a thousand.


Dun-da-lethghlais was
6] spoiled by John de Curci and the knights who came
7] along with him; and they built a castle there, from which
8] they gained a victory twice over the Ulidians, and a
9] victory over the Cenel-Eoghain and over the Oirghialla,
10] in which Conchobhar O'Cairellain, i.e. the chief of Clann-Diarmada,
11] was slain; and in which many other nobles
12] were slain.


Conchobhar O'Cairellain, indeed, gained a victory
13] over O'Maeldoraidh and the Cenel-Conaill, in which
14] a great number of the Cenel-Enna were slain, along with
15] the son of O'Serrigh, and many other chieftains likewise.


16] Milo de Cogan, with his knights, was brought by Muirchertach,
17] son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, to Ros-Comain,
18] to spoil Connacht, through hatred towards his father.
19] Connacht, truly, was thereupon burned.


Tuam, moreover,
20] and the churches of the country, were destroyed,
21] through hatred towards the Foreigners; and they, i.e.
22] Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair and the men of Connacht along
23] with him, gained a victory over the Foreigners, and
24] drove them by force out of the country.


Ruaidhi O'Conchobhair,
25] moreover, blinded his son afterwards, in revenge
26] for this expedition.


Aedh O'Neill, i.e. king of Cenel-Eoghain
27] for a time, and royal heir of all Erinn, was slain
28] by Maelsechlainn Mac Lachlainn, and by Ardghal Mac
29] Lachlainn.


Ardghal himself, also, was slain by O'Neill
30] when he O Neill was being killed there.


The Timpanach


1] O'Connicén, chief poet of the North of Erinn, was
2] slain by the Cenel-Conaill, together with his wife and
3] family.


A hosting by John de Curci and the knights,
4] into Dal-Araidhe, on which occasion they slew Domhnall,
5] grandson of Cathusach, king of Dal-Araidhe. John went
6] also, on the same expedition, into Uí-Tuirtre and Feara-Lí;
7] but Cumhuighe O'Floinn burned Airther-maighe before
8] him; and he burned Cul-rathain, and many other churches.

Annal LC1178


9] The kalends of January on the lst feria, the 9th of the
10] moon; the age of the Lord seventy-eight years, and a hundred,
11] and a thousand; the first year of nineteen.


12] Great crimes were committed by the Cenel-Moain in this
13] year, viz.:—the people of Domhnall O'Gairmleghaigh killed
14] Conchobhar, son of Conallach O'Luinigh, in the middle
15] of Domhnall O'Gairmleghaigh's own house, in treachery,
16] though he was under the protection of the airchinnech of
17] the Ernaidhe.


Domhnall O'Gairmleghaigh was deposed
18] from being chief, and the Cenel-Moain gave the chieftainship
19] to Ruaidhri O'Flaithbhertaigh.


Domhnall, son of Domhnall
20] O'Gairmleghaigh was slain, in treachery, by the sons of
21] O'Flaithbhertaigh and the other sons of Domhnall; and
22] Tighernan, son of Raghnall, son of Domhnall, and eight full
23] biatachs of the Cenel-Moain, were slain, along with them.


24] Very great wind came in this year, which prostrated large
25] tracts of woods and forests, and huge trees; and it moreover
26] prostrated six score large trees, vel paulo plus, in
27] Doire-Choluim-Chille.


28] It was in this year, also, that John
29] de Curci, with his knights, came to Dún, on a preying expedition
30] to Machaire-Conaille, when they plundered several


1] families, and were for a night encamped in Glenn-righe.


2] Murchadh O'Cerbhaill, king of Oirghiall, and Mac Duinnsleibhe,
3] i.e. the king of Uladh, came to them, however, on
4] that night, and gave him battle.


The Foreigners were
5] defeated, and put to great slaughter.


The same John went
6] also on a preying expedition into Dal-Araidhe, and into
7] Uí-Tuirtre.


But Cumhuighe O'Floinn, king of Uí-Tuirtre
8] and Feara-Lí, attacked them.


This battle was, moreover,
9] gained over the Foreigners, and they were put to
10] slaughter.

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11] The kalends of January on the 2nd feria, the 20th of
12] the moon; the age of the Lord seventy-nine years, and a
13] hundred, and a thousand, viz.:—the 2nd year of nineteen;
14] the third year after a bissextile.


Peace was made by
15] Donnchadh O'Cairellain, and by all the Clann-Diarmada,
16] with the Cenel-Moain, and with O'Gairmleghaigh, i.e.
17] with Amhlaibh, grandson of Maen, i.e. the brother of the
18] wife of Donnchadh O'Cairellain, in the middle of the
19] church of Ard-sratha, before the reliquaries of Domhnach-mór
20] and the Ernaidhe, and Ard-sratha.


21] moreover, came on the day following to the
22] house of Donnchadh O'Cairellain, to obtain additional
23] guarantees.


A wicked treachery was committed in the
24] middle of the meeting, in the doorway of the house of
25] O'Cairellain, in the presence of his own sister, i.e. the
26] wife of Donnchadh, viz.:—he himself and three of his
27] people along with him, were slain.


Ard-Macha was
28] burned ex majore parte, i.e. all the regleses, and all the
29] churches, except Regles-Brighde and Tempul-na-ferta.


30] The churches of Tir-Eoghain, from the mountain southwards,
31] were evacuated this year through war and distress.



1] Gilladomhnaigh O'Forannain, airchinnech of Ard-sratha,
2] and Maelmuire, son of Gillacomain, vice-abbot of the same
3] place, in Christo quieverunt.


Cluana, and Ard-sratha, and
4] Domhnach-mór, and the Ernaidhe were emptied by the
5] men of Magh-Itha.

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6] The kalends of January on the 3rd feria, the first of
7] the moon; the age of the Lord eighty years, and a hundred,
8] and a thousand.


Gilla-an-Choimdédh O'Carán,
9] comarb of Patrick, died.


Raghnall O'Cairellain was
10] slain by the Cenel-Moain, in defence of Colum-Cille, in
11] the middle of Doire.


Macraith O'Daighri, airchinnech
12] of Doire, died.


Donnchadh O'Cairellain was killed
13] by the Cenel-Conaill, in revenge of his treachery towards
14] O'Gairmleghaigh, and in defence of Colum-Cille.


15] battle of the Conchobars, in Connacht, in which Conchobhar
16] Maenmaighe killed Conchobhar O'Ceallaigh, i.e.
17] the king of Uí-Maine, and his son Tadhg, and Diarmaid
18] O'Ceallaigh, and all the nobles of Uí-Maine; at Maghsruibhe-gealain,
19] at the head of Daire-na-capall, this battle
20] was fought


Muirghes O'hEidhin was slain.


21] O'Cennedigh, king of Ur-Mumha, mortuus est.

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22] The kalends of January on the 5th feria, the 12th of
23] the moon; the age of the Lord eighty-one years, and a
24] hundred, and a thousand.


The battle of Magh-Diughbha
25] was gained over the sons of Toirdhelbhach Mór O'Conchobhair,
26] by Flaithbbertach O'Maeldoraidh, king of
27] Cenel-Conaill, (and of it is said 'the battle of the royal
28] heirs'); in which were slain Brian Luighnech, and
29] Maghnus; and the three sons of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach
30] O'Conchobhair,viz.:—Maelsechlainn, and Muiredhach,
31] and Muirchertach; and Aedh, grandson of Aedh,


1] son of Ruaidhri, king of the West of Connacht; and
2] Donnchadh, son of Brian O'Fallamhain, et alii nobiles
3] et ignobiles cum eis.


(Donnchadh, son of Domhnall
4] Midhech O'Conchobhair, it was that brought Flaithbhertach
5] O'Maeldoraidh, to defend the territory of Cairpre for
6] himself.) And the bodies of those nobles were conveyed,
7] after their deaths, to Cluain-mic-Nois, and interred in
8] the sepulchre of the nobles of their ancestors.


9] O'Caellaighe, bishop of Leithghlinn, quievit.


10] papa quievit in Christo.


Tadhg O'Dalaigh, chief poet
11] of Erinn and Alba, in Christo quievit.


Sitric O'Cuinn,
12] chieftain of Muinter-Gillcán, was slain by the son of Aedh
13] O'Ferghail.


Donnsleibhe O'Gadhra mortuus est.


14] hosting by Domhnall, son of Aedh Mac Lachlainn, and
15] by the Cenel-Eoghan of Telach-óg, into Ulidia; and they
16] gained a battle over the Ulidians, and over the Uí-Tuirtre,
17] and the Feara-Lí together with Ruaidhri Mac Duinnsleibhe
18] and Cumhuighe O'Floinn.


Tomaltach O'Conchobhair
19] assumed the comarbship of Patrick, and made
20] a visitation of Cenel-Eoghain, and gave a blessing.

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21] The kalends of January on the 6th feria, the 23rd of the
22] moon; the age of the Lord eighty-two years, and a hundred,
23] and a thousand.


A hosting by Domhnall Mac Lachlainn to
24] Dún-bó in Dal-Riada, and they gave battle there to the
25] Foreigners; and the Cenel-Eoghain were defeated, and
26] Raghnall O'Breslen was slain, and Gillachrist O'Cathain,
27] et alii multi; and the Gospel of Martin was carried off
28] by the Foreigners.


Aedh O Caellaighe, bishop of Oirghiall,
29] and head of canons, quievit.


Gilla-an-Choimdedh, son of
30] Inlestar O'hAinlighe, chieftain of Cenel-Doffa, mortuus
31] est.


Domhnall O'hUallachan, chief bishop of Mumha;
32] Augustin O'Sealbhaigh, bishop of Port-Lairge; and
33] O'hAedha, bishop of Corcach, mortui sunt.


Milo de Cogan,
34] after assuming the kingship of Corcach and Des-Mumha;


1] and after plundering Ath-cliath, and Port-Lairge, and
2] Corcach; and after destroying all Erinn, both church and
3] territory, was slain by Mac Tire, king of Uí-Mac-Caille, and
4] a slaughter of Foreigners along with him, viz.:— Mac
5] Sleimne and Thomas Sugach, and Cenn-cuilinn, and
6] Remunn, and two sons of Stephen, and a great many
7] more.


A victory was gained by Ruaidhri O' Conchobhair,
8] and by Conchobhar Maenmhaighe, over Donnchadh,
9] son of Domhnall Midhech, and over O'Maeldoraidh,
10] ubi multi ceciderunt.

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11] The kalends of January on the 7th feria, the 4th of the
12] moon; the age of the Lord eighty-three years, and a hundred,
13] and a thousand.


Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, king
14] of Erinn, went on a pilgrimage to Cunga-Feichin, and left
15] his sovereignty to his son, i.e. to Conchobhar Maenmhaighe.


16] Henry, son of the Empress, king of the Saxons, mortuus
17] est.


Joseph O'hAedha, bishop of Uí-Ceinnsealaigh,
18] quievit.


Domhnall, son of Gilla-Enain, dux of Ciann-Flaithemhail,
19] occisus est.


A conflict between the Gilla-riabhach
20] O'Flaithbhertaigh and the son of O'Gairmleghaigh;
21] and O'Flaithbhertaigh was slain there, and
22] a number of the Cenel-Moain were slain there.


23] O'hEghra mortuus est.

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24] The kalends of January on the lst feria, the l5th of the
25] moon; the age of the Lord eighty-four years, and a hundred


1] and a thousand.


Art O'Maelsechlainn, king of
2] Midhe, was slain by Diarmaid O'Briain, at a meeting
3] at Druim-Chuilinn, after having come from the midst
4] of his own assembly to speak apart with the son of
5] O'Briain, and the son of O'Briain deceived him.


6] son of Ferghal O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, interfectus
7] est.


Thirty houses of the principal persons of the community
8] of Ard-Macha were plundered by the Foreigners
9] of Midhe.


Maelisa O'Cerbhaill assumed the comarbship
10] of Patrick, after it had been resigned by Tomaltach
11] O'Conchobhair.


Maelsechlainn Bec O'Maelsechlainn
12] assumed the kingship of Midhe after the death of Art.


13] castle was erected by the Foreigners at Cill-Fáir.


14] castle was destroyed there by Maelsechlainn and Conchobhar
15] Maenmhaighe O'Conchobhair, and a great multitude
16] of Foreigners along with them.


The great church of
17] Tuaim-da-ghualann fell in one day, both roof and stone.


18] The Rock of Loch-Cé was burned by lightning, i.e. the
19] very magnificent, kingly residence of Muinter-Maelruanaidh,
20] where neither goods nor people of all that were
21] there found protection; where six score, or seven score, of
22] distinguished persons were destroyed, along with fifteen
23] men of the race of kings and chieftains, with the wife of
24] Mac Diarmada, i.e. the daughter of O'hEidhin, and his
25] son's wife, i.e. the daughter of Domhnall O'Conchobhair,
26] and the daughter of O'Dubhda, and the son of Donnchadh


1] O'Maelbhrenuinn, and the son of Donn O'Mannachain,
2] and the two daughters of O'Mannachain, and Mac Maenaigh,
3] chieftain of Cenel-Builg, and the priest O'Maelbealtaine,
4] and Gillachiarain O'Connachtain, (i.e. a son of
5] chastity and lamp of piety), and a countless destruction
6] besides of good men; and every one of them who was not
7] burned was drowned in this tumultuous consternation,
8] in the entrance of the place; so that there escaped not
9] alive therefrom but Conchobhar Mac Diarmada with a
10] very small number of the multitude of his people.


11] the Friday after Shrovetide this event occurred.