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Annal LC1369


The kalends of January on Monday, and the fourteenth of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc.lxix.; ii. annus cycli lunaris; vii. annus Indictionis; xvii. annus cycli solaris.


Philip O'Raighilligh was taken prisoner by his own brethren, and put into Cloch-Locha-Uachtair; and the sovereignty was assumed in his place, by Maghnus O'Raighilligh. And a very great war occurred in the Breifne through this capture; and a great army was assembled by Annadh O'Raighilligh, i.e. the son of Richard, (viz., Mac Mathghamhna, and the rest of the Airghialla), to rescue Philip O'Raighilligh from Maghnus. And a great defeat was inflicted on Maghnus, at Blencupa, by Mac Mathghamhna and the Clann-Caba, in which were slain the three sons of Cormac O'Ferghail, viz., Seonin, Maelechlainn, and Fergus; and Fedhlimidh, son of Aedh-an-chleitín O'Conchobhair; and the two sons of Flaithbhertach Mor Mac Conrubha, viz., Donn and Brian; and Sitric-na-srona Mac-in-Maighistir.


Gerald Caemhanach, heir to the chief sovereignty of Laighen, was slain by the Black Knight.


Tighernan O'Ruairc went to take a prey in Luirg, and brought it with him;


and Aedh Og, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, was slain by O'Maeladuin of Lurg in the pursuit of the prey.


Diarmaid Lamhderg Mac Murchadha, chief king of Laighen, was a long time confined by the Foreigners of Ath-cliath, after having been taken prisoner, in treachery, by the Black Knight, and was at last torn asunder by them: the greatest deed committed in Erinn in later times.


Mathghamhain Maenmaighe O'Briain, king of Tuadh-Mumha, the best, and most illustrious Gaeidhel that was in his own time, died in his own fortress, after the victory of penitence; and Brian Og O'Briain assumed the sovereignty in his place.


O'Maelduin of Lurg was slain, in treachery, by the sons of Niall O'Domhnaill; and Philip Mac Udhir went with a great fleet, to avenge his vassal on the sons of O'Domhnaill, and Niall Og O'Domhnaill was slain by him.


Brian, son of Aedh Buidhe O'Neill, one qualified to be king of Erinn, mortuus est.


Bishop Odo O'Neill, i.e. the bishop of Oirghiall, in Christo quievit.


Richard O'Raighilligh, i.e. bishop of the Breifne, in Christo quievit.


A great defeat was given by Brian O'Briain, king of Tuadh-Mumha, in which Earl Garrett and the other great Foreigners of Mumha, were taken prisoners; and not often before did as many persons fall in one spot as fell there.


Luimnech was burned on this expedition, and they gave hostages to O'Briain; and Sida Og, son of O'Duibhidhir's daughter, assumed the wardenship of the town afterwards.


A naval expedition was made by Philip Mac Udhir to Loch-Uachtar, and Cloch-Ui-Raighilligh was taken by him; and Philip O'Raighilligh, king of Breifne, who was imprisoned therein, was taken out of it, and his own sovereignty was afterwards again given to him.

Annal LC1370


The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the twenty-fifth of the moon; M.ccc.lxx.; iii. annus cycli lunaris;


viii. annus Indictionis; xviii. cycli solaris.


Domhnall O'Neill gave lordship and hostages to Niall O'Neill. Niall gave an overthrow to Brian Mac Mathghamhna, when a great many were drowned and killed.


A great war between the Clann-Muirchertaigh and Muinter-Raighilligh in hoc anno. O'Raighilligh, and O'Ferghail, and Mac Udhir, and O'Conchobhair rose against the Clann-Muirchertaigh, who were driven into Muinter-Eolais through the power of these kings; and they went from thence unto Mac William Burk; and Mac Tighernain went along with them.


The sons of Aedh Mac Cathmhail killed Gilla-Patraic Mac Cathmhail, king-chieftain of Cenel-Feradhaigh, per dolum, and Cu-Uladh Mac Cathmhail, and his son, and his wife, i.e. the danghter of Maghnus Mac Mathghamhna. His brother Murchadh was appointed afterwards in his place.


Muirchertach Sinnach, rex of Feara-Tethbha, quievit on the 19th of February.


Cathal O'Conchobhair, royal heir of Ui-Failghe, and Muirchertach O'Mordha fell on a foray by the Foreigners of Laighen.

Annal LC1371


The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the sixth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxi.; quartus annus cycli lunaris; ix. annus Indictionis; xix. cycli solaris.


Ferghal Mac Cochlan died whilst in the hands of O'Cennedigh in hoc anno.


Ferghal Mac Eochagain quievit on the 5th of the ides of September.


Murchadh O'Madadhain, general patron of the men of Erinn, was killed by one shot of an arrow in hoc anno.


Tadhg Og, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair; was slain in treachery by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, with his own hands, in the castle of Sligech, after having been a long time confined in chains, by him; and not often before had a worse homicide been committed in Erinn than this.


Donnchadh O'Birn quievit.


Brian O'Cennedigh, king of Ur-Mumha, was slain by Foreigners.


The Archbishop of Tuaim, head of the bounty of Erinn, in Christo quievit.


Annal LC1372


The kalends of January on Thursday, and the seventeenth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxii.; v. anno cycli lunaris; x. anno Indictionis; xx. anno cycli solaris.


Brian Mor Mac Mathghamhna, chief king of Orghiall, the man who slew most of Foreigners and Gaeidhel in his own time in Erinn, fell by a gallowglass of his own people, in treachery, in hoc anno.


John Mor O'Dubhagain, a most eminent historian, and ollamh of Ui-Maine, died in hoc anno.


Muirchertach Muimhnech, son of Muirchertach Mor Mac Eochagain, chieftain of Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, quievit on the kalends of October.


William, the son of Ulick, head of the gaiety of all Erinn, quievit.


William Og O'Cellaigh, royal heir of Ui-Maine, quievit.

Annal LC1373


The kalends of January on Saturday, and the twenty-eighth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxiii.; vi. anno cycli lunaris; xi. anno Indictionis; xxi. anno cycli solaris.


An incursion was made by the Foreigners of Midhe into the Anghaile, and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal O'Ferghail, and his son, were slain by them, and several of their people along with them. And Donnchadh O'Ferghail pursued them, and many of them were slain by him; but he himself was ultimately killed by one shot of an arrow.


William Dalton, the sheriff of Midhe, was slain by the Cenel-Fiachaidh, and by O'Maelechlainn.


Adam O'Cianan, an eminent historian, died a canon at Lis-gabhail. Mac-an-persun Mac Feorais was killed by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh O'Conchobhair, with one stroke of a sword, in Conmaicne-Duna-moir, after they Mac Feorais's people had acted treacherously towards him, whilst coming from Conmaicne-Cuile; and he himself escaped through the power of his strong arm, but severely wounded. And Andrias Mac Cinaith was killed by them, after having been delivered to them by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, as a hostage from whom they might obtain their


own award.


Barrdubh, daughter of O'Ruairc, wife of Domhnall Mac Tighernain, quievit.


Very great wind in hoc anno, by which several churches were broken down.

Annal LC1374


The kalends of January on Sunday, and the ninth of the moon; M.ccc.lxx.quarto; vii. anno cycli lunaris; xii. anno Indictionis; xxii. anno cycli solaris.


Senicin Savage was slain by Mac Aenghusa.


Domhnall Og O'Dochartaigh died in hoc anno.


Cuchocriche Og Mac Eochagain, dux of Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, was slain in treachery, in the company of the Bishop Faltach, by the hand of the Sinnach Mac Merain, on the sixth of the kalends of September; and the Sinnach himself was afterwards drawn, and cut to pieces.


Tibbot Burk, heir of Mac William, was slain by the Ui-Maine.


Tighernan, son of Brian Mac Tighernain, a good son of a chieftain, quievit.


A great victory by Niall O'Neill over Foreigners, in which the knight Roche, and Bocsa-na-Cairrge, and the Sandal, and the Burk, and William of Baile-dalad, head of the inhospitality of Erinn, were slain.


Maelechlainn, son of Diarmaid O'Ferghail, mortuus est.


Tadhg Og Mac Raghnaill mortuus est.


Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ruadh O'Conchobhair, a good son of a king, died in hoc anno.

Annal LC1375


The kalends of January on Monday, and the twentieth of the moon; M.ccc.lxx.v; viii. anno cycli lunaris; xiii. anno Indictionis; xxiii. anno cycli solaris.


Mathghamhain, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, quievit.


The castle of Ros-Comain was given by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh O'Conchobhair to Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, and Baile-in-tobair was obtained from him, besides several other


considerations not enumerated here.


Mac Artan, chieftain of Cenel-Faghartaigh, was slain, in treachery, by the son of Gilla-Ternain.


A great defeat was given to the Foreigners of Dun-da-lethglas, in which Sir James of Baile-atha-tidh, the king of the Saxon's Deputy, and Burk of Camlinn, et alii multi, were slain.


Cu-Uladh Mac Mathghamhna died of the opening of a vein.


Art Mac Udhir quievit.


Donnchadh Caemhanach Mac Murchadha, king of Laighen, was slain by Foreigners in treachery.


Diarmaid Mac Raghnaill went on an expedition against Cormac O'Birn; and Donnchadh, son of Conchobhar-an-chopain, was slain there, and many other persons; and they brought great spoils with them.


The two sons of Mac Tighernain, viz., Cairbre and Eoghan, went on an expedition against the Foreigners; and a man of their own people betrayed them, and sold them to the Foreigners for the sake of wealth; and the Foreigners assembled around them, and five and twenty were slain there, and beheaded, along with the two sons of Mac Tighernain.


Sir Edmond Albanach, i.e. Mac William Burk, mortuus est after the triumph of penance and unction; and his son, i.e. Thomas, was appointed in his place.


Maelechlainn O'Domhnallain, a good poet, died of the filun.


Cathal, son of Cathal Og of the Clann-Rickard, mortuus est


Mac Feorais of Ath-na-righ mortuus est.


Oscur, son of Art Mac Udhir, was slain by the sons of Donnchadh Mac Udhir.


Jeffrey, son of Gilla-na-naemh O'Ferghail, a good heir to the chieftaincy of the Anghaile, in Christo quievit.

Annal LC1376


The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the first of the moon; M.ccc.lxxvi.; ix, .anno cycli lunaris; xiiii.


Indictionis; xxiiii. anno cycli solaris.


Tadhg O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, mortuus est, and Tighernan O'Ruairc assumed the sovereignty after him.


Donnchadh Mac Firbisigh quievit.


Cuaifne O'Conchobhair Failghe, a very good son of a king, quievit.


Ruarcan O'hAdhmaill, O'hAnluains ollamh, quievit.


John O'Ruanadha, Mac Aenghusa's ollamh, quievit.


Maelechlainn O'Maelmhena, O'Cathain's ollamh, mortuus est.


Aedh O'Tuathail, king of Ui-Mail, was killed by Foreigners in hoc anno.


Dalbhach, son of Maelechlainn O'Brain, a very good son of a king, was wounded by his own spur, and died in consequence.


Conchobhar O'Bechan, an eminent historian, quievit.


Cellach Mac Cruitin, chief historian of Tuadh-Mumha, quievit.


Robert O'Ferghail quievit.


Bebhinn, daughter of Domhnall O'Duinn, wife of O'Dimusaigh, quievit.


Aedh, son of John O'Ferghail, mortuus est.

Annal LC1377


The kalends of January on Thursday, and the twelfth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxvii.; x. anno cycli lunaris; xv. Indictionis; xxv. anno cycli solaris.


Walter, son of Sir David Burk, mortuus est.


Jeffrey O'Flannagain, chieftain of Clann-Cathail, mortuus est.


A defeat was given by Mac Conmara, i.e. Cumara, and by the rest of the Clann-Cuilen, to the Clann-Rickard, in which Tibbot, son of Ulick, head of the great band of kerns, and the three sons of O'hEdhin, were slain; and several of the chiefs of the Clann-Rickard were also slain or taken prisoners there.


Brian O'Flaithbhertaigh mortuus est.


John O'Rodachan, comarb of Caillin, the sage of Erinn, mortuus est.


The Bishop O'Cellaigh, bishop of Cluain-ferta-Brenainn, quievit.


A great war between Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair and Mac Diarmada, and Magh-Luirg was burned, both buildings and corn, and people were killed


between them; and peace was ultimately concluded between them; and great conditions were obtained by Mac Diarmada for his injuries, in consideration of peace.


The battle of Ros-Comain was gained by Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair over Mac William Burk, and over Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, in which were slain Richard Burk, and Domhnall, son of Cathal Og and Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg O'Cellaigh; and O'Mainnin, an eminently generous and humane man; and Mac Dubhgaill Galloglach, and the son of Niall Cam; et alii multi nobiles et ignobiles.


Edward, king of the Saxons, quievit in Christo.


Donnchadh, son of William Alainn O'Cerbhaill, king of Eli, quievit.


Diarmaid Losc Mac Branan, dux of Corca-Achlann, quievit in Rome.


Fachtna, son of David O'Mordha, royal heir of Laighis, quievit.


The castle of Lis-ard-abhla was built by John O'Ferghail in hoc anno.


The monastery of Es-Ruaidh was burned in hoc anno.


Godfrey, son of Annadh O'Raighilligh, occisus est by the Clann-in-Chaich.


The Dean Mac Morrissy in Christo quievit.

Annal LC1378


The kalends of January on Friday, and the twenty-third of the moon; M.ccc.lxxviii.; xi. anno cycli lunaris; primus annus Indictionis; xxvi. anno cycli solaris.


Toirdhelbhach Mac Suibhne, high constable of Connacht, died. [gap: defective MS/extent: to year 1384]


Annal LC1384

Text resumes 1384


John Mac Gillachoisceli, master, erenagh, and parson of Airech-Brosca, died.


Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, died of the same plague on the night of the festival of Catherine the Virgin, in the winter, after spending sixteen years and a quarter in the full sovereignty of Connacht, as the poet, i.e. Mailin O'Maelchonaire, testifies in the poem of the Renn Righraidhe.

    1. Ruaidhri the royal obtained the reins
      For sixteen years and a quarter,
      On Cruachan Ai, without contention—
      The battle-fierce son of Toirdhelbhach.
Two kings were afterwards appointed in his place, viz., Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, son of Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh, was made king by Mac Diarmada, and by the Clann-Muirchertaigh-Muimhnigh, and by the chieftains of Connacht also, viz., tlie chieftains of Síl-Muiredhaigh; and Toirdhelbhach Og, son of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach, was made king by O'Cellaigh, and by the Clann-Rickard, and by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and the Clann-Donnchaidh. And a general war subsequently broke out in all Connacht; and they committed numerous injuries, and indescribable burnings and plunders, after that.


Philip O'Raighilligh quievit.


Meyler Burk was killed by a fall.


Eoghan O'Maille, and Cormac O'Maille, et alii multi, were slain by Muinter-Flaithbhertaigh.


David Burk quievit.


Maelmordha O'Duibhgennain quievit.


Paul Mac Tethechan, comarb of Cluain, in Christo quievit.


William, son of Sir Edmond Burk, quievit.


Jeffrey O'Ferghaill




Mac Raghnaill Dubh, i.e. Diarmaid, son of Maelechlainn, the noble chieftain, eminent for bounty and prowess, was slain per dolum by the sons of Raghnall Mac Raghnaill, in the doorway of Richard Mac Raghnaill's house.


Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, king of Ui-Failghe, died a senior.


Tomaltach Mac [D]orchaidh, dux of Cenel-Luachain, was killed by his own knife while he was shoeing a horse.


Cuchonnacht O'Ferghail, lord of Magh-Tregha, quievit.


Donnchadh O'Dubhda quievit.


Aedh O'Cellaigh and Feradach O'Cellaigh died of the plague in the same week.


Ualgharg O'Ruairc, heir to the sovereignty of the Breifne, was drowned on Loch-Gamhna.


Domhnall, son of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, quievit.


Richard, the son of Maidiuc, son of Tomin Barrett, renowned general patron of the learned of Erinn, died after the victory of penitence.


Augustin O'Duibhgennain, chief historian of Conmaicne, quievit.


John Burk died of the plague in hoc anno.

Annal LC1385


The kalends of January on Sunday, and the tenth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxv.; xviii. anno cycli lunaris; octavo anno Indictionis; v. anno cycli solaris.


Art, son of Art Mor O'Maelechlainn, quievit the day before the kalends of May.


A hosting by Mac Donnchaidh and O'Ruairc, with their force of gallowglasses, into Magh-Luirg when Mac Diarmada's fortress, and the entire district, were burned by them; and the son of John O'hEghra was slain whilst in pursuit of the army, and his other brother was taken prisoner.


An attack was made by the grandsons of Fedhlimidh on Mac Oirechtaigh, and the town was burned by them, and people were slain there; and Mac Oirechtaigh was afterwards taken prisoner by them.


David, son of Edmond, son of Hubert, was taken prisoner by Aedh O'Conchobhair; and he died in Baile-in-tobair in this captivity.


An incursion


was made by Fedhlimidh Cleirech O'Conchobhair, and by Conchobhar Og Mac Diarmada, into Tir-Oililla; but many forewarnings had preceded them, and a force was in readiness to meet them; and they made an attack, and the kerns and cavalry of the watching party responded to them whilst they were killing cows and people; and Cathal Cairbrech Mac Donnchaidh was slain there; and Conchobhar Mac Diarmada was taken prisoner, and Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair was wounded there.


Another incursion was made by Muirchertach, son of Cathal, Cormac, son of Ruaidhri, Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and Cathal Mac Diarmada, against Mac Raghnaill Ruadh and Aedh O'Conchobhair, who were both captured and taken to the Rock of Loch-Cé to be imprisoned.


Cathal O'Ferghail, the good material of a chieftain of the Anghaile, quievit.


Cumhuighe O'Cathain, king of Oirecht-Ui-Chathain, quievit at the summit of renown.


A great incursion was made by O'Conchobhair Ruadh, Mac Diarmada, the Clann-Muirchertaigh, and the chieftains of Connacht, against the son of Edmond O'Cellaigh, and the son of Edmond's town was burned by them, and much was destroyed by them; and William Buidhe O'Nechtain was slain by them.


The men of Breifne and Tir-Oilella went to meet O'Conchobhar Donn; and Corca-Achlann was burned by them, and its cornfields were all cut down.


Tir-Fiachrach was burned by Mac William Burk, who went from thence to Sligech; and Cairbre also was burned by them, and Sligech; and Maideg Mael was killed in his company, and prisoners were taken about him.


Tir-Amhalgaidh was burned by Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach; and men were slain, and captives were carried off by him,


and great spoils.


A great victory by Murchadh O'Conchobhair, king of Ui-Failghe, and by the Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, over the Foreigners of Midhe, at Tochar-Cruachan-Bri-Ele, in which were slain the Chambers and his son, and the Nugent of Midhe, et alii multi nobiles et ignobiles.


Tanaidhe O'Maelchonaire, chief professor of the race of Muiredhach Muillethan in history and poetry, and the person who was most powerful in his own art in Erinn in his own time, died in his own house, after the victory of unction and penitence, about Lammas, and was interred in Cluain-Coirpthe.


John, son of Eoghan Mac Gilla-Petair, was slain by Cathal O'Conchobhair, in an assault, in Baile-Ui-Domhnallain. Peace was afterwards made by the Connachtmen, and Síl-Muiredhaigh was divided into two parts between those two O'Conchobhairs; and Aedh O'Conchobhair and Conchobhar Mac Diarmada were set at liberty.


Derbhorgaill, daughter of Cathal Og, wife of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, quievit in childbirth.


Benmidhe, daughter of Mac Mathghamhna, wife of O'Neill, quievit.

Annal LC1386


The kalends of January on Monday, and the twenty-first of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxvi.; xix. anno cycli lunaris; ix. anno Indictionis; vi. anno cycli solaris.


Aine, daughter of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, uxor of Tighernan O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, the choicest of the women of Leth-Chuinn, died in Tuaim-Senchaidh at Loch-Finnmhaighe, and was afterwards buried in Sligech.


Cairbre, son of Brian, son of Murchadh O'Ferghail, lord of Caladh-na-hAnghaile, mortuus est.


Niall, son of Cucocriche Og Mac Eochagain, was killed by the Daltons on the seventeenth of the kalends of May; and this man was well


fitted to be chieftain over his own country.


Maghnus, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, was slain by the same people.


O'Conchobhair Ruadh, together with all the Connachtmen he got to join him, went to assist Mac William Burk against Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach, and the Clann-Donnchaidh; and they carried off great preys from Tir-Fiachrach-Muaidhe. And they went afterwards into the territory of Clann-Rickard on a predatory incursion, when they were overtaken by an innumerable army, including O'Briain and Mac William of Clann-Rickard. O'Conchobhair Ruadh turned upon them, and routed them; and Conchobhar, son of Tadhg, son of Conchobhar O'Briain, was slain there, et alii multi.

Annal LC1387


The kalends of January on Tuesday, the second of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxvii; primus annus cycli lunaris; x. Indictionis; vii. annus cycli solaris.


Sadhbh, daughter of Aedh O'Neill, wife of the son of John Bisset, and the best woman of the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages, in Christo quievit.


Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Richard Og, quievit.


Ruaidhri O'Cianain, chief historian of Oirghiall, mortuus est.


Conchobhar, son of Brian Carrach O'Neill, was killed by the people of the Srat-baile.


William, the son of Diarmaid Mac Raghnaill, heir to the chieftaincy of Muinter-Eolais, was killed by Muinter-Birn.

Annal LC1388


The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the thirteenth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxviii.


Cormac Mac Donnchaidh, lord of Tir-Oilella, went on a nocturnal foray into Magh-Luirg, and captured great preys, which he put into a place of security; and O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and the grandsons of Fedhlimidh, and the sons of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and the sons of Aedh Mac Diarmada, (viz., Cathal and Cormac), and several of the people of the district besides, followed him in pursuit of


the preys; and Cormac placed himself in the rere of his own people, and would not accept quarter from them, so that it was necessary ultimately to kill him; and Conchobhar Mac Donnchaidh, and Murchadh son of Cormac Mac Donnchaidh, and Mac Diarmada Ruadh, were taken prisoners there. And there was no greater "feat of a king's son" committed in all Erinn than this. And O'Conchobhair Ruadh followed them down beyond the mountain, and the Clann-Donnchadh fled towards Cul-Maile and the lower part of Tir-Oilella.


Muirchertach, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, attacked O'Domhnaill's camp in the monastery of Es-Ruaidh, and killed many persons there, including the sons of O'Baighill, and O'Gallchubhair with his brothers. Horses and men were carried off by him; and Mac Suibhne and his son were taken prisoners there.


John Ruadh O'Tuathail, king of Ui-Muiredhaigh, pillar of the bounty and prowess of Erinn in his own time, was killed by a clown in his own house; and the clown himself was afterwards killed by him.


Sigraidh O'Cuirnin, and Cairbre O'Cuirnin, were slain by the Foreigners of Laighen.


Great depredations were committed by O'Conchubhair Ruadh upon O'Conchobhair Donn; and a great general war broke out in all Connacht through this.


Cucocriche O'Maelmhuaidh, king of Feara-Cell, quievit in septimo kalendas Martii.


Commencement of a war between O'Ruairc and the Clann-Donnchaidh in hoc anno.

Annal LC1389


The kalends of January on Friday, and the twenty-


fourth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxix.; iii. anno cycli lunaris; [xii.] anno Indictionis; ix. anno cycli solaris.


O'Ruairc subsequently brought the sons of Cathal Og to him, and the war grew fierce after that. Eoghan O'Ruairc and the sons of Cathal Og went to Caislen-in-nuabhair, when the cavalry of Muinter-hElidhe opposed them, and made an attack on them; and the son of O'hElidhe was killed by them, together with Maghnus O'hElidhe. Muinter-hElidhe were plundered by O'Ruairc, and by the sons of Cathal Og. Muirchertach O'hElidhe was slain in this war. Maghnus O'Ruairc was taken prisoner, per dolum, by Cormac O'Ferghail. Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc, and by Domhnall son of Muirchertach, and by the Clann-Donnchaidh, respectively.


Another peace was concluded by the Clann-Donnchaidh and Mac Diarmada. Conchobhar Mac Donnchaidh, and Murchadh son of Cormac, were afterwards liberated.


Maelechlainn Cam O'Lochlainn, king of Corcumruaidh, was killed by his own brothers in treachery.


Cathal Mac Diarmada was taken prisoner by Mac Donnchaidh; and Cathal's leg was broken; and he was liberated in exchange for another, in pursuance of that peace.


Maurice Mael O'Conchobhair Failghe was killed by a shot of an arrow, by a man of the Ui-Cellaigh of Legh.


The son of Niall O'Ruairc quievit.


Muinter-Duirnin were plundered by the son of Henry O'Neill, on Montech-Maighe-Heni, in hoc anno.


Tir-Conaill was plundered by Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach. Raghnall Mac Ruairc, chief of Tellach-Conmusa, quievit in Christo.


Brian, son of Domhnaill Og O'Ruairc, was slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh.


Niall Og O'Neill was taken prisoner by the Foreigners in hoc anno.


Annal LC1390


The kalends of January on Saturday, and the sixth of the moon; M.ccc.xc.; iiii. anno cycli lunaris; xiii. anno Indictionis; x. anno cycli solaris.


A great war between O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh; and the people of Anghaile, and Muinter-Eolais, the Tellach-Dunchadha, and the Clann-Muirchertaigh come to join in that war, under the direction of Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach, and of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh.


Maghnus O'Ruairc, who had been imprisoned by O'Raighilligh in Cloch-Locha-uachtair, escaped from it and went to the castle of Loch-in-scuir; but the Clann-Muirchertaigh obtained secret intelligence of this, and he was slain by them when coming out of his cot.


Brian, son of Wiiliam Mac Branan, occisus est five nights before Allhallowtide.


Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh, and O'Raighilligh obtained liberal rewards froin O'Ruairc in consideration of O'Raighilligh forsaking and banishing his O'Ruairc's enemies and adversaries; and Eoghan O'Ruairc and the son of Cathal Riabhach, were given as pledges for the payment of these rewards.


The Clann-Muirchertaigh and Tellach-Dunchadha emigrated in despite of Muinter-Ruairc, towards Fidh-na-finnoige, Sliabh-Corran, and Cenel-Luachain; and O'Ruairc obtained inteligence of this whilst he was in Glenn-Gaibhle; and he brought his bands to the upper part of Cenel-Luachain; and a brave, destructive assault was made by O'Ruairc on these royal divisions, who were routed; and the killing of their flocks continuted from Bel-atha-doire-Dubhthaigh to the summit of the Breifnian hills.


Thomas, son of Mathghamhain O'Raighilligh, quievit in the succeeding harvest.


Ferghal O'hEghra, king of Luighne, mortuus est.


John O'Raighilligh was


made king. The castle of Cill-Barrfhinne was demolished by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach.


Brian Mac Aedhagain, chief brehon of the Breifne, mortuus est.


John Oifistel Mac Aedhagain, the best man of his own position in his time, was slain four nights before Christmas; and it is not known who killed him.


Diarmaid Mac Carmaic occisus est.


Duibhginn O'Duibhgennan, ollamh of Conmaicne in history, quievit.

Annal LC1391


The kalends of January on Sunday, and the sixteenth of the moon; M.ccc.xc. primo; v. anno cycli lunaris; xiiii. Indictionis; xi. cycli solaris.


Diarmaid, son of Donnchadh, son of Muirchertach Mor Mac Eochagain, dux of Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, quievit the day before the ides of January.


Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh, and O'Ruairc went to Druim-lethan to meet O'Raighilligh, with a few of his own household; and sixty-five of the Clann-Muirchertaigh went before him on a pass; and O'Ruairc advanced towards the pass, and John Mór, grandson of the ban-fidhighe, met O'Ruairc with a lance thrust, and O'Ruairc proceeded to attend and meet him, and readily, quickly, killed him with one lance thrust; and he delivered another thrust to Donnchadh, son of Aedh-an-cletigh, whom he also killed; and Thomas O'Gaithin was likewise slain by him; and he himself departed safely with his people, bravely, enriched with spoils, after slaying four of the band.


Domhnall Mac Carthaigh, king of Des-Mumha, died after penitence.


Mac Gilla-Muire, king of Ui-nErca-Chein, occisus est a suis.


O'hAnluain, king of the Oirthera,


was slain per dolum by his own kinsmen.


Tadhg, son of Gilla-Coluim O'hUiginn, a worthy doctor in poetry and humanity, and Bebinn, daughter of O'Maelconaire, died after great penitence.

Annal LC1392


The kalends of January on Monday, and the twenty-seventh of the moon; M.ccc.xcii.; sexto anno cycli lunaris; xv. anno Indictionis; xii. anno cycli solaris.


The archbishop of Connacht, i.e. Gregory O'Mochain, an eminently pious, clerical man, quievit in Christo.


Henry, surnamed Amhreidh, per antiphrasim, son of Niall Mór O'Neill, royal heir of Erinn de jure, and who would have been king of Uladh, without doubt, if he had lived; and the greatest man for bestowing rewards, gifts and presents, that came of the race of Niall, son of Eochaidh Muighmedhoin, and at other times the most wonderful and famous man for hospitality, mortuus est in bono fine, about the festival of Brenainn.


The countess of Des-Mumha, i.e. the daughter of the Earl of Ur-Mumha, a charitable, bountiful woman, quievit.


Donnchadh O'Dimusaigh quievit.


A great hosting by O'Conchobhair Donn, accompanied by the greater part of Connacht, into Ui-Maine, and the country was burned by them. And Cathal, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, was negligently left in the rear of the army, and was taken prisoner by O'Conchobhair Ruadh; and some others of them were slain.


Domhnall, son of Henry O'Neill, was taken prisoner by Toirdhelbhach O'Domhnaill, who on the same day committed great depredations and ravages upon the son of Henry.


A great hosting by Niall O'Neill against the Foreigners of the Srat-baile, and Seffin White was slain there on that occasion.


Toirdhelbhach Mac Briain of Ui-Cuanach mortuus est.


Finnghuala, daughter of Maghnus, the son of Cathal O'Conchobhair, quievit.


Ruaidhri, son of Donnchadh O'Cerbhaill, royal


heir of Eli, quievit.


Etain, daughter of Jeffrey O'Flannagain, uxor of William Mac Branan, quievit about the festival of the Cross.

Annal LC1393


The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the eighth of the moon; M.ccc.xciii; vii. cycli lunaris; i. anno Indictionis; xiii. anno cycli solaris.


Aedh, son of Conchobhar Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, a man full of all good, died after the triumph of penitence; and his son, i.e. Cathal Mac Diarmada, was afterwards drowned in Loch-Doire.


Edmond, son of Maelechlainn Mac Raghnaill, intended chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, mortuus est.


Maelruanaidh, son of Ferghal Mac Diarmada, was made king over Magh-Luirg by the power of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh; and an incursion was made by the sons of Aedh Mac Diarmada to Cluain-O'Coinden, in the callow of Loch-Techet, against Mac Diarmada; and they attacked each other, when the sons of Aedh were routed, and Tomaltach Dubh Mac Diarmada was slain; and Conchobhar Mac Diarmada and his brother Ruaidhri, were taken prisoners there; and Ferghal, son of Donnchadh Riabhach, was taken prisoner there, and escaped afterwards; and several others were taken prisoners there.


Brian O'Cellaigh, royal heir of Ui-Maine, mortuus est in the same spring.


Ferghal Mac Samhradhain, dux of Tellach-Echach, (and a man who was equally praised by the poets and satirists of Erinn), died between Easter and May-day.


John, son of Jeffrey O'Raighilligh, bishop of the Breifne, in Christo quievit.


A peace was concluded by the people of Magh-Luirg, in this summer, regarding the division of land and the mutual release of hostages.


Raghnailt, daughter of the son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, quievit


Dubhdara O'Maille mortuus est




O'hEghra, intended king of Luighne, quievit.


The son of Edmond O'Cellaigh quievit.


Maurice Cam, son of Ruaidhri Mac Eochagain, mortuus est in November; and Brian, son of Williaim Og Mac Eochagain, mortuus est; in vi. nonas Octobris quievit.


Etain daughter of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, wife of Brian, son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh; Domhnall and Edmond, two sons of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh; and Diarmaid O'Flannagain, heir to the lordship of Tuath-ratha, died.


The monastery of Cill-achaidh in the bishopric of Cill-dara was built for the Brothers of Saint Francis by O'Conchobhair Failghe.[gap: defective MS/extent: to 1398]