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Annal 1259


1259 First of January on Wednesday and the second day of the moon. Nineteenth year of the Solar Cycle; sixth year of the Decemnovennial Cycle; second year of the Indiction. MCCLIX. Embolismal year. E.


Tomaltach son of Toirrdelbach son of Maelsechlainn O Conchobair arrived from Rome, having been consecrated Bishop in the Papal Court, bringing a pallium for himself and great profit for the Church at large.


Cormac O Luimlin, Bishop of Clonfert and one of the most learned men of Ireland, died in sanctified old age.


Aed O Conchobair gave the place of Amlaib son of Art [O Ruairc] to Art Bec son of Art O Ruairc.


Art son of Cathal Riabach O Ruairc was taken prisoner by Aed O Conchobair.



Aed O Conchobair went to Derry to marry the daughter of Dubgall Mac Somurli, and eight score warriors came with them.


Cathal Mac Consnama, chieftain of the Muinter Cinaith, was blinded by Aed O Conchobair; and the hostages of Domnall O Ruairc, namely Niall son of Donnchad and Brian son of Niall, were blinded by him in the same year.


A meeting between Aed O Conchobair and Brian O Neill was held at Devenish on Loch Erne, when peace was made with Aed for Domnall O Ruairc and the kingship of Brefne given [back] to him.


Taichlech Mac Diarmata died.


Milid Mac Goisdelb died.


Aed O Conchobair captured Gillibert Mac Goisdelb and plundered all Sliab Luga. Gillibert's three sons were taken in custody in his stead and he himself was released.


Aed O Conchobair captured Flann Ruad O Flainn, chieftain of the Sil Mailruain, and Donnchad O Flainn, and he plundered the whole of Sil Mailruain.


Sigraid O Baigill was killed by his own brother this year.


Tadc O Briain, eligible prince of Munster, died.


In Gilla Cam (the Crooked Lad) Mac Gilla Chiarain, a distinguished poet and scholar, rested in Christ.