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Annal 1269


1269 First of January on Tuesday and the twenty-second day of the moon, A.D. MCCLXIX. First year of the Solar Cycle; sixteenth year of the Lunar Cycle; twelfth year of the Indiction. Common year. F.


Imar O Birn, a warrior and trusted officer of Aed O Conchobair, renounced the world, leaving behind him his children and his wealth, and dedicated his life in the monastery of the Preaching-friars at Roscommon.


A new Justiciar, Hobert Suforn, arrived in Ireland from the King of England to order and settle the country. He came afterwards into Connacht and he and the Galls of Ireland built a castle at Roscommon. The cause of its building was, that Aed O Conchobair was sick of a disease at this time.


Tadc son of Niall son of Muiredach O Conchobair was most unhappily killed by one of his own kinsman's soldiers at Elphin this year. The soldier was at once put to death for the deed.


Brian son of Domnall Dub O hEgra was killed by the Galls at Sligo this year.


Ben Mide, daughter of Toirrdelbach son of Ruaidri [O Conchobair] and wife of Maelmuire Mac Suibne, rested.


Sefraid son of Domnall Clannach Mac Gilla Patraic, king of Slieve Bloom, died this year.


Patricius O Scannail, coarb of Patrick, died in Christ.


Christine, daughter of O Nechtain and wife of Diarmait Midech Mac Diarmata, fairest of form, most bounteous and just, prudent and pious of all the women of her time, and who conferred the most benefits on the Cistercian Order, died after a triumph of repentance.


Aed O Finn, master of music and minstrelsy, died.


Sligo castle was [re-]built by Mac Muiris Mac Gerailt.


Echmilid Mac Airten was killed by O hAnluain.


Domnall O Fergail and Aed his son were killed by Gilla na Naem O Fergail and the Galls this year.