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Annal 1289


1289 First of January on Saturday and the second day of the moon, A.D. MCCLXXXIX. Twenty-first year of the Solar Cycle; seventeenth year of the Lunar Cycle; second year of the Indiction. Embolismal year. B.


Tadc O Flannacain, chieftain of the Clann Chathail, rested.


Matha O Scingin, ollav of Cenel Conaill, died.


The Bishop of Conmaicne, the foreign bishop—Miles was his name—rested.


Simon O Finnachta, Archdeacon of Elphin, [rested].


Richard Diuit, with the Galls of Meath and Magnus O Conchobair, king of Connacht, marched out against O Mailsechlainn and all the men of Meath. But they were defeated and Richard Diuit, the noblest baron of the Galls who was in Ireland at that time, was killed, and his kinsmen with him; and Siacus son of Bishop O Cellaig was also killed.


Fiachra O Flainn, chieftain of the Sil Mailruain, the best of all the Connacht chieftains for clemency and fidelity and safeguard, for generosity and valour, went to make an alliance by marriage with the Gaill and was treacherously killed by the son of Ricard Finn son of William Burke and by Mac Feorais.


Mac Muiris and Mac Feorais took the field against Calbach Mor O Conchobair and the rest of the Leinster princes and were heavily defeated. Mailer d'Exeter and many other Galls were slain and a great number of their horses were taken from them.