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Annal 1307


1307 First of January on Sunday and the twentieth day of the moon, A.D. MCCCVII. Eleventh year of the Solar Cycle; sixteenth year of the Lunar Cycle; fifth year of the Indiction. Common year. A.


Donnchad Muimnech O Cellaig, king of the Ui Maine, renowned at large throughout Ireland for bestowing food, clothing, gold and cattle, died after a victory over the world and the Devil. His son Tadc O Cellaig, died after him.


Luirint O Lachtnain, Abbot of Assaroe, sometime Abbot of Boyle and then Abbot of Knockmoy and lastly Bishop of Kilmacduagh, rested in Christ.


Conchobar son of Fiachra O Flainn, the best young man of all Connacht of his time for warring against the Galls and ravaging them, died and was buried with his brother in the monastery of Boyle, with reverence and honour.


Aughrim was burned by some of the Ui Maine, its own princes.


All the Galls of Roscommon were killed by Donnchad Muimnech O Cellaig a little while before his death, at Ahascragh. Here fell Philip Munter and Seoan Munter and Matthew


Driu, and eighty others were killed or captured. The Sheriff of Roscommon, and Diarmait Gall Mac Diarmata and Cormac Mac Ceithernaig were taken prisoner; their followers were released and after a time they were themselves released, and afterwards they made peace because the town had been burned by Edmund Butler.


Edward Mor, King of England, Wales and Scotland, Duke of Burgundy and lord of Ireland, rested in Christ in the thirty-fifth year of his reign and the sixty-sixth of his life.


The crown of the King of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland was afterwards given to Edward son of Edward.


Donnchad O Flannacain, Abbot of Boyle for five years and Bishop of Elphin for three and a half years, the pious and loving universal guardian of all Western Europe, one who never refused poet or exile, who was never put to shame by any in the matter of food or treasure, mainstay of safeguard and dignity throughout the province, one full of wit and wisdom in upholding every cause he undertook to plead, a charitable good-hearted man, fair and friendly, courteous and eloquent, gentle, child-like, chaste, rested in Christ after a victory of Unction and Penance and suffering for the space of five months, on the twenty-second day of June.


Domnall son of Tadc son of Brian son of Andrias son of Brian Luignech son of Toirrdelbach Mor O Conchobair, tanist of all Connacht and the eligible prince who was most wealthy and prosperous, most generous and valorous, most honourable and lordly and possessed of the most land of any in Connacht, his, territory extending from the Curlieu Hills to Caeluisce, was killed in a skirmish by Aed Brefnech son of Cathal Ruad O Conchobair. He was wounded by Diarmait son of Simon of the Strand; and God received him, for he was alive that night and a priest came to him with the Body of Christ and Unction, and he died early next day. He was then taken to the Curlieu Hills, and never in that age was there brought with any corpse so many droves and flocks and cattle and companies of horse and foot and mercenaries as were brought with him to his burial;


and he was then interred in the monastery of Boyle with reverence and honour.


Tadc son of Maelsechlainn son of Donnchad son of Domnall son of Magnus son of Toirrdelbach Mor O Conchobair was killed by Cathal son of Domnall son of Tadc O Conchobair.


Carolus son of Liathanach O Conchobair, Abbot of the Trinity, Loch Key, was elected on the one part to the bishopric of Elphin; his bishop's orders were conferred on him by the choir of Armagh and he enjoyed the benefits of the see for three and a half years. But on the other part Master Malachi Mag Caedal was elected through the influence of Uilliam Mac Feorais, Archbishop of Connacht; he went to Rome and was there for three years, returning at last as Bishop.


Uilliam Mac Feorais, Archbishop of Connacht, went to Rome this year.


Maelsechlainn O Gairmlegaig, high-chieftain of the Cenel Moain, died.


Magnus Mag Oirechtaig rested.


Diarmait son of Donnchad Riabach was killed by Maelruanaig Mac Diarmata.


Cathal son of Magnus [O Conchobair?] was killed by Cathal son of Domnall son of Tadc O Conchobair.


Tadc son of Brian son of Andrias son of Brian Luignech son of Toirrdelbach Mor went on pilgrimage to the monastery of Boyle in the robe of a monk [and died after a sickness] of one day, having triumphed over the world and the Devil.


Ailbi daughter of Tadc O Conchobair died.


The Clan Murtagh came into Mag Cetne and burned the corn-crops of Carbury, and much of those of Ui Ailella and Coran. On this expedition the son of Magnus, that is Tadc, was killed.


Amlaib son of Art son of Cathal O Ruairc, king of Brefne was killed by the son of Fergal Garb Mag Samradain.