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Annal 1317


1317 First of January on Saturday and the tenth day of the moon, A.D. MCCCXVII. Seventh year of the Lunar Cycle; fifteenth year of the Indiction; twenty-first year of the Solar Cycle. Common year. B.


Toirrdelbach son of Aed son of Eogain was made king by the men of Connacht this year.


Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, came to Ireland bringing many gallowglasses with him to help his brother Edward, and to expel the Galls from Ireland.


Mailir d'Exeter, Lord of Ballylahan, was killed by Cathal son of Domnall O Conchobar and by Domnall son of Tadc son of Domnall Irruis O Conchobair, on the bank of the Methen(?) in Drumcliff, and fourteen others with them.


The castle of Ballymote was destroyed this year.


Donnchad O Briain, king of Munster, was killed.


Maelsechlainn Carrach Mac Diarmata, eligible prince of Moylurg, and Magnus O Flannacain, eligible chieftain of the Clann Chathail, were killed by Gilbert Mac Gosdelb and Conchobar O Conchobair, son of the Coarb of Coman, and many others.



Defeat of Mac Ruaidri and the men of Brefne at Kilmore. Seven score gallowglasses of the followers of Mac Ruaidri were killed there, and two sons of Aed Brefnech O Conchobair were captured; Donnchad son of Niall O Ruairc, Conchobar Buide Mag Tigernain, chieftain of Tullyhunco, Mathgamain Mag Tigernain, Gilla Ruad son of the Erenagh Mag Tigernain, Nicol son of the Master and many others of their kin were also killed.


Mael Isa Ruad Mac Aedacain, a master Brehon in the ancient law, died.


Ragnall Mag Ragnaill, chieftain of the Muinter Eolais, was captured by his own Council in treachery; and Sefraid Mag Ragnaill was afterwards made chieftain.


Great famine this year throughout Ireland.