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Annal 1330


1330 First of January on Monday and the third day of the moon, MCCCXXX. First year of the Lunar Cycle; thirteenth year of the Indiction; sixth year of the Solar Cycle. Common year. G.



Magnus son of Aed Brefnech O Conchobair was killed by Cathal son of Aed son of Eogan O Conchobair in Ferann na Darach, and Simann Mac ind Failgig was killed with him.


Toirrdelbach O Conchobair attacked Walter son of William Burke in his camp at Legvoy in Moylurg and drove him out to Cairthi Liac Fata. Gilliberd Mac Goisdelb, lord of Sliab Luga, came with a large army, and Tomaltach Mac Donnchada with another, to the help of Macwilliam, and these united forces turned back upon O Conchobair, and coming to the ford at Estersnow they killed a few of his people by the ford—Donnchad son of Domnall Mac Mathgamna, Mac Gilla Comgain and others not enumerated here; and O Conchobair escaped with speed and without loss of honour into the Tuatha. Macwilliam encamped that night at Killummod, facing O Conchobair. The forces of all Connacht, both Gall and Gael, were collected by Macwilliam after this, to seize the kingship of Connacht for himself. Then a firm and friendly peace was made between Mac Diarmata and O Conchobair.


O Ruairc went on a hosting to Finnae. The people of the town rose against him and defeated him and Art O Ruairc, an eligible prince of Brefne, was killed, with many others, gentle and simple.


Gilla Isa Ruaid O Raigillig; who for a long time before this had been king of the Muinter Mailmorda and of all Brefne, died, a fortunate and prosperous old man, after triumphing over the world and the Devil.


Benidecht O Flannacain, Prior of Kilmore by the Shannon, rested in Christ.


Maelsechlainn Mac Carmaic, a rich and prosperous yeoman, died this year.


Mael Isa Donn Mac Aedacain died.


Conchobar son of Tadc son of Brian son of Andrias son of Brian Luignech son of Toirrdelbach Mor O Conchobair inflicted a great defeat on the Dartraigi, killing many of them.


Toirrdelbach O Conchobair was killed by the men of Walter son of William Burke as he came from the Earl's house.