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Annal 1338


1338 First of January on Thursday and the first day of the moon, MCCCXXXVIII. Ninth year of the Lunar Cycle; sixth year of the Indiction; fourteenth year of the Solar Cycle. Common year. D.


Donnchad son of Ruaidri O Conchobair was killed this year.


Ruaidri Mag Uidir, king of Fermanagh and Loch Erne, the greatest bestower of money and cattle and clothes to the poets and ollavs of all Ireland in his time, died.


Edmund Burke, son of [Richard] Earl of Ulster, was taken prisoner by Edmund [Albanach] Burke, and afterwards a stone was tied round his neck and he was cast into Loch Mask. This deed brought about the ruin of the Galls of Connacht and of his [i.e. Edmund Albanach's] own race. For after this Toirrdelbach O Conchobair obtained the ascendency in Connacht and Edmund son of William Burke was driven out, and the churches and estates of West Connacht were all destroyed. Edmund collected a great fleet of ships and boats, which had lain at the islands of the sea for a long while. Leyney and Corann were emptied and devastated and their lordship was assumed by their native Gaels, after their Galls had been expelled.


Tadc son of Ruaidri son of Cathal Ruad O Conchobair, who was called Bratach Righin, was taken prisoner by Tomas Mag Samradain and many of his followers were killed. Afterwards Mag Samradain went to O Conchobair's house, and as he was coming away the Clan Murtagh and the Muinter Eolais assembled to intercept him, captured him and killed many of his men.


Derbail daughter of Cathal Mac Murchada, wife of Donnchad son of Aed Oc, entered into rest.


Nearly all the sheep in Ireland died this year.


Great war between the King of England and the King of France this year.