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Annal 1343


1343 First of January on Wednesday and the twenty-eighth day of the moon, A.D. MCCCXLIII. Fourteenth year of the Lunar Cycle; eleventh year of the Indiction; nineteenth of the Solar Cycle. Embolismal year. E.


Toirrdelbach O Conchobair resumed his kingship and Mac Diarmata made peace with him.


Slaine, daughter of O Briain and wife of Toirrdelbach O Conchobair and his own mother's sister as well, died. She was formerly the wife of the Earl of Ulster's son.


Derbail daughter of Aed O Domnaill came on a visit to Conchobar Mac Diarmata at Inis Doigri and while there was seized by the sickness whereof she died. She was afterwards buried in the monastery of Boyle.


Dubchablaig, daughter of Conchobar Mac Diarmata and wife of O Birn, rested.


Tomas Mag Samradain, chieftain of Tullyhaw, rested.


Muirchertach O Briain, king of Thomond, died and Diarmait


O Briain was made king in his stead. Diarmait was driven out by Brian O Briain and the great of Thomond supported him afterwards.


Ulick son of Richard son of William Liath, hero of all the Irish Galls for his bounty and valour, rested.


Cathal O Matadain, a sage of Ireland, was killed by the Clann Ricairt.


Donnchad Clerech O Mailbrenainn, a choral canon of Elphin, was killed by an arrow-shot by the followers of Hobert son of David Donn son of William.


Cathal son of Liathanach [O Conchobair], Abbot of the Trinity, Loch Key, and bishop-elect of Elphin, rested in Christ.


The Clann Feorais and the Clann Ricairt heavily defeated the Ui Maine. Eleven princes of the Clann Cellaig were killed, including Conchobar Cerrbach (the Gambler) O Cellaig.


Niall O Domnaill was deposed by Aengus O Domnaill, Domnall Dub O Baigill and O Dochurtaig, supported by Aed Remor O Neill and by the Clann Suibne at large. These all made Aengus king. Niall came back into the land; and the Clan Murtagh, having been driven out of Brefne by Ualgarc O Ruairc and Toirrdelbach O Conchobair and Tadc Mag Ragnaill, went into Tirhugh, which was granted to them by Aengus O Domnaill with its grass and cornlands and other wealth. After this Aengus and the Clan Murtagh joined issue with Niall O Domnaill and defeated him in a battle wherein Andiles O Baigill, chieftain of Tir Ainmirech, his son, Eogan son of Art O Domnaill and many others were killed.


The church at Kilronan was built.


Johannes O Flaithim, Bishop of Killala, rested.


Seoan Mag Eoaid, Bishop of Conmaicne, rested.


Conchobar Mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg, wellspring of the honour and nobility of the posterity of Maelruanaid Mor son of Tadc son of Cathal son of Conchobar, died in his own house a week before Samain, the day of the week being Saturday, after triumphing over the world and the Devil, and was buried in the monastery of Boyle. Fergal Mac Diarmata, his brother, was made king in his stead.