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Annal 1415


1415 First of January on Tuesday and the tenth day of the moon, MCCCCXV. Tenth year of the Lunar Cycle; eighth year of the Indiction; seventh year of the Solar Cycle. Common year. F.


Darcy of Rathwire died at the beginning of winter this year. And many Englishmen came to Ireland with Lord Furnival, lieutenant of the King of England. He plundered Leix and Caislen na Cuilenntraige, the castle, that is, of Fachtna O Morda's son, and brought slaughtered cows and horses and cattle out of Oriel. And he destroyed the sons of the Bretnachs and hanged Gerald son of Thomas Caech, a Geraldine. Moreover he plundered many of the poets of Ireland: O Dalaig of Meath, Diarmait that is, and Aed Oc Mac Raith and Dubthach Mac Eochada Eolach and Muirgius O Dalaig. And in the following summer he plundered O Dalaig of Corcumroe, Fergal son of Tadc son of Aengus Ruad, at Bruiden Da Coca in Machaire Cuircne. More than all this, he granted no protection to saint or shrine so long as he was in Ireland.


Tomaltach Ruad son of Conchobar son of Muirgius [? Mac Donnchada] died this year.


Lochlainn O hAinlige, chieftain of Cenel Dobtha, was captured by Uilliam O Cellaig at a spot appointed for their meeting by a small river(?). Two of Uilliam's men went on to the side of the river on which O hAinlige was and one of them, coming up behind him, put both his hands against him and sent him into the river and the two of them leapt in after him. Uilliam's men then leapt in on the top of them and O hAinlige was seized there. He was forced afterwards to ransom himself for two hundred and two score marks.



O Maille made great raids on Diarmait O Maille. Diarmait thereupon took possession of Clare Island. O Maille, that is Aed, started to follow Diarmait up and met with him afterwards. And by Heaven it would have been better for them if they had not met any more. For O Maille was defeated and he—Aed O Maille, king of Umall—was killed there, as was Conchobar his son, an eligible prince of the land, and Tomas O Maille's son. Domnall son of Diarmait O Maille was also killed there. Diarmait O Maille was afterwards made king, and from this time the kingship and lordship departed from the seed of Aed.


Clasach O Cobthaig, one who excelled both in poetry and in charity, died.


The sons of Diarmait Dub O Flaithbertaig were captured and killed by Gilla Dub O Flaithbertaig.


Diarmait son of Diarmait son of Conchobar son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata was killed by the sons of O Conchobair Donn in the summer season and buried in the monastery of Boyle.


Cathair son of Donnchad O Fergail died this year.


Emann Mag Findbairr, prior of Inchmore in Loch Gowna, rested in Christ a week before May-day. God bless him.


Aed son of Donnchad O Cellaig died.


Tomaltach son of Tadc O Birn was killed in a nightattack by Fergal son of Diarmait Mag Ragnaill at Cloonshee in Baile Elli, in the house of Dondan's son. Lochlainn O hAinlige's daughter, the ward of the family, was burned there as well, and immeasurable damage was done to cattle, buildings and corn. These deeds were done on the eighth of January, on the Tuesday, moreover, after Epiphany Sunday according to the day of the week.


Conchobar son of Brian son of Uilliam Mag Eochacain was killed at Kilcoursey.