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Annála Connacht (Author: [unknown])

Annal 1425


1425 First of January. MCCCC[XX]V.


Toirrdelbach Ruad O Conchobair, king of Connacht, the Cu Chulainn of his times, died and was buried at Roscommon; and it was not expected that he would thus die in his bed.


Cathal son of Ruaidri O Conchobair succeeded him.


Ruaidri Oc son of Ruaidri O Cellaig made an attack on some of O Conchobair's followers. The sons of Eogan O Conchobair and the sons of Mac an Abad O Conchobair caught


them up at Aba na hEidnige where they engaged each other sharply, and Ruaidri Oc O Cellaig, eligible prince of the Ui Maine, was killed by Toirrdelbach Mac an Apad and Brian son of Eogan son of Ruaidri O Conchobair was killed by the followers of Ruaidri Oc.


Brian son of Eogan O Cellaig, an eminent prince, died of a sudden sickness.


Brian Ballach O Neill, choicest of all the Galls and Gaels of Ireland, the hand which gave food and clothes to the poor and naked and mendicant of Ireland, was treacherously killed at Carrickfergus.