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Annal 1458


1458 First of January on Sunday, MCCCCLVIII. Seventeenth day of the moon; fifteenth year of the Decemnovennial Cycle. A.


Tomaltach son of Conchobar Mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg, Airtech, the Coran, Tir Tuathail and a large part of Clann Chathaill—and the whole province of Connacht were not too


much for one of his bounty and great heart—died on St. Bartholomew's Eve; and Cathal, his son and worthy to be his son, died a fortnight before. They were buried in the monastery of Boyle. Aed son of Conchobar Mac Diarmata was made king in his stead.


Calbach Mor O Conchobair, king of Offaly, son of Murchad the Victorious, one who never till his death refused a suppliant, who got [back] more of Leinster from Galls and Gaels opposing him than any man since the time of Cathair Mor, died this year; and he himself made his son Conn king in his place before he went to Killeigh.


Edmund Burke, lord of the Galls of Connacht and many of its Gaels, choicest of the Galls of Ireland for form and feature, mercy, good faith and every quality for which a man might be praised, died.


Fergal Ruad Mag Eochacain, chieftain of the Cenel Fiachach, died on the nineteenth of January. God bless him.