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Annal 1466


1466 First of January on Wednesday and the fifteenth day of the moon, A.D. MCCCCLXVI. Fourth year of the Decem-novennial Cycle. Common year. E.


Conchobar son of O Conchobair Ruaid died of the dropsy.


Richard son of Richard Tyrrell died.


Uaithne son of Fergal O Raigillig died.


Brian Dub son of Tadc O Conchobair died two days before the feast of St. Patrick, on Saturday by the day of the week.


Thomas Galta son of Raymond Tyrrell died.


Tadc Mag Neill, lord of [ [...]. . . . ] of the hundred feats, renowned for his guest-house, died.


Conchobar son of Tadc Mac Branain died.


William son of Uilliam Burke and William son of John son of the son of Walter Burke died.


O Duibgennain of Kilronan, that is Fergal son of Dauid, died.


Muirgius the canon son of Conaing the canon O Mailchonaire rested in Christ.


The Galls of Meath and Leinster made an inroad into Offaly, when Seaan son of Fitz Thomas, the best captain of all the Meath and Leinster Galls, was killed in a skirmish. This was the ‘drop before a shower’ for the Galls, for next day the Earl [of Desmond] and his Galls were defeated, the Earl was taken prisoner and stripped of his arms and armour and Tadc O Conchobair, his brother-in-law, conducted him out of this rout


to Carbury Castle, together with many other captive Galls. Christopher Plunket, Barnwell, William Nugent the younger, the Prior of St. Mary's at Trim and many others were here made prisoners.


Now as for those who had been taken to Carbury castle; the Gaels were investing them on all sides, but the men of Dublin came to their rescue and carried them off in spite of O Conchobair and all his Gaels. O Conchobair's raiding parties were ranging as far north as Tara and as far south as Naas, and the men of Brefne and Oriel were sacking and burning Meath, without being interfered with or pursued, for some time afterwards.


Tadc son of Toirrdelbach O Briain, king of Thomond, led an army across the Shannon in the summer of this year, and we have never heard of any of his race mustering a like force since the time of Brian Boruma. He bought over all the Gaels of Munster and Leinster and they were summoning him to Tara, but he turned back to his home, as was appointed, after having taken possession of the territory of Clanwilliam, and after County Limerick had been surrendered to him by the Earl [of Desmond] in return for peace, the people of Limerick (town} granting him three score marks a year for ever. After this he died in his own house of the lectual sickness, and it is generally thought that he was killed by the evil eye. Conchobar son of Toirrdelbach O Briain was made king in his stead.


Richard son of William Burke son of Richard Oc, tanist of Clanrickard, died.


Muirchertach son of Cu Chonnacht O Dalaig died.


A sharp repulse was given to the Cenel Ferga by Mag Cochlain, wherein eight or nine of their men were killed, they having joined Mag Cochlain's sons in a raid on Delbna.


Maelsechlainn son of Eogan Mac Diarmata Ruad and Seaan his other brothers died in one fortnight.


Rosa son of Maelsechlainn O Birn was killed by an arrowshot in the Curlieus, having gone with the rest of the posterity of [Aed] son of Feidlim and O Conchobair Donn to attack Feidlim Finn and Mac Diarmata.



Eogan son of Seaan Mac Donnchada died.


Eogan and Aed Dub sons of Ruaidri son of Cathal Dub, and Tadc son of Brian son of Cathal Dub, were killed on the curragh of Leitrim, on Easter Monday, by Diarmait son of Tadc O Conchobair and the sons of Diarmait Ruad son of Tadc O Conchobair.


Robert Barrett died.


Great war in Machaire Connacht. All the posterity of [Aed] son of Feidlim Finn and the descendants of Tadc, the Tuatha of Sil Murray, O Cellaig's sons and the sons of Ruaidri Mac Diarmata rose against Feidlim Finn, and Feidlim betook himself to Mac Diarmata in the Curlieus. He left his cattle under Mac Diarmata's protection.


An immense hosting by Macwilliam Burke and Feidlim Finn, when he burnt Ballintober. Feidlim himself and his adherents resorted to Macwilliam Burke and Mac Branain and his kinsmen came to their homes.


O Dubda and his brother (or his son) were treacherously killed by the sons of Maelruanaid son of Ruaidri O Dubda.


A great victory by the Galls over the Airgialla, wherein many were killed and Aed Oc Mag Mathgamna was taken prisoner.


The prey of Tollonn (?) was taken by Feidlim Finn O Conchobair and Aed Caech son of Cormac O Conchobair was killed in the pursuit.


A great plague in Dublin, in Meath and in Leinster.


The monastery of Holy Trinity Island in Loch Key and the image of the Trinity were burned by a lighted candle carried by a canon's wife.


Donnchad son of Muirchertach O Dalaig died.


The son of Brian son of Emann [O Fergail] was killed by the posterity of Conchobar son of Cathal [O Fergail], having ridden out from Newcastle, where he was staying with the children of Thomas, to water his horse. This castle was captured from them by the descendants of Conchobar and O Mailsechlainn's son and their lands were all burned and pillaged. After their cows had been seized, their men slain and all their corn burned, they made peace.