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Annála Connacht (Author: [unknown])

Annal 1520


1520 First of January, the age of the Lord one thousand five hundred and twenty years.


Much plague in Ireland still at the beginning of this year.



An English Justiciar in Ireland, namely the Earl of Surrey; the nobles of the Galls and Gaels obeying his summons and submitting to him; the Earl of Kildare in England yet.


Macwilliam of Clanrickard, that is William Burke, died this year. Richard Burke his brother succeeded him. These were the sons of the elder Ulick Burke.


Macwilliam Burke, that is Meyler son of Theobald, was treacherously killed by the sons of Seoinin Mor son of Mac Seoinin.


Maurice son of Tomas son of the Earl, the best of the Geraldine Galls for bounty and attack, was killed with many, others by Conmac son of Maelsechlainn O Morda.


William son of William Mac Jordan died.


Gilla Dub son of Pilip [Mag Uidir] died, and his brother Uater at the same time.


Gilla Dub son of Uilliam son of Colla Mac Dubgaill, constable of Moylurg, died.


Mag Aengusa, Domnall son of Aed son of Art, died. Feidlim his brother, called Feidlim the Bountiful, was made king in his stead.


Cairpre son of Conchobar son of Cairpre son of Cormac O Birn, consul and head-letter of the Maicne Muiredaig, died this year.


The son of Magnus son of Brian son of Domnall son of Muirchertach O Conchobair, lord of Lower Connacht, died; but I am not sure that it was not in the following year.


The Fir Manach were defeated by the sons of Sean son of Cathal O Raigillig, thirty of them being slain or drowned. Among these were Pilip son of Emann son of Tomas Mag Uidir and his son Tomas, Gilla Patraic son of Pilip son of Toirrdelbach and his kinsman Emann, Toirrdelbach son of Flaithbertach son of Tomas Oc, Mac Gilla Ruaid, that is Gofraid, and many others of the Fir Manach.