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Chronicon Scotorum (Author: [unknown])

Annal CS835


Ferna and Cluain Mór Maedóc were plundered by the heathens, and Mungairit and other churches of Iarmumu were burned by the heathen.

Aedacán of Lugbad died on pilgrimage in Cluain moccu Nóis.

Annal CS836


Suibne son of Ioseph, abbot of Glenn dá Locha, rested.

Cell Dara was plundered by heathens from Inber Dea, and half of the church was plundered.

The oratory of Cell Dara was seized by Feidlimid son of Crimtann by force of arms from Forannán, abbot of Ard Macha, and the congregation of Patrick.

The devastation of Cluain Mór Maedóc by the heathens on the eve of the Nativity 24 Dec.: they slew many and carried off many more.

A most cruel devastation of all the lands of Connacht by the heathens.

Annal CS837


Riacán son of Fínnectha, one of two kings of the Laigin, dies.

A naval force of the Norsemen sixty ships strong was on the Bóinin, and another one of sixty ships in the river Life. These two forces plundered the plain of Life and the plain of Brega, including churches and laity.


The men of Brega routed the foreigners and six score of the Norsemen fell.

The heathens won a battle at Inber na mBarc against the Uí Néill from the sea to the Shannon, in which a never-counted number were slaughtered, though the principal kings escaped.

The burning of Cluain moccu Nóis and Inis Celtra. The churches of all Loch Éirne, and Daiminis, were destroyed by the heathens.

Saxolf, leader of the foreigners, was killed by the Ciannacht.

A slaughter of heathens at Carn Feradaigh.

The heathen inflicted a defeat at the Fertae.

A slaughter of the heathen at Es Ruad.

The first taking of Áth Cliath by the heathens.

Cormac son of Cuillennán was born.

Cathal son of Muirgius, king of Connacht, dies.

Annal CS838


Ruaidhrí son of Donnchad, vice-abbot of Cluain Iraird, and vice-abbot of Cluain moccu Nóis, rested.

The heathens won a battle against the Connachta, in which Mael Dúin son of Muirgius and others fell.

Bran son of Faelán, king of Laigin, died.

Annal CS839


Muiredach son of Echaid, king of Ulaid, was killed by his own kinsmen, i.e. by Aed and Óengus, and others.

The foreigners were on Loch nEchach, and from there they plundered the churches and peoples of the north of Ireland.

Ferna and Corcach were burned by the heathens.