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Chronicon Scotorum (Author: [unknown])

Annal CS845


Forannán abbot of Ard Macha, was taken prisoner by the heathens in Cluain Comarda with his halidoms and following, and they were brought to the ships of Luimnech.

Dún Masc was plundered by the heathens, and there were killed there Aed son of Dub dá Crích, abbot of Tír dá Glas and Cluain Eidnech, Ceithernach son of Cú Dinaisc, prior of Cell Dara.


There was an encampment of the foreigners under Tuirgéis on Loch Rí, and they plundered Connacht and Mide and burned Cluain moccu Nóis with its oratories, and Cluain Ferta Brénainn, and Tír da glas and Lothea and many monasteries.

Niall son of Aed inflicted a battle-rout on the heathens in Mag Itha.

Donnchad son of Follaman and Flann son of Mael Ruanaid were killed by Mael Sechnaid son of Mael Ruanaid.

Tuirgéis was taken prisoner by Mael Sechnaill and drowned in Loch Uair.

Annal CS846


Cathal son of Ailill, king of Uí Maine, Ferdomnach, scholar of Ard Macha, Connmach the Great son of Coscrach, king of Uí Briúin, fell asleep.

Niall Caille son of Aed, king of Temair, was drowned in the Calann.

Mael Dúin son of Conall, king of Calatruim, was killed by the Laigin.

The foreigners won a battle against the Connachta, in which fell Rígán son of Fergus and Mugrón son of Diarmait and Aed son of Cathrannach and others.

Donnchad son of Amalgaid, king of Uí Echah, dies.

The church-lands of Ciarán were plundered by Feidlimid son of Crimthann. Ciarán however followed him to Mumu and gave him a thrust of his crozier for it, so that he was afflicted with an internal wound.

Maelsechlainn rules.

Annal CS847


Feidlimid, king of Mumu, an excellent scribe and anchorite of the Irish, rested.

    1. Alas! O God! Feidhlimidh;
      The cold wave of death has drowned him;
      It is a cause of grief to the men of Erinn,
      That the son of Crimthann of Claire lives not.


Mael Sechnaill destroyed the island of Loch Muinremor, overcoming there a large band of wicked men of Luigni and Gailenga who had been plundering the territories in the manner of the heathens.

Cerball son of Dúngal inflicted a great rout on Agond, in which twelve hundred fell.

The first plundering of Imlech Ibair by the heathens.

Eógan son of Edacáin son of Torbarg, an anchorite, rested in Cluain moccu Nóis.

Annal CS848


Fínnechta son of Tomaltach, saint of Luibnech, afterwards an anchorite and previously king of Connacht, rested.

Tuathchar son of Cobthach, king of Luigni, dies.

Mael Sechnaill won a battle at Forach in which seven hundred fell.

Ólchobur, king of Mumu, and Lorcan son of Cathlaech, with the Laigin, won a battle against the heathens at Sciath Nechtain, in which fell the jarl Tomrair, tanist of the king of Lochlann, and twelve hundred about him.

Tigernach, king of Loch Gabor, inflicted a rout on the heathens in the oakwood of Dísert Do-Chonna, in which twelve score fell.

The Eóganacht of Caisel inflicted a rout on the heathens at Dún MaíIe Tuile, in which five hundred fell.

An encampment was set up by Ólchobur to take the fortress of Corcach from the heathens.

Annal CS849


Conaing son of Flann, king of Brega, dies.

Niall son of Cinaed, king of Umall, dies.

Oengus son of Algail, superior of Domnaigh Patrick and Finnachta son of Diarmait abbot of Dam Liac, and Mael Fuataig, abbot of Ard Brecá.in, rested.

Duiblinn was attacked by Mael Sechnaill and by Tigernach, king of Loch Gabor.

Flann son of Cuanu, superior of Mainister, rested.

A naval expedition of seven score ships of adherents of the king of the foreigners came to exact obedience from the foreigners who were before them, and afterwards they caused confusion in the whole of Ireland.


Mael Bresail son of Cernach, king of Mugdorna, was killed by the heathens after the he had changed to clerical life.

The cross on the green of Sláine was raised in the air and broken and scattered so that some of its top reached Tailtiu and Finnubair Abae.