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Chronicon Scotorum (Author: [unknown])

Annal CS870


Suairlech of Int Eidnén, bishop and abbot of Cluain Iraird, the best exponent of religion in all Ireland, rested.

Aed son of Niall overran Laigin from Áth Cliath to Gabrán.

Mael Sechnaill son of Niall, one of two kings of southern Brega, was treacherously killed by Ulf the dark foreigner.


Dálach son of Muirchertach, chief of Cenél Conaill, was killed by his own people.

Maengal, bishop of Cell Dara, rested.

Annal CS871


Cathalán son of Indrechtach, one of two kings of Ulaid, was treacherously killed at the instigation of Aed.

Amlaíb and Ímar returned to Áth Cliath from Alba with two hundred ships, bringing away with them in captivity to Ireland a great prey of Saxons and Britons.

Ailill son of Dúnlang, king of Laigin, was killed by the Norsemen.

Ailill, bishop and abbot of Fobar, rested.

Annal CS872


Gnia, superior and bishop of Dam Liac, ended his life in his eighty-eighth year.

Cenn Faelad grandson of Mochtigern, king of Caisel, rested after prolonged suffering.

Ferdomnach, of the Mugdorna, superior of Cluain moccu Nóis, rested.

Artgal, king of the Britons of Srathclyde, was killed at the instigation of Constantine son of Cinaed.

Mael Tuile grandson of Dúnán, bishop of Tuilén, rested. It was this Mael Tuile who incited battle between the men of Tethba and the Gailenga and Fir Chúl over Tuilén, and the Gailenga and Fir Chúl were defeated and slaughter inflicted on them on the green of the town; and the name of the place where it was inflicted is thenceforward Coindir an Catha.

Mugrón son of Mael Cothaid, one of two kings of Connacht, dies.

Annal CS873


Uathmarán son of Brócán, king of Uí Fhiachrach Aidne, rested.

Ímar, king of the Norsemen of all Ireland, rested.

Connacht was attacked by Dúnchad, king of Caisel, and Cerball with the Osraige.

Mumu was attacked by the foreigners of Áth Cliath.


Annal CS874


Aed son of Fiangus, superior and bishop of Ross Comáin, rested.

Bishop Féthgna, successor of Patrick and head of religion in all Ireland, rested.

Aed son of Niall led an army to Laigin and they plundered Cell Ausaili and other churches.