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Chronicon Scotorum (Author: [unknown])

Annal CS1015


An army was led by Domnall son of Dub dá Bairenn to Luimnech. The two sons of Brian i.e. Donnchad and Tadc with the armies of Tuadmumu encountered him. A battle is fought between them. The south of Ireland was defeated and Domnall fell there.

An army was led by Mael Sechnaill and by ua Néill and by ua Maeldoraidh to Áth Cliath and they burned the fortress and all the houses surrounding the fortress and they went thereafter in Uí Cheinnselaigh and burned all the country and brought off many thousands of captives and kine, and one of their raiding parties was overtaken there and some of them killed including the son of the king of Connacht and others, and Congalach son of Conchobor king of Uí Failgí and Gilla Coluim ua Agda king of Tebtha were captured there.


An army was led by Mael Sechnaill and ua Néill and ua Maeldoraidh into Laigin and they took the hostages of Laigin and gave the kingship of Laigin to Donncuan son of Dúnlang, and plundered Osraige.

The son of Ragnall son of Ímar, king of Port Láirge, was killed by the Uí Liatháin.

Aed ua Ruairc king of Bréifne and heir designate of Connacht, was killed by Tadc son of Cathal son of Conchobor, king of Connacht, in treachery.

A great raid by the Ulaid and they plundered Ard Macha from the ráith outwards and took great spoils from it.

A great wind in the autumn to which no parallel has been found in this time, in which the great oak of the reclés of Fingin in Cluain moccu Nóis fell.

A disease of the legs among the foreigners, and a plague of rats among the foreígners and the Laigin.

Annal CS1016


An army was led by Mael Sechnaill into Ulaid and he took the hostages of Ulaid.

Gilla Coluim ua Agda, king of Tebtha, was killed by the son of Donn son of Donngal in Druim Raithi.

Donnacán son of Dúnlang, king of Laigin, was killed, and Tadc ua Riain, king of Uí Drona, by Donnchad son of Gilla Pátraic in the centre of Leithglinn.

Cluain moccu Nóis, moreover, Cluain Ferta Brénainn and Cenannas were burned.

Mac Liac i.e. Muirchertach, chief ollamh of Ireland, an excellent man, dies in Inis Gaill Duibh on the Sinna. Mac Liac's first verse:

    1. Little Muircertach, son of Maelcertach,
      Who is wont to be herding the cows—
      He is the innocent who attempts not to wound;
      Give him a handful of finnraip.

The Connachta plundered Cell Dalua.

A battle between the Dál Araide and the Ulaid. The Dál Araide were defeated and there fell there Domnall ua Loingsigh king of Dál Araide and Niall son of Dubtuinne son of Ardgal, overking of Ulaid, and Conchobor ua Domnaill king of Uí Tuirtre and others.

The men of Mumu plundered Inis Clothrann and Inis Bó Finne.


Annal CS1017


Diarmait ua Maíltelcha, a bishop, rested.

Óengus son of Carrach Calma, heir designate of Temair, and the pillar of the honour of Ireland, dies.

Fergal son of Domnall son of Conchobor, heir designate of Ailech, was killed by the Cenél Eogain themselves.

Donnchad son of Donnchad the grandson of Congalach, heir designate of Ireland, was killed by the men of Brega in treachery.

Annal CS1018


Gormgal of Ardailén, chief confessor of Ireland, rested in Christ.

Braen son of Mael Mórdha son of Murchad, king of Laigin, was blinded in Áth Cliath by Sitric son of Amlaíb, in, treachery.

Congalach son of Conchobor son of Find, king of Uí Failge. dies.

Annal CS1019


The plundering of Cenannas by Sitric son of Amlaíb with the foreigners of Áth Cliath, and people were killed in it.

The son of Catharnach son of Aed of the Uí Caisín encountered Donnchad son of Brian and gave him a blow of his sword on the head and on his right hand and cut it off. Brian's son recovered afterwards, and Catharnach's son was killed.