MAC CARTHAIGH'S BOOK

(1114 - 1407 A.D.)

Author: [unknown]

MCB1114.0

1114

MCB1114.1

... between them not to send Diarmaid to take Leath Cuinn and Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair to ... Leath Mogha for Diarmaid. Diarmaid Ó Briain came after that to Limerick and drove Muircheartach Ó Briain, king of Ireland, from his sick-bed and his own encampment, from Limerick to Killaloe, under guard.

MCB1114.2

Diarmaid Ó Briain made peace with Brian son of Murchadh an Sgéith Ghirr son of Donnchadh son of Brian Boramha, and with Domhnall son of the son of Muircheartach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, and he captured them both in violation of the relics of Ireland.

MCB1114.3

Muircheartach Ó Briain enjoined the Galls of Limerick ... to take Diarmaid Ó Briain prisoner, and he came to them from Killaloe to Limerick and freed Brian. son of Murchadh [Ó Briain] and Domhnall, his own son, and he took possession of his kingship again. And he went with the nobles of Munster on a hosting against Leinster, and he took the hostages of Leinster and of the Galls, and left Domhnall Ó Briain, his own son, in the kingship of Dublin.

MCB1114.4

Attacks by some of his own people on Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] at Áth Bó in the territory of Iarthar Connacht from which he received grievous wounds. He released Domhnall son of Ruaidhrí, his own brother, who was his prisoner, although he himself was under treatment.

MCB1114.5

The whole of the province of Connacht rebelled with Domhnall, and he was banished to Thomond.

Annal MCB1115.

MCB1115.1

1115. A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] into Thomond in which Domhnall Claon son of Tadhg Ó Briain was killed.

MCB1115.2

The Leinstermen turned against Muircheartach Ó Briain. Domhnall son of Muircheartach Ó Briain went to avenge this on the Leinstermen. They fought a battle in which were killed Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, Conchobhar Ó Conchobhair, king of Uí Fhailghe, with his retinue, Tadhg Ó Lorcáin, king of ... , after they had been routed by Donnchadh.

MCB1115.3

A foray by the Connachtmen into Ormond in which they took many cows. A great hosting by Muircheartach Ó Briain into Connacht to avenge this, and he was the greater part of a week in an encampment at Loch Cime ravaging Connacht on all sides of him.

MCB1115.4

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí into Thomond and he did much harm there, and Maol Sheachlainn son of the son of Aodh son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] was killed.

MCB1115.5

A fleet [was brought] on the Shannon by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair]. He cleared Buinne an Bheithe against the Munstermen, and after that he had a conference with Murchadh son of Domhnall [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, at Clonmacnois, and they made peace and an alliance there. Great forays by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí in that maritime expedition, and he plundered a great portion of the Conmhaicne, and he came to Clonmacnois, where he fasted and gave a drinking-horn ornamented with gold and a silver goblet ornamented with gold to God and Ciaran.

MCB1115.6

A foray by Domhnall son of Muircheartach Ó Briain from Midhe into Ormond against Diarmaid, to avenge the deposition of his father twice. Diarmaid Ó Briain overtook him and defeated him, and captured Domhnall himself, and the son of Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, was killed, with slaughter of the Leinstermen and Munstermen about him. Diarmaid went after that with a great force to Limerick, and made an encampment against Muircheartach and Brian son of Murchadh [Ó Briain], and he threatened to blind Domhnall son of Muircheartach unless Muircheartach submitted to his terms. Muircheartach Ó Briain submitted to the terms of Diarmaid, his own brother, for the sake of Domhnall, his son.

MCB1115.7

Peace was made by the Galls of Limerick and Diarmaid, and Brian son of Murchadh was driven out of Munster into Connacht.

Annal MCB1116.

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1116

MCB1116.1

The year before this, Diarmaid Ó Briain turned against Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain, his own brother, and took the kingship of Munster from him, in violation of [the security of] the relics and sanctuaries of all Ireland, at Cashel and Lismore.

MCB1116.2

A foray by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair into Iarthar Midhe, and he plundered it in one day westwards from Loch Aininne.

Annal MCB1117.

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1117

MCB1117.1

Maol Muire Ó Dúnáin, the archbishop of Ireland over the bishops and clergy of all Munster, left Munster to wreak vengeance on Diarmaid Ó Briain for the violation [of his security] through the taking of the kingship of Munster from his brother, Muircheartach Mór son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain.

MCB1117.2

A great famine in Munster after Diarmaid Ó Briain had taken the kingship in violation of the relics and the clergy ... from Linn Mode N. and from G ... down and laid waste the greater part of Munster ... famine ... in the time of Loingseach son of Aonghus ...

MCB1117.3

Diarmaid Ó Briain with a force from Munster went ... an Ruadhbheitheach and did much harm in Connacht on all sides of him.

MCB1117.4

Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne, together with the nobles of Conmhaicne and Uí Bhriúin, submitted to Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1117.5

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair to Rubha Conaill in Midhe, and he carried off the hostages of Midhe.

MCB1117.6

A hosting by Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain, ... and he returned without giving battle or obtaining hostages.

MCB1117.7

A very great plague in Leinster and Munster which caused great mortality in Dublin.

MCB1117.8

Maol Brighde Mac Rónain ... of Ceanannas [was killed] by Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc ...

MCB1117.9

Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain ... Fiachrach and of Connacht with the Uí Bhriúin ...

MCB1117.10

That Diarmaid Ó Briain son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha died at Cork after a victory of penance ...

Annal MCB1118.

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1118

MCB1118.1

A.D. 1118. Brian son of Murchadh an Sgeith Ghirr son of Donnchadh son of Brian Bóramha took the kingship of Sliocht Eóghain Mhóir ...

MCB1118.2

... to the east of Cork to meet Brian son of Murchadh, and they fought a battle there in which Brian Gleanna Maidhir son of Murchadh an Sgeith Ghirr [Ó Briain] fell by the hand of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, who had been driven out by Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Briain] and by Brian son of Murchadh, and was with Tadhg son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh.

MCB1118.3

Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha with [the men of] Thomond, Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, and Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc, king of Uí Bhriúin, came with their forces to Gleann Maidhir to avenge Brian son of Murchadh and to take the kingship of Sliocht Edghain Mhdir again for Muircheartach. Sliocht Edghain went to meet them at the other side of Gleann [Maidhir]. Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc came into the assembly of Tadhg son of Mac Carthaigh and made an enduring treaty with him and with Cormac, his kinsman, against Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach and Síol Briain. It was then that Muircheartach Ó Briain was parted from the kingship of Munster and Ireland.

MCB1118.4

A house of Cú Chollchoille Ó Baoighealláin was seized at Ros Cloinne Cinaetha. He, the chief ollamh of Ireland for poetry, honour and general benevolence, his wife and two sons, fifteen men, and six score of his train were killed by Ó Flannagáin of Tuath Rátha and the Fir Luirg.

MCB1118.5

Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, who was blinded by Ó Flaithbheartaigh and who was called Ruaidhrí na Soidhe Buidhe, son of Aodh in Gha Bhearnaigh son of Tadhg an Eich Ghil, died at Clonmacnois after a victory of repentance, and after receiving the Body of Christ and wine out of Fraochán Ciaráin.

MCB1118.6

Domhnall son of that Ruaidhrí died in Thomond after he had been banished by Toirdhealbhach, his own kinsman, out of Connacht, and he was buried at Tuaim Gréine.

Annal MCB1119.

MCB1119.0

1119

MCB1119.1

Niall son of Domhnall son of Ardghal Mac Lochlainn, rioghdhamhna of Oileach, was treacherously killed by the Cinéal Moáin.

MCB1119.2

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair to Ráith Édair in Leinster, and he divided the province of Leinster in two between Donnchadh Mac Giolla Phádraig and Éanna son of Donnchadh son of Murchadh son of Maol na mBó. He went from thence to Dublin and took from them [i.e. the inhabitants] by force the son of Murchadh son of Domhnall. [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, who was a prisoner with them, and all the other hostages of Leath Cuinn who were with him, and by his own authority he left Éanna son of Donnchadh in the kingship of Leinster and Dublin.

MCB1119.3

A fleet [was brought] by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí on Lough Derg, and they ... Ráith Cinn Choradh.

MCB1119.4

Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, high-king of Ireland, died at Killaloe after penance and anointment, and having received the Body of Christ, in the fifth year of his tribulation, and he was buried with honour in the church of Killaloe.

Annal MCB1120.

MCB1120.0

1120

MCB1120.1

A.D. 1120. Donnchadh Donn son of Cú Mara son of Brodchú son of Mathghamhain son of Cían [Ó Mathghamhna] died ...

MCB1120.2

Tadhg son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh together with the nobles of Munster ... kings, and he gave hostages ...

MCB1120.3

A plundering expedition by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair ... and in violation of the peace with Mac Lochlainn, and he banished Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn from the east past Ardee into Leinster. He held the Aonach [i.e. Fair] of Tailte on this expedition.

MCB1120.4

... and he inflicted slaughter on them, including Cú Chumair Ó Néill, and their scouts came as far as Sliabh Ban bhFionn and Eóghanacht Caisil.

MCB1120.5

A great hosting by Domhnall son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn and Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn in Iarthar Midhe: A muster by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí to Athlone to meet them, and they parted after making peace. Domhnall Mac Lochlainn was surety between Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí and Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe. Three bridges were built by Toirdhealbhach on that expedition: the bridges of Athlone and Áth Cró over the Shannon and the bridge of Dún Leó over the Suck.

Annal MCB1121.

MCB1121.0

1121

MCB1121.1

A.D. 1121. Domhnall son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn, a king of Ireland as regards appearance, wisdom, valour, treasures and the bestowing of food and valuables, died at Derry after a life of eight years and three score.

MCB1121.2

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí into Munster, and he burned Ciarraighe Luachra and went from there eastwards through Munster, and burned Ó Caoimh's house on the bank of the Abha Mhór, and his scouts came to Magh Ceithniuil and Druim Fínghin. On that day were killed Muireadhach Ó Flaithbheartaigh, king of Iarthar Connacht, and Aodh Ó hEidhin, king of Uí Fhiachrach Aidhne, to avenge the profanation of Mo-Chuda, although Toirdhealbhach made compensation for the plundering. An encampment by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí at Magh Biorra during the winter, and he made a settlement between Clann Charthaigh and Síol Briain, and they both submitted to him.

Annal MCB1123.

MCB1123.0

1123

MCB1123.1

A.D. 1123. Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí on a hosting to Cíche Anann and the borders of Múscraighe Miteine, and he returned without hostages.

MCB1123.2

Ó Mathghamhna, Ó Súilleabháin, Ó Caoimh, Ó Muircheartaigh and Ó Faoláin deposed Tadhg son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh; and Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh, his own brother, took the kingship from them in his presence.

MCB1123.3

Aodh son of Donnchadh Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne and Conmhaicne, was killed by the men of Midhe. A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] into Midhe to Loch Craoibhe to avenge that. Éanna son of Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster and the Galls, came into his house and made full submission to him for that act.

MCB1123.4

Tadhg son of Muireadhach son of Carthach son of Saoirbhreathach [Mac Carthaigh] died penitently at Cashel.

Annal MCB1124.

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1124

MCB1124.1

A.D. 1124. A fleet [was brought] on Lough Derg by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] to meet the men of Leinster, Osraighe, Ormond, and Éile. They came into the Déise and carried off great spoils to Áth Caille that Easter.

MCB1124.2

Murchadh son of Domhnall [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, Éanna son of Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne, turned against Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair].

MCB1124.3

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí to take vengeance for that. He made two successive raids on the Conmhaicne, and the men of Midhe and the Conmhaicne overtook him at Craobh Ruis Dá Charn, and they fought a battle there in which the men of Midhe and the Conmhaicne were defeated and slaughter inflicted on them.

MCB1124.4

A hosting by Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh, king of Desmond, Éanna son of Donnchadh Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, Murchadh son of Domhnall [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, king of Conmhaicne, to Inneóin in Iarthar Midhe to destroy Connacht, and they returned without giving battle or obtaining hostages.

MCB1124.5

Maol Seachlainn son of Tadhg [Mac Diarmada], king of Magh Luirg, was killed by Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne.

MCB1125.0

1125

MCB1125.1

A.D. 1125. Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain turned against Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, and Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, destroyed the bridges of Athlone and Áth Crocha when he heard of that.

MCB1125.2

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí to Achadh Bó and from thence to Dublin. He took the kingship of Leinster and banished Murchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, and set up three kingships over Midhe after Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and Domhnall [Ó Cearbhaill] over Oirghialla.

MCB1125.3

A battle by Diarmaid Ó Maoil Sheachlainn in which Domhnall Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, was killed, together with his nobles.

MCB1125.4

Ranna son of Donnchadh son of Mac Murchadha died.

Annal MCB1126.

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1126

MCB1126.1

A.D. 1126. A battle between Eochaidh Ó Mathghamhna, king of Ulaidh, and Aodh Mac Duinn Shléibhe, the other king of Ulaidh, in which they were both killed, with slaughter of the Ulaidh.

MCB1126.2

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] to the south of Osraighe, and Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh, king of Munster, went on another great hosting against them to give them battle, and Toirdhealbhach turned back without giving battle or obtaining hostages.

MCB1126.3

A great foray by Ruaidhrí Ó Canannáin, king of Cinéal Conaill, into Connacht after Toirdhealbhach.

MCB1126.4

A hosting by the Connachtmen to avenge that foray, and they reached Ráith Both, and took great preys from there.

MCB1126.5

Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh was deposed by the nobles of Munster, and he went to Lismore on a pilgrimage, and took the tonsure there. He built a church at Cashel and twelve churches at Lismore. Donnchadh son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh took the kingship in his presence.

MCB1126.6

A hosting by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, together with the nobles of Leath Cuinn, and Conchobhar and Toirdhealbhach, the two sons of Diarmaid Ó Briain, to Cork. Donnchadh son of Mac Carthaigh, Donnchadh son of Cú Mara son of Brodchú Ó Mathghamhna, Aonghus Ó Donnchadha, and Ó Caoimh, together with the other nobles of Desmond, went [against them], but they parted in peace, and they made submission side by side to Ruaidhrí's son.

MCB1126.7

Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí went from thence to Leinster and took their hostages and the hostages of the men of Midhe and Dublin, and left Conchobhar, his son, in the kingship of Dublin.

MCB1126.8

Maghnus son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn took the kingship of Fearnmhagh, and he inflicted a defeat on Tighearnán Ó Ruairc at Áth Droithid, in which Ó Ciardha, king of Cairbre, Ó Dubhda, and Ó Raighilligh were killed.

MCB1126.9

Another defeat was inflicted by Maghnus son of Mac Lochlainn on Tighearnán Ó Ruairc at Ardee, in which slaughter was inflicted on the Uí Bhriúin.

MCB1126.10

A hosting by Conchobhar son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn and the [men of] the north of Ireland into Midhe, and they burned Trim, including the belfry and church, with many people in them.

MCB1126.11

Conchobhar and Toirdhealbhach, two sons of Diarmaid Ó Briain, turned against Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, and went to Lismore, and clasped hands with Cormac Mac Carthaigh, and brought him back to lay life. He took the kingship of Munster again, and banished Donnchadh son of Mac Carthaigh to Connacht.

MCB1126.12

The Galls of Dublin turned against Toirdhealbhach sore of Ruaidhrí, and drove out Conchobhar son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí.

Annal MCB1128.

MCB1128.0

1128

MCB1128.1

A.D. 1128. Maghnus son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn, king of Oileach, was treacherously killed by Ó Gairmleadhaigh.

MCB1128.2

A great fleet [was brought] by Donnchadh son of Mac Carthaigh, and by the son of An Fionnshúileach Ó Domhnaill, and by the son of An Fionnshúileach Ó Muircheartaigh, and by Fionghuine Ó Caoimh, and by Gearr na gCuinneóg Ó Bric to Ciarraighe Luachra. Ó Conchobhair committed treachery on them, and they came in pursuit from there into Uí Eachach, and he was not long in Munster again till he was banished to Connacht.

Annal MCB1129.

MCB1129.0

1128

MCB1129.1

A.D. 1129. Diarmaid Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, was killed by Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, together with the nobles of Iarthar Midhe at Craobh Treithni. Aonghus Ó Caoindealbháin, king of Laoghaire, and Amalghaidh son of Mac Seanáin, who was called Cochall Fliuch, king of Fearnmhagh, were killed in the same battle.

Annal MCB1130-1.

MCB1130-1.0

1130-1

MCB1130-1.1

A hosting by Conchobhar son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn along with Cinéal Eóghain and Cinéal Conaill and the Oirghialla into Ulaidh, and they plundered Druim Both, including round tower, and oratory, and books. The Ulaidh came to Cnoc Cluana to meet them in battle, and the Ulaidh were defeated and slaughter inflicted on them.

MCB1130-1.2

A hosting by Conchobhar Ó Lochlainn with the Ulaidh, the Oirghialla, and Cinéal Conaill into Connacht, and the Connachtmen and the Cinéal Conaill fought a battle on Sliabh Seaghsa, in which Cinéal Conaill were defeated, and An Garbhánach Ó Baoighill and Conn Ó Maoil Ghaoithe killed, with slaughter of Cinéal Conaill around them. Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, king of Connacht, and Conchobhar son of Mac Lochlainn, king of Oileach, made peace, and the forces dispersed to their own territories on every side.

MCB1130-1.3

The Ulaidh and the men of Fearnmhagh [went] beyond Athlone into the territory of Fir Rois, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc with the Craobh Fearnmhuighe met them at Muine Uachtair Imrimhe, where they fought a battle, in which the Ulaidh were defeated, and Raghnall Ó hEochadha, king of Ulaidh, Cú Midhe Ó Críochain, king of Fearnmhagh and Oirghialla, Aodh, his son, and Donn Sléibhe Ó hOireachtaigh, king of Uí Mhéith, were killed, with slaughter of the Ulaidh, [the men of] Fearnmhagh, and the Uí Mhéith.

MCB1130-1.4

A fleet [was brought] by Donnchadh son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh to Connacht, in spite of the peace between Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí and Cormac Mac Carthaigh ... and he perpetrated plunders and burnings.

Annal MCB1132.

MCB1132.0

1132

MCB1132.1

A.D. 1132. A hosting on land by Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh and the nobles of Leath Mogha into ... and Uí Eachach and Corca Laoighdhe, and the fleet of Leath Mogha [came] by sea to meet them, and they demolished the castle of Bun Gaillmhe, and plundered and burned the town. The defeat of An Cloidhe [was inflicted] on the following day on [the men of] Iarthar Connacht by the same fleet, and Conchobhar Ó Flaithbheartaigh, king of Iarthar Connacht, was killed, with slaughter of his people.

Annal MCB1134.

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1134

MCB1134.1

A.D. 1134. A church built by Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh at Cashel was consecrated with great honour by the archbishop of Cashel and the bishops of Munster.

MCB1134.2

Maol Maodhóg Ó Morgair entered into the succession of Patrick, with the prayers of the men of Ireland.

MCB1134.3

Cearbhall son of the son of Faolán [Ó Broin], king of Uí Fhaoláin, was killed at Kildare by Donnchadh Ó Conchobhair Failghe, with slaughter of the Uí Fhaoláin, as he was defending the abbacy for his daughter.

MCB1134.4

A troop [was brought] by Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh and Toirdhealbhach, Tadhg, and Conchobhar, three sons of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, into Connacht. A great part of an Ruadhbheitheach was cut and burned, and they killed Cathal Ó Conchobhair and Giolla na Naomh Ó Floinn, and burned Dún Modhairn, Dún Mór, and the greater part of Connacht. The men of Midhe came from the east against them, and they levelled and demolished the fort of Athlone.

MCB1134.5

Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh again assembled the Munstermen, Leinstermen, Conmhaicne, the men of Midhe, the Galls of Dublin, Waterford, Wexford and Cork, and the Uí Eachach and Corca Laoighdhe on sea, in order to proceed into Connacht. Muireadhach Ó Dubhthaigh, archbishop of Connacht, came from Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, king of Connacht, to make peace between Leath Cuinn and Leath Mogha. Cormac made peace with Toirdhealbhach in honour of the archbishop, and he himself went to Abhall Ceithearnaigh to confirm the peace with Toirdhealbhach.

MCB1134.6

A rupture of the peace between Cormac son of Mac Carrthaigh and Conchobhar son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and his kinsmen. Síol Briain made an encampment against Sliocht Eóghain. Shocht Eóghain went into the encampment of Síol Briain and carried off great plunders from it, and Donnchadh son of Brian Gleanna Maidhir son of Murchadh an Sgeith Ghirr [Ó Briain] and his son were killed, and many others along with them.

MCB1134.7

A defeat [inflicted] by the Osraighe on the Uí Chinnsealaigh, in which Úghaire Ó Tuathail, king of Uí Chinnsealaigh, was killed, with slaughter of his people.

MCB1134.8

A hosting by Conchobhar son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and the Osraighe, together with the Galls of Waterford; into Uí Chinnsealaigh. Mac Murchadha with the Galls of Dublin and Uí Chinnsealaigh defeated that force, and slaughter was inflicted on [the Galls of] Waterford and the Osraighe.

Annal MCB1135.

MCB1135.0

1135

MCB1135.1

A.D. 1135. Derry, including houses and church, Ráith Lúraigh, Ráith Both, Cluain Ioraird, Roscommon, Eanach Dúin, part of Cunga Fhéichín, part of Lismore, and all Lann Eala were burned in the same year.

MCB1135.2

A foray by Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh and [the men of] Desmond, and Cú Mara Mór son of Mac Con Mara, king of Uí Chaisín, was killed by them. A grievous pursuit was inflicted on them at Tóchar Cluana Eidhneach, and Cian son of Donnchadh Donn son of Cú Mara son of Brodchú [Ó Mathghamhna], king of Uí Eachach, Fionghuine Ó Caoimh, Mathghamhain Ó Donnchadha, Ó Rinn, the son of Lochlainn Ó Cinn Fhaoladh, and Aodh Ó Conchobhair Corca Mruadh were killed.

Annal MCB1136.

MCB1136.0

1136

MCB1136.1

A foray by Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill, king of Fearnmhagh, to Lusga in Midhe. The Galls of Dublin and all Fine Gall overtook him above Drogheda, and they fought a battle in which Raghnall son of Pól Mac Adhmainn was killed, with slaughter of the Galls of Dublin and Midhe around him.

MCB1136.2

Ceall Íde was plundered by Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and his kinsmen. Ó Cinn Fhaoladh, king of Uí Chonaill Gabhra, made peace on account of the foray.

MCB1136.3

The son of the son of Tadhg Ó Briain and the son of Maol Sheachlainn Ó Bric, king of the Deise, were killed by Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh, and he himself took the kingship of Munster and Osraighe.

MCB1136.4

Ráith Muighe Deiscirt was burned and plundered, including house and church, and much ill besides was wrought in Ciarraighe Luachra by Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and [the men of] Thomond.

Annal MCB1137.

MCB1137.0

1137

MCB1137.1

A hosting by Conchobhar [Ó Briain] and Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain with [the men of] Thomond, and by the son of Murchadh grandson of Maol na mBó with the Leinstermen to attack Waterford. Cormac son of Mac Carthaigh, Ó Mathghamhna, Ó Faoláin, and Ó Caoimh, together with the nobles of Desmond, met them at Waterford. Síol Briain and the son of Murchadh turned back home.

MCB1138.0

1138

MCB1138.1

A.D. 1138. Cormac son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh, king of the two provinces of Munster, and defender of all Leath Mogha, the most pious and valorous of men, the best for [bestowing] food and clothes, was, after building the church of Cormac at Cashel and twelve churches at Lismore, treacherously killed by Diarmaid Súgach Son of Mathghamhain Ó Conchobhair Ciarraighe and Ó Tailcín, at the instigation of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain, in his own house at Magh Tamhnach.

Annal MCB1139.

MCB1139.0

1139

MCB1139.1

A.D. 1139. Conchobhar son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn, king of Oileach, was killed by Ó Gairmleadhaigh.

MCB1139.2

Cluain Ioraird was plundered by the men of Fearnmhagh and the Uí Bhriúin.

MCB1139.3

A hosting by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha and the Leinstermen and the Galls of Dublin to Inis Mochta, and slaughter was inflicted on them on the lake, after they had plundered the island.

Annal MCB1140.

MCB1140.0

1140

MCB1140.1

A.D. 1140. A hosting by Conchobhar son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain with the men of Munster and Midhe, and Bréifne to Ardee, and two hostages, were given to him by Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill.

MCB1140.2

A predatory hosting by Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, and he made a circuit of all Conmhaicne and took a heavy cattle-spoil from there.

Annal MCB1141.

MCB1141.0

1141

MCB1141.1

A.D. 1141. The nobles of Leinster were killed by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, and Domhnall Mac Faoláin, and Mac Giolla Cholmóg were blinded by him.

Annal MCB1142.

MCB1142.0

1142

MCB1142.1

A.D. 1142. Conchobhar son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha, king of Munster, died at Killaloe, and Toirdhealbhach, his kinsman, took the kingship after him.

MCB1142.2

Donnchadh son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh came to Droichead [Uí Bhriain] to defend the kingship, and Donnchadh son of Cinnéidigh [Ó Briain] was killed by him there. He went from thence westward across Luachair, and they [his followers] were turned again into Déise. He contracted an illness there, and the Uí Fhlannagáin betrayed him and handed him over to Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain.

Annal MCB1143.

MCB1143.0

1143

MCB1143.1

A.D. 1143. Donnchadh son of Tadhg son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh died on Loch Goir, when he was a hostage with Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain.

MCB1143.2

Conchobhar son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair was killed in treachery by the men of Midhe, the Fir Thulach, and in particular by Ó Loith, king of Fir Thulach, after he had taken the full kingship of Midhe and Dublin.

Annal MCB1144.

MCB1144.0

1144

MCB1144.1

A.D. 1144. Flannagan of Inis Faithlinn died after completing his ninety-eighth year.

Annal MCB1145-7.

MCB1145-7.0

1145-7

MCB1145-7.1

A.D. 1145. Raghnall son of Thorkill, king of Dublin, was killed by the men of Midhe, with slaughter of the Galls around him.

MCB1145-7.2

Ceallach Ó Ceallaigh, king of Fir Bhreagh, was killed, with slaughter of the Fir Bhreagh around him, by Flaithbheartach Ó Cathasaigh and the Galls of Dublin.

MCB1145-7.3

The Easter house of Eas Duibhe was erected by Diarmaid Súgach son of Mathghamhain Ó Conchobhair Ciarraighe.

MCB1145-7.2

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain was released by Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain, his kinsman, in deference to the Bachall Íosa, Patrick's coarb and the principal clerics of Ireland, after he had been taken prisoner in violation of the protection of all these.

MCB1145-7.5

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn and Donnchadh Ó Cearbhaill into Ulaidh, and they reached Tráigh Dúin Droma after a defeat of the Ulaidh. They plundered and burned Leath Cathail, and carried off four hostages from the Ulaidh, after leaving four kings over them.

Annal MCB1148.

MCB1148.0

1148

MCB1148.1

A.D. 1148. Maol Maodhóg Ó Morgair, archbishop of all Ireland, died at Clairveaux.

Annal MCB1149.

MCB1149.0

1149

MCB1149.1

AD. 1149. Diarmaid son of Maghnus son of Ardghar Mac Lochlainn was killed by the Leinstermen and the Galls of Dublin.

MCB1150.0

1150

MCB1150.1

A.D. 1150. Domhnall son of Aodh Ó Conchobhair was killed by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair.

Annal MCB1151.

MCB1151.0

1151

MCB1151.1

A.D. 1151. Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain made an alliance with [the men of] Thomond and deposed his own father. Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain and Diarmaid Súgach Ó Conchobhair captured Muircheartach by treachery, and he was detained by Toirdhealbhach.

MCB1151.2

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain turned against Toirdhealbhach, his own kinsman, and Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair came with him to defend the kingship of Munster for him.

MCB1151.3

A contention was begun by Sliocht Eóghain Mhóir against Síol Briain, Ó Conchobhair Ciarraighe, and Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair]. They made Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh their king, and going into Ciarraighe Luachra they spent a night there burning and plundering. On the following day they were routed by the Ciarraighe at the head of Sliabh Mis and they suffered slaughter. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and Diarmaid Sidgach Ó Conchobhair came with a very large force together with their trains across the Shannon and into Ciarraighe to meet each other in Uí Chonaill. They banished Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach southwards across Móin Mhór to Donnchadh son of Cian son of Donnchadh Donn Ó Mathghamhna. The Uí Mhuircheartaigh, the Uí Fháilbhe and all from Sliabh Mis southwards fled to Féardhruim in Uí Eachach. It was at this time that Diarmaid Súgach Ó Conchobhair took seven ships on wheels from Eas Duibhe to Loch Léin. From Limerick to Cork, and from Waterford to Cnoc Bréanainn was laid waste in this war. Síol Briain pursued Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh through Múiscraighe southwards to Ceann Eich to plunder it. Diarmaid son of Cormac and the nobles of the Eóghanachta sent messengers to ask [the support of] Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí, king of Connacht, and Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, against Síol Briain. It was the night the Connachtmen and the Leinstermen came to Abha Mhór that Síol Briain came to Cork. They set out on the following day through Móin Mhór northwards, having committed many outrages on the community of Barra; and Cormac's son, the Uí Mhathghamhna, the Uí Dhonnchadha, the Uí Chaoimh, and the Uí Mhuircheartaigh, as well as the nobles of the Eóghanacht, were at their rear in pursuit of them. The day being misty, Síol Briain did not perceive the Connachtmen and the Leinstermen until they found themselves in their midst. Síol Briain were defeated by these three hostings, and Conchobhar Ó Briain, Flaithbheartach Ó Deadhaidh, Aineislis Ó Gráda, and three thousand others of the host were slain. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and Diarmaid Súdgach Ó Conchobhair, with a few horsemen, went from the battle unperceived through the mist past Abha Mhór northwards. Ó Conchobhair sent word to Inis Faithlinn informing the people there of the defeat. When word reached them, they sprang to their ships, and leaving them at the north side of Loch Léin they went themselves to Ciarraighe without being noticed. Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach went with the nobles of Sliocht Eóghain to Ciarraighe, and they plundered and levelled their houses and their forts, and searched their fastnesses and woods, and they carried off hostages from Ó Conchobhair for all their requirements, though it was not for long that Ó Conchobhair fulfilled them.

MCB1151.4

The king of the Deise, Muircheartach Ó Bric, was put to death by Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach while his prisoner, having been captured by him at Lismore a long time before.

Annal MCB1152.

MCB1152.0

1152

MCB1152.1

A.D. 1152. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain came to Ciarraighe to support Ó Conchobhair against Cormac's son. Diarmaid son of Cormac, with the nobles of Sliocht Eóghain Mhóir, went against him to Ciarraighe, and he drove Toirdhealbhach and Diarmaid Súgach out of the territory, and destroyed and plundered the whole territory, and he put Mac Beathadh and Mac Craith, two sons of Diarmaid Súgach's father, by his own authority over the territory.

MCB1152.2

Peace was made by Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and his kinsman Tadhg, and they made great forays in Uí Chonaill on Cormac's son.

MCB1152.3

Ó Cuiléin went into Ciarraighe and burned Ard Fearta Bréanainn to the detriment of the nobles of Diarmaid Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1152.4

Cork, Imleach Iubhair, Lismore, and Cúil Chollainge were burned in the same year.

MCB1152.5

Fínghin son of Mac Carthaigh was killed by the Uí Shúilleabháin after he had been taken by force the monks [in a dispute] concerning division of booty at Leac Lachtáin. It was Gearr Uille's son who struck him on the head with an axe.

Annal MCB1153.

MCB1153.0

1153

MCB1153.1

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain turned against Toirdhealbhach, his own kinsman, in violation of relics and sureties, and joined with Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach [Mac Carthaigh], Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, and Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, and they banished Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain to Cinéal Eóghain to Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn.

MCB1153.2

A hosting by Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain, Murchadh son of Mac Murchadha, Maol Sheachlainn Crosach [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn], king of Midhe, and Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair to Áth Maighne in Iarthar Midhe.

MCB1153.3

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, Donnchadh Ó Cearbhaill with the Ulaidh and Cinéal Conaill, and Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain to Áth Maighne against Tadhg Ó Briain, and they threw them [i.e. the forces of Tadhg Ó Briain] out of their three encampments and killed nine hundred of them. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and [the men of] the north of Ireland stayed at Teach Tille that night, celebrating the triumph.

MCB1153.4

A great famine in Munster this year owing to the extent of the war, and it spread throughout Ireland in all directions.

MCB1153.5

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain was blinded through the miracles of the clergy and the relics of Ireland, which were security between him and Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain, his kinsman.

Annal MCB1154.

MCB1154.0

1154

MCB1154.1

A.D. 1154. Bernard, abbot of Clairveaux, head of the monks of Ireland and of all Europe, died.

MCB1154.2

Diarmaid Súgach son of Mathghamhain Ó Conchobhair, king of Ciarraighe and Corca Dhuibhne, died after much suffering.

MCB1154.3

Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain came to Munster again, and the foray of Móin Mhór was made by him on Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh]. Cormac's son immediately made a foray against him in reprisal.

MCB1154.4

Tadhg son of Diarmaid Ó Briain died at Lismore unknown to his attendants.

MCB1154.5

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall [Ó Lochlainn] past Eas Ruaidh into Connacht, and he destroyed Magh n-Aoi, Magh Luirg and Dún Iomdháin. They went through Connacht past Áth Liag eastwards, and from thence to Dublin, the kingship of which they took.

Annal MCB1155.

MCB1155.0

1155

MCB1155.1

A.D.1155. Amhlaoibh Ó hEidirsgeóil, king of Corca Laoighdhe, was killed in front of the church of Bréanainn of Birr.

Annal MCB1156.

MCB1156.0

1156

MCB1156.1

A.D. 1156. Cuiléan Ó Cuiléin, king of Uí Chonaill Gabhra, was killed by Ó Cinn Fhaoladh, and he himself was killed forthwith in retribution.

MCB1156.2

Toirdhealbhach son of Aodh an Gha Bhearnaigh son of Ruaidhrí na Soidhe Buidhe [Ó Conchobhair], high-king of the Teóra Connachta, defenders of Ireland, and its king with opposition according to some, died.

Annal MCB1157.

MCB1157.0

1157

MCB1157.1

A.D. 1157. A foray by Tighearnán Ó Ruairc into Leinster. Diarmaid Mac Murchadha and the Galls of Dublin overtook him at Cuasán Í Bhraoin and put him and the men of Bréifne to flight.

MCB1157.2

Lismore, including houses and churches, was burned for the most part.

MCB1157.2

Daimhinis was burned, including houses and churches.

Annal MCB1158.

MCB1158.0

1158

MCB1158.1

A.D. 1158. A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn together with [the men of] the north of Ireland came to Limerick to demand hostages from Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain.

MCB1158.2

Brian son of Donnchadh Ó Briain and Donnchadh son of Aodh Ó Cearbhaill, son of the king of the Eóghanacht Locha Léin, killed each other, after they had killed the son of Aodh Ó Ceallachain, two of the Uí Dhonnchadha, and many others on the same day.

MCB1158.3

A hosting by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc to Áth na Casbearna in the territory of Uí Sheaghain. A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn and Donnchadh Ó Cearbhaill to meet them there. A battle was fought between them, in which the Connachtmen, the Uí Bhriúin, and the Conmhaicne were routed, and slaughter inflicted on them.

MCB1158.4

Amhlaoibh son of Aonghus Ó Donnchadha went on a foray to Uaithne, and Ó hIfearnáin, Ó Cathail, and many others were killed by him.

MCB1158.5

Conchobhar son of Domhnall Ó Briain and his son were blinded by Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain.

MCB1158.6

The great church of Achadh Dá Eó was completed by Amhlaoibh son of Aonghus Ó Donnchadha.

MCB1158.7

The same Amhlaoibh Ó Donnchadha, high king of Eóghanachta Locha Léin, usurper of West Munster, was killed in Magh Breoghain on the bank of the Suir by Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and [the men of] Thomond, and Mathghamhain son of Mathghamhain son of Mac Carthaigh was killed with him. His own family and his people took the body of Amhlaoibh to Achadh Dá Eó, and he was honourably buried by them with hymns and psalms and Masses on the right side of the church which he himself had built in honour of the Trinity and Mary.

MCB1158.8

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall [Ó Lochlainn] with the Oirghialla, the Ulaidh, and Cinéal Conaill into Connacht, and they destroyed Dún Mór and many other towns, and returned home without peace or battle.

MCB1158.9

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall [Ó Lochlainn] with [the men of] the north of Ireland, and they gave the kingship of Midhe, to Donnchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and they plundered the Uí Fhionnaláin and the greater part of Dealbhna.

Annal MCB1159.

MCB1159.0

1159

MCB1159.1

A.D. 1159. Aodh Ó hOisin, the archbishop from whom Giolla Aodha of Cork is named, died.

MCB1159.2

Donnchadh Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, was treacherously killed by the Uí Fhionnaláin.

MCB1159.3

Domhnall son of Maol Muaidh [Ó Mathghamhna], king of Cinéal mBécce, was killed by the Uí Mhathghamhna.

MCB1160.0

1160

MCB1160.1

A.D. 1160. A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn with [the men of] the north of Ireland, the men of Midhe, the Leinstermen, and the Galls of Dublin; and they divided all Bréifne and Connacht, and Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, submitted to Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn.

Annal MCB1163.

MCB1163.0

1163

MCB1163.1

A.D. 1163. Donnchadh son of Donnchadh son of Cithach Mac Carthaigh, candle of generosity and valour of Clann Charthaigh, was treacherously killed by Diarmaid son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach after excelling one another(?) ... Mo Chuda as well as all the other relics between them.

MCB1163.2

War broke out between Somhairle Mac Giolla Adhamhnáin, king of the Hebrides ... of Scotland with a great fleet came from Dublin.

MCB1163.3

A foray by Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain against Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh] through Druim Fínghin, and he carried off many cows.

Annal MCB1164.

MCB1164.0

1164

MCB1164.1

A.D. 1164. Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain joined with Thomond against his own father, and they banished him to the house of Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh] at Lismore. He gave hostages and military service to Diarmaid son of Cormac for assisting him against Muircheartach, his son, and Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht.

MCB1164.2

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain and by Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair in pursuit of his father to banish him from the son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh]. Giolla Ailbhe Ó Deadhaidh was killed by them, and they turned back without banishing Toirdhealbhach or making peace with the son of Cormac.

MCB1164.3

A hosting by Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn with the men of Fearnmhagh, the Cinéal Conaill, and the [Cinéal] Eóghain into Ulaidh. They destroyed the monastery of the monks of Newry, and plundered Sabhall Pádraig in Rinn Móin, Downpatrick, Aointreabh, Baile Cluig Comhghaill, all Ulaidh, and almost all Dál n-Araidhe, and they banished Domhnall son of Cú Uladh [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] from the kingship of Ulaidh.

MCB1164.4

A hosting by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc in ... and they plundered the people of Inis Pádraig, and the nuns, and they burned a large part of it.

Annal MCB1165(1166).

MCB1165.0

1165

MCB1165.1

A.D. 1165. Armagh, together with its three churches, was burned, except St. Paul's church, and from Dair Colaim Cille to Craobh Brighde.

MCB1165.2

Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn, king of Oileach, captured Eochaidh son of Cú Uladh Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, his own gossip, at Camus Comhghaill, in his Easter house, after they had been at the same guest-table up to that, and he carried him off to Inis Aonaigh and blinded him there, in violation of the protection of Patrick's coarb, the Bachall Íosa, Clog an Udhachta, Soisgéala Mártain, Míosach Cairnigh, the three shrines in Teampall na Sgrín, together with the relics of the north of Ireland, and in violation of the protection of Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, together with the nobles of the north of Ireland, including Cinéal Conaill and Cinéal Eóghain, laymen and clergy. An account reached Ó Cearbhaill of this violation of his protection and of the blinding of his foster-son. He made peace with Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, and Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, and taking with him the Oirghialla south of Sliabh Beatha, the Conmhaicne, and the Uí Bhriúin, he went into Tír Eóghain. Muircheartach son of Niall [Ó Lochlainn] was at Teallach Óg, and he came to Fiodh Ó nEachach to meet Ó Cearbhaill, and they fought a battle there in which Cinéal Eóghain were defeated, and Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn, king of Oileach, was killed and his head cut off for the [outraged] honour of Jesus, Patrick, and Ó Cearbbaill. Ó Cearbhaill went from there to Magh nImchláir, and Aodh Ó Néill proclaimed his kingship of Cinéal Eóghain.

MCB1165.3

At that time Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, carried off by force Derborguill, daughter of Murchadh Mac Floinn, wife of Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne and Midhe according to some books. When Tighearnán heard of this, he sent word to Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, and setting out together, with the Galls of Dublin, the men of Midhe, and the Uí Fhaoláin, they burned Fearna Mhór Maodhóg with all its churches, and brought away hostages from Mac Murchadha.

MCB1165.4

Another hosting by Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair with the same people to Fearna, in which he demolished Mac Murchadha's stone house, and they banished himself eastwards oversea to the king of England [who was] in France.

MCB1165.5

The king of England at that time was King Henry, Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine, and Anjou, and Lord of Wales and Scotland, according to the books of the Galls. On Mac Murchadha's arrival, the king welcomed him and kept him with him for a while, and then allowed him to return to England with letters and treasure. As it was not possible for himself or hit forces to go with Mac Murchadha, he gave permission to everyone who wished to go with Mac Murchadha to Ireland for the purpose of recovering his territory.

MCB1165.6

Mac Murchadha came to Bristol and made a treaty with Richard FitzGilbert, Earl of Striguil; Áine, daughter of Mac Murchadha, was to be given in marriage to the Earl, and the province of Leinster after Mac Murchadha's death, in consideration of his coming to Ireland to effect the conquest for Mac Murchadha in the ensuing summer.

MCB1165.7

Mac Murchadha left Bristol and went to the north of Wales. The king of Wales at this time was Rhys ap Gruffudd. Mac Murchadha came to him, and complained of his own case and of how he was exiled, and requested help of him. The king granted him that, and treated him well.

Annal MCB1166.

MCB1166.0

1166

MCB1166.1

A.D. 1166. A hosting of Ireland by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair to Machaire Arda Macha, from there to Bealach Gréine, to Teach Damhnatan, through An Fotair over Sliabh Beatha, in Magh Leamhna, and to Fearnach na Meabhla ... The nobles of the north came to meet him, and gave him four hostages: two from north of the Mountain and two from south of the Mountain, so that Ruaidhrí was then named King of Ireland.

Annal MCB1167.

MCB1167.0

1167

MCB1167.1

A.D. 1167. Mac Murchadha came to an agreement with the king of Wales concerning the help he had promised to send with him to Ireland. The king aided him by giving him Robert FitzStephen, whom he had in prison for three years, and by affirming to Mac Murchadha that he would come to Ireland with him in consideration of his release, together with as much of a following as he could get. Mac Murchadha crossed the sea from there to Fearna, and was in hiding there throughout the Spring.

MCB1167.2

Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid Ó Briain, king of almost all Ireland, died.

MCB1167.3

Muircheartach Dúin na Sgiath, son of that Toirdhealbhach, was killed and burned by Conchobhar son of the son of Conchobhar Ó Briain, i.e. Slapar Salach. This Conchobhar, Slapar Salach, was killed by Maol Seachlainn Ó Faoláin and his son three days after that.

MCB1167.4

Éanna son of Diarmaid Mac Murchadha was blinded by Domhnall Mac Giolla. Phádraig, king of Osraighe.

MCB1167.5

Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill, high-king of Oirghialla, who obtained the kingship of Midhe as far as Clochán na hImrime, and the kingship of Ulaidh, and to whom was offered many times the kingship of Cinéal Eóghain, chief ornament of the north of Ireland, and even of all Ireland, for appearance, wisdom, bravery, friendship, brotherliness, vigour, kingship, power, for bestowing treasure, food, bounty, and reward to laymen and clergy, for overwhelming all evil and exalting all goodness, for protecting bells, croziers, and the monasteries of canons and monks, and like unto Solomon for peacefulness in his own native territory and towards every territory around, died after repentance, having bequeathed much gold, silver, and stock, and having partaken of the Body of Christ.

MCB1167.6

Robert FitzStephen came to Ireland, as he had promised Mac Murchadha, with thirty knights, three score esquires, and three hundred archers. They made port at Banabh, and leaving their ships, encamped at the harbour until Mac Murchadha arrived with five hundred supporters. The principal knights who came there with Robert FitzStephen were, Maurice FitzGerald, Robert de Barry, Meiler FitzHenry, and Hervey de Montmorency: it was this Hervey who endowed the monastery of Dúin Bróith. They confirmed their agreement, and unfurling their banners they proceeded with one accord to attack Wexford, and captured it. After its capture, Mac Murchadha, as he had promised, handed it over to Robert FitzStephen and Maurice FitzGerald, together with the county to the east and the west of it. He went from thence to Osraighe, where he inflicted slaughter and took hostages from Mac Giolla Phádraig as an earnest of submission to him.

MCB1167.7

An account of these events reached Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, who was titled King of Ireland at that time. He assembled those of the forces of Ireland who were his lieges, and went to Fearna. Mac Murchadha was in the fastnesses of a wood near Fearna, and they made peace: Diarmaid Mac Murchadha was to receive Ó Conchobhair's daughter as wife, and Mac Murchadha was to send back the knights, and not to bring any more foreigners to Ireland, nor to support them there. He gave up his own halidoms and his son to Ó Conchobhair in token of his fulfilment of that agreement.

MCB1167.8

A short time after this, Mac Murchadha sent letters to England for Richard, Earl of Striguil. The Earl sent Raymond le Gros FitzGerald with ten knights and seventy archers to assist Mac Murchadha and the knights, for he was a son of the paternal uncle of Robert FitzStephen and Maurice FitzGerald, according to the books of the Galls.

MCB1167.9

Raymond landed, four miles east of Waterford, and when Maol Seachlainn Ó Faoláin and the people of Waterford learned of his arrival, they set out, three thousand strong, to attack Raymond in the fortress in which he was. Raymond struck the first man of them who crossed the moat on the head with his sword, and split his head in two. When the crowd nearest saw this, they at once fled, towards their people, and when the rearguard saw the van fleeing towards them, they too fled, and the English pursued them and inflicted slaughter on them by drowning and by killing.

MCB1167.10

Domhnall Mór Ó Briain son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha took the kingship of Thomond, and Brian son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain was blinded by him.

Annal MCB1169(1170).

MCB1169.0

1169

MCB1169.1

A.D. 1169. Thomas of Canterbury, archbishop of Canterbury and primate of all England, was killed within the church of Canterbury by the retainers of Henry, son of the Empress, king of England.

MCB1169.2

Richard, Earl of Striguil, came to Ireland with two hundred knights and a thousand archers to the assistance of Mac Murchadha on St. Bartholomew's Day. Mac Murchadha came with his knights to meet them, and gave his married daughter, Áine, to the Earl, in consideration of his assisting him to conquer Ireland. On the following day they proceeded to Waterford and took it.

MCB1169.3

When Diarmaid son of Mac Carthaigh heard of this, he went with all the Munstermen he could get to Waterford to meet them. They fought a battle there, and Cathal son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha, Raghnall Ó Ríoghbhardáin, and the son of Íomhar Ó Cathail were killed, and there was slaughter of the English on the other side.

MCB1169.4

Mac Murchadha and the Earl went with their knights to Dublin, and they drove out all the Norse, the merchants, and the inhabitants who were there, killed or drowned many women and men and youths, and carried off much gold and silver and apparel. The English Earl left the care of these, as well as of the town, in the hands of Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, to avenge the wicked slaying of his father by the people of Dublin before that, when a dead dog was buried with his body in the ground as a mark of hatred and contempt.

MCB1169.5

Mac Murchadha with his Galls and Gaels plundered the most of Midhe and Cluain Ioraird, and set Ceanannas and Bréifne on fire.

Annal MCB1171.

MCB1171.0

1171

MCB1171.1

A.D. 1171. Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, died at Fearna.

MCB1171.2

Iohannes Orcach and [Haskulf son of Raghnall son of] Thorkil, two officials of Dublin, came to Ireland with three score shiploads of Norsemen to avenge their reverse and their expulsion from Dublin. The Norse and the English fought a battle around Dublin, in which the two one-time officials of Dublin were killed, with slaughter of the Norse fleet.

MCB1171.3

Maghnus son of Cú Uladh son of Conchobhar [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] king of Ulaidh, was killed by his own brother, Donn Sleibhe.

MCB1171.4

A hosting by Tighearnán Ó Ruairc with the forces of Uí Bhriúin, Domhnall son of Maol Seachlainn Crosaoh [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn with the men of] Oirthear Midhe, and Murchadh Ó Cearbhaill with the Oirghialla and Uí Mheith, to drive the knights from Dublin. The English went to Ceall Maighneann, to meet the Irish, and they fought a battle, in which the Galls were defeated, and the Gaels pursued beyond the town, eastwards and southwards, all those who did not go into the town with the knights. Ó Ruairc remained on the green of the town with a small force of horse, and when the knights saw him, they sallied forth from the town against him, killing Aodh, son of Tigheaman Ó Ruairc; and Ó Ruairc was defeated. When the Irish saw Ó Ruairc fleeing, they themselves fled, and the knights pursued them, killing many of them. So far the rout of An Luaithreadh.

Annal MCB1172.

MCB1172.0

1172

MCB1172.1

A.D. 1172. Henry son of the Empress, King of England, Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine, and Anjou, came to Ireland with five hundred knights and numerous cavalry and infantry, and entered Waterford harbour on the feast of St. Luke the Apostle.

MCB1172.2

The Pope at that time was Alexander III, the Emperor was Frederick [Barbarossa], and Louis [VII] was King of France: Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair was over Ireland. Aodh Ó Néill over Cinéal Eóghain and the whole province. Donn Sléibhe son of Cú Uladh son of Conchobhar [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] over the Ulaidh. Domhnall Mór son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha over Thomond and one of the two provinces of Munster. Diarmaid son of Cormac son of Muireadheach Mac Carthaigh over the other province. Donnchadh son of Cian son of Donnchadh Donn son of Cú Mara son of Brodchú son of Mathghamhain son of Cian son of Maol Muaidh [Ó Mathghamhna] over Uí Eachach. Lochlainn Ó Mic Thíre over Uí Mac Caille. Maol Seachlainn Ó Faoláin over Déise. Domhnall Ó Giolla Phádraig over Osraighe. Domhnall Caomhánach son of Mac Murchadha over Leinster. Murchadh son of Donnchadh son of Cú Chaisil Ó Cearbhaill over Oirghialla and the men of Fearnmhagh. Dornhnall son of Maol Seachlainn Crosach [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn] over Oirthear Midhe. Tighearnán Ó Ruairc over Gairbhthrian Connacht, and he was called King of Midhe.

MCB1172.3

The King of England was not long in Waterford when Diarmaid Mór [Mac Carthaigh] came into his house and gave hostages and made submission to him. Shortly after that, Domhnall Mór Ó Briain and Donnchadh son of Cian Ó Mathghamhna went to meet him on the banks of the Suir, and made submission to him.

MCB1172.4

The King of England went from thence to Dublin, and the Leinstermen and Domhnall Caomhanach submitted to him.

MCB1172.5

Tighearnán Ó Ruairc, Murchadh son of Donnchadh Ó Cearbhaill, and Donn Sléibhe [Mac Duinn Shléibhe], king of Ulaidh, came into the house of the King at Dublin and made submission to him.

Annal MCB1173.

MCB1173.0

1173

MCB1173.1

A.D. 1173. The King of England departed from Ireland, leaving Hugo de Lacy as constable in his place with great power.

MCB1173.2

Numerous churches were destroyed by the English after the King had left.

MCB1173.3

Tighearnán Ó Ruairc was killed by the constable, Hugo de Lacy, and Clann Ghearailt on Cnoc Í Ruairc, when he had come to meet them. Seven knights of them waited on their horses, and when they found Ó Ruairc coming to where the constable was, they pierced him with spears, cut off his head, and hung his body, feet upwards, at the north side of Ceall na Truan.

MCB1173.4

Domhnall son of Giolla na Naomh Ó Fearghail was killed by the same Englishmen.

MCB1173.5

Dorm Sléibhe son of Cú Uladh son of Conchobhar Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, was killed by Uí Eachach, Uí Bhreasail, and Uí Niallain, with great slaughter of the Ulaidh, to avenge the killing of Mac Giolla Easpuig in violation of the relics and clergy of the north of Ireland a fortnight before that.

MCB1173.6

Ruaidhrí son of Cú Uladh [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] took the kingship of Ulaidh, and Niall son of Cú Uladh, his own brother, was blinded by him.

MCB1173.7

Giolla Aodha, bishop of Cork, died.

MCB1174.0

1174

MCB1174.1

A.D. 1174. The Earl of Striguil came to Uí Chinnsealaigh, and Domhnall Caomhánach [Mac Murchadha] and Uí Chinnsealaigh killed two hundred of his people.

MCB1174.2

The same Earl came into Munster to Lismore and plundered it completely, and levied a thousand marks from the legate, as a tribute from the great church. He turned back to Dublin from there.

Annal MCB1175.

MCB1175.0

1175

MCB1175.1

A.D. 1175. Domhnall Mór Ó Briain inflicted a defeat on the Saxon Earl and the knights at Thurles and killed four knights and seven hundred others of his people there.

MCB1175.2

When the people of Waterford heard of this, they killed the two hundred English who were left to garrison them, together with their constable.

MCB1175.3

The Earl went from thence by. night to an island to the east of Waterford, and was two months there before he went to Dublin.

Annal MCB1176.

MCB1176.0

1176

MCB1176.1

A.D. 1176. A hosting by Domhnall Ó Briain to Eóghanacht Locha Léin, and from thence to Ciarraighe [Luachra], and he plundered there both church and lay property.

MCB1176.2

Diarmaid Mór Mac Carthaigh was captured by Cormac Liathánach, his own son, who proclaimed himself king in place of his father.

MCB1176.3

Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh Ó Maoil Ruanaidh, king of Fir Mhanach, was burned by his own kinsmen in the round tower of Daimhinis.

MCB1176.4

Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh] came out and took his kingship.

MCB1176.5

Tadhg Ó Briain's son and Mathghamhain Ó Briain were blinded by Domhnall Mór Ó Briain.

MCB1176.6

Domhnall Caomhánach, Mac Giolla Phádraig, and Raymond FitzGerald with his knights, came to Limerick and captured and plundered it.

MCB1176.7

CormacLiáthanach son of Diarmaid Mór Mac Carthaigh was killed by Cathal Odhar [Mac Carthaigh], Conchobhar Ó Donnchadha, and the nobles of Desmond, and the Uí Shuilleabháin in particular, to avenge his capture and deposition of his own father, and the killing by him of Mac Craith Ó Súilleabháin and Conchobhar Ó Domhnaill, together with many others, when he was taking Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh prisoner.

MCB1176.8

Domhnall Caomhánach and Ó Giolla Phádraig, with their knights, came from Limerick into Múscraighe Aodha;, and plundered Bealach Átha and Cúil Eimhne. Diarmaid son of Cormac [Mac Carthaigh] went to meet them,and made peace, with them, and all the hostages of Munster they had were left with him.

MCB1176.9

The people of Thomond themselves burned and razed Limerick, lest the English should return there to depose him [i.e. Diarmaid].

MCB1176.10

The English hanged Maghnus Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, whom they had in captivity; and they built castles at Domhnach Seachlainn, at Trim, at Sgrín Coluim Cille, at Navan, and at Cnoghbha.

MCB1176.11

Niall son of Muircheartach son of Niall Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, was killed by Muinntear Bhranáin na Glinne.

MCB1176.12

A hosting by Maol Sheachlainn Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, into Ulaidh, and he carried off their hostages.

MCB1176.13

A foray by the English of Dublin and Midhe to Fionncharn Sléibhe Modhornn and Gort Conaing, and they killed people, and carried off many cows.

MCB1176.14

Another foray by them to the north of Sliabh Fuaid, where they did much plundering. The men of Fearnmhagh attacked them at Fiodh Conaille and killed a large number of them.

MCB1176.15

The Galls of Dublin and Midhe laid waste Oirghialla from the Boyne to Sliabh Fuaid, and Richard Fleming built a castle at Dumhach Sláine.

MCB1176.16

Richard Earl of Striguil died an unholy death in Dublin, as was fitting, after a long wasting sickness, in punishment for all the churches of saints he had plundered and ravaged.

MCB1176.17

A hosting by Maol Sheachlainn Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, with the CinDál Eóghain and the men of Fearnmhagh and Oirghialla, to Sláine, to attack Richard Fleming. They demolished and razed the castle that Richard had built at Dumhach Sláine, through a miracle of God, Patrick, bishop Erc, and the holy men whose churches Richard had ravaged and plundered, and they carried off all the people, horses, and other wealth they found there.

MCB1176.18

Cú Muighe Ó Floinn, king of Uí Thuirtre, Fir Lí, Dál Riada, and Dál nAraidhe, was treacherously killed by his brother Cú Midhe Ó Floinn and by the Fir Lí.

Annal MCB1177.

MCB1177.0

1177

MCB1177.1

A.D. 1177. Muircheartach son of the son of Domhnall Mac Carthaigh took Miles de Cogan and FitzStephen with him to Cork and plundered it, and they made an encampment there. A troop of them went from Cork to attack Waterford, and the Irish rose against them from every side of Lismore and killed well-nigh all the English.

MCB1177.2

A great war broke out between Domhnall Mór Ó Briain and Diarmaid Mór Mac Carthaigh, and they laid waste from Limerick to Cork, and from Clár Doire Mhóir and Waterford to Cnoc Bréanainn, both church and lay property. The Uí Mac Caille fled southwards across the Lee into Uí Eachach, the Eóghanacht Locha Léin fled to Féardhruim in Uí Eachach, the Ciarraighe Luahra into Thomond, the Uí Chairbre, the Uí Chonaill, and the Uí Dhonnabháin into Eóghanacht Locha Léin, and to [the country] around Mangarta.

MCB1177.3

A hosting by Domhnall Mór Ó Briain to Munster, and he reached Cnoc Bréanainn and plundered it.

MCB1177.4

Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha, Cuilean Ó Cuiléin, and the nobles of Desmond made a raid on Machaire Caisil to exact retribution for the westward raid, as the poet said:

    1. Wretched is Munster of the steeds,
      between Eóghan and Cormac:
      a westward raid by noble Síol Cormaic,
      an eastward raid by SÍol Eóghain.

MCB1177.5

Domhnall Ó Briain and Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh made peace there with one another.

Annal MCB1178.

MCB1178.0

1178

MCB1178.1

A.D. 1178. The valiant knight John de Courcy came secretly with a band of knights and archers from Dublin to Downpatrick, and reaching it unperceived, they made a dyke from sea to sea about Downpatrick. The Ulaidh then assembled, under Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, to make an attack on Downpatrick against John, but on reaching it they retreated without striking a blow when they saw the Englishmen with their horses in full battle-dress. When the Englishmen saw the Ulaidh in flight, they followed them with their people, and inflicted slaughter upon them, both by drowning and by the sword. The Bachall Fínghin and Bachall Rónáin Fhinn and many other relics were left behind in that slaughter.

MCB1178.2

A hosting by Maol Sheachlainn Ó Lochlainn with Cinéal Eóghain, Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe with the Ulaidh, Giolla an Choimdhe Ó Caráin, Patrick's coarb, having with them the relics of the north of Ireland, together with their clerical keepers to Downpatrick to capture it from John [de Courcy]. When they reached it, they fled without striking a blow, leaving behind Patrick's coarb with his clergy, and the Canóin Pádraig, Fionn Faoidheach Pádraig, Clog Timchill Arda Macha, Bachall Comhghaill, Ceolán Tighearnaigh, Bachall Da-Chiaróg Argail, Bachall Eimhine, Bachall Mhura, and many other relics. There fell there Domhnall Ó Flaithbheartaigh, chieftain of Clann Fhlaithbheartaigh, Conchobhar Ó Ciaralláin, chieftain of Clann Diarmada, Giolla Mic Liag Ó Donnghaile, chieftain of Fir Dhroma, Giolla Criost Ó hAdhmaill, chieftain of Clann Adhmaill, Giolla Mártain Mac Con Allaidh, chieftain of Clann Chonchadha, Giolla Comhghaill Mac Tiúlacáin, chieftain of Muinntear Mhongáin, Cionaoth Mac Cartáin, chieftain of Cinéal Faghartaigh, and many others who cannot be reckoned here. Patrick's coarb was captured, but was released by the English of their own accord, and the Canóin Pádraig and the Ceolán Tighearnaigh were brought back from the Galls, after they had been found in the slaughter, when their young keepers were killed. The Galls have all the other relics still.

MCB1178.3

A hosting by Miles de Cogan and the English of Dublin into Connacht. The Connachtmen themselves burned the churches and houses of the country, all of them that were in level and cleared land. When the English found neither food nor a place to settle down, they turned back to Dublin, broken and weary.

MCB1178.4

A treacherous foray by Miles de Cogan and the Galls of Dublin and Midhe against Louth and Machaire Conaill.

MCB1178.5

Aodh Ó Néill, who was king of Cinéal Eóghain before Maol Sheachlainn Ó Lochlainn, was killed by Maol Sheachlainn near Armagh. Ardghal Ó Lochlainn, a son of that Maol Sheachlainn, son of the king of Oileach, was killed by Aodh at that place.

MCB1178.6

Lismore, Cashel, and Magh Feimhin were plundered by the Galls.

MCB1178.7

Lane Rónáin Fhinn, chief sanctuary of all Ulaidh, was plundered by John de Courcy, and Tomas Ó Corcráin, its erenach, was beheaded.

Annal MCB1179.

MCB1179.0

1179

MCB1179.1

A.D. 1179. Conchobhar son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha was killed by Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh, his own brother.

MCB1179.2

Muircheartach son of the son of Domhnall Mac Carthaigh was killed by Ó hEidirsgeóil at Ros Oihthre.

MCB1179.3

Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha, king of Eóghanacht and Uí Eachach while Donnchadh son of Cian Ó Mathghamhna was in banishment by Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh, the Uí Dhonnchadha, and the Galls, was killed.

MCB1179.4

A defeat of the English of Dublin and Leinster at Tóchar Cluana Eidhneach, and at Fiodh Mór in Laoighis, by the Leinstermen themselves.

MCB1179.5

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on the English, of Ceanannas by Maol Ruanaidh Ó Baoigheallán, with a force of the Dartraighe.

MCB1179.6

Ulaidh was laid waste, both church and lay property, by John de Courcy and the Irish who were along with him.

MCB1179.7

Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, in exile in Tír Eóghain.

MCB1179.8

A foray by John de Courcy into Machaire Conaill and Cuailghne, and they carried off four thousand cows to Cuan Aighneach. Murchadh Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, Maol Ruanaidh Ó Baoighealláin, king of Dartraighe, Giolla Pádraig Ó hAinbheith, king of Mughdhorna and Uí Mheith, and Dubh Inse Mac Aonghusa overtook them and fought a very vigorous battle with them on the shores of the bay, and inflicted slaughter on them, both by drowning and by the sword.

MCB1179.9

An overthrow of battle and dreadful slaughter on John de Courcy at Sgrig Arcaidh by Cú Midhe Ó Floinn, with a force of the Uí Thuirtre and Fir Lí.

MCB1179.10

A treacherous foray by the English of Dublin and Midhe, and they plundered the south of Oirghialla, both church and lay property, from Inis Mochta to Inbhear Bóinne.

Annal MCB1180.

MCB1180.0

1180

MCB1180.1

A.D. 1180. John de Courcy left Downpatrick desolate, and he came to Áth Glaise, and built a castle and dwelt there.

MCB11809.2

Ard Fearta Bréanainn was plundered by Clann Charthaigh, and they carried off all the livestock they found there. They killed many senior clergy within their sanctuary and graveyard.

MCB11809.3

Muircheartach Ó Briain was drowned, and the "snow of the venom" fell this year.

MCB11809.4

Conchobhar Ó Ceallaigh, king of Uí Mhaine, and his only son, with their kinsmen and the nobles of Uí Mhaine, were slain by Conchobhar Maonmhuighe Ó Conchobhair.

MCB11809.5

A new fort [was built] at Leithlinn by the king of England's people.

Annal MCB1181.

MCB1181.0

1181

MCB1181.1

A.D. 1181. Labhrás Ó Tuathail, archbishop of Dublin and Leinster, died at Augum in France, while making peace between the king of England and the Irish.

Annal MCB1182.

MCB1182.0

1182

MCB1182.1

A.D. 1182. A defeat of the Ulaidh, under Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, by Domhnall Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain.

MCB1182.21

Pope Alexander died.

Annal MCB1183.

MCB1183.0

1183

MCB1183.1

A.D. 1183. Miles de Cogan, FitzStephen, Ceann Cuilinn, Robert FitzStephen's son, and five knights were killed, and slaughter was inflicted by the family of Ó Mic Thíre, king of Uí Ghlaisín, on the English at Lismore as they were going to attack Waterford.

MCB1183.2

Defeat and slaughter [inflicted] by Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair on Flaithbheartach Ó Maoil Doraidh, king of Cinéal Conaill, and on Donnchadh Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1183.3

Defeat and, slaughter [inflicted] by John de Courcy at Cúil an Tuaiscirt on Cinéal Eóghain, [Cinéal] Conaill, and Cianachta, and Giolla Críost Ó Cathain, son of the king of Fir na Craoibhe, and Raghnall Ó Brisléin, chieftain of Fána, were killed.

MCB1184.0

1184

MCB1184.1

A.D. 1184. Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht and of Ireland for a time, renounced the world and went to ... on a pilgrimage. Conchobhar Maonmhuighe, son of that Ruaidhrí, took the kingship of Connacht.

MCB1184.2

A hosting by Murchadh Ó Cearbhaill, king of Oirghialla, and Hugo de Lacey, lord of the Galls of Ireland, and they were three nights at Armagh encamped against Tríocha Céad Oiridh and the north of Fearnmhagh.

Annal MCB1185.

MCB1185.0

1185

MCB1185.1

A.D. 1185. Art Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, was killed by Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain.

MCB1185.2

A castle [built] at Ceall Áir in Iarthar Midhe by Hugo de Lacy.

MCB1185.3

Englishmen on Lough Erne with Flaithbheartach Ó Maoil Doraidh ..., and the territories of the lake around were laid waste and plundered by them.

Annal MCB1192.

MCB1192.0

1192

MCB1192.1

A.D. 1192. Great slaughter of the Galls by Domhnall Ó Briain in a battle at Thurles.

MCB1192.2

Numerous castles [were built] by the Galls in Munster, and there were frequent forays in Thomond.

MCB1192.3

Mathghamhain son of Muireadhach Ó Muircheartaigh was killed by the Uí Eachach.

MCB1192.4

Fínghin Lice Lachtáin son of Mac Carthaigh left the Church for the laity, without the advice of monks or clergy.

MCB1192.5

Conchobhar son of Maghnus Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, was killed at Armagh by Ardghal Ó hAnluain, king of Uí Nialláin.

Annal MCB1193.

MCB1193.0

[1193]

MCB1193.1

The castle of Brí Uis was built by the Galls, with the consent of Ó Briain, if the general report be true, as a check on Domhnall son of Mac Carthaigh.

MCB1193.2

Cathal Odhar son of Ceallachán son of Mac Carthaigh was treacherously killed by Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Baghdhun son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach son of Muireadhach Mac Carthaigh.

MCB1193.3

Cú Midhe Ó Floirin, king of Uí Thuirtre and Fir Lí, was treacherously killed by the followers of John de Courcy, in Aointreabh.

Annal MCB1194.

MCB1194.0

[1194]

MCB1194.1

Fínghin son of Mac Carthaigh turned against his own brother and took him prisoner.

MCB1194.2

Domhnall Mór son of Toirdhealbhach son of Diarmaid son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Brian Bóramha died this year. Muircheartach, his son, took the kingship of Thomond.

MCB1194.3

Muircheartach son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain was treacherously taken prisoner by the Galls and blinded by them.

MCB1194.4

Tadhg son of Mathgharnhain Ó Briain was treacherously killed by the Galls at Cashel, despite the protection of the legate and Patrick.

MCB1194.5

Giolla Ailbhe Ó Caoimh and his kinsman were treacherously killed by the Galls, with the approval of Mac Carthaigh's son.

Annal MCB1195.

MCB1195.0

1195

MCB1195.1

A.D. 1195. Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, came to Munster and demolished many of the castles of the Galls there, and everybody thought that the Galls of Munster would be destroyed by himself, Síol Briain, and Clann Charthaigh.

MCB1196.1

The churches of Tír Eóghain were plundered and laid waste by Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh. The churches of Domhnach Mór, the refectory of Cruimthear Coluim, the church of Doire Loráin, and Tearmann Comáin were plundered, and the church of Díseart Dá Chríoch was burned.

Annal MCB1196.

MCB1196.0

1196

MCB1196.1

A.D. 1196. Donnchadh Ó Donnagáin was killed by Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, with the assent of Fínghin son of Mac Carthaigh.

MCB1196.2

Conchobhar Ruadh son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain captured Donnchadh Cairbreach son of Domhnall Mór, and robbed Mac Con Ó hEidirsgeóil; and Giolla na bhFlann Ó Súilleabháin died.

MCB1196.3

A prey [taken] by Domhnall son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh] from the castle of Ceall Fiacla, and eight Galls were killed there, and two of their nobles were taken by him as hostages. He demolished castles in Uí Mac Caille, and put people to death.

MCB1196.4

A hosting by the Galls of Munster and Cork, and they sent marauders throughout Féardhruim, and killed Corc Ó Muircheartaigh, and Giolla Mucuille Ó Céadfadha, and the son of Buadhach Ó Súilleabháin, and many others. Slaughter was inflicted on the Galls as they were returning to Cork.

MCB1196.5

A hosting by Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair and the nobles of Munster came to destroy Cork, but Domhnall son of Mac Carthaigh prevented them, after he had handed over the town on his own conditions to the Galls.

MCB1196.6

Louth was plundered and burned, together with its castle, by Niall Mac Mathghamhna and John de Courcy.

MCB1196.7

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Cinéal Eóghain and the Oirthir on Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, king of Ulaidh, near Armagh.

MCB1196.8

Muircheartach Ó Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, was treacherously killed by Conchobhar Ó Cathain and the Cinéal Eóghain themselves, in violation of the security of Patrick and his saints, the Three Shrines, the Canóin, and Clog an Udhachta.

Annal MCB1197.

MCB1197.0

1197

MCB1197.1

A.D. 1197. Conchobhar Ruadh Ó Briain turned against Donnchadh Cairbreach, his own kinsman, and brought Galls with him to Thomond, which they plundered, both church and lay property. They killed Cú Meadha Mac Con Mara, Conchobhar Ó Cuinn, and many others.

MCB1197.2

A hosting by the Galls to Durrus, but they did no harm there other than the burning of churches, and they turned back.

MCB1197.3

Conchobhar Ó Cathain, king of Fir na Craoibhe and Cianachta, fell by the power of Patrick together with his saints and relics, in retribution for the violation of his security.

MCB1197.4

Flaithbheartach Ó Maoil Doraidh, king of Cinéal Conaill, Cinéal Eóghain and the territories as far as Eas Dara and Loch Gile in the north of Bréifne, died after he had renounced the world.

MCB1197.5

A hosting by John de Courcy past Tuaim into Tír Eóghain to Ard Sratha, Magh Nidh, Ráith Both, and Derry. A battle between him and Cinéal Conaill at Cnoc na Sgam, in which slaughter was inflicted on them, and Eachmharcach Ó Dochartaigh, their king, was killed. John plundered well-nigh all Inis Eóghain, and returned in triumph.

Annal MCB1198.

MCB1198.0

1198

MCB1198.1

A.D. 1198. Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, who had the kingship of Ireland for a time, died on a pilgrimage at Cunga, having renounced the world.

MCB1198.2

A castle [was built] by the Galls at Ard Pádraig.

MCB1198.3

Muircheartach son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain was banished by his kinsman, Conchobhar Ruadh son of Domhnall Mór, out of Thomond, and he himself took the kingship in Thomond after him.

Annal MCB1199.

MCB1199.0

1199

MCB1199.1

1. A.D. 1199. Richard, king of England, died, and John, his brother, took the kingship of England.

MCB1199.2

Richard Carew, a noble baron, died at Cork.

MCB1199.3

A great war was made by the Galls on the Gaels, in which the territory froze the Shannon to Féardhruim was laid waste.

MCB1199.4

A castle [was built] by the Galls at Eas Geibhtine.

MCB1200.0

1200

MCB1200.1

A.D. 1200. Slaughter [was inflicted] on the Oirthir through the treachery of Sliabh Fuaid by the followers of John de Courcy.

MCB1200.2

Slaughter [was inflicted] on the Connachtmen by the Galls of Midhe, and Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Iarthar Connacht, was killed.

MCB1200.3

Cathal son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, banished Cathal Carrach son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe into Munster.

MCB1200.4

The Galls of Munster went with Cathal Carrach into Connacht and banished Cathal Croibhdhearg to John de Courcy in Ulaidh, and set up Cathal Carrach in his place.

MCB1200.5

A foray by Ruaidhrí [Mac Duinn Shléibhe] with the Galls of Ardee against Armagh. He made another foray against Inis Caoin Deagha Mic Cairill and plundered the town and its church.

Annal MCB1201.

MCB1201.0

1201

MCB1201.1

A.D. 1201. Gerald son of Maurice [FitzGerald], Anadh Ó Súilleabháin, and Fionghuine Ó Caoimh, king of Fir Mhuighe, died.

MCB1201.2

A great hosting by William de Burgo and by Muircheartach, Conchobhar Ruadh, and Donnchadh Cairbreach,—three sons of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain—together with the Galls of Cork and Munster. They were a week at Ceann Eich, and they killed Amhlaoibh Ó Donnabháin, king of Uí Chairbre Éabha, and some of the Galls were killed, including Mac Coisdealbha. The legate and the bishops of Munster came and made peace between Síol Briain and Clann Charthaigh and Ó Mathghamhna and William de Burgo. William allowed Síol Briain to go home, and he himself remained in Cork for most of the winter.

MCB1201.3

Ruaidhrí Mac Duinn Shléibhe, late king of Ulaidh, was killed by a few of the followers of John de Courcy.

MCB1201.4

Niall Ó hÉignigh, king of Oirghialla and Fir Mhanach, came with a full muster of troops, together with Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, to recover the kingship of Connacht. Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on them by Cathal Carrach son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe [Ó Conchobhair] at Eas Dara, and Niall Ó hÉignigh, Donnchadh Mac Tighearnáin, lord of Clann Fhearghaile, the king of Fir Luirg, and many others were killed.

MCB1201.5

John de Courcy and the Galls of Ulaidh and Midhe [were] in Connacht with Cathal Croibhdhearg son of Toirdhealbhach to recover his kingship. Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Cathal son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe and the Connachtmen on that force, and John went eastwards across Loch Rí and the family of Hugo de Lacy took him prisoner, and hostages of the nobility of the Galls of Ulaidh had to be given for him. That was the defeat of An Forbhar.

Annal MCB1202.

MCB1202.0

1202

MCB1202.1

A.D. 1202. A hosting by the Galls of Munster, William [de Burgo], Cathal Croibhdhearg son of Toirdhealbhach, and Síol Briain into Connacht. Cathal Carrach, son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe with a full muster of troops came before them out of Coirrshliabh, and they fought a battle in which Cathal Carrach son of Conchobhar Maonmhuighe was killed; and Cathal Croibhdhearg took the kingship of Connacht.

MCB1202.2

Conchobhar Ruadh son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain came to Muircheartach son of Domhnall, his kinsman, on a foray. The followers of Muircheartach overtook him and killed him.

MCB1202.3

John Carrtanoin came to Ireland from Pope Innocent.

MCB1202.4

A castle [was built] by Hugo de Lacy ... in Dún Ocalla above Loch Righe.

Annal MCB1203.

MCB1203.0

1203

MCB1203.1

A.D. 1203. A windy, wet summer, with famine and wars.

MCB1203.2

Clonmacnois and the churches and territories of Connacht were ravaged and plundered by William de Burgo.

MCB1203.3

Low Sunday on the second day of May this year.

MCB1203.4

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh] on the Galls at Bearn Mic Íomhair.

MCB1203.5

The Order of the Friars Minor was confirmed and a Rule was given to them.

MCB1203.6

A battle between Hugo de Lacy and John de Courcy at Downpatrick in which John was captured and his people slaughtered, so that he had to surrender his lordship and his castellation to Hugo.

Annal MCB1204.

MCB1204.0

1204

MCB1204.1

A.D. 1204. John de Courcy came with the Cinéal Eóghain from the north into Ulaidh to recover his lordship. Walter de Lacy with a force from Midhe came from the south against him, and between them they ravaged Ulaidh.

MCB1204.2

Hugo de Lacy an Earl and Justiciar from the king of England in Ireland.

MCB1204.3

Murchadh son of Murchadh son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha, king of Eóghanacht Locha Lain, died.

Annal MCB1206.

MCB1206.0

1206

MCB1206.1

A.D. 1206. Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Badhun, son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach, died at Corr Tighe Mic Curmainn, having held the kingship for twenty years. It was by this Domhnall that Geoffrey de Cogan was killed, and he was flayed, together with his speckled kerns, to avenge his father. It was he who inflicted the defeats of Inis Eóghanain, Ceall Mo-Chumóg, Bearn Mic Íomhair, Srón Olair and many other battles, who hanged seven officials, and who demolished the castles of Lismore, Dún Coireadha, Cora, Uí Mhairile, and all Uí Mac Caille.

MCB1206.2

Fínghin son of Mac Carthaigh took the kingship. Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh], Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, and Donnchadh na hImirce Timchill son of Cian, son of Donnchadh Donn, son of Cú Mara, son of Brodchú, son of Mathghamhain; son of Cian, son of Maol Muaidh [Ó Mathghamhna] deposed that Fínghin within a year, and all Munstermen from that on, and there was great destruction that year from Gall and Gael in all Munster.

MCB1206.3

Hugo de Lacy was ten days and ten nights in Armagh plundering it.

MCB1206.4

The monastery of Peter and Paul was plundered and burned by Bratach Buile Ó Maothagain and Mac Mathghamhna's bandits.

MCB1206.5

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on John de Courcy at Carrickfergus.

MCB1206.6

Teach Damhnata, Ceall Muragáin, and Clones were burned by Hugo de Lacy.

MCB1206.7

The castle of Dún Lóich was built by the Galls.

Annal MCB1207.

MCB1207.0

1207

MCB1207.1

A.D. 1207. Armagh was again plundered about St. Bridget's Day by Hugo de Lacy.

MCB1207.2

Éigneachan Ó Domhnaill, king of Cinéal Conaill, and many others were killed by Niall Mac Mathghamhna, the Fir Mhanach, and Tuath Ratha, as they were plundering the country as far as Fochraobh.

Annal MCB1209.

MCB1209.0

1209

MCB1209.1

A.D. 1209. A hosting by Fínghin son of Cormac Muighe Thamhnach [Mac Carthaigh] to Caman Mónadh, and there was a fleet to meet him in Uí Ráthach, and they killed a great number of people and cattle. This Fínghin was killed by the Uí Shuilleabháin at Leac Lachtáin [in a dispute] concerning division of booty. Gearr Uille's son struck him with an axe.

MCB1209.2

A battle between Cinéal Eóghain and Cinéal Conaill near Fathan Mura, in which Cathbharr Ó Domhnaill, king of Cinéal Conaill, together with many of the Cinéal Conaill, was killed.

MCB1209.3

Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin son of Mac Carthaigh took the kingship.

MCB1209.4

Fínghin son of Fínghin Lice Lachtáin [Mac Carthaigh] was killed by the Galls of Cork.

Annal MCB1210.

MCB1210.0

1210

MCB1210.1

A.D. 1210. John, king of England, lord of the Galls of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Earl of Anjou came with a great fleet to Waterford. Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain came to him, and he knighted him and gave him Carraig Ó gCoinneall with its lordship, stipulating an annual rent of three score marks, and the liberation of Muircheartach son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain. Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, came to him with large forces to do him honour. He went from thence to Dublin and banished Walter de Lacy from Ireland.

MCB1210.2

The king went to Midhe from Dublin, and sent his fleet north to Dún Ogalla, [now] called Carlingford, to meet him. When Hugo de Lacy perceived the king going north, he himself burned the castles of Machaire Conaill and Cuailghne in sight of the king, who had but a short time previously made him Earl of Ulster and Oriel, and he fled to Carrickfergus, leaving the nobles of his followers to hold the castle. Dundalk was burned, and he himself went across the sea for fear of the king. When the king of England saw the want of respect he was being shown, he went from Droichead Sruthra to Carlingford, where he made a bridge of his ships across the harbour, and from thence he went to Carrickfergus with great forces on land and with a fleet at sea, and so took the castle.

MCB1210.3

A castle [was built] at Athlone by the followers of the king of England, and a bridge eastwards across the Shannon, and a town at the the eastern end of the bridge.

Annal MCB1211.

MCB1211.0

1211

MCB1211.1

A.D. 1211. A castle [was built] at Caoluisce Locha Éirne by Henry Beck(?) for the king of England; and he himself was killed there by Ó Néill and Mac Mathghamhna.

MCB1211.2

Diarmaid Ddna Droighneáin son of Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Baghuna was captured at Cork by the sheriff, and Donnchadh Ó Mic Thire was killed by them, and Cormac Ciarraigheach was blinded after he had been handed over by the Uí Shúilleabháin to the sheriff, and Maghnus Ó Caoimh was killed by the same Galls.

MCB1212.0

1212

MCB1212.1

A.D. 1212. The later Cormac Liathánach, son of Cormac Liathánach, son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh], took the kingship, and he killed Mac na Seathar Ó Floinn.

MCB1212.2

A castle [was built] at Clones by a force of the king of England's men, and they made a foray to Abha Tíre Crithmuiun, and defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on that force by Ó Néill and Mac Mathghamhna.

Annal MCB1213.

MCB1213.0

1213

MCB1213.1

A.D. 1213. Donnchadh na hImirce Timchill son of Cian, son of Donnchadh Donn, son of Cú Mara, son of Brodchú, son of Mathghamhain, from whom the Uí Mhathghamhna are named, died.

MCB1213.2

Aodh Garbh Ó hEidirsgeóil was killed by the Uí Chedaga.in and some of his own people in Inis an Ghaithneamha.

MCB1213.3

Thomas son of Maurice FitzGerald, died.

MCB1213.4

Ó Néill demolished the castle of Áth Cruithne and killed the Galls who were in it.

MCB1213.5

Domhnall Ó Maoil Sheachlainn was killed by the Galls of Midhe.

MCB1213.6

Slaughter [inflicted] on the Galls of Midhe by Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn and his kinsman.

Annal MCB1214.

MCB1214.0

1214

MCB1214.1

A.D. 1214. Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain and the sheriff, together with the Galls of Munster and Leinster, came with Cormac Liathánach [Mac Carthaigh] to harry Desmond and to obtain supremacy over Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin son of Domhnall Mór, son of Diarmaid Cille Baghuna. A hosting by Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin together with the Galls of Cork, and he was twenty nights encamped at Durrus opposite Cormac Liathánach, and Cormac was at the north of Mangarta during that time.

MCB1214.2

Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh] treacherously killed the whole family of Domhnall Mór Ó Súilleabháin, save Dunlaing and Giolla na bhFlann, at Ráithin na nGaraidhthe in the territory of the Barretts, on the advice of many, if not the greater part, of [the people of] Desmond.

MCB1214.3

A castle was built by Mac Cuidithe in Muinntear Bhaire, and one at Dún na mBárc by Carew, and another at Ard Tuilithe. Another castle [was built] by the son of Thomas [FitzGerald] at Dún Lóich, and one at Killorglin. A castle [was built] by Roche at Oirbhealach. A castle by the son of Maurice [FitzGerald] at Magh U Fhlaithimh. A castle by Fitz Stephen in Corca Laoighdhe. A castle by Barrett in the village above Cuan Dor. A castle by Nicholas Buidhe [de Barry] at Teach Mo-Laige. And it was during the war of Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin and Cormac Liathánach [Mac Carthaigh] that the Galls overran the whole of Munster in every direction, from the Shannon to the sea.

Annal MCB1215.

MCB1215.0

1215

MCB1215.1

A.D. 1215. Pope Innocent died.

Annal MCB1216.

MCB1216.0

1216

MCB1216.1

A.D. 1216. The king of England died, and the son of the king of France came to England to take it for himself.

Annal MCB1217.

MCB1217.0

1217

MCB1217.1

A.D. 1217. Mór daughter of Ó Briain, wife of Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, died.

Annal MCB1218.

MCB1218.0

1218

MCB1218.1

A.D. 1218. Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh] took the castle of John Butler.

Annal MCB1219.

MCB1219.0

1219

MCB1219.1

A.D. 1219.

Annal MCB1220.

MCB1220.0

1220

MCB1220.1

A.D. 1220. A hosting by Geoffrey de Mareis to Desmond, and he encamped at Áth na hUamha, and he destroyed the corn of the country, and he built a castle at Magh Rátha.

Annal MCB1221.

MCB1221.0

1221

MCB1221.1

A.D. 1221. A great wind this year, which demolished houses and churches and woods, and sank many ships.

MCB1222.0

1222

MCB1222.1

Anno Domini, 1222.

Annal MCB1223.

MCB1223.0

1223

MCB1223.1

A.D. 1223.

Annal MCB1224.

MCB1224.0

1224

MCB1224.1

A.D. 1224. Cathal Croibhdhearg son of Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, died.

Annal MCB1225.

MCB1225.0

1225

MCB1225.1

A.D. 1225. Ó Néill came with Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Mór [Ó Conchobhair] to support him, and he banished Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg into Munster from Connacht. But he took the Galls of Munster with him, when Ó Néill had gone, and he banished Toirdhealbhach, taking the kingship of Connacht himself.

Annal MCB1226.

MCB1226.0

1226

MCB1226.1

A.D. 1226. St. Francis and Pope Honorius died.

Annal MCB1227.

MCB1227.0

1227

MCB1227.1

A.D. 1227.

Annal MCB1228.

MCB1228.0

1228

MCB1228.1

A.D. 1228. Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, was killed in the house of Geoffrey de Mareis at Buaile Mór in Leinster, and Geoffrey hanged with wisps the man who had killed him.

Annal MCB1229.

MCB1229.0

1229

MCB1229.1

A.D. 1229. Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin son of Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh] was killed by a thunderbolt at Dún Droighneáin, through the vengeance of God and because of his own misdeeds.

MCB1229.2

Donnchadh Ó hEidirsgeóil, king of Corca Laoighdhe, died.

Annal MCB1230.

MCB1230.0

1230

MCB1230.1

A.D. 1230. A hosting by MacWilliam, the nobles of the Galls of Ireland, Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, and Cormac Mac Carthaigh into Connacht, and they reached Galway, and Ó Flaithbheartaigh gave them battle at Áth na Gaillmhe. Nevertheless, they made a circuit of all Connacht, banished Aodh son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair], killed Donnchadh Mac Oireachtaigh, and left Feidhlimidh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg in the kingship of Connacht.

Annal MCB1231.

MCB1231.0

1231

MCB1231.1

A.D. 1231. Ascension Thursday and May Day fell on the same day.

MCB1231.2

William de Burgo treacherously captured Feidhlimidh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg.

MCB1231.3

Aodh son of Conchobhar son of Amhlaoibh Mór Ó Donnchadha died and was buried [by the monks] in the old monastery of the Uí Mhathghamhna in their own habit.

MCB1232.0

1232

MCB1232.1

A.D. 1232. Domhnall God Cairbreach son of Domhnall Mór [Mac Carthaigh] came to Coill tSealbhaigh at the instigation of Maghnus Ó Cobhthaigh, and killed three sons of Ó Mathghamhna, namely, of Muircheartach son of Donnchadh na hImirce Timchill.

MCB1232.2

Conchobhar son of Aodh son of Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair was killed by the Tuatha, together with many others.

Annal MCB1233.

MCB1233.0

1233

MCB1233.1

A.D. 1233. Aodh son of Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair was killed by Feidhlimidh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg.

MCB1233.2

Tadhg Duibheagha Mac Carthaigh was blinded by Cormac Liathánach and Domhnall Mac Carthaigh.

Annal MCB1234.

MCB1234.0

1234

MCB1234.1

A.D. 1234. Iarla an Churraigh was killed in the battle of Kildare.

MCB1234.2

The defeat of Tralee was inflicted by the Galls on the Gaels, in which Diarmaid son of Cormac Liathánach [Mac Carthaigh], An Gasgúineach Ó hEidirsgeóil, and his brother, Muircheartach, were killed.

Annal MCB1236.

MCB1236.0

1236

MCB1236.1

A.D. 1236. Thomond and Connacht were despoiled by the Justiciar and MacWilliam.

Annal MCB1237.

MCB1237.0

1237

MCB1237.1

A.D. 1237. Diarmaid son of Donnchadh Mór na hImirce Timchill Ó Mathghamna died this year.

Annal MCB1241.

MCB1241.0

1241

MCB1241.1

A.D. 1241. Muircheartach son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain died.

Annal MCB1242.

MCB1242.0

1242

MCB1242.1

A.D. 1242. Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, high-king of Thomond, and Toirdhealbhach, his son, died.

Annal MCB1243.

MCB1244.0

1243

MCB1243.1

A.D. 1243. Richard de Burgo and Gerald son of Maurice [FitzGerald] died.

Annal MCB1244.

MCB1244.0

1244

MCB1244.1

A.D. 1244. Cormac Liathánach Mac Carthaigh died in the habit of the Grey Monks, and Domhnall Ruadh, his son, was killed by John son of Thomas [FitzGerald] after he had been handed over to him by Domhnall Gall, his own brother, at Seannad.

Annal MCB1247.

MCB1247.0

1247

MCB1247.1

A.D. 1247. Cormac Fionn son of Domhnall Mór Mac Carthaigh died in his own encampment at Magh Seanghlaisse, and there was a great earthquake in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales this year.

MCB1248.0

1248

MCB1248.1

A.D. 1248. Fínghin son of Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh] put to death Geoffrey son of John Mór de Cogan.

Annal MCB1249.

MCB1249.0

1249

MCB1249.1

A.D. 1249. Fínghin son of Diarmaid Dúna Droighneáin [Mac Carthaigh] was killed, in violation of a peace, at the court of Staunton, at Coill in Luaithtighi by Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] and the de Cogans.

Annal MCB1252.

MCB1252.0

1252

MCB1252.1

A.D. 1252. Domhnall God Cairbreach son of Domhnall Mór son of Diarmaid Cille Badhuna [Mac Carthaigh] was treacherously killed by John son of Thomas FitzGerald at Baile Í Dhunadhaigh in Roche's house.

Annal MCB1254.

MCB1254.0

1254

MCB1254.1

A.D. 1254. Séafraidh an Tighe Ó Donnchadha and Sadhbh daughter of Ó Briain, his wife, Domhnall, his kinsman, his three sons, and Donnchadh son of Cathal Ó Donnchadha were killed and burned at Gort Achaidh Ghlais in his own house by Fínghin son of Domhnall God Cairbreach son of Domhnall Mór [Mac Carthaigh], after he had been betrayed by the family of An Fiadhuidhe Ó Donnchadha.

Annal MCB1257.

MCB1257.0

1257

MCB1257.1

A.D. 1257. A hosting by the Galls in Thomond, and they killed Mathghamhain son of Domhnall Connachtach Ó Briain, and the [people of] Thomond inflicted great slaughter on the army of the Galls.

Annal MCB1259.

MCB1259.0

1259

MCB1259.1

A.D. 1259. Fínghin Reanna Róin son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] and the Uí Dhonnabháin killed Mac Craith son of Diarmaid son of Donnchadh na hImirce Timchill [Ó Mathghamhna] in retribution for the slaying of An Crom [Ó Donnabháin] at Inis Béil Átha Dos by the Uí Eachach, about a cowherds' brawl.

MCB1259.2

Donnchadh son of Cormac Mac Carthaigh went on a hosting to Ciarraighe Luachra, and he himself was wounded and many of his people were killed in the defeat of Móin Cradáin.

Annal MCB1260.

MCB1260.0

1260

MCB1260.1

A.D. 1260. Tadhg son of Conchobhar son of Donnchadh Ó Briain died—a fortunate event for the Galls.

Annal MCB1261.

MCB1261.0

1261

MCB1261.1

A.D. 1261. Brian Catha an Dúin son of Niall Ruadh son of Aodh [Ó Néill] was killed at Downpatrick by the Irish themselves and the Galls of Downpatrick, with slaughter of princes and chieftains of Cinéal Eóghain around him, on a Sunday, and his head was taken to London.

MCB1261.2

Clann Ghearailt and a great force of Galls went to Thomond, and Conchobhar na Siúdaine son of Donnchadh Cairbreach [Ó Briain] inflicted the defeat of Coill Bairin on David Prendergast's Galls and on many Galls besides.

MCB1261.3

Fínghin Reanna Róin son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] went to Ciarraighe Luachra and perpetrated burnings and plunderings and slaughters there.

MCB1261.4

Eóghan Ó Muircheartaigh was killed by the Galls of Dúin na mBárc.

Annal MCB1262.

MCB1262.0

1262

MCB1262.1

A.D. 1262. Dún na mBárc, Inis Eóghanáin, and the castle of Dún Uabhair were burned by Fínghin Reanna Róin.

MCB1262.2

William de Dene, Justiciar of Ireland, Clann Ghearailt, Mac Risdeard, and a very large force of Galls, together with Domhnall Ruadh son of Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh and all the Irish he could get, went to Tuath Cinn Mhara. Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on them at Callann Gleanna Ó Ruachtaigh, and John son of Thomas FitzGerald, seneschal of Munster, Sir Maurice, his son, and many of the other knights, together with many of the Galls and of the Irish, were killed.

MCB1262.3

The castles of Dún Mic Thoghmainn, Dún Uisni, Macroom, Magh Oiligh, Dún Lóich, and Killorglin, and many of the castles of Uí Chonaill, were demolished and burned by Fínghin Reanna Róin and [the people of] Desmond.

MCB1262.4

A hosting by Fínghin Mac Carthaigh and [the people of] Desmond to burn Rinn Róin. Miles de Courcy offered him terms, and when Mac Carthaigh refused these terms, Miles went with his full body of troops to Bearnach Reanna Róin before the army, and defeated them on the Thursday after Michaelmas, Fínghin and many of the nobles of Desmond being slain.

MCB1262.5

A Justiciar came from the king of England to Ireland and landed at Dún na Long in Uí Eachach. He went from there to Limerick from Cormac na Mangartan son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] and Desmond with very large forces.

Annal MCB1263.

MCB1263.0

1263

MCB1263.1

A.D. 1263. MacWilliam de Burgo, the majority of the Galls of Ireland, and many Irish came to Desmond, and Cormac son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] was killed by them at Tuairín Cormaic.

MCB1306.0

1306

MCB1306.1

A.D. 1306. Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Conchobhar na Siúdaine son of Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, king of Thomond, died and was buried in the church he built for the brothers at Inis Mac nInill.

MCB1306.2

Donnchadh, his son, was proclaimed Ó Briain.

MCB1306.3

Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by Ó Maoil Sheachlainn and Mac Eochagáin on Bermingham and the Galls of Midhe.

MCB1306.4

Domhnall Óg son of Domhnall Ruadh Mac Carthaigh was captured by Domhnall Maol son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] as he was leaving Cork. He took him with him to Baile Í Mhoinigh to his own house, and beheaded him after keeping him in irons for some time. That was a great calamity to the Gaels of Ireland.

Annal MCB1307.

MCB1307.0

1307

MCB1307.1

A.D. 1307. Edward, king of England, died on the Nones of July on a hosting to Scotland in the fight between Scotland and England. He was the ablest and bravest of knights, and by him were the most people killed in his time—although he did much damage to church and lay property—for by him were slain Llewelyn, king of Wales, and David, his kinsman; and he subdued the Welsh, so that they are still without a king of their own; and great oppression was inflicted by him also on the Scots after their king was banished, and fifty thousand of them killed in one day.

Annal MCB1308.

MCB1308.0

1308

MCB1308.1

A.D. 1308. The castle of Ceall Íde was burned and levelled by Conchobhar Ó Briain and Cormac son of Feidhlimidh Mac Carthaigh. Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] by them on the Galls on the same day.

Annal MCB1309.

MCB1309.0

1309

MCB1309.1

A.D. 1309. Conchobhar son of Donnchadh Ó Briain was killed by Clann Oda.

MCB1309.2

Aodh son of Eóghan Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, was killed by Aodh son of Cathal Ruadh Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1309.3

Aodh son of Cathal Ruadh Ó Conchobhair was treacherously killed by his own constable, Mac Uighilin.

Annal MCB1310.

MCB1310.0

1310

MCB1310.1

A.D. 1310. Donnchadh Cartainn son of Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh was deposed and his two sons, Domhnall and Tadhg, captured.

MCB1310.2

The castle of Dún Mic Thoghmainn was demolished by Domhnall Maol son of Domhnall God Cairbreach [Mac Carthaigh] and Diarmaid Trágha Lí son of Do ... Donnchadh.

Annal MCB1311.

MCB1311.0

1311

MCB1311.1

A.D. 1311. Donnchadh son of Cú Meadha Mac Con Mara and Aodh Araduach, his kinsman, were killed by the Bloidigh, Clann Mhathghamhna, and Domhnall Ó Gráda; and Domhnall Ó Gráda was killed the same day by Clann Chuiléin.

MCB1311.2

A hosting by Donnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach, son of Tadhg, son of Conchobhar na Siúdaine [Ó Briain] and William de Burgo, with the Connachtmen and the Galls of Midhe, to Bun Raite. Sir Richard son of Thomas de Clare, Sir Maurice Rochefort and Diarmaid son of Donnchadh Ó Briain met them. A battle was fought between them, in which William de Burgo was captured, and Sir John Croke, his standard-bearer, was killed. Donnchadh Ó Briain and the rest of the host came away unharmed.

MCB1311.3

Donnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Conchobhar na Siúdaine [Ó Briain] was treacherously killed by Murchadh son of Mathghamhain son of Domhnall Connachtach Ó Briain in Boireann.

MCB1311.4

Diarmaid son of Donnchadh Ó Briain took the hostages of Thomond, with the help of de Clare and the Galls, and banished Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain into Connacht.

MCB1311.5

William de Burgo was released, and he went to Connacht.

MCB1311.6

A hosting again by William [de Burgo] to Bun Raite to support Muircheartach son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Briain] and to fulfil his knightly promise, and since de Clare did not take his hand on the green [of the castle], he and Muircheartach went off and took the hostages of Thomond. Muirtheartach son of Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg son of Conchobhar na Siúdaine remained at Cluain Rámhfhada as king of Thomond, and let the hostages of Thomond off with William de Burgo to Connacht. Diarmaid son of Donnchadh Ó Briain was banished from Thomond.

MCB1311.7

Diarmaid Ruadh son of Domhnall Ruadh Mac Carthaigh captured Seaán Ó Donnchadha. Seaán escaped from him and went into the Church of St. Mary at Cluain Droichid. Diarmaid took him out of the church, because of an act of treachery which he [Seaán] had planned when a soldier in his [Diarmaid's] service, and he killed and despoiled him.

Annal MCB1315.

MCB1315.0

1315

MCB1315.1

A.D. 1315. Four sons of Fínghin son of Mac Ráith [Ó Mathghamhna] came with four long ships from Bérre, together with their womenfolk and followers to Inis Cairbre, and made an encampment against Diarmaid Mór Ó Mathghamhna and Tadhg, his brother, two sons of Donnchadh Rátha Dreóain [Ó Mathghamhna], and they were there most of the summer. Fínghin son of Diarmaid Mór. Ó Mathghamhna hauled a boat from Baile Risóid strand to Dún Maghnuis, and the people in that boat went with them to Inis Cairbre. He sent the boat for another load of his people, and he himself remained on the island until his people came to him in relays. He and the sons of Fínghin encountered each other in the morning. Diarmaid and Conchobhar, two sons of Fínghin son of Mac Ráith [Ó Mathghamhna], were killed, with slaughter of their people around them. Domhnall and Cian were captured.

Annal MCB1398.

MCB1398.0

[1398]

MCB1398.1

That same Earl with the Galls and Gaels of Munster [went] into the territory of the Butlers, and the Earl was drowned alone in the Suir, in the midst of the army. The army returned home, having suffered no loss other than the Earl.

MCB1398.2

A hosting by Cormac son of Eóghan son of Cormac son of Domhnall Óg [Mac Carthaigh] and his kinsman, Domhnall, to Corca Dhuibhne and they plundered it beyond the town of Dingle and the country from that on. It is impossible to estimate the amount of booty they carried off.

MCB1398.3

That same Cormac and Domhnall, his kinsman, went to conquer the territory of the Barretts. A great many cattle and people were taken by them there, and they occupied the territory for a year. Cormac na Coilleadh son of Domhnall Riabhach son of Domimall Glas Mac Carthaigh, and Roche of Fir Mhuighe went with a great force to make a foray against them. Domhnall son of Eóghan [Mac Carthaigh], with a great force from Desmond, overtook them at Béal Átha Cairrge Rúcháin. Cormac na Coilleadh was killed by them, and also Donnchadh son of Mac Carthaigh Cluasach, Fínghin son of Aonghus Ó hEidirsgeóil, and many others. The remainder of the force went to Carraig Rúcháin, and the [men of] Desmond were around them until Cormac son of Eóghan and Domhnall Glas son of Domhnall Riabhach Mac Carthaigh came to them on the following day, and the sons of Eóghan allowed the host from Cairbre, apart from those who were killed on the first day, to go out of the castle unharmed.

MCB1398.4

Tadhg son of Domhnall Óg son of Cormac Mac Carthaigh, king of Desmond, died at Baile Í Chaiibre, and was brought to Cork to be buried.

MCB1398.5

Amhlaoibh Bodhar, Mac Amhlaoibh Ealla, was killed at Claonghlais as he was going to the house of James, Earl of Desmond.

MCB1398.6

Conchobhar Ó Conchobhair Ciarraighe was killed at Druim Ard in the house of Ó hÍomhair's son by Toirdhealbhach son of Tadhg Ó Conchobhair and the household kerns of Earl James.

Annal MCB1437.

MCB1437.0

1437

MCB1437.1

A.D. 1437. Brian Ballach son of Muircheartach; son of Énrí, son of Brian, son of Aodh Buidhe Ó Néill was treacherously killed by the Galls of Carrickfergus, when he had gone into the town to drink wine.

MCB1437.2

Brian, Óg son of Domhnall son of Énri Ó Néill, king of Oileach, was killed by the Cathánaigh.

MCB1437.3

Eóghan son of Niall Óg son of Niall Mór and Neachtan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh [Ó Domhnaill] went with the nobles of the province of Ulaidh to Dublin to make submission to the Earl of March, Justiciar representing the king of England in Ireland. The Earl died. These Irishmen were taken captive in the town after the death of the Earl; and much gold and silver and many horses were levied for their ransom.

MCB1437.4

Niall Garbh son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh son of Aodh son of Domhnall Óg [Ó Domhnaill] went with a large force to Fine Gall. He himself. was overtaken away from his army, and captured, and Toirdhealbhach, his son, was slain.

MCB1437.5

Ó Domhnaill was brought oversea to London, and could not be released afterwards.

MCB1437.6

Énrí son of Eóghan Ó Néill had himself proclaimed Ó Néill, and deposed his own father, then an old man.

MCB1437.7

Ó Néill, Énrí son of Eóghan, sent Mac Con Midhe to fetch Brian Óg Ó Néill, and cut off Brian Óg's foot and hand in violation of Mac Con Midhe.

MCB1437.8

Eóghan son of Niall Óg [Ó Néill], king of Cinéal Eóghain for a time, died.

MCB1437.9

Neachtan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh son of Aodh son of Domhnall Óg [Ó Domhnaill] was killed in a camp attack by Domhnall son of Niall Garbh Ó Domhnaill, and Aodh Ruadh, Conn, and Eóghan, his three brothers: they were sons of Neachtan's [father's] brother.

MCB1437.10

Énrí son of Eóghan son of Niall Óg Ó Néill came to Cinéal Eóghain with the sons of Neachtan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh [Ó Domhnaill]. Domhnall son of Niall Garbh son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh met that force with a small body of horsemen and was killed by them after displaying exceptional valour.

MCB1437.11

Conn son of Niall Garbh Ó Domhnaill went hunting with a small body of horsemen around the border of Gleanna na Finne. Éigneachán son of Neachtan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Garbh and his kinsmen attacked Conn, and he was killed after displaying great valour.

MCB1437.12

Aodh Buidhe son of Brian Ballach son of Muircheartach son of Énrí son of Brian son of Aodh Buidhe [Ó Néill] went on a hosting against Mac Aonghusa, and he was wounded on that hosting, and died on reaching home.

MCB1437.13

Mac Uighilín and his son, Teabóid, banished Clann Aodha Buidhe, and came and encamped in the middle of their territory. Conn son of Aodh Buidhe son of Brian Ballach [Ó Néill] went close to the encampment with a troop of horsemen, and the host moved out against him. He turned on them, and Teabóid Mac Uighilín was killed, but he himself came away safe.

MCB1437.14

A defeat [inflicted] by Conn son of Aodh Buidhe son of Brian Ballach [Ó Néill] on Muircheartach Ruadh son of Brian Ballach and Robert Savage, and Muircheartach Ruadh son of Brian Ballach was captured.

MCB1237.1

Tomás Ó Ruadháin, bishop of Luighne, rested.

MCB1237.2

Ó Tórmaigh, bishop of Conmhaicne, rested.

Annal MCB1238.

MCB1238.1

The first of January on Friday and the twelfth day of the moon.

MCB1238.2

Donnchadh Uaithneach son of Aodh son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] was killed by Tadhg son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair].

MCB1238.3

Donnchadh son of Duarcán Ó hEaghra, king of Luighne, was captured by Tadhg son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg, and when he was being taken into captivity the sons of Aodh Ó hEaghra killed him on the way.

MCB1238.4

Maol Ruanaidh son of Donnchadh Ó Dubhda was killed by Maol Sheachlainn son of Conchobhar Ruadh son of Muircheartach Ó Conchobhair and Tighearnán son of Cathal Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1238.5

Castles were built in Muinntear Mhurchadha, in Conmhaicne Cúile, and in Ceara.

MCB1238.6

Ruaidhrí son of Aodh Ó Flaithbheartaigh was captured by Galls.

MCB1238.7

The round tower of Eanach Dúin was built.

MCB1238.8

A great hosting by the Galls of Ireland against Mac Lochlainn, and he was banished from his country and his kingship, which was taken by Ó Neill's son.

MCB1238.9

The bishop, i.e. the archbishop Ó Ruanadha, died.

Annal MCB1239.

MCB1239.1

The first of January on Saturday and the twenty-third day of the moon.

MCB1239.2

Muircheartach son of Domhnall Ó Briain died this year.

MCB1239.3

Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, died.

MCB1239.4

The battle of Carn tSiadhail was fought by Domhnall Mac Lochlainn, and in it Domnall Tamhnaighe Ó Néill, Mac Mathghamhna, nobles of Cinéal Moáin, and a number of others were killed. He had been deposed the year before, and he took the same kingship again after that great defeat which he inflicted.

Annal MCB1240.

MCB1240.1

The first of January on Sunday; fourth day of the moon.

MCB1240.2

Aodh son of Giolla na Naomh Crom Ó Seachnasaigh was killed by Conchobhar son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair] and by Fiachra Ó Floinn.

MCB1240.3

Feidhlimidh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht, went across to the king of England, and the journey resulted in great honour to him.

MCB1240.4

Cormac son of Tomaltach [Mac Diarmada] was deposed.

MCB1240.5

Fearghal son of Cú Chonnacht Ó Raighilligh was killed by Maol Ruanaidh son of Fearghal [Mac Diarmada] and Conchobhar son of Cormac [Mac Diarmada].

MCB1240.6

Donnchadh son of Muircheartach [Ó Conchobhair] took the kingship of Carraig [Locha Cé].

MCB1240.7

Giolla na Naomh Ó Dreáin, erenagh of Ard Carna, died.

MCB1240.8

Sadhbh, daughter of Ó Cinnéidigh, wife of Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, died.

Annal MCB1241.

MCB1241.1

The first of January on Tuesday and the fifteenth day of the moon.

MCB1241.2

Domhnall Mac Lochlainn, king of Cinéal Eóghain, was killed with his kinsmen by Brian Ó Néill in the battle of Caméirghe.

MCB1241.3

Domhnall Mór Ó Domhnaill, king of Cinéal Conaill and Fir Mhanach, died in bed after a victory over the devil and the world, and was buried in the monastery of Eas Ruaidh.

MCB1241.4

Murchadh Ó Flaithbheartaigh, bishop of Eanach Dúin, died.

MCB1241.5

Diarmaid son of Maghnus son of Toirdhealbhach [Ó Conchobhair], a man celebrated for hospitality and valour, died.

MCB1241.6

Tadhg son of Ruaidhrí Ó Gadhra died.

Annal MCB1242.

MCB1242.1

The first of January on Wednesday and the twenty-sixth day of the moon.

MCB1242.2

Donnchadh Cairbreach Ó Briain, king of Thomond, and his son, Toirdhealbhach, died side by side.

MCB1242.3

An tAthchléireach [i.e. The Ex-Cleric] son of Aodh son of Ruaidhrí [Ó Conchobhair] was killed by Toirdhealbhach son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair].

MCB1242.4

Brian Ó Dubhda, king of Uí Fhiachrach [Muaidhe] and Uí Amhalghadha, died.

MCB1242.5

A great hosting by the Justiciar and Feidhlimidh Ó Conchobhair into Tír Chonaill in pursuit of Tadhg Ó Conchobhair, and they took Ó Domhnaill's hostages on that occasion.

MCB1242.6

Tadhg Ó Conchobhair was captured this year at the instigation of Feidhhmidh [Ó Conchobhair] by Cú Chonnacht Ó Raighilligh.

MCB1242.7

Maghnus Ó Muireadhaigh was killed by Tomás Mac Murchadha.

MCB1242.8

Niall son of Domhnall Múrach son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair was burned, together with three of the Uí Sheachnasaigh, in a house in Magh Eó na Saxan by Lewis, one of Mac Muiris [Fitzgerald]'s people.

MCB1242.9

Toirdhealbhach son of Donnchadh Cairbreach [Ó Briain] died.

Annal MCB1243.

MCB1243.1

The first of January on Thursday and the seventh day of the moon.

MCB1243.2

Tadhg son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair] captured Cormac son of Tomaltach [Ó Raighilligh] and brought his own mother, who was the wife of Cormac son of Tomaltach L. and the daughter of Mac Carthaigh, with him into the monastery of Boyle, and gave her in marriage to Cú Chonnacht Ó Raighilligh.

MCB1243.3

Tadhg went again to meet Cú Chonnacht with a small party. He was captured treacherously and his people slain, and Tadhg himself was blinded at the instigation of Gall and Gael by Cú Chonnacht Ó Raighilligh.

MCB1243.4

A great hosting by the king of England against the king of France. A summons calling up the Galls of Ireland came from the king, and Richard son of William de Burgo was to be sent over, and Richard perished on that expedition.

MCB1243.5

Ruaidhrí son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair] was drowned on the Shannon at Áth Liag.

MCB1243.6

Conchobhar son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair], a man eligible for the kingship of Connacht, died.

Annal MCB1244.

MCB1244.1

The first of January on Friday and the eighteenth day of the moon.

MCB1244.2

A hosting by Feidhlimidh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair] into Bréifne to avenge his foster-son and kinsman, Tadhg Ó Conchobhair, on the Uí Raighilligh and the men of Bréifne. They plundered and killed all the cows and people they met, until they reached Áth na Cuire on the Geirgtheach at Loch Fionnmhuighe ; and the river was in a rough flood (?). There was a gabled house on the bank, and Maghnus son of Muircheartach [Ó Conchobhair] and Conchobhar son of Cormac [Mac Diarmada] went into the house. A gust of wind came and the house fell, a gable falling on top of the son of Muirchertach, breaking his head and neck, and killing him; and many a desperate situation had he come out of before he perished thus.

MCB1244.3

Donnchadh Ó Dálaigh, a man renowned for poetry and for a guest-house, died.

MCB1244.4

Donnchadh son of Fínghin son of Maol Seachlainn son of Aodh son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, bishop of Síol Muireadhaigh [i.e. of Elphin], died.

MCB1244.5

Tuam was burned this year, including houses and churches.

MCB1244.6

Cormac son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada of Clann Mhaoil Ruanaidh, king of Magh Luirg, Airteach, Tír Thuathail, and many of the Fortuatha Connacht, died this year.

MCB1244.7

Fearghal Mac Adáin was treacherously killed by Conchobhar Mac Tighearnáin in Inis Fraoich on Loch Gile.

Annal MCB1245.

MCB1245.1

The first of January on Sunday and the twenty-ninth day of the moon.

MCB1245.2

Muircheartach son of Muirgheas son of Cathal Mac Diarmada of Clann Mhaoil Ruanaidh was killed by the men of Bréifne.

MCB1245.3

Conchobhar Ruadh son of Muircheartach Muimhneach [Ó Conchobhair] was killed when separating his own people in Port na Lice. He was killed by Ó Tiomaith, his own steward, in consequence of an altercation, and Giolla Criost Ó Birn, son of Íomhar, killed the steward afterwards.

MCB1245.4

The castle of Sligo was built by Mac Muiris [FitzGerald] this year, and Feidhlimidh [Ó Conchobhair] was ordered to build it at his own expense.

Annal MCB1246.

MCB1246.1

The first of January on Monday and the tenth day of the moon.

MCB1246.2

Fiachra Ó Floinn, chieftain of Síol Maoil Ruanaidh, died.

MCB1246.3

Letters from the king of England to Feidhlimidh Ó Conchobhair and the Galls reached Ireland, bidding them to go to meet the king of England in Wales, in order that he might take the kingship of Wales by consent or by force, and Feidhlimidh was offered lordship by the Galls of Ireland in return. Feidhlimidh and the Galls made this great hosting, and arrived in Wales to meet the king, and they ravaged the country. Feidhlimid was treated with great honour by the king of England, and he returned home from the king gratified. Cearbhall Buidhe Ó Dálaigh rested.

MCB1247.1

The first of January on Tuesday and the twenty-first day of the moon.

MCB1247.2

A great hosting by Mac Muiris [Fitzgerald] and the Galls into Cinéal Conaill, and they reached Eas Ruaidh. Ó Domhnaill assembled Cinéal Conaill and Cinéal Eoghain, and these forces met and joined battle, and Ó Domhnaill was defeated. Maol Seachlainn Ó Domhnaill, king of Cinéal Conaill, was killed there, and Mac Somhairle, king of Oirer Gaedheal, Giolla Muinéalach Ó Baoighill, and chiefs of Cinéal Conaill were killed there by Mac Muiris Fitzgerald. All Cinéal Conaill was plundered and ravaged by them, and even the Galls there suffered great loss by that rout.

MCB1247.3

William Brett, i.e. the sheriff of Connacht, his kinsman, a young knight; and the seneschal of Connacht, i.e. Mac Eliget, were killed by the son of Anmchadh Mac Giolla Phádraig of the Osraighe.

MCB1247.4

Tadhg son of Conchobhar Ruadh [Ó Conchobhair] burned Inis Mór Claonlocha, and twenty-eight Galls were burned there.

MCB1247.5

A hosting by the sons of the kings of Connacht; including Toirdhealbhach son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair]. They came to Fiodh Ó nDiarmada and Muinntear Fhathaigh and killed people in these places. From there they came to the castle of Bun na Gaillmhe, and they burned the town and the castle, and a great many people were killed and destroyed. The Galls pursued them and gave them battle, and they killed a number of Galls, and departed in spite of them, and went into Ceara. But Jordan de Exeter, Clann Ádam, and the Galls of Ceara assembled.and went against Toirdhealbhach. Toirdhealbhach left the territory, as he had not sufficient forces to meet them.

MCB1247.6

Buirgéis Cinn Tráchta was burned by Tadhg son of Conchobhar Ruadh [Ó Conchobhair] and Tadhg son of Tuathal [Ó Conchobhair].

MCB1247.7

Nevertheless, the Galls did not get such a terrorising for a long time as in that was of the kings' sons, for they did not leave a territory or a cantred in Connacht unpillaged in that year.

MCB1247.8

A new Justiciar was sent to Ireland by the king of England this year, and his rule was good.

Annal MCB1248.

MCB1248.1

The first of January on Wednesday and the second day of the moon.

MCB1248.2

A hosting by the sons of Maghnus [Ó Conchobhair] and the son of Conchobhar Ruadh [Ó Conchobhair] and they turned against the Galls and burned the castle of Mac Henry [Butler] and captured its constable, and they took the preys of the north of Umhall into Inse Modh. However, Jordan de Exeter, John Butler, Robin Lawless, and several people assembled and came to Baile Tobair Phádraig, and from there to Achadh Fabhair, and they plundered Umhall, north and south, on the following day. [Mac] Henry [Butler] also came with an army into Umhall, for it was his, and he was living there. Mac Henry, however, made a peace with Domhnall the son of Maghnus [Ó Conchobhair], and Domhnall promised him forces and vessels to attack his kinsmen. Ó Conchobhair's sons were on Inse Modh, and they heard that forces were going from [Mac] Henry to Domhnall for vessels. They went to ambush this band, and of them they killed Ouain son of the Englishwoman and John son of the English priest, and Diarmaid son of Maghnus [Ó Conchobhair] killed in that attack Sinnott Guiber and four of his people with him, and Diarmaid was killed there, and more was the pity.

MCB1248.3

Tadhg son of Conchobhar Ruadh [Ó Conchobhair] was killed by Galls this year, and he was greatly feared and hated by the Galls up to his death.

MCB1248.4

A hosting by Maurice Fitzgerald into Tír Chonaill. He took preys, plundered, banished Ó Canannáin from the country, and gave the lordship to Ó Domhnaill's son.

MCB1248.5

A hosting by the Justiciar of Ireland against Ó Néill and Cinéal Eóghain, who decided to give hostages to the Justiciar, since the sway of the Galls was over all Ireland.

MCB1248.6

Ruaidhrí Ó Canannáin was killed by Gofraidh son of Domhnall Mór Ó Domhnaill, who took into himself the kingship.

MCB1248.7

Muircheartach Cléireach Ó Dubhda was killed by Aodh son of Feidhhmidh Ó Conchobhair this year.

MCB1248.8

John Tyrrell was killed with nobles of his people by Giolla na Naomh Ó Fearghail.

MCB1248.9

Richard son of the people of William de Burgo died in England, and his body was brought to Ireland and buried in Áth Eiseal.

MCB1248.10

Amlaoibh son of Cathal Riabhach Ó Ruairc was treacherously killed by Conchobhar Carrach Mac Donnchadha.

Annal MCB1249.

MCB1249.1

The first of January on Friday and the thirteenth day of the moon.

MCB1249.2

A great hosting by the Justiciar of Ireland against Leinster to check the kings' sons who were creating havoc throughout Leinster, but they did not pay any heed to him, and he plundered the territory when he did not overtake them.

MCB1249.3

Fínghin Mac Carthaigh made war and wrought great havoc on the Galls of Desmond this year.

MCB1249.4

Adam Minniter was killed by the son of Giolla Mo Choinni Ó Cathail, and many along with him.

MCB1249.5

Pierce Power, David Drew, and a mounted force of young men with them, advanced before Bermingham into Connacht to the castle of Sligo. The son of Feidhlimidh [Ó Conchobhair] heard of this, and he ambushed them, and there were killed by hum Pierce Power, David Drew, and five of the young men, and their bodies were taken to Eas Dara. As regards Feidhhmidh's son, he advanced into Tír Fhiachrach, and traversing Bermingham's territory, he plundered from the Muadh to Traigh; and Gearóidín [Bermingham] followed ...

Annal MCB1303.

MCB1303.1

... the [Red] Earl, Galls, and many Irish went from Ireland with a large fleet, and gained sway over Scotland.

MCB1303.2

Teabóid de Burgo, brother of the Earl, died at Carrickfergus on Christmas Eve, after coming from that hosting.

Annal MCB1304.

MCB1304.1

The first of January [- - - ]. Matha son of Giolla Íosa Ó Raighilligh, king of Bréifne, was killed, together with gallowglasses, at Achadh na Corra by the Teallach Dúnchadha. Mac Samhradháin and Mac Dorchaidh were wounded there.

MCB1304.2

The Countess, wife of Richard de Burgo, Earl of Ulster, died.

MCB1304.3

Walter de Burgo, heir to the same Earl, died.

Annal MCB1305.

MCB1305.1

The first of January [- - - -]. Muircheartach Ó Conchobhair Failghe, Maol Mórdha, his kinsman, i.e. An Calbhach Ó Conchobhair, and twenty-nine of the nobles of his people were treacherously killed by Sir Pierce Bermingham in Caisleán Feórais.

MCB1305.2

The castle of Inis Eóghain was built by the Earl [of Ulster].

MCB1305.3

Aodh son of Cathal Ó Conchobhair and Clann Mhuircheartaigh inflected a defeat on Muinntear Raighilligh, in which Pilib Ó Raighilligh fell, together with the heir of Clann Shuibhne, Mac Buirrche, head of the gallowglasses, and one hundred and forty others.

MCB1305.4

Toirdhealbhach son of Niall Ruadh Ó Briain rested in Christ.

MCB1305.5

Matha Óg Ó Raighilligh was killed by the Teallach Dúnchadha.

MCB1305.6

Aodh Óg Ó Fearghail rested in Christ.

Annal MCB1306.

MCB1306.1

The first of January [- - - -]. Toirdhealbhach Ó Briain, king of Thomond, died. Donnchadh Ó Briain, his son, was made king in his place.

MCB1306.2

Fearghal Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinntear Eólais, was killed by his own kinsmen.

MCB1306.3

Donnchadh son of Conchobhar an Chopáin [Mac Diarmada] and Flann Ó Floinn were killed by Aodh son of Eoghan Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1306.4

A great war between Aodh son of Eoghan Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, together with the nobles of Síol Muireadhaigh, and Aodh son of Cathal Ó Conchobhair, with many sons of the kings and chieftains of Connacht, together with chieftains and nobles of Bréifne, along the Shannon for three or four months. A number of the kings' sons attached to Aodh son of Cathal [Ó Conchobhair] made an incursion into the Tuatha with a force and they took preys and spoils. Flann son of Fiachra Ó Floinn, who was eligible for the chieftainship of Síol Maoil Ruanaidh, Brian son of Donnchadh Riabhach Ó Conchobhair, and many others were killed in the pursuit of that prey.

MCB1306.5

Donnchadh Ó Flaithbheartaigh, bishop of Killala, a man renowned for generosity and piety, rested in Christ.

MCB1306.6

Robert Bruce, great steward of Carraig, took the kingship of Scotland by force, in opposition to the king of England.

MCB1306.7

Domhnall Tuirtreach Ó Neill was killed through a mischance by the household of Ó Néill.

MCB1306.8

Sir William Prendergast, a very valiant knight, died.

MCB1306.9

A great foray was made by Clann Mhuircheartaigh into Cairbre, in which Dáuíd Ó Caomháin and many others were killed.

MCB1306.10

Brian Carrach Ó hEaghra was killed by Cormac Ó Flannagáin.

Annal MCB1307.

MCB1307.1

The first of January [- - - -]. Donnchadh Muimhneach Ó Ceallaigh, king of Uí Mhaine, a man equally skilled in every good thing serviceable to man, rested in Christ.

MCB1307.2

Domhnall son of Tadhg son of Brian son of Aindrias son of Brian Luighneach son of Toirdhealbhach Mór [Ó Conchobhair] was killed by Aodh Bréifnech son of Cathal Ruadh Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1307.3

Tadhg son of Maol Sheachlainn son of Donnchadh son of Domhnall son of Maghnus son of Toirdhealbhach Mór was killed by Cathal son of Domhnall son of Tadhg [Ó Conchobhair].

MCB1307.4

Maol Sheachlainn Ó Gairmleadhaigh, chieftain of Cinéal Moáin, rested in Christ.

MCB1307.5

Amhlaoibh son of Art son of Cathal Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne, was killed by the son of Fearghal Garbh Mac Samhradháin.

MCB1307.6

Conchobhar son of Fiachra Ó Floinn died.

MCB1307.7

Eachdhruim Ó Maine was burned by a number of the princes of Uí Mhaine.

MCB1307.8

The Galls of all Roscommon were for the most part killed by Donnchadh Ó Ceallaigh, king of Uí Mhaine, at Áth Eascrach Cuan, where Philip Muinnter, John Muinnter and Matthew Drew fell, and others were killed or despoiled or captured. Diarmaid Gall Mac Diarmada and Cormac Mac Ceithearnaigh were captured there, and their forces were released subject to control, and the sheriff of Roscommon was also captured there. But they were released after a while, and they made peace [i.e. restitution] for the burning of the town by Edmund Butler.

MCB1307.9

Donnchadh Ó Flannagáin, bishop of Elphin, rested in Christ.

MCB1307.10

Young Edward, king of England, Wales, and Ireland, was crowned.

MCB1307.11

Ailbhe, daughter of Tadhg Ó Conchobhair, died.

MCB1307.12

Clann Mhuircheartaigh came into Magh Cétne and burned the corn of Cairbre and much of the corn of Tír Oilealla and Corann; and it was on this expedition that Tadhg son of Maghnus [Ó Conchobhair] was killed.

MCB1307.13

Cathal son of Maghnus [Ó Conchobhair] was killed by the same Cathal.

MCB1307.14

Maghnus Mac Oireachtaigh died.

Annal MCB1308.

MCB1308.1

The first of January [- - - -]. The two territories of Cairbre Droma Chabh were plundered by Ruaidhrí son of Cathal Ruadh Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1308.2

Tighearnán Mac Tighearnán died.

MCB1308.3

A great raid was made by Maol Ruanaidh Mac Diarmada on the sons of Domhnall Ó Conchobhair in Cairbre. Another raid was made by Brian Ó Dubhda and the Galls of Luighne and Uí Fhiachrach on the same sons.

MCB1308.4

Lightning struck the monastery of the friars in Roscommon and damaged it.

Annal MCB1309.

MCB1309.1

The first of January [- - - -]. Aodh son of Eóghan son of Ruaidhrí son of Aodh son of Cathal Croibhdhearg [Ó Conchobhair], king of Connacht and eligible for the kingship of Ireland, was killed by Aodh Bréifnech Ó Conchobhair in Coill an Chlacháin together with many of the nobles of his people. These nobles were: Conchobhar Mac Diarmada, Diarmaid Ruadh son of Tadhg Ó Conchobhair, Diarmaid son of [Cathal] Carrach son of Tadhg son of Maol Ruanaidh [Ó Conchobhair], Diarmaid Ó hÉilidhe, and Giolla na Naomh Mac Aodhagáin, an ollamh. Aodh Bréifneach [Ó Conchobhair] came out of the district and the Trí Tuatha submitted to him.

MCB1309.2

Maol Ruanaidh Mac Diarmada, and Síol Muireadhaigh, brought William de Burgo to Elphin.

MCB1309.3

Aodh Bréifneach [Ó Conchobhair], who was in the Tuatha, went into Midhe to meet the Earl, and the Trí Tuatha turned against him when he was gone. Aodh, on coming out of Midhe, encamped in Uachtar Tíre, and taking a prey from Aodh Ó Flannagáin, he consumed it there.

MCB1309.4

Conchobhar son of Donnchadh Ó Briain was treacherously killed by the Galls.

MCB1309.5

Cathal son of An Liathánach [Ó Conchobhair], abbot of An Tríonóid, was elected to the bishopric of Elphin.

MCB1309.6

Ruaidhrí son of Cathal [Ó Conchobhair] and Ó Floinn went into An Machaire with a troop of horse and killed Bermingham's son.

MCB1309.7

William de Burgo and the Connachtmen had a meeting with the son of Cathal [Ó Conchobhair] at Áth Slisen. The meeting was broken up and a defeat inflicted on the son of Cathal there, and some of his people were killed.

MCB1309.8

William de Burgo went to the monastery of Boyle, and Clann Mhuircheartaigh came into Tír Oilealla. They burned and destroyed much corn.

MCB1309.9

MacWilliam came northwards to Coirrshliabh. Cathal's son was put out of his encampment by him, and Donnchadh Ó Fionnachta was killed by the van of MacWilliam's host, as well as others not set forth here.

MCB1310.1

The first of January [- - - -]. A great foray, called Creach an Tóiteáin [The Foray of the Burning], was made by Aodh Bréifneach [Ó Conchobhair] on Maol Ruanaidh Mac Diarmada in Clochar Ó Muirghile, and Donnchadh son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmada was captured, and his wife, the daughter of Ó Flannagáin, was killed there. Many women and children were burned there.

MCB1310.2

William de Burgo and the Connachtmen pitched camp at Ceall Fhada. Aodh Bréifneach made a camp at Ceall Srianáin opposite him, and his own defensive kern, i.e. Seónag Mac Uighilín, killed him treacherously, i.e. for rewards.

MCB1310.3

Feidhlimidh son of Aodh [Ó Conchobhair] was made king of Connacht.

MCB1310.4

Cormac Ó Flannagáin, chieftain of Tuath Ratha, was killed by Muinntear Pheódhacháin.

MCB1310.5

The castle of Sligo was built by the [Red] Earl.

MCB1310.6

Twenty tuns of wine were washed ashore in Magh Cétne at this time.

MCB1310.7

Mac Craith Mac Uidhir, ríoghdhamhna of Fir Mhanach, and Donn Mac Giolla Mhíchil, chieftain of Clann Chonghaile, were destroyed and burned by Roalb Mac Mathghamhna.

MCB1310.8

Fearghal Mac Dorchaidh died.

MCB1310.9

Úna daughter of Aodh son of Feidhlimidh [Ó Conchobhair] died.

MCB1310.10

A hosting by Seafraidh Ó Fearghail to Dún Uabhair where Domnall son of Aodh Óg Ó Fearghail, Aodh son of Maol Íosa [Ó Fearghail], and Gofraidh son of Muircheartach [Ó Fearghail] were killed.

MCB1310.11

Great forays were made by William de Burgo, Maol Ruanaidh Mac Diarmada, and Clann Domhnaill in Cairbre on Clann Mhuircheartaigh. Monastic cells and churches were violated by them.

Annal MCB1311.

MCB1311.1

The first of January [- - - -]. A great foray was made by Clann Mhuircheartaigh in Connacht, and there were killed there Giolla Críost son of Muirgheas son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmada, Aodh son of Cormac [Mac Diarmada], Uilliam Mac Giolla Arraith, Donnchadh son of Tomaltach [Mac Diarmada], and other nobles.

MCB1311.2

Two sons of William Liath de Burgo were killed by the Leinster princes.

MCB1311.3

Tadhg Ó hAinlighe, chieftain of Cinéal Dobhtha, was killed by Jordan de Exeter.

MCB1311.4

Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh son of Art Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne, died.

MCB1311.5

Domhnall Ó Birn, chieftain of Tír Bhriúin, died.

MCB1311.6

A great hosting by William de Burgo into Munster against de Clare, and they gave battle to each other, and de Clare was defeated there. William de Burgo was captured at the rear of his people, as he followed up the rout, and although William was captured, it was he who inflicted the defeat.

MCB1311.7

A great war in Thomond this year, and Donnchadh Mac Con Mara and his people, i.e. Tríocha Céad Ó gCaisín, gave battle to Ó Briain and all the men of Munster. Donnchadh Mac Con Mara, all the nobles of his people, and Domhnall Ó Grada, chieftain of Cinéal Dúnghaile, were killed there, and there was immense slaughter on both sides.

MCB1311.8

Donnchadh Ó Briain, king of Thomond, a man well-qualified to be king of Ireland, was treacherously killed by Murchadh son of Mathghamhain Ó Briain.

MCB1311.9

Lochlainn Riabhach Ó Deadhaidh was killed by Mathghamhain son of Domhnall Connachtach Ó Briain.

MCB1311.10

Seónag Mac Uighilín killed An Gruelach in Baile Tobair Bhrighde, and he himself was killed there, and it was with the short axe with which he killed Aodh Bréifneach Ó Conchobhair that he himself was killed.

MCB1311.11

Feidhlimidh Ó Conchobhair, king of Connacht, made a raid on Clann Mhuircheartaigh on the border of Magh Cétne, and Maol Sheachlainn son of Conchobhar Ruadh [Ó Conchobhair], who was known as Ceann an Mheithil, and others were killed there.

MCB1311.12

Diarmaid Ó Briain, i.e. Cléireach, died. Muircheartach Ó Briain was made king in his stead.

MCB1311.13

Giolla Íosa Ó Dálaigh, an ollamh in poetry, died.

MCB1311.14

Giolla Críost Mac Donnchadha died.

Annal MCB1312.

MCB1312.1

The first of January [- - - -]. William Bermingham, archbishop of Tuam, rested in Christ.

MCB1312.2

Benedict Ó Bragáin, bishop of Luighne, rested in Christ.

MCB1312.3

Malaici Mac Aodha, bishop of Elphin, was elected to the archbishopric of Tuam.

Annal MCB1313.

MCB1313.1

The first of January [- - - -]. Diarmaid Cléireach Ó Briain, king of Thomond, rested in Christ.

MCB1313.2

Pope Clement died.

MCB1313.3

Giolla Íosa Mac Dorchaidh, chieftain of Cinéal Luacháin, [was killed].

MCB1313.4

The king of France died.

MCB1313.5

Tadhg son of Aindrias [Ó Conchobhair] died.

MCB1313.6

Cathal son of Murchadh Carrach Ó Fearghail died.

MCB1313.7

Tighearnán son of Niall Ó Ruairc was killed.

Annal MCB1314.

MCB1314.1

The first of January [- - - -]. Niall Ó Domhnaill was killed.

MCB1314.2

Muinntear Raighilligh were defeated at Druim Leathan by Ruaidhrí son of Cathal Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1314.3

Niall son of Brian Ó Néill died.

1392

MCB1392.1

[...]- - - - son of Conchobhar son of Cathal Ó Fearghail, and Domhnall son of Conchobhar son of Cathal [Ó Fearghail] were captured, dangerously wounded.

MCB1392.2

Ambrose son of Walter son of Ristug Dalton was accidentally killed by Pierce Dalton's son.

MCB1392.3

A raid by Muiris son of Conchobhar [Ó Fearghail] on the son of William Dalton at Ceall Choinne.

MCB1392.4

He also took the prey of Muileann Miadhacháin from the men of Midhe and the Uí Fhailghe.

MCB1392.5

A great raid was made by the men of Midhe on Ó Cobhthaigh, candle of the poetry and science of Western Europe, after he himself had gone into the north of Leinster seeking booty. From this [expedition] his death was reported, and that [report] was the cause of the raid. When he was found to be living, he got the fullest restitution that a poet got in his time, namely, forty score cows.

MCB1392.6

Ó Fearghail, i.e. Seaán son of Brian, collected cattle from Sruthair, from Coill Balláin, and along the Eithne.

MCB1392.7

Tomás son of Cathal Ó Fearghail submitted to Ó Fearghail and yielded his title to him, and he made peace by giving hostages, and the lordship of Muinntear Ghiollgáin, Clann Ghiolla na Naomh, and Clann Amhlaoibh was given to Tomás, and he was deprived of the lordship of Clann Chonchobhair and Clann Uilliam.

MCB1392.8

A general peace was made by the Galls with Ó Fearghail.

MCB1392.9

Clann Sheaáin, i.e. Murchadh son of Seaán son of Domhnall. Ó Fearghail, came into Ó Fearghail's assembly, and he made peace with them.

MCB1392.10

A great raid by Clann Sheaáin Í Fhearghail on the Galls, i.e. on the Tuites, and the son of Fearghal son of Domhnall son of Seaán [Ó Fearghail] was killed on that occasion.

MCB1392.11

A great war in Connacht between two of the Uí Conchobhair.

MCB1392.12

A great hosting by Ó Conchobhair Donn, Mac Donnchadha, Domhnall son of Muircheartach [Ó Conchobhair], Ó Ruairc, i.e. Tighearnán, Mac Diarmada, and the [people of] the Tuatha in Uí Mhaine, and they caused great destruction and captured the Feadha. Ó Conchobhair Donn remained there and in Clannmhaicne Eóghain.

MCB1392.13

A raid by Cathal son of Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair on the son of Eochaidh Ó Ceallaigh, and he took cattle and horses into the Feadha with him. Peace was made between the same kings, i.e. a division of territory, namely of the Feadha, was also made between the two Muinntear Neachtain.

MCB1392.14

Ó Conchobhair Ruadh and Brian Ballach Ó Conchobhair submitted to Mac Donnchadha.

MCB1392.15

Muircheartach son of Maine Ó Ceallaigh, bishop of

Uí Mhaine

, went over to apply for the archbishopric of Tuam.

MCB1392.16

Domhnall Óg Mac Carthaigh, king of Desmond, the most celebrated man in Ireland for hospitality, bounty, and nobility, died, and his son Tadhg succeeded him.

MCB1392.17

A great epidemic throughout Ireland, and a number of Galls and Gaels died of it.

MCB1392.18

This epidemic struck down Amhlaoibh son of Amhlaoibh Mac Amhalghadha, chieftain of Calraighe, so that his death was expected, but he made a successful recovery.

MCB1392.19

Niocól son of Eochaidh Ó Ceallaigh, great dean of Clonfert and head of his own people, i.e. lord of Magh Finn, renowned for hospitality and clerkship, died of the same epidemic.

MCB1392.20

Énrí Aimhréidh Ó Néill, renowned for hospitality and valour, an unjust, wicked, and sinful man, died this year.

MCB1392.21

Donnchadh son of Conghalach Ó Braoin, son of the king of Breaghmhuine, died of the same epidemic.

Annal MCB1393.

1393

MCB1393.1

The first of January on Wednesday. [A.D.] 1393 ; [A.M.] 5597.

MCB1393.2

Aodh Mac Diarmada, king of Magh Luirg, a vigorous, courtly, unforbearing man, died of a lingering, unknown disease at Carraig Locha Cé.

MCB1393.3

Cathal Mac Diarmada, son of the Aodh we have mentioned, and an excellent prince, was drowned in Loch Inse Daighri, when going to Mass on Ash Wednesday.

MCB1393.4

A great raid by the Justiciar and the Galls on Ó hAnluain.

MCB1393.5

Great raids by the same Galls on Uí Fhailghe.

MCB1393.6

A raid by Fir Cheall on Muinntear Thadhgáin.

MCB1393.7

Maol Ruanaidh Mac Diarmada, i.e. the son of Fearghal Mac Diarmada, was made king by Mac Donnchadha, in opposition to the family of [the late] Mac Diarmada.

MCB1393.8

Éamann Mac Raghnaill, an excellent son of a chieftain, died.

MCB1393.9

Conn, son of Muircheartach Mac Raghnaill, champion of Uí Eólais, came to plunder the people of Éamann Mac Raghnaill. He himself was killed on this occasion by a single arrow-shot.

MCB1393.10

Brian Ó Ceallaigh, son of the king of Uí Mhaine, a man well-qualified to be lord of his own territory, died.

MCB1393.11

Domhnall Dubh Mac Diarmada, ríoghdhamhna of Magh Luirg, was killed by Maol Ruanaidh Mac Diarmada, king of Magh Luirg, and Conchobhar Óg Mac Diarmada, Ruaidhrí Mac Diarmada, and a number with them were captured in the same place.

MCB1393.12

Cormac Bacach Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, ríoghdhamhna of Midhe, head of the mirth of Leath Cuinn, having captured Críoch na gCéadach, died of the epidemic there.

MCB1393.13

Éamann son of Éamann Ó Ceallaigh, ríoghdhamhna of Uí Mhaine, died of the same epidemic.

MCB1393.14

An Sionnach, i.e. Muircheartach, king of Teathbha by lineage and of Muinntear Thadhgáin specifically, a man renowned for prosperity, wealth, almsgiving and eloquence, died, together with his kinsmen, and they left no one eligible to be king, save children only.

MCB1393.15

The castle of Baile Bháitér was thrown down by Ó Ceallaigh and Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn.

MCB1393.16

Hoberd Ó Fearghail, an excellent, young, valiant son of a chieftain, died of the same epidemic.

MCB1393.17

Mac Cochlain Maol, king of Dealbhna, rested.

MCB1393.18

The son of William Dalton, an excellent foreign youth, died of the same epidemic.

MCB1393.19

A raid by Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, Diarmaid Ó Conchobhair Failghe, and [the people of] Breaghmhuine on Muinntear Mhaoil Shionna, and they burned Baile an Tóchair, and took booty of cows, and killed three people.

MCB1393.20

Edmund son of William Dalton was killed in Breaghmhuine, and Thomas son of John son of Filbug Dalton along with him—a sad event. Great raids were made by the Daltons on the Dillons because of this, and Druim Raithne and Dún na Móna were burned by them also.

MCB1393.21

Thomas Mortimer came to Ireland with the authority of Mortimer.

MCB1393.22

Éamann Ó Ceallaigh and Domhnall, sons of Maol Seachlainn son of Uilliam son of Donnchadh Muimhneach, died of the epidemic.

MCB1393.23

Domhnall son of Saoirbhreathach son of Maol [lacute]osa Donn Mac Aodhagáin, a well-informed, very learned ollamh of Irish law to Muinntear Anghaile, to Ó Conchobhair Ruadh, to the Trí Tuatha, and to a great number of Irishmen as well, a defender of the Church and a preserver of their rights to every kindred, died of the epidemic after a victory of generosity and Penance, and was buried in Inis Clothrann.

MCB1393.24

Donnchadh na Cluaise Ó Conchobhair, head of the wisdom and valour of the world, and his kinsman, Conchobhar Tuillsge—they were sons of Aodh son of Feidhlimidh—died of the same epidemic.

MCB1393.25

Raghnailt daughter of Aodh son of Feidhlimidh [Ó Conchobhair], a woman full of humility and repentance, and who humbled herself to exalt her soul before God, rested in Christ.

Annal MCB1394.

1394

MCB1394.1

The first of January. A.D. 1394 ; [A.M.] 5598.

MCB1394.2

Dillon, i.e. Maurice, was killed by the Daltons between his two castles, i.e. Dún na Móna and Druim Raithne—a sad event.

MCB1394.3

Fir Thulach was ravaged by Ó Conchobhair Failghe. Ráith Guaire was burned by him also.

MCB1394.4

Lann Mic Luacháin was burned by Muircheartach Óg Mac Eochagáin; and Colmán's church with its relics was burned by him, and the shrine of Colmán Mac Luacháin was also burned by him; that is a most grievous event, and woe to them by whom the deed was done.

MCB1394.5

Ó Maoil Sheachlainn obtained Magh Eille on the death of An Sionnach.

MCB1394.6

The castles of Druim Ráithe and Dún na Móna were taken by the Daltons.

MCB1394.7

Donnchadh Sionnach was made Sionnach in place of his father, i.e. Muircheartach.

MCB1394.8

Baile Locha Seimhdille and Senlios were burned by the family of Ó Ceallaigh.

MCB1394.9

Ó Conchobhair Failghe made an attack on the Daltons and burned Comhrair, Baile an Tóchair, and Baile na Caradh.

MCB1394.10

Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn made a foray and plundered Cluain Cuiléin and Baile na gCailleach, i.e. to the detriment of Cathal son of Tomás Ó Fearghail.

MCB1394.11

Éamann son of Tomás Ó Fearghail was captured by the Leinstermen at the time they burned the aforementioned towns, i.e. Comhrair, etc.

MCB1394.12

The monastery of Loch Seimhdille was burned by the family of Ó Ceallaigh thirty-one years after it had been previously burned by Cathal Óg Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1394.13

The church of Ceall Ghlas in the Tuatha was burned by lightning, and Mary's good image was burned in it.

MCB1394.14

Patrick's church in Lios Ó nDubhthaigh was built by Diarmaid Ó Dubhthaigh this year.

MCB1394.15

The church of Ceall Easbuig Mune was also built by Mac Maoil Duibh, the priest.

MCB1394.16

Aodh Ó Díomasaigh, an excellent son of an under-king, was killed by Galls on a day he had taken a prey from them.

MCB1394.17

A joint attack was made by Ó Ceallaigh, i.e. Maol Sheachlainn, king of Uí Mhaine, together with a host of Connachtmen, Ó Conchobhair Failghe, Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and the men of Midhe against Dalton. They all assembled at Baile Locha Seimhdille, and they set fire to the district, including houses and corn, but Dalton's granary at Ráith Sgiach was valiantly defended against them by himself and a few others.

MCB1394.18

The king of England came to Ireland with an immense force, including English and Welsh, and such a fleet did not come to Ireland since the Norse fleets came. They landed at Waterford, and from there Mac Murchadha attacked, and the Gaels of Leinster were overthrown. They laid siege to Garbhchoill, and Mac Murchadha, Ó Broin, Ó Nualláin, and Ó Mórdha submitted to the king. Mac Murchadha went home safely, having promised to return, but the [other] aforementioned Gaels were taken prisoner, and the king brought them with him to Dublin. The nobles of the Galls of Ireland, its archbishops, and many of its clergy went to Dublin, at the king's summons to take counsel.

MCB1394.19

Pól Mac Muirith, i.e. Pól an Oileáin, a man renowned for his charity, piety, and good works—by him were cleared for the clergy Doire na gCailleach and Doire Meinci—died with repentance at a ripe old age.

MCB1394.20

Ó Fearghail submitted to Mortimer at Trim and returned with honour on that occasion.

MCB1394.21

The Rathan road was cut by the Galls against Muinntear Mhaoil Mhórdha.

MCB1394.22

The Galls made a raid on Oirghialla.

MCB1394.23

Another raid by them on Clann an Chaoich [lacute] Raighilligh.

MCB1394.24

Tomaltach Ó Díomasaigh, an excellent king's son, was killed by the Galls, and his head was brought to Dublin to the king.

MCB1394.25

The king went to Drogheda and Dundalk, and Niall Ó Néill submitted to him and gave him lordship, and he received a knighthood, and then went to his own territory.

MCB1394.26

Ó Briain, i.e. Brian, king of Thomond, and Mac Carthaigh, i.e. Tadhg, king of Desmond, submitted to the king.

MCB1394.27

Ó Conchobhair Failghe also submitted, and they all returned with gifts.

MCB1394.28

Ó Conchobhair Ruadh submitted, and Ó Conchobhair Donn submitted after him, and they returned with honour.

MCB1394.29

The nobles of the Gaels of Ireland submitted, and they all returned safely.

MCB1394.30

Mac Murchadha refused to submit on any terms or condition.

MCB1394.31

Ó Dubhagáin, i.e. Cam Cluana, ollamh of history, eloquence, and poetry, was put to death by stuttering Galls while in captivity.

Annal MCB1395.

1395

MCB1395.1

The first of January. A.D. 1395 ; [A.M.] 5599.

MCB1395.2

King Richard, i.e. the king of the English, went across again [to England] with power and honour from all Irishmen, as he deserved, for there were few men in his time as estimable as he.

MCB1395.3

Domhnall son of Muircheartach Ó Conchobhair, lord of north-west Connacht, died.

MCB1395.4

A great war in Connacht after this.

MCB1395.5

A great raid was made by the son of Pierce Dalton at Coill Phérais on Dalton, and he took many cows. The Daltons overtook him and Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn at Cairtann, and they fought a valorous, doughty, venomous battle, and Pierce's son and many of his people were wounded, and Dalton and Hubert Dalton received grievous wounds from their own kin in that battle.

MCB1395.6

Numerous raids were made by the son of Pierce Dalton on the Galls, and he burned Sonnach, including houses and churches, and destroyed a great part of Oirmhidhe.

MCB1395.7

Aindriú Ó hAinlighe, prior of the friars at Roscommon, head of the piety, and survivor of the sages of Ireland, died at a ripe age.

MCB1395.8

Numerous Welshmen were killed by Ó Tuathail.

MCB1395.9

Ruaidhrí Ó Ceallaigh, ríoghdhamhna of Uí Mhaine, died.

Annal MCB1396.

1396

MCB1396.1

The first of January. A.D. 1396 ; [A.M.] 5600.

MCB1396.2

An attack by the Earl of March with Galls and Gaels on Clann Sheaáin Í Fhearghail, and he burned Tulach with its castle.

MCB1396.3

Coill Fiontainn and Muine Dubh were burned and cut through by the Earl [of March]; and the son of Giolla Íosa son of Mathghamhain Ó Raighilligh was killed there.

MCB1396.4

Bishop Ruaidhrí Mac Brádaigh, i.e. the bishop of Bréifne [i.e. of Kilmore], came from Rome with bulls.

MCB1396.4a

Seaán Ó Fraoich, bishop of Ardagh, died.

MCB1396.5

Gormlaith Caomhánach, wife of Murchadh Ó Conchobhair, king of Uí Fhailghe, an excellent woman, died.

MCB1396.6

An incursion by the Earl of March, the Earl of Ormond, the Earl of Kildare, the Galls of Ireland, and a host of Gaels into the province [of Ulaidh] after the Earl of March had made a treacherous raid on Ó Néill before that. They went to Armagh, plundered the city, remained a fortnight there, and finally burned it together with the great church of Patrick as far as [...]....  and may God restore it! They turned and took sway over Ulaidh after that.

MCB1396.7

A great war in Connacht between the kings this year. Ó Conchobhair Ruadh went to Coill na Creaga. Ó Conchobhair Donn pitched camp in Corca Athchlann, and he attacked Ó Conchobhair Ruadh in Coill [na Creaga]. He inflicted a defeat on part of the force, and Conn Mac Branáin, chieftain of Corca Athchlann, was killed there by Diarmaid son of Aodh son of Feidhlimidh Ó Conchobhair. Two chieftains in Corca Athchlann after him, i.e. Cormac and Tadhg [Mac Branáin].

MCB1396.8

The daughter of the king of France—she was the wife of the king of England—died this year.

MCB1396.9

The bishopric of Ardagh was taken by Gillibert Mac Brádaigh this year.

MCB1396.10

There was a foreign prior in Louth—an unusual event for it—and he died forthwith.

MCB1396.11

The abbot of the house of St. Thomas in Dublin died.

Annal MCB1397.

1397

MCB1397.1

The first of January on Monday. A.D. 1397 ; [A.M.] 5601.

MCB1397.2

A great war in Connacht between Ó Ceallaigh, his son, i.e. Conchobhar Ó Ceallaigh, Ulick MacWilliam, Clannmhaicne Eóghain, another section of Uí Mhaine, and an alliance between these and Ó Conchobhair Donn, Mac Donnchadha, Ó Ruairc, the family of Domhnall son of Muircheartach, Mac Diarmada of Magh Luirg, Ó Dubhda, Ó hEaghra, and Ó Gadhra, and on the other side, Ó Conchobhair Ruadh, Ó Ceallaigh, MacWilliam de Burgo, and Clann Chonnmhaigh. Ó Chonchobhair Donn went into Clann Ricaird. Ó Conchobhair Ruadh made an attack on the castle of Baile an Tobair, and he demolished part of the enclosure, and burned the town, and took away valuables and much wealth. Ó Conchobhair Donn, Mac Donnchadha and many other Connachtmen made a great encampment and a cattlepound in Machaire Connacht. They drove Ó Conchobhair Ruadh out of Clann Chonnmhaigh and Uí Mhaine, and Ó Conchobhair Donn and Mac Donnchadha burned Clann Chonnmhaigh, destroying its corn. They divided their forces after that; and Ó Conchobhair Donn went with a force and with underlings (?) into Uí Mhaine to the assistance of Ó Ceallaigh's son against his father, and Ó Conchobhair Ruadh, MacWilliam de Burgo, and Clann Chonnmhaigh attacked Mac Donnchadha and Aodh son of Aodh son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair and their encampment at Currach Cinn Eite. They fought a doughty, violent battle, giving no chance of escape to one another, and there was killed there Aodh Ó Conchobhair, ríoghdhamhna of Connacht and a presumptive king of Ireland, for everyone thought that he was the famous Aodh Eanghach. There was killed there also, Tomaltach Mac Donnchadha, king of Tír Oilealla, Guaire of Leath Cuinn for hospitality, Conall of the province of Connacht, and a Cú Chulainn for [...]

and benefaction, for he was the greatest benefactor in his time, being pre-eminent in Western Europe for sheltering the poor, widows, churches, and the infirm. There were killed there also, Diarmaid Mac Donnchadha, Mac Suibhne, constable of the gallowglasses, his son, and his kinsman, and there was great slaughter of gallowglasses and Gaels around them. It is impossible to assess the amount of stock, wealth, raiment, and armour that was taken. This [battle was fought] on the vigil of the first feast of Mary in the Autumn precisely.

MCB1397.3

An incursion on the second day into Uí Mhaine by Ó Conchobhair Donn against Ó Conchobhair Ruadh, and he boldly carried off innumerable cattle.

MCB1397.4

Maol Ruanaidh Mac Donnchadha was made Mac Donnchadha by Tomaltach's brother.

MCB1397.5

Insufficiency of food in the summer, and the autumn wet, windy, destructive, and cold.

MCB1397.6

A defeat of Ó Domhnaill by the son of Domhnall son of Muircheartach [Ó Ceallaigh] in which Marcus Mac Domhnaill, i.e. the constable of the gallowglasses, and many along with him were killed.

MCB1397.7

And the bishop of Clonmacnois, i.e. Gallchorr, died.

MCB1397.8

A great war between Ó Ceallaigh and his son, and between them great destruction was wrought.

MCB1397.9

The daughter of Ruaidhri Ó Conchobhair; who was the wife of Mac Donnchadha, was given in marriage to Ulick de Burgo.

MCB1397.10

Great raids by Ulick de Burgo on Ó Ceallaigh, and he carried off many cows.

MCB1397.11

An attack by the children of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair on Clann Chonnmhaigh, and they took many cows, and Ó Taidhg was killed there by mischance, i.e. he fell with his horse into a mountain chasm and broke his neck.

MCB1397.12

The Duke of Lancaster was ruined by the king of England, i.e. his own father's brother, to avenge the murder he had committed at the instigation of the king when he ruined the archbishop and others.

MCB1397.13

Thomas Mortimer was banished by the king of England to Scotland for the same reason.

MCB1397.14

Some of the clergy of Muinntear Anghaile went to Rome, including Florence, i.e. Fearghal son of Muircheartach, official of Ardagh, the abbot of Leathráth, and the abbot of Sruthair.

MCB1397.15

An attack by the Earl on the Leinstermen, and he took sway over this side of Leinster.

MCB1397.16

A castle was built by the Earl in Fiodh an Átha this year.

MCB1397.17

Mullingar and Fir Thulach, including some people, were burned and destroyed by the son of Murchadh Ó Briain and by [the people of] south Leinster.

Annal MCB1398.

1398

MCB1398.1

The first of January. [A.D.] 1398 ; [A.M.] 5602.

MCB1398.2

An attack by the Galls of Dublin on the Leinstermen and many of them were killed.

MCB1398.3

A hosting by Ó Conchobhair Ruadh and MacWilliam de Burgo northwards beyond Sliabh, and they destroyed everything, including lay and Church property.

MCB1398.4

Mac Diarmada of Magh Luirg, i.e. Maol Ruanaidh, went to provision Carraig Locha Cé and compelled the monastery of Boyle to supply Carraig, and he went after that to destroy the corn of the family of Mac Diarmada, i.e. Aodh. He went to Caladh into the church of Eachdhruim mac nAodha, and the family of Aodh Mac Diarmada, i.e. Conchobhar, Ruaidhrí and Tadhg, went for Mac Diarmada's cattle and carried them off from him. Conchobar son of Fearghal Mac Diarmada was killed there together with his two sons, and the church was burned over Mac Diarmada's head, and he himself was captured, and a number along with him.

MCB1398.5

Peace between Ó Ceallaigh and his son.

MCB1398.6

A treacherous attack by some of the Uí Mhaine on Conchobhar Ó Ceallaigh, and he got away safely.

MCB1398.7

Ó Conchobhair Donn went into the Feadha, and the son of Eochaidh [Ó Ceallaigh], the family of Gillibert [Ó Ceallaigh], the son of the son of Éamann Ó Ceallaigh, and Muinntear Neachtain went along with him, and the family of Ó Ceallaigh attacked them, and innumerable cattle were killed.

MCB1398.8

The monastery of Doiréan, including houses and churches, was burned by lightning, and much of the wealth of Connacht was burned in it. [...]............

Annal MCB1401.

1401

MCB1401.1

Seaán son of Pilib son of Giolla [lacute]osa Ruadh Ó Raighilligh, king of Muinntear Mhaoil Mhórdha, an excellent, prosperous, wealthy man, died prematurely of disease.

MCB1401.2

Teabóid Buidhe Ó Maoil Mhuaidh was killed by the family of Art Ó Maoil Sheachlainn at Ceall Crom Riathrach, and they burned the church on reaching it, because of what he had done to Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, i.e. Conchobhar, and to themselves.

MCB1401.3

A raid by Cinéal Fiachach, Calraighe, and Ó Maoil Sheachlainn on the family of Art [Ó Maoil Sheachlainn].

MCB1401.4

A raid by the family of Hubert Dalton and by Nicholas Dalton on Calraighe.

MCB1401.5

The son of Herbert, i.e. Geoffrey de la Mare, an excellent man, prosperous, very active, and very able, who never allowed an injustice from a neighbour to pass unavenged, died by a mischance at Ráith Guaire on his way to Trim.

MCB1401.6

The son of the king of England came to Ireland with forces of Englishmen.

MCB1401.7

Incursions by the Daltons and some of the people of Anghaile into Muinntear Thadhgáin against the family of Art Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and a number of them were wounded, and they returned without gain.

MCB1401.8

The castle of Barrcha was being built by Cathal son of Tomás Ó Fearghail, and the castle of Baile Í Mhathan was begun by Muiris son of Conchobhar [Ó Fearghail].

MCB1401.9

The castle of Baile na Cloiche was built by the son of the son of Luke Dalton, i.e. Gerard.

MCB1401.10

A bishop came to Midhe, i.e. Robert Montain.

MCB1401.11

The son of Pilib son of Giolla Íosa Ruadh Ó Raighilligh was made king, and he died. The son of Seaán was made king by the Galls after him.

Annal MCB1402.

1402

MCB1402.1

The first of January on Sunday. [A.M.] 5606.

MCB1402.2

Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, king of Midhe, was captured through a mischance by Dillon and his kinsmen in the castle of Athlone.

MCB1402.3

Éireamhón Ó Maoil Sheachlainn was released from the Galls.

MCB1402.4

The family of Conchobhar son of Cathal [Ó Fearghail] and the family of Uilliam son of Cathal Ó Fearghail left Muinntear Anghaile. They had a cattle-pound in Coill an Ridire and they encamped at Magh Leacan in Caladh. They made a raid on the family of Aodh son of Maol Seachlainn Ó Fearghail in the north of Caladh, and the family of Aodh and all the people of Caladh submitted to them, and Murchadh son of Cairbre Ó Fearghail was driven out of Caladh. Ó Ceallaigh's son made attacks in Caladh to assist the family of Muircheartach Midheach [Ó Fearghail] and the family of Conchobhar [Ó Fearghail], and an attack was also made on them by Murchadh and some of Muinntear Anghaile, but they could do nothing for each other.

MCB1402.5

Attacks were made on the Oiss (?) by Fearghal Ruadh Mac Eochagáin and some of the Uí Fhailghe, and they plundered Baile an Rátha.

MCB1402.6

The same Fearghal Ruadh conspired with the family of Maol Mórdha Ó Conchobhair Failghe on the border of Baile an Rátha, and they enticed the two sons of Dalton, i.e. Henry, into the conspiracy with them. They killed Filbín Dalton, the best youth of his age in Midhe for hospitality and power, and Nicholas [Dalton] was captured grievously wounded, after quarter was granted to him by Réigín son of Maol Mórdha.

MCB1402.7

Attacks by Ó Conchobhair Failghe and Cinéal Fiachach on the Daltons. They killed Mac an Réabaire, constable of Dalton's gallowglasses, and ten people along with him.

MCB1402.8

A war without engagement in Muinntear Anghaile and churches being plundered. God help us!

MCB1402.9

Ó Maoil Sheachlainn was released from captivity, together with his three sons and his wife, the daughter of Laoighseach Ó Díomasaigh.

MCB1402.10

Maol Sheachlainn Ó Ceallaigh, high-king of all Uí Mhaine, i.e. from Cara to Grian, the most outstanding man of Western Europe, defensive tower of the Irish, the best man of his time for hospitality, alertness, and wisdom, for defending churches, for supporting foreigners, the feeble, and the exiled, a sage both faithful and reverential to the Church and to confessors, and a very charitable man to the weaklings of the Creator—this excellent man died at the height of his rule and of his powers, after the tribulation of Penance. He had been brought before death to the monastery of Cnoc Muaidhe, and he was buried there in his own stone tomb, having left his family to succeed him.

MCB1402.11

Cathal Ruadh Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinntear Eólais, an excellent, vigorous, ever-helpful man, was killed by the family of Maol Sheachlainn Mac Raghnaill in treachery, though there was no enmity. Raghnall son of Maol Seachlainn took the chieftainship after him, for he had no part in the killing of Cathal, as it is said.

MCB1402.12

Conchobhar Ó Ceallaigh took kingship over Uí Mhaine.

MCB1402.13

A treacherous foray by the son of the son of Éamann Ó Ceallaigh on the family of Hubert [Dalton], and he took many cows.

MCB1402.14

A foray by the family of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail on Muinntear Ghiollgáin.

MCB1402.15

A foray by the people of Anghaile and the Uí Ghiollagáin on Miles Dalton at Forgnaidhe.

MCB1402.16

A great foray by Dalton and Ó Fearghail on Cinéal Fiachach, and they took twenty score cows, or a few more, and eight score horses.

MCB1402.17

An attack by Fearghal Ruadh Mac Eochagáin on Eóghan Buidhe Mac Eochagáin, and Muiris Carrach Mac Eochagáin fell on that occasion from wounds received from Fearghal.

MCB1402.18

Peace between Cinéal Fiachach and the Daltons.

MCB1402.19

Brian son of Énrí Ó Néill was killed by Ó Domhnaill.

MCB1402.20

Carraig Locha Cé was captured by the family of Fearghal Mac Diarmada, owing to the treachery of its own defenders.

MCB1402.21

Domhnall son of Énrí Ó Néill was released from captivity by the Galls.

MCB1402.22

A foray by Ó Maoil Sheachlainn on Ceall Choinne, and he carried off many cows into Machaire Cuircne.

MCB1402.23

A foray by the family of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail on Fearghus son of Tomás Ó Fearghail.

MCB1402.24

A foray by Ó Ceallaigh and Clann Chonnmhaigh on the monastery of Comán.

MCB1402.25

War broke out between the kings in Connacht, and they laid waste Machaire.

MCB1402.26

Incursions were made by some of the Dillons, the family of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail, and Muinntear Mhaoil Shionna on Calraighe. They killed Brian Mac Amhalghadha, only son of Amhlaoibh Mac Amhalghadha, chieftain of Calraighe, the best chieftain of a single territory in his time; and more the pity!

MCB1402.27

Tomás Carrach Mac Murchadha was drowned when going past Ceann Eich to pay poets.

MCB1402.28

A great foray by Ó Ceallaigh, son of the son of Éamann Ó Ceallaigh, on Cinéal Dobhtha, and they took many cows and killed people.

MCB1402.29

Énrí Ó Neachtain's son was killed in Athlone by the people of Breaghmhuine.

MCB1402.30

The daughter of Laoighseach Ó Díomasaigh, who was the wife of Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, was released, a ransom and hostages being given.

MCB1402.31

A foray by the Galls on Ruaidhrí Ó Ruadhagáin and on Cinéal Fiachach.

MCB1402.32

Tighearnán Ó Ruairc was on the point of death, and the report of his death having gone abroad, forays and burnings were perpetrated on his people by Clann Donnchadha.

MCB1402.33

Maol Mórdha Ó Raighilligh was elected Ó Raighilligh and young Ó Raighilligh was banished.

MCB1402.34

Donnchadh son of Uilliam son of Cathal Ó Fearghail was captured by Cathal Ó Fearghail; i.e. the son of Tomás, and he was delivered up to Ó Fearghail; i.e. to Domhnall.

Annal MCB1403.

1403

MCB1403.1

The first of January on Monday; sixteenth of the lunar cycle; Dominical Letter, G. [A-D.] 1403; [A.M.] 5607.

MCB1403.2

Fearghal Ó Ruairc, an excellent prince, was treacherously killed by Maol Seachlainn Colach Mac Cába at the instigation of Eóghan Ó Ruairc.

MCB1403.3

Maghnus Ó Neachtain was killed by Clannmhaicne Eóghain Í Cheallaigh.

MCB1403.4

An attack by the Galls on the family of Tomás [Ó Fearghail], and they took many cows.

MCB1403.5

The castle of Barrcha was demolished by the family of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail.

MCB1403.6

Muiris son of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail was captured by the people of Uilliam Ó Fearghail from the Ois (?) and he was handed over to Ó Fearghail.

MCB1403.7

A great foray by the family of Tomás Ó Fearghail on Uí Mhaine and Seafraidh son of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail, and they took many cows. This preceded the incursions of the Galls which we have mentioned above.

MCB1403.8

An incursion by the Galls on Uí Fhailghe, and they made peace and took hostages.

MCB1403.9

A great war among the English, and the king defeated the faction opposed to him.

MCB1403.10

A great war between the Earl of Desmond and the Earl of Ormond.

MCB1403.11

Niall Ó Néill, king of Ulaidh, the most renowned man in Ireland for hospitality, died.

MCB1403.12

Mac Mathghamhna, king of Oirghialla, died, and Ardghal Mac Mathghamhna succeeded him.

MCB1403.13

An attack by Fearghal Ruadh Mac Eochagáin on Dalton's cattle-fold, and he, killed the daughter of Toirdhealbhach son of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail, and departed empty-handed.

MCB1403.14

Three successive attacks by Dalton on Cinéal Fiachach, and he burned and plundered the country extensively.

MCB1403.15

Attacks by the Daltons and Ó Maoil Sheachlainn on Cinéal Fiachach. They took many cows and killed twelve men or four times as many of the Sionnaigh, including the only son of Muircheartach Sionnach, and the son of Maol Mórdha son of the son of Diarmaid.

MCB1403.16

Ó Ceallaigh took sway with hostages over Clannmhaicne Eóghain Í Cheallaigh.

MCB1403.17

Muircheartach son of Brian Ó Fearghail, Amhlaoibh son of Brian, and the son of Ruaidhrí son of Brian, were released from captivity, on Ó Conchobhair Ruadh, Ó Ceallaigh, and the son of Cairbre son of Brian Ó Fearghail bestowing gifts, taking vows and oaths, and giving securities.

MCB1403.18

Numerous forays and attacks by the Daltons on Cinéal Fiachach.

MCB1403.19

Ó Néill, i.e. the son of Niall son of Niall son of Aodh Mór, died after being made king in succession to his father, and Domhnall son of Énrí son of Niall son of Aodh was made king in succession to him.

1404

MCB1404.1

The first of January. [A.D.] 1404 ; [A.M.] 5608.

MCB1404.2

Conchobhar Ó Ceallaigh, king of Uí Mhaine, died, and Tadhg Ó Ceallaigh was made king after him.

MCB1404.3

Thomas Barrett, bishop of Elphin, died.

MCB1404.4

Maol Seachlainn Ó Dubhda, a famous man, died.

MCB1404.5

A great war by Brian Ó Conchobhair, An Calbhach Ó Conchobhair, and Cinéal Fiachach on the Daltons, and they did much destruction, and burned Ráith Sgiach, i.e. the most flourishing town in Ireland in its time, i.e. Henry Dalton's town.

MCB1404.6

The Galls were driven from the whole province [of Ulaidh,] and the North was burned, including lay and Church property, and the monasteries Downpatrick, Inis Draighin and Coleraine—were despoiled and demolished by Mac Aonghusa, Mac Giolla Mhuire, and by Scotsmen.

MCB1404.7

The monastery of Cluain Tuaisgirt Ua Maine was unfortunately burned by lightning.

MCB1404.8

Cathal Ó Conchobhair, son of Ruaidhrí son of Toirdhealbhach, was captured by Ó Conchobhair Ruadh after he himself had summoned him to his assembly. He was incarcerated in the castle of Dún Iomdháin, and owing to that a great war arose in Connacht, with great destruction of crops.

MCB1404.9

Cathaoir Ó Díomasaigh, a man renowned for hospitality and prowess, was killed by the Galls of Leinster.

MCB1404.10

Tadhg son of Cathal Óg Ó Conchobhair was killed by [Eóghan] Mac an Abadh Ó Conchobhair.

MCB1404.11

Conchobhar Mac Diarmada, king of Magh Luirg, a man renowned for hospitality and valour, died at Carraig Locha Cé, and Tadhg succeeded him.

MCB1404.12

Muircheartach Bacach son of Domhnall son of Muircheartach Ó Conchobhair, lord of north-west Connacht, died in Sligo, and Brian, his kinsman, succeeded him.

MCB1404.13

Feidhhmidh Ó Díomasaigh was killed by Galls.

MCB1404.14

John Colton, archbishop of Armagh, a wise, honourable man, died this year.

MCB1404.15

Pope Boniface the Eighth, a man renowned for sanctity, died.

Annal MCB1405.

1405

MCB1405.1

The first of January. [A.D.] 1405 ; [A.M.] 5609.

MCB1405.2

Tadhg son of Aodh Mac Diarmada, king of Magh Luirg, was killed by Ó Conchobhair Donn, and Ruaidhrí succeeded him.

MCB1405.3

A great war between Ó Conchobhair Failghe and the Galls, and he made a hosting into Fir Thulach and burned most of the country.

MCB1405.4

Corca Raoidhe was burned by Ó Fearghail and the son of Herbert de la Mare, and the son of William Óg son of Herbert was captured by them, and peace was afterwards made between Ó Fearghail and the family of William Óg in this same year.

MCB1405.5

The castle of Granard was built by Uilliam Ó Fearghail.

MCB1405.6

The castle of Barrcha was built by Cathal son of Tomás Ó Fearghail.

MCB1405.7

The castle of Imper was built by Andrew son of Henry son of Nicholas Dalton.

MCB1405.8

Aodh Ó hAinlighe, chieftain of Cinéal Dobhtha, died in the forty-eighth year of his lordship, and was buried at Cluain Coirpthe Bearaigh, and Lochlainn, his son, succeeded him.

MCB1405.9

A great war between Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, on the one side, and the Dillons and Calraighe on the other, and Murchadh Sreamach son of Brian Mac Amhalghadha, a man eligible to be chieftain of Calraighe, was killed by Ó Maoil Sheachlainn in the same year.

MCB1405.10

Domhnall son of Muircheartach Mac Amhalghadha was captured by Ó Maoil Sheachlainn through a mischance.

MCB1405.11

The Earl of Ormond, i.e. James Butler, died, and the Galls were very powerless after that.

MCB1405.12

Cormac son of Aodh Mac Diarmada was killed by Ó Conchobhair Donn and MacWilliam of Clann Riocaird, and there was a great war in Connacht.

MCB1405.13

Conghalach son of Muircheartach Mac Carghamhna, i.e. chieftain of Muinntear Mhaoil Shionna, a venerable, very aged man, died in the twenty-first year of his lordship, and his son Conchobhar succeeded him.

MCB1405.14

A raid by the Dillons and the Calraighe on Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and they took many cows.

MCB1405.15

Cú Chonnacht Ó Cuinn, chieftain of Muinntear Ghiollgáin, died, and Feidhlimidh succeeded him.

MCB1405.16

Loughrea was burned by Ó Ceallaigh.

MCB1405.17

A great war by the Scotsmen and the Welsh against the English.

MCB1405.18

Toirdhealbhach son of Seafraidh Ó Fearghail, head of Clann Ghiolla na Naomh Í Fhearghail, died.

MCB1405.19

Cearbhall son of Lochlainn Ó Dálaigh, ollamh of Ireland in poetry, died in Corca Mruadh.

MCB1405.20

Great raids by MacWilliam of Clann Riocaird, i.e. Ulick, on Ó Ceallaigh, i.e. Tadhg.

MCB1405.21

Maol Ruanaidh Mac Diarmada and the family of Fearghal Mac Diarmada settled again in Magh Luirg, and half the territory including title and lordship, was given to them by Ruaidhrí Dubh Mac Diarmada, king (or joint-king) of Magh Luirg.

MCB1405.22

Aughuistín Magraidhin, one of the canons of Oileán na Naomh, an undisputed master of sacred and secular wisdom, including Latin learning, history, and many other sciences, ollamh of eloquence for Western Europe, compiler of this book and of many other books, including Lives of Saints and histories, died on the Wednesday before the first of November in his fifty-sixth year, on the sixth day of the moon. May the Saviour Jesus Christ have mercy on his soul!

MCB1405.23

Baile Locha Luatha was burned by Ó Maoil Sheachlaihn, i.e. Cormac Óg son of Cormac Ballach, and the church was burned too, and innumerable valuables were destroyed, including the image of the Trinity.

MCB1405.24

A great war among the Romans and, according to report, the Pope; i.e., Boniface, was banished from Rome.

MCB1405.25

A raid by Muiris son of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail on Calraighe, and he took cows and killed people.

MCB1405.26

Cathal Ó Conchobhair was released, and hostages were given by him to Ó Conchobhair Ruadh.

MCB1405.27

Very tempestuous weather and very heavy rainfall this winter, causing much destruction.

MCB1405.28

A bishop came to Elphin, i.e. Seaán Ó Gráda.

Annal MCB1406.

1406

MCB1406.1

The first of January. [A.D.] 1406 ; [A.M.] 5610.

MCB1406.2

Meyler Bermingham went to Críoch na gCéadach to defend it against the Irish, i.e. against Ó Conchobhair Failghe. He had a large force with him to assist the Galls of Midhe, and Bermingham's son, i.e. Meyler, made attacks on Diarmaid Ó Conchobhair in the two Croit, wherein many people were killed, including the daughter of Diarmaid Ó Conchobhair, and wherein they took much booty and destroyed innumerable cattle.

MCB1406.3

Pope Innocent died. Gregory succeeded him.

MCB1406.4

A war between the Daltons themselves, i.e. between Dalton and Miles Dalton. Attacks were made by Dalton on Miles in the castle of Muileann Miadhacháin, and Miles Dalton was killed in the castle by a single arrow-shot, and the castle was captured by Dalton and handed over to Pierce son of Hubert Dalton. Loss of revenue and great weakness resulted to the descendants of Nicholas Dalton from this deed.

MCB1406.5

Great raids by the Galls on Ó Raighilligh, and they took many cows.

MCB1406.6

The son of Murchadh an tSléibhe Ó Fearghail, i.e. Murchadh, head of the company of Clann Aodha an tSléibhe, died.

MCB1406.7

The church of Forgnaidhe was burned by the family of Robert Dalton, and Patrick's church at Imper was burned by the family of Miles Dalton, and it was after this that Miles Dalton was killed.

MCB1406.8

Ó Lochlainn, i.e. Donnchadh, king of Corca Mruadh, was killed by his own brother's family, i.e. by the family of Maol Seachlainn Cam, to avenge their father whom he [i.e. Donnchadh] had killed in fratricide; and that was a great act of virtue to God. Murchadh son of Brian Ó Lochlainn was made king in succession to him.

MCB1406.9

Cathal Mac Samhradháin, an excellent son of a chieftain and a man eligible to be chieftain of his own territory, died.

MCB1406.10

Maol Ruanaidh Mac Donnchadha, king of Tír Oilealla, a man renowned for hospitality and valour, died in the ninth year of his reign, and Conchobhar, his brother, succeeded him.

MCB1406.11

[Eóghan] Mac an Abadh Ó Conchobhair went into Midhe with a large force to assist the Galls of Midhe, and he made attacks on Ó Conchobhair Failghe in his own town, and Ó Conchobhair escaped safely, and he burned the town and also took innumerable cattle.

MCB1406.12

The castle of Tuillsce was built by Ó Conchobhair Ruadh.

MCB1406.13

The castle of Áth na Stuaidhe was built by Clannmhaicne Eóghain Í Cheallaigh.

MCB1406.14

The castle of Tír Leicín was built by Ross son of Conchobhar son of Cathal Ó Fearghail in the same year.

MCB1406.15

Incursions by Eóghan Mac an Abadh son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair and the Galls of Midhe into Uí Fhailghe against the town of Ó Cúlcorra, i.e. the son of Giolla Buidhe, and the town was held against them until Ó Conchobhair and the Uí Fhailghe overtook them and inflicted a defeat on them, in which Mac an Abadh Ó Conchobhair, i.e. Eóghan, a prince renowned for his almsgiving, hospitality, piety, vigour, and donations, was killed. Aodh Buidhe son of Éamann son of Éamann Ó Ceallaigh was killed there too, and the son of Mac Muiris na mBrígh, and Uilliam son of Seaán Mac Branáin, son of the chieftain of Corca Athchlann, and Mac Suibhne's son, along with almost all his eighty gallowglasses. It is unknown how many people, noble and lowly, were killed. The priest of the

Buacach Pádraig

was captured there, and the Buacach Pádraig was taken from him.

MCB1406.16

Great raids by Uilliam Ruadh son of Maol Seachlainn son of Uilliam son of Donnchadh Muimhneach Ó Ceallaigh on Conchobhar son of Éamann son of Éamann son of Donnchadh Muimhneach, and he took many cows. Conchobhar son of the son of Éamann Ó Ceallaigh was captured by Uilliam son of Maol Seachlainn Ó Ceallaigh, after he had summoned him to his own assembly, and six of his people were killed in Port Airenaigh, and Domhnall son of the son of Éamann Ó Ceallaigh was captured there too.

MCB1406.17

The same war continued between the Daltons, and the descendants of Nicholas Dalton left the country and went into Cinéal Fiachach mic Néill. Incursions were made by the Daltons and by Cathal son of Tomás Ó Fearghail into Cinéal Fiachach, and the Daltons and Cinéal Fiachach engaged each other. Cinéal Fiachach were defeated, Nicholas Cerr son of John Dalton was killed by the Daltons, and William son of John [Dalton] was captured by them. They went into the country after that and burned the house of Fearghal Ruadh Mac Eochagáin and Baile Í Bhraonáin, and attacked Baile Huiginn Í Bhraonáin. Cinéal Fiachach overtook them, but they defeated them, and three sons of Brian son of Domhnall Ó Fearghail were killed there, i.e. Maol Sheachlainn, Diarmaid, and Tomás Ruadh, and Cairbre son of Art Ó Maoil Sheachlainn was captured there.

MCB1406.18

Caisleán Nua was taken by the family of Conchobhar son of Cathal [Ó Fearghail] and the family of Tomás son of Cathal Ó Fearghail, and they divided Forgnaidhe between them with the consent of Dalton.

MCB1406.19

Tadhg Ó Birn, chieftain of Tír Bhriúin, died, and Cormac Ó Birn succeeded him.

MCB1406.20

The family of Fearghal Mac Diarmada was again banished by Ruaidhrí Dubh Mac Diarmada, i.e. the king of Magh Luirg.

MCB1406.21

Toirdhealbhach Donn son of Aodh son of Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, joint-king of Connacht, tower of support of the Gaels, a strong, vigorous, courtly, unforbearing man, was killed in treachery by Cathal Dubh [Ó Conchobhair], the son of Ó Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Toirdhealbhach, and John son of Hubert de Burgo in Fidhic in Clann Chonmhaigh, and that John fell by the hand of Ó Conchobhair in the counter-attack of a sword-thrust, for it was he who first struck Ó Conchobhair. ‘

    1. From the birth of Christ it is verily
      a thousand four clear hundred and six years
      to the slaying of that Toirdhealbhach
      treacherously in Clann Chonnmhaigh.

MCB1406.22

A great epidemic in Leinster and Munster, and Aodh Ó Tuathail died of it.

MCB1406.23

Incursions by Baron Hussey, i.e. the sheriff of Midhe, and the Daltons into Breaghmhuine, and Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, the [men of] Breaghmhuine, and Dillon overtook them in the territory. They inflicted a defeat on the Galls, and people were killed, and twelve or thirteen horses were taken from them. Edmund son of Hubert Dalton was captured by Domhnall Ó Braoin on that occasion.

Annal MCB1407.

1407

MCB1407.1

The first of January. [A.D.] 1407 ; [A.M.] 5611.

MCB1407.2

Very tempestuous weather and a murrain of cattle this year.

MCB1407.3

The son of Uilliam Óg Ó Ceallaigh, an excellent prince, and the son of Mathghamhain Ó Neachtain were treacherously killed by Fearadhach son of the son of Domhnall Ó Ceallaigh in Clannmhaicne Eóghain.

MCB1407.4

Cathal Ó Conchobhair, son of the king of Uí Fhailghe, an excellent prince and the best warrior of Leath Mogha, was killed by Clann Feóruis.

MCB1407.5

Cathal son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair was made king in Connacht by MacWilliam of Clann Riocaird, i.e. Ulick, and by the son of Domnall son of Muircheartach Ó Conchobhair in opposition to Ó Conchobhair Ruadh. A great war in Connacht between those kings.