The Annals of Ulster, Part 3 (1379 A.D.)

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1379.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1379.

U1379.1

The Dalton 2 (namely, Philip) died.

U1379.2

Firbisigh Mac Firbisigh, that is, a good historian, died this year.

U1379.3

O'Duinn, namely, chief of Ui-Riagain, was killed in treachery by his own kinsmen.

U1379.4

Richard Mac Cathmail was killed by Philip Mag Uidhir, namely, the king of Fir-Manach and by Domnall Ua Neill.

U1379.5

The defeat of Dreich was inflicted by Ua Neill (that is, by Niall Mor) on Philip Mag Uidhir and on Domnall Ua Neill, where fell Tadhg Mag Uidhir and two sons of Maghnus and Toirdelbach, son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir and Brian, son of Mac Craith Mag Uidhir and Muircertach, son of Milchu and others, on the 2nd of the Kalends of June May 31.

U1379.6

Ua hEilidhe, that is, Brian Ua hEilidhe, died.

U1379.7

Mac-in-caich Ua Raighillaigh was killed by the son of Annadh Ua Raighillaigh.

U1379.8

Cu-mara Mac Con-mara, namely, chief of Clann-Cuilen, was killed in treachery by his own kinsmen.

U1379.9

Cu-Connacht, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, namely, one fit to be king of Fir-Manach for nobleness and for generosity, was killed by the Clann-Domnaill of Clann-Ceallaigh.

U1379.10

Finnghuala, daughter of Ua Ceallaigh, that is, the wife of Mac William de Burgh, died.

U1379.11

James Ua Conghalaigh, prior of Daim-inis, died on the 2nd of the Nones 4th of January.


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U1379.12

Flaithbertach Ua Mongain, herenagh of Ros-oirthir, died on the Kalends 1st of May.

U1380.0

Kalends of Jan on 1st feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1380.

U1380.1

John Ua Domnaill (king of Tir-Conaill) and MaelSechlainn the Black, his son, were slain at the Monastery of Es-ruadh by Toirdelbach, son of Niall Ua Domnaill and by the sons of Cathal Ua Concobhair junior and by the Muinter-Duirnin.

U1380.2

Great defeat was inflicted on the Foreigners and on the Oirthir by Mag Aenghusa (namely, Art). And Ua hAnluain, that is, the king of Oirthir and many more were slain there.

U1380.3

Tadhg, son of Muircertach Ua Briain, was killed by Brian Ua Briain.

U1380.4

Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir the Brefnian, came on a night incursion against the Muinter-Ruairc and he himself was slain thereon.

U1380.5

The Mortimer came to Ireland this year and the nobles of the Gaidhil came into his house, headed by the heir of the king of Ireland, namely, by Niall Ua Neill. Art Mag Aenghusa, namely, king of the Ui-Eathach of Ulidia, was taken prisoner in treachery in the house of the Mortimer. And the Gaidhil of Ireland took fear of the latter from that out, so that they and also the Foreigners of Ireland avoided him.

U1380.6

Art, son of Gerald Caemanach was killed by the Foreigners.

U1380.7

Defeat was inflicted by Ua Domnaill and by Henry Ua Neill on Ua Dochartaigh and on Conchobur Ua Domnaill junior and on the Clann-Suibne. And there were taken prisoners therein, in addition to what was slain, John Mac Suibne and Murchadh Mac Suibne, namely, two brothers of the Mac Suibne.

U1380.8

Art, son of Gerald, son of Thomas the Fair, was killed by Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster.

U1380.9

A hosting by


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Philip Ua Raighillaigh and by the Clann-Muircertaigh and their muster into the Breifni of O'Ruairc and Thomas Mac Dorchaidh was killed by them. O'Ruairc overtook them and they were forced to retire by him and horses and men were destroyed around them on that expedition.

U1380.10

Art Mac Murchadha died on the 6th of the Kalends of June May 27.

U1380.11

Domnall Ua Leanain, prior of Lisgabail, died on the 6th of the Kalends of April March 27.

1381.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1381.

U1381.1

Toirdelbach, son of Richard Ua Raighillaigh, died.

U1381.2

Dubchablaigh, daughter of Mac Diarmata, wife of Mag Raghnaill the Red, died.

U1381.3

Lasairfina, daughter of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir, wife of Mag Raghnaill the Black, died.

U1381.4

Cathal the Black, son of Cumuidhe Ua Cathain, died.

U1381.5

William, son of Donnchadh Ua Ceallaigh the Momonian, namely, king of Ui-Maine, died and his son, that is, Mail-Shechlainn, was made king in his stead.

U1381.6

Dairmait Mag Carthaigh, namely, heir of the king of Desmond, was killed by the Ui-Mathgamna of Fonniartharach in treachery.

U1381.7

The castle of Ath-luain was taken by the Mortimer and the son of Richard of the Sonnach was killed therein.

U1381.8

Ruaidhri Ua Concobuir, namely, king of Connacht, went to Ath-luain and his sons of kings went from him into the West of Meath and great preys were carried off by them. The Foreigners overtook them and defeat was inflicted on them and the son of Ua Concobuir was slain there, namely, John the Lagenian, and Aedh Blind-eye Ua Conchobuir was taken prisoner there and William, son of Donnchadh, son of Ruaidhri Ua Ceallaigh and many others that are not reckoned here were slain there.

U1381.9

Raghnailt, daughter of Mag Bradaigh, wife of Mag Dorchaidh, died.

U1381.10

A great hosting by Niall Ua Neill into Oirghialla and great


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forays were made by them. And rout was inflicted on the rear of the host and Donnchadh, son of Maghnus Mag Mathgamna, was killed there.

U1381.11

The image of Mary in Cell-mor in Tir-Briuin spoke miraculously this year.

U1381.12

The Mortimer died, namely, in the second year after his coming to Ireland and after the treachery to Mag Maghnusa being done by him.

U1381.13

Cathal, son of Ruaidhri Ua Concobuir, namely, son of the arch-king of Connacht, was taken prisoner by the sons of Aedh son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir this year.

U1382.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1382.

U1382.1

Lawrence Tuit was killed by the sons of Ua Ferghail.

U1382.2

Ferghal, son of Donnchadh Mag Eochagain, chief of the Cenel-Fiachaigh-mic-Neill, was killed by the Fir-Ceall.

U1382.3

The chiefs of Connacht were made prisoners by the king of Connacht, namely, by Ruaidhri Ua Conchobuir, in his own assembly: to wit, Ua hAinlidhe and Ua Birn and Mac Ceithernaigh and Imur Ua hAinlidhe; that is, he received information concerning them, that they were making a party and alliance against him with the sons of Aedh son of Feidhlimdh Ua Concobuir.

U1382.4

Mac Ualann was killed by the Muinnter-Raighillaigh and so on.

U1382.5

Diarmait Ua Domnaill, namely, heir of the king of Tir-Conaill, died.

U1382.6

Rughraidhe, son of John son, of Brian Ua Ferghail, died.

U1382.7

Muircertach, son of Mathgamain Ua Briain, namely, son of the king of Thomond, died in prison and Domnall, his brother, died also.

U1382.8

Toirdelbach, son of Diarmait Ua Briain, died.

U1382.9

Brian, son of Diarmait Ua Briain, of the family of Brian the Red,


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died.

U1382.10

Aine, daughter of Echmarcach, son of Maghnus, namely, chief entertainer and tribe-head of her own ilk, wife of the great Master Ua Eogain, namely, Matthew, son of Concobur Ua Eogain (that is, the Archdeacon) and that Matthew was fourteen years continuously in Oxford delivering lectures—died this year on the 2nd of the Nones 4th of September.

U1382.11

Bean-Midhe, daughter of Mac Maghnusa, namely, the nun, died on the Nones 7th of March.

U1383.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1383.

U1383.1

Ruaidhri, son of Art Mag Uidhir, was killed by the son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir, (namely, by Domnall, son of Donnchadh the Mischievous, on the 5th of the Kalends of January Dec. 28).

U1383.2

Finnguala, daughter of Art Mag Uidhir, died.

U1383.3

Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, king of Tir-Oilella, died, namely, on the Friday of the Passion.

U1383.4

Diarmait, son of Concobur Mac Diarmata, namely, one who was to be king of Magh-Luirg, died.

U1383.5

John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, namely, chief of the hAnghaile, died.

U1383.6

Bishop Ua Mochain died this year, A.D. 1383.

U1383.7

A great hosting by Niall Ua Neill with his sons and the nobles of the Fifth about him. The whole North was destroyed and burned and pillaged by them. Aedh Ua Neill junior and Raibilin Savage fell in with one another on an encounter and two thrusts of their spears were given to each other by them. Raibilin went mortally injured to his Bisset's house and the son of John Bisset killed him outright and Aedh junior expired with, them the Bissets the third hour after the combat and so on. Jenkin the Fair, namely, son of John Bisset, was killed


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by the people of Raibilin in revenge of Savage.

U1383.8

Muircertach Ua Flannacain, chief of Tuath-Ratha and Maghnus, son of David and Cormac, son of Art Mag Uidhir and John, son of Geoffrey, kinsman of the abbot of Lis-gabail, were killed on the Nones 5th of April.

U1383.9

Murchadh Ua Briain died this year, namely, A.D. 1383.

U1383.10

(John of Lignano died this year, the 16th day of the month of February and was buried in the church of Saint Dominic in Bologna.)

U1384.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 5th of the moon A.D. 1384.

U1384.1

Philip Ua Raghallaigh (namely, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Raighillaigh the Red, king of Breifni) died.

U1384.2

William, son of Sir Edmond de Burgh, died.

U1384.3

Meyler, son of Mac William de Burgh, was killed by a fall.

U1384.4

A parley was held by Ua Flaithbertaigh and by Ua Maille with each other and Eogan Ua Maille and Cormac the Rotund were killed therein.

U1384.5

Great power was obtained by Ua Neill over the Foreigners this year.

U1384.6

Diarmait, son of Mael-Sechlainn Mag Raghnaill, chief or Muinter-Eoluis, was slain by the sons of Raghnall Mac Raghnaill in treachery.

U1384.7

Ruaidhri Ua Mailmuaidh, namely, king of Fir-Cell, died.

U1384.8

Muircertach, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, king of Ui-Failghi, died.

U1384.9

Ruaidhri son of Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, namely, arch-king of Connacht famed for hospitality and for prowess and for figure, died. And two Ua Concobuirs


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were made in Connacht after him this year namely, 1 Toirdelbach junior, son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Eogan and 2 Toirdelbach the Red, son of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Aedh, son of Eogan.

U1384.10

Lucy, daughter of Ua Taichligh, wife of Maurice Mag Craith, namely, of the coarb of the Termon of St. Dabeog, died.

U1384.11

Joseph Mag Sgoloigi died.

U1384.12

Master John Mac Gille-Coisgli, herenagh and parson of Airech-Brosga, an approved Lecturer of both Laws and especially of the Canon Law, died on the 10th of the Kalends of July June 22.

U1384.13

(The burning of Carraic-Ferghusa was done by Niall Ua Neill this year, on the vigil of Easter April 10).

U1385.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1385.

U1385.1

David, son of Edmond, son of Hubert de Burgh, was taken prisoner, by Aedh Ua Concobair.

U1385.2

Magh-Luirg was burned by the Clann-Donnchaidh and by Ua Ruairc this year.

U1385.3

Concobur junior, son of Donnchadh Mac Diarmata, was taken prisoner on an inroad by night which he himself made on the Clann-Donnchaidh and Cathal Cairbrech Mac Donnchaidh was killed by Concobur.

U1385.4

Large preys were captured by the Clann-Donnchaidh in Cera. The sons of Cathal junior Ua Concobuir and the Stantons and many others with them overtook them. Their preys were killed by them and themselves forced into Cell-Conduibh.

U1385.5

Defeat was inflicted by Ua Conchobuir, namely, by Murchadh Ua Concobuir Failghi, on the Foreigners this year and the Sheriff of Meath and many others were killed therein.

U1385.6

Gilla-Crist Mac Gilla-Finnein, chief of Muinter-Peodachain, died on the 2nd


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of the Kalends of June May 31.

U1385.7

Thomas Ua Corcrain, son of the bishop Ua Corcrain, notary general by Imperial authorization, died on the Nones 5th of November.

U1385.8

Donn Mag Uidhir, son of the king, namely, son of Flaithbertach, died on the Kalends 1st of July.

U1386.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 27th of the moon; A.D. 1386.

U1386.1

A great host was led by Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, into the country of Mac Wattin and it was all destroyed by them. And Mac Robert of Dun-Domnain and many others that are not reckoned here were slain there.

U1386.2

Aine, daughter of Mac Donnchaidh, namely, wife of Ua Ruairc, an excellent woman, died.

U1386.3

Niall Mac Eochagain, namely, one who was to be chief of Cenel-Fiachaigh, was killed by the son of William Dalton.

U1386.4

Eirimon Ua Mail-Shechlainn was slain by the Daltons and by Mag Amhalgadha.

U1386.5

Domnall Mag Cochlain, namely, king of Delbna, died.

U1386.6

Defeat was inflicted by Mac Murchadha, namely, king of Leinster, on the Foreigners of Ossory, wherein fell many of the Foreigners.

U1386.7

Fingin, son of Ruaidhri Mag Eochagain and Donnchadh, son of the priest Megdem, were killed.

U1386.8

Concobar, son of Tadhg Ua Briain; was killed in the war of the


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Clann-William.

U1386.9

The castle of Miles Dalton was taken by the sons of Concobur, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail and given to Thomas, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail.

U1386.10

The Clan of John Ua Ferghail and Dalton made a joint war against the sons of Murchadh ua Ferghail. The stronghold of Ua Ferghail was attacked by the clan of John and the daughter of Mac William de Burgh, namely, the wife of Ua Ferghail, was taken prisoner therein.

U1386.11

Raghnall Mac Conuisgi died.

U1387.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 9th of tile moon, A.D. 1387.

U1387.1

An attack was made by the Clan of John Ua Ferghail on Thomas, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail and the wife of Thomas, namely, Nualaith, daughter of Ua Ferghail (of Murchadh, son of Gilla-na-naem, son of Braen Ua Fergail), the woman of best hospitality and piety that was in her vicinity, was taken prisoner.

U1387.2

A house was built in Emain-Macha by Niall Ua Neill junior to recompense the learned companies of Ireland therein.

U1387.3

Sadhb, daughter of Aedh Ua Neill, wife of the son of John Bisset, died after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1387.4

Mac William the Upper, namely, Richard de Burgh junior, died this year.

U1387.5

Geoffrey Ua Dalaigh the Fair, namely, the best ollam of Ireland in poetry, died this year.

U1387.6

Ruaidhri Ua Cianain, a learned historian without defect, died.

U1387.7

John Mac Domnaill, king of Insi-Gall, died.

U1387.8

Finemain, daughter of Ua Eogain, died.

U1387.9

Domnall, son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir the Mis-chievous and Matthew Mac Conlega were killed in Cell-Naaile on the 5th of the Kalends of March Feb. 25.

U1388.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1388.

U1388.1

Domnall Ua Concobuir went on the Plain of Connacht and Ard-in-caillin and the Islands of Loch-Caircin


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were burned by him. And Domnall junior, son of Mac Domnaill, was killed on that expedition.

U1388.2

The sons of Ua Cuirnin, namely, Sigraidh and Cairpri and Gilla-Padraig, sons of Adam Ua Cuirnin, were killed by the Foreigners of the County of Ossory. Great loss to learning was that death of Sigraidh.

U1388.3

Treacherous forays were made by Ua Concobuir the Red and by Mac Diarmata on Ua Concobair the Brown. Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella went for that reason, with a large host, to meet Ua Concobuir the Brown to Magh-Luirg and Magh-Luirg was burned, both houses and corn, by them on that expedition. Cormac Mac Donnchaidh was slain by Mac Diarmata and by the sons of Aedh son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir: namely, the one son of a king who was best of hospitality and prowess that was in his time.

U1388.4

Muircertach the Lame, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, went into the stronghold of Mac Donnchaidh to attack the stronghold of Ua Domnaill at the Monastery of Es-ruadh. Many persons were slain by them, including the sons of Ua Baighill with their kinsmen. Mac Suibne and his son were taken prisoners there on that expedition.

U1389.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1389.

U1389.1

Niall Ua Neill junior was taken prisoner by the Foreigners this year.

U1389.2

Maurice Ua Concobuir the Bald was killed by one shot of an arrow on a Sunday at the church of Cluain-da-thorc by the Ui-Cellaigh of Leighe.

U1389.3

Mael-Shechlainn Ua Lochlainn the Crooked, king of Corcumruadh, was killed by his own brother in treachery on the Sunday before the feast of St. Michael.

U1389.4

Gilla-


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Isu Mag Uidhir, chief of Muinter-Peodachain, died on the 4th of the Ides 10th of December.

U1389.5

Philip, son of Gilla-Isu Mag Uidhir, was killed on the 3rd of the Kalends of February Jan. 30.

U1389.6

Nehemias Ua hEogain, vicar of Inis-cain on Loch-Erne, died on the 4th of the Kalends of February Jan. 29th.

U1390.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 12th of the moon, 1390.

U1390.1

Great war this year between Tigernan Ruairc, namely, king of Breifni and Thomas, son of Mathgamain Ua Raighillaigh, namely, king of Muinter-Mailmordha. And Maghnus Ua Ruairc was at that time in custody with Ua Raghallaigh in the Rock of Loch-Uachtair. The Rock was pierced through and he escaped thereout and went to the castle of Loch-in-scuir and the clan of Muircertaigh Ua Concobuir followed him and he was killed by them in leaving the Loch.

U1390.2

Ua Ruairc pursued the clan of Muircertach into Tellach-Dunchadha and they and the Tellach-Dunchadha were defeated, had the prey wrested from them and were pursued from the Ford of Daire-Dubain to Sliabh-Cairbri.

U1390.3

Ferghal Ua hEaghra, king of Luighni, died.

U1390.4

Thomas Ua Raighillaigh, namely, king of Breifni, died this year with victory of Unction and penance and John, son of Philip Ua Raighillaigh, took the kingship of Breifni after Thomas and so on.

U1390.5

Brian Mac Aedhagain, ollam of jurisprudence of the Breifni, rested in Christ.

U1390.6

Niall Ua Taichligh, canon chorister of Clochar and superior of Daim-inis, died.

U1390.7

Peter Ua hEogain, dean of Loch-Eirne, died on the 6th of the Kalends of November Oct 27.

U1390.8

Bartholomew tough, they killed him as he was


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Ua Conghaile; canon and sacristan of the Monastery of Lis-gabail, died on the Nones 7th of July.

U1391.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1391.

U1391.1

Ua Ruairc, namely Tigernan Mor, went to meet Ua Raighillaigh, namely, John, to Druim-lethan, his retinue being but one and twenty. The clan of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, when they learned that Ua Ruairc went to meet Ua Raighillaigh, with a small number of people, went themselves, five and twenty strong, before him on Belach-in-crinaigh. Ua Ruairc by his good fortune broke through the Pass against the clan of Muircertach and there were slain then John, son of Mathgamain, Ua Conchobuir and the grandson of Aedh Of the Quill and a party of their followers along with them and the other portion of them was utterly routed.

U1391.2

Tadhg Ua hUiginn, a competent ollam in poetry, died.

U1391.3

Domnall Mag Carthaigh junior, namely, king of Desmond, died and his son, namely, Tadhg Mag Carthaigh, was made king in his stead over Desmond.

U1391.4

Mac Gille-Muire, namely, king of Ui-nDerca-Cein, was killed by his own kinsman.

U1391.5

Ua hAnluain was killed by his own kinsman in treachery.

U1392.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1392.

U1392.1

Diarmait Mag Eochagain, namely, chief of Cenel-Fiachaigh, died.

U1392.2

Henry (the Turbulent), son of


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Niall Mor Ua Neill, namely, one fit to be arch-king of Ireland, died about the feast of St. Brenann.

U1392.3

Domnall, son of Henry Ua Neill, was taken prisoner by Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill, namely, king of Cenel-Conaill.

U1392.4

A great hosting by Niall Ua Neill, with the nobles of the Fifth around him, against the Foreigners of Sraidbhaile and sway over the Foreigners was obtained by him on that expedition and Seifin White was slain on that expedition.

U1392.5

Finnghuala, daughter of Maghnus, son of Cathal Ua Conchobuir, died this year.

U1393.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1393.

U1393.1

Aedh, son of Concobur Mac Diarmata, king of Magh-Luirg, died and Cathal, his son, was drowned at Inis-daighre in Loch Ce.

U1393.2

Edmond Mag Raghnaill, one who was to be arch-chief of Muinter-Eoluis, died.

U1393.3

An attack was made by the sons of Aedh Mac Diarmata on Maelruanaidh Mac Diarmata junior and battle was given by them to each other and Domnall Mac Diarmata the Black was killed there, and Concobur Mac Diarmata was taken prisoner there and Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata the Black and Ferghal, son of Donnchadh the Grey, were taken prisoners there and put into the castle of Baile-in-tobair and they escaped therefrom the same year.

U1393.4

Aedh Mac Aedha, namely, a famous wright, died.

U1393.5

Matthew Ua hEogain, namely, chaplain of Inis-cain, died this year, on the 5th of the Ides 11th of October.

U1393.6

Brian, son of Mail-Shechlainn Ua Ceallaigh, namely, one worthy to be king of Ui-Maine, died.

U1393.7

Ferghal Mag Samradhain, namely, chief of Tellach-Eathach, to wit, a general patron to the learned retinues and companies of Ireland, died between Easter and May-Day this year. And troubled and


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saddened are the learned companies by that death.

U1393.8

Raghnailt, daughter of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, namely, an excellent woman, died this year.

U1393.9

Edain, daughter of Cathal Ua Conchobair junior, wife of Brian, son of Mail-Shechlainn Ua Cellaigh, died this year.

U1393.10

Domnall and Edmond, namely, two sons of Mail-Shechlainn Ua Cellaigh, namely, king of Ui-Maine, died this year.

U1394.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1394.

U1394.1

Brian Mac Caba, Constable of Oirgialla, died.

U1394.2

Tadhg Ua Flannagain, chief of Tuath-Ratha, was killed by the sons of David Ua Flannagain.

U1394.3

The king of the Saxons (namely, Richard II.) came to Ireland this Harvest and the Earl of March came with him.

U1394.4

Mac Jordan, namely, lord of the town of Ath-leathan, was killed by the sons of John de Exeter in treachery.

U1394.5

Gilla Domnaigh Ua hEogain, Official of Loch-Eirne (namely, the Grey Official) and parson and herenagh of Inis-cain, died this year.

U1394.6

Matthew Mac Gille-Coisgli, vicar of Clain-inis, died on the 7th of the Kalends of May April 25.

U1394.7

Luke Mac Sgoloigi, vicar of Achad-Lurchaire for forty-four years, died this year.

U1394.8

Thomas Mag Uidhir junior (namely, king of Fir-Manach), that is, son of the Black Gillie Mag Uidhir, was born in this year.

U1395.0

Kalends of Jan, on 6th feria, 7th of the moon A.D. 1395.

U1395.1

Philip Mag Uidhir (namely, Philip of the battle- axe) died this year: to wit, king of Fir-Manach (for thirty-one years), a man, namely, of hospitality


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and prowess and for defending his territory against neighbours. And Ireland and Scotland were full of his fame and report. His death took place with victory of Unction and penance on the 17th of the Kalends of April March 16.

U1395.2

Ua Maile-Duin of Lurg, namely, Domnall, was taken prisoner by the sons of Art Mag Uidir in deception in the Termon of St. Dabeog and he was slain after he was captured by them.

U1395.3

The black Gillie Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, took the kingship of Fir-Manach this year.

U1395.4

Concobur the Red, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir the Red, was taken prisoner by the black Gillie Mag Uidhir and by Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, brothers of the black Gillie. Concobar the Red escaped from them the same year.

U1395.5

Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, namely, lord of Sligech and of all the West of Connacht, died this year in the castle of Sligech, that is, a week before the Nativity, after victory of Unction and penance.

U1395.6

Cablaigh Mor (namely, Port of the three enemies), daughter of Cathal Ua Conchobuir, that is, daughter of the king of Connacht—to wit, a propertied woman of great sub—.

stance was she, that lived with noble men, namely, Niall Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill and Aedh Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni and Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir the Brefnian, royal heir of Connacht and other men that are not reckoned here—died this year, after victory of penance and was buried in the Monastery of the Buill.


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U1395.7

Una, daughter of Tadhg Ua Conchobuir, namely, wife of Aedh Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1395.8

John, son of Art Mag Uidhir, was slain this year on Finntracht-droma-bairr, the 19th of the Kalends of September Aug. 14.

U1395.9

Philip, son of the black Gillie Mag Uidhir, was born.

U1396.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 18th of the moon, A.D.

U1396.1

Irial Ua Lochlainn, namely, lord of Corcumruadh, was killed in treachery by the son of Mac-girr-an-adhasdair of his own sept, in revenge of his foster-brother, that is, Mail-Shechlainn Ua Lochlainn, whom he killed before that.

U1396.2

Concobur, son of Eogan Ua Maille, went, a ship's crew, to make an attack in the West of Connacht: the ship was filled by them with the valuables got on that expedition and they were drowned between Ireland and Ara.

U1396.3

Matthew Ua Luinin, herenagh of the Ard, namely, an expert, learned man both in poetry and history and melody and literature and other arts, died on the 6th of the Ides 8th of February.

U1397.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1397.

U1397.1

Richard, son of Richard de Burgh, died in the beginning of the Spring of this year.

U1397.2

A great hosting by Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella to the Plain of Connacht, to aid Ua Conchobuir the Brown and they all encamped with their herds on the Curragh of Cenn-eitigh. When Ua Concobuir the Red and Mac William de Burgh heard that—that Mac Donnchaidh went with his herds to the Curragh of Cenn-eitigh—they assembled into one place, namely, Ua Concobuir the Red and Mac William (de


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Burgh), that is, Thomas and the sons of Cathal junior Ua Conchobuir and the sons of Aedh Mac Diarmata and the muster of the gallowglasses of Connacht along with them. They delivered an assault on the camp of Ua Concobuir the Brown and Ua Concobuir the Brown was not there himself at that time. Howbeit, Mac Donnchaidh perceived not that host, until Ua Concobuir the Red came, with a large horse-host, upon him into the place where he was in his camp. Whereupon there were then slain Mac Donnchaidh and Aedh Blind -eye, son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir and Diarmait Mac Donnchaidh, that is, the future king of Tir-Oilella and two sons of Ruaidhri, son of Mailruanaigh Mac Donnchaidh and Art, son of Cathal Mac Donnchaidh the Cleric and Cu-aithne, son of Cu-aithne Ua Concobuir and Mac Suibne, namely, Constable of Connacht from the mountain northwards and Donnchadh Mac Suibne and Donnsleibe Mac Suibne, that is, two brothers of Mac Suibne and Concobur Mac Suibne and many others were slain: that it is not possible to reckon for their number. And it is not possible to put tale or reckoning on the chattels that were found there of beeves and horses and apparel. When O'Concobuir the Brown learned that the defeat was inflicted and Mac Donnchaidh slain and his own encampment gone into their power, he made for the prey of Ua Concobuir the Red and of the sons of Aedh son of Feidhlimidh. And it is not possible to reckon those spoils that be made for their number. And on the Vigil of the first feast of Mary in Harvest Aug. 14 these deeds were done.

Feidhlimidh, son of Cathal junior Ua Concobuir and Dubhghall Mac Domnaill went after that defeat to the house of Ua Domnaill and told him news of the defeat


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and asked Ua Domnaill to go with them into Cairpre. Ua Domnaill with his muster came with the sons of Cathal junior. The men of Cairpre and Tir-Oilella mustered against them. Ua Domnaill with his host went to the northern part of Tir-Oilella as far as the Meeting-Field. Houses and crops were burned by them there and the son of Cormac, son of Ruaidhri, was despoiled by them. Maelruanaigh Mac Donnchaidh took the lordship of Tir-Oilella at that time. Compact and alliance were made by Maelruanaigh Mac Donnchaidh and by Ua Domnaill and by the sons of Cathal junior and by Ua Dubhda and by the Eastern Ua hEaghra with each other. Ua Domnaill returned to his own country on that occasion and the sons of Cathal junior and the Muinter-Duirnin and Mac Domnaill the Gallowglass with his sons went into Cairbre in accordance with that compact.

Muircertach the Lame, son of Domnall, was in Fasa-caille at that time and as many of the gallowglasses of Mac Suibhne as came alive from the defeat of the Curragh of Cenn-eitigh were along with him there, under Domnall Mac Suibne and under the Western Ua Eaghra. An offensive march was made by Muircertach the Lame and by all those on the sons of Cathal junior to Lis-in-doill and to Bun-Brenoigi. Ua Domnaill came, with a small force, to join the sons of Cathal and battle was given by them beside Bun-Brenoigi and the battle went against the sons of Cathal. And Marcus Mac Domnaill was slain in it and his son, namely, Dubghall Mac Domnaill and John Mac Sitigh were slain there also and many of the gallowglasses that are not reckoned here. Great forays were


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made by the sons of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, on the sons of Cathal junior Ua Concobuir and the sons of Cathal were put across the Erne to the far side again. On the Vigil of the great feast of Mary all these deeds were done.

U1397.3

Niall (Niall Mor Ua Neill), son of Aedh Mor Ua Neill, arch-king of Ulster and contender for the kingship of Ireland, died this year, after victory of Unction and penance. And his son, namely, Niall Ua Neill junior, was made king in his stead.

U1397.4

(Art (namely, Art of Cuil), son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle-axe, was killed by the shot of an arrow on the 7th of the Kalends of January Dec. 26, that is, the feast day of St. Stephen, A.D. 1397, by the sons of Mag Shamhraghain.)

U1398.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1398.

U1398.1

David Ua Duibgennain, eminent professor in history, died in the beginning of the Spring of this year.

U1398.2

A great hosting by Niall Ua Neill junior, namely, king of Ulster, against Ua Domnaill and he stayed not on that expedition until he reached the Monastery of Esruadh. And they pillaged the Monastery in its wealth and in its herds and Tir-Aedha was destroyed by him on that expedition. A party of the people of Ua Domnaill gave battle to the host and Aedh, son of Ferghal Ua Ruairc, was taken prisoner on that occasion. And Ua Neill went to his own house.

U1398.3

A hosting by Mac William de Burgh, namely, Thomas de Burgh and by Ua Concobuir the Red and by the sons of Cathal junior and by the sons of Mac Diarmata and they came into the


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country of Mac Donnchaidh and the territory was completely destroyed by them. Conchobur Mac Diarmata junior and his kinsman-men went from that host to reconnoitre Magh-Lurig. Mac Diarmata came that night to the Monastery of the Buill and what food he found therein he put on the Rock of Loch-Ce. The track of the force was got by the sons of Mac Diarmata and they followed them on their track to Ech-druim of Tir-Briuin and the church of Ech-druim was burned by them on Mac Diarmata. And his brother, namely, Concobur Mac Diarmata, was killed there and many of the people of Mac Diarmata were killed by them and their horses and accoutrements were forcibly taken from them. And then they the reconnoitring party went back to where the host was and so on.

U1398.4

An attack was made by Muircertach Ua Concobuir on Ua Domnaill in Tir-Aedha and he seized no property that time. And they turned, as they seized it not, to Es-ruadh. Aedh Ua Duirnin overtook them there and inflicted defeat on them courageously, triumphantly near Bel-atha-Senaigh. The horse of Aedh was injured there and he himself was thrown and the thick of the host overtook him there and they killed him.

U1398.5

Murchadh Ua Ferghail the Fair, namely, an excellent son of a chief, died this year in his own house, after victory of penance.

U1398.6

The Earl of Desmond, namely, Gerald, died this year and Ireland was full of lamentation for him.

U1398.7

Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, died.


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U1399.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1399.

U1399.1

The king of the Saxons came to Ireland this year.

U1399.2

An attack was made by Ua Concobuir the Red and by Mac Diarmata the Clann-Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella and they went to Magh-Tuiredh. Great forays were made by them there. The Clann-Donnchaidh and Muircertach, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, overtook them and great defeat was inflicted upon them (namely, upon Ua Concobuir) there and Somairle Mac Domnaill the Tawny was slain there with his people.

U1399.3

The Earl of Desmond, namely, Earl John, was drowned in the Suir.

U1399.4

Thomas, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail, was killed in his own town by the Foreigners and by the Baron of Delbhna and so on.

U1399.5

Cathal, son of Ruaidhri Mag Uidhir, was killed by Eoghan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, this year, on the 12th of the Kalends of August July 21.

U1400.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1400.

U1400.1

Brian Ua Briain, king of Thomond, died this year. Toirdhelbach, son of Murchadh Ua Briain, prop of Thomond, died in this Summer.

U1400.2

Aedh Ua Donnchadha, namely, king of the Eoghanacht of Loch-Lein, died.

U1400.3

Toirdelbach, son of Mail-Muire Mac Suibhne, namely, lord of Fanat, died.

U1400.4

Cu-Uladh Ua Neill, namely, son of


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Niall Mor, son of Aedh Ua Neill, died in the Harvest of this year.

U1400.5

Feidhlimidh, son of Cathair Ua Conchobuir, namely, one who was to be king of Ui-Failghi, died in the house of Ua Raighillaigh this year.

U1400.6

Domnall, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Raighillaigh the Red, died.

U1400.7

John, son of Brian, son of Murchadh Ua Ferghail, namely, chief of Muinter-hAnghaile, died.

U1400.8

John Ua Cianain, herenagh of the land of Muinter-Cianain in Clain-inis of Loch-Erne and an honourable historian, died.

U1400.9

Amhlaim, son of Philip, son of Amhlaim, son of Donn Mag Uidhir the Rough, namely, chief of Muinter-Peodachain, died on the 2nd of the Nones 6th of May.

U1400.10

Eva, daughter of the Superior Ua Taichligh, a noble damsel, died.

U1400.11

Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail took the chiefship of the hAnghaile this year.

U1400.12

Tadhg Ua Cerbaill was taken prisoner by the Earl of Ormond this year.

U1401.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1401.

U1401.1

Aedh Ua Mailmuaidh, namely, king of Fir-Ceall, died this year.

U1401.2

Ruaidhri, son of Art Mag Aengusa, namely, king of the Ui-Eathach of Ulidia, was killed by the sons of Cu-Uladh Ua Neill and by his own brother, that is, Cathbarr Mag Aengusa.

U1401.3

Tadhg Ua Cerbaill, namely, king of Eli, escaped from the Earl of Ormond from the Pass of Gabran.

U1401.4

A great host was led by Niall Ua Neill junior, namely, by the king of Ulster, into Tir-Conaill, so that he destroyed much of the crops of the country. And horses and people were taken from him on that expedition.


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U1401.5

Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, namely, Gilla-Pat-raig (and he used to be called The Tawny Gillie), died of a vein that burst in him at the close of day: to wit, a man of general goodness and of considerable substance, who was of the best

generosity in food and drink that was in his time, and so on.

U1401.6

John, son of Philip, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Raighillaigh the Red, namely, king of Breifni, to wit, a man of generosity and prowess and who upheld his own dignity, died of a fit in his own bed in Tulach-Mongain and was buried the same night in Cavan. A week over a month before the Nativity Dec. 25th that happened.

U1402.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1402.

U1402.1

A meeting was held by Ua Neill, namely, by Niall junior and by Ua Domnaill at Narrow-water and peace was made between them. And Ua Domnaill rendered submission to Ua Neill on that occasion.

U1402.2

Mail-Shechlainn, son of William Ua Cellaigh, namely, king of Ui-Maine, to wit, a man full of generosity and of knowledge and of sincerity, died after victory of penance. Peace was mutually made by the Sil-Cellaigh that time and the lordship of Ui-Maine was given to Concobur Ua Cellaigh.

U1402.3

Cormac Mac Branain, namely, chief of Corco-Achlann, was killed by his own kinsmen in treachery.

U1402.4

Great war arose between (Toirdelbach) Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill and Brian, son of Henry Ua


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Neill. Brian put his host in one place and delivered an attack upon the stronghold of Ua Domnaill and defeat was inflicted in the beginning of the day on Ua Domnaill. And the son of Niall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, was slain there and many of the Men of Tir-Conaill, and Mail-Shechlainn, son of Flaithbertach Ua Ruairc, were slain there. Ua Domnaill and his sons and the Muinter-Duirnin mustered the same day and Brian Ua Neill met them, with a small force, in the rear of his people, as he was returning from the defeat, with the spoil of Henry Ua Gairmleghaidh driven before him and Henry himself was slain before that by him. Brian was with but a few persons there and Ua Domnaill with his sons and with his people slew Brian there, and so on.

U1402.5

Ulick de Burgh was made Mac William this year and Walter de Burgh was made another Mac William. And lordship was yielded by the latter to the Upper Mac William.

U1402.6

The Rock of Loch-Ce was taken by the sons of Ferghal Mac Diarmata and many persons were killed and drowned around it.

U1402.7

Donnchadh, son of Maghnus Mag Uidhir, died on the 7th of the Kalends of March Feb. 23rd.

U1402.8

Mac Craith, son of Maghnus Mag Uidhir, died on the 2nd of the Ides 14th of March.

U1403.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 5th of the moon,A.D. 1403.

U1403.1

Great war arose between the Earl of Ormond and the Earl of Desmond in this year, and the two Mac William de Burghs with their muster went to assist the Earl of Ormond.

U1403.2

Fergal, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc, that is, the son of the king of Breifni and who was to be


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king of Breifni-namely, a spirited, truly hospitable man-was killed in his own house by the sons of Mac Caba with their people: to wit, a fortnight before Easter that deed was done.

U1403.3

Muircertach, son of Donnchadh Ua Dubhda, died in this Summer.

U1403.4

Niall Ua Neill junior, arch-king of Ulster and a courageous, powerful man, and a man who the learned companies and pilgrims of Ireland thought would take the kingship of Ireland on account of the prowess of his hands and the nobility of his blood-to wit, the blood of Niall of the Nine Hostages and of the daughter of the king of the Saxons-and the excellence of his hospitality likewise, died in the Harvest after victory of Unction and penance. Brian, son of Niall Ua Neill, namely, who was to be king of the Fifth of Ulster, died the same year.

U1403.5

Philip, son of Brian Mor Mag Mathgamna; that, is, arch-king of Oirgialla, died this, year and Ardghal Mag Mathgamna was made king in his stead.

U1403.6

Mac Cinaith of the Triuch was killed by his own kinsman in treachery.

U1403.7

Cu-Connacht, son of Maghnus Ua Raighilligh, died.

U1403.8

Mac Craith, son of Maghnus, died on the 2nd of the Ides 14th of March.

U1404.0

Kalends or Jan. on 3rd feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1404.

U1404.1

Maghnus Ua Cathain died this year.

U1404.2

Tadhg, son of Cathal Ua Concobuir junior, namely, a courageous son of a king, full of hospitality and of prowess to the day of his death, was killed by the son of the abbot Ua Concobuir and by the sons of Ua Concobuir the Brown.

U1404.3

Concobur Ua Ceallaig, namely, king of Ui-Maine, died in the Summer of this year.

U1404.4

Finnguala, daughter of Ua


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Concobuir; namely, daughter of the arch-king of Connacht; that is, Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Eoghan Ua Concobuir, died this year: to wit, the wife of Mail-Shechlainn Ua Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine; namely, a woman that was a general protector to the learned companies of Ireland was she. She died with victory of Unction and penance and so forth.

U1404.5

A hosting was made by Ua Concobuir the Brown and by Muircertach, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, into Ui-Maine and into Sil-Anmchadha to take the lordship of Ua Madaghain by force. Ua Madaghain submitted to them and his lordship was given to Ua Conchobuir on that occasion. And they went from that into Clann-Ricaird to assist Mac William and to war on Ua Cellaigh. They got the better of Ua Cellaigh on that occasion and went safe to their houses.

U1404.6

Muircertach the Lame, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, died this year in the castle of Sligech after victory of penance and Brian, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, took his place.

U1404.7

Domnall, son of Henry Ua Neill, took the kingship of Ulster this year.

U1404.8

Henry Mac Gilla-Finnein, chief of Muinter-Peodachain, died this year, on the 6th of the Kalends of January Dec. 27.

U1404.9

Gilla-Patraic, son of the bishop Mac Cathmhail, namely, son of Art Mac Cathmhail, died on the 2nd of the Kalends of July June 30.

U1405.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 27th or the moon, A.D. 1405.

U1405.1

Gilla-Duibin Mac Cruitin died this year, namely, the ollam of Ua Briain, to wit, one eminent in music and in history and in literary distinction in lreland.

U1405.2

Cerball Ua Dalaigh, namely, ollam of Corcomruadh, died.


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U1405.3

William Ua Deoradhain, namely, the best ollam of Leinster in jurisprudence, died.

U1405.4

Fingin, son of Eogan Mac Carthaigh, died this year, to wit, an excellent leader.

U1405.5

Donnchadh Ua Mail-Conaire the Fair, namely, ollam of the Sil-Muiredhaigh in history, died this year.

U1405.6

An attack was made by Mac Diarmata of Magh-Luirg, namely, by Tadhg Mac Diarmata, on Ua Concobuir the Brown. Ua Concobuir with his gallowglasses overtook them and horses and persons were killed between them and Mac Diarmata was injured by an arrow on that expedition and he died thereof.

U1405.7

Mac Cathmaill, namely, chieftain of Cenel-Feradhaigh, was killed by the Fir-Manach.

U1406.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1406.

U1406.1

Ferghal, son of Cormac Mac Donnchaidh, namely, who was to be king of Tir-Oilella, died this year.

U1406.2

Gilla-na-naem, son of Ruaidhri Ua Cianain, namely, an eminent historian, died this year in the Pass of Caill-Finntain in the Anghaile and was buried in lnismor of Loch-gamna.

U1406.3

Mailruanaigh, son of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, namely, king of Tir-Oilella, died this year.

U1406.4

Toirdelbach, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir, namely joint-king of Connacht, to wit, head of battling and courage of all Connacht, was killed this year in Clann-Connmaigh, in coming from the house of Mac Fheorais Birmingham by Cathal Ua Conchobuir the Black and by John, son of Edmond, son of Hubert de Burgh. And Ua Conchobuir killed John on the same spot with one stroke of a sword. A fortnight before Christmas that happened.


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U1407.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 20th 'Of the moon, A.D. 1407.

U1407.1

John, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, namely, one who was to be king of Breifni, died in Magh-Luirg and was carried from that to Druim-lethanand buried therein.

U1407.2

Great defeat was inflicted this year by the Foreigners in Callaidh on Walter de Burgh, namely, the grandson of the Earl of Ulster and on Tadhg Ua Cerbhaill: a place where was slain Tadhg himself, to wit, the best general protector that was in Ireland in his own time. And Walter was taken prisoner in that defeat.

U1407.3

Defeat was inflicted by Ua Conchobuirthe Red and by Tadhg Ua Ceallaigh and by Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata on Mac William of Clann-Ricaird and on Cathal Ua Conchobair. Cathal himself was taken prisoner there and persons numerous were either taken prisoners or slain there.

U1407.4

Aedh Mag Uidhir (namely, son of Philip of the battle-axe), that is, tanist of Fir-Manach, was taken prisoner in treachery in the town of Cathal Ua Ruairc the Deaf and the son of Maghnus Mag Uidhir, namely, Conchobur, and many other good people were taken with him there. And by the Men of Tir-Conaill, on the suggestion of the Brefnians, that capture was effected. And therefrom it is called the Hospitality of the Malignity, from that time down.

U1408.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1408.

U1408.1

Cathal Ua Conchobuir, namely, one who was to be king of Ui-Failghi, was slain by the Clann-Fheorais.


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U1409.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1409.

U1409.1

The leg of Richard de Burgh was broken by a hound that was running after a hare and he died thereof.

U1409.2

A great hosting was made this year by the sons of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir and by the Clann-Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella to put provision into the castle of Ros-Comain in spite of the Connachtmen that were assembled around the castle. And they put the provision into it then in despite and they themselves returned safe to their houses on that expedition.

U1410.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1410.

U1410.1

Raghnall Mag Raghnaill, namely, chief of MuinterEoluis, died this year. Cumhsgrach Mag Raghnaill took the chieftainry after him and then died at the end of a fortnight.

U1410.2

Domnall Ua Neill, namely, king of the Fifth of Ulster, was taken prisoner by Brian Mag Mathgamna and Brian delivered him over to Eogan Ua Neill this year.

U1410.3

Tadhg, son of Mail -Shechlainn, son of William, son of Donnchadh Ua Ceallaigh the Momonian, namely, king of Ui-Maine, died this year.

U1411.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 4th Of the moon, A.D. 1411.

U1411.1

Joan, daughter of the Earl of Desmond, namely, wife of Mag Carthaigh Mor, that is, Tadhg Mag Carthaigh, died this year.

U1411.2

Domnall, son of Concobur Ua Briain, namely, one who was to be the Ua Briain, Was killed by the Barrymore.

U1411.3

Eogan, son of Murchadh Ua Madaghain, namely, king of Sil-Anmchadha, died.

U1411.4

Cobhthach Ua Madaghain, namely, one who was to be king and bishop over his country, died this year.


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U1411.5

Muircertach, son of Cu-Uladh Ua Neill, died this year: namely, one who was to be king of Ulster.

U1411.6

The Earl of Desmond was expelled by his own kinsman, namely, by James, son of Gerald, so that he put the Earl from out Ireland; that is Thomas, son of Earl John.

U1411.7

Ua Suillabhain Mor was taken prisoner this year and his son was slain by Domnall Ua Suillabhain the Black in treachery.

U1411.8

Maelmordha Ua Raighillaigh (namely, son of Cu-Connacht, son of Gilla-Isu the Red), that is, king of Breifni, died this year.

U1411.9

Mail-Shechlainn, son of Brian Mag Tigernain, died this year: to wit, one who was to be chief of Tellach-Dunchadha.

U1411.10

Concobur Ua Cathusaigh, herenagh of the church-land of Muinter-Cathusaigh in Daim-inis, died.

U1411.11

John Mag Sgoloigi, herenagh of his own church-land in Ros-oirrthir, died. (The Holy Cross of Rath-both rained blood from its wounds this year and distempers and diseases numerous were relieved thereby.)

U1412.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1412.

U1412.1

Richard Barrett came into Cuil-Cernu on a foray and the nobles of the country overtook him and he was driven to the Muaidhe and drowned therein and many of his people were either drowned or slain.

U1412.2

Tigernan junior, son of Tigernan Mor, son of Ualgarg Ua Ruairc, died: to wit, an excellent son of a king and one who was to be king of Breifni without contention. And he was buried in Sligech.

U1412.3

Domnall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, died.

U1412.4

Cu-Connacht Mag Tignernain, chief of Tellach-


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Dunchadha, was killed by the Fir-Manach in his own house on Cruachan on a night incursion. And they inflicted a massacre of women and men and children there and burned the town of Mag Tigernain on that expedition and came to their houses safe from that excursion.

U1412.5

Great war was waged by Ua Ferghail, namely, Domnall Ua Ferghail and by the Foreigners of Meath. And Fabur was burned by them and many persons were either taken or killed by them.

U1412.6

Ua Cathain and the sons of John Ua Domnaill made an attack on the Ua Domnaill and fourteen men of the people of Ua Domnaill were slain.

U1412.7

The image of Mary of Ath-truim wrought great miracles in this year.

U1412.8

Aedh, son of Henry Ua Neill, escaped from Ath-cliath after being ten years in captivity there and brought many other captives along with him.

U1412.9

Hugh de Lacy and the son of the Earl of Kildare encountered one another in Cell-Mochelloig and fell by each other.

U1412.10

A great hosting was made by Brian, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, into Gailenga and into Cera and into Clann-Cuain and into Conmaicni. And he took with him the Clann-Maurice with their predatory band into the latter territory. And the Clann-William de Burgh and the Ui Flaithbertaigh and Muinter-Maille, both Foreigner and Gaidhel and the Clann-Goisdelb and the Clan of Jordan de Exeter and the Barretts assembled, against Brian and


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his host. And their fortified places were notwithstanding burned by him, namely, Caislen-in-bharraigh and the Leth-innsi and Loch-mesca and he cut all their corn-fields and forced the Clann-Maurice back into their own territory. And Brian exacted peace from the Foreigners and from the Gaedhil of Connacht on that expedition.

U1412.11

Donnchadh, son of Domnall Mac Gilla-Finnein, died.

U1413.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1413.

U1413.1

Henry Barrett was made prisoner by Mac Wattin in the church of Airech and carried by force thereout and the place was thereby violated by him. And Mac Wattin, namely, Robert, spent not a night without St. Tigernan of Oiredh the patron- saint of the place, appearing unto him, to wit, demanding the captives from him, until he obtained their restitution. And Mac Wattin gave a quarter of land to Tigernan of Oiregh in eric of his having been dishonoured and so forth.

U1413.2

Conchobur Ua Dochartaigh, namely, chief of Ard-Midhair and lord of Inis-Eoghain, died this year.

U1413.3

Cathal, son of Eogan Ua Madaghain, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, died.

U1413.4

The Muinter-Raighillaigh and Clann-Caba went on an attack into Meath this year and large burnings were done by them. And the Foreigners overtook them then and Mathgamain Mac Caba was slain there and Lochlainn Mac Caba and many of his people were slain there and Thomas Ua Raighilligh junior was injured and he was lame from that out.

U1413.5

Tuathal Ua Maille went into the Fifth of Ulster as a mercenary and he was a year there and came back with the crews of seven ships. Great wind arose against them and they were carried northwards close by Scotland. And Donnchadh, son of Eogan Mac Suibhne


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the Connacian was there and Domnall the Freckled, son of Suibhne the Dwarf. And they were drowned, all of them, with their people, both woman and man. And the two sons of Tuathal with their people and Tuathal himself came to land with difficulty in Scotland on that occasion.

U1413.6

Bebinn, daughter of Ruaidhri, son of Tomaltac Mac Donnchaidh, namely, wife of Eogan, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, died.

U1413.7

(In this year was born Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor, Mac Maghnussa, namely, A.D. 1413.)

U1414.0

Kalends of Jan. 2nd feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1414.

U1414.1

An attack was made by the sons of Henry Ua Neill on Eogan Ua Neill and Eogan was taken prisoner by them in pledge for Ua Neill, who was with Eogan in custody before that. And they were liberated, both of them.

U1414.2

Great defeat was inflicted by Ua Concobuir Failghi (namely, by the Calbach) on the Foreigners this year and many hostages were taken by them and great slaughter was inflicted by him.

U1414.3

Great war arose between Mac Murchadha and the Foreigners of the County Wexford, and the son of Mac Murchadha was taken prisoner by them, namely, Gerald Caemanach, and Ui-Droghna was burned and pillaged by them. And Donnchadh Caemanach inflicted defeat on the County and hostages numerous, were taken by him.

U1414.4

The Earl of Desmond came into Ireland this year, and a force of Saxons came with him to destroy Munster.

U1414.5

Mag Carthaigh the Carbrian died this year, namely, Domnall.

U1414.6

The monastery of Sligech was totally burned by a candle in the Spring


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of this year.

U1414.7

Mailruanaigh, son of Ferghal Mac Diar-mata, namely, king of Magh-Luirg, after having been deposed by the sons of Aedh Mac Diarmata before that, was expelled.

U1414.8

Domnall Ua Eogain, dean of Loch-Eirne and vicar of Inis-cain, namely, the Bald Dean, died this year, on the 3rd of the Nones 5th of October.

U1415.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 18th of the moon; A.D. 1415.

U1415.1

The Saxons came into Ireland this year, namely, Lord Furnival. And he despoiled many of the poets of Ireland, to wit, Ua Dalaigh of Meath and Aedh Mac Craith junior and Dubthach Mac Eochadha and Maurice Ua Dalaigh.

U1415.2

Great forays were made by the Ua Maille this year on Diarmait Ua Maille. Diarmait captured the island of Ua Maille. Ua Maille went in pursuit of Diarmait: Diarmait encountered them and victory was gained by him over the Ua Maille. And he and Concobur Ua Maille and the son of Thomas Ua Maille and Domnall, son of Diarmait Ua Maille, were then slain by Diarmait. Diarmait Ua Maille was then made the Ua Maille.

U1415.3

Bean-Midhe, daughter of Ua Glennain, wife of Gilla-Tigernaigh Mac Gilla-Martain, died on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of November.

U1416.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1416.

U1416.1

John Mac Goisdelbh went on a foray against Edmond of the Plain and he himself was slain by one shot of an arrow.

U1416.2

Tuathal Ua Maille was killed this year by the sons of Dubghall Ua Maille, namely, by the sons of his own brother.

U1416.3

Great war arose between the Muinter


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Ruairc and Fir-Manach by reason of Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc. And defeat was given to the people of Aedh Mag Uidhir and to Cathal Ua Ruairc by Tadhg Ua Ruairc and by Domnall Ua Ruairc, whereby were slain Tadhg, son of Ferghal and nine of the Fir-Manach. Another attack was made by Aedh Ua Ruairc and by Tadhg Ua Ruairc and by Mac Caba in Muinter-Peodachain. And the Fir-Manach from the Lough west overtook them and the sons of Ua Ruairc were in great strait on Sliabh-da-chon and they endured that pressure until they reached those they had in ambush. And the sons of Ua Ruairc and the Clann-Caba turned on the pursuing party and inflicted defeat on the Fir-Manach, whereby were slain eight and twenty of them. And there were slain the two sons of Mail-Shechlainn, son of Flaithbertach Ua Ruairc, namely, Donnchadh the Red and John. And there were slain a good many others of the Fir-Manach there.

U1416.4

Domnall, son of Tigernan Mor Ua Ruairc, namely, one who was to be king of Breifni, died this year of the small pox.

U1416.5

Mac Fheorais was taken prisoner by Edmond de Burgh.

U1416.6

The daughter of Muircertach, son of Cathal, son of Aedh the Brefnian, died; namely, the wife of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata.

U1416.7

Great war arose between the Clann-Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella themselves respecting land and respecting great forays they committed on each other. Mac Donnchaidh with his sons and Cormac Mac Donnchaidh were on one side and Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh and the sons of Mailruanaigh Mac Donnchaidh on the other side. An encounter occurred between them and the two sons of Mailruanaigh Mac Donnchaidh were slain


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in the encounter, namely, Muircertach and Aedh. And Cormac Mac Donnchaidh junior was slain the same day.

U1416.8

Great defeat was inflicted by Mac Murchadha, namely, Art Mac Murchadha, on the Foreigners of the County Wexford this year, wherein were slain or captured seven score pf them.

U1416.9

Cu-Meadha, son of John Mac Conmara, died this year: to wit, one who was to be chief of Clann-Cuilen; A///nd head of battling and contention of Munster was he.

U1416.10

Ardghal, son of Brian Mor Mag Mathgamna, namely, king of Oirgialla, died this year and his son took his place after him, that is, Brian.

U1416.11

Gormlaith, daughter of Brian Mor Ua Neill, namely, wife of John Ua Domnaill, died; to wit, an excellent woman.

U1416.12

Cormac Mac Branain the Black, namely, one who was to be chief of Corco-Achlann, was killed by his own kinsman in treachery in Oil-finn.

U1416.13

Cu-Connacht, son of Mac Craith Mag Uidhir, died this year (on the Ides 13th of January).

U1416.14

Aedh the Lame, son of the Herenagh—namely, son of Nicholas the Fair, son of Conchobur, that is, of the Archdeacon—a man of great charity of the Community of Inis-cain of Loch-Erne, died this year, on the 8th of the Kalends of September l Aug. 25.

U1417.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1417.

U1417.1

Mac Murchadha, namely, king of Leinster, that is, Art, son of Art Caemanach, to wit, the Provincial who was best of hospitality and prowess and charity that was in his own time, died in his own stronghold this year, after victory of Unction and penance.

U1417.2

Ruaidhri, son of Domnaill Ua Dubhda, namely, king of Ui-Fiachrach, died in his own stronghold after victory of penance.

U1417.3

Diarmait Red-hand, son of Art Caemanach, namely, son of the


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king of Leinster, died.

U1417.4

Ruaidhri, son of Murchadh Ua Flaithbertaigh, namely, son of the king of the West of Connacht and the son of Diarmait Ua Flaithbertaigh the Black were drowned, and sixteen men of the Ui-Flaithbertaigh were drowned along with them on Cuan-Umaill.

U1417.5

Master John, son of the Great Archdeacon, namely, parson of Daim-inis of Loch-Erne, died this year on the 6th of the Kalends of October Sep. 26.

U1418.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1418.

U1418.1

Tigernan, son of Ualgarc Ua Ruairc, namely, king of Breifni, died this year: to wit, a man who defended his territory against the neighbours and was best of hospitality and prowess and charity that was in his time. And he was buried in the monastery of Sligech.

U1418.2

Brian the Freckled, son of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, namely, one who was to be king of Connacht—the son of a king that never refused a person respecting what was due, or respecting a donative—died in his own stronghold.

U1418.3

Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Tadhg Mag Flannchadha, namely, chief of Dartraighi, died.

U1418.4

Eogan, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, namely, one who was to be king of Breifni, was drowned on the Lough of Finn-magh this year. Aedh Ua Ruairc the Tawny took the kingship of Breifni after his father, that is, Tigernan Mor Ua Ruairc.

U1418.5

Great forays were made by the Foreigners of Meath on Aedh, son of Art Mag Aenghusa. An attack was made by Mag Aenghusa and by Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe on the track of the Foreigners and of those preys. And it is not easy to tell or to count the amount that was taken and that was slain of the Foreigners on that pursuit. And


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he himself came to his house on that expedition with a victory of rescue and chattel and so forth.

U1418.6

Caislen-na-mallacht was built by William Ua Cellaigh this year opposite the great castle of Ros-Comain, to aid in taking the latter. A large host was led by the sons of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir and by all the lower part of Connacht to put provision into the great castle of Ros-Comain and they put a store into it in despite of what was against them. And they made an encampment around the Small Castle, but could not do anything more to it on that occasion.

U1418.7

Richard, son of Thomas (son of Mathgamain) son of Gilla-Isa Ua Raighilligh, namely, King of Breifni, went in a cot on Loch-Sighlenn to meet Foreigners and was drowned on that occasion along with his young son, that is, Eogan and two Masters of his family. And his wife, namely, the daughter of Mag Raghnaill, that is, Finnguala was of the party. And she came safe by virtue of her swimming. Eogan, son of John, son of Philip Ua Raighilligh, took the kingship of the Breifni after Richard.

U1418.8

Eogan, son of Cu-Donnacht Mag Tigernain, namely, one who was to be chief of Tellach-Dunchadha, died.

U1418.9

Thomas junior, son of another Thomas (namely, the Black Gillie) Mag Uidhir, was taken prisoner this year in Baile-Ui-Grada by Brian junior, son of Brian, son of Henry Ua Neill and by John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the Battle- axe.

U1418.10

Augustin Ua Conghaile died this year on the 2nd of the Kalends of June May 31.


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U1419.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1419.

U1419.1

Great war arose this year between Ua Neill, namely, Domnall, son of Henry Ua Neill, and Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, that is, the future arch-king of Ulster. Ua Neill was expelled in this war by Eogan and by Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill, namely, king of Tir-Conaill and by Brian Mag Mathgamna, namely, king of Oirgialla and by Thomas Mag Uidhir, namely, king of Fir-Manach. A large host was led by Brian, son of Domnall Ua Conchobuir, with his foray-band and Murbach was burned by him, to wit, the stronghold of Ua Domnaill and all Tir-Aedha was destroyed by him on that expedition.

U1419.2

Thomas the Lame, grandson of the Earl of Ormond, went to aid the king of the Saxons this year and many of the nobles of Ireland went with him into France on that war.

U1419.3

The Calbach Ua Conchobuir, namely, king of Ui-Failghi, was taken prisoner in treachery by the son of Libined Freyne and sold by him to the deputy of the king of the Saxons, namely, Lord Furnival. And when he was put in custody, the person who was fettered with the Calbach escaped with him to his own house.

U1419.4

Feircert Ua hUiginn died: to wit, an excellent poet and a man who kept a general house of guests for the Men of lreland.

U1419.5

Mac Murchadha, namely, king of Leinster, that is, Donnchadh Caemanach, was taken prisoner by the Foreigners this year and carried into Saxon, land by them.

U1419.6

Muircertach, son of Brian Ua Flaithbertaigh died this year: to wit, a general protector to the learned retinues and companies of Ireland, namely, king of Connacht, and he died with victory from the world.

U1419.7

John, son of Cathal Mag Uidhir, was slain this year on the 14th of the Kalends of June May 19.

U1419.8

Aedh Ua Flannagain, prior of Daim-inis, died on


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the feast of St. Martin Nov.11 of this year.

U1419.9

A great host was led this year by the Ua Cellaigh of Ui- Maine and by William Ua Ceallaigh and by Mac William de Burgh and by Cathal Ua Conchobuir the Black and by Mac Diarmata of Magh-Luirg, namely, Tomaltach. And they took their bands of gallowglasses with them, namely, Mac Dubgaill and Toirdelbach Mac Domnaill and they went on that expedition into Clann-Ricaird to destroy it and to expel Mac William from out Clann-Ricaird. Mac William of Clann-Ricaird had another large host to meet them, to wit, Tadhg, son of Brian and his kinsmen and the nobles of Thomond and Domnall Mac Suibne. Howbeit, those two hosts met each other at the mouth of Ath-lighean in the upper southern part of Clann-Ricaird and gave battle to each other then. And then were slain Mac Dubgaill and his two sons and all their gallowglasses. Toirdelbach Mac Domnaill and his son went safe from that battle; but his people were all slain there. And there were taken the Ua Ceallaigh, namely, Donnchadh Ua Ceallaigh and William the Rough, son of David, lord of Clann-Connmaigh. And William Ua Ceallaigh escaped by himself from that defeat and many of the nobles of Ui-Maine were either killed or captured in the rout. And it is not possible to determine or count the extent of that defeat, or the extent of the chattel that fell to the Clann-Ricaird and to the Momonians, of horses and of apparel and of valuable hostages and so forth.

U1419.10

Aedh the Tawny, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, died this year, in the beginning of his felicity, in his own stronghold. Tadhg, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, was made king in his stead


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over the Breifni the same year.

U1419.11

Diarmait Ua Conchobuir the Red died.

U1419.12

Cathal, son of Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year (on the 4th of the Nones 2nd of December): to wit, a youth who was of best fame and generosity and account that was of his territory in his own time. And he was buried in Lis-gabhail.

U1419.13

Thomas Butler the Lame died this year: to wit, the son of the Earl of Ormond, after gaining victory of repute and pre-eminence.

U1419.14

Domnall, son of Henry Ua Neill, namely, king of the Fifth of Ulster, was expelled this year by counsel of the Ulstermen under Eogan Ua Neill and he was driven to the Foreigners of Ulster with great dishonour.

U1419.15

Finemhain, daughter of Ua Manchain, a chaste, sincere woman, died this year.

U1419.16

Aine, daughter of Henry Mac Caba, mother of the children of the abbot of Lis-gabhail, that is, Thomas the abbot, namely, son of The Great Archdeacon died this year.

U1419.17

A.D. 1419; otherwise, A.D. 1420.

U1419.18

The sons of Art Mag Uidhir were slain by Aedh Mag-Uidhir junior this year in Inis-cain of Loch-Erne.

U1419.19

The defeat of Machaire-Ua Damain was inflicted this year by Aedh Mag Uidhir on the sons of the Black Gillie Mag Uidhir, namely, Philip and Thomas junior, where was slain Domnall Carrach, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, by Thomas Mag Uidhir junior (namely, in single encounter).

U1419.20

The hot Summer and the Harvest of the numerous nuts happened the same year and so on.

U1420.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1420.

U1420.1

The castle of Bun-Drobaisi was built this year by


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Brian, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair. The host of the Province came at the time to prevent the work. Brian mustered another host against those, under his kinsmen and under Mac Donnchaidh and under Ua Ruairc, namely, Tadhg. And the Ultonian host did not attempt to go across the Ursgathach westward to them on that occasion. The men of Tir-Conail were, a numerous force, by the port of Eas-ruadh at that time. The sons of Ua Domnaill, namely, Niall and Domnall and Nectain, came with a horse-host on the Plain. The sons of Brian Ua Conchobuir went with a large reconnoitring horse-host at that time to Bel-atha-senaigh and a great encounter arose between them. The Men of Tir-Conail overtook them then and an assault was made on the Carbrians, wherein were slain John, son of Brian Ua Concobuir and Aedh Mac Donnchaidh the Tawny, and Cathal, son of Diarmait, son of Cormac, son of Ruaidhri and Eogan Ua Dubhda. Brian Ua Conchobuir and the Carbrians went on Magheine at that time in consequence of those tidings. Eogan Ua Concobuir and Toirdelbach Carrach went at the end of five nights afterwards to Es-ruadh. The sons of Ua Domnaill were on the over side of the Cataract, in Port-n///-long, and they had drunk wine. And tale/// of that was got by Eogan and they were attacked by his forces, and Domnall Ua Domnaill, namely, one who was to be king of Tir-Conaill, was slain by them along with other persons that are not mentioned here. And Niall Ua Domnaill escaped from them in a Saxon ship that was in the harbour at that time. And Eogan returned in triumph on that occasion to the same Drobhais, and so forth.

U1420.2

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of Fergal Ua Eaghra, joint-king of Luighni, died.

U1420.2

The sons of John Ua Eaghra came on a hosting with their friends to attack the sons of the Eastern Ua Eaghra. Eogan, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, was the patron and protector of the sons of Tadhg Ua Eaghra. Numerous forays and slayings of persons were committed by the sons of John that time. Eogan overtook them then, and the preys were asked from them by him in virtue of amity and to preserve his hospitality. And he got them not and, as he did not get them, he thought of his own nobility and went in pursuit of the prey. The sons of John and the Clan-Maurice were defeated by Eogan and by the son of Mac Donnchaidh and by the sons of Tadhg Ua Eaghra. And Mac Maurice was captured there and Edmond Mac Maurice and John son of Richard Mac Maurice and William, son of John Ua Eaghra junior, and Tadhg Ua Eagra and many others that are not reckoned here were slain. And the preys were taken from them then through the good fortune of Eogan.

U1420.4

William, son of Mail -Shechlainn Ua Ceallaigh, namely, one who was to be arch-king of Ui-Maine, and the one son of a sub-king who was the most powerful and famous and the best man of battle and who had most part in night attack that was in Ireland in his own time, died in his own stronghold after victory of penance.

U1420.5

Co-liberation was made that time of Cathal Ua Conchobuir, who was in custody with Mac William for a long space of time in pledge for the Castle of Ros-Comain, and of Ua Ceallaigh, who was in custody with Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, and of Ua Conchobuir, who was in the


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custody of the latter Mac William.

U1420.6

Fergus (or Gilla-Fergusa) Ua Conghalaigh, a hereditary member of the Community of Ros-Oirrther and a charitable man, died.

U1420.7

Master Matthew Ua Banain, parson and herenagh of Daire-Maelain, died on the 6th of the Ides 8th of September.

U1420.8

Geoffrey Ua Daimhin died on the 13th, of the Kalends of July June 19, and was buried at the left corner of the altar of the monastery of Lis-gabail.

U1421.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1421.

U1421.1

Thomas Ua Raighilligh junior died.

U1421.2

Murchadh Ua Concobuir, namely, king of Ui-Failghi, died this year.

U1421.3

Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Mac Diarmata, namely, king of Magh-Luirg, to wit, the king that never refused a company of learned or a pilgrim, or disappointed anyone regarding anything, died in his own stronghold after victory of penance.

U1421.4

Nicholas Mac Bradaigh, namely, bishop of the Breifni, died; to wit, one eminent in piety and in hospitality.

U1421.5

Great war arose this year between Ua Ruairc and Mac Donnchaidh. Ua Ruairc collected a large host to one place, to wit, the Men of Tir-Conaill from Es-ruadh to Daire and Aedh, Eon of Philip Mag Uidhir, with his muster and the Brefnians themselves. And they went into Tir-Oilella on that expedition, and much of the country was burned by them; and Cathal, son of Mac Donnchaidh, was slain by them, and they came to their houses with triumph of victory.

U1421.6

Eogan, son of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobuir, namely, the son of the king of the west of Connacht died this year in the castle of Ros-Comain.

U1421.7

Mor, daughter of Brian Ua Briain, namely, daughter of the king of Thomond, wife of Walter de Burgh, and who had been the wife of Tadhg Ua Cerbhaill, to wit, the one woman


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who was of best name and generosity, sense and piety that was in Ireland in her own time, died this year with victory of Unction and penance, and so forth.

U1421.8

Cormac Mag Carthaigh of the Wood was slain by the sons of Eogan Mag Carthaigh: to wit, the one son of a king who was best in generosity and prowess that was of the Momonians in his own time.

U1421.9

The grandsons of Art Mag Uidhir were slain this year by Aedh Mag Uidhir junior in Inis-cain of Loch-Eirne: namely, Eogan the Crooked and Tadhg the Grey and Ruaidhri the Tawny, along with seven warriors of their people, the day before the feast of St. Brenann.

U1421.10

(The defeat of Machaire-O-Damain was inflicted this year in the Harvest of the numerous nuts by Aedh Mag Uidhir on the sons of Thomas Mor Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas junior and Philip, wh///ere was slain Domnall Carrach, son of Aedh, in single encounter by Thomas junior.)

U1421.11

Gilla-Patraig Ua Eogain, prior of Lis-gabhail, son of the herenagh whose by-name was Nicholas the Fair, son of Conchobhur, namely, son of the Archdeacon, died.

U1422.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1422.

U1422.1

Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, was liberated by his own sons and by his wife from Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe


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this year.

U1422.2

Ua Concobuir of Corcumruadh, namely, Rughraidhe ua Concobuir, was slain by his own kinsmen, that is, by the sons of Feidhlimidh Ua Concobuir, in the door of Caislen-na-Damcha, that is, in the residence of Ua Concobuir himself.

U1422.3

The Defender Mac Aedhagain junior, namely, ollam of Ua Concobuir Failghi in jurisprudence, was killed by one shot of an arrow by the sons of Ua Mail-Shechlainn.

U1422.4

A large host was led by Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, and by Ua Domnaill and by Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe and by the nobles of the rest of the Province into Connacht. And Cairpre was burned by them on that expedition. Great rout was inflicted on them in Sligech by Eogan, son of Concobur, and by Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir and by Ua Ruairc. Six of the host were slain by them in that rout. The host went thence into Tir-Oilella and great destruction was committed by them there. And they were a night in the fort of Loch-dergain, and went after that through the Breifni, by leave of Ua Ruairc, to their houses.

U1422.5

Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, namely, Concobur, son of Gilla-Patraig, son of Matthew, son of Maghnus, to wit, a rich, charitable man, died this year on the 7th of the Ides 9th of July.

U1422.6

(John of Platea, a famous Doctor of Law, died this year on the 13th day of the month of May, and was buried in the church of St. Dominic in Bologna.)

U1423.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1423.

U1423.1

The castle of Ath-senaigh was built this year by Niall, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill.

U1423.2

Toirdelbach, son of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough, namely, king of Tir Conaill, died this year, in the habit of a monk, after


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victory of Unction and penance.

U1423.3

A great hosting was made by Ua Neill, namely, Domnall, and by Eogan Ua Neill and by Ua Domnaill, namely Niall, and by the Gaidhil of the rest of Ulster also against the Foreigners. And they went to Lughmadh that time and from that to Sradbhaile, and they made an attack on that expedition on the Foreigners of Meath and on the Foreigners of the Plain of Oirghialla and of Sradbhaile and on the deputy of the king of the Saxons. Great defeat was inflicted by them on the Foreigners that time, and they slew the knight who was the head of fighting for the Foreigners then and many more of the Foreigners along with him. And they got chattels numerous on that expedition, and made peace with the Foreigners likewise on that occasion, and left Sradbhaile and all the Foreigners under tribute and under covenants thenceforth, and so on.

U1423.4

Maurice, son of Matthew, son of Osgar Mag Uidhir, namely, archdeacon of Clochar (the great Archdeacon) and parson of Achad-urchaire and lord of Clain-inis and Ros-oirrther, died on the 6th of the Kalends of May April 26.

U1423.5

Mag Craith of the Termon of St. Dabheog, namely, Marcus, son of Maurice Mag Craith, died this year, and his brother, namely, John Mor Mag Craith, was made coarb in his stead.

U1424.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1424.

U1424.1

Gilla-Isa, son of Brian Mag Tigernain, namely, one who was to be chief of Tellach-Dunchadha and a man of generosity to learned companies and to pilgrims was he, died with victory over the world.

U1424.2

The king of Ui Maine, namely, Donnchadh, son of Mail-Shechlainn Ua Ceallaigh, was killed by one shot of an arrow in separating


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his people from each other.

U1424.3

Great war arose between the Muinter-Ruairc themselves, after the death of Aedh Ua Ruairc the Tawny: to wit, Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, made peace with the Muinter-Raighilligh, namely, with Eogan, son of John Ua Raighilligh; and the kingship of the Breifni was given to Tadhg in its entirety.

U1424.4

Mael Shechlainn Mac Caba, namely, Constable of the two Breifni and of Fir-Manach and of the Oirgialla; died this year of the plague. And protentous, serious news was it to the learned folks of Ireland.

U1424.5

Gilla-Crisd Ua Feradaigh (namely, son of the Wright) died.

U1424.6

Mael-Padraig Ua hEogain, namely, son of The Great Master, that is, of Matthew, son of Conchobur Ua hEogain, died.

U1425.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1425.

U1425.1

The Mortimer came to Ireland this year: namely, the Earl of March and many of the Saxons came with him. And it is that Earl had the guardianship of the king of the Saxons and of the greater part of France and of all the Foreigners of Ireland. For the king of the Saxons was left a child, and it is the Earl of March that had his protection and his guardianship. Now, there went many of the magnates of Ireland to the house of that Earl and came therefrom in great concord and honour. Moreover, the magnates of the Ulster Province went to the house of that Earl: namely, Ua Neill and Eogan Ua Neill and Nechtain Ua Domnaill and Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe, that is, Brian the Freckled. And Mac Uibhilin went there apart from the rest, by himself. On the completion of their compact with the Earl, the Earl died of the plague before


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they went from out Meath. The Foreigners of Meath and Saxons followed those Gaidhil and the latter were all taken prisoners, and other worthy persons of their septs along with them. Ua Neill and Mac Ui-Neill-buidhe and Mac Uibilin submitted to the award of the Foreigners and were liberated. Many machinations and many evils were charged against Eogan and against the son of Ua Domnaill, and they were kept in custody through that. And a cause of great war in the whole of the Province of Ulster were those captures.

U1425.2

Ruaidhri Ua hUiginn the Red; namely, an excellent poet; died this year.

U1425.3

Tadhg Ua Fallamain, namely, chief of the Clann-hUadach, was killed in treachery in his own castle by the son of the brother of his own father.

U1425.4

Gormlaith, daughter of Domnall Ua Collchubuir, namely, wife of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, that is, the woman that was of best form and fame of her own sept, died a death of penance this year.

U1425.5

Great inclemency in this year and it lasted from November Day to May Day, so that it brought great destruction on cattle and loss of tillage and loss of people on the whole of Ireland.

U1425.6

Muiredach Stewart, namely; prince of Scotland, was cut off and his son, namely, Walter and his other son and the Great Steward of Leven were cut off in treachery by the king of Scotland. And James Stewart was expelled into Ireland.

U1425.7

Brian (namely, Brian the Freckled) Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe, namely, the one son of a king that was best in hospitality and in knowledge of every science that was heard of, was slain this year in treachery in Carraic-Ferghusa by ignoble servitors of the Rock itself. And John, son of Henry Ua Neill was slain on the same spot along with Mac-Ui-Neill (Or, it may be that it is on


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this next year above it were right for the slaying of Brian the Freckled to be).

U1425.8

Matthew Ua Leannain, namely, a Canon of Lis-gabail that was in Ros-oirthir, died on the 3rd of the Kalends of May Ap. 29.

U1425.9

Eogan Ua Diarmata, wright and Canon of Lis-gabail, died on the Ides 13th of January.

U1426.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1426.

U1426.1

Feidhlimidh, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, died this year.

U1426.2

Ua Concobuir the Red died this year: namely, Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir: the warrior and protector of Connacht was he for combats and for battle-routs and famed for knowledge and for guidance His death took place with victory of penance.

U1426.3

Concobur Ua Briain (namely, son of Mathgamain, son of Muircertach, son of Toirdhelbach, son of Tadhg, son of Conchubhar Ua Briain of the Siudain) died this year king of Thomond. And Tadhg, son of Brian Ua Briain, was made king in his stead.

U1426.4

Mac Mathgamna the Deaf, namely, king of Corco Baiscinn, that is, Toirdelbach, was killed and burned by his own kinsman on a night incursion.

U1426.5

Concobur the Stooped, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, died.

U1426.6

Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Mag Aenghusa, was killed in his own house in


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treachery by Brian Mag Aenghusa.

U1426.7

Henry Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe was blinded by the sons of Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe.

U1426.8

Ua Duibgennain of Cell-Ronain died: namely, Philip Ua Duibgennain.

U1426.9

Brian, son of Tadhg Ua Eogain, namely, son of the Official, died on the 5th of the Kalends of November Oct. 28.

U1426.10

Lucy, daughter of Mac Donnagain, died.

U1426.11

Gilla-Tighernaigh Ua Fialain died on the Kalends 1st of March.

U1426.12

Tadhg Mac Gilla-Finnein junior and his son (namely, Aedh) were killed in his own house by Art, son of Eogan Ua Neill, on the 15th of the Kalends of January Dec. 18.

U1427.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 1st of the moon, A.D, 1427.

U1427.1

Gilbert Ua Flannagain, lord over the third of Tuath-ratha, a reputable, well-mannered man, died this year.

U1427.2

The castle of Edan-daire in Offaly was broken down by Foreigners this year.

U1427.3

Murchadh, son of Toirdelbach Ua Briain, was killed in treachery by his own brother.

U1427.4

Diarmait Ua Mathgamna, king of the Fonn-iartharach, namely, one eminent for excellent hospitality, that refused not anybody ever, died this year with victory of penance.

U1427.5

Cormac Mac Diarmata junior died this year.

U1427.6

Una, daughter of Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, wife of Ua Ruairc, that is, of Tadhg: to wit, the woman who was best in hospitality and piety and charity that was in Lower Connacht in her own time, died after victory of penance.

U1427.7

Aine, daughter of Cormac Ua Birn, namely, wife of Mag Raghnaill, that is, of Geoffrey, died this year.

U1427.8

Lord Grey came to Ireland and Mac Murchadha, namely, king of Leinster, was brought with him from Saxon-land to be liberated.

U1427.9

Fergal Mac Tighernain died this year: one who was to be chief of Tellach-


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Dunchadha.

U1427.10

Brian, son of Fergail Mag Samradhain, namely, son of the chief of Tellach-Eathach, eminent in charity and good hospitality, died this year with victory of penance.

U1427.11

Joan, daughter of the bishop Mac Cathmhail, wife of Maurice Mag Uidhir, that is, of the great Archdeacon, died on the 13th of the Kalends of February Jan. 20; one, that maintained a guest-house at Claeninis and at Ros-oirther for six and fifty years reputably, humanely and charitably.

U1427.12

Brian Ua Daimin, chief of Tir-Cenufhada, died on the 8th of the Ides 6th of January.

U1427.13

Catherine, daughter of Ardghal Mag Mathgallina, wife of Ua Neill, namely, of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died, this year on the Nones 5th of June.

U1428.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1428.

U1428.1

The successor of St. Caellin died this year: namely, Robert, the coarb.

U1428.2

Mac Conmara died this year: namely, chief of the Clann-Cuilein; to wit, one eminent in charity and excellent hospitality: that is, the son of Cu Mac Conmara. And it is that son of Cu was first brought happiness and peace into Clann-Cuilein and repressed rapine and evil compact in his territory and so on.

U1428.3

Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, went on his pilgrimage to the city of St. James; to wit, the son of a sub-king that was best of hospitality in his own time and that was most spoken of in Ireland. And he died this year after cleansing of his sins in the city of St. James. And the night that he came to land in Ireland, he died in Kinsale, with victory of penance, on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of August. And Thomas junior, son of the Mag Uidhir, who was along with him, carried him thence to Cork and he was buried by him there.

U1428.4

Cormac Ua Birn,


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namely, chief of Tir-Briuin, died this year.

U1428.5

Aedh Mag Uidhir junior was slain by the sons of Donchadh Mag Samradhain the Freckled in the house of Mac Gilla-Finnein this year.

U1429.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1429.

U1429.1

Ua Flannagain of Tuath-ratha namely, Gilla-Isu, was slain this year by the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir in his own house, on a night incursion.

U1429.2

Great war arose this year between Ua Ruairc, namely, Tadhg and Ua Raighillaigh, namely, Eogan. And the sons of Mathgamain Ua Raighilligh and the Foreigners of Meath arose against Ua Raighilligh and the town of Ua Raighilligh was burned by them. Ua Raighilligh brought Ua Neill to him and the Oirgialla and Fir-Manach. And their predatory band proceeded for him with Ua Neill and with those magnates to Achadh-cille-moire. Ua Ruairc and the sons of Mathgamain and the Baron of Delvin and Mac Caba came, with a large host, in opposition to them on Achadh-cille-moire. The two hosts went against each other on that Field. Ua Neill and his sons and his gallowglasses and the Fir-Manach and Ua Raighilligh and his kinsmen advanced to them then courageously, prosperously and the defeat of Achadh-cille-moire was inflicted on them i.e. the enemy. And the Baron of Delvin was taken prisoner there and Mac Caba and Henry Mac Caba and Diarmaid Ua Ruairc and other persons that are not reckoned here were either captured or slain there. Ua Neill and those magnates went triumphantly to their homes on that occasion.

U1429.3

Donnchadh Mac Gille-Finnein died on the 2nd of the Kalends of December Nov. 30.


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U1429.4

(In this year was born, as is said, O'Domnaill, king of Tir Conaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall, son of Toirdhealbach, son of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough.

U1429.5

Paul, son of Gilla-na-naem, son of Gilla-Caba Ua Caiside, namely, a reputable, successful physician that lived honoured and respected in the service of Conchubhar Mag Uidhir the Red and Rugraidhe Mathgamna and was a cheerful, excellent man, died this year, namely, A.D. 1429.)

U1430.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1430.

U1430.1

A great host was led by Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, against the Foreigners of the Plain of Oirgialla. Then was harried and laid bare and burned the Foreign settlement of the Plain of Oirgialla by him and the Sradbaile was burned on that expedition. And he left the Sradbaile under tribute submissively and went himself to his house with triumph of victory and so forth.

U1430.2

A large host was led by the same Eogan, son of Niall junior, with the magnates of the Province of Ulster around him, into the Anghaile and he went to the Senlongport and proceeded after that to Sallow-Wood and was for a time settled there and then marched to Fremainn of Meath. Now, there was a large muster by the Gaidhil of the South of Meath, namely, Ua Concobair Failghi, that is, the Calbach and Ua Mailmhuaidh and Ua Madaghain and Mag Eochagain and Ua MailShechlainn, to meet that Eogan. And those all went to Fremainn to receive the stipend of that Eogan. And the West of Meath around Cell-Biscighe was all burned by those hosts. There came, moreover, the Baron of Delvin and the Plunkets and Herberts and the Foreigners


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of the West of Meath in general to meet that Eogan, to submit to and honour him in respect of their own lands. Eogan went to his house on that occasion after triumph of victory. And the son of Domnall Ua Ferghail the Tawny, namely, the son of the Ua Ferghail, that is, Edmond, son of Ua Ferghail, was taken with him to Dun-gennain as a hostage, in respect of the lordship of Ua Ferghail and so on.

U1430.3

Mag Uidhir died this year (namely, on the Ides 13th of November); to wit, the king of Fir-Manach, that is; Thomas (namely, the Black Gillie), son of Philip, son of Aedh the Red: that is, the best man of hospitality and prowess of the West of Europe was that Thomas and a man that frequently set up oratories and churches and monasteries and holy crosses and images of Mary, and established peace amongst clergy and laity and defended his territory against its neighbours. And he was six and thirty years in kingship of Fir-Manach. And elders and seniors of state and church venerated and honoured him for the excellence where with he administered his sovranty and his princedom. And he died after victory of penance and Unction. And his son, namely, Thomas junior, was made king in his stead unanimously, by will of God and by the laity and clergy and elders and ollams and yeomen and hospitallers of Fir-Manach and so forth.

U1430.4

Niall, son of Henry Ua Neill, died.

U1430.5

Great war arose this year between Mag Carthaigh the Grey and the Earl. The castle of Cell Britain was taken by the Earl, namely; James, from Mag Carthaigh the Grey, and the Earl gave it to Donchadh


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Mag Carthaigh, that is, the brother of the Mag Carthaigh, who was along with himself at the taking of that castle and so forth.

U1430.6

A hosting was made by Mac William of Clann-Ricaird and by Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella and by the sons of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Conchobuir, into Conmaicne-Cuile. Great burnings were done by them and Aedh, son of Ua Concobuir the Red and Cairbre, son of Brian Ua Birn, were slain by them. And they went to their houses after triumph of victory.

U1430.7

The castle of Tuilsg was taken by Cathal, son of Ua Conchobuir the Red, from the sons of Toirdelbach Ua Conchobuir this year.

U1430.8

Brian, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc junior, was slain by the sons of Mael-Shechlainn Mag Raghnaill in Maethal of St. Manchan. And Donchadh, son of Tighernan, was driven in that rout into the monastery of Maethal, with the worthies of his people around him. Donchadh himself came out on behalf of his people and placed, himself under the safeguard of Mag Raghnaill. Peace was made between them and the eric of Brian was paid.

U1430.9

Gilla-na-naem Ua Leannain, canon and sacristan of the Monastery of Lisgabail, died on the 2nd of the Kalends of September Aug. 31.

U1431.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 15th 01 the moon, A.D. 1431.

U1431.1

The grandson of the Earl of Kildare was hanged and drawn by the Foreigners of Ath-cliath this year.

U1431.2

Barrdubh, daughter of Ua Ruairc (namely, wife of the Ua Raighilligh, that is, of Eogan), to wit, a woman of hospitality and piety, died after victory of penance.

U1431.3

Mag Raghnaill died the same year: namely, Geoffrey, a man of hospitality and prowess.

U1431.4

Aine, daughter of Ua Ruairc, that is, the wife of Ua Ferghail, died.

U1431.5

John son of Cu Connacht, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain by the Tellach-Eathach: to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess


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and piety and that kept a guest-house for poor and for bardic bands and for pilgrims. And he had gone to them on their invitation into their own country. Brian Blind-eye, son of Mag Samradhain, that betrayed him and Brian himself and a multitude of his people fell the same day by John, in expiation of their evil proceeding. And John was there with but seven and Brian was there with two score, or three score. Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas, son of Thomas, went with a large host into Tellach-Eathach to avenge his kinsman upon them. The country was therefore successfully harried and burned by him and the town of Mag Samradhain and the donjons of the country likewise were burned by him on that occasion. And many of the magnates of the country were slain by Mag Uidhir on that occasion. Mag Uidhir returned to his house on that expedition after triumph of victory and overthrow and so on.

U1431.6

Great raids and destruction of people were inflicted by Maghnus Mag Mathgamna on the Foreigners this year.

U1431.7

Ua Concobuir of Corcumruadh, namely, Muircertach, was slain by the sons of his own brother.

U1431.8

Conn Ua Mael-Shechlainn, namely, one who was to be king of Meath, was slain by the people of Anghaile and by the Foreigners of the West of Meath this year.

U1431.9

Gerald Kavanagh, namely, a man of hospitality and prowess and one fit to be king of Leinster without opposition, died.

U1431.10

Walter Mac Feorais died this year.

U1431.11

A large host was led by Eogan Ua Neill, and by the Oirgialla and by Mag Uidhir and by Ua Raighilligh against Mac Uibhilin to harry him. The country of Mac Uibhilin was despoiled and burned by them. Eogan and the host were to the end of a fortnight over a month in the Route and his raiding-party with him, destroying their


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crops and burning their towns. Eogan went in triumph to his house on that occasion and so on.

U1431.12

Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was taken prisoner by Nechtain Ua Domnall. A conference was held by Eogan Ua Neill and by Nechtain with each other and peace was made by them and Henry liberated.

U1431.13

Plague came in Fir-Manach this year. And Augustine Ua Carmaic died thereof, namely, one versed in the rights of all the Fir-Manach and a man who kept a general guest-house. Mathgamain Ua Carmaic died of the same plague.

U1431.14

A horse-host of Foreigners came in search of spoil into the Clann-in-caich of Ua Raighilligh. Magnus Mag Mathgamna, namely, son of Ardghal, went the same day in search of spoil against the Foreigners and information of the horse-host of the Foreigners was got by him. Maghnus followed them on their track and found them resting, keeping guard on the prey. Maghnus went against them spiritedly, successfully and their magnates were captured by him and the other portion of them slain. And Maghnus went to his house on that occasion with triumph of victory and so on.

U1431.15

Nechtain Ua Domnaill went to the castle of Loch-Laeghairi to attack it and he took it from Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill, and what he found therein of valuables he carried with him to his house and so on.

U1431.16

A hosting was made by Mac William of Clann Ricaird, namely, Ulick, with large allied forces along with him, into Conmaicne-Cuile. And he remained there a fortnight, burning their crops and their towns and went in triumph to his house on that occasion and so on.

U1431.17

Tadhg hUa hEogain, namely, Officials of Loch-Erne, that is, a man full of knowledge and literature, died this year.

U1431.18

Eogan Ua Fialain, an eminent poet, died the same year.

U1431.19

Gilbert Ua Duibgennain died this year.

U1431.20

Domnall, son of David Ua Tuathail, namely, general protector for the bardic bands and retinues of Ireland to the day of his decease,


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died.

U1431.21

Domnall Mac Gilla-Patraig, namely, son of the king of Ossory, died.

U1431.22

Domnall Mac Maghnusa the Grey, son of Brian, died on the 8th of the Ides 6th of January.

U1431.23

Mag Carmaic of Fir-Manach, namely, Gilla-Patraig and Muircertach, son of Philip Mac Carmaic, were wickedly slain by Donchadh Mag Carmaic and by his malicious companions on the 6th of the Nones 2nd of July.

U1431.24

Simon Mag Archain, canon and granger of the community of Lisgabail, died on the 9th of the Kalends of March Feb. 21.

U1432.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1432.

U1432.1

Ua Neill was slain this year by the Oirecht-Ui-Cathain, namely, between the two Nativities Dec. 25 Jan. 6 precisely: to wit, Domnall, son of Henry Ua Neill. Thus namely it happened: he went to them into their own country; Domnall Ua Cathain and Aibne Ua Cathain, that is, the two sons of Diarmait Ua Cathain, seized a house upon Ua Neill, and he, with many of his people, was slain there on that occasion. Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, was made king in the Province of Ulster unanimously. And he went to Tulach-oc and was crowned on the flag-stone of the kings there by the will of God and men, bishops and ollams.

U1432.2

Great, frequent preys and destruction of people were committed by Maghnus Mag Mathgamna on the Foreigners this year, and he carried with him the heads of the Foreigners and enemies to the Lurgan,

namely, to the fortress of Maghnus. And those heads were placed upon the palisade of the town, so that it was very horrible to the bardic bands and to the pilgrims of Ireland to behold the palisade of the town of Maghnus, for the amount of heads of his foes and of his enemies that was thereon.


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U1432.3

A conference was held by Ua Neill, namely, by Eogan, at Narrow-Water with the sons of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Conchobuir. Ua Domnaill placed his people to guard the Narrow, lest the conferring parties should meet each other. Ua Neill and Mag Uidhir nevertheless went to the Narrow. The people of Ua Domnaill met them, and a discharge of arrows took place between them. The Fir-Manach however landed despite them: but the rout or Mibolg was put upon them, and many persons of them were wounded and slain. Still the sons of Domnall went that day to where Ua Neill was and placed their hands in his hand, and so on.

U1432.4

Domnall Ua Neill, namely, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died of glandular disease at the end or a fortnight after the feast or St. Patrick this year: to wit, one fit to be king of Ulster for hospitality and for prowess was he.

U1432.5

Eogan, son of Mag Carthaigh the Grey, went on a raid against Kinsale. Eogan was slain by the folk of Kinsale with one cast of a javelin, and so on.

U1432.6

Great war arose this year between Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill. The son of Ua Neill, namely, Henry, went to Sligech to meet and secure the aid of the sons of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir. Ua Domnaill and Ua Ruairc and the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir were on the watch before them for the space of the five weeks that Henry was in the West. Henry and the Carbrians went upon Magh-eine. Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas junior, went with a fleet to Narrow-Water to meet Henry and the Carbrians, and they came safe to his house on that occasion.

U1432.7

A great hosting was made by the Ua Neill and by Mag Uidhir and by Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe into Cenel-Moen to face Ua Domnaill. Slaughters numerous and burnings extensive were done by them upon Tir-Conaill and the town of Ua


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Domnaill and the town of Nechtain were burned by them, and many corn-fields were burned by them. And they were from the feast of Holy Cross to Lammas on that expedition, and went to their houses without making peace, and so on.

U1432.8

Mag Mathgamna, namely, Brian, son of Ardghal, went against Ua Neill and against his own kinsmen, that is, Rughraidhe and Maghnus. Mag Mathgamna went with his raiding-party to the Foreign settlement. The host of the Foreigners mustered and went with Mag Mathgamna into Oirgialla. And Dairtraighi of Con-inis was burned by them, and they went on that expedition to the Plain of Ard-Macha, and the valuables of Ard-Macha were taken from out the temples by them and burned on the green of the town. Large offerings were extorted from the elders of the town by them for the sake of its not being burned. The Foreigners and Mag Mathgamna went to their houses in triumph on that occasion.

U1432.9

The bishop of Clochar died this year, namely, Art Mac Cathmail, on the day of St. Lawrence precisely Aug. 14: to wit, a man of hospitality and piety, and who kept a guest-house for poor and for bardic bands, and for pilgrims. And he departed with victory from world and from demon, and so on.

U1432.10

Mael-Shechlain Mac Conmara the Ui-Mainian, namely, chief of Clann Cuilein, died.

U1432.11

Tadhg Mac Mathgamna, namely, one destined to be king of Corco-baiscinn, died.

U1432.12

Maelmordha Ua Raighilligh junior died.

U1432.13

A host of Foreigners came into Eili-Ui-Cerbaill and the castle of Baile-an-britaigh and the castle of Cluain-Ui-Cinaith were burned and broken by them on that expedition and so on.

U1432.14

A great marvel took place in Fir-manach this year: to wit, a goat gave


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birth to a white lamb and the same the preceding year.

U1432.15

Gregory, son of John Ua Maelconaire, namely, one who was to be professor of history, died this year in the house of Mac Aedhagain of Ormond, whilst he was being instructed.

U1432.16

Walter de Burgh, namely, grandson of the Earl of Ulster, died this year: to wit, the Foreign youth who was the best that was in his time for hospitality and prowess and knowledge of every accomplishment.

U1432.17

Toirdelbach, son of John Ua Raighilligh, died.

U1432.18

Cathal, son of Thomas Ua Ferghail, died.

U1432.19

Ua Duibgennain of Cell Ronain, an eminent professor of history, died: namely, Matthew the Green, son of Ferghal the Momonian.

U1432.20

Cithruadh Mac Rithbertaigh was slain this year, on the 12th of the Kalends of August July 21.

U1432.21

Gormlaith, daughter of Ua Seghannain, died.

U1433.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 7th of the moon, .A.D 1433.

U1433.1

Great war arose, between Mag Raghnaill of the Plain, namely, Concobur and the sons of Mael-Shechlainn Mag Raghnaill this year. The sons of Mael-Sechlainn brought the sons of Mathgamain Mac Caba to aid them for stipend and they all went on the offensive into the Plain and the town of Cathal Mag Raghnaill was burned by them. A large pursuing party overtook them in leaving it. The sons of Mathgamain and their gallowglasses remained in the rear of their force. The large pursuing party overtook them without the knowledge of their force. Three of the sons of Mathgamain were slain that day and one man, namely, Eogan, their elder brother, was taken prisoner when he was half dead. Rossa and Donchadh and Brian were the brothers slain, with multitudes of their people along with them. A week, namely, before the feast of Holy Cross that happened. Sons were those that were in the mouth


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of everyone in Ireland for the excellence of the Family of father and mother—namely, Una, daughter of John Ua Raighilligh, was their mother—and for the excellence of their vigour and their hospitality and their prowess and their loyalty unto that day. The fifth son of them escaped safe that day, namely, Toirdelbach the Freckled and so on.

U1433.2

Great war arose between Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill, that is, Niall the Rough, son of Toirdelbach. Ua Neill and Eogan went with a large host in pursuit or Ua Domnaill and Mac Uibilin into the Dubh-trian. Mac Domnaill of Scotland came with a numerous fleet to Ireland into the muster of Ua Neill to aid him. Ua Domnaill and Mac Uibilin and Robert Savage were pursued by them into the Dubh-trian and their cattle were all wrested from them and killed by the Scotch. Very great slaughter and loss of men were inflicted by them on Mac Uibilin, so that only a few of his people escaped with him from the Dubh-trian: the amount that escaped, they fell at the river-pass of the New Castle. Ua Neill and Henry, namely, the son of Ua Neill and Mac Domnaill of Scotland went with their hosts to Ardglas and it was burned by them on that expedition. Mac Domnaill and his host went in their ships from Ard-glas to Inis-Eogain and Ua Neill went by land to aid him, to harry Tir-Conaill. Nechtain Ua Domnaill and the daughter of Ua Concobuir Faly, that is, the wife of Ua Domnaill and the Tir-Conallian sons of sub-kings also went into conference with them at Inis-Eogain and peace was made between them without permission from Ua Domnaill. For Ua Domnaill and Mac Uibhilin went to the Foreign settlement of Meath and made a pact with them against Ua Neill. And the deputy of the king took a large host with them to the Plain of Ard-Macha and they went against the Monastery of Poor Friars in Ard-Macha. But they returned to their houses on that


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occasion without obtaining sway. Mac Uibilin was billeted by the Foreigners of the Plain of Oirgialla after his expulsion by Ua Neill. Ua Domnaill went around Meath westwards to Ath-luain and went thence into Ui-Maine. A night march was made by him across the Plain, to meet Mac Diarmata of Magh-Luirg and thence to meet Ua Ruairc. Ua Ruairc escorted him over beyond the Erne. Ua Neill and Mag Uidhir went to Narrow-Water to meet Ua Domnaill and peace was made with him.

U1433.3

Two general invitations were given this year by Margaret, daughter of Ua Cerbaill, namely, wife of the Calbach Ua Concobuir, king of Offaly, to the bardic bands of Ireland and to their retinues and so forth.

U1433.4

Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, namely, Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa (son of the Tawny Gillie), died this year, the day of the feast of St. Michael Sep. 29 precisely: to wit, a man who kept a general guest-house for bardic bands and for pilgrims and for bardic retinues of Ireland and Scotland, so that the fame of that Cathal filled Ireland and Scotland. And his son, namely, Cathal junior, was chosen in his place by Ua Neill and by Mag


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Uidhir and so on.

U1433.5

Eignecan Ua Domnaill went on a raid against his own brother, namely, against Donchadh Ua Domnaill. Donchadh went in pursuit of the prey and Eignecan was slain on that occasion and so on.

U1433.6

A Summer of famine came this year, namely, The Summer of the Aberration it used to be called; for nobody recognised a dear one, or friend then, for the greatness of the famine.

U1433.7

Aedh Ua Corcrain, namely, an eminent harper; died this year.

U1433.8

The son of Ua Concobuir the Red, namely, Cathal the Black, died this year: to wit, one that was fit to be king of Connacht for bravery and for nobility of blood and so on.

U1433.9

Gilla-Crist Ua Droma, namely, an excellent farmer, who was held in great honour by Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa, died on the 5th of the Kalends (or, Nones) of May Ap. 27; or, May 3.

U1434.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th :feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1434.

U1434.1

Ua Brain of Leinster died this year.

U1434.2

Mac Cruitin died this year: to wit, Sencha Mac Cruitin, namely, the professor of history of Ua Briain.

U1434.3

Ua Neill went with a great host a week before the feast of St.Michael this year to destroy the Foreigners of Meath and Ua Domnaill, with his host, was with Ua Neill on that expedition and the host of the whole Province of Ulster was with him. The Foreigners of Sradbaile came to meet Ua Neill and gave him their tribute and many other contributions were got by him on that occasion. Sliabh-Bregh was burned by them and all the Plain of Oirgialla. And afterwards the sons of Ua Neill, namely, Henry and Aedh, went to burn the Obair. But, whilst they were burning it, Stanley the deputy of the king came upon them and proceeded to pursue them. Henry and Aedh remained


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at the rear of their people and brought them off safe with them spiritedly, prosperously that day. Afterwards, Ua Domnaill and his son, that is, Toirdelbach, namely, future king of Tir-Conall and Mac Cathmail went in search of chattel the same day. The horse-host of the Foreigners met them and an encounter was mutually given by them and Ua Domnaill was taken prisoner by the Foreigners that day and Mac Cathmail and Toirdelbach Ua Domnall and Aedh, son of the bishop Mac Cathmail, were slain by them. Ua Neill returned the following day to his house and so on.

U1434.4

Cathal Ua Ruairc the Deaf died.

U1434.5

Ua Ruairc died this year: namely, Tadhg, son of Tighernan Mor Ua Ruairc; to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess.

U1434.6

Great frost began at the end of this year (the year of the great frost); namely it began five weeks before Christmas and lasted to the end of seven weeks after. And numerous herds of cattle and horses and people and pack-horses used to go upon the chief lakes of Ireland. And great destruction was inflicted upon the fowl of Ireland during that frost and so on.

U1434.7

Donn Cathanach Mag Uidhir died on the 8th of the Kalends of March Feb. 22.

U1434.8

Master Denis Mac Gilla-Coisgle died on the 5th of the Ides 3rd of May.

U1434.9

Luke Ua Leannain, prior of Lis-gabail, died on the 15th of the Kalends of November Oct. 18

U1434.10

(Matthew O'Congaile, herenagh of Ros-oircir, an eminent student of literature died.)


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U1435.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1435.

U1435.1

Ua Neill went with a host into Fir-Manach this year and encampment was taken by him on Craebh-Ui-Fhuadachain and he was three nights there. The Fir-Manach sent their moveables over Lough Erne westwards. And they had no vessels, but the solid ice on the Lough to carry them. And all their cows and their pack-horses went upon the Lough westwards. Mag Uidhir mustered a large host against Ua Neill, but peace was made between them at the end and Mag Uidhir went to meet Ua Neill. Ua Neill went from that into Tir-Conaill, to harry it. Great burnings were done by them on that expedition and John, son of Domnall Ua Domnaill, was slain by them with one shot of an arrow. Ua Neill went to his house in triumph on that occasion.

U1435.2

Domnall, son of Eogan Mag Carthaigh, namely, the best general protector that was in Ireland in his time, fell by Tadhg, son of Cormac, son of Diarmait Mag Carthaigh.

U1435.3

The Countess of Desmond died this year: namely, the daughter of Mac William de Burgh, that is, the wife of Earl James.

U1435.4

Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, died this year after victory of penance: to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess. And he had gone into the Order of Canons of Cluain-eois, after laying aside the world for love of the Lord, and so on.

U1435.5

Alliance of war was made by Brian Ua Neill junior and by Nechtain Ua Domnaill against Ua Neill (namely, Eogan) and his sons. Ua Neill, with his sons (namely, Henry and Aedh) leading the foraying-band, went into Cenel-Moen to encounter Brian and Nechtain. The camp of Ua Neill was formed in the Rasa that time. When Nechtain and Brian junior heard that, they assembled their host into


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one place to deliver a camp assault upon Ua Neill and went forward, until they reached the Rasa. Ua Neill was put out from his camp, in his despite, by them that night and the camp was occupied by themselves that night in the Rasa. Ua Neill and his sons and Mac Domnall the Gallowglass proceeded to deliberate what they should do that night. This is the counsel they adopted: namely, to deliver a camp assault upon the hostile host. Henry Ua Neill made good discourse to Mac Domnaill and to his own kinsmen and to his followers: namely, that they should have good courage against their enemies. Not blackening of night and not blanching of visage did the nobles act at that incentive and they marched forward afterwards quietly, silently, until they reached the camp. Howbeit, Henry Ua Neill went in front of them courageously, victoriously and powerfully, full splendidly, until they reached the very centre of their enemies. But Mac Domnaill the Gallowglass and Mac Suibne of Fanad fell in with each other then. And heroes were hacking at one another on every side. Moreover, the friends and the enemies recognised not each other in that contest, through darkness of the night and through thickness of the heroic force. Howbeit, balls of fire leaped from the helmets of the champions and from the breastplates of the heroes. Now, Aedh Ua Neill and Brian Ua Neill junior chanced to meet each other in that fray. Aedh gave a stroke of a javelin to Brian, so that he seriously injured him. Brian and Nechtain escaped that night and their gallowglasses were left behind by them after that party. Still, knowledge of their defection was

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not had by portion of them that night. When Mac Suibne got tidings of Nechtain and Brian junior having abandoned himself, this is the counsel he adopted: himself to cover the rear and to escape without the knowledge of Ua Neill. Henry and his kinsmen got knowledge of that and Mac Suibne was pursued by them and the defeat of Sliab-truim was inflicted on them. Mac Suibne himself was taken prisoner there, with a multitude of his people. Ua Neill on that occasion went home triumphantly, and so on.

(B continues after hacking: at one another there. And the end of it was: the camp was abandoned to Ua Neill and to his sons and the force that were in it fled and left many of their people slain. And Mac Suibne was taken prisoner, with many others with him, on the morrow. And Ua Neill went triumphantly, battle-victoriously to his house on that occasion.)

U1435.6

Nechtain Ua Domnaill gave the castle of Ath-senaigh to Brian Ua Neill junior for alliance of war against Ua Neill. Brian, however, failed Nechtain and went to Ua Neill again and his wards were left in the castle of Ath-senaigh.

U1435.7

Ua Neill took Brian Ua Neill junior prisoner this year and a hand and foot were taken off him and two sons of Brian (namely, Aedh and. . .) were mutilated by him also and so on.

U1435.8

Hubert, son of William Ua Ferghail, namely, an eminent leader, was killed this year by Meyler, son of Hubert and so on.

U1435.9

Mag Craith, of the Termon of St. Dabeog, died this year: namely,


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John Mor Mag Craith, that is, a man who kept a general guest-house and so on.

U1435.10

Toirdhelbach Mac Domnaill, an eminent gallowglass, died.

U1435.11

Ua Ferghail died this year: namely, Domnall Ua Ferghail, that is, chief of the Anghaile.

U1435.12

Ua Domnaill, namely, Niall, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill, was carried by the Saxons with them into Saxon-land this year.

U1436.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1436.

U1436.1

Concobur, son of John Ua Raighilligh, namely, son of the king of the two Breifni, to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess, died this year.

U1436.2

Niall, son of Eogan Ua Neill and many of his people were slain in his own house on a night incursion by the Clann-Cinaith of the Triuch and so on.

U1436.3

The Crannog of Loch-Laeghairi was taken by the sons of Brian Ua Neill junior this year. Ua Neill and Henry Ua Neill surrounded the Lough and intelligence was sent from them to apprise Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, that is, the king of FirManach. And they were making cots to take the Crannog from the sons of Brian junior. But this is the counsel the sons of Brian adopted: to give up the Crannog to Ua Neill and to make peace. Ua Neill and Mag Uidhir then went to attack to Tir-Aedha. Great forays and numerous devastations and slaughters of people were done by them on that occasion. John Mac Gille-Martain, namely, door-keeper of Mag Uidhir, was slain on that occasion by the pursuing party (that is, the sons of Tuimilin Ua Gallcobair). Ua Neill and Henry Ua Neill and Mag Uidhir went to their houses in triumph on that occasion and so forth.


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U1437.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1437.

U1437.1

Mael-Shechlainn Ua Mailconaire died this year.

U1437.2

Gilla-Padraig Ua Carmuic, namely, son of Concubar Ua Carmuic, died on the 13th of the Kalends of December Nov. 19.

U1437.3

Cathal Ua Tresaigh died on the 6th of the Ides 10th of October.

U1438.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1438.

U1438.1

Concobur Mac Aedhagain died this year: to wit, the ollam of Clann-Ricaird, namely, one eminent in jurisprudence and so on.

U1438.2

Donchadh, son of Sigragh Ua Cuirnin, namely, one eminent in history, died this year.

U1438.3

The bishop Ua Gallcobhuir (namely, Lochloinn) died this year.

U1438.4

Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir (namely, son of The Black Gillie), was taken prisoner by his own kinsmen: to wit, Thomas junior, king of Fir-Manach and Ruaidhri and Domnall made an agreement against him and he was taken prisoner by them in the castle of Mag Uidhir.

U1438.5

Ua Dalaigh of Breifni (namely, Aedh), that is, the ollam of Ua Raighilligh in poetry, died this year.

U1438.6

The Prior of Cell-Maighnenn died the same year.

U1438.7

Aedh, son of the Abbot Mac Gilla-Finnein (namely, Aengus), died this year. Gilla-Patraig, son of the Abbot Mac Gilla-Finnein and Cathal the Black, son of Concobur Mac Gilla-Finnein, that is, of the cousingerman of the Abbot, were slain on the 2nd of the Kalends of May Ap. 30.

U1438.8

(In this year was born Cathal junior, son of Cathal junior, that is, grandson of Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa, namely, A.D. 1438, in the month of February.)


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U1439.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1439.

U1439.1

Mag Uidhir was taken prisoner this year (namely, about the feast of St. Patrick) by Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled, in the castle of Mag Uidhir himself and Philip was liberated the same day by Domnall. Afterwards, when Henry Ua Neill heard that Mag Uidhir was in custody, he mustered many forces and went to Port-abla-Faelain against Philip and Domnall, with whom Mag Uidhir was in custody. Mag Uidhir was liberated that day and hostages were given for him, namely, his own son, Edmond Mag Uidhir and the daughter of Mag Eochagain, that is, the wife of Mag Uidhir and many other hostages. And the castle of Inis-Ceithlenn (namely, Inis-Sgeillen) was given to Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled and so on.

U1439.2

Ua Domnaill (namely, Niall) died in his captivity with the Foreigners and in Wales he expired, and Nechtain Ua Domnaill was made king over Tir-Conaill and so on.

U1439.3

Mor, daughter or Aedh Mag Samradhain, namely, wife of Mac Briain Mic Maghnusa, died on the 4th of the Nones 2nd of February.

U1439.4

John the Crooked, son of Master John Mag Uidhir, namely, the grandson of The Great Archdeacon Mag Uidhir, parson or Culmaine, died on the 8th (otherwise, the 5th) of the Ides 6th, or 9th of January.

U1439.5

Gilla-in-Coimdegh Ua hEogain died.

U1439.6

Henry the Red, son of Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein (namely, chief of Muinter-Peodachain was Brian), died on the 7th of the Kalends of April March 26.

U1439.7

Brian Ua Maelagain died.

U1439.8

Sadhb, daughter of Ua Corcrain, died.

U1439.9

Tadhg Blind-eye, son of Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle-axe, died.

U1439.10

Meyler, son of Mac Feorais, died this year of the plague: to wit, a fosterer or hospitality and of learned folk and so forth.

U1439.11

Feradhach, son of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain this year by the Oirghialla.


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U1440.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 24th of the moon, A.D 1440.

U1440.1

Mac William de Burgh (namely, William) died this year.

U1440.2

Brian, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach a Concobuir, died.

U1440.3

Duibgenn Ua Duibhgennain the Gloomy died: to wit, an eminent historian.

U1440.4

Domnall Ua Breislen, namely, an eminent brehon and one who was to be ollam of the Fir-Manach, died.

U1440.5

Maghnus Mag Uidhir the Eoganian (namely, son of Philip of the battle-axe) died this year.

U1440.6

Catherine, daughter of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, namely, wife of Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1440.7

Art, son of Brian Mac Maghnusa, died on the Nones 5th of April.

U1440.8

Ros, son of John Mag Uidhir and Feidhlimidh the Red, son of Donchadh Mag Uidhir the Red, were killed this year.

U1440.9

Mag Craith, coarb of the Termon of St. Dabeog, namely, Matthew, son of Mark Mag Craith, died this year and John the Tawny, son of John Mor Mag Craith, was made coarb the same year.

U1440.10

Maghnus, son of Domnall, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill of the Wine, was killed this year.

U1440.11

(son ... of ... the Freckled, son of Aedh, son of Aedh, son of Donn, died, namely, on the 15th of the Kalends of May Ap. 17, A.D. 1440.)

U1441.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1441.

U1441.1

Mac Domnaill of the Clann-Cellaigh (namely, Aedh) was slain by the sons of Cu Connacht Mag Uidhir


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this year.

U1441.2

Great forays were made by Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas junior, upon the sons of Annadh Mac Domnaill and a grandson of Edmond Mac Domnall was slain by him on that expedition.

U1441.3

Conchobur Mag Uidhir junior died this year, after putting the world from him, with victory over world and over demon.

U1441.4

Ua Mail-Conaire died this year: namely, Mailin, son of Tanaidhe, chief professor in history of the Sil-Muiredaigh and head of dignity and honour of Ireland in his own time. He died about the feast of St. Berach and so on.

U1441.5

Pierce Ua Luinin the Stooped died this year: namely, an excellent historian and poet and herenagh of the Ard and of the Third of Airech-Maelain and a man of great dignity and honour and a man to whom God largely gave beauty and graces. He died with victory over world and over demon and so on.

U1441.6

Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella died this year after victory of penance: to wit, Concobur Mac Donnchaidh; a general protector to the learned troops of Ireland in his own time was he.

U1441.7

Gilla-na-naem Mag Sgoloigi, vicar of Claen-inis, died on the 15th of the Kalends of May Ap. 17.

U1441.8

Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein the Grey and Cathal Ua Maileigen died on the 16th of the Kalends of December Nov. 16.

U1441.9

Medbh, daughter of the Abbot Mac Gilla-Finnein, died.

U1441.10

Gilla-Patraig Ua Maeluidhir, abbot of Clochar, died on the 2nd of the Kalends of January Dec. 31.

U1441.11

Isibel, daughter of the Great Archdeacon, died on the 5th of the Kalends of January Dec. 28.

U1441.12

Bean-Muman, daughter of Mag Dorchaidh, wife of Mag Confraich, died on the 5th of the Ides 9th of January.

U1441.13

Muircertach (the Archdeacon), son of Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa, namely, archdeacon of Clochar


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and parson of Airech-Maelain, a good cleric and a man of excellent hospitality and charitable, died on the 12th of the Kalends of March Feb. 18.

U1441.14

(Aine, daughter of Edmond Mag Samradhain, died.)

U1442.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1442.

U1442.1

John Mag Uidhir and Donn Mag Uidhir, namely, two sons of Philip Mag Uidhir, that is of the king of Fir-Manach, died this year.

U1442.2

Brian, son of Ardghal Mag Mathgamna, namely, king of Oirghialla, died this year after victory of penance.

U1442.3

Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas junior, gave the castle of Inis-Ceithlinn to Philip Mag Uidhir, in consequence of Edmond, son of Thomas junior, being liberated.

U1442.4

Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, went for aid to the Foreign settlement and brought Foreigners with him on that occasion. And Ua Neill, namely, his father, came with numerous forces into the muster of Henry and the Foreigners to the castle of the river Finn. Ua Domnaill, that is, Nechtain, came to them and peace was made with Ua Neill by him and the castle and all Cenel-Moein and the tribute of Inis-Eogain were surrendered to Ua Neill. And Henry left warders in the castle. Ua Neill and Henry went in triumph to their house on that occasion and so on.

U1442.5

Cerball Ua Corcrain died this year.

U1442.6

Donchadh, grandson of Tadhg, died.

U1443.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1443.

U1443.1

Maghnus (namely, son of Ardghal) Mag Mathgamna died this year: to wit, one fit to be king of Oirgialla for hospitality and for prowess and for general protection to the learned companies of Ireland and Scotland.


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U1443.2

The Abbot (namely, Aengus) Mac Gilla-Finnein died (on the 15th of the Kalends of October Sept. 17) this year: to wit, the abbot of Lis-gabail upon Loch Eirne.

U1443.3

Eimher Mag Mathgamna was slain by Ua Neill, namely, Eogan Ua Neill, this year.

U1443.4

Solomon Ua Diarmata, a famous wright, died.

U1444.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1444.

U1444.1

Mathgamain Ua Brian was blinded and deposed this year by his own brother, namely, Toirdelbach Ua Brian and Toirdelbach himself was made king over Thomond.

U1444.2

The chief of Clann-Cuilenn died: namely, Sida Mac Conmara the Crooked.

U1444.3

Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny was slain this year: namely, a general protector to the learned companies of Ireland and Scotland was he. His death happened thus: to wit, he was wounded in the Week of the Passion and died in the Summer of this year.

U1444.4

Gilla-Michil Ua Tresaigh died.

U1444.5

Eoghan, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, was slain about the feast of St. Brenann of this year by a shot of an arrow.

U1444.6

The defeat of Bealach-Curdhit was inflicted on Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, by the sons of Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe, wherein was slain Mac Domnaill, the Gallowglass, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Mac Domnaill, Constable of Ua Neill (the Freckled) and wherein many others were taken as hostages.

U1444.7

Graine, daughter of Domnall Ua Daimin, consort of Master Denis Mac Gilla-Coisgle, namely, canon choral of Clochar, died on the 5th of the


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Kalends of July June 27.

U1444.8

Dubchablaigh, daughter of Thomas Mag Uidhir, namely, king of Fir-Manach, died this year: to wit, the wife of Eogan Mac Cathmhail; head of alms-deeds and charity in sooth was that woman.

U1444.9

Matthew Mac Gilla-Lasair, namely, The Red Cleric, died on the 5th of the Kalends of November Oct. 28.

U1444.10

Cathal Mac Gille-Finnein the Rough died on the 2nd of the Kalends of November Oct. 31.

U1445.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1445.

U1445.1

A great host was led to Sligech by Ua Domnaill and by Philip Mag Uidhir and by the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir along with the sons of Eogan Ua Concobuir. Sligech was burned by them on that occasion upon Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir, namely, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir. And Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, that is, Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh, was slain by them and they went to their houses on that occasion with victory of overthrow and rout.

U1445.2

Ruaidhri, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, namely, son of the king of Fir-Manach, died this year (that is, on the 4th of the Ides 10th of February) of a fit.

U1445.3

The chief of the Anghaile (Ua Fergail) died this year: namely, William Ua Fergail, and so on.

U1445.4

Donchadh Mag Samradhain the Freckled died this year: namely, one who was to be chief of Tellach Eathach.

U1445.5

Mac Gilla-Finnein died this year: namely, Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein, chief of Muinter-Peodachain; to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess and for de-


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fending his territory against its neighbours, died on the 8th of the Ides. . . .

1445.6

The son of Godfrey Mag Uidhir the Red died this year: namely, Ardghal, to wit, a man vigorous, excellently-hospitable and charitable, and so on.

U1445.7

Thomas Ua Leannain, canon and sacristan of the monastery of Lis-gabail, died.

U1446.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1446.

U1446.1

Rughraidhe (namely, son of Ardgal) Mag Mathgamna, king of Oirghialla, died this year: to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess.

U1446.2

Diarmaid the Red, son of Tadhg Ua Concobuir, was slain by the sons of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir, and so on.

U1446.3

Tadhg Mag Flanchadha was slain by Cormac, son of Ua Flannagain.

U1446.4

Brian Ua Dubda was slain by the Tir-Amhalghaidh.

U1446.5

Edmond, son of Mac Maurice of Kerry, was slain by Cormac, son of Eogan Mac Carthaigh.

U1446.6

A night incursion was made on Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir in Muinter-Peodachain by the sons of Mac Gilla-Finnein, and the wife of Toirdelbach, namely, the daughter of Tighernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, was burned therein and Colla, son of Cu-Connacht, son of John, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain therein, A.D. 1446.And some of the Gilla-Finnein tribe were hung by Toirdelbach through that.

U1446.7

Feidhlimidh, son of John Ua Ruairc, was slain by the sons of Lochlann Ua Ruairc.

U1446.8

Donchadh, son of Art Mac Diarmata, was slain by the Muinter-Branain.

U1446.9

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the Red died: to wit, the Foreign youth that was best in hospitality of the Momonians.

U1446.10

Ua Cobhthaigh, namely, Domnall, was slain by the grandsons of Art Ua Mael -Shechlainn on Cro-inis of Loch-Ainninn: to wit, an excellent poet and an excellent leader.

U1446.11

Adam, son of Matthew (Mor) Ua Luinin, died this year—to wit, a pleasant, erudite man—on the 3rd of the Nones 5th of May.

U1446.12

Finemhain, daughter of Mac Thomas, a devout nun, died.

U1446.13

Owen Ua Leannain, prior of the monastery of Lis-gabail, died on the 4th of the Ides 10th of September.

U1446.14

Domnall Ua Mailigen, a poor person devoted to God, died.

U1446.15

Gilla-Patraig Ua Leannain died this year.

U1447.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1447.

U1447.1

Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled, that is, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain (namely, on the 4th of the Ides 10th of February) by Donn, son of Philip Mag Uidhir (Of the battle- axe) and by the sons of Art Mag Uidhir and by the sons of Mac Oirghiallaigh and by the sons of Ua Daimin, seven days before the feast of St. Berach of this year. And it happened thus : Domnall came into the Breifni of Ua Raighilligh-and he had with him there but the crew of one cot made up of the grandsons of David Mag Uidhir and of other persons—on his way to the residence of Henry Ua Neill, being in discord with his own kinsmen, namely, with Thomas junior, king of Fir-Manach and with Philip, that is, the tanist of the territory. And they proceeded from the Loch eastwards through Barr-na-cuile and Donn and the sons of Art fell in with them and slew Domnall then with arrows. And he was that night on the plain and was buried on the morrow in the monastery of Lis-gabail.

U1447.2

Aedh, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, namely, son of the king of Fir-Manach, died of the glandular disease this


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year.

U1447.3

Borgaill, daughter of Mac Duarcain, died on the 16th of the Kalends of November Oct. 17.

U1447.4

Mac Caba the Brefnian died this year: namely, Cormac, son of Gilla-Crist, Mac Caba, and Henry Mac Caba, his brother, was chosen by the Sil-Raighilligh and by the Clann-Caba also as Constable in Breifni, and so on.

U1447.5

The coarb of Fidhnach died this year: namely, a man who kept a general guest-house.

U1447.6

This year a ribbed vault was put by Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, namely, king of Fir-Manach, on the church of Achadh-urchaire in honour of God and SS. Tighernach and Ronan. And it was he that built the eastern gable of the church for the good of his own soul, and so on.

U1447.7

Feidhlimidh, son of John, son of Philip Ua Raighilligh, namely, one fit to be king of Breifni for hospitality and for prowess, was captured treacherously in the town of Ath-truim by Furnival, that is, the Deputy of the king of the Saxons in Ireland, after going there at his Furnival's own instance. And a great plague came at that time in the town of Ath-truim and Feidhlimidh died thereof, after victory of Unction and penance: to wit, three weeks before November Day and he was buried in the monastery of the Friars in Ath-truim, and so on. And a son of maledictions for malice and a devil for evils was that Furnival and what the learned of Ireland say of him is that there came not from Herod, by whom was crucified Christ, downwards one so bad for ill deeds.

U1447.8

Eogan, son of Pedras, son of Saerdalach Ua Breislen, namely, chief brehon of Fir-Manach and arch-herenagh of Airech. Maelain, died this year.


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U1448.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1448.

U1448.1

Cu-Connacht, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year, namely, a month after May Day, with victory of penance and was buried in the church of Achadh-urchaire.

U1448.2

Ua hUiginn died this year: to wit, Tadhg junior, namely, preceptor of the schools of Ireland and Scotland in poetry and in erudition and a man that kept a general guest-house for learned retinues and for the pilgrims of Ireland. He died after victory of penance, and Tuathal Ua hUiginn became director in his stead, and so on.

U1448.3

(Brian Mac Gilla-Coisgle and Catherine O'Ceallaigh, his consort, were drowned in the port of Ard-I-Luinin this year, on the 8th of the Ides 6th of February.)

U1449.0

Kalends of Jan. on the 4th feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1449.

U1449.1

Eogan, son of John Ua Raighilligh, namely, king (of the two Breifni, died this year about the feast of St. Patrick: to wit, a man that completely defended his territories against their neighbours. He died with victory of penance and was buried in the monastery of Cavan. Two kings were made in the Breifni against each other this year: to wit, 1 Ferghal, son of Thomas Mor Ua Raighilligh, was made king by the Foreigners and by Domnall, son of John Ua Raighilligh and 2 John, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh, was made king by Ua Neill and by Mag Mathgamna and so on.

U1449.2

Donchadh, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, died this year.

U1449.3

Brian Ua Neill junior died this year.

U1449.4

The bishop of Clochar was con-


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secrated this year by the archbishop of Ard-Macha in Droiched-atha: to wit, Rosa, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior (namely, king of Fir-Manach). And between the two Nativities Dec. 25—Jan. 6 it was done and not often before was done a consecration that was greater than the consecration which Rosa Mag Uidhir did at Droiched-atha, and so on.

U1449.5

Mor, daughter of Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle- axe, namely, wife of Art, son of Eogan Ua Neill, died.

U1449.6

Edmond, son of Brian the Deaf, son of Osgar, died on the Ides 15th of May.

U1449.7

Maghnus the Tawny, son of Cairpre, son of Donn Mag Uidhir, died on the 5th of the Kalends of June May 28.

U1449.8

Maghnus the Tawny, Gilla-Padraig, son of Matthew the Mac Maghnussa, died this year.

U1450.0

Kalends of Jan. on the 5th feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1450.

U1450.1

And a year of the Indulgences was it in Rome: to wit, the Golden Door was opened in Rome. Mag Uidhir went to Rome this year, namely, king of Fir-Manach; that is, Thomas, son of Philip of the battle-axe. And mournful were the learned companies and poets and clerics of Ireland after him. For there was not left after him in Ireland one that had placed greater


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obligation on them than he and one that purchased more of poetic and of erudite composition. And a month before Lamas he left his own residence to go on that pilgrimage. And, a week after his departure, came Donchadh Mag Uidhir of Tellach-Dunchadha, namely, son of Mag Uidhir's father, to attack Cathal Mag Uidhir, that is, the son of Mag Uidhir (to wit, son of Thomas junior was that Cathal). And he captured him in his own house at Cnoc-Ninte and took him and his spoil with him from the Hill to Gort-an-feadain and killed him then in fratricide. And himself went into Tellach-Dunchadha and was warring upon Edmond Mag Uidhir and upon Donchadh Mag Uidhir. And Edmond and Donchadh went to a place of meeting with Donchadh of Tellach-Dunchadha and peace was made by them with each other. And Edmond made Donchadh of Tellach-Dunchadha prisoner in Gabail-liuin and took him with him to Achadh-urchaire and deprived him of a foot and hand in punishment of his own wicked proceeding, namely, the killing of Cathal Mag Uidhir. Now, that retribution which Edmond wrought in satisfaction of that fratricide which Donchadh of Tellach-Dunchadha wrought was lauded and so on.

U1450.2

Ua Flannagain (namely, Muircertach) of Tuath-Ratha went to Rome this year and died in Rome of the plague, that is, a week after the feast of St. Brigit Feb. 1, with victory of penance. And his own brother, namely, Cormac Ua Flannagain, was made chief over Tuath-Ratha in his stead, and so on.

U1450.3

The parson of Daim-inis of Loch-Eirne (namely, Nicholas), that is, the


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parson Ua Flannagain, died in Rome on that pilgrimage, and so on.

U1450.4

A hosting was made by Henry Ua Neill and by Art Ua Neill, namely, sons of Eogan Ua Neill (that is, king of the Province), into Trian-Conghail to assist Mac Uibhilin.

U1450.5

Niall, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, went in quest of spoil from Muircertach Mac Ui-Neill-buidhe. The spoil was taken by Niall and by his people. Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe overtook Niall and Eogan, son of Brian Ua Neill junior. His force was then directed against Niall. Now Eogan, son of Brian junior, son of Brian Mor, son of Henry Ua Neill the Turbulent, delivered two strokes of a spear on Niall and slew him and that Niall was buried in Ard-Macha, and so on.

U1450.6

Peace was made by John, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh and by Domnall Ua Raighilligh the Fair with each other. And Ferghal, son of Thomas Mor Ua Raighilligh, was deposed by them and kingship of all the Breifni was given to John, son of Eogan, and Ferghal took the stipend of John, and so on.

U1450.7

The bishop Mag Uidhir died this year (that is, on the eve Dec. 5 of St. Nicholas): to wit, the bishop of Clochar; namely, Pierce was his name and he was one of the sons of Osgar, son of Lachlann Mag Uidhir, and he died on the Island of Loch-Iamhrugain in Claen-inis of Muinter-Cianain upon Loch-Eirne and was buried in Lis-gabail, a month before Christmas, and so on.

U1450.8

Tadhg, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, was slain by the sons of Cormac Mag Samradhain a month before Christmas and buried in Lis-gabail.

U1450.9

Gilla-Patraig, son of the Great Archdeacon Mag Uidhir, namely, son of


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Maurice, son of Matthew, died on the 5th of the Ides 9th of November.

U1450.10

Andrew Ua Droma, namely, son of Gilla-Crisd Ua Droma-to wit, a polished, conscientious man—died this year, after coming from Rome the Year of the Indulgences, in the 55th year of his age.

U1450.11

Ua Caiside of Cuil, namely, Tadhg, son of Joseph, son of Tadhg Mor, son of Gilla-na-naingel Ua Caiside, died this year: to wit, the chief physician of the Fir-Manach, and so on.

U1451.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1451.

U1451.1

Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas junior, son of Thomas, came from Rome in the beginning of this year. And joyful in sooth were the Foreigners and Gaidhil of Ireland and the learned companies and pilgrims likewise through his coming back into Ireland.

U1451.2

Margaret, daughter of Ua Cerbaill, namely, daughter of the king of Eili, wife of Ua Concobuir Failghi, that is, the Calbach, son of Murchadh Ua Concobuir—the best woman that came in her time in Ireland, and she gave two general invitations to all who were in quest of chattel in Ireland and Scotland—died about the feast of St. Brigit of this year, with victory of penance. And her son died the same week, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Ua Concobuir, and so on.

U1451.3

The monastery of Cavan was burned this year (namely, about the feast of St. Brenann)Nine lines erased.


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U1451.4

Margaret, daughter of Brian, son of Henry Ua Neill, namely wife of Ruaidhri Blind-eye, son of Thomas Mor Mag Uidhir, died on the 4th of the Nones 4th of July.

U1451.5

The son of the chief of Muinter-Peodachain, namely, Eogan, son of Concobar Mac Gilla-Finnein and Gilla-Patraig, grandson of Cathal Mac Gilla-Finnein the Tawny, were slain by Cu-Connacht, son of John, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, on the 6th of the Ides 8th of February.

U1451.6

Brian the Deaf, son of Osgar, died on the 5th of the Kalends of April March 28.

U1452.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1452.

U1452.1

A great tale was done in Tir-Connaill this year;—to wit, Ua Domnaill, namely, Nechtain, was slain (to wit, on the eve of the feast of St. Brenann) by the sons of Niall Ua Domnaill (that is, Domnall and Aedh the Red), namely, the sons of his own brother (and by the sons of Aedh the Freckled, son of Domnall), after their expulsion by him from Tir-Conaill. It happened thus:

thus:] Great war arose between Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill. Henry was captured by the sons of Niall Ua Domnaill. The sons of Niall and some of the people of Henry went on the offensive into Tir Conaill and they got traitorous news that O'Domnaill was


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that night, namely, the eve of the feast of St. Brenann precisely, in Dubhrun. The sons of Niall marched upon the town and Ua Domnaill, with a number of his people along with him, was slain by them, and so on. A great hosting was made after that by Henry Ua Neill, with the worthies of the Ulster Province with him, into Tir-Conaill along with the sons of Niall Ua Domnaill. Rughraidhe Ua Domnaill, namely, son of Nechtain, mustered against them. Peace was made by Henry between Rughraidhe and the sons of Niall on these conditions; to wit, Rughraidhe was made the O'Domnaill and half of Tir-Conaill was given to the sons of Niall Ua Domnaill. Cenel-Moein and the Castle of the river Finn and the tribute or Inis-Eogain were granted to Henry on that occasion. Henry went in triumph to his house from that expedition and so on.

U1452.2

The Deputy of the king of the Saxons in Ireland, namely, the Earl of Ormond, died this year.

U1452.3

Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, namely, John, son of Concobur Mac Donnchaidh, died.

U1452.4

A hosting was made by Ua Neill, namely, Eogan Ua Neill, into the Fews, to war on the Foreigners of the Plain of Oirghialla and Mag Uidhir went to aid Ua Neill. The son of Ua Neill, namely, Eogan Ua Neill junior and the

people of Mag Uidhir went in quest of spoil on the Foreigners to Cloch-an-bodaigh and the spoil was brought


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by them to their stronghold. A large pursuing party, namely, the Foreigners and people of Mag Mathgamna and their kinsmen, followed them. Ua Neill and his people, namely, Mag Uidhir and Mac Domnaill the Gallowglas and another numerous force with him, rose out. Mac Domnaill, that is, Somairle Mor, was slain on that expedition and many of his people were some captured and some slain by the Foreigners and by the people of Mag Mathgamna. Ua Neill went to his stronghold that night in great wrath. Henry, son of Eogan, namely, son of Ua Neill himself, came to where Ua Neill was and Mag Mathgamna came to where Ua Neill and his sons were and peace was made by them with one another and the eric of Mac Domnaill was given to them and the eric of Ua Neill for his being dishonoured, and so on.

U1452.5

Fergal the Red, son of Fergal Mag Eochagain, namely, an excellent leader, spirited, firm, truly hospitable, was slain by the baron of Delvin and by his son, namely, by James and by some of the Daltons, that is, on the 13th of the Kalends of January (Dec. 20), towards the end of a year of the Lord of which 9 was the Golden Number.

U1452.6

Two sons of Ruaidhri the Feeble, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, namely, Tadhg and Feidhlimidh, were slain this year by the Oirghialla.

U1452.7

Sabia, daughter of Mac Gaffraigh, that is, wife of Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa, to wit, an excellent woman without defect, died this year on the 8th (or, 7th) of the Ides 8th, or 9th of May.

U1452.8

The defeat of Scriboig was inflicted this year by Geoffrey, son of Edmond, son Thomas Ua Ferghail, on Laisech, son of Rosa and on the sons of Ua Ceallaigh, where was slain Concobur, son of Conlach Mac Maurice and three and thirty men along


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with him.

U1452.9

Eogan, son of Domnall the Fair, son of John Ua Raighilligh, died this year.

U1452.10

Aedh, son of Aedh the Little, son of Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle- axe, was slain in the castle of Ua Ruairc, namely, or Tigernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, by Brian, son of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, on the 6th of the Ides 8th of April.

U1452.11

Concobur Mac Gille-Finnein, chief of Muinter-Peodachain, died on the 6th of the Kalends of April March 27.

U1453.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1453.

U1453.1

Mac Carthaigh the Swarthy died this year: to wit, Donchadh, a general protector to the Men of Ireland and Scotland. And Diarmait of the Keep was made king in his stead, and so on.

U1453.2

Mag Mathgamna died this year: to wit, Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe, namely, a courteous, pious man, that was best in hospitality and prowess of his country and that had best knowledge of every science that he heard of, died on Easter Eve in his own house in the Lurgan and was buried in Cluain-eois. And Feidhlimidh, son of Brian Mor Mag Mathgamna, was made king in his stead over the Oirghialla, and so on.

U1453.3

Cormac, son of The Black Gillie, son of Aedh, son of Philip, son of Amlam, son of Donn Carrach Mag Uidhir, died on the 16th of the Kalends of July June 16.

U1454.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 29th of the moon, A.D. 1454.

U1454.1

Ua Domnaill, namely, Rughraidhe, son of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, was killed by Domnall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill (the Rough). And it was thus he was killed: to wit, Ua Dochartaigh captured Domnall in treachery and put him, into the castle of Inis. The people of Ua


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Dochartaigh, that is, the party guarding Domnall, proved false to Ua Dochartaigh: namely, made himself prisoner, and liberated Domnall. When Ua Domnaill, that is, Rughraidhe, learned that Domnall was captured by Ua Dochartaigh, he mustered a host to him and went and surrounded the castle of Inis. And the other Ua Domnaill, namely, Domnall, was safe therein and Ua Dochartaigh in custody therein with his own people and with Domnall. Rughraidhe and Mac Uibilin were attacking the castle against Domnall. Now, Domnall went on the top of the castle and cast a stone forth therefrom (on the Nones 7th of April) on Ua Domnaill (namely, Rughraidhe) and killed him with that cast. And he came forth himself afterwards with victory of overthrow and pursued the besieging host and wrested great spoil from them. And himself took Tir-Conaill in its entirety from that out and so on.

U1454.2

Domnall, son of John Ua Raighilligh (namely, Domnall Ua Raghilligh the Fair), died this year.

U1454.3

Lasairfina, daughter of Mac Maghnusa, namely, daughter of Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor, wife of Ua Fialain, that is, of John, son of Eogan Ua Fialain, to wit, a charitable, well-mannered woman, died on the 6th of the Ides 8th of June.

U1454.4

John Mac Amhlaim the Tawny,


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namely, son of Brian, son of Amhlam, son of Philip, son of Amhlam, son of Donn Carrach Mag Uidhir and Gilla-Patraig the Swarthy, his other brother, were slain in treachery by Niall, son of Cormac, son of the Black Gillie, son of Aedh-from whom is the Clann-Aedha of the Clann-Amhlaim-son of Philip, son of Amhlam, son of Donn Carrach Mag Uidhir, on the 5th of the Ides 11th of May.

U1454.5

Graine, daughter of Concobar Mac Magnusa, a well-mannered maiden, died on the 6th of the Ides 8th of January.

U1454.6

A sermon was preached this year on the Cloch-cuir in Fir-Manach by Tadhg Ua Donnchadha, namely, on the feast- day of St. Lawrence. And it was for this I wrote that, be-

cause it is known to me that that sermon of the Cloch-cuir is being mentioned by a multitude of persons.

U1455.0

Kalends of Jan., on 4th feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1455.

U1455.1

Cumsgrach, son of Concobar Ua Raighilligh, died this year.

U1455.2

Great war arose between Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir—namely, one that was to be king of Fir-Manach-and Mag Samradhain. Philip made an encampment at Benn-echlabra. The sons of Philip, namely, Brian and Toirdelbach, went with a small force into Tellach-Eathach. And there were not of force on that march except seven score footmen and twelve horsemen. The town of Mag Samradhain and the whole territory were completely burned by them. The son of Mag Samradhain, namely, Mael-Shechlainn the Black and the son of Eogan Mag Samradhain and many others of his people were slain on that expedition. The sons of


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Philip went to their house from that expedition with victory of overthrow and rout and so on.

The same Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, went to Loch-Meilghi and the crannog of Mag Flannchadha was taken and plundered by him on that expedition and he went himself to his house with victory of overthrow.

U1455.3

Ua Neill, that is, Henry, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, was made king this year over Ulster, namely, a month before Lammas precisely. Ua Cathain and Mag Uidhir and Mag Mathgamna and all the Ua Neill Clans and the Successor of Patrick went with him to Tulach-og and he was made king there by them honourably, by the will of God and men and so on.

U1455.4

Maine, son of Mael-Shechlainn Mac Caba died this year: to wit, one fit to be a Constable of the two Breifni and Oirghialla and Fir-Manach for hospitality and prowess and so on.

U1455.5

Plenary Indulgence was this year dispensed by the abbot of the Uama Navan, namely, by John Bole, at the monastery of the Uama, on the feast of Pentecost.

U1455.6

Ua Caiside of Cuil, namely Diarmait the Red, son of Niall the Red, son of Joseph Ua Caiside, died this year and so on.

U1455.7

Nualaigh, daughter of Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa, died this year.

U1455.8

The vicar of Cuilmaine, namely, Conchubar, son of Nicholas, son of Murchadh (that is, The Great


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Master) Mac-gilla-chalma, died this year, namely, on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of April, A.D. 1455.

U1456.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1456.

U1456.1

A great tale in Ireland this year: to wit, Ua Neill died; that is, Eogan, son of Niall junior, son of Niall Mor, namely, father of Henry (that is, the Ua Neill).

U1456.2

Great war arose between Ua Neill and the king of Tir-Conaill, namely, Domnall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill. O'Neill, namely, Henry and Mag Uidhir went with a large host into Inis-Eogain and a fortified position was taken by them a short distance from Cuil-mic-an-trein.

Ua Domnaill and Aedh Ua Domnaill the Red, namely, brother of Ua Domnaill and Mac Suibne of Fanad went on three horses from their own host to bring back tidings of Ua Neill with them and came on the green of Cuil-mic-an-trein. The sons of Ua Neill, namely, Toirdelbach the Red, and Ruaidhri, had gone that time a short distance from the castle. And they saw the three horsemen and pursued


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them and Ua Domnaill was slain by them and Aedh the Red and Mac Suibhne were captured. In Cell-Baithine moreover was that done, on the 5th of the Kalends of June May 28. Toirdelbach the Carbrian, son of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, then went to where Ua Neill was and Ua Neill made him king over Tir-Conaill on that occasion. And he gave large donatives to Ua Neill and to his sons of kings and to his sub-kings and to his favourites. And lordship was humbly granted to Ua Neill from that out by Ua Domnaill. Ua Neill went to his house on that occasion with victory of overthrow and rout.

U1456.3

Donchadh, son of Gilla-na-naem Mag Sgoloigi, namely, a school-master that was in Lis-gabail, rested.

U1456.4

Nicholas Mag Arachain died.

U1456.5

Graine, daughter of Aedh, son of Ardghal, nurse of the young abbot of Lis-gabail, namely, of Brian, son of Gilla-Patraig, died this year.

U1457.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1457.

U1457.1

Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle- axe, namely, son of the king of Fir-Manach, died after victory of Unction and good penance.

U1457.2

Great war arose this year between Mag Uidhir (namely, Thomas) and the sons of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna. Mag Uidhir mustered his territory to him and when the sons of Mag Mathgamna learned that, they proceeded to their fastnesses, that is, on the Eoganach and towards Sliabh-


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Mughdorn. Mag Uidhir and Philip Mag Uidhir went with a large force into Dartraighe of Con-inis and, as they did not come up with spoil, burned all Dartraighe and the town of Eogan, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, namely, Lis-na-ngabur, and went to their houses on that expedition with victory of overthrow and so on.

U1457.3

Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, namely, one that was to be king of Fir-Manach, and his sons went with a large host into the Breifne of Ua Ruairc. Ua Ruairc got information thereof before the arrival of them and put his flocks and herds into a keep. Philip went to the town of Ua Ruairc and the town and all the territory also were burned by him. Philip and his host then turned home. O'Ruairc overtook Philip and made an attack upon him. Great rout was given by the sons of Philip on that occasion to Ua Ruairc, namely, to Tigernan, son of

Tadhg Ua Ruairc. And the son of Maghnus the Gloomy, son of Cathal Mag Uidhir the Deaf and many others that are not reckoned here were slain by them on that expedition. Philip went to his house from that expedition with victory of overthrow.


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U1457.4

Great war arose this year between Mag Uidhir, namely, king of Fir-Manach and Ua Ruairc, namely, Lochlann, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc. Mag Uidhir and Ua Ruairc appointed a meeting with each other opposite Ath-Conaill Mag Uidhir and Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, went with a few people—that is, six horsemen and three score footmen—to meet Ua Ruairc. When Ua Ruairc and the Tellach-Eathach and Tellach-Dunchadha learned that Mag Uidhir was accompanied by only a small force, they gave him a hostile meeting. When Mag Uidhir saw the deceit practised on him, he went forward

to Gort-an-fedain. There a battalion of kern and a battalion of gallowglasses of the people of Ua Ruairc overtook him. Then Mag Uidhir and Brian Mag Uidhir, with the six that were on horses and the three score kern, turned on them and routed the people of Ua Ruairc spiritedly, felicitously on that occasion and inflicted the defeat of Ath-Conaill and of the Graine-namely, a river that is between Fir-Manach and the Breifne-upon them. Mag Uidhir and his people then, returned with spoils joyfully. And the kern of Mag Uidhir carried with them sixteen heads of the nobles of the people of Ua Ruairc to the town of Mag Uidhir and they were placed on the palisade of the court-yard of Mag Uidhir and so on.


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U1457.5

Glaisne, son of Concobar Mag Uidhir junior, died this year.

U1457.6

Toirdelbach, son of Domnall Ua Gallcubair, namely, son of Ua Gallcubair, was slain in the company of the sons of Philip Mag Uidhir on the mountains of Cenel-Luachain, by Mac-an-taisigh.

U1457.7

Lasairfina, daughter of Thomas Mor, Mac Briain Mac Maghnusa, wife of Domnall Ua Ceothain, died on the 14th of the Kalends of June May 19.

U1458.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1458.

U1458.1

Ua Concobuir Faly, namely, the Calbach Ua Concobuir, died this year, after completion of his full age: to wit, the man that wrested most from the Foreigners of Ireland in their despite in his own time. And Conn Ua Concobuir, namely, his own son, was made king in his stead. And it is he likewise that most gave of gold and of silver and of apparel and of horses to the learned companies and to the poets of Ireland and Scotland and so on.

(B continues after despite:) and that likewise granted most to the learned companies and to the poets of Ireland. And his own son, namely, Conn Ua Concobuir, was made king in his stead and so on.

U1458.2

Mag Samradhain, namely, Thomas, son of Fergal Mag Samradhain, died this year after spending his whole life- time in great goodness.

U1458.3

Ua Ruairc, namely, Lochlainn, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, that is, joint-king of the Breifne, died this year, after spending his whole life-time in goodness.

U1458.4

A great hosting was made by Ua Neill, namely, Henry and by Ua Domnaill and by Mag Uidhir into Connacht and he carried off the hostages of the Lower northern part of Connacht with him on that ex-


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pedition. And he burned the town of Ua Ruairc, namely, Druim-da-thigher, and so on.

U1458.5

Art Ua Neill died this year: to wit, the son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, namely, head of hospitality and of prowess and so on.

U1458.6

Mac William de Burgh, namely, Edmond de Burgh, died this year.

U1458.7

James Nugent, namely, son of the baron of Delvin, that is, the best leader that was in Meath, died this year.

U1458.8

Mac Diarmata of Magh-Luirg died, namely, Tomaltach, son of Concobar Mac Diarmata, a general protector to the learned companies of Ireland. And his son died this year also, that is, Cathal Mac Diarmata, to wit, one who was to be king of Magh-Luirg without opposition. And Aedh Mac Diarmata was made king in his stead and so on.

U1458.9

Geoffrey, son of Edmond, son of Thomas Ua Ferghail, was slain by John, son of Ua Ferghail, namely, son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, and by the sons of Concobar, that is, by Laisech, son of Rosa and so on; to wit, on the 9th of the Kalends of August July 24.

U1458.10

Una, daughter of Thomas Mag Uidhir, died.

U1458.11

Gilla Patraig, son of Aedh Ua Fialain, to wit, an obliging, pleasant, gifted man, died this year, on the 16th of the Kalends of September Aug. 17.

U1458.12

Aedh Mac Diarmata the Blind, to wit, a small blind man that retained much poetry and a man of great memory for every thing he heard of and in particular for the ages and for the stories of people, died on the 4th of the Kalends of September Aug. 29.

U1458.13

The church of Achadh-beithi was burned this year and many good books were burned therein belonging to the Official Mac Mathgamna, namely, to Niall, son of Mac Craith Mac Mathgamna.


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U1459.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1459.

U1459.1

Ua Briain, namely, king of Thomond, died this year; that is, Toirdelbach Ua Briain.

U1459.2

Great defeat was given by the Earl of Kildare to Ua Concobair Faly, namely, Conn, son of the Calbach Ua Concobuir, wherein Conn himself was taken and wherein the grandson of William Ua Ceallaigh, namely, William, son of Edmond, son of William, son of Mael-Shechlainn, son of William, son of Donnchadh Ua Ceallaigh the Momonian and many of his people were slain and so on.

U1459.3

Ua Birn died this year: that is, Brian Ua Birn, namely, chief of Tir-Briuin, after spending his life-time honourably.

U1459.4

Ua Cuirnin died this year: that is, Maghnus Ua Cuirnin, namely, ollam of Ua Ruairc, to wit, a professor of history.

U1459.5

John the Stooped, son of Cu-Uladh, Mac-an-baird, namely, an eminent poet, died this year.

U1459.6

The spoils of Cenel-Duachain (otherwise, Cenel-Luachain) were carried off by Brian, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, this year.

U1459.7

The spoils of Magh-slecht were carried off the same year by Mag Uidhir, namely, by Thomas Mag Uidhir junior and the town of Mag Samradhain was burned by him on that expedition.

U1459.8

Glaisne, son of Concobur Ua Raighilligh, was slain by the sons of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna this year.

U1459.9

Ua Neill, namely, Henry, took a host of Foreigners with him to the castle of the Oghmadh, to take it from the sons of Art Ua Neill and peace was made by them on that expedition and so on.

U1459.10

Ferghal, son of Thomas Ua Raighilligh, died this year after completion of his good life- time.

U1459.11

Mael-Muire, son of Tadhg, Ua Cianain died this year: to wit, one who was to be professor in history and in poetry.

U1459.12

Margaret, daughter of Ua Breislen, namely, mother of Pierce, son of the Abbot, died on the Kalends 1st of February.


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U1460.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1460.

U1460.1

Mag Samradhain, namely, Eogan Mag Samradhain, died this year.

U1460.2

Thomas Nugent, namely, son of William Nugent, to wit, a happy, prosperous Foreign youth, died this year.

U1460.3

The bishop Ua Briain, namely, bishop of Cell-da-Lua, was killed by Brian of the Fleet, son of Donchadh, son of Mathgamain Ua Briain, in the Island of Cluain-ramfhoda, this year.

U1460.4

Mac Caba died this year: to wit, Henry Mac Caba, namely, a Constable eminent for generosity and for prowess and for devotion. And full was Ireland of the fame of his goodness and so on.

U1460.5

Great defeat was inflicted on the Foreigners this year by Ua Concobuir Faly, namely, Conn, son of the Calbach, wherein fell the baron of Galtrim and many others of the Foreigners that are not reckoned here.

U1460.6

Great defeat was inflicted on Ua Raighilligh by the Foreigners this year and there were slain in it, on the 3rd of the Nones 3rd of September, Ua Raighilligh (namely, John) and Aedh Ua Raighilligh and Eogan Blind-eye, son of Mathgamain Mac Caba. And there came not since the death of Cathal Red-hand Ua Conchobhair a tale respecting a Connacian that was greater than that tale, namely, respecting John, son of Eogan, son of Philip, son of Gilla-Isa Ua Raighilligh the Red. And Ireland all was full of grief for that king of the two Breifni and the bardic bands and pilgrims and poor mendicants of Ireland were grieved after him and after his brother, namely, Aedh Ua Raighilligh.

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And grieved were the bardic bands and pilgrims of Ireland after that king of the two Breifni, namely, John, son of Eogan, son of Philip, son of Gilla-Isa Ua Raighilligh the Red. And Cathal (etc., as in A, next line).

Cathal Ua Raighilligh, namely, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh, was made king in the Breifne that time.

U1460.7

Aedh the Red, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, was let out from his captivity this year by Ua Neill, that is, Henry.

U1460.8

Concobur Mac Caba the Red died on the 13th of the Kalends of January Dec. 20.

U1460.9

(Ua Caiside of Cuil, namely, Cormac, son of Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mor Ua Caiside, died this year.)

U1461.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1461.

U1461.1

Aedh Ua Domnaill the Red and his brothers, namely, Eogan and Conn, went from Tir-Aedha beyond the Mountain eastwards into Tir-Conaill. Ua Domnaill, namely, Toirdelbach the Carbrian, son of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, and his brothers met them and an attack was given to each other by them. Aedh the Red and his brothers defeated Ua Domnaill and he was taken by them. And his brother, namely, Maghnus Ua Domnaill, was slain on that expedition by them. And they deprived Ua Domnaill himself of a foot and hand. Aedh the Red was made king over Tir-Conaill after that by Ua Neill and by the religious Superiors of Tir-Conaill unanimously, by will of God and of men and so on.


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U1461.2

Feidhlimidh, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died of a fit in his own bed this year: to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess and bead of the bardic bands and pilgrims of Ireland and one that most bought of poetic and erudite composition and was the greatest rhymster that was in Ireland in his time. And sorrowful were the bardic bands of Ireland after him for grief for him.

U1461.3

Ua Concobuir of Connacht, namely, Aedh, son of Ua Concobuir the Brown, died this year.

U1461.4

Tadhg, son of Cormac, son of Diarmait Mag Carthaigh, died this year.

U1461.5

Aenghus Mag Craith, namely, an eminent poet, died.

U1461.6

A great battle, or two, took place between the king of the Saxons and the Duke of York. Howbeit, the Duke of York was slain in this battle and the king of the Saxons himself was expelled by the son of the Duke and he himself was made king over the Saxons in


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his stead and so on.

U1461.7

Maghnus, son of Brian, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, namely, Lord of Sligech, died this year and so on.

U1461.8

Mac Cathmail, namely, Brian Mac Cathmail, died this year and Eogan Mac Cathmail was made the Mac Cathmail and so on.

U1462.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1462.

U1462.1

Great war arose between Ua Neill (namely, Henry) and Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall Ua Domnaill and the sons of Art, son of Eogan Ua Neill. Ua Neill went, with a large host, namely, Ua Cathain and Mag Uidhir, that is, Thomas junior, into Tir-Conaill. And Ua Neill (namely, Henry) was during that expedition two nights in Fanad, burning and destroying it and two other nights in Clann-(or, Glen-)Eidhile.

U1462.2

Graine, daughter of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, namely, king of Fir-Manach, that is, the wife of Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir (namely, Cathal), died this year. And a great tale in Ireland was the death of that good woman and so on.

U1462.3

Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain (namely, a fortnight before Christmas) by Ruaidhri, son of Art Ua Neill. And full was Ireland all of the fame and of the repute and of the prowess and of the hospitality of that Brian. And Edmond the Red, son of John Mag Uidhir, was slain by that same Ruaidhri the day before Brian was slain by him.

U1462.4

A monastery of Friars Minor was begun this year in Muinechan, whilst Feidhlimidh, son of Brian, son of Ardghal Mag Mathgamna, was king over Oirghialla.


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U1462.5

Thomas Cusin, namely, the Master of Law who was the best that was in Ireland in his time, was in Ard-Macha and kept a school there this year.

U1462.6

Matthew Ua hEogain, herenagh of Inis-cain upon Loch-Eirni-namely, son of The Swarthy Official, that is, Gilla-Domnaigh, son of Matthew (namely, The Great Master)—died this year.

U1462.7

The prior of Daiminis (namely, Bartholomew, son of Aedh Ua Flannagain) died this year on Loch-dearg.

U1462.8

Niall, son of Cormac, son of The Black Gillie, son of Aedh, was drowned this year at the Ferry of Cluain-an-tshnaigh, namely, the Ferry of the Lime-kiln.

U1463.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 9th of the moon, A.D. 1463.

U1463.1

The Earl of Desmond, namely, James, son of Earl Gerald, died this year.

U1463.2

Tadhg, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, namely, lord of Sligech, died this year.

U1463.3

Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, namely, Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, died.

U1463.4

Henry, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh, was slain this year by Donchadh Mag Uidhir (namely, son of Thomas junior).

U1463.5

Cu-coicriche, son of Ferghal Ua Uiginn the Red, died.

U1463.6

This year the king of the Saxons sent the donative unto Ua Neill, namely, Henry, son of Eogan: to wit, eight and forty yards of scarlet and a


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collar of gold and so on.

U1463.7

Ua Neill (namely, Henry, son of Eogan) gave stipend this year to the king of Thomond, that is, Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach Ua Briain.

U1463.8

Thomas son of Cathal, son of Thomas Ua Ferghail, namely, an excellent leader of Magh-Bregmhuine, was slain by the sons of Concobhar Ua Ferghail this year.

U1463.9

Brian Mag Mathgamna junior, namely, son of Brian, son of Ardgar, was killed by the sons of Mag Murchaidh this year.

U1463.10

Aedh, son of Gilla-Patraig, son of the Archdeacon Mag Uidhir, died.

U1463.11

Graine the Freckled, daughter of Aedh Mag Uidhir, died on the 13th of the Kalends of April March 20.

U1463.12

(Tadhg the Black,[...]

U1463.13

Toirdhealbach, son of Mark Magrath, rested.)

U1464.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1464.

U1464.1

Mac Caba, namely, Mathgamain, son of Henry Mac Caba, died this year.

U1464.2

Mathgamain, son of Toirdelbach the Freckled, son of Matthew Mac Caba, was slain by Foreigners this year.

U1464.3

The bishop of the two Breifni, namely, Fersithi Mag Uibne, died this year on the 5th of the Kalends of December Nov. 27.

U1464.4

Domnall, son of Lochlann, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, died.

U1464.5

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of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir the Red, namely, joint-king of Connacht, died.

U1464.6

Conn, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, was slain by Eignechan, son of Nechtain Ua Domnaill.

U1464.7

The son of William Ua Ceallaigh, namely Mail-Shechlainn, died.

U1464.8

Two sons of the Ua Ceallaigh, namely, two sons of Aedh, son of Brian Ua Cellaigh, were slain by Foreigners this year.

U1464.9

Thomas the long-bearded and Domnall, namely, two sons of Donn Mag Uidhir, were slain by their own brother, that is, by Ruaidhri the Green.

U1465.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1465.

U1465.1

The wife of Ua Neill (that is, Henry) died this year: to wit, Gormlaith Kavanagh, daughter of Mac Murchadha, namely, daughter of the king of Leinster.

U1465.2

The wife of Mac Cathmail (that is, Eogan) died this year: namely, Una, daughter of Ua Neill (namely, Henry).

U1465.3

Mac Ribertaigh, namely, Cu-Connacht, ollam of Mag Uidhir in poetry, died this year.

U1465.4

Thomas, son of Maurice, son of Matthew, namely, abbot of Lis-gabail, died on the 6th of the Kalends of July June 26.

U1465.5

Art, son of John Mor, son of Maurice Mag Craith, namely, dean of Loch-Erne, died.

U1465.6

Aenghus, son of Domnall Mac Domnaill the Freckled, was slain in the Spring of the year by John, son of Alexander. And Domnall, son of the bishop Mac Domnaill, it was that mortally struck him with one stroke of a sword, namely, A.D. 1465, otherwise, 14654?.

U1465.7

Treachery was done by Domnall, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, on Mac ConShnama this year: to


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wit, himself and his son and many of his people were slain at Mass on Sunday.

U1465.8

Ir Mag Raghnaill died this year.

U1465.9

Henry, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled, died this year.

U1465.10

John the Black, son of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, was slain by John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and by the sons of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir.

U1465.11

John, son of Alexander, son of John Mac Domnaill Mor and many others with him were slain by Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, the day before the feast of St. Michael, A.D. 1465, otherwise, 1465 4?.

U1466.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1466.

U1466.1

Great defeat was inflicted on the Foreigners this year by Ua Conchobuir Faly, namely, Conn, son of the Calbach, wherein was slain John, son of Mac Thomas, namely, an excellent leader. And it is not possible to recount or to reckon what was taken of good hostages of the Foreigners there, along with the abbot of Ath-truim and with William Nugent junior and with Christopher Plunket and many others.

U1466.2

The king of Thomond, namely, Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach Ua Briain, died.

U1466.3

Aine, daughter of Mag Eochagain, namely, wife of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, king of Fir-Manach, died this year.

U1466.4

Great defeat was inflicted on the Foreigners of the Plain of Oirgialla by Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Neill.

U1466.5

Defeat was inflicted on Mag Mathgamna by the Foreigners of Meath, wherein were taken Aedh Mag Mathgamna junior and Mac Donnchaidh Domnaill of Clann-Celleaigh and others.

U1466.6

The king of Oirgialla, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Brian Mag Mathgamna, died this year.

U1466.7

Brian, son of Amhlam Mag Uidhir, head of his own ilk and lord of


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Clann-Amhlaim, died this year.

U1466.8

Ua Mael-Patraig, namely, Maghnus Ua Mael-Patraig, died this year.

U1466.9

Lochlainn Mor, son of Aedh, son of Philip, died.

U1466.10

Brian, son of Gilla-Patraig, son of The Great Archdeacon (Mag Uidhir), namely, abbot of Lis-gabail, died on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of January.

U1466.11

Domnall Ua Leannain, that is, a canon of the community of Lis-gabail, namely, a single-minded, inoffensive man, died. He died on the Nones 7th of May.

U1466.12

Cu-Mara (namely, the Gloomy Gillie), son of Alexander, son of Somairle Mac Caba, was slain on the Nones 5th of June.

U1466.13

Tadhg the Black, son of Brian Mac Gilla-Coisgle, died this year: to wit, a man of great consideration in Ireland and in Italy; for; it is he that exacted the eric of Cuculain from the Connacians in Rome.

U1467.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 2//ard of the moon, A.D. 1467.

U1467.1

The king of Oirgialla, namely, Eogan, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, died this year and Redmond, son of Rughraidhe, was made king in his stead over Oirgialla.

U1467.2

Toirdelbach the Red, son of Ua Neill (namely, son of Henry), died this year.

U1467.3

The Black Gillie, son of Philip, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain by the people of Donchadh, son of the Mag Uidhir, this year.

U1467.4

Ua Ferghail died this year: to wit, Domnall the Tawny, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, namely, chief of the hAnghaile, died.

U1467.5

Great defeat (namely, the defeat of the Cross of Magh-cronn) was inflicted by Mac William of Clann-Ricaird on Richard de Burgh, wherein were slain


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William Blind-eye de Burgh and eight score gallow-glasses, along with a numerous force besides and so on.

U1467.6

Mac Cathmail died this year: to wit, Eogan, a man of hospitality and prowess and so on.

U1467.7

A great hosting was made by Ua Neill, namely, Henry, son of Eogan, this year into Oirecht-Ui-Cathain. And on that expedition was slain Thomas, son of Philip Mag Uidhir (namely, on the 9th or the Kalends of October Sep. 23): to wit, the man of his age years who was the best that came of his country in his own time and so on.

U1467.8

Ua Ceallaigh of Ui- Maine-namely, Aedh, son of Brian Ua Ceallaigh—died this year after completion of his age in in goodness and the son of William Ua Ceallaigh was made the Ua Ceallaigh.

U1467.9

Ua Raighilligh, namely, Cathal, son of Eogan, son of John Ua Raighilligh, died this year and Toirdelbach, son of John Ua Raighilligh, was made king in his stead.

U1467.10

Ua Cleircen died: to wit, Conaing, son of William Ua Cleircen, one eminent in history and a man that kept a general guest-house.

U1467.11

Niall, son of Mac Craith Mac Mathgamna, namely, Official of Loch-Erne and parson of Inis-cain, died this year on the 2nd of the Kalends of January Dec. 31.

U1467.12

Edain, daughter of Philip Mag Uidhir, namely, wife of Cormac Mag Samradhain, died.

U1467.13

Donn, son of Cairpre Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1468.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 4th of the moon, A.D. 1468.

U1468.1

A great deed was done in Droiched-atha this year: to wit, the Earl of Desmond, namely, Thomas, son of James, son of Earl Gerald, was beheaded. And the learned relate that there was not ever in Ireland a


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Foreign youth that was better than he. And he was killed in treachery by a Saxon Earl and so on.

U1468.2

Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, namely, Ruaidhri, died.

U1468.3

Mag Raghnaill, namely, Cathal, died this year and his son, namely, Tadhg, was made chief.

U1468.4

Ua Ruairc, namely, Tigernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, died.

U1468.5

The town of Ua Raighilligh and the monastery of Cavan were burned this year by the Foreigners and by the Saxon Earl by whom the Earl of Desmond was beheaded and so on.

U1468.6

Great defeat was inflicted in Benn-uama by Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, wherein was slain the Savage.

U1468.7

An attack was made by Donchadh, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, on Philip, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, in

Tir-cennfhoda and large preys were carried off by him. The people of Donchadh went with the preys into Clann-Ceallaigh and Donchadh was left by them in the rear of the preys with a few persons. The son of Cu-Connacht overtook him, good pursuit having been made by him. Donchadh turned on the son of Cu-Connacht and himself and his son were slain on that occasion by Donchadh. Donchadh went to his house on that occasion with triumph of victory and rout and so on.

U1468.8

Ua Cathain, namely, Maghnus Ua Cathain, died this year.

U1468.9

Ua Mailconaire, namely, Torna, ollam of Ua Concobuir


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of Connacht, died.

U1468.10

The son of Godfrey Mag Uidhir the Red, namely, Ruaidhri, died this year.

U1468.11

Mail-Shechlainn, son of Donchadh Mac Gaffraigh, rested in Christ.

U1468.12

Many of the Clann-Gaffraigh, including Mac Gaffraigh himself (namely, Donchadh, son of Donchadh the Luckless) and including his son, namely, Feidhlimidh, and including his brother, namely, John, and his son, namely, Diarmait, son of John, and three others with them, were slain this year on the Ides 13th of August, by the son of Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle- axe.

U1468.13

Aiffric, daughter of Ua Banain, namely, the wife Philip Mag Uidhir—that is, Philip, son of Thomas, son of Philip of the battle-axe—had for a space of time, died on the 7th of the Ides 8th of July.

U1468.14

Aedh, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, was slain this year by the sons of Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle-axe.

U1469.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1469.

U1469.1

An attack was made by the sons of Philip Mag Uidhir and by Edmond, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, on the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir in

Mibolg and large preys were carried off by them on that expedition. And the son of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, Brian the Ui-Mainian, was slain by them.


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U1469.2

Another attack was made by the sons of Philip Mag Uidhir on the sons of the same Aedh in Lurg and Eogan, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, and Flaithbertach, his son and Cormac Ua Man-

chain were slain by them on that expedition (namely, on the eve of the feast of Holy Cross May 3).

U1469.3

Richard Ua Raighilligh junior died this year at the end of a month of Summer.

U1469.4

A great hosting was made this year by Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, into the Lower northern part of Connacht. And hostages of the Lower part of Connacht were received by him on that expedition and Ua Domnaill took the host of the Lower part of Connacht with him against Upper Mac William de Burgh, namely, Ricard, son of Edmond de Burgh. And they went from that to make an attack on Clann-Ricaird. And the Machaire-riabhach and Baile-in-clair, namely, the town of Mac William, were burned by them on that expedition. And Mac William and the Sil-Briain overtook them and the son of


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Ua Conchobuir of Corcumruadh was slain by them. And Ua Domnaill went to his house on that occasion with triumph of victory and rout.

U1469.5

Ricard, son of Thomas de Burgh, was slain by the sons of John de Burgh this year.

U1469.6

Ua Gadhra, namely, an excellent man without defect, that is, Eogan, died this year, and his son, namely, Eogan junior.

U1469.7

Ua Cianain, that is, Tadhg, namely, an eminent historian and a man that kept a guest-house, died this year after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1469.8

The son of the Savage, namely, Patrick Savage junior, was made prisoner by the Whites and lordship of Leth-Cathail was taken by Patrick White, with the aid of Ua Neill (namely, Henry) and of Mac Uibilin. And as many as lived of the Savages were forcibly expelled by them.

U1469.9

Domnall, son of Brian, son of Philip, son of the Black Gillie Mag Uidhir and Gilla-Isu, son of Cormac, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Flannagain, were slain by the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir and by the Muinter-Manchain in the port of Achadh-inbhir, on the 9th of the Kalends of September Aug. 24.

U1469.10

Margaret, daughter of Philip, son of the Black Gillie Mag Uidhir, namely, wife of Mac Gilla-Finnein, that is, of Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein, died this year.

U1469.11

Toirdelbach, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir junior, died this year.

U1469.12

Tadhg the Black-eyed, son of Mac Craith Mag Uidhir, was slain by the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir, this year.

U1469.13

Diarmaid the Poor, son of Donn Cathanach Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, died.

U1469.14

Thomas Mag Sgoloigi died.

U1469.15

John the Tawny, son of John Mor Mag Craith, namely, coarb of the Termon of St. Dabeog, died this year and Diarmaid, son of Mark, son of Maurice Mag Craith, was made coarb in his stead.


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U1470.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1470.

U1470.1

Philip Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Thomas, son of Philip, son of Aedh the Red, died this year: to wit, the son of a sub-king who was the best in charity and humanity and was the best man of battle that was in his time and one that was to be king of Fir-Manach without opposition and so on.

U1470.2

A great hosting was made this year by Ua Neill, namely, Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, into Clann-Aedha-buidhe, to join Mac Uibhilin in the Dubh-trian. And Conn Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe and the Clann-Aedha-buidhe went on a foray on Mac Uibhilin and Ua Neill and Mac Uibhilin overtook them and battle was given by them to each other at close of day. And the Clann-Aedha-buidhe were defeated. And Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Tawny, was taken there and Mac Suibne of the Wood and Owen Mac Suibne the Red were taken there. Art, son of Domnall Ua Neill the Slender, was slain there and the castle of Sgathdergi was obtained on that expedition by Ua Neill and he gave it into possession of Mac Uibhilin to keep it. And Ua Neill went to his house from that expedition with triumph of victory and rout.

U1470.3

Great plague, namely, Airaing, in Fir-Manach this year and Ua Flannagain (that is, Cormac, son of Gilla-Isu) of Tuath-Ratha and many others that are not reckoned died thereof.

U1470.4

Great war arose this year between Ua Neill and the sons of Art Ua Neill and the sons of Art went, after their expulsion, into Trian-Congail and Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, took sides with them against Ua Neill.

U1470.5

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and Mac Aenghusa and Mac Aenghusa took his herds into Leth-Cathail and he met with Mac Uibilin. Attack was made by Mac Uibilin on Mag Aenghusa in the place of meeting and defeat was inflicted on him. And Mag Aenghusa was injured and captured there and his two sons, namely, Brian and Conn, were captured there. And not less than eight score were slain in that defeat and the herds of Mag Aenghusa were driven before them. Aedh Mag Aenghusa followed them and defeat was inflicted by him on the Route and Jenkin Carrach Mac Uibilin was captured by him and Jenkin the Red, son of Tibbot Mac Uibilin, was captured there and many more were some captured and some slain there. And co-liberation was made between them respecting those hostages, side for side and peace was made by them and so on.

U1470.6

The sons of Art Ua Neill and the sons of Brian junior came on an inroad into Tir-Eogain and the son of Ua Neill, namely, Ruaidhri Ua Neill, arrived that night in Tobran. And the sons of Art and the descendants of

Henry went to the town in the night and the son of Ua Neill and many others not reckoned here were slain by them (namely, in the house of Ua Corra of Dobran).

U1470.7

A great hosting was made into Trian-Conghail by Ua Neill (namely, Henry), with the magnates of the Fifth around him: to wit, Ua Domnaill and the Fir-Manach and Oirecht-Ui-Cathain and Mac Uibillin. And


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they were a while at the Coill-ichtarach, destroying crops and burning houses. And they went across at the Pass at the mouth of Tuam and went through the Fidhbadh and were a night on the Riasc-mor and went from that to Edan-dubcairgi, namely, to the town of Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, and were two nights there. And Henry, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled and Feidhlimidh grandson of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny and Brian, son of Niall Ua Neill the Foreign, went to submit to Ua Neill. And obedience and homage were got by him from them all and peace was established by him between them and Mac Uibillin. And Ua Neill went from that into the Island of Rinn-Sibhne and was there for a space, burning crops and houses.

And the son of Aedh the Tawny, namely, Brian, went into the Ard of Ulidia and large preys

were carried off by him around the host into the Fidhbadh. Ua Neill proceeded with Mac Uibillin into the Ard of Ulidia and went from that to his own town. Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny and the sons of Art Ua Neill and the sept of Henry went into Tir-Eogain and great forays were done by them on the sons of Feidhlimidh Ua Neill.

U1470.8

Raibilin Carrach Savage and the son of John Savage,


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went on a night march into Leth-Cathail and they came around the house in which was the Seneschal namely, Patrick White and himself and some of his kinsmen were taken by them. And the son of Savage, namely, Patrick junior, was obtained by them for those hostages. Leth-Cathail and the seneschalty of the Foreigners of Ulster were given to the son of Savage again.

U1470.9

Ua Domnaill went, with a host, to Bel-atha-Conaill to encounter Ua Raighilligh and there was an engagement between them. And the son of Aedh Ua Raighilligh was slain there, and, on the other side, the son of the bishop Ua Gallcobair was slain there, and horses and persons were killed there. And Ua Domnaill went in triumph to his house on that occasion.

U1470.10

The sons of Art Ua Neill went to the woods of Sil-Baidhill and to the fortress of their own territory and great forays were done by them on the sons of Ua Neill.

The sons of Ua Neill went to reconnoitre towards this side of Sil-Baidhill and the sons of Art and the sons of Brian junior met with them around Ath-leathan. And the sons of Ua Neill overcame the sons of Art and inflicted great defeat upon them. And Henry, son of Art Ua Neill, was slain there: to wit, an excellent leader and a man that was full of knowledge and of hospitality and of charity and of humanity. And his other brother, Brian, son of Art Ua Neill, was slain there. And Toirdelbach the Red, son of Brian Ua Neill junior and many of his kinsmen were slain there.


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U1470.11

Ua Neill and his sons went against the castle of the sons of Art, namely, the castle of the Oghmadh. Eogan Ua Domnaill and the sons of Nechtain Ua Domnaill took sides with the sons of Art against Ua Neill.

U1470.12

Great forays were made by the sons of Feidhlimidh Ua Neill on the sons of Muircertach Ua Neill junior. A night attack was made by the sons of Muircertach junior on the sons of Feidhlimidh, and John, son of Feidhlimdh and Feidhlimidh junior, son of Feidhlimidh, namely, two heads of their own ilk during that time, were slain by them. And another son of Feidhlimidh, namely, Niall Ua Neill, died in the same week.

U1470.13

Great forays were done by Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, on the sons of Feidhlimidh Ua Neill.

U1470.14

Mac Donnchaidh of the Corann, namely, Brian, son of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, was slain by Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Donnchaidh, in pursuit of a prey, and his son, namely, Aedh, was slain in it.

U1470.15

Ruaidhri Ua hEaghra, namely, son of Ua hEaghra the Tawny, was killed by the son of Mac Donnchaidh of the Corann, namely, by Muircertach, son of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh.

U1470.16

John, son of Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled, was killed by Ruaidhri, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, on the 2nd of the Ides 12th of April.

U1470.17

The sons of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir and the sons of Cormac, son of the same Aedh, made a foray on Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior in Rinn-Airigh.

U1470.18

Diarmait Mac Mathgamna died on the 6th of the Ides 8th of April.

U1470.19

Catherine, daughter of Concubar Mor Mag Ualghairg, wife of Diarmaid Mag Craith, dies.

U1471.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1471.


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U1471.1

The castle of the Oghmagh was taken this year by Ua Neill, namely, by Henry, son, of Eogan. And it is thus it was taken: to wit,

an encounter was given by the sons of Ua Neill and by the sons of Art to each other, in the beginning of the Winter, as narrated before here. And the sons of Art were defeated and two sons of Art and many others with them were slain therein. And the sons of Ua Neill went from that round the castle and Ua Neill came to them. And Sile, daughter of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough, wife of Niall, son of Art Ua Neill, was in the castle, Niall himself and the other part of his kinsmen having gone to join Ua Domnaill and the Conallians. And Ua Neill was beneath the castle from the beginning of Winter to the end of Spring. The sons of Art then submitted to Ua Neill and the castle was given to him and Ua Neill gave it to his own son, namely, to Conn and he himself went, to his house with triumph of victory and rout and so on.

U1471.2

A great hosting was made this year by Mac William de Burgh into the Lower northern part of Connacht, to aid the son of Brian Ua Conchobuir and they went against the castle of Sligech and the sons of Eogan Ua Conchobuir were gone to join Ua Domnaill, but Domnall, son of Eogan, went into the castle. And the fortification of the door was broken down by Mac William and then peace was made by them.

U1471.3

Trian-Conghail was all re-taken


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this year by Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, and they came and submitted to him, namely, the son of Ua Neill and Mac Uibhilin and Henry, son of Brian the Freckled.

U1471.4

Great war this year in Offaly between Ua Concobuir and Tadhg Ua Concobuir. And Tadhg went to meet the Foreigners and took a host of Foreigners with him into Offaly and the country was entirely destroyed by them.

U1471.5

The Earl of Kildare and the Foreigners of Meath made an inroad into Fern-magh and great forays were done by them on Mag Mathgamna. And Mag Mathgamna mustered his country and great spoiling and burnings and slaughter of persons were inflicted on the Foreigners by him, in revenge of those forays.

U1471.6

Muircertach, son of Eogan Ua Neill, died this year.

U1471.7

An inroad was made by Brian, son of Feidhlimidh la Raighilligh, into Clann-in-caich on Ferghal, son of John Ua Raighilligh and preys were driven in front of them by them. And Ferghal overtook them and there was an encounter between them. And Cathair, son of Irial, son of Feidhlimidh, was slain therein and Fergal was made prisoner by the other side.

U1471.8

Ruaidhri, son of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, was killed by Colla, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir and by his sons, at the house of Mag Craith in Alt-ruadhin, in the Termon. And Donchadh junior, son of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, pursued Colla and Colla was killed by him and his son was killed along with him on the morrow, in the same place, through vengeance of God and


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of St. Dabeog, for the profanation of the Termon.

U1471.9

A hosting was made by Ua Neill into Tir-Bresail and all Tir-Bresail was burned by him. And the sons of the king of all Tir-Conaill and the sons of Art Ua Neill overtook him. But Ua Neill went to his house from that expedition with triumph of victory and rout.

U1471.10

Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, put his lordship from him for love of God, after spending the greater part of his life in charity and in humanity and in leadership and in general protection to the bardic bands and to the erudite of Ireland. And lordship of Fir-Manach was given to his son, namely, to Edmond Mag Uidhir and another son, namely, Donchadh, was left as tanist over Fir-Manach and another son, namely, Rosa, in the bishopric of Clochar.

U1471.11

Edmond, son of the bishop of Clochar, namely, bishop Pierce, one who was arch-deacon in Clochar, and parson and head lord in Claen-inis—a virtuous, affable,

good-natured man—died this year on the 18th of the Kalends of May April 14. And that was Easter Sunday 18 that time.

U1471.12

Aedh, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle-axe, died on the 16th of the Kalends of March Feb. 14.

U1471.13

A hot Summer this year.

U1471.14

Kathleen, daughter of Gilla-Isu Mac Gilla-duibh junior, namely, wife of Eogan Ua Dalaigh, died in the Summer of this year.

U1471.15

Tadhg Ua Conchubair, namely, son of the


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Calbach, son of Murchadh Ua Conchubair, namely, an eminent leader, died this year.

U1471.16

The sons of Glaisne, namely, Concubhar and Thomas, with othermagnates, were captured by Brian the Red, son of Cathal Ua Raighilligh, in the Summer of this year and they were set free the same year without ransom.

U1471.17

. . on the feast of SS. Philip and James, A.D. 1471.

U1472.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 18th of the moon, A.D. l472.

U1472.1

Edmond Mag Uidhir was made king in Fir-Manach this year.

U1472.2

Mathgamain, son of Toirdelbach Ua Briain, namely, tanist of Thomond, died this year.

U1472.3

Ruaidhri, son of Maghnus Ua Cathain, (that is, the Ua Cathain) namely, an eminent leader, was slain in treachery by Mac Uibilin, namely, by Jenkin Carrach Mac Uibilin.

U1472.4

A hosting was made by Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, and by Godfrey Ua Cathain, namely, brother of Ruaidhri, to the Route, to avenge the son of Ua Cathain (namely, Ruaidhri) upon them. And there was an encounter between them and Godfrey Ua Cathain was slain with one cast of a javelin by Rughraidhe Mac Uibilin: to wit, a man that was eminent in hospitality and in charity and in leadership was that Godfrey. An inroad was made on the morrow by Conn son of Aedh the Tawny on the Route and great defeat was inflicted by him on them and Mac Uibilin, that is, Cormac, namely, an eminent leader without defect, was slain therein. Rughraidhe Mac Uibilin was then made the Mac Uibilin and peace was made by him with the


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son of Aedh the Tawny and a meeting was accepted by them with the Oirecht-Ui-Cathain. And Mac Uibilin went on a small cot on the mouth of the Bann, to go to meet Ua Cathain. And a party of the Oirecht-Ui-Cathain met him on going on land and he was slain and cast on the Bann and so on.

U1472.5

Donchadh Mag Uidhir (son of Thomas junior) was captured this year by the Mag Uidhir, namely, by Edmond, son of Thomas junior, in his own town and large ransom was exacted from him of horses and apparel and of kine.

U1472.6

The sons of Mag Raghnaill, namely, Conchobur and Mail-Sheachlainn, were slain by the descendants of Mail-Sheachlainn Mag Raghnaill: to wit, two sons of a chief who were best in hospitality and leadership that were in Connacht.

U1472.7

A meeting was held between Ua Neill (namely, Henry) and Ua Domnaill (namely, Aedh the Red) but there was an encounter between them. And Ua Neill overcame Ua Domnaill courageously, prosperously and great defeat was inflicted on him, at the mouth of the Ford of the Caislen-maol. And Mac 8uibne (of Fanad, namely, Mael-Muire) was slain therein, along with many others and so on.

U1472.8

Brian, son of Feidlimidh, son of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain by the sons of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny and by the Clann-Domnaill of Clann-Ceallaigh and so on.

U1472.9

Rosa, daughter of Concobur, son of another Concobur Mac Maghnusa, namely, wife of Maghnus, son of Brian, son of Concobur Mag Uidhir junior, rested in Christ on the 7th of the Ides 7th of December.


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U1473.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 29th of the moon, A.D 1473.

U1473.1

Great defeat was inflicted by Mag Raghnaill, namely, by Tadhg, on the descendants of Mail-Sheachlainn Mag Raghnaill, wherein were slain fourteen men of the nobles of the men of Mail-Sheachlainn, along with many others.

U1473.2

Edward, son of the baron of Delvin, was taken in treachery by the son of his own brother, namely, by Christopher, son of James Nugent, and he was carried to the town of Ath-cliath and put to death there.

U1473.3

Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, died this year: to wit, an eminent leader and a man that was full of charity and of knowledge and of humanity. He died in his own house, after victory over world and over demon.

U1473.4

Thomas, son of the Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Edmond, son of Thomas, was slain by the sons of Cathal Mag Uidhir in treachery.

U1473.5

Art, son of Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled, died in his own house with victory of Unction and penance.

U1473.6

Ruaidhri, son of Art Ua Neill, died this year.

U1473.7

Sile, daughter of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, died on the 2nd of the Kalends of January Dec. 01.

U1473.8

Cathal the Swarthy, son of Donn Cathanach, son of Maghnus Mag Uidhir, died this year, on the 18th of the Kalends of October Sep. 14.

U1473.9

This year died . .

U1474.0

Kalends of Jan., on 7th feria, 10th of the moon, A.D. 1474.

U1474.1

Donn the Red, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain by the son of Richard Mac Cathmail in a quarrel.

Flaithbertach Mag Uidhir died in his own house, after the victory of Unction and penance.


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U1474.2

Great forays were made by Ua Domnaill on the people of Ua Neill, namely, on Aedh the Freckled, son of Domnall.

U1474.3

Ua Concobair Faly, namely, Conn, son of the Calbach, died this year and his son, namely, Cathair, was made king in his stead.

U1474.4

Edward Plunket, namely, the Foreign youth who was the best in leadership and humanity that was in Meath, died this year after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1474.5

Fergal, son of John Ua Raighilligh, died this year.

U1474.6

Great war this year between the Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill. And Conn son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny and Ua Neill went on a hosting into Tir-Conaill. And Tir-Aedha was burned by him Ua Neill on that expedition and he went safe to his house.

U1474.7

An inroad was made by Ua Neill (namely, Henry) on Conn son of Aedh the Tawny and on the sons of Art Ua Neill in the Tuaiscert, and large preys were driven in front of them by them. And the whole of Trian-Congail overtook them, but Ua Neill took the preys with him in their despite and went to his house full safe.

U1474.8

The Black Gillie Ua hEaghra was killed by his brother, namely, by Eogan Ua hEaghra, in treachery.

U1474.9

Great defeat was inflicted this year by Ua Ceallaigh on Ua Concobuir the Brown, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Toirdelbach and Ua Concobuir was slain therein and Mac Suibne with his two sons and many others that are not reckoned here were slain therein.

U1474.10

Margaret, daughter of Aedh Mag Mathgamna the Red, namely, wife of Donchadh, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior—to wit, the woman who was best in piety and hospitality that was in her time—died, with victory of Unction and penance, the


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Thursday before Christmas and was buried in Cluaineois.

U1474.11

Mag Tighernain of Teallach-Dunchadha, namely, Tadhg, died the same year.

U1474.12

Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna junior died this year, after gaining victory from world and from demon and so on.

U1474.13

Brian, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh, was captured this year by John, son of the Ua Raighilligh (namely, son of Toirdelbach Ua Raighilligh) and by the sons of Aedh Ua Raighilligh.

U1474.14

William Mac Gaffraigh, namely, a person of the people of the sons of Philip Mag Uidhir good to counsel in a tribal assembly, died this year, on the 5th of the Nones 3rd of March.

U1475.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1475.

U1475.1

Great war arose this year between Mag Mathgamna, namely, Redmond, son of Rughraidhe and the sons of Aedh Mag Mathgamna the Red. An immigration in force was made by the sons of Aedh into Fern-magh and a host of Foreigners came to their assistance. And Mag Mathgamna entered towards Eoganach and went out again into Fern-magh and the sons of Aedh went to the Foreign settlement.

Mag Mathgamna proceeded to march on the Foreigners and the sons of Aedh the Red and the Foreigners of the Plain of Oirghialla overtook them. And great defeat was inflicted on Mag Mathgamna


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and he himself was captured therein and Brian, son of Rughaidhe Mag Mathgamna, was captured therein and many others were either captured or slain therein.

The son of Savage and Feidhlimidh, grandson of Ua Neill, were taken by Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny and the son of Savage escaped from him after that.

U1475.2

A great hosting was made this year by Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh the Red, son of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough, to rescue Brian, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh, from the Ua Raighilligh. And he went to Bel-atha-Conaill and peace was made by him with Ua Raighilligh then. And he went from that into the Anghaile to aid the sons of Irial Ua Fergail, who were friends to him. And he obtained power there then and went from that into Offaly, to war on the Foreigners, in eric of his father who fell by the Foreigners before that. And much of Meath was destroyed by him and the castle-town of Delvin was burned by them and peace was made by him with the Foreigners after that. The Clann-Colmain and Calraighi rose against them in the Garb-esgir and Foreign gallowglasses and Irish were rescued from them then and Ua Domnaill and Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir turned on the pursuing party, on the west side of the town of Mag Amhalghaidh and defeated the full muster of those territories and many of their people were forced from them along with the son of Mag Amhalghaidh. And they got not one shot from the pursuing party from that out. And he went from that to aid his friends in Ui-Maine and from that south into Clann-Ricaird and he went north from that into Conmaicne-Cuile and from that


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into the Lower northern part of Connacht and he came to his house from that expedition with triumph of victory and rout.

U1475.3

The baron of Delvin died this year: to wit, an eminent leader and a man who was the best in charity and humanity and who was best in knowledge of every science that was of the Foreigners of Ireland in his time. He died after victory over world and over demon.

U1475.4

Aedh Ua Neill, namely, Aedh, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died this year: to wit, a man that was eminent for knowledge and for hospitality and for leadership. He died in his own house after victory of Unction and penance.

U1475.5

Aedh Ua Domnaill, namely, son of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, was drowned this year in a small cot at the mouth of the Bann.

U1475.6

Ua Ferghail, namely, John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, died this year.

U1475.7

Mac Briain Mac Maghnusa, namely, Thomas junior, son of Thomas, son of Philip, son of Brian, son of Mail-Sheachlainn, son of Maghnus, son of Ruaighri, son of Donn Mor Mag Uidhir, died this year about November Day.

U1475.8

Ua Ceallaigh, namely, Tadhg Blind-eye, son of William Ua Ceallaigh, put the world from him this year.

U1475.9

Edain junior, daughter of Master John Mag Uidhir namely, wife of Eogan, son of Eogan Ua Breislen, died on the 15th of the Kalends of May Ap. 17.

U1475.10

Cu-Connacht, son of Brian the Black, Mac Maghnusa died.

U1475.11

Ruaidhri Mag Carmuic the Green, an excellent, virtuous man and a man that composed poems of Oglachas, died on the 6th of the Ides 10th of May.

U1475.12

Ua Neill, namely, Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, went with a host into Fir-Manach this year and the house of Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was burned by him at Srath-fer-Luirg, near the river Arna.

U1475.13

(In this year was born Catherine, daughter of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior.)


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U1476.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1476.

U1476.1

Tadhg, son of Edmond (namely, of the Mag Uidhir), son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, was slain in treachery by his own brother, namely, Ruaidhri Mag Uidhir.

U1476.2

Donchadh Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Thomas junior, son of Thomas, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year: to wit, a man who was eminent in hospitality and in charity and in leadership and in knowledge of every science that was heard of and one who was to be king of Fir-Manach without opposition. He died with victory of Unction and penance this year.

U1476.3

Ua hUiginn, namely, Brian, son of Fergal Ua h Uiginn the Red, died this year: to wit, an eminent poet and preceptor of the schools of Ireland and Scotland in poetry and so on.

U1476.4

Mac Gilla-ruaidh, namely, Domnall Mac Gilla-ruaidh, died this year and his son, namely, Brian, was made chief in his stead.

U1476.5

An inroad was made by Ua Neill (namely, Henry) on Oirghialla and the sons of Mag Mathgamna, namely, the sons of Redmond Mag Mathgamna and Brian, son of Rughraidhe and all the Oirghiallians from the river Eoganach inwards fled westwards towards the Plain of Tulach. And large preys and many spoils were carried by Ua Neill from them, from the Plain of Tulach and from this side of the Breifne. And Ua Neill went to his house from that expedition with triumph of victory and rout.

U1476.6

A great hosting by Ua Neill (namely, Henry) against Conn son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny and he went against the castle of Bel-Feirsdi and the castle was taken and broken by him and he went to his house with triumph of victory.

U1476.7

Tuathal, son of Aedh Ua Neill, was killed by the Foreigners of the Plain of Oirghialla.

U1476.8

Ua


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hEaghra the Swarthy, namely, William, son of the bishop, died this year.

U1476.9

Mac Donnchaidh of the Corann, namely, John, son of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, was captured in treachery by the sons of Concobur Mac Donnchaidh and by the descendants of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh junior, on being put out by his own foster-brother from the castle of Baile-in-muta.

U1476.10

John, son of the Ua hAnluain, was slain by his own brother in treachery.

U1476.11

Graine, daughter of William, son of the bishop Mag Uidhir, died on the Ides 13th of December.

U1476.12

(In this year was born Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior, on Tuesday, July 30.)

U1477.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 13th of the moon, A.D. 1477.

U1477.1

Great war in Tir-Conaill this year between Ua Domnaill and the sons of Nechtain Ua Domnaill. An Niall, son of Domnall Ua Domnaill and Feidlimidh, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill, were slain by the sons of Nechtain on that war and much damage was done between them.

U1477.2

Ua Neill (namely, Henry) went on a hosting into Tir-Aedha and Tir-Aedha was destroyed and burned by him and he went to his house with triumph of victory.

U1477.3

Eachaidh, son of Eoghan Mag Mathgamna, was captured by Brian son of Redmond Mag Mathgamna, in treachery.

U1477.4

Aedh, son of Donchadh, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1477.5

Brian, son of Concobur Mag Uidhir junior, namely, a man that was full of hospitality and of charity and of humanity, died on Christmas Eve, with victory of Unction and Penance.

U1477.6

Ruaidhri, son of Edmund Mag


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Uidhir, was slain in treachery by Cu-Connacht, son of Redmond the Swarthy, son of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir.

U1477.7

Matthew Ua Luinin, died this year; to wit, herenagh of the Ard and one eminent in history and in knowledge of every science.

U1477.8

Ailbe, daughter of Aedh Mag Uidhir, a woman that betook herself and her property a year before death to the monastery of Lis-gabail, died on the 6th of the Kalends of December Nov. 23.

U1477.9

Donn, son of Eogan, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, was slain by Donchadh junior, son of Donchadh, son of the same Aedh, on the 5th of the Kalends of July June 27.

U1477.10

(In this year was born Catherine, daughter of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior, on the feast of St. Patrick.)

U1478.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1478.

U1478.1

The baron of Delvin died this year (of the plague): namely, Christopher, son of James, son of Richard Nugent; namely, the youth that was best of the Foreigners in his own time.

U1478.2

Great wind came after Christmas this year, whereby was destroyed much of the cattle of Ireland and whereby were broken down many of the monasteries and churches and houses throughout Ireland in general.

U1478.3

Mac Rithbertaigh died this year: namely, Cithruadh, the ollam of Mag Uidhir in poetry; to wit, a prosperous, virtuous, humane man and so on.

U1478.4

Ua Cobhthaidh, namely, Muircertach the Lame, died.

U1478.5

Tadhg Ua Luinin the Fair died this year: to wit, an eminent physician and historian.

U1478.6

A great plague came in a ship to the harbour of Es-ruadh and that plague spread throughout Tir-Conaill and in Fir-Manach and in the Province in general. And many losses were caused to them and Mac-an-baird of Tir-Conaill, namely,


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Godfrey, died of it.

U1478.7

Cormac Mag Carthaigh was emasculated this year by the sons of Diarmaid Mag Carthaigh of the Keep and by Cormac, son of Tadhg, son of Cormac: to wit, the son of a king that was best in hospitality that was in Ireland in his own time and so on.

U1478.8

The Black Gillie, son of Brian, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh, died.

U1478.9

Gilla-Padraig, son of Art Mac Maghnusa, died this year, A.D. 1478.

U1478.10

Ua Breislen died this year; namely, Tadhg, son of Eogan Ua Breislen, ollam of Mag Uidhir in jurisprudence and a man that kept a general guest-house.

U1478.11

The vicar of Achadh-urcaire died: namely, Thomas Ua Cairpri the Black, a man of erudition and piety and so on.

U1478.12

An inroad was made by Aedh Mag Mathgamha junior into the Lucht-tighi on Brian, son of Redmond Mag Math-gamna

and great forays were done by him. And Brian himself was captured in pursuit of the prey.

U1478.13

Edmond, son of abbot William, son of Bishop Pierce, son of archdeacon Maurice, died on the 3rd of the Ides 13th of October.

U1478.14

Niall the Red, son of Aedh Ua Manchain the Grey, and his wife, namely, Nualaith, daughter of Andrew Ua Droma, died this year (on the 3rd of the Kalends of April March 30).

U1478.15

Barrdubh, daughter of Eogan Ua Fialain, wife of Concobur Ua Breislen, died this year.

U1478.16

Tadhg, son of Cathal the Black, son of Aedh Mac Maghnusa, died on the 3rd of the Nones 3rd of


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April.

U1478.17

Richard, son of Edmond, son of Richard Butler, was killed by Fingin the Red, son of Fingin Mac Gilla-Padraig, in the door of the church of St. Cainnech.

U1478.18

In this year was seized Mac Maghnusa, namely, Cathal junior by permanent illness? . .And there was great plague in Senadh-Mic-Maghnusa in the Harvest of this year likewise.

U1479.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 5th of the moon, A.D. 1479.

U1479.1

Great war between Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill this year and the sons of Art Ua Neill went into Tir-Conaill to war on Ua Neill and great damages were done between them. Ua Neill went on an inroad into Tir-Conaill and large preys were taken by him from the Conallians and from the sons of Art on that expedition.

U1479.2

Aiffric, daughter of Edmond, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir namely, wife of Cairpre, son of Aedh Ua Neill, died: to wit, a superior woman without defect.

U1479.3

Brian, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Neill, was captured by Ua Neill (namely, Henry) this year and he was let out again and large ransoms and his two sons as hostages of loyalty were exacted from him. And nevertheless Brian went to join Ua Domnail to war on Ua Neill again.

U1479.4

Pierce, son of Nicholas Ua Flannagain-one who was canon choral in Clochar and parson and prior of Culdees and sacristan in Daim-inis and Official over Loch-Eirne: to wit, a virtuous, humane, truly hospitable man and an eminent cleric-died this year, after gaining victory


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from world and from demon.

U1479.5

Finghuala, daughter of the Archdeacon (namely, Edmond, son of the bishop) Mag Uidhir, that is, the wife of Domnall, son of Conchobar Ua Breislen, died on the 9th of the Kalends of March Feb. 21.

U1479.6

Owen Ua Carmuic the Poor died on the Kalends 1st of November.

U1479.7

Matthew Ua Mailruanaigh, namely, son of Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mor, died this year: to wit, the master-wright of Mag Uidhir and a man that kept a general guest-house and an eminent gold-wright likewise was that Matthew and so on.

U1479.8

Richard, son of Edmond de Burgh, namely, the Lower northern Mac William, was killed by a fall this year A.D. 1479.

U1479.9

(In this year was born Edward, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior, on the feast of St. Patrick.)

U1480.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1480.

U1480.1

Mag Uidhir died this year, namely, Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mor, son of Philip, son of Aedh the Red: to wit, a man who was of the greatest charity and piety and hospitality that was in his own time and a man that defended his territory against its neighbours and a man that made churches and monasteries and Mass chalices and was once in Rome and twice at the city of St. James on his pilgrimage. And full were Ireland and Scotland of the fame of that Thomas. And he was buried in the monastery of Cavan, having chosen to be buried in it.

U1480.2

Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir died this year, namely, Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor, son of Gilla-Padraig (that is the tawny Gillie) Mac Maghnusa: to wit, the brughaidh who was the best that was in Ireland in his own time. And full were Ireland and Scotland of the fame of that Cathal. And he died after


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victory of Unction and penance (on the vigil of the Nativity of John the Baptist) and so on.

U1480.3

Maghnus Ua Domnaill the Red was slain by the sons of Feidhlimidh Ua Domnaill the Swarthy.

U1480.4

Ua Neill went on an inroad into Tir-Conaill and great burnings and many injuries were done by him.

U1480.5

Ua Domnaill went on an inroad into Cenel-Feradhaigh and the sons of Art Ua Neill and the sons of Feidhlimidh Ua Neill were in his company. And great raids were done by them on Mac Cathmail. Brian, son of Toirdelbach the Red, son of Ua Neill (namely, Henry) was slain by them and the son of Mac Cathmail, namely, James Mac Cathmail, was slain by them. And some of the sons of Ua Neill and Mac Cathmaill followed them and Eogan, son of Niall, son of Art Ua Neill, namely, an eminent leader, was slain by them and so on.

U1480.6

Redmond the Swarthy, son of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, died this year on the Kalends 1st of August: to wit, a spirited, humane man.

U1480.7

Mac Gilla-Finnein, namely, Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein, died this year (that is, on the 10th of the Kalends of March Feb. 21: to wit, the chief that was the most spirited and kept the best guest-house in his vicinity.

U1480.8

Eogan Ua Domnaill was slain this year by the sons of Nechtain Ua Domnaill in Cluain-laegh and Eogan Blind-eye, son of Maghnus Ua Concobhair, was slain with them there and the sons of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir taken there. Rughraidhe, son of Rughraidhe, son of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, was slain by the sons of Niall Ua Domnaill on the same war.

U1480.9

Ua Domnaill held a meeting with the sons of Nechtain and with Conn Ua Neill at the castle of the river Finn and peace was made by them with each other and the tanistship of Tir-Conaill given to Eignechan Ua Domnaill.

U1480.10

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Art Mag Uidhir of Cuil, died this year.

U1480.11

Philip Mac Amhlaim. Mag Uidhir the Swarthy (to wit, tribe-head of his own ilk was that Philip) died this year.

U1480.12

Art, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, was slain in the rear of a (night) foray that he made himself in the Fews, namely, in the territory of Cu-Uladh, son of Aedh Ua Neill.

U1480.13

Great war this year between the sons of Aedh Mag Mathgamna the Red and the sons of Redmond Mag Mathgamna and great raids were made on the sons of Redmond, who were forced into the Breifne, to the protection of Torlough Ua Raighilligh.

U1480.14

Fergal Mac Eochadha, namely, an eminent poet, died.

U1480.15

Ua hEoghusa, namely, Aenghus, son of John Ua hEoghusa, that is, an eminent poet and teacher and bookish man, died this year and so on.

U1480.16

A spirited encounter took place between the sons of Edmond de Burgh and the sons of Richard de Burgh and rout was put on the sons of Edmond and on the son of Mac Dubgaill of Scotland, namely, Colla, son of Mac Dubgaill, was slain there with one shot of an arrow. And David Mac-in-oirchinnigh and many other good persons were slain there.

U1480.17

A host of Foreigners went into Tir-Eogain this year with Conn Ua Neill, against the castle of John Ua Neill the Tawny: to wit, the Earl of Kildare, deputy of the king of the Saxons in Ireland and the Foreigners of Meath. And John the Tawny was himself in the castle and the castle was held by him in despite of the host. And the host went away and John the Tawny made peace with Ua Neill and so on.


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U1480.18

John Mac Gilla-Finnein, namely, son of Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein, and thirteen of the people of the sons of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, were slain at Bealach-Ui-Mithighen on the 2nd of the Kalends of March Feb. 29 by the sons of Ua Ruairc, that is, by Tighernan and by Brian the Red, namely, sons of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc.

U1480.19

Sorcha, daughter of Cu-Connacht, son of Donchadh Mag Mathgamna, namely, wife of the chief of Muinter-Peodachain, that is, wife of Toirdelbach, son of Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein, died on the 6th of the Kalends of August July 27.

U1480.20

Mag Bradaigh, namely, Toirdelbach the Red, son of Cormac, son of Donchadh Mag Bradaigh, died this year.

U1481.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 27th of the moon, A.D. 1481.

U1481.1

Brian, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh, died this year: to wit, protecting head of bardic bands and pilgrims and the one who had the greatest knowledge and hospitality and guest-house that was in his own time. He died after victory of Unction and penance.

U1481.2

Toirdelbach, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, was slain this year (namely, on the morrow of the feast of St. Francis, that is, the 3rd of the Nones 5th of October) in treachery in his own castle by Donchadh junior, son of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir: to wit, the son of a sub-king that was best in hospitality and leadership and that had best knowledge of every science and was best in intelligence and most bought of bardic composition that was in Ireland in his own time was that Toirdelbach. And sad were the erudite and ollams of all Ireland after him. And he was buried in the monastery of Dunna-Gall, having chosen to be buried in it.

U1481.3


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Great war arose this year in Tir-Eogain between the Ua Neill and John Ua Neill the Tawny. And the sons of Art Ua Neill and the sons of Feidhlimdh Ua Neill were against Ua Neill on that war. And the sons of Art made a raid on the sons of Ua Neill and the sons of Ua Neill made a raid, or two, on John the Tawny. And the sons of John pursued them and Aedh, son of Cathal, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Concobuir and the son of Gilla-Padraig Mac Cathmail and other persons that are not reckoned here were slain by them.

U1481.4

Ua hAnluain was slain this year by the sons of Aedh Ua Neill: namely Feidhlimidh Ua hAnluain, to wit, an eminent leader.

U1481.5

Mac Conmidhe died, namely, Concobur the Red; to wit, an eminent poet and scholar and preceptor.

U1481.6

The son of Savage, namely, Patrick Savage, was taken by Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny and blinded and emasculated in that captivity.

U1481.7

Cathair Cavanagh, namely, son of Mac Murchadha, was slain by the men of Co. Wexford.

U1481.8

Slaine, daughter of Ua Briain, namely, wife of Mac William of Clann-Ricaird —to wit, a general protector of the bardic bands of Ireland and Scotland and a woman who was of best charity and humanity that was in her time—died after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1481.9

Conn, son of Ua Neill (namely, Henry), was taken by the Clann-Aedha-buidhe Ui Neill this year and given into the bands of Ua Domnaill.

U1481.10

Cu-Connacht, son of John, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, died on the 7th of the Ides 7th of January.

U1481.11

Feidhlimidh, son of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle-axe, son of Aedh the Red, died this year about the feast


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of Holy Cross.

U1481.12

Gilla-Patraig the Red, son of William, son of the Bald rural Dean (namely, Domnall) Ua Eogain, died this year on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of January.

U1481.13

Cormac, son of the Abbot Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Thomas, son of Maurice the Archdeacon, died this year.

U1481.14

Maelmithigh Ua Caiside died this year.

U1481.15

James, son of Meyler Mac Herbert, was slain in treachery this year by Garret, son of Edmund Snub-nose Mac Herbert.

U1482.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 9th of' the moon, A.D. 1482.

U1482.1

Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, died this year: to wit, an eminent leader and head of protection and war of the Province and general guarantor to the bardic troops of Ireland and Scotland. He died after victory of penance.

U1482.2

Murchadh, son of Tadhg Mac Raghnaill (namely, the Mac Raghnaill), was slain by one shot of an arrow.

U1482.3

Henry, son of Cu-Uladh, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain by Foreigners in Summer.

U1482.4

Art, son of Donchadh Mag Uidhir, died in this year.

U1482.5

Maelmordha, son of Cathal Ua Raighilligh, was slain by the sons of Aedh Ua Raighilligh this year: to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess and an eminent leader without defect. And the sons of Aedh Ua Raighilligh came into the country again, on peace being made. And the sons of Cathal made an inroad on them and a house was taken on them and two sons of Aedh (namely, Feidhlimidh and Cathal) and two sons of Feidlimidh, son of Aedh, and many of the worthies of their people with them were slain.

U1482.6

Brian, son of Feidlimidh, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, was slain this year by Eogan, son of Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny and by the descendants of Henry the Turbulent: to wit, an eminent leader and one who was the best in hospitality and


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prowess and most bought of poetry and did most of raids of border-lands that was in his time was that Brian. And the benison of erudition and science on his soul and so on.

U1482.7

A marvellous Holy Cross appeared this year on the margin of a lake in Baile-in-chuillinn and great deeds and marvels were done by it.

U1482.8

Donchadh, son of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, the man by whom was slain Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, in treachery, was slain by one shot of an arrow.

U1482.9

Ua Mael-Conaire, namely, Urard, died this year: to wit, one eminent in clerical learning and in poetry and in history.

U1482.10

Gilla-Crist O'Fiaich, vicar of Airech-brosca, died this year: to wit, an eminent cleric and a man that kept a guest-house for a long time, namely, for 40 years, bountifully. (He died on the 10th of the Kalends of May Ap 22.)

U1482.11

(This year, in Summer, was born Cormac, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior.

U1482.12

Maileachlainn, son of Brian, son of Edmund, son of Thomas Ua Ferghail, was slain by William the Rough, son of Maurice, grandson of Piers Dalton, and by Laisech, son of John Ua Ferghail, a month before Christmas, on Thursday, A.D. 1482.)

U1483.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 20th of the moon, A.D. 1483.

U1483.1

The bishop of Clochar, namely, Ros, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, died this year: to wit, one who was the best that came in his time in wisdom and piety and keeping a guest-house and had best knowledge of every science. And he was buried in the church of Achadh-urchaire, having chosen to be buried there.

U1483.2

Conn Ua Neill was liberated this year by his father and by his kinsmen and that Conn was made king over Tir


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Eogain by will of his father and of all Tir-Eogain.

U1483.3

Great war this year between Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill.

U1483.4

Nicholas Plunket (namely, son of Christopher) died this year of a fall: the foreign youth who was best in humanity and knowledge and eloquence that was in his own time and the one that had most judgment and so on.

U1483.5

Ua Fialain, namely, John O'Fialain, died this year: to wit, the ollam in poetry of the sons of Philip Mag Uidhir and herenagh of Botha was the same man.

U1483.6

William, son of the bishop Mag Uidhir, namely, abbot of Lis-gabail, died this year.

U1483.7

O'Cianain, namely, Ruaidhri, ollam of Mag Uidhir in history, died this year.

U1483.8

O'Ferghail, namely, Cumara, son of William Ua Ferghail, died this year.

U1483.9

The Sradbaile was burned this year by Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough and by Aedh junior, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny. And the Justiciary and Foreigners overtook them and Mac Uibhilin and the son of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Conchobuir were taken from them by the Foreigners on that march.

U1483.10

Eogan Mac-Gilla-Coisgle, namely, a respected clerical student of the people of Cathal Mac Maghnusa, died this year.

U1483.11

Philip the Tawny, son of Paul Ua Caiside died this year.

U1483.12

Great raids were made this year by Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, on John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and by Domnall Ua Neill on the morrow.

U1483.13

The defeat of Faichte-Ciarain was inflicted this year by Art, son of Conn, son of the Calbach Ua Conchobuir, on Conn, son of Art, son of Conn Ua Mail-Shechlainn, where were slain two sons of Ruaidhri Carrach Ua Cerbaill and many others along with them.

U1483.14

Donchadh, son of the Ua Cellaigh, died this year.


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U1483.15

(Margaret, daughter of Brian, son of Conchobuir Mag Raghnaill junior, namely, the wife of Feidlim Mac Maghnusa had, died this year.

U1483.16

Ua Cianain of Claen-inis, namely, Gilla-na-naem, son of John, son of Gilla-na-naem, son of Ruaighri Mor Ua Cianain, died this year, A.D. 1483.

U1483.17

This year, before the feast of St. Brigit, was born ? . . the daughter of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior.)

U1484.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1484.

U1484.1

Great war this year between Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red and many injuries were done between them.

U1484.2

Gilla-Patraig, son of Edmund, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, was slain in treachery this year (namely, the 6th day of the month of April), at foot of the altar of the church of Achadh-urchaire, by his five brothers, to wit, Donn and John and Edmond junior and Art Carrach and Aedh. And two Mag Uidhirs were proclaimed this year after Edmund, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior: namely, John, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mor Mag Uidhir, and Thomas, son of Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mor Mag Uidhir.

U1484.3

A raid was made this year by Mag Uidhir junior, namely, by John, on the sons of Donchadh, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir namely, on Philip and on Feidlimidh. And Gilla-Padraig, son of Thomas, son of Donchadh and the son of Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh Mag Uidhir and other persons that are not reckoned here were slain in it. And Mac Gilla-ruaidh, namely, Brian, son of Domnall Mac Gilla-ruaidh and two sons of Mac Domnaill of Clann-Cellaigh —that is, Cormac and Art-and many other persons were taken in it also. On the 13th of the Kalends of September Aug.


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20, Friday, this was done. And John returned that day with victory and with chattel.

U1484.4

Flaithbertach, son of Thomas, son of Philip Mag Uidhir was slain by Thomas junior, son of Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mor Mag Uidhir, with one shot of an arrow, at the port of Airech-brosca.

U1484.5

The defeat of Moin-laghraidhe was inflicted (on the 8th of the Kalends of October Sep. 24) this year by the sons of Edmund Mag Uidhir on Mag Uidhir junior, namely, John, and on the sons of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, a place where were slain three sons of Brian—namely, Cathal and Cu-Connacht and Edmond—and Aedh, son of Art, son of Eogan Ua Neill and Eogan, son of Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle-axe and his son, namely, Toirdelbach, and Redmond, son of Gilbert, son of Cormac Ua Flannagain and many others and where were taken Philip, son of Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and Philip, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and Gilla-Padraig, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir junior. And many other persons, namely, 30 men, were some taken and some slain,—to wit, 20 were slain and 10 taken there.

U1484.6

Redmund Mag Mathgamna king of Oirghialla died in his captivity in Droichedh-atha after November Day this year.

U1484.7

Mail-Shechlainn, son of Concobar Ua Gairmleghaigh, and Concobur, his brother and four, or five, of his people were slain by the sons of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, after November Day.

U1484.8

Brian the Red, son of Cathal, son of Eogan, son of John Ua Raighilligh, died a fortnight before Christmas.

U1484.9

The son of Ua Concobuir Faly, namely, Murchadh, son of Cathair, son of Conn, son of the Calbach Ua Concobuir, was slain with the shot of an arrow by the sons of Edmund Darcy in Crich-na-cetach, the Wednesday before Christmas.

U1484.10

The church of Cuil-maine was


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burned after November Day.

U1484.11

Six of the people of Gilla-Patraig, son of Philip, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, that were disrespectful to the church of St. Tigernach, namely, of Daire-Maelain, and to churches besides, were slain in the night, through vengeance of God and Tigernach, in Daire-Maelain itself, by two sons of Edmond Mag Uidhir (that is, the Mag Uidhir), namely, Art Carrach and Brian.

U1484.12

The bishop of Derry, namely, Sir Nicholas Weston, died shortly before Christmas.

U1484.13

Niall, son of the coarb Mag Mathgamna, died coming from Rome in Summer.

U1484.14

Aedh Mag Aenghusa, tanist of UiEathach, was taken about November Day by the king of Oirthir, namely, by Edmond Ua hAnluain the Red.

U1484.15

The Heir and John Cathanach, his son, were taken and the best son he had, namely, Alexander the Red, was slain treacherously by Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled.

U1484.16

Ua Caiside, namely, Thomas, son of Tadhg, son of Joseph, son of Tadhg Mor, son of Gilla-na-naingel Ua Caiside, died.

U1484.17

William, son of Gilla-Patraig Ua Fialain, died on the 7th of the Kalends of July June 25.

U1484.18

John Ua Fairchellaigh, namely, canon of the Community of Druim-lethan, died in Summer. Brian Mor Ua Fairchellaigh, he that began to build the anchorite's cell at the great church of Druim-lethan, died in the same Summer.

U1484.19

(This year died Master Nicholas O'Droma, on the 7th of the Ides 9th of July.)


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U1485.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 12th of the moon, A.D. 1485.

U1485.1

Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe, son of Ardghal Mag Mathgamna, was made king over Oirghialla this year.

U1485.2

The town of Cu-Uladh, son of Aedh Ua Neill, was burned this year by Brian, son of Eogan Ua Neill, namely, Brian, of the Wood. The town and land of that same Brian were burned on the morrow by that same Cu-Uladh and by the sons of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, namely, Glaisne and Brian and by the son of that Mag Mathgamna junior, namely, by Gilla-Patraig. And Cu-Uladh Mac Cernaighi, namely, a person of good counsel in an assembly, was slain by them there and so on.

U1485.3

Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled, went on a raid into Leth-Cathail and was overtaken there and slain with one thrust of a javelin: to wit, the youth who was best in hospitality and leadership that was in Trian-Conghail at that time.

U1485.4

Oliver, son of Christopher Plunket, died this year.

U1485.5

The descendants of Mael-mordha of the Mullach were expelled from their own district and the sons of Glaisne Ua Raighilligh built a castle in their land. And, on their the sons settling on them, those drew the Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Earl Thomas, on the sons of Glaisne and 15 herds of cows were wrested from them in a raid and Gilla-Isa, son of Glaisne, was taken in it.

U1485.6

Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, namely, Ulick, rested in a good old age and his son, namely, another Ulick, was installed in his place. And that Ulick junior went with a host into Munster and part of the Roche Country was burned by him.

U1485.7

Ua Concobuir of Kerry and his wife and Ua Concobuir of Corcumruadh and Ua Concobuir the Brown, namely, Eogan Blind-eye, son of Feidhlimidh Snub-nose, son of Toirdelbach junior, son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Eogan; the Barrymore; Ua Suillabhain of


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Beirre, namely, Domnall—all these rested this year.

U1485.8

A Friar Minor in the Courcey Country in Munster, namely, Edmund Courcey—and he was a Doctor in Divinity went into possession of the bishopric of Clochar this year; but his Letters came not from Rome to him this time.

U1485.9

Great war between Ua Neill, namely, Conn and Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red and the sons of Art Ua Neill, namely, Niall and his brothers, were on the side of Ua Domnaill and the sons of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, namely, Eignechan and his brothers, on the side of Ua Neill, on that war.

U1485.10

Two, or three, of the people of Eogan, son of Brian Carrach Ua Neill, were killed by a bolt of fire. That Eogan, son of Brian, namely, a person of the people of Ua Neill of good counsel in an assembly, slipped on snow, in going from the town of Ua Neill to his own house and died of it.

U1485.11

Ua Baighill, namely, Toirdelbach, put his lordship from him this year and his son, namely, Niall, took his place.

U1485.12

Feidlimidh, son of Glaisne, son of Concobur Ua Raighilligh, died of the plague after the feast of Holy Cross in Harvest.

U1485.13

Ua Raighilligh, namely, Toirdelbach, son of John, son of Eogan, went with a great host into Tellach-Eathach the Tuesday Sep. 27 before Michaelmas and the town of Mag Samradhain, namely, the town of Feidhlimidh, son of Thomas, son of Ferghal, was burned by him and the town of his brother, namely, of Donchadh, was burned by him. Mag Samradhain and his kinsmen and every force they could


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muster went in pursuit of the host on the morrow, took or slew 16 men and wrested 200 horses from the host. Mac Caba and three sons of Toirdelbach Mac Caba the Freckled, namely, Redmund and Donchadh and Mail-Sheachlainn, were taken there and Gilla-Crisd, son of Toirdelbach Mac Caba the Freckled and Alexander, son of Conla, son of Lochlann and Failghi, son of Glaisne, son of Aedh Mac Caba, were slain there.

U1485.14

The Petit, namely, Jenkin Petit and his son, namely, Gerald, died this year.

U1485.15

The Defender, son of Aedh, son of Niall Ua Maelmuaidh, made a raid on Edmund Petit and turned on the pursuing party and close on a score thereof were slain by him: to wit, Andrew, son of the Blue Gillie Tuite and two horsemen of his people and James, son of Cu-Connacht, son of bishop Concobur Ua Ferghail and many others.

U1485.16

Conn, grandson of John, son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, was seriously wounded in his right hand, the Saturday Sep. 17 after the feast of the Cross in Harvest (by the sons of Cathal, son of Eogan, son of John Ua Raighilligh, namely, Eogan the Red and Philip and by Aedh Ua Raighilligh and the son of Ua Ferghail).

U1485.17

Mac Domnaill, namely, constable of gallow-glasses of Ua Neill, that is, Colla Mac Domnaill, died this year, or the preceding year.

U1485.18


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The junior sons of Edmond Mag Uidhir, namely, Aedh and Art and Gilla-Isu and the sons of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, namely, Tadhg and Philip and the Black Gillie, made a raid on Domnall, son of Gilla-Padraig, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir, the Tuesday before the feast of St. Michael. And Domnall himself was slain in pursuit of the prey by Mael-Shechlainn Mac Geibinnaigh with one thrust of a knife. And Mael-Shechlainn himself was slain on the same spot. Mag Uidhir, namely, John, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, made an incursion and raid into Midhbolg on the sons of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir and on the sons of Mag Ualghairg. In the week of Michaelmas that was done.

U1485.19

Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry, went with a large host into Tir-Conaill after Michaelmas and great injuries were done in Tir-Aedha by him and the town of Mac-an-baird (namely, Aedh) was burned by Raghnall Mac Domnaill; namely, a leader of gallowglasses of the people of Ua Neill was that Raghnall. And peace was made by Ua Neill and by Ua Domnaill with each other that time. And Brian the Dark, son of Eogan Ua Again, was slain by Niall, son of Art Ua Neill, on that expedition.

U1485.20

Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh Mag Uidhir, was wounded and taken and Donchadh junior, his kinsman, in the same way, by Mac Gilla-ruaidh (namely, Brian) and by two sons of Edmond Mag Uidhir, namely, Aedh and Gilla-Isu. And Gilla-Padraig, son of Maghnus, son of Domnall Ua Mailigein the Tall and Cathal Ua Timain the Tawny, son of Aedh the Left-handed, were slain there by them. The son of John Mac Gilla-ruaidh (namely, Gilla-Padraig) was slain after that on a night incursion by that Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh and by the Muintir-Maelagain and by Muintir-Timain and so on.

U1485.21

The son of Ua Concobuir Faly, namely, Art, son of Conn, son of the Calbach-one that was called Art an bogain


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was slain by his own brother, namely, by Ua Concobuir, that is, by Cathair, son of Conn, son of the Calbach, with one cast of a javelin, shortly after November Day.

U1485.22

The king of the Saxons, namely, king Richard III., was slain in battle and 1500 were slain in that battle and the son of the Welshman, he by whom the battle was given, was made king. And there lived not of the race of the blood royal that time but one young man, who came, on being exiled the year after, to Ireland. And in the beginning of Harvest was fought that battle.

U1485.23

Redmund, son of Glaisne, son of Redmund Mag Mathgamna, went against the Foreign settlement of the Plain of Oirghialla shortly before Christmas and a son of Taafe, namely, John Taafe, was slain by him and Conn, son of Maghnus Ua Connalaigh and the son of Cormac Ua Connalaigh and the grandson of Ardghal were slain around him. And four, or five, score of horses were wrested from himself and from his people. And Cathair, son of Irial, son of Philip, son of Eogan, son of James and the son of Echaidh Mag Mathgamna Mor were taken there and Eogan escaped after Christmas.

U1485.24

Brian Ua Hood, namely, an honoured poet of Trian Conghail, was slain this year by the son of Mac Eogain, that is, by John, son of Eogan Mac Eogain.

U1485.25

The son of Oliver Plunket was slain by the son of Richard Plunket between the two Nativities Dec. 25—Jan. 6.

U1485.26

(Gilla-Padraig Ua hUiginn, namely, son of Brian, son of Maileachloinn Ua hUiginn, namely, professor of poetry and a man that kept a general guest-house for rich and for poor, died about Michaelmas this year, on gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1485.27

This year was


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born Cu-Connacht, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior, on the 6th of the Kalends of February Jan. 28, on Friday.)

U1486.0

Kalends of Jan. on Sunday 23rd of the moon, A.D. 1486.

U1486.1

Art, son of Mac Domnaill of Clann-Cellaigh, namely, son of Cormac, son of Art Mac Domnaill, was slain in Cluain-eois, in a quarrel he made with clerics Little Christmas Day (namely, with James, son of Philip, son of the Coarb Mag Mathgamna and with the son of Donchadh Mag Mathgamna, that is, the Parson and with Gilla-Padraig O'Connalaigh, that is, the Abbot).

U1486.2

Tuathal, son of Niall Carrach, son of Muircertach Ua Neill junior, was slain by Thomas, son of Aibne Ua Cathain, in Coillichtarach, after Christmas.

U1486.3

Eogan, son of Ir Mag Raghnaill, was taken in treachery after Christmas by some of the sons of Maelruanaigh Mag Raghnaill.

U1486.4

The junior sons of Edmond Mag Uidhir, namely, Aedh and Art Carrach and Philip, were taken in treachery by the sons of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, namely, by Tadhg and by Philip, on the 15th of the Kalends of March Feb. 15.

U1486.5

A great raid was made by Brian, son of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, on the sons of Edmund, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior and on Edmund himself at Cuil-na-nairther, on the 7th of the Kalends of March Feb. 23. And Edmund junior, son of Edmund Mag Uidhir, was slain by them in Daire-Cenain and so on.

U1486.6

The sons of Maurice, son of Mac Murchaidh of the Mountain, namely, Domnall and Maurice and Feradach, were slain in treachery by the sons of Concobar, son of Mac Murchaidh, that is, by the sons of the brother of their father, in their own assembly


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and many evils came of it the same year.

U1486.7

Gerald, son of the Earl of Desmond., namely, son of James, son of Gerald, son of Maurice, son of Earl Thomas, died this year.

U1486.8

Edmund, son of Thomas the long-bearded, son of Donn, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle-axe, died this year. And his other brother, namely, Eogan, son of Thomas the long bearded and Maghnus, son of Maelduin Maguire and Rughraidhe, son of Concobur, son of Donn Mag Uidhir, were slain in the place of their assemblies by Feidhlimidh, son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir, on a night incursion.

U1486.9

The prior of Maethal, namely, Ferghal, son of Raghnall, son of Robert, son of the Prior Mag Raghnaill, died this year on Easter Day.

U1486.10

Kathleen, daughter of Ua Ferghail, that is, daughter of Domnall the Tawny, son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, namely, wife of Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, that is, wife of Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor, rested this year on the 7th of the Ides 9th of May.

U1486.11

Redmund, son of Glaisne Mag Mathgamna, went in the beginning of Summer against the Foreign settlement of the Plain of Oirghialla and horses and persons were wrested from him and Fer-dorcha Magormain was slain whilst with him.

U1486.12

Brian, son of Rughraidhe, son of Ardghal Mag Mathgamna (namely, lord of Dartraighe), was slain by Foreigners of the Plain of Oirghialla on the 8th of the Ides 6th of June.

U1486.13

Donchadh, son of Thomas, son of Ferghal Mag Samradhain, namely, tanist of Tellach-Eathach, died in the Summer of this year.

U1486.14

Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, namely, Ruaidhri, son of Ruaidhri Blind -eye, died.

U1486.15

Mail-Shechlainn Mac Caba junior went with the sons of Ua Ruairc, namely, with the sons of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, that is, Tighernan and Brian the Red, to aid the


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sons of Ir Mag Raghnaill against the sons of Mail-Shechlainn Mag Raghnaill. And Mail-Shechlainn junior was slain by the sons of Mail-Shechlainn on the Nones 7th of July and two sons of Gilla-Eoin, namely, Ruaidhri and Alun and some others were slain with him there. And a person of the people of the sons of Ua Ruairc of good counsel in an assembly, namely, William the Black, son of Brian, son of John Mac Muiredhaigh, was slain the same day.

U1486.16

Mag Raghnaill, chief of Muintir-Eoluis, namely, Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Cathal Mag Raghnaill the Red, died on the 17th of the Kalends of April Mar. 16.

U1486.17

A general Synod was held in Droiched-atha by the archbishop of Ard-Macha, namely, Octavian the Italian and the bishops and clergy of the North of Ireland, on the 5th of the Ides 11th of July. Domnall Ua Fallamhain, namely, Friar Minor of Stricter Observance and the preacher that did most service to Irishmen since Patrick was in Ireland, was at that Synod, endeavouring to release his Letters for the bishopric of Derry, which had been granted to him that time from Rome.

U1486.18

Eight and twenty townlands of the Foreign settlement of the plain of Oirghialla were burned by Mag Mathgamna, namely, by Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe, in the Summer of this year.

U1486.19

Mail-Shechlainn and Ruaidhri, two sons of Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, were slain by the sons of Domnall the Stooped, son of Mac Donnchaidh.

U1486.20

John the Tawny, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died this year about the feast of Blessed Patrick.

U1486.21

Domnall Mac Cartain junior, namely, a truly-hospitable, humane


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man, rested at the same time.

U1486.22

Art the Red, son of Gilla-Padraig, son of Edmund Mag Uidhir, was slain with the shot of an arrow by the sons of Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir.

U1486.23

The castle of Bel-Fersdi was taken by Feidhlimidh, grandson of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny and by the son of Savage, namely, Robert, son of Jenkin Savage and by the sons of Brian the Anglified, son of Brian the Freckled, from the warders of Brian, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian the Freckled, in Summer.

U1486.24

Aedh, son of Niall, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Neill, rested this year.

U1486.25

Edmund junior, son of Edmund, son of Cu-Uladh Ua Neill and Cormac, son of Art Carrach, son of Mail-Shechlainn Ua Neill, were slain in the beginning of Summer.

U1486.26

Eogan, son of Ir Mag Raghnaill, escaped from his captivity.

U1486.27

The sons of Mag Uidhir, that is, the sons of Edmund, namely, Aedh and Art Carrach, were liberated the Monday after November Day. And Mag Uidhir, namely, their father, resigned his lordship the same day to John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir (Namely, in Inis-finnrach that was done.).

U1486.28

Gilla-na-naem, son of Irial Ua Ferghail, was taken by Ua Ferghail, namely, by Rughraidhe, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail and given to the Earl, that is, to Gerald, son of Earl Thomas, namely, Earl of Kildare.

U1486.29

Donn, son of Edmund, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, was slain in treachery in the door of the cemetery of Achadh-urchaire by the sons of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, namely, Thomas and Concobur and Ruaidhri and by the sons of Flaithbartach, son of Thomas junior, namely, Gilla-Padraig and Cu-Connacht and Brian the Scarred, on the Kalends 1st of September, 4th of the moon.

U1486.30

The son of Patrick Courcey died.

U1486.31

The Barrymore was slain


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by the grandson of Donchadh Mag Carthaigh, namely, a tribe head of the Clann-Carthaigh. And the said Barry, namely, John Barry, had gone on a raid on him Christmas Day.

U1486.32

Apples were abundant in gardens and woods this year.

U1486.33

Aedh, son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach junior, son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Eogan, was made Ua Concobuir in Connacht this year by Mac William de Burgh and by his own party in Connacht.

U1486.34

A courageous skirmish took place between Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough and Lower Mac William by the mouth of the ford of Ath na riagh in Connacht, on the Nones 5th of September, wherein were slain more than 100 of the people of Mac William de Burgh and wherein were taken, John, son of Mac Jordan and Ulick, son of Richard, son of Thomas de Burgh and many others.

U1486.35

Eogan, son of Lochlann, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, died on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of September.

U1486.36

A skirmish took place between the Tellach-Eathach themselves, wherein was slain Feidhlimidh, son of Ferghal Mag Samradhain.

U1486.37

Marcella, daughter of John, son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, namely, wife of Concobur, son of Glaisne Ua Raighilligh, was drowned, or stifled, in Ath-na-boirne, whatever the cause, or whoever did it.

U1486.38

Rughraidhe, son of Irial Ua Ferghail, was taken by Brian the Tawny, son of Ua Ferghail, namely, by the son of Rughraidhe, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail, in the Harvest.

U1486.39

Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, went with a host on the Plain of Oirghialla and great devastations and many burnings were done there by him before November Day.

U1486.40

Philip, son of the Coarb Mag Mathgamna, namely, son of James, son of Rughraidhe son of Ardghal Mag Mathgamna, to wit, one that was canon choral in Clochar and successor of St. Tigernach in Cluain-eois and parson in Dartraighe and


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had for the greater part all the Fourths of the bishop of Oirghialla and the farming of the priors of Lughbadh and Fern-magh, died on the feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist Dec. 27.

U1486.41

Garret, son of Ferghal, son of John Ua Raighilligh, was slain by the sons of Maghnus, son of Aedh Mag Mathgamna the Red and by some of the people of the baron of Slane, shortly before Christmas in Clann-in-caich of Ua Raighilligh.

U1486.42

Great dearth of salt this year and the previous year in Ireland, so that often the quart of salt was bought for a groat in Meath and jesting folk were composing its elegy, because it was not to be had to be bought.

U1486.43

Concobur, son of Murchadh Mag Raghnaill, was proclaimed Mag Raghnaill this year by the descendants of Mael-Shechlainn.

U1486.44

Raghnall, son of John, son of Donchadh Mac Domnaill the Churlish, was this year made Mac Domnaill, that is, constable of the gallowglasses of Ua Neill.

U1486.45

Great dearness on horses this year in the Province of Ulster, so that often a colt was bought for a milch cow and a heifer.

U1486.46

The lordship of Dartraighe and D. itself were given to the sons of Eogan, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, in this year.

U1486.47

A monastery of Friars Minor of Stricter Observance was begun this year by the son of Sir Edward Eustace, namely, by Roland, on the bank of the river Liffey.

U1486.48

The Dalton, namely, Edmund, son of Piers Dalton, resigned his lord-ship to his own son, that is, to Thomas Dalton, this year.

U1486.49

(This year was born Magonius Cu-maighe ?, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior, on Friday, August 18.)


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U1487.0

Kalends of Jan. on Monday 4th of the moon, A.D. 1487.

U1487.1

Mac Aedhagain of the Anghaile, namely, Tadhg, son of Gilla-na-naem Mac Aedhagain, was slain by the sons of Uaithne, son of Irial Ua Ferghail, that is, by Tadhg, son of Uaithne and another son.

U1487.2

Ruaidhri the Green and Donn junior, two sons of Donn, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle-axe, died this year after Christmas.

U1487.3

Tadhg the Black, son of Finghin Mac Gilla-Padraig, tanist of Ossory, died.

U1487.4

Niall, son of John the Tawny, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was taken by Niall, son of Toirdelbach the Red, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, on his being found leaving the town of Ua Neill, namely, of Conn, son of Henry Ua Neill, at the end of a month of Spring.

U1487.5

Great wind this year, on the 6th of the Kalends of March Feb. 24, whereby many houses and churches were unroofed and whereby were broken trees and cots and gardens and so on.

U1487.6

Brian Ua Ruairc the Red, namely, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc-to wit, the most courageous leader that was in Lower northern Connacht at that time—was wounded with an arrow, on the 6th of the Ides 10th of March, and died of it. And by Eogan, son of Ua Ruairc, namely, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan junior, was done that slaying. Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, went, because of that slaying, against the castle of Ua Ruairc (namely, Feidhlimidh) and it was taken by him and three of the people


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of Ua Ruairc were slain there, around Brian, son of Cathal, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, who was slain by Godfrey, son of Aedh Ua Domnaill the Foreign, with shot of gun. And the same castle was broken down a very short time after that.

U1487.7

A skirmish between the sons of Mag Uidhir, namely, the sons of Edmund, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior—that is, Aedh and Art and Brian—and the sons of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, that is, Thomas and Concobur. And Feradhach, son of Edmund junior, son of Edmund Mag Uidhir, was slain in it and Aedh, son of Donn, son of Edmund and seven others with him were slain in it and five, or six, others of his people were taken in it.

U1487.8

Ailbhe, daughter of the black Gillie Mag Uidhir (namely, the Mag Uidhir), that is, wife of Concobur Mac Maghnusa, died. (And Conchobar Mac Maghnusa himself died this year.)

U1487.9

Great raids were made this year by Ua Cathain, namely, by John, son of Aibhne Ua Cathain, in Coill-ichtarach and two, or three, and twenty persons were slain there by him. And Brian Carrach, son of Aedh, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, was slain there on that expedition.

U1487.10

Ua Ruairc, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc junior, was expelled from his country by Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, and driven into Fir-Manach this year.

U1487.11

Cathal the Black, son of Domnall, son of Eogan Ua Conchobuir, was slain this year by the Gailenga, when himself and the sons of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir were gone on a raid on them.

U1487.12

A great fleet of Saxons came to Ireland this year to meet the son of the Duke of York, who was exiled at that time and living with the Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Earl Thomas. And there lived not of the race of the blood royal that time but that son of the Duke and he was proclaimed king on the Sunday of the


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Holy Ghost in the town of Ath-cliath that time And he went east with the fleet and many of the Irish went with him east, under the brother of the Earl of Kildare, namely, Thomas, son of the Earl and under Edward Plunket, that is, Edward junior.

U1487.13

Great raids were made by Cu-Uladh of Fews, son of Aedh Ua Neill and by his kinsmen and by the sons of Redmund Mag Mathgamna this year on Ua hAnluain, namely, on Edmund Ua hAnluain the Red.

U1487.14

Great inclemency of rain in the Summer of this year, like a Winter of inclemency, so that much of the crops of Ireland was destroyed thereby.

U1487.15

Tighernan the Black, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc junior, was slain by Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh the Red, this year.

U1487.16

Tighernan Carrach, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, was slain in Muinter-Eoluis by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada and by the son of Mac Diarmada the Red. And Feradhach, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir senior, was slain there and Domnall, son of Donn, son of Domnall, son of Art Mag Uidhir, was slain there the same day and Domnall Gapped-tooth Mag Samradhain was taken there also and so on.

U1487.17

Ua Ruairc, namely, Feidhlimidh, went into his own country and peace was made by him with Ua Domnaill, namely, with Aedh the Red.

U1487.18

Philip the Poor, son of Conn Ua Uiginn the Scarred, died this year: to wit, a Friar Minor of Stricter Observance; one that was the most copious and the best versifier of devotion in the late time.

U1487.19

Ua Raighilligh, namely, Toirdelbach, son of John, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh, died of a fit in his own castle, in Tulach-Mongain, the 1st day of the month of September of this year. And his son, namely, John Ua Raighilligh, was made Ua Raighilligh in his stead, the 13th day of that same month.

U1487.20

Brian, son of Brian the Freckled, son of Aedh, son of


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Feidhlimidh Ua Concobuir, died in the Spring this year.

U1487.21

The vicar of Claen-inis, namely, Brian, grandson of the bishop Ua Corcrain, died this year.

U1487.22

Thomas Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Thomas junior, son of another Thomas (namely, the black Gillie), was taken in Achadh-beithi by Mag Uidhir junior, namely, by John, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir and eight of his people were taken with him there and eight horses were wrested from them—and on the 9th of the Kalends of October Sep. 23 that was done—and the stone church of Achadh-beithi was burned against the will of Mag Uidhir that day.

U1487.23

Edmund, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior, was drowned in the port of Tamnach-riada and buried in the monastery of Lis-gabail, on the 8th of the Kalends of August July 25.

U1487.24

Battle was given between the two kings that were in Saxon-land this time—that is, the king that was a Welshman and the young man whom we mentioned before, who was called king in the town of Ath-cliath—and the battle went against that young man. And it was impossible to reckon, or to estimate, how many thousands were slain then. And the greater part of what went east of the Irish were slain there, around Thomas, son of the Earl of Kildare and many other noble Foreign youths. And about the feast of Holy Cross was fought that battle and so on.

U1487.25

Ua Mail-Conaire, namely, Sigraidh, son of John Ua Mail-Conaire the Red, that is, the ollam of Ua Concobuir of Connacht in history, died.

U1487.26

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, went with a host into Magh-Luirg and houses and crops were burned by him there. And some of Magh-Luirg itself, namely, Ruaidhri of the Oak-wood, son of Muirghis, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, profaned the church of Braigh


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uallaighi and took great chattels thereout and Ua Domnaill made restitution of the chattels to the priests of the church that was profaned there.

The same Ua Domnaill went into Magh-Luirg another time in the Harvest of this year and many houses and crops were burned by him, and the church of Druim-Conaille was burned there by Ferghal Carrach, son of Domnall, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc. And, as Ua Domnaill did not catch Ferghal Carrach himself, to deliver him up for that deed, the son of Mag Tighernain of the river Buannaid was delivered to the clergy of the church in pledge for reparation of that burning and so on.

U1487.27

Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, namely, Ulick, son of Ulick, went with a host, at the instigation of Ua Concobuir the Brown (namely, Aedh, son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach the Brown), into the Cluainte against Feidhlimidh the Fair, son of Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach the Red. And the town of Feidhlimidh the Fair was burned by them and his son, namely, Ros, son of Feidhlimidh the Fair, was slain and the whole territory was burned by them and they burned and destroyed the extent that was the portion of Feidhlimidh the Fair and of the grandsons of Feidhlimidh in Corco-Achlann and in Tir-Briuin and in the Leath-tuath. And the sons of Feidhlimidh the Fair, namely, Art and Toirdelbach and Conn, went in pursuit of the host and the son of Domnall, son of Toirdelbach the Blind, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir the Brown, was slain by them at Ros-Comain.

U1487.28

Ua Cellaigh, namely, William, son of Aedh, son of Brian Ua Cellaigh, was taken in the beginning of the Harvest of this year by his own kinsmen, namely, by Mail-Shechlainn and by Concobur and by Ceallach and by Edmund.

U1487.29

Aedh, son of Donchadh Ua Cellaigh, was slain by the sons of Ua Cellaigh, namely, by the sons of William, son of Aedh.

U1487.30

Ua Mail-Shechlainn, namely, Laighnech, son of Corc Ua Mail-Shechlainn, was slain this


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year by Conn, son of Art, son of Conn, son of Cormac Ua Mail-Shechlainn the Freckled.

U1487.31

Feidhlimidh, son of Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa Mor, died this year on the day of St. Luke the Apostle, on Thursday. And a hearty, spirited, humane, charitable man was that Feidhlimidh.

U1487.32

The daughter of Mathgamain Ua Briain, namely, wife of Ua Lochlainn, eloped with Edmund, son of Ricard de Burgh, in the beginning of the Harvest of this year.

U1487.33

A raid was made by the son of Ua Domnaill, namely, by Conn, son of Aedh Ua Domnaill the Red, on St. Francis' day Oct. 4 on James, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, in Cuil-Meg-Tighernain, after truce being accepted between the Fir-Manach and the Tir-Conallians that time. And five, or six of the people of the son of Ua Domnaill were slain by the people of James; but James did not overtake them himself.

U1487.34

Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry Ua Neill, liberated Niall, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny, from Niall, son of Toirdelbach Ua Neill the Red and took him with him to the castle of the sons of John the Tawny, in hope that he would obtain the castle by him. And, as he did not obtain it, a leaguer was made by Ua Neill and by his own kinsmen and by his gallowglasses around the castle from the feast of Holy Cross to the first feast of Mary of Harvest. And a form of peace was concerted between them, whereby Ua Neill would obtain the castle and the form went asunder again. And the sons of John the Tawny and the horse-host of the sons of Mag Mathgamna, namely, of Glaisne and of Brian, made a raid in the land of the sons of Toirdelbach Ua Neill Of the Beeves, on which they took two, or three, hundred cows with them and slew persons.

U1487.35

Toirdelbach, son of Feradhach, son of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir


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and Ruaidhri, son of Godfrey, son of Domnall Mac Gilla-ruaidh, were slain this year by the sons of Mac Domnaill of Clann-Cellaigh, namely, Gilla-Padraig and Cormac.

U1487.36

Denis Mac Gilla-Coisgle, namely, herenagh and vicar of Airech-brosca, died this year.

U1487.37

Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Amlaim Mag Uidhir, one that was parson in Botha at first and vicar in Cell-Lasair afterwards and Mary, daughter of Rughraidhe, son of Ardgal Mag Mathgamna, one that was the wife of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and Una, daughter of Domnall Ua Raighilligh the Fair, wife of Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and Ferghal Ua Mael-Padraig and Maghnus the Tawny, son of Maghnus, son of Cairbre the Tawny and Maghnus the Tawny, son of Cathal the Swarthy, son of Donn Cathanach and Cathal, son of Ruaidhri Blind-eye Mag Uidhir—all rested this year.

U1487.38

John, son of Concobur Mag Aedhagain, ollam in jurisprudence of Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, died.

U1487.39

The fortress of Loch-Uachtar was taken this year by the sons of Domnall Ua Raighilligh the Fair, namely, Ferghal and Edmund. And Ferghal himself died this year, the Saturday before Christmas and was buried in Druimlethan.

U1487.40

Ua Neill, namely, Conn, went on a raid into Oirghialla on Glaisne, son of Redmund Mag Mathgamna, the feast day of St. Stephen and the prey was carried off by him and Art, son of Niall, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny, was slain by him there, and some of the gallowglasses of Ua Neill were slain there, around the son of Eimer Mac Somairle the Freckled, and another son of Eimer the Freckled, namely, Jenkin, was taken there and the son of Mac-an-girr, namely, Art, was slain there.

U1487.41

Aedh, son of Brian, son of Ferghal Ua Uiginn the Red, died this year in the Harvest.

U1487.42

The Earl of Desmond,


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namely, James, son of Thomas, son of James, son of Gerald, son of Earl Maurice, was slain in treachery at the end of this year, about Christmas times, by John the Toothless. . . and his other brother, namely, Maurice, was made Earl. And John the Toothless fell immediately for that deed by that young Earl, namely, by Maurice.

U1487.43

Ua Cellaigh, namely, William. son of Aedh, son of Brian Ua Cellaigh, died in his captivity and two Ua Cellaighs were made against each other in Ui-Maine, to wit, Mail-Shechlainn, son of Aedh, son of Brian Ua Cellaigh and Donchadh, son of Bresal, son of Donchadh Ua Cellaigh.

U1487.44

Mac Goisdelbh, namely, John, died this year.

U1487.45

The Dalton, namely, Edmund, son of Piers Dalton, died this year.

U1487.46

(Garret, son of Edmund Snub-nose Mac Herbert, was slain by John, son of James, son of Meyler Mac Herbert, in revenge of his father and by two sons of Mac Herbert, namely, Meyler and Edmund, that is, two sons of Ferdorcha, son of Meyler Mac Herbert).

U1488.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 15th of the moon, A.D. 1488.

U1488.1

The Abbot of Ath-truim died this year.

U1488.2

Domnall, son of Domnall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough, was taken in the abbot's house of the monastery of Es-ruadh by the sons of Aedh the Foreign, son of Niall the Rough, this year, on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of January. And they were hung on the morrow by the same people and


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by Aedh, son of Ua Domnaill and by Concobur, son of Feidhlimidh the Swarthy, son of Niall the Rough, by advice of Ua Domnaill, namely, of Aedh the Red.

U1488.3

Brian, son of Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein the Tawny, died.

U1488.4

Henry Ua Sealbaigh, namely, the best chanter of the Irishry of the Half of Conn, died this year.

U1488.5

Donn, son of Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled, died this year.

U1488.6

A great raid was made this year on Ua Neill, namely, on Conn, son of Henry, by the sons of Mag Mathgamna, namely, by Glaisne and by Brian. And Colla, son of Mac Domnaill, was plundered by them there and the son of Brian (namely, Cathal), son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, and other persons that are not reckoned here were slain on their side by the pursuing party.

U1488.7

Redmund, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year, after long suffering, on the 7th of the Kalends of March Feb. 24.

U1488.8

Domnall the Blue, son of Alexander, namely son of Mac Domnaill, was slain in the beginning of Spring by the sons of the abbot, son of Alexander, namely, by the Clann-Domnaill themselves.

U1488.9

Uaithne, son of Maelruanaigh Ua Cerbaill, tanist of Eili, died.

U1488.10

Feradhach, son of Mac Domnaill the Gallowglas, namely, son of Raghnall Mac Domnaiil, was slain by Cu-Uladh, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny, this year, in the beginning of Spring, on a night incursion.

U1488.11

Ua Cellaigh, namely, Mail -Shechlainn, son of Aedh, son of Brian Ua Cellaigh, died at the end of a half quarter after his being made king.

U1488.12

Ua Flannagain of Tuath-ratha, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Flannagain, died this year and Gilbert, son of Cormac, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Flannagain, was made Ua Flannagain in his stead.

U1488.13

Ua Tuathail, namely, Edmund Ua Tuathail, was slain in treachery by the sons of Tadhg Ua Brain before Christmas.

U1488.14

The son of Ua Murchadha, namely, son of the lord or Ui-Feilme, namely, Mathgamain, son of Tadhg Ua Murchadha, was slain in treachery by the


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son of the lord of Ui-Ceinnselaigh, namely, by Donchadh, son of Art, son of Donchadh.

U1488.15

John Ua hEadhra the Tawny (or, junior) and his son were slain by the sons of Ua hEadhra (namely, by Ruighri and by Aedh) this year.

U1488.16

Tadhg, son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir, died this year on Easter Eve.

U1488.17

Margaret Dalton, daughter of Andrew Dalton, namely, wife of Ua Ferghail, that is, wife of Domnall the Tawny, son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, died this year.

U1488.18

John Blind-eye, son of Maghnus, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, was slain this year, after Christmas, by the sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir.

U1488.19

Tadhg, son of Mael-Shechlainn, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, died this year.

U1488.20

Ua Neill (namely, Conn) let Niall, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny, from out his captivity this year, about the feast of St. Brenann. And other hostages were got from him, including his own two sons and another son of John the Tawny, namely, Henry.

U1488.21

Domnall, son of Niall Ua Neill, was slain in Fintamhnach by Rughraidhe, son of Art Ua Neill and by the sons of Niall, son of Art Ua Neill.

U1488.22

Conmac, son of John, son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, was proclaimed Ua Ferghail this year, after Rughraidhe, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail.

U1488.23

Brian, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled, died of the small pox in the Spring of this year.

Mary, daughter of Domnall Mac Domnaill the Freckled, namely, wife of Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, died of the same disease.

U1488.24

The king of Fir-Manach, namely, Edmund, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, died this year, on the 4th of the Nones 4th of July.

U1488.25

A


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Chapter of the Friars Minor of Stricter Observance was held in Dun-na-Gall this year, about the feast of St. Peter.

U1488.26

Mac-an-baird of Oirghialla, namely, Nuadha Mac-an-baird, died this year and his son, namely, Aedh, took his place.

U1488.27

Diarmaid, son of John of Magh-Luirg, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill Of the Wine, died in the beginning of Harvest.

U1488.28

Concobur, son of Dubhthach Ua Duibgennain, was drowned on Loch-bradain in Muintir-Eoluis this year.

U1488.29

The wife of Ua Ferghail (namely, of Conmac), namely, Maude, daughter of Mac Feorais (namely, John), died this year.

U1488.30

Mail-Shechlainn, son of Mag Flanchadha, was slain this year by the sons of Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc junior.

U1488.31

Defeat was inflicted on Ua Briain, namely, on Concobur, son of Toirdelbach, by the Earl of Desmond, namely, by Maurice, son of Thomas, son of James, son of Earl Gerald, at instigation of Toirdelbach, son of Tadhg Ua Briain.

U1488.32

The castle of the sons of Muircertach Mag Eochagain, namely, the castle of Bil-ratha, was broken down by the Earl of Kildare.

U1488.33

Cathal junior, son of Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa, was made Mac Maghnusa this year by Mag Uidhir, namely, by John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and by the worthies of Fir-Manach likewise. And the black Gillie, son of Thomas junior, son of Brian, was proclaimed Mac Briain Mic Maghnusa the same year, namely, the 4th day of the month of August. (And he had the place of tribe-head for eight and a half years before this.)

U1488.34

Eogan, son of Ir Mag Raghnaill, was slain treacherously by his own brother, namely, by William, son of Ir and by his son and by Maghnus, son of Ir.

U1488.35

William of the Wood, grandson of Mac Feorais,


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namely, son of John, died this year.

U1488.36

The son of Mac Feorais himself, namely, John, lord of Clann-Feorais, namely, an excellent, humane man, died this year.

U1488.37

Cu-Uladh, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny, was slain by Art, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, in the Harvest of this year.

U1488.38

The wife of the king of Scotland, namely, wife of James Stewart III, namely, daughter of the king of Lochlann, was put to death this year by poison. The king of Scotland himself, namely, James Stewart, was slain in battle after that, the same year, by his own son, namely, James Stewart junior. And many of the superior lords of Scotland were slain with him there, because he did not deliver to his son the people on whom it was charged to have given the poison to his mother.

U1488.39

Two sons of Niall, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny, namely, Eogan and Aedh, were hung by Ua Neill, namely, by Conn, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, shortly before Michaelmas.

U1488.40

Art, son of Niall Carrach, grandson of Muircertach Ua Neill junior, was slain by the sons of Henry, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, namely, Edmund and Feidlimidh, on a night incursion.

U1488.41

Eogan, son of Ua Ruairc, namely, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan junior, son of Tighernan Mor Ua Ruairc, was slain during a truce by Eogan, son of another Ua Ruairc, namely, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Mor Ua Ruairc, this year.

U1488.42

Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry, went to the house of Ua Domnaill this year, after November Day and Mag Uidhir, namely, John, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, went with him there and firm, cordial peace was made by Ua Neill and by Ua Domnaill with each other.


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U1488.43

Peace was made by Ua Neill and by the sons of John Ua Neill the Tawny about November day this year.

U1488.44

Feidhlimidh the Fair, son of Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir the Red, was made Ua Concobuir this year by Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh the Red and by his own party in Connacht.

U1488.45

Ua Raighilligh, namely, John, son of Toirdelbach, son of John Ua Raighilligh, burned the town of Edmund, son of Domnall Ua Raighilligh the Fair, this year after November Day.

U1488.46

Eogan, son of Maelmordha Ua Raighilligh, namely, lord of Mullach-Laighill, died this year.

U1488.47

Mag Aengusa, namely, Brian, son of Art Mag Aengusa, died this year and his brother, namely, Aedh, was installed in his stead.

U1488.48

Mag Raghnaill, namely, Concobur, son of Murchadh Mag Raghnaill, of the progeny or Mael-Shechlainn, died this year and Mael-Shechlainn, son of William Mag Raghnaill, of the same progeny, was made Mag Raghnaill in his stead.

U1488.49

Toirdelbach, son of Tadhg Mac Mathgamna, to wit, the man who administered his lordship in the most fitting, sufficient, and best ordered manner that was in Munster, died this year.

U1488.50

Ruaidhri, son of Ua Concobuir the Brown, died this year.

U1488.51

The son of Savage, namely, Patrick Savage, died this year.

U1488.52

Mael-Muire, son of Thomas Ua Uiginn junior, namely, an eminent poet, died this year.

U1488.53

(Ruaighri, son of Gilla-Crisd, namely, lord of Ui Drona, died about the Epiphany of this year, A.D. 1488.)

U1489.0

Kalends of Jan. on Thursday, 26th of the moon, A.D. 1489.

U1489.1

Mac Uibhilin, namely, Jenkin the Red, son of Richard Mac Uibhilin, was slain in treachery by Walter, son of Cormac, son of Jenkin Mac Uibhilin, that same day.

U1489.2

Maghnus, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe


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Mag Mathgamna, died the same day this year.

U1489.3

Concohur, son of Glaisne Ua Raighilligh, died of a fit in Kells this year.

U1489.4

Redmund, son of Uaithne, son of Ferghal, son of Thomas, son of Mathgamain, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Raighilligh the Red, died this year of the plague, about the feast of Brigit.

U1489.5

Ua Gobhann, namely, Mathgamain, son of Toirdelbach Ua Gobhann, died this year.

U1489.6

Mac Mael-Martain, namely, John, died this year.

U1489.7

Two sons of Maine Mac Caba the Tawny, namely, Failghi and Toirdelbach, and the son of Glaisne, son of Aedh colach Mac Caba, namely, Aedh, were slain this year after the feast of Brigit, by the sons of Toirdelbach Mac Caba the Freckled.

U1489.8

Mail-Shechlainn, son of Muircertach, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain by the sons of Brian (namely, Brian of the Wood), son of Eogan Ua Neill, in the beginning of the Spring of this year.

U1489.9

Conla Ua Maelatuile, namely, physician of Ua Raighilligh, died about the feast of Brigit of this year.

U1489.10

Rughraidhe, son of David Ua Mordha, namely, tanist of Laighis, died this year, namely, the Wednesday Ap. 29 before May Day.

U1489.11

Joan, daughter of Edmund, son of Richard Butler, namely, wife of Mac Murchadha, king of Leinster, that is, of Murchadh the Freckled, son of Art Cavanagh, died this year.

U1489.12

The son of Bulby, namely, lord of the Bulby country by the Barrow, died the same year.

U1489.13

Mac Gilla-Padraig, king of Ossory, namely, Geoffrey, son of Finghin Mac Gilla-Padraig, after being blind for a time before that, died this year after Christmas.

U1489.14

A raid was made by the sons (namely, Niall and Art) of Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled, on Henry, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill and Cathair Ua Concobair, namely, a good horseman of the people of Henry, was slain there a week after May Day.

U1489.15

Athairne


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Ua hEoghusa, namely, son of John Ua hEoghusa, died this year: to wit, a poet and good teacher and a man that was honoured amongst Foreigners and Irish and was a good instrumentalist and vocalist.

U1489.16

Ua Neill, namely, Henry, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died this year, on the 17th of the Kalends of July June 15, after spending his time happily, prosperously, luckily, profitably.

U1489.17

Ua Cerbaill, namely, John, son of Maelruanaigh Ua Cerbaill, king of Eili, died this year.

U1489.18

Feidhlimidh junior, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Ferghal, son of Thomas, son of Mathgamain, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Raighilligh the Red, died this year of the plague.

U1489.19

Ros, son of Uaithne Ua Mordha, was slain by Cathair, son of Laisech, son of Cathair Ua Dimasaigh.

U1489.20

The vicar of Daim-inis on Loch-Eirne, namely, Nicholas, son of Nicholas Ua Cathusaigh, died this year.

U1489.21

The son of Ua Cathain, namely, Godfrey, son of John, son of Aibne, son of Diarmaid Ua Cathain, was taken this year by Ua Neill (namely, Conn).

U1489.22

Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry, went into Oirecht-Ui-Cathain and great devastations were done there and hostages carried from them.

U1489.23

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh, son of Niall the Rough, went into Trian-Conghail at the end of the Harvest of this year. And great raids were made by him on Mac Uibilin in the Route and the son of Ua Domnaill, namely, Conn, was wounded there and the castle of Bel-Fersdi was taken by Ua Domnaill on that incursion and he went safe to his house.

U1489.24

Ua Raighilligh, namely, John, son of Toirdelbach, son of John Ua Raighilligh and Ua Ferghail, namely, Conmac, son of John, son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, made a raid into Magh-Breghmuine in the end of the Harvest of this year


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and Donchadh, son of Brian Blind-eye, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail the Tawny, was slain by them.

U1489.25

Tomaltach, son of Brian Mac Donnchaidh, was slain after November Day this year by Aedh, son of Domnall Mac Donnchaidh the Stooped and by his sons.

U1489.26

Aedh, son of Ua Concobuir, namely, son of Feidhlimidh the Fair, son of Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach the Red, was taken by the sons of Ua Cellaigh this year.

U1489.27

Toirdelbach, son of Ua Concobuir, namely, son of Feidhlimidh the Fair, was slain this year after November Day by the son of Mac Diarmata, namely, by Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata.

U1489.28

Eogan, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Eogan, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, was slain by Calbach Blind-eye, son of Domnall, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, in the beginning of winter of this year. And two sons of Muircertach, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, namely, Muircertach junior and John, were slain in the same days by their own relatives.

U1489.29

Maghnus, son of Cathal Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir junior (namely, the Mac Maghnusa), died this year, twenty nights before Christmas: to wit, a son of brughaidh full of affability and of charity and of hospitality.

U1489.30

A crushing defeat was inflicted upon Art, son of Ua Neill (namely, son of Conn, son of Henry), by Ua Cathain (namely, John, son of Aibne, son of Diarmaid) and by his other brother, namely, Thomas, wherein fell Diarmait, son of Maghnus, son of Maghnus, son of Diarmait Ua Cathain, in addition to the capture of Brian, son of Domnall Ua Neill and the slaying of a multitude of kerns and capture of others. A week before Christmas that took place.

U1489.31

Colman Ua Mail-Shechlainn (namely, son of Art, son of Cormac the Freckled) was slain in the Winter of this year by Conn, son of Art, son of Conn, son of Cormac Ua Mail-Shechlainn the Freckled.

U1489.32

Ua


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Baighill, namely, Toirdelbach, died and shortly before Christmas died he.

U1489.33

The Calbach, son of Ua Domnaill (namely, son of Aedh, son of Niall the Rough), died between the two Nativities Dec. 25-Jan. 6, in the 14th year of his age.

U1489.34

Edmond Blind-eye, son of Walter son of William Mac Feorais, namely, fosterling of Brian, son of Fergal Ua Uiginn the Red, died this year.

U1489.35

Murchadh, son of Ruaidhri Mac Suibne, was slain by the Earl of Desmond, namely, by Maurice, son of Thomas, son of James and his brother, namely, Moelmore, was taken there also: to wit, in Eili of Ua Cerbaill that was done.

Diarmait, son of Tadhg, son of Domnall Mac Carthaigh junior (namely, son of Mag Carthaigh Mor), was slain this year by this same Earl.

U1489.36

Thomas Butler, namely, son of Richard of Bualecc, was slain by John, son of Edmond, son of Richard Butler, this year.

U1489.37

Patrikin, son of the Knight of Kerry (namely, son of John), was slain this year by Mag Carthaigh Mor, namely, Tadhg, son of Domnall junior.

U1489.38

Ua Fialain, namely, Eogan, son of Eogan Ua Fialain, died this year: namely, on the morrow after the feast of Holy Cross of Harvest.

U1489.39

Richard, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Fergal Ua Raighilligh, was slain by the son of John Plunket junior, two days after the feast of the Holy Cross in the Harvest.

U1489.40

(Tordealbach Ua Buighell (namely, the O'Buigell) and another Tordealbach, his son, died year).

U1490.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1490.

U1490.1

Concobur the Red, son of Gilla-Padraig, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir, died on the eve of the feast of Brigit.

U1490.2

Catherine, daughter of Concobur, son of Cathal Mag Raghnaill, namely, wife of Tadhg, son of Toirdel


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bach Mag Uidhir, died at the end of 10 days of Spring.

U1490.3

Redmond, son of John, son of the Earl, died in the beginning of this year.

U1490.4

The vicar of Leth-rath, namely, Matthew Mag Conaing and the canon Mag Tighernain of the college of Druim-Lethan and Aedh, son of the bishop Mag Bradaigh, namely, a young Friar Minor—the three died at the end of days of Spring.

U1490.5

Ua Caiside of Cuil, namely, chief physician of Fir-Manach, to wit, Conla, son of Cormac, son of Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mor, son of Gilla-na-naingel, died the 14th day of the Spring of this year.

U1490.6

Eogan Carrach, son of Concobur Mac Maghnusa, died.

U1490.7

The Dillon, namely, Edmond, son of Thomas, son of Richard, died a peaceful death about Michaelmas.

U1490.8

Toirdelbach, son of Toirdelbach Ua Buighill, namely, tanist of Muintir-Buighill, was killed by a fall, in racing upon the ridge of Murbach, on Ash-Wednesday of this year.

U1490.9

Kathleen, daughter of Brian, son of Concobur Mag Uidhir junior, wife of Thomas, son of Concobur Muc Maghnusa, died on the 12th of the Kalends of April March 21.

U1490.10

Ua Concobuir of Connacht, namely, Feidhlimidh the Fair, son of Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach the Red, son of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Concobair, died in the Spring of this year.

U1490.11

Fergus Ua hEogain, son of Owen, son of Matthew, namely, the Great Master, son of Concobur, namely, the Archdeacon-to wit, a man that was an anchorite in Inis-cain at the end was this Fergus—died this year


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on the Ides 13th of April.

U1490.12

Ruaidhri, son of Philip, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain on May Day by the sons of Brian, son of Concobur Mag Uidhir junior and by other descendents of Concobur also.

U1490.13

Margaret, daughter of James, son of Mac Balront, namely, wife of Thomas, son of Glaisne Ua Raighilligh, to wit, a woman that was learned in Latin and in English and in Irish, was slain on the 4th of the Nones 4th of May, by the son of Thomas himself.

U1490.14

Ua Cathain, namely, John, son of Aibne, son of Diarmait Ua Cathain, was taken by a ship that came from Scotland, namely, from Inverary, in the month of June in this year.

U1490.15

Oed, son of Moilmorda, son of John Ua Raighilligh, was taken by the sons of Glaisne, son of Concobur Ua Raighilligh, after the plundering of the town of Thomas, son of Glaisne, by him.

U1490.16

James Savage junior was slain this year by the sons of the Seneschal Savage in treachery.

U1490.17

The castle of Edan-dubcairgi, namely, the castle of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, was taken and broken (on the Nones 7th of May) by Feidhlimidh, grandson of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny.

U1490.18

Feidhlimidh, son of Rughraidhe, son of Jenkin Mac Uibhilin, was slain in Oentruim by the sons of Brian, son of Aedh the Tawny.

U1490.19

Colla, son of Rughraidhe, son of Ardgal Mag Mathgamna, was slain by the descendants of Cu-Uladh, son of Niall Mor Ua Neill, on the 11th of the Kalends of the month of June May 22, Saturday being the week-day.

U1490.20

Edward, son of Nicholas, son of Christopher Plunket, was taken and plundered on the Nones 5th of June by the sons of Cathal, son of Eogan, son of John Ua Raghalligh.

U1490.21

Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was maimed by his own kinsmen this year, on the 2nd of the Ides 12th of June.

U1490.22

Great raids were made this


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year by Feidhlimidh, grandson of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, on the sons of Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny and Godfrey Ua Moilcroibe was slain by him there.

U1490.23

The sons of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, were plundered this year, shortly before Christmas, by the son of Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough. And the prey was carried by him to Ath-Senaigh and killed there straight-way, namely, 400 cows. And the warders of the castle, namely, the sons of Aed Ua Domnaill the Foreign, gave the castle to Aedh, in despite of Ua Domnaill (namely, Aedh the Red).

U1490.24

Ua Dalaigh of Breifne (namely, John, son of William, son of Aedh), professor in bardism, died a fortnight before November Day Mon., Oct. 18 precisely.

U1490.25

The wife of Ua Ruairc, namely, Mor, daughter of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain in treachery by a kern of her own people, namely, the son of Cathal Ua Ardlamaigh and himself was burned afterwards.

U1490.26

Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill were in two camps in face of each other from November Day to Christmas: to wit, Ua Neill in the Caircin and Ua Domnaill in Druim-bo, without peace, without truce, without war being made between them, but like that.

U1490.27

Ua Gairmleghaidh, namely, Muircertach, son of Henry, son of Concobur Ua Gairmleghaidh, died this year after November Day.

U1490.28

The son of Mac Domnaill of Scotland (that is, Aengus), namely, one who was called the lord Aag, was slain in treachery by an Irish harper, namely, Diarmait Ua Cairpri. And in Inverness he was slain.

U1491.0

Kalends of Jan. on Saturday, 18th of the moon, A.D. 1491.

U1491.1

Eogan, son of Muircertach, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died this year between Christmas


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and the feast of Brigit.

U1491.2

John, son of Henry Blind-eye Mag Uidhir, died shortly after Christmas.

U1491.3

Ua Cathain, namely, John, son of Aibne, son of Diarmait Ua Cathain, was let out from his captivity this year and his cattle were rescued from the sons of Maghnus Ua Cathain by him before anyone of his own country knew of his liberation.

U1491.4

Muircertach, son of Art, son of Eogan Ua Neill, died this year at the end of Spring.

U1491.5

Feidhlimidh, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain by Brian, son of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, after the feast of Brenann. And another son of Aedh, namely, Art Ua Neill, made a raid in Tellach-Gelucain the same night, in revenge of that and people were burned and slain there also.

U1491.6

Brian, son of Mag Raghnaill, namely, son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Mag Raghnaill, was slain in treachery by Tadhg, son of Concobur Mag Raghnaill and by two sons of Mael-Shechlainn Mag Raghnaill and the castle of the sons of Tadhg Mag Raghnaill (namely, the castle of Liath-druim) was taken from them in that place by the same people.

U1491.7

Julia, daughter of Toirdelbach Ua Raighilligh, wife of Glaisne, son of Redmond Mag Mathgamna, died before the feast of Holy Cross.

U1491.8

Cathal, son of Mael-Shechlainn, son of Cathal Mag Raghnaill, was slain in the same castle (namely, the castle of Liath-druim), that is, by another son of Tadhg Mag Raghnaill and by the son of Mac Diarmata the Red and by Tomaltach, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata. And the castle itself was taken by them in Harvest of this year and Eogan, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, regained the same castle in the same Harvest, half for purchase and half by force.

U1491.9

Aedh, son of Irial


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Ua Ferghail, was executed in the Harvest by his own two brothers, namely, Rughraidhe and Gilla-na-naem.

U1491.10

Very great war between Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry and Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough and both went, in the Harvest of this year, to plead against each other to the house of the Earl of Kildare—the one that was the Justiciary in Ireland this time—and they came from it without peace, without truce that was reliable.

U1491.11

Brian, son of Aedh the Foreign, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, was slain on that war by Henry, son of Henry Ua Neill. And that same man, namely, Henry, kept the country well, the while Ua Neill was in the house or the Foreigners.

U1491.12

Echmiledh, son of Mag Aenghusa, was slain in his own house, on a night incursion, two days and a week before November Day, by the sons of Mael-Shechlainn, son of Muircertach, son of Eogan Ua Neill.

U1491.13

Great inclemency of wetness during the greater part of the Summer of this year and the self same in Harvest of the same year, so that likeness to the extent of the inclemency was not found since the Deluge poured upon the world, so that the corn of all Ireland, save a little, failed and particularly in Fir-Manach.

U1491.14

The wife of Dalton, namely, wife of Thomas, son of Edmund, grandson of Piers Dalton, went off with the son of Ua Mechair this year.

U1491.15

Ua Raighilligh, namely, John, son of Toirdelbach, son of John Ua Raighilligh, to wit, a distinguished youth, died this year in the beginning of his felicity and was buried in the monastery of Cavan, the 25th day of the month of November, namely, the feast day of Catherine. And John, son of Cathal, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh, was made Ua Raighilligh.

U1491.16

Cathal, son of Toirdelbach Ua Raighilligh, drew the Earl of Kildare on that Ua


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Raighilligh junior and on his kinsmen and destruction of crops and chattel was done by the host of the Foreigners to the country. And the son of Mac Balronta was taken by the sons of Cathal from the host of the Foreigners and two other horsemen from them were drowned and the son of Edmond, son of Thomas, son of Feidhlimidh Ua RaighilIigh, namely, [...], was slain by the host.

U1491.17

Great raids were made this year by James, son of Earl Thomas, on the sons of Glaisne, son of Concobur Ua Raighilligh.

U1491.18

Exceedingly great wind this year on the day and night of the feast next after Christmas.

U1491.19

Ruaidhri, son of Diarmaid, son of Mark Mag Craith, was made coarb and tribe-head this year a short time before Christmas.

U1491.20

Aedh and Ruaidhri, two sons or Domnall, son of Aedh junior, son of Aedh, son of Raghnall, son of Donchadh Mac Craith the Comely, died this year.

U1491.21

Murchadh, son of Eogan Mac Craith, died.

U1491.22

Henry, son of Hubert, son of James Dillon, slew his own father, namely, Hubert, with thrust of knife and he himself set out for Rome after that.

U1491.23

Tadhg Ua Siriden, namely, the wright that was best in the Half of Conn that time, died about the feast of the Cross in Harvest.

U1491.24

Mail-Shechlainn, son of William, son of Aedh, son of Brian Ua Cellaigh, was taken in treachery by Tadhg, son of Donchadh Ua Cellaigh, namely, prior of the House of St. John and he had been brought to him on invitation to a banquet. And his two foster-brothers, namely, two sons of Tadhg Blind -eye Ua Mainnin, that is, Aedh and John, were taken with him and delivered to be slain to the descendants of Maghnus Ua Cellaigh


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the Stooped. And his own brother, namely, Brian and the Muinter-Mainnin rescued Mail-Shechlainn by force and for ransom.

U1492.0

Kalends of Jan. on Sunday this year 29th of the moon. And it was a Bissextile year. A.D. 1492.

U1492.1

Exceeding great war this year between Ua Raighilligh junior, namely, John, son of Cathal, son of Eogan and Cathal, son of Toirdelbach, son of John, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh. Great raids were made by that Cathal upon Ua Gabann (namely, Geoffrey) and Ua Gabann pursued him and died before he returned.

U1492.2

Truce between O'Neill (namely, Conn), and O'Domnaill (namely, Aedh the Red) to May Day.

U1492.3

Thomas, son of John, son of Toirdelbach Ua Raighilligh, died this year, in the 12th year of his age.

U1492.4

The baron of Slane, that is, James Fleming, namely, a great lord of the Flemings, died this year (the 20th day of the month of March) of the plague of sweating that came recently into Ireland that time.

U1492.5

Part of the wood of the Holy Cross was found this year in Rome buried in the ground; namely, the board that was over the head of Christ, on which was written at the time of His Passion: 'Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews'. And it was found written in the same place that it was Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, that left that board hidden there.

U1492.6

Conn, son of Art, son of Conn Ua Concobuir, was slain by the people of the Earl of Kildare on account of a stroke of a pole he gave the Earl in playing.

U1492.7

The head of the spear with


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which Longinus wounded the side of Christ was sent to Rome this year by the lord of the Turks.

U1492.8

Hubert, son of Maelruanaigh, son of Concobar, son of Cathal Mag Raghnaill the Red, was slain this year, the 14th day of the month of March, in Cell-Srianain in Muinter-Eolais, by Eogan, son of Tighernach, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Mor Ua Ruairc. And the church of the same place, namely, of Cell-Srianain, was burned that day and 16 persons, both men and women and much other property were burned in it by that same Eogan.

U1492.9

Great raids were made this year by Cathal, son of Toirdelbach Ua Raighilligh and by the sons of Mag Mathgamna (that is, Redmund), namely, Glaisne and Brian and by Gilla-Padraig, son of Aedh Mag Mathgamna junior, at instigation of Cathal Ua Raighilligh, on Ua Raighilligh, namely, on John, son of Cathal, son of Eagan Ua Raighilligh and on his kinsmen also, in the end of Summer.

Other great raids were made about these same times by Ua Raighilligh on the sons of Glaisne Ua Raighilligh and the son of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny, namely, John, was slain in pursuit of those preys by the sons of Glaisne and Garret, son of Edmond, son of Thomas, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh, was taken on the same pursuit by them.

U1492.10

Domnall, son of the Parson Ua Fiaich, died this year.

U1492.11

John the Tawny, son of Eogan Mag Mathgamna (that is, son of Eogan, son of Rughraidhe, son of Ardgal), namely, lord of Dartraighe, died this year, about the feast of Tighernach.

U1492.12

Domnall, son of Ua Neill, namely,


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son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was taken this year, about the feast of Tighernach. And Mac Cathmail, namely, Edmund, was slain and Gilla-Padraig Mac Catmail was taken and other persons that are not reckoned here were some taken and some slain there also by the sons of Redmund Mag Mathgamna, namely, Glaisne and Brian. And Domnall escaped from the castle of Muinechan at the end of a week after his capture.

U1492.13

Conn, son of Ua Domnaill, was taken by Ua Domnaill himself this year.

U1492.14

Cormac, son of Diarmaid Mac Diarmada and his son were slain by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada. And Brian, son of Concobar, son of Ruaidhri, it was that stretched hand to him and beheaded him.

U1492.15

Gilla-Patraig Mac Cathmail was let out from his captivity and made Mac Cathmail in place of his brother.

U1492.16

Brian, grandson of Edmund Mac Domnaill and his son were slain this year by the sons of Mag Mathgamna and by the sons of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny.

U1492.17

The son of Cairpre Ua Neill, namely, John, was slain by the sons of Ua hAnluain and by the sons of Redmund hAnluain in Sradbaile, on the 12th of the Kalends of July June 20, this year.

U1492.18

Great famine in Ireland this year.

U1492.19

A hot Summer this year; to wit, a year and twenty since the hot Summer before.

U1492.20

Feidhlimidh, son of Toirdelbach, son of Aedh Ua Neill, was slain in the Summer of this year by Henry, son of Brian (namely, Brian of the Wood), son of Eogan Ua Neill.

U1492.21

Cormac, son of Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year about Lammas.

U1492.22

Colla, son of Donchadh Mac Domnaill, was killed in his own house by a bolt of fire and the house was burned and three or four others were half-killed there by the same bolt.

U1492.23

Godfrey Ua Cathain was slain this year by Walter Mac Uibilin, at instigation of Thomas Ua Cathain. And


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John the Foreign, his other brother, was slain there also: to wit, these were two sons of Ua Cathain, namely, two sons of John, son of Aibne, son of Diarmait Ua Cathain.

U1492.24

Catherine, daughter of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1492.25

Mac Gilla-Finnein, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Brian, son of Henry the Scarred, died this year. And he died about Easter of this year.

U1492.26

Feidhlimidh the Red, son of Donchadh Mac Gilla-Finnein, died in Harvest of this year.

U1492.27

The coarb of the Termon of St. Dabeog (that is, Mag Craith), namely, Diarmait, son of Mark, son of Maurice, son of Nicholas, son of Andrew Mag Craith, died at end of Harvest of this year.

U1492.28

Aengus Mac-an-Ulltaigh, namely, a Friar Minor of Stricter Observance and good, reputable preacher, died in Autumn.

U1492.29

Philip, son of William, son of bishop Mag Uidhir, was slain this year by the son of Ua Cathalain in the town of Richard, son of the knight Bellew.

U1492.30

The Earl of Kildare resigned the justiciate this year and resigned the protectorate of the Foreigners of Meath, because he got not from them to aid him against the son of the Earl of Ormond. And great evils came to the Foreigners from that: to wit, the Gaedhil plundered them and burned them generally from every point around them.

U1492.31

The Official Ua Duibhidhir, namely, Aedh, died this year.

U1492.32

Toirdelbach the Freckled, son of Ua Concobair Faly, namely, son of Conn, son of the Calbach, died this year, of an illness of three nights, in the beginning of Winter.

U1492.33

Mac Conmara, namely, Cumedha, son of John Mac Conmara, died this year before Christmas.

U1492.34

The Calbach, son of Ua Concobair Faly, namely, son of Cathair, son of


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Conn, son of the Calbach, was slain by some of the people of the son of the Earl of Ormond, namely, of James, son of John, son of James Butler, that is, by Master Gart. And Master Gart himself was taken in the same place by the Earl of Kildare in Winter.

U1492.35

The sons of Donchadh Mag Uidhir, namely, the black Gillie, and Philip and the son of the b1ack Gillie, namely, Edmond, went on an inroad on Senadh of Mac Maghnusa and a foray was made by them there and two inoffensive farmers were slain by them. But themselves were taken in their pride and the Lord visited their iniquity. And they were turned to flight and 14 of their elect sunk as lead in the waters and went down like a stone into the depth. And, because the Lord was not with them, when men arose against them, without doubt the water swallowed them up, as saith the Psalmist. For the Lord sent his anger and it devoured them. And Edmond, son of the black Gillie and two of his people were taken there and the prey was wrested from them. And at end of the year this was done, namely, the Saturday before Christmas.

U1492.36

(This year was born Cathal junior Mac Maghnusa, namely, son of Gilla-Betain, namely, of Thomas, that is, on the feast day of Beradh).

U1493.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 10th of the moon A.D. 1493.

U1493.1

Margaret, daughter of Mag Uidhir, namely, daughter of Thomas junior, son of the black Gillie Mag Uidhir, that is, wife of Mac Gilla-ruaidh, namely, of Domnall, son of Mael-Sh echlainn, son of the freckled Gillie Mac Gilla-ruaidh, died this year after Christmas.

U1493.2

Domnall, son of Eogan, son of Eogan,


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son of Niall Ua Neill junior, was slain by some of the people of Art, son of Conn, son of Henry Ua Neill, this year.

U1493.3

Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain on the 6th of the Ides 8th of January by his own brother, namely, by Henry junior, treacherously. And Colla, son of Somairle Mor Mac Domnaill, was slain in the same place along with Ua Neill.

U1493.4

Ruaidhri, son of Brian, son of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh and David, son of Meyler, son of Edmond Mac Goisdelb of the Plain, were slain by the sons of Ua hEadhra the Tawny, namely, by John and by Cormac and by Maghnus.

U1493.5

Brian, son of Niall the Foreign, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled, was slain by Brian, son of Muircertach Mag Aengusa, in Harvest of this year, in revenge of his father.

U1493.6

William, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail, was slain by the baron of Delvin about November day of this year.

U1493.7

The Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Thomas, went with great retinue and splendour to the house of the king of the Saxons this year, after November Day.

U1493.8

Rughraidhe, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh, died.

U1493.9

Concobar, son of the Brefnian Ua Dalaigh, namely, son of John Ua Dalaigh, died.

U1493.10

Ua Manchain, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Aedh the Grey and his other brother, namely, Tadhg the Fair, died before Easter.

U1493.11

A brawl between the Cenel-Feradhaigh themselves in Clochar (of Ui-Daimin) and Aedh, son of Mac Cathmail, namely, son of Edmond, son of Brian Mac Cathmail, was slain there and Brian, son of Toirdelbach, son of Aengus, son of the Dwarf, was slain there also, namely, the Sunday before May Day.

U1493.12

Mac Conmidhe, namely, Tadhg, son of Concobar the Red, son of Echmarcach,


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to wit, an eminent poet and teacher, was slain the day before the feast of Brenann, at the port of Rosgabraidh, at Inis-sgeillin, by a churl of his own people, namely, the son of Ua Clumain. (And the son of Ua Clumain was hung by Mag Uidhir namely, by John, son of Philip, in that very place.)

U1493.13

Mac Uibilin, namely, Garret, son of Richard Mac Uibilin, was slain by [...], son of Jenkin Carrach Mac Uibilin and Walter, son of Cormac, son of Jenkin Mac Uibilin, was made Mac Uibilin.

U1493.14

Conn, son of Feidhlimidh the Fair, son of Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobuir the Red and Tomaltach junior, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, were slain, the Monday before May Day, by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.

U1493.15

Gerald the Lame, son of John, son of Mac Thomas, was slain by Mac Murchadha.

U1493.16

Aedh, son of Domnall the Stooped, son of Mac Donnchaidh, was slain by the Gailenga.

U1493.17

Catherine, daughter of Aedh Mag Mathgamna the Red, namely, wife of Ua Raighilligh, that is, wife of Toirdelbach, son of John, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh, died and so on.

U1493.18

Henry junior, son of Henry, was made Ua Neill by Ua Cathain and by Ua Mellain against Domnall, son of Henry Ua Neill, his own elder brother, of whom Ua Domnaill made lord before that.

U1493.19

The County of Kildare and Kildare itself were burned by the son of the Earl of Ormond this year.

U1493.20

The Official Ua Luchairen, namely, Eogan, an eminent cleric without defect, died this year.

U1493.21

Ua Mordha, namely, Conall, son of David Ua Mordha, was slain this year at the castle of Baile na mbachlach in the Bulby Country, by some of the people of the Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Thomas. And Niall, son of Domnall Ua


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Mordha, was made Ua Mordha.

U1493.22

The two Ua Neills, namely, Domnall, son of Henry, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior and his other brother, namely, Henry, son of Henry, son of Eogan, met each other and combat took place between them at Glassdrumainn (on the 4th of the Kalends of July June 28, on the vigil of Peter the Apostle) and Domnall and his people were defeated. And there were slain there Mac Domnaill, namely, constable of gallowglasses of Ua Neill, that is, Ragnall, with his three sons, namely, Somairle and Ruaidhri and Tuathal, and Edmund, son of Mac Domnaill Mor, that is, son of Colla, son of Toirdelbach, son of Gilla-espuic, and the son of Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Mac Domnaill the Freckled, that is, Colla and Feradhach, son of Domnall Mac Domnaill, and two sons of Donchadh Mac Domnaill, that is, Dubgall and Donchadh junior, and also Edmund, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny and Aedh the Brefnian, son of John, son of Art Ua Neill, and Ua hAedha, that is, Ferdorcha, son of Ua hAedha the Freckled, and two sons of the Parson Ua hAedha, that is, Philip and Toirdelbach and John, son of Mael-Shechlainn Ua hAedha and many others that are not reckoned here and particularly of the Clann-Domnaill and of the Muinter-Aedha. And there were taken there: to wit, Niall, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny and Aedh, son of Ua Neill, that is, son of Domnall, son of Henry and Donchadh, son of Mac Cathmail, namely, son of Brian, son of Cumidhe Mac Cathmail and many others with them.

U1493.23

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, went with a large host into Trian-Conghail in Harvest of this year and all Lower Connacht went with him


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thither, under Domnall, son of Eogan, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir and under Ua Ruairc, namely, under Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc junior, and under Eogan, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc. And he went into Clann-Aedha-buidhe and into Leth-Cathail and into Oirthir and into Ui-Eathach. And hosts hard to count overtook him and rose against him in front of and behind him, under Ua Neill, namely, under Henry, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, and under Mag Mathgamna, namely, Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna and under Mag Aenghusa, namely, under Aedh, son of Art, son of Aedh Mag Aenghusa. And Ua Domnaill met and bore that onset splendidly, firmly, and turned on those and 13 men of them were slain by him, under a good horseman of the people of Mag Mathgamna. And were it not for the nearness of the night to them, a crushing defeat had been inflicted by Ua Domnaill. And Ua Domnaill came to his house victoriously on that occasion, but that he brought neither peace, nor truce, nor submission with him.

U1493.24

Henry, son of Mael-Shechlainn, son of Muircertach Ua Neill and Muircertach, son of Cairpre, son of Aedh Ua Neill, went on a night incursion on Henry, son of Brian, son of Eogan Ua Neill, whilst he was lying in the illness of his leg that was broken before that. And Henry, son of Brian Ua Neill and his wife, namely, daughter of Cu-Uladh Ua Neill, were slain by them there and Henry, son of Mael -Shechlainn and Muircertach, son of Cairpre Ua Neill, were slain the same night, before they desisted from that incursion, and other persons that are not reckoned here fell between them. (And, although the leg of Henry, son of Brian, was broken, on Henry, son of Maol-Shechlainn going to him to slay him, it is certain that he remembered that time his own nobleness, as he remembered


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often before that, in the time of his full health and strength; to wit, he gave an agile, very quick leap angrily, secretly, from the hurdle on which he was in the illness of his leg, and took the sharp-edged knife agilely in his hand and gave an eager, very gallant thrust of it full in the breast of Henry, son of Maol-Shechlainn, and he was dead immediately: so that that was the fall of these two Henrys by each other.)

U1493.25

The son of Ua hAnluain, namely, John Ua hAnluain, was slain by the sons of Aedh Ua Neill in pursuit of a prey this year.

U1493.26

Gilla-Padraig, son of Philip, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, died.

U1493.27

Finnguala, daughter of Ua Concobair Faly, namely, daughter of the Calbach, son of Murchadh Ua Concobair, wife of Niall, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill of the Wine, and who was after that as wife with Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled, and kept her widowhood well after that for nine and forty years fittingly, piously, honourably, died in the beginning of the Harvest of this year.

U1493.28

Mac Cartain, namely, Patrick, son of Aedh Mac Cartain the Red, died this year.

U1493.29

Defeat was put on Ua Concobair Faly, namely, on Cathair, son of Conn, son of the Calbach, by Mag Eochagain, namely, by James, son of Conla, son of Aedh the Tawny. And the son of Ua Concobair, namely, Tadhg, son of Cathair and the son of Toirdelbach Ua Concobair the Freckled, and the son of Art Ua Concobair and two sons of Aedh Ua Maenaigh were taken there and four score horses were wrested from them.

U1493.30

Toirdelbach, son of Tadhg Ua Concobair and Cathal, son of Muircertach, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Concobuir, were hung by Ua Concobair, namely, by Cathair, son of Conn, son of the Calbach, after Lammas.

U1493.31

Niall, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny,


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died in his captivity.

U1493.32

Ua hAnluain, namely, Edmond the Red, son of Murchadh Ua hAnluain, was slain by the sons of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Neill and so on.

U1494.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 21st of the moon, A.D. 1494.

U1494.1

Eogan, son of Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled, died in the Spring of this year.

U1494.2

Brian, son of Diarmaid Ua Dubda, died.

U1494.3

The son of Ruaidhri, son of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir, was slain by John, son of Mac Jordan, in pursuit of a prey.

U1494.4

Domnall, son of Eogan Ua Concobair, lord of Sligech and from the Mountain down was slain by the sons of Ruaidhri, son of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir, namely, by John and by Brian, on a night incursion, in the bawn of the castle of Bun-Finne, the night of Friday before the feast of Patrick.

U1494.5

Tuathal, son of Toirdelbach Ua Neill of the Beeves, and 13 men along with him and Murchadh Ua Lorcain were slain after Easter by the Clann-Cana and by the sons of Brian of the Wood, son of Eogan Ua Neill.

U1494.6

The son of the Earl of Ormond went from Ireland to the house of the king of the Saxons, this year after Christmas, following the Earl of Kildare, and to oppose him in the east.

U1494.7

Toirdelbach, son of Donchadh, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain, was slain by the sons of Eogan, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain and by Fergal, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain, with shot of arrow about May Day. And Edmond Mac Sitriug (namely, a kern) it was that shot the arrow.


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U1494.8

(A) Mag Samradhain, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain, was taken by some of the sons of Brian Mag Uidhir, namely, Ruaidhri and Brian junior, and by Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, and by the sons of Redmond Mag Uidhir, namely, Donchadh and Aedh, at instigation of the brother of Mag Samradhain himself, namely, Donnall Gapped-tooth. And Fergal, son of (B,C) Fergal, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain, was slain by the descendants of Philip Mag Uidhir. And Mag Samradhain himself, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain and Maelmordha son of Failge, son of Domnall Ua Raighilligh the Fair, were taken in the same place. At instigation of Domnall Gapped-tooth, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain, those deeds were done. Thomas, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain, was slain there and Maelmordha, son of Failge, son of Domnall Ua Raighillgh the Fair, was taken by them in the same place, namely, on the 4th of the Nones 2nd of June. Mag Samradhain was let out from his captivity on the 4th of the Nones 4th of July.

U1494.9

Ua Ferghail, namely, Commac, son of John, son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall, namely, the second chief that was in the Anghaile this time, died this year, St. Margaret's day, Sunday.

U1494.10

Owen Gapped -tooth, son of Mael-Muire Mac Suibne and seven gallowglasses with him were slain by Tadhg, son of Conn, son of Domnall, son of Eogan Ua Neill, and by Aedh the Red, son of Glaisne, son of Redmund, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, and buried in Ard-Macha.

U1494.11

Defeat was inflicted on the Foreigners this year by Mag Mathgamna, namely, by Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red and by Ua Raighilligh, namely John, son of Cathal, son of Eogan, son of John Ua Raighilligh, in which were slain three score of the worthies of the Foreigners and many others taken, some as captives and some as hostages.

U1494.12

James, son of


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Mac Maghnusa, was slain with shot of arrow by the sons of Cormac Mag Samradhain and Edmond, son of Maghnus, son of Cormac, that shot the arrow.

U1494.13

The son of Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, namely, Cathal junior, son of Cathal, son of another Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor, son of Gilla-Padraig, died this year, on the 7th of the Kalends of September Aug. 26, on completion of his age of 18 years and 27 days.

U1494.14

Gilla-Padraig, son of Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor, died on the 14th of the Kalends of October, in Oronsay Sept. 18, and was buried in Dun-na-Gall the third day after his death.

U1494.15

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, was under the castle of Sligech in the end of Summer and in the beginning of Harvest of this year. And Eogan, son of Cormac Carrach Ua Gallchobair and William, son of Ua Gallchobair, namely, son of Edmund, son of Domnall, son of Lochlann Ua Gallchobair and Domnall of Aran, namely, a Scottish leader that was with Ua Domnall—those were slain by the people of the castle, namely, by Brian Blind-eye, son of Tadhg, son of Eogan, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, and by the Calbach Blind-eye, son of Domnall, son of Eogan, and by the Muintir-Airt.

U1494.16

Gerald Deasy, namely, a good Foreign youth of the people of the baron of Delvin, died this year.

U1494.17

Alexander, son of Gilla-espuic Mac Domnaill, namely, deputy of Mac Domnaill, was slain this year by John Cathanach, son of John, son of Domnall the Freckled, on the 2nd of the Ides 14th of October.

U1494.18

The Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Thomas of the Geraldines, and the grandson son of the Earl of Ormond, namely, James, son of John, son of James Butler, came from the house of the king of the Saxons to Ireland about November


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Day of this year. And a Saxon knight came with them to Ireland, as justiciary over the Foreigners of Ireland, namely, Edward Poynill. And there was peace between themselves.

U1494.19

Cu-Uladh, son of Aedh, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died in the end of Harvest of this year.

U1494.20

The daughter of Ua Domnaill, namely, daughter of Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, son of Toirdelbach of the Wine, namely, wife of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, (that is, the dark Damsel) died this year.

U1494.21

John, son of Eogan Ua Domnaill, was hung by the son of Ua Domnaill, namely by Conn, son of Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, a fortnight before Christmas.

U1494.22

Mac William de Burgh, namely, William, son of Ricard, son of Edmond, son of Thomas de Burgh, was slain at the castle of Sligech in the Summer of this year.

U1495.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 2nd of the moon, A.D. 1495.

U1495.1

Cormac, son of Tadhg, son of Cormac Mag Carthaigh, that is, founder of the monastery of Cell-Creidhe was slain by his own brother, namely, by Eogan, son of Tadhg, son of Cormac Mag Carthaigh, in the beginning of the year.

U1495.2

Ferghal, son of John Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, was slain on a night incursion.

U1495.3

John the large-eared, son of John Mac Alexander, namely, a noble youth of the Clann-Domnaill of Scotland, died this year.

U1495.4

Mac-an-girr, namely, Gilla-Padraig, son of another Gilla-Padraig, son of Cu-Uladh Mac-an-girr, died this year.

U1495.5

The Parson Ua hAedha, namely, Sir Patrick, died this year.

U1495.6

Mag Samradhain, namely,


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Feidhlimidh, son of Thomas, son of Ferghal, son of Thomas, son of Brian the Bregian, namely, chief of Tellach-Eathach, was drowned in the lake of the crannog of Caill-an-muilinn, the feast day of Berach, Sunday, this year and his other brother, namely, Domnall Gapped tooth, was made Mag Samradhain.

U1495.7

The son of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobair, namely, lord of Sligech and from the Mountain down, died. And two lords were made against each other, namely 1, Ruaidhri junior, son of Ruaidhri the Freckled, by Ua Domnaill, and 2 Feidhlimidh, son of Maghnus, son of Brian.

U1495.8

The Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Thomas of the Geraldines, was taken in the town of Ath-cliath by the Saxon Justiciary, on the 3rd of the Kalends of March Feb. 27, Friday, and put in a ship the next Thursday, in Droiched-atha, to be carried into Saxon-land.

U1495.9

Ruaidhri, son of Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mor (that is, the black Gillie) Mag Uidhir, was slain on the 10th day of March, Tuesday, of this year by the sons of Art Ua Neill.

U1495.10

William the Green, son of Paul Ua Caisidi, namely, a good, successful physician whom Philip Mag Uidhir and his sons had, died this year.

U1495.11

Lower northern Mag Tighernain, namely, Gormgal, son of Brian Mag Tigernain, died.

U1495.12

John, son of the bishop Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Pierce, son of Archdeacon Maurice—to wit, parson of Daire-Maelain and herenagh of Claen-inis and a man of a general guest-house—died this year, on the 6th day of the month of May, namely on the feast of St. John before the Latin Gate.

U1495.13

Mag Bradaigh, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Murchadh Mag Bradaigh, died this year.

U1495.14

Cathal, son of Tadhg, son of the Calbach Ua Concobair,


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died this year.

U1495.15

Cairpre, son of Aedh, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died this year, the Monday before May Day.

U1495.16

Nicholas Dalton, namely, son of Edmond, son of Piers Dalton, was slain by Fergus, son of Edmond, son of Laisech, son of Ros Ua Ferghail and by the descendants of Henry Dalton.

U1495.17

Toirdelbach, son of John, son of Toirdelbach, son of John, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh and Aedh, son of Maelmordha, son of John, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh, were slain in one place this year, namely, the 6th of the Kalends of June May 27, Wednesday, by Cu-Connacht, son of Maghnus, son of Maelmordha of the Mullach. And Cu-Connacht himself was slain with cast of javelin in that same place by the same Aedh. And the javelin whereby fell Aedh himself was through him crosswise, whilst he was giving that cast to him. And it is doubtful whether lit. that there was in Ireland at this time a man of Toirdelbach's age years that was better as man and as leader than he. The castle of Tullach-Monghain was taken by Ua Raighilligh, namely, by John, son of Cathal, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh, at the end of a fortnight after that slaying and the descendants of Maelmordha of the Mullach went, with their cattle, to meet Ua Raighilligh after that slaying.

U1495.18

Maghnus the Bald, son of Redmund the Swarthy, son of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was treacherously slain this year by Philip, son of Edmund Mag Uidhir and by the freck1ed Gillie, son of Cu-Connacht Mac Gaffraigh, on the 6th of the Kalends of July June 26.

U1495.19

Great raids were made in the Summer of this year on Ua Cathain, namely, on John, son of Aibne, son of Diarmait Ua Cathain, by Mac Uibilin, namely, by Walter, son of Cormac, son of Jenkin Mac Uibilin.

U1495.20

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough, went to the house of the


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king of Scotland this year, a month before Lammas.

U1495.21

Mac-an-baird of Tir-Conaill, namely, Aedh Mac-an-baird, died this year.

U1495.22

Gilla-Padraig, son of Redmund Ua hAnluain, was slain this year by the son of Mag Aengusa, namely, by Feidhlimidh, son of Aedh, son of Art, son of Aedh Mag Aengusa.

U1495.23

Gerald Mised, namely, a good Foreign youth of the people of Alexander, son of Thomas Plunket and Edmund, son of Andrew, son of the blue Gillie Tuite, were slain this year.

U1495.24

Mag Mathgamna and his sons and his kinsmen made an incursion into the land of the sons of Redmund Mag Mathgamna and it was burned by them and they turned not until they got pledges from the sons of Mag Mathgamna.

U1495.25

The son of Ua Domnaill, namely, Conn, son of Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, sat under the castle of Sligech this year about the time of Lammas. Ua Domnaill came to his own town, that is, to Dun-na-Gall, from the town of the king of Scotland the Friday after Lammas and went on Saturday to follow his son to Sligech. And he had done nothing more than enter the town when it was told him that a host of Lower Connacht—at instigation of Brian, son of Tadhg, son of Eogan Ua Concobair—and the Calbach, son of Domnall, son of Eogan Ua Concobair, were marching to the town to put the son of Ua Domnaill from the castle. And they thought not that Ua Domnaill himself was nearer to them than the house of the king of Scotland. And neither fear nor flight did Ua Domnaill at those tidings, but took with him what was of his own people under the castle, both foot and horse, and struck out i.e. went against the host and defeated them spiritedly, successfully. And there were slain there Brian, son of Tadhg, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir and


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Tadhg, son of Domnall, son of Eogan and Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, namely, Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Concobar Mac Donnchaidh and Ua Dubda, namely, Eogan Blindeye, son of Ruaidhri Ua Dubda. And Ua Gadhra, namely, Diarmait, son of Eogan, was taken there and, in all, there were destroyed there, by taking and slaying and drowning, three score and ten. In the fight was slain there Tadhg, son of Ua Baidhill, namely, son of Niall, son of Toirdelbach Ua Baidhill.

U1495.26

Then Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, namely, Ulick, son of Ulick, son of Ulick, went with a host, at instigation of the Calbach Blind-eye, son of Domnall, son of Eogan, to put Ua Domnaill from the castle of Sligech and Ua Domnall left the castle and Mac William destroyed what he found of the part of Ua Domnaill in Lower Connacht and the castle of the sons of Aedh, son of Domnall Mac Donnchaidh the Stooped, was burned by him and fifteen persons, both man and woman, were smothered in it by smoke. And a comely young maiden that was daughter to Aedh, son of Domnall the Stooped, was smothered in it.

U1495.27

Tadhg, son of Domnall Mac Donnchaidh the Stooped, was made Mac Donnchaidh this year.

U1495.28

Ua Neill, namely, Domnall, made a great raid spiritedly, successfully on another Ua Neill, namely, on Henry and 8, or 9, were slain there, around the son of Eogan Ua Neill the Poor.

U1495.29

Ua Neill, namely, Henry and Mag Aengusa, namely, Aedh, son of Art, son of Aedh Mag Aengusa and Ua hAnluain, namely, Mael-Shechlainn, son of Feidhlimidh Ua hAnluain and the son of the Mag Mathgamna, namely, Gilla-Padraig, son of Aedh junior, son of Aedh Mag Mathgamna


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the Red, went with a host into Fir-Manach. And the town of Mac Gilla-ruaidh was burned by them completely and they went from that to attack Mag Uidhir and threatened, unless they obtained peace from Mag Uidhir, that they would destroy his country to the town of Ua Flannagain. And not thus it fell to them, but they were two nights on the east side of the Lough Erne on Druim-ralach and attempted not to go beyond that into the lordship of Mag Uidhir. And a good horseman of the people of Gilla-Padraig Mag Mathgamna was slain there on their side and another horseman of the people of Mag Aengusa was slain also. And Ua Neill, namely, Henry junior, gave his own decision respecting lit. of peace to Mag Uidhir on that occasion.

U1495.30

Brian, son of Somairle Mac Caba, died this year.

U1495.31

Tighernan Ua Doibhelen died this year.

U1495.32

Ua Breislen, namely, Eogan, son of Eogan, son of Pierce, son of Saerdalach, that is, the brehon of Mag Uidhir and herenagh of the Third of Daire-Maelain, died. He died about Michaelmas and Domnall, son of Concubur, son of William, son of Airechtach, son of Saerdalach Ua Breislen, was made Ua Breislen.

U1495.33

Mac Gilla-ruaidh, namely, Brian, son of Domnall, son of Mael-Shechlainn Mac Gilla-ruaidh, was slain by the sons of Brian, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh and by the descendants of Donn and of John Mag Uidhir, in Dairy-laegh, at instigation of the sons of Edmond Mag Uidhir, namely, Aedh and Gilla-Isu.

U1495.34

The Countess, namely, daughter of Roland, son of Sir Edward Eustace, wife of the Earl of Kildare, died about November Day.

U1495.35

Gilla-espuic the Little, son of Mac Domnaill, was slain, with a score, or two, of his people by Mac Uibilin, namely, by Walter, son of Cormac, son of Jenkin Mac Uibilin and by Aengus, son


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of Domnall Mac Domnall the Blue.

U1495.36

Ruaidhri junior, son of Ruaidhri the Freckled, son of Muircertach the Lame, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobair, namely, the second lord that was over Sligech and from the Mountain down this time, was slain, shortly before Christmas, by the other lord that was there this time, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Maghnus, son of Brian, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach, and by his other kinsmen. And a brother of Feidhlimidh, namely, Muircertach Blind -eye, son of Maghnus, son of Brian Ua Concobair and Toirdelbach, son of Ruaidhri, son of Brian and John junior, son of John, son of Ruaidhri the Freckled, were slain in the same place by Ruaidhri.

U1495.37

Toirdelbach, son of Conn, son of Domnall, son of Eogan Ua Neill, namely, a Friar Minor of the community of Ard-Macha, was killed in Cavan by his own horse by a kick.

U1495.38

The Saxon justiciary left Ireland this year before Christmas.

U1495.39

Two sons of Ua hAnluain, namely, Murchadh the Red and Gilla-Padraig, namely, sons of Feidhlimidh Ua hAnluain, were slain by the sons of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Neill and by the sons of Cairpre, son of Aedh Ua Neill.

U1495.40

The Dalton, namely, Thomas, son of Edmond, son of Piers, son of another Piers Dalton, was taken and Henry, son of John, grandson of Piers Dalton, was slain about November Day by Conn, son of Art, son of Conn Ua Mael-Shechlainn and by Maelruanaigh, son of Ua Cerbaill.

U1495.41

Two sons of James, son of Mac Balronta, namely, John and Redmond the Swarthy, were slain this year—to wit, John, by the sons of Maurice Walsh and Redmond, by farmers—on the border of Ath-cliath.

U1495.42

Cian, son of Eogan, son of Tomaltach Ua Gadhra, died suddenly this year and a poet's miracle was that.


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U1496.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 13th of the moon, and it was a Bissextile year, A.D. 1496.

U1496.1

Glaisne, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, was slain in his own house in Muinechan, on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of January, in the night, by Gilla-Padraig, son of Mag Mathgamna, namely, son of Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe and by his other brother, namely, by Rughraidhe. And there went not but 16 farmers to do that slaying. And Ros, son of Maghnus, son of Aedh Mag Mathgamna the Red, was taken by them in the same house that night.

U1496.2

Brian, son of Redmond Mag Mathgamna and the sons of Glaisne, son of Redmond Mag Mathgamna, went on a raid on Mag Mathgamna and on his sons, a week after Glaisne himself being slain and the prey was carried off by them. And John, son of Cu-Uladh Mac Mahon, son of the Blind -eye, was slain by them there and five, or six, horsemen were slain there, around John. And the son of Toirdelbach, son of Ardgal, namely, John, was slain of the party of the raid.

U1496.3

The castle of Ath-Senaigh was taken after Christmas from the warders of Ua Domnaill by the son of Ua Domnaill himself, namely, by Aedh.

U1496.4

Peace was made by Ua Domnaill with the Carbrians and the lordship remained with Feidhlimidh, son of Maghnus, son of Brian and the castle of Sligech remained with Calbach Blind-eye, son of Domnall, son of Eogan Ua Concobair.

U1496.5

Ua Cuirnin, namely, Ruaidhri Ua Cuirnin, died.

U1496.6

Eogan junior, son of Eogan, son of Aedh Ua Dalaigh, died this year.

U1496.7

Florence Ua Corcrain, namely, an eminent harper and player of other stringed instruments and a very good vocalist and instrumentalist, and his wife died in the castle of Ua Raighilligh.

U1496.8

Ua


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Dubda, namely, William, son of Domnall the Freckled died this year.

U1496.9

Ua Neill, namely, Domnall, son of Henry, son of Eogan and his two sons, namely, Brian and Eogan, went on a raid on another Ua Neill, namely, on Henry junior, son of Henry, son of Eogan and Niall, son of Toirdelbach Ua Neill the Red and two other horsemen were slain by them there and the son of Ua Mellain, namely, Rughraidhe, son of Eogan Ua Mellain, was taken by them and the prey was spiritedly carried off by them even from the fortress of the town of Ua Shercaigh. And that was the 24th raid that Domnall made on Henry and on what adhered to him since the other Ua Neill, namely, Conn, was slain. And the Saturday after the feast of Brigit that was done.

U1496.10

Ua Gailmredhaigh, namely Brian, died this year.

U1496.11

Ua Flannagain of Tuath-ratha, namely, Gilbert, son of Cormac, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Flannagain, died in the beginning of the Harvest of the year.

U1496.12

Mag Samradhain, namely, Domnall Gapped-tooth, son of Thomas, son of Fergal Mag Samradhain, was slain in treachery by Maghnus, son of Thomas, son of Thomas, son of Fergal Mag Samradhain and by the sons of Aedh, son of Eogan, son of Thomas, son of Fergal and by the sons of Brian of Tellach-Eathach, namely, Tadhg and Philip, that is, sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Brian. In Tempoll-an-puirt that was done, on the feast day of Berach, at the end of a year from the day his other brother and his tribe-head was drowned.

U1496.13

The Saxon justiciary left Ireland this year.

U1496.14

The Dalton, namely, Thomas, son of Edmond, son of Piers Dalton, was liberated for 300 marks and for


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14 score cows in pledge for the district of Baile na ngédh, by Conn, son of Art, son of Conn Ua Mail-Sheclainn and by the grandson of Ua Cerbaill.

U1496.15

Ua Dalaigh of Breifne, namely, Lochlainn, son of William, son of Aedh Ua Dalaigh, died of the wounds that were given to him the night Glaisne Mag Mathgamna was slain in the house of Glaisne himself.

U1496.16

Ua Ferghail, namely, Rughraidhe, son of Cathal, died this year. Rughraidhe, son of Irial Ua Ferghail; namely, the other joint-chief of the Anghaile, was taken by the bishop of the Anghaile, namely, by William, son of Donchadh, son of William Ua Ferghail and the bishop himself was proclaimed Ua Ferghail the same year. Cetach, son of Thomas, son of Cathal, son of Thomas Ua Ferghail, was proclaimed another Ua Ferghail after that.

U1496.17

The son of Sir Edward Eustace, namely, Roland—to wit, he by whom was built the monastery of Cell-cuilinn—died at end of this year, between the two Nativities Dec. 25—Jan. 6.

U1496.18

Ua Dubda, namely, William, son of Domnall the Freckled, son of Maelruanaigh, son of Ruaidhri Ua Dubda, died this year. And Brian junior, son of Brian Ua Dubda, was made Ua Dubda in his stead.

U1496.19

Ua Dochartaigh, namely, Brian, son of Domnall Ua Dochartaigh, died and John Ua Dochartaigh was made Ua Dochartaigh by Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh the Red.

U1496.20

Eimer, son of Brian, son of Niall Ua Neill the Foreign, was slain in treachery and his other brother, namely, Eogan, was maimed the same day, in the beginning of Summer, by his two other brothers, namely, by Conn the Red and by Feidhlimidh.

U1496.21

The town of Mag Mathgamna, namely, the town of Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son


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of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, was burned by Brian, son of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe, in the beginning of Summer.

U1496.22

Gilla-Padraig, son of Mag Mathgamna, namely, son of Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, was slain in treachery by Ua hAnluain, namely, by Mael-Shechlainn, son of Feidhlimidh Ua hAnluain and by his kinsmen, namely by Ardgar and another, on the 5th of the Kalends of the month of June May 27 and his other brother, namely, Eimer, was taken the same day. And Mag Mathgamna with his cattle and the sons of Maghnus Mag Mathgamna went to join Ua Raighilligh and the Foreigners, through doing of that slaying and Brian, son of Redmond and the sons of Glaisne, son of Redmond Mag Mathgamna, took their cattle with them into Fern-magh, namely, into the land of Mag Mathgamna and of Gilla-Padraig.

U1496.23

Great inclemency this year, so that there was enormous destruction on beeves and on other cattle also.

U1496.24

Great dearth in the greater part of Ireland this year and great hindrance on the husbandry of the year.

U1496.25

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, went into Oirghialla to aid Brian, son of Redmond Mag Mathgamna and they went together from that in pursuit of Mag Mathgamna into the Breifne of Ua Raighilligh and the extent they traversed of the country and the part of Ua Raighilligh of Cavan were burned by them and raids and devastations were done by them on the Foreign settlement of the Plain of Oirghialla again.

U1496.26

Ua Briain, king of Thomond, namely, Concobur, son of Toirdelbach Ua Briain, died in this year and his other brother, namely, Torlough the black Gillie Ua Briain, was made king in his stead.

U1496.27

Mag Uidhir, namely, John son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir,


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U1496.27

went, at instigation of Aedh, son of Ua Domnaill, to put Conn, son of Ua Domnaill, from the castle of Ath-Senaigh and Conn was put from the castle by them and Mag Uidhir pursued him to Dun-na-Gall and Dun-na-Gall was burned in the beginning of day. Conn and the rising-out of Tir-Conaill and Inis-Eogain and Dartraighe of Mag Flannchadha turned in pursuit on Mag Uidhir and on Aedh as far as the Termon of St. Dabeog. And Mag Craith, namely, Ruaidhri, son of Diarmait, son of Mark Mag Craith, namely, coarb of the Termon, met them in the Termon and proclaimed it to Conn and to the Conallians not to break his own protection, nor the protection of the Termon, against Mag Uidhir. And they brooked not that and accordingly Mag Uidhir and his people went perforce, until their horses came into soft, shaking turf, in which they left 110 horses. And with that, the people of Mag Uidhir were broken and Mag Uidhir was taken within the protection of the Termon and of Mag Craith and 12 persons were slain there, including Brian junior, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, who was slain on the morrow by the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir in his own land and including Edmond Carrach, son of the Archdeacon Mac Maghnusa, and Donchadh, son of Donn, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and Gilla-Padraig, son of Ua Flannagain, namely, son of Gilbert, son of Cormac Ua Flannagain, and Art, son of Tadhg the black-eyed, son of Mac Craith Mag Uidhir and so on.


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U1496.28

A meeting was held between Ua Raighillgh, namely, John, son of Cathal, son of Eogan, son of John Ua Raighilligh and Mag Mathgamna, namely, Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe. And the sons of Maghnus, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe were on one side there and Brian, son of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe and the sons of Glaisne, son of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe, on the other side. And peace was made in the meeting between the Oirghialla themselves and leave to pursue was got by Brian and by the sons of Glaisne against Ua Raighilligh and against Mag Mathgamna and against the sons of Maghnus. And Mac Caba, namely, Mathgamain, son of Mael-Shechlainn Mac Caba, was slain on that pursuit by Tuathal, son of Edward, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, the 11th day of the month of August.

U1496.29

Edmond, son of Domnall Ua Raighilligh, died this year.

U1496.30

Finghuala, daughter of Mag Uidhir, namely, daughter of Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mor (the black Gillie) Mag Uidhir, namely, wife of Mag Mathgamna, namely, of Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, died this year.

U1496.31

Brian, son of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe, was made Mag Mathgamna this year in the place of Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe, the feast day of Molaisse and Aedh junior had been blinded before that.

U1496.32

Very great inclemency in the Harvest of this year, whereby every one in general was ruined in his crops and particularly in Fir-Manach.

U1496.33

The Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Thomas, son of John the Stooped, came to Ireland this year, a week before Michaelmas, as justiciary over the Foreigners of Ireland and with great honour from the king of the Saxons and a daughter of the brother uncle of the king himself, namely, daughter of the abbot of Glastonbury, his wife, with him.

U1496.34

Mac Suibne of Tir-Bagaine, namely, Mael-Muire, died this year.


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U1496.35

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall, son of Toirdelbach of the Wine and his son, namely, Conn, let Mag Uidhir from out his captivity, the Saturday before November Day, for Mag Craith and for the Termon. And it seemed to everyone that they did not fully acquit themselves with St. Dabeog, nor with the Termon, because it was necessary for him to give a certain part of the ransom from himself into the hand of Ua Domnaill and of his son, namely, Conn, as a condition of liberating Thomas Mag Uidhir, who was in durance many years with him.

U1496.36

Mag Mathgamna junior, namely, Brian, son of Redmond and the descendants of Redmond also left the Lucht-tighi and went into Fern-magh and the descendants of Aedh the Red went to the Lucht-tighi after November Day in this year.

U1496.37

Mag Mathgamna, namely, Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, died after his being blinded a while before that; namely, on the feast day of Mary in Winter he died, after victory of Unction and penance.

U1496.38

Tigernan, son of Cobthach, son of Art Ua Ruairc, was slain in treachery by Ferghal, son of Cathal the Freckled, son of Art Ua Ruairc and by the sons of Uaithne, son of Cathal the Freckled.

U1496.39

Mac David of Clann-Conmaigh died this year and the Mac David that was made in his place was slain by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, namely, Tadhg and another and by Calbach Blind -eye, son of Domnall, son of


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Eogan Ua Concobair.

U1496.40

Mac Goisdelb was taken this year by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.

U1496.41

Finghin Ua Mathgamna died this year, between the two Nativities; or a week before Christmas: to wit, an intelligent, polished, erudite man and learned in the history of the world in the East and hither.

U1497.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 24th of the moon, A.D. 1497.

U1497.1

Defeat was inflicted on Ua Ferghail, namely, on Cetach, son of Thomas, son of Cathal, son of Thomas, and on his kinsmen by John the Red, son of Cairpre, son of Laisech, wherein were slain Cetach himself and his son, namely, Laisech and Domnall, son of the bishop, namely, son of John, son of Brian, lord of Clann-Amlaim and the son of Aedh junior, namely, Gerald, lord of Magh-Tregha and his other brother, namely, Garret, son of Cormac and Tadhg, son of Uaithne, son of Brian, son of Edmond, son of Thomas. And eight and forty were slain, in all, around those. And in the beginning of the Spring it was done, Friday precisely.

U1497.2

Flann Mac Casurlaigh, namely, a good poet, was slain by Fergus, son of Edmond, son of Laisech, son of Ros Maguire.

U1497.3

Mac Diarmata of Magh Luirg, namely, Concobur, son of Cormac, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata, was slain by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata and Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata, was made Mac Diarmata in his place.

U1497.4

Feidhlimidh, son of Muircertach the Red, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled, was slain, a week before the feast of Patrick, by Domnall, son of Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled.

U1497.5

Eignechan, son of Nechtain, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill of the Wine, was


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slain this year in the stronghold of Ua Domnaill himself, namely, of Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, son of Toirdelbach of the Wine, by Conn, son of Ua Domnaill, namely, son of Aedh the Red and by Gerald, son of Domnall, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Dochartaigh and by Brian, son of Mag Flannchaidh and by the sons of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, Cathal and Rughraidhe and by the sons of Eogan, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, Edmond and Cathal and by John, son of Maghnus, son of Aenghus Ua Gallchobair. And 8, or 9, of the worthies of the Conallians were slain there with him, including the son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill the Foreign (namely, Eogan) and the son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach the Foreign and Eogan, son of Aedh, son of Donchadh Ua Domnaill of the Wood and Feidhlimidh, son of the black Gillie Ua Gallchobair and Donchadh Ua Firghil the Stammerer. And a week before the feast or Patrick all that was done.

U1497.6

Mac Donnchaidh of the Corann, namely, Brian, son of Maelruanaigh, son of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh, died in Spring of this year.

U1497.7

Glaisne, son of John Ua hAnluain, was slain by the sons or Ua Brain.

U1497.8

Two sons of Mag Mathgamna, namely, Eimer and Tuathal, namely, two sons of Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe, were slain by the Oirthir and 14 men of their people were slain there with them and 10, or 12, of the Oirthir were slain by them, inclusive of Maghnus Ua hAnluain the Swarthy and inclusive of Mael-Shechlainn, son of Maghnus Ua hAnluain junior. And on Friday the 7th of the Ides 7th of the month of April that was done.

U1497.9

The sons of Jordan Mor Mac Jordan were slain in treachery in the Spring of this year by Mac Jordan, namely, by Thomas and by his sons.

U1497.10

Murchadh, son of Cormac, son of John Ua Ferghail, was


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slain by Brian the Tawny, son of Rughraidhe, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail.

U1497.11

The cave of the Purgatory of Patrick on Loch-ghearg-derg, co. Don. was broken this year by the Guardian of Dun-na-Gall and by the representatives of the bishop in the deanery of Loch-Erne, by authorization of the Pope, about the feast of Patrick of this year; it being understood by everyone in general from the History of the Knight and other old Books that this was not the Purgatory Patrick got from God, although they were, everyone, visiting it.

U1497.12

Peace was made by the two Ua Neills, namely, Domnall and Henry junior, at the end of the Spring of this year and the son of Domnall Ua Neill, namely, Aedh, was liberated without ransom and other large donatives of horses and of apparel and of increase of every valuable besides were given to Domnall, in consideration of putting the name of lord from him.

U1497.13

O'Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, put his lordship from him, on the 7th of the Kalends of the month of June May 26 of this year, in Carna of the Termon of Mag Craith. This took place on Friday, as regards the day of the week and the Tuesday after that his son, namely, Conn, was made O'Domnaill.


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U1497.14

Mag Mathgamna, namely, Brian, son of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe, went, at the instance of Sifin White, to put Mag Aengusa and his son, namely, Aedh, son of Art Mag Aengusa, from the castle of the hOirenach by force. It were better for them they had not gone; for Mag Mathgamna was slain there and worthies of his people were some drowned and some slain and Sifin White and many others of the Foreigners and of the Gaidhil were taken. On the 3rd of the Nones 5th of July, Wednesday, those great deeds were done. Rosa, son of Maghnus, son of Aedh the Red, son of Rughraidhe, was made Mag Mathgamna the Tuesday after.

U1497.15

The grandson of the Earl of Ormond, namely, James, son of John, son of Earl James, was slain by Piers the Red, son of James son of Edmond, son of Richard Butler, on Mon. the 16th of the Kalends of August July 17.

U1497.16

The abbot of Cluain-eois, namely, Domnall, son of the bishop (namely, Rosa), son of Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, died on St. Margaret's Day this year.

U1497.17

Cathal, son of Toirdelbach, son of John, son of Eogan Ua Raighilligh, died of an attack of the glandular disease about Lammas.

U1497.18

Aedh the Tawny, son of Ua Ruairc, namely, son of Feidlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc junior, was slain by the sons of Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, before Lammas of this year.

U1497.19

Walter, son of Richard de Burgh, went with a fleet to aid O'Domnaill junior, namely, Conn, son of Aedh the Red, against his other brother, namely, Aedh O'Domnaill. Aedh met the fleet and took the greater part of their arms and their apparel and their store from them. After Lammas that was done. Aedh himself was taken by O'Domnaill, namely, by Conn, a day, or two days, after that and placed in Connacht to


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be kept by Walter, son of Richard de Burgh.

U1497.20

Ua Domnaill, namely, Conn, went with a large host against Mac Diarmata of Magh-Luirg, namely, Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata. Great defeat was inflicted on Ua Domnaill then and many hostages were exacted from the host and from Ua Domnaill, including the two Mac Suibnes, namely, Mac Suibne of Fanat (that is, Ruaidhri) and Mac Suibne of Tir-Bagaine, namely, Eogan and inclusive of Donchadh, son of Ua Domnaill, who is called Donchadh of the Thumbs, and the two sons of Tuathal Ua Gallchobair, namely, Eogan and Toirdelbach and two sons of Domnall Mac Suibne of Fanat, namely, Eogan and Domnall junior and two sons of the Mac Suibne of Tir-Bagaine, namely, Niall and Eogan the Red and Gerald, son of Domnall, son of Feidlimidh Ua Dochartaigh and the physician of Ua Domnaill, namely, the son of Eogan Ultach. And many other persons were some taken and some slain there. The 9th of the Kalends of October Sep. 23 that defeat was given. And the Cathach of Colum-cille was wrested from them then and its steward was slain in that defeat. And many more of the Conallians were some taken and some slain there.

U1497.21

The descendants of Aedh Mag Mathgamna the Red went into Fern-magh this year and the descendants of Redmond, to the Lucht-tighi again.

U1497.22

Conn, son of Conn, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, died before the feast of Brigit this year.

U1497.23

The monastery of the Friars Minor of Carraig-Ferghusa was delivered from Rome, on the mediation of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, unto the Friars Minor of Stricter Observance


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and 16 Friars of the Community of Dun-na-Gall went into its possession on the vigil Aug. 14 of the first feast of Mary in the Harvest this year, the decision having gone in their favour therein.

U1497.24

Very great, grievous famine throughout all Ireland this year, to which the folk of this time saw not the equal, nor like; for there was scarce an angle or recess in all Ireland wherein died not many persons of that hunger. And in Meath the peck of wheat used to be bought for five ounces and the gallon of beer for six pence and amongst the Gaidhil the slender bundle of oats used to be bought for an in-calf cow, or ten pails of oats for the same kind of cow and the beef, for a mark and the milch-cow, for two in-calf cows and for a shilling or more.

U1497.25

O'Neill, namely, Henry junior, son of Henry, son of Eogan, went with a large host into Tir-Conaill this year and great devastations were done in Fanad by them in the beginning and Ua Domnaill junior, namely, Conn, son of Aedh the Red, arose against the host, after Fanad was left by them, namely, at Bel-atha-daire. And defeat was inflicted on O'Domnaill then and he himself was slain there and over eight score were slain along with him and his two brothers, namely, Niall the Rough and Domnall and the son of Mac Suibne and 16 men along with them were taken there. Now, these were the noble persons that were slain in company of Ua Domnaill in this defeat: to wit, Domnall, son of Maghnus the Red, son of Domnall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough and Edmond, son of Feidlimidh the Swarthy, son of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough and Brian, son of Ua Baighill,


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namely, son of Toirdelbach, son of Niall Ua Baighill and Domnall, son of Tuathal Ua Gallchobair and Edmond, son of Donchadh, son of Tomaltach Ua Gallchobair, and Concobur, son of John, son of Concobur Ua Domnaill and Concobur, son of Murchadh Mac Suibne of the Men of Fanad and William, son of the bishop Ua Gallchobair and Concobur, son of Aedh, son of Concobar Ua Baighill of the Hand and Niall, son of Concobur, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Domnaill the Swarthy and many others that are not reckoned here. And O'Neill took Castle Derg in returning and left it to Niall Ua Neill. And O'Neill came to his house joyfully, spoil-laden, from that march. The 14th of the Kalends of November Oct. 19, Thursday, as regards the day of the week, that defeat was given.

U1497.26

Elenor, daughter of the Earl of Kildare, namely, daughter of Thomas, son of John the Stooped, the wife whom Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Henry, son of Eogan, had, died this year on the 14th of November.

U1497.27

Brian, son of Cu-Uladh, son of Aedh, son of Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, died this year.

U1497.28

Graine, daughter of Cathal junior, son of another Cathal junior, Mac Maghnusa, namely, wife of Maghnus, son of Godfrey Mac Gaffraigh junior, died this year, on the 3rd of the Nones 3rd of November.

U1497.29

Maghnus, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain, was slain by the descendants of Eogan Mag Samhadhain on the 7th of the Ides 7th of November.

U1497.30

Aedh, son of Ua Domnaill, namely, son of Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, son of Toirdelbach of the Wine, was let out from his captivity this year, on the 7th of the Ides of November and Walter, son of Ricard de Burgh, went with him to Dun-na-Gall.

U1497.31

Muircertach, son of Aedh junior, son of Aedh Ua Neill


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the Tawny, was slain by the sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Muircertach the Red, son of Brian the Freckled, in this year.

U1497.32

Domnall, son of Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled and his other brother, namely, Eimer, were slain this year, after November Day, by John the Black, grandson of Domnall Ua Neill the Slender and by his sons and by his kinsmen also, in Baile-na-scrine.

U1497.33

Maghnus, son of Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Cathal junior, son of another Cathal junior, died this year.

U1497.34

William junior, son of William Mac Gilla-ruaidh, namely, an eminent stringed-instrumentalist, died this year.

U1497.35

Niall, son of Ua Neill, namely, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, died of the small pox between the two Nativities Dec. 25—Jan. 6 the same year.

U1497.36

Ua Mailmuaidh, namely, the Defender, died.

U1498.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 5th of the moon A.D. 1498.

U1498.1

Eveleen, daughter of Mac Maghnusa, namely, daughter of Cathal junior, namely, wife of Philip, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir (that is, the Mag Uidhir), died on the morrow of the Circumcision of the Lord, on Tuesday.

U1498.2

Niall, son of Ua Domnaill, namely, son of Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, died in captivity, 20 nights before the feast of Brigit.

U1498.3

Conn, son of Muircertach, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain by the sons of Brian the Lame, son of Edmund Ua hAnluain the Red, a fortnight after Little Christmas.

U1498.4

Maine, son of Mael-Shechlainn, son of Matthew Mac Maghnusa, was slain this year in Botha of Muinter-Fialain by the Muinter-Gallchobair, namely, the sons of Cathal Ua Gallchobair.

U1498.5

Donchadh, son of Ua Domnaill and two sons of Tuathal Ua Gallchobair, namely, Owen and Toirdelbach,


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and Art, son of Conn Ua Domnaill, were liberated from Mac Diarmata.

U1498.6

Thomas junior, son of Earl Thomas, son of Earl Gerald and Cormac junior, son of Cormac, son of Tadhg Mag Carthaigh, followed Eogan, son of Tadhg, son of Cormac Mag Carthaigh, with a pursuing party and Eogan himself and his two sons and O'Suillebhain of Beirre, namely, Philip, son of Diarmaid O'Suillebhain and his son, namely, Tadhg O'Suillebhain of the Caennach and two sons of Dubdara Mac Suibhne, namely, Edmond and another and Brian junior, son of Brian Mac Suibhne and many other persons were slain by them there.

U1498.7

Slaine, daughter of Mac Conmara, namely, daughter of Sida Mac Conmara the Stooped, wife of Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, namely, Ulick, son of another Ulick, died this year, in the beginning of Spring.

U1498.8

A great tale in all Ireland this year: to wit, this below. Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, died this year: namely, Cathal junior, son of Cathal, son of Cathal, son of Gilla-Padraig, son of Matthew, etc.; one who was hospitaller over Seanadh and canon choral in Ard-Macha and in the bishopric of Clochar and dean over Loch-Erne and parson in Inis-cain of Loch-Erne and who was in the deanery of Loch-Erne as vicar of the bishops for 15 years before his decease. The precious stone in sooth, and the gem of purity and the shining star, the stored chest of wisdom and fruitful branch of Scripture and fount of charity and meekness and mildness and the dove for purity of heart and the turtle for chastity and the one to whom were most grateful the bardic bands and pilgrims and poor


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mendicants of Ireland and the one who was full of grace and of knowledge in every science, both law and divinity, physic and philosophy, and knowledge of Gaidhelic also to the time of his decease, and one that projected and collected and compiled THIS BOOK from very many other books. And he died of the small pox, on the 10th of the Kalends of the month of April March 23, Friday, as regards the day of the week in the 60th year of his age. And let every one that shall read THIS BOOK and avail of it bestow his benison upon that soul of Mac Maghnusa.

U1498.9

Domnall, son of Nechtain, son of Toirdelbach, son of Niall Ua Domnaill the Rough, died of the small pox this year.

U1498.10

Sabia, daughter of Art Ua Neill, namely, the wife whom Redmond, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, had for a long time, died this year.

U1498.11

Catherine, daughter of John, son of bishop Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1498.12

Margaret, daughter of Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled, namely, wife of Ua Flannagain of Tuath-ratha, namely, Gilbert Ua Flannagain, died this year. And by that couple was built a chapel in honour of God and Mary on Achadh-mor, the town of Ua Flannagain. And she was buried in Dun-na-Gall after victory of penance.

U1498.13

The king of the French, namely, Charles VIII, died this year; in Lenten time Pas. Sat., Ap. 7.

U1498.14

Cormac Mag Coscraidh an eminent cleric in Civil Law and in Canon Law, this year.

U1498.15

Cormac, son of Eogan, son of bishop Mag Cochlain, Official of Cluain-mac-Nois and an eminent cleric, rested in Christ.

U1498.16

An inroad was made by Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh the Red, on the sons of Art Ua Neill and the sons of Art and himself met each other and rout was put on the sons of Art and Mael-Shechlainn, son of Niall, son of Art, was slain by Ua Domnaill and he pursued them unto the


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Caislen-mael and the castle was taken and 17 suits of armour were taken from it and 15 hostages were got there, including two sons of Ruaidhri the Lame, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, namely, Feidhlimidh and Aedh and including Nechtain, son of Eogan Ua Domnaill and the son of Eignechan Ua Domnaill.

U1498.17

O'Neill, namely, Henry junior, son of Henry, son of Eogan, was slain this year, in the house of Art, son of Aedh, son of Eogan Ua Neill, in Tuath-Echadha, by two sons of Conn (that is, the Ua Neill), son of Henry, son of Eogan, namely, Toirdelbach and Conn, namely, sons of the daughter of the Earl. And it is by that Henry fell the father of those two, five years before that, in treachery. On the 12th of the Kalends of the month of August July 21 was done that slaying of Henry junior.

U1498.18


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Domnall, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, namely, he who was proclaimed O'Neill before that, mustered his friends and his people-in-law, namely, the descendants of Redmond Mag Mathgamna, to one place and an inroad was made by them to Dun-Gennain and they were a while about the castle and the eve of Tuesday after that at Cros-Caidhbenaigh. Feidhlimidh son of that O'Neill who was slain, namely, son of Henry junior, drew on them Niall, son of Art O'Neill and every other muster he found, on the Tuesday morning. And they were found by them lying down asleep and the cold-awaking of foes was given to them and great defeat was inflicted then and many of the worthies of the Province were slain there, under the son of that Domnall O'Neill, namely, under Henry and under Mac Cathmail, namely, Gilla-Padraig Mac Cathmail and under Feidhlimidh, son of Redmond Mag Mathgamna and under two sons of James, son of Echaidh Mor Mag Mathgamna and under Mael-Shechlainn, son of Feidhlimidh the Red, son of Conn Mag Mathgamna and under many good counsellors and trusted folk of the descendants of Redmond Mag Mathgamna. And Aedh, son of Mag Mathgamna, namely, son of Brian, son of Redmond, was taken there and their horses and their armour were almost all wrested from them. And that Feidhlimidh himself that drew on those forces was wounded in his head with the stroke of a spear in the heat of that defeat and died at the end of a novena.

U1498.19

Mac-an-baird of Oirghialla, namely, Aedh, died of the plague this year.

U1498.20

O'Cathain, namely, John, son of Aibne O'Cathain, died this year, a week before the feast of Holy Cross.

U1498.21

The Official Mac Maghnusa, namely, Thomas, son of Cathal junior, son of another Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa, was made Mac Maghnusa this year by Mag Uidhir, namely, by John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and by Thomas, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, namely, by the tanist of Fir-Manach at that time, and by the worthies of the country, both clergy and laity, besides. And the Wednesday before Michaelmas that was done in Inis-Sgeillinn.

U1498.22

Ua Cuirnin, namely, Concobur Carrach, died this year.

U1498.23

Philip, son of Toirdelbach son of Philip Mag Uidhir, went on an inroad into Tellach-Eathach and the sons of Edmond Mag Uidhir


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and the sons of Gilla-Padraig Mag Uidhir went with him thither and the country was traversed by them to Snam-na-neach. And the town of Mag Samradhain was burned by them and they turned back and came not on cattle-spoils, or chattel. And the worthies of the country overtook them on that retreat with a very large pursuing party and those nobles turned on the pursuing party and defeated them spiritedly, successfully then and slew three and twenty of the pursuing party in that rout, under two sons of Aedh, son of Eogan Mag Samradhain, namely, Tadhg and Maghnus (that is, the cleric). And the other portion of them slain were of the Clann-Imair and of the Clan of Mac-in-taisigh and of the muster of Tellach-Eathach also. And there was slain also by the Fir-Manach in the heat of that rout Flaithbertach, son of Donn, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir. And on the vigil of Michaelmas precisely those deeds were done.

U1498.24

The castle of Dun-Genainn was taken this year by the Deputy of the king of the Saxons in Ireland, namely, the Earl of Kildare, at instigation of Toirdelbach, son of Conn O'Neill. And very many of the Gaidhil of the South of Ireland went with the Earl on that expedition and Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red and Mag Uidhir, namely, John, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, went with him on the same expedition. And Domnall Ua Neill, with his sons and with all his friends, went with a host hard to count to meet the justiciary to the same castle and it was taken with guns by them on the morrow. And many captives were taken from it, including the son of O'Domnaill, who was a year in captivity before that and Art, son of O'Neill Mor (that


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is, Henry) and his two sons and Aedh the Stammerer, son of O'Neill (that is, Henry) and many captives and chattel besides, both horses and accoutrement. And Conn, son of Eogan, son of Toirdelbach O'Neill the Red, was slain there also. And the castle was given to Domnall Ua Neill after that and so on. And that host of Foreigners and the Gaidhil went from that to the castle of the Oghmagh and Niall, son of Art O'Neill, went to meet them and gave hostages to them in pledge for peace and to save his country and his castle. And those hosts returned to their houses with triumph of victory.

U1498.25

(O'Briain, namely, the black Gillie, king of Thomond, died this year.

U1498.26

Thomas Mortel was born this year. And Diarmuid Sbruan, of the people of Kinsale, was slain this year in a quarrel. And Edmond Mortel namely, father of Thomas Mortel, was partially mutilated by shot of gun in that same encounter and more than a score of children were born to him after that.)

U1499.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 16th of the moon, A.D. 1499.

U1499.1

Great defeat this year by Ua Briain on Piers Butler the Red, wherein were slain the Sovereign of Kilkenny and many of the people of that Piers and wherein 16 score of corslets were taken from them, as some say.

U1499.2

O'Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, went into the Foreign settlement this year, to meet the deputy of the king of the Saxons, namely, Gerald, son of Earl Thomas (and the son of the Earl, namely, Henry, was taken away with him to be fostered).

U1499.3

The wife of Mag Craith (that is, Henry), namely, of the coarb of the Termon of Dabeog, namely,


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Graine, daughter of the Prior O'Flannagain, died this year.

U1499.4

Maghnus, son of Godfrey junior, son of Godfrey Mag Uidhir the Red, was slain this year by the Tellach Eachach.

U1499.5

The castle of Bun-Drobhaisi was taken this year by the son of O'Domnaill (that is, of Aedh the Red), namely, by Donchadh of the Thumbs, from the warders of O'Domnaill himself and Aedh, son of O'Domnaill, sat beneath the same castle and Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, went, with the Mag Uidhir, to the aid of O'Domnaill and of his son, namely, of Aedh. And Donchadh of the Thumbs and Philip, son of Toirdelbach, met each other and they fought each other and the horse of Donchadh of the Thumbs was killed and himself prostrated and taken by Philip in that place successfully and delivered to O'Domnaill. And the castle was taken from him the same day and Donchadh delivered again to Mag Uidhir and carried by him to his house and three score cows were given to the son of Toirdelbach from O'Domnaill and so on.

U1499.6

Mac Domnaill of Clan-Cellaigh, namely, Cormac, son of Art Mac Domnaill, a charitable, truly hospitable man, died this year and was buried in Cluain-eois, after victory of penance.

U1499.7

The grandson of Piers Butler, namely Edmond, son of James, son of Piers Butler, an eminent leader and a man that kept a general guest-house, died this year.

U1499.8

The vicar of Cuil-maine, namely, Lochlainn Mac Gilla-calma, a humane, virtuous clerical man, died this year.

U1499.9

Mac-Gilla-Finnein (namely, Henry) was taken this year by the Dartraighe of Mag Flannchadha.

U1499.10

Brian, son of Mag Uidhir, namely, son of John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was taken by the sons of Brian Mag Uidhir in the beginning of Summer of this


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year.

U1499.11

Julia, daughter of bishop Mag Uidhir, namely, bishop Ros, died this year.

U1499.12

Donn, son of Concobur, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, was slain this year by the Men of Magh-Luirg, namely, by the sons of Toirdelbach Ua Maeladuin.

U1499.13

Cormac the Black, son of Tadhg Ua Caiside, died this year.

U1499.14

Mael-Shechlainn, son of Murchadh, son of Tadhg Mag Raghnaill, was taken by Conn Carrach, son of Tadhg, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc and by John, son of Tigernan and he was brought by them on Inis-ochta in Loch-mic-nen. And Rughraidhe, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, attacked the Lough against them and those two sons of Ua Ruairc were slain by him and the son of the Blind-eye Mag Flannchadha and his son and the son of Murchadh were brought by him to his house. And Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, liberated them from him and the castle of Liath-druim was given to Ua Domnaill again by the son of Murchadh.

U1499.15

A great deed was done in Scotland this year by the king of Scotland, namely, by James Stewart,—to wit, John Mor Mac Domnaill, king of Insi-Gall, and John Cathanach, his son and Ragnall the Red and Domnall the Freckled were hung on one gallows, the three four, a month before Lammas.

U1499.16

A great hosting this year by the justiciary, namely, by the Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Thomas, son of John the Stooped, to Ath-luain beyond Shannon. Then, through the length of Connacht, so that he took four castles on that circuit, namely, the castle of the entrance of Ath-liag and Roscomain and Tuilsc and the Caislen-riabhach.

U1499.17

Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, namely, Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, died this year and his brother, namely, Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata, was installed in


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his place.

U1499.18

Mag Tighernain of Tellach-Dunchadha, namely, John Mag Tighernain, died this year.

U1499.19

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, went with a host this year against Mac Diarmata junior, namely, against Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata and advanced to the Belach-buidhe and Mac Diarmada held that Pass against him. And he went from that to the castle of Liath-druim and Mac Diarmata came to meet him there and peace was made by them with each other. And the Cathach, which was for two years before that out of possession of Ua Domnaill, and other pledges that were from him in Magh-Luirg were restored to him and Mac Diarmada gave rent of protection to Ua Domnaill for Magh-Luirg from that out.

U1499.20

Great raids were made this year by Brian, son of Ua Neill (namely, Domnall), on Mac Domnaill of Clann-Cellaigh, namely, on Gilla-Padraig.

U1500.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 27th of moon, A.D. 1500.

U1500.1

And a year of the Indulgences in Rome it was: to wit, the Golden Door was opened. And it was also a Bissextile year.

U1500.2

O'Ruairc, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan, died this year and Eogan, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, was made king in his place.

U1500.3

Tadhg junior, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, died.

U1500.4

O'Banain (namely, Nicholas) of Daire-Maelain—to wit, one who was vicar in Daire-Maelain and herenagh over a third of the same place—died this year in Clann-in-caich of Ua Raighilligh.

U1500.5

Feradhach, son of Donn junior, son of Donn Mor Mag Uidhir and Brian, son of John, son of Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled,


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were slain by the sons of Conn Ua Neill at Bel-atha-na-marclach.

U1500.6

Gilla-Crist, son of John Mac Caba the Fair, was slain on a night incursion in his own house by Aedh, son of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny and the pillage of the town was done by them also.

U1500.7

Two sons of Donchadh junior, son of Donchadh Mor, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, James and Redmund, were slain by Eogan, son of Donchadh, son of the same Aedh.

U1500.8

The descendants of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, went on inroad on the town of Mac Gilla-ruaidh and the black Gillie (namely, Mag Uidhir), son of Concobur, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, was slain by them and Domnall Blind-eye Mac Gilla-ruaidh and his son and Ruaidhri, son of Domnall Mac Gilla-ruaidh the Short (or, of the pillaging) and other persons and five, or six good horses were carried off with them by them.

U1500.9

Eoghan, son of Feradhach the Stammerer, son of Feradhach, son of Donn, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain by Godfrey Mac Gilla-ruaidh.

U1500.10

A castle was begun by Philip, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, this year on the Rock of Loch-an-tairbh, in his own country.

U1500.11

Gilla-Padraig, son of Flaithbertach, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, was slain by Niall, son of Art Ua Neill and by his sons and great spoils were carried off by them from the sons of Flaithbertach that day.

U1500.12

Brian Blind -eye, son of Niall, son of John the Tawny, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain by Domnall, son of John Ua Neill the Tawny and by the people of Aedh this year, in the door of the castle of Cennard.

U1500.13

Wet weather continuously and very great inclemency this year, from the feast of the Cross in Harvest to after the feast of Patrick, so that it injured much of the


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husbandry and especially the wheat.

U1500.14

Thomas, son of Aedh, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle- axe, was slain this year by Tadhg, son of Thomas, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior and by the Muintir-Mucaidhen. And a pleasant, virtuous man was that man.

U1500.15

A hosting by Ua Domnaill (namely, Aedh the Red) into Tir-Eogain this year, so that he burned the town of Ua Neill, namely, Dun-Genainn and broke down the Old Castle and burned the Crannog of Loch-Laeghuire and returned safe from that expedition to his house.

U1500.16

The castle of the sons of John Ua Neill the Tawny, namely, the castle of Cenn-ard, was taken by the Justiciary, namely, by the Earl of Kildare, that is, by Gerald, son of Earl Thomas and given then to Toirdelbach, son of Conn Ua Neill. And that Toirdelbach was taken by Ua Neill, namely, by Domnall Ua Neill, in the castle of Ua Neill himself, at the end of a half quarter afterwards and his cattle were taken from him and great war arose in the Province Ulster from that.

U1500.17

O'Ferghail, namely, Rughraidhe, son of Irial Ua Ferghail, was slain this year by James, son of Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, son of William Ua Ferghail (one who was as a hostage with Ua Ferghail himself. On Inis-mor of Loch-gamna that was done).

U1500.18

O'Brain of Leinster, namely, Cathair, son of Dunlong O'Brain, was slain this year by some of his own kinsmen.

U1500.19

Sorcha, daughter of Philip, son of Thomas (namely, the black Gillie) Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1500.20

The town of Galway was this year burned for the greater part.

U1500.21

Godfrey junior, son of Godfrey Mag Uidhir the Red, died this year.

U1500.22

The Barrymore was slain this year by his own brother, namely, by David Barry, that is, archdeacon of Cloyne and Cork.


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And David Barry was slain by Thomas Barry and by the Callaghan people and the Earl of Desmond disinterred the body of David at the end of 20 days and made it into dust and ashes.

U1500.23

Fox of Muintir-Tadhgain, namely, Cairpre Fox, was slain this year by Conn, son of Art, son of Conn O'Mail-Shechlainn.

U1500.24

The bishop of Derry died this year: to wit, Domnall Ua Fallamhuin, a Friar Minor of Stricter Observance; one who was laborious and successful in preaching throughout Ireland for 30 years before that.

U1500.25

Mael-Shechlainn the thievish, son of Tadhg, son of Maghnus Ua Flannagain, was hung this year by Mag Uidhir, namely, by John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, in the Lent of the year. And that man (namely, Mael-Shechlainn the thievish) acknowledged that, outside beeves and hogs and sheep, he stole 35 horses from clergy and laity that were not taken nor demanded from him to the time of his death, outside of what was demanded and taken from him up to that.

U1500.26

(This year, two nights before the feast of the Nativity of the Lord, was born Graine, daughter of Gilla-Baedain, namely, of Thomas Mac Maghnusa.)

U1501.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 9th of moon, A.D. 1501.

U1501.1

The son of Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas, son of Thomas junior, son of the black Gillie (namely, the Mag Uidhir), was slain with enormous slaughter around him, on Sliabh-Beatha by the sons of Brian, son of Redmund Mag Mathgamna. And these are the worthies that were slain there with him: to wit, Gilla-Isu, son of Edmund


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Mag Uidhir, and Thomas, son of Donn, son of Edmund Mag Uidhir, and Cormac, son of John, son of the same Edmund, and Ruaidhri the Tawny, son of Edmund Mag Uidhir junior, and Ruaidhri, son of Edmund, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir the long-bearded, and Edmund, son of Aedh, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, and Maghnus the Eoganian, his brother. And there were slain there two sons of Tadhg, son of David, son of the tawny Gillie Mac Maghnusa, namely, Brian and Donchadh, and five others of the same ilk. And in all there were slain there two score and seven on that incursion.

U1501.2

Rughraidhe, son of Ua Concobuir Faly, namely, son of Cathair, son of Conn, son of the Calbach, died.

U1501.3

Rughraidhe, son of Mag Mathgamna (namely, son of Brian, son of Redmond), was slain by the sons of Mag Aenghusa this year.

U1501.4

Mac Caba, namely, Ruaidhri, son of Henry Mac Caba, died this year.

U1501.5

Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Mac Domnaill the Freckled, namely, captain of the gallowglasses of the people of Ua Neill, died.

U1501.6

Niall, son of Art, son of Eogan Ua Neill, namely, an eminent leader, died a month before Christmas.

U1501.7

Somairle, son of Alexander junior, son of Alexander Mor Mac Caba, died shortly before Christmas.

U1501.8

The daughter of Mac Maghnusa died this year: to wit, Mor, daughter of Cathal junior, son of Cathal Mor Mac Maghnusa, namely, wife of Ua Fialain, that is, of Ferghal; an eminent woman without dispute.

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The castle of Sligech was taken this year by ladders stretched from its top down by the sons of Ruaidhri, son of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Conchobuir and by the sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Toirdelbach Carrach. And the Calbach Blind-eye, son of Domnall, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, was slain there, and John, son of Ruaidhri, son of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir, fell by the Calbach on the same spot.

U1501.10

Aibne, son of O'Cathain, namely, son of John O'Cathain, was slain this year by his own very brother, namely, Brian the Fair.

U1501.11

Great raids were made by the sons of Aedh O'Neill upon Mag Mathgamna, namely, Ros, son of Maghnus, this year.

U1501.12

Gilla-na-naem Mac Domnaill (that is, Mac Domnaill of Clann-Ceallaigh, namely, son of Cormac, son of Art Mac Domnaill) was slain by Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, in the beginning of Summer of this year.

U1501.13

Great war arose between the Oirgialla themselves: to wit, the descendants of Aedh the Red and the descendants of Redmond. Mag Mathgamna (namely, Rosa) took his cattle with him into the Lucht-tighi and the descendants of Redmond were put from out the country to the protection of O'Neill. Mag Mathgamna made an inroad upon the descendants of Redmond to Muinechan and they met each


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U1501.13

other by Ath-an-coleir and Toirdelbach (namely, son of the daughter of the Earl), son of Conn, son of Henry O'Neill, was aiding the descendants of Redmond. Toirdelbach, however — to wit, the son of a king of his own years that was best of the Gaedelic blood — was slain there by Mag Mathgamna and John, son of Colla Mac Domnaill, namely, son of Mac Domnaill of the Gallowglasses, and many others were slain there.

U1501.14

John, son of bishop Rosa, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, one who was canon choral in Clochar and parson and herenagh in Achadh-urchuire, died on the Ides 13th of June of this year, in the morning, on the Lord's Day: to wit, a unique man that was the most excellent and most virtuous in the Half of Conn and was most accomplished in every science both in foreign literature and Gaidelic and in lay accomplishments also and was a man who kept a general guest-house.

U1501.15

Great defeat was inflicted in Ard-Macha this year (namely, the feast day of Patrick precisely) upon Scotsmen: to wit, three score of them were slain by the descendants of Aedh O'Neill and by Art, son of Aedh O'Neill and by his kinsmen. And these were the best that were slain there: namely, the son of the lord (Hay) and three sons of Colla, son of Alexander Mac Domnaill, namely, Toirdelbach and Donchadh and Ludar.


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U1502.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 20th of moon, A.D. 1502.

U1502.1

Inroad was made by O'Raighilligh, namely, by John, son of Cathal Ua Raighilligh, on Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, and the level part of the country above Clann-Amhlaim was traversed and burned by them and Edmond, son of Philip Mac Amhlaim the Swarthy, and 5 or 6 others were slain by them. And there were slain from that host, to wit, the son of Ua Raighilligh, namely, Domnall of the Plain, and the son of Mac Mael-Martain, namely, Concobur.

U1502.2

The son of Mac Ribertaigh, namely, Mael-Shechlainn, son of Cu-Connacht Mac Ribertaigh, that is, the son of the ollam of Mag Uidhir in poetry, was killed in treachery this year by Edmond Carrach, Mac Briain Mac Maghnusa and by the son of Mac Rusteil.

U1502.3

Incursion was made by the son of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny and by the sons of Edmund Mag Uidhir on the sons of Flaithbertach Mag Uidhir, whereby they were pillaged, except a little, and wherein was taken Brian the Scarred, son of Flaithbertach and he bruised. And Toirdelbach, son of Flaithbertach, was left for dead and Concobur, son of Tadhg O'Caiside, (namely, an eminent physician) was seriously wounded and died of it.

U1502.4

Donchadh, son of Concobur (namely, son of the Mag Uidhir), son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, died this year of his wound: to wit, he was wounded before that in the defeat of Sliabh-Beatha and died of it at the end. And a noble, well-mannered youth was that person.

U1502.5

O'Baighill, namely, Niall O'Baighill and his two sons were slain by the sons of Toirdelbach O'Baighill this year.

U1502.6

Art, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain this year by Art, son of Conn, son of Henry, son of the same Eogan, and Eogan, son of


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Aedh, son of Art Ua Neill, was slain by Aedh, son of Conn Ua Neill, in the same week.

U1502.7

The monastery of Cavan was negotiated from Rome this year by O'Raighilligh, namely, by John, son of Cathal O'Raighilligh, to the Friars of Stricter Observance against the Friars of Common Life.

U1502.8

Eogan the Poor, son of Niall, son of Henry Ua Neill, died this year.

U1502.9

Cathal, son of Mael-Shechlainn Mag Samradhain the Black, was slain this year by the sons of O'Raighilligh (namely, by the sons of John, son of Cathal), at instigation of the son of Brian and of his sons.

U1502.10

Two abbots who were long in contention respecting the abbacy of Ess-ruadh, namely, Art, son of bishop O'Gallchubair and John Ua Laisdi, died within two days and a night after each other.

U1502.11

The daughter of Ruaidhri Blind-eye Mag Uidhir, namely Medbh, the wife Tadhg Mac Gaillghile had and that bore children to the junior abbot, died this year.

U1502.12

The Coarb of Cluain-eois, namely, James, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, died this year, in an old age of 90 years.

U1502.13

Tadhg, son of Conn, son of Domnall Ua Neill, died this year.

U1502.14

Domnall, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Neill, died this year.

U1502.15

Donn, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1502.16

Domnall, son of Brian Ua Uiginn, preceptor of the schools of Ireland and Scotland in poetry, died.

U1502.17

Very great inclemency in this year, so that it killed very much of the cattle of Ireland and hindered the husbandry of the land in respect to cultivators.

U1502.18

Ruaidhri, son of Muircertach O'Flannagain, was slain by the descendants of Aedh O'Ruairc.

U1502.19

Inroad was made by Mag Uidhir (namely, John) and by Aedh Ua Domnaill into Dartraighe of Con-inis upon the son of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny and the town of the son of John the Tawny


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and the whole country were burned bare by them and the stock of the country fled before them and the Oirghialla from the river of the Eoganach inwards and the descendants of Feidhlimidh O'Raighilligh and the descendants of Donchadh Mag Uidhir overtook them. But Mag Uidhir and the son of O'Domnaill went by force triumphantly from all those and persons were slain by them of the pursuers, under the son (namely, Feidhlimidh) of Concobur, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Raighilligh and so on.

U1503.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 1st of moon, A.D. 1503.

U1503.1

Mag Uidhir died this year, namely, John, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mor (that is, the black Gillie) Mag Uidhir: the unique choice of a sub-king of Ireland about that time and the one Gaidhel who was of most mercy and humanity that was in his own time and best maintained and defended his own territory and land against the power of border lands and had best sway and rule in church and state. He died in his own great stronghold in Inis-Sgeillinn, on the 7th Kalend of the month of April Mar. 26, Sunday precisely, with victory of Unction and penance, after hearing Mass. And he was buried in the monastery of Dun-na-Gall, he having chosen to be buried in it and so on.

U1503.2

Mac William de Burgh, namely, Tibbot, son of Walter de Burgh died this year.

U1503.3

The son of O'Domnaill, namely, Donchadh of the Thumbs, was taken by the sons of Conn O'Neill this year. And Scots that were with the sons of Conn took him with them to meet O'Domnnaill himself, and Domnall, son of O'Domnaill, mutilated Donchadh on that occasion and he died of it and so on.

U1503.4

Brian, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1503.5

Edmund, son of Eogan, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, was slain on a night incursion by the sons of Brian, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir and the son of Edmund himself was slain there and the son of Cormac,


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son of Aedh Mag Uidhir and the son of Toirdelbach O'Maeladuin were slain there also, the night of Tuesday after Easter.

U1503.6

The wife of the king of the Saxons died this year: to wit, the daughter of king Edward IV. and Isibel was her name; a woman that was of the greatest charity and humanity from Italy to Ireland. And the daughter of the king of Castile was given in her place to the king.

U1503.7

A summons from the king of the Saxons this year to the Justiciary, that is, to the Earl of Kildare, namely, to Gerald, son of Earl Thomas, and he went on ship the Sunday Ap. 30 before May Day in the town of Ath-cliath.

U1503.8

Mac Domnaill the Gallowglas, namely, John, son of Somairle Mor Mac Domnaill was slain this year by the sons of Colla Mac Domnaill and Colla himself was proclaimed Mac Domnaill after that.

U1503.9

The Mape was slain this year in his own castle by the sons of Edmund, son of Glaisne Ua Raighilligh and great war arose between Foreigners and Gaedhil from that and great injuries also came on the Foreigners from that war and Fitz Simon was slain by the Gaidhil and so on.

U1503.10

The son of Ua Cathain, namely, Richard, was mutilated by his own brother, namely, by Domnall Ua Cathain the cleric.

U1503.11

The Justiciary, namely, the Earl of Kildare, that is, Gerald, son of Thomas, came with great honour from the king of the Saxons to Ireland this year, at the end of a week of Harvest. And his son, who was eight years in London in pledge of constancy of loyalty from him with the king, was brought with him by him and a wife had been given to his son in the east, namely, the daughter of an Earl.

U1503.12

The son of Thomas Plunket,


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namely, Alexander, a man of great dignity and the Foreign person who was best in his own time, died this year. And he died in the days in which the Earl came and so on.

U1504.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 12th of moon, A.D. 1504. The prior of Loch-derg, namely, Toirdelbach, son of bishop Mag Uidhir, died this year—on his falling from a stone staircase in the town of Ath-buidhe—and was buried in the monastery of Cavan. And an excellent virtuous, much-learned man was that Toirdelbach. And he was canon choral in Clochar and parson in Daire-Maelain and prior over Loch-derg simultaneously. And about the feast of Patrick he died.

U1504.1

O'Caiside of Cuil died this year: namely, Pierce, son of Thomas O'Caiside; to wit, the medical ollam of Mag Uidhir and a recognised master in literature and in physic, in theory and in practice and a man that kept a general guest-house for everyone. And he died of the King's Game.

U1504.2

Mael-Shechlainn, son of Aithirne Ua Eoghusa, died this year of the same disease.

U1504.3

Andrew Mag Craith, namely, son of the coarb of the Termon of Dabeog, died this year. And there was not during his own time in Ireland at that time a son of a termoner that had greater respect and honour and kept a better guest-house than he.

U1504.4

The son of Mac Diarmata of Magh-Luirg, namely, Concobur, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata, was slain this year by Maelruanaigh, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata.

U1504.5

Art, son of Cairbre, son of Aedh Ua Neill, and his son and his brother were slain by the descendants of Redmund Mag Mathgamna this year.


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U1504.6

Somairle Aneloigh, son of Aenghus Mac Domnaill, namely, captain of the Scots whom Mag Uidhir (that is, Concobur) had, was taken this year by Aedh, son of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny and many of the Scots were some taken and some slain by him also.

U1504.7

Brian, son of Mag Uidhir, namely, son of John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1504.8

The vicar of Cluain-eois, namely, Ruaidhri, son of the senior lit. great Coarb Mag Mathgamna, died this year.

U1504.9

The Abbot of Cluain-eois, namely, Gilla-Padraig, son of Henry Ua Connalaigh, died this year (of the King's Game), after the bishopric of Clochar was obtained for him.

U1504.10

The abbot of Cenannus, namely, Philip, son of bishop O'Raighilligh and his other brother (that is, Eogan), namely, a canon that was in the same town, died this year of that King's Game also.

U1504.11

A hosting by the Justiciary, that is, the Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Earl Thomas —and very great part of the Gaidhil of Ireland went along with him, to wit: O'Domnaill and O'Raighilligh and Mag Mathgamna and O'Ferghail and O'Concobuir Faly and the Gaidhil of all the Half of Conn, except O'Neill alone—on Mac William of Clann-Ricaird. And O'Briain came in aid of Mac William. And they met each other in Clann-Ricaird, on Cnoc-tuagh, and a spirited battle is fought between them, to which was not found the like in the latter time. So that heard afar from those bands were the battling of the battle-heroes and feats of the champions and rush of the royal-heirs, and thunder of the troops and bruit of the bands in being imperilled; the courage and impetuosity of the youths and of the striplings and the enthusiasm of the brave men in their cutting down, and the prevailing of the nobles over the lowly.


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U1504.11

Howbeit, the battle is gained on Mac William and on Ua Briain and slaughter is inflicted on them. And the place wherein were nine battalions of gallowglasses in compact array of battle, there escaped not alive of them but one thin battalion alone.

And it was impossible to put an estimate on the slain horsemen, or on the footmen there, so that the field became uneven from those heaps of slaughter, with the multitude of spears and of swords and of battle-shields and of corpses cross-thrown, confused and of slain youths stretched stark-dead and of gillies beardless, loathsome, unsightly. So that slaughter of the Momonians was inflicted in that great conflict. And there fell many multitudes of the forces of the Earl on the other side. Howbeit, the Earl returned to his house on that occasion with triumph of overthrow and 4 or the children of Mac William, namely, 2 sons and 2 daughters, with him also.

U1504.12

A treacherous attack was made on Ua Neill (namely, on Domnall) this year by his own people, namely, by Tadhg Ua hOgain and by his sons, in the castle of Ua Neill himself and the castle was taken by them. And God turned upon themselves in that same hour and the town was taken from them and Tadhg himself and two of his sons were hung and the third man of them was mutilated on the same day.

U1504.13

A night incursion was made by Philip, son of Edmund Mag Uidhir, into Lucht-tighi of Mag Mathgamna and Eogan


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the Red, son of Conn, son of Maghnus Mag Mathgamna and another brother of his were slain by him. And a large pursuing party followed Philip and 9 of his people were taken from him, inclusive of the son of Redmond (namely, Donn), son of Brian, son of Henry Mag Uidhir and of other persons that are not reckoned here. And Philip himself and the other part of his people escaped by force triumphantly and so on.

U1504.14

Thomas the Red, son of the abbot (namely, abbot of Lis-gabail), that is, son of William, son of bishop Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1504.15

Flaithbertach, son of Failghe, son of Brian Mac Caba, was killed this year by Brian, son of Alexander Mac Caba, in a quarrel.

U1504.16

Mag Samradhain, namely, Edmond Mag Samradhain, died this year.

U1504.17

O'Cianain, namely, Gilla-Padraig, son of Tadhg O'Cianain, died.

U1505.0

Kalends of Jan. on Wed., 23rd of moon, A.D. 1505.

U1505.1

Mag Carthaigh the Swarthy, namely, Finghin Mag Carthaigh, died this year.

U1505.2

The abbot of the monastery of Magh-Cosgain, namely, the abbot O'Cathain, was hung by Ruaidhri, son of Maghnus Ua Cathain, this year.

U1505.3

Cairpre, son of Brian Ua Uiginn, died of a fit this year.

U1505.4

O'Domnuill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, son of Toirdelbach O'Domnuill of the Wine, died this year. And there came not from Brian Borumha, or from Cathal Red-hand ob. 1224, down a king, or lord, that was of better sway and rule and was of more power than that king. And it was he that preserved lordship from the Mountain down against the Connacians for the Conallians and exacted the rent of Inis-Eogain and the military service of Cenel-Moen from the O'Neill Clans. And it was by him was founded the monastery of Friars Minor of Stricter Observance


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in Tir-Conaill, namely, in Dun-na-Gall. So that it were fitting to name him the Augustus of the whole northwest of Europe. And he died after victory of Unction and penance, in the 78th year of his age and in the 44th year of his lordship, on Friday, the 5th of the Ides 11th of July, in his own stronghold, in Dun-na-Gall and was buried on Saturday in the monastery of Dun-na-Gall.

U1505.5

The prior of Fobhair, namely, Edmund the Dark, of the family of the Knight, namely, of Fitz Simon, died.

U1505.6

Feidhlimidh, son of Niall, son of Art Ua Neill, was slain by the sons (of Brian, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir).

U1505.7

A hosting by the son of O'Domnaill, namely, Aedh junior, son of Aedh the Rough, into Tir-Eogain and the town of O'Neill (namely, the town of Domnall O'Neill) and the town of Aedh, son of Domnall O'Neill, and the town of Brian, son of Domnall O'Neill, were burned by him and from Abhann-mor inward was traversed by him without opposition, without contest. And he sat under Castle Derg on his return and the castle was taken by him and his own warders were left in it and he went from that to Cell-mic-nEnain and was proclaimed king over Tir Conaill, on the 2nd day of the month of August, by will of God and men and so on.

U1505.8

A hosting by Ua Neill, namely, by Domnall, into Dartraighe of Oirgialla and the country was wasted and pillaged by him and Aedh, son of John the Tawny, son of Eogan Mag Mathgamna, was slain there and so on. And Ua Neill went to his house from that expedition with triumph of victory.

U1505.9

Domnall, son of Art O'Neill, was slain by Brian, son of


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Conn O'Neill.

U1505.10

Mac Domnaill the Gallowglas, namely, constable of O'Neill, namely, Colla, son of another Colla, was slain in treachery in Ard-Macha by the sons of Gilla-espuic, son of Somairle Mac Domnaill the Red.

U1505.11

The daughter of the Earl of Kildare (that is, Earl Gerald), namely, wife of the baron of Slane the daughter of Sir William Welles died of the plague. And the wife of the great baron had died from the same cause.

U1505.12

Wet weather continually this year, so that it destroyed the crops of Ireland in great part and especially in Fir-Manach.

U1505.13

Patrick O'Feidhil, namely, a Friar Minor of Stricter Observance and a distinguished, honoured preacher in Ireland and in Scotland, died. And he died in the monastery of Tech-Molaigi and was buried in it.

U1505.14

Eogan, son of Edmund Mag Uidhir, was slain by the sons of Gilla-Padraic Mag Uidhir in pursuit of a prey. And Fergus Mor Mac Caba was slain by the sons of Gilla-Padraic in the same melee.

U1505.15

The prior of Daim-inis, namely, Laurence, son of the great prior Ua Flannagain, died.

U1505.16

Cormac, son of Cormac Ua Flannagain, died.

U1505.17

Concobur O'Caiside the Swarthy died: to wit, a humane man, of good industry and a good laborious master and a man who kept a guest-house and so on.

U1505.18

Eogan Mac Amhlaim the Black died.

U1505.19

The son of Mag Uidhir, namely, Toirdelbach, son of John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir and two sons of Tadhg Mac Gaffraigh and Tadhg Mac Gaillghille junior, 18 persons in all, were drowned in one cot on Finnloch this year.

U1505.20

O'Fedaigh of the Plain of Tulach, namely, Aedh


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O'Fedaigh died this year.

U1505.21

John de Burgh was slain by the sons of Ulick de Burgh.

U1505.22

The daughter of Mag Samradhain, namely, Una, wife of Failghe, son of Domnall Ua Raighilligh the White, died this year.

U1505.23

The Gloomy Gillie, Mac-an-caich Ua Raighilligh, was slain in his own house by a gamester of his own sept with one thrust of knife, the night of Easter Monday.

U1505.24

William Mag Treinfher junior died this year of disease of his leg.

U1505.25

Isabel, daughter of Gilla-na-naem Ua Droma, died.

U1506.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 4th of moon, A.D. 1506.

U1506.1

The son of Mag Uidhir, namely, Aedh, son of Edmund, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior, was slain this year by the sons of Conn O'Neill and by Philip, son of Gilla-Padraig Mag Uidhir, in pursuit of a prey which the son of O'Neill, namely, Aedh, son of Conn O'Neill, carried off from Cuil-na-nairther.

U1506.2

The son of Godfrey Mag Uidhir the Red, namely, Maghnus, died.

U1506.3

The son of Brian of Tellach-Eathach, namely, Feidhlimidh, died.

U1506.4

James, son of Philip, son of the the black Gillie Mag Uidhir, died.

U1506.5

Thomas, son of Oliver Plunket, was slain by the clan of Mathgamain Ua Raighilligh, namely, by the Calbach, son of Feidlimidh and by his sons. And war of Foreigners and Gaidhil arose through that.

U1506.6

Paidin Ua Mael-Conaire, unique choice of Ireland in poetry and in history, died of a fit, the night of Little Easter Monday and so on.

U1506.7

The son of Ua Cathain, namely, Brian the Fair, son of John Ua Cathain, was slain by Domnall, son of Niall, son of Henry, son of Eogan Ua Neill. And a son to that Brian, namely, Maghnus Ua Cathain, was slain by Donchadh in the same quarter of


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the year.

U1506.8

Thomas Mag Coscraigh the Tawny, namely, herenagh of Cluain-eosain-eois, died.

U1506.9

Mac Uibhilin namely, Walter, son of Cormac, son of Jenkin Mac Uibhlin, was slain by O'Cathain, namely, by Thomas, son of Aibne O'Cathain and by the sons of John O'Cathain, namely, by Donchadh and by Domnall the cleric. And there were slain along with him there two sons of Tuathal O'Domnaill and two sons of O'Hara and three sons of O'Buighellain and two sons of O'Chuinn. And, moreover, there fell 14 men of the worthies of his people along with him. And on the vigil of Lammas Day that was done.

U1506.10

The town of Ath-truim was burned in very great part on the side beyond the water by fire of lightning this year.

U1506.11

Aedh the Red, son of Glaisne Mag Mathgamna, was slain by O'Raighilligh, namely, by John, son of Cathal O'Raighilligh and by his sons this year.

U1506.12

Mag Murchaidh was slain this year in wresting a prey from him which he took in Fern-magh.

U1506.13

Rughraidhe, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, was wounded dangerously in the eye by shot of arrow in pursuit of prey which Edmund, son of Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, took off from part of Tellach-Eathach.

U1506.14

Great war and many injuries took place between the two Philips, namely, Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir and Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, through that and so on.

U1506.15

Division of territory was mooted this year between the descendants of Philip Mag Uidhir. And it was Ruaidhri, son of Brian Mag Uidhir and his sons that were demanding that division, and Philip, son of Brian, brought Scots, namely, Somairle Aneloigh with his people, to him and a raid was made by them on Ruaidhri. But Ruaidhri and Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, went in pursuit of the prey. The son of Toirdelbach was asking not to make the pursuit that day


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and to make peace. Ruaidhri disregarded advice and the prey was pursued by them. The Scots turned against them and overcame them and Ruaidhri was taken there and his son, namely, John Mag Uidhir, was slain. And Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, was dangerously wounded in his foot and taken there and left out quickly after that. And destruction of the whole country came of that, both church and laity, such as came not for a long time before that and so on.

U1506.16

Domnall O'Craidhain, namely, an honourable, conscientious merchant, died of a fit, in hearing Mass in the monastery of Dun-na-Gall, this year.

U1506.17

Mac Briain Mac Maghnusa, namely, Murchadh—one who was styled the black Gillie—son of Thomas junior, son of Thomas Mor, son of Brian, died this year (namely, the night of Great Christmas), after spending very much of his time in keeping a guest-house and so on.

U1506.18

Maghnus Mac Amhlaim, namely, son of Brian, son of Amlam Mag Uidhir, died.

U1507.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 15th of moon, A.D. 1507.

U1507.1

Henry, son of Aodh O'Neill, an eminent leader and a person who had best knowledge of every science in his own time, died this year about the feast May 3 of Holy Cross.

U1507.2

O'Flannagain, namely, Muircertach, son of Muircertach O'Flannagain, died of a fit in the beginning of Spring of this year.

U1507.3

The daughter of Mag Uidhir, namely, Graine, daughter of Edmund Mag Uidhir, wife of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, died this year: to wit, a woman charitable, humane, conscientious, truly hospitable.

U1507.4

The monastery of Clogher was burned this year about the feast of Patrick.

U1507.5

Feidhlimidh Mag Uinsennain died: to wit, the brehon of Ua Domnaill and


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Official of Tir Conaill and an eminent cleric and person that was most conscientious and charitable in his time.

U1507.6

Niall, son of Conn, son of Aodh the Tawny, son of Brian O'Neill the Freckled, was taken this year by the people of Carraig-Ferghusa and he was a while in captivity and 16 hostages were exacted from him at his being let out. And that same castle was taken by Niall, son of Conn, and the mayor of the town was taken there.

U1507.7

The church of Achadh-beithi was burned this year and very much of the chattel of all the country was burned in it. And a year is wanting from 50 years from the first burning unto that and 20 years elapsed also from the second burning.

U1507.8

Edmond, son of Thomas junior, son of another Thomas Mag Uidhir, died this year of an illness of one night.

U1507.9

Mag Craith, namely, Thomas and Mac Conmidhi, namely, Solomon and Ua Cuill, namely, Cennfaolaigh and Ua Dalaigh the Fair, namely, Godfrey and Ua Dalaigh the Carbrian, namely, Aonghus and Ua Gerain, namely, John—all these poets slept this year in Christ.

U1508.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 26th of moon, A.D. 1508.

U1508.1

The son of Mag Mathgamna, namely, Redmond junior, son of another Redmond Mag Mathgamna, was slain this year in the church of Magh-da-claine, the feast day of Patrick, by the son of Mag Uidhir, namely, by Philip, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir. And in this way that befell, to wit: Philip went in honour of Patrick to hear Service to the town and, whilst they were hearing Mass in the church, Redmond junior came with a large force around the church and fires were lighted by them at the four angles of the church. And the son of Mag Uidhir


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said felicitously, auspiciously that he would not allow the church of Patrick to be burned and animated his people to act well. And Philip and his kinsmen went forth in the name of God and Patrick and Redmond junior was thrown from his horse and slain and his foster-brother, namely, the son of Brian Mac Gilla-Brighde the Red, was slain along with him and prisoners were taken there also. And the names of God and Patrick was were magnified through that.

U1508.2

Donchadh (namely, Donchadh Blind-eye), son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1508.3

Philip, son of Brian, son of Feidhlimidh O'Raighilligh, namely, a leader and man that kept a guest-house and the person who, of those that were in Garb-trian at that time, had best knowledge of every science, died this year, Easter Friday precisely, after victory of Unction and penance.

U1508.4

O'Domnaill, namely, Aodh, son of Aodh O'Domnaill the Red, went with a fleet on Loch-Erne this year and the castle of Inis-Scillin was got by him from Ruaidhri Mag Uidhir. And O'Domnaill gave that castle to Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir. And the hostages of the country were got by him also. And O'Neill (namely, Domnall) and Mag Uidhir (namely, Concabur) went to Inis-Sceillin and he was submitted to by them and Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, broke down his own castle for fear of O'Domnaill and the sons of Brian left the country: that is, Ruaidhri went to Ua Ruairc and Philip, to Art junior, son of Conn O'Neill. And great war arose


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between the descendants of Philip Mag Uidhir from that.

U1508.5

The son of O'Ruairc, namely, Tigernan junior, son of Eogan, son of another Tigernan, was slain by John, son of Tigernan O'Ruairc the Fair, this year.

U1508.6

Inroad was made by the sons of Donchadh Mag Uidhir, namely, by Thomas and by Philip and by Feidhlimidh and by the sons of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny, on Mag Uidhir, namely, on Concabur. And Mag Uidhir overtook them and overcame them and Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, was slain by him and Brian, son of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny, was struck down and taken by him.

U1508.7

Somairle the Lame, son of another Somairle Mac Domnaill, captain of gallowglasses of the people of O'Neill, died this year.

U1508.8

Great raids were made by Art, son of Conn O'Neill, on Cenel-Feradhaigh, and Eogan the Red, son of O'Neill, overtook the sons of Mac Cathmail and Aonghus, son of Somairle Mac Domnaill the Lame, was slain under Art and Art himself escaped by force and the preys were carried off with him by him.

U1508.9

Niall, son of Alexander Mac Caba and Henry, son of Brian Mac Caba, died this year.

U1509.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 7th of moon, A.D. 1509.

U1509.1

O'Neill, lord of Tir-Eogain, namely, Domnall O'Neill, died this year and Art, son of Aodh O'Neill, was made king in his place.

U1509.2

O'Baighill, namely, Edmond the Tawny, son of Niall, was slain by Concobur O'Baighill junior with one thrust of a spear in the night.

U1509.3

Philip, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, an eminent leader, died about the feast of Brigit of this year.

U1509.4

Eogan, son of Conn, son of Aodh O'Neill the Tawny, died this year.

U1509.5

Donchadh Mag Ruaidhri, herenagh of Machaire-na-croisi, died this year.

U1509.6

The son of O'Neill, namely, Art, son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eogan O'Neill, was


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taken in treachery by Art of the Castle, son of Niall, son of Art, son of Eogan O'Neill —and he had gossipred seven times with him—and it happened thus: he brought him on invitation to himself in his own castle and gave him into the custody of Ua Domnnaill.

U1509.7

Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, namely, Ulick, an eminent leader, a man of hospitality and prowess, died this year.

U1509.8

A hosting by the Justiciary, namely, by the Earl of Kildare, into Tir-Eogain, at instigation of the sons of Conn O'Neill the Tawny and the castle of Dun-Genainn, namely, the castle of O'Neill, was got by the sons of Conn Ua Neill before the Earl came around it and the Earl went from that under the castle of the Oghmagh and it was taken by him. And Toirdelbach, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, was taken there and Eogan Mac Suibhne the Red, the one that stretched hand to Art, son of Conn, to take him in the same castle, was taken there. And the castle was broken down by the Earl after that and the Earl returned in triumph to his house from that expedition.

U1509.9

Thomas, son of Redmund Mag Uidhir, was slain in the host of O'Domnaill in Magh-Luirg.

U1509.10

And inroad was made by Brian, son of Conn O'Neill, on the descendants of the daughter of Mac Murchadha on the margin of Loch-Laoghaire and Henry junior, son of another Henry junior O'Neill, and two sons of Niall Gapped-tooth O'Neill, namely, Eogan and Brian, were slain there and 54 horses were wrested from them immediately.

U1510.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 18th of moon, A.D. 1510.

U1510.1

A host was led by Gerald, Earl of Kildare, namely, Justiciary of Ireland, into the province of Munster, when he built a castle in despite of the Gaidhil of Munster in Carraic-Cital. And Ua Domnaill, namely, Aodh, son of


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Aodh the Red, follows him through Meath into Munster with a small force and they march together into Ella and take the castle of Cenn-tuirc and harry the country and go after that into great Desmond and take the castle of the Pailis and the castles along the Maing in their entirety and go safe backwards into county Limerick. Afterwards, they make reunion of the host and the Geraldines of Munster assemble under James, son of the Earl of Desmond and the Foreigners of Munster assemble beside and Mag Carthaigh the Swarthy, namely, Domnall, son of Diarmait, son of Finghin and Cormac junior, son of Cormac, son of Tadhg and the Foreigners and Gaidhil of Meath and Leinster and all go to Limerick. And Toirdelbach, son of Tadhg O'Briain, king of Thomond and Mac Conmara and the Sil-Aodha and Clann-Ricaird mustered a large host against them. And the Earl with his host went through Belach-na-fadhbaighe and Belach-an-gamna, until he reached a very good bridge of wood that was made by O'Briain across the Shannon and he breaks the bridge and remains a night in camp in the country. And O'Briain with his host made a camp by their side, so that each portion of them used to hear the conversation, or the story-telling, that was being done by the other half. Upon the morrow, the Earl arranges his host and places the Foreigners and Gaidhil of Munster in front and places the Foreigners of Meath and Ath-cliath on the

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rear of the host. O'Domnaill dismounts with the small force he had lit. there was and remains on the rear, amidst the Foreigners. They take the shortest way to Limerick, through Moin-na-brathar and those hosts of the Sil-Briain attack the host of the Foreigners and there were slain by them there baron Kent and Barnwell of Circistown and other noble persons who are not reckoned here. And the host of the Foreigners depart in plight of defeat and the host of the Sil-Briain return with exultation and with many chattels. And there was not of Foreigners or of Gaidhil of the two sides any arm that was of more fame that day than that of O'Domnaill, in bringing off the rear of the host of the Foreigners.

U1510.2

Mac-an-baird of Tir-Conaill, namely, Eogan the Red, died in Inis-mic-an-duirn this year.

U1510.3

O'Fialain, namely, Ferghal, son of Eogan, one eminent in poetry and humanity, died.

U1510.4

Eogan, son of Brian O'Uiginn, preceptor of Connacht in poetry, died.

U1510.5

Ua Domnall, namely, Aodh, son of Aodh the Red, lord of Tir-Conaill and of Lower Connacht and of Cenel-Moen and of Inis-Eogain and of Fir-Manach, went in the midst of his age and power, in despite of everyone, on a pilgrimage to Rome.

U1510.6

O'Raghalligh, namely, John, son of Cathal, died this year. And it is by him was established the Minor Order of Stricter Observance in Cavan.

U1511.0

Kalends of Jan. on 4th feria, 29th of moon, AD. 1511.

U1511.1

Art junior, son of Conn O'Neill, who was in custody with O'Domnaill at his departure, was let out by Maghnus, son of O'Domnaill, from his captivity, without leave from O'Domnaill and his Art's son, namely, Niall junior, went in his stead in pledge for fulfilment.

U1511.2

O'Concobuir Faly, namely, Cathair, son of Conn, son of the Calbach, the Gaidhel who was the best in hospitality and prowess,


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fame and noble deeds, that was in Ireland during his time, was slain by the sons of Tadhg O'Concobuir and by the sons of John O'Concobuir the Freckled, close by Mainistir-Feorais. And the whole territory then was under the power of the Earl of Kildare after that.

U1511.3

A hosting by O'Neill, namely, Art, son of Aodh, into Tir Conaill, whereon he burned the Glen of the river Finn and Tir-Enna and the Lacan. And he goes after that to Inis and very severe illness seizes him and he returns to his country and brings the hostages of O'Dochartaigh with him.

U1511.4

O'Domnaill, namely, Aodh, came from Rome, after experiencing much danger on sea and on land and after obtaining great favours and plenary Indulgence from the Pope, And he received honourable reception in going and in returning and got large donatives from the king of the Saxons; for not often did anyone that left Ireland receive an equal amount of honour as he got from the king. And he came to land in Cairlinn and he prostrate lit. violent from fever and he was long lying ill in Meath and came safe to his house at the end of a year and a half from the time in which he went.

U1511.5

Cenel-Feradhaigh was raided by Maghnus Ua Domnaill and other great raids were also done by him on the descendants of Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir this year.

U1511.6

O'Dochartaigh, namely, John, son of Domnall, son of Concabur, died this year and Concabur Carrach was made O'Dochartaigh.

U1512.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 10th of moon, A.D. 1512.

U1512.1

Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian O'Neill the Freckled, lord of Trian-Conghail and a man of general hospitality to sages and to folk of erudition and a man that increased Orders and churches and every


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goodness beside and the ornament of the East of Ireland, died in Carraic-Ferghusa after Communion and Sacrifice. And he was buried honourably in the monastery of the Friars Minor.

U1512.2

A hosting by Gerald, Earl of Kildare, namely, the Justiciary of Ireland, against Trian-Congail, whereon he took the castle of Bel-Fersti and broke down the castle of Mac Eoin and harried the Glens and much of the country. And he took Aedh the son of Niall, son of Conn O'Neill and other hostages also with him, in pledge of compliance with his own award.

U1512.3

Great war arose between O'Domnaill, namely, Aodh and O'Neill, namely, Art, son of Aodh and another war also between O'Domnaill and Mac William, namely, Edmond, son of Ricard. And O'Domnaill engages 1500 axes in Lower Connacht and in Tir-Conaill and in Fir-Manach. O'Domnaill proceeds from Derry with a few horsemen and takes the castle of Bel-in-clair in the country of Galenga and leaves warders in it and goes back into Tir-Fiachrach. Mac William musters and goes towards the town and, on that being learned by O'Domnaill, he attacks the town again and Mac William abandons the town to him and goes to put provision and warders into the castle of Escir-abhann in Tir-Fiachrach. On that being learned by O'Domnaill, O'Domnaill pursues him across Sliabh-gamh. On this being notified to Mac William, he leaves his son and other warders in the town and goes forward himself to Ard-na-riag. O'Domnaill catches sight of him and he is pursued and they come between Mac William and the ford. And Mac William by swimming escapes despite them from it with a few and the escaped part of his people is followed beyond the river Muaidh and many horses and much armour were


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wrested from them and they went themselves in plight of defeat. O'Domnaill sits under the castle of Escir-abhann and takes the place at end of four days and breaks it down straightway and takes the son of Mac William (namely, Ulick) and the other warders and comes safe to his house.

U1512.4

A hosting by O'Domnaill, with the nobles of Lower north Connacht with him, into Tir-Eogain, whereon he burned on every side until he reached Dun-Genainn. O'Neill makes peace with him, after he was a week in the country and he goes from that against the Oghmagh. He builds in a week there the castle that had been broken down before that 1509 by the Earl of Kildare and leaves warders in it.

U1512.5

A hosting by Gerald, Earl of Kildare, Justiciary of Ireland, past Ath-luain into Connacht: he raids and burns Cluain-conninn and takes Ros-comain and leaves warders in it. He goes from that into Magh-Luirg and takes the castle of Baile-na-huama and destroys much of the country. O'Domnaill comes with a large host on foot through the Corr-sliabh to confer with the Earl and turns back the same night and gave leave to raid the country on the march and a party of big people is slain at Belach-buidhe without any notable feat being done. And he sits down then in Sligech and destroyed the district of the descendants of Brian O'Concobuir.

U1512.6

Margaret, daughter of Concobur O'Briain, queen of Lower Connacht, from the Mountain down, first and wife of O'Ruairc after—the unique woman who, of what were in Ireland in her time, was of best fame and hospitality and housekeeping and was richest in gold and silver and in every other valuable—died and was buried in a wooden church she built herself for the Friars Minor close by Druim-da-ethiar.

U1512.7

Art, son of Conn


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O'Domnaill, died suddenly of an attack of illness in the monastery of Dun-na-Gall.

U1512.8

O'Cleirigh, namely, Tuathal, ollam of O'Domnaill in poetry, died.

U1512.9

Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir and his sons and Thomas, son of Maghnus Mag Samradhain, went on an inroad into Tellach-Eathach and a raid was made by them on Toirdelbach, son of Aodh Mag Samradhain. And Toirdelbach himself, one who was tanist in the country, was slain in pursuit of that prey. And they went from that against the crannog of Mag Samradhain and the crannog was taken by them and Mag Samradhain himself was taken by them and he ill, and he was left by them, as they could not take him with them. And the son of O'Raghalligh, namely, Edmond the Red, son of Cathal, son of Aodh O'Raghalligh, overtook those Fir-Manach and the son of Maghnus and overcame them. And Donchadh, son of Redmund, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain by them and Philip, son of Eogan, son of Domnall Mag Uidhir the Freckled and Aodh, son of Eogan, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir senior and Muircertach Mag Murchaidh the Red and many others were taken from them.

U1512.10

The sons of Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, arose against Gilla-Padraig, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir. And O'Flannagain, namely, Maghnus, son of Gilbert and his sons and his kinsmen were aiding the son of Philip. And they went against each other and the brother of O'Flannagain, namely, Gilla-Isu and the son of O'Flannagain, namely, James, were wounded and both died at the end of a novena. And two of the people of the sons of Philip, son of Brian, namely, Toirdelbach Gapped -tooth, son of Cathal, son of Art and Feradhach Mac Samradhain the Tawny, were slain there.

U1512.11

Inroad was made by Domnall, son of Brian,


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son of Domnall O'Neill, on Gilla-Padraic, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir. And the descendants of Flaithbertach Mag Uidhir took sides with the son of Brian. And they went on the townland of Bun-abhann and a prey was taken by them. But they were defeated and the prey was wrested from them and part of their people were part drowned and part slain, around the son of Maghnus, son of Brian, son of Concabar Mag Uidhir junior, between the townland of Bun-abhann and Inis-mor. And the son of Brian was himself taken in Tamnach-an-reta, in the land of the Ard of Muintir-Luinin, and nine of his people were drowned at Caradh-Muintire-Banain the same day.

U1513.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 21st of moon A.D. 1513.

U1513.1

Rosa, son of Maghnus Mag Mathgamna, lord of Oirgialla, died.

U1513.2

Tadhg, son of Mael-Shechlainn O'Cellaigh, lord of Ui-Maine, died.

U1513.3

Master Maurice O'Fithcellaigh, Doctor of Divinity and Friar Minor, the unique cleric of most fame and consideration that was in the east or west during his time, after his being two score years in Italy lecturing and composing glosses on the Scripture, came to land in Galway, being archbishop of Tuam, and had a plenary Indulgence for every one who should be at his Mass the first day he should arrive at Tuam. And after ordering a certain day for that and the Men of Ireland in great part proceeding to meet him, he died in Galway, to the grief of the men of Ireland after him.

U1513.4

Octavian de Spinellis, namely, primate of Ard-Macha,


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rested in Christ.

U1513.5

Gerald, Earl of Kildare, namely, deputy of the king, the unique Foreigner who was the best and was of most power and fame and estimation and did most of seizure on the Gaidhil and built most of castles for Foreigners and broke down most castles of Gaidhil and was of best right and rule and gave most of his own substance to the men of Ireland, died a death of Unction and penance in Kildare. And he was buried in Christ Church in the town of Ath-cliath, to the grief of very many of the Foreigners and Gaidhil after him.

U1513.6

A hosting by Piers, son of James Butler, into Ui-Mic-coille in Munster, whereon he raided and burned the country. Another hosting by him, with O'Cerbaill and with the sons of Mac Murchadha, whereon he burned Baile-an-gargha of UiConaill and much of the rest of the country.

U1513.7

O'Domnaill, namely, Aodh, son of Aodh the Red, went, with small force, to Scotland, at invitation by letters of the king of Scotland, when he received great honour and donatives from the king. And, on his being a quarter with the king and having changed the king of Scotland's intent as to going to Ireland, O'Domnaill comes safe to his house, after encountering great peril on sea.

U1513.8

A hosting by the O'Neill, namely, Art, son of Aodh, into Trian-Conghail, whereon he burned Magh-Line and raided the Glens. And Aedh son of Niall, son of Conn O'Neill and Mac Uibhilin overtake part of the host and Aodh, son of Art Ua Neill, was slain on that occasion. The host and the pursuing party meet each other on the morrow and Mac Uibhilin, namely, Richard, son of Rughraidhe and a band of Scots are slain. And O'Neill comes safe to his house after that.

U1513.9

O'Breislen, namely, Domnall, son of Concobur O'Breislen, that is, the ollam of


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Mag Uidhir in law, died this year.

U1513.10

The son of Mag Uidhir, namely, Domnall, son of John Mag Uidhir, was taken by the Coarb Mag Uidhir shortly before Christmas and Donn, son of Concobur, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain on the spot.

U1513.11

Inroad was made by Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, into Clann-Conghail and great raids were done by him and Art, son of Aodh, son of Domnall O'Neill, was taken by him and John, son of Niall, son of Brian O'Neill the Tawny and two sons of Mac Cinath were slain by him.

U1513.12

O'Ceallaigh of Ui- Maine, namely, Donchadh, son of Mael-Shechlainn O'Ceallaigh, died this year.

U1513.13

Two sons of Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, namely, Edmond and Redmond, were slain by the sons of O'Flannagain in eric of their brothers whom those slew before that.

U1513.14

A hosting by the king of Scotland, with the nobles of Scotland around him, whereon there were three score thousand men of battle in the territory of the Saxons. He burns and harries the country on each side. Lord Chamberlain and his son and the united forces of the Saxons muster against them. They gave battle to each other and the Scots were defeated and there were slain there the king of Scotland and Mac Calin and the archbishop of St. Andrews and many other lords of Scotland and a large number hard to count of people on each side. And the corpse of the king is carried to London.

U1513.15

Art, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, died and was buried honourably in Dun-na-Gall.

U1513.16

Art, son of Aodh O'Neill, lord of Tir-Eogain and a well-informed, truly-hospitable person, who had great fame and nobleness, died a death of Unction and penance in Dun-Genainn and Art junior, son of Conn O'Neill, was made king in his place at Tulach-oc by O'Cathain and by very great part


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of Cenel-Eogain. And the castle of Dun-Genainn was got by him from the sons of Art, son of Aodh and the Earl of Kildare went with a host to Dun-Genainn to aid him.

U1513.17

The castle of Dun-libsi was taken by O'Domnaill from the sons of Garrett Mac Uibhilin and given to the sons of Walter Mac Uibhilin.

U1513.18

Alexander, son of Walter Mac Uibhilin, was hung by Domnall O'Cathain the cleric in Cuil-rathain.

U1513.19

Cathal junior, son of Domnall, son of Eogan O'Concobuir, the son of a king who was the best in hospitality and prowess and perspicacity that was in Lower Connacht, was slain by his own brother, namely, by Eogan, son of Domnall, in treachery, close by the town of O'Gillgain. And it came of the direct judgment of God that Eogan himself was hung by O'Domnaill at the end of three days through that deed.

U1513.20

Leaguer was made by O'Domnaill around Sligech from the feast of Brigit to Pentecost. And he prevailed not over it and there was slain there a noble person of the Clann-Suibne of Fanat, namely, Niall, son of Erimon Mac Suibne.

U1513.21

Edmond (namely, Mac William de Burgh), son of Ricard de Burgh, lord of Conmaicne-Cuile, was slain by the sons of Walter de Burgh in treachery, in the monastery of Rath-Branduib.

U1513.22

Eogan O'Maille went, with the crews of three ships, against the Cella-beca in the night and the nobles of the country were on a rising-out at that time. They raid and burn the town and take many prisoners there and wait on the border of the country during a great storm that overtook them and make fires in proximity to their ships. And a young stripling of the sons of Mac Suibne, namely, Brian and the sons of Brian, son of the bishop O'Gallcubuir and a party of idlers and farm-hands overtake them. And they


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rush on them and there are slain there Eogan O'Maille and five score, or six, along with him and two ships and the prisoners they took are wrested from them, through miracles of God and Catherine, whose town they profaned previously.

U1513.23

The son of Mac Suibne of Tir-Boghuine, namely, Eogan the Red, was slain by the sons of his own brother and by the sons of Toirdelbach O'Baighill.

U1514.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 2nd of moon, A.D. 1514.

U1514.1

The castle of the Cuilentragh was broken down and the Coill-mor cut and the country pillaged by the Earl of Kildare, namely, by Gerald, son of Gerald, on the Laighis of O'More.

U1514.2

The son of Toirdelbach junior, son of Mac Domnaill, namely, constable of gallowglasses of the said Earl, was slain by the Laighis.

U1514.3

The castle of Cuil-rathain was taken and broken down by O'Domnaill (namely, Aodh), in eric of the guarantee that Domnall O'Cathain violated.

U1514.4

The castle of the Oghmagh was broken down by O'Neill, namely, by Art junior.

U1514.5

Defeat was given by O'Neill to the sons of Domnall O'Neill and to the sons of Art O'Neill and many horses and armour- suits and persons were taken from them.

U1514.6

A hosting by the Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Gerald, Justiciary of Ireland, against O'Raighilligh, whereon he broke down the castle of Cavan and O'Raighilligh, namely, Aodh, son of Cathal O'Raighilligh and many of the nobles of his territory with him were closed in upon and slain. And Mac Caba was taken there.

U1514.7

A hosting by James, son of the Earl of Desmond and by O'Cerbaill against Piers Butler. They burn Trian-medhonach


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completely and Piers Butler with all of his host and the sons of Thomas, son of the Earl of Kildare and the gallowglasses and horse-host of the Earl with them overtake them, but the invaders depart safe in their despite.

U1514.8

Great raids were made by O'Domnaill in Gailenga, when he burned and harried the country to Cruachan of Gailenga and O'Ruadhain and many others are slain by him.

U1514.9

Defeat was given by O'Neill (namely, Art junior) to Aodh, son of Domnall O'Neill and to Conn, son of Niall, son of Art, wherein he either slew or took many of their people and wherein he wrested their horses and their accoutrement from them and whereby he humbled them then, so that lordship of Tir-Eogain remained without dispute with him from that out.

U1514.10

War arose between O'Domnaill (namely, Aodh) and O'Neill (namely, Art junior) and many persons were hired on each side by them and they were long in camp opposite each other. And it came of the grace of the Holy Ghost and of the counsel of worthy persons that cordial peace was made by them and they went to meet each other on the bridge of Ard-stratha and gossipred was made by them with each other. And new charters, along with confirmation of the old charters, were granted by Ua Neill to Ua Domnaill for Cenel-Moen and for Inis-Eogain and for Fir-Manach. And O'Domnaill delivered to O'Neill his son, namely, Niall O'Neill, who was for a long time before that in pledge for fidelity.

U1514.11

The sons of Garrett Mac Uibhilin were slain in treachery by the son of Walter Mac Uibhilin and the country was raided and burned by the son (namely, Aodh) of Niall, son of Conn O'Neill, through that slaying.

U1514.12

A hosting by the


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Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Gerald, Justiciary of Ireland, into Munster, whereon he burned Ui-Conaill on the son of the Earl of Desmond, namely, James. The son of the Earl collects his full muster and O'Briain, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Tadhg, goes with the nobles of his district to aid James, son of the Earl. But the Earl of Kildare went off felicitously, prosperously, before those hosts encountered each other.

U1514.13

A flotilla of long ships and boats was drawn by O'Domnaill on Loch-Erne and he was in residence a long time on Inis-Sgillinn. He harries and burns the island of Cuil-na-noirther, and makes peace with them after that, after imposing his sway on them.

U1514.14

Mac William de Burgh, namely, John, son of Ricard, was slain this year by his own kinsmen in treachery.

U1514.15

A hosting by the Justiciary, namely, by Gerald junior, son of another Gerald, into Breifne shortly before Lammas and great damage was done in the Breifne on that expedition, to wit: O'Raghalligh, namely, Aodh, son of Cathal O'Raghalligh and Philip, his brother and a son of Philip and Garret, son of Edmond, son of Thomas O'Raghalligh, were slain by him. But (for) one thing, there were slain 14 of the nobles and chief worthies of the Muintir-Raghalligh, besides a multitude of the (common) people. Mac Caba, namely, Maine, son of Mathgamain, was taken there also.

U1515.0

Kalends of Jan. on 2nd feria, 13th of moon, A.D. 1515.

U1515.1

Great raids were made by O'Domnaill on the Clan of Mac Diarmata the Red on the border of Coillte-Concobuir, so that he carried off a cattle-spoil hard to count. And the leg of O'Domnaill is wounded with a spear that was in his own hand in marshalling a part of the host and they come off safe, except that.

U1515.2

A hosting by O'Neill (namely, Art junior) into Clann-Aedha-buidhe, in violation


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of his covenant as regards O'Domnaill in the peace in which were the Clann-Aedha-buidhe, and O'Domnaill was in the illness of the wound aforesaid. He burned and raided great part of the country and the son (namely, Aodh) of Niall, son of Conn, comes to meet O'Neill and accepts the stipend of O'Neill, who returns safe to his house afterwards.

U1515.3

Great preys were made by O'Domnaill on the descendants of Brian Mag Uidhir and they were eaten among themselves and peace was made with them after that.

U1515.4

The castle of Aine was taken from John, son of the Earl of Desmond, by James, son of the Earl of Desmond and he sits then under the castle of Loch-gar and it was in great straits from him, until the Sil-Briain and Sil-Cerbaill and Sil-Aodha put him from it.

U1515.5

Aodh, son of Niall, son of Conn, lord of Trian-Conghail, went on a march into Coill-Ulltach and preys were seized by him. Niall, son of Brian, son of Niall the Foreign—one who was in contention with Aodh respecting lordship of Trian-Conghail—follows them with a pursuing party and the son of Brian is slain and the Coill is harried completely and the sway of the territory remains with the son of Niall from that out.

U1515.6

The bishops of Rath-both, namely, Menma Mac Carmaic, rested in Christ.

U1515.7

The son of O'Domnaill, namely, Domnall, son of Aodh the Red, tanist of Tir-Conaill, was slain by Aodh the Tawny, son of Aodh, son of Aodh O'Domnaill the Red, in the Tuath-bladach and was carried dangerously wounded to the house of Mac Suibne of Fanat and died there, after Unction and after penance.

U1515.8

James, son of Thomas the Red, son of the abbot Mag Uidhir, was slain by the Coarb Mag Uidhir in the land of Claen-inis.


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U1515.9

Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1515.10

The bishop of Clochar, namely, Eogan, son of Art, son of Eogan, son of another Art Mac Cathmail, died this year.

U1515.11

The wife of Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, namely, Joan, daughter of bishop Mag Bradhuigh, died this year.

U1516.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 24th of moon, A.D. 1516.

U1516.1

Great war arose between Ua Domnaill and O'Neill and great hiring of persons was done by them both and great raids were made by Maghnus Ua Domnaill on the son of O'Neill, namely, Henry the Stammerer and very much of the country was burned from the Mountain inward by Ua Domnaill.

U1516.2

Other raids also were made by Brian, son of Conn O'Neill, in Cenel-Moen.

U1516.3

War arose between John, son of Conn O'Neill and the descendants of Aodh O'Neill. John unites with O'Domnaill because of O'Neill being with the descendants of Aodh. O'Domnaill goes with a host into Tir-Eogain and burns Cenel-Feradhaigh and by the river Una.

U1516.4

A French knight came on his pilgrimage to the Purgatory of Patrick this year. O'Domnaill joins friendship with him and brings him with him to his house and does great honour to him and gives horses and an African? ring to him and escorts him safe to his ship. It comes of the friendship of O'Domnaill with him, that he sent a ship full of ordnance and of guns capable of breaking a castle, in charge of the deputy of the king of Scotland, to O'Domnaill. O'Domnaill hauls the ship with him to Sligech and himself and part of his host go and sit under the town. And O'Neill was at war with him after that and Mac Diarmata and from the Mountain down were at war with him before that.


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U1516.5

He breaks down quarters of the town and takes it on the third day and gave quarter to the warders. And he goes from that into Tir-Oilella and takes the castle of Cuil-maile and the castle of Loch-dergain and Dun-na-mona that day and leaves warders in some of them and takes hostages from the rest. And he comes safe to his house after victory.

U1516.6

Mac Donnchaidh of Baile-in-muta and the son of Mac Donnchaidh were slain, in going to join the camp of O'Domnaill, by Donchadh, son of Toirdelbach O'Baighill.

U1516.7

A hosting by Gerald, Earl of Kildare, namely, Justiciary of Ireland, with the nobles of the Foreigners and Gaidhil of Meath and Leinster around him, into Eili of O'Cerbaill and James, son of the Earl of Desmond, with the nobles of the Foreigners and Gaidhil of Munster, and Piers Butler with his full host come into his gathering. They burn and destroy the country on each side, until they reached the Leap of O'Banain (namely, the castle of O'Cerbaill). And they sit down round the place and it is broken to the ground and the warders fly. And though the father of that Earl was a week previously under that place, he could not reduce it, nor could he do anything to it. And those hosts leave the country and go from that to Cathair-duin-hiascighe and the heir of Thomas, son of Edmond Butler, is carried away in pledge of compliance with his own award by the Earl. The Earl went from that to Cluain-mela and carried off the sovereign of the town and other substantial persons in custody with him and goes safe to his house.

U1516.8

O'Dochartaigh, namely, lord of Inis-Eogain, namely, Cu-Connacht Carrach, son of Brian O'Dochartaigh, died.

U1516.9

O'Gallcubuir, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Brian the Green, died this year.

U1516.10

The son of Brian Blind-eye, son of Tadhg, son of Eogan O'Concobuir, was slain in treachery by the son of Tadhg of the


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battle- axe, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Eogan, and by the descendants of the Cerbach.

U1516.11

Peace was made by O'Domnaill and by O'Neill. O'Domnaill was on the Plain of the Old Castle and O'Neill in Carraic-na-fiach and they agreed under guarantees of God and on the relics of the church and under guarantees of the Conallian and Eoganian nobles on remaining constantly as the Earl of Kildare and the members the Council of king should say. And they promised under the same guarantees to go to meet the Earl within a month from that time. O'Domnaill sets out and goes to Ath-cliath to meet the Council of the king and was a week honourably there and joins in amity with them. And neither O'Neill, nor a person from him, went there and O'Domnaill comes safe to his house.

U1516.12

A large party of Friars of Cavan were drowned upon Loch-Erne and two Friars of Stricter Observance were in it, namely, John, son of Thomas Carrach Mag Craith and Nicholas O'Cathain and other persons with them.

U1516.13

Mac Conmidhi, namely, Brian junior, son of Brian Mac Conmidhi the Red and his wife died this year.

U1516.14

A night incursion was made by Aodh Blind-eye, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, into Fintonach and four horsemen of the people of Henry O'Neill the Stammerer were slain by him.

U1516.15

Redmond, son of Ruaidhri, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, was wounded and taken by the sons of Maghnus Mag Uidhir and he died of that wound in the town of the sons of Maghnus.

U1517.0

Kalends of Jan. on 5th feria, 5th of moon, A.D. 1517.

U1517.1

The sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Toirdelbach Carrach O'Concobuir, in violation of their oaths and their peace, went into Cairpre and their foray party and they themselves went thence into Magh-Luirg and their own castle was


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burned and broken down at first by them. And raids and burnings were done by them to lit. on the wall of Sligech and on the churches of Cairpre and they were in exile this year.

U1517.2

A General Chapter was held in Rome this year by the Friars Minor or Christendom in their entirety, through grace of the Holy Ghost and through favour of Pope Leo X. And, amongst the things that were determined then, it was decided that the Minister of the Friars of Stricter Observance should be over the Friars in their entirety and that only a Vicar, or Master, should be over the Friars of Common Life. And every monastery or Common Life which should have two-thirds of the community unanimous to have it of Stricter Observance, it should be obligatory on the Minister or the Friars of Stricter Observance to take it to him and that it should be under their obedience from that out.

U1517.3

Raids hard to count were done by O'Domnaill on O'Neill, at instigation of Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill and he went safe with very large cattle spoil.

U1517.4

A hosting by O'Domnaill, with the nobles of Cenel-Conaill around him, whereon he burned Tir-Eogain before him, until he reached Coill-ichtarach. And, on his being five nights there waiting for Aedh the son of Niall, son of Conn and on the same O'Neill mustering a host during that space, O'Domnaill burns the country on his return, until he reached Dun-Genainn. And O'Neill abandons the town to him and the town is afterwards burned completely and from that inwards to the Mountain and he comes safe to his house. And after the Clann-Aedha-buidhe being a week in Tir-Conaill along with O'Domnaill, he proceeds then to escort them home and each part of them goes safe to their houses.

U1517.5

A hosting by Gerald, Earl or Kildare,


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namely, Justiciary of Ireland, into the province of Ulster, whereon he broke down the castle of Dun-droma and destroyed what belonged of Ui-Echach to Feidhlimidh Mag Aenghusa and carried off the wife of Feidhlimidh and the son of Mag Aenghusa and hostages of the whole country with him. And, on his return, he goes to Dun-Genainn and breaks down the castle and burns the country and goes safe to his house.

U1517.6

John, son of Conn O'Neill, tanist of Tir-Eogain and royal heir of his own sept without dispute and one who was of most perspicacity and nobility of the blood of Eogan, died a death of Unction and penance in Cenn-ard this year.

U1517.7

The son of Aodh, son of Domnall O'Neill, namely, Art, was slain by Niall son of Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill.

U1517.8

Donchadh, son of Toirdelbach O'Baighill, set out, a boat's crew, to Torach and a wind swept them on sea westward and one word of their tidings was not found from that.

U1517.9

Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, died this year the Friday of Great Easter: to wit, an eminent leader and pleasant person.

U1517.10

Philip, son of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny, died this year: to wit, an eminent leader and the grandson of a king that had most spending and most part in night incursions in the Province during his own time.

U1517.11

Art, son of Aodh, son of Domnall O'Neill, was slain by Niall, son of Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill of Omagh. And an eminent leader was that Art.

U1518.0

Kalends of Jan. on 6th feria, 16th of moon, A.D. 1518.

U1518.1

The dean Mag Uidhir died this year: to wit, son of bishop Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Rosa, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir junior; that is, one who was canon choral in


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Clochar and parson in Achadh-lurchaire and parson in Claen-inis and dean over Loch-Erne and was an excellent, virtuous person and was an eminent cleric, along with being truly hospitable and well informed in every science that was heard of to the time of his decease.

U1518.2

Mac Suibne of Fanad, namely, Ruaidhri, son of Mael Muire Mac Suibne, died this year.

U1518.3

Domnall, son of John, son of Philip Mag-Uidhir, was hung by the Coarb Mag Uidhir this year.

U1518.4

Ua hEoghusa, namely, Cithruadh, son of Aitheirne Ua hEoghusa, an eminent poet and good teacher and a man that kept a guest-house, died this year.

U1518.5

Feidhlimidh, son of Brian, son of Concabur Mag Uidhir junior, died this year, after his return from the city of St. James, after his pilgrimage the year of the Indulgences and was buried in the monastery of Muinechan. The person that was noblest and was most humane of his sept was that Feidhlimidh.

U1518.6

Inroad was made by Philip, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir, into Tir-Cennfada on Henry O'Neill the Stammerer and the island of Clabach was taken by him and the hostages whom Henry had, namely, his uncle Aodh the Stammerer, son of Conn O'Neill, and the son of Aodh Mac Gaffraigh—who the latter was there from Philip himself—were carried off by him with him. And Cathal, son of Donn, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir, was slain by Philip on that occasion.

U1518.7

The said son of O'Neill, namely, Aodh the Stammerer, son of Conn O'Neill, died at end of Harvest of this year.

U1519.0

Kalends of Jan. on 7th feria, 27th of moon, A.D. 1519.

U1519.1

O'Neill, namely, Art junior, son of Conn, one who was of most fame and hospitality of the sons of king or lord, died in the midst of his vigour and his age, in this year.


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U1519.2

Feidhlimidh, son of Maghnus O'Concobuir, lord from the Mountain down, died in the fullness of his age.

U1519.3

The bishop of Derry, namely, James, son of Philip, son of James, son of Ruaidhri Mag Mathgamna, died this year.

U1519.4

Inroad was made by the sons of O'Neill, namely, by the sons of Domnall, son of Henry O'Neill, on the son of O'Neill, namely, on Brian, son of Conn O'Neill and great preys were seized by them on the Mountain to the north. Word was got by Brian and he had a large muster to meet them and he followed them in pursuit. And Brian overcame the sons of Domnall O'Neill, after his people going back with the preys. And two sons of O'Neill, namely, Aodh and Eogan, were taken there and Mac Cathmail, namely, Cu-Uladh, son of Edmond and Thomas, son of Edmond and two sons of Gilla-Padraic Mac Cathmail, namely, Edmond and Brian, were slain there.

U1519.5

The son of O'Neill, namely, Brian, son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eogan O'Neill, died this year. And an eminent leader was that Brian, without mercy for clergy or laity and a man of his ruthlessness was scarce in the Province of Ulster.

U1519.6

Two sons of Ruaidhri, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, namely, Ros and Tadhg, were taken by the Coarb Mag Uidhir this year.

U1519.7

The abbot of Essruadh, namely, Edmond O'Duibhir the Black, an eminent person, died this year.

U1520.0

Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 9th of moon, A. D. 1520.

U1520.1

The son of Mag Uidhir, namely, Philip, son of Edmond, and Gilla-Padraic, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, went on an inroad on the son of Philip O'Raghalligh in Ichtar-tire. And prey was seized by them and a large pursuing party—namely, the descendants of Brian O'Raghalligh and the grandsons of Cathal


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O'Raghalligh, namely, Fergal and Maelmordha, and the Clann-Domnaill of Con-inis—overtook them and defeated the son of Mag Uidhir and the son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir. And the son of Mag Uidhir, namely, Philip and his son, namely, Thomas, were slain there and Gilla-Padraic, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach, and his other brother, namely, Edmond, were slain there. And there were 31 some slain and some drowned on that spot, around those noble persons. And on the Wednesday of the Betrayal and the feast day of Tigernan precisely were done those deeds.

U1520.2

The parson of Daim-inis, namely, Nicholas, son of Pierce O'Flannagain, died this year.

U1520.3

O'Caiside died this year: to wit, Feidhlimidh, son of Tadhg O'Caiside, chief physician of the descendants of Philip Mag Uidhir, and a reputable, well-informed physician was that Feidhlimidh.

U1520.4

Great plague in Fir-Manach this year, of which died Rughraidhe, son of Donchadh, son of Aodh Mag Uidhir, namely, an eminent leader and a good facetious man, and Mael-Shechlainn O'Cianain: one eminent in history and in philosophy and in poetry was that man.

U1520.5

The Earl of Surrey and the Saxons came to Ireland this year and great power was obtained by them in it and it used to be said that there came not into Ireland previously a son of a Saxon that was a better person than that Earl.

U1521.0

Kalends of Jan. on 3rd feria, 20th of moon, A.D. 1521.

U1521.1

Mag Mathgamna, namely, Redmond, son of Glaisne, son of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe Mag Mathgamna, died this year about Easter, and his son, Glaisne junior, was made Mag Mathgamna.

U1521.2

Mag Aenghusa, namely, Domnall, son of Aodh Mag Aenghusa, died about the feast of


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Patrick this year.

U1521.3

Another Mag Aenghusa, namely, Feidhlimid, died about the feast of Holy Cross of this year and Edmund Mag Aenghusa the Tawny was made Mag Aenghusa.

U1521.4

Donchadh, son of Ruaidhri, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, was slain this year by the sons of Mag Samradhain, namely, by Uaithne, son of Maghnus Mag Samradhain and by Domnall junior, son of Domnall Gapped-tooth Mag Samradhain. And there was not a man of his means in Ireland, in my opinion, that was of better hospitality than that Donchadh.

U1521.5

O'Cathain, namely, Thomas, son of Aibne O'Cathain, died this year. And Donchadh O'Cathain took him before that and deprived him forcibly of the name of king and lordship.

U1521.6

The prior of Daim-inis, died this year: to wit, Redmond, son of the parson of Inis-Maighe-sam, namely, a humane cleric. And he died with victory of Unction and penance.

U1521.7

Mael-Muire, son of Cithruadh, son of Atheirne O'hEoghusa, died this year.

U1521.8

Domnall, son of Domnall, son of Art, died this year.

U1521.9

Mag Carmuic, namely, Adam, was slain by Cu-Connacht, son of the black Gillie, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, in the beginning of Harvest of this year.

U1521.10

Graine, daughter of Thomas O'Eogain, namely, mother of Mag Uidhir, died in the beginning of Spring of this year. And there was not in the Province, in our opinion, a woman that was richer than she.

U1522.0

Kalends of Jan. on Wed., 1st of moon, A.D. 1522.

U1522.1

Huge war arose this year in the western part of Europe, between the nations of Christendom, to wit: the Romans and Italians and Germans, Spaniards and Saxons on one part and side against the king of France alone, except the Scots alone who were on one side with the king of the


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French. And they the Scots succeeded not in giving aid to him, except one hosting they made on the border of the Saxons to destroy the country. And binding of peace was made by them then to a certain time. And, though brave were the nations and though they were many to count against the French, we learn from the folk who spread news and frequent ports that it was with the French remained the victory of the contest and the bravery of that war against the many nations.

U1522.2

Very great war arose in Ireland this year and particularly between O'Domnaill, namely, Aodh and O'Neill, namely, Conn, son of Conn. And O'Neill collected a large host in one place, namely, his own sept and kinsmen and the sub-kings of Ulster, that is, Mag Aenghusa with his kinsmen and Mag Mathgamna with the nobles of Oirgialla and O'hAnnluain and Mag Uidhir and O'Cathain and some of the Foreigners of Meath and a band of Scots under the son of Mac Domnaill, namely, Alexander Carrach and many other gallowglasses of the Clann-Domnaill and the Clann-Sithigh. And after the assembling of that large host, they marched into Tir-Conaill and were themselves and O'Domnaill close to a week in camp in face of one another, using feint on each other. And no notable damage was done that while, except an attack that was given by the front of the Conallian host at the entrance of Ath-na-pucan, on the river Finn and the son of O'Neill, namely, Niall, son of Art junior, was dangerously wounded in his leg there. As to O'Neill afterwards, he pretended to return to Tir-Eogain and marched through Cois-Deirgi


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and to the Termons and went into Tir-Aodha and burned and destroyed much of the country and took the castle of Bel-atha-Senaigh and slew many persons in it, namely, the son of Mac Suibne of Tir-Boghaine, that is, Brian of the Fleet and a band of gallowglasses of his people, and the son of O'Duibidhir, namely, Gilla-Padraic and a band of his sept, and two sons of Domnall, son of the bishop O'Gallcubuir and others of his sept. There was taken there the black Gillie, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir and a good band of horsemen that chanced to be with him there were slain. There was slain there also a good learned person—namely, Diarmait, son of Tadhg O'Cleirigh the Lame, one eminent in history and a good poet—who chanced to be in the place at that very time, waiting to go to meet O'Neill. And there was slain there also on the same occasion the son of Mac-an-baird, namely, Aodh, son of Aodh Mac-an-baird, one likely to be a good poet. And they made a sally on Magh-Eni on the morrow and the son of O'Ruairc, namely, Brian, chanced to be before them and they made an attack on him and two good horsemen, namely, Rughraidhe, son of Godfrey, son of Aodh O'Neill the Foreign and the son of Mac Cellaigh, were taken from him in centre of the Drobhais. And they burned Bun-Drobhaisi and Dun-Cairbi and Bel-leice and threw down and burned the Bridge of the Erne. And they left the country on the morrow and went to Inis-Sceillinn and got hostages from the Coarb Mag Uidhir, namely, his son and his brother and he pledged submission to O'Neill. And that host returned with victory and overthrow on that occasion,

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without damage being done to them, except a band of Scots that were cut off from them in the district of O'Flannagain. And it was not long after that until O'Neill collected the same host and they went into Tir-Conaill and he destroyed much of the country, until he went to Glenn Fheile and they seized on spoil in Cenn-maghair. And, when O'Domnaill and the Conallian nobles heard that, they mustered and met each other and this is the counsel they adopted,—to go into Tir-Eogain. And they left O'Domnaill and part of his gallowglasses in camp and Maghnus O'Domnaill and the other part of the host and Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, marched far out into Tir-Eogain. And they found great spoils and herds to put before them, so that it was not easy for them to drive them, for the amount of the cattle-spoil that was there. And they came off safe, after killing a number of persons and after raiding much of the country. And when Ua Neill and his host heard that, they turned on the track of those preys, destroying much of the country and without notable damage being done to him on that march.

U1522.3

Another war arose against O'Domnaill this year in the province of Connacht, arising from the design and procedings of O'Neill: to wit, the two Mac Williams and Mac Diarmata and every force they found united with each other against O'Domnaill and a very large host was mustered by them around Mac William of Clann-Ricaird, namely, Ricard, son of Ulick, son of Ulick. And O'Cerbaill, namely, Maelruanaigh and the nobles of his district and Mac William de Burgh and Mac Diarmat and O'Concobuir the Brown and Mac Feorais and Mac Maurice and O'Cellaigh and the sons of O'Briain, namely, Donchadh and Tadhg, and the junior bishop O'Briain and part of


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Sil-Cennetich went on that hosting. And on their coming together, they went without hindrance to Sligech, the vigil {lit. fast} before the first feast of Mary. And O'Neill collected another large host about that time, to go to meet the Connacht host; for it was he himself that was drawing them on and they promised to meet each other about the first feast of Mary in the district of O'Domnaill. As to O'Domnaill and the Cenel-Conaill: they were mustering to meet each other about that time, for their party and their border friends abandoned them. And, when themselves came together, this is the counsel they adopted,—to sacrifice themselves for the sake of their territory and their land. And they marched in one compact body, that they might give attack by day or night to the host of O'Neill. And on that host of O'Neill rising out, they went into Cenel-Moen and took a fortified position at Loch-monann. And when the Conallians heard that, the result of their counsel was to attack them that night; for they left behind all their horses, in order that they should have less mind of flight or of turning back; And they considered, as the other host was more numerous than themselves, that the night would be of aid to them and that they would find them without a strict guard. And not thus they were, for they got accurate tidings and were distrustful respecting them, on account of the greatness of their courage. Hence they went on guard: to wit, O'Neill and his horse-host went on watch a space from the camp and they left a large portion of the best of their gallowglasses and Scots in battle-array on the ridge of the camp on the other side. And it seemed to themselves it was great luck for them to have their foes make for them whilst they were in that array. As to O'Domnaill and the Conallian nobles: as they marched

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they marshalled themselves and went into battle- array, namely, O'Domnaill and Maghnus O'Domnaill, his son, royal heir of the territory and the others of his sons that were serviceable and the three Mac Suibnes and O'Baighill and the Muintir-Dochartaigh and a few of Lower Connacht. And when they came near to the camp of O'Neill, those two hosts gave two huge shouts at one another, so that the Conallian host went out of the array and were themselves and the host of O'Neill mingled with each other and a long while co-slaying each other, as they had a mind to. But for one thing however, the Conallian host gained possession of the camp of O'Neill and broke through what was opposed to them there and the camp with many suits of armour remained with them. And they spent what was before them of the night in slaying and in routing their foes. And when O'Neill heard that the site of the camp was in the hands of his enemies, he departed with the battalion in which he was and the part of his people that remained with him. And the want of their horses did not allow the Conallian host to pursue the horse-host, as they had a mind to. And on the coming of the light of day to them, it was very manifest what was slain on the site of the camp in the conflict of that night, along with heaps of slain of the Clann-Domnaill and of the Clann-Sitigh and of Scots and of the Oirgialla and of the Men of Meath. So that Tir-Conaill was the better during the space of that time for what came to them of horses and of arms and of armour and of apparel and of provision and of every thing it were fitting for a host to have. As to the Conallian host: they turned back to succour the castle of Sligech against that Connacht host that sat around it. And when the two Mac Williams and that large host that was responsive to them heard of the march of O'Domnaill to them, and he after inflicting confusion on that other host, they fled themselves from the town and went off in plight of

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rout, without their having been attacked. And O'Domnaill and his host went home safe, without notable damage being done to them.

U1522.4

The son of O'Cathain, namely, Domnall the cleric, son of John O'Cathain, a man of hospitality and nobleness and a person intelligent, accomplished respecting Latin and Gaidhelic and one who was to be lord of Oirecht-Ui-Cathain without dispute, was slain by some of the Route.

U1522.5

Mag Cormain, namely, Mael-Shechlainn, the one that was of best intelligence and kept the best guest-house of the clerics of Thomond, died this year.

U1522.6

Domnall, son of Donchadh O'Ruairc, a good, noble person in his own district, was slain by the sons of Feidhlimidh O'Ruairc.

U1522.7

The son of O'Neill, namely, Brian, son of Domnall, son of Henry O'Neill, died this year.

U1522.8

The prior of Lis-gabail, namely, Redmond the Red, son of the junior abbot Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1522.9

Master Feidhlimidh O'Corcrain, a cleric eminent in Canon Law and in versifying and in grammar and a distinguished person, died in the end of Spring of this year, as he was returning from Droiched-atha and was buried in Lughbadh.

U1522.10

Rughraidhe, son of Aodh junior, son of Aodh Mag Mathgamna the Red, an eminent leader, died.

U1523.0

Kalends of Jan. on Thur., 12th of moon A.D. 1523.

U1523.1

Extreme inclemency in the beginning of this year and great war throughout the world on sea and on land and especially between Ua Domnaill and Ua Neill. And O'Domnaill was in camp for a part of that Spring in Glenn-Finne. And Maghnus O'Domnaill went to Scotland and came safe after completion of his visit, and O'Domnaill went into Tir-Eogain on a hosting twice this year and went safe, after burning and after destroying much of the country. And peace was made by O'Neill and by himself in the end of Harvest and there were no notable deeds between them, except like that above, in


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this year.

U1523.2

O'Cathain, namely, Donchadh, son of John, a man that was of great fame and hospitality and nobleness, died and two lords were proclaimed against each other in his place, namely, Godfrey, son of Godfrey, son of John O'Cathain and John, son of Thomas O'Cathain and the two were at war with each other.

U1523.3

The son of O'Briain, namely, Tadhg, son of Toirdelbach, son of Tadhg O'Briain, the man of his years who was of best hospitality and prowess and towards whom the fear of his enemies was greatest and who least refused the countenance of a person respecting anything that he would ask, was killed infelicitously with one shot of gun, as a worthy is wont to receive unmeet reward.

U1523.4

Mac Gilla-Eain, namely, Lachlann, son of Echann, one who was of great fame and of vigorous hand, was slain in treachery by the Knight, son of Mac Cailin, in the town of the king.

U1523.5

The Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald junior, son of another Gerald, one who was under arrest with the king of the Saxons for four years before that in London, came to his house.

U1523.6

Ua Mordha, namely, Cetach, son of Laighsech Ua Mordha, died this year.

U1523.7

Aodh the Tawny, son of Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, was slain this year by Ruaidhri Carrach, son of Cormac, son of Aodh Mag Uidhir.

U1523.8

Mac Conmidhi, namely, Mael-Shechlainn, one eminent in poetry and in teaching, died this year.

U1523.9

Ros, son of Ruaidhri, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1524.0

Kalends of Jan. on Fri., and a Bissextile, 23rd of moon, A.D. 1524.

U1524.1

Great inclemency and destruction on cattle in the beginning of this year.

U1524.2

Two sons of O'Domnaill, namely, Niall the Rough and Eogan, united with each other to war on O'Domnaill and they were a while like that, of one will and against the will of O'Domnaill,


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until they themselves were prompted to go against each other and Eogan took the town of Niall, namely, the crannog of Loch-bethach, which was close by him. And then Niall went into Magh-Luirg and afterwards made long leaguer against the place and repulse was put upon him by it and then he was in ambush in proximity to it. And Eogan got tidings of that and came, with a more numerous complement of persons, to the wood wherein was Niall and they fell in with each other and smote each other without ruth. And Eogan was slain on the spot and stroke of sword was stricken on Niall, whereof he died quickly after that. And it is not easy to say that there came folk of their years of the Cenel-Conaill that were greater in heroic deeds than that pair.

U1524.3

The son of O'Briain, namely, Diarmait, son of the black Gillie, candle of the valour and hospitality of Dal-Cais, died.

U1524.4

A hosting by O'Domnaill, into Tir-Eogan this Summer, whereon he burned and traversed the level part of the country and went off safe.

U1524.5

A hosting by the Justiciary, namely, Gerald, son of Gerald and by O'Neill, namely, Conn, son of Conn, to go into Tir-Conaill and camp was taken by them at Port-na-tri-namat. And O'Domnaill and the Conallian nobles and a large force of Scots whom he had were, another large host, along the Finn and Maghnus O'Domnaill and a party of the Scots went to discharge weapons at the host of the Earl in the night. And the son of O'Bruin, namely, the Calbach, son of Brun, son of Tadhg, was slain by them—a great loss in his own country. And peace was made between them on the morrow, without much being destroyed in the country and they turned back into Tir-Eogain. And they found Aodh, son of Niall, son of Conn, lord of Trian-Conghail, with a large host, destroying the country and he disdained to go away suddenly and the thick


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of the host overtook him and he was slain. And not a triumph lit. wonder for his enemies was the overthrow; for he was the capital head of his own sept and the true well of generosity and goal of the order of poets and lightsome star of peace of the descendants of Aodh O'Neill the Tawny. And it is not exaggeration to say that he left not Foreigner or Gaidhel in Ireland who is more of a loss to all the learned than he himself alone.

U1524.6

Mac Carthaigh the Swarthy, namely, Domnall, son of Finghin, was taken by the folk of Glenn-Flesgi and some of his people were slain.

U1524.7

Mag Raghnaill, namely, Cathal junior, son of Cathal, was slain in treachery by the sons of O'Mailmiadhaigh.

U1524.8

Cumaighe the Freckled, son of Domnall O'Cathain, a good, noble person, was slain by the Route.

U1524.9

Cumuighi, son of Brian O'Cathain the Fair and Ferdorcha, son of Ruaidhri O'Cathain of the Route, were slain this year.

U1524.10

Aodh Carrach, son of the Western O'Dochartaigh and a party of his people were slain by O'Cathain, namely, Godfrey.

U1524.11

Mac Suibne of Tir-Boghuine, namely, Niall, son of Eogan, a constable who was hardy of hand and kept a good guest-house and large retinue, died a death of Unction this year.

U1524.12

The daughter of O'Domnaill, namely, Gormlaith, daughter of Aodh the Red, wife of Aodh, son of Niall, son of Conn O'Neill the Tawny, to wit, a woman of general hospitality and wordly fame and who had in her time most affection for religious Orders and for folk of learning, died in Carraic-Ferghusa.

U1524.13

The daughter of O'Briain, namely, Mor, daughter of Toirdelbach, son of Tadhg, wife of the tanist of Thomond, died in this year.

U1524.14

The wife of O'Concobuir Kerry, namely, Eveleen, daughter of the Knight of the Glen, a woman prosperous, wealthy, and


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of general hospitality, died.

U1524.15

Ruaidhri, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, namely, an eminent leader, died this year.

U1524.16

John the Tawny, son of Andrew Mag Craith, to wit, the son of a termoner that was of most esteem and influence in the Province of Ulster, died this year.

U1524.17

The son of Mag Uidhir, namely, Concobur, son of John, son of Philip, was slain by the descendants of Art O'Neill.

U1524.18

Brian, son of Gilla-Padraig, son of Aodh Mag Mathgamna junior and Ardghal, son of Rughraidhe, son of Aodh junior, were slain in treachery by Brian Mag Mathgamna of the early rising, on their leaving the town of Mag Mathgamna.

U1524.19

Mac Ritbertaigh, namely, Cu-Connacht, son of another Cu-Connacht, died this year.

U1525.0

Kalends of Jan. on Sun., 4th of moon, A.D. 1525.

U1525.1

O'Domnaill, namely, Aodh and O'Neill, namely, Conn, went to the Great Council to Ath-Cliath, to meet the Justiciary: and the Councillors of the king and very many of the nobles of the Foreigners and Gaidhil were there. And, after their labouring and much parley made by their friends of the Foreigners and Gaidhil against each other and for themselves, it resulted not in peace being made between them, but in going to their houses. And O'Domnaill went with a host twice into Tir-Eogain this year and much was destroyed by him in it and he was not encountered during those raids. And a patched-up peace was made between them in the beginning of Harvest and a promise to abide as the Earl of Kildare and Maghnus O'Domnaill should say.

U1525.2

A horrible deed was done in Ireland this year: to wit, the bishop of Leithglinn was killed in treachery by the son of the abbot, son of Mac Murchadha and he lived with the bishop himself from


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kinship and from affection. And the persons who had a hand in that deed whom the Earl of Kildare seized on, he took them with him to the place where the evil deed was done and directed them to be flayed alive at first and their bowels and their entrails to be taken out of them and then to be burned in his presence.

U1525.3

O'Cathain, namely, John, son of Thomas, a warlike man, contentious on behalf of his own heritage, was slain by portion of his own sept in a night incursion; namely, by Mac Ruaidhri of the Route and by the son of Godfrey O'Cathain that was done on Lammas night.

U1525.4

The bishops of Cell-da-Lua, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Mathgamain O'Briain, died. The unique Gaidhel who got and spent most of the world in his own time and who least hoarded beyond his spending was he and a man of general hospitality to everyone was that bishop and who defended his right in his country and border-land, part by consent and part in despite and a man who often brought a large host to muster to destroy his enemies. So that there was not in proximity to him in his own district, or in another district, any good person or leader that did not accept his stipend. And another thing also: the death of that bishop was the sore deed above every deed and the loss above every loss that happened to learning at one time with his.

U1525.5

The rural dean, son of Brian Mac Conmidhe the Red, a man that kept a general guest-house for everyone and his son, namely, Cerball, died in this year.

U1525.6

The son of Godfrey Mag Uidhir the Red, namely, Ruaidhri, died this year.

U1525.7

Mag Raghnaill, namely, Cathal junior, son of another Cathal, was slain in treachery by the sons of O'Mailmiadhaigh.

U1525.8

The daughter of Mag Uidhir, namely, Rosa, daughter of John, Bon of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1525.9

The daughter of Mag Mathgamna, namely, Joan, daughter of Brian Mag Mathgamna, that is, the wife John, son of bishop Mag Uidhir, had, died this year.


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U1526.0

Kalends of Jan. on Mon., 15th of moon, A.D. 1526.

U1526.1

The son of O'Ruairc, namely, Tadhg, son of Eogan, was slain in treachery by the people of his own brother.

U1526.2

O'Neill, namely, Conn and the son of O'Domnaill, namely, Maghnus, went to meet the Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Gerald, Justiciary of Ireland, in the Spring of this year, to make the peace of the Conallians and Eoganians. And, after the assembling of many of the nobles of the Foreigners and Gaidhil to pacify them, peace was not knit between them that time, but they went safe to their houses.

U1526.3

O'Raighilligh, namely, Eoghan, died this year and great war arose between his own sept respecting lordship of the country, until Fergal, son of John O'Raighilligh, was proclaimed O'Raighilligh, on recommendation of the Justiciary and many of the nobles of Foreigners and Gaidhil, although there were persons elder than he pretending to it.

U1526.4

Great war arose in Lower Connacht this year: to wit, very great part of them joined against O'Domnaill under Brian, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Maghnus O'Concobuir and under the son of Cathal O'Concobuir junior and under the descendants of Cormac Mac Donnchaidh. And great raids were made by them in Lower Cairpre on the persons that remained in the country. And O'Domnaill broke down the castle of the Grainsech in eric of those and he went after that into Magh-Luirg and the country was burned and destroyed by him and he and his host went off safe afterwards.

U1526.5

O'Neill, namely, Conn, went with a host to prevent the work of a castle which Maghnus O'Domnaill began to build at Port-na-tri-namat. And O'Domnaill was in Lower Connacht and part of the horse-host of Maghnus O'Domnaill overtook the head of the host and the son of John, son of Conn O'Neill, namely,


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Henry, was taken there. And O'Neill turned back without notable damage being done to him or being done by him, except like that. That Sil-Concobuir and the Clann-Donnchaidh who were at war with O'Domnaill went around the castle of Sligech to destroy corn-fields and to attack the place. And O'Domnaill in some way got tidings of their being there and marched against them and overtook them and they were defeated by him and the son of Mac Donnchaidh and many others that are not reckoned here were taken from them. And many horses and arms and armour were taken from them also.

U1526.6

O'Cathain, namely, Godfrey, son of Godfrey, was slain by Nial1, son of Art O'Neill junior, in the centre of Belach-an-camain and Niall himself was taken in a very short time after that by O'Neill.

U1526.7

The son of O'Cathain, namely, Godfrey, son of Donchadh, went on a raid march into Glenn-Concadhain and he was left behind there, namely, between the two Nativities. And tidings of his death were not got from that until end of the Lent next ensuing (that is, his corpse was found there, without marks of slaying by weapon on it). And Henry, son of Brian, lord of Baile-na-braghat, was slain there and many of his people were wounded and slain there with them.

U1526.8

Defeat was given by the son of Mac Piers to the sons of Edmond, son of Thomas Butler, a place in which were slain many of the horse-host and gallowglasses. And there was slain there Concobur junior, son of Concobur Blind -eye O'Domnaill, who was constable of gallowglasses and a good hand often and especially that day; for the amount of his courage and the excellence of his hand allowed him not to accept safety that day, on its being presented to him often.

U1526.9

O'Dochartaigh, namely, Echmarcach, lord of Inis-Eogain, died at end of his


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long age and great war arose between his sept about the leadership. And Gerald, son of Domnall, son of Feidlimidh O'Dochartaigh, was proclaimed lord.

U1526.10

A hosting by O'Domnaill into Tir-Amalghaidh to aid the descendants of Ricard de Burgh. Coerthannan and Cros-Mailfhina were taken and broken down by him and many hostages and chattels were taken from out them by him. And he turned back and encampment was made by him under the castle of Culmaile and hostages were exacted from the descendants of Cormac Mac Donnchaidh in pledge of compliance with his own award.

U1526.11

The prior Mag Aenghusa, namely, a man of great lordship in church and in state and a man who was very rich, was slain by part of his own sept.

U1527.0

Kalends of Jan. on Tues. 26th of moon, A.D. 1527.

U1527.1

Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, namely, Cormac, son of Tadhg, son of Brian, died and great war arose among his sept about lordship of the territory and Eogan, son of Donchadh, son of Murchadh, was proclaimed Mac Donnchaidh.

U1527.2

Brian, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Maghnus O'Concobuir and Domnall, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Toirdelbach Carrach O'Concobuir, died this year.

U1527.3

Peace was made between O'Domnaill and O'Nei1l, as Maghnus O'Domnaill directed: to wit, part of the tribute of Cois Deirge and Lurg and the part of Fir-Manach from the Loch east also to be given to O'Neill without dispute.

U1527.4

O'Cleirigh (that is, the swarthy Gillie), namely, ollam of O'Domnaill in history, died.

U1527.5

Domnall, son of bishop O'Gallcubuir, was slain in a faction fight by part of his own sept.

U1527.6

The doctor, son of Eogan Ulltach,


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eminent in physic and very many other sciences, died in this year.

U1527.7

Mag Uidhir (namely, Concubur) died this year and the Coarb Mag Uidhir was proclaimed the Mag Uidhir.

U1527.8

Toirdelbach, son of Echnechan O'Domnaill and Feidhlimidh, son of John O'Domnaill of Magh- Luirg, died this year.

U1527.9

A hosting by O'Domnaill, namely, Aodh, into Mag-Luirg and the country was entirely burned and destroyed, both corn and building. And Caislen-mor and the castle of Benfhota were taken by him and the castle of the Caladhs and Baile-na-huama and Caislen-riabhach were taken and broken down by him and a good horseman of the host, namely, Aodh the Tawny, son of Dubhaltach O'Gallcubuir, was slain in the centre of Belach-buidhe.

U1527.10

A castle was built by Maghnus O'Domnaill this year at Port-na-tri-namat and it was finished in a short space of the Summer, both work of wood and stone.

U1527.11

Maghnus O'Domnaill went on a raid into Glenn-Fheile on Aodh O'Domnaill the Tawny and two young horsemen of the people of Maghnus, namely, the son of Domnall, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Aenghus O'Gallcubuir junior and the son of Brian Blind -eye, son of Domnall Mac-an-decanaigh, were slain.

U1527.12

Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir, an eminent cleric and an intelligent, accomplished person in Latin and Gaidhelic and a man of large retinue and a man to maintain a guest-house, died in this year.

U1527.13

Ruaidhri, son of Murchadh Mac Suibne, was slain by the sons of his own father in this year.

U1527.14

William, son of Andrew Mag Craith, a wealthy person and a man that kept a general guest-house, and his wife


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died within one day and night.

U1527.15

Kathleen, daughter of Conn O'Neill, namely, the wife O'Raighilligh, that is, John, had at first and O'Ruairc (that is, Eogan), afterwards—a charitable, humane woman—died after Unction and after penance in this year.

U1527.16

Mac William de Burgh, namely, Edmond, died this year and John of the Termon was made king after him.

U1527.17

Mag Aenghusa, namely, Edmond the Tawny, son of Aodh Mag Aenghusa, died this year.

U1527.18

Cathal, son of James, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, a person eminent for nobleness and for keeping a guest-house, died this year.

U1527.19

Ros, son of Toirdelbach, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1527.20

Tadhg, son of Eogan O'Fialain, one likely to be a good poet, died this year.

U1527.21

Art the Stammerer, son of John, son of Art O'Neill, was slain by Toirdelbach, son of Donchadh, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, in the house of Brian Mac Donnchaidh junior, in the Pass of Coill-na-cuirridin.

U1527.22

Toirdelbach O'Mael-Shechlainn was slain this year by the sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Ruaidhri O'Neill.

U1527.23

Flaithbertach, son of Ruaidhri, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain by Uaithne, son of Maghnus Mag Uidhir, during peace between them.

U1527.24

The abbot of Lis-gabail, namely, abbot Laurence, died this year.

U1527.25

O'hAirt, namely, Cormac O'hAirt, a good, pleasant person, who kept a good guest-house, died this year and Feidhlimidh O'hAirt was made O'hAirt in his place and died the same year.

U1527.26

Another Art, namely, son of Aedh Blind-eye, son of Niall, son of Art, son of Eogan, son of Niall O'Neill junior, was slain this year treacherously by the grandsons of Aedh O'Neill of the Mullach.

U1528.0

Kalends of Jan. on Wed, and a Bissextile thereon, 7th of moon, A.D. 1528.

U1528.1

O'Briain, king of Thomond,


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namely, Toirdelbach, son of Tadhg, died after spending his natural age for very great part in prosperity and happiness, in hospitality and in nobleness, in subduing his foes and in protecting his friends, so that other power of Foreigners or Gaidhil lay not on his district during the length of his lordship. And his son, namely, Concobur, was made king in his place.

U1528.2

Mac Carthaigh the Swarthy, namely, Domnall, son of Finghin lord from Carn to Cork, one who was of best hospitality in the Half of Mogh and on whom lay not the power of any territory or border-land, died this year.

U1528.3

The Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, son of Gerald, was taken by the king of the Saxons and was under arrest with him.

U1528.4

The daughter of O'Briain, namely, Finghuala, queen of Tir-Conaill—the woman who was the best that was in Ireland at one time with herself as regards God and the world, to wit, Eimer for fidelity and Una for hospitality and the precious fair stone of Dal-Cais and most eminence of the worthy women of all Ireland—died after Unction and after penance, after being two and twenty years in the habit of St. Francis, preserving her widowhood and doing alms-deeds and humanity and benefaction.

U1528.5

Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, a good, noble person, who was of best counsel and leadership in his vicinity and by whom were most frequently destroyed his foes, was slain by the son of Art O'Neill junior, namely, Ruaidhri, on being found with a small force leaving the town of O'Neill after Easter. Two sons of Art O'Neill junior, namely, Henry the Stammerer and Cormac, were hung in Druim-mor in revenge of


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that Conn.

U1528.6

O'Ruairc, namely, Eogan, lord of the Breifne, the pillar of support of the hospitality and prowess of Lower Connacht and lion of Cenel-Fergna for disposition and for nobleness and fitting vessel for arch-kingship of Connacht for figure, for sense, for right, for rule, died after Unction and after penance and after choice suffering.

U1528.7

Mac Craith of the Termon of Dabeog, namely, Ruaidhri, son of Diarmaid, son of Mark, son of Maurice Mac Craith, died this year. And a noble termoner was that man and he was generous to strangers and was intelligent, informed and was cheerful, virtuous and was a learned antiquarian and a man that kept a general guest-house among Ultonians was he.

U1528.8

Ua Luinin, namely, Ruaidhri, son of Matthew, son of Pierce Ua Luinin the Stooped, ollam of Mag Uidhir in history, died. And he was informed, ingenious, skilled in poetry and in history, in philosophy and in abstruse knowledge. Ua Cathain of Claen-inis, namely, Ruaidhri, eminent in history and a man of God, died this year. Ua Gallchobuir, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Tuathal died the same year.

U1528.9

(Kalends of Jan. on Wed., A.D. 1528. John O'Croidhen, the unique son of a merchant who was of most fame and name for keeping up a guest-house in his own time for the poor of God and for every person of the needy folk


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beside and who bought more than he sold, died in Sligech in his own house, on March 14, after gaining victory from world and from demon. And his wife, namely, Una, daughter of Mac Diarmada the Red, died in the year next after, among her friends in Magh-Luirg, after Unction and after penance. And everyone who shall read or listen to this year, let him bestow benison on the souls of that couple aforesaid we mentioned above, according as they amply vindicated that for themselves to the knowledge lit. testimony of many persons who had accurate cognisance of them.)

U1529.0

Kalends of Jan. on Fri., 18th of moon, A.D. 1529.

U1529.1

Eogan, son of Feidhlimidh Mac Maghusa and his wife, namely, Graine, daughter of Concobur Mag Uidhir, that is, king of Fir-Manach, died in one week.

U1529.2

Cormac O'Luinin, namely, son of Denis, son of Pierce the Stooped, died.

U1529.3

Joan, daughter of John O'Droma, died.

U1529.4

The parson of Achadh-urchaire, namely, Brian the Red, son of bishop Mag Uidhir, was killed with one shot of an arrow in interposing between the people of Cuil and the people of Machaire.

U1529.5

Cathal, son of Eogan, son of Aodh Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1529.6

The daughter of Mag Craith, namely, Margaret, the wife Cormac O'Muirghesa the Red had, died this year.

U1530.0

Kalends of Jan. on Sat., 29th of moon, A.D. 1530.

U1530.1

Gilla-Padruig, son of Cormac, son of Art Mag Uidhir of Cuil, died this year. And that was the man of his means who was the best of whom everyone heard in his own time.

U1530.2

Aodh O'Flannagain, namely, son of the parson of Inis, one who was full of intelligence and of knowledge and of


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every other virtue besides and was good to keep a guest-house, died the same year.

U1530.3

Domnall, son of Brian, son of Domnall O'Neill, went on a raid into Machaire-Stebhanach and prey was taken by him. And the country overtook him and pursued him to Sliabh-Betha and the son of Brian turned on them and defeated the pursuing party and slaughter hard to count was inflicted on them and two sons of Eogan O'Neill the Red were taken and three of the sons of Ruaidhri of the Largan and two sons of Maghnus Mac Mathgamna and the son of Henry, son of Brian, and the son of Edmond, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, namely, Thomas of the Rock and many others that are not reckoned here were slain.

U1530.4

The daughter of Aedh Blind eye O'Neill, namely, Una, wife of Tadhg the Tawny, son of Mag Craith, that is, son of Ruaighri, son Diarmaid, son of Mark Mag Craith died.

U1531.0

Kalends of Jan. on Sun., 10th of moon, A.D. 1531.

U1531.1

O'Flannagain (Maghnus O'Flannagain) of Tuath-ratha, namely, Maghnus, son of Gilbert, son of Cormac, a person eminent for nobleness and for keeping a guest-house, died this year.

U1531.2

Cormac Mac Maghnusa, son of Cathal junior, son of the middle Cathal, died this year. And there was not known to us in his own time a son of a brughaidh that was better than he.

U1531.3

Inroad was made by Mag Uidhir; namely, by Cormac, into Cenel-Feradhaigh, whereby he raided the territory. And a pursuing party overtook him, and the son of Mag Uidhir defeated them; and the son of Brian, son of Domnall O'Neill, and other persons that are not reckoned here were slain by him.

U1531.4

Tuathal O'Neill, namely, son of O'Neill, that is, son of


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Art, son of Conn, was taken by the O'Neill, namely, by Conn, son of Conn.

U1531.5

A hosting by the Saxon Justiciary and by the Earl of Kildare and by the nobles of the Foreigners of Ireland into Tir-Eogain, at instigation of O'Domnaill and of Niall O'Neill junior and of the descendants of Aodh O'Neill. And Tir-Eogain was burned by them from Dun-cal southwards to Abhann-mor, and the new castle of Port-an-faillegain was broken down by them, and the district of Brian of the early rising was raided and burned by them, and Muinechan was left empty at their approach. O'Domnaill and Niall junior went to meet that Foreign host to Cenn-ard, and the castle of Cenn-ard was broken down by them. And O'Neill was, with a host hard to count, in front of them, and they attempted not to go beyond that into Tir-Eogain, and those hosts turned, side for side, to their houses with victory of overthrow, without O'Neill having peace or truce with them.

U1531.6

Ruaidhri the Foreign, son of O'Neill, was taken by O'Neill, namely, by Conn, son of Conn.

U1531.7

Conn, son of John Mag Mathgamna the Tawny, was slain by Mag Mathgamna and by the sons of Brian Mag Mathgamna.

U1531.8

Eogan, son of Gilla-Padruig Mag Uidhir junior, was slain by his own brother, namely, by Edmond.

U1531.9

The town of O'Donghaile was attacked this year by Niall O'Neill junior, and the town was taken by him, and the son of O'Neill, namely, John, fosterling of O'Donghaile, was taken there, and the horses and chattel of the town were carried off by him along with him.

U1531.10

Aodh junior, son of Thomas, son of another Thomas, son of the black Gillie Mag Uidhir, died this year, after gaining victory from world and from demon.

U1531.11

Mag Uidhir went with a host into Tir-Conaill, at instigation


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of O'Domnaill, and they both marched on Maghnus O'Domnaill, and very much of the country was raided and burned by them, both houses and corn, both beeves and horses, and every substance besides. And Maghnus was with a host on the green of Castle Finn at that time, and the horse-host of the son of O'Domnaill and his sons went south across the Finn against the host. And Mag Uidhir and his son and the sons of O'Domnaill attacked them and they had an engagement, and horses and men were injured between them. And the end of the engagement was defeat of the horse-host of the son of O'Domnaill, and they were put on Sgarb-Bechoigi in their despite, and Mag Uidhir returned to his stronghold with victory of overthrow. And Toirdelbach, son of Donchadh, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was mortally wounded with one stroke of javelin in that engagement by a horseman of Muintir-Gallchabuir and brought alive to his own town, and died at end of three nights there, after victory of Unction and penance.

U1531.12

The daughter of Mag Craith, namely, Finghuala, the wife Gilla-na-naem O'Uiginn had, died this year.

U1531.13

Conn the Morose, son of Art, son of Niall, was slain by Niall junior, son of Conn, son of Niall O'Neill, this year.

U1531.14

James O'Flannagain, namely, son of the parson of Inis, one who was full of intelligence and of knowledge, and was good to keep a guest-house, died this year.

U1532.0

Kalends of Jan. on Mon., 21st of moon, A.D. 1532.

U1532.1

Thomas, son of the Earl of Kildare, namely, the unique youth of Meath, and the person who was best in knowledge of every science in his own time, died this year.

U1532.2

Cormac, son of Mag Uidhir, was taken in treachery by the sons of O'Neill and by Fer-dorcha Ua Neill, and by


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Feidhlimidh the Devlinite, son of Art, son of Conn O'Neill, and some of the horse-host of Mag Uidhir, namely, William, son of Diarmaid, son of Cormac Mac Gaffraigh and the freckled Gillie, son of Henry Mac Gaffraigh the Tawny, and other persons that are not reckoned here were slain there. And another part of the horse-host of Cormac, namely, Ros, son of Niall Mac Caba, and Eogan, son of this Diarmaid whom we mentioned before, were taken along with him there. And although it was the sons of O'Neill were victorious there, still not scatheless went they from that encounter: very many of their people were beaten down and wounded. And these are the nobles that were at point of death on being carried off by them: to wit, the son of O'Neill, namely, Feidhlimidh and Raibhilin Mac Domnaill and other persons that are not reckoned here.

U1532.3

Great raids were made by Maghnus O'Domnaill in Cuil-Meg-Tigernain.

U1532.4

O'Cerbaill, namely, Maolruanaigh, the unique Gaidhel who was best in bounty and bravery, prosperity and pre-eminence, nobleness and inheritance, and the one to whom were grateful bardic bands and pilgrims, learned and ollams, religious orders and churches, and the one who most collected and bestowed from the time of Brian Boruma downwards: the link of maintenance of every one, and the accurate, steady rudder and the stedfast, progressive shepherd of the tribes, and the pleasant, majestic hero of Munster: the precious stone and gem of carbuncle, the anvil of stability and prop of gold of the Elians, died after victory of Unction and penance in his own stronghold. And his son, namely, Fer-gan-ainm, was installed in his place after him.

U1532.5

Eoghan, son of Tigernan O'Ruairc, was slain by O'Mailmiadhaigh and by his kinsmen, in the monastery of the Friars Minor in


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Druim-da-shiar.

U1532.6

John, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, was slain this year by Domnall, son of Mag Uidhir, namely, son of Cu-Connacht, son of Cu-Connacht, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, with one thrust of knife.

U1532.7

The son of Mag Samradhain, namely, Domnall junior, son of Domnall Gapped-tooth, was slain with one stroke of javelin by Aithne, son of Maghnus, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain.

U1532.8

The dark Damsel, daughter of Mag Craith, died this year; namely, wife of Dubhaltach Mac Domnaill: to wit, an excellent, virtuous, witty woman.

U1532.9

Mag Samradhain died this year; namely, Thomas, son of Maghnus Mag Samradhain: to wit, a chief who was the best of those that came in Tellach-Echach within the memory of every one.

U1532.10

The Coarb of Fidhnach, namely, Brian O'Rodachain, died this year.

U1532.11

Henry the Turbulent, son of Brian, son of Conn O'Neill, was taken by the O'Neill, namely, by Conn, son of Conn.

U1532.12

Cormac O'hUlltachain, namely, herenagh of Achadh-beithe, died this year.

U1532.13

Thomas Mac Amlaibh, namely, son of Cormac Mac Amlaibh; Gilla-na-naem, son of Art Mac Gaffraigh, died this year.

U1532.14

O'Domnaill and Mag Uidhir went to meet the Saxon Justiciary Skeffington to Droiched-atha and their affairs were transacted and they went with victory to their houses again.

U1532.15

The Justiciary with the Saxons and Foreigners of Meath went into Tir-Eogain and a host of Gaidhil rose out to meet them, that is, Niall O'Neill junior and Mag Uidhir and O'Raighilligh and Mag Mathgamna and the descendants of Aodh O'Neill and the descendants of Aodh the Tawny and the Clanna-Rughraidhe of the northern side. . . For the Gaidhil of all the Half of Conn, except a few, turned on O'Neill about that time. These hosts


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went, side for side, to Dun-Gennain to meet each other, so that the town, both wood and stone, both houses and furniture, both fort and fair habitation, was broken and dismembered, destroyed and deleted, overturned and prostrated, so that Foreigner or Gaidhel of those who saw it ever before recognised it not on the third day. The whole territory from border to border was harried and raided, punished and wasted, burned and totally destroyed by them. The herds and other cattle of the territory of O'Neill went in their entirety in fright and constant progress, until they reached the Mountain of Bith, son of Noah. These Gaidhil we mentioned before followed them, until they overtook them and carried off with them this cattle-spoil hard to count, until they came among the Foreigners. The beef was for the groat and a beef for every groat with the Foreigners that night. Foreigners and Gaidhil united their alliance and their friendship, their bonds and ratifications, with each other on the next day. The Foreigners returned to their keeps and the Gaidhil to their good houses with victory of overthrow and so on. Where O'Domnaill and Mac Domnaill of Scotland and their force with them were at that time is acquiring power in the Province of Medhbh.

U1532.16

Great raids and unprecedented forays were made by Niall O'Neill junior on Raibhilin Mac Domnaill and they the spoils were carried into Fir-Manach by him.

U1532.17

The Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald junior, came to Ireland in Spring this year and brought the authority of the king Hen. VIII. for a term of ten years with him. And citation was served on the Saxon Justiciary to draw him to the town of Ath-cliath and the Great Council sat there and the Saxon was sent, on account of the rights of the Foreigners, to the town of the king


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again, under great reproach and contumely.

U1532.18

Mac Uibhilin, namely, Gerald, son of Walter, was slain in treachery by the son of Ruaidhri O'Cathain of the Route and by the son of Domnall O'Cathain the cleric, in the church of Dun-bo and Concobur, son of Henry, was slain and burned the same night.

U1532.19

The sons of O'Neill, namely, Ruaidhri the Foreign and Tuathal, were hung by O'Neill namely, Conn, son of Conn.

U1532.20

Feidhlimidh, son of Eogan O'Neill the Poor, died this year: to wit, the man who took oaths that there would not come into Tir-Eogain in his lifetime a Conallian host of which he would not kill a horse or man, and that was fulfilled.

U1532.21

Piers, son of James, namely, Earl of Ormond, with his full muster went into the country of Eili and of Ormond, and Baile-an-garrgha was burned by him. And, as they were turning back, the sons of O'Cerbaill overtook them at Ath-na-darach-caime. A severe attack was made on them and slaughter hard to count inflicted upon them and the foreign weapons whereby they most got success and sway, namely, their guns, were wrested from them. And Ath-na-fadbcun continued as an increase of name to that Ford. And there were also wrested from them much of their gold and of their silver and their provision and their carts and their horses, except a few. And it is on this day precisely died O'Cerbaill.

U1533.0

Kalends of Jan. on Wed., 2nd of moon, A.D. 1533.

U1533.1

Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg (namely, Diarmaid of the Hospitality) was slain by the sons of his own brother in treachery.

U1533.2

O'Cianain, namely, Aodh the Black, died this year.

U1533.3

William O'Corcrain, namely, an


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eminent cleric and a person well learned, died this year.

U1533.4

Donchadh, son of Redmond, son of Mael-Shechlainn Mac Gaffraigh, a person of the people of Mag Uidhir, good to counsel in a tribal assembly, died this year.

U1533.5

Feidhlimidh the Lame, son of Niall, son of Conn O'Neill, lord of Trian-Congail, died this year.

U1533.6

Diarmaid, son of Domnall O'Suillebhain—O'Suillebhain of Beirre—a man who paid bardic bands and pilgrims, learned and ollams of Ireland, died in this year.

U1533.7

Finghin the Lagenian, son of Diarmaid, son of Domnall Mac Carthaigh, died in this year.

U1533.8

Crimthann, son of Gerald, son of Domnall Cavanagh the Swarthy, was slain in treachery by his own brother, namely, by Art the Tawny, son of Gerald, this year.

U1533.9

Sligech was taken in treachery—in a way it was not opined it would be—this year by the Sil-Concubuir, namely, by Tadhg junior, son of Tadhg, son of Aodh, son of Cathal Carrach.

U1533.10

Murchadh the Red, son of Tadhg, son of Brian O'Briain, was slain by Domnall (namely, the cleric), son of Concobur, son of Toirdelbach O'Briain, in the same year.

U1533.11

Defeat was inflicted on Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg this year by O'Concobuir the Red and by his son, namely, Toirdelbach the Red and by Ruaidhri, son of Mac Diarmada.

U1533.12

Defeat was inflicted this year on the Clann-Aedha-buidhe and on Alexander Carrach, son of Mac Domnaill, by Mac Uibhilin.

U1533.13

Feidhlimidh the Black, son of Gilla-Padruig, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir, a good leader and a man that kept a general guest-house, died this year.

U1533.14

Redmond, son of James, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain this year by the Clan-Gaffraigh respecting the wife of Cormac, son of Donchadh, son of Redmond Mac Gaffraigh.

U1533.15

Mathgamain O'Carmaic, a


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good, honoured wright and a man that kept a general guest-house, died this year with victory of Unction and penance.

U1533.16

Edmond, son of Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, was slain this year by Mag Uidhir (namely, Cu Connacht) and by his sons, namely, Cormac and Brian, a week after November Day: to wit, an eminent leader and a good, noble person was that man.

U1533.17

Two sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Ruaidhri O'Neill the Lame, namely, Eimer and Niall, were slain this year by Maghnus O'Domnaill.

U1533.18

The king of the Saxons went against the Faith and many foolish things were done by him against the church.

U1534.0

Kalends of Jan. on Thurs., 13th of moon, A.D. 1534.

U1534.1

The bishop of Clochar, namely, Patrick Culin, died this year.

U1534.2

Mac Domnaill, namely, Rughraidhe, died this year: one eminent in hospitality and prowess was that man. And his brother, namely, Gilla-espuic, was made Mac Domnaill.

U1534.3

The vicar of Claen-inis, namely, Redmond, son of archdeacon Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1534.4

John, son of Uaithne O'Raighilligh, lord of Clann-Mathgamna, was slain in treachery this year by the sons of O'Raghalligh, namely, Toirdelbach and Brian, sons of Ferghal.

U1534.5

O'Gallchabair, namely, Edmond, son of John, son of Tuathal, died this year.

U1534.6

Ruaidhri Carrach, son of Cormac, son of Aodh Mag Uidhir, a good, noble, enterprising person, died this year.

U1534.7

The Earl of Kildare, namely, Gerald, received a summons of the king of the Saxons this year. And this was the cause of that summons: namely, many accusations were made lit. put by the Foreigners of Ireland against lit. upon him through


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excess of his illegality and his injustice on them, so that this was the counsel the king and nobles of the Saxons adopted,—to put the Earl into the tower of London in anticipation of his ruin. As to the son and heir of the Earl, namely, Thomas, son of Gerald: after hearing that, this is the counsel himself and his kinsmen and his friends of the Foreigners and Gaidhil decided on,—to make alliance of war against the king. After that counsel was heard of by the archbishop of the town of Ath-cliath and by the prior of Cell-Maighnenn, by the bishops of Meath and by many others who are not reckoned here, who had a part in putting the Earl in the place of his ruin, excessively great fear seized them, so that they left their lordship and their courts and their castles and every other wealth they had without custody, so that they fled from Ireland very quickly, cowardly, irresolutely, to go to Saxon-land, for fear and for great dread of the son of the Earl putting them to death in revenge of his father. As to the archbishop of the town of Ath-cliath, it is publicly related he went forth by a night journey to leave Ireland, with but a few of his people with him. And on his going into the ship at Benn-Edair, the people of the son of the Earl overtook him and he was taken by them, without respect to his privilege or to his reverence, and excessive hardship was put on him and they carried him with them to Ard-aidhin Artane, in proximity to Cluain-tarbh Clontarf. When the son of the Earl heard that thing, it pleased him: he made not rest, or stay, until he reached the place where the bishop was and he put on his people to do a prodigious, unprecedented, unmerciful deed, through which were

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destroyed fruit and crops and sea-product, peace and seasons and fair weather at that time,—to wit, to make equal, fairly-lopped quarters of the archbishop. So that that was the cause of the war we mentioned.

U1534.8

An untimely, hurtful deed was done in Fir-Manach Martinmas night Nov. 11 precisely: to wit, Maghnus Ua Duibhgennain the Tawny, an eminent historian, was strangled and smothered and concealed in his own house by his own wife and by Brian, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir. Tidings of that murder went through the territory and Brian fled into Oirghialla. And Flaithbertach, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach, arrested that woman and arrested two other culprits who were implicated in that murder and gave them up to Mag Uidhir and Mag Uidhir burned those two in one day. And the woman, who was pregnant by her own husband, was put in prison until she brought forth that birth and was hung at the end. Two brothers of that Brian pursued him into Oirghialla and he was killed by them in treachery. And woe is the one who does murder, or deceit, to doom, after that murder and the excellence wherewith it was punished through miracles of God and Martin.

U1535.0

Kalends of Jan. on Fri., 24th of moon, A.D. 1535.

U1535.1

Aedh, son of Domnall, son of Henry, son of Eogan O'Neill, an eminent leader and a man full of nobleness and hospitality, died this year.

U1535.2

A hosting by Ua Neill to Trian-Congail and the castle of Edan-dubhcarghe was taken by him from the sons of Aedh, son of Niall, and given to Niall junior, son of Niall, son of Conn.

U1535.3

Ua Raghalligh namely, Ferghal, son of John, son of Caithal Ua Raghilligh, one for whom all Ireland, both Clergy and laity, was full of esteem for the excellence of his nobleness and his


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generosity and his humanity, died with victory of Unction and penance.

U1535.4

Mag Uidhir, namely, Cu-Connacht, son of Cu-Connacht, went on a raid into Cenel-Feradhaigh and great spoil was carried off by him from the country and from Clochar town. And he got not pursuit that day. The sons of Eogan O'Neill the Red pursued him that night and Mac Gaffraigh, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Brian, son of William Mac Gaffraigh, was slain by them on the slope of Loch-serchaidh, on his being found there, with a few persons, kindling a fire and killing a beef of the spoil.

U1535.5

Ua Dobhilen, namely, John, died this year of fever.

U1535.6

A hosting by Tadhg, son of Tadhg, son of Aedh, to Magh-Ene and the Plain was burned by them. And they waited that night on the Plain and the son of O'Domnaill, namely, Donchadh the Carbrian and the sons of O'Baighill and the sons of Mag Flannchaidh went before them that night on Sgarb-insi-in-fraich. Howbeit, they did not attack the van of the host, but attack was made by them on the rear of the host and many of them were taken and some slain. The son of O'Ruairc, namely, Brian, sent messengers to Mag Flannchaidh to mention to him that he had peace with Tadhg junior and to say to him to liberate those prisoners on account of that peace. Mag Flannchaidh liberated all those prisoners and full satisfaction was given to them on the morrow.

U1535.7

Gilla-Padraig, son of Philip, son of Edmond Mag Uidhir, died.

U1535.8

Eignechan, son of Domnall O'Domnaill, was slain in treachery by the sons of O'Baighill this year.

U1535.9

Murder and foul treachery was done by his own gallowglas and trusted constable on the son of the Earl of Kildare and his town, namely, Magh-nuadhad, was


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sold and betrayed by him to the Saxons, whilst the warders of the town were asleep and the majority of the warders were slain in their sleep and five, or six, clerics and priests were slain there. And, when they went into possession of the town, they brought that man who betrayed the town to them, into the presence of the Deputy of the king. And it was asked of him how long he could hold the town, if he had not betrayed it. And he said that he could hold it to the end of a year. After that, it was asked of him what the son of the Earl had done to him for which he did treachery on his lord. And he said that he never did anything in the world that was displeasing to him. And it was reproached to him that he did much injury to Foreigners along with the son of the Earl and the Saxons said it were fitter for him to do treachery on themselves, who gave nothing to him, than to do treachery on the son of the Earl, who gave much to him. And this is the sentence that was passed upon him,—everything that was promised to him, to give it to his father, for he did not treachery or deception, and the man that did the deceit and the foul treachery on his lord, to be put to death, on the plea that he would do more of

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that misdeed upon them, or on someone else. And four quarters were made of him. And woe is he that would do treachery, or parricide, or deception, to doom, as God deigned to have that deception issue, like that. And benison to the man that passed that sentence.

U1535.10

War arose between Mag Mathgamna and the descendants of Aedh Mag Mathgamna the Red.

U1535.11

The descendants of Aedh the Red and the descendants of Aedh O'Neill went on raid on Mag Mathgamna and great raids were made by them and Ua Connalaigh was slain by them.

U1535.12

Cormac, son of Donchadh Mac Gaffraigh, was slain by the sons of Eogan O'Neill the Red and Gilla-Padruig, his brother, died that year.

U1535.13

Aodh, son of O'Flannagain, was slain in treachery this year by the sons of Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, namely, James and Philip junior, the Sunday June 27 before the feast of Peter and Paul.

U1535.14

Mac Suibne of Tir-Boghaine was slain by the son of his own father and mother, namely, by Niall, in treachery on the feast day of Peter and Paul.

U1535.15

The son of the Earl of Kildare, namely, Thomas, was wickedly taken by the Saxons, after condonation being granted to him and his going to meet them Aug. 18 on that condonation, and he was sent east to the king of the Saxons.

U1535.16

A hosting was made by Mag Uidhir and by the daughter of Mac-namighi, namely, by the wife of O'Domnaill and they went to aid the Saxons and the deputy of the king, namely, William Skeffington.

U1535.17

William himself died about that Christmas in Droiched-atha and Mag Uidhir returned from the Saxons to his own territory and neither he himself nor the daughter of Mac-namighi got a host of Foreigners to go with them to Sligech.

U1535.18

Great plague and small pox throughout Ireland this year.

U1535.19

Joan, daughter of Conn,


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son of Henry, son of Eogan O'Neill, wife of Maghnus O'Domnaill, died.

U1535.20

Gilla-Coluim Ua hEoghasa and Aenghus, son of Edmond Mag Craith, died this year.

U1536.0

Kalends of Jan. on Sat., 5th of moon, A.D. 1536.

U1536.1

The sons of Mag Uidhir, namely, Cormac and Brian and Domnall and the descendants of John and James and Ruaidhri Blind-eye Mag Uidhir went to join Niall O'Neill junior on war on Mag Uidhir. And the spoils of the sons of Thomas of the Rock were carried off by the sons of Thomas Mag Uidhir about the feast of Brigit and great raids were made by the sons of James and by the sons of Ruaidhri Blind -eye in Cuil-Mic-Tigharnain on the Clann-Gaffraigh, and other great raids were made by the descendants of Art O'Neill in the same Cuil and other raids were made by Niall junior and by the sons of Mag Uidhil on the descendants of Flaithbertach Mag Uidhir. And Eogain the Tawny, son of Aedh, son of Gilla-Padraig, son of Flathbertach, was slain there by Cormac Mag Uidhir and other persons were slain there, side for side.

U1536.2

Tadhg junior, son of Aedh, was proclaimed Ua Concubair this year.

U1536.3

Maghnus Mac Mathgamna, abbot of Cluain-eois and Tadhg, son of Brian Blind-eye O'Caiside and Eogan O'Caiside the Tawny and Adam Mac Murchaidh and the parson Mac Ubhaid and the parson Mac Somairle—these all died this year.

U1536.4

Another raid was made by Niall O'Neill junior and by


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Cormac, son of Mag Uidhir: their advance-party went from Cuil-Mic-Tigharnain to Doire-brosga and to Claen-inis and great damage was done by them on the churches and to the country of the territory.

U1536.5

The descendants of Art O'Neill of Omagh made a raid in Lurg and Philip the Stammerer, son of Cathal, son of Eogan Mag Uidhir and Donchadh, son of William O'Manchain the Black and Concobar, son of Ferghal O'Manchain and two sons of Feidhlimidh O'Maeladuin were slain in pursuit of that prey.

U1536.6

Mag Flannchaidh, namely, Feradhach, died of the small pox.

U1536.7

Niall Mag Ruaidhri and Donchadh, his brother, died of the same disease.

U1536.8

The monastery of the Friars of the town of O'Ruairc was burned and two friars, namely, Ereman Ua Domnaill and Mael-Sechlainn Mag Samradhain, were burned in it and much damage to the whole country was done in it.

U1536.9

Mag Craith of the Termon fasted on the sons of Aedh Blind-eye O'Neill, namely, on Failghe and on Mael-Shechlainn. Those sons and every muster they found made a raid in consequence on Mag Craith and the son of Mag Craith, namely, James the Tawny and Nicholas, son of the prior Mag Craith, were slain by them that day in revenge of that fasting.

U1536.10

John, son of Eogan O'Neill the Red, was taken by Art, son of Henry O'Neill the Stammerer and delivered up to Mag Uidhir and Mag Uidhir and the Clann-Gaffraigh hung him.

U1536.11

The sons of the Earl of Kildare, namely, James and Walter and Oliver and Richard and John, went to meet the deputy of the king, namely, Lord Leonard Grey,


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aiding him against the son of their brother by their own father, namely, Thomas. They were taken all at one time and sent to Saxon-land and it seems to us that not well happened that.

U1536.12

The king of the Saxons made accusation against the queen that she committed adultery and she was put to death through that and her head was taken off her and he turned not himself from his error of Faith.

U1536.13

Flann Mac-Conmidhe, head of large flocks and herds, was slain in Trian-Congail by the Scots.

U1536.14

Gilla-espuic the Manly, son of Mac Domnaill of Scotland, was doing much injury throughout Trian-Congail.

U1536.15

Niall junior, son of Niall, son of Conn O'Neill, mustered the country and delivered an attack on them and Gilla-espuic himself and two score, or three, of his people with him were slain.

U1536.16

Mac Domnaill of Scotland, (namely, Alexander, son of John Cathanach) died.

U1536.17

Ua Cathain went on a raid on Mac Uibhilin. Word went to Mac Uibhilin and the whole country and the Scots were mustered by him and they went covertly to a certain place. Ua Cathain took the spoils of the country and put them before him. Mac Uibhilin fell in with them, in waiting for them and defeated them and the spoils were wrested from them and many of their people were slain and they returned not until the house of Ua Cathain was burned by them.

U1536.18

Thomas the Freckled, son of Andrew Mag Craith and John, son of Brian, son of Toirdelbach Mag Craith and Diarmaid, son of John Mag Craith, died this year.

U1536.19

A hosting was made by Ua Domnaill, with Mag Uidhir and with Niall Ua Neill junior, and with the sons of Ua Raighalligh and they went into Lower


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Connacht and were between the rivers Dubh and Drobhais the first night. Ua Domnaill proclaimed to the host to put watch and warders between them and the Connacian host that was mustered opposite them. Aedh the Tawny, son of Ua Domnaill, put a party of the descendants of bishop O'Gallchubair as wards and Ua Baighill with a few of his people with him went to watch on the same side. The two watches themselves fell in with each other and Ua Baighill by mischance was slain between them by one stroke of a javelin. The host became disordered because of that and had it not been for the excellence of the intervention, many would have fallen among them on account of the death of Ua Baighill. The host then went to Tir-Fiachrach and were there eight days, or nine, destroying the country. The sons of Ua Domnaill and Mag Uidhir and the sons of Ua Raghalligh went with eight, or nine, score of horsemen to Tir-Amalghaidh. Much damage was done by them around the monastery of the Maighen and great spoils were brought by them to the host. The host turned back, after Ua Domnaill making peace between bishop Barrett and the sons of John de Burgh. Frequent fighting took place between those hosts and not much damage was done between them. Ua Domnaill went to his house without peace, without truce.

U1536.20

A hosting by Ua Neill and Niall Ua Neill junior around the Cargin and on the plain of the Old Castle. Much corn was destroyed by them. Ua Neill went from that to Oirecht-Ui-Cathain and to Trian-Congaill. Niall junior went to the Lucht-tighi of Ua Neill and was a day and night burning there


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and destroying the country. The sons of Ua Neill and Mag Aenghusa overtook them with a strong pursuing party. And Mag Aenghusa was a great horseman and he himself and Niall smote each other vigorously and Mag Aenghusa was taken there by Niall and by his people and by the son of Mag Uidhir who was with him, namely by Cormac. Niall returned safe to his house with victory of overthrow.

U1536.21

Cormac junior, son of Cormac, son of Tadhg Mag Craith—a great tale and very great loss to the Men of all Ireland; a man that was of best sway and rule and was best head of the church of those that were in Ireland during his own time—died this year with victory of Unction and penance.

U1536.22

Feidhlimidh, son of Feidhlimidh O'Ruairc, died in captivity in the town of Brian O'Ruairc this year.

U1536.23

Donchadh, son of Tighernan, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc and Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of the same Eoghan, and John, son of Conn, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc the Fair, were slain in treachery by Domnall the Red, son of Donchadh, son of Donchadh O'Ruairc.

U1536.24

The black Gillie, son of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobair the Freckled, died this year.

U1536.25

Brian O'Ruairc was proclaimed O'Ruairc a very short time before Christmas this year.

U1536.26

Toirdelbach, son of Osgar, son of Tadhg, was slain by the sons of Eoghan O'Neill the Red this year.

U1536.27

Hugo Mac Uaid, parson of Cuilmaine and its vicar and vicar and parson and herenagh of Cell-Sgire—and he was the best parson of whom we have heard in Ireland, so that the man of poetry said:

  1. The parson of Cell-Sgire,
    Head of tribe, or of hospitality;
    Spacious is the floor of his house
    Goal of all the clergy
died on Saturday of Little Easter this year.


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U1537.0

Kalends of Jan. on Mon. 16th of moon, A.D. 1537.

U1537.0

Macanamha namely, Tadhg, died this year.

U1537.1

A hosting by Ua Neill on Niall junior. Niall and his flocks and herds fled on the mountains of Tir-Aedha and towards the Termon of Mag Craith. Ua Neill pursued them and his advance party went to Port-na-garbharda and to Cois-Deirgi and great spoils were carried off by them. Ua Neill and Niall made peace that same day and restitution was made of all the spoils and Mag Aenghusa, who was in custody with Niall, was given for the spoils to Ua Neill and gossipred was made between Ua Neill and by his sons with Niall. Ua Neill returned to his house spiritedly, cheerfully.

U1537.2

Art junior, son of the prior Mag Aenghusa, was slain this year.

U1537.3

Alexander, son of Mac Domnaill, namely, son of Rughraidhe, died this year.

U1537.4

Brian, son of Cormac O'Cianain, an eminent stringed instrumentalist, died this year.

U1537.5

James Savage the Red drew the Saxons on the son of Jenkin Savage and the son of Jenkin and 16 men with him were slain there and his castle was taken by them.

U1537.6

Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh, son of Aedh Ua Domnaill the Red, died in the end of Summer of this year. And there came not from Brian Boruma downwards a king that was of better sway and rule than he. And his son, namely, Maghnus, was made Ua Domnaill.

U1537.7

Mag Uidhir, namely, Cu-Connacht, son of another Cu-Connacht, the man who got most power over Eoganians and over Conallians and over Oirgiallians and over Brefnians and over every neighbour of those who were around him, was slain in treachery by Flaithbertach, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir


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and by the sons of Feidhlimidh the Black, son of Gilla-Padruig Mag Uidhir and by the son of Gilla-Padruig, on the 10th day of October.

U1537.8

The sons of the senior Earl, namely, James and Oliver and Richard and John and Walter and Thomas, son of the junior Earl, were beheaded by the king of the Saxons this year.

U1537.9

The Saxons went into the Breifne of O'Raghilligh on a raiding march and many of its people were slain by them and the son of O'Raghilligh, namely, Brian of the Dubthar, was slain by them.

U1537.10

Foul treachery was done by the sons of O'Flannagain, namely by the sons of Gilla-Isa, son of Toirdelbach, namely, Toirdelbach and Muircertach, on Muircertach, son of Gilbert O'Flannagain. And God turned on the folk of the treachery, although they were 15 men and the other people only 4. Muircertach, son of Gilbert, after being greatly bruised, went off in despite and greater was the injury he did than what was done on him. The dark Damsel, daughter of O'Domnaill, wife of Oliver de Burgh, died this year.

U1537.11

Ua Gairmleghaidh, namely, Edmond the Black, was deposed this year and Rughraidhe was made Ua Gairmleghaidh.

U1537.12

The church of Machaire-na-croissi and the church of Cell-Sgire were burned this year.

U1537.13

Great defeat was inflicted by O'Conchobair Faly on the Saxons and un the Saxon Justiciary. And the Justiciary was attempted to be killed by the Saxons. His church was set on fire because they he and his retinue would be found there to the precise number; but it came through prodigies and marvel of God that themselves his enemies all were burned and the church was not burned.

U1537.14

Art junior, son of Art, son of Conn O'Neill, died this year.

U1538.0

Kalends of Jan. on Tues., 27th of moon, A.D., 1538.

U1538.1

Aedh the Tawny, son of Aedh, son of Aedh the Red, son of Niall


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the Rough, son of Toirdelbach O'Domnaill of the Wine, an eminent leader and cherisher of knowledge and a man of whose esteem all Ireland was full, died this year.

U1538.2

Cathair the Morose, son of O'Raghalligh, an eminent leader, was slain by the Saxons this year.

U1538.3

Cathair, son of Mag Flannchaidh, died this year.

U1538.4

The baron of Delvin, a great lord of the Foreigners, died this year.

U1538.5

James Savage the Red was slain by the sons of Jenkin Savage between Christmas and the feast of Brigit this year.

U1538.6

Brian, son of Niall O'Neill junior, made inroad on Niall, son of Conn, son of Niall O'Neill, to the castle of the Oghmagh, though there were peace and gossipred between them, and the castle was taken by them without warning and Niall himself, a great tale, was slain there and Eoghan, a youth of tender age who was son to him and Eoghan, son of Edmond Mac Somairle and Edmond, son of Gilla-Padraig Mac Somairle, were slain there.

U1538.7

Foul fratricide was done in Tellach-Eathach: to wit, Toirdelbach the Freckled, son of Thomas the Bald, son of Feidhlimidh Mag Samradhain, chose a day to make gossipred with the descendants of Tadhg Mag Samradhain and they went to meet each other peacefully. Toirdelbach slew eight of them, namely, four of their noble persons and four others with them and four inoffensive children. And, on Flaithbertach, son of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, coming on them, they gave up to him the crannog that they had and Flaithbertach put his own warders on it and had it for the space of a quarter, until James, son of Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, got it betrayed to him, seized it and found great chattel thereon. James himself was slain by them at end of ten days after that.


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U1538.8

Niall Blind -eye, son of Gerald O'Dochartaigh, was slain in treachery by the sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Concobar Carrach O'Domnaill.

U1538.9

O'Flannagain of Tuath-ratha, namely, Gilla-Isa, son of Toirdelbach, was slain by Gilla-Padraig, son of Maghnus O'Flannagain, and his son, namely, Toirdelbach, was slain by them in the church of Achadh-mor on the same day.

U1538.10

John, son of Domnall, son of Art Mag Uidhir, lord of the Half-Thirds, died.

U1538.11

The dean, son of Art, son of Lochlann O'Gallchubair, died.

U1538.12

Annabel, daughter of Mag Craith, namely, wife of Tomaltach Mag Uinnsinain, died this year.

U1538.13

A hosting by Ua Domnaill to Tir-Fiachrach and great raids were made by him and destructive defeat was inflicted on them.

U1538.14

Great defeat was inflicted by O'Tuathail on the Saxons this year.

U1538.15

Foul treachery was done by the sons of Brian Mag Flannchaidh on the son of Mag Flannchaidh, namely, on Tadhg, son of Feradhach and there was gossipred between them,—he was killed with a fire-wood axe.

U1538.16

The sons of Philip, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir and the descendants of Gilla-Padraig Mag Uidhir and their bonnaghts, namely, the sons of Eogan Mac Suibne the Red, went on raid on the sons of Mag Uidhir, the third day of Pentecost. Spoil of cleric and laic was taken by them in the port of Dam-inis. The sons of Mag Uidhir overtook them at the town of Concobar with about a score of horsemen and the spoil was wrested from them and they themselves were defeated. Two sons of Eoghan the Red, namely, Dubaltach and Eoghan the Red, were slain there and the third son and the son of Murchadh, son of


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Eoghan the Red, were taken there and three score more were slain there, around the son of the black Gillie, son of Toirdelbach and around the grandson of Art, son of Cormac, son of Art of Cuil.

U1538.17

A hosting by O'Raghalligh northward to Cnoc-Ninte, at instigation of the daughter of O'Raghalligh and of the sons of Mag Uidhir. The Hill and the town of O'Manchain and Clann-Amhlaim and Cell-Naale were burned by them.

U1538.18

Niall Mar, son of Art, son of Aedh O'Neill, an eminent leader, died this year.

U1538.19

Redmond, son of Colla, son of Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Mac Domnaill the Freckled, died this year.

U1538.20

A hosting by O'Domnaill to Sligech and Sligech was taken by them spiritedly and they went from that against the castle of O'Gara and the son of O'Domnaill, namely, Niall the Rough, was slain there with one shot of gun. And great power and sway were got by them over Lower Connacht and they returned to their houses.

U1538.21

A hosting by Ua Neill at the same time to Fir-Manach and the ordnance of the Foreigners and a party of the Saxons with him. And they went to Inis-sgeillin and that castle was taken by them about the feast of Molaisse and stay of four days was made by them there. And Feidhlimidh Blind -eye, son of Ua Neill and a company of horse-host and a company of Scots and all their stores were left there. Ua Neill himself went to the town of O'Ruairc, but did not come on spoils. And the territory was burned on the return and the castle of Inis-sgeillin was broken down by them and they were two days, or three, in the territory. And Mag Uidhir came with many persons to meet them and Ua Neill returned defiantly to his house.

U1538.22

A person good to counsel in a tribal assembly, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Gilla-Padraig Mag Ualraigh the Tawny, after passing a considerable age, was slain by Domnall, son of Mag


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Uidhir and by the sons of Donchadh O'Manchain the Ui-Manian, the night of St. Laurence Aug. 10. Domnall himself was taken on the morrow and three sons of Donchadh the Ui- Manian were slain in revenge of that slaying.

U1538.23

A great rumbling quivering came in the air in Fir-Manach in the beginning of Harvest and a great shower of hailstones fell in it, and whatever that shower touched of the crops, they were all destroyed.

U1538.24

A hosting by Gray the Saxon Justiciary to Leth-Cathail and the monastery of Down was burned by them and the relics of Patrick and Colum-cille and Brigit and the image of Catherine were carried off by them. And the Saxon captain took the image with him to the green of the castle of Dun-a-droma and he himself went into the castle and there was a hole in the castle and that man fell into it through miracles of God and Catherine, without tidings of him from that to this.

U1538.25

The image of Mary of the town of Ath-truim and the Holy Cross of Baile-Ui-Bogain and the Staff of Jesus were burned by the Saxons this year.

U1539.0

Kalends of Jan. on Wed., 9th of the moon, A.D. 1539.

U1539.1

A hosting by Ua Domnaill to Lower north Connacht and he returned not until he exacted tribute of three years from them and until he brought their hostages with him.

U1539.2

Mac Domnaill the Gallowglas went to meet the descendants of Aedh O'Neill to war on Ua Neill and Art, son of Mac Domnaill, made a night- attack on the people of Feidhlimidh Blind -eye O'Neill and 9, or 10, persons and 13 horses were killed and burned by them. Ua Neill mustered his host and marched to Ard-Macha to


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avenge that attack. Mac Domnaill went to meet Ua Neill and made peace with him.

U1539.3

Ua Domnaill was in the town of Ua Neill about the beginning of Lent of the year.

U1539.4

Foul treachery was done in Oirghialla: to wit, Rughraidhe, son of Redmond Mag Mathgamna junior, went into the monastery of Muinechan, whilst Brian of the early rising was to make a raid-march an him. Brian took him from the monastery out—and he had gossipred with him—and slew him wickedly. And it was he himself that came out of his own will, after safety being promised.

U1539.5

Ua Neill, namely, Conn, son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan, was, about the Easter of this year, in Dun-na-Gall, in the town of Ua Domnaill, namely, in. the town of Maghnus, son of Aedh, son of Aedh the Red and firm peace was made by them with each other for their own time on the relics of the monastery of the Friars, to aid one another against everyone.

U1539.6

More was done in this year, to wit: Cormac Mag Uidhir, the unique son of a king that, of those who were in the same time as he, was best of hand and nobleness, was slain by his own retinue, namely, by Cobhtach Mac Samradhain and by the Muintir-Dobhilen and by the descendants of Aedh, son of Philip, the 26th day of the month of April.

U1539.7

A hosting by the Saxon Justiciary against Ua Neill about May Day and they were two nights in Ard-Macha and the descendants of Aedh O'Neill asked of him not to destroy, or to burn, the town of his own patron and the Justiciary took their advice after that and truce of a fortnight was made by them with Ua Neill.

U1539.8

James, son of Thomas, son of Cormac Mag Uidhir, was slain by the black Gillie, son of Cathal, son of Eoghan and by


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Ruaidhri, son of Rughraidhe Mag Uidhir.

U1539.9

James, son of Domnall Mag Uidhir and three of his people with him were slain by the descendants of Domnall O'Neill and by the sons of Murchadh.

U1539.10

Domnach-mor of Magh-clair was burned, both house and church, except the one house of the priest.

U1539.11

Thunder and lightning the greatest that were done ever before happened in the middle month June of this Summer, which destroyed much of the crops and of the fruit.

U1539.12

Piers Butler the Red, namely, Earl of Ormond, died this year.

U1539.13

Ua Briain, namely, Concobur, son of Tadhg Ua Briain, died this year.

U1540.0

Kalends of Jan. on Thur., 20th of moon, A.D., 1540.

U1540.1

The sons of O'Baighill, namely, Concobur and Niall the Red, fell by each other in the Spring of this year.

U1540.2

The abbot of Ard-Macha, namely, Gilla-Padraig O'Donghaile, died this year.

U1540.3

Graine junior, daughter of O'Uiginn namely, wife of Feidhlimidh O'Doibhilen, died this year.

U1540.4

John, son of Donchadh, son of Redmond Mag Uidhir, was slain by Domnall O'Neill of the Glens about the feast of Patrick of this year.

U1540.5

Two sons of Brian, son of Domnall O'Neill, namely, Domnall and Feidhlimidh, died this year.

U1540.6

Aedh the Gloomy, son of William, son of bishop O'Gallchabair, namely, the man by whom fell O'Baighill, was slain by the Clann-Baighill.

U1540.7

Ua Neill went into Fir-Manach and John, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was


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made Mag Uidhir by them, without leave of Gilla-Padraig Mag Uidhir, who was the Mag Uidhir and at the time in great suffering of illness. On the vigil Mar. 24 of the day of the great feast of Mary that was done.

U1540.8

Jacques, son of Conn Ua Domnaill, was slain by the sons of Murchadh Mac Suibne na Tuath this year.

U1540.9

The sons of Ua Domnaill—namely, Donchadh the Carbrian and Eignechan—and John of Magh- Luirg went against the Ua Domnaill, at request of the Calbach. And the three Mac Suibnes and the two Ua Firghils and Ua Domnaill took them and hung said John (namely, son of Brian, son of Aedh the Freckled).

U1540.10

Aedh Mac Domnaill died.

U1540.11

Thomas Mac Magnusa, namely, the Official, died.

U1540.12

There was a plague in the Ard of Muintir-Luinin and Nehemias O'Luinin and his wife and his children died.

U1540.13

Philip junior, son of Philip, son of Brian and the son of Niall O'Domnaill the Rough went on raid into Muintir Peodachain and Domnall Ua Doibhilen junior, and the sons of Cormac Mac Almunain were hung by them, and good noble persons, namely, Toirdelbach, son of Thomas Mag Samradhain the Bald and Fer-dorcha, son of Aodh, son of the same Thomas, were slain there by them.

U1540.14

O'Dochartaigh, namely, Gerald, son of Domnall, son of Feidhlimidh O'Dochartaigh, died this year and Feidhlimidh, son of Concobur Carrach, was made O'Dochartaigh.

U1540.15

A hosting was made by Ua Domnaill and by Ua Neill against the Foreigners and towns, namely, the town of Ath-ria and the Cave, were broken down by them. And the host of the Gaidhil turned and took up an encampment in Fern-magh. And the Saxon Justiciary Lord Gray and the


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nobles of the Foreigners followed them and defeated the lords of the Gaidhil and much provision and chattel of the Foreigners themselves was wrested from them there. And Mag Aenghusa was slain there and Mac Maelcraibhe, namely, Gilla-Padraig and Mael-Mure the Brusque, the son of Eogan Mac Suibne the Red, were slain there also.

U1540.16

Niall Ua Baighill junior was slain by Concubur, son of Ua Baighill.

U1540.17

Dundara Mac Caba, namely, son of the black Gillie Mac Caba, namely, constable of the descendants of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1540.18

Mac Samradhain was slain in treachery this year and Aithne was made king in his stead.

U1540.19

Ua Casside, namely, Gilla-na-naem, ollam of the descendants of Philip Mag Uidhir, died this year.

U1540.20

Two sons of Aodh O'Neill the Brusque, namely, Conn, son of Aodh and Domnall the Manly, were slain by Mac Uibilin, namely, Rughraidhe Mac Uibilin, on the nexti.e. Western (Fermanagh) side of Bel-Fersti and it happened thus: he was going on a raid-march into the Ard of Ulidia and they were pursuing him [gap: illegible]

U1541.0

Kalends of Jan. on Saturday, 1st of the moon, A.D. 1541.

U1541.1

Ruaidhri O'Neill the Lame, namely, son of Henry junior, son of Henry Mor, son of Eogan, son of Niall junior, that is, the man that slew Conn, son of Henry, son of Eogan, in treachery, died this year.

U1541.2

Ruaidhri O'Casside, namely, archdeacon of Clochar, died this year. And is he that wrote THIS BOOK1 for the greater part. One who was full of knowledge in every science, both law and divinity, physic and philosophy, to the time of his death was he.


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U1542.0

Kalends of Jan. on Sun., 12th of moon, A.D. 1542.

U1543.0

Kalends of Jan. on Mon., 23rd of moon, A.D. 1543.

U1549.0

Kalends of Jan. on Tues., 29th of moon, A.D. 1549.

U1549.1

The gloomy Gillie O'Flannagain, namely, son of Aodh, son of the parson of Inis, died. And he that shall read let him bestow benison on his soul.

U1551.0

Kalends of Jan. on Thur., 21st of moon, A.D. 1551.

U1551.1

The parson of Inis, namely, Edmond O'Flannagain, one who was full of intelligence and of knowledge and of every virtue beside and kept a good guest-house, died this year.

U1564.0

A.D. 1564.

U1564.1

Thomas, son of Oliver, son of Earl Gerald, the man of his time that was best of hand and humanity of the Foreigners of Ireland, died this year. And sad for the learned folk of Ireland is that death.

U1580.0

Kalends of Jan. on Fri., 12th of moon, A.D. 1580.

U1580.1

The daughter of Cu-Connacht, son of another Cu-Connacht Maguire, died: an excellent woman, charitable, truly hospitable to the poor of God and to bardic bands and retinues and to pilgrims and to permanent beggars, to erudite and to ollams, to everyone of those that were wont to be seeking largess throughout Ireland. She obtained a good death with Unction and penance, according to the Catholic Faith. And may God do mercy on her soul, as He will do that for the amount of one's good deeds. Namely, wife of Brian, son, of Aodh Mag Maghnusa junior was she.


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U1584.0

Kalends of Jan. on Sun., 18th of moon, A.D. 1584.

U1584.1

Brian, son of Donchadh Mag Uidhir, the son of a king that was of best hospitality and prowess, spirit and bravery and was of best knowledge of every science, died this year. And he that shall read, let him bestow benison on his soul.

U1586.0

Kalends of Jan. on Wed., 10th of moon, A.D. 1586.

U1586.1

The 26th day of the month of October, Eoghan Ulltach, son of the doctor, namely, Donchadh, son of Eoghan, unique preceptor and unique sage of Ireland in healing, died this year.

U1588.0

Kalends of Jan. on Fri., 2nd of moon, A.D. 1588.

U1588.1

The son of Redmond Mag Uidhir the Brefnian, namely, Gilla-Padraig, was slain between the two feasts of Mary. And it happened thus: he went with Mag Uidhir before that and fell by the host of O'Domnaill. Namely, an eminent hospitaller and a man who kept a guest-house and a person who defended his part of the territory in every way, such as leadership and going against Foreigners every other day for the sake of the territory was he.

U1588.2

The black Gillie, son of John, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain by one shot of bullet by the Saxons whom the Oirgiallians had, on the son of Mag Uidhir, namely, Aodh, son of Cu-Connacht, son of Cu-Connacht, son of Cu-Connacht, going on raid on them. And they defeated the Oirgiallians and the Saxons without injury to themselves, except that good noble man, namely, the son of John.

U1588.3

Ua Concubhair of Sligech, namely Domhnall, son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Ua Concubhair junior, died this year.