CELT document T100005B

Annals of the Four Masters

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Annala Rioghachta Eireann

Volume 2 English translation

Index to each Annal

Annal M903: The Age of Christ, 903.T…

Annal M904: The Age of Christ, 904.T…

Annal M905: The Age of Christ, 905.T…

Annal M906: The Age of Christ, 906.T…

Annal M907: The Age of Christ, 907.T…

Annal M908: The Age of Christ, 908.T…

Annal M909: The Age of Christ, 909.T…

Annal M910: The Age of Christ, 910.T…

Annal M911: The Age of Christ, 911.T…

Annal M912: The Age of Christ, 912.T…

Annal M913: The Age of Christ, 913.T…

Annal M914: The Age of Christ, 914.A…

Annal M915: The Age of Christ, 915.T…

Annal M916: The Age of Christ, 916.T…

Annal M917: The Age of Christ, 917.D…

Annal M918: The Age of Christ, 918.T…

Annal M919: The Age of Christ, 919.T…

Annal M920: The Age of Christ, 920.T…

Annal M921: The Age of Christ, 921.T…

Annal M922: The Age of Christ, 922.T…

Annal M923: The Age of Christ, 923.T…

Annal M924: The Age of Christ, 924.T…

Annal M925: The Age of Christ, 925.T…

Annal M926: The Age of Christ, 926.T…

Annal M927: The Age of Christ, 927.T…

Annal M928: The Age of Christ, 928.T…

Annal M929: The Age of Christ, 929.T…

Annal M930: The Age of Christ, 930.T…

Annal M931: The Age of Christ, 931.T…

Annal M932: The Age of Christ, 932.T…

Annal M933: The Age of Christ, 933.T…

Annal M934: The Age of Christ, 934.T…

Annal M935: The Age of Christ, 935.T…

Annal M936: The Age of Christ, 936.T…

Annal M937: The Age of Christ, 937.T…

Annal M938: The Age of Christ, 938.T…

Annal M939: The Age of Christ, 939.T…

Annal M940: The Age of Christ, 940.T…

Annal M941: The Age of Christ, 941.T…

Annal M942: The Age of Christ, 942.R…

Annal M943: The Age of Christ, 943.T…

Annal M944: The Age of Christ, 944.T…

Annal M945: The Age of Christ, 945.T…

Annal M946: The Age of Christ, 946.T…

Annal M947: The Age of Christ, 947. …

Annal M948: The Age of Christ, 948.T…

Annal M949: The Age of Christ, 949.T…

Annal M950: The Age of Christ, 950.T…

Annal M951: The Age of Christ, 951.T…

Annal M952: The Age of Christ, 952.T…

Annal M953: The Age of Christ, 953.T…

Annal M954: The Age of Christ, 954.G…

Annal M955: The Age of Christ, 955.T…

Annal M956: The Age of Christ, 956.T…

Annal M957: The Age of Christ, 957.T…

Annal M958: The Age of Christ, 958.T…

Annal M959: The Age of Christ, 959.T…

Annal M960: The Age of Christ, 960.T…

Annal M961: The Age of Christ, 961.T…

Annal M962: The Age of Christ, 962.T…

Annal M963: The Age of Christ, 963.T…

Annal M964: The Age of Christ, 964.T…

Annal M965: The Age of Christ, 965.T…

Annal M966: The Age of Christ, 966.T…

Annal M967: The Age of Christ, 967.T…

Annal M968: The age of Christ, 968Th…

Annal M969: The Age of Christ, 969.T…

Annal M970: The Age of Christ, 970.T…

Annal M971: The Age of Christ, 971.T…

Annal M972: The Age of Christ, 972 r…

Annal M973: The Age of Christ, 973 r…

Annal M974: The Age of Christ, 974.T…

Annal M975: The Age of Christ, 975 r…

Annal M976: The Age of Christ, 976 r…

Annal M977: The Age of Christ, 977 r…

Annal M978: The Age of Christ, 978 r…

Annal M979: The Age of Christ, 979 r…

Annal M980: The Age of Christ, 980 r…

Annal M981: The Age of Christ, 981 r…

Annal M982: The Age of Christ, 982.T…

Annal M983: The Age of Christ, 983.T…

Annal M984: The Age of Christ, 984.T…

Annal M985: The Age of Christ, 985.T…

Annal M986: The Age of Christ, 986 r…

Annal M987: The Age of Christ, 987 r…

Annal M988: The Age of Christ, 988 r…

Annal M989: The Age of Christ, 989 r…

Annal M990: The Age of Christ, 990 r…

Annal M991: The Age of Christ, 991 r…

Annal M992: The Age of Christ, 992.T…

Annal M993: The Age of Christ, 993.T…

Annal M994: The Age of Christ, 994.T…

Annal M995: The Age of Christ, 995.T…

Annal M996: The Age of Christ, 996.T…

Annal M997: The Age of Christ, 997.T…

Annal M998: The Age of Christ, 998.T…

Annal M999: The Age of Christ, 999.T…

Annal M1000: The Age of Christ, 1000.…

Annal M1001: The Age of Christ, 1001.…

Annal M1002: The Age of Christ, 1002.…

Annal M1003: The Age of Christ, 1003.…

Annal M1004: The Age of Christ, 1004.…

Annal M1005: The Age of Christ, 1005.…

Annal M1006: The Age of Christ, 1006.…

Annal M1007: The Age of Christ, 1007.…

Annal M1008: The Age of Christ, 1008.…

Annal M1009: The Age of Christ, 1009 …

Annal M1010: The Age of Christ, 1010 …

Annal M1011: The Age of Christ, 1011 …

Annal M1012: The Age of Christ, 1012.…

Annal M1013: The Age of Christ, 1013 …

Annal M1014: The Age of Christ, 1014 …

Annal M1015: The Age of Christ, 1015 …

Annal M1016: The Age of Christ, 1016 …

Annal M1017: The Age of Christ, 1017r…

Annal M1018: The Age of Christ, 1018 …

Annal M1019: The Age of Christ, 1019 …

Annal M1020: The Age of Christ, 1020.…

Annal M1021: The Age of Christ, 1021.…

Annal M1022: The Age of Christ, 1022.…

Annal M1023: The Age of Christ, 1023.…

Annal M1024: The Age of Christ, 1024.…

Annal M1025: The Age of Christ, 1025.…

Annal M1026: The Age of Christ, 1026.…

Annal M1027: The Age of Christ, 1027.…

Annal M1028: The Age of Christ, 1028.…

Annal M1029: The Age of Christ, 1029.…

Annal M1030: The Age of Christ, 1030.…

Annal M1031: The Age of Christ, 1031.…

Annal M1032: The Age of Christ, 1032.…

Annal M1033: The Age of Christ, 1033.…

Annal M1034: The Age of Christ, 1034.…

Annal M1035: The Age of Christ, 1035.…

Annal M1036: The Age of Christ, 1036.…

Annal M1037: The Age of Christ, 1037.…

Annal M1038: The Age of Christ, 1038.…

Annal M1039: The Age of Christ, 1039.…

Annal M1040: The Age of Christ, 1040.…

Annal M1041: The Age of Christ, 1041.…

Annal M1042: The Age of Christ, 1042.…

Annal M1043: The Age of Christ, 1043.…

Annal M1044: The Age of Christ, 1044.…

Annal M1045: The Age of Christ, 1045.…

Annal M1046: The Age of Christ, 1046.…

Annal M1047: The Age of Christ, 1047.…

Annal M1048: The Age of Christ, 1048.…

Annal M1049: The Age of Christ, 1049.…

Annal M1050: The Age of Christ, 1050.…

Annal M1051: The Age of Christ, 1051.…

Annal M1052: The Age of Christ, 1052.…

Annal M1053: The Age of Christ, 1053.…

Annal M1054: The Age of Christ, 1054.…

Annal M1055: The Age of Christ, 1055.…

Annal M1056: The Age of Christ, 1056.…

Annal M1057: The Age of Christ, 1057.…

Annal M1058: The Age of Christ, 1058.…

Annal M1059: The Age of Christ, 1059.…

Annal M1060: The Age of Christ, 1060.…

Annal M1061: The Age of Christ, 1061.…

Annal M1062: The Age of Christ, 1062.…

Annal M1063: The Age of Christ, 1063.…

Annal M1064: The Age of Christ, 1064.…

Annal M1065: The Age of Christ, 1065.…

Annal M1066: The Age of Christ, 1066.…

Annal M1067: The Age of Christ, 1067.…

Annal M1068: The Age of Christ, 1068.…

Annal M1069: The Age of Christ, 1069.…

Annal M1070: The Age of Christ, 1070.…

Annal M1071: The Age of Christ, 1071.…

Annal M1072: The Age of Christ, 1072.…

Annal M1073: The Age of Christ, 1073.…

Annal M1074: The Age of Christ, 1074.…

Annal M1075: The Age of Christ, 1075.…

Annal M1076: The Age of Christ, 1076.…

Annal M1077: The Age of Christ, 1077.…

Annal M1078: The Age of Christ, 1078.…

Annal M1079: The Age of Christ, 1079.…

Annal M1080: The Age of Christ, 1080.…

Annal M1081: The Age of Christ, 1081.…

Annal M1082: The Age of Christ, 1082.…

Annal M1083: The Age of Christ, 1083.…

Annal M1084: The Age of Christ, 1084.…

Annal M1085: The Age of Christ, 1085.…

Annal M1086: The Age of Christ, 1086.…

Annal M1087: The Age of Christ, 1087.…

Annal M1088: The Age of Christ, 1088.…

Annal M1089: The Age of Christ, 1089.…

Annal M1090: The Age of Christ, 1090.…

Annal M1091: The Age of Christ, 1091.…

Annal M1092: The Age of Christ, 1092.…

Annal M1093: The Age of Christ, 1093.…

Annal M1094: The Age of Christ, 1094.…

Annal M1095: The Age of Christ, 1095.…

Annal M1096: The Age of Christ, 1096.…

Annal M1097: The Age of Christ, 1097.…

Annal M1098: The Age of Christ, 1098.…

Annal M1099: The Age of Christ, 1099.…

Annal M1100: The Age of Christ, 1100.…

Annal M1101: The Age of Christ, 1101.…

Annal M1102: The Age of Christ, 1102.…

Annal M1103: The Age of Christ, 1103.…

Annal M1104: The Age of Christ, 1104.…

Annal M1105: The Age of Christ, 1105.…

Annal M1106: The Age of Christ, 1106.…

Annal M1107: The Age of Christ, 1107.…

Annal M1108: The Age of Christ, 1108.…

Annal M1109: The Age of Christ, 1109.…

Annal M1110: The Age of Christ, 1110.…

Annal M1111: The Age of Christ, 1111.…

Annal M1112: The Age of Christ, 1112.…

Annal M1113: The Age of Christ, 1113.…

Annal M1114: The Age of Christ, 1114.…

Annal M1115: The Age of Christ, 1115.…

Annal M1116: The Age of Christ, 1116.…

Annal M1117: The Age of Christ, 1117.…

Annal M1118: The age of Christ, 1118.…

Annal M1119: The Age of Christ, 1119.…

Annal M1120: The Age of Christ, 1120.…

Annal M1121: The Age of Christ, 1121.…

Annal M1122: The Age of Christ, 1122.…

Annal M1123: The Age of Christ, 1123.…

Annal M1124: The Age of Christ, 1124.…

Annal M1125: The Age of Christ, 1125.…

Annal M1126: The Age of Christ, 1126.…

Annal M1127: The Age of Christ, 1127.…

Annal M1128: The Age of Christ, 1128.…

Annal M1129: The Age of Christ, 1129.…

Annal M1130: The Age of Christ, 1130.…

Annal M1131: The Age of Christ, 1131.…

Annal M1132: The Age of Christ, 1132.…

Annal M1133: The Age of Christ, 1133.…

Annal M1134: The Age of Christ, 1134.…

Annal M1135: The Age of Christ, 1135.…

Annal M1136: The Age of Christ, 1136.…

Annal M1137: The Age of Christ, 1137.…

Annal M1138: The Age of Christ, 1138.…

Annal M1139: The Age of Christ, 1139.…

Annal M1140: The Age of Christ, 1140.…

Annal M1141: The Age of Christ, 1141.…

Annal M1142: The Age of Christ, 1142.…

Annal M1143: The Age of Christ, 1143.…

Annal M1144: The Age of Christ, 1144.…

Annal M1145: The Age of Christ, 1145.…

Annal M1146: The Age of Christ, 1146.…

Annal M1147: The Age of Christ, 1147.…

Annal M1148: The Age of Christ, 1148.…

Annal M1149: The Age of Christ, 1149.…

Annal M1150: The Age of Christ, 1150.…

Annal M1151: The Age of Christ, 1151.…

Annal M1152: The Age of Christ, 1152.…

Annal M1153: The Age of Christ, 1153.…

Annal M1154: The Age of Christ, 1154.…

Annal M1155: The Age of Christ. 1155.…

Annal M1156: The Age of Christ, 1156.…

Annal M1157: The Age of Christ, 1157.…

Annal M1158: The Age of Christ, 1158.…

Annal M1159: The Age of Christ, 1159.…

Annal M1160: The Age of Christ, 1160.…

Annal M1161: The Age of Christ, 1161.…

Annal M1162: The Age of Christ, 1162.…

Annal M1163: The Age of Christ, 1163.…

Annal M1164: The Age of Christ, 1164.…

Annal M1165: The Age of Christ, 1165.…

Annal M1166: The Age of Christ, 1166.…

Annal M1167: The Age of Christ, 1167.…

Annal M1168: The Age of Christ, 1168.…

Annal M1169: The Age of Christ, 1169.…

Annal M1170: The Age of Christ, 1170.…

Annal M1171: The Age of Christ, 1171.…

Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland

M903
  1. The Age of Christ, 903.

  2. The twenty-seventh year of Flann.

  3. Maelmartin, Abbot of Lughmhadh;

  4. Diarmaid, Abbot of Doire-Chalgaigh;

  5. Cormac, Abbot of Druim-mor;

  6. and Suibhne, son of Dubhdabhoireann, Prior of Cill-dara, died.

  7. Maeloghrai, son of Conghalach, lord of Loch-Gabhar, was slain by Fogartach, son of Tolarg.

  8. The battle of Bealach-Mughna was fought by Flann, son of  p.567 Maelseachlainn, King of Ireland, and Cearbhall, son of Muirigen, King of Leinster, and by Cathal, son of Conchobhar, King of Connaught, against Cormac,  p.569 son of Cuileannan, King of Caiseal. The battle was gained over Cormac, and he himself was slain, though his loss was mournful, for he was a king, a bishop, an anchorite, a scribe, and profoundly learned in the Scotic tongue. These were the nobles who fell along with him, name, Fogartach the Wise, son of Suibhne, lord of Ciarraighe-Cuirche; Ceallach, son of Cearbhall, lord of Osraighe; Maelgorm, lord of Ciarraighe-Luachra; Maelmorda, lord of Raith-linn; Ailill, son of Eoghan, Abbot of Trian-Corcaighe; Colman, Abbot of Ceann-Eitigh; and the lord of Corca-Duibhne; and many other nobles besides them, and six thousand men along with them. It was in commemoration of this the following lines were composed by Dallan, son of Mor:  p.571

    1. Cormac of Feimhin, Fogartach, Colman, Ceallach of the hard conflicts,
      They perished with many thousands in the great battle of Bealach-Mughna.
      Flann of Teamhair, of the plain of Tailltin, Cearbhall of Carman without fail,
      On the seventh of the Calends of September, gained the battle of which hundreds were joyful.
      The bishop, the souls' director, the renowned, illustrious doctor,
      King of Caiseal, King of Iarmumha; O God! alas for Cormac!
    It was of the year of Cormac's death was also said:
    1. Since Jesus was born of heaven, three, nine hundred years,
      Till the death of Cormac, were clearly fulfilled; sorrowful the death of the King of Munster.
    Fiach Ua Ugfadan of Denlis was he who beheaded Cormac.

  9. A hosting was made by the Cinel-Eoghain, i.e. by Domhnall, son of Aedh, and Niall, son of Aedh; and Tlachtgha was burned by them.

  10. Cnaimheini, son of Maenach, lord of Eile, died.

M904
  1. The Age of Christ, 904.

  2. The twenty-eighth year of Flann.

  3. Ruadhan, Bishop of Lusca,

  4. and Cumascach, son of Ailell,Œconomus of Ard-Macha, died.

  5. Mughroin, son of Sochlachan, lord of Ui-Maine, died.

  6. Amhalghaidh, son of Conghalach, Tanist of Breagh, and Flann, his brother, were slain by the Conailli-Muirtheimhne.

  7. Colman, son of Cinaeth, lord of Ciarraighe-Luachra, died.

  8. The Daimhliag of Cluain-mic-Nois was erected by the king, Flann Sinna, and by Colman Conailleach.

  9. Bec Ua Leathlobhair, lord of Dal-Araidhe, died. Of him was said:  p.573

    1. Awful news that now disperses those ships of the sea that have braved many dangers and perils,
      That no longer lives the golden scion, the sage, the beloved, the famed chieftain of Tuagh-inbhir.

  10. Cearbhall, son of Muirigen, King of Leinster, was killed. In lamentation of him was said:

    1. Great grief that Liffe of ships is without Cearbhall, its befitting spouse,
      A generous, staid, prolific man, to whom Ireland was obedient.
      Sorrowful to me the hills of Almhain and Ailleann without soldiers,
      Sorrowful to me is Carman, I do not conceal it, as grass is on its roads.
      Not long was his life after Cormac who was dishonoured,
      A day and a half, no false rule, and one year, without addition.
      Ruler of a noble kingdom, King of Leinster of the troops of heroes;
      Alas! that the lofty chief of Almhain has died through a bitter painful way.
      Sorrowful for brilliant jewels, to be without the valiant, illustrious lord of Nas.
      Although dense hosts have been slain; greater than all their sorrows is this sorrow.

    Of Cearbhall also:

    1. Cearbhall was always a conservator, his rule was vigorous till death;
      What lay of his tributes unpaid, he brought by his strength to Nas.

    Gormlaith said:

    1. Evil towards me the compliment of the two foreigners who slew Niall and Cearbhall;
      Cearbhall was slain by Hulb, a great achievement; Niall Glundubh, by Amhlaeibh.

  11.  p.575
  12. At Cill-Corbain Cearbhall was interred, as stated in the following verses:

    1. There are nine kings of famous career, in a noble church of shining lustre,
      Muiregan, hero without mistake, Cellach, and Cearbhall the prudent,
      Colman, Broen, and Bran the lively, Finn, Faelan, Dunchadh the bold;
      In Cill-Chorbain, I have heard, their warlike graves were made.

M905
  1. The Age of Christ, 905.

  2. The twenty-ninth year of Flann.

  3. Maelmordha, airchinneach of Tir-da-ghlas,died.

  4. Uallachan, son of Cathal, Tanist of Ui-Failghe, was slain.

  5. The battle of Magh-Cumma was gained by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, and by his sons, over the men of Breifne, wherein were slain Flann, son of Tighearnan, lord of Breifne, and his son, and many others of the nobility, together with three thousand men, who fell along with them in that battle.

  6. A fleet by Domhnall Ua Maeleachlainn, and by Innreachtach, son of Conchobhar,upon Loch Deirgdherc, so that they defeated the fleet of Munster; and great numbers were killed by them.

  7. A wonderful sign appeared in this year, namely, two suns were seen moving together during one day.

  8. The oratory of Magh-eo was burned.

  9. Aedh, son of Maelpadraig, lord of Ui-Fiachrach, was slain by Niall, son of Aedh.

  10. Buadhach, son of Mothla, Tanist of the Deisi, died.

M906
  1. The Age of Christ, 906.

  2. The thirtieth year of Flann.

  3. Etigen, son of Finghin, Abbot of Treoit, died.

  4. Fogartach, son of Cele, lord of Ui-mic-Uais, died.

  5. Aedh, son of Dubhghilla, lord of Ui-Drona of the Three Plains, Tanist of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, was slain by the Ui-Bairrche. Of him was said:

    1. O youths of pleasant Ailbhe, mourn ye the king of noble Slaine,
      Slain is the populous Aedh of the Bearbha, the just king of the land of peaceful Fearna.
      To great Fearna of the thousand noble graces there came not, if I remember rightly,
      A corpse of more illustrious fame, since the populous Bran Dubh was slain.
      My shelter, my protection has departed, may the King of kings make smooth his way,
      'Tis easily known by Aedhan's rath that Aedh is dead, O youths.

  6. Dunlang, son of Cairbre, heir apparent of Leinster, died.

  7. Domhnall, son of Aedh Finnliath, lord of Aileach, took the pilgrim's staff.

  8. Gaithine, son of Aughran, Tanist of Laighis, died.

  9. Buadhach, son of Gusan, Tanist of Ui-Bairrche-tire, died.

  10. Dianimh, daughter of Duibhghilla, the wife of Dunlang, died; of whom was said:

    1. Dianimh, protection of our purity, is fettered by the power of the King of the elements;
      Alas! that the long and beautiful person is in a cold house of clay.

M907
  1. The Age of Christ, 907.

  2. The thirtieth year of Flann.

  3. Finnachta, bishop, died.

  4. Cormac, Bishop of Saighir, died.

  5. Maelbrighde, son of Maeldomhnaigh, Abbot of Lis-mor,

  6. and Flann, son of Laegh, Abbot of Corcach, died.

  7. The violation of Ard-Macha by Cearnachan, son of Duilgen, i.e. a captive was taken from the church, and drowned in Loch-Cirr, to the west of Ard-Macha. Cearnachan was soon afterwards drowned by Niall, son of Aedh, King of the North, in the same lake, in revenge of the violation of Patrick.

  8. Ruarc, son of  p.579 Maelfabhaill, lord of Carraig-Brachaidhe, died.

  9. Muireadhach, son of Mughron, lord of Clann-Cathail, died.

M908
  1. The Age of Christ, 908.

  2. The thirty-second year of Flann.

  3. Tibraide, son of Maelfinn, Bishop and Abbot of Imleach-Iubhair, died.

  4. Muireadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Druim-Inesclainn,

  5. and Gairbhith, son of Maelmordha, Tanist of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, were destroyed in the refectory of Druim-Inesclainn, by Conghalach, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne. It was in lamentation of Muireadhach these verses were composed:

    1. Muireadhach,—who does not lament him, O ye learned!
      It is a cause of human plague, it is a cloud to sacred heaven!
      Great loss is the illustrious man, son of Cormac of a thousand charms;
      The great and well-tested relic, who was the lamp of every choir.

  6. Sochlachan, son of Diarmaid, lord of Ui-Maine, died in religion.

  7. Cleirchen, son of Murchadh, lord of Ui-Briuin-Seola, died.

  8. Cuileannan,son of Mael-brighde, died.

  9. Conghalach, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, was slain by the Conailli themselves, the ninth month after destroying the abbot's house at Druim-Inesclainn, against Maelmordha, and Muireadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Druim-Inesclainn.

  10. A battle was gained by the foreigners over a crew or fleet of Ulidians, in the region of Saxonland i.e. in England, where many were slain with Cumascach, son of Maelmoicheirghe, Tanist of Leath-Cathail.

  11. Maelbrighde, son of Tornan, repaired to Munster, to ransom a pilgrim of the Britons.

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M909
  1. The Age of Christ, 909.

  2. The Thirty-third year of Flann.

  3. Tibraide, Bishop of Cluain-eidhneach;

  4. and Maelmaedhog, Abbot of Druim-mor, died.

  5. Litheach, Abbot of Cluain-eidhneach;

  6. and Maelcaisil,Abbot of Mungairit, died.

  7. A battle was gained at Gulban-Guirt by Niall Glundubh, son of Aedh Finnliath, over the Connaughtmen, i.e. Maelcluiche, son of Conchobhar, where a slaughter was made of the Connaughtmen, together with Maelcluiche himself, and many others of the nobility.

  8. A battle was gained by Maelmithidh, son of Flannagan, and Donnchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, over Lorcan, son of Dunchadh, and Fogartach, son of Tolairg, and the Leinstermen, wherein many persons were slain, and great numbers taken prisoners.

  9. Maelpatraig, son of Flathrai, lord of Rath-Tamhnaighe, died.

M910
  1. The Age of Christ, 910.

  2. The thirty-fourth year of Flann.

  3. Foreigners arrived in Ireland, and took up at Port-Lairge.

  4. A hosting of the Fochla, and of all Ulidia, with Niall Glundubh, son of Aedh, into Meath, as far as Greallach-Eillte, where they were there defeated by Flann Sinna and his sons, and some of their friends slain, together with Fearghal, son of Aenghus, son of Maelduin; Maelmordha, son of Eremhon, son of Aedh, of the Ulidians; and Erudan, son of Gairbhith, chief of Ui-Breasail; Diarmaid, son of Sealbhach, lord of Dal-Riada; Maelmuire, son of Flannagan, lord of Fearnmhagh; Domhnall, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille; Connican, son of Aireachtach; and Cormac, son of Innreachtach, lord of Ciarraighe; and other nobles besides them. Of this battle was said:

    1. Sorrow to the cold Greallach-Eillte, we found hosts by its side;
      Cormac said to Niall, we shall not be permitted to go westwards, let us move eastwards.

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M911
  1. The Age of Christ, 911.

  2. The thirty-fifth year of Flann.

  3. The plundering of the south of Breagh, and of the south of Cianachta, by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn.

  4. Maelbrighde, son of Geibhleachan, lord of Conaille, was slain by the Ui-Eathach, in the fourth month after his having taken the chieftainship.

  5. Aenghus, son of Flann, heir apparent to the sovereignty of Ireland, was mortally wounded at Greallach-Eillte, by Cernn, son of Bernn; and he died at the end of sixty days afterwards. In attestation of which was said:

    1. A blessing on the hand of Cern, son of Bernn, who slew Aenghus Finn, the pride of Fail;
      It was a good achievement of his sharp valour to avenge the noble Aedh Ollan.

  6. Domhnall, son of Aedh (i.e. of Aedh Finnliath), son of Niall, lord of Aileach, died in religion, after a good life. In lamentation of him and of Aenghus was said:

    1. From the birth of Christ, body of purity, till the death of Domhnall, according to the chronicles,—
      A better guide cannot be found,—one year and ten above nine hundred,
      The history of this year is heavy mist to fertile Banbha,
      Aenghus of Meath, the great champion, and Domhnall, son of Aedh of Aileach perished.
      There came not of the Irish a youth like Aenghus of Codail,
      In the latter ages there was not a royal hero like Domhnall of Dobhail.
      Heavy sorrow to the Gaeidhil that these chiefs have perished
      The first two of this spring; their times will be found in the histo