CELT document T100010B

Annals of Loch Cé

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Volume 2 English translation

Annals of Loch Cé

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LC1349
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    THE kalends of January on Thursday, and the fourth of the moon; M.ccc.xl.ix.. It was the first year of the Nineteen; [secundo] anno Indictionis; xxv. cycli solaris.

     LC1349.1

    Gilla-na-naemh O'hUiginn mortuus est.

     LC1349.2

    A victory was gained by Aedh O'Ruairc over Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, and over Donnchadh O'Domhnaill, and over the Dartraighe; and Aedh Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Dartraighe, was slain there, and Gilla-na-naemh Mac Flannchaidh, and Lochlainn, the son of Andiles O'Baighill, et alii multi nobiles.

     LC1349.3

    The Earl's grandson went into Connacht, and took a prey; and Mac William Burk and Mac Feorais overtook him, and inflicted a great defeat on him; and the Earl's grandson was taken prisoner there; and a great number of the Clann-Rickard were, moreover, captured and slain there.

     LC1349.4

    A great war between Ferghal Mac Diarmada and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal; and the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Connacht were assembled by Mac Diarmada, together with the Cenel-Conaill and Clann-Muirchertaigh; and they drove the son of Cathal towards Clann-Fernmhaighe, but were unable to do him any injury; and they returned without pledge or hostage. And the son of Cathal afterwards burned and plundered the greater part of Magh-Luirg.

     LC1349.5

    A great plague in Magh-Luirg, and in all Erinn, in hoc anno. Matthew, son of Cathal O'Ruairc, died of this p.5 plague.

     LC1349.6

    The Earl's grandson died.

     LC1349.7

    Richard O'Raighilligh, king of Breifne in the East, died.

     LC1349.8

    Donnchadh Riabhach, the son of Maelechlainn Carrach Mac Diarmada, was taken prisoner by Cormac Bodhar Mac Diarmada, who took him with him to Airtech, where he was afterwards slain, in treachery, by the son of Gilla-Christ Mac Taichligh, and by O'Cernaigh.

     LC1349.9

    Gilbert O'Flannagain, chieftain of Tuath-ratha, was slain by the sons of Brian O'Flannagain.

     LC1349.10

    Muirchertach Riaganach Mac Aenghusa was slain by his own brothers.

LC1350
     LC1350.0

    The kalends of January on Friday and the fifteenth of the moon. M.ccc.l. It was the second year of the cycle of Nineteen; and the third year of the cycle of the Indiction; xxvi. cycli solaris.

     LC1350.1

    Ferghal, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was killed by the son of Cathal Clerech Mac Donnchaidh.

     LC1350.2

    Brian Mac Diarmada, royal heir of Magh-Luirg, was unfortunately killed in Ros-Comain, by the Bishop O'Finnachta's people, with one discharge of an arrow; and the man who was convicted of the shot, i.e. Ruaidhri-int-seomra O'Donnchadha, was slain and mangled there.

     LC1350.3

    Brian, son of Domhnall, son of Brian Ruadh O'Briain, was killed, in treachery, by the sons of Lorcan Mac Ceothach, ut dixit poeta

    1. Pity! the only son of Domhnall of the assembly;
      Pity! the heir of Brian Borumha;
      Pity! his going as was not expected;
      Pity the Clann-Ceoch should triumph over him.

     LC1350.4

    Toirdhelbhach Og O'Briain killed sixteen men of the Clann-Ceoch, who were deprived, moreover, of their stock and land.

     LC1350.5

    Aedh, son of Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair, p.7 who was usually called O'Conchobhair Breifnech, was slain by Aedh O'Ruairc, in Magh-Enghaiti, in hoc anno.

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    Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, was killed, in treachery, by the sons of Ferghal Mac Donnchadha, at the instigation of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach.

     LC1350.7

    Maurice Mac Donnchaidh died in hoc anno.

     LC1350.8

    Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach, was deposed by Mac William Burk and by the Tuatha of Connacht; and Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh, was inaugurated by them in opposition to him.

     LC1350.9

    Aenghus O'hEodhusa mortuus est.

     LC1350.10

    Aenghus Ruadh O'Dalaigh, the most eminent poet in Erinn, quievit.

     LC1350.11

    Cucoicriche Mor Mac Eochagain, dux of Cenel-Fiachaidh, quievit.

     LC1350.12

    Bishop William O'Dubhda, i.e. bishop of Cill-Alaidh, quievit.

LC1351
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    The kalends of January on Saturday, and the twenty-sixth of the moon; tertio anno cycli lunaris; iiii. annus indictionis; xxvii. cycli solaris.

     LC1351.1

    Philip Mac Udhir mortuus est.

     LC1351.2

    Aedh, the son of Toirdhelbhach, came into the country, and the hostages of Connacht were taken by him; and the son of Fedhlimidh was afterwards exiled by him for the space of one year.

     LC1351.3

    Aedh O'Ruairc was taken prisoner by Mac Philipin Mac William Burk, whilst coming from Cruach-Patraic; and Ferghal Mac Diarmada rebelled in consequence of this capture, so that a general war broke out in all Connacht, through which Magh-Luirg was wasted.

     LC1351.4

    A general invitation was given by William, son of Donnchaidh Muimhnech O'Cellaigh about Christmas of the invitation, to all the learned of Erinn, and they all returned fully grateful, both high and low.

     LC1351.5

    Mathghamhain Mac Consnamha was slain by the sons of Donnchadh Mac Consnamha.

     LC1351.6

    Eoghan Mac Suibhne was slain by Maghnus O'Domhnaill in the same year.

     LC1351.7

    Enna O'Flannagain, chieftain of Tuath-ratha, mortuus est.

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LC1352
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    The kalends of January on Sunday, and the seventh of the moon; M.ccc.l.secundo; iiii. anno cycli lunaris; [v.] anno Indictionis; xxviii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1352.1

    Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach, assumed the sovereignty of Connacht by force, in spite of Foreigners and Gaeidhel.

     LC1352.2

    Aedh O'Maelbhrenainn and his two sons were slain by Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair.

     LC1352.3

    Aedh O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, was killed by Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnach O'Conchobhair, and by the Clann-Muirchertaigh likewise, and a slaughter of the Clann-Suibhne's gallowglasses along with him.

     LC1352.4

    Aenghus O'Domhnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, was killed by Maghnus O'Domhnaill, per dolum.

     LC1352.5

    Dabac Dilmhain, son of Ulick of Umhall, head of the kerns of Connacht, died in hoc anno.

     LC1352.6

    Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, died in hoc anno.

     LC1352.7

    Matthew Mac [D]orchaidh was killed by the Clann-Muirchertaigh.

     LC1352.8

    Demolition of Baile-in-duin by Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach; and a destruction of cows and sheep was committed there.

     LC1352.9

    Conchobhar, son of Maurice Mac Donnchaidh, died in hoc anno.

     LC1352.10

    Nuala, daughter of Mac Diarmada, died in hoc anno.

     LC1352.11

    Thomas Mac Raghnaill mortuus est.

     LC1352.12

    Tadhg, son of Siacus O'Cellaigh, died in hoc anno.

LC1353
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    The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the eighteenth of the moon; quinto anno cycli lunaris; vi. anno Indictionis; primus annus solaris cycli; anno Domini M.ccc.l.tertio.

     LC1353.1

    Aedh, son of Ruaidhri O'Neill, mortuus est.

     LC1353.2

    Tadhg Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, was slain by the sons of Jeffrey Mac Raghnaill.

     LC1353.3

    Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach, was deposed, and Mac Branan brought him into the country.

     LC1353.4

    Gormlaith, daughter of O'Domhnaill, wife of O'Neill, in Christo quievit.

     LC1353.5

    Mathghamhain, son of Gilla-na-naemh O'Ferghail, mortuus est.

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LC1354
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    The kalends of Jannary on Wednesday, and the twenty-ninth of the moon; M.ccc.l.quarto; vi. anno cycli lunaris; vii. anno Indictionis; ii, anno solaris cycli.

     LC1354.1

    Brian O'Dubhda, king of Ui-Fiachrach, mortuus est.

     LC1354.2

    Rudhraighe O'Mordha, king of Laighis, mortuus est.

     LC1354.3

    Sitric Mac Samhradhain mortuus est.

     LC1354.4

    Derbforgaill, daughter of O'Conchobhair, mortua est.

     LC1354.5

    Jeffrey Mac Raghnaill mortuus est.

     LC1354.6

    Tadhg Mac Senlaigh mortuus est.

     LC1354.7

    John O'Finnachta, bishop of Oilfinn, in Christo quievit.

     LC1354.8

    Aedh, son of Cormac Bodhar, was slain by the sons of Donnchadh Riabhach.

     LC1354.9

    O'Lachtnain, bishop of Connacht, in Christo quievit.

     LC1354.10

    Mac Murchadha was torn asunder by Foreigners, through which a great war occurred between Foreigners and Gaeidhel. Aedh Mac Samhradhain died of his wounds.

     LC1354.11

    Brian, son of Aedh Mor O'Neill, mortuus est.

     LC1354.12

    Fedhlim, son of Cathal O'Conchobhair, died in the same year.

     LC1354.13

    Cathal, son of Niall O'Ruairc, died.

     LC1354.14

    A great defeat was given by the Clann-Aedha-Buidhe and the Foreigners of Dun-Delgan to Aedh O'Neill, in which a great slaughter was committed.

     LC1354.15

    Hubert Burk died in hoc anno.

     LC1354.16

    Ruaidhri, son of John Mac Mathghamhna, was slain in Mac Mathghamhna's fortress.

LC1355
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    The kalends of January on Thursday, and the tenth of the moon; M. ccc. lv.; vii. anno cycli lunaris; octavo anno Indictionis; iii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1355.1

    Sir Maurice Fitz-Thomas, Justiciary of Erinn, and Earl of Des-Mumha, died in this year.

     LC1355.2

    Domhnall, son of John O'Ferghail, chieftain of Mainister-Anghaile, died, and was buried in Lethrath.

     LC1355.3

    Conchobhar Mac Consnamha, bishop of the Breifne, in Christo quievit.

     LC1355.4

    Diarmaid O'Maelmiadhaigh, chieftain of Muinter-Cerbhallain, was killed by Muinter-Birn, and a great number of the Muinter-Eolais along with him.

     LC1355.5

    A defeat was given by the p.13 Foreigners of the West of Connacht to Mac William Burk, when a great number were slain.

     LC1355.6

    Cathal O'Cuinn, chieftain of Muinter-Gillgan, occisus est, and five of his brothers along with him, by the sons of Aedh and John O'Ferghail.

     LC1355.7

    Cormac Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, was slain by the sons of Imhar Mac Raghnaill.

     LC1355.8

    A defeat was given by the Gaeidhel of Laighen to the Foreigners of Ath-cliath.

     LC1355.9

    Edmond, the son of William, son of Richard Burk, was slain by the Síl-Anmchadha.

     LC1355.10

    A great overthrow was given by Richard Og to the household of Mac William (i.e. Edmond Burk), and to the Síl-Anmchadha, on which occasion Stephen Mac Jordan, Henry Mac Philbin, and sixteen princes of the Síl-Anmchadha, were slain.

     LC1355.11

    A battle was fought by the son of the King of the Saxons and the King of France. The King of France and his son were taken prisoners there, and a great slaughter was inflicted on them.

     LC1355.12

    Tuaim-da-ghualann was burned by Cathal Og, and by Mac William Burk.

     LC1355.13

    Niall Mac Mathghamhna was slain by the sons of John Mac Mathghamhna.

     LC1355.14

    Murchadh, son of Cathal O'Ferghail, mortuus est.

     LC1355.15

    Mac Cathail, i.e. the abbot of Sruthair, in Christo quievit in hoc anno.

     LC1355.16

    Adduc Mac Ugilin was slain by the Oirthera.

     LC1355.17

    Ten lambs were brought forth by one sheep in hoc anno.

     LC1355.18

    Donnchadh O'Domhnaill was slain whilst forcibly carrying off Mac Udhir's daughter.

     LC1355.19

    Tadhg Mac Aedhagain mortuus est.

     LC1355.20

    Mac Gallgaeidhel, abbot of the Trinity, in Christo quievit.

     LC1355.21

    Ferghal, son of Ferghal, son of Muirchertach Mor, son of Conghalach Mac Eochagain, chieftain of the descendants of Fiachadh son of Niall-nai-ghiallach, died in quarto idus Septembris.

     LC1355.22

    Derbhorgaill, daughter of O'Ferghail, mortua est.

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LC1356
     LC1356.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, and the twenty-first of the moon; M.ccc.lvi.; octavo anno cycli lunaris; ix. anno Indictionis; quarto anno cycli solaris.

     LC1356.1

    Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, was killed in Baile-Locha-Dechair by Donnchadh Carrach O'Cellaigh, and by Clann-in-bhaird, at the instigation of the Ui-Maine, in revenge for Seonin Burk's daughter, i.e. O'Cellaigh's wife, whom Toirdhelbhach's son had carried off privately and clandestinely; and Aedh, the son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, afterwards assumed the full sovereignty of Connacht.

     LC1356.2

    Conchobhar, son of Tadhg O'Cellaigh, was slain by Tadhg, son of Diarmaid O'Cellaigh.

     LC1356.3

    Ferchar O'Fallamhain, chieftain of Clann-Uadach, mortuus est.

     LC1356.4

    Toirdhelbhach, son of Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair, was slain by the Clann-Donnchaidh.

     LC1356.5

    Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh and his son, i.e. Donnchadh, son of Diarmaid, were slain by the Ui-Suillebhain.

     LC1356.6

    Mor, daughter of O'Conchobhair, wife of O'Ferghail, died in hoc anno.

     LC1356.7

    Ruaidhri, son of Aedh O'Conchobhair, mortuus est.

     LC1356.8

    Muirchertach, son of John O'Neill, was killed by Philip Mac Udhir in hoc anno.

     LC1356.9

    The Justiciary of Ath-cliath mortuus est.

     LC1356.10

    Mac Feorais was slain by Foreigners in hoc anno.

     LC1356.11

    Dubhgall Mac Suibhne was slain by Domhnall O'Conchobhair in hoc anno.

     LC1356.12

    Donnchadh Mac Conmara, the best son of a chieftain in his time, occisus est.

     LC1356.13

    Domhnall, son of Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair, mortuus est.

     LC1356.14

    Nicholas Mac Cathusaigh, bishop of Oirghiall, in Christo quievit.

     LC1356.15

    Solomon O'Mellain, steward of clog-ind-idachta, the general patron of the learned of Erinn, mortuus est.

     LC1356.16

    Donnchadh Proistech was slain by two of his own people, per dolum.

     LC1356.17

    Gerodin Tyrrell was torn asunder by Black p.17 Foreigners on the green of Ath-cliath.

     LC1356.18

    Murchadh, son of Brian O'Neill, mortuus est.

LC1357
     LC1357.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday, and the second of the moon; M.ccc. lvii.; ix. anno cycli lunaris: x. anno Indictionis; v. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1357.1

    Maghnus Mac Mathghamhna, King of Oirghiall, mortuus est.

     LC1357.2

    Lochlainn, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, mortuus est.

     LC1357.3

    The Earl of Des-Mumha demersus est in going across.

     LC1357.4

    Fedhlimidh O'Domhnaill and his son, i.e. Raghnall, were slain in confinement by John O'Domhnaill.

     LC1357.5

    Ferghal Muimhnech O'Duibhgennain, ollamh of the Conmaicne, and of Clann-Maelruanaigh Lower and Upper, mortuus est.

     LC1357.6

    Matthew, son of Thomas O'Ruairc, head of valour of the Breifne, mortuus est.

     LC1357.7

    Macraith Mac Erraigh, an eminent man in general, mortuus est.

     LC1357.8

    Donnsleibhe Mac Cerbhaill, an eminent musician, mortuus est.

     LC1357.9

    Brian, son of Gilla-Christ O'Ruairc, and Maghnus Buidhe Mac Samhradhain, were killed in Ruta-Mic-Ugilin, by Aedh O'Neill, in hoc anno.

     LC1357.10

    Clement O'Duibhgenhain, vicar of Cill-Ronain, in Christo quievit.

     LC1357.11

    A general peace between the two Cathals in hoc anno, viz., Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnech, and Cathal Og, son of Cathal, son of Domhnall.

LC1358
     LC1358.0

    The kalends of January on Monday, and the thirteenth of the moon; M.ccc.lviii.; x. anno cycli lunaris; xi. anno Indictionis; vi. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1358.1

    Domhnall O'hEghra, king of Luighne, died about Easter in hoc anno.

     LC1358.2

    Maghnus MacUdhir was slain by the Clainn-Cathmhail in hoc anno.

     LC1358.3

    Conchobhar O'hAinlighe, dux of Cenel-Dobhtha-mic-Aenghusa, died after triumphing over the devil and the world, in hoc anno.

     LC1358.4

    A great defeat was given by Aedh O'Neill to  p.19 the Airghialla and the Feara-Manach, in which Aedh Mac Caba, and the son of the bishop O'Dubhda were slain.

     LC1358.5

    A great shower of hail fell in Cairbre in the summer, and a wild apple was not larger than each stone of this shower.

     LC1358.6

    A great defeat was given by O'Mordha to the Foreigners of Ath-cliath, and two hundred and forty were slain there.

     LC1358.7

    Brian Mac Cathmhail, bishop of Airghiall, quievit.

     LC1358.8

    Senicin Mac Ugilin mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1358.9

    The son of Andrew Mac Feorais mortuus est.

LC1359
     LC1359.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the twenty-fourth of the moon; M.ccc.lix.; xi. anno cycli lunaris; xii. anno Indictionis; vii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1359.1

    Cormac MacCarthaigh, king of Des-Mumha, mortuus est.

     LC1359.2

    A great defeat was given by Cathal Og O'Conchobhair to the Cenel-Conaill, near Bel-Atha-Senaigh, and John O'Dochartaigh, chieftain of Ard-Midhair, and Eoghan Connachtach, and Toirdhelbhach Mac Suibhne, were moreover taken prisoners there; and a great slaughter was committed there. Matthew Mac Samhradhain, heir to the chieftancy of Tellach-Echach, was wounded that day, and died at home of that wound.

     LC1359.3

    The same Cathal went on a hosting to Tir-Conaill; and his people went into O'Gairmledhaigh's territory, and Cathal Bodhar O'Ruairc was slain by Maelsechlainn O'Gairmledhaigh; and Maelsechlainn was killed on the same spot by Tighernan O'Ruairc.

     LC1359.4

    Muirchertach, son of Thomas O'Floinn Líne, royal heir of Ui-Tuirtre, was slain per dolum by Aedh, the son of Brian O'Neill, i.e. the son of Brian, son of Aedh Buidhe.

     LC1359.5

    Murchadh Og Mac Mathghamhna, royal heir of Corca-Bhaiscinn, was killed by Síl-Briain.

     LC1359.6

    Maghnus O'Dubhda, son of the king of Ui-Fiachrach, mortuus est.

     LC1359.7

    Brian Mac p.21 Donnchaidh, royal heir of Tir-Oilella, was slain by Mac Sencha of the sept of O'Gadhra.

     LC1359.8

    Henry, son of Ulick, son of Richard, mortuus est.

     LC1359.9

    Domhnall, son of Tadhg O'Mathghamhna, occisus est.

     LC1359.10

    Aedh, son of Conchobhar Mac Aedhagain, died in hoc anno.

LC1360
     LC1360.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the fifth of the moon; M.ccc.lx.

     LC1360.1

    The son of the king of the Saxons came to Erinn; and great burnings were committed in this year, viz., Ros-Comain, Daimhinis, Sligech, the monastery of Lis-gabhail, and Fidhnach, and Druim-lias were burned.

     LC1360.2

    Diarmaid, son of Donnchadh Riabhach Mac Diarmada, was killed by Cathal Og.

     LC1360.3

    Diarmaid O'Briain was deposed by the son of his own father's brother.

     LC1360.4

    Maelruanaidh, son of the Gilla-Muinelach O'Baighill, mortuus est.

     LC1360.5

    Sir Robert Savage died in hoc anno.

     LC1360.6

    Amhlaibh, son of Jeffrey Mac Raghnaill, occisus est.

     LC1360.7

    John, son of Gilla-Christ O'Ruairc, occisus est by Aedh Mac [D]orchaidh.

     LC1360.8

    Diarmaid O'hAinlighe mortuus est.

     LC1360.9

    Tuathal O'Finnachta mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1360.10

    The Primate of Ard-Macha in Christo quievit.

     LC1360.11

    Ferghal, son of Jeffrey Mac Raghnail, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1360.12

    Cathal, son of the Caech Mac Raghnaill, occisus est in hoc anno.

     LC1360.13

    The Gilla-dubh Mac Builichan mortuus est.

     LC1360.14

    John, son of Simag Mac Ugilin, occisus est.

     LC1360.15

    The daughter of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, wife of Ferghal O'Raighilligh, was killed by a fall in hoc anno.

     LC1360.16

    Gilla-na-naemh O'Conmhaigh, ollamh of Tuadh-Mumha in music, mortuus est.

     LC1360.17

    William, son of the comarb of Cailin, occisus est.

     LC1360.18

    Naemhag O'Duibhgennain mortuus est.

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LC1361
     LC1361.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, and the sixteenth of the moon; M.ccc.lxi.; xiii. anno cycli lunaris; xiiii. anno Indictionis; ix. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1361.1

    Art Mac Murchadha, king of Laighen, and Domhnall Riabhach, royal heir of Laighen, were taken prisoners by the son of the king of the Saxons, per dolum, in his own house; and they died with him.

     LC1361.2

    Benedict O'Mochain, archdeacon of Cill-Athrachta, mortuus est.

     LC1361.3

    Donnchadh O'Lochlainn, king of Corca-Modhruaidh, mortuus est.

     LC1361.4

    Sir Edmond Burk mortuus est.

     LC1361.5

    Cluithi-an-righ throughout all Erinn, and Richard Savage died of it.

     LC1361.6

    Redmond, son of Burk of the Muine, mortuus est.

     LC1361.7

    Cathal and Muirchertach, two sons of Aedh, son of Eoghan, mortui sunt.

     LC1361.8

    Walter Staunton mortuus est.

     LC1361.9

    Tuathal O'Maille moritur.

     LC1361.10

    Thomas Mac Tighernain, chieftain of Tellach-Dunchadha, moritur.

     LC1361.11

    Nicholas O'Finnaghta mortuus est.

     LC1361.12

    Gilbert, son of Meyler, mortuus est in hoc anno.

LC1362
     LC1362.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday, and the twenty-seventh of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc.lxii.; xiiii. cycli lunaris; xv. anno Indictionis; x. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1362.1

    Eoghan Finn O'Conchobhair, son of the king of Connacht, died in hoc anno.

     LC1362.2

    Niall Mac Samhradhain, dux of Tellach-Echach, quievit.

     LC1362.3

    Maelruanaidh O'Dubhda, and his wife, i.e. the daughter of Mac Donnchaidh, mortui sunt.

     LC1362.4

    Cathal Og, and the son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, took possession of Baile-in-tobair-Brighde.

     LC1362.5

    A great hosting by Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and by the son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, King of Connacht, into Midhe, when they triumphantly p.25 burned Midhe; and fourteen churches, and Cill-Cainnigh, were burned by them; and it would not be easy to enumerate or count all that was then destroyed of Midhe. And they afterwards returned home safely.

     LC1362.6

    Cormac Ballach O'Maelechlainn, king of Midhe, moritur.

     LC1362.7

    Tadhg, son of Conchobhar, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Briain, was killed by the Clann-Cuilen.

     LC1362.8

    Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, the king's son of greatest fame, and generosity, and renown, and politeness, strength, and heroism in his own time, died of the plague in Sligech, the third day after Allhallowtide.

     LC1362.9

    Diarmaid, son of John O'Ferghail, chieftain of Muinter-Anghaile, mortuus est.

     LC1362.10

    Domhnall, son of Ruaidhri O'Cellaigh, mortuus est.

     LC1362.11

    Cairbre O'Cuinn, chieftain of Muinter-Gillgan, mortuus est.

     LC1362.12

    Thomas O'Birn mortuus est.

     LC1362.13

    Muirchertach Donn Mac Oirechtaigh quievit.

     LC1362.14

    Aenghus Mac-ind-oglaich, archdeacon of Cill-airidh, in Christo quievit.

     LC1362.15

    Murchadh Manach Mac Taidhg quievit.

     LC1362.16

    Eoghan O'Maille and his son, i.e. Diarmaid, mortui sunt.

     LC1362.17

    Cucoicriche, son of Diarmaid Mac Eochagain, and Maurice, son of Muirchertach Mac Eochagain, mortui sunt.

LC1363
     LC1363.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday, and the eighth of the moon; M.ccc.lxiii.; xv. cycli lunaris; i. anno Indictionis; xi. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1363.1

    Maghnus Eoghanach O'Domhnaill died in hoc anno.

     LC1363.2

    Aedh Mac Udhir, king of Feara-Manach, died in hoc anno.

     LC1363.3

    Muirchertach Ruadh, son of Domhnall Irruis O'Conchobhair, was slain by Maghnus, son of Cathal O'Conchobhair.

     LC1363.4

    Tadhg Mac Consnamha, chieftain of Muinter-Cinaith, was wounded and taken prisoner by Cathal, son of Aedh O'Conchobhair; and he died in this confinement.

     LC1363.5

    Catherine, daughter of O'Ferghail, wife of O'Raighilligh, died.

     LC1363.6

    Cathal Mac Donnchaidh was slain by the people of Magh-Luirg.

     LC1363.7

    Great wind in p.27 hoc anno, which demolished churches and houses, and sank numerous ships and boats.

     LC1363.8

    Bebhinn, daughter of Mac Eochagain, uxor Vulpis, quievit.

LC1364
     LC1364.0

    The kalends of January on Monday, and the nineteenth of the moon; M.ccc.lx. quarto; xvi. cycli lunaris; ii. anno Indictionis; xii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1364.1

    Aedh O'Neill, king of the province of Uladh, the best king that came in his own time, died after triumphing over the devil and the world.

     LC1364.2

    Diarmaid O'Briain, king of Tuadh-Mumha, died in hoc anno.

     LC1364.3

    Maelsechlainn, son of Murchadh, son of Gilla-na-naemh, son of Aedh, son of Amhlaibh, mortuus est.

     LC1364.4

    Gilla-na-naemh Mac Gobhann-na-sgél, a most eminent historian, mortuus est.

     LC1364.5

    Domhnall, son of Ruaidhri O'Cellaigh, royal heir of Ui Maine, quievit.

     LC1364.6

    Margaret, daughter of Walter Burk, wife of the son of Fedhlimidh, quievit.

     LC1364.7

    Gilla-na-naemh O'Dubhdabhorenn, chief brehon of Corcumruaidh, died in hoc anno.

     LC1364.8

    Donnchadh O'hUiginn, an eminent historian, mortuus est.

     LC1364.9

    Bran O'Brain, a celebrated harper, quievit.

LC1365
     LC1365.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the twenty-ninth of the moon; M.ccc.lxv.; xvii. cycli lunaris; iii. anno Indictionis; xiii. cycli solaris.

     LC1365.1

    Ruaidhri, son of Domhnall O'Neill, was killed by Maelsechlainn Mac-in-ghirr Mac Cathmhail, with one shot of an arrow.

     LC1365.2

    Thomas, son of Murchadh O'Ferghail, died in hoc anno.

     LC1365.3

    An attack was made by the Clann-Goisdelbh on the Luighne, on which occasion six sons of kings were slain, along with Cormac O'hEghra; (i.e. this Cormac was heir to the sovereignty of Luighne).

     LC1365.4

    Another attack was made by Aedh Mac Diarmada on Muinter-Eolais. Great treacheries and  p.29 immense depredations were committed on Muinter-Eolais on this ocasion; but these depredations were not depredations without retaliation, for Cormac Mac Diarmada Ruadh, and the two sons of Tomaltach O'Birn, viz., Maelechlainn Caech and Gilla-Christ, were slain there; and Diarmaid Mac Diarmada, and Maelruanaidh, son of Donnchadh Riabhach, were moreover taken prisoners there; and "the defeat of the youths" is the name of that defeat from that day to this.

     LC1365.5

    Fedhlimidh-an-einigh, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair of Corcumruaidh, king of Corcumruaidh, died.

     LC1365.6

    Brian, son of Matthew Mac Tighernain, chieftain of Tellach-Dunchadha, the most famous man of the Breifnians, mortuus est, ut dicitur

    1. Brian Mac Tighernain of the conflicts—
      With his hospitality comparison was not just—
      He followed generosity without hatred;
      Heaven was the end of his battle-career.

     LC1365.7

    Brian, son of Aedh Mac Mathghamhna, assumed the sovereignty of Oirghiall, and contracted a marriage alliance with Somhairle, son of John Dubh Mac Domhnaill, high constable of the province of Uladh, who induced him to put away O'Raighilligh's daughter, and wed his own daughter. And it was not long after that until he Brian invited him to a feast, to drink wine as it were; and the feast which his son-in-law then gave him was, to apprehend him, and bind him, and put him in a lake to conceal him. Brian himself was banished through this deed.

     LC1365.8

    Cuchonnacht O'Raighilligh entered the Order in hoc anno.

     LC1365.9

    Aedh, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, was slain by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair.

     LC1365.10

    Tadhg, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, came p.31 up with Domhnall the same day, and defeated him, and killed a number of his people, including Aedh, the son of Conchobhar, son of Tadhg.

     LC1365.11

    Philip O'Raighilligh was made king in the place of Cuchonnacht O'Raighilligh.

     LC1365.12

    Mac Wattin Barrett, i.e. Robert, mortuus est.

     LC1365.13

    The son of the king of the Saxons left Erinn in hoc anno.

LC1366
     LC1366.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday, and the eleventh of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc. lxvi.; xviii. cycli lunaris; iiii. anno Indictionis; xiiii. cycli solaris.

     LC1366.1

    Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnech, son of Cathal Ruadh, and his son, i.e. Maghnus Og, were slain in treachery by Philip Mac Udhir, king of Feara-Manach, and by the Archdeacon Mac Udhir, in their own assembly; and prodigious depredations were afterwards committed on the Clann-Muirchertagh; and peace was concluded by Muinter-Ruairc and the Feara-Manach with each other.

     LC1366.2

    Cathal Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Darrtraighe, was after that slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh.

     LC1366.3

    Cormac Donn Mac Carthaigh, king of Ui-Cairbre and Ui-Echach-Mumhan, was slain in treachery by his own brother's son, i.e. by the son of Domhnall-na-nDomhnall.

     LC1366.4

    Conchobhar O'Conchobhair, king of Ciarraighe-Luachra, was slain by the Branachs.

     LC1366.5

    John Mac Goisdelbh, lord of Sliabh-Lugha, died.

     LC1366.6

    Ruaidhri, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, was drowned in the Sinainn.

     LC1366.7

    A great victory by Tadhg, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, over John O'Domhnaill with his gallowglasses; and Mac Suibhne was captured there, and many other captives along with him; and many persons were also slain there.

     LC1366.8

    Mac Conmara, chieftain of Clann-Cuilen, mortuus est.

     LC1366.9

    Master Florence Mac-ind-oglaich died in this year.

     p.33
     LC1366.10

    A warlike muster by Domhnall O'Neill, to attack Niall O'Neill; and Mac Cathmhail was expelled from his country by them; and they overtook the rere of the emigrating body. And Raghnall, son of Alexander, the heir of the Clann-Alexander, came from Innsi-Gall at this time to Niall O'Neill; and each party had a band of gallowglasses, viz. the father on the one side, and the son and kinsman on the other side: (Toirdhelbhach was the kinsman, and Alexander the son). And Raghnall sent messengers requesting them both, in honour of his seniority, not to oppose him; and they regarded him not, but they advanced quickly towards the ford of battle, where they saw Raghnall; and they then delivered a fierce battle and conflict to each other. And the son of Raghnall was slain there; and Alexander Mac Domhnaill was taken prisoner there; and Raghnall did not permit his people to kill him, for Raghnall said that he would not lose both his kinsman and his son. And a great number of Domhnall O'Neill's people were slain there.

     LC1366.11

    A great war between the Foreigners of Connacht, viz., Mac William and Mac Maurice. The Clann-Maurice were expelled by Mac William Burk, and he Mac Maurice was driven into Clann-Rickard on that occasion.

     LC1366.12

    Muirchertach Mac Raghnaill, son of Raghnall Mac Raghnaill, was slain in treachery by Maelechlainn Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais. Maelechlainn himself died in two months afterwards.

LC1367
     LC1367.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, and the twenty-second of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc.lxvii.; xix. cycli lunaris; quinto anno Indictionis; xv. cycli solaris.

     LC1367.1

    The Bishop O'Ferghail, i.e. Bishop of Ard-achadh, in Christo quievit.

     LC1367.2

    Sitric, son of the Airchinnech Mac Tighernain, mortuus est.

     LC1367.3

    Cathal, son of Imhar Mac Tighernain, mortuus est.

     LC1367.4

    A migratory excursion was p.35 made by the Clann-Muirchertaigh to Magh-Nise in hoc anno, and they went on an expedition into Magh-Luirg, viz., Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair and Ferghal Mac Tighernain, dux of Tellach-Dunchadha, and Diarmaid Mac Raghnaill, dux of Muinter-Eolais, accompanied by gallowglasses. And they burned Aedh Mac Diarmada's fortress. Ferghal Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, and Aedh Mac Diarmada, overtook them, and gave them battle, and killed some of their people.

     LC1367.5

    Cuchonnacht O'Raighilligh, king of the Breifne until he resigned it for the sake of God, mortuus est.

     LC1367.6

    A great defeat was given by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and by Muinter-Ruairc, and the Clann-Donnchaidh, and Tibbot Burk with his kern retainers, to Tadhg son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair: they overtook them at Traigh-Eothuile-int-sair, and the gallowglasses of the son of Maghnus were all slain there, viz., one hundred and fifty, along with Domhnall, son of Somhairle, and Domhnall Og, his son, and the two sons of Mac Suibhne, and the son of the Bishop O'Dubhda, and William Mac Sithidh.

     LC1367.7

    Derbhail, daughter of Maelruanaidh Mor Mac Diarmada, wife of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh. Aenghus, son of the Dean Mac Samhradhain, quievit.

     LC1367.8

    Tadhg Mac Samhradhain mortuus est.

     LC1367.9

    Maelechlainn, son of Jeffrey Mac Gilla-Patraic, and a number of his people, were slain by Foreigners in treachery.

     LC1367.10

    Maelmuire Og Mac Draith died in hoc anno.

     LC1367.11

    Tadhg and Lochlainn, the two sons of Aenghus Ruadh O'Dalaigh, mortui sunt.

     LC1367.12

    Mac Maurice na-mBrigh mortuus est.

     LC1367.13

    Eoghan, son of Ruaidhri O'Cellaigh, mortuus est.

     LC1367.14

    Muirchertach, son of p.37 Muirchertach O'Conchobhair mortuus est.

     LC1367.15

    Bebhinn, daughter of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, wife of Tomaltach Mac Donnchadha, mortua est.

     LC1367.16

    The archdeacon of Airghiall, i.e. Malachi Mac Udhir, in Christo quievit;

LC1368
     LC1368.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday, and the third of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc.lxviii.; primus annus cycli lunaris; vi. anno Indictionis; xvi. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1368.1

    Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, head of the valour and bravery of the Gaeidhel, and the Lughaidh Lamhfhada of Leth-Chuinn against the Foreigners and Gaeidhel who were opposed to him, died after the victory of penance, in Ros-Comain, after having been twelve years in the sovereignty of Connacht, as the poet said:—

    1. Twelve lasting, prosperous years
      Was Aedh in the place of his provincial king;
      His body was pierced by weapons one hundred times;
      Nevertheless, he died on his pillow.

     LC1368.2

    The territory of Cairbre was divided into two parts between the son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair and Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach.

     LC1368.3

    Ferghal Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, mortuus est.

     LC1368.4

    Tighernan, son of Cathal O'Ruairc, mortuus est.

     LC1368.5

    Cormac Og Mac Diarmada, the good material of a king over his own country, mortuus est.

     LC1368.6

    Diarmaid, son of Cormac Donn Mac Carthaigh, was taken prisoner by Mac Carthaigh Cairbrech; and he was surrendered to the Foreigners, and afterwards slain.

     LC1368.7

    David O'Tuathail was slain by the Foreigners of Ath-cliath.

     LC1368.8

    John O'Domhnallain mortuus est.

     LC1368.9

    William Saxanach, son of Sir Edmond Burk, i.e. the heir of the Mac Williams, died of the small-pox in p.39 Inis-Cua.

     LC1368.10

    Tomaltach Og, son of Ferghal Mac Diarmada, tanist of Magh-Luirg, died of the small-pox.

     LC1368.11

    Laisech, son of David O'Mordha, mortuus est.

     LC1368.12

    A prodigious hosting by Niall O'Neill, king of Uladh, into Oirghiall, to attack Brian Mac Mathghamhna; and he pitched his camp in the centre of the territory; and Brian Mac Mathghamhna offered him large terms, viz., to give the half of Oirghiall to Niall, the son of Murchadh, son of Brian-na-cailigh-oifrinn, i.e. the king who was before him over the territory, and other large conditions to O'Neill as an eric for the death of Mac Domhnaill. And O'Neill accepted these. But another resolution was adopted by the son of Murchadh Mac Mathghamhna, and by Alexander Og Mac Domhnaill, lord of the gallowglasses, both of whom marched, without the permission or consent of O'Neill, with a force of three united great battalions, against Mac Mathghamhna, and attacked his fortress; and Mac Mathghamhna opposed them with all the force he had, and defeated this army; and the son of Murchadh Mac Mathghamhna, heir of Oirghiall, was slain there; and Alexander Og, the son of Toirdhelbhach Mac Domhnail, constable of the gallowglasses and heir of the Clann-Domhnaill, was slain; and Eoghan son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Maelechlainn O'Domhnaill, was slain there, et alii multi nobiles et ignobiles.

     LC1368.13

    Thomas O'Floinn, king of Ui-Tuirtre, the most eminent man in Erinn for hospitality, prowess, and nobility, died in hoc anno.

     LC1368.14

    Tadhg, son of Maghnus, son of Cathal, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, was taken prisoner per dolum, by Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, in his own fortress in Ard-in-choillin, after he had been taken to O'Conchobhair's house by Cormac Mac Donnchaidh; and it is to this that every evil was usually compared, p.41 (but no evil was equal to it): i.e. "the taking of the son of Maghnus was not worse." But a worse deed was committed against him after a while; i.e. he was surrendered to Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and was ultimately killed by Domhnall in the castle of Sligech. And a great war arose in all Connacht through this deed, viz., between Mac William, and O'Conchobhair, and Mac Diarmada. Ruaidhri, son of Seonac Mac Eochagain, the most eminent man in Erinn, without dispute, for bounty and prowess, died on the fifth of the kalends of January in hoc anno.

LC1369
     LC1369.0

    The kalends of January on Monday, and the fourteenth of the moon; anno Domini M.ccc.lxix.; ii. annus cycli lunaris; vii. annus Indictionis; xvii. annus cycli solaris.

     LC1369.1

    Philip O'Raighilligh was taken prisoner by his own brethren, and put into Cloch-Locha-Uachtair; and the sovereignty was assumed in his place, by Maghnus O'Raighilligh. And a very great war occurred in the Breifne through this capture; and a great army was assembled by Annadh O'Raighilligh, i.e. the son of Richard, (viz., Mac Mathghamhna, and the rest of the Airghialla), to rescue Philip O'Raighilligh from Maghnus. And a great defeat was inflicted on Maghnus, at Blencupa, by Mac Mathghamhna and the Clann-Caba, in which were slain the three sons of Cormac O'Ferghail, viz., Seonin, Maelechlainn, and Fergus; and Fedhlimidh, son of Aedh-an-chleitín O'Conchobhair; and the two sons of Flaithbhertach Mor Mac Conrubha, viz., Donn and Brian; and Sitric-na-srona Mac-in-Maighistir.

     LC1369.2

    Gerald Caemhanach, heir to the chief sovereignty of Laighen, was slain by the Black Knight.

     LC1369.3

    Tighernan O'Ruairc went to take a prey in Luirg, and brought it with him; p.43 and Aedh Og, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, was slain by O'Maeladuin of Lurg in the pursuit of the prey.

     LC1369.4

    Diarmaid Lamhderg Mac Murchadha, chief king of Laighen, was a long time confined by the Foreigners of Ath-cliath, after having been taken prisoner, in treachery, by the Black Knight, and was at last torn asunder by them: the greatest deed committed in Erinn in later times.

     LC1369.5

    Mathghamhain Maenmaighe O'Briain, king of Tuadh-Mumha, the best, and most illustrious Gaeidhel that was in his own time, died in his own fortress, after the victory of penitence; and Brian Og O'Briain assumed the sovereignty in his place.

     LC1369.6

    O'Maelduin of Lurg was slain, in treachery, by the sons of Niall O'Domhnaill; and Philip Mac Udhir went with a great fleet, to avenge his vassal on the sons of O'Domhnaill, and Niall Og O'Domhnaill was slain by him.

     LC1369.7

    Brian, son of Aedh Buidhe O'Neill, one qualified to be king of Erinn, mortuus est.

     LC1369.8

    Bishop Odo O'Neill, i.e. the bishop of Oirghiall, in Christo quievit.

     LC1369.9

    Richard O'Raighilligh, i.e. bishop of the Breifne, in Christo quievit.

     LC1369.10

    A great defeat was given by Brian O'Briain, king of Tuadh-Mumha, in which Earl Garrett and the other great Foreigners of Mumha, were taken prisoners; and not often before did as many persons fall in one spot as fell there.

     LC1369.11

    Luimnech was burned on this expedition, and they gave hostages to O'Briain; and Sida Og, son of O'Duibhidhir's daughter, assumed the wardenship of the town afterwards.

     LC1369.12

    A naval expedition was made by Philip Mac Udhir to Loch-Uachtar, and Cloch-Ui-Raighilligh was taken by him; and Philip O'Raighilligh, king of Breifne, who was imprisoned therein, was taken out of it, and his own sovereignty was afterwards again given to him.

LC1370
     LC1370.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the twenty-fifth of the moon; M.ccc.lxx.; iii. annus cycli lunaris;  p.45 viii. annus Indictionis; xviii. cycli solaris.

     LC1370.1

    Domhnall O'Neill gave lordship and hostages to Niall O'Neill. Niall gave an overthrow to Brian Mac Mathghamhna, when a great many were drowned and killed.

     LC1370.2

    A great war between the Clann-Muirchertaigh and Muinter-Raighilligh in hoc anno. O'Raighilligh, and O'Ferghail, and Mac Udhir, and O'Conchobhair rose against the Clann-Muirchertaigh, who were driven into Muinter-Eolais through the power of these kings; and they went from thence unto Mac William Burk; and Mac Tighernain went along with them.

     LC1370.3

    The sons of Aedh Mac Cathmhail killed Gilla-Patraic Mac Cathmhail, king-chieftain of Cenel-Feradhaigh, per dolum, and Cu-Uladh Mac Cathmhail, and his son, and his wife, i.e. the danghter of Maghnus Mac Mathghamhna. His brother Murchadh was appointed afterwards in his place.

     LC1370.4

    Muirchertach Sinnach, rex of Feara-Tethbha, quievit on the 19th of February.

     LC1370.5

    Cathal O'Conchobhair, royal heir of Ui-Failghe, and Muirchertach O'Mordha fell on a foray by the Foreigners of Laighen.

LC1371
     LC1371.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the sixth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxi.; quartus annus cycli lunaris; ix. annus Indictionis; xix. cycli solaris.

     LC1371.1

    Ferghal Mac Cochlan died whilst in the hands of O'Cennedigh in hoc anno.

     LC1371.2

    Ferghal Mac Eochagain quievit on the 5th of the ides of September.

     LC1371.3

    Murchadh O'Madadhain, general patron of the men of Erinn, was killed by one shot of an arrow in hoc anno.

     LC1371.4

    Tadhg Og, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair; was slain in treachery by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, with his own hands, in the castle of Sligech, after having been a long time confined in chains, by him; and not often before had a worse homicide been committed in Erinn than this.

     LC1371.5

    Donnchadh O'Birn quievit.

     LC1371.6

    Brian O'Cennedigh, king of Ur-Mumha, was slain by Foreigners.

     LC1371.7

    The Archbishop of Tuaim, head of the bounty of Erinn, in Christo quievit.

 p.47
LC1372
     LC1372.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday, and the seventeenth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxii.; v. anno cycli lunaris; x. anno Indictionis; xx. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1372.1

    Brian Mor Mac Mathghamhna, chief king of Orghiall, the man who slew most of Foreigners and Gaeidhel in his own time in Erinn, fell by a gallowglass of his own people, in treachery, in hoc anno.

     LC1372.2

    John Mor O'Dubhagain, a most eminent historian, and ollamh of Ui-Maine, died in hoc anno.

     LC1372.3

    Muirchertach Muimhnech, son of Muirchertach Mor Mac Eochagain, chieftain of Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, quievit on the kalends of October.

     LC1372.4

    William, the son of Ulick, head of the gaiety of all Erinn, quievit.

     LC1372.5

    William Og O'Cellaigh, royal heir of Ui-Maine, quievit.

LC1373
     LC1373.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday, and the twenty-eighth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxiii.; vi. anno cycli lunaris; xi. anno Indictionis; xxi. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1373.1

    An incursion was made by the Foreigners of Midhe into the Anghaile, and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal O'Ferghail, and his son, were slain by them, and several of their people along with them. And Donnchadh O'Ferghail pursued them, and many of them were slain by him; but he himself was ultimately killed by one shot of an arrow.

     LC1373.2

    William Dalton, the sheriff of Midhe, was slain by the Cenel-Fiachaidh, and by O'Maelechlainn.

     LC1373.3

    Adam O'Cianan, an eminent historian, died a canon at Lis-gabhail. Mac-an-persun Mac Feorais was killed by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh O'Conchobhair, with one stroke of a sword, in Conmaicne-Duna-moir, after they Mac Feorais's people had acted treacherously towards him, whilst coming from Conmaicne-Cuile; and he himself escaped through the power of his strong arm, but severely wounded. And Andrias Mac Cinaith was killed by them, after having been delivered to them by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, as a hostage from whom they might obtain their p.49 own award.

     LC1373.4

    Barrdubh, daughter of O'Ruairc, wife of Domhnall Mac Tighernain, quievit.

     LC1373.5

    Very great wind in hoc anno, by which several churches were broken down.

LC1374
     LC1374.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday, and the ninth of the moon; M.ccc.lxx.quarto; vii. anno cycli lunaris; xii. anno Indictionis; xxii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1374.1

    Senicin Savage was slain by Mac Aenghusa.

     LC1374.2

    Domhnall Og O'Dochartaigh died in hoc anno.

     LC1374.3

    Cuchocriche Og Mac Eochagain, dux of Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, was slain in treachery, in the company of the Bishop Faltach, by the hand of the Sinnach Mac Merain, on the sixth of the kalends of September; and the Sinnach himself was afterwards drawn, and cut to pieces.

     LC1374.4

    Tibbot Burk, heir of Mac William, was slain by the Ui-Maine.

     LC1374.5

    Tighernan, son of Brian Mac Tighernain, a good son of a chieftain, quievit.

     LC1374.6

    A great victory by Niall O'Neill over Foreigners, in which the knight Roche, and Bocsa-na-Cairrge, and the Sandal, and the Burk, and William of Baile-dalad, head of the inhospitality of Erinn, were slain.

     LC1374.7

    Maelechlainn, son of Diarmaid O'Ferghail, mortuus est.

     LC1374.8

    Tadhg Og Mac Raghnaill mortuus est.

     LC1374.9

    Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ruadh O'Conchobhair, a good son of a king, died in hoc anno.

LC1375
     LC1375.0

    The kalends of January on Monday, and the twentieth of the moon; M.ccc.lxx.v; viii. anno cycli lunaris; xiii. anno Indictionis; xxiii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1375.1

    Mathghamhain, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, quievit.

     LC1375.2

    The castle of Ros-Comain was given by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh O'Conchobhair to Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, and Baile-in-tobair was obtained from him, besides several other p.51 considerations not enumerated here.

     LC1375.3

    Mac Artan, chieftain of Cenel-Faghartaigh, was slain, in treachery, by the son of Gilla-Ternain.

     LC1375.4

    A great defeat was given to the Foreigners of Dun-da-lethglas, in which Sir James of Baile-atha-tidh, the king of the Saxon's Deputy, and Burk of Camlinn, et alii multi, were slain.

     LC1375.5

    Cu-Uladh Mac Mathghamhna died of the opening of a vein.

     LC1375.6

    Art Mac Udhir quievit.

     LC1375.7

    Donnchadh Caemhanach Mac Murchadha, king of Laighen, was slain by Foreigners in treachery.

     LC1375.8

    Diarmaid Mac Raghnaill went on an expedition against Cormac O'Birn; and Donnchadh, son of Conchobhar-an-chopain, was slain there, and many other persons; and they brought great spoils with them.

     LC1375.9

    The two sons of Mac Tighernain, viz., Cairbre and Eoghan, went on an expedition against the Foreigners; and a man of their own people betrayed them, and sold them to the Foreigners for the sake of wealth; and the Foreigners assembled around them, and five and twenty were slain there, and beheaded, along with the two sons of Mac Tighernain.

     LC1375.10

    Sir Edmond Albanach, i.e. Mac William Burk, mortuus est after the triumph of penance and unction; and his son, i.e. Thomas, was appointed in his place.

     LC1375.11

    Maelechlainn O'Domhnallain, a good poet, died of the filun.

     LC1375.12

    Cathal, son of Cathal Og of the Clann-Rickard, mortuus est

     LC1375.13

    Mac Feorais of Ath-na-righ mortuus est.

     LC1375.14

    Oscur, son of Art Mac Udhir, was slain by the sons of Donnchadh Mac Udhir.

     LC1375.15

    Jeffrey, son of Gilla-na-naemh O'Ferghail, a good heir to the chieftaincy of the Anghaile, in Christo quievit.

LC1376
     LC1376.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the first of the moon; M.ccc.lxxvi.; ix, .anno cycli lunaris; xiiii. p.53 Indictionis; xxiiii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1376.1

    Tadhg O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, mortuus est, and Tighernan O'Ruairc assumed the sovereignty after him.

     LC1376.2

    Donnchadh Mac Firbisigh quievit.

     LC1376.3

    Cuaifne O'Conchobhair Failghe, a very good son of a king, quievit.

     LC1376.4

    Ruarcan O'hAdhmaill, O'hAnluains ollamh, quievit.

     LC1376.5

    John O'Ruanadha, Mac Aenghusa's ollamh, quievit.

     LC1376.6

    Maelechlainn O'Maelmhena, O'Cathain's ollamh, mortuus est.

     LC1376.7

    Aedh O'Tuathail, king of Ui-Mail, was killed by Foreigners in hoc anno.

     LC1376.8

    Dalbhach, son of Maelechlainn O'Brain, a very good son of a king, was wounded by his own spur, and died in consequence.

     LC1376.9

    Conchobhar O'Bechan, an eminent historian, quievit.

     LC1376.10

    Cellach Mac Cruitin, chief historian of Tuadh-Mumha, quievit.

     LC1376.11

    Robert O'Ferghail quievit.

     LC1376.12

    Bebhinn, daughter of Domhnall O'Duinn, wife of O'Dimusaigh, quievit.

     LC1376.13

    Aedh, son of John O'Ferghail, mortuus est.

LC1377
     LC1377.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday, and the twelfth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxvii.; x. anno cycli lunaris; xv. Indictionis; xxv. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1377.1

    Walter, son of Sir David Burk, mortuus est.

     LC1377.2

    Jeffrey O'Flannagain, chieftain of Clann-Cathail, mortuus est.

     LC1377.3

    A defeat was given by Mac Conmara, i.e. Cumara, and by the rest of the Clann-Cuilen, to the Clann-Rickard, in which Tibbot, son of Ulick, head of the great band of kerns, and the three sons of O'hEdhin, were slain; and several of the chiefs of the Clann-Rickard were also slain or taken prisoners there.

     LC1377.4

    Brian O'Flaithbhertaigh mortuus est.

     LC1377.5

    John O'Rodachan, comarb of Caillin, the sage of Erinn, mortuus est.

     LC1377.6

    The Bishop O'Cellaigh, bishop of Cluain-ferta-Brenainn, quievit.

     LC1377.7

    A great war between Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair and Mac Diarmada, and Magh-Luirg was burned, both buildings and corn, and people were killed p.55 between them; and peace was ultimately concluded between them; and great conditions were obtained by Mac Diarmada for his injuries, in consideration of peace.

     LC1377.8

    The battle of Ros-Comain was gained by Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair over Mac William Burk, and over Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, in which were slain Richard Burk, and Domhnall, son of Cathal Og and Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg O'Cellaigh; and O'Mainnin, an eminently generous and humane man; and Mac Dubhgaill Galloglach, and the son of Niall Cam; et alii multi nobiles et ignobiles.

     LC1377.9

    Edward, king of the Saxons, quievit in Christo.

     LC1377.10

    Donnchadh, son of William Alainn O'Cerbhaill, king of Eli, quievit.

     LC1377.11

    Diarmaid Losc Mac Branan, dux of Corca-Achlann, quievit in Rome.

     LC1377.12

    Fachtna, son of David O'Mordha, royal heir of Laighis, quievit.

     LC1377.13

    The castle of Lis-ard-abhla was built by John O'Ferghail in hoc anno.

     LC1377.14

    The monastery of Es-Ruaidh was burned in hoc anno.

     LC1377.15

    Godfrey, son of Annadh O'Raighilligh, occisus est by the Clann-in-Chaich.

     LC1377.16

    The Dean Mac Morrissy in Christo quievit.

LC1378
     LC1378.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, and the twenty-third of the moon; M.ccc.lxxviii.; xi. anno cycli lunaris; primus annus Indictionis; xxvi. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1378.1

    Toirdhelbhach Mac Suibhne, high constable of Connacht, died. {}

     p.57
LC1384
     LC1384.11

    John Mac Gillachoisceli, master, erenagh, and parson of Airech-Brosca, died.

     LC1384.2

    Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, died of the same plague on the night of the festival of Catherine the Virgin, in the winter, after spending sixteen years and a quarter in the full sovereignty of Connacht, as the poet, i.e. Mailin O'Maelchonaire, testifies in the poem of the Renn Righraidhe.

    1. Ruaidhri the royal obtained the reins
      For sixteen years and a quarter,
      On Cruachan Ai, without contention—
      The battle-fierce son of Toirdhelbhach.
    Two kings were afterwards appointed in his place, viz., Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, son of Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh, was made king by Mac Diarmada, and by the Clann-Muirchertaigh-Muimhnigh, and by the chieftains of Connacht also, viz., the chieftains of Síl-Muiredhaigh; and Toirdhelbhach Og, son of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach, was made king by O'Cellaigh, and by the Clann-Rickard, and by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and the Clann-Donnchaidh. And a general war subsequently broke out in all Connacht; and they committed numerous injuries, and indescribable burnings and plunders, after that.

     LC1384.3

    Philip O'Raighilligh quievit.

     LC1384.4

    Meyler Burk was killed by a fall.

     LC1384.5

    Eoghan O'Maille, and Cormac O'Maille, et alii multi, were slain by Muinter-Flaithbhertaigh.

     LC1384.6

    David Burk quievit.

     LC1384.7

    Maelmordha O'Duibhgennain quievit.

     LC1384.8

    Paul Mac Tethechan, comarb of Cluain, in Christo quievit.

     LC1384.9

    William, son of Sir Edmond Burk, quievit.

     LC1384.10

    Jeffrey O'Ferghaill  p.59 quievit.

     LC1384.11

    Mac Raghnaill Dubh, i.e. Diarmaid, son of Maelechlainn, the noble chieftain, eminent for bounty and prowess, was slain per dolum by the sons of Raghnall Mac Raghnaill, in the doorway of Richard Mac Raghnaill's house.

     LC1384.12

    Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, king of Ui-Failghe, died a senior.

     LC1384.13

    Tomaltach Mac [D]orchaidh, dux of Cenel-Luachain, was killed by his own knife while he was shoeing a horse.

     LC1384.14

    Cuchonnacht O'Ferghail, lord of Magh-Tregha, quievit.

     LC1384.15

    Donnchadh O'Dubhda quievit.

     LC1384.16

    Aedh O'Cellaigh and Feradach O'Cellaigh died of the plague in the same week.

     LC1384.17

    Ualgharg O'Ruairc, heir to the sovereignty of the Breifne, was drowned on Loch-Gamhna.

     LC1384.18

    Domhnall, son of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, quievit.

     LC1384.19

    Richard, the son of Maidiuc, son of Tomin Barrett, renowned general patron of the learned of Erinn, died after the victory of penitence.

     LC1384.20

    Augustin O'Duibhgennain, chief historian of Conmaicne, quievit.

     LC1384.21

    John Burk died of the plague in hoc anno.

LC1385
     LC1385.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday, and the tenth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxv.; xviii. anno cycli lunaris; octavo anno Indictionis; v. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1385.1

    Art, son of Art Mor O'Maelechlainn, quievit the day before the kalends of May.

     LC1385.2

    A hosting by Mac Donnchaidh and O'Ruairc, with their force of gallowglasses, into Magh-Luirg when Mac Diarmada's fortress, and the entire district, were burned by them; and the son of John O'hEghra was slain whilst in pursuit of the army, and his other brother was taken prisoner.

     LC1385.3

    An attack was made by the grandsons of Fedhlimidh on Mac Oirechtaigh, and the town was burned by them, and people were slain there; and Mac Oirechtaigh was afterwards taken prisoner by them.

     LC1385.4

    David, son of Edmond, son of Hubert, was taken prisoner by Aedh O'Conchobhair; and he died in Baile-in-tobair in this captivity.

     LC1385.5

    An incursion p.61 was made by Fedhlimidh Cleirech O'Conchobhair, and by Conchobhar Og Mac Diarmada, into Tir-Oililla; but many forewarnings had preceded them, and a force was in readiness to meet them; and they made an attack, and the kerns and cavalry of the watching party responded to them whilst they were killing cows and people; and Cathal Cairbrech Mac Donnchaidh was slain there; and Conchobhar Mac Diarmada was taken prisoner, and Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair was wounded there.

     LC1385.6

    Another incursion was made by Muirchertach, son of Cathal, Cormac, son of Ruaidhri, Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and Cathal Mac Diarmada, against Mac Raghnaill Ruadh and Aedh O'Conchobhair, who were both captured and taken to the Rock of Loch-Cé to be imprisoned.

     LC1385.7

    Cathal O'Ferghail, the good material of a chieftain of the Anghaile, quievit.

     LC1385.8

    Cumhuighe O'Cathain, king of Oirecht-Ui-Chathain, quievit at the summit of renown.

     LC1385.9

    A great incursion was made by O'Conchobhair Ruadh, Mac Diarmada, the Clann-Muirchertaigh, and the chieftains of Connacht, against the son of Edmond O'Cellaigh, and the son of Edmond's town was burned by them, and much was destroyed by them; and William Buidhe O'Nechtain was slain by them.

     LC1385.10

    The men of Breifne and Tir-Oilella went to meet O'Conchobhar Donn; and Corca-Achlann was burned by them, and its cornfields were all cut down.

     LC1385.11

    Tir-Fiachrach was burned by Mac William Burk, who went from thence to Sligech; and Cairbre also was burned by them, and Sligech; and Maideg Mael was killed in his company, and prisoners were taken about him.

     LC1385.12

    Tir-Amhalgaidh was burned by Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach; and men were slain, and captives were carried off by him, p.63 and great spoils.

     LC1385.13

    A great victory by Murchadh O'Conchobhair, king of Ui-Failghe, and by the Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, over the Foreigners of Midhe, at Tochar-Cruachan-Bri-Ele, in which were slain the Chambers and his son, and the Nugent of Midhe, et alii multi nobiles et ignobiles.

     LC1385.14

    Tanaidhe O'Maelchonaire, chief professor of the race of Muiredhach Muillethan in history and poetry, and the person who was most powerful in his own art in Erinn in his own time, died in his own house, after the victory of unction and penitence, about Lammas, and was interred in Cluain-Coirpthe.

     LC1385.15

    John, son of Eoghan Mac Gilla-Petair, was slain by Cathal O'Conchobhair, in an assault, in Baile-Ui-Domhnallain. Peace was afterwards made by the Connachtmen, and Síl-Muiredhaigh was divided into two parts between those two O'Conchobhairs; and Aedh O'Conchobhair and Conchobhar Mac Diarmada were set at liberty.

     LC1385.16

    Derbhorgaill, daughter of Cathal Og, wife of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, quievit in childbirth.

     LC1385.17

    Benmidhe, daughter of Mac Mathghamhna, wife of O'Neill, quievit.

LC1386
     LC1386.0

    The kalends of January on Monday, and the twenty-first of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxvi.; xix. anno cycli lunaris; ix. anno Indictionis; vi. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1386.1

    Aine, daughter of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, uxor of Tighernan O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, the choicest of the women of Leth-Chuinn, died in Tuaim-Senchaidh at Loch-Finnmhaighe, and was afterwards buried in Sligech.

     LC1386.2

    Cairbre, son of Brian, son of Murchadh O'Ferghail, lord of Caladh-na-hAnghaile, mortuus est.

     LC1386.3

    Niall, son of Cucocriche Og Mac Eochagain, was killed by the Daltons on the seventeenth of the kalends of May; and this man was well p.65 fitted to be chieftain over his own country.

     LC1386.4

    Maghnus, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, was slain by the same people.

     LC1386.5

    O'Conchobhair Ruadh, together with all the Connachtmen he got to join him, went to assist Mac William Burk against Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach, and the Clann-Donnchaidh; and they carried off great preys from Tir-Fiachrach-Muaidhe. And they went afterwards into the territory of Clann-Rickard on a predatory incursion, when they were overtaken by an innumerable army, including O'Briain and Mac William of Clann-Rickard. O'Conchobhair Ruadh turned upon them, and routed them; and Conchobhar, son of Tadhg, son of Conchobhar O'Briain, was slain there, et alii multi.

LC1387
     LC1387.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday, the second of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxvii; primus annus cycli lunaris; x. Indictionis; vii. annus cycli solaris.

     LC1387.1

    Sadhbh, daughter of Aedh O'Neill, wife of the son of John Bisset, and the best woman of the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages, in Christo quievit.

     LC1387.2

    Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Richard Og, quievit.

     LC1387.3

    Ruaidhri O'Cianain, chief historian of Oirghiall, mortuus est.

     LC1387.4

    Conchobhar, son of Brian Carrach O'Neill, was killed by the people of the Srat-baile.

     LC1387.5

    William, the son of Diarmaid Mac Raghnaill, heir to the chieftaincy of Muinter-Eolais, was killed by Muinter-Birn.

LC1388
     LC1388.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the thirteenth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxviii.

     LC1388.1

    Cormac Mac Donnchaidh, lord of Tir-Oilella, went on a nocturnal foray into Magh-Luirg, and captured great preys, which he put into a place of security; and O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and the grandsons of Fedhlimidh, and the sons of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and the sons of Aedh Mac Diarmada, (viz., Cathal and Cormac), and several of the people of the district besides, followed him in pursuit of p.67 the preys; and Cormac placed himself in the rere of his own people, and would not accept quarter from them, so that it was necessary ultimately to kill him; and Conchobhar Mac Donnchaidh, and Murchadh son of Cormac Mac Donnchaidh, and Mac Diarmada Ruadh, were taken prisoners there. And there was no greater "feat of a king's son" committed in all Erinn than this. And O'Conchobhair Ruadh followed them down beyond the mountain, and the Clann-Donnchadh fled towards Cul-Maile and the lower part of Tir-Oilella.

     LC1388.2

    Muirchertach, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, attacked O'Domhnaill's camp in the monastery of Es-Ruaidh, and killed many persons there, including the sons of O'Baighill, and O'Gallchubhair with his brothers. Horses and men were carried off by him; and Mac Suibhne and his son were taken prisoners there.

     LC1388.3

    John Ruadh O'Tuathail, king of Ui-Muiredhaigh, pillar of the bounty and prowess of Erinn in his own time, was killed by a clown in his own house; and the clown himself was afterwards killed by him.

     LC1388.4

    Sigraidh O'Cuirnin, and Cairbre O'Cuirnin, were slain by the Foreigners of Laighen.

     LC1388.5

    Great depredations were committed by O'Conchubhair Ruadh upon O'Conchobhair Donn; and a great general war broke out in all Connacht through this.

     LC1388.6

    Cucocriche O'Maelmhuaidh, king of Feara-Cell, quievit in septimo kalendas Martii.

     LC1388.7

    Commencement of a war between O'Ruairc and the Clann-Donnchaidh in hoc anno.

LC1389
     LC1389.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, and the twenty- p.69 fourth of the moon; M.ccc.lxxxix.; iii. anno cycli lunaris; [xii.] anno Indictionis; ix. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1389.1

    O'Ruairc subsequently brought the sons of Cathal Og to him, and the war grew fierce after that. Eoghan O'Ruairc and the sons of Cathal Og went to Caislen-in-nuabhair, when the cavalry of Muinter-hElidhe opposed them, and made an attack on them; and the son of O'hElidhe was killed by them, together with Maghnus O'hElidhe. Muinter-hElidhe were plundered by O'Ruairc, and by the sons of Cathal Og. Muirchertach O'hElidhe was slain in this war. Maghnus O'Ruairc was taken prisoner, per dolum, by Cormac O'Ferghail. Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc, and by Domhnall son of Muirchertach, and by the Clann-Donnchaidh, respectively.

     LC1389.2

    Another peace was concluded by the Clann-Donnchaidh and Mac Diarmada. Conchobhar Mac Donnchaidh, and Murchadh son of Cormac, were afterwards liberated.

     LC1389.3

    Maelechlainn Cam O'Lochlainn, king of Corcumruaidh, was killed by his own brothers in treachery.

     LC1389.4

    Cathal Mac Diarmada was taken prisoner by Mac Donnchaidh; and Cathal's leg was broken; and he was liberated in exchange for another, in pursuance of that peace.

     LC1389.5

    Maurice Mael O'Conchobhair Failghe was killed by a shot of an arrow, by a man of the Ui-Cellaigh of Legh.

     LC1389.6

    The son of Niall O'Ruairc quievit.

     LC1389.7

    Muinter-Duirnin were plundered by the son of Henry O'Neill, on Montech-Maighe-Heni, in hoc anno.

     LC1389.8

    Tir-Conaill was plundered by Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach. Raghnall Mac Ruairc, chief of Tellach-Conmusa, quievit in Christo.

     LC1389.9

    Brian, son of Domhnaill Og O'Ruairc, was slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh.

     LC1389.10

    Niall Og O'Neill was taken prisoner by the Foreigners in hoc anno.

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LC1390
     LC1390.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday, and the sixth of the moon; M.ccc.xc.; iiii. anno cycli lunaris; xiii. anno Indictionis; x. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1390.1

    A great war between O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh; and the people of Anghaile, and Muinter-Eolais, the Tellach-Dunchadha, and the Clann-Muirchertaigh come to join in that war, under the direction of Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach, and of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh.

     LC1390.2

    Maghnus O'Ruairc, who had been imprisoned by O'Raighilligh in Cloch-Locha-uachtair, escaped from it and went to the castle of Loch-in-scuir; but the Clann-Muirchertaigh obtained secret intelligence of this, and he was slain by them when coming out of his cot.

     LC1390.3

    Brian, son of Wiiliam Mac Branan, occisus est five nights before Allhallowtide.

     LC1390.4

    Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh, and O'Raighilligh obtained liberal rewards froin O'Ruairc in consideration of O'Raighilligh forsaking and banishing his O'Ruairc's enemies and adversaries; and Eoghan O'Ruairc and the son of Cathal Riabhach, were given as pledges for the payment of these rewards.

     LC1390.5

    The Clann-Muirchertaigh and Tellach-Dunchadha emigrated in despite of Muinter-Ruairc, towards Fidh-na-finnoige, Sliabh-Corran, and Cenel-Luachain; and O'Ruairc obtained inteligence of this whilst he was in Glenn-Gaibhle; and he brought his bands to the upper part of Cenel-Luachain; and a brave, destructive assault was made by O'Ruairc on these royal divisions, who were routed; and the killing of their flocks continuted from Bel-atha-doire-Dubhthaigh to the summit of the Breifnian hills.

     LC1390.6

    Thomas, son of Mathghamhain O'Raighilligh, quievit in the succeeding harvest.

     LC1390.7

    Ferghal O'hEghra, king of Luighne, mortuus est.

     LC1390.8

    John O'Raighilligh was p.73 made king. The castle of Cill-Barrfhinne was demolished by Domhnall, son of Muirchertach.

     LC1390.9

    Brian Mac Aedhagain, chief brehon of the Breifne, mortuus est.

     LC1390.10

    John Oifistel Mac Aedhagain, the best man of his own position in his time, was slain four nights before Christmas; and it is not known who killed him.

     LC1390.11

    Diarmaid Mac Carmaic occisus est.

     LC1390.12

    Duibhginn O'Duibhgennan, ollamh of Conmaicne in history, quievit.

LC1391
     LC1391.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday, and the sixteenth of the moon; M.ccc.xc. primo; v. anno cycli lunaris; xiiii. Indictionis; xi. cycli solaris.

     LC1391.1

    Diarmaid, son of Donnchadh, son of Muirchertach Mor Mac Eochagain, dux of Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, quievit the day before the ides of January.

     LC1391.2

    Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh, and O'Ruairc went to Druim-lethan to meet O'Raighilligh, with a few of his own household; and sixty-five of the Clann-Muirchertaigh went before him on a pass; and O'Ruairc advanced towards the pass, and John Mór, grandson of the ban-fidhighe, met O'Ruairc with a lance thrust, and O'Ruairc proceeded to attend and meet him, and readily, quickly, killed him with one lance thrust; and he delivered another thrust to Donnchadh, son of Aedh-an-cletigh, whom he also killed; and Thomas O'Gaithin was likewise slain by him; and he himself departed safely with his people, bravely, enriched with spoils, after slaying four of the band.

     LC1391.3

    Domhnall Mac Carthaigh, king of Des-Mumha, died after penitence.

     LC1391.4

    Mac Gilla-Muire, king of Ui-nErca-Chein, occisus est a suis.

     LC1391.5

    O'hAnluain, king of the Oirthera, p.75 was slain per dolum by his own kinsmen.

     LC1391.6

    Tadhg, son of Gilla-Coluim O'hUiginn, a worthy doctor in poetry and humanity, and Bebinn, daughter of O'Maelconaire, died after great penitence.

LC1392
     LC1392.0

    The kalends of January on Monday, and the twenty-seventh of the moon; M.ccc.xcii.; sexto anno cycli lunaris; xv. anno Indictionis; xii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1392.1

    The archbishop of Connacht, i.e. Gregory O'Mochain, an eminently pious, clerical man, quievit in Christo.

     LC1392.2

    Henry, surnamed Amhreidh, per antiphrasim, son of Niall Mór O'Neill, royal heir of Erinn de jure, and who would have been king of Uladh, without doubt, if he had lived; and the greatest man for bestowing rewards, gifts and presents, that came of the race of Niall, son of Eochaidh Muighmedhoin, and at other times the most wonderful and famous man for hospitality, mortuus est in bono fine, about the festival of Brenainn.

     LC1392.3

    The countess of Des-Mumha, i.e. the daughter of the Earl of Ur-Mumha, a charitable, bountiful woman, quievit.

     LC1392.4

    Donnchadh O'Dimusaigh quievit.

     LC1392.5

    A great hosting by O'Conchobhair Donn, accompanied by the greater part of Connacht, into Ui-Maine, and the country was burned by them. And Cathal, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, was negligently left in the rear of the army, and was taken prisoner by O'Conchobhair Ruadh; and some others of them were slain.

     LC1392.6

    Domhnall, son of Henry O'Neill, was taken prisoner by Toirdhelbhach O'Domhnaill, who on the same day committed great depredations and ravages upon the son of Henry.

     LC1392.7

    A great hosting by Niall O'Neill against the Foreigners of the Srat-baile, and Seffin White was slain there on that occasion.

     LC1392.8

    Toirdhelbhach Mac Briain of Ui-Cuanach mortuus est.

     LC1392.9

    Finnghuala, daughter of Maghnus, the son of Cathal O'Conchobhair, quievit.

     LC1392.10

    Ruaidhri, son of Donnchadh O'Cerbhaill, royal p.77 heir of Eli, quievit.

     LC1392.11

    Etain, daughter of Jeffrey O'Flannagain, uxor of William Mac Branan, quievit about the festival of the Cross.

LC1393
     LC1393.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the eighth of the moon; M.ccc.xciii; vii. cycli lunaris; i. anno Indictionis; xiii. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1393.1

    Aedh, son of Conchobhar Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, a man full of all good, died after the triumph of penitence; and his son, i.e. Cathal Mac Diarmada, was afterwards drowned in Loch-Doire.

     LC1393.2

    Edmond, son of Maelechlainn Mac Raghnaill, intended chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, mortuus est.

     LC1393.3

    Maelruanaidh, son of Ferghal Mac Diarmada, was made king over Magh-Luirg by the power of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh; and an incursion was made by the sons of Aedh Mac Diarmada to Cluain-O'Coinden, in the callow of Loch-Techet, against Mac Diarmada; and they attacked each other, when the sons of Aedh were routed, and Tomaltach Dubh Mac Diarmada was slain; and Conchobhar Mac Diarmada and his brother Ruaidhri, were taken prisoners there; and Ferghal, son of Donnchadh Riabhach, was taken prisoner there, and escaped afterwards; and several others were taken prisoners there.

     LC1393.4

    Brian O'Cellaigh, royal heir of Ui-Maine, mortuus est in the same spring.

     LC1393.5

    Ferghal Mac Samhradhain, dux of Tellach-Echach, (and a man who was equally praised by the poets and satirists of Erinn), died between Easter and May-day.

     LC1393.6

    John, son of Jeffrey O'Raighilligh, bishop of the Breifne, in Christo quievit.

     LC1393.7

    A peace was concluded by the people of Magh-Luirg, in this summer, regarding the division of land and the mutual release of hostages.

     LC1393.8

    Raghnailt, daughter of the son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, quievit

     LC1393.9

    Dubhdara O'Maille mortuus est

     LC1393.10

    Maghnus p.79 O'hEghra, intended king of Luighne, quievit.

     LC1393.11

    The son of Edmond O'Cellaigh quievit.

     LC1393.12

    Maurice Cam, son of Ruaidhri Mac Eochagain, mortuus est in November; and Brian, son of Williaim Og Mac Eochagain, mortuus est; in vi. nonas Octobris quievit.

     LC1393.13

    Etain daughter of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, wife of Brian, son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh; Domhnall and Edmond, two sons of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh; and Diarmaid O'Flannagain, heir to the lordship of Tuath-ratha, died.

     LC1393.14

    The monastery of Cill-achaidh in the bishopric of Cill-dara was built for the Brothers of Saint Francis by O'Conchobhair Failghe.{}

LC1398
     LC1398.1

    2 Thomas, son of Maurice Mac Donnchaidh, Bishop of Achadh-Conaire, died.

     LC1398.2

    A great war broke out between O'Neill, i.e. Niall Og, and O'Domhnaill, i.e. Toirdhelbhach; and his chieftains and his tribe abandoned O'Domhnaill, so that he was reduced to great straits by the sons of Henry O'Neill, by the sons of John O'Domhnaill, by O'Dochartaigh, and by the Clann-Suibhne. O'Domhnaill's son, (Niall Garbh), and the sons of Domhnall, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, went upon an excursion into Fanat, when John, the son of Maelmuire Mac Suibhne, was captured by them, and they committed a depredation.

     LC1398.3

    The Foreigners and Gaeidhel of the province of Uladh went into O'Neills house, and gave him hostages and submission, with the exception of O'Domhnaill alone.

     LC1398.4

    3A great hosting by Niall Og O'Neill, chief king of p.81 Coiced-Conchobhair, into Tir-Conaill-Gulban-mic-Neill, so that his scouts arrived at Sidh-Aedha over Es-Ruaidh-imic-Badhuirn; and they plundered the monastery of Es-Ruaidh of all its riches on this expedition; and a party of O'Domhnaill's people gave battle to the army, and men were slain and injured there; and Aedh, grandson of Ferghal Ruadh, was taken prisoner by the Eoghanachs; who themselves went home safely.

     LC1398.5

    A hosting by Thomas Burk, lord of the Foreigners of Connacht, and by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh O'Conchobhair, lord of the Gaeidhel of Connacht, and by Fedhlimidh son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, with his kinsmen, and by Ruaidhri O'Dubhda, with his kinsmen, and by Tadhg O'hEghra, with his muster, and with his kinsmen, into Tir-Oilella, when the entire country was destroyed by them, both grass and corn, lake and church, forts, fastnesses, and strongholds,

     LC1398.6

    Conchobhar Og, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, and his kinsmen, came to Magh-Luirg; and Maelruanaidh Mac Diarmada, rex of Magh-Luirg, went that night to the monastery of the Buill, and all the food that he found in the monastery of the Buill was transferred to the Rock of Loch-Cé by him. And the track of this party was discovered by Conchobhar with his people, who pursued them as far as Echdruim-mic-nAedha in Tir-Ua-Briuin-na-Sinna; and the church of Echdruim was burned over them, and Conchobhar, son of Ferghal Mac Diarmada, was slain there, and Maelruanaidh Mac Diarmada was captured there; and several of his people were killed there; and their horses and armour were taken from them.

     p.83
     LC1398.7

    A hosting by Muirchertach, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, into Tir-Aedha-Ruaidh-mic-Badhuirn, against O'Domhnaill; and they captured no spoils there; and they turned back afterwards. And Aedh O'Duirnin followed them in pursuit, and they attacked one another at Bel-Atha-Senaigh; and Aedh's horse was wounded, and he himself was unhorsed; and the throng of the army pressed upon him, and he was slain by the Clann-Donnchaidh. And John, son of Muiredhach Ruadh, was killed in this pursuit.

     LC1398.8

    Loch-Fharbhach was taken by Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, royal heir of Magh-Luirg and countless spoils were found in it.

     LC1398.9

    Muirchadh Bán, son of John, son of Domhnall O'Fergail, the best son of a king-chieftain that was in Erinn in his own time, mortuus est a month before Great Christmas, after unction and penitence; et sepultus est in the monastery of Leth-ratha, in the tomb of his father and grandfather.

     LC1398.10

    Maurice, son of Piers Dalton, occisus est by Muirchertach Og Mac Eochagain, and by Brian, the son of O'Conchobhair Failghe.

     LC1398.11

    Glenn-da-locha was again burned in this summer by the Saxons and Foreigners of Erinn.

     LC1398.12

    Domhnall O'Nuallan occisus est by Foreigners in hoc anno.

     LC1398.13

    O'Briain Mael mortuus est.

     LC1398.14

    Philip, the son of Mathghamhain Donn O'Cennedigh, mortuus est.

     LC1398.15

    James, the son of Edmond O'Cennedigh, quievit.

     LC1398.16

    The son of Diarmaid Serbh O'Briain mortuus est.

     LC1398.17

    Walter Mac David Burk was slain by the Foreigners of Mumha.

     LC1398.18

    Gerald O'Brain, king of Ui-Faelain, quievit.

     LC1398.19

    Maelechlainn O'Mordha, king of Laighis, mortuus est.

     LC1398.20

    Thomas, the son of Cathal, son of Murchadh O'Ferghail, was killed by the Foreigners  p.85 of Midhe in the Caillin-crubach; and this Thomas had sought the sovereignty of the Anghaile in opposition to John, the son of Brian, son of Murchadh, although it was not right to oppose the senior, noble kinsman.

     LC1398.21

    A great victory by Mac Carthaigh Cairbrech over the Ui-Suillebhain, and O'Suillebhain Calvus was slain there, and the two sons of O'Suillebhain Mor, viz., Eoghan and Conchobhar Buidhe, et alii multi.

     LC1398.22

    Muirchertach Og Mac Aenghusa occisus est by his own brothers.

     LC1398.23

    A great attack by Mac William Burk and the sons of Cathal Og on Sligech, when the town was burned and entirely plundered by them.

     LC1398.24

    King Richard, king of the Saxons, came to Erinn in hoc anno, and Art Mac Murchadha, king of Laighen, was much weakened by the king and the other Saxons.

     LC1398.25

    Mac Murchadha went on an expedition, and the Foreigners of Laighen and Midhe overtook him; and a great number of the Saxon army, and the kerne retainers of Mac Murchadha, were slain there, including the sons of Donnchadh O'Duinn, viz., Cerbhall and Eoghan, together with the nobles of their people; and William, the son of Cerbhall Mac Gilla-Patraic, and the son of Diarmaid Ruadh Mac Gilla-Patraic, were also slain there.

     LC1398.26

    A hosting by O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and by Conchobhar Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, into Tir-Oilella, so that their scouts reached Magh-Tuiredh-na-Fomorach; and great spoils were obtained by them, which they carried towards Coillte-Conchobhair; and their kerne retainers and young recruits departed with their spoils, and p.87 O'Conchobhair, and Mac Diarmada, and Somhairle Buidhe, the son of Marcus Mac Domhnaill, Mac Diarmada's constable, were left by their own people with a few companions. Muirchertach, son of Domhnall, and Maelruanaidh Mac Donnchaidh, king of Tir-Oilella, with their respective armies, overtook them at Cnoc-in-croma, where they were routed; and Somhairle Buidhe, with his people, was slain at Cnoc-in-croma; and O'Conchobhair's right hand was greatly wounded from the effect of one shot on that hosting.

     LC1398.27

    The son of Maurice Buidhe O'Mordha, supporter of the learned and destitute of Erinn, lord of Sliabh-Mairge, mortuus est.

     LC1398.28

    Art Cam O'Faelain quievit.

     LC1398.29

    The daughter of Brian O'Ferghail, uxor Vulpis, quievit.

     LC1398.30

    Finnghuala, daughter of Cathal O'Madadhain, mortua est.

     LC1398.31

    A great plague in hoc anno.

LC1399
     LC1399.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the fourteenth of the moon; M.ccc.xcix.; xiii. anno cycli lunaris; vii. Indictionis; xix. cycli solaris.

     LC1399.1

    Brian O'Brian, king of Tuadh-Mumha, flood of the dignity and nobility of all Erinn, died after triumphing over the world and the devil, in hoc anno; and Toirdhelbhach, son of Murchadh O'Briain, bulwark of Tuadh-Mumha, died.

     LC1399.2

    Aedh O'Donnchadha, king of Eoghanacht Locha-Lein, quievit.

     LC1399.3

    Gilla-na-naemh Mac Aedhagain, ollamh of the East of Mumha in judicature, and Baethghalach Mac Aedhagain, ollamh-brehon of Ui-Fiachrach and Ui-Amhalghaidh, mortui sunt.

     LC1399.4

    Toirdhelbhach, son of Maelmuire Mac Suibhne, lord of Fanad, quievit.

     LC1399.5

    Cu-Uladh O'Neill, i.e. the son of Niail O'Neill, general protector of the learned of Erinn,  p.89 quievit.

     LC1399.6

    Feidhlimidh, son of Cathal O'Conchobhair, royal heir of Ui-Failghe, mortuus est.

     LC1399.7

    John, son of Brian, son of Murchadh O'Ferghail, chieftain of the Airghaile, died; and Domhnall, son of John O'Ferghail, was appointed in his place.

     LC1399.8

    Henry Mer Mac Wattin, lord of Tir-Amhalghaidh, quievit in Christo.

     LC1399.9

    Domhnall, son of Gilla-Isa Ruadh O'Raighilligh, quievit.

     LC1399.10

    Diarmaid, son of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh O'Conchobhair, who was well qualified to be king of Connacht, quievit.

     LC1399.11

    Mac Eochadha Eolach, chief poet of the Caemhanachs, and general protector to the men of Erinn, died after the victory of penitence.

     LC1399.12

    The primate of Ard-Macha., i.e. the Coltunach, in Christo quievit.

     LC1399.13

    Tadhg O'Cerbhaill, king of Eli, was taken prisoner by the Earl of Ur-Mumha in hoc anno.

     LC1399.14

    Cormac O'Cuirnin, intended ollamh of the Breifne, died in hoc anno.

     LC1399.15

    Domhnall Ruadh, son of Sigradh O'Cuirnin, intended ollamh of the Breifne, died of the plague in hoc anno.

     LC1399.16

    A great hosting by Mac William Burk, and by the sons of Cathal Og, and the sons of O'Cellaigh, into Cairbre; and Ruaidhri, son of Domhnall, son of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, was slain by them on this expedition; and several other deeds were committed by them that are not enumerated here.

LC1400
     LC1400.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday, and the twenty-fifth of the moon; M.cccc.; xiiii. cycli lunaris; viii. Indictionis; xx. anno cycli solaris.

     LC1400.1

    Aedh O'Maelmhuaidh, rex of Feara-Cell, quievit the l4th of the kalends of February.

     LC1400.2

    Laighnech, son of Ferghal Ruadh, son of Donnchadh Mac Eochagain, quievit on the 3rd of the ides of September.

     LC1400.3

    Richard Mac Feorais, cum aliis, was slain, in treachery, in the house of the Bishop of Midhe, on the ninth of the p.91 kalends of July.

     LC1400.4

    Donnchadh Sinnach, lord of Muinter-Tadhgain, and king, de jure, of Feara-Tethbha, quievit.

     LC1400.5

    Diarmaid and Brian, two sons of O'Catharnaigh son of the Sinnach, quieverunt on the kalends of August.

     LC1400.6

    The castle of Duin-Imdhain was taken by Mac-an-abaidh O'Conchobhair; and Hubert, the son of Edmond, son of Hubert Burk, was slain there; and the grandson of Edmond O'Cellaigh, who was in confinement there, was let out of it by him.

     LC1400.7

    Gregory, son of Tanaidhe O'Maelchonaire, intended ollamh of Síl-Muiredhaigh-Muillethain, and a man perfect in his own art, was unfortunately killed in mistake, by one cast of a spear from the hand of William Garbh Mac David, on the causeway of Dun-Imdhain; and six score and six cows were given as eric for him.

     LC1400.8

    Sadhbh, daughter of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, quievit.

     LC1400.9

    Ruaidhri, son of Art Mac Aenghusa, was slain by the sons of Cu-Uladh O'Neill, and by Cathbharr Mac Aenghusa, in hoc anno.

     LC1400.10

    Simon O'Trebhair, archdeacon of Cill-Forga, quievit.

     LC1400.11

    Thomas O'Cuirnin, ollamh of the men of Breifne, quievit.

     LC1400.12

    A great depredation was committed by the sons of Sir David upon Niall Mor O'hUiginn; and God inflicted punishment on them that night, viz., a great destruction was brought upon them by the cold of the night.

     LC1400.13

    John O'Raighilligh, i.e. the son of Philip O'Raighilligh, king of East Breifne, quievit of a sudden fit. Domhnall Ard O'Duibhidhir was slain by Foreigners in hoc anno.

     LC1400.14

    A great war between the sons of John O'Domhnaill and O'Domhnaill himself.

     p.93
     LC1400.15

    A great hosting by Niall O'Neill to Tir-Conaill, so that he destroyed much of the corn of the country. Horses and men were taken from him.

     LC1400.16

    The sons of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc were banished out of the Breifne.

     LC1400.17

    Gilla-Isa, son of Henry, was made king in the Breifne, and died before the end of a month.

     LC1400.18

    The son of the king of the Saxons came to Erinn in hoc anno.

     LC1400.19

    Maurice, grandson of the Earl of Des-Mumha, died of the plague.

     LC1400.20

    Tadhg O'Cerbhaill escaped from the Earl, from Belach-Gabhrain.

     LC1400.21

    The son of Mac-in-mhilidh, lord of the Stauntons, occisus est by William Burk.

     LC1400.22

    The son of Maghnus Mac Uidhir, brughaidh to the men of Erinn, died suddenly.

     LC1400.23

    Maelechlainn, son of the Archbishop O'Cellaigh, died of the galar brec.

     LC1400.24

    A great depredation was committed by the sons of Flaithbhertach upon O'Ruairc.

     LC1400.25

    A depredation was committed by Tighernan O'Ruairc upon O'Maeladuin of Lurg; and O'Domhnaill overtook him, and the prey was taken from him by force.

     LC1400.26

    Finnghuala, daughter of Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnech, wife of Mac Suibhne of Fanad, quievit.

     LC1400.27

    Diarmaid, son of Muirchertach Ruadh O'Birn, obiit vii. idus Maii.

LC1401
     LC1401.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday, and the sixth of the moon; M.cccc. primo; xv. cycli lunaris; ix, anno Indictionis; xxi. cycli solaris.

     LC1401.1

    Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, a man full of bounty and valour, and of the wealth of the sovereignty, died after obtaining triumph over the devil and the world.

     LC1401.2

    Thomas, son of Edmond Albanach, i.e. Mac William Burk, lord of the Foreigners of Connacht, and of many of its Gaeidhel, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1401.3

    Conchobhar O'Maelechlainn, p.95 rex Midhae de jure, quievit on the third of the kalends of April, in the Leth-inse of Magh-hElli, in bona fine.

     LC1401.4

    Muirchertach Og, son of Muirchertadh Mor MacEochagain, was killed on the third of the nones of October, in Belatha-Impir, with one cast of a spear, by Garrett son of Robert Dalton, in a nocturnal encounter, after he had sent away his people on an incursion into the Brenadh of Muinter-Gillgan.

     LC1401.5

    Domhnall, son of Tibbot O'Maelmhuaidh, heir to the sovereignty of Feara-Cell, interfectus est in Almha of Laighen, by Foreigners, in pridie idus Maii.

     LC1401.6

    Gilla-na-naemh Mac Aedhagain, ollamh-brehon of Ui-Failghe and Cenel-Fiachaidh, quievit.

     LC1401.7

    Tibbot Buidhe O'Maelmhuaidh was slain in Cill-Cruimthir-Fiachrach, on the third of the kalends of October, by the sons of Art O'Maelechlainn.

     LC1401.8

    Cathal Ruadh Mac Raghnaill, dux of Muinter-Eolais, was slain in Druim-cubhra by Jeffrey, son of Maelechlainn Mac Raghnaill, before the end of a month of spring, i.e. on the fifth of the nones of March.

     LC1401.9

    Maelruanaidh, son of Cathal Ruadh Mac Raghnaill, was slain by the sons of Maelechlainn Mac Raghnaill, in the same year, whilst pursuing his prey.

     LC1401.10

    Two Mac Williams were made after the death of Thomas Burk, viz., Ulick, the son of Richard Og, was made the Mac William; and Walter, son of Thomas Burk, was made another Mac William; but he submitted to Mac William of Clann-Rickard in consequence of his seniority.

     LC1401.11

    Conchobhar Anabaidh O'Cellaigh was made king in the place of his own father.

     LC1401.12

    Domhnall O'Maille, king of Umhall, died in hoc anno.

     LC1401.13

    Cormac, son of Diarmaid Mac Branan, occisus p.97 est per dolum by Conchobhar, son of John Mac Branan.

     LC1401.14

    A great slaughter was committed by Art, son of Art, king of Laighen, in the county of Loch-Garman, in hoc anno; and retaliation for this was committed by the Foreigners of Ath-cliath on the Gaeidhel of Laighen, and a great many of the retained kerns of Mumha, under Tadhg O'Meachair, were slain there.

     LC1401.15

    Pestilentia magna in Conmaicne-Cuile, and in Clann-Rickard.

     LC1401.16

    Philip Afal died of this plague.

     LC1401.17

    Ulick, son of Richard, of the Clann-Rickard, submersus est in Turloch-mor of Ui-Fiachrach, in hoc anno.

     LC1401.18

    Mors of O'Flannagain of Eli in hoc anno.

     LC1401.19

    Failghe, son of Eoghan O'Conchobhair Failghe, was killed from the effect of one shot of a short arrow in hoc anno.

     LC1401.20

    William Og O'hUiginn occisus est by the sons of Cathal-na-mbanfigech Mac Flannchaidh, between two rivers, in hoc anno.

     LC1401.21

    Mac Gilla-Brighdi, of the Magh, was killed by a fall.

     LC1401.22

    Depredations were committed by the sons of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach, upon Mac Diarmada in hoc anno.

     LC1401.23

    The Rock of Loch-Cé was taken by the sons of Ferghal Mac Diarmada, and many persons were slain and drowned around it; and its ward surrendered it for the sake of a bribe.

     LC1401.24

    Fedhlimidh, son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, was killed by the son of O'Conchobhair Donn.

     LC1401.25

    The attack of the Cabhan was made by the sons of O'Ruairc. viz., Tighernan Og, and Aedh Buidhe, and Tadhg, and by the sons of Mac Samhradhain, on Mael-mordha O'Raighilligh; and Muinter-Maelmordha had an encampment after them; and it is not easy to count the p.99 people and valuables that were destroyed there; and twenty loads of clothing were burned there, along with the biatach's son, who came to assist Muinter-Raighilligh; and two score horses were taken from them besides.

     LC1401.26

    A horrible war broke out between Toirdhelbhach, the son of Niall Garbh, son of Aedh O'Domhnaill, and the royal heir of the Eoghanachs, i.e. Brian, son of Henry Amhreidh O'Neill; and the fortress of the Clann-Dalaigh, and of Toirdhelbhach, son of Niall Garbh, lord of the Conallians, was ill-advisedly, haughtily, assaulted by the son of Henry, and they were powerfully, bravely, and completely routed, at the beginning of the day. And as no evil goes unrevenged, nor offence unpunished, these transactions did not pass without being promptly avenged by the Cenel-Conaill. And thus it was that these things happened to them, viz.:—the son of O'Neill was left with a small company at the close of the day, and Henry O'Gairmledhaigh's prey before him; and these preys were taken from him by the Cenel-Moan. And this was the joy with sorrow to the Cenel-Moan, for he Brian killed the son of O'Gairmledhaigh with one stroke of his sword. And immediately afterwards the Cenel-Conaill all closed around the powerful hero, and the great feat was performed by Toirdhelbach O'Domhnaill. And Niall, son of Niall Garbh O'Domhnaill, and Maelsechlainn, son of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, were slain in the beginning of that day by the Eoghanachs; and their losses besides were very great; but the enumeration of all cannot be attempted for fear of prolixity.

 p.101
LC1402
     LC1402.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday, and the seventeenth of the moon; M.cccc.ii.; xvi. cycli lunaris; x. anno Indictionis; xxii. cycli solaris.

     LC1402.1

    A terrible war between the Earl of Ur-Mumha and the Earl of Des-Mumha; and the two Mac Williams went together to the assistance of the Earl of Ur-Mumha.

     LC1402.2

    Ferghal, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, son of the king of Breifne, and royal heir of the Ui-Briuin, interfectus est in his own house by Lochlainn Colach Mac Caba, per dolum, a fortnight before Easter, and was interred in the monastery of Sligech.

     LC1402.3

    The Rock of Loch-Cé was bravely, powerfully taken iterum by Conchobhar Og, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, against the sons of Ferghal Mac Diarmada.

     LC1402.4

    Niall Og, the son of Niall Mor, son of Aedh Mor O'Neill, high king of the province of Uladh, died in the harvest of this year, after bearing the palm in this world for fame, bounty, and excellence, from the people of the present life; and may God and Patrick be merciful to his soul.

     LC1402.5

    Muirchertach, son of Donnchadh O'Dubhda, a man who never refused a person regarding anything in the world, if he had it, died in bono fine in the summer of this year, et sepultus est in Ard-na-riadh.

     LC1402.6

    Philip, son of Brian Mór Mac Mathghamhna, high king of Oirghiall, died in bono fine; and Ardghal, son of Brian, was appointed in his place afterwards.

     LC1402.7

    Cuchonnacht, son of Maghnus, son of Cuchonnacht O'Raighilligh, the royal heir of Breifne, and only son of Una, daughter of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, died in harvest time.

     LC1402.8

    Brian, son of Domhnall O'Flaithbhertaigh, royal heir of Carn-Gecain, quievit in Christo.

     LC1402.9

    Mors of Thomas, son of John-na-tuaithe.

     LC1402.10

    The sons of Cormac, son of Donnchadh Mac Carthaigh, attacked the p.103 Barretts, but were defeated by the Barretts, and the grandson of Donnchadh Mac Carthaigh was captured there, and a great number of his people along with him; and Art O'Caimh was furthermore slain there.

     LC1402.11

    Mac Cinaith of the Triucha was slain by his own brothers per dolum.

     LC1402.12

    Fedhlimidh, son of Cathal Og, was released from his captivity.

     LC1402.13

    Brian, son of Niall Og O'Neill, quievit in Christo immediately after his father.

     LC1402.14

    Muirchertach O'Flannagain, archdeacon of Oilfinn, quievit.

LC1403
     LC1403.0

    The kalends of January on Monday, and the twenty-eighth of the moon; M.cccc. tertio; xvii. cycli lunaris; xi. anno Indictionis; xxiii. cycli solaris.

     LC1403.1

    Maghnus, son of Cumaighe-na-cailledh, king of Cianachta, mortuus est.

     LC1403.2

    Tadhg, son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, occisus est by the sons of Toirdhelbhach Og O'Conchobhair Donn, and by Eoghan Mac-in-abaid O'Conchobhair on Machairenan-oilech, in hoc anno, about the festival of Brighid, et sepultus est in the tomb of Cathal, the son of Domhnall, his grandfather.

     LC1403.3

    Conchobhar Anabaidh O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, the poisonous serpent of the Gaeidhel for vigour and depredation, died after unction and after penitence, et sepultus est in the monastery of John the Baptist in Tir-Maine, i.e. a monastery to which his own munificence was great.

     LC1403.4

    Cathal O'Dimusaigh, royal heir of Clann-Maelughra, occisus est by Foreigners; and the people report that his bounty and prowess were great.

     LC1403.5

    Brian O'Dimusaigh, his brother, was slain by Foreigners before the end of a month afterwards.

     LC1403.6

    Fedhlimidh O'Dimusaigh was also slain by Foreigners.

     LC1403.7

    Finnghuala the daughter of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, uxor of  p.105 Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, the woman of best reputation in her time in all Erinn, quievit.

     LC1403.8

    A very great hosting by O'Conchobhair Donn, and by Muirchertach Bacach, son of Domhnall, lord of Sligech, into Upper Connacht, and the lordship of Eoghan O'Madadhain, the son of Murchadh, was seized by them on this occasion. And they afterwards went into Clann-Rickard, to assist Ulick, the son of Rickard, against the Ui-Maine; and they obtained sway over the Ui-Maine on this expedition, and returned home subsequently without blemish or mischance.

     LC1403.9

    Muirchertach Bacach, son of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, lord of Lower Connacht, died, after triumphing over his enemies in every part of all Erinn, the Friday after the festival of Michael.

     LC1403.10

    Muirchertach Clerech O'Dubhda, bishop-elect of Cill-Alaidh, quievit.

     LC1403.11

    A great war arose between the Breifnians and the Clann-Donnchaidh in hoc anno, when noble men were slain; viz., Tomaltach Og, son of Tomaltach Mac Dorchaidh, the last chief of Cenel-Luachain, was killed between them; and Muirchertach Og O'hElidhe, a wealthy brughaidh-cedach, was killed in that war.

     LC1403.12

    Maelmordha, the son of Cuconnacht, son of Gilla-Isa Ruadh, assumed the lordship of Muinter-Maelmordha in hoc anno.

     LC1403.13

    Eoghan, son of John O'Ruairc, was taken prisoner by Maelechlainn O'Ruairc, and John, the son of Tadhg, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was taken prisoner, and wounded, by Muinter-Maelmordha; and a war arose out of this between Muinter-Raighilligh and Muinter-Ruairc; and Mathghamhain, son of Gilla-Christ, son of Flaithbhertach Mac Caba, was wounded on that day by O'Ruairc's people: and it was p.107 on this occasion, according to other books, the attack of the Cabhan was made, as we have related above.

     LC1403.14

    Muirchertach Garbh O'Sechnusaigh, royal heir of Ui-Fiachrach-Aidhne, was killed by the Ui-Maine.

     LC1403.15

    John Buidhe, son of Seoinin Burk, occisus est by the Clann-maicne-Eoghain O'Cellaigh, and by the sons of Hubert Dalton.

LC1404
     LC1404.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the ninth of the moon; M.cccc. iiii.; xviii. cycli lunaris; xii. Indictionis, xxiiii. cycli solaris.

     LC1404.1

    Thomas Barrett, bishop of Oilfinn, the most eminent man in Erinn, in Christo quievit in the spring of this year, et sepultus est in Airemh-Locha-Con.

     LC1404.2

    Mors of Maelechlainn Mac Oirechtaigh, dux of Muinter-Raduibh, on the middle Sunday of Lent, et sepultus est in Ros-Comain.

     LC1404.3

    Conchobhar Og, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, and a bear in vigour, died between Michaelmas and Allhallowtide; and Tadhg, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, was afterwards made king in his place, about Allhallowtide.

     LC1404.4

    Cormac Mac Diarmada was slain in an onset in Clann-Rickard, by the cavalry of Clann-Rickard, and of Tuadh-Mumha besides, before the end of a month of the same harvest; and that was the "drop before a shower" for Magh-Luirg, i.e. Cathal before Conchobhar.

     LC1404.5

    The daughter of Ui Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. the wife of Gilla-Patraic O'Mordha, quievit.

     LC1404.6

    Cathal Mac Donnchaidh mortuus est in Port-insi, in his own fortress, after the victory of penitence; et sepultus est in Cill-mic-Callain.

     LC1404.7

    Domhnall, p.109 son of Henry O'Neill, assumed the sovereignty of the Province.

     LC1404.8

    The son of Aenghus, son of Domhnall Og Mac Domhnaill, occisus est by Donnchadh O'Cellaigh.

     LC1404.9

    Numerous diseases in Erinn, and especially the bed distemper, in hoc anno.

     LC1404.10

    Murchadh Og, son of Conchobar, son of Cathal, mortuus est.

     LC1404.11

    Thomas O'Cennedigh, half-king of Ur-Mumha, occisus est by Domhnall, son of Philip O'Cennedigh.

     LC1404.12

    The victory of Ath-dubh by Gilla-Patraic O'Mordha, king of Laighis, over Foreigners, where many were slain; and a great quantity of horses, arms, and clothing were moreover taken from them.

     LC1404.13

    Donnchadh, son of O'Cennedigh Donn, died whilst imprisoned by his own brothers in hoc anno.

     LC1404.14

    The Earl of Ur-Mumha, head of the prowess of Erinn, quievit.

     LC1404.15

    Mac Cathmhail, dux of Cenel-Feradhaigh, interfectus est.

     LC1404.16

    Donnchadh Ban O'Maelchonaire, professor in history of the race of Muiredhach Muillethan, mortuus est.

     LC1404.17

    Gilla-Dubhin Mac Cruitin, professor of Tuadh-Mumha in history, mortuus est.

     LC1404.18

    Fedhlimidh O'Tuathail, king of Ui Muiredhaigh, mortuus est.

     LC1404.19

    Cerbhall O'Dalaigh, ollamh of poetry of Corcumruadh, quievit.

     LC1404.20

    Finghin, son of Eoghan Mac Carthaigh, mortuus est.

     LC1404.21

    Macraith O'Suillebhain mortuus est.

     LC1404.22

    Domhnall, son of Donnchadh O'Dalaigh, i.e. Bolgan-dána, mortuus est.

     LC1404.23

    Flann Og, son of John O'Domhnallain, ollamh of Síl-Muiredhaigh in poetry, mortuus est.

     LC1404.24

    Cormac, son of Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh, son of Gilla-Isa Ruadh O'Raighilligh, mortuus est.

     LC1404.25

    A war arose between Mac Carthaigh and O'Suillebhain Buidhe, and the sons of Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh; and Mac Carthaigh's naval officer at that time was Toirdhelbhach Meith Mac Mathghamhna, who came up at sea with O'Suillebhain, and the sons of Diarmaid, together; and O'Suillebhain p.111 was drowned; and Donnchadh, son of Diarmaid, and Domhnall son of Eoghan, were furthermore captured by him.

     LC1404.26

    Andrew Barrett was slain by the Ui-Murchadha.

     LC1404.27

    Eoghan, son of Murchadh, son of Cathair O'Conchobhair Failghe, was killed by the Earl of Cill-dara.

     LC1404.28

    Nuala, daughter of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, wife of Ferghal, son of Cormac Mac Donnchaidh, quievit.

     LC1404.29

    William O'Deorain, ollamh-brehon of the Caemhanachs, mortuus est.

     LC1404.30

    Ferghal, son of Tibbot O'Maelmhuaidh, mortuus est.

     LC1404.31

    Donncathaigh, son of Muiredhach Mac Senlaich, a wealthy brughaidh-cedach of Corca-Achlann, and full servant of trust to Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, and a man who enjoyed every happiness up to his death, and who ultimately obtained remission of his sins in the Pope's court, quievit the day after the festival of Michael.

LC1405
     LC1405.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday, and the twentieth of the moon; M.cccc.v.; xix. cycli lunaris; xiii. Indictionis; xxv. cycli solaris.

     LC1405.1

    Death of Ferghal, son of Cormac Mac Donnchaidh, royal heir of Ui-nOilella, in hoc anno.

     LC1405.2

    Richard Butler, who was usually called Coscruaidh, was killed by the son of Fachtna O'Mordha.

     LC1405.3

    A great war was waged by Mac Murchadha with the Foreigners, from which resulted the burning of the Contae-riabhach; and Cetharlach and Disert-Diarmada were burned by him.

     LC1405.4

    Cathal, son of Donn Mac Samhradhain, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1405.5

    Donnchadh Cam O'Lochlann king of Corcumruadh, occisus est by the sons of Maelechlainn O'Lochlainn, in retaliation for their own father.

     LC1405.6

    Richard Mac Raghnaill, heir to the  p.113 chieftaincy of Muinter-Eolais, quievit after drinking uisce-betha to excess; and it was uisce-marbhtha to Richard.

     LC1405.7

    Diarmaid, son of Donnchadh O'Conchobhair Ciarraighe, was slain by Mac Maurice Ciarraighe.

     LC1405.8

    Domhnall Og O'Ruairc mortuus est.

     LC1405.9

    Miles Dalton was slain by the Daltons, and by the sons of Hubert Dalton.

     LC1405.10

    Newcastle-O'Finnagain was demolished by the Branachs in hoc anno.

     LC1405.11

    The daughter of Domhnall O'Brian, wife of Philip, son of Mathghamhain Donn O'Cennedigh, mortua est.

     LC1405.12

    Gilla-na-naemh, son of Ruaidhri O'Cianain, chief historian of Feara-Manach, died suddenly in the house of Neide O'Maelchonaire, in Cairbre-Gabhra, and was interred in the monastery of Lethratha.

     LC1405.13

    Muirchertach O'Duibhgennain quievit.

     LC1405.14

    A hosting to Airtech by Tadhg Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, to demand his chiefry from the descendants of Conchobhar, son of Taichlech Mac Diarmada, and from the other people of Airtech, as it was always due to the man in his station; and Mac Diarmada was put into straits at Loch-Laban, in the territory of Airtech Uchtlethan son of Tomintin, by O'Conchobhair Donn, and by the Clann-Muirchartaigh Muimhnigh O'Conchubhair, and by the sons of Ferghal Mac Diarmada, and by the people of Airtech themselves, and by the Clann-Cethernaigh and Clann-Conchobhair. And when the superior number of his enemies found Mac Diarmada exposed to danger, they poured down together upon him, for they had twice or thrice as many men as Mac Diarmada. They all attacked him; and O'Conchobhair's band, both foot and horse, poured in upon him; and they delivered the shower of arrows that were in the bows at each other. And a defeat was inflicted by Mac Diarmada, p.115 and by Donnchadh Mac Domhnaill, Mac Diarmada's constable, and by Lochlainn Colach Mac Caba, and the recruits of Magh-Luirg, in the beginning of the day, on this mixed and hostile army; and a great multitude of inferior persons were slain by Mac Diarmada's people. Nevertheless, this was at last the "joy with sorrow" to Mac Diarmada's people, for some one of the combatants directed a terrible return shot of an arrow at the immense phalanx of chiefs of the great host who were protecting the high prince, and guarding him from the dangers of the conflict; and the worthless rabble and inferior people, and the champions of valour and warriors of the host besides, were avoided by this arrow, and the point of the black, devilish dart entered plainly in the prince's throat. In fine, immediately after this irreparable reverse, and irresistible mishap, experienced by the nobles of Sliabh-Seghsa, and the heroes of Cnoc-in-scail, and of Tulchan-Maelruanaidh-Moir (of which all in general now say, ut dixit the poet, i.e. Mac Coise,

    1. Cnoc-in-scail was its name at first,
      From Nera's time, whose abode it was;
      Tulchan-Maelruanaidh of the weapons
      Shall be its name until comes the end,)
    they left the district subsequently, and went home; and Tadhg was brought to be interred in the tomb of his ancestors. And soon after the burial of Tadhg they  p.117 inaugurated Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada; and by my word this was not "a stone in the place of an egg". And about the festival of the Cross that great deed was done, as the chronicle tells us.

     LC1405.15

    Maghnus, son of Aedh O'hUiginn, quievit.

     LC1405.16

    Aedh O'hAnlidhe, dux of Cenel Dobhtha-mic-Aenghais, quievit in Christo on the xvi. of the kalends of August, et sepultus est in Cluain-Cairbthe on the margin of the Sinainn, in the hope of meeting Berach.

     LC1405.17

    Mor, daughter of the son of Godfrey O'Raighilligh, quievit in Christo ii. kalendas Martii.

     LC1405.18

    Johannes Mac Maelmartain, vicarius Villae templi, quievit v. kalendas Martii.

     LC1405.19

    Aine, daughter of Brian Mac Tighernain, quievit xviii. kalendas Maii.

LC1406
     LC1406.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, and the first of the moon; M.cccc.vi.; primus annus lunaris cycli; xiiii. Indictionis; xx. sexto cycli solaris.

     LC1406.1

    Laighsech O'Nuallain, royal heir of Fotharta; and Aedh O'Tuathail, royal heir of Ui-Mail; and Bran O'Brain, royal heir of Ui-Faelain, and Domhnall, son of Thomas Mac Murchadha, mortui sunt of the plague in hoc anno.

     LC1406.2

    Maelruanaidh, son of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, king of Ui-nOilella, died in his own house after the victory of unction and penitence, et sepultus est in the monastery of the Buill, in hoc anno.

     LC1406.3

    A great defeat was inflicted by Murchadh O'Conchobhair, king of Ui-Failghe, accompanied by his own sons and descendants, (and Cathal Dubh, and Tadhg, two sons of the king of Connacht, who had just  p.119 gone on a visit into Ui-Failghe, to O'Conchobhair, with a small band of cavalry, were also with him), on the Foreigners of Midhe, and on Eoghan, son of the Abbot O'Conchobhair, and on the retained kerns of Connacht along with him. Both these armies went to the upper part of Geshill; and the Abbot's son went with his own band to Cluain-imorruis, to the town of Gilla Buidhe Mac Maelcorra, (and by my word it were better for them that they had not gone), where the Calbhach, son of Murchadh O'Conchobhair, and Cathal O'Conchobhair, with six horsemen, overtook them. And the Gilla Buidhe said, (the Calbhach's cauldron, which he had as a loan whilst brewing ale, being of the back of a young man of the army), “there is thy cauldron for thee, O Calbhach!” “I accept it”, said the Calbhach. One of the pursuing party violently slung a stone which struck the bottom of the cauldron, by reason of which the army took to flight; and the Abbot's son was killed in the bog to the north of the town; and not only this, but their loss was not less than three hundred men from thence to Cluain-Aine in Crich-na-cedach, ut audimus from all in general, for this slaughter was continued from Cluain-imorruis to Cluain-Aine. And the chief relic of all Connacht, i.e. the Buacach-Patraic, which was usually kept in Oilfinn, was taken from them on that day. Sexto idus Julii as regards the day of the month—on Saturday, moreover, as regards the day of the week—these deeds were performed, i.e. the 10th day of the month of July.

     LC1406.4

    Tadhg, son of Donnchadh O'Birn, dux of Tir-Briuin-na-Sinna, obiit quarto idus of November, as regards the day of the month; on Wednesday, moreover, as regards the day of the week; i.e. the day before the festival of Martin.

     LC1406.5

    Toirdhelbhach Og, son of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach,  p.121 king of Connacht during twenty-two years in co-sovereignty with O'Conchobhair Ruadh, was slain by Cathal Dubh, the son of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and by John, the son of Edmond, son of Hubert, son of Sir David Burk and of Ben-Mumhan, grand-daughter of Fedhlimidh, and by Diarmaid O'Tanaidhen, by whom this great deed was bravely shared, in the house of Rickard, son of John Buidhe, son of Edmond, son of Hubert, in the Crecan, by the side of Fidhicen in Clann-Connmhaigh, (and he was the third king of the kings of Connacht who were slain in Clann-Connmhaigh, viz.:—Conchobhar Maenmaighe, son of Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach Mor; Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ruadh, son of Conchobhar Ruadh, son of Muirchertach Muimhnech, son of Toirdhelbhach Mor, king of Erinn; and Toirdhelbhach Og, the son of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach Og, as we said before), the fifth of the ides of December as regards the day of the month; on Thursday, moreover, as regards the day of the week; i.e. the sixteenth day ante festum natale Domini nostri Jesu Christi.

LC1407
     LC1407.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday, and the twelfth of the moon; M.cccc.vii.; secundus annus cycli lunaris; xv. Indictionis; xxvii. cycli solaris.

     LC1407.1

    Cathal, son of O'Conchobhair Failghe, was killed by the Clann-Feorais, nono kalendas Martii as regards the day of the month; on Monday, moreover, as regards the day of the week: i.e. it was the twenty-first day of spring, in the end of the year of the Lord's cycle, and the beginning of the year of the Decennovenalian cycle; so that the annal is sexto according to the cycle of the Lord, and the seventh according to the Decennovenalian cycle.

     LC1407.2

    John, son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, heir to the sovereignty of Breifne, died in Magh-Luirg, and was interred in Druim-lethan, in hoc anno.

     LC1407.3

    The son of Tadhg, son of Mathghamhain p.123 Donn O'Cennedigh, lord of Upper Ur-Mumha, was killed by O'Cerbhaill.

     LC1407.4

    A great victory by the Foreigners, and by Scrope, over the Gaeidhel of Mumha, in which Tadhg O'Cerbhaill, king of Eli, was slain; and this Tadhg was general patron of the learned of Erinn and Alba; and may God have mercy on his soul.

     LC1407.5

    Muirchertach O'Ceallaigh, archbishop of Connacht, the most eminent man of all Erinn in wisdom, charity, and humanity, in Christo quievit in Tuaim-da-ghualann, about the feast of Michael.

     LC1407.6

    A victory by O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and by O'Cellaigh, in which a number of the Clann-Sithigh were slain; and I know not their names.

     LC1407.7

    The victory of Cill-achaidh was gained in hoc anno by O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and by the sons of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, and by Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, over Mac William of Clann-Rickard, and over Cathal, the son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, (who was proclaimed king after O'Conchobhair Donn had been slain by Cathal Dubh, son of O'Conchobhair Ruadh); and the Clann-Rickard and Cathal, son of Ruaidhri, were defeated; and Cathal, son of Ruaidhri, and William Burk were captured there; and many more besides were slain and captured there. And about the festival of John the Baptist these great deeds were performed.

     LC1407.8

    The Castle of Tobar-Tuilsce was previously broken down by Brian, son of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and by the Clann-Donnchaidh; and Cathal, son of Ruaidhri, was put upon Carn-Fraich by them. Cormac O'Ferghail mortuus est of an immature death.

     LC1407.9

    Mortuus est Eoghan, son of Cathal, son of Aedh p.125 Briefnech, son of Cathal Ruadh O'Conchobhair, et sepultus est in the monastery of the Buill, in hoc anno.

     LC1407.10

    Adam Mac Gilla-Muire, king of Ui-Echach, was killed by Aedh Mac Aenghusa, and by Senic Og.

     LC1407.11

    Maelmordha O'Dimusaigh, king of Clann-Maelughra, quievit in hoc anno.

     LC1407.12

    John, the son of Cathal Mac Cethernaigh, mortuus est.

     LC1407.13

    Mors of Lochlainn, son of Domhnall, by Fedlimidh, son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair.

     LC1407.14

    The son of Wiliam Og O'Cellaigh, and the son of Mathghamhain O'Nechtain, were slain by Feradach O'Cellaigh per dolum.

     LC1407.15

    Very inclement weather, and great destruction of cattle, in hoc anno.

LC1408
     LC1408.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday, and the twenty-third of the moon; M.cccc.viii.; tertius annus lunaris cycli; primus Indictionis; xxviii. cycli solaris.

     LC1408.1

    Amhlaibh Mac Amhalghaidh, dux of Calraidhe, mortuus est, et sepultus est in Ath-Luain.

     LC1408.2

    Thomas, son of the king of the Saxons, came to Erinn in hoc anno, and the Earl of Cill-dara was taken prisoner by him.

     LC1408.3

    A hosting by the king's son afterwards into Laighen; and Hitsin Tuit was slain on this hosting; and that was a great loss.

     LC1408.4

    Pestilentia magna, in Midhe in hoc anno, and Scrope, a very valiant knight, and deputy of the king of the Saxons in Erinn, died of this plague.

     LC1408.5

    Cathal Mac Cethernaigh, and Conchobhar Mac Cethernaigh, and John, son of John Mac Cethernaigh, and Tomaltach and Domhnall, sons of Finghin Mac Cethernaigh, occisi sunt by the Clann-Muirchertaigh in hoc anno, in revenge of Maghnus, son of Muirchertach, son of Cathal, who was previously slain in Clann-Cethernaigh.

     LC1408.6

    Thomas, son of Hubert, son of p.127 Edmond, son of Hubert, was killed with one cast of a javelin by Gilla-na-naemh, son of William Gallda O'Taidhg-an-teghlaigh.

     LC1408.7

    Great depredations were committed by Fedhlimidh son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, upon Eoghan the son of O'Conchobhair Ruadh in hoc anno.

     LC1408.8

    Cormac O'Maille occisus est a fratre suo.

     LC1408.9

    Maghnus Mac Samhradhain was killed by the Baethan Mac Gilla-ruaidh, with a cast of a pole.

     LC1408.10

    Miles Dalton occisus est a fratre suo; and his castle was afterwards broken down by the descendants of Cathal O'Ferghail.

     LC1408.11

    Eoghan O'Ruairc, and the sons of Donn Mac Samhradhain, went into Tir-Conaill, to war against the Breifnians.

     LC1408.12

    Ferghal, son of Cuchonnacht O'Ferghail, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1408.13

    Conchobhar, son of Imhar O'hAinlidhe, occisus est in hoc anno by the Corca-Achlann, and by the Cenel-Dobhtha themselves, on the bog of Cluain-na-caillidh, i.e. on Lá-na-mbruach-ndubh, (and that was a hard day both for Cathal Dubh O'Conchobhair, and for the sons of Imhar O'hAinlidhe), et sepultus est in the monastery of Ros-Comain. It was the beginning of winter at that time.

     LC1408.14

    Aedh Ruadh, son of Thomas O'Birn, and his son Donnchadh, and Brian Buidhe, son of Amhlaibh Ruadh, occisi sunt.

LC1409
     LC1409.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the fourth of the moon; M.cccc.ix.; quartus annus lunaris cycli; secundus Indictionis; primus annus solaris cycli.

     LC1409.1

    The king of the Saxons was seized with leprosy; and the report reached Erinn, and Thomas, the Earls son, left Erinn at the report of his father's illness, after having liberated the Earl of Cill-dara from his bonds.

     p.129
     LC1409.2

    Maelsechlainn, son of Brian MacTighernain, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1409.3

    Maelsechlainn Mor Mac Eochagain was deposed from the chieftaincy; and Ferghal, son of Ferghal Ruadh Mac Eochagain, son of Donnchadh, was appointed afterwards in his place.

     LC1409.4

    Richard Burk's leg was broken by a greyhound which was running, and he died unluckily in consequence.

     LC1409.5

    The plundering of Bel-lice was effected by Tighernan O'Ruairc against O'Domhnaill, and against Cathal O'Ruairc, and Eoghan O'Ruairc; and O'Domhnaill and the Cenel-Conaill were encamped on the opposite side of the cascade, and Cathal and Eoghan on this i.e. the south side of the same cascade; and he brought the prey from them all.

     LC1409.6

    A hosting by Brian, son of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and by Conchobhar Mac Donnchaidh, king of Tir-Oilella, and by the sons of Tighernan O'Ruairc, in hoc anno; and they put stores and provisions into the castle of Ros-Comain, in despite of all the men of Connacht from the mountain upwards, who were all assembled to oppose him, both foot and horse, and gallowglasses, on the Monday after the festival of Michael the Archangel. And those from the mountains downwards expected that the Clann-Rickard would have been with themselves when putting the provisions into the castle of Ros-Comain; and they were not; but Mac William himself, with a few horsemen, came to meet them to Baile-in-tobair. And they endeavoured to stop there, since the armies of Clann-Rickard did not come to them as they had promised; but Mac Donnchaidh said that he would not stop, though he should fall, until he would put provisions into the castle. And he told Mac William to remain there, as he was not strong enongh to give battle or encounter to the Connachtmen; “for if we are slain”, said he, “it is agreeable to us that thou  p.131 shouldst live for our children after us, to maintain them”. Mac Donnchaidh proceeded on in advance, therefore, and desisted not from this career and onset until he arrived at Ros-Comain; and they put provisions into the castle; and only one warrior of them was slain, whose body they themselves carried with them: and not often before had there been performed in Erinn a braver and more mighty expedition than that expedition.

     LC1409.7

    Muinter-Cuirnin killed one another in hoc anno, i.e. John and Conla were slain by Diarmaid, son of Muirchertach O'Cuirnin, in the house of O'Duibhgennain of Baile-choillte-foghair and Diarmaid himself went to the house of Conchobhar Crom, the son of Tadhg O'Conchobhair, i.e. his lord and real foster brother and Conchobhar apprehended him in his own house, and delivered him up to Muinter-Ruairc and Muinter-Cuirnin; and he was more than a fortnight in confinement, and at last fell by the son of John O'Cuirnin.

     LC1409.8

    Cathal Mac Donnchaidh mortuus est the fourteenth of the kalends of October, (and I am not certain that this is not the year in which it would be right to set down Conchobhar, son of Imhar O'hAnlidhe).

     LC1409.9

    Muirchertach mic Aedhagain, ollamh-brehon of the men of Tebhtha, mortuus est.

LC1410
     LC1410.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the fifteenth of the moon; anno Domini M.cccc.x.; quintus annus cycli lunaris; tertius Indictionis; ii. annus cycli solaris.

     LC1410.1

    Raghnall Mag Raghnaill, dux of Muinter-Eolais, mortuus est after unction and penitence; and Cumscrach Mag Raghnaill, who was proclaimed Mag Raghnaill in his place, died in the course of a fortnight after he had assumed the chieftaincy; and that was the fall in presence of an assemhly.

     LC1410.2

    Fedhlimidh Clerech, son of Aedh, p.133 son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, died a fortnight before the festival of Brighid in hoc anno.

     LC1410.3

    The son of Ruaidhri Og O'Conchobhair died in hoc anno; and Tadhg Carrach, the son of Toirdhelbhach Donn O'Conchobhair, died also in hoc anno.

     LC1410.4

    Maelechlainn, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, occisus est by the Conallachs; and the castle of Dun-Crimhthannain was afterwards demolished by the people of Cairbre and Breifne.

     LC1410.5

    Domhnall O'Flaithbhertaigh, king of the West of Connacht, was slain by the Gilla-dubh O'Flaithbhertaigh, per dolum.

     LC1410.6

    Domhnall O'Neill, king of the province of Uladh, was taken prisoner, in an unbecoming manner, by Brian Mac Mathghamhna.

     LC1410.7

    Thomas, son of Maelmuire Mac Craith, ollamh of Tuadh-Mumha, mortuus est.

     LC1410.8

    Donnchadh O'Duirnin mortuus est.

     LC1410.9

    Sadhbh, daughter of Conchobhar O'Briain, uxor of Walter Burk, mortua est.

     LC1410.10

    Domhnall, son of Cormac O'hEghra, heir to the sovereigrity of Luighne, mortuus est.

     LC1410.11

    Cormac Og Mac Carthaigh died whilst detained in captivity by Mac Carthaigh Mor.

     LC1410.12

    A loss greater than every loss occurred in the end of this year, a fortnight after Michaelmas, i.e. Tadhg O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, the greatest Gaeidhel of his time in Erinn, and in Alba, for distributing gifts and presents, died after the victory of unction and penitence; and may God be merciful to his soul in saecula saeculorum.

     LC1410.13

    Edmond, son of Ulick, died the summer before Tadhg O'Cellaigh; and Tadhg, son of William, son of Conchobhar Mac Branan, dux of Corca-Achlann during nine years, died on Allhallows Day after Tadhg O'Cellaigh, in his own house at Coillidh-mor of Cluain-Sencha, after unction, and after suitable penitence to God for his sins and transgressions, et sepultus est in the monastery of Ros-Comain, in the tomb of his grandfather and father.

     LC1410.14

    Eoghan, son of Murchadh  p.135 O'Madadhain, king of Síl-Anmchadha, and Cobhthach O'Madadhain, an intended king and bishop, mortui sunt.

     LC1410.15

    Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, i.e. the son of Maelechlainn, was made king after Tadhg.

     LC1410.16

    Five hundred cows were carried off by the sons of O'Conchobhair Donn from O'Conchobhair Ruadh's people, from Rath-Brenain, at the approach of Allhallowtide, in hoc anno.

     LC1410.17

    Muirchertach O'Dimusaigh mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1410.18

    Toirdhelbhach and Tadhg, O'Maelmhuaidh's two sons, and Domhnall, grandson of Hobicin O'Maelmhuaidh, were slain by the Clann-Maelughra on the sixth of the kalends of August, as regards the day of the month; on Sunday, moreover, as regards the day of the week.

     LC1410.19

    Murchadh O'Flaithbhertaigh was made king after Domhnall O'Flaithbhertaigh had been slain by the Gilla-dubh.

     LC1410.20

    William O'Tomaltaigh, prior of a house at Ath-Luain, quievit.

     LC1410.21

    Maelechlainn Mor, the son of Ferghal, son of Ferghal, son of Muirchertach Mor Mac Eochagain, dux of the race of Fiachadh the son of Niall-nai-ghiallach, mortuus est in the month of December of this year.

     LC1410.22

    Marianus filius Tathei O'Birn submersus est the fourteenth of the kalends of October.

LC1411
     LC1411.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday, and the twenty-sixth of the moon; M.cccc.xi.; vi. annus cycli lunari quartus Indictionis; tertius cycli solaris.

     LC1411.1

    Sibhan, daughter of the Earl of Des-Mumha, uxor of Mac Cairthaigh Mor, mortua est.

     LC1411.2

    This is the proper year of Fedhlimidh Clerech, and of the son of Ruaidhri Og.

     LC1411.3

    Domhnall, son of Conchobhar O'Briain, royal heir of Tuadh-Mumha, was slain by the Barrach Mor.

     p.137
     LC1411.4

    O'Suillebhain was blinded by his own kinsmen per dolum; and Conchobhar, the son of Gilla-Mochuda O'Suillebhain, occisus est a fratre suo, per dolum.

     LC1411.5

    The monastery of Enach-dúin was burned in hoc anno.

     LC1411.6

    Domhnall O'Bechan, an eminent historian, mortuus est.

     LC1411.7

    Diarmaid, son of Gilla-Isa Mac Carthaigh, ollamh of Tuadh-Mumha in poetry, mortuus est.

     LC1411.8

    Sadhbh, daughter of Mac Murchadha, uxor of Mac Gilla-Patraic, mortua est.

     LC1411.9

    Muirchertach, son of Cu-Uladh O'Neill, mortuus est.

     LC1411.10

    An attack was made by Edmond Burk on the sons of John O'hEghra, and a great part of the country was burned by him; and Art, son of Muirchertach O'hEghra, was killed by an arrow that day.

     LC1411.11

    Benmumhan, daughter of Aedh O'Conchobhair, uxor of Murchadh, son of Cormac Mac Donnchaidh, mortua est.

     LC1411.12

    Domhnall, son of Cathal, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1411.13

    Taichlech Buidhe, son of John O'hEghra, mortuus est.

     LC1411.14

    A great victory by Mac Domhnaill of Alba over the Foreigners of Alba; and Mac Gilla-Eoin of Mac Domhnaill's people was slain in the counter-wounding of that victory.

     LC1411.15

    The Earl of Des-Mumha was expelled by James, son of Garrett, i.e. his brother.

     LC1411.16

    The Sheriff of Midhe was taken prisoner by O'Conchobhair Failghe in hoc anno; and a great ransom was subsequently exacted from him.

     LC1411.17

    O'Suillebhain Mor was taken prisoner, and his son slain, by Domhnall Dubh O'Suillebhain, per dolum.

     LC1411.18

    Caech-na-mocherghi, son of Tadhg, son of Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh, was slain, per dolum, by Fedhlimidh son of Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh.

     LC1411.19

    Mac Carthaigh Mor was expelled by O'Suillebhain in hoc anno.

     LC1411.20

    Ferghal Mac Maghnusa, lord of Tir-Tuathail, and his son Aedh, were slain, per dolum, by the sons of p.139 Ruaidhri Mac Maghnusa, viz., Eoghan and Muirchertach Cam; and Eoghan was afterwards made lord over Tir-Tuathail.

     LC1411.21

    Cathal O'Cuirnin, intended ollamh of the Briefne, quievit.

     LC1411.22

    Maghnus, son of Baethghalach Mac Aedhagain, prior of Sligech, mortuus est.

     LC1411.23

    The Holy Crucifix of Rath-both shed blood through its wounds in this year; and a great many miracles were wrought by it; and many distempers and diseases were checked by it.

     LC1411.24

    Maelmordha O'Raighilligh, king of Muinter-Maelmordha, mortuus est.

     LC1411.25

    Cuchonnacht Ruadh, son of Philip, son of Brian Mor Mac Mathghamhna, was killed by the sons of John Balbh, son of Brian Mor Mac Mathghamhna, in Lurgan of Feirmhagh, in the spring of this year.

     LC1411.26

    Robert Montan, bishop of Midhe, in Christo quievit.

     LC1411.27

    The battle of Bel-na-muilledh was gained by Conchobhar, son of John Mac Branan, over the sons of Conchobhar Mac Branan, the summer following the death of Tadhg Mac Branan—after two lords had been proclaimed by them, viz., Conn, the son of Aedh, and Conchobhar, the son of John, son of Echmarcach—ubi occisi sunt Conn and Maine, the two sons of Aedh, son of Conchobhar Mac Branan, and William Finn, son of Conn, et alii; (this was on Monday as regards the day of the week; and Conchobhar was carried mortally wounded to the Grencha, and I know not his subsequent fate); et sepulti sunt in the Friars' monastery in Ros-Comain. A month before Lammas these great deeds were performed; and the chieftainship remained afterwards with Conchobhar.

     LC1411.28

    Caitilin, daughter of Tomaltach O'Ferghail, uxor of Maelechlainn Mor Mac Eochagain, quievit in the month of December of this year.

     LC1411.29

    Benmumhan, daughter of Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh O'Conchobhair, lady of the p.141 Clann-Connmhaigh during the time of three lords, mortua est.

     LC1411.30

    Muirchertach Midhech, son of Brian O'Ferghail, lord of Caladh-na-hAnghaile, a man who had never been reproached, quievit in Christo.

LC1412
     LC1412.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, and the seventh of the moon; M.cccc.xii.; vii. anno cycli lunaris; quintus Indictionis; quartus annus cycli solaris.

     LC1412.1

    Richard Barrett went on an expedition to Cuil-Cernadha; and the principal men of the country overtook him, and drove him to the Muaidh, in which he was drowned; and a great number of his people were furthermore drowned and captured there.

     LC1412.2

    Tighernan Og, son of Tighernan, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, i.e. a good heir to the sovereignty of Breifne, died in hoc anno, at the termination of his thirty-sixth year, between Easter and May-day.

     LC1412.3

    Ferghal O'hEghra, intended king of Luighne, mortuus est.

     LC1412.4

    Domhnall, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, died in hoc anno.

     LC1412.5

    A war was waged by O'Ferghail with Foreigners; and Fabhar was burned by them, and many persons were slain and captured by them.

     LC1412.6

    The town of the Gaillimh was burned.

     LC1412.7

    Sadhbh; daughter of Tighernan O'Ruairc, uxor of Edmond, son of Thomas, son of Cathal O'Ferghail, mortua est.

     LC1412.8

    A war between O'Cathain and O'Domhnaill, and the sons of John O'Domhnaill were on the side of O'Cathain; and O'Cathain and these sons of John went on an expedition against O'Domhnaill, and fourteen men of O'Domhnaill's people were slain by them, including the son of Fedhlimidh O'Domhnaill, and Cathal, the son of Raghnall O'Baighill. Donnchadh Mac Bradaigh, lord of Cuil-Brighdin, mortuus est.

     LC1412.9

    The son of Lochlainn O'Ruairc, who was usually called the Gilla Ballach, son of Donnchadh, son of Lochlainn, a generous, illustrious, joyous, eminent man, mortuus est in hoc p.143 anno.

     LC1412.10

    The Image of Mary of Ath-Truim wrought great miracles.

     LC1412.11

    Cu-abha Mac Gormain, a man of trust to O'Briain, mortuus est.

     LC1412.12

    Catherine, daughter of Maelechlainn, son of Maurice Mac Donnchaidh, uxor of Mac Firbisigh, was drowned by a rushing flood whilst going to Sunday-mass from her own house.

     LC1412.13

    Aedh, son of Henry O'Neill, escaped from Ath-cliath, from the Foreigners, after having been ten years in confinement previously; and he brought many captives with him from their captivity on that occasion.

     LC1412.14

    Eda Leis and the son of the Earl of Cill-dara encountered one another in Cill-Mochellog, and fell by each other there.

     LC1412.15

    A great hosting by Brian, the son of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, at the approach of Lammas, when he went first into Gailenga, and from thence into Clann-Cuain, and into Cera, and into Conmaicne-Cuile-Tolaidh; and he brought the Clann-Maurice-na-mBrigh, with their bands, into this territory. And the sons of William Burk, O'Flaithbhertaigh, Muinter-Maille, the Barretts, the people of Gailenga, the Goisdelbhas, and the Stauntons assembled against him; but they gave him neither conflict nor battle; and Brian burned the districts in despite of them, and destroyed all their corn-fields, and burned their fortresses, viz., Caislen-an-Bharraigh, and the Leth-innse and Baile-Locha-Mesca. And he sent the Clann-Maurice, with their bands, home safely afterwards. And he exacted peace from the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Connacht on that occasion, and came home quite safely himself after that. Another hosting by Eoghan, son of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, into the plain of Connacht, at the call of the sons of Toirdhelbhach  p.145 O'Conchobhair, when they destroyed the part of the plain belonging to the grandsons of Fedhlimidh; and they carried away cows and prisoners afterwards;

     LC1412.16

    Edmond Alamar mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1412.17

    Ruaidhri, son of Cathal O'Ferghail, was killed in Machaire-Cuircne by a shot of an arrow.

LC1413
     LC1413.0

    4The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and thirteen years.

     LC1413.1

    Conchobhar O'Dochartaigh, i.e. chieftain of Ard-Midhair, and lord of Inis-Eoghain, and a man of universal bounty, died this year.

     LC1413.2

    Tuathal O'Maille went to the Province of Uladh, on military service, and was a year there. And he returned with a fleet of several ships; and a great wind arose, and they were carried northwards near Alba; and Donnchadh, son of Eoghan Connachtach Mac Suibhne, was there, and Domhnall Ballach Mac Suibhne Gerr—who were drowned with all their people, both woman and man; and Tuathal himself landed with difficulty in Alba.

LC1414
     LC1414.0

    The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fourteen years.

LC1415
     LC1415.0

    The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifteen years.

     LC1415.1

    A Saxon came to Erinn this year, i.e. Lord Furnival; and he plundered many of the poets of Erinn.

 p.147
LC1416
     LC1416.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixteen years.

     LC1416.1

    Gormlaith, daughter of Niall Mór O'Neill, wife of John O'Domhnaill, died this year.

     LC1416.2

    Mac Mathuna, i.e. Ardghal, son of Brian Mor Mac Mathuna died; and his son, i.e. Brian, was made king over the Oirghialla in his place.

LC1417
     LC1417.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventeen years.

     LC1417.1

    Mac Murchadha, i,e. the king of Laighen. i.e. Art son of Art Caemhanach, the best provincialist that was in his time for hospitality, and prowess, and charity, died in his own fortress this year, after the triumph of unction and penitence.

LC1418
     LC1418.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighteen years.

     LC1418.1

    Tighernan, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, i.e. the king of Breifne, died this year. Brian Ballach, son of Aedh, son of Felim O'Cohchobhair, intended king of Connacht, died.

     LC1418.2

    Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Tadhg Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Dartraighe, died this year.

     LC1418.3

    Eoghan, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, i.e. the intended king of Breifne, was drowned on Loch Finnmhaighe this year.

     LC1418.4

    Aedh Buidhe O'Ruairc assumed the sovereignty of the Breifne in succession to his father, i.e. Tighernan Mór.

LC1419
     LC1419.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and nineteen years.

     LC1419.1

    A great war between O'Neill, i.e. Domhnall son of Henry O'Neill, and Eoghan the son of Niall Og O'Neill; and Eoghan formed a league with O'Domhnaill, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, and O'Domhnaill collected a great army, and went into Tir Eoghain, and the entire country was destroyed by them; and O'Neill, i.e. Domhnall, was expelled from the country through the power of the Conallachs and Eoghan O'Neill.

     LC1419.2

    A great hosting by Brian O'Conchobhair on p.149 that occasion, at the instigation of O'Neill, into Tir Aedha, and Murbhach-O'Domhnaill, i.e. O'Domhnaill's fortress, was burned by him, and Tir-Aedha destroyed.

     LC1419.3

    Thomas Bacach, grandson of the Earl of Tir-Mumha, went this year to aid the king of the Saxons; and many of the nobles of Erinn went with him to France on this war.

     LC1419.4

    The Calbhach O'Conchobhair, king of Ui-Failghe, was captured in treachery by the son of Linebed Frende, and sold to the king of the Saxons' Deputy, i.e. Lord Furnival; and when he was captured, the person who was confined with him absconded with him to his own house.

     LC1419.5

    Fercert O'hUiginn died, i.e. an eminent poet, and a man who kept a general house of hospitality for the men of Erinn. Mac Murchadha, i.e. the king of Laighen, i.e. Donnchadh Caemhanach, was captured by Foreigners, and taken to Saxonland, this year.

     LC1419.6

    Muirchertach, son of Brian O'Flaithbhertaigh, king of the West of Connacht, died this year; i.e. the general protector of the professors and learned of Erinn.

     LC1419.7

    John, son of Cathal Mag Uidhir, was slain this year.

     LC1419.8

    A great hosting by O'Cellaigh of Ui-Maine, and by William O'Cellaigh, and by Mac William Burk, and by Cathal Dubh O'Conchobhair, and by Mac Diarmada. of Magh Luirg, (i.e. Tomaltach-an-einigh, son of Conchobhar Mac Diarmada), and William Garbh Mac David, lord of Clann-Connmhaigh. And they took with them their bands of gallowglasses, viz., Mac Dubhgaill, and Toirdhelbhach Mac Domhnaill, and went on this occasion into Clann-Rickard, to destroy it, and to expel Mac William from out of Clann-Rickard. Mac William had another great army to meet them, viz., Tadhg O'Briain and his kinsmen, and Domhnall Mac Suibhne, (i.e. Domhnall na madhman). These two armies met, moreover, at the mouth of p.151 Ath-Lighen; and they gave battle to one another here; and Mac Dubhgaill was slain there, and his two sons, and all their gallowglasses; and Toirdhelbhach Mac Domhnaill, and his son, escaped safely from this battle; and his people were all slain there. And a great many men were killed in that field; and O'Cellaigh and Mac David were taken prisoners, and William O'Cellaigh escaped alone from this rout; and a great many of the nobles of Ui-Maine were slain and captured in that slaughter. And the extent of this defeat, or the amount of the spoils of the Clann-Rickard, and of the Momonians, in horses, armour, noble captives, &c., could not be determined or counted.

     LC1419.9

    Aedh Buidhe O'Ruairc, the son of Tighernan, died this year, in the beginning of his prosperity, in his own fortress; and Tadhg, son of Tighernan, was made king over the Breifne, in his place, this year.

LC1420
     LC1420.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty years.

     LC1420.1

    William, son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, intended king of Ui-Maine, died this year.

LC1421
     LC1421.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-one years.

LC1422
     LC1422.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-two years.

LC1423
     LC1423.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-three years.

     LC1423.1

    Death of Toirdhelbhach-an-fhina O'Domhnaill, king of Tir-Conaill, and of Cenel-Moan, and Inis-Eoghain—the person of greatest prosperity and best nobility in his time: he died in a monk's habit in the monastery of Es-Ruaidh.

     LC1423.2

    The castle of Bel-atha-Senaigh was begun this year by Niall O'Domhnaill.

LC1424
     LC1424.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-four years.

 p.153
LC1425
     LC1425.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-five years.

LC1426
     LC1426.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-six years.

LC1427
     LC1427.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-seven years.

LC1428
     LC1428.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-eight years.

     LC1428.1

    Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died whilst coming from his pilgrimage, from the Rock of St. James. He died at Cenn-saile, and was interred at Corcach, after the triumph of unction and penitence.

     LC1428.2

    Aedh Og Mag Uidhir was slain by the sons of Donnchadh Ballach Magamhrain.

LC1429
     LC1429.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and twenty-nine years.

     LC1429.1

    O'Flannagain of Tuath-ratha was slain by the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir, in a nocturnal assault, in his own house.

     LC1429.2

    The victory of Achadh-Cille-móire by O'Neill and O'Raighilligh, over Foreigners. It was in this year Aedh Ruadh, the son of Niall Garbh O'Domhnaill, was born.

LC1430
     LC1430.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and thirty years.

     LC1430.1

    Mag Uidhir, i.e. Gilla-dubh, son of Philip-na-tuaighe, died this year; and his son was made king in his place.

LC1431
     LC1431.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and thirty-one years.

     LC1431.1

    John, son of Cuchonnacht, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was slain by the Tellach-Echach in treachery.

     LC1431.2

    A great plague in Feara-Manach this year.

     LC1431.3

    Eoghan O'Fialain died.

     LC1431.4

    Domhnall Ballach, son of Brian, died.

LC1432
     LC1432.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and thirty-two years.

     LC1432.1

    O'Neill, i.e. Domhnall Bog the son of Henry Amhreidh, p.155 was slain by the Cathanachs in Enagh; and Art Mac Cathmhail, bishop of Clochar, died in hoc anno.

     LC1432.2

    Eoghan, son of Niall Og O'Neill, was made king over Tir-Eoghain.

     LC1432.3

    A great prodigy was observed in Feara-Manach this year, viz., a pig gave birth to a white lamb.

     LC1432.4

    Walter Burk, i.e. the grandson of the Earl of Ulster, died. O'Duibhgennain of Cill-Ronain, i.e. Matthew Glas, a professor of history, and keeper of a general house of hospitality for the men of Erinn, died.

LC1433
     LC1433.0

    The kalends of January; and one thousand, four hundred, and thirty-three years.

     LC1433.1

    Mac Maghnuis Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cathal the son of Gilla-Patraic, died the day of Michael's festival; and his son, i.e. Cathal Og, was appointed in his place.

     LC1433.2

    Egnechan O'Domhnaill went on a predatory expedition against his own brother, i.e. against Donnchadh. Donnchadh went in pursuit of the prey, and Egnechan was killed by him.

     LC1433.3

    This summer was a summer of death, and "the summer of the quick acquaintance" it was usually called.

LC1434
     LC1434.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred; and thirty-four years.

     LC1434.1

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Niall Garbh, son of Toirdhelbhach-an-fhina, went on a hosting into Midhe; and he was overtaken, with a few companions, a little distance from the army, and was taken prisoner by the Foreigners, and sent to Manann to be detained. And he died after he had been some time in severe confinement there, having been eleven years in the soverignty of Tir-Conaill and Lower-Connacht. And Toirdhelbhach, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, was slain the same day.

     LC1434.2

    Great frost in this year, viz., seven weeks before Christmas, and seven weeks after it.

     LC1434.3

    O'Ruairc died, i.e. Tadhg.

     LC1434.4

    Cathal Bodhar O'Ruairc died.

LC1435
     LC1435.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and thirty-five years.

     LC1435.1

    The victory of Sliabh-truim by O'Neill, i.e. Eoghan, over  p.157 Brian Og O'Neill and the Conallachs; and Brian Og was mutilated soon after that in this year; and Mac Conmidhe, i.e. Conchobhar Ruadh, went to Connacht on account of this mutilation of Brian O'Neill in hoc anno.

     LC1435.2

    Niall, son of Eoghan O'Neill, was killed by the Clann-Cinaith in a conflict.

     LC1435.3

    Donnchadh, son of Cuchonnacht, son of Philip-na-tuaidhe, died.

     LC1435.4

    Glaisne, son of Conchobhar O'Raighilligh, died.

LC1436
     LC1436.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, four hundred, and thirty-six years.

     LC1436.1

    Conchobhar, son of John O'Raighilligh, died.

LC1437
     LC1437.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, four hundred, and thirty-seven years.

LC1438
     LC1438.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, four hundred, and thirty-eight years.

     LC1438.1

    Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, was taken prisoner by his own brothers, viz., Thomas, Domhnall, and Ruaidhri.

LC1439
     LC1439.0

    The kalends of January; and one thousand, four hundred, and thirty-nine years.

     LC1439.1

    Mag Uidhir was taken prisoner in this year by Domhnall Ballach, and Philip was liberated the same day.

     LC1439.2

    Mag Uidhir was liberated the same year.

     LC1439.3

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Niall Garbh, died in his captivity in Manann in this year; and Nechtan was made king over Tir-Conaill.

     LC1439.4

    Feradach, the son of Donn, son of Cuchonnacht Mag Uidhir, was killed by Oirghialla.

LC1440
     LC1440.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and forty years.

     LC1440.1

    Brian, son of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, lord of Sligech, died; and it is doubtful if there was of the Gaeidhel of Erinn a greater calamity than that.

     LC1440.2

    Maghnus Eoghanach Mag Uidhir died.

     LC1440.3

    Maghnus, son of Domhnall, son of Toirdelbhach-an-fhina, was slain.

     LC1440.4

    Domhnall O'Breislen died.

 p.159
LC1441
     LC1441.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and forty-one years.

LC1442
     LC1442.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and forty-two years.

     LC1442.1

    Brian, son of Ardghal Mac Mathghamhna, king of Oirghiall, died.

LC1443
     LC1443.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and forty-three years.

     LC1443.1

    Maghnus, son of Ardghal Mac Mathghamhna, died.

     LC1443.2

    Emher Mac Mathghamhna was killed by O'Neill, i.e. Eoghan.

LC1444
     LC1444.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred. and forty-four years.

     LC1444.1

    Aedh Buidhe, son of Brian Ballach O'Neill, pillar of the hospitality and prowess of Uladh in his time, and a man of general bounty to everyone, was slain with one cast of a spear, whilst in the rear of a preying party in Mac Aenghusa's territory, in hoc anno.

LC1445
     LC1445.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and forty-five years.

     LC1445.1

    Ruaidhri, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, died suddenly.

     LC1445.2

    The chieftain of Muinter-Pheodachain died, i.e. Brian.

     LC1445.3

    The son of Goffraidh Ruadh Mag Uidhir died, i.e. Ardghal.

LC1446
     LC1446.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, four hundred, and forty-six years.

     LC1446.1

    Mac Mathghamhna died this year, i.e. Rughraidhe, the son of Ardghal.

LC1447
     LC1447.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, four hundred, and forty-seven years.

     LC1447.1

    O'hUiginn, i.e. Tadhg Og, a most eminent poet, and head of the schools of Erinn in his own time, died this year.

     LC1447.2

    Domhnall Ballach Mag Uidhir was slain by the sons of Art Mag Uidhir, and by the sons of Mac Oirghiallaigh.

     LC1447.3

    Mac Caba died, i.e. Cormac, the son of Gilla-Christ.

     LC1447.4

    Fedhlim, son of John, son of Philip O'Raighilligh, was treacherously taken prisoner by the king of the Saxons deputy, in Ath-truim, and died of the plague afterwards.

 p.161
LC1448
     LC1448.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and forty-eight years.

LC1449
     LC1449.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and forty-nine years.

     LC1449.1

    O'Raighilligh, i.e. John's son, who was usually called Eoghan-na-fesogi, died.

     LC1449.2

    Brian Og O'Neill died.

LC1450
     LC1450.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty years.

     LC1450.1

    Mag Uidhir, i.e. Thomas Og, son of another Thomas, went to Rome for the good of his soul.

     LC1450.2

    Cathal, son of Thomas, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, was slain by Donnchadh Dunchadhach, son of Thomas Mor Mag Uidhir, in treachery.

     LC1450.3

    Donnchadh Dunchadhach was mutilated by Edmond, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, the same year.

     LC1450.4

    The bishop of Clochar died, i.e. Piers Mag Uidhir.

LC1451
     LC1451.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-one years.

     LC1451.1

    Mag Uidhir came from Rome.

     LC1451.2

    Margaret, daughter of O'Cerbháill, wife of O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. the Calbhach, died.

     LC1451.3

    The monastery of Cabhan was burned by the Friar O'Mothlain.

LC1452
     LC1452.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-two years.

     LC1452.1

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Nechtan, the son of Toirdhelbhach-an-fhina, lord of Tir-Conaill, and of Cenel-Moain, and Inis-Eoghain, a brave, protecting man, and the arbiter of war and peace of the North, and who had brought many neighbouring territories under his power, was slain by the sons of Niall O'Domhnaill, his own brother, in the darkness of night, on the festival of Brenainn exactly, after having been eighteen years in the lordship of Tir-Conaill with the palm of wealth and victory.

LC1453
     LC1453.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-three years.

     LC1453.1

    Mac p.163 Mathghamhna died, i.e. Aedh Ruadh, son of Rughraidhe; and Fedhlim, son of Brian Mac Mathghamhna, was made king over Oirghiall .

LC1454
     LC1454.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-four years.

     LC1454.1

    Rughraihde, son of Nechtan O'Domhnaill, was unfortunately killed with one cast of a stone flung out from the castle of Inis, by Domhnall, son of Nechtan O'Domhnaill, after Rughraidhe had previously been two years in the sovereignty of Tir-Conaill.

     LC1454.2

    Brian, son of Conchobhar O'Raighilligh, died.

LC1455
     LC1455.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-five years.

     LC1455.1

    O'Neill was made king over Tir-Eoghain, i.e. Henry, son of Eoghan, son of Niall Og.

LC1456
     LC1456.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-six years.

     LC1456.1

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Domhnall, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, was slain by the sons of Nechtan O'Domhnaill, at Tech-Baithin, this year, after having been two years in the lordship of Tir-Conaill with the palm of authority and rule; and Aedh Ruadh, the son of Niall O'Domhnaill, was taken prisoner this year; and Toirdhelbhach Cairbrech, son of Nechtan, was proclaimed king.

     LC1456.2

    O'Neill died, i.e. Eoghan the son of Niall.

LC1457
     LC1457.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-seven years.

     LC1457.1

    O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. the Calbhach, the Gaeidhel of greatest bounty and nobility, and the most powerful against Foreigners and Gaeidhel in Erinn, and who destroyed most about them in his time, died.

     LC1457.2

    Mac Samhradhain, i.e. Thomas, died. O'Ruairc, i.e. Lochlainn, died.

     LC1457.3

    Art, son of Eoghan O'Neill, died.

     LC1457.4

    The victory of the Graine was gained by Mag Uidhir over Lochlainn, the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, i.e. O'Ruairc.

 p.165
LC1458
     LC1458.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-eight years.

     LC1458.1

    Mac William Burk, i.e. Edmond, died.

     LC1458.2

    The Baron of Dealbhna, i.e. James Nugent, died.

     LC1458.3

    Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg,i.e. Tomaltach, son of Conchobhar, son of Aedh, (who was named Tomaltach-an-einigh), the choice of the Gaeidhel of Erinn, died: i.e. the man who never refused a guest or stranger for a night's entertainment, whilst he lived. A blessing with him.

LC1459
     LC1459.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-nine years.

     LC1459.1

    O'Briain, King of Tuadh-Mumha, died.

     LC1459.2

    Glaisne, son of Conchobhar O'Raighilligh, was slain by the sons of Rughraidhe Mac Mathghamhna.

LC1460
     LC1460.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty years.

     LC1460.1

    Aedh Ruadh O'Domhnaill, royal heir of Cenel-Conaill, was liberated from his captivity.

     LC1460.2

    Mac Samhradhain died, i.e. Eoghan.

LC1461
     LC1461.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-one years.

     LC1461.1

    A great defeat was inflicted at Cenn-Maghair, this year, on O'Domhnaill, i.e. Toirdhelbhach Cairbrech, by the sons of Niall O'Domhnaill; and O'Domhnaill was captured there, and was afterwards mutilated; and Aedh Ruadh, son of Niall Garbh, was made king in his place by the counsel of God and men.

     LC1461.2

    Fedhlim, son of Eoghan O'Neill, died.

     LC1461.3

    O'Conchobhair Donn died, i.e. Aedh. Tadhg, son of Cormac, son of Diarmaid Mac Carthaigh, died.

     LC1461.4

    Aenghus Macraith died.

     LC1461.5

    Mac Cathmhail died, i.e. Brian.

LC1462
     LC1462.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-two years.

     LC1462.1

    Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was killed by the Cenel-Eoghain this year.

     LC1462.2

    A monastery for Friars Minor was commenced in Monaghan in hoc anno.

LC1463
     LC1463.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-three years.

     LC1463.1

    The Earl of Des-Mumha, i.e. James, head of the Foreigners p.167 of the South, and the shrine of the hospitality and valour of the Geraldines, died in hoc anno.

     LC1463.2

    Tadhg, son of Eoghart O'Conchobhair, died this year.

     LC1463.3

    Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oiella, i.e. Tadhg son of Tomaltach Mor, mortuus est.

     LC1463.4

    Henry, the son of Fedhlim O'Raighilligh, was slain by Donnchadh Mag Uidhir.

LC1464
     LC1464.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-four years.

     LC1464.1

    Conn, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, royal heir of Cenel-Conaill, and Aenghus the son of Niall O'Domhnaill, were slain by Egnechan O'Domhnaill in Finn-druim.

     LC1464.2

    Tadhg, the son of Toirdhelbhach Ruadh O'Conchobhair, half-king of Connacht died, i.e. the most intelligent, learned man in Connacht in his own time.

LC1465
     LC1465.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-five years.

     LC1465.1

    Ir Mag Rannaill, i.e. the son of Cathal Ruadh, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1465.2

    Gormlaith Caemhanach, daughter of Mac Murchadha, wife of O'Neill, i.e. of Henry the son of Eoghan O'Neill, died.

     LC1465.3

    Mac Ribhertaigh died, i.e. Cuchonnacht.

LC1466
     LC1466.0

    The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-six years.

     LC1466.1

    The king of Tuadh-Mumha, i.e. Tadhg O'Briain, the torch of valour and prowess of Leth-Mogha, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1466.2

    A victory over the Foreigners by O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. Conn, the son of the Calbhach, in which John the son of Fitz-Thomas, and many more, were slain.

     LC1466.3

    The King of Oirghiall died, i.e. Fedhlim, son of Brian Mac Mathghamhna.

LC1467
     LC1467.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-seven years.

     LC1467.1

    The Earl of Des-Mumha, i.e. Thomas, the son of James, son of Earl Garrett, was killed in Droichet-atha by the new Justiciary.

     LC1467.2

    Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella., i.e. Ruaidhri, son of Conchobhar Mac Donnchadha, mortuus p.169 est in hoc anno.

     LC1467.3

    Mag Rannaill, i.e. Cathal Og, son of Cathal Ruadh, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1467.4

    O'Cathain, i.e. Maghnus, died in the same year.

     LC1467.5

    O'Ruairc, i.e. Tighernan, the head and guardian of the race of Aedh Finn, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1467.6

    The Gilla-dubh, son of Cormac Ballach, was killed by Maelsechlainn the son of Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Donnchadha.

     LC1467.7

    Mac Conmara, lord of Clann-Cuilen, i.e. John son of Maccon, son of Sida, mortuus est.

     LC1467.8

    Cathal, son of Cathal Ruadh Mag Rannaill, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1467.9

    Domhnall O'Mordha, King of Laighis, mortuus est.

     LC1467.10

    O'Cennedigh Donn, i.e. John son of Thomas, half-king of Ur-Mumha, mortuus est.

     LC1467.11

    O'Maille, i.e. Tadhg son of Diarmaid, mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1467.12

    O'Maelchonaire, i.e. Torna the son of Mailin, mortuus est.

     LC1467.13

    The King of Oirghiall died, i.e. Eoghan, son of Rughraidhe.

     LC1467.14

    The victory of Cros-Maighe-Croinn by Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Ulick Ruadh, son of Ulick-an-fhina, over O'Cellaigh, and over Richard Burk, in which a great many persons fell.

     LC1467.15

    O'Cellaigh of Ui-Maine died, i.e. Aedh the son of Brian.

     LC1467.16

    O'Raighilligh, i.e. Cathal, son of Eoghan, died a fortnight before Christmas.

LC1468
     LC1468.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-eight years.

     LC1468.1

    Mac Carthaigh Mor, i.e. Domhnall, son of Tadhg, son of Domhnall Og mortuus est in hoc anno.

     LC1468.2

    The same man's wife, i.e. Sadhbh, daughter of UIick, son of Rickard Og, died.

     LC1468.3

    O'Cellaigh, Lord of Ui-Maine, i.e. Aedh, son of William, son of Maelsechlainn, died.

     LC1468.4

    The Earl of Des-Mumha, i.e. Thomas son of James, son of Garrett, was beheaded in Droichet-atha.

     LC1468.5

    Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella died,i.e. Ruaidhri son of Conchobhar.

     LC1468.6

    Mag Rannaill, i.e. Cathal, died.

     LC1468.7

    O'Raighilligh's town, and the monastery of the p.171 Cabhan, were buried by Foreigners.

     LC1468.8

    Torna O'Maelchonaire died.

     LC1468.9

    O'Cathain died, i.e. Maghnus.

LC1469
     LC1469.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and sixty-nine years.

     LC1469.1

    O'Cerbhaill, i.e. Donnchadh, son of Tadhg, son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, mortuus est.

     LC1469.2

    Brian Mainech, son of Donnchaih, son of Aedh by Edmond Mag Uidhir, and by the sons of Philip Mag Uidhir. Eoghan, the son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, was slain by the sons of the same Philip.

     LC1469.3

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh Ruadh, into Lower Connacht, and their hostages were received by him; and he took the army of Lower Connacht with him towards Mac William Burk; and they all went from thence to Clann-Rickard, and the Machaire riabhach, and Baile-an chláir, i.e. Mac William's town, were burned by them.

     LC1469.4

    Mac William and O'Briain came with them, and the son of O'Conchobhair of Corcumruaidh was slain by them; and O'Domhnaill went home with triumph.

     LC1469.5

    O'Gadhra died, i.e. Eoghan, the son of Tornaltach; and Eoghan Og, died.

LC1470
     LC1470.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy years.

     LC1470.1

    The son of O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. Tadhg, the son of the Calbhach, son of Murchadh, died suddenly.

     LC1470.2

    O'Conchobhair of Corcumruaidh, i.e. Conchobhar, the son of Brian Og, was ill-advisedly killed in the Leth-innsi, by the sons of his own brother, viz., by the sons of Donnchadh O'Conchobhair.

     LC1470.3

    Philip, son of Thomas, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died.

     LC1470.4

    Ruaidhri Bacach O'Neill was killed at Tobrail, by the sons of Art, and the sons of Brian Og.

     LC1470.5

    A defeat was given by the sons of O'Neill, i.e. the sons of Henry to the sons of Art, and the Sons of Brian Og, in which Henry, the Son of Art, was slain, and Art O'Neill, and Toirdhelbach Ruadh, son of Brian Og, were wounded.

     p.173
     LC1470.6

    Mac Donnchaidh of the Corann, i.e. Brian son of Tadhg, was killed by Mac Donnchaidh of Tir-Oilella, i.e. Tadhg son of Brian.

LC1471
     LC1471.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-one years.

     LC1471.1

    Tadhg, son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Murchadh-na-raithnigh, Lord of Aradh, died.

     LC1471.2

    The castle of Oghmagh, was taken by O'Neill, i.e. Henry the son of Eoghan, who drove the descendants of Art to Tir-Conaill.

     LC1471.3

    Ruaidhri, the son of Donnchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, was slain by Colla, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir. Donnchadh Og, son of Donnchadh, son of Aedh, pursued Colla, and slew Colla and his son.

     LC1471.4

    Aedh, son of Brian, son of Philip-na-tuaighe-Mag Uidhir, died.

LC1472
     LC1472.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-two years.

     LC1472.1

    O'Cathain, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Maghnus O'Cathain, died.

     LC1472.2

    Mac Suibhne of Fanad, i.e. Maelmuire, was killed in the defeat of the Tapadhan.

     LC1472.3

    The sons of Mag Raghnaill, viz.; Conchobhar, and Maelsechlainn, and Cathal Og, died.

     LC1472.4

    Godfrey O'Cathain, and Cormac Mac Uibhilín, and Rughraidhe Mac Uibhilín, died.

     LC1472.5

    O Drisceoil Mor, i.e. Finghin, died in his own house, after performing the pilgrimage of St. James; and his son, i.e. Tadhg the son of Finghin, died penitently before the end of a month after his father's death, after returning from the same pilgrimage.

     LC1472.6

    The town of Gaillimh was burned.

     LC1472.7

    Mac Feorais died, i.e. Thomas. The monastery of the Friars Minors in Dun-na-ngall was begun the same year.

LC1473
     LC1473.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-three years.

     LC1473.1

    Donnchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, died.

     LC1473.2

    Ruaidhri, the son of Art O'Neill, died this year; and the harvest of p.175 the black day.

     LC1473.3

    O'Cennedigh i.e. Diarmaid, grandson of Tadhg, lord of Upper Ur-Mumha, died.

     LC1473.4

    Mig Eochagain, i. e. Cucocriche, lord of Cenel-Fiachaidh, was slain by the sons of Ferghal.

     LC1473.5

    Mathghamhana, son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Brian O'Briain, royal heir of Tuadh-Mumha, died this year.

     LC1473.6

    O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. Conn, son of the Calbhaob, son of Murchadh, held of the bounty and prowess of the Gaeidhel of Laighen, died in his own fortress.

     LC1473.7

    O'Mathghamhna of the Fonn-iartharach, i.e. Conchobhar, son of Diarmaid, son of Domhnall, son of Finghin, son of Diarmaid Mor, died penitently in his own fortress in Ardan-tennail.

     LC1473.8

    The son of O'hEdirsceoll Mor, i.e. Diarmaid, died.

     LC1473.9

    The son of Mac Carthaigh Mor. i.e. Cormac, son of Tadhg, son of Domhnall Og, tanist of Des-Mumha, died this year.

     LC1473.10

    The son of Mac Domhnaill of Alba, i.e. Gilla-esbuig, son of Alexander, son of Domhnall, son of John of Ilay, died in hoc anno.

     LC1473.11

    O'Conchobhair of Connacht died this year, i.e. Felim, son of Toirdhelbhach Og, half-king,of Ui-Muiredhaigh, who fell by the Síl-Cellaigh of Ath-liag.

LC1474
     LC1474.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-four years.

     LC1474.1

    O'Madadhain, i.e. Murchadh, the son of Eoghan, lord of Sil Anmchadha, died this year.

     LC1474.2

    The son of O'Briain, i.e. Tadhg son of Conchobhar, and Diarmaid, son of the Bishop O'Briain, encountered one another; and Tadhg laid his hand on Diarmaid, to apprehend him, and Diarmaid struck Tadhg with a sword, so that his brain protruded from the wound. Tadhg apprehended him, and afterwards protected him, and bore him off  p.177 a prisoner. And Tadhg died afterwards; and O'Briain hanged Diarmaid for the crime of his son's death; and these two who fell were much deplored by the Dal-Cais.

     LC1474.3

    The Bishop of Daire, i.e. Sir Nicholas, died.

LC1475
     LC1475.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-five years.

     LC1475.1

    Aedh, son of Nechtan O'Domhnaill, royal heir of Cenel-Conaill, was drowned in a cot at the mouth of the Banna.

     LC1475.2

    Aedh, son of Eoghan O'Neill, died this year.

     LC1475.3

    Mac Murchadha, King of Laighen, i.e. Domhnall Riabhach son of Gerald, received a fall by which his leg was broken; and his death ensued therefrom.

     LC1475.4

    O'Ferghail died, i.e. John, the son of Domhnall.

LC1476
     LC1476.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-six years.

     LC1476.1

    O'hUiginn, i.e. Brian, son of Ferghal Ruadh, head of the schools of Erinn and Alba, died this year.

     LC1476.2

    O'hEghra Riabhach, i.e. William, son of the Bishop, died this year.

LC1477
     LC1477.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-seven years.

     LC1477.1

    A hosting by O'Neill into Tir-Aedha, and the country was destroyed and burned by him.

     LC1477.2

    Aedh, son of Donnchadh, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, died.

     LC1477.3

    Brian, son of Conchobhar Og, son of Conchobhar Ruadh Mag Uidhir, died on Christmas night.

     LC1477.4

    A great plague came into the harbour of Es-Ruaidh, on which occasion many persons went into Tir-Conaill, and especially Mac-Bhaird.

LC1478
     LC1478.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-eight years.

     LC1478.1

    Cormac Mac Carthaigh was emasculated by the sons of Diarmaid-an-dunaidh.

     LC1478.2

    Mac-an-bhaird of Tir-Conaill, i.e. p.179 Godfrey, died of the plague this year.

     LC1478.3

    The Baron of Delbhna died of the plague.

     LC1478.4

    Great wind in this year, soon after Christmas.

     LC1478.5

    Mac Rithbhertaigh, i.e. Cithruadh, died.

     LC1478.6

    O'Cobhthaigh, i.e. Muirchertach Baccach, died.

     LC1478.7

    Great dissension grew up between the Clann-Maelruanaidh and all Magh-Luirg. Mac Diarmada, i.e. Conchobhar, the son of Conchobhar Mac Diarmada, and his own kinsmen, i.e. the family of Conchobhar Mac Diarmada, and Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caedh Mac Diarmada, i.e. tanist of Magh-Luirg at that time, rose against each other; and the best territory in Erinn of its own size was destroyed by them respectively. Mac Diarmada and his kinsmen brought Mac William Burk, i.e. Rickard O'Cuairseidh, Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada's part of the country, and observed neither covenant nor equality towards him. The country was destroyed by Mac William, both church and territory; and he did no good in the country; but he destroyed it, and left it unquiet on his departure. Sligech was occupied on this occasion by Mac William, who left his son in its wardship. After the departure of Mac William out of Magh-Luirg, however, and after he had been three nights at Ard-Laodhach, wasting and plundering the churches and the artisans of Mac Diarmada, Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada came into the country, and placed his creaghts around Ard-Carna, and from thence to Buill on every side; and he himself went upon Cruachan, and was proclaimed lord in the face of Conchobhar, son of Conchobhar Mac Diarmada. And the Rock was afterwards taken by him; and he was in the government of the country from thenceforth. And Mac Diarmada's only son, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Conchobhar Mac Diarmada, was killed on the Rock, moreover, on this occasion, by a shot of an arrow.

LC1479
     LC1479.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and seventy-nine years.

 p.181
LC1480
     LC1480.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty years.

     LC1480.1

    Eoghan, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, royal heir of Tir-Conaill, was killed this year by Egnechan, son of Nechtan O'Domhnaill, in Cluain-Laegh, in treachery.

     LC1480.2

    Mac Maghnusa of the Senadh, i.e. Cathal Og, died.

     LC1480.3

    Rudhraidhe, son of Rudhraidhe, son of Nechtan O'Domhnaill, was slain by the sons of Niall O'Domhnaill.

     LC1480.4

    Ferghal Mac Eochadha died.

     LC1480.5

    Eoghan, grandson of Art, died.

LC1481
     LC1481.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-one years.

     LC1481.1

    Toirdhelbhach Mag Uidhir was slain, in treachery, by the sons of Donnchadh Og, son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir.

     LC1481.2

    O'Neill, i.e. Conn, was taken prisoner this year.

     LC1481.3

    Mac Conmidhe, i.e. Conchobhar Ruadh, an eminent poet, died this year.

     LC1481.4

    Brian, son of Felim O'Raighilligh, died.

     LC1481.5

    Slaine, daughter of O'Briain, wife of Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. of Ulick Ruadh, son of Ulick-an-fhiona, the general patroness of the learned and destitute of Erinn, died.

LC1482
     LC1482.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-two years.

     LC1482.1

    Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, son of Brian Ballach O'Neill, royal torch of the hospitality and humanity, liberality and generosity, of the entire North, died this year.

     LC1482.2

    Diarmaid, son of William, son of the Bishop O'hEghra, was killed by the sons of O'hEghra Buidhe.

     LC1482.3

    Donnchadh Og Mag Uidhir was killed by a shot of an arrow.

LC1483
     LC1483.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-three years.

     LC1483.1

    The bishop of Clochar died, i.e. Rossa, son of Thomas Og Mag Uidhir.

     LC1483.2

    O'Fialain died, i.e. John, the son of Eoghan.

     LC1483.3

    O'Cianain died, i.e. Ruaidhri son of Tadhg.

     LC1483.4

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh Ruadh, went with an army into Machaire-Oirghiall, and Aedh Og, son of Aedh Buidhe, went there p.183 with another army; and the Srad-baile was burned by them; and O'Domhnaill reached home safely.

LC1484
     LC1484.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-four years.

     LC1484.1

    The defeat of Moin-Laghradhi. in this year.

     LC1484.2

    Mac Mathghamhna, i.e. Redmond, the son of Rudhraidhe, son of Ardghal Mor, died in Droichet-atha, after long captivity.

     LC1484.3

    Murchadh son of O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. the son of Cathair, was killed by a shot of an arrow.

     LC1484.4

    The Bishop of Daire died, i.e. Sir Nicholas.

LC1485
     LC1485.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-five years.

     LC1485.1

    Aedh Og, son of Aedh Buidhe O'Neill, royal heir of the descendants of Brian Ballach, died.

     LC1485.2

    The King of the Saxons, i.e. King Richard, was slain in battle; and fifteen hundred were slain along with him.

     LC1485.3

    The defeat of the Muaidh was given by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh Ruadh, to the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of the province of Connacht.

     LC1485.4

    Gilla-Patraic O'hUiginn mortuus est.

     LC1485.5

    Mac William Burk, or Mac William of Clann-Rickard, Ulick, died this year.

     LC1485.6

    The Barrach died.

     LC1485.7

    O'Suillebhain Berre died.

     LC1485.8

    O'Baighill resigned his lordship, and his son, i.e. Niall the son of Toirdhelbhach, was appointed in his place.

     LC1485.9

    Art-an-bhogain O'Conchobhair was slain by his own brother, i.e. by Cathair.

LC1486
     LC1486.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-six years.

     LC1486.1

    Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Ruaidhri Og, the son of Ruaidhri Caech, son of Aedh, i.e. a man of great bounty, great expenditure, and great wealth, died on the Rock; and Conchobhar, p.185 son of Cormac, son of Tomaltach-an-oinigh, was made king in his place.

     LC1486.2

    Mag Raghnaill, i.e. Tadhg the son of Cathal, died.

     LC1486.3

    Maelechlainn and Ruaidhri, the two sons of Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oileila, were slain by the sons of Domhnall Cam, the son of Mac Donnchadha.

     LC1486.4

    John Buidhe, son of Eoghan, son of Niall Og O'Neill, died.

     LC1486.5

    Domhnall Og Mac Cartain, a most hospitable man, mortuus est.

     LC1486.6

    The Barrach Mor was killed.

LC1487
     LC1487.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-seven years.

     LC1487.1

    O'Raighilligh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of John, son of Eoghan O'Raighilligh, died.

     LC1487.2

    Brian, the son of Brian Ballach, son of Oedh, son of Felim O'Conchobhair, died.

     LC1487.3

    O'Maelconaire, i.e. Sigradh, son of John Ruadh, died.

     LC1487.4

    O'Maelsechlainn, i.e. Laighnech, son of Corc, son of Cormac Ballach, was killed by Conn, the son of Art, son of Conn, son of Cormac Ballach O'Maelechlainn.

     LC1487.5

    Brian, son of Eoghan, son of Niall Og O'Neill, died.

     LC1487.6

    John, son of Conchobhar Mac Aedhagain, died.

     LC1487.7

    Aedh, son of Brian, son of Ferghal Ruadh O'hUiginn, died.

     LC1487.8

    Mac Goisdelbh, i.e. John, died.

     LC1487.9

    The Dalton, i.e. Edmond, son of Piers, died.

LC1488
     LC1488.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-eight years.

     LC1488.1

    Domhnall, son of Domhnall, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, was hanged by Aodh, son of Aedh Ruadh, this year.

     LC1488.2

    Maelmuire, son of Tadhg Og O'hUiginn, an eminent poet, died this year.

     LC1488.3

    Domhnall Gorm, son of Alexander, son of Mac Domhnall, was slain by the sons of the Abbot, son of Alexander.

     LC1488.4

    O'Collaigh died, i.e. Maelsechlainn, the son of Aedh, son of Brian.

     LC1488.5

    O'Flannagain of Tuath-ratha, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Gilla-Iosa, died.

     LC1488.6

    O'Tuathail, i.e. Edmond, was killed by the sons of Tadhg O'Cerbhaill.

     LC1488.7

    Tadhg, the son of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh O'Conchobhair, died.

     LC1488.8

    Mag Uidhir died, i.e. Edmond, son of p.187 Thomas Og.

     LC1488.9

    The King of Alba, i.e. James Stewart, was killed in battle by his own son, i.e. James.

     LC1488.10

    Brian, son of Aedh Buidhe O'Neill, died of the galar breac.

     LC1488.11

    Mac-an-bhaird of Oirghiall died, i.e. Nuadha.

LC1489
     LC1489.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and eighty-nine years.

     LC1489.1

    O'Neill, i.e. Henry, the son of Eoghan, died.

     LC1489.2

    O'Baighill, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Niall Ruadh, mortuus est.

     LC1489.3

    O'Fialain i.e. Eoghan Og, and Aithirne O'hEoghusa, died.

     LC1489.4

    Mac Uibhilín, i.e. Senicin Ruadh, was killed by Walter Mac Uibhilín.

     LC1489.5

    Sethraigh Mac Gilla-Patraic, King of Osraidhe, died.

     LC1489.6

    O'Cerbhaill, i.e. John, son of Maelruanaidh, died.

     LC1489.7

    The son of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Felim Finn, of his years the best man of his tribe, was killed by the sons of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech, viz., by Tadhg and Cormac, in Cairgin-riabhach of Clann-Faghartaigh.

     LC1489.8

    The Calbhach, son of O'Domhnaill, died.

     LC1489.9

    Diarmaid, son of Tadhg, son of Domnnall Og Mac Carthaigh, was slain by the Earl of Des-Mumha, i.e. Maurice, the son of James.

     LC1489.10

    O'Fialain, i.e. Eoghan Og, the son of Eoghan, died.

LC1490
     LC1490.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety years.

     LC1490.1

    Toirdhelbhach, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Baighill, died this year, after having been thrown from a horse.

     LC1490.2

    Mac Domhnaill of Alba, i.e. the young Lord, the best man in Erinn, or in Alba, in his time, was unfortunately slain by an Irish harper, i.e. Diarmaid Cairbrech, in his own chamber.

     LC1490.3

    The Dillon, i.e. Edmond, son of Thomas, son of Garrett, died.

     LC1490.4

    O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Fedhlim p.189 Finn, the son of Tadhg O'Conchobhair, a warlike, martial, corrective man, possessed of numerous preys, died the same year.

     LC1490.5

    O'Cathain, i.e. John, the son of Diarmaid, son of Aibhne, was captured by a ship that came from Alba.

LC1491
     LC1491.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand four hundred, and ninety-one years.

     LC1491.1

    Fedhlim, son of Aedh, son of Eoghan O'Neill, was killed by Brian, son of Redmond, son of Rudhraidhe Mac Mathghamhna.

     LC1491.2

    O'Raighilligh died this year, i.e. John, the son of Toirdhelbhach; and John, the son of Cathal, was proclaimed O'Raighilligh.

LC1492
     LC1492.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety-two years.

     LC1492.1

    The Baron of Slaine, i.e. James Plemenn, died of a sweating plague.

     LC1492.2

    A portion of the wood of the Holy Cross was found in Rome, buried in the ground, i.e. the board that was over the head of the Cross, on which was written Jesus Nazarenus rex Judaeorum; and it was found written in the same place that it was Helena who had buried it.

     LC1492.3

    The head of the lance with which Longinus wounded the body of Christ was sent to Rome, in this year, by the sovereign of the Turks.

     LC1492.4

    Finghin O'Mathuna died.

     LC1492.5

    Mac Gillafinnen died, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Brian.

     LC1492.6

    Magrath, comharb of Termon-Diabheog, i.e. Diarmaid, the son of Marcus, son of Maurice, son of Nicholas, son of Andrias, died.

     LC1492.7

    Tadhg Cam O'Cleirigh, historian of Cenel-Conaill, died.

     LC1492.8

    Aenghus Mac-an-Ultaigh, a Friar Minor, died.

     LC1492.9

    Mac Conmara, i.e. Cumhedha, the son of John, died.

     LC1492.10

    The Calbhach, son of O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. son of Cathair, was killed by Master Gart.

     LC1492.11

    John Buidhe, son of Eoghan Mac Mathghamhna, died.

     LC1492.12

    Godfrey O'Cathain was killed by Walter Mac Uibhilín.

     LC1492.13

    Cormac, p.191 son of Diarmaid; son of Ruaidhri Caech, and his son Diarmaid Riabhach, were slain by the sons of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech, in Gardha-na-coilledh-amhreidhe.

LC1493
     LC1493.0

    The kalends of January; and the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety-three years.

     LC1493.1

    O'Neill, i.e. Conn, the son of Henry, was killed by his own brother, i.e. Henry Og; and Henry Og assumed the sovereignty of Tir-Eoghain.

     LC1493.2

    Finnghuala, daughter of the Caibhach O'Conchobhair, a charitable, humane woman, of the greatest reputation in her time, died this year.

     LC1493.3

    Mac Clonmidhe, i.e. Tadhg, mortuus est.

     LC1493.4

    Brian, son of Niall Gallda, son of Brian Ballach O'Neill, was slain by Brian, the son of Muirchertach Mag Aenghusa, in retaliation for his father.

LC1494
     LC1494.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety-four years.

     LC1494.1

    O'Domhnaill's daughter, i.e. the Inghen-dubh, the wife of Niall, son of Conn, died this year.

     LC1494.2

    John son of Eoghan, son of Niall Garbh O'Domhnaill, a most eminent gentleman in his own capacity, was taken prisoner by the descendants of Donnchadh O'Gallchubhair, and surrendered to Conn, son of Aedh Ruadh; and he was hanged without delay by Conn.

     LC1494.3

    Domhnall, son of Eoghan Conchobhair, lord of Sligech, and from the mountain down, was killed by the sons of Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, in the bawn of the castle of Bun-fine.

     LC1494.4

    The Ferghail died, i.e. John mac, the son of John.

     LC1494.5

    Owen Bernach, the son of Maelmhuire Mac Suibhne, was killed by Tadhg, the son of Conn, son of Domhnall O'Neill.

     LC1494.6

    The son of Mac William Burk was slain this year near the castle of Sligech, i.e. William, son of Rickard, son of Edmond, son of Thomas Burk.

 p.193
LC1495
     LC1495.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety-five years.

     LC1495.1

    The defeat of the Ceidech-drainech was given to the lord of Sligech, i.e. to Felim, the son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, by O'Domhnaill, i.e. by Aedh Ruadh.

     LC1495.2

    Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Brian, son of Conchobhar, was killed by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh Ruadh, son of Niall Garbh, at Bel-an-droichit. O'Dubhda, i.e. Eoghan Caech son of Ruaidhri, was also killed there; and Brian Caech, son of Tadhg, son of Eoghain O'Conchobhair, and Tadhg, son of Domhnall, son of Eoghan, were furthermore slain there. O'Gadhra was taken prisoner there, i.e. Diarmaid, the son of Eoghan. A great many besides of the nobles of Lower Connacht were killed and drowned there.

     LC1495.3

    Mac William of Clann-Rickard went into Lower Connacht, and all that O'Domhnaill had not previously destroyed was entirely destroyed by him.

     LC1495.4

    Tomaltach, the son of Cormac Ballach, died.

     LC1495.5

    O'Duibhgennain of Cill-Ronain, i.e. Dubhtach, son of Maelechlainn, son of Matthew Glas, a most eminent historian and poet, died.

     LC1495.6

    O'Domhnaill went this year to the king of Alba's house.

     LC1495.7

    Mac Samhradhain, i.e. Fedhlim, was drowned; and Domhnall Bernach was proclaimed Mac Samradhain in his place.

     LC1495.8

    Mac-an-bhaird, i.e. Aedh, died.

LC1496
     LC1496.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety-six years.

     LC1496.1

    Mag Uidhir, i.e. John, was taken prisoner in Termon-Magraith by Conn, the son of Aedh Ruadh O'Domhnaill; and a great many horses and spoils were taken from Aedh, O'Domhnaill and Mag Uidhir in this defeat.

     LC1496.2

    O' Mathghamhna of the Fonn-iartharach, i.e. Finghen, general p.195 supporter of the humanity and hospitality of the West of Mumha, and the most learned man of his time in Latin and English, died this year.

     LC1496.3

    Glaisne, son of of Redmond, son of Rughraidhe Mac Mathghamhna, was slain by Gilla-Patraic, the son of Aedh Og, son of Aedh, Ruadh, at the castle of Muinechan.

     LC1496.4

    O'Dubhda, Dubh, i.e. William, the son of Domhnall Ballach, died.

     LC1496.5

    O'Flannagain of Tuathratha died, i.e. Gilbert, son of Cormac, son of Gilla-Isa.

     LC1496.6

    Mac Samhradhain, i.e. Domhnall Bernach, son of Thomas, son of Ferghal, was killed in treachery.

     LC1496.7

    Mac Suibhne of Tir-Boghaine, i.e. Maelmuire, died.

     LC1496.8

    The son of Sir Edward Eustace died, i.e. Roland.

     LC1496.9

    O'Ferghail died, i.e. Rughraidhe, the son of Cathal.

     LC1496.10

    Cedach was proclaimed O'Ferghail.

LC1497
     LC1497.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday. The age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety-seven years.

     LC1497.1

    Egnechan, the son of Nechtan O'Domhnaill, royal heir of Cenel-Conaill, the man who experienced the most of his country's adversity, in connexion with the chief command, and by whom his enemies fell in greatest number, was killed by Conn, the son of Aedh Ruadh O'Domhnaill, in O'Domhnaill's own fortress.

     LC1497.2

    Aedh Ruadh O'Domhnaill resigned his sovereignty, through the dissensions of his own sons.

     LC1497.3

    Conn, the son of Aedh Ruadh, assumed the lordship of Tir-Conaill in the place of his father.

     LC1497.4

    A very great hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Conn, accompanied by the Conallian chiefs, into Connacht. All the race of Brian Laighnech, moreover, went with them across Corrsliabh-na-Seghsa, and into Magh-Luirg in Daghda. Then it was that Mac Diarmiad, i.e. Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mhic Diarmada, assembled his kindred and his own sons from all quarters, and as many as he got to join him of the Síl-Muiredhaigh, and of the chiefs of the Tuatha of Connacht, so that there were eighteen corps p.197 of good troops of one accord. And they proceed to meet O'Domhnaill in Corr-sliabh; but this powerful, battle-numerous, multitude did not restrain O'Domhnaill. Then it was that these two great armies advanced towards each other about Corr-sliabh; and they attempted not to separate from each other until a great number of their heroes and warriors fell in that fight. O'Domhnaill was defeated on this occasion, however, and eight hundred of his people, or more, were slain; and Fedhlim, the son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, i.e. half-king of Connacht from Corr-sliabh to Drobhais, was taken prisoner there; and the two Mac Suibhnes were taken prisoners there. And the quantity of spoils of arms, horses, clothing, and all kinds of weapons and battle-dresses besides, that were captured there on this occasion, cannot be calculated or over-reckoned. And O'Domhnaill himself escaped from this defeat, through the effect of his courage, and the strength of his arm. And Mac Diarmada carried off his captives, and his numerous spoils, after gaining triumph. And the ransom which Mac Diarmada exacted from Felim, the son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, was, viz., the Clann-Maelruanaidh's share of the fifth of Cuan-Sligigh, and the sons of Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Donnchadha, as sureties for the fulfilment of this, on pain of the forfeiture of six score milch cows.

     LC1497.5

    And in a short time afterwards O'Neill, i.e. Henry Og O'Neill, went into Tir-Conaill with an innumerable host, and the country was entirely destroyed by him. And O'Domhnaill came up with him; and the defeat of Bél-átha-doire was given to O'Domhnaill, and he himself, i.e. Conn, fell there, and a great many more along with him: and the sons of O'Domhnaill, viz., Domhnall and Niall Garbh, were taken prisoners; and Niall died in captivity; and Aedh Ruadh p.199 O'Domhnaill assumed his own sovereignty the second time, by the will of God and men.

     LC1497.6

    Aedh, the son of Aedh Ruadh, was released from captivity this year.

     LC1497.7

    Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Conchobhar, son of Cormac, son of Tomaltach-an-einigh, was killed by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, at Cuirrech-O'Guanradh.

     LC1497.8

    Mac Donnchadha of the Corann, i.e. Brian, the son of Maelruanaidh, son of Tomaltach, died.

     LC1497.9

    Great famine throughout Erinn in hoc anno.

     LC1497.10

    Ailinora, daughter of the Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. the wife of O'Neill, i.e. Conn, the son of Henry, son of Eoghan, died.

     LC1497.11

    Domhnall, son of Aedh Og, son of Aedh Buidhe, was killed by John Dubh, son of Domhnall.

LC1498
     LC1498.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety-eight years.

     LC1498.1

    O'Neill, i.e. Henry Og, the son of Henry, son of Eoghan, lord of Cenel-Eoghain, a man full of dignity and high prosperity, was slain in Doirín-in-fiadha by the sons of Conn O'Neill, in revenge of their father.

     LC1498.2

    O'Cathain, i.e. John son of Aibhne, a man of general hospitality towards the poets and learned men of Erinn, died in hoc anno.

     LC1498.3

    Domhnall, son of Nechtan O'Domhnaill, died of the galar brec.

     LC1498.4

    O'Briain, i.e. the Gilla-dubh O'Briain, died.

     LC1498.5

    The victory of Cross-Caibhenaigh over O'Neill, i.e. Domhnall, son of Henry, son of Eoghan; and Feidhlim, the son of Henry Og, fell in the counter-wounding of that victory.

     LC1498.6

    O'Cuirnin, i.e. the ollamh of the men of Breifne, Conchobhar Carrach, {i.e. the chief poet of the O'Ruaircs and O'Raighillighs}, died.

LC1499
     LC1499.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, four hundred, and ninety-nine years.

     LC1499.1

    A great deed was committed by the King of Alba whose name was James Stuart, viz.:—he hanged John Mor p.201 Mac Domhnaill, king of Innsi-Gall, and John Cathanach, and Alexander Ballagh, on the same gallows.

     LC1499.2

    Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech, the guardian of the fame of his own high family for nobility, and hospitality, and dignity, and the protector of the Síl-Muiredhaigh and men of Connacht, died after triumphing over the world and the devil.

     LC1499.3

    Cormac, son of Domhnall, son of Brian O'hUiginn, was violently killed with one shot of an arrow by the Clann-Feorais this year.

     LC1499.4

    Richard Og, son of Richard O'Cuairsceith, was killed on the same day, i.e. the Wednesday after Whitsuntide.

LC1500
     LC1500.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand five hundred years.

     LC1500.1

    O'Ruairc, i.e. Felim, died in hoc anno.

     LC1500.2

    Thomas, the son of Brian, son of Philip-na-tuaidhe Mag Uidhir, was slain by the sons of Thomas Og, son of Thomas Og, son of Thomas Mor Mag Uidhir.

     LC1500.3

    O'Brain of Laighis was killed; i.e. Cathair, the son of Dunlang.

     LC1500.4

    The Barry Mór was killed by his own brother, i.e. David Barry.

     LC1500.5

    The bishop of Doire died, i.e. Domhnall O'Fallamhain, a friar minor.

LC1501
     LC1501.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, five hundred and one years.

     LC1501.1

    The victory of Sliabh-Betha by Aedh, son of Redmond Mac Mathghamhna, in which Thomas Og, the son of Thomas Og Mag Uidhir, was killed, with an innumerable slaughter about him.

     LC1501.2

    Rughraidhe, son of Cathair, son of Conn, son of the Calbhach, i.e. son of O'Conchobhair Failghe, died.

     LC1501.3

    Niall, son of Art O'Neill, died.

     LC1501.4

    The Castle of Sligech was taken by means of a ladder, i.e. by the sons of Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh O'Conchobhair; and the Calbhach Caech, son of Domhnall, son of Eoghan, was killed there; and John, the son of Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach, fell that night by the p.203 Calbhach.

     LC1501.5

    Aibhne, the son of O'Cathain, was killed by Brian Finn O'Cathain.

     LC1501.6

    Toirdhelbhach, the son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan O'Neill, was killed by Mac Mathghamhna, i.e. Rossa, the son of Maghnus.

LC1502
     LC1502.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, five hundred and two years.

     LC1502.1

    The defeat of Tulach-finn was given by the sons of Niall O'Baighill to O'Baighill. O'Baighill himself, i.e. Niall, and his two sons, viz., Rughraidhe and Domhnall Ballagh, and a great number of his people, were slain in it.

     LC1502.2

    Two abbots who were at issue regarding the abbacy of Es-Ruaidh, viz., Art O'Gallchubhair, and John O'Loisde, died this year during one day and night.

     LC1502.3

    Domhnall, son of Brian O'hUiginn, tutor of the schools of Erinn in poetry, died in hoc anno.

LC1503
     LC1503.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, five hundred and three years.

     LC1503.1

    The son of O'Domhnaill, i.e. Donnchadh, son of Aedh Ruadh, was mutilated by his own brother, i.e. Domhnall, with the consent of his own father, and by his advice.

     LC1503.2

    Mac William Burk, i.e. Tibbot son of Walter, died.

     LC1503.3

    The defeat of Bel-atha-na-ngarbhán was given by Rickard Burk and his kinsmen to Mac William Iochtair and the Mainechs, in which Ruaidhri Mor Mac Suibhne was slain.

LC1504
     LC1504.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, five hundred, and four years.

     LC1504.1

    The overthrow of Cnoc-tuagh was given this year; viz., Earl Garrett, Justicary of Erinn, mustered the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of the province of Laighen, and of Leth-Chuinn, and advanced into Clann-Rickard; and Mac William of Clann-Rickard, and O'Briain, assembled another great army, and came to Cnoc-tuagh to meet them; and a battle was fought there between them, in which a large number of chiefs of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel were slain; so that no battle equal to it was fought in the late time between Foreigners and p.205 Gaeidhel.

     LC1504.2

    Maghnus, son of Brian Mac Donnchadha, i.e. abbot of the monastery of the Trinity on Loch-Cé, a man who was the preserving shrine and casket of the bounty and prowess of Erinn, and the man who, of all that had come down from Tomaltach-na-Cairge, had given and presented most to poets and musicians, and to men of every craft, died at Cill-Duibhdhúin, et sepultus est in Trinity-Island on Loch-Cé and this death of Mac Donnchadha's son is a decapitating blow to the learned of Erinn.

     LC1504.3

    Conchobhar, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarimada, i.e. the illustrious, energetic royal-heir of his high sept, i.e. the most powerfu1 and renowned prince that came of his nation for a long time, was slain by the descendants of Tomaltach-an-enigh, the son of Conchobhar Mac Diarimada, in Bealach-nan-urmhointech.

     LC1504.4

    Maelechlainn Mac Donnchadha, the son of Murchadh, died in hoc anno.

LC1505
     LC1505.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, five hundred, and five years.

     LC1505.1

    Aedh Ruadh, son of Niall Gaibla O'Domhnaill, i.e. the Gaeidhel who obtained the greatest power and sway of all that came of the race of Niall-nai-ghiallagh, and full moon of hospitality and nobility of the North—a man to whom the Feara-Manach, and the Cenel-Moain, and Lower Connacht, gave hostages—died this year; and it is not too much to say that there was not in Erinn, during his time, any Foreigner or Gaeidhel more powerful over Leth-Chuinn than he. And three weeks before Lammas he died, after unction and penitence, in Dun-na-ngall, after having been forty-four years in the sovereignty of Tir-Conaill; and his son was made king in his place, i.e. Aedh Dubh, son of Aedh Ruadh.

     LC1505.2

    Finnghuala, daughter of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech, i.e. the wife of John, son of Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Donnchadha, died.

     LC1505.3

    Mac Cartaigh Riabhach, i.e. Finghin, died.

     LC1505.4

    Cairbre, son of Brian O'hUiginn, died of a sudden fit.

     LC1505.5

    Andrias Mag Craith died.

     LC1505.6

    John Burk was killed by the sons of Ulick Burk.

LC1506
     LC1506.0

    The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and six years.

     LC1506.1

    Mac Uibhilín, i.e. Walter, a man of general hospitality, and an excellent captain, was slain this year by Domhnall, son of John O'Cathain, and by the Clann-Bloscaidh.

     LC1506.2

    Páidín O'Maelchonaire, i.e. preceptor of the men of Erinn in poetry and history, died a sudden death this year—i.e. he lay down on his bed quite well, and was found dead in the morning.

     LC1506.3

    Domhnall O'Croidhen, i.e. a rich, humane merchant, died suddenly this year whilst hearing mass in the monastery of Dun-na-nGall.

     LC1506.4

    Conchobhar, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Donnchadha, was killed by Eoghan, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, in, Baile-an-dúin, this year.

LC1507
     LC1507.0

    The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and seven years.

     LC1507.1

    Mac Conmidhe, i.e. Solomon, the most eminent poet in Erinn, keeper of a general house of hospitality, and a man of great wealth, died in hoc anno.

     LC1507.2

    The monastery of Baile-an-dúin was begun by Thomas O'Ferghail.

     LC1507.3

    Felim Mac Uinnsionnáin died.

     LC1507.4

    Mag Craith, i.e. Thomas, died.

     LC1507.5

    O'Cuill, i.e. Cenn-faeladh, died.

     LC1507.6

    O'Dalaigh Finn, i.e. Godfrey, died.

     LC1507.7

    O'Dalaigh Cairbrech, i.e. Aenghus, died.

     LC1507.8

    O'Gerain, i.e. John: hi omnes poetae hoc anno in Christo dormierunt.

LC1508
     LC1508.0

    The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand; five hundred, and eight years.

     LC1508.1

    The castle of Inis-Sgeillionn was captured by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh Og, son of Aedh Ruadh; and Philip, son of Brian Mag Uidhir, broke down his own castle through fear of O'Domhnaill.

     LC1508.2

    Godfrey O'Cathain was killed by the p.209 descendants of Maghnus O'Cathain.

     LC1508.3

    The bishop of Achadh-Conaire, i.e. Thomas O'Conghalain, died.

     LC1508.4

    The bishop of Cluain-mic-Nois, Walter Blac, died.

     LC1508.5

    Tighernan Og, son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, was killed by John, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc.

LC1509
     LC1509.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and nine years.

     LC1509.1

    O'Neill, i.e. Domhnall, king of Tir-Eoghain, died in hoc anno; and Art, son of Aedh O'Neill, was made king in his place.

     LC1509.2

    O'Baighill, i.e. Edmond Buidhe, son of Níall O'Baighill, was killed with one cast of a spear by Conchobhar Og O'Baighill, in a nocturnal encounter, exactly in Luachrus.

     LC1509.3

    Philip, son of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, died.

     LC1509.4

    Eoghan, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, died.

     LC1509.5

    Art, son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan O'Neill, was taken prisoner by Art-in-chaisléin, son of Níall, son of Art, and surrendered to O'Domhnaill.

LC1510
     LC1510.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and ten years.

     LC1510.1

    O'Fialáin, i.e. Ferghal, son of Eoghan, a most eminent poet, died.

     LC1510.2

    Eoghan, son of Brian O'hUiginn, preceptor of the Gaeidhel in poetry, died.

     LC1510.3

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh Og, son of Aedh Ruadh, went to Rome in the middle of his prosperity and age, in hoc anno.

     LC1510.4

    A hosting into the province of Mumha by Garrett, Earl of Cill-dara, accompanied by the chiefs of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Laighen, on which occasion he erected a castle at Carraig-Cital, in spite of the Gaeidhel of Mumha. O'Domhnaill follows him, with a small band, through Midhe, and from thence to Mumha; and they march into Ealla, and take the castle of Cenn-tuirc, and plunder the district. And they proceed into great Des-Mumha, and take the castle of the Pailís, and the castle of Cois-Mainge; and they return back safely into the county of Luimnech. They afterwards reassemble an army, and collect the Geraldines of Mumha, with James, the son of the Earl of Des-Mumha, and p.211 the other Foreigners of Mumha; and Mac Carthaigh Riabhach, and Cormac Og, son of Cormac, son of Tadhg; and the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Midhe and Laighen. They go to Luimnech. Toirdhelbhach, son of Tadhg O'Briain, king of Tuadh-Mumha, and Mac Conmara, the Síl-Aedha, and the Clann-Rickard, assemble another great army against them. And the Earl proceeds with his army through Bealach-na-fadhbaidhe, and through Bealach-a-gamhna, until he reached a wooden bridge which had been made by O'Briain over the Sinainn; and the bridge is broken down by them; and they remain one night encamped in the country; and O'Briain establishes another camp close by them. The Earl puts his army into array on the morrow; and he places the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Mumha in the front, and the Foreigners of Midhe in the rear of his army. He places O'Domhnaill, with the small band he had, amongst the Foreigners, and takes the shortest way, through Moin-na-mbráthar, to Luimnech. And the armies of the Síl-Briain attack those other armies, and the Baron Cint, and the Barnewall, and other nobles, are slain by them; and there was no man there of the Foreigners, or of the Gaeidhel, of greater fame for prowess than O'Domhnaill, in conducting the rear of this army of Foreigners.

LC1511
     LC1511.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred and eleven years.

     LC1511.1

    O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. Cathair, son of Conn, son of the Calbhach, a, general patron of poets and men of learning, and an excellent commander over Foreigners and Gaeidhel, was killed by some of his own kindred, i.e. by the sons of Tadhg O'Conchobhair, and the sons of John Ballagh O'Conchobhair, near Manister-Fheorais.

     LC1511.2

    Dubhtach, son of Dubhtach O'Duibhgennain, the sage of Erinn in p.213 history, and a man of great wealth, died this year.

     LC1511.3

    A hosting by O'Neill i.e. Art, son of Aedh, into Tir-Conaill, on which occasion he burned Glenn-fhinne, and from Suiligh hitherwards; and he exacted hostages from O'Dochartaigh.

     LC1511.4

    Cenel-Feradhaigh was plundered by Maghnus O'Domhnaill this year.

     LC1511.5

    Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella, i.e. John, son of Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Donnchadha, torch of valour and bravery of the Clann-Maelruanaidh, and general sustaining patron of the poets and men of learning of Leth-Chuinn, died in his own fortress in Baile-an-duin; and he did not spend that year entirely in the sovereignty.

     LC1511.6

    Ferghal, the son of Tadhg, son of Brian, i.e. the royal heir of Ui-Oilella, was slain the same year by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.

     LC1511.7

    The bishop of the two Breifnes, i.e. Thomas, son of Andrew Mac Bradaigh, died.

     LC1511.8

    The sons of Cathal, son of Ruaidhri, son of Felimidh Clerech, were slain at Tuilsce by the sons of Tadhg Buidhe, son of Cathal Ruadh, viz., Ruaidhri Ruadh, and Brian, and Tadhg, and Cathal.

LC1512
     LC1512.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twelve years.

     LC1512.1

    O'Domhnaill returned from Rome, after completing his pilgrimage, and after obtaining great honour from the king of the Saxons on his journey.

     LC1512.2

    O'Clerigh, i.e. Tadhg, son of Tuathal, son of Tadhg Cam O'Clerigh, i.e. a most eminent historian, and keeper of a general house for guests, died after unction and penitence.

     LC1512.3

    Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, son of Brian Ballach, lord of Trian-Congail, a man of general hospitality, and exalter of Orders and churches, and of every other good, and the opulence of the East of Erinn, died in hoc anno.

     LC1512.4

    A hosting by Garrett, Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. the Justiciary of Erinn, to Trian-Congail, on which occasion he took the castle of p.215 Bel-fersde, and broke down the castle of Mac Eoin, and plundered the Glinns, and a great part of the country; and he carried off the son of Niall, son of Conn, in captivity.

     LC1512.5

    A great war between O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh, and O'Neill, i.e. Art, son of Aedh; and a war between O' Domhnaill and Mac William Burk, i.e. Edmond, son of Rickard. O'Domhnaill retains fifteen hundred axes in Tir-Conaill, and in the province of Connacht, and in Feara-Manach. O'Domhnaill proceeds from Doire with a small band, and takes the castle of Bel-in-chláir on the borders of Luighne and Gaileng; and he leaves warders in it, and goes back into Tir-Fhiachrach.

     LC1512.6

    Mac William Burk musters his army, and lays siege to the town. And on hearing this O' Domhnaill advances again towards the town, and Mac William leaves the place, and goes to put provisions and warders into the castle of Eiscir-abhann in Tir-Fhiachrach.

LC1513
     LC1513.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirteen years.

     LC1513.1

    Margaret, daughter of Conchobhar O'Briain, i.e. the wife of O'Ruairc, i.e. the best woman towards guests and exiles that had come from Brian Borumha down, died after unction and penitence.

     LC1513.2

    Donnchadh, son of Conchobhar O'Briain, i.e. the best captain of the Dal-Cais in his time, as regards prowess and nobility, was killed in a nocturnal encounter by the sons of Toirdhelbhach, son of Conchobhar O'Briain.

     LC1513.3

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh, went on a visit to the king of Alba this year.

     LC1513.4

    Rossa, the son of Maghnus Mac Mathghamhna, lord of Oirghiall, mortuus est.

     LC1513.5

    Tadhg, son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, lord of Ui-Maine, mortuus est.

     LC1513.6

    Master, Maurice O'Fichellaigh, doctor of divinity, and who was an archbishop in Tuaim, and the most distinguished man abroad or at home for piety and clerkship, p.217 died this year.

     LC1513.7

    Garrett, Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. the Justiciary of Erinn, i.e. the man of greatest fame, greatest in power and dignity, (and who achieved the greatest conquests over the Gaeidhel, and broke down the greatest number of the castles of the Gaeidhel—whose authority, law, and rule were the best—and who gave the most of his own property in presents to the men of Erinn), that had ever come of the Foreigners in Erinn, died after unction and penitence, in Cill-dara, and was buried in Christ-Church in the town of Ath-cliath, to the heavy grief of the majority of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Erinn after him.

     LC1513.8

    A great hosting by O'Neill, i.e. Art son of Aedh, into Trian-Congail, on which occasion he burned Magh-Line and plundered the Glinns. And the son of Niall, son of Conn, and Mac Uibhilín, came up with a part of the army, and Aedh, the son of O'Neill, was slain in that encounter. The army and the pursuers meet each other on the morrow, and Mac Uibhilín, i.e. Richard, son of Rughraidhe, and a number of the men of Alba, are slain; and O'Neill comes back afterwards.

     LC1513.9

    A hosting by the king of Alba, accompanied by the nobles of Alba, and sixty thousand auxiliaries, into the Saxon territory; and he burned the country on each side of him. Lord Seomarlin, and his sons and the Saxon troops, muster to oppose them; and a battle was fought between them; and the men of Alba are defeated, and the king of Alba, and Mac Ailin, and the archbishop, i.e. of Saint Andrews, and several of the lords of Alba, and a great many other persons, are slain there.

     LC1513.10

    Art, son of Aedh O'Neill, i.e. lord of Inis-Eoghain without dispute, died at Dun-Genainn after unction and penitence. Art, son of Conn O'Neill, was made king in his place.

     LC1513.11

    Art, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, mortuus est.

     LC1513.12

    The castle of Dún-lis was captured p.219 by O'Domhnaill from the sons of Garrett Mac Uibhilín, and given to the sons of Walter Mac Uibhilín.

     LC1513.13

    A camp was pitched by O'Domhnaill around Sligech, from the festival of Brigid to Whitsuntide; but he did not succeed on that occasion.

     LC1513.14

    Eoghan O'Maille was slain this year in Tir-Boghaine, with the crews of three ships.

     LC1513.15

    Eoghan Ruadh Mac Suibhne was killed by the sons of his own brother, and by Donnchadh, the son of Toirdhelbhach O'Baighill.

     LC1513.16

    Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, died on Easterday exactly.

LC1514
     LC1514.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred and fourteen years.

     LC1514.1

    Cathal Og, son of Domhnall, son of Eoghan O'Conchobhair, was slain in ugly treachery by the son of his own father, i.e. Eoghan, son of Domhnall; and this Cathal Og was the man who, of his age, had given and received most of all that came of the race of Brian Laighnech, son of Toirdhelbhach Mór. And that alone is not the character that we, or persons of our craft, would give him; but that there came not in his own time, of the race of Gaeidhel Glas, his equal in nobility, intelligence, and hospitality: and science is a poor orphan after him, without a man to sustain or foster it like Cathal.

     LC1514.2

    Eoghan, son of Domhnall, son of Eoghan, was hanged by O'Domhnaill before the end of three days afterwards.

     LC1514.3

    Mac William Burk, i.e. Edmond, the son of Rickard, was killed by the sons of Walter Burk, in ugly treachery, in the monastery of Rath-Branduibh.

     LC1514.4

    The castle of Cuilen-tragh was broken down, and the Coill-mór was cut down and destroyed, by the Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett, son of Garrett, against the Laighis-O'Mordha.

     LC1514.5

    The son of Toirdhelbhach Og Mac Domhnaill, constable of gallowglasses, was killed by the Laighis.

     LC1514.6

    The castle of Cul-Rathain was broken down by O'Domhnaill.

     LC1514.7

    The castle of the Oghmagh was broken down by O'Neill in hoc anno.

     LC1514.8

    A defeat was given by O'Neill to p.221 the sons of Domhnall O'Neill, and the descendants of Art O'Neill; and he took from them a great quantity of horses, armour, and men.

     LC1514.9

    A hosting by Garrett Earl of Cill-dara against O'Raighilligh, when he broke down the castle of the Cabhán; and O'Raighilligh was routed by him; and O'Raighilligh, i.e. Aedh, son of Cathal O'Raighilligh, was killed in that rout, and a great number of the chiefs of his people along with him; and Mac Caba was taken prisoner.

     LC1514.10

    A hosting by James, son of the Earl of Des-Mumha, and by O'Cerbhaill, against Piers Butler; and he burns the Trian-medhonach completely; and Piers Butler overtakes him with all his forces, and the sons of Thomas, son of the Earl of Cill-dara, and gallowglasses, and warriors, with an immense force of cavalry of the Earl's people; and they went away from them in despite of them.

     LC1514.11

    Great depredations were committed by O'Domhnaill in Gailenga, on which occasion he burned and plundered the country as far as Cruachan-Gaileng; and Ó Ruadháin is killed there by him, and a great many more along with him.

     LC1514.12

    A victory by O'Neill over Aedh, son of Domhnall O'Neill, and over Conn, son of Niall, son of Art, when he killed and captured a great number of their people, and took their horses and apparel from them; so that the undisputed lordship of Cenel-Eoghain remained with him from thenceforth.

     LC1514.13

    A war arose between O'Domhnaill and O'Neill; and a great number of mercenaries were engaged by them on each side; and they were a long time encamped in presence of each other. And they concluded peace, and came to meet one another on the bridge of Ard-Sratha; and they concluded gossipred there. Inis-Eoghain, and Cenel-Móáin, and Feara-Manach, were left to O'Neill on that occasion; and his son, who had been for a long time previously in O'Domhnaill's hands, was allowed to go to O'Neill.

     LC1514.14

    The sons of Garrett Mac Uibhilín were slain, in treachery, by the sons of Walter Mac Uibhilín; and the country was p.223 preyed and burned by the son of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, through that deed.

     LC1514.15

    A hosting by Garrett, Earl of Cill-dara, into Mumha, on which occasion he burned Ui-Conaill against the son of the Earl of Des-Mumha. The son of the Earl assembles all his forces, and O'Briain with the chiefs of Tuadh-Mumha assists him; nevertheless, the host departed luckily before they reached a place where they could confer with it.

     LC1514.16

    A fleet of boats and long ships was launched by O'Domhnaill on Loch-Erne, and he was a long time residing on Inis-Ceithlionn. He plunders and burns the islands of Cuil-na-noirer; and he makes peace with them afterwards, and comes home safely.

LC1515
     LC1515.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifteen years.

     LC1515.1

    Great depredations were committed by O'Domhnaill upon the Clann-Diarmada Ruadh, on the border of Coillte-Conchobhair.

     LC1515.2

    A hosting by O'Neill into Clann-Aedha-Buidhe, when he preyed and burned a great part of the country; and the son of Niall, son of Conn, comes to meet O'Neill, and accepts wages from him; and O'Neill turns back afterwards.

     LC1515.3

    Great preys were taken by O'Domhnaill from the descendants of Brian Mag Uidhir; and they were all consumed amongst themselves; and he made peace with them soon after.

     LC1515.4

    The castle of Aine was captured from John, son the Earl of Des-Mumha, by James, son of the Earl; and he then sits down before the castle of Loch-Gair, which was in great straights by him until the Síl-Briain, and the Síl-Cerbhaill, and the Cenel-Aedha, sent him away from it.

     LC1515.5

    Aedh, the son of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe O'Neill, went on a foray to the Coill-Ulltagh, where he took a prey. Niall, the son of Brian, son of Niall Gallda, follows him in pursuit, and Niall son of Brian is killed, and the Coill is entirely plundered; and the power of all Trian-Congail remains with Aedh, son of Niall, through that p.225 expedition.

     LC1515.6

    Menma Mac Carmaic, a distinguished lector, who was a bishop in Rath-Both, in Christo quievit.

     LC1515.7

    Domhnall, son of Aedh Ruadh O'Domhnaill, was slain by Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill, in Tuath-Bladhaidh, in this year.

LC1516
     LC1516.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixteen years.

     LC1516.1

    The castle of Sligech was taken by O'Domhnaill, after he had been a long time attacking it, and this is the way in which it was taken, viz. a French knight came on his pilgrimage to Patrick's purgatory, and O'Domhnaill gave him great honour and presents. And the knight sent to O'Domhnaill a ship filled with ordnance, and containing a large castle-breaking gun. And he O'Domhnaill sits down before the castle, and demolishes the town before he obtained it; and he gave protection to the warders. And he goes from thence into Tir-Oilella, and takes the castle of Cúl-mhaile, and the cashel of Loch-Dergan, and Dún-na-mona; and he leaves warders in some of them, and carried off prisoners from the rest. And O'Domhnaill held Sligech during thirteen years from this occasion, until Tadhg Og, the son of Tadhg, son of Aedh, took it from him afterwards.

     LC1516.2

    Mac Donnchadha of the Corann, and the son of Mac Donnchadha, were slain whilst going to join O'Domhnaill's army, by Donnchadh, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Baighill.

     LC1516.3

    O'Cerbhaill's castle, i.e. Léim-Ui-Bhánáin, was taken by the Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Earl Garrett, although his father failed in the attempt to do so; and it is not possible that there was at that time a castle more bravely defended and maintained, until it was demolished about the warders.

     LC1516.4

    A great defeat was given by p.227 Edmond, the son of Thomas Butler, to Piers Butler, and to the grandson of Piers; and a great number of their people and mercenaries were drowned and killed.

     LC1516.5

    O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Conchobhar Carragh O'Dochartaigh, mortuus est.

     LC1516.6

    Mac Suibhne's castle, i.e. Rath-Maelain, fell in hoc anno.

     LC1516.7

    O'Domhnaill went twice this year into Tir-Eoghain, on a hosting.

     LC1516.8

    Mac Carthaigh Mór, i.e. Cormac Ladhrach, son of Tadhg lord of Des-Mumha, the man who best obtained his government, and who encountered the greatest hostility until he was undisputed lord, and who was the best protector of the learned and destitute, and whose law and rule were the best, of all the princes of Leth-Modha, died.

     LC1516.9

    Toirdhelbhach, son of Brian Uaine O'Gallchubhair, comarb of the Carraig, mortuus est.

     LC1516.10

    The son of Brian Caech, son of Tadhg, son of Eoghan, was treacherously slain by the son of Tadhg-na-tuaighe, son of Felim, son of Eoghan, and by the descendants of the Cerrbhach.

     LC1516.11

    O'Trebhair's wife, i.e. Catherine Ní Criodachain, a charitable, humane woman, mortua est.

     LC1516.12

    William, son of Donnchadh O'Ferghail, i.e. the bishop of the Anghaile, died.

LC1517
     LC1517.0

    The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and seventeen years.

     LC1517.1

    Donnchadh, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Baighill met with an unfortunate death, viz., a boat's crew of his people, and he himself went to Torach, and the wind blew them westwards to sea, and no word of their fate was received from that time to this.

     LC1517.2

    John, son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan O'Neill, died.

     LC1517.3

    Philip, son of Toirdhelbhach Mag Uidhir, died on Easter Friday exactly.

     LC1517.4

    The Baron of Slaine, i.e. Christopher Fleming, died in Saxon-land.

     LC1517.5

    Art, the son of Aedh, son, of Domhnall O'Neill, was killed by Niall, the son of Conn, son of Niall, son of Art

     LC1517.6

    O'Duibhgennain of p.229 Cill-Ronain, i.e. Matthew Glas, the son of Dubhthach, died in hoc anno.

LC1518
     LC1518.0

    The kalends of January, the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and eighteen years.

     LC1518.1

    Aedh Balbh, son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan O'Neill, died.

     LC1518.2

    The sons of O'Neill, viz., the sons of Domhnall, son of Henry, son of Eoghan, went on a predatory excursion against Brian, the son of Conn, son of Henry; and Brian came up with them at Domnach-an-eich, and gave them a great defeat; and Aedh, son of Domhnall, was taken prisoner there. Mac Cathmhail, and many of the chiefs of Cenel-Feradhaigh, were slain there.

     LC1518.3

    The Dean Mag Uidhir, i.e. Aedh the son of Rossa, son of Thomas Og, i.e. the son of the bishop, died.

     LC1518.4

    Mac Suibhne of Fánad, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Maelmuire, died exactly at Easter.

     LC1518.5

    Felim, son of Brian, son of Conchobhar Og Mag Uidhir died.

LC1519
     LC1519.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and nineteen years.

     LC1519.1

    The Justiciary of Erinn, i.e. Garrett, Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett Og, the son of Garrett, went at the invitation of the King of the Saxons, after having been summoned eastwards through the complaints and accusations of the Foreigners of Erinn against him; and all persons were apprehensive and fearful regarding his journey, in consequence of the extent of the emnities and accusations.

     LC1519.2

    Pestilentia magna, in hoc anno; and a great number of the Foreigners of Ath-cliath died of this plague.

     LC1519.3

    Robert, son of Thomas, son of the Earl, i.e. the best man in name, repute, and nobility of the Geraldines of Midhe of his own age, died of this plague.

     LC1519.4

    The son of the Savage, i.e. Raibhilín, the man of greatest bounty and valour of all the Foreigners of Erinn in his own time, died after having been expelled from his patrimony by the power of the Earl of Cill-dara, and the persuasion of the Prior Mag Aenghusa; and his patrimony was quietly, prosperously, held by the Prior p.231 in despite of him, until he died; and it would not be surprising if it was for grief on account of his territory, i.e. Tricha-ced-na-soillse, that he died. Edmond Savage, i.e. his son, was inaugurated in his place, although he did not easily obtain his patrimony: the man of greatest humanity and bounty of all the Foreigners of Erinn, although he was injured regarding his property.

     LC1519.5

    Fedhlim, son of Maghnus O Conchobhair, lord of Lower Connacht, a charitable, humane man towards the learned and destitute, died in hoc anno.

     LC1519.6

    Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Rickard Og, son of Ulick Burk, a very wealthy, opulent man, mortuus est. William, the son of Ulick Burk, was made king after him.

     LC1519.7

    Donnchadh Caemhanach, a prosperous, very wealthy man, one of the great chiefs of Laighen, died in hoc anno.

     LC1519.8

    Mailín, son of Tomas O'Maelchonaire, ollamh of Síl-Muiredhaigh, a man full of prosperity and learning; a man whom the Geraldine Foreigners chose before the ollamhs of Erinn; a man who would obtain jewels and riches from every one of the nobles of Erinn from whom he would solicit them, and who would unsparingly give what he received, died in Manister-derg in Tethbha.

     LC1519.9

    Ferceirtne O'Cuirnín, a favourite of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and head of the learning and poetry of his own tribe, mortuus est.

     LC1519.10

    Domhnall Glas O'Cuirnín mortuus est.

     LC1519.11

    The comarb of Cluain-Conmaicne, i.e. the head of the bounty, and humanity, and hospitality of the churches of Conmaicne, after completing his age, or more, quievit in Christo.

     LC1519.12

    O'Neill, i.e. Art Og, son of Conn O'Neill, mortuus est.

     LC1519.13

    Conn, the son of Conn, his brother, was made king in his place; but they had not the same mother.

     LC1519.14

    Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Tomaltach O'Birn; tanist of Ui-Briuin-Sionna, mortuus est.

     LC1519.15

    A rainy, truly wet, summer and harvest this year; it was a hard, tormenting year, and a year of suffering and sickness.

     LC1519.16

    Tadhg Ruadh, son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, who was usually called Tadhg-in-Chaladh, mortuus est.

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     LC1519.17

    O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Eoghan, son of Feilimidh Finn, a king whose title was disputed, died in hoc anno.

LC1520
     LC1520.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty years.

     LC1520.1

    A great plague in the beginning of this year in Erinn.

     LC1520.2

    A Saxon Justiciary in Erinn, and the Earl of Cill-dara still in Saxon-land.

     LC1520.3

    Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. William Burk, died in hoc anno. Rickard Burk, i.e. his other brother, was appointed in his place: both of these were the sons of Ulick Burk.

     LC1520.4

    Mac William Burk, i.e. Meiler the son of Tibbot, was killed per dolum by the sons of Seoinín Mor, son of Mac Seoinín.

     LC1520.5

    Maurice, son of Thomas, son of the Earl, the choice of all the Geraldine Foreigners in disposition and valour, was slain by Conn, son of Maelechlainn O'Mordha, et alii multi.

     LC1520.6

    The Gilla-dubh, son of William, son of Colla Mac Dubhgaill, constable of Magh-Luirg, mortuus est.

     LC1520.7

    William, son of William Mac Siurtán, mortuus est.

     LC1520.8

    The Gilla-dubh, son of Philip, mortuus est.

     LC1520.9

    Mag Aenghusa, i.e. Domhnall, son of Aedh, son of Art, mortuus est. Felim-an-enigh Mag Aenghusa, i.e. his other brother, was made king in his place.

     LC1520.10

    Cairbre, son of Conchobhar, son of Cairbre, son of Cormac O'Birn, the consul and leader of the descendants of Muiredhach, moritur in hoc anno.

     LC1520.11

    A defeat was given to the Feara-Manach by the sons of John, son of Cathal O'Raighilligh, in which thirty persons were killed and drowned, along with Philip, the son of Edmond, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, and his son; and Gilla-Patraic, son of Philip, son of Toirdhelbhach, with his kinsmen, viz., Edmond, and Toirdhelbhach son of Flaithbhertach, son of Thomas Og, and Mac Gilla-ruaidh, i.e. Godfrey, and many more.

LC1521
     LC1521.0

    The kalends of January; the age of the Lord one p.235 thousand, five hundred, arid twenty-one years.

     LC1521.1

    A great victory was gained in Tir-Maine-mic-Echach over O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Tadhg Buidhe son of Cathal Ruadh, and over O'Cellaigh, i.e. Maelechlainn son of William, and over Mac Dubhgaill, i. e. Donnchadh son of Toirdhelbhach, the constable of both. The way it happened was thus, viz.; they went on an expedition against the descendants of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, and seized preys; and the descendants of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, with their muster, came up with them. They were defeated, moreover, in the Iffernagh exactly. O'Conchobhair was taken prisoner there, and O'Cellaigh and his son, i.e. Tadhg, were slain. Mac Dubhgaill was slain there also, and his son, i.e. Alexander, was taken prisoner; and Conn Citech, the son of Aedh, son of Eoghan O'Conchobhair, was slain there. And it is not easy to enumerate all that fell there either by killing or capturing. A great quantity of horses, clothes, and battle dresses was taken from them, without any reprisal being made therefor.

     LC1521.2

    Mag Aenghusa, i.e. Felim-an-enigh, son of Aedh, son of Art, head of humanity of the race of Conall Cernach, mortuus est. Edmond Buidhe, the son of Aedh, was inaugurated in his place.

     LC1521.3

    Rughraidhe, son of Egnechán O'Domhnaill, was slain by Foreigners at Dun-Delgan, whilst he was in the company of O'Neill, i.e. Conn, the son of Conn.

     LC1521.4

    Mac Mathghamhna, i.e. Redmond, son of Glaisne, died.

     LC1521.5

    O'Catháin, i.e. Thomas, son of Aibhne, died.

     LC1521.6

    Maelruanaidh, son of Cormac Mac Diarmada, died in hoc anno.

LC1522
     LC1522.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-two years.

     LC1522.1

    A great war broke out in the western part of Europe, amongst the Christian races, viz., the Romans, Italians, Germans, Spaniards, and Saxons, were of one part and counsel, against the king of France singly, except that the men of Alba alone were on the side of the king of France; and many battles and explosions took place between p.237 them; and as we learned from the distributors of news, and the frequenters of harbours, the French were victorious in that war against all the races.

     LC1522.2

    A terrible war broke out in Erinn itself this year, and particularly in the North, i.e. between O'Neill and O'Domhnaill; and Mac William of Clann-Rickard, and the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Connacht, and the Síl-Briain, and Síl-Cerbhaill, joined with O'Neill towards that war. O'Neill went into Tir-Conaill in great force, with the chieftains of Uladh, and an expeditionary force from Alba, and a great number of the Foreigners of Midhe, and of the Earl of Cill-dara's gallowglasses; and he took the castle of Bél-atha-Senaigh, and burned Bun-Drobhaise and Bél-leci; and he departed safely on that occasion. And he went again to Tir-Conaill, soon after that, with a large army, and caught a prey in Cenn-Maghair, and destroyed a great part of the country.

     LC1522.3

    O'Domhnaill, and Maghnus O'Domhnaill, mustered a large host to one place; and they went into Tir-Eoghain, and great depredations and homicides were committed by them.

     LC1522.4

    O'Neill assembled a large army to one place; and Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Rickard, the son of Ulick, son of Ulick, son of Ulick-an-fhiona, and the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Connacht, and O'Cerbhaill, and the descendants of O'Briain, came to join his muster; and they promised to meet one another in Tir-Conaill. And this Connacht army came to Sligech; and O'Neill came to Cenel-Móain, having an expeditionary force of Albanachs, along with the son of Mac Domhnaill, i.e. Alexander, and a great number of the Foreigners of Midhe, and of the Lagenian gallowglasses. As regards O'Domhnaill and the Cenel-Conaill, since they had not as many men as either of these two armies, the resolution they adopted was to make a night attack on O'Neill; and they made infantry of their cavalry, along with their battalions. And O'Neill was encamped at Cnoc-an-Bhobha; and the Conallachs with one accord p.239 attacked them, without foreign assistance; and they defeated O'Neill that night; and a great number of his people were slain, both of the men of Alba and Erinn, and especially several of the Foreigners of Midhe, and of the Lagenian gallowglasses, and the Clann-Síthigh. And O'Neill retreated in disarray, after the destruction of his people, whilst O'Domhnaill returned triumphant, with a great quantity of spoils, horses, mail-armour, and weapons. And they O'Neill's forces rested not until they encamped at Benn-Gulbain. And the two Mac Williams, and the two O'Conchobhairs, and Mac Diarmada, and O'Cerbhaill, and the descendants of O' Briain, were around Sligech with a large army; and when they received certain intelligence that this defeat had been given to O' Neill, though great the number of guards and men that were there, they turned back to their homes; and O'Domhnaill did not know of their departure until they had crossed Corr-sliabh; and that military alliance was humbled on that occasion.

     LC1522.5

    Rughraidhe, son of Godfrey, son of Aedh Gallda and the son of Mac Cellaigh of the Breifne, were killed by O'Neill's army in front of Sgairbh-indsi-in-fraich.

     LC1522.6

    Mac Suibhne of Tir-Boghaine, i.e. Brian-an-chobhlaigh, and Diarmaid, the son of Tadhg Cam O'Cleirigh, and Aedh, son of Mac-an-bhaird, and many more besides, were slain in the castle of Bel-atha-Senaigh by O'Neill's army.

     LC1522.7

    Domhnall, the son of Donachadh O'Ruairc, a most excellent gentleman in his own country, was killed by the sons of Felim O'Ruairc.

     LC1522.8

    Domhnall, son of John O'Catháin, the noblest youth of his own tribe, and a man of general bounty towards poets and men of learning, was slain this year.

     LC1522.9

    Mag Corman, i.e. Maelechlainn, the best man for intelligence, and p.241 keeping a house of hospitality for the learned, died in hoc anno.

     LC1522.10

    Domhnall Clerech, son of John, son of Aibhne O'Catháin, i.e. the head of the hospitality and valour of the North in character, generosity, and reputation, was killed by the sons of Gilla-Patraic, son of Maghnus O'Catháin, i.e. his own fosterers and gossips.

     LC1522.11

    Rughraidhe, son of Aedh Og, son of Aedh Ruadh Mac Mathghamhna, died in hoc anno.

LC1523
     LC1523.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-three years.

     LC1523.1

    Great inclemency of weather in the beginning of this year, and a terrible war throughout Europe on sea and on land, and especially between O'Neill and O'Domhnaill; and O'Domhnaill was during that spring encamped in Glenn-finne; and Maghnus O'Domhnaill went to Alba, and returned safely after terminating his visit.

     LC1523.2

    O'Domhnaill went twice this year into Tir-Eoghain, and returned safely after destroying much; and peace was concluded by them at the end of the year; and no great deed was committed between them except in that way.

     LC1523.3

    O'Catháin, i.e. Donnchadh, son of John O'Catháin, the person of greatest fame for hospitality and nobility of his own sept, in his time, died; and two lords were proclaimed in opposition to each other, in his place, viz., John the son of Thomas O'Catháin, and Godfrey, son of Godfrey O'Catháin; and they were both at war and contention, and destroying the country on all sides, regarding the sovereignty.

     LC1523.4

    The son of O'Briain, i.e. Tadhg, son of Toirdhelbhach, the man of his age who was the best for hospitality and nobility, the most feared by his enemies, and the best protector of the learned and destitute, and who least would refuse a man anything that he would ask, was unluckily killed with one shot of a gun by the Justiciary, i.e. Piers p.243 Ruadh Butler, for it is usual to find an eminent man a hero.

     LC1523.5

    Mac Gilla-Eain, i.e. Lochlainn Mór, son of Echann, was killed in treachery by the knight, the son of Mac Ailin, in the king of Alba's town, in hoc anno.

     LC1523.6

    Mac Tighernain, i.e. Ferghal, son of Gilla-Isa Og, son of Gilla-Isa, son of Brian, dux of Tellach-Dunchadha, a charitable, humane man, died in his own town; and his brother assumed his place after him.

     LC1523.7

    Eoghan, son of Fedhlim, son of Donnchadh Og, son of Tighernan Og O'Ruairc, was drowned in the lake of Glenn-éda in hoc anno.

     LC1523.8

    Rossa, son of Ruaidhri, son of Brian, son of Felim Mag Uidhir, died whilst imprisoned by the comarb Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuchonnacht.

     LC1523.9

    Aedh, son of Art O'Tuathail, the young man of his age who, of his own sept, was the most celebrated for hospitality and nobility, was slain by Brannachs this year.

     LC1523.10

    Mac Conmidhe, i.e. Maelechlainn, son of John, son of Solomon, O'Neill's ollamh, mortuus est.

     LC1523.11

    A prodigious hosting hy the Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett Og, the son of Garrett, and by the Foreigners of Midhe, and by O'Neill, i.e. Conn the son of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan, against O'Conchobhair Failghe, and against Conall O'Mordha, and the Gaeidhel of Laighen. All these Gaeidhel abided by O'Neill's peace between them and the Earl, after the interests of these Gaeidhel had been placed in O'Neill's hands; and O'Neill concluded the peace; and the pledges and hostages of these Gaeidhel were received by O'Neill into his power, as a guarantee for their granting every demand which the earl might advance through O'Neill's arbitration. And they then separated from each other in a quiet, peaceful manner.

     LC1523.12

    O'Maille, i.e. Cormac, son of Eoghan O'Maille, general supporter of the hospitality and nobility of the west of Connacht, mortuus est. Domhnall, son of Thomas O'Maille, assumed his place.

     LC1523.13

    An expedition by O'Domhnaill, with the accord of his p.245 country and neighbours, to Breifne-Ui-Ruairc. All who were fit to march of those that were in the country before him went with their preys into secret places, and dark regions, to hide them. O'Domhnaill traversed all the country, so that he left nothing whatever of its towns and corn fields without destroying on this occasion.

LC1524
     LC1524.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, and a bissextile year; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-four years.

     LC1524.1

    Great inclemency of weather, and mortality of cattle, in the beginning of the year.

     LC1524.2

    O'Domhnaill's two sons. viz., Niall Garbh and Eoghan, made an alliance with each other against O'Domhnaill; and they were a while thus disturbing the country, until they themselves were induced to oppose one another; and Eoghan took Niall's town, i.e. the crannóg of Loch-Bethadh, and it under his own protection. And Niall left the country; and he made a long expedition to attack the place, and lay in ambush in the neighbourhood. Eoghan obtained intelligence of this, and advanced against Niall; and they then encountered each other, and Eoghan was killed on the spot; and Niall was wounded, and he died of the wound in a short time after that; and it would not be easy to say that there came, of the Cenel-Conaill, any persons of their age who were greater losses than these two. The first month of summer these homicides were committed.

     LC1524.3

    James, son of Brian Uaine O'Gallchubhair, intended comarb of the Carraig, died in hoc anno.

     LC1524.4

    Diarmaid, son of the Gilla-dubh O'Briain, the man of his means who was the best in his time towards the learned and destitute; who had the largest following, and the most truly prodigious hospitality; who was the best man for reconciling friends and enemies, and the most expected to live to enjoy the wealth of his inheritance, and who was in general the greatest companion of the p.247 learned, died an anointed, penitent death in Baile-mic-Dubhda; and a blessing be with him to Heaven.

     LC1524.5

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill into Tir-Eoghain, when he burned and overran the country; and he afterwards returned safe.

     LC1524.6

    A hosting into Tir-Conaill against O'Domhnaill, by the Justiciary, i.e. Garrett Og, son of Garrett, Earl of Cill-dara, and by O'Neill, i.e. Conn, the son of Conn, in the middle month of harvest; and another hosting by O'Domhnaill, to meet them, in defence of his own country. And a great number of Albanachs came to him about this time, viz., the sons of John Cathánach, and Mac Domhnaill Galloglaech, and other nobles out of Alba. The Justiciary and O'Neill fixed their camp at Port-na-tri-námhad; and O'Domhnaill, with his army, went to Druim-Lighen and there was a promise of battle between them on the morrow. Maghnus O'Domhnaill and the Albanachs went to harass the army of the Foreigners that night, and O'Brain's son, i.e. the Calbhach, son of Bran, son of Tadhg, a great loss in his own country, was slain by them. And a conference of peace was agreed to between them on the morrow, when the Justiciary made peace between O'Neill and O'Domhnaill, he himself being a guarantee between them; and peace and gossipred were also concluded between the Justiciary and O'Domhnaill. And when the Justiciary and O'Neill were returning, they found Aedh, son of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, son of Brian Ballagh O'Neill, with a large host destroying Tir-Eoghain. And when he heard that these great armies were approaching him, he sent his own host on before him with his preys, and with their spoils; and he himself remained a long way behind them, with a few men, until the entire mass of the other army overtook him. And they attacked him, on finding him exposed to danger; and he was killed by them in that place. And there came not of the Cenel-Eoghain, during a long time, his equal in nobleness, in hospitality, and in reputation for defending his family, p.249 and one who less allowed his enemies to oppress him, and who better defended his own native territory up to that hour: for he was the leader of his sept, and the true fountain of generosity, and the head guardian of the poetic order, and the flashing light-star of the race of Aedh Buidhe O'Neill. And further, we dont think it superfluous to say that he did not leave in Erinn any one, of the nobles of the Foreigners or Gaeidhel, who was a greater loss to the learned than this Aedh, son of Niall, son of Conn, et cetera.

     LC1524.7

    Mac Uibhilín, i.e. Cormac, and the son of John Dubh Mac Domhnaill, were wounded and taken prisoners, after this killing, by O'Neill's people.

     LC1524.8

    O'Domhnaill's daughter, i.e. Gormlaith, daughter of Aedh Ruadh, the wife of Aedh, son of Niall, son of Conn, i.e. a woman of general hospitality, and a protectress of worldly reputation, and the greatest benefactress to Orders and men of learning, died in the middle month of spring; and as this couple shared humanity and reputation with each other in the world, to the time of their decease, so may their souls share glory with each other in the kingdom of God.

     LC1524.9

    Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella, i.e. Ruaidhri, son of Tomaltach, son of Brian, died; and a great war occurred amongst the Clann-Donnchadha regarding the sovereignty of the country; and Cormac, son of Tadhg, son of Brian, was made Mac Donnchadha.

     LC1524.10

    O'Conchobhair Ciarraidhe, i.e. Conchobhar, son of Conchobhar, went on a foray into Duthaidh-Ealla; and Cormac Og, son of Cormac, son of Tadhg, overtook him, and O'Conchobhair was defeated, and he himself was wounded and taken prisoner there; and Conchobhar, son of Diarmaid, son of the Gilla-dubh O'Briain, was slain there; and Diarmaid, son of Cormac O'Maille, i.e. a great loss in his own country, was also slain there.

     LC1524.11

    Mac Carthaigh Riabhach, i.e. Domhnall, son of Finghin, p.251 son of Diarmaid, went on a predatory expedition to Glenn-Fleisce; and he was overtaken in disarray when leaving the glen, and he himself was taken prisoner, and some of his people were captured from him.

     LC1524.12

    Mag Raghnaill, i.e. Cathal Og, son of Cathal, was slain in treachery on the fair green of his own town, by the sons of O'Maelmhiadhaigh.

     LC1524.13

    Mac Suibhne of Tir-Boghuine, i.e. Niall, son of Eoghan, the constable of best hand, and hardiest valour, who was the best keeper of guest-houses, who had the most troops and people, and who broke the greatest number of "gaps of danger" for his own family, died after unction and penitence, in his castle, i.e. in Rathain.

     LC1524.14

    O'Briain's daughter, i.e. Mor, daughter of Toirdhelbhach, son of Tadhg O'Briain, the wife of Donnchadh, son of Mathghamhain O'Briain, a woman who kept a general house of hospitality, died in hoc anno.

     LC1524.15

    Aibhilín, daughter of the Knight of the Glenn, wife of O'Conchobhair Ciarraidhe, a good, charitable, humane woman, died.

     LC1524.16

    Toirdhelbhach, son of Felim Buidhe O'Conchobhair, was killed per dolum by Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, son of Tadhg Buidhe, son of Cathal Ruadh.

LC1525
     LC1525.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday; the age of the Lord, one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-five years.

     LC1525.1

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh son of Aedh Ruadh, and O'Neill, i.e. Conn son of Conn, went to the great council to meet the Justiciary, in the beginning of this year; and they made great complaints and accusations against each other; and they returned unreconciled, in despite of their friends both Foreigners and Gaeidhel; and a great deal was destroyed between them in this war.

     LC1525.2

    Peace was concluded by them afterwards in the beginning of harvest, according to the award of the Justiciary and Maghnus O'Domhnaill.

     LC1525.3

    A horrid, ugly deed was committed in Erinn this year, viz., the bishop of Lethghlinn was killed in treachery by Mac-an-abaid Mac Murchadha, who was p.253 in his company, regarded with great love and friendship; and the Earl of Cill-dara carried off all whom he caught of those who had a hand in that deed, to the place where this evil counsel was adopted, and he commanded that they should be first flayed alive, and their bowels and entrails taken out of them, and burned respectively in their presence.

     LC1525.4

    O'Catháin, i.e. John, the son of Thomas, was killed by some of his own people, i.e. by the son of Ruaidhri-an-Rúta O'Catháin, and by the son of Godfrey O'Catháin, on Lammas night exactly.

     LC1525.5

    The bishop of Cill-Dalua died, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, son of Mathghamhain O'Briain; i.e. the Gaeidhel who received the most, and dispensed it the best, of all who were in his time: and this bishop was a man of eminent general hospitality towards all; and a man for defending his right at home and abroad, with or without consent; and a man for frequently setting large armies against each other, to destroy his enemies, and subdue his adversaries; so that there was not near him in his own country, nor in any neighbouring country, any son of a Gaeidhel who had not received his earnings and wages from him. And furthermore; this Bishop O'Briain was the calamity beyond all calamities, and the loss beyond all losses, that occurred in regard to learning in his time.

     LC1525.6

    The Dean, son of Brian Ruadh Mac Conmidhe, a man who kept a general house of hospitality for every one, and his son, i.e. Cerbhall Mac Conmidhe, died in hoc anno.

     LC1525.7

    The daughter of O'Duibhgennain, i.e. Catherine, died after unction and penitence, on the festival of Colum Cille, and was honourably interred in the monastery of Dun-na-nGall, in hoc anno.

LC1526
     LC1526.0

    The kalends of January on Monday. The age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-six years.

     LC1526.1

    The son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Eoghan, was killed in treachery by his own brother's people.

     LC1526.2

    O'Neill, i.e. Conn, and Maghnus O'Domhnaill went to meet the p.255 Justiciary, to make peace between the Conallachs and Eoghanachs and after several nobles of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel had assembled to pacify them, they could not be reconciled there; and they went home unreconciled.

     LC1526.3

    O'Raighilligh, i.e. Eoghan, died; and a great war occured amongst his people regarding the sovereignty of the country, until Ferghal, son of John, was proclaimed the O'Raighilligh, by the decision of the Justiciary, and of many of the nobles of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel, although older men than he were claiming it.

     LC1526.4

    A great war broke out in Lower Connacht this year, and the majority of them all, including Brian, son of Felim O'Conchobhair, and the sons of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and the descendants of Cormac Mac Donnchadha, joined together against O'Domhnaill; and the lower part of Cairbre was pillaged by them. And O'Domhnaill demolished the Grainsech, and went afterwards to Magh-Luirg, and the country was destroyed and burned by him. Those of the Síl-Conchobhair and Clann-Donnchaidh who were engaged in that war assembled, and went to Sligech, and attacked the castle bravely, until a good man of their people, i.e. Ruaidhri Ballagh, son of Airt, was slain. They departed on that day; but they assembled again in a short time, and went to Sligech, to destroy corn-fields, and to attack the town. And O'Domhnaill received intelligence of their being thus engaged; and he moved against them, and came up with them; and they were defeated by him, and a great number of their men were captured from them, and a great spoil of horses, arms, and mail-armour.

     LC1526.5

    O'Neill, i.e. Conn, went with a large army to prevent the construction of a castle which Maghnus O'Domhnaill had commenced to build at Port-na-tri-namhad; and Maghnus met with the advance of the army, and the son of John O'Neill, i.e. Henry, was taken prisoner by him; and O'Neill went off in broken array.

     LC1526.6

    O'Catháin, i.e. Godfrey, son of Godfrey, was killed p.257 in front of Bealach-an-chamáin, by the son of O'Neill, i.e. Niall Og, the first month of summer; and Niall himself was taken prisoner within a short time afterwards by O'Neill, and was detained a captive.

     LC1526.7

    John, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, the ever-illustrious, vigorous bear, was killed by the descendants of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, on being found in a perilous position on Mullach-croiche.

     LC1526.8

    A hosting by the Earl of Cill-dara through Machaire-Connacht, at the instigation of O'Conchobhair Ruadh; and he took Baile-thobair-Brighde, and Caislen-riabhach of Clann-Foghartaigh, and gave them to O'Conchobhair Ruadh.

     LC1526.9

    Total plunder of O'Conchobhair by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, at Cur-in-droichit, where five or six of their people were lost by them.

     LC1526.10

    The descendants of Tadhg Mac Branáin, and of Tuathal O'Conchobhair, were plundered in retaliation therefor; and Ruaidhri, son of Conn Mac Branáin, was slain by the sons of Echmarcach Mac Branáin.

     LC1526.11

    Mors of Mag Amhalghaidh, by O'Maelechlainn, in violation of the Earl.

     LC1526.12

    A hosting by Brian O'Ruairc into Muinter-Eolais, and he obtained sway over the Conmaicne and Cenel-Bibhsaigh on that occasion.

     LC1526.13

    The son of O'Catháin, i.e. Godfrey, the son of Donnchadh, heir to the sovereignty of his own country, went on a predatory march into Glenn-Concadhain, in the month of January exactly; and he himself was left behind, and nothing was heard of him until his body was found the last week of the following Lent; and Henry, son of Niall, son of Brian, lord of Baile-na-brághad, was killed there, and many more of his people were killed and wounded there along with them.

     LC1526.14

    An overthrow was given by the grandson of Piers Butler to the sons of Edmond, son of Thomas Butler, in which Conchobhar Og, the son of Conchobhar Caech O'Domhnaill, who was a constable of gallowglasses, and a good hand often, and especially p.259 on that day, was slain; for his strength, and the greatness of his mind, and the excellence of his hand, did not allow him to accept quarter after it had been offered to him; and several great, good men, of the cavalry and gallowglasses, fell in that overthrow.

     LC1526.15

    O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Echmarcach, lord of Inis-Eoghain, died in the end of his age in hoc anno and a great war occurred amongst his sept regarding the sovereignty of the country; and Gerald, son of Domhnall, son of Felim O'Dochartaigh, was made lord.

     LC1526.16

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill to Tir-Amhalghaidh, to assist the descendants of Richard Burk; and Caerthannán and Cros-Maeilína were taken by him, and broken down; and he brought many captives and spoils out of these, and left peace betwixt the descendants of Richard Burk and the Barretts. And he encamped, on his return, before the castle of Cúl-mhaile, and exacted peace and hostages then from the descendants of Cormac Mac Donnchadha, &c.

LC1527
     LC1527.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday. The age of the Lord one thousand, five, hundred, and twenty-seven years.

     LC1527.1

    Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oillela, i.e. Cormac, the son of Tadhg, son of Brian, died; and a great war occurred amongst the Clann-Donnchadha regarding the sovereignty of the country after him, until Eoghan, the son of Donnchadh son of Murchadh, was proclaimed the Mac Donnchadha.

     LC1527.2

    Brian, son of Felim, son of Maghnus O'Conchobhair, died in hoc anno.

     LC1527.3

    Domhnall, the son of Felim, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh O'Conchobhair, mortuus est.

     LC1527.4

    O'Clerigh, i.e. the Gilla-riabhach, son of Tadhg Cam, an adept in science, and a man of great wealth, died in the habit of Saint Francis, in the middle month of spring.

     LC1527.5

    Domhnaill, son of the Bishop O'Gallchubhair, was killed this year by some of the descendants of Aenghus O'Gallchubhair.

     LC1527.6

    The Doctor, son of Eoghan O'Duinnshleibhe, an adept in medicine, and in most of the other sciences, and a man of great wealth, and one who kept a house of hospitality, died the third p.261 day before the festival of Francis.

     LC1527.7

    Mag Uidhir died this year; and the comarb Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuconnacht, son of Cuconnacht, son of Brian, was made lord in his place.

     LC1527.8

    Toirdhelbhach, the son of Egnechán O'Domhnaill, mortuus est.

     LC1527.9

    Felim, son of Godfrey, son of John Luirg O'Domhnaill, mortuus est.

     LC1527.10

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill to Magh-Luirg; and the country was destroyed, both corn and buildings; and the Caislén-mór, and the castle of Bennada, were taken by him; and the castle of the Caladh, and Baile-na-huamha, and the Caislen-riabhach, were taken by him; and they were afterwards broken down. And a good horseman of O'Domhnaill's people, i.e. Aedh Buidhe, son of the Dubhaltach O'Gallchubhair, was killed in front of the Belach-buidhe.

     LC1527.11

    The castle of Liffer was begun by Maghnus O'Domhnaill the Wednesday after the festival of Brenainn, and finished in the course of that summer, both timber and stone work, and O'Neill warring against him.

     LC1527.12

    Maghnus O'Domhnaill went on a predatory march into Glenn-fhéile, against Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill, and carried off a prey; and two horsemen of his people were slain, viz., the son of Domhnall, son of Felim, son of Aenghus Og O'Gallchubhair, and the son of Brian Caech, son of Domhnall Mac-an-decanaigh.

     LC1527.13

    Thomas Mac Maghnusa Mag Uidhir died: i.e. a most eminent cleric, and an intelligent, learned man in Latin and Gaeidhilic, and who had the best copies of Latin and Gaeidhilic books of any in his neighbourhood; and a man who supported a large company, and kept a house of hospitality.

     LC1527.14

    Ruaidhri, son of Murchadh Mac Suibhne, was killed by his own kinsmen in hoc anno.

     LC1527.15

    William, son of Andrias Mag Craith, i.e. a man of great opulence, and a good biatach, and his wife died in one day and p.263 night this year.

     LC1527.16

    Caitilín, daughter of Conn, son of Domhnall O'Neill, a pious woman of good hospitality, who had been married to good men, viz., to O'Raighilligh at first, and to O'Ruairc afterwards, died this year after unction and penitence.

     LC1527.17

    The Earl of Cill-dara, and the son of the Earl of Ur-Mumha, went to Saxon-land through mutual envy and complaints; and he left his own office in Erinn to the Baron of Delbhna, (i.e. this Earl of Cill-dara was Justiciary of Erinn at that time).

     LC1527.18

    Domhnall, the son of Ferghal, son of Domhnall O'Birn, dux of the lower half of Tir-Briúin, and his wife, i.e. Lasairfhína, daughter of John the Prior's son, mortui sunt. Tadhg, the son of Cairbre, son of the Prior O'Birn, assumed the chieftaincy after Domhnall, in preference to the senior of the descendants of Cormac O'Birn, as good merit deserves; and Maelsechlainn O'Birn, his other brother, assumed the tanistship.

     LC1527.19

    Mor, daughter of Maelechlainn Mac Caba, uxor of O'hAinlighe, i.e. the best woman that came into Cenel-Doffa-mic-Aenghusa for a long time; the nurse of the learned and destitute of Erinn; the equal of Mór Mumhan in reputation, piety, and good will; the woman who gave most in offerings and alms of food and clothing to the poor, and to the orphans of the Lord, and to every one who would require to receive them, died in the middle of her own residence, in Port-Locha-Leise, et sepulta est in Oilfinn, under the protection of God and Patrick.

     LC1527.20

    The young Prior O'Ferghail, i.e. Thomas, the son of Edmond, son of Rossa, lord of Caladh-na-hAnghaile, and the fifth best companion that was of the Clanna-Rughraidhe, was slain by the sons of Edmond O'Cellaigh, and by the sons of Felim, son of Gilla-na-naemh O'Ferghail, and his three sons along with him, per dolum.

     LC1527.21

    An investment of five weeks, or six, by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and by the sons of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and by Mac Dubhgaill, and the race of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and the descendants of p.265 Felim Finn, and the descendants of Tadhg Mac Branáin, against Caislen-riabhach of Clann-Foghartaigh; and a wonderful wooden engine for taking it was made by them of good, firm, oaken beams, and long, truly large beams supporting it.

     LC1527.22

    Diarmaid, son of Tadhg Ruadh, and a good horseman of the stock of Clann-Maelruanaidh, were killed from out of the castle; and the engine was at last cut to pieces by Tuathal Ruadh.

LC1528
     LC1528.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday; a bissextile; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-eight years.

     LC1528.1

    O'Briain's daughter, i.e. Finnghuala, daughter of Conchobhar, the woman who maintained the greatest reputation of all her contemporaries, as regards body and soul, died after spending her life and wealth at first in promoting hospitality and humanity, and after having been twenty-one years in the habit of the third Order, performing devotion, clemency, and good works, on behalf of God and the world.

     LC1528.2

    O'Briain, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Tadhg, the Gaeidhel who had been longest identified with nobility and hospitality in all Leth-Modha, and the genuine heir of Brian Borumha in maintaining war with Foreigners, died after unction and penitence; and his son was made king in his place, i.e. Conchobhar, son of Toirdhelbhach.

     LC1528.3

    Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada—(the general supporter of hospitality and bounty towards men of learning, and the hardy champion of the warfare and defence of Connacht, was this Cormac, and the protector of his own territory against his enemies)—died after unction and penitence in the end of his age; and his brother, i.e. Diarmaid; assumed his place after him.

     LC1528.4

    Conn, son of Niall, son of Art O'Neill, a good captain of the Cenel-Eoghain, was slain by the son of Art Og O'Neill; and O'Neill's two sons, p.267 viz., Henry and Cormac, who had been detained in captivity by O'Neill for a long time previously, were surrendered to the sons of Conn, son of Niall; and the sons of Conn hanged these two princes.

     LC1528.5

    The castle of Cúl-mhaile was taken against Mac Donnchadha by his own brother, i.e. by Muirchertach Mac Donnchadha, the son of Murchadh; and Mac Donnchadha himself, and his son, i.e. Murchadh, were captured in a short time after that by O'Dubhda, and by Muirchertach Mac Donnchadha; and another son of Mac Donnchadha was killed there, i.e. Donnchadh.

     LC1528.6

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill, with a great many Albanachs under Alexander, the son of John Cathánagh, to Magh-Luirg; and the Bealach-buidhe was cut down by them; and they obtained rent and hostages from the country, and returned safely.

     LC1528.7

    O'Ruairc, i.e. Eoghan, son of Tighernán, lord of the Breifne, the sustaining prop of the bounty and nobility of the race of Aedh Finn, died this year in the habit of St. Francis, after unction and penitence.

     LC1528.8

    Mac Suibhne of Fanad, i.e. Domhnall Og, mortuus est, after assuming the habit of the Order of Mary, on the day of the festival of Mary in winter.

     LC1528.9

    Great wind in this year, the Friday before Christmas, which threw down a great many wooden and stone buildings, and several trees; and it broke down, in particular, the monastery of Dún-na-nGall; and it shattered and blew away a great number of boats on sea and land.

     LC1528.10

    Maurice, son of Donnchadh O'Bigleighinn, an adept in medicine, died this year.

     LC1528.11

    O'Maelmhiadhaigh, i.e. Cathal, son of Domhnall, son of Uaithne Buidhe, chief of Tellach-Cerbhallain, mortuus est.

LC1529
     LC1529.0

    The kalends of January on Friday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and twenty-nine years.

     LC1529.1

    Conchobhar Og O'Baighill, tanist of his own country, was slain p.269 by the sons of O'Baighill in hoc anno.

     LC1529.2

    The Earl of Des-Mumha, James, the foreigner's son of greatest repute for bounty and nobility that was in Erinn, and who was a prop of battle against Foreigners and Gaeidhel, and the best protector of the learned and destitute, died in the middle of his age and prosperity, of a sudden illness of three nights, on the festival of Saint John.

     LC1529.3

    Felim, the son of Conchobhar O'Baighill, was killed by the sons of O'Baighill in hoc anno.

     LC1529.4

    The son of Mac Dubhgaill of Alba was killed by Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill, in the doorway of the castle of Cúl-mhic-an-tréin, with one stroke of a sword.

     LC1529.5

    The castle of Cúl-mhic-an-tréin was taken in the course of a short time after that by Maghnus O'Domhnaill; and it was broken down immediately in the pursuance of the council.

     LC1529.6

    O'hUiginn, i.e. Domhnall Cam, a doctor in poetry and learning, died in hoc anno.

     LC1529.7

    The son of O'hUiginn, i.e. Aedh, son of Glaisne, a doctor in poetry, mortuus est.

     LC1529.8

    Brian Ballagh, son of Niall, son of Conn, was slain by Cormac Mac Uibhilín, who was in the friendship of Brian himself, as they were leaving Carraig-Ferghuis.

     LC1529.9

    The Cosnamhach, son of Ferghal, son of Donnchadh Dubh Mac Aedhagáin, the most eminent man in the lands of the Gaeidhel in fenechas, and in poetry, with lay Brehonship, mortuus est, et sepultus est in Oilfinn.

     LC1529.10

    Domhnall, son of John, son of Domhnall Mac Birrthagra, intended professor of the North of Uladh in bérla fenechais, mortuus est, et sepultus est in Carraig-Ferghuis.

     LC1529.11

    James, son of Ruaidhri Mac Birrthagra, a macfuirmigh of his own art, mortuus est.

     LC1529.12

    Mac Ailín, i.e. Cailín, son of Gilla-espuig, the choice of all in Oirer-Gaeidhel for prowess and bounty, died.

     LC1529.13

    Domhnall, the son of Aedh, son of Domhnall Mac Aedhagáin, i.e. the Mac p.271 Aedhagáin of Ur-Mumha, i.e. head of the learned of Leth-Modha in knowledge and piety, mortuus est.

     LC1529.14

    Mac Feorais of Dún-mór, i.e. Meiler, mortuus est.

     LC1529.15

    Muirchertach son of Maghnus Mac Diarmada Ruadh, and Conchobhar Mac Gilla-Martain, were slain in Oilfinn, and Ruaidhri Buidhe, son of Donnchadh Dubh, and Edmond Mac Dubhgaill, were taken prisoners there by O'Conchobhair Ruadh.

LC1530
     LC1530.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty years.

     LC1530.1

    Caitilín, daughter of Murchadh Mac Suibhne, wife of O'Dochartaigh mortua est.

     LC1530.2

    Rose, daughter of O'Catháin, wife of Felim O'Dochartaigh, died in hoc anno.

     LC1530.3

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill into the province of Connacht, in the middle month of summer, on which occasion he passed through Coillte-Conchobhair, and from thence into Uachtar-thíre, and past Buill southwards, and through the tanist's land into Magh-Luirg, and eastwards again across Cara-Droma-Ruisc; and Muinter-Eolais was destroyed and burned by him. And a number of his people were taken from him about the castle of Liath-druim, viz., Maghnus, son of Ferdorcha Mac Suibhne, and the son of Mac Cailín, i.e. Toirdhelbhach Dubh. And he passed from thence westwards across the Shannon again, and to Machaire-Connacht, and by the bridge of Ath-Mogha, across the Suca. And Clann-Connmhaigh was plundered and burned by him, viz., Mac David's towns, viz., Glinnsce and Cill-Crúain and he carried off great spoils from the district. Baile-an-tobair was destroyed and burned by him on this occasion; and he imposed a defensive tribute on O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. six pence on every quarter of his country. And he returned back. to the Bealach-buidhe, after destroying Magh-Luirg, no injury having been done to him.

     LC1530.4

    Sorcha, daughter of Aedh Og, son of Aedh-an-enigh, son of Niall, p.273 son of Conn, uxor of O'Neill, i.e. Conn, son of Conn, son of Henry, mortua est.

     LC1530.5

    Mac Artain, dux of Cenel-Foghartaigh, mortuus est.

     LC1530.6

    Mac Domhnaill Galloglaech, i.e. Colla, son of Colla, constable of Tir-Eoghain-mic-Neill, mortuus est.

     LC1530.7

    Cathal, son of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech Mac Diarmada, a most eminent captain for plundering and subduing his enemies on every side of him, mortuus est.

     LC1530.8

    Cumsgrach, son of Maelruanaidh, son of Conchobhar Mag Raghnaill, mortuus est.

     LC1530.9

    The best wooden house in all Erinn, which Mac Consnamha had on Loch-Ailinne, was burned by O'Domhnaill; and all the Breifne from the mountain westward was destroyed by him.

     LC1530.10

    A great depredation was committed by Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill in Gaileng.

     LC1530.11

    Another hosting by O'Domhnaill, in the middle month of harvest, against Mac William Burk, on which occasion a part of the district was destroyed. And peace was afterwards concluded by them; and he O'Domhnaill returned safely, with the exception of a good young horseman of the army, i.e. Aedh, son of Conchobhar Riabhach O'Duibhidhir.

     LC1530.12

    Rudhraidhe, son of Eoghan, son of Aedh Balbh, son of John O'Dochartaigh, a great loss in his own country, mortuus est.

     LC1530.13

    Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Richard, son of Ulick Finn, son of Ulick Ruadh, son of Ulick-an-fhina, head of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Upper Connacht, and the person of the best bounty and nobility, and of the firmest law and rule, that had come for a long time of the race of William the Conqueror, died of a very brief illness in the last month of spring.

     LC1530.14

    A chapter of the Friars Minors in Dun-na-nGall this year; and O'Domhnaill maintained them all from the commencement to the conclusion at his own cost, with great expenditure, and munificent, honourable, hospitality.

     LC1530.15

    The Bishop of Oilfinn, i.e. the Greek bishop, p.275 died; and the death of the Greek bishop is no blemish to humanity.

     LC1530.16

    The comarb of Colum Cille in Glenn-Cille, i.e. Donn Mac Niallusaigh, mortuus est.

     LC1530.17

    The Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett son of Garrett, who had been a long time under arrest by the king of the Saxons, came to Erinn, and a Saxon Justiciary came with him; and they were destroying much against the Gaeidhel. O'Raighilligh was taken prisoner by them, after he had gone to meet themselves.

     LC1530.18

    Mac-in-Bhaird's daughter, i.e. Una, died.

     LC1530.19

    O'Baighill's daughter, i.e. Rose, daughter of Toirdhelbhach, son of Niall Ruadh, a charitable, most bountiful woman, mortua est.

     LC1530.20

    Síle, daughter of O'Fallamhain, uxor of Cairbre, son of the Prior O'Birn, a charitable, humane, beautiful woman, who refused neither guest nor stranger, mortua est.

LC1531
     LC1531.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-one years.

     LC1531.1

    O'Siaghail, chief physician of Inis-Eoghain, mortuus est.

     LC1531.2

    The castle of Bel-leice was taken by Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill; and the disturbance of the district resulted greatly from that event.

     LC1531.3

    Donnchadh, son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Tadhg O'Briain, tanist of Tuadh-Mumha, a good captain, and a man who practised hospitality and excellence, died in hoc anno.

     LC1531.4

    Mac Carthaigh Riabhach, i.e. Domhnall, son of Fínghin, son of Diarmaid, a young lord of Cairbre, and a man of general bounty to poets and men of learning—and a lord of most excellent law and rule, who had given a school invitation to the men of Erinn—died in hoc anno.

     LC1531.5

    The son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Niall, son of Conchobhar Carragh, mortuus est.

     LC1531.6

    Diarmaid, son of John, son of Aedh, son of Maelruanaidh, i.e. the most noble and humane person of his own kindred, died.

     LC1531.7

    A great war in Tir-Conaill this year, between O'Domhnaill and his son, i.e. Maghnus O'Domhnaill sent a large p.277 army to one place, and went into Maghnus's country; and the district was destroyed by him. And the son of Donnchadh Caech Mag Uidhir, a good gentleman of the Feara-Manach, was killed on the hosting. And Maghnus went into Tir-Aedha, and destroyed much in it, ⁊c.

     LC1531.8

    The son of Mac Uibhilín, i.e. Cormac, a good captain, and a man of general hospitality, died suddenly in hoc anno.

     LC1531.9

    A hosting by the Saxon Justiciary, i.e. William Sgemeltún, to Tir-Eoghain; and O'Domhnaill went to meet them; and they demolished the castle of Cennard, and destroyed the country. And Brian, son of Lochlainn Mac Suibhne, the Earl of Ur-Mumha's constable, was killed in a conflict on that same hosting.

     LC1531.10

    Illann Buidhe, son of Maelechlainn, son of Illann Mac-in-Legha Ruadh, an eminent man in his own art, died this year.

     LC1531.11

    Síle, daughter of Cairbre O'Birn, the best woman of her own age of the ladies of Síl-Muiredhaigh in her time, died, and was buried in Ros-Comain, in the tomb of her ancestors.

     LC1531.12

    Tuathal O'Domhnallain, from Machaire-Maenmhaighe, mortuus est.

     LC1531.13

    Gillapatraic, son of Adam Mac-in-Bhaird, mortuus est.

LC1532
     LC1532.0

    The kalends of January; one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-two years.

     LC1532.1

    O'Domhnaill went this year to meet the Justiciary, i.e. William Sgemeltún, and formed a friendship and compact with him; and the Saxon Justiciary went into Tir-Eoghain, and the castle of Dun-Genainn was demolished, and the country injured, by him.

     LC1532.2

    The Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett, son of Garrett, came from Saxon-land, as Justiciary from the king.

     LC1532.3

    O'Domhnaill went into Magh-Luirg; and Mac Domhnaill, i.e. Alexander, son of John Cathánach was with him; and depredations and burnings were committed by them; and peace was quickly afterwards made by them.

     LC1532.4

    The sons of O'Neill, viz., the sons of Art Og, viz., Domhnall and Tuathal, who had been p.279 a long time imprisoned by O'Neill, were hanged by him in hoc anno.

     LC1532.5

    Eoghan, son of Tighernan, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, a most excellent gentleman in his own position, was slain by the sons of O'Maelmhiadhaigh in the Friar's town, in Druim-dhá-ethiar.

     LC1532.6

    The son of Mac Flannchaidh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, was slain by his own two brothers in the doorway of Mac Flannchaidh's residence; and Brian O'Ruairc destroyed much in Dartraighe through that.

     LC1532.7

    The daughter of Mac Suibhne Fánad, i.e. Mary, O'Baighill's wife, died suddenly; i.e. she was thrown from her horse in the doorway of her own residence.

     LC1532.8

    O'Maelconaire, i.e. Torna, the son of Torna, mortuus est; and Conchobhar, son of Domhnall Ruadh O'Maelconaire, was proclaimed the O'Maelconaire in his place; and he died quickly after that.

     LC1532.9

    The castle of Ard-na-riadh was taken by the sons of O'Dubhda against the son of John Burk; and a war broke out between themselves and the descendants of Rickard Burk, and many depredations and homicides were committed between them, in hoc anno.

     LC1532.10

    O'Cerbhaill, i.e. Maelruanaidh, the noblest and most illustrious Gaeidhel that was in Leth-Modha, and who destroyed most in regard to Foreigners, and improved most in regard to Gaeidhel, died in hoc anno.

     LC1532.11

    The comarb of Fídhnacha, i.e. Brian, died.

     LC1532.12

    Mac Uidhilín, i.e. Walter, son of Garrett, was killed in the church of Dún-bó and Conchobhar, son of O'Catháin, a very rich, affluent man, was burned, and Mac Conuladh, i.e. James, the son of Art Mac Conuladh, was taken prisoner there. The sons of Domhnall Clerech O'Catháin committed those deeds.

     LC1532.13

    The son of the Earl of Ur-Mumha, i.e. Thomas, son of Piers Ruadh, was slain in Osraighe by Diarmaid Mac Gilla-Patraic, intended king of Osraighe. And this was very nearly "Maelmor's feat"; for it was not long afterwards until Diarmaid was delivered by his own brother, i.e. by Mac Gilla-Patraic, to the Earl of p.281 Ur-Mumha; and Diarmaid was manacled by the Earl in revenge of his son, and of every other evil which had been previously committed by Diarmaid.

     LC1532.14

    Dubhcabhlaigh, daughter of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe, i.e. the wife of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach Mac Diarmada Ruadh, mortua est.

LC1533
     LC1533.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-three years.

     LC1533.1

    Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Diarmaid-an-einigh, son of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech Mac Diarmada, was killed per dolum by the sons of Eoghan, son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, viz., Mac Diarmada's own kinsmen; and that was a great calamity, for there was not in his time in Erinn a man of his means of greater hospitality and excellence, and a better protector of guests and strangers, and one more distinguished in every quality of a good man than he; a man full of knowledge, learning, and science, and of all good: on the day of Brenainn's festival he was beheaded in Lis-Aedhain, in the territory of Airtech; and Eoghan, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, was made king over the territory of the Clann-Maelruanaidh after him.

     LC1533.2

    The castle of Sligech was taken by Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg, son of Aedh O'Conchobhair, in a nocturnal assault, after he had obtained guidance, and an offer of its surrender, from some of the keepers of the castle themselves.

     LC1533.3

    The castle of Ard-na-riadh was taken by the sons of Thomas Burk from the sons of O'Dubhda, in the night, in like manner.

     LC1533.4

    A great depredation was committed by O'Domhnaill upon O'hEghra Buidhe, between the two rivers.

     LC1533.5

    Niall, son of Murchadh Mac Subhne, i.e. the best young man of the race of Donnchadh Mór, was killed on the bridge of Sligech in hoc anno.

     LC1533.6

    Muirchertach son of Felim, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh, was hanged by O'Domhnaill on the green of the castle of Enagh, p.283 after his own sons and kinsmen had refused to give the place for his ransom.

     LC1533.7

    Maelruanaidh Og, son of Maelruanaidh O'Cerbhaill, died in hoc anno.

     LC1533.8

    O'Maelmhuaidh, i.e. Domhnall Caech, the son of the Cosnamhach, was killed in treachery by his own brother, and by his brother's son, of the green of Lann-Eala; and his brother, i.e. Cathair, was proclaimed O'Maelmhuaidh.

     LC1533.9

    Edmond, son of Conn, son of Niall, was slain by the sons of Mag Uidhir.

     LC1533.10

    Felim Bacagh, son of Niall, son of Conn, died in hoc anno.

LC1534
     LC1534.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-four years.

     LC1534.1

    Mac Diarmada of Magh-Luirg, i.e. Eoghan, son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, died this year on Mac Diarmada's Rock, after unction and penitence; and Aedh, son of Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, assumed the sovereignty of Magh-Luirg after him, and he an abbot in the monastery of the Buill; and Mac Diarmada's Rock was taken at that time by the sons of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, viz., by Ruaidhri and Tomaltach. War and dissensions grew in the country through this.

     LC1534.2

    The son of Mac Eochadha, i.e. Donnchadh, the son of Maelmuire Mac Eochadha, intended ollamh of Laighen, without dispute, and the best man of his own labour in every species of science, and the best house-keeper, was unhappily killed with one cast of a spear by his own mother's brothers, viz., the sons of O'Tuathail.

     LC1534.3

    Toirdhelbhach Dubh O'Dimusaigh was killed in treachery by his own relative, i.e. by Muirchertach Og O'Dimusaigh, whilst under the guarantees of God and Saint Ebhin.

     LC1534.4

    Muirchertach Og himself was killed soon after that by O'Mordha, through the power of God and Ebhin.

     LC1534.5

    Eoghan, son of Aedh Buidhe, son of Niall, son of Conn, the best son of a king of the race of Aedh Buidhe, was killed by p.285 Albanachs, with one shot of an arrow, on Loch-Cuan.

     LC1534.6

    The Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett, son of Garrett, son of Thomas, went to Saxon-land, at the summons of the king of the Saxons; and the Earl was put to death—i.e. the Foreigner of greatest account that was in Erinn in his own time; and the Earl's son, i.e. Thomas, ruined the king of the Saxon's people in Erinn with war; i.e. he demolished the residences of, and exacted their pledges from, all who were faithful to the king of the Saxons throughout Midhe. And the archbishop of Baile-atha-clíath was killed by the Earl's son in this war. And a Saxon Justiciary came to Erinn from the king; and the majority of the towns of the Earl's son were demolished; and all Midhe was ruined both church and territory; and numerous injuries were committed between them. And Magh-Nuadhad was taken by the Saxon Justiciary; and many eminent persons of the people of the Earl's son were slain there.

     LC1534.7

    O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Tadhg Buidhe, the son of Cathal Ruadh, died this year, and his son Toirdhelbach Ruadh was proclaimed O'Conchobhair in his place.

     LC1534.8

    Brian, son of John O'Maelmhuaidh, was killed in treachery by some of his own sept.

     LC1534.9

    O'Gallchubhair, i.e. Edmond, son of John, son of Tuathal, died suddenly in hoc anno.

     LC1534.10

    Cormac, son of Ferghal Mac-in-Bhaird, an eminent poet, and the best man that came of his own kindred, as regards charity and humanity, died of a sudden illness, after unction and penitence.

LC1535
     LC1535.0

    The kalends of January on Friday; one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-five years.

     LC1535.1

    Thomas, son of the Earl of Cill-dara, leagued with the Gaeidhel of the south of Erinn this year, in opposition to the Justiciary, after his manors and towns had been taken from the Earl's son by p.287 the Justiciary, and he himself, and his partizans, had been expelled from Meath, and driven to seek the protection of Síl-Briain and O'Conchobhair Failghe, when he waged a great, good war. Then it was that there came to Erinn a powerful man of the king of the Saxon's people, i.e. Lord Leonard; and he went to meet the Earl's son, and practised a deceit towards him, and promised him a pardon on the kings part; and he took him with him to Saxon-land.

     LC1535.2

    The Earl's son was apprehended, and placed in the king's tower in captivity; and Lord Leonard came back to Erinn. And the Justiciary who was here in Erinn died, i.e. William Sgemeltún, and Lord Leonard assumed the king's government in Erinn; and he brought the sons of the great Earl of Cill-dara under his own guardianship, viz., the sons of Garrett, son of Thomas, viz., James, Oliver, John, and Richard. And after having been in the confidence, and under the guardianship of Lord Leonard, and they in his own company, they were all at once apprehended by him; and he sent them to the king of the Saxons; and they were placed in the king's tower, where the heir to the earldom was, i.e. Thomas, the Earl's son. After they themselves and Thomas, moreover, had been more than a year in captivity in the king's tower, they were put to death in presence of the inhabitants of the city. And there never came of the Foreigners of Erinn, a man of his own age whose death was a greater calamity and loss, as regards nobility, and hospitality, and captainship, than this Thomas the Earl's son. And no greater sermon occurred in latter times than the quickness with which the heirs of the earldom were exterminated out of Erinn, although they had the power of all Erinn for a long time previously.

     LC1535.3

    Muirchertach Mac Donnchadha, the son of Murchadh, and his two sons, viz., John Glas and Ferghal, were slain by O'hEghra p.289 Buidhe, in Magh-Imlech, in hoc anno, after having been deceitfully betrayed by one of his own people.

     LC1535.4

    Mac Suibhne Bághuine, i.e. Maelmuire, son of Niall Mac Suibhne, was killed in treachery by his own brother, i.e. Niall Mac Suibhne, on the day of the festival of Paul and Peter, in the doorway of Mac Suibhne's own castle, i.e. Rathain.

     LC1535.5

    Egnechán, son of Domhnall O'Domhnaill, was in like manner wickedly killed by the sons of O'Baighill.

     LC1535.6

    Maelechlainn, son of Cairbre O'Birn, was killed by the sons of Cathal, son of Ruaidhri. Mac Diarmada; and he was a great loss, for it is doubtful if there was in Erinn a better chieftain's son of his estate, in wisdom, bounty, and excellence, than he.

     LC1535.7

    Conchobhar, son of Eoghan Mac Donnchadha, and Aedh, son of the Cananach, were killed by the sons of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Donnchadha, from Cuil-Deghaidh, in Cill-Frais.

     LC1535.8

    O'Neill's daughter, i.e. Sibhan, daughter of Conn, son of Henry, son of Eoghan, wife of Maghnus O'Domhnaill, died in the middle of her age, estate, and good fortune, this year, and was honourably buried in the monastery of Dun-na-nGall.

     LC1535.9

    A great defeat was given by Mac Amhlaibh this year, in which the lord of the Claen-glais, and Mac Gibun, and a great body of the Clann-Sithidh, were slain; and the son of Maelmuire, son of Brian Mac Suibhne, Mac Amhlaibh's constable, was killed there also in beginning of the conflict.

LC1536
     LC1536.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-six years.

     LC1536.1

    This year was a sickly, unhealthy year, in which numerous diseases, viz., a general plague, and small-pox, and a flux-plague, and the bed-distemper, prevailed excessively.

     p.291
     LC1536.2

    A calamity greater than all calamities in his own time, and a loss greater than all other losses, occurred in Erinn this year, viz., Cormac Og, the son of Cormac, son of Tadhg Mac Carthaigh, i.e. the choicest of the Gaeidhel of Leth-Modha-Nuadhadh died after triumphing over the world and the devil, et sepultus est in Cill-Cré.

     LC1536.3

    Mac David, i.e. Thomas, son of David, son of Edmond, died in hoc anno.

     LC1536.4

    Mac Goisdelbh, i.e. John Dubh, died in hoc anno.

     LC1536.5

    Thomas O'hUiginn, i.e. the tutor of the men of Erinn and Alba in poetry, died this year.

     LC1536.6

    O'Cellaigh was slain in hoc anno; and Donnchadh, son of Edmond, was appointed in his place over Tir-Maine.

     LC1536.7

    The chieftains of Lower Connacht, viz., Tadhg Og, the son of Tadhg, son of Aedh, and Tadhg the son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and the Clann-Donnchadha, and the sons of O'Dubhda, went against the descendants of Richard Burk, at the instigation of the Bishop Barrett. And the herds of the country went before them to the termon of Oiremh, and the bishop followed them upon the termon, and brought the herds to the army; and restitution was not given by them in honour of saint or sanctuary.

     LC1536.8

    The monastery of Druim-dhá-eithighar was burned in the night, after all had gone to sleep, and much was destroyed in it.

     LC1536.9

    Fedhlim, son of Fedhlim O'Ruairc, died whilst confined by Brian O'Ruairc, the son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan.

     LC1536.10

    The comarb of Druimn-Oirbhelaigh, i.e. Cathal, son of Seoinín, son of John O'Maelmocheirghe, a prosperous man of great wealth, died this year.

     LC1536.11

    Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg, son of Aedh, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh O'Conchobhair, was proclaimed the O'Conchobhair. And this was not the usual name of the person who was lord of Síl-Conchobhair in Lower Connacht, but whosoever of them was lord over Lower Connacht was usually called Mac Domhnaill Mic p.293 Muirchertaigh. Nevertheless, it was to exalt his family, and to excel the kings preceding him, that he was proclaimed by this change of name.

     LC1536.12

    This new O'Conchobhair, and the son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, went on an expedition into Clann-Goisdelbh; and they brought their armies about Cill-Colmain, i.e. the town of the son of Rughraidhe Mac Goisdelbh; and he himself came out of the town, into the hands of O'Conchobhair, bringing with him a proof coat of mail which he had, i.e. Mac Feorais's coat of mail, and O'Conchobhair carried this hostage with him to Sligech; and they did not get many spoils except that alone. And he O'Conchobhair received his full ransom for this hostage.

     LC1536.13

    Conchobhar Garbh, son of Cathal Mac Diarmada, was slain by the son of O'Birn, in the Coill-aimhréidh.

     LC1536.14

    O'Ruairc was brought by Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, to besiege the castle of Cenn-maighe; and they demolished the place, and killed the warders, viz., Cathal, son of Cormac Og, and Ferghal, son of Brian, and all who were there besides.

     LC1536.15

    Ruaidhri-na-ttulán, son of Diarmaid, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Cathal, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, were banished out of Magh-Luirg by Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, (and some of them were sent to Tuadh-Mumha, and some more to Tir-Conaill), through the killing of Maelsechlainn O'Birn, who was the true foster-brother of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.

     LC1536.16

    A long, lasting, war between O'Domhnaill and the chiefs of Lower Connacht, except Brian O'Ruairc alone, who gave his assistance to neither of them this time.

     LC1536.17

    A great muster by O'Domhnaill, viz., Mag Uidhir, and the son of O'Neill, i.e. Niall Og, the son of Art, and the son of O'Raighilligh, i.e. Aedh son of Maelmordha, with the rising out of O'Raighilligh. And O'Domhnaill's own sons did not come there, p.295 but remained about Maghnus O'Domhnaill, (for he did not come in this great army, because he was in discord with his father). And the Clann-Súibhne, and O'Baighill, with their warlike and valorous bands, came also in this muster of O'Domhnaill; as was the custom with them. This charmed, ready, army moved late in the day from Ath-Senaigh, and occupied a resting place and encampment between Dubh and Drobhais. And after they had eaten their food, they sent watchers and sentinels to guard the army from the danger of a camp attack being made upon them by the Síl-Conchobhair, with their muster; for they were assembled in one piece in Sligech, and had promised battle to O'Domhnaill, And the first who went on the watch was O'Baighill; for he thought that he might find some of his opponents and adversaries, in Lower Connacht, coming to make a camp attack on this army of O'Domhnaill. And Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill's people went on the watch in like manner; and O'Baighill and they encountered each other in the twilight of the early morning. And the people of O'Domhnaill's son advanced against, and towards, O'Baighill with his cavalry, taking them for a party belonging to Lower Connacht. It was not with fear, nor with a desire to flee, that O'Baighill received this attack of his enemies, (for he was positively certain that it was they who were approaching him); but O'Baighill made a vehement, sudden rush towards them, and to meet them; and he stayed not under their protection, but went unguardedly amongst them, so that he received his death miserably, unfortunately, by his own true friends. And a very great loss to paupers and orphans, to the infirm and to professors, was this eminent man, i.e. Niall O'Baighill. This great calamity, however did not prevent O'Domhnaill from attempting, p.297 and continuing to pass that way; and after the approach of day he goes as far as Findir; and he rested and remained in that place until the rising of the sun on the morrow. The cavalry of Cathal Og's son, viz., Muinter-Airt, advance towards Braghad-Chuillidh. They meet some of the cavalry of the army, and both parties proceed to attack each other in Belach-Dúin-iarainn. A horseman of Muinter-Airt is slain in this conflict, and they separate from one another. O'Domhnaill remains in his own encampment that night; and he rises in the morning following, and goes to Fersad-ranna-in-liagain, to go across it into Cuil-irra. O'Conchobhair was in Sligech, with his muster, arraying his people to go against O'Domhnaill to Fersad-ranna-in-liagain, (where Liagán, a heroic warrior of the Fomorians, was killed by Lugh Lamhfada, when coming to the battle of Magh-Tuiredh, where the Fomorians were imposing their tributes on the men of Erinn for a long time before that—so that it was from him this ford was named). And whilst the full tide was in the ford these armies were taking an estimate of each other; and the resolution which O'Conchobhair adopted was, since he had not as many men as O'Domhnaill, and as O'Domhnaill had put his forces in order, and fixed his great gun in front of the ford, not to oppose him at the ford, but to wait until he would find him unprepared in another place. O'Domhnaill goes across the ford, when he found it without defence, without protection; and a number of the chieftains of Lower Connacht go to demand battle from O'Domhnaill's people. p.299 This demand had scarcely been responded to, when they proudly, furiously, attacked each other. A person of very great note of the Clann-Donnchaidh was killed in this conflict, i.e. Maelsechlainn, the son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri; and by a shot of a gun he was killed. Another horseman of O'Domhnaill's people was killed there by a cast of a spear, i.e. James Ballach, the son of Niall, son of John. They separate from each other. O'Domhnaill goes into the country of Brian O'Conchobhair's descendants, and was three nights destroying corn, and burning towns and moors. O'Conchobhair was at Bel-an-droichit in an encampment. O'Domhnaill goes across the strand westwards to Tir-Fiachrach-Muaidhe, and destroys therein a great quantity of corn, and many towns, and much of every other kind of property; for the country was in their own power, except some of its castles; and he seized a great quantity of the herds of the country around Sliabh-Gamh. They proceed westwards across the Muaidh, at the invitation of the descendants of Richard Burk, in pursuit of some of the herds of the sons of O'Dubhda. The daughter of Walter Burk is seized by them, i.e. the wife of Eoghan O'Dubhda, together with his prey. So immense were the spoils and herds obtained by O'Domhnaill, that a beef, or two beeves would be given there for one bonn, and even this would not be got for them. Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Mac David, went to assist those of Lower Connacht against O'Domhnaill. O'Domhnaill turns back, after accomplishing his expedition and journey into that country as he wished; and those chieftains of Lower Connacht were prepared to give battle to O'Domhnaill on his return home; but they only made a slight attack, for O'Domhnaill rested not from the time he left Tir-Fiachrach until he went to Druim-cliabh; and he was always in battle array during that time. A p.301 horseman of the people of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair's son, i.e. Aedh, the son of Brian, son of Aedh, slain in that attack, whilst the army was going across Fersat-ranna-in-liagain, and the son of Mac Diarmada, i.e. the son of Eoghan son of Tadhg, was severely wounded there. O'Domhnaill goes home without obtaining submission or homage from the chieftains of Lower Connacht on this occasion, as was unusual.

     LC1536.18

    Donnchadh, the son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Conchobhar son of Tadhg, son of Tomaltach, son of Maurice, son of Donnchadh, was proclaimed Mac Donnchadha, though Mac Donnchadha himself, i.e. Eoghan, the son of Donnchadh, son of Murchadh, had not died; but he was in the decline of life, after having been blinded; and Eoghan's sons waged a war with Mac Donnchadha concerning this title, but still nothing important was destroyed between them.

     LC1536.19

    The Gilla-dubh, son of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri Ballach, son of O'Conchobhair, died this year.

     LC1536.20

    A hosting by O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and by O'Ruairc, and by the son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair at the instance of Mac Diarmada and the sons of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, against Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, into the Tuatha; and Muinter-Ainlighe gave them hostages, on condition of not being injured by them both in church and territory. And they went from thence to the Mainechs and plundered every one of them who was the friend of O'Conchobhair except those whom the son of O'Ruairc met for it was not to injure any one he went, but to see if he could make peace between Mac Diarmada, with his kinsmen, and Ruadh, with his allies. This army takes the castle of the Turrac, and demolishes it. Donnchadh, the son of Edmond O'Cellaigh comes to them as a hostage, for fear his own country would be destroyed. This army proceeds, after p.303 accomplishing their expedition as they liked, and those hostages are taken to Sligech, viz., the son of O'hAinlighe, and the son of O'Cellaigh; and they carry with them the speckled door of the castle which they had taken, in order to put it to the castle of Sligech.

     LC1536.21

    Another hosting, this year by the Saxon Justiciary, westwards into Mumha, on which occasion he took Carraic-O'Goinnell, and broke down Murchadh O'Briain's bridge; and if it be true, Donnchadh, the son of O'Briain, had a share in these acts.

     LC1536.22

    Brian, the son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan was proclaimed the O'Ruairc.

     LC1536.23

    Caislen-an-cairthe was demolished this year by O'Ruairc. Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. John, the son of Rickard, son of Edmond, died this year; and a great war occurred amongst the Clann-Rickard concerning the lordship; and two Mac Williams were proclaimed in the country, viz., Richard Bacagh, the son of William, was proclaimed the Mac William, and Ulick, the son of Rickard Og was proclaimed another Mac William; and Ulick-na-cenn, sided with Richard Bagach.

     LC1536.25

    Donnchadh Dubh, the son of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe, a man of wealth and keeper of a general house of hospitality, died after unction and penitence.

     LC1536.26

    Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Dartraighe, i.e. Feradach, the son of William, a great loss to humanity and hospitality, died.

     LC1536.27

    O'Raighilligh, i.e. Ferghal the son of John, son of Cathal, king of the Ui-Briuin-Breifne and Conmaicne, a generous, truthful, charitable man, died after communion and sacrifice.

     LC1536.28

    Domhnall, the son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, a good captain, and tanist of Ui-Maine, from Caradh to Grian, and his brother's son along with him, i.e. Egnechan, the son of Maelechlainn, son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, were slain in treachery, together with Maelechlainn, p.305 the son of William, son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, from the Fedha of the town of Ath-Luain, at the instigation of the sons of Tadhg, son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, viz., the sons of Domhnall's own brother.

     LC1536.29

    The sons of Mac William of Clann-Rickard, viz., John Dubh and Redmond Ruadh, viz., the two sons of Rickard, son of Ulick, were slain in Achadh-drainin, by the sons of Rickard Og, son of Ulick Ruadh, son of Ulick-an-fhiona, who overtook them in pursuit, after they had collected the preys of the country.

     LC1536.30

    Mac Goisdelbh, i.e. John, son of the Gilla-dubh, a generous, humane man, and a good captain, was killed by Piers Mac Goisdelbh, and by some of the people of Airtech, in hoc anno.

     LC1536.31

    O'Conchobhair Failghe, i.e. Brian, the son of Cathair, was expelled from his country, and his castles were all demolished, and a great many of his people were killed in them, by the Saxon Justiciary, i.e. Lord Leonard; and through the envy and malice of his own brother, i.e. Cathair Ruadh, moreover, he the Justiciary did all that.

LC1537
     LC1537.0

    The kalends of January on Monday; after a bissextile the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-seven years.

     LC1537.1

    The chieftain of Muinter-Cinaith, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Aedh, son of Aedh Mac Consnamha, died in hoc anno.

     LC1537.2

    O'Gadhra, i.e. Eoghan, the son of Diarmaid, son of Eoghan lord of Cul-O'Finn, died in hoc anno.

     LC1537.3

    Mac William Burk, i.e. Tibbot, the son of Ulick, son of Edmond, in Christo quievit; and a war took place respecting his property after him.

     LC1537.4

    A hosting by O'Neill, i.e. Conn O'Neill, to Trian-Conghail, when he destroyed and plundered a great part of the country; and O'Neill's son was taken prisoner at Bel-Ferste, in the rear of the army; and O'Neill returned home afterwards; and the lord of Trian-Conghail, i.e. Niall Og, the son of Niall, son of Conn, died suddenly about this time; and O'Neill p.307 turned back into Trian-Conghail. He obtained his son who was in captivity; and a dispute occurred regarding the lordship of Trian-Conghail.

     LC1537.5

    The son of O'Raighilligh, i.e. Brian, the son of Ferghal, a person much lamented, and a good gentleman slain by the Justiciary's people, who had gone on a foray into Clann-Mathghamhna.

     LC1537.6

    The son of Mac Suibhne, i.e. Maelmuire, was slain this year by the sons of Murchadh Mac Suibhne.

     LC1537.7

    A war between Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill and Maghnus O'Domhnaill, and the sons of O'Baighill; and the castle of Dun-na-nGall was abandoned by Aedh. And there was great dissension in Tir-Conaill; and some of the descendants of the Bishop O'Gallchubhair, viz., the son of Toirdhelbhach Og son of Brian, and the two sons of Eoghan Ballach, son of Brian, and others alone, with them were slain by the sons of O'Baighill.

     LC1537.8

    A hosting by the Justiciary into Ui-Failghe; and the castle of the Daingen, i.e. the strongest and best fortified town in Erinn, was demolished by him; and many captives and spoils were found there; and all O'Conchobhair's towns were in his power; and the country was destroyed by them.

     LC1537.9

    O'Domhnaill died, i.e. Aedh Dubh, the son of Aedh Ruadh, son of Niall Garbh, son of Toirdhelbhach-an-fhina, lord of Tir-Conaill, and of Lower Connacht, and Feata Manach, and Cenel-Moain, and Inis-Eoghain. And he had placed many other lordships under his sway, such as Magh-Luirg, and Machaire-Connacht, and Clann-Conmaich, and Tir-Amhalghaidh, and Conmaicne-Cuile, and Goisdelbha, and Cul-O'Finn; and on the eastern side in like manner, Clann-Aedha-Buidhe, and the Ruta, and Oirecht-Ui-Chathain; for there was no country of these p.309 that had not frequently recognized him, besides submissively paying tribute. And it is not possible to enumerate or relate all the depredations he committed, and all the defeats that he inflicted, on his enemies, up to that time. And it was thought that he was the Aedh Engach whom prophets and wise men had foretold. And there came not, in his time, any one of the race of Gaeidhel Glas that gave more to poets, professors, and the Orders of God, than this Aedh. And the fifth day of the month of July he died, after assuming the habit of Saint Francis in the monastery of Dun-na-nGall, with his own will and consent, for a good reason; and on Thursday, as regards the day of the week, he retired from the world, after he was anointed, and after doing penance according to the decision of the church. And his son, i.e. Maghnus O'Domhnaill, was made king in his place, with the permission and counsel of the Conallachs, and of the comarb of Colum Cille, as was his due.

     LC1537.10

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, into Lower Connacht, in the middle month of Autumn, on which occasion he destroyed much corn, and burned and traversed Lower Connacht, viz., Tir-Fiachrach, and Cairbre, and the two Luighne, and the Corann, and Tir-Oilella, on his way northwards. And O'hEghra Riabhach's town is taken by him on this occasion; and he gave protection to O'hEghra himself, on condition of submitting to his power, and carried him off in captivity.

     LC1537.11

    Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuchonnacht, the son of Cuchonnacht, son of Brian, lord of Feara-Manach, a charitable, humane man, the most renowned for prowess, nobility, and hospitality, that had come of the race of the Collas for a long while, and who placed from Cluain-Eois to Cael-uisce under obedience and government, (and this p.311 government was good, for there came not in his own country for a period of time a lord whose law and rule were better, and who more repressed thieves and evil-doers, and established the territories more quietly and peaceably, and in whose time happiness and wealth increased more), was this year slain in treachery at Creachan, on Loch-Erne, by the descendants of Thomas Mag Uidhir, and the descendants of Toirdhelbhach Mag Uidhir; and he was buried at first in Daimhinis, and was disinterred some time afterwards by the Friars Minors, and conveyed to the monastery of Dun-na-nGall, et cetera.

     LC1537.12

    The son of Aedh, son of Niall, son of Conn, son of Aedh Buidhe, i.e. Niall, heir to the sovereignty of Trian-Conghail, and a man who practised nobility and hospitality, and who was likely to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors in reputation and liberality, as regards rewarding the learned and destitute, poets and men of science, and in bounty and excellence, was killed by Albanachs.

     LC1537.13

    O'Conchobhair Failghe took possession of his own country, in despite of the Justiciary, and of his own kinsmen, viz., the sons of O'Conchobhair; and he took some of their people from them, and assumed the supremacy of all his own country, as was right.

     LC1537.14

    The Baron of Dealbhna, i.e. Richard, the son of Christopher, son of Thomas, the sheltering shield, and wind-hurdle, of the Foreigners again st the Gaeidhel, a brave, warlike knight, died in his own place, after the triumph of unction and penitence, although many were the dangers of battle from which he had escaped up to that time.

     LC1537.15

    The son of O'Maelechlainn, i.e. James son of Murchadh, in his time the person of greatest fame and battle-career of the Cenel-Fiachaidh-mic-Neill, was killed by the son of O'Conchobhair Failghe.

     LC1537.16

    The son of O'Raighilligh, i.e. Cathair Modardha, the son of John, son of Cathal, was slain by Saxons, in pursuit of a prey.

     p.313
     LC1537.17

    The son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Niall Caech, the son of Gerald, son of Domhnall, son of Felim, was killed in a nocturnal conflict by Rudhraidhe, the son of Fellim O'Dochartaigh, in Baile-na-gCananach, in the termon of Doire; and they say that it was not well done.

     LC1537.18

    O'Flannagain of Tuath-ratha, i.e. Gilla-Isa, and his son, were wickedly slain by the rest of his tribe; and many evils were committed in Feara-Manach after Mag Uidhir's death.

     LC1537.19

    Depredations and burnings were committed by the Calbhach O'Domhnaill upon the Clann-Amhlaibh, and another depredation was committed by him upon O'Cathain.

LC1538
     LC1538.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-eight years.

     LC1538.1

    A war occurred between Mac Diarmada, i.e. Aedh, the son of Cormac Mac Diarmada, and Ruaidhri the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada. Ruaidhri solicited the doorkeepers of the place, and obtained from them directions for taking it. And the plan they invented for him was that he should go to the place in the night, and fix ladders to the Rock; and they went in, and captured Mac Diarmada and his son, i.e. Maelruanaidh. And they were half a year in captivity, when an arrangement took place between them; and the persons who intervened were O'Conchobhair Donn, and O'Beirn, and the principal men of the country along with them; and the arrangement they made was that half the lordship, and the Rock with its freedom, should be given by Aedh Mac Diarmada to Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada during his own life.

     LC1538.2

    The son of O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh Buidhe, son of Aedh, son of Aedh Ruadh, royal heir of Tir-Conaill, a person full of knowledge,  p.315 bounty, and skill in sciences and the surest hand in fields of battle, and in gaps of danger, and who was most expected to reach the sovereignty of his own country, according to the characteristics and qualifications of a lord, if God would grant him life, died this year of a very short illness, in Cill-O'Tonair, after communion and the body of Christ, the Friday after the festival of Patrick.

     LC1538.3

    Niall, son of Conn, son, of Art O'Neill, a good son of a king, who possessed nobility and hospitality, was killed by the son of Niall O'Neill in a nocturnal assault in the castle of the Omagh, after it had been betrayed to him by some of its own people; and Niall O'Neill demolished the castle after that, and followed up this homicide against his own son.

     LC1538.4

    The son of Mac Clancaigh, heir to the lordship of Dartraighe, i.e. Cathair, son of Feradhach, son of William Mac Clancaigh, mortuus est in Dun-Gairbri, in the month of May.

     LC1538.5

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, into Lower Connacht, on which occasion the castle of Sligech, which was well defended by warders and ordnance, and which his father had been for a long time previously trying to take, without success, was triumphantly captured by him. And after capturing the castle, O'Domhnaill goes into Magh-Luirg, and the country is entirely destroyed by him. And after he had turned back, whilst going round the castle of O'Gadhra, i.e. Ruaidhri the son of Cian, O'Domhnaill's good son, i.e. Niall Garbh, the son of Maghnus, son of Aedh, son of Aedh Ruadh, is unfortunately killed by a gun shot. And they came safely, with this exception, after destroying Magh-Luirg and Lower Connacht, save such of them as came with submission to O'Domhnaill. {}

     LC1538.6

    The very miraculous image of Mary which was in the town of Ath-Truim, in which all the people of Erinn believed for a long time previously, which healed the blind, and deaf and lame, and every other ailment, was burnt p.317 by Saxons; and the Bachall-Isa, which was in the town of Ath-Cliath, working numerous prodigies and miracles in Erinn from the time of Saint Patrick to that date, and which had been in Christ's own hand, was burned by Saxons in like manner; and not alone this, but there was not in Erinn a holy cross, or a figure of Mary, or an illustrious image, over which their power reached, that was not burned. And furthermore, there was not an Order of the seven Orders in their power that they did not destroy. And the pope, and the church abroad and at home, were excommunicating the Saxons on account thereof; but they had neither respect nor regard for that, et cetera. (And I am not certain that it is not in the last year above the burning of those relics should be).

     LC1538.7

    Brian, son of Eoghan, son of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe, died this year.

LC1539
     LC1539.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and thirty-nine years.

     LC1539.1

    O'Briain, king of Tuadh-Mumha, i.e. Conchobhar, the son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Tadhg, died this year, after having been a while in the sovereignty of Tuadh-Mumha; and the country was prosperous, very rich, during his time; and Murchadh, the son of O'Briain, i.e. the son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Tadhg, was made king in his place, as his own merits up to that time deserved.

     LC1539.2

    O'Neill, i.e. Conn, was in Dun-na-nGall this year about Easter, and a munificent, honourable, entertainment was provided by O'Domhnaill during his stay, as was becoming; and O'Neill and O'Domhnaill then concluded alliances of the most firm and friendly kind, et cetera.

     LC1539.3

    A hosting by O'Neill, i.e. Conn, and a hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, by mutual agreement, into Midhe; and the country was destroyed and burned by p.319 them as far as Temhair. And the Gaeidhel mustered not against Foreigners any army by which more of the property of Midhe was destroyed than this army, or which had more prodigious spoils of gold, and silver, and copper, and iron, and of all other goods besides; and particularly, the Umama, and the town of Ath-Firdiadh, were completely pillaged by them, both of treasures, apparel, and all other goods besides. And on the return of these armies, and they full of haughtiness and pride, the Justiciary, i.e. Lord Leonard, followed them with the entire muster of the large towns, and of Midhe, both ecclesiastical and lay, and all the Saxons that were in Erinn, and the fleets that were in the harbours on each side of them, i.e. at least a very large fleet which was on Cairlinne. And these musters of the Justiciary came up with the Gaeidhelic army in Oirghiall, i.e. exactly in Ferna, i.e. in Bel-atha-hOa. And the Gaeidhelic array had not succeeded in getting into proper array; nor did they act on the counsel of their chieftains, to defend or sustain themselves; but they went away in a disorderly manner, and left a great quantity of their own spoils, and of the spoils of the Foreigners, to the Justiciary's army. And they lost no men of note although they went away in disorder; so that Maelmuire Mergech, the son of John Mac Suibhne, was the person of greatest account lost there by the Conallachs.

     LC1539.4

    Mag Aenghusa, i.e. Muirchertach, was taken prisoner by some of the Oirghialla, he having been left, with a few attendants, after separating from his people on this march; and he was secretly in captivity for a while, until treachery was afterwards practised upon him by the advice of some of his kindred, viz., to accept a reward in consideration of putting him to death, et cetera.

     LC1539.5

    Niall Og O'Baighill was killed by Conchobhar, the son of O'Baighill, et cetera.

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LC1540
     LC1540.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty years.

     LC1540.1

    The two sons of Walter, son of Rickard, viz., Rickard and Thomas, were slain this year.

     LC1540.2

    The monastery of Cluain-ramhfhada was this year given to the Poor Friars de observantia, by command of O'Briain. And the nobles of Tuadh-Mumha, and by the consent and advice of the superiors of these two orders, viz., of Saint Francis and de observantia.

     LC1540.3

    The Saxons, wherever they established their power throughout Erinn, were expelling the remainder of these orders; and they destroyed, especially, the monastery of Muinechan; and the guardian of the place, together with several of the friars, was beheaded by them.

     LC1540.4

    The castle of Liath-truim was erected this year by O'Ruairc, i.e. by Brian, the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, although great wars were waged against him on all sides, viz., from Mag-Luirg, and from Muinter-Eolais, and from Breifne-O'Raighilligh; and his own son, and some of the men of Breifne, were at war with him also. And he built the castle in a very short time, and destroyed much throughout Magh-Luirg, and against the militants, et cetera.

     LC1540.5

    O'Baighill's two sons, viz., Niall and Conchobhar fell by each other this year; viz., Niall went to seek Conchobhar in Luachrus, and lay a night in wait for him in Tempul-Senchain; and Conchobhar passed along the country on the morrow, with his own servants, and Niall and his people went after him from the church. And when Conchobhar perceived them coming towards him, he was proceeding westwards across the strand of Luachrus; and his people separated from him; and Niall followed him very quickly, in advance of his own company, and overtook Conchobhar against his will. And Conchobhar waited for Niall; and they then encountered each other vigorously, strongly, and unsparingly struck each p.323 other; and Niall was first slain on that spot, and Conchobhar was wounded. And Niall's people came on the ground, and Conchobhar fell by them. And it was not death after cowardice, moreover, as there were no two young men of their own kindred, for a long period before that, of greater fame than these sons of O'Baighill.

     LC1540.6

    O'Domhnaill had an encampment about the crannóg of Loch-Betha, in the summer, against the sons of O'Domhnaill, viz., Donnchadh and Rudhraidhe; and great exertions were made against them, but they were not vanquished this time, et cetera.

     LC1540.7

    The sons of William, son of the Bishop O'Gallchubhair, viz., Aedh Gruama and William Og, were slain by the sons of O'Baighill, viz., by Domhnall and Toirdhelbhach, in revenge of the killing of their father.

     LC1540.8

    A hosting this year by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, into the province of Connacht, when he went into Magh-Luirg, and Clann-Conmhaigh, and when he destroyed and burned the, districts before him viz., Magh-Luirg, and Clann-Conmaigh; and he returned across the Corr-sliabh, and arrived safely, after gaining spoils.

     LC1540.9

    Another hosting by O'Domhnaill the same year, with the son of O'Neill, i.e. Niall, the son of Art Og, tanist of Tir-Eoghain, and with Mac Domhnaill of Alba, i.e. Colla the son of Alexander, accompanied by a great many Albanachs; and he went at first into Feara-Manach, and destroyed much in the country; and he afterwards received pledges of submission to him. And he proceeded through Breifne O'Ruairc and on to Corr-sliabh; and he encamped in the Corr-sliabh, until he cut down the Bealach-buidhe; and the Clann-Maelruanaidh came to him afterwards, and gave him hostages for the observance of his own conditions from thenceforth. And he afterwards returned safely, without injury.

     LC1540.10

    The sons of O'Domhnaill, viz., p.325 Donnchadh Cairbrech and John of Lurg, were warring against O'Domhnaill; and they had the crannóg of Loch-Bethach, and were disturbing the country greatly from it. And O'Domhnaill captured them both; and Egnechan, the son of O'Domhnaill, was captured in the town of the Congmhail. And John O'Domhnaill was hanged by him; and Egnechan and Donnchadh were placed in confinement, under great bondage and hardship; and the crannóg of Loch-Bethach was destroyed by O'Domhnaill.

     LC1540.11

    O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Gerald, the son of Domhnall, son of Felim, a man of nobleness, hospitality, and graceful figure, died this year, after spending his natural age up to that time in doing acts of good and humanity.

     LC1540.12

    Domhnall, son of Niall O'Baighill, was made the O'Baighill this year.

     LC1540.13

    The Justiciary that was in Erinn, i.e. Lord Leonard, went to Saxon-land, at the summons of the king of the Saxons, after destroying the orders, masses, and miraculous relics of all Erinn; after committing numerous evils which it would be long to relate; and another Justiciary was sent in his stead, i.e. Handalin Salesder.

     LC1540.14

    The king of Alba sent a summons to the chiefs of the Albanachs who were here; and they went to him to the harbour in which he was; and he brought them into the ship in which he himself was, and took them prisoners, both Foreigners and Gaeidhel. And he released his Foreigners in a short time afterwards, and kept the son of Mac Domhnaill, i.e. James, in confinement; and all he found serving with him, of his kindred and people, were kept in confinement in like manner; and all that were submissive to them were afterwards exiled by the king.

     LC1540.15

    John, the son of Conn O'Domhnaill, was slain by the sons of Murchadh Mac Suibhne-na-ttuath in hoc anno.

     LC1540.16

    Una, daughter of Maelruanaidh, son of Cormac, Mac Diarmada, died.

     LC1540.17

    Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Maghnus p.327 Mac Diarmada Ruadh, was drowned in the Banna, whilst on a hosting along with O'Ruairc.

     LC1540.18

    A school invitation was given by Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and by his wedded wife, i.e. Mac William's daughter, i.e. Sadhbh Burk, daughter of Rickard Og, the best woman of her own kindred, or of any other family of her time, (and she had not the palm from Ruaidhri), for distributing various gifts to poets and ollamhs and men of all other arts. And at this invitation Mac Diarmada came, i.e. Aedh, son of Cormac Mac Diarmada; and O'Birn, i.e. Tadhg son of Cairbre; and O'Flannagain, i.e. Edmond son of William; and Mac Diarmada Ruadh i.e. Cathal, son of Maghnus; and the sons of Brian, son of Maghnus. The descendants of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe came there, viz., Ferghal son of Conchobhar, and the sons of Donnchadh Dubh, son of Conchobhar (viz., Ruaidhri Buidhe, and Maelechlainn Donn, and Maghnus Caech). The sons of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach, viz., Tadhg, and Ferghal, and Brian, came there. Aedh and Diarmaid, the sons of Cathal, son of Aedh, came there. Brian Caech and Art, the sons of Ruaidhri Glas, son of Brian Caech, came. The sons of William O'Maelenaigh, came, viz., the Gilla-dubh and Diarmaid, Tadhg and Maurice. Tomaltach, son of Aedh, son of Conchobhar, came there. The lord of Airtech came there, i.e. Cathal, the son of Tadhg Og Mac Diarmada Gall, accompanied by the chiefs of Airtech. There came Conn, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and Tomaltach, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and Ruaidhri-na-dTolán Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Cathal Mac Diarmada and many more that cannot be mentioned; for the poets and ollaves of Erinn came to the seat of the hospitality and generosity of the province of Connacht, i.e. to the Rock of the smooth flowing Loch-Cé. And every one of them obtained the desire of his own mind and nature, according to his dignity and learning, on that illustrious, honourable p.329 festival, i.e. at Christmas. And let every one who reads this give a blessing on the souls of the humane couple we have mentioned above.

     LC1540.19

    Conn, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, was killed in treachery by the sons of Mac Maghnusa of Tir-Tuathail, at the instigation of his own father, in Tamhnagh-bó-chaich, et cetera.

LC1541
     LC1541.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday after a bissextile; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty-one years.

     LC1541.1

    Excessive bad weather in the beginning of this year, both frost and snow, which allowed no cultivation to be done in Erinn.

     LC1541.2

    Tuathal Balbh, the son of John, son of Ruaidhri O'Gallchubhair, a most eminent assembly man, died.

     LC1541.3

    O'Domhnaill went as far as the Cabhan to meet the Justiciary; and they concluded a compact and peace with each other; and O'Domhnaill received great honour and reverence, et cetera.

     LC1541.4

    A great defeat was given by Mac Aibhilin to the sons of Aedh O'Neill, in which Aenghus, son of Donnchadh, son of Maelmuire Mac Suibhne, was killed, and a great number of the Conallian gallowglasses along with him; and a corps of the Clann-Domhnaill Galloglaech, and a great many more on both sides not enumerated here, were slain in like manner.

     LC1541.5

    And Mac Uibhilin went with an army, a short time after that, against the sons of Aedh O'Neill; and the sons of Aedh O'Neill, viz., Conn. and Domhnall, were killed by him.

     LC1541.6

    O'Cerbhaill, i.e. Fer-gan-ainm, son of Maelruanaidh, was slain in treachery, (he being blind), by the sons of Donnchadh, son of John O'Cerbhaill, and by the son of O'Maelmhuaidh, i.e. John, the son of Domhnall Caech O'Maelmhuaidh, and though he was then blind, sightless, he performed acts of defence, assistance, and vigour against the slayers which redounded to his fame and reputation.

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     LC1541.7

    The eastern crannóg on the lake of Glenn-Alláin was captured by the sons of Domhnall, son of Donnchadh O'Ruairc, against Donnchadh, son of Donnchadh O'Ruairc. And in a short time afterwards the sons of Donnchadh, viz., Domhnall and Fer-gan-ainm, made an attack on the crannóg, and secretly burned the place. And they are observed, and pursued into the lake; and the sons of Domhnall O'Ruairc overtake them. Fer-gan-ainm, the son of Donnchadh, is slain; and Domhnall is taken prisoner there, and is afterwards hanged by the sons of Domhnall O'Ruairc.

     LC1541.8

    A hosting to Tir-Eoghain by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, the son of Aedh Dubh, son of Aedh Ruadh, to meet the Justiciary; and the country was ruined by them on this expedition. The Justiciary advanced into Midhe, and O'Domhnaill turned back to Tir-Conaill; and he received neither battle nor encounter this time whilst passing through Tir-Eoghain, in coming or going.

     LC1541.9

    O'Domhnaill went in a short time afterwards along the eastern side of the lake, into Feara-Manach; and Cuil-na-noirer, and the eastern side of the lake, were destroyed by him, both country and lake, on this occasion, for he had boats and vessels pillaging the islands, and the army destroying the country; so that he left them greatly in want of corn this year.

     LC1541.9

    Another hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, into Feara-Manach, along the western side of Loch-Erne; viz., he placed his boats and vessels on the lake, and he conducted his army by land, so that they conjointly destroyed both by lake and land, until they reached Inis-Ceithlionn. And they broke and threw down the castle of Inis-Ceithlionn on that occasion, and returned safely in triumph.

     LC1541.10

    Domhnall, the son of Niall Garbh O'Domhnaill, was killed by p.333 O'Baighill this year, Domhnall having gone to assist Toirdhelbhach, son of O'Baighill, against O'Baighill: (they had first given an onset to O'Baighill; and O'Baighill turned upon them and gave them an onset, and routed them; and this son of Niall O'Domhnaill was slain in that onset).

     LC1541.11

    Mac-in-Bhaird of Tir-Conaill, i.e. Conchobhar Ruadh, the son of Ferghal, an eminent poet in learning and poetry, and a man who maintained a house of hospitality for all persons, died this year.

     LC1541.12

    Henry Buidhe Mac David, the son of Edmond, i.e. the lord of Clann-Conmhaigh, was killed by Toirdhelbach Ruadh, the son of Tadhg Buidhe, son of Cathal Ruadh.

LC1542
     LC1542.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty-two years.

     LC1542.1

    Sadhbh daughter of Rickard Og, son of Ulick Ruadh, son of Ulick-an-fhina, i.e. the wedded wife of Mac Diarmada i.e. of Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Og son of Ruaidhri Caech, and his children's mother, died on Carraig-na-righ, i.e. the abode of the hospitality and dignity of the Clann-Maelruanaidh; and it is doubtful if there ever came of the posterity of William the Conqueror, a woman of her age better than she in hospitality and worth, in prudence and piety, in charity and liberality. On Maunday Thursday her soul and body separated from each other, after the triumph of unction and penitence.

     LC1542.2

    A hosting was made by Mac William of Clann-Rickard through Machaire-Connacht; and the sons of Tadhg p.335 Mac Diarmada brought him to invest Bel-átha-uachtair; and the town was demolished by them on this occasion, and Mac William's chief hunter, and his rear guard of gallowglasses, were slain there. Mac William goes down beyond the mountain on that occasion; and he brought the hostages of Lower Connacht with him on that journey, viz., the hostages of Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg son of Aedh, and the hostages of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og, and of Lower Connacht.

     LC1542.3

    And Maelmuire, the son of Colla Mac Suibhne, died whilst detained in that captivity in Clann-Rickard.

     LC1542.4

    O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Toirdhelbach Ruadh, the son of Tadhg Buidhe, was taken prisoner by Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, in hoc anno.

     LC1542.5

    The comarb of Termon-MagCraith, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Andrias MagCraith, mortus est.

     LC1542.6

    Mac Conmidhe, i.e. Brian Dorcha, son of Solomon, an eminent professor of poetry and literature, and a rich, opulent man, who kept a general house of hospitality for all, died of a sudden, brief illness, on the festival of Colum Cille exactly.

     LC1542.7

    Cormac, the son of Diarmaid O'Clerigh, i.e. the most perfectly learned friar minor in his time, died on the same festival of Colum Cille.

     LC1542.8

    A great hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, the son of Aedh Dubh, into Lower Connacht, when he committed great depredations upon Mac Donnchadha of the Corann. O'Domhnaill and the people of Lower Connacht arranged with one another; and O'Domhnaill returned after gaining triumph, and after the payment to him of his rent.

     LC1542.9

    Another hosting by O'Domhnaill, and by the Calbhach O'Domhnaill, and by O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc; and all these went against Mac Uibhilín. The army was divided into two or three parts in front of the Banna. Mac Uibhilín, with a great number of men, was on the other side of the Banna; but nevertheless, O'Domhnaill and O'Ruairc go across the river in spite p.337 of them. Tadhg, the son of Brian, son of Maghnus Mac Diarmada Ruadh, i.e. the most famous, eminent, man of his age, of his own tribe, and of many more, in goodness and in prowess, was drowned there. It is not possible to calculate or enumerate all the preys and spoils that O'Domhnaill and his army obtained throughout the entire country, after destroying much that cannot be reckoned. Mac Uibhilín came to meet O'Domhnaill, and gave him his own award of horses, and armour, and cows; and they forthwith concluded peace; and O'Domhnaill returned, after gaining triumph on that occasion.

     LC1542.10

    Mac Uibhilín, i.e. Rughraidhe, the son of Walter, went on a predatory expedition against O'Catháin. He took a great prey. O'Catháin, i.e. Maghnus, the son of Donnchadh, along with whom were great bonaghts of the Clann-Suibhne, overtook them in pursuit. They defeated Mac Uibhilín and the Albanachs who were with him, so that a great many men of them were lost, including the son of Alexander Mac Domhnaill, and the son of Mac Shane, and many more of them that were drowned and killed, who are not enumerated.

     LC1542.11

    Maelmuire, the son of Eoghan Mac Suibhne, was killed by the sons of Maelmuire, the Son of Colla, whilst he was conveying the sons of O'Dubhda; and before the end of a quarter after that they were themselves expelled, and their towns demolished; and one of themselves was killed, and several of their followers.

     LC1542.12

    Felim Dubh, the son of Aedh was killed in hoc anno.

     LC1542.13

    Ferghal, son of Philip O'Duibhgennain, i.e. the sage of Erinn in history, died.

     LC1542.14

    David, son of Athairne O'Duibhgennain, died in hoc anno.

     LC1542.15

    David's daughter, i.e. the wife of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, died; (and from her the Slicht-inghine Mic-David were so called, and her name was Sibhán).

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LC1543
     LC1543.0

    The kalends of January on Monday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty-three years.

     LC1543.1

    The council of Erinn met, both earls and barons; and the majority of the Gaeidhel and Foreigners of Connacht were at this council, viz., the two Mac Williams, and the three O'Conchobhairs, and Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada. The halfbally of Cluain-senmail, and the halfbally of Cill-na-manach, were purchased by Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, at this council, from the archbishop and the other bishops who were there, and from the Justiciary; and Ruaidhri gave its own halfbally again to the monastery, for love of God.

     LC1543.2

    The son of Mac Suibhne Fanad, i.e. Maelmuire, the son of Domhnall Og, was killed by the sons of the previous Mac Suibhne Fánad viz., the sons of Toirdhelbhach, son of Ruaidhri, son of Maelmuire.

     LC1543.3

    The son of Mac Suibhne of Tir-Bóghaine, i.e. John, the son of Niall, died in the beginning of his age and estate, this year.

     LC1543.4

    The son of O'Baighill, i.e. Brian, son of Niall, son of Toirdhelbhach, was killed in treachery by the sons of Niall Og O'Baighill, who were in his own friendship and pay.

     LC1543.5

    The Bishop of Rath-both, i.e. Edmond, son of Brian, son of the Bishop O'Gallchubhair, died after receiving great opposition regarding his lordship.

     LC1543.6

    O'Domhnaill, i.e. Maghnus, went to the great council, and took with him his kinsmen whom he had in confinement for a long time previously; and he released them by the advice of the Justiciary and the Foreigners; and they returned in peace and amity.

     LC1543.7

    Conn O'Domhnaill, who had been for a long time previously in England, made peace with O'Domhnaill in like manner; and Conn went afterwards to England, to meet the king; and O'Domhnaill returned safely, after exercising great hospitality on that occasion.

     LC1543.8

    Maurice, the son of Paidín O'Maelconaire i.e. the sage, of Erinn in history and p.341 poetry, and a man of wealth and great prosperity, died this year.

     LC1543.9

    The king of Alba died this year, in the beginning of his age and estate, after having previously inflicted a great defeat on Saxons; and he left no heir behind him, except one infant daughter, in her eighth week; and the king of the Saxons assumed power over Alba after the death of the king of Alba himself.

     LC1543.10

    The son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Cathair, the son of Gerald, son of Domhnall, son of Felim, was slain by the sons of O'Dochartaigh, viz., Rudhraidhe and John, the sons of Felim, son of Conchobhar Carragh; and the son of Aedh Gruama O'Dochartaigh was killed by the same sons of O'Dochartaigh.

     LC1543.11

    O'Domhnaill went with a large army to Inis-Eoghain, to avenge these homicides and committed great destruction; and he afterwards obtained the hostages of the country.

     LC1543.12

    The descendants of Eoghan Mac Suibhne, and the descendants of Cormac Mac Donnchadha, went on a predatory march against O'hEghra Buidhe.

     LC1543.13

    O'Conchobhair (i.e. the son of Tadhg, son of Aedh) and O'hEghra overtook them and the chiefs of those Clann-Suibhne were captured, viz., Ruaidhri, son of' Dubhgall, and the sons of Maelmuire, son of Eoghan; and some of the descendants of Cormac, and of the Clann-Suibhne's people, were killed there.

     LC1543.14

    O'Maelechlainn, i.e. Felim Og, was killed by Mag Eoghagáin.

     LC1543.15

    Mac Suibhne-na-Túath and his son, i.e. Brian, were taken prisoners by a fleet from the West of Connacht, on Inis-mic-Duirn, and carried off in captivity.

     LC1543.16

    A great war between Mag Uidhir and the descendants of Toirdhelbhach Mag Uidhir; and the descendants of Toirdhelbhach went to Tir-Conaill, and committed great injuries on Mag Uidhir, in the interest of O'Domhnaill.

     LC1543.17

    Mag Uidhir went to meet O'Domhnaill some time after that, and made peace with O'Domhnaill; and Mag Uidhir delivered himself and his country to O'Domhnaill; and O'Domhnaill gave Tuath-rátha and Lurg, which were in his possession for p.343 a long time previously, to Mag Uidhir.

     LC1543.18

    Mac William of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Ulick-na-gcenn, son of Rickard, died this year, i.e. a haughty and proud lord, who reduced and subjected a great number of Gaeidhel under his own yoke.

     LC1543.19

    And a great war broke out in Clann-Rickard after him; viz., Ulick, the son of Rickard Og, was proclaimed the Mac William, and a great part of country and neighbourhood was opposed to him, along with the son of Mac William, i.e. Thomas, the son of Ulick-na-gcenn.

     LC1543.20

    And in the beginning of this year the majority of the nobles of Erinn went to Saxon-land to meet King Henry, wiz, O'Neill went, (i.e. Conn, the son Conn O'Neill), and Mac William of Clann-Rickard (i.e. Ulick-na-gcenn), and Murchadh, the son of Toirdhelbhach O'Briain (i.e. the O'Briain), and the three Earls (viz., the Earl of Des-Mumha, the Earl of Ur-Mumha, and the Earl of Cill-dara), and Donnchadh, the son of Conchobhar O'Briain. All these obtained great honour from the King; and O'Neill, O'Briain, and Ulick-na-gcenn, were made earls. And the province of the Gaillimh was taken from Ulick-na-gcenn at that council; and he himself died in the end of this year.

     LC1543.21

    Maghnus, son of Muirchertach Mac Diarmada Ruadh, died in hoc anno.

LC1544
     LC1544.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty-four years.

     LC1544.1

    The Earl of Des-Mumha, i.e. James, the son of John, died after encountering much war and contention in the beginning of his lordship, and after subduing his opponents and enemies in country and neighbourhood.

     LC1544.2

    The son of O'Domhnaill, i.e. the Calbhach, went to meet p.345 the Justiciary, and brought with him one or two Saxon captains, with many men, to Tir-Conaill. And he went with them to besiege the castle of Lithbher; and the hostages of Aedh O'Gallchubhair's descendants, who O'Domhnaill had in his power for a long time previously, viz., Cathair, the son of Tuathal, and Toirdhelbhach, son of Felim Finn, were taken about the castle by the Saxons. And a Saxon is killed before the place at the first discharge, and the Saxons kill Cathair, son of Tuathal, in his own fetters and Aedh O'Domhnaill, and the rest of the race of Aedh O'Gallchubhair, gave the place for the liberation of the son of Felim Finn, and of Tuathal's other son who was in confinement; and the Saxons leave the country, after the payment of great wages to them by O'Domhnaill.

     LC1544.3

    The son of O'Neill, i.e. Niall, son of Art Og, died this year; i.e. the king's son who, of all that came previously of the race of Eoghan, son of Niall, had most experienced the success and misery of war between the Cenel-Eoghain and Cenel-Conaill; and a vessel worthy of the sovereignty of Cenel-Eoghain, if he attained it: i.e. a man full of knowledge and learning in regard to reading, and Gaeidhilic literature, and to expertness of mouth and hand.

     LC1544.4

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill to the Rúta when a great number of castles and crannógs were taken by him in it; and he obtained numerous spoils, and came back safely.

     LC1544.5

    Mac Suibhne of Fánad, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Ruaidhri, son of Maelmuire, i.e. a man full of vigour and heart, was killed by the sons of Domhnall Og Mac Suibhne; and three more of the Clann-Suibhne fell with him; and Ruaidhri Carragh, the son of Domhnall Og, was proclaimed Mac Suibhne in succession to him.

     LC1544.6

    War between O'Domhnaill and O'Neill this year. The Clann-Domhnaill, viz., James p.347 and Colla, came to Erinn with a force of Albanachs, at the invitation of Mac Uibhilín; and they committed a great depredation upon O'Catháin, both in men and cattle.

     LC1544.8

    Murchadh, the son of Mac Suibhne-na-Túath, i.e. a most eminent man in hospitality and nobility, died.

     LC1544.9

    Donnchadh, son of Mac Suibhne, his other brother, died and a great war occurred in the Túatha after them.

LC1545
     LC1545.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty- five years.

     LC1545.1

    O'Conchobhair Sligigh, i.e. Tadhg Og, the son of Tadhg, son of Aedh, was slain by the posterity of Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, at Ath-chinn-locha; and there were few Gaeidhel more illustrious in bounty and nobility than he.

     LC1545.2

    Mac Goisdelbh, i.e. Walter, the son of William Mac Goisdelbh, went on an expedition to Bun-an-fhedáin, against the sons of O'Conchobhair, soon after their father was killed. The sons of O'Conchobhair, and some of the Clann-Suibhne, overtook them in pursuit. Mac Goisdelbh and his son, i.e. Rughraidhe, were slain, and they were routed; at Rúscach-na-gaithi they were routed.

     LC1545.3

    A hosting by O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, the son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan, until he reached Dun-mór-Mic-Feorais; and he burned the town until he received hostages; and he brought with him the hostages of Mac David of Clann-Connmhaigh, and of all the Mainechs, on this occasion.

     LC1545.4

    Walter Fada Burk, i.e. the noblest, bravest, son of a king in the greater part of Erinn in his own time, was killed in treachery by Domhnall O'Flaithbhertaigh.

     LC1545.5

    Tibbot Riabhach, son of Walter Burk, was killed by the posterity of Ulick Burk.

     LC1545.6

    Maelsechlainn, the son of Brian O'Cellaigh, was killed in the Turrac by the son p.349 of Maelechlainn, son of William O'Cellaigh, and by Maelruanaidh, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada; and the country was plundered by them.

     LC1545.7

    Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Cormac Mac Diarmada, was killed by the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, in Cartron-na-capall; and it was right of God that he should fall, for he acted badly in killing O'Conchobhair Sligigh, in treachery, at Ath-chinn-locha on Loch-Teched.

     LC1545.8

    Ferghal, the son of Aedh, son of Tomaltach Buidhe, son of Cormac Og, died.

     LC1545.9

    Brian, the son of Maghnus Mac Diarmada Ruadh, died on Insi-na-suarach, and was buried in the monastery of the Buill: and that was a great calamity.

LC1546
     LC1546.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty-six years.

     LC1546.1

    The hostages of the Clann-Maelruanaidh returned from Clann-Rickard, viz., Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and Tadhg, the son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada; and eight score marks were paid for them.

     LC1546.2

    Thomas Farránta, the son of Ulick-na-gcenn, and Donnchadh Riabhach, the son of Tadhg Dubh O'Cellaigh, went on an expedition to Síl-Anmchadha, and took a great prey, and a heavy pursuing party overtook them. Thomas Farránta is killed by a shot of a gun: (and he was of the great notabilities of his sept). They are afterwards routed, and their preys are taken from them; and Donnchadh Riabhach, and the majority of his people, escape with difficulty.

     LC1546.3

    Treachery was practised by the sons of Alexander Mac Cage against O'Ruairc, in his own town, i.e. the Baile-núa. This treachery recoiled upon themselves, and they were both slain, viz., John and Maelsechlainn.

     LC1546.4

    The same O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, went on a scouting party to Sligech; and the son p.351 of O'Raighilligh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Ferghal O'Raighilligh, was killed on this scouting party by the warders of Sligech.

     LC1546.5

    O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e. Cairbre, the son of Eoghan Caech, died.

LC1547
     LC1547.0

    The kalends of January on Friday, recte Saturday; the year of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty-seven years.

     LC1547.1

    The son of Mac Diarmada, i.e. Brian, son of Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg, was wounded by Jordan Buidhe, the son of John, son of Walter Mac Goisdelbh; and in this wise it was done: i.e. Jordan Buidhe came to Magh-Luirg, with eighteen followers to seek stolen property, and Brian encountered him with only six men. Brian was heavily wounded, whereupon the band submitted; and the Gilla Dubh, son of Philip, was heavily wounded by Brian himself.

     LC1547.2

    Gort-na-tighedh was plundered and burned by the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, in hoc anno.

     LC1547.3

    The sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada likewise, and the sons of Mac David, went on an expedition to Cruthonn-O'Maine, and the country was burned and plundered by them; and large pursuing party came up with them. Henry, the son of John, son of William, son of Edmond, and William Carragh, the son of Edmond, son of Thomas, and many more, were slain by them; and they returned with difficulty themselves.

     LC1547.4

    The prince of the Saxons and of Erinn, i.e. King Henry, died; and it is certain that there came not in later times a better king than his king; and his daughter was crowned in his place, i.e. King Mary.

LC1548
     LC1548.0

    The kalends of January on Saturdayrecte Sunday; the age of the p.353 Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty-eight years.

     LC1548.1

    O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e. Diarmaid, the son of Cairbre, son of Eoghan Caech, and Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and Tomaltach, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Mac Diarmada, viz., Maelruanaidh and Brian—all these, and some of the gallowglasses of Clann-Suibhne and Clann-Dubhgall, and a great many other people who are not enumerated here, went on a hosting to Clann-Maurice; and Rickard Mac Maurice i.e. the young abbot, was killed by them, and Fitz Gerald's castle, i.e. the Caislén-cael, was taken; and one or two hundred men were put to death between these two places. And they brought nine or ten hundred cows with them, and ten horses, and came safely themselves.

     LC1548.2

    Loch-na-cuanfadha was occupied, and the country plundered, by O'Ruairc and Mac Diarmada, the same month.

     LC1548.3

    Aenghus, son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Colla Mac Domhnaill, was killed by Maelruanaidh, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, on Bealach-an-dairín; and he brought a prey from the Clann-Domhnaill on the same day.

     LC1548.4

    Mor, daughter of Maelruanaidh, son of John O'Cerbhaill, the best woman that was in Erinn in her own time, i.e. the Earl of Des-Mumha's wife, died.

     LC1548.5

    The sons of Tadhg, Buidhe, son of O'Conchobhair Donn, were slain in Uaran by the descendants of Felimy Clerech O'Conchobhair, viz., John and Felimy.

LC1549
     LC1549.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday recte Tuesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and forty-nine years.

     LC1549.1

    Aedh, son of Cormac, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, abbot of the Buill, and lord of the Clann-Maelruanaidh in one person, died after communion and sacrifice, after suffering numerous dangers from his own tribe, and from other enemies. Nevertheless, it would not be too much if the lordship of Connacht belonged to him, from the extent of his bounty and nobility, and the amount of his gifts and wages. May God repay it to his soul.

     p.355
     LC1549.2

    Ruaidhri son of Tadhg son of Ruaidhri Og Mac Diarmada, was made king in his place; and although Aedh's exellence was great, Ruaidhri in his place was not a stone in the place of an egg.

     LC1549.3

    A school invitation was given by Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, at Christmas of this year; and it is not possible to count or over-reckon all that he gave to the poets, and professors, and learned men of Erinn, and to all men besides.

     LC1549.4

    A good son of Mac Diarmada, i.e. Maelruanaidh, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, gave the like invitation, and distributed much of the world's riches to the men of Erinn, after he example of his father.

     LC1549.5

    This Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada cured, and firmly established, many of the neighbouring and distant territories under his government and heavy tribute, for he exacted two hundred cows from the two Mag Raghnaills, and one hundred cows from Mac Donnchadha of the Corann, and sixty cows from O'Gadhra; forty-eight cows from O'hAinlighe, and forty-eight cows from Mac Branáin; and twenty-four cows from O'Flannagáin, and twenty-four cows from Cruthon-O'Maine; and twenty-four cows from the descendants of Toirdhelbhach Carragh O'Conchobhair; and twenty pair of bonaghtmen from the descendants of Tadhg, son of Brian Mac Donnchadha, and twenty shillings rent every year therewith. And he imposed a tribute on the descendants of Ruaidhri Mac Donnchadha, in Cúil-Degha and a tribute on the descendants of Aedh Buidhe, and on the Slicht-Muirghesa, and a tribute on the descendants of Dubhgall Gruama.

     LC1549.6

    Great depredations were committed by Mac Diarmada on the descendants of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh; and he burned their portion of country.

     LC1549.7

    And he took three score cows from Mac Goisdelbh the same year, and great preys from Clann-Philip, in which were twelve hundred cows and ten saddle horses along with them; p.357 all these were given to the professors and poets of Erinn in one day, i.e. the day of Stephen's festival.

     LC1549.8

    Cathal Og, son of Cormac Mac Donnchadha, was killed by Mac Donnchadha of the Corann, i.e. by Cairbre, on Sith-riabhach.

     LC1549.9

    A castle was erected in Leim-na-girra, by the sons of Donnchadh Dubh, son of Conchobhar; and Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and his sons, viz., Maelruanaidh and Brian, were good assistance towards erecting that castle.

LC1550
     LC1550.0

    The kalends of January on Monday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty years.

     LC1550.1

    O'Concobhair Donn, i.e. Aedh, the son of Eoghan Caech, was deposed by the Earl of Clann-Rickard, i.e. Rickard Saxanach; and Diarmaid, the son of Cairbre, son of Eoghan Caech, was made lord.

LC1551
     LC1551.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-one years.

     LC1551.1

    The Earl of Clann-Rickard went to Ros-Comáin, to demand Ros-Comain from the sons of Tadhg Buidhe O'Concobhair; and he did not get the town. And he advances with his army to Tobur-Ailbhe, where the fortress of Mac Diarmada was, i.e. Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada; and this army of the Earl was distributed throughout Mac Diarmada's fortress during two days and a night. But truly, it is doubtful if there was in Erinn a fortress in which cows and horses, armour and ordnance, music and wine, were more plentiful than that fortress of Mac Diarmada; for there was not a man from Cúl-Mhaile, Sliabh-Badhun, nor from Bel-atha-hachaidh to the Sionainn, that was not in that fortress of Mac Diarmada.

     LC1551.2

    The Earl leaves the fortress soon after, and takes Mac Diarmada with him, in captivity, to Clann-Conmhaigh; and Mac David, i.e. Ulick, the son of Thomas, goes p.359 security for him; and they are both reconciled without injury.

     LC1551.2

    Muilenn-Adam was taken by the son of Mac Diarmada, (i.e. Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada); and he sends messengers to his other brothers, viz., Cormac and Maelruanaidh, and they commit great depredations in Corann. And Cormac and Maelruanaidh return with their spoils, and Brian remains in the place.

     LC1551.3

    Fever seized him; and his people commit seven depredations whilst he himself was confined to bed. And Tadhg Carragh, son of Mac Donnchada of the Corann, gave one hundred marks, in redemption of the place, to the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada; and they themselves came safely from it, laden with spoils.

     LC1551.4

    Lochlainn, son of Paidin, son of Lochlainn, son of Maelechlainn, son of Tanaidhe O'Maelchonaire, i.e. arch-ollamh of Síl-Muiredhaigh, died this year, and was buried in Oilfinn, after triumphing over the world and the devil.

     LC1551.5

    O'Briain died, i.e. Murchadh, the son of Toirdhelbhach; and there came not of the race of Brian son of Cennedigh, for a long time previously, a person of greater account than he.

     LC1551.6

    The defeat of the upper Munchind was given to Jordan Buidhe, the son of John, son of Walter Mac Goisdelbh, by the descendants of Muirchertach Mac Diarmada Ruadh, in which a score or two fell; and Domhnall O'Laimhin, and Cathal O'Mochain, were killed on that day by Jordan.

LC1552
     LC1552.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-two years.

     LC1552.1

    O'Conchobhair Sligigh i.e. Tadhg, son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, died; and some say that it is doubtful if there came of the race of Brian Laighnech a lord of better hospitality and charity, figure and form, than he.

     LC1552.2

    Rughraidhe, son of Tadhg Buidhe, son of Cathal Ruadh, was killed by Mac Diarmada, and the castle of Tulach p.361 was demolished.

     LC1552.3

    Bél-na-muilnedh was demolished, and its warders were slain, by Mac Diarmada and his sons.

     LC1552.4

    Ruaidhri, son of Felim, son of Maghnus, was made king in the place of O'Conchobhair, i.e. Tadhg, son of Cathal Og.

     LC1552.5

    The sons of Donnchadh Dubh, son of Conchobhar, viz., Ruaidhri Buidhe and Maelechlainn Donn, died this year.

     LC1552.6

    A great war broke out between O'Conchobhair i.e. Ruaidhri, son of Felim, son of Maghnus, and the son of O'Conchobhair, i.e. Domhnall, the son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og; and the Clann-Maelruanaidh were in two divisions, opposed to one another, with this. Síl-Conchobhair, viz., Mac Diarmada and his sons, and Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella, were with O'Conchobhair (i.e. with Domhnall), and the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, and Mac Donnchadha of the Corann, with O'Conchobhair; and it is not possible to calculate or over-reckon what was destroyed in that war.

     LC1552.7

    Maelruanaidh, son of Tadhg, son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, was killed with a gun shot by some of his own kindred, viz., by the descendants of Mag Raghnaill's daughter.

     LC1552.8

    Cormac Carrach, son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, died in Tech-a-muine on Corr-sliabh: and this man was a great destroyer and evil-doer, for he killed Diarmaid-an-enigh, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, in treachery, on Lis-Aedhain.

     LC1552.9

    Tadhg, the son of Tadhg son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, was slain in treachery in Bothach-Ui-Fhialain, by the Davine, son of Lochlainn.

LC1553
     LC1553.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-three years.

     LC1553.1

    O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, son of Tadhg Buidhe, son of Cathal Ruadh, brought the Baron of Delbhna upon Magh-Luirg; and innumerable preys in p.363 which were twelve hundred cows, vel amplius, were taken from the posterity of Maelsechlainn Donn. On the night of the festival of the Cross these depredations were committed.

     LC1553.2

    Maelruanaidh, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, i.e. the most illustrious prince of his age for hospitality, nobility, and prowess, was killed with a gun shot by his own kinsman, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, in hoc anno. However, no good that the person then killed could do would be excessive, as there was not in the province of Connacht a son of a better father and mother in every good quality; for extent of munificence, generosity, and lordship; for hospitality, clemency, bounty, and charity—viz., Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg, son of Ruairdhri Og, and Sadhbh, the daughter of Rickard Og, son of Ulick Ruadh, son of Ulick-an fhina. Nevertheless, Mac Diarmada made peace soon after his son's death, though it grieved him that he should have been killed by his own friends and relations.

     LC1553.3

    A great depredation was committed this year by Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, on the sons of Laisech Mac Dubhgaill.

     LC1553.4

    Another prey was taken by Jordan Buidhe, the son of John, son of Walter, from the people of Mac Diarmada's son (i.e. Brian); and that was not a wound without retaliation.

     LC1553.5

    O'Briain died, i.e. Donnchadh, the son of Conchobhar, i.e. the choice of the Gaeidhel of Erinn.

     LC1553.6

    King Edward, i.e. Prince of the Saxons and of Erinn, died after having been king six years, and eight months, and eight days; and the sixth day of July his soul and body separated from one another; and six years before that his father, i.e. King Henry, died.

     LC1553.7

    Four hundred and nine years since Earl Strongbow came to Erinn, and eight years between that and his death: and it was p.365 this Earl that came to Erinn with Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, who gave him his daughter, and a part of his territory.

     LC1553.8

    Tomaltach, the son of Maelruanaidh, son of Cormac Mac Diarmada, was killed by the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, and by Jordan Buidhe, son of John, son of Walter, in treachery, on Lung-Airtigh-uchtleathain.

     LC1553.9

    Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri O'Comhdhain, i.e. the ollamh of Erinn and Alba in music, died.

     LC1553.10

    O'Domhnaill's daughter, i.e. Sivan, i.e. the wife of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og, died.

LC1554
     LC1554.0

    The kalends of January on Friday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-four years.

     LC1554.1

    A great depredation was committed by the sons of Mac Diarmada on Jordan Buidhe, the son of John, son of Walter Mac Goisdelbh. Albanachs and gallowalasses were retained by the same sons of Mac Diarmada.

     LC1554.2

    Dún-Neill and the Grainsech-beg were pillaged by Cormac Mac Diarmada; and Brian went against the descendants of Conchobhar Mag Raghnaill, and committed depredations and murders upon them, and burned nearly the entire country.

     LC1554.3

    O'Flannagáin, with his kindred, advanced against Brian, the son of Mac Diarmada, westwards to hIorchán, where some of his people were; but they got no spoils except Brian's dishes and chess-board. The news of this reached Brian, who was with a compact band on at that time. Tomaltach, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and Brian, and the descendants of Mag Raghnaill's daughter followed those dishes and the chess-board; and they brought twelve score cows from Bel-atha-Iomdháin, in retaliation for the chess-board.

     LC1554.4

    Muinter-Flannagáin preyed the sons of the Parson Mac Maurice on Buaile-ant-soilchéin, whilst they were under p.367 the protection of O'Conchobhair Donn, who was their foster-brother; and there were three hundred cows, and more in this prey, with a proportionate number of horses.

     LC1554.5

    Tadhg, the son of Ruaidhri Buidhe, and Brian, son of Maelechlainn Donn, were killed by O'Flannagain; i.e. Edmond, the son of William O'Flannagain, that committed the homicides.

     LC1554.6

    Baile-na-huama was begun by Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, after it had previously been demolished by O'Domhnaill, for he took three quarters out of it.

LC1555
     LC1555.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-five years

     LC1555.1

    The sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, viz., Cormac and Brian. went on an expedition into Cruthonn-O'Maine, with an immense army; and they brought large preys with them, and burned the country entirely. And they came to Fuaran-Maighe-hOi, where they encamped that night. His mortal illness seized Cormac, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, that night, and he died in the course of a week afterwards: and this son of Mac Diarmada was of the celebrities of Connacht as regards nobility and daring, bounty and prowess.

     LC1555.2

    Cathal Og, the son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, died; and that was a great calamity.

     LC1555.3

    A war broke out between the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, and Mac Diarmada with his sons.

     LC1555.4

    The monastery of the Buill was taken by Brian, the son of Mac Diarmada, against the sons of Eoghan; and the abbot of the Buill was captured there, i.e. Tomaltach, the son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada.

     LC1555.5

    It was not long after that until the same place was burned against Brian, by the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, who carried away seven horses.

     LC1555.6

    Brian went again towards the Rinns; and he brought sixty horses with him, and apprehended Muirchertach Og O'Maelenaigh. He plundered Coill-Feachtna in like p.369 manner; and Brian, son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, placed himself in Mac Diarmada's hands, consenting to accept peace and an arrangement according to his own award, after all that had been destroyed between them both.

     LC1555.7

    O'Flannagain invited the sons of Oliver, son of the Earl, and the son of O'Ferghail Buidhe, i.e. Laisech O'Ferghail. This heavy army went against Mac Diarmada; and they sent out scouting parties who went as far as Tochar-an-caba. Mac Diarmada and his son, i.e. Brian, were at Disert-Nuadhan at that time. They attacked, and recovered the herds of all kinds. The army was afterwards defeated, and routed from Ath-marbtha-Cathail to Bel-átha-uachtair. They left countless slaughter, including the son of O'Ferghail, i.e. Laisech, and the good son of O'Flannagain, i.e. Edmond Og, son of Edmond, son of William O'Flannagain, and more than one hundred men along with them.

     LC1555.8

    Domhnall, son of Maelsechlainn O'Cellaigh, i e. the choicest of the race of Maine, son of Eochaidh, as regards bounty and renown, died in the castle of the Magh, and was interred in Ros-Comáin.

     LC1555.9

    Edmond Buidhe, the son of Thomas Bacagh Burk, fell by the sons of Oliver Burk; and John Mac Duibhsith fell along with him.

     LC1555.10

    John Glas, the son of O'Dubhda, died this year.

     LC1555.11

    John, son of the Prior Mac David, died.

     LC1555.12

    Mac Goisdelbh, i.e. Piers, was killed by some of his own kinsmen, in treachery, in the castle of Manuinn.

     LC1555.13

    Medhbh, daughter of Domhnall, son of Eoghan O'Conchobhair, the best woman that was in Erinn in her own time, died.

     LC1555.14

    Aedh, son of Eoghan, son of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe, died.

LC1556
     LC1556.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday. The age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-six years.

     p.371
     LC1556.1

    O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e. Diarmaid, the son of Cairbre, and Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, and Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, and Brian, son of Mac Diarmada, went with a great army upon the Pobal-caech, and all the depredations and burning they committed, and the spoils they brought with them, cannot be reckoned.

     LC1556.2

    The same assemblage went against O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and brought great preys from Mullach-thuir, and from Glenn-buidhe; and they entirely burned the Breifne.

     LC1556.3

    Diarmaid O'Maelenaigh died in hoc anno.

     LC1556.4

    An encampment was made by Domhnall, the son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og, against the Grainsech; and he brought James, the son of John, son of Ruaidhri, and his son, out of the place; and he brought the hostages of the Slicht-Briain out of the place.

LC1557
     LC1557.0

    The kalends of January on Friday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-seven years.

     LC1557.1

    Brian, the son of Eoghan, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, was killed by Mag Samhradhain, and by some of the descendants of Tomiltach-an-einigh Mac Diarmada, who invited and procured their advance; and the person who was then slain was a great loss, for there was hardly a man of his age who gave and presented more to poets and professors, and to persons soliciting requests.

     LC1557.2

    A great war arose between O'Cellaigh, i.e. Donnchadh, son of Edmond, and Brian son of Maelsechllainn O'Cellaigh; and Brian retained a band, i.e. Richard Eustace and four score mercenaries.

     LC1557.3

    Lis-dá-lon, i.e. O'Cellaigh's residence, was burned by him, and his constable, i.e. Mac Dubhgaill, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Laisech Mac Dubhgaill, was killed by him, and the country from the Suca to the Sinainn was injured.

     LC1557.4

    O'Cellaigh sends an invitation to the sons of Cathal, son of Ruaidhri Mac p.373 Diarmada, and to Ruaidhri-na-dtulán, son of Diarmaid Mac Diarmada, i.e. his own kinsmen; and they come into the country with a large force of cavalry. And O'Cellaigh and his son, i.e. Aedh, go to meet the force; and the whole assemblage proceeds by Cnoc-an-daingin, and by Bothar-na-tachaltaigh. And Brian O'Cellaigh and they met; and they gave battle to each other, and Brian was defeated; and Conchobhar O'Nechtain was killed, and twenty men along with him; and Richard Eustace was taken prisoner.

     LC1557.5

    A great depredation was committed by Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, upon Mac Goisdelbh; and he burned Tulach-srutháin. A large pursuing band overtook him, and he escaped safely from them, by force, loaded with spoils.

     LC1557.6

    Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, was wickedly apprehended by his own friend, i.e. Brian, the son of Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh; and Toirdhelbhach, son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, was taken prisoner there, and some of their cavalry along with them. This capture of Mac Diarmada, however, was not a depredation without pursuit on the part of his own friends and people. O'Conchobhair Donn, Mac David, and the gallowglasses of Clann-Dubhgaill, followed Mac Diarmada to the Mainechs, before the end of three nights after his capture, and forcibly took him out of Cobhthach O'Fallamhain's new castle; and they committed homicides and burnings there; and they gave three hostages for Mac Diarmada, through fear of his being burned in the place: and there was no pursuit conducted in later times better than that pursuit.

     LC1557.7

    The Gilla-Coluim O'Clabaigh, i.e. the comarb of Patrick on Magh-Ai, i.e. a rich, opulent man, who kept a general house of hospitality, died in hoc anno.

LC1558
     LC1558.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday; the age of the p.375 Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-eight years.

     LC1558.1

    Mac Diarmada and his son, i.e. Brian, went to make an attack upon Brian O'Cellaigh. Mac Diarmada, and the rear of the army, remained in Baile-an-mhuilinn. Brian and the rest of the army went in past Bruighél, and he brought with him a prey, and Cobhthach O'Fallamhain's stud of horses. He retreated upwards, and burned the country entirely from Bruighél up; and he returned safely, loaded with spoils.

     LC1558.2

    O'Conchenainn's town, i.e. the Fedan, was plundered, and burned, by Brian Mac Diarmada in like manner.

LC1559
     LC1559.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and fifty-nine years.

     LC1559.1

    O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, son of Tadhg Buidhe, son of Cathal Ruadh, mortuus est; (and he was of the celebrities of Erinn in his time); and his son, i.e. Felim Ruadh, was made king in his stead over the Cluainte of the descendants of Felim's son.

     LC1559.2

    Mac Diarmada and his son, i.e. Brian, went against Mac Donnchadha of the Corann; and the country was burned by them, and Tech-a-templa was plundered.

     LC1559.3

    Clann-Fhuadach was plundered and burned by O'Conchobhair Donn, and by Brian son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.

     LC1559.4

    The defeat of Ath-na-beithighe, to the east of Lis-ballghaile, was given by Tomaltach, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and by Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada; and John, son of Maelmuire, son of Colla Mac Suibhne, and Colla Mac Suibhne, and many other persons, were slain there; and they came home safely themselves, with numerous spoils, and having the plunder of Baile-na-gcloch: (and on O'Conchobhair Sligigh, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Fedhlim, grandson of Maghnus, and on Mac Donnchadha of the  p.377 Corann, this defeat was inflicted).

     LC1559.5

    Murchadh Gránna, son of Ruaidhri Mac Suibhne, died in hoc anno.

LC1560
     LC1560.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty years.

     LC1560.1

    Tadhg, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, was drowned on Loch-an-chlochair: i.e. the man of his age of greatest prowess, dignity, bounty and nobility, of the race of Tighernan for a long time previously, and the intended king of Ui-Briuin without dispute, if his life was long.

     LC1560.2

    Felim Ruadh O'Conchobhair was hanged by Tomaltach, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and by the descendants of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe.

     LC1560.3

    Ruaidhri-na-dtulán, son of Diarmaid-an-oinigh, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, died this year; (and he was a great loss, i.e. the son of O'Briain's daughter, and the greatest in mien and size, in action and strength, that had come of the race of Maelruanaidh the Great for a long time before); and he was buried in the tomb of his ancestors, i.e. in the monastery of the Buill.

     LC1560.4

    A great depredation was committed by the descendants of Felim Finn O'Conchobhair upon Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.

     LC1560.5

    Another prey was taken by Brian himself from Jordan Buidhe, the son of John, son of Walter Mac Goisdelbh; and the sons of Henry O'Gradaigh were killed by him.

     LC1560.6

    Another prey was taken by Brian from Cnoc-na-síthe; and a prey, and seven horses, from Muinter-Flannagáin.

     LC1560.7

    Ath-gallda was demolished by O'Conchobhair Donn, and by Brian Mac Diarmada.

     LC1560.8

    A prodigious victory in Tuadh-Mumha, over the Earl of Tuadh-Mumha, and over the Earl of Clann-Rickard, by the Earl of Des-Mumha, and by Tadhg, son of Murchadh O'Briain; and Edmond, the son of Ruaidhri Mór Mac Suibhne, and his son Edmond Og, and Colla, son of Murchadh, son of Ruaidhri Mór, and the sons of Murchadh Mac Suibhne and all the constables of Tuadh-Mumha, were slain there. Nine standards of the descendants of p.379 Domhnall-na-madhmann were lost there, et alii multi.

     LC1560.9

    Henry, the son of William, son of Thomas, son of David, son of Edmond, died; and this son of Mac David was a great loss as regards nobility and hospitality.

LC1561
     LC1561.0

    The kalends of January on Friday recte Wednesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-one years.

     LC1561.1

    Tadhg, son of Cairbre O'Birn, i.e. the O'Birn, died in Echanagh; and it is questionable if there was in Erinn a person more celebrated than he for stature and beauty, form and stateliness, for wisdom and learning, for hospitality and dignity, and in every other quality incident to a good man: a blessing be with his soul.

     LC1561.2

    Maelsechlainn, son of Tuathal O'Domhnallain, died: i.e. the ollamh of the greater part of Connacht in poetry, and a man who always kept a guest-house.

     LC1561.3

    Felim Buidhe, the son of Cairbre, son of Aedh, son of Felim Finn, was killed in Tuillsce by Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and by the sons of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada.

     LC1561.4

    Enormous depredations were committed by Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, upon Mac Donnchadha of the Corann.

     LC1561.5

    Brian, the son of Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, and their army, went to Baile-an-mhúta; and after they had attacked the town the son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, i.e. Cathal Mac Diarmada, was killed by a gun shot; and Eoghan, son of the Ferdorcha Mac Diarmada Ruadh, was killed with one cast of a spear on the same day.

     LC1561.6

    Jordan Buidhe, the son of John, son of Walter Mac Goisdelbh, was killed by the sons of David B´n Burk in Baile-Locha-Deala, in Tir-Amhalghaidh; and this man was noble, destructive.

     LC1561.7

    Aedh, the son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, was killed by the descendants of Mag Raghnaill's daughter, viz., the sons of Cathal Mac Diarmada, in Cluain-na-mónadh.

     LC1561.8

    Maelsechlainn, the son of Aedh, son of Tadhg, son of Tomaltach-an-oinigh Mac Diarmada, was killed by the  p.381 sons of Fer-gan-ainm, son of Conchobhar Og Mac Diarmada, in Port-Inis-Doighre.

     LC1561.9

    Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, had an encampment about Sgeithín-na-gcenn, and about Fuaran-Maighe-Ai, pillaging the Cluainte, and the Mainechs, from May day to Michaelmas, for he left not a house without burning, nor a corn field without cutting down, from Tochar-choill-an-chairn to Oilfinn, of all that belonged to the posterity of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, or to the posterity of Cathal Ruadh O'Conchobhair; and it is not possible to reckon or over-explain all the plunder and spoils that he took from them; and there was not in Erinn a camp in which horses and armour, meat and wine, musicians, minstrels, and men of science, gallowglasses, mercenaries, and Albanachs, were more numerous than that camp of Mac Diarmada.

     LC1561.10

    Mac David of Clann-Connmhaigh, i.e. William, the son of Thomas, son of David, son of Edmond, died in hoc anno:  5 (he was wounded in Ros-Comain).

     LC1561.11

    Maelsechlainn Balbh, the son of William O'Cellaigh, i.e. the son of O'Briain's daughter, was killed in the Pobal-caech; and it was a great calamity.

     LC1561.12

    Naisse, the son of Cithruadh, the most eminent musician that was in Erinn, was drowned on Loch-Gile, and his wife, the daughter of Mac Donnchadha, and Athairne, the son of Matthew Glas; and the son of O'Duibhgennain was a great loss.

     LC1561.13

    The defeat of Sligech was given to Cathal Og O'Conchobhair by O'Domhnaill, i.e. by Aedh, son of Maghnus; and the Dubhaltach, son of Tadhg-in-triubhais Mac Donnchadha, and Eoghan, son of Maelsechlainn Mac Suibhne, and p.383 Toirdhelbhach Caech, son of Toirdhelbhach Og, and Dubhgall, son of Edmond Mac Suibhne, et alii multi, were slain in that defeat.

LC1562
     LC1562.0

    The kalends of January on Saturday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-two years.

     LC1562.1

    The sons of Eoghan, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, retained a large band against Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, without his own knowledge; for they brought the sons of Alexander Gallda Mac Domhnaill, and Brian Og, son of Brian-an-chobhlaigh Mac Suibhne; and there were three hundred Albanachs and gallowglasses. They brought this band against Mac Diarmada, and burned and pillaged all that belonged to Mac Diarmada's confidants of the country; and they burned the fortress entirely, and Baile-na-huamha, and on every side of it. And Murchadh, the son of Brian Caech, i.e. a good horseman of Mac Diarmada's people, was killed by them in the Clochar; and it is not possible to reckon or tell all the steeds, cows, horses, and property of every other kind they destroyed. This band was a week and a day going through the country, destroying it, and Mac Diarmada residing on the Rock during that time. As soon as Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, perceived that they were wasting the country, he invited Domhnall, the son of Murchadh Mac Suibhne, and the descendants of Edmond Mac Suibhne and he took with him across Corr-sliabh, northwards, three or four hundred coats of mail, with their complement of mercenaries. This was the hour and time when the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, with their band, were returning from the upper end of the country, after destroying much in it; and they made a short stay in Baile-mic-Murchadha; but news reached them, and they went into array. A part of the p.385 van of Mac Diarmada's army came up with them as they were going across Cara-an-fedha. Tomaltach, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and Brian, the son of Mac Diarmada, hemmed them in on the other side of the weir; and they were subsequently routed; and this rout continued as far as Brad-sliabh. Brian Og, the son of Brian-an-chobhlaigh Mac Suibhne, was lost there, together with two hundred men.

     LC1562.2

    The monastery of the Buill was taken by Mac Diarmada on the same day, on that occasion.

     LC1562.3

    Cluain-Muiredhaigh was demolished by Mac Diarmada; and Domhnall, son of Tadhg Og, and six of his people [] were killed in it.

     LC1562.4

    Mac Eochaidh and O'Fallamhain were plundered by Tomaltach, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and by Brian Mac Diarmada.

     LC1562.5

    Mac David, i.e. William, the son of Thomas, died; and Tibbot, son of Ulick, was inaugurated in his place; and he died in that same year.

     LC1562.6

    Thomas Og, the son of Thomas, son of David, son of Edmond, was inaugurated in his place; and those were prodigious calamities.

LC1563
     LC1563.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-three years.

     LC1563.1

    The descendants of Felim Clerech, and the descendants of Donnchadh Dubh, son of Conchobhar, went upon the Publina; and whilst waiting there the descendants of Cathal Ruadh O'Conchobhair, and Muinter-Flannagáin, went against them, and they were routed down as far as, Cill-Mic-Coimsi. The two sons of Cairbre, son of Brian Ruadh, were slain there, viz., Felim and Aedh; and Diarmaid, son of Cairbre Cittach, and Brian, the son of Donnchadh Dubh, son of Conchobhar, were lost there along with them.

     LC1563.2

    A great prey, in which there were ten hundred cows, was taken by the sons of Oliver Burk in Airtech; and they plundered Brian Mac Diarmada's people excessively in the foray.

     LC1563.3

    The son of O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e. Conn, the son of Diarmaid, son of Cairbre, was killed by Brian O'Cellaigh, in Cluain-etir-dá-ath.

 p.387
LC1564
     LC1564.0

    The kalends of January on Monday, recte Saturday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-four years.

     LC1564.1

    A war arose between O'Conchobhair Ruadh and Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri.

     LC1564.2

    Ros-Comain was taken by the sons of Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, from O'Conchobhair Donn; and they gave the town, after taking it, to O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e. Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg Buidhe; and much was destroyed throughout all Connacht on account of this capture. Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, with many men, went into ambush around Ros-Comain. Conchobhar, the son of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, went out from the court that day, and the ambuscaders attacked himself and his people on all sides; and they were driven to the monastery and their horses were taken from them before the door; and they themselves went into the belfry. But this place was no defence to them. All followed them, and God decreed the termination of their lives; for, though strong the place in which they were; their heads were taken off them all. Conchobhar, son of Toirdhelbhach Ruadh O'Conchobhair, was killed there, and ten and eleven of his people along with him; and horses were taken from them. On the Saturday of Patrick's Sunday these deeds were committed.

     LC1564.3

    Brian, the son of Mac Diarmada, went on the Monday after against Mac Donnchadha of the Corann, to Bun-an-fedhain; and the place was burned to the door by him; and he brought two hundred cows out of it, and committed homicides there.

     LC1564.4

    O'Neill, i.e. John, son of Conn, came with a countless host to Fine Gall; and the Foreigners mustered against him; and O'Neill gave an onset to the Foreigners on the northern side of Ard-Macha-Brege; and Andrew Buidhe Tuit, and Brown of Cill-Patraic, and sixteen of the principal lords of the Foreigners along with them, fell there.

     LC1564.5

    Hubert, son of Fergus, son p.389 of Edmond, lord of Clann-Conchobhair, died; (and in these kalends under the death of Hubert, son of Fergus, should be).

LC1565
     LC1565.0

    The kalends of January on Tuesday recte Monday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-five years.

     LC1565.1

    The victory of Glenn-sheisg by O'Neill, i.e. John, son of Conn O'Neill, over the sons of Mac Domhnaill of Alba, in which fell Mac Domhnaill's two sons, viz., James and Alexander Uaibhrech, et alii multi.

     LC1565.2

    O'Conchobhair Donn, and Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, went to Magh-Finn in Tir-Maine, and brought two thousand cows from Ard-na-clog and from Tochur-choille-an-chairn; and they burned the country entirely; and Brian Mac Diarmada's standard bearer was taken from them, i.e. Conn, the son of Brian Caech.

     LC1565.3

    A great prey was taken by the sons of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada from O'Conchobhair Ruadh, from Sliabh-Badhna.

     LC1565.4

    The sway of the sons of Tadhg Mac Diarmada was over the greater part of Connacht, viz., from the town of Ath-an-righ as far as Drobhais, owing to the quantity of their horses and armour, of their men and flocks, and the power of their friends in every place.

     LC1565.5

    Dun-gar was commenced by Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, with the consent of Mac Diarmada Gall, and of all his kindred.

     LC1565.6

    The Tuit, i.e. Richard Tuit, died; and that was a great calamity.

     LC1565.6

    O'Raghallaigh, i.e. Maelmordha, son of John, son of Cathal, the best man that ever came of his own sept, and than whom there seldom came of the race of Gaeidhel Glas a better person, according to the information and knowledege of all regarding him—i.e. a man to whom God granted all the virtues at first, viz., the palm of figure and shape, the palm of speech and eloquence, the palm of knowledge and learning, the palm of sense and counsel, the palm of bounty and prowess; (and it would not be p.391 wonderful that luck should attend the man of these virtues; and for these reasons he was elected chief king over the Ui-Raighilligh)—was put to death whilst detained in captivity by Foreigners.

LC1566
     LC1566.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, recte Tuesday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-six years.

     LC1566.1

    Tomaltach, the son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Og, son of Ruaidhri Caech Mac Diarmada, went to Clann-Connmhaigh, accompanied by his son, i.e. Maelruanaidh; and on going into the country they separated from one another, viz., Tomaltach remained in Dun-lomdhain, and Maelruanaidh, i.e. his son, went to Cill-Begnad, on the inner side of Geimhis, accompanied by a few of his chief people. When Maelruanaidh and his people applied themselves to the wine which they found in the place, so that they were confused, intoxicated, they observed nothing until their enemies, viz., Brian, son of Maelsechlainn O'Cellaigh, with his band of valour and conflict, appeared at the doors close by them. Maelruanaidh arose, with his few good men and defeated his enemies; and he escaped from them forcibly, by the strength of his hand, until his people separated from him, being oppressed by superior force, and through the confusion of intoxication, so that Maelruanaidh was killed there; i.e. the most distinguished man of his age nobility, bounty, and excellence, and who conferred most on professors and men of science in his time. And there were slain along with him Diarmaid Riabhach, the p.393 son of Cathal, son of Aedh, and Edmond-an-Mhachaire, son of Maelsechlainn Donn, son of Donnchadh Dubh, (i.e. the man of his age who gave the most to guests and exiles in his own time, the son of a faithful pair), and Eoghan Mac-an-bhaird, i.e. Mac Diarmada's steward; and numerous horses and spoils were taken from them there.

     LC1566.2

    Tomaltach, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, died himself soon after, the sixteenth day after his son's death; and some say that it was grief for his son, and for his people, he died. On Sunday, which was the day of Saint John's festival, these heavy losses occurred.

     LC1566.3

    Fer-gan-ainm, the son of Brian Mac Diarmada Ruadh, died this year; i.e. an eminent man in every kind of good.

     LC1566.4

    A great prey was taken by Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, and by his son, i.e. Brian, from Brian son of Maelsechlainn O'Cellaigh; and they lost a good horseman of their people in the Cuirrech-buidhe, from a gunshot, i.e. Felim, the son of Brian Caech; and he was buried on Trinity Sunday in the monastery of the Trinity.

     LC1566.5

    Brian, the son of Maelsechlainn O'Cellaigh, i.e. a choice gentleman in captainship and depredation, and the humbler of his enemies, died in hoc anno.

     LC1566.6

    A great prey was taken by Brian, the son of Mac Diarmada, from Ath-liag, this year.

     LC1566.7

    The sons of Dubhgall, son of Donnchadh Cam, and the sons of Gilla-esbuig, son of Dubhgall Mac Ailin, were slain by the Earl of Clann-Rickard; i.e. by Rickard Saxanagh this defeat was given; and eight hundred Albanachs fell there; and on Richard-an-irainn this defeat was inflicted, in Cluain-I, at Traigh-bhan-na-neanighedh; and the destruction of Albanachs there was prodigious.

LC1567
     LC1567.0

    The kalends of January on Friday recte Thursday; after a bissextile; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-seven years.

     LC1567.1

    The victory of Fersad-mór above p.395 Loch-na-Suilidhe, over O'Neill, i.e. over John son of Conn O'Neill, by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh, son of Maghnus, son of Aedh O'Domhnaill; and it is not possible to reckon, or tell, all that were lost and drowned there.

     LC1567.2

    O'Neill, i.e. the same John, son of Conn, i.e. lord of the Ultonian province, and royal heir of Erinn without dispute, and the man who gave and presented most in Erinn, was killed in treachery by Albanachs, after he had gone to them to their camp, under their own protection, accompanied by a few men.

     LC1567.3

    Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, was taken prisoner by Muinter-Flannagain; (and some say that it was during peace this act was done). Muinter-Flannagain transferred him to O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and O'Conchobhair sent him to Murchadh, son of Tadhg, son of Domhnall O'Ferghail, to be detained. These acts were not endured by Mac Diarmada, i.e. by Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada: i.e. he began to disturb and confound his enemies, and boldly to plunder his adversaries, on account of his father, so that he preyed and burned Muinter-Flannagain entirely, and the Cluainte altogether; for he left neither a corn-field without cutting, nor a house without burning, on Sliabh-Bádhna, or on either side of it.

     LC1567.4

    After the destruction and pillage of these districts and septs, by the son of Mac Diarmada, he brought the son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, with him against Clann-Amhlaibh. The entire country was burned and plundered by them; and Cathal, the son of Tadhg, son of Domhnall O'Ferghail, was killed by him, and the grandson of O'Ferghail Buidhe, and many more along with them. They returned with triumph.

     LC1567.5

    In the course of a short time after that O'Raighilligh, i.e. Aedh, the son of Maelmordha O'Raighilligh, came on an expedition against O'Birn, to Ui-Briuin-na-Sinna. He p.397 plundered and burned the country; and they killed a number of his people.

     LC1567.6

    Brian, the son of O'Ruairc and Brian son of Mac Diarmada, overtook him in pursuit, and followed him as far as Móin-lesc. His preys were there taken from O'Raighilligh; and one hundred horses were taken along with them, and a large number of his men.

     LC1567.7

    Mac Diarmada was ransomed by his own son, i.e. Brian, after all that had been destroyed on his account in the same year; for he gave three hundred cows as his ransom and a firm peace; (and the half of this ransom was of the cattle of the Cluainte alone).

     LC1567.8

    Treachery was committed by Master Framsa, and by Macomas, and the Saxons, on Muirchertach O'Mordha, and on his people; (and the place where this treachery was committed was in the great rath of Mullagh-Maisten); and Muirchertach and seventy-four men were slain there; and no uglier deed than that was ever committed in Erinn.

     LC1567.9

    Maghnus, the son of Cormac, son of Domhnaill Mael O'Laimhin, i.e. Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada's servant, was killed by the descendants of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, and the descendants of Cormac Mac Diarmada, in treachery, on the Molog.

     LC1567.10

    Cormac, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, (i.e. the son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri), was killed by Cathal, son of Maelruanaidh Mac Diarmada.

     LC1567.11

    The bridge of Ath-Luain, over the Sinainn, was constructed in this year by the Saxon queen; (and Sir Henry Sidney was Justiciary in Erinn, and Elizabeth was the name of this queen).

     LC1567.12

    O'Conchobhair Sligigh went to Saxon-land i.e. Domhnall.

LC1568
     LC1568.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-eight years.

     LC1568.1

    A cold, stormy, year of scarcity was this year; and this is little wonder, for it was in it Mac Diarmada died, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Og, i.e. king p.399 of Magh-Luirg, and Airtech, and Tir-Tuathail, and chief lord over the whole territory of Clann-Maelruanaidh, and some more of the districts and fair territories of Connacht, both ecclesiastical and lay; a kin who spent and defended Cruachan with its fair borders, and the rest of the province of Connacht; a king compared to whom no king that came of his sept before him, up to Maelruanaidh Mór, obtained as much wealth and high sovereignty in territory and in church. And hence it was to praise him after his death the poet uttered these words, to illustrate his bounty, his intelligence, and his generosity, when he said,

    1. The productive vine branch of the poets and doctors;
      The fragrant fruit tree of the learned and gamesters;
      The sheltering tree of guests and strangers;
      The triumphant ever-shady tree of the brughaidhs and biatachs;
    The generating furnace of prowess and honour; the golden ridge-pole of generosity; the bounteous, decisive, truly learned prince; the defensive column of the right and justice of the Clann-Maelruanaidh, in accordance with their privileges and old books; a Cormac Ua Cuinn-cet-chathaigh in knowledge, skill, and sciences; the Cuchullainn of the territory of Connacht in contending against, and triumphing over, enemies and pirates; the rewarding, generous, Guaire of the race of Muiredhach Muillethain; the Laech-Liathmhaine of Leth-Cuinn for generosity, truth, and bounty; a man who preserved his fame, his name, his repute, his charity, his humanity, and his good intelligence, from the age of infancy to the time of his death, and even at the hour of death, free from p.401 satire or reproach, censure or malediction, rebuke or envy; who spent his sovereignty and great lordship, his wealth and large property, according to the desire of his own great heart. But, though it would be excessive to relate, and copious to completely illustrate, and though the most learned could not calculate, the power of his sovereignty over the districts and fair territories throughout the greater part of Connacht, both ecclesiastical and lay, he left not the value of one groat of inheritance; but he earned the blessing of patrons and ecclesiastics, poets and doctors, the poor and widows, strangers and orphans, the infirm and pilgrims, martyrs, and victims of heavy sickness, guests and exiles, for himself, and for his posterity, and heirs. He obtained, moreover, prodigious bounty and gifts from the elect Trinity, viz., illness without pain, without oppression, without anguish, without horror, and the command of his own sense, memory, reason, and understanding until he experienced pure penance, and great penitence for his faults, after spending nearly eighty years. And three score years of this period he was abbot in Trinity Island on Loch-Cé, and on Loch-uachtair, and nineteen years chief lord over all the territories of the Clann-Maelruanaidh; and the half of every year of these he spent in an encampment on Machaire-Connacht, in despite of many of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel of Erinn, and of all other neighbours; (or it was forty-two years, perhaps, Mac Diarmada spent in that manner); and the p.403 place in which his fortified camp was wont to be during that time was near Sceithin-na-cend, and near Fuaran-Gar, and near Imaire-Maighe-hAi, and on each side of them. But the disease from which there is no escape, and which cannot be avoided, attacked him, and he died after communion, after mass, and after precept, on Maunday Thursday, on Carraig-Mic-Diarmada; and his body was nobly, honourably, interred in the abode of the saints, and the bed of the patrons, i.e. in Trinity-Island, as he himself had ordered that he should be buried in the sepulchre of the preceding abbots, to exhibit, and manifest, his wisdom and knowledge and to renounce pride, and to magnify the honour of the church after him. His soul afterwards journeyed to the general Pasch without end or limit, in saecula saeculorum. Amen. It was for him, therefore, the author composed the stanza,
    1. Sixty-eight years, certain to me
      Five hundred, and a thousand years,
      From the birth of Christ, a long record,
      To the death of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.
    Moreover, Mac Diarmada's country was made a harp without a céis, and a church without an abbot, after the death of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, for numerous evils came after his decease, viz., the ruin and destruction of the power which the Clann-Maelruanaidh possessed up to that time. Their ardour and spirit were blunted; their brughaidhs, and biatachs, and widows, were impoverished; their patrons, and professors, and airchinnechs p.405 were expelled, and many of their princes and nobles were annihilated and slain.

     LC1568.2

    A general war broke out between Foreigners and Gaeidhel, Albanachs and Saxanachs, the Síl-Conchobhair and Clann-Maelruanaidh, chieftains and people, after the high prince. Magh-Luirg, and Magh-Ai, and Airtech, and the districts of Connacht from Loch Aillinne to Cam-sruthan, were entirely wasted. Moreover, cold and famine, theft and rapine and desecration, illegality and oppression, grew throughout the districts and tribes. They were all banished and driven, both high and low, to distant, foreign territories, viz., to Tir-Amhalghaidh, and to Tir-Fiachrach, to Lower Connacht, to the Mainechs, to Clann-Connmhaigh, and to Clann-Rickard. Another person, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, was made king in his place, with the consent of the church and laity, of ecclesiastics and ollamhs.

     LC1568.3

    The Countess of Clann-Rickard i.e. Margaret, the daughter of Donnchadh, son of Conchobhar O'Briain, i.e. the best woman that was in Erinn in her own time, died this year.

     LC1568.4

    O'Conchobhair Sligigh i.e. Domhnall, came from England, and brought with him a patent for his country from the queen.

LC1569
     LC1569.0

    The kalends of January, the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and sixty-nine years.

     LC1569.1

    Enormous, splendid, depredations were committed by O'Ruairc, i.e. Maghnus, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and by Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuchonnacht Og, son of Cuchonnacht, upon Mac Diarmada, i.e. Toirdelbhach Mac Diarmada, when they carried off five thousand cows, with a p.407 proportionate quantity of horses, and of all other kinds of spoil, so that all Connacht and Magh-Luirg were injured, and greatly disturbed, by this depredation, through the number of ploughmen, great farmers, and servants that were slain. Other great depredations were committed by Mac Diarmada upon O'Ruairc in like manner. Numerous injuries were committed this year in Erinn, and particularly in Connacht.

     LC1569.2

    Ros-Comain was given by O'Conchobhair to the Justiciary; and Diarmaid, son of Cairbre, son of Eoghan Coach, was the O'Conchobhair; and Sir Henry Sidney was the Justiciary's name.

LC1570
     LC1570.0

    The kalends of January. The age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and seventy years.

     LC1570.1

    A great war broke out between the descendants of Mac Diarmada, viz., the sons of Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and Mac Diarmada, i.e. Toirdelbhach, the son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, with his brothers, so that the territories and houses, the lands and septs, in their neighbourhood were wasted. The sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada retained three hundred Albanachs against the sons of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada; and the sons of Ruaidhri were driven out of the country, to Clann-Connmhaigh, and to the Mainechs. Much was destroyed in Magh-Luirg by those Albanachs, in church and territory. And on the last day, after those Albanachs had completed their period of service, Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, with his kinsmen, (viz., the sons of Tomaltach, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada), came out of Clann-Connmhaigh to view the country; and they sent skirmishing parties against their enemies, on hearing that the Albanachs had departed; and Diarmaid Riabhach, the son of Eoghan, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, was killed by them in that incursion; and a great loss was the person p.409 who fell there, i.e. by far the best prince of his own immediate kindred, in hospitality, energy, and dignity. Those Albanachs, who had been retained by the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, committed great depredations in Magh-Luirg on the same day, i.e. the third day of summer.

     LC1570.2

    The President, i.e. Edward Fitton, came into Connacht this year, accompanied by the Queen's forces, together with the rising out of Connacht, (as many of them as were obedient to him), viz., the Earl of Clann-Rickard, and all the race of Ulick-an-fhiona, and the Síl-Cellaigh, and the Clann-Domhnaill of Sliabh-ruadh, and Captain Collier, and Patrickin Cusack, and the rising out of Gaillimh, and many more that we cannot enumerate; and all these went to take the castle of Sruthair. Mac William Burk, with his kinsmen and relatives, and the sons of Oliver Burk, assembled a large army of Albanachs, 6

LC1571
     LC1571.0

    7 The kalends of January, the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred and seventy-one years.

     LC1571.1

    The President of the province of Connacht was in the town of Ath-Luain at this time. O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e. Diarmaid, the son of Cairbre, son of Eoghan Caech O'Conchobhair, went to meet him; and he was taken prisoner by the President whilst under his own guarantee. His own son, i.e. Aedh O'Conchobhair, and Aedh, the son of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and other choice p.411 men, went to the town of Ath-Luain, a ship's company. O'Conchobhair {} a hotel for them outside the court. They brought O'Conchobhair by stealth from the Foreigners. After O'Conchobhair had thus come from the Foreigners, he retained 800 Albanachs, and he and the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada combined together. They went on an expedition to Upper Connacht. They burned the Pobal-caech, and Crúthonn, and Cethroma {}; and they brought great preys with them, and returned safely.

     LC1571.2

    The President came upon Machaire-Connacht, with a great army. Baile-an-tobair, and the Caislen-riabhach, were taken by him; and he broke down the Caislen-riabhach, and turned back afterwards. O'Conchobhair Donn, and his Albanachs, were in Magh-Luirg before them, levying tributes on every side, and on Magh-Luirg especially, for they had Mac Diarmada's permission thereto. Brian son of Ruaidhri was not, nor were his kinsmen, acting with O'Conchobhair about that time; and Brian did not know that O'Conchobhair was acting treacherously, until he himself proved his treachery, i.e. until he apprehended Diarmaid, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and Tomaltach Og, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, after they had sided with O'Conchobhair's people, and until their horses and armour were taken from them. Tomaltach Og escaped in the course of some time after that. A ransom was exacted from Diarmaid. His stud, and some of his herds, were afterwards taken from Brian Mac Diarmada, by those Albanachs of O'Conchobhair. Brian himself was lying in pain during all that time. On his recovery, he took cows and horses from O'Conchobhair. The son of Conchobhar, son of Cathair O'Conchobhair, and four of his people, were killed by Brian, moreover, in that war. An encampment was made by Brian Mac Diarmada, and by the sons of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, about Rath-Brenainn, and from that to Cam-sruthan. They committed great depredations upon the abbot of the Buill, and another p.413 depredation upon Mac Donnchadha of the Corann. Inis-Floinn, moreover, and Inis-Mic-David, were burned by them in the same year.

     LC1571.3

    The President came to Ros-Comain, and was seven weeks residing in it. He turned back again, and left hostages. The President came to Connacht again, with a large armament of the queen's people; and they went into Clann-Rickard. The Earl of Clann-Rickard, and this army of Foreigners, went into Cuilecha, and took two or three castellated towns. O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh, son of Maghnus O'Domhnaill, came to Lower Connacht; and the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada went to meet him to Baile-esa-dara, and they combined together against their enemies. O'Domhnaill returned again to Ulster. A large number of his people went with Eoghan's sons, along with their own people; and they attacked Brian Mac Diarmada's residence in Clann-Faghartaigh; and they took from him two thousand cows, and more, with a proportionate number of horses, and returned safely. The President was this time in Cuilecha. Messengers went to meet him from Brian, to complain to him of those deeds. These reports were not neglected by the President, with his Foreigners, for he made no stay, or delay, until he came into Clann-Connmhaidh. Brian Mac Miarmada, and the sons of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, went to meet him in Clann-Connmhaidh; and he sent Brian on before him again to Magh-Luirg, to watch Mac Diarmada and the Albanachs, and he himself remained after him in Clann-Connmhaidh that night; and they appointed to meet each other on the morrow at Rath-na-cleirech. This appointment was observed on both sides; and Mac Diarmada and his sons, and Tadhg, son of Cathal Mac Diarmada, were in Cluain-na-cea{}a in Uachtar-tíre. This invitation was not neglected by Brian and his kinsmen, for they guided the army, in one march, from the {} of Machaire-Connacht to Bealach-na-nur-mhointe p.415 above Droichet-Mic-Muanaigh. They made a short rest and stay there. Brian, and John the son of Thomas, son of Rickard {}, who was sheriff at that time, accompanied by a band of the Gaeidhel, went before the Foreigners, to attack the Buill. 8

LC1577
     LC1577.0

    The son of O'Gadhra, i.e. Cian, the son of Diarmaid, son of Eoghan O'Gadhra, died.

     LC1577.1

    O'Conchobhair Donn, and O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and the descendants of Toirdhelbhach Laighnech Mac Domhnaill, went on a foray against Mac Donnchadha of the Corann, and committed great depredations. Cathal Og, the son of O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and Albanachs, pursued them into Corr-sliabh, and through Magh-Luirg, and from that to Tuilsce; but they did not overtake them until they reached Clochan-na-righraidhi, where the cavalry of the pursuers had them a little in check. The rear of the army turned back upon them, and Ruaidhri Glas, son of Brian Caech, son of Ruaidhri Glas, was slain with one blow of a lance, by Brian, son of O'Flannagain; and they arrived safely themselves, with their preys.

     LC1577.2

    O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and Brian Mac Diarmada, went to meet Captain Malbie, the lord of Connacht on the part of the Foreigners, on their finding him in Ros-Comain; and the captain welcomed them both; and they asked him for an army to take Bun-Drobhais from O'Domhnaill. They left the army to be assembled after them. O'Conchobhair went to his own place, and left Brian for the purpose of drawing the army to him. After his army had been mustered by the captain, moreover, he advanced the first day until he reached Cuil-Cesra, in front of Buill, and went on the p.417 morrow across Corr-sliabh, northwards, until he reached Baile-an-mhúta. O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and Mac William Burk, came to them then, and all the nobles of Connacht, except O'Ruairc alone, and his kindred. They afterwards proceeded on to Bun-Drobhais. The place was captured by them without delay. The son of Cathal Clerech was killed with one cast of a spear by O'Domhnaill's son, i.e. Aedh Og, son of Aedh Dubh O'Domhnaill. Eight of the Saxons were wounded and slain about that place; and the captain left the place to O'Conchobhair on that occasion.

     LC1577.3

    The Clann-Duibhsith of Alba, viz., Domhnall Og and Ferdorcha, with their brethren and kindred of Alba and Erinn, went on an expedition against O'Conchobhair Donn, and took a prey from him. O'Conchobhair himself, and the sheriff of Ros-Comain, overtook them, with a few men. The Albanachs turned upon them, and {} of the chieftains of Clann-Suibhne were slain there, viz., Aedh, son of Maelmuire; and Maelmuire, son of Toirdhelbhach, Caech, {}, son of Ruaidhri Dubh, the son of Maelmuire Mac Suibhne.

     LC1577.4

    A hosting by O'Domhnaill, i.e. Aedh, son of Maghnus {} into Lower Connacht. Great preys were taken by him in Tir-Oilella; and a great destruction of houses, and corn-fields, was committed by O'Domhnaill on that hosting in Tir-Oilella, and in Luighne, and in Cairbre.

     LC1577.5

    The sheriff of the county of Sligech, i.e. son of Tibbot Buidhe Mac Seoinin, was killed in Sligech by O'Domhnaill, when returning from that hosting; and he departed safely himself.

     LC1577.6

    Petidech of the Muilenn-cerr i.e. Garrett, died.

     LC1577.7

    A fortified camp was established by O'Domhnaill against Bun-Drobhais. O'Conchobhair Sligigh brought the captain of the province of Connacht, together with a large army of Foreigners and Gaeidhel, p.419 such as the Síl-Conchobhair, the Clann-Maelruanaidh, and Síl-Cellaigh. All these came to the monastery of the Buill, in front of Corr-sliabh. They went down across the mountain, on the morrow, and Cuil-Deghaidh was taken by them. From thence they went to Baile-an-tochir, and they took it likewise. They proceeded from thence to Bun-Drobhais, and they remained four days and feasting there, after the expulsion of O'Domhnaill. They returned to Sligech afterwards, and arranged with O'Ruairc. They plundered some of Clann-Diarmada Ruadh of the Coillte, when returning. They came after this to Magh-Luirg. Baile-na-huama was given as a loan to the captain, by Brian Mac Diarmada. The captain left it to John Odhar Mac Neill, for the purpose of warring against Albanachs.

     LC1577.8

    Uaithne, son of Aedh O'Dimusaigh, was killed by some of the Síl-Mordha in treachery.

     LC1577.9

    Captain Harant, and the son of Master Francis, were captured by Rughraidhe Og O'Mordha. A camp assault was made by Saxons upon Rughraidhe Og, and they captured Cormac, the son of O'Conchobhair Failghe, in that camp. Rughraidhe Og's two sons, and his wife, i.e. the daughter of Aedh, son of John, son of Redmond, and Cormac O'Conchobhair, were slain in the camp by Saxons; and they carried off Captain Harant with them, and he half dead.

     LC1577.10

    Ferdorcha Mac Duibhsith, i.e. the choice of his own kindred for nobility and guarantee, was killed by John Odhar Mac Neill, who carried off a great prey.

     LC1577.11

    Baile-an-muta was taken by Saxons in treachery; and Mac Donnchadha was captured by them there, i.e. Aedh, son of Cairbre, son of Tadhg, the lord of the place itself, and Cormac, son of Tadhg-an-triubhais i.e. Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella.

     LC1577.12

    John Salach, son of p.421 Aedh, son of John, son of Redmond, was killed by Foreigners. 9

     LC1577.13

    Conchobhar Carragh, the son of O'Cathain, was killed by O'Cathain.

     LC1577.14

    Baile-an-muta was taken by the descendants of Tomaltach Mac Donnchadha, and by the descendants of Dubhgall Gruamach, against Saxons.

     LC1577.15

    The head roof? of the monastery of the Trinity, and the erection of the bawn of Dun-gar, were in progress at the same time by Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada; for this Brian was the superior of the monastery, and lord of the Rock.

     LC1577.16

    Tadhg, the son of Murchadh, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Briain, and Toirdhelbhach, son of Mac Mathghamhna, died at the close of this year; and there were not in Erinn, in their own time, two youths of greater account than they in every way.

     LC1577.17

    Robert Savage, i.e. the sub-sheriff of the county of Sligo, was killed, and six of his people along with him, by Mac Donnchadha of the Corann.

     LC1577.18

    Edmond, son of Murchadh O'Ferghail, and Conchobhar Og Mag Ranaill, died.

LC1578
     LC1578.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday; and the age of the Lord at this time is one thousand, five hundred, and seventy-eight years.

     LC1578.1

    O'Neill's son, i.e. Henry O'Neill, was killed with one cast of a spear by O'Gallchubhair's son; and he was a great loss, that son of Toirdhelbhach, the son of Niall Conallagh.

     LC1578.2

    The chief priest of Trinity-Island, i.e. John Buidhe O'Sergoid, was drowned in Loch-Cé on Easter-day.

     LC1578.3

    The Lord of Louth, i.e. Christopher Plunket, followed Mac Mathguna in pursuit, who had his prey before him. Mac Mathuna gave them an onset; and the Lord of Louth, and Mag Aenghusa, i.e. Brian, were killed in that onset, and five horsemen along with them: and that was a great deed he performed that day.

     LC1578.4

    John, the son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir, was hanged by p.423 his own brothers, viz., by Brian and Donnchadh Og, through the advice of Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuconnacht.

     LC1578.5

    The sheriff of the county of Magh-eó i.e. Meiler, the son of Walter, was killed by Edmond Burk, son of Thomas-an-Machaire; (and that was a great calamity; and in Caislein-na-hEille he committed that deed).

     LC1578.6

    O'Conchobhair Sligigh, i.e. Domhnall, the son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og, and Mac Diarmada's son, i.e. Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, went to Baile-atha-cliath, to the great council; and they were five weeks at that court, and received great honour from the council of Erinn; and they returned safely.

     LC1578.7

    Liatruim of Muinter-Eolais was taken by Saxons against Brian, the son of Brian O'Ruairc; and fifteen men were killed in it; and a great quantity of all kinds of spoil was taken out of it. The son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, went to meet the Justiciary; and he made peace with the Foreigners, and obtained his town, i.e. Liatruim.

     LC1578.8

    Ruaidhri Og O'Mordha was killed by Brian Og MacGillapatraic, and by the Foreigners; and there was not in Erinn a greater destroyer against Foreigners than that man; and he was a very great loss.

     LC1578.9

    Bun-Drobhais was given to O'Domhnaill, by the Justiciary, who exacted twelve hundred marks from him for it, vel amplius; and we would say that it was wrong to sell the residence of Brian Luighnech's descendants to O'Domhnaill, if fear allowed us to say it.

     LC1578.10

    The great, regal, house of the Rock was begun by Brian, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada; and he had this work, and the head roof? of the monastery of the Trinity, and the bawn of Dun-gar, in progress together; and he had neither lordship nor tanistship at that time.

     LC1578.11

    The chief priest of Baile-na-cille in Clann-Connmhaigh, i.e. Tadhg p.425 O'Tonaire, died between the two festivals of Mary in the autumn.

     LC1578.12

    The son of O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e. Tadhg Buidhe, the son of Conchobhar O'Conchobhair, and his two sons, viz., Felim and the Dubhaltach, were killed by Thomas Udis, in treachery, on Caisel-na-hOilidhe, on the margin of Curragh-cinn-eite.

     LC1578.13

    Dolbh, the son of Dubhtach O'Duibhgennain, i.e. the chief O'Duibhgennain, died.

     LC1578.14

    Mac Flannchaidh, i.e. Cathal Dubh, died.

LC1579
     LC1579.0

    10 The kalends of January on Thursday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and seventy-nine years.

     LC1579.1

    John O'Maelmocheirghe, i.e. comarb of Druim-Oirghialla, the most eminent man in Erinn for keeping a general house of hospitality for the men of Erinn, and of the world, (as many of them as he could supply), died.

     LC1579.2

    O'Gadhra, i.e. Diarmaid, the son of Eoghan O'Gadhra, and the Gilla-dubh Mac Philip, i.e. the lord of the Leitir, died in the same month as the comarb.

     LC1579.3

    Immense depredations were committed in Magh-Luirg, upon Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, by the sons of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir, viz., by his own relatives, and by Albanachs, viz., John, the son of Aenghus, son of Gilla-espuig Bán Mac Domhnaill, and the Clann-Duibhsith.

     LC1579.4

    Aedh, the son of John, son of Redmond, from Glenn-Malura, died in hoc anno; and he was of the great woes of Erinn, as regards nobility and bounty. Roland Eustace died likewise: and these two were of the great losses of the province of Laighen.

     LC1579.5

    John Odhar Mac Neill was killed by the sons of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, in Lathach-Brendruma, in front of Corr-sliabh; and several of his people were slain in the beginning of the same day, by the Foreigners of Ros-Comain, on Machaire-Connacht.

     LC1579.6

    Sadhbh, daughter of Thomas, son of Richard Og Burk, i.e., p.427 the wedded wife of Tadhg, son of William O'Cellaigh, i.e. the best and most patient woman in her own time, mortua est; and she was buried in Cill-Conaill.

     LC1579.7

    The son of Maurice Dubh, son of the Earl of Des-Mumha, came to Erinn in this year, and a few Spaniards along with him. They occupied Dun-in-óir in Mumha; and when the Justiciary of Erinn heard this he assembled a large army, viz., the Earl of Cill-dara, and Captain Malbie, i.e. the governor of the province of Connacht at that time, and a great number of the Gaeidhel of Connacht, and the province of Laighen, with its armament, and a great number of Muimhnechs. When the sons of the Earl of Des-Mumha, viz., John, the son of James, and Shemus-na-tinol, his other brother, heard that James, the son of Maurice Dubh, had come to Erinn, accompanied by the Spaniards, they raised an insurrection of war, against the Foreigners of Mumha; and the president of the two provinces of Mumha, and eight of the principal Foreigners along with him, were killed in their own territory. James, the son of Maurice Dubh, went on an expedition into the country of Clann-William. The Clann-William of the Suir, i.e. the posterity of the Red Earl, overtook him. They fought with each other. The son of Maurice Dubh fell there; and three of the Clann-William fell with him. And he endured much hardship by sea and land up to that time, throughout Spain and France, making preparations against his enemies, and performed great bravery, and warlike deeds, in those foreign countries, for the sake of his own land, and of the faith.

     LC1579.8

    The Justiciary went to Mumha, with this large army which we have mentioned, and it is not possible to reckon or calculate the towns, corn-fields, and property, destroyed in Mumha on that occasion.

     LC1579.9

    The Bishop O'hElidhe, i.e. the paragon of learning and piety of the whole world, and the son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Connbrathar, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, came from the east, after their education and tour. The Justiciary of Erinn p.429 apprehended them; and they were both hanged, to the profanation of God and men. And that was a pitiful deed, i.e. to put an honourable, most pious bishop, and a friar minor of noble blood, to death in an unbecoming manner. But God performed a plain, manifest miracle on the Justiciary; i.e. a burning attacked his head the day these two were hanged, and this burning did not leave him until he died of it in the course of a short time.

     LC1579.10

    Tadhg, the son of Conn Citach, son of Aedh, son of Eoghan, died.

     LC1579.11

    Richard Eustace, and Richard Bris, accompanied by a large army, went on an expedition against the sons of the Earl, into their own fastnesses. The Earl's sons, and the people of Maurice Dubh's son, after his own death, overtook them. These two Richards were slain, and two hundred persons along with them, vel amplius. Richard, son of Domhnall, died; and the existence of these three Richards was a great injury to the Gaeidhel of Erinn.

     LC1579.12

    The treasurer of Erinn, i.e. Edward Fitton, died in Baile-atha-cliath, the last day of the middle month of summer; and there came not of the Saxon Foreigners, for a long time, one more to be lamented than he, as regards nobility and dignity.

     LC1579.13

    Mac Donnchadha of Tir-Oilella was killed by Maelruanaidh, the son of Cathal, son of Eoghan Mac Donnchadha; and the country was in a disturbed condition after him, between the Clann-Donnchadha.

     LC1579.14

    O'Briain, i.e. Domhnall, son of Conchobhar O'Briain, died; and that was a great calamity.

     LC1579.15

    Honora, daughter of Donnchadh, son of Conchobhar O'Briain, died.

     LC1579.16

    Thomas, son of the Baron Nugent, died.

     LC1579.17

    Margaret, daughter of Brian Mac Diarmada Ruadh, the wife of Cathal, son of Eoghan Mac Donnchadha, died.

     LC1579.18

    The king of Portugal was killed by the Turk in a battle, and forty thousand men along with him; and on Lammas Day this battle was given. The king of Persia went against the Turk, with a countless p.431 army, to avenge his friend the king of Portugal, who had fallen by him; and a battle was fought between them, and twenty thousand of the Turk's people fell; and the king of the Turks escaped safely from the battle, after his people had been slain.

     LC1579.19

    Don John of Austria, i.e. the brother of king Philip, king of Spain, the best nobleman that ever came into Christendom, died the fifth day of the first month of autumn. The heir of king Philip died the second month.

     LC1579.20

    The defeat of Aenagh-beg was given to Shemus-na-tinol, and to John son of Shemus, by Captain Malbie, in which Eoghan, the son of Edmond Mac Sithigh, and seven of his kindred, of the noblest of the Clann-Sithigh, were slain, and one or two score along with them.

LC1580
     LC1580.0

    The kalends of January on Friday; and the age of the Lord was one thousand, and five hundred, and eighty.

     LC1580.1

    Mac William Burk, i.e. John, the son of Oliver, head of the nobility, honour, and dignity of the province of Connacht, died in this year.

     LC1580.2

    The Bishop Burk, i.e. Roland, son of Redmond, head of the ecclesiastics of Connacht, died.

     LC1580.3

    The defeat of Glenn-Malura, in which nine captains were slain, and one hundred men along with each captain, was inflicted on Saxons by the sons of Roland Eustace, and by Fiacha, son of Aedh, son of John, son of Redmond. Eoghan, son of Felim Ruadh, son of Art, son of Aedh O'Neill, who was called Fuath-an-airgid, died in Baile-atha-cliath.

     LC1580.4

    Maelruanaidh, son of Cathal, son of Eoghan Mac Donnchadha, undisputed royal heir of Ui-nOilella, died in Cul-mhaile, after triumphing over the world and the devil; and this death of the son of Mac Donnchadha was happy, joyful, news to his enemies, and the cause of great sorrow to his friends.

     LC1580.5

    Baile-Locha-Riach was taken by the sons of the Earl from p.433 Saxons. Great injuries were committed by Brian O'Ruairc on Magh-Luirg; and Brian Mac Diarmada committed the like on O'Ruairc's lordship. Richard-an-iarainn was proclaimed Mac William.

     LC1580.6

    Shemus-na-tinol, son of the Earl of Des-Mumha, was put to death in Corcach by the Justiciary. Ath-sceittin was taken by the same Justiciary, who placed warders therein. Carraic-an-phuill was taken by the same man; and all who were there were killed, and the place was demolished.

     LC1580.7

    O'Birn, i.e. Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg O'Birn, died in the month of March; and that was a great calamity.

     LC1580.8

    Maude Dillon, O'Ferghail's wife, died.

     LC1580.9

    Spaniards came to Erinn, five or six hundred, to Dun-an-oir; and they all fell by the Justiciary.

     LC1580.10

    Rossa, son of Connla Mac Eochagain was wickedly killed by his own brother; and that was a great calamity.

     LC1580.11

    Tadhg Riabhach O'Dubhda fell from the top of Caislen-Conchobhair, and was unfortunately killed.

     LC1580.12

    Loch-an-scuir was taken by Cathal Dubh, son of Brian Mac Diarmada; and Maelsechlainn, son of Mag Ranaill, was killed there. A depredation was committed by Brian Mac Diarmada upon Mag Ranaill, and burnings besides.

LC1581
     LC1581.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday; and the age of the Lord at this time is one thousand, five hundred, and eighty-one years.

     LC1581.1

    The Earl of Tuadh-Mumha, i.e. Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh O'Briain, died this year.

     LC1581.2

    Maelechlainn, son of the Abbot O'Cellaigh, and John, the son of William Og, son of William, son of Conchobhar, and Diarmaid O'Mainnin, were killed by Domhnall, son of the Abbot O'Cellaigh, i.e. his own brother, and by Edmond Dorcha, the son of Domhnall Mac Suibhne.

     LC1581.3

    A depredation was committed by Saxons upon Tadhg, the son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada.

     LC1581.4

    Gerald, son of Oliver, son of the Earl, died.

     LC1581.5

    Domhnall, son of the Gilla-dubh, son of Eoghan p.435 Caech, from Lethrus, died unfortunately in Sligech, and was interred there.

     LC1581.6

    Cobhthach Ruadh Mag Samhradhain, from the Lergan, died this year.

     LC1581.7

    Baile-an-tobair, which the Saxons had, was given to the Dubhaltach, son of Tuathal O'Conchobair.

     LC1581.8

    Tadhg Og, son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, was killed by Albanachs the same year.

     LC1581.9

    James, the son of Walter Nugent, from Dun-uabhair, died this year.

     LC1581.10

    Ailín, the son of Brian Mac Suibhne, i.e. O'Conchobhair Donn's constable, died.

     LC1581.11

    The Calbhach, son of Domhnall, son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, the undisputed heir of Sligech and Lower Connacht, died the Friday between the two Easters of this year; and the death of this only son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, and of Mor, daughter of O'Ruairc, is one of the great woes of Erinn; and there never came of the race of Brian Luighnech a man of his years a greater loss than he, and it is not likely that there will come. And this loss has grieved the hearts of Connacht, and it has especially grieved the poets and doctors of the province of Connacht; and it has divided my own heart into two parts. Alas, alas! wretched is my condition, after my comrade and companion, and the person who was the choicest and dearest to me in the world. I am Brian Mac Diarmada, who wrote this on Carraig-Mic-Diarmada; and I am now to be compared to Oilill Olum after his sons, when they had been slain along with Art Enfhir, son of Conn Ced-chathach, in the battle of Magh-Mucraimhe, by Maccon, the son of Macniadh, son of Lughaidh; or to Deirdre, after the sons of Uisnech had been killed in treachery in Emhain-Macha, by Conchobhar, the son of Fachtna Fathach, son of Rossa Ruadh, son of Rudhraidhe; for I am sad, sorrowful, distressed, dispirited, in grief and anguish. And it is not possible to reckon or describe how I am this day after the p.437 departure of my companion from me, i.e. the Calbhach: and the last day of the month of March he was interred in Sligech.

     LC1581.12

    Fer-caogad O'Duibhgennain, i.e. the son of Ferghal, son of Philip, died in Cluain-Ui-Brian.

     LC1581.13

    Brian Caech O'Coinnegain, an eminent cleric, and keeper of a general house of guests, died; and the place of sepulture which he selected for himself was, i.e. to be buried at the mound of Baile-an-tobair. And we think that it was not through want of religion Brian Caech made this selection, but because he saw not the service of God practised in any church near him at that time.

     LC1581.14

    O'Cerbhaill, i.e. William Odhar, the son of Fer-gan-ainm, son of Maelruanaidh, son of John O'Cerbhaill, was killed by the Síl-Conchobhair-Failghe, as he was coming from Baile-átha-cliath.

     LC1581.15

    Thomas-ant-sleibhe, son of Richard Mac Goisdelbh, died.

     LC1581.16

    The Earl of Clann-Rickard's son, i.e. William Burk, went to Gaillimh to make peace with the Foreigners, on the engagement and guarantees of the Mayor, and of the town besides; and there was within before him a perpetrator of injury and destruction upon the Clann-Rickard, i.e. William Og Martin, and two bands of soldiers along with him. And after the Earl's son went in, William Martin and the Saxons acted treacherously towards him; and they apprehended himself; and nine of his people were hanged, and he himself was put in prison, in despite of the mayor, and of the town. And not long after that the Earl's son, and Toirdhelbhach, the son of Donnchadh O'Briain, were hanged; and on Corpus Christi the Earl's son was hanged, and O'Briain's son was hanged on the morrow.

     LC1581.17

    After the fall of the king of Portugal in the battle we have before mentioned, king Philip, i.e. the king of Spain, sent his own guardian, with an army, to Lisbon; and p.439 the king of Portugal had no heir except a bastard brother, whose name was Don Antoine. And a battle was fought between Don Antoine and the Duke of Alva, the king of Spain's guardian, and the battle was gained against Don Antoine; and three or four thousand men were slain under Don Antoine, but he escaped himself from the battle; and Lisbon was taken against him. And king Philip came to Lisbon; and he has the city and the kingdom.

     LC1581.18

    A great army of Albanachs was sent by Captain Malbie to Lower Connacht, viz., the sons of Domhnaill O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, mustered before them all their force of cavalry, gallowglasses, and servants. And the Albanachs were in Corrann at Loch-na-fidhnach, in an encampment; and they and O'Conchobhair were face to face. And the Albanachs executed a retreat from the lake up to Cul-O'Finn, until they reached Móin-in-daire-daraigh. And Cathal Og arrived on this bog, and these other chieftains along with him, viz., Maelruanaidh son of Mac Diarmada; and Mael-móra, son of Maelmuire Mac Suibhne; and O'hEdhra Buidhe, i.e. Conn, son of Ruaidhri O'hEdhra; and the son of Tomaltach (i.e. Tomaltach Og), son of Maelruanaidh Mac Diarmada; and the son of Brian, son of Eremhon Mac Suibhne. And Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and all these chieftains along with him, and many more who are not enumerated here, were killed by Albanachs on that day. And this death of Cathal O'Conchobhair is a great loss and destruction to the Gaeidhel of Erinn and especially to the Gaeidhel of Connacht. Aedh, son of Diarmaid, son of Cairbre O'Conchobhair, i.e. the son of O'Conchobhair Donn, the intended O'Conchobhair, p.441 was saved there, and was borne off a prisoner from this defeat. The castle of Magh-O'Gadhra was burned by the Albanachs on the same day; and Diarmaid Og, son of Cian O'Gadhra, was put to death there, and Tadhg, the son of Ruaidhri, et alii multi.

     LC1581.19

    O'Ruairc's new town, and Druim-dhá-eithiar, i.e. O'Ruairc's usual residence, were broken down at the same time by O'Ruairc himself, for fear the Saxons would occupy them.

     LC1581.20

    A hosting by Captain Malbie, i.e., the governor of the province of Connacht, to Lower Connacht; and he was three nights in Sligech, and two nights in Druim-dhá-eithiar; and he brought with him the hostages of O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and of Lower Connacht, on that occasion. Another hosting by the same Captain to Ulster, as far as Leithbhir; and that town was demolished by him.

     LC1581.21

    The Srath-bán was broken down by O'Neill, for fear the Saxons would occupy it. (In aid of O'Domhnaill these Saxons went to Ulster on that occasion.) A victory by O'Neill over O'Domhnaill in the same year, in which fell Mac Suibhne Bághanagh, and his two sons, and the two sons of Aedh, son of Niall Og, and Niall Modardha, son of Niall Og; and in which Mac Suibhne-na-tuath, and the son of Murchadh Mall Mac Suibhne, were taken prisoners; and in which two or three hundred, and more, were slain. And it would be difficult to count all that fell in that victory by O'Neill, and also tedious to enumerate them. The O'Neill referred to was Toirdhelbhach Luinech, son of Niall Conallach.

     LC1581.22

    But truly, the evils and lamentations of that year throughout all Europe, and in Erinn be excessive to relate. Mac Diarmada Gall, i.e. Eoghan Caech, the son of Cathal, son of Tadhg Og, died the day before the great festival of Mary.

     LC1581.23

    Brian Mac Gilla-Patraic, i.e. the Mac Gilla-Patraic died in Baile-átha-cliath, whilst imprisoned by the Justiciary; and he was one of the most lamented of Erinn.

     LC1581.24

    The sheriff of the county of Sligo, i.e. Brian, the son of Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Eoghan p.443 O'Ruairc, went upon an expedition to Breifne-Ui-Ruairc, and Irishmen, and a number of Saxons went with him. The Saxons brought a great prey with them; and the Gaeidhel were caught in the rear of the Foreigners; and the Gaeidhel were routed, and a great many of them were killed.

     LC1581.25

    The prior of the town of Ath-an-righ, i.e., William O'Cinaedha, mortuus est.

     LC1581.26

    A great army was sent to Lower Connacht by the governor of the province of Connacht, i.e. Captain Malbie, to take part in the war between the North and O'Ruairc; and the best in this army were the two sons of Domhnall Ballagh Mac Domhnaill, of the Albanachs, and Thomas Odis, an eminent captain of the Saxons, and William Clifford, and Captain Morna, and the sheriff of the county of Sligech, i.e. Brian, the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc. And there were five or six hundred Albanachs with the sons of Domhnall Ballagh Mac Domhnall. And all Saxons that were along with these captains went into the county of Sligech. O'Conchobhair Sligigh spread them over the county. Soon after that Sligigh entreated all the Saxon captains that were there to join him. The chieftains and nobles of all Lower Connacht, along with O'Conchobhair Sligigh and those Saxons, attacked the Albanachs, and the sons of Domhnall Ballagh; and Alasdar, the son of Domhnall Ballagh Mac Domhnaill, i.e., the most hopefully regarded and bravely distinguished son of an Albanach that had come into Connacht for a long time, was killed there at Bun-an-fedáin, by O'Conchobhair Sligigh and the Saxons, in revenge of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and in revenge of the persons slain along with him a short time before that. In fine, one or two hundred of the Albanachs, and more, were slain in that defeat, wherever they were throughout the county. And Domhnall Conn, son of Domhnall Ballagh, escaped p.445 from this destruction. And the quantity of horses taken there, and of coats of mail, arms, and ordnance, and of all other spoils besides, cannot be calculated or over-reckoned. And though some say that this deed was not right, it cannot be said that O'Conchobhair was not justified in his own share of it, for his anger against them had not cooled since the fall of his brother, and his constable, and his good men, by them before that; and there was neither peace nor promise between them afterwards; for it was on the Wednesday before Dardain-álainn of Corpus Christi that Cathal Og fell, with those who were along with him; and between Christmas and Brigid's festival the Albanachs, and the son of Domhnall Ballagh, were slain; although they were not an eric for each other.

     LC1581.27

    A prodigious defeat was given by the Earl of Des-Mumha to the Earl of Ur-Mumha, and to Saxons, in which fell three hundred and more of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel, both cavalry and infantry, and in which numerous spoils were taken from them.

     LC1581.28

    A fiery bolt fell upon the new castle of the race of Bresal O'Cellaigh; and John Ruadh Mac-an-fhiledh was killed by it; and horses and cattle were killed there. The pinnacle of the church of Cill-O'Scoba was broken by it.

     LC1581.29

    Ruaidhri, the son of Enna O'hUiginn, died in Suidhe-Fínáin, and was buried in Cluain-Senmhail. Gerald Clabach, i.e. a gentleman of the Geraldines, and a destroyer of much, was put to death by Saxons.

     LC1581.30

    Maghnus, son of the Parson Mac Muirghesa, died in the end of his age, on Loch-Labain, after doing great good by charity and humanity, keeping a house for guests, up to that time; p.447 and he was buried in Cluain-Senmhail.

     LC1581.31

    The sons of John, son of Conn, son of Henry O'Neill, went on a foray into Breifne-O'Raighilligh. Philip, son of Aedh O'Raighilligh, i.e. son of the O'Raighilligh, with his kinsmen and followers, came up with them; and John Og, the son of O'Neill, was killed there, and O'Neill's other son was taken prisoner; and four of his good cavalry were killed there also.

     LC1581.32

    O'Domhnaill's daughter, i.e. Margaret, daughter of Aedh Dubh, son of Aedh Ruadh, and wife of Maelmordha, son of John, son of Cathal O'Raighilligh,—and the most famous and worthy woman in Erinn in her own time,—died in the Cabhán in hoc anno.

     LC1581.33

    Eighteen heirs of the nobles of the Foreigners of Midhe were put to death in Baile-atha-cliath, by the Justiciary of Erinn, that year.

LC1582
     LC1582.0

    The kalends of January on Monday; anno Domini one thousand, five hundred, and eighty-two years.

     LC1582.0

    Mag Flannchaidh i.e. Cathal Og, son of Cathal Dubh, was killed by his own brother, i.e. by Tadhg Og, son of Cathal Dubh, who was made lord in his place this year.

     LC1582.1

    John, son of the Earl of Des-Mumha, i.e. the best Earl's son for bounty, nobility, and dignity, that ever came of the Geraldines, though he had no inheritance but his own energy, was killed by Saxons in the month of January of this year.

     LC1582.2

    The sons of the Gilla-dubh Mac Goisdelbh, viz., the Gilla-dubh Og, and Egnechán, were slain by Mac Donnchada of the Corann, per dolum.

     LC1582.3

    The Duke of Alva, the guardian of king Philip, king of Spain, died after gaining many battles and conflicts on the part of his ward, and by the excellence of his hand, up to that time, after completing six score years of age.

     LC1582.4

    William, son of the baron of Delbhna, went to Alba, having been exiled by the Saxons.

     LC1582.5

    The great, regal, wedding feast of the lord of the Rock, p.449 and of his wife, i.e. Medhbh, the daughter of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, i.e., daughter of O'Conchobhair Sligigh, was celebrated together by Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, at which large quantities of all kinds of stock, and of all descriptions of treasure and valuables, were presented and dispensed, according to their wish, to every one of the men of Erinn and Alba that came to solicit them during that year.

     LC1582.6

    The Baron of Delbhna was detained a prisoner by the Saxons this year; and a great part of his country was destroyed. A session was proclaimed by the captain of Ros-Comain at that time, i.e. Captain Prapasdún; and the principal men of the county went to that meeting. They went to Tor-na-ngainnedh, and the joisting of the tower fell under them, and the captain himself and all the people that were with him, were precipitated to the cellar {}O'Flannagain, i.e. Toirdhelbhach-ant-shleibhe, son of William O'Flannagain; and his death resulted from that fall.

     LC1582.7

    O'Ruairc committed depredation upon Muinter-Airt, and exacted hostages from them. Another depredation was committed by the sheriff O'Ruairc, and by the Saxons along with him, upon the sons of Mac Tighernain of the Breifne, at Loch-Roda; and their women were borne off captives from them.

     LC1582.8

    O'Dubhda, i.e., Cathal Dubh, son of Conchobhar O'Dubhda, the choicest of the race of Dathi, son of Fiachra, died in hoc anno. Edmond O'Dubhda was inaugurated in his place.

     LC1582.9

    Nicholas, son of Christopher, son of the Baron, was put to death in Muilenn-cerr, and Nicholas Cusack was put to death along with him; and it was John Cusack that made the false charge on which all the good heirs of the Foreigners were put to death before that.

     LC1582.10

    The sons of Mac Gilla-Patraic, viz., Domhnall and Cellach, were killed by the son of O'Maelmhuaidh, i.e., Domhnall, son of Tibbot O'Maelmhuaidh, in treachery, in his own p.451 house; and Domhnall himself was killed soon after that, in Durmhagh of Colum-Cille, by the Síl-Conchobhair-Failghe.

     LC1582.11

    The two sons of Rudhraidhe Og O'Mordha were put to death by Foreigners, and the son of Fedhlimidh O'Tuathail was put to death along with them.

     LC1582.12

    The sons of Walter Fada went on an expedition into Tir Amhalghaidh, and committed a depredation. The young men of the posterity of Rickard Burk overtook them in pursuit, and set upon them. The sons of Walter Fada turned against them, and the pursuers were routed by superior numbers, at Mám-in-ghair in Glenn-dubh, on the southern side of Neimhfin. Rickard, son of Edmond, son of Ulick, was killed there; and Edmond Allta, the son of Richard, son of Oliver, was also killed there. Ambrose, son of David Bán, and Oliver, son of John, son of David Bán and a great many of their followers along with them, were severely wounded there. Brian, son of Eoghan Mael O'Domhnallain, i.e., the most eminent man in Erinn, of his own age, in poetry and learning, was lost there, together with a graduate in science of Muinter-Dalaigh. And the prey was afterwards carried off by them.

     LC1582.13

    Crimhthann, son of Murchadh, son of Maurice Caomain, was killed by foreigners.

     LC1582.14

    Mac Diarmada Ruadh, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach, died the fourth day after the festival of Brenainn, on Innsi-achaidh-in-chairthe, and was interred in the monastery of the Buill.

     LC1582.15

    Captain Macafort was killed by Cathal, the son of O'Conchobhair.

     LC1582.16

    MacAilin of Alba died this year.

     LC1582.17

    Mac William Burk, i.e. Richard-an-iarainn, son of David, son of Edmond, son of Ulick, died the third p.453 day of Easter, this year.

     LC1582.18

    Mary Burk, daughter of Oliver, wife of the Blind Abbot, died.

     LC1582.19

    Two Saxon bands of the Earl of Ur-Mumha's people were killed this year by the Earl of Des-Mumha. Richard, son of Oliver, was proclaimed Mac William the same year.

     LC1582.20

    O'Raighilligh, i.e., Aedh Conallagh, died.

     LC1582.21

    Aedh, son of Fedhlimidh Bacagh O'Neill, and two hundred Saxons of the Saxons along with him, were slain in the Ruta by Somhairle Buidhe Mac Domhnaill, and by his kindred.

     LC1582.22

    Dubhrath was begun by Brian, son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc.

     LC1582.23

    The son of O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e., Toirdhelbhach, son of Diarmaid, son of Cairbre, died, and was buried in the church of Dumha-na-Romhanach; and he was one of the most lamented princes of Erinn.

     LC1582.24

    A Saxon bishop who was in Oilfinn died in the middle month of the summer: his name was Thomas Chester; and in Cill-Liathain he died.

     LC1582.25

    Brian, the son of Fer-gan-ainm, son of Conchobhar Og Mac Diarmada, died.

     LC1582.26

    Tadhg, son of Maelechlainn, son of Hubert Mag Raghnaill, was killed by Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, on Cnoc-na-carad, close to Caisel-tobair-ind-serbhain.

     LC1582.27

    O'Conchobhair Donn's daughter, i.e. Medhbh, daughter of Conchobhar son of Eoghan Caech, died.

     LC1582.28

    James Nugent, son of Christopher, son of the Baron, and Edmond, son of the Baron Nugent, fell by each other, and six persons, or five, along with them.

     LC1582.29

    Conchobhar, the son of Cormac, son of O'Conchobhair, i.e. son of O'Conchobhair Failghe, and Tadhg son of Gilla-Patraic O'Conchobhair, went to fight with one other, in Ath-cliath, and Conchobhar fell in that fight.

     LC1582.30

    Cathal, son of Maelechlainn Og Mag Raghnaill, died.

     LC1582.31

    Diarmaid, son of Mac Carthaigh Mor, accompanied by a band of soldiers, went on a p.455 predatory expedition against O'Suillebhain. Domhnall O'Suillebhain overtook them, and defeated Diarmaid; and he and his Saxons fell, et alii multi.

     LC1582.32

    Aedh Dubh, the son of Murchadh O'Flaithbhertaigh, and Justin Mac Domhnaill, were apprehended, in treachery, by John, son of the Earl of Clann-Rickard, i.e., Richard Saxanach, as they were returning from the Holy Cross; and he delivered them to Captain Malbie, who was over Connacht: and not long did God and the Holy Cross let that go unpunished with John.

     LC1582.33

    Great depredations were committed by the sons of the Earl of Clann-Rickard, viz., Ulick and John, upon the descendants of Ulick Burk, and upon Muinter-Uiginn of the Termon. An ugly treachery was practised by Ulick, the son of the Earl, and by Redmond, son of Ulick-na-gcenn, and by Redmond, the bishop's son, on the Earl's son John; for the two Redmonds gave him an invitation; and they took him to Bél-atha-Finntainn, and drew the Earl, i.e., Ulick, upon him; and he was slain in fratricide; and John, the son of Aedh Mac Suibhne, and John, the son of Brian Mac Gilla-Cellaigh, and Finghin Buidhe Mac Maeltuile, the good material of a physician, were killed along with him. And the like of this fratricide was not committed since Naise, son of Uisnech, was killed in treachery in Emhain-Macha; and no Foreigner's son of his own age was slain who was more lamented than he. Captain Malbie, and all the Foreigners that were in Connacht, went to Clann-Rickard on the report of this treachery; and on the 11th day of November this deed was committed.

     LC1582.34

    The Earl of Cill-dara's steward, i.e. Meiler Huse, died in the beginning of this year.

     LC1582.35

    The bishopric of Oilfinn was given to Andrew O'Craidhen, by the Council of Erinn at Ath-cliath.

     LC1582.36

    The Earl of Des-Mumha, usually called Geróid-na-secaidhe, was killed by p.457 the warders of Caislen-na-Maingi, and his head was sent to Saxon-land; and there was no one in Erinn whose equal he was not in nobility, honour, and powers, and by whom more Saxons fell, and who put the queen to greater cost.

     LC1582.37

    Síle, daughter of O'Domhnaill, the wife of Tadhg Og, son of Tadhg, son of Aedh, died.

     LC1582.38

    Fer-gan-egla, the son of Maelmuire Mac Suibhne, died.

     LC1582.39

    Fer-gan-egla, the son of Domhnall, son of Fedhlimidh, son of Toirdhelbhach Carragh O'Conchobhair, died.

     LC1582.40

    Saxons established themselves in Tuillsce, and in Cluain-Muiredhaigh, and in Cairge-Doiren, and in Ferann-na-darach, and in Imlech-mór, and in Uaran, and in Cluain-O'Gormacain, and in the Fothannadh; and they erected houses in those places.

     LC1582.41

    O'Gallchubhair was killed by O'Neill.

     LC1582.42

    Mac Aedha of the Mointech, i.e., John, was killed by the people of the Eill.

     LC1582.43

    William Burk, the son of Meiler Bán, died.

     LC1582.44

    The possession of Magh-Luirg was this year given to Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada.

     LC1582.45

    The cuckoo called on Christmas night, at Ard-mic-Grainni, in the presence of Robert Dillon and Diarmaid Mac Duibh; and that was a great wonder.

     LC1582.46

    The Earl of Sussex, i.e., Thomas-in-uisgi, who was for a long time Justiciary over Erinn, died at Whitsuntide.

LC1584
     LC1584.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday; the age of the Lord at this time being one thousand, five hundred, and eighty-four years.

     LC1584.1

    The receiver of the queen's rents in Connacht died this year; his name was Anthony Fitton.

     LC1584.2

    Domhnall Glas, son of Tadhg Ruadh O'hAirt, and John Mac Carmaic, i.e. the priest of Tempul-Eoin, died three days before the festival of Berach.

     LC1584.3

    Margaret, daughter of Mac Donnchadha, the wife of O'Duibhgennain, died.

     p.459
     LC1584.4

    Brian, son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir, and Domhnall Og O'Dobhailen, died.

     LC1584.5

    The Gilla-glas-ruadh, son of Maelruanaidh Finn, died: in the month of February they died.

     LC1584.6

    The son of O'Gallchubhair, i.e., the Ferdorcha, son of Eoghan, was accidentally killed by the Manachs.

     LC1584.7

    Sir Nicholas Malbie, who had been captain over Connacht, died the third day of the month of March; and there came not to Erinn in his own time, nor often before, a better gentleman of the Foreigners than he; and he placed all Connacht under bondage. And it is not possible to count or reckon all that this man destroyed throughout Erinn; and he executed many works, especially on the courts of the towns of Ath-Luain and Ros-Comain.

     LC1584.8

    A great depredation was committed by Aedh Ruadh, the son of O'Domhnaill, and by O'Gallchubhair, on the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, in Cnoc-na-gaithe.

     LC1584.9

    Mac Samhradhain, i.e., Brian Og, son of Brian, died this year.

     LC1584.10

    Cill-Midain was burned this year.

     LC1584.11

    Mac-in-fhiledh died this year, i.e., Gilla-Christ, son of Jeffrey.

     LC1584.12

    The son of the Bishop Burk, i.e. Redmond, was killed by Diarmaid Riabhach, son of Aedh, son of Donnchadh, in revenge of John Burk.

     LC1584.13

    The daughter of Mac Diarmada, i.e., Sadhbh, daughter of Eoghan, the wife of O'Gadhra, i.e., Diarmaid, son of Eoghan O'Gadhra, died.

     LC1584.14

    The Justiciary, i.e., James Dowdall, died this year.

     LC1584.15

    Cathal, the son of Ruaidhri, son of Ir Mag Raghnaill, died this year on the day of Brenainn's festival.

     LC1584.16

    John, son of James Lynch, was made bishop in Oilfinn this year, and Andrew O'Cridhain was removed.

     LC1584.17

    John, son of Aedh Conallach, was made the O'Raighilligh by the Foreigners, in presence of the sons of Maelmordha O'Raighilligh, who were senior to him; and the sons of Maelmordha destroyed the entire country through that.

     LC1584.18

    A Justiciary came to Erinn the same year, whose name was p.461 Sir John Perrot. A governor of Connacht came with him, whose name was Richard Bingham. These Foreigners came to Ros-Comain, on their arrival in Erinn, and Aedh, son of O'Conchobhair Donn, was made prisoner by them; and his friends, viz., O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and Brian, on of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, and Tomaltach Og, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, released him quickly; and the way they released him was, the three gave bonds for three thousand pounds to guarantee his continuing in peace; and Brian son of Domhnall Mac Suibhne, a constable of his people, was left in Ros-Comain, in irons, as security for Aedh. These Foreigners went to Gaillimh, and Mac William came to meet them; and hostages were exacted from Mac William, and from his kindred. From thence they went to Luimnech.

     LC1584.19

    A hosting by Richard Bingham, i.e., by that lord of the province of Connacht, to Lower Connacht, on which occasion he exacted hostages from O'Ruairc, and took Baile-in-mhúta, and plundered the Corann, and carried off Cathal Og, son of Cathal Dubh Mac Donnchadha, as a hostage, after all that was destroyed in Corann; and the lord over Corann at that time was Aedh, son of Cairbre Mac Donnchadha.

     LC1584.20

    The Justiciary, i.e., Sir John Perrot, went to Ulster, and brought the son of O'Neill, i.e., of Toirdhelbhach Luinech, as a hostage with him. All Erinn was occupied by the Foreigners this year, so that they put back the honour and nobility of the men of Erinn.

     LC1584.21

    These are the lords of Connacht in this year; viz., Donnchadh, son of Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, is Earl over Tuadh-Mumha; and Ulick, son of Rickard Saxanach, is Earl over Clann-Rickard; and Aedh, son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, over Tir-Maine; Hubert Buidhe, son of William, son of Thomas, over the Clann-Connmaigh; Diarmaid, son of Cairbre O'Conchobhair, over the Clann-Toirdhelbhaigh; Tadhg Og, son, of Tadhg Buidhe, over the descendants of Felim's son; Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, over p.463 Magh-Luirg; Brian, son of Brian O'Ruairc, over the Breifne; Domhnall, son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og, over Lower Connacht; and Richard, son of Oliver Burk, over the territory of Clann-William. And it is impossible to count, or reckon, or relate, all the injuries and oppressions the Foreigners committed upon these men. The Fer-dorcha, son of Maurice, is over Tir-Ailella; Aedh, son of Cairbre, over the Corann; Cormac O'hEghra over Luighne-Buidhe; Ferghal Carragh over Luighne-Riabhach; Edmond O'Dubhda over Tir-Fiachrach-Muaidhe. Those are the lords of the province at this time.

     LC1584.22

    Tadhg Mac Aedhgain, the ollamh in Fenechas of the descendants of Rickard Og Burk, died this year.

     LC1584.23

    The son of Mac Consnamha, i.e., Toirdhelbhach Og, son of Toirdhelbhach, died.

     LC1584.24

    William Caech, son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, was hanged by the governor in Gailimh.

     LC1584.25

    Mac Jordan of Baile-atha-lethain, i.e. Thomas Dubh, died.

     LC1584.26

    And these were the chief lords over the Ulidians at that time, viz., Toirdhelbhach Luighnech over Tir-Eoghain, and Aedh, son of Maghnus O'Domhnaill, over Tir-Conaill; Conn, son of Niall Og, over Clann-Aedha-Buidhe; the Ferdorcha, son of Domhnall Og, was Mag Aenghusa over Ui-Echach; Art, son of Brian-na-mocherghi, over Oirghialla; Cuconnacht Og, son of Cuconnacht, over Feara-Manach; Ruaidhri, son of Maghnus O'Cathain, over Oirecht-Ui-Cathain.

     LC1584.27

    Matthew, son of Maelechlainn Riabhach Mac Maeltuile, died.

     LC1584.28

    Sadhbh, daughter of O'Duibhgennain, wife of Gillacoluim, son of Maelmuire, son of Brian Og, died.

     LC1584.29

    MacEochadha, i.e. Fer-gan-ainm MacEochadha, (this Fer-gan-ainm was ollamh of Laighen), died.

     LC1584.30

    A p.465 Saxon band was slain in the Ruta, by the Clann-Domhnaill of Alba; and they took Dun-Lipsi from the Saxons, and killed all who were there.

LC1585
     LC1585.0

    The kalends of January on Friday; and the age of the Lord at this time is one thousand, five hundred, and eighty-five years.

     LC1585.1

    The son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, and some of the Clann-Sithigh whom he had retained, went on a foray against Mag Flannchaidh; and they captured great preys, on Stephen's festival. Mag Flannchaidh, and the son of O'Ruairc, i.e., Tighernan, son of Brian O'Ruairc, overtook them; and they attacked each other; and Maghnus Og Mac Dubhain was killed in the beginning of that attack. The men of Breifne and Dartrai came up with them after that, and attacked the band; and a victory was gained over the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, and over his people; and Eoghan Mac Sithigh, son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Edmond Mac Sithigh, was killed, and two score along with him, on that field. The son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, and Maghnus Og O'Curnin, were captured, and placed in irons on Loch-na-cula; and the sons of Tighernan wickedly slew them. And on Magh-Oilches this defeat was given.

     LC1585.2

    The governor, i.e. the lord of Connacht, with two boats' crews, came from the town of Ath-Luain to Carraig-Mic-Diarmada. The night before the twelfth day, spent with great honour and excessive enjoyment in Brian Mac Diarmada's house, he returned back to his own place.

     LC1585.3

    Toirdhelbhach Mac-an-aba Mag Uidhir was killed by Mac Mathghamhna.

     LC1585.4

    William, son of the Baron Nugent, came to Erinn, after all the hardship he encountered throughout the world eastwards, on receiving a pardon from the queen.

     LC1585.5

    The sons of Walter Fada Burk were wickedly taken prisoners by the governor, and sent in irons to the town of Ath-Luain.

     LC1585.6

    Gormlaith p.467 daughter of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, died a fortnight before May-day; and she was one of the best lamented women of Erinn.

     LC1585.7

    Great depredations were committed upon Albanachs, in the Glenns, by Saxons.

     LC1585.8

    Rose, daughter of O'Neill, died— i.e., the wife of Conn, son of the Calbhagh O'Domhnaill.

     LC1585.9

    Domhnall Gorm, the son of Domhnall Ballagh Mac Domhnaill, was killed in the Glenns by Thomas Udis: (this Thomas was a Saxon captain).

     LC1585.10

    Albanachs were expelled from Erinn by Saxons.

     LC1585.11

    The men of all Erinn—such of them as were of any account—went to Baile-atha-cliath to an Act of Parliament. The son of O'Maelmhuaidh, and Edmond Dorcha, son of Domhnall, son of Murchadh Mac Suibhne, and several other persons, were hanged at this Act of Parliament.

     LC1585.12

    The nobles of Erinn came safely from that Council of Ath-cliath, without profit.

     LC1585.13

    The passes of Erinn—such of them as were secure—were levelled by Saxons. A great tribute was imposed on Connacht by Saxons, i.e., an ounce of gold on every quarter, both ecclesiastical and lay; and the sovereignty of each Gaeidhelic lord was lowered by them.

     LC1585.14

    Shane-na-Muaidhe, i.e., the lord of Clann-mic-nEoghain, a man of great hospitality, and much celebrated for keeping a guest house, died.

     LC1585.15

    Thomas, son of Walter Nugent, from Tech-Munna, died.

     LC1585.16

    Conn, son of Art Og, son of Niall Conallagh O'Neill, was killed by Aedh, son of Cuconnacht Mag Uidhir, i.e., the son of the Mag Uidhir.

     LC1585.17

    Felim Dubh, son of Niall, son of Conn, was killed by John, the son of Mag Uidhir.

     LC1585.18

    The Earl of Cill-dara, i.e. Garrett Og, son of Garrett, son of Garrett, died in Saxon-land.

     LC1585.19

    Domhnall Og Mac Duibhsithe was killed in Dartraighe-Mic-Flannchaidh, by the kerne of the queen's house.

     LC1585.20

    Wet weather during all this year.

     LC1585.21

    Mac William Burk died, i.e. Richard, p.469 son of Oliver.

     LC1585.22

    The city which is called Antwerp, in Flanders, was taken by king Philip, i.e. the king of Spain, from the Flemings and Saxons; and a great number of men were slain in it.

     LC1585.23

    O'hAinlidhe, whose name was Tadhg Ballagh, died.

     LC1585.24

    Clemens, son of James Skerritt, died; i.e. the warden of the Gaillimh.

     LC1585.25

    The young Earl of Cill-dara i.e., Henry-na-tuadh, the son of Garrett, son of Garrett, son of Garrett, came to Erinn with great powers from the queen; and the Baron of Delbhna came with him, having the supremacy of his own country. And this young Earl brought the bodies of his father and brother with him to Erinn; and they were interred under the protection of God and Brigid, in Cill-dara.

     LC1585.26

    Murchadh, son of O'Ceinnedigh, died.

     LC1585.27

    Fintan, son of Illann, son of Dubhthach O'Maelconaire, i.e., intended ollave of Síl-Muiredhaigh, died.

     LC1585.28

    Alaster, son of Somhairle Buidhe Mac Domhnaill, was killed by the Saxons, and twenty of his people along with him; and his head was taken to Baile-atha-cliath.

LC1586
     LC1586.0

    The kalends on Saturday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and eighty-six years.

     LC1586.1

    Brian, son of Cian O'hEghra, was put to death in Gaillimh, at the command of the governor of the province of Connacht, i.e., Richard Bingham; and that son of Cian O'hEghra was greatly lamented in respect of nobility and hospitality.

     LC1586.2

    Thomas Ruadh, the son of Rickard, son of Shane-in-termuinn, was killed in treachery by Saxons; and that son of Mac William was greatly lamented.

     LC1586.3

    The son of Mac Goisdelbh, i.e. William, son of Piers, was hanged by the sheriff of the county of Ros-Comain, on Dumha-na-Romhanach. Mac Maghnusa of Tir-Tuathail was hanged by the same sheriff: (his name was Toirdhelbhach Buidhe; and on Cruachan he was hanged; and the pardon which he had for him was not regarded; and the third day of p.471 the month of March this deed was committed).

     LC1586.4

    Cluain-Dubhain was taken by the governor; and Mathgamhain, son of the Bishop O'Briain, and all the warders, were put to death there; and the place was demolished. And that was a great loss in respect of nobility and hospitality.

     LC1586.5

    Cecilia, daughter of Mac David, died; and that was a great calamity.

     LC1586.6

    Oliver, son of John, son of David Bán Burk, and Thomas; son of David Bán, were hanged by the governor.

     LC1586.7

    The governor went with a numerous army about Caislen-na-caillighe; and some of the posterity of Ulick Burk, and of the posterity of Edmond Burk, were in the castle; and the governor advanced towards the place with a force of two or three boats. And they attacked the place; and forty of the governor's people were slain; and he himself was nearly lost there. And the warders subsequently departed; and no harm was done to them.

     LC1586.8

    O'hAirt, i.e., Felim, the son of William O'hAirt, died on Easter night, and was buried in Sligech on Monday.

     LC1586.9

    Rickard Og, son of Rickard, son of Shane-in-termuinn, was hanged by the governor, in the district, three nights before Easter: and he was a noble, humane, most hospitable man.

     LC1586.10

    The two sons of Walter Fada Burk, viz., Meiler and Tibbot, were hanged by the governor in Ros-Comain, after having been a year in confinement; and they were interred in the cemetery of Tempul-an-aighnéin between Easter and May-day. And those were amongst the most lamented of the Foreigners of Erinn in their time.

     LC1586.11

    The son of O'Domhnaill, i.e., Maghnus Og, the son of Maghnus O'Domhnaill, was killed by some of the posterity of Donnchadh O'Gallchubhair.

     LC1586.12

    Mac Suibhne Baghanach, i.e., Brian Bacach, was killed by his own kinsmen.

     LC1586.13

    A good Justiciary who was a long time over Erinn died in Saxon-land, i.e., Henry Sidney.

     LC1586.14

    A great war between king Philip, king of Spain, and the p.473 prince of the Saxons, i.e., Elizabeth, regarding Flanders.

     LC1586.15

    O'hEghra Riabhach, i.e., Ferghal Carragh, died.

     LC1586.16

    O'Ruanadha, i.e., John (or Aenghus), son of Ruaidhri Og, was killed by John, the son of O'hAnluain.

     LC1586.17

    The governor, and the Earl of Clann-Rickard, and the Earl of Tuadh-Mumha, accompanied by large armies, established a camp in the Tochar, and in Baile-in-Rodba; and they hanged three children in Ross-mor, whom they themselves had in their hands for a long time before that, viz., the son of the Blind Abbot, and the son of Meiler, son of Walter Fada, and the son of John Burk: and that was a pitiful deed—the hanging of the innocent children. And they killed Eoghan, the son of Domhnall-an-chogaidh O'Flaithbhertaigh, per dolum, and killed and hanged several of his people. And the army that committed those deeds brought three thousand cows with them, and entirely plundered Ciarraidhe.

     LC1586.18

    The sons of James Mac Domhnaill came to Erinn, with fifteen hundred Albanachs; and they destroyed much in Uladh. And they went to Cill-Ronain in the territory of Connacht, and were five nights in it; and the governor was at Bel-an-atha-fada, a numerous host of the chieftains of Connacht, and of Saxons, being with him. And the Albanachs retreated to Cul-mhaine; and some of the Clann-William came to meet them; and they advanced to Droiched-in-chillín. And when the Saxons heard that the Albanachs had gone past them down, they followed them; and they encountered one another at Droiched-in-chilín, and delivered a vigorous battle to each other there; and five or six of the governor's horses were killed; and the Albanachs departed uninjured to Sliabh-damh, and carried a prey with them to Ard-na-riadh. As regards the governor, he was rendered furious and fully angry at the escape of the Albanachs from him, and he permitted all the 'rising out' of the Gaeidhil that he had to depart, and returned southwards towards the Caislén-mór. And two Saxon p.475 companies that came from Mumha overtook him there; and he had then seven companies of the best army in the world; and he followed them nobly, valiantly, vigorously, until he reached Ard-na-riadh. And when the Albanachs saw them approaching they advanced from the town to meet and encounter the Foreigners, and discharged vehement, furious, showers from their firearms against the Foreigners; and such was the misfortune of the Albanachs, that they wounded neither man nor horse with that discharge, and that they commenced a movement of rout and flight towards the Muaidh, and that twenty hundred, or more, were killed and drowned. James Mac Domhnaill's two sons were killed there, viz., Domhnall Gorm and Alaster; and Gilla-espuig, son of Dubhghall, son of Donnchadh Cam MacAilin, was slain there; and Edmond Kiocarach, son of David Bán Burk, and Cathair, son of Domhnall, son of Donnchadh Ruadh Mac Domhnaill, were slain there, and many more whom we cannot reckon, from their number. And in Ard-na-riadh this slaughter was given, a week before the festival of Michael. And a battle was fought in Flanders on that day, between king Philip and the queen of the Saxons. Philip, the son of Sir Henry, was slain in that battle, and several others.

     LC1586.19

    The stream of the Sionainn turned back to Loch-Righ; and it was twenty-four hours in that order, in the presence of all who were in Ath-Luain.

     LC1586.20

    The bridge of Baile-esa-dara was finished by O'Conchobhair Sligigh.

     LC1586.21

    Maurice, the son of Muirchertach Mac Donnchaidh, died.

     LC1586.22

    The Scurlock died.

     LC1586.23

    Aedh, the son of Eoghan Mac Suibhne, i.e., the constable of Clann-Rickard, died; and that was a great calamity.

     LC1586.24

    Brian Brathach, son of Mac Donnchaidh of the Corann, died on the Maighin.

     LC1586.25

    Thomas, son of O'Floinn, was hanged in Ros-Comain, two days before the festival of Catherine.

     LC1586.26

    Mac Diarmada Ruadh p.477 died, i.e., Ferghal, son of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach.

     LC1586.27

    Eoghan Ultach, the best leech that was in Erinn, died.

     LC1586.28

    The Earl of Leicester went to Flanders with a numerous army, to assist the Flemings. The king of Spain assembled an army against that army; and a battle was fought between them, and several thousands fell between them on each side.

     LC1586.29

    Murchadh, the son of O'Ceinnédigh, fell by O'Cerbhaill, i.e., the Calbhach.

     LC1586.30

    Mac-an-bhaird of Cuil-an-úrtain, i.e., Maurice, the son of Laisech, died.

     LC1586.31

    William O'Cernaigh, i.e., an old friar, the best preacher that was in Erinn, died on the Maighin.

     LC1586.32

    The blind man who was prophesying in Ulster, i.e., Maghnus Mac Sithe, died.

     LC1586.33

    William Burk, son of Edmond, from the territory of Clann-William, died: (this William was the Red Earl's heir; and he was much lamented).

     LC1586.34

    The great castle of Mac Goisdelbh, and half the lordship of the country, were given to Tibbot Dillon by Mac Goisdelbh, i.e., John, son of the Gilla-dubh, son of Hubert.

     LC1586.35

    O'Gadhra gave five towns in his division, and the castle of Daire-mór, to the same man. (Oilillin O'Gadhra that gave those away.)

LC1587
     LC1587.0

    The kalends on Sunday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and eighty-seven years.

     LC1587.1

    The queen of Alba, who had been imprisoned for a long time previously by the queen of the Saxons, was put to death by the Saxon queen; and there was not in any part of Europe a woman more beautiful than she. The eighth day of February she was put to death.

     LC1587.2

    The son of Lochlainn O'Lugaill died, i.e., John Buidhe.

     LC1587.3

    Sir William Stanley, an illustrious knight whom the queen of the Saxons sent to the war to Flanders, went against his own prince, to aid the king of Spain; and the number of men that went with him was 1,600, of Saxons, Irishmen, and Albanachs.

     LC1587.4

    Maelechlainn, the son of Maelruanaidh p.479 Mac Diarmada, the son of John, died.

     LC1587.5

    Great mortality amongst the cattle of this year; and there was also great destruction of corn in it.

     LC1587.6

    Walter Riabhach, the son of Maurice, son of Walter, son of the Earl, and the sons of Brian, son of Cathair, son of Art, son of Diarmaid Laimhderg, went on a predatory expedition on the borders of Leithglinn-in-droichid, and committed a depredation; and a pursuing band overtook them, viz., the son of the Marshal of the Ibhar, accompanied by an armament. Walter Riabhach and his people turned upon them; and the Marshal's son, and twenty-four of his people, were slain on that field; and great was the woe on account of that son of the Marshal. Cathal, the son of Toirdhelbhach Mac Diarmada, was apprehended, and taken to Ros-Comain in bondage.

     LC1587.7

    Mac Donnchaidh of the Corann died, i.e.. Aedh, the son of Cairbre.

     LC1587.8

    Great destruction of food in Erinn this year.

     LC1587.9

    A residence was erected by Captain Grain on Droichet-mic-Maenaigh; and another residence in Druim by Master Leighinn.

     LC1587.10

    The son of O'Concenainn, i.e., Muirchertach, son of Cathal, died.

     LC1587.11

    The two sons of Eoghan Ruadh, son of Cormac, were hanged at Cnoc-in-bicaire by Captain Graidhin, and by George, son of Peter Nugent, per dolum; and the Dubhaltach Mac Riabhaigh was hanged in like manner. Brian Ballagh, son of the Calbhagh, son of Tadhg Buidhe O'Conchobhair, and Dunadach Mac Dubhgaill, were hanged at a session, in the middle month of summer, in Ros-Comain.

     LC1587.12

    A session was held in Sligech by George Bingham, and by the Justice Dillon, and by Master Comartun; and the inhabitants of the county of Sligech p.481 came to that assembly; and Felim, son of Donnchadh Og O'hAirt, was hanged there, and Edmond, son of Henry.

     LC1587.13

    The governor went to Saxon-land.

     LC1587.14

    Toirdhelbhach, son of O'Briain, was hanged by Saxons, and he along with themselves, in the queen's service.

     LC1587.15

    Cairbre, son of Aedh Mac Donnchaidh, i.e., son of the Mac Donnchaidh, died.

     LC1587.16

    Gilla-Coluim O'hUiginn, the son of Maelmuire, son of Brian Og O'hUiginn, died three nights before Lammas.

     LC1587.17

    The son of the Justiciary of Erinn died: this Justiciary's name was Sir John Perrot.

     LC1587.18

    Conchobhar, son of Enna O'hUiginn, died: a most eminent poet was this Conchobhar; and he was interred in Caisel-na-heilidhi, on Machaire-na-nailech.

     LC1587.19

    A shower of hail fell in Machaire-Connacht within a week after Lammas, and a small apple was not bigger than each stone of that snow; and it destroyed much corn.

     LC1587.20

    O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e., Diarmaid, son of Cairbre, son of Eoghan Caech O'Conchobhair, the man who subdued and humbled his enemies the most, and who plundered and destroyed his adversaries the most in every quarter, the best gentleman that came of the race of Toirdhelbhach Mór O'Conchobhair for a long time, died; and he was interred in Baile-in-tobair, under the protection of God and Brigid, the third day before the first festival of Mary, after he had been thirty-five years in sovereignty.

     LC1587.21

    Toirdhelbhach, son of Aedh O'Baighill and Aedh Og, son of Aedh Buidhe O'Domhnaill, and seven of their people, were slain by the sons of Niall Ruadh O'Baighill.

     LC1587.22

    Cedach, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Ruairc, and Mathghamhain Mac Caba, and three or four along with them, were slain whilst in the company of Domhnall O' Ruairc, by the sons of Brian, the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, viz., Tighernan and Domhnall: and at Rath-Giain this killing was done; and the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, i.e., Domhnall, escaped by running, and with difficulty.

     LC1587.23

    O'Dubhda, i.e., Edmond, the son of Eoghan O'Dubhda, died.

     LC1587.24

    Sir Richard Bingham was sent by the queen to Flanders; and his brother, i.e.,  p.483 George, was left in his place over Connacht.

     LC1587.25

    Eoghan, the son of Ruaidhri, son of Felim, son of Maghnus, died a fortnight before Allhallowtide, and was buried in Sligech.

     LC1587.26

    Aedh Ruadh, the son of O'Domhnaill, i.e., the son of Aedh, son of Maghnus, and the son of Mac Suibhne Fanad, and the son of Eoghan, son of John, the son of Cormac Buidhe O'Gallchubhair, were taken prisoners in the harbour of Rath-Maelain, by a Saxon ship, after they had gone to drink wine in it; and they were carried off to Baile-atha-cliath.

     LC1587.27

    The son of O'Ferghail Bán, i.e., Tadhg Og, died.

     LC1587.28

    Domhnall, the son of Baethghalach MacAedhagain, died.

     LC1587.29

    The daughter of Brian Mac Diarmada Ruadh, wife of the Airchinnech of Baile-na-clerech, i.e., Cathal, died.

     LC1587.30

    The Seneschal of Ui-mic-Caille, and Patrickin, son of Fitz-Maurice, and Patrickin Condon, and Donnchadh, son of Cormac Mac Carthaigh, were taken prisoners in Ath-cliath, by the council of Erinn, per dolum.

     LC1587.31

    A residence was erected at Cluain-Eois in Oirghialla, by Sir Henry Duke, a Saxon knight.

     LC1587.32

    Cumedha, the son of Mac Conmara Finn, and his wife, the daughter of Mac Piers, died in one week.

LC1588
     LC1588.0

    The kalends on Monday; the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and eighty-eight years.

     LC1588.1

    O'Conchobhair Sligigh, i.e., Domhnall, the son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og, the choice of the Gaeidhel of Erinn, died on Little Christmas night in Sligech, and was buried in it.

     LC1588.2

    Aedh, son of the Calbhach O'Domhnaill, and nine men along with him, were slain in treachery in the crannóg of Magh-gaibhlín, by the daughter of James Mac Domhnaill, the wife of O'Domhnaill.

     LC1588.3

    Matthew Ruadh O'Luinin, i.e., an eminent antiquary, died the same year.

     LC1588.4

    Walter, son of Richard, son of Rickard Og Burk, died.

     LC1588.5

    A new Justiciary came to Erinn, i.e., William FitzWilliam, p.485 and there was neither peace nor quietness in Erinn, in his own party, since he came.

     LC1588.6

    There was a wicked, heretical, bishop in Oilfinn; and God performed great miracles upon him. And his place of residence was in the Grainsech of Machaire-riabhach; and a shower of snow was shed for him, and a wild apple was not larger than each stone of it; and not a grain was left in his town; and it was with shovels the snow was removed from the houses; and it was in the middle month of summer that shower fell.

     LC1588.7

    O'Fallamhain, i.e., Cobhthach O'Fallamhain, died; and his son Redmond was ordained in his place. John, son of Thomas, son of David, son of Edmond, i.e., a noble, honourable priest, died.

     LC1588.8

    The son of O'Raighilligh, i.e., Edmond, son of Maelmordha, came on a predatory incursion against Brian, son of Ferghal Og O'Raighilligh, and took preys; and the son of Ferghal Og, and John Og, son of John, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Raighilligh, overtook them; and they gave battle to each other; and the prey was taken from Edmond, and twenty of his people were slain; and John Og, Bon of John, son of Toirdhelbhach, was killed by Edmond.

     LC1588.9

    The Dubhaltach, son of Redmond O'Fallamhain, was killed by Redmond, the son of Cobhthach O'Fallamhain.

     LC1588.10

    Gilla-na-naemh, son of Irial O'hUiginn, died.

     LC1588.11

    The son of Mac Diarmada, i.e., Cathal, son of Toirdhelbhach, and the son of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, i.e., Cedach, and the son of Mac Conmara, were hanged in Gaillimh; and the son of Felim Buidhe, i.e., Donnchadh, was hanged along with them.

     LC1588.12

    The son of Mac Goisdelbh died, i.e., Edmond.

     LC1588.13

    The son of O'Maelconaire died, i.e. Senchán.

     LC1588.14

    Philip O'hEinidh died, i.e., a most excellent man, who had been in Normandy(?).

     LC1588.15

    Domhnall, son of O'Domhnaill, and the posterity of Aedh O'Gallchubhair, went on an expedition against the sons of Conn, son of the Calbhach; and the Calbhach Og, son of Conn, son of the Calbhach, was slain by them;  p.487 and they carried away with them a great number of cows and horses.

     LC1588.16

    O'Dochartaigh and O'Gallchubhair were apprehended by the Justiciary, and taken to Ath-cliath.

     LC1588.17

    Felim Og, son of Conchobhar, son of Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, and the Calbhach, son of Conn, son of Felim Ruadh, went to Mac William Burk's division; and they killed the sheriff's people, per dolum.

     LC1588.18

    Justin, the son of Maelmuire, son of Felim Mac Domhnaill, was hanged by the governor.

     LC1588.19

    Spaniards came to Erinn, a very great fleet; and eight or nine of those ships were wrecked in Mumha and Connacht; and Saxons killed all who were not drowned of the crews of those ships that were wrecked; and it is not possible to reckon or tell all that were drowned, and all that were slain in that fleet, on account of their number, and the quantity of the spoils got, of gold and silver, and of every kind of treasure besides.

     LC1588.20

    Sligech was taken from Donnchadh, son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, by the governor; and the son of Cathal Og went to complain to Saxon-land.

     LC1588.21

    O'hEidhin died, i.e., Eoghan Manntach O'hEidhin.

     LC1588.22

    Cedach, son of Brian Mac Diarmada Ruadh, died.

     LC1588.23

    The Earl of Leicester, i.e., a very powerful prince of the queen of the Saxons' people, died.

     LC1588.24

    Captain Collier died.

     LC1588.25

    The hosting of all Erinn, except the province of Ulster alone, went to Connacht with Sir William Fitz William, i.e., the Justiciary of Erinn; and he effected not a particle of good, but injured all that was from Ath-Luain to Erne; and the son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e., Cathair, was killed by Saxons.

     LC1588.26

    Mag Eochagain, i.e., Connla Mag Eochagain a noble, very hospitable man, died.

     LC1588.27

    Mac Tighernain of the Breifne, i.e., Ferghal, died.

     LC1588.28

    Mac Suibhne of Tir-Baghuine, i.e., Niall p.489 Meirgech, son of Maelmuire, was killed by Donnchadh Dubh, the son of Maelmuire Meirgech Mac Suibbne, per dolum.

     LC1588.29

    Margaret Ni Cuareil, the wife of Gilla-Coluim O'Clabbaigh, died; and we never saw a better woman in a cemetery.

     LC1588.30

    John, the son of Meiler Ban Mac William Burk, son of Rickard Og, was unfortunately slain in Sligech by William Taig.

     LC1588.31

    Great preys were taken by Aedh, son of the Calbhach O'Domhnall, before he himself was killed, and by the son of O'Neill, in Tir-Aedha, in which there were three thousand cows.

     LC1588.32

    There came not for a long time in Erinn so good a year as this as regards the harvest; it was the most plentiful in food and produce.

     LC1588.33

    An ugly treachery was committed by the king of France, for he killed a good duke of his own family, per dolum.

     LC1588.34

    Brian Mac-in-Persuin, and Andrew Mac-in-Persuin, and Cormac O'hAirt, were drowned in that Spanish fleet which came to Cairbre.

LC1589
     LC1589.0

    The kalends of January on Wednesday, and the age of the Lord one thousand, five hundred, and eighty-nine years.

     LC1589.1

    The sheriff of the county of Magh-Eo, i.e., Master Browne, and Domhnall O' Dalaigh, went on an expedition to Irrus. They committed numerous depredations and homicides, per dolum.

     LC1589.2

    Richard, the son of Demhan-in-chorain, and Walter, the son of Rickard, son of Shane-an-termuin, overtook them; and the Saxons were three hundred in number; and they proceeded to attack one another, and the Saxons were defeated, and Domhnall O'Dalaigh, and Master Brown, i.e., the sheriff, and all the principal persons who were along with them, were slain; and this victory was nobly, valorously, gained over them through the miracle of God the Father.

     LC1589.3

    Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Conchobhar, i.e., an excellent man of the posterity of Ferghal Mac Diarmada, died.

     LC1589.4

    Cathal Mac Daighir, i.e., priest of Achanach, died.

     p.491
     LC1589.5

    O'Neill, i.e., Toirdhelbhach Luinech, came upon the invitation of Niall Garbh, son of Conn, son of the Calbhach O'Domhnaill, against Eoghan, son of the Dean O'Gallchubhair; and they obtained a great prey; and Muinter-Gallchubhair, and some of the Clann-Suibhne, overtook them, and attacked them bravely until they came to the place where O'Neill was. When O'Neill saw his people eagerly sought after, he turned against the pursuers, and defeated them; and Maelmuire, son of Edmond, one of the constables of Mumha, was slain there, and twenty men along with him. O'Neill returned safe, enriched with spoils.

     LC1589.6

    A defeat was given to Robert, son of Henry Dubh Dillon, in Oirghiall-Mic-Mathghamhna, whilst going as sheriff against Mag Uidhir; and he was taken prisoner himself, and his people were slain; and it was Brian, son of Aedh Og Mac Mathghamhna, that gave that defeat.

     LC1589.7

    The sons of Murchadh-na-tuadh, son of Tadhg O'Flaithbhertaigh, went upon an expedition to Conmaicne, and took great preys. Saxons overtook them—two bands of choice troops; and they proceeded to attack each other; and Muinter-Flaithbhertaigh were defeated, and Tadhg O'Flaithbhertaigh, the son of Murchadh, and Urun, son of Murchadh, and Tadhg Og O'Flaithbhertaigh, and one hundred along with them, were slain; and Edmond O'Flaithbhertaigh, the son of Murchadh-na-tuadh, who was imprisoned in Gaillimh, was hanged on Wednesday between the two Easters; and on Easter Saturday the defeat was given, at Caislen-an-chathirtha in Cuilecha; and those were prodigious events. And the Clann-William broke down their castles, and burned their houses and corn crops; and they demolished Baile-átha-lethair, and from thence westwards to the sea.

     LC1589.8

    The Corann and Tir-Oilella were plundered by the sons of O'Ruairc, viz., Eoghan and Brian Og. Tir-Fiachrach was plundered by p.493 O'Ruairc himself, from Iascagh eastwards. The son of O'Ruairc, i.e., Eoghan, went to Machaire-Connacht, until he went to Cill-Toltog, and the sons of O'Conchobhair Ruadh along with him; and they took no prey, for want of cavalry. And they turned back until they came to Bothar-Sendomhnaigh. The sheriff of the county, i.e., Richard Mapother, and the Clann-Dubhgaill, and a band of soldiers, came up with them then. These two bodies went into array against one another, and the Saxons were routed; and this rout continued to Caisel-Miadhachain; and their drums and standard were taken from them; and a countless, indescribable, number of the Saxons' people were lost in that fierce, mutual, conflict. Baile-an-doire, and Liath-truim, and Cluain-Muire, and Baile-na-ngiolla were burned by them.

     LC1589.9

    Art, the son of Ruaidhri Glas, i.e., Brian Mac Diarmada's standard bearer, died this year.

     LC1589.10

    O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and Tomaltach Og Mac Diarmada, and Ruaidhri Caech Mac Diarmada, were taken prisoners, per dolum, and sent to Ros-Comain under great bondage.

     LC1589.11

    The young men of the posterity of John Burk came to Corann, and took a prey. A pursuing party overtook them. They approached each other. They turned upon the pursuers, and killed Cormac O'Ruanaidh, and others who are not enumerated.

     LC1589.12

    Mag Uidhir, i.e., Cuchonnacht Og, son of Cuchonnacht, almost the greatest loss to Erinn, died.

     LC1589.13

    Ailenora, the Earl of Des-Mumha's daughter, died; (the wife of O'Ruairc, i.e., of Brian, son of Brian O'Ruairc).

     LC1589.14

    The person who was governor from the queen over the province of Connacht this time was Sir Richard Bingham, and all of the Clann-William whom he did not hang, he set at war with the queen; and the Clann-Domhnaill in like manner; and he set the posterity of Toirdhelbhach p.495 Donn O'Conchobhair, and the posterity of Aedh, son of Felim, and Muinter-Flannagain, and O'Ruairc, and Mac Flannchaidh, and the posterity of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, at war with himself and the queen. And he made a bare, polished, garment of the province of Connacht. (And he drove the posterity of Brian Laighnech, and Muinter-Airt, into that war—all of them that he did not hang).

    When the Justiciary of Erinn heard of that evil being inflicted on Connacht by the Binghams, he came with great anger and terrible fury, until he arrived at Gaillimh; and he brought with him no army, save 100 horse, and 100 foot. And the governor remained in Ath-Luain, studying how he might ruin the portion that he had not ruined of the province of Connacht. The Clann-William came to Gaillimh, and Murchadh O'Flaithbhertaigh; and they made peace with the Justiciary, and placed their hostages in the hands of the people of Gaillimh.

     LC1589.15

    William Taith, and twenty-five soldiers, and five horsemen, went to the Bealach-buidhe on the Corr-sliabh. The son of O'Ruairc, and the posterity of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, and some of the Clann-Donnchaidh, were before them on the pass, with two or three hundred persons; and they rose up against the Foreigners, and routed them; and twenty-four were then slain, and ten horses and three barrels of wine were taken from them; and William Taigh departed.

     LC1589.16

    Mac Mathghamhna, i.e., Rossa Buidhe, the son of Art Mael, died; and that was a great calamity. Brian, son of Aedh Og, was ordained in his place.

     LC1589.17

    Master Strange, and the primate of Ard-Macha, and Justice Dillon, went to Ath-Cille-Sranain, on the part of the Justiciary, to make peace with the son of O'Ruairc; and they cordially concluded peace with each other.

     p.497
     LC1589.18

    Richard, son of Walter, son of John, son of Oliver Burk, was killed by a gunshot in Tulach-Aedha; and that was a great calamity.

     LC1589.19

    John Ruadh, son of Lochlainn, son of Paidin, i.e., the son of O'Maelconaire, died; and that was a great calamity as regards humanity and science. Jordan, son of Thomas-na-capall, died whilst confined in irons, in the Eill, by Saxons.

     LC1589.20

    The entire province of Connacht, from Ath-Luain to Erne, was under one evil, from the dissensions of Foreigners and Gaeidhel with each other.

     LC1589.21

    Daighre O'Duibhgennain, a most affable, musical man, died.

     LC1589.22

    Gilla-Patraic Og, son of Gilla-Patraic, son of Philip, son of Toirdhelbhach Mag Uidhir, and nine men along with him, were slain by Conchobhar Og, the son of Conchobhar Ruadh Mag Uidhir, on their coming with Donnchadh Og, son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir, against Conchobhar Og, to take a prey from him; and a score or two of horses were taken from them; all thirty-six of Donnchadh Og's men were wounded, and he was pursued three miles.

     LC1589.23

    Aedh, son of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach Mac Diarmada Ruadh, died; and he was much to be lamented as regards prowess and humanity; and three days before the festival of Mary in the autumn he died; and he was buried in the monastery of the Buill; and his son, i.e., Ferdorcha, the son of Aedh, was killed before that by the posterity of Eoghan Mac Diarmada; (and Eoghan, son of Ruaidhri, son of the Gilla-dubh Mac Diarmada Ruadh, that killed him).

     LC1589.24

    A Saxon army was sent by the governor to Lower Connacht; and they tried to plunder O'Dubhda, but did not succeed, although they went to Cill-glas, and to Esker-abhann. They returned back to Cuil-cnamh, and destroyed much food and clothing there; and they went from thence to Glenn Dallain, and they found neither spoils nor adventure there. And they made the third expedition against the posterity of Eoghan Mac Diarmada; and though they went to Tir-Tuathail, and to Coillte-Conchobhair, and p.499 upwards past Droichet-mic-Maenaigh, they met neither good fortune nor adventure. And it was right of God that they should not get spoils: treacherous expeditions they performed. John Bingham was the head of that army, i.e., the governor's brother; and there never came into Connacht such wicked people as were in that army; for there was not a man in the world to whom they were faithful, in church or territory.

     LC1589.25

    The old bawn of Sligech, and Druim-na-scolb, were burned by Muinter-Airt.

     LC1589.26

    Brian, the son of Aedh Og Mac Mathghamhna, and Aedh Ruadh, the son of Art Mael, went to Baile-atha-cliath, to obtain the decision of the Justiciary and council regarding the lordship of Oirghiall-Mic-Mathghamhna; and those nobles gave the lordship to Aedh Ruadh, the son of Art Mael; and the Justiciary sent six companies with Aedh Ruadh, and proclaimed him lord. The son of Aedh Og went discontented to his own country, to Dartrai; and he left the district, and carried off his creaghts towards the fastnesses; and he left his brother Rudhraighe in the wardship of Dartrai. And Captain Plunket proceeded to his country, thinking that it was unoccupied, and Rudhraighe rose against them; and he attacked them, and routed them; and the greater number of Captain Plunket's band were slain. The country was ruined between them, i.e., between the son of Aedh Og and the son of Art Mael.

     LC1589.27

    The son of O'Neill, i.e., Conn, son of John, was released from confinement by O'Neill this year; and great depredations were committed upon the Earl of Ulster by himself and his brothers.

     LC1589.28

    Great injuries were committed in Ulster and Connacht this year.

     LC1589.29

    Don Antonio, the king of Portugal's brother, was in exile, residing with the queen of the Saxons, i.e., Elizabeth, since the king of Portugal was slain in battle by the Turk, (when the king of Spain banished Don Antonio, and took from him the sovereignty, and the city of Lisbon, p.501 and killed all his people; and he has been with the queen ever since). And she sent an armament with him to his country, viz., fifteen thousand, and fifteen thousand more—which is equal to thirty thousand. And they went to Lisbon; and they killed many men, and burned all that was outside the capital on each side. The Spaniards came up with them, and some thousands fell between them; and eighteen thousand Saxons fell there. (And these are the names of the commanders the queen sent with Don Antonio, viz., Sir John Norreys, and the Earl of Essex, and Sir Francis Drake; and thirty thousand were along with them; and eighteen thousand of these were slain at Lisbon. We know not the loss of the Spaniards.)

     LC1589.30

    The king of France was killed by a friar, per dolum; but this was just of God, because he himself had committed treachery, for he killed the Duke of Guise.

     LC1589.31

    The Justiciary, i.e., William FitzWilliam, came to Gaillimh; and Mac William, and Murchadh-na-tuadh came to meet him, and they made peace with him. And the Justiciary went from thence to Sligech; and he came from thence to Ros-Comain, and concluded peace with all Connacht. And he went from thence to Ulster; and a great many of the chieftains of Erinn went with him; and he concluded peace between the Clanna-Neill.

     LC1589.32

    A day attack was made by Aedh Ruadh, son of Art Mael Mac Mathghamhna, on Brian, the son of Aedh Og Mac Mathghamhna; and sixteen men of his people were slain on that field.

     LC1589.33

    Ruaidhri Caech, the son of Tadhg, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Maelruanaidh son of Tomaltach, and the sons of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, encountered each other at Ard-mic-nEoghain in the night; and O'Flannagain's son, i.e., Edmond, son of Brian, was killed there; and the son of Mac Diarmada Ruadh, i.e.,  p.503 John, son of Tadhg, son of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach, was slain on this side.

     LC1589.34

    The Bishop Mac Conghaile, i.e., the Gilla-glas, died in the Cella-bega; and that was a woeful event in respect of bounty and humanity.

     LC1589.35

    Toirdhelbhach O'Briain, i.e., the son of Tadhg, son of Conchobhar O'Briain, died.

     LC1589.36

    The countess of Tuadh-Mumha, i.e., the daughter of Mac-I-Briain-Aradh, (and her name was Una), died.

     LC1589.37

    Brian, son of Maelruanaidh, son of Ferghal, i.e., the best cleric that was in Erinn, died a week before Allhallowtide, in the Grainsech-mór; and that was a prodigious calamity in respect of humanity and learning.

     LC1589.38

    Great depredations were committed by the Earl of Ulster upon O'Cathain; and similar preys, in which were 1,200 cows, were taken by the sons of John O'Neill, and by the son of Toirdhelbhach Luinech, i.e., the son of O'Neill, from Cormac, the Baron's son. A great portion of O'Neill's creaghts went into Feara-Manach, to escape; and when the Earl heard that his brother had been plundered, he followed O'Neill's creaghts to Feara-Manach, and carried off two thousand cows. The Earl divided the preys, and six hundred cows fell to his own share. And a party of O'Neill's cavalry followed after the Earl, and they carried off those six hundred cows from him.

     LC1589.39

    The son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, i.e., Tomaltach Og, was liberated by Brian Mac Diarmada, and by Mac David, from the queen's prison.

     LC1589.40

    The son of Ferghal Og O'Raighilligh, i.e., Brian, was killed in treachery by the sheriff of the Breifne, i.e., Edward Herbert; and in Magh-Brecraighe that homicide was committed; and that was a prodigious calamity in respect of bounty and nobility.

     LC1589.41

    Fiachra, son of David Dubh O'Dubhda, died.

     LC1589.42

    Donnchadh Grana, son of William Og, son of William, son of Conchobhar, i.e., the lord of Coill-in-bogaidh, died.

     LC1589.43

    Mac Diarmada Ruadh, i.e., Maurice, son p.505 of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach, died in the beginning of the winter.

     LC1589.44

    Maghnus, son of Conn, son of the Calbhach O'Domhnaill, was killed by the posterity of Cormac Buidhe O'Gallchubhair.

     LC1589.45

    O'Fallon's daughter, i.e., Celia, daughter of Cobhthach, the wife of Cedach, son of Domhnall O'Cellaigh, died.

     LC1589.46

    A breach of conference was committed upon Tomaltach Og, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, by the sons of O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and by O'Flannagain (i.e., Brian, son of Edmond), at Ard-in-chomla; and Brian, son of Eoghan Grana, and Donnchadh Dubh, son of Donnchadh Grana, and Dubhgall, son of Gillasamhais, were slain there, three weeks before Christmas.

     LC1589.47

    After the murder of the king of France by the friar whose name was James, the king of Navarre said that he himself should have the kingdom of France; and the prince of Piedmont, who was called Duke of Savoy, said that he should have the kingdom of France himself. The queen of the Saxons sent ten thousand men to assist the king of Navarre. King Philip sent many men to assist the prince of Piedmont; and a battle was fought between these kings, and twenty-seven thousand fell between them.

     LC1589.48

    Eoghan, son of Brian, son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, the best man of his years that had come of the race of Aedh Finn for a long time, died the third day of Christmas.

     LC1589.49

    The son of Mac Goisdelbh, i.e., William Caech, son of Jordan, son of John Dubh, and William, son of John, son of Meiler Ruadh, were slain on Sliabh-Muire by Donnchadh, son of Edmond Bodhar O'Cellaigh, a week before Christmas.

     LC1589.50

    The Justiciary came to Gaillimh, with a numerous army, a fortnight before Christmas, to make peace with the Clann-William and Clann-Domhnaill.

     LC1589.51

    O'Neill's son, i.e. Aedh Geimhlech, son of John, was taken prisoner by John, the son of Mag Uidhir, in treachery, in the house p.507 of a horseman of Mag Uidhir's people. The Earl of Tir-Eoghain came to Feara-Manach, and apprehended Mag Uidhir; and eight of his people were slain; and the Earl took Aedh O'Neill with him; and he gave twenty horses to John Mag Uidhir, in reward for his evil service. And it was with a view to his destruction he took Aedh O'Neill with him.

     LC1589.52

    Maelsechlainn Og, the son of Cormac Mac Donnchadha, intended king of Ui-nOilella, died in the spring of this year; and this son of Mac Diarmada's daughter was very much lamented in respect of nobility and bounty.

LC1590
     LC1590.0

    The kalends of January on Thursday; and the age of the Lord is one thousand, five hundred, and ninety years.

     LC1590.1

    O'Cellaigh, i.e., Aedh, son of Donnchadh, son of Edmond O'Cellaigh, died; and he was a noble, brave man; and the first day of the year he died, i.e., Little Christmas day; and he was buried in Cill-Finnbhuidhe, and that was a prodigious calamity.

     LC1590.2

    The Justiciary left Gaillimh three weeks after Christmas; and he left neither peace nor quietness in Connacht on that occasion. And the governor remained in Gaillimh, to make war on the Clann-William. Mac William's sons went to Airtech; and when they were turning back, they made an attack upon the Benn-fada, and Anthony, son of Walter Caech, son of Thomas Dubh, son of Jordan, was killed there, and another soldier; and the town was burned from the castle out.

     LC1590.3

    O'Neill's son, i.e., Aedh Geimhlech, son of John, son of Conn, after having been treacherously apprehended by John, the son of Mag Uidhir, was surrendered to Aedh O'Neill, i.e., the Earl of Tir-Eoghain; and the Earl hanged this son of O'Neill in despite of all who were in Tir-Eoghain; and that was a p.509 terrible calamity.

     LC1590.4

    Conn, the son of Niall Og, lord of Clann-Aedha-Buidhe, died.

     LC1590.5

    The son of Mac Domhnaill of Alba, Somhairle Buidhe, died.

     LC1590.6

    Brian Carragh, son of Cormac, died.

     LC1590.7

    John, son of Brian, son of Felim Bacagh O'Neill, was killed by the son of Somhairle Buidhe; and those were great calamities.

     LC1590.8

    Mac Diarmada's son, i.e., Maelruanaidh, son of Aedh Mac Diarmada, was killed by Tomaltach, son of Tadhg, son of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, and by Ruaidhri Caech, son of Eoghan, son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, in the Caladh, in treachery; and that was a pitiful deed.

     LC1590.9

    Sir Richard went with an immense army against the Clann-William, until he arrived at Sliabh-bo-Aedha. Some of the Clann-William and Clann-Domhnaill opposed them; and they gave battle to each other, and a few persons were slain between them on both sides. The governor went to Baile-assa-caerach, and established a camp there; and he went from thence to the Lagan. Mac William and his kindred, and the Clann-Domhnaill, were encamped by the side of this army of Foreigners. Some of the kerne of the army went to burn Walter Burk's corn; and Mac William and Walter Cittach came up with them, and two of the kerne were slain; and some one of them struck Mac William a blow on the foot, and cut off his foot; and this Mac William was William Caech, son of David, son of Edmond. The governor went up again until he reached Conmaicne-Cuile; and the Clann-William and Clann-Domhnaill p.511 came to meet him, and delivered hostages to the governor, who came back to Ath-Luain.

     LC1590.10

    O'Conchobhair Donn was liberated from his imprisonment. This O'Conchobair, and John Bingham, went to Magh-Luirg, and treacherously apprehended Brian Mac Diarmada. Sir Thomas Strange died in Gaillimh; and that was a great calamity; for there was not in Connacht a Foreigner more to be deplored by Connacht than he. This army, the worst as to honour and troth that was in all Erinn, by whom Brian Mac Diarmada was apprehended on Shrove-Tuesday, carried him off that night to the town of Tomaltach Og, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada; and they destroyed much in that town, the name of which was Baile-in-coillin. And they carried Brian away with them, on the morrow, and sent a cavalry escort with him to Ros-Comain. And that was Ash-Wednesday particularly. And they went that night to Airtech; and they plundered the descendants of the Parson MacMuirghesa, and the son of Ruaidhri O'hUiginn. And O'Conchobhair Donn killed Cathal, son of Eoghan Mac-in-fhiledh, with his own hand, without any cause whatever; and there was not slain for a long time one like himself who was more to be lamented than Cathal Mac-in-fhiledh. That is enough; but a blessing upon his soul.

     LC1590.11

    Diarmaid Dall, son of Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, died; and he was a noble, honourable, humane man: and the first Thursday of Lent Diarmaid died, and Master Strange died, and Cathal Mac-in-fhiledh was killed. (In Lis-an-coirce, in Tech-Baithin, that murder was committed, the fifth day of March.)

     LC1590.12

    Diarmaid, son of Cathal, son of Cathal Ruadh O'Conchobhair, i.e., vicar of Tempul-an-aidhnein, and who had been for a long time before that prior over the Friars of Ros-Comain, died in Ros-Comain: and a good man was that Diarmaid, son of Cathal Ruadh Beg, son of another Cathal Ruadh.

     LC1590.13

    The son of O'Ruairc went on an expedition into Corann, and took a prey. George Bingham and p.513 Hugh Mus overtook them in pursuit. They turned upon the pursuers, and killed thirty of them; and Hugh Mus was wounded.

     LC1590.14

    Saxon warders were left in Dun-gar the day that Cathal Mac-in-fhiledh was killed.

     LC1590.15

    An immense army was sent by the governor against O'Ruairc, to Muinter-Eolais, in the beginning of March; and they captured ten hundred cows. And they were that night in Maethail; and they went to Liatruim on the morrow, and were two nights there. From thence they went to Fidhnacha, and they were three nights there; from thence to Druim-Oiriallaigh, and they were four nights there. And they brought with them the pledges of Cenel-Luachain and Tellach-Choncho, and burned the greater part of the country. Captain Grain was wounded, and two or three of his people were killed; and four of O'Ruairc's people fell by him in that conflict. Pledges from the comarb of Fidhnacha, and pledges from the comarb of Druim-Oiriallaigh, and nine pledges from Muinter-Eolais, both church and territory, came with the Saxons on that occasion. The Breifne was burned on that hosting.

     LC1590.16

    John, son of Eoghan O'Craidhen, the least wicked merchant that was in Erinn, died in Sligech; and that was a great cause of lamentation.

     LC1590.17

    Saxon warders were placed in O'Birn's town; and he himself was plundered. All Magh-Luirg, and Airtech, were injured by those armies. And they turned back; and two or three hundred of them remained to take part in the war against O'Ruairc; and the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, and the son of Aedh Galldha O'Ruairc, were assisting them against O'Ruairc. O'Ruairc's encampment was in Dartraighe; and this O'Ruairc was Brian, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc.

     LC1590.18

    The son of Tomaltach, son of Maurice, son of p.515 Tomaltach Mac Diarmada Ruadh, i.e., Edmond, and Cathal Og, son of Cathal, son of Maghnus Mac Diarmada Ruadh, were killed by Domhnall na-capall Mac Domhnaill.

     LC1590.19

    Hostages who were imprisoned in Baile-in-mhuta attempted to take the place, viz., Fedhlim Og, son of Maghnus, son of Rughraidhe, and Fedhlim Dartighach, son of Aedh, son of Conchobhar Og O'hAirt; and they were slain there, and did not take the place.

     LC1590.20

    A Saxon army went to Dartraighe. O'Ruairc and Mac Flannchaidh were in a fortified camp in the district before them. And when Mag Flannchaidh was leaving O'Ruairc's camp, his enemies encountered him, viz., Maelsechlainn Mag Flannchaidh, and another part of the army under Mag Flannchaidh. And they killed him, and eight persons along with him; and his head was sent to Ath-Luain. 11

 p.517
LC1595
     LC1595.0

    Anno Domini 1595.

     LC1595.1

    George Og Bingham was killed in Sligech, by Ulick Burk, son of Redmond na-scúab, and the town was given to O'Domhnaill, i.e., to Aedh Ruadh, son of Aedh, son of Maghnus. And that killing was of great service to the men of Connacht, such of them as were in exile.

LC1599
     LC1599.0

    The kalends of January, 1599.

     LC1599.1

    Benmumhan Og Ni Duibhgennain, daughter of Maelechlainn, son of Dubhthach Og, son of Dubhthach Mór, erected the tomb of hewn stones which is over the edge of the great well of the Scrin, for the soul of her husband, i.e., the Vicar MacDomhnaill; and Eoghan MacDomhnaill was that same vicar's name.

     LC1599.2

    And Mary, daughter of Tadhg Dall O'h Uiginn, was born the aforesaid year. And God's blessing on those souls.

LC1612
     LC1612.0

    The kalends of January, this year of the age of the Lord, one thousand, six hundred, and twelve years.

     LC1612.1

    Maeleoin O'Dalaigh died on the festival day of the dead, and was interred in Inis-Muiredhaigh, after bearing triumph from the world and the devil; and let every one who reads this give a blessing on his soul.

LC1636
     LC1636.0

    The kalends of January on Sunday; anno Domini 1636.

     LC1636.1

    Brian Og, son of Brian, son of Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Og, i.e., lord of Magh-Luirg, and Airtech, and Tir-Tuathail, the best man of his age, and estate, and high lordship, that came of the Gaeidhel of the West of Europe in his own time; for it was he that presented and dispensed most to ollaves and poets, and to men of science; to visitors, companies, and strangers; to innocent, devout persons, and to pure orders; to paupers, to widows, and people of little property; to the deaf and blind, and the poor of God; to chiefs, princes, and great champions; to nobles, minstrels, and to great seniors; the maintainer of every sort of right, justice, and good custom; the expeller of every evil, wrong, and injury; the subduer of the sinful and iniquitous; the augmenter of every good, and of every great property; possessed of a great deal of knowledge, wisdom, and learning, of p.519 acuteness, bravery, and valour; of energy, vigour, and constant bounty; the man who purchased the most of odes, and poems, and good eulogies, in his own time; the supporter of the maidens, innocents, and orphans; a man who kept a general guest-house for all who frequented it in the time of their want and great destitution. And it is likely that he obtained the reward of his humanity, and of his good heart, from the Tripersonal Trinity; for every doctor and divine says that when the life is pure, so is the death; and if the death is good and pure, that one will obtain the suitable reward beyond. After going to Ath-Luain, where the chieftains of Connacht were before him, holding council in expectation of a plantation, his mortal illness, dysentery, seized him, and he died the 28th day of January, that is to say, Saturday, after the triumph of unction and penitence, and after obtaining victory over the world and the devil, and from the hands of very many orders and ecclesiastics; and after assuming the habit of St. Dominic; and after having been thirty-three years and a quarter in the sovereignty of his own country and land, by their own will and consent; having been fifty-three years of age when he died. And he was interred nobly, honourably, in Cluain-mic-Nois, under the protection of God and Ciaran, on the festival day of Brigid. (And twenty lords of his kindred were interred, moreover, in that cemetery before him.)

     LC1636.2

    The Earl of Antrim, i.e., Raghnall Arannach, head of the honour and valour of his own country, and land, died the same year.

     LC1636.3

    Sir John King, i.e., an old knight of the Council of Erinn, mortuus.

     LC1636.4

    Maelechlainn O'Cellaigh, i.e., the son of O'Cellaigh, the elect of his country, died in hoc anno.

     LC1636.5

    Great mortality amongst people this year, from the small-pox.

LC1648
     LC1648.0

    Aedh, son of Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, died in Grainsech-na-manach, the fourth day of the month of March, 1648.

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Title (uniform): Annals of Loch Cé

Title (extended): [A.D. 1014–1590]

Title (supplementary): Volume 2

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  1. (i) Dublin, Trinity College Library, 1293 olim H. 1. 19; vellum and some paper; s. xvi 2 (AD 1588); scribe Philip Badley [Ó Duibhgeannáin?], Dubthach [Ó Duibhgeannáin], Conaire (son of Maurice) [Ó Duibhgeannáin] and others; patron Brian Mac Diarmata (died 1592) of Carraig Meic Diarmata on Loch Cé, near Boyle, lord of Mag Luirg, whose hand appears in some entries. Annals from 1014 to 1571 (ends imperfect) with lacunae from 1138 to 1170, and from 1316 to 1384.
  2. (ii) London, British Library, Additional 4792; vellum and paper; xvi 2; scribes Brian Mac Diarmata and others. Annals from 1568 to 1590.

Editions

  1. W. M. Hennessy (ed. & trans.) The Annals of Loch Cé, RS 54, 2 vols. (London, 1871; rep. Dublin, 1939). In Hennessy's printed text the lacuna from 1316 to 1413 is supplied from the Annals of Connacht (which see).
  2. Gearóid Mac Niocaill, Annála Uladh agus Annála Locha Cé, 1014–1220, Galvia 6 (1959) 337–340 [Parallel text of the prima manu entries from MSS TCD H 1 8 and TCL 1293].

Literature

  1. Trinity College Library Ir Cat 84.
  2. British Library Cat i 21.
  3. James Henthorn Todd, 'On the Annals of Kilronan or Book of the O'Duigenans', Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 1 (1836) 22–27.
  4. Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history (Dublin, 1861; repr. Dublin, 1878 & 1995) 93–107.
  5. Paul Walsh (review of Hennessy, Annals of Loch Cé) J Galway Archaeol Hist Soc 19 (1940) 102–104.
  6. Paul Walsh, 'The Annals of Loch Cé', Ir Ecclesiast Rec 5th ser., 56 (1940) 113–22, repr. (in part) in Paul Walsh, Irish men of learning (Dublin, 1947) 15–24.
  7. Séamus Ó Ceallaigh (review of Hennessy, Annals of Loch Cé) Studies (Dublin) 29 (1940) 474–75.
  8. S. Pender (review of Hennessy, Annals of Loch Cé) J Cork Hist Archaeol Soc 45 (1940) 144–45.
  9. Paul Walsh (review of Hennessy, Annals of Loch Cé) J Galway Archaeol Hist Soc 19 (1940/41) 102–104.
  10. R. Dudley Edwards (review of Hennessy, Annals of Loch Cé) Ir Hist Stud 2 (1940/41) 334–35; .
  11. Michael Duignan (review of Hennessy, Annals of Loch Cé) Éigse 3 (1941/42) 227–28.
  12. Gearóid Mac Niocaill, 'Annála Uladh agus Annála Locha Cé, 1014–1220' Galvia 6 (1959) 18–25.
  13. Gearóid Mac Niocaill, The medieval Irish annals (Dublin, 1975) esp. 29–30.
  14. B. W. O'Dwyer, 'The Annals of Connacht and Loch Cé, and the monasteries of Boyle and Holy Trinity', Proc Roy Ir Acad (C) 72 (1972) 83–102.
  15. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, on his website at http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Dan.McCarthy/chronology/synchronisms/annals-chron.htm offers comprehensive information on two traditions of dating used in the Irish Annals, together with two ancillary articles, 'Chronological synchronisation of the Irish annals', and 'Collation of the Irish regnal canon'.
  16. Daniel P. Mc Carthy, The Irish Annals: their genesis, evolution and history (Dublin 2008).

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Hennessy, William M., ed. (1871). The Annals of Loch Cé. A Chronicle of Irish Affairs from A.D. 1014 to A.D. 1590. Edited, with a translation, by William M. Hennessy, M.R.I.A. Published by the Authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s treasury under the Direction of the Master of the Rolls. Vol.2‍. 1st ed. 689 pages. Oxford/Cambridge/Edinburgh/Dublin: Longman & Co., Trübner & Co., Paternoster Row; Parker & Co, Oxford; Macmillan & Co., Cambridge; A. & C. Black, Edinburgh; A. Thom, Dublin.

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