Sil Anmchadha of the Uí Maine (East Connacht)



Located in east Galway and south Roscommon. Keating in his history of Ireland states that Uí Maine comprised the baronies of Ballymoe, Ballintober, South Athlone, and Moycarn in co. Roscommon, and also Ballymoe, Traquin, Killian, Kilconnell, Cluainmacnowen, Longford, Leitrim, Loughrea in Co. Galway and portions of Upper Tulla in co. Clare.


About the 5th century (357 AD), a northern tribe moved into East Galway; they are said to be descended from Colla dá Críoch (one of the Three Collas), as stated in O Kelly genealogy. They occupied an area around Ballinasloe and Creagh takes its name from them. One of their chieftains was called Máine Mór and, from then on, they became known as Uí Maine, or HY-Many. A different "Úa Maine" genealogy is descended from Conn of the Hundred Battles, e.g. Maine, a quo Uí Maine, m Echdach m. Domnaill m. Fiachach Sraiptine m. Carpri Lifechair. Another separate Uí Maine genealogy descends from Óengus Dub, grandson of Cathaír Mór, of the Ua Failge sept of Leighin (leinster). Still another genealogy is cited as Maine, son of Niall [of the Nine Hostages], a quo Ui Maine & Fir Thethba.


The O Kellys, O Donnellans and O Maddens were prominent septs of the Uí Máine. The O Maddens (Ó Madadháin) sept of Sil Anmchadha (Silanchia, Siol Anmachadha) held territory in co. Galway next to the Shannon and extending over the river in Offaly. Ó Treasaigh (O Tracy) are kin to the O Maddens.


In 1585, a proclamation of Parliament was issued to the men of Ireland, commanding their chiefs to assemble in Dublin precisely on May-day. Teige, the son of William, son of Teige Duv O'Kelly; and O'Madden (Donnell, the son of John, son of Breasal), were among those who attended. A Fiant of Elizabeth I, lists the treaty with Donell O Madden:


Fiants of Elizabeth I

1585...4718 (3891) Grant to Donell O Madden, of Longforde, chief of his nation; of all the manors, castles and lands surrendered by him by his deed of 3 June, viz:- Longeforde, Tireihane, Clownefegan, Lisballimore, Kilmarouseke, Clare, Skewgh Coore, Ballyneren, Townesallah, Lismyfadda, Lispeg, Annohherbye, co. Galway, and all services and customs of Slough Cahell Leye, Sloughe Cahell, Sloughe Molaghin, Sloughe Callow O Madden, Sloughe M’e Care, Sloughe M’e Kewghe, Sloughe Mollrone, Sloughe M’e Cowlye, Sloughe Donogh O Madden, Slough M’Shane, Slough M’Coghie, Sloughe Donogh Oge, Capullevane, Corclough, Fedane, Sloughe M’e Colaghan, Monter Oran, Monter Trassey, Slough Donell I Madden, Sloughe Moroghe I Madden, Sloughe Shane I Madden, Slough Owen I Madden, Slough Cahell I Madden, Slough Morough duff I Madden, Monter Lorkan, Slough Dermode Kewgh, and all lands services and hereditaments in Shillanghye, in said co...

[Sloughe = Síl? = seed/family, Monter = Muinter? = family]

1883 [C.3676] The fifteenth report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records in Ireland. [7th March, 1883.]


The Traceys of the Cenél Eóghain of West Ulster, were also known Muinter Tressach [Tracey Family].


A document listed in the Genealogy Office Dublin, gives a genealogy of the O’Tracy who were probable located in the west of Ireland.


1000 to 1625 AD O'Tracy Genealogy (Irish Genealogy Office Ms 159)


There is a reference to a Gortrassy and Sessueman Castle, Co. Sligo, which in the 16th century was occupied by the French family. This is the only actual reference found to a Tracey castle in Ireland.


In the 8th January 1867 edition of the Limerick Reporter, there is an article entitled "Singular mode of burial of the Traceys of Wexford. - The English and Irish Traceys" which may have been written by Thomas Stanley Tracey, there is a reference that the Traceys had a castle at Kiltormer Galway.


Laffan in an article (23 December 1871 The Pilot, Boston & New York, USA) has the following:


“The Tressaghs, anglicized Treacys...A chief of this ancient family held the castle and lands of Imokilly [east Cork] under Gerald Earl of Desmond, and on the confiscation of that Earl’s vast estates in the reign of ‘ her maiden Majesty’ Queen Elizabeth, the the aforesaid castle and lands, comprising 2,460 acres, were granted to Arthur Robins, an English undertaker. Art Buidhe O’Treacy, son to the ejected chief, settled in Kiltormer, county Galway, in the reign of James 1., where he obtained lands from O’Madden Dynast, of that county. There his descendants are numerous at this day.”


Ancient Genealogy of Muintir Treasaigh of Sil Anmchadha


36. Milesius of Spain.

37. Heremon

38. Irial "Faidh" (prophet), the 10th Monarch of Ireland d. B.C. 1670.

39. Eithrial the 11th Monarch d. B.C. 1650.

40. Foll-Aich

41. Tigernmas the 13th Monarch d. B.C. 1543.

42. Enboath

43. Smiomghall

44. Fiacha Labhrainn the 18th Monarch d. B.C. 1448.

45. Aongus Olmucach the 20th Monarch d. B.C. 1409.

46. Main

47. Rotheachtach the 22nd Monarch slain B.C. 1357

48. Dein

49. Siorna "Saoghalach" (long-oevus) the 34th Monarch slain B.C 1030.

50. Olioll Aolcheoin

51. Gialchadh the 37th Monarch slain B.C. 1013.

52. Nuadhas Fionnfail the 39th Monarch slain B.C. 961.

53. Aedan Glas

54. Simeon Breac the 44th Monarch slain B.C. 903.

55. Muredach Bolgach the 46th Monarch slain B.C. 892

56. Fiacha Tolgrach the 55th Monarch. d. B.C. 795.

57. Duach Ladhrach the 59th Monarch slain B.C. 737.

58. Eochaidh Buadhach

59. Ugaine Mór the 66th Monarch of Ireland d. B.C. 593.

60. Colethach Caol-bhreagh the 69th Monarch slain B.C. 541.

61. Melg Molbhthach the 71st Monarch slain B.C. 541.

62. Iaran Gleofathach the 74th Monarch slain B.C. 473.

63. Conla Caomh the 74th Monarch of Ireland died B.C. 442.

64. Olioll Cas-fiachlach the 77th Monarch slain B.C. 417.

65. Eochaidh Alt-Leathan the 79th Monarch slain B.C. 395.

66. Aongus (or Æneas) Tuirmeach-Teamrach the 81st Monarch slain B.C. 324.

67. Enna Aigneach the 84th Monarch slain B.C. 292.

68. Assaman Eamhna

69. Roighen Ruadh

70. Fionnlogh: his son.

71. Fionn m. Benia

72. Eochaidh Feidlioch the 93rd Monarch d. B.C. 130.

73. Bress-Nar-Lothar

74. Lughaidh Sriabh-n Dearg the 98th Monarch

75. Crimthann-Niadh-Nar the 100th Monarch

76. Feredach Fionn-Feachtnach the 102nd Monarch d. A.D. 36.

77. Fiacha Fionn Ola the 104th Monarch d. A.D. 56

78. Tuathal Teachtmar the 106th Monarch

79. Fedhlimidh (Felim) Rachtmar the 108th Monarch; d. A.D. 119.

80. Conn Ceadcathach (or Conn of the Hundred Battles)

81. Art Eanfhear the 112th Monarch d. AD 250

82. Cormac mac Art the 115th Monarch d. AD 277

83. Cairbre Liffeachair the 117th Monarch d. AD 297

84. Eochaidh Doimhlen

85. Colla Da Chrioch

86. Iomchadh

87. Domhnall

88. Eochaidh Fear da Ghiall

Genealogy of Ui Maine

89. Maine Mor

90. Breasal

91. Dallan

92. Lughaidh

93. Fearadhach

Genealogy of Treasach of the Sil Anmchadha

94. Cairpri Crom

95. Cormac his son

96. Eoghan Buacc his son

97. Anmchadh his son

98. Donngalach his son

99. Maelduin his son

100. Cobhthach his son

101. Dunadhach his son

102. Draighnen his son. Had a brother Loingsech from whom the O’Maddens are decended.

103. Treasach his son. (It can be estimated that Treasach lived around 950 AD.)

104. Finn his son
105. Ceannfaeladh his son




 1587 Connacia.jpg

The map of Hiberniae Britannicae Insulae Nova Descriptio by Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp 1587, is very interesting in that it shows Ireland before the flight of the Gaelic nobility. It shows 'Norman' and Gaelic nobility living side-by-side. In Connacht, there are “The Erle of O Maddyn” [east Galway] and “O Madame” [Sligo]. Of interest, there are also two references to “Clan Ricard”.



In the 1599/1609 map ‘Irlandiae Accurata Descriptio’, there is a lot more detail but what appear to be atypical errors. The name O’Madden appears to be spelt “O McDian” and beside the river Suck, there appears to be the family of ‘Fease’, which may be a corruption of Treasy.











O’Tracey of Galway


The following is the location of the clann based on the map ‘Topographical and Historical Map of Ancient Ireland’ by Philip Mac Derrmott in 1846.





Ancient References


Fir Bolg (Septs and lands of the Aitheach-Thuatha)


Tuath Treasaighi upon Conmhaicne from Ath Mogha to the sea. (Mac Firbhisigh)

Tuath Resen for Conmhaicnib from Ath Moga to the sea. (Book of Glendalough)

Tuath Rusen for Conmhaicnib from Ath Mogha to the sea. (Book of Lecan)

Tuath Trefni for Conmaicnib from Ath Moga to the sea. (MS. H. 3. 17. TCD)


Conmhaicne was in the territory of Breffni (Leitrim) and Ath moga is the present Ballymoe, on the river Suck, about ten miles to the southwest of Cruachan, County Galway.


In the genealogy of the Uí Bairrche (Traceys of the Laigin), there is the following:


93. Cairpe Filed [the poet] from whom are Clainn Cairpe in Conmaicne Réin or Sliab Cairpe. Who had to leave their original territory owing to the slaying of the son of Ennae, the King of Laigin by Echach Guinig of the Ulaid. Keating states he was king of Leinster. 94. Fechín 95. Nóe 96. Dímmae 97. Óengusa 98. Eithne his daughter was the mother of Colum Cille. Eithne ic Ros Tiprat [is commemorated at Ros Tibraid]. Derbfhind Belfhota was another name for her.


The Tribes and Customs of Hy-Many, commonly called O'Kelly's Country (Author: [unknown]):


Genealach Sil n-Anmchada


Anmchad, mac Eogain Buacc, mic Cormaic, mic Cairpri Chruim, tri meic lais, .i. Dondgalach, ocus Fiangalach, ocus Forbasach. Maelduin, mac Donngalaig, da mac lais, .i. Cobthach, ocus Indrachtach. Gadra, mac Dunagaig, mic Loingsig, mic Dunagaid, mic Cobthaig, mic Mailiduin, mic Donngalaig, mic Anmchada.


Maelcothaig, mac Donngaili, mic Anmchada. Da mac Dunagaig, mic Cobthaig, .i. Loingsech, ocus Draignen, a quo h-Ua Draignen, .i. Ceandfaelad, mac Find, mic Tresaig, mic Draignen, mic Dunadaig. Coig meic Loingsig, .i. Gadra, ocus Gledra, ocus Cinaeth, ocus Currain, a quo h-Ua Churrain, ocus Flandchad, a quo h-Ua Flandchada. Echtigern, mac Gadra, mic Loingsig. h-Ua Chinaeith, o Chinaeth, mac Loingsig. h-Ua Gledra, o Gledra, mac Loingsich. Dongalach, mac Anmchaid, a quo Muinnter Chobthaig, ocus h-Ui Donngalaig. Fiangalach, mac Anmchaid, a quo Muinnter Chonnagain, ocus meic Cadhusaig, ocus h-Ui Ainchine, mic Ceallaig, ocus h-Ua Bimnein mic Muireadaig, ocus h-Ua Tholairg mic Neill, ocus h-Ua Aithusa mic Neill, ocus h-Ua Braenain, ocus Muinnter Chicharan, ocus Muinntir Rodaigi, ocus Muinnter Congalaig, ocus h-Ua Daigin.


Uallachan, mac Flaind, mic Flandchada, mic Innrachtaig, mic Mailiduin, mic Donngaili, mic Anmchaid, mic Eogain Buac. Is o'n Uallachan sin Meg Uallachain, .i. sein-riga na n-Anmchadach.


Lorcan, mac Muroin, mic Floind, mic Indrachtaig, a quo h-Ua Dublaich. Forbusach, mac Anmchada, a quo Muinnter Lorcain, ocus Mic Ceillaig, ocus h-Ua Findachtaig, ocus h-Ua Coscraid, ocus h-Ua Maenaig, ocus h-Ua Connachtain, ocus h-Ua Chanain, ocus h-Ua Maelduib.

Pedigree of the Sil Anmchadha


Anmchadh, son of Eoghan Buacc, son of Cormac, son of Cairpri Crom, had three sons, viz., Donngalach, Fiangalach, and Forbasach. Maelduin, son of Donngalach, had two sons, viz., Cobhthach and Innrachtach. Gadhra, son of Dunadhach, son of Loingsech, son of Dunadhach, son of Cobhthach, son of Maelduin, son of Donngalach, son of Amnchadha.


Maelcothaigh, son of Donngalach, son of Anmchadh. Dunadhach, the son of Cobhthach, had two sons, viz., Loingsech and Draighnen, a quo h-Ua Draighnen, viz., Ceannfaeladh, son of Finn, son of Tresach, son of Draighnen, son of Dunadhach. Loingsech had five sons, viz., Gadhra, Gledra, Cinaeth, Curran, a quo h-Ua Churrain, and Flannchadh, a quo h-Ua Flannchadha. Echtighern was son of Gadhra, son of Loingsech. Ua Cinaeith descends from Cinaeth, son of Loingsech; O'Gledra from Gledra, son of Loingsech. From Donngalach, son of Anmchadh are descended Muintir Chobhthaigh and the h-Ui Donngalaigh. From Fiangalach, son of Anmchadh, are sprung Muinter Chonnagain, the Mac Cadhusaighs, the h-Ui Ainchine Mic Ceallaigh, h-Ua Bimnein Mic Muireadhaigh, h-Ua Tolairg Mic Neill, h-Ua Aithusa Mic Neill, h-Ua Brenainn, Muinter Chicharain, Muinter Rodaighi, Muinter Conghalaigh, and h-Ua Daigin.


Uallachan, son of Flann, son of Flannchadh, son of Innrachtach, son of Maelduin, son of Donngal, son of Anmchadh, son of Eoghan Buac. From this Uallachan are sprung the Mac Uallachans, i. e. the old chieftains of Sil Anmchadha.


From Lorcan, son of Muron, son of Flann, son of Innrachtach, is descended Ua Dubhlaich. From Forbasach, son of Anmchadha, are descended Muinter Lorcain, the Mac Cellaighs, Ua Finnachtaigh, Ua Coscraidh, Ua Maenaigh, Ua Connachtain, Ua Canain, and Ua Maelduibh.

Muindter Chobthaig and so, a quo h-Ua Gadra, .i. Muinnter Madadain,


Ocus Muinnter Chinaith, ocus Muinnter Tresaig, ocus Muinnter Laegairi mhic Dunadaig, ocus h-Ua Flannchada, ocus h-Ua Gledraig, ocus h-Ua Currain, ocus h-Ua Aedha, ocus h-Ua Cairten, ocus h-Ua Chuagain.

Cland Indrachtaig, mic Mailiduin, .i. Muinnter Ruairc, ocus Mic Brain, ocus Mic Muroin, &ca. ocus Muinnter Mailchada, a quo Muinnter Dublaind, ocus h-Ua Flannchada, &ca. ocus Muinnter Mailcroin, Mic Dungail, ocus Muinnter Arrachtan, ocus Muinnter Duibgilla, ocus Muinnter Conrai.

The Muinnter Chobhthaigh here, from whom are Ua Gadhra, i.e. Muinter Madadhain (O’Madden)


And Muinter Chinaith (Kenny), and Muinter Treasaigh (Tracy), and Muinter Laeghaire Mic Dunadhaigh, Ua Flannchadha, Ua Gledraigh, Ua Currain (Curran), Ua Aedha (Hughes), Ua Cairten and Ua Cuagain (Cogan).

Of the race of Innrachtach, son of Maelduin, are Muinter Ruairc (O’Ruairc), the MacBrains, the MacMurions, &c. Muinter Mailchada, of whom are Muinter Dubhlainn (Dowling), Ua Flannchada &c., also Muinter Mailcroin, Mic Dungail, Muinter Arrachtain (O’h-Arrachtain), Muinter Duibhgilla, and Muinter Conrui (Conroy).



Poem addressed to Eoghan O’Madden:


Son to him was Dunadhach of Sadinn,

Who had three [younger] sons, as I reckon,

Three intelligent sons, over whom no king triumphed,

Treasach, and Ruarg, and Ruaidhri.

The race of Treasach, decendant of the fair Anmchadh,

Are the Muinter-Treasaigh, as I reckon,

The O’Treasys are therefore by us mentioned,

We have cultivated their history.


The Registry of Clonmacnoise (circa 1320 AD)

O'Cobthy12 O'Floinn13 O'Hidersgoil,14 being not of the Sonns of Milesius, togither with O Tressey15 O Cynnydhe16 and O'Cuaghan,17 haue giuen these almes to the Church of Cluain, viz., threescore masscoates called Cochalls, three score surplices, and three score girdles, wth three score chalices. Be it knowen to all men that those liuings were comeing to Cluain in the tyme of the bushop Muir chertagh O'Murridhe, and euery of ye successors of Kyran were to keep in record this life; and these are the bookes where this life is to be found, viz., the auncient life of St Kyran, and the Red booke, and it was the Bushop Muirchertagh O'Muridhe that caused this to be written, and drawen out of the auncient life of Kyran in this easie language, fearing least it should be obscured or lost, togither wth what other things yt were bestowed uppon Cluain during his life when the yeare of the Lord was 20, three hundred and a thousand yeares, uppon the stone of whose tomb was engraven in Irish Muriertach O Murride Bp of Clone, Head of all Meth. Slanan his Foster Brother erected this stone monument for him.

12 O’Cobhthy. Now O'Cowhig or Coffey. This family was seated in the barony of Barry roe, in the county of Cork. See Smith's "History of the county of Cork," Book n., c.iii., and "Miscellany of the Celtic Society," p. 59.

13 OFloinn. i.e. O'Flyn of the race of Corea Laighe, in the south of the county of Cork. See "Miscellany of the Celtic Society," pp. 9, 10.

14 O’Hidersgoil. Now O'Driscoll. These families are referred to by Irish genealogists as not descended of the race of Milesius of Spain. But they descend from Lughaidh, son of Ith, the uncle of Milesius, which makes them to be at least of the same race as the Milesians.

15 O’Tressey. This is made O'Trevor by Keating and others.

16 O’Cynnydhe. Written O'Cendedigh by Duald Mac Firbis, now O'Kennedy. See " Miscellany of the Celtic Society," p. 51, note o.

17 O’Cuaghan. Made O'Cuirnin by Keating and others.

John O'Donovan. The Registry of Clonmacnoise; With Notes and Introductory Remarks. The Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society, NewSeries, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1857), pp. 444-460


It is presumed that this is a reference to Munster families, but it seems more like to refer to families near Clonmacnoise, which in earlier times was close to the territory of the Sil Anmchadha. The names listed are similar to those in ‘The Tribes and Customs of Hy-Many’. The dating of the manuscript has also been disputed as there was no bishop Muriertach O Murride in 1320 or later. The closest match is Muirchertach Ua Máeluidir, bishop of Clonfert and Clonmacnois, who died in the year 1187. Annette Kehnel thinks that this list of families is a seventeen century addition to the manuscript and that the familes lived locally.

Ref: Kehnel, Annette (1997) Clonmacnois - the church and lands of St. Ciaran.



Topograpghical Poems

Seaán Mór Ó Dubhagáin (†1372AD)




Oirrí buainteastach bladhach

ós orlár na nAnmchadhach,

Triath maidhmneimhneach na mochlár,

Ó hairmneimhneach Uallachán.


Appendix A: … Ó Madadháin ar Síol nAnmchadha ך Ó hUallacháin bhéus,  ך  Mac Éideadháin ar Cloind Diarmata tuaidh et teas,…



Men by whom was taken into their possession,

The Caladh of the bright-waved Sionainn,

Chieftans of ever-during good fame,

Are over the plain of Ui-Anmchadha.


Lord of rough fetter of good success,

O’h-Uallachain of envenomed arms,


…O’Madadhain over Siol-Anmchadha, and O hUallachain also; and MacEidedhain over Clann-Diarmada north and south;…


John O’Donovan translation

Carney 1943


Irish Ms. at Rennes...(circa 1475AD). Irish manuscript series. Royal Irish Academy.

Is iatt so na tigernada do bi os cinn Gaoidel in uair do  cuir Fingin so a ngaoidhilge...


... ך Tadhgc caoch mac UilliamiCellaigh ma.h.Cellaigh; ך Uilliam mac Aedha mic brain mac agaid don taob tain do shuctha; ך Eoghan mac Murchada hi Madughain ar tsil nAnmchada...


These are the Lords who were over the Gaeidhel when Finghin put this into Irish...


...and Tadgh Caoch, son of William O'Cellaigh, was the O'Cellaigh; and William, son of Aedh, son of Brian, was opposed to him on the eastern side of the Succ; and Eoghan son of Murchadh O'Madughain [O'Madden] was over Sil-Anmchada...(see Genealogy Table No.32 and No.31 in O'Donovans "Hy Many" p.96)



Genealogy of the Sil Anmchadha (Book of Leinster, Book of Uí Maine and the Annals)


94. Cairpri Crom 95. Cormac had two sons


96. Eogan Find

96. Eoghan Buacc 97. Anmchadh from whom are Sil Anmchadha had three sons

(98. Aedh Finn of Formail)

98. Forbasach from whom are Muinter Lorcain, Mac Cellaighs, Ua Finnachtaigh, Ua Coscraidh, Ua Maenaigh, Ua Connachtain, Ua Canain, and Ua Maelduibh.

98. Fiangalach from whom are Muinter Chonnagain, the Mac Cadhusaighs, Ui Ainchine Mic Ceallaigh, Ua Bimnein Mic Muireadhaigh, Ua Tolairg Mic Neill, Ua Aithusa Mic Neill, Ua Brenainn, Muinter Chicharain, Muinter Rodaighi, Muinter Conghalaigh, and Ua Daigin.


98. Donngalach from whom are Muintir Chobhthaigh and the Ui Donngalaigh, had two sons

99. Maelcothaig


99. Maelduin had two sons

100. Innrachtach from whom are Muinter Ruairc (O’Ruairc), the MacBrains, the MacMurions, &c. Muinter Mailchada, of whom are Muinter Dubhlainn (Dowling), Ua Flannchada &c., also Muinter Mailcroin, Mic Dungail, Muinter Arrachtain (O’h-Arrachtain), Muinter Duibhgilla, and Muinter Conrui (Conroy), had two sons

101. Flann 102. Muron 103. Lorcan from whom are Ua Dubhlaich.

101. Flannchadh 102. Flann 103. Uallachan from whom are Mac Uallachans i.e. the old chieftains of Sil Anmchadha.


100. Cobhthach of bright Grian from whom are Muinnter Chobhthaigh here, from whom are Ua Gadhra, i.e. Muinter Madadhain (O’Madden), Muinter Chinaith (Kenny), Muinter Treasaigh (Tracy), Muinter Laeghaire Mic Dunadhaigh, Ua Flannchadha, Ua Gledraigh, Ua Currain (Curran), Ua Aedha (Hughes), Ua Cairten and Ua Cuagain (Cogan) had two sons

101. Aedh Finn had two sons 102. Diarmaid and Aeirill or Ailell

101. Dunadhach of Sadinn had two sons (or three 102. Treasach, Ruarg & Ruaidhri)

102. Draighnen from whom are Ua Draighnen 103. Treasach from whom are Muinter Treasaigh 104. Finn 105. Ceannfaeladh


102. Loingsech from whom the O’Maddens are decended had five sons

103. Cinaedh from whom are Ua Cinaeith

103. Gledra from whom are Ua Gledra

103. Curran from whom are Ua Churrain

103. Flannchadh from whom are Ua Flannchadha.

103. Gadra (Godrai) had two sons

104. Echttigern

104. Dúnadaig had three sons?

105. Diarmait (Lord/king of Síl Anmchada +999AD)

105. Cú Connacht (chief of Sil-Anmchadha +1007AD) 106. Mac-Connacht (Lord of Síl Anmchada +1032AD)

105. Gadhra (Godra) Mor (Lord of Síl Anmchada +1027AD) 106. Maduadan from whom are O’Maddens (Lord/king of Síl Anmchada +1009AD)


GO Ms 146 p.206 (or also numbered pages 161)


93. Lughach son of Dallan “this part is ??? in original”

94. Fearach son of Lughaoh Dallan

95. Carby Crom, his son

96. Cormac his son

97. Owen Fionn his son had a brother Owen Buah ancestor to OMaddin, Clancy, Tracy, OHannin, Kenny, Huollachan


GO Ms 146 p.271 (or also numbered page 170)


97. Owen Buac second son of Cormac and second brother of Owen Fionn as before page 161 had two sons

98. Maroch and Anmcha aqo Siol Anmcha

99. Dungalach son of Morach

100. Muldoun his son

101. Cobthach his son had two brothers Hancha ancestor to OHualachan

101. Dunadhach his son

102. Loinseach son of Cobthach had a brother Droynane father of Treassa aqo O’Tracy



The Annals cite:


M949.10 Indredh Shíll n-Anmcadha, & orgain Cluana Ferta Brénainn lá Ceallachán & lá Fiora Mumhan. Indreadh Dealbhna Bethra don lucht chédna, & daimh liag Gailinde do lósgadh leo.

M949.10 The spoiling of Sil-Anmchadha, and the plundering of Cluain-fearta-Brenainn, by Ceallachan and the men of Munster. The plundering of Dealbhna-Beathra by the same party; and the Daimh-liag of Gailine was burned by them.

M998.6 Diarmait, mac Dúnadhaigh, tigherna Sil n-Anmchadha, do mharbhadh lá mac Comhaltáin Uí Chléiricch, tigherna Aidhne.

M998.6 Diarmaid, son of Dunadhach, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, was slain by the son of Comhaltan Ua Clei-righ, lord of Aidhne.

T999.4 Díarmuit mac Dúnadhaigh rí Sil n-Anmchadha do marbad la Comaltan rig Aidhne.

CS999 Diarmarid {uel Diarmaid} mac Dunadhaigh rí Sil nAnmchadha do marbadh do mac Comaltáin .i. rí Aidhne.

CS999 Diarmait son of Dúnadach, king of Síl Anmchada, was killed by the son of Comaltán i.e. king of Aidne.

M1006.9 Cú Connacht, mac Dunadhaigh, taoisech Síl n-Anmchadha, do marbhadh la Murchadh mac Briain. Ua Dúnghalaigh imorro tigherna Musccraighe Thíre ros-marbh h-i f-farradh Lothra.

M1006.9 Cuconnacht, son of Dunadhaigh, chief of Sil-Anmchadha, was slain by Murchadh, son of Brian Borumha. Ua Dunghalaigh, lord of Muscraighe-thire, slew him in the vicinity of Lothra.

CS1007 Cu Connacht mac Dunadaigh taoisech Sil Anmcadha {MS folio 205ra(311a)} do marbad tre célg la Murchad mac Briain.

CS1007 Cú Chonnacht son of Dúnadach, chief of Síl Anmchada, was killed in treachery by Murchad son of Brian.

M1008.8 Madúdhan, tigherna Sil n-Anmchadha, do mharbhadh lá a bhráthair.

M1008.8 Madudhan, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, was slain by his brother.

CS1009 Madudan ri Síl Anmchadha occisus est a fratre suo.

CS1009 Matudán, king of Síl Anmchada, was killed by his own brother.

M1021.8 Cú Caille, mac Marcáin, do mharbhadh lá Síol n-Anmchadha.

M1021.8 Cucaille, son of Marcan, was slain by the Sil-Anmchadha.

M1027.5 Slóighedh lá Donnchadh, mac Briain i n-Osraighibh, go raoimhidh for a mhuintir, & ro marbhadh an tan-sin Gadhra mac Dúnadhaigh, tigherna Síl n-Anmchadha, & Domhnall, mac Sencháin, mic Flaithbertaigh, rioghdhamhna Mumhan, Maol Sechloinn, mac Concobhair, tigherna Corco Mo Dhruadh, & dá mhac Cuilén, mic Conchobhair, tigherna & tanaisi O Conaill, dá mhac Ecceartaigh, tigherna & tanaisi Eocchanachta, & Occán ua Cuirc, mac Anluain, mic Ceindeittigh, & sochaidhe oile nach airemhther.

M1027.5 An army was led by Donnchadh, son of Brian, into Osraighe, where his people were defeated; and there were slain on that occasion Gadhra, son of Dunadhach, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, and Domhnall, son of Seanchan, son of Flaithbheartach, royal heir of Munster; Maelseachlainn, son of Conchobhar, lord of Corca-Modhruadh; and the two sons of Cuilen, son of Conchobhar, lord and Tanist of Ui-Conaill Gabhra; the two sons of Eigceartach, lord and Tanist of Eoghanacht Chaisil; and Ogan Ua Cuirc, son of Anluan, son of Ceinneidigh; and many others not enumerated.

T1027.3 Sluaiged la Donnchad mac m-Briain a n-Osraige cor' muidh for dreim dia muindtir, cor' marbadh ann Gadhra mac Dunadhaigh, ri Sil n-Anmchadha, ocus Domnall mac Senchain maic Flaithbertaig, rígdomna Muman & Mael Sechlainn mac righ Corco Mruadh & da mac Cuilén maic Concobair & rigdamna h-Úa Conaill Gabra & da mac Ecertaigh & righdamna Eoganachta & Ocan h-úa Cuircc maic Anluain, et alíí muilti qui non numirati sunt.

M1032.19 Mac Con Connacht .i. Ua Dunadhaigh, tigherna Sil n-Anmchadha, do mharbhadh.

M1032.19 Mac-Connacht, i.e. Ua Dunadhaigh, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, was slain.

CS1050 Cluain {M Nois} d'argain fa tri a n-aon raithe .i. fecht o Shíol Anmchadha & fa dhó o Calraighibh gus na Sinnchaibh.

CS1049 Cluain moccu Nóis was plundered thrice within a single quarter i.e. once by Síl Anmchada and twice by the Calraige with the Sinnaigh.

T1069.1 Diarmait mac Matadain maic Gadhra h-úi Dunadhaigh, rí Síl n-Anmchadha, do marbadh d' ua Matadhan.

CS1069 Mac Gadra meic Dunadaigh ri Sil Anmchadha.

CS1069 The son of Gadra son of Dúnadach, king of Síl Anmchada, died.

M1069.6 Mac mic Gadhra Ui Dunadhaigh, .i. tigherna Shíl n-Anmchadha, do mharbhadh d'Ua Madudháin.

M1069.6 The grandson of Gadhra Ua Dunadhaigh, i.e. lord of Sil-Anmchadha, was slain by Ua Madadhain.

M1085.16 Creach-ghabháil la Conmhaicnibh dar Shiol n-Anmchadha, co ro mharbsat an Coningin Find Mac Ualachtáin, & co t-tuccsat tola bó.

M1085.16 A plundering excursion was made by the Conmhaicni over Sil-Anmchadha, and they killed Coningin Finn Mac Uallachtain, and carried off many cows.

AI1095.13 A great mortality of the men of Ireland, so that it is impossible to enumerate all the people that died. From that pestilence died: Domnall son of Matudán, king of Uí Echach; Domnall son of Beollán, prince of Dún na Sciath; Finn Ua Dúngalaig, royal heir of Múscraige Tíre; Mac Iairn Ua Coinnéin, steward of Urmumu; Ua Matudain, king of Síl Anmchada; Dubshlatach Ua Muiredaig and Raen Ua Follomain, two chiefs of Clann Uatach; Gofraid, king of Áth Cliath and Insi Gall; Muirchertach Ua Cairre, chief of Cenél Eógain Tulcha Óc; Muirchertach son of Domnall son of Gilla Pátraic, royal heir of Osraige; Mael Pátraic, bishop of Ard Macha; Dubthach Ua Sochainn, learned priest of In Fherta in Ard Macha; Mael Brigte Ua Brolcháin, i.e. the son of Mael Ísu; Donngus Ua hAingliu, bishop of Áth Cliath; the bishop Ua Ceithernaig, abbot of Ferna Mór; the bishop [Ua] Maíl Chuaráin; Ua Mancháin of the community of Glenn dá Locha; Ua Rinnánaig, lector of Leithglenn; Scandlán Ua Cnámsige, the anchorite; Donnchadh Ua Ferchair, vice-abbot of Les Mór; Mael Muad, grandson of Clothna, abbot of Cluain Uama; Ua Maíl Muine, abbot of Inis Cathaig; the priest Ua Gerruidir and Gilla na Naem Ua hÉnna of the community of Cell Dá Lua; Ua hÁbartaig, abbot of Mag Eó; Eógan, head of the monks of the Gaedil in Rome; Dub Choblaig, daughter of Gilla Pátraic; Dub Choblaig, daughter of Domnall Ruad Ua Briain; the daughter of Ua Lugda, mother of Ua Flaithbertaig [and] the wife of Donnchadh Ua hAichir.

LC1096.6 Madadhan O'Madadhain, king of Síl-Anmchadha, mortuus est.

T1101.4 Comrac da ceithernn a Cluain Maic Nois .i. Munter Tadhgan & Mundter Cinaetha, cor' marbad in Gilla Find mac Maic Uallachan and, .i. rí Sil n-Anmchadha, cum aliis.

CS1101 Comrac da ceitem i c-Cluain M Nois .i. Muinter Tadgáin & Muinter Cinaoith & maoidhis ar Muintir Cinaoith & ra marbadh ann an Gilla Finn mac meic Uallacháin rí Síl Anmchadha.

Cathal h. Muirigen rí Teabtha do marbadh ó airter Teabtha.

Donnchadh mac Airt h. Ruairc rí Conmaicne occisus est a suis.

CS1101, A skirmish of two bands of soldiers in Cluain moccu Nóis, i.e. Muinter Tadgáin and Muinter Cinaeith, and Muintir Cinaeith were defeated and the Gilla Finn grandson of Uallacháin, king of Síl Anmchada, was killed there.

M1131.10 Domhnall Ua Fuircc, tigherna Ua Forcco, do thuitim la Síol n-Anmchadha h-i c-cliathadh.

M1131.10 Domhnall Ua Fuirg, lord of Ui-Furgo, fell by the Sil-Anmchadha in a conflict.

CS1135 Ua Madudain rí Sil Anmchadha et H. Maine do marbadh a ffill do mac Gille Caoimgin h. Cinnedigh.

CS1135 Ua Madadáin, king of Síl Anmchadha and Uí Maine, was treacherously killed by the son of Gilla Coeimgein ua Cendétigh.

M1135.19 Ua Madadháin, tigherna Sil n-Anmchadha & Ua Maine frí ré, do mharbhadh i f-fioll lá mac Giolla Caoimhghin I Cenneittigh, & ogh a mhuinntire amaille fris.

M1135.19 Ua Madadhain, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, and of Ui-Maine for a time, was treacherously killed by Gillacaeimhghin Ua Ceinneidigh, and the choice part of his people along with him.

M1141.3 Comharba Ciará/in do orgain lá Síol n-Anmchadha, & la Conchabhar mac Mic Cochláin i c-Cluain Fionnlocha. An creach-sin do aisecc fo chédóir lá Conchobhar mac Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Conchobhair.

M1141.3 The successor of Ciaran was robbed by the Sil-Anmchadha and Conchobhar, the son of Mac Cochlain, at Cluain-finnlocha. The booty was immediately restored by Conchobhar, son of Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair.

CS1141 Comarba Ciaran .i. Mael Mochta do argain do Síl nAnmchadha ocus do Concobhur mac Mic Cochlain.

CS1141 The successor of Ciarán, i.e. Mael Mochta, was plundered by the Síl Anmchadha and by Conchobor son of Mac Cochláin.

T1050.2 Cluain Maic Nóis do argain fo thri issin aen-raithe, fecht o Sil n-Anmcadha & fo dó h-ó Callraidhi cusna Sinnchuib.

T1069.1 Diarmait mac Matadain maic Gadhra h-úi Dunadhaigh, rí Síl n-Anmchadha, do marbadh d' ua Matadhan.

T1135.10 Hua Madadhan, rí Sil n-Anmchadha & h-Úa Maine, do marbad a fill do mac Gilla Caemgen h-Úi Cendédigh.

M1157.10 Slóighedh lá Muirchertach, mac Néill Uí Lochlainn co t-Tuaisceart Ereann imme h-i Laighnibh go t-tart rí Laighen, Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, géill dó. Do-lóttar dna, Laighis, & Ui bh-Failghe, & leth Osraighe h-i c-Connachtaibh for teicheadh. Do-chóidh tra iarsin go Laighnibh lais i n-Desmumhain, & do-rad braighde Deasmhumhan lais. Luidh as-sidhe go Dál c-Cais, & ro ionnarb a Tuadhmumhain iatt, & oircter sochaidhe díobh lais h-i t-Tuadhmhumhain. Tucc iarsin forbhais for Luimneach, co t-tardsat Goill a ríghe dhó, & go ro dhiochuirset Toirrdhealbhach Ua Briain uaidhibh.

Ro rand Mumhain ar dhó iar tain eitir mac Mec Carthaigh .i. Diarmaid mac Corbmaic, & Conchobhar mac Domhnaill Uí Briain. Táinic iaramh co Magh Ua Farca, & ro la creich dar Adhairceach uadh h-í Síol n-Anmchadha. Ro briseadh dna, maidhm foran sluagh h-i sin, & ro marbhadh sochaidhe dhíbh im Ua c-Catháin na Craoibhe. Ro mhillset dna, na h-Eoghanaigh Ros Cré don chur-sin. Ro soí ais-sidhe dia thigh iar cosgar.

M1157.10 An army was led by Muircheartach, son of Niall Ua Lochlainn, accompanied by the people of the north of Ireland, into Leinster; and the King of Leinster, Mac Murchadha, gave him hostages. The people of Laeighis, Ui-Failghe, and of the half of Osraighe, then fled into Connaught. After this he Muircheartach proceeded, accompanied by the Leinstermen, into Desmond, and carried off the hostages of Desmond. He went from thence to the Dal-gCais, and expelled them from Thomond, and plundered some of them in Thomond. He afterwards laid siege to Luimneach, until the foreigners submitted to him as their king, and banished Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain from among them. He afterwards divided Munster between the son of Mac Carthaigh, i.e. Diarmaid, son of Cormac, and Conchobhar, son of Domhnall Ua Briain. He afterwards came to Magh-Ua-Farca, and sent forth a marauding host over Adhairceach, into Sil-Anmchadha. This host was defeated, and many of them were slain, together with Ua Cathain of Craeibh. On this occasion the Cinel-Eoghain destroyed Ros-Cre. He Muircheartach returned from thence to his house in triumph.

M1158.16 Creach lá Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair lá righ Connacht i t-Tethbha, & ro oircc dream do Mhuintir Cérin, & rug bú iomdha. Tugsat din Fir Teathbha maidhm for druing dia mhuintir-siomh airm i t-torchair Tomaltach Ua Maoil Bhrénainn, & Donnchadh mac mic Aodha mic Ruaidhri, & mac Giolla Dé Uí Treasaigh, & Ua Mac Liacc, & mac Aedha na n-Amhus & Ferchair Ua Follamhain, & ro gabhadh mac Uí Flaithbhertaigh, co n-druing oile do mharbhadh cenmothát.

M1158.16 A predatory incursion was made by Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair, King of Connaught, into Teathbha; and he plundered some of the Muintir-Ceirin, and carried off many cows. The men of Teathbha routed a party of his people, and slew Tomaltach Ua Maelbhrenainn; and Donnchadh, grandson of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri; and the son of Gillade Ua Treasaigh; and Ua Macliag; and Mac Aedha na n-amhas; and Fearchair Ua Follamhain; and the son of Ua Flaithbheartaigh was taken prisoner; and many others were killed besides those above mentioned.

T1158.7 Crech la Ruaidhri h-Ua Conchobair a Teftha, cor' airg Mael Cíaran mac In Abadh & drem do Muntir Cheirín, co ruc ba imda leis, & tucsat Fir Teftha maidm for drem dia muntir. Muilti ceciderunt im Tomaltach h-Úa MaelBrenainn, & am Gilla n-Dé h-Úa Thresaigh, im mac mec Aedha maic Ruaidhri, & im h-Úa Maic Liág, & im mac Aedha na n-Amus, & im Ferchar h-Úa Fallomain; & im mac h-Úi Flaithbertaigh do gabail.

A raid by Ruaidri Hua Conchobair into Teffa, and he plundered Mael-Ciarain, the abbot's son, and some of the

Munter Ceirin, and he carried off many cows. And the men of Teffa defeated a party of his people. Many fell, including Tomaltach Hua MaelBrenainn and Gilla De Hua Tresaig, and the grandson of Aed mac Ruaidri, and the grandson of Mac liac, and the son of Aed of the Soldiers, and Ferchar Hua Fallomain. And the son of Hua Flaithbertaig was taken prisoner

M1158.20 Cú Cóirne Ua Madadhain, tigherna Síl n-Anmchadha, d'écc.

M1158.20 Cucoirne Ua Madadhain, lord of Sil-Anmchadha, died.

T1158.5 Cu Choírne h-Ua Madadaín, rí Sil n-Anmchada mortuus est.

M1160.11 Aedh Ua h-Anmchadha, tigherna Ua Mac Caille, do mharbhadh la macaibh An Giolla Chaoich Uí Anmchadha.

M1160.11 Aedh Ua hAnmchadha, lord of Ui-Maccaille, was slain by the sons of Gillacaech Ua hAnmchadha.

M1161.18 Maidhm ria t-Tuadhmhumhain for Dheasmhumhain, i t-torchair Maol Sechlainn, mac Ceallachain, mac mec Carthaigh, & Amhlaoibh Ua Donnchadha co sochaidhibh oile.

M1161.19 Maidhm oile dna, las an lucht cédna for Deasmhumhain i t-torchair Aodh Ua Caoimh, tigherna Fer Muighe, & dá Ua Anmchadha.

M1161.18 A battle was gained by the people of Thomond over those of Desmond, wherein were slain Maelseachlainn, son of Ceallachan, grandson of Carthach, and Amhlaeibh Ua Donnchadha, and many others.

M1161.19 Another battle was gained by the same party over the people of Desmond, wherein were slain Aedh Ua Caeimh, lord of Feara-Muighe, and two of the Ui-Anmchadha.

M1166.1 Giolla Mac Aiblén Ua h-Anmchadha, comharba Brénainn Cluana Ferta, do écc.

M1166.1 Gillamacaiblen Ua hAnmchadha, successor of Brenainn of Cluain-fearta, died.

M1171.22 Creach lá Síol n-Anmchadha & lá Muintir Chionaetha i n-Ele, & do-bhertsat bú iomdha.

M1171.22 A predatory incursion was made by the Sil-Anmchadha and Muintir-Chinaetha into Ele, and they carried off many cows.

AC 1235.3 Madadan h. Madadan ri Sil nAnmchada mortuus est.

AC 1235.3 Matadan O Matadain, king of Sil nAnmchada, died.

M1264.4 Creach mór di dénamh do Dealbhnaibh ar Shiol n-Anmchadha, & cuic meic Uí Madadhain do marbhadh don toisc-sin.

M1264.4 A great depredation was committed by the inhabitants of Delvin Eathra on the Sil-Anmchadha; and the five sons of O'Madden were slain on the occasion.

AC 1264.6 Crech mor do denam do Delbnaib ar Sil nAnmchada & 16] coicc meic h. Madadan do marbad and beuss.

AC 1264.6 The Delbna made a great raid on the Sil nAnmchada, killing five sons of O Matadain.

AC 1268.5 Ragnailt ingen h.Conchobair ben Cathail h. Madadan quieuit.

AC 1268.5 Ragnailt, daughter of O Conchobair and wife of Cathal O Matadain, rested.

AC 1316.4 Ro airc Feidlimid iar sin aes grada Ruaidri h. Conchobair
13] & do gabustar fein rigi Connacht o Es Ruaid co hEchtgi, {folio 30b}& do gabusdar braigdi h. mBriuin Brefne & do rigustur
14] forro Ualgarg h. Ruairc, & do gab braigdi Clainni Cellaig & h.
15] Madadain & h. nDiarmata & h. Egra & h. Dubdai. Et dochuaid
16] iar sin do dichur Gall Iathair Connacht, & do loisced leis Baili
17] Atha Lethain & do marbad Stiamna d'Exetra and & Milid Gocan
18] & Uilliam Prindergas & Ioan Stontun, riterida iat-sein, & Uilliam
19] Laigles maille re har ndiarmide

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ina fochair, & do arced & do
20] losced in tir uilei lais o Chaislen in Corran co Rodba etir cill &
21] thuaith & tanicc da tig iar sin co n-aithius & co n-etalaib mora
22] leis. Et dochodur a cedoir a comdail Lethe Moda co Milic na
23] Sinda & do loisc & do bris caislen Milicc, & tanicc Murcertach
24] h. Briain ri Tuadmuman ina tech and sin & sil mBriain Ruaid
25] ind aigid aroili, & ro impo co Ros Coman da lecad.

AC 1316.4 After this Feidlim plundered the officers of Ruaidri O Conchobair and seized the kingship of Connacht from Assaroe to Slieve Aughty himself, took hostages of the Ui Briuin Brefne and made Ualgarg O Ruairc king over them, and took hostages of the Clann Cellaig, of O Matadain, of the Ui Diarmata, of O hEgra and O Dubda. He then set out to banish the Galls of West Connacht, burning Ballylahan and killing Stephen d'Exeter, Miles Gocan, William Prendergast, John Standon—these were knights—and William Lawless, slaughtering unnumbered people with them. He plundered and burnt the countryside from the castle of Corran to the Robe, both church and lay property, and returned afterwards to his house with victory and much booty. Immediately afterwards they went to meet [the army of] Leth Moga at Meelick, where he burned and broke down the castle; and afterwards Muirchertach O Briain and the descendants of Brian Ruad made submission to him in opposition to each other. He then turned back to Roscommon, intending to raze it.

AC 1316.5 Et o rochuala Feidlim Uilliam Burcc do toidecht hi Connachtaib
27] a hAlpain do fogair tinol a muintire co heninad da
28] hindarba. Et rob e so tinol tanicc and .i. o Es Ruaid co hEchtgi.
29] Et tanicc Dondchad h. Briain ri Tuadmuman ina toir & ina
30] tinol, & h. Maelechlainn ri Mide & h. Ruairc ri Brefne & h. Fergail
31] ri Conmaicne & Tadc h. Cellaig ri h. Mane & moran aili do macaib
32] rig & taisech hErenn do techt ina tinol; & a ndol diblinaib co

1] hAth na Rig i conni Uilliam Burc & Meic Feorais & Gall Connacht
2] archena, & cath do comorad etarro a ndorus in baili, & brised
3] ar Gaidilaib ann sin & Fedlim h. Conchobair Ri Connacht & adbar
4] Rig Erenn cin fresabra do marbad and, & Tadg h. Cellaig ri h.
5] Maine & ochtar ar xx.it dar dual rigi h. Maine do toitimmb
6] mar oen ris and, & Magnus mac Domnaill h. Conchobair tanisti
7] Connacht, & Art h. hEgra ri Luigne, & Maelechlainn Carrach h.
8] Dubdai & Murcertach mac Conchobair h. Dubda & Conchobar
9] Occ h. Dubda, et Diarmait Mac Diarmata{folio 30c} adbur rig
10] Moigi Luirc, & Murcertach mac Taichlig Meic Diarmata, & Murcertach
11] mac Diarmata meic Fergail, & Mailsechlainn Oc Mac
12] Magnusa, & Seaan mac Murchada h. Madadan, & Domnall mac
13] Aeda h. Con Chenaind ri h. nDiarmata & Murcertach a derbrathair
14] mar oen ris, & Murchad h. Madadain, & Domnall h. Baigill, &
15] Dondchad h. Mailmuaid cona muintir maille ris, & mac Murchada
16] Meg Mathgamna & cet da muintir maille ris, & Niall Sinnach ri
17] Fer Tethba cona muintir, & Fergal mac Seoain Gallda h. Fergail
18] & Uilliam mac Aeda Oicc h. Fergail & Tomas mac Amlaib h.
19] Fergail; & do marbad and beus coicer do Clainn Dondchaid
20] .i. Tomaltach mac Gilla Crist Meic Donncaid & Murchad Mac
21] Dondchaid & Conchobar mac Taidg & Murcertach & Maelsechlainn
22] Mac Dondchaid; & do marbad and beuss Eoin Mac Aedacan
23] brethem h. Conchobair & Gilla na Naem mac Dail re Docair h.
24] Dobailen fer imorchair na honchon & Tomas h. Conallan a
25] timcoll a tigerna; & ni hed amain acht ni hurosa a indisin ar
26] marbad and sin do Mumnechaib & do Midechaib & d'feraib hErend
27] archena, ut dixit an fili :

28] Mor d'feraib hErend uili
29] a timchell in mormuigi;
30] mor mac rig nach abraim ainm,
31] do marbad isin mormaidm
32] do sluag Mide & Muman,
33] truag lem cride an cathugad.

34] La San Labras Martir doronait na gnima-sin. Et fer tri mbliadan
35] xx. Fedlimid aga marbad, & coicc bliadna do i rrigi gur gab
36] Ruaidri macc Cathail Ruaid ina chend i re hed leth-bliadna,
37] & lethbliadain aili dó-samh tar éis Ruaidri isin rigi gur marbad
38] isin chath-sin Athaa na Rig.

AC 1316.5 But on hearing that William Burke had come into Connacht from Scotland, Feidlim called upon his subjects to assemble an army to expel him; and the army was assembled from all the region between Assaroe and Aughty. Moreover Donnchad O Briain, king of Thomond, came with his assembled host, and O Maelsechlainn, king of Meath, O Ruairc, king of Brefne, O Fergail, king of the Conmaicne, Tadc O Cellaig, king of Ui Maine, and many more of the kings' and chieftains' sons of Ireland assembled to him. And they all marched to Athenry to oppose William Burke, Mac Feorais, and the other Connacht Galls, and joined battle with them in front of the town. The Gaels were defeated and Feidlim O Conchobair, who was king of Connacht and entitled to become King of Ireland without opposition, was killed there and Tadc O Cellaig, king of Ui Maine fell with him, together with twenty-eight men who were entitled to succeed to the kingship of Ui Maine. Magnus son of Domnall O Conchobair, tanist of Connacht, was killed, as were Art O hEgra, king of Leyney, Maelsechlainn Carrach O Dubda, Muirchertach son of Conchobar O Dubda, Conchobar Oc O Dubda, Diarmait Mac Diarmata, an eligible prince of Moylurg, Muirchertach son of Taichlech Mac Diarmata, Muirchertach son of Diarmait son of Fergal [Mac Diarmata], Maelsechlainn Oc Mac Magnusa, Sean son of Murchad O Matadain, Domnall son of Aed O Con Chenainn, king of the Ui Diarmata, and Muirchertach his brother, Murchad O Matadain, Domnall O Baigill, Donnchad O Mailmuaid and his followers, the son of Murchad Mag Mathgamna and a hundred of his men, Niall Sinnach, king of Tethba, and his followers, Fergal son of Seoan Gallda O Fergail, Uilliam son of Aed Oc O Fergail, Tomas son of Amlaib O Fergail. Five of the Clann Donnchaid fell there, viz. Tomaltach son of Gilla Crist Mac Donnchaid, Murchad Mac Donnchaid, Conchobar son of Tadc, Muirchertach and Maelsechlainn Mac Donnchaid. Eoin Mac Aedacain, brehon to O Conchobair, Gilla na Naem son of Dail re Docair O Dobailein, the standardbearer, and Tomas O Conallain fell around their lord. Moreover it is hard to say how many of the men of Munster and of Meath and of Ireland generally were killed there; in the words of the poet: ‘Many of the men of all Ireland [lay dead] about that great field; many a king's son, whom I name not, of the Meath and Munster hosts was filled in that great rout; my heart rues the fight.’ These deeds were done on the day of St. Laurence Martyr. Fedlimid was a man of twenty-three when he was killed, and he reigned for five years till Ruaidri son of Cathal usurped the kingship from him for half a year, and he reigned again for half a year after Ruaidri's death till he was slain in this battle of Athenry.

M1347.7 Eoghan Ua Madadhain taoíseach Sil n-Anmchadha d' écc & Murchadh a mhac do ghabhail cennais Sil n-Anmchadha.

M1347.7 Owen O'Madden, Chief of Sil-Anmchadha, died; and Murrough, his son, assumed the chieftainship of Sil-Anmchadha.


Eoghan Ua Madadhan, ri tsil nAnmchadha,
2] mortuus est; acus Murchadh Ua Madadhan, a mhac
3] fein, do rigadh iar sin.

LC1347.7 Eoghan O'Madadhain, king of Síl-Anmchadha, mortuus est, and Murchadh O'Madadhain, his own son, was subsequently made king.

AC 1347.9 Eogan h. Madadan ri tSil nAnmchada mortuus est. Et
19] Murchad h. Madadan a mac fein do rigad iar sin.

AC 1347.9 Eogan O Matadain, king of the Sil nAnmchada, died, and Murchad O Matadain, his own son, was made king in his stead.

LC1355.9 Emann mac Uilliam mic Ricaird do marbhadh le Síl n-Anmchadha.

LC1355.9 Edmond, the son of William, son of Richard Burk, was slain by the Síl-Anmchadha.

M1355.10 Emann mac Uilliam mic Riocaird do mharbhadh la Siol n-Anmchadha.

M1355.10 Edmond, the son of William, son of Richard Burke, was slain by the Sil-Anmchadha.

AC 1355.10 Emann mac Uilliam meic Ricairt do marbad le Sil
33] nAnmchada.

AC 1355.10 Edmund son of William son of Richard [Burke] was killed by the Sil nAnmchada.

LC1355.10 Maidhm mor do thabhairt le Ricard Occ ar lucht tighi mic Uilliam, .i. Emand a Burcc, agus ar t-Sil n-Anmchadha, dar marbhadh Stiamhna Mac Siurtan agus Enri mac Pilbin, agus se meic righ d'éc do t-Síl n-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.

M1355.11 Maidhm mór do thabhairt la Riocard Ócc ar lucht tighe Mheic Uilliam, .i. Emann & ar Shiol n-Anmchadha dar marbhadh Stiamhna Mac Siurtáin Enrí Mac Pilbin & sé fir dhécc d'uaislibh Sil n-Anmchadha.

M1355.11A great defeat was given by Richard Oge Burke, to the household of Mac William (i.e. Edmond), and to the Sil-Anmchadha, in which Stephen Mac Jordan, Henry Mac Philbin, and sixteen of the chiefs of Sil-Anmchadha, were slain.

AC 1355.11 Maidm mor do thabairt le Ricart Occ ar luchd tigi Meic
35] Uilliam .i. Emaind a Burcc & ar tSil nAnmchada, dar marbad
36] Stiamna Mac Siurtan & Enri mac Pilpin & se meic rig x. do tSil
37] nAnmchada.

AC 1355.11 A great defeat was given by Ricart Oc [Burke] to Macwilliam's, that is to Edmund Burke's, household and the Sil nAnmchada, wherein Stephen Mac Jordan [d'Exeter] and Henry son of Pilpin [Burke] and sixteen princes of the Sil nAnmchada were slain.

AC 1371.4 Murchad h. Madadan feichem cotchenn d'feraib hErenn do
5] marbad d'oenorchur tsoigti in hoc anno.

AC 1371.4 Murchad O Matadain, universal protector of the men of Ireland, was killed by an arrow-shot this year.

AC 1398.28 Findguala ingen Cathail h. Madadan mortua est.

AC 1398.28 Findguala daughter of Cathal O Matadain, died.

M1403.5 Sluaigheadh la h-Ua c-Concochair n-Donn, & la Muircertach Bacach mac Domnaill (tighearna Sligigh) i n-Uachtar Connacht dar ghabhsat neart ar Shiol n-Anmchadha. Tiaghaitt i c-Cloinn Riocaird as a h-aithle do chongnamh le h-Uilleac mac Riocaird i n-aghaidh Mhaineach gur chuirsett a t-trén orra dibhlinibh.

M1403.5 An army was led by O'Conor Don and Murtough Bacagh, the son of Donnell (Lord of Sligo), into Upper Connaught, by which they acquired dominion over Sil-Anmchadha. They afterwards proceeded to Clanrickard, to assist Ulick, the son of Richard Burke, against the Hy-Many; so that they obtained sway over both.

AC 1403.7 Sluagad adbalmor la h. Conchobair nDonn & la Murcertach
5] mBacach mac Domnaill tigerna Slicig i nnUachtur Connacht &
6] tigernus Eogain h. Madadan meic Murchada do gabail doib don
7] dulad-sin; & dol doib a Clainn Ricairt iarom do congnam la
8] hUillec mac Ricairt i n-adaig Manech, & do gabadur tren don
9] turus-sin ar Manechaib & tancatur can tobem cen tubaist dia
10] tigib iar sin.

AC 1403.7 An immense hosting by O Conchobair Donn and Muirchertach Baccach (the Lame), lord of Sligo, into South Connacht. They seized the lordship of Eogan O Matadain, son of Murchad, this time and proceeded afterwards into Clanrickard to help Ulick son of Richard against the Ui Maine, whom they subdued on this expedition, and then returned without mishap, without misfortune, to their homes.

AC 1410.15 Eogan mac Murchada h. Madadan ri tSil nAnmchada &
8] Cobthach h. Madadan damna rig & espuic mortui sunt.

AC 1410.15 Eogan son of Murchad O Matadain, king of the Sil nAnmchada, and Cobthach O Matadain, prospective king and bishop, died.

M1411.3 Eoghan mac Murchadha Uí Madadháin tighearna Shíl n-Anmchadha d'écc.

M1411.3 Owen, the son of Murrough O'Madden, Lord of Sil-Anmchadha, died.

M1413.4 Cathal mac Eoghain Uí Madadháin tighearna Sil n-Anmchadha d'ég.

M1413.4 Cathal, the son of Owen O'Madden, Lord of Sil-Anmchadha, died.

AC 1413.7 Cathal mac Eogain h. Matadan ri tSil nAnmchada mortuus
26] est.

AC 1413.7 Cathal son of Eogan O Matadain, king of the Sil nAnmchada, died.

AC 1436.12 Fedlim Mac Cachlan ri Delbna Ethra do marbad i tempall
21] Cilli Rignaigi acin Oifrenn dia Domnaig la clainn h. Madadan.

AC 1436.12 Feidlim Mac Cochlain, king of Delbna Ethra, was killed in the church of Cell Rignaigi, at the Mass on Sunday, by the sons of O Matadain.

AC 1475.5 Murchad h. Madadain ri Sil nAnmchada mortuus est.

AC 1475.5 Murchad O Matadain, king of Sil nAnmchada, died.

M1554.10 Aodh mac Anmchadha Uí Madagain tighearna Shíl n-Anmchadha d'écc, & Sean mac Bresail Uí Madaccáin do gabháil a ionaid.

M1554.9 Hugh, the son of Anmchadh O'Madden, Lord of Sil-Anmchadha, died; and John, the son of Breasal O'Madden, took his place.

M1556.7 O Madagain (.i. Sean mac Bresail) tigherna Sil n-Anmchadha do mharbhadh lá Bresal Dubh Ó Madagáin & dá tighearna do ghairm ar Shíol n-Anmchadha .i. Bresal Dubh, & Maoíleachlainn Modardha.

M1556.7 O'Madden (John, the son of Breasal), Lord of Sil-Anmchadha, was slain by Breasal Duv O'Madden ; and two lords were set up in Sil-Anmchadha, namely, Breasal Duv and Melaghlin Modhardha.

M1557.7 Sluaiccheadh lasan iustis do dhíochur Shíl Conchobhair as Miliucc iarna clostin dó a m-beith ann, & gonnadha móra d'imfhedhain & do tharraing lais go h-Ath Luain, & as-sidhe, i n-arthraighibh go Miliucc, & a sluagh tré Bealach an Fothair & do Lurccain Lusmaighe, & é fein ina f-farradh. Ro gabhadh iaramh Miliucc & Brec Chluain lais, ro marbhadh Donnchadh mac Colla, & drong ele don bharda amaille fris. Ro croithedh & ro h-indradh an tír uile don chur-sin. Do h-ionnarbadh clann Mhaoileachlainn Bailbh as an tír gusna dibearccaibh amaille friú. Fáccbhais an iustis constabla Saxanach h-i Miliucc .i. maighistir Fransis, & rucc braighde on dá Ó Madagáin .i. Maoíleachlainn Modardha, & Bresal, & braighde ele ó Mag Cochláin .i. a mac & araill ele conadh amhlaidh-sin ro gabhadh Síol n-Anmchadha, & ní h-urusa a ríomh nach a airiomh gach ar milleadh don turus-sin. Trí sechtmaine ria Lughnasa do shonnradh innsin.

M1557.7 A hosting was made by the Lord Justice to banish the O'Conors of Offaly from Meelick, after having heard that they were there; and he conveyed and carried great guns to Athlone, and from thence sent them in boats to Meelick, while he himself marched his army through Bealach-an-fhothair, and by Lurgan-Lusmhaighe. He afterwards took Meelick and Breac-chluain, and slew Donough, the son of Colla, together with others of the warders. The entire territory was plundered and ravaged on that occasion. The sons of Melaghlin Balbh were banished from the territory, together with the insurgents. The Lord Justice left an English constable at Meelick, i.e. Master Francis, and took hostages from the two O'Maddens, namely, from Melaghlin Modhardha and Breasal, and other hostages from Mac Coghlan, namely, his son and others: and thus was Siol-Anmchadha taken, and it is not easy to state or enumerate all that was destroyed on that expedition. Three weeks before Lammas that expedition was made.

M1585.8 Foccra Parlimenti do thabhairt d'feraibh Ereann dia fhorcongra for a maithibh a beith i m-Bealtaine do sonnradh i n-Ath Cliath uair battar urmhór fear n-Erenn umhal dia b-prionnsa co t-tangattar uile gnúis do gnuis lasan f-forcongra íshin go h-Ath Cliath...

M1585.13 Do-chóidh ann Tadhcc mac Uilliam mic Taidhcc Duibh Uí Cheallaigh, O Madagain .i. Domhnall mac Seain, mic Bresail...


M1585.8 A proclamation of Parliament was issued to the men of Ireland, commanding their chiefs to assemble in Dublin precisely on May-day, for the greater part of the people of Ireland were at this time obedient to their sovereign; and, accordingly, they all at that summons did meet in Dublin face to face...

M1585.13 Thither went also Teige, the son of William, son of Teige Duv O'Kelly; and O'Madden (Donnell, the son of John, son of Breasal)...




AC = Annála Connacht Author: [unknown]

CS = Chronicon Scotorum (Author: Gearóid Mac Niocaill and William M. Hennessy)

FA= Fragmentary Annals of Ireland (Author: [unknown])

I = Annals of Inisfallen (Author: unknown)

LC = Annals of Loch Cé A.D.1014-1590 (Author: [unknown])

M = Annals of the Four Masters (Author: [unknown])

MCB = Mac Carthaigh’s Book (Author: [unknown])

T = Annals of Tigernach (Author: [unknown])

U = The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])


Onomasticon Goedelicum


ath á. moga; in Connacht, Ll. 55; SW. of Á. Aí, Ll. 103, Lbl. 760; from A. Moga to Sliab Badgnai, Lbl. p. 761; evidently in Ui Maine, cf. mag Moga; al. Á. mór. Sas. 3968; seems in Galw. or Rosc.; dí bhaidbh Atha Mogha; Ballymoe on the r. Suck, c. Galw., PRIA vii. 190; a b. in c. Galw. and c. Rosc., Fm. v. 1398; Tuath Treasaigh in Conmaicne, fr. A. Mogha to the sea, Ha. 742. Fir. 51; Tuath Resen in Conmaicne betw. A. Moga and the sea, Bb. 140 b, Lec. 351; Á. Moga 7 Á. Coltna 7 Á. Slissen 7 A. mBercha, Ll. 103 b 28; at Bél atha Mogha, Ballymoe on the Suck, c. Galw., nr. Castlereagh, Sas. 346, Rc. xvii. 298, Mi., Ci., Im. 6; the following extract places it in Mag Aoi - Gur uo dluim dhiaidh 7 deirg teine idir ceithre hAtha Muigh hAoi, .i. A. Mogha et A. Measp, A. Slision 7 A. Coiltion, Hf. 3 b; Tangador na Goill o Á. Mogha 7 a Fiodh Manach in Connacht, W. of Dún Iomdhain, Hb. 121.

belach tíre ithain; in Síl Anmchadha, where the O'Maddens slew the son of E. of Clanr.icard, Fm. v. 1492; now Tirran in b. Longf., c. Galw., O'D.

clann indrechtaigh; in Hi Maine, Lec. 187, Im. 88; al. C. Innrachtaigh mic Maelduin, branch Sil Anmchadha, including Muinter Ruairc, Mac Brain, Mac Muroin, Muinter Mailchadha (of whom are Muinter Dubhlainn, Ui Flannchadha, &c.), Muinter Mailcroin, Mic Dungail, Muinter Arrachtain, Muinter Dubhgilla, Muinter Conrui, Im. 42.

long ui mhadadháin; in Síl-Anmchadha, Longford Castle in b. Longford, c. Galw., Fm. vi. 1990, Im.

síl n-anmchadha; Tig. an. 1101, Ar. 302; the O Maddens of b. Longford, c. Galw., and of p. Lusmagh, King's Co., Fm. vi. 2276, Rennes MS. 52 a, Ti. 36, Mi., Ci., Cri., Ui., Im., Tp., Ac.

ui ainchine; of Sil Anmchadha, Im.

ui aithusa; of Sil Anmchadha, Im. 41.

ui anmchadha; in or nr b. Barrymore, c. Cork, Tp.; or Ui Liathain, where Castle Lyons is, Ob.

ui brenainn; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui brinnein; of Sil Anmchadha, Im.

ui cairten; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui canain; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui cinaeith; Hym. 39; of Sil Anmchadha, Im.; al. Ui Cinaetha, Ci. ui cinaetha; of Tech Ingene Baith of Clann Mugróin Liphi, I. 58, Fir. 470.

ui connachtain; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui coscraidh; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui cúagain; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui currain; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui dorthaind; Maelán, K. of, was K. of Ui Bresail Macha, Ll. 184. ui draignen; of Árd na Cnó in Ui Maine, a sept of Síl Anmchadha, Im.; .i. Ardnagno tl. in p. Killinny, b. Kiltartan, Galw.(?).

ui dubhlaich; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui finnachtaigh; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui flannchadha; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

úi gledra; of Sil Anmchadha, Im.

ui maelduibh; in Connacht, Fir. 195; of Síl Anmchadha, Im.

ui maenaigh; of Síl Anmchadha, Im. 42.

ui maini brengair; desc. of Maine Mall mic Bresail mic Maini Móir, Im.; v. Mag Brengair; Ui Máine Bréntair fr. Máine Mál, Bb. 117 b.

úi maini mic néill; in Meath, C.; in Westm., Cri.; at an Tuilen, now Dulane, nr Kells, Meath, Tp.

ui maini; F.2; Nepotes Maini, A. 14 a b; v. their genealogy, Ll. 338 d, Sr. 79 a; v. Map of Ui M. in Im.; al. d. of Clonfert, Fep.; al. Trían Uachtarach(?), Im. 62; ancient Úi M. comprised in c. Rosc. bb. Ballymoe, Ballintober S., Athlone and Moycarn; in c. Galw., bb. Ballymoe, Tiaquin, Killian, Kilconnell, Clonmacnowen, Longford, Leitrim, Loughrea, and parts of Dunkellin and Athenry; in c. Clare, part of Tulla Upr.; and in King's Co. the p. of Lusmagh, Im.; v. Lec. 349, Lct., Tp., Tl., Mi., Ci., Cri., F., Md., Mt., Mr., Fia., C., Cs., B. i., Lis. 45 a.

ui tolairg; of Síl Anmchadha, Im. 41.




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