Traceys of the Cenél Eóghain (West Ulster)


Note: The historian Peadar Livingstone, expresses an opinion that the Traceys may not be natives of Ulster. It may be that these Traceys were of the Uí Bairrche, a mainly Leinster tribe, that had their origins in the Ulaid of East Ulster.


Eoghan was the son of Niall of the Nine Hostages. He was King of Ailech (later referred to as Tir Eoghain, later Tyrone) took part with three of his brothers (Conall Gulban, Enda and Cairbre) in the overthrow of Ulidian power and the conquest of north-western Ireland, capturing the great pre-historic dry-stone stronghold at Aileech (whose keep can still be seen surrounded by three remaining rings of ramparts) circa 425; established his own kingdom in the peninsula still called after him Innishowen (Innis Eoghain or Eogan's Isle) between Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle. His descendants, known as the Cenel Eoghain, became the principal branch of the Northern Ui Neill. The Northern Ui Neill were divided into two main branches, Cenel Conaill and Cenel nEoghain. Cenel Conaill were the more powerful from the late sixth to the middle seventh century, with Flaithbertach mac Loingsig abdocating the overkingship of the Ui Neill in 734 A.D. The Cenel nEoghain next dominated and by the late eighth century had expanded southwards and eastwards from Inishowen and Derry across the mid-Ulster plain and slowly brought the minor kingdoms ruled by the Airgialla under their control. The Ulaid in the east and Cenel Conaill in the west remained bitterly hostile to the dominant Cenel nEogain.

Eoghan's sons included Muiredach, Binech, Fergus, Óengus, Dallán, Cormac, Feideilmid, Ailill, Echen, Illann, and Eochaid. Some of the clans of the Cenél Eóghain included those of Clan Neill, Clan Domnaill, Clan Birn, Cenél Fergusa, Cairrge Brachaidhe, Cenél Binnigh, Cenél Moen, Cenél Fearadhaigh, Cenel Tigernaich, Clan Conchobhair, Clan Diarmatta. Ó Treasaigh (O’Treasaig) "Treacy" are cited as being part of the Cenel Eoghain. They are stated to have originated in Fermanagh.


Niell Trassach (or Frassach or Frosach) of the Cenél Eóghain was High King of Ireland 759-765 AD. So-called from certain miraculous showers that fell in his time (a shower of honey, a shower of money, and a shower of blood). After seven years' reign, retired to St. Columb's Monastery at Hye, in Scotland, A.D. 765, where he died in A.D. 773.


In Donegal, there is the townland of Carntressy in Templecarn, named after the Traceys. Carntressy may mean the burial mound of Tracey, a carn is a burial mound of a pile of stones. Or it may indicate an inauguration site for the Traceys of West Ulster.


In the genealogy, it states that the originator of the Traceys of Fermanagh came from Dhruim Mór (Dromore). There are 65 townlands, 2 civil parishes and 2 Roman Catholic parishes named Dromore in Ireland. The parishes are in Tyrone and Down.


The historian Peadar Livingstone, expresses an opinion that the Traceys may not be natives of Ulster. He states “Similarly, is the Uí Neill origin adopted by the Farrys, the Fees, the Treacys and the Corrigans genuine? They could easily have been planted in Fermanagh during the Sileach supremacy, 1000-1200, or they could easily have been attracted  towards giving themselves a Cinéal Eoghain progenitor.” It may be possible that these Traceys with the MacGormans, were part of one the free tribes of the Uí Bairrche that settled in West Ulster from earliest times. The Fir Monach locha Éirne (Mooney of Loch Erne) whose name later became the name of the county of Fermanagh, were an Uí Barriche tribe.


The importance of the Uí Bairrche in the sixth century is indicated by the marriages recorded. Corbach (Corpach) daughter of Maine, a descendant of Muiredach Mo-Snítheach, married (Fergus) Cerrbél of Clann Cholmáin (Southern Uí Néill). She was the mother of Diarmait mac Cerbaill, High King of Ireland (†565AD). Another important marriage was that Eithne (also known as Derbfhind Belfhota) an Uí Bairrche princess to Feidimid, great-grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages and prince of the Uí Néill dynasty of high kings. This is recorded as she was mother to St Colum Cille or Columba (†597AD) considered to be the one of the three great saints of Ireland with St. Patrick and St. Bridget. In the record of her genealogy, there is Cairpe the poet, whom Keating describes as king of Leinster, and his father Ailill the Great, who is described as King of Ireland in the Book of Lecan. She was a descendant of St. Féicc, first Bishop of Leinster appointed by St. Patrick.


In the ancient genealogies, there was an Uí Bairrche settlement at Drumcliff Co. Sligo.


The Traceys of the Sil Anmchadha of East Connaught were also known Muinter Tressach [Tracey Family].


Cenél Eóghain High Kings of Ireland


AD 465 Eoghan, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, ancestor of the Cenél Eóghain.

AD 504 to 527 Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan.

AD 559 to 561 Domhnall Ilchealgach and Fearghus, the two sons of Muircheartach.

AD 562 to 563 Eochaidh, son of Domhnall, son of Muircheartach and Baedan Brighi son of Muircheartach.

AD 595 to 600 Colman Rimidh, son of Baedan Brighi.

AD 601 to 607 Aedh Uairidhnach son of Domhnall.

AD 709 to 718 Fearghal son of Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh son of Aedh Uairidhnach.

AD 730 to 738 Aedh Allan son of Fearghal.

AD 759 to 765 Niall Frosach, son of Fearghal.

AD 793 to 817 Aedh Oirdnidhe, son of Niall Frosach.

AD 832 to 844 Niall Caille son of Aedh Oirdnidhe.

AD 861 to 876 Aedh Finnliath son of Niall Caille.

Ancient Genealogy of Muintir Threasaigh of Cenél Eóghain


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. Fiacha Sraibtine the 120th Monarch d. AD 327

85. Muirdach Tirech the 122th Monarch d. AD 357

86. Eochaid Mugmedon the 124th Monarch d. AD 366

87. Néill naoighiallaidh the 124th Monarch d. AD 406

88. Éoghuin from whom are the Cenél Eóghain

89. Muirgheasa

90. Mongáin

91. Colmáin

92. Maoláin

93. Eadalaigh

94. Fianbhreathaigh

95. Aindilis

96. MaoilÍosa mór of Dhruim Mór, who first came to Fermanagh

97. T[r]easaigh from whom are muinntir Threasaigh. (It can be estimated that Treasach lived around 600 AD.)

98. Maoilbrighde

99. MaolÍosa

100. Conchubhair

101. Dómhnuill

102. Airt

103. Lochluinn

104. Giollachriost

105. Maoltuile

106. Ghiollaphádruig

107. Cairpe

108. Cormuic

109. Séaghain

110. Aongusa aindilis

111. Diarmada

112. Muircheartaigh

113. Seadhain

114. Tadhg

115. Domhnaill

116. Conchubhair

117. Giolla na naomh

118. Aodh

119. Giolla Pádruig

120. Giollamithil

121. Giolla Pádruig had three sons


122. Conchubhair, son of Giolla Pádruig, his family

123. Dómhnall 123. Conchubhar 123. Brian 123. Tomás


122. Philip, son of Giolla Pádruig, his family

123. Aodh 123. Giolla Pádruig


122. Aodh óig, son of Giolla Pádruig, his family

123. Cathal, son of Aodh óig

123. Aodh, son of Aodh óig

124. Conchubhair, son of Aodh, had three sons


125. Dhómhnaill, son of Conchubhair, had three sons

126. Tadhg, son of Dhómhnaill,

127. Clann Thaidhg that is Seaghan agus Giolla Pádruig, Domhnall agus Tag óg.

126. Cormac, son of Dhómhnaill,

127. Clann Chorbmaic that is Giolla Pádruig agus Emonn.

126. Séaghan, son of Dhómhnaill,

127. Cland Séamuis that is Uilliam.


125. Clann Conchubhair óig, son of  Conchubhair, that is Émonn agus Uilliam.

126. Clann Éamuinn, son of Conchubhair óig, that is Pádruic, Conchubhar, Brian, Proinnsias agus Cormac.


125. Clann Thomáis, son of Conchubhair, that is Grióir, Toirdhealbhach Ballach, Conchubhar agus Matha.


128. Giollapáttruig, son of ???

129. Séaghuin had two sons


130. Cathil, son of Séaghuin

131. Séaghuin family that is Micheál, Brian agus Séamus

132. Clann Mhicheal that is Proinnsias & Éoin.

132. Clann Bhriain bhán that is Cathal agus Grióir.


130. Seaghuin ghrána, son of Séaghuin

131.  Séamus


Clann Dhomhnuill mac Giolla Pádruig mc Conchubhair mc Giollamithil.

Séamus mc Dómhnuill mic Cormuic mhic Giolla Pádruig mac Giollamithil.

Clann tSéamuis mhic Dómhnuill .i. Émonn, Cormac, Éoin agus Matha.





GIONEOLACH MHÚINNTIR THREASA. (MacFirbisigh Geinealaighe Fearmanach)

1262 . Dómhnall, Conchubhar, Brian agus Tomás clann Conchubhair mhic Giolla Pádruig mac Giollamithil mic Giolla Pádruig mac Aodh mhic Giolla na naomh mic Conchubhair mc Domhnaill mc Tadhg mc Seadhain mhic Muircheartaigh mc Diarmada mhic Aongusa aindilis mc Séaghain mic Cormuic mc Cairpe mhic Ghiollaphádruig mc Maoltuile mc Giollachriost mhic Lochluinn mhic Airt mc Dómhnuill mhic Conchubhair mc MaolÍosa mc Maoilbrighde mc T[r]easaigh, ó nainmnighthear muinntir Threasaigh, mc MaoilÍosa móir, ó Dhruim Mór, agus as é sin an Maoil Íosa .i. an chéad duine tháinic go Fearmanach air [P. 140] ttús do mhuinntear Threasaigh, mc Aindilis mc Fianbhreathaigh mc Eadalaigh mic Maoláin mc Colmáin mic Mongáin mc Muirgheasa mac Éoghuin mhic Néill naoighiallaidh, etc.

1262. Donal, Conor, Brian and Thomas, the family of Conor son of Gilpatrick, son of Giollamithil, son of Gilatrick, son of Hugh, son of Servant of the Saint[Gilnave?], son of Conor, son of Donal, son of Tadgh, son of John[?], son of Murphy, son of Dermot, son of Angus the Very Loyal, son of John, son of Cormac, son of Carbury, son of Gilpatrick, son of Maoltuile, son of Gilchrist, son of Loughlan, son of Art, son of Donal, son of Conor, son of Myles, son of Maoilbrighde, son of Treacy from whom are named the people called Treacy) son of Big Myles of Dhruim Mór (Dromore ie big ridge, a place name), and it is from Myles, the first person who came to Fermanagh, that the people called Treacy came, and that Myles is the son of Aindilis son of Fianbhreathaigh son of Eadalaigh son of Maoláin son of Colman son of Mongan son of Muirgheasa son of Éoghuin son of Néill of the nine hostages etc.

1263 . Aodh agus Giolla Pádruig clann Philip mc Giolla Padruig mc Giollamithil.

1264 . Cathal agus Aodh clann Aodh óig mc Giollapadruig.

1265 . Tadhg, Cormac agus Séaghan clann Dhómhnaill mc Conchubhair mhic Aodh mhic Giolla Pádruig mhic Giollamithil.

1266 . Clann Thaidhg mc Dómhnaill mc Conchubhair .i. Seaghan agus Giolla Pádruig, Domhnall agus Tag óg.

1267 . Clann Chorbmaic mc Domhnuill .i. Giolla Pádruig agus Emonn.

1268 . Cland Séamuis mc Dómhnuill mic Conchubhair .i. Uilliam.

1269 . Clann Conchubhair óig mic Conchubhair mhic Aodh .i. Émonn agus Uilliam.

1270 . Clann Éamuinn mc Conchubhair óig .i. Pádruic, Conchubhar, Brian, Proinnsias agus Cormac.

1271 . Clann Thomáis mc Conchubhair mc Aodh mc Giolla Pádruig .i. Grióir, Toirdhealbhach Ballach, Conchubhar agus Matha.

1272 . Micheál, Brian agus Séamus clann tSéaghuin mhic Cathil mhic Séaghuin mac Giollapáttruig.

1273 . Clann Mhicheal .i. Proinnsias, Éoin.

1274 . Clann Bhriain bhán .i. Cathal agus Grióir.

1275 . Séamus mac Seaghuin ghrána mhic Séaghan mhic Ghiollaphadruic.

1276 . * * * Conchubhar * * *

(p. 146)

1277 . * * * Brian * * *

1278 . Clann [P. 141] Dhomhnuill mac Giolla Pádruig mc Conchubhair mc Giollamithil.

1279 . Séamus mc Dómhnuill mic Cormuic mhic Giolla Pádruig mac Giollamithil.

1280 . Clann tSéamuis mhic Dómhnuill .i. Émonn, Cormac, Éoin agus Matha.









O’Tracy of Fermanagh


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.





Genelach Cenel nEoghain (taken from Rawlinson B502, Book of Leinster, Book of Lecan, Book of Ballymote)


87. Néill naoighiallaidh the 124th Monarch d. AD 406

88. Éoghuin from whom are the Cenél Eóghain had eleven sons

89. Bindeach a quo Cenel mBindich

89. Fergus a quo Ceniel Fergusa had two sons

90. Aeda from whom are Clainne Aeda meic Fergusa 91. Láegaire 92. Forannáin 93. Fidgaile 94. Con-lénai 95. Fergusa 96. Cináeda 97. Máel-cáich 98. Branacáin 99. Máel-Pátric 100. Cellaich 101. Máel-Comgaill 102. Colgan 103. Cellaich 104. Mathgamain

90. Cóelbad

89. Aengus a quo Ceniel nAenghusa

89. Dallan a quo Ceniel nDhallan

89. Cormac a quo Ceniel Cormaic

89. Feidlimid a quo Cenel Feidlimid 90. Cremthaind

89. Oilill a quo Ceniel nOililla

89. Eichen a quo Ceniel nEichein

89. Illand a quo Ceniel nIllaind

89. Eochaidh a quo Ceinel nEachach

89. Muiredhach a quo Ceniel Muiredaigh had five sons

90. Feradach a quo Ceniel Feradaig

90. Tigernaigh a quo Cenél Tigernaich 91. Sáráin

90. Moan a quo Ceniel Moan

90. Ruanach sanctus

90. Muirceartach had five sons

91. Fergus a quo Clann Fergusa

91. Báetáin a quo athair Maeluma gairg,

91. Néillíne a quo Cenél Néillini

91. Domnaill had three sons

92. Eocho a quo Cenel nEachach

92. Colgo

92. Aeda Uaridnaich had two sons

93. Dáre

93. Máeli-fithrich had two sons

94. Máel-tuile

94. Máel-dúin

95. Fergal had four sons

96. Aed Ollán a quo Muinter Birn & Muinter Eruilb 97. Máel-dúin 98. Murchada 99. Ruadrach 100. Birrnn 101. Muiredaich 102. Fergail 103. Muredaich 104. Con-chaille 105. Cú-lacha

96. Conchobor

96. Colgu a quo Clann Colgan.

96. Niall Frosach had five sons

97. Colman diatad Clann Colman for fearaibh lii,

97. Fearchar diatat Clann Fearcair

97. Cuana diada Muinter Duine bo

97. Muircertach diadat Clann Muircertaigh Locha h-Eaneagh.

97. Aed ornidhe had six sons

98. Maelduin otait Sil Maeleduin fer h-ibeathach 99. Neill 100. Donnacáin 101. Máel-dúin 102. Cléirchéin

98. Diarmaid diataid Clann Diarmada

98. Fogartac (.i. a quo Cland Fogartaig anad dail oig) diata Cinaeth mc. Maelfoghartaigh I Findine

98. Blathmac otaid I Duibhenaigh

98. Maelfhalland dianadh ferand dun, druing in Inis Eogain.

98. Niall caille ri Erinn had six sons

99. Duibindrecht (a quo Clann Duibindrecht)

100. Máel-trea 101. Oengusa 102. Uallgairg 103. Gillai-Ciaráin 104. Laidneáin 105. Domnaill 106. Gilla-Ciaráin

100. Flannacáin 101. Cínacáin 102. Flaind 103. Dub-darach

99. Aengus data Ceniel nAengusa, Carr Baedan

99. Muircertach diatha Clann Muirchertaigh .i. Mc. Muircertaigh. (i Cluain Mor bFhear nArda & i Colpa a mBreagaib)

99. Flaithbertach ota Congalac Ua h-Ualairg

99. Braen diata Clann Brain a Maig Itha

99. Aedh findliath ri Erinn  had two sons

100. Domnall ri Oiligh 101. Flain 102. Máel-ruanaid 103. Máel-Sechnaill 104. Néill 105. Aed

100. Niall glundhubh ri Erinn had three sons

101. Conaing

101. Maelciaran.

101. Muircertach had four sons

102. Flaithbertach ri Oiligh

102. Murchad

102. Flann.

102. Domnall ri Erinn had four sons

103. two Aedh

103. Muircertach 104. Flaithbertaich 105. Néill 106. Aed

103. Muiredach

104. Lochlaind 105. Ardgair 106. Domnall

107. Conchobar

107. Niall 108. Murchertach


Se mc. Domnall .i.

Feargal ri Oilig

Donnchad ota Dubgall mc. Donncadha

Flann (a quo Muinter Flaind) diata Niall Mc. Maelshechlainn

Flaithbertach diata Murchad Ua Flaithbertaigh


Concobar diarabadar Mc. Concobair.


Tri mc. Maeladuin .i.

Fachtnan ri Oiligh &

Niall &



Coic mc. Baedan mc. Muircheartaigh .i.

Forgus a quo Ceniel Fergusa,

Forandan a quo U Forandan &

Oilill athair Cindfhaelad,

Maeluma in righ feindigh &

Colman rimhi athair Fhina mathair Flaind Fhina meic Ossu ri Saxa


Eochu mc. Domnaill tri mc. lais .i.

Cellach a quo Teallach Conaing &

Ceallachan &

Mochtorain Fogartach a quo Muinter Rocain & Banban Ailill a quo Muindter Eochach.


Aedh allan mc. Feargaile da mc. lais .i.

Cathal a quo Clann Cathail &



Tri mc. la Maelduin .i.

Tigernach a quo Clann Tigernaig Murcadh &

Flann a quo Ua Cellaig (no Cearaig) &

Ua Uidhir.


Murchad immoro tri mc. lais .i.

Muiredhach a quo Ua Flaithbertaigh &

Ruaidhri &

Earolb a quo Muinter Earoilbh.


Ruaidri da mc. lais .i.

Maelciaran diarbo hUa Domnall otait .H. Domnallan &

Birn a quo Muinter Birn.


Tri mc. la Birnn .i.

Ainbheth a quo Tellach Ainbeith

Cernach guthmar a quo Tellach Cernaig .i. I Feargail Dondagan a quo Tellach nDhondagan .i. Mc. Ruaidri &

Mc. Duindcuan.


[Cenel nEogain] (O’Cleary)

407. (Page 39, col. a) Eoghan mac Neill tra .x. mic lais amail

 as-bearor isin rann-sa:

 Deich maic Eogain uas cech cloinn

 Feib ro bennach MacAlprain

 Muireadhach, Ferghus co ngart

 Eochaidh, Feidlimidh, Corpmac

 Iollann, Dallan derbhaid raind

 Aenghus, Eichin, is Oilill.

408. Muiredhach m Eoghain cetus, .iiii. mic lais amial remhepartmar

 Ceithri mic la Muiredhach fri hEarc ba saer soen

 Feradach is Tigernach, Muircertach is Moen.

 Et as ar an Muiredhach sin tuc an file an teistemuin-si

 a ufaul a athar:

 Eogan mac Neill aird mor monaidh

 Muiredhach fa muir ar cruas

 meraidh co brath buan a ngleoghal

 aithech (col. b) cach co hEogan uais.

 Et amail as-rubradh indso do bhas Eogain feisin:

 Do-rochair Eogan mac Neill oide deoraidh maith a mhain

 do-roighne mor cuisgli cruaidh ge beith a n-uaigh

 a nUsce cain.

 .i. do cumaidh Conaill gulban at-bail.

409. Muircertach mac Erca cedri Erend do clandaib Eoghain

 et tuc .xx. cath ac cosnam Erend et romarb coicedaig Erend ocus

 tuc Temair alle. A catha sunn .i. cath sleibe Cua for Muimnechu;

 cath Ocha for Ailill molt, du ar tuit; cath Grainne for Findchad ri ua

 Ceinsealaigh; cath cell Osna for Eithne uathaig, ingen Crimhthainn

 mic Edna ceinnsealaigh, et for Aengus mac Nad fraich for right Mumhan;

 cath Inne moire for Laibhnib .i. for maccaib nDunlaing; cath Telcha,

 cath Mucnuma, cath tuama Dreagain for Connachtoibh; cath Seghsa

 a ndorchair Duach tengumha, ri Connacht; (col. c), cath maighe

 hAilbe; cath a n-iat Aigne; cath Aithe; cath Almaine; cath cinn

 Eich; cath Ailbe; cath Denna droma breg for Ardghal mac Conaill

 cremhtainn, du nar tuit Ardghal, ri Mide et Breg; cath atha Side for

 Laighnibh, ann tuc side an teistemuin-si fair:

 Ni ro ghab cloidem na scieth

 na arm gaiscid do chum cliach

 loech mar mac Erca ca thig

 nir tend a thaeb a lluirig.

 Ceand faeladh dixit in eodem loco:

 Fillis an ri mac Erca

 alleith ua Neill

 Siecht fuil ferna in cech nith

 brogais cricha cein

 Fo secht benis nai cairpe

 Et budh cian bus cumain

 do-berat gialla .h. Neill

 la gialla muighe Muman.

410. .ii. mac Muircertaig mic Erca .i. Fergus (a quo cland Ferghusa),

 et Domnall, da righ Erenn; et ceitri bliedna .xx. do i righe nErenn,

 ocus a bas (col. d) a telchuma fina a mullach Cleitigh os Boind, amail

 as-bert an file:

 Muircertach ba calma cet

 re .iiii. mbliadan .xx.

 i Cleitech caid a diol de

 ro baid fion, ro loiscc teine.

411. Domnall occus Fergus, tra, as iad tuc cath Sliccigh for Eogan

 mbel mac nDuach, for ri Connacht, ut dixit poeta:

 Ar-ficch Sliccech i muir Muaidh

 fodba fer la feoil

 bertait ilach dar eba

 la cend Eoghain beoil.

412. It iat indso a catha (.i. da mac Muircertaig) .i. cath cuile

 Conaire a Cera i nddorchair Oilill inbanda mac Eogain et Aedh

 fortamail a brathair; cath cuile Dreimne for Diarmait mac Fergusa

 cerrbeoil; cath Mona doire lothair dia ro-cersat seacht right Cruithneach

 um Aedh mbreac; cath Gabra life for Laighnibh. Ecc at-bathatar

 et tri bliadna doib i righi nErenn amhail as-bert Giolla modhuda i ndEre


 (Page 40) Bliedain da bliadain atclos

 do deg Domhnall is dForgus

 marbha righ tire ca toigh

 da mac Mine Muircertaigh.

413. Na tri mic ele Muircertaigh .i. Baedan, et Neilline (a quo cinel

 Neilline), et Sgannal.

414. .U. mic Baedain .i. Fergus, Forannan (o tait .h. Forannain),

 Oilill athair Cind faeladh, Maol uma an righfheindid, et Colman rime

 ri Erenn; roimhe side ro mhebaid cath Slemna for Conall mbreagh.

415. Tri mic Domhnaill .i. Eocho, Colga, Aedh uairidhnach.

416. Eocho mac Domnaill, ri Erenn, .uii. mic leis .i. Ceallach (o ttait

 tellach Conaincc), Cellachan, Mochadan, Foghartach (o ta muinter

 Reochan), Banban, Oilill (a quo muinter Echada). Mac uero do Domhnall,

 Dailin (a quo fir Droma lighen).

417. Aedh uairidhnach, ri Erren, da mac lais .i. Daire, et Mael

 fithrigh (a quo siol Maile fithrigh).

418. Mael fithrigh uero da mac lais .i. Mael duin, ocus Mael tuile

 amail as-bert:

 Da mac Aeda uairidhnaigh

 Mael fithrigh, Daire dedach

 Da mac Maile fithrigh

 Maol duin, Mael tuili tredach.

419. Mael duinn, aonmhac aige .i. Fergal, ri Erenn; as e tuc cath

 Sleibhe fuaid a ndorchair Tnuthghal .h. Loinccsicch, ri ua Meith, et

 Curi mac Aedha mic Tnuthghail, cath for Conalll ngrant .h. Cernaigh

 du n-ar thuit, cath Findabrach for Laighnibh in-ar tuit Aedh mac Ceallaigh

 cualann, cath Rois for Connachtaibh dia torcair ann Donnchad.

420. Tri mic eile ag Mail duin .i. Tigernach (a quo .h. Tigernaigh),

 Flann (a quo .h. Uidir ocus .h. Ceallaigh), et Murchad.

421. Murchad, uero, tri mic lais .i. Ruaidri, et Muiredach (o tiat

 .h. Flaitbertaigh), Earolbh (a quo .h. Eroilbh).

422. Ruaidri dano aonmac leis Mail ciarain, dierua Domnall

 (a quo .h. Domnallain).

423. Bernan (a quo .h. Birn). Bern, tri mic lais .i. Ainbheith (a quo

 muinter Ainfeith), Cern guthmar (a quo teallach Cirn .i. .h. Fergail),

 Donnagan (o tait teallach nDonnagain).

424. Cath (.i. cath Almuine, 718) eter Fergal mac Maile duinn

 tMurchad mac Brain, ri Laigen, co ndorchair ri Erenn ann .i. Fergal, et

 Forbusach ri cenel mBoghaine, ocus Conall mend ri Cenel Cairpre,

 et Fergal mac Eachach lemna ri Tamnaighi, et Eccnech mac Colgan ri

 na n Oirter, et Anmcadh mac Oirc ri Guill et Irghuill, et secht mili do leit

 Cuinn umpa et ruc secht ngialla.

425. Niall frosach mac Ferghail imorro; i nd-aimsir Fergaile

 feisin ro feradh na frossu .i. fraiss melu for Othain mbicc, ocus frois

 airgit for Othain moir, et frois ola a Laighnibh. As uadha ainmnigter

 Niall frosach, ar as a n-oidche geine Neill ro ferait, amail as-bert

 an fili:

 Tri frosa aird Uillinne

 ar gradh De do nimh

 frois airgit, frois turinde

 ocus frois de mil.

 Mac Ferghail ba feramail.

 aitesach a ainm

 a fuair o Dia oilemain

 Niall frosach dia ghairm.

 Ced ngiall as cech aoncoicced

 ro toibhghedh Niall ni

 ba crodha cen cairiuccud

 a ttabairt fo tri. Tri frosa.

 Niall, uero, .ui. bliadna do i ricchi Erenn, ocus ni fuair cath co bfuair bas

 oilithri i ndhI coluimcilli, amail as-bert an file:

 Niall frosach mac finn Fergail

 .ui. bliadna can baeithernail

 at-bat cen locht ar li de

 ar tocht d'I dia oilithre.

426. Aodh allan mac oile d'Ferghal, et Conchobar cona dib macaibh

 .x., et Colco (dia ta clann Colccan). RIasan Aedh sin ro muigsit ceithri

 catha .x. acc cosnamh Erenn .i. cath Oscair, du a ndorchair Flann

 goan mac Congail; cath muighe h-Ithe, du i ndorchair Conaing mac

 Congail; cath for Oirgialla .i. cath Cairn, du in (Page 41) ro thuit Congus;

 cath insi Aine for sluagha Alban, du i ndorchairset tri cet curadh;

 cath Focharta (.730.), for Ulta, du i ndorchair Aedh roin et Conchadh;

 et cath Uchbadh for Laighnibh, duin ro thuit Aedh mac Colgan, ri

 Laighen, ocus Bran mac Murchada; cath Fraecmhuighe; cath Atha

 medoin; cath ARdcarna for Connachtaibh; cath Claidighe for Domnall;

 cath Droma righ for cloinn Colmain, dar tuitsiot tri mic Domnaill .i.

 Diermait, Finnachta, ocus Follumain.

427. Coicc mic Neill frosaigh mic Fergaile .i. Aedh oirdnighe,

 Colman (dia ta clann Colmain a feraibh Li), et Ferchair (dia ta clann

 Ferchair), ocus Cuana (dia ta muinter Duin bo), et Muircertach (dia ta

 clann Muircertaigh locha h-enaigh), amhail as-rubrad indso:

 Coicc mic ag Niall frosach ran

 Aed oiirdnide ocus Colman

 Ferchair is Cuana na creach

 Ocus Muirchertach meirgeach.

428. Oedh oirdnide mac Neill frosaigh, ri Erenn; sluaigedh la

 h-Aedh n-oirdnighe co Mide co ro roinn Midhe eiter da mac Donnchada

 .i. Conchobar et Oilill, et innarbad Laigen leis fa dho ind aenmhi,

 et Cinaeth mac Duineachaid, senoir Laigen, do marbhadh lais.

 Sluaiged ele leis docum Laigen, do-rat gialla o Fhinnachta mac Ceallaig

 ri Laigen. Sluaiged la h-Aedh oirdnighe co dun Cuair co ro roinn

 Laigin eter an da Muiredhach .i. Muiredhach mac Ruarach et Muiredhach

 ach mac Brain. Indredh Uladh la h-Aedh n-oirdnide ar sarughadh

 sgrine Patraicc; as na aimsir tainic an cele De don fhairrge andes cosaib

 tirmu, ocus do-berta sduagh scriobhtha do nim dho tresa ndenad

 proicept do Goidelaibh, ocus do-berta suas doridisi an tan taircced

 an proicept ocus do teighedh an cele cech laoi forsan bfairrge ba des;

 as na aimsir do-righned fuil dona bairgennaib .i. do siledh fuil daibh

 occa tesccad. Sluaigedh la h-Aed n-oirdnide for cenel Conaill dia

 ndorchair Raghallach mac Flaithiusa; indredh Laigen lais .i. crich

 Cualann co Glenn da lacha, et as fris as-rubrad oidhche a geine:

 Aed ro h-oirdned o Dia dhil

 a comarbus Neill frosaigh

 Aedh mar aingel is a clann

 nir genair occlach badh ferr.

 Bas Aedha a cath Da ferta a Conaillibh smail as-bert Gilla moduda:

 Aedh oirdnide don freimh raith

 .u. bliadna .xx. firmhaith

 frith fath a lechta re a luadh

 ag Ath da ferta fhionnfhuar.

429. Coicc mic Aedha oirdnide .i. Niall caille, ri Erenn, et Mael duin

 (dia ta sil Maile duin for ibh Eachach), et Fogartach (dia ta Cionaeth

 mac Mail odra a Finnine), et Blatmac (o tait muinter Duibenaigh), et

 Mael callann (dian ferann dun Droighin i nd-inis Eogain):

 Niall caille, Mael duin, Diarmait

 Cionaeth, Fogartach fialbocc

 is Mael callann co ngail de

 .ui. maic Aedha oirdnide.

430. Niall caille dano, mac uasal Aedha, et a comarba iartain.

 Ro mebaidset .uii. cata roime ac cosnamh Erenn .i. cath Doire calgaigh

 for Gallu; cath muighe h-Ithe for Gallu; cat Leithe an Caim ar Ulltu

 ocus ar na Colla, du in ro tuit Cumusccach et Ceallach. Sluaiged la

 Niall, co Laignib co tuc righe do Bran mac Faelain. Indradh Mide la

 Niall cetna co ro loisc co tech Mael conoig. Righdal mor lais i cluain

 Conaire. (Page 42) Tomaidm eidir Feidlimid mac Crimtaind,

 ri Caisil, et Niall caille, ri Erenn. Orgain fer Ceall ocus Delbna ethra

 la Niall cetna. Bathad Neill a Calainn unde Niall caille dicitur:

 Borb a tallann isin tir

 olc a dil a Callainn cruaidh

 tainic barainn isin tsleibh

 do marbad Nell raduinn ruaidh.

431. Ui. mic Neill caille .i. Aedh finnliath ri Erenn, Duibindrechtach

 (a ta clann DUibindrechtaigh), et Aenghus (o tat clann Aenghusa),

 Baedan, Muircertach (o ta clann Muircertaigh .i. Eogan mac Muiredaigh

 o ta clann Conghalaigh .h. Ualgartaigh), et Braenan (o ta clann Braenain

 muighe h-ithe), amail as-bert:

 Se mic ag Niall caille cain

 Aedh finnliat, Aenghus arnaidh

 Muircertach, Duibindrecht deach

 Baedan, Braenan, Flaithbertach.

432. Aedh finnliath, ri Erind, ro srain .u. catha ac cosnamh Erenn:

 cath glinne Aithle for Galla, cath locha Feabhail for Danura, cath Cerbo

 for Conulla ocus for Ultu du in ro thuit Ainfeith mac Aedha ri Conailli,

 cath cille .h. nDaigri du in ro tuit Flann mac Conaill et Diermait, cath

 Gulban for Connachtaib du in ro tuit Mael cluiche. Sloiged leis cor

 aircc Midhe, Lorcan mac Cathail, ri Mide, do dalladh leis. Cath glinne

 Aithle do srainedh leis for Conchobar mac Taidg, ri Connacht, et for

 ibh Neill nbreg et Laigne occus Galla cor marbadh Flann mac Conaincc,

 ri Breg, et Liermait mac Etirsceoil, ri locha Gabar, et Goill imda do

 marbad ann im Charlus mac Amlaim, et FAchtna mac Maile duin,

 righdamhna ind Fochla, do mharbad a frithguin an chatha. Indredh

 Laigen la h-Aedh co Gobran.

433. Bas Aedha findleith inDruin inesccloinn i crich Conaille ar

 mbeith .ui.x. bliadan i rige Erenn, amail as-rubradh:

 Oedh findliath feindid Oiligh

 a .ui.x. ria a dian-oidid

 bas righ na rodhuan gan roinn

 i ndruim adhfuar Finnasglaing.

434. Da mac ac Aedh finnliath .i. Niall glundub, et Domnall ri


435. Niall glundub ri Erenn. Sluaiged lais co leirtionol fer nErenn

 ime co Gallaib locha da caech cor marbadh ann Goill et Gaidhil um righ

 cairrcce Brachaighe et im taisech .. Cernaigh .i. Mael finnen mac

 Donnagain. Niall glundub co forgla fer nErenn et co bferaib Bregh et

 Midhe do dul isin Mumain cor madbad ann Donnagan mac Flannagain

 ri Teftha. Naill do mharbad a ccath atha Cliath et Conchobar

 o Mailechlainn, ridghamhna Erenn, et Aedh mac Eochagain, ri Uladh, et

 Mael mithigh mac Flannagain, ri Breg, et Mael craipe mac Duib sinaig,

 ri Oirghiall, et Mael craibhe mac Doilighein, ri Tortan, et Ceallach mac

 Foghartaigh, ri Deiscceirt Breg, et ERemhon mac Cinneitigh, ri cenel

 Maine, et moran do maithib Erennn ar aen riu.

 Niall glludubh mar derbhaim duibh.

 ocus Domhnall ri Oiligh

 da mac Aedha findleith fel

 mic Neill caille co caemhneimh.

436. Se mic Domhnaill mic Aeda finnleith .i. Ferghal, ri Oiligh,

 et kDonnchad (o ta Dubghall mac Donnchada), et Flann (o ta Niall mac

 Mail tsechloinn), et Flaitbertach (o ta Murchad o Flaitbertaigh), Mael

 mithig, et Conchobar (dia rabatar mic Concobair).

437. La Ferghal ro mhuigh cath Uata du ro thuit Mael garbh mac

 Gairbheith. Cath Bairne for Gallaibh du in ro tuit Affer mac Roailt.

438. Tri mic Neill glunduibh (Page 43) .i. Muircertach mer, Conaing,

 et Mail cierain, amail as-beror:

 Tri mac ag Niall glundub glan

 airdri Eirenn gan eimghedh

 Muircertach, Conaing cen cradh

 et Mael ciaran comhlan.

439. Ceithre mic Muirchertaigh mic Nell glunduibh .i. Domnall,

 ri Erenn, et Flaithbertach, ri Oiligh, Murchad, ocus Flann; conid

 doibh as-rubrad:

 Ceithri mic Muircertaigh mir

 mic Nell glunduib an ghaisccid

 Domhnall, ri Erenn co rath,

 Flaithbertach, Flann, is Murchad.

 Ria Murchad, imorro, ro muigh cath Cruachan du ro tuitset mic Aeda.

 Cath Formaile for Conall et for Galloibh dia ro tuit Mael Isa et aroile

 naisli arcenu.

 Ceithri mic ag Domnall des

 mac Muircertaig na moirles

 da Aedh is Muircertach mer

 is Muiredhach na mergedh.

440. Muircertach na cochall croicenn mac Neill glundiubh do dol

 i nd-insib Alban co ttuc orccain daibh. An Muircertach cedna do mharbad

 Neill mic Fergaile righdhamna Oiligh. Sluaigedh leis i nnOsraigibh

 cor mhill an crich uile. Sluaiged ele leis co dail Riada co tuc gialla

 naithibh. Sluaighedh oile lasin Muircertach ccedna. Do-roighnedh,

 Imorro, toichestal .h. Nell an tuaiscirt lais co mbatar i nd-oenbhaile.

 Do-righnedh ieromh celcc lesim forru .i. cech fer ar uair do garim dia

 shaiccidh et brotchu isind dara h-ursainn don pupall et fer co ngae

 lethan isind ursaind araill. No glomad an brotchu asind ursainn

 et no-ghonadh an fer don ga caidhlithe isind ursainn ele. Madh dia

 mbidhcadh ass an fer roimhe sin ni ueredh-som isin sluaiccedh e.

 Muna sceinded, imorro, no-togtha for leit e. Ni frith tra annsin na

 ro gab oaman ocus imeccla frisin dedha sin acht .x.x. et ro thimcill-simh

 Ereind an coimhlion sin et do-rat i ngialla cen cath cen cathrai.

441. Luidh co h-Ultaibh cetus et ro fan tri h-oidhche occo et detat

 a rri i ngiellnas leis .i. Loingsech. Luidh as-sidhe co h-Ath cliath

 co tucc cana ona Gallaibh et co tuc Sitriucc, ri Gall, i ngiallnas lais.

 Luidh co Laigniu et do-ucc Lorcan, ri Laigen. Luidh a-sidhe co firu

 Muman co tuc Cellachan, ri Caisil, i ngiallnas leis. Luidh ieromh co

 Connachtai ocus tuc Concobar mac Taidhg, ri Connacht, leis et luidh

 co h-Ailech. Batar cenel n-Eoghain oca radh ui Neill an deiscirt

 d'ionnsoiccid. Donnchad mac Floinn ba ri Temrach an tan sin. Nato,

 ar Muircertach, ni dlegom e acht da dheoin ar as coimmeitt ar

 n-eineclanni ar as coimmeitt e eineclann righ Erenn cip e h-inadh asa

 mbia et eneclann righ Temrach cen cop ri Erenn e; fo uith on ar as i

 ardport oireachais Erenn i conidh si onoir do-beror dia righ manap

 leis Eriu coimheneclann do fri righ Erenn, ar as cumma gabur as cech

 coiccedh a ricche-si et uaithi acht righe cech coigidh, conidh uime as

 coimheneclann do righ Erenn a ri et ane ni iarrand an tan bis hEriu occu

 acht eineclann righ Erenn bheus. Berthur an gell-si, ar Murchertach, co

 Temraig do Donnchad. Tuctha iersin an gell atauid do Dhonnchadh

 conidh e robadh ri ERenn ieromh. Do-rat ieromh Cobmacan eicces

 ro bui sorsin turus sin snaithe coimgniu foran scel et ro chan an airchetalsa:

 (Page 44), The poem beginning "A Mhuirchertaigh mic Neill nair,"

 published with translation and notes by O'Donovan in Irish Archaeological

 Society Tracts relating to Ireland, volume I. (1841). begins on this

 page and ends at the bottom of page 46 with the colophon,

 "Corpmacan ecces mac maoil brighde an t-aird-fhile, fer cumtha Neill

 blunduibh do-righniu an aircetal-sin. Aeis Crist an tan at-bath, 946."

442. (Page 47) Domnall .i. ri Erenn m Muircertaigh na ccochall

 ccroicenn do dul murcoblach co Dabhall tar sliabh Fuait co loch

 n-Annian. Sluaiged ele la Domhnall .h. Neill co Laignibh cor airg

 o Berbha soir co fairrcce co tuc boroimhe mor lais co tard forbais for

 Ath cliath co cenn da mis. Domnall mac Muircertaigh do techt aris a

 Midhe cor loit eiter cealla et daine. As leis at-rochair Giolla comhghaill

 o Canannan, ri ceneil Conaill. Domhnall feisin do ecc i n-Ard


443. Muircertach mac Domnaill .h. Neill et Congalach mac Domhnaill

 mic Congalaigh, da rigdamna Erenn, do mharbad la h-Amhlaibh mac

 Sitriga. Aedh mac Domhnaill mic Muircertaigh na ccochall ccroicenn,

 as e tuc cath Craibe tulcha a ndorchair Eocho mac Ardgail, ri Oiligh, et

 Cu duiligh a mac.

444. Flaithbertach an trosdain mac Muircertaigh mic Domnaill

 mic Muircertaigh na cocall ccroicenn m Neill glunduib: sluaigedh lais co

 h-Ultu co ttuc eitire uaidib cor marb Cu ulad, ri leithe Cathail. Sluaiged

 ele la Flaithbertach .h. Neill co cenel Eoghain et co n-Airghiallaibh

 co h-aird Uladh co ruc broid diibh et cor aircc in Aird. Sluagh ele la

 Flaithbertach .h. Neill co tuc gialla Goidhel o Gallaibh. Sluaiged ele leis

 a Mide co tuc gialla uaidibh et co ndeachaid i n-inis Mochta gur aircc

 i. Flaitbertach do dol co Roim a cind a .xxx. bliadan. Inis Eogain

 d'argain do Fhlaithbertach o Neill ier ttecht o Roimh oir gur bo croda

 a chogad. Nir treig a lorg Romha .i. a trostan condih uaithi ro h-ainmniged-somh

 et fuair bas creidmi iarum.

445. Oedh atlaman mac Flaithbertaigh an trostain, ri Oiligh, tesda

 nn-aois foiruti iar bpennait a mi-ghnim.

446. Ceithre mic Domnaill mic Muircertaigh na cocall ccroicenn .i.

 da Aedh et Muircertach et Muiredach. Cth Craibe tulchu la h-Aedh,

 amail remerbartmar, du a torchiar Eocho mac Ardgail et Cu duiligh

 a mhac, et Gairbeit, et Dubtuinne, Domnall, ocus Donnchadh et aroile

 daghdhaine arcena.

447. Muiredhach mac Domhnaill mic Muircertaigh na cocall ccroicenn,

 mac do, Lochlainn ri Oiligh. Aenmac ag Lochlainn .i. Ardghar;

 as e tuc tri catha for Gaidela ag cosnamh Erenn .i. cath tragha h-Eothuile

 for Connachtaibh, cath muighi Lena for Midechaib (dia ndorcair

 Domnall, ri Mide), cath Cuirre cuilinn for clainn Conaill.

448. Mac don Ardghar sin mac Lochloinn, Dhomhnall, ri Erenn.

 As e tuc .ui. catha for Ghaidela ac cosnam na h-Erenn: cath muighe

 Lena, cath Crainn crithidh for feraibh Luircc, cath mhuighe h-Adhar,

 cath for Ghalolaibh DUiblinne, cath cinn Coradh for Mhuimhnechaibh,

 cath for Ultaib (a ndorchair Donn sleibhe).

449. Ceithri mic Domhnaill mic Ardghair mic Lochlainn mic

 Muiredhaigh mic Domhnaill mic Muircertaigh na cocall ccroicenn .i.

 Muircertach, et Magnus, Niall, et Conchobar. Ria Conchobar ro muigh cath

 Corra cluana for Ultaib dia ndorchair mile (Page 48) cona tuilled isin cath

 isin. Ria Magnus, uero, diamba ri Oirghiall, ro muig cath atha Fir diadh

 for ibh Briuin du in ro tuitset ile.

450. Mac do Niall, Muircertach, ri Eirenn. As e tuc cath Aird .h.

 letha die ndorchair sochaide; cath maighe Lena for Connachta die

 ndorchair sochaide im Tadhg mac Domhnaill; cath ata na Caisberna for

 Ruaidri .h. Conchobair et for Tigernan .h. Ruairc, ri Breifne, du in ro

 tnit da mile dib.

451. Aed allan mac Fergail mic Maile duin, da mac lais .i. Catal

 (a wuo .h. Cathail); Maol duin .ii. mac lais .i. Tigernach (a quo .h.

 Tighernaigh), Murchad (a quo ui Cellaig et .h. Uidir).

452. Murchad, tri mic lais .i. Ruaidri, et Muiredhach (a quo .h. Flaitbertaigh),

 Erolb (a quo muinter Eruilb).

453. Ruaidri, cano, da mac lais .i. Mael ciarain (dieruo .h. Domnaill

 o fuilit .h. Domnallain) et Birn (a quo muinter Birn).

454. Birn, uero, tri mic lais .i. Ainbheith (a quo teallach n-Ainfeith),

 Cirn guthmar (a quo tellach Cirn .i. .h. Ferghail), Donnagan (a quo

 teallach nDonnagain).

455. It iat insnsin creabha coibhnesa, catha, et coingleaca, ocus

 coimlenga cloindi Muirethaigh mic Eogain mic Neill co Muircertach

 mac Domhnaill, conidh dona rioghaib sin cenel Eogain mic Nell

 as-bert Flann mainestrech an nath-so:

 Ceidri ro ghab Eirind uill

 do shiol Eogain a h-Eachdruim

 an nathair tuilcepach toir

 Muircertach mac Muireadhaigh.

 Domhnall ina dhiaidh ni doim

 Fergus i ndeadhaig kDomnaill

 Baedan iar bFerghus na bfal

 ocus Eochaidh iar mBaedan.

 Colman iar n-Eochaidh na n-agh

 Aodh uairidhnach iar cColman

 Suibne iar n-Aedh dedla de

 ocus Fergal iar Suibhne.

 Aedh allan d'aithle Ferghail

 as e ro ghab for Themraigh

 Niall frosach ier n-Aedh na ngiall

 Aedh oirdnide ier ndeighNiall.

 Niall caille ier n-Aedh alle

 Aedh finnliath iar Niall caille

 Niall blundub ier n-Aedh bfinn fial

 ocus Domhnall ier ndeighNiall.

 It iad so sloinnem do neach

 flaithe Erenn a h-Oileach

 .ii. fer decc is certrar cain

 robadh cletcur co ccedaibh.

 Oided Muircertaigh na modh

 guin is badad is losccad

 ecc at-batator abhus

 a mic Domnall is Ferghus.

 Baedan mac Muircertaigh mhoill

 et Eocho mac Domhnoill

 at-rochradar a Temhraigh

 la Cronan mac Tighernaigh.

 (Page 49) At-rochair Colman rimhe

 La Locan diolmain dibhe

 ecc at-bath na toigh trelmach

 mo chara Aedh uairidhnach.

 Suibne mac Fiachna fauir goil

 ro marb Conghal mac Scannail

 at-bath Ferghal flaith Doire

 a ccath adbal Almhoine.

 Marbthur Aedh allan na bfledh

 a ccath mall mhuighe Seiredh

 marb Niall frosach na fleidhe

 for lar h-I iar n-oilithre.

 Fuair a oided a sliab Fuaid

 Aed oirdnide nar an-shuairc

 robadh bainne co ceill caim

 badad Neill caille i Callainn.

 Ag druimh Innasglaing na n-ech

 do tuit Aedh finnliath fichtech

 a ccath Atha cliath na ccludh

 at-rochair Niall glan glundubh.

 At-bath Domhnall .h. nair Neill

 for lar ard Macha maighreidh

 ba ferr inas ag Boinn bi

 an bas do-choidh an ceidri. Cedri.


The Annals cite:


M465.3 Eoghan, mac Neill Naoighiallaigh, (ó t-tatt Cenel n-Eoghain), d'écc do chumhaidh Chonaill Ghulban, mic Neill Naoighiallaigh, & a adhnacal i n-Uisge Chaoín i n-Inis Eoghain, dia n-ebradh.

At-bath Eoghan, mac Néill,
re deoraibh, bá maith a mhaoin,
tré écc Chonaill na c-cleas c-cruaidh, go f-fuil a uaigh i n-Uiscce Chaoin.

M465.3 Eoghan, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages (from whom are descended the Cinel Eoghain), died of grief for Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, and was buried at Uisce Chain, in Inis Eoghain; concerning which was said:

Eoghan, son of Niall, died
Of tears, good his nature,
In consequence of the death of Conall, of hard feats,
So that his grave is at Uisce Chain.

M527.1 Iar m-beith ceithre bliadhna fichet i righe n-Ereann do Muirchertach, mac Muiredhoigh, mic Eoghain, mic Néill Naoighiallaigh, ro loiscceadh é i t-Tig Cletigh uas Bóinn, oidhche Shamhna iar na bhátadh h-i f-fín. Sín at-bert an rann:

As mesi Taeten inghen
do-cher aireach Néll,
As Gamadhaigh mo ainm,
in gach airm as rén.

Cend Faoladh ro raidh:

Fillis an rí mac Earca
a l-leith Ua Neill,
Firt fuil ferna in gach moigh,
broghais criocha h-i c-cén.

Fo seacht ferais no chairpthi
acus bidh cian bus cumhan
Do-bert gialla Ua Néill
la gialla moighe Mumhan.

M527.1 After Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, had been twenty four years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was burned in the house of Cleiteach, over the Boyne, on the night of Samhain the first of November, after being drowned in wine. Sin composed this quatrain:

I am Taetan,
the woman who killed the chief of Niall;
Gannadhaigh is my name,
in every place and road.

Ceanfaeladh said:

The king Mac Earca
returns to the side of the Ui Neill;
Blood reached the girdles in each plain;
the exterior territories were enriched;

Seven times he brought nine chariots,
and long shall it be remembered
He bore away the hostages of the Ui Neill,
with the hostages of the plain of Munster.

M557.5 Cath Mona Doire Lothair for Cruithniu ria n-Uibh Nell an Tuasceirt, .i. ria c-Cenél c-Conaill & Eoghain, du i t-torcradar seacht t-taoisigh Cruitnech im Aodh m-Brecc, & as don cur-soin do-rochair doridhisi na Lee; & Cárn Eolairg do Clandoibh Néll an Tuaisceirt. Ceann Faoladh ro raidh indso:

Sinsit faebhra, sinsit fir
in Móin mór Doire Lothair,
Adbair comronna nat cert
seacht righ Cruithne im Aodh m-Brecc.

Fictir cath Cruithne n-uile
acus forloiscter Elne
Fichtir cath Gabra Liffe
acus cath Cuile Dreimhne.

Bersat gialla iar c-conghal
as siar im cnuas nuach
Fergus, Domhnall, Ainmire
acus n-Aindidh, mac Duach.

Fillsit da mac mic Earcca
ar cend an catha cedna
Acus an rí Ainmire
fillis i sealbhaibh Seatna.

M557.5 The battle of Moin Doire Lothair was gained over the Cruithnigh, by the Ui Neill of the North, i. e. by the Cinel Conaill and Cinel Eoghain, wherein fell seven chieftains of the Cruithnigh, together with Aedh Breac; and it was on this occasion that the Lee and Carn Eolairg were forfeited to the Clanna Neill of the North. Ceannfaeladh composed the following:

Sharp weapons were strewn, men were strewn,
in Moin Mor Doire Lothair,
Because of a partition not just;
the seven kings of the Cruithni, with Aedh Breac, were in the slaughter.

The battle of all the Cruithne was fought,
and Elne was burned.
The battle of Gabbra Liffe was fought,
and the battle of Cul Dreimhne.


They bore away hostages after conflict,
thence westwards towards Cnuas Nuach,
Fearghus, Domhnall, Ainmire,
and Nainnidh, son of Duach.

The two sons of Mac Earca
returned to the same battle,
And the king, Ainmire,
returned into the possessions of his father Seadna.

M561.1 Iar m-beith trí bliadhna i righe n-Ereann do Domhnall & d'Feargus, da mac Muirchertaigh, mic Muireadhoigh mic Eoghain, mic Nell, ro éccsat araon.

M561.1 After Domhnall and Fearghus, the two sons of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan, son of Niall, had been three years in the sovereignty of Ireland, they both died.

M562.1 An céid-bhliadhain d'Eochaid, mac Domhnaill, mic Muirchertaigh, & do Baodan, mac Mhuirceartaich, mic Muireadhaigh, i righe n-Ereann.

M562.1 The first year of Eochaidh, son of Domhnall, son of Muircheartach, and of Baedan, son of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

T563.2 Cath Mona Daire Lothair for Cruithnib ria n-Uib Neill in tuaiscirt, a n-dorcratar .uii. righ Cruithnech im Aed m-Brecc. Baedan mac Cuind co n-dib Chruithnib nod-fig fri Cruithniu, & Cenel n-Eoghain & Conaill nod-fichset conducti mercede na Lea & Arda Eolairg. De quo Cend Faeladh cecinit:

Sinsit faebuir, sinsit fir
a Moín deirg Daire Lothair,
adhbur comrainne nad cert,
secht rig Cruithneach im Aedh m-Brecc.

Fichthir cath Cruithe n-uile.
ocus for-loiscther Elne,
fichthir cath Gabra Liffi
ocus cath Cuile Dremne.

Bensat giallu iar congail
as siar im chnuas n-uach,
Fergus, Domnall, Ainmire
ocus Nindidh mac Duach.

Fillis da mac Meic Earca
ar cend in chatha cetna
ocus in rí Ainmire
ad-bath a selbaib Setna.

M579.2 Cath Droma Mic Earcca ria n-Aodh, mac Ainmirech, for Cenel n-Eoghain, dú in ro marbhadh Colcca, mac Domhnaill, mic Muircheartaigh, mic Muireadhoigh.

M579.2 The battle of Druim Mic Earca, was gained by Aedh, son of Ainmire, over the Cinel Eogain, where was slain Colga, son of Domhnall, son of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach.

M601.1 An céid-bhliadhain d'Aodh Uairiodhnach, mac Domhnaill Ilchealgoigh, mic Muirchertaich, mic Muireadhoigh, mic Eoghain, h-i righe n-Ereann.

M601.1 The first year of Aedh Uairidhnach, son of Domhnall Ilchealgach, son of Muircheartach, son of Muireadhach, son of Eoghan, in the sovereignty of Ireland.

M634.5 Cath Saeltire ria c-Conall c-Caol, mac Maoil Cobha, for Cenel n-Eoghain.

M634.5 The battle of Saeltire was gained by Conall Cael, son of Maelcobha, over the Cinel Eoghain.

M650.4 Cath Flescaigh ria c-Crunnmaol, mac Suibhne, toisech Cenél Eoghain, airm in ro marbhadh Cumascach, mac Oiliolla, toisech Ua Cremthainn.

M650.4 The battle of Fleascach, by Crunnmael, son of Suibhne, chief of Cinel Eoghain, in which was slain Cumascach, son of Oilioll, chief of Uí Cremhthainn.

M698.4 Fianamhail ua Dunchadha, toisech Dal Riadai, & Flann, mac Cinn Faolaidh, mic Suibhne, toisech Cenéil Eoghain, do mharbhadh.

M698.4 Fianamhail Ua Dunchadha, chief of Dal Riada, and Flann, son of Ceannfaeladh, son of Suibhne, chief of Cinel Eoghain, were slain.

M698.5 Aurthuile ua Crunnmaoil, toisech Cenil Eoghain, d'ionnarbadh asin righe, i m-Bretain.

M698.5 Aurthuile Ua Crunnmaeil, chief of Cinel Eoghain, was driven from his chieftainry into Britain.

M698.6 Fland Find, mac Maoil Tuile h-ui Crundmaoil, toisech Cenil Eoghain, d'écc.

M698.6 Flann Finn, son of Maeltuile Ua Crunnmaeil, chief of Cinel Eoghain, died.

M705.7 Cath Lethairbhe ria c-Conghal, mac Ferghosa Fánatt, for Chenél n-Eocchain, dú in ro marbhadh Maol Dúin, mac Maoili Fithricch, tigherna Cheneoil n-Eoghain.

M705.6 The battle of Leathairbhe was gained by Congal, son of Fearghus Fanad, over the Cinel Eoghain, where Maelduin, son of Maelfithrigh, Lord of the Cinel Eoghain, was slain.

M721.10 Cath Droma Fornocht ria f-Flaithbhertach, mac Loingsigh, & ria c-Cenel c-Conaill, for Aodh n-Allán, mac Ferghaile, & for Cenel n-Eoghain. Ro sraoinedh for Aodh n-Allán. At iad na maithe ro marbhadh ó Aodh Flann mac Erthaile, & Snedgus Dercc ua Brachaidhe.

M721.10 The battle of Druim Fornocht was fought by Flaithbheartach, son of Loingseach, and the Cinel Conaill, against Aedh Allan, son of Fearghal, and the Cinel Eoghain. Aedh Allan was defeated. These chieftains were slain on the side of Aedh, namely Flann, son of Erthaile, and Snedgus Dearg Ua Brachaidhe.

M727.2 Iomairecc etir Aodh, mac Fergaile, & Cenel c-Conaill, i Maigh Iotha, bail in ro marbhadh Conaing, mac Congaile, mic Fergusa, & sochaidhe ele do Cenel Eoghain.

M727.2 A battle was fought between Aedh, son of Fearghal, and the Cinel Conaill, at Magh Itha, where Conaing, son of Congal, son of Fearghus, and many others of the Cinel Eoghain, were slain.

M728.2 Iomairecc h-i Maigh Iotha etir Cloinn Loingsich, mic Aongusa, & Cloind Ferghaili, mic Maoile Dúin, du in ro marbhadh sochaidhe do Cenel Eoghain.

M728.2 A battle was fought in Magh Itha, between the sons of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, and the sons of Fearghal, son of Maelduin, where numbers of the Cinel Eoghain were slain.

M728.3 Flaithbhertach do thochuiredh murchobhlaigh do Dail Riata do chum n-Ereann, & iar na t-torachtain, ní ro airisetar co rangatar Inis h-Oinae, & ro feradh cath eitir Flaithbhertach cona amhsaibh, & Ciannachta, & araill d'Ultoibh & do Chenel Eoghain, & ro múdhaigheadh drong dirimhe d'Ultoibh, do Chenel Eoghain, & do Chiannachtaibh ann, im Conchubhar, mac Loichene, & im Branchoin, mac Brain, & ro baidheadh líon dírímhe dibh isin m-Banda, iar sraoineadh forra.

M728.3 Flaithbheartach sent for a marine fleet of Dal Riada to Ireland, and on their arrival they made no delay till they arrived in Inis hOinae; and there was a battle fought between Flaithbheartach with his guards and the Cianachta, and others of the Ulidians and the Cinel Eoghain; and a countless number of the Ulidians, Cinel Eoghain, and Cianachta, were cut off, together with Conchubhar, son of Loichene, and Branchu, son of Bran; and a countless number of them was drowned in the Banna, after their having been defeated.

M759.1 An céid-bhliadhain do Niall Frosach, mac Feargaile, uas Erinn h-i righe.

M759.1 The first year of Niall Frosach in sovereignty over Ireland.

M765.17 Niall Frosach, mac Ferghaile, secht m-bliadhna ós Eirinn na righ, co n-erbail i n-I Cholaim Chille aga oilithre iar n-ocht m-bliadhna iaromh.

M765.17 Niall Frosach, son of Fearghal, was seven years king over Ireland when he resigned; and he died at I Coluim Cille, on his pilgrimage eight years afterwards.

U778.7 Niall Frosach m. Ferghaile a nn-I Cholaim Chille, & Niall m. Conaill Graint rex Deisceirt Bregh, & Tuathal m. Cremhtain rex Cualand, & Flannabra rex H. Mail, & Aedh Finn m. Echdach rex Dal Riati,—omnes mortui sunt.

U778.7 Niall Frosach son of Fergal in Í Choluim Chille, and Niall son of Conall Grant, king of southern Brega, and Tuathal son of Cremthann, king of Cuala, and Flannabra, king of Uí Máil, and Aed Finn son of Echaid, king of Dál Riata—all died.

M782.13 Iomairecc .i. cath Ircora etir Chenel Conaill & Eoghain ria Maol Duin, mac Aodha Allain, in ro meabhaidh for Dhomhnall, mac Aodha Muindeirg.

M782.13 A battle (i.e. the battle of Ircoir) between the Cinel Conaill and Cinel Eoghain, in which Domhnall, son of Aedh Muindearg, was routed.

M784.9 Iomairecc Claidighe etir Cenel Eoghain & Conaill, & ro meabhaidh for Domhnall.

M784.9 The battle of Claideach, between the Cinel Eoghain and Cinel Conaill, in which Domhnall was routed.

M817.8 Iomaireacc etir Cenel Conaill & Cenel n-Eoghain, in ro marbadh Maol Bresail, mac Murchadha, tighearna Ceneoil c-Conaill, la Murchadh mac Mael Dúin.

M817.8 A battle between the Cinel Conaill and Cinel Eoghain, in which Maelbreasail, son of Murchadh, lord of Cinel Conaill, was slain by Murchadh, son of Maelduin.

M821.13 Aithrigheadh Murchadha, mic Maoile Dúin, la Niall Caille, mac Aedha Oirdnidhe, la Cenel n-Eoghain.

M821.13 The deposing of Murchadh, son of Maelduin, by Niall Caille, son of Aedh Oirdnidhe, and by the Cinel Eoghain.

M847.15 Flannaccán, mac Eatach, tigherna Dal Araidhe an Tuaisceirt, do mharbhadh la Cenel Eoghain.

M847.15 Flannagan, son of Eochaidh, lord of North Dal Araidhe, was slain by the Cinel Eoghain.

M864.3 Ro tecclomadh léirthionól an Tuaisceirt la h-Aodh f-Findliath, go ro aircc longphorta Gall gach airm h-i rabhatar isin Fochla etir Cenel Eoghain & Dál n-Araidhe, & do-beart a crodh & a n-étead, a n-édala & a n-iolmhaoine. Rangadar Goill an Cóiccidh co h-aon-mhaighin go Loch Feabhail mic Lodain. Iarna fhios d'Aodh, .i. ri Ereann, an turcomhrac eachtair-chinél sin do bheith i n-or a thíre nír bho h-eisledhach ro frestladh lais iad, uair do-roich da soighidh líon a shochraide, & ro fearadh cath ainmhín ainiarmartach etorra cechtar dá lethe. Ro sraíneadh for na Gallaibh, & ro cuireadh a n-ár. Ro tionóiled a c-cionna co h-aon-mhaighin a b-fiadhnuisi an righ, conadh dá fhichit décc cend ro comhairmheadh fiadha, do-rochair lais don chath-gleó-sin cenmota in ro créchtnaighthe díobh, & do bretha i n-othairlighibh écca lais, & ad-báithit cidh iar trioll dia n-gonaibh.

M864.3 A complete muster of the North was made by Aedh Finnliath, so that he plundered the fortresses of the foreigners, wherever they were in the North, both in Cinel Eoghain and Dal Araidhe; and he carried off their cattle and accoutrements, their goods and chattles. The foreigners of the province came together at Loch Feabhail Mic Lodain. After Aedh, King of Ireland, had learned that this gathering of strangers was on the borders of his country, he was not negligent in attending to them, for he marched towards them with all his forces; and a battle was fought fiercely and spiritedly on both sides between them. The victory was gained over the foreigners, and a slaughter was made of them. Their heads were collected to one place, in presence of the king; and twelve score heads were reckoned before him, which was the number slain by him in that battle, besides the numbers of them who were wounded and carried off by him in the agonies of death, and who died of their wounds some time afterwards.

M889.11 Cumasc & cennairrce im cincthídhis do shunnradh í n-Ard Macha eitir Cenel n-Eoghain & Ulta .i. eitir Adteid, mac Laighni, & Flaithbheartach, mac Murchadha, co ros-ettarscar Mael Brighde comharba Pátraicc iatt iaramh. Riar Maol Brighde iarsin h-i c-col einicch Pádraicc ó Choicceadh Ereann .i. ó choicceadh Uladh lá gabháil a n-aittire .i. triocha seact cumhal, & cethrar h-í c-crochadh ó Ultaibh, a coimmeit oile ó Chenel Eoghain.

M889.11 There was a conflict and dissension, about Whitsuntide, at Ard Macha, between the Cinel Eoghain and the Ulidians, i.e. between Atteidh, son of Laighne, and Flaithbheartach, son of Murchadh; but Maelbrighde, successor of Patrick, separated them afterwards. After this Maelbrighde obtained reparation for the violation of Patrick's law, from the fifth part of Ireland, i.e. from the province of Ulster, together with the delivery of their hostages, namely, thirty times seven cumhals, and four of the Ulidians to be hanged, and as many more from the Cinel Eoghain.

M896.3 Maol Breasail, mac Maol Doraidh, tighearna Ceneoil c-Conaill, do mharbhadh h-i cath Sailtin la Murchadh mac Maoile Dúin, tighearna Ceneóil Eoghain.

M896.3 Maelbreasail, son of Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel Conaill, was slain in the battle of Sailtin, by Murchadh, son of Maelduin, lord of Cinel Eoghain.

M903.8 Slóighedh la Cenel n-Eoghain .i. la Domhnall, mac Aodha, & la Niall, mac Aodha, co ro loiscceadh Tlachtgha leó.

M903.8 A hosting was made by the Cinel-Eoghain, i.e. by Domhnall, son of Aedh, and Niall, son of Aedh; and Tlachtgha was burned by them.

M941.8 Cath-raoinedh oc Tracht Mugha ria Ruaidhri Ua c-Canannáin for Cenel n-Eoghain & for Gallaibh Locha Feabhail, in ro marbhadh trí chéd do Chenél Eoghain & do Gallaibh im Maol Ruanaidh, mac Flaind ríoghdhamhna An Tuaisceirt.

M941.8 A victory was gained at Tracht-Mugha, by Ruaidhri Ua Canannain, over the Cinel-Eoghain and the foreigners of Loch-Feabhail, where three hundred of the Cinel-Eoghain and foreigners were slain, together with Maelruanaidh, son of Flann, heir apparent of the North.

M957.11 Creach-shluaighedh Insi Eanaigh la Ferghal ua Ruairc, & maidhm Maighe Itha, dú i t-torchair Aodh, mac Flaithbheartaigh, righdhomhna Cenel Eoghain.

M957.11 A plundering army was led to Inis-Eanaigh by Fearghal Ua Ruairc; and the battle of Magh-Itha was gained, wherein Aedh, son of Flaithbheartach, heir apparent of Cinel-Eoghain, was slain.

M962.9 Furadhrán, mac Bece, tighearna Derlais, do mharbhadh la Cenel Eoghain.

M962.9 Furadhran, son of Bece, lord of Dearlas, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain.

M965.11 Cath Formaoile oc Raith Bicc ria Cenel Eoghain for Chenél Conaill, dú i t-torchair Maoil íosa Ua Canannáin, tighearna Cenél Conaill, & Murchertach ua Taidhg, ríoghdhamhna Connacht go sochaidhib aile amaille friu.

M965.11 The battle of Formaeil, at Rath-beg, was gained by the Cinel-Eoghain over the Cinel-Conaill, where Maelisa Ua Canannain, lord of Cinel-Conaill, and Muircheartach Ua-Taidhg, royal heir to Connaught, were slain, together with many others.

T988.2 Laidhgnen mac Cerbaill rí Fernnmuighe do marbad for lár Trin Aird Macha la mac Conaíng & o Cenel n-Eoghain.

M1001.14 Sloichcedh lá Brian co n-Gallaibh, co Laichcnibh, & co f-Feruibh Mumhan co h-Ath Luain, co ro h-einirtnicchedh lais Ui Néill an Deisceirt, & Connachta, co ro gaibh a n-gialla. Do-dheachaidh Brian & Maol Seachlainn iarsin co f-Feraibh Ereann iompu etir Fhiora Midhe, Connachtaibh, Muimhnechaibh, Laighniu, & Gallaibh, go rangattar Dun Dealga i Conaillibh Murteimhne. Do-riacht Aodh, mac Domhnaill ui Néill, ríoghdhamhna Ereann, Eochaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Uladh, co n-Ultoibh, go Cenel Conaill, & Eoghain, & co n-Airghiallaibh ina n-dáil gusan maighin chédna, & nís-relccsetar secha sein, co ro sccarsat fo osadh, gan giallaibh, gan gabhail, gan oirccne gan aittíre.

M1001.14 A hosting by Brian, with the foreigners, Leinstermen, and Munstermen, to Ath-Luain, so that he weakened the Ui-Neill of the South and the Connaughtmen, and took their hostages. After this Brian and Maelseachlainn, accompanied by the men of Ireland, as well Meathmen, Connaughtmen, Munstermen, and Leinstermen, as the foreigners, proceeded to Dun-Dealgan, in Conaille-Muirtheimhne. Aedh, son of Domhnall Ua Neill, heir apparent to the sovereignty of Ireland, and Eochaidh, son of Ardghar, King of Ulidia, with the Ulidians, Cinel-Conaill, Cinel-Eoghain, and Airghialla, repaired to the same place to meet them, and did not permit them to advance further, so that they separated in peace, without hostages or booty, spoils or pledges.

M1003.12 Cath Craoibhe Tulcha ettir Ultaibh & Cenel n-Eoghain, co raoimhidh for Ultaibh. Do-cher ann Eochaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Uladh, & Dubh Tuinne a bhráthair, & da mac Eochadha .i. Cú Dúiligh, & Domhnall, Gairbhidh, tigherna Ua n-Eathach, Giolla Páttraic, mac Tomaltaigh, Cumuscach, mac Flaithrai, Dubh Slanga, mac Aedha, Cathal, mac Etroch, Conene, mac Muirchertaigh, & forgla Uladh archena, & ro siacht an iomghuin co Dún Eathach, & co Druim Bó. Donnchadh ua Loingsich, tigherna Dail Araidhe, & rioghdhamhna Uladh, do mharbhadh arnabhárach la Cenel n-Eoghain. Aodh, mac Domhnaill uí Néill, tighearna Oiligh, & rioghdhamhna Ereann do thuitim h-i frithghuin an chatha, isin cúicceadh bliadhain décc a fhlaithesa, & in naomhadh bliadhain fichet a aoisi.

M1003.12 The battle of Craebh-tulcha, between the Ulidians and the Cinel-Eoghain, in which the Ulidians were defeated. In this battle were slain Eochaidh, son of Ardghair, King of Ulidia, and Dubhtuinne, his brother; and the two sons of Eochaidh, i.e. Cuduiligh and Domhnall; Gairbhidh, lord of Ui-Eathach; Gillapadraig, son of Tomaltach; Cumuscach, son of Flathrai; Dubhshlangha, son of Aedh; Cathal, son of Etroch; Conene, son of Muircheartach; and the most part of the Ulidians in like manner; and the battle extended as far as Dun-Eathach and Druim-bo. Donnchadh Ua Loingsigh, lord of Dal-Araidhe, and royal heir of Ulidia, was slain on the following day by the Cinel-Eoghain. Aedh, son of Domhnall Ua Neill, lord of Oileach, and heir apparent to the sovereignty of Ireland, fell in the heat of the conflict, in the fifteenth year of his reign, and the twenty-ninth of his age.

M1004.9 Slóigheadh lá Brian, mac Cindeidigh co f-Feraibh Deisceirt Ereann imme co Cenel n-Eoghain & co h-Ultoiph, do chuinghidh giall. As eadh lodar dar Midhe co m-battar aidhche i t-Tailltin. Lotar iaromh co m-báttar sechtmhuin occ Ard Macha, co farcaibh Brian xx uncca d'ór for altóir Arda Macha. Lotar iar sin i n-Dail n-Araidhe, co tucsat aittire Dal n-Araidhe, & Dál Fiatach archena.

M1004.9 A hosting by Brian, son of Ceinneidigh, with the men of the south of Ireland, into Cinel-Eoghain and Ulidia, to demand hostages. They proceeded through Meath, where they remained a night at Tailltin. They afterwards marched northwards, and remained a week at Ard-Macha; and Brian left twenty ounces of gold as an offering upon the altar of Ard-Macha. After that they went into Dal-Araidhe, and carried off the pledges of the Dal-Araidhe and Dal-Fiatach in general.

M1005.7 Echmhilidh ua h-Aitidhe, tigherna Ua n-Eathach, do mharbhadh lá h-Ultaibh féisin.

Sliocht liubhair Cluana Mic Nóis, & liubhair an Oilén .i. Oilen na Naomh for Loch Ribh.

Mór-shluaiccheadh Fer n-Ereann lá Brian, mac Cinnéittigh, do chuinghidh giall co Cenel Conaill & Eoghain. As edh lotar dar lár Connacht for Eas Ruaidh, dar lár Tíre Conaill, tria Cenel n-Eoghain, for Fertais Camsa i n-Dal Riada & i n-Dal n-Araidhe, i n-Ultaibh, i Conaille Muirthemhne co t-torrachtattar im Lucchnasadh co Bealach Dúin. Lottar imorro Laighin dar Bregha fodheas dia

t-tír, & Gaill for muir timcheall tair dia n-Dún. Muimhnigh imorro, & Osraighe, & Connachta iar fut Mídhe siar dochum a tíre. Ro ghiallsat, imorro Ulaidh dond fhecht-sa, acht ní tucsat géill Conaill & Eoghain.

M1005.7 Echmhilidh Ua hAitidhe, lord of Ui-Eathach, was slain by the Ulidians themselves.

Extract from the Book of Cluain-mic-Nois, and the Book of the Island, i.e. the Island of the Saints, in Loch Ribh.

A great army was led by Brian, son of Ceinneidigh, into Cinel-Conaill and Cinel-Eoghain, to demand hostages. The route they took was through the middle of Connaught, over Eas-Ruaidh, through the middle of Tir-Conaill, through Cinel-Eoghain, over Feartas Camsa, into Dal-Riada, into Dal-Araidhe, into Ulidia, into Conaille-Muirtheimhne; and they arrived, about Lammas, at Bealach-duin. The Leinstermen then proceeded southwards across Breagha to their territory, and the foreigners by sea round eastwards southwards? to their fortress. The Munstermen also and the Osraighi went through Meath westwards to their countries. The Ulidians rendered hostages on this occasion; but they Brian Borumha and his party did not obtain the hostages of the races of Conall and Eoghan.

M1009.13 Slóighedh lá Brian co Claonloch Sléibhe Fuait, co rucc aittire Cenél Eoghain & Uladh.

M1009.13 An army was led by Brian to Claenloch of Sliabh-Fuaid, and he obtained the hostages of the Cinel-Eoghain and Ulidians.

M1010.10 Oenghus ua Lapáin, tigherna Cenél n-Enda, do mharbhadh lá Cenel n-Eoghain na h-Insi.

M1010.10 Oenghus Ua Lapain, lord of Cinel-Enda, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain of the Island.

M1016.8 Ferghal, mac Domhnaill, mic Conchobhair, ríoghdhamhna Ailigh, do mharbhadh lá Cenel Eoghain fadhéin.

M1016.8 Fearghal, son of Domhnall, son of Conchobhar, royal heir of Aileach, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain themselves.

M1018.8 Dá mac Maoil Seachloinn, mic Maol Ruanaidh, Ardghar, & Ardchú, dá ríghdhamhna Oiligh do mharbhadh lá Cenél Eoghain fádhéin.

M1018.8 Two sons of Maelseachlainn, son of Maelruanaidh, Ardghar and Ardchu, both royal heirs of Aileach, were killed by the Cinel-Eoghain themselves.

LC1017.2 Fergal mac
18] Domnaill mic Conchobair, rídhamna Ailig, do mharbhadh
19] o Cénel Eogain féin.

LC1017.2 Ferghal, son of Domhnall, son of Conchobhar,
20] royal heir of Ailech, was slain by the Cenel-Eoghain
21] themselves.

LC1018.3 Slóigedh
6] la Cénel Eogain go Cill Fábhric, gur marbhsat droing
7] mhóir, & co b-fharguibhsat Gilla Crist mac Conaing
8] mic Conghalaig, muire Cloinne Sinaich.

LC1018.3 A
7] hosting by the Cenel-Eoghain to Cill-Fabhrich, when
8] they killed a great number, and lost Gillachrist, son of
9] Conaing, son of Conghalach, steward of Clann-Sinnaigh.

LC1027.5 Crech la Cénel n-Eogain a n-Ulltoib, co tucsat bóroma mhóir
17] leó.

LC1027.5 A predatory
24] expedition by the Cenel-Eoghain into Ulidia, and they
25] brought with them a great prey of cows.

M1027.11 Creach lá Cenél Eoghain for Ultoibh, co t-tuccsat bóromha mhór.

M1027.11 A depredation was committed by the Cinel-Eoghain upon the Ulidians; and they carried off a great prey of cattle.

LC1028.6 Crech lá Cénel
2] Eogain a tír Conaill, co tucsat gabhála mora leó.

LC1028.6 A preying expedition by the Cenel-Eoghain
2] into Tir Conaill, where they carried off great
3] spoils.

M1043.10 Maidhm for Chenel c-Conaill ria c-Cenel Eoghain i t-Termonn Dá Bheoc.

M1043.10 A victory was gained by the Cinel-Conaill, over the Cinel-Eoghain, at Tearmann-Dabheoc.

LC1043.7 A victory was gained over the Cenel-Conaill,
13] by the Cenel-Eoghain, at Termon-Dábheóg.

T1043.7 Maidm for Cenel Conaill ria Cenel n-Eoghain a Termund Da Beocc.

M1047.10 Sluaicchedh la Niall, mac Mail Seachlainn, co Cenél n-Eoghain & co n-Airghiallaibh, i m-Breghaibh, go ro mharbhsat Madadhán h-ua h-Ifernain toiseach Cloinne Creccain.

M1047.10 An army was led by Niall, son of Maelseachlainn, with the Cinel-Eoghain and Airghialla, into Breagha, where they slew Madadhan Ua hIffernain, chief of Clann-Creccain.

M1050.15 Dubh Da Leithe, comharba Phátraic, for cuairt Cenél Eoghain, & do-bhert trí chéd bó uadhaibh.

M1050.15 Dubhdalethe, successor of Patrick, made a visitation of Cinel-Eoghain, and brought three hundred cows from them.

M1050.23 Dubh Da Lethe for cuaird Chenel n-Eoghain co t-tuc trí céd bó uadhaibh.

M1050.23 Dubhdalethe made a visitation of Cinel-Eoghain, and brought three hundred cows from thence.

LC1059.4 Creach
10] la h-Ardghar Mhág Lachlainn co Cenel Eogain, a n-Dal
11] Araidhe, co d-tucsat borumha mhor, & da ced duine
12] edir mharbhad & erghabail.

LC1059.4 A preying expedition
12] by Ardghar Mac Lachlainn, with the Cenel-Eoghain,
13] into Dal-Araidhe, when they carried off a great cattle
14] spoil, and killed or captured two hundred persons.

M1064.9 Diarmaid Ua Lorcáin, ríoghdhamhna Laighen, do mharbhadh lá Cenel Eoghain.

M1064.9 Diarmaid Ua Lorcain, royal heir of Leinster, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain.

LC1064.4 Diarmaid .H. Lorcain, ridhamna Laighen, do mharbad la
18] Cenel Eogain a n-Ulltoib.

LC1064.4 Diarmaid Ua Lorcain, royal heir of Laighen
23] was slain by the Cenel-Eoghain, in Uladh.

LC1065.3 Aodh .H. h-Ualghaircc do ghabail righe Ceneoil
2] Eogain.

LC1065.3 Aedh, grandson of Ualgharg, assumed the kingship
2] of Cenel-Eoghain.

LC1065.7 Echmhilidh .H. h-Aitheid,
9] ri .H. n-Echach, do marbad do Cenel Eogain.

LC1065.7 Echmhilidh Ua
10] hAitheidh, king of Uí-Echach, was slain by the
11] Cenel-Eoghain.

M1065.7 Echmhilidh Ua h-Aiteidh, tigherna Ua n-Eathach, do mharbhadh lá Cenél Eoghain.

M1065.7 Echmhilidh Ua hAiteidh, lord of Ui-Eathach, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain.

LC1077.4 Maidhm na Maoile Derge for Feruibh Manach ria Cénel
2] n-Eogain Tealcha óg, dú i torcradar ile.

LC1077.4 The victory of the

1] Maelderg was gained over the Feara-Manach, by the
2] Cenel-Eoghain of Telach-óg, in which many were slain.

M1078.3 Conchobhar Ua Briain, tigherna Ceneóil n-Eoghain & Tealcha Occ do mharbhadh la Cenel m-Bindigh Glinne.

M1078.3 Conchobhar Ua Briain, lord of Cinel-Eoghain and Tealach-Og, was slain by the Cinel-mBinnigh of the valley.


8] Domnall mac mic Tigernáin, ri Conmaicne, do mharbadh.
9] Cathal mac Domnaill, rí chénel n-Enda, do mharbadh la
10] Cénel Eogain na h-Innsi.

LC1078.4 Domhnall,
10] grandson of Tighernan, king of Conmaicne, was slain.
11] Cathal, son of Domhnall, king of Cenel-Enna, was killed
12] by the Cenel-Eoghain of the Island.

M1078.5 Cathal, mac Domhnaill, tigherna Cenel Enda, do mharbhadh la Cenel n-Eoghain na h-Innsi.

M1078.5 Cathal, son of Domhnall, lord of Cinel-Enda, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain of the island.


8] Domnall .H. Lochlainn do ghabhail righe Chénel Eogain.
9] Crech rígh lais ar Conaillaib Muirtheimhne, co tuc
10] bóruma mhór, & go d-tárradh tuarusdal mor don
11] chreich sin d' fheruibh Fernmhuighe.


8] Domhnall Ua Lochlainn assumed the sovereignty of Cenel-Eoghain,
10] and made a royal predatory expedition into
11] Conaille-Muirtheimhne, whence he carried off a great
12] spoil of cattle; and liberal pay was given to the men of
13] Fernmhagh on this expedition.

M1083.6 Domhnall Ua Lochlainn do gabháil ríghe Cenéil Eoghain, & slóighedh ríogh lais h-i c-Conaillibh, co t-tucc bóromha mhór, & co t-taratt tuarustal don t-sluaighedh-sin do Feraibh Fernmhaighe.

M1083.6 Domhnall Ua Lochlainn assumed the kingship of the Cinel-Eoghain, and made a royal hosting into Conaille Muirtheimhne, whence he carried off a great spoil of cattle. He took the men of Fearnmhagh into his pay on this expedition.

T1091.9 Donn Sleibe h-Úa Eochadha, nó comad h-e Donncadh mac Duinn Shlébe, rí Ulad, occisus est o Cenel Eoghain, maille re h-urmor Ceneoil Eogain lais. rí Ulad

M1092.16 Domhnall, son of Amhalghaidh, successor of Patrick, made a visitation of Cinel-Eoghain, and obtained his demand.

M1092.16 Domhnall mac Amhalgadha, comhorba Phátraicc for cuairt Cenel n-Eoghain, co t-tug a réir.

M1092.16 Domhnall, son of Amhalghaidh, successor of Patrick, made a visitation of Cinel-Eoghain, and obtained his demand.

M1094.2 Fir Ereann do coimhthriall go h-Ath Cliath .i. Muirchertach Ua Briain co f-Feraibh Mumhan co n-Osraighibh & Laighnibh, Domhnall, mac meic Lochlainn, rí Oiligh co c-Cenel Conaill, & Eoghain, Domhnall, mac Flaind, rí Temhrach, co Feraibh Midhe, Donnchadh Ua h-Eochadha, co n-Ultaibh, & Gofraidh, tigherna Gall & Atha Cliath, co nochat long leis. Tángattar an lucht anoir go Maigh Laighen, co ro loiscset Uachtar Áird, & co raímhidh bán-mhaidhm mór for Feraibh Mumhan, Laighnibh, & Osraighibh reampa. Iompoit iar sin Ulaidh, ár nír bhó h-adhlaic leó Laighin do indriudh. Im-soiset iarsin Fir Mhúmhan soir doridhisi, & ro iondarbhsat Gofraidh a h-Ath Cliath, & ro aithríoghsat rí Temhrach .i. Domhnall, & ro iondarbhsat é i n-Oirghiallaibh iar n-iompódh do Fheraibh Midhe fair.

Do-dheochaidh iarsin Ua Maoilsechlainn uathadh m-becc atuaidh co ra ghaibh ba Luighni, & Airthir Mídhe uile, rugsat Luighni & Airther Midhe fair, & amhsa rígh Mumhan oc Loch Lebhind, co t-tarrus eittir na bú & an lorcc, & ro h-imredh eccomhlann fair la a mhuinntir feisin .i. mac Meic Aighennáin cona shochraitte, & do-chear leó a r-rí budhdein .i. Domhnall mac Flaind, & Giolla Énáin Mag Lughadha, isin cnoc uas Fabhair Feichin.

M1094.2 The men of Ireland collected to Dublin, namely, Muircheartach Ua Briain, with Munstermen, the Osraighi, and the Leinstermen; Domhnall, the son of Mac Lochlainn, King of Oileach, with the Cinel-Conaill and Cinel-Eoghain; Domhnall, son of Flann, King of Teamhair, with the men of Meath; Donnchadh Ua hEochadha, with the Ulidians; and Godfrey, lord of the foreigners and of Ath-cliath, with ninety ships. These proceeded from the East to Magh-Laighean, and they burned Uachtar-ard, and routed the men of Munster, Leinster, and Osraighe, who fled, without spilling blood. After this the Ulstermen returned home, for they did not wish to plunder Leinster. The men of Munster after this went eastwards again, and expelled Godfrey from Ath-cliath, and deposed the King of Teamhair, i.e. Domhnall Ua Maelseachlainn, and banished him into Oirghialla, the men of Meath having turned against him. After this Ua Maelseachlainn set out with a small party from the North, and seized the cows of Luighne and of all East Meath; but the people of Luighne and East Meath, and the soldiers of the King of Munster, overtook him at Loch Lebhinn, and got between the cows and the troop; and he was unfairly overwhelmed in battle by his own people, i.e. the son of Mac Aighennnain and his troop; and their own king was slain by them, i.e. Domhnall, son of Flann, and also Gilla-Enain, son of Lughaidh, on the hill over Fobhar-Feichin.

M1098.11 Maidhm Feirtsi Súilighe for Chenél Conaill ria c-Cenéll n-Eoghain in ro marbhadh Ua Tairceart .i. Eccertach, go sochaidhibh oile.

M1098.11 The battle of Fearsat-Suilighe was gained over the Cinel-Conaill by the Cinel-Eoghain, in which Ua Taircheirt, i.e. Eigceartach, was slain, with a number of others.

LC1098.4 Maidhm Fersde Súilidhe for Cenel
14] Conaill ria Cenél n-Eogain, dú i d-torchair Ecertach
15] .H. Taircert, et alii multi.

LC1098.3 The victory
15] of Fersad-Suilidhe was gained over the Cenel-Conaill by
16] the Cenel-Eoghain, in which fell Ecertach Ua Tairchert,
17] et alii multi.

LC1099.5 Sloiged la Domnall
23] Mhág Lachlainn & la tuaiscert Erenn i n-Ulltoibh.
24] Ulaidh dono ig Croibh thelcha ar a gcinn, a b-fhoslongpuirt.
25] Cómhroicit a n-dí mharcslúagh. Maidhis for mharcshlúaigh
26] Uladh, & marbhtar .H. h-Amhráin ann. Fágbhuid Ulaid
27] iarsin an longport, & loiscit Cenel n-Eogain é, &
28] tescuit croibh thelcha. Do berar dhóibh dhá eidire iarsin,
29] & comarba Comhgaill a laimh fria dhá aidere ele.

LC1099.5 A hosting by Domhnall
26] Mac Lachlainn and the men of the North of Erinn, into Ulidia.
27] The Ulidians, however, were before them at Craebh-thelcha,
28] in a camp. Their two cavalry hosts engage. The
29] cavalry host of Ulidia is defeated, and Ua hAmhrain is slain
30] there. The Ulidians afterwards abandon the camp, and
31] the Cenel-Eoghain burn it, and cut down Craebh-thelcha.
32] Two hostages are subsequently given to them, and the
33] comarb of Comhghall as security for two other hostages.

LC1102.4 Sloiged lá Cenel n-Eogain co Magh Cobha.

LC1102.4 A hosting by the
22] Cenel-Eoghain to Magh-Cobha.

LC1103.3 Cogad mor etir Cenel nEogain & Ullta, co tánic
4] Muircertach O Briain co Feruibh Muman, & Laigen,
5] & Ossraighe, & go maithibh Connacht, & go
6] b-Feruibh Midhi, im a ríghuibh, go Magh Cobha, d' fhóiridhin
7] Uladh. Dolodar uile diblínuibh go machaire Aird
8] Macha, .i. co Cill na Cornaire, combadar sechtmhuin
9] a b-forbhuisi for Ard Macha. Domnall Mhág Lachlainn
10] go d-tuaiscert Erenn fris in ré a n-Ibh Bressail
11] Macha, aghaid in aghaid friu. O rob tuirrsech
12] thrá fir Muman, do luidh Muircertach co h-Aonach
13] Macha, & co h-Emhuin Macha, & timchell do Ard
14] Macha, co b-fhárguibh ocht nuinge óir forsan altóir
15] & gurro gheall ocht .xx. bó; & inntais arís co
16] Magh Cobha, & faghbhus Laighnigh & sochaide d-Feruibh
17] Muman ann; & do chóidh féin, imorro, ar creich
18] a n-Dál Araidhe, co b-fharguibh Donnchad mac Toirrdhealbaigh
19] ann, & mac h-I Concobair, rí Ciarraighe,
20] & .H. Beóain, et alii optimi. Do luidh Domhnall
21] Mhág Lachlainn, co maithib Ceneoil Conuill & Eogain,
22] & an tuaisceirt uile ime, co Magh Cobha, for ammus
23] Laigen. Teguid imorro Laigne, & Ossraighe, &
24] fir Muman, & Gaill amail robhádar, ina n-aghaid;
25] & feruid cath, .i. a noín Aughust, & a Cedaoin ar
26] aoí laithe sechtmhuine, & in nomad .xx. désca, &
27] ant ochtmad lo iar toighecht do Macha ro feradh in cath
28] sin. Maidhid trá for Leth Modha, & láitter a
29] nár, & ár Laigen im Muirchertach mac Gilla Cholmóg,
30] & im dhá .H. Lorcáin, & im Muircertach mac mic
31] Gormain, et alii; & ár .H. Cinnsealaigh im dha mhac

1] Máil Mhordha, & im .H. Riain .i. rí .H. n-Dróna, et
2] alíí; ár Ossraighe, im Gilla Patraic rúad, rí Ossraighe,
3] & im righraidh Ossraighe airchena; ár Gall Atha
4] Cliát im Trosdán mac Erec, & im Pol Adhmann,
5] & im Beollán Armann, et alii; ár fer Muman
6] im dhá .H. Bric .i. dá ridhamhna na n-Déisi, & im
7] .H. b-Failbhe, .i. rídhamhna Corca Dhuibhne, & erre
8] Laigen, .i. im. H. Muireghaigh, .i. ri Ciarraighe, cona
9] mac, et alii multi optimi quos causa breuitatis scribere
10] pretermisimus.


4] A great war between the Cenel-Eoghain and the
5] Ulidians, when Muirchertach O'Briain came with the men
6] of Mumha, and Laighen, and Osraighe, and with the nobles
7] of Connacht, and with the men of Midhe, together with
8] their kings, to Magh-Cobha, to assist the Ulidians. They
9] all went, respectively, to Machaire-Aird-Macha, i.e. to
10] Cill-na-Cornaire, where they were a week laying siege to
11] Ard-Macha. Domhnall Mac Lachlainn, with the men of
12] the North of Erinn, was during the time in Uí-Bresail-Macha,
13] confronting them. When, however, the men of
14] Mumha were weary, Muirchertach proceeded to Aenach-Macha,
15] and to Emhain-Macha, and round to Ard-Macha,
16] when he left eight ounces of gold upon the altar, and promised
17] eight score cows; and he turned back to Magh-Cobha,
18] and left there the Lagenians, and a multitude of
19] the men of Mumha; and he himself went, moreover, on a
20] predatory expedition into Dal-Araidhe, where he lost
21] Donnchadh, son of Toirdhealbhach, and the son of Ua
22] Conchobhair, king of Ciarraighe, and Ua Beóain, et alii
23] optimi. Domhnall Mac Lachlainn, accompanied by the
24] chieftans of Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain, and of the
25] whole North, went to Magh-Cobha, to attack the Lagenians.
26] The Lagenians, however, and the Osraighe, and the men
27] of Mumha, and the Foreigners, such as they were, came
28] to meet him and a battle was fought: viz., on the nones
29] of August, and on Wednesday, as regards the day of the
30] week, and on the 29th of the moon, and on the eighth
31] day after coming to Macha, this battle was fought. The
32] men of Leth-Mogha were defeated, and a slaughter of
33] them was committed, and a slaughter of the Lagenians, with
34] Muirchertach Mac Gillacholmog, and with two Ua Lorcains,
35] and with Muirchertach, son of Mac Gormain, et alii;
36] and a slaughter of the Uí-Ceinnsealaigh, with two sons of

1] Maelmordha, and with Ua Riain, i.e. king of Uí-Drona,
2] et alii; a slaughter of the Osraighe, with Gillapatraic
3] Ruadh, king of Osraighe and with the chieftains of
4] Osraighe likewise; a slaughter of the Foreigners of Ath-cliath,
5] with Trosdan, son of Eric, and, with Pol Adhmann,
6] and with Beollan Armann, et alii; a slaughter of the
7] men of Mumha, with two Ua Brics, i.e. two royal heirs of
8] the Deisi, and with Ua-Failbhe i.e. royal heir of Corca-Dhuibhne,
9] and a dynast of Laighen, i.e. with Ua Muireghaigh,
10] i.e. king of Ciarraighe, together with his son; et
11] alii multi optimi quos causa brevitatis scribere praetermisimus.

LC1103.4 Ternatar Cenel n-Eogain &
11] maite Cenél Conaill & an tuaisceirt árchéna, co
12] coscur mór, & ce séduib imdhaib, imón pupuill
13] ríghdha, & imon camlinne, & im fhéduibh imdhuibh
14] airchena.

12] The Cenel-Eoghain, and the nobles of Cenel-Conaill
13] and of the North likewise, returned with great
14] spoils, and with numerous treasures, including the royal
15] pavilion, and the standard and many precious things
16] besides.

M1103.10 Coccadh mór etir Cenel Eoghain & Ulta, co t-táinic Muirchertach Ua Briain co f-Feraibh Mumhan, co Laighnibh, co n-Osraighibh, co maithibh Connacht, & co f-Feraibh Midhe immo ríoghaibh co Magh Cobha h-i foirithin Uladh. Do-lotar uile dibhlinibh co machaire Arda Macha .i. co Cill na c-Cornaire, co m-battar sechtmhain a b-forbhaisi for Ard Macha. Domhnall, mac mic Lachlainn, co t-Tuaiscert Ereann frisan ré-sin i n-Uibh Bresail Macha aghaidh i n-aghaidh friu, ar na ro léigeadh do cheithre choigheadhaibh Ereann foghail no díbherg do dhenamh ní as uille isin chúigeadh. O robtar toirsigh tra Fir Mumhan do-luidh Muirchertach go h-Aonach Macha co h-Emhain, & timcheall do Ard Macha co f-fargoibh ocht n-unga óir fórsan altoir, & ro gheall ocht fichit bó, & iompais co Magh Cobha dorídhisi, & fágbhais Cúiccedh Laighen, agus sochaidhe d'Feraibh Mumhan annsin. Do-dheachaidh féin iaramh for creich i n-Dál Araidhe, & rí Midhe, & rí Connacht, & ro marbhadh Donnchadh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh Ui Bhriain don turus-sin, & mac Uí Conchobhair Ciarraighe, & Peta Demhain h-Ua Beoain, & Donn Cuan h-Ua Duibhcind agus drong mhór oile do shaor-chlandaibh amaille friú. Do-luidh Domhnall Ua Lochlainn co c-Clandaibh Néill an Tuaisceirt i Maigh Cobha for amus longpuirt Laighen. Tionóilitt imorro Laighin, & Osraighe, & Fir Mumhan, & Gaill an líon ro bháttar, & feraitt cath cródha for Maigh Cobha dia Cédaoin in Nóin Auguist isin ochtmhadh ló iar t-tocht don Mhacha. Ro meabhaidh tra for Leth Mhodha, & ro ládh a n-ár .i. ar Laighen im Muirchertach, Mac Giolla Mo Cholmocc, ri Laighean, im dha Ua Lorcáin .i. Murchadh righ Ua Muiredhaigh cona bhráthair, & im Muirchertach, Mac Gormáin, co n-druing móir oile cénmothát sidhe. Ar Ua c-Ceinnsealaigh im dhá mac Maoil Mhórdha, & im Ua Riain, tigherna Ua n-Dróna, & araill eile bheós. Ar Osraighe im Giolla Pháttraicc Ruadh, tighearna Osraighe, & im maithibh Osraighe archena. Ar Gall Atha Cliath, im Torstan mac Eric, & im Pól mac Amaind, & im Beollán Armunn co n-druing dírímhe oile. Ar Fer Mumhan im dá Ua Bric .i. dá thanaisi na n-Déisi, & im Ua Failbhe .i. ríogh-dhamhna Corca Duibhne, & eri Laighen, im Ua Muiredhaigh, tigherna Ciarraighe cona mac, & sochaidhe oile do shaor-chlandaibh ro badh eimhilt d'áiremh. Do-dheochattar Clanna Néill an Tuaisceirt .i. Cenel Eoghan & Cenel Conaill, co m-buaidh & cosccar dia n-dúinibh co sédaibh somhaoinech, & co n-édalaibh iomdhaibh imon pupall ríoghdha, & im camlinne, & im shédaibh soinemhlaibh archena.

M1103.10 A great war broke out between the Cinel-Eoghain and the Ulidians; and Muircheartach Ua Briain, with the men of Munster, Leinster, and Osraighe, and with the chiefs of Connaught, and the men of Meath, with their kings, proceeded to Magh-Cobha, to relieve the Ulidians. Both parties went all into Machaire-Arda-Macha, i.e. to Cill-na-gCornaire, and were for a week laying siege to, Ard-Macha. Domhnall, grandson of Lochlainn, with the people of the north of Ireland, was during this time in Ui-Breasail-Macha, confronting, them face to face, so that he prevented the people of the four provinces of Ireland from committing depredation or aggression any further in the province. When the men of Munster were wearied, Muircheartach proceeded to Aenach-Macha, to Eamhain, and round to Ard-Macha, and left eight ounces of gold upon the altar, and promised eight score cows, and returned to Magh-Cobha, and left the people of the province of Leinster and numbers of the men of Munster there. He himself afterwards set out on a predatory excursion into Dal-Araidhe, with the King of Meath and the King of Connaught; and Donnchadh, son of Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, was slain on this expedition, as were the son of Ua Conchobhair Ciarraighe, Peatadeamhain Ua Beoain, Donncuan Ua Duibhcinn, and a great many others of the nobility along with them. Domhnall Ua Lochlainn, with the Clanna-Neill of the North, proceeded to Magh-Cobha, to attack the camp of the Leinstermen; and the Leinstermen, the Osraighi, and the Munstermen, assembled together all the forces they had, and fought a spirited battle in Magh-Cobha, on Tuesday, the Nones of August, on the eight day after their coming into that plain. The people of Leath-Mhogha were, however, defeated, and slaughter made of them, viz. the slaughter of the Leinstermen, with Muircheartach Mac Gillamocholmog, King of Leinster, with the two Ua Lorcains, i.e. Murchadh, King of Ui-Muireadhaigh, and his brother, and with Muircheartach Mac Gormain, with a great number of others besides them; the slaughter of the Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, together with the two sons of Maelmordha, and Rian, lord of Ui-Drona, and many others also; the slaughter of the Osraighi in general, with Gillaphadraig Ruadh and the chieftains of Osraighe; the slaughter of the foreigners of Ath-cliath, with Thorstan, son of Eric, with Pol, son of Amann, and Beollan, son of Armunn, with a countless number of others; the slaughter of the men of Munster, with the two Ua Brics, i.e. two tanists of the Deisi; and with Ua Failbhe, Tanist of Corca-Dhuibhne and Erri of Leinster; with Ua Muireadhaigh, lord of Ciarraighe, with his son, and many others of the nobility, which it would be tediousto enumerate. The Clanna-Neill of the North, namely, the Cinel-Eoghain and Cinel-Conaill, returned to their forts victoriously ancl triumphantly, with valuable jewels and much wealth, together with the royal tent, the standard, and many other precious jewels.


19] Cellach, comarba Patraic, for cuairt Cenel Eogain,
20] cedna cur, go d-tuc a óghréir, .i. bó gacha seisir, no agh
21] n-dára gacha trír, no leth unga gacha ceathrair, la taobh
22] n-ídhbart nimdha olchena.

LC1106.2 Ceallach,
21] comarb of Patrick, went on the visitation of Cenel-Eoghain,
22] for the first time, and he obtained his full demand,
23] viz.:—a cow for every six persons, or an in-calf heifer
24] for every three, or half an ounce for every four, in addition
25] to many offerings besides.


9] Sloiged lá Domnall Mhág Lachlainn go d-tuaiscert Erenn
10] uime, co Sliabh Fuaid; gonderna Cellach, comarba
11] Patraic, síth bhlíadhna etir O m-Briain & Mág
12] Lachlainn, go n-deachadar tuaiscert Erenn iarsin, im
13] Conall & im Eogan, go Mad .H. m-Bresail, for
14] ammus Uladh badar a Magh Cobha, go d-tardsat
15] Uladh na teora gialla ro thoghsad fein doibh.

10] A hosting by Domhnall Mac Lachlainn accompanied by the
11] men of the North of Erinn, to Sliabh-Fuaid; but Ceallach,
12] comarb of Patrick, made a year's peace between O'Briain
13] and Mac Lachlainn; and the men of the North of Erinn,
14] together with the Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain, went
15] afterwards to Magh-Uí-Bresail, to attack the Ulidians
16] who were in Magh-Cobha but the Ulidians gave them
17] the three hostages whom they themselves selected.

LC1113.4 Slóigedh
7] la Domnall Mag Lachlainn go maithibh Ceneóil Conaill
8] & Eogain, & Airghiall, go Glionn righe, gurro
9] ionnarbsat Donnchad a righe n-Uladh, & gurro
10] rannsat Ulltu etir .H. Mathghamna & maca Duinn
11] Slebhe. Dál n-Araidhe, imorro, & I Echach aige
12] féin.

LC1113.4 A hosting by Domhnall Mac
9] Lachlainn, with the nobles of Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain,
10] and the Airghialla, to Glenn-Righe; and they
11] expelled Donnchadh from the sovereignty of Uladh, and
12] divided Uladh between Ua Mathghamhna and the sons of
13] Donnsleibhe; but Dal-Araidhe and Uí-Echach were retained
14] by himself.

LC1113.6 Slóigedh ele la Domhnall
15] Mhág Lachlainn, go g-Conallchaib & Eoghanchaibh &
16] Airghiall, go Magh Cobha mur an cedna, d' fhóiridhin Uladh,
17] go raibhe imnessa catha etorra, gurro edarscar
18] comarba Patraic fo ghné shíthe.

LC1113.6 Another hosting
17] by Domhnall Mac Lachlainn, with the men of Cenel-Conall
18] and of Cenel-Eoghain, and the Airghialla, to Magh-Cobha
19] likewise, to aid the Ulidians; and there was a danger of
20] battle between them, until the comarb of Patrick separated
21] them under the semblance of peace.


22] Domhnall Mhág Lachlainn go maithibh thuaiscert Erenn
23] .i. Conaill & Eogain & Airgíall, co Cluain
24] Caoin a b-fheruibh Rois, go m-badar fri ré mhíoss cinn
25] comair fri roile, conderna Cellach, comarba Patraic,
26] gus an m-Bachuill Iossa, síth bhliadna etorra.

LC1113.9 Domhnall Mac Lachlainn, with the nobles of the
26] North of Erinn, viz.:—of the Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain,
27] and Airghialla, proceeded to Cluain-caein, in
28] Feara-Rois; and they were during the space of a month
29] confronting one another, until Ceallach, comarb of
30] Patrick, with the Bachall-Isa, made a year's peace between
31] them.


18] Ruaidri .H. Canannán, rídhamhna Cineoil Conaill, do
19] marbad la Cenél Eogain.

LC1114.6 Ruaidhri Ua Canannain,
21] royal heir of Cenel-Conaill, was slain by the Cenel-Eoghain.


8] Maidhm for Cenel n-Eogain na h-Innsi la Cenél Conuill,
9] gur láadh i nár, & gur marbad morán dá maithib.

LC1117.3 A victory over the Cenel-Eoghain of
10] the Island, by the Cenel-Conail, when they were put to
11] slaughter, and many of their chieftains slain.

M1117.16 Maidhm for Chenél n-Eoghain na h-Insi la Cenel c-Conaill, airm in ro ladh a n-ár, & in ro marbhadh ile dia maithibh.

M1117.16 A battle was gained over the Cinel-Eoghain of the Island i.e. of Inis-Eoghain, by the Cinel-Conaill, in which the Cinel-Eoghain were slaughtered, and many of their chieftains slain.

M1122.11 Crech mhór lá Conchobhar Mac Lachlainn, & lá Cenél n-Eoghain co rangattar co Cill Ruaidh i nd-Ulltoiph, & tugsat bóromha dhírimhe.

M1122.11 A great predatory excursion was made by Conchobhar Mac Lochlainn and the Cinel-Eoghain, until they arrived at Cill-ruaidh, in Ulidia; and they carried off countless cattle spoils.

LC1122.5 Crech mhór la Conchobar
20] Mhág Lachlainn & la Cenel n-Eogain, go rangadar
21] Cill Ruaidh i n-Ulltoib, co tucsat boruma diáirmhidhe.

LC1122.5 A great
25] predatory expedition by Conchobhar Mac Lachlainn and
26] the Cenel-Eoghain, until they arrived at Cill-ruaidh in
27] Ulidia, and they carried off countless cattle spoils.

LC1128.8 Slóighedh la Conchobar .H.
19] Lochlainn, & La Cénel n-Eogain, & la Dal n-Araidhe,
20] & la h-Airghialla, i Magh Cobha, go tucsat gialla .H.
21] n-Echach. Impáid iarsin for a laimh chlí a b-Feruibh
22] Bregh, gur fháguibhset drong dia muinter ann, &
23] gondernsat col mór fía Dia & dhaoinibh, .i. loscad
24] Atha Truim cona templaib, & sochaide do dhul a
25] martra inntibh.

LC1128.8 A hosting by Conchobhar
22] Ua Lochlainn and the Cenel-Eoghain, and the Dal-Araidhe
23] and Airghialla, into Magh-Cobha, when they
24] carried off the hostages of the Uí-Echach. They afterwards
25] turned to the left, into Feara-Bregh; and they lost
26] a number of their people there, and committed a great outrage
27] before God and men, viz.:—the burning of Ath-truim
28] with its churches; and a great number of persons suffered
29] martyrdom in them.

M1128.14 Creach-shluaighedh la Conchobhar mac Meic Lochlainn, tigherna Cheneoil Eoghain, & la Dál n-Araidhe, & la h-Airghiallaibh i Maigh Cobha, co t-tugsat gialla Ua n-Eachdach. Tiaghaid asidhe co h-Airther Midhe, & co Feraibh Breagh, & ro fhagaibhsiot dream dia mhuinntir ann.

M1128.14 A plundering army was led by Conchobhar, the son of Mac Lochlainn, lord of Cinel-Eoghain; by the Dal-Araidhe, and the Airghialla, into Magh-Cobha; and they carried off the hostages of the Ui-Eathach. They proceeded from thence to East Meath, and to the Feara-Breagh, and left some of their people there.

M1128.20 Maghnus mac mic Lochlainn, tigherna Chenéil n-Eoghain & an Tuaisceirt, do mharbhadh lá Cenel c-Conaill, & la Cenél Moein.

M1128.20 Maghnus, the son of Mac Lochlainn, lord of Cinel-Eoghain and of the North, was slain by the Cinel-Conaill and the Cinel-Moein.

M1129.6 Caemchludh tigherna lá Cenel n-Eoghain .i. Maghnus i n-ionad Conchobhair. Maghnus din, do mharbhadh ria c-cionn ráithe do Chenel c-Conaill & d'Ua Gairmleadhaigh & do Cenel Moein, & Conchobhar do ríoghadh doridhisi.

M1129.6 A change of lords by the Cinel-Eoghain, namely, Maghnus in the place of Conchobhar; but Maghnus was slain, before the expiration of three months, by the Cinel-Conaill, O'Goirmleadhaigh, and the Cinel-Moein; and Conchobhar was again set up as king.

M1142.7 Maidhm re mac Neill mic Meic Lochlainn, tigherna Cenel Eoghain for Feraibh Droma, & ro crechtnaigheadh-somh fén co mór i frithghuin an madhma h-i shin.

M1142.7 A battle was gained by the son of Niall, grandson of Lochlainn, lord of Cinel-Eoghain, over the Feara-Droma, and he himself was severely wounded in the heat of that battle.

M1143.9 Móir-chreach lá Cenél n-Eoghain h-í Fernmhaigh, dia ro loitset an tír go mór etir bhú & arbhar. Do-rochair din Art Ua Ruairc leo don chur-sin.

M1143.9 A great predatory excursion was made by the Cinel-Eoghain into Fearnmhagh, by which they greatly injured the territory in its cows and corn. On this occasion Art Ua Ruairc was slain by them.

M1143.10 Ríghe Chenél Eoghain do ghabháil do Ua n-Gairmleadhaigh .i. do Dhomhnall iar n-ionnarbadh Muirchertaigh mic Néill Mhec Lachlainn do Chenel Eoghain feisin, & do Domhnall rémhraite.

M1143.10 The chieftainship of Cinel-Eogain was assumed by Ua Gairmleadhaigh, i.e. by Domhnall, after the expulsion of Muircheartach, son of Niall Mac Lochlainn, by the Cinel-Eoghain themselves, and by the aforesaid Domhnall.

M1145.5 Maidhm ria c-Cenél Conaill, & ria mac Néill Uí Lochlainn for Domhnall Ua n- Gairmleadhaigh & for Cenél n-Eoghain .i. for an lucht ó Shléibh fo thuaith, airm i t-torcrattar sochaidhe.

M1145.5 A battle was gained by the Cinel-Conaill, and by the son of Niall Ua Lochlainn, over Domhnall Ua Goirmleadhaigh and the Cinel-Eoghain, i.e. over those north of the mountain, where many were slain.

M1147.10 Slóighedh lá Muirchertach, mac Néill Uí Lochlainn, & lá Cenél n-Eoghain, & lá Donnchadh Ua Cerbhaill go n-Airghiallaibh i n-Ultaibh. Batar Ulaidh i l-longport ara g-cind ar bhrú Uchdearc. Fágbhaitt Ulaidh an longport lá Cenel n-Eóghain & lá h-Airghiallaibh. Lottar ina n-diaidh co riachtattar tráigh Dúin Droma h-i l-Leith Chathail. Do-bertsat Ulaidh deabhaidh dóibh and sin, lá fhéile Póil & Petair, & meabaidh for Ultoibh dú in ro marbhait sochaidhe mhór dhíbh im Archoin Ua Flathraoi, tigherna Lethe Cathail. Indrit & loiscit na sluaigh iar sin Leith Cathail uile, & do-ratsat gialla leó ó Ultaibh.

M1147.10 An army was led by Muircheartach Mac Neill Ua Lochlainn and the Cinel-Eoghain, and Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill and the Airghialla, into Ulidia. The Ulidians were encamped at the brink of Uchdearg, to meet them; but they abandoned the camp to the Cinel-Eoghain and the Airghialla, who pursued them till they reached the shore of Dun-droma, in Leath-Chathail. The Ulidians gave them battle there, on the day of the festival of Paul and Peter; but they were defeated, and a great number of them slain, together with Archu Ua Flathrai, lord of Leath-Chathail. After this the forces plundered and burned all Leath-Chathail, and carried off hostages from the Ulidians.

M1148.9 Sluaighedh la Muirchertach, mac Neill Ui Lochlainn, & lá Cenél n-Eoghain, & la Donnchadh Ua Cerbhaill co n-Airghiallaibh i n-Ultaibh, co t-tuccsat gialla Uladh im mac righ Uladh leó, & ro fhagaibhset cethrar tighernadh for Ultoibh don chur-sin. Ulaidh & Airghialla do iompódh for Mag Lachlainn & for Cenel n-Eoghain iar sin.

M1148.9 An army was led by Muircheartach, son of Niall Ua Lochlainn, by the Cinel-Eoghain and Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, and the Airghialla, into Ulidia; and they carried off the hostages of the Ulidians, together with the son of the King of Ulidia, and left four lords over Ulidia on that occasion. The Ulidians and Airghialla turned against Mac Lochlainn and the Cinel-Eoghain after this.

M1148.10 Sloighedh ele dan, la Muirchertach Ua Lachlainn & lá Cenel n-Eoghain tar Tuaim i n-Ultaibh, co ro iondarbsat Cu Uladh Ua Duinn Slébhe a h-Ultaibh, & co t-tardsat Donnchadh ina ionadh, & co n-deachattar don chur-sin i Machaire Conaill, co ro loisccset an machaire acht na cealla namá ro anacht comharba Pháttraicc.

M1148.10 Another army was led by Muircheartach Ua Lochlainn and the Cinel-Eoghain, across Tuaim, into Ulidia; and he expelled Cuuladh Ua Duinnsleibhe from Ulidia, and placed Donnchadh in his place; and they proceeded on this occasion into Machaire-Chonaill, and burned the plain, except the churches only, which were protected by the successor of Patrick.

M1148.12 Comhdhal lá h-Ua Lochlainn co maithibh Cenél Eoghain, & lá h-Ua c-Cearbhaill co maithibh Airghiall, & co maithibh Uladh imo t-tighernadaibh i n-Ard Macha, co n-dernsat ogh-sídh fo Bachaill Iosa h-i f-fiadhnaisi comharba Pattraicc, & a shamhtha, & ro fhagaibhsiot gialla acc Ua Lochlainn . Braighde Ceneoil c-Conaill dan, lá h-Ua Lochlainn.

M1148.12 A meeting was held at Ard-Macha by Ua Lochlainn, with the chieftains of the Cinel-Eoghain; by O'Cearbhaill, with the chieftains of the Airghialla, and the chief men of Ulidia, with their lords, and made perfect peace under the Staff of Jesus, in the presence of the successor of Patrick and his clergy; and they left hostages with O'Lochlainn. The hostages of the Cinel-Conaill were also in the hands of Ua Lochlainn.

M1148.13 Ua Gairmledhaigh .i. Domhnall, tigherna Chenel Eoghain re h-eadh d'ionnarbadh i c-Connachtaibh la h-Ua Lochlainn.

M1148.13 Ua Goirmleadhaigh, i.e. Domhnall, who had been lord of Cinel-Eoghain for a time, was banished into Connaught by O'Lochlainn.

M1149.9 Slóighedh lá Cenél n-Eoghain co Magh an Chairn d'ionnarbadh Chonchobhair co ro thairmiscc Ua Cerbhaill impú, uair do-rad a mhac fein dóibh tar cenn Uladh.

M1149.9 An army was led by the Cinel-Eoghain to Magh-an-chairn, to expel Conchobhar; but Ua Cearbhaill prevented them, for he delivered his own son up to them, for the sake of Ulidia.

M1149.10 Slóighedh ele lá mac Néill h-Uí Lochlainn, co t-tuaiscert Ereann uime .i. Cenel Conaill, Cenel Eoghain, & Airghialla, i n-Ulltoibh. Ro airccset Uladh iar n-uachtar uile otá cuan Snámha Aighneach co Droichet na Feirtsi. Do-dheachattar foireann díbh for innsibh Locha Cuan. Ro airgseat dan Inis Cumhscraidh Lethghlais, Ceall Aedhain, Magh Bile, Bendchor, & uile chealla an tíre archena cénmotha Dún & Sabhall. Tainic iar t-tain h-Ua Duind Slébhe i t-taigh h-Ui Lachlainn co t-tucc a mac fein i n-giallna dho, & an ro chuinnigh do ghiallaibh archena. Iompoid iarsin for c-cula dia t-tighibh co m-boraimhe dírímhe, & co m-braitt iomdha.

M1149.10 Another army was led by the son of Niall Ua Lochlainn, being joined by the people of the north of Ireland, namely, the Cinel-Conaill, the Cinel-Eoghain, and the Airghialla, into Ulidia; they plundered all the upper part of Ulidia, from the harbour of Snamh-Aighneach to Droichet-na-Feirtsi. A party of them went upon the islands of Loch Cuan, and they plundered Inis-Cumscraidh, Leathghlais, Cill-Aedhain, Magh-bile, Beanchor, and all the other churches of the country, except Dun Leathghlais and Sabhall. Ua Duinnsleibhe afterwards came into the house of Ua Lochlainn, and delivered his own son up to him as a hostage, and whatever other hostages he demanded. After this they returned back to their houses, with a countless cattle spoil, and with many prisoners.

M1151.15 Slóighedh lá mac Néill Uí Lochlainn co Cenél c-Conaill, Eoghain, & Airghiallaibh dar Eass Ruaidh, co rangattar Coirrsliabh na Seghsa i c-Corann. Tugtha eidire ó Toirrdhealbhach Ua c-Conchobhair chuca co sin, & ro shóidhsiod dia t-tighibh.

M1151.15 An army was led by the son of Niall Ua Lochlainn, with the Cinel-Conaill, Cinel-Eoghain, and Airghialla, across Eas-Ruaidh, until they reached Coirrshliabh na Seaghsa, in Corann. Thither hostages were brought to them by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, and they returned to their houses.

M1154.11 Coblach lá Toirrdhealbhach Ua c-Concobhair for muir timchell Ereann fo thuaith .i. loinges Duin Gaillmhe, Chonmaicne Mara, Fhear n-Umhaill, Ua n-Amhalgadha, & Ua Fiachrach, & An Cosnamhaigh Uí Dubhda h-i c-cennas forra, & ro airccset Tír Chonaill, & Inis Eóghain. Do-chuas ó Chenel Eoghain, & o Mhuircertach, mac Néill dar muir

co ruaiclidis .i. go cendcadís longas Gall-Ghaoidhel Arann, Cinn Tíre, Manann & centair Alban archena, & mac Scelling í c-cennas forra, & iarna t-torracht h-i c-comhfhogus Innsi h-Eoghain ima c-comhráinicc dóibh & don loinges oile feachair cath longda co h-amnus aighthighe eatorra, & bháttar occan iomtuarccain ó prim co nóin, & marbhthar sochaidhe mhor do Chonnachtaibh imon c-Cosnamhaigh Ua n-Dubhda lásna h-allmhurachaibh. Ro mheabhaidh, foran sluagh n-allmhurach, & ro ládh a n-ár, & fhagbhait a longa, & ro benadh a fhiacla a mac Scelling.

M1154.11 A fleet was brought by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair on the sea, round Ireland northwards, i.e. the fleets of Dun-Gaillmhe, of Conmhaicne-mara, of the men of Umhall, of Ui-Amhalghadha, and Ui-Fiachrach, and the Cosnamhaigh Ua Dubhda in command over them; and they plundered Tir-Conaill and Inis-Eoghain. The Cinel-Eoghain and Muircheartach, son of Niall, sent persons over sea to hire (and who did hire) the fleets of the Gall-Gaeidhil, of Ara, of Ceann-tire, of Manainn, and the borders of Alba in general, over which Mac Scelling was in command; and when they arrived near Inis-Eoghain, they fell in with the other fleet, and a naval battle was fiercely and spiritedly fought between them; and they continued the conflict from the beginning of the day till evening, and a great number of the Connaughtmen, together with Cosnamhaigh Ua Dubhda, were slain by the foreigners. The foreign host was however defeated and slaughtered; they left their ships behind, and the teeth of Mac Scelling were knocked out.

M1155.8 Amhlaoibh Mac Cana, tigherna Ceneoil Aenghusa, tuir gaisccidh & beodhachta Cenéil Eoghain uile, d'écc, & a adhnacal i n-Ard Macha.

M1155.8 Amhlaeibh Mac Cana, lord of Cinel-Aenghusa, pillar of the chivalry and vigour of all Cinel-Eoghain, died, and was interred at Ard-Macha.

M1159.13 Slóighedh mór la Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair iarsin co Connachtaibh ina fharradh, & co c-cath do Thuadhmhumhain, & la Tighernán Ua Ruairc co b-Feraibh Breifne i Midhe, co rainic Loch Semhdhidhe. Lotar ais-sidhe iaramh co h-Ath Fhir Dhiaidh. Slóighedh oile la Muirchertach Ua Lachlainn co maithibh Chenél Conaill & Eoghain, & an Tuaisceirt archena i foirithin Oirghiall co h-Ath Fhir Dhiadh bheós.

Feachair cath etorra annsin, & maidhm for Chonnachtaibh, for Chonmhaicnibh, & for Uibh Briuin amhail ro bhattar uile sé catha comhmóra, & laait an dá cath oile a n-dearg-ár im Ghiolla Chriost, mac Taidhg Uí Mhaoil Ruanaidh, tigherna Muighe Luirg, im Muirchertach mac Taidhg, im Muiredhach Ua Mannacháin, tigherna Ua m-Briúin na Sionna, im Branán Mac Branáin, toisech Corco Achlann, im Cethernach Ua Follamhain .i. taoiseach Cloinne h-Uattach, im Aodh mac Mic Uallacháin, toiseach Mhuintire Cionaetha, im Gealbhuidhe Ua Seachnasaigh, im Donnchadh mac mic Aodha mic Ruaidhri, im Diarmaid Ua Con Cheanainn, im Aithius mac Mic Cnaimhín, im dhá mac Conchobhair Uí Chonchobhair, & im Murchadh mac Domhnaill Uí Fhlaithbhertaigh, co sochaidhibh oile d'uaislibh, & d'anradhaibh immaille friú.

At iat na maithe torchratar annsin ó Uibh Briúin, Mac na h-Aidhche Ua Cernachain, Cú Mara Ua Cumráin, Giolla na Naomh Ua Galáin, taoiseach Cloinne Dunghalaigh, Annadh mac Noennenaigh Uí Chearbhaill, & a brathair, mac Con Fraich Uí Loingsígh, taiseach Cenél Bacaitt, Mac Raith Ua Tormadáin, Mac Raith Ua Cuaggain, da taoiseach Cenél Duacháin, mac mic Fionnbhairr Uí Geradháin, & sochaidhe ele cenmothát-somh. Drong mór do Mhuimhneachaibh im mac mic Giolla Ciaráin Uí Cinnéittigh.

Ro innrustair Muircertach Uí Briúin, & ro oircc Muintir Géradhain. Do-rad dna Tír m-Beccon, & Tír Fhiachach, & Cailli Follamhain, & Sodain, & Fionntain dia fherann fein do Fheraibh Midhe, & ro soiset iar sin Conaill & Eoghain im Muircertach dia t-tíghibh co c-cosccar & comhmaoidhemh.

M1159.13 A great army was after this led by Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair with the Connaughtmen, and a battalion of Thomond, and Tighearnan Ua Ruairc, with the men of Breifne, into Meath, until they reached Loch Semhdhighe. They afterwards proceeded from thence to Ath-Fhirdiaidh in the plain of the Oirghialla. Another army was led by Muircheartach Ua Lochlainn, with the chiefs of Cinel-Conaill and Cinel-Eoghain, and of the north in general, to Ath-Fhirdiadh also, to relieve the Oirghialla. A battle was there fought between them, in which the Connaughtmen, the Conmhaicni, and Ui-Briuin, amounting in all to six large battalions, were defeated, and the other two battalions were dreadfully slaughtered; and among the rest Gillachrist, son of Tadhg Ua Maelruanaidh, lord of Magh-Luirg; Muircheartach Mac Taidhg; Muireadhach Ua Mannachain, lord of Ui-Briuin-na-Sinna; Branan Mac Branain, chief of Corca-Achlach; Ceithearnach Ua Follamhain, chief of Clann-Uadach; Aedh, son of Mac Uallachain, chief of Muintir-Chinaetha; Gealbhuidhe Ua Seachnasaigh; Donnchadh, son of Aedh, son of Ruaidhri; Diarmaid Ua Conceanainn; Athius, son of Mac Cnaimhin; the two sons of Conchobhar Ua Conchobhair; Murchadh, the son of Domhnall Ua Flaithbheartaigh; and many others of the nobility and commonalty along with them. These were the chieftains there slain of the Ui-Briuin: Mac-na-haidhche Ua Cearnachain; Cumara Ua Cumrain; Gilla-na-naemh Ua Galain, chief of Clann-Dunghalaigh; Annadh, son of Noenneanaigh Ua Cearbhaill, and his brother; the son of Cufraich Ua Loingsigh, chief of Cinel-Bacat; Macraith Ua Tormadain, and Macraith Ua Cuagain, two chiefs of Cinel-Duachain; the son of Mac-Finnbhairr Ua Gearadhain, and many others besides them. Also a great number of the Munstermen, with the son of Gillachiarain Ua Ceinneidigh. Muircheartach devastated Tir-Briuin and plundered Muintir-Geradhain.He gave Tir-Beccon, Tir-Fhiachach, Cailli-Follamhain, Sodhair, and Finntain, which were his own lands, to the men of Meath. And after this the Cinel-Conaill and Cinel-Eoghain, and Muircheartach, returned to their houses with victory and exultation.

M1159.14 Sluaighedh oile lá Muirchertach co maithibh Cenel Conaill, Eoghain, Airghialla, & an Tuaiscceart uile araon ris co Connachtaibh, & ro loiscset Dún Mór, Dún Ciarraighe, Dún na n-Gall, & ro mhillset mór don tír archena. Soais dia thigh iaromh gan síth gan gialla.

M1159.14 Another army was led by Muircheartach, having the Cinel-Conaill, Cinel-Eoghain, the Airghialla, and all the northerns, with him, into Connaught; and they burned Dun-mor, Dun-Ciarraighe, Dun-na-nGall, and destroyed a great part of the country generally.

M1159.15 Sluaighedh ele bheós lá h-Ua Lachlainn i Mídhe do ionnarbadh Uí Ruairc. Ro coinnmhedh da chath Cenél Conaill & Eoghain frí ré mís for Feraibh Midhe .i. cath i n-Iarthar Midhe, & cath ina h-Airther. Do-róine síth iar t-tain frí h-Ua Rúairc, & ro léicc a ferann fein dó .i. feronn an iomchosnamha.

Do-rád dna ríghe Laighen uile do Mac Murchadha & ro ionnarb mac Mic Faoláin. Occ soadh do dia thígh ro oircc Delbhna Mhór, & Ui Mac Uais Breagh.

M1159.15 Another army was led by Ua Lochlainn, into Meath, to expel Ua Ruairc. He billeted the two battalions of the Cinel-Conail and Cinel-Eoghain, for the space of a month, upon the men of Meath, i.e. a battalion on West Meath and another on East Meath. He afterwards made peace with Ua Ruairc, and left his own land to him, i.e. the land of the defence. He also gave the kingdom of all Leinster to Mac Murchadha, and expelled the son of Mac Fhaelain. On his return to his house he plundered Dealbhna-mor, and Ui-Mic-Uais-Breagh.

M1160.19 Maidhm Mhaighe Luadhat ria c-Cenél Eoghain Tolcha Occ for Ua n-Gairmleadhaigh, & for Domhnall Ua Criocháin, & for Uibh Fiachrach, dú in ro marbhadh sochaidhe dhíobh, & as don chur-sin do-rochair, co neimh-chiontach, Muirchertach Ua Néill lá Lochlainn Mac Lochlainn, & do-rochair Lochlainn iaramh ina dhíoghail lá mac Uí Néill.

M1160.19 The battle of Magh-Luadhat was gained by the Cinel-Eoghain of Tulach-Og over Ua Goirmleadhaigh, Domhnall Ua Crichain, and the Ui-Fiachrach of Ard-sratha; and on this occasion Muircheartach Ua Neill was undeservedly killed by Lochlainn Mac Lochlainn; and Lochlainn was afterwards slain, in revenge of him, by the son of Ua Neill.

M1162.10 Cuairt Cenél Eoghain do thabhairt lá comharba Phátraicc, Giolla Mac Liacc, mac Ruaidhri, dá nach fríth a h-ionsamhail reimpe.

M1162.10 The visitation of Cinel-Eoghain was made by the successor of Patrick, Gillamacliag, son of Ruaidhri, the like of which had not previously occurred.

M1164.5 Losccadh Lughmhaidh as ind raind ba moo a taigh Donnchaidh Uí Chearbhaill, tigherna Oirghiall, & Muirchertach, mac Néill, rí Ailigh & maithe Cenel Eoghain ann iar n-easonorughadh Bachla Iosa.

M1164.5 Lughmhadh was burned for the most part, by fire issuing from the house of Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, lord of Oirghialla, in which Muircheartach, son of Niall, King of Aileach, and the chieftains of Cinel-Eoghain, were staying, after they had dishonoured the Staff of Jesus.

M1165.4 Ro thriallsat Ulaidh iompudh ar Mhuircertach Ua Lachlainn, & do-chóidhset sluagh for Uibh Méth, & ruccsat bú, & ro mharbhsat ile. Creach dna, leó for Uibh Breasail Airthir, & creach oile for Dháil Riada. Slóicchedh mór la Muirchertach iaramh éittir Cenel Conaill, Eoghain, & Airghiallaibh i n-Ultoibh, & ro chroithset, & ro airgset an tír uile cenmothát primh-chealla Uladh, & tucsat ár dírímhe ar dhaoinibh, im Eachmarcach mac Giolla Epscoib & im Ua Lomáin, & ro h-ionnarbadh Eocha, mac Duinn Slebhe a h-Ultoibh, iar m-bein a ríghe dhe, & do-radsat Ulaidh uile i n-geill d'Ua Lochlainn a neart righe.

M1165.4 The Ulidians began to turn against Muircheartach Ua Lochlainn, and proceeded with a force against the Ui-Meith, and carried off cows, and slew many persons. They made another deprecatory irruption upon the Ui-Breasail-Airthir, and another upon the Dal-Riada. A great army was afterwards led by Muircheartach Ua Lochlainn, consisting of the Cinel-Conaill, Cinel-Eoghain, and Airghialla, into Ulidia; and they plundered and spoiled the whole country, except the principal churches of Ulidia; and they made a countless slaughter of men, and slew, among others, Eachmarcach Mac Gilla-Epscoib and Ua Lomain; and they banished Eochaidh Mac Duinnsleibhe from Ulidia, after having deprived him of his kingdom; and all the Ulidians gave their hostages to Ua Lochlainn for his royal power.

M1165.5 Luidh Muirchertach Ua Lochlainn co Cenel Eoghain co h-Inis Lacháin ro loisccset & ro mhúrsat an Innsi. Tegaitt iaramh Cenel n-Eoghain dia t-tighibh iar c-cosgar conédalaibh aidhbhle, & co longaibh iomdha leó. Do-dheachaidh iaramh Ua Lachlainn co h-Ard Macha. Táinic din Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill tigherna Oirghiall, & Eochaidh Mac Duinn Sléibhe h-i c-comhdháil Muirchertaigh do chuinghidh righe dorídhisi do Mac Duinn Sléibhe.

Do-rad Ua Lachlainn an ríghe dó dar cend ghiall n-Uladh uile, & tucc Eochaidh mac gach toisigh do Ultaibh dhó, & a inghen féin a n-giallnas do Ua Lachlainn, & tuctha seóid iomdha dhó im Cloidhemh Mhec an Iarla & do-rad bheós Bairche do Ua Lochlainn , & tug Muirchertach d'Ua Cherbhaill fo chédóir .i. do Donnchadh, & tuccadh dna, baile do chlérchibh Sabhaill tria rath righe Mhec Lochlainn.

M1165.5 Muircheartach Ua Lochlainn proceeded with the Cinel-Eoghain to Inis-Lochain, and burned and destroyed the island. The Cinel-Eoghain afterwards returned to their houses in triumph, with vast spoils and many ships. Ua Lochlainn then went to Ard-Macha, whither Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, lord of Oirghialla, and Eochaidh Mac Duinnsleibhe, came to meet Muircheartach, to request that he would again restore Mac Duinnsleibhe to his kingdom. Ua Lochlainn gave him the kingdom, in consideration of receiving the hostages of all Ulidia; and Eochaidh gave him a son of every chieftain in Ulidia, and his own daughter, to be kept by Ua Lochlainn as a hostage; and many jewels were given him, together with the sword of the son of the Earl. He also gave up the territory of Bairche to Ua Lochlainn, who immediately granted it to Ua Cearbhaill, i.e. Donnchadh; and a townland was granted to the clergy of Sabhall, for the luck of the reign of Mac Lochlainn.

M1166.11 Sluaighedh lá Donnchadh Ua c-Cearbhaill iar sin h-i t-Tir n-Eocchain do dhíoghail einigh Phatraicc, & a einigh féin. Trí catha comhmóra líon a shluaigh, cath Oirghiall, cath Ua m-Briuin Bréifne, & cath Conmhaicne. Rangattar na slóigh-sin co Leitir Luin i Fedhaibh Ua n-Eachdhach i t-Tír Eoghain, imma-comráinic dhóibh & do Ua Lachlaind, & do Chenél Eoghain co n-uathadh slóigh, Fechtar cath amhnus ettrócair ettorra diblinibh, & ro mheabhaid for Chenél n-Eoghain, & ro marbhadh Muirchertach Ua Lachlainn, áirdrí Ereann uile, an chaindeal gaile, & ghaisccidh, einigh, & engnamha iarthair domhain ina ré, fer ar nár brisedh cath ná comhlann riamh go sin, & ro bhris iol-chatha. Ro marbhadh ina fharradh isin cath h-i shin h-Ua Giolla Lainne, & h-Ua h-Adhmaill, dá thoiseach thoghaidhe iad-sídhe, & Mac Gille Martain, toiseach Cenél Fearadhaigh co sochaidhibh oile. As acc tairngire catha Lethi Caimm, & an chatha-so ro ráidh Dá Chiarócc .i. naomh a h-Aireccal:

Lethi Camm,
Do-faethsat mór n-geratt and,
Tarrustair occ Letir Lúin,
Cídh cian, cidh cuin, is cidh mall.

M1166.11 After this an army was led by Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, into Tir-Eoghain, to revenge the violation of the guarantee of Patrick and his own guarantee.Three large battalions was the number of his army, i.e. the battalion of Oirghialla, the battalion of Ui-Briuin, i.e. of Breifne, and the battalion of Conmhaicne. These hosts arrived at Leitir-Luin, in the Feadha of Ui-Eachdhach, in Tir-Eoghain. When these met Ua Lochlainn and the Cinel-Eoghain with a few troops, a fierce and merciless battle was fought between them, in which the Cinel-Eoghain were defeated, with the loss of Muircheartach Ua Lochlainn, Monarch of all Ireland, the chief lamp of the valour, chivalry, hospitality, and prowess of the west of the world in his time; a man who had never been defeated in battle or conflict till that time, and who had gained many battles. There were slain along with him in the battle, Ua Gillalainne and Ua hAdhmaill, two distinguished chieftains, and Mac Gillamartain, chief of Cinel-Fearadhaigh, with many others. It was to foretell the battle of Leath-Caimm and this battle, Dachiarog, i.e. the saint of Airegal, said:

Great heroes shall perish there,
They shall be caught at Leitir-Luin,
Though far, though late, though slow.

M1167.11 Sluaighedh, & tochastal fer n-Ereann, immo ríoghraidh lá Ruaidhri Ua c-Concobhair. Táinic ann Diarmaid mac Corbmaic, tigherna Deasmhumhan, Muirchertach Ua m-Briain, tigherna Tuadhmhumhan, Diarmaid Ua Maoil Seachlainn, rí Midhe, Donnchadh Ua Cerbhaill, tigherna Oirghiall, & maithe Laighen archena.

Rangattar iaramh h-i t-Tír Eóghain, & ro rann Ua Conchobhair an tír i n-dó .i. Tír Eoghain o Shléibh Challain fo thuaidh do Niall Ua Lachlainn dar cend da bhrághadh .i. Ua Catháin na Craoibhe, & mac An Ghaill Uí Bhrain, & Cenél Eoghain ó Shlebh fo dheas do Aedh Ua Néill dar cend dá bhrághatt oile .i. Ua Maoil Aedha do Chenél Aonghusa, & h-Ua h-Urthuile do h-Uibh Tuirtre, comhaltai Uí Néill fodhéism.

Lotar fir Ereann ar c-cúla fo dheas dar Sliabh Fuait ar fud Tíre Eoghain & Conaill, dar Eass Ruaidh i c-coinne a c-cobhlaigh muiride, & ro iodhnaic Ua Conchobhair tigherna Deasmhumhan, cona sochraide dar Tuadhmhumhain fo dheas go h-Aine Cliach go sédaibh & mainibh iomdha leó.

M1167.11 A hosting and mustering of the men of Ireland, with their chieftains, by Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair. Thither came Diarmaid, son of Cormac, lord of Desmond; Muircheartach Ua Briain, lord of Thomond; Diarmaid Ua Maeleachlainn, King of Meath; Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, lord of Oirghialla; and all the chieftains of Leinster. They afterwards arrived in Tir-Eoghain, and Ua Conchobhair divided the territory into two parts, i.e. gave that part of Tir-Eoghain north of the mountain, i.e. Callainn, to Niall Ua Lochlainn, for two hostages, i.e. Ua Cathain of Craebh, and Macan-Ghaill Ua Brain, and that part of the country of the Cinel to the south of the mountain to Aedh Ua Neill, for two other hostages, i.e. Ua Maelaedha, one of the Cinel-Aenghusa, and Ua hUrthuile, one of the Ui-Tuirtre Ua Neill's own foster-brothers. The men of Ireland returned back southwards over Sliabh-Fuaid, through Tir-Eoghain, and Tir-Conaill, and over Eas-Ruaidh to meet thelr sea-fleet; and Ua Conchobhair escorted the lord of Desmond, with his forces, southwards through Thomond as far as Cnoc-Aine with many jewels and riches.

M1168.17 Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, tighearna Airghiall, tuile ordáin & oirechais Tuaisceirt Ereann, d'écc iarna lettradh do thuaigh d'fhior dia muintir fein .i. Ua Duibhne, do Cenel Eoghain, iar m-buaidh ongtha, & aithrighe, & iar t-tiodhnacal trí c-céd unga d'ór ar sheirc an Choimdhe do cleirchibh, & eccailsibh.

M1168.17 Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, lord of Airghialla, flood of splendour, and magnificence, died after being mangled with his own battle-axe by a man of his own people, i.e. Ua Duibhne,—one of the Cinel-Eoghain,—after the victory of unction and penance, and after bestowing three hundred ounces of gold, for the love of God, upon clerics and churches.

M1171.11 Creach mhór lá Maghnus mac Duinn Sleibhe Uí Eochadha co n-Ulltoibh i c-Cúil an Tuaisceirt, & ro airgset Cúil Rathain, & cealla oile, & rugsat uathadh beag do Cenél Eoghain forra im Chonchobhar Ua Chatháin, & ro feradh iomairecc etorra, & ro meabhaidh for Ultoibh, & torchair fer ar fhichit do thoiseachaibh, & do mhacaibh toiseach co sochaidhibh iomdhaibh oile o Ultaibh, & ro gonadh Maghnus fein, & terna asan cath-gliaidh don chur-sin. Ro marbhadh iaromh lá a derbhrathair féin, lá Donn Sléibhe, & lá Giolla Aenghusa mac Mic Giolla Epscoip, rechtaire Manaigh, i n-Dún, iar n-dénamh ulc iomdha.

M1171.11 A great predatory force was led by Maghnus Mac Duinnsleibhe Ua hEochadha and the Ulidians into Cuil-an-tuais-ceirt; and they plundered Cuil-rathain Coleraine and other churches. A small party of the Cinel-Eoghain, under Conchobhair Ua Cathain, overtook them; and a battle was fought between them, in which the Ulidians were defeated, with the loss of one-and-twenty chieftains and sons of chieftains, with many others of the commonalty; and Maghnus himself was wounded, but he escaped from the conflict on that occasion. He was afterwards killed by his own brother, Donnsleibhe, and Gilla-Aenghusa, son of Mac Gillaepscoip, ruler of Monaigh at Dun Downpatrick, after having perpetrated many evil deeds.


Conchobar mac Muircertaig Meg
5] Lachlainn, rí Cinel Eogain, & ridhamhna Erenn uile,
6] do marbad d-Aodh beg mac Cana, & do Uibh Carracán,
7] dé Satharn Cásc, ar lár Trín Mhóir a n-Ard Macha.

LC1170.1 Conchobhar, son of Muirchertach
6] Mac Lachlainn, king of Cenel-Eoghain, and royal
7] heir of all Erinn, was slain by Aedh Bec Mac Cana, and by
8] the Uí-Carragain, on Easter Saturday, in the middle of
9] Trian-mór, at Ard-Macha.


1] Creach mór la Maghnus mac Duinn Sléibhe, go n-Ultaibh
2] uile, a ccúil an túaiscert, go ro airgsed Cúl rathain
3] & cealla oile, go rugsad uathad beg do Cinel
4] Eoghain forra um Conchobar .H. Catháin, & tugsad
5] cliathadh, & ro marbsad fer ar .xx. etir taoisechaibh,
6] & maca toisech, & sochaidhe eile maille friu; &
7] ro gonadh Maghnus fein, & an Maghnus sin dan do
8] marbadh gairid íar séin do Duinn Sleibhe, .i. da der brathair
9] fein, & do Giolla Aongusa mac Giolla easpuic,
10] .i. do reachtaire Monaigh an Duin, iar nolcaibh moraibh
11] iomdaibh do denamh do, .i. iar lecadh a mna posta fein,
12] & iar m-breith a mna o a oide, .i. o Coinmuighe .H.
13] Floinn, & rí ag á der brathair féin artus, .i. ag
14] Aodh; iart-tabairt eicin do for mnaoi a derbrathar
15] eile, .i. Eochada; iar sarugadh cloc & bachall, cleirech
16] & cealla.

LC1171.9 A
1] great preying expedition by Maghnus, son of Donnsleibhe,
2] with all the Ulidians, into Cuil-an-tuaisceirt, when they
3] plundered Cul-rathain and other churches; but a small
4] party of the Cenel-Eoghain, with Conchobhar Ua Cathain,
5] overtook them, and gave them battle, and killed twenty-two
6] persons, between chieftains and sons of chieftains,
7] and many others along with them; and Maghnus himself
8] was wounded; and this Maghnus, moreover, was slain
9] soon after by Donnsleibhe, i.e. his own brother, and by
10] Gilla-Aenghusa, son of Gilla-Espuic, viz.:—the rector of
11] Monach-an-Dúin, after he had committed manty great
12] crimes; i.e. after abandoning his own married wife, and
13] after carrying off the wife of his tutor, i.e. Cumhuighe
14] Ua Floinn, (and she had been possessed by his own
15] brother, Aedh, at first); after having offered violence to
16] the wife of his other brother, i.e. Eochaidh; after profaning
17] bells and bachalls, clerics and churches.

LC1172.4 Maidm
27] for Cenel n-Eogain la .H. Maol Doraidh & la Cenel
28] Conaill, & ár lan mor do cuir forra; i mirbail,
29] tra, do naomaibh an Coimdedh a ní sin, .i. do Patraic

1] & do Colum Cille, & dona naomaiph arcena is a
2] cealla ro millsit.

LC1172.4 A victory was gained over the Cenel-Eoghain,
31] by O'Maeldoraidh and the Cenel-Conaill, and a great
32] slaughter was inflicted on them. This event was, indeed,
33] as a miracle on the part of the saints of the Lord, viz.:—

1] of Patrick, and Colum-Cille, and the other saints whose
2] churches they had spoiled.

M1172.8 Maidhm for Chenél n-Eoghain ria f-Flaithbertac Ua Maol Doraidh agus ria c-Cenel c-Conaill. Do-bertsad ár adhbhal forra tria naemh miorbal De agus Naemh Patraicc agus Naemh Cholaim Cille isa cealla ro oirccsed indsin.

M1172.8 The Kinel Owen were defeated by Flaherty O'Muldorry and the Kinel Connell. They the Kinel Connell made prodigious havoc of them, through the holy miracles of God, of St. Patrick, and St. Columbkille, whose churches they the Kinel Owen had plundered.

U1172.5 Maidm for Cenel n-Eoghain la Flaithbertach h-Ua Mael Doraidh & la Cenel Conaill & ár lan-mor do chor forru. Mirbuil tra do noemhaibh in Coimdedh in ní-sin, .i., do Patraic & do Colum Cille & do na naemaibh archena, isa cella ro millset.

U1172.5 Defeat [was inflicted] upon the Cenel-Eogain by Flaithbertach Ua Maeldoraidh and by the Cenel-Conaill and great slaughter was put upon them. A marvel [wrought] by the saints of God [was] that thing: namely, by Patrick and by Colum-cille and by the saints besides, whose churches they destroyed.

M1176.10 Caislen Sláine i raibhe Riocard Flemeann co n-a sluagh, as ro bás oc milleadh Oirgiall & Ua m-Briúin & fher Midhe do orccain la Maoileachlainn mac Meclochlainn la ticchearna Cenel n-Eoghain & la Cenel n-Eoghain budhén & la h-Airgiallaibh. Ro marbhsat cúicc cett no ní as uille do na Gallaibh la taebh ban, leanamh & each, co ná terna duine i m-bethaidh asin c-caisdiall. Ro fasaighte tri caistteoill im Midhe ar n-a bharach ar uamhan Cenél n-Eoghain .i. caistiall Cenannsa, caisslen Calatroma & caislen Doire Pattraic. Riocard Flemenn fein do marbhadh don chur-sin.

M1176.10 The castle of Slane, in which was Richard Fleming with his forces, and from which he used to ravage Oriel, Hy-Briuin, and Meath, was plundered by Melaghlin, the son of Mac Loughlin, Lord of the Kinel-Owen, by the Kinel-Owen themselves and the men of Oriel. They killed five hundred or more of the English, besides women, children, and horses; and not one individual escaped with his life from the castle. Three castles were left desolate in Meath on the following day, through fear of the Kinel-Owen, viz. the castle of Kells, the castle of Galtrim, and the castle of Derrypatrick. Richard Fleming himself was slain on this occasion.

LC1176.8 Caislén Slaine araibhe
20] Ricardd Plémenn cona slúaig, ass a rabhus ag milled
21] Oirgiall & .H. m-Briuin & fer Midhe, do mhilled
22] la Maol Seclainn mac mic Lachlainn, la ri Cenél
23] n-Eogain, & la h-Oirgialla, dú inar marbad ced nó
24] nisa mhó do Galloib, cenmothát mna & leinim, &
25] eich an caisléin, cona terno duine a m-bethaid ass an
26] g-caislen; & ro fassaiged trí caisleán a Midhe
27] ar na mharach ar omhan Ceneoil Eogain, .i. caislén
28] Cenannsa, & caislén Calatruim, & caislén Daire
29] Patraic.

LC1176.8 The
22] castle of Slane, in which was Richard Fleming with his
23] forces, from which they were ravaging Oirghiall, and
24] Uí-Briuin, and Feara-Midhe, was spoiled by Maelsechlainn,
25] son of Mac Lachlainn, king of Cenel-Eoghain, and by the
26] Oirghialla; on which occasion a hundred, or more, of the
27] Foreigners were slain, besides the women, and children,
28] and horses of the castle; so that no man escaped alive from
29] the castle; and three castles in Midhe were deserted on
30] the morrow, through fear of the Cenel-Eoghain, viz.:—
31] the castle of Cenannus, and the castle of Calatruim, and
29] the castle of Daire-Patraic.

M1177.3 Sluaicchedh la Iohn Do Cuirt & lasna ridirdhibh i n-Dal Araidhe & co Dun Da Lethghlass. Ro marbhsat Domhnall mac mic Cathasigh ticcherna Dál Araidhe. Ro h-oircceadh & ro milleadh Dun Da Lethghlass la Iohn & lasna ridiribh tainic i n-a shochraide. Do-ronadh dona caislen leó ann asa t-tugsad maidhm fo dhí ar Ultaibh & maidhm for Cenél Eoghain & for Airgiallaibh airm in ro marbhadh Conchobhor O Cairealláin toiseach Cloinne Diarmada & Giollu Mac Liacc Ua Donngaile toiseach Fher n-Droma. Ro gonadh ann bheos Domhnall Ua Flaithhbertaigh do shoighdibh gur ba marb é iaramh do na gonaibh-sin i recclés Póil i n-Árd Macha iar c-caithemh cuirp Criosd & a fhola, iar n-ongadh & aithricche. Ro marbhadh dona maithe iomdha aile leó cenmothait-sidhe. Táinic Iohn Do Cúirt co n-a sochraidi an feacht cedna i n-Uibh Tuirtre & i f-Feraibh Lí. Ro loiscc Cúmidhe Ua Flainn Airthear Mhaighe remhe. Ro loisccset dona Cul Rathain, & ceallu iomdha oile.

M1177.3 An army was led by John De Courcy and the knights into Dalaradia and to Dun da leathghlas; they slew Donnell, the grandson of Cathasach, Lord of Dalaradia. Dun da leathghlas was plundered and destroyed by John and the knights who came in his army. A castle was erected by them there, out of which they defeated the Ulidians twice, and the Kinel-Owen and Oriels once, slew Conor O'Carellan, chief of Clandermot, and Gilla-Macliag O'Donnelly, chief of Feardroma; and Donnell O'Flaherty now Laverty was so wounded by arrows on this occasion, that he died of his wounds in the church of St. Paul at Armagh, after having received the body and blood of Christ, and after extreme unction and penance. Many other chieftains were also slain by them besides these. During the same expedition, John De Courcy proceeded with his forces to Hy-Tuirtre and Firlee; before his arrival, however, Cumee O'Flynn had set Armoy on fire; but they burned Coleraine and many other churches on this incursion.

LC1177.1 Dún Da
5] Lethghlais do milled do t-Seon do Cúirsi & dona
6] rideribh tancadar maille fris, & caislén do denam
7] dhóibh ann ass a tucsad maidhm fá dhó for Ulltoib,
8] & maidhm for Cenél n-Eogain & for Oirghiallaib,
9] dú nar marbad Conchobar O Cairellén, .i. toisech
10] Clainni Diarmada, & in ro marbad maiti iomdha eli.

LC1177.1 Dun-da-lethghlais was
6] spoiled by John de Curci and the knights who came
7] along with him; and they built a castle there, from which
8] they gained a victory twice over the Ulidians, and a
9] victory over the Cenel-Eoghain and over the Oirghialla,
10] in which Conchobhar O'Cairellain, i.e. the chief of Clann-Diarmada,
11] was slain; and in which many other nobles
12] were slain.

LC1177.6 Oedh O Neill, .i. rí Ceneoil
23] Eogain re h-athaid, & rídhamhna Erenn uile, do
24] marbad le Maol Seclainn Mhág Lachlainn, & la
25] h-Ardghal Mhág Lachlainn.

LC1177.6 Aedh O'Neill, i.e. king of Cenel-Eoghain
27] for a time, and royal heir of all Erinn, was slain
28] by Maelsechlainn Mac Lachlainn, and by Ardghal Mac
29] Lachlainn.

LC1181.8 Tomaltach O Conchobair do
18] gabhail comarbuis Patraic, & co n-derna cuairt
19] Ceneoil Eogain, & co tuc bennachtain.

LC1181.8 Tomaltach O'Conchobhair
19] assumed the comarbship of Patrick, and made
20] a visitation of Cenel-Eoghain, and gave a blessing.

M1181.5 Sloicchedh la Domhnall mac Aedha Mhéc Lachlainn, & la Cenel n-Eoghain Telcha Óg i n-Ultoiph. Ro mheabhsatt for Ultoiph, for Uibh t-Tuirtre, & for Fheraibh Lí im Ruaidri Mac Duinn Slebhe & im Choin Mhidhe Ua Flainn.

M1181.6 Donnell, the son of Hugh Mac Loughlin, and the Kinel-Owen of Tullaghoge, made an incursion into Ulidia, and defeated the Ulidians, the Hy-Tuirtre, and the Firlee, together with Rory Mac Donslevy, and Cumee O'Flynn.

M1181.7 Tomaltach Ua Conchobhair do oirdneadh i c-comhorbus Patraicc. Cuairt Chenél Eoghain do thabhairt laiss, do bert a reir uaidhibh & ro fhaccaibh bennachtain.

M1181.8 Tomaltagh O'Conor was consecrated successor of St. Patrick. He performed the visitation of the Kinel-Owen, received his dues from them, and left them his blessing.

M1182.3 Sluaicchedh la Domhnall mac Aedha Ui Lachlainn go Dún Bó i n-Dáil Riada. Do-rad-som cath do Ghallaibh isin dú-sin. Ro meabhaidh for Cenél n-Eoghain. Ro marbhadh ann dna Raghnall Ua Breislén, Giolla Criosd Ó Catháin co sochaidhiph oile imaille friu. Ruccsat Soiscela Martain leó don chur-sin.

M1182.3 Donnell, the son of Hugh O'Loughlin, marched with an army to Dunbo, in Dal Riada, and there gave battle to the English. The Kinel-Owen were defeated, and Randal O'Breslen, Gilchreest O'Kane, and many others, were killed. On this occasion they carried off with them the Gospel of St. Martin.

LC1182.1 Sloiged la Domhnall
22] mac Lachlainn co Dún m-Bó a n-Dáil Ríatta, & cath
23] do thabairt dóibh do ghalloib annsein; & maidhm ar
24] chenel n-Eogain, & Raghnall O Breislén do marbad
25] ann, & Gilla Crist .H. Cathán, et alii multi, &
26] sóscéla Martain do bhreth do ghalloib leo.

LC1182.1 A hosting by Domhnall Mac Lachlainn to
24] Dún-bó in Dal-Riada, and they gave battle there to the
25] Foreigners; and the Cenel-Eoghain were defeated, and
26] Raghnall O'Breslen was slain, and Gillachrist O'Cathain,
27] et alii multi; and the Gospel of Martin was carried off
28] by the Foreigners.

LC1185.5 Mael Isa
1] Amhláibh .H. Muiredhaigh, espuc Cenel Eogain, quieuit.


1] O'Muiredhaigh, bishop of Cenel-Eoghain, quievit.

LC1185.16 Maoil Sechlainn
22] mac mic Lochlainn, ri Cenel Eogain, interfectus est
23] tre mebhail, o Saxanaib.

LC1185.16 Maelsechlainn, son of Mac Lachlainn, king of
26] Cenel-Eoghain, interfectus est, through treachery, by
27] Saxons.

LC1186.2 Aithrigadh Domnaill mic Aodha
6] Mec Lachlainn, & rigad Ruaidri I Laithberthaich ic
7] dreim do Cenel Eogain thelcha og.

LC1186.2 Dethronement of Domhnall, son of
7] Aedh Mac Lachlainn, and installation as king of Ruaidhri
8] O'Laithbhertaigh, by a section of the Cenel-Eoghain of
9] Telach-óg.

M1186.2 Domhnall mac Aodha Uí Lachlainn do chor a flaithes, & Ruaidhri Ua Flaithbheartaigh d'oirdneadh lá druing do Chénel Eoghain Thealcha Ócc.

M1186.2 Donnell, the son of Hugh O'Loughlin, died; and Rory O'Flaherty O Laverty was elected by some of the Kinel-Owen of Tullaghoge.

M1186.3 Conn Ua Breisléin (.i. taoiseach Fánat) caindeal einigh, & ghaisccedh thuaiscirt Ereann do mharbhadh la mac Mic Lachlainn, & lá dréim do Chenél Eoghain, & Inis Eogain d'orccain fó a bhithin gion go raibhe cion doibh ann.

M1186.3 Con O'Breslen, Chief of Fanad, the lamp of the hospitality and valour of the north of Ireland, was slain by the son of Mac Loughlin and a party of the Kinel-Owen; in consequence of which Inishowen was unjustly ravaged.

LC1187.1 Ruaidri O
29] Laithbertaigh, rí Ceneoil Eogain, do marbad ar crechaib
30] a tír Conaill.

LC1187.1 Ruaidhri O'Laithbhertaigh,
30] king of Cenel-Eoghain, was slain while on a predatory
31] excursion in Tir-Conaill.

M1187.3 Ruaidhri Ua Flaithbhertaigh ticcherna Cenél Eoghain do mharbhadh ar crech i t-Tir Conaill la h-Ua Maol Doraigh .i. Flaithbhertach.

M1186.2 Donnell, the son of Hugh O'Loughlin, died; and Rory O'Flaherty O Laverty was elected by some of the Kinel-Owen of Tullaghoge.

M1188.9 Creach la Gallaibh Uladh for Chenél n-Eoghain co rugustoir Domhnall mac Aodha Uí Lachloinn tighearne Cenel n-Eoghain forru, & ro chuirset ár for Ghallaibh, & at-rochair Domhnall i friothghuin an chatha-sin.

M1188.9 The English of Ulidia took a prey from the Kinel-Owen; but they were overtaken and slaughtered by Donnell, the son of Hugh O'Loughlin, Lord of the Kinel-Owen; but Donnell himself fell fighting in the heat of the battle.


5] Sloiged la Ruaidri mac Duinn Slebhe co n-Galloib, &
6] go macaibh righ Connacht, do cum chenel n-Eogain &
7] Airrter.

LC1195.11 A hosting by Ruaidhri Mac
6] Duinnsleibhe, with the Foreigners, and with the sons of
7] the king of Connacht, to the Cenel-Eoghain and Airthera.

LC1195.12 Tancatur, dono, Cenel Eogain Telcha óc
8] & Airrter co machaire Aird Macha, co tucsat cat
9] dhóibh, & gurro mharbhadh derg ár a n-doeinibh; &
10] ro marbad drong do macaibh rígh Connacht isin maidhm
11] sin.


8] The Cenel-Eoghain of Telach-óg and the Airthera came,
9] however, to the plain of Ard-Macha, and gave them
10] battle, when a great multitude of their people were
11] slain; and a number of the sons of the king of Connacht
12] were killed in this defeat.

LC1195.13 Muircertach mac Muircertaig Mhéic Lachlainn,
12] rí cheneoil Eogain, & ridhamhna Erenn uile, tuir
13] ghaiscidh & engnama Leithe Cuinn, dísgoeiltid Gall
14] & caislén, tocbháilid cheall & chadhus, do marbad
15] do Donnchad mac Bloscaid I Catháin a comairle chenel
16] Eogain uile, .i. iar tabairt na tri scríne & chánoine
17] Patraic fris a tempul tuaiscertach Aird Macha
18] reimhe; & rucadh a corp co Doire Coluim Cille,
19] & ro h-adhnaiced co h-onorach é ann.

LC1195.13 Muirchertach, son of
13] Muirchertach Mac Lachlainn, king of Cenel-Eoghain, and
14] royal heir of all Erinn, tower of the valour and bravery
15] of Leth-Chuinn, destroyer of Foreigners and of castles,
16] founder of churches and sanctuaries, was slain by
17] Donnchadh, son of Bloscadh O'Cathain, by the advice
18] of all the Cenel-Eoghain, viz.:—after having previously
19] sworn to him by the three shrines, and the Canoin-Patraic,
20] in the northern church of Ard-Macha; and his
21] body was conveyed to Doire-Choluim-Chille, and there
22] honourably interred.


23] Ruaidri mac Duinnsleibhe do bhreth h-socraide moire
24] a Connachtaibh, im mac Moeil Ísa h-I Conchobair &
25] im mac mic Murchada h-I Maeil na m-Bó, & im Brian
26] buidhe .H. Flaithpertaigh; co n-dernsat Airgíalla, & .H.
27] h-Anluain, & forcla cheneóil Eogain inneall ar a
28] g-cinn, .i. da cath mhóra, co tucsat cath dá chéle, gur

1] marbad ann ant socraidi sin uile, im mac I Conchobair,
2] & im mac mic Murchada, & im mac h-I
3] Flaitpertaigh; co nach ternó dhibh ass acht mac Duinn
4] Sleibhe uathad ar echaib, & began dont shocruide.
5] Socraide mhór do muinter Eoluis do mharbad lá
6] h-Ualgharg .H. Ruairc, ri Breiffne.


28] Ruaidhri Mac Duinnsleibhe conducted a large army
29] from Connacht, including the son of Maelisa O'Conchobhair,
30] and the son of Mac Murchadha, grandson of
31] Mael-na-mbó, and Brian Buidhe O'Flaithbhertaigh; but
32] the Airghialla, and O'hAnluain, and the chief men of
33] the Cenel-Eoghain assembled to meet them, viz.:—two
34] large battalions; and they gave one another battle, when

1] this army was all slain there, along with the son of
2] O'Conchobhair, and the son of Mac Murchadha, and the
3] son of O'Flaithbhertaigh; so that there escaped of them
4] only Mac Duinnsleibhe with a few on horses, and a very
5] few of the army. A great number of Muinter-Eolais
6] were slain by Ualgharg O'Ruairc, king of Breifne.

LC1196.17 Ruc, dono, Flaithbertach .H.
5] Máeil Doraid, .i. rí Conaill & Eogain, co n-uathad do
6] chonallaibh & d' Eoghanchaibh forra, co tucsat maidhm
7] for traigh na. H. Congmála Orra, co ro marbad a
8] nár ann, im mac Ardghail Mec Lachlainn, tria mhírbailib
9] Coluim Cille, & Cainnigh, & Brecáin ro
10] aircsetor ann.

LC1196.17 But Flaithbhertach
5] O'Maeldoraidh, i.e. the king of Cenel-Conaill and
6] Cenel-Eoghain, with a small number of the Cenel-Conaill
7] and Cenel-Eoghain, overtook them, and defeated them on
8] the strand of the Nua-congmhail, where they were
9] slaughtered, along with the son of Ardghal Mac Lachlainn,
10] through the miracles of Colum-Cille, and of Cainnech,
11] and of Brecan, whom they had plundered there.


Flaitpertach .H. Maeil
20] Doraidh, ri Ceneoil Conaill & Eogain, & Airgíall,
21] & cornamach Temrach, & ridamna Erenn uile,
22] .i. Conall ar loechdhacht, Cu Chullain ar ghaisced, &
23] Guaire ar einech, a éc iar treabhlaid thoghaide a ninis
24] Saimér i quart noin Febhra, isin trichatmadh bliadain a
25] Fhlaithessa, & isin noimad bliadain ar caogaid a oéisi;
1] & ro h-adhnacht a n-Druim thuama co h-onorach; &
2] gabhus Echmarcach .H. Dochartaigh righe cheneóil Conaill
3] fo cedóir; & ní raibhe acht co eicidhis a righe an tan
4] tainic Seón na Cúirti, co socraide moir maille ris,
5] tar Tuaim a tír Eogain; assidhéin co h-Ard sratha;
6] iarsin timchell co Doire Coluim Cille, co rabhadar
7] coic aidhche ann.


Flaithbhertach O'Maeldoraidh, king of Cenel-Conaill,
23] and Cenel-Eoghain, and Airghiall, the defender
24] of Temhair, and royal heir of all Erinn—viz.:—a Conall
25] in heroism, a Cuchullain in valour, and a Guaire in hospitality—
26] died after great suffering, in Inis-Saimer, on the
27] fourth of the nones of February, in the thirtieth year
28] of his reign, and the nine and fiftieth year of his age;

1] and he was honourably interred at Druim-thuama. And
2] Echmarcach O'Dochartaigh assumed the sovereignty of
3] Cenel-Conaill immediately after; and he was only a
4] fortnight in the sovereignty when John de Curci,
5] accompanied by a large army, went across Tuaim
6] into Tir-Eoghain, and from thence to Ard-sratha, and
7] afterwards round to Doire-Choluim-Chille, where they
8] remained five nights.

LC1201. Cathal Croib Derg .H. Conchobair
24] lin a shocraidi, & .H. Neill lin a shocraidi,
25] & Cenel Eogain, & sochaide do chenel Conaill,
26] & .H. h-Eicnich, ri b-fer Manach, cona socraide uile,

1] a Connachtuibh co rancotar tech m-Boeithín i n-Airtech,
2] co n-dernsat creich moir ar muinter Tomaltaigh mic
3] Diarmada, & cur marbsat daine imdha da muinter.
4] Iarsin tarla debaidh etir Cathal Croib Derg & maithi
5] an tuaiscert. Ropé, dono, adhbar na deabhtha sin, .i.
6] issed rob áil la Cathal Croib Derg, innsoiged Cathail
7] Charraigh & Uilliam Burc; & adubrador in lucht
8] eli nach raghdaois dochum ghall, oir issed adubrad riú in
9] tan tancotar ó tigibh, nach rabhadar Gaill i socraide
10] Cathail Charraigh. Ro dheilig cach re cheli dhíbh uimi sin,
11] & do chúaid Cathal Croib Derg i n-iarthor Connacht,
12] & do chuadar in lucht eli d' innsoiged a tíre fein;
13] & issí slige ro ghabsat do Sleibh Lugha, & a
14] g-Coronn. Ro h-innissed an ní sin do Cathal Carrach,
15] & d' Uilliam Burc. Issí comairle do-rónsat dul
16] an-deghaid lucht au tuaisceirt, & is ann rucsat
17] forra ac dul tar droicet Essa Dara. Ro lensat
18] docum Droichit Martra. Ro impadar lucht in tuaisceirt
19] do tabairt ruaca dhoibh, & ni ro foemad uatha
20] in ruaic. Ro impadar dono Connachtaigh iartain, &
21] rucsat ar .H. n-Eicnich, ri Fer Manach, & ro marbad
22] é; & ní h-eisium nach derna maith, acht an iomarcraidh
23] do broth fair. Ro impo .H. Neill ina frithing fa
24] laim, & nír leigedh as tempul Essa Dara h-é no co
25] tard braighdi & síth do Cathal Charrach. Ro marbhuid,
26] imorro, sochraide mhor dhibh o sin co Druim Chliabh,

1] & co Dún .H. n-Airmhedhaig, & co Sáil m-Beinne.

LC1201. Cathal Crobhderg O'Conchobhair, with all
29] his army; and O'Neill, with all his army; and the
30] Cenel-Eoghain; and a multitude of the Cenel-Conaill;
31] and O'hEighnigh, king of Feara-Manach, with all
32] his forces, went into Connacht until they reached

1] Tech-Baeithin, in Airtech; and they committed a great
2] depredation on the people of Tomaltach Mac Diarmada,
3] and slew many men of his people. A dispute arose afterwards
4] between Cathal Crobhderg and the chieftains of
5] the North. The cause of this dispute was as follows,
6] viz.:—what Cathal Crobhderg wished was to go against
7] Cathal Carrach and William Burk; and the other party said
8] that they would not go towards the Foreigners, because
9] they had been informed, when they left their homes, that
10] there were no Foreigners in the army of Cathal Carrach.
11] On this account they separated one from the other, and
12] Cathal Crobhderg went into the west of Connacht, and
13] the other party went towards their own country; and
14] the way they proceeded was to Sliabh-Lugha, and into
15] Corann. This fact was told to Cathal Carrach, and to
16] William Burk. The resolution they adopted was to go
17] after the Northern party; and they came up with them
18] as they were crossing the bridge of Es-dara, and followed
19] them to Droichet-Martra. The Northern party turned to
20] give them battle; but battle was not accepted from them.
21] The Connachtmen afterwards returned, and caught
22] O'hEighnigh, king of Feara-Manach, and he was slain;
23] and not because he did not act bravely, but because
24] he was outnumbered. O'Neill turned back in his path,
25] in subjection, and he was not allowed to leave the
26] church of Es-Dara until he gave hostages and peace
27] to Cathal Carrach. Great numbers of them were
28] slain, moreover, from thence to Druim-cliabh, and to

1] Dun-Uí-Airmhedhaigh, and to Sáil-Beinne.

LC1201.12 Oedh .H. Neill d' atrighadh
11] lá Cenel n-Eogain isin m-bliadain sin.

LC1201.12 Aedh O'Neill was dethroned
13] by the Cenel-Eoghain in this year.

LC1203.11 Diarmait mac Muirchertaigh mec
25] Lachlainn, co n-Galloibh, do theacht ar creich a tír Eogain,
26] curro aircset Scrín Coluim Cille, co rucsat orra
27] dream do Chenel Eogain, curro mhuigh ar Galloib, ghurro
28] marbad Diarmait Mhág Lachlainn tre mhírbhuilib na
1] scríne.


27] Diarmaid, son of Muirchertach Mac Lachlainn,
28] accompanied by the Foreigners, went on a predatory
29] expedition to Tir-Eoghain; and they plundered
30] Scrin-Choluim-Chille; but a number of the Cenel-Eoghain
31] came up with them, and the Foreigners were defeated, and
32] Diarmaid Mac Lachlainn was slain, through the miracles

1] of the shrine.

LC1205.6 Do rone
17] Eoan a choraidh & a mhuinterus re .H. Neill & re
18] Cenel Eogain.

LC1205.6 John
19] made his covenant and amity with O'Neill and the
20] Cenel-Eoghain.


1] Creach shluaighedh mór la h-Oedh .H. Néill a n-Inis Eoghain;
2] & ruc .H. Domhnaill, .i. Domhnall Mór forra, co tucadh
3] maidhm etorra in ro marbad ár díairmhidhe do-eini ar
4] gach leth; uail in ro fagbad Domhnall mac Murchaidh,
5] co nár adhbhal d' Eoghanchaibh maille fris, & Ferghal
6] .H. Bóighill, & Cormac .H. Domhnaill, & Dabhid
7] O Dochartaigh, & dream do mhaithibh Chenel Conaill
8] maille riu.

LC1208.5 A great predatory
1] hosting by Aedh O'Neill into Inis-Eoghain, and O'Domhnaill,
2] i.e. Domhnall Mór, overtook them, when a battle
3] was fought between them, in which a countless multitude
4] of people were slain on either side; in which
5] fell Domhnall, son of Murchadh, with an enormous
6] slaughter of the Cenel-Eoghain along with him, and
7] Ferghal O'Baighill, and Cormac O'Domhnaill, and David
8] O'Dochartaigh, and a number of the chieftains of Cenel-Conaill
9] along with them.

LC1209.4 Cath etir Conallaibh & Eoghanchaibh,
15] ubi interfecti sunt multi de utroque exercitu.

LC1209.4 A battle between the Cenel-Conaill
19] and the Cenel-Eoghain, ubi interfecti sunt multi de
20] utroque exercitu.


24] Creach do denam don Ghilla Fhiaclach .H. Bóighill, & do
25] dreim do Chenel Conaill, for Cenel Eogain, & iad ar
26] comairce h-I Taircert.

LC1212.6 A depredation
28] was committed by the Gilla-fiaclach O'Baighill and a
29] party of the Cenel-Conaill, on the Cenel-Eoghain, who
30] were under the guarantee of O'Tairchert.

LC1212.9 Druim Choein cona
2] templuib do loscad do Cenel Eogain, can cead d' Ua
3] Neill.


2] Druim-chaein, with its
3] churches, was burned by the Cenel-Eoghain, without
4] licence from O'Neill.

LC1224.10 Mac in Uga
13] do teachtt a n-Eirinn daindeoin righ Saxan, &
14] forbuise cocaidh & errain do fhás ettorrai &
15] Goill Eirenn, no gur eirgedar Goill Eirenn ina aghuidh,
16] & gur h-indarbuid i nucht Aoda i Neill, righ Ailigh,
17] & gur tinoiledar Gaill & Gaoidel Eirenn da
18] n-innsaigii, .i. Aod mac Cahail Croibh Derg, ri Connacht,
19] & Donnchad Cairprech .H. Briain, rí Muman, &
20] Diarmait Cluasach Mag Carthaigh, ri Deas Muman, &
21] maithe Erenn archena cenmotha Cenel Conuill &
22] Eoghain, co riachtadar Murtemne & Dun Delgan,
23] & gurap as ro iarsad gialla & etere o macuib
24] in Uga & o Aodh .H. Neill. Is annsin tainic .H. Neill
25] cona Ghallaibh & cona Gaoidheluibh, co ro roinnsit iad
26] ar slighthibh Slebe Fuaid, & ar doirsibh Emhna,
27] & ar Fidh Conaille, gur greannuigsim Gullu fa a
28] indsaiged is na inatuibh sin. Cidh tracht, od conncadar
29] Goill Eirenn gur urdhalta in imdeaguil sin d' faghbáil

1] doibh is i comairle do ronsat sith do denum re clandaibh
2] in Uga, & breth rig Saxan ris na síthuibh sin; &
3] ro scaoilsedar Goill Eirenn gan cís gan comha o Aodh
4] O Neill.

15] The son of Hugo came to Erinn against the will of the
16] king of the Saxons, and causes of war and contention
17] grew up between him and the Foreigners of Erinn, until
18] the Foreigners of Erinn rose up against him, and he was
19] banished to Aedh O'Neill, king of Ailech; and the Foreigners
20] and Gaeidhel of Erinn, viz.:—Aedh, son of Cathal
21] Crobhderg, king of Connacht, and Donnchadh Cairbrech
22] O'Briain, king of Mumha, and Diarmaid Cluasach Mac
23] Carthaigh, king of Des-Mumha, and the chieftains of
24] Erinn besides, excepting the Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain,
25] assembled to proceed against them, until they
26] reached Muirthemhne and Dun-Delgan; and from thence
27] they demanded pledges and hostages from the sons of Hugo,
28] and from Aedh O'Neill. It was then that O'Neill came
29] with his Foreigners and Gaeidhel, whom he distributed
30] on the passes of Sliabh-Fuaid and the doors of Emhain,
31] and on Fidh-Conaille, when he challenged the Foreigners to
32] attack him in those places. However, when the Foreigners
33] of Erinn saw that this protection was assured to them,

1] the resolution they adopted was to make peace with the
2] sons of Hugo, and to leave the conditions to the award of
3] the king of the Saxons; and the Foreigners of Erinn
4] separated, without obtaining tribute or conditions from
5] Aedh O'Neill.

LC1230.13 Aodh
5] .H. Neill do éc issin bliadain sin; rí Cenel Eogain ar
6] chlu & ar maithes; rí na tucc giall na eittire do ghall
7] na do Gaeidil; ri do rad madmonna & marbta
8] mora ar ghalloib; ri do ba cothachad do Goeidelaibh uile
9] nech ro bidh ar indarbad no ar sechrán; ri rob fheili &
10] rob inndeghduine tanic do feraibh Eirenn iar cenmháir.

LC1230.13 Aedh O'Neill
5] died in this year—the king of Cenel-Eoghain through
6] fame aud goodness; a king who gave neither pledge nor
7] hostage to Foreigner or Gaeidhel; a king who inflicted
8] great defeats and killings on Foreigners; a king who was
9] a protector to every one of the Gaeidhel who might be
10] an exile or wanderer; who was the most generous king,
11] and the very best man, that had come of the men of
12] Erinn for a long time.

LC1230.19 H. Cerbhallain, espuc Ceneóil Eogain,
18] quieuit in Cristo.

LC1230.19 O'Cerbhallain, bishop of Cenel-Eoghain,
20] quievit in Christo.

M1232.16 Midbech & Eaghinis do orccain lá Cinél Eoghain uair do-rochtattar a loinges an dú-sin, & do-rala drem do Cenél Conuill im mac Neill Uí Domhnaill chuca, ro ladh ár na loingsi lais, & ro marbhadh-somh feisin h-i f-friothguin.

M1232.16 Mevagh and Aughnish were plundered by the Kinel-Owen, for their ships touched at these places; but a party of the Kinel-Connell, with the son of Niall O'Donnell, came upon them, and slaughtered the crews, but the son of Niall himself was slain in the heat of the conflict.

M1234.2 Domhnall mac Aodha Í Néill tighearna Cenél Eoghain, adhbhar rígh Ereann do mharbhadh la Mag Laclainn .i. Domhnall & lá Cenél Eoghain fodhein, & Domhnall do gabháil tighearnais.

M1234.2 Donnell, the son of Hugh O'Neill, Lord of the Kinel-Owen, and heir presumptive to the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by Mac Loughlin (Donnell), and the Kinel-Owen themselves, and Donnell i.e. Mac Loughlin; assumed the lordship.

LC1234.11 Domnall mac
3] Aodha h-I Néill, rí Chenél Eogain, & degh adhbur ri
4] Erenn, do marbad do Mhág Lachlainn & do Chenél
5] Eogain fadheisin.


3] Domhnall, son of Aedh O'Neill, king of Cenel-Eoghain,
4] and the good material of a king of Erinn, was slain by
5] Mac Lachlainn and the Cenel-Eoghain themselves.

M1238.8 Sluaigheadh lá Mac Muiris iustís na h-Ereann, & lá Hugo De Laci iarla Uladh h-i c-Cenél Eoghain & h-i c-Cenél Conaill. Ro aithrighset Mag Lachlainn (.i. Domhnall) & tucsat tighearnus Cenél Eoghain do mac Uí Neill, & ro gabhsat fein braighde an Tuaiscirt.

M1238.8 An army was led by Mac Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland, and Hugo de Lacy, Earl of Ulster, into Tyrone and Tirconnell. They deposed Mac Loughlin (Donnell), and gave the government of Tyrone to the son of O'Neill, and they themselves obtained the hostages of the north.

LC1238.8 Sluaiged
8] la Mac Muiris .i. Giúsdís na h-Erenn, & la h-Uga
9] de Lací, iarla Ulad, a Cenél Eogain & a Cenel
10] Conaill, gurro aithrighsad Mág Lachlainn, & gur
11] innarbsat ass a thír feisin, & tucsad righe do mac
12] h-I Neill, & ro ghabhsat fein braighde cheneóil Conaill
13] & Eogain.

LC1238.8 A hosting by
10] Mac Maurice, i.e. the Justiciary of Erinn, and by Hugo de
11] Laci, earl of Uladh, into Cenel-Eoghain and Cenel-Conaill,
12] when they dethroned Mac Lachlainn and expelled him
13] from his own land, and gave the sovereignty to the son
14] of O'Neill; and they themselves obtained the hostages of
15] the Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain.

M1241.4 Maol Seachlainn Ua Domhnaill do oirdnedh i t-tighernus Tíre Conaill i nd-ionadh a athar. Ua Neill, .i. Brian do theacht chuige iar n-á iondarbhadh la Domhnall Mhag Lachlainn, & Ua Domhnaill do dhula co n-a shochraide lá Brian Ua Néill h-i Cenél Eoghain, & tuccsat cath do Mag Lachlainn, .i. cath Caimeirge, & ro mharbhsat Domhnall Ua Lachlaind tigherna Cenel Eoghain, & decneabhar da derbhfhine, & taoisicch Cenél Eoghain uile immaille fris, & ro h-oirdneadh Brian don chur-sin i t-tigernus Cenel Eoghain.

M1241.4 Melaghlin O'Donnell was installed in the lordship of Tirconnell, in the place of his father. O'Neill (i.e. Brian), after having been expelled by Mac Loughlin, came to O'Donnell, and O'Donnell, with his forces, went with Brian O'Neill into Tyrone, and they gave battle to Mac Loughlin, i.e. the battle of Caimeirge, in which they slew Donnell O'Loughlin, Lord of the Kinel-Owen, and ten of his family, together with all the chieftains of the Kinel-Owen. And Brian O'Neill was then installed in the lordship of the Kinel-Owen.

LC1241.7 Dula do Mhailsechlainn
11] .H. Domnaill le Brian .H. Neill, & a teacht
12] dibhlínaibh a Cenel Eogain doridhisi, & cath do thabairt
13] doibh do Domnall Mhág Lachlainn in tan sin .i. cath
14] Caimerge, & Domnall Mhág Lachlainn, righ Ceniuil
15] Eogain do mharbad annsin, & dechneabar da
16] deirbhfhine maille fris, & táisigh Ceniuil Eogain uile
17] do marbad ann; & righe Céniuil Eogain do gabháil
18] do Brian .H. Neill iarsin; & do marbad Siadail
19] isin chath, & daoine maithe imdha fos.


12] Maelsechlainn O'Domhnaill joined Brian O'Neill, and they
13] both went again into Cenel-Eoghain, and then gave
14] battle to Domhnall Mac Lachlainn, viz.:—the battle of
15] Camerghe, where Domhnall Mac Lachlainn, king of
16] Cenel-Eoghain, was slain, and ten of his kinsmen along
17] with him. And all the chieftains of the Cenel-Eoghain
18] were slain there; and the sovereignty of Cenel-Eoghain
19] was afterwards assumed by Brian O'Neill. And Siadhail
20] was killed, in the battle, and many more good men.

M1247.3 Maoil Seachlainn ó Domhnaill ticcherna Thire Conaill, Cenél Moáin, Insi h-Eoghain & Fher Manach do mharbhadh la Muiriss Mac Gerailt. Ba h-amhlaidh-so for-caomhnaccair-sidhe. Sluaighedh mor do tionól la Muiriss Mac Gerailt & la Gallaibh archena go riachtadar Sligeach ar tus, aissidhe co h-ess Aedha Ruaidh mic Badhairn. Do-dheachaidh Corbmac mac Diarmada mic Ruaidhri Uí Conchobhair i n-a thionól. Ba isin Cetaoine iar f-Fél Pettair & Poil indsin. Ro thionoil Ua Domhnaill Cenel Conaill & Eoghain ar a c-cind conar leccset Gall na Gaoidheal tar Ath Senaigh anunn re h-edh seachtmaine ón trath go aroile. Conidh e aireacc arrainicc leo Corbmac Ua Conchobhair go sochraide moir marcsluaigh d'faoidhedh triasan magh siar & iompudh ar fud an mhaighe suas fri bord an mointigh soir gan airiughadh do neach co rainic Bel Atha Chuluain for Eirne. Ní ro airgset Cenél c-Conaill ní conus facatar an marcsluaigh do leith a c-cúil chuca don taobh dia rabhatar don abhainn. Soait iaramh friú. O 'd-conncatar Goill aire Cenél Conaill for an marcsluaigh tangadar do leith a n-drumann chuca, uair do badh derbh leó ná caomhsataois i f-fresdal dibhlinibh, Ro lingsett an t-ath furro go m-badar Cenél c-Conaill i n-edirmedón a m-biodhbhadh iar madhadh dhoibh iompo da gach leith. Acht chena ro marbhadh Ua Domhnaill ar an lathair-sin, an Cammuinélach Ua Baoighill priomh-taoiseach na t-Trí t-Tuath, Mac Somhairle ticcherna Airer Ghaoidheal & maithi Cenél Conaill archena. Ro baidhit & ro marbhaid drong mhór do shloghaibh Mic Gerailt annsin. Ro baidhid dana araill dibh ar an f-Finn budh thuaith & sochaidhi oile don t-sloigh cettna i t-Termonn Da Beócc i t-toraigheacht na c-creach ro techset rempu im Uilliam Brit Sirriam Connacht & im Ridire ócc oile ba dearbhrathair do-sidhe. Ro h-indreadh & ro h-airccedh an tír leó iar sin. Ro fhaccaibhsed cennus Cenél c-Conaill ag Ruaidhri Ua Canannáin don cur-sin.

M1247.3 Melaghlin O'Donnell, Lord of Tirconnell, Kinel-Moen, Inishowen, and Fermanagh, was slain by Maurice Fitzgerald. He was enabled to accomplish this in the following manner: A great army was led by Maurice Fitzgerald, and the other English chiefs, first to Sligo, and thence to the Cataract of Aedh Roe, the son of Badharn. Cormac, the son of Dermot, who was son of Roderic O'Conor, joined his muster. This was on the Wednesday after the festival of SS. Peter and Paul. O'Donnell assembled the Kinel-Connell and Kinel-Owen against them, so that they did not allow a single man, either English or Irish, to cross the ford of Ath-Seanaigh for a whole week. The English then bethought them of sending Cormac O'Conor with a large body of cavalry westwards along the plain, who was to turn southwards through the plain, and then eastwards along the borders of the bog, unperceived by any one, until he should arrive at Bel-atha-Culuain a ford on the Erne. This was accordingly done, and the Kinel-Connell knew nothing of the movement until they saw the body of cavalry advancing on their rear, on their side of the river; they then turned round to them. When the English saw that the attention of the Kinel-Connell was directed towards the cavalry who had advanced on their rear, they rushed across the ford against them, being confident that they the Kinel-Connell would not be able to attend to the attacks of both. The Kinel-Connell were now in the very centre of their enemies, who had surrounded them on every side. O'Donnell was slain on the spot, as well as the Cammhuinealach Wry-necked O'Boyle, the head Chieftain of the Three Tuathas, Mac Sorley, Lord of Argyle, and other chiefs of the Kinel-Connell. A great number of Fitzgerald's forces were slain and drowned here; others of them were drowned northwards in the River Finn, and many others at Termon Daveog, in pursuit of preys that fled before them; and among the rest William Britt, sheriff of Connaught, and his brother, a young knight. The country was then plundered and desolated by them the English, and they left the chieftainship of the Kinel-Connell to Rory O'Canannan on this occasion.

LC1247.6 Ro thinoil .H. Domnaill Cenél Conaill & Cenél Eogain
7] ar a chinn a mbeol Atha Senaigh, conár légsed Gall ina
8] Gaoidheal tar áth anunn re h-edh seachtmhuine ón
9] tráth gó aroile; conidh h-í comairle do ronsad iarsin
10] Cormac .H. Conchobair do dhul marcsluag mór ar
11] fud an mhoighe soir, & do innto ar fud an mhuighe
12] suas ar bord an mhointigh; & do ghabh annsidhé lámh
13] ris in abhainn soir co ranic Ath chúil uaine for Erne;
14] & nir airighset Cenél Conaill én ní co bhfacadar
15] chuca íad don leith da rabhadar fein don abhuinn. Ocus
16] mar adchonncodar Goill Cenél Conaill & a naire
17] imorro forsan marcshluag do bhí a leith a ndroma, ro
18] lingset fein int áth, co rabhadar Cenél Conaill etorra
19] díbhlínaibh.

LC1247.6 O'Domhnaill
8] assembled the Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain to
9] meet him at Bel-atha-Senaigh, so that they allowed
10] neither Foreigners nor Gaeidhel to cross the ford during
11] the space of a whole week; when they determined
12] that Cormac O'Conchobhair should go, with a large force
13] of cavalry, eastwards along the plain, and then turn upwards
14] through the plain by the margin of the bog; and
15] he then proceeded eastwards along the river until he
16] reached Ath-Chuil-uaine on the Erne. And the Cenel-Conaill
17] observed nothing until they saw them approaching
18] on their own side of the river. And when the Foreigners
19] perceived the Cenel-Conaill watching the cavalry in their
20] rear, they themselves rushed across the ford, so that
21] the Cenel-Conaill were placed between both divisions.

LC1248.9 Sloiged la Muiris Figheróid
10] a Tir Chonaill. Creacha móra & urtha do dhenum
11] leis innti, & .H. Canannan do innarbad asin tír
12] amach i nucht h-I Néill & Cheneóil Eogain, & righe
13] Cheneóil Conaill d'fhágbáil ag Goffraigh mac Domnaill
14] mhóir h-I Dhomnaill.

11] A hosting by Maurice Fitz-Gerald into Tir-Conaill.
12] Great depredations and plunders were committed
13] by him therein; and O'Canannan was expelled
14] from the country to O'Neill and the Cenel-Eoghain, and
15] the sovereignty of Cenel-Conaill was left to Goffraigh,
16] son of Domhnall Mór O'Domhnaill.

LC1248.10 Sluaiged la Cenél Eogain &
15] la .H. Canannán a Tir Conaill doridhis, & tucsat
16] cath dá cheli annsin, & ro marbad .H. Canannán ann,
17] & morán do daoinibh maithe maille fris, la Cenél
18] Conaill, & la Goffraigh mac Domnaill h-I Dhomnaill;
19] & do ghabh fein righe Thire Chonaill iarsin.

LC1248.10 A hosting by the
17] Cenel-Eoghain, and by O'Canannain, again into Tir-Conaill,
18] when they gave battle to each other, and
19] O'Canannain, and a great many nobles along with him,
20] were slain by the Cenel-Conaill, and by Goffraigh, son
21] of Domhnall O'Domhnaill, who afterwards assumed the
22] sovereignty of Tir-Conaill.

LC1248.11 Sluaiged eli la Giúsdís na h-Erenn a Cenél Eogain do chum h-I
20] Neill, & issi comairle do rónsad Cenél Eogain, o
21] dho bhái nert Gall for Ghaoideluibh Erenn, braighde do
22] thabhairt do Ghalloibh, & sith do dhenum friú tar cenn
23] a tíre. Conmaicne Mara uile do argain do Galloibh.
24] Goill do dhul ar sluaigedh dochum h-I Fhlaithbhertaigh,
25] & maidhm do thabairt dó forra, & morán do
26] marbad dhó díbh.

LC1248.11 Another hosting by the
23] Justiciary of Erinn to Cenel-Eoghain, to O'Neill; and the
24] resolution adopted by the Cenel-Eoghain was, since the
25] power of the Foreigners was over the Gaeidhel of Erinn,
26] to give hostages to the Foreigners, and to make peace
27] with them, for the sake of their country. Conmaicne-Mara
28] was all plundered by the Foreigners. The Foreigners
29] went on a hosting to O'Flaithbhertaigh, who
30] defeated them, and killed a great number of them.

M1248.7 Sluaigheadh la Muiris Mac Geroilt i t-Tir Conaill. Creacha aidhble, urtha, & airccne do denamh lais. Ruaidhri Ua Canannáin do ionnarbadh dho i c-Cenél Eoghain & ticchernus Cenél c-Conaill do fhaccbhail ag Gofraidh mac Domhnaill Uí Domhnaill.

M1248.7 An army was led by Maurice Fitzgerald into Tirconnell, where he engaged in conflicts and committed great depredations and plunders. He banished Rory O'Canannan into Tyrone, and left the lordship of Kinel-Connell to Godfrey, the son of Donnell O'Donnell.

M1248.8 Sluaiccheadh do dhenamh la Cenél n-Eoghain & la h-Ua c-Canannáin i t-Tir Conaill doridhisi go t-tugsad cath do Gofraidh & do Cenel c-Conuill gur marbhadh Ua Canannáin .i. Ruaidhri & iomad i n-a fhochair don toisc-sin.

M1248.8 The Kinel-Owen and O'Canannan mustered a body of forces and marched into Tirconnell, and gave battle to Godfrey and the Kinel-Connell, on which expedition Rory O'Canannan and many others were slain.

M1248.9 Sluaicchedh oile la Iustís na h-Ereann i c-Cenél n-Eoghain go h-Ua Nell. As si comhairli do-rónsad Cenél Eoghain annsin braighde do thabhairt uatha o do buí nert Gall for Gaoidhealaibh Erenn, & sith do denamh riú tar cenn a t-tíre. As don cur-sin do-ronsat Goill droichet na Banna & caislen Droma Tairsicch.

M1248.9 Another army was led by the Lord Justice of Ireland into Tyrone, against O'Neill. The Kinel-Owen held a council, in which they agreed that, as the English of Ireland had, at this time, the ascendancy over the Irish, it would be advisable to give them hostages, and to make peace with them for the sake of their country. It was on this expedition that the English erected the bridge of the Bann, and the castle of Druim Tairsigh.


13] M.cc.l. Fedhlim .h. Conchobair
14] do theacht as in tuaiscert, ocus socraide mhór leis a
15] Cenél Eogain, d'innsoiged na Breiffne, ocus asidhé is
16] na Tuathaib, ocus Conchobar mac Tigernáin maróen
17] ris, ocus asidhé a Thír Mhaine, gur dhíchuirsed Toirrdhelbach
18] a Connachtaibh amach, condeachaid in ucht
19] Ghall arís, gur thinóil Fedhlim imeircech Connacht leis
20] tar Slíbh Seghsa sís, gur chuirset Goill teachta 'na
21] dheghaid, condernadar [sidh] fris, ocus aisech a righe
22] féin dó doridhis. Braighde Connacht do dhallad in Ath
23] Luain do Ghall[oibh], ocus do Thoirrdhelbach mac Aodha.
24] Creach mhór do dhenum do Fhedhlim ar Chathal .H.
25] Conchobair, ocus a chur ar innarba a Connachtuibh
26] amach dhó.


13] Fedhlim O'Conchobhair came from the North, with a
14] large army from Cenel-Eoghain, and marched into the
15] Breifne, and from thence into the Tuatha, accompanied
16] by Conchobhar, son of Tighernan; and they went from
17] thence into Tir-Maine, and expelled Toirdhelbhach out of
18] Connacht, who again went over to the Foreigners. And
19] Fedhlim collected the herds of Connacht, which he took with
20] him down across Sliabh-Seghsa; but the Foreigners sent
21] messengers after him, and made peace with him, and his
22] own kingdom was again restored to him. The hostages of
23] Connacht were blinded in Ath-Luain by the Foreigners,
24] and by Toirdhelbhach, son of Aedh. A great depredation
25] was committed by Fedhlim on Cathal O'Conchobhair,
26] who was driven in exile out of Connacht by him.

LC1250.7 Sloiged mór la Muiris
4] Mac Gerailt, & la Cathal Ua Raighilligh, & lá
5] Cúconnacht .H. Raighilligh, & maithi .H. mBriuin uile
6] maille riú, a Cenél Eogain, co rabhadar tri h-oidhche a
7] Tolaigh óg, & fuaradar morán dulc, & nír ghabhsat
8] géill ina edire ar .H. Neill don chur sin.

LC1250.7 A great hosting by Maurice
4] Fitz-Gerald, and by Cathal O'Raighilligh, and by Cuconnacht
5] O'Raighilligh, accompained by all the chieftains of
6] Uí-Briuin, into Cenel-Eoghain, when they were three
7] nights at Tulach-óg; and they received many injuries,
8] but obtained no hostages or pledges from O'Neill, on this
9] occasion.

M1250.5 Fedhlimidh Ua Concobhair do thoidheacht as an Tuaiscceart go sochraide móir lais a Cenél n-Eoghain do shaighidh na Breifne. Aissidhe isna Tuathaibh & Concobhar mac Ticcernáin maraon riss. Aissidhe i t-Tír Maine gur diochuirsed Toirrdealbhach a Connachtaibh amach go n-deachaidh i n-ucht Ghall doridhisi. Tionoilidh Fedhlim imirceacha Connacht lais tar Sliabh Segsa síos gur cuirsiod Goill teachta 'na dheoidh go n-dernadh sith etorra, & a righi d'aiseacc dhó fén doridhisi.

M1250.5 Felim O'Conor came from the north, with a numerous force, out of Tyrone; he marched into Breifny, and thence into the Tuathas, accompanied by Conor, son of Tiernan O'Conor; thence into Hy-Many, and they expelled Turlough out of Connaught, who again went over to the English. He Felim then collected all the moveable property of Connaught, and proceeded with it down across Sliabh Seaghsa the Curlieu Mountains, but the English sent messengers after him, and, a peace being concluded between them, his kingdom was again restored to him.

M1250.10 Sluaicchedh mor la Muiris Mac Gearailt, Cathal Ua Raghallaigh, Cu Connacht Ua Raghallaihg, & maithe Ua m-Briúin uile immaille friú i c-Cenel Eoghain go rabhadar teora h-oidhche i t-Tulaigh Ócc. Fuairsiod mor d'ulc & d'imneadh ainnsidhe. Nochar gabsat gell na edireadha ó Uibh Nell don cur-sin. Iar t-teacht doibh tar a n-aiss i c-Cenél Conaill Muiris Mac Gerailt do gabhail Uí Chanannain ticcherna Cenel c-Conaill ar comairce an easpuicc Uí Cerbhalláin. A marbhadh dhoibh iar sin & é ag triall ar eccin uatha.

M1250.10 A great army was led by Maurice Fitzgerald, Cathal O'Reilly, Cuconnaught O'Reilly, and all the other chiefs of Hy-Briuin, into Tyrone, and remained three nights at Tullaghoge, where they sustained much injury and hardship, but obtained no pledges or hostages from the O'Neills on this expedition. On their return into Tirconnell Maurice Fitzgerald took O'Canannan, Lord of the Kinel-Connell, prisoner, under protection of Bishop O'Carolan. He was afterwards killed as he was trying to make his escape from them.

LC1252.13 Conchobar
11] Mac Cathmhaoil, ri thoísech Cheneóil bFeradaig
12] & thuath nimdha eli, & fer síthe Conallach &
13] Eoganach & Oirgíalla, do mharbad la rútaib Bríain
14] h-I Neill, & sé ag cosnum comairce fríu, & é
15] féin ar slanacus h-I Ghairmleghaigh & h-I Chatháin.

LC1252.13 Conchobhar Mac
12] Cathmhail, king-chieftain of Cenel-Feradhaigh and many
13] other territories, peacemaker of the Cenel-Conaill, Cenel-Eoghain,
14] and Oirghialla, was slain by the routs of Brian
15] O'Neill, whilst defending his guarantee against them, he
16] himself being under the protection of O'Gairmleghaigh
17] and O'Cathain.

M1252.12 Creachsluaigheadh la Gofraidh Ua n-Domhnaill h-i Tir n-Eoghain dia t-tarraidh bú & braighde ile. Rucc Brian Ua Néill fair ag fágbáil an tíre. Ro ficcheadh iomaireag amhnus etorra adiú & anall go raímhidh for Cenél n-Eoghain co f-fargaibhset ar cenn im druing mhoir dia n-daghdaoinibh.

M1252.12 Godfrey O'Donnell made a predatory incursion into Tyrone, and took many cows and prisoners, but was overtaken as he was leaving the country by Brian O'Neill, and a fierce battle was fought between them, in which the Kinel-Owen were defeated, and left behind many heads, with a great number of their chieftains i.e. as prisoners.

M1253.9 Coccadh mór do denamh la Brian Ua Nell flaith Cenel n-Eoghain for Gallaibh, & dul dó go Moigh Cobha gur trasccradh a chaislén leiss immaille le mor do caislénaibh oile. Loisccter an Sradbaile leiss & folmaighis Machaire Uladh.

M1253.9 A great hosting by the English of Ireland, under the command of Mac Maurice (Fitzgerald), and they marched into Tyrone against O'Neill; but, far from obtaining either hostages or pledges from him, they were cut off with very great slaughter on that occasion.

LC1253.1 Sloiged mór la
21] Galloibh Erenn fá Mac Muiris, i Cénel Eogain, dinnsoiged
22] i Neill, & ní ro ghabhsat geíll iná edire don
23] dula sin a Cénel Eogain, & tucadh ár díairmhe forra.


24] A great hosting by the Foreigners of Erinn, under Mac
25] Maurice, to Cenel-Eoghain, to attack O'Neill; and they
26] obtained neither pledges nor hostages in Cenel-Eoghain
27] on this occasion; and a countless slaughter was inflicted
28] on them.

LC1253.8 Manistir oile
5] do thósainnodh dona braithribh ag ath lethan a luighni.
6] Cogad mós do dhennm do Bríain .H. Neill, do righ
7] Cheneóil Eogain, ar Ghallaib, & caisléna imdha do
8] scaoiled dhó, & sráid bhailedha do loscad, &
9] Machaire Ulad uile do fholmhugad dhó.

LC1253.8 Another monastery was founded for the Friars
5] at Ath-lethan, in Luighne. A great war was waged by
6] Brian O'Neill, king of Cenel-Eoghain, against the Foreigners;
7] and he demolished several castles; and street-towns
8] were burned, and Machaire-Uladh was entirely
9] desolated by him.

LC1260.1 Aodh .H. Conchobair do dhul isin
16] tuaiscert docum Briain h-I Neill, & morán do
17] mhaithibh Connacht maille fris. Ua Neill & Cenél
18] Eogain & Aod .H. Conchobair dho dul dibhlínaibh go
19] Dún dá lethghlas, a coinne Ghall. Maidhm adhbail do
20] thabairt do Ghalloibh Dúin forra, & Brían .H. Neill,
21] .i. rí Gaoidel Erenn, do mharbad a gcath Druma
22] derg ag Dún dá lethghlas. Ro marbadh ann Domnall
23] .H. Cairre, & Diarmaid Mag Lachlainn, & Maghnus
24] .H. Cathán, & Cian .H. h-Ineirghe, & Donnsleibhe
25] Mhág Cána, & Aodh .H. Cathán, & Muircertach
26] .H. Cathán, & Conchobar .H. Duibhdhirma, & Aodh
27] .H. Duibhdhírma a mac, & Amlaim .H. Gairmleghaigh,
28] & Cú Uladh .H. h-Anluain, & Niall .H. h-Anluain.
29] Acht atá ní chena, ro marbadh .u. fhir dhéc do mhaithibh
30] Muinnteri Cathán ar an láthair sin. Ro marbad dono
31] do Connachtaibh isin cath láthair cedna sin Gilla Crist,
32] mac Concobair, mic Cormaic, mic Tomaltaig mic
33] Diarmada, & Cathal mac Tigernáin h-I Conchobair,
34] & Maolruanaidh Mac Donnchada, & Cathal
35] mac Donnchada mic Mhuircertaigh, & Aodh mac

1] Muircertaig fhinn, & Tadhc mac Cathail mic Briain
2] HI Maoilruanaidh, & Diarmait mac Taidhg mic
3] Mhuiredhaigh mic Thomaltaigh h-I Mháilruanaidh,
4] & Conchobar Mac Gilla Erráith, & Tadhg mac Cein
5] h-I Ghadra, & Gilla Beraigh .H. Cuinn, & Carrthalus
6] mac an espuic h-I Mhuiredhaigh, et alii multi nobiles
7] et ignobiles.

LC1260.1 Aedh O'Conchobhair
17] went into the North, to Brian O'Neill, accompanied by a
18] great many of the nobles of Connacht. O'Neill, and the
19] Cenel-Eoghain, and Aedh O'Conchobhair went together
20] to Dun-da-lethghlas against the Foreigners. A terrible
21] defeat was inflicted on them by the Foreigners of Dún,
22] and Brian O'Neill, i.e. the king of the Gaeidhel of Erinn,
23] was killed in the battle of Druim-derg at Dun-da-lethglas.
24] Domhnall O'Cairre, and Diarmaid Mac Lachlainn,
25] and Maghnus O'Cathain, and Cian O'hIneirghe, and Donnsleibhe
26] Mac Cana, and Aedh O'Cathain, and Muirchertach
27] O'Cathain, and Conchobhar Dubhdhirma, and his son
28] Aedh O'Dubhdhirma, and Amhlaimh O'Gairmleghaigh, and
29] Cu-Uladh O'hAnluain, and Niall O'hAnluain were slain
30] there. In fact, fifteen of the principal men of Muinter-Cathain
31] were slain in that field. There were also slain
32] on the part of the Connnachtmen in the same battlefield,
33] Gilla-Christ, son of Conchobhar, son of Cormac, son of
34] Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, and Cathal, son of Tighernan
35] O'Conchobhair; and Maelruanaidh Mac Donnchadha; and
36] Cathal, son of Donnchadh, son of Muirchertach; and

1] Aedh, son of Muirchertach Finn; and Tadhg, son of
2] Cathal, son of Brian O'Maelruanaidh; and Diarmaid, son
3] of Tadhg, son of Muiredhach, son of Tomaltach O'Maelruanaidh;
4] and Conchobhar Mac Gilla-Erraith; and Tadhg,
5] son of Cian O'Gadhra; and Gilla-Beraigh O'Cuinn; and
6] Carthalus, son of the Bishop O'Muiredhaigh; et alii multi
7] nobiles et ignobiles.

M1261.2 Se cleirigh décc do maithibh cleireach Cenél c-Conaill do marbhadh la Concobhar Ua Nell & la Cenél n-Eoghain i n-Doire Cholaim Chille im Concobhar Ua f-Firghil. Concobhor Ua Nell do marbhadh fo cedoir tre miorbailibh De & Cholaim Chille le Donn Ua m-Breslén toiseach Fanad.

M1261.2 Sixteen of the most distinguished of the clergy of Kinel-Connell were killed at Derry by Conor O'Neill and the Kinel-Owen, together with Conor O'Firgil. Conor O'Neill was slain immediately afterwards by Donn O'Breslen, Chief of Fanad, through the miracles of God and St. Columbkille.

M1261.17 Maidhm mór la h-Ua n-Domhnaill for Niall Chulánach Ó Néill dú in ro marbhadh & in ro gabhadh sochaidhe do mhaithibh Chenel Eoghain fa mhac Cathmaoil toiseach Chenel Feradhaigh co n-druing do mhaithibh ele nach airimhther sond.

M1261.17 A great victory was gained by O'Donnell over Niall Culanagh O'Neill in a battle, in which many of the chiefs of Kinel-Owen, under the conduct of Mac Cawell, Chief of Kinel-Farry, and many other chiefs not mentioned here, were killed or taken prisoners.

M1273.3 Eochaidh Mag Mathgamhna tighearna Oirghiall, & Sochaidhe imaille ris do marbadh d'Ua Anluain, & do Cenél n- Eoghain.

M1273.3 Eochy Mac Mahon, Lord of Oriel, and many others along with him, were slain by O'Hanlon and the Kinel-Owen.

LC1273.2 Eochaid Mhág Mhathghamna,
3] rí Oirghiall, do mharbad la .H. nAnluain &
4] la Cenel Eogain, & morán eli nach airmhidhter
5] maille fris in hoc anno.

LC1273.2 Eochaidh Mac
3] Mathghamhna, king of Oirghiall, and many more along
4] with him who are not specified, were killed by O'hAnluain
5] and the Cenel-Eoghain in hoc anno.

LC1279.4 Gilla an Choimdhedh .H. Cerbhalláin, espuc
12] Chéneoil Eogain, quieuit.


12] Gilla-an-Choimdedh O'Cerbhalláin, bishop of Cenel-Eoghain,
13] quievit.

LC1281.2 Cath Dírirt dáchrich edir Conallchaib &
10] Eoghanchaib, dú atorchuir Domnall óg .H. Domnaill, rí
11] an tuaiscert, .i. fer dár ghialladar Fir Manach &
12] Oirghialla, & urmhór Gaoidel Connacht & Uladh
13] achtmagh beg, & fir mBreiffne bhós; & ant aon
14] ghaoidel rob fherr einech & oirechus; feichem coitchend
15] iarthair Eorpa & snathad uamma na h-airdríghe,
16] & farcha dluthaighthe gach degh rechta; & ionnamail
17] Chonaire mhic Edirsceóil ar óige ag gabáil righe, &
18] cnú mhullaigh Ghaoidel ar ghaisced, & medh cosmail
19] Chathail Croibh Derg ar ágh & innsoiged; & a
20] adhnacal co h-onórach a mainisdir na mbráthar a
21] nDoire Choluim chille, iar mbreith bhuadha gach uile
22] maithessai; & issiad so is ferr do marbad maille
23] fris isin maidhm sin, .i. Maolruanaid .H. Baoighill,
24] taoisech na Tri Tuath, & Eogan mac Mhaoiltsechlainn
25] mic Domnaill mhóir h-I Dhomnaill, & Ceallach
26] .H. Báighill, .i. mac Gilla Bhríghde, ant én taoisech rob
27] fherr oinech & tidnacul, & is mó do sgaoil il
28] maoine ar eigsibh, do bhí an aon aimsir ris, & dob
29] ferr lámh & uaisle; & Andíles .H. Baighill, &
30] Dubhghall a mac; & Mág Fhlannchaidh, táisioch Dartraighe;
31] & Domnall Mac Gillafhinnén, taissech
32] Muinntire Peodachán; & Enna .H. Gairmleghaigh,
33] ard táissech Cheneoil Móain; & Cormac mac an

1] fhir leighinn h-I Domnaill, taissech Fánad, & Gilla
2] an Choimdhedh. H. Maoldúin, ri Luirg, & Carmac
3] mac Carmaic h-I Dhomnaill, & Gilla na nóg mac
4] Dál re docair, & Mailsechlainn mac Neill h-I
5] Bhaighill, & Andiles mac Muirchertaigh h-I Dhomhnaill,
6] & Maghnus Mhág Cuinn, & Gilla na naom
7] .H. h-Eochagáin, & Muirchertach .H. Flaithbertaigh, &
8] Muirchertach Mac an Ulltaigh, & Flaithbertach
9] Mhág Bhuidhechán, & dáine imdha ele nach áirimhter
10] sunn.

LC1281.2 The battle of Disert-dá-chrich
10] between the Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain,
11] in which fell Domhnall Og O'Domhnaill, king of
12] the North—i.e. a man to whom submitted the Feara-Manach,
13] and the Oirghialla, and nearly the majority of
14] the Gaeidhel of Connacht and Uladh, and also the men
15] of Breifne; the best Gaeidhel for hospitality and dignity;
16] the general guardian of the west of Europe, and the
17] knitting needle of the arch-sovereignty, and the
18] rivetting hammer of every good law; the parallel of
19] Conaire, son of Edirscel, in purity when assuming sovereignty;
20] the top nut of the Gaeidhel in valour; the equal
21] of Cathal Crobhderg in battle and attack: and he
22] was honourably interred in the monastery of the Friars
23] in Doire-Choluim-Chille, after obtaining the palm of
24] every goodness. And these were the best who were
25] slain along with him in that battle, viz. Maelruanaidh
26] O'Baighill, chieftain of the Three Tuatha; and Eoghan,
27] son of Maelsechlainn, son of Domhnall Mór O'Domhnaill;
28] and Ceallach O'Baighill, i.e. the son of Gilla-Brighde—the
29] chieftain who, of all his contemporaries, was the best
30] for hospitality and generosity, and who distributed
31] various gifts in largest measure to learned men, and who
32] was the best for munificence and nobility; and Andiles
33] O'Baighill, and his son Dubhgall; and Mac Flannchaidh,
34] chieftain of Dartraighe; and Domhnall Mac Gilla-fhinnén,
35] chieftain of Muinter Pheodacháin; and Enna O'Gairmleghaigh,
36] high chieftain of Cenel-Móain; and Cormac,

1] son of the Ferleighinn O'Domhnaill, chieftain of Fánad;
2] and Gilla-in-Choimdedh O'Maeldúin, king of Lurg; and
3] Cormac, son of Cormac O'Domhnaill; and Gilla-na-nóg
4] Mac Dáil-re-dochair; and Maelsechlainn, son of Niall
5] O'Baighill; and Andiles, son of Muirchertach O'Domhnaill;
6] and Maghnus Mac Cuinn; and Gilla-na-naemh
7] O'hEochagáin; and Muirchertach O'Flaithbhertaigh; and
8] Muirchertach Mac-an-Ultaigh; and Flaithbhertach Mac
9] Buidhechán; and several other persons who are not
10] enumerated here.

M1281.2 Cath Disirt Da Chrioch edir Cenel c-Conaill & Cenel Eoghain. Aodh Buidhi mac Domhnaill Óicc mic Aodha Méth mic Aoda risa raitti an Macaomh Toinleascc & Goill Uladh imaille ris don dara leth. Domhnall Óg Ua Domhnaill ticcherna Cenel c-Conaill, Fher Manach, Airgiall, urmoir Gaoidheal Uladh uile & Connacht achd madh beacc & na Brefne uile don leth araill. Ro mheabhaidh tra an cath-so for Cenel c-Conaill. Ro marbhadh Domhnall Ua Domhnaill ann .i. an t-aen-Gaoidheal dob'ferr eneach, engnamh, aireachus & uaisle do Ghaoidhealaibh Ereann isin aimsir-sin. Fechemh coitcionn iarthair Eorpo uile e-sidhe & a adhnacul mainisdir na m-Brathor i n-Doire Colaim Cille iar m-breith buadha gacha maithessa dhó gó sin. At iatt ann-so an luchd rob ferr dar marbhadh i n-a fhochair Maol Ruanaidh Ua Baoighill taoiseach na t-Tri t-Tuath, Eoghan mac Maoil Seachlainn mic Domhnaill Móir Ui Dhomhnaill, Ceallach mac Giollu Brighde Uí Baoighill an t-aen-taoiseach dob'ferr engnamh & eneach d'exibh & d'ollamhnaibh boí i n-en aimsir riss, Aindiless Ó Baoighill, Dubhgall a mhac-somh, Giollu Criosd Mag Fhlannchaidh taoiseach Dartraicche, Domhnall Mac Gille Fhinnén taoiseach Muinntiri Feodacháin, Enna Ó Gairmleadhaigh ardtaoiseach Cenel Moáin, Corbmac mac an Fhir Leghinn Uí Domhnaill taoiseach Fanad, Giollu an Comdheadh Ua Maol Duin taoiseach Luircc, Carmac mac Carmaic Ui Domhnaill, Giollu na n-Ócc Mac Dail Le Docair, Maoil Seachloinn mac Nell Ui Bhaoighill, Aindiles mac Muircertaigh Ui Domhnaill, Maghnus Mac Cuinn, Giollu na Naemh Ua h-Eochaccáin, Muirchertach Ua Flaithbertaigh, Muircertach Mac an Ultoigh, Flaithbertach Macc Buidheachain & Sochaidhe oile do macaibh ticchernadh & taoiseach nach airimhter sonn.

M1281.2 The battle of Disert-da-chrioch was fought by the Kinel-Connell and the Kinel-Owen, that is, beween Hugh Boy, son of Donnell Oge, son of Hugh Meth, son of Hugh, who was usually called an Macaemh Toinleasc, assisted by the English of Ulster, on the one side; and Donnell Oge O'Donnell, Lord of Tirconnell, Fermanagh, Oriel, and the greater part of the Irish of Ulster, of Connaught, excepting a small portion, and of the entire of Breifny, on the other. In this battle the Kinel-Connell were defeated; and Donnell Oge O'Donnell, the most illustrious man of the Irish of his time for hospitality, prowess, splendour, and nobility, and the greatest commander in the west of Europe, was slain; and he was interred in the monastery of Derry, having obtained the palm in every goodness up to that time. The most distinguished of those who fell along with him were the following, namely, Mulrony O'Boyle, Chief of the Three Tuathas; Owen, son of Melaghlin, son of Donnell More O'Donnell; Kellagh, son of Giolla-Brighde O'Boyle, one of the most illustrious chieftains of his time for prowess, and for munificence to learned men and ollavs; Andiles O'Boyle, and Dowell, his son; Gilchreest Mac Clancy, Chief of Dartry; Donnell Mac Gillafinnen, Chief of Muintir-Feodachain; Enna O'Gormly, Chief of Kinel-Moen; Cormac, son of the Ferleighin Lector O'Donnell, Chief of Fanad; Gilla-an-Choimhdheadh O'Muldoon, Chief of Lurg; Cormac, son of Cormac O'Donnell; Gilla-na-nóg Mac Dail-re-docair; Melaghlin, son of Niall O'Boyle; Andiles, son of Murtough O'Donnell; Manus Mac Quin; Gilla-na-naev O'Heoghagan; Murtough O'Flaherty; Murtough Macan-Ulty; Flaherty Mac Buidheachain; and many others of the sons of lords and chieftains not enumerated here.

M1283.1 Aodh Buidhe O Nell ticcherna Cenel Eoghain, fecce enigh & ghaisccidh Gaoidheal, aon-rogha an Tuaisccirt ar thiodhnacal sett & maoine, fer ba moa gráin & cosccar da cenél i n-a aimsir. Ba rioghdhamhna diongbhala d'Eirinn e-ssidhe, do mharbhadh la Mag Mathghamhna, Brian, & la h-Airghiallabibh & la Giollu Iosu Ruadh mac Domhnaill Ui Raghallaigh.

M1283.1 Hugh Boy O'Neill, Lord of Kinel-Owen; head of the liberality and valour of the Irish; the most distinguished in the North for bestowing jewels and riches, the most formidable and victorious of his tribe in his time, and the worthy heir to the throne of Ireland; was slain by Mac Mahon (Brian) and the Oriels, and Gilla-Isa Roe, son of Donnell O'Reilly.

LC1283.1 Aodh Buidhe
15] .H. Neill, rí Chénel Eogain, & righdhamhna Erenn uile
16] áirchena, & barr einigh & gaiscid Gaoidel, &
17] aon rogha an tuaiscert ar thidhnacal séd & eallaigh
18] & echraid, & fer bhudh mo gráin & coscur do
19] Cénol Eogain na aimsir fein, do mharbad la Brian
20] Mhág Mhathghamna, ri Oirgíall, & la h-Oirghiallaibh
21] airchena, & la Gilla Iossa ruadh mac Domnaill h-I
22] Raighilligh, in hoc anno.


15] Aedh Buidhe O'Neill, king of Cenel-Eoghain, and also
16] royal heir of all Erinn; head of the hospitality and valour
17] of the Gaeidhel, and the most distinguished of the North
18] for bestowing jewels, and cattle, and horses; and the most
19] formidable and victorious man of the Cenel-Eoghain in his
20] own time, was slain by Brian Mac Mathghamhna, king of
21] Oirghiall, and by the Oirghialla likewise, and by Gilla-Isa
22] Ruadh, son of Domhnall O'Raighilligh, in hoc anno.

LC1286.1 Mor sluaiged la h-Iarla
7] Uladh a Connachtaibh, gur mhill morán do mhainisdrechaibh
8] & do ceallaib Connacht, & gidhedh do
9] ghabh nert gacha conair rainic, & do ghabh braighde
10] Connacht uile; & rug sluaigh Connacht lais iarsin,
11] & do ghabh braighde Conaill & Eogain, & do
12] athrígh Domnall mac Briain h-I Neill, & tuc righe do
13] Niall chúlánach .H. Neill in dulad sin.

LC1286.1 A great
8] hosting by the Earl of Ulster into Connacht, when
9] he destroyed many of the monasteries and churches
10] of Connacht; and he obtained sway, nevertheless, in
11] every place through which he passed, and received the
12] hostages of all Connacht; and he afterwards took with
13] him the army of Connacht, and obtained the hostages of
14] Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eoghain; and he deposed Domhnall,
15] son of Brian O'Neill, and gave the sovereignty to
16] Niall Culanach O'Neill, on this occasion.

M1286.1 Sloigheadh mór la h-Iarla Uladh i c-Connachtaibh gur ro milleadh moran do mhainistribh & do cheallaibh seachnón Connacht lais. Ro ghabh neart in gach conair dar ghabh, & ro ghabh braighde Connacht uile. Rug iaram Connachtaigh lais gur ro ghabh braighde Conaill & Eoghain. Ro aithrígh Domhnall mac Briain Uí Néill, & tug tighearnus do Niall Chúlánach.

M1286.1 A great army was led by the Earl of Ulster into Connaught; and many monasteries and churches throughout the province were destroyed by him. He obtained sway in every place through which he passed, and took the hostages of all Connaught. He then brought the Connacians with him, and took the hostages of the Kinel-Connell and Kinel-Owen. He deposed Donnell, the son of Brian O'Neill, and gave the lordship to Niall Culanagh.

M1290.3 Sloiccedh la Domhnall mac Briain Uí Nell i c-Cenel n-Eoghain gur chuir Niall Culánach Ó Nell ar eccin esde & ticchernus Chenél n-Eoghain do gabháil dó fen a los a lamh.

M1290.3 An army was led by Donnell, the son of Brian O'Neill, into Kinel-Owen, whence he expelled Niall Culanagh O'Neill, and he himself then assumed the lordship of Kinel-Owen by force of arms.

LC1290.5 Sluaiged la Domnall mac
24] Briain h-I Neill a Cénél nEogain, gur chuir Niall O Neill
25] ar eigin aisde, & gur ghabh fein an righe alloss a
26] neirt.

LC1290.5 A hosting by Domhnall,
24] son of Brian O'Neill, to Cenel-Eoghain, out of
25] which he forcibly expelled Niall O'Neill; and he assumed
26] the sovereignty himself by means of his power.

LC1293.6 Flóirint .H. Cerballán, espuc Chenel Eogain,
24] quieuit in Cristo.

LC1293.6 Florence O'Cerbhalláin,
26] bishop of Cenel-Eoghain,quievit in Christo.

LC1295.2 Brian, mac Aodha
14] buidhe mic Dhomnaill óig mic Oedha meith, ri Chénel
15] Eogain, do marbad la Domnall mac Briain h-i Neill,
16] & ár mór do Galloib & do Ghoeidelaibh maille
17] fris.

LC1295.2 Brian, son of Aedh Buidhe, son of
16] Domhnall Og, son of Aedh Meth, king of Cenel-Eoghain,
17] was slain by Domhnall, the son of Brian O'Neill; and a
18] great slaughter of the Foreigners and Gaeidhel along with
19] him.

LC1303.5 Toirrdhelbach mac Domnaill óig h-I Dhomnaill, da
2] ngoirthi Toirrdhelbach Chnuic in mhadhma, .i. rí Tire
3] Conaill re dhá bliadain dhéc innte & na h-ecmuis;
4] fer coctach cosnamach, & Cúcullainn clainni Dalaigh
5] ar ghaisced, do marbad la h-Aodh mac Domnaiil óig .i. a
6] derbrathair fein, iar cogad fhada, & iar milled
7] moráin imón tír ar gach toebh, & ár adhbail eli
8] maille fris do Chenel Eogain & do mhaithibh Ghall in
9] tuaiscert, & do Chonnallchaibh féin áirchena, &
10] Muircertach Mhág Fhlannchaidh, taissech Dartraighe.
11] Ro marbad ann Donn .H. Cathán, rí bfer gCraibhe &
12] Ciannachtai, & Donnchad Mac Menmain, & Aodh
13] mac Menmain, dá mac mhic in fhir leighinn h-I Dhomnaill,
14] & Niall mac Neill h-I Bhaighill, deg adhbar
15] taisigh na Trí Túath, Mac Ughossa & a mac & a
16] derbráthair, & Adám Sandail, & Goill & Gaoidel
17] imdha ósin amach; & Aodh .H. Domnaill do ghabail
18] a flaithis fein, iarsani mór choscur sin, gur bhó cuan ar
19] ciunachaid, & tuile ar trághad & ard ghoeth ar
20] nimthecht a tigerntus iar dtreimhsi.

LC1303.5 Toirdhelbhach,
2] son of Domhnall Og O'Domhnaill, who was usually called
3] 'Toirdhelbhach of Cnoc-in-mhadhma', i.e. the king of
4] Tir-Conaill during twelve years, both in it and out of it—
5] a warlike, active man, and the Cuchullainn of theClann-Dalaigh
6] in valour—was slain by Aedh, the son of
7] Domhnall Og, i.e. his own brother, after a long war, and
8] after much destruction had been committed on all sides
9] throughout the country, and a prodigious slaughter along
10] with him of the Cenel-Eoghain, and the chiefs of the
11] Foreigners of the North, and of the Cenel-Conaill themselves
12] likewise, and Muirchertach Mac Fhlannchaidh,
13] chieftain of Dartraighe. Donn O'Cathain, king of Feara-Craibhe
14] and Cianachta, was slain there, and Donnchadh
15] Mac Menmain and Aedh Mac Menmain—the two grandsons
16] of the Fer leighinn O'Domhnaill; and Niall, son of
17] Niall O'Baighill, the good material of a chieftain of the
18] Three-Tuatha; Mac Ughossa and his son, and his brother,
19] and Adam Sandal, and numerous Foreigners and Gaeidhel
20] besides. And Aedh O'Domhnaill resumed his own
21] sovereignty after this great triumph, so that after a while
22] his government was like a sea growing calm, a tide ebbing,
23] and a high wind subsiding.

LC1314.1 Niall mac Briain h-I Neill, .i.
27] ant oen mac righ dob uaisle, & dob onóraighe, &
28] dob ferr enech do Chenel Eogain na aimsir fein,
29] d'fhagail bhais in bliaduin sin.

LC1314.1 Niall, son of
28] Brian O'Neill, i.e., the noblest, and most honourable, and
29] most bountiful prince of the Cenel-Eoghain in his own
30] time, died this year.

M1419.3 Coccadh mór do eirghe eitir Ua Neill, Domhnall mac Enrí Aimhreidh, & Eoghan mac Néill Óicc rioghdhamhna Chenél Eoghain. Tainicc Eoghan i m-báidh Uí Domhnaill, Toirrdhealbhaigh, & do- róine a charadradh d'urnaidhm fris. Tionoilit sluagh lán-mór do dhul i t-Tir Eoghain. Tainicc isin sochraide-sin, Brian Mag Mhathghamhna tighearna Oirghiall, & Tomás Mhág Uidhir tighearna Fear Manach, & iarná t-torrachtain go h-aon-mhaighin co Toirrdhealbhach do deachatar uile i t-Tír Eoghain, & ro h-oirgheadh an tír co léir leo, & ro ionnarbsat Ó Néill fo dhimiadh a Tír Eóghain uile gur ros-cuirset i mesg Gall tar Banna anonn, & Mac Uí Neill Buidhe do dhenamh crech fair isna Glindibh.

M1419.3 A great war arose between O'Neill (Donnell, the son of Henry Aimhreidh) and Owen, the son of Niall Oge, Roydamna of Tyrone. Owen repaired to O'Donnell (Turlough), and formed a league of friendship with him; and they mustered a very great army to march into Tyrone. Brian Mac Mahon, Lord of Oriel, and Thomas Maguire, Lord of Fermanagh, came to join this army; and when they had come to one place, to meet Turlough O'Donnell, they all marched into Tyrone, totally plundered the country, and expelled O'Neill from Tyrone with disgrace, and drove him over across the Bann, to the English; and Mac-I-Neill Boy committed depredations upon him in the Glynns.

U1437.3 Cathal h-Ua Tresaigh do eg 6 Idus Octobris.

U1437.3 Cathal Ua Tresaigh died on the 6th of the Ides 10th of October.

U1444.4 Gilla Michil h-Ua Tresaigh d'h-eg.

U1444.4 Gilla-Michil Ua Tresaigh died.

M1458.5 Art Ó Néill mac Eoghain mic Neill Óicc cenn oinigh & eangnamha Cenél Eoghain d'écc.

M1458.5 Art O'Neill, the son of Owen, son of Niall Oge, the most eminent man of Tyrone for hospitality and prowess, died.

LC1462.1 Brian mac Pilip Meg Uidir do marbadh  re Cenel Eoghain an bliadain sin.

LC1462.1 Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, was killed by the Cenel-Eoghain this year.

LC1498.1 H. Neill, .i.
15] Enrí Óg mac Enri mic Eogain, tigerna Chéneil Eogain,
16] ocus fer lán do uaisle ocus d'ard rath, do marbad a
17] n-Doirín in Fhiadha le clainn Chuinn h-I Neill, a n-digail
18] i n-athar.

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.


19] Maidhm lá .H. Neill ar Aodh mac Domnaill h-I Neill,
20] ocus ar Conn mac Neill mic Airt, dar marbh ocus dár
21] ghabh morán dá muinter, ocus dar bhen a n-eich ocus a
22] n-éidigh dibh, innus gur an tigernus Chinéil Eogain gan
23] imressain aige osin amach.

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.

LC1528.4 Conn mac Neill
30] mic Airt h-I Neill, cennfedhna maith do Chinél Eogain,
31] do mharbad la mac Airt Óig h-I Neill, ocus dias mac

1] h-I Neill .i. Enrí ocus Cormac, do bhí a láimh ag .H. Neill
2] a b-fad roime sin, do thabairt do clainn Cuinn mic
3] Neill, ocus clann Cuinn do crochad na deisi mac righ
4] sin.

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, 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.


14] Mac I Néill .i. Niall mac Airt Óig ar b-fhagail bháis an
15] bhliádain si .i. an t' én mac righ is mo d'fhulaing do bhuadh
16] ocus do dochur cogaid etir Chinel Eógain ocus Cinél
17] Conaill dá d-tanic do slicht Eogain mic Neill riam,
18] ocus soidech dingmhála do righe Chiníl Eogain dá roiched
19] í .i. fer lán d'aithne ocus d'ealaduin leth re léghthoreacht
20] ocus re litir gaoidhilge, ocus re fonn beoil ocus laime.

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.

M1563.1 O Domhnaill Maghnas mac Aodha Duibh, mic Aodha Ruaidh, mic Neill Gairbh, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona, ticcherna Chenél c-Conaill, Innsi h-Eocchain, Cenél Moain, Fher Manach, & Iochtair Connacht, fer na ro leicc a fhairbrígh na a iomarcraidh lasna tighearnadhaibh battar ina chomharsain, & ina chomhfochraibh co h-aimsir a fhochaidhe, & a eneirte, fer aggarbh, ainmín, aindiúid amhnas fri naimhdibh, & biodhbadhaibh go t-tabhradh go fomamaighte dia reir, fer mín, muinterdha, cendais, cairdemhail, derlaicthech, deigh-einigh do dhámhaibh, do dheoradhaibh, d'eiccsibh, & d'ollamhnaibh, d'urdaibh, & d'eccailsibh amhail as reil acc senaibh & acc senchaidhibh, fer ergna, il-cerdach co m-buaidh n-inntlecta, & n-aithne ar gach n-ealadhain archena do écc .9. February ina longport feissin i l-Leithber isin m-baile do-ronadh lais-siumh cetus d'aimhdheóin I Neill, & Chenel Eoghain, & a adhnacal i n-otharlighe a shen & a shinnsior i n-Dún na n-Gall i Mainistir .S. Fronsés co n-onoir, & co n-airmittin móir iar m-breith buadha ó dhomhan, & o dhemhan.

M1563.1 O'Donnell (Manus, the son of Hugh Duv, son of Hugh Roe, son of Niall Garv, son of Turlough of the Wine), Lord of Tirconnell, Inishowen, Kinel-Moen, Fermanagh, and Lower Connaught; a man who never suffered the chiefs who were in his neighbourhood and vicinity to encroach upon any of his superabundant possessions, even to the time of his disease and infirmity; a fierce, obdurate, wrathful, and combative man towards his enemies and opponents, until he had made them obedient to his jurisdiction; and a mild, friendly, benign, amicable, bountiful, and hospitable man towards the learned, the destitute, the poets, and the ollaves, towards the religious orders and the church, as is evident from the accounts of old people and historians; a learned man, skilled in many arts, gifted with a profound intellect, and the knowledge of every science, died on the 9th of February, at his own mansion-seat at Lifford, a castle which he had erected in despite of O'Neill and the Kinel-Owen, and was interred in the burial place of his predecessors, and ancestors at Donegal, in the monastery of St. Francis, with great honour and veneration, after having vanquished the Devil and the world.

M1567.2 Slóiccheadh lán-mhór lér-thionoilte lá h-Ua Neill (Sean mac Cuinn, mic Cuinn mic Enri, mic Eocchain) do dhol h-i c-Cenel c-Conaill for Ua n-Domhnaill (Aodh mac Maghnusa, mic Aodha Óicc, mic Aodha Ruaidh) do iondradh & do orccain na tíre feibh do-rónadh lais feacht riamh cidh an tan ná caomhnaccair Ua Domhnaill (Maghnus) follamhucchadh ná fír-imdheaghail a fhlatha nách a thíre ar a eineirte, & a easláinte, & tria fhrith-bheart & comh-fhuachtain a chloinne budhéin fria 'roile. Bá h-ann do-rala d'Ua Domhnaill (Aodh) a beith go n-uathadh sochraite im Aodh mac Aodha Óicc mic Aodha Ruaidh cona chomhfhuilidhibh ag Ard an Gháire allatuaidh don inbher dianidh ainm Súileach, & iarná cloisteacht dó go ro dáil Ó Neill cona shlóghaibh don tír ro fhaoídh teachta do thochuireadh in ro bo comhfhoccus dó dia aireachaibh & baí feisin agá n-ernaidhe an dú-sin, ar a aoí ní tangattar-somh ineallmha fó a toghairm. A m-battar ann iaramh i n-urthosach laoí ní ro ráthaighsiot ní conus-facattar edh a radhairc uatha don taobh araill d'Fearsait Shúilidhi balc slán do shlócchaibh acc dian-asccnamh ina n-dóchum ina n-drongaibh & ina n-díormaibh, ní ro ansat dia reimim co rangattar gan anadh gan airisiomh tar an f-Fersait ar bá h-aithbhe ann an tan-sin. Arna airiucchadh-sin d'Ua Domhnaill ro chuir a brodlom becc slóicch i n-inneall, & i n-orducchadh fó chédóir, & ro la diorma marc-slóicch im mac Uí Dhomhnaill .i. Aedh mac Aedha do dheabhaidh fri tosach an t-slóigh ar dáigh co t-toirsedh a throightheacha iomlán lais tarsna redh-maighibh i t-tarrasair é go h-ionad innill ná caomhsatais a bhiodhbhadha a timchealladh, nách a tacmancc. Ima comranaicc etir marc-sluacch Uí Dhomhnaill & urthosach marc-slóigh Uí Néill do-rochair Niall mac Donnchaidh Cairbrigh mic Aodha Óicc, mic Aodha Ruaidh, & Domhnall Ulltach mac an doctuira ollamh Uí Domhnaill lé leighes, & Mag Rabhartaigh agá m-baoí iomcoimhéd Cathaighe Colaim Chille, lá sluagh Uí Neill. Acht cena ad-bearad araile gurab lá a mhuintir budhéin do-cher Niall Ó Domhnaill. Do-rochair bheós ó Cenél n-Eocchain mac Mécc Mathghamhna co n-droing oile cenmotá-somh. O ro fhidir mac Ui Domhnaill (.i. Aedh mac Aodha) an forlíon baoí ina acchaidh, & a thighearna do rochtain ar daingen, ro len-samh h-é conus-tarraidh acc airisiumh fri foiridhin a muintire do breith fair. Ní cian tra baoí-siumh i n-udmaille moir menman conus-faca dréchta dia shain-muintir ina dhóchum bá fo líth lais-siumh a rochtain chuicce. Tánaic ann cetus Mac Suibhne na t-Tuath, Murchadh Mall mac Eocchain Óicc mic Eoccain, clann Mec Suibhne Fanatt, Toirrdhealbhach Ócc & Aodh Buidhe, & Mac Suibhne Bóghaineach, Maol Muire mac Aodha, mic Neill, & iar rochtain go h-aon-mhaighin dóibh nir bhó h-adhbhal a sochraide ar ní rabhadar cenmothá ceithri chéd nama. Ro acaoín Ua Domhnaill a imnedh & a ettualang frisna maithibh-sin, & at-bert friú gur bhó lainne & gur bhó maisi lais a écc, & a oittheadh do maighin, riasiú no fho-daimhfedh an do-radsat Cenel Eoccain do thár & do tarcasal fair budhein, fora dherbhfhine, & fora chomhfuilidhibh amhail ná ro fhulaing & ná ro fhodhaimh a bhunadh-chenél riamh roimhe, & go sonnradhach an dí-miadh & an dimhiccin ro imirset fair don chur-sin .i. a athchur & a ionnarbadh co foireicneach as a longport. Ro aontuighsiot na maithe-sin uile fri h-aithescc an ard-fhlatha, & at-beartsat gur bhó fíor na forchanta & na fuighle ro chan conadh fair deisith oca Ua Neill cona slócch d'ionnsaicchidh. Bá dána dochoiscc, aindiuid, ecceilligh an comhairle do-rónadh annsin .i. saicchidh an mhór-ghabhaidh & an mhór-guasachta ro bhaoí for cionn dóibh. Ar a aoí bá mó ro fortamhluigh gradh a n-einigh, & a n-athardha ina c-cridhe oldás gradh a c-corp, & a c-caomh-anmann. Ro asccnáttar iaramh co h-aoín-mhenmnach for c-cúla ina n-inneall cró-becc bodhbha, & ina n-aon-bhróin n-athardha for amus longpoirt Uí Néill. Amhail ad-chonnairc Ó Neill ina dhochom gach n-díreach iat, ro cheis a mheanma co mór orra co n-ebirt,‘As machtnadh, & as iongnadh adhbhal lem’ ar sé ‘nárbh usa don lucht úd ar n-oighriar & ar m-bretha d'fhulang, inás tocht dia n-airleach & dia mudhucchadh fo chédóir diar saighidh’. Dia m-baoí forsna h-iomráitibh-sin ro dhóirtsiot damhraidh Cenel c-Conaill go diogháir dásachtach h-i c-cenn slóigh Uí Néill, nir bhó feich optha lá h-anradhaibh I Néill an ní-sin uair báttar agá n-eidedh amhail as déine con-rangattar ó do-ruachtatar-somh eadh a f-fairccsiona doibh. Bá fíochdha forgranna an féccadh for-niata for-gruamdha do-bert cach for aroile díbh d'ionnaibh a rosc rinn-radharcach, do-bertsat a n-gáire catha os aird gur bhó lór d'furail time & teichmhe for fhiallach anbfann anarrachta an comhgáiriucchadh do-rónsat ag rochtain h-i c-cenn aroile dóibh. Ro gabhsat for tuargain & for trén-athchuma, for machtadh & for mudhucchadh aroile fri ré fhoda co ro farccbhadh fir h-i faoinlighe & curaidh crechtnaighthe, & óicc athghaoíte, & laoich leidmeacha arna f-fiar-ledradh san armhach ar t-trioll. Acht chena ro mheabhaidh for Chenel n-Eoghain tré nert iomghona & iombualta gur bhó h-eiccenn dóibh a lathair catha d'folmucchadh, & saighidh gusan c-conair forsa t-tudhchattar gion gur bhó sodhaing dóibh a rochtain an tan-sin ar ro líon an mhuir isin f-Fersait tarsa t-tangattar a t-tús laoí, co nár bhó sodhula tairsi idir, munbhadh tinnesnaighi na tograma, dedlacht & dúire na druinge báttar ina n-diuidh acc aithe a n-dímiadha, a n-anffaladh, & a n-aincridhe ag forcongra forra a h-ionnsaicchidh. Nír bhó h-ailsedhach ro cingsiot gusan rian-mhuir ar ni airisedh neach dibh fria commbrathair, ná fria chomhfhuilidhe gion gur bhó térnudh a gábhadh nó a guasacht dóibh rochtain gusan imbhear oiccen dubh-domhain baoí for a c-cionn. Nír bhó saighidh tesa iar f-fuacht, na anacail iar n-eiccen an ionnsaicchidh-sin, ar ro báidheadh líon dírimhe for an lionn-mhuir lan n-domhain dibh gér bó lainn lá cách uadhaibh (andar leó) a legadh dia saighidh. Ro faccbaitt sochaidhe iomdha etir mharbhadh & badhadh do sluagh Uí Neill isin maighin-sin. Báttar iad ba h-aireghda dib-sidhe Brian mac Enri mic Seain I Neill cona dearbrathair, Mac Domhnaill Gallócclach consapal I Neill co n-druing moir do Cloinn n-Domhnaill amaille fris, An Dubhaltach Ua Donnghaile dearbh-comhalta I Néill (aoin-fher bá dile & bá tocha lais isin m-bith) co sochaidhe móir dia chineadh, & dréchta dearmhara do Muintir Choinne, & do Muintir Ágáin. Acht chena as edh a chumair, ro marbhadh, & ro báidhedh tri ced décc do shluacch I Neill isin c-caith-ghleó-sin. At-bearat araile liubhair gur bhó trí mhile fer co t-tuilleadh easbhaidh shlóigh I Néill isin ló-sin. Dála I Néill tra térna-sidhe as an maidhm íshin, & bá fearr lais nách térnafed óir ro saobhadh a chiall, & a chétfadha dia éis. At-laí go h-inchleithe gan airiucchadh do neoch la taobh na h-abhann suas go rainicc tar Áth Thairsi h-i c-comhfochraibh don Sgairbh Sholais lá h-eolas druinge do Mhuintir Gallchubhair (d'oireacht & d'fíor Muintir Uí Domhnaill feisin) & ní ro h-anadh lais go ruacht tré cliothar diamhair gacha conaire go Tír Eogain, Nír bhó h-iomdha dna tegh no teghdhais gan damhna dér & fotha fíor-chaoíneadh ó Chairlinn go Finn & go Feabhail. Bá h-adhbhal, & bá dirimh an ro fáccbhadh d'edalaibh etir eachaibh, arm, & ededh ag Cenel c-Conaill don chur-sin. An t-ochtmadh lá do mhí Máii do shonnradh do sraoíneadh an maidhm íshin.

M1567.2 O'Neill (John, son of Con, who was son of Henry, who was son of Owen) mustered a very numerous army, to march into Tirconnell against O'Donnell (Hugh, the son of Manus, son of Hugh Oge, son of Hugh Roe), to plunder and ravage the country, as he had done some time before, when O'Donnell (Manus) was not able to govern or defend his principality or country, in consequence of his own infirmity and ill health, and the strife and contention of his sons. The place where O'Donnell happened to be with a few forces at this time, with Hugh Oge, the son of Hugh Roe, and with others of his relations, was Ard-an-ghaire, on the north side of the estuary which is called Suileach; and, hearing that O'Neill had arrived with his forces in the country, he dispatched messengers to summon such of his chieftains as were in his neighbourhood, and he himself awaited them there at Ard-an-ghaire; they did not, however, come fully assembled at his summons. As they were here waiting, they received no notice of any thing, until, at break of day, they perceived, just within sight, on the other side of Fearsad-Suilighe, a powerful body of forces rapidly advancing towards them, in hosts and squadrons ; and they stopped not in their course, without halting or delaying, until, without halting or delaying, they had crossed the Fearsad, for the tide was out at the time. When O'Donnell perceived this, he instantly drew up his little army in order and array, and dispatched a troop of cavalry, under the command of the son of O'Donnell (Hugh, the son of Hugh), to engage the van of the enemy, in order that he might bring all his infantry across the level fields into a secure position, where his enemies could not encompass or surround them. In the engagement which followed between O'Donnell's cavalry and the van of the cavalry of O'Neill, fell, by O'Neill's army, Niall, the son of Donough Cairbreach, son of Hugh Oge, son of Hugh Roe O'Donnell; Donnell Ultagh, son of the Doctor, Ollav to O'Donnell in physic; and Magroarty, who had the custody of the Cathach of St. Columbkille. Some, however, assert that Niall O'Donnell was slain by his own people. On the side of the Kinel-Owen fell the son of Mac Mahon, and many others. When the son of O'Donnell (Hugh, the son of Hugh) perceived the numbers who were opposed to him, and that his lord had retired to a place of security, he followed him, in order to await the arrival of relief from his people. Nor was he long in a depressed state of mind, when he perceived numbers of his faithful people advancing towards him, and rejoiced was he at their arrival. Thither came, in the first place, Mac Sweeny-na-dTuath (Murrough Mall, the son of Owen Oge, son of Owen); the sons of Mac Sweeny Fanad, Turlough Oge and Hugh Boy; and Mac Sweeny Banagh (Mulmurry, the son of Hugh, son of Niall). And when all had arrived at one place, they formed no very great force, for they were only four hundred in number. To these chiefs O'Donnell complained of his distress and injuries; and he protested to them that he would deem it more pleasing and becoming to fall and to die in the field, than to endure the contempt and dishonour with which he himself, his tribe, and his relations, had been treated by the Kinel-Owen, such as his ancestors had never suffered or endured before; but more especially the insult and indignity they had offered him on this occasion, by violently expelling and banishing him from his fortress. All the chieftains assented to the speech of their prince, and said that all the remarks and sentiments he had expressed were true, so that they resolved to attack O'Neill and his army. The resolution here adopted, of facing the great danger and peril which awaited them, was bold, daring, obdurate, and irrational; but the love of their protegees and inheritances prevailed in their hearts over the love of body and life, and they marched back with unanimous courage, in a regularly arrayed small body, and in a venomous phalanx, towards the camp, of O'Neill. When O'Neill perceived them moving directly towards him, he became disturbed in spirit, and he said: ‘It is very wonderful and amazing to me that those people should not find it easier to make full concessions to us, and submit to our awards, than thus come forward to us to be immediately slaughtered and destroyed.’ While he was saying these words the troops of the Kinel-Connell rushed vehemently and boldly upon the army of O'Neill; nor did O'Neill's soldiers refuse to sustain their onset, for when they the Kinel-Connell had come within sight of them, they began to accoutre themselves with all possible speed. Fierce and desperate were the grim and terrible looks that each cast at the other from their starlike eyes; they raised the battle cry aloud, and their united shouting, when rushing together, was sufficient to strike with dismay and turn to flight the feeble and the unwarlike. They proceeded and continued to strike, mangle, slaughter, and cut down one another for a long time, so that men were soon laid low, heroes wounded, youths slain, and robust heroes mangled in the slaughter. But, however, the Kinel-Owen were at length defeated by dint of slaughtering and fighting, and forced to abandon the field of battle, and retreat by the same road they had come by, though it was not easy for them to pass it at this time, for the sea the tide had flowed into the Fearsad, which they had crossed in the morning, so that to cross it would have been impracticable, were it not that the vehemence of the pursuit, the fierceness, bravery, and resoluteness of the people who were in pursuit of them, to be revenged on them for their previous insults, enmity, and animosity, compelled them to face it. They eagerly plunged into the swollen sea, and no one would wait for a brother or a relation, although it was no escape from danger or peril for them to have reached the dark, deep ocean estuary which was before them. This was not an approach to warmth after cold, or to protection after violence, for a countless number of them was drowned in the deep full tide, though it would be happy for them all, as they thought, to be permitted to approach it. Great numbers of O'Neill's army were lost here, both by slaying and drowning; the most distinguished of whom were: Brian, the son of Henry, son of John O'Neill, and his brother; Mac Donnell Galloglagh, constable of O'Neill, with many of the Clann-Donnell besides; Dubhaltach O'Donnelly, O'Neill's own foster-brother, and the person most faithful and dear to him in existence, with a great number of his tribe; also great numbers of Muintir-Coinne and Muintir-Again. In short, the total number of O'Neill's army that were slain and drowned in that battle was thirteen hundred; some books however state that O'Neill's loss in this battle was upwards of three thousand men. As for O'Neill, he escaped from this battle; but he would rather that he had not, for his reason and senses became deranged after it. He passed privately, unperceived by any one of his enemies upwards along the river side towards its source, until he crossed Ath-thairsi, a ford which is in the vicinity of Sgairbh-sholais, under the guidance of a party of the O'Gallaghers, some of O'Donnell's own subjects and people; and he travelled on by retired and solitary ways until he arrived in Tyrone. There were not many houses or families, from Cairlinn to the River Finn and to the Foyle, who had not reason for weeping, and cause for lamentation. Great and innumerable were the spoils, comprising horses, arms, and armour, that were left behind to the Kinel-Connell on this occasion. This defeat of Fersad Swilly was given on the 8th day of May.

M1590.5 Mac Uí Neill .i. Aodh Geimhleach, mac Seain Dhonnghailigh mic Cuinn Bhacaigh mic Cuinn, mic Enri, mic Eoghain do crochadh lá h-iarla Tire h-Eoghain .i. Aodh mac Fhir Dhorcha, mic Cuinn Bhacaigh. Ní baí fer a aesa lé h-athaidh do Chenél Eoghain mic Neill ro badh mó eccaoine ina an t-Aodh sin.

M1590.5 The son of O'Neill, i.e. Hugh Geimhleach, son of John Donnghaileach, son of Con Bacagh, son of Con, son of Henry, son of Owen, was hanged by the Earl of Tyrone, Hugh, son of Ferdorcha, son of Con Bacagh. There had not been for a long time among the race of Eoghan, the son of Niall, a man more generally lamented than this Hugh.

M1592.13 Ni ro léicc Ó Domhnaill Aodh Ruadh sccaoileadh don uathadh sochraide sin do-rala ina fharradh co rainicc etir throighthech & marcach isin c-coiccrich i c-Cenél Eoghain mic Neill. Ní dheachaidh tra raibhthe, na reimfios dia saighidh, ar ni ro shaoílsiot a eirghe-siumh ineallmha as in lighe ina m-baoí, & ní móa do-radsat dia n-uídh teichemh ria c-Cenel c-Conaill ó cein mhair. Ro creach loiscceadh in ro ba coimhnesa doibh do Cenel Eoghain lasan uathadh slóigh sin gontar airlightear gach aon rob' inéchta ar a ruccsat. Tarthatar an sluagh edala iomdha etir cethraibh & indilibh, & soait for c-cúlaibh dia c-crich budhéin./P>

M1592.13 O'Donnell (Hugh, the son of Manus) and these chiefs who came to meet him, then held a consultation; and the resolution which O'Donnell came to (as he felt his own feebleness and great age) was, to resign his lordship to his son, and to style him O'Donnell. This resolution was universally applauded by all, and accordingly adopted, for O'Firghil the Erenagh was sent for; and he inaugurated Hugh Roe chief of the country, by order and with the blessing of his father; and the ceremony of conferring the name was legally performed, and he styled him O'Donnell on the third day of May.

O'Donnell (Hugh Roe) did not permit those few troops he had then with him to disperse, but marched them, both horse and foot, into the neighbouring parts of the territory of the race of Eoghan, the son of Niall. No notice or forewarning of this movement had reached the others, for they did not think that he had perfectly recovered from his confinement; yet they did not intend  to fly before the Kinel-Connell neither, indeed, had it been their wont to do so from a remote period. By this small army of the Kinel-Connell the neighbouring parts of Kinel-Owen were plundered and burned; every one fit to bear arms whom they caught was put to the sword and slaughtered. The army also seized upon many spoils, both herds and flocks, and then returned back to their own territory.

M1595.9 Ro gabhaitt bheós teóra caistialla ele lá h-Ua n-Domhnaill isin ló cédna. Ro marbhaitt, & ro mudhaighit daoíne iomdha don chur sin, & ro badh dia saor chlandaibh Hoberd, mac Fearghusa, mic Briain ro marbhadh lá Mag Uidhir tré iomraithne. Ro h-erghabhadh mac an priora Uí Raighilligh lá druing aile don t-slóigh. Ro léirtheacclamadh, & ro láintionóileadh in ro ba lainn leó do crodh na criche as gach aird dia saicchidh. Lottar iaramh cona c-creachaibh & co na n-édálaibh co ro ghabhsat longport i t-Teallach Dúnchadha in adhaigh sin. Ro leiccitt scceimhealta uatha ar ná bharach co mainistir an Cabháin dus an b'fuighbhittís baoghal for na Gallaibh báttar i f-forbhaisi and, & o ná fuairsiot i f-féccmais an bhaile iatt do-beartsat leó gach ní gus a rangattar dia n-edalaibh. Tangattar iaramh an adhaigh sin co Tellach Eachdhach alla thiar do Bhél Atha Conaill. Ticcitt iaramh dia t-tighibh iar m-buaidh n-echtra don chur sin.

O ro ba derbh lá Gallaibh an t-iarla Ó Neill do eirghe i c-commbáidh Uí Dhomhnaill is in c-coccadh ro chuir an iustis & an chomhairle deich c-céd laoch go h-Iobhar Chinn Tragha do fhorbaisi for Chenel n-Eoghain, & ro gheall an iustis cona shloghaibh tocht ina lenmhain d'orccain & do mhilleadh an tíre.

Ro fhaidh Ua Neill a teachta bi c-cend Uí Domhnaill dia chuingidh fair teacht dia chomhfhurtacht in aghaidh an anfforlainn ro dhail dia shaighidh. Nir bhó h-eisledhach ro h-eistedh sin la h-Ua n-Domhnaill uair ro tionoileadh a slogha lais, & ráinicc tré Thír Eocchain go h-airm i m-baoí Ó Néill, & do-chóttar ar aon co Fochard Muirtheimhne hi mí Maii do shonradh. O'd-chualaidh an iustis a m-beith ina oirchill dibhlínibh an dú sin ro airis in Ath Cliath don chur sin.

Ro gabhaitt bheós teóra caistialla ele lá h-Ua n-Domhnaill isin ló cédna. Ro marbhaitt, & ro mudhaighit daoíne iomdha don chur sin, & ro badh dia saor chlandaibh Hoberd, mac Fearghusa, mic Briain ro marbhadh lá Mag Uidhir tré iomraithne. Ro h-erghabhadh mac an priora Uí Raighilligh lá druing aile don t-slóigh. Ro léirtheacclamadh, & ro láintionóileadh in ro ba lainn leó do crodh na criche as gach aird dia saicchidh. Lottar iaramh cona c-creachaibh & co na n-édálaibh co ro ghabhsat longport i t-Teallach Dúnchadha in adhaigh sin. Ro leiccitt scceimhealta uatha ar ná bharach co mainistir an Cabháin dus an b'fuighbhittís baoghal for na Gallaibh báttar i f-forbhaisi and, & o ná fuairsiot i f-féccmais an bhaile iatt do-beartsat leó gach ní gus a rangattar dia n-edalaibh. Tangattar iaramh an adhaigh sin co Tellach Eachdhach alla thiar do Bhél Atha Conaill. Ticcitt iaramh dia t-tighibh iar m-buaidh n-echtra don chur sin.

O ro ba derbh lá Gallaibh an t-iarla Ó Neill do eirghe i c-commbáidh Uí Dhomhnaill is in c-coccadh ro chuir an iustis & an chomhairle deich c-céd laoch go h-Iobhar Chinn Tragha do fhorbaisi for Chenel n-Eoghain, & ro gheall an iustis cona shloghaibh tocht ina lenmhain d'orccain & do mhilleadh an tíre.

Ro fhaidh Ua Neill a teachta bi c-cend Uí Domhnaill dia chuingidh fair teacht dia chomhfhurtacht in aghaidh an anfforlainn ro dhail dia shaighidh. Nir bhó h-eisledhach ro h-eistedh sin la h-Ua n-Domhnaill uair ro tionoileadh a slogha lais, & ráinicc tré Thír Eocchain go h-airm i m-baoí Ó Néill, & do-chóttar ar aon co Fochard Muirtheimhne hi mí Maii do shonradh. O'd-chualaidh an iustis a m-beith ina oirchill dibhlínibh an dú sin ro airis in Ath Cliath don chur sin.

M1595.9 Another hosting was made by O'Donnell (Hugh Roe) into Connaught, on the eighteenth day of the month of April. He first crossed the Erne, and marched on, keeping Lough Melvin on the right, until he arrived at Ros-inbhir, where he stopped for that night. From thence he went to Cill-Fhearga, where he waited for the coming up of the rear of his army. Upon their arrival they proceeded through Breifny to Braid-Shliabh, and from thence into Machaire-Chonnacht; and such part of it as had escaped being plundered on the former expedition was plundered now; and they collected the preys together to him. After this he proceeded onward with these preys and spoils, and arrived the same night in Leitrim in Muintir-Eolais.

Now his enemies thought that he would return into Ulster; this, however, he did not do, but privately dispatched messengers to Maguire (Hugh), requesting that he would come to hin, in Annaly; and he sent spies before him through the country, and ordered them to meet him at a certain place. He himself then marched onwards, secretly and expeditiously, and arrived with his troops at the dawn of day in the two Annalys (these were the countries of the two O'Farrells, though the English had some time before obtained sway over them); and one of the English, Christopher Browne by name, was then dwelling in the chief mansion-seat of O'Farrell. The brave troops of O'Donnell and Maguire marched from Sliabh-Cairbre to the River Inny, and set every place to which they came in these districts in a blaze of fire, and wrapped it in a black, heavy cloud of smoke. They took the Longford, for they had set fire to every side and corner of it, so that it was only by the help of a rope that they conveyed Christopher Browne and his brother-in-law, and both their wives, out of it. Fifteen men of the hostages of that country (who had been in the custody of the aforesaid Christopher Browne) were burned to death, who could not be saved, in consequence of the fury and violence that prevailed.

Three other castles were also taken by O'Donnell on the same day; and on those occasions many persons were slain and destroyed, of whom one of the freeborn was Hubert, the son of Fergus, son of Brian O'Farrell, who was accidentally slain by Maguire. The son of the Prior O'Reilly was taken prisoner by others of the army. As much of the property of the country as they wished to have was collected and gathered, and brought to them from every quarter. They then proceeded with their preys and spoils, and pitched their camp that night in Teallach-Dunchadha. On the next day they sent marauding parties to the monastery of Cavan, to see whether they could get an advantage of the English who were quartered in it; but as they did not find any of the English about the town, they carried off every thing of value belonging to them to which they came. They marched that night to Teallach-Eachdhach, west of Bel-atha-Chonaill; and from thence they returned home, after the victory of expedition on that occasion.

When the English felt satisfied that the Earl O'Neill had risen up in alliance with O'Donnell in the war, the Lord Justice and Council sent a thousand warriors to Iubhar-Chinn-tragha, to make war on the Kinel-Owen; and the Lord Justice promised to follow them, and plunder and ravage the country.

O'Neill sent his messengers to O'Donnell, requesting him to come to his assistance against the overwhelming forces that had come to oppose him. O'Donnell did not listen inattentively to them, for he assembled his forces, and proceeded through Tyrone, to the place where O'Neill was; upon which both went to Fochard-Muirtheimhne. This was in the month of May. When the Lord Justice heard that they were both in readiness there to meet him, he remained in Dublin for that time.

M1595.11 Ad-cuas d'Ua Dhomhnaill aidhmhilleadh a criche dia éis (la h-eachtrannchoibh) ticc-sidhe a Tír Eoghain dia tarrachtain, & nír bhó cian an ernaidhe dhó i t-Tír Chonaill an tan rangattar teachta Uí Neill dia saighidh, dia aisneis dó an iustís cona slógh do thocht i t-Tír Eoghain. Soais ina fhrithing doridhisi co ráinic airm i m-baoí Ó Néill. Bá faoilidh-siumh fris. Bá h-adhbhal an t-sochraide tanaicc an iustis .i. Sir Uilliam Russell, uair boí general coccaidh na bainrioghna i n-Erinn a maille fris .i. Sir Seon Noruis, & iarla Tuadhmumhan Donnchadh mac Conchobhair Uí Bhriain iad-saidhe uile cona sochraide. Ní ro h-anadh leó-sidhe co rangattar co h-Iubhar Chinntragha, assaidhe co h-Ard Macha. Bá h-edh ro chinnsiot h-isuidhe gan airisiomh go rochtain dóibh go h-Abhainn Mhóir hi c-ceirtmedhon Tíre h-Eocchain. Acc asccnamh i réidh dirghe na conaire dóibh etir Ardmacha & Abhann Mhór at-conncatar an longport lán n-daingen, & an cipe comhnart catha i m-bátar Cenel c-Conaill & Eoghain imon iarla Ua Neill & im Ua n-Domhnaill, & iar ná airiucchadh sin don t-sluagh Gall airistt isin maighin sin co ar a bharach. Do-chottar iaramh tar anais co h-Ardmacha. Do-dheachattar na Gaoidhil ina lenmhain co ro ghabhsat longport in athfhoccus dóibh. Báttar frí ré chóicc lá n-décc aghaidh in aghaidh amhlaidh sin gan saighidh do neachtar aca for aroile, uair ro bhaoí an iustis cona shlógh i n-daingnighthibh Ardamacha acc toccbháil tor & acc doimhniucchadh díocc i t-timcheall an bhaile. Ro fhaccaibh an iustis a c-cionn na ree sin trí bhanna saighdiuir ag iomchoimhett Ardamacha, & teid fein tar a ais don Iubhar, & báttar Gaoidhil ina lenmain co dorus an Iubhair. Do-thaod an fo chend sechtmaine iarttain lé lón go Muineachan. Do-chóidh assidhe cona shlógh co h-Ath Cliath.

M1595.11 O'Donnell having been informed of the spoliation of his territory, in his absence, by strangers, he returned from Tyrone to revenge it; but his stay had not been long in Tirconnell when O'Neill's messengers came to him to inform him that the Lord Justice had arrived with an army in Tyrone. He, thereupon, went back to the place where O'Neill was, who rejoiced at his arrival. The army brought by the Lord Justice (i.e. Sir William Russell) was very immense, for he had with him Sir John Norris, the Queen's general in Ireland, and the Earl of Thomond (Donough, son of Conor O'Brien), with all their forces. These never halted until they arrived at Newry, from whence they proceeded to Armagh. Here they resolved not to delay, until they should reach the Abhainn-mhor, in the very middle of Tyrone. On their march over the direct road from Armagh to this river, they beheld the fortified camp, and the strong battle-array of the Kinel-Owen and Kinel-Connell, under the Earl O'Neill and O'Donnell; and when the English army perceived this, they remained where they were until the next morning, when they returned back to Armagh. The Irish went in pursuit of them, and pitched their camp near them. They remained thus face to face for the space of fifteen days, without any attack from either side; for the Lord Justice and his army were within the fortifications of Armagh, engaged in erecting towers, and deepening the trenches around the town. At the expiration of this time the Lord Justice left three companies of soldiers to defend Armagh, and he himself returned to Newry; and the Irish went in pursuit to the gate of Newry. In a week afterwards the Lord Justice set out




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Onomasticon Goedelicum:


clann eogain; Mr. 142; al. Cenél Eogain, Con. 5 b; al. C. Eoghain mic Néill, Fen. 236; clans of Tirowen and Inishowen.

clann laithbhertaigh; in Cenel Eoghain, Fm. ii. 1060; O Lavertys. c. lathgusa; Ll. 338; seem of Luigni Connacht.

clann sinaigh; a sub-div. or followers of Cenél Eoghain, Au. i. 542. c. sinnill; Tp.; in or nr the dry. of Ogashin in E. Clare.

clann tigernaigh; Fen. 332; sept of Tír Eoghain desc. fr. Tighernach, son of Earc, dau. of Loarn of Alba by Muireadhach, son of Eoghain; in Tír Eogain, St. B. 600.

cnoc buidhbh dheirg; nr Glenn Aichle (Glenelly), a hill over the t. of Strabane in Cenél Eoghain, Ar. 272; al. Cnoc Buidhbh, q.v., Fm. v. 1558.

corre cullen; in Ulst.; Cath Corre C. by Clann Eoghain against Clann Conaill, Ll. 183; Cath Corre Cuilind, Lec. 140.

craebh telcha; d., Craib T., Fm. ii. 1086, Au. i. 510; "in Ultaib," Bb. 34 b, 48 a, Ll. 183, E. 81; battle of, betw. the Ulidians and Cenél Eoghain, the fighting ext. to Dun-Echdach and Druimbó; O’D. and Hen. suggest Crew tl., p. Glenavy, Ant.; Reeves says prob. in N. of c. Down nr Castlereagh, Ra. 342; Dun E. is supposed to be Duneight, in p. Blaris, c. Down, and Druimbó is Drumbo in Drumbo p., c. Down; I think it is "Crowhill, 1 m. S. of Glenavy, which commands an excellent view of L. Neagh, its eastern shores and screens, and of parts of six other counties than Ant., and six comparatively distant towns;" v. Pgi. ii. 264; C. Tulcha in Dal-Riade, Lis. 147 b; C. Telcha, SE. of Ard Sléibe in Ulst., Lbl. 550, Ll. 186; S. of Ard Sléibe, Hc. 2, 543 b, Z. 185 a; Ard Sleibe, q.v., is S. of Tulach Roisc.

craebh tulcha; v. C. Telcha; cath Craibi Tulcha betw. Cenél Eoghain and Ultu, Lec. 139, 620, Bb. 34 b, 35 a, Z. 185 a, Lg. 221, Fir. 596.

eogan; al. Cenél Eogain, Ll. 305 a.

eoganach; das. Eoganaig, g. Eogancha, Eoghanocha; r. on which McMahon of Ulst. had some strongholds, Ui.; in Dartraige, now b. Dartree; called Owenagh in an old map, a district which comprised p. of Aghanamullen, b. Cremourne, c. Mon.; r. Owenagh, which rises in L. Tacker and flows into r. Erne, Mi.; v. Aba na hEogh.; Oirghialla ó abhaind na hEoghancha astech, Au. iii. 462; mur do chualadur Clann Meg Mhathgamna sin, do chuadur ar a ndaingneachaibh, i., ar Eoganaigh 7 fa Sliabh Mughdorn; 7 clann Meg Mathgamna 7 Oirghiallaigh uile o Eoganaigh astech do theicheadh siar fa Machaire Tulcha, Au. iii. 188, 258.

eoganach; a Tirone man, Au. iii. 614, Fm. ii. 790; al. Cenél Eoghain, Fia. 30, Lc. ii. 98, 254; dp. Eoganchaib, Ll. 47 b, Lc. ii. 80.

 sailtir; cath Sailtire by Conall Cael against Cenel Eoghain, Rc. xvii. 184, Hb. 65, Lg. 190, Ll. 183.

ui farannáin; of Cenél Eoghain, along rr. Mourne and Foyle, Fm. iii. 150; in b. Tirkeeran, c. Derry; al. Ui Forindáin, Ui., Mi. ui fargga; in Muscraige Tíre, Ll. 323 f, X. 99, Hb. 105; v. Ui. Forgo.

ua gairmleadhaigh; of Cenel Eoghain, along rr. Mourne and Foyle, Derry, Mi., Fen.




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