Ua Lochlainn of Tir Eogain
Extracts from the Annals of Ireland
AU = Annals of Ulster 431-1541
AI = Annals of Inisfallen 438-1450
FM = Annals of the Four Masters 123-1616
LC = Annals of Loch Ce 1014-1648
Niall son of Aed inflicted a battle-rout on the heathens in Mag Ítha.
Niall son of Aed, king of Temair, died by drowning i.e. at Linne Néill on the Calann.
(I love not the gloomy waters
Which flow past my dwelling:
O Calann, though you pray boast of it,
You have drowned the son of an affectionate woman.)
Muiredach son of Mael Dúin, prior of Ard Macha and king of Int Airthir, was killed by Domnall son of Aed son of Niall.
An expedition by Domnall son of Aed with the men of the north of Ireland against the southern Uí Néill.
(Preparation was made for a battle between the two sons of Aed, i.e. Domnall and Niall, and it was prevented through the entreaty of the Cenél Eógain.)
Flann son of Domnall, heir designate of the North, died.
An expedition by the Cenél Eógain, i.e. by Domnall son of Aed and by Niall son of Aed, and Tlachtga was burned by them.
(Domnall son of Aed assumed the pilgrim's staff.)
A naval battle at Manu between Barid son of Oitir and Ragnall grandson of Ímar, in which Barid and almost all his army were destroyed.
Domnall son of Aed, king of Ailech, dies in penitence at the spring equinox 21 March.
The heathens won a battle against the Irish at Duiblinn in which fell Niall Glúndub son of Aed, king of Ireland, in the third year of his reign, on the fourth feria, the eighteenth of the Kalends of October 14 Sept., and here fell also Aed son of Eochucán, king of Conchobor's Province, and Mael Mithig son of Flannacán, king of Brega, and Conchobor grandson of Mael Sechnaill, heir designate or king of Temair, and Flaithbertach son of Domnall, heir designate of the North, and the son of Dub Sínaig, i.e. Mael Craibe, king of Airgialla, and many other nobles.—The battle of Áth Cliath won by the foreigners.
A fleet of the foreigners came into Loch Febail, i.e. Acolb with thirty-two ships. Cennrig was quickly(?) and completely abandoned by them, except for a few who remained behind in it through sloth. Fergal son of Domnall, king of the North, was in hostilities with them, and killed the crew of one of their ships and wrecked the ship and took its booty. Another naval force was at Cenn Magair on the coast of Tír Conaill, i.e. under the son of Uathmarán son of Barid, with twenty ships.
Donnchad son of Domnall son of Aed, was killed by the Norsemen.
Fergal son of Domnall son of Aed and Sicfrith son of Uathmarán, i.e. the son of Domnall's daughter, inflicted a rout on Muirchertach son of Niall and on Conaing in Mag Uatha, where fell Maelgarb, king of Derlas, and Conmal, king of Tuath Achaidh, and two hundred others.
(Conchobor son of Domnall, heir designate of Ailech, died, and was buried in the cemetery of the kings in Ard Macha.)
Fergal son of Domnall, king of Ailech, died.
Niall son of Fergal was wounded and drowned, that is, by Muirchertach son of Niall.
Mael Ruanaid son of Flann, i.e. heir designate of Ailech, was killed by the Cenél Conaill.
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.
Note: Aed son of Flaitbeartach was the grandson of Muircheartch and great grandson of Niall Glundubh, king of Ailech, and over king of the Cenel Eogain. Inis-Eanaigh is preserved in the townland of Incheeny and is located in the parish of Urney in Co. Tyrone near Strabane. After the destruction of the Ailech in 1101, it became the seat of the kings of Ailech.
Domnall ua Néill, over-king of Ireland, died after penance in Ard Macha.
Dubgall son of Donnchad, heir designate of Ailech, was killed by his own kinsman, i.e. Muiredach son of Flann. Muiredach son of Flann was beheaded by his own sept before a full month had passed.
The son of Dubgall son of Donnchad, i.e. Aed, heir designate of Ailech, was killed.
Mael Sechnaill son of Mael Ruanaid, heir designate of Ailech, died of a fesaigi
Donnchad ua Céili was blinded by Flaithbertach in Inis Eógain and put to death afterwards.
Mael Ruanaid ua Domnaill, king of Cenél Lugdach, was killed by the Fir Maige Itha.
Aengus ua Lapáin i.e. king of Cenél Énna, by the Cenél Eógain of Inis [Eógain]
The son of Muiredach son of Flann, king of the Fir Maige Itha, was killed by his own people.
Coscrach, son of Muiredhach, son of Flann, king of Feara-Maighe-Itha, a suis occisi sunt.
Fergal son of Domnall son of Conchobor, heir designate of Ailech, was killed by the Cenél Eógain themselves.
Ardgar and Árchú, sons of Mael Sechnaill son of Mael Ruanaid, two heirs designate of Ailech, were killed by their own people.
Lochlainn son of Mael Sechnaill was killed by his own people.
Lochlainn son of Maelseachlainn, king of Inishowen and Mag Itha was killed by his own brother, namely, Niall, and by the Cianacht of Glenn Gemin.
Niall son of Mael Sechnaill, king of Ailech, made a raid on Uí Méith and Cuailnge and took away two hundred cows and a large number of captives in revenge for the profanation of the Bell of the Testament. Muirchertach ua Néill moreover made another raid on the Mugdorna and took away a cow-tribute and captives in revenge for the profanation of the same bell.
Lochlainn's son was expelled from the kingship of Tulach Óc and Aed ua Fergail was made king.
Mac Lachlainn was expelled from the lordship of Tulach-Og; and Aedh Ua Fearghail took his place.
A skirmish between the Fir Maige Itha and the Airgialla, in which Eochaid ua hOiséni fell.
Lochlainn's son and the men of Mag Itha made a raid on the Cenél Binnig of Loch Drochait, and took away three hundred cows and killed Dub Emna son of Cinaed, prior of Cluain Fiachna, and Cú Macha son of Cleirchén, steward of the Dál Cais.
Aed ua Fergail, king of Tulach Ócc, and the son of Árchú ua Céilecáin, king of Uí Bresail, were killed by the men of Fernmag.
Aedh, grandson of Fearghal, son of Conaing, son of Niall, royal heir of Oileach, and lord of Cinel-Eoghain of Tealach-Og, was slain by Leathlobhar, son of Laidhgnen, lord of Airghialla, and by the Feara-Manach.
Eochaid ua Flaithéin went on Christmas night on a raid in Mag Itha, and he brought away 500 cows as far as Uisen, i.e. a river in Mag Uatha, and they left the cows in the river and forty-eight were drowned along with Cuilennán son of Dergán.
A raid was made by Ardgar son of Lochlainn and the Cenél Eógain into Dál Araide, and they carried off a great cattle-prey, and killed or captured two hundred people.
Niall son of Mael Sechlainn, king of Ailech, died.
A raid was made by Ardgar son of Lochlainn into the province of Connacht, and they carried off six thousand cows and a thousand people.
Eochaid ua Doired, superior of Domnach Mór of Mag Itha, fell asleep in the Lord.
Ardgar son of Lochlainn, king of Ailech, died in Telach Óc and was buried in Ard Macha in the cemetery of the kings.
Domnall son of Niall son of Maelsechlainn i.e. Domnall of the poor, king of Ailech, was killed, i.e. in the defeat of Sithbe, by Aed ua Maelsechlainn, i.e. his brother.
The defeat of Belat was inflicted by Aed ua Mael Sechlainn and the men of Mag Itha on the Ciannacht, and a bloody slaughter was inflicted on them.
The defeat of Mael Dergi, in which many fell, was inflicted on the Fir Manach by the Cenél Eógain of Telach Óc.
Cathal son of Domnall, king of Cenél Énna—by the Cenél Eógain of Inis Eógain, was killed.
The defeat of Áth Ergail beside Clochar was inflicted on the Fir Manach by Domnall ua Lochlainn and the men of Magh Itha, and therein fell the persecutors of Ard Macha, i.e. Sitriuc ua Coemán and the son of Niall ua Serraigh and others.
Where warriors inflicted severance:
A company that will be unloved
On account of the clash at Áth Ergail.)
The king of Cenél Énna was killed by Donnchad ua Mael Sechlainn, king of Ailech.
Domnall ua Gailmredaigh was killed by Domnall ua Lochlainn.
Donn Sléibe ua Eochada, king of Ulaid, was killed in battle by Lochlann's grandson, king of Ailech, at Belach Goirt in Ibair.
Aed ua Canannán, king of Cenél Conaill, was blinded by Domnall ua Lochlainn, king of Ailech.
A conference between the king of Ailech, i.e. the grandson of Lochlainn Ua Maíl Shechnaill, and Ua hEochada, king of Ulaid, at Dornann Dabaill on the edge of Loch nEchach, and by reason of a common hostility they made a covenant, with many relics including the Staff of Jesus as pledges, against Ua Briain and Leth Moga.
An expedition was made by Domnall ua Lochlainn also with the north of Ireland to Fid Conaill to give them battle, and Domnall, successor of Patrick, restrained them in a semblance of peace.
An expedition was made by Domnall ua Lochlainn and the North of Ireland over Tuaim into Ulaid; the Ulaid, however, were in camp at Craeb Telcha. Their two forces of horsemen meet, the force of the Ulaid is defeated, and ua hAmráin is killed there. The Ulaid then leave their camp and Cenél Eógain burn it and cut down Craeb Telcha. Two hostages are given to them thereafter, and the successor of Comgall as surety for two other hostages.
The hostages of the Ulaid were taken by force,
Witnesses state distinctly,
By Domnall grandson of Flann like a lion,
And the descendants of generous Eogan.
Two stout hostages were given
Just now by the warriors of the Ulaid;
The third of them was Comgall's abbot,
To make a king of Domnall ua Néill.
The ninety-ninth year
And the thousandth in fame
From the birth of unwithered Christ,
It is then that that was beheld.
Donnchad son of Eochaid, king of Ulaid, and a number of the nobles of the Ulaid with him, was captured by Domnall ua Lochlainn, king of Ailech, on the fifth of the Kalends of June 28 May.
A raid was made by Domnall ua Lochlainn, and he plundered the men of Brega and Fine Gall.
The fleet of Áth Cliath went to Inis Eógain, and they were slaughtered, both by drowning and killing.
An expedition was made by Muirchertach ua Briain and by Leth Moga into Connacht, and over Eas Ruaidh into Tír Eógain, and they razed Ailech and burned and outraged many churches also, including Fathain of Muru and Ard Sratha. They went thereafter over Fertas Camsa and burned Cúl Rathain and committed slaughter there. They afterwards took the hostages of the Ulaid. They went home over Slige Midluachra.
Donnchad ua Eochada, king of Ulaid, was released from bonds by Domnall grandson of Lochlainn, king of Ailech, for the sake of his son and his co-fosterling, i.e. in the stone church of Ard Macha, through the intercession of the successor of Patrick and the community of Patrick also, after making mutual oath on the Staff of Jesus and other relics, on the eleventh of the Kalends of January 22 Dec..
The hostages of the men of Ireland were handed over to Domnall, successor of Patrick, as surety for a year's peace between ua Briain, i.e. Muirchertach, and ua Lochlainn, i.e. Domnall, etc.
Ragnall ua Ócan, steward of Telach Óc, was killed by the men of Mag Itha.
Domnall son of Ardgar son of Lochlainn, over-king of Ireland, pre-eminent among the Irish in form and lineage, in sense and valour, in happiness and prosperity, in giving valuables and food, died in Daire Coluim Cille in the thirty-eighth year of his reign, the seventy-third year of his age, on Wednesday night, the fourth of the Ides 10th of February and the eighteenth of the moon, the feast of Mo-Chuaróc the wise.
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