O'Rourke's in Miscellaneous Irish Annals: Tigernach, Connacht, Ulster, etc. - Page 1
Annals of Tigernach, Connacht, Ulster, Loch Cé, etc.
O'Rourke, Breifne and Ui Briuin Excerpts (1200 to 1562)
(Four Masters : 800 to 1370 -- 1373 to 1609) ---
(Misc. Annals : 445 to 1199 -- 1200 to 1562
Each entry has an index number with a prefix indicating which set of Annals the text is drawn from:
T = Tigernach; U = Ulster; C = Connacht; AI = Inisfallen; LC = Loch Cé;
CS = Chronicon Scotorum; MCB = Mac Carthaighs Book; FA = Fragmentary Annals
The last portion of the index number is the approximate year A.D. [C.E.]
U1201.7 - Conchubhar na Glaisfheine h-U Ruairc do badhudh. (Conchubhar na Glaisfheine U[a] Ruairc was drowned.)
LC1201.9 - Conchobhar-na-Glaisfheine, son of Cathal O'Ruairc, was drowned.
LC1204.5 - The Glasfhian were slain by Cathal Crobhderg and the Connachtmen and the king of the Glasfhian, i.e. Mant-na-mulch n O'Ruairc, was captured by them, and blinded.
LC1204.8 - Treacchery was practised by the Connachtmen against the son of O'Ruairc and the sons of O'Maelmhiadhaigh, who were slain.
LC1205.2 - Lochlainn, son of Domhnall, son of Ferghal O'Ruairc, was slain by Muinter-Pheodhacháin.
LC1205.4 - Gillachrist O'Maelmhiadhaigh, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, was slain by the Connachtmen.
LC1209.6 - Ualgharg O'Ruairc was dethroned, and Art, son of Domhnall, son of Ferghal O'Ruairc, was made king in his place.
U1209.4 - Ualgharc Ua Ruairc was dethroned and Art, son of Domnall, son of Fearghal Ua Ruairc, was made king in his stead.
LC1210.1 - Art, son of Domhnall, son of Ferghal O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, was slain through treachery by Cormac, son of Art O'Maelsechlainn.
U1210.3 - Art, son of Domnall, son of Ferghal Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, was killed through treachery by Cormac, son of Art Ua Mail-Seachlainn
LC1214.6 - Ualgharg O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, went on a predatory incursion into the territory of Philip Mac Goisdelbh, and brought away a great number of cows, and returned safely.
LC1221.1 - The Cairnech Riabhach Mac Flannchaidh was slain by Aedh, son of Domhnall, son of Ferghail O'Ruairc.
C1225.16 - ...Magnus parted from the sons of Ruaidri and went into Tirawley to look for his cattle and people. He found them in good case, not having suffered plunder or robbery, and carried them away and left them in the safekeeping of O Ruairc, while he himself made a most successful raid on Pilip Mac Gosdelb....
LC1225.21 - Then the sons of Maghnus [O'Conchobhair] separated from the sons of Ruaidhri [O'Conchobhair] and went into Tir-Amhalghaidh in quest of their cows and people, and found them there, happily, without being plundered or molested; and they carried them with them under the protection of O'Ruairc; and they committed a great depredation on Philip Mac Goisdelbh.
C1226.7 - Aed son of Domnall O Ruairc was killed by Cathal O Raigillig and by Conchobar son of Cormac O Mailruanaid on Loch Allen.
U1226.7 - Aedh Ua Ruairc was killed by Cathal Ua Raighillidh and by Conchubhar, son of Cormac [Ua Maelruanaigh].
C1228.12 - Niall son of Congalach O Ruairc, king of Dartry and Clann Fermaige, was killed by the two sons of Art son of Domnall O Ruairc, Art and Amlaib; and Amlaib Gerr (the Short), son of Niall son of Congalach, was killed in his bath by the same Amlaib
son of Art.
U1228.6 - Niall, son of Congalach Ua Ruairc, was killed by Art, son of Art Ua Ruairc and Amlaim the Short, son of Niall, was killed by Amlaim, son of
Art, in bathing.
LC1228.5 - Niall, son of Conghalach O'Ruairc, was killed by Art, son of Art O'Ruairc.
C1228.13 - Fergal son of Sitrec O Ruairc was killed by the sons of [Niall son of] Congalach O Ruairc.
U1228.5 - Ferghal, son of Sitriuc Ua Ruairc, was killed by the sons of Niall, son of Congalach Ua Ruairc.
LC1228.4 - Ferghal, son of Sitrec O'Ruairc, was killed by the sons of Niall, son of Conghalach O'Ruairc.
C1230.18 - Art son of Art O Ruairc was treacherously killed by Ragnall O Finn.
U1230.10 - Art, son of Art Ua Ruairc, was killed by Ragnall Ua Finn in treachery. Ma[c] Craith Mac Sherraigh, bishop of Conmaicni (Ardagh], the person of most piety and generosity that was in the Half of Conn, rested in Christ.
LC1230.22 - Art, son of Art O'Ruairc, was slain by Raghnall O'Finn, per dolum.
C1231.16 - Ualgarc O Ruairc, king of Brefne, died on pilgrimage on the journey to the Jordan.
LC1231.15 - Ualgharg O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, died in pilgrimage on the way to the river.
C1236.17 - Diarmait son of Niall O Ruairc was blinded by Cu Chonnacht O Raigillig.
LC1236.28 - Diarmaid, son of Niall O'Ruairc, was blinded by Cuconnacht O'Raighilligh.
C1236.18 - Cathal Riabach son of Gillabroide O Ruairc, king of the Ui Briuin, died.
LC1236.29 - Cathal Riabhach, son of Gillabroide O'Ruairc, king of Uí-Briuin, mortuus est.
LC1237.1 - A hosting into Connacht by Fedhlim, son of Cathal Crobhderg, accompanied by Cuconnacht O'Raighilligh and all the Uí-Briuin, and by Cathal Mac Raghnaill and the Conmaicne, and by the three sons of Aedh, son of Cathal Crobhderg, to attack the descendants of Ruaidhri [O Conor].
C1238.5 - Fergal son of Cu Chonnacht O Raigillig, king of Dartry and Clann Fermaige (or, according to another book, of Brefne east of the Mountain), was killed by Maelruanaid son of Fergal and Conchobar son of Cormac [Mac Diarmata]. He had gone a-raiding against the sons of Niall son of Congalach [O Ruairc] plundered them and taken a house which they were holding. The sons of Niall came out of the house under a promise, but he was killed after the killing of Raigillig's son.
LC1238.3 - Donnchadh, son of Muirchertach, went into the Breifne to O'Raighilligh, when they sent a great predatory band into Connacht, who plundered the community of Cluain-Coirpthe; and the principal men of Muinter-Eolais, and several of the Tuatha, were slain in pursuit of this predatory band.
LC1239.2 - Toirdhelbhach, son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, died.
LC1239.4 - Ferghal, son of Cuconnacht O'Raighilligh, king of Dartraighe and Clann-Fernmhaighe, (and king of the Breifne from the mountain eastwards, according
to another book), was slain by Maelruanaidh, son of Ferghal, and by Conchobhar, son of Cormac, after he had gone on a predatory expedition against the sons of
Niall, son of Conghalach, when he plundered them, and captured a house about them; and Muirchertach son of Niall, came out of the house on parole, and was made prisoner and killed by them, after the son of O'Raighilligh had been slain.
LC1241.12 - Tadhg O'Conchobhair plundered Dartraighe and Clann Fernmhaighe.
LC1242.14 - The sons of Aedh O'Conchobhair went upon the castle of Mac Goisdelbh in the Breifne.
LC1243.10 - Cathal, son of Aedh O'Conchobhair, the foster-son of Muinter-Raighilligh, turned against them, and committed a depredation on Muirchertach Mac Gillashuiligh, in Magh-Nisse, and apprehended Muirchertach himself, whom he killed while in bonds at Cill-tSeisin. He committed another great depredation, inmediately after, on Clann-Fernmaighe and the Dartraighe. Magh-Rein was also plundered by Cathal, son of Aedh, when a war broke out between the race of Conchobhar and O'Raighilligh.
C1244.5 - Fedlimid mac Cathail Chrobdeirg made an immense hosting eastwards into Brefne against O Raigillig, to avenge his fosterson and kinsman, Tadc O Conchobair. ... Thus, then, did the coarb of St. Caillin at last recover compensation for his fosterling of God from them. A beautiful monument of carved stone with an excellently wrought stone cross was afterwards made [and set up] over him, but after a while the Ui Ruairc in their enmity demolished it.
LC1244.4 - A very great hosting by Fedhlim, son of Cathal Crobhderg, eastwards into the Breifne, to O'Raighilligh, to inflict punishment on him for his foster-son and kinsman, i.e. Tadhg O'Conchobhair, when they encamped for a night in Fidhnacha of Magh-Rein. And there was no roof on the church of Fidhnacha at that time; and the comarb was not in the place that night; and as he was not, the routs of the army burned the booths and huts that were inside in the church, without the permission of the chieftains; and the comarb's spiritual foster-son was suffocated there. And the comarb himself came to them on the morrow, in great fury and rage on account of his foster-son, and demanded the eric of his foster-son from O'Conchobhair. ... the rafter of the house fell on the head of Maghnus, son of Muirchertach Muimhnech, and fractured his skull, so that he died on the spot; and he was interred outside the door of the church of Fidhnacha; and thrice the full of Clog-na-righ of silver was given as an offering for him, and thirty horses; and thus it was that the comarb of Caillin ultimately obtained the eric of his spiritual foster-son from them. And a splendid monument of hewn stones, surmounted by a beautiful stone cross, was afterwards erected over him; but the O'Ruaircs broke down the monument after a while through hostility.
LC1247.4 - Milidh Mac Goisdelbh took possession of Fedha-Conmaicne, out of which he expelled Cathal Mac Raghnaill; and he took possession of the crannog of Claen-loch, and left a garrison of his own people in it. Cathal and Toirdhelbhach, the two sons of Aedh O'Conchobhair, joined with Mac Raghnaill to expel Mac Goisdelbh from Fidh-Conmaicne; and they took possession of the crannog and lake, and demolished the castle of Lec-derg...
C1248.18 - Amlaib son of Cathal Riabach O Ruairc was treacherously killed by Conchobar Carrach Mac Donnchada.
MCB1248.10 - Amlaoibh son of Cathal Riabhach Ó Ruairc was treacherously killed by Conchobhar Carrach Mac Donnchadha.
LC1248.17 - Amhlaibh, son of Cathal Riabhach O'Ruairc, was killed by Conchobhar Carrach Mac Donnchadha, per dolum.
C1250.2 - Fedlimid O Conchobair came out of the North with a great army from Cenel Eogain, first into Brefne and thence into the Tuatha, bringing with him Conchobar son of Tigernan [O Ruairc], and so into Tir Maine. They drove Toirrdelbach out of Connacht and he took refuge again with the Galls. Fedlimid gathered the trains of Connacht and conducted them past the Curlieu Hills, but the Galls sent envoys after him and made peace with him and have him back his kingdom.
C1251.8 - Flaithbertach O Cerbaill, chieftain of Calry, was killed by Art son of Art O Ruairc.
LC1251.7 - Flaithbhertach O'Cerbhaill, chieftain of Callraighe, was slain by Art, son of Art O'Ruairc.
LC1253.11 - A hosting was performed by Domhnall O'Raighilligh, and by the Caech O'Raighilligh, and by Cathal O'Conchobhair, and by Gilla-na-naemh O'Ferghail, to Muinter-Eolais, to attack Cathal Mac Raghnail, when they plundered the whole country; and they were two nights encamped at Tulach-alainn, and the third night at Enach-dubh, where Gilla-na-naemh O'Ferghail separated from them; and Muinter-Raighilligh and Cathal O'Conchobhair went to Cluain-Conmaicne, where they were encamped for one night. When Aedh, son of Fedhlim, heard this thing, he suddenly assembled his forces, and followed Muinter-Raighilligh and Cathal O'Conchobhair to Cluain-Conmaicne, and inflicted a signal defeat on them, where Donnchadh, son of Gilla-Isa, son of Donnchadh O'Raighilligh, and Mac Gilla-Taedóg, and O'Bibhsaigh, et alii multi, were slain.
LC1254.10 - Donnchadh, son of Donnchadh, son of Tomaltach, and Amhlaibh O'Bibhsaigh, were slain in Cluain-Conmaicne by the Connachtmen.
C1256.5 - A huge army was raised by Walter son of Richard Burke to attack Fedlim mac Cathail Chrobdeirg and Aed his son and Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc, an army which for might and multitude had never been surpassed in Ireland, for it numbered twenty thousand to a man. They came to Mayo and Balla and passed through Leyney, which they plundered on all sides, to Achonry; and from there they sent messengers to the Ui Raigillig, bidding them to come and meet them at Cros Dairi Cain at the eastern end of the Brauslieve mountains in Tir Thuathail. The Ui Raigillig came to Clachan Mucada on Slieve Anierin, but turned back from there, not having effected a meeting with the Galls, and came to Soltin Gasain. And on that same day—a friday, and the feast of Crosses in fact—Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc mustered the men of Brefne and Conmaicne and all whom he could get, including Aed son of Fedlim O Conchobair and the chiefs of the Sil Murray and the rest of the men of Connacht. Now these are the best men that were with him: --Conchobair son of Tigernan O Ruairc king of Brefne, Cathal O Flaithbertaig, Murchad Finn O Fergail, Ruad in Feda O Flainn, Flann Mag Oirechtaig and Donn Oc, O Cellaig, the three sons of Mac Diarmata, Diarmait O Flannacain, Cathal son of Duarcan O hEgra, the two sons of Tigernan O Conchobair and Gilla na Naem O Taidc. But there were many of the youth of Connacht there besides these. The van of this host came upon the Ui Raigillig at Sailten Gassan and pursued them to Alt Tige Meg Currin. Here the new levies of the Muinter Raigillig turned upon this joint force and broke them thrice. The main army came up with them after [some of] their men had been killed: Diarmait O Flannacain, Mac Maenaig, Coiclid O Coiclid and a number of others; and the combined armies came to Alt na hElti and Doirin Cranncha, between Ath na Betige and Bel in Belaig and Coill Esa and Coill Airthir, on Slieve Anierin. And here the Muinter Raigillig turned hardily, eagerly, wildly, strenuously, irrepressibly, to attack Fedlim's son and to avenge their injuries and oppression on him, and each chieftain exhorted his followers to go against the Connacht army.
C1256.6 - Then rose up the Connachtmen on the other side of the battle, and a comely, quick, hot and hasty company were they. They ranged themselves in a burning, blazing, active, fiery throng, a phalanx stout and stable, round Aed mac Fedlim, that strong sturdy prince, and on that day the high-king's son showed a ruler's fury, a champion's endurance, a lion's prowess. A fierce furious felling fight was joined then between the two hosts, many were killed and wounded on either side: Conchobar son of Tigernan [O Ruairc] king of Brefne, Murchad Finn O Fergail, Maelruanaid Mac Donnchada and many
others were wounded on that field and some of them, among whom was Murchad O Fergail, died of their wounds at home; while Flann Mag Oirechtaig was killed in the recoil of the battle, and many more with him. However, those who have knowledge of this great battle relate that the warriors of the host on that field could not look in the face of the high lord, for two great wideglancing torches were flaming and flashing in his head, so that all feared to speak with him; for he was within hailing-distance in front of the armies as they approached the forces of the Ui Briuin; and he uttered his high-king's war-cry and his champion's shout in the midst of the fight and never stopped on that charge and onset until the ranks of the Ui Briuin were scattered.
C1256.7 - But there were killed there Cathal O Raigillig, king of Muinter Mailmorda and Cath Aeda Finn, Domnall Ruad and Niall his sons, and Cu Chonnacht his brother; the three sons of Cathal Dub O Ruairc [s/b O Raigillig], Gofraid, Fergal and Domnall; Annad son of Domnall O Raigillig, killed by Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc; Niall, that is in Caech O Raigillig; Tigernan Mag Brataig and Gilla Micheil son of Taichlech and Donnchad O Bibsaig; Magnus Mac Gilla Duib, and more than three score of their chief men besides. Sixteen of the Ui Raigillig themselves were also killed there. The Battle of Mag Slecht at the brink of Ath Derg, at Allt na hElti above Belach na Bethige—that is the name of this battle.
LC1256.4 - A prodigious hosting was made by Walter, son of Richard, son of William Burk, against Fedhlim, son of Cathal Crobhderg, and against his son, i.e. Aedh son of Fedhlim, and to the sons of Tighernan O'Ruairc; and it was a very long time before since a host so numerous as this was assembled in Erinn, for it was reckoned that there were in it twenty thousand to a man. And these great hosts marched to Magh-Eó of the Saxons, and from thence to Balla, and from thence throughout Luighne; and they plundered Luighne on all sides about them. And they came to Achadh-Conaire, and despatched messengers from thence to Muinter-Raighilligh, and requested them to come to meet them to Cros-Doire-chaein, at the eastern end of Brat-sliabh in Tir-Tuathail. And Muinter-Raighilligh came to Clachan-mucadha on Sliabh-an-iarainn, and then turned back without having obtained a meeting from the Foreigners, and went from thence to Soilten-gasan.
And it was on the same day, viz.:—Friday in particular, and the festival of the Cross above all days, that Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, mustered the men of Breifne and the Conmaicne, and as many as he could secure along with them, including Aedh O'Conchobhair and the nobles of Connacht, and the Síl-Muiredhaigh
besides. And the bravest on this hosting were these, viz.:—Conchobhar; son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, i.e. king of Uí-Briuin and Conmaicne, and Cathal O'Flaithbhertaigh, and Murchadh Finn O'Ferghail, and Ruadh-in-fhedha O'Floinn, and Flann Mac Oirechtaigh, and Donn Og Mac Oirechtaigh, and a great number of Síl-Ceallaigh, and the three sons of Mac Diarmada, and Diarmaid O'Flannagain, and Cathal, son of Duarcan O'hEghra, and the two sons of Tighernan O'Conchobhair, and Gilla-na-naemh O'Taidhg. And great, indeed, was the number of the young men of Connacht there besides. And where the van of this host overtook Muinter-Raighilligh was at Soilten-gasan, and they followed them to Alt-tighe-Mic-Cuirrin, where the recruits of Muinter-Raighilligh turned upon this separate host, and three times routed them. Then the great army came up with them, after some of their people had been slain, along with Diarmaid O'Flannagain, and Mac Maenaigh, and Coicle O'Coicle, and many more; and these several armies all marched to Alt-na-hélti, and to Doirin-cranncha, between Ath-na-beithighe and Bél-in-bhealaigh, and between Coill-essa and Coill-airther on Sliabh-an-iarainn, where Muinter-Raighilligh turned sternly, earnestly, furiously, wildly, irrepresibly, against the son of Fedhlim and all the Connachtmen who were along with him, to avenge upon them their wrongs and oppressions; and each party then incited their people against the other, i.e. the battalion of the Uí-Briuin and the Connachtmen.
Then the Connachtmen arose on one side of the battle—a bold, expert, precipitate, impetuous band—and arrayed themselves in a glistening, flaming, quick-handed phalanx, and in close, steady, united bodies, under the valiant, strong-armed heir, i.e. Aedh, son of Fedhlim, son of Cathal Crobhderg. (And, certainly, the son of the chief king had the glowing fury of a prince, the firmness of a champion, and the valour of a lion, on that day.) And a brave, destructive, heroic battle was fought between them respectively in that hour; and multitudes were killed and wounded, here and there, on both sides. And Conchobhar, son of Tighernan, king of Breifne, and Murchadh Finn O'Ferghail, and Aedh O'Ferghail, and Maelruanaidh Mac Donnchadha, were left there; and many more persons were wounded on the spot; and a number of them died of their wounds in their houses, including Murchadh Finn O'Ferghail, and including Flann Mac Oirechtaigh, who was slain in the counter-wounding of the battle, and many more along with him. However, the witnesses of this great battle say that neither the warriors of these bands, nor the champions of the great victory, could gaze at the face of the arch-prince, for there were two broad-eyed, enormous, royal torches flaming and rolling in his head; and every one feared to address him at the time, for he was as far as the voice could reach before the hosts, advancing against the battalions of the Uí-Briuin. And he raised aloud his battle cry of a chief king, and his champion's shout, in the middle of the great battle, and desisted not from this career and onset until the battalion of the Uí-Briuin was routed.
However, there were slain on that field Cathal O'Raighilligh, king of Muinter-Mael-mordha and the descendants of Aedh Finn, together with his two sons, viz.:—Domhnall Ruadh and Niall; and his brother, i.e. Cuconnacht; and the three sons of Cathal Dubh O'Raighilligh, viz.:—Goffraigh, and Ferghal, and Domhnall; and Annadh, son of Domhnall O'Raighilligh, who was killed by Conchobhar, son of Tighernan; and the Caech O'Raighilligh, i.e. Niall; and Tighernan Mac Bradaigh; and Gillamichil Mac Taichligh; and Donnchadh O'Bibhsaigh; and Maghnus Mac Gilladhuibh; and over three score of the best of their people along with them; and sixteen men of the Uí-Raighilligh were slain there besides. The battle of Magh-Slecht, on the brink of Ath-derg, at Alt-na-helti, over Bealach-na-beithighe, is the name of this battle.
U1256.3 - The Muinnter-Raghallaigh were killed by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir (and by Conchubur, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc). Namely, [those killed were] Cathal and Domnall and Cu-Connacht and the Blind Gillie and Geoffrey [Ua Raghallaigh] and all the nobles of Muinnter-Raghallaigh and the Ui-Driuin on one spot at Allt-na-heillti, over Belach-na-Beithighe, in front of Sliabh-in-iarainn.
C1256.8 - After this battle, Fedlim O Conchobair and his son Aed na nGall, with the men of Connacht, and Tigernan O Ruairc, with the men of Brefne, made an expedition to Loch in Trein; and the two armies fell upon the churches of Brefne, all except Fenagh, and returned(?) to their homes with hostages of the Fir Brefne, that is, of Mac Fiachrach and Mac Tigernain and Mag Samradain and of the son of Art O Ruairc; and Fedlim gave the hostages of the chieftains into the custody of O Ruairc and handed over Mag Samradain to his own son, Aed na nGall.
C1256.9 - A small party of horse and foot and some soldiery of O Ruairc's following went to range the land of the Muinter Mailmorda, for it had been told to O Ruairc that some powerful men of the Muinter Raigillig were collecting what force they could of soldiery and Gaels, and coming to range that territory and to raid Mac Fiachrach.
C1256.10 - The two parties, of O Ruairc and O Raigillig, met at Farnaght and when they came face to face the Ui Raigillig were scattered, though there were three large battalions of them. Not only that, but thirty-six of them were killed on that field, eight of whom were of the name O Raigillig, including Amlaib and Aed son of Cathal. O Ruairc's people returned home cheerful and gay, ungrieved and unbeaten.
C1256.11 - Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc, king of Brefne, and Gilla na Naem Mag Samradain and Mac Raith Mag Tigernain, the son of Cu Buide, and Mac na hOidche Mag Dorchaid and Cathal Mag Ragnaill and the sons of the kings and chieftains of the Ui Briuin with their followers came to Fenagh to meet with Domnall O Raigillig. They pursued him from the meeting-place and killed his beloved son Annad and Gilla Isa Mac in Chrottaig (Son of the Hunchback) [O Raigillig?] and many others. Next day, St. Brendan's day, they took a great prey out of Cruacha O Cubrain and plundered the country all
the way to Fenagh. That day was ‘a drop before a shower’ to the Muinter Raigillig, since from it proceeded the beginning of the harm and harassing that afterwards befell them. For it is then that they sent envoys to the Connacht Galls, Macwilliam Burke and Mac Gosdelb, [inviting them] to destroy Connacht and Brefne.
LC1256.5 - Another great hosting, after this battle, by Fedhlim O'Conchobhair and his son, i.e. Aedh-na-nGall, accompanied by the Connachtmen, and by Conn, son of Tighernan, with the men of Breifne; and these two hosts came, moreover, to Loch-an-trein, and attacked the churches of Breifne except Fidhnacha alone, and turned back to their houses, taking with them the hostages of the men of Breifne, viz.: of Mac Fiachrach, and Mac
Tighernain, and Mac Shamhradhain, and the son of Art O'Ruairc; and these hostages, i.e. the sons of these chieftains, were delivered into the hands of O'Ruairc; and Mac Shamhradhain and the son of Art O'Ruairc delivered their own hostages to Aedh-na-nGall.
A small force of cavalry, and a few footmen and mercenaries of O'Ruairc's people, went to patrol the territory of Muinter-Maelmordha, for it had been reported to O'Ruairc that emissaries of O'Raighilligh's people had collected to one place all the force that they found of Foreign and Gaeidhelic mercenaries, who had gone to make a circuit of Muinter-Maelmordha, and on a predatory expedition to Mac Fiachrach. As regards Muinter-Raighilligh, however, they encountered O'Ruairc's people at Farnacht; and when they saw each other's faces, Muinter-Raighilligh gave way, although they were three great battalions. Not alone this; but thirty-six men of them were slain on the spot, eight of whom bore the family name of O'Raighilligh, including Amhlaibh O'Raighilligh, and Aedh, son of Cathal O'Raighilligh; and O'Ruairc's people went home joyously, contentedly, without sorrow, without reverse. Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, and Gilla-na-naemh Mac Shamhradhain, and Macraith, son of Tighernan Mac Conbhuidhe, and Mac-na-hoidhche Mac Dorchaidh, and Cathal Mac Raghnaill, and the princes and chieftains of Uí-Briuin, with their forces, came to Fidhnacha to a meeting with Domhnall O'Raighilligh; and they followed him from this meeting, and killed his beloved son, i.e. Annadh O'Raighilligh, and Gilla-Isa Mac-an-Crottaigh, and many more along with them; and they carried off a great prey from Cruachan-O'Cúbhrán on the morrow, i.e. the festival day of Brenainn, and plundered the district before them as far as Fidhnacha of Magh-Rein.
This day, however, was but a 'drop before a shower' to Muinter-Raighilligh, as then grew the beginning of succeeding tribulation and injury to them; for they despatched messengers at that time to the Foreigners, viz.:to Mac William Burk and to Mac Goisdelbh, with a view to devastating Connacht and the Breifne. As regards the Foreigners, moreover, they assembled a very great host, and proceeded to Ceis-Corainn, where they encamped, and where they remained the greater part of a week; and they plundered all the churches of the Corann. As to Muinter-Raighilligh, they advanced to Loch-Aillinne, to the shore of the island which is called Fuar-chossach, on Loch-Aillinne; but the Foreigners came not to this rendezvous, through fear of Aedh O'Conchobhair, who was then at Cill-tSeisin in Uachtar-tire, observing these hosts from the east and from the west, and watching which of them he should attack. With regard to Aedh O'Conchobhair, when he heard that Muinter-Raighilligh had arrived at the place, the resolution which he and O'Ruairc (who was at this time with him) adopted, was to leave their horses and armour at Cill-tSeisin, and to go themselves on foot eastwards across the Shannon, to make an attack on Muinter-Raighilligh; and they went by the passes, and sent routs and mercenaries on before them, to catch Muinter-Raighilligh, ut supra diximus. The Foreigners returned home after this, and the Bishop O'Maicin was 'drowning their candles' about nones, when it was equally dark in field and wood. On the night of the festival of the Cross, truly,Muinter-Raighilligh were routed; and it was on the spot in which this engagement was fought that Aedh O'Conchobhair passed that night; and Muinter-Raighilligh were beheaded by him on the morrow in that place, and he brought their heads to Fedhlim, to Dun-Aille behind Badhna.
LC1256.12 - A great war arose between Aedh O'Conchobhair and Conn, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, though their friendship was good until then.
C1256.27 - Great war arose between Aed O Conchobair and Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc, though they had been good comrades till now.
LC1256.13 - O'Ruairc went to meet the Foreigners, and concluded a separate peace for himself, without the permission of Fedhlim O'Conchobhair, or of
his son. A great depredation was committed by Aedh O'Conchobhair on O'Ruairc, the Wednesday before Great Christmas; and they made peace afterwards.
C1256.28 - O Ruairc submitted to the Galls and made a separate peace, without permission of O Conchobair or his son.
C1256.29 - Aed O Conchobair made a great raid on O Ruairc on the Wednesday before Great Christmas. They made peace afterwards.
C1257.9 - Aed O Conchobair made a great raid on O Ruairc about Easter.
LC1257.8 - A great depredation was committed by Aedh O'Conchobhair on O'Ruairc, about Easter.
C1257.2 - Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc submitted to O Conchobair and his son and made peace, offering them their own choice of the territory of Brefne. The Stone-castle on Cherry Island in Loch Garradice was yielded to them, and Aed mac Fedlim meic Cathail put a garrison into it.
C1257.5 - The Stone-castle of Cherry Island on Garradice Loch was burnt by O Ruairc, who allowed the garrison to depart under a promise.
LC1257.4 - Cloch-Innsi-na-torc, on Loch-Finnmhuighe, was burned by O'Ruairc, and its garrison was let out of it by him on parole.
C1257.6 - Sitrecc son of Ualgarg O Ruairc was made king by Aed O Conchobair in opposition to Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc. The said Sitrecc was killed by Domnall, son of the said Conchobar, to avenge that king-making.
LC1257.5 - Sitric, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was made king by Aedh O'Conchobhair, in opposition to Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc; and Sitric, son of Ualgharg, was slain by Domhnall, son of Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, soon after his inauguration.
LC1257.1- Conn, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, went into the house of O'Conchobhair and his son, and made peace with them, and gave them their own award of the land of Breifne; and he gave them Cloch-Innsi-na-torc on Loch-Finnmhuighe, and a garrison was placed in it by Aedh, son of Fedhlim, son
of Cathal Crobhderg.
C1257.17 - Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc, king of Brefne, was treacherously killed at Ath na Failme by Gilla Beraig O Lamduib, who was one of his own men, and by the men of Matha O Raigillig.
U1257.3 - Conchobur, son of Tigernan (Ua Ruairc) was killed by the Muinnter-Raighillaigh.
LC1257.12 - Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, was killed at Ath-na-Failmhe, in treachery, by Gillaberaigh O'Lamhdhuibh, a young man of his own people, and by the people of Matthew O'Raighilligh.
C1258.5 - Domnall son of Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc, who had been held in durance on account of his father by Fedlim O Conchobair and his son, was released by them and made king of Brefne in his father's stead.
LC1258.4 - Domhnall, son of Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, who was in captivity, for his father's sake, with Fedhlim O'Conchobhair and his son, was liberated by them; and the sovereignty of the Breifne was given to him in the place of his father.
C1258.11 - Mac Raith Mag Thigernain, chieftain of Tellach Dunchada, was killed by Domnall son of Conchubar son of Tigernan O Ruairc. And for this reason the men of Brefne and the Connachta took his kingship from the said Domnall and the Tellach Dunchada killed his brother Cathal, and the men of Brefne and the Connachta gave the kingship of the Ui Briuin to Art son of Cathal Riabach O Ruairc.
LC1258.9 - Macraith Mac Tighernain, dux of Tellach-Dunchadha, was killed by Domhnall, son of Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc. It was then that the men of Breifne and all the Connachtmen took his sovereignty from this Domhnall, son of Conchobhar, and the men of Tellach-Dunchadha killed his brother, i.e. Cathal, son of Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc; and the men of Breifne and Connacht gave the sovereignty of Uí-Briuin to Art, son of Cathal Riabhach O'Ruairc.
C1258.20 - Amlaib son of Art O Ruairc, king of Brefne west of Sliab [an Iarainn], died this year.
LC1258.18 - Amhlaibh, son of Art O'Ruairc, i.e. the king of Breifne from the mountain westwards, died in hoc anno.
C1259.4 - Aed O Conchobair gave the place of Amlaib son of Art [O Ruairc] to Art Bec son of Art O Ruairc.
C1259.5 - Art son of Cathal Riabach O Ruairc was taken prisoner by Aed O Conchobair.
LC1259.3 - Aedh O'Conchobhair gave the place of Amhlaibh to Art Beg, son of Art O'Ruairc. Art, son of Cathal Riabhach O'Ruairc, was taken prisoner by Aedh O'Conchobhair. Aedh O'Conchobhair went to Doire-Choluim-Chille to espouse the daughter of Dubhgall Mac Somhairle; and he brought home eight score young men with her, together with Ailin Mac Somhairle. Cathal Mac Conshnamha, chieftain of Muinter-Cinaith, was blinded by Aedh O'Conchobhair; and the hostages of Domhnall O'Ruairc, viz.:Niall, son of Donnchadh, and Brian, son of Niall, were blinded by him in the same
year. A conference took place between Aedh O'Conchobhair and Brian O'Neill, at Daimhinis on Loch Erne, when peace was made with Domhnall O'Ruairc
by Aedh O'Conchobhair, and the sovereignty of the Breifne was given to him.
C1259.7 - Cathal Mac Consnama, chieftain of the Muinter Cinaith, was blinded by Aed O Conchobair; and the hostages of Domnall O Ruairc, namely Niall son of Donnchad and Brian son of Niall, were blinded by him in the same year.
C1259.8 - A meeting between Aed O Conchobair and Brian O Neill was held at Devenish on Loch Erne, when peace was made with Aed for Domnall O Ruairc and the kingship of Brefne given [back] to him.
C1260.9 - Lochlainn son of Amlaib son of Art O Ruairc and Tigernan his brother along with him were killed by Aed O Conchobair, having been delivered up by Domnall son of Niall son of Congalach O Ruairc.
C1260.10 - Domnall son of Conchobar son of Tigernan O Ruairc, king of Brefne, was craftily killed by the Tellach Dunchada. Muirchertach his brother was then killed by Aed O Conchobair.
C1260.11 - Art Bec son of Art O Ruairc was also killed by Aed O Conchobair.
C1260.12 - Tadc Dub son of Niall son of Congalach [O Ruairc] was killed by Maelsechlainn son of Amlaib son of Art [O Ruairc].
LC1260.8 - Lochlainn, son of Amhlaibh, son of Art O'Ruairc, and his brother Tighernan along with him, were slain by Aedh O'Conchobhair, after they had been surrendered by Domhnall, son of Niall, son of Conghalach O'Ruairc. Domhnall, son of Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, i.e. the king of Breifne, was killed by the Teallach-Dunchadha per dolum; and Muirchertach, son of Conchobar, his other brother, was afterwards killed by Aedh O'Conchobhair. Art Beg, son of Art O'Ruairc, was killed by Aedh O'Conchobhair in like manner. Tadhg Dubh, son of Niall, son of Conghalach, was killed by Maelsechlainn, son of Amhlaibh, son of Art.
C1261.7 - Art son of Cathal Riabach O Ruairc escaped from Aed O Conchobair and the chieftains of Brefne and Conmaicne made him king of Brefne.
LC1261.6 - Art, son of Cathal Riabhach O'Ruairc, escaped from Aedh O'Conchobhair; and the chieftains of the Breifne and Conmaicne gave him the sovereignty of the Breifne.
C1261.14 - Aed O Conchobair made a great raid into Brefne, reaching Drumlane. An effective defeat was given to some of his followers by their troops, so that many, though undistinguished, were killed.
C1261.15 - Aed O Conchobair's son was given in fosterage to Art O Ruairc.
LC1261.12 - The son of Aedh O'Conchobhair was given in fosterage to Art O'Ruairc.
LC1261.13 - A great depredation was committed by Aedh O'Conchobhair in the Breifne, until he reached Druim-lethan, when a portion of his routs were defeated, and a great number of them were slain who were not distinguished.
LC1265.8 - Cathal Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, mortuus est.
C1266.13 - Aed O Conchobair, king of Connacht, went into Brefne and deposed Art son of Cathal Riabach [O Ruairc]. He gave the kingship to Conchobar Buide son of Amlaib son of Art O Ruairc and took hostages of all the chieftains of Brefne.
LC1266.11 - Aedh O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, went into the Breifne to depose Art, son of Cathal Riabhach O'Ruairc; and he gave the sovereignty to Conchobhar Buidhe, son of Amhlaibh, son of Art O'Ruairc, and took the hostages of all the chieftains of the Breifne.
U1270.1 - Conchobur the Tawny, son of Art Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, was killed by the son of Conchobur, son of Tigernan Ua Concobuir and he who killed [him] was killed therein.
C1271.9 - Conchobar son of Tigernan O Conchobair was killed by Maelsechlainn son of Art O Ruairc and the Clann Fermaige.
LC1271.8 - Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Conchobhair, was slain by Maelsechlainn, son of Art O'Ruairc, and by the Clann-Fermaighe.
U1271.4 - Tigernan, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, rested in Christ.
U1271.10 - Mail-Sechlainn, son of Amlaimh, son of Art Ua Ruairc, king of Dartraighi, was killed by Conchubhar, son of Domnall, son
of Niall Ua Ruairc.
U1272.1 - Art, son of Cathal the Swarthy [Ua Ruairc], king of Breifni, died.
U1272.6 - Art, son of Cathal the Swarthy [Ua Ruairc], king of Breifni, was killed by the Muinnter-Ghearudhan.
C1273.2 - Conchobar Buide son of Amlaib son of Art O Ruairc, king of Brefne, was killed by the sons of Conchobar son of Tigernan O Conchobair, and he killed the best man of them, Tigernan son of Conchobar.
LC1273.1 - Conchobhar Buidhe, son of Amhlaibh, son of Art O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, was killed by the sons of Conchobhar, son of Tighernan O'Conchobhair; and he slew the best of these sons, viz. Tighernan, son of Conchobhar.
U1273.4 - Domnall, son of Niall, son of Conghalach Ua Ruairc (who was called 'Gillie of the butter'), was killed by Ua Nechtain.
C1274.6 - Tigernan son of Aed O Ruairc, king of Brefne, died.
LC1274.5 - Tighernan, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, mortuus est.
C1274.11 - Maelsechlainn son of Amlaib son of Art O Ruairc, king of Dartry and Clann Fermaige, was killed by Conchobar son of Domnall son of Tigernan O Ruairc at Killarga. He [Conchobar] was made king afterwards.
LC1274.10 - Maelsechlainn, son of Amhlaibh, son of Art O'Ruairc, king of Dartraighe and Clann-Fermhaighe, was slain at Cill-Forga by Conchobhar, son of Domhnall, son of Niall O'Ruairc, who was himself made king afterwards.
C1274.12 - Domnall Oc son of Amlaib son of Art O Ruairc died.
LC1274.11 - Domhnall Og, son of Amhlaibh, son of Art O'Ruairc, mortuus est.
LC1274.9 - Cathal Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Dartraighe, mortuus est.
C1275.4 - Art son of Cathal Riabach O Ruairc, king of Brefne, was killed by Mag Finnbairr and the Muinter Geradain and the Galls at Granard, and his people were slaughtered.
LC1275.3 - Art, son of Cathal Riabhach O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, was slain by Mac Finnbhair and Muinter-Geradhain, accompanied by Foreigners, at
Granard; and a slaughter of his people was committed.
C1276.6 - Ruaidri son of Toirrdelbach raided the Muinter Nechtain, but they routed him and recovered the prey. And they killed Domnall son of Niall son of Congalach O Ruairc, called the Butter Lad, and many others of Ruaidri's men.
LC1276.6 - Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach, committed another great depredation on Muinter-Nechtain; but Muinter-Nechtain defeated him and took the prey from him; and Domhnall, son of Niall, son of Conghalach O'Ruaircwho was usually called Gilla-an-imme was slain, and many other persons of Ruaidhri's people along with him. Gilla-Christ O'Nechtain and William O'Nechtain were afterwards slain by Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach.
LC1278.2 - Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhelbhach, royal heir of Connacht, was slain by Gilla-Christ Mac Flannchaidh, and by the Dartraighe likewise, on the borders
of Druim-cliabh; and the Swarthy Parson, son of Tighernan O'Conchobhair, and many other persons not enumerated here, were slain.
U1282.1 - Simon Ua Ruairc, bishop of Breifni [Kilmore], rested in Christ.
C1285.2 - Simon O Ruairc, Bishop of Brefne, rested.
LC1285.1 - Simon O'Ruairc, bishop of the Breifne, in Christo quievit.
LC1288.2 - Maghnus O'Conchobhair, accompanied by those of the Connachtmen, Uí-Briuin, and Conmaicne, whom he got to join him, came to take the sovereignty of Connacht for himself and to depose his brother, i.e. Cathal, son of Conchobhar Ruadh; and they proceeded to Ath-Slision, where Cathal was with his army; and they gave battle to one another on both sides, when Cathal was taken prisoner, and his people were routed; and he himself was deposed
U1297.2 - William Mag [F]lannchadha, chief of Dartraighi, was killed by Ual[gh]arg, son of Domnall, son of Art Ua Ruairc.
C1298.4 - Brian Bregach Mag Samradan toisech Tellaig Echach, fer rob ferr enech & engnam bai ina amsir fein, do marbad la hAed mBrefnech h. Conchobair & la Clainn Murcertaig na tig fein a Cuil h. nGuaire an tres la do tSamrad.
C1300.11 - Uilliam Mag Flannchaid, chieftain of Dartry, was killed by Ualgarc O Ruairc this year.
LC1300.10 - William Mac Flannchadha, chieftain of Dartraighe, was slain by Ualgharg O'Ruairc in hoc anno.
C1304.2 - Matha son of Gilla Isa O Raigillig, king of Brefne, was killed by the Tellach Dunchada at Aghnacor; some gallowglasses were killed there with him and Mac Samradain and Mac Dorchaid were wounded as well.
MCB1304.1 - Matha son of Giolla Íosa Ó Raighilligh, king of Bréifne, was killed, together with gallowglasses, at Achadh na Corra by the Teallach Dúnchadha. Mac Samhradháin and Mac Dorchaidh were wounded there.
MCB1307.5 - Amhlaoibh son of Art son of Cathal Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne, was killed by the son of Fearghal Garbh Mac Samhradháin.
C1307.21 - Amlaib son of Art son of Cathal O Ruairc, king of Brefne was killed by the son of Fergal Garb Mag Samradain.
LC1307.18 - Amhlaibh, son of Art, son of Cathal O'Ruairc, was killed by the son of Ferghal Garbh Mac Shamhradhain in hoc anno.
U1307.10 - Domnall Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni, died.
MCB1311.4 - Domhnall son of Amhlaoibh son of Art Ó Ruairc, king of Bréifne, died.
C1311.8 - Domnall son of Amlaib son of Art O Ruairc, king of Brefne, died this year.
LC1311.7 - Domhnall, son of Amhlaibh, son of Art O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, died in hoc anno.
U1311.1 - Matthew Mag Tigerna[i]n was killed by Cathal O'Ruairc.
MCB1313.7 - Tighearnán son of Niall Ó Ruairc was killed.
C1313.8 - Tigernan son of Niall O Ruairc died.
LC1313.7 - Tighernan, son of Niall O Ruairc, occisus est.
U1313.2 - A great hosting was undertaken by Feidhlimidh, together with the nobles of the Fifth [of Connacht] and with Donnchadh O'Briain, king of Munster and O'Mael[-Sh]eclainn, king of Meath and Ual[gh]arc O'Ruairc, king of Breifni (Ual[gh]arc O'Ruairc took the kingship that year) and O'Ferghail, king of Muinter-hAnghaile and Tadhg O'Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine and Maghnus, son of Domnall Ua Concobuir, tanist of Connacht and Art O'hEaghra, king of Luighni and Brian O'Dubhda, king of Ui-Fiachrach. They went, all those, to Ath-na-righ. The Foreigners of the West of Connacht all assembled against them: to wit, William de Burgh and the Baron Mac Feorais [Birmingham], lord of Ath-na-righ and all the Foreigners of the greater part of the Half of Conn. Battle was engaged in by them and defeat inflicted on the Gaidhil there. Feidhlimidh O'Concobuir (son of Aedh, son of Eogan), king of Connacht, was slain there: the one person on whom the attention of the Men of all Ireland was most directed and who was best in generosity and prowess. Tadhg Ua Cellaigh, king of Ui-Maine, was slain there and eight and twenty of the Clann-Cellaigh that had right to kingship [of Ui-Maine] were slain there. Art O'hEghra, king of Luighni was slain there. But [for] one thing, there was not slain in this time in Ireland the amount that was slain there of sons of kings and of chiefs and of many other persons in addition.Ruaidhri, son of Donnchadh, son of Eogan Ua Concobuir, was [then] made king by the Connachtmen.
C1314.10 - Matha Mag Tigernain, chieftain of Tullyhuncoe, was killed in treachery by Cathal son of Domnall O Ruairc, his foster-son, on the floor of his own house.
LC1314.9 - Matthew Mac Tighernain, dux of Tellach-Dunchadha, was slain by Cathal, son of Domhnall O'Ruairc, i.e. his foster-son, in the middle of his own house, per dolum.
U1315.2 - A great host was mustered by Maelruanaigh Mac Diarmata and these are [they who came]: to wit, Toirdelbach O'Concobuir, king of Connacht and Concobur O'Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine and Ual[gh]arc O'Ruairc, king of Breifni and Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh, lord of Tir-Oilella, to attack Cathal, son of Domnall [Ua Conchobair], to Fasadh-coille. And Cathal proffered large donatives to Mac Diarmata for the sake of not coming against him on that expedition. And they were not accepted from him and those forces penetrated to the centre of his camp. And there was not fear and there was not flight for Cathal respecting that expedition. Cathal sallied from the houses forth and they engage with each other. But [for] one thing, Conchobhur O'Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine and Brian, son of Toirdelbach Ua Conchobhuir, one fit to be king of Connacht, were killed and many other persons were lost both by killing
and by wounding. The same Cathal invaded Connacht and Toirdelbach O'Concobhuir was deposed. And Cathal took the kingship of Connacht and made great forays on Mac Diarmata.
C1315.23 - Domnall Mag Tigernain, chieftain of Tullyhunco, who used to be called the Saitnech, was killed by Cathal na Taisech (of the Chieftains) O Ruairc.
LC1315.24 - Domhnall Mac Tighernain,dux of Tellach-Dunchadha, who was usually called 'the Saithnech', was slain by Cathal-na-taisech O'Ruairc.
C1315 - ...Conchobhar Ruadh, son of Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair, and Mathghamhain Mac Raghnaill, chieftain of Muinter-Eolais, and O'Maelmhiadhaigh, dux of Muinter-Cerbhalláin, and a great number of the nobles of Muinter-Eolais along with them, were slain. ...
C1316.4 - Feidlim [O Conchobair] plundered the officers of Ruaidri O Conchobair and seized the kingship of Connacht from Assaroe to Slieve Aughty himself, took hostages of the Ui Briuin Brefne and made Ualgarg O Ruairc king over them, and took hostages of the Clann Cellaig, of O Matadain, of the Ui Diarmata, of O hEgra and O Dubda. ...
LC1316.3 - Fedhlim [O Conchobair] afterwards plundered the favorites of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, and then assumed himself the sovereignty of Connacht from Es-Ruaidh to Echtghe. And he seized the territory of the Uí-Briuin-Breifne, and took choice hostages from them, and made Ualgharg O'Ruairc king over them; and he took the hostages of Clann-Cellaigh, and O'Madadhain, and Uí-Diarmada, and O'hEghra, and O'Dubhda. ...
C1316.5 - But on hearing that William Burke had come into Connacht from Scotland, Feidlim called upon his subjects to assemble an army to expel him; and the army was assembled from all the region between Assaroe and Aughty. Moreover Donnchad O Briain, king of Thomond, came with his assembled host, and O Maelsechlainn, king of Meath, O Ruairc, king of Brefne, O Fergail, king of the Conmaicne, Tadc O Cellaig, king of Ui Maine, and many more of the kings' and chieftains' sons of Ireland assembled to him. And they all marched to Athenry to oppose William Burke, Mac Feorais, and the other Connacht Galls, and joined battle with them in front of the town. The Gaels were defeated and Feidlim O Conchobair, who was king of Connacht and entitled to become King of Ireland without opposition, was killed there and Tadc O Cellaig, king of Ui Maine fell with him, together with twenty-eight men who were entitled to succeed to the kingship of Ui Maine. ...
C1317.8 - Defeat of Mac Ruaidri and the men of Brefne at Kilmore. Seven score gallowglasses of the followers of Mac Ruaidri were killed there, and two sons of Aed Brefnech O Conchobair were captured; Donnchad son of Niall O Ruairc, Conchobar Buide Mag Tigernain, chieftain of Tullyhunco, Mathgamain Mag Tigernain, Gilla Ruad son of the Erenagh Mag Tigernain, Nicol son of the Master and many others of their kin were also killed.
LC1317.7 - The victory of Cill-mor over the son of Ruaidhri and the men of Breifne; and seven score gallowglasses of the son of
Ruaidhri's people were slain there; and Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair's two sons were taken prisoners there; and Donnchadh, son of Niall O'Ruairc, and Conchobhar Buidhe Mac Tighernain, chieftain of Tellach-Dunchadha, were slain there, and Mathghamhain Mac Tighernain, and the Gilla-ruadh, son of the Airchinnech Mac Tighernain, and Nicholas Mac-in-Maigistir, and many more of his kindred besides.
C1318.3 - A great army was assembled by Maelruanaid Mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg, and these were the chief men in it: Toirrdelbach O Conchobair, king of Connacht, Ualgarc O Ruairc, king of Brefne, Conchobar O Cellaig, king of Ui Maine, Tomaltach Mac Donnchada, Lord of Tirerrill. These all marched out to attack Cathal son of Domnall O Conchobair at Fasa Choillid, and Cathal offered them great concessions if they would leave him unmolested; and these chieftains did not accept his offer, but pressed on to the middle of his stronghold. This did not move him to flight or fear, but he issued fierce and furious from the houses to attack them and they fought together then. Moreover Conchobar O Cellaig, king of the Ui Maine, was killed in that battle, and
Brian son of Toirrdelbach O Conchobair, eligible prince of Connacht, and Brian son of Magnus and Cathal son of Gilla Crist Mac Diarmata; and many others gentle and simple were killed or mortally wounded (?).
LC1318.2 - A great army was assembled by Maelruanaidh Mac Diarmada, king of Magh-Luirg, and the noblest who were in this army were Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, king of Connacht, and Ualgharg O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, and Conchobhar O'Cellaigh, king of Uí-Maine, and Tomaltach Mac
Donnchaidh, lord of Tir-Oilella. And they all proceeded to attack Cathal, son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, to Fása-choillidh. ...
U1324.7 - Fergal, son of Ual[gh]arg Ua Ruairc, died.
LC1327.5 - Ferghal, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, mortuus est.
U1326.1 - Cathal, son of Domnall Ua Ruairc, excellent material of a king of Breifni, the son of a king the best disposed and most accomplished that was of the Brefnians, was killed along with other persons by the Foreigners in treachery.
C1327.7 - Fergal son of Ualgarc O Ruairc died.
U1327.5 - A hosting by Ual[gh]arc O'Ruairc, king of Breifni, to Fidh-in-atha. The Foreigners of the town arose against them, so that Art O'Ruairc, material of a king of Breifni and many others were killed there.
C1329.3 - Cathal son of Domnall O Ruairc, well qualified to be king of Brefne, was treacherously killed, with some of his people, by the sons of Seaan O Fergail and the Meath Galls.
LC1329.2 - Cathal, son of Domhnall O'Ruairc, the good material of a king of Breifne, was killed by the sons of John O'Ferghail, and by the Foreigners of Midhe, per dolum, and a number of his people along with him.
C1330.4 - O Ruairc went on a hosting to Finnae. The people of the town rose against him and defeated him and Art O Ruairc, an eligible prince of Brefne, was killed, with many others, gentle and simple.
LC1330.4 - A hosting by O'Ruairc to Fidh-an-atha, when the people of the town opposed them, and O'Ruairc was defeated, and Art O'Ruairc, who was qualified to be king of Breifne, was killed there, and a great many more, both good and bad.
C1330.5 - Gilla Isa Ruaid O Raigillig; who for a long time before this had been king of the Muinter Mailmorda and of all Brefne, died, a fortunate and prosperous old man, after triumphing over the world and the Devil.
U1337.3 - An expedition was gone upon by the sons of Ual[gh]arc Ua Ruairc, namely, Domnall and Aedh and Gilla-Crisd and Ruaidhri, on a foray against Cathal, son of Aedh [Ua Conchobair] the Brefnian and they made an indisputably enormous foray and killed Concobur, son of Donnchadh the Swarthy and many others. Cathal made good pursuit, whereby much of the prey was wrested and Domnall O'Ruairc, the choicest of the sons of the kings of the Breifni and many of his people along with him were killed and Gilla-Crisd O'Ruairc and Mac Con[Sh]nama were captured. Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Ua Concobuir, who was in custody with O'Ruairc, was left out for the co-liberation of Gilla-Crisd Ua Ruairc.
LC1338.5 - Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ruadh O'Conchobhair, usually called the 'Bratach righin', was taken prisoner by Thomas Mac Samhradhain; and many of his people were slain. Mac Samhradhain went afterwards to O'Conchobhair's house, and on his return from O'Conchobhair's house the Clann-Muirchertaigh and Muinter-Eolais assembled before him; and Mac Samhradhain was taken prisoner by them, and several of his people were
C1340.4 - The sons of Ualgarc O Ruairc, that is Domnall, Aed, Gilla Crist and Ruaidri, went a-raiding against Cathal son of Aed Brefnech [O Conchobair]. They captured vast booty and killed Conchobar son of Donnchad Riabach son of Magnus son of Muirchertach Muimnech and many others that day. This was the beginning of the enmity between the Muinter Ruairc and the posterity of Muirchertach Muimnech son of Toirrdelbach Mor Cathal son of Aed Brefnech made a gallant pursuit, by which much of the prey was recovered and Domnall O Ruairc, best of the Brefne princes, was killed, Gilla Crist O Ruairc and Mac Consnama were wounded, and many others killed.
C1340.5 - Tadc son of Ruaidri son of Cathal [Ruad] O Conchobair, who had been kept in captivity by O Ruairc, was released in exchange for Gilla Crist O Ruairc.
LC1340.3 - The sons of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, viz., Domhnall, and Aedh, and Gilla-Christ, and Ruaidhri, went on a predatory expedition to Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnech; and they committed a very great depredation; and Conchobhar, the son of Donnchadh Riabhach, son of Maghnus, son of Muirchertach Muimhnech, was on that day slain by them, and many more along with him: (and this was the first rupture between Muinter-Ruairc and the descendants
of Muirchertach Muimhnech, son of Toirdhelbhach Mór). And Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnech, made a valorous pursuit afterwards, when a great part of the prey was detained, and Domhnall O'Ruairc, the choicest of the princes of all the Breifne, was slain, and Gilla-Christ O'Ruairc and Mac Consnamha were taken prisoners, and many more were slain there besides. Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri, son of Cathal O'Conchobhair, who was detained a prisoner by O'Ruairc, was set at liberty in consideration of the release of Gilla-Christ O'Ruairc.
U1342.1 - Thomas, son of Cathal Ua Ruairc the Grey, was killed by the Clann-Muircertaigh in the Summer.
C1343.13 - Niall O Domnaill was deposed by Aengus O Domnaill, Domnall Dub O Baigill and O Dochurtaig, supported by Aed Remor O Neill and by the Clann Suibne at large. These all made Aengus king. Niall came back into the land; and the Clan Murtagh, having been driven out of Brefne by Ualgarc O Ruairc and Toirrdelbach O Conchobair and Tadc Mag Ragnaill, went into Tirhugh, which was granted to them by Aengus O Domnaill with its grass
and cornlands and other wealth. After this Aengus and the Clan Murtagh joined issue with Niall O Domnaill and defeated him in a battle wherein Andiles O Baigill, chieftain of Tir Ainmirech, his son, Eogan son of Art O Domnaill and many others were killed.
U1343.3 - Great war arose between Ual[gh]arc O'Ruairc and & Ruaidhri, son of Cathal Ua Conchobhair. And battle was given by them to each other and defeat was inflicted on Ua Ruairc by Ruaidhri, son of Cathal and the gallowglasses of Ua Ruairc were all slain, namely, Mag Buirrce and the son of
Niall the Lame and all their people, [or] for the chief part. And O'Ruairc himself was pursued and slain by Maelruanaigh Mac Donnchaidh. And this is the greatest deed that was done in Ireland from the death of Cormac, son of Cuilennan, downwards.
LC1343.12 - Niall O'Domhnaill was deposed by Aengus O'Domhnaill, and by Domhnall Dubh O'Baighill, and by O'Dochartaigh, and by the power of Aedh Remhar O'Neill, and by the Clann-Suibhne; and Aengus was made king by them all. Niall went again into the country; and the Clann-Muirchertaigh were expelled out of the Breifne by Ualgharg O'Ruairc, Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, and Tadhg Mac Raghnaill; and they went into Tir-Aedha, and Aengus O'Domhnaill gave them Tir-Aedha, both grass and corn, and with all its other benefits. And a battle was afterwards fought by Aengus O'Domhnaill and the Clann-Muirchertaigh against Niall O'Domhnaill, when Niall was defeated by them; on which occasion Andiles O'Baighill, i.e. the chieftain of Tir-Ainmirech,
and his son, and Eoghan, the son of Art O'Domhnaill, et alii multi, were slain.
C1344.2 - Tomas son of Cathal Riabach O Ruairc was killed by the Clan Murtagh this year.
LC1344.1 - Thomas, son of Cathal Riabhach O'Ruairc, was slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh in hoc anno.
C1346.2 - Vast war broke out between Ualgarg O Ruairc and Ruaidri son of Cathal O Conchobair. They fought a battle at Calry, in which O Ruairc was defeated and all his gallowglasses were killed, that is to say, [those commanded by] Mag Buirrci and the son of Niall Cam, and most of his own followers were slain along with them. O Ruairc himself was pursued and killed the same day by Maelruanaid Mac Donnchada.
LC1346.1 - A terrible war arose between Ualgharg O'Ruairc and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal O'Conchobhair; and they gave battle to each other in
Calraidhe-Locha-Gile; and O'Ruairc was there defeated, and all his gallowglasses were slain there, viz., Mac Burci, and the son of Niall Cam, and mostly all their people along with them; and O'Ruairc himself was pursued, and was slain by Maelruanaidh Mac Donnchaidh on that day.
U1346.3 - Defeat was inflicted by Aedh Ua Ruairc on Flaithbertach Ua Ruairc and on Donnchadh Ua Domnaill and on the Dartraighi and Aedh Mag [Fh]lannchadha, chief of Dartraighi, was slain along with him, and Gilla-Crist Mag [Fh]lannchadha and Lachlainn, son of Aindiles Ua Baighill, were slain
there also, and many other persons that are not numbered.
U1346.6 - The great plague of the general disease that was throughout Ireland [prevailed] in Magh-Luirg this year, so that geat destruction of people was inflicted therein. Matthew, son of Cathal Ua Ruairc, died thereof.
C1347.5 - O Ruairc's gallowglasses, having been discovered in Muinter Eolais, were killed and captured by the Clan Murtagh.
LC1347.3 - Tadhg Mac Raghnaill, dux of Muinter-Eolais, was taken prisoner by the Clann-Muirchertaigh. in hoc anno. O'Ruairc's gallowglasses were slain or captured by the Clann-Muirchertaigh, after having been found in Muinter-Eolais.
U1347.1 - Ferghal son of Ual[gh]arc Ua Ruairc, was killed by the son of Cathal Mac Donnchaidh the Cleric.
U1347.4 - Aedh, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir the Brefnian, king of Connacht, was killed by Aedh Ua Ruairc on Magh-Enghaide.
C1348.6 - Great war arose between Fergal Mac Diarmata and Ruaidri son of Cathal son of Domnall, and Mac Diarmata's stronghold was burned by Cathal's son. Mac Diarmata assembled his friends of Connacht and they followed Cathal's son to Ballymote and burned the town; stone and wood, and none dared raise his head to oppose them till they went home again. They brought away all the hostages who were in the place, including O Ruairc's son, and returned home safely.
LC1348.5 - A great war arose between Ferghal Mac Diarmada and Ruaidhri, son of Cathal, son of Domhnall; and Mac Diarmada's fortress was burned by the son of Cathal. Mac Diarmada assembled his friends of the Connachtmen, and they pursued the son of Cathal to Baile-in-mhuta, and the town was burned by them, both stone and wood; and no one dared to oppose them until they arrived at their homes; and they brought with them all the captives that were in the town, including O'Ruairc's son, and came home safely afterwards.
U1348.4 - Aedh O'Ruairc was taken prisoner by the son of Philpin Mac William [de Burgh], in coming from Cruach-Patraic and Fergal Mac Diarmata rose out on account of that, and there was general war in Connacht and Magh-Luirg was all laid bare through it.
LC1349.2 - A victory was gained by Aedh O'Ruairc over Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, and over Donnchadh O'Domhnaill, and over the Dartraighe; and Aedh Mac Flannchaidh, chieftain of Dartraighe, was slain there, and Gilla-na-naemh Mac Flannchaidh, and Lochlainn, the son of Andiles O'Baighill, et alii multi nobiles.
C1349.3 - Aed O Ruairc defeated Flaithbertach O Ruairc, Donnchad O Domnaill and the Dartraigi. Aed Mag Flannchaid, chieftain of Dartry, Gilla na Naem Mag Flannchaid, Lochlainn son of Andiles O Baigill and many other nobles were killed in the fight.
LC1349.5 - A great plague in Magh-Luirg, and in all Erinn, in hoc anno. Matthew, son of Cathal O'Ruairc, died of this plague.
C1349.7 - Matha son of Cathal O Ruairc died of this plague.
C1349.9 - Risderd O Raigillig, king of East Brefne, died.
U1349.5 - Aedh Ua Ruairc was slain by the Clann-Muircertaigh.
LC1350.1 - Ferghal, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was killed by the son of Cathal Clerech Mac Donnchaidh.
C1350.2 - Fergal son of Ualgarg O Ruairc was killed by the son of Cathal Clerech Mac Donnchada.
LC1350.5 - Aedh, son of Aedh Breifnech O'Conchobhair, who was usually called O'Conchobhair Breifnech, was slain by Aedh O'Ruairc, in
Magh-Enghaiti, in hoc anno.
C1350.6 - Aed son of Aed Brefnech O Conchobair, who was known as O Conchobair Brefnech, was killed by Aed O Ruairc at Mag Engaite this year.
LC1351.3 - Aedh O'Ruairc was taken prisoner by Mac Philipin Mac William Burk, whilst coming from Cruach-Patraic; and Ferghal Mac Diarmada rebelled in consequence of this capture, so that a general war broke out in all Connacht, through which Magh-Luirg was wasted.
C1351.4 - Aed O Ruairc was captured on his way from Croagh Patrick, by the son of Pilpin son of William Burke. Fergal Mac Diarmata took the field on account of this capture and a general war sprang up throughout Connacht, and Moylurg was stripped bare in consequence.
U1351.5 - Cathal, son of Niall Ua Ruairc, died.
LC1352.3 - Aedh O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, was killed by Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnach O'Conchobhair, and by the Clann-Muirchertaigh likewise, and a slaughter of the Clann-Suibhne's gallowglasses along with him.
C1352.4 - Aed O Ruairc, king of Brefne, was killed by Cathal son of Aed Brefnech O Conchobair
and the rest of the Clan Murtagh, and the gallowglasses of the Clann Suibne were
slaughtered with him.
LC1352.6 - Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, died in this year.
C1352.7 - Flaithbertach O Ruairc, king of Brefne, died this year.
C1354.15 - Cathal son of Niall O Ruairc died.
LC1354.13 - Cathal, son of Niall O'Ruairc, died.
U1354.4 - Matthew, son of Thomas Ua Ruairc, head of the prowess of the Breifni, died.
U1354.9 - Brian, son of Gilla-Crist Ua Ruairc, died.
U1356.7 - Cathal the Deaf, son of Cathal Ua Ruairc, was slain in the same war. And he and Mail-Shechlainn Ua Gairmleghaidh fell by one another.
LC1357.6 - Matthew, son of Thomas O'Ruairc, head of valour of the Breifne, mortuus est.
C1357.7 - Matha son of Tomas O Ruairc, head of the prowess of Brefne, died.
LC1357.9 - Brian, son of Gilla-Christ O'Ruairc, and Maghnus Buidhe Mac Samhradhain, were killed in Ruta-Mic-Ugilin, by Aedh O'Neill, in hoc anno.
1357.10 - Brian son of Gilla Crist O Ruairc and Magnus Buide Mag Samradain were killed by Aed O Neill in the Route this year.
U1357.5 - John, son of Gilla-Crist Ua Ruairc, was slain by Aedh Mac Dorchaidh.
LC1359.3 - The same Cathal [Og O'Conchobhair] went on a hosting to Tir-Conaill; and his people went into O'Gairmledhaigh's territory, and Cathal Bodhar O'Ruairc was slain by Maelsechlainn O'Gairmledhaigh; and Maelsechlainn was killed on the same spot by Tighernan O'Ruairc.
C1359.4 - This same Cathal led an army into Tir Conaill and his followers entered O Gairmlegaig's territory; Cathal Bodur O Ruairc was killed by Maelsechlainn O Gairmlegaig and Maelsechlainn was himself killed, in the same fight, by Tigernan O Ruairc.
LC1360.7 - John, son of Gilla-Christ O'Ruairc, occisus est by Aedh Mac [D]orchaidh.
C1360.8 - Seoan son of Gilla Crist O Ruairc was killed by Aed Mag Dorchaid.
U1364.10 - A raid was made by the Clann-Muircertaigh on the Muinter-Ruairc and the wife of Ua Ruairc Mor was killed on that expedition, namely, Derbail, daughter of Mailruanaigh Mor Mac Diarmata. And there came not since Una, daughter of the king of Lochlann, a woman of greater beneficence.
C1366.2 - Cathal son of Aed Brefnech son of Cathal Ruad and his son Magnus Oc were treacherously killed by Pilip Mag Uidir, king of Fermanagh, and the Archdeacon Mag Uidir in their own assembly, and afterwards very great depredations were made on the Clan Murtagh. The Muintir Ruairc and the Fir Managh [then] made peace.
LC1366.1 - Cathal, son of Aedh Breifnech, son of Cathal Ruadh, and his son, i.e. Maghnus Og, were slain in treachery by Philip Mac Udhir, king of Feara-Manach, and by the Archdeacon Mac Udhir, in their own assembly; and prodigious depredations were afterwards committed on the Clann-Muirchertagh; and peace was concluded by Muinter-Ruairc and the Feara-Manach with each other.
U1366.3 - Tigernan Ua Ruairc went on a foray into Lorg and the prey was brought spiritedly by them with them and Aedh junior, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc, was killed thereon by Ua Mael-aduain of Lorg.
C1367.6 - Cu Chonnacht O Raigillig, king of Brefne till he resigned, died.
C1367.6 - A great defeat was inflicted by Domnall son of Muirchertach O Conchobair, the Muinter Ruairc, the Clann Donnchada and Teboit Burke with his mercenaries on Tadc son of Magnus O Conchobair. They encountered Tadc's army at Beltra Strand and all his gallowglasses, seven score and ten, were killed, including Domnall Mac Somairle and Donmall Oc his son and the two sons of Mac Suibne, as well as Bishop O Dubda's son and Uilliam Mac
LC1367.7 - Derbhail, daughter of Maelruanaidh Mor Mac Diarmada, wife of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh. Aenghus, son of the Dean Mac Samhradhain, quievit.
C1367.8 - Derbail, daughter of Maelruanaid Mor Mac Diarmata and wife of Ualgarc O Ruairc, was killed by the Clan Murtagh.
C1367.17 - Bebinn, daughter of Ualgarc O Ruairc and wife of Tomaltach Mac Donachada, died.
LC1367.15 - Bebhinn, daughter of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, wife of Tomaltach Mac Donnchadha, mortua est.
C1368.5 - Tigernan son of Cathal O Ruairc died.
LC1368.4 - Tighernan, son of Cathal O'Ruairc, mortuus est.
Tighernan O'Ruairc went to take a prey in Luirg, and brought it with him; and Aedh Og, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, was slain by O'Maeladuin of Lurg in the pursuit of the prey.
C1369.4 - Tigernan O Ruairc went to seize a prey in Lurg and brought it away with him, and Aed Oc son of Aed O Ruairc was killed by O Mailaduin of Lurg.
U1371.1 - Tadhg Ua Ruairc, king of the Breifni, died, after gaining victory from world and from demon.
C1373.6 - Barrdub daughter of O Ruairc, wife of Domnall Mag Tigernain, rested.
U1373.5 - Barrdubh, daughter of Ua Ruairc, died.
LC1373.5 - Barrdubh, daughter of O'Ruairc, wife of Domhnall Mac Tighernain, quievit.
U1373.4 - Gilla-Crist O'Ruairc died.
U1373.11 - Attack was made by Mag Raghnaill with his kinsmen and with his septs and by the two Clans of Aedh [Ua Ferghail] and by Fergal Ua Ruairc on Cathal Mag Raghnaill the Red. Cathal mustered his kerns and his friends and his marriage-kindred, namely, under Diarmait Mac Diarmata and under Domnall the Black, to make head against those forces. Mag Raighnaill with his people was defeated there. Great numbers were killed in that defeat, namely, Fergal Mag Raghnaill—head of happiness and wealth was that noble man—and Mac Sennlaich and Mac Gille-duibh and many others that are not reckoned here.
LC1376.1 - Tadhg O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, mortuus est, and Tighernan O'Ruairc assumed the sovereignty after him.
C1376.2 - Tadc O Ruairc, king of Brefne, died, and Tigernan O Ruairc took the kingship after him.
U1380.4 - Ruaidhri, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir the Brefnian, came on a night incursion against the Muinter-Ruairc and he himself was slain thereon.
U1380.9 - A hosting by Philip Ua Raighillaigh and by the Clann-Muircertaigh and their muster into the Breifni of O'Ruairc and Thomas Mac Dorchaidh was killed by them. O'Ruairc overtook them and they were forced to retire by him and horses and men were destroyed around them on that expedition.
LC1384.13 - Tomaltach Mac [D]orchaidh, dux of Cenel-Luachain, was killed by his own knife while he was shoeing a horse.
C1384.17 - Ualgarg O Ruairc, eligible for the kingship of Brefne, was drowned in Loch Gowna.
U1384.1 - Philip Ua Raghallaigh (namely, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Raighillaigh the Red, king of Breifni) died.
LC1384.17 - Ualgharg O'Ruairc, heir to the sovereignty of the Breifne, was drowned on Loch-Gamhna.
C1384.18 - Domnall son of Flaithbertach O Ruairc rested.
LC1384.18 - Domhnall, son of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, quievit.
U1385.2 - Magh-Luirg was burned by the Clann-Donnchaidh and by Ua Ruairc this year.
C1385.3 - Mac Donnchada and O Ruairc with their company of gallowglasses invaded Moylurg, burnt the stronghold of Mac Diarmata and the whole district, killed the son of Seoan O hEgra in the pursuit after that army and captured his brother as well.
LC1385.2 - A hosting by Mac Donnchaidh and O'Ruairc, with their force of gallowglasses, into Magh-Luirg when Mac Diarmada's fortress, and the entire district, were burned by them; and the son of John O'hEghra was slain whilst in pursuit of the army, and his other brother was taken prisoner.
C1386.2 - Aine daughter of Tadc Mac Donnchada, wife of Tigernan O Ruairc king of Brefne, most excellent of the women of Leth Chuinn, died at Tuaim Senchaid on Garradice Loch and was afterwards buried at Sligo.
LC1386.1 - Aine, daughter of Tadhg Mac Donnchaidh, uxor of Tighernan O'Ruairc, king of Breifne, the choicest of the women of Leth-Chuinn, died in Tuaim-Senchaidh at Loch-Finnmhaighe, and was afterwards buried in Sligech.
U1386.2 - Aine, daughter of Mac Donnchaidh, namely, wife of Ua Ruairc, an excellent woman, died.
LC1388.7 - Commencement of a war between O'Ruairc and the Clann-Donnchaidh in hoc anno.
C1388.8 - The beginning of a war between O Ruairc and the Clann Donnchada this year.
LC1389.1 - O'Ruairc subsequently brought the sons of Cathal Og to him, and the war grew fierce after that. Eoghan O'Ruairc and the sons of Cathal Og went to Caislen-in-nuabhair, when the cavalry of Muinter-hElidhe opposed them, and made an attack on them; and the son of O'hElidhe was killed by them, together with Maghnus O'hElidhe. Muinter-hElidhe were plundered by O'Ruairc, and by the sons of Cathal Og. Muirchertach O'hElidhe was slain in this war. Maghnus O'Ruairc was taken prisoner, per dolum, by Cormac O'Ferghail. Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc, and by Domhnall son of Muirchertach, and by the Clann-Donnchaidh, respectively.
C1389.2 - O Ruairc then took to himself the sons of Cathal Oc, after which the war increased enormously. Eogan O Ruairc and Cathal Oc's sons went to Castleore and routed the cavalry of the Muinter Elide, which came out against them, and killed the sons of the Ui Elide, including Magnus. They then plundered the Muinter Elide. Muirchertach O hElide was killed in this war.
C1389.3 - Magnus O Ruairc was treacherously captured by Cormac O Fergail.
C1389.4 - Peace was made by O Ruairc, both with Domnall son of Muirchertach [O Conchobair] and with the Clann Donnchada.
C1389.4 - The son of Niall O Ruairc rested.
LC1389.6 - The son of Niall O'Ruairc quievit.
C1389.12 - Ragnall Mag Ruairc, chieftain of the Tellach Conmusa, rested in Christ.
LC1389.9 - Raghnall Mac Ruairc, chief of Tellach-Conmusa, quievit in Christo.
C1389.13 - Brian son of Domnall Oc O Ruairc was killed by the Clan Murtagh.
LC1389.10 - Brian, son of Domhnaill Og O'Ruairc, was slain by the Clann-Muirchertaigh.
U1390.1 - Great war this year between Tigernan Ruairc, namely, king of Breifni and Thomas, son of Mathgamain Ua Raighillaigh, namely, king of
Muinter-Mailmordha. And Maghnus Ua Ruairc was at that time in custody with Ua Raghallaigh in the Rock of Loch-Uachtair. The Rock was pierced through and he escaped thereout and went to the castle of Loch-in-scuir and the clan of Muircertaigh Ua Concobuir followed him and he was killed by them in leaving the Loch.
C1390.2 - A great war between O Ruairc and O Raigillig. The Muinter Angaile, Muinter Eolais, Tellach Dunchada and Clann Muirchertaig, instructed by Domnall son of Muirchertach [O Conchobair] and Tomaltach Mac Donnchada, entered Connacht.
LC1390.1 - A great war between O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh; and the people of Anghaile, and Muinter-Eolais, the Tellach-Dunchadha, and the Clann-Muirchertaigh come to join in that war, under the direction of Domhnall, the son of Muirchertach, and of Tomaltach Mac Donnchaidh.
U1390.2 - Ua Ruairc pursued the clan of Muircertach into Tellach-Dunchadha and they and the Tellach-Dunchadha were defeated, had the prey wrested from them and were pursued from the Ford of Daire-Dubain to Sliabh-Cairbri.
C1390.3 - Magnus O Ruairc, who was kept in captivity in Loch Oughter Castle, escaped from it and went to the castle of Loch Scur; but he was betrayed to the Clan Murtagh and they killed him as he stepped out of his skiff.
LC1390.2 - Maghnus O'Ruairc, who had been imprisoned by O'Raighilligh in Cloch-Locha-uachtair, escaped from it and went to the castle of Loch-in-scuir; but the Clann-Muirchertaigh obtained secret intelligence of this, and he was slain by them when coming out of his cot.
C1390.5 - Peace was made between O Ruairc and O Raigillig, O Ruairc making large concessions in return for O Raigillig's parting from O Ruairc's opponents and enemies and sending them away, and Eogan O Ruairc and the son of Cathal Riabach were handed over as security for the fulfilment of the conditions.
LC1390.4 - Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh, and O'Raighilligh obtained liberal rewards froin O'Ruairc in consideration
of O'Raighilligh forsaking and banishing his O'Ruairc's enemies and adversaries; and Eoghan O'Ruairc and the son of Cathal Riabhach, were given as pledges for the payment of these rewards.
U1390.4 - Thomas Ua Raighillaigh, namely, king of Breifni, died this year with victory of Unction and penance and John, son of Philip Ua Raighillaigh, took the kingship of Breifni after Thomas and so on.
C1390.6 - The Clan Murtagh and Tellach Dunchada made a forcible migration into the country of the Muinter Ruairc towards Fid O Finnoice, Sliab Corrain and Cenel Luachain. O Ruairc got word of this in Glengavlin. He conveyed his trains to the upper end of Cenel Luachain and made a fierce and victorious attack on those allied princes and routed them, and kept on slaughtering their cattle from Bel Atha Daire Dubthaig to the top of the Brefne hills.
LC1390.5 - The Clann-Muirchertaigh and Tellach-Dunchadha emigrated in despite of Muinter-Ruairc, towards Fidh-na-finnoige, Sliabh-Corran, and Cenel-Luachain; and O'Ruairc obtained intelligence of this whilst he was in Glenn-Gaibhle; and he brought his bands to the upper part of Cenel-Luachain; and a brave, destructive assault was made by O'Ruairc on these royal divisions, who were routed; and the killing of their flocks continued from Bel-atha-doire-Dubhthaigh to the summit of the Breifnian hills.
C1390.6 - The Clan Murtagh and Tellach Dunchada made a forcible migration into the country of the Muinter Ruairc towards Fid O Finnoice, Sliab Corrain and Cenel Luachain. O Ruairc got word of this in Glengavlin. He conveyed his trains to the upper end of Cenel Luachain and made a fierce and victorious attack on those allied princes and routed them, and kept on slaughtering their cattle from Bel Atha Daire Dubthaig to the top of the Brefne hills.
U1391.1 - Ua Ruairc, namely Tigernan Mor, went to meet Ua Raighillaigh, namely, John, to Druim-lethan, his retinue being but one and twenty. The clan of Muircertach Ua Concobuir, when they learned that Ua Ruairc went to meet Ua Raighillaigh, with a small number of people, went themselves, five and twenty strong, before him on Belach-in-crinaigh. Ua Ruairc by his good fortune broke through the Pass against the clan of Muircertach and there were slain then John, son of Mathgamain, Ua Conchobuir and the grandson of Aedh Of the Quill and a party of their followers along with them and the other portion of them was utterly routed.
C1391.3 - O Ruairc and O Raigillig made a peace and O Ruairc went to meet O Raigillig at Drumlane, accompanied by a few of his own household. Sixty-five of the Clan Murtagh lay in wait for him at a pass, and when he entered it Sean Mor son of Mac na Banfigide, came against him and thrust at him with a spear. O Ruairc retaliated and reposted keenly and quickly, killing him with a single spear-thrust. Another thrust he gave to Donnchad son of Aed an Chleitig, killing him too, and he also exultantly killed Tomas O Gaithin and came away safely with his followers, having the deaths of four of the band to his credit.
LC1391.2 - Peace was concluded by O'Ruairc and O'Raighilligh, and O'Ruairc went to Druim-lethan to meet O'Raighilligh, with a few of his own household; and sixty-five of the Clann-Muirchertaigh went before him on a pass; and O'Ruairc advanced towards the pass, and John Mór, grandson of the ban-fidhighe, met O'Ruairc with a lance thrust, and O'Ruairc proceeded to attend and meet him, and readily, quickly, killed him with one lance thrust; and he delivered another thrust to Donnchadh, son of Aedh-an-cletigh, whom he also killed; and Thomas O'Gaithin was likewise slain by him; and he himself departed safely with his people, bravely, enriched with spoils, after slaying four of the band.
C1392.6 - O Conchobair Donn with most of the Connachta marched with a large army into Ui Maine and burnt the country. Cathal son of Aed O Ruairc was left, in the confusion, alone at the rear of the host and was captured by O Conchobair Ruad, and a few of their people were killed.
LC1392.5 - A great hosting by O'Conchobhair Donn, accompanied by the greater part of Connacht, into Ui-Maine, and the country was burned by them. And Cathal, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, was negligently left in the rear of the army, and was taken prisoner by O'Conchobhair Ruadh; and some others of them were slain.
MCB1392.12 - A great hosting by Ó Conchobhair Donn, Mac Donnchadha, Domhnall son of Muircheartach [Ó Conchobhair], Ó Ruairc, i.e. Tighearnán, Mac Diarmada, and the [people of] the Tuatha in Uí Mhaine, and they caused great destruction and captured the Feadha. Ó Conchobhair Donn remained there and in Clannmhaicne Eóghain.
U1395.6 - Cablaigh Mor (namely, Port of the three enemies), daughter of Cathal Ua Conchobuir, that is, daughter of the king of Connacht - to wit, a propertied woman of great sub—. stance was she, that lived with noble men, namely, Niall Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill and Aedh Ua Ruairc, king of Breifni and Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Concobuir the Brefnian, royal heir of Connacht and other men that are not reckoned here—died this year, after victory of penance and was buried in the Monastery of the Buill.
MCB1397.2 - A great war in Connacht between Ó Ceallaigh, his son, i.e. Conchobhar Ó Ceallaigh, Ulick MacWilliam, Clannmhaicne Eóghain, another section of Uí Mhaine, and an alliance between these and Ó Conchobhair Donn, Mac Donnchadha, Ó Ruairc, the family of Domhnall son of Muircheartach, Mac Diarmada of Magh Luirg, Ó Dubhda, Ó hEaghra, and Ó Gadhra, and on the other side, Ó Conchobhair Ruadh, Ó Ceallaigh, MacWilliam de Burgo, and
Clann Chonnmhaigh. ...
U1398.2 - A great hosting by Niall Ua Neill junior, namely, king of Ulster, against Ua Domnaill and he stayed not on that expedition until he reached the Monastery of Esruadh. And they pillaged the Monastery in its wealth and in its herds and Tir-Aedha was destroyed by him on that expedition. A party of the people of Ua Domnaill gave battle to the host and Aedh, son of Ferghal Ua Ruairc, was taken prisoner on that occasion. And Ua Neill went to his own house.
C1399.17 - Macwilliam Burke, the sons of Cathal Oc [O Conchobair], and the sons of O Cellaig led a great army into Carbury. Ruaidri son of Domnall son of Flaithbertach O Ruairc was killed by them on this expedition, and many others not enumerated here.
LC1399.16 - A great hosting by Mac William Burk, and by the sons of Cathal Og, and the sons of O'Cellaigh, into Cairbre; and Ruaidhri, son of Domhnall, son of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, was slain by them on this expedition; and several other deeds were committed by them that are not enumerated here.
C1400.18 - The posterity of Flaithbertach O Ruairc were expelled from Brefne.
LC1400.17 - The sons of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc were banished out of the Breifne.
C1400.19 - Gilla Isa son of Anrig [O Raigillig] was made king in Brefne and died at the end
of a month.
C1400.26 - The descendants of Flaithbertach [O Ruairc] made a great raid on O Ruairc.
LC1400.25 - A great depredation was committed by the sons of Flaithbhertach upon O'Ruairc.
C1400.27 - Tigernan O Ruairc raided O Mailduin of Lurg. O Domnaill came upon him and forcibly took the prey from him.
LC1400.26 - A depredation was committed by Tighernan O'Ruairc upon O'Maeladuin of Lurg; and O'Domhnaill overtook him, and the prey was
taken from him by force.
C1401.25 - The attack on Cavan was delivered by the sons of O Ruairc, that is Tigernan Oc and Aed Buide and Tadc, and the sons of Mag Samradain, against Maelmorda O Raigillig, while the Muinter Mailmorda were encamped in their rear. It is hard to estimate the destruction wrought there, of people and goods. Twenty suits of armour were burned there, as well as Mac in Biataigh, who came to the help of the Muinter Raigillig. Two score horses were taken from them as well.
LC1401.25 - The attack of the Cabhan was made by the sons of O'Ruairc. viz., Tighernan Og, and Aedh Buidhe, and Tadhg, and by the sons of Mac Samhradhain, on Mael-mordha O'Raighilligh; and Muinter-Maelmordha had an encampment after them; and it is not easy to count the people and valuables that were destroyed there; and twenty loads of clothing were burned there, along with the biatach's son, who came to assist Muinter-Raighilligh; and two score horses were taken from them besides.
C1401.26 - ... Terrible war arose between Toirrdelbach son of Niall Garb son of Aed O Domnaill and the prospective king of Tir Eogain, namely Brian son of Enri Aimreid O Neill. ...
Niall son of Niall Garb O Domnaill and Maelsechlainn son of Flaithbertach O Ruairc were killed by the Cenel Eogain in the early part of the day, and [the Cenel Conaill side] lost many another besides these; but they cannot all be enumerated, for fear of becoming tedious.
LC1401.26 - A horrible war broke out between Toirdhelbhach, the son of Niall Garbh, son of Aedh O'Domhnaill, and the royal heir of the Eoghanachs, i.e. Brian, son of Henry Amhreidh O'Neill; and the fortress of the Clann-Dalaigh, and of Toirdhelbhach, son of Niall Garbh, lord of the Conallians, was ill-advisedly, haughtily, assaulted by the son of Henry, and they were powerfully, bravely, and completely routed, at the beginning of the day. ...
And Niall, son of Niall Garbh O'Domhnaill, and Maelsechlainn, son of Flaithbhertach O'Ruairc, were slain in the beginning of that day by the Eoghanachs;
and their losses besides were very great; but the enumeration of all cannot be attempted for fear of prolixity.
U1401.6 - John, son of Philip, son of Gilla-Isu Ua Raighillaigh the Red, namely, king of Breifni, to wit, a man of generosity and prowess and who upheld his own dignity, died of a fit in his own bed in Tulach-Mongain and was buried the same night in Cavan. A week over a month before the Nativity Dec. 25th that happened.
MCB1402.32 - Tighearnán Ó Ruairc was on the point of death, and the report of his death having gone abroad, forays and burnings were perpetrated on his people by Clann Donnchadha.
U1402.4 - Great war arose between (Toirdelbach) Ua Domnaill, king of Tir-Conaill and Brian, son of Henry Ua Neill. Brian put his host in one place and delivered an attack upon the stronghold of Ua Domnaill and defeat was inflicted in the beginning of the day on Ua Domnaill. And the son of Niall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill, was slain there and many of the Men of Tir-Conaill, and Mail-Shechlainn, son of Flaithbertach Ua Ruairc, were slain there.
C1402.3 - Fergal son of Aed O Ruairc, son of the king of Brefne and a prince eligible for the kingship of the Ui Briuin, was treacherously killed in his own house by Lochlainn Colach Mac Caba a fortnight before Easter. He was buried in the monastery of Sligo.
MCB1403.2 - Fearghal Ó Ruairc, an excellent prince, was treacherously killed by Maol Seachlainn Colach Mac Cába at the instigation of Eóghan Ó Ruairc.
U1403.2 - Fergal, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc, that is, the son of the king of Breifni and who was to be king of Breifni-namely, a spirited, truly hospitable man-was killed in his own house by the sons of Mac Caba with their people: to wit, a fortnight before Easter that deed was done.
LC1402.2 - Ferghal, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, son of the king of Breifne, and royal heir of the Ui-Briuin, interfectus est in his own house by Lochlainn Colach Mac Caba, per dolum, a fortnight before Easter, and was interred in the monastery of Sligech.
C1403.9 - A great war arose this year between the men of Brefne and the Clann Donnchaid, wherein some great ones were killed; Tomaltach
Oc son of Tomaltach Mag Dorchaid, last chieftain of the Cenel Luachain, was killed between them, and in this war Muirchertach
Oc O hElide, a rich and prosperous yeoman, was slain.
LC1403.11 - A great war arose between the Breifnians and the Clann-Donnchaidh in hoc anno, when noble men were slain; viz., Tomaltach Og, son of Tomaltach Mac Dorchaidh, the last chief of Cenel-Luachain, was killed between them; and Muirchertach Og O'hElidhe, a wealthy brughaidh-cedach, was killed in that war.
C1403.11 - Eogan son of Seoan O Ruairc was captured by Maelmorda O Raigillig, and Sean son of Tadc son of Ualgarc O Ruairc was captured and wounded by the Muinter Mailmorda. War between the Muinter Raigillig and the Muinter Ruairc resulted therefrom, and on that day Mathgamain son of Gilla Crist son of Flaithbertach Mac Capa was wounded by O Ruairc's men. And it is here that the attack on Cavan was made, as we have already
related it, according to another book.
LC1403.13 - Eoghan, son of John O'Ruairc, was taken prisoner by Maelechlainn O'Ruairc, and John, the son of Tadhg, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, was taken prisoner, and wounded, by Muinter-Maelmordha; and a war arose out of this between Muinter-Raighilligh and Muinter-Ruairc; and Mathghamhain, son of Gilla-Christ, son of Flaithbhertach Mac Caba, was wounded on that day by O'Ruairc's people: and it was on this occasion, according to other books, the attack of the Cabhan was made, as we have related above.
C1405.9 - Domnall Oc O Ruairc died.
LC1405.8 - Domhnall Og O'Ruairc mortuus est.
U1407.1 - John, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, namely, one who was to be king of Breifni, died in Magh-Luirg and was carried from that to Druim-lethanand buried therein.
C1407.3 - Seoan son of Tadc O Ruairc, eligible prince of Brefne, died in Moylurg and was buried at Drumlane this year.
LC1407.2 - John, son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, heir to the sovereignty of Breifne, died in Magh-Luirg, and was interred in Druim-lethan, in hoc anno.
U1407.4 - Aedh Mag Uidhir (namely, son of Philip of the battle-axe), that is, tanist of Fir-Manach, was taken prisoner in treachery in the town of Cathal Ua Ruairc the Deaf and the son of Maghnus Mag Uidhir, namely, Conchobur, and many other good people were taken with him there. And by the Men of Tir-Conaill, on the suggestion of the Brefnians, that capture was effected. And therefrom it is called the Hospitality of the Malignity, from that time down.
C1408.12 - Eogan O Ruairc and the sons of Donn Mag Samradain went into Tir Conaill to make war upon the men of Brefne.
LC1408.11 - Eoghan O'Ruairc, and the sons of Donn Mac Samhradhain, went into Tir-Conaill, to war against the Breifnians.
C1409.6 - The Belleek raid, made by Tigernan O Ruairc on O Domnaill and on Cathal and Eogan O Ruairc. O Domnaill and the Cenel Conaill were encamped on the further side of the rapids and Cathal and Eogan on this side of them, and he carried off the prey from both parties.
LC1409.5 - The plundering of Bel-lice was effected by Tighernan O'Ruairc against O'Domhnaill, and against Cathal O'Ruairc, and Eoghan O'Ruairc; and O'Domhnaill and the Cenel-Conaill were encamped on the opposite side of the cascade, and Cathal and Eoghan on this i.e. the south side of the same cascade; and he brought the prey from them all.
C1409.7 - Brian son of Domnall son of Muirchertach O Domnaill, Conchobar Mac Donnchada, king of Tirerrill, and the sons of Tigernan O Ruairc went on a hosting this year; and in spite of all the men of Connacht south of the Curlieus, who had assembled horse and foot and gallowglasses to oppose them, they placed stores and food in the castle of Roscommon... And seldom has an expedition been made in Ireland, bolder and braver than this.
LC1409.6 - A hosting by Brian, son of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O'Conchobhair, and by Conchobhar Mac Donnchaidh, king of Tir-Oilella, and by the sons of Tighernan O'Ruairc, in hoc anno; and they put stores and provisions into the castle of Ros-Comain, in despite of all the men of Connacht from the mountain upwards, who were all assembled to oppose him, both foot and horse, and gallowglasses, on the Monday after the festival of Michael the Archangel. And those from the mountains downwards expected that the Clann-Rickard would have been with themselves when putting the provisions into the castle of Ros-Comain; and they were not; but Mac William himself, with a few horsemen, came to meet them to Baile-in-tobair. And they endeavoured to stop there, since the armies of Clann-Rickard did not come to them as they had promised; but Mac Donnchaidh said that he would not stop, though he should fall, until he would put provisions into the castle. And he told Mac William to remain there, as he was not strong enongh to give battle or encounter to the Connachtmen; ‘for if we are slain’, said he, ‘it is agreeable to us that thou shouldst live for our children after us, to maintain them’. Mac Donnchaidh proceeded on in advance, therefore, and desisted not from this career and onset until he arrived at Ros-Comain; and they put provisions into the castle; and only one warrior of them was slain, whose body they themselves carried with them: and not often before had there been performed in Erinn a braver and more mighty expedition than that expedition.
C1409.8 - The Muinter Cuirnin were killing each other this year. Seoan and Conla were killed by Diarmait son of Muirchertach O Cuirnin in the house of O Duibgennain of Castle Fore; and this Diarmait went into the house of Conchobar Crom son of Tadc O Conchobair, his lord and own foster-brother, and Conchobar arrested him in his own house and delivered him up to the Muinter Ruairc and the Muinter Cuirnin. He was kept more than a fortnight in captivity and was killed in the end by Seaan O Cuirnin.
LC1409.7 - Muinter-Cuirnin killed one another in hoc anno, i.e. John and Conla were slain by Diarmaid, son of Muirchertach O'Cuirnin, in the house of O'Duibhgennain of Baile-choillte-foghair and Diarmaid himself went to the house of Conchobhar Crom, the son of Tadhg O'Conchobhair, i.e. his lord and real foster brother and Conchobhar apprehended him in his own house, and delivered him up to Muinter-Ruairc and Muinter-Cuirnin; and he was more than a fortnight in confinement, and at last fell by the son of John O'Cuirnin.
C1410.5 - Maelsechlainn son of Eogan O Ruairc was killed by the Cenel Conaill, and afterwards Dun Castle was broken by the men of Carbury and Brefne.
LC1410.4 - Maelechlainn, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, occisus est by the Conallachs; and the castle of Dun-Crimhthannain was afterwards demolished
by the people of Cairbre and Breifne.
C1411.13 - Domnall son of Cathal son of Aed O Ruairc died this year.
LC1411.12 - Domhnall, son of Cathal, son of Aedh O'Ruairc, mortuus est in hoc anno.
U1411.8 - Maelmordha Ua Raighillaigh (namely, son of Cu-Connacht, son of Gilla-Isu the Red), that is, king of Breifni, died this year
C1412.3 - Tigernan Oc son of Tigernan son of Ualgarc O Ruairc, a man well qualified for the kingship of Brefne, died this year, at the end of
his thirty-sixth year, between Easter and May-day.
U1412.2 - Tigernan junior, son of Tigernan Mor, son of Ualgarg Ua Ruairc, died: to wit, an excellent son of a king and one who was to be king of Breifni
without contention. And he was buried in Sligech.
LC1412.2 - Tighernan Og, son of Tighernan, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, i.e. a good heir to the sovereignty of Breifne, died in hoc anno, at the termination of his thirty-sixth year, between Easter and May-day.
C1412.8 - Sadb daughter of Tigernan O Ruairc, wife of Emann son of Tomas son of Cathal O Fergail, died.
LC1412.7 - Sadhbh; daughter of Tighernan O'Ruairc, uxor of Edmond, son of Thomas, son of Cathal O'Ferghail, mortua est.
C1412.11 - The son of Lochlainn (called the Spotty Boy) son of Donnchad son of Lochlainn O Ruairc, a generous, splendid and prosperous noble, died this year.
LC1412.9 - The son of Lochlainn O'Ruairc, who was usually called the Gilla Ballach, son of Donnchadh, son of Lochlainn, a generous, illustrious, joyous, eminent man, mortuus est in hoc
C1416.3 - Graine daughter of Flaithbertach O Ruairc rested.
C1416.11 - There was war between the Fir Manach and the Fir Brefne this year, with Cathal son of Aed O Ruairc on the side of the Fir Manach. A shattering defeat was inflicted on the followers of Aed Mag Uidir and Cathal O Ruairc by Tadc O Ruairc and by Domnall O Ruairc and nine others with him, and eleven horses were captured from them.
C1416.12 - Another attack was made afterwards by Aed Buide O Ruairc and Tadc O Ruairc and Mac Caba on the Muinter Peotachain. The Fir Manach dwelling to the west of the Lake came upon them at Dogs, and Cathal and Eogan O Ruairc came upon them there as well, and O Ruairc's sons were in great distress until they reached their gallowglasses, who were waiting (?) to meet them. But when they reached them both parties turned upon
the pursuers and killed Donnchad and Seoan, sons of Maelsechlainn son of Flaithbertach O Ruairc, and forty-eight of the Fir Manach with them.
U1416.3 - Great war arose between the Muinter Ruairc and Fir-Manach by reason of Cathal, son of Aedh Ua Ruairc. And defeat was given to the people of Aedh Mag Uidhir and to Cathal Ua Ruairc by Tadhg Ua Ruairc and by Domnall Ua Ruairc, whereby were slain Tadhg, son of Ferghal and nine of the Fir-Manach. Another attack was made by Aedh Ua Ruairc and by Tadhg Ua Ruairc and by Mac Caba in Muinter-Peodachain. And the Fir-Manach from the Lough west overtook them and the sons of Ua Ruairc were in great strait on Sliabh-da-chon and they endured that pressure until they reached those they had in ambush. And the sons of Ua Ruairc and the Clann-Caba turned on the pursuing party and inflicted defeat on the Fir-Manach, whereby were slain eight and twenty of them. And there were slain the two sons of Mail-Shechlainn, son of Flaithbertach Ua Ruairc, namely, Donnchadh the Red and John. And there were slain a good many others of the Fir-Manach there.
C1416.13 - Domnall son of Tigernan Mor O Ruairc died of the smallpox, and that was a terrible loss to the whole Garbtrian of Connacht.
U1416.4 - Domnall, son of Tigernan Mor Ua Ruairc, namely, one who was to be king of Breifni, died this year of the small pox.
C1417.11 - Catirfina daughter of Cathal O Ruairc, wife of Toirrdelbach Mac Domnaill Galloclach, died on the Friday before the first Passion Sunday and was buried at Roscommon.
C1418.4 - Tigernan Mor son of Ualgarc O Ruairc, king of Brefne, the keenest and boldest fighter of the Cath O mBriuin since the time of Tigernan son of Murchad, one who took forcible possession of his patrimony from his enemies by the prowess of his own strong hand, died at a good old age in his own stronghold about St. Bridget's day and was buried in the monastery of Sligo.
LC1418.1 - Tighernan, son of Ualgharg O'Ruairc, i.e. the king of Breifne, died this year. Brian Ballach, son of Aedh, son of Felim O'Cohchobhair,
intended king of Connacht, died.
U1418.1 - Tigernan, son of Ualgarc Ua Ruairc, namely, king of Breifni, died this year: to wit, a man who defended his territory against the neighbours and was best of hospitality and prowess and charity that was in his time. And he was buried in the monastery of Sligech.
C1418.3 - Eogan son of Tigernan Mor O Ruairc, eligible prince of Brefne, was drowned in Garradice Loch on his way from Cherry Island to visit his father, who was on his deathbed at the time. This was a 'fall on the assembly threshold,' his being drowned on the threshold
of the kingship.
LC1418.3 - Eoghan, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, i.e. the intended king of Breifne, was drowned on Loch Finnmhaighe this year.
C1418.7 - Aed Buide O Ruairc took his father's place and a great war was waged against him by the sons of Tadc O Ruairc, and the Fir Manach, the Clann Murthaile (?) and the Tellach Dunchada joined them against the sons of O Ruairc.
LC1418.4 - Aedh Buidhe O'Ruairc assumed the sovereignty of the Breifne in succession to his father, i.e. Tighernan Mór.
C1418.15 - Lasarfina daughter of Cathal son of Aed Brefnech O Conchobair, wife of Maelsechlainn son of Flaithbertach O Ruairc, died this year.
U1418.4 - Eogan, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, namely, one who was to be king of Breifni, was drowned on the Lough of Finn-magh this year. Aedh
Ua Ruairc the Tawny took the kingship of Breifni after his father, that is, Tigernan Mor Ua Ruairc.
U1419.10 - Aedh the Tawny, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, died this year, in the beginning of his felicity, in his own stronghold. Tadhg, son of
Tigernan Ua Ruairc, was made king in his stead over the Breifni the same year.
C1419.19 - Aed Buide O Ruairc, king of Brefne for a year and a half, died this year in his own stronghold after possessing his lordship. Tadc O Ruairc was made king in his stead by the Muinter Ruairc from Sliab an Iarainn westwards; and Art son of Tadc O Ruairc was made king from the mountain eastwards by the Muintet Raigillig, the Tellach Dunchada and the descendants of Maelsechlainn Mag Ragnaill; so that they disturbed the whole
Garbtrian of Connacht at that time. The Muinter Raigillig came with Art O Ruairc and encamped in Cenel Luachain.
LC1419.9 - Aedh Buidhe O'Ruairc, the son of Tighernan, died this year, in the beginning of his prosperity, in his own fortress; and Tadhg, son of Tighernan, was made king over the Breifne, in his place, this year.
C1419.20 - Tadc O Ruairc collected an army, whereupon the Muinter Raigillig returned to their homes and Art, deserted by his following, fled to a place of safety.
C1419.21 - Tadc O Ruairc and the sons of Cathal Ruad Mag Ragnaill attacked the residence of Mac Senlaich at Carrigallen. They burned and sacked the town and killed a man in it and afterwards built the stronghold of Killtoghert.
C1419.22 - Another strong attack was made by Tadc O Ruairc, Conchobar Mag Ragnaill, Cathal Mag Ragnaill and the Muinter Ruairc against Cill Deman, Mag Ragnaill's stronghold. They burned the town and wrought much destruction; a strong party of pursuers came up with them, but they came away by dint of great bravery. For two miles they were distressed and hard put to it, but they bore the brunt and left not a man behind. There is no telling how many were wounded on both sides. Two gentle well-born warriors of O Ruairc's followers died of their wounds, Flaithbertach son of Gilla Crist O Ruairc and Tigernan Oc son of Tigernan. Some of the Muinter Eolais themselves were killed on that day.
U1420.1 - The castle of Bun-Drobaisi was built this year by Brian, son of Domnall Ua Conchobair. The host of the Province came at the time to prevent the work. Brian mustered another host against those, under his kinsmen and under Mac Donnchaidh and under Ua Ruairc, namely, Tadhg...
C1420.10 - Mac Muiris was then taken to Sligo. Eogan O Conchobair escorted Seoan Buide O hEgra under his own protection to O Ruairc, who escorted him to Mac Diarmata, who sent him with his drovers to Macwilliam Burke. Peace was then made between Muinter Egra, and Mac Muiris was allowed out with Brian O Conchobair without ransom.
C1421.8 - A night-attack was made by Cathal O Ruairc and [his] sons against Mag Flannchaid on Iniskeen in Loch Melvin, and the garrison of the lake, the sons of [O] Gollain (?), betrayed Mag Flannchaid and surrendered its vessels to Cathal and his sons. They captured the younger Mag Flannchaid and Loch Melvin with its castle and killed a number of the Dartraigi, including five of Mag Flannchaid's sons. The lake and its wealth remained in the possession of Cathal and his sons and the sons of Mag Flannchaid sought refuge with the men of Carbury.
U1421.5 - Great war arose this year between Ua Ruairc and Mac Donnchaidh. Ua Ruairc collected a large host to one place, to wit, the Men of Tir-Conaill from Es-ruadh to Daire and Aedh, Eon of Philip Mag Uidhir, with his muster and the Brefnians themselves. And they went into Tir-Oilella on that expedition, and much of the country was burned by them; and Cathal, son of Mac Donnchaidh, was slain by them, and they came to their houses with
triumph of victory.
C1421.9 - A great war broke out between the Muinter Ruairc and the Clann Donnchada. O Ruairc gathered and assembled a large army, O Domnaill and his land and Aed Mag Uidir and his levies, besides O Ruairc himself with his land and levies, and together they all came into Tirerrill, burned much of the country and killed Mac Donnchada's son, Cathal, as well as other men not named here.
C1421.10 - Niall O Domnaill with his army and O Ruairc with his drovers went to fight for Assaroe Bay. After they had left, the Clann Donnchada and Cathal son of Ruaidri O Conchobair attacked O Ruairc's stronghold, burned the residence and knocked down its stone wall and fired and ravaged the near side of the country.
C1421.11 - The Tir Conaill army and O Ruairc were at Ard Ferna, while the men of Carbury were about Bundrowes Castle. Horses and men were wounded and killed between them every day, and here Muirchertach Buide son of Cosnamach O Dubda, O Maenaig and the son of Donnchad O Caemain were killed. Aed son of Muiredach Ruad Mac Lochlainn was drowned at the ford of Ballyshannon on this expedition. Afterwards they made peace.
C1421.12 - Cathal son of Cathal na Taisech O Ruairc died this same summer.
C1422.14 - A vast host was raised by O Neill, O Domnaill, Eogan O Neill, Mac Ui Neill Buide and the other great men of the Province, and they burnt the whole district of Carbury. The posterity of Domnall [O Conchobair] and O Ruairc drove them out of Sligo and killed seven of their army; so they went on into Tirerrill, with the sons of Cormac Mac Donnchada and the sons of Maelruanaid Mac Donnchada showing them the way and helping them to
devastate the country.
U1422.4 - A large host was led by Eogan, son of Niall Ua Neill junior, and by Ua Domnaill and by Mac-Ui-Neill-buidhe and by the nobles of the rest of the Province into Connacht. And Cairpre was burned by them on that expedition. Great rout was inflicted on them in Sligech by Eogan, son of Concobur, and by Toirdelbach Carrach Ua Concobuir and by Ua Ruairc. Six of the host were slain by them in that rout. The host went thence into Tir-Oilella and great destruction was committed by them there. And they were a night in the fort of Loch-dergain, and went after that through the Breifni, by leave of Ua
Ruairc, to their houses.
C1422.15 - Tomaltach Mac Donnchada and the sons of Conchobar Mac Donnchada afterwards [followed] on the track of the host and their own kinsmen gave them battle. Muirgius son of Cormac Mac Donnchada and Diarmait son of Maelruanaid Mac Donnchada were killed by them that day, and that night the host lay at the castle of Loch Dargan and next day they passed through Brefne with O Ruairc's consent.
U1424.3 - Great war arose between the Muinter-Ruairc themselves, after the death of Aedh Ua Ruairc the Tawny: to wit, Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, made peace with the Muinter-Raighilligh, namely, with Eogan, son of John Ua Raighilligh; and the kingship of the Breifni was given to Tadhg in its
U1425.4 - Gormlaith, daughter of Domnall Ua Collchubuir, namely, wife of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, that is, the woman that was of best form and fame of her own sept, died a death of penance this year.
U1426.5 - Concobur the Stooped, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, died.
U1427.6 - Una, daughter of Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, wife of Ua Ruairc, that is, of Tadhg: to wit, the woman who was best in hospitality and piety and charity that was in Lower Connacht in her own time, died after victory of penance.
U1429.2 - Great war arose this year between Ua Ruairc, namely, Tadhg and Ua Raighillaigh, namely, Eogan. And the sons of Mathgamain Ua
Raighilligh and the Foreigners of Meath arose against Ua Raighilligh and the town of Ua Raighilligh was burned by them. Ua Raighilligh brought Ua Neill
to him and the Oirgialla and Fir-Manach. And their predatory band proceeded for him with Ua Neill and with those magnates to Achadh-cille-moire. Ua
Ruairc and the sons of Mathgamain and the Baron of Delvin and Mac Caba came, with a large host, in opposition to them on Achadh-cille-moire. The two hosts went against each other on that Field. Ua Neill and his sons and his gallowglasses and the Fir-Manach and Ua Raighilligh and his kinsmen advanced to them then courageously, prosperously and the defeat of Achadh-cille-moire was inflicted on them i.e. the enemy. And the Baron of Delvin was taken prisoner there and Mac Caba and Henry Mac Caba and Diarmaid Ua Ruairc and other persons that are not reckoned here were either
captured or slain there. Ua Neill and those magnates went triumphantly to their homes on that occasion.
U1430.8 - Brian, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc junior, was slain by the sons of Mael-Shechlainn Mag Raghnaill in Maethal of St. Manchan. And Donchadh, son of Tighernan, was driven in that rout into the monastery of Maethal, with the worthies of his people around him. Donchadh himself came out on behalf of his people and placed himself under the safeguard of Mag Raghnaill. Peace was made between them and the eric of Brian was paid.
U1431.2 - Barrdubh, daughter of Ua Ruairc (namely, wife of the Ua Raighilligh, that is, of Eogan), to wit, a woman of hospitality and piety, died after victory of penance.
U1431.4 - Aine, daughter of Ua Ruairc, that is, the wife of Ua Ferghail, died.
U1432.6 - Great war arose this year between Ua Neill and Ua Domnaill. The son of Ua Neill, namely, Henry, went to Sligech to meet and secure the aid of the sons of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir. Ua Domnaill and Ua Ruairc and the sons of Aedh Mag Uidhir were on the watch before them for the space of the five weeks that Henry was in the West. ...
U1434.4 - Cathal Ua Ruairc the Deaf died.
LC1434.4 - Cathal Bodhar O'Ruairc died.
LC1434.3 - O'Ruairc died, i.e. Tadhg.
U1434.5 - Ua Ruairc died this year: namely, Tadhg, son of Tighernan Mor Ua Ruairc; to wit, a man of hospitality and prowess.
C1435.6 - Tadc son of Tigernan O Ruairc, king of Brefne, died.
C1440.7 - Lochlainn O Ruairc, king of East Brefne, died. (Lochlainn h. Ruairc ri Brefne toir mortuus est.)
U1446.6 - A night incursion was made on Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir in Muinter-Peodachain by the sons of Mac Gilla-Finnein, and the wife of Toirdelbach, namely, the daughter of Tighernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, was burned therein and Colla, son of Cu-Connacht, son of John, son of Cu-Connacht Mag Uidhir, was slain therein... And some of the Gilla-Finnein tribe were hung by Toirdelbach through that.
U1446.7 - Feidhlimidh, son of John Ua Ruairc, was slain by the sons of Lochlann Ua Ruairc.
C1449.2 - Donnchad son of Tigernan Oc O Ruairc, king of Brefne, died.
U1449.2 - Donchadh, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, died this year.
U1452.10 - Aedh, son of Aedh the Little, son of Aedh, son of Philip Mag Uidhir of the battle- axe, was slain in the castle of Ua Ruairc, namely, of Tigernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc, by Brian, son of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, on the 6th of the Ides 8th of April.
U1457.3 - Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, namely, one that was to be king of Fir-Manach, and his sons went with a large host into the Breifne of Ua Ruairc. Ua Ruairc got information thereof before the arrival of them and put his flocks and herds into a keep. Philip went to the town of Ua Ruairc and the town and all the territory also were burned by him. Philip and his host then turned home. O'Ruairc overtook Philip and made an attack upon him. Great rout was given by the sons of Philip on that occasion to Ua Ruairc, namely, to Tigernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc. And the son of Maghnus the Gloomy, son of Cathal Mag Uidhir the Deaf and many others that are not reckoned here were slain by them on that expedition. Philip went to his house from that expedition with victory of overthrow.
U1457.4 - Great war arose this year between Mag Uidhir, namely, king of Fir-Manach and Ua Ruairc, namely, Lochlann, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc. Mag Uidhir and Ua Ruairc appointed a meeting with each other opposite Ath-Conaill Mag Uidhir and Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, went with a few people - that is, six horsemen and three score footmen—to meet Ua Ruairc. When Ua Ruairc and the Tellach-Eathach and Tellach-Dunchadha learned that Mag Uidhir was accompanied by only a small force, they gave him a hostile meeting. When Mag Uidhir saw the deceit practised on him, he went forward to Gort-an-fedain. There a battalion of kern and a battalion of gallowglasses of the people of Ua Ruairc overtook him. Then Mag Uidhir and Brian Mag Uidhir, with the six that were on horses and the three score kern, turned on them and routed the people of Ua Ruairc spiritedly, felicitously on that occasion and
inflicted the defeat of Ath-Conaill and of the Graine-namely, a river that is between Fir-Manach and the Breifne-upon them. Mag Uidhir and his people
then, returned with spoils joyfully. And the kern of Mag Uidhir carried with them sixteen heads of the nobles of the people of Ua Ruairc to the town of Mag Uidhir and they were placed on the palisade of the court-yard of Mag Uidhir and so on.
LC1457.2 - O'Ruairc, i.e. Lochlainn, died. Mac Samhradhain, i.e. Thomas, died.
LC1457.4 - The victory of the Graine was gained by Mag Uidhir over Lochlainn, the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, i.e. O'Ruairc.
U1458.3 - Ua Ruairc, namely, Lochlainn, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, that is, joint-king of the Breifne, died this year, after spending his whole life-time in
U1458.4 - A great hosting was made by Ua Neill, namely, Henry and by Ua Domnaill and by Mag Uidhir into Connacht and he carried off the
hostages of the Lower northern part of Connacht with him on that expedition. And he burned the town of Ua Ruairc, namely, Druim-da-thigher, and
U1459.4 - Ua Cuirnin died this year: that is, Maghnus Ua Cuirnin, namely, ollam of Ua Ruairc, to wit, a professor of history.
U1459.6 - The spoils of Cenel-Duachain (otherwise, Cenel-Luachain) were carried off by Brian, son of Philip, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir, this year.
C1460.8 - Mac Magnus of Tir Thuathail, Ruaidri son of Eogan Ruad, a well-matched spouse for that land, was killed by Conn O Domnaill and Tadc son of Tadc O Ruairc in pursuit of the preys of Tir Thuathail, after they had carried them off to Aircedglenn. The rest of the Clann Magnusa boldly and triumphantly recovered the preys in this glen.
C1463.6 - Grainne daughter of Tadc O Ruairc, wife of Mac Donncbada, died.
C1464.2 - Mac Capa and Domnall O Ruairc died of the colic.
U1464.4 - Domnall, son of Lochlann, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, died.
C1464.44 - Feidlim son of Donachad son of Tigernan Oc O Ruairc was treacherously captured by
O Ruairc, that is Domnall; and after that Aed son of Tadc son of Tigernan O Ruairc
was victoriously captured by Tigernan Oc son of Donnchad son of Tigernan [Oc O Ruairc]
C1464.49 - Feidlim O Ruairc and Aed O Ruairc were released and peace was concluded in Brefne.
U1465.7 - Treachery was done by Domnall, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, on Mac ConShnama this year: to wit, himself and his son and many of his people were slain at Mass on Sunday.
C1465.9 - Mac Con Snama and his son were treacherously killed by Domnall O Ruairc and his sons, who then took possession of his lands.
C1465.12 - Aed son of Tadc O Ruairc died.
LC1467.5 - O'Ruairc, i.e. Tighernan, the head and guardian of the race of Aedh Finn, mortuus est in hoc anno.
U1468.4 - Ua Ruairc, namely, Tigernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, died.
C1468.16 - Tigernan Oc son of Tadc O Ruairc, worthy king of the Ui Briuin and the Cath Aeda Finn, died after overcoming the world and the Devil.
C1468.17 - Domnall son of Tadc O Ruairc was made king in his stead by O Domnaill and the rest of his friends; and the posterity of Tigernan [Oc] son of Tigernan Mor son of Ualgarg rose up unjustly against him and Donnchad Losc son of Tigernan Mor was set up by themselves, the men of Carbury, and the Clann Donnchada.
C1468.19 - The Upper Macwilliam and O Conchobair Donn, each with his following of Galls and Gaels, went to the rescue of Lower Connacht. They burnt O Ruairc's residence but accomplished no more than that, returning home without having fought a battle or exacted a concession. As a result of this campaign the crops of Tirerrill, Cairbre and Luigne were poor and thankless.
C1470.8 - O Ruairc and O Domnaill raised an army to go to Croaghan to make O Ruairc king. O Raigillig, the Galls and the Tellach Dunchada met them both and the son of Aed O Raigillig and the sons of Bishop O Gallchobair were killed in the fighting and horses and men were wounded. O Domnaill and his army were turned back, and not admitted to Croaghan this time.
C1472.17 - Ualgarg son of Cathal Ballach O Ruairc was killed by the followers of Eogan son of Lochlainn O Ruairc.
C1473.12 - Donnchad son of Fergal son of Eogan son of Tigernan Mor O Ruairc was killed by his own people.
C1475.12 - O Domnaill made a circuit in Connacht and made peace between O Ruairc and O Raigillig. Thence he marched to Fenagh, where Mag Ragnaill met him and they both proceeded past Sliab Cairbre and through Mag Tethba and Moybrawne, and the Abbot of Lara was killed in their following by an arrowshot from Rathreagh. From here he passed westwards through Moybrawne and they rested and encamped that night at Cuircne of Meath, where the Dillons and the Daltons came in and made peace with him. Thence he went on to Offaly and Cairbre of Leinster, where O Conchobair [Failgi] came to meet him. On the other part came the Meath Galls, and the lands were destroyed in the fighting. Peace was afterwards made and O Domnaill returned home by way of Athlone.
C1476.2 - Tadc Oc son of Tigernan O Ruairc, an excellent prospective chieftain of Brefne, died.
U1480.18 - John Mac Gilla-Finnein, namely, son of Brian Mac Gilla-Finnein, and thirteen of the people of the sons of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir, were slain at Bealach-Ui-Mithighen on the 2nd of the Kalends of March Feb. 29 by the sons of Ua Ruairc, that is, by Tighernan and by Brian the Red, namely, sons of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc.
C1482.4 - Murchad son of Tadc son of Cathal Oc Mag Ragnaill was killed by the posterity of Art O Ruairc.
U1486.15 - Mail-Shechlainn Mac Caba junior went with the sons of Ua Ruairc, namely, with the sons of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, that is, Tighernan and Brian the Red, to aid the sons of Ir Mag Raghnaill against the sons of Mail-Shechlainn Mag Raghnaill. And Mail-Shechlainn junior was slain by the sons of Mail-Shechlainn on the Nones 7th of July and two sons of Gilla-Eoin, namely, Ruaidhri and Alun and some others were
slain with him there. And a person of the people of the sons of Ua Ruairc of good counsel in an assembly, namely, William the Black, son of Brian, son of John Mac Muiredhaigh, was slain the same day.
U1486.35 - Eogan, son of Lochlann, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, died on the 3rd of the Ides 11th of September.
U1487.6 - Brian Ua Ruairc the Red, namely, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc-to wit, the most courageous leader that
was in Lower northern Connacht at that time—was wounded with an arrow, on the 6th of the Ides 10th of March, and died of it. And by Eogan, son of Ua Ruairc, namely, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan junior, was done that slaying. Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, went, because of that slaying, against the castle of Ua Ruairc (namely, Feidhlimidh) and it was taken by him and three of the people of Ua Ruairc were slain there, around Brian, son of Cathal, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, who was slain by Godfrey, son of Aedh Ua Domnaill the Foreign, with shot of gun. And the same castle was broken down a very short time after that.
U1487.10 - Ua Ruairc, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc junior, was expelled from his country by Ua Domnaill,
namely, by Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, and driven into Fir-Manach this year.
U1487.15 - Tighernan the Black, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc junior, was slain by Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh the Red, this
U1487.16 - Tighernan Carrach, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, was slain in Muinter-Eoluis by the sons of Ruaidhri
Mac Diarmada and by the son of Mac Diarmada the Red. And Feradhach, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir senior, was slain there and Domnall, son of Donn, son of Domnall, son of Art Mag Uidhir, was slain there the same day and Domnall Gapped-tooth Mag Samradhain was taken there also and
U1487.17 - Ua Ruairc, namely, Feidhlimidh, went into his own country and peace was made by him with Ua Domnaill, namely, with Aedh the
U1487.26 - ...The same Ua Domnaill (namely, Aedh the Red) went into Magh-Luirg another time in the Harvest of this year and many houses and crops were burned by him, and the church of Druim-Conaille was burned there by Ferghal Carrach, son of Domnall, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc. And, as Ua Domnaill did not catch Ferghal Carrach himself, to deliver him up for that deed, the son of Mag Tighernain of the river Buannaid was delivered to the clergy of the church in pledge for reparation of that burning and so on.
U1488.19 - Tadhg, son of Mael-Shechlainn, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, died this year.
U1488.30 - Mail-Shechlainn, son of Mag Flanchadha, was slain this year by the sons of Tadhg, son of Cathal, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc junior.
U1488.41 - Eogan, son of Ua Ruairc, namely, son of Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan junior, son of Tighernan Mor Ua Ruairc, was slain during a truce by Eogan, son of another Ua Ruairc, namely, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Mor Ua Ruairc, this year.
U1490.25 - The wife of Ua Ruairc, namely, Mor, daughter of Eogan Ua Neill, was slain in treachery by a kern of her own people, namely, the son of Cathal Ua Ardlamaigh and himself was burned afterwards.
U1491.8 - Cathal, son of Mael-Shechlainn, son of Cathal Mag Raghnaill, was slain in the same castle (namely, the castle of Liath-druim), that is, by another son of Tadhg Mag Raghnaill and by the son of Mac Diarmata the Red and by Tomaltach, son of Tomaltach Mac Diarmata. And the castle itself was taken by them in Harvest of this year and Eogan, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, regained the same castle in the same Harvest, half for purchase and half by force.
U1492.8 - Hubert, son of Maelruanaigh, son of Concobar, son of Cathal Mag Raghnaill the Red, was slain this year, the 14th day of the month of March, in Cell-Srianain in Muinter-Eolais, by Eogan, son of Tighernach, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Mor Ua Ruairc. And the church of the same place, namely, of Cell-Srianain, was burned that day and 16 persons, both men and women and much other property were burned in it by that same Eogan.
U1493.23 - Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, went with a large host into Trian-Conghail in Harvest of this year and all Lower Connacht went with him thither, under Domnall, son of Eogan, son of Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Concobuir and under Ua Ruairc, namely, under Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc junior, and under Eogan, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc. And he went into Clann-Aedha-buidhe and into Leth-Cathail and into Oirthir and into Ui-Eathach.
U1496.38 - Tigernan, son of Cobthach, son of Art Ua Ruairc, was slain in treachery by Ferghal, son of Cathal the Freckled, son of Art Ua Ruairc and by the sons of Uaithne, son of Cathal the Freckled.
U1499.14 - Mael-Shechlainn, son of Murchadh, son of Tadhg Mag Raghnaill, was taken by Conn Carrach, son of Tadhg, son of Tigernan Ua Ruairc and by John, son of Tigernan and he was brought by them on Inis-ochta in Loch-mic-nen. And Rughraidhe, son of Toirdelbach Mag Uidhir, attacked the Lough against them and those two sons of Ua Ruairc were slain by him and the son of the Blind-eye Mag Flannchadha and his son and the son of Murchadh
were brought by him to his house. And Ua Domnaill, namely, Aedh the Red, liberated them from him and the castle of Liath-druim was given to Ua
Domnaill again by the son of Murchadh.
U1500.2 - O'Ruairc, namely, Feidhlimidh, son of Donchadh, son of Tighernan, died this year and Eogan, son of Tighernan, son of Tadhg Ua Ruairc, was made king in his place.
C1500.2 - O Ruairc, that is Feidlim, died this year.
LC1500.1 - O'Ruairc, i.e. Felim, died in hoc anno.
U1500.3 - Tadhg junior, son of Tadhg, son of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, died.
U1502.18 - Ruaidhri, son of Muircertach O'Flannagain, was slain by the descendants of Aedh O'Ruairc.
C1506.5 - Conchobar son of Ruaidri Mac Donnchada was killed by Eogan son of Tigernan O Ruairc at Ballindoon this year.
LC1506.4 - Conchobhar, the son of Ruaidhri Mac Donnchadha, was killed by Eoghan, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, in, Baile-an-dúin, this
C1508.6 - Tigernan Oc son of Eogan son of Tigernan O Ruairc was killed by Sean son of Tigernan Finn O Ruairc.
U1508.5 - The son of O'Ruairc, namely, Tigernan junior, son of Eogan, son of another Tigernan, was slain by John, son of Tigernan O'Ruairc the Fair, this
LC1508.5 - Tighernan Og, son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, was killed by John, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc.
U1512.6 - Margaret, daughter of Concobur O'Briain, queen of Lower Connacht, from the Mountain down, first and wife of O'Ruairc after—the unique woman
who, of what were in Ireland in her time, was of best fame and hospitality and housekeeping and was richest in gold and silver and in every other
valuable; died and was buried in a wooden church she built herself for the Friars Minor close by Druim-da-ethiar.
C1513.2 - Mairgrec daughter of Conchobar O Briain and wife of O Ruairc, radiant paragon of the Gaels, to whom God gave prosperity and royal state and great wealth; hearth of hospitality and maintenance, humanity and charitable entertainment for scholars and ollavs, the weak and the wretched and all, whether mighty or outcast, who stood in need thereof; one who never as long as she lived denied any man craving a boon; died after Unction and Penance and was buried in the monastery which she had herself built to the honour of God and St. Francis, namely the monastery of Creevlea.
LC1513.1 - Margaret, daughter of Conchobhar O'Briain, i.e. the wife of O'Ruairc, i.e. the best woman towards guests and exiles that had come from Brian Borumha down, died after unction and penitence.
C1519.10 - Ferceirtne O Cuirnin, an officer of Eogan O Ruairc and an eminent historian, died.
LC1519.9 - Ferceirtne O'Cuirnín, a favourite of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and head of the learning and poetry of his own tribe, mortuus est.
C1522.11 - Domnall son of Donnchad O Ruairc, an eminent gentleman in his own country, was killed by the sons of Feidlim O Ruairc.
U1522.6 - Domnall, son of Donchadh O'Ruairc, a good, noble person in his own district, was slain by the sons of Feidhlimidh O'Ruairc.
LC1522.7 - Domhnall, the son of Donachadh O'Ruairc, a most excellent gentleman in his own country, was killed by the sons of Felim O'Ruairc.
C1523.7 - Eogan son of Feidlim son of Donnchad son of Tigernan Oc O Ruairc was drowned in Loch Glenade.
LC1523.7 - Eoghan, son of Fedhlim, son of Donnchadh Og, son of Tighernan Og O'Ruairc, was drowned in the lake of Glenn-éda in hoc anno.
C1523.13 - O Donmaill, with his domestic and neighbouring allies, made an incursion into the Brefne of O Ruairc. All the men who could have formed an army to oppose him departed with their cattle and spoils into hidden and undiscoverable places, to save themselves, and left the sons of O Ruairc with but a small force and following to await the [invading] army. O Domnaill traversed the land then and burnt the countryside; and they wrought enough destruction on their opponents, who could not unite their efforts or assist each other till O Domnaill left the country. They made peace afterwards.
LC1523.13 - An expedition by O'Domhnaill, with the accord of his country and neighbours, to Breifne-Ui-Ruairc. All who were fit to march of those that were in the country before him went with their preys into secret places, and dark regions, to hide them. O'Domhnaill traversed all the country, so that
he left nothing whatever of its towns and corn fields without destroying on this occasion.
C1526.2 - Tadg son of Eogan son of Tigernan O Ruairc, destined and well qualified to be king and high-lord, was treacherously killed by the sons of Tigernan.
U1526.1 - The son of O'Ruairc, namely, Tadhg, son of Eogan, was slain in treachery by the people of his own brother.
LC1526.1 - The son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Tadhg, the son of Eoghan, was killed in treachery by his own brother's people.
C1526.12 - O Ruairc, that is Brian son of Eogan son of Tigernan, made a great hosting into Muinter Eolais, obtaining power over every region of the land and at last forcing them against their will to yield him pledges and hostages.
LC1526.12 - A hosting by Brian O'Ruairc into Muinter-Eolais, and he obtained sway over the Conmaicne and Cenel-Bibhsaigh on that occasion.
U1527.15 - Kathleen, daughter of Conn O'Neill, namely, the wife O'Raighilligh, that is, John, had at first and O'Ruairc (that is, Eogan), afterwards; a charitable, humane woman—died after Unction and after penance in this year.
C1527.17 - Caitilin daughter of Conn son of Domnall O Neill, a charitable and humane woman and married to noble husbands, first to O Raigillig and then to O Ruairc, died after Unction and Penance.
LC1527.16 - Caitilín, daughter of Conn, son of Domhnall O'Neill, a pious woman of good hospitality, who had been married to good men,
viz., to O'Raighilligh at first, and to O'Ruairc afterwards, died this year after unction and penitence.
C1528.8 - O Ruairc, Eogan son of Tigernan, chief ornament of the men of Conmaicne, famous heir of the old Fergal, a pillar of the bounty and magnificence of Western Europe, a wise openhanded very wealthy prince, a man who tamed his neighbours and maintained all stout warfare against border foes, prop of the nobility and endurance of the posterity of Aed Finn son of Fergna son of Fergus, died in the robe of St. Francis after Unction
U1528.6 - O'Ruairc, namely, Eogan, lord of the Breifne, the pillar of support of the hospitality and prowess of Lower Connacht and lion of Cenel-Fergna for
disposition and for nobleness and fitting vessel for arch-kingship of Connacht for figure, for sense, for right, for rule, died after Unction and after penance and after choice suffering.
LC1528.7 - O'Ruairc, i.e. Eoghan, son of Tighernán, lord of the Breifne, the sustaining prop of the bounty and nobility of the race of Aedh Finn, died this year in the habit of St. Francis, after unction and penitence.
C1532.6 - Eogan son of Tigernan O Ruairc, an eminent gentleman and qualified for lordship by his nobility, hospitality and accomplishments, if God had granted him life and time, was killed by the sons of O Mailmiadaig in the convent of the Friars at Dromahaire.
U1532.5 - Eoghan, son of Tigernan O'Ruairc, was slain by O'Mailmiadhaigh and by his kinsmen, in the monastery of the Friars Minor in Druim-da-shiar.
LC1532.5 - Eoghan, son of Tighernan, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, a most excellent gentleman in his own position, was slain by the sons of O'Maelmhiadhaigh in the Friar's town, in Druim-dhá-ethiar.
LC1536.8 - The monastery of Druim-dhá-eithighar was burned in the night, after all had gone to sleep, and much was destroyed in it.
LC1532.6 - The son of Mac Flannchaidh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, was slain by his own two brothers in the doorway of Mac Flannchaidh's residence; and Brian O'Ruairc destroyed much in Dartraighe through that.
C1532.7 - The son of Mac Flannchaid, Toirrdelbach, was killed by his two brothers in front of Mag Flannchaid's residence; and O Ruairc, that is Brian son of Eogan son of Tigernan, ravaged much of Dartry on that account.
C1536.10 - Feidlim son of Feidlim O Ruairc died in fetters as the prisoner of Brian O Ruairc.
LC1536.9 - Fedhlim, son of Fedhlim O'Ruairc, died whilst confined by Brian O'Ruairc, the son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan.
LC1536.14 - O'Ruairc was brought by Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, to besiege the castle of Cenn-maighe; and they demolished the place, and killed the warders, viz., Cathal, son of Cormac Og, and Ferghal, son of Brian, and all who were there besides.
C1536.14 - There was a long-protracted war between O Domnaill and he nobles of Lower Connacht, and Brian O Ruairc alone was got assisting either side. O Domnaill brought together an immense expeditionary force to one place, including Mag Uidir, O Neill's son, namely Niall Oc son of Art, and Aed son of Maelmorda O Raigillig with the levies of O Raigillig. And all O Domnaill's sons except Magnus, who was at variance with his father, came to join the forces of O Domnaill, and the Clann Suibne and O Baigill came likewise. This well-sped, well-liking host moved out from Ballyshannon towards
the end of the day and rested in camp between the Duff and the Drowes; and after they had eaten their meal they posted men to keep watch and ward over the army, for fear the camp might be attacked by the O'Connors, who were assembled to oppose them at Sligo and promising to fight O Domnaill.
LC1536.16 - A long, lasting, war between O'Domhnaill and the chiefs of Lower Connacht, except Brian O'Ruairc alone, who gave his assistance
to neither of them this time.
C1536.23 - An expedition was made by O Conchobair of Sligo, O Ruairc, and the son of Cathal Oc O Conchobair, at the request of Mac Diarmata and the sons of Tadc Mac Diarmata, against Toirrdelbach Ruad son of Tadc Buide. They devastated the church and lay properties of the Cloonties and thence proceeded into the Tuatha, where the Muinter Ainlidhe gave them hostages and [so] were not destroyed by them. After this they went among the Ui Maine and destroyed all who were the friends of O Conchobair, except such as O Ruairc protected (for O Ruairc had not gone on that expedition to commit devastation, but to see if he could make peace between Mac Diarmata and his kinsmen and O Conchobair Ruad). This army took Turrock Castle and demolished it; and Donnchad son of Emann O Cellaig came to them as a hostage, for fear of his own territory being devastated. The army turned back, having accomplished the purpose of their expedition just as they wished, and those hostages were taken to Sligo, to wit the son of O hAinlidhe and the son of O Cellaig, and they carried with them the ornamented door of Turrock [castle] to Sligo.
LC1536.20 - A hosting by O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and by O'Ruairc, and by the son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair at the instance of Mac Diarmada and the sons of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, against Toirdhelbhach Ruadh, into the Tuatha; and Muinter-Ainlighe gave them hostages, on condition of not being injured by them both in church and territory. And they went from thence to the Mainechs and plundered every one of them who was the friend of O'Conchobhair except those whom the son of O'Ruairc met for it was not to injure any one he went, but to see if he could make peace between Mac Diarmada, with his kinsmen, and Ruadh, with his allies. This army takes the castle of the Turrac, and demolishes it. Donnchadh, the son of Edmond O'Cellaigh comes to
them as a hostage, for fear his own country would be destroyed. This army proceeds, after accomplishing their expedition as they liked, and those hostages are taken to Sligech, viz., the son of O'hAinlighe, and the son of O'Cellaigh; and they carry with them the speckled door of the castle which they had taken, in order to put it to the castle of Sligech.
C1536.25 - Brian son of Eogan son of Tigernan was proclaimed O Ruairc.
LC1536.22 - Brian, the son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan was proclaimed the O'Ruairc.
C1536.26 - Castlecarr [Caislen an Chairthi] was taken and razed by O Ruairc this year.
LC1536.23 - Caislen-an-cairthe was demolished this year by O'Ruairc.
U1536.8 - The monastery of the Friars of the town of O'Ruairc was burned and two friars, namely, Ereman Ua Domnaill and Mael-Sechlainn Mag Samradhain, were burned in it and much damage to the whole country was done in it.
U1536.22 - Feidhlimidh, son of Feidhlimidh O'Ruairc, died in captivity in the town of Brian O'Ruairc this year.
U1536.23 - Donchadh, son of Tighernan, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc and Tighernan, son of Tadhg, son of the same Eoghan, and John, son of Conn, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc the Fair, were slain in treachery by Domnall the Red, son of Donchadh, son of Donchadh O'Ruairc.
U1536.25 - Brian O'Ruairc was proclaimed O'Ruairc a very short time before Christmas this year.
C1540.5 - Leitrim Castle was built this year by O Ruairc, that is Brian, in spite of those who were making war on him on all sides, namely Moylurg,
both [lordships of] Muinter Eolais and O Raigillig; his own son Conn with a large party of the men of Brefne was also fighting against him. But, situated thus, he built the castle very quickly and committed great destruction in Moylurg in this war.
LC1540.4 - The castle of Liath-truim was erected this year by O'Ruairc, i.e. by Brian, the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, although great wars were waged against him on all sides, viz., from Mag-Luirg, and from Muinter-Eolais, and from Breifne-O'Raighilligh; and his own son, and some of the men of Breifne, were at war with him also. And he built the castle in a very short time, and destroyed much throughout Magh-Luirg, and against the militants, et cetera.
LC1540.9 - Another hosting by O'Domhnaill the same year, with the son of O'Neill, i.e. Niall, the son of Art Og, tanist of Tir-Eoghain, and with Mac Domhnaill of Alba, i.e. Colla the son of Alexander, accompanied by a great many Albanachs; and he went at first into Feara-Manach, and destroyed much
in the country; and he afterwards received pledges of submission to him. And he proceeded through Breifne O'Ruairc and on to Corr-sliabh; and he encamped in the Corr-sliabh, until he cut down the Bealach-buidhe; and the Clann-Maelruanaidh came to him afterwards, and gave him hostages for the
observance of his own conditions from thenceforth. And he afterwards returned safely, without injury.
LC1540.17 - Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Maghnus Mac Diarmada Ruadh, was drowned in the Banna, whilst on a hosting along with O'Ruairc.
LC1540.18 - A school invitation was given by Ruaidhri, son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and by his wedded wife, i.e. Mac William's daughter,
i.e. Sadhbh Burk, daughter of Rickard Og, the best woman of her own kindred, or of any other family of her time, (and she had not the palm from Ruaidhri), for distributing various gifts to poets and ollamhs and men of all other arts. And at this invitation Mac Diarmada came, i.e. Aedh, son of Cormac Mac Diarmada; and O'Birn, i.e. Tadhg son of Cairbre; and O'Flannagain, i.e. Edmond son of William; and Mac Diarmada Ruadh i.e. Cathal, son of Maghnus; and the sons of Brian, son of Maghnus. The descendants of Conchobhar, son of Ruaidhri Buidhe came there, viz., Ferghal son of Conchobhar, and the sons of Donnchadh Dubh, son of Conchobhar (viz., Ruaidhri Buidhe, and Maelechlainn Donn, and Maghnus Caech). The sons of Conchobhar Og, son of Muirchertach, viz., Tadhg, and Ferghal, and Brian, came there. Aedh and Diarmaid, the sons of Cathal, son of Aedh, came there. Brian Caech and Art, the sons of Ruaidhri Glas, son of Brian Caech, came. The sons of William O'Maelenaigh, came, viz., the Gilla-dubh and Diarmaid, Tadhg and Maurice. Tomaltach, son of Aedh, son of Conchobhar, came there. The lord of Airtech came there, i.e. Cathal, the son of Tadhg Og Mac Diarmada Gall, accompanied by the chiefs of Airtech. There came Conn, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and Tomaltach, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, and Ruaidhri-na-dTolán Mac Diarmada, and the sons of Cathal Mac Diarmada and many more that cannot be mentioned; for the poets and ollaves of Erinn came to the seat of the hospitality and generosity of the province of Connacht, i.e. to the Rock of the smooth flowing Loch-Cé. And every one of them obtained the desire of his own mind and nature, according to his dignity and learning, on that illustrious, honourable festival, i.e. at Christmas. And let every one who reads this give a blessing on the souls of
the humane couple we have mentioned above.
LC1540.19 - Conn, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, was killed in treachery by the sons of Mac Maghnusa of Tir-Tuathail, at the instigation of his own father, in Tamhnagh-bó-chaich, et cetera.
C1541.6 - The eastern crannog on Loch Glenna Dallain was taken by the sons of Domnall son of Donnchad O Ruairc from Donnchad son of Donnchad O Ruairc, and shortly afterwards the sons of Donnchad O Ruairc, namely Domnall and Fer gan Ainm, attacked the crannog and set it on fire without being discovered. But [as they left] they were noticed and the sons of Domnall pursued and caught up with them; Fer gan Ainm son of Donnchad was killed and drowned and Domnall was captured and afterwards hanged by the sons of Domnall O Ruairc.
LC1541.7 - The eastern crannóg on the lake of Glenn-Alláin was captured by the sons of Domhnall, son of Donnchadh O'Ruairc, against Donnchadh, son of Donnchadh O'Ruairc. And in a short time afterwards the sons of Donnchadh, viz., Domhnall and Fer-gan-ainm, made an attack on the crannóg, and secretly burned the place. And they are observed, and pursued into the lake; and the sons of Domhnall O'Ruairc overtake them. Fer-gan-ainm, the son of Donnchadh, is slain; and Domhnall is taken prisoner there, and is afterwards hanged by the sons of Domhnall O'Ruairc.
C1542.8 - O Domnaill and O Ruairc, that is Brian son of Eogan, made an expedition into the Route. On the brink of the Bann they divided their army into two or three parts and in this manner they crossed over the shallow places of the river, though Mac Uigilin with a great body of English was waiting for them on the other side. However, at great risk O Domnaill and O Ruairc crossed the Bann, disregarding Mac Uigilin and the English and the danger of drowning which they incurred; and they sent out two or three raiding-parties, one to the east, between their present position (?) and Knocklayd, and another along the Bann southwards. Great preys and much booty fell into their hands on all sides, and especially O Ruairc, Calbach O Domnaill and O
Cathain obtained such immense booty and such a quantity of cattle that each of their armies encamped separately that night with its preys, and next day O Domnaill and O Ruairc decided to slaughter the greater part of them. Then Mac Uigilin came to O Domnaill and O Ruairc and bought them off with large numbers of horses and Cows, after which they made peace. O Domnaill with his army crossed the Bann in safety; but O Ruairc did not consider his own crossing as an unscathed withdrawal, since a noble horseman of his following was drowned in the Bann, namely Tadc son of Brian son of Magnus Mac Diarmata Ruaid, a humane and handsome man, who had the best acquaintance and understanding in the arts of any of his years and in his time among the posterity of Diarmait Dall.
LC1542.9 - Another hosting by O'Domhnaill, and by the Calbhach O'Domhnaill, and by O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc; and all these went against Mac Uibhilín. The army was divided into two or three parts in front of the Banna. Mac Uibhilín, with a great number of men, was on the other side of the Banna; but nevertheless, O'Domhnaill and O'Ruairc go across the river in spite of them. Tadhg, the son of Brian, son of Maghnus Mac Diarmada Ruadh, i.e. the most famous, eminent, man of his age, of his own tribe, and of many more, in goodness and in prowess, was drowned there. It is not possible to calculate or enumerate all the preys and spoils that O'Domhnaill and his army obtained throughout the entire country, after destroying much that cannot be reckoned. Mac Uibhilín came to meet O'Domhnaill, and gave him his own award of horses, and armour, and cows; and they forthwith concluded peace; and O'Domhnaill returned, after gaining triumph on that occasion.
LC1545.3 - A hosting by O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, the son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan, until he reached Dun-mór-Mic-Feorais; and he burned the town until he received hostages; and he brought with him the hostages of Mac David of Clann-Connmhaigh, and of all the Mainechs, on this occasion.
LC1546.3 - Treachery was practised by the sons of Alexander Mac Cage against O'Ruairc, in his own town, i.e. the Baile-núa. This treachery
recoiled upon themselves, and they were both slain, viz., John and Maelsechlainn.
LC1546.4 - The same O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, went on a scouting party to Sligech; and the son of O'Raighilligh, i.e. Toirdhelbhach, the son of Ferghal O'Raighilligh, was killed on this scouting party by the warders of Sligech.
LC1548.2 - Loch-na-cuanfadha was occupied, and the country plundered, by O'Ruairc and MacDiarmada, the same month.
LC1552.9 - Tadhg, the son of Tadhg son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, was slain in treachery in Bothach-Ui-Fhialain, by the Davine, son of Lochlainn.
LC1556.1 - O'Conchobhair Donn, i.e. Diarmaid, the son of Cairbre, and Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, and Tomaltach Mac Diarmada, and Brian, son of Mac Diarmada, went with a great army upon the Pobal-caech, and all the depredations and burning they committed, and the spoils they brought with them, cannot be reckoned.
LC1556.2 - The same assemblage went against O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and brought great preys from Mullach-thuir, and from Glenn-buidhe; and they entirely burned the Breifne.
LC1560.1 - Tadhg, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan, son of Tighernan O'Ruairc, was drowned on Loch-an-chlochair: i.e. the man of his age of greatest prowess, dignity, bounty and nobility, of the race of Tighernan for a long time previously, and the intended king of Ui-Briuin without dispute, if his life was long.
C1562.1 - First of January on Thursday. One thousand five hundred three score and two years was the age of the Lord when there died that tree of victory, that thicket of shelter, that fruitful branch, that hand which governed and supported the children of Conn Cetchathach, namely Brian son of Eogan son of Tigernan son of Tadc son of Tigernan Mor O Ruairc, the man who most compelled the neighbouring territories to yield him rents and tributes, who offered the best hospitality and the greatest gifts to musicians and entertainers and men of art, who of all the seed of Adam bought most poems and
earned most praise, who had the greatest number of Irish gentlemen and nobles in receipt of payment and wages from him, and who acquired the most charter-land and sword-land on every side. This was the man who bought more wine than any other man in Ireland, and drank it without stay or stint, the best man in the land. The one to be most honourably remembered for his famous achievements, who was never beaten in fight or fray, who broke through every gap and every pass in spite of his enemies, who possessed the most gold and silver and wealth, horns and cups and goblets, arms
and armour and ordnance, flocks and herds and goodly cattle; for, as the proverb says, he who scatters gathers.
There are fifty and twelve years
And one thousand and five hundred
From the coming of Christ in Bethlehem
To the taking of Brian from the Brefnians.
LC1567.3 Mac Diarmada, i.e. Ruaidhri, the son of Tadhg Mac Diarmada, was taken prisoner by Muinter-Flannagain; (and some say that it was during peace this act was done). Muinter-Flannagain transferred him to O'Conchobhair Ruadh, and O'Conchobhair sent him to Murchadh, son of Tadhg, son of Domhnall O'Ferghail, to be detained. These acts were not endured by Mac Diarmada, i.e. by Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada: i.e. he began to disturb and confound his enemies, and boldly to plunder his adversaries, on account of his father, so that he preyed and burned Muinter-Flannagain entirely, and the Cluainte altogether; for he left neither a corn-field without cutting, nor a house without burning, on Sliabh-Bádhna, or on either side of it.
LC1567.4 - After the destruction and pillage of these districts and septs, by the son of Mac Diarmada, he brought the son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, with him against Clann-Amhlaibh. The entire country was burned and plundered by them; and Cathal, the son of Tadhg,
son of Domhnall O'Ferghail, was killed by him, and the grandson of O'Ferghail Buidhe, and many more along with them. They returned with triumph.
LC1567.5 - In the course of a short time after that O'Raighilligh, i.e. Aedh, the son of Maelmordha O'Raighilligh, came on an expedition against O'Birn, to Ui-Briuin-na-Sinna. He plundered and burned the country; and they killed a number of his people.
LC1567.6 - Brian, the son of O'Ruairc and Brian son of Mac Diarmada, overtook him in pursuit, and followed him as far as Móin-lesc. His preys were there taken from O'Raighilligh; and one hundred horses were taken along with them, and a large number of his men.
LC1569.1 - Enormous, splendid, depredations were committed by O'Ruairc, i.e. Maghnus, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, and by Mag Uidhir, i.e. Cuchonnacht Og, son of Cuchonnacht, upon Mac Diarmada, i.e. Toirdelbhach Mac Diarmada, when they carried off five thousand cows, with a
proportionate quantity of horses, and of all other kinds of spoil, so that all Connacht and Magh-Luirg were injured, and greatly disturbed, by this depredation, through the number of ploughmen, great farmers, and servants that were slain. Other great depredations were committed by Mac Diarmada upon O'Ruairc in like manner. Numerous injuries were committed this year in Erinn, and particularly in Connacht.
LC1577.2 - O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and Brian Mac Diarmada, went to meet Captain Malbie, the lord of Connacht on the part of the Foreigners, on their finding him in Ros-Comain; and the captain welcomed them both; and they asked him for an army to take Bun-Drobhais from O'Domhnaill. They left the army to be assembled after them. O'Conchobhair went to his own place, and left Brian for the purpose of drawing the army to him. After his army had been mustered by the captain, moreover, he advanced the first day until he reached Cuil-Cesra, in front of Buill, and went on the morrow across Corr-sliabh, northwards, until he reached Baile-an-mhúta. O'Conchobhair Sligigh, and Mac William Burk, came to them then, and all the nobles of Connacht, except O'Ruairc alone, and his kindred. They afterwards proceeded on to Bun-Drobhais. The place was captured by them without delay. The son of Cathal Clerech was killed with one cast of a spear by O'Domhnaill's son, i.e. Aedh Og, son of Aedh Dubh O'Domhnaill. Eight of the Saxons were wounded and slain about that place; and the captain left the place to O'Conchobhair on that occasion.
LC1577.7 - A fortified camp was established by O'Domhnaill against Bun-Drobhais. O'Conchobhair Sligigh brought the captain of the province of Connacht, together with a large army of Foreigners and Gaeidhel, such as the Síl-Conchobhair, the Clann-Maelruanaidh, and Síl-Cellaigh. All
these came to the monastery of the Buill, in front of Corr-sliabh. They went down across the mountain, on the morrow, and Cuil-Deghaidh was taken by
them. From thence they went to Baile-an-tochir, and they took it likewise. They proceeded from thence to Bun-Drobhais, and they remained four days and
feasting there, after the expulsion of O'Domhnaill. They returned to Sligech afterwards, and arranged with O'Ruairc. They plundered some of Clann-Diarmada Ruadh of the Coillte, when returning. They came after this to Magh-Luirg. Baile-na-huama was given as a loan to the captain, by Brian Mac Diarmada. The captain left it to John Odhar Mac Neill, for the purpose of warring against Albanachs.
LC1578.7 - Liatruim of Muinter-Eolais was taken by Saxons against Brian, the son of Brian O'Ruairc; and fifteen men were killed in it; and a great quantity of all kinds of spoil was taken out of it. The son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, went to meet the Justiciary; and he made peace with the Foreigners, and obtained his town, i.e. Liatruim.
LC1579.9 - The Bishop O'hElidhe, i.e. the paragon of learning and piety of the whole world, and the son of O'Ruairc, i.e. Connbrathar, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, came from the east, after their education and tour. The Justiciary of Erinn apprehended them; and they were both hanged, to the profanation of God and men. And that was a pitiful deed, i.e. to put an honourable, most pious bishop, and a friar minor of noble blood, to death in an unbecoming manner. But God performed a plain, manifest miracle on the Justiciary; i.e. a burning attacked his head the day these two were hanged, and this burning did not leave him until he died of it in the course of a short time.
LC1580.7 - Great injuries were committed by Brian O'Ruairc on Magh-Luirg; and Brian Mac Diarmada committed the like on O'Ruairc's lordship.
Richard-an-iarainn was proclaimed Mac William.
LC1581.11 - The Calbhach, son of Domhnall, son of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, the undisputed heir of Sligech and Lower Connacht, died the Friday between the two Easters of this year; and the death of this only son of Domhnall O'Conchobhair, and of Mor, daughter of O'Ruairc, is one of the great woes of Erinn. ...
LC1581.19 - O'Ruairc's new town, and Druim-dhá-eithiar, i.e. O'Ruairc's usual residence, were broken down at the same time by O'Ruairc himself, for fear the Saxons would occupy them.
LC1581.24 - The sheriff of the county of Sligo, i.e. Brian, the son of Tadhg, son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, went upon an expedition to Breifne-Ui-Ruairc, and Irishmen, and a number of Saxons went with him. The Saxons brought a great prey with them; and the Gaeidhel were caught in the rear of the Foreigners; and the Gaeidhel were routed, and a great many of them were killed.
LC1581.26 - A great army was sent to Lower Connacht by the governor of the province of Connacht, i.e. Captain Malbie, to take part in the war between the North and O'Ruairc; and the best in this army were the two sons of Domhnall Ballagh Mac Domhnaill, of the Albanachs, and Thomas Odis, an eminent captain of the Saxons, and William Clifford, and Captain Morna, and the sheriff of the county of Sligech, i.e. Brian, the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc. And there were five or six hundred Albanachs with the sons of Domhnall Ballagh Mac Domhnall. And all Saxons that were along with these captains went into the
county of Sligech. O'Conchobhair Sligigh spread them over the county. Soon after that Sligigh entreated all the Saxon captains that were there to join
him. The chieftains and nobles of all Lower Connacht, along with O'Conchobhair Sligigh and those Saxons, attacked the Albanachs, and the sons of Domhnall Ballagh; and Alasdar, the son of Domhnall Ballagh Mac Domhnaill, i.e., the most hopefully regarded and bravely distinguished son of an Albanach that had come into Connacht for a long time, was killed there at Bun-an-fedáin, by O'Conchobhair Sligigh and the Saxons, in revenge of Cathal Og O'Conchobhair, and in revenge of the persons slain along with him a short time before that. In fine, one or two hundred of the Albanachs, and
more, were slain in that defeat, wherever they were throughout the county. And Domhnall Conn, son of Domhnall Ballagh, escaped from this destruction.
And the quantity of horses taken there, and of coats of mail, arms, and ordnance, and of all other spoils besides, cannot be calculated or over-reckoned. And though some say that this deed was not right, it cannot be said that O'Conchobhair was not justified in his own share of it, for his anger against them had not cooled since the fall of his brother, and his constable, and his good men, by them before that; and there was neither peace nor promise between them afterwards; for it was on the Wednesday before Dardain-álainn of Corpus Christi that Cathal Og fell, with those who were along with him; and between Christmas and Brigid's festival the Albanachs, and the son of Domhnall Ballagh, were slain; although they were not an eric for each other.
LC1582.8 - O'Ruairc committed depredation upon Muinter-Airt, and exacted hostages from them. Another depredation was committed by the sheriff O'Ruairc, and by the Saxons along with him, upon the sons of Mac Tighernain of the Breifne, at Loch-Roda; and their women were borne off captives from
LC1582.23 - Dubhrath was begun by Brian, son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc.
LC1584.8 -A great depredation was committed by Aedh Ruadh, the son of O'Domhnaill, and by O'Gallchubhair, on the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, in Cnoc-na-gaithe.
LC1584.19 - A hosting by Richard Bingham, i.e., by that lord of the province of Connacht, to Lower Connacht, on which occasion he exacted hostages from
O'Ruairc, and took Baile-in-mhúta, and plundered the Corann, and carried off Cathal Og, son of Cathal Dubh Mac Donnchadha, as a hostage, after all that was destroyed in Corann; and the lord over Corann at that time was Aedh, son of Cairbre Mac Donnchadha.
LC1584.21 - These are the lords of Connacht in this year; viz., Donnchadh, son of Conchobhar, son of Donnchadh, is Earl over Tuadh-Mumha; and Ulick, son of Rickard Saxanach, is Earl over Clann-Rickard; and Aedh, son of Donnchadh O'Cellaigh, over Tir-Maine; Hubert Buidhe, son of William, son of Thomas, over the Clann-Connmaigh; Diarmaid, son of Cairbre O'Conchobhair, over the Clann-Toirdhelbhaigh; Tadhg Og, son, of Tadhg Buidhe, over the descendants of Felim's son; Brian, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmada, over Magh-Luirg; Brian, son of Brian O'Ruairc, over the Breifne; Domhnall, son
of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og, over Lower Connacht; and Richard, son of Oliver Burk, over the territory of Clann-William. And it is impossible to count, or
reckon, or relate, all the injuries and oppressions the Foreigners committed upon these men. The Fer-dorcha, son of Maurice, is over Tir-Ailella; Aedh,
son of Cairbre, over the Corann; Cormac O'hEghra over Luighne-Buidhe; Ferghal Carragh over Luighne-Riabhach; Edmond O'Dubhda over Tir-Fiachrach-Muaidhe. Those are the lords of the province at this time.
LC1585.1 - The son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, i.e. Brian, and some of the Clann-Sithigh whom he had retained, went on a foray against Mag Flannchaidh; and they captured great preys, on Stephen's festival. Mag Flannchaidh, and the son of O'Ruairc, i.e., Tighernan, son of Brian O'Ruairc, overtook them; and they attacked each other; and Maghnus Og Mac Dubhain was killed in the beginning of that attack. The men of Breifne and Dartrai came up with them after that, and attacked the band; and a victory was gained over the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, and over his people; and Eoghan Mac Sithigh, son of Toirdhelbhach, son of Edmond Mac Sithigh, was killed, and two score along with him, on that field. The son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, and Maghnus Og O'Curnin, were captured, and placed in irons on Loch-na-cula; and the sons of Tighernan wickedly slew them. And on Magh-Oilches this defeat was given.
LC1585.6 - Gormlaith daughter of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, died a fortnight before May-day; and she was one of the best lamented women of Erinn.
LC1587.22 - Cedach, son of Toirdhelbhach O'Ruairc, and Mathghamhain Mac Caba, and three or four along with them, were slain whilst in the company of Domhnall O' Ruairc, by the sons of Brian, the son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, viz., Tighernan and Domhnall: and at Rath-Giain this killing was done; and the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, i.e., Domhnall, escaped by running, and with difficulty.
LC1589.8 - The Corann and Tir-Oilella were plundered by the sons of O'Ruairc, viz., Eoghan and Brian Og. Tir-Fiachrach was plundered by O'Ruairc himself, from Iascagh eastwards. The son of O'Ruairc, i.e., Eoghan, went to Machaire-Connacht, until he went to Cill-Toltog, and the sons of O'Conchobhair Ruadh along with him; and they took no prey, for want of cavalry. And they turned back until they came to Bothar-Sendomhnaigh. The sheriff of the county, i.e., Richard Mapother, and the Clann-Dubhgaill, and a band of soldiers, came up with them then. These two bodies went into array against one another, and the Saxons were routed; and this rout continued to Caisel-Miadhachain; and their drums and standard were taken from them; and a countless, indescribable, number of the Saxons' people were lost in that fierce, mutual, conflict. Baile-an-doire, and Liath-truim, and Cluain-Muire, and Baile-na-ngiolla were burned by them.
LC1589.13 - Ailenora, the Earl of Des-Mumha's daughter, died; (the wife of O'Ruairc, i.e., of Brian, son of Brian O'Ruairc).
LC1589.14 - The person who was governor from the queen over the province of Connacht this time was Sir Richard Bingham, and all of the Clann-William whom he did not hang, he set at war with the queen; and the Clann-Domhnaill in like manner; and he set the posterity of Toirdhelbhach Donn O'Conchobhair, and the posterity of Aedh, son of Felim, and Muinter-Flannagain, and O'Ruairc, and Mac Flannchaidh, and the posterity of Eoghan Mac
Diarmada, at war with himself and the queen. And he made a bare, polished, garment of the province of Connacht. (And he drove the posterity of Brian
Laighnech, and Muinter-Airt, into that war - all of them that he did not hang)...
LC1589.15 - William Taith, and twenty-five soldiers, and five horsemen, went to the Bealach-buidhe on the Corr-sliabh. The son of O'Ruairc, and the posterity of Eoghan Mac Diarmada, and some of the Clann-Donnchaidh, were before them on the pass, with two or three hundred persons; and they rose up against the Foreigners, and routed them; and twenty-four were then slain, and ten horses and three barrels of wine were taken from them; and William
LC1589.17 - Master Strange, and the primate of Ard-Macha, and Justice Dillon, went to Ath-Cille-Sranain, on the part of the Justiciary, to make peace with the son of O'Ruairc; and they cordially concluded peace with each other.
LC1589.48 - Eoghan, son of Brian, son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc, the best man of his years that had come of the race of Aedh Finn for a long time, died the third day of Christmas.
LC1590.13 - The son of O'Ruairc went on an expedition into Corann, and took a prey. George Bingham and Hugh Mus overtook them in pursuit. They turned upon the pursuers, and killed thirty of them; and Hugh Mus was wounded.
LC1590.15 - An immense army was sent by the governor against O'Ruairc, to Muinter-Eolais, in the beginning of March; and they captured ten hundred cows. And they were that night in Maethail; and they went to Liatruim on the morrow, and were two nights there. From thence they went to Fidhnacha,
and they were three nights there; from thence to Druim-Oiriallaigh, and they were four nights there. And they brought with them the pledges of Cenel-Luachain and Tellach-Choncho, and burned the greater part of the country. Captain Grain was wounded, and two or three of his people were killed; and four of O'Ruairc's people fell by him in that conflict. Pledges from the comarb of Fidhnacha, and pledges from the comarb of Druim-Oiriallaigh, and nine pledges from Muinter-Eolais, both church and territory, came with the Saxons on that occasion. The Breifne was burned on that hosting.
LC1590.17 - Saxon warders were placed in O'Birn's town; and he himself was plundered. All Magh-Luirg, and Airtech, were injured by those armies. And
they turned back; and two or three hundred of them remained to take part in the war against O'Ruairc; and the son of Tadhg O'Ruairc, and the son of Aedh
Galldha O'Ruairc, were assisting them against O'Ruairc. O'Ruairc's encampment was in Dartraighe; and this O'Ruairc was Brian, the son of Brian, son of Eoghan O'Ruairc.
LC1590.20 - A Saxon army went to Dartraighe. O'Ruairc and Mac Flannchaidh were in a fortified camp in the district before them. And when Mag Flannchaidh was leaving O'Ruairc's camp, his enemies encountered him, viz., Maelsechlainn Mag Flannchaidh, and another part of the army under
Mag Flannchaidh. And they killed him, and eight persons along with him; and his head was sent to Ath-Luain.
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