878 A.D. - 1260 A.D.

      [AU] Annals of Ulster
      [AT] Annals of Tigernach
      [AI] Annals of Innishfallen
      [AM] Annals of the Four Masters


         These listings from the Annals of Ireland include
         references to all three branches of the descendants
         of Aedh Finnlaith, i.e., the Mac Lochlainns and the
         the Ua Neills, both of whom descend from Nial Glundubh;
         and Clan Domnall, who descend from his brother, Domhnall.
         Also mentioned are several outside families who held for
         a time the kingship of Ailech or Tuloch-og.
           The first listing for the McLaughlins occurs in the
         year 1051.
 
           Aedh Finnleith
           +879
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  Nial Glundubh                                 Domnall 
  +919                                          +915
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  Muirchertach   Conaing  Maelciaran          Conchobhar          Flaithbheartach Donnchadh   Flann   Fearghal
 'of the leather cloaks'                       |                   |              +906        +938  
 +943                                          |                   |               |           |                                                  
   |_________________________________          |_____________      |               |           |__________________
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  Domnall  Flaithbertach  Murchadh  Flann     Flaithbertach Conn  Murchadh        Dubhgahll   Muireadhach        Mael Ruanaidh
  'of Armagh'                                                                      |           |                  |
   |________________________________                                              +978        +980               +940
   |       |          |             |                                              |           |                  |
  Aedh    Muirdach   Fearghal      Muirchertach                                   Aedh        Coscrach           Mael Shechlainn
  +1004  (B.502)     980            |                                             +993        +1010              +996              
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          Lochlan                  Flaithbertach an Trostain                       Lochlainn    Niall     Ardgar    Archu
         (B.502)                   +1036                                           +1023        1061      1019      1019
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           |                     |         |            |                   |               |             |          |                            
         Ardgar MacLochlainn    Muirdach  Domnall      Aedh Athlaman       Nial            Domnall       Aedh       Donnchadh
         +1064                  1046      +1027        +1033               (B.502)         +1068         1068       +1083
           |                                            |                   |                             |                                                                                    
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         Domnall Ua Lochlainn                          Domnall an Trogdam  Aedh                                                                                         
         +1121                                          |                  (B.502)                        |
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         Nial Ua Lochlainn                             Flaithbertach Ua Neill                            Ardgar Ua Maelsechlainn
         +1119                                          |                                                +1124
           |                                            |
         Muirchertach  Ua Lochlainn                    Conchobhar na Fiodhgha Ua Neill
         +1166                                          |
           |_________________________________           |                                                                                        
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         Muirchertach Ua Lochlainn   Conor  Nial       Tadgh an Glinne Ua Neill
         +1196                       +1170  1167        |    
           |                          |                 |
           |                          |                 |                                     
         Domnall MacLochlainn        Conor 'the       Muirchertach Ua Neill
         +1241 Battle of Caim        little' +1201    +1160            
           |   Eirge                                    |
           |                                            |
         Aedh MacLochlainn                             Aedh Ua Neill 'the lazy youth'
           |                                           +1188 
           |                                            |___________________
           |                                            |                   |
         Diarmat gal oglach MacLochlainn               Niall Ruaidh        Aedh Dubh Ua Neill
         +1260  Battle of Druim-Dearg                   |                  +1230 
                                                        |
                                                       Brian Ua Neill
                                                       of Catha in Duin
                                                       +1260 Battle of Druim-dearg

                                                 
                                                                                                          
878  [AU]  Aedh Finnlaith, son of Niall Caille, King of Temair, 'fell 
     asleep' in Druim-Inasclaind in the territory of Conailli, on the
     12th of the Kalends of December.

          On the twelfth of the musical Kalends
          of December, fierce its tempests,
          Died the noblest of princes,
          Aedh of Ailech, chief King of the Gaedhil.

          A steady, manly man,
          Of whom territorial Teman was full;
          A shield against hidden dangers,
          Of the stout stock of Mildidh's sons.

879  [AU]  Ualgarg son of Flaithbertach, royal-heir of the North, died.

882  [AU]  Oenghus, son of Maelduin, royal heir of the North, was
           beheaded by the Dal-Araidhe.

887  [AU]  A hosting by Domnall, son of Aedh, with the men of the North
           of Ireland, and with Foreigners, to the Ui-Neill of the
           South.

904  [AU]  A challenge of battle between two sons of Aedh, viz., Domnall
           and Niall; but it was prevented through the intercession
           of the Cinel-Eoghain.

905  [AU]  Flann son of Domnall, royal-heir of the North, died.

907  [AU]  A hosting by the Cinel-Eoghain, i.e., by Domnall son of Aedh,
           and by Niall son of Aedh, when Tlachtgha was burned by them.

909  [AU]  Aedh son of Maelpatraic, King of Ui-Fiachrach, was slain by
           Niall son of Aedh.

910  [AU]  Domnall, son of Aedh, assumed the pilgrim's staff.

911  [AU]  Cernachan son of Duilgen, royal-heir of Airtherea, was put to                                             
           death 'in lacu creudeli,' by Niiall, son of Aedh.

912  [AU]  A hosting by Niall, son of Aedh, to Connaught; and he
           gained a battle over the warriors of the North of Connaught,
           viz., over the Ui-Amalgaidh, and the men of Umhall, who
           lost great numbers between slain and prisoners, including
           Maelchuiche, son of Conchobar.

913  [AU]  A hosting by Niall, son of Aedh, into Dal-Araidhe, in the
           month of June.  Loingsech Ua Lethlabhair, King of Dal-Araidhe,
           met them at Fregabal, when he was defeated, and lost his
           brother out of his army, i.e., Flathrra Ua Lethlabhair.  
           Aedh son of Eochacan, King of the Province, and Loingsech,
           King of Dal-Araidhe, met them at Carn-Erren, but were routed.
           Cerran son of Colman, chief of Cinel-Maelche, and the son of 
           Allacan son of Laichtechan, and others of their army, were
           lost.  Aedh, however, returning from the flight with a very
           few, and fiercely resisting during the flight, slew some
           of Niall's soldiers.  Dubhgall, his son, escaped wounded.

     [AU]  Peace between Niall, son of Aedh, King of Ailech, and Aedh,
           King of the Province, at Telach-og, on the Kalends of
           November.  A hosting of the Fochla by Niall, son of Aedh,
           into Midhe, in the month of December.  He encamped at
           Grellach-Eillte, to the west of Crosa-cail.  A large party
           went from him out of the camp to procure corn and fire-wood.
           Oengus Ua Maelsechlainn, with all his brethren and the army
           of the men of Meath, overtook them; and they lost 45 men,
           including Coinnecan son of Muirchertach, and Ferghal son of
           Oenghus, and Uathmaran son of Ailib, and Erudan son of
           Gairfidh, chieftain of Ui-Bresail-Macha, and Maelruanaidh
           son of Cumuscach, chieftain of Sil-Duibhthire, and 
           Maelbrighte son of Aedhacn, and the son of Eruman son of 
           Aedh, and Fiachra son of Cellachan, and Maelmuire son of
           Flannacan, royal-heir of the Airghialla.

                Sorrow to the cold Grellach-Eillte,
                We found hosts by its side.
                Cormacan said to Niall,
                "We will not be allowed to go westwards, let us
                go eastwards."

914  [AU]  Domnall, son of Aedh, King of Aileach, died in penitence,
           at the vernal equinox.  A rebellion against Flann son of
           Maelsechlainn by his sons, viz., by Donnchad and
           Conchobar; and they devastated Midhe as far as Loch-Ri.
           The army of the North [was led] by Naill son of Aedh, King
           of Ailech, who received the guarantee of Donnchad and
           Conchobar that they would be obedient to their father,
           and left peace between Midhe and Bregh.

915  [AU]  Niall, son of Aedh, in the kingship of Temhair; and the fair
           of Tailtiu was celebrated by him, which had been omitted
           for many years.

916  [AU]  A hosting of the Ui-Neill of the South, and of the North, by
           Niall, son of Aedh, to the men of Munster, to wage war
           against the Gentiles.  He en-camped on the 22nd of the month
           of August at Tobar-Glethrach in Magh-Femhin.  The Gentiles
           went into the territory on the same day.  The Irish attacked
           them between tierce and mid-day, and they fought till vesper-
           time, so that about 100 men fell between them, but most fell
           on the part of the Foreigners.  Reinforcements came from the
           camp of the Gentiles, to the aid of their people.  The Irish
           returned back to their encampment before [the arrival of] the
           last reinforcement, i.e., before Ragnall, King of the
           Dubh-Gaill [arrived], accompanied by an army of foreigners.
           Niall, son of Aedh, went with a small force against the
           Gentiles, so that God prevented their slaughter through him.
           Niall after this stayed twenty nights encamped against the
           Gentiles.  He sent word to the Leinstermen to beseige the
           camp from a distance.  The battle of Cennfuait was gained
           over them by Sitriuc grandson of Imar, in which fell Augaire
           son of Ailill, King of Leinster; and Maelmordha son of
           Muirecan, King of Airther-Liphe; Maelmoedhoc, son of
           Diarmait, a wise man, and bishop of Leinster; Augran son of
           Cennetigh, King of Laighis, and other captains and nobles.
           Sitriuc, grandson of Imar, came into Ath-cliath.  Eithne,
           daughter of Aedh, died in true penitence, on the feast of
           St. Martin.

917  [AU]  War between Niall, son of Aedh, King of Temhair, and
           Sitriuc, grandson of Imar.

918  [AU]  A battle gained by Gentiles at Dubhlinn, over Gaedhil, in
           which fell Niall, son of Aedh, King of Ireland, in the
           3rd year of his reign, on the 17th of the Kalends of
           December, the 4th day of the week; and in which fell Aedh,
           son of Eochacan, King of the Province of Conchobar; and
           Melmithidh son of Flannacan, King of Bregh; and Conchobar 
           Ua Maelsechnaill, royal heir of the Fochla; and the son of
           Dubhsinach, i.e., Maelcraibhi, King of the Airghialla, and
           many other nobles.

                Sorrowful to-day is noble Ireland,
                Without a valiant chief of hostage reign;
                It is seeing the heavens without a sun,
                To see Magh-Neill without Niall.

                There is no joy in man's goodness;
                There is no peace nor gladness among hosts;
                No fair can be celebrated,
                Since the cause of sorrow died.

                A pity this, O beloved Magh-Bregh,
                Beautiful, desireable country.
                Thou hast parted with thy lordly king;
                Niall the wounding hero has left thee!

                Where is the chief of the western world?
                Where is the hero of every clash of arms?
                Is it the brace Niall of Cnucha
                That has been lost, O great cantred!

920  [AU]  A fleet of the Foreigners in Loch-Febhail (Lough Foyle),
           viz., Acolb with thirty-two ships.  Cen-rig in Inis-Eogain
           was abandoned by them quickly and entirely; a few
           remaining there, through laziness.  Fergal son of Domnall,
           King of the Fochla, in enmity towards them, so that he killed
           the crew of one of the ships, and broke the ship, and took
           its spoil.  Another fleet in Cenn-Maghair, on the coast
           of Tir-Conaill, i.e., the son of Uathmaran son of Barith,
           with twenty ships.  The plunder inf Ard-Macha on the 4th
           of the Ices of November, by the Foreigners of Ath-cliath,
           viz., by Gothfrith grandson of Imar, with his army, on the
           Saturday before the feast of St. Martin.  And the houses
           of prayer, with their company of Celi-De and of sick, were
           protected by him, and the church besides, except a few houses
           in it which were burnt through negligence.  An extensive
           devastation by them on every side, i.e., westwards to Unis-
           Ui-Labhradha; eastwards to the Bann; northwards to Magh-
           Nillsen.  But Muirchertach Mac Neill, and Aignert son of
           Murchad, met the army [that went] northwards, who were
           defeated and lost a great many, a few escaping by the aid
           of the glimmering of night.

925  [AU]  A victory by Muirchertach Mac Neill over Foreigners at
           Snamh-Aignech, where 200 were beheaded.

     [AU]  The fleet of Loch-Cuan took up [a position] at Linn-Uachaill,
           viz., Alpthann son of Gothfrith, the day before the Nones
           of September.  A victory gained by Muirchertach Mac Neill,
           at the bridge of Cluain-na-Cruimther, on Thursday, the 5th
           of the Kalends of Janurary, where Alpthann son of Gothfrith
           was killed with a great slaughter of his army.  Half of them
           were beseiged for a week at Ath-Cruithne, until Gothfrith, 
           King of the Foreigners, came from Ath-claith to their aid.

927  [AU]  Donnchad, son of Domnall, son of Aedh, was slain by
           Norsemen.

928  [AU]  A hosting by Donnchad to Liath-druim, against the son of Niall.

                Let some one say to Donnchad the brown,
                To the bulwark of plundering clans,
                That though Liath-druim is before him,  
                There is an angry fellow there.

931  [AU]  Earl Torulb was killed by the son of Nial.

932  [AU]  A victory by Fergal, son of Domnall, son of Aedh, and by
           Sichfridh son of Uathmaran, i.e., the son of Domnall's
           daughter, over Muirchertach son of Nial, and over Conaing,
           in Magh-Uatha, where was slain Maelgarbh, King of Derlas,
           and Conmal, King of Tuaith-achaidh, and 200 others.

     [AU]  A victory by Conaing, son of Niall, over the Ulidians at
           Rubha-Conchongalt, in which 300 persons or more were
           slain.  Matudhan son of Aedh, with the Province of Ireland,
           and with the Foreigners, when they plundered as far as
           Slibh-Betha westwards, and southwards to Mucnamh; but
           Muirchertach son of Niall met them, and defeated them;
           and they left 240 heads, and their spoils.

934  [AU]  Conchobar, son of Domnall, royal-heir of Ailech, died, and
           was buried in the 'cemetery of kings' in Ard-Macha.

936  [AU]  Conaing son of Niall, royal-heir of Ireland, died.

937  [AU]  Fergal son of Domnall, King of Ailech, died.  A challenge
           of battle between Donnchad son of Flann, and Muirchertach 
           son of Niall, until God pacified them.

     [AU]  A hosting by Donnchad Ua Maelsechlainn, King of Temhair, 
           and by Muirchertach son of Niall, King of Ailech, to besiege 
           the foreigners of Ath-cliath, when they devastated from 
           Ath-cliath to Ath-Truisten.

938  [AU]  Demolition of Ailech against Muirchertach son of Niall,
           who was carried off to the fleet; but he was afterwards
           redeemed.  A hosting by Donnchad into Bregh, when
           Finnabhair-abha was plundered, and the priest slain on 
           the floor of the church, and others besides.

939  [AU]  A hosting by Donnchadh and Muirchertach to the Leinstermen
           and Munstermen, whose pledges respectively they brought. 

     [AU]  Niall, son of Fergal, was wounded and drowned, i.e., by
           Muirchertach son of Niall.  Flann, daughter of Donnchad,
           queen of Aileach, died.  A depredation by Donnchad in
           Bregh, when he destroyed Lann-lere.

940  [AU]  A hosting by Muirchertach, when he ravaged Midhe and 
           Ui-Failghi, and went into Osraighi, and obtained
           his demand from them; and he ravaged the Deisi, and 
           brought with him Cellachan, King of Caisel, in subjection
           to Donnchad.  Maelruanaigh, son of Flann, (i.e., royal-heir
           of Ailech), was killed by the Cinel-Conaill.

942  [AU]  Muircertach, son of Naill (i.e., Muircertach, "of the 
           Leather cloaks"), King of Ailech, and the Hector of the
           West of the World, was killed by Gentiles, on a Sunday,
           the 4th of the kalends of March (i.e., by Blacair son of
           Gofraidh, King of the Dubh-Gail, at Glas-Liathain, by the
           side of Cluain-cain of Fera-Rois).

                Vengeance and ruin have fallen
                On the Race of Clann-Cuinn for ever.
                As Muircertach does not live, alas!
                The country of the Gaedhil will ever be an orphan.

944  [AU]  The Foreigners of Loch-Echach were killed by Domnall, son
           of Muirchertach, and his brother, i.e., Flaithbhertach; and
           their fleet was destroyed.

948  [AU]  A preying expedition by Ua Canannain, when he 
           plundered the Fera-Li, and killed Flaithbhertach Ua Neill.

954  [AU]  An expedition by Domnall son of Muirchertach, with ships 
           from Tuagh-Inbher upon Loch-nEchach, on the Dabhall, across
           the Airghialla upon Loch-Erne, afterwards on Loch-Uachtair,
           when he devasted the Breifne, and took O'Ruairc's pledges.

955  [AU]  Domnall begins to reign.

959  [AU]  A hosting by Domnall, son of Muirchertach, to the Dal-
           Ariadhe, when he took hostages.

961  [AU]  A predatory expedition by Flaithbertach son of Conchobar,
           King of Ailech, to Dal-Araidhe, when he plundered Condere;
           but the Ulidians overtook him, and he was there slain, with
           his two brothers, viz., Tadhg and Conn, and a great many
           others.

962  [AU]  Ships were brought by Domnall Ua Neill from the Dabhall, 
           across Sliabh-Fuait, to Loch-Aininn, which had not been done
           from most ancient times.  

964  [AU]  A hosting by Domnall Ua Neill, King of Temhair, when he
           devasted Connaught and took hostages from O'Ruairc. 

965  [AU]  Maelmuire, daughter of Niall son of Aedh, died.

967  [AU]  A hosting by Domnall Ua Neill to Leinster, when he plundered
           from Berbha westwards to the sea, and brought a great prey
           of cows, and laid siege to the Foreigners and Leinstermen
           for two months.

969  [AU]  The battle of Cill-mona was gained by Domnall son of 
           Congalach, and by Amlaimh, over Domnall Ua Neill, wherein
           fell Ardgar son of Matadhan, King of Ulidia, and Donncan
           son of Maelmuire, 'herenagh,' and Cinaedh son of Crongaill,
           King of Conailli, with many more.  Plundering of Mainistir
           and Lann-leire by Domnall, King of Ireland, where 350 persons
           were burned in one house.

970  [AU]  Domnall Ua Neill, King of Temhair, was expelled from Midhe
           by the Clann-Colmain.

     [AU]  A hosting by Domnall Ua Neill to the men of Midhe, when he
           spoiled all their churches and forts; and he spoiled the
           Ui-Failghi and the Fotharta.

976  [AU]  Muirchertach, son of Domnall Ua Neill, and Congalach, son of
           Domnall, two royal heirs of Ireland, were killed by Anlaimh,
           son of Sitriuc. Gilla-Coluim Ua Canannain was killed by 
           Domnall Ua Neill.

     [AU]  In this year Flaithbertach son of Muirchertach was born.
           [Flaithbertach an Trostain]

979  [AU]  Domhnall Ua Neill, Arch-King of Ireland, died in Ard-Macha,
           after penitence.

979  [AU]  Dubhgall son of Donnchad, royal-heir of Ailech, was killed
           by his kinsman, i.e., by Muiredhach son of Flann.  Muiredhach
           son of Flann was beheaded by his own people before an
           entire month.

987  [AU]  Laidgnen son of Cerbhall, King of Fernmhahgh, was killed
           in Ard-Macha, by Fergal son of Conaing, King of Aileach.

992  [AU]  Muirecan from Both-domnaigh, comarb of Patrick, on a 
           visitation in Tir-Eoghain, when he conferred the degree of 
           King on Aedh, son of Domnall, in the presence of Patrick's 
           congregation, and made a full visitation of the north of 
           Ireland.

993  [AU]  Aedh, son of Dubhgall, son of Donnchadh, royal heir of Ailech,
           was slain.

995  [AU]  A preying expedition by the Conailli, and Mughdorna, and the
           people of the north of Bregha, as far as Glenn-Righe, but
           Aedh son of Domnall met them, and gave them battle, when
           they were defeated, and the King of Conailli, i.e., Ua
           Conghilla (i.e., Ua Matudan) and many others (i.e., two
           hundred) were slain.

996  [AU]  Maelsechlainn son of Maelruaniadh, royal heir of Ailech,
           died from sorcery.

999  [AU]  Domnall Ua Domnallain, King of Derlas, was killed by
           Aedh Ua Neill.

1000 {AU}  Fergal son of Conang, King of Aileach, died.

1001 [AU]  A hosting of Aedh, son of Domnall, to Tailtiu; and he 
           returned in peace.

     [AU]  The devastation of Connaught by Aedh, son of Domnall.

1003 [AU]  There also fell Aedh, son of Domnall Ua Neill, King of
           Ailech (and others, in the 29th year of his age, and the
           10th year of his reign).  But the Cinel-Eoghain say that
           he was killed by themselves.

1004 [AU]  Aedh, son of Tomaltach, was killed by Flaithbertach
           Ua Neill, who plundered Leth-Cathail.

1006 [AU]  A hosting by Flaithbertach Ua Neill into Ulidia, when he
           brought seven hostages from them, and killed the King
           of Leth-Cathail, i.e., Cu-Ulad, son of Oenghus.

1008 [AU]  Donnchadh Ua Ceile was blinded by Flaithbertach [Ua Neill],
           in Inis-Eoghain; and he was killed afterwards.

     [AU]  A preying expedition by Flaithbertach Ua Neill to the men
           of Bregha, when he took a great cattle spoil.

1009 [AU]  Aedh son of Conn, royal-heir of Ailech, and Donncuan, King
           of Mughdorna, were slain.

1010 [AU]  Flaithbertach Ua Neill, (King of Oilech, with the warriors
           of the Fochlan, and Murchad son of Brian, with the men of
           Munster and Leinster, and the Ui-Neill of the South), 
           ravaged Cinel-Conaill, and carried of 300 captives, and
           many cows.

     [AU]  A hosting by Flaithbertach Ua Neill to Dun-Echdach, when he
           burned the dun, and broke down the town, and brought pledges
           from Niall son of Dubhtuinne.

1011 [AU]  A hosting by Flaithbertach son of Muirchertach, King of
           Ailech, into Cinel-Conaill, until he reached Magh-Cetne,
           when he took a great cow-spoil, and returned safe.  A hosting
           by Flaithbertach again into Cinel-Conaill until he reached
           Druim-cliabh and Traig-Eothaili, when they killed the son
           of Gillapatraic son of Fergal, i.e., Niall; and they
           inflicted a defeat on Maelruaniadh Ua Maeldoraidh; but no
           one was lost there.

     [AU]  Another hosting by Flaithbertach as far as Ard-Ulad, when
           he plundered the Ard, and brought off the greatest spoils
           that a King had ever borne, between prisoners and cattle,
           though they are not reckoned.

1012 [AU]  A hosting by Flaithbertach, King of Ailech, as far as Ed
           by the side of Cenannas, when Maelsechlainn abandoned the
           hill to him.

     [AU]  Muirchertach, son of Aedh Ua Neill, was slain by the
           Dal-Riata.

1015 [AU]  Flaithbertach Ua Neill came into Midhe, to aid Maelsechlainn.

     [AU]  Muircertach, son of Muiredach Ua Neill, was slain by the
           Ui-Tuirtre.

1017 [AU]  Ferghal son of Domnall, son of Chochobhar, royal-heir of
           Ailech, was slain by the Cinel-Eoghain themselves

     [AU]  Muiredhach Ua Duibheoin, King of Ui-Mic-Uais of Bregha,
           was killed by Flaithbertach Ua Neill.

1019  [AT] Two sons of Maeilsechlainn son of Maeilruanaigh, that is,
      Ardgal and Archu, two royal heirs of Ailech, were killed
      by their own Cenel Eogain."

      [AU] Ardhar and Archu, sons of Maelsechlainn son of 
      Maelruaniadh, two royal heirs of Ailech, were slain by
      their own people.

      [AU] Flaithbertach Ua Neill came into Tir-Conaill, and 
      plundered Tir-Enna and Tir-Lughdach.   

1021  [AU] a preying expedition by the son of Aedh Ua Neill,
      across the Ui-Dorthain who were in Magh-itechta, and they
      killed the Lethderg in the pursuit; (but the greater part
      of the Airghialla came together behind him and before him.
      Or thus it is narrated in the Book of Dubhdaleithe "but
      the Ui-Meith met him &c.").  but the Ui-Meith, and the
      Mughdorna, and the Sajthni, and the men of Fernmagh, and
      the Ui-Dorthain, with their Kings, met him.  Ua Ceilechan
      and Ua Lorcain, with the Ui-Bresail and Ui-Niallain, were 
      before him in Aenach-Macha, where they all surrounded him.
      But the son of Aedh carried his prey through them all; and
      he had only twelve score good warriors.  And a great number
      fell between them in the middle of Aenach-Macha.

      [AU] Aedh, i.e., royal-heir of Ailech, and Domnall Ua
      Murchada, were slain.
 
1023  [AU] Lochlainn, son of Maeilsechlainn, was killed by his own
      people. 

      [AT] Lochlainn, son of Maeilsechlainn, king of Inishowen and Magh
      Ith, was slain by his own brother, that is, Nial and the
      Ciannacht of Glen Gemin."

1024  [AU] Domnalll, son of Aedh, royal-heir of Ailech, was killed by
      Gillamura son of Ocan.

       A preying expedition by the son of Ua Neill, when he plundered 
       Ui-Meith and Ui-Dorthain.

1025  [AU] A hosting by Flaithbertach Ua Neill into Bregha, and
      to the Foreigners, when he brought the hostages of the
      Gaedhil from the Foreigners.

1026  [AU] A hosting by Flaithbertach Ua Neill into Midhe, when
      he took their pledges, and went upon the ice into Inish-
      Mochta, which he plundered.

1027  [AU] Domnall, son of Flaithbertach Ua Neill, died.

1030  [AU] Flaithbertach Ua Neill went to Rome.

      [AU] Ruaidhri Ua Canannain was killed by Aedh Ua Neill.

1031  [AU] flaithbertach Ua Neill came from Rome.

      [AU] A hosting by the son of Eochaid to Telach-oc, but he
      obtained nothing.  Aedh Ua Neill passed round him eastwards,
      and carried off three thousand cows, and one thousand two 
      hundred captives.

      [AT] A hosting by Mac Eochada to Telach Oge, and he obtained
      nothing.  Aedh Ua Neill got round him eastwards and carried off
      a thousand cows and twelve hundred human beings.


      [AU] The 'snow-depredation' by Aedh Ua Neill, in Tir-Conaill,
      when he killed Ua Canannin, King of Cinel-Conaill.

1033  [AT] Aedh, son of Flaithbertach Ua Neill, king of Ailech,
      departed at a ripe age, after penance for his misdeeds.

      [AU] Aedh, son of Flaithbertach Ua Neill, King of Ailech, 
      and royal heir of Ireland, died after penitience, on the
      night of Andrew's festival.

1036  [AT] Flaithbertach, son of Murchadh Ua Neill, king of Aileach,
      died.

      [AU] Flaithbertach Ua Neill, chief King of Ailech, after
      the most perfect penitence, rested in Christ.

1039  [AT] Muirdach, son of Flaithbertach Ua Neill, was killed by 
      the Ua Labrada.

      [AU] Muiredach, son of Flaithbertach Ua Neill, was killed by 
      the Lethrenna.

1044  [AU] A depredation by Niall, son of Maelsechlainn, King of Ailech, 
      upon the Ui-Meith and Cualnge, when he carried off 1,200 cows
      and a great many prisoners, in revenge of the profanation of 
      'clocc-ind-edechta.' Another depredation, also, by Muirchertach
      Ua Neill upon the Mughdorna, when he carried off a cattle-spoil,
      and prisoners, in revenge of the same bell.

1045  [AU] A predatory expedition by Muirchertach Ua Neill to the men of
      Bregha.  But Gairbhedh Ua Cathasaigh, King of Bregha, overtook
      him at Cassan-linne when the tide was full before him; and
      Muirchertach and many others fell there.

1046  [AU] Muiredach, son of Flaithbertach Ua Neill, royal-heir of
      Ailech, and Aiteidh Ua hAiteidh, King of Ui-Echach-Ulad were
      burned in a house set on fire, by Cu-Ulad, son of Congalach,
      in Uachtar-tire.

1046  [AU] Muiredach, son of Flaithbertach Ua Neill, royal-heir of 
      Ailech, and Aiteidh Ua hAiteidh, King of Ui-Echach-Ulad,
      were burned in a house set on fire, by Cu-Ulad, son of 
      Congalach, in Uachtar-tire.

1047  [AT] A hosting by Niall, son of MaelSechlainn, with the Kindred
      of Eogan and the men of Oriel, into Bregia, where they killed
      Matadan Ua hIfernain, the chief of Clan Crechain.

1051  [AU] Mac Lochlainn was expelled from the kingship of Telach-og,
      and Aedh Ua Ferghail was made king.

1053  [AU] A depredation was committed by MacLochlainn and the men
      of Magh-Itha on the Cinel-Binnigh of Loch Drochait, when they 
      carried off 300 cows, and killed Dubhemna son of Cinaedh,
      vice-abbot of Cluain-Fiachna, and Cu-Macha son of Claichen,
      steward of Dal-Cais.

1059  [AU] A foray by Ardgar Mac Lochlainn along with the Cenel-Eogain
      into Dal-Araidhe, so that they took away great cattle-spoil,
      and 200 persons were either killed or captured.

1061  [AU] Niall, son of Maelechlainn, king of Ailech, died.

1062  [AU] A foray  by Ardgar Mac Lochlainn into the Fifth of 
      Connacht, so that they took away six thousand cows, also a
      thousand persons.

1063  [AU] Mael-Sechlainn Ua Motodain, royal heir of Ailech, by his
      enemies, namely, by Cenel-Conaill, were slain. - Great
      coigny was levied by Mac Lochlainn from Glenn-Suilidhe
      westwards to the western part of Luighne and to the river
      Muaidh of Ui-Amalghadha, where all the kings of Connacht
      came into his house with Aedh Ua Concobhair, and with Aedh, 
      grandson of Niall Ua Ruairc, and with the son of Art Ua Ruairc.

1064  [AU] Muircertach Ua Neill, King of Telach-og, was slain by the 
      Ui-Cremthain.

      [AU] Airdgar Mac Lochlainn, king of Aileach, died in Telach-og
      and was buried in Ard-Macha, in the mausoleum of the kings.

      [AT] Ardgal mac Lochlaind h-Ui Neill mortuus est.
      
1068  [AU] Flaithbertach Ua Fergail, king of Telach-0c, was wounded
      mortally by the Cenel-Binnigh- Domnall, son of Niall, son of
      Mael-Sechlainn (namely, Domnall 'of the poor'), king of Ailech,
      was killed (that is, in the Defeat of Sithbe) by Aedh, 
      grandson of MaelSechlainn, namely, his brother.)

      [AT] Domnall Ua Mael-Sechlainn, king of the Kindred of Eogan,
      the devoutest man that lived in Ireland in his time,
      was killed by his brother.


1074  [AU] Ragnall Ua Madadhain, royal heir of Ailech, was slain by
      his own tribesmen.

1078  [AU] Concobar Ua Briain, king of Telach-oc and royal heir of
      Ireland, was killed (together, namely, with his wife) by the
      Cenel-Binnish of the Glen.

1080  [AU] The defeat of the Ford of Ergal by the side of Clochar
      was inflicted upon the Fir-Manach by Domnall Ua Lochlainn
      and by the Men of Magh-Itha, wherein fell the persecutors
      of Ard-Macha, namely, Sitriuc Ua Coemain and the son of Niall
      Ua Serraigh and others.  

1083  [AU] Aedh Ua MaelSechlainn, king of Aileach...rested in peace.

      [AU] The king of Cenel-Ennai was killed by Donnchadh Ua
      MaelSechlainn, that is by the King of Ailech.- Domnall Ua
      Lochlainn took the kingship of Cenel-Eogain.  A royal foray
      was made by him upon Conaille, so that he took away great 
      cattle-spoil and gave stipend out of that foray to the Men
      of Fern-magh.

1084  [AU] A hosting by Donnsleibhe, king of Ulidia, to Drochatatha,
      so that he gave stipend to the son of Cailech Ua Ruairc. A 
      foray was made by Domnall Ua Lochlainn after him into Ulidia,
      so that they took away great cattle-spoil.

      [AU] Domnall Ua Gailmredhaigh was killed by Domnall Ua
      Lochlainn.

1087  [AU] Domnall Ua Laithen was killed by Domnall, son of 
      Mac Lochlainn.

1088  [AU] A hosting was made by Domnall, son of Mac Lochlainn, 
      namely by the king of Ailech, into Connacht, so that 
      Ruaidhri gave the pledges of Connacht to him and they went, 
      both of them, into Munster, until they burned Limerick and
      the plain as far as Dun-ached and carried away with them the
      head of the son of Cailech Ua Ruairc and razed Cenn-corach
      and so on.

1090  [AU] Maelruanaigh Ua Cairellain, steward of Clan-Diarmata; 
      Gilla-Crist Ua Lunigh, steward of Cenel-Maine, were killed
      on one day in treachery by Domnall Ua Lochlainn.  

      [AU] A meeting between Domnall, son of Mac Lochlainn, and 
      Muircertach Ua Briain, king of Cashel and the son of Flann
      Ua Mael-Sechlainn, king of Tara, so that they gave all their
      pledges to the king of Ailech.

1091  [AU] Donnsleibe Ua Eochadha, king of Ulida, was killed by the
      son of Mac Lochlainn, namely by the king of Ailech, in the
      "Pass of the Field of the Yew," in battle.

1093  [AU] Aedh Ua Canannain, king of Cenel-Conaill, was blinded
      by Domnall Ua Lochlainn, that is by the king of Ailech.

1097  [AU] A hosting also by Domnall Ua Lochlainn, together with
      the North of Ireland, to the Wood of Conaille, to give battle
      to them, until Domnall, successor of Patrick, prevented them
      under guise of peace.

1099  [AU] A hosting by Domnall Ua Lochlainn and by the North of
      Ireland past Tuaim into Ulidia.  The Ulidians, howbeit, 
      were at Craibh-telcha in camp.  Their two horse-hosts encounter:
      defeat is inflicted upon the horse-host of the Ulidians and
      Ua Amrain is killed there.  Thereafter the Ulidians abandon 
      the camp and the Cenel-Eogain burn it and uproot Craibh-telcha.
      After that, there are given to them two hostages and the 
      successor of St. Comgall in pledge for two other hostages:


      Taken were the pledges of the Ulidians by force-
      Witnesses tell it accurately-
      By Domnall of the fury of the lion,
      And by generous Sil-Eogain.

      Two strong hostages were given
      Of the heroes of the Ulidians formerly;
      The third without fail was the abbot of Comgall,
      To the royal power of Domnall Ua Neill.


1100  [AU] Donnchadh Mac Eochadha, king of Ulidia, with a party of
      the nobles of Ulidia about him, was captured by Domnall
      Ua Lochlainn, namely by the king of Ailech, on the 5th of 
      the Kalends of June.- A foray by Domnall Ua Lochlainn, so
      that he laid waste Fir-Bregh and Fine-Gall.

1101  [AU] Donnchadh Ua Eochadha, king of Ulidia, was freed from
      fetters by Domnall, son of Mac Lochlainn, that is by the 
      king of Ailech, in return for his son and his foster-brother:
      namely, in the stone church of Ard-Macha, through the
      intercession of the successor of St. Patrick and of the community
      of St. Patrick besides, after co-swearing by the Staff of Jesus 
      and by the Relics as well, on the 11th of the Kalends of January.

1102  [AU] The hostages of the Men of Ireland were placed in custody
      of Domnall, successor of St. Patrick, for securing peace of 
      a year between Ua Briain that is, Muirchertach) and Ua Lochlainn
      namely, Domnall) and so on.

1103  [AU] Ua-Canannain was expelled from the kingship of Tir-Conaill
      by Domnall Ua Lochlainn.

      [AU] Great war between the Cenel-Eogain and Ulidians, so that 
      Muircertach Ua Briain came with the Men of Munster and of
      Leinster and of Ossory and with the nobles of Connacht and
      with the Men of Meath, including their kings, to Magh-Cobha,
      in aid of the Ulidians.  Both forces went to the Plain of Ard-
      Macha (namely, to Cell-na-Conraire), so theat they were a week 
      in league against Ard-Macha.  Domnall Ua Lochlainn with the 
      North of Ireland was during that space in Ui-Bresail-Macha, 
      face to face against them.  Howbeit, when the Men of Munster
      were tired out, Muircertach went to Aenach-Macha and to Emhain
      and around to Ard-Macha, so that he left eight ounces of gold
      upon the altar and promised eight score cows.  And he turns 
      into Magh-Cocha again (namely, not having obtained his request)
      and leaves the Fifth of Leinster and a detachment of the Men of
      Munster therein.  But he applied himself to pillaging in 
      Dal-Araidhe, so that he lost there Donnchadh, son of 
      Toirrdelbach and the son of Ua Conchobuir, King of Ciaraidhe
      and Ua Beoain and others most excellent.  Domnall Ua Lochlainn
      went with the North of Ireland into Magh-Cobha to attack Leinster.
      Howbeit, Leinster and Ossory and the Men of Munster and the       
      Foreigners, as they were, come against them and they fight a 
      battle (that is, on the Nones of August and on Wednesday 
      and on the 29th day of the moon and on the eigth day after 
      his coming to Ard-Macha.

1105  [AU] Domnall, successor of Patrick, went to Ath-cliath to make
      peace between Muircertach Ua Briain and the son of Mac 
      Lochlainn (namely, Domnall), so that he took illness there
      and he was carried in his illness to Domnach of Airthiremhna.

1106  [AU] A foray-hosting by Domnall Ua Lochlainn in aid of 
      Donnchadh Ua Mael-Sechlainn, so that they wasted the West 
      of Meath and Donnchadh was overtaken on a surpise-party and 
      he was killed.

1107  [AU] Peace of a year was made by Cellach, successor of 
      Patrick, between Murchadh Ua Briain and Domnall, son of 
      Mac Lochlainn.

1109  [AU] A hosting also by Domnall Ua Lochlainn with the North
      of ireland to Sliab-Fuait, until Cellach, successor of 
      Patrick, made peace of a year between Ua Briain and 
      Ua Lochlainn; so that the North of Ireland went after 
      that to the Plain of Ui-Vresail, to attack the Ulidians
      who were in magh-Cobha, until the Ulidians gave up to them
      the three pledges they themselves chose.

1110  [AU] Bebinn, daughter of Cennetigh Ua Briain, wife of 
      Domnall Ua Lochlainn, king of Ailech, died.-A foray by 
      Domnall Ua Lochlainn into Connacht, so that he took away
      a thousand captives and many thousands of cows (or of cattle).

1111  [AU] A meeting took place between Domnall Ua Lochlainn and
      Donnchadh Ua Ua Eochadha to the Cuan, so they made plenary 
      peace and the Ulidians gave hostages of his own choice to
      Domnall Ua Lochlainn.

1112  [AU] A foray by Domnall Ua Lochlainn over Fine-Gall, so that 
      he took away great cattle-spoil and many captives. 
              
1113  [AU] A hosting by Domnall Ua Lochlainn together with the 
      Cenel-Eogain and Cenel-Conaill and the Airgialla to 
      Glenn-Righe, so that they expelled Donnchadh from the 
      kingship of Ulidia and divided Ulidia between Ua  
      Mathgamna and the sons of Donnsleibhe.

      [AU] A hosting also by Domnall Ua Lochlainn with the hosts
      aforesaid to Magh-Cobha too, in aid of the Ulidians: so 
      that there was imminence of battle between them, until 
      Ceallach, successor of Patrick, sepearated them under 
      guise of peace.  Nevertheless, Donnchadh Ua Eochadha was 
      blinded by Eochaidh Ua Mathgamna and by the Ulidians.-A 
      hosting by Muircertach Ua Briain and by the Half of Mogh, 
      both lay and cleric, to Grenoc.  But Domnall, son of Mac 
      Lochlainn, came with the nobles of the North of Ireland 
      to Cluain-cairn of Fir-Rois, so that they were for the 
      space of a month facing each other, until Ceallach, 
      successor Patrick and the Staff of Jesus, also made peace 
      of a year between them.

      [AU] Donnchadh Ua Taircheirt was killed by Niall Ua Lochlainn,
      namely by the king of Cenel-Conaill.

1114  [AU] A hosting by Domnall Ua Lochlainn to Rath-Cennaigh, so 
      that there came into his house Eochaidh Ua Mathgamna with 
      the Ulidians and Donnchadh Ua Loingsigh with the Dal-Araidhe
      and Aedh Ua Ruairc with the men of Breifne and Murchadh 
      Ua Mael-Sechlainn with the men of Meath.  They went after 
      that, both, past Ath-Luain to Dun-Leodha, so that Tairrdelbach
      Ua Concobhair with the Connacht-men and Niall Ua Lochlainn, 
      his own son, with the Cenel Conaill, came into his assembly.  
      They all moreover went after that to Telach-Ua-Dedhaigh in 
      Dal-Cais, so that they and the men of Munster made a truce 
      of a year.  Thereupon Domnall Ua Lochlainn went throughout 
      Connacht to his house.  

      [AU] Muirchertach Ua Lochlainn royal heir of Ailech, [was] 
      unjustly slain.

1119  [AU] Niall, son of Domnall Ua Lochlainn, royal heir of Ailech
      and of Ireland and paragon of Ireland for form and for sense, 
      for generosity and for erudition, fell by the Cenel-Maoin, in 
      the 28th year of his age, on Monday and on the 10th of the moon
      and on the feast of the Three Innocent Children, the 18th of the 
      Kalends of January.

1120  [AU] A hosting by Domnall Ua Lochlainn, in aid of Murchadh 
      Ua Mael-Sechlainn, to Ath-luain against Connacht, so that 
      Toirrdelbach Ua Conchobuir gave a false peace in regard to them.  

1121  [AU] Domnall, son of Ardhghar Mac Lochlainn, archking of Ireland, 
      the most distinguished of the Gaoedhil for form and for birth, 
      for sense and for prowess, for happiness and prosperity, for 
      bestowal of treasure and of food, died in Daire of Colum-cille, 
      in the 38th year of his reign and in the 73rd year of his age 
      and on the night of Wednesday and on the 4th of the Ides of 
      February and on the 18th of the moon and on the feast of St. 
      Mochuaroc of the Wisdom.

1122  [AU] Mor, daughter of Domnall Ua Lochlainn, wife of 
      Tairrdealbhach Ua Conchobuir, died.- Great foray by Conchobur
      Ua Lochlainn and by the Cenel-Eogain, until they reached 
      Cell-raudh in Ulidia, so that they took away countless 
      cattle-spoil.

1123  [AU] Conghalach Ua Flaithbertaigh, royal heir of Ailech, was slain.

1124  [AU] Ardghar, grandson of Aedh Ua-Mael-Sechlainn, royal heir 
      of Ailech, was killed by the Community of Daire, in reparation
      to St. Columcille.

1128  [AU] A defeat was inflicted by the horse-host of Conchobar, 
      son of Mac Lochlainn, upon the horse-host of Tigernan Ua Ruairc,       
      wherein fell Ua Ciardhai, king of Cairpri and Cathal Ua 
      Rogheallaigh, and Sitriuc Ua Mael-Brighte, the son of Aedh 
      Ua Dubhdai, king of Ui-Amalghadha, and many others. 

      [AU] A hosting by Conchobur Ua Lochlainn and by the Cenel-Eogain
      and by the Dal-Araidhe and by the Airgialla into Magh-Cobha, 
      so that they took away the pledges of the Ui-Echach.  They 
      turn after that on their left hand into Fir-Bregh, until 
      they lost a party of their people there and did a great crime
      before God and before men: namely, the burning of Ath-truim 
      with its churches and a multitude underwent violent death in
      them.  They marched back, without having obtained the peace 
      of God, or of men.

      [AM] Maghnus, the son of Mac Lochlainn, lord of Cinel-Eoghainn
      and of the North, was slain by the Cinel-Conaill and the Cinel-
      Moein.

1130  [AU] A hosting by Conchobur Ua Lochlainn and by the North of 
      Ireland into Ulidia, so that the Ulidians assembled to give 
      battle to them.  Defeat, however, is inflicted upon the 
      Ulidians and a slaughter of them ensued, around Aedh Ua Loingsigh,       
      king of Dal-Araidhe and around Gilla-Patraic Ua Serraigh, 
      king of Dal-Duinde and around Dubhrailbhe Mac Cairtin and 
      around a multitude besides.  Moreover, they pillage the country
      as far as the East of the Ard, both secular and church land, 
      so that they took away a thousand captives, or a little more, 
      and likewise many thousands of cows and of horses.  The nobles 
      of Ulidia also went after that with their king to Ard-Macha, 
      into the assembly of Conchobhar, so that they made peace and 
      co-swearing and left pledges.

1131  [Am] An army was led by Conchobhair, son of Domnall Ua Lochlainn,
      by the people of the north of Ireland, and the Ulidians, into
      Connaught; and the Connaughtmen made an attack upon the rear of
      the army, in the vicinity of Seaghais (i.e. Coirrshliabh) and a
      battle was fought between them; and Conn Ua Maelgaeithe, 
      Garbhanach Ua Baeighill, and a number of others, were there
      slain.  they met, however, on the following day, at Loch-Ce,
      and made a year's peace.

1132  [AM] An army was led by Conchobhar Ua Lochlainn to Ath-Fhirdiagh; and
      and Tighearnan Ua Ruairc came into his house, and gave him
      hostages. 

1133  [AM] Flaithbheartach Ua Flaithbheartaigh was killed by the son
      of Lochlainn Ua Lochlainn, in revenge of his father.

1136  [AM] Conchobhar, son of Domhnall Ua Lochlainn, who was first
      lord of Aileach, and king of all the north, both Cinel-Conaill
      and Cinel-Eoghain, Ulidians and Airghialla, and also royal heir
      of Ireland, was killed by the men of Magh-Itha, by treachery.

1139  [AM] Mathghamhain Ua Dubhda, chief of Clann-Laithbheartaigh,
      with the chief men of his territory along with him, was slain
      by Muircheartach, son of Niall, in revenge of Conchobhar Ua
      Lochlainn.

1143  [AM] The chieftainship of Cinel-Eogain was assumed by Ua
      Gairmleadhaigh, i.e., by Domhnall, after the expulsion of
      Muircheartach, son of Niall Mac Lochlainn, by the Cinel-Eoghain
      themselves, and by the aforesaid Domhnall.

1145  [Am] A battle was gained by the Cinel-Conaill, and by the son
      of Niall Ua Lochlainn, over Domhnall Ua Goirmleadhaigh and the
      Cinel-Eoghain, i.e., over those north of the mountain, where
      many were slain.  A hosting was made by the Cinel-Conaill, to 
      go again to the relief of the son of Niall Mac Lochlainn; and
      they were joined by Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill, with the Airghialla;
      and they banished Domhnall Ua Gormleadhaigh from his
      chieftainship, and set up the son of Niall in his place.

1147  [AM] An army was led by Muircheartach Mac Neill Ua Lochlainn and
      the Cinel-Eoghain, and Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill and the Airghialla,
      into Ulida.  The Ulidians were encamped at the brink of Uchdearg,
      to meet them; but they abandoned the camp to the Cinel-Eogain
      and the Airghialla, who pursued them till they reached the shore
      of Dun-Droma, in Leath-Chathail.  The Ulidians gave them battle
      there, on the day of the festival of Paul and Peter; but they
      were defeated, and a great number of them slain, together with
      Archu Ua Flathria, lord of Leath-Chathail.  After this the forces
      plundered and burned all Leath-Chathail, and carried off hostages
      from the Ulidians.

1148  [AM] An army was led by Muircheartach, son of Niall Ua Lochlainn,
      by the Cinel-Eogainn and Donnchadh Ua Cearghiall, and the
      Airghialla, into Ulidia; and they carried off the hostages of the
      Ulidians, together with the son of the King of Ulidia, and left
      four lords over Ulidian on that occasion.  The Ulidians and
      Airghialla turned against Mac Lochlainn and the Cinel-Eoghain after
      this.  Another army was led by Muircheartach Ua Lochlainn and the
      Cinel-Eogain, across Tuaim, into Ulidia; and he expelled Cuuladh
      Ua Duinnsleibhe from Ulida, and placed Donnchadh in his place;
      and they proceeded on this occasion into Machaire-Chonaill, and
      burned the plain, except the churches only, which were protected
      by the successor of Patrick.  An army was also led by Tighearnan Ua
      Ruairc and Donnchadh Ua Cearbhaill into Ulidia, as far as Creabh-
      Tealcha; and they plundered the country, and placed Cuuladh in his
      kingdom again; however, he was immediately expelled by the
      Ulidians themselves.  A meeting was held at Ard-Macha by Ua
      Lochlainn, with the chieftains of the Cinel-Eoghain; by 
      O'Cearbhaill, with the chieftains of the Airghialla, and the chief
      men of Ulidia, with their lords, and made perfect peace under
      the staff of Jesus, in the presence of the successor of Patrick
      and his clergy; and they left hostages with O'Lochlainn.  The
      hostages of the Cinel-Conaill were also in the hands of Ua
      Lochlain.  Ua Goirmleadhaigh, i.e., Domhnall, who had been lord
      of Cinel-Eoghain for a time, was banished into Connaught by
      O'Lochlainn.  

1149  [Am] The half of Daimhlaig was plundered by the foreigners of
      Ath-cliath, and by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha and the Leinstermen;
      and they killed Diarmaid, son of Maghnus Ua Lochlainn, Tanist of
      Oileach, was was taking revenge for the plunder, and his body
      was brought to Ard-Macha, and there interred.

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

      [Am] A royal journey was made by the son of Niall Ua Lochlainn, with
      the cavalry of Cinel-Eoghain, to Lughmhadh, where Tighearnan
      Ua Ruairc came into his house, and left him hostages.  From thence
      Ua Lochlainn and Ua Cearbhaill proceeded to Ath-cliath.  Diarmaid
      Mac Murchadha, King of Leinster, came into his house, and Ua
      Lochlainn made a complete peace between the foreigners and
      the Irish.  

1150  [Am] The visitation of Cinel-Eoghain was made by the successor 
      of Colum-Cille, Flaithbheartach Ua Brolchain; and he obtained
      a horse from every chieftain, a cow from every two biatachs, a
      cow from every three free-holders, and a cow from every four
      villains, and twenty coes from the king himself; a gold ring of
      five ounces, his horse, and his battle-dress, from Muircheartach,
      son of Niall Ua Lochlainn, King of Ireland.

      [Am] A royal journey by Muircheartach, son of Niall Ua Lochlainn,
      with the chieftains of the north of Ireland, to Inish-Mochta, to
      meet Ua Cearbhaill and Ua Ruairc.  The hostages of Connaught were
      brought him to that place, without a hosting, through the blessing
      of Patrick, the successor of Patrick, and his clergy.  He divided
      Meath on this occasion into three parts between Ua Conchobhair,
      Ua Ruairc, and Ua Cearbhaill; and they banished Murchadh Ua
      Maeleachlainn from Meath, through the curse of the successor of
      Patrick and his clergy. 

1151  [AM] An army was led by Muircheartach, son of Niall Ua Lochlainn,
      with the Cinel-Eoghain and the Ulidians, to relieve Ua Ceartbhaill
      and Ua Ruairc, to Dun-Lochad, in Laeghaire; and the foreigners
      made a yea's peace between Leath-Chuinn and Leath-Mhogha.

1152  [AM] An army was led by the son of Niall Ua Lochlainn, with the
      Cinel-Conaill, Cinel-Eoghain, and Airghialla, across Eas-Ruaidh,
      until they reached Coirrshliabh na Seaghsa, in Corann.  Thither 
      hostages were brought to them by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair,
      and they returned to their houses.  The hostages of Leinster
      were sent to his house, to the son of Nial, grandson of Lochlainn,
      i.e., King of Aileach and Teamhair.

      [AM] A plundering army wad led by Mac Lochlainn and the Cinel-
      Eoghain, to banish Ua Cearbhaill; and he plundered many persons
      on that occasion, and expelled Ua Cearbhaill from the chieftainship
      of Oirghialla, in revenge for the successor of Patrick, whom he had 
      wounded and violated some time before.  A meeting took place
      between Ua Lochlainn and Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair at Magh-Ene,
      where they made friendship under the Staff of Jesus, and under the
      relics of Colum-Cille.  

      [AM] An army was led by Mac Lochlainn into Meath, as far as
      Rath-Ceannaigh, to meet the men of Ireland; and Toirdhealghach 
      proceeded into Meath, to meet Ua Lochlainn and Diarmaid Mac
      Murchadha, King of Leinster.  they divided Meath into two parts
      on that occasion; they gave from Cluain-Iraird westwards to
      Murchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, and East Meath to his son, Maeleachlainn.
      
1153  [AM] An army was led by Muircheartach, son of Niall Mac Lochlainn,
      and the people of the north of Ireland, to relieve Toirdhealbhach 
      Ua Briain, and restore him to the kingdom of Munster; and they came
      to Craeghteine.  Toirdhealghach Ua Conchobhair assembled the
      Connaughtmen, and marched to Magh-Lice-Padraig against the
      Northerns.  Tadhg Ua Briain arrived with his forces at
      Raithin-Ui-Shuanaigh, to assist the Connaughtmen, and both
      proceeded to Magh-Cisi.  Ua Lochlainn then set out with two
      battalions of the flower of his army across Ath-Maighne, leaving
      the remainder of his army (all except these) at Creabh-teine; and
      he marched with this small force to attack the camp of Tadhg 
      Ua Briain, and he defeated him, and made a slaughter of his people.
      He also defeated the cavalry of Leinster.  He then returned to 
      his own camp at Creabh-teine, carrying off many cows, after 
      plundering some of the men of Teathbha.  He set out thence to
      attack the Connaughtmen, and arrived at Iseal-Chiarain.  
      Toirdhealghach Ua Conchobhair procceded westwards across Ath-Luain.
      Ruaidhri, son of Toirdhealbhach, and the battalion of West
      Connaught, and the recruits of Sil-Muireadhaigh, came to 
      Fordruim; but as they were pitching their camp there, the heroes
      of the North poured upon them without previous notice, and numbers
      of the Connaughtmen were slain by them, and among the rest
      Gillacheallaigh Ua hEidhin, lord of Aidhne, and his son, Aedh;
      Brian Ua Dubhda, lord of Ui-Fiachrach of the North; Muircheartach, 
      son of Conchobhar (who was son of Toirdhealbhach) Ua Conchobhair;
      Domhnall Ua Birn; Domhnall, son of Cathal Ua Conchobhair; and
      Sitric Mac Dubhghaill.  After this Ua Lochlainn proceeded with his
      forces to Loch Aininn, and Ua Maeleachlainn came into his house,
      and left him hostages; and he [Ua Lochlainn], gave him all Meath,
      from the Sinainn to the sea, and also Ui-faelain and Ui-Failghe.
      He gave Ui-Briuin and Conmhaicne to Tighearnan Ua Ruairc, and
      carried the hostages of both with him; and before Ua Lochlainn
      returned back to his house, he billeted the Munstermen upon
      the men of Meath, Breifne, Airghialla, Ulidia, Conaill, and
      Tir-Eoghain, for Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain was seized with a 
      disease on that expedition, which prevented him from returning
      to Munster.  Tadhg Ua Briain was taken prisoner by Diarmaid
      Finn Ua Briain, and blinded by him immediately.  Toirdhealbhach
      proceeded into Munster, and he assumed half the kingdom of
      Munster, through the power of Muircheartach Mac Lochlainn.
      
1154  [Am] The Cinel-Eoghain and Muircheartach, son of Niall, sent
      persons over sea to hire (and who did hire) the fleets of
      the Gall-Gaeidhil, of Ara, of Ceann-tire, of Manainn, and the
      borders of Alba in general, over which Mac Sceiling was in
      command.

      [Am] An army of the north of Ireland was led by Muircheartach
      Ua Lochlainn into Connaught, till he reached Dun-Imghain, in
      Magh-Aei; and he plundered the fort and destroyed the corn-crops
      of Magh-Luirg and Magh-Aei.  He did not, however, obtain cows
      or hostages.  He afterwards directed his course across the ford
      of Innsin-Sruthra into Breifne, and compelled the men of
      Breifne to submit to Tighearnan Ua Ruairc; and Ua Lochlainn
      banished Godfrey Ua Raghallaigh into Connaught.  he proceeded
      from thence to Ath-cliath; and the foreigners of Ath-cliath
      submitted to him as their king; and he gave the foreigners
      twelve hundred cows, as their wages, after which he returned
      to his house.

      [AM] A prey was taken by the people of Desmond from the
      Dal-gCais, and a prey was taken by the Dal-gCais from those
      of Desmond.  His own son was blinded by the son of Deoradh Ua 
      Flainn, because he had assumed the lordship of Ui-Tuirtre in 
      opposition to his father.  The son of Deoradh was afterwards
      banished into Connaught by Ua Lochlainn.

1155  [AM] An army was led by Muircheartach, son of Niall Ua Lochlainn,
      to Ath-Duinne-Calman on the Inneoin; and he took the hostages of
      Teathbha, and he gave a full restitution of the cattle of the men
      of Meath to such as he had before plundered.  He also gave the
      kingdom of Meath, from the Sinainn to the sea, to Donnchadh, son
      of Domhnall Ua Maeleachlainn, after which he returned to his
      house.

1156  [AM] The first year of Muircheartach Ua Lochlainn over Ireland.

      [AU] A hosting by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn into Ulidia, so that 
      he took away pledges to his choice.  And it is upon that 
      hosting also Ua Inneirghi was killed on a surprise party.

      [AU] Another hosting also by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn to the 
      South of Bregha, so that he took away the hostages of 
      Leinster from Mac Murchadha in return for the whole province.  
      After that the Cenel-Eogain and the Airghialla went into Ossory,
      until they reached the Plain of Daire-mor, so that the nobles 
      of Ossory came into the house of Ua Lochlainn.

1157  [AU] Cu-Uladh Ua Caindelbain was killed in treachery by Donnchadh, 
      son of Domnall Ua Mael-Sechnnaehli Merry, who thereby dishonoured
      the successor of Patrick and the Staff of Jesus and Mac Lachlainn,       
      along with the nobles of the North.

      [AU] The successor of Patrick (namely, the arch-bishop of Ireland)       
      consecrated the church of the Monks [of Mellifont, near Drogheda],
      in presence of the clergy of Ireland, that is, of the Legate and
      of Ua Osein and of Grenne and of the other bishops and in 
      presence of many of the laity, around Ua Lachlainn, that is, 
      around the king of Ireland and Donnchadh Ua Cerbaill and 
      Tigernan Ua Ruairc.  Moreover, Muircertach Ua Lochlainn gave 
      eight score cows and three score ounces of gold to the Lord and
      to the clergy.  He gave also a townland at Drochait-atha to the       
      clergy, namely, Finnabhair-na-ningen.  And three score ounces of
      gold by Ua Cerbaill and three score ounces more by the daughter
      of Ua Mael-Sechlainn, by the wife of Tigernan Ua Ruairc.  

      [AU] A hosting by Muircertach Ua Lachlainn along with the North of       
      Ireland into Munster, until they reach the Green of Limerick and 
      the nobles of Munster around their kings came into the house of 
      Ua Lachlainn and left their pledges with him.

1158  [AU] A hosting by Ua Lachlainn into Tir-Conaill also, so that he 
      wasted Fanat entirely.

1159  [AU] A hosting by Muirchertach Ua Lachlainn into Meath, so that he 
      left Donnchadh Ua Mael-Sechlainn in full kingship of Meath, from       
      Shannon to sea. -A hosting by Muircertach Ua Lachlainn along 
      with the nobles of Cenel-Eogain to Ath-Fhirdeadh in aid of the
      Airghialla.  Howbeit, the Connachtmen and the Conmaicni and all 
      the Ui-Briuin and a large battalion of Munstermen came as 
      far as Ath-na-caisberna to give battle to them.  On the other 
      side, the Cenel-Eogain and Airgialla under Ua Lachlainn advanced
      to attack the same ford.  But defeat is inflicted upon the 
      Connachtmen and  upon the Conmaicni and upon the Ui-Briuin, as 
      they were in all, namely, six large battalions of them and the 
      two other battalions inflict stark slaughter upon them.

      [AU] A hosting by Muircertach Ua Lachlainn with the Cenel-Eogain 
      and with the Airgialla and the Ulidians and Cenel-Conaill into       
      Connacht, so that they burned Dun-mor and Dun-Ciaraidhi and 
      Dun-na-nGall and wasted much of the land besides, until they 
      returned to their own country after that, without peace, without
      pledges.  

1160  [AU] The defeat of Magh-Lughad was inflicted by the Cenel-Eogain 
      of Telach-og upon Ua Gailmredhaigh and upon Domnall Ua Cricain 
      and upon the Ui-Fiacrach, so that a large party of them were 
      killed.  And it is on that occasion Muircertach Ua Neill fell
      innocently [i.e., undesignedly] by Lochlann Ua Lachlainn, but 
      so that in revenge of him Lochlann fell afterwards by the son 
      of Ua Neill.-A hosting by Muirchertach Ua Lachlainn along with 
      the Cenel-Eogain and the Airgialla, until they came to Magh-dula,
      to expel Ua Gairmleghaidh.  But Ua Gairmleghaidh fell in treachery 
      by Domnall Ua Maelruanaigh, by direction of Ua Lochlainn, after 
      the dishonouring of the clergy of Ireland and of his oaths by 
      him.  And his head was carried to Ard-Macha, in reparation to 
      Patrick and Collumcille.

1161  [AU] A hosting by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn into Tir-Briuin: the 
      way they went was past the Confluence of Cluain-Eois, through 
      the length of the country, until Tigernan Ua Ruairc abandoned 
      his camp to them.  From that to the Well of Messan.  The 
      Airgialla and Ulidians came to that place to him and Mac 
      Murchadha with the Leinstermen and a battalion of Foreigners 
      came, so that they all went into the Plain of Tethbha.  Then 
      Ua Conchbuir came from the west, across the Shannon and gave 
      pledges to Ua Lochlainn and there-upon Ua Lochlainn gave his 
      entire Fifth [province] to him.  

      [AU] Another hosting by Ua Lochlainn, into Meath, into an assembly
      of the Men of Ireland, both laics and clerics, at Ath-na-Dairbrighe,
      so that he received the pledges of them all.  

1162  [AU] Total separation of the houses from the churches of Daire was 
      made by the successor of Colum-cille, (namely, Flaithbertach) and 
      by the king of Ireland, that is, by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn;  
      where were demolished eighty houses, or something more.  And the 
      stone wall of the Centre was likewise built by the successor of 
      Collum-cille and malediction upon him who should come over it for
      ever.

      [AU] A hosting by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn along with very large
      portion of the Half of Conn to Magh-Fitharta, so that they were 
      a week therein, burning the corn and towns of the Foreigners.  
      The foreigners, however, inflicted defeat upon their horse-host, 
      so that they killed six or seven of them and got not 
      their demand on that occasion.

1163  [AU] Nial, son of Muircertach, son of Mac Lochlainn, was taken 
      prisoner by the Ui-Maine.

1164  [AU] Select members of the Community of Ia, namely, the 
      arch-priest, Augustin and the lector (that is, Dubsidhe) 
      and the Eremite, Mac Gilla-duib and the Head of the Celi-De, 
      namely, Mac Forcellaigh and select members of the Community of 
      Ia besides came on behalf of the successor of Colum-cille, 
      namely, Flaithbertach Ua Brolchain's acceptance of the abbacy 
      of Ia, by advice of Somharlidh and of the Men of Airthir-Gaedhel
      and of Insi-Gall; but the successor of Patrick and the king of
      Ireland, that is, Ua Lochlainn and the nobles of Cenel-Eogain 
      prevented him.  

      [AU] The great church of Daire was built by the successor of 
      Colum-cille, that is, by Flaithbertach, son of the Bishop Ua 
      Brolchain and by the Community of Colum-cille and by Muircertach 
      Ua Lochlainn, arch-king of Ireland.  And the top stone of that 
      great church, wherein there are ninety feet in length, was 
      completed within the space of forty days.

      [AM] The great church of Derry built by the Coarb of
      ColumbKill, by Flahvertagh mac in Espug O'Brolchan, by
      Sama-Coluim-Kille, and by Murtagh O'Neale [recte, Murtagh
      mac Neale Ua Lochlainn], Archking of Ireland.

1165  [AU] The turning of the Ulidians upon Ua Lochlainn took place 
      and a foray was made by them upon the Ui-Meith, so that they 
      took away many cows and killed a multitude of persons.  A foray 
      also was made by them upon the eastern Ui Bresial and another 
      foray upon Dal-riatai.- A hosting by Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, 
      along with both Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eogain and the Airgialla,       
      into Ulidia, so that they harried all the country, except the chief 
      churches of the Ulidians and killed a countless number of them,
      including Echmarcach, son of Mac Gilla-espuic, and including Ua
      Lomanaigh and they expelled Eochaidh Mac Duinnsleibhe from Ulida.  
      And Ua Lochlainn gave the kingship to Donnsleibhe and all the 
      Ulidians gave their pledges to Ua Lochlainn, through the might 
      of his regal power.

      [AU] Eochaidh again attempts to obtain the kingship of Ulidia; 
      but the Ulidians expelled him through fear of Ua Lochlainn and 
      he was fettered by Donnchadh Ua Cerbaill, arch-king of Airgialla, 
      by order of Ua Lochlainn.-Another hosting by Muircertach Ua 
      Lochlainn along with the Cenel-Eogain to Inis-lachain, so that 
      they burned the Island and razed it.  After that, the Cenel-Eogain
      around Ua Lochlainn come to their houses with great triumph and 
      with many ships and numerous treasures beside.  After that, 
      Donnchadh Ua Cerbaill, arch-king of Airgialla and Eochaidh Mac 
      Duinnsleibhe come into the presence of Ua Lochlainn, to ask for 
      the kingship for Mac Duinnsleibhe, so that Ua Lochlainn gave the
      entire kingship to Mac Duinnsleibhe, in return for the pledges 
      of all Ulidia.  So that Mac Duinnsleibhe gave the son of 
      every chief of Ulidia and his own daughter in pledge to 
      O'Lochlainn.  And there were given to him many treasures, 
      including the sword of the son of the Earl and he gave Bairche 
      to Ua Lochlainn and Ua Lochlainn gave it to Donnchadh Ua Cerbaill.  
      And moreover, there was given a townland to the clergy of Saball, 
      by reason of the properity of the reign of Ua Lochlann.

1166  [AU] Aedh Ua Maelfabhaill, king of Carraic-Bracaidhe, was killed 
      by Muirchertach Ua Lochlainn [s. of Nial Ua Lochlan] in treachery.

      [AU] Eochaidh Mac Duinnsliebhe was blinded by Muircertach Ua 
      Lochlainn, in violation of the protection of the successor of 
      Patrick and of the Staff of Jesus and of Donnchadh Ua Cerbaill,
      namely, the arch-king of Airgialla.

      [AU] A hosting by Donnchadh Ua Cerbaill, with the Airghialla and 
      with the Ui-Briuin and the Conmaicni, into Tir-Eogain, to attack 
      Ua Lochlainn, by direction of the Cenel-Eogain themselves, in 
      consequence of Ua Lochlainn, arch-king of Ireland, being abandoned 
      by them.  so that Ua Lochlainn came, with a small party of the 
      Cenel-Eogain of Telach-og, to deliver an assault upon them at 
      Fidh-O-n-Echtach.  And even those very men, they abandoned him.  
      So there fell in that place Muircertach (son of Niall) 
      Ua Lachlainn, arch-king of Ireland.  And he was the Augustus of 
      all the North-West of Europe for valour and championship.  And a 
      few of Cenel-Eogain were killed there, namely, thirteen men.  
      A great marvel and wonderful deed was done then: to wit, the king 
      of Ireland to fall without battle, without contest, after his 
      dishonouring the successor of Patrick and the Staff of Jesus and 
      the successor of Colum-cille and the Gospel of Martin and many 
      clergy besides.  Howbeit, his body was carried to Ard-Macha and 
      buried there, in dishonour of the succcessor of Colum-cille with 
      his Community and Colum-cille himself and the head of the students 
      of Daire fasted regarding it-for his being carried to burial.

      [AU] Or it may be on this year below the killing of Muircertach 
      Ua Lochlain occurs.

1167  [AU] A hosting by Ruaidhri Ua Concobair with the nobles of Ireland
      about him to Ard-Macha.  From this they marched to Belach-grene 
      and from this to Fernach-na-mebhla, until the Cenel-Eogain 
      collected a fighting force around Niall Mac Lochlainn, to deliver 
      a camp attack upon the men of Ireland.  Howbeit, God prevented 
      that, through the benediction of Patrick and through the felicity 
      of Rauidhri Ua Concobair and of the Men of Ireland likewise.  For 
      the Cenel-Eogain closed around a sallow brake that appeared like 
      the opposing forces, so that each of them proceeded to slaughter 
      the other there, except that persons were not killed.  So the 
      hosts after that proceeded under Ua Conchobair to go to pillage 
      and burn Tir-Eogain, until some of the Cenel-Eogain came into his
      house and gave hostages to him.  And they went after that, through 
      the length of Fir-Manach and to Ess-raudh, safe to their home.  

      [AU] Muiredhach Mac Canai was killed by the sons of Mac Lochlainn 
      in reparation to Patrick and the Staff of Jesus, by direction of 
      his own kinsmen. 

      [AM] A hosting and mustering of the men of Ireland, with their
      chieftains, by Ruaidhri Ua Conchobhair.  Thither came Diarmaid,
      son of Cormac, lord of Desmond; Muirchertach Ua Briain, lord of
      Thomond; Diarmaid Ua Maeleachlainn, King of Meath; Donnchadh
      Ua Cearbhaill, Lord of Oirghialla; and all the chieftains of
      Leinster.  They afterwards arrived in Tir-Eoghain, and Ua
      Conchobhair divided the territory into two parts, i.e., gave
      that part of Tir-Eogain north of the mountain, i.e., Callainn, 
      to Naill Ua Lochlainn, for two hostages, i.e., Ua Cathain of
      Craebh, and Macan-Ghaill Ua Brain, and that part of the country
      of the Cenel to the south of the mountain to Aedh Ua Neill, for
      two other hostages, i.e., Ua Maelaedha, one of the Cenel-Aedghusa,
      and Ua hUrthuile, one of the Ui-Tuirtre Ua Neill's own foster-
      brothers.

1169  [AM] The kingdom of Cenel-Eogain was assumed by Conchobhar
      Ua Lochlainn.

1170  [AU] Concobhar, son of Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, king of 
      Cenel-Eogain, royal heir of all Ireland, was killed by Aedh 
      Mac Cana the Little and by the Ui-Caracan, Easter Saturday in 
      the centre of the Great Third of Ard-Macha.

1171  [AM] A predatory incursion was made by Niall, son of Mac
      Lochlainn, and the Cenel-Eogain into Ulidia, and numbers were
      slain by them; and they carried off countless cows.  The hostages
      of Airghialla were afterwards taken by Niall Ua Lochlainn.

1176  [AU] The castle of Slane, wherein was Ricard Fleming with his 
      host, where-from the Airgialla and Ui-Briuin and Fir-Midhe were 
      being pillaged, was destroyed by Mael-Sechlainn, son of Mac 
      Lochlainn, king of Cenel-Eogain and by the Cenel-Eogain 
      themselves and by the Airgialla; where were killed one hundred 
      or more of the Foreigners, besides women and children and the 
      horses of the castle that were killed, so that no person escaped 
      alive out of the castle.  

      [AU] Niall, son of Mac Lochlainn, was killed by Muinnter-Branain.

1177  [AU] Aedh Ua Neill (namely, "The lazy youth"), king of 
      Cenel-Eoghain for a time and royal heir of all Ireland, was 
      killed by Mael-Sechlainn, son of Mac Lochlainn and by Ardgal, 
      son of Mac Lochlainn (that is, son to that Mael-Sechlainn).  
      But Ardgal himself was killed by Ua Neill at his being killed 
      there.

      [AI] Melaghlin Ua Neill [recte Mac Loughlin], at the head
      of the Cenel-Eogain, and Rory Mac Dunslevy, at the head of the
      Ulidians, accompanied by the Archbishop of Armagh, Gilla-an-
      choimdedh O'Carran, the Bishop of Ulidia, and the clergy of the
      north of Ireland, repaired with their noble relics to Downpatrick,
      to take it from John De Courcy.  A fierce battle was fought between
      them, in which the Cenel-Eogain and Ulidians were defeated, with
      the loss of five hundred men, among whom were Donnell O'Laverty,
      chief of Clan Hamill; Conor O'Carellan, chief of Clann Dermot;
      Gilla Mac Liag O'Donnelly, chief of Ferdroma; Gilla-an-Choimdedh
      Mac Tomulty, chief of Clan Mongan; and the chiefs of Clan Cartan 
      and Clan Fogarty.  The Archbishop of Armagh, the Bishop of
      Down, and all the clergy, were taken prisoners; and the English
      got possession of the croziers of St. Comgall and St. Dachiarog,
      the Canoin Phatruic [Book of Armagh], besides a bell called
      Ceolan an Tighearna.  They afterwards, however, set the bishops 
      at liberty, and restored the Canoin Phatruic and the bell, but
      they killed all the inferior clergy, and kept the other noble
      relics, which are still in the hands of the English.
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1181  [AU] A hosting by Domnall, son of Aedh Ua Lochlainn and by the 
      Cenel-Eogain of Telach-oc into Ulidia, and they gained a battle 
      over the Ulidians and over Ui-Tuirtri and over Fir-Li, around 
      Ruaidhri Mac Duinnsleibhe and around Cu-Midhe Ua Flainn.

1182  [AU] A hosting by Domnall Ua Lochlainn to Dun-mbo in Dal-riatai 
      and battle was there given by him to the Foreigners and defeat 
      was inflicted upon the Cenel-Eogain and Raghnall Ua Breislein 
      was killed there and Gilla-Crist Ua Cathan was killed there and 
      many others.  And the Gospel of St. Martin was carried off with 
      them by the Foreigners.

1185  [AU] Mael-Sechlainn, son of Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, was killed 
      by the Foreigners.

1186  [AU] Deposition of Domnall, son of Aedh Ua Lochlainn and crowning 
      of Ruaidhri Ua Flaithbertach by a party of the Cenel-Eogain of 
      Telach-oc.-Gilla-Patrick, grandson of "the stooping gillie," 
      chief of Ui-Branan, was killed by Domnall Ua Lochlainn, by 
      direction of the Muinnter-Branan themselves.

1187  [AU] Ruaidhri Ua Flaithbertaigh, king of Cenel-Eogain, was killed 
      on a foray in Tir-Conaill.

1188  [AU] The Foreigners of the castle of Magh-Coba and a party of the 
      Ui-Echach of Ulidia came on a foray into Tir-Eogain, until they
      reached to Leim-mic-Neill and seized cows there.  And Domnall Ua
      Lochlainn went against them with a force of his own party, until 
      he overtook them at Cabhan of the High Trees.  They gave them 
      battle and it went against the Foreigners and slaughter of them 
      was inflicted.  And a thrust of a foreign spear was given 
      to the king alone, so that he fell there in the conflict: that is,
      Domnall, son of Aedh Ua Lochlainn, king of Ailech and royal heir 
      of Ireland for form and for sense and for excellence and for 
      prudence.  And he was carried that very day to Ard-Macha and 
      buried there honourably.

1189  [AU] Domnall, son of Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, was killed by the 
      Foreigners of Dal-Araidhe, whilst amongst themselves.

1196  [AU] Muircertach, son of Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, king of 
      Cenel-Eogain and royal heir of all Ireland, namely, tower of 
      championship and valour of the Half of Conn, dissolver of the 
      Foreigners and of castles, upholder of churches and dignities, 
      was killed by Donnchadh, son of Bloscadh Ua Cathan, by counsel 
      of all Cenel-Eogain: that is, after pledging the three Shrines 
      and the Canon of Patrick to him in the southern church of 
      Ard-Macha before that.  And he was carried to Daire of 
      Colum-cille and was buried honourably.

1197  [AU] A hosting by John De-Courcy with the Foreigners of Ulidia 
      to Ess-craibhe, so that they built the castle of Cell-Santain 
      and the cantred of Ciannachta was desolated by them.  Moreover, 
      in that castle was left Roitsel Fitton and a force along with 
      him.  Then Roitsel Fitton came on a foray to the Port of Daire, 
      so that he pillaged Cluain-i and Enach and Derc-bruach.  But
      Flaithbertach Ua Maeldoraidh (namely, king of Cenel-Conaill and 
      Cenel-Eogain) overtook them with a small force of the 
      Cenel-Conaill and the Cenel-Eogain, so that he inflicted defeat 
      upon them on the strand of the Nuathconnbhail and they were 
      slaughtered to a large number (namely, around the son of Ardgal 
      Ua Lochlainn), through miracle of Colum-cille and Cainnech 
      and Brecan whose churches they pillaged there.

1199  [AU] A hosting by John De-Courcy into Tir-Eogain through the 
      churches: namely, Ard-sratha and Rath-both were destroyed by 
      him until he reached Daire, so that he was there two nights 
      over a week, destroying Inis-Eogain and the country besides.  
      And he would not have gone there from for a long time, had not 
      Aedh Ua Neill, with a force of five ships, reached Cell in 
      Latharna, so that he burned a part of the town and killed 
      twenty, wanting two, therein.  Then the Foreigners of Magh-Line 
      and Dal-Araidhe were, three hundred strong, both in mail and 
      without mail, in front of him and they noticed not, until the 
      Foreigners poured against them, burning the town.  Thereupon 
      they gave battle in the centre of the town and it went against 
      the Foreigners.  And the Irish gave five defeats to them 
      thenceforward, until they went into their ships and only five 
      of the people of Ua Neill were lost.  Thereafter John went away, 
      when he heard that.-Great war between Cenel-Conaill and 
      Cenel-Eogain, so that Cenel-Conaill gave the kingship to 
      Ua Eicnigh.  Then he came to meet them to the Termonn of 
      St. Dabeoc.  Ua Neill with the Men of Magh-Itha came against 
      him, to prevent him, so that each of them saw the other.  And Ua 
      Eicnigh was defeated and left pledges.  From here Aedh Ua Neill 
      and the Cenel-Eogain went on the same day, until they harried 
      Cenel-Conaill around the Plain of Magh-Itha and took countless 
      cattle-spoil away with them.  And it is on that foray Niall Ua 
      Duibhdirma was killed on a surprise party.  After that, a 
      hosting was made by Aedh Ua Neill and by the Cenel-Eogain to the 
      Plain of Magh-Itha, to give battle to the Cenel-Conaill, so that 
      the Cenel-Conaill abandoned the camp and they made a kind of peace
      then.

1200  [AU] The Foreigners of Ulidia made three forays into Tir-Eogain
      and the thrid foray they made, they made a camp at Domnach-mor
      of Magh-Imclair.  They sent a large foray abroad.  Aedh Ua Neill
      came to rescue the prey, until himself and the Foreigners met and
      defeat was inflicted upon the Foreigners and countless slaughter 
      was put upon them and they stole away in the night, until they went
      past Tuaim.

1201  [AU] A hosting by Aedh Ua Neill in aid of Cathal Red-Hand with 
      the Men of Magh-Itha and with the Airghialla, until they came to 
      Tech-Baithin of Airtech.  They turned there until they came to 
      Es-dara and Cathal Carrach with the nobles of Connacht and 
      William de Burgh with the Fireigners of Limerick along with him 
      overtook them.  And the North of Ireland was defeated and Ua 
      Eienigh, arch-king of Airgialla and many others were lost.

      [AU] Aedh Ua Neill was deposed by the Cenel-Eogain and the 
      coronation of Conchobar Mac Lachlainn was effected by them. 
      And he made a foray into Tir-Ennai, so that he took away cows 
      innumerable and killed people.  Then came Eicnechan Ua Domnaill 
      with the fleet of Cenel-Conaill and with their host on land, so 
      that they formed a camp at Gaeth-in-cairrgin.  Thereafter came 
      the Clann-Diarmata to Port-rois on the other side, to act 
      against the fleet.  After that, there were sent against them 
      the thirteen ships full of the host, so taht the battle went 
      against the Clann-Diarmata. Thereupon MacLachlainn (namely, 
      Conchubhur the Little) came to their aid, until his horse was 
      wounded and he fell of that fall by the Cenel-Conaill, in 
      reparation of St. Colum-cille and of his successor and of his 
      Shrine that he dishonoured.  And through the same miracle 
      Conchobur killed Murchadh Ua Crichain, king of Ui-Fiachrach.

1202  [AU] Maghnus, son of Diarmait Ua Lachlainn, was killed by 
      Muircertach Ua Neill.  Muircertach Ua Neill, however was killed 
      at the same time.

1204  [AU] Diarmait, son of Muircertach Ua Lochlainn, with a force of 
      Foreigners came on a foray into Tir-Eogain, so that they 
      plundered the Shrine of St. Colum-cille, until a party of the 
      Cenel-Eogain over-took them and defeat was inflicted upon the 
      Foreigners and Diarmait was killed through miracles of the Shrine.

1207  [AU] A hosting by Hugo de Lacy with the Foreigners of Meath and 
      of Leinster into Telach-oc, so that churches and crops were
      burned.  And they took not thepledges or hostages of Aedh
      Ua Neill on that occasion.

1209  [AU] A foray-hosting by Aedh ua Neill into Inish-Eogain and
      Ua Domnaill overtook him, so that they gave battle, wherein were 
      killed a countless number of persons on each side.  Here was
      killed Domnall Mac Murchadha of the Cenel-Eogain; also Ferghal 
      Ua Baighill and Cathbarr Ua Domnaill and Cormac Ua Domnaill and
      David Ua Dochurtaigh, with a multitude of the nobles of Cenel-
      Conaill along with them.

1211  [AU] The Foreigners came to Narrow-Water, until Aedh Ua Neill
      assembled Cenel-Conaill and Cenel-Eogain and the Airghialla, so 
      that they [the foreigners] were killed by him.

1212  [AU] Aedh Ua Neill, king of Cenel-Conaill and of Cenel-Eogain and 
      of the Airghialla overtook them and defeat was inflicted upon the 
      Fireigners, wherein were killed a countless number of them.

1213  [AU] Domnall Ua Daimin was killed by the sons of Mac Lachlainn at
      the door of the Monastery of Daire of St. Colum-cille.

1214  [AU] Ua Cathain and the Men of Craibh came to Daire to seize a 
      house against the sons of Mac Lachlainn, so that between them 
      they killed the great manciple of the Monastery of Daire.  But 
      God and St. Colum-cille wrought a great miracle therein: the 
      man that assembled and mustered the force, namely, Mathgamain
      Mag Aithne, was killed in reparation to Colum-cille immediately,
      at the door of the Penitentiary of Colum-cille.

      Aedh Ua Neill gave a defeat to the Foreigners and stark slaughter 
      of the Foreigners was inflicted therein and Carrlongport was burned,
      both people and effects, on the same day.

1215  [AU] A foray was made by Aedh, son of Mael-Sechlainn MacLochlainn
      upon the successor of Colum-cille and a herd of cattle was carried
      off by him.  And himself was killed by the Foreigners in the same
      year through miracle of Colum-cille.

      [AU] Bean-Midhe, daugher of Ua Einigh, wife of Aodh Ua Neill, 
      king of Aileach, rested in good penance. - A hosting by Aedh 
      Ua Neill into Ulidia and he inflicted great defeat upon the 
      Foreigners of Ulidia.

1220  [AU] Fonachtan Ua Bronain, successor of Colum-cille, rested in
      peace.  And there ensued contention between the Community of Daire
      and the Cenel-Eogain, respecting the selection in his stead.
      It is this was done then: the Community of Diare chose
      Mac Cathmail into the succession and Aedh Ua Neill and the
      Cenel-Eogain chose Flann Ua Brolcain.  After that, moreover, there
      ensued contention between the Community of Daire and O'Brolcain
      and O'Brolcain was put out of the succession.

1222  [AM] The son of Hugo de Lacy came to Ireland, without the consent
      of the King of England, and joined Aedh Ua Neill.  Both set out 
      to oppose the English of Ireland, and first went to Coleraine, 
      where they demolished the castle.  They afterwards went into
      Meath and Leinster, and destroyed a great number of persons on 
      that occasion.  The English of Ireland mustered twenty-four
      battalions at Dundalk, whither Aedh Ua Neill, and the son of
      Hugo de Lacy, came to oppose them with four great battalions.
      The English upon this occasion gave his own demands to Ua Neill.

      [AM] Niall Ua Neill violated Derry with the daughter of O'Kane,
      but God and St. Columbkille were avenged for that deed, for he
      did not live long after it.

1225  [AU] A great hosting was made by Aedh Ua Neill into Connacht,
      by invitation of the sons of Ruaidhri Ua Conchobair and by
      invitation of all Sil-Muiredhaigh, save Mac Diarmata alone,
      namely Cormac, son of Tomaltach, so that he went through
      the length of Connacht eastwards to the woods of Ath-luain,
      so that he was a night at the Heights of Uana.  And they pillaged
      Loch-nen and he brought the treasures of Ua Conchobair with him 
      there-from.  He came after that to Carn-fraich and Tairrdhelbach, 
      son of Ruaidhri, was crowned there.  And he went on a quick march 
      to his house, on hearing that a large force of Foreigners and of
      Momonians [was making] towards him, under Donnchadh Cairbrech Ua
      Briain and under Geoffrey Mares, led by Aedh Ua Conchobair and
      by Mac Diarmata.  And when they did not catch Ua Neill, they
      followed the sons of Ruaidhri until they drove them to the 
      protection of Ua Neill again.  The Momonians on that occasion
      killed Echmarcach Mac Branain, chief of Corco-Achlann, at 
      Cell-Cellaigh. 

1230  [AU] Aedh Ua Neill, king of the North of Ireland and king of 
      all the Half of Conn and worthy future arch-king of all Ireland 
      and the person of the Gaidhil that most killed and pillaged the 
      Foreigners and destroyed castles, died.  And the person that it 
      was least thought would find eath otherwise than by the 
      Foreigners rested in Christ.

1232  [AU] A hosting by Domnall Ua Lochlainn, namely by the king of 
      Cenel-Eogain, along with the Foreigners and with the Gaidhil, 
      into Tir-Conaill, whereby he destroyed much in Fanat and in 
      Tir-Conaill and took away the hostages of Domnall Ua Baighill 
      and of Ua Taircheirt with him.

1234  [AU] Domnall, son of Aedh Ua Neill, king of Cenel-Eogain and 
      future king of Ireland, was killed by Mac Lochlainn and by
      the Cenel-Eogain themselves.

      [AM] Domnall, the son of Aedh Ua Neill, Lord of the Cenel-Eogain
      and heir presumtive to the sovereignty of Ireland, was slain by 
      Mac Loughlin (Domnall) and the Cenel-Eogain themselves, and
      Domnall assumed the Lordship.

1238  [AM] An army was led by Mac Maurice, Lord Justice of all Ireland,
      and Hugo de Lacy, Earl of Ulster, into Tyrone and Tirconnell.  
      They deposed Mac Loughlin (Domnall) and gave the government of
      Tyrone to the son of Ua Neill, [i.e., Brian] and they themselves       
      obtained the hostages of the north.

1239  [AU] The battle of Carn-Siadhail was fought by Domnall Mag 
      Lachlainn, wherein was killed Domnall O'Neill of Tamnach and 
      Mag Mathgamna and the nobility of all Cenel-Moen and a multitude 
      more were slain. And he (namely, Domnall Mag Lachlainn) had 
      been dethroned the year before that and he assumed the same 
      kingship again, on the morrow of that great defeat he inflicted.

1241  [AU] The battle of Cam-eirghi was given by Brian O'Neill and 
      Mael-Sechlainn O'Domnaill, king of Cenel-Conaill, to Domnall 
      Mag Lochlainn, namely to the King of Tir-Eogain, so that Domnall
      Mag Lochlainn was killed therein and ten of his own tribe around
      him and all the chiefs of Cenel-Eogain and many other good persons
      likewise.  And the kingship was taken by Brian O'Neill after him.

1246  [AU] Murchadh O'hAnluain, king of the Oirrthir, was killed
      by direction of Brian Ua Neill.

1248  [AU] Craft were carried by Brian Ua Neill, namely by the arch-king
      of the North of Ireland, from Loch-Feabhaill into Magh-Itha,
      past the Termon of St. Dabeoc, into Lorc, until he reached
      Loch-Eirne, so that he took away countless spoils and broke
      down a castle there.

1250  [AU] Cecily, daughter of Mac Lochlainn, that is, queen of the North
      of Ireland, died.

1251  [AU] Ardghal Ua Flaithbertaigh royal heir of Ailech, candle of 
      the companionship and hospitality of the North of Ireland, died.

1252  [AU] Conchobur Mac Cathmhail, royal chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh,
      and of many teritories besides, tower of hospitality and valour
      of the North of Ireland, peace-maker of Cenel-Conaill and
      Cenel-Eogain and the Airghialla, was killed by the routs of Brian
      Ua Neill, whilst he was defending his protection against them
      and he himself was under the safeguard of Ua Gailmredhaigh and
      of Ua Cathain.

      The Justiciary of Ireland came with a great host to Ard-Macha
      and therefrom into Ui-Eathach and from here backwards to 
      Cluain-Fiacna.  And Brian Ua Neill gave full submission
      to him then and delivered his own brother, that is, Ruaighri
      Ua Neill, as a hostage to them.

1253  [AU] A hosting by Brian Ua Neill that is by the arch-king
      of the North of Ireland, into Magh-Cobha, whereby the castle
      with its people and many other castles in Ulidia were destroyed
      and many persons were killed by him on that expedition.

      The castle of Magh-Cobha was levelled by Brian Ua Neill, king of
       Tir-Eogain.

1258  [AU] A great host was led by Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua 
      Conchobhhair, to meet Brian Ua Neill, to Narrow-Water (namely,
      at the Flagstone of Ua Maeldoraigh).  And all those nobles gave 
      the arch-headship to Brian Ua Neill: that is, the hostages of 
      the son of Feidhlimidh were given to him and the hostages of
      Muinnter-Raighillaigh were given to Aedh Ua Conchbuir and
      the hostages of all Ui-Briuin from Cenaneus to Druim-cliabh.
      

1259  [AM] O'Donnell assembed a very numerous army and marched into
      Tyrone.  Hugh Boy Ua Neill came with another army to meet him,
      and all the country was burned by them.  They went from thence 
      into Oriel, and hostages were given up to them in every place
      through which they passed until their return.

1260  [AU] The battle of Druim-derg was fought in a place which is 
      called Dromma-derg at Dun-da-leathglas by   and 
      Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair, against the Foreigners
      of the North of Ireland, wherein were killed many of the 
      nobles of the Gaidhil, namely, Brian Ua Neill [Brian Catha in
      Duin - Annals of Clanmacnoise] and Domnall Ua Cairre and 
      Diarmait Mag Lachlainn and Maghnus Ua Cathain and Cian Ua 
      Inneirghi and Donnsleibhe Mag Cana and Concobur O'Duibhdirma
      and Aedh, his son, and Amlaim Ua Gairmleaghaidh and Cu-Uladh 
      Ua hAnluain.  

      [AU] Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny was made king over Tir-Eoghain.

1261  [AU] The most worthy of the clergy of Cenel-Conaill were
      killed by Conchobur Ua Neill and by the Cenel-Eogain in
      Doirce of Colum-cille, around Conchobar Ua Firghil.
      Conchobur Ua Neill was, however, killed immediately,
      through miracle of Colum-cille by Donn Ua Breslen, chief
      of Fanat.

      Aed Ua Neill the Tawny was expelled and Niall Culanach
      O'Neill (brother of Aedh) made king.

1263  [AU] Donnsleibe Mac Cathmail, chief of Cenel-Feradhaigh, was 
      slain by Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny.  Aedh the Tawny again became 
      king and Niall Culanach was expelled.

      Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny took the daughter of Mac Goisdealbaigh 
      to wife.

1264  [AU] Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, king of Tir-Eogain, took the
      lordship of Oirghialla.

1265  [Au] Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny and Walter de Burgh, namely, Earl
      of Ulster, went into Tir-Conaill with a host and gained neither
      hold nor sway.

1283  [AU] Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny was killed by Magh Mathgamna (that
      is, by Brian and by Ua Raghallaigh).

1291  [AU] A host was led by Richard de Burgh, namely by the Earl of
      Ulster (that is, the Red Earl) into Tir-Eogain, whereby he deposed
      Domnall, son of Brian Ua Neill and Niall Culanach O'Neill was
      made king by him.  And when the Earl left the country, Niall
      Culanach wad killed by Domnall Ua Neill.  And the son of Aedh
      the Tawny (namely, Brian, son of Aedh the Tawny) was made king,
      with assent of the same Earl, by Mac Martin and by Mac Eoin.  And
      Domnall left the country.

1295  [AU] Brian, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny, was killed by Domnall
      son of Brian Ua Neill and great havoc was wrought of Foreigners
      and Gaidhil along with him (the defeat of the Craibh).

1314  [Au] Niall, son of Brian Ua Neill, the one son of a king who was 
      most bountiful and best in goodness that was in Ireland at the 
      same time as himself, rested in Christ.