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CENEL EOGAN

NORTHERN BRANCHES OF Ui NEILL

Extracts from the Annals of Ireland


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REFERENCES

AI = Analls of Inisfallen 438-1450
AT = Annals of Tigernach 488-1178
AU = Annals of Ulster 431-1541
CS = Chronicon Scotorum 353-1150
FM = Annals of the Four Masters 123-1616


AU 700: AT 700: CS 700

Flann son of Cenn Faelad* son of Suibne was killed.

*Four Masters under AD 698 notes, Fland mac Cind Faelad maic Suibne, rí Ceneoil Éoghain, iugulati sunt.

AU 700

Aurthuile, grandson of Crunnmael, was expelled from the kingship, and proceeds to Britain.

AU 700: CS: 700

Flann the Fair of the Cenél Eogain, son of Mael Tuile grandson of Crunnmael i.e. son of Suibne Menn, dies.

AU 707: FM 705

The slaying of Indrechtach son of Dúnchad of Muirisc. Fergal son of Mael Dúin and Fergal son of Loingsech and Conall Menn, king of Cenél Cairpri, slew him.

    CS 707
    The slaying of Indrechtach son of Dúnchad i.e. of Muirisc, king of the three Connachta. Fergal son of Mael Dúin, king of Cenél Eógain, and Fergal son of Loingsech, king of Cenél Conaill, slew him.

AU 710: CS 710

Fergal son of Mael Dúin begins to reign.

AU 718: CS 718

The battle of Cenannas, in which fell Tuathal grandson of Faelchú and Cellach Diathraibh and Gormgal son of Aed son of Dlúthach and Amalgaid grandson of Conaing and his brother Fergal. Conall Grant was victor, and this Conall Grant, grandson of Cernach, was killed two months after the battle by Fergal, son of Mael Dúin.

AU 721: CS 721

An invasion of the Laigin by Fergal, and the cattle tribute was imposed and the hostages of the Laigin secured for Fergal son of Mael Dúin.

AU 722

The battle of Almain on the third of the Ides 11th of December, the sixth feria, in which fell Fergal son of Mael Dúin, son of Mael Fithrich son of Aed Uairidnach, i.e. by Murchadh son of Bran; and Conall Menn king of Cenél Cairpri; Clothgna son of Colgu; Dub dá Crích; Flann son of Rogallach; Aed Laigen son of Fithchellach, king of Uí Maine; the sons of Muirgius; Nuada son of Dúnchad; Éicnech son of Colgu, king of Airthir; Fergal grandson of Aithechda.

AI 722

A battle between the Uí Néill and the Laigin, i.e. the battle of Uchub, in which fell Ferga, son of Mael Dúin, and many nobles with him, and [there was also a] great slaughter of the Laigin; and Flaithbertach reigned over Uí Néill.

AU 727

The battle of Druim Fornocht* between Cenél Conall and Cenél Eógain, in which Flann son of Aurthuile and Snédgus Derg, descendant of Mrachide, were killed.

AT 727

The battle of Druim Fornochta gained by Flaithbertach son of Loingsech over Aodh Allán son of Fergal between Cenél Conaill and Cenél Eoghain, where Flann son of Erthaile and Snedgus the Red, grandson of Mrachaide, were slain.

AU 732

A battle between Cenél Conaill and Cenél Eógain, in which Aed son of Fergal triumphed over Flaithbertach son of Loingsech* son of Aengus son of Domnall son of Aed son of Ainmire of whose force these leaders were killed: Flann Gohan son of Congal son of Fergus, Flaithgus son of Dub Díberg.

* Four Masters under AD 729 records that after Flaithbertach son of Loingseach, son of Aenghus, had been seven years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died at Ard Macha having resigned his kingdom for a monastic life.

AU 733

Another encounter between Aed son of Fergal and the Cenél Conaill in Mag Itha in which Conaing son of Congal son of Fergus and many others fell.

AT 733

A further congress between Aodh son of Feargal and Genus Conaill in Magh Itha, where Conaing son of Congal son of Fergus Fanad, and many others, fell.

AU 734: AT 734

An encounter in Mag Itha between Flaithbertach son of Loingsech and Fergal's son—Aed Allán—in which the Uí Echdach of Cenél Eógain and others fell.

AT 734

A battle on Mag Itha between Flaithbertach son of Loingsech and Aodh Allan son of Fergal, that is, the Race of Eochaid and the Kindred of Eogan, and therein a slaughter of them was made on both sides.

AU 734

Aed Allán begins to reign.

AU 735: AT 735

A battle in the territory of Muirtheimne between the Uí Néill and the Ulaid, in which Aed Rón, king of Ulaid, and Conchad son of Cuanu, king of Cuib, fell. Aed son of Fergal was victor.

AT 737

A meeting between Aodh Allan and Cathal son of Findguine at Terryglass.

AU 738: AT 738

The battle of Áth Senaig i.e. the 'battle of groans' on the 14th of the Kalends of September, the sixth feria, between the Uí Néill and the Laigin was sternly fought, and the two kings respectively, leaders firm and exalted i.e. Aed Allán king of Temair and Aed son of Colgu king of Laigin. One of them i.e. Aed Allán, though wounded, survived triumphant, but the other i.e. Aed son of Colgu was beheaded by a battle-sword.

AU 741:AT 741

The killing of Murchad son of Fergal son of Mael Dúin.

AT 742: AU 742

The strangling of Conaing (Crag) son of Amalgaid, king of Connacht, by Aodh Allan, in which he perished.

AU 743: AT 743: AI 743

The battle of Seredmag won by Domnall son of Murchad, i.e. in Cenannas, in which fell Aed Allán son of Fergal and Cumuscach son of Conchobor, king of Int Airthir, and Maenach son of Conlaech, king of Uí Chremthainn, and Muiredach son of Fergus Forcraidh, king of Uí Thuirtre.

AU 763

Death of Flann Garad, king of Cenél Meic Erca.

AU 764

Three showers fell in Crích Muiredaig in Inis Eogain, i.e. a shower of pure silver, a shower of wheat, and a shower of honey.

The three showers of Ard Uilinne
Fell from heaven for love of Niall:
A shower of silver, a shower of wheat,
And a shower of honey.

Fergal's manly son
Was dubbed for this among warriors:
Since everyone came to follow them
Niall of the Showers is his name.

A hundred hostages from each province
Was what Niall exacted;
Daring was the noble pledge he gave(?)
To exact them three times.


AU 770

An encounter between Donnchad son of Domnall and Cellach son of Donnchad, and Donnchad went with the army of the Uí Néill against the Laigin and the Laigin eluded him, and went to Scé Nechtain. The Uí Néill remained seven days in Ráith Ailinne, and burned all the confines of the Laigin with fire.

AU 772

The killing of Conchobor, grandson of Mael Dúin.

AU 774

Bodbchad son of Échtgus, king of Cenél Meic Erca, die.

AU 779

A hosting by Donnchad into In Fochla, and he took hostages from Domnall son of Aed Muinderg, king of the North.

AU 778

Niall Frosach son of Fergal in Í Choluim Chille and Aed Finn son of Echaid, king of Dál Riata, died.

AI 778

Death of Aed, grandson of Fergal, king of Uíi Néill.

AU 779

A hosting by Donnchad into In Fochla, and he took hostages from Domnall son of Aed Muinderg, king of the North.

AU 780

A congress of the synods of Uí Néill and Laigin, in the town of Temair, at which were present many anchorites and scribes, led by Dubliter.

AU 787

A battle between Cenél Conaill and Cenél Eógain, in which Mael Dúin son of Aed Allán was victor, and Domnall son of Aed Muinderg was put to flight.

AU 788

Death of Mael Dúin son of Aed Allán, king of In Fochla.

AU 789

The battle of Clóitech between Cenél Eógain and Cenél Conaill in which Cenél Conaill were overthrown, and Domnall escaped—i.e. the battle of Clóitech won by Aed Oirdnide.

AU 794

The invasion of Mugdorna Maigen by Aed son of Niall.

AU 797

The battle of Druim Ríg in which fell two sons of Domnall, i.e. Fínnechta and his brother Diarmait Odar, and Fínnechta son of Follaman, and many others who are not listed. Aed son of Niall son of Fergal was victor.

AU 797

The devastation of Mide by Aed son of Niall, and the beginning of his reign.




Section II AD 800 to AD 899



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