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Ua Dochartaigh of Tir Enna

Extracts from the Annals of Ireland




REFERENCES

AU = Annals of Ulster 431-1541
AI = Annals of Inisfallen 438-1450
FM = Annals of the Four Masters 123-1616
LC = Annals of Loch Ce 1014-1648



Aindiles Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1180

The son of Aindiles Ua Dochurtaigh was killed by the son of Maghnus Ua Cellaca[i]n.

AU 1180

Aindiles Ua Dochartaigh died in Daire of Colum-cille.

Note: Aindiles (Awn-dyil-yes) is the older form of the personal name Ainníleas (Awn-eel-yas), meaning, a child of uncertain parentage or an adopted. The name itself is suggestive and if it had been given to him by his adopted or surrogate parent, it would point to a new bloodline in the lineage of the Cenél Énna.


Echmarcach Ua Dochartaigh


LC 1188

Ruaidhri O'Canannáin, king of Cenel-Conaill for a time, and also royal heir of Erinn, was slain by Flaithbhertach O'Maeldoraidh, through treachery, at the bridge of Sligech, i.e. after being enticed out from the middle of Druim-cliabh; and a brother of his was slain along with him, and a number of his people O'Gairbh, chieftain of Feara-Droma, it was that laid hands on O'Canannáin; and he was himself slain by the people of Echmarcach O'Dochartaigh, in revenge of O'Canannáin.

AU 1188

Ruaidhri Ua Cananna[i]n, king of Cenel-Conaill for a time and royal heir of Ireland, was killed by Flaithbertach Ua Maeldoraidh through treachery, at the Bridge of Slicech, after decoying him out from the centre of Druim-cliabh. And a brother of his was killed along with him and a party of his people. Ua Gairb (namely, Maghnus), chief of Fir-Droma, who laid [violent] hands on Ua Cananna[i]n, was killed by the people of Echmarcach Ua Dochartaigh in revenge of Ua Cananna[i]n.

FM 1188

Rory O'Canannan, sometime Lord of Tirconnell, and heir presumptive to the crown of Ireland, was treacherously slain by Flaherty O'Muldory on the bridge of Sligo, the latter having first artfully prevailed on him to come forth from the middle of Drumcliff. The brother and some of the people of O'Canannan were also killed by him. Manus O'Garve, Chief of Fir-Droma (who had laid violent hands on O'Canannan), was afterwards slain by the people of Eachmarcach O'Doherty, in revenge of O'Canannan's death.

LC 1195

The Gilla-sron-mhael O'Dochartaigh, and the Cenel-Conaill likewise, turned against O'Maeldoraidh.

The Goblet Ua Dochartaigh

LC 1196

Mac Gilla-Eidigh of Cianachta robbed the altar of the great church of Doire-Choluim-Chille, and took therefrom the four best goblets that were in Erinn, viz:—Mac-riabhach, and Mac-solus, and the goblet of O'Maeldoraidh, and the Cam-coruinn, i.e. the goblet of O'Dochartaigh; and he broke them, and took off their precious things. These articles were found on the third day after being stolen; and the person who stole them was discovered, and he was hanged at Cros-na-riagh in revenge of Colum-Cille, whose altar had been profaned.

AU 1197

Mac Gilla-Eidich of the Ciannachta robbed the great altar of the great church of Daire of Columcille and took the four [five] best goblets that were in Ireland therefrom, including ‘the gray son’ and ‘the son of light’ and the goblet of Ua Maeldoraidh and ‘the twisted goblet’ and the goblet of Ua Dochartaich. Moreover, he broke off and took away from them their jewels and their setting. But, on the third day after their being stolen, the treasures and he who stole them were found out. And he was hanged (namely, at the Cross of the Executions) in reparation to Colum-cille, whose altar was profaned there.

FM 1197

Mac Etigh, one of the Kienaghts, robbed the altar of the great church of Derry, and carried off the four best goblets in Ireland, viz. Mac Riabhach, Mac Solas, the goblet of O'Muldory, and the goblet of O'Doherty, called Cam-Corainn. These he broke, and took off their jewels and brilliant gems. On the third day after this robbery, these jewels and the thief were discovered. He was hanged by Flaherty O'Muldory at Cros-na-riagh (i.e. the Cross of Executions), in revenge of Columbkille, whose altar he had profaned.

Echmarcach Ua Dochartaigh continued

LC 1196

Flaithbhertach O'Maeldoraidh, king of Cenel-Conaill, and Cenel-Eoghain, and Airghiall, the defender of Temhair, and royal heir of all Erinn—viz.:—a Conall in heroism, a Cuchullain in valour, and a Guaire in hospitality— died after great suffering, in Inis-Saimer, on the fourth of the nones of February, in the thirtieth year of his reign, and the nine and fiftieth year of his age; and he was honourably interred at Druim-thuama.

And Echmarcach O'Dochartaigh assumed the sovereignty of Cenel-Conaill immediately after; and he was only a fortnight in the sovereignty when John de Curci, accompanied by a large army, went across Tuaim into Tir-Eoghain, and from thence to Ard-sratha, and afterwards round to Doire-Choluim-Chille, where they remained five nights. They went afterwards to Cnoc-Nascain, to transport themselves across it. The Cenel-Conaill, however, with Echmarcach O'Dochartaigh, came towards them, and gave them battle, when two hundred of them the Cenel-Conail were slain, together with their king, i.e. Echmarcach O'Dochartaigh, and Donnchadh O'Tairchert, king-chieftain of Clann-Sneidhghile, and Gillabrighde O'Dochartaigh, and Mac Dubhán, and Mac Ferghail, and the sons of O'Baighill, et aliis nobilibus; and they the Foreigners plundered Inis-Eoghain, and carried off therefrom a great cattle-spoil.

AU 1197

Flaithbertach Ua Maeldoraidh, that is, king of [Cenell-Cona[i]ll and [Cenell-Eoga[i]n and Airgialla, defender of Temhair and royal heir of all Ireland: namely, Conall for championship, Cu-Culainn for prowess, Guaire for generosity, Mac Lughach for athletics, died after choice tribulation in Inis-Saimer, on the 4th of the Nones [2nd] of February, in the thirtieth year of his lordship and in the ninth and fiftieth year of his age. And he was buried honourably in Druim-tuamha.

And Echmarcach Ua Dochartaich takes the kingship of Cenel-Conaill immediately. And he was but a fortnight in the kingship, when John De-Courcy came with a large force under him past Tuaim into Tir-Eogain. From here to Ard-sratha; after that, around to Daire of Colum-cille, so that they were five nights therein. They go then to Cnoc-Nascain, to be carried across it [Lough Swilly]. But the Cenel-Conaill, under Echmarcach Ua Dochartaigh, come to attack them and gave them battle, where two hundred of them [the Irish] were killed, around their king, that is, Echmarcach and around Donnchadh Ua Taircert, namely, royal chief of Clann-Sneidhghile, to wit, the link of generosity and valour and counsel of all Cenel-Conaill and around Gilla-Brighti Ua Dochartaigh and around Mac Dubha[i]n and Mac Ferghail and the sons of Ua Baighill and other nobles. And they [the English] harried Inis-Eogain and carried great cattle-spoil therefrom.


FM 1197

Flaherty O'Muldory, Lord of Kinel-Connell, Kinel-Owen, and Oriel, defender of Tara, heir presumptive to the sovereignty of all Ireland, a Connell in heroism, a Cuchullin in valour, a Guaire in hospitality, and a Mac Lughach in feats of arms, died on Inis Saimer, on the second day of February, after long and patient suffering, in the thirtieth year of his reign, and fifty-ninth of his age, and was interred at Drumhome with due honour.

Eachmarcach O'Doherty (i.e. Gilla Sron-mael) immediately after assumed the chieftainship of Kinel-Connell. A fortnight afterwards John De Courcy, with a numerous army, crossed Toome into Tyrone, thence proceeded to Ardstraw, and afterwards marched round to Derry-Columbkille, where he and his troops remained five nights. They then set out for the hill of Cnoc-Nascain, to be conveyed across it; but the Kinel-Connell, under the conduct of Eachmarcach O'Doherty, came to oppose them, and a battle was fought between them, in which many fell on both sides. The Kinel-Conell were much slaughtered, for two hundred of them were slain, besides Eachmarcach himself and Donough O'Tairchirt, Chief of Clann-Snedhgile Clann-Snelly, the prop of the hospitality, valour, wisdom, and counsel of all the Kinel-Conell; and also Gilla-Brighde O'Doherty, Mag-Duane, Mag-Fergail, the sons of O'Boyle, and many other nobles. The English then plundered Inishowen, and carried off a great number of cows from thence, and then returned.


Domnall Ua Dochartaigh*

LC 1199

Domhnall O'Dochartaigh, king of Cenel-Enna and Ard-Midhair, in pace quievit.

FM 1199

Donnell O'Doherty, Lord of Kinel-Enda and Ard-Mire, died.

* Not cited in the Annals of Ulster


Domnall carrach Ua Dochartaigh

LC 1202

Domhnall Carrach O'Dochartaigh, king-chieftain of Ard-Midhair, was slain by Muinter-Buighill, after plundering many churches and territories.

FM 1202

Donnell Carragh O'Doherty, Royal Chieftain of Ardmire, was slain by the O'Boyles, after he had plundered many churches and territories.

AU 1203

Domnall Carrach Ua Dochartaigh, king of Tir-Conaill was killed by Muinnter-Baighill after pillaging many churches and territories.


Dauid Ua Dochartaigh

FM 1208

A prey was taken by Hugh O'Neill in Inishowen. O'Donnell (Donnell More) overtook him with his forces; and a battle was fought between them, in which countless numbers were slaughtered on both sides. In this battle fell Donnell Mac Murrough, and a great number of the Kinel-Owen with him. In the heat of this conflict fell also Caffar O'Donnell, Farrell O'Boyle, Cormac O'Donnell, David O'Doherty, and other chiefs of the Kinel-Connell. The Kinel-Connell were at length routed by dint of fighting.

AU 1209

A foray-hosting by Aedh Ua Neill into Inis-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.

Note: David Ua Dochurtaigh is said by O'Clery to be the ancestor of the McDavitts or McDaids.


Conor Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1252

Conchobur Ua Dochartaigh, chief of Ard-midhair for a time, died.

LC 1252

Conchobhar O'Dochartaigh, king-chieftain of Ard-Midhair, and the third king-chieftain of Erinn, pillar of the hospitality and bravery of the North, died this year.


Aindiles Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1288

Aindiles O'Dochartaigh, chief of Ard-Midhair, rested in Christ.

LC 1292

Andiles O'Dochartaigh, chieftain of Ard-Midhair, quievit.


Domnall Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1336

A great host was led by Aedh Ua Neill the Stout to Tir-Conaill, whereby were killed the son of John Ua Neill and Geoffrey Ua Domnaill by the people of Ua Dochartaigh.

LC 1339

A great hosting by Aedh Remhar O'Neill to Tir-Conaill, on which occasion the son of John O'Neill, and Godfrey O'Domhnaill, were slain by O'Dochartaigh's people.

AU 1339

Domnall Ua Dochartaigh, arch-chief of Ard-Midhair—and it is not this alone, for there was little wanting from his having the lordship of Inis-Eogain and the lordship of the Cantred of Tir-hEnna and there was scarcely in Ireland a chief that had more people and a larger horse-host and better spirit and valour, hospitality and bestowal than he—and he died in the centre of his own house and John Ua Dochartaigh took his place.

LC 1342

Domhnall O'Dochartaigh, chieftain of Ard-Midhair, a man eminent for bounty, prowess, charity, and humanity, died in his own house in hoc anno, and John O'Dochartaigh assumed his place after him.


Aengus Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1340

Aengus Ua Domnaill was made king by Ua Dochartaigh and by Domnall Ua Baighill the Black and by the power of Aedh Ua Neill the Stout and Niall Ua Domnaill was deposed by them. A short time after that, they gave battle to one another and there were killed by Aengus and by the Clann-Muircertaigh. Aindiles O'Baighill, chief of Tir-hAinmirech and his son and Eogan, son of Art Ua Domnaill and many other persons between them, side for side.

LC 1343

Niall O'Domhnaill was deposed by Aengus O'Domhnaill, and by Domhnall Dubh O'Baighill, and by O'Dochartaigh, and by the power of Aedh Remhar O'Neill, and by the Clann-Suibhne; and Aengus was made king by them all. Niall went again into the country; and the Clann-Muirchertaigh were expelled out of the Breifne by Ualgharg O'Ruairc, Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair, and Tadhg Mac Raghnaill; and they went into Tir-Aedha, and Aengus O'Domhnaill gave them Tir-Aedha, both grass and corn, and with all its other benefits. And a battle was afterwards fought by Aengus O'Domhnaill and the Clann-Muirchertaigh against Niall O'Domhnaill, when Niall was defeated by them; on which occasion Andiles O'Baighill, i.e. the chieftain of Tir-Ainmirech, and his son, and Eoghan, the son of Art O'Domhnaill, et alii multi, were slain.


John Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1356

A great defeat (the defeat of Ath-seanaigh) was inflicted by Cathal junior, son of Cathal Ua Concobhuir, near Ath-senaigh on the Conailli: (namely, on John, son of Concobar Ua Domnaill and) John Ua Dochartaigh, chief of Ard-Midhair and Eogan the Connacian and Toirdelbach Mac Suibhne were taken prisoners by the son of Ua Concobuir. Matthew Mag Samradhain, who was to be chief of Tellach-Eachach, was mortally injured that day and died at his own house. The kingship of Tir-Connaill was taken by the son of Ua Concobuir.

LC 1359

A great defeat was given by Cathal Og O'Conchobhair to the Cenel-Conaill, near Bel-Atha-Senaigh, and John O'Dochartaigh, chieftain of Ard-Midhair, and Eoghan Connachtach, and Toirdhelbhach Mac Suibhne, were moreover taken prisoners there; and a great slaughter was committed there. Matthew Mac Samhradhain, heir to the chieftancy of Tellach-Echach, was wounded that day, and died at home of that wound.


Domnall oge Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1369

Domnall Ua Dochartaigh junior, the son of a chief that was almost the best in Ireland; general patron, that bestowed most of horses and chattel to the learned folk of Ireland and the greatest loss which the erudite received at the end of the world, died, after gaining victory from world and from demon.

Loch Ce 1374

Domhnall Og O'Dochartaigh died in hoc anno.

FM 1374

Donnell Oge, son of John O'Doherty, died.

AU 1380

Defeat was inflicted by Ua Domnaill and by Henry Ua Neill on Ua Dochartaigh and on Conchobur Ua Domnaill junior and on the Clann-Suibne. And there were taken prisoners therein, in addition to what was slain, John Mac Suibne and Murchadh Mac Suibne, namely, two brothers of the Mac Suibne.

FM 1380

A great victory was gained by O'Donnell (Turlough) over Conor Oge, the son of John, son of Conor, son of Hugh, son of Donnell Oge, and over O'Doherty and the Mac Sweenys. Many of their chiefs were slain in the conflict; the two brothers of Mac Sweeny, John and Murrough, were taken prisoners; and they were deprived of considerable spoils, consisting of horses, arms, and armour.


Connor Ua Dochartaigh

FM 1392

A great army was led by O'Neill (Niall) and the sons of Henry O'Neill, with all the Ultonians, into Tirconnell, against O'Donnell (Turlough). Another army was led by Donnell, the son of Murtough, and his kinsmen, against O'Donnell also. The spoils of the territory were carried into the wilds and fastnesses of the country; and O'Donnell, with his forces, remained behind to protect his people. The Connacian army did not halt until they arrived at Ceann-Maghair; and they seized on the spoils of that neighbourhood. O'Donnell, with his forces, pursued and defeated them, and killed numbers of them, and, among others, Donough Mac Cabe. As to O'Neill and the sons of Henry O'Neill, and their army, they plundered O'Doherty's territory, as well churches as lay property, and marched on, without once halting, until they reached Fearsat-Mor, intending to give battle to O'Donnell. Here they remained for a long time face to face, but at length they made peace with each other.

LC 1398

A great war broke out between O'Neill, i.e. Niall Og, and O'Domhnaill, i.e. Toirdhelbhach; and his chieftains and his tribe abandoned O'Domhnaill, so that he was reduced to great straits by the sons of Henry O'Neill, by the sons of John O'Domhnaill, by O'Dochartaigh, and by the Clann-Suibhne. O'Domhnaill's son, (Niall Garbh), and the sons of Domhnall, son of Niall O'Domhnaill, went upon an excursion into Fanat, when John, the son of Maelmuire Mac Suibhne, was captured by them, and they committed a depredation.

FM 1396

Mary, the daughter of O'Kane, and wife of O'Doherty, died.

FM 1407

Owen O'Doherty, heir to the chieftainship of Ardmire, died.

AU 1413

Conchobur Ua Dochartaigh, namely, chief of Ard-Midhair and lord of Inis-Eoghain, died this year.

FM 1413

Conor O'Doherty, Chief of Ardmire, and Lord of Inishowen, a man full of generosity and general hospitality to the wretched and the poor, died.

LC 1413

Conchobhar O'Dochartaigh, i.e. chieftain of Ard-Midhair, and lord of Inis-Eoghain, and a man of universal bounty, died this year.


Niall Ua Dochartaigh

FM 1429

Niall O'Doherty, Chieftain of Ardmire, died.

FM 1438

Cahir O'Doherty died.

John Ua Dochartaigh


FM 1439

O'Doherty, Chief of Ardmire, i.e. John Balv, the son of Conor, died; and his brother Donnell assumed his place.


Domnall Ua Dochartaigh

FM 1440

O'Doherty, Donnell, the son of Conor, Chief of Ardmire, died; and two O'Dohertys were nominated in his place, namely, Edmond, the son of Conor, and Hugh, the son of John.

FM 1440

Finola, the daughter of O'Doherty, and wife of O'Donnel, died.

AU 1454

Ua Domnaill, namely, Rughraidhe, son of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, was killed by Domnall, son of Niall Ua Domnaill (the Rough). And it was thus he was killed: to wit, Ua Dochartaigh captured Domnall in treachery and put him, into the castle of Inis. The people of Ua Dochartaigh, that is, the party guarding Domnall, proved false to Ua Dochartaigh: namely, made himself prisoner, and liberated Domnall. When Ua Domnaill, that is, Rughraidhe, learned that Domnall was captured by Ua Dochartaigh, he mustered a host to him and went and surrounded the castle of Inis. And the other Ua Domnaill, namely, Domnall, was safe therein and Ua Dochartaigh in custody therein with his own people and with Domnall. Rughraidhe and Mac Uibilin were attacking the castle against Domnall. Now, Domnall went on the top of the castle and cast a stone forth therefrom (on the Nones 7th of April) on Ua Domnaill (namely, Rughraidhe) and killed him with that cast. And he came forth himself afterwards with victory of overthrow and pursued the besieging host and wrested great spoil from them. And himself took Tir-Conaill in its entirety from that out and so on.

FM 1472

Mac Sweeny Fanad, Mulmurry, was slain at the breach of Tapadan, as was also Donnell, the son of Felim O'Doherty, by the sons of Naghtan O'Donnell, and by O'Neill; and his son, Rory Mac Sweeny, assumed his place.


Brian Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1496

Ua Dochartaigh, namely, Brian, son of Domnall Ua Dochartaigh, died and John Ua Dochartaigh was made Ua Dochartaigh by Ua Domnaill, namely, by Aedh the Red.

FM 1496

O'Doherty (Brian, the son of Donnell) died; and O'Donnell (Hugh Roe) nominated John O'Doherty as Lord in his place.


John Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1497

Eignechan, son of Nechtain, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill of the Wine, was slain this year in the stronghold of Ua Domnaill himself, namely, of Aedh the Red, son of Niall the Rough, son of Toirdelbach of the Wine, by Conn, son of Ua Domnaill, namely, son of Aedh the Red and by Gerald, son of Domnall, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Dochartaigh and by Brian, son of Mag Flannchaidh and by the sons of Donchadh, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, Cathal and Rughraidhe and by the sons of Eogan, son of Aedh Mag Uidhir, namely, Edmond and Cathal and by John, son of Maghnus, son of Aenghus Ua Gallchobair. And 8, or 9, of the worthies of the Conallians were slain there with him, including the son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill the Foreign (namely, Eogan) and the son of Aedh, son of Toirdelbach the Foreign and Eogan, son of Aedh, son of Donchadh Ua Domnaill of the Wood and Feidhlimidh, son of the black Gillie Ua Gallchobair and Donchadh Ua Firghil the Stammerer. And a week before the feast or Patrick all that was done.

AU 1497

Ua Domnaill, namely, Conn, went with a large host against Mac Diarmata of Magh-Luirg, namely, Tadhg, son of Ruaidhri Mac Diarmata. Great defeat was inflicted on Ua Domnaill then and many hostages were exacted from the host and from Ua Domnaill, including the two Mac Suibnes, namely, Mac Suibne of Fanat (that is, Ruaidhri) and Mac Suibne of Tir-Bagaine, namely, Eogan and inclusive of Donchadh, son of Ua Domnaill, who is called Donchadh of the Thumbs, and the two sons of Tuathal Ua Gallchobair, namely, Eogan and Toirdelbach and two sons of Domnall Mac Suibne of Fanat, namely, Eogan and Domnall junior and two sons of the Mac Suibne of Tir-Bagaine, namely, Niall and Eogan the Red and Gerald, son of Domnall, son of Feidlimidh Ua Dochartaigh and the physician of Ua Domnaill, namely, the son of Eogan Ultach. And many other persons were some taken and some slain there. The 9th of the Kalends of October Sep. 23 that defeat was given. And the Cathach of Colum-cille was wrested from them then and its steward was slain in that defeat. And many more of the Conallians were some taken and some slain there.

AU 1511

A hosting by O'Neill, namely, Art, son of Aodh, into Tir Conaill, whereon he burned the Glen of the river Finn and Tir-Enna and the Lacan. And he goes after that to Inis and very severe illness seizes him and he returns to his country and brings the hostages of O'Dochartaigh with him.

AU 1511

O'Dochartaigh, namely, John, son of Domnall, son of Concabur, died this year and Concabur Carrach was made O'Dochartaigh.


Connor carrach Ua Dochartaigh

FM 1511

O'Doherty (John, the son of Donnell, son of Conor) died; and Conor Carragh was called O'Doherty.

AU 1516

O'Dochartaigh, namely, lord of Inis-Eogain, namely, Cu-Connacht Carrach, son of Brian O'Dochartaigh, died.

FM 1516

O'Doherty (Conor Carragh) died.

LC 1516

O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Conchobhar Carragh O'Dochartaigh, mortuus est.


Echmarach Ua Dochartaigh

AU 1524

Aodh Carrach, son of the Western O'Dochartaigh and a party of his people were slain by O'Cathain, namely, Godfrey.

FM 1524

A great war broke out among the O'Kanes, in which Cumaighe. the son of Brian Finn O'Kane, was slain, and Ferdoragh, the son of Rory, of the Route. In this war was also slain Hugh Carragh, the son of O'Doherty, by Godfrey, the son of Godfrey O'Kane, together with a party of his people, they having gone to assist John, the son of Thomas O'Kane.

AU 1526

O'Dochartaigh, namely, Echmarcach, lord of Inis-Eogain, died at end of his long age and great war arose between his sept about the leadership. And Gerald, son of Domnall, son of Feidlimidh O'Dochartaigh, was proclaimed lord.

FM 1526

O'Doherty (Eachmarcach), Lord of Inishowen, died; and a great contention arose among his tribe concerning the lordship, and continued until Gerald, the son of Donnell, son of Felim O'Doherty, was at last styled Lord.

LC 1526

O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Echmarcach, lord of Inis-Eoghain, died in the end of his age in hoc anno and a great war occurred amongst his sept regarding the sovereignty of the country; and Gerald, son of Domhnall, son of Felim O'Dochartaigh, was made lord.

LC 1530

Caitilín, daughter of Murchadh Mac Suibhne, wife of O'Dochartaigh mortua est.

LC 1530

Rose, daughter of O'Catháin, wife of Felim O'Dochartaigh, died in hoc anno.

LC 1530

Rudhraidhe, son of Eoghan, son of Aedh Balbh, son of John O'Dochartaigh, a great loss in his own country, mortuus est.

LC 1531

The son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Niall, son of Conchobhar Carragh, mortuus est.

LC 1537

The son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Niall Caech, the son of Gerald, son of Domhnall, son of Felim, was killed in a nocturnal conflict by Rudhraidhe, the son of Fellim O'Dochartaigh, in Baile-na-gCananach, in the termon of Doire; and they say that it was not well done.

FM 1537

The son of O'Doherty (Niall Caech, the son of Gerald, son of Donnell, son of Felim) was slain in a nocturnal assault by Rury, son of Felim O'Doherty, at Baile-na-gCananach, in the Termon of Derry.

AU 1538

Niall Blind -eye, son of Gerald O'Dochartaigh, was slain in treachery by the sons of Feidhlimidh, son of Concobar Carrach O'Domnaill.

AU 1540

O'Dochartaigh, namely, Gerald, son of Domnall, son of Feidhlimidh O'Dochartaigh, died this year and Feidhlimidh, son of Concobur Carrach, was made O'Dochartaigh.

FM 1540

O'Doherty, i.e. Gerald, the son of Donnell, son of Felim, a noble and hospitable man, died at an advanced age, after having vanquished the Devil and the world.

LC 1540

O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Gerald, the son of Domhnall, son of Felim, a man of nobleness, hospitality, and graceful figure, died this year, after spending his natural age up to that time in doing acts of good and humanity.

FM 1543

The son of O'Doherty (Cahir, the son of Gerald, son of Donnell, son of Felim) was slain by the sons of O'Doherty, Rory and John, the sons of Felim, son of Conor Caragh. They also slew Hugh Gruama O'Doherty. And O'Donnell marched with his forces against O'Doherty, to take revenge of him for these deaths, and proceeded to destroy the corn of the country, until he obtained hostages from O'Doherty, as pledges for his obedience, and for his own award for the violation of his jurisdiction.

LC 1543

The son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e. Cathair, the son of Gerald, son of Domhnall, son of Felim, was slain by the sons of O'Dochartaigh, viz., Rudhraidhe and John, the sons of Felim, son of Conchobhar Carragh; and the son of Aedh Gruama O'Dochartaigh was killed by the same sons of O'Dochartaigh.

FM 1556

O'Doherty (Felim, the son of Conor Carragh) died on the 6th of December.


John oge Ua Dochartaigh

FM 1582

O'Doherty (John, the son of Felim, son of Conor Carragh), Lord of Inishowen, died on the 26th of May. He was a person for whose ransom (if he could have been ransomed) many horses and herds would have been given. His son, John Oge, was elected in his place, in preference to Cahir O'Doherty; in consequence of which the country was ravaged, both crops, corn, dwellings, and cattle.

FM 1585

Thither came the chiefs of Kinel-Connell and Kinel-Owen, namely, O'Neill (Turlough Luineach, the son of Niall Conallagh, son of Art, son of Con, son of Henry, son of Owen), and Hugh, the son of Ferdoragh, son of Con Bacagh, son of Con, son of Henry, son of Owen, i.e. the young Baron O'Neill, who obtained the title of Earl of Tyrone at this Parliament; and O'Donnell (Hugh Roe, the son of Manus, son of Hugh Duv, son of Hugh Roe, son of Niall Garv, son of Turlough of the Wine); Maguire (Cuconnaught, the son of Cuconnaught, son of Brian, son of Philip, son of Thomas); O'Doherty (John Oge, the son of John, son of Felim, son of Conor Carragh); O'Boyle (Turlough, the son of Niall, son of Turlough Oge, son of Turlough More); and O'Gallagher (Owen, the son of Tuathal, son of John, son of Rory, son of Hugh).

LC 1588

O'Dochartaigh and O'Gallchubhair were apprehended by the Justiciary, and taken to Ath-cliath.

LC 1588

The hosting of all Erinn, except the province of Ulster alone, went to Connacht with Sir William Fitz William, i.e., the Justiciary of Erinn; and he effected not a particle of good, but injured all that was from Ath-Luain to Erne; and the son of O'Dochartaigh, i.e., Cathair, was killed by Saxons.

FM 1592

When that party of the Kinel-Connell who were in opposition to O'Donnell heard that he had made peace with the Lord Justice, they all came to him in peace and amity. The most distinguished of these who came there were Hugh, the son of Hugh Duv, son of Hugh Roe; Niall Garv, the son of Con, son of Calvagh, son of Manus, son of Hugh Duv, with his kinsmen; and O'Doherty, namely, John Oge, the son of John, son of Felim, son of Conor Carragh, after having been taken prisoner by him Hugh Roe.

FM 1598

In the autumn of this year O'Donnell (i.e. Hugh Roe) sent a body of forces from Tirconnell with Mac William (Theobald, the son of Walter Kittagh, son of John, son of Oliver) into Mac William's territory. He sent with him on this occasion O'Doherty (John Oge, the son of John, son of Felim, son of Conor Carragh) with a great force. They were scarcely noticed in any country by which they marched, or through which they passed, until they arrived in the Owles; and it was in these territories the greater part of the herds and flocks of cattle of all Mac William's country then were. They collected all the cattle that were on the main land outside the small islands; and though great was the gathering and collection of preys they made, they encountered no danger or difficulty on account of them, save only the trouble of removing and driving them off. And they returned safe to their territories, i.e. Mac William to Tirawly, and O'Doherty to Inishowen.


Sir Caithir Ua Dochartaigh

FM 1601

O'Doherty (John Oge, the son of John, son of Felim, son of Conor Carragh) died on the 27th of January. He was Lord of the triocha-ched of Inishowen; and there was not among all the Irish of his time a lord of a triocha-ched of better hand or hospitality, or of firmer counsel, than he. O'Donnell nominated Felim Oge, i.e. the brother of the deceased John, the O'Doherty; but the Clann-Ailin and the Clann-Devitt took Cahir, the son of John Oge, to the English, to Derry; and the General, Sir Henry Docwra, styled him O'Doherty, to spite O'Donnell.

FM 1608

Great dissensions and strife arose between the Governor of Derry, Sir George Pawlett, and O'Doherty (Cahir, the son of John Oge). The Governor not only offered him insult and abuse by word, but also inflicted chastisement on his body; so that he would rather have suffered death than live to brook such insult and dishonour, or defer or delay to take revenge for it; and he was filled with anger and fury, so that he nearly ran to distraction and madness. What he did was, to consult with his friends how he should take revenge for the insult which was inflicted upon him. What they first unanimously resolved, on the 3rd of May, was to invite to him Captain Hart, who was at Cuil-mor (a ort on the margin of Lough Foyle, below the Derry we have mentioned), and to take him prisoner. This was done, and he obtained the fort in his release. He repaired immediately at daybreak to Derry, and awoke the soldiers of that town with the sword. The Governor was slain by Owen, the son of Niall, son of Gerald O'Doherty, and Lieutenant Corbie by John, the son of Hugh, son of Hugh Duv O'Donnell. Many others were also slain besides these. Captain Henry Vaughan and the wife of the bishop of the town were taken prisoners. They afterwards plundered and burned the town, and carried away immense spoils from thence.




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