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Annala Uladh, The Annals of Ulster 431-600

From Annals of Ulster, Hennessy, W. M (1887) Vol 1

Annals of Tigernach 488-600 are included for comparison (green)

From Early sources of Scottish history, A.D. 500 to 1286; Anderson, Alan Orr (1922)

AND

The annals of Tigernach [being annals of Ireland, 807 B.C. to A.D. 1178], Stokes, Whitley (1895)

The Annals of Ulster

431 KALENDS of January. In the year 431 from the Incarnation of the Lord, Palladius, ordained by Celestinus, bishop of the City of Rome, is sent, in the consulship of Etius and Valerius, into Ireland, first bishop to the Scots (Irish), that they might believe in Christ; in the 8th year of Theodosius.
432 Kal. Jan. (Friday, 1 m. . . .) A.D. 432 (4636, according to Dionysius). Patrick arrived at Ireland, in the 9th year of the reign of Theodosius the younger, in the first year of the episcopate of Xistus, the 42nd bishop of the Church of Rome. So Beda, and Marcellinus, and Isidorus compute in their chronicles. [In the 15th (or 14th) year of the reign of Laegaire, son of Niall. From the beginning of the world, according to the LXX. Interpreters, 5885 years; but according to the Hebrews, 4636. Also, from the Incarnation, according to the Hebrews, 685; but, according to Beda, there are 431 years.]
This is the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II (Latin: Flavius Theodosius Junior Augustus; 1 May 408 – 28 July 450), commonly surnamed Theodosius the Younger who was Byzantine Emperor from 1 May 408 – 28 July 450. However, he also became Emperor of the West when his uncle Honorius died in 15 August 423, thus reigning nine years would place the date as 431 agreeing with Beda. Xistus is Pope Sixtus III (31 July 432 to 18 August 440). Prosper, Idatius, and Marcellinus have Sixtus as the 42nd Pope (XLII).

This Patrick appears to be a mistake for Palladius who when he dies in 457 is called the "elder Patrick" as the compliers realize that another Patrick dies in 491. Also Nennius says that from the death of St. Patrick to that of St. Bridget is forty years. Since Annales Cambriae and Annals Ulster have 523 as the death of St. Brigid. 523 - 491= 32 gives a more reasonable result the 40 year span.

Also in his Confessio Patrick states that he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland and escaped 6 years later to return to his parents in Britain at the age of 22. It would make more sense to associate this date of 432 for Patrick's landing in Ireland as the date when he arrived as a slave at the age of 16; then his birth would be 416. Using the date of 491 for the death of Patrick in the Annals of Ulster, this would make Patrick 75 years old at his death.
433 Kal. Jan. A.D. 433 (4637).
434 Kal. Jan. (Monday, m. 5.) A.D. 434 (4638.) The first prey by the Saxons from or in Ireland.
435 Kal. Jan. A.D. 435 (4639). Death of Bressal, King of Leinster. [Orosius, and Prosper, and Cyril flourished in the doctrine of Christ, according to some.]
436 Kal. Jan. (Wedn., m. 27). A.D. 436 (4640). Or, here the death of Bresal. Orosius, Prosper, and Cyril, flourished in Christ [or, in the doctrine of Christ, according to others. Or, in this year Bresal died, according to others.]
437 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 9, or 8). A.D. 437 (4641). Finnbarr son of Ua Bardene.
438 Kal. Jan. (Saturd., m. 20). A.D. 438 (4642). The Senchus Mor was written. (Or, here should be inserted Secundus with his companions, according to another book.)
439 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 1). A.D. 439 (4643). Secundus, Auxilius, and Serninus, themselves also bishops, are sent to Ireland, in aid of Patrick.
440 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 5). A.D. 440 (4644). The decease of Xistus, bishop of the church of Rome, who lived years and 27 days in the episcopate of the church of Rome, as Beda, in his chronicle, relates. Some books say that Maine son of Niall perished in this year. [Saint Augustin taken away from this life in the 76th year of his age, and the 40th year of his episcopate. Augustin flourished about the year of Our Lord 400.]
441 Kal. Jan. A.D. 441. Leo ordained 42nd bishop of the church of Rome: and Patrick, the bishop, was approved in the Catholic faith.
42nd is in error for 43rd as Sixtus was correctly shown previously as 42nd in the entry for 432.
This Patrick may be Palladius and it may just be Palladius' denial of Pelagianiam having previously authored six pro-Pelagian documents. Patrick may have remained a Celtic Saint like David, having after their deaths been accepted by Rome as Saints.
442 Kal. Jan. A.D. 442.
443 Kal. Jan. A.D. 443. Patrick, the bishop, flourishing in the zeal of faith and the doctrine of Christ, in our Province.
Given that this is the Annals of Ulster, this Patrick is not Palladuis as Patrick's influence was in Ulster, whereas Palladuis was in the south.
444 Kal. Jan. A.D. 444. Ard-Macha was founded. From the building of Rome to the founding of this city is 1194 years.
445 Kal. Jan. A.D. 445. Nathi, son of Fiachra of Magh Tail, son of Eochaidh Mughmedhoin, was struck by lightning at the Alps mountain as he was passing the limits of the same, and died. He reigned 23 years in Ireland.
446 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 18.) A.D. 446 (4650). Battle of Femhin, wherein fell the son of Coerthenn, son of Coelboth. Some say that he was of the Cruithne.
447 Kal. Jan. (Wednesd., m. 29.) A.D. 447 (4651). Repose of Secimdinus the holy, in the 75th year of his age.
448 Kal. Jan. A.D. 448. By a violent earthquake, which prevailed in various places, very many walls of the Imperial city rebuilt of masonry still fresh, together with 57 towers, were thrown down.
449 Kal. Jan. A.D. 449. The Emperor Theodosius closed his life, as Marcellinus affirms. Marciaims succeeded as Emperor in room of Theodosius, as Marcellinus states.
When Theodosius the Younger died in 28 July 450, his sister Pulcheria married the general Marcian who succeeded him. Averaging the entries in 449 and 451 gives the correct date.
450 Kal. Jan. A.D. 450.
451 Kal. Jan. A.D. 451. The Lord's Passover was celebrated on the 8th of the Kalends of May. [Or, in this year, Theodosius Minor rested.]
The 8th of the Kalends of May is April 24 (30-24+2), but this is a Tuesday and clearly this entry was to indicate the change of Easter as decreed by Pope Leo ,which is shown in the corrected Annales Cambriae in 455. Thus this entry needs to move to the Year 455 which mentions Victorius the astronomer implying that it was known that he created a new set of Easter tables at the request of Pope Leo.
452 Kal. Jan. A.D. 452. Here some place the nativity of Saint Brigid. A great slaughter of the Leinstermen. [Or, truly, in this year the Emperor Marcianus succeeded Theodosius Minor.]
453 Kal. Jan. (Thursd., in. 5.) A.D. 453 (4657). [Defeat in battle of the Leinstermen by Loeghaire, son of Niall.]
454 Kal. Jan. (Friday, m. 16.) A.D. 454 (4658). The Cena (or Feast) of Temhair, kept with (or by) Loeghaire, son of Niall.
455 Kal. Jan. A.D. 455. Victorius the astronomer flourished.
456 Kal Jan. (Sund., m. 9.) A.D. 456 (4660). Death of Enna, son of Cathboth, and birth of Saint Brigid, as some say. The Emperor Marcian resigned the vital breath. He reigned six (or four) years and six months, as Marcellinus states. Leo succeeded him [on his decease].
St. Brigid's birth is same year as the Annales Cambriae.
457 Kal. Jan. A.D. 457. The synod of Chalcedon was assembled. Repose of elder Patrick, as some books state.
Here the "elder Patrick" must be Palladius as Patrick is shown in all the Annals to have died in 491.
The Annales Cambriae is also confused giving 459 as the death of Patrick.
458 Kal. Jan. (Wednesd., m. 1.) A.D. 458 (4662). Battle of Ath-dara, by the Leinstermen against Laeghaire, [in which he was made prisoner, but was presently liberated on his swearing by the Sun and Wind that he would remit to them the cow tribute].
459 Kal. Jan. (Thursd., m. 12.) A.D. 459 (4663). Auxilius, the bishop, rested. Or, in this year, according to some, the battle of Ath-dara was fought.
460 Kal. Jan, (Frid., m. 23.) A.D. 460 (4664). Pope Leo died. He occupied the chair of Peter in the Church of Rome 21 (or 24) years, 1 month, and 13 days, as Beda reckons in his chronicle.
461 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 4.) A.D. 461 (4665). Hilary was made 44th bishop of the church of Rome, and lived 6 years. Here some record the repose of Patrick. Laeghaire, son of Niall, lived after the Feast of Tara 7 years, and 7 months, and 7 days. The battle of Athdara was gained over Laeghaire, by the Leinstermen, of whom Crimthann was then commander.
462 Kal. Jan. (Mond., in. 15). A.D. 462 (4666). Death of Laeghaire, son of Niall, at Greomach-daphil (alias at Greallach-gaifil, on the side of Caiss, in Magh-Life), between the two hills, viz., Eiriu and Alba their names. May be it was his guarantees to the Leinstermen, the Sun and Wind, that killed him.
463 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 26.) A.D. 463 (4667). Commencement of the reign of Ailill Molt, son of Nathi.
464 Kal. Jan. (Wedn., m. 7.) A.D. 464 (4668). First battle of Ard-Corann by Leinstermen. The Angles came into England.
465 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 18.) A.D. 465. Hilary, bishop of the Church of Rome, died, who occupied the chair of Peter 6 years and 3 months, and 10 days. Simplicius was ordained, who sat 12 years, 1 month and . . days. Eogan son of Niall died.
466 Kal. Jan. (Saturd., m. 29.) 1 A.D. 466. An earthquake frightened the city of Ravenna. Domangart Mac Nisi rested.
467 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 10.) A.D. 467. Rest of Benignus, the bishop, successor of Patrick. The Feast of Tara held by Ailill Molt (son of Dathi, son of Fiachra, son of Eochaid Muidhemhoin). So I find in the Book of Cuana. Death of Uter Pendragon, King of England, to whom succeeded his son, i.e. King Arthur, i.e. who ordained the Round Table.
This is the accepted date for the death of Benignus, the sucessor of St. Patrick at Armagh; however, Annales Cambriae has 470.
Although the Uther Pendragon entry is exciting, unfortunately as there is no evidence of a round table prior to to Wace's use in 1155.
468 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 21.) A.D. 468. Iserninus, bishop, dies. The battle of Duma-achir, i.e. over Ailill Molt, as I find in the Book of Cuana.
469 Kal. Jan. (Wedn., m. 2.) A.D. 469. Or, the Feast of Tara by Ailill Molt this year, according to others.
470 Kal. Jan. (Thursd., m. 13.) A.D. 470. The Feast of Tara was held by Ailill Molt, as others state.
471 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 24.) A.D. 471. The second prey of the Saxons from Ireland, as some say, was carried off in this year, as Maucteus (i.e. Mochtae) states. So I find in the Book of Cuana.
472 Kal. Jan. A.D. 472.
473 Kal. Jan. A.D. 473. The Emperor Leo the Elder was earned off by disease, Leo the Younger having been previously created Caesar by him. Leo the Younger, who was also Emperor, and son to Zeno, creates him Prince in the 17th year and 6th month, reckoning as well the years of the former, as the months of the latter, Leo's, reign. Rest of the holy bishop Doccus, Abbot of the Britons. The melee of Bri-Eile over the Leinstermen, by Ailill Molt.
This is an important timeline point of Abbot Docco's death at 473, which shows that Llandough (Lann Docco) monastery in Glamorgan and Lanndogho, Church of St. Kew (his sister) in Cornwall (See Llandaff Charters) existed prior to the birth of King Arthur, however St. Dubricius who was born in Madley at approximately 450 would have met him.
474 Kal. Jan. A.D. 474. Or, in this year the battle of Duma-Achir was gained over Ailill Molt by Leinstermen.
475 Kal. Jan. (Wedn., m. 9.) A.D. 475 (4679). The melee of Bri-Eile gained by Ailill Molt over Leinstermen. So I find in the Book of Cuana.
476 Kal. (Jan. Thursd., in. 20). A.D. 476 (4680). The battle of Duma-Achir gained over Ailill Molt by Leinstermen.
477 Kal Jan. A.D. 477. Death of Tocca, son of Aedh, King of Cualand.
478 Kal. Jan. A.D. 478. Battle of Bri-Eile.
479 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m.) A.D. 479.
480 Kal. Jan. A.D. 480. Death of Conall Cremthainn son of Niall.
481 Kal. Jan. (Thursd., m. 15). A.D. 481 (4685). Rest of Iarlathi, son of Trian, third bishop of Armagh. Felix, ordained 46th bishop of the church of Rome, lived twelve years, or thirteen. From the beginning of the world, according to the Seventy Interpreters, 5879 years ; but according to the Hebrews, 4685. From the Incarnation, according to the Hebrews, 734 years ; but according to Dionysius, 481.
482 Kal. Jan. A.D. 482. The battle of Ocha, in which Ailill Molt fell, was gained by Lugaid, son of Laegaire, and by Muirchertach Mac Erca. From Concobhar Mac Nesa to Cormac Mac Airt, 308 years. From Connac to this battle, 116, as Cuana has written.
483 Kal. Jan. A.D. 483. The killing of Crimthann, son of Enna Cennselach, (son of Breasal Belach, son of Fiacha Baicceadha, son of Cathair-nior), King of Leinster. (Or in this year, according to others, the battle of Ocha was gained by Lugaid, and by Muirchertach Mac Erca, and by Fergus Cerbhall, son of Conall Crimthainn, and by Fiachra Lon, son of the king of Dal-Araidhe.)
484 Kal. Jan. A.D. 484. The commencement of the reign of Lugaidh son of Laeghaire, in this year.
485 Kal. Jan. A.D. 485. The first battle of Granaerad. Coirpre, son of Niall-Noighiallach, was victor. In it fell Fincath. Or Mae Erca was victor, as others say. Or, in this year, the killing of Crimthann son of Enna Ceinnselach.
486 Kal. Jan. (Thursd., m. 21.) A.D. 486. Or, in this year, the first battle of Graine, wherein Muirchertach Mac Erca was victor.
487 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 2.) A.D. 487 (4692). Rest of Saint Mel, the bishop, in Ardagh.
488 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 13.) A.D. 488 (4693). Rest of Saint Cianan, to whom Saint Patrick presented the Gospel.
489 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 24.) A.D. 489 (4694). Rest of Mac Caille, the bishop. Battle of Cennlosnado (or Celllosnaigh, in Magh-Fea), in which fell Aengus son of Nadfraech, King of Munster, as Cuana has written.
The rest of St Cianán of Duleek. It is to him that Patrick gave his gospels. The rest of bishop Mac Caille.
The battle of Cellosnad in Mag Fea, wherein fell Aongus son of Nadfraech and his wife, and Ethne the Horrible, daughter of Cremthann son of Éanna Cennselach. The victors were Illann son of Dungal and his brother Ailill, and Eochaidh the Wounder, and Muircheartach, son Erc, king of Ailech. Hence it was said:
The branch of a great bushy tree died
praisworthy Aongus, son of Nadfraech,
He was left by Illann of the graces
in the battle at sloping Cellosnad.
Illann and Muircheartach,
Ailill and strong, wilful Eochaidh
the battle of Cellosnad
with praiseworthy Aongus of Munster.

The death of Muireadhach Redneck and his Eochaidh took the kingship of Ulaid.
490 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 5.) A.D. 490 (4695). Zeno Augustus departed this life, in the 17th year and 6th month, the years as well of his reign [as of the tyrant Basiliscus] being computed These 6 months, and 6 months of Marcian, add a year which the chronicles do not count. Anastasius is created Emperor. (Or, in this year, the battle of Cell-osnaidh/ according to others; Mac Erca was victor; the King of Cashel vanquished.)
Zeno August lost his life in the seventh year and the sixth month.
491 Kal. Jan. (Wedn., m. 16.) A.D. 491 (4696). The Scoti say that Patrick, the Archbishop, died this year.
491 Kal. Jan. (Frid., in. 27.) A.D. 492 (4697). Battle of Sruth. Gelasius having been ordained 47th bishop of the Church of Rome, lived 3 years. Second battle of Granairet. Patrick, the arch-apostle (or archbishop and apostle) of the Scoti, rested on the 16th of the Kalends of April, in the 120th year of his age, and also the 60th year after he had come to Ireland to baptize the Scoti. From the beginning of the World, according to the LXX. Interpreters, 5946, but according to the Hebrews, 4697. From the Incarnation, according to the Hebrews, 746. From the Incarnation, according to Dionysius, cccc [xcii].
Anastasius ruled for 28 years.
Patrick archbishop and apostle of the Irish in the hundred and twentieth year of his life, on the 16th April rested.
From Christ's birth a pleasant step,
four hundred on fair ninety,
three noble years after that
to the death of Patrick the chief apostle
492 Trasamundus Vandalus Vandalorum the king closed the Catholic churches and sent off 120 bishops in exile to Sardinia.
493 Kal. Jan. (Saturd.,m. 9.) A.D.493. The battle of Tailltiu was gained over the Leinstermen, by Cairpri, son of Niall.
The battle of Srath.
Felix the pope rested, to whom Gelasius papa succeeded for 3 years
494 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 20.) A.D. 494. The second battle of Granairet, in which fell Fraech, the son of Finchad (son of Garrchu, son of Fothadh, son of Eochu Lamhdoid, son of Messincorb), King of Leinster. Eochu, son of Cairpri (i.e., Eochu, son of Cairpri, son of Ailill, son of Dunlang, son of Enna Niadh) was victor.
The battle of Tailtiu gained over Leinster by Cairbre son of Niall.
495 KaL Jan. (Mond., m. 1.) A.D. 495. An eclipse of the sun appeared. Rest of Mac Cuilinn, bishop of Lusk. The storming of Dun-lethglaissi. Or, in this year, the battle of Tailltiu.
See Year 507 for eclipse
The second battle of Grane, wherein Fraech son of Fidchadh, king of South Leinster, fell by Eochaidh, son of Cairbre. Eochaidh was victor.
496 Kal. Jan. (Wedn., m. 12.) A.D. 496. Anastasius having been ordained 48th bishop of the Church of Rome, lived two years. Mochoe of Oendruim rested. The rest of Cormac, bishop of Armagh, successor of Patrick. Or, in this year, the second battle of Grane, in which fell Fraech, son of Finnchad, King of Laighendesgabhair. Eochu, son of Cairpri, was victor.
The rest of Cuindid son of Cathbad, i.e. Mac Cuilinn, bishop of Lusk.
A defect of the sun appeared.
The storming of Downpatrick.
Gelasius rested.
See Year 507 for eclipse
497 Kal Jan. (Thursd., m. 23.) A.D. 497. Or, in this year, the storming of Dun-lethglaissi. The battle of Inne-mor in Crich-ua-nGabla was gained over the Leinstermen. Muirchertach, i.e., Mac Erca, was victor. In this year a great earthquake shook the province of Pontus. The rest of Cuinnidh (son of Cathmugh, i.e., Mac Cuilinn,) bishop of Lusk.
Of the Roman church, 48. Anastasius the pope, ordained, lived for 2 years.
The battle of Sleamain in Meath won over Leinster by Cairbre mac Neill.
MoChae of Naendrdruim died
Bishop Cormac, of the Ernide, a successor of Patrick, rested.
498 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 4.) A.D. 498. Simacus, ordained 49th bishop of the Church of Rome, lived 15 years. A battle in which the son of Erc was victor. The battle of Slemhain of Meath was gained by Cairbre, son of Niall, over the Leinstermen. Or, in this year, Mochoe of Aendruim [rested], according to another book.
A huge stir of the land struck the Pontica province.
Anastasius the pope rested.
499 Kal. Jan. (Saturd., m. 15.) A.D. 499. Battle. Rest of Bishop Ibar on the 9th of the Kalends of May.
49th of the Roman church. Simacus the pope lived for 15 years.
The battle of Cenn Ailbe gained over Leinster by Cairbre son of Niall.
500 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 26.) A.D. 500. Muirchertach was victor, and death of Bishop Ibar on the 9th of the Kalends of May. The Gospel which St. Matthew Evangelist wrote with his own hands, and the relics of Barnabas, were found this year. The battle of CendAilbhe was gained over the Leinstermen by Cairbre, son of Niall.
The battle of Segais gained by Muireadach son of Erca over Duach of the Brazen Tongue, king of Connacht, wherein Duach fell. Hence Cennfaelad sang:
The battle of Segais
A woman of women caused it.
Red blood was on spear
By Duiseach, daughter of Duach.
The battle of Dela, the battle of Murcuma,
And the battle of Tuaim Druba,
With the battle of Segsa wherein fell
Duach of the Brazen tongue.
501 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 7.) A.D. 501. The battle of Segais, 5 in which fell Daui (or Duach) tenga-umha, i.e., King of Connaught. Muirchertach Mac Erca was victor.
Pope Simacus among the many works of the churches which he created from fundaments or renewed prisca to blessed Peter and Paul and Laurence he built a dwelling-place for the poor, and every year through Africa or Sardinia were cash and clothing supplied to the bishops in exile.
The battle of Druim Loghmag gained by the Leinstermen over the Uí Néill.
Fergus Mor, Erc's son, with the nation of Dalriata, held part of Britain; and there he died.
Eoghan Bél ruled for 42 years in Cruachain.
502 Kal. Jan. (Wed., m. 18.) A.D. 502. The battle of Druim-Lochmuidhe was gained by the Leinstermen over the Ui-Neill.
The battle of Inde Mór, in the district of Uí Gabla, gained by the Leinstermen over Illand son of Dunlang in which Muircheartach son of Erc was the victor.
The death of bishop Iubar on the ninth of the Kalends of May, whose age was 303.
503 Kal. Jan. (Thursd. m. 29.) A.D. 503. Cerpan died - a bishop from Fert-Cherpain at Tara. The battle of Manann by Aedhan. Or, in this year the death of Bishop Ibar.
504 Kal. Jan. A.D, 504, Death of Bruide,son of Maelchon,
505 Kal. Jan. A.D. 505. Rest of Bishop Mac Cairthinn, of Clochar.
Cerban bishop of Ferta Cerbáin died.
The battle of Mano gained by Aedán son of Gabrán.
506 Kal. Jan. A.D. 506. The battle of Ard-Corann, and the death of Lugaid son of Laegaire, and as others state, Domhangart Mac Nisse reti secessit in the 35th year. Rest of Mac Nisse, bishop of Connor.
The death of Bruide son of Maelchú, king of the Picts.
The death of Domangart, Ness's son, king of Scotland.
507 Kal. Jan. A.D. 507. Or, in this year, the death of Lugaid son of Laegaire, and the battle of Ard-Corann.
Actual Annular Solar Eclipse mentioned in 495 is here:
March 29, 507 12:47:24

The battle of Fremainn in Meath gained by Failge Berraid over Fiacha son of Niall. Whence this was said:
The other king, mention ye him,
Fiachra son of Niall, conceal him not,
'Tis over him tar cremla cille,
The battle of Fremainn in Meath was gained.
508 Kal. Jan. A.D. 508.
509 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 5.) A.D. 509. The battle of Fremhonn was gained over Fiacha son of Niall. Failghi Berraide was victor.
The battle of Ard Corann.
The death of Lugaid son of Loeguire king of Tara in Achad Farcha, to wit, a fiery bolt from heaven killed him after he had renounced the Tálchenn.
Eochaidh son of Muireadhach died. Cairell son of Muireadhach Mundeirg in the kingship of Ulaid.
510 Kal. Jan. (Sat., m. 16.) A.D. 510. The second battle of Ard-Corann, as others say.
Muircheartach son of Erc took the kingship of Ireland.
511 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 27.) A.D. 511. The rest of Bishop Bron. An eclipse of the sun happened. Birth of Saint Ciaran son of the Carpenter. Or, in this year, the death of Lugaid son of Laegaire, according to the Book of the Monks.
See Year 507 for eclipse
MacNissi i.e. Aongus bishop of Connor rested, whose father is said to be Fobraech, whose mother Cneas daughter of Comcaide of Dáil Cetherne, from whom he is called MacCneise.
512 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 9.) A.D. 512. The rest of Erc, bishop of Slane. Dubthach from Druim-dearbh, bishop of Armagh, died. Muirchertach Mac Erca begins to reign.
513 Kal. Jan. (Wed., m. 20.) A.D. 513. Cairpri Daimargit (son of Eocha, son of Crimthand, son of Fiag, son of Deaga-duirn, son of Reochaid, son of Colla Dacrich), king of Airghialla, [died], Mac Nisi, i.e. Aengus, bishop of Connor, rested.
The rest of Earc bishop of Slaine in the ninetyeth year of his age, of whom Patrick said:
Bishop Erc,
Whatever he would do was right.
Whoever delivers a just assessment
Bishop Erc confers a blessing on him.
514 Kal Jan. (Thurs., . .) A.D. 514. Hormisda, having been ordained 50th bishop of the Church of Rome, lived nine years.
The birth of St Ciaran son of the arificis.
Simacus the pope rested, to whom succeeded Hormista pope for 9 years, as Marsillinus shows.
The battle of Druim Deargaige over Foilge Berraide by Fiacha son of Niall, and it is in that battle their portion of Meath as far as Uisnech was taken from the Leinstermen. As Cennfaeladh sang:
Vengeance that day seven years,
That was the consolation of their hearts:
The battle on Drommann Dergaige,
Thence fell the plain of Meath.
515 Kal. Jan. (Frid., ra. . .) A.D. 515. The battle of Druim-derge was gained over Failghi. Fiacha was victor. Thereupon the plain of Meath was taken from the Leinstermen. Birth of Comgall of Bangor.
Dubthach of Armagh died
516 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 23.) A.D. 516. The rest of Darerca of Cill-Sleibhe-Cuilinn, on the 5th of July. Or, according to another book, the birth of Ciaran in this year. The battle of Druim-dergaidhe was gained by Fiacha son of Niall, over Failghi Berraide; after which the plain of Meath was taken from the Leinstermen, as Cennfaelad sang:

"His seven years' vengeance
Was the wish of his heart.
The battle in Druim-dergaidhe
By it the plain of Meath was lost.

The other king they mention
Fiacha son of Niall - hide it not -
Over him, contrary to a false promise,
The battle of Fremhon [of Meath] was won. "

517 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 4.) A.D. 517. The Emperor Anastasius was overtaken by a sudden death. He died over eighty years old. He reigned 27 years, 2 months, and 29 days.
Comgall of Bennchor was born.
518 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 15.) A.D. 518. The birth of Columba (Colum Cille), on the same day in which Buite, son of Bronach, slept. The rest of Darerca, who was called Moninne.
Cainneach of Aghaboe was born.
In the province of Dardania by assiduous movements of the earth 27 castles in one mement collapsed.
Anastasius the Emperor morte praeuentus, maior octogenario, because in fact haeresi Eutichetis fauens catolicos insecutus est, diuino; fulmi;ne percussus periit.
519 Kal. Jan. (Wed.,m. 26). A.D. 519. Conlaedh, bishop of Cill-dara, died. The battle of Detna, in Droma-Bregh, in which fell Ardgal, son of Conall, son of Niall. Colgu, son of Cluaeth, King of Airthera, and Muirchertach Mac Erca, were victors. Comgall of Bangor was born, according to [others].
Justin the elder ruled for 8 years.
Conlaidh bishop of Kildare fell asleep.
520 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 7.) A.D. 520. Cainnech of Achadh-bo was born, according to some.
The battle of Detna in Droma Breg, wherein fell Ardgal son of Conall Cremthainne son of Niall. Colgu Mocloithi son of Cronn son of Feidlimid, king of Airgiall, and Muircheartach son of Erc were the victors.
Buitte, son of Bronach, died ; Columcille was born. And of them it was said : " The fair birth of Columba, our priest,
[took place] to-day, upon learned Erin,
on the same festival (no vain saying)
as the death of Bronach's fair-haired, victorious son.

Beoaedh bishop of Ard Carna rested.
Ailill abbot of Armagh.
521 Kal. Jan. (Sat., m. 18.) A.D. 521. [521.]
522 KaL Jan. (Sund., m. 29.) A.D. 522. The battle of Detna, in Droma-Bregh, in which fell Ardgal, son of Conall Cremthainne, son of Niall, according to others. Buiti, son of Bronach, died. Columba was born.
Hormista the pope gave up, to whom succeeded pope John for 53 years.
Eochaidh son of Aengus king of Munster rested.
Crimthann son of Eachach in the kingship of Munster.
523 Kal. Jan. (Mond.,m. 10.) A.D. 523 (alias 524;. The battle of Cainri, son of Niall, and [the rest] of Beoid, bishop of Ard-carna. Rest of Saint Brigid, in the 70th year of her age.
St. Brigid's death is same year as the Annales Cambriae.
Iohannes Rome eclesie episcopus.Constantinopoli ueniens ad portam quae uocatur Aurea populorum turbis eí occurrentibus in conspectu omnium rogantí caeco lumen redidit: qui dum rediens Rauennam uenisset Teódoricus eum cum comitibus suis carciris aflictione peremit, inuidia ductus, quia catholicae pietatis deffensor Iustinus eum honorifice suscepiset, quo anno, id est consulis Proui iunioris, et Simacum patricium Rauenne {folio 7b1}occiderat et ipse, annó sequente, ibidem subita morte periit, succedente in regnum Athalarico nepote eius.
524 Kal. Jan. (Wedn. .) A.D. 524. John, the 51st Pope of the Church of Rome, having lived two years in the See of Peter, came to Constantinople; and when, on his return, he had arrived at Ravenna, Theodoric, the Arian king, put him and his companions to death under the rigour of imprisonment. His body, removed from Ravenna, was buried in the church of St. Peter, after two years, and nine months, and seventeen days.
The falling asleep of saint Brigit in the eighty-eight year of her age, or the mere seventieth as other say.
Pope John rested.
525 Kal. Jan. (Thursday.) A.D. 525. The repose of St. Brigit, in the 70th year of her age. Ailill, bishop of Armagh, rested.
Helderic king of the Vandali ordered bishops to return to exile and establish churches after 87 years of heretical profanation.
The death of Illann son of Dúnlang, king of Leinster.
The fierce battle of Luachair above, downwards. Brigit was seen, no empty vision. Noble was the bloody battle of Findabair round Illada's body after death.
The battle of Luachair gained by Cairbre over the Uí Néill, whereof was said:
The fierce battle of Luachair above, downwards.
Brigit was seen, no empty vision.
Noble was the bloody battle of Findabair
Round Illada's body after death.


Ailill son of Dúnlang ruled Leinster.
Justinus emperor of the Justiniani created a nephew by his sister, already called the most noble by him, also as the successor to his kingship at the kalends of April. He himself however on the fourth month thereafter lost his life in the eighth year of his emperorship.
The pause of saint Albus.
Benedict the monk in Monte Cassina claruit the glory of virtues, which blessed Gregory the pope wrote in a book of dialogues.
Felix the pope ruled for 4 years 5 months and 17 days.
526 Kal. Jan. (Friday.) A.D. 526. The birth of Cainnech, of Achadh-bo. Death of Illand, son of Dunlaing, son of Enna Niadh, son of Bresal Belach. In the 197th year after the foundation of the regal city (i.e., Constantinople), on the Kalends of April, the Emperor Justin appointed as his successor on the throne Justinian, his nephew by his sister, who had, long before, been designated "Nobilissimus" by him. He died in the fourth month following, in the 9th year and 2nd month of his reign. Rest of Saint Ailbhe.
IUstiníanus Iustini ex sorore nepos regnauit annis .xxxuiii. Belizarius patricius mirabiliter Persis triumpauit, qui, deligente Iustinianó, in Affricam misus Uandolorum gentem deleuit. Kartagó quoque annoexsessionis sue .xcui. recepta est, pulsis deuictisque Uandalis et Gelismero rege eorum capto et Constantínopolim misso. Per idem tempus corpus sancti Antoní monachí diuina reuelacione repertum Alaxandriam perducitur et in eclesia sancti Iohannis Baptistae humatur.
527 Kal. Jan. (Sat., m. 24.) A.D. 527. Felix, bishop of the Church of Rome, sat 4 years, and 9 months, and 14 days (and the 17 days of John, and the two months and 13 days of Felix, make the fourth year); and he was buried in the church of Saint Peter the Apostle. The battle of Cenn-eich, and the battle of Ath-sighe, gained over the Leinstermen. Muirchertach Mac Erca was victor. Or, in this year, the repose of Brigid, according to the Book of Mochod.
528 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 5.) A.D. 528. Birth of Coeman Brecc. Benedict, the monk, attained celebrity.
The birth of Caemán Brecc.
529 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd.) A.D. 529.
The battle of Cenn Eich and the battle of Ath Sige gained over Leinster. Muircheartach son of Erc was victor.
In this year Dionisius composed the Paschal Cycles, beginnig from the year of the Incarnation 532, which is the 248 after the consulate of Lampadus and Orestes, in which year Justinian promulgated the Codex orbi.
530 Kal. Jan. (Wedn.) A.D. 530. The body of St. Anthony, the monk, having been recovered by Divine revelation, is conveyed to Alexandria, and buried in the church of St. John the Baptist.
Uictor bishop of Capua writing a book on Easter claimed errors of Uictor.
Pope Felix who also was buried in the basilica of St Peter.
531 Kal. Jan. (Thursd., m. 9.) A.D. 531. In this year Dionysius wrote his Paschal Cycle, commencing from the year 520 of the Incarnation of our Lord, which is the 246th of Dioclesian.
The battle of Éblenn won by Muircheartach son of Erc; the battle of Mag Ailbe gained over Leinster, and the battle of Aidhne over Connacht, and the battles of Almain and Cenn Eich over Leinster, and the plundering of the Cliu in one year; whereof Cennfaeladh sang:
The battle of Cenn Eich, the battle of Almain,
Was a conspicuous, wonderful time;
The plundering of Cliu, the battle of Aide,
And the battle of Mag Ailbe.

Pope Boniface ruled for 2 years and 25 days.
532 Kal. Jan. (Sat., m. 20.) A.D. 532. Three battles were fought in this one year, et possito ergense ecc 7/ ? lecam lias, Felix was buried in the church of St. Peter the Apostle. The battle of Eblinne, gained by Muirchertach Mac Erca, and the battle of Magh-Ailbhe, gained over the Leinstermen, and the battle of Aidhne over the Connaughtmen, and the battle of Almhu, and the battle of Cenn-eich, over the Leinstermen, and the plunder of the Clius, in one year. The battle of Athsighe. Muirchertach Mac Erca was victor.
The drowning of Muircheartach son of Erc in a puncheon of wne on the eve of All Saints day on the hilltop of Cletty above the Boyne, as has been said:
I have fear of the woman
Round whom many storms will move,
For the man who will be burned in fire,
Whom wine will drown on the side of Cletty.

Tis I,
Taethen daughter of Niall's viceroy,
And Gamadaigh is my name
In every place...
Sín is the woman that killed you,
O son of Erc as I see,
Many are her names here,
They will put anyone into ignorance.
Not dear
Is the woman whose name is Sín,
Because of a king whom fire will burn,
Whom wine will drown in the house of Cletty.
The king, son of Erc, turned
Towards the Uí Néill,
Blood seeks girdles on every plain,
He increased the territories afar.
Seven times he fought nine chariots,
And long will it be remembered:
He carried off the hostages of Uí Néill
With the hostages of the plain of Munster.

Sín said when recounting her names:
Sigh, Music, Storm without disgrace,
Rough Wind and wintry,
Groan, Lamentation, a saying without falsehood,
These are my names on one way.

Ailbe of Imlich Iubair died.
Eochaidh son of Connlac, king of Ulaid.
533 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 1.) A.D. 533. The drowning of Muirchertach Mac Erca, i.e., Muirchertach, son of Muiredach, son of Eoghan, son of Niall Nine-hostager, in a vat full of wine, in the fort of Cletech, over the Boyne. The rest of Ailbhe of Imlech-Ibhair. Boniface, bishop of Rome, having sat 2 years and 26 days, was buried in the church of St. Peter the Apostle.
Tuathal Maelgarbh reigned for 11 years.
The sleeping of saint Mochta, disciple of Patrick, on the 16th Kalends of September. So did he write in his epistle: Mochta, the sinning priest, disciple of saint Patrick, salute in the Lord. Whose age 300 hears, as was said:
Mochta's tooth, no empty fame,
Three hundred years, lasting the tribute,
Without any error passing it upwards,
Without juice of a dainty passing it downwards.
A man of three days, a man of three hundred years,
I entreat death, old is the tooth,
Not welcome is warrior without disgrace
Into whom the old tooth would be thrust.

Pope Boniface rested, to whom Mercurius who was John for 2 years 4 months and six days.
The battle of Great Luachair between two estuaries, gained by Tuathal Maelgarb over the Cianacht.
534 Kal Jan. (Mond., m. 12.) A.D. 534. The repose of Mochta, disciple of Patrick, on the 13th of the Kalends of September. Thus he wrote in his epistle: "Mochta, a sinner, presbyter, disciple of Saint Patrick, sends greeting in the Lord." The battle of Luachair-mor between two 'invers,' was gained by Tuathal Maelgarbh, son of Cormac Caech, son of Cairbre, son of Niall Nine-hostager, over Cianachta. The battle of Aibhlinne was gained by Muirchertach Mac Erca over the Leinstermen, as some say.
Hereto did Marcellinus bring his Chronicle.
Ailill abbot of Armadh died.mortuus est.
The birth of Baithin pupil of Columcill.
535 Kal. Jan. (Tues., m. 23.) A.D. 535. Thus far Marcellinus brought down his Chronicle. Mercurius, who was also called John, a Roman by birth, bishop of the Church of Rome, sat 2 years, 4 months, and 6 days; and was buried in the church of St. Peter the Apostle. Failure of bread. Ailill, bishop of Armagh, died. Or, in this year, the drowning of Muirchertach Mac Erca, according to others.
Pope Mercurius rested and was buried in the basilica of St Peter.
536 Kal. Jan. (Thursd., m. 4.) A.D. 536. Battle of Sliabh-Eibhlinne. Tuathal Maelgarbh reigned eleven years. Or, in this year, the repose of Saint Mochta, disciple of Patrick.
Agapitus, a Roman by birth, bishop of the Roman church, sat 11 months and 8 days, and was buried in the basilica of Peter.
The 26 days of Boniface, and the 4 months and 6 days of Mercurius, and the 11 months and 8 days of Agapetus, make up a year and 4 months and 10 days.
537 Kal. Jan. A.D. 537. Agapitus, a Roman by birth, bishop of the Church of Rome, sat 11 months and 8 days. He was buried in the church of St. Peter the Apostle. Twenty-six days of Boniface, and 4 months and days of Mercurius, and 11 months and 8 days of Agapitus, make up a year, and 4 months, and 10 days. The battle of Cloenloch, in which fell Mane son of Cerbhall. Death of Comgall son of Domangart, in the 35th year of his reign.
The battle of Claenloch, in which Maine son of Cearbhall fell defending the hostages of Uí Maine of Connacht. Goibnenn son of Conall king of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne was the victor.
Comgall, Domangart's son, king of Scotland, fell in the thirty-fifth year of his reign.
538 Kal. Jan. A.D. 538. Failure of bread. The battle of Luachair. Tuathal Maelgarbh, (son of Cormac Caech, son of Cairbre, son of Niall Nine-hostager), was victor, as some say. Silverius, a Roman by birth, sat 1 year, 5 months, 11 days, and died a confessor.
Failure of bread.
Pope Silverius, a Roman in nation, ruled for a year, 2 months and 11 days, who died as a confessor.
Manchán of Maethail fell.
539 Kal. Jan. A.D. 539. Birth of Gregory at Rome. Vigilius, a Roman by birth, bishop of the Church of Rome, sat 17 years, 6 months, and 22 days. He died at Syracuse, and was buried in the Via Salaria.
The birth of Gregory, the pope.
Nem the bishop died.
Uigilius the pope, of Roman nation, ruled for 18years 6 months 15 days, who died at Syracuse and was buried on the via Salaria, as Bede boat{?}
540 Kal. Jan. A.D. 540.
A great mortality called blefed, in which Mo-Bi Clarineach, whose name is Berchan, ... a poet, perished.
541 Kal. Jan. A.D. 541. Death of Comgall, son of Domangart. Ailbhe rested.
Ailbe Senchua Ó nAilella died.
542 Kal. Jan. A.D. 542. The battle of Torten was gained by the Leinstermen, in which fell Mac Erca, son of Ailill Molt. The battle of Sligech, in which fell Eogan Bel, King of Connaught. Fergus and Domnall, two sons of Mac Erca, were victors, and Ainmire son of Setna, and Ninnidh son of Setna.
The battle of Sligo, in which Eogan Bél, king of Connacht, fell by Fergus and Domnall two sons of Muircheartach son of Erc, and by Ainmire son of Setna and by Naindid son of Dua who were the victors. Whence it was said:
The battle of Uí Fiachrach is fought
With fury of edges over the border,
Foemen's kine bellow against spears,
The battle was spread out into Crinder.
The Sligo river carried off to the great sea
Men's blood with their flesh,
They utter paeans over Eba
Round the head of Eogan Bél.


Cirbre son of Crimthann, king of Munster, died.
Lugaid, bishop of Connor, rested.
543 Kal. Jan. A.D. 543. Tuathal Maelgarbh was slain by Maelmordha, i.e. at Greallach-allta, to whom Diarmait Mac Cerbhaill succeeded.

Tuathal Maelgarb, son of Cormac Caech son of Cairbre son of Niall, king of Tara, fell at Grellach Eilte by the hand of Maolmór son of Argadan, of Conaille Muirthemne. A son of the mother of Diarmaid son of Cearball was that Maelmór, and Maelmór himself fell on that sport, from which is said 'Maomór's murder'.
The rest of Mac Cuilinn and of Odrán from Letracha.
Ciarán mac an tSaoir died in the 31st year of his life, but in the seventh year after he began to build Clonmacnois.
The decapitation of Ambacuc at the fair of Tailtiu by a miracle of St Ciarán i.e. a false oath that a person took by the hand of Ciarán, whereon a grangrene attacked him in his nech; for seven years was he alive with the monks.
Beoid was the name of Ciarán's father, and Darerca was his mother's name, as he himself said:
My mother was Darerca,
she was not a bad woman.
Beoid the wright was my father,
of the Latharna Molt.

Diarmaid son of Cearbhall took the kingship of Ireland.
544 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 2.) A.D. 544. The first mortality, which is called 'blefed,' in which Mobi Clarainech died. The death of Comgall, son of Domangart, as some say. Diarmait, son of Fergus Cerrbeoil, son of Conall Crimthainne, son of Niall Nine-hostager, begins to reign, according to the Book of Cuanu. Or, in this year, the birth of Gregory, according to some.
Tighernach son of Cairpre, holy bishop of Cluain Eois, died.
545 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 13.) A.D. 545. Daire-Coluimcille was founded.
Ailill son of Dunlang, king of Leinster, died.
Cormac son of Ailill, king of Munster.
546 Kal. Jan. (Tues., m. 24. A.D. 546 (alias 47). The battle of Sligech, in which fell Eugen Bel (i.e., King of Connaught), and Domnall and Fergus, the two sons of Muirchertach Mac Erca, and Ainmire son of Setna (son of Fergus, son of Conall Gulban, son of Niall Ninehostager), were victors.
547 Kal. Jan. (Wedn., m. 5.) A.D. 547. Dubtach (or Duach, of the race of Colla Uais), abbot of Armagh, rested. Cluain-mic-Nois was founded. The battle of Tortan was gained by the Leinstermen, in which fell Mac Erca, son of Ailill Molt. Or, in this year, the battle of Sligech.
548 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 16.) A.D. 548. The falling asleep of the son of the Carpenter, i.e., Ciaran, in the 34th year of his age, (or in the 7th year after he had commenced to build Clonmacnoise.) Tigernach of Cluain-eois [died.] Great mortality, in which these persons rested: Finnio Macc-U-Telduibh; Colam descendant of Craumthanan; Mac-Tail of Cill-Cuiliud; Sinchell son of Cenandan, abbot of Cill-achaidh of Druim-fota, and Colum of Inis-Celtra. Or, in this year, Tuathal Maelgarbh, King of Tara, perished in Grellach-eilte, being slain by Maelmor Ua-Mic-Hi, who himself was slain immediately after. Hence is said the 'feat of Maelmor.'
549 Kal. Jan. (Sat.,'m. 27.) A.D. 549. The battle of CulConaire in Cera, in which fell Ailill Inbanna (i.e., King of Connaught), and Aedh Fortobol, i.e., his brother. Fergus and Domnall (i.e., the two sons of Muirchertach Mac Erca) were victors. Or, in this year, the rest of Tigernach.
The battle of Cúil Conaire, wherein fell Ailill the Womanly, king of Connacht, and Aodh the Prevailing, his brother. Fergus and Domnall, two sons of Mac Erca, were victors.
Duach Tenga Uma son of Fergus, king of Connacht.
550 KaL Jan. (Sund., m. 9.) A.D. 550. The rest of David, descendant of Farannan, (son of Guaire, descendant of Farannan), Bishop of Armagh, and Legate of all Ireland.
A great mortality, that is, the crom conaill or the buide conaill in which these saints rested, to wit, Findia, greatgrandson of Telldub, and Colom son of Crimthann, and Colam of Inis Celtra and Sinell son of Cenannan, abbot of Cell Achaid Drumfhota, and Mac Táil of Cell Culinn, whose name is Eogan son of Corcran.
551 Kal. Jan. (Mond.) A.D. 551. The battle of Cuilen, in which the Corco-Oche of Munster were slain, through the prayers of Ita of Cluain. Death of Fothad, son of Conall.
The battle of Cuillne, wherein fell the Corco Oichi of Munster through the prayer of my Ite of Cluain Credail.
The death of Fothad son of Conall.
552 Kal. Jan. (Wed.) A.D. 552. Death of Eacha, son of Conled, i.e., King of Ulad, from whom the Ui-Echach of Ulad are descended; and death of Bec Mac Deiche. Death of Craumthan, son of Brian. Thus I find in the Book of Cuanu, viz.: The relics of Patrick were placed in a shrine, at the end of three score years after Patrick's death, by Columba. Three splendid minna were found in the tomb, to wit, his goblet, and the Angel's Gospel, and the Bell of the Testament. This is how the Angel distributed the treasures for Columba, viz.: the goblet to Down, and the Bell of the Testament to Armagh, and the Angel's Gospel to Columba himself. The reason it is called the Angel's Gospel is, because it is from the Angel's hand Columba received it. Or, in this year, the rest of David, Bishop of Armagh, and Legate.
The death of Eochaid son of Connla, king of Ulaid, from whom the Uí Eachach of Ulaid descend.
Ailill, king of Leinster, died.
Death of Becc mac Dé the prophet.
Death of Crimthann son of Briun.
Fergna son of Oengus, king of Ulaid.
Cairbre son of Cormac, king of Leinster.
553 Kal. Jan. A.D. 553. The birth of Lugaid Mac Ui Ochae. The distemper (i.e., leprosy), which is called the Samthrosc.
The birth of My Lua, grandgrandson of Oche.
The plage which is called Samtrusc.
554 Kal. Jan. A.D. 554. The birth of Lugaid Mac Ui Ochae. The distemper (i.e., leprosy), which is called the Samthrosc.
Cathub, son of Fergus, bishop of Achad-cinn, died. Colman the Great, son of Diarmait Derg, son of Fergus Cerrbeoil, son of Conall Cremthainne, son of Niall Nine-hostager, whom Dubsloit killed. The church of Bangor was founded.
Cathbudh son of Fergus, bishop of Achad Cáin, died in the hundred and fifteenth year of his age.
Uigilius pope of the Roman nation, fell in 11 years and 18 days, and was buried in the basilica of blessed Peter.
The birth of Coeman of Liath.
555 KaL Jan. (Sat., m. 4.) A.D. 555. Pelagius, by birth a Roman, sat 11 years and 18 days. He was buried in the church of St. Peter the Apostle. A great mortality in this year, i.e., the cron-conaill, i.e., the buidhe-conaill.
556 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 15.) A.D. 556. Death of Fergna (or Fiacha), descendant of Ibdach, King of Ulad.
Duach Tenga Uma, king of Connacht, died.
The battle of Druim Cleithe wherein Ferdia, grandson of Fidbad, king of Ulaid, fell by Deman son of Cairell and by the Uí Echach of the Ard.
Eochaid Dryflesh, king of connacht.
Neasan the leprous paused.
557 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 26.) A.D. 557. The slaying of Colman the Great, son of Diarmait, whom Dubsloit slew. The Feast of Tara by Diarmait Mac Cerbhaill; and the flight before the son of Maelchon, and the death of Gabran, son of Domangart. Brendan founded a church in Cluainferta. The death of Eacha, son of Conlaedh, King of Uladh. The death of Bec Mac De, the prophet.
Murder of Colman the Great, son of Diarmaid, in his chariot, by Dubslait grandson of Tren, of the Picts.
The church of Bennchar was founded.
Aodh son of Eachach Tirmcharna, king of Connacht.
558 Kal. Jan. A.D. 558. The church of Bangor was founded.
Brénainn founded the church of Clonfert.
Since Ellta's great grandson took it,
Brendan with all his perfections,
If it be not the better, it is not the worse,
From that to this Clonfert.

.The rise of Brenand in his chariot in the air.
559 KaL Jan. A.D. 559. The Feast of Tara by Diarmait Mac Cerbhaill; and the death of Gabran, son of Domangart, (according to others). An expedition by the son of Maelchon (i.e., King Bruide). The battle of Cul-dreimne.
The last Assembly of Tara by Diarmaid son of Cearball.
The death of Gabran, Domangart's son, king of Scotland.
Flight of the Scots before Brude, Maelchon's son, king of the Picts.
The death of Curnán son of Aodh son of Eochaidh Tirmcarna, by Diarmaid son of Cearball while under Columcill's protection, and that is one of the causes of the battle of Cúil Dremne.
560 Kal. Jan. A.D. 560. The battle of Cul-dreimne, gained over Diarmait Mac Cerbhaill, in which 3,000 fell. Fergus and Domnall, two sons of Mac Erca (i.e., two sons of Muirchertach, son of Muiredach, son of Eogan, son of Niall), and Ainmire, son of Setna, and Nainnid, son of Duach, King of Connaught, were victors, and Aedh, son of Echa Tirmcharna, King of Connaught. Through the prayers of Columba they conquered. Fraechan, son of Temnan, it was that made the Druids' erbe for Diarmait. Tuatan, son of Diman, son of Saran, son of Cormac. son of Eogan, it was that threw over head the Druids erbe, Maglaine that passed over it, who alone was slain. The battle. of Cul-Uinsen.
The battle of Cúil Dremne gained over Diarmaid son of Cerball. Forgus and Domnall, two sons of Muircheartach mac Erca and Ainmire son of Setna, and Ninnid and Duach and Aodh, son of Eochaidh Dryflesh, king of Connacht, were victors through the prayer of Columcill, who said:
O God, Why keepest though not the mist off from us,
if perchance we may reckon the number
of the host that deprives us of judgments.
A host that marches around a cairn,
'Tis a son of storm that betrays them.
He is my druid that denies me not,
The Son of God it is who will work with me.
Beautiful it makes the onset,
Baetán's steed before the host,
It seems good to Baetán of the yellow hair,
It will bear its burden upon it.

Fraechán son of Teniusán, it is he that made the druid's fence for Diarmaid. Tuatán son of Dimmán son of Sarán son of Cormac son of Eoghan, it is he that overturned the druid's fence. Maiglinde went across it, and he alone was slain.
561 Kal. Jan. A.D. 561. Or, in this year, the battle of Cul-Uinsen, in Tebhtha, was gained over Diarmait Mac Cerbhaill, by Aedh son of Brenan. Diarmait fled. The battle of Moin-Daire.
The battle of Cúil Uinsenn in Tebtha, gained over Diarmaid son of Cearbhall by Aodh son of Brénann, king of Tebtha, in which Diarmaid took to flight.
562 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 21.) A.D. 562. The battle of Moin-daire-lothair was gained over the Cruithni, by the Ui-Neill of the North. Baetan, son of Cenn, with two of the Cruithni, fought against the Cruithni. The Lee and Arda-Eolairg were given to the Cinel-Eogain and Cinel-Conaill, as a reward.

"Sharp weapons stretch, men stretch,
In the great bog of Daire-lothair
The cause of a contention for right
Seven Cruithnian Kings, including Aedh Brec.

The two sons [of Mac] Erca return
In the same manner.
The King Ainmire returns
With the possessions of Setna.

The battle of all the Cruithni is fought,
[And] they burn Eilne.
The battle of Gabhair-Life is fought,
And the battle of Cul-dreimne.

They bear pledges after valour,
[Thence westwards] about ...
Ferggus, Domnall, Ainmire,
And Nandidh, son of Duach.

Splendidly he bears his course -
Baetan's steed - upon the host.
Pleasing to Baetan of the yellow hair.
'Twill bear his burden upon it. "

Aedan, son of Fiachra, dies. Voyage of Columba to the Island of Iona (Ia), in the 42nd year of his age. The slaying of Colman the Great, son of Diarmait.
The navigation of Columcill to the island of Ie in the 45th year of his age.
The battle of Móin Daire Laothair gained over the Picts by the Uí Néill of the north, wherein fell seven Pictish kings, including Aodh Brecc. Baetán son of Conn, with two Picts fought it against the Picts, and the Kindred of Eogan and of Conall fought.it, hired by the recompense of the Lea and Ard Eolairg. Whereof Cennfaelad sang:
Weapons stretched, men stretched,
On the red bog of Daire Lothair,
Cause of an unjust partition,
Seven Pictish kings with Aodh Brecc.
The battle of all the Picts is fought,
And Elne is burned;
Fought is the battle of Gabra Life
And the battle of Cúil Dremne.
They took away hostages after conflict,
Thence, westward, together with a ... gathering,
Fergus, Domnall, Ainmire,
And Nindid son of Dua.
Mac Erca's two sons turned
To meet the same battle
And the king Ainmire
Died in the possessions of Setna.

Aodhan hua Fiachrach died.
Molaissi of Devenish died.
Cairpre son of Cormac, king of Leinster, died.
563 Kal. Jan. (Tues., m. 2.) A.D. 563. A great storm occurred. The death of Laisra of Daimhinis. Or, in this year, Brenaind founded the church of Cluain-ferta.
The sailing of Columcille to the island of lona, in the forty-fifth year of his age.
Justin the minor ruled for 11 years.
Natris patricius overcame Totilam king of the Goths in Italy and killed him, who thereafter through the envy of Romans for whom many worked against the Goths, accused to Justin and his wife Sophia that he would ruin Italy by his service, he departed to Naples of Campania and wrote to the people of Lombary to come and possess.
Colmán Mór son of Cairpre, king of Leinster.
Diarmaid son of Cearbhall was killed in Ráth Bec in Magh Line by Aodh Dubh son of Suibne Araidhe, king of Ulster, and his head was taken to Cluain and his body was buried in Connere. To whom two sons of Mac Earca succeeded i.e. Forgus and Domnall.
564 Kal. Jan. (Thurs., m. 13.) A.D. 564. The murder of Diarmait MacCerbhaill, i.e., by Aedh Dubh son of Suibhne, to whom succeeded the two sons of Mac Erca, Fergus and Domnall. The repose of Brendan of Birr, as others say. The battle of Gabair-Liphe; and the death of Daimin Daimairgit.
In this year the Muirgelt was taken on the strand of Ollarba in the net of Beóán son of Indle, namely Airiu daughter of Eochaid son of Muirid. Beoan son of Indle, St Comgall of Bennchor's fisherman, caughter her.
The rest of Brenann of Biorra, as others say.
The battle of Cruinde.
565 Kal. Jan. (Frid.) A.D. 565. The battle of Gabair-Liphe. Fergus and Domnall were victors. Also the death of Domnall, son Muirchertach Mac Erca, to whom succeeded Ainmire son of Setna. Justin the younger reigned, as Bede says, eleven years.
The battle of Gabra Life gained over Leinster by Fergus and Domnall, two sons of Muircheartach son of Erc:
The battle of Gabra,
And the battle of Duma Achair:
In each of them died a wondrous man,
Colcu and his father.
The battle of Gabra,
Was not a battle of folks that do not fight:
Twenty died by Faelán,
From Ailill twenty score.

The death of Domnall son of Muircheartach son of Erc to who succeeded Ainmire son of Setna.
Death of Daimíne son of Cairbre Damargait.
566 Kal. Jan. (Saturd.) A.D. 566. John, a Roman by birth, sat twelve years, eleven months, and twenty-six days, and was buried in the church of St. Peter the apostle. An expedition into Iardoman.
John, of Roman nation, sat for 12 years eleven month and 23 days. He is buried in the basilica of blessed Peter the apostle.
567 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 16.) A.D. 567. An expedition into Iardoman, by Colman Bec, son of Diarmait, and Conall son of Comgall.
The death of Deman son of Cairell king of Ulaid by the shepherds of Bairenn
Baedan son of Cairell, the king of Ulster.
568 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 27.) A.D. 568. Murder of Ainmire, son of Setna, by Fergus son of Nellen.
Femen when it had a king,
Was not an unvalorous place:
Today its colour is crimson
From Ainmire son of Setna.

The death of Ainmire son of Setna, king of Ireland, by Fergus son of Nellín, of whom was said:
Femen when it had a king,
Was not an unvalorous place:
Today its colour is crimson
From Ainmire son of Setna.
569 Kal. Jan. (Wed., m. 9.) A.D. 569. The slaying of Fergus son of Nellen. Oena, abbot of Cluain-mic-Nois, and Ita of Cluain-credail, fell asleep. Gildas died. Aedhan Ua Fiachrach died.
Murder of Fergus, son of Nelline, by Aodh son of Ainmire.
Aonnu great-grandson of Laigis, abbot of Clonmacnois, rested i.e. Eanna son of Eogain of Laigis Raeda, holding the principality for 36 years.
And Gildas [died].
570 Kal. Jan. (Thursd., m. 20.) A.D. 570. From the death of Patrick one hundred years. Or, in this year, the repose of Molasse of Daiminis.
From the death of Patrick 100 years.
Maenu bishop of Cluain Fearta Bréanainn rested.
571 Kal. Janair. (Frid., m. 1.) A.D. 571. The assassination of two grandsons of Muiredach, viz.: Baetan son of Muirchertach. and Eochaid son of Domnall (i.e., son of Muirchertach Mac Erca in the third year of their reign. Cronan, son of Tigernach, King of Cianachta of Glenngeimin, was their slayer. Moenu, bishop of Cluain-ferta-Brenaind, rested. The death of Deman son of Cairill. Or, in this year, the killing of Diarmait Mac Cerbhaill. In this year the 'muirgeilt ' was captured. The repose of Brendan of Birr, as others say.
The slaying of Muredach's two grandsons Baetán son of Muredach and Eochaid the Fair son of Domnall in the third year of their reign. Cronan son of Tigernach, king of Connacht, was their slayer. The battle of Luimnech gained by the Cianachta, wherein Cronan himself fell.
572 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 12.) A.D. 572. The battle of Femhin, in which Column Bec, son of Diarmait, was vanquished; but he escaped. Or, in this year, the battle of Gabair-Liphe over the Leinstermen. Or, in this year, the death of Domnal, son of Muirchertach Mac Erca. to whom succeeded Aininire. son of Setna. Or thus, the battle of Tola and Fortola, viz., the names of plains between Ele and Ossory, and between Cluain-ferta-Molua and Saighir. Fiachra, son of Baetan, was victor.
The battle of Femen gained by Cairbre son of Cridan, king of Munster, wherein Colmán the Little, son of Diarmaid, was vanquished, but he himself escaped:
Straight was he from hair to sole,
A man of true pleasantness, Cairbre Crom,
Why he got his nickname,
From being fostered at Cromglais.

Bréanann of Birr rested.
Woe who says not great is his grace,
Woe who on his course entreats him not!
Four score and a hundred years,
This was the time that he dwelled in the world.

Baedan son of Ninnid ruled.
The battle of Tola and Fortola i.e. names of plains between Ele and Osraige, between the communities of Clonfert Mullo and Seirkieran. Fiacha son of Baetán was victor.
573 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 23.) A.D. 573. The battle of Tola and Fortola, in the territory of the Cruithne. The death of Conall, son of Comgall, in the 16th year of his reign, who granted the island of Iona to Columba.
The death of Conall son of Comgall, king of Dálriada in the 13th year of his reign, who offered the isle of Ia to Colmcill.
574 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 4.) A.D. 574. The great Convention of Druim-Ceta, at which were Columba, and Aedh son of Ainmire.
The death of Conall, Comgall's son, king of Dalriata, in the [sixteenth] 2 year of his reign. He gave as offering the island of Iona of Columcille.
The battle of Delgu in Kintyre ; and in it Duncan, son of Conall, son of Comgall, and many others of the allies of the sons of Gabran, fell.
The battle of Delgu in Cantyre in which Dunchadh son of Conall son of Comgall and many others of the friends of the sons of Garban fell.
Brenainn son of Brian died.
A spark of leprosy and an unheard of abundance of nuts.
575 Kal. Jan. (Wed., m. 15.) A.D. 575. A spark of leprosy, and an unheard of abundance of nuts. The battle of Teloch, in Cenn-tire, in which fell Duncath, son of Conall, son of Comgall, and many others of the allies of the sons of Gabran. The death of Brendan, son of Brian. Or, in this year, the killing of Ainmire, son of Setna, of whom was said:

"Femen, when there was a King,
Was not a place without valour.
To-day, crimson is its aspect
By Ainmire, son of Setna".
Tiberius Constantinus in 7 years. Gregory then apocrisiarius in Constantinople, former bishop of Rome, set out books of exposition in Job, and convicted Eutichius bishop of the same city in the faith of our resurrection to err with Tiberius present. For the same Eutichius said that our body in that glory of resurrection would be impalpable and the air of our lungs would be more subtel, against that the dominicus: Touch and see, since a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see me having.
The people of Lombardy county invaded all Italy with hunger and mortality, and obsidet that Roman city, to which at that time the king ruling was Albinus.
The rest of Brénainn of Clonfert.
Aodh son of Eochaidh Dryflesh, king of Connacht, fell by the Uí Briúin in the battle of Bágh.
The first peril of Ulad in Eumania.
The battle of Loch dá Eces.
576 Kal. Jan. ' (Frid., m. 26.) A.D. 576. The battle of Teloch. The beginning of the reign of Tiberius Constantinus, who reigned seven years. The repose of Brendan, of Cluain-ferta. Murder of Aedh, son of Eocha Tirmcarna (alias Timrim, son of Fergus, son of Muiredach Mael, son of Eoghan Srebh, son of Duach Galach, son of Brian, son of Eocha Muighmedhoin), by the Ui-Briuin. The first adventure of the Ulidians in Eufania. Or, in this year, the murder of Fergus, son of Nellin, and [the repose of] Oena, abbot of Cluain-mic-Nois, and of Ita, of Cluaincredail, and of Gildas.
Rest of Bishop Etchen of Cluain fota Baetan aba.
The return of Ulaid from Euonia the Isle of Man.
Mael Cothad son of Fogartach son of Cathal, king of Connacht.
577 Kal. Jan. (Sat., m. 7.) A.D. 577. The rest of Bishop Etchen, of Cluain-fota-Baetain. The return of the Ulidians from Eumania. Feidilmidh Finn, abbot of Armagh, rested.
The rest of bishop Uinnian moccu Fiatach.
Benedict the Roman sat four years, one month and 29 days, and was buried in the basilica of blessed Peter the apostle.
Cairpre son of Crimthain king of Munster died, who ruled for 17 years, to whom succeeded Feargus Scandal, who ruled for 7 years.
578 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 18.) A.D. 578. The repose of Vinnian (St. Finnian), the bishop, son of Ua Fiatach. Benedict, a Roman by birth, sat four years, one month, twenty-nine days; and was buried in the church of Saint Peter the Apostle. The killing of Aedh, son of Geno, and the death of Brudig, King of the Ui-Failgi.
The battle of Druim mac Earca, where Colgo son of Domhnall son of Muircheartach fell. Aodh son of Ainmire was the victor.
Cennfhaeladh king of the Picts died.
579 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 29.) A.D. 579. The battle of Druim-mic-Erca which fell Colgu, son of Domnall, son of Muirchertach, son of Muiredhach, son of Eogan. Aedh, son of Ainmire, remained victor. An expedition to the Orkneys by Aedhan, son of Gabran. Cennalath, King of the Picts, dies.
The battle of Mano in which the victor was Aodán son of Gabrán.
Feargna son of Caiblene died.
Baedán son of Cairell, king of Ulaid, died. Aodh Dub son of Suibne became king of Ulaid.
580 Kal. Jan. (Wedn., m. .) A.D. 580. Or, in this year, the battle of Druim-mic-Erca. The death of Baetan, son of Cairill. The expedition to the Orkneys.
Cennalath, king of the Picts, died.
581 KaL Jan. (Thursd.) A.D. 581. The battle of Manonn in which Aedhan, son of Gabran, son of Domangart, was victor. The death of Fergna, son of Caiblein.
The battle of Mano in which the victor was Aodhán son of Gabrán.
Feargna son of Caiblene died and this is the truth of it.
The death of Bruide son of Maelchú, king of the Picts.
The death of Fearadhach son of Dua king of Ossory, killed by his own.
Pilagius the Roman in nation sat 10 years 6 months 10 days.
582 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 2.) A.D. 582. The death of Feradach, son of Duach, King of Ossory. Pelagius, a Roman by birth, sat ten years, two months, and ten days. The battle of Manand against Aedhan. The death of Fergna, son of Caiblein. Or, in this year, the repose of Brenaind, of Cluain-ferta, according to others.
Mauricius (i.e. Muiris) for 21 years.
The king of the Goths was an Arian and by (this) Arian his son was seized in order to make him an unbeliever, and he cast the son bound in fetters into prison, and did not let him, until he believed firmly: so because of that belief it came to pass that he was made a king and a martyr, and God chose him, as king and martyr, into the heavenly kingdom. And his brother Ricaredus came, after his father, to the province, that he might receive the kingdom of the Goths, and he received the realm completely; and through the teaching of the bishop Leonardus, he and his kindred turned fully to the Faith.
And in that same year Gregory of Rome began to hold a synod, and by his orders four and twenty bishops came to that synod, and discussed the difficulties and contentions
of Church. At the end of fourteen years of the lordship of the king, that convention was commenced in Peter's place in Rome, and this is the final resolution to which they came: they appointed Mellito and Johannes and Augustinus to teach and preach in Britain and in England and in the province. And God heard their intercessions and their requests, and wrought for them great miracles and marvels, and sent with them many godly, holy monks; and these sowed belief and devotion in the provinces into which they were sent. And on that occasion Aethelbert the king turned to the Faith, and all the province with him, and he was made a bishop; and the Saxons believed in Augustinus, and 'tis he that was bishop in London. And Gregory sent writings to Augustinus to give him the rank of archbishop. At the end of twelve years after his coming from the east the rank of archbishop was conferred upon him. Gregorius, Londini quoque et Eboraci episcopos, accepto a sede apostolica pallio, metropolitanos esse debere decernit.
Feargus Scandal king of Munster died, to whom succeeded Feidhlimidh son of Tighernach, who king ...
The rest of Fergus, bishop of Druim Lethglaise, who founded Cell Biain.
Mael Cothaigh, king of Connacht, rested.
Aodh, king of Connacht.
Mo Chaeme ab Tiri Da Glass.
Mosis of the sons of Eratannus according to others.
583 Kal. Jan. (Sat., m. 1.3.) A.D. 583. The repose of Fergus, bishop of Dun-lethglaise, who founded Cill-Bien. Mauricius reigned twenty-one years, as Bede and Isidore state. The death of Bruide, son of Maelcon, King of the Picts; and the death of Feradach, son of Duach, King of the Osraighe. Or, in this year, the repose of Etchen.
The rest of Mac Nisse, abbot of Clonmacnois.
Aodh son of Suibne, king of Maonmhagh, died.
Ruadhan of Lothra rested according to others.
The battle of Man, in which Aidan, Gabran's son, was the conqueror.
584 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 24.) A.D. 584 (alias 85). The repose of Mac Nisse, abbot of Cluain-mic-u-Nois, in the 17th year. Death of Aedh [son of] Suibhne, King of Moenmagh.
Baedan son of Nindid son of Dua son of Conall Gulban, king of Tara, was slain. Cumine son of Colmán son of Cumine son of Libren son of Illadon son of Cerball slew him at the Horse's Leap by the advice of Colmán Becc.
Aod son of Ainmire took the kingship of Ireland. The death of Brude, Maelchon's son, king of the Picts.
585 Kal. Jan. (Tuesd., m. 5.) A.D. 585. The assassination of Baetan, son of Ninnidh, son of Duach (alias, son of Fergus Cennfada), son of Conall Gulban, King of Tara, who reigned one year. Cummaene, son of Column Bec, son of Diarmait, and Cummaene, son of Libraen, son of Illannan, son of Cerbhall, killed him, at the instance of Colman namely, at Leim-ind-eich. Or, in this year, the battle of Druim-mic-Erce.
The battle of Nelach Daethi in which fell Colmán Bec son of Diarmaid, as others say, caesis 5 thousand by the prophecy of Colum Cill. Aed son of Ainmire was the victor. Hence was said: The howling battle was gained over Colum as is related, � by (Tír) Conaill and (Tír) Eogain. Daigh son of Carell died.
The howling battle was gained
over Colum as is related,
serigh set srethaib sorann,
Daigh son of Carell died.
586 Kal. Jan. (Wed., m. 16.) A.D. 586. The battle of Daethe, in which fell Colman Bec, son of Diarmait; Aedh, son of Ainmire, being victor. And in which fell Libraen, son of Illannon, son of Cerbhall. Daigh, son of Cairill, died. Or, in this year, the death of Baetan, son of Cairill, King of Uladh.
The rest of Carillan bishop of Armagh.
The rest of Senach, bishop of Clonard.
The conversion of Constantine to lord,
and great snow.
The slaying of Aod the Black son of Suibne Araide, who killed Diarmaid son of Cerball.
The falling asleep of Nathcomi.
587 Kal. Jan. (Thurs., m. 27.) A.D. 587. The repose of Carlaen, bishop of Armagh. The repose of Senach, bishop of Cluain-Iraird. The death of the grandsons of Geno. The conversion of Constantine to the Lord; and great snow; and the murder of Aedh Dubh, son of Suibhne, in a ship.
The rest of bishop Aed son of Brecc and of Aed son of Brénann, king of Teffa, who offered Durrow to St Columcill.
And in the same year a torrid and dry summer occurred.
David of Cell Muni, died.
Fiacha son of Baedan, king of Ulster.
588 Kal. Jan. (Sat., m. 9.) A.D. 588. The repose of Bishop Aedh, son of Brecc. Aedh, son of Brendan, King of Tethba, died. (It was he that presented Dermhagh to Columba.) And, in the same time, there was a scorching and droughty summer.
Feidhlimidh son of Tighernach, king of Munster, died.
The battle of Leithri gained by Aedán son of Gabrán.
The battle of Magh Óchtar gained by Brandub son of Eochaidh over the Uí Néill on the hill above Cluain Conaire Tomáin in the south.
The obit of Lugaid of Lis Móir.
The birth of Cumine Fota.
589 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 20.) A.D. 589. The death of Fedelmith, son of Tigernach, King of Munster. The battle of Lethreid was gained by Aedhan, son of Gabran. The battle of Magh-ochtair was gained by Brandubh, son of Echa, over the Ui-Neill. Or, in this year, the repose of Fergus, bishop of Druim-lethglaise, who founded Cill-Bian.
The failure of the sun i.e. urchra gréni .i.e, a dark morning.
Aodh son of Fogarthach king of Connacht rested.
590 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 1.) A.D. 590. An eclipse of the sun, that is, a dark morning. Or, in this year, the repose of Mac Nissi, abbot of Cluain-mic-Nois.
See Year 594 for eclipse
The death of Lugaid of Mismore i.e. My Luoc.
591 Kal. Jan. (Tues., m. 12.) A.D. 591. The death of Lugaid of Lismore. The birth of Cummen the Tall. A dark morning. The beginning of the reign of Aedh, son of Ainmire.
The battle of Leithrig [was fought] by Aidan, Gabran's son.
Gregory the Roman of nation, his father being Fordian, spent 16 years 6 months 10 days. He was in the time of Maurice amd was buried in the basilica of blessed Peter the apostle in front of the sacristy.
592 Kal. Jan. (Thurs., m. 23.) A.D. 592. The death of Aengus, son of Amalgaid. Gregory, a Roman by birth, son of Gordian, sat 13 years, 6 months, and 10 days. He was [Pontiff] in the time of the Emperors Mauricius and Focas. In the second year of the reign of the same Foccas, or Foca, he was buried in the church of Saint Peter the Apostle, in front of the sacristy. Or, in this year, the battle of Bealach-Dhaithe, in which fell Colman Bec, son of Diarmait, from whom [are descended] the Clann-Colmain, viz., the Ui-Maelechlainn and others. Aedh, son of Ainmire, was victor.
The death of Lugaid of Lismore ; that is, Moluoc.
The battle of Eudunn Mór, wherein fell Gerthide, son of Rónán, king of Cianacht. Fiachna son of Baetán was victor. Hence was said:
At another time,
when the soldiers of Baetán son shall enter Bregia,
the Cianachta will be on the alert,
they will not be next the shot.

The killing of Senchán son of Colmán Mór.
593 Kal. Jan. (Frid., in. 4.) A.D. 593. A battle [against] Geirtide, King of Cianachta. At Eudon-mor it was won. Fiachna son of Baetan (i.e., Fiachna, son of Baetan, son of Cairill, son of Muiredhach Muinderg), was victor.
The rest of Columcill on the Sunday night of Pentecost, the fifth of the ides of June in the year of his peregrination 35, of his age however 77.
Three years he dwelt without light,
Colum in his dark church.
After seventy years,
A out of his body he went to the angels.

The death of Eoghan son of Gabrán.
Aodh Cerr son of Colmán, king of Leinster, rested.
Brandub, son of Eochaid, became king of Leinster.
594 Kal. Jan. (Sat., m. 15.) A.D. 594. The repose of Columba, on the 5th of the Ides of June, in the 76th year of his age. The death of Eugan, son of Gabran. Or, in this year, the repose of Bishop Aedh, son of Brecc, and of Aedh, son of Brenann.
St. Columba's death is 597 in the Annales Cambriae.
Actual Total Solar Eclipse in the morning mentioned in 590 is here:
July 23, 594 7:33:19

The battle of Rath in Druad and the battle of Ard Sendoim.
The battle of Rath in Druad and the battle of Ard Sendoim. The killing of the sns of Aedán i.e. Bran and Domangort and Eochaid Fionn and Artur, in the battle of Circhenn, in which Aodhán was overcome, and the battle of Corann.
595 Kal. Jan. (Mond., m. 26.) A.D. 595. The battle of Rath-in-druadh. The battle of Ard-Seudaim. Murder of the sons of Aedan, viz.: Bran and Domangart. The battle of Corann.
The death of Cumascach son of Aodh by Brandub son of Eochaid, in Dún Buchet. Whence was said:
I beseech the mighty Lord,
Near Cell Rannaireach,May the vengeance for Cumasach
Be the slaughter of Aodh son of Ainmire.

The battle of Sliab Cua in Munster, wherein Fiachna son of Baetán son of Ainmire was victor.
The death of Tibraite son of Calgach.
596 Kal. Jan. (Tues., m. 7.) A.D. 596. The slaying of Cumasoach, son of Aedh, by Brandubh, son of Eocha, in Dun-Buchat. The battle of Sliabh-Cua, in the regions of Munster; in which Fiachna, son of Baetan, was victor. The death of Tibraitte, son of Calggach.
The battle of Dún Bolg gained by Bandub son of Eochaid, with the Leinstermen, on the fourth of the Ides of January, where Aodh son of Ainmire, king of Ireland, fell in the 19th year of his reign and the 66th of his age, and Béc son of Cuanu, king of Oriel, and other noblemen. Whence was said:
At Buach
The wave pours against the brink,
It tells tidings, though it be wearisome
Aodh son of Ainmire, hath been slain.

cuius coniux ceinit:
Tara's little side, Tailltiu's side,
The side of Aodh son of Ainmire,
Dear were the three sides
On which I never look again.

The beginning of the rule of Colmán Rimedha and Aodh Sláine at the same time.
Garbán son of Enna, king of Munster, and his brother Amalgaid.
597 Kal. Jan. (Wed., m. 18.) A,D. 597. The repose of Baitheni, abbot of Iona. The slaughter (or battle) of Dun-bolg, in which fell Aedh, son of Ainmire, by Brandubh, son of Echa, and Bec, son of Cuanu, King of Uimic-Uais. Eocho, abbot of Armagh, rested. Augustin came to England. The beginning of joint reign of Cloman Righmidh and Aedh Slaine.
The repose of Columcille [occurred] on the Sunday night of Pentecost, the fifth before the Ides of June, in the thirty-fifth year of his pilgrimage, and the seventy-seventh of his life.
The death of Eogan, Gabran's son. The rest of Baithín abbot of Iona in the sixty-sixth year of his age.
Ailithir, abbot of Clonmacnois, rest. Of Muskerry was he.
Bass Gartnaidh regis Pictorum.
The Saxons came to the Faith.
598 Kal. Jan. (Thurs., m. 29.) A.D. 598. Ailither, abbot of Cluain-mic-Nois, rested. The repose of Cainnech in Achadh-bo, as Cuana states.
The slaughter of the sons of Aidan, namely Bran and Domangart and Eochaid Find and Arthur, in the battle of Circhend, in which Aidan was conquered.
The rest of St Cainnech of Aghaboe, who rested in the 87th year of his age.
The battle of the Saxons by Aedán, where Eanfraith brother of Aethelferth fell by Mael Uma son of Baetán, in which he was vanquished.
Murder of Suibne, son of Colmán the Great, by Aod Sláine at Bridon on the stream Suane.
Sinche of Cluain Lethtengad.
599 Kal. Jan. (Frid., m. 10.) A.D. 599. The repose of Saint Cainnech; and the battle of the Saxons, in which Aedan was vanquished. The killing of Suibhne, son of Colman Mor (son of Diarmaid Derg, son of Fergus Cerrbeoil, son of Conall Cremthainne, son of Niall Nine-hostager), by Aedh Slane, in Bri-dam on the Suaniu, i.e. a stream.
The Blows of Brandub in Bregia.
The death of Brénann son of Cairbre, son of Féchéne, king of Uí Maine, from whom is named Ráith Brénainn in Magh Aeoi.
600 Kal. Jan. (Sund., m. 21.) A.D. 600. An earthquake in Bairche. The death of Brendan, son of Coirpre [son of] Feichen. Thus I have found in the Book of Cuanu: the battle of Slemain, and the battle of Cuil-coil, and the rest of Comgall, and the death of Odda, son of Aedh, took place in this year. Or, in this year, the repose of Columba, on Sunday night.
The repose of Baithine, abbot of Iona, in the sixty-sixth year of his age.

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