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Lebor na hUidre’s Sojourn in Íochtar Connacht, 1359-1470    Nollaig Ó Muraíle, NUIG: Lebor na hUidre, Royal Irish Academy,...
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Accompanying Handout for Lebor na hUidre’s Sojourn in Íochtar Connacht, 1359–1470 - Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, MRIA, Dept. of Medieval Irish, NUI Galway

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Accompanying Handout for Lebor na hUidre’s Sojourn in Íochtar Connacht, 1359–1470 - Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, MRIA, Dept. of Medieval Irish, NUI Galway

  1. 1. Lebor na hUidre’s Sojourn in Íochtar Connacht, 1359-1470 Nollaig Ó Muraíle, NUIG: Lebor na hUidre, Royal Irish Academy, 23 November 2012(1a) AConn. 1359 [=ALC ii.18]: 3. Maidm mór do thabairt do Chathal Óc Ua Conchobair fo BeolÁtha Senaig for Conallchaib, acus Seoan Ua Dochurtaig, taísech Arda Midair, acus EoganConnachtach acus Toirrdelbach Mac Subne do gabáil and béuss acus ár mór do thabhairt and. MathaMag Samradán, adbur taísig Thellaig Echach do lot an lá-sin acus a écc don lot-sin oca thig.4. In Cathal cédna-sin do dol ar sluagad a Tír Conaill acus a muinter do dol a crich Uí Garmlegaigacus Cathal Bodur Ua Ruairc do marbad la Maílsechlaind Ua Garmlegaig, acus Maílsechlainn domarbad arin láthair chétna-sin la Tigernán Ua Ruairc.(1b) 3. Cathal Oc O Conchobair inflicted a severe defeat, on the Cenel Conaill atBallyshannon, where Seoan O Dochurtaig, chieftain of Ardmire, and Eogan Connachtachand Toirrdelbach Mac Suibne were captured [there] and great slaughter was made. MathaMag Samradain, a possible chieftain of Tullyhaw, was wounded that day and died at homeof the wound.4. This same Cathal led an army into Tir Conaill and his followers entered O Gairmlegaigsterritory; Cathal Bodur O Ruairc was killed by Maelsechlainn O Gairmlegaig andMaelsechlainn was himself killed, in the same fight, by Tigernan O Ruairc.(2a) AU ii 508 (1359): Maidm mor (maidm Ath-Seanaigh) do thabairt do Chathal Óg mac Cathail IConcobhair, fa Ath-Senaigh ar Conallchaibhm idon, ar Seaan mac Concobair Uí Domnaill, ocusSeaan Ua Dochartaigh, taisech Arda-Mídhair ocus Eogan Connachtach ocus Toirrdelbach MacSuibhne do ghabail le mac I Con[c]obuir. Matha Mag Samradhan, adbur taisigh Tellcha-Eachach, dolot in la sin ocus a ég ’g a tigh féin. Righi Tire-Conaill do ghabail do mac I Concobuir. .... Magnus Meblach Ua Domnaill do gabailTire-Conaill in bliadhain si acus gan gairm righ fair. Cathal Bodhur, mac Cathail I Ruairc, do marbadh ar a cagadh cetna. Ocus e féin ocus Mael-Sechlainn Ua Gairmleghaidh do comthuitim re céile.(2b) A great defeat (the defeat of Ath-seanaigh) was inflicted by Cathal junior, son of CathalUa Concobhuir, near Ath-senaigh on the Conailli [sic]: (namely on John son of Concobar UaDomhnaill and) John Ua Dochartaigh, chief of Ard-Midhair and Eogan the Connacian andToirdelbach Mac Suibhne were taken prisoners by the son of Ua Concobuir. Matthew MagSamradha[i]n, who was to be chief of Tellach-Eachach, was [mortally] injured that day anddied at his own house. The kingship of Tir-Connaill was taken by the son of Ua Concobuir. .... Maghnus UaDomnaill the Guileful took the kingship of Tir-Conaill this year, but without the title of king[being bestowed] upon him. Cathal the Deaf, son of Cathal Ua Ruairc, was slain in the same war. And he andMail-Shechlainn Ua Gairmleghaidh fell by one another.(3) AClon. AD 1359: Cahall Oge O’Connor gave an overthrow to the Inhabitants of Tyrconnell atBelaseanie, where John O’Dochortie, Chieftain of Ardmire, and Terlagh Mac Swynie were taken, anda great many others slain besides.(4a) AFM iii.614-6 (1359): Maidhm mór do thabairt do Chathal Óg mac Cathail Uí Concobhair occÁth Seanaigh ar Sheaan mac Conchobhair Uí Dhomhnaill, accus ar Chonallchaibh. Seaan ÓDochartaigh, taoiseach Arda Miodhair, Eoghan Connachtach, Toirrdhealbhach Mac Suibhne doghabháil do mhac Uí Choncobhair don chur soin, accus daoine iomdha do marbadh lais. Matha Macc Shamradhain adbar toisigh Theallaigh Eachdhach do lot an lá so acus a écc dabíthin iar rochtain a thighe féin dó. Cathal Bodhar mac Cathail Uí Ruairc acus Maolseachlainn Ó Gairmleadhaigh do comhthuitim rearoile ar an ccoccadh ceadna so iar mbreith sloigh do ridhisi do Chathal Ó Concobhair go Tír Chonaillgo rangatar drong da mhuintir dutcaidh Uí Gairmledaigh im Chathal Bodhar Ua Ruairc.
  2. 2. (4b) A great victory was gained at Ballyshannon by Cathal Oge, the son of Cathal O’Conor,over John, the son of Conor O’Donnell, and the Kinel-Connell. John O’Doherty, Chief ofArdmire, Owen Connaghtagh, and Turlough Mac Sweeny, were taken prisoner by the son ofO’Conor, and many persons were slain by him. Matthew Magauran, materies of a lord of Teallach Eachdhach, was wounded on thatday, and died of his wounds after his return to his own house. During the same war Cathal Bodhar, the son of Cathal O’Rourke, and MelaghlinO’Gormly fell by each other’s hand in the same war. This occurred when Cathal O’Conormarched with a second army into Tirconnell, and a party of his people arrived in O’Gormly’sterritory under the command of Cathal Bodhar O’Rourke.(5) Consolidated entry, 1359: A great defeat … was inflicted by Cathal Óg, son of Cathal ÓConchobhair, near Áth Seanaigh [i.e. Ballyshannon] on the Ceinéal gConaill, namely on Seán son ofConchobhar Ó Domhnaill, and Seán Ó Dochartaigh, chief of Ard Míodhair, and Eoghan Connachtachand Toirdhealbhach Mac Suibhne were taken prisoner there by Cathal Óg, the son of Ó Conchobhair,and many persons were slain by him. Matha Mág Shamradháin, who was to be chief of TeallachEachach, was injured that day and died after returning to his own house. Cathal Óg Ó Conchobhair marched with a second army into Tír Chonaill, and a party of hisfollowers entered Ó Gairmleadhaigh’s territory under the command of Cathal Bodhar Ó Ruairc. The kingship of Tír Chonaill was taken by the son of Ó Conchobhair. ... Maghnus Meabhlach Ó Domhnaill took the kingship of Tír Chonaill this year, but without thetitle of king being bestowed upon him.(6a) AConn. 1470: 5. Caslén Sligcig do thabairt do chlainn Eogain Uí Conchobair d’U Domnuill arulcuib re Ruaidrí mac Briain acus re clainn Toirrdealbaig Charraig meic Domnaill. Acus U Domnaillda asic dóib doridisi acus tigernus uatha as d’Ua Domnaill.(6b) Sligo Castle was surrendered by the sons of Eogan O Conchobair to O Domnaill, out ofa grudge against Ruaidri son of Brian and the sons of Toirrdelbach Carrach son of Domnall.O Domnaill gave it back to them and they acknowledged his overlordship in return.(7a) AFM iv.1068 (1470): Caislen Sliccig do gabáil la hUa nDomhnaill for Domhnall mac EoghainUí Concobhair iar mbeith athaid foda i n-iomsuide fair, accus a breith fein d’fághail do comhtoibhd’Ua Domhnaill don chur sin la taobh umhla accus cios chána o iochtar Connacht. Bá don chur sin doradad dó an Leabar Gearr accus Leabhar na hUidhri accus cathaoíreacha Domnaill Óicc ruccadhsiar re linn Sheaain mic Concobhair mic Aodha mic Domnaill Óicc Uí Domhnaill.(7b) The castle of Sligo was taken by O’Donnell from Donnell, son of Owen O’Conor, afterhaving besieged it for a long time, and O’Donnell obtained on this occasion his owndemands of gifts, besides [receiving] submission and tribute from Lower Connaught. It wason this occasion that he obtained the book called Leabhar Gearr, and another calledLeabhar-na-h-Uidhri, and the chairs of Donnell Oge, which had been brought westward [i.e.into Connaught] in the time of John, the son of Conor, son of Hugh, son of Donnell OgeO’Donnell.(8a) AU iii.238 (1471): Sluaighedh mór in bliadhain si le Mac Uilliam Burc a nIchtar Connacht documnum le mac Briain Uí Conchobuir ocus dul doib fo caislen Sligidh ocus clann Eogain UíConchobuir do beth i cenn Ui Domnaill ocus Domnall, mac Eogain, do dul ’sa caislen. Ocus tor indorú[i]s do brisedh la Mac Uilliam ocus síth do denum doib.(8b) A great hosting [was made] this year by Mac William de Burgh into the Lower [northern]part of Connacht, to aid the son of Brian Ua Conchobuir and they went against the castle ofSligech and the sons of Eogan Ua Conchobuir were [gone] to join Ua Domnaill, but Domnall,son of Eogan, went into the castle. And the fortification of the door was broken down by MacWilliam and [then] peace was made by them.(9a) LU 37b (1): ... Oráid do Domnall mac Muirchertaigh meic Domnaill meic Taidhg meic Briainmeic Aindrias meic Briain Luighnigh meic Toirrdelbaigh Moir. Issie in Domnall sin ro fhuráil
  3. 3. athnúidhiughadh na pearsainni sin ler scríobadh in sciamhlebhar sa ar Shigraid Ua Cuirrndín acus caferr duind ar mbeandacht do chur a mbel duine go fer in liubair sea na a fágbail aigi, acus sechtmhuinonúdh co Satarn Cásc acus sechtmuin onde co hAíne in césda acus (acus) da Aíne ordha uirri .i. Aénina Féli Muiri acus Aíni in Cesda acus is ingnadh mór sin ic araile d’eolchaibh.(9b) … A prayer for Domnall son of Muirchertach s. Domnall s. Tadg s. Brian s. Aindrias s.Brian Luignech s. Toirrdelbach Mór. It is this Domnall who ordered the restoration by SigraidÓ Cuirrndín [of the work] of that same person by whom this beautiful book was written. Andwhich is best for us, to send our blessing to the owner of this book by human lips or to leaveit with him? And it is a week from today to Easter Saturday, and a week from yesterday toGood Friday, and there are two golden Fridays therein, i.e. Friday of the Festival of Mary andGood Friday, and that is a great marvel to certain scholars.(10a) LU 37b (2): Orait andso d’Aodh Ruadh mac Neill Ghairbh I Dhomhnaill do tobaigh coforegnach an leabar so ar Chonnachtaib acus in Leabhar Gearr maille fris iar n-a mbeith <’n-ar n-ecmuis> o aimsir Cathail Oig I Concabair co haimsir Ruaidri meic Briain acus dechneabur tigernadetorro for Cairbre, acus a n-aimsir [Sheaáin meic] Concobair meic Aedho Uí Domnaill rucadh siar iadacus is mar seo rucadh iad .i. in (in) Leabar Gearr a fuasclodh I Dochartoigh acus Leabar na hUidri dodul a fuasclodh meic ollamon I Domnaill re seanchas ar n-a ghabail do Chathal a ngill fris ar CenelConaill fris sin o Concobur co hAedh.(10b) A prayer for Aed Ruad son of Niall Garb O Donnell who carried off this book by forcefrom the Connachtmen, and the Leabar Gearr along with it, after they had been absent fromus from the time of Cathal Óg O Conor to that of Ruaidrí son of Brian [O Conor], and tenlords were over Cairbre in the interval. And in the time of Conchobar son of Aed O Donnellthey were taken to the West, and in this manner they were taken, i.e. the Leabar Gearr inransom for O Doherty and Leabar na hUidre going in ranson for the son of O Donnell’s ollavof history, it being taken by Cathal as a pledge for him from Cenél Conaill .... (?) fromConchobar to Aed.(11) (a) Cathal Óg, d. 1362; (b) Domhnall, d. 1395; (c) Muircheartach Bacach (son of b), d.1493; (d) Brian (s. b), d. 1440; (e) Eoghan (s. b), d. 1444; (f) Toirrdhealbhach (s. b), d. 1455;(g) Maghnus (s. d), d. 1461; (h) Tadhg (s. e), 1462; (i) Domhnall (s. c), d. 1464; (j) Ruaidhrí (s.d), living 1471.(12a) LGen. 299.5: … uair Flann agus Eochuidh eolach Úa Cérín, as iad ro thionóil na nethe sin aLebar Eochadha Uí Fhlannagain in Ard Macha, agus a Liubhar Mhainisdreach, agus as na lebhraibhtoghaidhe ele .i. as an Lebar mBuidhe teasda isin charcair Arda-Macha, agus as an Leabhar Ghearrbaoí i Mainisdir, as é rug an mac leginn les tar muir i ngoid, agus ní frith riamh, 7c.299.6: Misi an Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh do sgriobh na hugdordais sin ar lorg litre Lughdhach UiChlérigh na hIomarbhagha, …. anois isin bliadain si, 1664.(12b) 299.5: … for it was Flann and the learned Eochaidh Ó Céirín who assembled thosematters from the book of Eochaidh gs. Flannagán in Ard Macha and from the Book ofMainistir [=Monasterboice] and from the other choice books, i.e. from the Yellow Book whichwas lost from the strong-room in Armagh and from the Short Book that was in Mainistir andwhich the student stole and brought across the sea with him, and it was never found, etc.299.6: I am Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh who wrote those authoritative statements accordingto the letter of Lughaidh Ó Cléirigh of the Contention [of the Poets], …. now in this year,1664.(13a) LU 39a: Fland tra 7 Eochuid eolach Ua Cérin, is iat ro thinolsat so a llebraib Eochoda UíFhlandacan i nArd Macha 7 a llebraib Manistrech 7 asna lebraib togaidib archena .i. asin Libur Buditesto asin carcar i nArd Macha 7 as in Libur Girr boí i mManistir 7 is side ruc in mac legind lais i ngaitdar muir 7 ni fríth riam di éis.(13b) Flann and the learned Eochaidh Ó Céirín assembled those matters from the books ofEochaidh Ó Flannagáin in Ard Macha and from the Books of Mainistir [=Monasterboice] and
  4. 4. from other choice books besides, i.e. from the Yellow Book that was lost from the strong-room in Armagh and from the Short Book that was in Mainistir, and it was that which thestudent stole and took with him across the sea, and it was never found afterwards.(14) Ó DOMHNAILL Aodh < Domhnall Óg < Domhnall Mór < Éigneachán |–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––––| Conchobhar, 1333-42 Niall, d. 1348 Maghnus Meabhlach, d. 1363 |–––––––––| | Aonghus Seaán, 1352-9; Toirdhealbhach an Fhíona, d. 1423 1362-80 | Niall Garbh, 1422-39 | Aodh Ruadh > Aodh Dubh > Maghnus 1461-97; 1497-1505(15) Ó CONCHOBHAIR CHAIRBREDomhnall, d. 1307 |–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|Cathal, 1318-24 Muircheartach, 1324-9 | |a b Cathal Óg, Domhnall, 1368-95 1342-62 | |––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––|c Muircheartach Bacach dBrian,1403-40 eEoghan, 1440-44 f Toirdhealbhach Carrach, 1444-55 | 1395-1403 |–––––|––––––| |–––|––––––| |–––––––––|––––––––|i g Domhnall Maghnus jRuaidhrí hTadhg Domhnall Aodh Ruaidhrí 1462-4 1455-61 1464–p. 1467 1461-2 d. 1494 1494 -5 (16) Marriage-relationship between Giolla Íosa Mac Fhir Bhisigh and Tomaltach Mac DonnchaidhThe relationship between Caithirfhína (d. 1412), wife of Giolla Íosa Mór Mac Fir Bhisigh, and Tomaltach MacDonnchaidh, lord of Corann and Tír Oilealla (d. 1397) – based on the Book of Ballymote, LGen., and theAnnals of Connacht and the Four Masters.Donnchadh, a quo Clann Donnchaidh, < Tomaltach < Conchobhar < Diarmuid, a quo Meic Dhiarmada |Muirgheas |–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|Muirgheas, d. 1350 Tomaltach |––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––| |Conchabhar Maolseachlainn Tomás Easpog, d. 1398 Tadhg | | Caithirfhína = Giolla Íosa Mac Fir Bhisigh Tomaltach, k.o. Corran d. 1412 d. c. 1420 d. 1397 – patron of BB

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