McGarvey Septs of Ulster

Notes from The Annals of The Four Masters

171. O'Gairbhiths, now Garveys.- For a curious account of this family, see O'Brien's Irish Dictionary. The townland of Aughnagon, in the parish of Clonallon, near Newry, in the county of Down, was part of their ancient patrimony, and remained in their possession till about fifty years since. See Reeve's Down and Connor, p. 367.

219. Tir Breasial, ie., Bresal's land or territory. The situation of this territory has not been determined; and the pedigrees of O'Donnagain and MacGaibhidh have not been preserved, or at least not yet discovered.

The sub-chiefs of Ui-Eachach Cobha,169
Who were powerful anciently,
How tasteful at the meeting in each territory,
Are O'Coinne,170 the active, O'Gairbhith.171

Ui-Felme461 the cold northern tract,
A fair land has O'Gairbhidh462 obtained,
Thye warriors of Tulach463 to cement the tribes,
All are without decay throughout the region.

461. Ui-Felme the northern. - The territory of this sept was situated in the present county of Carlow (and comprised the present parish of Tulloghphelim, in the barony of Rathvilly, county of Carlow), which retains the name. Annals of Four Masters, A.D. 1381, note m, and Leabhar-na-gCeart, p. 208, note f.

462. O'Gairbhidh, now anglicised Garvey, without the prefix O'.

463. Tulach, now the town of Tullow (in the parish of Tulloghphelim), which was the residence of the chieftain of this territory.

 

Cathalan Ua Crichain, king of
22] Fermhagh, and Culocha Ua Gairbheith, king of Uí-Meith,
23] fell by each other in a conflict.
LC1027.5 Annal Location.

A predatory expedition by Muirchertach
6] Ua Neill into Feara-Breagh; but Gairbheith Ua
7] Cathusaigh, king of Breagha, overtook him at Cassán-Linne,
8] when the sea was full in before him, and Muirchertach
9] and many others were slain there.
LC1045.3

25] O'Gairbh, chieftain of Feara-Droma, it was that laid
26] hands on O'Canannáin; and he was himself slain by
27] the people of Echmarcach O'Dochartaigh, in revenge of
28] O'Canannáin.
LC1188.3
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The
9] church of Druimne-Atha-Liag was burned, and the inclosures
10] and offices.

Annal LC1236.
LC1236.0


11] The kalends of January on Tuesday, and the nineteenth
12] of the moon; xx. quarto cycli solaris; nono anno Indictionis;
13] anno Domini M.cc.xxx. sexto.
LC1236.1

Maelechlainn
14] O'Maille was killed on Oilen-Dacrunde by Domhnall, son
15] of Maghnus, son of Muirchertach Muimhnech O'Conchobhair,
16] in hoc anno.
LC1236.2

Fedhlim, son of Cathal Crobhderg, was
17] banished by the Justiciary, i.e. Mac Maurice, his gossip,
18] after the departure of Mac William to Saxon-land; and with
19] difficulty he escaped from them, with his cavalry, after having
20] received forewarning; and they committed great depredations
21] on his people after his Fedhlim's own departure.
LC1236.3


22] He went off afterwards to seek the protection of O'Domhnaill;
23] and the castle of Muille-Uanach was erected on
24] this occasion against Connacht. The way in which this
25] treachery was practised was thus, viz.:—O'Conchobhair
26] was summoned to a deceitful meeting at Bel-Atha-Feoruinne;
27] and the Foreigners of Erinn were assembled by
28] the Justiciary to this meeting; and they pursued Fedhlim

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1] to Ros-Comain, and pursued him from thence to the
2] bridge of Sligech; and as they did not overtake him they
3] committed great depredations on Tadhg O'Conchobhair;
4] and they then seized a great number of noble women,
5] whom they carried away with them in captivity.

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Annals of the Four Masters (Author: Unknown)
Annal M887
M887.0
The Age of Christ, 887.

M887.1
The eleventh year of Flann.

M887.2
Seachnasach, Abbot of Lusca;

M887.3
Flann, son of Maelduin, Abbot of Ia;

M887.4
Corrnac, Abbot of Fobhar, and Tanist Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois;

M887.5
Cormac, son of Fianamhail, Abbot of Druim Innasclainn;

M887.6
Fothadh, Abbot of Mainistir Buithe;

M887.7
Suibhne, son of Maelumha, anchorite and scribe of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M887.8

M887.9
The plundering of Cill Dara and Cluain Iraird by the foreigners.

M887.10
A slaughter was made of the Osraighi by the Deisi, and the killing of Braenan, son of Cearbhall, and also of Suibhne, son of Dunghus, lord of Ui Fearghusa.

M887.11
A slaughter was made of the foreigners by the Ui Amhalghaidh, in which fell Elair, son of Bairid, one of their chieftains, and others along with him.

M887.12
Maelfabhaill, son of Cleireach, lord of Aidhne, died.

M887.13
The fair of Tailltin was celebrated by Flann, son of Maelsechnaill.

M887.14
A mermaid was cast ashore by the sea in the country of Alba. One hundred and ninety five feet was her length, eighteen feet was the length of her hair, seven feet was the length of the fingers of her hand, seven feet also was the length of her nose; she was whiter than the swan all over.

M887.15
Conchobhar, son of Flannagan, lord of Ui Failghe, was destroyed by fire at Cluain Foda Fini, in the church; and the relics of Finian were violated by the Feara Tulach, on his way from parleying with Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, King of Ireland.

Annal M888
M888.0
The Age of Christ; 888.

M888.1
The twelfth year of Flann.

M888.2
Maelbrighde, Abbot of Cluain Mic Nois,

M888.3
and Maelcorghais, Abbot of Lothra, died.

M888.4
Tighearnan, son

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of Seallachan, lord of Breifne, died.

M888.5
A great wind occurred on the festival of St. Martin of this year; and it prostrated many trees, and caused great destruction of the woods of Ireland, and swept oratories and other houses from their respective sites.

M888.6
A battle was gained by Riagan, son of Dunghal, over the foreigners of Port Lairge, Loch Carman, and Teach Moling, in which two hundred heads were left behind.

M888.7
A battle was gained by North Connaught over the foreigners, in which Eloir, son of Barith, was slain.

M888.8
A battle was gained over the Eili by Maelguala and the men of Munster, at Caiseal, in which many noble youths were slain.

Annal M889
M889.0
The Age of Christ, 889.

M889.1
The thirteenth year of Flann.

M889.2
Cochlan, Abbot of Teach Munna;

M889.3
Dichuill of Tamhlacht;

M889.4
and Fearghus, son of Maelmichill, OEconomus of Cluain Mic Nois, died.

M889.5
Suadhbhar, i.e. the son of Coitceadhach, of Inis Snaig, died; he was an anchorite.

M889.6
Becc, son of Erimhon, King of Ulidia, was slain by Ateidh, son of Laighne.

M889.7
Conghalach, son of Flannagan, lord of Breagh, died after a good life.

M889.8
Riagan, son of Echtighearn, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh;

M889.9
Sealbhlaith, daughter of Aedh; and Maeletigh, daughter of Cathmhael, died.

M889.10
Dubhcheann, son of Cinaedh, lord of Feara Cualann, died.

M889.11
There was a conflict and dissension, about Whitsuntide, at Ard Macha, between the Cinel Eoghain and the Ulidians, i.e. between Atteidh, son of Laighne, and Flaithbheartach, son of Murchadh; but Maelbrighde, successor of Patrick, separated them afterwards. After this Maelbrighde obtained reparation for the violation of Patrick's law, from the fifth part of Ireland, i.e. from the province of Ulster, together with the delivery of their hostages, namely, thirty times seven cumhals, and four of the Ulidians to be hanged, and as many more from
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the Cinel Eoghain.

M889.12
Maelodhar, son of Forbasach, chief judge of Leath Chuinn, died.

M889.13
The burning of Rath Etain, in which Egeartach, son of Cairbre, was killed.

M889.14
Lachtnan, son of Maelciarain, lord of Teathbha, died.

M889.15
Faelan, son of Guaire, lord of Ui Ceinnsealaigh;

M889.16
Niall, son of Cormac, lord of the Deisi, died.

M889.17
Mochta, fosterson of Fethghna, bishop, anchorite, and scribe of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M890
M890.0
The Age of Christ, 890.

M890.1
The fourteenth year of Flann.

M890.2
Maelpeadair, son of Cuan, Bishop of Tir Da Ghlas, and successor of Brenainn;

M890.3
Ciaran, son of Maeldubh, Abbot of Airdne Coluim,

M890.4
Colga, son of Caithniadh, Abbot of Cluain Eidhneach;

M890.5
Loichene, Abbot of Daimhinis;

M890.6
and Oenacan, son of Maeltuile, Vice Abbot of Daimhliag Cianain, died.

M890.7
Muireadhach, son of Eochagan, King of Ulidia, was slain by Adith, son of Loegne.

M890.8
Dubhlachtna, son of Maelguala, King of Caiseal, died.

M890.9
Ceallach, son of Flannagan, lord of Breagh, was treacherously slain by Foghartach, son of Tolarg; of which Flannagan himself the father of Ceallach said, lamenting him:

The page of Ceallach is coming from the west,
with the steed of Ceallach held in his hand!
Cause of tears is the bitter news!
It is no falsehood; the son of Dearbhail is dead!
There was no son of a king who rules over chiefs
as good as Ceallach of untarnished fame;
A household like the household of the man
exists not under heaven of brilliant rays.

Flann, son of Lonan, said:

Illustrious the careers
of the three sons of Flann,
who coursed over Odhbha,
Congalach of Colt,
Ceallach of Cearna,
and Cinaedh of Cnodhbha.
Though Ceallach slew
an outlaw, pity
he should fall in the battle's onset;
Alas!
his danger was certain;
it was clear that he would not spend the life of a historian as some had expected.


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M890.10
Ruadhachan, son of Cathan, lord of Feara Cul,

M890.11
and Innreachtach, son of Maelduin, lord of Caille Follamhain, were slain in Ossory, in the army of Maelruanaidh, son of Flann, and of the son of Imhar.

M890.12
Cinneidigh, son of Cinaedh, lord of Ui Briuin, was slain by the Fortuatha of Leinster.

M890.13
Maelgorm, Tanist of the Deisi, was slain.

M890.14
Scolaighe, son of Macan, lord of Dealbhna Eathra, was slain by the people of Cluain Mic Nois, in revenge of which Maelachaidh was afterwards killed.

M890.15
Ard Macha was plundered by Gluniarainn, and the foreigners of Ath Cliath; and they carried off seven hundred and ten persons into captivity, after having destroyed a part of the church, and broken the oratory; of which was said:

Pity, O Saint Patrick,
that thy prayers did not stay
The foreigners with their
axes when striking thy oratory.

M890.16
Maelaithghin, Bishop of Ard Macha, died.

Annal M891
M891.0
The Age of Christ, 891.

M891.1
The fifteenth year of Flann.

M891.2
Soerbhreathach, son of Connadh, scribe, wise man, bishop, and Abbot of Corcach;

M891.3
Blathmhac, son of Taircealtach, one of the people of Breaghmaine, Abbot of Cluain Mhic Nois, died;

M891.4
Moran Ua Buidhe, Abbot of Birra, died, after a good life, at an advanced age.

M891.5
Maelachaidh, Vice Abbot, i.e. Prior, of Cluain Mic Nois, and Abbot of Daimhinis, suffered martyrdom from the Dealbhna Eathra; and he took an oath at his death, that he had no part in the killing of Scolaighe.

M891.6
Muireadhach, son of Maelruanaidh, Prior of Lusca, died.

M891.7
Flannagan, son of Ceallach, lord of all Breagh, was slain at Olbha by the Norsemen.

M891.8
Cinaedh, son of Flannagan, Tanist of all Breagh, died at Dun Bric.

M891.9
Flaithbheartach, son of Murchadh, lord of Aileach, was slain by Ua Breasail.

M891.10
Maelmoicheirghe, son of Innreachtach, lord of Leath Chathail, was slain by the people of Leath Chathail


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themselves.

M891.11
Cumascach, son of Muireadhach, lord of Feara Arda Cianachta, was slain by the Ulidians.

M891.12
Murchadh, son of Maenach, lord of South Connaught,

M891.13
and Diarmaid, lord of Luighne, died.

M891.14
Flann, son of Lonan, the Virgil of the race of Scota, chief poet of all the Gaeidhil, the best poet that was in Ireland in his time, was secretly murdered by the sons of Corrbuidhe (who were of the Ui Fothaith), at Loch Dachaech, in Deisi Mumhan.

M891.15
A slaughter was made of the foreigners by the Conailli, and by Athdeidh, son of Laighne, in which were slain Amhlaeibh, grandson of Imhar, and Gluntradhna, son of Gluniarainn, with eight hundred along with them.

M891.16
A slaughter was made of the Eoghanachta at Grian Airbh, by the Osraighi, i.e. by the son of Cearbhall, and the Leinstermen.

M891.17
Sitriuc, son of Imhar, was slain by other Norsemen.

Annal M892
M892.0
The Age of Christ, 892.

M892.1
The sixteenth year of Flann.

M892.2
Airgetan, son of Forannan, Abbot of Corcach;

M892.3
Cathasach, son of Fearghus, Tanist Abbot of Ard Macha, a pious youth;

M892.4
and Comhsudh, son of Echtgaidhe, a noble priest of Ard Macha, died.

M892.5
Uathmharan, son of Conchobhar, lord of Ui Failghe, was treacherously killed by Cosgrach, son of Reachtabhra; and Cosgrach, son of Reachtabhra, Tanist of Ui Failghe, was killed in revenge of him.

M892.6
Bran, son of Muireadhach, Tanist of Leinster, was slain.

M892.7
Laeghaire, son of Maelfuataigh, lord of Feara Ceall, died.

M892.8
Maeleitigh, son of Fearadhach, lord of Feara Rois, was slain by the foreigners.

M892.9
A battle was grained at Rath Cro by Maelfinnia,


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son of Flannagan, over Aiddeidh, son of Laighne, and over the Dal Araidhe, in which were slain Muireadhach, son of Maeleitigh, lord of Dal Araidhe, and Ainniarraidh, son of Maelmoicheirghe, son of Innreachtach, lord of Leath Chathail, with three hundred along with them; and Aiddeidh escaped, severely wounded; of which Maelmithidh, son of Flannagan, said:
The Ulidians, at one hour of the day,
reaped thy food,
On their departure in terror
they would not feel reluctant to purchase it.

M892.10
The plundering of Connaught by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn; and their hostages were taken.

Annal M893
M893.0
The Age of Christ. 893.

M893.1
The seventeenth year of Flann.

M893.2
Cairbre, son of Suibhne, Abbot of Lann Leire;

M893.3
Egeartach, Airchinnech of Eaglais Beag, the father of Aenagan; and Dunadhach, died.

M893.4
Maelagrai, son of Gairbhith, lord of the Airtheara, was slain by Amhalghaidh, son of Eochaidh.

M893.5
Ruarc, son of Tighearnan, lord of Breifne;

M893.6
Dobhailen, son of Ailell, lord of Ui Meith Macha, died.

M893.7
Maelmaire, son of Flannagan, lord of Feara Lii, died.

M893.8
Aedhagan, son of Conchobhar, lord of Teathbha, died.

M893.9
The Pilgrim departed from Ireland.

M893.10
Ard Macha was plundered by the foreigners of Loch Febhail; and Cumascach was taken by them, and his son, Aedh mac Cumascaigh, was slain.

M893.11
An army was led by the Deisi, the foreigners, and Ceallach, son of Cearbhall, over Osraighe, as far as Gabhran, where Maelmordha, son of Maelmhuaidh, and a great number of others along with him, were slain.

M893.12
The mortal wounding of the three sons of Duibhghilla, son of Bruadar, and of the son of Eoghan, son of Cuilennan, in the territory of the Deisi.

M893.13
A shower of blood was rained in Ard Cianachta.

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Annal M894
M894.0
The Age of Christ, 894.

M894.1
The eighteenth year of Flann.

M894.2
Seachnasach, Abbot of Tamhlacht Maeleruain;

M894.3
Mescell, Abbot of Imleach Ibhair;

M894.4
Arggatan, Abbot of Corcach Mor;

M894.5
and Breasal, lector of Ard Macha, died.

M894.6
Gairbhith, son of Muireagan, lord of Dearlas, died.

M894.7
Donnagan, son of Fogartach, Tanist of Tochar Eathach, died.

M894.8
A slaughter was made of the Conailli by the Ui Eachach, in which fell the two sons of Gairbhith, i.e. the son of Eitigh, and Maelmoghna.

M894.9
The renewal of the fair of Connaught by Tadhg, son of Conchobhar;

M894.10
and the renewal of the fair of Tailltin by Diarmaid, son of Cearbhall; and both were celebrated by them.

M894.11
An army was led by the Connaughtmen into Westmeath.

M894.12
Inis Aingin was profaned, and a man was mortally wounded in the middle of it, and the shrine of Ciaran there, and a synod of seniors, with Cairbre Crom, Bishop of Cluain Mic Nois.

M894.13
A victory was gained on the same day over the Connaughtmen, at Ath Luain, by the men of Westmeath, and a slaughter of heads left behind with them.

Annal M895
M895.0
The Age of Christ, 895.

M895.1
The nineteenth year of Flann.

M895.2
Muirgheas, Bishop and Abbot of Disert Diarmada;

M895.3
Maelbrighde, son of Proligh, a holy man, who was Archbishop of Munster;

M895.4
Flaithim, son of Nechtain, Abbot of Liath;

M895.5
Maenach, son of Caemhan, Abbot of Daimhliag;

M895.6
Finghin, anchorite of Cluain Mic Nois;

M895.7
and Toicthiuch of Inis Aingin, died.

M895.8
The foreigners were on Loch Eathach on the Calends of January, and they seized on Etach Padraig.

M895.9
Tadhg, son of Conchobhar, King of the three divisions of Connaught, died

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after a lingering sickness.

M895.10
Rian, son of Bruadair, was slain by the foreigners.

M895.11
A meeting at Ath Luain between Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, and Cathal, son of Conchobhar; and Cathal came into the house of Flann under the protection of the clergy of Ciaran, so that he was afterwards obedient to the king.

M895.12
The plundering of Cill Dara by the foreigners.

M895.13
A prey was taken by the Leinstermen from the Osraighi, on which occasion Buadhach, son of Ailell, was slain.

Annal M896
M896.0
The Age of Christ, 896.

M896.1
The twentieth year of Flann.

M896.2
Caroc, son of Maelcron, Abbot of Achadh Biroir, died.

M896.3
Maelbreasail, son of Maeldoraidh, lord of Cinel Conaill, was slain in the battle of Sailtin, by Murchadh, son of Maelduin, lord of Cinel Eoghain.

M896.4
A change of kings at Caiseal, i.e. Cormac, son of Cuileannan, in the place of Cennghegan, i.e. Finguine.

M896.5
Maelruanaidh, son of Flann, son of Maelseachnaill, was killed (i.e. he was burned in a house set on fire), by the Luighne, i.e. by the sons of Cearnachan, son of Tadhg, and by the son of Lorcan, son of Cathal, lord of Meath. They also slew Maelcroin (the father of Caindelbhan), son of Domhnall, lord of Cinel Laeghaire; of which was said:

On a hard Wednesday I parted
with Maelruanaidh the nobly gifted,
On Thursday I began to think
on being without my father's son.

And Dubhchuilinn, Abbot of Ros Each;

M896.6
Tibraide, son of Nuadhat, Abbot of Connor, Lann Eala, and Laithreach Briuin, died.

M896.7
Dubhlachtna, son of Ceirine, lord of Ui Bairrche, died.

M896.8
A slaughter was made of the foreigners by the Ulidians.

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Annal M903
M903.0
The Age of Christ, 903.

M903.1
The twenty-seventh year of Flann.

M903.2
Maelmartin, Abbot of Lughmhadh;

M903.3
Diarmaid, Abbot of Doire-Chalgaigh;

M903.4
Cormac, Abbot of Druim-mor;

M903.5
and Suibhne, son of Dubhdabhoireann, Prior of Cill-dara, died.

M903.6
Maeloghrai, son of Conghalach, lord of Loch-Gabhar, was slain by Fogartach, son of Tolarg.

M903.7
The battle of Bealach-Mughna was fought by Flann, son of

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Maelseachlainn, King of Ireland, and Cearbhall, son of Muirigen, King of Leinster, and by Cathal, son of Conchobhar, King of Connaught, against Cormac,
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son of Cuileannan, King of Caiseal. The battle was gained over Cormac, and he himself was slain, though his loss was mournful, for he was a king, a bishop, an anchorite, a scribe, and profoundly learned in the Scotic tongue. These were the nobles who fell along with him, name, Fogartach the Wise, son of Suibhne, lord of Ciarraighe-Cuirche; Ceallach, son of Cearbhall, lord of Osraighe; Maelgorm, lord of Ciarraighe-Luachra; Maelmorda, lord of Raith-linn; Ailill, son of Eoghan, Abbot of Trian-Corcaighe; Colman, Abbot of Ceann-Eitigh; and the lord of Corca-Duibhne; and many other nobles besides them, and six thousand men along with them. It was in commemoration of this the following lines were composed by Dallan, son of Mor:
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Cormac of Feimhin, Fogartach, Colman, Ceallach of the hard conflicts,
They perished with many thousands in the great battle of Bealach-Mughna.
Flann of Teamhair, of the plain of Tailltin, Cearbhall of Carman without fail,
On the seventh of the Calends of September, gained the battle of which hundreds were joyful.
The bishop, the souls' director, the renowned, illustrious doctor,
King of Caiseal, King of Iarmumha; O God! alas for Cormac!
It was of the year of Cormac's death was also said:
Since Jesus was born of heaven, three, nine hundred years,
Till the death of Cormac, were clearly fulfilled; sorrowful the death of the King of Munster.
Fiach Ua Ugfadan of Denlis was he who beheaded Cormac.

M903.8
A hosting was made by the Cinel-Eoghain, i.e. by Domhnall, son of Aedh, and Niall, son of Aedh; and Tlachtgha was burned by them.

M903.9
Cnaimheini, son of Maenach, lord of Eile, died.

Annal M904
M904.0
The Age of Christ, 904.

M904.1
The twenty-eighth year of Flann.

M904.2
Ruadhan, Bishop of Lusca,

M904.3
and Cumascach, son of Ailell,[OElig ]conomus of Ard-Macha, died.

M904.4
Mughroin, son of Sochlachan, lord of Ui-Maine, died.

M904.5
Amhalghaidh, son of Conghalach, Tanist of Breagh, and Flann, his brother, were slain by the Conailli-Muirtheimhne.

M904.6
Colman, son of Cinaeth, lord of Ciarraighe-Luachra, died.

M904.7
The Daimhliag of Cluain-mic-Nois was erected by the king, Flann Sinna, and by Colman Conailleach.

M904.8
Bec Ua Leathlobhair, lord of Dal-Araidhe, died. Of him was said:

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Awful news that now disperses those ships of the sea that have braved many dangers and perils,
That no longer lives the golden scion, the sage, the beloved, the famed chieftain of Tuagh-inbhir.

M904.9
Cearbhall, son of Muirigen, King of Leinster, was killed. In lamentation of him was said:

Great grief that Liffe of ships is without Cearbhall, its befitting spouse,
A generous, staid, prolific man, to whom Ireland was obedient.
Sorrowful to me the hills of Almhain and Ailleann without soldiers,
Sorrowful to me is Carman, I do not conceal it, as grass is on its roads.
Not long was his life after Cormac who was dishonoured,
A day and a half, no false rule, and one year, without addition.
Ruler of a noble kingdom, King of Leinster of the troops of heroes;
Alas! that the lofty chief of Almhain has died through a bitter painful way.
Sorrowful for brilliant jewels, to be without the valiant, illustrious lord of Nas.
Although dense hosts have been slain; greater than all their sorrows is this sorrow.

Of Cearbhall also:

Cearbhall was always a conservator, his rule was vigorous till death;
What lay of his tributes unpaid, he brought by his strength to Nas.

Gormlaith said:

Evil towards me the compliment of the two foreigners who slew Niall and Cearbhall;
Cearbhall was slain by Hulb, a great achievement; Niall Glundubh, by Amhlaeibh.

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M904.10
At Cill-Corbain Cearbhall was interred, as stated in the following verses:

There are nine kings of famous career, in a noble church of shining lustre,
Muiregan, hero without mistake, Cellach, and Cearbhall the prudent,
Colman, Broen, and Bran the lively, Finn, Faelan, Dunchadh the bold;
In Cill-Chorbain, I have heard, their warlike graves were made.

Annal M905
M905.0
The Age of Christ, 905.

M905.1
The twenty-ninth year of Flann.

M905.2
Maelmordha, airchinneach of Tir-da-ghlas,died.

M905.3
Uallachan, son of Cathal, Tanist of Ui-Failghe, was slain.

M905.4
The battle of Magh-Cumma was gained by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, and by his sons, over the men of Breifne, wherein were slain Flann, son of Tighearnan, lord of Breifne, and his son, and many others of the nobility, together with three thousand men, who fell along with them in that battle.

M905.5
A fleet by Domhnall Ua Maeleachlainn, and by Innreachtach, son of Conchobhar,upon Loch Deirgdherc, so that they defeated the fleet of Munster; and great numbers were killed by them.

M905.6
A wonderful sign appeared in this year, namely, two suns were seen moving together during one day.

M905.7
The oratory of Magh-eo was burned.

M905.8
Aedh, son of Maelpadraig, lord of Ui-Fiachrach, was slain by Niall, son of Aedh.

M905.9
Buadhach, son of Mothla, Tanist of the Deisi, died.

Annal M906
M906.0
The Age of Christ, 906.

M906.1
The thirtieth year of Flann.

M906.2
Etigen, son of Finghin, Abbot of Treoit, died.

M906.3
Fogartach, son of Cele, lord of Ui-mic-Uais, died.

M906.4
Aedh, son of Dubhghilla, lord of Ui-Drona of the Three Plains, Tanist of Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, was slain by the Ui-Bairrche. Of him was said:

O youths of pleasant Ailbhe, mourn ye the king of noble Slaine,
Slain is the populous Aedh of the Bearbha, the just king of the land of peaceful Fearna.
To great Fearna of the thousand noble graces there came not, if I remember rightly,
A corpse of more illustrious fame, since the populous Bran Dubh was slain.
My shelter, my protection has departed, may the King of kings make smooth his way,
'Tis easily known by Aedhan's rath that Aedh is dead, O youths.

M906.5
Dunlang, son of Cairbre, heir apparent of Leinster, died.

M906.6
Domhnall, son of Aedh Finnliath, lord of Aileach, took the pilgrim's staff.

M906.7
Gaithine, son of Aughran, Tanist of Laighis, died.

M906.8
Buadhach, son of Gusan, Tanist of Ui-Bairrche-tire, died.

M906.9
Dianimh, daughter of Duibhghilla, the wife of Dunlang, died; of whom was said:

Dianimh, protection of our purity, is fettered by the power of the King of the elements;
Alas! that the long and beautiful person is in a cold house of clay.

Annal M907
M907.0
The Age of Christ, 907.

M907.1
The thirtieth year of Flann.

M907.2
Finnachta, bishop, died.

M907.3
Cormac, Bishop of Saighir, died.

M907.4
Maelbrighde, son of Maeldomhnaigh, Abbot of Lis-mor,

M907.5
and Flann, son of Laegh, Abbot of Corcach, died.

M907.6
The violation of Ard-Macha by Cearnachan, son of Duilgen, i.e. a captive was taken from the church, and drowned in Loch-Cirr, to the west of Ard-Macha. Cearnachan was soon afterwards drowned by Niall, son of Aedh, King of the North, in the same lake, in revenge of the violation of Patrick.

M907.7
Ruarc, son of

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Maelfabhaill, lord of Carraig-Brachaidhe, died.

M907.8
Muireadhach, son of Mughron, lord of Clann-Cathail, died.

Annal M908
M908.0
The Age of Christ, 908.

M908.1
The thirty-second year of Flann.

M908.2
Tibraide, son of Maelfinn, Bishop and Abbot of Imleach-Iubhair, died.

M908.3
Muireadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Druim-Inesclainn,

M908.4
and Gairbhith, son of Maelmordha, Tanist of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, were destroyed in the refectory of Druim-Inesclainn, by Conghalach, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne. It was in lamentation of Muireadhach these verses were composed:

Muireadhach,—who does not lament him, O ye learned!
It is a cause of human plague, it is a cloud to sacred heaven!
Great loss is the illustrious man, son of Cormac of a thousand charms;
The great and well-tested relic, who was the lamp of every choir.

M908.5
Sochlachan, son of Diarmaid, lord of Ui-Maine, died in religion.

M908.6
Cleirchen, son of Murchadh, lord of Ui-Briuin-Seola, died.

M908.7
Cuileannan,son of Mael-brighde, died.

M908.8
Conghalach, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, was slain by the Conailli themselves, the ninth month after destroying the abbot's house at Druim-Inesclainn, against Maelmordha, and Muireadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Druim-Inesclainn.

M908.9
A battle was gained by the foreigners over a crew or fleet of Ulidians, in the region of Saxonland i.e. in England, where many were slain with Cumascach, son of Maelmoicheirghe, Tanist of Leath-Cathail.

M908.10
Maelbrighde, son of Tornan, repaired to Munster, to ransom a pilgrim of the Britons.

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Annal M909
M909.0
The Age of Christ, 909.

M909.1
The Thirty-third year of Flann.

M909.2
Tibraide, Bishop of Cluain-eidhneach;

M909.3
and Maelmaedhog, Abbot of Druim-mor, died.

M909.4
Litheach, Abbot of Cluain-eidhneach;

M909.5
and Maelcaisil,Abbot of Mungairit, died.

M909.6
A battle was gained at Gulban-Guirt by Niall Glundubh, son of Aedh Finnliath, over the Connaughtmen, i.e. Maelcluiche, son of Conchobhar, where a slaughter was made of the Connaughtmen, together with Maelcluiche himself, and many others of the nobility.

M909.7
A battle was gained by Maelmithidh, son of Flannagan, and Donnchadh Ua Maeleachlainn, over Lorcan, son of Dunchadh, and Fogartach, son of Tolairg, and the Leinstermen, wherein many persons were slain, and great numbers taken prisoners.

M909.8
Maelpatraig, son of Flathrai, lord of Rath-Tamhnaighe, died.

Annal M910
M910.0
The Age of Christ, 910.

M910.1
The thirty-fourth year of Flann.

M910.2
Foreigners arrived in Ireland, and took up at Port-Lairge.

M910.3
A hosting of the Fochla, and of all Ulidia, with Niall Glundubh, son of Aedh, into Meath, as far as Greallach-Eillte, where they were there defeated by Flann Sinna and his sons, and some of their friends slain, together with Fearghal, son of Aenghus, son of Maelduin; Maelmordha, son of Eremhon, son of Aedh, of the Ulidians; and Erudan, son of Gairbhith, chief of Ui-Breasail; Diarmaid, son of Sealbhach, lord of Dal-Riada; Maelmuire, son of Flannagan, lord of Fearnmhagh; Domhnall, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille; Connican, son of Aireachtach; and Cormac, son of Innreachtach, lord of Ciarraighe; and other nobles besides them. Of this battle was said:

Sorrow to the cold Greallach-Eillte, we found hosts by its side;
Cormac said to Niall, we shall not be permitted to go westwards, let us move eastwards.

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Annal M911
M911.0
The Age of Christ, 911.

M911.1
The thirty-fifth year of Flann.

M911.2
The plundering of the south of Breagh, and of the south of Cianachta, by Flann, son of Maelseachlainn.

M911.3
Maelbrighde, son of Geibhleachan, lord of Conaille, was slain by the Ui-Eathach, in the fourth month after his having taken the chieftainship.

M911.4
Aenghus, son of Flann, heir apparent to the sovereignty of Ireland, was mortally wounded at Greallach-Eillte, by Cernn, son of Bernn; and he died at the end of sixty days afterwards. In attestation of which was said:

A blessing on the hand of Cern, son of Bernn, who slew Aenghus Finn, the pride of Fail;
It was a good achievement of his sharp valour to avenge the noble Aedh Ollan.

M911.5
Domhnall, son of Aedh (i.e. of Aedh Finnliath), son of Niall, lord of Aileach, died in religion, after a good life. In lamentation of him and of Aenghus was said:

From the birth of Christ, body of purity, till the death of Domhnall, according to the chronicles,—
A better guide cannot be found,—one year and ten above nine hundred,
The history of this year is heavy mist to fertile Banbha,
Aenghus of Meath, the great champion, and Domhnall, son of Aedh of Aileach perished.
There came not of the Irish a youth like Aenghus of Codail,
In the latter ages there was not a royal hero like Domhnall of Dobhail.
Heavy sorrow to the Gaeidhil that these chiefs have perished
The first two of this spring; their times will be found in the histories.

Annal M912
M912.0
The Age of Christ, 912.

M912.1
The thirty-sixth year of Flann.

M912.2
Maelciarain,son of Eochagan, Abbot of Cluain-Eois and Mucnamh, died. He was the foster-son

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of the archbishop Fethghna.

M912.3
An army was led by Niall, son of Aedh Finnliath, into Dal-Araidhe, in the month of June precisely. Loingseach Ua Leathlobhair, lord of Dal-Araidhe, met them at Freghabhail where he was defeated by Niall; and he lost his brother in the conflict, i.e. Flathrua Ua Leathlobhair. Aedh, son of Eochagan, king of the province, and Loingseach Ua Leathlobhair, afterwards pursued them to Carn-Ereann, where Niall again defeated them, and where Cearran, son of Colman, chief of Cinel-Mailche, and the son of Allacan, son of Lachten, were slain, and Dubhghall, son of Aedh, son of Eochagan, was severely wounded; and great numbers of the Ulidians were slain in the pursuit besides these distinguished men. A peace was afterwards, on the Calends of November, made at Tealach-Og, between Niall, lord of Aileach, and Aedh, King of the province.

M912.4
A great new fleet of foreigners came to Loch-Dachaech, and placed a stronghold there.

Maelmordha, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne, was beheaded by Ceallach, son of Flannagan.

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M931.4

Celeoen, i.e. the son of Gairbhith, lord of the Airtheara, died.

Note: Ceanncairech: i.e. of the scabbed-head. The year 931 of the Annals of the Four Masters corresponds with 932, alias 933 of the Annals of Ulster and with 928 of the Annals of Clonmacnoise:                                                                                                                    "A.D. 932" [al. 933]. " An overthrowe by Ferall mac Daniell mic Hugh, and by Jefry mac Uohmaran, viz., Daniell's daughter's son upon Murtagh mac Nell and Conaing at Magh-Uaha, where fell Maelgarv, King of Thurles, and Conmal, King of Tuohachai, with 200. Culen mac Cellai, king of Ossory, optimus laicus, mortuus,est. A battle breached by Conaing mac Nell upon the Northmen at Ruva-Concongalt, where 300 or a little less were slain. Madagan mac Hugh, with the fifth of ireland and forreners, untill they came to Sliav-Beha westerlye, and to Mucnam southerly. Murtagh mac Nell, and with his strength met them, whoe killed and tooke 240 of them Celigan mac Garvith, dux of the North-west" [recte. dux Orientalium,i.e. Captain of the Oriors], "mortuus est"--Ann. Ult., Cod. Clarend., tom 49. 

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Maelgarbh, son of Gairbhith, lord of Dearlas; and Conmhal, son of Bruadhran; and many others along with them. A battle was gained by Conaing, son of Niall, and the foreigners of Loch Eathach, over the province of Ulidia, wherein twelve hundred were slain. The foreigners took up their station upon the lakes of Erne; and they spoiled and plundered many districts and churches, as far as Loch Gamhna

M934.3

Bec, son of Gairbhith, lord of Dearlass, died.

M935.10

Gairbhith, son of Maeleitigh, lord of Feara-Rois, was slain.

M941.8

Ceallach, son of Bec, lord of Dal-Araidhe, was killed at Oentrobh by his own tribe.

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Ua Canannain to Slaine, where the foreigners and the Irish met him, namely, Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, and Amhlaeibh Cuaran; and the foreigners of Ath-cliath were defeated, and numbers slain and drowned. Scolaighe O'hAedhagain, lord of Dartraighe; Gairbhith, son of Muireadhach, Tanist of Ui-Creamhthain; and Aedh Ua Ruairc, son of Tighearnan, in the heat of the battle.

M946.8

Gormfhlaith, daughter of Flann, son of Maelseachlainn, queen of Niall Glundubh, died after intense penance in her sins and transgressions.

M949.10

The freedom of Cluain-Iraird was granted by Conghalach, son of Maelmithigh, no king or prince having clain of coigny upon it.

M959.7

Niall, son of Aedh, son of Eochagan, King of Ulidia, died.

M978.2

The battle of Teamhair was gained by Maelseachlainn, son of Domhnall, over the foreigners of Ath-cliath and of the Islands, and over the sons of Amhlaeibh in particular, where many were slain, together with Raghnall, son of Amhlaeibh, heir to the sovereignty of the foreigners; Conamhail, son of Gilla-Arri; and the orator of Ath-cliath; and a dreadful slaughter of the foreigners along with them. There fell also in the heat of the battle Braen, son of Murchadh, royal heir of Leinster; Conghalach, son of Flann, lord of Gaileanga, and his son, i.e. Maelan; Fiachna and Cuduilich, the two sons of Dubhlaech, two lords of Feara Tulach; and Lachtnan, lord of Mughdhorn-Maighen. After this Amhlaeibh went across the sea, and died at I-Coluim-Cille. After Domhnall, the son of Muircheartach of the Leather Cloaks, son of Niall Glundubh, had been twenty-four years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he died at Ard-Macha, after the victory of penance. In commemoration of this, Dubhdalethe said:

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1] From the birth of the son of God,—no falsehood,—

2] Eight, seventy, and nine hundred,

3] Till the death of Mughroin whom verses extol,

4] The comely successor of Colum;

5] Till the battle of strong Teamhair,

6] Wherein blood was spilled over shields,

7] Wherein the Gaeidhil and Galls were slaughtered

8] By the noble famous Maelseachlainn;

9] And till the death of Domhnall Ua Neill

10] At Ard-Macha of majestic hostages,

11] Monarch of Ireland who bestowed horses, than whom a worthier man

12] On the surface of the earth was never born.

M979.5

A great army was led by Maelseachlainn, son of Domhnall, King of Ireland, and by Eochaidh, son of Ardgar, King of Ulidia, against the foreigners of Ath-cliath; and they laid siege to them for three days and three nights, and carried thence the hostages of Ireland, and among the rest Domhnall Claen, King of Leinster, and all the hostages of the Ui-Neill. Two thousand was the number of the hostages, besides jewels and goods, and the freedom of the Ui- Neill, from the Sinainn to the sea, from tribute and exaction. It was then Maelseachlainn himself issued the famous proclamation, in which he said:— "Every one of the Gaeidhil who is in the territory of the foreigners, in servitude and bondage, let him go to his own territory in peace and happiness." This captivity was the Babylonian captivity of Ireland, until they were released by Maelseachlainn; it was indeed next to the captivity of hell.

M983.3

Domhnall Claen was slain by Aedh, son of Echthighern, one of the Ui-Ceinnsealaigh, and Fiachra, son of Finnshneacta, chief of Fortuatha-Laighean, and also Maelmithigh, son of Gairbheth, by treachery.

 

Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by O'Clery

pg. 239 Maelagrai, son of Gairbhith Lord of Airtheara, slain 893

pg. 216 Mac Etighs, son of Gairbhith, slain 894

pg. 131 Bec, son of Gairbhith, slain 934

pg. 128 Ainbhith son of Gairbhith, 880

pg. 146 Celeoen, son of Gairbhith, Lord of Airtheara, died 931

Note: Ceanncairech: i.e. of the scabbed-head. The year 931 of the Annals of the Four Masters corresponds with 932, alias 933 of the Annals of Ulster and with 928 of the Annals of Clonmacnoise:                                                                                                                    "A.D. 932" [al. 933]. " An overthrowe by Ferall mac Daniell mic Hugh, and by Jefry mac Uohmaran, viz., Daniell's daughter's son upon Murtagh mac Nell and Conaing at Magh-Uaha, where fell Maelgarv, King of Thurles, and Conmal, King of Tuohachai, with 200. Culen mac Cellai, king of Ossory, optimus laicus, mortuus,est. A battle breached by Conaing mac Nell upon the Northmen at Ruva-Concongalt, where 300 or a little less were slain. Madagan mac Hugh, with the fifth of ireland and forreners, untill they came to Sliav-Beha westerlye, and to Mucnam southerly. Murtagh mac Nell, and with his strength met them, whoe killed and tooke 240 of them Celigan mac Garvith, dux of the North-west" [recte. dux Orientalium,i.e. Captain of the Oriors], "mortuus est"--Ann. Ult., Cod. Clarend., tom 49. 

pg. 125 Aedh, son of Gairbhith, Lord of Corcach-Mor, died 952

pg. 243 Maelmithigh, son of Gairbhith, 983

pg. 154 Conghalach, son of Gairbhith, Lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, slain 908.

Note: Age of Christ, 908 The thirty-second year of Flann. Tibraide, son of Maelfinn, Bishop and Abbot of Imleach-Iubhair, died. Muireadhach, son of Cormac, Abbot of Druim-Inesclainn, and Gairbhith, son of Maelmordha, Tanist of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, were destroyed in the refactory of Druim-Inesclainn, by Conghalach, son of Gairbhith. Lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne. It was in Lamentation of Muireadhach these verses were composed:

Muireadhach,- who does not lament him, O ye learned!                                               

It is a cause of human plague, it is a cloud to sacred Heaven!

Great loss is the illustrious man, son of Cormac of a thousand charms;

The great and well tested relic, who was the lamp of every choir.

 Sochlachan, son of Dairmaid. Lord of Ui-Maine, died in religion. Cleirchen, son of Murchadh, Lord of Ui-Briuin-Seola, died. Cuileannan, son of Mael-Brighde, died. Conghalach son fo Gairbhith, Lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, was slain by the Conalli themselves, the ninth month after destroying the Abbots house at Druin-Inesclainn. A battle was gained by the foreigners over a crew or fleet of Ulidians, in the region of Saxonland [i.e. in England] where many were slain with Cumascach, son of Maelmoicheirghe, Tanist of Leath-Cathal. Maelbrighde, son of Toran, repaired to Munster, to ransom a pilgrim of the Britons.

Conaille-Muirtheimhne: County Louth.

913, as Follows:   "A.D. 912" [al 913}. "Tibraid mac Maelfinn, Prince of Imlech-Ivair; Maelmaire, daughter to Cinaeh, mac Ailpin; Etulpp, King of the Northern Saxons, mortui sunt. Congalach mac Garvi, King of Tirconell" [ recte, Conaille-Muirtheihne], "killed by his own friends in the nynth month after spoyling of the Abbots house at Druminisclainn, upon Maelmoira's sonn and upon Mureach, mac Cormac, Prince of Droma" [recte, princeps or abbot of Druminisclainn, now Drumiskin.__Ed.] "Culennan, mac Maelbride, dyed in the end of the same year" [in fine ejusdem anni moritur]. An overthrow by Donncha O'Maelsechlainn and Maelmihi, mac Flannagan, upon Fogartach mac Tolairge, King of South Bregh, and upon Lorcan mac Donogh and upon Leinster, that many perished as well taken as killed. A shipwrack by Gentiles upon a Navy of Ulster, in the borders of England" "where many perished, with Cumascach mac Maelmohore, son of the King of Leth-Cael. Pluvailis atque tenebrosus annus. Maelbride mac Dornain came to Mounster to release pilgrims out of Walles" __Cod Clarend, tom. 49.

Tir Connell was formed into the county Donegal by the lord deputy Sir John Perrott, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

Conaille Muirtheimhne - the Sil Conaill Glaiss centered about the barony of Dundalk in County Louth. The Irish Nennius cites their lands extending to Mag Fothaid, Mag Uisnig, and Mag Mogna, Mag Sulide, Fernmag, Mag Mache, Inber Buasse, and Iath Aiche. Their early genealogy is closely tied to that of Uí Eathach Cobha, their neighbors to the north.

The Annals cite for the term Conaille:

  • For 686, Uaircridhe Ua Oisene, chief of Conaille Muirtheimhne, was slain.
  • For 736, Amhalgaidh, son of Cathasach, chief of Conaille, died.
  • For 747/52, Foidmeann, son of Fallach (Foidmend mac Fallomain), chief of Conaille Muirtheimhne.
  • For 784, Sluaigheadhach, chief of Conaille Muirtheimhne, died.
  • For 822, Spealan, son of Sloigheadhach, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne.
  • For 829, Maelbrighde, king of Conaille, was captured by the Vikings.
  • Obit. 867, Maelbrighde, son of Spealan, lord of Conaille.
  • Obit. 875, Gairbhith, son of Maeilbrighde, lord of Conaille, beheaded by the Ui Eathach.
  • For 879, Gibhleachan, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne, gained victory over Ulidia and Cobha.
  • For 886, Githleachan, son of Maelbrighde, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne, died.
  • Obit. 887, Maelmordha, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille Muirtheimhne.
  • For 894, A slaughter was made of the Conailli by the Ui Eachach, in which fell the two sons of Gairbhith, i.e. the son of Eitigh, and Maelmoghna.
  • For 908, Conghalach, son of Gairbhith, lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, was slain by the Conailli themselves.
  • For 910, Domhnall, mac Gairbhith, tighearna Conaille.
  • For 911, Maelbrighde, son of Geibhleachan, lord of Conaille, was slain by the Ui-Eathach.
  • For 921, Spelan, son of Conghalach, lord of Conaille-Muirtheimhne, was killed.
  • For 935/7, Crongilla son of Cuilennain, ri Conaille Muirtheimhne.
  • For 949, Mac Eitigh, mac Cuilendáin, tighearna Conaille Muirthemne, was slain by the Mughdorn Maighen.
  • For 976, Cionaodh, mac Croinghille, tigherna Conaille.
  • For 987, Conghalach Ua Cui-lennain, lord of Conaille
  • For 995, Matudhan ua Croinghille, tigherna Conaille, was slain.
  • For 998, Giolla Criost ua Cuilennáin, tigherna Conaille.
  • For 1004, Muiredhach, tigherna Conaille, was slain by the Mughdhorn.
  • For 1010/1, Críonán, mac Gormladha, tigherna Conaille, was slain by Coin Cuailgne.
  • For 1066, Cinaedh, son of Odharmhac, lord of Conaille, died after penance.
  • For 1078, mac Uí Treodáin, tigherna Conaille.
  • For 1081, Mac Angeircce, tigherna Conaille, was slain by the men of Fernmag.
  • For 1093, Aodh Ua Baigheallán (O'Boylan), tigherna Airghiall, was slain by the Conaillibh Muirthemhne.

pg. 164 Domhnall, son of Gairbhith, Lord of Conaille, slain 910

 

 

The Age of Christ, 910. The thirty-fourth year of Flann. Foreigners arrived in Ireland, and took up at Port-Lairge. A hosting of the Fochla, and all of Ulidia, with Niall Glundubh, son of Aedh, inot Meath as far as Greallach-Eillte, where they were defeated by Flann Sinna and his sons and some of their friends slain together with Fearghal, son of Aenghus, son of Maelduin; Maelmordha, son of Eremhon, son of Aedh, of the Ulidians; and Erudan, son of Gairbhith, chief of Ui-Breasail; Diarmaid, son of Sealbhach, Lord of Dal-Raiada; Maelmuire, son of Flannagan, lord of Fearnmhagh; Domhnall, son of Gairbhith, Lord of Conaille; Connican, son of Aireachtach; and Cormac, son of Innreachtach, Lord of Ciarraighe; and other nobles beside them.    Of this battle was said:                                                                                         Sorrow to the cold Greallach-Eillte, we found by its side;                                                      Cormac said to Niall, we shall not be permitted to go westwards,                                          let us move eastwards.

pg. 242 Maelgarbh, son of Gairbhith, Lord of Dearlas, slain 931

pg. 187 Gairbhith, Lord of Ui Eatbach, slain 1003

             Gairbhith, son of Arthur, Tanist of Larthar-Liphe, died 881

             Gairbhith, son of Maeilbrighde, Lord of Conaille 848-875

pg.174 Erudan, son of Gairbhith Chief of Ui-Bressail, slain 910

           *Faelan, son of Colman, King of Leinster, 628, died 665

pg. 326 O'Gairbhith, Ua Gairbhith or O'Garvey, Culocha, Lord of Ui Meath, slain 1027

pg. 109 Tealach-Gairbhith or Teal-Garbha, Tully-Garvey, a Barony in the County of Cavan 1043, 1252.

pg. 251Conor Maguire, son of Garvey 1323

pg. 158 Cucaille, son of Gairbhith, died 1024