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References in the Annals of the Four Masters and the Annals of Ulster

M4981.1 Rudhraighe, son of Sithrighe … after having been seventy years in the sovereignty of Ireland, died at Airgeat Gleann.

M5090.1 Nuadha Neacht, son of Sedna Sithbhaic, after having spent half a year in the sovereignty of Ireland, fell in the battle of Cliach, in Ui Drona, by Conaire Mor.

M166.1  The first year of the reign of Art, son of Conn of the Hundred Battles.

M195.1  After Art, the son of Conn of the Hundred Battles, had been thirty years in the sovereignty of Ireland, he fell in the battle of Magh Mucruimhe, by Maccon and his foreigners.

M227.1 The first year of Cormac, son of Art, son of Conn of the Hundred Battles, as king over Ireland.

M241.3  The massacre of the girls at Cleanfearta, at Teamhair, by Dunlang, son of Enna Niadh, King of Leinster. Thirty royal girls was the number, and a hundred maids with each of them.

M266.1 Forty years was Cormac, son of Art, son of Conn, in the sovereignty of Ireland, when he died at Cleiteach, the bone of a salmon sticking in his throat.

U896.10 Flann son of Lónán grandson of Guaire, was slain by the Déisi of Mumu.

U908.3 A battle was fought between the men of Mumu, the Leth Cuinn, and the Laigin in Mag Ailbi … and Cormac son of Cuilennán, king of Caisel, was killed there.

Lebor Gabála Érenn (Macalister), Vol. 5

p. 291 Now Rudraige son of Sitric, of him is Dál nAraide, and they are the True Ulaid of Emain. … Now Rudraige had seventy years, till he died of plague at Airgedglind.
… Ros, son of Fergus Fairge, son of Nuadu Necht.

p. 301 Nuadu Necht (of the Laigin) took the kingship of Ireland thereafter, for a space of two seasons, … till he fell at the hands of Conaire Mór, son of Eterscél.

The History of Ireland (Geoffrey Keating), Volume 2

p. 99 The descendants of Rudhruidhe son of Sithrighe … [settled] in Ulster. It is from this Rudhruidhe that the name Clann Rudhruidhe is given to the real Ultonians.

p. 159 Eochaidh Feidhlioch … gave the province of Leinster to Rossa son of Fearghus Fairrge.

p. 229 Nuadha Neacht, son of Seadna Siothbhac … held the sovereignty of Ireland half a year. He was called Nuadha Neacht, from the word nix, that is, ‘snow’; for the whiteness of his skin was likened to snow.

p. 261 Fearghus Fairrge, son of Nuadha Neacht …

p. 269 Art Aoinfhear son of Conn Ceadchathach, held the sovereignty of Ireland thirty years. He was called Art Aoinfhear, for of his father’s sons he alone survived, as his two brothers, namely, Connla and Crionna were slain by Eochaidh Fionn brother of Conn.

Bóroma: The Boroma (Stokes), Revue Celtique, 13, 1892

p. 51 … the thirty princes and a hundred maidens with each princess, were killed in Tara by Dunlaing son of Enna Nia (and thence the Cloenferta in Tara).

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R = The Rennes Dindshenchas (Stokes), Revue Celtique, 15-16, 1894-95
M = The Metrical Dindshenchas (Gwynn)
B = The Bodleian Dinnshenchas (Stokes), Folklore, 3, 1892
E = The Edinburgh Dinnshenchas (Stokes), Folklore,4, 1893
S = Silva Gadelica (O’Grady), Volume 2
R: Aillend §17 (See Section 6), Part 1, pp. 309-311, (‘Aillend’)

Crem Marda abducted a daughter of Lugaid king of Leinster. Aillenn was her name and Ailbe the name of her lapdog. And Aillenn, being in Crem’s possession, died of shame, and through her grave grew an appletree which is called “Aillenn’s Appletree”. And after her died her lapdog, and up through him a yewtree grew. Of this is said “the Yewtree of Baile” that is Ailbe by transposition of letters, as is said “The Appletree of lofty Aillenn, the Yewtree of Baile — little profit.”

M: Alend (See Section 6), Volume 2, pp. 81-85, pp. 107-108

Here dwelt the wife of the strong-limbed,
heroic daughter of Lugaid;
the clan was not disgraced by her repute;
from her came the royal name of Alend.

S: Aillenn (See Section 6), p. 531 (566)
R: Boand §19 (See Section 2), Part 1, pp. 315-316, (‘Boand’)
M: Boand I (See Section 2), Volume 3, pp. 27-33, pp. 480-481
M: Boand II (See Section 2), Volume 3, pp. 35-39, pp. 481-482
B: Boann §36 (See Section 2), p. 500, (‘Boann’)
S: Bóann (See Section 2), pp. 519-520 (554-555)
R: Cloenfertae (in Temair §1 (subsection 35)) (See Section 11), Part 1, p. 283, Part 1, pp. 287-288, (‘Cloenfertaes’)
M: Cloenfertae (in Temair 3) (See Section 11), Volume 1, pp. 15-27, verse 11, pp. 62-66 (83-87)
R: Emain Macha §161 (See Section 2), Part 5, pp. 279-283
M: Emain Macha (See Section 2), Volume 4, pp. 309-311, p. 459
R: Laigin §9 (See Section 4), Part 1, pp. 299-301, (‘Laigin’)
M: Lagin I (See Section 4), Volume 2, p. 51, p. 102
M: Lagin II (See Section 4), Volume 2, p. 53, p. 102
B: Laigin §3 (See Section 4), pp. 471-473, (‘Laigin’)
S: Laigin (See Section 4), p. 500 (535)
R: Mag mBreg §111 (See Section 2), Part 3, pp. 62-63, (‘Mag mBreg’)
M: Mag Breg (See Section 2), Volume 4, pp. 191-193, p. 427
B: Mag mBreg §2 (See Section 2), pp. 470-471, (‘Mag mBreg’)
S: Mágh mBregh (See Section 2), p. 517 (552)
M: Mag Muirthemne (See Section 2), Volume 4, p. 295, p. 454
R: Slíab Fuait §100 (See Section 2), Part 3, pp. 51-52, (‘Slíab Fuait’)
M: Sliab Fúait I (See Section 2), Volume 4, pp. 163-167, pp. 419-420
M: Sliab Fúait II (See Section 2), Volume 4, pp. 167-169, pp. 420-421
E: Sliab Fuait §64 (See Section 2), pp. 483-484, (‘Sliab Fuait’)
S: Sliabh Fuaid (See Section 2), p. 521 (556)
R: Temair §1 (See Section 11), Part 1, pp. 277-289, (‘Temair’)
M: Temair 1 (See Section 11), Volume 1, pp. 3-5, pp. 57-58 (78-79)
M: Temair 2 (See Section 11), Volume 1, pp. 7-13, pp. 59-61 (80-82)
M: Temair 3 (See Section 11), Volume 1, pp. 15-27, pp. 62-66 (83-87)
M: Temair 4 (See Section 11), Volume 1, pp. 29-37, pp. 67-74 (88-95)
M: Temair 5 (See Section 11), Volume 1, pp. 39-45, pp. 75-79 (96-100)
B: Temuir §1 (See Section 11), p. 470, (‘Temuir’)
S: Temhuir (See Section 11), p. 514 (549)
R: Tuag Inbir ocus Loch n-Echach §141 (See Section 7), Part 4, pp. 150-153, (‘Tuag Inbir’)
M: Tuag Inber (See Section 7), Volume 4, pp. 59-69, pp. 388-391
B: Tuag Inbir §46 (See Section 7), pp. 509-511, (‘Tuag Inbir’)
S: Tuagh Inbhir (See Section 7), p. 532 (567)

Cóir Anmann: Fitness of Names (Stokes), Irische Texte, Ser. III.2
Art Óenfer §112 (See Section 10), p. 335, p. 415
Fergus Fairge §189 (See Section 1), p. 369
Laigin §174 (see Section 4), pp. 363-365, p. 419
Ulaid §245 (See Section 7), pp. 387-389, p. 422

Rawlinson B 512
Cycles of the Kings
Art mac Cuinn; High Kings of Ireland
Cormac mac Airt; High Kings of Ireland
Cormac mac Cuilennáin (d. 908); Kings of Munster
Flann mac Lonáin (d. 896); Chief Ollamh of Ireland
Nuadu Necht; High Kings of Ireland
Rudraige mac Sithrigi; High Kings of Ireland
Dún Ailinne
Emain Macha

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