Notices of Corca Laidhe

A.D. 352.—St. Ciaran, Bishop of Saighir and patron Saint of the people of Osraidhe (Ossory), was born in the Island called Cape (Cleire) Clear, a promontory of Corca Laidhe in the County of Cork.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D 402.Ciaran and Deaglan, two Bishops, came from Rome to preach the Gospel in Ireland. Ciaran, after having preached the Gospel in Inis-Cleire and all over Corca-Laidhe, founded a Bishop's See at Saighir, in Ossory, and Deaglan, also another Bishop's See at Ardmor in the Desies.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 600.—Died Fachtna, first Bishop of Ross-Ailithre, in Corca-Laidhe, which goes by the additional name of O'Laeghaire of Ross, i.e., Corca-Laidhe (1) Laeghaire Ruis.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 746.—Flann Fortre, chief of Corca-Laidhe, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 770.—Cuchoingealta, lord of Corca-Laidhe, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 800.—Maelbracha, son of Brislean, lord of Corca-Laidhe, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 844.—Clothnia, lord of Corca-Laidhe, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 860.—Bruadar, son of Dunlaing, lord of Corca-Laidhe, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 901.—Mudan, son of Donnghal, lord of Corca-Laidhe, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 942.—Finn, son of Matan, lord of Corca-Laidhe, was slain by the Feara-Maighe-Feine.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1057.—Mughron Ua-Mutain, successor of Bairre, noble bishop and lector, was killed by the robbers of Corca-Laidhe after his return from vespers.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1058.—Mac-na-h. Erlamhe Ua Dunchada (O'Donohoe) was slain by the Corca-Laidhe.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1063.—Cathal O'Dunachada, King of Ui-n-Eathach, and of the South of Ireland, died.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1072.—Brodchu, son of Mathghamhain, son of Cian, son of Maelmhuaidh, son of Bran, marched with an army into the Desies, from which he carried off much booty and spoil, to recover which he was pursued by the people of Magh Feine, and an engagement ensued in which Mudan O'h-Eidirsceoil (O'Driscoll), prince of Corca-Laidhe, was slain with many others on both sides.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1096.—Mathghamhain O'Seaghsa, King of Corca-Laidhe, died a penitent.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1104.—The son of O'h-Eidirsceoil, with twenty-five others, went out to sea and never were heard of more.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 11154.—Amhlaeibh O'h-Eidirsceoil went to sea with twenty-five others, and never were heard of more.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1169.—Maccon O'h-Eidirsceoil was slain in Mac-Carthaigh's army fighting against Strongbow and his 200 knights and 2,000 bowmen at Waterford.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1179.—Muircheartach, son of Diarmaid Mor Mac-Carthaigh was treacherously slain by O'h-Eidirsceoil at Ros-ailithre.

A.D. 1196.—The son of O'h-Eidersceoil, and Gilla-na-Ehflann O'Suileabhain, died.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1212.—Aedh Garbh O'h-Eidirsceoil was slain by the O'Ceadagains.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1215.—The English gained great power in Munster. Sleibhne built a castle at Dun-na-ngall in Cothluighe, and another at Dun-na-sead. Barrett built a castle at Traghbhaile and another at Cuan-Dor. Nicholas Boy de Barry built the castles of Tigh-Malaga or Timoleage and Dun-Deide.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1233.—Domhnall Got Mac Carthaigh came to dethrone O'Mathghamhain and O'Cobhthaig.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1235.—The English defeated the Irish at Tragh-Li, and Dearmaid, son of Cormac Finn, son of Domhnall Mor na Curradh Mac Carthaigh, Gaiscinach O'h-Eidirsceoil (O'Driscoll) together with his brother Muircheartach, and many others were slain.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1258.—Eoghan Mac Muircheartaigh was slain at Dun-na-sead by the English.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1260.—The Castles of Dun mic Tomain, Dun Insi Anduine, Dun-na-nGall, Cuan-Dor, Dun-Deide, Dun Urlaing and Dun Gaill were broken down by Finghin Reanna Roin, son of Domhnall Got Mac Carthaigh.—Ann Innisf.

A.D. 1305.—The Castle of Dun-na-sead burned and demolished by Domhnall Got Mac Carthaigh, after he had taken it from the English of Desmond.—Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1402.—Finghin O'h-Eidirsceoil and many others of the people of Mac Carthaigh Riabhach were slain.-Ann. Innisf.

A.D. 1409.—O'h-Eidirsceoil og, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1418.—The Bishop O'h-Eidirsceoil, and Maccan O'h-Eidirsceoil, his brother, lord of Corca-Laidhe, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1419.—O'h-Eidirsceoil Mor died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1442.—O'h-Eidirsceoil Mor (Maccon), lord of Corca-Laidhe, died.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1460.—A monastery was founded for Franciscan Friars in Inis-Arcain in Munster, in the diocese of Ross. Inis-Arcain is in the O'h-Eidirsceoil's country.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1472.—O'h-Eidirsceoil Mor (Finghin, son of Maccon, son of Maccon, son of Finghin, son of Donnchadh God) died in his own house after having performed the pilgrimage of St. James; and his son, Tadhg, died penitently one month after the death of his father, after having returned from the same pilgrimage.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

A.D. 1508.—O'h-Eidirsceoil (Conchobhar, son of Finghin, son of Maccon), died. He was a brave and protecting man, the friend of the religious orders, and the learned, and his son Finghin was installed in his place, after being liberated, for he had been imprisoned in Cork for more than a year.—Ann. of the Four Masters.

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