Saint Samson of Dol
In the early years of the 7th century, Bricin was attached to this scholarly establishment, distinguishing himself as a scholar and surgeon.His most distinguished surgical achievement relates to his care of a serious skull wound on an Ulster noble of royal blood named Cenn Fáelad mac Aillila. Following the battle of Magh Rath fought near Moira, Co. Down in 636 AD, the wounded Cenn Fáelad was rushed to Bricín at Tomregan for treatment.
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.
The battle of Cúil Dreimne 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 Columcille, 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.
The navigation of Columcill to the island of Ie in the 45th year of his age.
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.
Mael Cothaigh, king of Connacht, rested.
The rest of Columcille 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.
Inis Metgoit the monastery of Lindisfarne was founded.
The battle of Echross in Murrisk between the Cenél Cairbre and the Uí Fiachrach of Murrisk. Mael Cothaig, king of the Uí Fiachrach, was put to flight; Colmán, king of Cairbre, was victor.
Amalgaidh son of Flann, king of Calraighe, died of an unknown disease before the end of three days after a compulsory billeting on Clonmacnois.
Ulster was almost wholly devastated and its people went into Leinster.
The last Assembly of Tara by Diarmaid son of Cearball.
Niall son of Art the Proud, descendant of Ruarc, king of Brefne and the east of Connacht, was killed by Aodh Ó Conchobhair in the Corann.
Trasamundus Vandalus Vandalorum the king closed the Catholic churches and sent off 120 bishops in exile to Sardinia.
Donnchadh Dearg son of Art Uallach Ó Ruairc, crown prince of Brefne, was killed by Aodh son of Conchobhar (that is, Aodh of the Gapped Spear) instead of his father; and that Donnchadh was king of the whole of the east of Connacht.
T1037.1 A King goes on Pilgrimage
Cathal son of Ruaidhrí, king of the west of Connacht, went on his pilgrimage to Armagh.
Columkill's Moone, Disert Diarmada and My Senoc's Mugna and Clonmore were plundered by Diarmaid son of Maol na mBó king of the Uí Cennselaigh and many capitives were taken out of the prayer houses.
Glenn Uisin was plundered by the son of Maol na mBó, and the prayer house was demolished, and a hundred human beings were killed therein, and seven hundred were carried off in vengeance for the burning of Ferns by the son of Brian and by Murchadh son of Dúnlang, and in vengeance for his brother, i.e. Domhnall the Fat.
The fasting of the community of Ciaran, at Tulach Garba, upon Aodh Ó Confhiachla, the king of Teffa, and the bell called Bernán Ciaráin Ciarán's Gapling was struck against him with the end of the Bachall Íssu. Now in the place at which he turned his back on the clerics, in that place his head was cut off before the month's end.
Clonmacnois was plundered by the Conmaicne, but God and St Ciarán inflicted vengeance for it upon them, and the greater part of their men and their cattle died.
Clonfert with its stone house was burned by the Uí Maine and Cúchonnacht son of Gadhr Ó Dunadaig was killed therein.