On 8/06/2015 1:57 PM, Liz Gabay wrote:
> Here is the next part.
> .i. Conall mac Suibne romarb in tAed Slane oc Loch Semtide. Aed Gustan comalta Conaill is
> e rodmarb. Is e didiu romarb Aed Slane no Buide ri Teatfa...
As you have indicated, you have stopped in the middle of a sentence, and I
think we need to take it all together if it the missing bit is going to
The rest of the sentence is:
7 Oed Ron ri o Failgi isin n-enlo, int Aed Gustan.
Here are the parallel versions:
Silva Gadelica 75.5f:
.i. Conall mac Suibni issé ro marb Aed sláine oc loch semdidhe. Aed gustan
comalta Conaill is é ro marb Aedh buidhe rí Teftha a mbruidin dá choco ocus
Aedh róin rí ua Foilghe i noenló.
YBL 869d lie 46f:
.i. Conall iarum mac suib-- ro marb aed sl-- (with subscript 'i' added
later) oc loch semdidi. Aed gustan comalta Conaill is é ro marb Aed Buidi
rí Tefa (with superscript 'th' added later) a mbruidin dá choca 7 Oed Roin
rí .h. Failge isin n-oenlo sin
The year is AD 604.
Áed Sláine was king of Brega (modern County Meath), to Mide's east. Loch
Sewdy was in the middle of the kingdom of Mide (modern Co. Westmeath)—it
appears as Loch Sunderlin on maps and is at Ballymore, between Athlone and
Mullingar. So it looks to me that Áed Sláine (with his allies) was
attempting to stamp out Colmán Már's line in Mide, rather than that Conall
was attempting to take revenge for his father's death. (Áed Sláine had
killed Conaill's father Colmán Már just 4 years earlier.) But it seems that
the plan backfired on Áed Sláine. I don't know which kingdom Áed Gustán
belonged to; perhaps he was from Leinster or perhaps from one of the
tributary people of Mide. Has anyone got any information on him?
Tethbae was to Mide's north-west and part of it was ruled by another branch
of the Uí Néill, the Cenél Coirpre. Around this time, their king was Áed,
grandson of Tuathal Máelgarb, a former king of Tara who died in 548. So
perhaps he is our Áed Buide? The Cenél Coirpre might also have been keen to
keep Mide out of the race for the over-kingship of the Southern Uí Néill,
or at least to keep in Áed Sláine's good books. Bruiden da Choca is near
Athlone: at the western border of Mide.
Uí Fhailgi is in Leinster, due south of Mide. The Annals say that Áed Rón
was killed in the green of Mac Meccnaen, which O'Donovan (Annals of the
Four Masters. under the year 600) says was at Ballymore at Loch Sewdy.
So it was a pincer movement that went horribly wrong.