OF ‘THE DALTON’
AC = Connaught
LC = Loch Ce
M = Four Masters
MCB = MacCarthaigh
U = Ulster
The English sustained a great defeat from
Mageoghegan three thousand five hundred of them being slain in the
contest, together with some of the Daltons, and the son of the
Cu-coicrichi Mag Eocaga(i)n junior son of
Cenal-Fiachaidh, was killed in treachery after going with the
Bishop of Meath Ath-luain. And it was the person of the people of
William Dalton that killed him with one thrust of a spear.
And nothing was done there. but that.
William Dalton and the Sheriff of Meath were
killed by the Cenal-Fiachaidh and by Ua
William Dalton, and the Sheriff of Meath, were
killed by the Cineal Fiachach and O
William Dalton and the Sheriff of Meath were
slain by the Kinel-Fiachach, and by
Cucogry Oge Mageoghegan, Chief of
Kinel-Fiachach, was treacherously slain after he had gone to
Athlone with the Bishop of Meath: it was the Sinnach Mac Mearain
(one of William Dalton's people) that killed him, with one thrust
of a lance; and he Mac Mearain himself was afterwards torn
asunder, and his body was cut into small pieces, for this
Philip, son of Nichol, ie. the Dalton, Lord of
Owen Sinnach Fox, Tanist of Muintir-Tadhgain,
was slain by the Daltons.
Niall, the son of Cucogry Oge Mageoghegan,
materies of a lord of his tribe, was slain by William Dalton and
Manus, the son of Hugh MacDermot, was also
slain by the Daltons.
Niall, son of Cu Choicriche Og Mac Eochacain
was killed by the D'Altons on the 5th of April. This man was
well qualified to be chieftain of his native
Heremon O'Melaghlin was slain by Magawley and
The castle of Miles Dalton was taken by the
sons of Concobur, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail and given to Thomas,
son of Cathal Ua Ferghail.
The Clan of John Ua Ferghail and Dalton made a
joint war against the sons of Murchadh ua Ferghail. The stronghold
of Ua Ferghail was attacked by the clan of John and the daughter
of Mac William de Burgh, namely, the wife of Ua Ferghail, was
taken prisoner therein.
Ambrose son of Walter son of Ristug Dalton was
accidentally killed by Pierce Dalton's son.
A raid by Muiris son of Conchobhar [Ó
Fearghail] on the son of William Dalton at Ceall
The son of William Dalton, an excellent foreign
youth, died of the same epidemic.
Edmund son of William Dalton was killed in
Breaghmhuine, and Thomas son of John son of Filbug Dalton along
with him—a sad event. Great raids were made by the Daltons on the
Dillons because of this, and Druim Raithne and Dún na Móna were
burned by them also.
Dillon, i.e. Maurice, was killed by the Daltons
between his two castles, i.e. Dún na Móna and Druim Raithne—a sad
The castles of Druim Ráithe and Dún na Móna
were taken by the Daltons
Ó Conchobhair Failghe made an attack on the
Daltons and burned Comhrair, Baile an Tóchair, and Baile na
A joint attack was made by Ó Ceallaigh, i.e.
Maol Sheachlainn, king of Uí Mhaine, together with a host of
Connachtmen, Ó Conchobhair Failghe, Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn,
and the men of Midhe against Dalton. They all assembled at Baile
Locha Seimhdille, and they set fire to the district, including
houses and corn, but Dalton's granary at Ráith Sgiach was
valiantly defended against them by himself and a few
A great raid was made by the son of Pierce
Dalton at Coill Phérais on Dalton, and he took many cows. The
Daltons overtook him and Cormac Ó Maoil Sheachlainn at Cairtann,
and they fought a valorous, doughty, venomous battle, and Pierce's
son and many of his people were wounded, and Dalton and Hubert
Dalton received grievous wounds from their own kin in that
Numerous raids were made by the son of Pierce
Dalton on the Galls, and he burned Sonnach, including houses and
churches, and destroyed a great part of
Maurice, son of Piers Dalton, was killed by
Muirchertach og (young) Mach Eochacain and Brian, son of O'Connor
Maurice, son of Piers Dalton, occisus est by
Muirchertach Og Mac Eochagain, and by Brian, the son of
A raid by the family of Hubert Dalton and by
Nicholas Dalton on Calraighe.
Incursions by the Daltons and some of the
people of Anghaile into Muinntear Thadhgáin against the family of
Art Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, and a number of them were wounded, and
they returned without gain.
The castle of Baile na Cloiche was built by the
son of the son of Luke Dalton, i.e. Gerard.
The same Fearghal Ruadh conspired with the
family of Maol Mórdha Ó Conchobhair Failghe on the border of Baile
an Rátha, and they enticed the two sons of Dalton, i.e. Henry,
into the conspiracy with them. They killed Filbín Dalton, the best
youth of his age in Midhe for hospitality and power, and Nicholas
[Dalton] was captured grievously wounded, after quarter was
granted to him by Réigín son of Maol Mórdha.
Attacks by Ó Conchobhair Failghe and Cinéal
Fiachach on the Daltons. They killed Mac an Réabaire, constable of
Dalton's gallowglasses, and ten people along with
A treacherous foray by the son of the son of
Éamann Ó Ceallaigh on the family of Hubert [Dalton], and he took
A foray by the people of Anghaile and the Uí
Ghiollagáin on Miles Dalton at Forgnaidhe.
A great foray by Dalton and Ó Fearghail on
Cinéal Fiachach, and they took twenty score cows, or a few more,
and eight score horses.
Peace between Cinéal Fiachach and the
An attack by Fearghal Ruadh Mac Eochagáin on
Dalton's cattle-fold, and he, killed the daughter of
Toirdhealbhach son of Conchobhar Ó Fearghail, and departed
Three successive attacks by Dalton on Cinéal
Fiachach, and he burned and plundered the country
Attacks by the Daltons and Ó Maoil Sheachlainn
on Cinéal Fiachach. They took many cows and killed twelve men or
four times as many of the Sionnaigh, including the only son of
Muircheartach Sionnach, and the son of Maol Mórdha son of the son
Numerous forays and attacks by the Daltons on
A great war by Brian Ó Conchobhair, An Calbhach
Ó Conchobhair, and Cinéal Fiachach on the Daltons, and they did
much destruction, and burned Ráith Sgiach, i.e. the most
flourishing town in Ireland in its time, i.e. Henry Dalton's
The castle of Imper was built by Andrew son of
Henry son of Nicholas Dalton.
Miles Dalton was slain by the Daltons, and by
the sons of Hubert Dalton.
A war between the Daltons themselves, i.e.
between Dalton and Miles Dalton. Attacks were made by Dalton on
Miles in the castle of Muileann Miadhacháin, and Miles Dalton was
killed in the castle by a single arrow-shot, and the castle was
captured by Dalton and handed over to Pierce son of Hubert Dalton.
Loss of revenue and great weakness resulted to the descendants of
Nicholas Dalton from this deed.
The church of Forgnaidhe was burned by the
family of Robert Dalton, and Patrick's church at Imper was burned
by the family of Miles Dalton, and it was after this that Miles
Dalton was killed.
The same war continued between the Daltons, and
the descendants of Nicholas Dalton left the country and went into
Cinéal Fiachach mic Néill. Incursions were made by the Daltons and
by Cathal son of Tomás Ó Fearghail into Cinéal Fiachach, and the
Daltons and Cinéal Fiachach engaged each other. Cinéal Fiachach
were defeated, Nicholas Cerr son of John Dalton was killed by the
Daltons, and William son of John [Dalton] was captured by them.
They went into the country after that and burned the house of
Fearghal Ruadh Mac Eochagáin and Baile Í Bhraonáin, and attacked
Baile Huiginn Í Bhraonáin. Cinéal Fiachach overtook them, but they
defeated them, and three sons of Brian son of Domhnall Ó Fearghail
were killed there, i.e. Maol Sheachlainn and Tomás Ruadh, and
Cairbre son of Art Ó Maoil Sheachlainn was captured
Caisleán Nua was taken by the family of
Conchobhar son of Cathal [Ó Fearghail] and the family of Tomás son
of Cathal Ó Fearghail, and they divided Forgnaidhe between them
with the consent of Dalton.
Incursions by Baron Hussey, i.e. the sheriff of
Midhe, and the Daltons into Breaghmhuine, and Ó Maoil Sheachlainn,
the [men of] Hussey, i.e. the sheriff of Midhe, and the Daltons
into Breaghmhuine, and Ó Maoil Sheachlainn, the [men of]
Breaghmhuine, and Dillon overtook them in the territory. They
inflicted a defeat on the Galls, and people were killed, and
twelve or thirteen horses were taken from them. Edmund son of
Hubert Dalton was captured by D omhnall Ó Braoin on that
Myles Dalton was slain by his own near kinsmen;
and his son was afterwards slain, and his castle demolished, by
the descendants of Cathal O'Farrell
Miles Dalton occisus est a fratre suo; and his
castle was afterwards broken down by the descendants of Cathal
Miles Dalton was killed by his brother and
afterwards his castle was destroyed by the descendents of Cathal
John Stanley, the Deputy of the King of
England, arrived in Ireland, a man who gave neither mercy
nor protection to clergy, laity or men of science but
subjected as many of them as he came upon to cold, hardship, and
famine. It was he who plundered Niall, the son of Hugh O'Higgin,
at Uisneach, in Meath. Henry Dalton, however, plundered James
Tuite and the King's people, and gave the O'Higgins out of the
preys then acquired a cow for each and every cow taken from them
,and afterwards escorted them to Connaught. The O'Higgins,
with Niall, then satirized John Stanley, who lived after this
satire but five weeks, for he died of the virulence of the
lampoons. This was the second poetical miracle performed by
this Niall O'Higgin, the first being the discomfiture of the
Clann-Conway the night they plundered Niall at Cladann; and the
second, the death of John Stanley
The descendents of Thomas O Fergail were
banished into Western Meath by Donnall O Fergail and Henry Dalton,
Lord of Western Meath, sided with them.
The Pass of Kilcoursey was cut and leveled by
Dalton and the descendents of Tomas.
O'Coffey, ie. Melaghlan, the son on Clasach
O'Coffey, was slain by Edmond, the son of Hubert
William Dalton of Brawnie, son of Hubert,
Fergal Oc Mag Eochacain was killed on St.
Nicholas Day at the crossroads in Croughool by the son of the
Baron of Delvin and the Sons of Piers, son of Pers Dalton, who
were the children of his mother's brother.
Farrell Roe Oge, the son of Farrell Roe, the
son of Donough, son of Murtough More Mageoghegan, a captain of
great and celebrity was killed and beheaded at Cruach-abhall, by
the son of the Baron of Delvin , and the grandsons of Pierce
Dalton. They carried his head to Trim and from thence to
Dublin for exhibition; but it was (afterwards) brought back and
buried along with the body in
Ir, the son of Cathal Roe Mac Rannall, Tanist
of his own territory, and worthy to become lord of it for his
clemency and veracity died a week before Michaelmas; and in the
same week Ir, the son of William MacRannall, was slain by
Gilla-Glas Dillon, while was with his mother's brother, William
Ir, son of Uilliam Mag Ragnaill was killed in
Western Meath that same week with one javelin wound, by Gilla Glas
Dillon in the presence of his mother's brother, William
Christopher Plunkett; Pierce, son of Pierce
Dalton; James Oge, the son of James Dalton; and the son of Petit
of Mullingar, ie. the Prior of Mullingar, died of the
Christopher Plunket, Piers, son of Piers Dalton
and James the Younger, son of James Dalton’s son were killed by
the plague, and the Prior of Mullingar, namely Petit’s son, also
died of it
John, the son of the Dalton, was slain by his
A great rail by Tadc, son of Calbach (O
Conchobair Failgi) on Cravagh by the Inny, in which more than
twenty men and nearly forty of their packhorses were taken from
them. Dalton, who insitigated the expedition, and Mag Eochacain
were wounded, but Tadc carried off the prey.
A great attack was made by O'Kelly upon
Muine-Liath. The English of Westmeath, viz., the Tuites, Petits,
Tyrrels, Darcys and Daltons, came with him. O'Kelly was defeated;
Donough O'Kelly and many others were taken prisoners and a party
of their foot soldiers and kerns were slaves.
O Cellaig made a great attack on the Moneylea.
The Galls of Western Meath - Petits, Tyrrels, d'Arcy's and Dalton
- caught up with them and O cellaig was defeated. Donnchad O
Cellaig and many others were captured, and many of their footmen
and mercenaries were killed.
O Domnaill made a circuit in Connacht and made
peace between O Ruaire and O Raigillig. Thence he marched to
Fenagh, where Mag Ragnaill met him and they both proceeded past
Slaib Cairbe and through Mag Tethba and Moybrawne, and the Abbot
of Lara was killed in their following by an arrowshot from
Rathreagh. From here he passed westwards through Moybrawne and
they rested and encamped that night at Caircne of Meath, where the
Dillons and the Dalton came in and made peace with them. Thence he
went on to Offaly and Cairbre of Leinster, where O Conchobair
(Failgi) came to meet him. On the other part came Meath Galls, and
the lands were destroyed in the fighting. Peace was
afterward made and ODomnaill returned home by way of
A circuitous hosting was made by O'Donnell, ie.
Hugh Roe, the son of Niall Garv, accompanied by Maguire, O'Rourke,
and the chiefs of Lower Connaught. They proceeded first to
Beal-atha-Chonaill, to rescue Brian, the son of Felim O'Reilly,
who was O'Donnell's friend and confederate, and to make peace
between O'Rourke and O'Reilly. O'Reilly came to Beal-atha-Chonaill
to O'Donnell who reconciled O'Rourke and O'Reilly with each other
and also Brian, the son of Felin; and Philip O'Reilly was given up
to O'Donnell, to be detained and kept by him as a hostage for the
observance of this peace, besides such others as he himself wished
to demand. After this O'Donnell marched to Fenagh-Moy-Rein,
whither MacRannall came to him. From thence he went to Annaly to
assist the sons of Irial O'Earrell who were his friends and he
spoiled and burned Annaly, excepting only that part of it which
belonged to the sons of Irial, whom he left in power and might. He
afterwards proceeded through Westmeath, and burned the
castle-towns of Delvin, and all the circumjacent country. He
remained for one night encamped in Cuircne, in Meath; and the
Dillons and Daltons came into his house, and made peace with
Faghtna O'Farrell was slain by the son of
Edmond, son of Hubert Dalton.
Fachtna, the son of O Fergail, was killed by
Edmund son of Hubert Dalton
Maileachlainn, son of Brian, son of Edmund, son
of Thomas Ua Ferghail, was slain by William the Rough, son of
Maurice, grandson of Piers Dalton, and by Laisech, son of John Ua
Ferghail, a month before Christmas, on Thursday, A.D.
The Dalton, namely, Edmund, son of Piers
Dalton, resigned his lord-ship to his own son, that is, to Thomas
Dalton, this year.
The Dalton, i.e. Edmond, son of Piers,
The Dalton, namely, Edmund, son of Piers
Dalton, died this year.
Margaret Dalton, daughter of Andrew Dalton,
namely, wife of Ua Ferghail, that is, wife of Domnall the Tawny,
son of Domnall, son of John, son of Domnall Ua Ferghail, died this
The wife of Dalton, namely, wife of Thomas, son
of Edmund, grandson of Piers Dalton, went off with the son of Ua
Mechair this year.
Nicholas Dalton, namely, son of Edmond, son of
Piers Dalton, was slain by Fergus, son of Edmond, son of Laisech,
son of Ros Ua Ferghail and by the descendants of Henry
The Dalton, namely, Thomas, son of Edmond, son
of Piers, son of another Piers Dalton, was taken and Henry, son of
John, grandson of Piers Dalton, was slain about November Day by
Conn, son of Art, son of Conn Ua Mael-Shechlainn and by
Maelruanaigh, son of Ua Cerbaill.
The Dalton, namely, Thomas, son of Edmond, son
of Piers Dalton, was liberated for 300 marks and for 14 score cows
in pledge for the district of Baile na ngédh, by Conn, son of Art,
son of Conn Ua Mail-Sheclainn and by the grandson of Ua
Rory O’Melaghlan was slain at Clartha by
Richard Dalton and his kinsmen in a nocturnal assault; and it was
in the interest of Kedagh O’Melaghlan they committed this
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