Annals of Lough Cé
The Annals of Loch Cé cover events, mainly in Connacht and its neighbouring regions, from 1014 to 1590. It takes its name from Lough Cé in the kingdom of Moylurg
Magh Luirg or Magh Luirg an Dagda, Anglicised as Moylurg, was the name of a kingdom located in the north-east of Connacht, the western province of Ireland, from c.956-1585...

 - now north County Roscommon
County Roscommon
County Roscommon is a county in Ireland. It is located in the West Region and is also part of the province of Connacht. It is named after the town of Roscommon. Roscommon County Council is the local authority for the county...

  - which was the centre of power of the Clan MacDermot
Mac Diarmata is an Irish surname, and the surname of the ruling dynasty of Moylurg, a kingdom that existed in Connacht from the 10th to 16th centuries.-Overview:...

. For its earliest centuries it used the Annals of Boyle
Annals of Boyle
The Annals of Boyle, also Cottonian Annals, are a chronicle of medieval Ireland. The entries span the years up to 1253. It is considered one of the works that forms The Chronicle of Ireland, although in summary form compared to others....


The largest part of the Annals are attributed to members of Clan Ó Duibhgeannáin
Clan Ó Duibhgeannáin
The Ó Duibhgeannáin clan were a family of professional historians in medieval and early modern Ireland.They originated in the kingdom of Annaly on the east bank of the Shannon and later migrated into Connacht. Writing in 1921 the Irish historian, Fr...

, with some emendations by the patron, Brian na Carriag MacDermot
Kings of Moylurg
The Kings of Magh Luirg or Moylurg were a branch of the Síol Muireadaigh, and a kindred family to the Ua Conchobair Kings of Connacht. Their ancestor, Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg, was a brother to Conchobar mac Tadg, King of Connacht 967-973, ancestor of the O Connor family of Connacht...

, first MacDermot of the Carrick
Carrick is the Anglicised version of creag/carraig, Gaelic for "rock", and may refer to:- Ireland :*Carrickmacross*Carrick-on-Suir*Carrick-on-Shannon*Carrick, Co...

(died 1592). The text is in Early Modern Irish, with a portion of the text in Latin
Latin is an Italic language originally spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It, along with most European languages, is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Although it is considered a dead language, a number of scholars and members of the Christian clergy speak it fluently, and...


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