Annals of Inisfallen

Annals of Inisfallen

An excerpt (Bodleian Library MS. Rawl. B. 503, folio 30r). The text refers to an event dated 1094, and reads in Irish "Macc Congail, rí na Rend, do marbad", which translates into English as "Congal's son, king of Na Renna, was slain".

The Annals of Inisfallen are a chronicle of the medieval history of Ireland. There are more than 2,500 entries spanning the years between AD 433 and AD 1450, but it is believed to have been written between the 12th and 15th centuries. It was written by the monks of Innisfallen Abbey, on Innisfallen Island on Lough Leane, near Killarney.

Kathleen Hughes conjectured that the Annals are among those derived from the hypothetical Chronicle of Ireland.

As well as the chronological entries, the manuscript contains a short,