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La fortaleza de Linn Duachaill 841) y
extracto de un artículo original de Erin Mullaly publicado en Archaeology Magazine
Fragmento de "The history of Irland to the coming of Henry II", uno de los textos antiguos donde se menciona esta fortaleza.
840 - A fortress was made by the foreigners at Linn Duachaill, out of which the territories
and churches of Teftia were preyed. Another fortress was made by them at Dublin, out of which they plundered Leinster and the Ui Neill (South) as far as Slieve Bloom.
841— The killing and burning of the Abbot of Linn Duachaill.^ A fleet of Norsemen on the Boyne at Rosnarce, another on Lough S willy, and a third at Magheralin. Olonmacnoise, Castledermot, Birr and Seirkieran were plundered.
842 — Clonfert was burned.
843 — Cluana-an-dobhair, near Killeigh, in the King's County, and Dunmask were plundered. Nuadhat and the Abbot of Tir-da- Glas were martyred, and Forannan, the Primate of Armagh, was captured, with his relics and Muintir, and taken to Limerick to their ships. Here comes the first mention of Turgesius in the Annals (843 F.M., recte 845). An expedition by Turgeis, lord of the foreigners, upon Lough Ribh, so that they plun- dered Connact and Meath, and burned Cluain-mic-Nois, with its oratories, Cluain Fearta Brennain, and Tir-da-Glas, Lothra and many others in like manner. A battle was gained over the foreigners by King Niall, the Bon of ^dh, in Magh Itha, and a countless number fell. Turgeis was taken prisoner by Maelseachlainn " and his drowning afterwards in L. Uair (L. Owel), through the miracles of God, and Kiaran, and the saints in general."
* St. Kiaran's special anger is accounted for by the fact that Ota, the wife of Turgesius, took her seat, we are told, on the high altar in the church at Olonmacnoise, and gave audience and answer from it.