Annals of Ulster

The Annals of Ulster were compiled in the fifteenth century, by Cathal Maguire, a native of Fermanagh, an eminent and learned ecclesiastic, who was dean of Clogher, a canon of Armagh, etc., and whose death is recorded at the year 1498, in the Annals of the Four Masters, with some account of his work, and an eloquent eulogium on his learning and virtues. These annals, after the death of the author, were continued to 1541 by Roderick O’Cassidy, archdeacon of Clogher.

The Annals of Ulster are written, partly in Irish, and partly in Latin, and contain the history of Ireland from the first to the sixteenth century, and are considered very authentic; giving a concise account of the various events. There are copies of these annals in several libraries in England and in Dublin; and they have been published in Latin, from the fifth to the twelfth century, namely, from A.D. 431, to A.D. 1131, in Dr. O’Connor’s Rer. Hib. Scriptores Veteres.