Talk:Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid

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Norse allies in 850?[edit]

AU 850.3 reads, in the CELT english translation, "Cinaed son of Conaing, king of Cianacht, rebelled against Mael Sechnaill with the support of the foreigners". I presume this is to be understood as the foregners, i.e. norse, supporting Cinaed. This is also the understanding Donnchadh Ó Corrain expresses in "The Vikings&Ireland", pp17-18. Finnrind 23:39, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Indeed yes. There's a longer account in the Fragmentary Annals of Ireland (FA 233–234), also on CELT. It refers to the foreigners as "a vast sea-going fleet" of "Aunites, that is Danes" (Aunites, .i. Danair) who defeated the "men of Lochlann" in a sea battle. The relevant stuff from the Fragmentary Annals is here on CELT. Hope this helps! Angus McLellan (Talk) 00:01, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Scél Cairpri Cruim 7 Maíl Sechlainn meic Maíl Ruanaid[edit]

Note to self: Scél Cairpri Cruim 7 Maíl Sechlainn meic Maíl Ruanaid? Angus McLellan (Talk) 00:30, 3 March 2008 (UTC)