17th January 0001
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after his father ollamh died at tara his son 38th generation in the line of gaelic genealogy ruled eire and died at mag inis 1277bc

1,277bc Gaelic Milesian xxviii 28th monarch eire  Fiftyfifth ard ri na eireann finnachta  36th thirtysixth generation***********206] 46iii 28 finachta finnachta 1277bc son of 27 ollamh ollom fodhla there was snow of wine in his reign  finnachta fin snechta wine snow for a great snow of wine poured down in his reign upon erin so that the grass or the young corn was not seen over it and every one in eire would drink it became drunk elim oll fin snechta great wine snow that is from a great snow snechta of wine fin which fell in his reign he is called elim oll fin snechta or elim ol etechiaide that is he used to take an irregular etechtaide draught ol that is huge was his fill of liquor sudet qui legat 54 strong his son finnachta of fal   twice ten years in his good hand were his  in mag ninis of plague the sweet king of macha found destruction 4 finnachta slanoll with grace and geide oilgothach    fiachu ailill expert in arms with grace and the war warrior berngal  Chronology of ussher years of reign similar to king david of Israel law giver and monarch of eire and reputed founder of a college for law and poetry great legislator of ancient eire chief poet in wisdom and intellect the royal sage sage of eire doctor of wisdom oriental eastern      twenty years had he in the kingdom    died of the plague in mag inis in ulaid mag inis ie the insular plain this was the barony of leath chathail lecale and upper castlereagh in the county of down see tripartite life of saint Phadraig in trias thaum part iii c60 and colgans notes p185 magh inis hodie leth cathuil appellatur in qua et ciuitas dunensis et saballum iacent       Ballynoe from gaelic an baile nua meaning the new settlement is a small settlement and townland of 205 acres south of Downpatrick in county down northern eire it is situated in the civil parish of bright and historic barony of lecale upper the main feature in the hamlet is ballynoe stone circle a late neolithic to early bronze age large circle of over 50 closely spaced upright stones surrounding a mound which when excavated was found to contain two cists in which cremated bones were found the site is near the disused railway station reached by a long foorpath off the main road at grid reference j481404 civil parish of bright

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