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1778 Excerpt: ...lives dearly; but the Danes had it in charge to
take them alive, which they at length effected. Sitric received
them with all the cruelty of an insulting tyrant, and had even the
heads of their young nobility exposed in their presence; upbraiding
them with all the Danish blood they had spilt, and vowing that they
should never return to Munster, till all the cities were restored
to him, and a proper Eric paid, for every Dane who fell since the
taking of Limeric. The news of the capture of the king of Munster,
and of thV destruction of all the young nobility in his train,
silled that whole people with horror and Consternation; since there
was scarce a' great house in the province, that had not lost a son
or a brother. With this melancholy account came the Danish
proposals, from which they would not recede; but Ceallachan sent
private in-A.C. slructions to Cineidi, by no means to hearken to
them, but to arm all Munster, and pursue the Danes to Ardmach,
where they intended to remove him. At the same time he recommended
to him, to collect all the naval power, to proceed to Dundalk,
where the Danish fleet then lay, and which he apprehended was to
carry him to Denmark. - Should these man uvres (said he), prove "
unsuccessful, have no further regard to our situations, but pur-
sue the barbarous Danes. Assume the crown of Munster, which " your
virtues so justly entitle you to, and take ample revenge " on the
kings of Tara and Leinster for their base treachery." On
consultation, it was agreed to pursue the advice of Ceallachan.
Expresses were sent to collect the troops, and for these chiefs
whose duty it was to be always ready with their ships, to attend
the calls of their country, to proceed to sea by that day week for
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