Annals of Loch Ce - 1173, Northern Ireland: A ‘mass of fire’ in the air
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On the night the bishop of all Northern Ireland died, "the night was illumined from nocturns until cockcrow, and the ground was all in flames; and a large mass of fire ascended over the town, and proceeded towards the southeast; and all persons arose from their beds, imagining that it was day." Source: Annals of Loch Ce (Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint, 1965), 149.