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Áed mac Néill [Áed Findliath mac Néill] (d. 879), high-king of Ireland, was the son of Niall mac Áeda (d. 846), king of Ailech and high-king of Ireland, and Gormflaith (d. 861), daughter of Donnchad mac Domnaill, king of Meath and high-king of Ireland...

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Áed Uaridnach mac Domnaill [Áed Allán mac Domnaill] (d. 612), high-king of Ireland, was the son of Domnall mac Muirchertaig; his mother is said to have been Bríg, daughter of Archa (or Orcha) mac Caírthind. A partner of Áed Uaridnach, the mother of his son ...

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Áed Allán mac Fergaile (d. 743), high-king of Ireland, perhaps ruled Cenél nÉogain from the death of his father, Fergal mac Máele Dúin, in 722 until his own death in 743; he was high-king from 734 until his death, in succession to his northern rival, ...

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Áed Oirdnide mac Néill (d. 819), high-king of Ireland, was the son of Niall Frossach (d. 778); he was king of Cenél nÉogain and subsequently the last king of Tara (high-king) before the viking attacks began to accelerate. In his rule can be seen a further development of the military power of the ...

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Áed Sláine mac Diarmata (d. 604), joint high-king of Ireland, was the son of Diarmait mac Cerbaill (d. 565), high-king of Ireland, and of Mugain, daughter of Conchrad (or Conrí) mac Duach. His epithet means ‘of Slane’ (in Meath, on the River Boyne...

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Ailill Molt (d. c. 482), high-king of Ireland, was one of the five or more sons of Nath Í mac Fiachrach (d. 445?), ancestor of many of the Uí Fhiachrach kings of Connacht. His mother was said to have been Ethne ingen Chonrach Cais...

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Báetán mac Cairill (d. 581), king of Ulster, son of Cairell mac Muiredaig (d. c.540), king of Ulster, was a member of Dál Fiatach, a dynasty in modern co. Down. He became king of Ulster after the death of his brother ...

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Blaímac mac Áeda [Blathmac] (d. 665), joint high-king of Ireland, was one of the numerous sons of Áed Sláine (d. 604), who was the founder of that branch of the Uí Néill which ruled Brega, a district stretching from the River Liffey to the southern part of what is now ...

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Brian Bóruma [Brian Boru] (c. 941–1014), high-king of Ireland, was born at Kincora, Killaloe, the son of Cennétig (d. 951), king of Dál Cais, king of Tuadmumu (Thomond, in north Munster), and rígdamna Caisil, ‘royal heir to’, or merely, ‘the material of a king of’, ...

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Cathal mac Finguine (d. 742), king of Munster, was a member of the Éoganacht Glendamnach dynasty. Like his father, Finguine mac Con-cen-Máthair, and his son, Artrí mac Cathail, he was king of Munster, and he was the first to be involved in warfare against the dominant ...