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Lóegaire mac Néilllocked

(fl. 5th cent.)
  • Philip Irwin


Lóegaire mac Néill (fl. 5th cent.), high-king of Ireland, was a son of Níall Noígíallach, ancestor of the Uí Néill dynasties. He is associated with three elements of Irish mythology: the arrival of Patrick, the cattle tribute (or bóroma), and the Feast of Tara. His reign was dated by the seventh-century hagiographer ...

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S. Mac Airt & G. Mac Niocaill, eds., (1983)