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Feidlimid mac Crimthainnlocked

(d. 847)
  • Damian Bracken

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Feidlimid mac Crimthainn (d. 847), king of Munster, acceded to that kingship in 820, beginning its 130-year domination by the Eóganacht Chaisil. The preceding centuries had seen the aggressive growth in power of the Uí Néill kings in the north. Feidlimid, the most powerful ruler in the south, was forced to counter this development with a similar policy of aggressive expansion and his most significant achievement was the spectacular growth of ...

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