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date: 06 May 2021

Muirchertach mac Muiredaig [Muirchertach mac Ercae, Mac Ercae]locked

(d. 534)
  • T. M. Charles-Edwards

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Muirchertach mac Muiredaig [Muirchertach mac Ercae, Mac Ercae] (d. 534), high-king of Ireland, is first mentioned in the annals in 482 under the name Muirchertach mac Ercae. The late Middle Irish account of the wives and mothers of Irish kings (Ban-Shenchus) gives him an obviously legendary mother, ...

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