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Cennétig mac Lorcáin, King of Thomond

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Birthplace: Kincora, Munster, Ireland
Death: Died in Thomond, Connaught, Clare, Ireland
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Son of Lorcáin mac Lachtnai, King of Munster and Unknown Wife
Husband of Be Binn inion Urchadh, Queen of Thomond
Father of Marcán macCennétig, Abt of Terryglas; Brian Boru, High King of Ireland; Lachtna mac Lorcain; Dub mac Lorcain; Finn mac Lorcain and 7 others
Brother of Lanargan of the Dalcassians; Congal of the Dalcassians; Bran Fionn of the Dalcassians and Cosgrach of the Dalcassians

Occupation: King of the Dal gCais, one of the Deisi tribes
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About Cennétig mac Lorcáin, King of Thomond

Foundation for Medieval Genealogy:

CEINNÉITIG (-951). His parentage is confirmed by the Annals of Ulster which record that "Brian son of Ceinnéitig son of Lorcán king of Ireland and Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall king of Temair" led an army to “Áth Cliath” in 1014[810]. The Annals of the Four Masters record that “Ceallachan of Caiseal” defeated “Ceinneidigh son of Lorcan at Magh-duin” in 942[811]. The Annals of Inisfallen record the death in 951 of "Cennétig son of Lorcán, royal heir of Caisel”[812]. m ---. The name of Ceinnéitig & his wife is not known. Ceinnéitig & his wife had six children:

i) ECHTIGERN (-killed 948). The Annals of the Four Masters record that “Conghalach” killed “two sons of Ceinneidigh son of Lorcan…Echtighern and Donnchuan” in 948[813].

ii) DONN CUAN (-killed 948). The Annals of the Four Masters record that “Conghalach” killed “two sons of Ceinneidigh son of Lorcan…Echtighern and Donnchuan” in 948[814]. m ---. The name of Donn Cuan´s wife is not known.

iii) LACHTNA (-953). The Annals of Inisfallen record the death in 953 of "Lachtna son of Cennétig son of Lorcán”[827].

iv) MATHGAMUIN (-killed 976). The Annals of Inisfallen record that "Mathgamain son of Cennétig” defeated “the foreigners…at Sulchuait” in 967[828]. King of Munster. The Annals of Ulster record that "Mathgamuin son of Cennétig king of Caisel” was killed in 976 by “Mael Muad son of Bran”[829]. The Annals of Tigernach record that “Mathgamain son of Cenn-étig king of Munster” was killed in [974/75] by “Mael-Muad son of Bran king of the Húi Echach (Iveagh)” after being “treacherously delivered up by Donnában son of Cathal king of the Húi Fidgenti”[830]. The name of Mathgamuin´s & his wife is not known.

v) BRIAN Boroma ([941]-killed in battle Clontarf 23 Apr 1014). The Annals of Ulster record the birth in 941 of "Brian son of Cennéitig”[833]. The Annals of Tigernach record that “Brian mac Cendéidigh” attacked “Inis Cathaig (Scattery Island)…[and] therein the Foreigners of Limerick…Imar, and Olaf one of his sons and Dubchenn his other son” in [975/76][834]. The Annals of Ulster record that "Brian son of Cennétig” killed “Mael Muad king of Desmumu” in battle in 978[835]. The Annals of Inisfallen record that "Brian son of Cennétig” defeated and killed “Mael Muad son of Bran king of Caisel” at “the battle of Belach Lechta” in 978[836]. King of Munster. High King of Ireland 1002.

vi) MARCAIN (-1010). The Annals of Inisfallen record that "Marcán son of Cennétig took the abbacy of Imlech Ibuir” in 990[837]. The Annals of Inisfallen record the death in 1010 of "Marcáin son of Cennétig, coarb of Colum son of Crimthann”[838]. -------------------- King of Thormond -------------------- Cennétig mac Lorcáin (died 951) was an Irish king. He was the father of Brian Bóruma.

Reign

Cennétig was king of the Dál gCais, one of the tribes of the Déisi, subject peoples in Munster. Their name was new, first recorded in the 930s, and they had previously been an undistinguished part of the northern Déisi. The kings of Munster at this time came from the Eóganachta, a vast, complex group of kindreds who claimed descent from Eógan Már. The learned men of the Dál gCais provided a new, and improved, genealogy for their kings, tracing their descent from Eógan Már's brother Cormac Cass.

The Dál gCais were based in eastern County Clare, part of the region known as Tuadmumu (later Thomond), a name which first appears in 944 in the report of the defeat of Cennétig at Gort Rotacháin by the Eóganachta king Cellachán Caisil.

Death

The report of Cennétig's death in 951 calls him "king of Tuadmumu".

Children

Cennétig appears to have had many children, perhaps 11 sons. His daughter Órlaith was the wife of the High King of Ireland Donnchad Donn. Órlaith was killed in 941, supposedly for adultery with her stepson Óengus.

Two of his sons—Dub and Finn—are said to have died at Gort Rotacháin in 944, two—Donncuan and Echthigern—died in 950 during the invasion of Munster by Donnchad Donn's successor Congalach Cnogba. Lachtna apparently succeeded his father, but was killed soon after, and followed by his brother Mathgamain.

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The Dál gCais (Irish pronunciation: [d̪ɑːɫ ɡaʃ]; also Dal Cais or the Dalcassians) were a dynastic group of related septs located in north Munster who rose to political prominence in the 10th century AD in Ireland. They claimed descent from Cormac Cas, or Cas mac Conall Echlúath, hence the term "Dál", meaning "portion" or "share" of Cas. In later times, for reasons of political expediency, they claimed Cas was a brother of the largely mythological Éogan Mór, son of Ailill Aulom, from whom the established Eóganachta dynasties had earlier claimed descent. The Eóganachta were in fact properly descendants of the later Conall Corc and so both claims and perhaps both tribal names have their origins in Munster mythology.

In early historic Ireland they were an obscure group, one of many of the subject peoples of the Éoganachta. In the seventh and eighth centuries, when the overkingdom of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne fell into decline, they moved north and annexed Tuadmumu (Thomond) or North Munster. Previously part of Connacht, it became part of Munster.

Thomond was to remain the heartland of the Dál gCais and its septs; it is most especially associated with the O'Brien dynasty (Ua Briain, Ó Briain), family and descendants of the famous Brian Bóruma, High King of Ireland (d. 1014), who reigned as its kings from the 930s to 1543, and from 1543 to the present day as Baron Inchiquin. The current incumbent (18th Baron Inchiquin) is Conor O'Brien, a thirty-second generation descendant of Brian. He is also known simply as The O'Brien, and is Chief of the Name, Prince of Thomond

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Cennétig mac Lorcan King of Thomond

died 0951

father:

  • Lorcan macLachtnae

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mother:

unknown

siblings:

unknown

spouse:

  • BeBind ingen Urchada

children:

  • Brian Boroimhe macCennétig King of Munster

born about 0926 Ireland

died 23 April 1014 Battle of Clontarf, Dublin , Ireland

-------------------- Cennétig was king of the Dál gCais, one of the tribes of the Déisi, subject peoples in Munster. Their name was new, first recorded in the 930s, and they had previously been an undistinguished part of the northern Déisi. The kings of Munster at this time came from the Eóganachta, a vast, complex group of kindreds who claimed descent from Eógan Már. The learned men of the Dál gCais provided a new, and improved, genealogy for their kings, tracing their descent from Eógan Már's brother Cormac Cass.

The Dál gCais were based in eastern County Clare, part of the region known as Tuadmumu (later Thomond), a name which first appears in 944 in the report of the defeat of Cennétig at Gort Rotacháin by the Eóganachta king Cellachán Caisil.

The report of Cennétig's death in 951 calls him "king of Tuadmumu".

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenn%C3%A9tig_mac_Lorcain for more information. -------------------- Cennétig mac Lorcáin

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Cennétig mac Lorcáin (died 951) was an Irish king. He was the father of Brian Bóruma.

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1 Reign

2 Death

3 Children

4 References

[edit]Reign

Cennétig was king of the Dál gCais, one of the tribes of the Déisi, subject peoples in Munster. Their name was new, first recorded in the 930s, and they had previously been an undistinguished part of the northern Déisi. The kings of Munster at this time came from the Eóganachta, a vast, complex group of kindreds who claimed descent from Eógan Már. The learned men of the Dál gCais provided a new, and improved, genealogy for their kings, tracing their descent from Eógan Már's brother Cormac Cass.

The Dál gCais were based in eastern County Clare, part of the region known as Tuadmumu (later Thomond), a name which first appears in 944 in the report of the defeat of Cennétig at Gort Rotacháin by the Eóganachta king Cellachán Caisil.

[edit]Death

The report of Cennétig's death in 951 calls him "king of Tuadmumu".

[edit]Children

Cennétig appears to have had many children, perhaps 11 sons. His daughter Órlaith was the wife of the High King of Ireland Donnchad Donn. Órlaith was killed in 941, supposedly for adultery with her stepson Óengus.

Two of his sons—Dub and Finn—are said to have died at Gort Rotacháin in 944, two—Donncuan and Echthigern—died in 950 during the invasion of Munster by Donnchad Donn's successor Congalach Cnogba. Lachtna apparently succeeded his father, but was killed soon after, and followed by his brother Mathgamain.

[edit]References

"Annals of Ulster AD 431-1201". CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts. Retrieved 2007-10-24.

"(Genealogies from Rawlinson B 502) De genelogia Dál Chais ut inuenitur in psalterio Caissil". CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts. Retrieved 2007-10-26.

Duffy, Seán (2004). "Brian Bóruma (Brian Boru) (c.941–1014)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 2007-10-22.

-------------------- Alt Death Year: 957

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