Cobhthach Cóel Breg, High King of Ireland

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Cobhthach Cóel Breg mac Ugaine, Ard Rí na h'Éireann

Also Known As: "Cobthach Caol Breagh", "Cobthach Coelbreg", "Cobhthach Caolbreag", "Caol Breagh", "Caolbreag", "Cobhlach", "Coblhach Caolbhreagh", "Cobthech Coal-Bhreach"
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Teamhair,Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Úgaine Mór mac Echach, 66th High King of Ireland and Caesair Cruthach (Fictitious)
Husband of Unknown and Eithne Amlabur, wife of Cobhthach Coalbreag
Father of Meilge Molbhthach, 71st High King of Ireland and Iaoan Gleo-Fathach
Brother of Lóegaire Lorc, High King of Ireland; Fuilne; Nar; Raighne; Narbh and 18 others

Occupation: High King of Ireland, High Kin g of Ireland
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About Cobhthach Cóel Breg, High King of Ireland

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Death date 541 or 542 BC -SPF

Cobhthach Cael Breagh, King of Ireland, d. ca. 542 BC in Dinn Righ, Ireland, cause of death was roasting alive in a metal building at the burning of Dinn Righ. His death commemorated in oldest Irish poem.

Father: Ugaine Mor the Great, King of Ireland, d. ca. 594 BC in Magh Muireadh, Ireland, cause of death was murder by Badhbhchadh, his brother.

Mother: Eithne Amlabur

He killed his brother in ca. 592 BC to become High King, he reigned for thirty years.

Title: King of Ireland

Cobthach Cáelbreg King of Ireland


541 BC, Teamhair


Augaine (Ugaine) Mór Monarch of Ireland (-593bc)

Misc. Notes

was the 69th Monarch ; it is said, that, to secure the Throne, he assassinated his brother Laeghaire; after a long reign he was at length slain by Maion, his nephew, B.C. 541.

Part III, Chapter IV of Irish Pedigrees, by John O'Hart, published 1892, pages 351-9, 664-8 and 708-9.