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Feradach Finnfechtnach mac Crimhthann, Ard rí na h'Éireann

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tara, Ireland
Death: Died in Tara, Ireland
Cause of death: Natural decease
Place of Burial: Tara, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Criomhthann Niadh Nár mac Lughaidh, Rí na h'Éireann and Naira Tacht Chalach ingen Loich ak. as Tuathchuach Nar Baine, Princess of Alba
Husband of Mar Fath Chabob
Father of Fiacha Finnfolaidh, High King of Ireland

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Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach
15 A.D.
Son of Crimhthann Niadhnair (100). The epithet "feachtnach" was applied to this Monarch because of his truth and sincerity. In his reign lived Moran, the son of Maom, a celebrated Brehon, or Chief Justice of the Kingdom; it is said that he was the first who wore the wonderful collar called Iodhain Morain; this collar possessed a wonderful property: - if the judge who wore it attempted to pass a false judgment it would immediately contract, so as nearly to stop his breathing; but if he reversed such false sentence the collar would at once enlarge itself, and hang loose around his neck. This collar was also caused to be worn by those who acted as witnesses, so as to test the accuracy of their evidence. This Monarch, Feredach, died a natural death at the regal city at Tara. Good was Ireland during his time. The seasons were right tranquil. The earth brought forth its fruit; fishful its river mouths; milkful the kine; heavy headed the woods.

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Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach
15 A.D.
Son of Crimhthann Niadhnair (100). The epithet "feachtnach" was applied to this Monarch because of his truth and sincerity. In his reign lived Moran, the son of Maom, a celebrated Brehon, or Chief Justice of the Kingdom; it is said that he was the first who wore the wonderful collar called Iodhain Morain; this collar possessed a wonderful property: - if the judge who wore it attempted to pass a false judgment it would immediately contract, so as nearly to stop his breathing; but if he reversed such false sentence the collar would at once enlarge itself, and hang loose around his neck. This collar was also caused to be worn by those who acted as witnesses, so as to test the accuracy of their evidence. This Monarch, Feredach, died a natural death at the regal city at Tara. Good was Ireland during his time. The seasons were right tranquil. The earth brought forth its fruit; fishful its river mouths; milkful the kine; heavy headed the woods.

Source: The High Kings of Ireland - Google (31.5.2010)

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Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach, b. ca. 010, d. ca. 036 in Tara, Ireland, He became king of Ireland, ca. 015 in Tara, Ireland

Father: Crimhthann Niadhnair, King of Ireland, d. 009 in Dun Crimhthainn, Edair, Ireland, cause of death was a massacre by the Aitheach Tuatha.

Mother: Baine, Princess of Alba

It is said there was an abundance of fish, fruit, and wood during Fearadhach's reign.

Spouse: ? verch Prasutagus, b. bef. 036

Father: Prasutagus, King of Britain, d. 061, he became King of Britain, 054

Mother: Boudicea (Victoria), d. 062

Children:

•Fiacha Finnfolaidh, King of Ireland, m. Eithne, Princess of Alba, d. ca. 056 in Ireland, cause of death was the slaughter of Magh Bolg.

Source: Ancient Kings of Ireland

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King of Ireland Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach Compact Disc #132 Pin #2017823 Pedigree

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Birth:   0010 
  
Death:   0036 

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Father:  King of Ireland Niadhnair Crimhthann     Disc #132     Pin #2017824   
Mother:  Tuathchuach Nar Baine     Disc #132     Pin #2017825 

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-------------------- Feradach Finnfechtnach ("fair-blessed"),[1] son of Crimthann Nia Náir, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. There is some disagreement in the sources over his position in the traditional sequence of High Kings.

The Lebor Gabála Érenn[2] and the Annals of the Four Masters[3] agree that he came to power after the death of Cairbre Cinnchait. The Annals say that when Cairbre overthrew his father, his mother, Baine, daughter of the king of Alba, was pregnant with him, but this would make him less than five years old when he came to the throne: it is likely this is a doublet of a similar story told of the later High King Tuathal Techtmar.[4] The Annals also add that Ireland was fertile during his reign, contrasting it with the barren reign of the usurper Cairbre. Geoffrey Keating[5] has Feradach succeed his father Crimthann, placing Cairbre's reign later. Keating relates that the judge Morann mac Máin (who in the Lebor Gabála and the Annals is the son of Cairbre and his wife Mani) lived in Feradach's time. Morann owned the id Morainn (Morann's collar or torc)[6] which would contract around the neck of a judge who made an unjust judgement until he made a just one, or of a witness who made a false testimony until he told the truth.

Feradach ruled for twenty years according to the Lebor Gabála and Keating, twenty-two according to the Annals, before dying a natural death at Tara. In all sources he was succeeded by Fíatach Finn. The Lebor Gabála synchronises his reign with that of the Roman emperor Domitian (AD 81-96) and the death of Pope Clement I (AD 99). The chronology of Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to AD 5-25, that of the Annals of the Four Masters to AD 14-36.

References

  1. ^ Dictionary of the Irish Language, Compact Edition, Royal Irish Academy, 1990, pp. 296, 307
  2. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 305
  3. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M14-36
  4. ^ T. F. O'Rahilly, Early Irish History and Mythology, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1946, pp 159-161
  5. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.38
  6. ^ Dictionary of the Irish Language, Compact Edition, Royal Irish Academy, 1990, pp. 379

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feradach_Finnfechtnach -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feradach_Finnfechtnach -------------------- The epithet "feachtnach" was applied to this Monarch because of his truth and sincerity. In his reign lived Moran, the son of Maoin, a celebrated Brehon, or Chief Justice of the Kingdom; it is said that he was the first who wore the wonderful collar called Iodhain Morain; this collar possessed a wonderful property: —if the judge who wore it attempted to pass a false judgment it would immediately contract, so as nearly to stop his breathing; but if he reversed such false sentence the collar would at once enlarge itself, and hang loose around his neck. This collar was also caused to be worn by those who acted as witnesses, so as to test teh accuracy of their evidence. This Monarch, Feredach, died a natural death at the regal city at Tara, A.D. 36.

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

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Fiache II (<029-56)

-------------------- Title: King of Ireland

-------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps11/ps11_016.htm

The epithet "feachtnach" was applied to this Monarch because of his truth and sincerity. In his reign lived Moran, the son of Maoin, a celebrated Brehon, or Chief Justice of the Kingdom; it is said that he was the first who wore the wonderful collar called Iodhain Morain; this collar possessed a wonderful property: —if the judge who wore it attempted to pass a false judgment it would immediately contract, so as nearly to stop his breathing; but if he reversed such false sentence the collar would at once enlarge itself, and hang loose around his neck. This collar was also caused to be worn by those who acted as witnesses, so as to test teh accuracy of their evidence. This Monarch, Feredach, died a natural death at the regal city at Tara, A.D. 36.

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

born about 0010 BC

died 0036 AD

father:

  • Criffen Crimthann Niadh Naire MacLugaid

born about 0040 BC

died 0009 AD

mother:

  • Naira NicLoich

born about 0005 BC

siblings:

unknown

spouse:

unknown

children:

  • Fiachu Fionnfolaid MacFeredac

born about 0020

died 0056

-------------------- Feradach Finnfechtnach ("fair-blessed"),[1] son of Crimthann Nia Náir, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. There is some disagreement in the sources over his position in the traditional sequence of High Kings.

The Lebor Gabála Érenn[2] and the Annals of the Four Masters[3] agree that he came to power after the death of Cairbre Cinnchait. The Annals say that when Cairbre overthrew his father, his mother, Baine, daughter of the king of Alba, was pregnant with him, but this would make him less than five years old when he came to the throne: it is likely this is a doublet of a similar story told of the later High King Tuathal Techtmar.[4] The Annals also add that Ireland was fertile during his reign, contrasting it with the barren reign of the usurper Cairbre. Geoffrey Keating[5] has Feradach succeed his father Crimthann, placing Cairbre's reign later. Keating relates that the judge Morann mac Máin (who in the Lebor Gabála and the Annals is the son of Cairbre and his wife Mani) lived in Feradach's time. Morann owned the id Morainn (Morann's collar or torc)[6] which would contract around the neck of a judge who made an unjust judgement until he made a just one, or of a witness who made a false testimony until he told the truth.

Feradach ruled for twenty years according to the Lebor Gabála and Keating, twenty-two according to the Annals, before dying a natural death at Tara. In all sources he was succeeded by Fíatach Finn. The Lebor Gabála synchronises his reign with that of the Roman emperor Domitian (AD 81-96) and the death of Pope Clement I (AD 99). The chronology of Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to AD 5-25, that of the Annals of the Four Masters to AD 14-36.

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