Fiacha Srabhteine, 128th High King of Ireland

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Fiacha Srabhteine mac Caribre, 128th Ard Rí na h'Éireann

Nicknames: "'Liffey'", "'Fiacha Srabhteine", "Fiachadh"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tara, Midi, Eireann, Ireland
Death: Died in Battle of Dubhcomar
Place of Burial: Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Cairpre Lithfeachair, 117th High King of Ireland and Aine nic Finn
Husband of Aiofe of Gall-Gaidheal and Eochaid Doimlen
Father of Muireadach Tireach, 122nd High King of Ireland; Luirreadhach Tireach King of Scotland Tireach; Domhnall mac Fiachach Straibhteine Macfiacha and King Eochaid Muigh Meadhoin of Scotland
Brother of Eochaidh Dubhlen mac Cairbre Ó Cuinn and Sgiam Sholais ingen Cairpre

Occupation: King of Connaught, 128th High King of Ireland
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Fiacha Srabhteine mac Caribre, 128th Ard Rí na h'Éireann

Killed by the 'Three Collas' who were three brothers (his nephews).

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Name: Fiacha Srabhteine King of Connaught

Birth abt 235

Death abt 322, Battle of Dubhormar, Criogh Rois, Ireland

Father Cairbre Liffeachair King of Ireland (<257-284)

Mother Aine ingen Finn

Misc. Notes

The three Collas being very valiant, warlike, and ambitious princes, combined against their uncle King Fiacha, and aspired to the Monarchy; they collected powerful forces, and being joined by seven catha (or legions) of the Firbolg tribe of Connaught, they fought A.D. 322, a fierce battle against the army of the Monarch Fiacha, at Criogh Rois, south of Tailtean, in Bregia, in which the royal army was defeated, and many thousands on both sides together with King Fiacha himself, were slain. This was called the battle of Dubhcomar, from "Dubhcomar," the chief Druid of King Fiacha, who was slain there; and the place where the battle was fought was near Teltown, between Kells and Navan, near the river Blackwater in Meath. After gaining the battle, Colla Uais became Monarch and regined [sic] nearly four years; when he was deposed by Fiacha's son, Muiredach Tireach, who then, A.D. 326, became Monarch of Ireland. The three Collas and their principal chiefs, to the number of three hundred, were expelled from Ireland (hence the name "Colla:" Irish, prohibition; Gr. "koluo," I hinder), and forced to take refuge among their relatives in Alba; but, through the friendly influence of their grandfather, the king of Alba, and the mediation of the Druids, they were afterwards pardoned by their cousin; then the Irish Monarch, who cordially invited them to return to Ireland

killed by his 3 nephews in AD 322(?)

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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From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps10/ps10_316.htm

The three Collas being very valiant, warlike, and ambitious princes, combined against their uncle King Fiacha, and aspired to the Monarchy; they collected powerful forces, and being joined by seven catha (or legions) of the Firbolg tribe of Connaught, they fought A.D. 322, a fierce battle against the army of the Monarch Fiacha, at Criogh Rois, south of Tailtean, in Bregia, in which the royal army was defeated, and many thousands on both sides together with King Fiacha himself, were slain. This was called the battle of Dubhcomar, from "Dubhcomar," the chief Druid of King Fiacha, who was slain there; and the place where the battle was fought was near Teltown, between Kells and Navan, near the river Blackwater in Meath. After gaining the battle, Colla Uais became Monarch and regined [sic] nearly four years; when he was deposed by Fiacha's son, Muiredach Tireach, who then, A.D. 326, became Monarch of Ireland. The three Collas and their principal chiefs, to the number of three hundred, were expelled from Ireland (hence the name "Colla:" Irish, prohibition; Gr. "koluo," I hinder), and forced to take refuge among their relatives in Alba; but, through the friendly influence of their grandfather, the king of Alba, and the mediation of the Druids, they were afterwards pardoned by their cousin; then the Irish Monarch, who cordially invited them to return to Ireland

killed by his 3 nephews in AD 322(?)

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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Fiacha Sraibhtine, son of Cairbre Lifechair, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. On his father's death, Fothad Cairpthech and Fothad Airgthech, sons of Lugaid mac Con, had taken the throne jointly, but within the year Fothad Airgthech killed his brother. Fíacha and the fianna then defeated and killed Fothad in the Battle of Ollarba.

Fíacha's son, Muiredach Tirech, commanded his armies, as the king himself was not allowed to go into battle. Once, Muiredach led a victorious expedition to Munster. The three Collas - Colla Uais, Colla Fo Chri and Colla Menn, sons of Fíacha's brother Eochaid Doimlén - gave battle to Fíacha while Muiredach and his army were still in Munster. Fíacha's druid, Dubchomar, prophesied that if Fíacha was to defeat the Collas, none of his descendants would ever rule Ireland, and likewise, if the Collas won, none of their descendants would be king after them. Fíacha was defeated and killed in what became known as the Battle of Dubchomar.

Fíacha had ruled for 31, 33, 36 or 37 years. The chronology of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 273-306, the Annals of the Four Masters to 285-322.[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 341-343
  2. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.47
  3. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M285-322

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%ADacha_Sroiptine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiacha_Sraibhtine

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Based on merged profiles,

Died circa 285 or 322 -SPF

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Spouses

1 Aoife Princess of Gall

Father Coel (125-170)

Children Muireadach (Muredach) (261-~356)

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Fiacha Trabhteine

father:

  • Carbre Leiffechar King of Ireland

born 0211

died 0284 at Battle of Gabhra

mother:

  • Aine NicFinn

siblings:

Eochaidh Dubhlinn MacCairbre

spouse:

  • Aioffe King of Ireland

died 0322

children:

  • Muireadhach Tireach King of Ireland died 0356

DOMHNALL

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Notes for Fiachu Sraiptine , King of Ireland

Notes:

CGH, passim.

The first King of Connaught of his line.

The Four Masters reckon him as the 120th Monarch of Ireland as say that he died 322.

120 E Fiacha Sraibhtine

109.

(Fiachaidh (V) Sraibhthine (Scrabhtaine) of Ireland aka Fiachu Sraiptine (Fiacha Srabhteine) MacCairpre Liphecai; King of Connaught & 120th Monarch of Ireland).

286–322 Joyce: 297 Fiachea Srabhteine (ancestor of O'Neill), Fiacha Srabhteine, Fiachu Sraibtine, Fiacha Sraibtine, Fiachaidh Straibhtine, Fiacha VI, Fiachu Srobtene, Fiachaig Sraiptine, Fiachu Sraiptine mc Cairpri Liphechair, Fiechri

Son of Caibre-Lifeacher #117. Married to Aoife, daughter of the king of the Gallghaedheal; father of Muireadhach Tireach #122. His brother was Eochaidh Doimhlen (Dublein), father of the three Collas. Slain by his nephews, the three Collas, in 322 in the Battle of Dubhormar (Dubhchumair), in Crioch Rois, in Breagh. He was succeeded as High King by the oldest of the three Collas, Colla Uais #121. Donnchadh O Corráin, in Creating the Past: the Early Irish Genealogical Tradition, at § 27, refers to Fiacha Sraibhtine as "the mythical figure, Fiachu Srobtene in the pre-history of the Uí Néill." The web page contains the Carroll Lecture delivered in 1992 at University College Cork.

-------------------- Grandson of Cormac Mac Art King of Ireland at Tara. --------------------

 Fiacha Siabhteine, 120th Monarch of Ireland married Aoife of England.
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