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Mór ingen Muirchertaig Ó Tuathail

Also Known As: "Mór Ní Thuathail"
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Birthplace: Castledermot, Kildare, Kildare, Ireland
Death: Died in Loch Garman, Leinster, Wexford, Ireland
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Daughter of Muirchertach mac Gilla Comgaill Ó Tuathail and Cacht ingen Loigsig Ó Mórdha
Wife of Dermot II MacMurrough, King of Leinster
Mother of Urlachan MacMurrough; Domhnall Caomhánach Kavanagh MacMurchada, King of Leinster; Eva MacMurrough, Countess of Stirgoil; Conchobar Mac Murchada; Lawrence O'Toole (St.), Dublin and 2 others
Sister of St. Laurence O'Toole and Dearvorgala O'Moore
Half sister of Donnchad Mac Gillapatrick, King Of Ossory and Áed, King of Offaly

Occupation: Queen-consort of Leinster
Managed by: Hannelore Caulk Scheu
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About Mor O'Toole

Mor was born in Castledermot, Kildare, Ireland in about 1114, the daughter of Muitchertach O'Toole (O'Tuathail), King of the Ui Muirdeaigh, and Cacht Inion Loigsig O'Morda. Her paternal grandparents were Gilla Comgaill O'Toole and Sadb Mael Morda O'Domnail. Her maternal grandparents were Loigsig O'Morda, King of Loigsig and Gormlaith Inion Finn O'Caellaide (O'Kelly).

One of Mor's four half-brothers was St. Laurence O'Toole, Archbishop of Dublin who was canonised in 1225 by Pope Honorius III.

Sometime about 1140 in Lough Carmen, County Wexford, Mor married as his first wife, King Dermot MacMurrough of Leinster, making her Queen-consort of Leinster. His second wife was Sadhbh Ni Fhaolain. In 1152, he abducted the wife of Tiernan O'Rourke, King of Breifny. She was Derbhforghaill Ni Mhaol Seachlainn, who is often referred to as King Dermot's third wife, however, she was in point of fact, his mistress, by whom he had several children.

Together Dermot and Mor had about three children:

   * Conchobhar MacMurrough (died 1167)
   * Aoife of Leinster (1145- 1188), married Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, known in history as Strongbow, by whom she had two children, including Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke, who became the heiress to her father's titles and estates.
   * Orlachan of Leinster, married Donough More, King of Thomond, by whom she had issue.

In 1167, Mor's son Conchobhar was killed by Rory O'Connor, High King of Ireland, after having been taken hostage while Dermot waged war against Rory with the aim of overthrowing him in order to take his place as the High King.

Queen Mor died in 1191, three years after her eldest daughter, Aoife. Her husband King Dermot had died on 1 May 1171 in Ferns, shortly after the Cambro-Norman invasion of Ireland led by their son-in-law, Strongbow, and which Dermot had himself instigated and abetted.

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In Celtic, Mór Uí Thuathail.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor_O%27Toole -------------------- Mór Uí Thuathail is often anglicized as "More O'Toole." She was one of the two simultaneous wives of Diarmuid MacMurrough, King of Leinster, our ancestor. -------------------- Mór Ní Thuathail (c. 1114–1191) was a Queen-consort of Leinster as the principal first wife of King Diarmait Mac Murchada. Under Brehon Law, Irish men were allowed more than one wife. King Dermot's second wife was Sadhbh Ní Fhaolain.

Mór was the mother of Aoife of Leinster, the wife of Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, known to history as Strongbow.

Family

Mór was born in Castledermot, Kildare, Ireland in about 1114, the daughter of Muirchertach Ua Tuathail, King of the Uí Muirdeaigh, and Cacht Ní Morda.

Her paternal grandparents were Gilla Comgaill Ua Toole and Sadbh Ní Domnail and her maternal grandparents were Loigsig Ua Morda, King of Laois and Gormlaith Ní Caellaide.

One of Mor's four half-brothers was St. Lorcán Ua Tuathail, Archbishop of Dublin, who was canonised in 1225 by Pope Honorius III.

Marriage and issue

Sometime about 1140 in Loch Garman, County Wexford, Mór was married to King Diarmait Mac Murchada of Leinster as his principal first wife, making her Queen-consort of Leinster. His second wife was Sadhbh Ní Fhaolain. Under Brehon Law, Irish men were permitted more than one wife. In 1152, he abducted Derbforgaill Ní Mhaol Seachlainn, the wife of the King of Breifne, Tighearnán Ua Ruairc (Irish: Tighearnán Ua Ruairc).[1]

Together Dermot and Mór had about three children:

  • Conchobhar Mac Murchada (died 1167)
  • Aoife MacMurrough (1145–1188), married 29 August 1170, Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, known to history as Strongbow, by whom she had two children, including Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke, who became the heiress to her father's titles and estates.
  • Órlaith of Leinster,[1] married Domnall Mór Ua Briain, King of Thomond, by whom she had issue.

In 1167, Mór's son Conchobhar was killed by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, High King of Ireland, after having been taken hostage while Diarmait waged war against Ruaidrí with the aim of overthrowing him in order to take his place as the High King.

Queen Mór died in 1191, three years after her eldest daughter, Aoife. Her husband predeceased her on 1 May 1171 in Ferns, shortly after the Cambro-Norman invasion of Ireland led by their son-in-law, Strongbow.

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Mor O'Toole's Timeline

1114
1114
Castledermot, Kildare, Kildare, Ireland
1140
1140
Age 26
Leinster, Ireland?
1141
1141
Age 27
Leinster, Ireland
1143
1143
Age 29
Leinster, Ireland
1145
April 26, 1145
Age 31
Kingdom of Leinster, Ireland
1191
May 10, 1191
Age 77
Loch Garman, Leinster, Wexford, Ireland
1191
Age 77
1929
October 15, 1929
Age 77
October 24, 1929
Age 77
1991
September 26, 1991
Age 77