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"
Birthdate: (93)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: -541 (89-97)
Immediate Family:

Son of Úgaine Mór mac Echach, 66th High King of Ireland and Eithne Amlabur
Father of Iaoan Gleo-Fathach and Meilge Molbhthach, 71st High King of Ireland
Brother of Lóegaire Lorc, High King of Ireland
Half brother of Fuilne; Nar; Raighne; Narbh; Cinga and 17 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.

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