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Conall Gulban mac Néill, King Of Tirconal

Also Known As: "1st King of Tirconnel"
Birthplace: Forgotten Monarchy, Scotland
Death: Died in Ireland?
Place of Burial: Fernagh, Co.Leitrim by Saint Caillin
Immediate Family:

Son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, King of the Connachta and Inne ingen Lugaid
Husband of N.N.
Father of Ceannfada Fergus Duach O'Dochartaigh; Dauí - Doi Macconall; Eatach Macconall O'neill; Fergus Cennfota Cennfota mac Conaill; Guiban and 3 others
Brother of Fiachu mac mac Néill, King of Meath
Half brother of ? McNeill of Colonsay; Prince Foghat Owen; Eochaid Muinremur DeDalriada; Eógan mac mac Néill; Lóegaire mac mac Néill, Ard-rí na h'Éireann and 4 others

Occupation: 1st King of Meath
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Conall Gulban mac Néill, King Of Tirconal

Conall Cremthainne (?) (1)

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Last Edited=20 May 2008

    Conall Cremthainne (?) is the son of Niall 'of the Nine Hostages', High King of Ireland. (2)

Children of Conall Cremthainne (?)

-1. Fergus Cerrbél (?)+ (2)

-2. Ardgal (?) (1)

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Conall Gulban (?) (1)

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Last Edited=20 May 2008

    Conall Gulban (?) is the son of Niall 'of the Nine Hostages', High King of Ireland.2

Children of Conall Gulban (?)

-1. Fergus Cendfota (?)+ (2)

-2. Dauí (?)+ (2)

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Conall Gulban (died c. 464) was an Irish king and eponymous ancestor of the Cenél Conaill , who founded the kingdom of Tír Chonaill in the 5th century, comprising much of what is now County Donegal, Ireland. He was the son of Niall Noígiallach.[1]

His by-name Gulban derives from Benn Ghulbain in County Sligo, from which center the sons of Niall set out upon their conquest of the North.[2] King Conall Gulban was murdered by the Masraige at Magh Slécht (Co.Cavan) in 464. He was buried by Saint Caillin at Fenagh, Co.Leitrim.[3] He is important in the history of Irish Christianity as he was the first nobleman baptised by St.Patrick, thus opening the way for the conversion of the ruling classes of Ireland.

He was apparently very close to his brother Eógan mac Néill who died of grief over his brother's death the next year.[4]

His sons included Fergus Cendfota, Dauí (founder of the Cenél nDuach) and Énna Bogaine (founder of the Cenél mBogaine)


His descendants were known as the Cenél Conaill.

The Peninsula of Inishowen in Donegal was fought for by the Ó Dochartaigh clan (known modernly as Doherty, Daugherty, Docherty, Dougherty, etc.) who were then given the title of Princes of Donegal. This family also descends from Conall (see Clann Ua Dochartaig).

The Cenél nEógain, descended from his brother Eoghan, became the other premier Uí Néill sept in the North. Their kingdom was known as Tír Eógain. Modern day County Tyrone shares both its name and much of its territory. Its respective royal dynasties, the Kings of Tir Connaill and the Kings of Tír Eógain. Its last de jure native rulers fled abroad in the episode known as the Flight of the Earls but, as with all the major Irish kingships, the line of descent continues into the present day.

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