Cormac Magh-Tamnagh McCarthy, King of Caisil

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Cormac Magh-Tamnagh MacCarthy

Also Known As: "MacCarthaigh", "Maccarthaigh", "King of Desmond"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Death: 1138 (77-79)
Cork, Ireland (killed in his own house by Tirlogh, son of Diarmaid O'Brien, and by Dermod Lugach O'Conor "Kerry.")
Immediate Family:

Son of Muiredach Eoghanach MacCarthy, Lord of Eoghanacht Caisil
Husband of Dirhail ingen hUi Lorcain Ui Muireadaign
Father of Dermod na Cill Baghain MacCarthy Reagh, King of Cork
Brother of Tadhg McCarthy, King of Desmond and Donogh MacCarthy

Occupation: Bishop of the Kings of Ireland
Managed by: Eugene Thomas
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About Cormac Magh-Tamnagh McCarthy, King of Caisil

Cormac Magh-Tamnagh, bishop-King of Caisil: his son; succeeded to the throne on the death of his uncle Teige in 1123. This Prince m. Sadhbh, the widow of Dermod O'Brien, and his uncle Teige's daughter, by whom he had, besides other children, Dermod; Teige who d. s. p.; and Finghin who was called "Lic-Lachtna," and who was killed in 1207. This Cormac, "King of Desmond" and "Bishop of the Kings of Ireland," .... was by treachery killed in his own house by Tirlogh, son of Diarmaid O'Brien, and by Dermod Lugach O'Conor "Kerry." Sometime before this Cormac, the ancient division of South and North Munster (or Desmond and Thomond) was renewed: this family retaining that of Kings of South Munster (or Desmond), and the progeny of Cormac Cas, second son of Olioll Olum, that of North Munster (or Thomond; to which they were trusting during the reigns of fifty Kings of this Sept over all Munster, from Fiacha Maolleathan down to Mahoun, son of Cenneadh, and elder brother of Brian Boromha [Boroo], who was the first of the other Sept that attained to the sovereignty of all Munster; which they kept and maintained always after, and also assumed that of the whole Monarchy of Ireland for the most part of the time up to the Anglo-Norman Invasion, and the submission of Dermod to Henry the Second, King of England.

Source: http://www.libraryireland.com/Pedigrees1/MacCarthyMor.php

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