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Domnall Donn, King of Tara

Also Known As: "Domhnall Donn son of Donnchadh", "Domhnall mac Donnchadh"
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Death: 952
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Son of Donnchad Donn Mac Flainn, High King of Ireland and Cainnech ingen Canannán
Husband of Dúnlaith ingen Muirchertach
Father of Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland; Muirchertach mac Domnaill and Donnchad mac Domnaill
Brother of Flann ingen Donnchaid; Oengus mac Donnchad; Oebhinn nic Donnchad and Conn mac Donnchad

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About Domnall Donn, King of Tara

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Donnchad & his first wife had six children:

2. DOMNALL Donn (-952). The Annals of the Four Masters record the deaths in 950 of “Domhnall Donn son of Donnchadh royal heir of Teamhair and Oebhinn daughter of Donnchadh”[65]. The Annals of Ulster record the death in 952 of "Domnall son of Donnchad heir designate of Temair”[66].
m as her first husband, ---, daughter of ---. The name of Domnall´s wife is not known. She married secondly as his [second] wife, Olaf Sihtricson King of Dublin. Her marriages are confirmed by the Annals of Tigernach which record that “MaelSechnaill son of Domnall and Glún iarainn (Ironknee) son of Olaf, son of MaelSechnail´s mother” defeated “Domnall Clóen, son of Lorcán, and Imar of Waterford” in [981/82][67]. She must have been separated from her first husband and married again before her first husband died as her son named above must have been at least a young adult in [981/82].
Domnall & his wife had three children:

  1. MAELSECHNAILL ([949/50]-Cró Inis of Lough Ennell 2 Sep 1022).
  2. MUIRCHERTACH (-killed 977).
  3. DONNCHAD (-killed in battle [989/90]).

MOR (-[984/85]). The Annals of Tigernach record the death in [984/85] of “Mor, daughter of Dondchad son of Cellach, and queen of Ireland”[728]. This passage does not name Mor´s husband. However, Maelsechnaill is the only person described in other passages in the Annals as king of Ireland at that time. m as his first wife, MAELSECHNAILL King of Ireland, son of DOMNALL & his wife --- ([949/50]-Cró Inis of Lough Ennell 2 Sep 1022).

GORMLAITH (-1030). The Annals of Tigernach record the death in 1030 of “Gormlaith, daughter of Murchad son of Fland” mother of “Sitric son of Olaf king of the Foreigners and of Donnchad son of Brian king of Munster”[619]. Her third marriage is confirmed by the Annals of the Four Masters which record the death in 1030 of “Gormlaith daughter of Murchadh son of Finn, mother of the king of the foreigners Sitric, Donnchadh son of Brian king of Munster, and Conchobhar son of Maeleachlainn king of Teamhair”[620]. It is assumed that Maelsechnaill separated from Gormlaith as he is recorded with another wife before Gormlaith died. m firstly as his third wife, OLAF Sihtricsson King of Dublin, son of SIHTRIC King of York & his first wife --- (-981). m secondly (after 981, [separated]) [as his second wife,] BRIAN Boroma, son of CEINNÉITIG & his wife --- (941-killed in battle Clontarf 23 Apr 1014). m thirdly ([separated]) as his [third] wife, MAELSECHNAILL King of Ireland, son of DOMNALL & his wife --- ([949/50]-Cró Inis of Lough Ennell 2 Sep 1022).