Donal Mór na-Curra MacCarthy, King of Desmond

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Donal Mór na-Curra MacCarthy

Birthplace: of, Barony of Duhallow, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Death: 1205 (66-67)
Cork, Cork, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Dermod na Cill Baghain MacCarthy Reagh, King of Cork and N.N. O'Connor
Husband of N.N.
Father of Donal Goth MacCarthy, Lord of Carbery; Cormac McCarthy and Diarmait Duna Droignein McCarthy
Brother of Muircheartach Maccarthy; Fingen McCarthy; Comac McCarthy and Teige Roe na-Scairte MacCarthy

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About Donal Mór na-Curra MacCarthy, King of Desmond

Donal Mór na-Curra [5] ("na curra": Irish, of the planting; "cur": Irish, a sowing; Heb., "cur," to dig), Prince of Desmond from 1185 to 1205: his son. Born 1138. Donal defeated the Anglo-Normans in Munster, and drove them out of Limerick, in 1196; and again, in 1203, he defeated them when upwards of one hundred and sixty of these free-booters were slain. He left three sons, viz.: 1. Dermod of Dun-Droghian, who d. in 1217, leaving two sons, Teige and Finin, who were killed by their uncles—Teige in 1257, and Finin in 1235; 2. Cormac Fionn; and 8. Donal Oge, alias Donal Goth [6] ("goth": Irish, straight), who was lord of Carbery, and ancestor of MacCarthy Glas, and MacCarthy Riabhach. From this Donal Mór the word "Mór" (or Great) was added to the sirname of the elder branch of this family, to distinguish them from the younger branches spread from this ancient stock.

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