Fionnuala MacDonnell, Queen of Tyrconnell

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Fionnuala MacDonnell, Queen of Tyrconnell

Scots Gaelic: Fionnuala Nic Dhónaill, Queen of Tyrconnell
Also Known As: "Ineen Dubh"
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Birthplace: Islay, Scotland
Death: Died in Ireland
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Daughter of James MacDonnell of Dunnyveg and the Glens and Agnes Campbell
Wife of Sir Hugh O'Donnell King of Tír Chonaill
Mother of Nuala O'Donnell; Red Hugh O'Donnell; Rory O'Donnell, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell; Maghnus O'Donnell; Mairghread (Margaret) O'Donnell and 2 others
Sister of Archibald Macdonald of Dunnyveg and the Glens; Angus Macdonald of Dunnyveg and the Glens; Ranald MacDonald; Coll MacDonald; Donald Gorm MacDonald of Carey and 3 others
Half sister of Marie O'Neill; Unknown O'Neill; Jane O'Neill and Sarah O'Neill

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About Fionnuala MacDonnell, Queen of Tyrconnell

Iníon Dubh (said, Nee-an doo) is one of the most remembered and beloved heroines in Irish history. Iníon Dubh was her pet name which means 'black haired daughter.' She was Fionnuala Ní Dhónaill née Nic Dhónaill. She was a Gaelic aristocrat, the daughter of the taoiseach of clann Mhic Dhónaill, Seamus Mac Dónaill, and Anna Chaimbeul, the daughter of the third Earl of Argyll, head of clann Chaimbeul. She was multi lingual, speaking her native Gaelic, Latin, and English. She was born on Islay and spent much of her early life in the Scottish Court. She married Aodh Mac Manus Ó Dónaill in the summer of 1569. She moved to the Laggan district of Donegal with some 1,000 Redshanks recruited from clans Caimbeul and Mac Dónaill. Read more...

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