Lóegaire Lorc, High King of Ireland

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Lóegaire Lorc mac Augairn Máir, Ard Rí na h'Éireann

Also Known As: "Laoghair", "Laoghaire", "Laeghaire", "The Murderer", "Labraid /Loingsech/"
Birthplace: Dundonald, , Down, Northern Ireland
Death: Died in Dundonald, , Down, Northern Ireland
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Son of Úgaine Mór mac Echach, 66th High King of Ireland and Eithne Amlabur
Husband of Aighe*
Father of Cobtagh Coel Breag and Ailill Aine mac Loegaire, of Connaught
Brother of Cobhthach Cóel Breg, High King of Ireland
Half brother of Fuilne; Nar; Raighne; Narbh; Cinga and 17 others

Occupation: 68th High King of Ireland
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Lóegaire Lorc

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Lóegaire Lorc, son of Úgaine Mor, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. The Lebor Gabála Érenn[1] says he succeeded directly after his father was murdered by Bodbchad, although Geoffrey Keating[2] and the Annals of the Four Masters[3] agree that Bodbchad seized power for a day and a half before Lóegaire killed him. He ruled for two years. His brother Cobthach Cóel Breg coveted the throne, and, taking the advice of a druid, pretended to be sick so Lóegaire would visit him. When he arrived, Cobthach feigned death, and when Lóegaire was bent over his body in mourning, stabbed him in with a dagger. Cobthach then paid someone to poison Lóegaire's son Ailill Áine, and forced Ailill's son Labraid to eat his father's and grandfather's hearts and a mouse, before forcing him into exile, supposedly because it was said that Labraid was the most hospitable man in Ireland.[4] The Lebor Gabála synchronises his reign to that of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (281–246 BC). The chronology of Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates Bodbchad's reign to 411–409 BC, that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 594–592 BC.

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Dundonald, , Down, Northern Ireland
Age 37
Dundonald, , Down, Northern Ireland
Leinster, Ireland
Of, River Liffey, Leinster, Ireland