Máel Dúin mac Máele Fithrich, King Of Ailech
|Also Known As:||"Mael Duin Macmael -King of Ailech", "Prince of Ulster and Chief of Cinel /Eoghan/"|
|Birthplace:||Ailech, Northern Ireland|
|Death:||Died in Battle of Leathairbhe|
|Managed by:||James Fred Patin, Jr.|
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Máel Dúin mac Máele Fithrich
Máel Dúin mac Máele Fithrich (died 681) was a King of Ailech and head of the Cenél nEógain branch of the northern Uí Néill. He was the son of Máel Fithrich mac Áedo (died 630) and grandson of the high king Áed Uaridnach (died 612). He ruled as King of Ailech from circa 668-681.
He had married Cacht ingen Cellaig, daughter of the high king Cellach mac Máele Coba (died 658) of the Cenél Conaill and their son Fergal mac Máele Dúin (died 722) was high king of Ireland.
Máel Dúin mac Máele Fithrich is recorded as the ancestor of the Ó Dálaigh bardic family in the O'Clery Book of Genealogies.
Called Man of the Brown Pools
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Ailech, Northern Ireland
Battle of Leathairbhe