Mael Duin Mac Maele Fithrich

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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/"
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Ailech, Northern Ireland
Death: 681 (52-60)
Battle of Leathairbhe
Immediate Family:

Son of Máel Fithrich and Cacht of Dal Fiatech
Husband of Cacht Ingen Cellaig
Father of Muireann Ingen Máel Dúin O'Néill; Fergal mac Maele Duin, Ard-rí na h'Éireann and Adam O'Neill

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).[1] He ruled as King of Ailech from circa 668-681.[2]


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.[7]

Called Man of the Brown Pools



Prince of Ulster, Ireland.

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Mael Duin Mac Maele Fithrich's Timeline

Ailech, Northern Ireland
Age 35
Age 45
Age 56
Battle of Leathairbhe