PHOENIUSA FARSAIDH (OR FENIUS FARSA)
BEOUMAN, KING OF SCYTHIA
OGAMAN, KING OF SCYTHIA
TAIT, KING OF SCYTHIA
BREOGHAN, KING IN SPAIN
BILÉ (Beli Mawr (the Great) alias Belenos), KING IN SPAIN (GALICIA,
ANDALUSIA, MURCIA, CASTILE, AND PORTUGAL)
OF SPAIN (Miled); (GAUL) A valiant warrior, prosperous
in all his undertakings. He was contemporary with Solomon. He planned
to invade Ireland to avenge the death of his uncle, ITHE, killed by the
TUATHA-DE-DANANS, and also to fulfil a prophesy. His eight sons took on
the charge after his death. (Annals of the Four Masters date M3500.1).
37. HEREMON (Eremhon) 1st and 2nd Monarch of Ireland in 1699 BC.
The three sons of MILESIUS. Heremon was the seventh son, but the third
of these three that left issue. Five were killed in landing upon the treacherous
coast, including IR. AMERGIN, who was a Druid, was one of the three brothers
who survived. Heremon and his eldest brother Heber were jointly, the first
Milesian monarchs of Ireland. They began to reign in 1699 BC, the first
of one hundred eighty three Kings or sole Monarchs of the Gaelic, Milesian,
or Scottish race that governed Ireland, successively, for two thousand
eight hundred and eighty five years from the first year of their reign,
to the submission to the Crown of England; King Henry the II; who was
also of the Milesian race by his mother Maude, of lineal decent from Fergus
Mor MacEarca, first King of Scotland, a descendant of Heremeon. Heber
was slain by Heremon in a quarrel, caused by their wives. Amergin was
also slain by Heremon over an argument over territory.
38. IRIAL FAIDH; Son of Heremon. 10th monarch from 1680 BC and
died 1670 BC. Er, Orba, Fearon, and Fergen, the four sons of Emer, reigned
half a year and were slain by Irial Faidh, son of Eremon, in the battle
of Cuil Marta, at the end of the half year aforesaid. A very learned King
who could foretell things to come. He built seven palaces, and cleared
much of the country's ancient forests. At the end of this, the tenth year
of his reign he died at Magh Muaidhe. It was by this Irial Faidh the following
battles were fought: the battle of Cuil Marta; the battle of Ard Inmaoith,
in Teathbha, in which fell Stirne, son of Dubh, son of Fomhor; the battle
of Tenmaighe, in which fell Eocha Echcheann, king of the Fomorians; the
battle of Lochmaighe, in which fell Lughroth, son of Mofemis of the Firbolgs.
39. EITHRIAL; son of Irial Faidh, 11th Monarch 1670 BC and slain
1650 BC when he fell by Conmhael, son of Emer, in the battle of Raeire.
It was in the reign of this Eithrial that these plains were cleared: Teanmagh,
in Connaught; Magh Lughadh, in Luighne; Magh Bealaigh, in Ui Tuirtre;
Magh Geisille, in Ui Failghe; Magh Ochtair, in Leinster; Lochmhagh, in
Conaille; Magh Roth, in Ui Eathach.
40. FOLLACH; Denied the Monarchy by Conmaol son of Emer (first
king of Ireland from Munster), slayer of his father. Conmaol was in turn
slain by Tighernmus in 1620 BC.
41. TIGHERNMUS; son of Follach.13th Monarch 1620 BC and died 1543
BC Reigned for 50 years. He won 27 battles against the followers of Heber
Fionn. He set up and worshipped the idol "Crom Cruach", in Co.
Leitrim. He introduced rank distinction by the wearing of colours. One
for a slave, three for a soldier or young lord, six for a chief professor
of the liberal arts, and that of a King or Queen. Possibly the origin
of the Scotch plaid. Was also when gold was first smelted in Ireland,
in Foithre Airthir Liffe.
42. ENBOATH; Divided the Kingdom by a line from Drogheda to Limerick.
43. SMIOMGHALL; In his lifetime the Picts in Scotland were forced
to abide by their oath, and pay homage to the Irish Monarch. Seven large
woods were also cut down.
44. FIACHA LABHRAINNE; 18th Monarch 1472 BC and slain 1448 BC at
the battle of Bealgadain by the hands of Eochaidh Mumho of Munster, son
of Moefeibhis, of the race of Heber Fionn. Reigned 24 years; slew Eochaidh
Faobharglas, of the line of Heber, at the battle of Carman. He also gained
over the battle of Fairrge, against the race of Emhear; the battle
of Sliabh Feimhin; a battle against the Ernai, a sept of the Firbolgs,
on the plain where Loch Erne now is. After the battle was gained from
them, the lake flowed over them, so that it was from them the lake is
named, thatis, "a lake over the Ernai." It was in the reign
of the same Fiacha that the springing of these three rivers first took
place, namely, the Fleasc, the Mand, and the Labhrann, from which last
the surname Labhrainne clung to him.During his reign all the inhabitants
of Scotland were brought in subjection to the Irish Monarchy, and the
conquest was secured by his son the 20th Monarch.
45. AONGUS OLMUCADHA; son of Fiacha Labhrainne, 20th Monarch Slain
1427 BC and slain 1409 BC at the battle of Car man by Enna Airgtheach.
He went into Scotland with a strong army and fought 30 battles to again
force Scotland to pay tribute. It was Aengus that gained the following
battles. The battle of Clere; the battle of Cuirce, the battle of Sliabh
Cailge, against the Martini, in the
territory of Corca Bhaiscinn; the battle of Ros Fraechan, in Muirisc,
in which fell Fraechan, the prophet; the battle of Carn Riceadha; the
battle of Cuil Ratha, in South Munster; the battle of Sliabh Cua, against
the Ernai; the battle of Ard Achadh, in which fell Smiorgall, son of Smeathra,
king of the Fomorians; fifty battles against the Cruithean Tuath and the
Firbolgs; twelve battles against the Longbardai; and four battles against
46. MAEN; In his lifetime, Ireland was already a settled Kingdom,
holding a definite place in the world of letters, and far advanced in
the arts of civilized life.
47. ROTHEACHTACH; Son of Maen, son Aengus Olmucadha, 22nd Monarch
1383 BC. After Enna Airgtheach had spent twenty seven years in the sovereignty
of Ireland was slain by Rotheachtach and was in turn slain in 1357 BC
by Sedne, of the line of Ir son of Airtri, at Cruachain.
48. DEIN; Denied the Monarchy by Sedne (23rd Monarch 1357 BC).
Gold necklaces were first worn by nobles. The later Monarch of these times
was Ollamh Fodhla, pronounced "Ollav Fola". He was celebrated
as a philosophical statesman, for his improvements in the science of government,
and for the mild and enlightened principles of his policy. He instituted
an assembly resembling modern parliaments that convened every three years.
The poet-historians from all the provinces related all that had happened
between assemblies. It was during these assemblies that family genealogies
were carefully examined, corrected, and then entered in the national records
kept at Tara. These records were of great importance because a man's right
of inheritance to property depended on his genealogy. These records were
ordered by Fodhla to be 'written' and carefully preserved at Tara. They
were added to after each meeting and in King Cormac's time they were named
"The Psalter of Tara". It appears from the ancient chonicles
that some form of writing was known in that time. Eithrial, the 11th Monarch,
was also credited with writing in his own hand, the history of the Gaels
49. SIORNA OR SIORGHNATH SAOGHHLACH; 34th Monarch 1180 BC
50. OLIOLL AOLCHEOIN;
51. GIALCHADH; 37th Monarch 1022 BC and slain 1013 BC by Art Imleach,
of the line of Heber Fionn. "Fionn" was a favorite ad-fix for
Kings and Chiefs. It means "fair haired".
52. NUADHAS FIONNFAIL; 39th Monarch 1001 BC and slain 961 BC -
by his successor.
53. AEDAN GLAS; Pirates and plague in his time.
54. SIMEON BREAC; 44th Monarch 909 BC and slain 903 BC. Caused
his predecessor to be torn asunder and suffered a like death by the son
of the murdered King.
55. MUREDACH BOLGACH; 46th Monarch 893 BC and slain 892 BC.
56. FIACHA TOLGRACH; 55th Monarch 805 BC and slain 795 BC by Olioll
Fionn. His brother had two sons who became the 51st and 53rd Monarchs.
57. DUACH LADHRACH; 59th Monarch 747 BC and slain 737 BC by Lughaidh
Lagha, son of Olioll Fionn.
58. EOCHAIDH BUADHACH; Denied the Monarchy by father's slayer.
Two plagues in his time.
59. UGAINE MOR; ("HUGONY the GREAT") 66th Monarch 663
BC and slain 593 BC. He was contempoary with Alexander the Great, and
is stated to have sailed with a fleet into the Mediterranian, landed forces
in Africa, and also attacked Sicily; proceeded to Gaul and Married Caesair,
daughter of the King of the Gauls, his brethren Celts. They had 22 sons
and 3 daughters. He divided the kingdom into twenty five portions for
their inheritance. Only two sons had issue.
60. COLETHACH (COBTHACH) CAOL-BHREAGH; 69th Monarch 591 BC and
slain 541 BC. He is said to have killed his brother Laeghaire to secure
the throne. After a long reign he was slain by his nephew.
61. MEIG MOLBHTHACH; 71st Monarch 522 BC and slain 541 BC by Modhchorb
of the line of Heber Fionn.
62. IARAN GLEOFATHACH; 74th Monarch 480 BC and slain 473 BC by
son of Modhchorb. He was wise and just and possessed of many accomplishments.
63. CONLA CAOMB; 76th Monarch 462 BC and died 442 BC by natural
64. OLIOLL CAS-FIACHLA; 77th Monarch 442 BC and slain 417 BC by
65. EOCHAIDH ALT-LEATHAN; 79th Monarch 412 BC and slain 395 BC
by his successor.
66. AONGUS TUIRMEACH-TEAMRACH; 81st Monarch 384 BC and slain 324
BC at Tara.
67. ENNA AIGNEACH; 84th Monarch 312 BC and slain 292 BC A generous
68. ASSAMAN EAMHNA; Denied the throne by his father's slayer, Crimthann
Cosgrach 85th Monarch.
69. ROIGHEN RUADH; Most of the country's cattle died of murrain
in his time.
71. FIONN; Married Benia, daughter of Criomthan, and had two sons.
72. EOCHAIDH FEIDLIOCH; 93rd Monarch 142 BC and died 130 BC at
Tara. He divided the kingdom back to provinces.
73. BRESS-NAR-LOTHAR; Underground burial began in his time.
74. LUGHAIDH SRIABHN DEARG; 98th Monarch 34 BC and killed himself
in 8 BC by falling on his sword, died of grief. He Married Dearborguill,
daughter. of King of Denmark.
75. CRIMTHANN NIADHNAR; 100th Monarch 7 BC and died 9 AD from a
fall off a horse. He and Conaire Mor, the 97th Monarch, respectively made
expeditions to Britain and Gaul, and assisted the Picts and Britains in
their wars with the Romans. Crimthann brought back from his Britain campaign,
a highly ornamented, gilded war chariot, gold-hilted swords, a table studded
with 300 brilliant gems, a pair of greyhounds coupled with a splendid
silver chain estimated to be worth 100 cumal (cumal: "a maid servant"),
or 300 cows.
76. FEREDACH FIONN-FEACHTNACH; 102nd Monarch 14 AD and died 36
AD a natural death. The epithet "feachtnach" was applied to
him due to his truth and sincerity. In his reign lived MORAN, son of Maion,
a celebrated Brehon, or Chief Justice of the Kingdom. He was said to be
the first to wear the magical collar called "Iodhain Morain";
If the judge who wore it passed a false judgement it would immediately
contract to nearly stop his breathing; but would return to normal upon
reversal of such false sentence.
77. FIACHA FIONN OLA; 104th Monarch 39 AD and slain 56 AD by his
successor, Eiliomh MacComrach of the race of Ir. He married Eithne, daughter
of the King of Alba (Scotland).
78. TUATHAL TEACHTMAR; 106th Monarch 76 AD and slain 106 AD by
his successor, Mal. With the help of his Grandfather, the King of Alba,
and his friends, he went into Ireland and after scores of battles, restored
the true royal blood and heirs to their respective provincial kingdoms.
He imposed a tremendous fine or "eric" upon the province of
Leinster for the death of his only two daughters, Fithir and Darina, to
be paid forever to the Monarchs of Ireland. This fine was collected each
year through the reigns of forty Monarchs, sometimes by sword and fire,
until at last remitted at the pleading of St. Moling. Tuathal married
Baine, daughter of Sgaile Balbh, King of England.
79. FEDHLIMIDH RACHTMAR; 108th Monarch 110 AD and died of thirst
119 AD. Married Ughna, daughter. of the King of Denmark. St. Bridgid was
descended from his son Eocha, and St.Ite was a descendant of his son Fiacha.
A nine year reign of peace and plenty.
80. CONN CEADCATHACH; ("Conn of the Hundred Fights")
110th Monarch 123 AD and slain 157 AD at Tara, "Seat of Kings".
81. ART EANFHEAR; 112th Monarch 165 AD and slain 195 AD. in a battle,
in County Galway.
82. CORMAC ULFHADA; (MAC ART) 115th Monarch 226 AD and choked on
a fish bone 266 AD He was the wisest, most learned, and the best of any
of the Milesian race before him, that ruled the country. He had a retinue
of 1150 persons, in daily attendence at his GREAT HALL of TARA. It was
300 feet long. He ordained that there be 10 persons in constant attendence
to him and all future Kings: A nobleman as companion; a judge; an historian
to declare and preserve the genealogies, acts, and occurences of the nobility
and gentry; a Druid to offer sacrifice, and presage good or bad omens;
a poet to praise or dispraise everyone; a physician; a musician; and three
stewards. Seven years before his death, he became a Christian and forbade
his Druids to worship their gods.
83. CAIBRE-LIFEACHAR; 117th Monarch 267 AD and slain 284 AD at
the battle of Gabhra.
84. EOCHAIDH DUBHLEN; Father of "THE THREE COLLAS", (Kings
1. Muireadach, or, COLLA da CHRIOCH ("Colla of the two countries";
Ireland & Scotland).
2. Carioll, or COLLA UAIS ("Colla the Noble") 121st Monarch
3. Meann, or, COLLA MEANN ("Colla the Famous").
Their mother was Alechia, daughter of the King of Alba (Scotland). One
of Eochaidh's two brothers was Fiacha Srabhteine, (84) who was the 120th
Monarch 285 AD and he begins the branch from which descends the Royal
Family of England. Queen Victoria is number 136. He was also the ancestor
of O'Neill, princes of Tyrone.
84. FIACHA SRABHTEINE; Third son of Caibre. King of Conacht, and
120th Monarch of Ireland in 285 AD. Married Aoife, daughter of the King
of Gall, Gaodhal. His brother, Eochaidh Dublein, father of the three Collas,
Colla Uais, Colla Meann and Colla Da Chrioch, by whom their uncle was
slain in the Battle of Dubhormar, A.D. 327, after 37 years' reign to make
way for the elder brother who succeeded in the monarchy for four years.
Slain by the Three Collas in 322 AD.
85. MUIREADACH TIREACH; 122th Monarch 326 AD. Defeated his father's
slayers, the three Collas, and banished them to Scotland in 326 AD He
reigned for 30 years.
86. EOCHAIDH MUIGH-MEADHOIN; 124th Monarch 357 AD. Died a natural
death at Tara in 365 AD He left four sons by his first wife, and by his
second wife, Carthan Cais Dubh (or Carinna), daughter of the Celtic King
of Britain, had a fifth son; Niall Mor. (Amhalghaidh, son of Fiachra,
son of Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin, died in 449 AD. From him Tir Amhalghaidh
is named). The first wife of Eochaidh poisoned her brother in hopes of
her son Brian suceeding to the throne. Mong Fionn drank from the same
cup to avoid suspicion and also died, in vain, as all of her sons were
passed over in favour of Niall Mor.
87. NIALL MOR; 126th Monarch of Ireland
ruled from 378-405 AD "Niall of The Nine
Hostages"; He took royal hostages from nine countries
which he subdued and made tributary. They were four Ireland provinces
plus Britain, the Picts, the Dalriads, the Saxons, and the Morini, a people
of France. He marched deep into France to aid the native Celts in expelling
the Roman Eagles, and thus conquer that portion of the Roman Empire. He
was killed for revenge by the son of the king of Leinster, Eochaidh son
of Enna Ceinnseallach, on the banks of the river Lianne, near Boulogne-sur-mer.
Niall ordained that "Alba" be forever known as "Scotia
Minor", (Scotland). The 27th year of his reign St. Patrick was first
brought into Ireland at the age of 16 years during one of Niall expeditions,
among 200 children brought by the army out of Little Brittany, called
Armorica, in Gaul. His son Maine died 440 AD. Another descendant Tuathal
Maelgarbh, 132nd Monarch son of Cormac Caech, son of Cairbre, son of Niall
reigned from 527 - 538.
88. EOGHAN (OWEN); One of the sons of the Niall Mor, from whom
the territory of Inis-Eoghan in Ulster was called, had eleven brothers,
Laoguire, the 128th Monarch of Ireland; in the 4th year of whose reign
St.Patrick came into Ireland the second time to plant the Christian faith
in 432 AD.
89. CONAL CRIETHAINN; Descended from one of the sons of the reknowned
Irish monarch, Niall Mor. First Christian king of Meath, ancestor of O'Melaghlin,
Kings of Meath and Monarchs of Ireland.
90. FEARGHUS CEARBHAILL; Son of Conal Criethainn
91. DIARMOND; Son Fearghus Cearbhaill, the 5th Christian king of
Meath and the 133rd Monarch 538 AD and was slain at the battle of Rathbegg,
by Hugh Dubh MacTiergney, king of the Dal Araidhe, in 558 AD. He had an
older brother Maine was was king of Meath, next before him.
92. COLMAN MOR; Succeeded his father Diarmond in the kingship of
Meath for four years, at the end whereof he was slain by his younger brother,
Lochan Diomhain, ancestor to the Dillons of Cuircneach, in the county
of Westmeath, for refusing to give him a proportion of his father's estate.
He had another brother AODH SLANE, the 141st Monarch 594 AD, slain at
Loch Sewcly 600 AD
93. AODH SUIBHNE; Son of Colman Mor, the 8th Christian king of
Meath for 18 years, had a brother Aonghus.
94. CONALL; The 11th Christian king of Meath and ruled 8 years.
95. AIRMEDEACH CAECH; Son of Conall, the 12th Christian king of
Meath for 16 years
96. DIERMOD DIAN; Son of the Airmedeach Caech 13th king of Meath
for 36 years
97. MURCHADH MIDHEACH; The 14th king of Meath for 20 years.
98. DOMHNALL; Son of Murchadh Midheach the 19th king of Meath,
for 46 years, where of he reigned as the 161st Monarch of Ireland from
738 AD for 20 years died 758 AD.
99. DONNCHADH; Son of Domhall, succeeded his brother Muirchertach,
whom he slew, the 22nd King of Meath, for 30 years, whereof he reigned
as 163rd Monarch of Ireland 765 AD for 27 years, and died a great penitent
in a religious order, A.D. 790.
100. MAOLRUANAIDH; Son of Donnchadh, the 27th king of Meath for
10 years; had three older brothers, Domhnall ,whose son Muirdoch was the
24th king; Ailill, the 25th king; and Longaonarus, the 26th king and the
165th Monarch of Ireland, who after 14 year's reign, died a great penitent,
101. (O'MELAGHLI)N O MAOLSEACHLAINN MOR (MALACHY
1); The 29th king for 17 years and the 167th Monarch of Ireland
844 AD. Named Clan-Colman. For 15 years he governed Ireland in which time
he expelled the Danes out of his kingdom, having by a bold strategem surprised
and taken prisoner their king or general, Turgesius, with most of his
chief commanders, of whom her murdered all except Turgesius, whom he kept
alive for some time at Cno-Innis, a little island upon Loch-Aninn in the
county of Westmeath, where he was drowned either by the Monarch's command
or more kiely, endearvoring to make his escape. He had a elder brother
Flaith, the 28th king of Meath. Maolseachlainn Mór was slain in
the battle of Farrow in the county of Westmeath, A.D. 860.
102. FLANN SIONNACH; Son Maolseachlainn Mor 'of the Shannon'. He
was the 32nd king of Meath and the 169th Monarch of Ireland 876 AD. He
was Monarch for 38 years. Soon after his father's death, the Danes returned
to Ireland in great swarms and became very formidable, this king quelled
them in many battles and encounters; in his time also the king of Munster
with a great army invaded Leinster and did much mischief until the Monarch
came to aid Cearbhaill, son of Muirgan, king of Leinster, and in a great
battle fought at Magh-nally, Cormac the holy and famous king and bishop
of Munster, with seven petty kings of the south of Ireland, was slain
and their army totally routed and destroyed in the pursuit. This battle
was fought,905 AD and in the year 914 AD, Flann died a natural death at
Tailten and was succeeded in the kingdom of Meath by
his younger brother, Longaonarus, who reigned three years.
103. DONNCHADH; Son of Flann the 35th king of Meath and the 171st
Monarch of Ireland 917 AD and died 942 AD. He had an elder brother, Domhnall,
the 34th king of Meath, slain by him. He was married to Sara, daughter
of Donoch, king of Ossary, a most fortunate and curteous king.
104. DOMHNALL; Son of Donncadh. the 40th king of Meath for four
years. He married Dunleith, daughter of Muirdoch, son of Niall Glundubh
(the 170th Monarch of Ireland 914 AD) and by her had issue.
105. MAOILSEACHLAINN (MALACHY II);
The 45th king of Meath and the 174th Monarch of Ireland 978 AD. Was deposed
by Brian Boru (Brian Boromha), King of Munster in 1001 AD. At Brian's
death, however, at the battle of Clontarf, in 1014, the aged monarch,
King Malachy, assumed the sceptre, and followed up that memorable victory
by pursuing the Danes to the very gates of Dublin, and assailing them
on all points. He settled the kingdom, building, re-edifying and repairing
many churches, monasteries and colleges formerly burnt and destroyed by
the Danes. He built St. Mary's Abbey in Dublin, and
settled sufficient maintenance as well upon collegs and public schools,
for the encouragment of learning and learned men,
and maintained 300 scholars out of his own private revenue. Having spent
9 years of his second reign in the well-ruling and
governing of his country in these pious and charitable employments, he
withdrew himself from all worldly cares and trouble and retired into the
little island of Cno-Innis on Loch-Aninn (where Turgesius the Danish tyrant
was prisoner), containing not above a fourth part of an acre of ground,
where this great and pious Monarch built a little cell for himself and
his chaplain, and a small chapel or oratory, and therein contined and
ended his days penitently and holy, A.D. 1023. (Others say 1034). [Note:
It was during this (1038 AD) when the Furey/Fury name was first mentioned
in the Annals (of Ulster). "Mael Tuile,
bishop of Ard Macha, rested in Christ. Aed ua Forréid
assumed the bishopric" See also the History
introduction]. From him his posterity took the surname of O'Melachlin.
After his Death a gallant prince of the Hy-Nialls, Murtough M'Neill [i.e.
McLaughlin], restored the old royal race, which terminated at his decease
in 1168, one year preceding the coming of the English, and with him fell
the native Irish monarchy.
106. DOMHALL O'MELACHLIN; Son of Malachy II. The 47th king of Meath.
Had three brothers, Connor, Murtach and Flann. Flann, who had one son
Moroch, king of Meath, the father of two daughters only. Tailte, who was
the wife of Domnall O'Ferrall, king of Conmaicne, and Devorgill, wife
of Tighernan O'Rourke, king of Breffny. For she being a beautiful woman
(whether by her own consent or by force is uncertain), was stolen away
from her husband by Diermot MacMorogh, king of Leinster, whereof O'Rourke
having complained to Rory O'Connor, king of Connacht, and then Monarch
of Ireland, he to revenge the affront and to punish the author of so outrageous
a fact, marched with a great army into Leinster and
neccessitated the said Dermot, not able to withstand so powerful an army,
to fly into England, where he obtained liberty from King Henry the 2nd,
for such of his subjects as pleased to come with and assist him in the
recovery of his kingdom of Leinster. Whereupon Richard surnamed Strongbow,
FitzStephen, FitzGerald and others accepted Diermot's invitation and large
promises, which they improved to like advantage for themselves and their
posterity as the Saxon some time before did in England upon their invasion
thither by the Britons.Domhall had the unhappy occasion of the English
Invasion of this kingdom and the subjection thereof to the Crown of England
107. CONCHOBAR O'MELACHLIN; Son of Domhall, the 48th king of Meath,
after 15 years reign was slain by his own brother, A.D. 1073.
108. MURCHARD O'MELAGHLIN; Henry the Second despoiled Murchard
O'Melaghlin of his kingdom of Meath, and granted it to Hugh De Lacy, who
was appointed Lord Palatinate of the territory. De Lacy divided it amoung
his various chiefs, who were commonly called "De Lacy's Barons;"
these were: Tyrrell, Baron of Castleknock; Nangle, Baron of Navan; De
Misset, Baron of Lune; Phepoe, Baron of Skrine; FitzThomas, Baron of Kell;
Hussey, Baron of Galtrim; Fleming, Baron of Slane; Dullard, or Dollard,
of Dullenvarty; Nugent, Baron of Delvin and Earl of Westmeath; Tuite,
Baron of Moyashell; Robert De Lacy's descendants, Barons of Rathwire;
De Constantine, Baron of Kilbixey; Petit, Baron of Mullingar; FitzHenry
of Magherneran, Rathkenin, and Ardnorcher. To some of those there succeeded
the De Genevilles, Lords of Meath; Mortimer, Earl of March; the Plunkets,
of Danish descent, Earls of Fingall, Barons of Dunsany, and Earls of Louth;
the Prestons, Viscounts Gormanstown and Tara; the Barnewalls, Barons of
Trimbleston and Viscounts Kingsland; the Nettervilles, Barons of Dowth;
the Bellews, Barons of Duleck; the Dareys of Platten, Barons of Navan;
the Cusacks, Barons of Culmullen; and the FitzEustaces, Barons of Portlester.
Some of these again were succeeded by the De Baths of Athearn, the Dowdalls
of Athlumny, the Cruises, the Drakes of Drake Rath, and numerous others.
Thus fell the O'Melaghlins as Kings of Meath, and with them their lords
or tributary chiefs, the MacGeoghegans, O'Haras, O'Regans, O'Rorys (anglice
Rogers), the MacUais (MacEvoys), O'Caseys, O'Hanrahans. and numerous others.
Those of whose lands passed into the hands of the invaders and left their
descendants to struggle for centuries after under adverse circumstances.
Murchard died in 1172.
FOOTNOTE: Teige Roe O'Melaghlin (d. 1548) brought Edmond Fahy,
alias White, into Delvin against his enemies, but Fahy turned on O'Melaghlin
in the name of King Henry. Henceforward the O'Melaghlins, Kings of Meath,
chiefs of the grand old South Hy-Niall race, almost disappear in Irish
hsitory, and present only occasionally a flitting gleam on the surface,
as in the war of 1641, and then sink again into the darkness of obscurity
Credits with sincere thanks: (1) McLaughlins
of Donegal (2) Pat Traynor email@example.com from Irish Pedigrees, by John
O'Hart, pub. 1892, vol. 1 of 2. Readers are cautioned to check the original
text, as several pedigrees had to be searched in making a line from Milesius
to the 10th century in most cases (3) O'Donnell
On a final note of caution, remember some of the
above goes back a very long time! Biblical genealogy and events led Bishop
James Ussher (1581-1656), Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland,
and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College in Dublin (was highly regarded
in his day as a churchman and as a scholar) to the conclusion that the
first day of creation was Sunday 23 October 4004 BC, that Adam and Eve
were driven from Paradise on Monday 10 November 4004 BC,and that the ark
touched down on Mt Ararat on 5 May 1491 BC `on a Wednesday'. In the meantime
Milesius had landed in Ireland in 1699 BC and SMIOMGHALL (father
of FIACHA LABHRAINNE the 18th Monarch in 1472 BC - (Annals of
the Four Masters M3727.1) was around when Noah was landing the Ark.
There are no mentions of great floods in the Annals!