8th century in Ireland

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700s[edit]

701
702
703
704
707
  • The Uí Néill High King of Ireland Congal Cennmagair campaigned in Leinster and obtained Cellach Cualann's submission to his authority.[6]
708 or 710
  • High King of Ireland Congal Cennmagair died 708, or 710 according to some sources.
709
709 or 710

710s[edit]

711
714
715
718
  • Death of Conall Grant mac Cernaig,[1] a King of Brega of the Uí Chernaig sept of Lagore of the Síl nÁedo Sláine. He was the grandson of the high king Diarmait mac Áedo Sláine. His father Cernach Sotal had died during plague years in 664.[8]
719
  • Áed mac Cellaig, son of Cellach Cualann, was slain at the Battle of Finnabair (Fennor, County Kildare) in a fight among the Laigin.

720s[edit]

721
722
724
  • Death of Fogartach mac Néill, sometimes called Fogartach ua Cernaich, an Irish king who is reckoned a High King of Ireland. He belonged to the Uí Chernaig sept of the Síl nÁedo Sláine branch of the southern Uí Néill. He was King of Brega and was the son of Niall mac Cernaig Sotal[10]
727
728
  • Death of Dúnchad mac Murchado,[1] a King of Leinster from the Uí Dúnlainge branch of the Laigin. He was the son of Murchad mac Brain Mut, the previous king.[11]
729
  • Death of Cathal mac Néill or Cathal Cerr or Cathal Corc, a king of Southern Brega at Lagore. He belonged to the Uí Chernaig sept of the Síl nÁedo Sláine branch of the southern Uí Néill. He was the son of Niall mac Cernaig Sotal. He ruled the Uí Chernaig from 724-729 succeeding his brother the high king Fogartach mac Néill.

730s[edit]

733
734
738
  • Death of Fáelán mac Murchado,[1] a King of Leinster from the Uí Dúnlainge branch of the Laigin. He was the son of Murchad mac Brain Mut, a previous king.[11] He ruled since the death of his brother Dúnchad in 728.

740s[edit]

741
742
743
748
  • Dúngal mac Amalgado or Dúngal Cnogba, from the Uí Chonaing sept of Cnogba (Knowth) of the Síl nÁedo Sláine branch of the southern Ui Neill became King of Brega . He was the brother of Conaing mac Amalgado (died 742), a previous king. He ruled until his death in 759.

750s[edit]

759
  • Death of Dúngal mac Amalgado.

760s[edit]

760
  • Start of the reign of Cellach mac Dúnchada, (died 776), as King of Leinster. He was the son of Dúnchad mac Murchado (died 728), a previous king.[11] The royal seat was at Líamhain (Lyons Hill, on the Dublin-Kildare border).
763
  • 20 November: death of Domnall Midi or Domnall mac Murchado (born before 715), King of Mide and, according to the later lists, High King of Ireland.
764
  • Diarmait Dub, brother of Donnchad Midi was killed leading the forces of the monastery of Durrow in battle against those of Clonmacnoise, led by Bressal mac Murchado, who was either his father's brother or his brother's son.
765
  • Death of Flaithbertach mac Loingsig, high-king of Ireland
766
  • Donnchad Midi or Donnchad mac Domnaill becomes King of Mide
769

770s[edit]

770
771
  • Niall mac Conaill, son of Conall Grant mac Cernaig (died 718), becomes King of South Brega. He ruled until 778.[3]
775
  • Donnchad Midi, King of Mide took control of the monastery at Clonard in the Leinster borderlands. He also campaigned in Munster. The Annals of Ulster record that Donnchad "did great devastation in the territory of the Munstermen, and many of the Munstermen fell".[13]
776
  • Death of Cellach mac Dúnchada, King of Leinster.[11]
777
  • Donnchad Midi is recorded as twice having disturbed the óenach of Tailtiu, first in 774, when no explanation is given, and again in 777. The annals state that the Ciannachta, by which the Síl nÁedo Sláine, this time the north Brega branch of the kindred, are meant, were the targets.[14] This is explicitly linked to the war between Donnchad and Congalach mac Conaing, the King of Knowth, which had begun earlier in 777 when Donnchad led an army from Leinster into Brega.[15]
778
779
  • Donnchad Midi campaigned against the northern Uí Néill and received the submission of the "king of the North", Domnall, son of Áed Muinderg.[16]

780s[edit]

782
785
  • Death of Ruaidrí mac Fáeláin, son of Fáelán mac Murchado (died 738), King of Leinster[11] The royal seat was at Naas in the eastern part of the Liffey plain, Airthir Liphi. He ruled from 776-785.
786
  • Death of Diarmait mac Conaing, King of South Brega, son of Conall Grant mac Cernaig (died 718)[3] He ruled in south Brega since 778.

790s[edit]

792
793
795
797
799
  • Death of Domnall mac Donnchado, King of Mide since 797.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy
  2. ^ Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland, pp. 602–603
  3. ^ a b c d e T.M. Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland, Appendix II.
  4. ^ a b The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland. Foster, RF. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1989
  5. ^ Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 85. 
  6. ^ Annals of Ulster AU 707.7
  7. ^ Annals of Ulster AU 714.4
  8. ^ Annals of Ulster AU 664.4
  9. ^ a b c d e The Concise History of Ireland. Duffy, S. Gill & Macmillan, Dublin. 2005
  10. ^ T.M. Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland, Appendix III
  11. ^ a b c d e f Francis J.Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings, Table 9
  12. ^ the Book of Leinster gives him a reign of 15 years
  13. ^ Annals of Ulster, AU 775.5.
  14. ^ Annals of Ulster, AU 774.7 & AU 777.6; Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland, p. 558.
  15. ^ Annals of Ulster, AU 777.3.
  16. ^ Doherty, "Donnchad"; Annals of Ulster, AU 779.10.
  17. ^ Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 369.