9th century in Ireland

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800s[edit]

802
  • Death of Muiredach mac Domnaill, King of Mide. He is succeeded by Diarmait mac Donnchado.
803
804
806
  • Viking raid on Iona Abbey in which 68 people, the entire population of the abbey, were massacred.
807

810s[edit]

812
815
819
  • Conchobar mac Donnchada or Conchobar mac Donnchado was High King of Ireland with opposition (rí Érenn co fressabra)

820s[edit]

820
822

830s[edit]

832
  • A Viking fleet of about 120 ships under Turgesius invaded kingdoms on Ireland’s northern and eastern coasts.[4]
833
  • Death of Conchobar mac Donnchada, King of Mide and High King of Ireland with opposition[5]
836
  • Viking raids penetrate deep inland[3]
837
838 - 841
  • A small Viking fleet entered the River Liffey in eastern Ireland, probably led by the chieftain Saxolb (Soxulfr) who was killed later that year. The Vikings overwinter on Lough Neagh in 840[1] and set up a base, which the Irish called longphorts. This longphort would eventually become Dublin.[2]
839
  • Thorgest (in Latin Turgesius) was the first Viking to attempt an Irish kingdom. He sailed up the Shannon and the River Bann to Armagh in 839 where he forged a realm spanning Ulster, Connacht and Meath.

840s[edit]

840
841
842
843
  • Death of Mael Ruanaid mac Dunnchado, King of Mide since 833.
845
846
  • Mael Sechnaill I becomes Overking of the Uí Néill, reigning until his death in 862[3]
847
  • Death of Feidlimid mac Cremthanin, King of Munster, who had reigned since 820[3]
847 or 848
  • Birth of Flann Sinna (d. 916), son of Mael Sechnaill I of Clann Cholmáin, a branch of the southern Uí Néill. He was King of Mide from 877.
848

850s[edit]

851
  • Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid secured the submission of the King of Ulaid.[7]
  • Cináed mac Conaing was drowned on the orders of Máel Sechnaill and Tigernach mac Fócartai.[8]
853

860s[edit]

860 or 862
  • Death of Mael Sechnaill I, Overking of the Uí Néill, who had reigned since 846.[3]
864
  • Death of Lorcan mac Cathail, King of Mide since 862.
866

870s[edit]

876
  • Flann Sinna becomes King of Ireland[2]
877
  • Flann Sinna mac Maíl Sechnaill becomes King of Mide


879

880s[edit]

880
882


883
885
888

890s[edit]

895
896

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland. Foster, RF. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1989
  2. ^ a b c d e Illustrated Dictionary of Irish History. Mac Annaidh, S (ed). Gill and Macmillan, Dublin. 2001
  3. ^ a b c d e f The Concise History of Ireland. Duffy, S. Gill & Macmillan, Dublin. 2005
  4. ^ http://www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in/resources/english/etext-project/history/ireland/book-2chapter2.html A Popular History of Ireland, By Thomas D'Arcy McGee
  5. ^ T. W. Moody, Martin, and Byrne, (eds.), Maps, Genealogies, Lists, p. 192, p. 193, n. 26.
  6. ^ a b c d Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 95. 
  7. ^ Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 59. 
  8. ^ Byrne, Francis John, Irish Kings and High Kings, p.263.
  9. ^ Lalor, Brian (ed) (2003). The Encyclopaedia of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Gill & Macmillan. p. 9. ISBN 0-7171-3000-2.