Cenél Conaill

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The Cenél Conaill is the name of the "kindred" or descendants of Conall Gulban, son of Niall Noígiallach defined by oral and recorded history. They were also known as the Kindred of Saint Columba.

The dynasties created by Niall's sons include the Cenél Conaill, Cenél Eogain and Cenél Énda.

Ancestors of the Cenél Conaill[edit]

 Niall Noígiallach, died c.  405.
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   Conall Gulban Eoghan Coirpre Fiacha Conall Cremthainne Lóegaire
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   |        Cenél nEógain         |      Cenél Fiachach      |           Cenél Lóegaire
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   |                         Cenél Coirpri                  / \
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   |                                        Clann Cholmáin Síl nÁedo Sláine
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  Cenél Conaill of In Fochla
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   Fergus Cennfota Doi Enna Bogaine
   |                 (Cenél nDuach) (Cenél mBogaine)
   |                  |                           aka (Cenel Enda)______
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   |                  |                           |                Ua Breslin's
   |                  |                           |                of Cinel Enda
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   |                  Ninnid, fl. 561 Melge
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   |                  Baetan, died 586 Brandub
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   |        |                                     Garban
   Setna Feidlimid                             |
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   |        |                                     Sechnasach, Rí Cenél mBogaine, died 609
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   !     Eoghan Columb Cille, 521597
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   !     O'Freel                                  !
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   Ainmire, died 569 Colum Lugaid Mael Tuile Bresal, died 644
   Ri of Ireland
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   |                       Cenél Lugdach Dungal, Rí Cenél mBogaine, died 672
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   |                            Ronan             |            |
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   |                              |               Sechnasach Dub Diberg, died 703
   |                            Garb              |            |
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   |                              |               |            Flaithgus, died 732
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   |                              |       Rí Cenél mBogaine    ?
   |                          Cen Faelad died 722            |
   |                              |                            Rogaillnech, died 815
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   |       Mael Duin Fiaman
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   |       Airnelach Maenguile
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   |       Cen Faelad Dochartach
   |       |           (Clann Ua Dochartaig)
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   |       Dalach, 'Dux' Cenél Conaill, died 870.   Bradagain
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   |       Eicnecan, Rí Cenél Conaill, died 906 Baigill
   |       |                                        (Clann Ua Baighill)
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   !       !   !        !          !                   !                           !       two sons Flann Adlann Domnall Mor Conchobar
   |    died 956 & 962.          Abbot of Derry (Clann Ua Domnaill
   |                              died 950.        Kings of Cenel Conaill after 1270 a.d.)
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   Áed, died 598 Ciaran
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   |                  Fiachra, founder of Derry, died 620.
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   Domnall, died 642 Conall Cu Mael Cobo, died 615 Cumuscach, died 597
   High King died 704 High King of Ireland    |
   of Ireland                         |____________
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   |                                Cellach Conall Cael
   |                                  |  both died 658/664
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   |                           (Clann Ua Gallchobair)
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   Oengus, died 650 Conall Colgu Ailill Flannesda       Fergus Fanad
   |                   died 663 died 663 died 666 died 654
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   |                                                                    Congal Cenn Magair
   |                                                                  died 710
   |                                                                   High King of Ireland
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   |                                                     Donngal Flann Gohan Conaig
   |                                                   died 731 died 732 died 733
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   |                                                       O'Breslin-Fanat
   Loingsech, died 703
   High King of Ireland
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   Flaithbertach, deposed 734.  Fergus, died 707 three other sons, all killed 703
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   Aed Muinderg, Ri in Tuisceart, died 747.     Loingsech Murchad
   |                                           Rí Cenél Conaill Rí Cenél Conaill
   |_______________ died 754 died 767
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   Domnall Donnchad Mael Bresail
  died 804 fl. 784 Rí Cenél Conaill
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   Flaithbertach                                                         |
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   Canannan                                                              |
  (Ua Canannain) Mael Doraid
                                                                   (Ua Maildoraid)
 Ri Cenel Conaill                                                         |
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                                                                 Fogartach Mael Bresail
                                                            Rí Cenél Conaill Rí Cenél Conaill
                                                                 died 904 died 901

Oral history[edit]

Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, founded the kingdom of Tír Chonaill (Tyrconnell) in the 5th century. It comprises much of what is now County Donegal, and several surrounding areas.

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Further reading[edit]

  • O'Brien, Michael A., ed.; Kelleher, John V. (intro. in the reprints of 1976 and 2005) (1962). Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae 1. Dublin: DIAS. pp. 163–5, 435. ISBN 0901282316. OCLC 56540733. genealogies for the northern Cenél Conaill