Cenél nEógain

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Cenél nEóġain (Modern Irish: Cinéal nEoghain) is the name of the "kindred" or descendants of Eógan mac Néill, son of Niall Noígiallach who founded the kingdom of Tír Eoghain in the 5th century. It comprises much of what is now County Tyrone, as well as parts of counties Londonderry, Donegal, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Armagh.

In 1020 the Cenél nEógain were driven across Sliabh Fuait by the high-king Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill.[1]



Descendants of Eógan include

See also[edit]


  • "Northern Ui Neill: Cenel nEogain Kings of Ailech and High Kings 700–1083", page 128 in "A New History of Ireland", volume IX, ed. Byrne, Martin, Moody, 1984.
  1. ^ Benjamin T. Hudson, 'Niall mac Eochada (d. 1063)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 18 April 2008

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. 134–6, 175–80. ISBN 0901282316. OCLC 56540733. Genealogies for the northern Cenél nÉogain