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]

Ancestry[edit]

Fergal mac Máele Dúin
   |
   |___________________
    |                  |
    |                  | 
   Áed Allán      Niall Frossach
   |                  |
   |                  |
   Mael Duin      Áed Oirdnide
   |                  |
   |                  |____________________________________________ 
   Murchad            |                                           |
                      |                                           |
                   Niall Caille                               Mael Duin
                      |                                           |
 __________________|_______________________                    |
    |                                        |                    Murchad
    |                                        |                    |
    Aed Findliath                        Flaithbertach            |
    |                                        |                    Flaithbertach
    |___________________                     |
     |                 | Ualgarg 
     |                 |                      | 
    Domnall       Niall Glúndub
    | (see below)         Aed Ua hUalgairg
    |
    |__________________________________________________
     |          |                 |                   |
     |          |                 |                   |
 Conchobar  Fergal        Flaithbertach         Flann
    |          |                 |  
     |          x                 |
     |          | Mael Ruanaid  
     |  Murchad Glun re Lar                |
    |                                     |
     | Mael Sechnaill
     |________________________           |
     |               |      |            |______________
     |               |      |            |             |
  Flaithbertach Tadg Conn         |             |
                                        Niall     Lochlainn
                                        |
                     ____________________|___
                     |            |         |
                    |            |         | 
                 Domnall        Aed     Donnchad
Niall Glúndub
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   |_________________________________________________
    |                                                |
    |                                                | 
   Muirchertach mac Néill                        Conaig
   |                                                |
    |______________________                          |
    |                    | Domnall
    |                    |                           |
   Flaithbertach    Domnall ua Néill                |
                        |                           Fergal
   _____________________|_____________________
    |                    |
    |                    |
   Muiredach            Aed     Muirchertach
   |                                |
    |                                |
   Lochlainn                        Flaithbertach Ua Néill
                                    |
                                    |
                                    Aed
                                    |
                                    |
                                    Aed in Macaem Toinlesc Ua Neill
                                    |
                     _______________|______________
                      |                            |
                     |                            |
                     Aed Meith                Niall Ruad
                       (issue) (issue)

Kings in italics

Descendents[edit]

Descendants of Eógan include

See also[edit]

References[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