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]


Fergal mac Máele Dúin
Áed Allán Niall Frossach
Máel Dúin Áed Oirdnide
Murchad Niall Caille Máel Dúin
Áed Findliath Flaithbertach Murchad
Domnall Niall Glúndub Ualgarg Flaithbertach
(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
(see above)
Niall Glúndub
Muirchertach mac Néill Conaig
Flaithbertach Domnall ua Néill Fergal
Muiredach Aed Muirchertach
Lochlainn Flaithbertach Ua Néill
Aed in Macaem Toinlesc
Ua Neill
Aed Meith Niall Ruad
... ...

Kings in italics


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