Dub Calgaid mac Laidcnén

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Dub Calgaid mac Laidcnén (died 769) was a king of the Uí Cheinnselaig of South Leinster. He belonged to the Sil Chormaic sept of this branch of the Laigin and specifically to a branch which took over leadership of the Uí Dróna -the baronies of Idrone in modern County Carlow. His last paternal ancestor to hold the throne was his great great grandfather Crundmáel Erbuilc (died 655)[1] He was the brother of Donngal mac Laidcnén (died 761). He ruled from 761 to 769.

The Uí Cheinnselaig became involved in a period of infighting and in 769 Dub Calgaid was defeated and slain at the Battle of Ferns by his successor Cennselach mac Brain (died 770) of the Sil Máeluidir sept.[2]

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  1. ^ Mac Niocaill, pg.128, fig.22
  2. ^ Annals of Ulster, AU 769.2, Mac Niocaill pg.130

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