Felim Ua Conchobair

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13th-century effigy of a tomb in the Dominican Priory of St. Mary in Roscommon that supposedly depicts Felim Ua Conchobair who founded the priory in 1253.[1][2]

Feidlim Ua Conchobair aka Fedhlim O'Connor was King of Connacht in Ireland from 1230–31 and 1233–65. Fedhlim died in 1265 and was buried in the Dominican Priory in Roscommon which he founded in 1253.[2]

Among his sons were Una Ny aka Honora, Aed MadFedlimid (-1274), and Aed Muimnech MacFedlimid aka Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair (-1280). A daughter, Fionnuala Ní Conchobair died in 1301 as abbess of Kilcreevanty, Clonfert.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Killanin, Lord; Duignan, Michael V. (1967). The Shell Guide to Ireland. London: Ebury Press. p. 414. 
  2. ^ a b Gwynn, Aubrey; Hadcock, R. Neville (1970). Medieval Religious Houses Ireland. London: Longman. p. 229. 
  3. ^ Genealogy of Patrick Mostyn and Marion Jacobs
  • Both King and Vassal: Feidlim Ua Conchobair of Connacht, 1230-65, Freya Verstraten, pp. 13–37, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 55, 2003
Preceded by
Aedh mac Ruaidri Ua Conchobair
King of Connacht
1233 - 1256
Succeeded by
Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair