Flaithrí mac Domnaill

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Flaithrí mac Domnaill (d.777)[1] was a King of Connacht from the Uí Briúin branch of the Connachta. He was the son of Domnall mac Cellaig (d.728), a previous king.[2] The sept of Ui Briun he belonged to was the Síl Cellaig of Loch Cime. He reigned from 773-777.

In 775 the Ui Maine were defeated by the Ui Briun at the Battle of Achad Liac (in Cluain Acha Liag, now called Killeroran- i.e. the Uí Maine inauguration site). After this battle the law of Ciarán of Clonmacnoise was again imposed on Connacht.[3]

The annals record his death in 777, but other historians state he abdicated and died in 779.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ all dates per The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy
  2. ^ Francis J.Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings, Table
  3. ^ Byrne, pg.252
  4. ^ Byrne, Table 20 and T.M.Charles Edwards, Early Christian Ireland, Table 24

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References[edit]

  • Annals of Ulster
  • T.M.Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland
  • Francis J.Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings
  • The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy

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