List of monarchs of Thomond

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The following is a list of monarchs of the Kingdom of Thomond.[1][better source needed][2]

12th century[edit]

O'Brien Clan[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Conchobar MacDiarmada Ó Briain son of Diarmait MacToirdelbhaig O'Brien 1118 1142 nephew of Muirchertach Ua Briain the King of Munster
Toirdelbhach MacDiarmaida Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Diarmait macToirrdelbaig O'Brien 1142 1167 brother of Conchobar
Domnaill Mór macToirrdelbaig O'Brien son of Toirrdelbach macDiarmata O'Brien 1167 1194 son of Toirrdelbach
Muirchertach Finn macDomnaill Mór son of Donnell Mór macToirrdelbaig O'Brien and Urlachan MacMurchada 1194 1198 son of Donnell Mór
Conchobar Ruad MacDomhnaill Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Donnell Mór macToirrdelbaig O'Brien and Urlachan MacMurchada 1198 1203 deposed his brother Muirchertach Finn

13th century[edit]

O'Brien Clan[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Muirchertach Finn Ó Briain, King of Thomond
(restored)
son of Domhnall Mór Ó Briain and Urlachan Ni Murchadha 1203 1210 restored to his throne, regained from brother Conchobar Ruad
Donnchad Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Donnell Mór macToirrdelbaig O'Brien and Urlachan MacMurchada 1210 1242 brother of Muirchertach Finn, who had abdicated
Conchobhair Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Donnchad Cairprech macDomnaill Mór 1242 1258 son of Donnchad Cairprech
Tadhg Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Conchobar Na Suidaine macDonnchada 1258 1269 son of Conchobar Na Suidaine
Briain Ruadh Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Conchobair MacDonnchada Ó Briain 1269 1277 brother of Tadhg Ó Briain

House of de Clare, claimants[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond son of Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and Maud de Lacy 1277 1287 no relation, de Clare murdered Briain Ruad
Gilbert de Clare, Lord Thomond son of Thomas de Clare, Lord Thomond and Juliana FitzGerald 1287 1308 son

O'Brien Clan, claimants[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Donnchadh MacBrian Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Briain Ruadh Ó Briain 1277 1284 son of Briain Ruadh
Toirdelbach MacTadhg Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Tadhg Ó Briain 1284 1306 cousin of Donnchad macBrian Ruaid

14th century[edit]

House of de Clare, claimant[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Richard de Clare, Lord Thomond son of Thomas de Clare, Lord Thomond and Juliane FitzGerald 1308 1318 brother of Gilbert de Clare

O'Brien Clan, claimants[edit]

Claim I[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Diarmaid Cléirech MacDonchadha Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Donnchad macBrian Ruaid O'Brien 1311 1313 nephew of Toirrdelbach macTaidg
Donnchadh MacDomnaill Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Domnall macBrian Ruaid O'Brien and Margaret MacMahon 1313 1317 cousin of Diarmait Cléirech

Claim II[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Muircheartach Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Toirrdelbach macTaidg O'Brien 1313 1343 cousin of Diarmait Cléirech

O'Brien Clan[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Brian Bán MacDomnaill Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Domnall macBrian Ruaid O'Brien and Margaret MacMahon 1343 1350 distant cousin of Muirchertach macToirdelbaig
Dairmaid MacToirdelbaig Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Toirrdelbach macTaidg O'Brien 1350 1360 deposed brother of Muirchertach macToirdelbaig, cousin of Brian Bán macDomnaill
Mathghamhain O'Brien son of Muirchertach macToirdelbaig O'Brien and Edaouin McGorman 1360 1369 nephew of Dairmaid macToirdelbaig
Brian Sreamhach MacMathghamhna O'Brien son of Mathghamhain of Maonmhagh O'Brien 1369 1400 son of Mathghamhain of Maonmhagh
Toirdelbhach Maol MacMuirchertaigh Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Muirchertach macToirdelbaig O'Brien and Edaouin McGorman 1375 1398 uncle of Brian Sreamhach macMathghamhna, claimed throne at same time as him

15th century[edit]

O'Brien Clan[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Conchobhar MacMathghamhna Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Mathghamhain of Maonmhagh O'Brien 1400 1426 brother of Brian Sreamhach
Tadhg an Glemore MacBriain Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Brian Sreamhach macMathghamhna O'Brien 1426 1438 nephew of Conchobhar macMathghamhna
Mathghamhain Dall MacBriain Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Brian Sreamhach macMathghamhna O'Brien 1438 1444 brother of Tadhg an Glemore
Toirdelbhach Bóg MacBriain Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Brian Sreamhach macMathghamhna O'Brien 1444 1459 brother of Mathghamhain Dall
Tadhg an Chomhaid MacToirdelbhaig Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Toirdhealbhagh Bog the Soft O'Brien 1459 1466 son of Toirdhealbhagh Bog the Soft
Donnchadh MacMathghamhna Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Mathghamhain Dall O'Brien 1459 1461 nephew of Toirdhealbhagh Bog the Soft, claimant same time as cousin Tadhg an Chomhaid macToirdhealbhaig
Conchobhar Mór macToirdelbhaig Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Toirdhealbhagh Bog the Soft O'Brien 1466 1496 brother of Tadhg an Chomhaid macToirdhealbhaig
Toirdelbhach Óg MacToirdelbhaig Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Toirdhealbhagh Bog the Soft O'Brien 1496 1498 brother of Conchobhar Mór macToirdhealbhaig
Toirdelbhach Donn MacTadhg Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Tadhg an Chomhaid macToirdhealbhaig O'Brien 1498 1528 nephew of Toirdhealbhach óg macToirdhealbhaig

16th century[edit]

O'Brien Clan[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Conchobar MacToirdhealbaig Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Toirdhealbhach Donn macTaidhg O'Brien and Raghnailt MacNamara 1528 1539 son of Toirdhealbhach Donn macTaidhg
Murchadh Carrach MacToirdhealbaig Ó Briain, King of Thomond son of Toirdhealbhach Donn macTaidhg O'Brien and Joan FitzMaurice 1539 1543 brother of Conchobar macToirdhealbaig

In 1543, Murchadh Carrach MacToirdhealbaig Ó Briain was created Baron Inchiquin (pronounced "Inch-i-quin") and Earl of Thomond. This grant of title by the English king Henry VIII was conditional upon Murchadh abandoning his native titles, adopting English customs and laws, pledging of allegiance to the English crown and conversion to the Anglican Church.

The current holder of these titles is Conor Myles John O'Brien, 18th Baron Inchiquin (b. 1943) who since Irish independence is acknowledged according to Irish custom as Prince of Thomond.

For more information see: Baron Inchiquin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ House of Brian Boru. http://houseofbrianboru.blogspot.com.au/p/brian-boru.html
  2. ^ "Thomond". dcs.hull.ac.uk.  Retrieved on 13 November 2008.[dead link]

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