Nath Í mac Fiachrach

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Feradach Dathí (died c. 445), also known as Nath Í, son of Fiachrae, son of Eochaid Mugmedon, was a legendary king of Connacht and High King of Ireland of the 4th century or 5th century. His given name was Feradach, and he was named Dathí ("quick") for the speed he put on his armour. He was said to have made foreign conquests, and died after being struck by lightning in the Alps. A standing stone said to mark his grave is part of the Rathcroghan complex of archeological sites near Tulsk in County Roscommon.

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  • Ó Concheanainn, T. (1975–6). "Aided Nath Í and the scribes of Leabhar na hUidhre". Éigse 16: 146–62.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Banateanu, V. (1929–30). "Die Legende von König Dathí". Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 18: 160–88. 
Preceded by
Amalgaid mac Fiachrae
King of The Connachta
?–after-?
Succeeded by
Ailill Molt