Áedh Ó Flaithbheartaigh

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Áedh Ó Flaithbheartaigh, Taoiseach of Iar Connacht and Chief of the Name, fl. c. 1377?-1407.


Few details appear to be known of him, he being the first of the family to appear in the annals since the time of Ruaidhri Ó Flaithbheartaigh.

He built the church at Annaghdown in 1410 - the monastery of Annaghdown was burned in 1413 - and was succeeded by his son, Domnell.

Annalistic references[edit]

  • 1384. A meeting, took place between O'Flaherty and O'Malley, but a quarrel arose between them, in which Owen O'Malley, Cormac O'Malley (i.e. Cormac Cruinn), and many others besides these, were slain by the people of O'Flaherty.
  • 1396. Conor, the son of Owen O'Malley, went on an incursion with a ship's crew to West Connaught, and loaded the ship with the riches and prizes taken by that adventure. But all, save one man only, were drowned between Ireland and Aran.
  • 1402. Brian, the son of Donnell O'Flaherty, heir to the lordship of Carn Gegach, died.
  • 1407. Hugh O'Flaherty, Lord of West Connaught, died at an advanced age.
Preceded by
Brian Ó Flaithbheartaigh
Taoiseach of Iar Connacht
Succeeded by
Domnell mac Áedh Ó Flaithbheartaigh

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