Ailill mac Cathail

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Ailill mac Cathail Con-cen-máthair (died 701)[1] was a King of Munster from the Glendamnach branch of the Eoganachta. He was the son of Cathal Cú-cen-máthair mac Cathaíl (d. 665) and brother of his predecessor Finguine mac Cathail Con-cen-máthair (d. 696).[2]

Though mentioned in the annals as king[3] and in the saga Senchas Fagbála Caisil "The Story of the Finding of Cashel",[4] he is omitted from lists in the Laud Synchronisms and the Book of Leinster.[5] Also in the list of signatories to the signing of Adomnan's Law of the Innocents at Birr in 697; he is only mentioned as king of Mag Feimin while Eterscél mac Máele Umai (d. 721) is named king of Munster.

Ailil had three sons: Fogantach, Aonghus and Dubhda but none of his descendants were kings.


  1. ^ all dates per The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy
  2. ^ Francis J. Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings, Table 13
  3. ^ Annals of Tigernach
  4. ^ ed.Myles Dillon
  5. ^ ,{MS folio 150a} Fland cecinit

See also[edit]


  • Annals of Tigernach
  • T.M. Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland
  • Francis J. Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings
  • Book of Leinster,{MS folio 150a} Fland cecinit.
  • Book of Munster,Rev.Eugene O'Keeffe
  • Laud Synchronisms
  • The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy

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