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Badbchaid, son of Eochu Buadach, son of Dui Ladrach, was, according to late sources, briefly a High King of Ireland. The Lebor Gabála Érenn says Bodbchad murdered his brother, the High King Úgaine Mór, who was succeeded directly by his son Lóegaire Lorc.[1] However, Geoffrey Keating[2] and the Annals of the Four Masters[3] agree that, after killing Úgaine, Bodbchad took the throne for a day and a half, after which Lóegaire killed him. The Lebor Gabála synchronises Úgaine's reign to that of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (281–246 BC). The chronology of Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates Bodbchad's reign to 411 BC, that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 594 BC.

Preceded by
Úgaine Mór
High King of Ireland
LGE 3rd century BC
FFE 411 BC
AFM 594 BC
Succeeded by
Lóegaire Lorc


  1. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 267-275
  2. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.28
  3. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M4606