Cian mac Máelmuaid

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Cían mac Máelmuaid was a son of Máel Muad mac Brain, who was twice King of Munster. Cían's father had been killed by Brian Boru at the Battle of Belach Lechta. He was a member of Uí Echach Muman or Eóganacht Raithlind.

Cían became a close ally of Brian, allegedly marrying his daughter Sadb, according to late traditions. He had a son, Mathghamhain mac Cian who died at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.



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