Clann Cholmáin

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Clann Cholmáin
Country Ireland
Parent house Uí Néill
Founded 6th (5th) century
Founder Colmán Mór

Clann Cholmáin is the dynasty descended from Colmán Mór (Colmán Mór mac Diarmata), son of Diarmait mac Cerbaill. Part of the Southern Uí Néill — they were the kings of Mide (Meath) — they traced their descent to Niall Noígiallach and his son Conall Cremthainne.

Related dynasties descended through Conall Cremthainne and Diarmait mac Cerbaill included the Síl nÁedo Sláine, the kings of Brega, descended from Colmán Már's youngest brother Áed Sláine, and the less important Clann Cholmáin Bicc (or the Caílle Follamain), descendants of the middle brother, Colmán Bec. The Kings of Uisnech, among others, belonged to Clann Cholmáin.

Important kings of Clann Cholmáin included:

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Further reading[edit]

  • O'Brien, Michael A., ed.; Kelleher, John V. (intro. in the reprints of 1976 and 2005) (1962). Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae. 1. Dublin: DIAS. pp. 159, 162, 425. ISBN 0901282316. OCLC 56540733. Genealogies for the Clann Cholmáin of Mide 

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