Dauí Tenga Uma

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Dauí Tenga Uma (died 500)[1] was a King of Connacht from the Uí Briúin branch of the Connachta.


Dauí Tenga Uma ("Copper-Tongue"—for the beauty of his speech) is listed in the genealogies as a great-great-great grandson of Brión, the eponymous founder of his dynasty. He is specifically stated to be the ancestor of the Uí Briúin Seóla branch. (His brothers Echu Tirmcharna and Feargna were the progenitors of the Uí Briúin Aí and Uí Briúin Bréifne branches respectively.)[2] Francis Byrne believes him to be a duplicate of his supposed great-great grandfather, Dauí Galach,[3] that the early Uí Briúin genealogies are fabrications and that these two were the same person.[4] Dauí succeeded Ailill Molt of the Ui Fiachrach (died 484) as king.

Keating mentions two marital relations of his family:

In 500 Daui was defeated and slain at the Battle of Segsa (Seghais or Boyle River) by his own son-in-law Muirchertach mac Ercae. The annals record that the war was caused by his daughter Duinseach.


  1. ^ all dates per The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy
  2. ^ John O'Hart, Irish Pedigrees: Or The Origin and Stem of The Irish Nation, Part III, Chapter IV, p. 633-634.
  3. ^ Francis J.Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings, Table 19
  4. ^ Byrne, pg.245

See also[edit]


  • Annals of Tigernach
  • Annals of the Four Masters
  • G.Keating, History of Ireland
  • Francis J.Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings
  • The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy

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