Dui Dallta Dedad

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Dui Dallta Dedad ("foster-son of Deda mac Sin"), son of Cairpre Lusc, son of Lugaid Luaigne, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. He took power after killing his predecessor, and his grandfather's killer, Congal Cláiringnech, and ruled for ten years, at the end of which he was killed by Fachtna Fáthach in the battle of Árd Brestine. The Lebor Gabála Érenn synchronises his reign with that of Ptolemy XII Auletes (80–51 BC) in Egypt and the civil war between Pompey and Caesar in Rome (49 BC).[1] The chronology of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 120–110 BC,[2] that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 169–159 BC.[3]

Preceded by
Congal Cláiringnech
High King of Ireland
LGE 1st century BC
FFE 120–110 BC
AFM 169–159 BC
Succeeded by
Fachtna Fáthach


  1. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 297
  2. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.30-31
  3. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M5031-5041