Fíachu Tolgrach

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Fíachu Tolgrach, son of Muiredach Bolgrach, was a legendary High King of Ireland, according to some medieval and early modern Irish sources. In the Lebor Gabála Érenn he is not a High King: he kills the former High King Art mac Lugdach, but during the reign of Art's son Ailill Finn he is killed in battle against Airgetmar. His son Dui Ladrach later becomes High King.[1] However, in Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn[2] and the Annals of the Four Masters[3] he succeeds Art as High King and rules for seven or ten years, until he is killed by Ailill Finn, who succeeds him. The chronology of Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 593–586 BC, that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 806–796 BC.

Preceded by
Art mac Lugdach
High King of Ireland
FFE 593–586 BC
AFM 806–796 BC
Succeeded by
Ailill Finn

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 259
  2. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.27
  3. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M4395-4404