Fedlim Ó Conchobair

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Feidlim Ó Conchobair
King of Connacht
Reign1310 – 10 August 1316
PredecessorRuaidri Ó Conchobair
SuccessorRory na-bhFeadh mac Donough Ua Conchobair
Born1293
Connacht, Ireland
Died10 August 1316
Athenry, Connacht, Ireland
HouseÓ Conchubhair Ruadh
FatherAedh, King of Connacht

Felim mac Aedh Ua Conchobair (properly Felimid) (1293–1316) was King of Connacht in Ireland from January 1310 to 10th August 1316.

His father, Aedh Ó Conchobair, was killed in battle at Coill an Clochain by Aed Breifnech Ua Conchobair. His place was taken by Ruaidri mac Cathal Ua Conchobair who nevertheless ruled for less than a year; the annals laconically note in 1310 that Felim, the son of Hugh, son of Owen O'Conor, assumed the place of his father.

Felim was killed at the Second Battle of Athenry at the head of a massive Irish army thought to comprise at least two and a half thousand men, mainly from Connacht, with allies from the midlands and Ulster. A son, Aedh mac Felim Ó Conchobair, would later become King of Connacht, as would his grandson, Tairdelbach mac Aedh Ua Conchobair.

References[edit]

  • Annals of Ulster at [1] at University College Cork
  • Annals of the Four Masters at [2] at University College Cork
  • Chronicum Scotorum at [3] at University College Cork
  • Byrne, Francis John (2001), Irish Kings and High-Kings, Dublin: Four Courts Press, ISBN 978-1-85182-196-9
  • Nicholls, Kenneth,Gaelic and Gaelised Ireland, Kenneth Nicols, 1972.
  • Gillespie and Moran, eds., Galway: History and Society, Geography Publications, 1996. ISBN 0-906602-75-0
  • Martyn, Adrian, The Second Battle of Athenry, East Galway News & Views, 2008 – 2009
  • Martyn, Adrian, The Tribes of Galway:1124–1642, Galway, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9955025-0-5

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Preceded by
Ruaidri mac Cathal Ua Conchobair
King of Connacht
1310–1316
Succeeded by
Rory na-bhFeadh mac Donough Ua Conchobair