Felim Ua Conchobair

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Felim Ua Conchobair
Roscommon St. Mary's Priory Choir Tomb Effigy 2014 08 28.jpg
13th-century effigy of a tomb in the Dominican Priory of St. Mary in Roscommon that supposedly depicts Felim Ua Conchobair who founded the priory in 1253.[1][2]
King of Connacht
Reign 1233-1265
Predecessor Aedh mac Ruaidri Ó Conchobair
Successor Aedh mac Felim Ó Conchobair
Born ?
Connacht, Ireland
Died Early 1265
Connacht, Ireland
Burial Monastery of the Preaching Friars, Roscommon
Consort Identity Unknown
House Ó Conchubhair Donn
Father Cathal, King of Connacht

Feidlim Ua Conchobair a.k.a. Fedhlim O'Connor was King of Connacht in Ireland, having been proclaimed King by William de Burgh in 1230, he reigned from 1233–65. Fedhlim died in 1265 and was buried in the Dominican Priory in Roscommon which he founded in 1253.[2] He was succeeded by his eldest son Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair.

Among his sons were Aed MadFedlimid (-1274), and Aed Muimnech MacFedlimid a.k.a. Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair (-1280). A daughter, Fionnuala Ní Conchobair died in 1301 as abbess of Kilcreevanty, Clonfert.[3] Having married while his brother Aedh Ua Conchobair was designated heir, he more than likely married someone of non-noble birth and thus her name does not appear in the annals.

Ó Conchubhair Donn[edit]

Years indicate reign as King of Connacht
Cathal Crobhdearg
Aedh Mac Ruaidri
Áedh na nGall
Áed Muimnech


  1. ^ Killanin, Lord; Duignan, Michael V. (1967). The Shell Guide to Ireland. London: Ebury Press. p. 414. 
  2. ^ a b Gwynn, Aubrey; Hadcock, R. Neville (1970). Medieval Religious Houses Ireland. London: Longman. p. 229. 
  3. ^ Genealogy of Patrick Mostyn and Marion Jacobs
  • Both King and Vassal: Feidlim Ua Conchobair of Connacht, 1230-65, Freya Verstraten, pp. 13–37, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 55, 2003
Preceded by
Aedh mac Ruaidri Ua Conchobair
King of Connacht
1233 - 1265
Succeeded by
Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair