Fiachnae mac Ainbítha

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Fiachnae mac Ainbítha (died 886) or Fiachna mac Ainfítha was a Dál Fiatach king of Ulaid, which is now Ulster, Ireland. He was the son of Ainbíth mac Áedo (died 882),a previous king of Ulaid.[1] He ruled briefly in 886.[2]

In 883 he was responsible for the killing of his uncle Eochocán mac Áedo, leth- (half-king or co-ruler) of Ulaid jointly with his other uncle, Airemón mac Áedo (died 886).[3] Fiachnae succeeded Airemón as sole king in 886 but was promptly killed by his own associates.[4]

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  1. ^ Byrne, Table 6
  2. ^ the Book of Leinster king list gives a reign of 1 year
  3. ^ Annals of Ulster, AU 883.6
  4. ^ AU 886.3

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