List of monarchs of Desmond

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The following is a list of monarchs of the Kingdom of Desmond.[1] Most were of the MacCarthy Mór ("great MacCarthy"), the senior branch of the MacCarthy dynasty.

12th century[edit]

MacCarthy[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Tadhg Mac Carthaigh son of Muireadach Mac Carthaigh 1118 1123 son of Muiredach mac Carthach, representing the Eóganacht Chaisil

MacCarthy claimants[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Cormac Mac Carthaigh son of Muireadach Mac Carthaigh 1123 1127 brother of Tadhg Mac Carthaigh
Donogh Mac Carthaigh son of Muireadach MacCarthaigh 1127 1127 brother of Cormac MacCarthy
Cormac Mac Carthaigh
(restored)
son of Muireadach MacCarthaigh 1127 1138 brother of Donogh Mac Carthaigh
Donogh Mac Carthaigh
(restored)
son of Muireadach Mac Carthaigh 1138 1143 brother of Cormac Mac Carthaigh
Dermot Mór na Cill Baghain Mac Carthaigh son of Cormac Mac Carthaigh 1143 1185 nephew of Donogh Mac Carthaigh

O'Brien claimants[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Tadg Gláe macDiarmata O'Brien son of Diarmait mac Toirrdelbaig O'Brien 1122 1154 son of Diarmait mac Toirrdelbaig O'Brien, claimant to the Kingdom of Munster
Muirchertach mac Toirrdelbaig O'Brien son of Toirrdelbach mac Diarmata O'Brien 1167 1168 cousin of Tadg Gláe mac Diarmata O'Brien

MacCarthy[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Donal Mór na Corra Mac Carthaigh son of Dermod Mór MacCarthy 1185 1206 son of Dermod Mór Mac Carthaigh

13th century[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Fingen Mac Carthaigh son of Dermod Mór Mac Carthaigh 1206 1207 brother of Donal Mór Mac Carthaigh
Diarmait Duna Droignein Mac Carthaigh son of Donal Mór na Corra Mac Carthaigh 1207 1229 nephew of Fingen Mac Carthaigh
Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh son of Donal Mór na Corra Mac Carthaigh 1229 1247 brother of Diarmait Duna Droignein Mac Carthaigh
Domnall Got Mac Carthaig son of Donal Mór na Corra Mac Carthaigh 1247 1251 brother of Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh
Finghin MacCarthy son of Domnall Got Cairprech Mac Carthaigh 1251 1261 son of Domnall Got Cairprech Mac Carthaigh
Cormac Mac Carthaig son of Domnall Got Cairprech Mac Carthaigh 1261 1262 brother of Fingen Mac Carthaigh
Domnall Ruad Mac Carthaigh son of Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh 1262 1302 cousin of Cormac Mac Carthaigh

14th century[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Donal Oge Mac Carthaigh son of Domnall Ruad Mac Carthaigh 1302 1306 son of Domnall Ruad Mac Carthaigh
Donogh Carrthain Mac Carthaigh son of Cormac Fionn Mac Carthaigh 1306 1310 uncle of Donogh Carrthain Mac Carthaigh
Diarmait Oge Mac Carthaigh son of Donogh Carrthain Mac Carthaigh 1310 1326 son of Donogh Carrthain Mac Carthaigh
Cormac Mac Carthaigh son of Donogh Carrthain Mac Carthaigh 1326 1359 brother of Diarmait Oge Mac Carthaigh
Donal Oge Mac Carthaigh son of Cormac Mac Carthaigh 1359 1390 son of Cormac Mac Carthaig
Tadhg na Mainistreach Mac Carthaigh Mór son of Donal Oge Mac Carthaigh 1390 1428 son of Donal Oge Mac Carthaigh

15th century[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Domhnall an Dana Mac Carthaigh son of Tadg na Mainstreach Mac Carthaigh hMór 1428 1469 son of Tadg na Mainstreach Mac Carthaigh Mór
Tadgh Liath Mac Carthaigh son of Domhnall an Dana Mac Carthaigh Mór 1469 1503 son of Domhnall an Dana Mac Carthaigh

16th century[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Domnall Mac Carthaigh son of Tadgh Liath Mac Carthaigh 1503 1508 son of Tadgh Liath Mac Carthaigh

Claim I[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Cormac Ladhrach Mac Carthaigh son of Tadgh Liath Mac Carthaigh 1508 1516 brother of Domnall Mac Carthaigh

Claim II[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Tadgh na Leamhna Mac Carthaigh son of Domnall Mac Carthaigh 1508 1514 son of Domnall Mac Carthaigh, nephew of Cormac Ladhrach Mac Carthaigh who he disputed the throne with

Final[edit]

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Domhnall an Druiminin Mac Carthaigh son of Cormac Ladhrach Mac Carthaigh 1516 1558 son of Cormac Ladhrach Mac Carthaig
Domhnall Mac Carthaigh son of Domhnall an Druiminin Mac Carthaigh 1558 1596 son of Domhnall an Druiminin Mac Carthaigh

Later MacCarthy Mór chiefs[edit]

The title Chief of the Name MacCarthy Mór, heir of the historical chief, was claimed by Terence Francis MacCarthy and recognised in 1992 by the Chief Herald of Ireland. In 1999 recognition was withdrawn after it emerged that evidence for the claim had been fabricated.

In June 2009, Liam Trant MacCarthy (born 27 December 1957) of Southern Rhodesia received recognition from Garter Principal King of Arms at the College of Arms in London as the senior descendent and claimant to the title MacCarthy Mór.[2] He is the son of Cormac Trant McCarthy (1931-1999), the son of William, otherwise Liam, Trant McCarthy, Solicitor (1894-1967), the son of William Patrick Trant McCarthy (1853-1901), the son of Daniel McCarthy of Srugrena and his wife Ellen, the daughter of Patrick Trant of Waterford. The top two generations of this pedigree appear on a pedigree in the former Ulster Office of Arms.[3] The family pedigree was also published in Burke's Irish Landed Gentry under the heading MacCarthy of Srugrena Abbey Co. Kerry.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [unreliable source?]"The Descent of the Crown of Desmond, 1118-1596". Terence Francis McCarthy. Retrieved on 13 November 2008.
  2. ^ [original research?]Norfolk 51,162. College of Arms London.
  3. ^ Irish Recorded Pedigrees Volume 28 pages 77-8.
  4. ^ Burke's Irish Landed Gentry (1912).

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