Maigh Seóla

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Early peoples and kingdoms of Ireland, c.800

Maigh Seóla (Irish pronunciation: [mˠiːj ˈʃoːl̪ˠə]) was the territory that included land along the east shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. It was bounded by the Uí Maine vassal kingdom of Soghain. Its rulers up to the 1220s were the Muintir Murchada, who took the surname O'Flaherty. They were based at Loch Cime (later called Lough Hackett) until forced into Iar Connacht by the O Conor Kings of Connacht in the 11th century.

Kings of Maigh Seóla[edit]

Annalistic references[edit]

From the Annals of the Four Masters:

  • M990.7 - The wind sunk the island of Loch Cimbe suddenly, with its dreach and rampart, i.e. thirty feet.

See also[edit]


  • Medieval Ireland: Territorial, Political and Economic Divisions, Paul MacCotter, Four Courts Press, 2008, pp. 133–134. ISBN 978-1-84682-098-4