Mal mac Rochride

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Mal, son of Rochraide, a descendant of the legendary hero Conall Cernach, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a king of the Ulaid and later a High King of Ireland. He took the High Kingship after he killed Tuathal Techtmar at Mag Line (Moylinny near Larne, County Antrim), and ruled for four years, at the end of which he was killed by Tuathal's son Fedlimid Rechtmar. The Lebor Gabála Érenn synchronises his reign with that of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius (138–161).[1] The chronology of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 100–104,[2] that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 106–110.[3] His son was Tipraiti Tireach

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  1. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 311-323
  2. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.40
  3. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M106-110
Preceded by
Tuathal Techtmar
High King of Ireland
LGE 2nd century AD
FFE AD 100–104
AFM AD 106–110
Succeeded by
Fedlimid Rechtmar