Nuadu Finn Fáil

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Nuadu Finn Fáil (Nuadu the Fair of Fál - a poetic name for Ireland), son of Gíallchad, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland, who took power after he killed his predecessor, and his father's killer, Art Imlech. The Lebor Gabála Érenn says he ruled for either sixty or forty years[1] (Geoffrey Keating says twenty,[2] the Four Masters forty)[3] before being killed by Art's son Bres Rí. The Lebor Gabála synchronises his reign with that of Cyaxares of the Medes (625–585 BC). The chronology of Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 755–735 BC, that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 1002–962 BC. His son was Áedan Glas, whose son was Siomón Brecc mac Aedan. In turn, Siomón's son was Muiredach Bolgrach.

Preceded by
Art Imlech
High King of Ireland
LGE 7th/6th century BC
FFE 755–735 BC
AFM 1002–962 BC
Succeeded by
Bres Rí


  1. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 247-249
  2. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.26
  3. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M4198-4238