Sláine mac Dela
Sláine (Sláinge, Slánga), son of Dela, of the Fir Bolg was the legendary first High King of Ireland, who cleared the forest around Brú na Bóinne. He reportedly came ashore at Wexford Harbour at the mouth of the River Slaney.
The Fir Bolg invaded Ireland with five thousand men. Sláine and his four brothers, who were descended from one of the sons of Nemed, divided Ireland amongst themselves. Sláine, the youngest of the five, took Leinster, Gann north Munster, Sengann south Munster, Genann Connacht and Rudraige Ulster. They elected Sláine as ruler over them.
- Lebor Gabála Érenn §46-52
- Cath Maige Tuired §1-19
- Annals of the Four Masters M3266-M3267
- Geoffrey Keating, History of Ireland 1.8, 1.9
|High King of Ireland
AFM 1934–1933 BC
FFE 1514–1513 BC