Tír Fhíacrach Múaidhe

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Tir Fhiacrach Muaidhe
Ui Fhiacrach Muirisce
Túath/ Tríocha Céad
History
 • Createduncertain
 • Abolished1603
 • Succeeded byBarony of Tireragh, County Sligo
StatusTúath (Territory)
Subdivisions
 • TypeParishes/Townlands


Irish: Tír Fhíacrach Múaidhe, meaning "Country of the Uí Fhíacrach of the River Moy" is a territory in County Sligo in northwest Ireland. It is now represented by the barony of Tireragh.[1]

The land of Fiachrae, son of Eochaid Mugmedon.

History[edit]

Ua Dubhda (O'Dowd) were kings of Tir Fhiacrach. In 982 Aedh ua Dubhda (Aedh grandson of Dubhda), King of Uí Fiachrach Muaidhe, died "an untroubled death". He was the first of his dynasty to use the surname O Dubhda.

Tiobraide, chief of Uí-Fiachrach in the time of St. Columcille, granted the land around the hill of Cnoc na Maili, now the Red Hill of Skreen, St Adomnan founded here the monastery of Skreen.

In 598 AD the battle of Aughris was fought between the Cinél Cairbre and the Cinél Fiacrach.

List of Kings[edit]

Aedh ua Dubhda

References[edit]

  1. ^ @irishcentral. "What's your Irish County? County Sligo". IrishCentral.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26.