Tadc mac Briain

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Tadc or Tadg mac Briain (died 1023) was the son of Brian Boru and Echrad, daughter of Carlus mac Ailella of Uí Áeda Odba.[1] Tadc had one son, Toirdelbach Ua Briain (Turlough O'Brien), with his wife Mór, daughter of Gilla Brigte Ua Maíl Muaid of Cenél Fiachach.[2]

After Brian Boru's death at the battle of Clontarf in 1014, Tadc was a serious contender to the kingship of Munster, rivalling his half brother Donnchad mac Briain.[3] Tadc was assassinated at the instigation of Donnchad in 1023.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duffy, Seán (2004). "Brian Bóruma (Brian Boru) (c.941–1014)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  2. ^ Bracken, Damian (2004), "Ua Briain, Toirdelbach [Turlough O'Brien] (1009–1086)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, retrieved 2008-03-06
  3. ^ a b Bracken, Damian (2004). "Mac Briain, Donnchad (d. 1064)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 6 March 2008.