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Brian Bórama (Bóruma, Boru)

Brian Bórama (Bóruma, Boru) (d. 1014), high-king of Ireland, was born towards the middle of the tenth century. The surviving sources record the event under the year 941, but may have done so retrospectively in recognition of the fame he acquired relatively quickly in death. His…

Diarmait (Diarmait mac Maíl (Máel) na Mbó)

Diarmait (Diarmait mac Maíl (Máel) na mBó) (d.1072), Gaelic lord, was the son of Donnchad son of Diarmait, otherwise known as Donnchad Máel na mBó (qv) who died in 1006 when Diarmait was a young boy. His mother is named as Aífe…

Donnchad

Donnchad (d. 1064), son of Brian, was a son of Brian Bórama (qv) and his wife Gormlaith (qv) (d. 1030), daughter of Murchad son of Finn of the Uí Fháeláin; she had previously been…

Mac Liacc, Muirchertach

Mac Liacc, Muirchertach (d. 1016), was described in the Annals of Ulster on his death as ardollam Érenn (chief poet of Ireland). In later tradition he is primarily associated with Brian Bórama (qv) whose literary…

Mac Murchada, Diarmait (MacMurrough, Dermot)

Mac Murchada, Diarmait (MacMurrough, Dermot) (d. 1171), Gaelic lord, was the son of Donnchad who was himself the son of Murchad (qv) (a son of Diarmait (qv) son of…

Ua Briain, Conchobar

Ua Briain, Conchobar (d. 1142) was a son of Diarmait Ua Briain (qv) (d. 1118) and of Mór, daughter of Domnall son of Gilla-Phátraic. Along with his half-brothers, Tairdelbach (…

Ua Briain, Diarmait

Ua Briain, Diarmait (d. 1118) was a son of the Munster king, Tairdelbach ua Briain (qv) (d. 1086) and of Dubchoblaig, daughter of Lorcán, of the Leinster dynasty of Uí Chennselaig. Already politically active during his father'…

Ua Briain, Domnall

Ua Briain, Domnall (d. 1115) was a son of Tadc Ua Briain (d. 1086) son of Tairdelbach (qv) (d. 1086). His mother, Mór, was the daughter of Echmarcach (qv) son of Ragnall of the…

Ua Briain, Domnall Mór

Ua Briain, Domnall Mór (‘the great’) (d. 1194) was a son of Tairdelbach Ua Briain (qv) (d. 1167) and of Sadb, daughter of Donnchad (qv) son of Gilla-Phátraic, king of Osraige. Dynastic…

Ua Briain, Muirchertach

Ua Briain, Muirchertach (c.1050–1119) was a son of Tairdelbach ua Briain (qv) (d. 1086) and a great-grandson of Brian Bórama (qv). His mother was Derbfhorgaill,…

Ua Briain, Tairdelbach

Ua Briain, Tairdelbach (1009–86) was the son of Tadc son of Brian (d. 1023) and a grandson of Brian Bórama (qv). His mother was Mór, daughter of Gilla-Brigte Ua Maíl Muaid, king of Cenél Fiachach. Among his wives was Gormlaith…

Ua Briain, Tairdelbach

Ua Briain, Tairdelbach (d. 1167) was a son of Diarmait Ua Briain (qv) (d. 1118) and Mór, daughter of Ruaidrí na Saide Buide Ua Conchobair (qv). He proved a loyal…