List of kings of Leinster

List of kings of Leinster

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Kings of Leinster
Rí Laighin
Map of Leinster, c. 10th century.
Details
Style Rí Laighin
First monarch Úgaine Mór
Last monarch Domhnall Spáinneach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
Formation Ancient
Abolition 1603 or 1632 (de facto)
Residence Dún Ailinne
Appointer Tanistry

The following is a provisional list of the Kings of Leinster who ruled the Irish kingdom of Leinster (or Laigin) up to 1632 with the death of Domhnall Spainneach Mac Murrough Caomhanach, the last legitimately inaugurated head of the MacMurrough Kavanagh royal line. Today's province of Leinster is considerably larger than the former kingdom.

Legendary Kings

Kings of Leinster

Laigin, classical antiquity

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Úgaine Mór
634–594 BC
Son of Eochu Buadach unknown 594 BCE
Lóegaire Lorc
594–592 BC
Son of Úgaine Mór unknown 592 BCE
Ailill Áine
592–592 BC
Son of Lóegaire Lorc unknown 592 BCE
Cobthach Cóel Breg
592–542 BC
Son of Úgaine Mór unknown 542 BCE
Labraid Loingsech
542–523 BC
Son of Ailill Áine mac Lóegaire Lorc unknown 523 BCE
Cathair Mór
119–122 AD
Son of Fedlimid Fir Urglais mac Cormac Gealtach 11 children 122 AD

Uí Cheinnselaig, 5th century

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fiacha Baicheda mac Cathair Mór

Son of Cathair Mór unknown unknown
Bressal Bélach mac Fiacha Baicheda
–436
Son of Fiacha Baicheda mac Cathair Mór unknown 436
Énnae Cennsalach mac Labhradh

Son of Labhradh mac Bressal Bélach unknown unknown

Uí Bairrche, 5th century

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach Mo Sníthech mac Dáire Barrach

(claimant)
Son of Dáire Barrach mac Cathair Mór unknown unknown
Móenach mac Muiredach Mo Sníthech

(claimant)
Son of Muiredach Mo Sníthech mac Dáire Barrach unknown unknown

Uí Enechglaiss, –446

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Mac Cairthinn mac Coelboth
–446
unknown Son of Cóelbad unknown 446

Uí Cheinnselaig, 446–483

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Crimthann mac Énnai
446–483
Son of Énnae Cennsalach unknown 483

Uí Garrchon, 483–495

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fincath mac Garrchu
483–485
unknown Son of Garrchú mac Fothaid unknown 485
Fráech mac Finchada
485–495
unknown Son of Fincath mac Garrchu unknown 495

Uí Dúnlainge, 495–592

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Ailill mac Dúnlainge
495–527
Son of Dúnlaing mac Énda Niada unknown 527
Cormac mac Ailillo
527–535
Son of Ailill mac Dúnlainge unknown 535
Coirpre mac Cormac
535–546
Son of Cormac mac Ailillo unknown 546
Colmán Már mac Coirpre
546–576
Son of Coirpre mac Cormac unknown 576
Áed Dub mac Colmáin
576–592
Son of Colmán Már mac Coirpre unknown 639

Uí Máil, 592–595

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Áed Dibchine
592–595
Son of Seanach Diodhach mac Carthann Muadh unknown 595

Uí Cheinnselaig, 595–624

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Brandub mac Echach
595–605
Son of Echu mac Muiredaig unknown 605
Rónán mac Colmáin
605–624
Son of Colmán mac Cormaic unknown 624

Uí Máil, 624–633

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Crimthann mac Áedo
624–633
Son of Áed Dibchine unknown 633

Uí Dúnlainge, 633–666

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fáelán mac Colmáin
633–656
656–666
Son of Colmán Már mac Coirpri unknown 666

Uí Cheinnselaig, 656

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Crundmáel Erbuilc
656
Son of Rónán mac Colmáin unknown 656

Uí Máil, 666–680

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fiannamail mac Máele Tuile
666–680
Son of Máele Tuile mac Rónán Crach unknown 680

Uí Dúnlainge, 680–693

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran Mut mac Conaill
680–693
Son of Conall mac Fáelán unknown 693

Uí Máil, 693–715

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cellach Cualann
693–715
Son of Gertighe mac Diocolla Dana unknown 715

Uí Dúnlainge, 715–728

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Murchad mac Brain Mut
715–727
Son of Bran Mut mac Conaill unknown 727
Dúnchad mac Murchado
727–728
Son of Murchad mac Brain Mut unknown 728

Uí Fáeláin, 728–738

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fáelán mac Murchado
728–738
Son of Murchad mac Brain Mut unknown 738

Uí Dúnlainge, 738

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran Becc mac Murchado
738
Son of Murchad mac Brain Mut unknown 738

Uí Cheinnselaig, 738

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Áed mac Colggen
738
Son of Colcú mac Bressail unknown 738

Uí Muiredaig, 738–760

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach mac Murchado
738–760
Son of Murchad mac Brain Mut unknown 760

Uí Dúnchada, 760–776

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cellach mac Dúnchada
760–776
unknown Son of Dúnchad mac Murchado unknown 776

Uí Fáeláin, 776–785

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Ruaidrí mac Fáeláin
776–785
Son of Fáelán mac Murchado unknown 785

Uí Muiredaig, 785–795

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran Ardchenn
785–795
Son of Muiredach mac Murchado unknown 795

Uí Dúnchada, 795–808

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fínsnechta Cethardec
795–808
unknown Son of Cellach mac Dúnchada unknown 808

Uí Muiredaig, 808–818

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach mac Brain
808–818
Son of Bran Ardchenn unknown 818

Uí Fáeláin, 818–829

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach mac Ruadrach
818–829
Son of Ruaidrí mac Fáeláin unknown 829

Uí Muiredaig, 829–834

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cellach mac Brain
829–834
Son of Bran Ardchenn unknown 834

Uí Dúnchada, 834–838

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran mac Fáeláin
834–838
unknown Son of Fáelán mac Cellaig unknown 838

Uí Muiredaig, 838–854

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Lorcán mac Cellaig
838–851
Son of Cellach mac Brain unknown unknown
Túathal mac Máele-Brigte
851–854
Son of Muiredach mac Brain unknown 854

Uí Dúnchada, 854–862

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Ruarc mac Bran
854–862
unknown Son of Bran mac Fáeláin unknown 862

Uí Fáeláin, 862–863

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muirecán mac Diarmata
862–863
Son of Diarmata mac Ruadrach unknown 863

Uí Muiredaig, 863–871

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Dúnlaing mac Muiredaig
863–869
Son of Muiredach mac Brain unknown 869
Ailill mac Dúnlainge
869–871
Son of Dúnlaing mac Muiredaig unknown 871

Uí Fáeláin, 871–884

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Domnall mac Muirecáin
871–884
Son of Muirecán mac Diarmata unknown 884

Uí Dúnchada, 884–885

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach mac Brain
884–885
unknown Son of Bran mac Fáeláin unknown 885

Uí Fáeláin, 885–909

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cerball mac Muirecáin
885–909
Son of Muirecán mac Diarmata unknown 909

Uí Muiredaig, 909–917

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Augaire mac Aililla
909–917
Son of Ailill mac Dúnlainge unknown 917

Uí Dúnchada, 917–943

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Faelan mac Muiredach
917–942
unknown Son of Muiredach mac Brain unknown 942
Lorcán mac Fáelán
942–943
unknown Son of Faelan mac Muiredach unknown 943

Uí Fáeláin, 943–947

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran Fionn mac Máelmórda
943–947
Son of Máelmórda mac Muirecán unknown 947

Uí Muiredaig, 947–958

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Túathal mac Úgaire
947–958
Son of Augaire mac Aililla unknown 958

Uí Dúnchada, 958–966

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cellach mac Faelan
958–966
unknown Son of Faelan mac Muiredach unknown 966

Uí Fáeláin, 966–972

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Murchad mac Bran Fionn
966–972
Son of Bran Fionn mac Máelmórda unknown 972

Uí Muiredaig, 972–978

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Úgaire mac Túathail
972–978
Son of Túathal mac Úgaire unknown 978

Uí Dúnchada, 978–1003

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Domnall Claen
978–984
unknown Son of Lorcán mac Fáelán unknown 984
Donnchad mac Domnall Claen
984–1003
unknown Son of Domnall Claen unknown unknown

Uí Fáeláin, 1003–1014

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Máelmórda mac Murchada
1003–1014
Son of Murchad mac Bran Fionn unknown 1014

Uí Muiredaig, 1014–1016

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Dúnlaing mac Tuathal
1014
Son of Túathal mac Úgaire unknown 1014
Donncuan mac Dúnlainge
1014–1016
Son of Dúnlaing mac Tuathal unknown 1016

Uí Fáeláin, 1016–1018

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran mac Máelmórda
1016–1018
Son of Máelmórda mac Murchada unknown unknown

Uí Muiredaig, 1018–1033

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Augaire mac Dúnlainge
1018–1024
Son of Dúnlaing mac Tuathal unknown 1024
Donnchad mac Dúnlainge
1024–1033
Son of Dúnlaing mac Tuathal unknown unknown

Mac Giolla Phádraig, 1033–1039

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Donnchad mac Gilla Pátraic
1033–1039
Son of Gilla Pátraic mac Donnchada unknown 1039

Uí Muiredaig, 1039–1042

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Murchad mac Dúnlainge
1039–1042
Son of Dúnlaing mac Tuathal unknown 1042

Mac Murchada, 1042–1115

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Diarmait mac Maíl na mBó
1042–1072
Son of Donnchad Máel na mBó unknown 7 February 1072
Murchad mac Diarmata
1052–1070
Son of Diarmait mac Maíl na mBó unknown 1070
Domnall mac Murchada
1072–1075
Son of Murchad mac Diarmata unknown 1075
Donnchad mac Domnaill Remair
1075–1089
Son of Domnall Remar mac Máel na mBó unknown 1089
Énna mac Diarmata
1089–1092
Son of Diarmait mac Maíl na mBó unknown 1092
Diarmait mac Énna
1092–1098
Son of Énna mac Diarmata unknown 1098
Donnchadh mac Murchada
1098–1115
Son of Murchad mac Diarmata unknown 1115

Ó Conchobhair Uí Failghe, 1115

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Conchobar mac Congalaig
1115
Son of Congalach Ua Conchobair unknown 1115

Mac Murchada, 1115–1171

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Diarmait mac Énna meic Murchada
1115–1117
Son of Énna mac Murchada unknown 1117
Enna mac Donnchada meic Murchada
1117–1126
Son of Donnchadh mac Murchada unknown 1126
Diarmait mac Murchada
1126–1166
1169–1171
Son of Donnchad mac Murchada unknown 1171

Caomhánach, 1171–1603

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Domhnall Caomhánach mac Murchada
1171–1175
Son of Diarmait mac Murchada unknown 1175
Domhnall Óg mac Domhnall Caomhánach

Son of Domhnall Caomhánach mac Murchada unknown unknown
Muirchertach mac Domhnall Óg mac Murchada Caomhánach
–1282
Son of Domhnall Óg mac Domhnall Caomhánach unknown 1282
Muiris mac Muirchertach mac Murchada Caomhánach
1282–1314
Son of Muirchertach mac Domhnall Óg mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1314
Art mac Murchada Caomhánach
1314–1323
Son of Domhnall Óg mac Domhnall Caomhánach unknown 1361
Domhnall mac Art mac Murchada Caomhánach
1323–1338
Son of Art mac Domhnall Óg mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1338
Domhnall mac Domhnall mac Murchada Caomhánach
1338–1347
Son of Domhnall mac Art mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1338
Muirchertach mac Muiris mac Murchada Caomhánach
1347–1354
Son of Muiris mac Muirchertach mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1354
Art Mór mac Murchada Caomhánach
1354–1362
Son of Muirchertach mac Muiris mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1362
Diarmait mac Murchada Caomhánach
1362–1369
Son of Domhnall mac Domhnall mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1369
Donnchadh mac Muirchertach mac Murchada Caomhánach
1369–1375
Son of Muirchertach mac Muiris mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1375
Art Mór mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1369–1375
Son of Muirchertach mac Muiris mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1375
Art Óg mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1375–1417
Son of Art Mór mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1417
Donnchadh mac Art mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1417–1478
Son of Art Óg mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1478
Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1478
Son of Gerald mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1478
Muircheartach mac Donnchadh mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1478–1512
Son of Donnchadh mac Art mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1512
Art Buidhe mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1512–1517
Son of Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1517
Gerald mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1517–1523
Son of Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1523
Muiris mac Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1523–1531
Son of Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1531
Muircheartach mac Art Buidhe mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1531–1547
Son of Art Buidhe mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1547
Muiris mac Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1523–1531
Son of Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1531
Murchadh mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1531–1557
Son of Muiris mac Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1531
Criomthann mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1557–1582
Son of Murchadh mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1582
Domhnall Spáinneach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1582–1603
Son of Donnchadh mac Cathaoir mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1632

See also

Sources

  • Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, section 26, page 181, Ríg Lagen; http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G800011A/text026.html
  • Kings of Leinster Genealogical Tables, pages 288–290,"Irish Kings and High Kings", Francis John Byrne, Dublin, 1973.
  • Kings, Saints and Sagas, Alfred. P. Smyth, in Wicklow:History and Society, 1994. ISBN 978-0-906602-30-0
  • Kings, the kingship of Leinster and the regnal poems of "laidshencfhas Laigen:a reflection of dynastic politics in Leinster, 650–1150, Edel Bhreathnach, in Seanchas:Studies in Early and Medieval Irish Archaeology, History and Literature in Honour of Francis John Byrne, ed. Alfred P. Smyth, pp. 299–312, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2000
  • Kings of Leinster Genealogical Tables, pages 247–249, "War, Politics and the Irish of Leinster 1156–1606", Emmett O'Bryne, Dublin, 2004.
  • Register of Irish Chiefs as compiled by genealogist Sean J. Murphy: http://homepage.eircom.net/~seanjmurphy/chiefs/register.htm

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