Charles-Edwards, T. M., Early Christian Ireland, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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Early Christian Ireland
Cambridge University Press
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early medieval Ireland the church in Ireland
History, society and culture
Áed Cerr mac ColmáinÁed Cerr mac Colmáin
(ob. 595)
An unhistorical king of Leinster from the Uí Dúnlainge, whose parental name was apparently altered by medieval genealogists to take the place of Áed mac Senaig, king of Leinster of the Uí Máil.
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Áed Díbchíne mac SenaigÁed Díbchíne mac Senaig
(ob. 595)
King of Leinster, son of Senach Díbech of the Uí Máil.
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Colmán Már mac CoirpriColmán Már mac Coirpri
(fl. 6th century?)
Colmán Mór mac Coirpri
King of Leinster from the Uí Dúnlainge branch of the Laigin, son of Coirpre mac Cormaic.
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Corcu DuibneCorcu Duibne
Corca Dhuibhne
Early Irish population group, whose territory was roughly coterminous with the Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas (Co. Kerry) and surrounding lands.
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Corcu LoígdeCorcu Loígde
No short description available
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Corcu ÓcheCorcu Óche
Corco Óche;Corcu Óchae;Corcu Oíche;Corca Oíche

A client people of the Uí Fhidgente.

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CruithniCruithni / Cruthin

The name given to early medieval peoples in modern-day Co. Antrim and western parts of Co. Down, of which the kingdoms of the Dál nAraidi and the Uí Echach Cobo are the best known represetatives. The name is viewed as a cognate of Britt. *Priteni (> W. Prydyn). The fact that the same name was sometimes used to describe population groups in Scotland that are described elsewhere as Picts has led to much speculation and even to confusion that the Cruithni in Ireland were Picts themselves.

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Fáelán mac ColmáinFáelán mac Colmáin
(ob. 666)
King of Leinster from the Uí Dúnlainge branch of the Laigin.
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Laidcenn mac BaircedaLaidcenn mac Bairc(h)eda
(supp. fl. 5th century ?)
early Irish poet, said to be of the Dál nAraidi. Two early poems (beg. Énna, Labraid and Nidu dír dermait) belonging to the so-called rhyming ‘Leinster poems’ are ascribed to him.
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Mo Lua of ClonfertmulloeMo Lua of Clonfertmulloe
Lugaid moccu Óche
Patron saint of Clúain Fertae Mo Lua (Clonfertmulloe) and Druim Snechta (Drumsnat, Co. Monaghan).
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Mog RuithMog Ruith
Mug Roith, Mug Ruith
Legendary Irish magician from Munster, who was linked in Ireland to biblical and apocryphal traditions, notably as a pupil under Simon Magus and as one responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist. He appears in Irish genealogies as a descendant of Medb and her lover Fergus mac Roích and as an ancestor for Fir Maige Féine, in the area about present-day Fermoy.
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Rónán mac ÁedaRónán mac Áeda
(fl. early 7th century)
Rónán mac Áedo
Irish bishop, a son of Áed, king of Leinster, and brother of Crimthann, king of Leinster (ob. 633). According to the genealogies, he is the great-grandfather of Cellach Cúalann (ob. 715), hence an ancestor of the Uí Chellaig Cúalann. The king of Leinster of the same name in the tale Fingal Rónáin may have been based on him, or his brother, but similar suggestions have been made in favour of Rónán mac Colmáin.
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Uí ChennselaigUí Chennselaig
Uí Cheinnselaig
Group of dynasties based in Leinster.

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Uí LiatháinUí Liatháin
Uí Líatháin

Early Irish dynasty based in Munster whose kingdom was situated in what is now roughly south-east Cork. Eochu Liathán, son of Dáire Cerbba, is the eponymous ancestor from whom the Uí Liatháin claimed descent.

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Uí MáilUí Máil

Early Irish dynasty of Leinster, whose territory corresponded roughly with the plain of the river Liffey, extending south to Baltinglass.

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early Irish law
List of maps; List of tables; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; A note on pronunciation; A note on the Chronicle of Ireland;
[1] “Ireland in the seventh century: a tour”
[2] “Irish society c.700: I. Communities”
[3] “Irish society c.700: II. Social distinctions and moral values”
[4] “Ireland and Rome”
[5] “Conversion to Christianity”
[6] “The organisation of the early Irish church”
[7] “Columba, Iona and Lindisfarne”
[8] “Columbanus and his disciples”
[9] “The Paschal controversy”
[10] “The primatial claims of Armagh, Kildare and Canterbury”
[11] “The origins and rise of Uí Néill”
[12] “The kingship of Tara”
[13] “The powers of kings”
[14] “Conclusion”
“Appendix: genealogies and king-lists”
“Glossary: Irish and Latin”
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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