Connacht/Cúige Chonnacht

See also: Brión mac Echach MuigmedóinBrión mac Echach Muigmedóin
(supp. fl. 4th/5th century)
Brían mac Echach Muigmedóin
In Irish tradition, a son of Eochaid Mugmedón, a half-brother to Níall Noígíallach, and eponymous ancestor of the Uí Briúin, a branch of the Connachta.
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Cet mac MágachCet mac Mágach
Cet mac Mátach
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Warrior in the Ulster Cycle of tales; hero of Connacht; in some texts, brother of Findchóem and uncle of Conall Cernach.
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Crimthann mac LugdachCrimthann mac Lugdach
(supp. fl. 5th/6th century)
(time-frame ass. with Ciarán of Clonmacnoise)
A king of Connacht from the Uí Maine in the hagiographical dossier associated with Ciarán of Clonmacnoise. He is said to have ruled around the time of the saint’s birth. His father is identified as Lugaid mac Dalláin, which according to some pedigrees would make him a great-great-grandson of Maine Mór, eponymous ancestor of the Uí Maine.

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John FergusFergus (John)
Ó Fearghusa (Seán)
Irish physician, scholar and manuscript collector in Dublin, who probably was from Connacht originally. One of the Irish manuscripts he had in his possession, the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum, is named after him and appears to have been a family heirloom.
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Giolla Brighde AlbanachGiolla Brighde Albanach
(fl. 13th c., first half)
Scottish poet who became active in Connacht.
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The seven MainesThe seven Maines
seven Maines, The
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle, Conaire Mór, Conchobar mac Nessa)
In the Ulster Cycle, the seven Maines (na secht Maine) are a collective designation for the seven, or eight, sons of Medb and Ailill, all of whom are named Maine: Maine Máithremail and Maine Aithremail, Maine Míngor and Maine Mórgor, Maine Andóe, Maine Milscothach and/or Maine Mó Epert, and Maine Conda(s)gaib/Cotagaib Uile.
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Medb ChrúachnaMedb of Crúachan
Medb of Crúachan, Medb Crúachna, Medb of Connacht
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Queen of the Connachta, co-ruler with her husband Ailill mac Máta, in the Ulster Cycle. She is said to have a daughter, Findabair, and seven sons known as the seven Maines. Her lover is Fergus mac Róich.
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Ó Maoil Chonaire familyÓ Maoil Chonaire family
Important learned family of poets, historians and scribes based in Connacht.
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