Crimthann mac Lugdach

  • supp. fl. 5th/6th century
  • Connacht, Uí Maine
  • kings
  • (agents)
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.

See also: Connacht
Connacht/Cúige Chonnacht
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Rícenn ingen Crimthainn
Rícenn ingen Crimthainn
(supp. fl. 5th/6th century)
Daughter of Crimthann, king of Connacht, in a medieval Irish tale according to which she married the king of Thomond, taking the place of Caírech Dergáin so that the latter could keep her vow of chastity.

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Uí MaineUí Maine
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Secondary sources (select)

Kehnel, Annette, Clonmacnois: the church and lands of St. Ciarán. Change and continuity in an Irish monastic foundation (6th to 16th century), Vita Regularis: Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter. Abhandlungen, 8, Münster: LIT, 1997. 368 pp.
Universität Mannheim, Historisches Institut: <link>
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