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Brian Bóruma See: Brian Boru

Brían Bóruma See: Brian Boru

  • c. 941–23 April 1014
High-king of Ireland from the Dál Cais, son of Cennétig mac Lorcáin (d. 951); typically known for breaking the hegemony of the Uí Néill in Ireland; died at the battle of Clontarf (1014). He is the celebrated hero of Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib, a twelfth-century propagandistic narrative text that has helped to enhance his reputation.

Brían mac Echach Muigmedóin See: Brión mac Echach Muigmedóin

hostel-keeper (briugu) in the Ulster Cycle of tales
  • c. 439/452–c. 524/526
  • Cell Dara
patron saint of Kildare, whose cult spread both within and outside of Ireland.
  • supp. fl. 4th/5th century
  • Connacht
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.
  • supp. fl. 5th century
  • Imlech Broccada
Irish saint, patron of Imlech Ech/Broccada (modern Emlagh, Co. Roscommon). In the Additamenta in the Book of Armagh, he is given as one of the sons of Patrick's sister, along with Lommán of Trim and a number of others.
  • suppl fl. 5th century
Irish saint noted for having been a scribe (scríbnid) of Saint Patrick’s household. There are other saints of the same name or name-group (Broc, Broccaid, Broccán) who were said to be related to St Patrick, such as Broccaid of Emlagh (Co. Roscommon) and Broccán of Breachmagh/Breaghey (Co. Armagh), both of whom are given as a son of Patrick’s sister Darerca. Ó Riain has suggested that they may have all originated as a single individual.