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king of Ailech from the Cenél nEógain; son of Áed Allán
a king of Munster from the Eóganacht Locha Léin.
Tragic hero in the tale of Fingal Rónáin, according to which he was a son of the king of Leinster, Rónán, and was slain at his behest after false allegations of sexually assaulting the king’s new wife (Máel Fothartaig’s stepmother).
“Mael Mór is said to have been variously the half-brother, foster-brother, or tutor of Diarmait mac Fergusa Cherrbéoil, the kinsman and successor of Tuathal.” (Thornton, David E., Kings, chronologies, and genealogies (2003): 207).

Máel Muru of Othain See: Máel Muru Othna

  • d. 887
  • Othain ... Fahan, Co. Donegal
Early Irish poet and historian, who was apparently attached to the monastery of Othain (now Fahan, Inishowen barony, Co. Donegal), as his epithet suggests

Máel Odráin ... poet See: Máel Odráin [poet]

  • d. 792
  • Tamlachta
Founding bishop-abbot of the monastery of Tallaght (Ir. Tamlacht, Co. Dublin) and a pioneer and leader of a kind of monastic reform that inspired the emergence of the Céli Dé.

Máel Ruba See: Máel Rubai

  • d. 722
  • Bennchor ... Bangor, Apor Crossan ... Applecross
Abbot and founder of the monastery of Apor Crossan (Applecross, Scotland), commemorated as a saint in Irish and Scottish sources.

Máel Sechnaill II See: Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill