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.
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. 5th/6th century
- Tréguier, Ceredigion, Saint-Brieuc, St Breock, Llandyfrïog, Angers, Saint-Serge, Saint-Brieuc cathedral
- supp. fl. 4th/5th century
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.