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‘kindred of Coirpre (son of Níall Noígíallach)’, a branch of the southern Uí Néill based in northeast Connacht and at some point, in the north of Tethbae; by extension, the peoples or kingdoms ruled by the Cenél Coirpri.
‘kindred of Conall (Gulban, son of Níall Noígíallach)’, branch of the northern Uí Néill
‘kindred of Fíachu (son of Níall Noígíallach)’, branch of the southern Uí Néill
‘kindred of Lóegaire (son of Níall Noígíallach)’, branch of the southern Uí Néill.
  • supp. fl. 7th century
  • Túaim Drecain, Daire Lúráin
Irish scholar. A peculiar tale which became attached to him in Irish tradition is that following an injury sustained in battle, he lost a portion of the brain known as the ‘brain of forgetting’ and thereby became a repository of knowledge and lore.
king of the Dál Cais, father of Brían Bóruma.