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Dál nAraidi

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A kingdom of the Cruithni in north-east Ulster.
See also: Áed Dub mac SuibniÁed Dub mac Suibni
(d. 588)
A king of Dál nAraide (563-588) who became chiefly known for slaying Díarmait mac Cerbaill, the Uí Néill king of Tara. The deed is depicted in Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill.
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Conall CernachConall Cernach
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
Warrior of the Ulaid in the Ulster Cycle; son of Amergin and Findchóem. In Irish genealogies, he is presented as an ancestor of the kings of the Dál nAraidi and the Uí Echach Coba.
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Fíachna mac BáetáinFíachna mac Báetáin
(fl. early 7th century, d. 626)
Fíachna Find, Fíachna Lurgan
King of Dál nAraide in Ulster and overking of the Ulaid.
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Laidcenn mac BaircedaLaidcenn mac Bairc(h)eda
(supp. fl. 5th century ?)
early Irish poet, said to be of the Dál nAraidi. Two early poems (beg. Énna, Labraid and Nidu dír dermait) belonging to the so-called rhyming ‘Leinster poems’ are ascribed to him.
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Suibne GeiltSuibne Geilt
(supp. fl. 6th/7th century)
Suibhne Geilt, Suibne mac Colmáín Chúair
A king of Dál nAraide who figures most prominently in the tale Buile Shuibhne.
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Uí Echach CobaUí Echach Coba
Uí Echach Cobo;Uí Echach Ulad

Early Irish dynasty of the Cruithni, located roughly in the coterminous territory of Iveagh (Uí Echach), in what is now west Co. Down.

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Cruithni / Cruthin
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Uí Echach Coba
Uí Echach Coba
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