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of Heber and to Lughaidh, son of Ithe, whose posterity continued there
accordingly.

This invasion, conquest, or plantation of Ireland by the Milesian or
Scottish Nation took place in the Year of the World three thousand five
hundred, or the next year after Solomon began the foundation of the
Temple of Jerusalem, aud one thousand six hundred and ninety-nine
years before the Nativity of our Saviour Jesus Christ ; which, according
to the Irish computation of Time, occurred Anno Mundi five thousand
one hundred and ninety-nine : therein agreeing with the Sejptuagint,
Roman Martyrologies, Eusebius, Orosius, and other ancient authors;
which computation the ancient Irish chroniclers exactly observed in their
Books of the Eeigns of the Monarchs of Ireland, and other Antiquities of
that Kingdom ; out of which the Eoll of the Monarchs of Ireland, from
the beginning of the Milesian Monarchy to their submission to King
Henry the Second of England, a Prince of their own Blood, is exactly
collected.

[As the Milesian invasion of Ireland took place the next year after
the laying of the foundation of the Temple of Jerusalem by Solomon,
King of Israel, we may infer that Solomon was contemporary with
Milesius of Spain ; and that the Pharaoh King of Egypt, who
(1 Kings iii. 1,) gave his daughter in marriage to Solomon, was the
Pharaoh who conferred on Milesius of Spain the hand of another daughter
Scota.]

Milesius of Spain bore three Lions in his shield and standard, for the
following reasons ; namely, that, in his travels in his younger days into
foreign countries, passing through Africa, he, by his cunning and valour,
killed in one morning three Lions ; and that, in memory of so noble and
valiant an exploit, he always after bore three Lions on his shield, which
his two surviving sons Heber and Heremon, and his grandson Heber Donn,
son of Ir, after their conquest of Ireland, divided amongst them, as well as
they did the country: each of them bearing a Lion in his shield and
banner, but of difi"erent colours ; which the Chiefs of their posterity con-
tinue to this day : some with additions and differences ; others plain and
entire as they had it from their ancestors.



56 IRISH PEDIGREES. [PART II

II.— ROLL OF THE MONARCHS OF IRELAND,

Since the Ililesian Conquest.

Names of the one hundred and eighty-four Kings* or Monarchs of
Ireland, from the conquest thereof by the Milesian or Scottish Nation,
Anno Mundi, 3,500, down to Roderick O'Connor, the Monarch of Ireland,
A.D. 1186 : a period which embraces two thousand eight hundred and
eighty-five years. The date opposite each name tells the year in which
the Monarch began to reign : —





Be/ore Christ,


1. H. Heber and Heremon, jointly, began to


reign


A.M. 3,500; or


... 1699


2. E. Heremon, alone.


... 1698


3. E. Muimne ]

4. E. Luighne '-Three Brothers,
0. E. Laighean j




... 1683




6. H. Er \




^R^et Four Brothers,


... 1680


9. H. Fergna )




10. E. IrialFaidh,


... 1680


11. E. Eithrial,


... 1670


12. H. Conmaol,


... 1650


13. E. Tighearnmas,


... 1620


14. L. Eochaidh Edghothach,


... 1543


15. I. Cearmna ) -r> .i
16.LSobhrach|^^^^^^^^'


... 1532


17. H. Eochaidh Faobhar-jjlas,


... 1492


18. E. Fiacha Lamhraein,


... 1472


19. H. Eochaidh Mumha,


... 1448


20. E. Aongus (or ^neas) Ollmucach,


... 1427


2 1 . H. Eanna Airgthach,


... 1409


22. E. Rotheacta,


1382


23. L Seidnae,


... 1357


24. I. Fiacha Fionn-Scothach,


... 1352


25. H. Munmoin,


... 1332


26. H. Fiialdergoid,


... 1327


27. I. Ollamh Fodhla, a.m. 3882,


... 1317


28. I. Finachta Fionn-sneachta, ...


1277


29. LSlanoll, ...


1257



* Kings: As the kings descended fiGm IJeLer, Ir, and Heremon (the three sons of
Milesius of Spain who left any issue), as well as those descended from their relative
Lughaidh, the son of Ithe, were all eligible for the Monarchy, the letter H, E, I or L,
is employed in the foregoing Roll of the Monarchs of Ireland, before the name of each
Monarch there given, to distinguish his lineal descent. Thus H, E, and I refer to the
three brothers Heber, Heremon, and Ir, respectively : H, is placed before the names of
the Monarchs who were descended from Heber ; E, "before those descended from Eremon
or Heremon ; I, before those descended from Ir ; and L, before those descended from
Lughaidh.



€HAP. TI.] ROLL OF THE MONARCHS OF IRELAND.



57



Before Christ.

30. I. Gead Ollghotliach, ... ... ... 1 240

31. I. Fiacha (3), ... ... ... ... 1228

32. I. Bergna, ... ... ... ... 1208

33. I. Olioll, 1196

34. E. Siorghnath Saogbalach ; lived 250 years, and

reigned 150 years, ... ... ... 1180

3.5. H. Rotheacta (2), ... ... 1030

36. H. Eiliomh, ... ... ... ... 1023

37. E. Giallcadh, 1022

38. H. Art Imleach, ... ... ... ... 1013

39. E. Nuadhas Fionnfail, ... ... ... 1001

40. H. Breas Rioghachta, ... ... ... 961

41. L. Eochaidh Apach, ... ... ... 952

42.1. Fionn, ... ... ... ... ... 951

43. H. Seidnae Innaraidh, ... ... ... 929

44. E. Simeon Breac, ... ... ... ... 909

45. H. Duach Fionn, ... ... ... ... 903

P46. E. Muireadach Bolgach, ... ... ... 893

47. H. Eanna Dearg, ... ... ... ... 892

48. H. Lughaidh lardhonn, ... ... ... 880

49. I. Siorlamhach, ... ... ... ... 871

50. H. Eochaidh Uarceas, ... ... ... 855

51. E. Eochaidh (Brother of No. 53), ... ... 843

52. H. Lughaidh Lamhdearg, ... ... .>. 838

E. Conang Beag-eaglach, .. ... ... 831

H. Art(2), ... ... 811

E. Fiacha Tolgrach ... ... ... ... 805

H. Olioll Fionn, ... ... ... ... 795

57. H. Eochaidh (7), ... 784

58. I. Argethamar, ... ... ... ... 777

59. E. Duach Ladhrach, ... ... ... 747

H. Lughaidh Lagha, ... ... ... 737

I, Aodh Euadh, )

LDithorba, \ 730

I. Cimbath. j

These three, Nos. 61, 62, and 63, were grandchildren of Argethamar, No.
58 j and they mutually agreed to reign by turns, each of them for seven
years. They accordingly ruled until each of them reigned three times
seven years ; and Aodh Ruadh (No. 61), before it came to his fourth turn
to reign, was drowned at Eas Ruadh [Easroe], now Ballyshannon, in the
county Donegal (eas : Irish, a cataract ; Heb. eshed, a pouring of water),
leaving issue one daughter named Macha Mongrua, who succeeded to the
Monarchy.

Before Christ.



53.

54.
55.
56.



60.
61.
62.
63.



64. I. Macha Mongrua (that daughter), ... ... 667

65. H. Reacht Righ-dearg, ... ... ... 653

QQ. E. Ugaine Mor (Hugony the Great), ... ... 633

67. E. Byncadh (survived his elevation to the Monarchy

only one day), ... ... ... ... 593



58 IRISH PEDIGREES. [PART XL

Before Christ,

68. E. Laeghaire Lore, ... ... ... ... 593

69. E. Cobthach Caoil-bhreagh, ... ... ... 591

70. E. Labhra LoDgseach, ... ... ... 541

71. E. Melg Molbhthach, ... 522

72. H. Moghcorb, 505

73. E. ^neas Ollamh, ... ... ... ... 498

74. E. lam Gleof athach, ... ... ... 480

75. H. Fearcorb, 473

76. E. Conla Caomh, ... ... ... ... 462

77. E. Olioll Casfiacalach, ... ... ... 442

78. H. Adhamhair Foltchaion, ... ... ... 417

79. E. Eochaidh Altleathan, ... ... ... 412

80. E. Fergus Fortamhail, ... ... ... 397

81. E. ^neas Turmeach-Teamreach, ... ... 384

82. E. Conall Collaimrach, ... ... ... 324

83. H. Niadhsedhaman, ... ... ... 319

84. E. Eanna Aigneach, ... ... ... 312

85. E. Crimthann Cosgrach, ... ... ... 292

86. I. Euadhri Mor (a quo " Clan-na-Eory "), ... 288

87. H. lonadraaor, ... ... ... ... 218

88. I.BresalBodhiobha, ... ... ... 209

89. H. Lughaidh Luaighne, ... ... ... 198

90. I. Coiigall Clareineach, ... ... ... 183

91. H. DuachDalladh-Deadha, ... ... ... 168

92. I. Fachna Fathach, ... ... ... ... 158

93. E. Eochaidh Feidlioch, ... ... ... 142

94. E. Eochaidh Aireamh, ... ... ... 130

95. E. Edersceal, ... ... ... ... 115

96. E. Xuadhas Xeacht, ... ... ... 110

97. E. Conaire Mor, ... ... ... ... 109

After the death of Conaire Mor, there was an Interregnura of five years.

98. E. Lughaidh Sriabhn-Dearg, ... ... ... 34

09. E. Conchobhair, ... " ... ... ... 8

100. E. Crimthann Xiadh-Xar, ... ... ... 7

In the seventh year of this Crimthann's reign, our LoRD Jesus Christ
was born.

Anno DominL

101. — Cairbre Cean-cait* (of the Firbolg race), ... 9

102. E. Feareadach Fionnfeachtnach, ... ... 14

103. E. Fiatach Fionn (a quo " Dal Fiatach "), ... 36

104. E. Fiacha Fionn-Ola, ... ... ... 39

105. I. Eiliomh MacConrach, ... ... ... bQ

106. E. Tuathal Teachtmar, ... ... ... 76

107. I. Mai MacRochraidhe, ... ... ... 106

* Cean-cait: This word cean-cait (" cat," gen. " cait :" Irish, a cat ; Gr. Vulg.
*'kat-is," "gat-as." and "kat-a ;" Lat. "cat-us ;" It. and Span, "gat-o ;" Fr. "chat ;"
Bel. "kat-te;" Russ. " kot-e ;" Arm. "kas;" Wei. and Cor. "kith;" and Turk.
*'ket-i") means cat-headed.



CHAP. II.] KOLL OF THE MONARCHS OF IRELAND. 59

Anno Domini,

108. E. Felim Eachtmar, ... ... ... 110

109. E. CathairMor, ... ... ... ... 119

110. E. Conn Ceadcatha, ... ... ... ... 123

111. E. ConaireMacMogha Laine, ... ... ... 157

1 12. E. Art Eanfhear* (ancestor of aEart), ... ... 165

113. L. Lughaidh Maccon, ... ... ... 195

114. E. Fergus Dubh-Dheadach, ... ... ... 225

115. E. Cormac Mac Art (or Cormac Ulfada), ... 226

116. E. EochaidhGunta, ... ... ... ... 266

117. E. Cairbre Liffechar, ... ... ... 267

1 1 8. L. Fothadh Airejtheach ) -d .r, oo^

119. L. Fothadh Cairpeach | ^^^^^^^^' ^^^

120. E. Fiacha Srabhteine (ancestor of O'Neill), ... 285

121. E. Colla Uais (ancestor of MacUais), ... ... 322

122. E. Muireadach Tireach, ... ... ... 326

m 123. I. Caolbadh, ... ... ... ... 356

" 124. E. Eochaidh Muigh Meadhoin, ... ... 357

125. H. Crimthann (3), ... ... ... .. 365

126. E. Niall Mor (or Nial of the Nine Hostages), ... 378

127. E. Dathi, ... ... ... ... ... 405

All the foregoing Monarchs were Pagans ; but some authors are of

opinion that Nos. 112, 115, and 126 were enlightened by the Holy Spirit

in the truths of Christianity. Others are of opinion that the Monarch

f Laeghaire, son of Niall Mor, and who is No. 128 on this Eoll, died a Pagan,

! although reigning at the time of the advent of St. Patrick, in Ireland.

Anno Domini.

128. E. Laeghaire MacNiall, ... ... ... 428

129. E. Olioll Molt, son of Dathi, ... ... ... 458

130. E. Lughaidh; son of Laaeghaire, ... ... 478

131. E. Muirceartach Mor MacEarca, brother of Fergus

Mor MacEarca, the Founder of the Milesian

Monarchy in Scotland, ... ... ... 503

132. E. Tuathal Maolgharbh, ... ... ... 527

133. E. Diarmid, son of Fergus Cearrbheoil, ... 538

134. E. Donall (1) ) Brothers— both died of the Plague

135. E. Fergus (3) j in one day, ... ... ... 558

136. E. Eochaidh (13) Kt i, ' ^ tt i ^r-i

137. E. Boitean (1) ^ | Nephew ana Uncle, ... 561

138. E. Anmire, ... ... ... ... 563

139. E. Boitean (2) ... ... ... ... 566

* Art Eanfhear : It is stated in the *' History of the Cemeteries," that this
Monarch believed in the Faith, the day before the battle (of Mar/h Mucroimhe, near
Athenry, where he was slain by Lughaidh Maccon, a.d. 195), and predicted the spread
of Christianity. It would appear also that he had some presentiment of his death ;
for, he directed that he should not be buried at Brugh on the (river) Boyne, the Pagan
cemetery of his forefathers, but at a place then called Dumha Dcrgluachra (the burial
mound of the red rushy place), "■ where Trevait {Trevet, in the county Meath) Is at
this day," (see Petrie's "Round Towers," page 100). — Irish Names of F laces.



60



IRISH PEDIGREES.



[part II.



Anno Domini,

140. R Aodh (2), ... ... 567

141. E. Aodh Slaine, ... ... ... ... 594

Some annalists state that this Aodh Slaine was a brother of Lochan

Dilmhain, who, according to the "Book of Armagh," was ancestor of
Dillon ; but (see the " Dillon " pedigree) Lochan Dilmhain was brother
of Colman Eimidh, the next Monarch on this Roll, who reigned jointly
with Aodh Slaine, for six years.



142. E. Colman Eimidh, ...

143. E. Aodh Uar-iodhnach,

144. E. Mallcobh,

145. E. Suimneach Meann,

146. E. Donall (2),

147. E. Ceallach,

148. E. Consall (3)

149. E. Diarmid (2) ) -p . . • • ,i
loO.KBladhmhac^r^^^S^^^J^^^^^y'

151. E. Seachnasach,

152. E. Ceanfail,

1 53. E. Finachta Fleadhach,

154. E, Longseach,

155. E. Congall (4),

156. E. Fergall,

157. E. Foghartach,

158. E. Ceiieth,
1 5 9 . E. Flaithertach,

160. E. Aodh Olann,

161. E. Donall (3),

162. E. Niall Frassach, ...

163. E. Doncha (1),

164. E. Aodh Ornigh, ...

In this Monarch's reio;n the Danes* invaded Ireland.



Anno Domini.

600
607
610
623
639
652

656

664
669
673

093
701
708
718
719
722
729
738
758
765
792



* The Danes : " Ten years with four score and seven hundred was the age of Christ
when the pagans went to Ireland." The Vickings (or Danes) having been defeated
in Glamorganshire iu Wales, invaded Ireland, m the reign of the monarch Aodh
Ornioh. In a.d. 798, they ravaged the Isle of Man, and the Hebrides in Scotland ;
in 802, they burned "Hi Colum Cille ;" in 807, for the first time in Ireland, they
marched inland ; in 812 and 813, they made raids in Connaught and Munster. After
thirty years of this predatory warfare had continued, Turgesius, a Norwegian Prince,
established himself as sovereign of the Vickings, and made Armagh his head quarters,
A.D. 830. Sometimes the Danish Chiefs mustered all their forces and left the island
for a brief period, to ravage the shores of England, or Scotland ; but, wild, brave, and
cruel, they soon returned to inflict new barbarities on the unfortunate Irish. Turgesius
appropriated the abbeys and churches of the country ; and placed an abbot of his own
in every monastery. A Danish captain was placed in charge of each village ; and
each family was obliged to maintain a soldier of that nation, who made himself master
of the house, using and wasting the food, for lack of which the children of the lawful
owners were often dying of hunger. All education was strictly forbidden : books and
manuscripts were burned and " drowned;" and the poets, historians, and musicians,
imprisoned and driven to the woods and mountains. Martial sports were interdicted,
from the lowest to the highest rank ; even nobles and princes were forbidden to wear



:IHAP. II.] ROLL OF THE MONARCHS OF IRELAND. 61

Anno Domini.

165. E, Conchobhair (2), ... ... ... 817

166. E. Niall Caille, ... ... ... ... 831

167. E. Malachi I., ... ... ... ... 844

168. E. Aodh Fionnliath, ... ... ... 860

169. E. riann Sionnach (ancestor oi Fox), ... ... 876

170. E. Niail Glundubh (aquo O'iVe^YO ... ... 914

171. E. Doncha (2), ... ... ... ... 917

»172. E. Congall, ... ... ... ... 942

173. E. Donall(4), ... ... ... ... 954

174. E. Malachi II. (ancestor of O'MelagJilin), ... 978

Malachi the Second was the last absolute Monarch of Ireland. He
.'eigned as Monarch twenty-four years before the accession to the
Monarch)^ of Brian Boroimhe [Boru], and again after Brian's death, which
iookpl^ce A.D. 1014, at the Battle of Clontarf.

(175) H. Brian Boroimhe (ancestor of and aquo OBrien), 1001
Brian ijoru reigned sixty-six years, twelve of which as Monarch; he
svas eighty-eight years of age when slain at the Battle of Clontarf.

ifter Brian's death —

Malachi II. was restored to the Monarchy, 1014. After nine years'
:eign, Malachi died a penitent at Cro Inis (or the " Cell on the Island"),
ipon Loch Annin in Westmeath, A.D. 1023 ; being the forty-eighth
Christian King of Ireland, and accounted the last absolute Monarch of the
Vlilesian or Scottish line : the provincial Kings and Princes always after
;ontesting, fighting, and quarrelling for the sovereignty, until they put all
nto confusion, and that the King of Leinster brought in King Henry the
Second to assist him against his enemies.

Those and such as our histories mention to have assumed the name
md title of Monarchs of Ireland, without the general consent of the major
part of the Kingdom, are as follows : —

176. H. Doncha (or Donough) ... ... ... 1022

rhis Doncha was son of Brian Boru, and was King of Munster till the
ieath of the Monarch Malachi the Second. He then assumed the title of
Monarch, till defeated and banished from Ireland by Dermod, son of
Donough, called " Maol-na-Mho," King of Leinster, who is accounted by
iome to succeed Doncha in the Monarchy ; yet is assigned no years for his
:eign, but that he contested with the said Doncha until he utterly defeated
md banished him, A.D. 1064 : from which time it is likely that Dermod
reigned the rest of the fifty-two years assigned for the reign of Doncha,
who died at Home, A.D. 1074.

177. E. Diarmid (3), or Dermod, ... ... .

By the Irish historians this Dermod, son of Doncha or Donough, King of
Leinster, is assigned no date for his accession to the Monarchy.

178. H. Tirloch O'Brien, ... ... ... 1074

their usual habilaments : the cast-off clothes of the Danes being considered sufficiently
?ood for slaves ! In a.d. 948, the Danes were converted to Christianity ; and at that
time possessed many of the sea-coast towns of Ireland — including Dublin, Limerick,
Wexford, and Waterford. — Miss Cusack.



62 IRISH PEDIGREES. [PART II.

Anno Domini,
This Tirloch was the son of Teige, eldest son of Brian Boru ; and was
styled Monarch of Ireland from his uncle's death at Rome, A.D. 1074.

179. E. Donall MacLoghlin, son of Ardgal, King of

Ail each, was styled Monarch, and ruled alone for
twelve years ; began to reign, ... ... 1086

180. H. Muirceartach O'Brien, King of Munster, was,

from 1098 up to his death, A.D. 1119, jointly in the
Monarchy with Donall MacLoghlin; began to
reign, ... ... ... ... ... 1098

Donall reigned alone, after the death of Muirceartach
O'Brien, to his own death, A.D. 1121; began to
reign alone the second time, and reigned two
years, ... ... ... ... ... 1119

From Donall's death, A.D. 1121, to A.D. 1136, though
many contested, yet, for fifteen years, none
assumed the title of Monarch, ... ... 1121

181. E. Tirloch Mor O'Connor, King of Connaught for

fifty years, and Monarch from A.D., ... ... 1136

182. E. Muircearth MacLoghlin, grandson of Donal (No.

179, above), was styled Monarch from A.D. ... 1156

183. E. Roderick O'Connor,* ... ... ... 1166

184. (E. Brian O'Neill,! No. 113 on the O'Neill" pedigree 1258)

* Roderick O'Connor, King of Connaught, was the last undoubted Monarch of
Ireland from his predecessor's death, A.D. 1166, for twenty years, to the year 1186 ;
within which time, by the invitation of Dermod-na-n-Gall, King of Leinster, the
English first invaded Ireland, A.D. 1169. The Monarch Roderick, seeing his subjects
flinch and his own sons turn against him, hearkened to and accepted the conditions
ofi"ered him by King Henry II., which being ratified on both sides, A.D. 1175, Roderick
continued in the government (at least the name of it), until A.D. 1186, when, weary
of the world and its troubles, he forsook it and all its pomp, and retired to a
Monastery, where he finished his course religiously, a.d. 1198.

t Brian O'Neill : It is worthy of remark that, at a.d. 1258, the Four Masters
mention that " Hugh, the son of Felim O'Connor, and Teige O'Brien, marched with a
great force to Gaol Uisge (near Newry), to hold a conference with Brian O'Neill, to
whom the foregoing chiefs, after making peace with each other, granted the
sovereignty over the Irish." And, two years later, at the Battle of Down, this Brian
gallantly laid down his life in defence of the Kingdom of Ireland, which he claimed to
govern. (See D'Arcy McGee's History of Ireland, Vol. I., p. 208.) Again, the Four
Masters, at a.d. 1260, in giving the names of the killed at the Battle of Drom Deirg,
mention Brian O'Neill as " Chief Ruler of Ireland." In his letter to Pope John XXIL,
Donal, the son of the said Brian, says he is *' Donald O'Neill, King of Ulster, and by
hereditary right lawful heir to the throne of Ireland." — See Cqnnellan's "Four
Masters,'' p. 722.



PART III.

I.— THE LINE OF HEBER.

In Munster.*



1.— The Stem of ''The Line of Heber."

The Stem of the Irish Nation, from Milesius of Spain (who is No. 36 pa^e

50), down to No. 94 Aodh Dubh, King of Munster, from whose twoS

'''Ct^.^''''''f ^f illustrious families of O'Sullhun, anTMa^CaX

The three sons of Milesms who left any issue were-l. Heber Fionn

LZTf • ?'''^r- ¥'^'' ^^^^S the eldest of those three sons th^
descent from him is here first given : '

36. Milesius.



37. Heber Fionn. 37 Ir 37 Heremon

Christ 1698 Heremon. Heber was slain by Heremon, Before

38. Conmaol: his son; was the twelfth Monarch,
ascerlined'tn W^t^f^'^f ^u '^! ^T''^' *'«g^° *" ^«'> '» be

tUTZlTcMKin^r'Zf^. ■■ ^ 'T.rf ^™r'' '^'^'-g «'^<^"=d t° preside over all
Hind ,^™°L;t^:f ' :"'«^^^^^^^ High King irigl Irish a king;

Ml'TtetisSstd'^Mornif "^l^f T^r f ''^ ^-^'^ Mo^-ch'^of IrelanT
Tipperarv Waterford -rnrtT ^?'="^°* Munster comprised the present counties of
Utter St of rt.S *' ^^"^' !'■?'<'"'=''• ^i"! P^rt of Kilkenny; to which, in the

if«iSr„fN^rrM„Jterrnrirctd""T.*''' ^"'IPrS ?;™50»'. nameIy-r«a.^A
rendered "DeKn^^Jr^^n ', ^^^-.^ "Thomond ;" Deas Mumhan or South Munster,

ooast^of r»W»rt''i? '"''i^t Kings, extended from the Isles of Arran off the
coast of Galway, to the mountain of Eibline. near Cashel in Tippera7y7?hence to



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64



IRISH PEDIGREES. [PART III.



39. Eochaidh Faobhar Glas: his son; the 17th Monarch,

40. Eanna Airgthach: his son ; was the 21st Monarch; and the first
who caused silver shields to be made.

41. Glas: his son.

42. Ros : his son.

43. Rotheacta : his son.

44. Fearard : his son.

tl' mmm^oTnThis son; was the 25th Monarch ; and the first who
ordained his Nobles to wear gold chains about their necks

47 Fualdergoid: his son] was the 26th Monarch ; and the first who
ordered his Nobility to wear gold rings on their fingers.

48 Cas Cedchaingnigh : his son. This Gas was a learned man ; he
revised the study of the laws, poetry, and other laudable sciences (which
werermuch ecHpsed and little practised since the death of Amergin
Glunliri one of the sons of Milesius, who was their Druid or Arch-
Sand who was slain in battle by his brother Heremon soon after

''"I 't»d^^^^^^^^^^ son ; was the first who ordained that stone

walls should be built as boundaries between the neighbours lands.

50. Ronnach: his son. „,,, -^r i.

51. Rotheachta : his son ; was the 35th Monarch.

52 Eiliorah GUf hionach : his son.

53 Art Imleach : his son ; the 38th Monarch.

51. Breas Rioghacta: his son ; the 40th Monarch.

55 Seidnae Innaridh: his son; was the 43rd Monarch; and the
first who n Ireland, enlisted his soldiers in pay and under good disciphne.
Befoie Ws Time! the; had no other pay than what they could gam from
their enemies.

^"^'o'-itfrtr of reS'al^g^Divisions of ancient M^^^^^

^^^JIZ SS„rnea?Tr^wn ^^ ^^^^^
(now Baraanelly), a parish in the county o£ Tipperary ("7;^'^^^.; O Br c's ^slaid
Bit Mountain) ; and from theuce southward to Oikan Li-Bhrtcov O Bric s IsiaQU
n ar BonmZn ou the coast of Waterford ; thus -o-^y'^H^^^^""^^: ^^, fi
Tinnerarv with parts of the counties of Kilkenny and Waterford. ihe name ot
SrmondTs' sHll retained in the two baronies of " Ormond " in T.pperary

Dme or Dc.ks was an anc-'ent territory, comprising the f «^t" P"*?f X ealled

S^^'T^^fSr^^efe'd^t^nlirfrrlLThS^^^^^^

She name of this ancient territory is still retained in '1; ^7° J^Xnarch Aon'is
in the county Heath. In the reign of Cormac Mac Art, the lloth Monarch Aon us
nr /Pnpa« Pvince of Deise in Meath, and grandson of Fiacha buidne, resenting lue
L-^^r'ofusrn £rn"h"f the family £rL the Mona^^^^^^^^
Cormac Mao Art ; and with a body of forces broke into the palace ot lara, woimaea



CHAP. I.] THE LINE OF HEBER. 05

56. Duach Fionn : his son ; died B.O. 893.

57. Eanna Dearg : his son ; was the 47th Monarch. In the twelfth
year of his reign he died suddenly, with most of his retinue, adoring
their false gods at Sliahh Mis, B.C. 880 years.

58. Lughaidh lardhonn : his son.
69. Eochaidh (2) : his son.

60. Lughaidh: his son; died B.C. 831.

61. Art (2): his son; was the 54:th Monarch; and was slain by his
successor in the Monarchy, who was uncle to the former Monarch.

62. Olioll Fionn : his son.

63. Eochaidh (3) : his son.

64. Lughaidh Lagha : his son; died B.C. 730.

Qb. Eeacht Eigh-dearg : his son ; was the 65th Monarch ; and was
called "Eigh-dearg" or the red king, for having a hand in a woman's
blood: having slain queen Macha of the line of Ir, and (see No. 64, on



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