Irish Mythology & History Concerning Meath.

Irish Mythology & History Concerning Meath.

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    The Early Kings Of Meath, not in numerical order, but in the order of interest :

    Domnall Midi or Domhnall Mac Murchada, born 700AD – died 20th November 763, called in a later time Donald of Meath, was the High-King of Ireland, he belonged to the Clann Cholmain, the southern branch of the Ui Neill Clann, In an 8th century map of old Ireland, the kingdoms of Uisnech & Mide are not shown, they territories lie beneath the words ‘The Southern Ui Neill’.

    Donald of Meath was the chieftain of the Clann Cholmain for almost 50 years, and the High-King of Ireland for 20 years, in spite of this, and his importance as a dynastic head, the Irish Annals contain relatively few reports of his deeds and activities, he became a patron of the Columban Celtic Church, particularly Durrow Abbey, where is was buried.

    Other kings who took the name of Donald – Domhnall Mac Aedha, the High-King of Ireland, the son of Aedha Mac Ainmhireac, Domhnall quarrelled with his foster-brother Congall, the King of Ulster, who had earlier killed the High-King Suibhne Meann, so Congall claimed that Domhnall his foster-brother could take the throne of the High-King. After the quarrel Congall fled to Scotland and raised an army with the help of Donald Breac, the King of the Dalriada. The two armies meet at The Battle of Magh Ratha where Congall was defeated and killed.

    Reference Used : http://www.wikipedia.org    – Jack Coleman.

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      Fallomon : King of Mide :

      Fallomon Mac Con Congalt, was a distant relative of Donald of Meath, and he belong to the Clann Cholmain Bicc, the Cholmain Bicc’s lands lay around modern day Lough Lene, in Meath, the west central part of the Clann Cholmain territories, as these lands lie between Ulster & Leinster, the names Westmeath & Meath were acquired.

      The remainder of the territories of the Cholmain (the Southern Ui Neills) formed the ancient Kingdom of Tethbae, north of the river Inny and east of the river Shannon, with the small Kingdom of Brega in the east midlands, east of the upper part of the river Boyne

      The last of Fallomon’s,  the ancestral line, were recorded in the Irish Annals was Fallomon’s great-grandfather Faelchu, who died in the early 600’s AD, the earliest record of Fallomon himself was mentioned in 733AD, for early that year clannish warfare had broken out between the Northern Ui Neills and Flaith Bertach, the High-King of Ireland.

      Later that year, clannish warfare was recorded in the Kingdom of Mide, where the Ui Neills were defeated by their kinfolk the Clan Cholmain at the Hill of the Goddess Tlachtga, the legendary place of the Druids Sawin.

      Nothing further is recorded about Fallomon until after the death of Donald of Meath, the victorious war-lord Fallomon, high chieftain of the Cholmain Bicc was chosen to be the King of Mide, there had always been a close alliance with his relative Donald of Meath, which began between the two warrior kings who defeated and killed their mutual antagonist Aed Allan in 743AD.

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      Donald Of Meath : The High-King Of Tara :

      In 743AD Donald defeated and killed Aed Allan, perhaps at Mag Sered near Kells, although some ancient manuscripts place the battle in modern County Longford, with either suggesting the Aed was the aggressor with his eyes on Meath, the Irish annals offer no explanation as to why the two were at war, but it has been suggested that Aed’s expansion into the lands of modern day County Louth, and the followers of the Kingdom of Airgialla, who were responsible for the murder of Conaing Mac Amalgado, the King of Brega, supposedly strangled in his sleep, may have fuelled Donald’s anger against the Kings of Airgialla.

      Having defeated Aed, recorded in the Annals of Ulster, the Ulster men state that Donald of Meath entered a religious life at Abbey Darrow in 744AD, this is when Flaith Bertach’s son Aed Muinderg died three years later in 474AD, Aed was called and respected as The King of the North, which suggests that he was Donald of Meath’s deputy in the kinfolk of the northern Ui Neills.

      Donald seems to have taken the mantle of The Deputy of the South, allowing his distant kinsmen Fallomon Mac Con Congalt of the Clann Cholmain to be The King of the Mide, Fallomon was recorded as this on his death in 766AD, Donald during his 20 year reign stayed on good terms with the Kings of Leinster, while Donald was in the Abbey of Durrow, many new laws and legistrations were drawn up to assist Ireland to grow.

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