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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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