Compert Fíachach Muillethain‘The conception and birth of Fiachu Muillethan’

  • Early Irish
  • Cycles of the Kings, Birth-tales, Comperta, minor Irish prose tales
Brief anecdote about Éogan Mór mac Ailello and the birth of Fíachu Muillethan.
  • Early Irish


Cycles of the Kings


Éogan Mór mac AilellaÉogan Mór mac Ailella / Éogan Mór / Éogan mac Ailella (ass. time-frame: Éogan Mór mac Ailella) – Eponymous ancestor of the Éoganachta of Munster; son of Ailill Ólomm, king of Munster
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Fíachu MuillethanFíachu Muillethan (fl. 507–514) – Fíachu (Mun- or Muil-lethan) mac Éogain; son of Éogan mac Ailella; king of Munster
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Díl maccu ChrecgaTréth moccu Chreccai / Tríath moccu Chreccai – Tréth/Tríath (?, gen. Treth in Scéla Éogain ocus Cormaic) or Díl (Cath Maige Mucrama); father of Moncha, wife of Éogan Mór.
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[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “A note about Fiacha Muillethan”, Revue Celtique 11 (1890): 41–45.
TLH – edition and translation: <link>, <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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