Conn Cétchathach

legendary high-king of Ireland; son of Fedlimid Rechtmar
See also: Art mac CuinnArt mac Cuinn
(time-frame ass. with Irish legendary history)
legendary Irish king, father of Cormac mac Airt
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Connlae mac Cuinn ChétchathaigConnlae mac Cuinn Chétchathaig
son of Conn Cétchathach; protagonist of Echtrae Chonnlai
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Eochaid Find Fúath nAirtEochaid Find Fúath nAirt
(supp. fl. c.2nd century)
Eochaid Fúath nAirt
In Irish historical tradition, eponymous ancestor of the Fothairt, a son of Feidlimid Rechtaid and brother of Conn Cétchathach.
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Mug Núadat [alias Éogan Taídlech]Mug Núadat (al. Éogan Taídlech)
Éogan Taídlech, Éogan Fidlech, Mug Núadat
(time-frame ass. with Conn Cétchathach)
legendary king of Munster; father of Ailill Ólomm and grandfather of Éogan Mór; ancestor of the Éoganacht. His main rival in the sources is Conn Cétchathach, with whom he comes to an arrangement: to divide Ireland into a northern half (Leth Cuinn) and a southern half (Leth Moga).
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Sadb ingen ChuinnSadb ingen Chuinn
(time-frame ass. with Conn Cétchathach, Ailill Ólomm, Lugaid Mac Con)
daughter of Conn Cétchathach and wife of Ailill Ólomm, king of Munster.
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Taylor-Griffiths, Alice R., “Gúbretha Caratniad: agreement and disagreement in the classroom”, North American Journal of Celtic Studies 2:2 (2018): 105–132.  
Gúbretha Caratniad ‘The false judgements of Caratnia’ is an unusual and understudied early Irish legal text. In its fullest form, it is divided into two distinct sections: a short, but complex, prologue, which establishes Caratnia as judge to Conn of the Hundred Battles; and a collection of 51 exchanges between Caratnia and Conn. The prologue describes Caratnia as a liability who would be redundant as a judge. In the second section of the text, however, Caratnia's ingenuity as a judge becomes clear. In every exchange, Caratnia begins by giving a judgement which is ostensibly incorrect; he is challenged by Conn, who accuses him of judging falsely. In each case, Caratnia proves why he is correct by citing exceptions to established legal rules. It is rare to make exceptions the focus of a text, yet the comprehensive nature of the glossing reflects a text which was used alongside the wider corpus of early Irish legal material. It is one of a handful of extant Irish law texts, such as Anfuigell and Recholl breth, to cover a broad range of topics which appear to have no connection to one another, other than being an exception to the rule. The aim of this paper is to explore Gúbretha Caratniad as a text for teaching, and, in particular, for teaching how a law student should think about the law, rather than simply know the law.
Irwin, Philip, “Conn Cétchathach (supp. d. 157)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <>.