Díarmait mac Cerbaill

  • supp. d. 565
In Irish historical tradition, high-king of Ireland, son of Fergus Cerrbél.
See also: Brea ingen CholmáinBrea ingen Cholmáin
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Eithne ingen BrénainnEithne ingen Brénainn
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Mugain ingen ChonchraidMugain ingen Chonchraid
(time-frame ass. with Díarmait mac Cerbaill)
one of Díarmait mac Cerbaill's wives and mother of Áed Sláine
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Fergus CerrbélFergus Cerrbél
(supp. fl. 5th/6th century)
In Irish historical and genealogical tradition, a son of Conall Cremthainne son of Níall Noígíallach and father of Díarmait mac Cerbaill. Through his son he also serves as an ancestor of the Clann Cholmáin and the Síl nÁeda Sláne.
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Áed Dub mac SuibniÁed Dub mac Suibni
(supp. fl. 6th century)
son of Suibne, king of Dál nAraide, and a fosterson of Díarmait mac Cerbaill, according to Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill.
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Áed Sláine mac DiarmataÁed Sláine mac Díarmata
(d. 604)
joint high-king of Ireland, eponymous ancestor of Síl nÁedo Sláine; said to be a son of Díarmait mac Cerbaill and Mugain.
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Amairgen mac AmalgadaAmairgen mac Amalgada
(supp. fl. 6th century)
legendary poet of Díarmait mac Cerbaill
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Banbán of Ráith BeccBanbán of Ráith Becc
layman in the tale of Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill, in which he invites Díarmait, king of Tara, to his house at Ráith Becc, where the king meets his end.
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Becc mac DéBecc mac Dé
(d. 550s)
legendary seer, best known from literary sources as an Irish prophet associated with Díarmait mac Cerbaill
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Bressal mac DíarmataBressal mac Díarmata
(fl. 6th century)
A son of Díarmait mac Cerbaill who is known from an early Irish legend in which his father has him killed as a punishment for theft after which St Beccán (of Emlagh, a church near Kells) brings him back from hell.
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Colmán Mór mac Díarmata meic CerbaillColmán Mór mac Díarmata meic Cerbaill
(supp. d. 550s)
In Irish historical tradition, high-king of Ireland, son of Díarmait mac Cerbaill and eponymous ancestor of the Clann Cholmáin.
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Fracchán mac TenesáinFracchán mac Tenesáin
druid/magician (drái) to Díarmait mac Cerbaill in Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill, according to which he conjured up a magical hedge (airbre druad) between two opposing armies.
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Ruadán of LorrhaRuadán of Lorrha
(d. 584)
Ruadán mac Fergusa Birn
(time-frame ass. with Díarmait mac Cerbaill)
Ruadán mac Fergusa Birn, patron saint of Lothra (Lorrha, Co. North Tipperary)
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See also references for related subjects.
Meckler, Michael, “The assassination of Diarmait mac Cerbaill”, in: Eska, Joseph F. [ed.], Law, literature and society, CSANA Yearbook 7, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 46–57.
Charles-Edwards, T. M., “Diarmait mac Cerbaill (d. 565)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/50101>.
Byrne, F. J., Irish kings and high-kings, 2nd ed. (1973), Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001.