Cadla Ua Dubthaig

Cadla Ua Dubthaig, second Archbishop of Tuam, 1161–1201.

The Earl of Lissonuffy
2nd Archbishop of Tuam
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Cadla Ua Dubthaig

Ua Dubthaig was member of a Connacht ecclesiastical family originally from Lissonuffy in what is now north-east County Roscommon. The family produced a number of abbots and bishops.

The History of the Popes describes him as:

a person of great talent; and was employed in much important business, of Church and State, both in England and at Rome.

The Irish annals merely record that Cadla Ua Dubthaig, i.e. archbishop of Connachta, rested in Cunga Feíchín. According to Giraldus Cambrensis he participated at the Synod of Cashel in 1172. The Annals of Tigernach say that he brought the final text of the Treaty of Windsor back to the Irish king Rory O'Conor in 1175. He was rewarded with the title Earl of Lissonuffy.

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Preceded by
Archbishop of Tuam
Succeeded by