Gabrán mac Domangairt

Gabrán mac Domangairt (Old Welsh: Gawran map Dinwarch[1]) or Gabrán the Traitor (Gwran Wradouc[1]) was king of Dál Riata, Ulaid, in the mid-6th century. He is the eponymous ancestor of the Cenél nGabráin. Gabrán was the son of Domangart Réti.

The historical evidence for Gabrán is limited to the notice of his death in the Irish and Welsh annals.[2] It is possible that Gabrán's death should be linked to a migration or flight from Bridei mac Maelchon, but this may be no more than coincidence.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Annales Cambriae B Text
  2. ^ The Welsh chronicles place his death 528 entries (= years) after the birth of Christ, but Phillimore's reconstruction of the A text dates it to AD 559 instead.
  3. ^ See under Bridei mac Maelchon.

ReferencesEdit

  • Adomnán of Iona, Life of Saint Columba, tr. & ed. Richard Sharpe. Penguin, London, 1995. ISBN 0-14-044462-9
  • Bannerman, John, Studies in the History of Dalriada. Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1974. ISBN 0-7011-2040-1
  • Lane, Alan & Campbell, Ewan, Dunadd: An early Dalriadic capital, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2000. ISBN 1-84217-024-4
  • Sharpe, Richard, "The thriving of Dalriada" in Simon Taylor (ed.), Kings, clerics and chronicles in Scotland 500–1297. Four Courts, Dublin, 2000. ISBN 1-85182-516-9
Preceded by King of Dál Riata
c.540–560
Succeeded by