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The following is a provisional list of the kings of Leinster who ruled the Irish kingdom of Leinster (or Laigin) up to 1632 with the death of Domhnall Spainneach Mac Murrough Caomhanach, the last legitimately inaugurated head of the MacMurrough Kavanagh royal line. However, not last of the Leinster royal line. Today's province of Leinster is considerably larger than the former kingdom.

Kings of Leinster
Rí Laighin
Kingdom of Leinster-900.svg
Map of Leinster, c. 10th century.
Details
StyleRí Laighin
First monarchÚgaine Mór
Last monarchDomhnall Spáinneach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
FormationAncient
Abolition1603 or 1632 (de facto)
ResidenceDún Ailinne
AppointerTanistry

Contents

Legendary KingsEdit

Kings of LeinsterEdit

Laigin, classical antiquityEdit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Úgaine Mór
634–594 BC
  Son of Eochu Buadach unknown 594 BCE
Lóegaire Lorc
594–592 BC
  Son of Úgaine Mór unknown 592 BCE
Ailill Áine
592–592 BC
  Son of Lóegaire Lorc unknown 592 BCE
Cobthach Cóel Breg
592–542 BC
  Son of Úgaine Mór unknown 542 BCE
Labraid Loingsech
542–523 BC
  Son of Ailill Áine mac Lóegaire Lorc unknown 523 BCE
Cathair Mór
119–122 AD
  Son of Fedlimid Fir Urglais mac Cormac Gealtach 11 children 122 AD

Uí Cheinnselaig, 5th centuryEdit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fiacha Baicheda mac Cathair Mór

  Son of Cathair Mór unknown unknown
Bressal Bélach mac Fiacha Baicheda
–436
  Son of Fiacha Baicheda mac Cathair Mór unknown 436
Énnae Cennsalach mac Labhradh

  Son of Labhradh mac Bressal Bélach unknown unknown

Uí Bairrche, 5th centuryEdit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach Mo Sníthech mac Dáire Barrach

(claimant)
  Son of Dáire Barrach mac Cathair Mór unknown unknown
Móenach mac Muiredach Mo Sníthech

(claimant)
  Son of Muiredach Mo Sníthech mac Dáire Barrach unknown unknown

Uí Enechglaiss, –446Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Mac Cairthinn mac Coelboth
–446
unknown Son of Cóelbad unknown 446

Uí Cheinnselaig, 446–483Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Crimthann mac Énnai
446–483
  Son of Énnae Cennsalach unknown 483

Uí Garrchon, 483–495Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fincath mac Garrchu
483–485
unknown Son of Garrchú mac Fothaid unknown 485
Fráech mac Finchada
485–495
unknown Son of Fincath mac Garrchu unknown 495

Uí Dúnlainge, 495–592Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Ailill mac Dúnlainge
495–527
  Son of Dúnlaing mac Énda Niada unknown 527
Cormac mac Ailillo
527–535
  Son of Ailill mac Dúnlainge unknown 535
Coirpre mac Cormac
535–546
  Son of Cormac mac Ailillo unknown 546
Colmán Már mac Coirpre
546–576
  Son of Coirpre mac Cormac unknown 576
Áed Dub mac Colmáin
576–592
  Son of Colmán Már mac Coirpre unknown 639

Uí Máil, 592–595Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Áed Dibchine
592–595
  Son of Seanach Diodhach mac Carthann Muadh unknown 595

Uí Cheinnselaig, 595–624Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Brandub mac Echach
595–605
  Son of Echu mac Muiredaig unknown 605
Rónán mac Colmáin
605–624
  Son of Colmán mac Cormaic unknown 624

Uí Máil, 624–633Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Crimthann mac Áedo
624–633
  Son of Áed Dibchine unknown 633

Uí Dúnlainge, 633–666Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fáelán mac Colmáin
633–656
656–666
  Son of Colmán Már mac Coirpri unknown 666

Uí Cheinnselaig, 656Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Crundmáel Erbuilc
656
  Son of Rónán mac Colmáin unknown 656

Uí Máil, 666–680Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fiannamail mac Máele Tuile
666–680
  Son of Máele Tuile mac Rónán Crach unknown 680

Uí Dúnlainge, 680–693Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran Mut mac Conaill
680–693
  Son of Conall mac Fáelán unknown 693

Uí Máil, 693–715Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cellach Cualann
693–715
  Son of Gertighe mac Diocolla Dana unknown 715

Uí Dúnlainge, 715–728Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Murchad mac Brain Mut
715–727
  Son of Bran Mut mac Conaill unknown 727
Dúnchad mac Murchado
727–728
  Son of Murchad mac Brain Mut unknown 728

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 728–738Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fáelán mac Murchado
728–738
  Son of Murchad mac Brain Mut unknown 738

Uí Dúnlainge, 738Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran Becc mac Murchado
738
  Son of Murchad mac Brain Mut unknown 738

Uí Cheinnselaig, 738Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Áed mac Colggen
738
  Son of Colcú mac Bressail unknown 738

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 738–760Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach mac Murchado
738–760
  Son of Murchad mac Brain Mut unknown 760

Uí Dúnchada (Uí Dúnlainge), 760–776Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cellach mac Dúnchada
760–776
unknown Son of Dúnchad mac Murchado unknown 776

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 776–785Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Ruaidrí mac Fáeláin
776–785
  Son of Fáelán mac Murchado unknown 785

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 785–795Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran Ardchenn
785–795
  Son of Muiredach mac Murchado unknown 795

Uí Dúnchada (Uí Dúnlainge), 795–808Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Fínsnechta Cethardec
795–808
unknown Son of Cellach mac Dúnchada unknown 808

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 808–818Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach mac Brain
808–818
  Son of Bran Ardchenn unknown 818

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 818–829Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach mac Ruadrach
818–829
  Son of Ruaidrí mac Fáeláin unknown 829

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 829–834Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cellach mac Brain
829–834
  Son of Bran Ardchenn unknown 834

Uí Dúnchada (Uí Dúnlainge), 834–838Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran mac Fáeláin
834–838
unknown Son of Fáelán mac Cellaig unknown 838

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 838–854Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Lorcán mac Cellaig
838–851
  Son of Cellach mac Brain unknown unknown
Túathal mac Máele-Brigte
851–854
  Son of Muiredach mac Brain unknown 854

Uí Dúnchada (Uí Dúnlainge), 854–862Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Ruarc mac Bran
854–862
unknown Son of Bran mac Fáeláin unknown 862

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 862–863Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muirecán mac Diarmata
862–863
  Son of Diarmata mac Ruadrach unknown 863

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 863–871Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Dúnlaing mac Muiredaig
863–869
  Son of Muiredach mac Brain unknown 869
Ailill mac Dúnlainge
869–871
  Son of Dúnlaing mac Muiredaig unknown 871

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 871–884Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Domnall mac Muirecáin
871–884
  Son of Muirecán mac Diarmata unknown 884

Uí Dúnchada (Uí Dúnlainge), 884–885Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Muiredach mac Brain
884–885
unknown Son of Bran mac Fáeláin unknown 885

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 885–909Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cerball mac Muirecáin
885–909
  Son of Muirecán mac Diarmata unknown 909

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 909–917Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Augaire mac Aililla
909–917
  Son of Ailill mac Dúnlainge unknown 917

Uí Dúnchada (Uí Dúnlainge), 917–943Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Faelan mac Muiredach
917–942
unknown Son of Muiredach mac Brain unknown 942
Lorcán mac Fáelán
942–943
unknown Son of Faelan mac Muiredach unknown 943

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 943–947Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran Fionn mac Máelmórda
943–947
  Son of Máelmórda mac Muirecán unknown 947

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 947–958Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Túathal mac Úgaire
947–958
  Son of Augaire mac Aililla unknown 958

Uí Dúnchada (Uí Dúnlainge), 958–966Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Cellach mac Faelan
958–966
unknown Son of Faelan mac Muiredach unknown 966

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 966–972Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Murchad mac Bran Fionn
966–972
  Son of Bran Fionn mac Máelmórda unknown 972

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 972–978Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Úgaire mac Túathail
972–978
  Son of Túathal mac Úgaire unknown 978

Uí Dúnchada (Uí Dúnlainge), 978–1003Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Domnall Claen
978–984
unknown Son of Lorcán mac Fáelán unknown 984
Donnchad mac Domnall Claen
984–1003
unknown Son of Domnall Claen unknown unknown

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 1003–1014Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Máelmórda mac Murchada
1003–1014
  Son of Murchad mac Bran Fionn unknown 1014

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 1014–1016Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Dúnlaing mac Tuathal
1014
  Son of Túathal mac Úgaire unknown 1014
Donncuan mac Dúnlainge
1014–1016
  Son of Dúnlaing mac Tuathal unknown 1016

Uí Fáeláin (Uí Dúnlainge), 1016–1018Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Bran mac Máelmórda
1016–1018
  Son of Máelmórda mac Murchada unknown unknown

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 1018–1033Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Augaire mac Dúnlainge
1018–1024
  Son of Dúnlaing mac Tuathal unknown 1024
Donnchad mac Dúnlainge
1024–1033
  Son of Dúnlaing mac Tuathal unknown unknown

Mac Giolla Phádraig (Dál Birn), 1033–1039Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Donnchad mac Gilla Pátraic
1033–1039
  Son of Gilla Pátraic mac Donnchada unknown 1039

Uí Muiredaig (Uí Dúnlainge), 1039–1042Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Murchad mac Dúnlainge
1039–1042
  Son of Dúnlaing mac Tuathal unknown 1042

Mac Murchada (Uí Cheinnselaig), 1042–1115Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Diarmait mac Maíl na mBó
1042–1072
  Son of Donnchad Máel na mBó Derbforgaill, daughter of Donnchad mac Briain 7 February 1072
Murchad mac Diarmata
1052–1070
  Son of Diarmait mac Maíl na mBó unknown 1070
Domnall mac Murchada
1072–1075
  Son of Murchad mac Diarmata unknown 1075
Donnchad mac Domnaill Remair
1075–1089
  Son of Domnall Remar mac Máel na mBó unknown 1089
Énna mac Diarmata
1089–1092
  Son of Diarmait mac Maíl na mBó unknown 1092
Diarmait mac Énna
1092–1098
  Son of Énna mac Diarmata unknown 1098
Donnchadh mac Murchada
1098–1115
  Son of Murchad mac Diarmata unknown 1115

Ó Conchobhair Uí Failghe, 1115Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Conchobar mac Congalaig
1115
  Son of Congalach Ua Conchobair unknown 1115

Mac Murchada (Uí Cheinnselaig), 1115–1171Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Diarmait mac Énna meic Murchada
1115–1117
  Son of Énna mac Murchada unknown 1117
Enna mac Donnchada meic Murchada
1117–1126
  Son of Donnchadh mac Murchada unknown 1126
Diarmait mac Murchada
1126–1166
1169–1171
  Son of Donnchad mac Murchada unknown 1171

Caomhánach, 1171–1603 (Uí Cheinnselaig)Edit

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Domhnall Caomhánach mac Murchada
1171–1175
  Son of Diarmait mac Murchada unknown 1175
Domhnall Óg mac Domhnall Caomhánach

  Son of Domhnall Caomhánach mac Murchada unknown unknown
Muirchertach mac Domhnall Óg mac Murchada Caomhánach
–1282
  Son of Domhnall Óg mac Domhnall Caomhánach unknown 1282
Muiris mac Muirchertach mac Murchada Caomhánach
1282–1314
  Son of Muirchertach mac Domhnall Óg mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1314
Art mac Murchada Caomhánach
1314–1323
  Son of Domhnall Óg mac Domhnall Caomhánach unknown 1361
Domhnall mac Art mac Murchada Caomhánach
1323–1338
  Son of Art mac Domhnall Óg mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1338
Domhnall mac Domhnall mac Murchada Caomhánach
1338–1347
  Son of Domhnall mac Art mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1338
Muirchertach mac Muiris mac Murchada Caomhánach
1347–1354
  Son of Muiris mac Muirchertach mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1354
Art Mór mac Murchada Caomhánach
1354–1362
  Son of Muirchertach mac Muiris mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1362
Diarmait mac Murchada Caomhánach
1362–1369
  Son of Domhnall mac Domhnall mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1369
Donnchadh mac Muirchertach mac Murchada Caomhánach
1369–1375
  Son of Muirchertach mac Muiris mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1375
Art Mór mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1369–1375
  Son of Muirchertach mac Muiris mac Murchada Caomhánach unknown 1375
Art Óg mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1375–1417
  Son of Art Mór mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1417
Donnchadh mac Art mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1417–1478
  Son of Art Óg mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1478
Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1478
  Son of Gerald mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1478
Muircheartach mac Donnchadh mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1478–1512
  Son of Donnchadh mac Art mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1512
Art Buidhe mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1512–1517
  Son of Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1517
Gerald mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1517–1523
  Son of Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1523
Muiris mac Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1523–1531
  Son of Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1531
Muircheartach mac Art Buidhe mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1531–1547
  Son of Art Buidhe mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1547
Muiris mac Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1523–1531
  Son of Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1531
Murchadh mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1531–1557
  Son of Muiris mac Domhnall Riabhach mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1531
Criomthann mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1557–1582
  Son of Murchadh mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1582
Domhnall Spáinneach mac Murchadha Caomhánach
1582–1603
  Son of Donnchadh mac Cathaoir mac Murchadha Caomhánach unknown 1632

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, section 26, page 181, Ríg Lagen; http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G800011A/text026.html
  • Kings of Leinster Genealogical Tables, pages 288–290,"Irish Kings and High Kings", Francis John Byrne, Dublin, 1973.
  • Kings, Saints and Sagas, Alfred. P. Smyth, in Wicklow:History and Society, 1994. ISBN 978-0-906602-30-0
  • Kings, the kingship of Leinster and the regnal poems of "laidshencfhas Laigen:a reflection of dynastic politics in Leinster, 650–1150, Edel Bhreathnach, in Seanchas:Studies in Early and Medieval Irish Archaeology, History and Literature in Honour of Francis John Byrne, ed. Alfred P. Smyth, pp. 299–312, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2000
  • Kings of Leinster Genealogical Tables, pages 247–249, "War, Politics and the Irish of Leinster 1156–1606", Emmett O'Bryne, Dublin, 2004.
  • Register of Irish Chiefs as compiled by genealogist Sean J. Murphy: http://homepage.eircom.net/~seanjmurphy/chiefs/register.htm

External linksEdit