Toirdhealbhach mac Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair

Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair (died 1239) was a King of Connacht.

Toirdhealbhach (Turlough) was a son of Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair, King of Connacht.[1] A daughter of Toirdhealbhach, Bean Mhídhe, seems to have married Maol Mhuire an Sparáin, son of Murchadh Mac Suibhne.[2] The record of this union appears to be evidence that Toirdhealbhach utilised overseas military support from Clann Suibhne in his bid to claim the kingship of Connacht.[3] In 1225, Toirdhealbhach attained the kingship with the aid of Aodh Méith Ó Néill, and was inaugurated at Carnfree.[4] Three years later, in 1228, Toirdhealbhach was expelled from the kingship and replaced by his younger brother, Aodh, who was likewise inaugurated at Carnfree.[5]

Annalistic referencesEdit

From the Annals of the Four Masters:

  • 1190 - Melaghlin O'Naghtan and Gilla-Barry O'Slowey were slain by Turlough, the son of Roderic O'Conor.
  • 1202 - Turlough, the son of Roderic O'Conor, escaped from confinement; and Cathal Crovderg made peace with him, and gave him land. He afterwards expelled him, but, at the intercession of the English, made peace with him at once.
  • 1207 - Meyler Oge, Murtough O'Brien, and Turlough, the son of Roderic O'Conor, made a predatory incursion into Tir-Fachrach Aidhne, and plundered fifteen ballys (townlands).
  • 1210 - Turlough, the son of Roderic O'Conor, took a prey in Moylurg, and carried it with him to Seghais the Curlieus, to his brother Dermot. Hugh, the son of Cathal, pursued him; but Turlough fled before him to the North.
  • 1225 - ...Thence he proceeded to Carnfree, where Turlough, the son of Roderic, was inaugurated...
  • 1239 - Turlough, the son of Roderic O'Conor (King of Connaught), died.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Duffy (2007) p. 8.
  2. ^ Nicholls (2007) p. 92, 92 n. 44.
  3. ^ Duffy (2007) p. 8.
  4. ^ Annála Connacht (2011a) §§ 1225.4–1225.5; Annála Connacht (2011b) §§ 1225.4–1225.5; Duffy (2007) p. 8.
  5. ^ Annála Connacht (2011a) § 1228.4; Annála Connacht (2011b) § 1228.4; FitzPatrick (2007) p. 67.

ReferencesEdit

Primary sourcesEdit

  • "Annála Connacht". Corpus of Electronic Texts (25 January 2011 ed.). University College Cork. 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  • "Annála Connacht". Corpus of Electronic Texts (25 January 2011 ed.). University College Cork. 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

Secondary sourcesEdit

  • Duffy, S (2007). "The Prehistory of the Galloglass". In Duffy, S (ed.). The World of the Galloglass: Kings, Warlords and Warriors in Ireland and Scotland, 1200–1600. Dublin: Four Courts Press. pp. 1–23. ISBN 978-1-85182-946-0 – via Google Books.
  • FitzPatrick, E (2004). Royal Inauguration in Gaelic Ireland, c.1100–1600: A Cultural Landscape Study. Studies in Celtic History (series vol. 22). Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. ISBN 1 84383 090 6. ISSN 0261-9865 – via Google Books.
  • Nicholls, K (2007). "Scottish Mercenary Kindreds in Ireland, 1250–1600". In Duffy, S (ed.). The World of the Galloglass: Kings, Warlords and Warriors in Ireland and Scotland, 1200–1600. Dublin: Four Courts Press. pp. 86–105. ISBN 978-1-85182-946-0 – via Google Books.