How do I create a category for the O'More Princes of Leix in Ireland?

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I uploaded the recorded lists of the O'More (or O'Mordha) princes (i.e. chiefs) of Leix (Laois) in Ireland from Lisagh m'Neill O More (d 1364) through to the final defeat of Rory (Roger) O'More in the mid 17th century. I think they should all be grouped together as a category  'princes' or 'chiefs' of Laois. How is that done?

WikiTree profile: Lisagh O'More
in Policy and Style by J Cherry G2G6 Mach 1 (10.1k points)
retagged by Maggie N.

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Great to see some interest in Laois and The O'More.

In Ireland there were two types of Titles, Irish and English. The Term Prince was normally applied by English writers to Irish minor Kings or rĂ­ Tuaith (see Irish Naming Standards - Kings) and with out looking into it deeper, I believe this is the case. I would start a free space page for "Kings of Laois" Example - Kings of Osraige You can add your list, Links, notes and history and any thing else you think is helpful. We can then add it to Irish Kingdoms All this can be done while you are working on pre-1700 and pre-1500 certification. I know this sounds like a lot of information, but if you are interested, I would be willing to help you get started.

by Richard Devlin G2G6 Pilot (286k points)
selected by C. Bake
Thanks for the star C

OppsI should have looked into this a little more, there was no minor kingdom of Laois. We'll have to do some research on what the kingdom was called.
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They'll fit into the Kingdom of Leinster category -  [[Category:Irish History, Kingdom of Leinster]]
by Valerie Willis G2G6 Mach 7 (73.8k points)
Good point Valerie, thanks. Leinster was Overlord of it.

So far the oldest name I can come up with for the Kingdom is Dunamase   but I haven't checked the annals yet.
The O'Mores were referred to as the 'chiefs' of Leix (or Laoighis) which is where the modern name of the county came from.  The rock of Dunamase near Portlaoise was their base. They where the leading of the seven clans of Leix. They rebelled with the O'Connors of Offaly but were defeated in 1555 (or so) when the English renamed the two counties as Kings and Queens and started the Plantation. The O'Mores continued a guerilla war up to their final defeat in 1601 and were exiled to Kerry in 1609. John

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