Diarmait (MacMurrough) MacMurchada

Diarmuid (MacMurrough) MacMurchada (abt. 1110 - 1171)

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Diarmuid (Diarmait) "King of Leinster, Dermot" MacMurchada formerly MacMurrough
Born about in Leinster, Wexford, Irelandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Lough Carmen, Wexford, Leinster, Irelandmap
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Died in Ferns, Irelandmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Sep 2011
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Biography

Diarmaid mac Murchada was an Irish king of Leinster. He became involved in a complicated feud, partly because he abducted a neighbor’s wife, and in 1166 was defeated and banished by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (Rory O'Connor), High King of Ireland.

In 1167, Dermot appealed for help to King Henry II of England, who refused him direct support but allowed him to enlist a force led by Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, better known as "Strongbow"and other Norman barons in Wales. In 1169, Strongbow invaded and won much of Ireland including Dublin. Strongbow married Dermot’s daughter, Eve MacMurrough.

It is thought that Diarmaid Mac Murchada may have commissioned the valuable Irish manuscript, the Book of Leinster.

Annals of Inisfallen[1]

AI1166.7 Diarmait son of Mac Murchada, king of Laigin, was banished eastwards over sea, after the foreigners of Áth Cliath and the Laigin had turned against him.
AI1167.2 Diarmait Mac Murchada returned from overseas, and Uí Cheinnselaig was taken by him.
AI1168.2 Énna, son of Mac Murchada, was blinded by the Osraige.

Sources

  • The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001. (Says "He asked Richard Strongbow de Clare (and others including William Gerard, etc) to help him in Ireland. That was the beginning of the Norman Conquest of Ireland.")
  • The Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999. Ref. 145-1
  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999. Ref. 66-26 ,175-6
  • Heart of Exile (1986), Patsy Adam-Smith. Nelson Publishers, Victoria Australia. ISBN 0 17006170 1.

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  1. Annals of Inisfallen - CELT


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Collaboration

On 9 Aug 2017 at 18:43 GMT Steve Selbrede wrote:

According to the Wikipedia entry, his predecessor as King was Enna. But his father was Donnchad mac Murchada. It appears that Enna was his brother, not his father.

His mother is Orlaith, who is listed here as his mother and his grandmother. I will try to fix this.

On 22 Jun 2014 at 17:57 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Mac Murchada-1 and MacMurrough-19 appear to represent the same person because: in Mac Murchada-1 - the name "Macdonncha" points to his father being Donnchadh and not Enna.

On 22 Jun 2014 at 17:57 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Mac Murchada-1 and MacMurrough-19 appear to represent the same person because: in Mac Murchada-1 - the name "Macdonncha" points to his father being Donnchadh and not Enna.

On 1 Feb 2013 at 13:27 GMT Katherine (Alvis) Patterson wrote:

O'Toole

On 1 Feb 2013 at 01:55 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

In merging Dermot's wives, which should be the survivor?

O_Toole or O'Toole




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