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Art Óenfher mac Cuinn (abt. 0152 - 0195)

Art Óenfher mac Cuinn aka mac Conn
Born about in Tara, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Tara, Meath, Irelandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Magh Mucroimbe, Galway, Irelandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Sep 2011
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Art Óenfher (Art Eanfhear) succeeded his brother-in-law Conaire Cóem to become became High King of Ireland.

Art Aoinfhear (Art mac Conn Aonfhir the Melancholy) the son Conn Ceadchathach, was the 112th Monarch of Ireland as listed by John O'Hart in his Roll of the Monarchs of Ireland Since the Milesian Conquest [1]

Art ruled for twenty years after the death of Conaire Coem, son of Mog Lama.

In the Battle of Mag Mucrama (Cath Maige Mucrama), Art was an ally of Eógan, king of Munster, against Lugaid Mac Con, foster-brother of Eógan. [2]

Art was the father of Cormac MacArt who became a great high king of Ireland.

He had two sisters - [3]

Sarah or Serad , who was the wife of Conchobar, the 111th Monarch of Ireland, by whom she had three sons called the three Carbreys, viz., Carbrey alias Eochaid Riada, a quo Dal Riada in Scotland; Carbrey Bascon and Carbrey aliase Muscry.

Sabina or Sadhbh was the wife of Marnicel, the King of Munster, of the sept of Lughaidh, son of Ith, the first discoverer of Ireland, by whom she had a son called MacCon and by her second husband, Oilill Olom, she had nine sons of whereof, were slain by their half-brother, MacCon, in the famous Battle of Magh Mucroimhe, where also the Monarch fell siding with his brother-in-law Oilill, against the said MacCon, after his reign of 30 years, A.D. 195.[4][5]


  1. listed by John O'Hart in his Roll of the Monarchs of Ireland Since the Milesian Conquest published in Irish pedigrees; or, The origin and stem of the Irish nation part ll page: 59 pub: J. Duffy and Co; Dublin 1892
  2. Timeless Myths : High Kings : Art Óenfher
  3. John O'Hart, Irish Pedigrees: Or, The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation (Dublin:M. H. Gill and Son, 1881), p. 183, digital images, Google Books ( : accessed 31 May 2015).
  4. General History of Ireland (Google eBook), Geoffrey Keating, Seathrún Keating. James Duffy, 1865.
  5. Wikipedia, ( acessed 24 May 2015), "Art mac Cuinn,"

See also:

  • Albert F. Schmuhl, The royal line : chart prepared for the New York Stake Genealogical Board, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints centennial exhibition, March, 1936 (Salt Lake City: self published, 1929) Google Books ( : accessed 7 June 2015). Revised 1980. Purports to go back to Adam, "Genealogical lineages shown on the chart may not always be from father to son, especially in the reigning houses of Kings; some ancient connections are based on legends, believed to be true."

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re note below - actually was 112th king in O'Harts list - source now given.
posted by Valerie Willis
Text says he was 113th king, and his son was 115th king. But profile title has him as 116th king, which is probably a typo, which I will fix.
posted by Steve Selbrede
UNKNOWN-18926 and Mac Cuinn-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same names, same father, same child
posted by Marty (Lenover) Acks
Mac Cuinn-2 and Mac Cuinn-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same father, same child
posted by Marty (Lenover) Acks

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