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Aedan (Macgabrain) mac Gabráin (abt. 0532 - 0608)

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Aedan mac Gabráin formerly Macgabrain
Born about in Dalriada (now western Scotland)map
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Died in Kilkerran, Islay, Dalriada (now western Scotland)map
Profile last modified | Created 7 Sep 2014
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Categories: Irish History, Kingdom of Dál Riata | Estimated Birth Date | Dal Riata | Scottish Clans.

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Áedán MacGabran King of Scotland, Aidan The Treacherous,

Áedán (Aidan) mac Gabráin was a king of Dál Riata from about 574 until his death in 606[1], 608 or 609.[2][3]

Aedan was established as king by Columba upon the death of his cousin, Conall. King Aidan secured the independence of Dalriada in about 575. He was ordained King of Dalriada by Saint Columba. He was succeeded by his son Eochodius or Eocha Buidhe. [1]

The kingdom of Dál Riata reached its height under Áedán mac Gabráin (r. 574–608). Known from Adomnán of Iona's Life of Saint Columba and from many entries in the Annals.

The story of Aedán's birth as the twin of Brandub, both sons of Eochu and of his being fostered by Gabrán is told in the Gein Branduib maic Echach ocus Aedáin maic Gabráin [4]

The Annuls of Innisfallen record the death of Aedán, son of Gabrán in 0609; the Annuls of Ulster in 0606 [5] [6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 William F. Skene, Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots (Edinburgh: H. M. General Register House, 1867), p. cxi-cxii, digital images,, Google Books ( : accessed 14 June 2015).
  2. Wikipedia, ( accessed 31May 2015), "Áedán mac Gabráin,"
  3. HRH Prince Michael of Albany, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland (Boston: Elements Publishing, 2000), p. 16-17.
  4. Celt : Gein Branduib maic Echach ocus Aedáin maic Gabráin] "The Birth of Brandub son of Eochu and of Aedán son of Gabrán here below." corpus of electronic texts edition
  5. Celt : Annals of Innisfallen AI609
  6. Mors Aedhain m. Gabrain mc. Domangairt righ Alban Celt : Annuls of Ulster U606.2 corpus of electronic texts edition
  • ...Cináed son of Alpín son of Eochaid son of Áed Find son of Domangart son of Domnall Brecc son of Eochaid Buide son of Áedán son of Gabrán son of Domangart son of Fergus Mór ... Celt : Genealogies from Rawlinson B 502: 1696 Genelach Ríg n-Alban

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On 30 Sep 2018 at 19:40 GMT Valerie Willis wrote:

Macgabrain-1 and UNKNOWN-10384 appear to represent the same person because: same name - parent & son; following a parallel upload

Aedan is 40 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 41 degrees from Katy Jurado and 34 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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