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Eithne Ollamhdha (abt. 0195)

Eithne Ollamhdha
Born about in Tara, Meath, Irelandmap
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Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Eithne Ollamhdha was the daughter of Dunlaing and granddaughter of Eanna Nia [1]

"The wife of the illustrious Cormac, King of Ireland, was Eithne Ollanhdha, daughter of Dunluing, who was the son of Eana Niadh." [2]

Geoffrey Keating, in his General History of Ireland, tells of the way in which Eithne dealt with her husband's mistress, Ciarnuit, forcing her to grind large quantities of corn (wheat) everyday. [3]


  1. Celt : The History of Ireland Section 47 XLVII; by Geoffrey Keating Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
  2. The hermit of Glenconella page: 107 by G. Cowie, pub: Ireland 1820
  3. The General History of Ireland page 275-5; by Geoffrey Keating pub: 1732

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I know the sources list her father as Dunlainge/Dúnlaing son of Eanna Niae/Enna Niadh, but their respective dates of death in 536 and 503, makes this impossible.
posted by Benjamin Marotta