Cenél nEógain

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The Cenél nEógain or Kinel-Owen ("Kindred of Owen")

A branch of the Northern Uí Néill, who claim descent from Eógan (Cenel n Eogain) mac Néill (abt.0400-0465), son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.

The following is from Perplexity

The Cenél nEógain, also known as Kinel-Owen, were a branch of the Northern Uí Néill in Ireland. They claimed descent from Eógan mac Néill, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages. Their power-base was originally in Inishowen, with their capital at Ailech in modern-day County Donegal. The Cenél nEógain and the Clan Cholmáin of the Southern Uí Néill alternated as kings of Ireland from 734 to 1002. This suggests a formal arrangement between the two septs who were descendants of a common ancestor. The O'Neills and MacLaughlins were the two principal and most powerful septs of the Cenél nEógain. The name O'Neill may come from Niall Glúndub, but Clann Néill (also known as Clan Neill) takes its name from his grandfather Néill Caille. The power of the Cenél Conaill collapsed around the 780s, allowing the Cenél nEógain to advance against them. According to the Annals of Ulster, in 788, as part of a southwards push, they burned down Derry Monastery which had been built by the Cenél Conaill in the 6th century.

Name - Progenitor - Territory
  • Clann Néill (also Clan Neill) -
    • Ó Néill (Ruadh) - Ruadh Ó Néill - Tyrone
    • Mac Lochlainn -
    • Mac Barúin - Sir Art MacBarron O'Neill - Counties Armagh and Louth
    • Mac Suibhne - Suibhne O'Neill - Fanad, Banagh and Tirconnell, north coast of Donegal
    • Mac Seáin (Moy Ith or Mag Itha) - ? - eastern Donegal, southern Londonderry, northern Tyrone
    • Ó Doibhilin - Dobhailen mac Donnghal (-abt.1060) - Space:Muintirevlin_Remembers
  • Clann Aodha Bhuidhe
    • Clandeboy Ó Néill (O'Neill, Neill) - Aodh Buidhe O'Neill (-1283) - This branch of the O'Neills is more commonly known as the Clandeboy O'Neill's, with Clandeboy being the Anglicisation of Clann Aodha Bhuidhe. It takes its name from Aodh Buidhe (Yellow Hugh), grandson of Aodh Dubh (Black Hugh), King of Ulster, brother of Niall Ruadh (Red Niall), Prince of Tyrone, who claimed vast tracts of land from the Normans
    • Ó Gnímh (Agnew, O'Gnyw, O'Gnew, O'Gnive) - Progenitor ? - Territory: Extra:Poets to the O'Neills of Clandeboye. This sept is thought to have come from Scotland at the same time as the MacDonald galloglasses but not as a galloglass family itself. It is presumed it was among the original Irish septs to colonise Scotland in the 5th century
  • Clann Domnaill
  • Clann Birnn
  • "Cenél Feargusa
Cenél mBinnigh
Cenél Moen
Cenél Fearadhaigh
Cenél Tigernaich
Cenél Mac Earca
Clann Conchúir Magh Ithe
Clan Diarmatta (also Clandermot)
O'Cahan of the RouteCenél Máién
Cenél Fergusa
Cenél Máién
Cenél mBinnigh (Eochu Binnigh)
Clann Néill : Mac Barúin


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