Irish Kingdoms

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There were probably no less than 150 kings at any given time between the 4th and 12th centuries.[1] This is only a partial list and is an on going project.

Relationships of primary and secondary kingdoms

  • Kingdoms by Province - Wikipedia - 23 Aug 2017
  • Middle medieval period: Ireland was divided into five primary Kingdoms - Connaught, Leinster, Meath, Munster and Ulster. Secondary Kingdoms included Desmond, Ormond, Ossory, Tara, and Thomond.[2]
  • Norse (aka "Dark Foreigners"[3], aka "Fair Foreigners[4]") Kingdoms: Dublin, Limerick and Waterford - Port towns: Wexford, and Cork.
  • At the start of the 9th-century the primary kingdoms were- Airgíalla, Connachta, Laigin, Northern Uí Néill (Ailech), Southern Uí Néill (Mide), Mumu, and Ulaid
  • Petty kingdom of Ireland - Wikipedia
  • History of Ireland in maps - 17 Aug 2017
  • YouTube - 2000 years of Ireland maps
  • Norman invasion of Ireland late 12th century: Gaelic Ireland was made up of several kingdoms (to be added)

Kingdom Area Other Name Category
Kings of Ailech Ulster West & Central Kingdom of the Northern Uí Néill
Kings of Airgíalla Ulster, Monaghan, Armagh Oriel Kingdom of Airgíalla
Kings of Brega Meath, Louth, Dublin southern Uí Néill kingdom of Brega
Kings of Breifne Ulster/Connacht Kingom of Breifne
Kings of Breifne East Ulster, Cavan Kingom of Breifne
Kings of Breifne West Connacht, Leitrim Kingom of Breifne
Kings of Cairpri Southern O'Neill southern Uí Néill
Kings of Clandeboye Ulster, East Wikipedia Clandeboy O'Neills
Kings of Conaille Muirtheimne Leinster, Louth Need to create
Kings of Connacht Connacht Connachta Kingdom of Connacht
Kings of Corco Modhruadh Wikipedia
Kings of Dál nAraidi Ulster, Antrim Kingdom_of_Ulaid
Kings of Dál Riata Ulster, North East Dalraida Kingdom of Dál Riata
Kings of Déisi Muman Munster, Kingdom of Déisi Muman
Kings of Desmond Munster, South & East Kingdom of Desmond
Kings of Dublin Kingdom of Dublin
Kings of Eilne Ulster, Derry
Kings of Fermanagh Ulster, Fermanagh Fer Manach
Kings of Ind Airthir Kingdom of Airgíalla
Kings of Kinelarty Ulster, Down Wikipedia
kings of Fir Chúl
Kings of Iarmuman and Loch Léin Munster, West
Kings of Leinster Leinster Kingdom of Leinster
Kings of Leix Leinster, Laois Laois Kingdom of Osraige
Kings of Limerick
Kings of Luighne Connacht Connacht, Mayo
Kings of Magh Luirg Connacht, north-east Princes of Coolavin
Kings of Maigh Seóla Connacht, Galway
Kings of Mide (Meath) Leinster, North Meath, Southern Uí Néill, Ciannachta, Lords of Clonlonan Kingdom of Mide
Kings of Mugdorna Ulster, South Kingdom of Airgíalla
Kings of Munster Munster Rí Mumhan
kings of Muintirevlin Ulster, Tyrone East
Kings of Osraige Osraige, South-West Ossory, Osraighe, Slieve Bloom
Kings of Ráith Airthir
Kings of Síol Anmchadha Connacht
Kings of Sliabh Lugha Connacht, Mayo Wikipedia
Kings of Soghain
Kings of Tara
Kings of Thomond Munster, North-West
Kings of Tír Chonaill Ulster, Donegal Tyrconnell
Kings of Tír Eoghain Ulster, Tyrone Tyrone
Kings of Uí Áeda Odba Ailill Fiach, Carlus mac Ailella
Kings of Uí Cheinnselaig
Kings of Uí Chremthainn Ulster, Monaghan, Armagh Kingdom of Airgíalla
Kings of Uí Echach Cobo
Kings of Uí Failghe
Kings of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne Connachta Wikipedia
Kings of Uí Maine Connacht, Southern
Kings of Uí Meic Uais Ulster, North Kingdom of Airgíalla
Kings of Uí Méith Louth Kingdom of Airgíalla
Kings of Uisnech Leinster, Westmeath
Kings of Ulaid Ulster, North-East
Kings of Umhaill Connacht, Mayo Wikipedia
Kings of Waterford

kingdom of Muintirevlin

Muintirevlin is the old name for the lands on the western shores of Lough Neagh, south of the Ballinderry river. In Irish it was Muintir Doibhlin - the people of Devlin, or the land where the O'Devlins lived. It seems fairly certain that at some time in the middle of the 11th century, the ancestors of the O Devlins first occupied the territory later known as Muintirevlin. Their genealogical line has been traced back to the famous king, Niall of the Nine Hostages, who ruled from Aileach in the Inishowen peninsula. The ancestors of the O Devlins in earlier times occupied Drumleene, which is just north of Lifford.[5]

Kings of Waterford


  1. Irish Kings and High-Kings by Francis J. Byrne pg. 7
  2. FMG Ireland Introduction
  3. FMG Ireland Dublin
  4. Downham, C. (2007) Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland (Dunedin), pp. xvi-xx
  5. Muintirevlin Remembers, The History of the People Around the Old Cross, a publication of Muintirevlin Historical Society researched and edited by Pat Grimes.

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Members and goals of this project

Valerie Willis
Richard Devlin
Matthew DeVilling

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Add list of Kings for each Kingdom (Larger Kingdoms completed; Some smaller Kingdoms still need to be added or created)
  • Add short history and location to each Kingdom
  • Attach (Wikitree and Wikipedia profile links), and/or create a Wikitree profile for each King as needed.
  • Check for multiple profiles/trees and correct as needed
  • Update Bios and primary sources from the annals and other related books.

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