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Kings of Ulster

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aka (Old Irish: rí Ulad, modern Irish: rí Uladh), King of Ulaid, The title rí in Chóicid, which means "king of the Fifth", was also sometimes used.[1] Some secondary or lesser kingdoms in Ulad are Dál Riata, Duibthrian, Leth Cathail, Lathairne, Crotraige, Brétach, Fortuatha, Monaig, and others.[2]


Kings of Ulster (Ulaid)

Legendary kings

  • Eber Donn
  • Cimbáeth
  • Macha Mong Ruad
  • Fergus mac Léti
  • Congal Cláiringnech
  • Ross Ruad
  • Eochaid Sálbuide
  • Fergus mac Róich
  • Conchobar mac Nessa
  • Cúscraid mac Conchobar
  • Fíatach (Daire) Finn mac Dáire (abt.0005-abt.0039) Fíatach Finn
  • Éllim mac Conrach
  • d.0110 Mal mac Rochride
  • Tipraiti Tireach mac Mal (-abt.0187) - Tipraiti Tireach
  • Áengus Goibnenn mac Fergus Gallen mheic Tibraide Tirech
  • Fergus Dubdétach
  • Aengus Finn mac Fergus Dubdétach
  • Lugaid Lorc mac Áengus Finn
  • Dub mac Fomor mheic Airgetmar
  • Fiachu Araide mac Áengus Goibnenn mheic Fergus Gallen
  • Fedlimid mac Cas mheic Fiachu Araide
  • Imchad mac Fedlimid
  • Ros mac Imchad
  • Cronn Badruí mac Eochaid mheic Lugaid mac Ros mac Imchad
  • Fergus Foga mac Fraechar Foirtriun
  • Cáelbad mac Cronn Badruí
  • Saran mac Cáelbad

Historic kings

Kings 742-1201


Earls of Ulster

Earls of Ulster, Peerage of Ireland, First Creation (1205)

Earls of Ulster, Peerage of Ireland, Second Creation (1264)

  • Walter (Burgh) de Burgh (abt.1229-1271) Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster (died 1271)
  • Richard (Burgh) de Burgh Knt (abt.1259-1326) Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (1259–1326)
  • William Donn (Burgh) de Burgh (1312-1333) William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster (1312–1333)
  • Elizabeth (Burgh) de Burgh (1332-1363) Elizabeth de Burgh, Duchess of Clarence, 4th Countess of Ulster (died 1363)
    • m. Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, jure uxoris Earl of Ulster (1338–1368)
  • Philippa, Countess of March, 5th Countess of Ulster, (1355–1382)
    • m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, jure uxoris Earl of Ulster (1352–1381)
  • Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March and 6th Earl of Ulster (1374–1398)
  • Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March and 7th Earl of Ulster (1391–1425)
  • Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, 8th Earl of Ulster (1411–1460)
  • Edward of York, 4th Duke of York, 9th Earl of Ulster (1442–1483), merged in crown 1461

Earls of Ulster, Peerage of Ireland, Third Creation (1659)

  • James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany (1633–1701), merged in crown 1685
  • Earls of Ulster, Peerage of Ireland, Fourth Creation (1716)[edit]
  • Ernest Augustus of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Duke of York and Albany (1674–1728)

Earls of Ulster, Peerage of Ireland, Fifth Creation (1760)

  • Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany (1739–1767)

Earls of Ulster, Peerage of Ireland, Sixth Creation (1784)

  • Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763–1827)

Earls of Ulster, Peerage of the United Kingdom, First Creation (1866)

  • Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844–1900)

Earls of Ulster, Peerage of the United Kingdom, Second Creation (1928)

  • Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900–1974)
  • Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (born 1944)
  • Alexander Windsor (born 1974), Prince Richard's eldest son, is the heir-apparent to the dukedom, and, as such, uses "Earl of Ulster" as a courtesy title.


  1. MacNeill, Eoin. The Irish Law of Dynastic Succession: Part II. Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, Vol. 8, No. 32 (Dec., 1919), p 651
  2. Lebor na Cert pg.92-95 The refections and rents of the tribes of the Ulaid {MS page 199d}
  3. List of rulers of Tír Eoghain

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