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List of Irish Monarchs

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See Wikipedia:Monarchy of Ireland
See LIST OF HIGH KINGS OF IRELAND wikipedia.com also Ard Rí or High Kings of Ireland, starting from the Milesian conquest 1700 bc

A monarchical system of government existed in Ireland from ancient times (ante 900BC) until, for what became the Republic of Ireland, the mid-twentieth century.


High Kings of Ireland

Kingdoms of Ireland and their Kings

Monarchs of Ireland

  • Henry VIII (Tudor) of England (1491-1547) of Ireland (1542–47); Lord of Ireland 1509–42; made King by the Crown of Ireland Act 1542
  • Edward VI (1547–53)
  • Lady Jane Grey (1553; disputed)
  • Mary I (1553–58)
  • Philip jure uxoris (1554–58); his role as King of Ireland was reinforced by the Treason Act 1554
  • Elizabeth I (1558–1603)
  • James I (1603–25)
  • Charles I (1625–49)
  • Charles II (1660–85)
  • James II (1685–91)
  • William III (1689–1702) & Mary II (1689–94)
  • Anne (1702–14)
  • George I (1714–27)
  • George II (1727–60)
  • George III (1760–1800)

Monarchs of the Irish Free State and Ireland (1922-1949)

  • George V (1922–1936) (The Irish Free State became a self-governing Dominion of the British Empire and subsequently, in 1931, a legislatively independent country)
  • Edward VIII (1936)
  • Arguably George VI (1936–1949), whose status was diminished

Monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • George VI (1949–1952) (Following the Ireland Act 1949, only that part of Ireland known as Northern Ireland remained part of a monarchy.)
  • Elizabeth II (1952–)


  1. Cycles of the Kings Web Project: Baile Chuinn Cétchathaigh
  2. R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956
  3. Trinity University, D.P. McCarthy, Collation of the Irish regnal canon
  4. Annals of the Four Masters vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 at CELT Corpus of Electronic Texts
  5. The History of Ireland by Geoffrey Keating at CELT Corpus of Electronic Texts

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