941 - 1014 (73 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Brian Bóruma MacCennétig |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||23 Apr 1014
||Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
||19 Mar 2010 |
- King of Munster, High King of Ireland, reigned 1002-14, defeated Vikings at Clontarf 1014,
Brian Boroimhe (Boru), King of Munster and 175th Monarch of Ireland.
b. 926 at Kincora, the royal seat of his ancestors; and fell by the hand of Brodar, the Danish admiral, at the Battle of Clontarf, on Good Friday, 23 Apr 1014, in the 88th year of his age. This Brian ("Brian:" Irish, very great strength), was the ancestor of O'Brien, Kings of Thomond.
Brian Boroimhe was four times m.; his first wife was Mor (more), dau. of Flan O'Hyne, Prince of Hy-Fiachra Aidhne, in Galway, by whom he had three sons of whom Murrough, who fell at the Battle of Clontarf, was one. Brian was secondly
m. to Eachraidh, dau. of Cearbhall, son of Olioll Fionn, and had: 1. Teige; 2. Donal, who distinguished himself at Clontarf, and was slain by the Siol Murray in a battle fought by the Dalcassians against the Conacians. His third wife was Gormliath, the "Kormloda" of Icelandic history; sister of Maolmora, King of Leinster: and relict of Aulaf, the Danish King of Dublin, to whom she bore the celebrated Sitric, who succeeded his father as King of the Danes of Dublin. By Gormliath Brian had Donogh, the 176th Monarch of Ireland, who was the ancestor of Plunkett, and of the O'Briens of Coonagh, in Limerick, and of Aherlow, in Tipperary; and a daughter Sabh, who m. Cian, by whom she had Mathgabhuin, the founder of the family of O'Mahony, in the county Cork. Brian's fouth wife was Dubhcobhla, who d. s. p. 1009; she was dau. of Cathal O'Connor, King of Connaught. [Brian also had a daughter Slani who married the aforementioned Sitric. Evidently she was not by either of his last two wives.]
"Brian Boroimhe is represented by our old annalists as a man of fine figure, large stature, of great strength of body, and undaunted valor; and has been always justly celebrated as one of the greatest of the Irish Monarchs, equally conspicuous for his mental endowments and physical energies; a man of great intellectual powers, sagacity, and bravery; a warrior and legislator; and, at the same time, distinguished for his munificence, piety, and patronage of learned men: thus combining all the elements of a great character, and equally eminent in the arts of war and peace; a hero and patriot, whose memory will
always remain famous as one of the foremost of the Irish Kings, in wisdom and valor. Brian lived at his palace of Cean Cora (Kincora), in a style of regal splendour and magnificence, unequaled by any of the Irish Kings since the days
of Cormac MacArt, the celebrated Monarch of Ireland in the third century -- the glories of whose palace at Tara were for many ages the theme of the Irish bards." -- Connellan's Four Masters
Kelley's "The Ancestry of Eve of Leinster" (The Genealogist, 1980) XII:16
AU says he was born 941.
- (Medical):Battle of Clontarf, Dublin
- Kings of Munster, Brian Tompsett - Universtiy of Hull