King Brian Bóruma MacCennétig

King Brian Bóruma MacCennétig

Male 941 - 1014  (73 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Brian Bóruma MacCennétig 
    Prefix King 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 941  Kincora Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1014  Clontarf Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Armagh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32606  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father King Cennétig MacLorcain,   d. 951 
    Mother Babhion,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F58917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 More o' Mulloy,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Toirrdelbach,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Murchadh,   d. 23 Apr 1014, Clontarf Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F58914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Echrad ingen Carlusa,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. King Teige o' Brien,   d. 1023
     2. Donal Ban,   d. 1052
    +3. Donogh
     4. Blanaid nic Brian,   b. Abt 968,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F18026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Gormflaeth ingen Murchada MacFinn,   d. 1030 
    Married 1000 
    Children 
     1. King Donnchad o' Brien,   d. 1065, St. Stephen, Rome Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sadhbh,   d. 1048
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F46002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Dubhchoblaig,   d. 1009 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F58920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Slani,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Babhion,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F13635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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


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