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Colmán Macdiarmait O'Néill

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  • Name Colmán Macdiarmait O'Néill  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 558 
    • «b»

      Colmán Már mac Diarmato«/b» (died 555/«u»558 «/u») was a King of «u»Uisnech «/u» in «u»Mide «/u». He was the son of «u»Diarmait mac Cerbaill «/u» (died «u»565 «/u»), the high king of Ireland and also king of Uisnech.«u»[1]«/u»
      The annals do not refer to him as king but he is mentioned in the king-lists of the «i»Book of Leinster«/i». It is unknown when he acquired Uisnech; his father had acquired the high kingship in «u»544 «/u».«u»[2]«/u» He was killed in his chariot by Dub Sloit Ua Trena one of the «u»Cruithne «/u» in 555 or 558.«u»[3]«/u»
      Colmán Már was ancestor of the «u»Clann Cholmáin «/u» which later dominated the southern «u»Ui Neill «/u». His sons included two kings of Uisnech, «u»Suibne mac Colmáin Már «/u» (died «u»600 «/u») and «u»Fergus mac Colmáin Már «/u» (died «u»618 «/u»). Colmán Már was possibly identical with «u»Colmán Bec «/u» (died «u»587 «/u»), the distinction arising out of 8th century politics.«u»[4]
      «u»1. ^«/u»«/b» Byrne, Table 3; Mac Niocaill, pg.80;Charles-Edwards, Appendix III
      «u»«b»2. ^«/u»«/b» The «i»Laud Synchronisms«/i» give him a reign of four years in Uisnech.
      «u»«b»3. ^«/u»«/b» «i»Annals of Ulster«/i» AU 555.2, 558.2; «i»Annals of Tigernach«/i» AT 557.1, Mac Niocaill, pg.70-71
      «u»«b»4. ^«/u»«/b» Byrne, pg.xvii
      «tab»«/b»«i»Annals of Tigernach«/i» at «u»CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts <>«/u» at «u»University College Cork <>«/u»
      «i»«tab»Annals of Ulster«/i» at *«u»CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts <>«/u» at «u»University College Cork <>«/u»
      «tab»Byrne, Francis John (2001), Irish Kings and High-Kings, Dublin: Four Courts Press, «u»ISBN 978-1-85182-196-9 «/u»
      «tab»Charles-Edwards, T. M. (2000), «i»Early Christian Ireland«/i», Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, «u»ISBN 0-521-36395-0 «/u»
      «tab»Gearoid Mac Niocaill (1972), «i»Ireland before the Vikings«/i», Dublin: Gill and Macmillan
      «i»«tab»Book of Leinster«/i»,«i»Rig Uisnig«/i» at «u»CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts <>«/u» at «u»University College Cork <>«/u»
      «i»«tab»Laud Synchronisms«/i» at «u»CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts <>«/u» at «u»University College Cork <>«/u»
    Person ID I4961  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Diarmait macCerbaill O'Néill, King of Ireland,   d. 565 
    Family ID F1503  Group Sheet

     1. Suibne Maccolmáin O'Néill,   d. 600
     2. Oengus Maccolmáin O'Néill,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F1502  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).