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Conall Gulban

Male - Abt 464

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  • Name Conall Gulban  
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 464 
    • «b»Maybe the same as Conall CremthainneMacNiall

      Conall Gulban«/b» (died c. 464), was an Irish «u»king «/u» who founded the kingdom of «u»Tír Conaill «/u» in the 5th century, comprising much of what is now «u»County Donegal «/u». He was the son of «u»Niall Noígiallach «/u».«u»[1]«/u»
      His byname Gulban derives from Benn Gulban (the mountain of Benbulban) in Co.Sligo. From which center the sons of Niall set out upon their conquest of the north.«u»[2]«/u» King Conall Gulban was murdered by the Masraige at «u»Magh Slécht «/u» (Co.Cavan) in 464. He was buried by Saint Caillin at Fernagh, Co.Leitrim.«u»[3]«/u»
      He was apparently very close to his brother «u»Eógan mac Néill «/u» who died of grief over his brother's death the next year.«u»[4]«/u»
      His sons included Fergus Cendfota, Dauí (founder of the Cenél nDuach) and Énna Bogaine (founder of the Cenél mBogaine)
      «/b»His descendants were known as the «u»Cenél Conaill «/u».
      The Peninsula of Inishowen in Donegal was fought for by the «u»Dochartaigh «/u» (known modernly as Doherty, Daugherty, Docherty, Dougherty, etc.) clan who were then given the titles as Princes of Donegal. This family also descends from Conall (see Clann Ua Dochartaig).
      The «u»Cenél nEógain «/u», descended from his brother, Eoghan, became the other premier «u»Uí Néill «/u» «u»sept «/u» in «u»In Fochla «/u» (also known as «u»In Tuisceart «/u»). Their kingdom was known as «u»Tír Eógain «/u». Modern day «u»County Tyrone «/u» shares both its name and much of its territory. Its respective royal dynasties, the «u»Kings of Tir Connaill «/u»and the «u»Kings of Tír Eógain «/u». Its last «i»de jure«/i» native rulers fled abroad in the episode known as The «u»Flight of the Earls «/u», but as with all the major Irish kingships, the line of descent continues into the present day.
      «tab»«/b»«i»Annals of the Four Masters«/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»

      «u»Conall Gulban <«/u»«b»«u»«/b»>«/u» (Son of Niall of the Nine Hostages)
    Person ID I61403  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2009 

    Father Niall of the Nine Hostages Noígillach, King of Ireland and Tara,   d. 453 
    Family ID F1506  Group Sheet

     1. Fergus Cennfota macConaill O'Néill,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Daui macConaill O'Néill,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F551617630  Group Sheet