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Moylurg was the name of a kingdom located in the north-east of Connaught, the western province of Ireland, from c.956-1585. The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Sil Muiredaig, who were themselves of the Ui Briuin who descended from The Connachta. Connaught redirects here. ... The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Sil Muiredaig, and a kindred family to the Ua Conchobair Kings of Connacht. ... The Connachta were a group of dynasties who claimed descent from the three eldest sons of Eochaid Mugmedon: Brion, Ailill and Fiachrae. ...

Moylurg is, in Irish, Magh Luirg an Dagda, the plain of the tracks of the Dagda. The Dagda was an ancient Irish deity, and the tracks referred to were said to be left by his large penis being dragged behind him! The Dagda is an important god of Irish mythology. ...

The kingdom's first king, Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg, was a son of Tadg mac Cathal (King of Connacht 925-956) and brother to Conchobar mac Tadg, who succeded as king in 967. Maelruanaidh is said to have made a deal of some nature where, in return for abandoing any claim to the provincial kingship, he would be given Moylurg. His dynasty were known as the Clan Mulrooney, and later still took the surname of MacDermot. The Kings of Connacht were rulers of the cóiced (variously translated as portion, fifth, province) of Connacht, which lies west of the river Shannon, Ireland. ...

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Hardie Family History - Name Meanings - MacDermott - Coolavin (0 words)
As the King of Moylurg, MacDermott was the chief vassal to O'Conor.
The castle was held by the MacDonaghs on behalf of the MacDermotts of Moylurg and the O'Conors.
The Moylurg MacDermots recieved neither the Declaration or a confirmation of land grant and the last of their ancestoral lands (approximately 35,000 English acres at the time) were granted to new English planter families including the Kings, Dillons, Cootes and Croftons.
From Moylurg to Coolavin (0 words)
MacDermot was King of Moylurg, chief vassal to O'Conor in whom was vested the greater Kingship of Connacht.
No longer therefore Kings of Moylurg the head of the family was still known as The MacDermot, a direct translation from the Irish An MacDiarmada.
Although the MacDermots were compelled to abandon their title and lands in Moylurg and settle in the barony of Coolavin they were not divested of their royal heritage.
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