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Encyclopedia > The Connachta

The Connachta were a group of dynasties who claimed descent from the three eldest sons of Eochaid Mugmedon: Brion, Ailill and Fiachrae. They took their collective name from their alleged descent from Conn Cetchathach (Conn of the Hundred Battles). Their younger brother, Niall Noigiallach was ancestor to the Ui Néill. It is from them that the province of Connacht in the west of Ireland takes its name. A dynasty is a family or extended family which retains political power across generations, or more generally, any organization which extends dominance in its field even as its particular members change. ... Eochaid Mugmedon (slave-lord) was a semi-historical High King of Ireland of the 4th century who was said to be the ancestor of many of Irelands most significant dynasties, such as the Connachta and the Ui Néill. ... In Irish mythology, Conn Cetchatach or Conn of the Hundred Battles (c. ... Niall of the Nine Hostages (Irish: Niall Noigíallach) was a High King of Ireland who was active early-to-mid 5th century, dying - according to the latest estimates - around 450/455. ... The Uí Néill (Irish for grandsons (descendants) of Niall) were an Irish dynasty who claimed descent from Niall Noigiallach (Niall of the Nine Hostages), a semi-historical High King of Ireland who died about 450. ... Connaught redirects here. ...

The descendants of Brion were known as the Ui Briuin, and their off-shoots included the Ui Briuin Ai, Ui Briuin Breifne, Ui Briuin Seola.

The descendants of Fiachrae were known as the Ui Fiachrach, and their off-shoots included the Ui Fiachrach Aidhne, Ui Fiachrach Muaide, Tir nAmalgado.

The descendants of Ailill were known as the Tir nAilello, but faded into obscurity.

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