The Kings of Magh Luirg or Moylurg were a branch of the Síol Muireadaigh , and a kindred family to the Ua Conchobair Kings of Connacht. Their ancestor, Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg, was a brother to Conchobar mac Tadg , King of Connacht 967–973, ancestor of the O Connor family of Connacht. Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg is said to have made a deal of some nature where, in return for abandoning any claim to the provincial kingship, he would be given Moylurg . His dynasty was known as the Clan Mulrooney, and later still took the surname of MacDermot (a branch of this family were in turn called MacDermot Roe). The following is a list of their Kings, followed by the respective heads of the family up to the present day.
Magh Luirg or Magh Luirg an Dagda, Anglicised as Moylurg, was the name of a kingdom located in the north-east of Connacht, the western province of Ireland, from c. 956–1585. The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Síl Muiredaig, who were themselves of the Uí Briúin Ai who descended from The Connachta.
Síol Muireadaigh, Gaelic-Irish dynasty and territory, located in north County Roscommon.
Conchobar mac Tadg, King of Connacht 967–973 and eponym of the O'Conor family of Connacht.
The Kings of Moylurg
Muirchertach mac Maelruanaidh Mor was the second king of Moylurg, but is very obscure; not even the dates of his reign are known. He was succeeded by his son Tadhg.
Tadhg mac Muirchertach was one of the early kings of Moylurg, and the most obscure. Even the years of his reign are unknown. All that can be said with certainty is that he lived in the middle decades of the eleventh century and his father was Muirchertach mac Maelruanaidh Mor. He was succeeded by his son, Maelruanaidh mac Tadhg, in or around the year 1080, though this too is an educated guess.
Maelruanaidh mac Tadhg was the fourth king of Moylurg, and reigned sometime in the late 11th century. The only date associated with his reign, 1080, may simply be provisional.
The MacDermot of the Carrick
The Chief of the Name
The Prince of Coolavin
Prince of Coolavin was a title first applied by popular usage to Charles MacDermot, 1707–1758, then head of the MacDermot family of Moylurg. Coolavin is a barony in south County Sligo, in the Republic of Ireland. Up to the late 16th century the head of the family were still Kings of Moylurg, but had lost their lands due to confiscation.
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