Tommaltach mac Indrechtaig

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Tommaltach mac Indrechtaig (died 790) was a King of Dal nAraide in Ulaid (Ulster) and possible King of all Ulaid. He was the son of Indrechtach mac Lethlobair (died 741), a previous King of Dal nAraide. [1] He ruled from 776 to 790 and as King of all Ulaid from 789 to 790. He belonged to the main ruling dynasty of the Dal nAraide known as the Uí Chóelbad based in Mag Line, east of Antrim town in modern county Antrim.

Indrechtach mac Lethlobair was a Dal nAraide king of the Cruithne in Ulaid (Ulster). He was the son of Lethlobar mac Echach, a previous king. He belonged to the main ruling dynasty of the Dal nAraide known as the Uí Chóelbad based in Mag Line, east of Antrim town in modern county Antrim.

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Tommaltach made his bid for the Dal nAraide throne in 776 supported by Eochaid mac Fiachnai (died 810) of the Dal Fiatach, son of the reigning King of Ulaid. They were successful at the Battle of Drong. They were successful and the incumbent king Cináed Ciarrge mac Cathussaig and his ally, Dúngal king of the Uí Tuirtri (an Airgialla tribe west of Lough Neagh), were slain. [2] In 783 Tommaltach had to defend his position and won the Battle of Duma Achad (Dunaughey, modern County Antrim) against his internal enemies. [3]

Eochaid mac Fiachnai was a Dal Fiatach king of Ulaid, which is now Ulster, Ireland. He was the son of Fiachnae mac Áedo Róin, a previous king. He ruled from 790 to 810.

Cináed Ciarrge mac Cathussaig was a Dál nAraidi king of Ulaid, an over-kingdom in medieval Ireland. He was the son of Cathussach mac Ailello, a previous king and possible over-king of Ulaid. He belonged to the Eilne branch of the family, and ruled from 774 to 776.

Upon the death of Fiachnae mac Áedo Róin (died 789), King of Ulaid, the Dal Fiatach became involved in a civil feud and Tommaltach made himself King of Ulaid. [4] Tommaltach however died the next year. [5] That same year in 790, a slaughter of the Dal Fiatach by the Dál nAraidi occurred. [6] This is listed after his death notice for that year in the annals but yearly events are not necessarily listed in chronological order. Though listed as king of Ulaid in the kinglists in the Book of Leinster he is only awarded the title King of Dal nAraide at his death notice in the Annals of Ulster.

Fiachnae mac Áedo Róin was a Dál Fiatach ruler of the over-kingdom of Ulaid in Ireland. He reigned from 750 to 789. He was the son of Áed Róin and brother of Bressal mac Áedo Róin, previous kings. This family had their base in modern-day County Down, Northern Ireland.

His grandson Lethlobar mac Loingsig (died 873) was also a King of Ulaid.

Lethlobar mac Loingsig was a Dál nAraidi king of Ulaid, in medieval Ireland. He was the grandson of Tommaltach mac Indrechtaig, a previous king of Ulaid. He belonged to the main ruling dynasty of the Dál nAraidi known as the Uí Chóelbad based in Magh Line. He ruled as king of the Dál nAraidi from 824/849-873 and as leth-ri (co-king) of Ulaid from 857-871 and sole king of Ulaid from 871-873.

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  1. Byrne, Table 7; Charles-Edwards, Appendix XXII; Mac Niocaill, pg.138
  2. Annals of Ulster, AU 776.7; Mac Niocaill, pg.139
  3. AU 783.5; Mac Niocaill, pg.139
  4. Mac Niocaill, pg.140
  5. AU 790.2
  6. AU 790.6; Mac Niocaill, pg.140

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