Cetchathach, Conn 1a 2

Birth Name Cetchathach, Conn
Gender male
Age at Death 22 years

Narrative

Conn Cétchathach (Conn of the Hundred Battles) was a legendary High King of Ireland. He was the ancestor of the Connachta, and, through his descendant Niall Noígiallach, the Uí Néill dynasties. His father was Fedhlimidh Rachtmar and his mother was Ughna Ollchrothach. His son was Art mac Cuinn. Some stories of the Fenian Cycle are set in his time.

He gained the throne by overthrowing Mal, who had killed his father. He earned his epithet Cétchathach in his wars with the Dál nAraidi.

His rival for the kingship of Ireland was the king of Munster, Éogan Mór, also known as Mug Nuadat, who beat him in ten battles and took half of Ireland from his control. Mug was able to gain such power because his druid predicted a famine, which he prepared for by storing grain. Ireland is sometimes seen as divided between Leth Cuinn, Conn's Half, in the north, and Leth Moga, Mug's Half, in the south.

Mug was killed when Conn led a night attack against his forces with all of his tribal leaders save one behind him. Conn's forces ultimately overwhelmed Mug's army, and Mug was killed in the process.

Mal's son Tibride Tirech killed Conn at Tara, having sent fifty warrior dressed as women against him from Emain Macha.
(Wikipedia)

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 135     2
Death 157 Hill of Tara, Meath, Leinster, Ireland   3

Age: 22y

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Rachtmar, Fedhlimidh100119
Mother Ollchrothach, Ughna91
    Brother     Suighde, Fiacha 117
         Cetchathach, Conn 135 157
    Brother     Finn, Eochaidh

Families

Family of Cetchathach, Conn and na Laigan, Eithne Thaebfota

Unknown Partner na Laigan, Eithne Thaebfota ( * 135 + ... )
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Mac Cuinn, Art150195
, Saraid157

Source References

  1. RCKarnes: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=arciek&id=I30053 Carrie's Family Tree
      • Source text:

        ID: I30053
        Name: *Conn CÉTCHATHACH
        Sex: M
        Name: Conn of the Hundred BATTLES
        Death: BET 136 AND 157 in Hill of Tara, Meath, Leinster, Ireland 1
        Occupation: BET 116 AND 136 High King of Ireland (or 122-157) 1
        Note:
        Conn Cétchathach (Conn of the Hundred Battles) was a legendary High King of Ireland. He was the ancestor of the Connachta, and, through his descendant Niall Noígiallach, the Uí Néill dynasties. His father was Fedhlimidh Rachtmar and his mother was Ughna Ollchrothach. His son was Art mac Cuinn. Some stories of the Fenian Cycle are set in his time.

        He gained the throne by overthrowing Mal, who had killed his father. He earned his epithet Cétchathach in his wars with the Dál nAraidi.

        His rival for the kingship of Ireland was the king of Munster, Éogan Mór, also known as Mug Nuadat, who beat him in ten battles and took half of Ireland from his control. Mug was able to gain such power because his druid predicted a famine, which he prepared for by storing grain. Ireland is sometimes seen as divided between Leth Cuinn, Conn's Half, in the north, and Leth Moga, Mug's Half, in the south.

        Mug was killed when Conn led a night attack against his forces with all of his tribal leaders save one behind him. Conn's forces ultimately overwhelmed Mug's army, and Mug was killed in the process.

        Mal's son Tibride Tirech killed Conn at Tara, having sent fifty warrior dressed as women against him from Emain Macha.
        (Wikipedia)

         

        Father: *Fedhlimidh RACHTMAR
        Mother: Ughna OLLCHROTHACH

        Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
        Children
        Art MAC CUINN

        Sources:
        Title: 1Wikipedia

         

      • Citation:

        arciek@juno.com

  2. Thomas Mebane LeGrande: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=tmebl&id=I21848 LeGrande Family Tree
  3. RCKarnes: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=arciek&id=I13223&style=TABLE Carrie's Family Tree