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                                                                                                                      *102.Aed Fionn Liath the 168th King of Ireland   - 113.Donnell Mac Loughlin / Mac Lochlann of Ulster.

       *102.Aed Fionn Liath - of the White Hair who was the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niall Cenel nEogain 25th King of Aileach who became the "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 168th King of Ireland, was to be the father of 2 sons, 103.Donnell / Domhnall who became the 28th King of Aileach in the Ulster Province and also the direct male line ancestor of the Clann Domhnaill from whom the O Donnelly / Muinter Dhonnghaile Chiefs of Fear Droma Lighen descend, who were the Lord Marshalls for the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Septs, who was to die in 915 AD. He in turn was to be the father of 104.Flann who was to die in 906 AD, whose son, 105.Mulrooney / Mael Ruanaid was to die in 941 AD as the father of 106.Mael Sechnaill / Melaghlin (Devotee of St. Sechlainn) (sounded on this occassion as Mac Lochlann) who was to die in 997 AD, the father of 107.Niall who was to become the Cenel nEogain 43rd King of Aileach who would die in 1061 AD, and also of 107.Lochlann who had died previously in 1023 AD who may have been, or not been, due to an unusual double co - incidence in the recorded pedigrees, the father of 108.Ardgar mac Lochlainn who became the 44th King of Aileach who was to die in 1064 AD, the actual direct male line ancestor of the O / Ui / Mac Loughlins / Mheic Lochlainns in the Ulster Province, who in turn was to be the father of *109.Donnell O Loughlin / Domhnall Ua Lochlainn who was to be the future Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill 51st King of Aileach in the Ulster Province and 179th King of Ireland who was to die in 1121 AD.

    Meanwhile, by sheer double co - incidence *102.Aed Fionn Liath - of the White Hair the 168th King of Ireland had another descendant named 107.Lochlainn (through his other son,*113.Niall Glun Dubh - of the Black Knee who himself was to be the definite direct male line ancestor of all of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill O Nialls / O Neills in the Ulster Province, and as kinsman maybe of the Mac Loughlins also in Ulster. 

      *103.Niall Glun Dubh - of the Black Knee, the son of *102.Aed Fionn Liath - of the White Hair, became the Cenel nEogain 29/30th King of Aileach in the Ulster Province and the "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 170th King of Ireland who was to rule for only 3 years, during which time he was involved in many battles against the Teutonic Scandinavian Viking Danes / Dubh Gall until he was finally killed in 919 AD while taking them head on in the Dublin region in the north - east of Southern Leinster and he in turn left behind 3 sons, including 104,Conall, 104.Maoil Ciaran and;

      104.Murtough / Muirchertach na gCochall g Craicinn / na Ccochall Ceraiciann - of the Leather Cloaks, the son of *103.Niall Glun Dubh - of the Black Knee, as he was to cover himself and his aristocratic Cenel nEogain warriors in capes of leather while hunting down the Vikings very successfully during the Winter period after becoming the Cenel nEogain 33rd King of Aileach and heir - apparent (Tanaiste) Rigdoamna Erinn of the "northern" Ui Niaill Kingship of Ireland. (He too was to be killed in 943 AD while taking on the Vikings). Of his 5 sons, one, 105.Aodh was to be the direct male line ancestor of the Clann na Aodha Buidhe / Clannaboy Sept in the north - east of the Ulster Province, another of his sons was 105.Flaherty / Flaithbertach who was also to be a King of Aileach, while the other 3 sons were 105.Murrough / Murchad, 105.Flann and;

    *105.Donnell / Domhnall Ard Macha - of Armagh O Niall who became the Cenel nEogain 34 / 37th King of Aileach and the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 173rd King of Ireland who gained his epithet due to dying at Ard Macha in the Ulster Province in 978 / 980 AD after ruling for 24 years with little success personally against the constant raids being carried out by the Viking Danes / Dubh Gall. Due to the continuing disruption to the Brehon Law created by all of this constant turmoil in Ireland it seems that he was to be more intent on concentrating most of his efforts instead against the other Heremonian Dal Cuinn Septs in the Connacht Province while endeavouring to retain his own position in the scheme of things. He was to be the father of 4 sons who were all to be Cenel nEogain Princes of Tir Eogain / Co. Tyrone in Central Ulster and also the Chiefs of Clannaboy / Clann na Aedh Buidhe in the north - east of Ulster, and of these 106.Aedh O Niall of Craeb Tulcha would also receive his personal epithet due to being slain in the Battle of Craeb Tulca in 1004 AD while of his other 3 sons; another was also an 106.Aedh O Niall, and another 106.Murrough / Murchad na Mergaedh O Niall and;

     106.Murtough / Muirchertach Mor Midheach O Niall who died in 977 AD and was the father of;

     107.Flaherty / Flaithbertach an Trostain O Niall who became the Cenel nEogain 40/42nd King of Aileach in the Ulster Province who was to die in 1036 AD as the more direct male line ancestor of the O Niaill / O Neill Families in the Ulster Province as he was to go on to become the father of;

    108.Aedh Athlaman / Aedh Allan O Niall who was to die in 1033 AD, who was to be the father of 2 very important sons of his own, 109.Donnsleibhe O Niall the direct male line ancestor of Suibhne of Fanad in the Ulster Province the direct male line ancestor of Mac Sweeney / Mheic Suibhne - of the Battle Axes and Mheic Suibhne of Badhaine, and he was to be also the father of;

   109.Donnell / Domhnall an Trogdam - the Young Ox O Niall who was to be a King of Ulster for 5 years - with opposition, until he was slain over sovereignity by his Cenel nEogain kinsmen, the Mac Loughlins / Mheic Lochlainns and in turn he was to be the father of;

    110.Flaherty / Flaithbertach Locha Hodha / Loch Adhar O Niall who was also to be a King of Ulster - with opposition for 3 years until he was also slain over sovereignity by his kinsman, Mac Loughlin / Mheic Lochlainn and he then in turn was to be the father of;

    111.Conor / Conchobar na Fledhbhadh O Niall who was also to be a King of Ulster - with opposition for 10 years until he too was also slain over sovereignity by his kinsman Mac Louglin / Mheic Lochlainn, and he in turn became the father of;

    112.Teague / Tadhg an Glinne / Gleann O Niall who was another to be a King of Ulster - with opposition, for 7 years until he also was slain over sovereignity by his kinsman, Mac Loughlin / Mheic Lochlainn and he became the father of;

   113.Murtough / Muirchertach Magh Line / Lughadh O Niall who also became a Cenel nEogain King in Ulster Province who was married to the daughter of O Flynn / Ua Floinn Line the Heremonian Dal Cuinn Colla Da Crioch KIng of the Ui Thuirtre Sept whose territory was in the Ulster Province also on the eastern side of the River Bann from Tuaim towards the Rock of Fergus / Carraic Fearghuis the territory of Magh Line and Rath Line and in 1160 AD 113.Murtough Magh Line O Niall was accidently killed this time by Lochlann O Loughlin / Lochlainn Mheic Lochlainn, and he was to leave behind a son;

   114.Aedh an Macaomh Toinleasc - the Lazy Limbed Youth O Niall who was still very young later on when Lochlann O Loughlin was to visit his maternal family the O Flynns / Ui Floinn and he personally met 114.Aed - the Lazy Limbed Youth O Niall who showed him no respect by refusing to rise from his seat, and so gained his epithet as - the Lazy Limbed Youth, and later on he was to kill Lochlann O Loughlin / Lochlann Ua Lochlainn in revenge of his father's death, but would also divide Tir Eogain / Tyrone with 112.Niall Mac Loughlin / Mheic Lochlainn in 1167 AD, and in turn was to be the father of;

   115.Niall Ruadh - of Red Complexion O Niall who was to die in 1223 AD as the father  of;

  116.Brian Catha Duinn O Niall who was to be involved in the Battle of Caim Eirge in 1241 AD, and was later killed in the Battle of Druim Dearg in 1258 AD / 1260 AD who also made a strong claim to be the 184th King of Ireland.

     Previously *105.Donnell Ard Macha of Armagh O Niall was the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 173rd King of Ireland' whose fourth son was;

   106.Murray / Muireadach O Niaill who was to be the father by sheer dual co - incidence also of another;  

   107.Lochlann who may have been / or not been the real direct male line ancestor of the future O / Mac Loughlins / O or Mheic Lochlainn the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain Kings of Ireland, for there is still controversy as to the right Cenel nEogain pedigree from *102.Aed Fionn Liath - of the White Hair who had been the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niall Cenel nEogain 25th King of Aileach and the "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 168th King of Ireland.

         The O Lochlainns / Mac Loughlins were to eventually dominate the Heremonian Dal Cuinn Cenel nEogain Kingship of Aileach in the Ulster Province from 1062 AD for 130 years until their Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain O Niall kinsmen, descending from the previously mentioned 114.Aed - the Lazy Limbed Youth O Niall was to then revive the fortunes of the Cenel nEogain O Nialls to the direct aristocratic warrior male line of the Kingships. (From 1064 AD - 1160 AD the Mac / O Loughlins / Lochlainns were the only Cenel nEogain Sept to be mentioned in the Annals of Ulster. The query as to whether it was the 107.Lochlainn who died in 1023 AD descended from 103.Donnell / Domhnall the 28th King of Aileach who died in 915 AD, / or from the other 107.Lochlainn who emanated from his brother, *103.Niall - of the Black Knee the 170th King of Ireland, and his grandson, *105.Donnell / Domhnall O Niall who was the 34th /37th King of Aileach and 173rd King of Ireland, as to who is actually the direct male line ancestor of the Mac / O Loughlins / Mheic Lochlainn who became the actual Cenel nEogain Kings.      

     107.Lochlann (which ever one ?) was to become the father of;

     108.Ardgar mac Lochlainn who became the Cenel nEogain 44th King of Aileach in the Ulster Province who was to die in 1064 AD, as the father of 2 sons, and of these 109.Murray / Muireadach Mac Lochlainn also became the Cenel nEogain 53rd King of Aileach who was to die in 1129 AD who left no issue towards the Kingships and;      

    *109. Donnell / Domhnall O Lochlainn who had been the previous Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 51st King of Aileach and 179th King of Ireland who ruled in the north of Ireland (Conn's Half) in opposition to *108.Murtough O Brian from the Heberian Dal gCais Ui Bloid Ui Turlogh Ui mBriain Sept who ruled in the south of Ireland (Mogha's Half). *109.Donnell O Loughlin / Lochlainn was to die in 1121 AD at the monastery of St. Columbcille in Derry in Co. Derry in the Ulster Province and he was to be the father of 2 aristocratic warrior sons; 110.Conor / Conchobar O Loughlin / Lochlainn who became the Cenel nEogain 52nd / 54th King of Aileach who was to die in 1136 AD leaving no issue towards the Kingships and;

     110.Niall O Lochlainn who was also a Cenel nEogain King of Aileach in the Ulster Province who was to die in 1119 AD the father of;

   *111.Murtough / Muirchertach Mac Loughlin / Lochlainn who became the Cenel nEogain 55th / 57th King of Aileach and the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 182nd King of Ireland who ruled for 10 years until he was killed by Donogh O Carroll the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn Colla Da Crioch King of Orghialla / Oriel in Ulster in 1166 AD for going back on his word, and he was interred at Armagh in the south - east of the Ulster Province.

1160 AD the previously mentioned 113.Murtough / Muirchertach Magh Line / Lughadh O Niall, from the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain Sept, who had been a son of 112.Teague / Tadhg an Glinne O Niall, and the father of 114.Aed - the Lazy Limbed Youth O Niall, had been killed accidently by Lochlann O Loughlin / Lochlainn, although both were by then on the same side when the Cenel Eogain Sept of Telach Og were besieging their other kinsmen the Cenel nEogain O Gormleys / Ui Gailmredhaigh along with Donnell Crean / Ua Criochain and the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Dal Cuinn Ui Fiachrach Sept from the Connacht Province.

1167 AD 112.Niall Mac Lochlainn who was one of the 2 sons of *111.Murtogh Mac Loughlin / Mac Lochlainn the previous Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 182nd King of Ireland divided Tir  Eogan / Tyrone (The Land of 91.Eogan) and the kingdom of Aileach with 114.Aedh - the Lazy Limbed Youth O Niall, with the north of the Mountain (Callain - Inishowen Peninsula and Co. Derry) going to 112.Niall Mac Loughlin / Lochlainn along with 2 hostages from the O Cane / O Kane / Ui Cathain Sept of Craeb and Mac an Ghaill O Brain / Ua Brain, and the south of the Mountain (Co. Tyrone) going to 114. Aedh - the Lazy Limbed Youth O Niall along with 2 hostages from the Ua Mael Aedha who were from the Cenel Aedghusa and O Hurley / Ua hUrthuille from the Heremonian Dal Cuinn Colla Da Crioch Ui Thuirtre Sept. (This then saw the re - emergence of the O Niaill / O Neill Septs to prominence in the Ulster Province).

1176 AD 114. Aed - the Lazy Limbed Youth O Niall became the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain King / Rigdoamna Erenn (heir apparent) in his own right, but he was to be soon killed in 1177 AD by Mael Sechlainn Mac Loughlin / Lochlainn and Ardgal Mac Loughlin / Lochlainn and during the next 64 years there was to be increased conflict between the two Cenel nEogain Septs of the O Nialls and the Mac Loughlins / Mheic Lochlainns for overall authority in the Cenel nEogain Sept, but also with the added turmoil of the blood thirsty greedy encroachment of the Anglo - Norman English who were by then pushing their influence also further north up into those particular regions in the Ulster Province. The previously individual Cenel Eogain kingdoms in Ulster of Craeb, Inishowen and Magh Ith would be well and truly infiltrated and decimated by the onslaught of the English Galls / Foreigners, and Co. Tyrone this year would also be subject to a division by *115.Rory O Connor the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Dal Cuinn Ui Briuin 183rd King of Ireland to further weaken the Cenel nEogain's combined strength over sovereignity there in Ulster. (It would not be until 1241 AD that one or the other of these two Cenel nEogain dynasties would be able to gain total overall control once again over all of the "northern" Ui Niall Cenel nEogain Septs in Ulster). For 22 years prior to this the Mac Loughlins  / Lochlainns would hold the upper hand until Rory O Flaherty was to be the first to intervene in 1186 AD, followed by O Mulderry / Ua Mael Doraidh who was also to intervene later on in 1197 AD, and by then it was to be the turn of 115.Aedh Meith O Niall to gain the upper hand in the Cenel nEogain Septs in 1199 AD. He was later to be deposed by Conor - the Little Mac Loughlin / Lochlainn in 1201 AD, who was also soon slain, and 115.Aedh Meith O Niall then regained the Cenel nEogain Kingship back again in 2012 AD, and to show the O Niall's growing strength he was to hold on to it until he died in 1230 AD. The conflicts between these two Cenel nEogain Septs then began once more in earnest, and from 1232 AD until 1238 AD the Mac Loughlins / Lochlainns regained the Cenel nEogain Kingship until the Anglo - Norman English Galls / Foreigners besieged Co. Tyrone under the leadership of Mac Maurice the English appointed Anglo - Norman Justicar in Ireland and his subordinate, the Anglo - Norman Baron Hugh de Lacy. (Donnell / Domhnall Mac Loughlin / Lochlainn was then deposed by the English Galls / Foreigners and 116,Brian Catha Duinn O Niall was put in as the new Cenel nEogain King. In 1239 AD Donnell Mac Loughlin / Lochlainn was successful in the Battle of Carn Siadhail against Donnell / Domhnall - of Tamhnach (Co. Tyrone) O Niall and regained the Cenel nEogain Kingship, which later on in 1241 AD caused the "northern" Ui Niall Cenel nEogain O Nialls to combine their forces with their other "northern" Ui Niall kinsmen, the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel Conaill Sept, who had their territory in the north - west of Ulster / Co. Donegal, against the Mac Loughlins / Mheic Lochlainn. 

      *111.Murtough Mac Loughlin the previously mentioned Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 182nd King of Ireland's other son;

       112.Murtough Oge - the Younger Mac Loughlin was also killed in 1196 AD and he was to be the father of;

       113.Donnell Mac Loughlin / Domhnall Mac Lochlainn who was also to be a Cenel nEogain King of Aileach who was to be killed in the Battle of Caim Eirge in Co. Derry in the Ulster Province in 1241 AD in a conflict with the combined forces of their Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niall kinsmen the Cenel nEogain O Nialls and the Cenel Conaill O Donnells, and also killed in the conflict were 10 other members of the Mac Loughlin / Mheic Lochlainn aristocratic warrior Derb Fine (True Family) and this then brought about the re - emergence of the total supremacy of their kinsmen, the Cenel nEogain O Nialls in Ulster. *116.Brian Catha Duin O Niall, the son of 115.Niall Ruadh - of Red Complexion O Niall, then became the overall Cenel nEogain King, who assumed the Cenel nEogain 184th Kingship of Ireland, and after this the Mac Loughlins were never again to challenge the O Nialls for the Cenel nEogain Kingship. 

     Giolla Brighdhe Mac Con Midhe who was originally the Mac Loughlins / Lochlainn's bard, after the death of 113.Donnell Mac Loughlin / Lochlainn in 1241 AD, became the bard for their resurgent kinsmen the O Nialls, and he later wrote a poem recording the Battle of Downpatrick when *116.Brian Catha Duinn O Niall, who had assumed the 184th Kingship of Ireland, was to be defeated and beheaded by the English Galls / Foreigners in the north - west of the Ulster Province.

 

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