99.Donngal - 107.Carthy / Mac Carthy - 7
99.Donngal's / Dungalach's sixth son, whose Heberian Eoghanacht Chaisil aristocratic warrior male line was to continue on to produce Kings of Cashel / Munster, and push the Mac Carthy male line forward was;
100.Sneadhghus / Snedgus / Sneidh who was to be the father of ;
101.Artgal (Valorous as a Bear) the father of;
102.Lachtna / Lachtnae (the colour of milk) the father of;
103.Buchan / Buadachan (Victorious) whose daughter, Gormlaith married Donnell the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Deisi King and they were to produce Mothla O Felan who would be among those killed in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 AD supporting *105.Brian Boru the Gaelic Milesian Heberian Dal gCais 175th High King of Ireland against the Vikings and their Leinster allies. 103.Buchan was to become the father of;
954 AD 104.Callaghan Caisil / Cellachan (Bright Headed) who became the Heberian Eoghanacht Chaisil 34th King of Cashel / Munster who was to rule for 10 years and die this year, who was one of the most outstanding Heberian Eoghanacht Kings of Cashel / Munster, who went very close to defeating the Vikings early on in his own right when he drove the Danes out of the Muster Province, and in the Battle of Knock Saingil in Co. Limerick in the south - west of Munster he killed Aulaf the Danish commander with a blow from his battle axe that went right through his heavy brass helmet. 104.Callaghan's son who then carried their male line forward was;
105.Donough / Donnchad (Brown Lord) who was the first heir apparent / Prince / Tanaiste of Desmond / Southern Munster who became the Heberian Eoghanacht Chaisil 38th King of Cashel / Munster, and his sons where, 106.Foghartach, 106.Maol Foghartach who was a King of Munster, and 106.Murrough / Murchad (Sea Battler) who became the direct male line aristocratic warrior ancestor of the O Callahans / O Callaghans from the Siol gCeallachain of Cloonmeen. (The Seed of 104.Cellachan) His other son was;
106.Saerbrethach / Saorbhreathach (Noble of Judgment) pro. Servrahach and anglicized as Justin, who was to be the father of the Eoghanacht Chaisil Prince / Tanaiste and heir apparent;
107.Carthy / Carthach - the Loving One the direct male line ancestor of the Mac Carthys / Clanna Mheic Carrthaigh, who it could be said by this period in time owed their new rising position as an important aristocratic warrior Sept in the overall scheme of things due to the Viking Danes, as the followers of 107.Carthy, just like the Heberian Dal gCais Septs were now to be prominent in the battles against them.
Up until this period in time and beginning around the end of the 4th Century AD, since the Heberian Eoghanacht Families under 89.Conall Corc had set up on the Rock of Cashel, the Eoghanachta Septs had continued to share the Cashel / Munster Kingship, but only between their own Eoghanachta Septs for nearly 600 years. Originally their Heberian kinsmen descending from 85.Eoghan Mor's younger brother, 85.Cormac Cass, had also shared the original Kingship of Munster early on into the 4th Century AD. (This had been under the decree of their father, 84.Ailill Oluimm the Gaelic Milesian Heberian 1st King of Munster.) 85.Cormac Cass's descendant 89.Lewy / Lughaidh Mean in 315 AD had then crossed the River Shannon and secured further territory in the west in the east of Co. Clare, which was then still a lower part of the east of Southern Connacht, and he had combined this territory, (sword land) with Tuadh Mhumhain / Thomond / Northern Munster. His descendants who became the Heberian Dal gCais Sept had then been excluded from the Kingship of Munster, but as their Heberian kinsmen they still had to continue to support the Heberian Eoghanacht Kings in their battles. The pious reluctant 102.Cormac mac Cuilennain who had been the previous Eoghanacht Chaisil 31st King of Cashel / Munster and Bishop of Cashel had well and truly reawakened the interest of the Dal gCais Sept also in the Kingship by passing on this vital knowledge of historical information to 103.Lorcan the Dal gCais Chieftain.
The Viking incursions into Ireland had begun in the late 8th Century AD, where they at first attacked the outlying churches and monasteries, while the Irish Septs themselves had no real coastal settlements as such, as all of the Celtic Irish Septs actually resided further inland, and this allowed the Vikings to set up settlements along the coastal regions, and by this period in time also they intended to create more permanent settlements and completely take over all of Ireland. Previously during the early 9th Century AD, which was a vital time to stop their advance, 100.Felim mac Crimthann the Heberian Eoghanacht Chaisil 23rd King of Cashel / Munster did nothing to stop them at all and this not only increased their opportunities, but gave them the belief that the Irish Septs in Ireland, going on their dealings so far with the monks, would be a pushover. They became more bolden and then begun raiding further and further inland, attacking the different individual Irish Septs / Family branches, monasteries, churches and Institutions from all directions, using the River systems. With the deaths of some of the stronger Irish Gaelic Milesian aristocratic warrior Eoghanacht Kings, and the ever growing numbers of the Viking Norsemen themselves, this wass to create further inability on the part of the intending Heremonian Ui Niaill High Kings of Ireland to not only keep control over them, but also over the other Irish Septs who had no intention or idea of ever having a real High King of Ireland as it was not in the Irish Brehon Law, but the individual Irish Septs where now all becoming desperate as to how to survive the ongoing Viking onslaught. The disruption to the Celtic Irish Brehon Law was by now full on, as everything was completely in turmoil, and it was now everyone for himself under the old primitive law of "Survival of the Fittest." The Viking raids were happening all along the coast and into the hinterland, where the Irish Septs actually resided, and the Heberian Dal gCais / Dalcassian warriors, the Heberian Eoghanacht warriors, the Heremonian Dal Cuinn Ui Niaill warriors and the other Gaelic Milesian Irian and Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh and Ui Laoghaire warriors and Gaelic Ithian Septs now had to personally defend their own territories from all directions. The continual mayhem being created by the ongoing Viking menace, naturally led to an overrun of all of the individual Irish territories, while those Septs who where successful against the Viking raids pushed them back and out, and those who where not receded while trying to survive the never - ending incursions.
The Heberian Eoghanacht Septs in the Munster Province were by now not as strong in regards to their leadership as they had been under 104.Callahan / Cellachan and were totally surrounded by the Vikings on the east - coast, the south - coast and the inland river systems, and this was especially so in regards to the River Shannon, the main artery of Ireland, which runs through the central plain. allowing direct internal access to many of the inland regions and traditional Irish Family territories / Tuaths. The Vikings had by this time also severely penetrated upstream from the mouth of the River Shannon that also divided the territories to the east and the west held by the Heberian Eoghanacht Septs and the Heberian Dal gCais Septs as this took in Co. Limerick, Co. Tipperary and Co. Clare in Northern Munster, and enabled the Vikings to attack the Irish Septs there from all sides. One of the Viking settlements that created these upstream incursions was to be on the eastern bank of the mouth of the River Shannon in the original southern territory held by the Eoghanacht Septs, which is now known as Limerick City in Co. Limerick, which was then an island. Despite this there was no settlement opposite on the south - west bank in the territory of the Heberian Dal gCais Septs in Co. Clare, but despite this the Dalcassians too where suffering from the raids on their monasteries and churches that was occurring from out of the Viking settlement in Limerick, as it was just across to the east on the River Shannon.
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