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                                                        *90.Niall - of the Nine Hostages the Gaelic Milesian 126th King of Tara / Ireland the direct male line ancestor of the Heremonian Ui Niaill Septs.

     *90.Niall Mor Naoighiallach - the Greater - of the Nine Hostages was the fifth son of *89.Eochy Mugmedon / Muigh Mheadhoin - the Cultivator of the Plain the Scythian Celtic Milesian Gaelic Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn 124th King of Tara / Ireland and Caireann Chais Dubh - of the Dark Curly Hair who was a Brythonic Princess the daughter of Scal Moen the Saxon King in Briton / Albion. *90.Niall was to be known eventually as *90.Niall Mor - of the Nine Hostages when he became the 126th King of Tara / Ireland, as he was to secure aristocratic warrior hostages from nine individual regions that he had previously submitted, to ensure their abiding allegiance, who also paid him tribute / borumha. Among these were the 4 Provinces in Ireland, the Teutonic Saxons in Albion / Briton, the Scythian Cruthin Gaelic Picts in Alba / Scottish Highlands, the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Conaire Dal Riada Sept in the north - east of Ireland and Argyle (The Land of the Gael) in the Scottish Highlands, and also a Province towards Calais and Picardy, where he had gone deep into Gaul to assist the Morini Celts to expel the Romans from out of their territory there.

    Initially *90.Niall - of the Nine Hostages was to make his older half - brother, 90.Brion the first Heremonian Dal Cuinn King of Connacht, who was also to become the aristocratic warrior direct male line ancestor of 4 important Ui Briuin Septs in the Connacht Province, and the U Briuin Kings of Connacht, and also eventually 2 Kings of Ireland.  90.Fiachra, his other half - brother, was to become the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the "southern" and "northern" Ui Fiachrach Septs in Connacht, and 2 of the Kings of Tara / Ireland and the early Ui Fiachrach Kings of Connacht. He initially made 90. Fiachra the Heremonian Dal Cuinn King of a region from Carn Feradaig near Co. Limerick in the north - west of the Munster Province to Magh Mucronmhe near Athenry in Co. Galway in the south of Connacht (The Land of *83.Conn). After the demise of 90.Brion he made 90.Fiachra the second Heremonian Dal Cuinn King of Connacht. *90.Niall was married to Inne the daughter of Lewy / Lughaidh a relict of Fiachaidh, Indorba a Princess of Briton, as Ireland and Briton were close during the 4th - 5th Century, and was also married to Roigneach.

    During *90.Niall Mor's rule St. Patrick, aged 16 years, who was a Celtic - Romano was brought by force into Ireland among a party of 200 children from Little Brittany / Amorica in France. but would escape later on and then return to Ireland in 432 AD of his own volition to spread Christianity further after he was to have a vision imploring him to do so.  

405 AD *90.Niall Mor - of the Nine Hostages was to be killed for revenge while he was resting on the banks of the River Lianne / Loire near Boulgne - sur - mer by a Heremonian Ui Laoghaire Ui Lughaidh Cu Corb Prince, 95.Eochy / Eochaidh Ainbhcellach, who he had previously exiled to Alba / Scottish Highlands, who was one of the sons of 94.Enda / Enna Cennsalach / Kinsella the Heremonian Ui Laoghaire Ui Lughaidh Cu Corb 2nd King of Leinster who would refuse Christianity when St. Patrick was to return to Ireland in 432 AD. *90.Niall Mor had previously decreed that Alba was to be known henceforth as Scotia Minor.

    *90.Niall - of the Nine Hostages had 12 sons, and from 8 of these sons he became the direct male line ancestor of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" and "northern" Ui Niaill Septs / Family branches in the Connacht Province, Northern Leinster, the Ulster Province and the Highlands of Scotland. His second wife, Roigneach was to be the mother of his first 7 sons.

(1) 91.Cairbre / Coirpre, whose mother was Rioghnach, was to  become the direct aritocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill Cenel Cairbre, including the O Flanagans of Tuath - Ratha, the Muintir Cathalan / O Cahills, while his grandson, *93.Toole / Tuathal Mael Garb became the Gaelic Milesian 132nd King of Tara / Ireland and the only one from the Cenel Cairbre.

(2) 91.Conall Cremthainne was the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill King of Meath in Northern Leinster who became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill Cenel nArdgail Sept, the Siol nAedo Slaine and the Clann Cholmain Kings of Ireland, including the O Melaghlin / Mac Loughlins / Ui Maol Sheachlainn of Meath.

(3) 91.Fiacha / Fiachu / Fiachaidh, whose mother was Inne, the daughter of Lewy / Lughaidh, became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Cenel Fiachach Septs who had their territory from Birr to the Hill of Uisneach (Medio Hibernica) in Co. Westmeath in Northern Leinster, were he became the ancestor in more modern times of the Mac Geoghegans / Meic Eoghagain who were the Chiefs there, the O Molloys / Ui Maoil Mhuaidh of Meath, the Ui Donechar / O Donaghers / O Dooners.

(4) *91.Leary / Laoghaire became the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian "southern" Ui Niaill 128th King of Tara / Ireland, and St. Patrick arrived back into Ireland in the fourth year of his rule, but he had promised his father that he would not become a Christian. His son, *89.Lewy / Lughaidh was to become the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill 130th King of Tara / Ireland and they both then became the male line ancestors of the O Connellan / Ui Caoindealbhain - caoin (comely) dealbh (form) and the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill Cenel Laoghaire Sept / Family branch, who also had their territory in Co. Meath in the south - east of Northern Leinster. Anglicized also as Kindellan, Quinlan / Quinlivan in the Munster Province, O Conlan or O Conlon also.

(5) 91.Maine of Tethbae became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Cenel Maine, who had his territory from Loch Ree to Loch Annin near Mullingar / Molingar in Co. Westmeath in Northern Leinster who was to become the direct male line ancestor of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill Cenel Maine Septs, including the Sionnach Muinntear Thadhgain / Fox the Kings of Muintir / Muinntear Tagan, the Muintir Ronain, the Muintir Choinmheadha, the Ui Inneirghe Sept, the Muintir tSlamain, the Muintir Dhuibhgheannain, the Clann Ui Mhaoil Chonaire, the Muintir Bhraoin, the Muintir Chibleacain, the Ui Siadhail Sept, the Muintir Chathalain, the Muintir Muireaghdha, the Ui Carrghamhna Sept, the Muintir Chuinn, the Mac Gawleys of Carbry, the O Dugans, the O Henergys and the O Mulchonreys. 

(6) 91.Eogan became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain Sept, initially in Tir Eogain in the north - east of the Ulster Province as the Kings of Aileach, then as the Kings of Tyrone, and eventually as the Kings of Ulster, while also producing many of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn Kings of Tara / Ireland and the Kings of Scotland, 91.Eogan was baptised by St. Patrick at Aileach and his main Septs later on in more modern times were to be the the O Canes / Kanes, the O Carolans, the O Creans, the O Dalys of Ulster, the O Grogans, the Mac Loughlins and the O Nialls.

(7) 91.Conall Gulban became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel Conaill Septs in Tir Conaill / Tyrconnell / Co. Donegal who were also to be early Kings of Tara / Ireland, and Kings of Tyrconnell, especially represented later on by the O Donnells / Ui Domhnaill in the north - west of the Ulster Province along with the O Boyles, the O Doughertys / O Dohertys, and the O Gallaghers.

(8) 91.Enda / Eanna became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the "northern" Ui Niaill Ui Endae Septs whose mother was also Rioghnach, and his descendants in the mid - north - west of the Ulster Province would be eventually incorporated into those of his 2 "northern" brothers, 91.Eogan (Cenel nEogain) and 91.Conall Gulban (Cenel Conaill).  

(9) 91.Fergus became the aristocratic warrior ancestor of the Heremonian Cenel Fergusa represented in more modern times by the O Hagans and the O Fergusons,

(10) 91.Angus / Aonghus / Aeneas, (11) 91.Aulthearg / Ualdhearg and (12) 91.Fergus Ailtleathan - all of which I have no record of issue.

     Of the 5 sons from the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill, only 3, 91.Cairbre / Coirpre, (Cenel Cairbre),*91.Leary / Laoghaire (Ui Laoghaire Septs) and 91.Conall Cremthainne (Siol nAedo Slaine and the Clann Cholmain) were to leave Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill Kings of Tara / Ireland. 91.Conall Cremthainne's male line was to eventually become the aristocratic warrior standout, as they were to not only produce Kings early on from his descendant *94.Aed Slaine the Gaelic Milesian 141st King of Ireland (Siol nAedo Slaine) but later still from his older half - brother, 94.Colman Mor (Clann Cholmain) whose aristocratic warrior Sept was to survive in the Kingships until the early 11th Century AD.

       *90.Niall - of the Nine Hostages had in essence become the first real Ard Ri / High King of Tara / Ireland, although in actual fact there was no such a position allowed under the Celtic Brehon Law, as the Celtic Septs always remained independent of each other in Celtic culture and tradition, which was to bring  them undone eventually, on the Continent, in Briton, and also in Ireland. *90.Niall had his Summer Place at the fortress of the Grianan of Ailech / Ailed in the north - west of Co. Derry in the Ulster Province, which was to be built with oak trees from Thomond  / Northern Munster. It was situated on the Greenan Mountain west of Co. Derry overlooking Loch Swilly and Loch Fee where it was to only last as a Heremonian main seat until the 8th Century AD under the auspices of his descendants the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain.

    *90.Niall - of the Nine Hostages divided Ireland into two parts, and was to send the 3 youngest of his sons, 91.Eogan (Cenel nEogain), 91.Conall Gulban (Cenel Conaill) and 91.Enda (Ui Endae Septs) into the north to make secure the territory there in the Ulster Province, which did not include the territory to the east  of there controlled by the Gaelic Milesian Irian Septs and the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Dal Fiatach Septs in what was still the kingdom generically known as Ulaid taking in both Co. Antrim and Co. Down. The Gaelic Milesian Irian Septs were descended from 37.Ir,, who had been a brother to *37.Eremon  the aristocratic warrior ancestor of the Heremonian Septs, who had also been a brother  to 37.Eber Fionn the aristocratic warrior ancestor of the Heberian Cianachta at nearby Keenaught in Co. Derry. (All of the descendants of the Septs descending from the 3 younger sons of *90.Niall Mor were to become known generically also as the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill. Meanwhile, *90.Niall Mor gave over the territory under his control in the Midland / Midhe / Meath / Northern Leinster region to 5 of his other sons whose descendants became known generically also as the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui  Niaill who were to be based on Tara / Teamhair in the kingdoms of Bregia in in what was to become Co. Meath, and Tethbae in Co. Westmeath.

      91.Conaill Gulban was to be set up in the north at Tir Conaill / Tyrconnell / Co. Donegal (The Land of 91.Conall) where he was to be the direct male ancestor of the Cenel Conaill Septs (The Family of 91.Conall) in their territory there, now known as Co. Donegal / Dun na Gall (The Fort of the Foreigners) in the far north - west of the Ulster Province. Of *90.Niall's other 2 "northern" sons, 91.Eogan was to establish the Cenel nEogain Septs as the Kings of Aileach at Inish Eogan (The Island of 91.Eogan / Owen) and his descendants later migrated also into Tir Eogan (The Land of *88.Eogan) later Co. Tyrone in Central Ulster, culminating in the O Niall and Mac Loughlin Kings of Ireland, and also eventually into the far north - east as the O Neills of Clandeboye / Clann na Buidhe. 91.Enda the other one of the 3 Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill brothers, became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Ui Endae Septs, who were to be later absorbed by the ongoing expansion of his 2 other "northern" Ui Niaill brothers. The O Donnellys, the O Kanes, the Mac Loughlins / Mheic Lochlainns and the O Nialls / O Neills were to be the better known modern Families, descended directly from 91.Eogan (Cenel nEogain). while the O Donnells became the Kings of Tir Conaill / Tyrconnell / Co. Donegal descended from *91.Conall Gulban (Cenel Conaill)

       Of the other 5 brothers who were to produce the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill Septs, 91.Coirpre's / Cairbre's grandson, *93.Toole / Tuathal Mael Garb, as previously mentioned, became the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill 132nd King of Tara / Ireland. (The one and only from 91.Coirpre's male line.) Also as previously mentioned, *91.Leary / Laoghaire was to be the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Ui Niaill 128th King of Tara / Ireland who had promised his father he would not become a Christian, and was to be buried according to tradition upright facing his enemies up in the Ulster Province. 91.Maine of Tethbae / Cenel Maine Septs had his territory surrounded by the River Inny and Loch Ree, and 91.Fiachu / Cenel Fiachach Septs had his territory in the south, separated by the River Brosna, where it  joined onto the Munster Province further south. (Both 91.Fiachuís and 91.Maine's aristocratic warrior male line also did not produce any "southern" Ui Niaill Kings of Tara / Ireland). *91.Conaill Cremthainne's aristocratic warrior male line was to become the most predominant of the "southern" Ui Niaill Septs in the end, producing many of the Kings of Ireland, including 103.Malachy 1st and 107.Malachy 11 the ancestor of the O Melaghlin / Mael Sechlainn / Mac Loughlins there in Meath who were also the Kings of Meath / Midhe. Around 700 AD the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill territory included the territories of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn Ui Niaill Cenel Fiachach (Tethbae), 91.Leary / Laoghaire, the Heberian Cianacht Gailenga, the Heberian Cianacht Luigne, the Heberian Cianachta of Meath, the Saithne Sept at Glasnevin in Brega in Co. Meath, the Fir Thulach Heremonian Ui Laogharie Ui Lughaidh Cu Corb Sept, and two of the separated Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill Septs also of 91.Cairbre. The ancient kingdoms of Brega, Tara, Knowth, and Lagore were also part of it, taking in Co. Meath, Co. Westmeath, Co. Longford, the south of Co. Louth, and Co. Cavan, which is now found in the Ulster Province, and the north of Co. Dublin, Co. Kildare and Co. Offaly in Southern Leinster.

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