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               91.Eogan (Cenel nEogain) the first King of Ailech - *94.Donnell Illchealgach  the Gaelic Milesan Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogan 134th King of Tara / Ireland,

    Previous Celtic Septs who had their territory in the Aileach region in the north of the Ulster Province, were the Robogdii Sept who originally had territory in Co. Donegal in the west of the Ulster Province, along with the Vennicnii Sept who had  their main fortress at Malin Head on the peninsula at Inishowen / Inis Eogain, and at Ramís Head / Horn Head near Dunfanaghy. 

 

    91.Eogan (Owen) was one of the 12 sons of *90.Niall Mor - the Greater - of the Nine Hostages the Celtic Scythian Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn 126th King of Tara / Ireland the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of all of the Heremonian "southern" and "northern" Ui Niaill Septs / Family branches beginning in the late 3rd Century AD, who was descended from *83.Conn - of the Hundred Battles the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian 110th King of Ireland the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn (The People of *83.Conn) one of the 3 sons of *82.Felim / Feidhlimidh - the Lawgiver who had been the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian 108th King of Ireland and the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Ui Felim Septs. He in turn was descended from *60. Coffey / Cobhthaigh the  Gaelic Milesian Heremonian 69th King of Erenn who was the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Ui Cobhthaigh Septs and originally in Ireland from *37.Eremon the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of all of the Heremonian Septs in Ireland. In the late 3rd Century AD 91.Eogan was to gain his own territory at Aileach in Co. Derry in the north - east of the Ulster Province, where Aileach had previously been an ancient Fir Bolg / Men of the Bag fortress there of great importance. (Also Nuadha, the Scythian Nemedian Tuatha de Danann King who had defeated their own Scythian kinsmen the Scythian Nemedian Fir Bolg in battle, and then been in control of Ireland, had also been interred there before the Gaelic Milesians came into Ireland and subjugated the Tuatha de Danann. Later on 91.Eogan's Sept the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain would also move further down into Central Ulster where their territory there would become known as Co. Tyrone / Tir Eogain (The Land of *91.Eogan.)

 

    91.Eogan became the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill 1st King of Aileach in the north of the Ulster Province during the 4th Century AD after he was accompanied by 3 of his brothers into Ulster and of these, 91.Conall Gulban also became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the other most important Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel Conaill Septs in their territory of Tir Conaill / Tyrconnell (The Land of 91.Conall Gulban), now known as Co. Donegal / Dun Gall (The Fort of the Strangers) in the far - north - west of Ulster. The other brother 91.Enda / Endae became the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel Endae Sept who had their territory also there in the north - west of Ulster, situated between the territories of his more important brothers, and 91.Fergus became the ancestor of the Cenel Fergusa and overtime these other Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Septs eventually became absorbed into both of the two main Septs of the Cenel nEogain and the Cenel Conaill.

   91.Eogan was to die after seriously lamenting the tragic death of his brother, 91.Conall Gulban.  

91.Eogan was to have 10 sons,

      (1) 92.Ailill / Oilill who was to be the direct male line ancestor of the "northern" Ui Niaill O Feacheally / O Kelly (Muintir Cheallaigh) Sept in Co. Derry through Aodh / hAodha.

 

     (2) 92.Fergus / Fearghus was to be the direct male line ancestor of the O Connors / Ui Conchobhair Septs - of Magh Iotha also in Co. Derry.

 

     (3) 92.Felim / Feidhlimidh was to be the direct male line ancestor of the O Dermonds / O Diorama / Mac Dermot / Darby / Ui Duibhdhiorma Sept in Co. Derry and Co. Donegal and of 93.Criffan / Crimthainn the direct male line ancestor of the O Rorkan / Ui Dubhthaigh. 

 

    (4) 92.Eochy / Eochaidh Binnigh / Binneach became the ancestor of the Cenel mBinnigh Septs and the Cenel Binne in Scotland and the other brothers were (5) 92.Cormac, (6) 92.Angus / Aonghus, (7) 92.Dallan, (8) 92.Iallaun, (9) 92.Dechin.  

 

     Of these 10 sons, the son who would carry the direct aristocratic warrior male line forward of the Heremonian "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain and the Au / Mheic Lochlainn and Au Neill Kings was;

 92.Murray / Muireadhach who became the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 2nd King of Aileach who was to die in 480 AD who was the father of 12 sons and many daughters, including 2 of these from 98.Earca the daughter of 97.Lorn / Loarn the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Ui Conaire King of Dal Riada (People of Riada) in Scotland in Albany.  

      (1)*93.Murtough / Muirchertach mac Earca was to be the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian "northern" Ui Niaill O Neills and the O / Mac Loughlin Kings of Ireland.

     (2) 93.Fergus Mor - the Greater mac Earca, in the 20th year of the reign of *92.Lewy / Lughaidh the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill 128th King of Ireland, was to take a great band of 150 warriors along withy 5 of his other brothers, 93.Fergus, 2 x 93.Loarns and another 2 x 93.Aongus into Alba / Scottish Highlands to assist his maternal  grandfather, 97.King Loarn there who was under seige by the Scythian Gaelic Picts who he subsequently defeated. 97.King Loarn died soon after and 93.Fergus Mor mac Earca was elected the new aristocratic warrior Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill King of Dal Riada due to 98.Earca his mother's connections. 

     (3) 93.Mongan - of the Long Hair was to become the direct male line ancestor of the O Donnellys / Ui Dunely / Ui Dhonnghaile Sept, which also included the O Croddens / O Creedons / O Croydons / Ui Croidhen Sept, the O Mulcerby Sept, the O Crean Sept and the O Gormley Sept.

    (4) 93.Farry / Feradach was to be the father of, 94.Fiachra, the father of 95.Fiachna, the father of *96.Sweeney / Suibhne Mend / Meann who would become the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 10th King of Aileach and the "northern" Ui Niaill 145th King of Ireland. (He in turn would also be the direct male line ancestor of the O Gaffreys, and also of 96.Edalach who became the male line direct ancestor of the Mac Campbells / Mac Cowells / Mac Cawells / Mheic Cathmaoil of Co. Tyrone, and the O Brollaghans / O Brollachan Sept of Co. Donegal.) When 96.Suibhne Mend was to die in 628 AD, this would end his particular male line to the Kingships altogether.

 

   (5) 93.Eochy / Eochaidh - the Tuneful who was to be the direct male line ancestor of St. Mael Rubha who lived between 642 AD - 722 AD who was the founder of the Applecross Abbey in Alba / Scottish Highlands whose territory there was to be later held by the Earls of Ross.

 

   (6) 93.Maine / Moan who became the direct male line ancestor of the Cenel Moain / O Gormleys / Ui Gairmleadhaigh, the Ui Maol Michill, the Ui Doraigen / Dorrine / Dorieu / O Dorrian and the Ui Luinigh Septs.

 

   (7) 93.Tierney / Tighernach who became the direct male line ancestor of the O Cunigans / O Cunninghams and O Hoseys / O Husseys and the O Swells / Ui hEasa.

 

  (8) 93.Dalach who became the direct male line ancestor of the O Dalys / Ui Dalaigh, while the other brothers were  (9) Fergus (10) Loarn, (11) Aongus  (12) Aongus.

 

 92.Murray's oldest son who was to continue the Cenel nEogain direct aristocratic warrior male line of the Heremonian "northern" Ui Niaill  O Nieill / O Niall and the Au / Mheic Lochlainn Kings was;  

 

*93.Murtough / Muirchertach mac Earca who was to become the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 3rd King of Aileach after his father, and also the direct aristocratic warrior male line ancestor of the Mac Loughlins, the O Nialls and many of the other "northern" Ui Niaill Septs, and was also to be the first from the Cenel nEogain Sept to be the overall King of Ireland in his own right when he became the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill 131st King of Tara / Ireland in 512 AD - 536 AD (527 AD). This was to be after the demise of his kinsmen and second - cousin, *92.Lewy / Lughaidh the previous Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" Ui Niaill UI Laoghaire 130th King of Tara / Ireland who had been a son of *91.Leary / Laoghaire the previous Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn"southern" Ui Niaill 128th King of Tara / Ireland who had been a brother to 91.Eogan. *91.Leary was another of the 12 sons of *90.Niall - of the Nine Hostages the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn 126th King of Tara / Ireland. *93.Murtough mac Earca was married to 92.Duinseach the daughter of 91.Duach Tenga / Teangumha Uma - of the Sweet Tongue the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn Ui Briuin 3rd King of Connacht, the son of 90.Brion who had been the first Heremonian Dal Cuinn King of Connacht and both of these Kings of Connacht were to become the direct male line aristocratic warrior ancestors of all of the 4 Ui Briuin Septs there in Connacht.

 

*93.Murtough mac Earca, after ruling for 24 years, was to eventually come to a sad end when he was to be burnt to death while he was hopelessly drunk, but he left behind 5 sons who produced aristocratic warrior issue;

(1) Donnell / / Domhnall Illchealgach - the Deceitful, his oldest son, who was to become the Gaelic Milesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain joint 4th King of Aileach and the "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain joint 134th King of Tara / Ireland for 3 years from 563 AD - 566 AD / 561 AD, along with his brother, *94.Fergus / Fearghus and they were to create conflict with the Leinster Province in the Battle of Gabhra Liffe were 400 of their warriors and there followers there were slain and both of the 2 brothers were to then die of the Plague on the same day, with 94.Fergus leaving no aristocratic warrior line to continue his particular male line to the Kingships.

(2) *Fergus would be the Gaelic MIlesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern"" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 135th King of Ireland in his own right,  

(3) *94.Baetan / Bagdan / Baodan another of the brothers, was then to become the Gaelic MIlesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern"" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain joint 5th King of Aileach and eventually the "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain joint 136th King of Tara / Ireland along with his nephew, *95.Eochy / Eochaidh, who was a son of his previously deceased brother, *94.Donnell Ilchelgach and *95.Eochy / Echu was to be slain by Cronan who was at that time the King of Connacht in 572 AD / 563 AD. *94.Baetan was to also become the father of 95.Lochan Dilmhain / Luchan Dilonhain the ancestor of the Cenel nEogain O Dillons / Ui Dillon Sept, and also of *95.Colman Rimid who would became the Gaelic MIlesian Heremonian Dal Cuinn "northern"" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 7th King of Aileach and the "northern" Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain 139th King of Tara / Ireland who was to die in 604 AD, which also saw the end his particular aristocratic warrior male line from 91.Eogan to the Kingships while the other brothers were  (4) Niall / Neilline and (5) Scanlan.

       Of these 5 brothers the one who was to carry the aristocratic warrior male line forward to the "northern" Ui Niaill, O Neills and Mac Loughlins was;

 

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