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||MACMORROUGH, Dermod |
||3 Feb 1110
||Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
||St. Edan Cathedral, Ferns, Wexford, Ireland
||1 May 1171
||Ferns, Wexford, Ireland
||16 Mar 1939
||Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
||19 Aug 2021 |
||LEINSTER, Donnchad MacMurchada, b. Abt 1085, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland d. 8 Dec 1115, Laugh Carmen, Wexford, Ireland (Age ~ 30 years) |
||FEILMED, Orlaith O'Braenain, b. 1078, Leinster, Ireland d. 8 Dec 1115, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland (Age 37 years) |
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||O'TOOLE, Queen More, b. 1114, Castle Dermot, Kildare, Ireland d. 10 May 1191, Loch Garman, Leinster, Wexford, Ireland (Age 77 years) |
||Lough, Wexford, Ireland
||24 Jan 2022 |
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- Acceded: 1126. AKA Diarmait macDonnchada MacMurchada. Known for his part in the Irish history episode known as the "Rape of Dervorgill. Dissatisfied Irish king (King of Leinster) who invited Anglo-Norman invasion in 1169.
AKA Diarmait macDonnchada MacMurchada.Notes: Dermod naNGhall: 2nd son of Donoch MacMorough; died 1171; was the 58th Christian King of Leinster.[KFH]. It has often been suggested that Diarmait Mac Murchada (Dermot MacMurrough) earned the sobriquet "Diarmait na nGall" (Dermot of the Foreigners) from the fact that he entered a military alliance with, and gave his daughter Aífe in marriage to, Richard de Clare (Strongbow), but it is more probable that the cognomen refers to the fact that he asserted control over the Hiberno-Norse kingdom of Dublin. Despite his negative posthumous reputation as the catalyst for Norman rule in Ireland, Diarmait was roundly praised by contemporary accounts as a great patron of church reform, having endowed the Cistercian abbey of Baltinglass. This act moved St. Bernard of Clairvaux to write a letter of commendation to Diarmait.Additional Notes: In 1166 AD King Diarmait MacMurchada of Leinster was expelled from his land by allies of the King of Tara Ruaidrí Ua Conchobhair (Rory O'Conor). Diarmait fled to Bristol and from there to London, where he swore homage to Henry II of England in return for permission to recruit a mercenary army to restore him to his throne. He recruited The Earl of Pembroke (otherwise known as Strongbow or Richard FitzGilbert de Clare) and his knights (Maurice FitzGerald, Robert FitzStephen, Meiler FitzHenry, and Robert de Barry), who were getting a difficult time from the Celts of southern Wales (whom they were trying to subdue). The promise of rich reward lay across the sea in Leinster. Thus the introduction of the Norman English outside of Dublin, and the beginning of the conflict between Norman and Gaelic Lord. Here too is the supposed entrance of knights into Ireland. I contend that they already existed long before the arrival of Strongbow and his men.
Possible Alternate to Ancestors:parents: Enna (Edna), King of Linster, 1085, of Dublin - d 1126 in Lough Carmen, Wexford, Ire, wife unknown. g'parents: Donnhadh King of Leinser, abt 1050 - 8 Dec 1090 or 1115, Dublin, wife unknown. Hull University uses the later date of death and shows him as the father, not the grandfather.slain by Donal O'Brien and the Danes at Dublin, IrelandLeinster (Laigin); one of the seven major kingdoms of Ireland ;pcated om SE Ireland from Dublin south to Wexford.[toole.FTW]He asked Richard Strongbow de Clare (and others including William Gerard, etc) to help him in Ireland. That was the beginning of the Norman Conquest of Ireland.
King Diarmoitt had his kingdom taken from him by the high King of Ireland for kidnapping Derbforaill the wife of a minor Irish King of Breifne, Tiernan O'Rourke. Diarmoitt went to King Henry II of England to ask for his support in retaking his kingdom. He was turned down by Henry, but Henry sent him to Richard FitzGilbert (StrongBow), Earl of Pembroke in Wales. Richard agreed to help him, in payment Diarmoitt pledged his first born daughter, Aoife (Red Eve) in marriage. In the battles that followed Diarmoitt died and Strongbow took over Diarmoitt's lands and added to his own using his new wife as his claim. Henry gained the support of Strongbow in his future invasion of Normandy. Diarmoitt lost his land and Kingdom and invited the English into Ireland where they stayed for the next 7 centuries, subjecting the Irish to their rule. He remains the most hated man in Irish history.