|Brian Bóruma Mac Cennétig King of Munster, High King of Ireland
Brian Bóruma Mac Cennétig King of Munster, High King of Ireland
Cause of his death was Killed in battle..1
BRIAN Boroma, son of CEINNÉITIG & his wife --- (-killed in battle Clontarf 23 Apr 1014). The Annals of Ulster record the birth in 941 of "Brian son of Cennéitig". The Annals of the Four Masters record the birth in 925 of "Brian son of Ceinnedigh" adding that this was "24 years before Maelseachlainn son of Domnhall", although this proposed date of birth of Brian is improbable considering the date of his death. The Annals of Tigernach record that "Brian mac Cendéidigh" attacked "Inis Cathaig (Scattery Island)…[and] therein the Foreigners of Limerick…Imar, and Olaf one of his sons and Dubchenn his other son" in [975/76]. The Annals of Ulster record that "Brian son of Cennétig" killed "Mael Muad king of Desmumu" in battle in 978. The Annals of Inisfallen record that "Brian son of Cennétig" defeated and killed "Mael Muad son of Bran king of Caisel" at "the battle of Belach Lechta" in 978. King of Munster. The Annals of Inisfallen record that "Brian son of Cennétig…and Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall king of Temuir" divided Ireland between them in 997 "Leth Cuinn to Mael Sechnaill and Leth Moga to Brian". High King of Ireland 1002. The Annals of Tigernach record that "Brían Boroma regnat" in [999/1000]. The Chronicon of Mariano Scotti records that "Brian rex Hiberniæ" was killed "1014 IX Kal Mai". Orkneyinga Saga records that Sigurd Jarl of Orkney went to Ireland "five years after the Battle of Svoldur" to support "King Sigtrygg Silk-Beard" against "King Brian of Ireland", and left "his elder sons in charge of the earldom", but was killed in the battle in which King Brian was killed. The Annals of Ulster record that "Brian son of Ceinnéitig son of Lorcán king of Ireland and Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall king of Temair" led an army to "Áth Cliath" in 1014, adding that Brian was killed in the battle. The Annals of the Four Masters record that "Brian son of Ceinneidigh monarch of Ireland in the 88th year of his age" was killed in 1013 in the battle [of Clontarf].
Brian next married.
Brian next married Gormlaith Ní Murchada after 981.1 (Gormlaith Ní Murchada died in 1030 1.)
Brian next married.
Brian next married Dub Choblaig Ní Cathal.1 (Dub Choblaig Ní Cathal died in 1009 1.)
1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.
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