Gormlaith Ní Murchada
(-1030)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Olaf Sihtricsson King of Dublin

  • Sihtric Olafsson King of Dublin
2. Brian Bóruma Mac Cennétig King of Munster, High King of Ireland
3. Máel Sechnaill Mac Domnaill King of Tara, High King of Ireland
  • Conchobar Mac Máel Sechnaill King of Tara
  • Mac Máel Sechnaill

Gormlaith Ní Murchada

  • Marriage (1): Olaf Sihtricsson King of Dublin
  • Marriage (2): Brian Bóruma Mac Cennétig King of Munster, High King of Ireland after 981 1
  • Marriage (3): Máel Sechnaill Mac Domnaill King of Tara, High King of Ireland 1
  • Died: 1030 1

  General Notes:

GORMLAITH (-1030). The Annals of Tigernach record the death in 1030 of "Gormlaith, daughter of Murchad son of Fland" mother of "Sitric son of Olaf king of the Foreigners and of Donnchad son of Brian king of Munster". Her third marriage is confirmed by the Annals of the Four Masters which record the death in 1030 of "Gormlaith daughter of Murchadh son of Finn, mother of the king of the foreigners Sitric, Donnchadh son of Brian king of Munster, and Conchobhar son of Maeleachlainn king of Teamhair". It is assumed that Maelsechnaill separated from Gormlaith as he is recorded with another wife before Gormlaith died.

m firstly as his third wife, OLAF Sihtricsson King of Dublin, son of SIHTRIC King of York & his first wife --- (-981).

m secondly (after 981, [separated]) [as his second wife,] BRIAN Boroma, son of CEINNÉITIG & his wife --- (941-killed in battle Clontarf 23 Apr 1014).

m thirdly ([separated]) as his [third] wife, MAELSECHNAILL King of Ireland, son of DOMNALL & his wife --- ([949/50]-Cró Inis of Lough Ennell 2 Sep 1022). 1


Gormlaith married Olaf Sihtricsson King of Dublin. (Olaf Sihtricsson King of Dublin was born about 900 and died about 978-980 in Iona, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, GB.)


Gormlaith next married Brian Bóruma Mac Cennétig King of Munster, High King of Ireland after 981.1 (Brian Bóruma Mac Cennétig King of Munster, High King of Ireland was born about 941,1 died on 23 Apr 1014 in "Battle of Clontarf", Clontarf, Dublin, Leinster, IE 1 and was buried in Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, Armagh, Count Armagh, Northern Ireland, BT60, GB.). The cause of his death was Killed in battle.


Gormlaith next married Máel Sechnaill Mac Domnaill King of Tara, High King of Ireland.1 (Máel Sechnaill Mac Domnaill King of Tara, High King of Ireland was born about 949-950 1 and died on 2 Sep 1022 in Cró Inis, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Leinster, IE 1.)


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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