The McLaughlin High
The High Kings of Ireland 405-1198 A.D.
X 1. Niall Naiogiallach mac Echach Mugmedoin (+405) 2. Nath I mac Fiachrach 3. Loeguire mac Neill (+463) 4. Ailill Molt mac Nath I (+482) 5. Lugaid mac Loeguiri (+507) X 6. Muirchertach MacErcae mac Eogain (+ c. 536) 7. Tuathal Maelgarb mac Cormaic Caich maic Coirpri (+ c. 544) 8. Diarmait mac Cerbaill (+ c. 565) 9. Forgus mac Muirchertaig (+ c. 566) X Domnall mac Muirchertaig (+ c. 566) 10. Ainmuire mac Setnai (+ c. 569) 11. Baetan mac Muirchertaig (+c. 572) Eochaid mac Domnaill (+ c. 572) 12. Baetan mac Ninnedo (+ c. 586) 13. Aed mac Ainmuirech (+ c. 598) 14. Aed Slaine mac Diarmato (+604) Colman Rimid mac Baetain (+604) X 15. Aed Allan (Aedh Uaridnach mac Domnaill) (+612) 16. Mael Cobo mac Aedo (+ 614) 17. Suibne Menn mac Fiachnai (+628) 18. Domnall mac Aedo (+642) 19. Cellach mac Mael Cobo (+658) Conall Cael mac Maele Cobo (+654) 20. Diarmait mac Aedo Slaine (+665) Blathmac mac Aedo Slaine (+665) 21. Sechnussach mac Blathmaic (+671) 22. Cenn Faelad mac Blathmaic (+674) 23. Finsnechta Fledach mac Dunchado (+695) 24. Loingsech mac Oengusso (+704) 25. Congal Cennmagair (+710) X 26. Fergal mac Maele Duin (+772) 27. Fogartach mac Neill (+724) 28. Cinaed mac Irgalaig (+728) 29. Flaithbertach mac Loingsig (+734) 30. Aed Allan mac Fergaile (+743) 31. Domnall Midi mac Murchado (+763) X 32. Niall Frossach mac Fertaile (+770) 33. Donnchad Midi mac Domnaill (_797) X 34. Aed Oirdnide mac Neill (+819) 35. Conchobar mac Donnchada (+833) X 36. Niall Caille mac Aeda (+846) 37. Maelsechnaill mac Maele Ruanaid (+862) X 38. Aed Findliath mac Neill (+879) 39. Flann Sinna mac Maelsechnaill (+916) X 40. Niall Glundubh mac Aeda (+919) 41. Donnchad Donn mac Flainn (+944) 42. Congalach Cnogba mac Maelmithig (+956) X 43. Domnall Ua Neill (+980) 44. Maelsechnaill mac Domnaill (+1022) 45. Brian Boruma mac Cennetig (+1014) 46. Tairrdelbach Ua Briain (+1086) 47. Muirchertach Ua Briain (+1119) X Domnall Ua Lochlainn (+1121) 48. Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair (+1156) X 49. Muirchertach MacLochlainn (+1166) 50. Ruaidri Ua Conchobair (+1198) An X indicates a High King in the McLaughlin pedigree.
The McLaughlin Kings of Aileach
The free chieftainships of Aileach were: 1. Magh Ith (the territory south of Inishowen in Donegal) 2. The Craebh (Now the Barony of Keenaught in Londonderry County) 3. Cinel-Conaill (the rest of Donegal) 4. Tuloch-og (now Tullyhoge, or Tullaghoge, near Cookstown in Tyrone County) 5. Inish-Eoghainn (or the Inishowen Peninsula of Donegal County) The Kings of Aileach were inaugurated Kings at Tuloch-0g, by the O'Hagans, on a stone coronation chair at the site. In later years, after the destruction of Aileach by Murchertach O'Brien in 1101, (or perhaps even earlier, by 1050) the Kings of the North of Ireland moved their capital to Tuloch-og in Tyrone County. Other sources say they first moved to the vicinity of Inish Enaigh near Strabane in Tyrone. Sometime during the reign of Domnall MacLochlainn (+1121), High King of Ireland, the McLaughlins moved their great house to Derry, while their rivals, the O'Neills, remained in Tuloc-og. The Kingdom of Aileach had lost some of its early grandeur by the 12th century, after the Normans had moved into parts of Ulster and controlled vast territories in the North of Ireland. The appelation "King of Aileach" was still used by the Annalists, but more often the term "King of Cinel-Eoghainn," or "King of the kindred of Owen" became used in its place, in tacit recognition of the advances of the Normans beginning in about 1177.
The McLaughlin Kings of Aileach 1051-2141 A.D.
|Ardgar MacLochlainn expelled from
kingship of Tulach-og, 1051;
(s. of Lochlan) King of Aileach, died at Tuloch-og, buried at Armagh
in the mausoleum of the Kings, 1064
Domnall Ua Lochlainn took the kingship of the Cinel-Eoghainn, 1083; King of
(s. of Ardgar) Aileach, 1088; Archking of Ireland, Died at Derry, 1121
Nial Ua Lochlainn King of Cinel-Conaill, 1013; died 1119
(s. of Domnall)
Maghnus MacLochlainn Lord of the Cinel-Eoghainn and of the North, slain 1128
(s. of Domnall)
Conchobhar MacLochlainn King of Aileach and King of all the North, slain 1136
(s. of Domhnall)
Muirchertach MacLochlainn Expelled from chieftainship of Cinel-Eoghain, 1143; at the
(s. of Nial, ggs. of Lochlan) head of the Cinel-Eoghain, 1147; King of Ireland, 1150;
King of Aileach and Tara, 1152; First year over Ireland,
1156; Archking of Ireland, built Church of Derry, 1164;
slain 1166, buried at Armagh.
Nial Ua Lochlainn Tirowen divided by Rory O'Connor; part north of mountain
Callain to Nial MacLochlainn; south part to Aedh Ua Neill, 1167
Conchobhar Ua Lochlainn Kingship of the Cinel-Eoghainn, 1169; slain at Armagh, 1170
Maelsechlainn MacLochlainn King of the Cinel-Eoghainn. 1176; slain by foreigners, 1185
Domnall MacLochlainn Deposed (from leadership of Cinel-Eoghainn), 1186;
(s. of Aedh) King of Aileach; slain 1188; buried in Armagh
Muirchertach MacLochlainn King of Cinel-Eoghain; slain; buried at Derry, 1196
(s. of Muirchertach)
Conchobhar MacLochlain Aedh Ua Neill deposed; Conor erected Lord of Cinel-Eoghainn
('the little') Cinel-Eoghainn, slain 1201
Domnall MacLochlainn King of Cinel-Eoghainn, 1232; resumed lordship, 1234;
deposed by Normans, 1238; regained lordship at battle of
Carn-Siadhaill, 1239; slain at battle of Caim Eirge, 1241