Soghain


Soghain

The Soghain were a people of ancient Ireland. Their main homeland was in Tir Soghain, later annexed into the kingdom of Uí Maine in what is now County Galway. They consisted of seven cenels, or kindreds.

They were located in what is now the central northern part of County Galway; north of the towns of Athenry, Loughrea and Ballinasloe. Descendants of the Soghain are still found in great numbers in County Galway, bearing names such as Mannion, Ward, and Gillian.

References

* "The Senchineoil and the Soghain: Differentiating between the pre-Celtic and early Celtic Tribes of Central East Galway," Joseph Mannion, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 58, pp.165-170, 2006.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Сенхинолы — Население древней Ирландии на карте Птолемея Сенхинолы, ирл. Senchineoil  название предположительно докельтской народности, обитавшей в центральной и восточной частях современного графства Голуэй …   Википедия

  • Menott — may have been the name of an early Christian evangelist among the Soghain people of Connaught. He is now represented in the placename Kilmenott, Ballymacward, of which the original form would be Cell Menott ( the church of Menott ). His… …   Wikipedia

  • Manning — This article is about the name. For other uses, see Manning (disambiguation). Manning (aka Mannion, Manning) is a family name. Contents 1 Origin and meaning 2 People 2.1 Sports 2.2 …   Wikipedia

  • Irish people — Irishman redirects here. For other uses, see Irishman (disambiguation). This article is about the Irish as an ethnic group and nation. For information on the population of the Republic of Ireland, see Demography of the Republic of Ireland. For… …   Wikipedia

  • Uí Maine — For the Cenél Maini, see Tethbae. Early peoples and kingdoms of Ireland, c.800 Uí Maine, often incorrectly Anglicised as Hy Many, was one of the oldest and largest kingdoms located in Connacht, Ireland. Its territory of approximately 1,000 square …   Wikipedia

  • Cian d'Fhearaibh Bolg — Cian d Fhearaibh Bolg, last King of the Senchineoil of Magh Senchineoil, now in County Galway. Contents 1 Background 2 Grellan and the Uí Maine 3 Truce 4 Aftermat …   Wikipedia

  • Máenmaige — was a originally a kingdom, later termed a trícha cét, and in Anglo Norman times a cantred, which formed the barony of Loughrea. Contents 1 Early historic rulers 2 Extent 3 Notable natives 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Maigh Seóla — Early peoples and kingdoms of Ireland, c.800 Maigh Seola was a term used to describe the land along the east shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. It was bounded by the Uí Maine vassal kingdom of Soghain. Its rulers up to the 1220s… …   Wikipedia

  • Mo Lua of Kilmoluagh — Molua of Kilmoluagh was an early Christian missionary among the Soghain people of County Galway. Molua may have been a native of the kingdom, as a St Moluoc (another form of Molua) is listed as Moluoc mac Luchta mac Finchada mac Feidlimithe mac… …   Wikipedia

  • Modiúit — (fl. 6th century) was an early successor of Saint Kerrill, Bishop of the kingdom of Soghain in what is now County Galway. Modiúit established a church at what is now Killamude, in the parish of Ballymacward. Killamude derives from Cill Modiúit (… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.