Kings of Moylurg


Kings of Moylurg

The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Síl Muireadaigh, and a kindred family to the Ua Conchobair Kings of Connacht. Their ancestor, Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg, was a brother to Conchobar mac Tadg, King of Connacht 967-973, ancestor of the O Connor family of Connacht. Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg is said to have made a deal of some nature where, in return for abandoing any claim to the provincial kingship, he would be given Moylurg. His dynasty were known as the Clan Mulrooney, and later still took the surname of McDermott (a branch of this family were in turn called McDermott Roe. The following is a list of their Kings, followed by the respective heads of the family up to the present day.

"The Kings of Moylurg"
* Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg, fl. 956 founder of Moylurg and the Clan Maelruanaidh.
* Muirchertach mac Maelruanaidh Mor
* Tadhg mac Muirchertach
* Maelruanaidh mac Tadhg, fl. 1080.
* Tadhg Mor mac Maelruanaidh, 1120-1124.
* Maelsechlainn mac Tadhg Mor, 1124.
* Dermot mac Tadhg Mor, 1124-1159, progenitor of the surname McDermott.
* Muirgius mac Tadhg More, 1159-1187.
* Conchobair McDermott, 1187-1196.
* Tomaltach na Cairge McDermott, 1196-1207.
* Cathal Carrach McDermott, 1207-1215.
* Dermot McDermott, 1215-1218.
* Cormac McDermott, 1218-1244
* Muirchertach McDermott, 1245-1265
* Tadhg McDermottt, 1256-1281.
* Dermot Mideach McDermott, 1281-1287
* Cathal McDermott, 1288-1294
* Maelruanaidh McDermott, 1294-1331.
* Tomaltach gCear McDermott, 1331-1336.
* Conchobhair McDermott, 1336-1343
* Ferghal McDermott, 1343-1368.
* Aedh McDermottt, 1368-1393.
* Maelruanaidh McDermott, 1393-1398.
* Conchobair Og McDermott, 1398-1404.
* Ruaidri Caech McDermott, 1404-1421.
* Tomaltach an Einigh McDermott, 1421-1458.
* Aedh McDermott, 1458-1465.
* Conochobar Og McDermott, 1456-1478.
* Ruaidri Og McDermott, 1478-1486.
* Conchobair McDermott, 1486-1497.
* Tadhg McDermott, 1497-1499.
* Cormac MacDermot, 1499-1528.

* Dermot an Einigh Mcdermott, 1528-1533.
* Eoghan McDermott, 1533-1534.
* Aedh na Ab McDermott, 1534-1549.
* Ruaidri McDermott, 1549-1568.
* Turlough MacDermot 1568-1576.
* Tadhg MacDermot, 1576-1585, last "de facto" King of Moylurg.

"The MacDermot of the Carrick"
* Brian na Carriag MacDermot, 1585-1595, first to be styled "MacDermot of the Carrick"
* Conchobar Og MacDermot 1595-1603.
* Brian Og MacDermot, 1603-1636.

"The Chief of the Name"
* Turlough MacDermot, 1636-c.1652, first to be styled Chief of the Name.
* Cathal Roe MacDermot, c.1652-c.1694.
* Hugh MacDermott, c.1694-1707.

"The Prince of Coolavin"
* Charles MacDermott, 1707-1758, first to be styled Prince of Coolavin.
* Myles MacDermot, died 1758-1792.
* Hugh MacDermott, M.D., 1792-1824.
* Charles Joseph MacDermot, J.P.,1824-1873.
* Hugh Hyacinth O'Rorke MacDermot,1873-1904.
* Charles Edward MacDermot, 1904-1947.
* Charles John MacDermot, 1947-1979.
* Dermot MacDermot, 1979-1989.
* Niall Anthony MacDermot, 1989-2003.
* Rory MacDermot, 2004- The MacDermot, Prince of Coolavin, Chief of the Name.

References:
* "Mac Dermot of Moylurg: The Story of a Connacht Family", Dermot Mac Dermot, 1996.
* http://www.macdermot.com/

ee also

* Irish Royal Families


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