Compendium of World History - Volume 1
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Compendium of World History - Volume 1

Chapter Eighteen:

The History of Ireland

   At first thought it may appear unusual that the Emerald Isle should have a recorded history far older than Rome. There is a reason.
   Unlike Italy, for example, which for centuries felt the ravages of foreign invaders who drove out, in successive waves, each predecessor, Ireland remained under the continuous dominion of one people. Irish history begins, not with the Tower of Babel, but at the end of the flood. Irish history is the only literature which specifically connects Israel with its past. It has long been assumed that late monks invented this relationship under Catholic influence. Nothing could be further from the truth. Catholic influence elsewhere never associated the ancient world with Israel except the obvious case of Egypt. And in Ireland the Catholic monks did their best to make it appear that Ireland was not settled by Hebrews at all, but by Magog! This Irish "myth" had its origin among the Catholic monks.

How Confusion Arose in Irish History

   The history of Ireland under the Milesian kings has come down to us in two forms a short and a long form. The long form arose out of an attempt to make Irish history conform to the faulty chronology of the Septuagint Version approved by the Roman Catholic Church. The Domestic Annals were artfully expanded to make it appear that Irish history commenced centuries earlier than it did in fact. The task of the monks was rendered easy by an unusual circumstance.
   Under the Irish kings, Ireland was divided into several kingships or countries. Each country had its own sovereign who was related by blood to the other royal families. Among these contemporaries there was constant strife. First one branch, then another, gained the ascendancy and held the supreme office over Ireland. Whichever king sat on the throne in the supreme office became known as an "Ard-Riga" or Arch King. As each King usually ruled much longer over his own kingship or country than as Arch King, he would have a longer and a shorter length of reign. At times there were disputed claims to the Arch Kingship, and also joint reigns. Each of these factors made it easy for certain later monks, who followed the Septuagint, to alter and expand the official record.
   The original and correct history of the Milesians in Ireland has, however, been preserved unaltered only in the Domestic Annals, the official history of ancient Ireland. They may be found in O'Flaherty's "Ogygia". They have been reproduced in French in A.-M.-H.-J. Stokvis' "Manuel D'Histoire", volume II, pages 234-235. The early history of Ireland, from the flood to the coming of the Milesians, may be found in Geoffrey Keating's "History of Ireland", but his chronology is not always correct. In the following tables the Irish spellings have been generally preserved, including the unpronounced "h's" indicative of aspirate sounds, a Hebrew affinity.

The First 1000 Years

   According to Irish history the first claim to Irish soil was made by Nin mac Piel that is Irish for the Assyrian king Ninus, son of Bel or Belus. But no permanent settlement was established.
   Ireland remained generally uninhabited for about three hundred years after the flood 2368-2068 records Keating (p. 114). In 2068 Parthalon and a band of Hebrew warriors arrived from the Greek world and established a settlement at Inis Saimer, a small island in the river Erne, at Ballyshannon. Thirty years later 2038 -Parthalon died and the land was divided between his four sons; Er, Orba, Ferann, and Fergna (p. 120) (p, 118). Twenty years later (2018) a plague befell the settlers. The settlers were exterminated, save for those who fled. After 30 years of desolation 2018-1988 the remnant that fled returned to Ireland and continued to inhabit it for another 250 years until 1738. The total time which the family of the Parthalonians inhabited Ireland was 300 years from 2068-2018 and from 1988-1738. Keating records that at this time another catastrophe came upon the Parthalonians, possibly at the hands of Phoenician Formorians. Keating quotes (p. 118) a poetic record:
"During thirty years, full told It lay desolate, without warriors brave, When all its hosts died in one week In flocks upon Mash-n-Elta."
   No Irish historian professes to know when the Formorians came to Ireland.
   This second period of thirty years' desolation 1738-1708 puzzled Keating. He doubted there were two similar periods of the same length, though his sources preserved the fact that there were indeed two.
   A second and related wave of migrants came into Ireland from Scythia. Irish annalists often have been laughed at because they picture these migrants sailing from the Black Sea to the North Sea through what is now European Russia. Such "poor geography" was in fact the same geography of early classical writers, who mentioned the early ease of sailing the same route. This geography is not unusual when it is recognized that the Pripet Marshes in Russia were once in the centuries after the Flood a vast lake connected by rivers to the Black and North seas!
   The migrants from Scythia at this period were called Nemedians, after Nemedh, the leader of the expedition. They dwelt in Ireland for 216 years 1708-1492. During much of this time they were reduced to slavery under the Formorians. A part of the Nemedians fled to Grecian Thrace to escape the oppression (p. 126). They returned to Ireland 216 years after the Nemedians first reached the shores of Ireland. Upon their return they bore the epithet Fir-Bolgs, a name derived from the circumstances of their oppression while in Grecian Thrace. The Fir-Bolgs set up a kingship upon their conquest of the Formorians. From Keating a list of Fir-Bolg rulers may be obtained (pp. 131-132).
   Thirty-six years after the Fir-Bolgs returned to Ireland 1456 the first small migration of the Tuatha-De-Danaan occurred. This was during the time of the Wandering in the wilderness under Moses. The total length of Danite dominion in Ireland before the coming of the royal house of the Milesians was 440 years 1456-1016 (p. 168). Keating quotes the ancient poet:
"Forty years above four hundred, There were, since came the tribes of Dana Across the straits of the great sea, Till Miledh's sons first heard dread Ocean His music beat on Eri's shores."
   By other reckonings the Danite dominion was much shorter only 197 years that is, from 1213-1016 This second migratory wave in 1213, was in the days of Barak and Deborah 1233-1193, when "Dan abode in ships" (Judges 5:17). Deborah and Barak had delivered the children of Israel from Jabin. king of Canaan, whose military strength lay in Hazor and Syria. Jabin lorded it over Israel for 20 years 1253-1233 before his defeat. The Irish annals speak of this oppression. Keating records that while the tribe of Dan dwelt in Greece, "It happened that a large fleet came from Syria to make war upon the people of the Athenian territory, in consequence of which they were engaged in daily battles .... As to the Tuatha-De-Dananns, when they saw the natives of the land thus vanquished by the Syrians, they all fled out of the country, through fear of those invaders. And they stopped not until they reached the regions of Lochlinn (Scandinavia), where they were welcomed by the inhabitants, on account of their many sciences and arts .... When they had remained a long time in these cities, they passed over to the north of Alba (Scotland), where they continued seven years in Dobar and Iardobar" (pp. 136-137). Keating continues (p. 139): "When the Tuatha-De-Danann had remained seven years in the north of Scotland (or Alba), they passed over to Ireland and landed in the north of this country."
   Many Monkish tales were later told about the Tuatha-De-Danaan to make it appear they were a fabulous people. When the tales of magic are dismissed the truth is plain. The Tuatha-De-Danann of Keating's "History" were none other than the tribe of Dan, and the invaders from Syria were the armies of Jabin king of Canaan!
   The kings who bore rule for 197 years over the Danites in Ireland are found in O'Flaherty's "Ogygia", in Keating's "History of Ireland", pages 142-146, and in vol. II of Stokvis' "Manuel", page 232.

The Coming of the Milesians

   The ancient royal houses of Ireland and Scotland, and later of England, are derived from the Milesian Royal House that conquered Ireland in 1016. The Milesians were named after Miledh, or Milesius, of Spain, whose sons conquered Ireland and ruled over the Danites. All the migrants from Parthalon to the Milesians were distantly related to each other. The most famous ancestor of the Milesians was Eibher Scot Eber of Scotia, of Scythia identifying the Milesians as sons of Eber, or Hebrews. The children of Eber early settled in the regions of Scythia, and gave their name to Iberia, a region in the Caucasus in Classical times. The generations between Eber and Milesius are not completely preserved in any Irish annals the records are complete only after the coming of the Milesians to Ireland. A late fictitious genealogy going back to Magog arose in monkish times from the known fact that Hebrews once dwelt in Scythia, which was also inhabited by Magog.
   A key to the line of descent may be found in the symbols used to designate various branches of the Milesian Royal House. Examples are the Crimson Branch, the Red Branch, signifying the line of Zarah from Judah. Zarah, at his birth, appeared with red thread about his hand. He was expected to be born first, but after his hand appeared, and the thread wound about it, the other brother Pharez came unexpectedly.
   The wanderings of the family of Heber to Milesius are summarized by Keating on p. 173. The final migration, under Milesius, was from Egypt, via Thrace to Spain. This was shortly before the expulsion of the Hyksos in 1076. Of this period of Milesius in Egypt, Irish records declare: "At this time, there was a great war between Pharaoh and the king of Ethiopia. Pharaoh made Miledh the commander of his army, when he had estimated his bravery and valor, and sent him to meet the forces of Ethiopia therewith. There then ensued many engagements and conflicts, between the forces under the command of Miledh and those of the Ethiopians. In these he was so successful that his fame and renown spread through all nations, whereupon Pharaoh gave him one of his own daughters to wife ...." (Keating, p. 176).
   "Miledh at length remembered ... Ireland was the land in which it was destined that his posterity should obtain a lasting sovereignty. Upon this he fitted out three ships, supplied them with crews, and took his leave of Pharaoh. He then set sail from the mouth of the Nile, into the Mediterranean, and landed on an Island near Thrace." (Reating, p. 177.) After further migrations the prince landed in Spain to join members of the family he had left behind years before. In Spain he died. There followed a scarcity of food in Spain for about 26 years according to Irish records (p. 179).
   According to the Domestic Annals a consequent invasion of the Irish coast was planned to relieve the pressure from the drought. It occurred in 1016, near the end of the reign of David king of Israel. The invasion was successful. The Tuatha-De-Danaan were forced to accept the new line of Royalty. The realm of Ireland was now divided between the two surviving sons of Milesius Ebher and Ghedhe the Ereamhon (or Heremon). This Ghedhe, the Heremon, has often been mistaken by the British Israel World Federation for ANOTHER king of later fame ALSO CALLED "the Heremon" in Irish bardic literature. Heremon or Ereamhon is a title, which, in the case of Ghedhe, came to be used as a personal name.
   Of this Ghedhe the Heremon, brother of Eber, the "Annals of the Four Masters" reads: "Tea, the daughter of Lughaidh, son of Itha, whom Eremhon married in Spain." This Tea is an altogether different person from the Tea who came more than four centuries later to the Irish Isles. The British Israel World Federation has confounded two different events, separated by over four centuries, simply because it was and is unwilling to believe the history of Ireland as it is plainly recorded. The Tea who married Ghedhe the Heremon was a daughter of Lughaidh, the son of Ith, uncle of Miledh (also spelled Mileadh). That is exactly what Irish history records. These events occurred in David's reign, not Zedekiah's. What did happen after Zedekiah's reign will be made plain shortly.
   The brothers Eber and Gede the Heremon founded a town after gaining possession of Ireland. To be the new capital of Ireland, they named it Tea-mur, the town of Tea. At different times in history it has borne other names, the most common being Tara (cp. the Hebrew word "Torah", meaning "Law").

Did David Visit Ireland?

   Even to this day another of the names of the old site of Tara has been preserved: Dowd's Town which means literally David's Town. The name is found attached to an area three miles north of Tara Hill (see B.M. Ordnance Survey maps, Ireland, 91, 101). Is it possible that David king of Israel visited Ireland and Tara toward the end of his life?
   At the time of the founding of Tara shortly after 1016 an event occurred involving a beautiful woman who was "sorrowful to a harlot." The passage, quoted in the poem of Cuan O'Lochain ("Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy", vol. xviii, 1839, and other works), has never been fully understood. It can hardly refer to Tea who had long been married to Gede the Heremon. But, if David gave his daughter Tamar in marriage to Irial, the son of Gede, then all becomes clear. Tamar had been violated by her half-brother. She left the scene of the unfortunate event in a torn garb and remained unmarried in her brother's Absalom's house. See II Samuel 13. It was not until after the death of Absalom that David was free to depart for Ireland, very probably to give his disconsolate daughter in marriage to a prince of the line of Zarah.

Jeremiah Goes to Ireland

   Now we come to one of the most remarkable events in history the joining of the lines of Pharez and Zarah in Ireland after the fall of Jerusalem in 585 B.C.
   The Bible records God as saying that David would never lack a descendant to sit on his throne. Now consider, all of Zedekiah's sons were slaughtered before he was carried to Babylon. But his two daughters escaped with Jeremiah. Part of the story of how the line of David through Zedekiah continued has been preserved in Masonic tradition, and well known as recently as one century ago. Remember, kings and royalty of Britain have commonly been Masons.
   According to this Masonic tradition, a Prince Eochaid of Ireland came to Jerusalem several years before 585. He was present during the siege. This Eochaid (meaning Knight) was none other than Oilioll Olchaoin, the son of Siorna Saoghlach mac Dian called the Heremon. Eochaid was blood royal of the Milesian Zarah line. After the fall of Jerusalem he married Zedekiah's daughter, named in the Masonic tradition Tea Tephi, of the Pharez line. They fled in 585 with Jeremiah and Baruch to Egypt.
   The last Biblical record places them in Egypt. Masonic tradition, however, traces their journey to Ireland. Irish histories relate the arrival of a royal party in 569 B.C. (See "The Irish Prince and the Hebrew Prophet", New York, 1896, pages 137-145). The arrivals included Prince Eochaid, his wife Tea Tephi, their son and a prophet called Ollamh Fodhla and his scribe Baruch. When they reached Tara, Eochaid was proclaimed king since his father had just died. A description from the Masonic tradition reads: "Jeremiah had joined the hands of the prince and princess over the sacred stone (lia fail) ... and commanded the blessing of Israel's God to rest upon the throne of David." ("The Irish Prince and the Hebrew Prophet", page 139).
   This ceremony was not the marriage of Eochaid and Tea Tephi but, the symbolic joining of the lines of Zarah and Pharez.

The Milesian Kings

   The following chart gives the list of kings unaltered and without need of restoration, from the Domestic Annals as preserved by O'Flaherty in his "Ogygia". Both the dates and lengths of reign are accurately preserved. The abbreviations after the names indicate from which branch of the Milesians the king descended. "Er." is the line of Ghedhe the Ereamhon; "Eb." is Ebher, brother of Ghedhe the Ereamhon; "Ith" is the line of Ith or Itha, brother of Miledh or Mileadh; "Irw" is the line of Ir, another (uncrowned) brother of Eber and Gede.
Arch Kings of Ireland Lengths of Reign Dates
from O'Flaherty
and the
Domestic Annals

Ghedhe the Ereamhon mac
Mileadh 14 1016-1002

Ebher mac Mileadh, rules
jointly with his brother 1 1016-1015

Muimhne mac Gede the Ereamhon,

Luighne mac Gede, 3 1002- 999

Laighne mac Gede

Er mac Eber,

Orba mac Eber,
6 months 999
Fearon mac Eber,

Feorgna mac Eber

"Irial" (Ariel) Faidh (meaning
the "prophet") mac Ereamhon 10 999- 989

Eithrial mac Irial (Er.) 20 989- 969

Conmhaol mac Eber 30 969- 939

Tighearnmas mac Follagh (Er.) 23 939- 916
(Introduces idolatry into
Ireland during heyday of
Baalism in Israel and Judah.)

(Interregnum) (7) 916- 909

Eochaidh I Eadghadhach mac Daire 4 909- 905

Cearmna Fionn mac Ebric (Ir),
40 905- 865
Sobhairce mac Ebric (Ir)

Eochaidh II Faobharglas mac 20 865- 845
Conmhaol (Eb.)

Fiachadh I Labhrainne mac
Smiorgoll (Er.) 24 845- 821

Eochaidh III Munho mac 21 821- 800
Mofebis (Eb.)

Aonghus I Olmucadha mac Fiachadh
(Er.) 18 800- 782

Eadhna I Airgtheach mac Eochaidh
(Eb.) 24 782- 758

Roitheachtach I mac Maoin (Er.) 11 758- 747

Seadhna I mac Airtri (Ir) 5 747- 742

Fiachadh II Fionscothach mac
Seadhna (Ir) 14 742- 728

Muineamhon mac Cas Clothach (Eb.) 5 728- 723

Faildeargdoid mac Muineamhon (Eb.) 9 723- 714

(Eochaidh) Ollamh Fodhla mac
Fiachadh (Ir) 40 714- 674
(not the later prophet Ollamh

(Elim) Fionnachta I mac Ollamh 20 674- 654

Slanoll mac Ollamh (Ir) 17 654- 637

Ghedhe Ollgothach mac Ollamh (Ir) 12 637- 625

Fiachadh III Fionnailches mac
Fionnachta (Ir) 8 625- 617

Bearnghal mac Ghedhe (Ir) 12 617- 605

Oilioll I mac Slanoll (Ir) 15 605- 590

Siorna Saoghlach mac Dian (Er.),
called the Heremon. He restored the 21 590- 569
power of the line of Ereamhon. At his
death a prophet called Ollamh Fodhla
brought Tea Tephi to Ireland with his
son Oilioll Olchaoin, who was her

Roitheachtach II mac Roan (Eb.) 7 569- 562

Elim I Oillfinshneachta mac
Roitheachtach (Eb.) 1 562- 561

Giallchadh mac Oilioll Olchaoin (Er.),
son of Tea Tephi 9 561- 552

Art I Imleach mac Elim (Eb.) 12 552- 540

Nuadhat I Fionnfoil mac Giallchadh
(Er.) 13 540- 527

Breas mac Art (Eb.) 9 527- 518

Eochaidh IV Apthach mac Fionn (Ith) 1 518- 517

Fionn mac Bratha (Ir) 20 517- 497

Seadhna II Ionnarrach 14 497- 483
mac Breas (Eb.)
Siomon Breac mac Aodhan Glas (Er.) 6 483- 477

Duach I Fionn mac Seadhna (Eb.) 8 477- 469

Muireadhach I Bolgrach mac Siomon
(Er.) 1 469- 468

Eadhna II Dearg mac Duach (Eb.) 5 468- 463

Lughaidh I Iardonn mac Eadhna (Eb.) 5 463- 458

Siorlamh mac Fionn (Ir) 16 458- 442

Eochaidh V Uaircheas mac Lughaidh
(Eb.) 12 442- 430

Eochaidh VI Fiadhmuine mac Congal
Cosgarach, (Er.) 5 430- 425

Conaing Beageaglach mac Congal
Cosgarach (Er.)

Lughaidh II Laimhdhearg mac
Eochaidh (Eb.) 4 425- 421

Conaing Beageaglach mac Congal
Cosgarach (returns, (Er.) 7 421- 414

Art II mac Lughaidh, (Eb.)
7 414- 407
Fiacha Tolgrach (Er.)

Oilioll II Fionn mac Art (Eb.) 9 407- 398

Eochaidh VII mac Oilloll (Eb.) 7 398- 391

Airgeatmhar mac Siorlamh (Ir) 10 391- 381

Duach II Ladhgrach mac Fiachadh
Tolgrach (Er.) 10 381- 371

Lughaidh III Laighdhe mac Eochaidh
(Eb.) 4 371- 367

(Next four reign alternately in 28 years.)

Aodh I Ruadh mac Badharn (Ir) 7 367- 360

Diothorba mac Deman (Ir) 7 360- 353

Ciombaoth mac Fionntan (Ir) 7 353- 346
The prophet Ollanh Fodhla lived about 240 years before his time. He was Jeremiah.
Machadh Mongruadh, Queen (Ir) 7 346- 339

Reachtaidh Righdhearg mac 9 339- 330
Lughaidh (Eb.)

Ugaine Mor mac Eochaidh 30 330- 300
Buadhach (Er.)
(Ruled Western Europe to Tyrrhenian Sea. Time of Celtic greatness in Roman history.)
Badhbhchadh mac Eochaidh Buadhach 1 1/2 days 300

Laoghaire I Lorc mac Ugaine (Er.) 16 300- 284

Cobhthach Coal-Breagh mac 17 284- 267
Ugaine (Er.)

Maen Labhraidh Loingseach mac Oilioll
Aine (Er.) 14 267- 253

Melghe Molbhtach mac 12 253- 241
Cobhtach (Er.)

Modhcorb mac Cobhtach Caomh (Eb.) 6 241- 235

Aonghus II Ollanh mac Oilioll (Er.) 7 235- 228

Irereo (Iarann) Gleofathach mac
Melghe (Er.) 6 228- 222

Fearcorb mac Modhcorb (Eb.) 7 222- 215

Connla Camh mac Irereo (Er.) 4 215- 211

Oilioll III Caisfhiaclach mac Connla
(Er.) 25 211- 186

Adhamair Foltchaon mac 5 186- 181
Fearcorb (Eb.)

Eochaidh VIII Ailtleathan mac Oilioll
(Er.) 7 181- 174

Fearghus I Fortamhail mac Breasal 12 174- 162
Breac (Er.)

Aonghus III Tuirmheach Teamhrach 32 162- 130
mac Eochaidh (Er.)

Conall I Collamhrach mac Ederscel 5 130- 125

Niadh Sedhamain mac Adhamair (Eb.) 7 125- 118

Eadhna III Aighneach mac Aonghus 10 118- 108

Criomthann I Cosgrach mac 4 108- 104
Fedhlimidh (Er.)

Rudhraighe mac Sithrighe (Ir) 17 104- 87

Ionnatmar mac Niadh (Eb.) 3 87- 84

Breasal Boidhiobhadh mac 9 84- 75
Rudhraighe (Ir)

Lughaidh IV Luaighne mac 15 75- 60
Ionnatmar (Eb.)

Congal I Claroineach mac
Rudhraighe (Ir) 3 60- 57

Duach III Dallta Deadhadh mac
Cairbre Lusg (Eb.) 7 57- 50

Feachtna Fathach mac Rudhraighe
(Ir) 24 50- 26

Eochaidh IX Feidhleach mac
Finn (Er.) 12 26- 14

Eochaidh X Aireamh mac Finn (Er.) 10 14- 4

Ederscel mac Eoghan (Er.) 4 4- 1

Nuadhat II Neacht mac Seadhna
Sithbhaic (Er.) 1

Conaire I Mor mac Ederscel (Er.) 59 1- 60

(Interregnum) 5 60- 65

Lughaidh V Sriabhndearg mac Breas
Fineamhnas (Er.) 8 65- 73

Conchobhar I Abhradhruadh mac Finn
Fili (Er.) 1 73- 74
His year of reign corresponds to year 5 of Vespasian ("Annals of Tighernach")-73-74.
Criomthann II Niadhnair mac Lughaidh
(Er.) 16 74- 90

Cairbre Cinncait (usurp.) and son 5 90- 95

Morann Mac-Maom

Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach mac
Criomthann (Er.) 21 95- 116

Fiatach Fionn mac Daire (Er.) 3 116- 119

Fiachdh IV Finnfolaidh mac Fearadhach
(Er.) 7 119- 126

Elim II mac Conrach (Ir) 4 126- 130

Tuathal I Teachtmhar mac Fiachadh 30 130- 160
Mal mac Rochraidhe (Ir) 4 160- 164

Feidhlimidh Reachtmhar mac Tuathal
(Er.) 10 164- 174
Cathaoir Mor mac Feidhlimidh
Firurghlais (Er.) 3 174- 177

Conn Cedcathach mac Feidhlimidh
(Er.) 35 177- 212

Conaire II mac Modha-Lamha (Er.) 8 212- 220

Art III Confhir mac Conn (Er.) 30 220- 250

Lughaidh VI Mac-Con mac Macniadh
(Ith) 3 250- 253

Fearghus II Duibhdeadach mac Imchadh
(Er.) 1 253- 254

Cormac Ulfada mac Art (Er.) 23 254- 277

Eochaidh XI Gonnat mac Feig (Er.) 2 277- 279

Cairbre Liffeachair mac Cormac
(Er.) 17 279- 296

Fothadh I Cairptheach mac Lughaidh
(Ith) and
1 296- 297
Fothadh II Airgtheach mac Lughaidh (Er.)

Fiachadh V Sraibhtine mac
Cairbre (Er.) 30 297- 327

Cairioll Colla-Uais mac Eochaidh
Doimhlen (Er.) 4 327- 331

Muireadhach II Tireach mac Fiachadh
(Er.) 26 331- 357

Caolbhadh mac Crunn Badhrai (Ir) 1 357- 358

Eochaidh XII Muighmheadhoin mac
Muireadhach (Er.) 8 358- 366

Criomthann III mac Fidhach (Eb.) 13 366- 379

Niall I Naoighiallach mac Eochaidh
(Er.) 26 379- 405

(Feradhach) Dathi mac Fiachra
(Er.) 23 405- 428

Laoghaire II mac Niall (Er.) 35 428- 463

Oilioll IV Molt mac Dathi (Er.) 20 463- 483

Lughaidh VII mac Laoghaire (Er.) 25 483- 508

(Interregnum) 5 508- 513

Muircheartach I Mor Mac-Earca mac
Muireadhach (Hereafter all are of the
line of Ereamhon.) 20 513- 533
(Sent Lia Fail Stone of Destiny to Scotland (in 513) to officially establish branch dynasty under Fearghus mac Erc 513-529. See the history of the kings of Scotland.)
Tuathal II Maolgarbh mac Cormac
Caoch 11 533- 544

Diarmaid I mac Fearghus
Ceirrbheoil 21 544- 565

Fearghus III mac Muircheartach and
Domhnall I Ilchealgach mac Muircheartach
1 565- 566

Eochaidh XIII mac Domhnall and
Boadan I mac Muircheartach 2 566- 568

Ainmire mac Seadhna 3 568- 571

Baodan II mac Ninnidh 1 571- 572

Aodh II mac Ainmire 27 572- 599

Aodh III Slaine mac Diarmaid and
Colman Rimidh mac Baodan 6 599- 605

Aodh IV Uairidhnach mac Domhnall
Ilchealgach 7 605- 612

Maolcobha mac Aodh 3 612- 615

Suibhne Meann mac Fiachna 13 615- 628

Domhnall II mac Aodh 14 628- 642

Conall II Caol mac Maolcobha 16 642- 658

Ceallach mac Maolcobha 12 642- 654

Blathmac mac Aodh and
Diarmaid II Ruaidnaigh mac Aodh 7 658- 665

Seachnasach mac Blathmac 6 665- 671

Ceannfaoladh mac Blathmac 4 671- 675

Fionnachta II Fleadhach mac
Dunchadh 20 675- 695

Loingseach mac Aonghus 9 695- 704

Congal II Ceann-Maghair mac
Fearghus 7 704- 711

Fearghal mac Maolduin 11 711- 722

Fogartach mac Niall 2 722- 724

Cionaoth mac Irgalach 3 724- 727

Flaithbheartach mac Loingseach 7 727- 734

Aodh V Allan mac Fearghal 9 734- 743

Domhnall III mac Murchadh 20 743- 763

Niall II Frosach mac Fearghal 7 763- 770

Donnchadh I mac Domhnall 27 770- 797

Aodh VI Oirnidhe mac Niall 22 797- 819

Conchobhar II mac Donnchadh 14 819- 833

Niall III Caille mac Aodh 13 833- 846

Maolseachlainn I mac Maolruanaidh 17 846- 863

Aodh VII Finnlaith mac Niall 16 863- 879
   Viking invasions ravaged Ireland in 843 under Niall III Caille. While Niall was reigning, his son Aodh VII Finnlaith presented (in 843) the Lia Fail permanently to the king of Scotland, whose daughter he married. (See O'Flaherty's "Ogygia".) The Scottish king, Kenneth mac Alpin (843-858), thereby became full heir to the now-bankrupt Irish line which was forced to submit to Viking rule. The throne line was thus transferred to Scotland, from whence it would be transferred, in a few centuries, to England.

The Throne in Scotland

   In 503 a migration to Scotland established the direct line of Eremon in the new land.
Kings of the Scots Lengths of Reign Dates

Loarn mac Erc 10 503-513

Fearghus I mac Erc 16 513-529

Fearghus I receives Lia Fail for coronation ceremony.

Domhangart mac Fearghus 5 529-534

Comghall mac Domhangart 24 534-558

Gabhran mac Domhangart 2 558-560

Conall I mac Comghall 14 560-574

Aodhan mac Gabhran 32 574-606

Eochaidh I Buidhe mac Aodhan 23 606-629

Conadh Cerr mac Eochaidh 629

Domhnall I Breac mac Eochaidh 13 629-642

Fearchar I mac Connchadh 7 642-649

Conall II Crandamhna mac Eochaidh
Dungal I mac Duban 11 649-660

Domhnall II Donn mac Conall 13 660-673

Moalduin mac Conall 16 673-689

Fearchar II Fada mac Feradhach 8 689-697

Eochaidh II Rianamhail mac Domhangart
1 697-698

Ainbhceallach mac Fearchar 698

Sealbach mac Fearchar 25 698-723

Dungal II mac Sealbach 3 723-726

Eochaidh III Angbhaid mac Eochaidh 7 726-733

Dungal II mac Sealbach (returns) 3 733-736

Alpin mac Eochaidh 5 736-741
(Royal line suppressed until 843 by a related branch of Pictish kings. For princes of Scottish line from 741 to 843 see page 230 of Vol. II of Stokvis' "Manuel".)
Kings of Scotland Lengths of Reign Dates

Cinaeth I (Kenneth) mac Alpin 15 843-858
(Obtains Lia Fail from son-in-law, Aodh VII Finnliath of Ireland, in 843.)
Domhnall III (Donald) 4 858-862

Custantin I 14 862-876

Aodh II 2 876-878

(Eochaidh V, king Strathclyde) (11) (878-889)

Circ mac Dungal 11 878-889

Domhnall IV 11 889-900

Custantin II 43 900-943

Maelcolaim I (Malcolm) 11 943-954

Illuilb 8 954-962

Dubh 5 962-967

Cuillen 4 967-971

Cinaeth II 24 971-995

Custantin III 2 995-997

Cinaeth III 8 997-1005

Maelcolaim II 29 1005-1034

Donnchadh I (Duncan) 6 1034-1040

Macbeathadh (Macbeth) 17 1040-1057

Lulach 1 1057-1058

Maelcolaim III Ceanmohr 35 1058-1093

Domhnall V Bane 4 1093-1097

Donnchadh II 1 1093-1094

Edgar 12 1094-1106

Alexander I 18 1106-1124

David I 29 1124-1153

Maelcolaim IV 12 1153-1165

William 49 1165-1214

Alexander II 35 1214-1249

Alexander III 37 1249-1286

Margaret 4 1286-1290

(Interregnum) (2) (1290-1292)

Dynasties of Baliol and of Bruce

John Baloil 4 1292-1296

(Interregnum) (10) (1296-1306)
In 1296 Edward I of England declared himself king of Scotland and removed the coronation stone Lia Fail from Scone to Westminster.
Robert I Bruce 23 1306-1329

David II Bruce 4 1329-1333

Edward Baliol 13 1333-1346

David II Bruce (returns) 25 1346-1371

Dynasty of the Stuarts

Robert II 19 1371-1390

Robert III 16 1390-1406

James I 31 1406-1437

James II 23 1437-1460

James III 28 1460-1488

James IV 25 1488-1513

James V 29 1513-1542

Mary 25 1542-1567

James VI, becomes James I of
England in 1603 58 1567-1625
   With this outline the essentials of Irish history are restored. For details of the reigns of each king of Ireland consult Keating's "History of Ireland", or O'Flaherty. The modern idea that the Irish were illiterate, and that their history is all myth, is itself a modern myth. The real myths circulating in the name of Irish history are generally limited to attempts on the part of the Catholic Church to hide the identity of the racial descent of the Irish nation. In fact, the only reason for ever inventing myth is to hide, obscure or pervert some evidence or truth. Once the source of Truth the Bible is manifest, the difference between myth and fact becomes readily apparent.

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Publication Date: 1967
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