Person:Earc Mac Eochaid (1)

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Earc King of Ailech mac Eochaid
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Name Earc King of Ailech mac Eochaid
Alt Name Ercc Scotland
Alt Name // Ercc, King of Dalraida in Ireland
Alt Name Ercc Dalriada
Gender Male
Alt Birth? ABT 400 Dalraida, Ireland
Alt Birth? 0400 Dalriada,Ulster,,Ireland
Birth? ABT 420 Dalraida, Northern Ireland
Marriage 0434 to Misi Mist
Death? 474 Dalraida, Ireland
Alt Death? 0474 Dalriada,,Argyllshire,Scotland

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Erc was king of Irish Dál Riata until 474. He was the father of Fergus Mór and Loarn mac Eirc, and may have been the great-grandfather of Muirchertach mac Muiredaig. Confusion arises from the latter's matronym, Macc Ercae, said to come from his legendary mother Erca, daughter of Loarn mac Eirc. She married Muiredach mac Eógain. According to the Duan Albanach and the Senchus Fer n-Alban Erc of Dál Riata's father was Eochaid Muinremuir, son of Fedlimid, son of Oengus, son of another Fedlimid, son of Senchormaich, son of Cruitlinde, son of Findfece, son of Archircir, son of Eochaid Antoit, son of Fiacha Cathmail, son of Cairbre Riata, son of Conaire Cóem and Saraid ingen Chuinn.

Suggestions that he was identical with Muiredach mac Eógain and thus belonged to the Uí Néill are based on late sources, such as the Annals of the Four Masters. In fact the Dál Riata are considered Érainn or Darini and claimed to be descendants of the famous Érainn king Conaire Mór. It is typical in late genealogies for unrelated peoples or those only related through marriage to be worked into a single genealogical scheme and all be made descendants of the same legendary founder.

Erc is significant as he has been traditionally regarded as the ancestor, through his son Fergus Mor, of the kings of Dalriada, and through them the Kings of Scotland, but more recently much of this tradition has been questioned.

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  1.   Erc of Dalriada, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).