Person:Dermot MacMurrough (2)

Diarmait mac Murchada, King of Leinster
  1. Enna _____, King of LeinsterAbt 1080 - 1115
  2. Diarmait mac Murchada, King of Leinster1110 - 1171
  • HDiarmait mac Murchada, King of Leinster1110 - 1171
  • W.  Sadb Ní Faeláin (add)
m. Abt 1132
  1. Orlacan (Orlaith) Mac MurroughAbt 1141 -
m. Est 1140
  1. Urlachan of Leinster
  2. Donall Kavanagh MacMurchada
  3. Urlachan Mac MurroughAbt 1142 -
  4. Aoife McMurrough1145 - 1188
m. 1152
Facts and Events
Name Diarmait mac Murchada, King of Leinster
Alt Name Dermot MacMurrough
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1110 , Leinster, Ireland
Other? 1126 Acceded
Marriage Abt 1132 to Sadb Ní Faeláin (add)
Marriage Est 1140 Of Lough Carmen, Wexford, Leinster, Irelandto Mor O'Toole, Queen of Leinster
Marriage 1152 to Derbforgaill (Dervorgilla) O'NAill
Death[1] 1 May 1171 Ferns, Republic of Ireland
Reference Number? Q887822?
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Diarmait Mac Murchada (Modern Irish: Diarmaid Mac Murchadha), anglicised as Dermot MacMurrough, Dermod MacMurrough, or Dermot MacMorrogh (c. 1110 – c. 1 May 1171), was a King of Leinster in Ireland. In 1167, he was deposed by the High King of Ireland, Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (Rory O'Connor). The grounds for the deposition were that Mac Murchada had, in 1152, abducted Derbforgaill, the wife of the king of Breifne, Tiernan O'Rourke. To recover his kingdom, Mac Murchada solicited help from King Henry II of England. His issue unresolved, he gained the military support of the 2nd Earl of Pembroke (Richard de Clare, nicknamed "Strongbow"). At that time, Strongbow was in opposition to Henry II due to his support for Stephen, King of England against Henry's mother in the Anarchy. In exchange for his aid, Strongbow was promised in marriage to Mac Murchada's daughter Aoife with the right to succeed to the Kingship of Leinster. Henry II then mounted a larger second invasion in 1171 to ensure his control over Strongbow, resulting in the Norman Lordship of Ireland. Mac Murchada was later known as Diarmait na nGall (Irish for "Diarmait of the Foreigners"). He was seen in Irish history as the king that invited the first-ever wave of English settlers, who were planted by the Norman conquest. The invasion had a great deal of impact on Irish Christianity, increasing the de facto ability of the Holy See to regulate Christianity in Ireland.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Dermot MacMurrough, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   DIARMAIT, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.

    Cawley makes Diarmait the son of Enna, which Wikipedia makes his older brother.