Person:Dermot MacMurrough (2)

Diarmait mac Murchada, King of Leinster
  • HDiarmait mac Murchada, King of Leinster
  • W.  Sadb Ní Faeláin (add)
m. abt 1132
  1. Orlacan (Orlaith) Mac Murrough
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 c. 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 or Dermod MacMurrough (26 June 11101 May 1171), was a King of Leinster in Ireland. In 1167, he was deprived of his kingdom by the High King of IrelandRuaidri Ua Conchobair. The grounds for the dispossession were that MacMurrough had, in 1152, abducted Derbforgaill, the wife of the King of Breifne, Tiernan O'Rourke. To recover his kingdom, MacMurrough solicited help from King Henry II of England. In return, MacMurrough pledged an oath of allegiance to Henry, who sent troops in support. As a further thanks for his reinstatement, MacMurrough's daughter Aoife was married to Richard de Clare, the 2nd Earl of Pembroke (nicknamed "Strongbow"). Henry II then mounted a larger second invasion in 1171 to ensure his control over Strongbow, resulting in the Lordship of Ireland. MacMurrough was later known as Diarmait na nGall (Irish for "Diarmait of the Foreigners").

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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.