Person:Niall of the Nine Hostages (1)

Niall of the Nine Hostages
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Name Niall of the Nine Hostages
Alt Name Niall "of the Nine Hostages" 126th Noigillach
Alt Name Niall Mor ("Niall Of The Nine Hostages")
Gender Male
Alt Birth? ABT. 311
Reference Number? Q645857?
Birth? ABT 345 Tara, Midi (Meath), Ireland
Alt Death? ABT. 378
Death? BET 405 AND 453 At Sea Off the Coast of Gaul

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'Niall Noígíallach' (Old Irish "having nine hostages"), or in English, Niall of the Nine Hostages, was an Irish king, the ancestor of the Uí Néill dynasties that dominated the northern half of Ireland from the 6th to the 10th century. Irish annalistic and chronicle sources place his reign in the late 4th and early 5th centuries, although modern scholars, through critical study of the annals, date him about half a century later. He is presumed by some to have been a real person, or at the very least semi-historical but most of the information about him that has come down to us is regarded as legendary. His lineage has possibly been traced using genealogical DNA testing. However, the conclusion that Niall is associated with the Y-chromosome SNP M222 has been called into question following further research. Notably, many O'Neills and McShanes (a surname associated with a line of O'Neill cadets) arise from an entirely different lineage.

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