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  • Name Dunlaing   [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I8552  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    +1. Ailill mac Dúnlainge, King of Laigin
    +2. Eochaid mac Dunlainge
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F5574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Stewart Baldwin: "[A]ncestor of the sept of Uí Dúnlainge, which monopolized the kingship of Laigin (Leinster) from the seventh through the early eleventh centuries. [Note: As the ancestor from whom the Uí Dúnlainge got their name, his existence can be regarded as reasonably certain, and he probably lived in the mid-fifth century. The official genealogies call him the son of Énnae Niad, son of Bressal Bélach, son of Fiachu Ba hAiccid, son of Cathair Már, at which point we are clearly in the mythical part of the genealogy. Although the existence of Énnae and Bressal as father and grandfather of Dúnlainge cannot be ruled out, neither can it be accepted as probable. The official genealogy, which makes Dúnlaing a first cousin of Énnae Cennselach, ancestor of the Uí Chennselaig (the other main powerful sect in Leinster during the historical period), thus causing the two main Leinster septs to branch off from each other just prior to the historical period, looks suspicious, and is just as likely to be the invention of the later pseudohistorians as genuine tradition.]"

  • Sources 
    1. [S885] Stewart Baldwin, 9-part post to soc.genealogy.medieval, beginning on 26 Nov 1998: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.