mmediately after the death of Feidlimidh, monarch of
Ireland, son of the great Tuathal, the kings of Ireland assembled
at Tara, and Cathair Mor, king of Leinster, was elected as the
new Monarch of Ireland. To support his election, short as his
reign was, we find him engaged in many bloody wars. In the 3rd
year of his reign, before he led his troops to the fatal battle
of Moigh Acha, in Meath, he made his will, believing he would not
survive the days encounter. He divided his possessions amongst
his 30 sons, in a Will called "The Will of Cathair More"
(153 AD). His posterity formed the principal families in Leinster.
- Ros Failgeach, from who descended the O'Connors (Faley).
Given Leinster, 10 shields, swords, cups
- Daire Barrach, ancestor of O'Gorman. Given Tuath Laighean
(Fingal and Dublin). 150 spears, 50 swords, 50 gold
rings, 150 cloaks, 7 military standards
- Bresal Einechglas. 7 ships, 50 shields, 5 swords, 5
chariots and horses, and lands of River Amergin
- Cetach. Leaves nothing so he won't be separated from his
- Fergus Luasgan. Leaves nothing but his brothers give him
- Ailill Cethech. Backgammon table and men for lands were
of no use to him since he never attended to any study but
- Aengus Nic. Leaves nothing but his brothers give him
- Eochu Timine. Leaves him only his benediction and calls
him a weak man
- Comthanan (Crimthann), ancestor of Duff, of Leinster. 50
brass balls, with brass maces to play with; 10 backgammon
tables, and 2 chess tables
- Curigh, who was slain by Fionn MacCumhal (Finn MacCoole)
had the following children:
- Slectaire; had a daughter, Corcraine, who was the
mother of Diarmid Ua Duibhne, and of Oscar, son
- Uchdelbh, a daughter, who was wife of Fionn
Fothart, a son of Conn of the Hundred Battles.
- Landabaria, a daughter who was the 3rd wife of the 110th
Monarch, Conn Ceadcathach (Conn of the Hundred Battles),
who succeeded Cathair Mor in the Monarchy
- Fiacha Baicheda (the lame), who is described below.
Leaves country about Wexford, 50 large vessels of yew, 50
cups, 50 pied horses with brass bits
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