- Southern Uí Néill
The Southern Uí Néill or "Uí Néill Deisceart" were that branch of the
Uí Néilldynasty that invaded and settled in the Kingdom of Mideand its associated kingdoms.
In the initial decades two sons of
Niall Noigiallach, Lóegaire and Coirpre and their immediate descendants led the dynasty. However, after the murder of Túathal Máelgarbin about 549, it was left to another branch of the family descended from another of Niall's sons - Conall Cremthainne- to continue Uí Néill expansion and consolidate their position. No descendants of either Lugaid mac Lóegairior Túathal Máelgarb are recorded, and it not unlikely that they were either erased from the genealogical record, or indeed literally erased from history.
Just as their kinsmen the
Northern Uí Néillsplit into two main branches, so too did the Southern Uí Néill, both being descended from sons of Diarmait mac Cerbaill, Colmán Márand Áed Sláine. The former was the progenitor of the Clann Cholmáin Kings of Mide, while the latter was the eponymous ancestor of the Síl nÁedo Sláine Kings of Brega.
outhern Uí Néill family tree
Niall Noigíallach, d. 450/455?
| | Coirpre Lóegaire Conall Cremthainne
| | Cormac Cáech Lugaid Fergus Cerball
Diarmait mac Cerbaill, died 565. died 544/549.
Colmán Már, d.555/8 Colmán Bec, d. 587.
Áed Sláine, d.604.
Clann Cholmáindynasty Síl nÁedo Sláinedynasty
Irish Royal Families
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