Domnall Brecc 1

Nom de naissance Domnall Brecc
Nom de naissance Domnall le Roux
Identifiant Gramps I3628
Genre masculin
Âge au décès inconnu


Événement Date Lieu Description Sources
Naissance [E11429]        

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Décès [E4721] 642 Strathcarron, Ecosse    


Relation avec la souche Nom Date de naissance Date de décès Relation dans la famille (si différent de la naissance)
Père Eochaid Buide [I3629]vers 629
         Domnall Brecc [I3628] 642


    Famille de Domnall Brecc [F1689]
Nom Naissance Décès
Domangart mac Domnaill [I3627]673


Domnall Brecc (Donald the Freckled) (d. 642 in Strathcarron) was king of Dál Riata, in modern Scotland, from about 629 until 642. He was the son of Eochaid Buide.

He first appears in 622, when the Annals of Tigernach report his presence at the battle of Cend Delgthen (probably in the east midlands of Ireland) as an ally of Conall Guthbinn of Clann Cholmáin. This is the only battle known where Domnall Brecc fought on the winning side.

Domnall suffered four defeats after he broke Dál Riata's alliance with the Cenél Conaill clan of the Uí Néill. In Ireland, Domnall and his ally Congal Cáech of the Dál nAraidi were defeated by Domnall mac Áedo of the Cenél Conaill, the High King of Ireland, at the Battle of Mag Rath (Moira, County Down) in 637. He also lost to the Picts in 635 and 638 and lastly to Eugein I of Alt Clut at Strathcarron in 642, where he was killed.

An Old Welsh verse attributed to Aneirin recalls the defeat of Domnall Brecc (Dyfnwal Frych in Welsh) at the hands of the men of Alt Clut:

I saw an array that came from Pentir,
And bore themselves splendidly around the conflagration.
I saw a second one, rapidly descending from their township,
Who had risen at the word of the grandson of Nwython.
I saw great sturdy men who came with the dawn,
And the head of Dyfnwal Frych, ravens gnawed it.

Domnall's son Domangart mac Domnaill was later to be king of Dál Riata and from him the later kings of the Cenél nGabráin were descended. A second son, Cathasach, died c. 650, and a grandson of Domnall, also called Cathasach, died c. 688.

[source Wikipedia]

Arbre généalogique

  1. Eochaid Buide [I3629]
    1. Domnall Brecc
        1. Domangart mac Domnaill [I3627]


Références des sources

  1. Wikipedia [S0052]