Conall Eachluaith

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Conall Eachluaith was a king of Munster in the 4th century. He was educated with King Crimthann, and was placed by him on the throne of Munster, a vacancy having occurred in the succession. It was pointed out by the chieftains that to Corc rightfully belonged the succession, and Conall referred the matter to arbitration, though he had the power of maintaining himself by force of arms. The umpires decided that Corc had the present right to the throne, but that Conall or his heirs should succeed him in accordance with the rule of alternate succession as arranged by Oilill Olum. Corc lived but a short time, and Conall re-entered on the sovereignty, having gained the love and respect of all by his generous conduct.

Sources

171. Ireland, History of, from the earliest period to the English Invasion: Rev. Geoffrey Keating: Translated from the Irish, and Noted by John O'Mahony. New York, 1857.

196. Irishmen, Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished, Rev. James Wills, D.D. 6 vols. or 12 parts. Dublin, 1840-'7.

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