Niall More O'Neill

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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O'Neill, Niall More, Lord of Tyrone, is mentioned in the Four Masters as leading expeditions against the Anglo-Irish districts in 1374, 1375, 1383, 1384, and 1392. In 1368 he was discomfited by Brian MacMahon in an attack on Oriel — a defeat avenged in 1370. In 1380, with many other chieftains, he paid homage to Edmund Mortimer, Lord-Lieutenant. Under 1387 it is mentioned that he built a house near Armagh (Eamhain Macha, now Navan fort), where he entertained the bards and learned men of Ireland. He died in 1397. A string of high-sounding titles (such as "Destroyer of the English," "Uniter of the Irish," "Exalter of the Church"), is appended to his name by the annalists.

Sources

134. Four Masters, Annals of Ireland by the: Translated and Edited by John O'Donovan. 7 vols. Dublin, 1856.

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