On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:45:05 +0100, Micheál Ó Catháin
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>I didn't add the entry from the Annals of Inisfallen, there under 674:
>I 674.1 (CELT arís)
>Cath Monae in quo Cend Foelad mc. Blaithmeicc cecidit.
>The Moíne there may be connected to the "oc Tigh uí Maíne" of the annals of
Tigernach, but the nDail Cheltru/nAircheltru name does not occur.
>The following annal, under the year 675, may or may not be relevant.
>Guin Congail meicc Blaithmeicc i Tethba.
>It would take some time to check if there is an independently witnessed
Congal mac Blathmaic, but as this annal doesn´t present itself in AU, it may
be worth bearing it in mind as a possible double. Other sets of annals have a
Congal Cennfota, rí Uladh, being killed in the prvious year and that entry also
appearsing as the first entry for the year. That might be the source of this AI
one through a bit of a mix-up. That in turn might give some sort of corrupt
evidence for the action being placed in Tethba.
>It would be tainted by the corruption in any case and, as I say, checking
might show that this second AI annal is totally irrelevant to our "Fínnechta
gets Cenn Fhaelad" annal.
I found this posting concerning Congal mac Blathmaic d.675. I understand his
grandfather Aedh died at a battle at Loch Semhdidhe ~604 and his father
Blathmac died of plague in ~665
My problem is that I would like to know whether he is the grandson of Aedh
Slaine who died at the battle at Loch Semhdidhe in 604 or Aedh of Tethba
who died at the battle at Loch Semhdidhe in 604? Or the son of Blathmac mac
Aedh Slaine who died of plague in 665 or Blathmac of Tethba who died of
plague in 665?
I think I may have an answer when the writers of "Proceedings of the Harvard
Celtic Colloquium, Volume 15" wrote that Aedh Slaine and Aedh of Tethba
could be one and the same.
Can I assume that Aedh Slaine is Aeda Buidhi ríg of Tethba and Blathmac mac
Aedha Slaine is Blathmac of Tethba and that Congal mac Blathmaic is killed in
Tethba because he is the founder of a line of Kings of Teffia up until the
Norman invasion. So half of Cenel Maine (i.e. Muintir Tadhgain, etc) would be
Sil Aeda Slaine in reality?
[Dobbs placed Sil Aeda Slaine in Cuircne (south of Tethba) by 700 AD.]
[The Cenel Maine generations after Congail seem to have roots in North
Tethba and it inhabitants Cinel Cairbre?]