On 4/06/2015 8:23 PM, Tom Smith wrote:
> Perhaps I did not phrase it correctly. It was Forga who died in 465, not Lugaid
> Lorc who lived c.260 A.D., so there is still a 150 gap between father (Óengus)
> and supposed son (Eochaid Rígéces).
Oh, I see.
The early years of these genealogies are (of course) fictional / mythic,
so inconsistencies are to be expected. There are several versions
of the genealogy between Lugaid's grandson Forgo and Fergus Dubdétach
(see O'Brien CGH p 322). Fergus (according to legend) died during the
reign of Cormac mac Airt, traditionally in the 3rd century). While the Book of
Leinster makes Lugaid the grandson of Fergus, the earlier manuscript Rawlinson
B 502 has him as Fergus's great-great-grandson; putting Lugaid well
outside the 3rd century.