On May 16, 10:35am, DENISE INGLIS wrote:
> Does anyone know the name of the clan who established the colony of Dal Raida?
The Dal Riata
I think their territory was NE Ulster -- Glens of Antrim maybe.
> Would it have been the Ulaid, pushed north by the Ui/ Ne/ill? Also, does
I don't think the Dal Riata were part of the Ulad. I think that was a
separate group, but at the moment I can't verify this. The way the Ui
Neill (in the person of the abbots of Iona) & the Dal Riata got on, I
suspect there was some kind of clientship between them, but then
that's centuries later than the period you're concerned about.