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I also found the poem of those buried at Clonmacnois which included the Cenel Maine:
 
“Conaing Tethba tonnglaine
Ailill brig leith leir lonnmur
Aodh mac Brenuin borrfadach
Diarmaid Breac Conla Conghal.
 
Conall oirgeach aighthibe
Fiann mac Colla colth némhidh
Fergus mor mac Ailghile
Diarmaid mac Conaing ceilidh.”
 
“Conaing, from Teffia of the bright wave;
Ailil of Bri leith, righteous and valiant;
Aed, son of Brennan the turbulent;
Diarmaid Breace, Conla, and Congal.
 
Congal the brave, the slayer;
Flann, son of Colla the famous;
Fergus the great son of Ailgil;
Diurmait, son of Colla the wise.”
 

It does seem that Fearghus mac Ailghil, lord of Cinel Cairbre (d.794), was a member of Cenel Maine and so is the son of Aelghal mac Flann mac Conla (d.770), chief of Teathba.
 
Would Conall oirgeach (d.678) listed above amongst the Cenel Maine; be same as Conall aircnech chief of Cinel Cairbre and made the brother of Conla (d.741) by the Life of Adomnan?
 
Meanwhile, Ailill of Bri Leith (d.739) would be of Ardagh in Southern Tethba?
 
 		 	   		  
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