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Our common ancestors - High Kings of Ireland - Contents


Kings of Munster



Teige O'Brien, King of Munster (see here and here),
murdered by his half-brother in 1023,
had issue:

Turlogh O'Brien, King of Munster and Ireland (see here),
died 1086, had issue:

Dermot O'Brien, King of Munster (see here),
died 1118, had issue:

Turlogh O'Brien, King of Thomond,
died 1167, had issue:

  1. Domnall Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond (see here and here),
    mar Urlachan MacMurrough,
    he is considered by some as the last king of Munster,
    palace on King's Island, Limerick,
    founded St.Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, in 1168; it may incorporate parts of his palace,
    the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland took place in 1169,
    died 1194, bur St.Mary's Cathedral, Limerick,
    had issue:

    1. Donnchad O'Brien, King of Thomond.



Pat Lavelle writes about Domnall O'Brien, King of Thomond, in [PAT/1, Limerick].
A lot of her writing is about Ireland's lost connection to its ancient Gaelic past. But ironically, she did not know that her Anglo-Irish ancestry was probably the best (indeed the only) way to connect to that Gaelic past.
If she and her family had known that Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert directly descends from Domnall O'Brien, they might have been more driven to prove the connection to her!
See the Descent of Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert from the Kings of Munster.




St.Mary's Cathedral, Limerick



Tomb stone of Domnall Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond (died 1194). St.Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.
Centre part is old. Surround is modern. Says he "founded this cathedral".
Photo 2014. See full size.



Other side of tomb stone of Domnall Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond.
It has date 1172, but it is unclear why.
Photo 2014. See full size.



Plan of St.Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.
N is approximately up. (The W doorway "O" is to the left here.)
From p.17 in The antiquities of Limerick and its neighbourhood (1916).
This shows former location ("n") of tomb stone of Domnall Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond (died 1194). The stone has since been moved to below the tomb of Donogh O'Brien, 4th Earl of Thomond, near the altar, at "s".
See full size. Scan from here.



The tomb stone of Domnall Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond (died 1194) is now placed below the tomb of Donogh O'Brien, 4th Earl of Thomond, near the altar.
This is the notice at the site.
See wide shot and closer shot and close-up. Photos 2014.



Model of Limerick as at 1535 in King John's Castle visitor centre. By model makers Whetton and Grosch.
Shows St. Mary's Cathedral from the W side (the great door).
Photo 2015. See larger and full size.
See other shot.
See close-up and close-up.



View of St. Mary's Cathedral from the S and E sides.
In the model of Limerick as at 1535.
The W door is not now used. Entrance is now through the S.
Note King John's Castle in the background.
See larger and full size.
See other shot.



Close-up of the E side of St. Mary's Cathedral.
In the model of Limerick as at 1535.
See larger and full size.






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