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Magh Luirg or Magh Luirg an Dagda, Anglicised as Moylurg, was the name of a kingdom located in the north-east of Connacht, the western province of Ireland, from c.956-1585. The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Síl Muiredaig, who were themselves of the Uí Briúin Ai who descended from The Connachta.

Moylurg is, in Irish, Magh Luirg an Dagda, the plain of the tracks of the Dagda. The Dagda was an ancient Irish deity.

The kingdom's first king, Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg, was a son of Tadg mac Cathal (King of Connacht 925-956) and brother to Conchobar mac Tadg, who succeeded as king in 967. Maelruanaidh is said to have made a deal of some nature where, in return for abandoing any claim to the provincial kingship, he would be given Moylurg. His dynasty were known as the Clan Mulrooney, and later still took the surname of MacDermot.

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  • "Mac Dermot of Moylurg: The Story of a Connacht Family", Dermot Mac Dermot, 1996.
  • http://www.macdermot.com/
  • "A History of Medieval Ireland", A.J. Otway-Ruthven, 1968.

Moylurg was the name of a kingdom located in the north-east of Connacht, the western province of Ireland, from c.956-1585. The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Síl Muiredaig, who were themselves of the Uí Briúin Ai who descended from The Connachta.

Moylurg is, in Irish, Magh Luirg an Dagda, the plain of the tracks of the Dagda. The Dagda was an ancient Irish deity.

The kingdom's first king, Maelruanaidh Mor mac Tadg, was a son of Tadg mac Cathal (King of Connacht 925-956) and brother to Conchobar mac Tadg, who succeeded as king in 967. Maelruanaidh is said to have made a deal of some nature where, in return for abandoing any claim to the provincial kingship, he would be given Moylurg. His dynasty were known as the Clan Mulrooney, and later still took the surname of MacDermot.

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