Connachta

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Connachta
O'Conor
Profile
Country Ireland
Region Connacht
Ancestry Dál Cuinn
Ethnicity Gaelic Irish
Chief
Desmond O'Conor Don
Seat Clonalis House

The Connachta were a Gaelic Irish tribe who, under the leadership of the O'Conors, ruled and inhabited the Kingdom of Connacht. They claimed descent from Conn of the Hundred Battles, a famous High King of Ireland said to have lived in the 2nd century. Their kinsmen were the powerful Uí Néill, who dominated the High Kingship of Ireland, however for the sake of brevity this article mostly deals with the Connachta proper. As well as ruling the kingdom of Connachta, a sept of the dynasty, the O'Rourkes ruled the Kingdom of Breifne.

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