Ailill mac Mata

Irish - King of Connaught. Brother of Find File, some say. Husband of Maev. Father of Findbhair, the Maini and Orlam. When his wife wanted the Brown Bull of Cooley to add to her large herds he led an army into Ulster to seize it. He was killed by Conall Cearnach to avenge the death of Fergus mac Roth or at the behest of Maev who was jealous of her husband's affair with another woman. Sometimes identified as Ailill mac Mata, Ailill mac Matach, Ailill mac Matach, Ailell mac Matach or Ailell mac Matach.

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