Irish - Son of Brian Boru. Brother of Murchadh. He succeeded to the throne when his father was killed at the Battle of Clontarf. When he was en route to another battle, a hag, washing heads and limbs of slain warriors, foretold that he would be killed and his army would be routed in the battle. She was proved right. Occasionally called Donnchadh, Donchadh, Donchadh, Donchadh O'Briain, Donchadh O'Briain, Washer by the Ford, Washer by the Ford, ban nighechain, bean nighe, Grey Washer by the Ford, Gwrach y Rhibyn, Scottish ban nighechain, nigheag na h-ąth or Welsh Gwrach y Rhybin.

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