Muireadhach

Irish - Son of Eoghan Beal. Brother of Cellach. He went to visit his elder brother Cellach who had been exiled from Connaught with four of his young monks. Muireadhach found that Cellach had been murdered by the four who had been bribed by Guaire, usurper of Cellach's throne. When he discovered the corpse, he was attacked by a wolf which he killed, becoming known as Cu Choingeilt. He found the four monks, Maol Chroin, Maol Dulua, Maol Deoraidh and Maol Seanaigh, and had them brutally killed. Guaire, feigning friendship, gave Muireadhach his daughter, Geilgheis, for a wife and promised to yield the throne to him. Instead, when Muireadhach came to visit him, Guaire had him killed. Occasionally identified as Muireadhach, Cu Choingeilt, Cu Choingeilt or Muireadhach.
Irish - Husband of Earc. Father of Muircheartach. He was carried off by the Scottish king, Eochu, but killed him and took Earc, daughter of Loarn, back to Ireland as his wife. He was killed by a jealous rival but Earc restored him to life with a herbal remedy. Also commonly referred to as Muireadhach, Cu Choingeilt, Cu Choingeilt or Muireadhach.
Irish - A high-king of Ireland. Son of Fiachu. He succeeded to the throne when his father was killed by the Colla brothers, but later forgave them when they returned from exile in Scotland. Also commonly known as Muireadhach, Cu Choingeilt, Cu Choingeilt or Muireadhach.

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