Individual(s) / Person(s): Toirdhealbhach Caoch mac Suibhne, lord of Fanad

Name, Surname, Sept, Origin
Full NameToirdhealbhach Caoch mac Suibhne, lord of Fanad
Sept SurnameMac Suibhne
Sub-Sept SurnameMac Suibhne Fanad
Family's Place of OriginCastlesween, Knapdale, Kintyre, Scotland
DOB / DOD / FloruitDied after spending 41 years as lord of his territory (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne); DOD 1399 (AC, 1399, p. 373, par. 5)
Sobriquet / Epithet/ DiminutiveToirdhealbhach Caoch - the one-eyed
How acquired Sobriquet / Epithet/ Diminutive had an eye knocked out by the shot of an arrow at the Battle of Bun Putoige
Age at Death
Cause of DeathHe was engaged on that circuit of Tir Conaill that O Domhnaill had granted to Clann Suibhne and a great sickness came upon him.
Place of DeathInbhear Naaile
Place of BurialDerry
Foster FamilyFoster father: Maolmithigh O hOirealla - O Herrill; foster son: Niall O Domhnaill
Title, Inauguration, Opponents, Perception In Society
TitleMac Suibhne Fanad (first chief of Fanad whose name appears in the Annals; chieftainship contemporary with part of Toirdhealbhach an Fhiona O Domhnaill); lord of Fanad (AC, 1399, p. 373, par. 5)
Duration of TitleSucceeded his father, Maolmhuire mac Suibhne Fanad upon the death of his older brother, Conchobhar in the battle of Bun Putoige and spent a total of 41 years in the lordship of his territory.
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Perception in Societypart of nobility
Fixed Address or Migrant
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Total Household Retinue150 men, 3 groups of 50
Type of Household Retinuewives and womenfolk, musicians, poets, and inferior servants
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Association with the Learned Class poets and musicians in household retinue
Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Offspring
Father's NameMaolmhuire mac Suibhne Fanad
Father's DescentMaolmhuire s. Murchadh Og s. Murchadh Mear s. Maolmhuire s. Murchadh s. Maolmhuire an Sparain s. Suibhne s. Donnsleibhe s. Aodh Aluinn s. Anradhan
Mother's Namedaughter of O Dochartaigh
Mother's Descent
Distinguishing Features
Character TraitsA man of great knowledge, very violent and very generous.
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Wives 1. Margaret, daughter of O Catháin 'O Kane', 2. Findguala, daughter of Cathal, son of Aodh Breifneach O Conchubhair
Wife(s) Descent1.daughter of O Cathain, 2. daughter of Cathal O Conchobhair son of Aodh Breifnech O Conchobhair
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Offspring from 1st Marriage1. From Margaret, daughter of O Cathain 'O Kane': Toirrdhealbhach Ruadh mac Suibhne, Conchubhar Balb 'the Stammerer' mac Suibhne, Eammon mac Suibhne
Offspring from 2nd Marriage2. From the daughter of Cathal, son of Aodh Breifneach O Conchubhair: Donnchadh Garbh 'the Rough' mac Suibhne, Maghnus mac Suibhne, and Maolmhuire Og mac Suibhne
Offspring from 3rd Marriage
Offspring From Concubines Eoin Buidhe 'the Yellow' mac Suibhne
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TitleMS 24 p. 25 edited in 1920 by Paul Walsh who titled the MS 'Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne'. (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne ed. Rev. Paul Walsh (Dublin, 1920) from MS 24 p. 25 in R.I.A. (MS composed between 1513 and circa 1544).)