Individual(s) / Person(s): Ruaidhri son of Maolmhuire mac Suibhne Fanad

Name, Surname, Sept, Origin
Full NameRuaidhri son of Maolmhuire mac Suibhne Fanad
Sept SurnameMac Suibhne
Sub-Sept SurnameMac Suibhne Fanad
Family's Place of OriginCastlesween, Knapdale, Kintyre, Scotland
DOB / DOD / Floruitdate of death: April 7, 1518 (LCS) DOD: Easter (AC, 1518, p. 635, par. 5)
Sobriquet / Epithet/ DiminutiveFanad (AC, 1472)
How acquired Sobriquet / Epithet/ Diminutive Became Mac Suibhne Fanad upon his father's death in 1472 (AC 1472)
Age at Death78
Cause of Death
Place of Death
Place of Burialseat of Rath Maolain, in the monastery he himself had founded
Foster Family
Title, Inauguration, Opponents, Perception In Society
Title1. Mac Suibhne Fanad 2. Constable
Duration of Title
Area of Jurisdiction
How Title was Assumedviolence. There was a war over the lordship of Fanad between Ruaidhri, son of Maolmhuire and Eoin Ruadh, son of Ruaidhri mac Suibhne.
Opponents to Title
Person Inaugurated By
Where Inaugurated
Payment for Inauguration
Form Of Military Address
Perception in Society
Fixed Address or Migrant
Status in English Law
Allies, Enemies, Chieftains, Household Retinue
AlliesO Domnaill
EnemiesO Neill (AC 1472)
Chieftains Contemporaneous WithAodh Ruadh O Domhnaill, chieftain of Tir Chonaill, Enri - son of Eoghan O Neill and his sons - one after another, were chieftains of Tir Eoghain. Niall, son of Conn, was chief of Clann Aodha Buidhe. Garret the Earl was Justiciary over the English and governor of all Ireland. Toirrdhealbhach, son of Tadhg [O Briain] was chieftain of Thomond.
Total Household Retinue
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Association with the Learned Class
Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Offspring
Father's NameMaolmhuire mac Suibhne, d. 1472
Father's DescentMaolmhuire s. Toirrdhealbhach Ruadh s. Toirrdhealbhach Caoch s. Maolmhuire mac Suibhne Fanad 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 NameGrainne, daughter of O Dochartaigh
Mother's Descent
Distinguishing Features
Character Traitsthe constable of the greatest name and fame, and who, of all that came in this latter age, bestowed most on poets and schools (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, p. 67)
Full Siblings
Half Siblings 1. From Maolmhuire and Onora Ni Mhaille: Donnchadh mac Suibhne 2. From Maolmhuire and Caitilin Ni Bhaoighill: Eoin Bearnach mac Suibhne
Wives Máire, daughter of Eoghan, son of Diarmaid Bacach 'the lame' O Máille 'O Malley
Wife(s) Descent
Wife(s) Place of Origin
Wifes Characterthe most generous and the best mother and the woman of most fame in regard to faith and piety of all who lived in her time' (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, p. 67)
Wifes Place of Death1. Place of death: the monastery of Raith Maolain 'Rathmullen' that she had founded 2. date of death: 1522
Offspring from 1st MarriageRuadhri Og mac Suibhne, Toirrdhealbahch mac Suibhne Fanad
Offspring from 2nd Marriage
Offspring from 3rd Marriage
Offspring From Concubines
Grants, Churches, Monasteries
Number of Grants made to Galloglass(es)
Lands Covered In Grants
Person to Whom Grants were Issued
Person Who Issued Grants
Castles Built during term
Existing Castles used during term
Familys Place of Residence in Ireland
Relationship with the Church
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Monasteries Erected during term
Provisions made for Monastery
Prior who Introduced the Community
Foundation Date of Monastery
Name of Order in Monastery
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).)