Individual(s) / Person(s): Murchadh Mear mac Suibhne

Name, Surname, Sept, Origin
Full NameMurchadh Mear mac Suibhne
Sept SurnameMac Suibhne
Sub-Sept SurnameMac Suibhne Fanad
Family's Place of OriginCastlesween, Knapdale, Kintyre, Scotland
DOB / DOD / FloruitFloruit: 1267
Sobriquet / Epithet/ DiminutiveMurchadh Mear - Murchadh the Crazy
How acquired Sobriquet / Epithet/ Diminutive
Age at Death
Cause of Deathdied in prison
Place of Deathin prison of the Earl de Burgh
Place of Burial
Foster Family
Title, Inauguration, Opponents, Perception In Society
Titlelord; Mac Suibhne Fanad
Duration of TitleThese poems were composed for him because of his decision to forfeit his son and foster-son who were being held hostage by Enri O Neill and distribute the ransom money among the poets in spite of the wishes of his people. His son and foster-son were then released by O Neill because of this decision.
Area of JurisdictionThis was the area conquered by Murchadh Mear in Ireland: the middle third of Inis Eoghain, Fanad, Ros Guill, O Maolgaoithe's tuath and the two tuaths of Tir Boghaine.
How Title was Assumedconquest and colonization
Opponents to TitleO Domhnaill and O Dochartaigh
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
EnemiesO Domhnaill and O Dochartaigh; Domnall Mac Maghnusa; Earl de Burgh
Chieftains Contemporaneous WithO Domhnaill and O Dochartaigh; Domnall Mac Maghnusa; Earl de Burgh
Total Household Retinue
Type of Household Retinue
Named Officials in Household
Association with the Learned Class
Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Offspring
Father's NameMaolmhuire mac Suibhne
Father's DescentMaolmhuire s. Murchadh s. Maolmhuire an Sparain s. Suibhne s. Donnsleibhe s. Aodh Aluinn s. Anradhan
Mother's Name
Mother's Descent
Distinguishing Features
Character Traits
Full Siblings
Half Siblings
Wife(s) Descent
Wife(s) Place of Origin
Wifes Character
Wifes Place of Death
Offspring from 1st MarriageMurchadh Og mac Suibhne, Maolmhuire mac Suibhne
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
Churches Erected during term
Monasteries Erected during term
Provisions made for Monastery
Prior who Introduced the Community
Foundation Date of Monastery
Name of Order in Monastery
TitleAU, 1265/7, p. 339