Kingdoms of Ireland

cropped-img_0322_edited1.jpgKingdoms of ireland

Ok, at the time of my novel, Raiding Cúailnge, Ireland – the far-flung western isle – was divided into five large kingdoms – Connacht (Connachta), Ulster (Ulaid), North Lenister, South Lenister and Munster.   The Lenister side of the Great Plain of Ireland was known as Magh Breagh. The Hill of Tara (Teamhair) is located there and is the most famous assembly (Feis) place in Ireland and traditionally the seat of the Irish High King, the Ard Rí

Cruachain was the royal seat of power for Connachta (and Queen Medb), while Eamhain Macha was the pre-eminent site in the Ulaidh, ruled over by Conor mac Nessa, as detailed in my novel, Raiding Cúailnge in the chapter called The Taking og the Kingship.

 

Author: serkeen

I am Irish, currently living in West Australia. I have a degree in Old & Middle English, Lang & Lit and, despite having worked in Kuwait, Italy, Malaysia, USA, Brunei, Australia and Hong Kong over the last 40 years, I have a strong interest in Ireland’s ancient pre-history and the heroes of its Celtic past as recorded in the 12th and late 14th century collection of manuscripts, collectively known as The Ulster Cycle. I enjoy writing historical novels, firmly grounded in a well-researched background, providing a fresh and exciting look into times long gone. I have an empathy with the historical period and I draw upon my experiences of that area and the original documents. I hope, by providing enough historical “realia” to hook you into a hitherto unknown – or barely glimpsed - historical period.

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