MALE Domangart mac Fergusa

King of Dál Riata, early sixth century.

Domangart is given a reign of 5 years by both the Duan Albanach [Duan Albanach 131] and the king lists [Poppleton MS, Lists "D", ,"F", "I", "K", KKES, 253, 264, 270, 281, 286], a reign length which agrees with the annals (which, however, are probably not contemporary for this period, and quite possibly also not independent of the king lists). For the epithet of mac Nisse (see below), see the page of his father Fergus, who is given the same epithet.

Date of Birth: Unknown.
Place of Birth: Unknown.

Date of Death: ca. 506?
Bellum Arda Corann & mors Lugdach filii Loegaire, & ut alii dicunt Domhangart Mc. (Nisse) Reti secessit anno .xxxu." AU (s.a. 505); "Bass Domanguirt maic Nissi righ Alban." AT 17:125; "Domangort mac Nisi quieuit." CS 27 (misplaced under year 464)]
Place of Death: Unknown.

Father: Fergus, king of Dál Riata.

Mother: Unknown.

Spouse: Unknown.


MALE Comgall mac Domangairt, d. ca. 537, king of Dál Riata, ca. 506?-ca. 537.
["Mors Comgaill mc. Domangairt .xxx.u. anno regni." AU (s.a. 537), with duplicate entries s.a. 541, 544; "Comgall mac Domanguirt. ri Alban obit .xxxu. anno reigni súi." AT 17:136]

MALE Gabran mac Domangairt, d. ca. 559, king of Dál Riata, ca. 537-ca. 559.


Supposed wife (and mother of Comgall and Gabrán): Fedelm Foltchaín, daughter of Brion mac Echach Mugmedoin.
["Gabran & Comgall dá mc Domangairt & Fedelm F[h]oltchaín ingen Briúin mc Echach Mugmedóin a máthair." Genelaig Albanensium, Bannerman (1974), 66] See the comments on the page of


AT = Whitley Stokes, ed. & trans., ‘The Annals of Tigernach’, Revue Celtique16 (1895), 374-419; 17 (1896), 6-33, 116-263, 337-420; 18 (1897), 9-59, 150-303, 374-91. See also the CELT website.

AU = Seán Mac Airt and Gearóid Mac Niocaill, eds., The Annals of Ulster (Dublin, 1983). See also the CELT website.

Bannerman (1974) = John Bannerman, Studies in the History of Dalriada (Edinburgh & London, 1974).

CS = W. M. Hennessy, ed. & trans., Chronicum Scotorum (Rolls Series 46, London, 1866). See also the CELT website.

Duan Albanach = Jackson (1956) [critical edition], Jackson (1957) [parallel text and translation]; unless otherwise specified, citations are to the latter.

Jackson (1956) = Kenneth Jackson, "The Poem A eolcha Alban uile", Celtica 3 (1956): 149-167.

Jackson (1957) = Kenneth Jackson, "The Duan Albanach", Scottish Historical Review 36 (1957): 125-137.

KKES = Marjorie Ogilvy Anderson, Kings and Kingship in Early Scotland (Edinburgh, Totowa, NJ, 1973).

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 26 April 2007.

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