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Lann ingen Dúngaile, Queen of Ireland

Norwegian: Lann ingen Dungail, Dronning av Irland
Also Known As: "Land"
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Leinster, Osraige, Ireland
Death: 890 (85-94)
Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Leinster, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dunghal Mac Fearghal, King of Osraige and N.N.
Wife of Áed Findliath mac Niall, High king of Ireland; Máel Sechnaill O'Neill mac Máele Ruanaid, High King of Ireland and Gaethine mac Cináeda, King of Leix
Mother of Flann Sinna mac Mael Sechnall, High King of Ireland; N.N.; Aengus mac Mael Sechnaill; Ligach nic Mael Sechnaill and Cennetig mac Gaethine, king of Leix
Sister of Cerbhall mac Dúnlainge, king of Osraige in Ireland and Riacán mac Dúnlainge

Occupation: queen of Ireland
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Lann ingen Dúngaile, Queen of Ireland

Land ingen Dúngaile ( Lann eller Flann) var en Dál Birn prinsesse av Osraige

Dronning i Irland

  • f. ca 800 Lannvar fødd i Osraige, datter av var kong Dúngal mac Fergaile, moren var ukjent
  • Gift 1. gang med kong Gáethíne mac Cináeda fra Loíchsi et territorium ved siden av hennes hjemregion Osraige. de hadde sønnen, Cennétig mac Gáethíne (903) som senere regerte som konge av Loíchsi.
  • Gift 2. gang med den berømte høykongen av hele Irland, Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid (846 til 862) og fødte sin formidable sønn Flann Sinna, som også var over konge fra 879 til 916.Hennes ekteskap med Máel Sechnaill er i stor grad sett på som en del av en politisk allianse mellom Dál Birn of Osraige og Clann Cholmáin- dynastiet i Sør-Uí Néill. Máel Sechnaill døde i 862.
  • Gift 3. gang med Áed Findliath mac Néil og fikk tilbake den nordlige delen av Uí Néill-kongedømmet som hun hadde mistet ved den andre ektemannens død
  • 890 Land ingen Dúngaile, prinsesse av Osraige og dronningen av Tara, døde i fromhet og bot på klosteret Clonmacnoise,

Hun var en bemerkelsesverdig figur i irsk politikk i en kritisk tid i vikingtiden i Irland . Land hadde tre kjente ektemenn, som var konger; og to regjerte som overkonger av Irland, hadde en sentral rolle i alliansene mellom rivaliserende irske riker, men hun oppfordret også sine ektemenn mot krigshandlinger mot vikingenes trusler. Som dronning ble hun mor og bestemor til flere bemerkelsesverdige irske konger, og hun blir husket som et eksemplar av kvinnelig adelsdamer i irske vers og genealogiske tekster.


Land ingen Dúngaile

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Land ingen Dúngaile (d. 890 AD) (sometimes spelled Lann or Flann; her patronymic sometimes Dúnlainge) was a Dál Birn princess of Osraige who was a noteworthy figure in Irish politics during a critical time in Viking-age Ireland.

She was the daughter of king Dúngal mac Fergaile (r. 802-842) of Osraige, a kingdom which witnessed a dramatic rise to power under the rule of her war-like brother Cerball mac Dúnlainge (r. 842-888), in which she had a hand. She was married three times to successive kings, and as such appears to have had a central role in cementing alliances between rival Irish kingdoms, but also in urging her husbands towards hostilities against Viking threats. As queen, she became the mother and grandmother to several noteworthy Irish kings, and is remembered as an exemplar for female nobility in Irish verse and genealogical texts.[1] After the death of Cerball in 888, her brother Riagan mac Dúnlainge succeeded the Ossorian throne.

Marriages Princess Land had three famous husbands, who were kings in their own right; two of which reigned as high king over Ireland.

She first married king Gáethíne mac Cináeda of Loíchsi from a territory neighboring her home region of Osraige by whom she had a son, Cennétig mac Gáethíne, (d. 903),[2] who also later reigned as king of Loíchsi.

She was married again to the famous High King of all Ireland, Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid (r. 846 to 862) and gave birth to his formidable son Flann Sinna who was also High King from 879 to 916. She is thus also the grandmother of Flann's son, High King Donnchadh Donn mac Flainn. Her marriage to Máel Sechnaill is largely seen as part of a political alliance between the Dál Birn of Osraige and the Clann Cholmáin dynasty of Southern Uí Néill, as her brother Cerball mac Dúnlainge, king of Osraige also wedded Máel Sechnaill's daughter as an agreement in alienating Osraige away from the greater polity of Munster.[3] The dual marriages however did not cease fighting between the two dynasties.[4] Máel Sechnaill died in 862.

On Máel Sechnaill's death, the Uí Néill kingship passed back to the northern branch, represented by Áed Findliath mac Néill, son of Niall Caille, who began his reign by marrying Máel Sechnaill's widow, (and Flann Sinna's mother) Land, which was Áed's second marriage and Land's third. Áed died in 879.

Land ingen Dúngaile, princess of Osraige and queen of Tara, died in piety and penance at the monastery of Clonmacnoise in 890.[5]


The Book of Uí Maine contains the following short genealogy of Land inserted into an entry of the Ban Shenchus: "Land ingen Dungaili m. Feargaili m. Athaidha m. Con Cearca m. Faelain m. Crundmail m. Ronain Rig-flaite m. Scandlain Moir m. Cind Faelad rig Oisrige, mathair Fhlaind m. Mael tSecland." [6]

The Fragmentary Annals of Ireland relate this entry on queen Land for the year 866:

In this year Áed son of Niall, king of Ireland, massacred the Norwegians and harried them all. Áed had a great victory over the Norwegians at Loch Febail. The learned related that it was his wife who most incited Áed against the Norwegians—namely Land, daughter of Dúnlang: and she was the one who was Máel Sechlainn's wife previously, and the mother of Máel Sechlainn's son, i.e. Flann. She was the mother of Cennétig son of Gáethíne, king of Loíches. Now the ills that the Norwegians suffered this year are noteworthy, but the greatest they encountered were from Áed Findliath son of Niall.[7]

The Banshenchas mention Land, saying: "Land daughter of Dungal son of Fergal, king of Ossory of the steeds, was called the mother (no mistaken delay) of Fland son of Mael Sechlaind of the swathes."[8]

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