Dál Messin Corb

The Dál Messin Corb were a ruling dynasty of Leinster along with the Dál Chormaic. Descended from Chú Chorb's son Messin Corb, they were the last of the Dumnonians.[1] In the fifth and sixth centuries they were ousted and driven from their seat on the Liffey and into Wicklow.[2]

The main branch of the dynasty were the Uí Garrchon. The sixth-century saint, Kevin of Glendalough, was said to have been descended from the Uí Náir, a minor branch.[3]

See also


  1. Walsh, Dennis (2003). "Ancient Laigin — Kingdom of Leinster". Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  2. Walsh, Dennis (2003). "The Tribes of Laigen (Leinster Series) — Dál Messin Corb". Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  3. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, "Ireland, 400 - 800", in A New History of Ireland, volume one, p. 189
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