Muirghis Cananach Ua Conchobhair

Muirghis Cananach Ua Conchobhair, Prince of Connacht, died 1224.

Muirghis was one of the children of the last Gaelic King of Ireland, Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair. He became a monk and was a noted poet and singer.

His death is noted in the Annals of Lough Ce:

'Muirghes Cananach, son of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, the most expert man that ever came of the Gaeidhel in reading, and in psalm-singing, and in versemaking, died in this year, and was interred in Cunga-Feichin (Cong), after the triumph of unction and penitence.

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