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Downey, C.
8th Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Purple reign – the naming of Conall Corc
Chaired Session
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According to Irish genealogical tradition, Conall Corc mac Luigthig was the nearest common ancestor of the Éoganachta, the most important dynastic federation in early medieval Munster. This paper takes another look at the story of his birth and of how he got his name and examines the evidence for attributing this name to his colour.
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