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  • Name Heremon 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1699 BC Or 1285BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I146780  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2020 

    Father (Milid) Milesius,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother (Princess of Scytha?) Scota,   d. Killed Fighting Tuatha DE Dannan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F47086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tea Tephi Princess of The House of David,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Irial Faidh 10Th Monarch of Ireland,   d. 1670 BC Or 1271BC Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Muimne,   bur. Croaghan, Situated Near Elphin, In Co.Roscommon Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Luigne,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Laighean,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F57359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Heremon
      The river Liffey, near Dublin, derived its name from the death ofHeremon's horse (Liffe) at the battle between the Milesians and theTuatha-de-Danas.

      He and his eldest brother Heber were, jointly, the first MilesianMonarchs of Ireland; they began to reign 1699 BC. The quarreled andfought a pitched battle at Ardeat, now Geashill, near Tulamore, in theKing's Country. After Heber was slain in this battle (1698 BC), Heremonreigned singly for 14 years.

      During his reign a certain colony called Cruthneans or Picts arrived inIreland and requested Heremon to assign them a part of the country tosettle in, which he refused; but, giving them as wives the widows of theTuatha-de-Danans, slain in battle, he sent them with a strong party ofhis own forces to conquer the country Scotland; conditionally, that theyand their posterity should be tributary to the Monarchs of Ireland.Heremon died (1683 BC) at his palace at Argoidross (Rathbeagh), near theriver Nore and was buried in a sepulcher mound. He was succeeded by threeof his four sons, named Muimne, Luigne, and Laighean, who reigned jointlyfor 3 years, but were slain by their Heberian successors at the battle ofArd Laahran. " From http://www.kinsella.org/history/heremon.htm




      From MILESIAN GENEALOGIEShttp://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/history/milesian.html
      from the Annals of the Four Masters. Kindness of Pat Traynor

      "THE MILESIAN IRISH GENEALOGIES. Most of the Irish are descended from oneof the three sons of Milesius who had issue. These are the Milesiangenealogies.

      Before writing was widespread in Ireland, a class of men were trained tomemorize the hereditary history of their clan and all the descendantsfrom the founder or progenitor without error or ommission. They werecalled "filads".

      King Cormac Mac Art, in the third century of the Christian era, orderedthe history of the Irish nation to be compiled. This work was called "ThePsalter of Tara". From this and other more recent works, "The Psalter ofCashel" was written in the ninth century. The original of this is in aLondon museum." ..........

      Later on there is

      "ABSTRACTS FROM
      THE ANNALS OF THE FOUR MASTERS
      Compiled in the years 1632-1636 at the convent of Donegal, by the chief
      author, Michael O'Clery, a monk of the order of St Francis, after a
      search of fifteen years throughout the country for the most important of
      the Irish documents.

      NOTE: The ANCESTOR of a Clan, as referred to here, is one who begins a
      branch off the main stem that leads to the founder of that Clan's name.

      A QUO = "from which decended;"
      ANG. = anglicised. (English translation)"

      Later on there is

      "LINE OF HEREMON:
      38. IRIAL FAIDH; Son of Heremon. 10th monarch D.167O B.C. A very learnedKing who could foretell things to come. He built seven palaces, andcleared much of the country's ancient forests.
      39. EITHRIAL; 11th Monarch Slain 165O B.C. at the battle of Soirrean.
      4O. FOLL-AICH; Denied the Monarchy by Conmaol, slayer of his father.
      41. TIGERNMAS; 13th Monarch D. 1543 B.C. Reigned 5O yrs. He won 27battles against the followers of Heber Fionn. He set up and worshippedthe idol "Crom Cruach", in Co. Leitrim. He introduced rank distinction bythe wearing of coulours. One for a slave, three for a soldier or younglord, six for a chief professor of the liberal arts, and that of a Kingor Queen. Possibly the origin of the Scotch plaid.
      42. ENBOATH; Divided the Kingdom by a line from Drogheda to Limerick.
      43. SMIOMGHALL; In his lifetime the Picts in Scotland were forced toabide by their oath, and pay homage to the Irish Monarch.
      44. FIACHA LABHRAINN; 18th Monarch Slain 1448 B.C. at battle ofBealgadain.
      45. AONGUS OLMUCACH; 2Oth Monarch Slain 14O9 B.C. At the battle ofCarman. He went into Scotland with a strong army and fought 3O battles toagain force Scotland to pay tribute.
      46. MAIN; In his liftime, Ireland was already a settled Kingdom, holdinga definite place in the world of letters, and far advanced in the arts ofcivilized life.
      47. ROTHEACHTACH; 22nd Monarch Slain 1357 BC. by Sedne, of the line ofIr. 48. DEIN; Denied the Monarchy by Sedne. Gold necklaces first worn bynobles. The Monarch of these times was Ollamh Fodhla, pronounced "OllavFola". He was celebrated as a philosophical statesman, for hisimprovements in the science of government, and for the mild andenlightened principles of his policy. He instituted an assemblyresembling modern parliments that convened every three years. Thepoet-historians from all the provinces related all that had happenedbetween assemblies. It was during these assemblies that familygenealogies were carefully examined, corrected, and then entered in thenational records kept at Tara. These records were of great importancebecause a man's right of inheritance to property depended on hisgenealogy. These records were ordered by Fodhla to be 'written' andcarefully preserved at Tara. They were added to after each meeting and inKing Cormac's time they were named "The Psalter of Tara". It appears fromthe ancient chonicles that some form of writing was known in that time.Eithrial, the 11th Monarch, was also credited with writing in his ownhand, the history of the Gaels (or Gadelians).
      49. SIORNA; 34th Monarch Slain 1O3O B.C.
      5O. OLIOLL AOLCHEOIN;
      51. GIALCHADH; 37th Monarch Slain 1O13 B.C.by Art Imleach, of the line ofHeber Fionn. "Fionn" was a favorite ad-fix for Kings and Chiefs.
      It means "fair haired".
      52. NUADHAS FIONNFAIL; 39th Monarch Slain 961 B.C. by his successor.
      53. AEDAN GLAS; Pirates and plague in his time.
      54. SIMEON BREAC; 44th Monarch Slain 9O3 B.C. Caused his predecessor tobe torn asunder and suffered a like death by the son of the murderedKing.
      55. MUREDACH BOLGACH; 46th Monarch Slain 892 B.C.
      56. FIACHA TOLGRACH; 55th Monarch Slain 795 B.C. by Olioll Fionn. Hisbrother had two sons who became the 51st and 53rd Monarchs.
      57. DUACH LADHRACH; 59th Monarch Slain 737 B.C. by son of Olioll Fionn.
      58. EOCHAIDH BUADHACH; Denied the Monarchy by father's slayer. Twoplagues in his time.
      59. UGAINE MOR; ("HUGONY the GREAT") 66th Monarch Slain 593 B.C. He wascontempoary with Alexander the Great, and is stated to have sailed with afleet into the Mediterranian, landed forces in Africa, and also attackedSicily; proceeded to Gaul and Married Caesair, daughter of the King ofthe Gauls, his brethren Celts. They had 22 sons and 3 daughters. Hedivided the kingdom into twenty five portions for their inheritance.
      Only two sons had issue.
      6O. COLETHACH CAOL-BHREAGH; 69th Monarch Slain 541 B.C. Is said to havekilled his brother Laeghaire to secure the throne. After a long reign hewas slain by his nephew.
      61. MEIG MOLBHTHACH; 71st Monarch Slain 541 B.C. by Modhchorb of the lineof Heber Fionn.
      62. IARAN GLEOFATHACH; 74th Monarch Slain 473 B.C.by son of Modhchorb. Hewas wise and just and possessed of many accomplishments.
      63. CONLA CAOMB; 76th Monarch D.442 B.C. by natural death.
      64. OLIOLL CAS-FIACHLA; 77th Monarch Slain 417 B.C. by his successor.
      65. EOCHAIDH ALT-LEATHAN; 79th Monarch Slain 395 B.C. by his successor.
      66. AONGUS TUIRMEACH-TEAMRACH; 81st Monarch Slain 324 B.C. at Tara.
      67. ENNA AIGNEACH; 84th Monarch Slain 292 B.C. A generous King.
      68. ASSAMAN EAMHNA; Denied the throne by his father's slayer.
      69. ROIGHEN RUADH; Most of the country's cattle died of murrain in histime.
      7O. FIONNLOGH;
      71. FIONN; Married Benia, dau. of Criomthan, and had two sons.
      72. EOCHAIDH FEIDLIOCH; 93rd Monarch D.13O B.C. at Tara. He divided thekingdom back to provinces.
      73. BRESS-NAR-LOTHAR; Underground burial began in his time.
      74. LUGHAIDH SRIABH-N DEARG; 98th Monarch. Killed himself, 8 B.C. byfallling on his sword. He Married Dearborguill, dau. of King of Denmark.
      75. CRIMTHANN-NIADH-NAR; 1OOth Monarch D. 9 B.C. from a fall off a horse.He and Conaire Mor, the 97th Monarch, respectiveley made expeditions toBritain and Gaul, and assisted the Picts and Britains in their wars withthe Romans. Crimthann brought back from his Britain campaign, a highlyornamented, gilded war chariot, gold-hilted swords, a table studded with3OO brilliant gems, a pair of greyhounds coupled with a splendid silverchain estimated to be worth 1OO cumal (cumal: "a maid servant"), or 3OOcows.
      76. FEREDACH FIONN-FEACHTNACH; 1O2nd Monarch D.36 A.D. a natural death.The epithet "feachtnach" was applied to him due to his truth andsincerity. In his reign lived MORAN, son of Maion, a celebrated Brehon,or Chief Justice of the Kingdom. He was said to be the first to wear themagical collar called "Iodhain Morain"; If the judge who wore it passed afalse judgement it would immediately contract to nearly stop hisbreathing; but would return to normal upon reversal of such falsesentence.
      77. FIACHA FIONN OLA; 1O4th Monarch Slain 56 A.D. by his successor, ofthe race of Ir. He married Eithne, dau. of the King of Alba (Scotland).
      78. TUATHAL TEACHTMAR; 1O6th Monarch Slain 1O6 A.D.by his successor, Mal.With the help of his Grandfather, the King of Alba, and his friends, hewent into Ireland and after scores of battles, restored the true royalblood and heirs to their respective provincial kingdoms. He imposed atremendous fine or "eric" upon the province of Leinster for the death ofhis only two daughters, Fithir and Darina, to be paid forever to theMonarchs of Ireland. This fine was collected each year through the reignsof forty Monarchs, sometimes by sword and fire, until at last remitted atthe pleading of St Moling. Tuathal married Baine, dau. of Sgaile Balbh,King of England.
      79. FEDHLIMIDH RACHTMAR; 1O8th Monarch Died of thirst 119 A.D. MarriedUghna, dau. of the King of Denmark. St Bridgid was descended from his sonEocha, and St.Ite was a descendant of his son Fiacha. A nine year reignof peace and plenty.
      8O. CONN CEADCATHACH; ("Conn of the Hundred Fights") 11Oth Monarch Slain157 A.D. at Tara, "Seat of Kings".
      81. ART EANFHEAR; 112th Monarch Slain 195 AD. in battle, in CountyGalway.
      82. CORMAC ULFHADA; (MAC ART) 115th Monarch Choked on a fish bone 266A.D. He was the wisest, most learned, and the best of any of the Milesianrace before him, that ruled the country. He had a retinue of 115Opersons, in daily attendence at his GREAT HALL of TARA. It was 3OO feetlong. He ordained that there be 1O persons in constant attendence to himand all future Kings: A nobleman as companion; a judge; an historian todeclare and preserve the genealogies, acts, and occurences of thenobility and gentry; a Druid to offer sacrifice, and presage good or badomens; a poet to praise or dispraise everyone; a physician; a musician;and three stewards. Seven years before his death, he became a Christianand forbade his Druids to worship their gods.
      83. CAIBRE-LIFEACHAR; 117th Monarch Slain 284 A.D.at the battle ofGabhra.
      84. EOCHAIDH DUBHLEN; Father of "THE THREE COLLAS", (Kings of Orgiall);
      ... 1. Muireadach, or, COLLA da CHRIOCH ("Colla of the two countries";Ire.
      ... & Scotland).
      ... 2. Carioll, or COLLA UAIS ("Colla the Noble") 121st Monarch ofIreland.
      ... 3. Meann, or, COLLA MEANN ("Colla the Famous").

      Their mother was Alechia, dau. of the King of Alba (Scotland). One ofEochaidh's two brothers was Fiacha Srabhteine, who was the 12Oth Monarchand he begins the branch from which descends the Royal Family of England.Queen Victoria is number 136. He was also the ancestor of O'Neill,princes of Tyrone."

      Jim Kinsella (jim@kinsella.org) Ancient Kinsella Lineage
      http://kinsella.org/history/famline.htm
      "Information taken from O'Hart's "Irish Pedigrees" and Rev. P.L.O'Toole's"History of the Clan O'Toole" "
      The Kinsella Homepage http://www.kinsella.org/
      Jim Kinsella, the son of John Kinsella (who collected the information),son of Daniel Kinsella.e" "

      "He had the following sons:

      Muimne: This Monarch was buried at Croaghan, situated near Elphin, inCo.Roscommon. In the early ages, Croaghan became the capital of Connaughtand a residence of the ancient King of Ireland; and at Croaghan thestates of Connaught held conventions, to make laws and inaugurate theirKings. There, too, about a century before the Christian era, the MonarchEochy Feidlioch erected a royal residence and a great rath, called RathCruachan, after his queen, Cruachan Croidheirg, mother of Maeve (famousfrom Red Branch stories)
      Luigne
      Laighean
      Trial or Eurialus (Irial Faidh). He asserted his rights to his father'scrown, and succeeded in gaining it in a pitched battle."

  • Sources 
    1. [S3540] Hamish Maclaren.