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Eochaid mac Echach

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Eochaid mac Echach. (Eochaidh MacEchdach)(Eochaidh III Macechdach)(Eochaid III).
Born about 680 AD, of Argyll; son of Eochu ua Domnaill.

King of Dál Riata, 726-733. Probably also king of Dál nAraide, 727-733.

Eochaid began to reign in Dál Riata in 726 after the expulsion of king Dúngal mac Selbaig ["Dungal de reghno iectus est, ..." AT 17: 232; "Eochaid mac Eachach regnaire incipit." AT 17: 232 (several entries later)]. He is evidently the Eochaid mac Echach who appears on the king list of Dál nAraide (also called the Cruithne, a sept neighboring the Dál Riata of Ireland) at this time, presumably becoming king there on the killing of Dub dá Inber mac Congalaig in 727 ["Dub Da Inber m. Congalaig, rex Cruithne, iugulatus est." AU 727 (s.a. 726)].

In that year he apparently also had a confrontation with Dúngal's father Selbach (d. 730), the former king of Dál Riata who had retired to a monastery in 723 ["Congressio Irrois Foichne ubi quidam ceciderunt dendibh Airgiallaib inter Selbacham & familiam Echdach nepotis Domnaill." (The encounter of Irros Foichnae between Selbach and the 'family' of Echaid, grandson of Domnall, in which some of the Airgialla fell.) AU 727 (s.a. 726)].

Eochaid died in 733 AD.

CHILDREN of Eochaid mac Echach:
  1. Áed Find. (Ethafind, Edhfind, Edh Find, Aedfind, Aedhfind, Aodh Fionn, The White) Born about 718-725. King of Dál Riata. He died in 778.
  2. Fergus mac Echdach. (probable), d. 781, king of Dál Riata, 778-781. ["... & Fergus m. Ecach ri Dal Riati, omnes defuncti sunt." AU 781 (s.a. 780)] The immediate descendants of Fergus dominated Scottish politics from the 780's until the 830's, followed by the prominence of Cináed (Kenneth) mac Alpín (great-grandson of Áed Find) and his descendants. The principal evidence for placing Fergus as a son of Eochaid is the patronymic of Fergus in the annals, which, however, gives the father's name as Eochu rather than Eochaid. (See below on the distinction between these two names.) Among known men named Eochu/Eochaid in the royal dynasty of Dál Riata, only the present Eochaid makes a chronologically suitable candidate as the father of Fergus. While the connection is probable (given the common confusion between the two names), it is hard to rule out the possibility that Fergus was the son of an otherwise unknown Eochu. This case is typical of the difficulty of identifying parents based mainly on a patronymic.


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ANCESTORS OF EOCHAID MAC ECHACH
ADAM (0-930AM) md  EVE
SETH (130-1042AM)
ENOS (235-1140AM)
CAINAN (325-1235AM)
MAHALELEEL (395-1290AM)
JARED (460-1422AM)
ENOCH (622-1048AM)
METHUSALAH (687-1656AM)
LAMECH (874-1651AM)
NOAH (1056-2006AM)
Japheth
Magog.  (Genesis 10:2). 
Bathath Farssaidh. (Baoth) King of Scythia.  
Phoeniusa Farsaidh. King of Scythia. 
Niul Nemnach. King of Scythia. 
Gaodhal Glas.  Md Scota, daughter of Pharaoh.  
Asruth (Esasru).  Of Crete. 
Sruth (Sru bin Easru). (driven out of Egypt).  
Heber Scut. King of Scythia. 
Boamhain bin Eibhear.  King of Scythia.  
Oghaman.  King of Scythia. 
Tait.  King of Scythia. 
Agnon. (Agnan)(?-2242AM)(took to the sea)
Lamhfionn (Bloodlhand)(a prince of Scythia)
Heber Glunfionn.  King of Getulia. 
Agnan Fionn.  King of Gothia.  
Febric Glas (Ermhear Glas). King of Gothia. 
Nenuall. (Nuail).  King of Gothia. 
Nuadhad.  King of Gothia.
Alladh.  (Alloid) King of Gothia
Arcadh.(Earchada) King of Gothia. 
Deaghata. (Deagh) King of Guelia. Of Scythia. 
Brath. King of Gothia.  (left Gothia for Galicia, Spain)
Breoghan. (Brigus).  King of Galicia in Spain. 
Bile mac Breoghain, King of Galicia in Spain. 
Milesius Galamh.  Md Scota. 
Erimon mac Mil Espaine.  2nd High King of Ireland.
Irial Faidh. (the Prophet). 10th High King of Ireland. Md Tea.
Eithriall mac Irial Faidh.  11th High King of Ireland.
Follach Folian mac Eithrial.  
Tighearnmhas Masius mac Fallach. 13th K. of I. 
Eanbrotha.  Md Eithane Ollamhdha. 
Simorgoill. 15th King of I. Md Morolach
 Fiacha Labhrainne mac Simorgoill 18th King of I.
Aonghus Olmucadha mac Fiacha.  20th King of Ireland.
Maoin I Oilbhuagach. 22nd High King of Ireland. 
Rothechtaid Rigderg mac Maoin
Dian mac Rotheachta. Prince of Ireland.   
Siorna Saoghalach mac Dian. 34th King of Ireland.
OILIALLA . (Eochaid I), King of Ireland.  
GIALLCHADH, the 37th King of Ireland, 561BC-552BC.
NUADH (Nuadhas Fionnfail), the 39th King of Ireland, 540BC-527BC.
Aedan Glas. (Aodhan Glas).  The Annals of the Four Masters does not list Aedan Glas as a ruler, which has created confusion in some lists.
Simon Breac. (Siomon Breac), the 44th King of Ireland, 483BC-477BC. 
MUIREADHACH (Muirteadach Boigrach), the 46th King of Ireland, 469BC-468BC.
FAICHAGH (Fiachadh Toigrach), the 55th King of Ireland, about 407BC.
Duach II Laghrach (c755BC-c700BC).  59th King of Ireland. said to have married Tamar Tephi.  
Eochaid Buaidhaig mac Duach.  
Ugaine Mor mac Echach.  (c669BC-593BC).  66th High King of Ireland.   Md Caesair Cruthach.  
Cobhthach Coel Breg mac Ugaine. (c634BC-c541BC).   69th King of Ireland. 
Meilge Molbhthach mac Cobthaich. (c567BC-505BC) 71st High King of Ireland. 
Irero Gleo Fathach. (Juran)(Irereo Gleofathach). (c560BC-c474BC).  74th High King of Ireland. 
Condla Caem mac Eirora.  (c529BC-443BC).  76th High King of Ireland. 
Ailill Cas-Fiacalaig.  (c460BC-c418BC).   77th High King of Ireland. 
Eochaid Ailtleathan. (c425BC-395BC).   79th High King of Ireland. 
Aengus Tuirbheach mac Edhdach. (?-c325BC).  81st High King of Ireland.  Md. Magach ingen Fergusa. 
Fiachu Fer Mara mac Aengusa. (Fiacha Aighneach)(The Cursed). 
Ailill Erann mac Fiachach.  
Feadach fearadhach mac Ailella  
Fergusa mac Feradaig.  (c360BC-c325BC) King of Scotland, brought Scots from Ireland. 
Maine Mor mac Fergusa. (c330BC-c271BC) King of Scotland. 
Airndil Dornaidel mac Maine.  King of Scotland. 
Rother mac Airndil.  
Trer mac Rotherer.  (Trean)(Trear)
Roshin mac Trer.  (Roisin) (c260BC-?)
Suin mac Rosin.  
Dedad Deagha mac Suin.  (c100BC-153BC)  
Ivar Mór Ottangus mac Deadha. (c120BC-?)  and Sinusa ingen Modha
Ailllill Anglonnach Aulomm. (Ailill Lactighe)(c160BC-?).  Md Medb (Maeve)
Eoghan Ottaongus macAilell. (c160BC-111BC).  Md Muncha ingen Dil Crecraighe
Etersceol Mor mac Eoghan. (c141BC-110BC).  95th monarch of Ireland.  Md Mes Buachalla ingen Echach.  
Conaire I Mor mac Eterscoil. (c111BC-39BC). 97th monarch of Ireland. Md Eropeia ingen Cormac. 
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Caprie Finn Mor mac Conaire. (c20AD-71AD). 
Coirpre mac Coirpre.  King of Caledonia. (c55AD-103AD).  Md Corbred
Lughaid Allathach mac Cairpri. (Luctacus mac Caibre) (c78AD-c109AD). King of Caledonia. 
Mogh Lamha mac Lugdach. (c110AD-?).  King of Scotland and Eithne.
Conaire Caem mac Modh Lamha. (c125AD-165AD). King of Ireland. Md Saraid ingen Cuinn Ceadcatha.
Eochaid Cairbre Riata mac Conaire. (c148AD-186AD). md Morgan Finn NicFideach Ohailill. 
Fiachra Cathmail mac Echach. (c175AD-252AD). 
Eochaid Antoit mac Fiachrach. (c203AD-272AD) King of Dalriada Ireland.
Achir Cirre macEchach.  (c231AD-294AD). King of Dalriada Ireland.
Finn Fiacc mac Achir.  (249AD-303AD). King of Dalriada Ireland.
Cruitluithe mac Finn. (c265AD-317AD). King of Dalriada Ireland.
Senchormac Fincormach mac Cruithluithe.  (c280AD-338AD). King of Dalriada Ireland.
Fedelmid Ruamach mac Senchormac. (c304AD-?). King of Dalriada Ireland.
Aengus Buiding mac Feideilmid. (c320AD-?). King of Dalriada Ireland.
Fedelmid Aislingich. (c340AD-405AD), King of Dalriada Ireland.
Angus (Oengus)(Aengus Fert mac Feideilmid). (c360-?), King of Dalriada Ireland.
Eochaidh Muinremuir mac Oengus. (c380AD-439AD).  King of Dalriada Ireland.
Erc mac Echach (c400AD-474AD)Md (1) Marca ingen Eochaid; (2) Mist Ingne Muriedaig; (3) Erca ingen Loarn. Had 12 sons, six stayed in Ireland, six moved to Scotland.
Fergus Mor macErca.  (c430AD-c501AD) Came to Scotland, established Dál Riata, Scotland.
Domangart I of Dál Riata. (c450AD-506AD) King of the Scots. Md Fedelmia Foltchain. 
Gabhran of Argyll. (c502AD-c560AD). King of the Scots. Md Ingenach.
Aidan (Edham) of Argyll. (Aidan macGabhran)(The treacherous)(c532AD-c608AD)
Eochaid Buidhe  (Donovd)(c568-c639) King of the Scots
Domnall Brecc, King of Dál Riata (c600-642)
Domangart mac Domnaill (Domangart II)(c628AD-c673AD) and (daughter of Aintech of Northumbria)
Eochu ua Domnaill (Eochaidh Crook-Nose) (c658-698), King of Dál Riata, md Spondana 
Eochaid mac Echach  (Eochaid III) (c680AD-733AD).  King of Dál Riata


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