Sentence Examples

  • Their descendants were known as the northern Hy Neill.'
  • Diarmait, son of Fergus Cerbaill (544-565), of the southern Hy Neill, undoubtedly professed Christianity though he still clung to many pagan practices, such as polygamy and the use of druidical incantations in battle.
  • St Columba's kinsmen, the northern Hy Neill, took up the quarrel, and attacked and defeated the king at Culdreimne in 561.
  • Others have surmised that it was abandoned as a regular place of residence long before this, soon after the northern and southern branches of the Hy Neill had consolidated their power at Ailech and in Westmeath.
  • Aed, son of Ainmire (572-598) of the northern Hy Neill, figures prominently in the story of St Columba.

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