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They were called by different names - Feis, Aenach, Aireachtas, Dal, &c. The Feis of Tara, in Meath, was from its origin seven centuries before Christ down to A.D.
The Ard-Rig was selected by the sub-kings and other leading men who legally constituted the Feis of Tara, the sub-kings by those under them in their respective spheres.
Feis Originally a parliamentary assembly in Ireland which later developed into a cultural and musical festival.