Aidan Mac Gabhran King of Scots [5267]
(Abt 0516-Abt 0608)
Domelch of the Picts [19281]
(Abt 0515-)
Eochaidh Buidhe of Argyll MacAidan King of Scots [5266]
(Abt 0565-Abt 0629)
Domnall the Speckled of Argyll Brecc King of Scots [5265]
(Abt 0595-Abt 0643)


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Domnall the Speckled of Argyll Brecc King of Scots [5265] 24

  • Born: Abt 595
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Abt 643, Strathcarron about age 48

bullet   Cause of his death was Killed in the Battle of Straith-cairmaic.


bullet  General Notes:

Donald died in the Battle of Straith-cairmaic. "Breck" means "speckled". He was a noted promoter of Christianity.{Cf. "The Age of Arthur," John Morris (Scribner's, 1973, pp.183-4).} Donald I reigned 592-642.

Died c. 642
Domnall Brecc, Domnall mac Echdach (Cenél nGabráin; son of Eochaid Buide)
Defeated and killed in battle at Strathcarron by Eugein map Beli , king of Alt Clut
Domnall Brecc
(Donald the Freckled) (d. 642 in Strathcarron ) was king of Dál Riata , in modern Scotland , from about 629 until 642. He was the son of Eochaid Buide .
He first appears in 622, when the Annals of Tigernach report his presence at the battle of Cend Delgthen (probably in the east midlands of Ireland) as an ally of Conall Guthbinn of Clann Cholmáin . This is the only battle known where Domnall Brecc fought on the winning side.
Domnall suffered four defeats after he broke Dál Riata's alliance with the Cenél Conaill clan of the Uí Néill . In Ireland , Domnall and his ally Congal Cáech of the Dál nAraidi were defeated by Domnall mac Áedo of the Cenél Conaill , the High King of Ireland , at the Battle of Mag Rath (Moira, County Down ) in 637. He also lost to the Picts in 635 and 638 and lastly to Eugein I of Alt Clut at Strathcarron in 642, where he was killed.
A stanza interpolated into the early poem Y Gododdin refers to these events:
I saw an array that came from Pentir ,
And bore themselves splendidly around the conflagration.
I saw a second one, rapidly descending from their township,
Who had risen at the word of the grandson of Nwython.[1]
I saw great sturdy men who came with the dawn,
And the head of Dyfnwal Frych, ravens gnawed it.
Domnall's son Domangart mac Domnaill was later to be king of Dál Riata and from him the later kings of the Cenél nGabráin were descended. A second son, Cathasach, died c. 650, and a grandson of Domnall, also called Cathasach, died c. 688.
1. ^ Eugein was the grandson of Nwython (Neithon ).

Anderson, Alan Orr , Early Sources of Scottish History A.D 500\endash 1286, volume 1. Reprinted with corrections. Paul Watkins, Stamford, 1990. ISBN 1-871615-03-8


Domnall married.

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