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From: Stewart Baldwin< >
Subject: Re: Mother of Aoife
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 15:09:53 GMT
On 3 Apr 2000 22:37:01 -0700, wrote:
>Hey what's up with Morgan Llywellyn, author of the book "Strongbow, the
>story of Richard and Aoife"?
>She says that Aoife is the daughter of Dermot MacMurrough (aka Diarmait
>MacMurchada) and a second wife, name of Sive.
>Now, I've always thought Aoife's mom was Mor ingen Muirchertaig Ua
>Tauthail (O'Toole). True or Not True?
Morgan Llywelyn is an author of historical FICTION, and genealogical
innacuracies in her works have been discussed in this forum before.
In general, historical fiction is a very poor source for genealogy.
The correct mother is Mor Ua Tuathail (O'Toole), as is verified by the
Ban Shenchus, a genealogical work apparently composed in the late