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From: "Leo van de Pas" <>
Subject: Fw: Diarmaid Mac Murrough
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:37:19 +1100


Many thanks to those who helped me with sources and other other information,
especially Gordon Hale Jr.
Leo

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From: "Leo van de Pas" <>
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Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 9:52 PM
Subject: Diarmaid Mac Murrough


> I understand he was born in 1100 and died 1 January 1171 at Ferns, county
Wexford.
>
> Then I found a description how in 1132 he burned down the Abbey of
Kildare, raped the Abbess and become king of Leinster.
>
> Then about 1167 "having been deposed" he asks Henry II of England for
support, Richard de Clare 'Strongbow' comes and marries Diarmaid's daughter.
>
> Is there anything more known about him? I understand he was deposed
because he had helped himself to the wife of another Irish king (which
one?).
>
> Can anyone add to the life of Diarmaid?
>
> Many thanks.
> Leo van de Pas
> Canberra, Australia
>
>
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