Dermot McMurrough


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Dermot McMurrough

or

Diarmiud mac Murchada

(both: dûr`mət məkmŭr`ə), 1110–71, Irish king of Leinster. He became involved in a complicated feud, partly because he abducted a neighbor's wife, and in 1166 was defeated and banished by the High King Rory O'ConnorO'Connor, Rory or Roderick,
1116?–1198, last high king of Ireland. He became king of Connacht in 1156 and seized the high kingship in 1166.
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. Dermot appealed for help to Henry II of England, who refused him direct support but allowed him to enlist a force led by Richard de Clare, 2d earl of PembrokePembroke, Richard de Clare, 2d earl of,
d. 1176, English nobleman, also known as Richard Strongbow. He went as an adventurer (1170) to Ireland at the request of the hard-pressed Dermot McMurrough, king of Leinster.
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, and other Norman barons in Wales. After Pembroke had invaded (1170) and won much of E Ireland, including Dublin, he married Dermot's daughter, Eva. He was a patron of the compilation of the valuable Irish manuscript, the Book of Leinster.

McMurrough, Dermot:

see Dermot McMurroughDermot McMurrough
or Diarmiud mac Murchada
, 1110–71, Irish king of Leinster. He became involved in a complicated feud, partly because he abducted a neighbor's wife, and in 1166 was defeated and banished by the High King Rory O'Connor.
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It was that of the bitter former king of Leinster, Dermot McMurrough, who had been expelled from Ireland by O'Connor and wanted his kingdom and O'Connor's so much that he turned to King Henry II of England for help.