Toirdelbach Ua Briain
- Born: 1008, Munster, Ireland 1099
- Marriage: Derbforgaill ingen Taidhg
- Died: 14 Jul 1086, Cenn Coradh, Munster, Ireland at age 78 1099
Other names for Toirdelbach were Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, Turlogh Ua Briain and Turlogh O'Brien.
Noted events in his life were:
• Web Reference: Irish Pedigrees O'Brien , Kings of Thomond.
Turlogh, son of Dermond, became king of North Munster in 1142. He married, as his second wife and mother of his sons, Narait or Ragnait, daughter of O'Fogarity, lord of Ely-Deisceart, or Eliogarty in tipperary. Turlogh reigned for twenty-five years before he died and was interred at Killaloe, 7 Nov 1167, leaving his son Murtogh as the king of Munster. Murtogh was slain in 1168, and was succeeded by his brother Donal.
• Web Reference: Toirdelbach Ua Briain from Wikipedia.
Toirdelbach was probably married three times. Dubchoblaig of the Uí Cheinnselaig, who died in 1088, was the mother of Diarmait, perhaps named for her kinsman and Toirdelbach's protector Diarmait mac Maíl na mBó. Derbforgaill of Osraige was the mother of Tadc and Muirchertach. No children of Gormlaith of Ua Fógarta are named and the mother of Toirdelbach's daughter Mór is not recorded.[ Bracken, "Toirdelbach"; Duffy, "Ruaidrí"; Annals of Tigernach, Annals of Ulster]
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Tordelbach.
Tordelbach was the son of Domnall of Munster. The Annals of Ulster record the death in 1086 of "Tairdelbach ua Briain king of Ireland…in Cenn Coradh…14 Jul in the 77th year of his age" [Annals of Ulster, 1086.4, p. 521]. Tordelbach's first wife was Derborgaill, daughter of Taidhg maic Gilla Padraic. The Annals of Tigernach (Continuation) record that "Derborgaill daughter of Tadg, son of Gilla Pátraic, mother of Muirchertach Húa Bríáin king of Ireland…rested in Glendalough" in 1098[Annals of Tigernach II, Continuation, p. 323].
Toirdelbach married Derbforgaill ingen Taidhg, daughter of Taidhg mac Gilla Padraic and Unknown. (Derbforgaill ingen Taidhg was born in Osraige, Ireland and died in Munster, Ireland.)