Cormac mac Ailello

Cormac mac Ailello (died 712)[1] was a king of Munster from the Eóganacht Chaisil branch of the Eoganachta and the Cenél Fíngin sept of this branch. He was the grandson of Máenach mac Fíngin (died 661) a previous king.[2] He succeeded Eterscél mac Máele Umai (died 721) in 702 who had abdicated.

The annals report that Cormac fought wars in north Munster. In 710 Cormac harried the area of Cliú (in N.E.Co.Limerick). In 712 he fought the Battle of Carn Feradaig (Cahernarry,Limerick Co.) in Cliú against the Dál gCais or Déis Tuaiscirt of Thomond. He was defeated and slain. He was succeeded by Cathal mac Finguine (died 742).


  1. all dates per The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy
  2. Francis J.Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings, Table 12

See also


  • Annals of Tigernach
  • Annals of Innisfallen
  • Francis J.Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings
  • The Chronology of the Irish Annals, Daniel P. McCarthy

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Cormac mac Ailello
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Eterscél mac Máele Umai
King of Cashel
c. 702 – 712
Succeeded by
Cathal mac Finguine

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