Name: Cairpre/ Cairbri/ Cairbre / Lifechair
Profession: Warrior & High King
Father: Cormac Mac Art
Mother: Der-Droighen : Eithne Tháebfota (in some accounts)
Grandfather: Art Mac Conn
Sons: Eochu Doimlén : Fiachu Sraibthine
Related Site: Tara/Temhair
Enemies: Fionn Mac Cumhaill
Battles: The Battle of Gabhra
Cairpre the son of Cormac Mac Art thought that the power of the Fianna had grown too much and threatened his rule.
He set out to break up the power of the Fianna and kill its leader Fionn Mac Cumhaill.
He achieved his aims at the battle of Gabhra and after that the Fianna never had the same power. At the same time Ireland became more vulnerable to outside attack and invasion once more.
Stories and Legends associated with Cairpre Mac Cormaic:
Siege of Knocklong (summary)