Kings & Queens

Eochaid Mac Eirc

 

Name:  Eochaid / Eochu Mac Eirc / Eochy 

 

Father:  Eirc

 

Mother: Dui Dall

 

Province:  Míde

 

Race:  The Fir Bolg

 

Profession:  King Warrior

 

Associated Sites:  Tara Moytura The Strand of Eothail

 

Wife: Tailtiu (foster-mother of Lugh)

 

Son:  Slainge the Fair

 

Poet:  Fathach

Eochaid Mac Eirc was king of the Fir Bolg at the time of the Tuatha Dé Danann invasion of Ireland.  He takes advice from Fintan The Wise who has been living in Ireland since before the Flood having been in the form of a salmon, an eagle, a hawk and finally a human again.  He is married to Tailtiu who brings him much prosperity with her dowry.

After the First Battle of Moytura in Mayo, Eochaid is slain at the Strand of Eothail along with his son Slainge by Cessarb, Luam and Luachra and after that his tribe retreat to the west to the Aran Islands of Inis Maan, Inis Oirr, and Inis Mór and build great forts there, the remains of which can still be seen today.

Stories, Myths and Legends associated with Eochaid Mac Eirc

The First Battle of Moytura

The Fair of Tailtiu

The Fir Bolg

The Story of the Tuatha De Danann

 

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