Kings & Queens

 

Genann

 

 

Name: Genann

 

Race: Firbolg (Fir Domnann)

 

Profession: King Warrior

 

Father: Dela

 

Grandfather: Loth

 

Brothers: Gann Sengann Rudraige Slainge

 

Wife: Cnucha

 

Son: Rindail

 

Grandson: Eochu

 

Associated Deities: Tailtiu Carman Tlachtga Mog Ruith

 

Associated Sites: Mag Tuired Fremaind

 

Associated Province: Connacht 

 

Genann arrived in Ireland with his brother Rudraige on a Friday in August, they landed at Inber Domnann.  There were over two thousand people in their retinue.  Genann took North Connaught as his portion while Rudraige went north and took Ulster.  They were known as the 'men of the earth' because of the plough marks they made in it.  They were probably arable farmers, sowing and planting crops.  Genann ruled Connaught for four years then he went to Fremaind where he contracted the plague and died like his brother Gann.  

 

Stories, Myths and Legends Associated with Genann

 

The First Battle of Magh Tuiredh

The Battle of Tailltin

The Fair of Tailtiu

Dindshenchas - Teamhair (Tara)

  The Fir Bolg

  The Story of the Tuatha De Danann

The Story of Tlachta

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