Warriors, Heroes & Villains 

Naoise

 

Name:  Naoise Mac Uisnech / Noisiu Mac Uisliu

 

Profession:  Warrior, Champion

 

Father:  Uisnech / Uisliu

 

Brothers:   ArdánAinnle 

 

Wife:  Deirdre of the Sorrows daughter of Feidlimid

 

Army:  The Red Branch

 

King:  Conchobar Mac Nessa

Naoise is  a warrior in the army of King Conchobar Mac Nessa who elopes with the fiancée of the King, who is Deirdre daughter of the bard Feidlimid.  They run away to Scotland along with his two brothers.  They are enticed back to Ireland but the brothers are then murdered by King Eogan Mac Durthacht on behalf of Conchobar.  This causes a split in the Red Branch and a good few warriors including King Conchobar's son Cormac and Fergus Mac Roich along with three thousand men go to join Queen Medb of Connaught. 

Stories, Myths and Legends associated with Naoise

Deirdre and the Sons of Uisnech

The Courting of Emer

 

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