Name: Bricriu Nemhthenga 'Venomous-Tongued'/'The Freckled'
King: Conchobar Mac Nessa
Associated Sites: Emain Macha Cruachan Dundrum, Co. Down Loughbrickland Co. Down
Brother: Goll 'the One-Eyed'
Bricriu the Venomous was a trouble-maker he was always trying to incite rivalry and discord among the warriors of Ulster. None liked him very much and they all tried their best to avoid running into him. He threw a famous feast which he was a year in preparing for and invited all the warriors of Ulster to it but he caused a big fight by promising the curadhmhír the 'champions portion' to three separate men namely Conall the Victorious, Laeghaire Battle-Winner and Cúchulainn.
He goes down to Cruachan in Connaught to the rest of the Ulster exiles after all his property is stolen from him and Fergus Mac Roich takes pity on him and gives him a position.
Stories, Myths and Legends associated with Bricriu