Warriors, Heroes & Villains

Cumhal

 

Name: Cumhal Cumhall

 

Race: Celtic

 

Clan: Baiscne

 

Father: Trenmor

 

Mother: Feidlimid Rechtaid

 

Brother: Crimnal 

 

Wife: Muirne

 

Sons: Fionn :: Tulcha

 

Grandsons: Oisín (son of Sabha of the sidhe) Fiachna (son of Maighneis)  Faolan  Cairell

 

Grand-daughters: Cainche  Lugach

 

King: Cormac Mac Art

 

Army: The Fianna

 

Enemies: The Clan Morna Tadg Mac Nuada Conn Céad Cathach  

 

Associated Sites:  Allmu (The Hill of Allen)

 

Cumhal is most famous as being the father of Fionn Mac Cumhail.  He falls in love with Muirne the daughter of Tadg but is refused permission to woo her, he refuses to accept this and decides to abduct Muirne from her father's stronghold.  This causes a battle between the Clan Morna protectors of the house of Tadg and the Clan Baiscne, Cumhal's family.  Cumhal is killed by Goll Mac Morna and his brothers.  Muirne now pregnant goes into hiding under the protection of Bodhmall and Liath Luachra until her son is born.

 

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Stories, Myths and Legends Associated with Cumhal

The Cause of the Battle of Cnucha

Finn's Madness

The Flight From Teamhair

The Green Champions

The Hard Servant

The Hospitality of Cuanna's House

The Hunt of Slieve Cuilinn

King of Ulster's Son

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