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[cf. L Carina].

Secondary wife, captured slave, of Eochaid Mugmedón and mother of Niall Noígiallach [of the Nine Hostages] and thus an ancestress of the Uí Néill dynasty. Also called Cairenn Chasdub [of the dark curly hair]. She was a daughter of Sachall Balb [balb, stammerer, foreigner] of the Britons. Because she was hated by Eochaid's queen, Mongfhind, she had to draw water for the household in her pregnancy until she delivered Niall. See Echtra Mac nEchach Muigmedóin [The Adventure of the Sons of Eochaid Mugmedón].

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