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Conn Cétchathach legendary high-king of Ireland


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[Ir., red sovereignty].

The red sovereignty or ‘red ale’ envisioned by Conn Cétchathach [of the Hundred Battles]; the name puns on flaith [sovereignty] and laith [ale, liquor]. In Conn's dream, Sovereignty gives dergfhlaith to him in lieu of sleeping with him; he and his descendants continue to drink of it.

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