Tír Eógain

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[Ir., land of Eógan].

Kingdom named after Eógan (1), son of Niall Noígiallach [of the Nine Hostages], part of the northern Uí Néill federation, coextensive with modern Co. Tyrone and portions of Derry and Donegal, although the influence of Tír Eógain power was felt over many miles. In later centuries Tír Eógain was also the realm of the O'Neill family, a subdivision of Cenél Eógain named for Niall Glúndub (d. 919).

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