- Born: Abt 225-311, , , Ireland
- Died: Abt 378-405, , Meath, Ireland
Ancestral File Number: 8HRT-K2. User ID: 2538022981599232.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p57: "136A Niall Mor, (S of 132, F of 140)."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VII, p318, Niall of the Nine Hostages: "Died 405, Irish King, Founder of O'Neill family, a major power in Ulster in the 5th to 7th centuries."
Macropaedia, Vol III, p284, Britain and Ireland History of: "...of the Five Fifths, Ulster seems at first to have been dominant; but by the time of Niall of the Nine Hostages (died early 5th century), hegemony had passed to his midland kingdom of Meath, which was then temporarily associated with Connaught. In the 6th century, descendants of Niall, ruling at Tara in northern Leinster, were claiming to be overkings of three provinces, Ulster, Connaught, and Meath."
The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk I, The Byzantine Zenith, Ch IV, Europe Takes Form, Sec II, Ireland, p82: "King Niall (Abt 358) invaded Wales and carried off immense booty, raided Gaul, and waskilled (by an Irishman) on the river Loire; from him descended most of the later Irish kings (O'Neills). In the fifth year of the reign of his Laeghaire (Leary), St. Patrick came to Ireland..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8HRT-K2 Niall of The Nine Hostages Born Abt ?225 Died Abt 378, Ver 4.13 Born Abt 311.