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List of monarchs of Desmond

The following is a list of monarchs of the Kingdom of Desmond.[1] Most were of the MacCarthy Mór ("great MacCarthy"), the senior branch of the MacCarthy dynasty.

12th century

MacCarthy

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Tadhg MacCarthy son of Muireadach MacCarthaigh 1118 1123 son of Muiredach mac Carthach, representing the Eóganacht Chaisil

MacCarthy claimants

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Cormac Mac Carthaigh son of Muireadach MacCarthaigh 1123 1127 brother of Tadhg MacCarthy
Donogh MacCarthy son of Muireadach MacCarthaigh 1127 1127 brother of Cormac MacCarthy
Cormac MacCarthy
(restored)
son of Muireadach MacCarthaigh 1127 1138 brother of Donogh MacCarthy
Donogh MacCarthy
(restored)
son of Muireadach MacCarthaigh 1138 1143 brother of Cormac MacCarthy
Dermod Mór na Cill Baghain MacCarthy son of Cormac MacCarthy 1143 1185 nephew of Donogh MacCarthy

O'Brien claimants

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Tadg Gláe macDiarmata O'Brien son of Diarmait macToirrdelbaig O'Brien 1122 1154 son of Diarmait macToirrdelbaig O'Brien, claimant to the Kingdom of Munster
Muirchertach macToirrdelbaig O'Brien son of Toirrdelbach macDiarmata O'Brien 1167 1168 cousin of Tadg Gláe macDiarmata O'Brien

MacCarthy

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Donal Mór na Corra MacCarthy son of Dermod Mór MacCarthy 1185 1206 son of Dermod Mór MacCarthy

13th century

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Fingen MacCarthy son of Dermod Mór MacCarthy 1206 1207 brother of Donal Mór MacCarthy
Diarmait Duna Droignein McCarthy son of Donal Mór na Corra McCarthy 1207 1229 nephew of Fingen McCarthy
Cormac Fionn MacCarthy son of Donal Mór na Corra MacCarthy 1229 1247 brother of Diarmait Duna Droignein McCarthy
Domnall Got Cairprech MacCarthy son of Donal Mór na Corra MacCarthy 1247 1251 brother of Cormac Fionn MacCarthy
Finghin MacCarthy son of Domnall Got Cairprech McCarthy 1251 1261 son of Domnall Got Cairprech MacCarthy
Cormac MacCarthy son of Domnall Got Cairprech McCarthy 1261 1262 brother of Fingen MacCarthy
Domnall Ruad MacCarthy son of Cormac Fionn MacCarthy 1262 1302 cousin of Cormac MacCarthy

14th century

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Donal Oge MacCarthy son of Domnall Ruad MacCarthy 1302 1306 son of Domnall Ruad MacCarthy
Donogh Carrthain MacCarthy son of Cormac Fionn MacCarthy 1306 1310 uncle of Donogh Carrthain MacCarthy
Diarmait Oge MacCarthy son of Donogh Carrthain MacCarthy 1310 1326 son of Donogh Carrthain MacCarthy
Cormac MacCarthy son of Donogh Carrthain MacCarthy 1326 1359 brother of Diarmait Oge MacCarthy
Donal Oge MacCarthy son of Cormac MacCarthy 1359 1390 son of Cormac MacCarthy
Tadhg na Mainistreach Mac Carthaigh Mór son of Donal Oge MacCarthy 1390 1428 son of Donal Oge MacCarthy

15th century

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Domhnall an Dana MacCarthy son of Tadg na Mainstreach MacCarthy Mór 1428 1469 son of Tadg na Mainstreach MacCarthy Mór
Tadgh Liath MacCarthy son of Domhnall an Dana MacCarthy Mór 1469 1503 son of Domhnall an Dana MacCarthy

16th century

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Domnall MacCarthy son of Tadgh Liath MacCarthy 1503 1508 son of Tadgh Liath MacCarthy

Claim I

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Cormac Ladhrach MacCarthy son of Tadgh Liath MacCarthy 1508 1516 brother of Domnall MacCarthy

Claim II

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Tadgh na Leamhna MacCarthy son of Domnall MacCarthy 1508 1514 son of Domnall MacCarthy, nephew of Cormac Ladhrach MacCarthy who he disputed the throne with

Final

Name Parents From Until Relationship with predecessor
Domhnall an Druiminin MacCarthy son of Cormac Ladhrach MacCarthy 1516 1558 son of Cormac Ladhrach MacCarthy
Domhnall MacCarthy son of Domhnall an Druiminin MacCarthy 1558 1596 son of Domhnall an Druiminin MacCarthy

Later MacCarthy Mór chiefs

The title Chief of the Name MacCarthy Mór, heir of the historical chief, was claimed by Terence Francis MacCarthy and recognised in 1992 by the Chief Herald of Ireland. In 1999 recognition was withdrawn after it emerged that evidence for the claim had been fabricated. In 2008

In June 2009, Liam Trant MacCarthy (born 27 December 1957) of Southern Rhodesia received recognition from Garter Principal King of Arms at the College of Arms in London as the senior descendent and claimant to the title MacCarthy Mór.[2] He is the son of Cormac Trant McCarthy (1931-1999), the son of William, otherwise Liam, Trant McCarthy, Solicitor (1894-1967), the son of William Patrick Trant McCarthy (1853-1901), the son of Daniel McCarthy of Srugrena and his wife Ellen, the daughter of Patrick Trant of Waterford. The top two generations of this pedigree appear on a pedigree in the former Ulster Office of Arms.[3] The family pedigree was also published in Burke's Irish Landed Gentry under the heading MacCarthy of Srugrena Abbey Co. Kerry.[4]

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