Enna Aignech

Énna Aignech ("spirited, swift", an epithet usually applied to horses),[1] son of Óengus Tuirmech Temrach, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. He took power after killing his predecessor, Nia Segamain, and ruled for twenty or twenty-eight years, after which he was killed by Crimthann Coscrach in the Battle of Ard Crimthainn. The Lebor Gabála Érenn synchronises his reign with that of Ptolemy VIII Physcon in Egypt (145-116 BC).[2] The chronology of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 219-191 BC,[3] that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 313-293 BC.[4]

Preceded by
Nia Segamain
High King of Ireland
LGE 2nd century BC
FFE 219-191 BC
AFM 313-293 BC
Succeeded by
Crimthann Coscrach


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