Ollamh Síl Muireadaigh was a hereditary post, held almost exclusively by members of the Ó Maolconaire family, from at least the 13th to the 17th century.
An ollamh was the highest rank in the learned orders of law, poetry, or history. These educated professionals, today grouped together in the popular consciousness as "bards", maintained an oral tradition that pre-dated Christianization of Ireland.
Ollamh Síl Muireadaigh
- Dúinnín Ó Maolconaire, died 1231
- Máeleoin Bódur Ó Maolconaire, died 1266
- Dubsúilech Ó Maolconaire
- Tanaide Mor mac Dúinnín Ó Maolconaire, 1270-1310
- Tanaide Ó Maolconaire, 13??-1385
- Donnchad Baccach Ó Maolconaire, 1385-1404
- Flann Óc mac Séoan Ó Domhnalláin, 1404-1404
- Dauid mac Tanaide Ó Maolconaire, 1404-1419
- Mailin mac Tanaide Ó Maolconaire, 1419-1441
- Torna Ó Maolconaire, 1441? - 1468
- Urard Ó Maolconaire, 1468-1482
- Sigraid Ó Maolconaire, 1482-1487
- Mailin mac Torna Ó Maolconaire, 1487? - 1519
- Torna mac Torna Ó Maolconaire, 1519-1532
- Conchobar mac Domnall Ruad Ó Maolconaire 1532 - 15??
- Muirges mac Paidin Ó Maolconaire?, d.1543
- The Encyclopaedia of Ireland 2003; ISBN 0 7171 300 2.
- Mac Dermot of Moylurg: The Story of a Connacht Family Dermot Mac Dermot, 1996.
- A New History of Ireland VIII: A Chronology of Irish History to 1976 - A Companion to Irish History Part I edited by T.W. Moody, F.X. Martin and F.J. Byrne, 1982. ISBN 0 19 821744 7
- The Celebrated Antiquary Nollaig O Muralie, Maynooth, 1996.
- Irish Leaders and Learning Through the Ages Fr. Paul Walsh, 2004. (ed. Nollaig O Muralie).
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