Nuala na Meadóige Ní Fionnachta
Who is Nuala na Meadóige Ní Fionnachta?
Nuala na Meadóige Ní Fionnachta, Gaelic Lady, fl. 1390's.
Ní Fionnachta was a member of the Síl Muiredaig, the royal dynasty of Connacht. She was born and raised at Dunamon Castle, which had been constructed by her family before 1154 and was the family seat.
Nuala's son was David Burke. Local tradition holds that when attacked by O Connor of Ballintober, David considered retreating until Nuala, seeing his fear, raised up her petticoats and told him Teidh suas a bhfolach uathfa san ait as a dtainig tu. Nuala's derision caused David to stay and fight, and was killed. The Burkes descended from David took the name Mac David Burke.
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on July 23, 2013