Conor Mac Nessa (c.10 - ):
King of Ulster
Conor Mac Nessa was the son of Nessa, who married Fergus Mac Roigh, King of Ulster, on condition that Conor should reign for one year. He proved himself to be a wise and just king and was requested to continue to occupy the throne of Ulster. In a myth we are told that a magic ball of lime and human brains wounded him and became embedded in his forehead and that his physicians declared that if the ball were removed, his death would ensue. This happened when he was made aware by magical means, of the crucifixion, and he is thus reputed to have died in A.D.33. He established the Red Branch Knights and extended the boundaries of Ulster. His name is prominent as a hero in this period of Irish history.