Name: Cormac VI MacCarthy Mor
Suffix: King of Desmond 1
Burial: Monastery of the Friars, Cork, Ireland
Occupation: King of Desmond 1326-59.
Change Date: 17 MAR 2008
Cormac was the son of Donal IV and brother of Dermod III. On the death of Dermod III in 1326, Cormac VI was proclaimed king by the nobles of Desmond. He succeeded to the throne by tanistry and not primogeniture for his brother (Dermod III) was survived by at least one son, Fingin, ancestor of the the MacFinnian MacCarthys of Ardtully.
Cormac provided for his younger sons during his own lifetime, by bestowing upon them the great lordships of Muskerry, Coshmang, and Ardconaghty. It is probable that in granting them these appanages he hoped to discourage them from contesting the accession of his eldest son Donal Oge. Cormac died in 1359 and was buried "in the monastery of the Friars at Cork."
Cormac MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond: his son; b. 1271; d. 1359. This Prince m. Honoria, the dau. of Maurice Fitz-Maurice, 6th lord of Kerry, by his wife Elizabeth Condon, and had issue: - 1. Donal; 2. Dermod Mór, created "Lord of Muscry," in 1353, and who was the ancestor of MacCarthy, lords of Muscry (or Muskerry) and Earls of Clancarty; 3. Feach (or Fiacha), ancestor of MacCarthy of Maing; 4. Donoch, ancestor of MacCarthy of Ardcanaghty; 5. Finghin (or Florence); 6. Eoghan; 7. Donal Buidhe (pr. bhwee); 8. Teige of Leamhain; and a daughter Catherine, m. to O'Sullivan Mór.
Presumably the one who was given the Blarney Stone (believed to be half of the Stone of Scone from Scotland) by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in return for his support in the Battle of Bannockburn?
Father: Donal Og IV MacCarthy Mor
- Dermod Mor MacCarty b: 1310
- Dónal Óg II MacCarthy b: 1303
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Last King, Donal IX MacCarthy Mór, King of Desmond and the Two Munsters, 1558-1596
Author: The MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond
- Text: MacCarthy, McCarthy, Carthy, Cartie, etc.