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Re: "Titular King of Ireland"
User logged in as John W
At the time of the Flight of the Swans the O'Neills were lords of parts of what is now Northern Ireland. And, prior to the English intrusion, there had never been a Kingdom of Ireland, nor a King thereof. Moreover, the old title of High King was not restricted to a single family.
Presumably the Portuguese who recognise the O'Neills of Clanaboy as "Titular King of Ireland" are entirely unaware of the claims to (pre-colonial) kingship exercised by families such as the O'Connors.