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Conchobar mac Nessa

Conchobar mac Nessa

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Conchobar mac Nessa

Turning over tombs and tuaths for an Irish hero? Look no further than King Conchobar mac Nessa of Ulster (P.S. that's in northern Ireland). He's brainy, brawny, and has a pretty sweet family—and kingdom. Occasionally, he'll moon over his lost love, the beautiful Deirdre, but that doesn't stop him from checking out the newest ladies on the block.

Basic Information

NameConchobar mac Nessa
NicknameCon, Conchy, Conor, Conch Shell
SexMale
Current cityEmain Macha

Work & Education

OccupationKing of Ulster
EducationI learned about ruling from my stepdad, Fergus

Beliefs

Political viewsI'm pro-monarchy, since, you know, I'm the king of Ulster

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsPrincess Nessa, daughter of King Eochaid of Ulster, is my mom; my dad is either the druid Cathbad or Fachtna Fathach, king of Ulster; my stepdad is Fergus mac Roich, king of Ulster
SiblingsI have two sisters, Deichtine (mother of Cúchulainn) and Finnchaem (mother of Conall Cearnach)
ChildrenSons: Glaisne (by Mumain); Cormac (by Clothra); Furboide (by Eithne); Amalgad (by Queen Maeve); Cuscraid "the Dumb"; Folloman; Macha Daughter: Fedelm. (Yep, just the one.)
FriendsFergus mac Roich, Cúchulainn
EnemiesQueen Maeve, Ailill, Deirdre, Naoise, Cet

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to several different wives (see: moms of my kids), but Deirdre's the love of my life
Interested inLadies, heeey!

Favorites

Quotations"Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed."
– Albert Einstein

"I wanted to be a cattle rancher when I was young, because it was what I knew and I loved it."
– Sandra Day O'Connor

"Kings are like stars—they rise and set, they have
The worship of the world, but no repose."
– Percy Shelley, Hellas

"What's the use of being Irish if the world doesn't break your heart?"
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
BooksThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
I don't think we have elephants in Ireland, but I'm totally into this book.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
I'd totally marry Katniss.
An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
I made Deirdre and her bros-in-law enemies of Ulstermen when they ran away!
The Shining by Stephen King
MusicDeirdre's Lament by Trio Nocturna
She shouldn't have been that sad.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
I'd marry Billie Jean in a heartbeat. Just sayin'.
With or Without You by U2
This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
I love American country music.
How I Got Over by Mahalia Jackson
Kids by MGMT.
Yeah, I have a lot of these little ankle biters.
I Love Rock 'n' Roll by Joan Jett and the Blacheats
I really do.
MoviesThe Secret of Roan Inish
I know that island!
Barnyard
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Naoise kind of looked like a male Snow White.
Elizabeth
She reminds me a bit of Maeve.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ondine
Dr. No
TV ShowsGirls
I love the ladies.
The Graham Norton Show
Fair City
Good Irish drama!
The Red Hand of Ulster

Activities & Interests

LikesMiss Ireland competitions
Ulster footballers
James Bond movies
Family reunions
Celeb gossip websites
ActivitiesFinding new ladies to flirt with
Usurping the throne from my stepdad
Hosting feasts
Giving my mom back rubs
Practicing magic tricks
InterestsDruidry
Mantology (studying divination)
Military studies
Genealogy
Irish studies
GroupsOlder Men & Younger Women
Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club
Ulster Museum, Belfast Kings of Ulster
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