Milesians (Descendants of Mil) Explained

Milesians

The following family trees show both the ancestors and descendants of Míl, founder and eponym of the Milesian, the true Gaelic people of Ireland. The Milesians were the fifth and last Celtic people to invade and settle in Ireland.

The family trees were extracted from the fifth volume of Lebor Gabálá Erenn: The Taking of Ireland (translated and edited by R. A. Stewart Macalister).

Pre-Milesians
House of Míl
Milesian Kingship

Related Page:
Genealogy of the Children of Danu.
(includes family trees to Partholonians-Nemedians, Firbolgs and Tuatha Dé Danann.)

 


 

Pre-Milesians

 

Goidel Glas

Before the time of the sons of Mil arriving in Ireland, much of their ancestors of Míl were mixed with biblical accounts. According to the Irish myth, Míl was descendant of Japheth, the son of Noah, the hero of the biblical flood.

Fenius Farsaid was grandson of Magog, son of Japheth, living at the time of Tower of Babel, while Niul, his son, and Goidel Glas, his grandson were contemporary of Abraham and Moses.

Back

 


 

House of Míl

 

Breogan Ith Bile Mil Espaine Eber Donn or Donn (eldest son of Mil) Eremon (high king of Ireland) Eber Finn Amairgin Ir (Milesian leader)

Back

 


 

Milesian Kingship

 

Mil Espaine Eremon Eber Finn Tigernmas (high king of Ireland)

The family tree showed a list of kings, who were descendants from Míl, from two main lines, Eremon and Eber Finn, who were sons of Míl. The enmity between Eremon and Eber Finn continued generations long after their death.

It should be notice that the Faildergolt, the last generation on Eber’s line, was contemporary with Ollam Fodla. For the house of Ollom, see the genealogy of the Early House of Ulster (Ulster Cycle). Ollom was descendant of Ir, another son of Míl.