Feredach "the Just" King of Ireland
- Born: 0005 B.C., Ireland
- Marriage (1): Unknown
- Died: 0036, Teamhair, ireland at age 41
Book of McKee pg 403 states Feredach the Just, son of King Crimthann, king 20 years, abt 106-126
Pg 399 states that Carbry Caitcheann, (unknown ancestry, but called "of the people") seized the throne after he and his adherents invited all the nobility to a hugh carnival and feast, then murdered them. Only unborn children inside their pregnant mothers escaped to renew the Heremonian line. Obviously Feredach must have been "in the womb," in which case he would have ascended the throne at age 5.
Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters states: "These are the three nobles that escaped the massacre: Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach, (descended the race of Conn), Tibraide Tireach (descended Dal-aidhe) and Corb Olum (descended Eimhear Finn). they were all in their mother's wombs when they escaped from the massacre of Magh-Cro in Connaught. Baine, the daughter of the king of Alba was mother of Fearadhach; Cruife, the daughter of the king of Britain, was the mother of Corb Olum (also Deirgtheine) and Aine, the daughter of the king of Saxony, was the mother of Tipraide Tireach. Famine prevailed over Ireland during the five years that Cairbre was king, and he died afterwards...said the famine would not cease until they sent for the three legitimate heirs, and make Fearadhack King. This was done (15th age of christ) He served 22 years and died 36 AD. At Teamhair."
O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees states he was 102nd Monarch. The epithet "feachtnach" was applied to this Monarch because of his truth and sincerity. In his reign lived Moran, the son of Maoin, a celebrated Brehon, or Chief Justice of the Kingdom, who first wore the colar called Iodhain Morain. If the judge who wore it attempted to pass a false judgment, it would immediately contract; but if he reversed such false sentence, the collar would at once enlarge itself. They also used this collar for witnesses to test accuracy of evidence. Feredach died a natural death at the regal city of Tara A.D. 36.