Eochaid

Gaelic: Eochaid mac Run,
also written Eouchu or Eochaidh

Giric

Gaelic: Girc mac Dungail
Basic Data

*unknown
†unknown
Father
Run Macarthagail,
King of Strathclyde
Mother
Daughter of Kenneth MacAlpin
Children
none
Coronation
Ø
Regency
878 to 889

*unknown
†889
Father
unknown
Mother
unknown
Children
none
Coronation
Ø
Regency
878 to 889

Eochaid was descended from the female Side of the royal Family and therefore had -under the Law of Alba- no legitimate claim to the Throne, yet he had conspired with Giric against Aed to set the Crown together.

Their relationship to each other was marked by Hatred and Rivalry.
So it is not surprising that Eochaid tried to eliminate Griric with Donald -Son of Kenneth I. He also succeeded in a ‘Battle in Dundrun’ in 889, but was then displaced by Donald and exiled.