The position of High King of Ireland was not a hereditary role - Ruaidhrí Ua Conchobhair didn't succeed from his father, and only became High King 10 years after his fathers death, as a result of conquest. His descendants have no more legitimate claim to the title than anyone else.
The short answer is yes, but there is a more involved answer.
In English, "The King of X" is a rank or title, "the Xish King" is just a description. It often matters which form you use (not always, but you can't simply ignore the difference).
In other phrases, such as rialtas na hÉireann or Bunreacht na hÉireann, the translations "the government of Ireland" and "the Irish government" or "the Constitution of Ireland" and "the Irish Constitution" are equally acceptable.
This is a matter of style in English. In the case of "the Irish king", Irish is being used as an adjective - a king who happens to be Irish. "The King of Ireland", on the other hand, is the person who holds the title of King in Ireland. As a matter of style, the latter is usually preferred in English. (There are also subtle political overtones that might not be apparent to someone who isn't from Ireland or the UK).
"The European Parliament" is the preferred style in English of "the Parliament of Europe" or "Europe's Parliament", even though all three phrases are grammatically valid translations of Parlaimint na hEorpa. A person who is elected to that body is called an MEP in English, not an MPE. (The Irish for MEP is FPE - Feisire de Pharlaimint na hEorpa).