Index of Names in Irish Annals: Sechnassach / Seachnasach

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 16 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Sechnassach / Seachnasach


What we know as a set of Irish Annals are manuscripts that were each compiled during a particular time period, usually using older material as sources. For example, when the Annals of the Four Masters were written from 1632 to 1636, they covered events that occurred centuries and millenia before (including legendary history). So, when an entry in this set of annals refers to a person who lived in the year 738, the spelling used for that person's name is very likely not using the spelling that would have been used in 738.

Standard forms of this name (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 19
Found in Years: 605, 609, 644, 659, 665, 669, 671, 679, 681, 704, 706, 708, 710, 711, 713, 731, 741, 742, 746, 747, 781, 786, 821, 823, 837, 886, 887, 891, 894, 1222, 1223

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Sechnassach, Seachnasach may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

In the table below, I have separated individuals with a blank line. That is, when there are multiple entries in the annals that refer to a single person, those entries are grouped together.

Within the list of entries refering to a single person, I have sorted the entries primarily by orthography when it is obvious that what I am seeing is the same entry showing up in multiple annals. The entries that tend to use older spellings are listed first.

Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates a person from Scotland

NOTE: The Annals referenced below under the code letters A, B, C, E, & F tend to use later spellings than the other Annals. In some cases, the spellings listed in these Annals may not be appropriate for the year referenced in the Annal entry.

In some Gaelic scripts, there is a character that looks approximately like a lowercase f, but without the crossbar. This character (represented by an underscored , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
[] (d. 605-609)
UU609.1Sechnusaigh m. Garbain [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT609.1Sechnasaigh maic Garbaín, ríg Ceneoil Bóghaine [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM605.4Seachnasach, mac Garbháin, toiseach Ceneoil m-Boghaine
[] (d. ?)
UU644.3Bresail m. Sechnasaich
[] (d. ?)
UU659.1Orc Doith mc. Sechnusaigh
TT659.2Ercdoít maic Sechnusaigh
CSCS659Oircdoid meic Sechnusaigh
[] (d. 669-671)
TT665.9Sechnusach mac Blaithmeic
CSCS665Sechnusoch mac Blathmaic
AM665.1Seachnusach, mac Blathmaic
UU671.3Sechnusaigh filii Blaimic regis Temoirie [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT671.2Seachnusaigh maic Blaithmic regis Temoriae [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS671Sechnusaigh meic Blaithmaic regis Temoriae
AM669.1Seachnusach mac Blaithmic
[] (d. 679-681)
UU681.4Sechnasaigh m. Airmedaigh [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT681.3Sechnusaigh, maic Airmedhaigh [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS681Sechnusaigh meic Airmedhaigh
AM679.5Seachnasach, mac Airmedhaigh
[] (d. ?)
UU706.4Cellan m. Sechnusaigh sapiens
AM704.3Ceallán, mac Seachnasaigh, eccnaidh
[] (d. ?)
UU710.7Colman m. Sechnusaigh, abbas Lothri
TT710.4Colman mac Sechnusaigh abbas Lothrai
AM708.2Colmán, mac Seachnusaigh, abb Lothra
[] (d. 711-713)
UU713.9Sechnusach, rex H. Mane
TT713.9Sechnusach rex h-Úa Maine
CSCS713SechnusachH. Maine
AM711.5Seachnusach, toisech Ua Maine
[] (d. ?)
UU731.9Moenaigh m. Sechnusaigh
[] (d. 741-746)
UU746.10Sechnusaigh m. Colggen regis Nepotum Cennselaigh [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT746.9Sechnusaig maic Colgan, ríg h-Ua Cendsilaig [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM741.9Seachnasach, mac Colgáin, tigherna Ua c-Censealaigh
[] (d. ?)
UU741.5Be Fail, ingen Sechnusaigh
[] (d. 742-747)
UU747.4Sechnusach m. Colgen, rex Laigen
TT747.5Sechnusach mac Colgan, rí Laigen Desgabair
AM742.15Seachnusach, mac Colgan, rí Laighen Desgabhair
[] (d. ?)
UU786.8Forbasaigh m. Sechnusaigh regis Gentis Bógaine
AM781.12Forbhasach, mac Seachnusaicch, toisech Ceneoil m-Bóghaine
[] (d. 821-823)
UU823.3RSechnusach Locha Cendin, episcopus & ancorita
AM821.5RSeachnusach Locha Cendin, epscop & ancoiri
[] (d. ?)
UU837.2Mael Duin m. Sechnusaigh ri Fer Cul
[] (d. 886)
AM886.3RSeachnusach, mac Focarta, abb Cluana Móir M' Aedhog
[] (d. 887-891)
UU891.6RSechnusach, episcopus Luscan
AM887.2RSeachnasach, abb Luscca
[] (d. 894)
AM894.2RSeachnasach, abb Tamhlachta Maeile Ruain
[] (d. 1222-1223)
LCLC1223.8Sechnusach mac Gilla na Naomh .H. Shechnusaigh
CM1222.6Sechnasach mac Giolla na Naomh Uí Sechnasaigh

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