Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Bodhar

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 28 March 2007

Descriptive Bynames: Bodhar


"[the] Deaf"


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: 6
Found in Years: 1232, 1266, 1346, 1349, 1354, 1356, 1359, 1434, 1453, 1589

Research Notes:

The meaning "the Deaf" is in regards to a man's name in 1232 (FM vol. 3, text on p. 264, translation on p. 265).

The meaning "the deaf" is in regards to a man's name in 1349 (FM vol. 3, p. 595, footnote "g").


Further information about the byname Bodhar, 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.

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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
[Maol Eóin Bodhar Ua Maoil Conaire] (d. 1266)
Co1232.10Maeleoin Bodur h. Maelchonare
CM1232.11Mael Eóin Bodhar Ua Maol Conaire
Co1266.21Maeleoin Bodur h. Maelconaire ollam Sil Muredaig
CM1266.16Maoil Eoin Bodhar Ua Maoil Conaire ollamh Síl Muireadhaigh
[Cormac Bodhar Mac Diarmata]
U2U1346.7Cormac Bodhor Mac Diarmata
Co1349.10Cormac Bodur Mac Diarmata
LC2LC1349.8Cormac Bodhar Mac Diarmada
CM1349.6Corbmac Bodhar Mac Diarmata
Co1354.9Aed mac Cormaic Buidir
[Cathal Bodhar mac Cathail Uí Ruairc] (d. 1356-1359)
U2U1356.7Cathal Bodhur mac Cathail Ui Ruairc
Co1359.4Cathal Bodur h. Ruairc
LC2LC1359.3Cathal Bodhar .H. Ruairc
CM1359.2Cathal Bodhar mac Cathail Uí Ruairc
CM1359.2Chathal Bodhar Ua Ruairc
[Cathal Bodhar Ó Ruairc] (d. 1434)
U3U1434.4Cathal Bodhar h-Ua Ruairc
[Toirdhealbhach Bodhar mac Taidhg Uí Chonchobhair] (d. 1453)
Co1453.2Toirrdelbach Bodur mac Taidc h. Conchobair
(d. ?)
LC2LC1589.49Donnchad mac Emaind Bodhair I Ceallaigh

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