Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Carrach

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 07 June 2008

Descriptive Bynames: Carrach


"[the] Scabbed"


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: 22
Found in Years: 1232, 1248, 1306, 1313, 1316, 1317, 1331, 1410, 1416, 1445, 1446, 1447, 1448, 1452, 1455, 1461, 1462, 1470, 1472, 1484, 1487, 1488, 1498, 1499, 1516, 1527, 1531, 1536, 1583, 1584, 1585

Research Notes:

Woulfe (p. 311 s.n. Mac an C.arraig.) gives the meaning of this byname as ""son of the bald man" (Ir. "carrac.," bald, scabbed)".

The meaning "the scabbed" is given in regards to a man's name in 1472 (FM vol. 4, p. 1077, footnote "x").


Further information about the byname Carrach, 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]
AnnalsEntryCitation (formatting preserved)
[Murchadh Carrach Ua Fearghail] (d. ?)
Co1232.2Murchada Charraig h. Fergail ["Murchad Carrach (the Scabby) O Fergail"]
CM1232.4Murchaidh Carraigh í Fergail
Co1313.7Cathal mac Murchada Carraig h. Fergail
[Conchobhar Carrach Mac Donnchaidh] (d. ?)
Co1248.18Concobar Carrach Mac Donnchada
CM1248.14Concobhor Carrach Mac Donnchaidh
[Brian Carrach Ua hEgra] (d. ?)
Co1306.10Brian Carrach h. Egra
[Conchobhar Carrach mac Domhnaill Mhic Dhiarmata] (d. ?)
Co1313.6Conchobor Carrach mac Domnaill Meic Diarmata
[Maolsechlainn Carrach Ua Dubdai] (d. ?)
Co1316.5Maelechlainn Carrach h. Dubdai
[Maolsechlainn Carrach Mac Diarmata] (d. ?)
Co1317.7Maelsechlainn Carrach Mac Diarmata adbur rig Moigi Luirg
Co1331.3Fergal mac Mailechlainn Charraich Meic Diarmada
[Tadhg Carrach mac Thoirdhealbhaigh Duinn Uí Chonchobair] (d. 1410)
Co1410.4Tadc Carrach mac Toirrdelbaig Duinn h. Conchobair
DM1410.4Tadhg Carrach mac Toirrdhealbhaigh Duinn Uí Concobhair
[Geroit Carrach mac Hobert Dalutun] (d. ?)
Co1416.29Geroit Carrach macc Hobert Dalutun
[Toirdhealbhach Carrach mac Diarmata Uí Chonchobair] (d. 1448)
Co1448.4Toirrdelbach Carrach mac Diarmata h. Conchobair
Co1488.8Tadc mac Aodho meic Thoirrdelbaig Charraig h. Conchobair
Co1527.4Domnall mac Feidlim meic Toirrdelbaig Carraig hI Conchobair
[Domhnall Carrach Ua Maoil Brighde] (d. ?)
DM1452.15Domhnall Carrach Ua Maoil Brighde
[Toirdhealbhach Carrach mac Domhnaill mhic Mhuircheartaigh Uí Chonchobair] (d. 1455)
DM1416.11Toirrdhealbhach Carrach mac Domhnaill mic Muircheartaigh Uí Conchobhair
DM1416.11Toirrdhelbhach Carrach mac Domhnaill
DM1422.6Toirrdhealbhach Carrach
DM1445.2Toirrdhealbhach Carrach mac Domhnaill mic Muircertaigh Ui Choncobhair
DM1446.10Toirrdhealbhach Carrach Ua Concobhair
DM1455.2Toirrdhealbhach Carrach mac Domhnaill mic Muirceartaigh tighearna Slighigh
[Seaan Carrach mac Taidhg Mhic Branan] (d. 1461)
Co1461.19Seoan Carrach mac Taidc Meic Branan
[Tomaltach Carrach mac Cuinn mhic Aoidh Mhic Bhranain] (d. 1462)
Co1462.15Mac Branan .i. Tomaltach Carrach mac Cuinn meicc Aeda
DM1447.14Tomaltach Carrach mac Cuind mic Aedha
DM1462.7Mac Branain, .i. Tomaltach Carrach mac Cuinn mic Aodha
[Diarmait Carrach mac Murchada mhic an Airchidechain Uí Fhlannagain] (d. ?)
Co1470.11Nicalas mac Diarmata Carraig meic Murchada meic in Airchidechain h. Flannacan
[Seinicín Carrach Mac Uid.elín] (d. ?)
FMvol. 4, p. 1076, 1472Mac uid.elín .i. Seinicin carrac.
DM1472.2Mac Uidhelín .i. Seinicin Carrach
(d. ?)
U3U1484.11da mac Emuinn Meg Uidhir (.i. Mag Uidhir), .i. Art Carrach & Brian
[Tighearnán Carrach mac Tighearnáin mhic Thaidhg mhic Thighearnáin Uí Ruairc] (d. ?)
DM1487.33Tighearnán Carrach mac Tighearnain mic Taidhg mic Tighernain Uí Ruairc
[Fearghal Carrach mac Domhnaill mhic Thaidhg Uí Ruairc] (d. ?)
DM1487.34Ferghal Carrach mac Domnaill mic Taidhcc Uí Ruairc
[Conchobhar Carrach Ua Cuirnin] (d. 1498)
Co1498.7H. Cuirnin [unrelated] .i. Concobar Carrach
DM1498.16O Cuirnín Conchobhar Carrach
[Conn Carrach mac Taidhg mhic Thighearnáin Uí Ruairc] (d. ?)
DM1499.10Conn Carrach mac Taidhcc mic Tighearnáin Uí Ruairc
[Conchobhar Carrach mac Feidhlim Uí Dhochartaigh] (d. 1536)
Co1516.10O Dochartaig .i. Concobar Carrach
EM1516.3O Dochartaigh (Concobhar Carrach)
Co1531.6Mac h. Docartaig .i. Niall mac Conchobair Carraig
Co1536.20Conchobar Carrach mac Fedhlim h. Dochartaig
EM1585.8O Dochartaigh Sean Ócc, mac Seain mic Feilim mic Conchobhair Charraigh ["O'Doherty (John Oge, the son of John, son of Felim, son of Conor Carragh)"]
[Seaan Carrach mac Uilliam mhic Teapoitt a Búrc] (d. ?)
EM1583.13Sean Carrach mac Uilliam, mic Tepoitt A Búrc
[Ruaidhrí Carrach mac Maoil Muire mhic Dhonnchaidh mhic Thoirdhealbhaigh Mhic Suibhne] (d. ?)
EM1584.5Ruaidhri Carrach mac Maol Muire mic Donnchaidh, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh Mec Suibhne

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