Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Cruittire

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 22 June 2006

Descriptive Bynames: Cruittire


"[the] Harper"


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: 1
Found in Years: 630, 634

Research Notes:

The DIL gives the word as cruittire, synonymous with cruitt, and Dinneen has EModIr cruitire, which is what I'd expect from EIr cruittire. [email from Talan Gwynek - 22 Jul 2006]


Further information about the byname Cruittire, 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)
[] (d. 630-634)
UU634.1Aedha Slane [unrelated] .i. Congal, ri Bregh, & Ailill Cruidire, senathair Sil Dluthaigh ["two sons of Aed Sláine [unrelated], i.e. Conga1 king of Brega, and Ailill the Harper, ancestor of Síl Dlúthaig."]
TT634.1do mac Aeda Soaine [unrelated], id est Congal rí Breg, senathair h-Ua Conaíng, & Ailill Cruitire, senathair Síl Dluthaigh
AM630.2Da mhac Aodha Slaine [unrelated] .i. Congal, toisech Bregh, senathair Ua c-Conaing, & Ailill Cruitire, senathair Shil n-Dluthaigh ["The two sons of Aedh Slaine [unrelated] namely, Congal, chief of Breagh, ancestor of the Ui Conaing, and Ailill Cruitire i.e. the Harper, ancestor of the Sil Dluthaigh."]

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