Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Cualann

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

© 2000-2001 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 20 December 2001

Descriptive Bynames: Cualann


[unknown, but U478.0 describes a person as "regis Cualann", leading me to believe that this refers to a location. U778.7 describes a person as "rex Cualand"; U832.8 - "rex Cualann"]


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: 2
Found in Years: 633, 690, 704, 715, 725, 727, 728, 731, 738, 734, 743, 748


Further information about the byname Cualann, 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)
[Cellach Cualann (d. 715)]
TT690.8Cellach Cualand mac Geirrthighe, ri Laigen
TT704.5Ceallach Cualann
TT715.1Cellach Cualand rí Laigen
UU731.12Coblaith filia Ceallaich Cualand
AM725.13Coblaith, inghen Ceallaigh Cualann
TT727.6Eterscéoil, mac Cellaig Cualann
UU734.4Caintigernd, ingen Ceallaig Cualann
AM728.6Caintighearna, inghen Ceallaigh Cualann
UU743.8Conchenn ingen Cellaigh Cualann
TT743.7Conchend ingen Cellaig Cualand
AM738.9Coincheann, inghen Ceallaigh Cualann
UU748.6Muirenn filia Cellaigh Cualann, regina Irgalaigh
TT748.8Muireand, ingen Chellaigh Cualand, regina h-Irgalaig
AM743.7Muirend, inghen Ceallaigh Cualann, ben Iorgalaigh
[Crimthann Cualann]
TT633.2Cremthann Cualann, mac Aedha, maic Senaigh, rex Lageniorum

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