Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Garbh

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: Garbh




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: 16
Found in Years: 620, 621, 622, 1213, 1307, 1348, 1398, 1400, 1403, 1419, 1420, 1422, 1425, 1433, 1434, 1435, 1437, 1439, 1444, 1450, 1464, 1469, 1471, 1482, 1493, 1498, 1521, 1536, 1582, 1584, 1585, 1588, 1590, 1597, 1599, 1600, 1601, 1603

Research Notes:

The meaning "rough" is given in regards to the masculine given name Garb (OCM pp. 109-110 s.n. Garb).


Further information about the byname Garbh, 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)
(d. 620-622)
UU621.1RSenach Garbh, abbas Cluana Ferta
TT621.1RSenach Garb, ab Chluana Ferta
II622.1RSenaig Garb
AM620.2RSeanach Garbh, abb Cluana Ferta Brenainn
(d. 1213)
MCB1MCB1213.2Aedh Garb O Eidirsgeoil
[Fearghal Garbh Mac Samhradháin]
Co1307.21mac Fergail Gairb Meg Samradan
MCB2MCB1307.5la mac Feargail Gairbh Meg Samradhain
[Niall Garbh Ua Domhnaill] (d. 1348)
Co1348.3Niall Garb h. Domnaill
CM1348.2Niall Garbh Ua Domhnaill tigherna Thire Conaill
DM1398.2mac Uí Domhnaill Niall Garb
Co1422.2Toirrdelbach mac Neill Gairb h. Domnaill rex Tiri Conaill
DM1422.8Niall Garbh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Neill Ghairbh Uí Domhnaill
Co1450.2Conchobar mac Toirrdelbaig meic Neill Gairb h. Domnaill
[Muircheartach Garbh Ua Sechnusaig] (d. 1403)
Co1403.12Murcertach Garb h. Sechnusaig ridamna h. Fiachrach Aidne
LC2LC1403.14Muircheartach Garbh Ua Sechnusaigh, ríghdamhna Ua Fiachrach Aidhne
[Uilliam Garbh mac Dauid] (d. ?)
Co1400.8ANUilliam Gairb meic Dauid
U3U1419.9ANUilliam Garbh, mac Daibith, tigherna Clainni Connmaigh
Co1419.18ANUilliam Garb mac Dauid meic Emainn meic Hoberd tigerna Clainni Condmaig
LC2LC1419.8ANUilliam Garb mac Dabuith, tigerna Clainne Connmuigh
(d. 1425)
DM1425.13Brian Garbh & Maghnas da mhac Mhec Dhonnchaidh Thíre h-Oilella .i. Maol Ruanaidh mac Taidcc Mec Donnchaid
[Niall Garbh mac Toirdhealbhaigh an Fhíona mhic Néill Ghairbh Uí Dhomhnaill] (d. 1433)
Co1422.2Niall Garb h. Domnaill
DM1422.1Niall Garbh
Co1422.30Niall nGarb h. nDomnaill ri Cheneoil Conaill
DM1420.3clann Uí Domhnaill, Niall Garbh, Domhnall & Neachtain
DM1422.8Niall Garbh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Neill Ghairbh Uí Domhnaill
LC2LC1434.1O Domnaill, .i. Niall Garb mac Toirdhealbaigh an Fhina
DM1433.1Ua Domhnaill, Niall Garbh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona
DM1435.2O Domhnaill .i. Niall Garbh
MCB1MCB1437.4Niall Garb mac Toirrdealbhaigh mic Neil Gairb mic Aeda mic Domnaill Oig
DM1439.3O Domhnaill Niall Garbh
Co1464.16Cond mac Neill Gairb h. Domnaill adbar rig Tiri Conaill
DM1471.15Sile ingen Uí Domnaill, .i. Niall Garb, ben Neill mic Airt Uí Neill
DM1493.8Niall Garbh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona
DM1498.6Domhnall mac Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Néill Ghairbh Uí Domhnaill
EM1521.9Síle inghen Néill Ghairbh Uí Domhnaill
EM1582.1Mairghrég inghen Aodha Duibh, mic Aodha Ruaidh, mic Neill Gairbh, mic Toirrdelbhaigh an Fhiona Uí Dhomhnaill, ben Uí Raighilligh (Maol Mórdha mac Seain, mic Cathail)
EM1585.8Ua Domhnaill Aedh mac Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh, mic Aedha Ruaidh mic Neill Ghairbh, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona ["O'Donnell (Hugh Roe, the son of Manus, son of Hugh Duv, son of Hugh Roe, son of Niall Garv, son of Turlough of the Wine)"]
FM1590.6Mac Uí Domhnaill .i. Domhnall mac Aodha mic Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh, mic Aoda Ruaidh mic Neill Ghairbh mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona
(d. 1444)
U3U1444.10Cathal Garbh Mac Gille Fhinnein
(d. ?)
U3U1482.12ANUilliam Garbh, mac Muiris, mic mic Phiaruis Dalatun
(d. ?)
DM1469.19clann Uí Bhriain, an Giolla Dubh mac Taidhg, & Muircertach Garb mac Taidhcc
(d. 1498)
DM1498.5Niall (.i. Niall Garbh) mac Aodha Ruaidh mic Neill Gairbh Uí Dhomhnaill
(d. 1536)
LC2LC1536.13Conchobar Garbh mac Cathail Mic Dhiarmada
(d. 1584)
EM1584.11Muircheartach Garbh mac Briain mic Taidhcc Uí Briain
(d. ?)
EM1588.6Niall Garbh mac Cuinn mic An Calbhaigh Uí Domhnaill
FM1597.3Niall Garbh mac Cuinn, mic an Chalbhaigh Uí Domhnaill
FM1599.16Niall Garbh mac Cuinn Uí Domhnaill
FM1600.49Niall Garbh, mac Cuinn, mic an Chalbhaigh, mic Maghnasa Uí Domhnaill
FM1601.18h-Ua n-Domhnaill Niall Garbh mac Cuinn, mic an Chalbhaigh
(d. 1603)
FM1603.9Niall Garbh mac Rudhraighe, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomhnaill

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