Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: an Dúnaidh

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 22 June 2006

Descriptive Bynames: an Dúnaidh


"[of] the Fort"


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: 1452, 1467, 1477, 1478, 1489, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1585, 1589, 1592

Research Notes:

Woulfe (p. 219 s.n. A' Dúna) gives the meaning of this byname as "of the dun or fort, from residence in or thereby".


Further information about the byname an Dúnaidh, 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)
[Diarmaid an Dúnaidh mac Domhnaill Riabhaigh Mhic Cárthaigh]
DM1452.17Diarmaid an Dúnadh
OOX1467.11Mac Meg Carrthaig Cairbrigh .i. Domnall mac Diarmada an Duna mic Domnaill Riapaig
OOX1467.20Mag Carrthaig Cairbrich .i. [unrelated] Diarmaid an Duna mac Domnaill Riabaig
Co1477.3clainn Diarmata in Dunaidh
DM1477.9cloinn Diarmata an Dúnaidh
LC2LC1478.1cloinn ///Diermadai an Dúnaidh
DM1489.41Síle ingean Diarmata an Dúnaidh Meg Carthaigh ben Toirrdhealbhaigh Ui Bhriain
EM1503.19Diarmata an Dúnaidh
EM1504.16Finghin (.i. Mag Carthaigh Riabhach) mac Diarmada an Dúnaidh Még Carthaigh tighearna Ua c-Cairbre
EM1504.16Diarmait mac Diarmata an Dúnaidh
EM1505.6Mag Cártaigh Cairbreach .i. Finghin mac Diarmata an Dúnaidh mic Domhnaill Riabhaigh
EM1506.12Mag Carthaigh Cairbreach .i. Diarmaid mac Diarmada an Dúnaidh mic Domhnaill Riabhaigh
EM1585.8Mag Carthaigh Cairbreach Eoghan mac Domnaill mic Finghin, mic Domhnaill mic Diarmada an Dúnaidh
FM1592.6Caitilín inghen Domhnaill, mic Fingin, mic Diarmada an Dúnaidh Még Carthaigh ben Taidhcc mic Corbmaic Óicc, mic Corbmaic, mic Taidhcc Még Carthaig, ben cheilligh, craibdeach dercach, deigh-einigh do écc iar m-buaidh ó dhemhan, ó dhomhan, & ó daoinibh.
[Tadhg an Dúnaidh mac Donnchaidh mhic Mhuircheartaigh mhic Dhonnchaidh mhic Mhuircheartaigh mhic an Bhallaigh]
FM1589.7Tadhcc an Dúnaidh mac Donnchaidh mic Muircheartaigh, mic Donnchaidh, mic Muircheartaigh, mic an Bhallaigh sinnsear Tuaithe na Fearna (.i. Corca Baiscind), & Sleachta an Bhallaigh

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