by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 14 November 2006
"[of] the Rock"
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:
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:
|Found in Years:
|1206, 1207, 1208, 1218, 1225, 1230, 1244, 1322, 1504, 1530, 1578
[Answering a question about the meaning of na Carrci:]
Okay. The normalized form is Cairrce, the genitive singular of carrac 'rock'; na Cairrce is literally "of the rock".
[email from Talan Gwynek - 20 Jul 2001]
Further information about the byname na Cairrce, may be found in:
The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.
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 Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals Kathleen M. O'Brien's articles are hosted by Medieval Scotland, which is published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact). Shopping online? How you can support this site.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) [Tomaltach na Cairrce Mac Diarmata] (d. 1207) LC LC1207.1 Tomaltach na Cairrge, mac Conchobhair, mic Diarmada, mic Taidhg h-I Maoil Ruanaidh, rí muighe Luirg C M1206.6 Tomaltach, mac Concobhair, mic Diarmata mic Taidhg tighearna Mhaighe Luircc LC LC1208.1 Cormac mac Tomaltaigh na cairrci LC LC1208.1 Muiredach mac Tomaltaigh na carrci LC LC1208.2 clann Tomaltaigh na cairrce mac Diarmada LC LC1218.4 Cormac mac Tomaltaigh na Cairrge, mic Conchobhair LC LC1225.8 Cormac mac Tomaltaigh na Cairrge mic Diarmada LC LC1230.1 Cormaic mic Tomaltaig na Cairrge mic Diarmada LC LC1230.8 Cormaic, mic Tomaltuigh na Cairrge, mic Conchobair mic Diarmada LC LC1244.11 Cormac, mac Tomaltaigh na cairrge, mic Conchobair Mic Diarmada, .i. righ chlainni Mhaolruanaidh uile Co 1322.14 Maelruanaid mac Gilla Crist meic Conchobair meic Cormaic meic Tomaltaig na Carci ri Mugi Luirg ["Maelruanaid son of Gilla Crist son of Conchobar son of Cormac son of Tomaltach na Cairrce [Mac Diarmata], king of Moylurg"] C M1322.12 Maol Ruanaidh mac Giolla Criost mic Concobhair mic Corbmaic mic Tomaltaigh na Cairrge ticcerna Moighe Luircc LC2 LC1504.2 Thomaltach na Cairrge Co 1504.3 Thomaltach na Cairrge (d. ?) U3 U1530.3 mac Emuind, mic Tomais Meg Uidhir, .i. Tomás na Cairrge E M1530.7 Tomas na Cairrcce mac Émainn Még Uidhir (d. ?) E M1578.7 mac an priora Uí Cheallacháin [unrelated] .i. Conchobhar na Cairrcce, mac Diarmata mic Taidhcc Ruaidh, mic Uaithne mic Cathaoír ["The son of the Prior O'Callaghan, i.e. Conor of the Rock, the son of Dermot, son of Teige Roe, son of Owny, son of Cahir"]
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