Index of Names in Irish Annals: Caitríona

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

© 2000-2004 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 28 July 2004

Feminine Given Names: Caitríona


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:

Note: See also Caitilín. I have listed these names separately because I could find no instances of a single person being referenced by both a Caitríona form and a Caitilín form.

Frequency & Dates:

Number of women found in the annals with this name: 15
Found in Years: 1360, 1363, 1412, 1417, 1427, 1440, 1470, 1475, 1477, 1490, 1492, 1493, 1498, 1507, 1516, 1525, 1607, 1654

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Caitríona, 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.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 1360-1363)
U2U1360.6Caiterfhina inghen Ui Fhergail, ben Ui Raighillaigh
Co1363.6Catirfina ingen h. Fergail ben h. Raigillig
LC2LC1363.5Catirfina, inghean .H. Fergail, ben .H. Raighilligh
(d. 1412)
Co1412.14Catherfina ingen Mailsechlainn meic Murgiusa Meic Dondchada uxur Meic Fir Bisig
LC2LC1412.12Caitherfhina, ingen Maileachlainn mic Murgiusa mic Dondchaidh, uxor Mic Firbisigh
(d. 1417)
Co1417.11Catirfina ingen Cathail h. Ruairc ben Toirrdelbaig Meic Domnaill Galloclaich
(d. 1427)
DM1427.7Catairíona ingen Ardghail Mhég Mhathghamhna ben Uí Neill .i. Eoghain mic Néill óicc
U3U1427.13Caiterfhina, .i. ingen Ardghail Mheg Mathgamna, ben h-Ui Neill, .i. Eogain, mic Neill Oig h-Ui Neill
(d. 1440)
DM1440.6Catairiona ingen Duinn mic Con Connacht Mhég Uidhir bean Mec Maghnusa Mhég Uidhir
U3U1440.6Caiterfhina, ingen Duinn, mic Con Chonnacht Meg Uidhir, .i. ben Mic Magnusa Meg Uidhir
(d. 1470)
U3U1470.19Caterfhina, ingin Concubair Moir Meg Ualghairg, bean Diarmada Meg Raith
(b. 1475-1477)
U3U1475.13Hic nata est Catherina, filia Caroli Iuuenis Mic Magnussa ["In this year was born Catherine, daughter of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior."]
U3U1477.10Hic nata est Caterina, filia Caroli Iuuenis, in festo Sancti Patricii. ["In this year was born Catherine, daughter of Cathal Mac Maghnusa junior, on the feast of St. Patrick."]
(d. 1490)
DM1490.17Catariona inghen Choncobhair mic Cathail Meg Raghnaill ben Taidhcc mic Toirrdhealbhaigh Még Uidhir
U3U1490.2Caiterfhina, ingen Concobuir, mic Cathail Meg Raghnaill, .i. ben Taidhg, mic Toirrdelbaigh Meg Uidhir
(d. 1492)
U3U1492.24Caiterfhina, ingen Toirrdhealbaigh Meg Uidhir
(d. 1493)
DM1493.9Caitríona inghen Aodha Ruaidh Még Mathghamhna (ben-sidhe Uí Raghallaigh, .i. Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Seain mic Eoghain)
U3U1493.17Caiterfhina, ingen Aedha Ruaidh Meg Mathgamna, [unrelated], .i. bean h-Ui Raighilligh, .i. bean Toirrdelbaigh, mic Sheaain, mic Eogain h-Ui Raighilligh
(d. 1498)
U3U1498.11Caiterfhína, ingen Sheaain, mic in Espuic Meg Uidhir
(d. 1507)
EM1507.2Cataríona inghen Chon Chonnacht mic Maghnusa Mhég Mathghamhna
(d. 1516)
Co1516.16Ben hI Trephair .i. Caiterína Iní Crídagán
(d. 1525)
Co1525.7Inghen h. Duibhgennain .i. Caiterfina
LC2LC1525.7Inghen h-I Dhuibhgendain .i. Caiterfhina
EM1525.6Catariona inghen I Duibhgennáin
(d. ?)
FM1607.2an chontaoís Cateríona inghean Meg Aonghusa ["the Countess Catherina, the daughter of Magennis"]
(d. 1654)
MGMG1654.1Catrina inghean an t-Seáin chéadna .i. Seán Mhegaonghusa, easpóg Dúin & Cuinnir

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