Index of Names in Irish Annals: Caitilín

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 16 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Caitilín


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 Caitríona. 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: 10
Found in Years: 1411, 1471, 1486, 1490, 1506, 1527, 1530, 1568, 1582, 1592

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Caitilín, 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. 1411)
Co1411.29Catilin ingen Tomaltaig h. Fergail uxur Mailsechlainn Moir Meg Eochacan
LC2LC1411.28Caitilin inghean Tomaltaigh .H. Ferghail, uxor Maileachlainn Mhoir meg Eochacan
(d. 1471)
U3U1471.14Caitilín, ingen Gilla Isu Oig Mic Ghilla Dhuibh, .i. bean Eoghain h-Ui Dhalaigh
(d. 1486)
DM1486.38Caitilin inghen Uí Feargail (Domhnall Buidhe mac Domhnaill mic Seain) ben Mec Maghnusa Meg Uidhir .i. Cathal ócc mac Catail Mhóir
U3U1486.10Caitilin, ingen h-Ui Ferghail, .i. ingen Domnaill Buidhe, mic Dhomnaill, mic Seaain, mic Domnaill h-Ui Ferghail, .i. bean Mic Maghnusa Meg Uidhir, .i. ben Cathail Oig, mic Cathail Moir
(d. 1490)
U3U1490.9Catilin, ingen Briain, mic Concobuir Óig Meg Uidhir, ben Tomais, mic Concobuir Mic Maghnusa
(d. 1506)
EM1506.14ANCaitilin inghen iarla Desmhumhan .i. Tomas mac Semais baintighearna Ua c-Cairpre
(d. 1527)
Co1527.17Caitilin ingen Coinn meic Domnaill I Nell
CoLC1527.16Caitilín ingen Chuinn mic Domnaill h-I Neill
EM1527.13Caitilín inghen Chuinn mic Domhnaill I Neill
U3U1527.15Caitilín, ingen Cuind Uí Nell, .i. an ben do bí ag O Raighilligh, .i. Seaan & ag O Ruairc (.i. Eogan) ["Kathleen, daughter of Conn O'Neill, namely, the wife O'Raighilligh, that is, John, had at first and O'Ruairc (that is, Eogan)"]
(d. 1530)
Co1530.2Caitilin inghen Murchada Meic hSuibhni ben h. Dochartaig
LC2LC1530.1Caitilín ingen Murchada mic t-Shuibhne, ben I Dhochartaigh
EM1530.3Caitilin inghen Mic Suibhne ben I Dhochartaigh
(d. 1568)
EM1568.4Caitilín inghen Mhég Uidhir (Cú Connacht) ben Uí Bhaoighill (Toirrdhealbhach mac Neill mic Toirrdhealbhaigh)
SAFSAF1568.2Caitilín inghean Mheguidhir
(d. 1582)
EM1582.12Caitilin, inghen Taidhg, mic Domhnaill, mic Corbmaic Ladhraigh Még Cárthaigh, bean Mec Muiris Ciarraighe
(d. 1592)
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.

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