Index of Names in Irish Annals: Der bForgaill, Derbforgaill / Dearbhforgaill

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.9, updated 26 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Der bForgaill, Derbforgaill / Dearbhforgaill


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 women found in the annals with this name: 13
Found in Years: 684, 1080, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1157, 1164, 1165, 1167, 1176, 1180, 1186, 1193, 1265, 1293, 1296, 1312, 1313, 1315, 1316, 1351, 1352, 1354, 1355, 1385, 1476

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Der bForgaill, Derbforgaill / Dearbhforgaill, 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. 684)
UU684.2Der Forgaill
(d. 1080)
UU1080.4Derbfhorgaill ingen m. Briain ben Diarmata m. Mail na m-Bo
BM1080.3Derbhforghaill, inghen mic Briain, ben Diarmada mic Maoil na m-Bó
(d. 1097-1099)
TT1098.1Derborgaill ingen Taidhg maic Gilla Padraic, máthair Muirchertaig h-Úi Briain, ríg Erenn
CSCS1099Derforgaill ingen Taidg h. Gilla Patraic mathair Muircertaigh h. Briain
BM1098.22Dearbhforghaill, inghen Taidhg mic Giolla Phátraicc, máthair Mhuirchertaigh
Clyear 1097 (p. 187)Dervorgill, daughter of Teige mcGillepatrick, mother of king Moriertaugh o'Brian and of Teige o'Brian, Queen of Ireland [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1151)
BM1151.7Derbforgaill, inghen Domhnaill, mic Meic Lochlainn, ri Ereann, ben Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Conchobhair, rígh Connacht, máthair Aodha, Chathail, & Domhnaill
(d. 1193)
TT1152.6ben h-í Ruairc [unrelated] .i. Dirborgaill ingen Murchadha
CT1152Derbórgaill ben Tigernain u Rúairc
BM1152.10Dearbhforgaill, inghen Murchadha Uí Mhaoileachlainn, ben Tighernan Uí Ruairc
Clyear 1152 (p. 199)the lady Dervorgill, daughter of the said Morrogh o'Melaghlin, and wife of Tyernan o'Royrck [Note: 17th C translation.]
TT1153.5INgen Murchadha h-Úi Mael Sechlainn
BM1153.21Derfforgaill, inghen Murchadha Uí Mhaoileachlainn
UU1157.4Mhnaí Tigernain h-Ui Ruairc
UU1157.4ingin h-Ui Mail Sechlainn
TT1157.3Derborgaill ingin Murchada h-Úi Mael Sechlainn
BM1157.9ben Tighearnain Uí Ruairc inghean Ui Mhaoileachlainn
MCB1MCB1165.3Dirboguill, ingean Murcadha Meg Floinn, bean Tigearnain h- Ruairc, ri Breithne & Mighe
Clyear 1164 (p. 206)Deruorgill daughter of Murrogh o'Melaghlyn king of Meath, and wife of the said Tyernan o'Royrk [Note: 17th C translation.]
BM1167.16Dearbforgaill inghen Murchadha Ui Maoil Sechlainn
Clyear 1180 (p. 214)the lady Dervorgill daughter of Morrogh o'Mellaghlen [Note: 17th C translation.]
UU1186.9Derbhorgall, ingen Murchaidh h-Ui Maeil Shechlainn
LCLC1186.4Derborcaill, ingen Murchada .H. Máoil Seclainn
CT1193Derborgaill ingen Murchaid ú Máilechlaind
UU1193.6Der Fhorgaill, ingen Murchaidhh-Ui Mhail Sheachlaind
CM1193.4Derforghaill (.i. ben Tighernain Ui Ruairc) ingen Murchadha Ui Maoileachlainn
LCLC1193.7Derbhorgaill, ingen Murchada h-I Maeil Sechlainn
CT1193Derborgaill ingen Murchaid ú Máilechlaind
(d. 1176)
TT1176.18Derbfhorgaill, ingen Fiachra h-Úi Flaind, ben Aeda h-Úi Raduib
(d. 1265)
Co1265.16Derborgaill ingen h. Dubda mathair Tomaltaig h. Conchobair ardescop Connacht
CM1265.9Dearbforgaill ingen Ui Dubda (mathair an Airdespuic Thomaltaigh Uí Concobhair)
LCLC1265.13Derbhorgaill, ingen h-I Dhubhda, .i. mathair Tomaltaigh h-I Conchobair, airdespuic Connacht
(d. 1293-1296)
U2U1293.8Derbhfhorgaill, ingen hU Floind Esa -Ui Floind
Co1296.8Derbforgaill ingen h. Flainn Esa
LCLC1296.4Derbhorguill, inghen h-I Fhloinn Essa
(d. 1312-1316)
Co1315.20a mna .i. ingine Magnusa h. Conchobair
U2U1312.7Derborgaill, ingen Magnusa Ui Choncobuir
Clyear 1312 (p. 267)Dervorgill, daughter of Manus o'Connor king of Conaught [Note: 17th C translation.]
Co1316.2Derbforgaill ingen Magnusa h. Conchobair
CM1315.6Derbhforgailli inghine Maghnasa Uí Concobhair [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
LCLC1316.1Derbhorgaill inghen Mhaghnuis h-í Conchobair
U2U1313.4Derborgaill ingen Maghnusa h-Ui Concobuir
Co1316.9Derborgaill ingen Magnusa h. Conchobair ben Aedo h. Domnaill
CM1316.4Dearbhforgaill inghean Maghnusa Uí Concobhair, ben Aodha Uí Domhnaill
LCLC1316.6Derborgaill ingen Maghnusa .H. Conchobhair, ben Aedha .H. Domhnaill
Clyear 1316 (p. 279)Dervorgill, Daughter of Magnus o'Conor (o'Donells wife) [Note: 17th C translation.]
Clyear 1316 (p. 279)The Lady Dervorgill or Dervorg, Daughter of Magnus o'Connor K. of Conaught & wife of Hugh o'Donell [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1351-1354)
U2U1351.3Derbhorgaill ingen Ui Concobuir
Co1354.5Derbforgaill ingen hI Conchobair
LC2LC1354.4Derbforgaill inghean h-I Chonchobhair
CM1354.8Derforgaill inghen Uí Concobhair
(d. 1352-1355)
U2U1352.10Borgaill ingen Ui Fherghail
Co1355.23Derborgaill ingen h. Fergail
LC2LC1355.22Derborgaill ingen .H. Fergail
CM1355.8Derbforgaill inghen Uí Fherghail
(d. 1385)
Co1385.18Derborgaill ingen Chathail Oicc ben h. Conchobair Ruaid
LC2LC1385.16Derborgall, inghean Chathail Óicc, ben .H. Chonchobhair Ruaidh
DM1385.13Dearbforgaill inghean Chathail óig bean Uí Chonchobhair Ruaidh
Clyear 1385 (p. 312)The Lady Dervorgill, Cahall oge o'Connor's daughter and wife to o'Connor Roe [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1476)
Co1476.15Derbforgaill ingen Fedhlim Finn h. Conchobair ben h. Conchobair Duinn
DM1476.12Dearbforgaill inghen Feidhlimidh Fhinn Uí Concobhair bean Uí Concobhair Duinn

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