by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.7, updated 14 May 2008
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) forms:||Fionnghuala|
Note: See also Nuala. I have listed these names separately because I could find no instances of a single person being referenced by both a Fionnghuala form and a Nuala form.
|Number of women found in the annals with this name:||26|
|Found in Years:||1247, 1282, 1286, 1297, 1301, 1306, 1310, 1335, 1344, 1347, 1379, 1381, 1383, 1392, 1398, 1400, 1403, 1404, 1418, 1440, 1447, 1474, 1479, 1489, 1490, 1493, 1496, 1505, 1528, 1531|
Further information about the name Fionnghuala, 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.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 1247) Co 1247.10 Findguala ingen Ruaidri hI Conchobair C M1247.10 Fionnghuala ingen Ruaidhri Ui Conchobhair LC LC1247.11 Finnghuala, ingen Ruaidhri h-I Chonchobair (d. 1282) I I1282.6 f-Finguolu ingean mc. Brien, mathair Tardealbaig I Br(ien) acus bean Remuyn da Búrc ["Finnguala, daughter of Brian's son, mother of Tairdelbach Ó Briain, and wife of Raymond de Burgo"] (d. 1286) Cl year 1286 (p. 256) R Finola ny Melaghlen arch abbess of Meath [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 1297-1301) Co U1297.1 R Finnguala ingen Fheidhlimthe h-Ui Conchobuir, banab Cille Craebhnada Co 1301.2 R Finnguala ingen Fedlimid h. Conchobair, banab Chille Craebnat C M1301.1 R Fionnghuala inghen Fheidhlimidh Ui Concobhair banab Cille Craobhnatt LC LC1301.1 R Finnghuala, ingen Fhédhlim .H. Conchobair .i. banab Chille Craobhnat Cl year 1301 (p. 258) R Lady Finola, the daughter of ffelym o'Connor & abbess of Killcrwnat,5 died.
5 Killcrewnat. - Now Killcrevanty, three miles N.W. of Tuam. Some remains of this convent still exist. [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1306-1310) U2 U1306.7 Finnghuala ingen Maghnusa Uí Choncobuir Co 1310.11 Findguala ingen Magnusa h. Conchobair C M1310.4 Fionnguala inghen Maghnais Uí Concobhair LC LC1310.5 Finnghuala, inghen Maghnusa h-I Conchobair (d. 1335) Co 1335.2 Findguala ingen h. Briain ben Toirrdelbaig h. Conchobair C M1335.1 Fionnghuala inghen Uí Bhriain ben Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Concobhair LC LC1335.1 Findguala, inghen .H. Briain, ben Toirrdhelbhaigh .H. Chonchobhair Cl year 1335 (p. 290) The Lady ffynola o'Bryan's daughter & wife of Terlaugh o'Connor [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 1344-1347) U2 U1344.7 Finnguala ingen Mic Fhingin ben Fhergail Ui Duibgennain Co 1347.10 Findguala ingen Eogain Meic Fingin uxur Feargail Mumnig h. Duibgendan airchideochain Chilli Ronan C M1347.10 Finnguala inghen Meic Fingin ben Ferghail Uí Duibhgionnain LC LC1347.8 Findguala, ingen Eogain mic Finghin, uxor Feargail Muimhnigh .H. Duibhgendan, archindech Chille Ronain (d. 1344-1347) U2 M1347.11 Finnghuala ingen Mail Shechlainn Ui Raighillaigh C M1347.11 Fionnghuala inghean Maoil Seachlainn Uí Raighilligh (d. 1379-1380) D M1379.12 Fionnghuala inghen Uí Cheallaigh ben Meic Uilliam Búrc U3 U1379.10 Finnghuala, ingein Ui Cheallaigh, .i. bean Mic Uilliam Burc Cl year 1380 (p. 307) The Lady ffynola, o'Kellyes Daughter & mcWilliam Burke's wife [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 1381) D M1381.14 Fionnghuala inghen Con Maighe Ui Chatháin bean Toirrdhealbhaigh Meic Suibhne (d. 1383) U3 U1383.2 Finnguala, ingen Airt Meg Uidhir (d. 1392) Co 1392.10 Findguala ingen Magnusa meic Catail h. Conchobair LC2 LC1392.9 Findghuala inghean Maghnusa mic Cathail .H. Chonchubhair D M1392.6 Fionnghuala inghen Maghnusa mic Cathail Uí Concobhair U3 U1392.5 Finnghuala, ingen Maghnusa, mic Cathail h-Ui Conchobuir (d. 1398) D M1398.13 Fionnghuala ingen Ualghaircc Móir Uí Ruairc ben t-Seaáin Mhóir Uí Eaghra (d. 1398) Co 1398.28 Findguala ingen Cathail h. Madadan LC2 LC1398.29 Findguala inghean Cathail Ui Madadhan Cl year 1398 (p. 322) ffinola daughter of Cahall o'Madden [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 1400) Co 1400.28 Findguala ingen Cathail meic Aeda Brefnig ben Meic Suibne Fanat LC2 LC1400.27 Findguala, inghen Chathail mic Aedha Breifnigh, ben Mic Suibhne Fanat (d. 1403-1404) Co 1403.6 Findguala ingen Toirrdelbaig h. Conchobair uxor Mailechlainn h. Cellaig ri h. Mane LC2 LC1403.7 Findghuala, inghean Toirrdhealbaigh .H. Chonchubhair, uxor Mailechlaind .H. Cellaigh ri Ua Maine D M1403.4 Fionnghuala inghen Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Aedha mic Eoghain Uí Conchobhair ben Maoileachlainn Uí Ceallaigh ( Ua Maine) U3 U1404.4 Finnguala, ingen h-Ui Concobuir, .i. ingen aird-righ Connacht, .i. Toirrdelbach, mac Aedha, mic Eoghain h-Ui Concobuir, [unrelated]: .i. ben Mailechlainn h-Ui Cheallaigh, ri h-Ua Maine ["Finnguala, daughter of Ua Concobuir; namely, daughter of the arch-king of Connacht; that is, Toirdelbach, son of Aedh, son of Eoghan Ua Concobuir, died this year: to wit, the wife of Mail-Shechlainn Ua Ceallaigh, king of Ui-Maine"] (d. ?) Co 1418.6 Findguala ingen Meg Ragnaill ben h. Raigillig D M1418.8 Fionnghuala inghean Mheg Raghnaill ben Uí Raighilligh U3 U1418.7 a bean, .i. ingen Meg Raghnaill, .i. Finnguala [This entry indicates that she is the wife of Risderd, mac Tomais (mic Mathgamna), mic Gilla Isa Ruaidh h-Ui Raighilligh, .i. ri Breifne] (d. 1440) D M1440.14 Finnghuala inghean Ui Dochartaigh bean Ui Dhomhnaill (d. 1479) U3 U1479.5 Finnghuala, ingen in Airchideochain (.i. Emonn, mac in Espuic) Meg Uidhir, .i. ben Domnaill, mic Conchobair h-Ui Breislen (d. 1489) D M1489.5 Fionnghuala inghen Mec Diarmata Ruaidh (d. 1490) D M1490.37 Fionnghuala inghen Ruaidhri Meg Con Mara ben Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Murchaidh Uí Briain (d. 1493) D M1447.7 Fionnghuala (inghean an Chalbhaigh Ui Chonchobhair Failgigh & Mairgrege inghene Uí Cerbhaill) ben Uí Domhnaill Co 1493.3 Finnghúala inghen an Chalbaigh hÍ Chonchobair LC2 LC1493.2 Finnguala ingen an Chalbhuigh I Chonchubhuir D M1493.8 Fionnghuala inghen Uí Concobhair Fhailghe, .i. an Calbhach mac Murchaidh ben Uí Domhnaill U3 U1493.27 Finnghuala, ingen h-Ui Conchobair Fhailghi, .i. ingen an Chalbaigh, mic Murchaidh h-Ui Conchobair, bean Neill, mic Thoirrdelbaigh an Fhina h-Ui Domnaill & do bi ina diaigh-sin ag Aedh Buidhe, mac Briain Ballaigh h-Ui Neill ["Finnguala, daughter of Ua Concobair Faly, namely, daughter of the Calbach, son of Murchadh Ua Concobair, wife of Niall, son of Toirdelbach Ua Domnaill of the Wine, and who was after that as wife with Aedh the Tawny, son of Brian Ua Neill the Freckled"] (d. 1496) U3 U1496.30 Finnghuala, ingen Mheg Uidhir .i. ingen Tomais Oig, mic Tomais Moir (.i. an Gilla Dubh) Meg Uidhir, .i. ben Mheg Mathgamna, .i. Aedha Oig, mic Aedha Ruaidh (d. 1505) Co 1505.3 Finnghuala inghen Ruaidri Oicc meic Ruaidri Caoich ben hSeain meic Taidc meic Briain Meic Donnchada LC2 LC1505.2 Findghula inghen Ruaidri Óig mic Ruaidri Choeich, .i. ben t-Sheain mic Taidhg mic Briain Mic Donnchada (d. 1528) D M1474.1 a mhnaoi Fionnghuala inghen Uí Briain (Concobhar na Srona) ["a mhnaoi" - "his wife"] Co 1528.2 Ingen h. Briain .i. Finnghuala inghen Concobair LC2 LC1528.1 Inghen h-I Briain .i. Finnghuala ingen Conchobair E M1528.3 Fionnghuala inghean I Bhriain (.i. Conchobhair na Sróna mic Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Briain Catha an Aonaigh) ben Uí Dhomhnaill Aodh Ruadh U3 U1528.4 Ingen Ui Briáin, .i. Finnghuala, baindtigherna Tire Conaill (d. 1531) U3 U1531.12 Inghen Mhég Raith [unrelated], .i. Fínnghuala, an bhen do bhi ag Giolla na Naom O Uiginn ["The daughter of Mag Craith, namely, Finghuala, the wife Gilla-na-naem O'Uiginn had"]
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