Index of Names in Irish Annals: Fionnghuala

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

Feminine Given Names: Fionnghuala


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 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.

Frequency & Dates:

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

Research Notes:


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.

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. 1247)
Co1247.10Findguala ingen Ruaidri hI Conchobair
CM1247.10Fionnghuala ingen Ruaidhri Ui Conchobhair
LCLC1247.11Finnghuala, ingen Ruaidhri h-I Chonchobair
(d. 1282)
II1282.6f-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)
Clyear 1286 (p. 256)RFinola ny Melaghlen arch abbess of Meath [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1297-1301)
CoU1297.1RFinnguala ingen Fheidhlimthe h-Ui Conchobuir, banab Cille Craebhnada
Co1301.2RFinnguala ingen Fedlimid h. Conchobair, banab Chille Craebnat
CM1301.1RFionnghuala inghen Fheidhlimidh Ui Concobhair banab Cille Craobhnatt
LCLC1301.1RFinnghuala, ingen Fhédhlim .H. Conchobair .i. banab Chille Craobhnat
Clyear 1301 (p. 258)RLady 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)
U2U1306.7Finnghuala ingen Maghnusa U Choncobuir
Co1310.11Findguala ingen Magnusa h. Conchobair
CM1310.4Fionnguala inghen Maghnais Uí Concobhair
LCLC1310.5Finnghuala, inghen Maghnusa h-I Conchobair
(d. 1335)
Co1335.2Findguala ingen h. Briain ben Toirrdelbaig h. Conchobair
CM1335.1Fionnghuala inghen Uí Bhriain ben Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Concobhair
LCLC1335.1Findguala, inghen .H. Briain, ben Toirrdhelbhaigh .H. Chonchobhair
Clyear 1335 (p. 290)The Lady ffynola o'Bryan's daughter & wife of Terlaugh o'Connor [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1344-1347)
U2U1344.7Finnguala ingen Mic Fhingin ben Fhergail Ui Duibgennain
Co1347.10Findguala ingen Eogain Meic Fingin uxur Feargail Mumnig h. Duibgendan airchideochain Chilli Ronan
CM1347.10Finnguala inghen Meic Fingin ben Ferghail Uí Duibhgionnain
LCLC1347.8Findguala, ingen Eogain mic Finghin, uxor Feargail Muimhnigh .H. Duibhgendan, archindech Chille Ronain
(d. 1344-1347)
U2M1347.11Finnghuala ingen Mail Shechlainn Ui Raighillaigh
CM1347.11Fionnghuala inghean Maoil Seachlainn Uí Raighilligh
(d. 1379-1380)
DM1379.12Fionnghuala inghen Uí Cheallaigh ben Meic Uilliam Búrc
U3U1379.10Finnghuala, ingein Ui Cheallaigh, .i. bean Mic Uilliam Burc
Clyear 1380 (p. 307)The Lady ffynola, o'Kellyes Daughter & mcWilliam Burke's wife [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1381)
DM1381.14Fionnghuala inghen Con Maighe Ui Chatháin bean Toirrdhealbhaigh Meic Suibhne
(d. 1383)
U3U1383.2Finnguala, ingen Airt Meg Uidhir
(d. 1392)
Co1392.10Findguala ingen Magnusa meic Catail h. Conchobair
LC2LC1392.9Findghuala inghean Maghnusa mic Cathail .H. Chonchubhair
DM1392.6Fionnghuala inghen Maghnusa mic Cathail Uí Concobhair
U3U1392.5Finnghuala, ingen Maghnusa, mic Cathail h-Ui Conchobuir
(d. 1398)
DM1398.13Fionnghuala ingen Ualghaircc Móir Uí Ruairc ben t-Seaáin Mhóir Uí Eaghra
(d. 1398)
Co1398.28Findguala ingen Cathail h. Madadan
LC2LC1398.29Findguala inghean Cathail Ui Madadhan
Clyear 1398 (p. 322)ffinola daughter of Cahall o'Madden [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1400)
Co1400.28Findguala ingen Cathail meic Aeda Brefnig ben Meic Suibne Fanat
LC2LC1400.27Findguala, inghen Chathail mic Aedha Breifnigh, ben Mic Suibhne Fanat
(d. 1403-1404)
Co1403.6Findguala ingen Toirrdelbaig h. Conchobair uxor Mailechlainn h. Cellaig ri h. Mane
LC2LC1403.7Findghuala, inghean Toirrdhealbaigh .H. Chonchubhair, uxor Mailechlaind .H. Cellaigh ri Ua Maine
DM1403.4Fionnghuala inghen Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Aedha mic Eoghain Uí Conchobhair ben Maoileachlainn Uí Ceallaigh ( Ua Maine)
U3U1404.4Finnguala, 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. ?)
Co1418.6Findguala ingen Meg Ragnaill ben h. Raigillig
DM1418.8Fionnghuala inghean Mheg Raghnaill ben Uí Raighilligh
U3U1418.7a 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)
DM1440.14Finnghuala inghean Ui Dochartaigh bean Ui Dhomhnaill
(d. 1479)
U3U1479.5Finnghuala, ingen in Airchideochain (.i. Emonn, mac in Espuic) Meg Uidhir, .i. ben Domnaill, mic Conchobair h-Ui Breislen
(d. 1489)
DM1489.5Fionnghuala inghen Mec Diarmata Ruaidh
(d. 1490)
DM1490.37Fionnghuala inghen Ruaidhri Meg Con Mara ben Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Murchaidh Uí Briain
(d. 1493)
DM1447.7Fionnghuala (inghean an Chalbhaigh Ui Chonchobhair Failgigh & Mairgrege inghene Uí Cerbhaill) ben Uí Domhnaill
Co1493.3Finnghúala inghen an Chalbaigh hÍ Chonchobair
LC2LC1493.2Finnguala ingen an Chalbhuigh I Chonchubhuir
DM1493.8Fionnghuala inghen Uí Concobhair Fhailghe, .i. an Calbhach mac Murchaidh ben Uí Domhnaill
U3U1493.27Finnghuala, 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)
U3U1496.30Finnghuala, 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)
Co1505.3Finnghuala inghen Ruaidri Oicc meic Ruaidri Caoich ben hSeain meic Taidc meic Briain Meic Donnchada
LC2LC1505.2Findghula inghen Ruaidri Óig mic Ruaidri Choeich, .i. ben t-Sheain mic Taidhg mic Briain Mic Donnchada
(d. 1528)
DM1474.1a mhnaoi Fionnghuala inghen Uí Briain (Concobhar na Srona) ["a mhnaoi" - "his wife"]
Co1528.2Ingen h. Briain .i. Finnghuala inghen Concobair
LC2LC1528.1Inghen h-I Briain .i. Finnghuala ingen Conchobair
EM1528.3Fionnghuala inghean I Bhriain (.i. Conchobhair na Sróna mic Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Briain Catha an Aonaigh) ben Uí Dhomhnaill Aodh Ruadh
U3U1528.4Ingen Ui Briáin, .i. Finnghuala, baindtigherna Tire Conaill
(d. 1531)
U3U1531.12Inghen 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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