Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máire

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

© 2000-2004 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 12 January 2004

Feminine Given Names: Máire


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: 15
Found in Years: 1396, 1419, 1435, 1487, 1488, 1523, 1532, 1542, 1548, 1561, 1566, 1582, 1593, 1599, 1601

NOTE: The Mari and Mairi spellings below both refer to a woman of Anglo-Norman descent.

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Máire, 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. 1396)
DM1396.13Maire inghen Uí Chatháin ben Uí Dhochartaigh
(d. 1435)
Co1419.33ANMairi a Burc
Co1435.9ANCundais Desmuman Mari a Burc
U3U1435.3ANCundais Desmumhan [unrelated]: .i. ingen Mic Uilliam Burc, .i. ben Shemais Iarla
(d. 1487)
U3U1487.37Maire, ingen Rughraidhe, mic Ardgail Meg Mhathgamna, nech do bí ina mnai ag Brian, mac Pilib Meg Uidhir ["Mary, daughter of Rughraidhe, son of Ardgal Mag Mathgamna, one that was the wife of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir"]
(d. 1488)
U3U1488.23Mairia, ingen Domnaill Ballaigh Mic Domnaill, .i. in bean do bi ag Conn, mac Aedha Buidhe h-Ui Neill ["Mary, daughter of Domnall Mac Domnaill the Freckled, namely, wife of Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny"]
(d. 1523)
EM1523.4Máire inghen I Mhaille ben Mic Suibhne Fánat
(d. 1532)
Co1532.8Ingen Meic Shuibne Fhanad .i. Máire ben Í Bhaigill
LC2LC1532.7Inghen Mhic Shúibhne Fhánad .i. Máire, .i. ben h-I Bháighill
EM1532.5Máire inghen Mic Suibhne Fhánat bean Uí Bhaoighill
(d. 1542)
EM1542.26Maire inghen Meg Samhradháin, ben Még Flannchaidh (Feradhach)
(d. 1548)
EM1548.2Maire inghen Meic Con Midhe
(d. 1561)
EM1561.2Maire inghen An Chalbhaigh, mic Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh Uí Domhnaill ben í Neill Sheain
(d. 1566)
EM1566.2Maire inghen Mhaghnasa mic Aodha Duibh mic Aodha Ruaidh Uí Dhomhnaill ben Mécc Aengasa
(d. 1582)
EM1582.30Maire inghen Chuinn I Neill, ben t-Somhairle Buidhe Mec Domhnaill
(d. 1582)
LC2LC1582.19Mairi a Burc ingen Oileueruis, ben an Abaid Caoich ["Mary Burk, daughter of Oliver, wife of the Blind Abbot"]
(d. 1593)
FM1593.8Maire inghean Corbmaic Óicc mic Chorbmaic, mic Taidhcc Meg Carthaigh ben Uí Suillebháin Moir
(b. 1599)
LC2LC1599.2Maire ingen Taidhg Dhaill Uí Uiginn
(d. 1601)
FM1601.14Maire inghen Chuinn Ó Domhnaill ben Ó Baoighill Tadhcc Ócc, mac Taidhcc mic Toirrdealbhaigh

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