by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 26 March 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:
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) form:||Muirenn|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) form:||Muirenn|
|Number of women found in the annals with this name:||6|
|Found in Years:||643, 645, 649, 743, 748, 828, 829, 831, 916, 917, 918, 962, 964, 972, 977, 979|
Further information about the name Muirenn, 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) M 643.1 dana Mairenn M 643.1 Muirenn in bhen A M645.3 Muirend T T649.1 Muireann M 649.1 Mairenn dana ben Ragallaig M 649.1 Mairenn ingen (d. 748) U U748.6 Muirenn filia Cellaigh Cualann, regina Irgalaigh T T748.8 Muireand, ingen Chellaigh Cualand, regina h-Irgalaig A M743.7 Muirend, inghen Ceallaigh Cualann, ben Iorgalaigh (d. 828-831) U U831.2 R Muirenn, abatissa Cille Dara A M829.3 R Muirend banab Cille Dara CS CS831 R Muirenn abbatisa Cille Dara Cl year 828 (p. 132) R Morean, abbesse of Kildare [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 916-918) B M916.6 R Muireand, inghen Suairt ban-abb Cille Dara U U918.3 R Muirenn ingin Suairt, abatisa Cille Daro CS CS918 R Muirenn ingen Suairt abbatissa Cille Dara Cl year 917 (p. 146) R Moreann, daughter of Swart, abbesse of Kildare [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 962-964) B M962.7 R Muiriond, inghen mic Colmáin, banabb Cilli Dara CS CS964 R Muirenn ingen meic Colmáin abbatisa Cille Dara (d. 972-979) U U979.1 R Muirenn ingin Congalaig, comarba Brigti B M977.6 R Muirend, inghen Chonghalaigh, banabb Cille Dara CS CS979 R Muirenn ingen Congalaigh comarba Brigde Cl year 972 (p. 158) R Morean daughter of king Congalagh, abesse of Kildare [Note: 17th C translation.]
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