by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 23 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:
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) form:||Nuala|
Note: See also Fionnghuala. 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:||11|
|Found in Years:||1226, 1342, 1349, 1352, 1371, 1372, 1387, 1404, 1455, 1468, 1478, 1592|
Further information about the name Nuala, 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. 1226) Co 1226.6 Nuala ingen Ruaidri h. Conchobair banrigan Ulad C M1226.6 Nuala inghen Ruaidhri Uí Conchobhair baintighearna Uladh LC LC1226.6 Núaladh ingen Rúaidhri h-I Conchobair, banríghan Uladh (d. 1342) U2 U1342.4 Nualaith ingen Meg Mathgamna (d. 1349-1352) U2 U1349.2 Nualaith ingen Mic Diarmata Co 1352.11 Nuala ingen Meic Diarmata LC2 LC1352.10 Nuala, inghen Mic Diarmada (d. 1371) U2 U1371.3 Nualaith, ingen Ui Raighillaigh, ben Tomais Mic Mathgamna (d. 1372) U2 U1372.3 Nualaith ingen Taidhg Mic Donnchaid (d. 1387) U3 U1387.1 Tomas, mac Cathail h-Ui Ferghail & ben Tomais [unrelated], .i. Nualaith, ingen h-Ui Ferghail (Murchadha, mic Gilla na Naem, mic Braein h-Ui Fergail) ["Thomas, son of Cathal Ua Ferghail and the wife of Thomas, namely, Nualaith, daughter of Ua Ferghail (of Murchadh, son of Gilla-na-naem, son of Braen Ua Fergail)"] (d. 1404) LC2 LC1404.28 Nuala inghean Domhnaill mic Muircheartaigh .H. Conchobhair, ben Fergail mic Cormaic mic Donnchaidh Co 1404.29 Nuala ingen Domnaill meic Murcertaig h. Conchobair ben Fergail meic Cormaic Meic Donnchada D M1404.9 Nualadh inghe Domhnaill mic Muircertaigh Uí Choncobhair bean Fearghail mic Corbmaic Meic Donnchaidh Cl year 1404 (p. 325) The Lady Nwaly, daughter of Donell mcMurtagh o'Connor & wife to o'fferall mcCormack mcDonogh [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 1455) U3 U1455.7 Nualaigh, ingen Cathail Moir Mic Maghnusa (d. 1468) Co 1468.33 Nuala ingen Meic Donnchada Riabaig .i. Fergal D M1468.15 a ben Nuala ingen mec Donnchaidh Riabhaigh .i. Feargal (d. 1478) U3 U1478.14 Niall Ruadh, mac Aedha Leith h-Ui Manchain [unrelated] & a ben, .i. Nualaith, ingen Ainnrias h-Ui Droma ["Niall the Red, son of Aedh Ua Manchain the Grey, and his wife, namely, Nualaith, daughter of Andrew Ua Droma"] F M1592.8 Nuala ingen Maghnusa Uí Domhnaill
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