Index of Names in Irish Annals: Onóra

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 23 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Onóra


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: 7
Found in Years: 1383, 1546, 1577, 1579, 1583, 1594, 1600

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Onóra, 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. 1383)
DM1383.12ANOnara inghen Uilliam Burc ben Uí Mhechair
Clyear 1383 (p. 309)ANOnora daughter of Ullick Burk, o'Meaghayres wife [Note: 17th C translation.]
EM1546.1Onora ingen Tuathail Bailbh Uí Gallchubhair
(d. 1577)
EM1577.6ANOnora inghen t-Sémais mic Muiris, mic Tómais, mic an iarla, ben Piarais Buitiler mac Semais mic Emainn mecc Piarais
(d. 1579)
LC2LC1579.15Onorra ingen Donnchada mic Chonchubair I Briain
EM1579.2Onóra inghen Donnchaidh, mic Conchobhair, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Taidhcc Uí Bhriain
(d. 1583)
EM1583.16Onora ingen Domhnaill, mic Conchobhair, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Bhriain
(d. 1594)
FM1594.5Inghen mheic Uí Bhriain Ara .i.Onora ingen Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Muirchertaigh, mic Domhnaill mic Taidhcc ben Phiarais mic Emainn an Chalaidh mic Piarais Ruaidh Buitilér
(d. 1600)
FM1600.31Inghen Iarla Tuadhmumhan Onóra inghen Choncobhair mic Donnchaidh Uí Briain, ben an Mheic Muiris

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