Index of Names in Irish Annals: Raghnailt

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.7, updated 23 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Raghnailt


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: 11
Found in Years: 1211, 1226, 1255, 1257, 1268, 1298, 1325, 1381, 1393, 1417, 1421, 1473

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Raghnailt, 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. 1211)
CM1211.8Raghnailt & Caillech Dé dí inghin Ruaidhri Ui Concobhair ["Raghnailt and Caillech De, two daughters of Roderic O'Conor"]
(d. 1255-1257)
Clyear 1226 (p. 232)the lady Ranelt, Hugh his wife and daughter of o'fferall [Note: 17th C translation.]
Co1255.18Ragnailt ingen h. Fergail
LCLC1255.17Raghnailt, inghen h-I Fhergail
Co1257.23Ragnailt ingen Amlaib h. Fergail
CM1255.11Ragnailt ingen Uí Fhergail
LCLC1257.18Raghnailt, ingen h-I Ferghail
(d. 1268)
Co1268.5Ragnailt ingen h.Conchobair ben Cathail h. Madadan
LCLC1268.3Raghnailt, inghen h-I Conchobair, ben Chathail h-I Madadháin
(d. 1298)
II1298.1Regnailt ingean meic Briain
(d. 1325)
CM1325.10Raghnailt ingen Andaidh Uí Raghallaigh ben Donnchadha Meg Bradaigh
(d. 1381)
U3U1381.9Raghnailt, ingen Meg Bradaigh, .i. ben Meg Dhorchaidh
(d. 1393)
Co1393.9Ragnailt ingen meic Fedlimid h. Conchobair
LC2LC1393.8Raghnailt, inghean mic Feidhlimidh .H. Conchobhair
DM1393.9Raghnailt inghean Aodha mic Feidhlimidh Uí Choncobhair
U3M1393.9Raghnailt, ingen Aedha, mic Feidhlimthe h-Ui Conchobuir, .i. sai mna ["Raghnailt, daughter of Aedh, son of Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobuir, namely, an excellent woman"]
(d. 1417)
Co1417.14Ragnailt ingen Dondchada h. Birn, ben Diarmata Meic Diarmata prius & ben Uilliam meic Bater meic Sir Dauid a Burcc & ben Cumscraig Meg Ragnaill
(d. 1421)
Co1421.18ingen Ragnailt Dub ingen h. Briain ben h. Flaithbertaich
(d. 1473)
Co1473.45Ragnailt ingen h. Anligi
(d. 1468)
DM1486.27Raghnailt inghen t-Seaain mec Con Mara ben Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Taidhg Uí Bhriain tighearna Tuadhmhumhan Airtheraigh

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