Index of Names in Irish Annals: Úna

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 27 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Úna


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: 16
Found in Years: 1306, 1310, 1364, 1395, 1402, 1417, 1427, 1433, 1436, 1458, 1465, 1487, 1505, 1530, 1540, 1589

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Úna, 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. 1306-1310)
CoU1306.4Una ingen Aedha mic Feidlimthe
Co1310.14Una ingen Aeda meic Fedlim
CM1310.4Una inghean Aodha mic Feidhlimidh
MCB2MCB1310.9Una inghean Aedha mic Feidhlimidh
CoLC1310.8Una, ingen Oedha mic Fhedlim
(d. ?)
U2U1364.10Una, ingin righ Lochlan [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 1395)
DM1395.11Una inghean Taidhg mic Maghnusa Uí Choncobhair ben Még Uidhir
U3U1395.7Una, ingen Taidhg h-Ui Conchobuir, .i. ben Aedha Meg Uidhir
Clyear 1395 (p. 316)The lady Owna, Daughter of Teige mcMagnus o'Connor and wife to MaGwyer [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. ?)
Co1402.8aenmac Una ingine Tairrdelbaig h. Conchobair
LC2LC1402.7Cu Chonnacht mac Maghnusa mic Con Chondacht .H. Raighilligh, righdamhna Breifne, ocus aen mhac Una inghine Toirrdhealbaigh .H. Chonchobair ["Cuchonnacht, son of Maghnus, son of Cuchonnacht O'Raighilligh, the royal heir of Breifne, and only son of Una, daughter of Toirdhelbhach O'Conchobhair"]
DM1402.11Una inghen Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Concobhair
(d. 1417)
DM1417.10Una inghen Domhnaill Uí Néill bean Néill óig Uí Néill
(d. 1427)
DM1427.8Una inghen Aedha Meg Uidhir ben Uí Ruairc, .i. Taidhg
U3U1427.6Una, ingen Aedha Megh Uidhir, .i. bean h-Ui Ruairc, .i. Taidhg
(d. ?)
DM1433.5Una inghean Seaain Ui Raghailligh
U3U1433.1Una, ingen t-Sheaain h-Ui Raighilligh
(d. 1436)
Co1436.6Una ingen h. Conchobair Duind ben Briain Meic Donnchada
(d. 1458)
U3U1458.10Una, ingen Tomais Meg Uidhir
(d. 1465)
U3U1465.2Ben Mic Cathmhail (.i. Eogan) [unrelated], .i. Una, ingen h-Ui Neill (.i. Enri)
(d. 1487)
U3U1487.37Una, ingen Domnaill Bain h-Ui Raighilligh, in bean do bi ag Toirrdelbach, mac Pilib Meg Uidhir
(d. 1505)
U3U1505.22Ingen Meg Samradhain, .i. Una, ben Fhailghi, mic Domnaill Bain h-Ui Raighilligh
(d. 1530)
U3U1530.4Inghen Aédha Caeích Ui Neill, .i. Una, .i. bean Taidg Buíde mhic Meg Craith, .i. mac Ruirigh, mic Diarmada, mic Marcuis Meg Craith
(d. 1530)
Co1530.19Ingen Meic an Baird .i. Una
LC2LC1530.18Inghen Mic in Bhaird .i. Una
(d. 1540)
LC2LC1540.16Una ingen Maol Ruanaidh mic Cormaic Mic Diarmada
(d. 1589)
LC2LC1589.36Conndaois Tuamuman .i. ingen mic I Briain Aradh, ocus Una a h-ainm, dh'ec. ["The countess of Tuadh-Mumha, i.e., the daughter of Mac-I-Briain-Aradh, (and her name was Una)"]
FM1589.4Contaoís Chonntae an Cláir Una ingen Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Muircheartaigh mic Domhnaill mic Taidhcc, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Murchaidh na Raithnighe, ben Iarla Tuadhmumhan .i. Conchobhar mac Donnchaidh, mic Conchobhair, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Taidhcc Uí Bhriain

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