Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cú Maige / Cú Mhaighe

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 08 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Cú Maige / Cú Mhaighe


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 men found in the annals with this name: 7
Found in Years: 1102, 1121, 1176, 1178, 1381, 1385, 1403, 1448, 1524

Research Notes:

OCM (p. 64 s.n. Cú Maige) says that this name means: "'hound of the plain'".


Further information about the name Cú Maige / Cú Mhaighe 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.

Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates a person from Scotland

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. 1102)
BM1102.4RCú Mhaighe Ua Cairill, airchindeach Dúin
UU1102.4RCú Mhaighi H. Cairill airchinnech Duin
(d. 1121)
UU1121.2Cu Maighi m. Deoraidh H. Fhlaind ri Derlais
BM1121.4Cu Maighe mac Deoradha Uí Floinn, tigherna Durlais
[Cú Maige h-Ua Flainn] (d. 1176)
UU1176.2Bean Midhe, ingen Donnchadhah-Ui Cerbaill, ben Con Maighi h-Ui Fhlainn, rigan h-Ua Tuirtrí & Fer Lí
TT1176.17Cú Muighe mac Ín Deoradh h-Úi Flainn, rí Tuirtri
CM1176.5Benmidhe inghen Donnchadha Uí Cherbhaill, ben Chonmhaighe Ui Flainn, bainticcherna Ua t-Tuirtre & Fher Lí
UU1176.10Cu Maighe h-Ua Flainn, h-Ua Turtri & Fer Lí & Dal Araide
LCLC1178.9Cú Mhoighe O Flóinn, rí .H. Tuirtri & b-Fer Lí
CM1176.6Cú Maighe Ua Flainn ticcherna Ua t-Tuirtre, Fher Lí, & Dal Araidhe
[Cú Mhaighe Ó Catháin] (d. 1385)
DM1381.14Fionnghuala inghen Con Maighe Ui Chatháin bean Toirrdhealbhaigh Meic Suibhne
DM1385.5Cú Maighe Ó Cathain tighearna Oirectha Uí Chatháin
DM1403.9Maghnus mac Con Maighe Uí Catháin tighearna Ciannachta
DM1448.1Diarmaitt Mág Con Maighe
[Cú Mhaighe mac Briain Fhinn Uí Chatháin] (d. 1524)
EM1524.7Cu Maighe mac Briain Fhinn Uí Chatháin
Co1524.12Cu Maighe mac Briain Finn h. Cathain
[Cú Mhaighe Ballach mac Domhnaill Uí Catháin] (d. 1524)
Co1524.13Cú Maighe Ballach mac Domnaill I Chathain
EM1524.8Cu Mhaighe Ballach mac Domhnaill I Chatáin saoí dhuine uasail ar a chumhactaibh

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