by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 05 June 2006
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:
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Diarmait|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Diarmata|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Diarmaid|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Diarmada|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||30|
|Found in Years:||615, 689, 821, 823, 824, 903, 974, 1099, 1119, 1132, 1154, 1202, 1263, 1313, 1325, 1336, 1341, 1455, 1464, 1474, 1475, 1488, 1506, 1510, 1564, 1582, 1585|
Further information about the name Diarmait / Diarmaid, 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.
Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.
|AN||indicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family|
|AS||indicates an Anglo-Saxon|
|N||indicates a Norseman|
|P||indicates a Pict|
|R||indicates a person holding a religious office|
|S||indicates 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 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. 615) U U615.2 R Diarmato tertii abbatis Cluana Iraird (d. 689) U U689.3 R Diarmato Midi filii Airmedaig Ceci (d. 821) A M821.2 R Diarmait, mac Donnchadha, abb Roiss Each (d. 823) A M823.3 R Diarmuid ua Aodha Róin, angcoire & dochtuir derscaighthe esidhe [Diarmaid, grandson of Aedh Roin, who was an anchorite, and a distinguished doctor] (d. 824) A M824.7 Diarmuid, mac Neill, tigherna Deisceirt Bregh (d. 903) B M903.3 R Diarmaid, abb Daire Calgaigh (d. 974) U U974.2 R Diarmait m. Dochartaigh, comarba Mo Lasse (d. 974) U U974.4 Diarmait m. Donnchada (d. 1099) U U1099.3 R Diarmait H. Mael Athgen airchinnech Duin B M1099.2 R Diarmaitt Ua Maol Aithghen, airchinneach Dúin (d. 1119) B M1119.3 R Diarmaid Ua Lenna, comharba Shenain Innsi Cathaigh, saoi aithrichce (d. 1132) B M1132.13 Diarmait Mac Eiticcén, taoiseach Cloinne Diarmada (d. 1154) B M1154.5 Diarmaid Ua Conchobhair, tigherna Ciarraighe Luachra (d. 1202) C M1202.9 Diarmaitt mac Airt Uí Maoileachloinn (d. 1263) C M1263.6 Diarmait Clereach mac Corbmaic Meic Diarmata (d. 1313) Co 1313.3 Diarmait Clerec h. Briain ri Muman (d. 1325) Co 1325.3 Diarmait h. Mailbrenainn rigtoisech Clainni Conchobair (d. 1336) Co 1336.9 Diarmait h. Flannacan dux Clainni Cathail (d. 1341) Co 1341.11 Diarmait Ruad mac Cormaic Oicc Meic Diarmada (d. 1455) D M1455.16 O Caiside Cúile, .i. Diarmait Ruadh mac Neill Ruaidh (d. 1464) D M1464.2 R Diarmaitt Mac Murcadhain sacart toccaidhe (d. 1464) D M1464.9 Mac Diarmata Ruaidh, .i. Diarmait, mac Maoilechluinn (d. 1474) D M1474.18 Diarmaid Gall mac Mec Diarmatta Gall (d. 1474) D M1474.19 Diarmaid mac Concobhair mic Seaffraidh toiseach Cloinne Cathail (d. 1475) D M1475.6 Diarmait mac Briain Uí Birn (d. 1488) D M1488.12 Diarmaid mac Seain Luircc mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomnaill (d. 1506) E M1506.12 Mag Carthaigh Cairbreach .i. Diarmaid mac Diarmada an Dúnaidh mic Domhnaill Riabhaigh (d. 1510) E M1510.10 Diarmaid mac Domhnaill mic Domhnaill Mhég Carthaigh Cluasaigh (d. 1563) E M1563.8 Mac Bruaidedha ollamh O m-Bracain & O b-Fermaic [unrelated] .i. Diarmait, mac Concobhair mic Diarmata, mic Seain (d. 1582) E M1582.37 Diarmaitt Ulltach mac Seain (d. 1585) E M1585.7 Diarmaitt, mac Domhnaill Meg Congail
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