Index of Names in Irish Annals: Diarmait / Diarmaid

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

Masculine Given Names: Diarmait / Diarmaid


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: 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

Research Notes:


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.

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. 615)
UU615.2RDiarmato tertii abbatis Cluana Iraird
(d. 689)
UU689.3RDiarmato Midi filii Airmedaig Ceci
(d. 821)
AM821.2RDiarmait, mac Donnchadha, abb Roiss Each
(d. 823)
AM823.3RDiarmuid ua Aodha Róin, angcoire & dochtuir derscaighthe esidhe [Diarmaid, grandson of Aedh Roin, who was an anchorite, and a distinguished doctor]
(d. 824)
AM824.7Diarmuid, mac Neill, tigherna Deisceirt Bregh
(d. 903)
BM903.3RDiarmaid, abb Daire Calgaigh
(d. 974)
UU974.2RDiarmait m. Dochartaigh, comarba Mo Lasse
(d. 974)
UU974.4Diarmait m. Donnchada
(d. 1099)
UU1099.3RDiarmait H. Mael Athgen airchinnech Duin
BM1099.2RDiarmaitt Ua Maol Aithghen, airchinneach Dúin
(d. 1119)
BM1119.3RDiarmaid Ua Lenna, comharba Shenain Innsi Cathaigh, saoi aithrichce
(d. 1132)
BM1132.13Diarmait Mac Eiticcén, taoiseach Cloinne Diarmada
(d. 1154)
BM1154.5Diarmaid Ua Conchobhair, tigherna Ciarraighe Luachra
(d. 1202)
CM1202.9Diarmaitt mac Airt Uí Maoileachloinn
(d. 1263)
CM1263.6Diarmait Clereach mac Corbmaic Meic Diarmata
(d. 1313)
Co1313.3Diarmait Clerec h. Briain ri Muman
(d. 1325)
Co1325.3Diarmait h. Mailbrenainn rigtoisech Clainni Conchobair
(d. 1336)
Co1336.9Diarmait h. Flannacan dux Clainni Cathail
(d. 1341)
Co1341.11Diarmait Ruad mac Cormaic Oicc Meic Diarmada
(d. 1455)
DM1455.16O Caiside Cúile, .i. Diarmait Ruadh mac Neill Ruaidh
(d. 1464)
DM1464.2RDiarmaitt Mac Murcadhain sacart toccaidhe
(d. 1464)
DM1464.9Mac Diarmata Ruaidh, .i. Diarmait, mac Maoilechluinn
(d. 1474)
DM1474.18Diarmaid Gall mac Mec Diarmatta Gall
(d. 1474)
DM1474.19Diarmaid mac Concobhair mic Seaffraidh toiseach Cloinne Cathail
(d. 1475)
DM1475.6Diarmait mac Briain Uí Birn
(d. 1488)
DM1488.12Diarmaid mac Seain Luircc mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomnaill
(d. 1506)
EM1506.12Mag Carthaigh Cairbreach .i. Diarmaid mac Diarmada an Dúnaidh mic Domhnaill Riabhaigh
(d. 1510)
EM1510.10Diarmaid mac Domhnaill mic Domhnaill Mhég Carthaigh Cluasaigh
(d. 1563)
EM1563.8Mac Bruaidedha ollamh O m-Bracain & O b-Fermaic [unrelated] .i. Diarmait, mac Concobhair mic Diarmata, mic Seain
(d. 1582)
EM1582.37Diarmaitt Ulltach mac Seain
(d. 1585)
EM1585.7Diarmaitt, mac Domhnaill Meg Congail

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