Index of Names in Irish Annals: Glún Iairn

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 12 March 2010

Masculine Given Names: Glún Iairn


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: 9
Found in Years: 891, 895, 896, 982, 983, 988, 989, 1013, 1014, 1031, 1036, 1041, 1045, 1070, 1124, 1171

Research Notes:

DIL (p. 365, col. 115, s.n. glún) says of this name:

Glún Iairn: nprm. is a translation of the Norse "Iarn-kné, which name in its earlier appearances in AU is Iercne, Ergne"


Further information about the name Glún Iairn 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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. ?)
UU895.6NGlun Iaraind
AM890.15NGlún Iarainn
CSCS896NGlun Tradna mac Glúin Iaráinn
AM891.15NGlún Tradhna, mac Glun Iarainn
(d. 988-989)
UU983.2Nn-Glun Iarn mac Amlaim
TT983.1NGlun Íaraind mac Amlaim, maic máthar Mail Sechnaill Moír
CSCS983NGlún Iarainn mac Amlaibh
BM982.5Nn-Gluin Iarnd mac Amhlaoibh .i. mac máthar Maoileachlainn ["Gluniairn, son of Amhlaeibh, i.e. the son of Maelseachlainn's mother"]
UU989.3NGlun Iairn, ri Gall
CSCS989NGlun Iarainn mac Amlaibh righ Gall
II989.3NGlún Iarn m. Amlaíb, rí Gall
TT989.1NGlun Iaraínd mac Amlaim, rí Gall
BM988.15NGluin Iarn, mac Amhlaoibh, tigherna Gall
UU1014.2NGilla Ciarain m. Gluin Iairnn rigdomna Gall
CSCS1014NDupgall mac Amlaibh et Gilla Cíaráin mac Glúin Iarainn dha righdamna Gall
LCLC1014.3Gilla Ciaráin mac Glúin Iaruinn, rigdhamhna Gall
BM1013.11NDubhghall, mac Amhlaoibh, & Giolla Ciaráin mac Gluin Iairn, dá tanaisi Gall ["Dubhghall, son of Amhlaeibh, and Gillaciarain, son of Gluniairn, two tanists of the foreigners"]
(d. 1031)
TT1031.2NGlun Iaraind mac Sitriuca
BM1031.12NGlun Iairn, mac Sitricc
(d. ?)
[Note: this person is likely one of the men listed above, but it is impossible from this entry to be certain which one.]
TT1036.9mac Gluin Iaraind
(d. 1041)
TT1041.8Da mac Faelain maic Murchada .i. Dondchadh & Glun Iaraind
BM1041.9Dá mhac mhic Fhaoláin, mic Murchadha .i. Dondchadh, & Glun Iarn
(d. 1045)
UU1045.2Glun Iarainn H. Cleirchen ri H. Cairpri
TT1045.1Glún Iaraind h-Ua Cleirchen, ri h-Ua Cairpri
LCLC1045.1Glúniarainn .H. Cléirchén, ri .H. g-Cairpri
BM1045.10Gluin Iarn Ua Clercen, tigherna Ua Coirpre
(d. 1070)
UU1070.12Glun Iairn m. Diarmata
TT1070.3Glun Iaraind h-úa Mail na m-Bó
II1070.3Glun Iairn mc. Diarmata m. Maíl na m-Bó
BM1070.8Glúin Iarn, mac Diarmada, mic Maoil na m-Bó
(d. 1124)
BM1124.11Gluin Iarn, Mac Brain, tigherna Airthir Ua f-Faoláin
(d. ?)
UU1171.4Sadhbh, ingen Gluin Iairnn Mic Murchadha, comarba Brighte
BM1171.2Sadhbh, inghen Glúin Iairn Mic Murchadha, banchomharba Brighde
LCLC1171.3Sadhbh, ingen Gluin Iarainn mic Murchadha, comarba Brígde

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