by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 01 September 2007
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:
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Irial|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Iriail|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||1|
|Found in Years:||1396, 1461, 1462, 1467, 1471, 1473, 1475, 1485, 1486, 1487, 1491, 1500, 1588|
Further information about the name Irial 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.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 1396) U3 U1396.1 Irial h-Ua Lochlainn, .i. tigherna Corcu Mruadh D M1396.5 Irial Ua Lochlainn tighearna Chorc' Modruadh (d. ?) U3 U1471.7 Cathair, mac Iriail, mic Fheidhlim Co 1471.9 Cathal mac Irial meic Fedlim h. Raigillig D M1471.9 Cathal mac Iriail mic Feidlim Uí Raghailligh (d. ?) U3 U1485.23 Cathair, mac Iriail, mic Philib, mic Eogain, mic Semuis D M1485.17 Cathaoir mac Iriail mic Pilip (d. ?) D M1461.15 cloinn Iriail I Ferghail Co 1462.13 mac Iriel h. Fergail Co 1467.4 Irial h. Fergail D M1467.8 Irial Ua Feargail Co 1467.4 Irieil [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] D M1467.8 Iriail [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] Co 1473.34 H. Fergail [unrelated] .i. Irial D 1473.26 Ua Ferghail Irial U3 U1475.2 le clainn Iriail h-Ui Ferghail D M1486.29 Sliocht Íriail Uí Feargail U3 U1486.28 Gilla na Naem, mac Iriail h-Ui Ferghail U3 U1486.38 Rughraidhe, mac Iriail h-Ui Fherghail U3 U1487.1 le clainn Uaithne, mic Iriail h-Ui Ferghail, .i. le Tadhg, mac Uaithne & araile [the sons of Uaithne, son of Irial Ua Ferghail, that is, by Tadhg, son of Uaithne and another son] U3 U1491.9 Aodh, mac Iriail h-Ui Ferghail [Note: this entry specifies his brothers are "Rughraidhe, & Gilla na Naem"] U3 U1496.16 Rughraidhe, mac Iriail h-Ui Fherghail U3 U1500.17 O Ferghail [unrelated], .i. Rughraidhe, mac Iriail h-Ui Ferghail D M1500.9 O Fearghail Rudhraighe mac Iriail (d. ?) LC2 LC1588.10 Gilla na Naom mac Iriail Uí Uiginn
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