Index of Names in Irish Annals: Mac Bethad

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 17 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Mac Bethad


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: 1014, 1041, 1058, 1085, 1086, 1106, 1152, 1193

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Mac Bethad, 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. 1014)
UU1014.2Macc Beathadh m. Muiredaigh Cloin ri Ciaraidhe Luachra
II1014.2Mc. m-Bethad mac Muirethaich, ri Ciarraige Luachra
LCLC1014.3mac Bethaid mic Muireghaigh Chloein, rí Ciarraighe Luacra
(d. 1041)
UU1041.2Mac Beathad m. Ainmereard-ollam Ard Macha & Erenn
LCLC1041.2Mac Bethaid, mic Bethaid, mic Ainmire, ard-ollam Aird Machai & Erenn airchena
BM1041.4Mac Bethaidh, mac Ainmire, árd-ollamh Arda Macha, & Ereand archena
(d. 1058)
UU1058.6SM. Beathadh m. Finnlaich airdrigh Alban
TT1058.5SMac Bethadh mac Findlaich, aird-rí Alban
LCLC1058.4SMac Bethad mac Finn Laoich, airdrig Alban
(d. 1086)
UU1086.2M. Beathadh H. Concobuir ri Ciaraidhe
II1086.3Mc. Bethad h-Ua Conchubair, rí Ciarraige Luachra
BM1086.13Mac Beathadh Ua Conchobhair, tigherna Ciarraighe
(d. 1106)
II1085.2RMc. Bethad h-U Ailgenain
II1106.2RMacc Bethad h-Ua h-Áilgenáin, comarba Barre
BM1106.2RMac Bethadh Ua h-Ailghenan, comharba Bairre
(d. ?)
MCB1MCB1152.1Mac Beathadh & Mac Craith, dis mac athar Diarmada Sugaigh ["Mac Beathadh and Mac Craith, two sons of Diarmaid Súgach's father"]
(d. 1193)
LCLC1193.10RMac Bethaid .H. Dobhailén, airchinnech Camcha

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