by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 18 November 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:
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) nominative form:||[unknown]|
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) genitive form:||[unknown]|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Rónán|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Rónáin|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Rónán|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Rónáin|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||35|
|Found in Years:||590, 593, 605, 610, 615, 620, 624, 625, 626, 632, 634, 647, 650, 654, 656, 658, 660, 661, 664, 665, 669, 670, 672, 676, 693, 703, 704, 706, 729, 730, 732, 737, 759, 763, 764, 814, 823, 842, 844, 867, 869, 885, 938, 966, 988, 989, 1014, 1025, 1117|
Further information about the name Rónán, 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. ?) U U594.1 Gerrtide, ri Cianachtae T T593.3 Gerthidhe mac Ronain rí Cianachta A M590.2 Gerthidhe, mac Ronain, tigherna Ciannachta [[unknown] maqqas Colomagni] (d. 610-615) T T605.6 Ronan mac Colman rí Laigen T T615.4 Ronain maic Colmain, ríg Laigen A M610.4 Ronan, mac Colmain, rí Laighen [[unknown] maqqas Totavali] (d. 620-626) U U625.2 Ronan m. Tuathail rex na n-Airther U U625.2 Ronan macc Tuathail T T625.5 Ronan mac Tuathail, rí na n-Airrther T T625.6 Ronan mac Tuathail A M620.5 Ronan, mac Tuathail, tigherna na n-Airther A M620.7 Ronán mac Tuathail I I626.1 Rónáin m. Thuathail [[unknown] maqqas Colomagni] (d. 615-624) U U624.1 Ronain mc. Colmain A M624.4 Ronan, mac Colmain T T624.1 Ronain maic Colmain [[unknown] maqqas Baidagni] (d. 632) U U632.2 Ronain m. Baetain [[unknown] maqqas Vergoso] (d. 634) U I634.2 Ronain m. Fergussa U U647.2 Duncath aue Ronain U U656.4 Crunnmael Erbuilc m. Ronain regis Lagenensium T T656.3 Crunmail Erbuilg, maic Ronaín, rig Laigen Desgabair A M650.5 Cruindmaol Erbuilgg, mac Ronáin, toisech Laighen Desgabhair T T654.4 Congal mac Ronain U U658.1 Cellaig m. Sarainl^Ronain ["Cellach son of Sárán or Rónán"] (d. ?) U U658.1 Blaithmicc m. Ronain m. Coluimb U U661.1 Tommene mc. Ronain episcopus Ard Machae A M660.9 S. Tomene, mac Ronáin, epscop Arda Macha [[unknown] maqqas Biraci] (d. 664-665) A M664.1 S. Ronan mac Beroigh T T665.4 Ronan mac Beraig A M796.6 Taisi naomh Ronáin, mic Beraigh, do chor i n- áirc baí ar na h-imdenamh d'ór & d'argatt. ["The relics of Ronan, son of Bearach were placed in a shrine formed of gold and silver."] T T1043.6 na naim .i. Mochta & Ronan B M1043.11 na naoimh [unrelated] .i. Mochta & Ronán ["the saints [unrelated] namely, Mochta and Ronan"] U U669.4 Maele Duin m. Maenaich A M669.3 Maol Dúin ua Ronain U U670.6 Dunchado h-ui Ronain A M669.7 Dunchadh ua Ronáin U U672.3 Cummascaich m. Ronain T T672.3 Cumascaigh maic Ronain A M670.5 Cumasccach, mac Ronáin U U676.2 Boidb filii Ronain h-oi Congaile ["Bodb son of Rónán grandson of Congal"] U U693.3 Ceallach m. Ronain Moir [Rónán] A M703.2 Adhamhnan mac Ronáin, abb Iae Coluim Cille U U704.2 Adomnanus [unrelated] abbas Iae [Rónán] A M706.2 Fionnchoin h-ua Ronáin [Rónán mac Mruichesaig] A M729.2 Suibhne, mac Cronnmaoil, mic Ronain, epscop Arda Macha U U730.5 Suibne alias mc. Crunnmail nepos Mruichesaich episcopus Airdd Machae ["Suibne alias son of Crunnmael, grandson of Mruichesach, bishop of Ard Macha"] [Rónán] (d. 732-737) U U737.1 R Ronain abbatis Cinn Garadh T T737.1 R Ronain, ab Cínd Garadh A M732.2 R Ronán, abb Cinn Garadh [Rónán] (d. 759-764) A M759.3 R Ronan, abb Cluana Mic Nóis U U764.2 R Ronain abbatis Cluana Moccu Nois [Rónán] (d. 763) I I763.1 R Ronain, epscoip Lis Moir [Rónán ] (d. 814) U U814.7 R Ronan nepos Lochdheirc episcopus [Rónán] U U823.6 R Ronan, abbas Cluana M. Nois [Rónán] (d. 842-844) U U844.2 R Ronan, abbas Cluana M. Nois A M842.5 R Ronán, abb Cluana Mic Nóis [Rónán] U U867.8 Mel Ciaran m. Ronain U U869.4 Mael Ciarain m. Ronain, rignia airthir Erenn, feinid foghla Gall ["Mael Ciaráin son of Rónán, royal champion of eastern Ireland, a warrior who plundered the foreigners"] [Rónán mac Cathail] A M885.4 R Ronán, mac Cathail, abb Cluana Dolcain [Rónán mac Cathail] B M938.3 Duibh Indrecht, mac Ronáin, abb Cluana Dolcáin [Rónán mac meic ] (d. 966) B M966.6 Ronán, mac Bruadair, mic Duibhgiolla [Rónán] U U989.8 Echmilid m. Ronain, ri na n-Airther B M988.10 Echmhílidh, mac Ronáin, tigherna na n-Airther [Rónán] (d. 1014) U U1014.9 R Ronan comarba Feicin B M1014.2 R Ronán, comharba Fechin [Rónán mac ] (d. 1025) I I1025.6 Rónáin m. Cuirc, rí Muscraige Mittaine [Rónán] U U1117.3 Mael Brighte m. Ronan comarba Cenannsa B M1117.12 Maol Brighde Mac Ronáin, comhorba Cenannsa, & ar muintire Cenannsa uime ["Maelmuire Ua Dunain, Archbishop of Munster, head of the clergy of Ireland, and lord of the almsdeeds of the west of Europe"] MCB1 MCB1117.8 Mael Brighde Mac Ronain [...] Ceanannais
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