Index of Names in Irish Annals: Áine

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 22 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Áine


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 women found in the annals with this name: 13
Found in Years: 1169, 1171, 1316, 1319, 1325, 1329, 1381, 1382, 1386, 1405, 1419, 1427, 1431, 1441, 1468

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Áine, 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.

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)
MCB1MCB1165.6Aine ingin Mic Murchadha
MCB1MCB1169.2Aine ingean Diarmada [The entry is explicit that her father is Mac Murchadha.]
(d. 1171)
UU1171.6Ane, ingen Mic Duinn Sleibhe, righan Oirghiall
(d. 1316-1319)
U2U1316.5Aine ingen Mic Diarmata, ben Mic ConShnama
Co1319.4Aine ingen Meic Diarmata ben Meic Consnama
CM1319.3Aine inghean Meic Diarmata ben Mheic Con Snámha
LCLC1319.4Aine ingean Mic Diarmada, ben Mic Consnamha
(d. 1325-1329)
U2U1325.14Aine ingen Fherghail h-Ui Raighilligh, ben Tomaltaigh Mic Diarmata
Co1329.8Aine ingen Fergail h. Raigillig ben Tomaltaig Meic Diarmata
CM1329.7Aine inghean Ferghail Uí Raighilligh ben Tomaltaigh Meic Diarmata
LCLC1329.7Aine inghen Fergail .H. Raighilligh, ben Tomultaigh Mic Diarmada
Clyear 1329 (p. 287)An Daughter of fferall o'Kelly[sic] & wife to Tomaltagh mcDermode [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1381)
DM1381.11a bean Aine ingean Meic Con Mara
DM1381.22Aini inghean Meic Con Mara a bhean ["Aine, daughter of Mac Namara, his wife" "his wife" refers to her husband who is named earlier in that entry.]
(d. 1382)
U3U1382.10Aine, ingen Echmarcaigh, mic Magnusa, .i. airdbiatach & cenn fine a cinidh fein, ben in Maighistir Moir h-Ui Eogain, .i. Matha, mac Concobuir h-Ui Eogain (.i. in aircidheochain, & do bi in Matha-sin ceithri bliadhna deg i n-Oxanphort co contineidech ag denum leighinn) ["Aine, daughter of Echmarcach, son of Maghnus, namely, chief entertainer and tribe-head of her own ilk, wife of the great Master Ua Eogain, namely, Matthew, son of Concobur Ua Eogain (that is, the Archdeacon) and that Matthew was fourteen years continuously in Oxford delivering lectures"]
(d. 1386)
Co1386.2Aine ingen Taidg Meic Donnchada uxur Tigernan h. Ruairc ri Brefne, aenroga ban Lethe Cuinn
LC2LC1386.1Aine, inghean Taidhg Mic Donnchaidh, uxor Tighearnain .H. Ruairc, ri Breifneen rogha ban Leithe Cuind
DM1386.1Aine inghen Taidhg Meic Donnchaidh ben Tighernáin Uí Ruairc (tighearna Breifne)
U3U1386.2Aine, ingen Mic Donnchaidhb, [unrelated], .i. ben h-Ui Ruairc, sai mna.
Clyear 1386 (p. 312)The Lady Anye, Daughter to Teige mcDonogh, and wife to Tygernan o'Royrck [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1405)
Co1405.20Aine ingen Briain Meg Tigernan
LC2LC1405.19Aine inghean Briain meg Tighearnan
(d. 1419)
U3U1419.16Aine, ingen Henri Mic Caba, mathair clainni abbad Leasa Gabail, .i. Tomas, abb, .i. mac in Airchideochain Moir ["Aine, daughter of Henry Mac Caba, mother of the children of the abbot of Lis-gabhail, that is, Thomas the abbot, namely, son of The Great Archdeacon"]
(d. 1427)
DM1427.12Aine inghen Uí Bhirn bean Meg Raghnaill (.i. Sefraidh)
U3U1427.7Aine, ingen Cormuic h-Ui Birn, .i. ben Meg Raghnaill, .i. t-Sheffraigh
(d. 1431)
DM1431.18Aine inghen Uí Ruairc ben Ui Fherghail
U3U1431.4Aine, ingen h-Ui Ruairc, .i. ben h-Ui Fergail
(d. 1441)
U3U1441.14Aine, ingen Emainn Meg Samhradhain
(d. 1466-1468)
Co1468.29Aine ingen Meg Eochagan ben Meg Uidir
DM1466.4Aine ingen Megeochagain ben Meg Uidhir
U3U1466.3Aine, ingen Meg Eochagain, .i. ben Tomais Oig Meg Uidhir, righ Fer Manach

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