Index of Names in Irish Annals: Sláine

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 26 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Sláine


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: 7
Found in Years: 1259, 1336, 1339, 1340, 1343, 1481, 1498, 1569, 1578

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Sláine, 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)
(d. 1259)
II1259.5RSlany ingen I Brien, banab Killy' Eon
(d. 1340-1343)
U2U1336.4Bean mic Iarla Uladh, idon, ingen Toirrdelbaigh h-Ui Briain
Co1339.7Ben meic ind Iarla Ulad .i. ingen Toirrdelbaig h. Briain
CM1339.5Inghen Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Briain ben meic iarla Uladh
Clyear 1339 (p. 293)The Daughter of terlaugh o'Bryan late wife to the earle of Ulsters sone was taken to wife by terlaugh o'Conor, & put away his owne wife, the lady Deruaile, Hugh o'Donnells Daughter. [Note: 17th C translation.]
U2U1340.1Slaine ingen Ui Briain ben Toirrdelbaigh Ui Concobuir
Co1343.3Slaine ingen h. Briain ben Toirrdelbaig h. Conchobair & derbshiur a mathar fein hi beus mortua est, & ben meic Iarla Ulad hi remi-side.
CM1343.4Slaine ingen Uí Bhriain ben Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Choncobhair righ Connacht
LCLC1343.2Slaine inghen .H. Bhriain, ben Toirrdhelbaigh .H. Chonchobhair beus, & ben mic Iarla Uladh h-i remiside
Clyear 1343 (p. 295)Slainy, o'Bryans Daughter, & wife to Terlaugh o'Connor king of Conaught, being his owne mother's sister, Died. She was before married to the earle of Ulsters son. [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1481)
Co1481.6Slaine inghen hI Briain ben Meic Uilliam Clainni Ricaird
LC2LC1481.5Slaine ingen Uí Briain, ben mic Uilliam Clainni Ricaird, .i. Uilleg Ruad mic Uillec in Finae
DM1481.6Sláine inghen Ui Bhriain ben Mec Uilliam Cloinne Riocaird
U3U1481.8Slaine, ingen h-Ui Briain, .i. ben Mic Uilliam Clainni Ricaird
(d. 1498)
U3U1498.7Slaine, ingen Mic Con Mara, .i. ingen Shida Chaim Mic Con Mara, ben Mic Uilliam Clainni Ricaird, .i. Uilleag, mac Uilleag
(d. 1498)
DM1498.12Slaine inghean Airt Ui Neill an ben Meic Uilliam Cloinne Riocaird (Uillecc mac Uillicc ele)
(d. 1569)
EM1569.3Sláine inghen Murchaidh mic Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Taidhcc, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Bhriain
(d. 1578)
EM1578.8Sláine inghean Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Taidhcc, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Briain Catha an Aonaigh

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