Index of Names in Irish Annals: Artgal, Ardgal, Ardgar / Ardghal, Ardghar

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 03 October 2006

Masculine Given Names: Artgal, Ardgal, Ardgar / Ardghal, Ardghar


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: 32
Found in Years: 513, 518, 520, 523, 683, 696, 701, 703, 744, 765, 766, 770, 777, 782, 786, 787, 791, 792, 784, 799 800, 803, 807, 872, 968, 969, 970, 973, 975, 976, 978, 979, 980, 982, 988, 989, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1015, 1006, 1007, 1011, 1015, 1018, 1019, 1059, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1124, 1126, 1127-1134, 1128, 1130-1, 1139, 1149, 1163, 1177, 1178, 1192, 1196, 1197, 1208, 1214, 1215, 1225, 1251, 1258, 1356, 1368, 1402, 1403, 1416, 1427, 1431, 1432, 1442, 1443, 1445, 1446, 1456, 1462, 1463, 1484, 1485, 1486, 1487, 1490, 1492, 1496, 1524

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Artgal, Ardgal, Ardgar / Ardghal, Ardghar 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. 513-523)
UU523.1Ardgal mc. Conuill Crethmhainne mc. Neill
TT520.1Ardgal mac Conaill Cremthaindi maic Neill
CSCS518Ardgal mac Conaill Crémhthainne meic Néll
AM513.3Ardghal, mac Conaill Cremhthainne, mic Néill
(d. ?)
TT683.3Feargal Aidhne mac Artgaile, ri Connacht
TT696.4Feargal Aidhne mac Artgaile
(d. 701)
TT703.2cum tribus filiis suis .i. Artgal & Connachtach & Fland Gerg
AM701.2Torcratar tra a thrí meic imailli ris, Artghal, Conachtach, & Fland Gergg ["There were slain also his three sons along with him, Artghal, Connachtach, and Flann Gearg" - 'his' refers to "Loingseach, mac Aongusa, mic Domhnaill"]
(d. 744)
UI744.1Ardgail, rí Éle
(d. 766)
AM766.13Artghal, mac Conaill, tigherna Coirpre Tethbha
(d. 765-770)
UU770.3RArtgal, abbas Clochair m. Doimheni
AM765.2RArdghal, abb Clochair Mic n-Daimhine
(d. 786-791)
UU782.2Artgaile m. Cathail regis Connacht
AM777.14Artghal, mac Cathail, rí Connacht
UU791.1Artgal m. Cathail rex Connacht in h-I
AM786.7Ardghal, mac Cathail, rí Connacht
(d. ?)
UU792.2Cinaedh m. Artgaile
AM787.14Cionaedh, mac Artgaile
(d. ?)
UU799.2Dub Innrecht m. Artghaile
AM794.14Dhuibh Indreacht, mac Artghaile
(d. ?)
UU800.1Connlae m. Artgaile
(d. 803)
UU803.4Artgal m. Cathusaigh, rex Insole Culenrigi, de Genere Eugain
(d. 807)
UU807.2Artghaile m. Cathasaigh regis Nepotum Cruinn na n-Airther
(d. 872)
UU872.5Artghal, rex Britanorum Sratha Cluade ["Artgal, king of the Britons of Strathclyde"]
(d. 969-976)
UU970.3h-Artgair m. Matudhan
BM968.4h-Artghal mac Madudhain
UU970.4Ardgar m. Matudain, ri Ulad
CSCS970Ardgar mac Madudain ri Uladh
II969.4Ardgail m. Matudain, ríg Ulad
BM976.8Ardghal, mac Madudháin, rí Uladh
UU982.2maccaibh Ardghair ["the sons of Ardgar"]
TT980.4h-Eochaigh, mac Ardgail, la ríg n-Ulad
CSCS980Eochaidh mac Ardgail ri Uladh
BM978.5h-Eochaidh mac Ardgair
UU989.6Eochaid m. Ardgair, ri Ulad
TT980.4h-Eochaigh, mac Ardgail, la ríg n-Ulad
BM979.6h-Eochaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Uladh
BM988.13Eochaidh, mac Ardgair, rí Uladh
TT1002.1Eochaid mac Ardgail, ri Ulad
CSCS1002Eochaidh mac ArdgailUladh
UU1004.5Eochaid m. Ardghair rí Ulad
BM1001.14Eochaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Uladh
UI1004.4Eochaid mc. Ardgail, rí Ulad
CSCS1004Eochaidh mac ArtgailUladh
BM1003.12Eochaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Uladh
UU1006.7Mael Ruanaidh mc. Ardghair
BM1004.8Mhaolruanaidh, mac Ardghair
UU1007.1Mael Ruanaidh m. Ardghair
BM1005.10Maol Ruanaidh, mac Ardghair, rí Ulad
UU1006.7Gilla Comgaill mc. Ardghair mc. Madadhain, .i. ri Ulad
BM1004.8Giolla Comhghaill, mac Ardghair
BM1011.9Niall mac Eochadha, mic Ardghair
BM1015.14Niall mac Duibh Tuinne, mac Eochadha mic Ardgair aith-rí Uladh
(d. 973)
CSCS975RArdgal mac Cos{r}achan comarba Comgaill & Finnen
BM973.3RArtghal, mac Coscracháin, comhorba Comhghaill & Finnéin
(d. 1018-1019)
UU1019.4Ardghar & Archu m. Mail Sechlainn m. Mael Ruanaid, da rigdamna Ailigh
TT1019.2Da mac Mail Sechlainn meic Mail Ruanaigh .i. Ardgal & Árchu, da rígdamna Ailig
LCLC1019.4Ardghar & Archú, meic Máil t-Sechlainn mic Moel Ruanaigh, da righdhamhna Oiligh
BM1018.8Dá mac Maoil Seachloinn, mic Maol Ruanaidh, Ardghar, & Ardchú, dá ríghdhamhna Oiligh
(d. ?)
CCC [1127-1134]Section 63cathaibh Lochlannach .i. Ceallachan mac Buadachain meic Lachtna meic Artghaile meic Shnedhgusa meic Donnghaile meic Fhaelghusa meic Nath Fraeich meic Cholgan meic Failbhe meic Aedha Duib meic Creamthaind meic Feilimidh meic Aengusa meic Nat Fraeich meic Chuirc meic Luigdech meic Oiliolla Flann Bic meic Fiachaig Muilleathain meic Eogain Moir meic Oiliolla Oluim
(d. 1064)
UU1059.4h-Ardgar m. Lochlainn
LCLC1059.4h-Ardghar Mhág Lachlainn
BM1059.18h-Ardghar mac Lachlainn
UU1062.4h-Ardghar m. Lochlainn
LCLC1061.4h-Ardghar Mhág Lachlainn
BM1062.4h-Ardghar mac Lochlainn
BM1063.10h-Ardgar, .i. mac Lochluinn
UU1064.7Ardgar m. Lochlainn ri Ailigh
TT1064.3Ardgal mac Lochlaind h-Úi Neill
LCLC1064.5Ardghal Mhág Lachlainn, rí Oiligh
II1064.4Ardgair m. Lochlaind, ríg Ailich
BM1064.7Ardghal mac Lochlainn, tigherna Oiligh
MCB1MCB1119.1Niall mac Domnaill mic Ardgail Mic Lochlainn, rídamhna Oiligh
MCB1MCB1120.5Domnall mac Ardgair Mic Lochlainn
UU1121.1Domnall m. Ardghair m. Lochlainn ardri Erenn derscaithech Goeidhel
LCLC1121.1Domnall mac Ardghair Mhég Lachlainn, derrsgaightech Goeidhel Erenn
MCB1MCB1121.1Domnall mac Ardgair Mic Loclainn, ri Eireann
BM1121.2Domhnall, mac Ardgair mic Lochlainn, rí Ereann, dearsccaightheach Gaoidheal
MCB1MCB1126.10Concubur mac Ardgair Mic Lochlainn
MCB1MCB1126.8Magnus mhac Ardgair Mic Lochlainn
MCB1MCB1128.1Madhnus mac Ardgair Mic Loclainn, ri Oiligh
MCB1MCB1130-1.1Concubur mac Ardgair Mic Lochlainn
MCB1MCB1139.1Concubur mac Ardgair Mic Loclainn, ri Oiligh
MCB1MCB1149.1Diarmaid mac Madnais mic Ardgair Mic Loclainn
(d. 1124)
UU1124.7Ardghar m. m. Aedha H. Mael Sechlainn ridomna Ailigh
LCLC1124.7Ardghar, mac mic Aodha h-I Maoilt Sechlainn
BM1124.6Ardgar, mac Aodha, ríoghdhamhna Oiligh
(d. ?)
TT1163.4Níall mac Muirchertaig maic maic Ardgair
(d. 1177)
UU1177.3la Mael Sechlainn, mac Mic Lochlainn & la h-Ardgal, mac Mic Lochlainn .i., mac don Mael Sechlainn sin ["by Mael-Sechlainn, son of Mac Lochlainn and by Ardgal, son of Mac Lochlainn (that is, son to that Mael-Sechlainn)"]
LCLC1177.6h-Ardghal Mhág Lachlainn
MCB1MCB1178.5Ardgul h- Loclainn, mac don Mael Seclainn-sin, mac righ Oilidh
CM1177.2h-Ardghal Ua Lachlainn
UU1197.1mac Ardgail h-Ui Lochlainn
LCLC1196.17mac Ardghail Mec Lachlainn
CM1197.1mac Ardgail Mhéc Lochlainn
(d. ?)
MCB1MCB1192.5h-Ardgal h- n-Annluain, ri h- Nialain
(d. 1214-1215)
U2U1215.8RArdghar h-Ua Conchubhair, episcopus Shil Muirethaigh
LCLC1215.2RArdghal .H. Conchobhair, espuc Soil Muireghaigh
CM1214.2RArdghar Ua Concobhair epscop Shíl Muiredhaigh
(d. 1225)
U2U1225.7Concobur mac Taidhg & Ardghal mac Taidhg
Co1225.32Conchobar mac meic Taidc h. Cellaig ri h. Mane & Ardgal a brathair
CM1225.10for Concobhar mac Taidhg Uí Cheallaigh (tigherna Ua Maine) & for Ardghal a bhrathair ["upon the son of Teige O'Kelly (Lord of Hy-Many), and upon Ardgal his brother"]
(d. 1251)
U2U1251.2Ardgal h-Ua Fhlaithbertaigh, ridomna Ailigh, caínnel ghaiscidh & eínigh Thuaisceirt Erenn
LCLC1251.14Ardghal .H. Laithbertaigh, righdhamhna Oiligh
CM1251.7Ardgal Ua Laithbertaigh coindeal ghaisccidh & enigh Tuaisccirt Ereann
(d. 1258)
LCLC1208.1RArdghal .H. Conchobair [noted as beng a bishop]]
LCLC1258.14RArdghal .H. Conchobair, .i. mac Comarba Comáin
Co1258.17RArdgal h. Conchobair .i. mac Comarba Coman
CM1258.16RArdghal Ó Concobhair mac Comharba Comain
(d. ?)
U3U1356.5le mac Duind (idon, Ardgal Og), mic Flaithbertaigh Meg Uidhir
(d. 1368)
CM1368.15Ardghal Óg Ó Concenainn
[Ardghal mac Briain Móir Mhic Mhathghamhna] (d. 1416)
LC2LC1402.6Ardghal mac Briain
Co1402.7Ardgal mac Briain
DM1402.10Ardgal mac Briain
U3U1403.5Ardghal Mag Mhathgamna
U3U1416.10Ardghal, mac Briain Moir Mheg Mathgamna, .i. ri Oirgiall
Co1416.26Ardgal mac Briain Moir Meg Mathgamna ri Orgiall
LC2LC1416.2Mac Mathuna, .i. Ardghal mac Briain Moir meg Mathuna
DM1416.8Ardghal mac Briain Mhóir Meg Mathghamna tighearna Airghiall
U3U1427.13Caiterfhina, .i. ingen Ardghail Mheg Mathgamna, ben h-Ui Neill, .i. Eogain, mic Neill Oig h-Ui Neill
DM1427.7Catairíona ingen Ardghail Mhég Mhathghamhna ben Uí Neill .i. Eoghain mic Néill óicc
U3U1431.14Maghnus Mag Mhathgamna, .i. mac Ardghail
DM1431.15Magnus mac Ardghail Meg Mathghamhna
U3U1432.8Mag Mathgamna, .i. Brian, mac Ardghail
DM1432.8Mág Mathghamhna Brian mac Ardghail
U3U1442.2Brian, mac Ardghail Meg Mathgamna, .i. ri Oirghiall
LC2LC1442.1Brian mac Ardgail Meg Mathghamna, rí Oirgiall
DM1442.5Brian mac Ardghail Meg Mhathghamhna tigherna Oirghiall
Co1442.2clann Ardgair Moir Meg Mathgamna
U3U1443.1Maghnus (.i. mac Ardghail) Mag Mathgamna [unrelated]: .i. adbur righ Oirgiall
LC2LC1443.1Maghnus mac Ardgail Meg Mathghumna
Co1443.3Magnus mac Ardgair Moir Meg Mathgamna
U3U1446.1Rughraidhe (.i. mac Ardgail) Mag Mhathgamna, .i. ri Oirghiall
LC2LC1446.1Mag Mathgamna [unrelated], .i. Rugraidhe mac Ardghail
DM1446.2Rudhraighe mac Ardghail Moir Mheg Mathgamhna tighearna Oirghiall
U3U1456.5Graine, ingen Aedha, mic Ardghail, buime in abbaidh oig Lesa Gabail, .i. Briain, mic Gilla Patraig ["Graine, daughter of Aedh, son of Ardghal, nurse of the young abbot of Lis-gabail, namely, of Brian, son of Gilla-Patraig"]
U3U1462.4Feidhlím, mic Briain, mic Ardghail Meg Mathgamna
DM1462.1Feidhlimidh mic Briain mic Ardgail Még Mathgamhna
U3U1463.9Brian Og Mhag Mhathghamhna, .i. mac Briain, mic Ardgair
LC2LC1484.2Mag Mathgamhna, .i. Remann mac Rughraidhe meic Ardgail Moir
U3U1485.1Aedh Og, mac Aedha Ruaidh, mic Rughraidhe, mic Ardghail Meg Mhathgamna
DM1485.11Aodh ócc mac Aodha Ruaidh mic Rudhraighe mic Ardghail Még Mathghamhna
U3U1485.23mac mic Ardghail
DM1485.17mac mec Ardgail
U3U1486.12Brian, mac Rughraidhe, mic Ardghail Meg Mathgamna (.i. tigherna Dartraighe)
DM1486.31Brian mac Rudhraighe mic Ardgail Meg Mathgamhna tighearna Dartraighe
U3U1486.40Pilib, mac in Comorba Meg Mathgamhna, .i. mac Semuis, mic Rugraidhe, mic Ardghail Meg Mathgamna
DM1486.3Pilip mac an Chomharba (.i. Semus mac Rudhraighe mic Ardgail) Meg Mathghamhna
U3U1487.37Maire, ingen Rughraidhe, mic Ardgail Meg Mhathgamna
DM1490.10Colla mac Rúdhraighe mic Ardgail Meg Mathgamna
U3U1492.11Seaan Buidhe, mac Eogain Meg Mathgamna (.i. mac Eogain, mic Rugraide, mic Ardgail), .i. tigherna Dhartraighi
DM1492.21Sean Buidhe mac Eoccain mic Rudhraighe mic Ardgail Meg Mathgamhna
U3U1496.2mac Toirrdelbaigh, mic Ardghail, [unrelated], .i. Seaan
(d. 1445)
U3U1445.6Mac Goffraigh Ruaidh Meg Uidhir [unrelated]: .i. Ardghal
LC2LC1445.3Mac Gafrada Ruaidh Meg Uidhir [unrelated], .i. Ardgal
(d. ?)
U3U1496.22h-Ua n-Anluain, .i. le Maeilechlainn, mac Feidhlim h-Ui Anluain & lena braithribh, .i. le h-Ardgar & araile ["by Ua hAnluain, namely, by Mael-Shechlainn, son of Feidhlimidh Ua hAnluain and by his kinsmen, namely by Ardgar and another"]
DM1496.2lá h-Ua n-Anluain (Maoileachlainn mac Feilim) & lá a dherbrathair Ardgal
(d. 1524)
U3U1524.18Ardghal, mac Rughraidhi, mic Aodha Óig
EM1524.21Ardghal mac Aodha Óicc

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