Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cathal

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 06 July 2008

Masculine Given Names: Cathal


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: 69
Found in Years: 619, 620, 625, 665, 678, 680, 717, 721, 730, 732, 733, 735, 737, 738, 742, 745, 747, 750, 752, 753, 758, 766, 805, 812, 817, 836, 844, 845, 846, 850, 851, 869, 874, 879, 923, 931, 961, 973, 993, 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1027, 1030, 1034, 1037, 1043, 1051, 1059, 1063, 1078, 1082, 1087, 1101, 1105, 1111, 1114, 1128, 1135, 1144, 1145, 1152, 1162, 1178, 1185, 1189, 1193, 1198, 1199, 1201, 1257, 1313, 1318, 1413, 1451, 1464, 1467, 1468, 1473, 1478, 1512, 1515, 1529, 1536, 1578

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Cathal, 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. 620-625)
TT619.5Cathal mac Aedha
TT625.6Cathal mac Aeda ri Muman
AM620.8Cathal, mac Aodha, rí Mumhan
TT665.5Cu Gen máthair, mac Cathail, ri Muman
(d. 678-680)
TT680.2Cathal mac Ragallaigh
AM678.5Cathal, mac Raghallaigh
(d. 721)
AM721.16Cathal Cerr, toisech Descert Bregh
(d. 730-735)
AM730.5Cathal, mac Muireadhaigh, rí Connacht
TT735.4Cathal mac Muiredhaigh, rí Connacht
(d. ?)
AM732.7Cathal, mac Aodha
(d. 742)
AM717.8Cathal, mac Fionnguine
TT721.3Cathal mac Fíndgaíne
AM730.4Cathal, mac Finnguine, rí Mumhan, & Laighniu
AM733.8Cathal, mac Finnguine
TT735.3Cathal mac Findghaíne, rí Muman
TT737.5Cathal mac Findgaine
TT738.7Cathal mac Findgaine
TT742.3Cathal mac Fingaine, rí Muman
AM737.8Cathal mac Findguine, rí Mumhan
(d. 750)
TT750.5Cathal Maenmuige, rí O Maíne
AM745.7Cathal Maenmaighe, tigherna Ua Maine
(d. 747-752)
UU752.2RCathal m. Forindain, abbas Cille Daro
TT752.3RCathal mac Forandáin, abb Chille Dara
AM747.3RCathal, mac Forannain, abb Cille Dara
(d. 750)
AM750.7Cathal mac Diarmatta, eccnaidh
(d. 753-758)
TT758.1Cathal h-úa Cinaedha, rí h-Úa Cendsilaigh
AM753.8Cathal ua Cionaotha, toiseach Ua c-Ceinselaigh
(d. 766)
AM766.11Cathal, mac Conaill Minn, tigherna Coirpre
(d. 805)
AM805.9Cathal, mac Fiachrach, tigherna Ratha Airthir & Fer c-Cúl
(d. 812)
AM812.6Cathal, mac Artrach, tigherna Mughdhorn
(d. 812)
AM812.10Cathal, mac Ailella, tighearna Ua f-Fiachrach
(d. 817)
AM817.9Cathal, mac Dunlaing, tigherna Ua c-Ceinnsealaigh
(d. 836)
AM836.6Cathal, mac Muirgheasa, mic Tomaltaigh, rí Connacht
(d. 844-846)
UU846.1Cathal m. Ailello rex Nepotum Maine
UU846.12Cathal mc. Ailella, ri H. Maine
AM844.8Cathal, mac Ailella tighearna Ua Maine
(d. 845)
AM845.9Cathal, mac Cosccraigh, tigherna Fotharta
(d. 850-851)
AM850.13Cathal, mac Dubháin, tigherna Ua n-Duach Argadrois
AM851.11Cathal, mac Dubháin, tigherna Argattrois
(d. 869)
AM869.9Cathal, mac Indrechtaigh leith-rí Uladh
(d. 874)
AM874.9Cathal, mac Cearnaigh, tighearna Fer c-Cúl
(d. 879)
AM879.4RCathal, mac Corbmaic, ab & epscop Cluana Dolcáin
(d. 923)
BM923.3Cathal, mac Conchubhair, rí Teora Connacht
(d. 931)
BM931.5Cathal mac Odhráin, tighearna Laoighisi
(d. 961)
BM961.4RCathal, mac Corbmaic, sui-espucc Cluana Fearta Brénaint
[Cathal mac Taidc] (d. 973)
UU973.2Cathal m. Taidhg, ri Connacht
(d. ?)
TT1001.4Cathal mac Conchobair
AM1000.10Cathal mac Conchobhair
(d. ?)
TT993.5Cathal mac Labradha
TT1003.1Cathal mac Labradha
TT1003.1Cathal mac Labradha
AM1002.6Cathal mac Labhradha
(d. ?)
TT1027.10Brian mac Cathail h-Úi Concobuir, rígdamna Connacht
(d. 1030)
TT1030.17Cathal mac Amalghaidh rí h-Ua Cellaig Cualand
(d. 1034)
UU1034.6RCathal Mairtir, airchinnech Corcaidhe
II1034.7RCathal martír, comarba Barre ["Cathal the martyr, coarb of Barre"]
(d. 1043)
TT1037.1Cathal mac Ruaidrí, rí Iarthair Connacht
TT1043.1Cathal mac Ruaidhrí, rí Iarthair Connacht
(d. ?)
TT1051.6Cathal mac Tighernain, rí Brefne
[Cathal mac Tigernáin] (d. 1059)
UU1059.5Cathal mac Tigernain ri Iartair Conacht
TT1059.6Cathal mac Tigernain maic Neill maic Aedha h-Úi Ruairc, rí Brefne & Airrthir Chondacht
(d. 1063)
TT1063.2Cathal mac Dondchada, rí O n-Eachach & Descirt Erenn
(d. 1078)
TM1078.5Cathal, mac Domhnaill, tigherna Cenel Enda
(d. 1082)
TT1082.1Cathal mac Aedha h-Úi Choncobair
BM1082.7Cathal mac Aodha Uí Conchobhair
TT1082.2Cathal h-Úa Concobair
BM1082.8Cathal Ua Conchobhair
(d. 1087)
BM1087.3Cathal Ua Cétfadha
(d. 1101)
TT1101.7Cathal h-Ua Muiricen, rí Teftha
BM1101.9Cathal Ua Muireaccán, tigherna Teathbha
(d. 1105)
BM1105.4Cathal, mac Giolla Braitte, mic Tighernáin, tigherna Ua m-Briuin Bréifne & Gaileng
(d. 1111)
BM1111.8Cathal mac Cathail Uí Mughróin, toiseach Cloinne Cathail
TT1111.4Cathal mac Cathail h-Úi Mughroin, taisech Clainne Cathail
(d. ?)
TT1114.5Cathal Ua n-Duibcind
(d. ?)
UU1128.3Cathal H. Rogheallaigh
(d. 1135)
TT1135.1Cathal mac Taidg h-Úi Chonchobair
BM1135.13Cathal mac Taidhg Uí Conchobhair, tanaisi Connacht
(d. ?)
TT1144.7Cathal h-Úu Choncobair
(d. ?)
TT1145.9Cathal h-Úa Cathluain
(d. 1152)
TT1152.4Cathal mac Toirrdelbaig h-Úi Conchobair
(d. 1162)
BM1162.14Cathal, mac mic Cathail Uí Mughróin, toiseach Cloinne Cathail, frí ré
(d. 1162)
BM1162.16Cathal Ua Raghallaigh, tigherna Muintire Maoil Mhórda
TT1162.5Cathal h-Úa Ragailligh
(d. ?)
TT1178.2Cathal h-Úa Flaithbertaigh
(d. 1193)
UU1193.3Cathal Mac Gaithne
(d. 1193)
UU1193.5Cathal Odhur, mac Meg Carrthaigh
(d. ?)
CM1185.7Cathal Croibhdearg mac Toirrdhealbhaigh
UU1199.5Chathal Chroibhdhearg h-Ua Choncubair
UU1201.4Cathail Croibdeirg
(d. ?)
UU1185.8Cathal Carrach, mac Concobair Maenmuighi
CM1185.7Cathal Carrach mac Conchobhair Maonmaighe
UU1189.6Cathal Carrach, mac Concobair Mhaenmaighi
UU1198.2Cathal Carrach, mac Conchubair Mhaenmhaighe
UU1199.5Cathal Carrach, mac Conchubair Maenmaighe
UU1201.4Cathal Carrach
(d. 1257)
CM1257.18Cathal Ua Mannacháin
(d. 1313)
Co1313.7Cathal mac Murchada Carraig h. Fergail
(d. 1318)
Co1318.12Cathal mac Gilla Crist Daill Meg Ragnaill
(d. 1413)
Co1413.7Cathal mac Eogain h. Matadan ri tSil nAnmchada
[Cathal Ruadh mac Cathail Duibh Uí Chonchobhair] (d. 1451)
DM1451.14Cathal Ruadh mac Cathail Duibh Ui Conchobhair
(d. 1464)
DM1464.9RCathal Bacach mac Corbmaic na Formaoile
(d. 1467)
DM1467.5O Raighilligh, .i. Cathal mac Eoghain
(d. 1468)
DM1468.7Cathal Occ mac Cathail Ruaidh Meg Ragnaill lan-taoiseach Muintire h-Eolais ["Cathal Oge, the son of Cathal Roe Mac Rannall, full Chieftain of Muintir- Eolais"]
(d. 1473)
DM1473.3Cathal Riabhach mac Duinn Cathanaicch mic Macchnusa Meg Uidir
(d. 1478)
DM1478.19Mac Samhradhain .i. Cathal mac Donnchaidh Ballaigh
(d. 1512)
EM1512.15Mac Samhradháin Cathal mac Aedha mic Eocchain
(d. 1515)
EM1515.9Cathal mac Ferghail mic Domhnaill Bháin Uí Raghallaigh
(d. 1529)
EM1529.4Cathal mac Eocchain mic Aodha Meg Uidhir
(d. 1536)
EM1536.9Cathal mac Seoínín, mic Seain Uí Maoil Moicherghe
(d. 1578)
EM1578.2Mácc Flannchaidh Dartraighe [unrelated] .i. Cathal Dubh mac Feradhaigh

Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals
Feminine Given Names | Feminine Descriptive Bynames | Masculine Given Names | Masculine Descriptive Bynames