Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cathalán

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 17 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Cathalán


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: 16
Found in Years: 871, 877, 881, 890, 907, 921, 935, 954, 956, 1001, 1002, 1004, 1006, 1025, 1027, 1076, 1088, 1103, 1123, 1198, 1199

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Cathalán, 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. 871)
UU871.1Cathalan m. Indrechtaigh, leith-ri Ulath
[] (d. 877)
UU877.8Cathalan m. Cernaigh, ri Fer Cúl
AM890.10Ruadhachán, mac Cathaláin, tighearna Fear c-Cúl
[] (d. 881)
AM881.14Cathalán, mac Coirbre, tanaissi Ua f-Failghe
[] (d. ?)
II907.1Mael Craíbe macc Cathalain, rí Ceniuil Fiachrach
[] (d. ?)
UU921.4Fiachra m. Cathalain ri Coille Follamhain
[] (d. ?)
BM935.10Conghalach, mac Cathaláin, tighearna Breifne
[] (d. ?)
CSCS956Cormac mac Cathalan rí fFer nArda
BM954.7Corbmac, mac Cathaláin, tighearna Fher n-Arda
[] (d. 1001-1002)
UU1002.6RCathalan airchinnech Daiminse
BM1001.6RCathalán ua Corcráin, abb Daimhinsi
[] (d. 1004)
UU1004.5Cathalan m. Etroch
CSCS1004Cathalan mac Etroch
[] (d. 1006)
UU1006.3Cathalan rí Gaileng
[] (d. 1027)
UU1025.5Cathalan, ri Fernmuighi
LCLC1025.5Cathalán, rí Fernmaide
BM1025.14Cathalán tigherna Fernmhaighe
UU1025.6Cathalan H. Crichan
LCLC1025.7Cathalán .H. Críchán
UU1027.5Cathalan H. Crichan, ri Fernmuighi
TT1027.9Cathalan h-úa Crichan, rí Fernmuighe
LCLC1027.4Cathalán .H. Criochán, rí Fernmaide
BM1027.9Cathalán ua Criocháin, tigherna Fernmhaighe, & Airghiall archena
[] (d. ?)
BM1076.11Giolla Chríost, mac Cathaláin, flaith Ua n-Ocra
[] (d. 1088)
UU1088.1Cathalan H. Forreidh
BM1088.2Cathalán Ua Forréidh
[] (d. 1103)
UU1103.7Cathalan m. Senan
BM1103.13Cathalán Mac Senáin
[] (d. ?)
UU1123.4Donn Sleibhe m. Cathalan
LCLC1123.4Donn Sleibhe mac Cathaláin, sonus & somarthuin Ulad uile
BM1123.7Donn Slebhe mac Cathaláin sonus & sobharthan Uladh
[] (d. 1198-1199)
UU1199.2Cathalan h-Ua Mael Fhabaill, ri Cairrgi Brachaidhe
CM1198.4Cathalan Ua Maol Fhabhaill tighearna Cairrge Brachaighe

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