Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cellach / Ceallach

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 17 February 2007

Masculine Given Names: Cellach / Ceallach


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: 14
Found in Years: 658, 693, 705, 808, 813, 865, 868, 968, 971, 1079, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1113, 1116, 1120, 1121, 1125, 1126, 1129, 1145, 1174, 1251, 1278, 1281, 1371, 1376

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Cellach / Ceallach, 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)
[Qenilocas maqqas Sagragni] or [Qenilocas maqqas [unknown]] (d. 658)
UU658.1Cellaig m. Sarainl^Ronain ["Cellach son of Sárán or Rónán"]
[Qenilocas maqqas [unknown]] (d. 693)
UU693.3Ceallach m. Ronain Moir
[Cellach mac ...] (d. 705)
UU705.3Ceallach m. Rogallnigh, rex Conacht
(d. 808-813)
UU813.3RCeallach m. Echdach, princeps Cille Tóme
AM808.3RCeallach, mac Eachdach, abb Cille Toma
[Cellach mac ...] (d. 865)
UU865.2RCellach m. Ailella, abbas Cille Daro et abbas Ia
[Cellach mac ...] (d. 868)
UU868.1RCeallach m. Cumuscaich, abbas Fobair
(d. 968)
UU968.1RCellach H. Banan, comarba Comgaill
(d. 971)
UU971.5RCeallach H. Nuadhat
(d. 1079)
LCLC1079.1Ceallach O Ruanadha, ard ollamh Erenn
(d. 1126-1129)
LCLC1105.3RCeallach mac Aodha, mic Maoil Íossa, do oirnedh na ionadh a comarbus Patraic ["Ceallach, son of Aedh, son of Maelisa, was ordained in his place, in the comarbship of Patrick"]
LCLC1106.2RCellach, comarba Patraic
LCLC1107.6RCeallach, comarba Patraic
LCLC1108.3RCellach, comarba Patraic
LCLC1109.3RCellach, comarba Patraic
LCLC1110.5RCellach, comarba Patraic
LCLC1111.6RCellach comarba Patraic
II1111.3RCellach, comarba Patric
LCLC1113.9RCellach, comarba Patraic
LCLC1116.1RCellach, comarba Patraic
LCLC1120.3RCellach, comarba Patraic
II1120.7RCellach, comarba Pattraicc
LCLC1121.5RCellach, comarba Patraic, do ghabháil espocoíde Atha Clíath ["Cellach, comarb of Patrick, assumed the bishopric of Ath-cliath"]
LCLC1125.0RCellach comarba Patraic
LCLC1129.1RCellach, comarba Patraic, .i. airdespuc iarthair Eorpa
BM1126.7RCellach, comharba Phattraicc
II1129.6RCellach, comarba Patric
(d. 1145)
MCB1MCB1145-7.2Cellach h-Ceallaigh, ri Fear m-Breadh
(d. ?)
CM1174.8Ceallach Ua Fiondalláin tighearna Delbna Moire
(d. 1281)
CM1251.8Ceallach m-Balbh Ua m-Buigill
LCLC1251.15Ceallach mbalbh .H. mBaíghill
U2U1251.3Ceallach m-Balbh h-Ua m-Baigill
U2U1278.2Cellach Ua Buighill
CM1281.2Ceallach mac Giollu Brighde Uí Baoighill
LCLC1281.2Ceallach .H. Báighill, .i. mac Gilla Bhríghde
(d. 1371-1376)
DM1376.8Ceallach Mac Cruitín ollamh Tuadhmumhan
U2U1371.14Ceallach Mac Cruitin, ollam Tuadh Muman

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