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
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:
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) nominative form:||Qenilocas|
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) genitive form:||Qeniloci|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Cellach|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Cellaig|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Cellach|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Cellaig|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Ceallach|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Ceallaigh|
|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|
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.
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.
|AN||indicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family|
|AS||indicates an Anglo-Saxon|
|N||indicates a Norseman|
|P||indicates a Pict|
|R||indicates a person holding a religious office|
|S||indicates 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 Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals Kathleen M. O'Brien's articles are hosted by Medieval Scotland, which is published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact). Shopping online? How you can support this site.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) [Qenilocas maqqas Sagragni] or [Qenilocas maqqas [unknown]] (d. 658) U U658.1 Cellaig m. Sarainl^Ronain ["Cellach son of Sárán or Rónán"] [Qenilocas maqqas [unknown]] (d. 693) U U693.3 Ceallach m. Ronain Moir [Cellach mac ...] (d. 705) U U705.3 Ceallach m. Rogallnigh, rex Conacht (d. 808-813) U U813.3 R Ceallach m. Echdach, princeps Cille Tóme A M808.3 R Ceallach, mac Eachdach, abb Cille Toma [Cellach mac ...] (d. 865) U U865.2 R Cellach m. Ailella, abbas Cille Daro et abbas Ia [Cellach mac ...] (d. 868) U U868.1 R Ceallach m. Cumuscaich, abbas Fobair (d. 968) U U968.1 R Cellach H. Banan, comarba Comgaill (d. 971) U U971.5 R Ceallach H. Nuadhat (d. 1079) LC LC1079.1 Ceallach O Ruanadha, ard ollamh Erenn (d. 1126-1129) LC LC1105.3 R Ceallach 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"] LC LC1106.2 R Cellach, comarba Patraic LC LC1107.6 R Ceallach, comarba Patraic LC LC1108.3 R Cellach, comarba Patraic LC LC1109.3 R Cellach, comarba Patraic LC LC1110.5 R Cellach, comarba Patraic LC LC1111.6 R Cellach comarba Patraic I I1111.3 R Cellach, comarba Patric LC LC1113.9 R Cellach, comarba Patraic LC LC1116.1 R Cellach, comarba Patraic LC LC1120.3 R Cellach, comarba Patraic I I1120.7 R Cellach, comarba Pattraicc LC LC1121.5 R Cellach, comarba Patraic, do ghabháil espocoíde Atha Clíath ["Cellach, comarb of Patrick, assumed the bishopric of Ath-cliath"] LC LC1125.0 R Cellach comarba Patraic LC LC1129.1 R Cellach, comarba Patraic, .i. airdespuc iarthair Eorpa B M1126.7 R Cellach, comharba Phattraicc I I1129.6 R Cellach, comarba Patric (d. 1145) MCB1 MCB1145-7.2 Cellach h-Ceallaigh, ri Fear m-Breadh (d. ?) C M1174.8 Ceallach Ua Fiondalláin tighearna Delbna Moire (d. 1281) C M1251.8 Ceallach m-Balbh Ua m-Buigill LC LC1251.15 Ceallach mbalbh .H. mBaíghill U2 U1251.3 Ceallach m-Balbh h-Ua m-Baigill U2 U1278.2 Cellach Ua Buighill C M1281.2 Ceallach mac Giollu Brighde Uí Baoighill LC LC1281.2 Ceallach .H. Báighill, .i. mac Gilla Bhríghde (d. 1371-1376) D M1376.8 Ceallach Mac Cruitín ollamh Tuadhmumhan U2 U1371.14 Ceallach Mac Cruitin, ollam Tuadh Muman
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