Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cellachán / Ceallachán

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 25 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Cellachán / Ceallachán


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: 10
Found in Years: 914, 916, 934, 937, 938, 939, 941, 942, 944, 949, 951, 952, 954, 961, 963, 1092, 1115, 1131, 1149, 1161, 1169, 1170, 1172, 1181, 1193, 1205, 1577, 1578, 1583

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Cellachán / Ceallachán, 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. ?)
UU914.7Fiachraigh m. Cellachain
(d. 916)
BM916.5RCeallachan ua Donait, abb Tuama Inbhir
(d. 954)
BM934.5Ceallachán Caisil
CSCS936Ceallachan Caisil
BM937.14Ceallachán, rí Caisil
BM937.15Ceallachan, rí Mumhan
BM938.14c-Ceallachán, rí Chaisil
CSCS938 [CS939?]Ceallachan
UU941.3Ceallachan, ri Caisil
II941.1Cellachán, rí Cassil
BM942.11c-Ceallachán Caisil
CSCS943 [CS944?]Ceallachan Caisil
BM952.8Cellachán, rí Chaisil
II954.2Cellacháin, ríg Cassil
UU954.7Ceallachan ri Caisil
CSCS953 [CS954?]CeallachanCaisil
II963.3Donnchada m. Cellacháin, ríg Cassil
BM961.12Donnchadh, mac Ceallacháin, rí Caisil
UU963.4Mc. Cellachain, rí Caisil
CSCS963Donnchadha mac Ceallachain ri Caisil
(d. 1115)
II1092.10Chellachán h-Ú Chellacháin
II1115.6Cellachán h-Ua Cellachain Cassil ["Cellachán Ua Cellacháin of Caisel"]
(d. 1149)
TT1131.5Cellachain maic mec Carrtaigh
TT1149.5Cellachan mac Maic Carrthaig
BM1149.14Ceallachán mac mic Cárthaigh
II1161.3Mael Sechnaill mc. Cellachain
BM1161.18Maol Sechlainn, mac Ceallachain, mac mec Carthaigh
II1169.3Donnchad mc. Máeil Sechnaill meic Cellacháin
BM1170.[7]Mac Ceallacháin, mac Mic Carthaigh
II1193.4Cadthal Odur mc. Cellacháin meic Meic Carthaig
MCB1MCB1193.2Cathal Oghar mac Ceallachain mic Mec Carthaig
(d. ?)
II1172.6Muredach mc. Cellacháin
(d. ?)
II1181.2Murchertach mc. Taidc mc. Cellacháin
(d. 1205)
II1205.3Cellachan mc. Meic Carthaich, ed on mc. Cathail Udir ["Cellachán son of Mac Carthaig, i.e. the son of Cathal Odar"]
(d. 1578)
EM1577.13O Ceallacháin do ghairm do Cheallachán mac Conchobhair mic Donnchaidh ["Callaghan, the son of Conor, son of Donough, was styled O'Callaghan"]
EM1578.7O Ceallacháin [unrelated] .i. Ceallachán mac Conchobhair, mic Donnchaidh mic Taidhcc Ruaidh
(d. ?)
EM1583.9Ceallachan mac Taidhcc

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