Index of Names in Irish Annals: Colla

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 11 November 2006

Masculine Given Names: Colla


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: 2
Found in Years: 721, 722, 725, 796, 922, 924, 932, 994, 995, 1413, 1446, 1464, 1467, 1469, 1471, 1480, 1485, 1487, 1488, 1490, 1492, 1493, 1501, 1503, 1505, 1516, 1520, 1530, 1538, 1540, 1542, 1543, 1544, 1548, 1551, 1557, 1559, 1560, 1572, 1576, 1582

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Colla, 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. ?)
UU722.5Derir Daminse nepos Colla
TT722.5Derir Daminnse, nepos Colla
AM721.7Deirir Daimhinsi, d'Uibh Colla
(d. ?)
UU725.1Cilleneni nepos Collae, abbas Othne
TT725.1Cilline nepos Collae, ab Athaine Moire
(d. 796)
II796.3Colla mc. Fergussa, ri Connacht
(d. 932)
CSCS924Colla mac Bairid ri Luimnigh
BM922.9Colla mac Barit, tighearna Luimnigh
CSCS932Colla h. Bairide ri Luimnigh
(d. 994-995)
UU995.3RColla, airchinnech Innsi Cathaigh
II995.2RColla m. Connacáin, .i. scriba, comarba Senain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
BM994.3RColla, abb, & eccnaidh Inse Cathaigh
(d. 1413)
Co1413.20Colla mac Taidc h. Cellaig
DM1413.12Colla mac Taidhg Uí Cheallaigh adbar tighearna Ua Maine
(d. 1446)
U3U1446.6Colla, mac Con Chonnacht, mic Seaain, mic Con Chonnacht Meg Uidhir
(d. 1464)
Co1464.22Rla clainn h. Cellaig, Colla prioir Tigi Eoin & Ruaidri ["the sons of O Cellaig, Colla Prior of St. John's and Ruaidri"]
DM1464.22Rla cloind Uí Cheallaigh, .i. Colla prioir Tighe Eoin, & Ruaidhri Ua Cellaigh
(d. 1467)
Co1467.19Colla mac Magnusa Meg Mathgamna
DM1467.10Colla mac Magnusa Meg Mathghamhna
(d. ?)
DM1469.15cloinn Colla Mec Dubhgaill
(d. 1471)
U3U1471.8Colla, mac Aedha Meg Uidhir
Co1471.30Collae mac Oeda Meg Uidir
LC2LC1471.3Colla mac Aodha Meg Uidir
DM1471.19Colla mac Aodha Meg Uidhir
(d. 1480)
Co1471.10SMac Uilliam meic Colla Meic Dubgoill
U3U1480.16Smac Mic Dubgaill na h-Alban [unrelated] Colla, mac Mic Dubgaill
DM1480.14Smac Mec Dubhghaill na h-Alban (.i. Colla)
Co1520.9SAn Gildo Dub mac Uilliam meic Colla Meic Dubgaill Constapla Moige Luirg
LC2LC1520.6SIn gilla Dubh mac Uillíam mic Colla mic Dubhgáill, consdápla Maighe Luirg
(d. 1485)
U3U1485.17Mac Domnaill, .i. Consabul (no, Consal) galloglach h-Ui Neill, .i. Colla Mac Domnaill
DM1485.16Mac Domhnaill (.i. Colla) consapal Gallocclach Uí Neill
U3U1505.10Mac Domnaill Galloglach, .i. consabal h-Ui Neill, [unrelated], .i. Colla, mac Colla
EM1505.8Mac Domhnaill Gallocclach (.i. Colla mac Colla) consapal Uí Neill
DM1485.16Mac Domhnaill (.i. Colla) consapal Gallocclach Uí Neill
(d. ?)
U3U1488.6Colla, mac Mic Domnaill
(d. ?)
DM1487.20Alastrann mac Colla mic Toirrdhealbhaigh
U3U1493.22mac Mic Domnaill Moir, .i. mac Colla, mic Toirrdealbaigh, mic Gilla Espuic
(d. 1490)
U3U1490.19Colla, mac Rughruidhe, mic Ardgail Meg Mathgamna
DM1490.10Colla mac Rúdhraighe mic Ardgail Meg Mathgamna
(d. 1492)
U3U1492.22Colla, mac Donnchaidh mic Domnaill
DM1492.11Colla mac Donnchaidh Mec Domhnaill
(d. 1493)
U3U1493.22mac Ruaidhri, mic Aedha Ballaigh Mic Domnaill, .i. Colla
U3U1538.19Rémann, mac Colla, mic Ruaídhri, mic Aedha Ballaigh Mic Domnaill
(d. ?)
U3U1493.3Colla, mac Somairle Moir Mic Domnaill
(d. ?)
U3U1501.15tri mic Colla, mic Alaxandair Mic Domnaill, .i. Toirdelbach & Donnchadh & Ludar
LC2LC1548.3Aonghus mhac Toirrdhelbaigh mic Colla Mhég Dhomhnaill
(d. ?)
U3U1501.13Eoin, mac Colla Mic Domnaill, .i. mac Mic Domnaill Galloclach
EM1501.5mac Mec Domhnaill Gallocclach (Eoin mac Colla)
(d. 1505)
U3U1503.8le clainn Colla Mic Domnaill
U3U1505.10Mac Domnaill Galloglach, .i. consabal h-Ui Neill, [unrelated], .i. Colla, mac Colla
EM1505.8Mac Domhnaill Gallocclach (.i. Colla mac Colla) consapal Uí Neill
Co1530.9Mac Domnaill .i. Colla mac Colla consable Tiri hEogain meic Neill Noígiallaig
LC2LC1530.6Mac Domnaill Gallóglaech .i. Colla mac Colla, consapal tire h-Eogain mic Neill
(d. 1516)
EM1516.5Mac Domhnaill Cloinne Ceallaigh .i. Colla
(d. 1530)
Co1530.9Mac Domnaill .i. Colla mac Colla consable Tiri hEogain meic Neill Noígiallaig
LC2LC1530.6Mac Domnaill Gallóglaech .i. Colla mac Colla, consapal tire h-Eogain mic Neill
(d. ?)
Co1540.10Smac Meic Domnaill na hAlpan .i. Colla mac Alusdrainn
LC2LC1540.9Smac Domnaill na h-Alban .i. Colla mac Alusdraind
EM1540.7Smac Mic Domhnaill na h-Alban Colla mac Alasdrainn
(d. ?)
EM1542.17Maol Muire mac Colla
LC2LC1542.3Maol Muire mac Colla Mic Shuibhne
Co1542.15Clainn tSuibhne Connachtaigh .i. Maolmure mac Colla Meic Suibne
EM1542.22lá cloinn Maol Muire mic Colla Mic Suibhne
Co1542.15Maolmure mac Colla
EM1542.22Maol Muiri mic Colla
Co1542.16le clainn Maoilmure meic Colla
LC2LC1542.11le clainn Moel Muiri mic Colla
EM1542.23Clann Maol Muire mic Colla
Co1543.8an Dubaltac mac Colla Meic hSuibhne
EM1543.6An Dubhaltach mac Colla Mic Suibhne
LC2LC1559.4Eoin mac Mhaol Muiri mic Colla Mic Shuibhne
(d. ?)
Co1544.11Clann Meic Domnaill na hAlban .i. Semus & Colla
LC2LC1544.7Clann Domnaill .i. Semus ocus Colla
DM1544.14Cland Meic Domhnaill (Semus, & Colla)
Em1551.6clann Meic Domhnaill na h-Alban [unrelated] .i. Semus, & Colla Maol Dubh ["The sons of Mac Donnell of Scotland, James and Colla Maelduv"]
(d. ?)
EM1557.7Donnchadh mac Colla
(d. 1559)
LC2LC1559.4Colla Mac Suibhne
(d. 1559-1560)
LC2LC1560.8Colla mac Murchada mic Ruaidri Mhóir
EM1559.3Colla mac Murchaidh mic Ruaidhri Mhóir
(d. ?)
EM1572.8Eoin mac Colla, mic Domhnaill, mic Eocchain Mic Domhnaill
(d. 1576)
EM1576.3Colla, mac An Ghiolla Dhuibh, mic Conchobhair, mic Donnchaidh, mic Domhnaill na Madhmann, mic Eoghain, mic Eoin na Laithaighe Meic Suibhne
(d. 1582)
EM1582.20Colla mac Maol Muire mic Domhnaill Óicc Mec Suibhne

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