Index of Names in Irish Annals: Connla / Connla

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 27 August 2007

Masculine Given Names: Connla / Connla


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: 15
Found in Years: 722, 736, 741, 766, 770, 771, 780, 800, 868, 870, 941, 1113, 1409, 1459, 1470, 1485, 1489, 1493, 1535, 1542, 1545, 1580, 1585, 1588, 1596, 1602

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Connla / Connla 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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. ?)
FAFA 178 [year 722]Doiriadh m. Conla
(d. 736-741)
UU741.1Conli Tethba [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM736.2Condla, tigherna Teabhtha
UU771.3Becc m. Conlai, ri Tethbe
AM766.9Becc, mac Connla, tigherna Teathbha
AM770.10Aelghal, mac Flaind, mic Conlai, toiseach Teathbha
(d. ?)
UU780.10Forbflaith ingin Connlai, dominatrix Cluana Bronaigh
(d. 800)
UU800.1Connlae m. Artgaile
(d. 870)
UU870.5RCondla ancorita Droma Cara Airde Ciannachta
AM868.6RConnla, ancoire Droma Caradh Airde Cianachta
(d. 941)
BM941.2RCondla, mac Dúnacáin, epscop & abb Leithghlinne
(d. 1113)
UU1113.1RConnla H. Flainn comarba Mo Laise Lethglinne
BM1113.3RConnla Ua Floinn, comharba Mo Laisi Leithghlinne
(d. 1409)
(d. 1459)
DM1459.3Connla Mhág Eochagáin tighearna Cenel Fhiachach
(d. 1470)
LC21470.7Connla mac Aeda Buide Meg Eochacan toisech Ceneil Fiachach
DM1470.8Connla mac Aodha Buidhe Meg Eochaccáin taoiseach Chenél Fhiachach
U3U1493.29Mag Eochagain, .i. le Semus, mac Connla, mic Aedha Buidhe
DM1493.13Mag Eochaccain (Semus mac Connla mic Aodha Buidhe)
EM1588.8Mág Eochagáin tighearna Chenél Fiachach .i. Connla mhac Conchobhair mhic Laighne mic Connla mic Aodha
(d. ?)
U3U1485.13Alaxandair, mac Connla, mic Lochlainn
(d. 1489)
U3U1489.9Connla h-Ua Maelatuile, .i. fisigi h-Ui Raigilligh ["Conla Ua Maelatuile, namely, physician of Ua Raighilligh"]
(d. ?)
EM1535.6Fingin mac Connla Még Cochlain
(d. 1545)
EM1545.11Mac Uí Bhriain Ara (Connla)
(d. 1588)
EM1542.7la cloinn Mhég Eochagain, Connla, & Cedach Ruadh
LC2LC1580.12Rossa mac Condla Meg Eochagain
EM1580.10Mac Még Eochaccain Rossa, mac Conla, mic Conchobhair, mic Laighne
EM1585.8Mág Eochagán Connla, mac Concobhair, mic Laighne
LC2LC1588.26Maig Eochagain .i. Connla maig Eochagain
EM1588.8Mág Eochagáin tighearna Chenél Fiachach .i. Connla mhac Conchobhair mhic Laighne mic Connla mic Aodha
FM1596.6Mag Eochaccáin .i. Niall mac Rossa mic Connla
FM1602.13Risderd mac Rosa mic Connla Meg Eochaccain

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