Index of Names in Irish Annals: Coscrach

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 10 September 2007

Masculine Given Names: Coscrach


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: 27
Found in Years: 738, 794, 797, 799, 802, 807, 808, 812, 813, 815, 822, 837, 838, 839, 840, 844, 845, 846, 847, 865, 867, 874, 879, 882, 892, 898, 931, 961, 983, 992, 993, 995, 997, 1006, 1012, 1016, 1040, 1041, 1104

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Coscrach 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. 738)
UU738.6Coscraich m. Noindenaigh regis Gaileng [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 794-799)
UU799.1Coscrach m. Duinn
AM794.13Coscrach, mac Duinn
(d. 794)
AM794.14Cosccrach mac Ceithernaigh
(d. 797-802)
UU802.5RCoscrach nepos Froich abbas Lughmaidh
AM797.7RCosccrach ua Fraoich, abb Lughmaidh
(d. 807-812)
UU812.3Coscrach m. Niallghusa, rex Garbrois
AM807.16Cosgrach, mac Niallghusa, tigherna Garbhruis
(d. 808-813)
UU813.4Coscrach m. Flainddabrat
CSCS813Cosgrach mac Flaind Abrat
AM808.7Cosccrach mac Flainnabhrat
(d. 815)
UU815.3Coscraich m. Fhinsnecti [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
UU838.3Cellach m. Coscraich, princeps ind Airicuil Do Shen-Chiarocc
AM837.10Ceallach, mac Cosgraigh, abb Aireccail Ciarócc
(d. ?)
AM822.9Fionnaccán, mac Cosccraigh, tigherna Breaghmhaine
UU840.6Cinaedha m. Coscraidh regis Bregmaine [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS840Cinaodha meic CoscraighBreagmuine [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM839.13Cionaedh, mac Cosccraigh, tigherna Breghmhaine
(d. ?)
UU846.1Connmhach Mór m. Coscraigh rex Nepotum Briuin
CSCS846Connmach Mor mac CoscraighH. mBriuin
AM844.9Connmhach Mór, mac Cosccraigh
(d. ?)
UU847.9Cathal m. Coscraich, ri Fothart
AM845.9Cathal, mac Cosccraigh, tigherna Fotharta
(d. 865-867)
UU867.2RCoscrach Taighi Taille scriba & ancorita
FAFA 353 [year 867]RCosgrach Tighe Telle
AM865.10RCosccrach Ticche Telle, scribhnidh & angcoire
(d. ?)
AM874.5Cionaedh [unrelated] mac Cosgraigh
(d. ?)
UU882.3Lorcan m. Coscraich, rí Oa Niallan
AM879.12Lorcán, mac Cosgraigh, tighearna Ua Nialláin
(d. 892)
AM892.5Cosgrach, mac Rechtabhratt
AM892.5Cosccrach, mac Rechtabhrat, tanaisi Ua Failghe
(d. 898)
AM898.6Cosccrach, frisa ráite Truaghan, angcoire Insi Cealtra
(d. 931)
BM931.2RCosccrach, mac Maoil Muchairghi, epscop Tighe Mo Chua, & na c-Command
(d. 961)
BM961.3RCosccrach, mac Dúnacáin, sui-epscop, & airchinnech Insi Cain Degha
(d. ?)
II983.2Mael Sechnaill mc. Coscraig
BM983.5Maol Sechlainn, mac Cosccraigh
(d. ?)
TT993.4Ruaidhrí mac Coscraigh, rí Desceirt Connacht
II993.5Ruaidri macc Coscraich, h-Ua m-Briuin
CSCS993Ruaidri mac CoscraighDesgeirt Connacht
BM992.9Ruaidhri, mac Cosccraigh, tigherna Deisceirt Connacht
BM995.8ria c-Cathal & ria Muirgheas dá mac Ruaidhri, mic Cosccraigh ["by Cathal and Muirgheas, the two sons of Ruaidhri, son of Coscrach"]
(d. ?)
BM997.2Conaing ua Cosccraigh, sui-epscop Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. ?)
UU1006.1Airmedach m. Coscraich, episcopus & scriba Ard Macha
BM1006.14Airmedhach, mac Cosccraigh, epscop, & sccribhnidh Arda Macha
(d. ?)
BM1012.2Mac Maine, mic Cosccraigh, comharba Cille Da Lua
(d. 1016)
LCLC1016.3Coscrach mac Muireghaig mic Flainn, rí Fera Maighe h-Itha
(d. 1040)
UU1040.2RCoscrach m. Ainngeda comarba Flannan & Brenainn
II1040.2RCoscrach mc. Aingeda, epscop & comarba Brennaind & Flannáin
CSCS1040RCosgrach mac Angeda comorba Flannain & Brenainn
BM1040.3RCosccrach, mac Andgeadha, comharba Flannain & Brenainn
(d. 1041)
BM1041.2Cosccrach ua Toicthigh, aird-fher leighinn Cille Dara
(d. 1104)
BM1104.4Cosccrach Ua Cruaidhín, fer léighinn Chille Dara

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