Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cú Ulad

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 08 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Cú Ulad


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: 18
Found in Years: 1006, 1061, 1071, 1072, 1096, 1104, 1140, 1148, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1160, 1165, 1260, 1325, 1346, 1391, 1396, 1399, 1403, 1488, 1494, 1519

Research Notes:

OCM (p. 65 s.n. Cú Ulad) says that this name means: "'hound of the Ulstermen'".


Further information about the name Cú Ulad, 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. 1006)
BM1006.12tigherna Leithe Cathail .i. Cú Uladh mac Aenghasa
(d. 1061)
UU1061.3Cu Uladh m. Conghalaigh ri Uachtair Thire
LCLC1061.3Cú Ulad mac Conghalaigh, ri Uachtair thíre
BM1061.9Cú Uladh mac Conghalaigh, tigherna Uachtair Thíre
(d. 1072)
BM1071.6Rí Uladh .i. Cú Uladh Ua Flaithrí
UU1072.5Cu Uladh H. Flathrai
BM1072.4Cu Uladh h-Ua Flathrai, rí Uladh
(d. 1096)
UU1096.7Cu Uladh H. Ceilecan .i. ridamna Airgiall
BM1096.12Cu Uladh Ua Célechan, tánaisi Airghiall
[Cú Ulad h-Úa Caendelbán] (d. 1157)
UU1104.5Cú Uladh H. Caindelban ri Loegaire
II1104.5Con Ulad h-Ui Chaindelbáin, ri Lóegare [Note: name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS1104Cu Uladh h. Cainnelabain
BM1104.10Cú Uladh Ua Caindealbháin, tigherna Loeghaire
BM1140.7Cú Uladh Ua Caindelbháin, tigherna Laoghaire
BM1156.24Dailfhind inghen Bracáin, ben Con Uladh Uí Caoindealbhain
UU1157.2Cu Uladh h-Ua Caindelban
TT1157.2Cu Ulad h-Úa Caendelban rí Laéghaire
BM1157.7Cú Uladh Ua Caindealbháin, tigherna Laoghaire
BM1160.9h-Aodh mac Con Uladh Uí Caindealbháin
[Cú Ulad mac Duinn Sléibe h-Úi Eochada] (d. 1157)
BM1148.10Cu Uladh Ua Duinn Slébhe
TT1157.5Cu Ulad h-Úa h-Eochadha, rí Ulad
BM1157.3Cú Uladh ua Duinn Sléibhe Uí Eochadha, rí Uladh
MCB1MCB1165.2Eochadha mic Con Uladh Mic Duinn Shleibe, ri Uladh
(d. 1158)
TT1158.8Cu Ulad mac Deoradh h-Úi Flaind
BM1158.10Cú Uladh, mac Deóraidh Uí Fhlainn, tigherna Ua t-Tuirtre & Dáil Araidhe, Guaire Thuaisceirt Erenn ar eineach
(d. 1260)
LCLC1260.1Cú Uladh .H. h-Anluain
(d. 1325)
Co1325.4Cu Ulad h. Neill [unrelated] .i. mac Domnaill meic Briain h. Neill
LCLC1325.3Cú Ulad .H. Neill [unrelated] .i. mac Domhnaill mic Briain .H. Neill
LCLC1325.3Cú Uladh
(d. 1346)
Co1346.5Cu Ulad Mac Cathmail dux Ceneoil Feradaig
LCLC1346.4Cú Uladh Mac Cathmail, dux Cenel Feradaig
(d. 1375)
Co1375.6Cu Ulad Mag Mathgamna
DM1375.5Cú Uladh Mag Mathgamna tanoisi Oirghiall
(d. 1391)
DM1391.4Mac Gilli Muire (.i. Cu Uladh Ua Morna) taoiseach Ua n-erca Cein & Leithe Cathail
(d. 1396)
DM1396.11Cú Uladh Mág Aenghusa adhbar tigerna Ua n- Eachdach
(d. 1399)
DM1399.3Cu Uladh (.i. Cu Uladh Ruadh) mac Neill Móir mic Aodha Uí Neill
(d. 1403)
DM1403.11Cú Uladh mac Giolla Patraicc Meic Cathmaoil
(d. 1488)
DM1488.23Cú Uladh mac Seain Bhuidhe Uí Neill
(d. 1494)
DM1494.2Cu Uladh mac Aodha mic Eoccain mic Neill óicc Uí Neill
(d. 1519)
EM1519.13Mac Cathmhaoíl Cú Uladh mac Emainn

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