Index of Names in Irish Annals: Dobailén

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

© 2000-2016 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 09 January 2016

Masculine Given Names: Dobailén


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: 885, 920, 922, 928, 944, 946, 1031, 1035

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Dobailén 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. 885)
AM885.15Dobhailen, mac Gormghusa, tighearna Luighne Connacht, d'écc. Do Corca Fir Tri a chenél, & as uaidhibh Uí Dobhailen ["Dobhailen, son of Gormghus, lord of Luighne Connacht, died. He was of the tribe of Corca Firthri, and from him the Ui Dobhailen are descended".]
CSCS922Uathmaran mac Dobailen ri Luigne Connacht
BM920.22Uathmarán, mac Dobhailéin, tighearna Luighne Connacht
BM928.6Maol Da Bhonna, mac Dobhailén, toisech Luighne
CSCS946mac Uathmurain meic Dobailen
BM944.9Domhnall, mac h-Uathmharán, mic Dobhailen
(d. ?)
TT1031.1Cú sleibi h-úa Dobuilén, rí Corco Fir Tri
BM1031.18Cu Slébhe ua Dobhailen, taoiseach Corca Fhir Tri
BM1035.4Cú Sléibhe, mac Dobhrain, tigherna Corca Fir Trí

Ua Dobailéin / Ua Dobhailéin used as a family name:

LCLC1193.10Mac Bethaid .H. Dobhailén, airchinnech Camcha
LCLC1248.18Faghartach .H. Dobhailén, rí an Choruinn
LCLC1309.1Faghartach .H. Dobhailén
LCLC1316.3Gilla na naemh mac Dailredocair .H. Dobailen

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