Index of Names in Irish Annals: Donnchad / Donnchadh

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 05 June 2006

Masculine Given Names: Donnchad / Donnchadh


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: 38
Found in Years: 967, 974, 976, 1089, 1099, 1120, 1135, 1144, 1254, 1267, 1317, 1322, 1334, 1337, 1338, 1414, 1445, 1452, 1466, 1473, 1474, 1475, 1483, 1484, 1485, 1486, 1502, 1503, 1519, 1523, 1531, 1553, 1558, 1573, 1577, 1580, 1591

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Donnchad / Donnchadh, 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. 967)
BM967.5Donnchadh, mac Cathláin, abb Cille Mic Duach
[Donnchad Finn mac Áeda meic Flainn] (d. 974)
UU974.3Donnchad Finn, ri Midhe
TT974.1Dondchadh Fínd, mac Aeda, maic Flaind
(d. 974)
II974.6Donnchada Find m. Maíl Sechnaill
(d. 976)
UU976.2Donnchad m. Ceallaig ri Osraigi
II976.2Donnchada m. Cellaich, ríg Osraige
(d. 1089)
UU1089.3Donnchadh m.Domnaill Remair ri Laigen
(d. 1099)
BM1099.12Dondchadh Ua h-Aichir, tigherna Maighe h-Adhar
(d. 1099)
BM1099.1Dondchadh, mac meic Maonaigh, abb Iae
[Donnchad Donn mac Con Mara meic Brodcon meic Mathgamna meic Cein] (d. 1120)
MCB1MCB1120.1Donnchadh Dond mac Con Mara mic Brodcon mic Mathgamhna mic Cein
MCB1MCB1135.2Cian mac Donnchadha Duinn mic Con Mara mic Brodcon, ri O n-Eathac
(d. 1144)
BM1144.16Donnchadh, mac Taidhg Uí Mhaoil Ruanaidh
(d. 1254)
CM1254.8Donnchadh mac Donnchaidh mic Tomaltaigh
(d. 1267)
CM1267.6Donnchadh mac Ruaidhri mic Aodha Ui Concobhair
(d. 1317)
Co1317.6Dondchad h. Briain ri Muman
(d. 1322)
Co1322.5Dondchad mac Dondchada Meic Diarmata
(d. 1334)
Co1334.6Donnchad Mac Con Snama taisech Muintire Cinaith
(d. 1337)
Co1337.15Dondchad mac Murcertaig Moir Mec Eochacan dux Ceneoil Fiachach
(d. 1338)
Co1338.2Donndchad mac Ruaidri h. Chonchobair
(d. 1414)
Co1414.14Dondchad Mac Firbisig adbur ollaman h. Fiachrach Muaide
(d. 1445)
DM1445.6Donnchadh Ballach Mac Samhradhain adbar taoisigh Teallaigh Eachdach
(d. 1452)
DM1452.17Mág Carthaigh Riabhach (.i. Donnchadh) tighearna Ua c-Cairpre
(d. 1466)
DM1466.11Donnchadh mac Muirceartaigh Uí Dhalaigh
(d. 1473)
DM1473.1Dondchadh mac Aedha mic Pilip Meg Uidhir
(d. 1474)
DM1474.17Donnchadh mac Muircertaigh, mic Aodha Uí Concobair d'iarsma Cloinne Muirceartaigh Mhuimhnigh ["Donough, the son of Murtough, son of Hugh O'Conor, of the remnant of the descendants of Murtough Muimhneach"]
(d. 1475)
DM1475.1RDonnchadh mac Aedha Mec Suibhne Prioir Doire
(d. 1483)
DM1483.3Donnchadh mac Uí Cheallaigh
(d. 1484)
DM1484.6Donnchadh Ua Ceallaigh tanaisi Ua Maine
(d. 1485)
DM1485.2RDonnchadh Mág Coilidh airchinneach Beraicch
(d. 1486)
DM1486.34Donnchadh mac Tomais mic Ferghail Mecc Samhradhain
(d. 1502)
EM1502.8Donnchadh mac Conchobhair mic Tomais Óicc Meg Uidhir
(d. 1503)
EM1503.17Dondchadh Baisileir mac Maoíl Tuile ["Donough Baisileir Mac Maoiltuile"]
(d. 1519)
EM1519.9Donnchadh Caomhanach fear rathmhar ro-chonáigh do lán-maithibh Laighen ["Donough Kavanagh, a prosperous and wealthy man, and one of the chief nobles of Leinster"]
(d. 1523)
EM1523.2O Catháin Donnchadh mac Seain
(d. 1531)
EM1531.3Donnchadh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Taidhcc Uí Bhriain tánaisi Tuadhmumhan
(d. 1553)
EM1553.4Donnchadh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Murchaidh Uí Bhriain
(d. 1558)
EM1558.7RAirchideochain Cille Dá Lua [unrelated] .i. Donnchadh Ócc mac Donnchaidh, mic Niocóil Uí Gráda ["The Archdeacon of Killaloe [unrelated] i.e. Donough Oge, the son of Donough, son of Nicholas O'Grady"]
(d. 1573)
EM1573.4Donnchadh Riabhach mac Taidhcc Uí Cheallaigh
(d. 1577)
EM1577.13O Ceallacháin .i. Donnchadh mac Taidhcc Ruaidh mic Uaithne mic Cathaoír
(d. 1580)
EM1580.17Donnchadh, mac Maoíleachlainn Mec Gormain mic Maoileachlainn Duibh
(d. 1591)
FM1591.4Donnchadh mac Murchaidh Ruaidh, mic Briain, mic Taidhcc, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Briain Catha an Aonaigh

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