Index of Names in Irish Annals: Donngal

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 05 June 2006

Masculine Given Names: Donngal


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: 731, 736, 756, 759, 761, 766, 775, 791, 800, 804, 805, 809, 810, 817, 851, 852, 853, 856, 857, 859, 860, 871, 901, 925, 948, 980, 981, 1003, 1014, 1015, 1032, 1063, 1108

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Donngal, 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. 731)
UU731.7Donngal m. Congaile filii Fergusa
(d. ?)
UU736.1duos filios Selbaich [unrelated], .i. Donngal & Feradach ["two sons of Selbach, i.e. Donngal and Feradach"]
(d. ?)
UU759.1Slogadach m. Donngaile de Genere Choirpri
(d. 761)
UU761.3Donngal m. Laithgnaen, rex Nepotum Ceinnselaig
AM756.4Donngal, mac Laidhgnein, tigherna Ua c-Ceinsealaigh
(d. 766)
UU766.4Donngal m. Doreit
(d. 775)
UU775.1RDonngal m. Nuadhat abbas Lugmaidh
(d. 791)
UU791.1Donnghal m. Bochallo rex nan-Airther
(d. ?)
UU805.9Muirchertach m. Donngaile, rex Breibne
AM800.11Muirchertach, mac Donnghaile, tigherna Breifne
(d. ?)
AM800.13Fionnachta, mac Donnghaile
(d. ?)
UU809.2Ceallach Tosach m. Donngaile, ri Ratha Etain
AM804.9Cellach, mac Donnghaile
(d. ?)
UU810.1Mael Duin m. Donnghaile equonimus Aird Machae
AM805.5Maol Dúin, mac Donnghaile, fertíghis Arda Macha
(d. 817)
UU817.10Donngal m. Tuathail, ri Arde
(d. ?)
II852.1Ailgenán mc. Donngale
UU853.1Ailgenan m. Donngaile rex Caisil
II853.1Ailgenan mc. Dondgaile, rí Cassil
AM851.7Ailghenan, .i. mac Donnghaile, ri Caisil
II856.1Mael Guala macc Donngaile
II859.1Maíl Guala m. Dondgaile, rí Cassil
CSCS859Maolgúala mac Dondgaili {.i. ri Muman}
AM857.7Mael Ghualai, mac Donnghaile, rí Mumhan
(d. ?)
II859.2Cerball mc. Dondgaile
(d. ?)
AM860.5Mescceall, mac Donnghaile
(d. ?)
II871.1RNeill m. Donngaile, abb Cluana h-Uama & Cúile Collaingge
(d. ?)
AM901.12Mudan, mac Donnghaile, tighearna Corca Laighdhe
(d. 925)
BM925.6RDonngal, Rosa Commáin
(d. 948)
BM948.7RDonnghal ua Maoil Mídhe, fer leighinn Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. 980)
BM980.9RDonnghal, mac Duibhríghe, abb Fedha Dúin
(d. ?)
UU981.2Cleircen m. Donngaile comarba Feichin
(d. 1014)
BM1014.6RDonnghal [mac - struck through]ua Chantene, airchinneach Tire Da Ghlas
(d. 1003)
UU1003.1RDonnghal m. Beoan airchinnech Tuama Grene
II1003.8RDonngail m. Beoain, abb Tomma Grene
(d. 1015)
UU1015.6RDonngal H. Caintein airchinnech Tire Da Ghlas
(d. 1032)
BM1032.7Donnghal, mac Duinn Chothaigh, tigherna Gaileng
LCLC1032.4Donnghal mac Duinn Cothaig, rí Gaileng
(d. ?)
BM1063.2mac Donngail fer leighinn Cille Dara
(d. ?)
TT1108.1Mael Finnen mac Donngaile aird-espoc Laigen

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