by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 11 May 2009
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:
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Dub Darach, Dub Dara|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Duib Darach, Duib Dara|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Dubh Darach, Dubh Dara, Dubhdara|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Duibh Darach, Duibh Dara, Duibhdara|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||9|
|Found in Years:||961, 963, 983, 984, 990, 991, 1000, 1001, 1009, 1010, 1093, 1110, 1123, 1146, 1219, 1220, 1393|
Further information about the name may be found in:
The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.
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.
|AN||indicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family|
|AS||indicates an Anglo-Saxon|
|N||indicates a Norseman|
|P||indicates a Pict|
|R||indicates a person holding a religious office|
|S||indicates 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 Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals Kathleen M. O'Brien's articles are hosted by Medieval Scotland, which is published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact). Shopping online? How you can support this site.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 961-963) U U963.2 Eicnech m. Dalaigh, ri na n-Airgiall, & Dub Dara a mc. CS CS963 Eignech mac Dalaigh ri Airgiall & a mac B M961.8 Ecnech, mac Dálaigh tighearna Oirghiall, & a mac .i. Dubh Dara ["Egneach, son of Dalach, lord of Oirghialla, and his son, i.e. Dubhdara"] (d. 983-984) U U984.2 Dub Darach m. Domnallan, ri Derlais B M983.8 Dubh Darach, mac Domhnalláin, tigherna Dearlais (d. 990-991) U U991.2 Dub Darach H. Fiachnai B M990.6 Dubh Darach ua Fiachna (d. 1000-1001) T T1001.6 Dub Dara h-úa Maili Duin, rí Fer Luirg B M1000.5 Dubh Dara ua Maoile Duin, tighearna Fer Luirg (d. ?) U U1010.1 Cathal m. Duib Dara ri Fer Manach B M1009.11 Cathal, mac Duibh Dara, tigherna Fer Manach (d. 1093) T T1093.3 Dub Dara, mac maic Aigenain, rí Luigne Midi B M1093.10 Dubh Dara, mac mic Aighennáin, tigherna Luighne (d. 1123) T T1110.2 Duarcan mac Duib Dara Ua Eolais CS CS1110 Duarcán mac Duipdara h. Eoluis B M1110.10 Dhuarcán, mac Duibh Dara Uí Eólusa T T1123.4 Dub Dara mac Duib T T1146.6 Gilla m-Beraigh mac Duib Dara maic Duib B M1146.5 Giolla Brighde, mac Duibh Dara, taoiseach Mhuintire h-Eólais (d. 1219-1220) LC LC1220.1 Dub Dara mac Muiredhaigh h-I Maille C M1219.5 Dubhdara mac Muiredhaigh Ui Maille (d. 1093) Co 1393.10 Dub Dara h. Mailli LC2 LC1393.9 Dub Dara Ua Mailli
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