Index of Names in Irish Annals: Dub Darach, Dub Dara / Dubh Darach, Dubh Dara, Dubhdara

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

Masculine Given Names: Dub Darach, Dub Dara / Dubh Darach, Dubh Dara, Dubhdara


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: 9
Found in Years: 961, 963, 983, 984, 990, 991, 1000, 1001, 1009, 1010, 1093, 1110, 1123, 1146, 1219, 1220, 1393

Research Notes:


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.

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. 961-963)
UU963.2Eicnech m. Dalaigh, ri na n-Airgiall, & Dub Dara a mc.
CSCS963Eignech mac Dalaigh ri Airgiall & a mac
BM961.8Ecnech, 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)
UU984.2Dub Darach m. Domnallan, ri Derlais
BM983.8Dubh Darach, mac Domhnalláin, tigherna Dearlais
(d. 990-991)
UU991.2Dub Darach H. Fiachnai
BM990.6Dubh Darach ua Fiachna
(d. 1000-1001)
TT1001.6Dub Dara h-úa Maili Duin, rí Fer Luirg
BM1000.5Dubh Dara ua Maoile Duin, tighearna Fer Luirg
(d. ?)
UU1010.1Cathal m. Duib Dara ri Fer Manach
BM1009.11Cathal, mac Duibh Dara, tigherna Fer Manach
(d. 1093)
TT1093.3Dub Dara, mac maic Aigenain, rí Luigne Midi
BM1093.10Dubh Dara, mac mic Aighennáin, tigherna Luighne
(d. 1123)
TT1110.2Duarcan mac Duib Dara Ua Eolais
CSCS1110Duarcán mac Duipdara h. Eoluis
BM1110.10Dhuarcán, mac Duibh Dara Uí Eólusa
TT1123.4Dub Dara mac Duib
TT1146.6Gilla m-Beraigh mac Duib Dara maic Duib
BM1146.5Giolla Brighde, mac Duibh Dara, taoiseach Mhuintire h-Eólais
(d. 1219-1220)
LCLC1220.1Dub Dara mac Muiredhaigh h-I Maille
CM1219.5Dubhdara mac Muiredhaigh Ui Maille
(d. 1093)
Co1393.10Dub Dara h. Mailli
LC2LC1393.9Dub Dara Ua Mailli

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