Index of Names in Irish Annals: Forbassach

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 06 October 2006

Masculine Given Names: Forbassach


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: 17
Found in Years: 714, 718, 722, 735, 740, 766, 771, 774, 776, 779, 781, 786, 815, 820, 821, 822, 835, 836, 850, 852, 854, 889, 894

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Forbassach 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. ?)
UU714.5Forbasach nepos Conghaile, rex H. Foilghi
TT714.5Forbusach nepos Congaile, rex h-Ua Failghe
(d. 718-722)
TT722.7Forbusach ri Ceneoil Bogaine
AM718.1Forbasach, toiseach Cheneoil m-Boghaine
(d. 735-740)
TT740.2Forbusaigh, maic Ailello, ríg Osraige
AM735.7Forbasach, mac Ailealla, tigherna Osruighe
(d. 766-771)
UU771.5RForbasach nepos Cernaigh, abbas Cluana Moccu Nois
II771.1RForbasach, abb Cluana Meicc Nois
AM766.4RForbasach ua Cernaigh, abb Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. 771-776)
UU776.3RForbusaich abbatis Ratho Aidho
AM771.6RForbasa, abb Ratha Aodha
(d. 774-779)
UU779.12RForbosach m. Maele Tolai, abbas Rois Chaimm
AM774.5RForbhasach, mac Maile Tola, abb Rossa Caim
(d. 781-786)
UU786.8Forbasaigh m. Sechnusaigh regis Gentis Bógaine
AM781.12Forbhasach, mac Seachnusaicch, toisech Ceneoil m-Bóghaine
(d. ?)
UU786.4Faelan m. Forbasaigh
AM781.14Faelan mac Forbhasaigh
(d. 815)
II815.2Forbassach, rí Corcu Luígde
(d. 820-822)
UU822.4RForbusaich, abbatis Achaidh Bo Cainnig
AM820.6RForbhasach, abb Achaidh Bó Cainnigh
(d. 821)
AM821.7RForbhasach, comharba Bairre Corcaighe
(d. 835-836)
UU836.1RForbusach episcopus & ancorita Luscan
AM835.2RForbhasach, epscop & angcoire Lusca
(d. ?)
UU836.9Ceallach m. Forbasaigh princeps Roiss Caim
AM835.4Ceallach, mac Forbhasaigh, airchinneach Rosa Caim
(d. 850-852)
UU852.7RForbusach m. Mael Uidhir, princeps Cille More Cind Eich
AM850.10RForbhasach, mac Maoluidhir, abb Cille Móire Cind Ech
(d. ?)
AM854.12Faolchadh, mac Forbhasaigh, tigherna Ua m-Bairrche Maighe
(d. ?)
UU894.1Mael Odhar m. Forbusaigh, maer muinntiri Patraicc o Sleib fadhes ["Maelodar son of Forbasach, steward of the community of Patrick to the south of the Mountain"]
AM889.12Maol Odhar, mac Forbassaigh, primh-breithemh Lethe Cuind
(d. ?)
II894.2Flaind meicc Forbassaich, abb Liss Móir

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