Index of Names in Irish Annals: Irial

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 01 September 2007

Masculine Given Names: Irial


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: 1
Found in Years: 1396, 1461, 1462, 1467, 1471, 1473, 1475, 1485, 1486, 1487, 1491, 1500, 1588

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Irial 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. 1396)
U3U1396.1Irial h-Ua Lochlainn, .i. tigherna Corcu Mruadh
DM1396.5Irial Ua Lochlainn tighearna Chorc' Modruadh
(d. ?)
U3U1471.7Cathair, mac Iriail, mic Fheidhlim
Co1471.9Cathal mac Irial meic Fedlim h. Raigillig
DM1471.9Cathal mac Iriail mic Feidlim Uí Raghailligh
(d. ?)
U3U1485.23Cathair, mac Iriail, mic Philib, mic Eogain, mic Semuis
DM1485.17Cathaoir mac Iriail mic Pilip
(d. ?)
DM1461.15cloinn Iriail I Ferghail
Co1462.13mac Iriel h. Fergail
Co1467.4Irial h. Fergail
DM1467.8Irial Ua Feargail
Co1467.4Irieil [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
DM1467.8Iriail [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
Co1473.34H. Fergail [unrelated] .i. Irial
D1473.26Ua Ferghail Irial
U3U1475.2le clainn Iriail h-Ui Ferghail
DM1486.29Sliocht Íriail Uí Feargail
U3U1486.28Gilla na Naem, mac Iriail h-Ui Ferghail
U3U1486.38Rughraidhe, mac Iriail h-Ui Fherghail
U3U1487.1le clainn Uaithne, mic Iriail h-Ui Ferghail, .i. le Tadhg, mac Uaithne & araile [the sons of Uaithne, son of Irial Ua Ferghail, that is, by Tadhg, son of Uaithne and another son]
U3U1491.9Aodh, mac Iriail h-Ui Ferghail [Note: this entry specifies his brothers are "Rughraidhe, & Gilla na Naem"]
U3U1496.16Rughraidhe, mac Iriail h-Ui Fherghail
U3U1500.17O Ferghail [unrelated], .i. Rughraidhe, mac Iriail h-Ui Ferghail
DM1500.9O Fearghail Rudhraighe mac Iriail
(d. ?)
LC2LC1588.10Gilla na Naom mac Iriail Uí Uiginn

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