Index of Names in Irish Annals: Laígsech / Laoighseach

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 20 February 2010

Masculine Given Names: Laígsech / Laoighseach


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: 8
Found in Years: 1063, 1127-1134, 1149, 1152, 1406, 1424, 1450, 1458, 1462, 1467, 1489, 1490, 1495, 1497, 1523, 1557

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Laígsech / Laoighseach 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. 1063)
BM1063.19Laoighseach, mac Faeláin I Mhórdha, tigherna Laighisi
(d. ?)
CCC [1127-1134]Section 95Conghal mac Laigsigh ri Laidhisi Laigen
(d. 1149)
CSCS1149Laoigsioch h. MordaLaoighsi
BM1149.7Laoighsech Ua Mordha, tigherna Laoighisi & na c-Comann
BM1152.17Inghen h-Ui Caellaige, ben Laoighsigh Uí Mhórdha
(d. 1406)
Co1406.2Laigsech h. Nuallan adbar rig Fothart
LC21406.2Laighsech .H. Nuallán, adhbhar righ Fothart
(d. 1467)
Co1424.6Laigsig meic Rosa
DM1450.15Cairpre mac Laoighsigh mic Rossa
DM1450.15Brian mac Laoighsigh mic Rossa
DM1462.9Laoighseach mac Rossa
DM1467.8Laoigseach mac Rosa mic Concobhair mic Cathail Uí Fheargail
DM1490.26Fergus mac Emainn mic Laoighsigh
U3U1495.16Fergus, mac Emainn, mic Laighsig, mic Rosa h-Ui Fherghail
DM1497.16Sean Ruadh mac Cairpre mic Laoighsigh
DM1497.16Ua f-Feargail Cédach mac Tomais mic Cathail mic Tomais [unrelated] Cédach féin, a mac Laoíghseach
(d. ?)
DM1458.8lá cloinn Choncobhair .i. Laoighseach, et cetera ["the sons of Conor Laoigh- seach, &c."]
(d. ?)
DM1489.8Cathaoir mac Laoighsigh mic Cathaoír Uí Diomusaigh
(d. ?)
U3U1523.6h-Ua Mordha [unrelated], .i. Cetach, mac Laighsigh Uí Morda
EM1523.3O Mórdha Cédac mac Laoighsicch
EM1557.9Domhnall mac Laoighsigh Uí Mhórdha tighearna Sleibhe Maircce

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