Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máel Brigde / Maol Bhrighde

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 30 July 2010

Masculine Given Names: Máel Brigde / Maol Bhrighde


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: 48
Found in Years: 645, 649, 831, 850, 854, 855, 867, 869, 877, 878, 888, 890, 892, 894, 895, 901, 907, 908, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 917, 925, 927, 929, 933, 935, 939, 946, 953, 954, 956, 972, 1005, 1011, 1012, 1020, 1025, 1029, 1032, 1041, 1042, 1046, 1055, 1061, 1065, 1070, 1095, 1097, 1117, 1127, 1129, 1132, 1133, 1139, 1205, 1225, 1257, 1265

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Máel Brigde / Maol Bhrighdhe, 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. ?)
AM645.3Maol Brighde, mac Mothlachain
TT649.1Mael Brighde mac Mothlachan
AM645.3Maoil Bhrighdi, mic Motlachain
TT649.1Maoil-Bhrighdi, mic Motlachain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
UU854.1Tuathal m. Maele Brighti, rex Nepotum Dunlaingi
(d. ?)
UU855.4Finshnechtai fraude [unrelated], .i. m. Mael Brighti
(d. ?)
FAFA 346 [year 867]Maol Murthemne mc. Maoil Brighde
(d. 869)
UU831.6Mael Brighti
CSCS831Maol Brighde
UU850.2Garfid filio Mael Brigte
UU878.3Garfith m. Mael Brigte, rex Conaille
UU869.10Mael Brigti m. Spelan, rex Conaille
UU890.4Giblechan mc. Mael Brighte, rex Conaille
(d. 877)
UU877.4RMael Brighte, episcopus Slane
(d. 888-892)
UU892.1RMael Brigte, abbas Cluana M. Nois
II892.1RMuíl Brigte, abb Cluana Meicc Nois [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM888.2RMaol Bríghde abb Cluana Mic Nois
(d. 895-901)
II901.1RMaíl Brigte meicc Brolaig, abb Inse Cathaig [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM895.3RMael Bríghde, mac Phroligh
(d. ?)
CSI894.2RMael Brígde
CSI894.2RMaoilbrigde [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 907-912)
II894.2RMael Brigte
UU912.2RMael Brigte m. Mael Domnaigh, princeps Lis Moir
FAFA 445 [year 912]RMaoil Brighde imorro mc. Maoil Domhnaigh, ab Lis Móir
II912.1RMaíl Brigte m. Maíl Domnaich, abb Lis Móir [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
BM907.4RMaol Brighde, mac Maol Domhnaigh, abb Liss Móir
(d. ?)
UU913.3Cuilennan m. Mael Brigte
BM908.7Cuilennan, mac Maol Brighde
(d. 911-914)
UU914.2Mael Brigte m. Giblechain, ri Conaille
BM911.3Maol Brighde, mac Geibhleacháin, tighearna Conaille
(d. ?)
UU915.6Ruarcc m. Mael Brigte, ri Múscraide Thire
BM913.5Ruarc, mac Maoil Brighde, tighearna Muscraighe Thíre
(d. ?)
BM917.4Maoilene, mac Maoil Brighde, abb Lainne Eala & Condere, & aule Ereand
(d. 925-927)
UU913.8RMael Brigte m. Tornain
BM908.10RMaol Brighde, mac Tornáin
FAFA 449 [year 913]RMaol Brighde mc. Tornáin, comharba Phádraicc & Coluim Cille
UU927.1RMael Brigte m. Tornain, comurba Patraic & Coluim Cille
II927.1RMaíl Brigte m. Thornáin, abb Aird Macha & abb Iae Coluim Cille [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
BM925.13RMaol Brighde, mac Tornáin, comhorba Patraicc & Coluim Cille, & Adhamhnáin
BM925.13RMaol Brighde
BM925.13RMaoil Brigde [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
BM925.13RMaol Brighde
(d. 929)
BM929.7RMael Brighde, mac Feadacáin, abb Lainne Mic Luachain
(d. 933-935)
UU935.2RMael Brigte, princeps Mainistrech
BM933.4RMaol Bríghde, abb Mainistreach Buithe
(d. ?)
UU935.3Muiredach m. Mael Brigte, princeps Doim Liac
BM933.5Muiredhach, mac Maoil Brighde, abb Doimh Liacc
BM953.6Aongus, mac Maoil Brighde, airchinneach Doimh Liacc
(d. 939)
BM939.4Maol Brighde, mac Nectrai
(d. ?)
BM946.7Cormacan, mac Maoil Brighde
(d. 954)
UU956.4RMael Brigte m. Erudhain comarba M. Nise
BM954.5RMaol Brighde, mac Rédáin, comharba Mic Neissi, & Colmain Eala
(d. 972)
BM972.2RMaol Bríghde, mac Cathasaigh, epscop & abb Droma Móir Mo Cholmócc
(d. 1005)
UU1005.1RMael Brigte H. Rimeda abbas Ia
(d. 1011-1012)
UU1012.1RMael Brigte m. in Gobann, fer leiginn Aird Macha
BM1011.2RMaol Bríghde mac an Ghobhann, fer leighind Arda Macha
(d. ?)
TT1020.8Mael Brighdi [Noted as being the son of the brother of "Fíndlaech mac Ruaidhrí mormaer Moreb"]
UU1032.2Gilla Comgan m. Mael Brighde, mormaer Murebe
LCLC1032.2Gilla Comgháin mac Maol Bríghde, mormháor Muirebe
(d. 1025)
UU1025.1RMael Brigte H. Crichidhen comarba Finnein
BM1025.5RMaol Bríghdi ua Richiden, comharba Finnia & Comhgaill
(d. ?)
UU1029.7Mael Colaim m. Mael Brigte m. Ruaidhri
LCU1029.7Maol Coluim mac Mail Bríghde, mic Ruaidri
BM1029.7Maol Colaim, mac Maoil Bríghde, mic Ruaidhri
(d. 1029)
UU1029.7Mael Brigde H. Brolchan prim-shaer Erenn
LCU1029.7Maol Brighde .H. Brolchán, prímh-t-shaor Erenn na aimsir
BM1029.9Maol Bríghde, priomh-shaor Ereann
(d. 1041)
BM1041.1RMaol Bríghde ua Maoil Find, saccart & angcoire, & epscop Glinne Dá Locha
(d. 1042-1046)
TT1042.2RMael Brighdi, espoc Cilli Dara
BM1042.1RMaol Brighde, espug Cille Dara
BM1046.2RMaol Bríghde, saccart Cille Dara
(d. 1055)
BM1055.4RMaol Bríghde Ua Maol Ruain, airchinnech Slébhte
(d. 1055)
BM1055.5RMaol Brighde, mac Baettain, fer leighinn Arda Breacáin
(d. 1061)
BM1061.5Maol Brighde mac an Gobhann
(d. 1065)
BM1065.1RMaol Bríghde Ua Mannaicch, espug
(d. 1070)
UU1070.14RMael Brigte m. Cathusaigh m. ind abad fos-airchinnech Ard Macha
BM1070.5RMaol Brighde, mac Cathasaigh, foss-airchinneach Arda Macha
(d. 1095-1097)
UU1097.5RMael Brigte m. in t-Sair H. Brolcan uasal-espoc Cille Dara & Coicidh Laigen
TT1097.4RMael Brigde O Brolchan, espoc Cilli Dara
CSCS1097RMaol Brigde h. Brolchan episcopus Cille Dara
II1095.13RMael Brigte H. Brolcain, .i. mc. Mail Issu
BM1097.3RMaol Brighde mac An t-Saoir Uí Brolcháin saoi & epscop Chille Dara, & chóiccidh Laighen
(d. 1117)
UU1117.3RMael Brighte m. Ronan comarba Cenannsa
MCB1MCB1117.8RMael Brighde Mac Ronain [...] Ceanannais
BM1117.12RMaol Brighde Mac Ronáin, comhorba Cenannsa
(d. 1127)
UU1127.8RMael Brigte H. Forannan airchinnech Arda Sratha
BM1127.6RMaol Brighde Ua Forannáin, airchindeach Arda Sratha
(d. 1127)
UU1127.8RMael Brighte H. Cinaetha airchinnech Airde Trea
BM1127.7RMaol Brighde Ua Cionaodha, airchindeach Arda Trea
(d. 1127)
BM1127.7RMaol Brighde Ua Cionaodha, airchindeach Arda Trea
(d. 1129)
II1129.3RMael Brigti Ua Flannain
BM1129.1RMaol Bríghde Ua Flannáin, ancoire Liss Móir
(d. 1132)
BM1132.3RMaol Brighde mac Doilgén, uasal-shaccart Arda Macha
(d. 1133)
BM1133.2RMaol Brighde Ua h-Ainnin uasal-mhairtir Ereann
(d. 1139)
BM1139.12RMaol Brighde Ua Brolcháin, epscop Arda Macha
(d. ?)
U2U1205.2RMael Brighte h-Ua h-Eraran
(d. 1225)
Co1225.34RMoel Brigti h. Maicin app Topair Patraic
LCLC1225.44RMoel Brigde .H. Maicin, ap Topuir Patraic
CM1225.3RMaol Bríghde Ua Maiccin ab Topair Padraicc
(d. ?)
CM1257.2RMuireadhach mac Maoil Brighde Ui Faircheallaigh comhorba Maedhocc
(d. 1265)
CM1265.1RMaol Brighde Uá Gruccáin airchinneach Oile Finn

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