Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máel Ciaráin / Maol Chiaráin

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.8, updated 26 February 2010

Masculine Given Names: Máel Ciaráin / Maol Chiaráin


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: 10
Found in Years: 865, 867, 869, 877, 880, 889, 894, 898, 900, 903, 905, 912, 915, 982, 1060, 1086, 1163, 1263

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Máel Ciaráin / Maol Chiaráin, 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. 869)
UU867.8Mel Ciaran m. Ronain
AM865.12Mael Ciaráin mac Rónáin
UU869.4Mael Ciarain m. Ronain, rignia airthir Erenn,feinid foghla Gall
AM867.13Maol Ciaráin, mac Rónáin tréin-fhear airthir Ereann
(d. 877-880)
UU880.2Mael Ciarain m. Conaing, rex Tethbai
AM877.8Maol Ciaráin, mac Conaing, tighearna Teathbha
(d. ?)
UU894.2Lachtnan m. Mael Chiarain, rex Tethbai
CSCS894Lachtnan mac Maeil CiaráinTeabtha
AM889.14Lachtnán, mac Maoil Ciaráin, tighearna Tethbha
(d. 898-903)
UU903.1RMael Ciarain abbas Tire Da Glas & Cluana Eidnigh
UM898.4RMaol Ciaráin, abb Tire Dá Glas, & Cluana h-Eidhnech
(d. 900-905)
UU903.1Mael Ciarain abbas Tire Da Glas & Cluana Eidnigh
UU905.1Mael Ciarain m. Foirtchirn, episcopus Lainne Leire
AM900.2Maol Cianan, mac Foirtcheirn, epscob Lainne Léire
(d. 912-915)
UU915.4RMael Ciarain m. Eochacain, princeps Cluana h-Auis & episcopus Aird Macha
BM912.2RMaol Ciaráin, mac Eochacáin, abb Cluana h-Eois & Mucnamha
(d. ?)
BM982.2Corbmac, mac Maoil Chiarain, comharba Mochta
(d. 1060)
UU1060.5RMael Ciaran H. Robocan airchinnech Suird
(d. 1086)
UU1086.5Mael Ciaran H. Cadhusaigh ri Breg
TT1086.3Mael Ciaran h-Úa Cathasaigh
(d. 1163)
BM1163.4Maol Chiarain, aird-shenoir Fear Mídhe
(d. 1263)
CM1263.1RMaol Ciarain Ua Maoil Eoin (.i. ab Cluana Mic Nois)

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