Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máel Póil / Maol Phóil

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 24 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Máel Póil / Maol Phóil


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: 5
Found in Years: 901, 906, 920, 922, 992, 1000, 1001, 1215, 1216

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Máel Póil / Maol Phóil 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. 901-906)
FAFA 412 [year 906]RMaol Póil, princeps Sruthra Guaire
AM901.3RMaol Poil, abb Sruthra Guaire
(d. 922)
UU922.1RMael Poil m. Ailella sui & epscop Sil Aedha Slane
CSCS922RMaol Poil mac Aililla episcopus et optimus Leithe Cuind & cenn Indh Idnain
BM920.2RMaol Poil, mac Ailella, epscop, anchoire, & scribhnidh Leithe Chuinn, & abb Ind Edhnén
BM920.2RMael Póil
(d. 992)
BM992.2RMael Póil, epscop Mughna
(d. 1001)
UU1001.4RMael Poil, comarba Feichin
CSCS1001RMaol Poil episcopus Cluana M Nois et comarba Fechin
BM1000.2RMaol Poil, epscop Cluana Mic Nóis & comharba Fecheine
(d. 1215-1216)
UU1216.1RMael Poil h-Ua Muiredhaigh, prioir Duine Geimhin
CM1215.3RMaol Póil Ua Muiredhaigh prioir Dhúine Geimhin

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