Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máenach

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 22 February 2007

Masculine Given Names: Máenach


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: 25
Found in Years: 649, 653, 660, 662, 731, 738, 743, 768, 773, 776, 781, 790, 791, 796, 800, 805, 825, 827, 862, 885, 889, 895, 900, 929, 921, 954, 956, 957, 959, 969, 971, 976, 1001, 1021, 1044, 1045

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Máenach, 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. ?)
AM649.3Maonach, mac Baoithin, toisech Ua m-Briúin
(d. ?)
TT653.6Maenach mac Báithin, rí h-Ua m-Briuin Brefne
CSCS653Maenach mac Blathin ri Ua mBriuin
(d. 662)
UU662.5Maenach m. Fingin mc. Aedha Duib mc. Crimthain mc. Feidhlimidh mc. Aenghusa mc. Nad Fraich, rex Muman
TT662.5Maenach mac Fingin, rí Muman
CSCS662Maenach mac FinginMuman
AM660.6Maonach, mac Fingin, ri Mumhan
(d. 731)
UU731.9Moenaigh m. Sechnusaigh [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 738-743)
UU743.4Moenach m. Conlaich rex Nepotum Cremthain
TT743.3Maenach mac Condalaigh, rí h-Ua Cremthaind
AM738.4Maonach mac Condalaigh, tigherna Ua g-Cremhthainn
(d. 768-773)
UU773.1RMoenach m. Colmain, abbas Slane & Cille Foibrich
AM768.2RMaenach, mac Colmain, abb Slaine, & Cille Foibrich
(d. 776-781)
UU781.3RMoenach h. Moenaigh abbas Lainne Leire
AM776.7RMaenach ua Maonaigh, abb Lainne Léire
(d. 790)
AM790.4RMaonach, abb Cluana Ferta Mo Lua
(d. 791-796)
UU796.4RMoenach m. Oengusa secnap Luscan
AM791.8RMaenach, mac Aonghusa, prioir Luscan
(d. 800-805)
UU805.3RMoenach m. Colgen, abbas Luscan
AM800.5RMaonach, mac Colgan, abb Luscan
(d. 825-827)
UU827.7RMoenach m. Crunnmail, secnap Fer Rois
AM825.4RMaonach, mac Crunnmhaoil, prióir Fer Rois
(d. 862)
AM862.3RMaonach, mac Condmhaigh, abb Ruis Cré
(d. 885-889)
UU889.3RMoenach, princeps Cille Achaidh Drumm Fota
AM885.8RMaenach, abb Cille Achaidh Dromata
(d. 895-900)
UU900.4RMoenach m. Coemain, abbas Doim Liacc
AM895.5RMaenach, mac Caemháin, abb Doimh Liacc
(d. ?)
CSCS921RMaonach cele De
BM919.14RMaonach, céle Dé
(d. 919-921)
UU921.1RMoenach m. Siadhail, comurba Comgaill, cenn ecna innse Erenn
BM919.4RMaonach, mac Siadhail, abb Bennchair, & sccribhnidh na n-Gaoidhel uile
(d. 954-956)
UU956.4RMoenach comarba Finnia & fer leighinn Aird Macha
CSCS956RMaonach comarba Finnén
BM954.4RMaonach, comharba Findéin, & fer leighinn Arda Macha
(d. 957-959)
UU959.4RMoenach m. Cormaicc, airchinnech Liss Moir
BM957.5RMaenach, mac Corbmaic, abb Lis Móir
(d. 957)
BM957.6RMaenach, airchindech Lothra
(d. 969)
CSCS971RMaonach mac Maeilmichil episcopus Cluana muc Nois
BM969.3RMaenach, epscop Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. 976)
BM976.3RMaonach, mac Muiredhaigh, abb Droma Inesclainn
(d. 1001)
BM1001.7RMaonach, aistire Cenannsa
(d. 1021)
BM1021.2RMaonach, saccart & airchinneach Lainne Léire
(d. 1044)
BM1044.2Maenach Mucnamha
(d. 1045)
UU1045.1RMaenach H. Cirduban airchinnech Lughmaidh
BM1045.7RMaonach, ua Ciordubháin, comharba Mochta Lughmhaidh

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