Index of Names in Irish Annals: Robartach

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

© 2000-2011 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 31 August 2011

Masculine Given Names: Robartach


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: 26
Found in Years: 757, 762, 782, 787, 800, 838, 839, 826, 828, 835, 843, 844, 845, 846, 847, 849, 851, 853, 855, 865, 867, 870, 872, 873, 875, 876, 880, 882, 883, 936, 942, 952, 954, 952, 954, 1006, 1057, 1136

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Robartach, 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. 757-762)
UU762.8RRobhartach m. Cuanach, prinnceps Othne
TT762.8RRobartach princeps Athnae
AM757.3RRobhartach, mac Cuanach, abb Aithne Móire
(d. 782-787)
UU787.1RRobartach m. Moinigh equonimus Slane & abbas Cille Foibrigh
AM782.6RRobhartach, mac Maenaigh, fer tighis Sláine, & abb Cille Fóibrigh
UU839.2RColman m. Robartaigh abbas Slane
AM838.4RColmán, mac Robhartaigh, abb Sláine
(d. 800)
AM800.2RRobhartach, abb Bendchuir
(d. 826-828)
UU828.2RRobartach m. Cathasaigh prinnceps Cluana Moer Arddae
AM826.3RRobhartach, mac Cathusaigh, airchindeach Cluana Móir Arda
(d. 835)
AM835.7RRobhartach, mac Maeluidhir, abb Achaidh Bó Cainnigh
(d. 843-845)
UU845.10RRobartach m. Bresail, abbas Achaid Bo Cainnigh
AM843.5RRobhartach, mac Bresail, abb Achaidh Bó Cainnigh
(d. 843-845)
UU845.11RRobartach m. Flainn, abbas Domnaig Moer
AM843.6RRobhartach, mac Flainn, abb Domhnaigh Móir
(d. 844)
AM844.5RRobhartach, mac Suibhne, prioir Chille Achaidh, scribhnidh & eccnaidh
(d. 846)
AM846.3RRobhartach, mac Maoile Fothartaigh, abb Cille Moinne
(d. ?)
UU849.8RRobartach m. Colgen, abbas Slane
AM847.3RRobhartach, mac Colgan, abb Sláine
(d. ?)
UU853.1Ailill m. Robartaigh, princeps Luscan
AM851.4Ailill, mac Robhartaigh, abb Luscca
(d. 853-855)
UU855.6RRobartach abbas Innse Cain Degha, scriba
AM853.3RRobhartach, abb Innsi Cain Degha, scribhnidh
(d. 865-867)
UU867.2RRobartach Finnglaissi episcopus & scriba
CSCS867RRabartach Findglaissi episcopus
FAFA 352 [year 867]RRobhartach, epscop & sapiens Fionnglaisi
AM865.3RRobhartach Fionnghlais epscop & scribhnidh
(d. 870-872)
UU872.8RRobartach Dermhaighe, scriba optimus
FAFA 406 [year 872]RRobhartach Dearmaighe, scriba
AM870.6RRobhartach Dermhaighe, scribhnidh toccaidhe
(d. 873-875)
UU875.1RRobartach m. na Cerda episcopus Cille Daro & scriba optimus & princeps Cille Achaid
CSCS875RRobartach mac Meic na Cerda episcopus Cille Dara
AM873.2RRobhartach, mac ua Ceartta, .i. o ta Inis Robhartaigh, epscop Cille Dara, scribhnidh, & abb Cille Achaidh
(d. 876)
AM876.4RRobhartach, abb Ruiss Cré
(d. ?)
UU883.7Cathasach m. Robartaich, princeps Aird Macha
CSCS883Cathasach mac Rabartaigh princeps & episcopus Aird Macha
AM880.10Cathusach, mac Robhartaigh, abb Arda Macha
(d. ?)
AM882.3Eochu, mac Robhartaigh, abb Findabhrach Abhae & Cille Moinne
(d. 883)
AM883.4RRobhartach, mac Colgan, abb Chille Thomae
(d. 936)
BM936.9Robhartach, Tighe Theille
(d. 942)
BM942.1RRobhartach, mac Maol Cainnigh, abb Cluana Andobhair
(d. 954)
UU954.6RRobhartach comarba Coluim Cille & Adomnain
CSCS954RRobartach comarba Coluim Cille
BM952.2RRobhartach, comharba Coluim Chille & Adhamnáin
(d. ?)
UU954.6Ceilechair comarba Ciarain & Fhinnain
CSCS954Celecair mac Robartaig do Íbh Mac Uais Mide comorba Finnain & Ciarain
BM952.6Celechair, mac Robhartaigh, comharba Finnéin
(d. 1006)
BM1006.6RRobhartach ua h-Ailghiusa, ancoire Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. 1057)
UU1057.8RRobartach m. Ferdomnaigh comarba Coluim Cille
LCLC1057.5RRobhartach mac Ferdhomnaigh, comarba Coluim Cille
BM1057.2RRobhartach, mac Ferdomhnaigh, comharba Cholaim Chille & Adhamhnáin
(d. 1136)
LCLC1136.1RRobhartach .H. Cellaigh, airchinnech Fathna Móire
BM1136.3RRobhartach Ua Ceallaigh, airchindech Fathna Móire

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