Index of Names in Irish Annals: Rogellach, Rogallach / Raghallach

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

© 2000-2004 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 19 May 2004

Masculine Given Names: Rogellach, Rogallach / Raghallach


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: 6 - 9
Found in Years: 617, 645, 648, 649, 656, 678, 679, 680, 701, 703, 718, 738, 753, 765, 810, 871, 881, 1014, 1233

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Rogellach, Rogallach / Raghallach, 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. 645-656)
AM617.6Raghallach, mac Uattach
UU649.1Raghallaig m h-Uatach righ Connacht
UU656.6Raghallaigh mc. Uadach righ Connacht
II648.1Rogellaig m. h-Uathach
AM645.3Raghallach, mac Uatach, rí Connacht
AM645.3Raghallach, mac Uatach
UU703.2Ceallach Locha Cime mc. Radhallaigh ["Cellach of Loch Cime son of Ragallach"]
UU703.2Cellach Cime m. Roghallaig mc. Uatach, ri Connacht ["Cellach of Loch Cime son of Ragallach son of Uata, king of Connacht"]
II703.1.1Cellach mc. Rogellaich da tá Síl Cellaich m. Rogellaig do Chonnachtaib ["Cellach, son of Rogellach (from whom are the Síl Rogellaig of Connachta)"]
AM701.2Ceallach Locha Cime, mac Raghallaigh
AM703.3Ceallach mac Raghallaigh, ri Condacht
AM738.6Ceallach, mac Raghallaigh, rí Connacht
(possibly the same Rogellach as above)
AM649.4Fergus, mac Raghallaigh
AM753.9trí h-ui Ceallaigh, .i. trí meic Fergusa, mic Roghallaigh .i. Cathrannach, Cathmugh, & Artbran
(possibly the same Rogellach as above)
UU680.3Cathal m. Roghailligh
II679.1Cathail m. Rogellaich
AM678.5Cathal, mac Raghallaigh
(possibly the same Rogellach as above)
AM718.1Flann, mac Raghallaigh
AM765.15Flaithbhertach, mac Floinn, mic Roghallaigh
(d. 810)
AM810.15Roghallach, mac Flaithiusa
(d. ?)
AM871.10Dunadhach, mac Raghallaigh, tighearna Ceneóil Coirpre Móir
(d. 881)
AM881.5Raghallach, abb Bendchuir
(d. 1014)
UU1014.4Cian & Cathal & Roghallach, tri m. Mail Muaidh ["three sons of Mael Muad, Cian and Cathal and Rogallach"]
LCLC1014.5Cian, & Cathal, & Raghallach, tri mic Mail Mhuaidh
[Raghallach Ó Flannagáin] (d. 1233)
LCLC1233.2Raghallach O Flannagáin
CM1233.4Raghallach Ua Flannagáin

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