Index of Names in Irish Annals: Rónán

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 18 November 2006

Masculine Given Names: Rónán


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: 35
Found in Years: 590, 593, 605, 610, 615, 620, 624, 625, 626, 632, 634, 647, 650, 654, 656, 658, 660, 661, 664, 665, 669, 670, 672, 676, 693, 703, 704, 706, 729, 730, 732, 737, 759, 763, 764, 814, 823, 842, 844, 867, 869, 885, 938, 966, 988, 989, 1014, 1025, 1117

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Rónán, 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. ?)
UU594.1Gerrtide, ri Cianachtae
TT593.3Gerthidhe mac Ronain rí Cianachta
AM590.2Gerthidhe, mac Ronain, tigherna Ciannachta
[[unknown] maqqas Colomagni] (d. 610-615)
TT605.6Ronan mac Colman rí Laigen
TT615.4Ronain maic Colmain, ríg Laigen
AM610.4Ronan, mac Colmain, rí Laighen
[[unknown] maqqas Totavali] (d. 620-626)
UU625.2Ronan m. Tuathail rex na n-Airther
UU625.2Ronan macc Tuathail
TT625.5Ronan mac Tuathail, rí na n-Airrther
TT625.6Ronan mac Tuathail
AM620.5Ronan, mac Tuathail, tigherna na n-Airther
AM620.7Ronán mac Tuathail
II626.1Rónáin m. Thuathail
[[unknown] maqqas Colomagni] (d. 615-624)
UU624.1Ronain mc. Colmain
AM624.4Ronan, mac Colmain
TT624.1Ronain maic Colmain
[[unknown] maqqas Baidagni] (d. 632)
UU632.2Ronain m. Baetain
[[unknown] maqqas Vergoso] (d. 634)
UI634.2Ronain m. Fergussa
UU647.2Duncath aue Ronain
UU656.4Crunnmael Erbuilc m. Ronain regis Lagenensium
TT656.3Crunmail Erbuilg, maic Ronaín, rig Laigen Desgabair
AM650.5Cruindmaol Erbuilgg, mac Ronáin, toisech Laighen Desgabhair
TT654.4Congal mac Ronain
UU658.1Cellaig m. Sarainl^Ronain ["Cellach son of Sárán or Rónán"]
(d. ?)
UU658.1Blaithmicc m. Ronain m. Coluimb
UU661.1Tommene mc. Ronain episcopus Ard Machae
AM660.9S. Tomene, mac Ronáin, epscop Arda Macha
[[unknown] maqqas Biraci] (d. 664-665)
AM664.1S. Ronan mac Beroigh
TT665.4Ronan mac Beraig
AM796.6Taisi naomh Ronáin, mic Beraigh, do chor i n- áirc baí ar na h-imdenamh d'ór & d'argatt. ["The relics of Ronan, son of Bearach were placed in a shrine formed of gold and silver."]
TT1043.6na naim .i. Mochta & Ronan
BM1043.11na naoimh [unrelated] .i. Mochta & Ronán ["the saints [unrelated] namely, Mochta and Ronan"]
UU669.4Maele Duin m. Maenaich
AM669.3Maol Dúin ua Ronain
UU670.6Dunchado h-ui Ronain
AM669.7Dunchadh ua Ronáin
UU672.3Cummascaich m. Ronain
TT672.3Cumascaigh maic Ronain
AM670.5Cumasccach, mac Ronáin
UU676.2Boidb filii Ronain h-oi Congaile ["Bodb son of Rónán grandson of Congal"]
UU693.3Ceallach m. Ronain Moir
AM703.2Adhamhnan mac Ronáin, abb Iae Coluim Cille
UU704.2Adomnanus [unrelated] abbas Iae
AM706.2Fionnchoin h-ua Ronáin
[Rónán mac Mruichesaig]
AM729.2Suibhne, mac Cronnmaoil, mic Ronain, epscop Arda Macha
UU730.5Suibne alias mc. Crunnmail nepos Mruichesaich episcopus Airdd Machae ["Suibne alias son of Crunnmael, grandson of Mruichesach, bishop of Ard Macha"]
[Rónán] (d. 732-737)
UU737.1RRonain abbatis Cinn Garadh
TT737.1RRonain, ab Cínd Garadh
AM732.2RRonán, abb Cinn Garadh
[Rónán] (d. 759-764)
AM759.3RRonan, abb Cluana Mic Nóis
UU764.2RRonain abbatis Cluana Moccu Nois
[Rónán] (d. 763)
II763.1RRonain, epscoip Lis Moir
[Rónán ] (d. 814)
UU814.7RRonan nepos Lochdheirc episcopus
UU823.6RRonan, abbas Cluana M. Nois
[Rónán] (d. 842-844)
UU844.2RRonan, abbas Cluana M. Nois
AM842.5RRonán, abb Cluana Mic Nóis
UU867.8Mel Ciaran m. Ronain
UU869.4Mael Ciarain m. Ronain, rignia airthir Erenn, feinid foghla Gall ["Mael Ciaráin son of Rónán, royal champion of eastern Ireland, a warrior who plundered the foreigners"]
[Rónán mac Cathail]
AM885.4RRonán, mac Cathail, abb Cluana Dolcain
[Rónán mac Cathail]
BM938.3Duibh Indrecht, mac Ronáin, abb Cluana Dolcáin
[Rónán mac meic ] (d. 966)
BM966.6Ronán, mac Bruadair, mic Duibhgiolla
UU989.8Echmilid m. Ronain, ri na n-Airther
BM988.10Echmhílidh, mac Ronáin, tigherna na n-Airther
[Rónán] (d. 1014)
UU1014.9RRonan comarba Feicin
BM1014.2RRonán, comharba Fechin
[Rónán mac ] (d. 1025)
II1025.6Rónáin m. Cuirc, rí Muscraige Mittaine
UU1117.3Mael Brighte m. Ronan comarba Cenannsa
BM1117.12Maol Brighde Mac Ronáin, comhorba Cenannsa, & ar muintire Cenannsa uime ["Maelmuire Ua Dunain, Archbishop of Munster, head of the clergy of Ireland, and lord of the almsdeeds of the west of Europe"]
MCB1MCB1117.8Mael Brighde Mac Ronain [...] Ceanannais

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