Index of Names in Irish Annals: Senán

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 29 October 2006

Masculine Given Names: Senán


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: 1
Found in Years: 1012, 1013, 1023, 1030, 1053, 1066, 1103, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1145

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Senán, 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. 1012-1013)
UU1013.1Senan H. Leocain ri Galeng
CSCS1013Senan h. LeochainGaileng
BM1012.7Senán ua Leocan, tigherna Gaileng
UU1023.2m. Senan H. Leochain
TT1023.2mac Senaín h-úi Leochaín
CSCS1023mac Seanáin h. Leochain
LCLC1023.1mac Senán .H. Leocán
BM1023.2lá mac SenainLeocain
TT1030.16do dib rígaib Gaileng .i. Cú Calgaigh & Seanán h-ua Leochan
BM1030.22Choin Gaileng & do mhac Senáin Ui Leochain, dá rioghdhamhna Gaileng ["Cugaileang and the son of Seanan Ua Leochain, two royal heirs of Gaileanga"]
TT1053.6Congalach mac Senain, rí Gaileng
BM1053.14Congalach, mac Senáin, tigherna Gaileng
TT1053.6Congalach mac Senain rí Gaileng
BM1053.14Conghalach, mac Senáin, tighearna Gaileng
UU1066.2mc. Senan ri Gaileng
LCLC1066.2mac Senáin, rí Gaileng
BM1066.8Mac Senáin, tigherna Gaileng
UU1103.7Cathalan m. Senan
II1103.7Macc Meic Senain, ri Galeng
BM1103.13Cathalán Mac Senáin
UU1130.3Amhlaimh m. m. Shenan ri Gaileng .i. Cocholl Fliuch
TT1130.5Cochall Fliuch mac Maic Senain, rí Gaileng
CSCS1130Cochall Fliuch mac meic SenainGaileng
BM1128.19Cochall, mac Mic Senáin
MCB1MCB1129.1Amalgaibh mac Mic Seanain, rena n-aburtaighe Cochall Fliuch, ri Fearnmuidhe
BM1130.10Amhlaoibh, mac Mic Senain, tigherna Gaileng
BM1145.19Maoilechlainn, mac Domhnaill Shúgaigh, mac Cochaill Flich, mic Senáin

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