Index of Names in Irish Annals: Tigernach

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 24 July 2006

Masculine Given Names: Tigernach


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: 12
Found in Years: 545, 548, 549, 822, 837, 838, 846, 865, 879, 884, 916, 918, 919, 965, 967, 1061, 1088, 1105, 1172

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Tigernach, 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. 545-549)
TT549.7RTigernach mac Cairpri, sanctus episcopus Cluana Eois
UU549.2RTigernach Cluana Eois
CSCS545RTigernach mac Coirpre episcopus Chluana Eois
AM548.3RS. Tighernach, easpoc Cluana h-Eoais
(d. 822)
AM822.8Tighearnach, mac Cathmogha, tigherna Aidhne
(d. 837-838)
UU838.1RTigernach m. Aedha abbas Finndubrach Abe & aliarum ciuitatum
AM837.4RTighernach, mac Aedha, ab Fionnabhrach Abha
(d. 865)
AM846.9t-Tighernach, tigherna Locha Gabhar
UU865.3Tigernach m. Focartai, rí Locha Gabhor & leth-rí Bregh
CSCS865Tigernach mac FogartaighLocha Gabar & leithrí Breg
FAFA 336 [year 865]Tighearnach mc. Focarta, fear m-Breagh
(d. 879)
UU879.3RTigernach m. Muiredhaich episcopus, princeps Droma Inasclainn
(d. 884-887)
UU887.2Tigernach m. Tolairg, rigdomna Deisceirt Breg
AM884.10Tighearnach, mac Tolairgg tanaissi Deisceirt Bregh
(d. 916-919)
UU919.4Tigernach H. Cleirigh, ri H. Fiachrach Aidhne
CSCS918Tigernach h. Clerigh ri Aidhne
BM916.10Tighearnach ua Cléirigh, tighearna Aidhne
(d. 965-967)
UU967.2Tigernach m. Ruairc, ri Carce Brachaidhe
BM965.15Tighernach, mac Ruairc, tighearna Cairrge Brachaidh
(d. 1061)
UU1061.1RTigernach Bairrcech comarba Finnen & ard-anmchara Erenn
BM1061.4RTighernach Boirchech ard-anmchara Ereann, angcoire, & comharba Finnein
(d. 1088)
UU1088.3RTighernach H. Broein airchinnech Cluana M. Nois
CSCS1088RTigernach h. Braín
BM1088.3RTighernach Ua Braoin, ard-chomharba Chiaráin & Chomáin
(d. 1105)
II1105.4RTigernach Ua Duligeain, uasalsacart
(d. 1172)
UU1172.3RTigernach h-Ua Mael Eoin, comarba Ciarain Cluana Mac Nois
TT1172.5RTigernach Ua Mael Eóin, comurba Ciarain Cluana Maic Nóis

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