Index of Names in Irish Annals: Tairdelbach / Toirdhealbhach

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 22 October 2006

Masculine Given Names: Tairdelbach / Toirdhealbhach


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: 23
Found in Years: 1014, 1031, 1054, 1055, 1067, 1079, 1086, 1114, 1138, 1151, 1153, 1156, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1305, 1350, 1392, 1454, 1455, 1459, 1467, 1469, 1488, 1492, 1516, 1521, 1525, 1527, 1557, 1569, 1583

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Tairdelbach / Toirdhealbhach, 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. 1014)
UU1014.2Toirrdelbach m. Murchada
(d. 1086)
UU1031.9H. Briain, .i. Toirrdelbach
UU1055.3Tairrdelbach H.m-Briain
BM1054.15Toirdhealbhach ua Briain
UU1067.2Tairrdelbach H.m-Briain
BM1079.11Toirrdhealbhach ua Briain
UU1086.4Tairrdelbach H. Briain ri Erenn
BM1086.9Toirrdhealbhach ua Briain, rí Ereann
(d. 1156)
BM1114.11Toirrdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair
BM1138.10Toirrdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair
BM1153.13Toirrdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair
UU1156.1Tairrdelbach h-Ua Concobuir, airdrí Connacht
BM1156.9Toirrdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, rí Connacht, Midhe, Breifne, Mumhan, & Ereann uile co freasabhra
(d. 1167)
BM1151.22Toirrdhealbhach Ua Briain
BM1153.12Toirrdhealbhach Ua Briain
BM1156.13Toirrdhealbhach Ua Briain
UU1165.1Tairrdelbach h-Ua Briain
BM1165.6Toirrdhealbhach Ua Briain
UU1166.15Toirrdelbach h-Ua Briain
BM1167.7Toirrdhealbhach, mac Diarmada Uí Bhriain, rí Mumhan, & Lethe Mogha
(d. 1266)
CM1266.9Toirrdhealbhach mac Aodha mic Cathail Croibhdeirg
(d. 1268)
CM1268.4Toirrdhealbhach Óg mac Aodha mic Fedhlimidh mic Cathail Croibhdeirg, dalta Ua m-Briúin
(d. 1305)
Co1305.5Toirrdelbach mac Briain Ruaid h. Briain
(d. 1350)
CM1350.5Toirdhealbhach Ócc Ó Briain
(d. 1392)
DM1392.6Toirdhealbhac Mac Briain
(d. 1454)
DM1454.11Toirrdhealbhach Dall mac Toirrdhealbhaigh óig Uí Conchobhair
(d. 1455)
DM1455.2Toirrdhealbhach Carrach mac Domhnaill mic Muirceartaigh tighearna Slighigh
(d. 1459)
DM1459.1O Briain Toirrdhealbhach tighearna Tuadhmuman
(d. 1467)
DM1467.4Toirrdealbhach Ruadh mac Uí Neill (Enri)
(d. 1469)
DM1469.8Toirrdhealbhach mac Catail óicc mic Magnusa Meg Uidhir
(d. 1488)
DM1488.9O Flannaccain Tuaithe Ratha Toirrdhelbhach mac Giolla Iosa
(d. 1492)
DM1492.17Toirrdhealbhach Ballach mac Uí Conchobhair Failge .i. mac Cuinn mic an Chalbhaigh
(d. 1516)
EM1516.15RToirrdhealbhach mac Briain Uaine Í Gallchubhair comharba na Cairrcce
(d. 1521)
EM1521.7Toirrdhealbhach mac Donnchaidh Mic Suibhne
(d. 1525)
EM1525.2RToirrdhealbhach mac Mathghamhna, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Briain Catha in Aonaigh I Bhriain epscop Cille Da Lua
(d. 1527)
EM1527.3Toirrdhealbhach mac Eiccneacháin I Domhnaill
(d. 1557)
Em1557.13Toirrdhealbhach mac Conchobhair mic Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Taidhcc an Chomaid Uí Briain
(d. 1569)
EM1569.1REspocc Cille Dá Lua .i. Toirrdhealbhach mac Mathghamhna mic Toirrdhealbhaigh Uí Briain
(d. 1583)
EM1583.22Mac Uí Concobhair Doinn .i. Toirrdhealbhach mac Diarmada, mic Cairbre, mic Eocchain Chaoích mic Feilim Gengcaigh

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