McGuire, James [ed.]





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McGuire, James [ed.], and James Quinn [ed.], Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed. (2009), Online: Royal Irish Academy; Cambridge University Press, 2009–present.

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Dictionary of Irish biography
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2009–2022
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McGuire, James, and James Quinn (eds.), Dictionary of Irish biography: from the earliest times to 2002, 9 vols, Dublin and Cambridge: Royal Irish Academy and Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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Éamon a Búrca Búrc (Éamon)
(1866–1942)
de Búrc (Éamon)
Irish tailor and storyteller, born in Aird Mhóir, Carna (Co. Galway). Some of his stories were collected by Liam Mac Coisdeala.
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AdomnánAdomnán
(fl. c.628–704)
Adomnán mac Rónáin was abbot of Iona (r. 679–704) and author of the Latin Life of St Columba and an account of the holy places of the Near East (De locis sanctis). He is credited with the proclamation of the Lex innocentium or Cáin Adomnáin at the Synod of Birr.
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Áed Dub mac SuibniÁed Dub mac Suibni
(d. 588)
A king of Dál nAraide (563-588) who became chiefly known for slaying Díarmait mac Cerbaill, the Uí Néill king of Tara. The deed is depicted in Aided Díarmata meic Cerbaill.
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Áed Findlíath mac NéillÁed Findlíath mac Néill
(d. 879)
King of Ailech and high-king of Ireland (r. 862–879) from the northern Uí Néill (Cenél nEógain); son of Níall Caille.
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Áed Oirdnide mac NéillÁed Oirdnide mac Néill
(d. 819)
king of Ailech (r. 788-819) and high-king of Ireland from Cenél nÉogain of the northern Uí Néill; son of Níall Frossach mac Fergaile.
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Philip Fitzgerald BarronBarron (Philip Fitzgerald)
(1801/2?–1844)
Irish-language scholar and activist and Hebraist, born in  Stradbally, Co. Waterford.
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William BethamBetham (William)
(1779–1853)
(Sir) William Betham, English antiquary and collector of manuscripts; member of the Royal Irish Academy
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Broccán clóenBroccán clóen
(d. 650)
No short description available
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Caimín of Inis CeltraCaimín of Inis Celtra
(d. 654 (AI))
also Caimmíne or Mo Chammóc, patron saint of Inis Celtra (Holy Island in Lough Derg). His feastday is usually given as 24 March.
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Cellán of PéronneCellán of Péronne
(d. 706)
Cellanus of Péronne
Irish churchman, fourth abbot of St Fursa’s foundation in Péronne, Neustria, in what became Picardy, France. From William of Malmesbury, he is known to have corresponded with Aldhelm. He has been identified as the author of a number of Latin  poems. The Lorsch annals give his obit under 706.
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Cináed úa hArtacáinCináed úa hArtacáin
(d. 975)
Cináed ua hArtacáin, Úa hArtacáin (Cináed)
Middle Irish poet.
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Colmán of LindisfarneColmán, bishop of Lindisfarne
(d. 676)
Irish monk from Iona and bishop of Lindisfarne
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Congalach CnogbaCongalach Cnogba
Congalach mac Maíl Mithig
Congalach Cnogba (‘of Knowth’) son of Máel Mithig, was king of Brega from the Síl nÁedo Sláine branch of the southern Ui Néill and seized the kingship of Tara in 944.
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Thaddeus ConnellanConnellan (Thaddeus)
(c.1780–1854)
Ó Coinnialláin (Tadhg)
Irish-language scholar and scribe.
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Crimthann mac ÁedaCrimthann mac Áeda
(ob. 633)
Crimthann Cualann, Crimthann mac Áedo
King of the Leinster of the Uí Máil, son of Áed Díbchíne.
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Dar LugdachDar Lugdach
(d. 525/527)
Der Lugdach, Darlugdach
Second abbess of Kildare.
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Hugh de Lacy [earl of Ulster]de Lacy (Hugh) ... earl of Ulster
(d. 1242)
Anglo-Norman magnate who made a career in Ireland as a soldier and lord and became the first earl of Ulster in 1205. He was the son of Hugh de Lacy (d. 1186), lord of Meath, and his first wife, Rose of Monmouth (Rose de Baderon).
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Hugh de Lacy [lord of Meath]de Lacy (Hugh) ... lord of Meath
(d. 1186)
Magnate, son of Gilbert de Lacy (d. 1163), lord of Weobley, Herefordshire. After he accompanied Henry II on his 1171 visit to Ireland, he was entrusted with the kingdom of Mide.
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Donnchad Donn mac FlainnDonnchad Donn mac Flainn
(d. 944)
High-king of Ireland from the Clann Cholmáin branch of the southern Uí Néill, son of Flann Sinna.
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Dúngal of Saint-Denis and PaviaDúngal of Saint-Denis and Pavia
(d. after 827/828)
Irish scholar, teacher and poet known for his career on the continent, who was associated with Saint-Denis, Pavia and Bobbio.
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Gerald FitzGerald [3rd earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Gerald) ... 3rd earl of Desmond
(1338–1398)
Gerald fitz Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd earl of Desmond, justiciar of Ireland and poet, known as Gearóid Iarla; son of Maurice fitz Thomas FitzGerald.
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Gerald FitzGerald [15th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Gerald) ... 15th earl of Desmond
(c.1530–1583)
Gerald fitz James FitzGerald, 15th (or 14th) earl of Desmond, son of the previous earl James fitz John FitzGerald.
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James fitz Gerald FitzGerald [16th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James fitz Gerald) ... 16th earl of Desmond
(c.1570?–1601)
Tower Earl, Queen's Earl
16th (or 15th earl) of Desmond, only son and successor of the previous earl Gerald and Eleanor Butler.
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James fitz Thomas FitzGerald [16th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James fitz Thomas) ... 16th earl of Desmond
(d. 1607)
James fitz Thomas FitzGerald, called the súgán (straw-rope) earl of Desmond and styled the 16th (or 15th) earl, was son of Sir Thomas fitz James FitzGerald, who despite being bastardised aspired to the title of earl of Desmond in opposition to his half-brother Gerald and fought for the English Crown. After Gerald’s death, the Crown dissolved the earldom in favour of a Munster plantation, but faced an uprising led in part by Hugh O'Neill, earl of Tyrone. Where James had previously turned to the Crown in the hope of becoming earl of Desmond, he accepted that title from the rebels. In the ensuing years, however, he experienced great difficulty in making his authority felt. In 1601, he was captured and sent to the Tower of London, where he died in c.1607.
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James FitzGerald [7th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 7th earl of Desmond
(c.1380–1462)
James fitz Gerald FitzGerald, 7th earl of Desmond, son of Gerald fitz Maurice FitzGerald and Eleanor, daughter of James Butler.
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James FitzGerald [9th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 9th earl of Desmond
(c.1459–1487)
James fitz Thomas FitzGerald, became 9th (or 8th) earl of Desmond (1468–1487) after his father Thomas was executed.
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James FitzGerald [11th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 11th earl of Desmond
(fl. 1500–1529)
James fitz Maurice FitzGerald, 11th earl of Desmond, was son of his predecessor Maurice fitz Thomas FitzGerald and Ellen Roche.
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James FitzGerald [14th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 14th earl of Desmond
(fl. 1530s–1558)
James fitz John FitzGerald, 14th (or 13th) earl of Desmond, son of John fitz Thomas Fitzgerald, de facto 13th (or 12th) earl of Desmond, and More, daughter of Donogh O'Brien of Carrigogunnell.
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John FitzGerald [4th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (John) ... 4th earl of Desmond
(fl. 1377–d. 1399)
John fitz Gerald FitzGerald, 4th earl of Desmond, son of his predecessor Gerald fitz Maurice FitzGerald and Eleanor, daughter of James Butler.
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Maurice fitz Thomas FitzGerald [10th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Maurice fitz Thomas) ... 10th earl of Desmond
(c.1460–1520)
Maurice ‘Bachach’ fitz Thomas FitzGerald, son of Thomas fitz James FitzGerald, 8th earl of Desmond, and Alice Barry, became 10th (or 9th) earl of Desmond after his brother James, the former earl, was killed.
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Maurice FitzGerald [1st earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Maurice) ... 1st earl of Desmond
(1293–1356)
first earl of Desmond and justificiar of Ireland, son of Thomas fitz Maurice FitzGerald, who was lord of Decies and Desmond and justiciar of Ireland, and of Margaret daughter of Thomas of Berkeley.
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Thomas FitzGerald [6th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Thomas) ... 6th earl of Desmond
(c.1386–1420)
Thomas fitz John FitzGerald, 6th (or 5th) earl of Desmond, son of John fitz Gerald FitzGerald, 4th earl of Desmond. Since he was still a minor when his father died (1399), his uncle Maurice fitz Gerald took custody of the earldom until Thomas was of age. He acceded in 1401 but was deposed and banished by another uncle, James fitz Gerald, in 1411.
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Thomas FitzGerald [8th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Thomas) ... 8th earl of Desmond
(c.1420–1468)
Thomas fitz James FitzGerald, 8th (or 7th) earl of Desmond, son of James fitz Gerald FitzGerald and Mary, daughter of Uilleag Burke.
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Flann Sinna mac Maíle SechnaillFlann Sinna mac Maíle Sechnaill
(d. 916)
Flann Sinna, Flann mac Máele Sechnaill
Flann Sinna (‘of the Shannon’), son of Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid; was high-king of Ireland from the Clann Cholmáin, the leading branch of the southern Uí Néill.
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Robin FlowerFlower (Robin)
(d. 1946)
Irish scholar.
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Gilla Meic LiacGilla Meic Liac
(d. 1174)
Gelasius ... Gilla Meic Liac
Archbishop of Armagh (consecrated 1137), earlier also abbot or erenagh of Derry (since 1121).
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William HalidayHaliday (William)
(1788–1812)
Halliday (William)
Irish linguist and jurist, who in 1808 published, as E[dmund] O'C[onnell], a grammar of Irish (Uraicecht na Gaedhilge).
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Honorius AugustodunensisHonorius Augustodunensis
(fl. 1098–1140)
Honorius Augustodunensis is a medieval theologian and author, active between ca. 1190 and ca. 1140. He is also referred to as Honorius Inclusus or Honorius of Autun. He has written several works, including the Speculum ecclesiae, the Elucidarium, and the Imago mundi. Two of his works (the Elucidarium and the Imago mundi) have been translated into Middle Welsh.
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John LaniganLanigan (John)
(1758–1828)
Irish priest and church historian.
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John LynchLynch (John)
(c. 1599–1677)
Lucius (Gratianus)
Irish priest and scholar; author of Cambrensis eversus (1662), under the Latin pseudonym Gratianus Lucius.
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Patrick Lynch [d. 1818]Lynch (Patrick) ... d. 1818
(1754/57–1818)
Ó Loingsigh (Pádraig) ... d. 1818
Irish schoolmaster, private tutor, author and editor.
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Christianus Mac CarthaigMac Carthaig (Christianus)
(d. 1148 × 1156)
Third abbot of St James of Regensburg, believed to have been a Munsterman of the Mac Carthaig family of Desmond.
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Díarmait Mac MurchadaMac Murchada (Díarmait)
(c.1110–1171)
Díarmait Mac Murchada, MacMurrough (Dermot), Díarmait na nGall
king of Leinster, son of Donnchad Mac Murchada (d. 1115)
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Máel RuainMáel Ruain
(d. 792)
Founding bishop-abbot of the monastery of Tallaght (Ir. Tamlacht, Co. Dublin) and a pioneer and leader of a kind of monastic reform that inspired the emergence of the Céli Dé.
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Máel RubaiMáel Rubai
(d. 722)
Máel Ruba, Sagart Ruadh
Abbot and founder of the monastery of Apor Crossan (Applecross, Scotland), commemorated as a saint in Irish and Scottish sources.
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William Monck MasonMason (William Monck)
(1775–1859)
Irish historian
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Muirchertach mac NéillMuirchertach mac Néill
(d. 943)
Muirchertach na Cochall Craicinin, Muirchertach of the Leather Cloaks
King of Ailech from the Cenél nÉogain, son of Níall Glúndub mac Áeda.
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Níall Glúndub mac ÁedaNíall Glúndub mac Áeda
(d. 919)
High-king of Ireland from the Cenél nEógain branch of the northern Uí Néill.
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Toirrdelbach Ó Briain [d. 1306]Ó Briain (Toirrdelbach) ... d. 1306
(d. 1306)
King of Thomond, son of Tadhg Ó Briain.
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Cú Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche)
(d. in or after 1664)
Irish scholar, poet, historian and scribe; one of the so-named ‘Four Masters’.
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