McGuire, James [ed.]
McGuire, James [ed.], and James Quinn [ed.], Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed. (2009), Online: Royal Irish Academy; Cambridge University Press, 2009–present.
de Búrc (Éamon)
Irish tailor and storyteller, born in Aird Mhóir, Carna (Co. Galway). Some of his stories were collected by Liam Mac Coisdeala.
See more AdomnánAdomnán
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.
See more Áed Dub mac SuibniÁed Dub mac Suibni
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.
See more Áed Findlíath mac NéillÁed Findlíath mac Néill
King of Ailech and high-king of Ireland (r. 862–879) from the northern Uí Néill (Cenél nEógain); son of Níall Caille.
See more Áed Oirdnide mac NéillÁed Oirdnide mac Néill
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.
See more Philip Fitzgerald BarronBarron (Philip Fitzgerald)
Irish-language scholar and activist and Hebraist, born in Stradbally, Co. Waterford.
See more William BethamBetham (William)
(Sir) William Betham, English antiquary and collector of manuscripts; member of the Royal Irish Academy
See more Broccán clóenBroccán clóen
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See more 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.
See more Cellán of PéronneCellán of Péronne
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.
See more Cináed úa hArtacáinCináed úa hArtacáin
Cináed ua hArtacáin, Úa hArtacáin (Cináed)
Middle Irish poet.
See more Colmán of LindisfarneColmán, bishop of Lindisfarne
Irish monk from Iona and bishop of Lindisfarne
See more 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.
See more Thaddeus ConnellanConnellan (Thaddeus)
Ó Coinnialláin (Tadhg)
Irish-language scholar and scribe.
See more Crimthann mac ÁedaCrimthann mac Áeda
Crimthann Cualann, Crimthann mac Áedo
King of the Leinster of the Uí Máil, son of Áed Díbchíne.
See more Dar LugdachDar Lugdach
Der Lugdach, Darlugdach
Second abbess of Kildare.
See more Hugh de Lacy [earl of Ulster]de Lacy (Hugh) ... earl of Ulster
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).
See more Hugh de Lacy [lord of Meath]de Lacy (Hugh) ... lord of Meath
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.
See more Donnchad Donn mac FlainnDonnchad Donn mac Flainn
High-king of Ireland from the Clann Cholmáin branch of the southern Uí Néill, son of Flann Sinna.
See more 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.
See more Gerald FitzGerald [3rd earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Gerald) ... 3rd earl of Desmond
Gerald fitz Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd earl of Desmond, justiciar of Ireland and poet, known as Gearóid Iarla; son of Maurice fitz Thomas FitzGerald.
See more Gerald FitzGerald [15th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Gerald) ... 15th earl of Desmond
Gerald fitz James FitzGerald, 15th (or 14th) earl of Desmond, son of the previous earl James fitz John FitzGerald.
See more James fitz Gerald FitzGerald [16th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James fitz Gerald) ... 16th earl of Desmond
Tower Earl, Queen's Earl
16th (or 15th earl) of Desmond, only son and successor of the previous earl Gerald and Eleanor Butler.
See more James fitz Thomas FitzGerald [16th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James fitz Thomas) ... 16th earl of Desmond
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.
See more James FitzGerald [7th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 7th earl of Desmond
James fitz Gerald FitzGerald, 7th earl of Desmond, son of Gerald fitz Maurice FitzGerald and Eleanor, daughter of James Butler.
See more James FitzGerald [9th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 9th earl of Desmond
James fitz Thomas FitzGerald, became 9th (or 8th) earl of Desmond (1468–1487) after his father Thomas was executed.
See more James FitzGerald [11th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 11th earl of Desmond
James fitz Maurice FitzGerald, 11th earl of Desmond, was son of his predecessor Maurice fitz Thomas FitzGerald and Ellen Roche.
See more James FitzGerald [14th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 14th earl of Desmond
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.
See more 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.
See more Maurice fitz Thomas FitzGerald [10th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Maurice fitz Thomas) ... 10th earl of Desmond
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.
See more Maurice FitzGerald [1st earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Maurice) ... 1st earl of Desmond
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.
See more Thomas FitzGerald [6th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Thomas) ... 6th earl of Desmond
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.
See more Thomas FitzGerald [8th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (Thomas) ... 8th earl of Desmond
Thomas fitz James FitzGerald, 8th (or 7th) earl of Desmond, son of James fitz Gerald FitzGerald and Mary, daughter of Uilleag Burke.
See more Flann Sinna mac Maíle SechnaillFlann Sinna mac Maíle Sechnaill
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.
See more Robin FlowerFlower (Robin)
See more Gilla Meic LiacGilla Meic Liac
Gelasius ... Gilla Meic Liac
Archbishop of Armagh (consecrated 1137), earlier also abbot or erenagh of Derry (since 1121).
See more William HalidayHaliday (William)
Irish linguist and jurist, who in 1808 published, as E[dmund] O'C[onnell], a grammar of Irish (Uraicecht na Gaedhilge).
See more Honorius AugustodunensisHonorius Augustodunensis
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.
See more John LaniganLanigan (John)
Irish priest and church historian.
See more John LynchLynch (John)
Irish priest and scholar; author of Cambrensis eversus (1662), under the Latin pseudonym Gratianus Lucius.
See more Patrick Lynch [d. 1818]Lynch (Patrick) ... d. 1818
Ó Loingsigh (Pádraig) ... d. 1818
Irish schoolmaster, private tutor, author and editor.
See more 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.
See more Díarmait Mac MurchadaMac Murchada (Díarmait)
Díarmait Mac Murchada, MacMurrough (Dermot), Díarmait na nGall
king of Leinster, son of Donnchad Mac Murchada (d. 1115)
See more Máel RuainMáel Ruain
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.
See more Máel RubaiMáel Rubai
Máel Ruba, Sagart Ruadh
Abbot and founder of the monastery of Apor Crossan (Applecross, Scotland), commemorated as a saint in Irish and Scottish sources.
See more William Monck MasonMason (William Monck)
See more Muirchertach mac NéillMuirchertach mac Néill
Muirchertach na Cochall Craicinin, Muirchertach of the Leather Cloaks
King of Ailech from the Cenél nÉogain, son of Níall Glúndub mac Áeda.
See more Níall Glúndub mac ÁedaNíall Glúndub mac Áeda
High-king of Ireland from the Cenél nEógain branch of the northern Uí Néill.
See more Toirrdelbach Ó Briain [d. 1306]Ó Briain (Toirrdelbach) ... d. 1306
King of Thomond, son of Tadhg Ó Briain.
See more 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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