Dowling One Name Study

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  • [S1] Peter Berresford Ellis, A Dictionary of Irish Mythology (Name: Oxford University Press (1991)), Source Medium: Book

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  • [S2] John O'Hart, Irish Pedigrees or Origin and Stem of The Irish Nation (Name: James Duffy and Co. Ltd. Dublin - 1892), Source Medium: Book
    Source Quality: Good

    Much of the Biblical genealogy is a stratight lift from the Bible and while the following characters are generally known to exist there are disputes with O'Hart on order and dates. For its time this was a scholarly work but the various source historical documents do provide confusion themselves.
  • [S3] John O'Hart, Irish Pedigrees or The Origin and Stem of The Irish Nation (Name: James Duffy and Co. Ltd. Dublin - 1892), Source Medium: Book
    Source Quality: Good

    Much of the Biblical genealogy is a stratight lift from the Bible and while the following characters are generally known to exist there are disputes with O'Hart on order and dates. For its time this was a scholarly work but the various source historical documents do provide confusion themselves.
  • [S4] Foster. R F, (Editor), Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland (Name: Oxford University Press 1989), Source Medium: Book
    Source Quality: Good
  • [S5] Margaret E Dobbs, Women of the Ui Dunlainge of Leinster (Name: The Irish Genealogist, Pages 196-206 - 1940), Source Medium: Book
    Source Quality: Good

    The subject of this paper is a document imbedded in the gelealogies of Leinster. From internal evidence it is a composition begun in the eighth century. The language is Middle Irish. It has been preserved in the following MSS:
    Book of Leinster, facs. 316a. Compiled circa 110-1200.
    D.2.I.fols. 57v and 96 (RIA). Compiled circa 1400.
    Book of Ballymote, facs. p.132. Compiled circa 1407.
    Book of Lecan, facs. 91b. Compiled circa 1417.
    It does not appear in Rawl. B.502 or H.2.7 (TCD)
    It is a list of ladies, wives and daughters of leading families in North Leinster. Th eperiod is from 500AD to 800AD. Such a list is unusual. There appears to be only one other instance in the Tethba genealogies (Ban-shencus in Lecan 205vb, 211b). It also refers to an early period. Other such lists probably existed as the Ban-shencus gives many women not in the Annals or surviving MSS.
    This particular list is in the section "Sil Fiachach Ba Aiccid." This includes the Ui Cennselaig and the Ui Dunlainge who were the dominant branches of the Sil Fiachach in Leinster, the former in the south, the latter in the north of the province. The list occurs in the Ui Dunlainge genealogies. A common ancestor of both branches, Bresal Belach, is the first Irish name entered in the Annals of Ulster in 435AD (although Professor McNeill considers this a misdating from evidence of Book of Armagh). The Ui Dulainge territory lay in Co. Kildare and parts of Wicklow and Carlow. The chief stronhold of the Ui Dunlainge seems to have been Naas. After 800AD their royal family were known as Ui Muirdaig. Later still the chief surname was Ui Tuathail.
    Dobbs uses dates based non the Annals of Ulster (AU) and Annals of the Four Masters (AFM) and other sources (the ancients did not use BC or AD!)