Last updated

Toirdhealbhach (Old Irish : Tairdelbach) is a masculine Irish given name. Forms of the name include Tarlach and Traolach. It is often anglicised Turlough. The name ultimately derives from Irish : toirdhealbh "prompting", and originated as a byname meaning "instigator". [1] [2]


People with the name







In Ireland

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair</span> High King of Ireland (c. 1116 – 1198)

Ruaidrí mac Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair was King of Connacht from 1156 to 1186, and High King of Ireland from 1166 to 1198. He was the last High King of Ireland before the Anglo-Norman invasion.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">William de Burgh</span> Irish noble and founder of the House of Burgh (c.1160–1205/6)

William de Burgh was the founder of the House of Burgh in Ireland and elder brother of Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent and Geoffrey de Burgh, Bishop of Ely.

Conchobar Maenmaige Ua Conchobair, son of High King of Ireland Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, was King of Connacht from 1183 to 1189. He was a military commander and opponent of the Norman invasion of Ireland.

Toirdhealbhach Mór Ua Conchobhair anglicised Turlough Mór O'Conor, was King of Connacht (1106–1156) and High King of Ireland.

Aedh mac Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair was King of Connacht with opposition alongside his uncle Toirdhealbhach mac Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair. Aedh succeeded his father Cathal Crobhdearg upon his death in 1224 but struggled to assert control over the entire province. His reign closely mirrored the early years of his fathers with two rival claimants, backed by outside powers, fighting an indecisive civil war lasting several years.

Aedh mac Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair was King of Connacht from 1228 to 1233. He was one of the sons of the last fully recognized High King of Ireland Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, and claimed the kingship of Connacht after deposing his brother Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, after the death of their rival, cousin and former king Aedh Ua Conchobair. In 1233 he was killed in battle by the supporters of his cousin and successor Felim O'Connor. He was the last descendant of Ruaidrí to hold the kingship.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Domnall Ua Lochlainn</span>

Domhnall Ua Lochlainn, also known as Domhnall Mac Lochlainn, was king of the Cenél Eogain, over-king of Ailech, and alleged High King of Ireland.

Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain, anglicised Turlough O'Brien, was King of Munster and effectively High King of Ireland. A grandson of Brian Bóruma, Toirdelbach was the son of Tadc mac Briain who was killed in 1023 by his half-brother Donnchad mac Briain.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Muirchertach Ua Briain</span> King of Munster and High King of Ireland

Muircheartach Ua Briain, son of Toirdelbach Ua Briain and great-grandson of Brian Boru, was King of Munster and later self-declared High King of Ireland.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">O'Conor</span> Irish royal family

The O'Conor dynasty are an Irish noble dynasty and formerly one of the most influential and distinguished royal dynasties in Ireland. The O'Conor family held the throne of the Kingdom of Connacht up until 1475. Having ruled it on and off since 967, they ruled continuously from 1102 to 1475. Moreover, the O'Conor parent house the Uí Briúin and Síol Muireadaigh ruled Connacht on many occasions – but not continuously – between 482 and 956. The house of O'Conor also produced two High Kings of Ireland, Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair and his son Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, the last High King of Ireland. The family seat is Clonalis House outside Castlerea in County Roscommon.

Events from the year 1156 in Ireland.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Donnchad mac Briain</span> King of Munster

Donnchadh mac Briain, son of Brian Bóruma and Gormflaith ingen Murchada, was King of Munster.

Diarmait Ua Briain was an 11th-century Irish king who ruled Munster from 1114 to 1118.

Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, called Ruaidrí na Saide Buide was King of Connacht, perhaps twice.

Events from the 11th century in Ireland.

Áed Ua hOissín was consecrated first Archbishop of Tuam in 1152 and died in 1161. He was closely associated with Connacht royalty, and had served as abbot of Tuam.

Domnall mac Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1102–1106) was King of Connacht.

Cormac Mac Cárthaigh was a Gaelic Irish ruler who was King of Munster. A member of the Mac Cárthaigh clan of the Eóganacht Chaisil, he was the final king of the unified Kingdom of Munster before the realm was divided into the Kingdom of Desmond and Kingdom of Thomond in the aftermath of the Treaty of Glanmire.

Domnall Gerrlámhach, also known as Domnall Gerrlámhach Ua Briain, Domnall mac Muirchertaig, and Domnall Ua Briain, was an obscure twelfth-century Uí Briain dynast and King of Dublin. He was one of two sons of Muirchertach Ua Briain, High King of Ireland. Domnall's father appears to have installed him as King of Dublin in the late eleventh- or early twelfth century, which suggests that he was his father's successor-designate. Although Domnall won a remarkable victory in the defence of the Kingdom of Dublin in the face of an invasion from the Kingdom of Leinster in 1115, he failed to achieve the successes of his father. After his final expulsion from Dublin at the hands of Toirdelbach Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht, and the death of his father, Domnall disappears from record until his own death in 1135. He was perhaps survived by two sons.

Turlough may refer to:


  1. Hanks, P; Hardcastle, K; Hodges, F (2006). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 357. ISBN   978-0-19-861060-1.
  2. eDIL, tairdelb, vn. of *do-airdelba. promoting, furthering