>> ō Maol Doroidh do fūair sinn
>> ar binn ōs Loch Feabail aird.
> I did a search through the CELT website and I found an 'Ua Maol Doraidh'
>mentioned several times in the 1170s and 1180s in Annals of the Four
>Masters. The name was also mentioned a few times in the 11th century
I looked at Lenore's original description of our text and apparently it has to
do with allies of Brian Borumha, which would put the action in the late 10th or
early 11th century.
Below is another person with the name from Chronicum Scotorum, also in
CELT. This guy may be too early.
But I think I've shown that the name Mael Doraidh was common among the
kings of Cenél Conaill. Judging by the number of Margarets and Michaels in my
own family, it seems to me that if Irish families back then named their children
like my mother's family named theirs in America, the same names were seen on
numerous family members over many decades.
Mael Bresail son of Mael Doraidh, king of Cenél Conaill, was killed in the battle
of Sailtini by Murchadh son of Mael Dúin, king of Cenél Eógain." Liz