MacDonald (Aidan David Somerled)

(1941 – 2013)

MacDonald (Aidan): Annat in Scotland: a provisional review.
In ScS 17 (1973), pp. 135–146.
Argues that the element annaid (< OIr. andóit) in Scottish place names was in the broadened meaning of `(site of an) old church’. Includes a list of occurrences of Annat.
MacDonald (Aidan): On papar names in North and West Scotland.
In Northern studies 9 (1977), pp. 25–30.
MacDonald (Aidan): Notes on monastic archaeology and the Annals of Ulster, 650–1050.
In Irish antiquity (1981), pp. 304–319.
Studies terminology collected from the Annals of Ulster relating to: 1. The church and monastic buildings (e.g. dairthech, doimliacc, eclais, reiclés, saball, airdam, airnigde, clocthech, tech abaid, etc.); 2. The monastic community: specialised groups (e.g. ancoritae, sruithi, etc.)
MacDonald (A. D. S.): Notes on terminology in the Annals of Ulster, 650-1050.
In Peritia 1 (1982), pp. 329–333.
Incl. discussion of terms used for church settlements: ecclesia, monasterium, ciuitas, cathair, cell.
MacDonald (Aidan): The church names in Adamnán’s Life of Columba.
In Nomina 8 (1984), pp. 83–84.
MacDonald (A. D. S.): Aspects of the monastery and monastic life in Adomnán’s Life of Columba.
In Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 271–302.
Discussion of Adomnán’s terms for physical features of monasteries. [1.] The monastery (e.g. Lat. monasterium, cenubium, cella, cellula, ec(c)lesia); [2.] The church and cemetery (e.g. Lat. ec(c)lesia, oratorium, exedra (cf. ? Ir. airdam), cubiculum); [3.] The domestic buildings (e.g. Lat. monasterium, magna domus, domus, domucula, hospitium / hospitiolum, habitaculum, lectulus); [4.] The plate(ol)a monasterii; [5.] Desertum and peregrinatio (e.g. desertum (> OIr. dísert), herimum).
MacDonald (Aidan): Deirdre Flanagan.
In Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 595–596.
MacDonald (A. D. S.): Iona’s style of government among the Picts and Scots: the toponymic evidence of Adomnán’s Life of Columba.
In Peritia 4 (1985), pp. 174–186.
Examines the pattern of survival of the names given by Adomnán principally to Columban churches in Scotland and Ireland.
MacDonald (Aidan): Caiseal, cathair, dùn, lios and ràth in Scotland: 3. lios.
In Ainm 2 (1987), pp. 37–54.
MacDonald (Aidan): Notes on Scots clachán.
In Ainm 2 (1987), pp. 83–95.
MacDonald (Aidan): Adomnán’s monastery of Iona.
In Studies in the cult of Saint Columba (1997), pp. 24–44.
MacDonald (Aidan): Reiclés in the Irish annals to ad 1200.
In Peritia 13 (1999), pp. 259–275.
Argues for a meaning ‘reliquary’ in annalistic texts. In Appendix: The individual annalistic entries.
MacDonald (Aidan): Aspects of the monastic landscape in Adomnan’s Life of Columba.
In Studies in Irish hagiography (2001), pp. 15–30.
MacDonald (Aidan): The ‘cathedral’, Temple Kelly and Temple Ciarán: notes from the annals.
In Clonmacnoise studies 2 (2003), pp. 125–135.
Searches the annals for references to: 1. The daimliag [the bishop’s stone church]; 2. The dairthech [timber church possibly on same site as later O’Kelly’s church]; 3. Eaglais Beag [identified with Temple Ciarán].
MacDonald (Aidan): Adomnán’s Vita Columbae and the early churches of Tiree.
In Adomnán of Iona (2010), pp. 219–236.