Lord of Islay

Lord of Islay was a thirteenth- and fourteenth-century title borne by the chiefs of Clann Domhnaill before they assumed the title "Lord of the Isles" in the late fourteenth century. The first person regarded to have styled themself "Lord of Islay" is Aonghus Mór, son of the eponymous ancestor of the clan, Domhnall mac Raghnaill. The designation "of Islay" was frequently used by these lords and later members of the clan.

Lords of Islay


  1. Sellar (2000) p. 194 tab. ii; McLeod (1997) p. 39 n. 53; Registrum Monasterii de Passelet (1832) pp. 128129.


Primary sources

  • Registrum Monasterii de Passelet, Cartas Privilegia Conventiones Aliaque Munimenta Complectens, A Domo Fundata A.D. MCLXIII Usque Ad A.D. MDXXIX. Edinburgh. 1832. OL 24829867M via Internet Archive.

Secondary sources

  • McLeod, W (2002). "Rí Innsi Gall, Rí Fionnghall, Ceannas nan Gàidheal: Sovereignty and Rhetoric in the Late Medieval Hebrides". Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies. 43: 25–48. ISSN 1353-0089 via Google Books.
  • Sellar, WDH (2000). "Hebridean Sea Kings: The Successors of Somerled, 11641316". In Cowan, EJ; McDonald, RA (eds.). Alba: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages. East Linton: Tuckwell Press. pp. 187–218. ISBN 1-86232-151-5.
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