Féchín of Fore
- d. c. 665
- feast-day: 20 January
- saints of Ireland
- Fobar, Láthrach Caín, Imaid, Cunga, Airdoilén
Fé(i)chín moccu Cháe, patron saint of Fobar (Fore, Co. Westmeath)
See also: Díarmait mac Áeda SláineDíarmait mac Áeda Sláine
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See also references for related subjects.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, A dictionary of Irish saints, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011.
Scarcely a parish in Ireland is without one or more dedications to saints, in the form of churches in ruins, holy wells or other ecclesiastical monuments. This book is a guide to the (mainly documentary) sources of information on the saints named in these dedications, for those who have an interest in them, scholarly or otherwise. The need for a summary biographical dictionary of Irish saints, containing information on such matters as feastdays, localisations, chronology, and genealogies, although stressed over sixty years ago by the eminent Jesuit and Bollandist scholar, Paul Grosjean, has never before been satisfied. Professor Ó Riain has been working in the field of Irish hagiography for upwards of forty years, and the material for the over 1,000 entries in his Dictionary has come from a variety of sources, including Lives of the saints, martyrologies, genealogies of the saints, shorter tracts on the saints (some of them accessible only in manuscripts), annals, annates, collections of folklore, Ordnance Survey letters, and other documents. Running to almost 700 pages, the body of the Dictionary is preceded by a preface, list of sources and introduction, and is followed by comprehensive indices of parishes, other places (mainly townlands), alternate (mainly anglicised) names, subjects, and feastdays.
Stalmans, Nathalie, and T. M. Charles-Edwards, “Meath, saints of (act. c.400–c.900)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/51010>.
Kenney, James F., “Chapter V: The monastic churches: II. The churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; general treatises”, in: Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966. 372–485.
458 “(k) The churches of St Féchín of Fobar (Fore)”