Woolf, Alex





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Woolf, Alex, “Columbanus’s Ulster education”, in: O'Hara, Alexander (ed.), Columbanus and the peoples of post-Roman Europe, Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 91–99.

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“Columbanus’s Ulster education”
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91–99
Year
2018
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This chapter looks at the context for Columbanus’s time at Bangor and in particular the possible influence on him of the British bishop Uinniau and his own abbot, Comgall. Uinniau’s network linked him with both the British Church of Gildas and the emerging Uí Néill dynasties, while Comgall was a member of the Cruithnian people of Antrim. By the time Columbanus came within their orbit, both men were located in the core territory of the kingdom of the Ulaid, in modern County Down. The chapter argues that the specifics of the location and personalities involved proved to be defining influences on Columbanus’s development.
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History, society and culture
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ColumbanusColumbanus
(fl. c.550–d. 615)
Irish peregrinus, scholar, abbot and monastic founder known chiefly for his activities in the kingdoms of Merovingian Gaul and Lombard Italy. His foundations included Luxueil and Bobbio.
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Comgall of BangorComgall of Bangor
(d. 601/602)
Comgall mac Sétnai, Comgall moccu Araidi
Comgall (mac Sétnai) moccu Araidi, patron saint of Bangor
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UinniauUinniau
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UlaidUlaid
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Uí NéillUí Néill
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County Down
County Down/An Dún
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Dennis Groenewegen