- s. v
- saints of Ireland, bishops
- Rathan ... (Co. Offaly), Bennchor ... Bangor
A now obscure saint, abbot of Rathan (Rahan, Co. Offaly) and contemporary of St Patrick. He appears as Camulacus Commiensium (‘of the Commienses’) in Tírechan’s Collectanea and as Camelacus in an early hymn. His background is unknown and modern scholars have variously argued for Gaulish, British and Irish origins.
See also references for related subjects.
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>.