Agents

Colum Cille

  • fl. 6th century
  • feast-day: 9 June
  • saints of Ireland, abbots, saints of Scotland
  • Derry, Iona, Cenandas
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).


abbot of Iona Iona
Í (Choluim Chille) ... Iona
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d. 9 June 597
See also: AdomnánAdomnán
(fl. c.628–704)
Adomnán mac Rónáin was abbot of Iona (r. 679–704) and author of the Latin Life of St Columba and an account of the holy places of the Near East (De locis sanctis). He is credited with the proclamation of the Lex innocentium or Cáin Adomnáin at the Synod of Birr.
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Béccán of EmlaghBéccán of Emlagh
(supp. fl. 6th century)
Béccán mac Cúla
Béccán/Beccán mac Cúla/Cula, patron saint of Imlech Fiaich (Emlagh, Co. Meath) near Kells.
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Brénainn of BirrBrénainn of Birr
(d. 565/73)
Brendan mac Nemainn, patron saint of Birr
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CenandasCenandas, Cenannas ... Kells
Kells
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DerryDerry
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Farannán of AlternanFarannán of Alternan
(supp. fl. 6th century)
Irish saint associated with Alt Fharannáin (now Alternan, Co. Sligo). In his Irish Life, he is represented as a contemporary of Colum Cille.
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IonaÍ (Choluim Chille) ... Iona
Í (Choluim Chille) ... Iona
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Laisrén mac FeradaigLaisrén mac Feradaig
(d. 605)
Lasrén mac Feradaig, Laisrán mac Feradaig, Laisrén of Iona
Third abbot of Iona, in succession to Baíthéne; previously prior of Dairmag (Durrow, Co. Offaly) and one of Colum Cille’s companions in Scotland.
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Nemán mac GruthricheNemán mac Gruthriche
A sinner in the Vita sancti Columbae I.39, where he is foretold to die in bed with a meritrix; son of Gruthrech, at least according to the subheading in the text.
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