Saint Patrick
  • fl. 5th century
  • feast-day: 17 March
  • saints of Ireland, authors
See also: Broccaid of EmlaghBroccaid of Emlagh – Irish saint, patron of Imlech Ech/Broccada (modern Emlagh, Co. Roscommon). In the Additamenta in the Book of Armagh, he is given as one of the sons of Patrick's sister, along with Lommán of Trim and a number of others.
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Broccán [scribe]Broccán ... scribe (suppl fl. 5th century) – Irish saint noted for having been a scribe (scríbnid) of Saint Patrick’s household. No church is known to be associated with him.
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Fíacc of SlettyFíacc of Sletty (supp. fl. 5th century) – reputed disciple of Saint Patrick, abbot and patron saint of Sléibte (Sletty, Co. Laois).
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Lóegaire mac NéillLóegaire mac Néill (fl. 5th century) (ass. time-frame: Lóegaire mac Néill) – according to medieval Irish tradition, high-king of Ireland, son of Níall , and a contemporary of St Patrick
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Lommán of TrimLommán of Trim / Lommán mac Dalláin (fl. 5th–early 6th century) – Lommán (mac Dalláin), patron saint of Áth Truimm (Trim, Co. Meath)
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Mac Cécht [smith of Patrick]Mac Cécht ... smith of Patrick – Mac Cécht of Domnach Arnoin, said to be one of Patrick’s smiths.
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Olcán of ArmoyOlcán of Armoy / Olcán (supp. fl. 5th century) – patron saint of Airther Maige (Armoy, Co. Antrim), who appears (in a negative light) in the Tripartite Life of Saint Patrick.
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Bleier, Roman [proj. dir.], St Patrick's epistles: transcriptions of the seven medieval manuscript witnesses, Online: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. URL: <>.
Mc Carthy, Daniel, “The paschal cycle of St Patrick”, in: Warntjes, Immo, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (eds), Late antique calendrical thought and its reception in the early Middle Ages: proceedings from the 3rd International Conference on the Science of Computus in Ireland and Europe, Galway, 16-18 July, 2010, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 26, Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. 94–137.  
Notwithstanding the substantial corpus of early medieval references to St Patrick and his works, the only account we have of a paschal cycle associated with him is that provided by Cummian in his letter addressed to Ségéne of Iona and Béccán the hermit composed in c.AD 633. In this letter, Cummian identified himself and his community with Patrick, but he furnished only limited technical details for both Patrick’s cycle and the cycle he indicated that he and his community had recently adopted. However, critical examination of Cummian’s account shows that Patrick had adapted the 532-year paschal cycle compiled by Victorius of Aquitaine in AD 457, and that this was the cycle that Cummian’s community and other influential southern Irish churches resolved to adopt at the synod of Mag Léne in c.AD 630. Consequently, Cummian’s account of Patrick’s cycle, the earliest attested reference to him, holds significant implications for both the chronology of Patrick’s mission to Ireland, and for the expansion of his cult in the seventh century.
Lewis, Barry, “St. Mechyll of Anglesey, St. Maughold of Man and St. Malo of Brittany”, Studia Celtica Fennica 11 (2014): 24–38.  
A late-medieval Welsh poem in honour of the Anglesey saint Mechyll contains features drawn from two other cults, those of the Breton St Malo and the Manx St Maughold. This article surveys the evidence for the interpenetration of these three cults in medieval Man and Anglesey. It describes first the contents of the Welsh poem and the other evidence for the cult of Mechyll. It demonstrates that Mechyll was identified with Malo under his Latin name, Machutus, though the identification itself is unhistorical. The question of the name of Malo-Machutus, the spread of his cult and the hagiography associated with him are then surveyed. It is shown that St Maughold of Man was likewise associated with Machutus, and that much the same thing happened at the Scottish church of Lesmahagow, originally dedicated to St Féchín. The place of Maughold in the Lives of St Patrick is then discussed, confirming that Maughold of Man was the saint associated by Muirchú (c.700) with Patrick’s adversary Mac Cuill. The final question raised is the name of Maughold himself. Though it is unlikely that Maughold and Mechyll were really the same historical individual, the possibility is acknowledged.
Journal volume:  Studia Celtica Fennica: <link>
Herren, Michael W., “Patrick, Gaul, and Gildas: a new lens on the apostle of Ireland’s career”, in: Sheehan, Sarah, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds.), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 9–25.
Boyle, Elizabeth, “The authorship and transmission of De tribus habitaculis animae”, The Journal of Medieval Latin 22 (2012): 49–65.  
This paper argues that Aubrey Gwynn’s attribution of the Latin treatise De tribus habitaculis animae to Patrick, bishop of Dublin (d. 1084), is based on flawed argumentation. The manuscript evidence and the early transmission of the text suggest that it should be regarded as the work of an unknown pseudo-Patrick. Stylistic features are highlighted which argue against the author of De tribus habitaculis animae being identified with the author of the corpus of poetry also attributed to Patrick of Dublin. The English transmission of the text, and its ascription to a sanctus Patricius episcopus, is discussed in relation to English interest in the cult of St. Patrick in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries.
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Woods, David, “Tírechán on St Patrick's writing tablets”, Studia Celtica 45 (2011): 197–203.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “When and why Cothraige was first equated with Patricius?”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 49–50 (1997): 698–711.
O'Leary, Aideen M., “An Irish apocryphal apostle: Muirchú’s portrayal of St Patrick”, Harvard Theological Review 89:3 (1996): 287–301.
Dumville, David N., “St Patrick, the Annales Cambriae, and St David”, in: Dumville, David N., and Lesley Abrams (eds.), Saint Patrick, AD 493–1993, Studies in Celtic History 13, Woodbridge: Boydell, 1993. 279–288.
Maund, K. L., “The second obit of St Patrick in the ‘Annals of Boyle’”, in: Dumville, David N., and Lesley Abrams (eds.), Saint Patrick, AD 493–1993, Studies in Celtic History 13, Woodbridge: Boydell, 1993. 35–37.
Correa, Alice L. H., “A mass for St Patrick in an Anglo-Saxon sacramentary”, in: Dumville, David N., and Lesley Abrams (eds.), Saint Patrick, AD 493–1993, Studies in Celtic History 13, Woodbridge: Boydell, 1993. 245–252.
Orchard, Andy [ed.], “‘Audite omnes amantes’: a hymn in Patrick's praise”, in: Dumville, David N., and Lesley Abrams (eds.), Saint Patrick, AD 493–1993, Studies in Celtic History 13, Woodbridge: Boydell, 1993. 153–173.
Sharpe, Richard, Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
[II. The textual evidence] “6. Applying the paradigm: St Patrick and St Maedóc”
Bieler, Ludwig, “Interpretationes Patricianae”, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, 5th series, 107 (1967): 1–13.
Binchy, D. A., “Patrick and his biographers: ancient and modern”, Studia Hibernica 2 (1962): 7–173.
Bieler, Ludwig, “‘Patrick and the kings.’ A propos a new chronology of St. Patrick”, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, 5th series, 85 (1956): 171–189.  
Reviews “Patrick and the kings”, chapter 9 of Carney’s Studies in Irish literature and history (1955).
Bieler, Ludwig, “St. Severin and St. Patrick: a parallel”, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, 5th series, 83 (1955): 161–166.
Bieler, Ludwig, “Vindiciae Patricianae: remarks on the present state of Patrician studies”, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, 5th series, 79 (1953): 161–185.
Bieler, Ludwig [ed. and tr.], The works of St. Patrick. St. Secundinus: Hymn on St. Patrick, Ancient Christian Writers 17, Westminster, Maryland: Newman Press, 1953.  
comments: includes the Lorica
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 22: Paladius episcopus...qui Patricius”, Analecta Bollandiana 70 (1952): 317–326.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 21: Les leçons du bréviaire des Chanoines Réguliers de Sion sur S. Patrice”, Analecta Bollandiana 70 (1952): 315–316.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 20: Les Vies latines de S. Cáemgen et de S. Patrice du manuscrit 121 des Bollandistes”, Analecta Bollandiana 70 (1952): 313–315.
Bieler, Ludwig, “The place of St Patrick in Latin language and literature”, Vigiliae Christianae 6 (1952): 65–98.
Grosjean, Paul, “S. Patrice d’Irlande et quelques homonymes dans les anciens martyrologes”, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 1:2 (1950): 151–171.
Bieler, Ludwig, “The life and legend of St. Patrick”, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, 5th series, 70 (1948): 1087–1091.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 10: Quant fut composée la Confession de S. Patrice?”, Analecta Bollandiana 63 (1945): 100–111.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 9: S. Patrice et S. Victrice”, Analecta Bollandiana 63 (1945): 94–99.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 6: La patrie de S. Patrice”, Analecta Bollandiana 63 (1945): 65–72.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 7: Notes chronologiques sur le séjour de S. Patrice en Gaule”, Analecta Bollandiana 63 (1945): 73–93.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 8: Les périodes de 30 ans dans la chronologie de S. Patrice”, Analecta Bollandiana 63 (1945): 93–94.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes d’hagiographie celtique, no. 11: La ‘source britannique’ des Vies de S. Patrice”, Analecta Bollandiana 63 (1945): 112–119.
Grosjean, Paul, “Notes sur les documents anciens concernant St Patrice”, Analecta Bollandiana 62 (1944): 42–73.
Meyer, Kuno, “Verses from a chapel dedicated to St Patrick at Péronne”, Ériu 5 (1911): 110–111.