Senán of Inis Cathaig
  • feast-day: 8 March
  • saints of Ireland
  • Inis Cathaig
Senán mac Geirrcinn, patron saint of Inis Cathaig (Scattery Island, Co. Clare)
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Baumgarten, Rolf, “Creative medieval etymology and Irish hagiography (Lasair, Columba, Senán)”, Ériu 54 (2004): 49–78.
Johnston, Elva, “Powerful women or patriarchal weapons? Two medieval Irish saints”, Peritia 15 (2001): 302–310.  
The history of medieval Irish women is elusive, despite a rich variety of textual sources. These are often normative rather than descriptive and are a predominantly male clerical product. This paper will examine the dossiers of two female saints, both from Co Cork. It will ask whether we can identify female aspirations and female voices in the literary celebration of their careers. Are they models of female empowerment or do their representations ultimately support male power structures.
Breatnach, Liam, “An edition of Amra Senáin”, in: Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam Breatnach, and Kim R. McCone (eds.), Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth Monographs 2, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989. 7–31.
Grosjean, Paul, “Trois pièces sur S. Senán [1. L’épilogue de la Vie irlandaise; 2. Amra Senáin; 3. La Vie latine du Bréviaire de Saint-Pol-de-Léon]”, Analecta Bollandiana 66 (1948): 199–230.
Plummer, Charles, “The miracles of Senan”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 1–35.
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Stokes, Whitley, “Amra Senáin”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 220–225.
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