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bishop and patron saint of Ros Ailithir (Rosscarbery, Co. Cork)
Abbot of Iona.
  • s. xx / s. xxi
  • s. xx / s. xxi

Fáthe ... son of Antipater See: Fáthe, Fís and Fírinne [sons of Antipater]

The three youths, sons of the druid Antipater, in the tale of Tochmarc Moméra, whose names are Fáth(e) or Fáthaid ‘Prophecy’, Fís ‘Knowledge’ and Fírinne ‘Truth’.
  • s. xx / s. xxi

Féchín moccu Cháe See: Féchín of Fore

  • d. c. 665
  • Cunga, Fobar, Láthrach Caín, Imaid, Airdoilén
Fé(i)chín moccu Cháe, patron saint of Fobar (Fore, Co. Westmeath)
female poet (banfhili) and seeress (banfáith) associated with Connacht at the beginning of recensions I and II of the Táin; trained in Alba, according to the first recension; may ultimately be identical with the Fedelm Foltcháin who features in the fore-tale (remscél) known as Ces Ulad.
in Ces Ulad (a remscél of the Táin), a prophetess associated with the river Boyne; wife of Elcmaire; seems to be alluded to as the eponym of Smir mná Fedilmai, i.e. the Boyne, in Tochmarc Emire; may ultimately be identical with the poet-seeress of the same name who utters a prophecy at the beginning of the Táin.