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Cell Dara (Kildare)

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  • County Kildare

abbessess of Kildare (comarbai Brigte)

  • BrigitBrigit of Kildare
    (c. 439/452–c. 524/526)
    patron saint of Kildare, whose cult spread both within and outside of Ireland.
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  • d. 520s
  • Dar LugdachDar Lugdach
    (d. 525/527)
    Der Lugdach, Darlugdach
    Second abbess of Kildare.
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  • ?
  • ComnatComnat of Kildare
    Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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  • ?
  • The list of coarbs between Dar Lugdach and Gnáthnat is unknown, although it has been suggested that two saints commemorated in the later martyrologies, Comnat (1 January) and Tuilelaith (6 january), may have held office sometime during the intervening period. Tuilelaith has also been identified as the abbess of Kildare whose obit is recorded under 885.
  • Gnáthnat, or GnáthatGnáthnat
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  • d. 690
  • Sébdann ingen CuircSébdann ingen Cuirc
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  • d. 732
  • Aiffrica, or AffraicAiffrica
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  • d. 743
  • Martha ingen maic DubáinMartha ingen maic Dubáin
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  • d. 758
  • LerthanLerthan
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  • d. 773
  • Condál ingen MurchadoCondál ingen Murchado
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  • d. 797
  • FineFine of Kildare
    Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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  • d. 805
  • Muirenn ingen CellaigMuirenn ingen Cellaig
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  • d. 831
  • AffraicAffraic of Kildare ... ob. 834
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  • d. 834
  • CathánCathán of Kildare
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  • d. 855
  • Tuilelaith ingen UargalaigTuilelaith ingen Uargalaig
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  • d. 885
  • Cobflaith ingen Duib DúinCobflaith ingen Duib Dúin
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  • d. 916
  • Muirenn ingen SuairtMuirenn ingen Suairt
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  • d. 918
  • Muirenn ingen Flannacáin meic ColmáinMuirenn ingen Flannacáin meic Colmáin
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  • d. 964
  • Muirenn ingen CongalaigMuirenn ingen Congalaig
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  • d. 979
  • Eithne ingen SuairtEithne ingen Suairt
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  • d. 1016
  • Lann ingen meic SelbacháinLann ingen meic Selbacháin
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  • d. 1047
  • Dub DilDub Dil of Kildare
    Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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  • d. 1072
  • Gormlaith ingen MurchadaGormlaith ingen Murchada
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  • d. 1112
  • Ingen Cerbaill Meic FáeláinIngen Cerbaill Meic Fáeláin
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  • deposed 1127
  • Mór ingen Domnaill Uí Chonchobair FailgeMór ingen Domnaill Uí Chonchobair Failge
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  • deposed 1132, d. 1167
  • Sadb ingen Glúniarainn Meic MurchadaSadb ingen Glúniarainn Meic Murchada
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  • d. 1171
See also: Áed Dub mac ColmáinÁed Dub mac Colmáin
(d. 639)
Áed of Kildare
King of Leinster and later, bishop of Kildare.
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Brigit of KildareBrigit of Kildare
(c. 439/452–c. 524/526)
patron saint of Kildare, whose cult spread both within and outside of Ireland.
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Conláed of KildareConláed of Kildare
craftsman of St Brigit.
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Dar LugdachDar Lugdach
(d. 525/527)
Der Lugdach, Darlugdach
Second abbess of Kildare.
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Orthanach úa CóillámaOrthanach úa Cóilláma
(d. 840)
bishop of Kildare and poet
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Sources

Secondary sources (select)

Bitel, Lisa M., Landscape with two saints: how Saint Genovefa of Paris and Saint Brigit of Kildare built Christianity in barbarian Europe, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Mc Carthy, Daniel P., “The chronology of S. Brigit of Kildare”, Peritia 14 (2000): 255–281.  
abstract:

This is a critical chronological and textual analysis of all annalistic entries on the life of St Brigit of Kildare. It emerges that AT and CS have best preserved the chronology originally given Brigit in the Iona chronicle which placed her death at ad 524, aged 86 years. AU and AI transmit a later tradition, subsequently interpolated into the Iona chronicle, that she died aged 70. It is argued that the author of the original Iona chronicle entries was St Columba, a competent computist and near-contemporary of Brigit. Hence his chronology is trustworthy. To check this, a chronological evaluation of the earliest surviving Vitae S. Brigitae reveals that the chronology of all the individuals found jointly in the Vita I and the annals is consistent, implying that both sources have transmitted a chronology which is essentially correct, a result which supports the historical priority of Vita I over Vita II. Finally, examination of the context of Cogitosus’s date for Brigit’s death shows that he aligned it to correspond with existing non-christian celebrations already held in Kildare.

Moody, T. W., F. X. Martin, and F. J. Byrne (eds.), A new history of Ireland, vol. 9: Maps, genealogies, lists: a companion to Irish history, part II, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.
259–262

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