Texts

Do mhacuibh Úa Suanaig‘Concerning the sons of Úa Suanaig’

  • Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts, Irish hagiography
Short Irish tract concerning the history of Rathan (Rahan, Co. Offaly) after the expulsion of Mo Chutu. It focuses on the lives of two 8th-century religious men, namely Fidmuine úa Suanaig, anchorite, and Fidairle úa Suanaig, abbot of Rahan, and various further events concerning the religious foundation up to the mid-12th century.
Language
  • Irish
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Irish religious texts Irish hagiography

Subjects

Fidmuine úa SuanaigFidmuine úa Suanaig
(fl. 8th century)
anchorite, brother to Fidairle (abbot of Rahan)
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Fidairle úa SuanaigFidairle úa Suanaig
(fl. 8th century)
abbot of Rahan, brother to the anchorite Fidmuine
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Mo Chutu of Rahan and LismoreMo Chutu of Rahan and Lismore
(d. 637)
Mo Chutu mac Fínaill, Carthach (the younger), Mo Chutu of Rahan, Mo Chutu of Lismore
Mo Chutu mac Fínaill (Carthach the younger), patron saint of Rathan (Rahan, Co. Offaly) and Les Mór (Lismore, Co. Wexford)
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Colmán of LannColmán of Lann
(fl. 7th century)
Colmán mac Lúacháin
Colmán mac Lúacháin, patron saint of Lann, now Lynn (Co. Westmeath)
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Rathan [(Co. Offaly)]
Rathan/Rathen ... Rahan
County Offaly
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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
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312–316
[tr.] Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translations, notes, indexes, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
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303–307 (English translation); 360–362 (textual notes)

Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, Bethada náem nÉrenn: Lives of Irish saints, 2 vols, vol. 1: Introduction, texts, glossary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
xxxix
Kenney, James F., “Chapter V: The monastic churches: II. The churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; general treatises”, in: Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966. 372–485.
453 [id. 237.]
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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May 2014, last updated: February 2019