Genealogies of Irish saints

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First words (prose)
  • Pátraic m. Calpraind m. Fhótaide
multiple versions
ff. 51r (col. 1)–52r (col. 9)
Acephalous (leaves lost at the beginning).
Note: A 17th-century note to a copy of the Vita sancti Declani cites the Liber Sligunt (q.v.) as the source for a copy of the genealogies. The reference is likely to the Book of Lecan.
ff. 38ra34–42vc42
A scribal colophon is found at the end of this text.
f. 168
Copy of BL, MS Additional 30512
The recensio minor (abbreviated version)
Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh’s Naoimhsheanchas, book VIII of his Leabhar geinealach
Ó Cléirigh’s recension, second part of the Genealogiae regum et sanctorum Hiberniae
Brief passages
Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 42
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Textual relationships
Related: Secht meic áille ÓengusaSecht meic áille Óengusa

An Early Irish poem (9 qq) attributed to Colum Cille on the seven sons of a certain Óengus: Mo Thrianóc, Itharnaisc, Eóganán, Torannán, Troscán, Mo Chullian and Agatán. According to the poem, they crossed the sea, presumably from Scotland, and founded a number of monasteries in Ireland, in what became Uí Néill territory in Meath and Leinster. By God’s grace, four of these sons are said have to died together on the same day (8 June).

Associated items
Muinter Pádraig na paiterMuinter Pádraig na paiter

Middle Irish poem containing a long list of members of St Patrick’s household and attributed to Flann, possibly for Flann Mainistrech.



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.

[crit. ed.] Ó Riain, Pádraig [ed.], Corpus genealogiarum sanctorum Hiberniae, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1985.
[dipl. ed.] OʼSullivan, Anne [ed.], The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 6, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1983. xv + pp. 1327-1708.
CELT – pp. 1327–1595 (excl. pp. 1596–1708): <link>
1527–1577 Based on LL
[dipl. ed.] Fraser, J., and P. Grosjean, “Genealogies of saints”, in: J. Fraser, Paul Grosjean, and J. G. OʼKeeffe (eds), Irish texts, fasciculus III, London, 1931. 87–104 + corrigenda + fasc. V: 100 (corrigenda).
Celtic Digital Initiative: <link>
Edition based on Laud Misc. 610, including the recensio minor (pp. 87-96 = §§ 1-205)
[ed.] Walsh, Paul, Genealogiae regum et sanctorum Hiberniae, Maynooth: Record Society, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, 1918.
Internet Archive: <link>
Edition of Ó Cléirigh’s recension.
Dennis Groenewegen
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July 2016, last updated: June 2023