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Adam of Usk See: Adam Usk

  • c. 1350–1430
  • Usk, Oxford University
Chronicler and canonist born in Usk (W. Brynbuga), Monmouthshire, and educated at Oxford.
  • supp. fl. 5th century
A king of Leinster in the Acallam na senórach, where he presented as Airnélach’s father.

Library belonging to Admont abbey, a Benedictine monastery (Benediktinerstift) founded in the 11th century.

  • fl. c.628–704
  • Iona
Adomnán mac Rónáin was abbot of Iona (r. 679–704) and author of the Latin Life of St Columba and an account of the holy places of the Near East (De locis sanctis). He is credited with the proclamation of the Lex innocentium or Cáin Adomnáin at the Synod of Birr.
  • fl. 7th century
  • Coldingham
Irishman known from a story by Bede (HE IV.25), who claims to have heard it from the Anglo-Saxon priest Eadgisl. Adomnán is said to have been a young man at Coldingham (modern Berwickshire, Scotland), who would do penance to atone for a grave sin and received guidance from an Irish confessor; after the latter died, he became a voluntary exile (peregrinus) and had a vision of the burning of the monastery as a divine punishment for moral laxity, which occurred after the death of its abbess, Æbbe.
  • d. 1017/1018
ruler in Gwynedd; killed in battle by Llywelyn ap Seisyll in 1017/1018

Aelred of Rievaulx See: Ailred of Rievaulx

Aengus mac ind Óc See: Óengus mac ind Óc

Agniv (Ai) See: Eóin Ó Gnímh