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  • 1967–2022
Cornish poet, playwright and scholar.
  • d. 612x614
  • Glasgow ... diocese
also known by his pet-name Mungo, patron saint of the diocese of Glasgow, who is described as a Briton, son of St Teneu (Thaney) of Lothian and British chieftain Owain.
  • d. 1982

Kerbeuzec (Henri de) See: François Marie Duine

Kevin of Glendalough See: Cóemgen of Glendalough

  • d. 689
  • Würzburg
Irish missionary, bishop of Würzburg and a martyr who was commemorated in two passiones.

Kilian See: Saint Kilian

Library belonging to the Franciscan House of Studies, Killiney. For the A-collection of manuscripts formerly kept in Killiney, but transferred in 2000 to UCD, see Dublin, University College Archives.

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King (Murtagh) See: Muircheartach Ó Cionga

King David See: David

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  • 1644–1692
  • Aberfoyle
Episcopalian minister of Aberfoyle, Gaelic scholar and folklorist. He supervised the first combined edition of the Irish translations of the OT and NT, An Bíobla Naomhtha, in London in 1690. Kirk had the text transliterated from Irish into Roman script so that it might serve readers in the Scottish Highlands, although it remained an Irish text.
Church of Scotland minister who advocated the use of Scottish Gaelic and played an important role in Robert Kirk’s translation of the Bible into Scottish Gaelic.
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Klefsan, an Irish buffoonish character described in one of the Irish marvels of Konungs skuggsjá, according to which he was able to provoke laughter even in death when his skull was put on display in the churchyard where his body lay buried. According to Kuno Meyer, Klefsan represents a corrupt form of an originally Irish name, Clessán (from cless ‘trick’). He suggests that its corrupt form is attributable to a misreading (implicitly, of Insular s for f). Cf. Mac Rustaing in the Commentary to the Félire Óengusso.