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Manchán mac Silláin See: Manchán of Lemanaghan

  • Liath Mancháin ... Lemanaghan, Co. Offaly
Manchán mac Silláin, patron saint of Liath Mancháin (Lemanaghan, Co. Offaly)

The merged John Rylands and University Libraries, now collectively known as the University of Manchester Library.

  • supp. fl. 14th century
  • St Albans
A fictitious English knight to whom a travel memoir, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, is ascribed. The work first appeared in French and English and was translated into many other languages, including Irish and Welsh.
  • s. xx–xxi
  • s. xx–xxi
minor Irish saint, described as a son of Inghean Bhaoith of Killinaboy (Co. Clare)

Maol Eala See: Maol Dala

hermit; brother of Gúaire Aidne, king of Connacht
king of the Uí Maine; husband of Créd ingen Gúaire in Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin

Marcellus ... Moengal See: Moengal [Marcellus]

Marcellus Empiricus See: Marcellus of Bordeaux

  • fl. c. 408
  • Bordeaux
An official under Emperor Theodosius and a medical author who was active in the region of Bordeaux. His treatise De medicamentis (liber) (c. 408), which prescribes drugs and treatments for a variety of ailments, contains two incantations that are usually thought to be Gaulish in origin.