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Medb of Crúachan See: Medb Chrúachna

eponym of Medraige (Maree, Co. Galway) in prose and verse items of dinnshenchas on that place. These brief accounts relate that he was part of Mac Con’s household (muinter) on an expedition from ‘an island to the west of Spain’ to Ireland (i.e. on Mac Con’s return from exile, before the battle of Mag Mucrama); his father is variously named Dorcan Mall and Torcar (or Torchar) and called a son of Tromdae son of Calatrom.
  • s. xx–xxi
  • s. xx–xxi
Scottish scholar, formerly professor of Scottish and Gaelic Studies at the University of Edinburgh and earlier, professor of Celtic at the University of Aberdeen.
  • s. xx–xxi
  • b. 1959
  • s. xx–xxi
  • Clúain Moccu Nóis
Ecclesiastical lay dynasty who provided officials for the monastery of Clonmacnoise. Named after Conn na mBocht (d. c. 1060), they traced their descent to anchorites in the 8th century.

Meic Mhathghamhna See: Mac Mathghamhna family

  • s. xx–xxi
  • fl. 5th–early 6th century
  • Ardachad ... Co. Longford
reputed founder and patron saint of Ardachad (Ardagh, Co. Longford); associated with St Brigit of Kildare
  • 1911–1990
Norwegian linguist and Celticist.

The manuscripts of Newman College are housed in the Allan and Maria Myers Academic Centre, together with the collection of St Mary's College.

  • s. xx–xxi

Library belonging to the Benediktinerstift of Melk.