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Female Irish saint for the abbey church of Burton (upon Trent), whose life was written by Geoffrey of Burton in the first half of the 12th century. She appears to have been based on the Moninne whose life was written by Conchubranus, who in turn was based on Moninne (Mo Ninne, Darerca) of Killevy.
  • fl. 2nd half of the 9th century
  • St. Gall monastery
Irish abbot of Sankt Gallen; teacher; nephew of the Irish bishop Marcus
Legendary Irish magician from Munster, who was linked in Ireland to biblical and apocryphal traditions, notably as a pupil under Simon Magus and as one responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist. He appears in Irish genealogies as a descendant of Medb and her lover Fergus mac Roích and as an ancestor for Fir Maige Féine, in the area about present-day Fermoy.
  • s. xx–xxi
scholar of Latin and Greek in early and medieval Christianity.
early Irish saint, abbot of Lethglenn (Old Leighlin in Co. Carlow)
  • 1689–1728
scientist, son of the Irish astronomer William Molyneux
in Munster origin legends, a daughter of (Éber) the king of Spain, who became the wife of Mug Núadat (alias Éogan Taídlech) and the mother of Ailill Ólomm. Her name is given as Bera in Cath Maighe Léna and a long recension of Cóir anmann.