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  • supp. fl. 6th/7th century?
Female Irish saint whose hagiographer, Conchubranus, seems to have based her identity on that of Mo Ninne of Killevy, but transformed it to encompass a career in England, Scotland and Rome. Material relating to other saints may have played a part in this transformation.
in Cath Bóinde, son of Conra Cas of the Fir Domnand, and slayer of his brother Tindi, king of Connacht; later appears to have crossed over to the Ulaid.
  • d. 1984
  • supp. fl. early 6th century
reputed daughter of Áed Bennán mac Crimthainn, king of Munster from the Éoganachta, and wife of Fíngen mac Áedo Duib. In scholarship about her role in such tales as Aided Chúanach meic Ailchíne, she is often described as a sovereignty goddess.
  • s. xx–xxi
  • s. xx–xxi
  • 1830–1911
  • County Carlow
Irish clergyman, cardinal (since 1885), and scholar.
mythical judge (brithem) who is said to have given instructions of wisdom to the young king of Tara, Feradach Find Fechtnach son of Crimthann Nia Náir, after the revolt of the aithech-thúatha; besides Audacht Morainn, a number of further texts relating to wisdom and law are attributed to him.