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Angel or archangel who appears to prophets Daniel and Ezekiel in the Old Testament and to John the Baptist's father Zacharias in the Annunciation narrative of Luke. He is also a prominent agent of God in the Book of Enoch.

A society established in 1807 “for the investigation and revival of ancient Irish literature”. Its members included men like William Haliday, John Lanagan, Theophilus O'Flanagan and Edward O'Reilly.

  • fl. 615
Reputed founder of St. Gall in modern-day Switzerland and one of Columbanus’ companions. His 9th-century Lives written at Reichenau claim that he was of Irish origin.

Gallus See: Gall

  • s. xx / s. xxi
  • d. 732
  • Mag Eo
Northumbrian associate of Colmán of Lindisfarne, abbot of Mag Eo (Mayo).
Father of Echrad, wife of Codal, in the dinnshenchas of Codal.

Garb Daire ... Mac Sámain See: Mac Samáin

Gelasius ... Gilla Meic Liac See: Gilla Meic Liac

(Lat. Gelonus, Greek Γελωνός), eponymous ancestor of the Geloni in classical mythology; son of Hercules/Heracles and Echidna and a brother of Agathyrsus and Scythes.