Places and peoples

Alt Fharannáin

  • religious foundations
  • (institutions)
  • tl. Alternan, par. Easkey, bar. Tireragh, County Sligo
See also: Farannán of AlternanFarannán of Alternan
(supp. fl. 6th century)
Irish saint associated with Alt Fharannáin (now Alternan, Co. Sligo). In his Irish Life, he is represented as a contemporary of Colum Cille.
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Reference works
MacShamhráin, Ailbhe, Nora White, Aidan Breen, and Kim R. McCone, Monasticon Hibernicum: early Christian ecclesiastical settlement in Ireland, 5th to 12th centuries, Online: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Celtic Studies. URL: <>.
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