Places and peoples

Rathan/Rathen (Rahan)

  • religious foundations
  • (institutions)
  • par. Rahan, bar. Ballycowan, County Offaly
See also: CamulacusCamulacus (Cáemlach?)
(s. v)
A now obscure saint, abbot of Rathan (Rahan, Co. Offaly) and contemporary of St Patrick. He appears as Camulacus Commiensium (‘of the Commienses’) in Tírechan’s Collectanea and as Camelacus in an early hymn. His background is unknown and modern scholars have variously argued for Gaulish, British and Irish origins.
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Mo Chutu of Rahan and LismoreMo Chutu of Rahan and Lismore
(d. 637)
Mo Chutu mac Fínaill, Carthach (the younger), Mo Chutu of Rahan, Mo Chutu of Lismore
Mo Chutu mac Fínaill (Carthach the younger), patron saint of Rathan (Rahan, Co. Offaly) and Les Mór (Lismore, Co. Wexford)
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Reference works
Hogan, Edmund, Onomasticon Goedelicum locorum et tribuum Hiberniae et Scotiae: an index, with identifications, to the Gaelic names of places and tribes, Dublin, 1910.
Publish.ucc.ie/doi/locus – transcribed text from the Locus Project (UCC): <link> Medieval and Modern Thought, Text Digitization Project – PDF: <link>
[‘Rathan, Rathen’]
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, 2008–present. URL: <https://monasticon.celt.dias.ie>.
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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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November 2016, last updated: May 2022

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