Vita sancti Maedoc(i) (Vespasian version)

  • Latin
  • prose
  • extent: more or less complete
First (extant) redaction of the Latin Life of Máedóc of Ferns.


Máedóc of Ferns
Máedóc of Ferns
(fl. 7th century)
founder and patron saint of Ferna (Ferns, Co. Wexford), later also a patron saint of Drumlane, Co. Cavan, and later still of Rossinver, Co. Leitrim.

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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Plummer, Charles, Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, partim hactenus ineditae, 2 vols, vol. 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910.
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295–311 (Appendix) direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Rees, William Jenkins, Lives of the Cambro British saints: of the fifth and immediate succeeding centuries, from ancient Welsh & Latin mss. in the British Museum and elsewhere, Llandovery: William Rees, 1853.
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232–250; 554–574 (App. 3)
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