Vita sancti Tigernachi episcopi in Cluain Eois

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Latin Life of St Tigernach of Clones.



Tigernach of Clones
Tigernach of Clones
(ob. 549)
Irish saint associated with Clúain Éois (now Clones, Co. Monaghan), which lay in the kingdom of the Uí Chremthainn. His mother is said to have been Der Fraích, daughter of Eochaid (mac Crimthainn), king of the Uí Chremthainn, while his faiher is said to have been a Leinsterman named Coirpre (of the Uí Bairrche, according to some genealogical sources).

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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.] Heist, W. W. [ed.], Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae: ex codice olim Salmanticensi, nunc Bruxellensi. Lives of the saints of Ireland, from the Salamanca manuscript now of Brussels, Subsidia Hagiographica, 28, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1965.
107–111 [‘Vita S. Tigernachi episcopi in Cluain Eois’] C. Salmanticensis version.
[ed.] Plummer, Charles, Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, partim hactenus ineditae, 2 vols, vol. 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>

Edition based primarily on R1, collated with R2 and S.

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[ed.] Henschen, Godfrey, and Daniel Papebroch, Acta sanctorum quotquot toto orbe coluntur, vel a catholicis scriptoribus celebrantur, 68 vols, vol. 10: April I (1-10), Antwerp: Ioannes Meursius, 1675.
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401–404 [‘De sancto Tigernaco episcopi ex Hibernia’]

Edited ex tribus codicibus MSS.

Secondary sources (select)

Sharpe, Richard, Medieval Irish saints’ lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Charles Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
Utrecht University Library: <link>
254 [id. 301.]
Plummer, Charles, Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, partim hactenus ineditae, 2 vols, vol. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910.
Internet Archive: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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