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St Patrick

(c. 389—461) patron saint of Ireland

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Acallam na Senórach

Acallam na Senórach  

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(Colloquy of the Ancients),a monastic compilation of materials from the Fionn cycle, made in the late 12th cent. The narrative tells how Oisín, son of Fionn, and Caoilte, son ...
Áed

Áed  

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1 Son of Ainmire in the Cycle of Kings and father of Domnall (1).2 The son of Eochaid Lethderg, prince of Leinster, who was carried off to a brugh, or palace of fairyland, by two women of the sídh ...
Aífe Derg

Aífe Derg  

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[Ir., red Aífe].Daughter of a king of Connacht who had her marriage arranged by St Patrick.
Altrom Tige Dá Medar

Altrom Tige Dá Medar  

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[Ir., The Nurture of the Houses of the Two Milk Vessels].A late Middle Irish narrative of the Mythological Cycle included in the 15th-century Book of Fermoy. Scholarly attention in the story has ...
Angus mac Natfraích

Angus mac Natfraích  

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A 5th-century leader of the Eóganacht and king of Cashel, reputedly baptized by St Patrick. According to the well-known but apocryphal story, Patrick accidentally thrust his staff through Angus's ...
archiepiscopal diocese of Armagh

archiepiscopal diocese of Armagh  

Its strong associations with St Patrick make Armagh inevitably the seat of both the Catholic and Anglican primates of all Ireland. Traditionally founded by St Patrick in 444, the original ...
archiepiscopal diocese of Cashel

archiepiscopal diocese of Cashel  

The Irish archbishopric of Cashel was established by the Council of Raithbressail (1111), with oversight of the twelve dioceses of Leth Moga (southern half of Ireland). The Council of Kells‐Mellifont ...
Armagh

Armagh  

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Was the smallest of the six countries of Northern Ireland. The chief town is Armagh which has been an archbishopric since the 12th cent.: there is also a Roman catholic archbishopric. The catholic ...
Arthur

Arthur  

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Traditionally king of Britain, historically perhaps a 5th‐ or 6th‐century Romano‐British chieftain or general. His life and court have become the focus for many romantic legends in various languages, ...
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1 This popular and ubiquitous mus. instr. varies in weight from over 100 tons to a fraction of an ounce. For public bells the most usual bell metal is a bronze of 13 parts copper to 4 parts tin: the ...
Benignus of Armagh

Benignus of Armagh  

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Bishop (5th century).Reputedly the disciple and successor of Patrick in the see of Armagh, who is claimed as the apostle of Kerry and Clare and the patron of Connacht with his church at Kilbannon, ...
Book of Armagh

Book of Armagh  

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A 9th-cent. vellum codex now in Trinity College, Dublin. It contains a collection of documents relating to St Patrick, a complete non-Vulgate Latin NT, and a copy of the Life of St Martin of Tours by ...
Book of Rights

Book of Rights  

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The (Lebor na Cert),a manuscript compilation dating from the 12th cent. and preserved in the Book of Lecan. It contains a collection of poems on the stipends and ...
Breastplate of St Patrick

Breastplate of St Patrick  

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An Old Irish hymn familiar in the translation beginning ‘I bind unto myself today / The strong Name of the Trinity’. It has been dated to the early 8th cent. The ascription to St Patrick is ...
Caoilte mac Rónáin

Caoilte mac Rónáin  

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A warrior of the Fionn cycle. In folk tradition he is born in the otherworld [see sídh]. In Acallam na Senórach he survives into the time of St Patrick, to whom he recites the lore of Fionn.[...]
Caoránach

Caoránach  

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Name given to the monster banished to Lough Derg (Co. Donegal) by St Patrick. Perceived as female, she was said to be the mother of demons or devils. See also MUIRDRIS; OILLIPHÉIST.
Cas Corach

Cas Corach  

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[cf. Ir. cas, curled, skilled].A harper of the Tuatha Dé Danann who none the less is described as playing for St Patrick. In the Acallam na Senórach [Colloquy of the Elders] he follows Caílte to ...
Cashel

Cashel  

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TipperarySmall historic market town. The novelist Liam O'Flaherty won a scholarship to Rockwell College in 1908 and studied here for four years.
Celsus

Celsus  

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Archbishop of Armagh 1105–29.The last of a long line of archbishops of Armagh, chosen as laymen by hereditary succession, Celsus proved a notable reformer. He is known mainly through the Lives of his ...
Celtic church

Celtic church  

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This term, which describes the Christian church as it developed in Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, recognizes that church practice in all three countries had many features in common, but should not ...

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