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Cellach (fl. 6th–7th cent.), bishop of Killala, was said to have been the elder son of Éogan Bél, king of the northern Uí Fhíachrach (in modern Carra, Ennis, and Tirawley in co. Mayo and Tireragh in co. Sligo). A highly literary version of his biography is preserved in the mixed prose and verse tale ...

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Columba [St Columba, Colum Cille] (c. 521–597), monastic founder, was also known by the Old Irish name of Colum Cille, meaning, approximately, ‘Church Dove’. He was the son of Fedelmid, of the royal lineage of Conall Gulban mac Néill, and of Ethne, daughter of ...

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Columbanus [St Columbanus, Columban] (d. 615), missionary and monastic founder, was born in the Irish province of Leinster.

Traditionally Columbanus's date of birth has been assumed to be somewhere about the year 543, though the reliability of this is questionable, since it was established on the basis of a reference in a poem whose former attribution to the saint is now in serious doubt. The first date that can be established with some certainty is that of his arrival in ...

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