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Muirchú [St Muirchú, Muirchú maccu Machthéni]locked

(fl. 697)
  • David E. Thornton


Muirchú [St Muirchú, Muirchú maccu Machthéni] (fl. 697), biographer, is commemorated on 8 June. In his life of St Patrick, Muirchú calls himself Muirchú moccu Machthéni, that is, ‘Muirchú descendant of Machthéine’. Although the forms do not correspond exactly, it seems likely that he was a member of the minor kinship group called ...

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