Cainnech m. Luigthig of Aghaboe

Other names

Cainnech moccu Dalonn (Mart O, VC), Cainnech Achad Bó (AU, Mart G gloss), Kenneth, Kannechus, Cainnicus.

Introduction

St Cainnech is a sixth-century Irish saint who is now most famously associated with the cathedral church of Ossory at Kilkenny. He has several dedications in Scotland. His Life brings him to Tiree, Iona and Pictland - trans Dorsum Britannie ambularet (Heist 1965, 188). He has contact with Colum Cille both in his own Life and in VC (VC I.4, II.13, III.17). A gloss in Mart G says he has a recclés in St Andrews. Some doubt seems to develop over his genealogy and also over the name of his father (said, eg in Mart O notes in RB512, to be Áed Álainn). But in the earliest sources (VC, Life in S, Mart O) he is consistently assigned to the moccu Dalann. Ó Riain's argument that this group belong to a forsloinnte of the Ulaid leads to an identification of this saint with Colmán Druimm Mór, and ultimately with Colum Cille (Ó Riain 1983).

Associated places

Achad Bó (AU, MG gloss etc): Aghaboe tl. and par., bar. of Upper Ossory, co. Laois.

Obituary

AU 599.2: Quies Cainnigh Acaidh Bó, ut Cuana docet. AU 600.1: Quies Cainnigh sancti. Also in Clon. group.

Genealogies

Genealogies in Rec. Mai. assign him either to Síl Fergusa (CGSH 123.1) or to the Ciarrage (CGSH 123.2). His life in S puts the moccu Dalann among the Ciannachta of Derry (Heist 1965 p 182), but it is also argued they belong to ne Ulster (Ó Riain 1983)

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Cainnech, Kenneth (ns)

Same as Columb Cille m. Feidlimid (possible)

This is argued by Ó Riain 1983

Related Personal Names

Name

Cainnech (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

Oct 11

Calendar

Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee

Source code

Mart. O

Source title

Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee

Editors

Stokes, Whitley

Year

1905

Notes

Full title is Félire Óengusso Céli Dé, The Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee, critically edited from Ten Manuscripts, with a Preface, Translation, Notes and Indices.

Quote from source

Cainnech maccu Dálan

Day of Year

Oct 11

Calendar

Martyrology of Tallaght

Source code

Mart.T

Source title

Martyrology of Tallaght

Editors

Best, R. I. and Lawlor, H. J.

Year

1931

Notes

From the Book of Lesinter and MS 5100-4 in the Royal Library, Brussels.

Quote from source

Cainnig .m Daland lxxx iiii anno etatis suae.

Day of Year

Oct 11

Calendar

Martyrology of Gorman

Source code

Mart. G

Source title

Martyrology of Gorman

Editors

Stokes, Whitley

Year

1895

Notes

Full title is Félire Húi Gormáin, The Martyrology of Gorman edited from a manuscript in the Royal library, Brussels, with a preface, translation, notes and indices. It is published by the Henry Bradshaw Society.

Quote from source

Cainnech ardabb ergna, ‘Cainnech, a high, wise abbot’ gloss: Achadh bó a phrímhcheall, ocus atá recclés aicce i cCill Righmanadh i nAlbain.

Day of Year

Oct 11

Calendar

The Martyrology of Donegal

Source code

Mart. Do.

Source title

The Martyrology of Donegal

Editors

Todd, J. H.

Year

1864

Notes

Other author to be specified.

Quote from source

Caindeach, abb. Do sliocht Cheir, mic Ferghasa, mic Rosa, mic Rughraidhe do. Achadh-bó was his principal church, and there is an abbey-church of his at Cill-Righmonadh in Albain.

Notes

This is not the complete entry.

Day of Year

Oct 11

Calendar

Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis

Source code

K. Brev. Ab.

Source title

Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

111-124

Year

1872

Notes

Kal. Brev. Ab. Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis, in Forbes 1872, 111-124

Quote from source

Canici ab

Day of Year

Oct 11

Calendar

Kalendarium de Arbuthnott

Source code

K. Arbuthnott

Source title

Kalendarium de Arbuthnott

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

95-108

Year

1872

Quote from source

S. canici abbis

Day of Year

Oct 11

Calendar

Calendar of Saints by David Chambers

Source code

K. Camerarius

Author

Chambers, D.

Source title

Calendar of Saints by David Chambers

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

233-243

Year

1872

Quote from source

Sanctus Canicus siue Kenicus Abbas.