Barinthus of Argyll

Other names

Barnitus

Introduction

The existence of this cult is suggested only by a reference in Thomas Dempster’s highly dubious Menologium Scoticum of the 17th century. If the cult existed at all it is likely to have been a part of the cult of the Barinthus who appears in the Navigatio Sancti Brendani and who seems to have been the same as Bairrfinn m. Muiredaig of Druimm Cuilinn. This latter saint may, in turn, have been part of the same cult as Bairre m. Amairgin and ultimately of the teacher of Columba, *Uinniau or Findbarr.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Argyll, Scotland; Dreghorn nr Irvine, north Ayrshire

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Gaelic

Related Personal Names

Name

Bairrfind (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

Jan 5

Calendar

Calendar of Saints by Thomas Dempster

Source code

K. Dempster

Source title

Calendar of Saints by Thomas Dempster

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

177-229

Year

1872

Quote from source

in Argadia Barniti S. Brandani socii. B. (Forbes p 189) [B. = Breviarum Scoticum, maxime Aberdonense.]

Day of Year

August 6

Calendar

Calendar of Saints by Thomas Dempster

Source code

K. Dempster

Source title

Calendar of Saints by Thomas Dempster

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

177-229

Year

1872

Quote from source

Dreghorni Barniti reliquiarum veneratio. C. (Forbes p 208) [C. = Collectanea Gilberti Bruni, Herici Sinclari etc]