Comgán m. Diarmata

Introduction

Ó Riain notes that Comgán's ancestral name, Teimhne, 'may have been borrowed from the tribal name 'Maca Teimhne' borne by Comán, Comhghán's companion on his feastday.' His pedigree may have been created to suit the interests of the Dál gCais: his church, which was of some importance from the early twelfth century, granted property to the Dál nGais in a charter in the Book of Durrow (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 220-221) Comgan is called to aid the Leinstermen in a poem attributed to Moling, and he was apparently noted for prophesies (ibid., ref. SG i, 389; Éigse 5, 86.39).

Associated places

Glenn Uisen (Killeshin parish in barony of Slievemargy, Co. Carlow.)

Genealogies

Comgan is assigned to the Dál gCais of Thomond: Comgan Glinne Usen m. Diarmata m. Dega m. Themne m. Fir Chorb m. Moga Corb m. Cormaic Cais m. Ailella Uluim. (Rec. Mai. 233) His mother was Eithne daughter of Feidlimid according to notes in Mart. O, Mart. Do., and the Tract of the mothers of the saints: Eithni ingen Feidlimid m. Tigernaig mathair Chomgain Glinne Usen (Tract on mothers of the ss, 722.91). The notes to Mart O. in F suggest that Eithne is the mother of Colum Cille (Stokes 1905, 78)

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Comgan (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Comgán (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

Feb 27

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

féil Chomgain cen dinnis the feast of Comgan without reproach

Notes

'Cen dinnis' was later misinterpretated as a place-name ‘Ceann Innis’, and located in Thormond – see Ó Riain, Dictionary, 221) The notes: notes in RB512: feil Comgain: Comgan o Glinn Uisen. Comgan cum germanis .i. Comgan, Mernoc, Moelchú, Mirili, Moeldub, Teldub Tebard, Aidne, uii. meic Uthenni ingeni Fedlimthi. notes in F: Tuir tuadhmar tri greidil bidh grádmair suir Coluim cille coir do chloinn cleitig Conaill moir - a mháthair. 'A populous (?) tower, through… sister of Colum of the eminent clan of great Conall (was) his mother.' notes in RB512: Comgan mac Diarmata meic (Dega), meic Fir corp, [meic] Moga cuirp, meic Comaic, meic Ailella Oluim.

Day of Year

Feb 27

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

Comgain Glinni Usin. Comman mc. h. Themhni

Notes

This is the full entry for Feb 27.

Day of Year

Feb 27

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

Tréde, follan findmhor, Éunus, Comman, Comgan A triad sound, white-great (are) Eunus, Commán, Comgan. gloss: mac ua Themhne [after Commán] Ghlinne hUissen [after Comgan]

Day of Year

Feb 27

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

Comdhan [.i. Diarmaid] Glinne Huissen, mac Diarmada mic Deghadh, do Sliocht Corbmaic Cais, mic Oililla Oluim; acus Ethne ingen Feidhlimidh mic Tighernaigh a mathair.

Notes

The bit in square brackets appears as gloss, but in original hand.