Fínán Lobor m. Conaill of Swords

Other names

Finan the leper

Introduction

There is some confusion between this Fínán and Fínán Cam m. Móenaig qv, in part because in Mart. G gloss the former is assigned to Innisfallen, an island on Lough Leane (Loch Léin); Lough Leane is usually assocated with the latter. See Ó Riain, Dictionary, 327-30.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Cell Suird (Swords, barony of Balrothery West, Co. Dublin) (Mart. T etc). Cluain Mór of Áed (Clonmore, barony of Rathvilly, co. Carlow) (Mart. T). Inis Faithlenn (Innisfallen, an island in Lough Leane, one of the Lakes of Killarney, co. Kerry).

Genealogies

Fínán is assigned to the Ciannachta (Rec. Mai. 193) with a pedigree that would place him in 4th or early 5th c (Watson 1926, 285n).

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Gaelic

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Fínán (ns)

Related Personal Names

Name

Fínán (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

March 16

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

Finani loboir Suird no Clúana Mó[i]r. 'Fínán the Leper of Sord or of Clúain Mór'

Day of Year

March 16

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

Fínán laindrech lobur 'lucid Fínán the leper'

Notes

Notes in RB505 say that is is 'from Colum-cille's Swords, or from Clúain mór Maedóic in Leinster, or from Inisfallen on Loch Léin in Munster.'

Day of Year

March 16

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

Fínán gloss: Finan Lobhar oc Surd, & i cCluain Moir il-Laighnibh ocus i nInis Fathlenn for Loch Léin. 'Fínán the Leper at Sord, and in Clúain Mór in Leinster and in Inis Faithlenn on Loch Léin.'

Notes

It is usually another Fínán, Fínán Cam m. Móenaig qv, who is associated with Loch Léin. See Ó Riain, Dictionary, 327-30.

Day of Year

March 16

Calendar

The Martyrology of Drummond

Source code

Mart. Dr.

Source title

The Martyrology of Drummond

Editors

Ó Riain, P

Secondary Title

Four Irish Martyrologies: Drummond, Turin, Cashel, York

Pages

1-120

Year

2002

Quote from source

Fionán, Lobhar, ó Surd, acus ó Cluain móir i Laighnibh, acus o Ard Fínáin i Mumhain, do shliocht Taidhg mic Céin mic Oiliolla Oluim dó