Mo Ernóc m. Cruisíne

Other names

In VC he is Erneneus filius Craseni (VC I.3).

Introduction

He is encountered, as a boy, at Clonmacnoise by Columb Cille who prophesies that he will be ‘an outstanding figure’ in his community. Adomnán says he was ‘later famous through all the churches of Ireland and very highly regarded’ (VC I.3). Ernéne tells his story to Segene in the presence of Failbe. Adomnán's story comes from Failbe's account. In Mart. T he is associated only with Ráith Nói. Mart. G gloss adds a link with Cell Draignech. Both places are in Leinster. His death is recorded in the same entry as that of Munnu m. Tulcháin qv, also based in Leinster. In the Middle Irish Life of Columb Cille he is called Ernan Cluana deocra, a name which appears in Mart. T on Jan 11. Moernoc Cluana Da Ochra appears in the list of homonymic saints (CNE 707.772). Cluain Deochra is a church associated with Clonmacnois (Herbert 1988 p 283). It is he who gave the name to Portmarnock in Dublin. His relics were later translated from there to St Mary’s Abbey in Dublin, where a chapel was commemorated to him. (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 292) Ó Riain suggests that he might be the same as Ernán of Tory (ibid, 453)

Gender

Male

Associated places

Ráith Nói (Mart. T, Mart. G gloss): Rathnew, co. Wicklow. Cell Draignech in Uí Dróna (Mart. G gloss): Kildreenagh, co. Carlow. Cluain Deochra; Clondarra, par. of Killashee, co. Longford.

Obituary

AU 635.5 Quies Fintain m. Telchain & Ernaini m. Creseni. (Also in Clon. group)

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Ernán, Ernaíne, Mo Ernóc, Marnan (ns)

Same as Ernaíne m. Colmáin of Tory Island

Their feast-days are on adjacent days. See Ó Riain, Dictionary, 288.

Related Personal Names

Name

Ernán

Source

Vita Columbae

I.3

In VC he is Erneneus filius Craseni (VC I.3). In Mart. T he is Ernine and in Mart. G. and Mart. Do., Ernin

Feast days

Day of Year

August 18

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

Macc Cresséni m'Ernóc

Notes

Mart. O notes in RB505: M'Ernoc .i. mac Creisine ó Raith Nui inhUib Garrchon i Fortuathaib Laigen & o Chill draignech inhUib Drona. Mart. O notes in Laud 610: .i. o Raith noe ind Huaib Garrchon i Fortuathaib Laigen, nó ó Chill Draignech ind Huib Drona.

Day of Year

August 18

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

Ernine mac Cresine o Raith Nui i nUíb Garrchon

Day of Year

August 18

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

Ernin gloss: .i. Mernócc ó Ráith Nói in Úibh Garchon .i. i Fothartoibh Laighen ocus ó Cill Draighneach in Uibh Dróna. 'ie M'Ernóc from Ráith Nói in Húi Garrchon, to wit, in Fotharta Laigen, and from Cell Draignech in Húi Dróna.'

Day of Year

August 18

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

Ernin .i. Mernocc, ó Rath noi i nUibh Garrchon .i. i Fothartaibh Laighen, acus ó Chill draighnech i nUibh Dróna. 'ie Mernóg, of Raith-Noi, in Ui-Garchon, ie, in Fotharta of Leinster; and of Cill-draighnech, in Ui-Dróna.'