Nem of Tulach


A bishop called Ném appears in notulae in Book of Armagh: eps(cop) Ném i Telich Ceniuil Oingos(so). These notulae are, according to Mulchron in Eriu 16 (1932) p 142, a medieval table of contents of an exemplar prose text (not exant); they are in Ferdomnach's hand, date not before 750. See Márkus 1999 p 129. Notulae are in Bieler 1979 p180. See also Stokes 1887, Tripartite Life of Patrick p 162. Patrick leaves many churches and cloisters (docellaib ocus docongbálaib) in Dál Riata including Ném, a bishop, in Tellach Ceneóil Oengusa (Forácaib epscop Ném hiTelaig cenéoil Oengusa). Date of this uncertain. See Kenney p 342, and Francis Byrne in JRSAI 1994. Drumtullagh, barony of Cary, Co. Antrim, may now represent Tulach (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 513). There is a Neman ab Lis móir in AT 609. This must relate to the Scottish Lismore, as Mochutu had not yet left Rathen.



Associated places

Tulach (possibly now Drumtullagh, barony of Cary, Co. Antrim (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 513))


A tract related to the Dál nAraide attaches Nem to the Uí Bhrunnchon, and connects him to Colmán of Kilroot, Colmán of Dromore, and Cas Cobha (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 513).

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)


Territory or Ethnicity (refined)

Dál nAraide

Source for saint


A Dictionary of Irish Saints


Related Saints

Belongs to the group Nem, Nemán (ns)

Related Personal Names