Tua m. Áeda of Tech Tua

Other names

Ultán

Introduction

Tua was one of four sons of Colga, king of Oirthir (CGSH no. 54). Colga died in AU 610. Annals of the Four Masters has at 606.5, ‘Aedh, son of Colgan, chief of Oirghialla and of all the Airtheara, died on his pilgrimage, at Cluain Mic Nois.’ See Ó Riain, Dictionary, 578. Watson suggested that a saint called Tua might be the saint of Kilmaha, Mid Argyll (Watson 1925, 152).

Gender

Male

Associated places

Taghadoe (formerly Tech Tua), barony of North Salt, Co. Kildare

Genealogies

His father places him among the Airgiall (CGSH, 54). Through his mother, Sinell ingen Chenannáin, he is related to Uí Labrada, a Leinster family (Tract on mother of the ss, 722.90, Ó Riain, Dictionary, 578).

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Gaelic

Territory or Ethnicity (refined)

Laigin

Airgialla

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Ultán, Tua, Tultóc (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Tua (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

Dec 22

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.