Cainner Chráibdech

Other names

Cainner the Pious


In the vernacular life of St Senán she travels to Senán’s island, Inis Chathaig (Scattery Island, Co. Clare) only to be told that women are not allowed to enter. Senán permits her ‘a place of resurrection…here on the brink of the wave.’ (Lismore Lives, Betha Shenain, lines 2416-2449 in Stokes 1890, 72, 219)

Associated places

Her church is Beanntraighe (Bantry) , parish of Kilmocomoge, Co. Cork

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Cainner, Kennera (ns) (certain)

Same as Cainner ingen Chruithnecháin

Neither patronymic nor feast-day is associated with Cainner Chráibdeach, the saint associated with Senán, making it theoretically possible to identify her with any of the Cainners in the record. O'Hanlon chooses Cainner ingen Chruithecháin (O'Hanlon 1915 vol 1, 465)