Onchú m. Blaithmaic

Introduction

Onchu m. Blathmac, who appears in Mart T, is associated from at least the 12th century (Mart. G., Mart. O notes) with Rath Blathmaic (now Rath) in County Clare and is assigned, through his father, to the family associated with that church, the Uí Chiaróg (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 108). In two versions of the annotations to Mart. O. he is linked with Fínán lobar, ‘Fínán the leper’ see Fínán lobar m. Conaill), both allegedly buried at Cluain Mór, now Clonmore in Co. Carlow.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Rath Clathmaic, now Rath in the barony of Inchiquin, Col Clare (Mart. O notes in F) and Cluain Mor, now Clonmore in barony of Rathvilly, Co. Carlow. Cell Onchon, now Killonaghan in the Clare barony of Burren (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 108)

Genealogies

Not in CGSH. His father belongs to Uí Chiaróg, a Munster grouping.

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Gaelic

Territory or Ethnicity (refined)

Mumu

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Onchú (ns)

Related Personal Names

Name

Onchú

Feast days

Day of Year

July 9

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

Asslondud án Onchon, mos-tic cách nond-áli, fri Críst carais léri Garbán cain Cinn sáli. ‘The splendid announcement of Onchu: soon comes every one who entreats him: he loved devotion to Christ, Garbán the fair, of Cenn sáli.’

Notes

notes in Laud 610: Onchon .i. mac Blathmic. notes in F: o Raith Blaithnic i n-uachtur Dal cais. Onchu & Finan lobar i Cluain mor in uno sepulcro. Moling cecinit: Inmain dias fil co fois . icon crois ‘con mbemro thes, Onchu nad car doman dis . Finan lobar, lamh na les. ‘Onchu and Fínán the leper of Ráith Blaithmic in the Upper Dál-caiss (are) in Clúain Mór in one sepulchre. Moling sang: Dear the pair who are at rest (?) by the cross at the shrine in the south, Onchu, who loved not the despicable world, Fínán the leper, the hand of the benefits.’ notes in Lebar Brecc: ar ata membro .i. taisi, Finain lobair & Onchon a n-aen maighin. i Cluain mor. ‘For the membra, ie relics, of Fínán the leper and Onchu are in the same place in Clúain Mór.’

Day of Year

July 9

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

Onchon

Day of Year

July 9

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

Onchu oen, ‘unique Onchu’

Notes

gloss: mac Blathmheic i nDál cCais .i. ó Ráith Blathmaic

Day of Year

July 14

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

Onc[h]on meic Blait[h]mic.

Day of Year

July 14

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

Onchu mac ban Blait[h]meic, ‘Onchu fair son of Blaithmac’