Cellach m. Ailella, abbot of Iona, d. 865

Introduction

Abbot of Iona from 854 on violent death of his predecessor. He died in Pictland. Thomas Charles Edwards suggests the links of Cináed mac Ailpín with Leinster might explain his headship of both Kildare and Iona (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Maire Herbert suggests, however, that by Cell Daro might have been meant 'a Scottish church of the name' (Herbert 1988, 73n24).

Gender

Male

Associated places

Iona; Kidare?

Obituary

AU865.2 Cellach m. Ailella, abbas Cille Daro et abbas Ia, dormiuit in regione Pictorum. Cellach son of Ailill, abbot of Cell Dara and Í, fell asleep in the country of the Picts.

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Gaelic

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Cellach, Cellán, Mo Chellóc (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Cellach