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Cellach m. Eogain of Killala
There is a Cellán ua Fiachrach (qv) in Mart T who might equate with this Cellach. The Life of Cellach of Killala, Betha Cellaig, is a pseudo-historical account found in Leabhar Breach. There are many chronological discrepancies and 'that such a person as Cellach ever existed is very doubtful' (Kenney 1929, 457). In the Life Cellach is a pupil of Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, and becomes the first bishop of Killala. See also Kathleen Mulchrone (ed), 1933 Caithréim Cellaig. It is discussed in Herbert 1997.
Cell Alaid (Killala)
Not in CGSH. His Irish Life makes him son of Eogan Bél m. Cellaig, king of Connacht.
Territory or Ethnicity (broad)
Territory or Ethnicity (refined)
Belongs to the group Cellach, Cellán, Mo Chellóc (ns) (certain)
Same as Cellán ua Fiachrach (possible)
See Ó Riain, Dictionary, 161. Ó Riain regards Cellan as a 'variant' of Cellach.
Related Personal Names
This depends on the equation between this Cellach and the Cellán Ua Fiachrach in MT.
Day of Year
Martyrology of Tallaght
Best, R. I. and Lawlor, H. J.
From the Book of Lesinter and MS 5100-4 in the Royal Library, Brussels.
Quote from source
Cellain hui Fiachrach
This is only relevent if this Cellach is equated with Cellán Ua Fiachrach
Saint in place-names
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