Cellach m. Eogain of Killala

Introduction

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.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Cell Alaid (Killala)

Genealogies

Not in CGSH. His Irish Life makes him son of Eogan Bél m. Cellaig, king of Connacht.

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Gaelic

Territory or Ethnicity (refined)

Connachta

Related Saints

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

Name

Cellach (certain)

Name

Cellán (possible)

This depends on the equation between this Cellach and the Cellán Ua Fiachrach in MT.

Feast days

Day of Year

May 1

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

Cellain hui Fiachrach

Notes

This is only relevent if this Cellach is equated with Cellán Ua Fiachrach