Cormac m. Dimma, the voyager

Other names

Cormac ua Liatháin, Cormac the voyager

Introduction

Cormac, 'a truly holy man', appears in VC three times: he is a voyager on the ocean, who three times unsuccessfully sought a place of retreat (I.6), he is a subject of Columba's prophecy, his clairvoyant vision, and his help (II.42), and he meets Columba on Hinba, along with Brendan, Comgall, and Cainnech (III.17). He is often associated associated with Durrow, sometiems as abbot (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 226).

Gender

Male

Associated places

Durrow (Co.Offaly)

Genealogies

His pedigree places him among the Uí Liatháin, who held the baronies of Barrymore and Kinnataloon, County Cork (Rec. Mai. 227).

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Cormac (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Cormac (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

June 21

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

Cormac húa Lait[h]ain i nDermaigh.

Day of Year

June 21

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

Cormacc ba cain clérech, haue Liathain lígath 'Cormac was a fair cleric, the beautiful grandson of Liathán'

Notes

The notes in Laud 606 place him in Durrow of Colum Cille (ic Dermaig Choluim cilli) and relates how Cormac obtained a relic from Columb Cille by cutting off his (CC's) little finger. Columb Cille thus issued a curse: 'wolves shall eat thee for it'.

Day of Year

June 21

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

Cormac leir ua Liathan 'pious Cormac, Liathán's descendant' gloss: abb Durmaighi & epscop, & ba hanchore béos an Corbmac sin 'abbot of Durrow and bishop, and that Cormac was also an anchorite'

Day of Year

June 21

Calendar

The Martyrology of Donegal

Source code

Mart. Do.

Source title

The Martyrology of Donegal

Editors

Todd, J. H.

Year

1864

Notes

Other author to be specified.

Quote from source

Corbmac Ua Liathain, abb Durmaighe... 'Cormac Ua Liathain, abbot of Dearmagh...'

Notes

There is more here including notes on his genealogy and reference to predictions made about him in poems by Columb Cille.