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Agatán m. Óengusa
One of 7 sons of Óengus m. Aeda who were born in Alba and crossed to Ireland (Watson 1926, 299): ‘Secht meic Oengusa m. Aeda m. Eirc m. Echach Munremuir m. Oengusa Fir ut ante in genealogia Berchain .i. Mothrianóc Ruscaig, Itharnaisc Cloenta, Eoganan Leccaig, Mochulli Dresnada, Mothairean Tilcha Fortcheirn, Troscan Arda Breccain, Agatan ar ur Ethni’ (Rec. Mai., CGSH no. 209). See also Ó Riain 1985, no 701. See Ó Cróinín, D, 1981 ‘The oldest Irish names for the days of the week?’ in Ériu 32, 95-114.
Dál Riata (Rec. Mai, CGSH no. 209)
Territory or Ethnicity (broad)
Territory or Ethnicity (refined)
Belongs to the group Agatán (ns)
Related Personal Names
Day of Year
The Martyrology of Donegal
Todd, J. H.
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Quote from source
Agatan, o Disert Agatain ar bru Eithne, 'Agatan of Disert-Agatain, on the brink of the Eithne'
He is not in Mart. T, Mart. O or Mart. G. On this day in Mart. Do. are also Torannan, Mochuille and Troscán. These appear in CGSH no. 209, with Agatán, as sons of Óengus.
Saint in place-names
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See: Agatán (ns)