Eoganán m. Óengusa

Introduction

This saint is assigned to the Dál Riata. According to the MSFA it was sons of his great grandfather, Ercc Mór m. Echach Muinremuir who came to Scotland. Ercc's son Áed is not mentioned in the scheme in MSFA, but he does appear in the genealogy of Berchán m. Nemnann qv (Rec. Mai. 239), a saint who elsewhere is descended from Loarn m. Eircc (who gave his name to Lorn in Argyll). There appears to be some confusion about the sons of Erc. See Ó Cróinín, D, 1981 ‘The oldest Irish names for the days of the week?’ in Ériu 32, 95-114.

Associated places

Leccach (Cenn Leccaig) (Rec. Mai. 209): in Mag Éine, near Assaroe, Co. Donegal (Mart. T); or Lackagh tl. and par., bar. of Offaly West, co. Kildare.

Genealogies

He is one of the six sons of Oengusa m. Aeda m. Eirc m. Echach Munremuir m. Oengusa Fír (Rec. Mai. 209) ie Dál Riata

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Eogan, Eoganán (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Eoganán (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

Dec 19

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

Eoganan mac Oengusa i nArd Leccaig i mMaig Ene.

Day of Year

Dec 20

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

Euganan gloss: o Árd Lecach i Maigh Ene.

Day of Year

Dec 20

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

Eoghan[an] ó Ard Lecach, i Muigh ene angar des Ruaidh ‘Eoghan[án] of Ard-lecach, in Magh-Ene, near unto Eas Ruaigh’ [an] is added by a later hand, notes Reeves.

Notes

Eas Ruaidh is modern Assaroe, near Ballyshannon, Do. Donegal.