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Columbanus, founder of the monastery of Bobbio, a monk of


Bangor, i. 60. Educated at Bangor, u. 63. A discple of St.
CoSl, and founder of the monasteries of Luxeu,l and Bobbio,
146 Commencement of his history, 261. H.s educa.on un-
der Senile and St. Comgall at Bangor, tb. Goes to Britam and

Gall, 262. His comp£iions on that journey, 263, 26+. His
a4;i in France. 265. Preaches the word of God 'here 266
Erects the monastery of Lu.ov,«m, now ^uxeu or <^^»^^\y
T„rpml 2fi7- and also that of Fontames, ib. His rule, ibH,
W. m 350'3M, 357, 359, 367, 371. Miracles, 269. Ob-
serve! and defends the Irish system of computing Easter t.rae,
270 Persecuted by Queen Brunechild, 275. Banished from
fi^— 'ry by oi4r of Theodoric, 278.. For^tels the eleva-
tion of Cloth-arius to the throne, 279. Arrives at O W 2go.
Visits the tomb of St. Martin at Tours, and foretels Uie de-
struction of Theodoric and his family, 282. Arrives >rt Nantes
ib Leaves Nantes, and proceeds to the kingdom of Uothanus,
283. Proceeds to Mentz, 285. To Arbona, ib. Peaches to the
Suevi, converts and baptizes many of them, 286 Destroys
three pagan images at Bregentz, converts the.r temple into a
cLrcll Ind erects a monastery there, 287. Sets out for Italy
and aiTives at Milan, 289. Confutes the Arians, tb. \Vrites
to Pope Boniface IV. relative to the question of toe three Chap-
ters, 290. Founds the monasteiy of Bobbio, 291.. His death,
and miracles performed at his tomb, 295. Used the Cursus
Scotonm, iv. S6S. _

Columbanus, a Leinster bis.iop, visits bt. ita, ii. u-t.
Columbanus; son of Echad, founder of the monastery of Snam-

laitliir, ii. 133- . . . o ^ . t,i -i ,•: it-?

Columbanus, son of Beognai, vmis St.Columbkul, n. 1/7.
Columbanus, sumamed Mocu-Loigre \^i'' ^^/' Fintnn hv
Columbanus of the district of Laighis, dn-ected to Su Fmtan by

St. Columbkill, ii. 229. .^ ^ , , c vt kk'^

Columbanus, a monk, companion of St. Columoanus of Bobbio,

Columbanus, an Irish monk in France, contemporary with Charles

the Bald, iii. 320. , ^ cru^r.,

Columbanus, an Irish abbot, retu-es to tne monastery of Ghent,

where he dies, iii. 403, 404.
Columbean order of monks, iv. 297, 298, 299, 300, 347,

Co^umbinus, a disciple of St. Deicolus, appointed abbot of Leu-

thra, ii. 440. , ^ . ^ . - -n

Columcille. See St. Columba and St. (- olumokill.
Colum-cras, a friend of St. Fintan, u. 407- c ^ xt • a '

Columbkill, St. birth of, four years prior to that of §[. Bngid i.
455. Dispute between him and St. Fmnian of Maghbile about
a copy of the Scriptures, ii. 27. Not born until the year ol9, 64.
Known by the name of St. Columba, 69- Proposes to the
king Aldus and the nobles at an assembly, to give s^ome land to


St. Colman to build a monastery, ii. 304. His prophecy con-
cerning St. Fintan Munnu, 405. Rules of his order, iv. 104.
Spent part of his leisure time in transcribing books, iv. 356.
His Mass, 369, 371.

Columnellus. See Colman, son of Beognai or Colmanelo.

Colman, St. accompanies St. Kilian to France, and is there
martyred, iii. 116.

Colp, harbour of, i. 220. Monastery of Augustinian Canons
of, erected, iv. 252.

Coman or Comman, a bishop, iii. 128.

Coman, surnamed of Ferns, iii. II, 12, 128.

Coman, a priest of the 3d class of Irish saints, ii. 331.

Comber. See Comerer.

Comerer, alias Comber or Cumber, abbey of founded, iv. 344.

Comgall, St. of Bangor, when born, i. 432. Mass of, ii. 20.
His family, 61. Goes to Clonenagh, ib. Ordained priest, 62.
Returns to his own country and founds the monastery of
Bangor, ib. Followed the liturgy introduced by St. Patrick,
63. Goes to Britain, ib. Returns to Ireland and dies, ib.
Master of Lugeus, 205. A disciple of St. Fintan of Clone-
nagh, 227, 230. Used the Cursus Scotorum, iv. 368.

Comgall, abbot of Bothchonais brother of St. Cele-Christus, iii. 162.

Comgall II. monarch of Ireland, defeats the Danes, iii. 375.

Comgan, St. succeeds St. Diermit in Gleanrussin, ii. 76, 78.
Sends for St. Ita, 88.

Comhorba. See Comorba.

Comin, bishop of Antrim, death of, iii. 36.

Comman, St. death of, iii. 177, 178.

Commian, a priest of the 3d class of Irish saints, ii. 331.

Commian or Cummian, St. his rule, iv. 365, 366.

Commian, abbot of Clonmacnois, ii. 400.

Comorba, Comorban, or Corbe, meaning of the name and office ex-
plained, ii. ^7. iv. 30, seq.

Cona, ijrother of Sacellus, i. 245. Supposed to be the same as
Mochonna, 248.

Conain Mac Failbe, made abbot of Hy, iii. 150, his death, 153.

Conaing, or Conang O'Daithil, comorba of Ailbe of Emly, ii. 400.
Death of, iii. "M'.

Conal, St. from whom the church of Kilconnel or Kill-chonail takes
its name, i. 429.

Conal, surnamed C?//6an?2«5, and Conal Crimthannus, son of NeiU
Neigiellach, ii. Ill, 112.

Conall, a brother of the monarch Leogair, blessed by St. Patrick,
i. 262.

Conall, grandfather of St. Columba, a Christian, i. 394.

Conall, king of the Albanian Scots, grants the Island of Hy to St.
Columba, ii. 154, 154.

Conall, bishop of Coleraine, entertains St. Columb-kille, ii. 244,

INDEX. 437

Conall, king of Ireland, killed by Diermit, son of Aidh-slaine,

ii. 302.
Conall, St. bishop of Killskire, death of, ui. 323.
Conall Cearnach, said to have been present at the death of our

Saviour, i. 3.
Conan, a priest, supposed by Colgan to be the same as Canoe or

Mochonoc, i. 4-26.
Conan, one of the 2d class of Irish saints, ii. 13.
Conan or Conanus, surnamed Conan Dil, or Conna Dil, abbot of

a monasteiy at Cnodan, near Easruaidh, ii, 222, 226.
Conaught devastated by Donogh, son of Dubhdavoirean, king of

Cashel, and Carrol prince of Ossory, iii. 327. Visitation of, by

Gelasius archbishop of Armagh, iv. 115. Invaded by Fitz-Adelm,

Concenmathair, bishop of Emly, death of, ni. 339. _
Conchea, or Cocchea, fii'st abbess of Ross-Benchuir, i. 405.
Conchenna, St. abbess of Killsleve, death of, iii. 39, 42.
Conchenna, St. daughter of Kellaigh Chualan, iii. 170.
Conches, Conchessa, or Conques, mother of St. Patrick, i. 123.
Concordance of the 4 Gospels, a beautiful one preserved at Kil-

dare, iv. 289.
Condla Mac Dunican, bishop and prince of Leiglilm, ui. 370.
Confederacies, how formed in Ireland, iv. 284, 285.
Confession, auricular, frequent use of it recommended by St. Ma-

lachy, iv. 63, 67. The neglect of it censured, 86.
Conflagrations, several by the Irish and Danes, iii. 491.^
Cong, abbots of the monastery of, iii. 48. The see of, iv. 344.
Congall, monarch of Ireland, a Christian, i. 56,
Congall, II. monarch of Ireland succeeds Dunchad II. on the
throne, iii. 366. Takes Dublin, plunders and burns the town,
and exterminates the Danish inhabitants, 374. Killed fighting
against the Danes, 366.
Congall, Kennmagar, monarch of Ireland, succeeds Longsech on
the throne, iii. 144. Said to have persecuted the clergy of
Kildare, 153, 155.
Congall or Coemgall, abbot of Both-chonais m Inishowen, i. 3i5.
Congbail, St. Fiachra, abbot of, ii. 63, 69.
Congellus or Coemgall, disciple of St. Kienan of Duleek, i. 345.
Congus, archbishop of Armagh, iii. 170. Death of, 192.
Conindrus and Romulus, bishops of the Isle of Man, i. 303, 305.
Coning, monastery of, under St. Ultan, i. 461, 463.
Conjugal rights, exercise of, iv. 387-
rConlaeth or Conlaith or Conlean, first bishop of Kildare, i. 409.
Death of, 450.
Conmach succeeds Cudiniscus as archbishop of Armagh, m. 233.
Forced by Aldus V. to accompany him on an expedition agaiPst
the people of Leinster, 244. His death, 25:^.
Conmach, abbot of Hy, death of, iii. 252.

438 INDEX.

Conmacne, several districts of that name in Ireland, ii. 41.

Connor, Aengus Macnisse, first bishop of, i. 403. Town of,
pillaged by the Scandinavians, iii. 271. St. Malachy chosen
to fill the vacant see of, iv. 86. The Roman practices intro-
duced into, 87. The church of, destroyed, 88.

Conomail Mac Cartiaig (Mac Carthy) bishop of Eraly, death of,
ii. 158.

Conquovar, monarch of Ireland, iii. 241. Death of, Z(i.

Constantine, king of the Britons, i. 486.

Constantine, king of Cornwall, said to be founder of a monas-
tery at Govan, near the Clyde, ii. 165.

Contests for the throne of Munster, iii. 351, 352.

Corbanus, supposed to be the same as Cerbanus of Feart-Cer-
bain, i. 421.

Corballis, the Colidei of Monanincha, removed to, iv. 29 1 .

Corbcs. See Comorba.

Corbre, or Corpreus, surnamed Crom, bishop of Clonmacnois,
death of, iii. 330, 331.

Corcaria Caoin, St. what time she lived, ii, 327, 330^

Corco-baskind, birth place of St. Senan, i. 445.

Corcomroe or Corcumroe, St. Senan forced to join in tlie plunder
of the ten'itory of, i. 445. Foundation of the abbey of the
Blessed Virgin Mary of, iv. 325, 335.

Corcothemne, district of, some thousands of persons baptized
there by St. Patrick, i 252.

Cork, burned by the Northmen, iii. 276. Plundered by the Danes,
366. Burned, 419.

Cork, the kingdom of granted by Henry II. to Robert Fitz-Ste-
phen and Milo de Cogan, iv. 236.

Cormac, St. succeeds St. larlath as archbishop of Armagh, i.
359, 415. Distinguished from other Corraacs by the addition
Ernaidhe, 416. Distinguished from Cormac, bishop of Trim,
ib. His death, ib. Succeeded by Dubtach, 422.

Cormac, son of Enda, entrusted to the care of St. Patrick, i. 415.
Lived in the territory of Usneadh or Usny, 416.

Cormac, bishop of Trim, i. 416. Died on the same day as Cor-
mac of Armagh, and was buried in Trim. zZ*. iii. 176, 178.

Cormac, of the 2d class of Irish Saints, ii. 13.

Cormac, king of South Leinstcr, retires to the monastery of Ban-
gor, ii. 63.

Cormac Hua-Liathain anchoret, abbot and bishop, supposed to
be a disciple of St. Columba, ii. 212. Sails in search of some
uninhabited island, ib. Death of, ib. 214, iii. 323.

Cormac, son of Diarmod king of Hy-Kinselagh, liberated from
chains by the intercession and miracles of St. Fintan, ii. 228.

Cormac, son of Suibhne, abbot of Clonard, and a bishop, death
of, iii. 266.

Cormac Mac Eladac, scribe, abbot, and bishop of Saiger, death
of, iii. 323.

INDEX. 439

Cormac, bishop of Laithrighbriuin, death of, iii, 324.
Cormac, a scribe and bishop, at Kill-Fobric, iii. 324.
Cormac, bishop of Duleek and abbot of Clonard, death of, iii.

Cormac Mac Culinan, bishop of Cashel and king of Munster, iii.
349. Thought to be bishop of Lismore, ib. 350. Called to
the throne of Munster, 351. Defeats 'Flann Sionna, monarch
of Ireland, at the battle of Moylena, ib. Killed, with 6000 of
his followers, by Flann and his troops, at the battle of Beallagh
Mughna, 352. En-oneously said to be killed by the Danes,
352, 353. His will, in which he bequeaths various sacred
utensils, gold, silver, »S:c. to divers churches, 355. His cha-
racter, 355, 356.

Cormac, bishop of Saigir, death of, iii. 36 1»

Cormac Aedan, bishop of Clonfert, death of, iii. 368.

Cormac Hua Killene, bishop and abbot of Clonmacnois, death
of, iii. 381, 383.

Cormac,_ bishop of Tallaght, death of, iii. 381.
Cormac's chapel at Cashel, supposed to be erected by Cormac
Mac Cullinan, iii. 357, 358. Not built by Cormac Mc. Car-
thy, iv. 75.

Coroticus, a British prince, St. Patrick's letter against, i. 293.
Lands in Ireland, and carries off many of the people lately con-
verted, 296.

Corpain, bishop of Iferte, i. 420.

Corpreus Crom. See Corbre Crom.

Corpreus, father of St. Finnian of Maghbill, ii. 25.

Corpreus, St. bishop of Col eraine, ii. 77.

Cortilla or Nortyla, abbot of Amarbaric, iii. 219.

Courcey, John de, defeated by the Irish, iv. 317. Plunders Ar-
magh, 318.

Craibhech, a place where St. Patrick was entertained by bishop
Trian, i. 302.

Cremourne in Monaghan, i. 266. Derivation of the name, 270.

Crimthan, king of Hy Kinsellagh, said to have endowed 70
churches, i. 274.

Crimthan, the first name of St. Columbkill. ii. 106.

Crioch-cuollan, a tract of land in Wicklow, i. 210.

Croagh Patrick. See Cruach-an-aichle.

Crom, a pagan god of the ancient Irishj i. 229.

Crom-cruach, an idol, i. 229, iv. 56.

Crom-dubh, the same as Crom-cruach, iv. 56.

Cronan, abbot of Bangor, the Antiphonarium Benchorense) writ-
ten in the time of, i. 60.

Cronan, another name of St. Mochua, ii. 357.

Cronan, St. baptizes St. Coemgen, ii. 43.

Cronan, abbot of Clonmacnois, ii. 60.

Cronan, a Munster bishop, visits St, Columbkill, ii. 178.

440 INDEX.

Cronan, abbot of Roscrea, goes with St. Mobai to Puayd, in

Connaught, iii. 7, 8 ; to Clonmacnois, 7. Erects several es-

tabb'shments, ib. Stops at Lusmag, ib. Erects the cell of

Sean-rossj ib. Erects the monastery of Roscrea, ib. Death

of, 8.
Cronan, abbot of Glassmor, near Swords, iii. 361.
Cronan, a priest of the 3d class of Irish Saints, ii. 331.
Cronan, bishop of Antrim, ii. 4-12.
Cronan, abbot of Maghbile, ii. 10, 4<13.
Cronan, St. bishop of Lismore, death of, iii. 163, 164.
Crook, erection of the commandery of, iv. 339, 340.
Cro-sailech, an old name of Achadh-abhla, i. 468.
Crothnecan, the priest that baptized St. Columbkill, ii. 106.

Called Cruthnecan, son of Ceallachan, 114.
Croyland, monastery of. Black monks of, ii. 306.
Cruachan-aichle, a mountain in Connaught, called also Croagh

Patrick and Cruach-Phadruic, i. 248. St. Patrick's fast there,

249, 250
Cruachan-Brigh-eile in Hy-falgia, the church of St. Maccaleus

there, i. 335.
Cruachan legian, said to be where St. Carnech had his monastery,

i. 495.
Cruach Phadruic. See Cruachan aichle, i. 249.
Crunmael, bishop of Kildare, iii 370.
Cruithneach, or Crutheni, the Picts so called, i. 216, 218.
Cuan, bishop of Emly, death of, iii. 233.
Cuana the tcwe, bishop of Louth, death of, iii. 266.
Cuangus, surnamed Macdall, abbot of Leithmore, death of, iii.

Cuanna, St. governed the church or monastery of Kill-chuana, ii.

357, death of, ib,
Cuannan, a disciple of St. Columba, ii. 138.
Cudiniscus, archbishop of Armagh, iii. 233, 234.
Cuil-dremne, the battle of, ii. 113. Cause of, 145, 147.
Cuille, St. Brigid, receives the veil from the son of, i. 339.
Cuill-ectrann, monastery of, supposed by Archdall to be Kilitragh,

i. 268.
Cuircne, the territory of, i. 420.
Culdean, abbey at Armagh, i. 74.
Culdees, the secular canons of cathedrals, iii. 248. Ledwich's

and Toland s errors and misrepresentations respecting them, 292,

293, 'S^G. Disquisition on them, 295 to 317-
Culdei, the Culdees so called, iv. 295, 302.
Culdremni. See Cuildremne.
Culumbkill. See Columb-kill.

Cumanea, St. daughter of Aldus, king of Leinster, ii. 327.
Cumber. See Cumerer.
Cumin, abbot of Clonmacnois, death of, iii. 5B.

INDEX. 4-41

Cumin, John, elected archbishop of Dublin, iv. 251. Arrives in
Ireland, 257, 258. Holds a synod at Dublin, 264-. Canons
of this synod, 269 to 272. Builds Patrick's church, Dublin,
318. Oppressed by Hamon de Valoniis, 331. Excommu-
nicates those who had injured him and his church, ib. Gets a
gi'ant of 20 plough-lands for him and his successors from Ha-
mon de Valoniis, 332.
Cumineus Aibus. See Cummineus Albus.
Cummian, several of that name, ii. 400.

Cummian, St. author of the Epistle to Segienus, abbot of Hy, on
the Paschal question, i. 58, 395. Principal promoter of the
Roman method of the Paschal computation, ib. A different
.person from Cumineus Albus, abbot of Hy, 397, death of,
Cummian, an Irish bishop ; death of at Bobbio, iii. 171, \1^.
Cummian. See Commian, iv. 365, 366.

Cummin Fada, St. supposed to be the same as St. Cummian, au-
thor of the Paschal Epistle, ii. 398, 400.
Cummineus Albus, abbot of Hy, autl>or of a life of St. Columb-
kill, ii. 107, seq. Different from St. Cummian, 397. Death of,
iii. 36.
Curnan, son of Aidan king of Conaught, flies to St. Columba for

protection, ii. 145.
Cursus, the Galilean, error of Ledwich respecting it, i. 12. Dif-
ferent from the Cursus Scotorivn, iv. 369.
Cursus OrientaliSf or Eastern Liturgy, i. 12.
Cursus Scotoruniy the ancient Liturgy brought into Ireland by

St. Patrick, iv. 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373.
Cuthbert, St. said to be an Irishman, iii. 88, 90, seq. Prior of
the monastery of Tvlailross, 89. Removed to Lindisfarne, and
retires to the island cf Fame, ib. Brought from thence by
force, and consecrated bishop of Lindisfarne at York, ib. Death
of, ib^


Daboec, St. brother of St. Canoe, Conoc, or Mochonnoc, said to

bea son of Brecan's, i. 425, 427.
Dado. See Ado.
Dagaeus, St. death of, ii. 76, 79.
Dagan, St. of Inverdaoill, said to be nephew of St. Coemgen, ii.

45. Brother of St. Libba or St. Molibba, 364, 367. Said to

be a disciple of St. Pulcherius, 365, Death of, ib.
Dagobert, son of Sigebert king of Austrasia, sent to Ireland, iii.

100, 102. Recalled, and becomes king of Austrasia, 101.
Daimh-inis, now Devenish in Lough Earn, monastery of, ii. 218.
Daimh-liag or Duleek, St. Kienan first bishop of, i. 341, 344.
Dair-magh, (now Durrow), monastery of, ii. 118, 121, 123,



442 INDEX.

I>alai*adia, or Dalraidia, a district in Ulster, not to be confounded
with Dalrieda, i. 216, 217. Many churches founded there by
St. Patrick, 265.

Dalian, St. a bishop, disciple of St. Senan, ii. 90.

Dalrieda or Dalriada, a district in Ulster, different from Dalaradia,
i. 217. Several churches erected here by St. Patrick, 265.
From whom called, ii. 238. Dispute concerning it refen-ed to
St. Colman, ib. Plundered, iv. 182.

Damen or Damhene, father of Conal, i. 396.

Danes ( of Ireland), when converted to Christianity, i. 75. Be-
gin to infest the coasts of Scotland and Ireland, iii. 176. First
land in Ireland, 236. Much plunder and devastation com-
mitted by them in Hy and in Ireland, 241. Defeated by the
Irish, ib. They murder St. Blaithmac while celebrating Mass
in the church of Hy, 253. They plunder and lay waste Cork,
Lismore, and several other religious establishments, 270, 271.
They murder Kethernac, prior of Kil dare, and many others, at
Dunamase, 272. St. Nuad, son of Segnen, martyred by them
while plundering the church of Killachad, ib. Defeated at the
battle of Suanaght, and in two other battles, 275. Defeated
by Maelseaghlan, 326. They join Aldus, or Aedan, Finnliath,
and devastate Meath, ib. Those of Dublin plunder Munster,
327. They proceed to Araiagh, plunder the city, and carry
away 710 captives, 346. Expelled by the men of Breagh, and
by the Leinstermen, 397. Slaughter of them in Munster, 366.
Defeated at Emly, ib. A strong party of, land at Waterford,
and are slaughtered by a chief of Idrone, 365, 367. They
plunder Cork, Lismore, and Aghaboe, 366. Those of Dublin
become Christians, 376, 377, seq. Defeated at Clontarf, 422.
Those of Waterford rise against the English, iv. 225.

Daniel, bishop of Bangor, a pupil of Iltutus, i. 476.

Daniel, St. bishop of Killgaradh, death of, iii. 36.

Danish architecture, iv. 403.

Dardalucha, abbess of Kildare, i. 9.

Darerca, St. sister of St. Patrick, i. 125. Her death mentioned
by the annalists, 127. Said to be mother of Saints Secundinus
and Auxilius, 259. Abbess of Kilsleve-Cuillin, 403, 404.
Said to be mother of St. Ilioch, 419.

Darerca, mother of St. Kieran of Clonmacnois, ii. 50.

Daria, mother of St. Ursula, i. 408.

Darinis, the monasteiy of, founded by St. Molanfide, i. 310.
St. Finnian pays a visit to St. Caiman there, 465. St. Fachtna
or Fachnan, a while abbot there, ii. 194, 195.

Darniagh. See Dairmagh.

Dathias, king of Ireland, killed, ii. 1 1 .

David, Gildas and Cadocus, Britons, i. 469.

David, son of Guaira Hua Farranais, archbishop of Armagh,
death of, ii. 70.

David, St. archbishop of Menevia in Wales, contemporary with

INDEX. 443

St. Declan, i. 27, 464, 469. Various opinions concerning the
time of his death, 471,472,473, &c. St. Senan, spends some
time with, ii. 2. Time of his death, 19. Usher wrong in the
time he supposes his death to have happened, ii. 93. Said to
have accompanied St. Ban- to Rome, 314, 316.
David, archbishop of Armagh, death of, ii. 70.
Davoc, St. Island of, in Lough-dearg, i. 368.
De-castro Dei Priory founded, iv. 248.
Declan, St. of Ardmore, educated by St. Dymma, i. 25. Sets

out for Rome and meets St. Patrick on liis way, 26. Goes io

meet St. Patrick at Hynneon in Maghfemyn, 281, 283, 284.
His death, 461, 463.
Declan, St. an Irish missionaiy in Bavaria, iii. 189.
Defonte vivo. See Maur monastery.
Deicolus or Deicola, maternal brother of St Gallus, and disciple

of St. Columbanus, ii. 439. Forms a community of monks at
Luthra, 440. Retires to a lonely cell, ih» Death of, ib.
Dejugo Dei, See Leigh abbey.
De Lacy, Hugh, lord of Meath, killed, iv. 277*
Delbhna Assuill, preaching of St. Patrick to the inhabitants of, i.

Delgany, county Wicklow, anciently called Dergne, and Delgne,

i. 427. St. Mogoroc had a cell at, ii. 49. Danes overthrown

there by Augurius king of Leinster, iii. 426.
Delgrie. See Delgany.
Dempster, his falsehoods, &c. iii. 124, 137.
Deodatus, St. an Irishman, iii. 102.
De Pcenitentiarum mensuray the tract, written by St. Cummian,

ii. 398, 401.
Deputation of several respectable persons wait on St. Brigid, i.

Derbilia of Irras, St. the period in which she flourished, ii. 327.
Dergne. See Delgany.
Derkan, a bishopric, governed by St. Olcanus, i. 341. Called

Rathmuighe or Airthir-muighe, 344. The school of governed

by St. Olcan, 403.
Derlugdacha, St. succeeds St. Brigid in the nunnery of Kildare,

i. 460. Death of, 461.
Derluss, Ros, or Russ, of the town of, converted by St. Patrick,

i. 216.
Dermod, or Diermit, monarch of Ireland, bestows lands on St.

Kieran, i. 56. ii. 52. Lays the first stone of the monastery of

Clonmacnois, ib.
Dermod II. or Diermit, son of Aidus Slani, kills Conall king of

Ireland, ii. 302. becomes monarch, ib. Death of, ib. iii. 82.
Dermod Mac Maol-nambo, king of Leinster, killed in the battle

ofOdhba, iii. 474,476.

4^4 INDEX.

Dermod O'Brien succeeds his brother Murtoch on the throne of
Munster, iii. 485.

Dermod Mac IMorogh, king of Leinster, not the son of Mur-
chertach, prince of of Leinster, who was killed at the battle of
Mage-choba, iv. 22. His cruel treatment of St. Laurence O'Toole,
173, 174. Dethroned, 184. His evil actions, 185. Founder
of the nunnery of St. Mary de Hogges, and some other reli-
gious houses, ib. His character by Giraldus Cambrensis, 186.
Sets out for England, and from thence to France to meet Henry
II. 189. Receives promises of assistance from Henry, ib, Ne-
gociates with Strongbow, Fitz- Stephen, Fitz-Gerald, <Src. ib.
Returns to Ireland, and remains concealed at Ferns, ib. Re-
ceives succours from England, and commences hostilities
against his countr}^men, 190, 192. Dies at Ferns, 198.

Derry, the monastery of visited by St. Columbkill, ii. 243. Plun-
dered, iii. 391. Abbey of, not of the Order of Augustinian
Canons, but of the Order of Columbkill, iv. 102, 104. Raised
to the rank of an episcopal see, 168. Cathedral of erected,

Derver, in County Louth, quere was it Drum-dearbh ? i. 423.

Dervorgal, or Dervorgilla, wife of Tiernan O'Ruarc, Prince of
Breffhy, her gifts to the monks of Mellifont, iv. 165. Carried
off by Dermod Mac Morrogh, 184. Rescued from him, 185,
186. Death of, 322.

Devenish, St. Naal, abbot of, i. 446. Monastery of, erected by
St. Lasrean, who is the same as St. Molaisse, ii. 218. Pil-
laged, iii. 390.

Dicho, or Dichu, the first person converted in Ireland, and bap-
tized by St. Patrick, i. 208, 212.

Dicholla Gairbh, disciple of St. Maidoc of Ferns, ii. 337.

Dichul. abbot of Louth, a prophecy of St. Patrick conceniing
him, i 350.

Dichull, a priest left by St. Fiu*sey at Cnobhersberg, ii. 459,

Dichuo, erroneously supposed to be a brother to St. Ailill, f.

Diclan or Dieclan, a disciple of St. Patrick, i. 26.

Diermit, king of Ireland. See Dermod monarch of Ireland.

Diermit, Mac Cervail, monarch of Ireland, ascends the throne,
ii. 21. Killed by Aldus the blach 198.

Diermit, St. or Dermod, abbot of Inisclothran, his period, pa-
rentage, Szc. ii, 9.

Diemiit, St. abbot of Gleann-ussen, ii. 76.

Diermit II. See Dermod II.

Diermit, abbot of Hy, carries the remains of St. Columba to the
mainland of North Britain, lest they should fall into the hands
of the Danes, iii. 252. Removes the reliques to Ireland, 274.

Diermit Hua Tighernach, archbishop of Armagh, goes into

INDEX. 445

Conaught to enforce the law of St. Patrick, iii. 277. Death
of, 277, 280.

Diermit MacMorogh. See Dermod Mac Morogh.

Dhua, bishop of Conor, a disciple of Colmanelo, ii. 4-12.

Dioceses of Ireland reduced and bounded, iv. 42.

Dionysius Exiguus, his rules concerning the Paschal calculation,
ii. 377, 378.

Biradius of Edardruim, brother of Conoc, i. 425.

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