Friday 28 February 2014

Saint Dichuill of Airiudh-muilt, February 28

To close the month of February, Canon O'Hanlon brings a notice of a saint linked to the locality of Lough Erne. Although he does not say so in his brief entry for Saint Dichuill of Airiudh-muilt, I am assuming that O'Hanlon is referring to Lough Erne in County Fermanagh:
St. Dichuill, of Airiudh-muilt, Lough Erne.
In the Martyrology of Tallagh, and at the 28th of February, we find recorded, "Dichuill Mac Maelduibh in Airudh Muilt oc Locuibh Eirne.'' Marianus O'Gorman has an entry, which is somewhat similar. The Martyrology of Donegal registers on this day, Diochuill, son of Maoldubh, of Airiudh-muilt, on Loch Eirne. It seems impossible, at present, to identify this saint's locality, or to determine whether it was on an island, or along the shores.

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