Thursday 1 October 2020

Irish Saints' Names - October


Time for another instalment of the series on Irish saints' names as published in the Australian press in 1914. Feasts in the month of October include some of the Irish holy men who laboured in Europe, as well as the name of Dubtac, associated with the father of Saint Brigid:
There are many who think that the Irish saints are only a few, and so their choice of names for their children is very small. Week by week, a list will be given. The name will be spelt as in Irish and the English equivalent will be given in brackets. The sex is marked m. for males, and f. for females. Only one name is given for each day, but more could be given. Year of death as below.
1. Clotra (Clora), f.
2. Odran (Oran), m., Latteragh, Tipperary, 549.
3. Modoilb (Modelv), m.
4. Finnan (Finan), m., Tiree, Scotland. 
5. Sinec (Sinech), m., Giohane, Tipperary.
6. Lugdac (Lua), m., Clonaheen, Rosenallis.
7. Dubtac (Duffy), m.
8. Maelcritoig (Melcriotan), m.
9. Dinertac (Dinerta), m., Clonmore. 
10. Greallan (Grellan), m.
11. Cainneac (Canice), bp., Aghaboe, Kilkenny.
12. Fiac (Fiach), m.
13. Colman (Colman), m., martyred at Meleth in Austria, 1012.
14. Colm (Colm), m., Inishkeen, Lough Melvin.
15. Cuan (Cuan), m., Ahascragh. Galway. 
16. Gall (Gall), m., patron of Switzerland. 
17. Maonae (Maena), m., Lyn, Lough Ennell. 720.
18. Molnairen (Lonan), m., in Co. Down. 
19. Crionan (Crinan), m., near Fermoy. 
20. Maelevin (Melone), m.
21. Finntan Munna (Fintan Munnu), m., Taghmon, Wexford, 635.
22. Donncad (Donogh or Donatus), bp. Fiesole, 863.
23. Cillian (Kilian), m., also on July 8.
24. Lonan (Lonan), m., Clontivren, Monaghan.
25. Gorman (Gorman), m., Kilgorman, Leinster.
26. Beoan (Beoan), m., Tamlacht Menain, Down.
27. Erc (Erc or Erca), m., Donaghmore, Kildare.
28. Dorbaine (Dorbaine), m., Iona. 714.
29. Luran (Luran or Lura), m., of Derryloran, Tyrone.
30. Ernae (Erna), m.
31. Failan. (Faelan). in., in France, 655.

Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1954), Friday 9 October 1914, page 17

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