Cormac m. Cuilennáin of Cashel

Other names

Cormac of Cashel

Introduction

Cormac was king of Munster (902-8), renowned for literary works including 'Cormac's Glossary' (for more on this text, see http://www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/irishglossaries/). He was part of a tradition of cleric- and bishop-kings in Munster, which lasted for a century and a half.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Caisel (Cashel, parish of Patricksrock, Co. Tipperaray)

Obituary

AU 908.3 Bellum eter firu Muman & Leith Cuinn & Laighniu...in quo occisus est Cormacc m. Cuileannan, rí Caisil, cum ali[i]s regibus preclaris. 'A battle was fought between the men of Mumu, the Leth Cuinn, and the Laigin...and Cormac son of Cuilennán, king of Caisel, was killed there together with other distinguished kings.'

Genealogies

He has two different Eoghanacht pedigrees, neither assigning him to the main line of descent (CGSH 373, Ó Riain, Dictionary, 226).

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Cormac (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Cormac

Feast days

Day of Year

Sept 15

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

Corbmac Mumhan molta 'Lauded Cormac of Munster'

Day of Year

Sept 14

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

Corbmacc mac Culennán, ri Muman, epscop acus mairtir... 'Cormac Mac Cuilennain, king of Munster, Bishop and Martyr...'

Notes

There is more information here, including that his wife was Gormlaith, daughter of Flann, 'but he never sinned with her except by one kiss after matins; and he sang thrice fifty psalms as penance for it'