Saints in Scottish Place-Names
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Information from Ó Riain, Dictionary, 274: 'According to the genealogists, Drónán son of Fianghalach belonged to a branch of the Cenél Laoghaire of Meath named Uí Mhaoile Tibhre. Despite his status as a bishop, Drónán found his way into the secular geneaology which provides him with a son named Giollagán. He is probably identical with the bishop named Dron[n]án commemorated on 12 December.’
Ceall Easbaig Dhronáin, Kildronan, parish of Kilteel,, Co, Kildare (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 274) (= Cill Dronnain in Gorman, 12 Dec.)
Territory or Ethnicity (broad)
Belongs to the group Dron. Drónán, Dronnán, Mo Dron (ns) (certain)
Day of Year
Martyrology of Gorman
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
'Catan, Dronnan, Diaramait', Dronnan being glossed, 'epscop, o Chill Dhronnain'.
Saint in place-names
|Place known as||Name (plus degree of certainty that this saint is commemorated here)|
|Clockmadron, settlement Largo||Clockmadron (maybe)|