List of abbots and abbesses of Kildare

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The following is a list of abbots and abbesses of Kildare, heads of Kildare Abbey, founded — according to tradition — by Saint Brigit.

List of abbesses[edit]

  • Brigit ingen Dubthaig, d. 1 February either 521, 524, or 526
  • Abbesses of unknown death year alleged to have followed Brigit
    • Der Lugdach, commemorated 1 February
    • Comnat, commemorated 1 January
    • Tuilclath, commemorated 6 January
  • Gnáthnat (or Gnáthat), d. 690
  • Sébdann ingen Cuirc, d. 732
  • Affraic (or Aiffrica), d. 743
  • Martha ingen maic Dubáin, d. 758
  • Lerthan, d. 773
  • Condál ingen Murchado, d. 797
  • Fine, d. 805
  • Muirenn ingen Cellaig, d. 831
  • Affraic, d. 834
  • Cathán, d. 855
  • Tuilelaith ingen Uargalaig, d. 10 January, 885
  • Cobflaith ingen Duib Dúin, d. 916
  • Muirenn ingen Suairt, d. 26 May, 918
  • Muirenn ingen Flannacáin meic Colmáin, d. 964
  • Muirenn ingen Congalaig, d. 979
  • Eithne ingen Suairt, d. 1016
  • Lann ingen meic Selbacháin, d. 1047
  • Dub Dil, d. 1072
  • Gormlaith ingen Murchada, d. 1112
  • Ingen Cerbaill meic Fáeláin, deposed 1127
  • Mór ingen Domnaill Uí Chonchobair Failge, deposed 1132/d. 1167
  • Sadb ingen Glúniarain Meic Murchada, d. 1171

List of abbots[edit]

  • Áed Dub mac Colmáin, d. 639
  • Óengus mac Áedo Find, unknown dates
  • Brandub mac Fiachrach, unknown dates
  • Lóchéne Mend Sapines, d. 696
  • Do Dímmóc, d. march 3, 748
  • Cathal mac Forindáin, d. 752
  • Muiredach mac Cathail, d. 787
  • Eódus ua Dícolla, d. 798
  • Fáelán mac Cellaig, d. 804
  • Muiredach mac Cellaig, d. 823
  • Áed mac Cellaig, d. 828
  • Siadal mac Feradaig, d. 830
  • Artrí mac Fáeláin, d. 852
  • Cellach mac Ailello, d. 865
  • Cobthach mac Muiredaig, d. 870
  • Muiredach mac Brain, d. 885
  • Tuathal mac Ailbi, d. 886
  • Dubán, d. 905
  • Flannacán ua Riacáin, d. 922
  • Cuilén mac Cellaig, d. 955
  • Muiredach mac Fáeláin, d. 967

References[edit]

  • Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J., eds. (1984). Maps, Genealogies, Lists: A Companion to Irish History, Part II. New History of Ireland: Volume XI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-821745-5.