On 4/4/05 03:13, "Micheál Ó Catháin" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Célechair's obit in my old notes is 953, 27 years after the obit given by
> Tom for Colmán in a previous message, Ý926.
> A little coincidence in that I can match 27 years (§53) to a possible
> identification of Célechair without having access to the annals, but a
> non-coincidence if BaBr refers to the earlier Colmán as abbot of both houses
> and of Célechair as abbot of only Cluain Ioraird.
> Some further checking would need to be done in the annals to see that there
> wasn't another intervening abbot in Cluain Ioraird, but....
I didn't come across a death notice for any other abbot of CI between 926
and 953 indicating that Céilechair is likely the man here.
AU and AI on CELT give a Tipraite m. Amsene/Ainséne, abbot of Cluain Moccu
Nóis dying in 931, meaning that Céileachair (Ý954 in AI) would not have been
abbot of CMN for all of the 27 years during which he was abbot of CI. (No
death notice for another abbot of CMN between the death of Tipraite and that
I wonder if the entry for 56 months in §48 might relate to Tipraite's abbacy
of CMN (926-931), but proper methodology there would test for annalistic
records of 4-5 year abbacies at other monasteries also during the timespan
which Tom's work has brought into focus. "Cill ar Loch" in that paragraph
however could describe Cluain Mac Nóis (among other possiblities).