Gary Ingle wrote:
> How many Mo Lua, Mo Luadh, Moluag, Mo Chua etc clerics are there?
More than twenty? Mo Lua is a diminutive of Lugaid.
> Which one or ones is/are associated with the Cathedral of Moluag in
> Lismore or the church of Moluadh in Europie, Lewis
I think it was Mo Luóc, supposedly a contemporary of Colum Cille. -óc
is a further diminutive/hypocoristic suffix, originally of British
origin (GOI § 271).
> or the associate of Colum Cille with the fly, the mouse, and the
> cock, as related by Keating in Forus Feasa ar Éirenn?
I think that is was Mo Chua (= Colmán mac Duach) who had the three
critters. He, too, was supposed to be a contemporary of Colum Cille.
Mo Lua (= Lugaid moccu Óchae) of West Munster was renowned for never
harming any living creature.
But then again, saints are not my strong point.