And to further confuse the issue there seems to have been a Mo Lua or Mo
Luoc at Lismore, Ireland as well as Mo Luoc in Isle of Lismore at
roughly the same time. 1400 years is plenty of time to conflate and
I plan to punt.
Dennis King wrote:
> 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.