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Aedan (c. 619—651) missionary and bishop


Áedán mac Gabráin (d. c. 608) king of Dál Riata


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1 The best-known clerical Áedán was the missionary sent by Iona to Christianize northern Britain and who founded the monastery at Lindisfarne, Northumberland.

2 A warrior who slew Máel Fothartaig, son of Rónán, king of Leinster, at the king's request. He was himself later slain by one of the victim's sons. See FINGAL RÓNÁIN [How Rónán Killed His Son].

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