Saint Cáemgen

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[Ir., beautiful born].

At least two saints bear this name, anglicized as Kevin, the better-known of whom was the founder and abbot (?498–618) of Glendalough whose feast-day is 3 June. Cáemgen was celebrated for his chastity, and once resisted a temptress by falling propitiously into a bed of nettles— or by kicking her out of his cave so that she fell into a lake and drowned. His name appears in a number of Fenian stories.

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