Finan Lobur

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(6th century),

abbot. Although of Munster descent he was born in Leinster. He suffered from a skin disease (described as ‘leprosy’). He ruled over the monastery of Swords (north of Dublin) and possibly over Clonmore at the end of his life, where he was buried. Feast: 16 March.

B.T.A., i. 606–7; The Irish Saints, pp. 159–60.

Subjects: Christianity.

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