Fingar and Piala

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supposedly martyred at Hayle (Cornwall) c.455. Brother and sister, children of an Irish king, they were converted by Patrick, driven into exile by their father, and landed first in Brittany, where they were well received, before moving on to Cornwall where they died at the hand of Tewdrick, king of Dumnonia. The feast of Fingar is kept in Brittany on 14 December.

Stanton, p. 600.

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