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Muirchu

(fl. c. 687—707) biographer


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(fl. 700), author of a Latin Life of St Patrick preserved in the Book of Armagh and elsewhere, born probably near Armagh. Muirchú's Life depicts St Patrick as a heroic Christian figure subduing the pagan druids at Tara.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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