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Cadoc

(d. c. 560) founder and abbot of Llancarfan

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Barry

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(6th century),

hermit. Reputedly a disciple of Cadoc, he settled on the Glamorgan island now called Barry Island, after him. Barry, according to one tradition, died there. His...

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Congar

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(date unknown),

Breton saint. He is patron of several Breton churches and his name forms part of several place-names there such as Saint-Congard, Roscongar, Lescongar. Feasts of...

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Finnian

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(d. 549),

abbot of Clonard. The 10th-century Life stresses his Leinster birth and education, probably at Idrone (Co. Carlow), near which he made his first three foundations:...

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Gwynllyw

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(6th century), traditionally the parents of Cadoc. Gwynllyw was a chieftain of SE. Wales: Gwladys was one of the twenty-four children of Brychan. Much of their life was given over to armed...

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Keyne

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(?6th century),

patron of St Keyne (Cornwall) and possibly of Llangeinor (Mid Glamorgan), but not, according to Ekwall, of Keynsham (Somerset), which means ‘Ceagin's (Caega's)...

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St Teilo

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(6th cent.),

patron saint and Bp. of Llandaff. It is difficult to deduce from the mass of mutually conflicting later traditions anything certain about his life. He is credited with...

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