Clúain Brónaig
Community ID
 
1147
 
Country
 
Ireland
 
Region
 
Longford
 
Alternate Names
 
Clonebrone / Clonbroney
 
Town
 
Ballinalee
 
Diocese
 
Ardagh
 
Region
 
Longford
 
Medieval Location
 
i cCoirpre i Tethba / i cCrich Choirpri i tTehba
 
Modern Location
 
Clonbroney
 
Corporate Status
 
abbey, hospital after termination
 
Dedication
 
Samthann (after 739)
 
Date Founded
 
400 or later (needs verification)
 
Date Terminated
 
1163 or later
 
Foundation Information
 

Fuinech, first abbess / or, by St. Patrick for two Emers (see Notes)

 
Notable Heads
 

Fuinech, first abbess, founder / St. Samthann, abbess, d. 739 (see also Life of St. Samthann, Félire Óengusso céli dé: The Martyrology of Oegnus the Culdee, 260-1) / Gormlaith ingen Flaithniadh, banabb Cluana Bronaigh, died 815 / Anlaith, abbess Clobroney and Cloonburren, d. 933 / Caillechdomhnaill, daughter of Naoneanaigh, abbess & coarb Samthann, d. 1163

 
Dependency Of
 

Granard (early) / Kildare, according to list of communities subject to Brigit in The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, f. 353b.

 
Assets/Property
 

8 cartrons land 1595

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

extant remains

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Trinity College Library, MS 1285 (formerly H 1.18), 80.

 
Published Primary Sources
 

The genealogies, tribes, and customs of Hy-Fiachrach : commonly called O'Dowda's country. Now first published from the Book of Lecan, in the library of the Royal Irish academy, and from the genealogical manuscript of Duald MacFirbis, in the library of, 723; The book of Ballymote. A collection of pieces (prose and verse) in the Irish language, compiled about the beginning of the fifteenth century, 121 b; The book of Lecan. Leabhar mór Mhic Fhir Bhisigh Leacain,100,620; The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála,353,365; Annala Uladh: Annals of Ulster otherwise Annala Senait, Annals of Senat: a chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D. 431 to A.D. 1540,i.196, 256,ii.82; The tripartite life of Patrick, with other documents relating to that Saint,20,90,91; Triadis thaumaturgae seu divorum Patricii, Columbae et Brigidae ... acta ... collecta, scholiis & commentariis illustrata, & pluribus appendicibus aucta; complectitur tomus secundus sacrarum ejusdem insulae antiquitatum, nunc primum in lucem prodiens73,120; Martyrology of Donegal: A Calendar of the Saints of Ireland, 340; Félire Óengusso céli dé: The Martyrology of Oegnus the Culdee,260; The Martyrology of Tallaght: from the Book of Leinster and MS. 5100-4 in the Royal Library, Brussels, 38; Acta sanctorum: veteris et maioris scotiæ sev hiberniæ sanctorum insulae, Partim ex variis per Europam MS. Codd. exscripta, partim ex antiquis monumentis & probatis Authoribus eruta & congesta; omnia Notis & Appendicibus illustrata,347; Félire húi Gormáin. The martyrology of Gorman,236, 242; Ogygia, or, A chronological account of Irish events Ogygia, 403; Chronicum Scotorum. A chronicle of Irish affairs, from the earliest times to A. D. 1135; with a supplement, containing the events from 1141 to 1150, 127, index; Annala Rioghachta Eireann. Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616. Edited from mss. in the Library of the Royal Irish academy and of Trinity college, Dublin, with a translation, and copious notes,, index.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

At this location (previous to foundation) St. Patrick gave veil to two Emers, sisters of Guasacht, whom he placed in charge of Granard / References to the community appear in Irish annals to 1163; thereafter, some references to hospital, termon-irenagh, and corbeship appear in Elizabethan period (1595). (See Archdall)

 
Contributors
 
R. Eickwort
 
Date Started
 
400
 
Date Finished
 
1163
 
Length
 
1408