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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73).  Volume II: February.
The Lives of the Saints.  1866.
 
February 17
St. Fintan, Abbot of Cluain-Ednech, in Ireland
 
WHICH Usher interprets the Ivy-Cave, in the diocess of Lethglean, in Leinster, in the sixth century. He had for disciple St. Comgal, the founder of the abbey of Benchor, and master of St. Columban. Colgan reckons twenty-four Irish saints of the name of Fintan; but probably several of these were the same person honoured in several places. Another St. Fintan. surnamed Munnu, who is honoured on the 21st of October, was very famous. See Colgan, Usher, and Henschenius.  1
 
 
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