Caintigern (died 734),[1] or Saint Kentigerna, was a daughter of Cellach Cualann, King of Leinster.[2] Her feast is listed in the Aberdeen Breviary for 7 January.

Inchcailloch (Old Irish: Innis na Cailleach; island of the old woman), burial place of Saint Kentigerna

Her husband is said to have been Feriacus regulus of Monchestre, who possibly is the same person as Feradach, grandson of Artúr of Dál Riata.[2]

Along with her brother St. Comgán and her son St. Fillan (Fáelán), the widowed Caintigern is said to have lived as a hermit, first in Strath Fillan, then in the Lennox, on the island of Inchcailloch on Loch Lomond.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b "Saint Kentigerna", Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. ^ a b c "Caintigern (Kentigerna)". Dictionary of Irish Biography. October 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2021.

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