Aeneas (or Aengus), an Irish prelate, was the son of Engobham, who lived about the end of the 8th century. In his youth he became a monk of the monastery Cluair- Enach, Leinster, under, Melathgene, the abbot. It is probable that he succeeded the latter in the government .of the house, but withdrew into a solitude near by, called after him. Desert AEnigus. Finding the fame of Iris safictity s reading abroad, he betook himself to the .Abbey of Taulallngt, near Dublin. Here he-was discovered after seven years and admitted by Maelruan, the abbot, to his intimacy. No further information has been gathered respecting him. He wrote a' martvrology,' or, as he.
called it, Festology, in Irish verse, still extant. He afterwards composed a much more copious martyrology in prose also De Sanctis Hibernice. Libri V:- and a History of the Old Testament, in metre. See Ware, De Script. Hibern.