Barrfinn (Barrindus, Barinthus, and also Finbar and Findbar, white hair), the name of three Irish ecclesiastics:
1. Son of AEdh, or Achadh, of the family of St. Bridget, who was related to the Irish king called the Lawgiver, who reigned A.D. 164-174 (Todd, St. Patrick, p. 287). His festival is Nov. 8.
2. Bishop of Druim-cuilinn (now Drumcullen, Kings Co.) and of Cillbairrf hinn, celebrated May 21. His date as given by Usher (De Brit. Eccl. Prin. [Dublin, 1639]) is A.1). 590; but Lanigan (Eccl. Hist. Irel. ii, 221) thinks he must have flourished earlier. Usher counts him among the three hundred who formed the secondl order of Irish saints, and quotes from the Life of St. Carthagus, calling him abbot of Druim-cuilinn, on the borders of Munster and Leinster. Kilbarron Parish, Diocese of Raphoe, County Donegal, receives its name from this saint. See Stat. Accq. Ireland, i, 462.
3. Abbot of Inis-damble, on the borders of Kensalach in Leinster, whose festival is celebrated January 30. Some appear to confound him with No. 1 above.