Bescna priest, and chaplain to St. Patrick. "The priest Bescna, sweet his verses, the chaplain of the son of Alprann," is given in the list of St. Patrick's household in the Four Masters, A.D. 448. Colgan (Tr. Thaum. p. 188, n.) says he was called in Irish Cruimther (priest) Bescna, and would wish to identify him with the "Cruimther of Domh-nach-mor," given in Mart, Doneg. at Nov. 11

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