Cael (Irish, slender), is a name of frequent use in early Irish Church history.

1. At Oct. 26 the Mart. Doneg. cites Cael, virgin, as one of the four daughters of Maclaar, of the Dal Messincorb; and they were of Cill-na- ninghen" (the Church of the Daughters) by the side (of Tamlacht to the south" in Londonderry, or at Killininny, near Tallaght, County Dublin. But the Mart. Tallaght places their abode at Cillmaignend, i.e., Cillmainham, near Dublin.

2. Colgan mentions a Caila, whom he also calls Caelius, whose festival is Nov. 10, on which day Mart. Doneg. gives "Cael Craibhdeach," and the table to the Martyrology "Cael, the Devout (Caelius);" and another Caelius is connected with Athrumia, Feb. 17. But little more can be said of these. See Colgan, Acta Sanctorum, p. 318, n., 391, n.

3. Cruimther Cael of Kilmore, celebrated as a saint May 25. Colgan (Ac Sanctorum, p. 709, c. 26) connects him with St. Endeus, but gives no account of his relation to Kilmore, to which he is attached in the calendars.

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