Cainner (Cainder, -cannera, Cinnera, Cunnera, or Kennere)
Cainner (Cainder, -Cannera, Cinnera, Cunnera, Or Kennere)
is the name of several Irish ,saints.
1. Mart. Doneg. calls this saint the daughter of Cruithneachan, at Cill- Chuilinn, in Caibre; but Mart. Tallaght has "Cainechingen Cruithnechan." Colgan (Acta Sanctorum, p. 174) calls her St. Cannera, daughter of Cruthnechan, in Bertraighe. She betook herself to solitude, and had, as a friend, St. Senan of Iniscathey. Near the close of her life she was removed to his monastery, where she died, and was buried on the shore of Scattery Island. She flourished about 530, and in St. Senan's Life is called Kynnera. She is much revered in the district of ancient Carberry, County Cork, especially at Cill-Chuilinn. She is commemorated Jan. 28.
2. St. Kennere, virgin martyr, is given Oct. 29 in the Scotch calendars. She is said to have been a companion of St. Ursula, on the Lower Rhine, in the middle of the 5th century, but to have .escaped when the others were martyred; 'She was afterwards murdered through jealousy, and special honor was given to her relics by St. Willebrod. She had dedications in the south-west ,of Scotland.