Cairpre (Lat. Carbreus, or Corpreus). There were several Irish saints of this name, but most of them are very obscure; such as Cairpre, bishop of Maghbile, commemorated May 3; Corpreus of Clonmacnoise, Nov. 1; and Cairpre, bishop of Cill-Chairpre, in Tir-Aedha. Colgan (Aeta Sanctorum, p. 509) gives a memoir of St. Corpreus Crom of Cluanmicnois (March 6), who died in 889. Among the disciples of St. Finnian (Feb. 23) is given St. Carbreus, bishop of Cuil-rathain, venerated Nov. 11. He is said to have been a disciple of St. Monenna (q.v.), and in the Life of that saint there is an account of St. Cairpre's being carried by pirates into Amorica, in Gaul, and there put to grinding corn. He was released, and consecrated bishop by St. Brugacius; flourished at Cuil-rathain, now Coleraine, in 540; and died about 560. See Colgan, Acta Sanctorum, p. 406, c. 3, p.:438, and Tr. Thaum. p. 148,183; Lanigan, Eccl. Hist. of Ireland, ii, 77-79; Reeves, Eccles. Antiq. pi 75, 138, 247.