Cele Christ bishop of Cill Cele Christ, in Ui Dunchadha, of Fotharta in Leinster, was a native of Ulster, being son of Eochaidh and brother of Comgall. He left his native province, and, going to the west of Leinster, built a church in the district called Hy-Donchadha, which was afterwards known as Cill-Cele Chriost. There he wished to flee from 'all earthly employment and devote himself to heavenly contemplation; but honor pursued him, and "invitus ad pontificalls dignitatis apicem rapitur." With some others he went on a pilgrimage to Rome, and died in 722, some time after his return. He is venerated March 31 (see Lanigai, Eccl. Hist, Ir. 3, 162; Kelly, Cal. r. Saints, p. 82).