Cianan (or Kenanus), bishop of Duleek (Damliag), is commemorated November 24. He appears to have been a great favorite with St. Patrick, who ordained him bishop, and presented him with a copy ofa the Gospels, a most valuable gift at that time. The Church of Duleek was also among the first that St. Patrick built in Meath, and had this special pre-eminence, that it was built of stone; it is called the first stone church in Ireland, and to this day perpetuates the name of the "Stone Building," Damliag, of which Duleek is a corruption. See Petrie, Round Towers of Ireland, page 141 sq.; Todd and Reeves, Mart. Doneg. page 315; Ware, Irish Bishops, page 137, Harris's ed.; Butler, Lives of the Saints, 11:505; Forbes, Kalendar of Scottish Saints, page 301.

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