Cormac Macculinan a bishop and king of Münster, in Ireland, was born A.D. 837. He was the author or collector of the Psalter of Cashel, a work that details the romances of the Milesian kings, a copy of which in the Irish language, according to Moore (History of Ireland), was seen in Limerick as late as 1712. He spent nearly his whole life in the duties of religion and pursuits of literature, founding numerous schools. But, being king, he was forced to fight. Before his first and only engagement he made his will, assembled his bishops, named his successor, gave them good advice, said he would die in battle, went into it, and died.