ST. FEDLIMID OR FELIMY, BISHOP OF KILMORE, C.
HE lived in the sixth century, and is said to have
been brother to St. Dermod,* abbot of Iniscloghran. He died on the
9th of August, and seems the same whom the registry of Clogher styles
bishop of Cluain or Clunes, near Lough-Erne, and says he was buried
there near St. Tigernagh, first bishop of that see. These two
brothers were contemporary with St. Kiaran of Clonmacnois, who died
in 549, and with St. Senan, who died in 544. St. Fedlimid was bishop
of Kilmore, which name signifies greet church or cell, though the
bishopric was only fixed at Kilmore in the great church of St.
Fedlimid there (which was before only parochial, but is now the
cathedral), by the confirmation of pope Nicholas V., in 1454, and is
often styled Brefiniensis or Triburnensis, because it was before
settled at Brefiny or Brefne, and afterward at Triburna, now an
obscure village. St. Fedlimid’s festival is kept with great
solemnity throughout this diocess with an octave and indulgence. See
Colgan in MSS., ad 2 Aug., and Ware, p. 226.