Books of Prophecies

There are still extant various ancient Irish MSS. containing “Prophecies,” some in metre and others in prose. They were composed by St Cailin, bishop of Down, or abbot of Fenagh; and Bec Mac De, of Oirgiall, in the fifth century; by St Columbkille, in the sixth, and by SS. Bracean and Ultan, abbots of Ardbraccan, in the seventh century. Another celebrated prophet St. Moling, bishop of Ferns, flourished in the seventh century. Accounts of all these saints and prophets, and their works, are given in O’Reilly’s Writers, and in Lanigan.