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Culdees

(kəldēz`) [Irish,=servants of God], ancient monks of Ireland and Scotland, appearing after the 8th cent. Little is known of their origin, and their relationship to the monks of the Celtic Church, e.g., at Iona, is unclear. They were originally anchorites, but by the time of the reforms of St. Malachy (12th cent.) they had become secular canons living in community. They gained a reputation for extreme laxness. The last Culdee community, at Armagh, was disbanded in 1541.
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The hagiographical texts deal with the tenth--century Irish reforming monks, the Culdees, and the Vision of Adomnan is the most important Irish apocalyptic work.
The Culdee has triumphed twice over fences, at Tramore and Killarney, and has not raced over the bigger obstacles since recording the latter victory in mid-May.
Until he rode a double on Newhall and The Culdee at Leopardstown on St Stephen's Day, Flood had only had two winners all season- and that was his first double for 12 months.
THE CULDEE, 5-1 favourite with Paddy Power, will attempt to turn back the clock for trainer Francis Flood in today's Guinness Kerry National, the highlight of day four of the Listowel Festival.
BANK on The Culdee to give punters a holiday weekend boost in the Rosslare Point Handicap at Wexford tonight.
Wests Awake, Verchoyles Lad and The Culdee are the three reserves, with their connections hoping that enough horses will drop out of the race to allow them a run.
Tomorrow's action is at Clonmel where The Culdee, performing well over hurdles in recent weeks, could prove a snip when he reverts to the flat in the two-mile Cashel Handicap.
Francis Flood reported Plate hopeful and course winner The Culdee as being "in super form".
And he looked a winner until caught close home by Billy Bonnie and The Culdee.
A look down the Plate weights threw up this group as one that could include the winner - Direct Bearing, Rand, Ansar, One Night Out, The Culdee and Kickham.
This tough five-year-old, owned by Meade's partner Gillian O'Brien, battled well to get the better of favourite Rapid Deployment on the run-in before holding the late surge of The Culdee by a short-head.
Ladbrokes: 12 Kickham, 14 Back On Top, Manjoe, The Culdee, Wouldn't You Agree, 16 Ansar, Ballyamber, Banasan, Colca Canyon, Direct Bearing, Glynn Dingle, Grimes, Rand, Risk Accessor, Wests Awake, 20 Farinel, Junior Fontaine, Mutakarrim, One Knight Out, Rheindross, Say Again, Sum Leader, Verchoyles Lad, Wotsitooya, 25 bar.