Culdees

(redirected from Culdee)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
Her return to Culdee Creek also forces Devra to examine her relationship with the ranch's foreman, and her father's right-hand man, Ross Blackstone.
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.
This was an historiography, rooted in the Free Church, that sought to position Presbyterianism at the heart of Scottish nationality and collective memory, arguing that Scotland had always been a defiantly Presbyterian nation from the time of the proto-Presbyterian Culdees, following a troubled path via Reformation and the Covenanting struggle to ultimate victory at the Glorious Revolution.
Children will be able to help Thomas's driver and the Fat Controller give Thomas a drink of his special Culdee Fell water, brought specially from Sodor for him to drink.
Coolnahilla is another who will relish this test on his third start of the current campaign, while The Culdee, a faller at the last when well adrift in the Kerry National, will be bidding to make amends off a 1lb lower mark.
The Culdee was sent off 4/1 favourite but was struggling four from home and was at the back of the field when crashing at the final fence.
The horse has been running consistently well and he is weighted to reverse last time's placings with The Culdee. Also, Eamonn Sheehy reports him really on song.
The Culdee, the 4-1 favourite, was one of those who failed to do so, being well out of contention when he fell at the last.
THE Culdee has an outstanding chance in the E150,000 Guinness Kerry National at Listowel today.
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.