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5th century. Sincheall, an early Roman convert of Saint Patrick (f.d. March 17), was abbot-founder of the monastery and school at Killeigh, Offaly, Ireland, where he had 150 monks under his direction. The community flourished until the 16th century (Benedictines, D'Arcy, McManus, Montague, Sullivan, Tommasini).

St. Sinell or Senchell. said to be the first to be baptised by St. Patrick. He lived as a hermit in Clane, Co. Kildare afterwards founding a community in the present parish of Killeigh, Co. Offaly. Killeigh is derived from Cill Achaidh the original name. Two saints of this name resided at Killeigh.

The Martyrlology of Donegal has this verse about St. Senchell:

The men of heaven, the men of earth, a surrounding host, thought that the day of judgement was the death of Seancheall. There came not, there will not come from Adam, one more austere, more strict in piety; there came not, there will not come, all say it, another saint more welcome to the men of heaven.

And from the Annals of the Four Masters
Page 137

1] The family of Patrick of the prayers,
2] who had good Latin,
3] I remember; no feeble court were they,
4] their order, and their names.
5] Sechnall, his bishop without fault;
6] Mochta after him his priest;
7] Bishop Erc his sweet spoken Judge;
8] his champion, Bishop Maccaeirthinn; [the Saint above]
9] Benen, his psalmist;
10] and Coemhan, his chamberlain;
11] Sinell his bell ringer,
12] and Aithcen his true cook;

Troparion of St Sincheall
Tone 1
Thou didst make the wilderness thy dwelling
and become an angel in the flesh and a wonderworker.
Thou wast found worthy of grace
to heal all who hastened to thee, O blessed Sincheall.
Glory to Christ Who has glorified thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee;
glory to Him Who through thee works healings for all.

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