|Fáinnle Mac Nechtain, Fannel (Swallow)|
The reason why he bears that name is that as it were a fáinnle: swallow or a weasel, even so for swiftness he travels on the waters surface, nor can the whole worlds swimmers attempt to cope with him
Pagan robbers bestowed upon thee the crown of martyrdom, O righteous Foillan, for thy life was a reproach to the impious and cruel men. Having laboured with thy holy brother, our Father Fursey, in East Anglia and later in the Netherlands, pray to God for us, we beseech thee, that both in word and deed our lives may be a missionary witness, that we may be found worthy of His great mercy. – Dismissal Hymn Tone 8: Saint Foillan of Fosses 31 October / 13 November.
|God and youngest son of Nechtan: Descendant of the Waters He is part of the Boy Corps of Ulster and carries people across the Callan river. He and his brothers heads were decaptitated by Cú Chúlainn: Hazel Hound. His brothers are: Foil or Foillan: Slow & Tuachell: Winding Against the Sun|
Furbaidhe Mac Conchubar, Forbaí, Follaman, Frassach, Frossach, Fursu, Fursa, Fursey (Rainshower)