(Kevin) (Gaelic: fair begotten) (c.498-618) Abbot, founder of the monastery of Glendalough, Ireland. Of the royal race of Leinster, he was baptized by Saint Cronan, educated by Saint Petroc, and later embraced the monastic life. After founding his monastery he retired into solitude, returning only at the urgent entreaties of his monks. Patron of Dublin. Cult approved, 1903. Feast, 3 June.