E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
fled to the island of Scattery, and resolved that no female form should ever step upon it. An angel led St. Canara to the island, but the recluse refused to admit her. Tom Moore has a poem on this legend, St. Senanus and the Lady. (Irish Melodies, No. 1. (See KEVIN.)