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The saints of Ireland derive from the various túatha, tribes or peoples, who lived on the island of Ireland. The vast majority of these saints lived during the 4th—10th centuries, a period in which Ireland was known as the "land of saints and scholars"—it produced many missionaries. The introduction of Christianity into Ireland was during the end of the 4th century. Its exact introduction is obscure, though the strict ascetic nature of monasticism in Ireland, suggests a connection to Coptic monks from Egypt. Although there were some Christians in Ireland before him, Patrick from Britain played a significant role in its full Christianisation. Some of the best known saints are the Twelve Apostles of Ireland and Brigid of Kildare.

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Saints

Saint Aidan
Saint Brendan
Saint Brigid
Saint Patrick
Name Born Life Comments Feast-day Reference
Abbán Leinster, Ireland died 520? Primarily associated with Adamstown (Co. Wexford) and Killabban (Co. Laois) March 16 and October 27 [1]
Abel of Reims Ireland died 764 Bishop of Reims, Benedictine abbot. Accompanied Boniface on his mission. [2]
Abran Ireland died 515 Sailed to Brittany with siblings, lived as hermit by Marne River. [3]
Adalgis Ireland died 686 Worked as a missionary in Arras and Laon, was a disciple of Fursey. [4]
Adomnán Donegal, Ireland 627—704 abbot of Iona, hagiographer, statesman and lawyer. Authored Cáin Adomnáin. [5]
Adomnán of Coldingham Ireland died 680 Confessor, prophet, monk at Coldingham. Noted for the gift of prophecy. [6]
Aidan of Lindisfarne Connacht, Ireland died 651 First Bishop of Lindisfarne, invited by king Oswald to reconvert Northumbria. [7]
Ailbe of Emly Munster, Ireland died 534? First Bishop of Emly. [8]
Aileran Ireland died 664 Scholar at Clonard. Wrote litanies on saints and genealogy of Christ. [9]
Alto of Altomünster Ireland 700s Founded Altomünster. Missionary to Bavaria, hermit and Benedictine. [10]
Andrew the Scot Ireland died 877 Archdeacon at Fiesole in Tuscany, studied under Donatus. Gave to the poor. [11]
Assicus Ireland fl. c. 480 Ulster saint, first Bishop of Elphin, converted by Patrick, bellfounder. [12][13]
Athracht Ireland fl. c. 500 Connacht saint, nun under Patrick and associated with Killaraght and Toberaraght. Founded a hostel at Lough Gara [14]
Autbod Ireland died 690 Missionary and patron of Valcourt, known for miraculous fever cure. [15]
Baíthéne Ireland d. 598 Disciple of Columba, second abbot of Iona, earlier abbot of Mag Lunge on Tiree. [16]
Balin Northumbria 600s Gerald of Mayo's brother, disciple of Colmán, resided in Connacht. [17]
Balther Ireland died 757 Hermit and priest, moved to Lindisfarne, known as Apostle of the Lothians. [18]
Barrfoin Ireland 500s missionary at Drum Cullen. Friend of Columba. Joined voyage of Brendan. [19]
Bean Ireland great-grandson of Aedh Dubh, King of Leinster. Worked at Feighcullen. [20]
Bécán Ireland 500s Founder of Kilbeggan, Westmeath worked in a monastery there. [21]
Bega Ireland princess, valued virginity, moved to Northumbria to avoid pirates. [22]
Benignus of Armagh Meath, Ireland died 467 Patrick's psalm-singer, favourite disciple, helped compile Senchus Mór. [23]
Béoáed Connacht, Ireland died 520/4 Bishop of Ardcarne (Ard Carna) [14]
Beoc Ireland 400s Founded St Patrick's Purgatory monastery at Lough Derg, Donegal. [24]
Berach Connacht, Ireland late 6th–early 7th century Founder of Tarmonbarry and Cluain Coirpthe. Disciple of Kevin and nephew of Freoch. Belonged to the Cenél nDobtha of the Uí Briúin. February 15 [14][25]
Blaithmaic Ireland died 823 Abbot, martyred by Danish Vikings, killed on altar steps of the abbey at Iona. [26]
Boadin Ireland Monk, moved to France. Know for kindness and living the Rule of Benedict. [27]
Boethian of Pierrepoint Ireland 600s Founder of Pierrepoint, disciple of Fursey. Martyred by rebellious monks. [28]
Brandan Ireland 400s Monk, fought Pelagianism in Britain. Abbot in Gaul after fleeing. [29]
Breage Ireland 400s Nun, follower of Brigid of Kildare. Settled by River Hayle, Dumnonia. [30]
Brendan of Clonfert Tralee, Ireland 484—577 Founder of Clonfert, monk, and remembered as voyager to mysterious islands. [14][31]
Brendan of Birr Ireland died 573 An Apostle of Ireland, monk and abbot. Founder of Birr, friend of Brendan. [32]
Briarch Ireland died 627 abbot and founder of monastery in Brittany. Closely associated with Tudwal. [33]
Brigid of Kildare Faughart, Ireland 451—525 Founder of Kildare, abbess of Ireland's first convent. A patron saint of Ireland. [34]
Brogan Ireland 600s abbot of Ross Tuirc, Ossory, author of a hymn to Brigid. [35]
Brón Connacht, Ireland died 511 Bishop of Cassel-lrra, disciple of Patrick, set literary & artistic standard. [36]
Brónach Ulster, Ireland died 512 Ulster saint. Her church was Cell Brónche (Kilbroney), later the parish church of Glen Seichis. Recorded in Tallaght and Donegal works. [13][14][37]
Budoc at sea, off Brest 500s Bishop of Dol, prince, fled to Ireland following exile from mother's kingdom. [38]
Buriana Ireland 500s Hermitess, known for holiness at Dumnonia, venerated at St Buryan. [39]
Caimín d. 644? Munster saint March 25 [8]
Cainnech moccu Dálann 521/7–599/600 Munster saint [8]
Cairech Dergain d. 577/9 Connacht saint [14]
Canir 6th century Munster saint [8]
Carthach mac Fianáin late 6th century Munster saint March 5 [8]
Céthech 5th century Connacht saint [14]
Ciarán of Saigir fl. 450–500 Munster saint March 5 [8]
Cóemgen 7th century Leinster saint. Known as the founder of Glendalough (Co. Wicklow) [40]
Colmán mac Léníne 530–606 Munster saint [8]
Colmán Elo
Colmán of Lann 7th century Meath saint
Colum mac Crimthainn d. 549 Munster saint [8]
Comgall mac Sétnai 511/16–602 Ulster saint [13]
Comgán mac Dá Cherda d. 645 Munster saint [8]
Commán mac Fáelchon, Mo Chommóc south of Roscommon, among the Sogain d. 747 Connacht saint, patron saint of Roscommon. Feast day: 26 December. [14]
Cormac mac Eogain 6th century Connacht saint. [14]
Cranat ingen Buicín 6th century Munster saint [8]
Crónán moccu Éile d. 665 Munster saint April 28 [8]
Cumméne Albus d. 669 abbot of Iona [16]
Cumméne Fota c.591–662 Connacht saint [14]
Daig mac Cairill d. 587 Ulster saint [13]
Déclán of Ardmore late 5th century Munster saint [8]
Díchu mac Trichim fl. 5th century Ulster saint [13]
Do Biu mac Comgaill fl. 5th century? Ulster saint [13]
Énda mac Conaill 6th century? Munster saint March 21 [8]
Éogan of Ardstraw fl. late 6th century Ulster saint [13]
Ercnat of Duneane fl. 5th-6th century Ulster saint [13]
Fachtna mac Mongaig 6th century Munster saint [8]
Fergno Britt mac Faílbi (in Latin sources, Virgno) probably southern Scotland d. 623 abbot of Iona, probably a Briton [16]
Findbarr mac Amairgin 6th century? Munster saint [8]
Findbarr moccu Fiatach d. 579 Ulster saint. Moville. [13]
Findchú mac Finnloga d. 655/5 Munster saint [8]
Finten 7th century Leinster saint. [40]
Fintan d. 603? Leinster saint. [40]
Flannán mac Toirrdelbaig 7th century Munster saint [8]
Garald, Gerald England d. 732 Connacht saint. Feast day: 12 or 13 March. [14]
Gobnait fl. 6th century? Munster saint February 11 [8]
Grellán of Cráeb Grelláin 5-6th century Connacht saint. [14]
Iarlaithe mac Loga 6th century Connacht saint, patron saint of Tuam (Tuaimm dá Gualann). Feast day: 25 or 26 December. [14]
Ibar mac Lugna d. 500 / 501 Munster saint April 23 [8]
Íte ingen Chinn Fhalad d. 570/77 Munster saint January 15 [8]
Lachtín mac Tarbín d. 622/7 Munster saint March 19 [8]
Laisrén mac Decláin 6th century Connacht saint [14]
Laisrén mac Feradaig d. 605 abbot of Iona [16]
Laisrén mac Nad Froích d. 564 Ulster saint [13]
Lallóc 5th century Connacht saint [14]
Mac Caírthinn of Clogher d. 506 Ulster saint [13]
Mac Creiche mac Pessláin late 6th century Munster saint [8]
Mac Nisse of Connor d. 507/508 Ulster saint [13]
Máedóc of Ferns Inisbrefny, Ireland d. 625? First Bishop of Ferns, learned under David at Deheubarth. [40][41]
Máel Cétair mac Rónáin 6-7th century? Munster saint May 14 [8]
Máel Ruain d. 792 Leinster saint. [40]
Mainchín mac Setnai late 6th century Munster saint January 2 [8]
Mo Chua mac Bécáin d. 694 Connacht saint [14]
Mo Chóe of Nendrum d. 497 Ulster saint [13]
Mo Chóemóc mac Béoáin d. 656 Munster saint March 13 [8]
Mo Chutu of Lismore d. 637 Munster saint May 14 [8]
Mo Lua moccu Óche 554–609 Munster saint [8]
Móenu d. c. 572 Connacht saint [14]
Mo Laga mac Duib Dligid late 6th century? Munster saint January 20 [8]
Mucnoe (in Latin, Mucneus) c. 500 Connacht saint. According to Tírechán, buried at Domnach Mór. Feast day: 12 August. [14]
Muiredach mac Echdach early 6th century Connacht saint. Feast day: 12 August (in place of Mucnoe). [14]
Muru mac Feradaig c.600–c.650 Ulster saint [13]
Nessán d. 556 Munster saint [8]
Óengus of Tallaght Clonenagh, Ireland died 824 Hermit and author of the Félire Óengusso. [42]
Olcán fl. 5th century Ulster saint [13]
Ronan of Locronan fl. 6th century? Irish pilgrim saint and hermit in western Brittany, eponymous founder of Locronan and co-patron of Quimper, together with its founder St Corentin. June 1
Ruadán mac Fergusa Birn d. 584 Munster saint April 15 [8]
Sachellus 5th century Connacht saint [14]
Ségéne mac Fiachna d. 652 abbot of Iona [16]
Senán mac Geirrcinn 6th century Munster saint March 1 [8]
Sillán moccu Mind d. 610 Ulster saint [13]
Suibne moccu Urthrí d. 657 abbot of Iona [16]
Tigernach of Clones d. 549 Ulster saint [13]
Virgno, see Fergno Britt

Footnotes

  1. ^ Ó Riain, Pádraig. "Abbán". Dictionary of Irish Biography. http://dib.cambridge.org. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ "St. Abel". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1072.  Retrieved on 29 October 2009.
  3. ^ "St. Abran". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=521.  Retrieved on 29 October 2009.
  4. ^ "St. Adalgis". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1114.  Retrieved on 29 October 2009.
  5. ^ "St. Adamnan". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01135c.htm.  Retrieved on 29 October 2009.
  6. ^ "St. Adamnan of Coldingham". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1120.  Retrieved on 29 October 2009.
  7. ^ "St. Aidan of Lindisfarne". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01233d.htm.  Retrieved on 28 October 2009.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Johnston, "Munster, saints of (act. c.450–c.700)."
  9. ^ "St. Aileran". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01234c.htm.  Retrieved on 3 November 2009.
  10. ^ "St. Alto". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01367b.htm.  Retrieved on 3 November 2009.
  11. ^ "St. Andrew the Scot". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01474c.htm.  Retrieved on 3 November 2009.
  12. ^ "St. Assicus". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01800a.htm.  Retrieved on 3 November 2009.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Charles-Edwards, "Ulster, saints of (act. c.400-c.650)."
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Charles-Edwards, "Connacht, saints of (act. c.400–c.800)."
  15. ^ "St. Autbod (Aubeu)". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5940.  Retrieved on 3 November 2009.
  16. ^ a b c d e f Charles-Edwards, "Iona, abbots of (act. 563–927)."
  17. ^ "St. Balin". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1665.  Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  18. ^ "St. Baldred". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02220a.htm.  Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  19. ^ "St. Barrfoin". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1678.  Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  20. ^ "St. Bean". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=262.  Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  21. ^ "St. Bécán". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1721.  Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  22. ^ "St. Bega". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1723.  Retrieved on 28 October 2009.
  23. ^ "St. Benignus". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02479b.htm.  Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  24. ^ "St. Beoc". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1747.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  25. ^ "St. Berach". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1749.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  26. ^ "St. Blaithmaic". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1798.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  27. ^ "St. Boadin". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1804.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  28. ^ "St. Boethian". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1811.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  29. ^ "St. Brandan". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1826.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  30. ^ "St. Breaca". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1829.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  31. ^ "St. Brendan". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=170.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  32. ^ "St. Brendan of Birr". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1831.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  33. ^ "St. Briarch". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1833.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  34. ^ "St. Brigid of Ireland". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=453.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  35. ^ "St. Brogan". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=572.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  36. ^ "St. Bron". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1844.  Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  37. ^ "St. Bronach". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1845.  Retrieved on 28 December 2009.
  38. ^ "St. Budoc". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1852.  Retrieved on 28 December 2009.
  39. ^ "St. Buriana". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1854.  Retrieved on 28 December 2009.
  40. ^ a b c d e Doherty, "Leinster, saints of (act. c.550–c.800)"
  41. ^ "St. Aidan of Ferns". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1193.  Retrieved on 31 October 2009.
  42. ^ "St. Aengus". Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1088.  Retrieved on 29 October 2009.

Sources

Further reading

  • Plummer, Charles. "A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography." Miscellanea Hagiographica Hibernica (1925).

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