The Saints

St Fanchea

St Fanchea

Abbess at Ross O(A)irthir and at Killaine. 5th and 6th centuries. Feast day: 1st January. Also known as St Fuinche/Fainc ...

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St Beoc/Beog/Mobheoc/Beanus/Dabeoc

Abbot at Lough Derg Co Donegal. 5th and probably early 6th centuries. Feast day: 1st January. Da (modern do), meaning ‘thine’, ...

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St Munchin/Mancenus/Mannix/Main¥ín.

St Munchin/Mancenus/Mannix/Main¥ín.

Bishop, Patron of Limerick and Diocese. 5/6th centuries. Feastday: 2nd January. No man is perfect who does not desire greater perfection; ...

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Featured Saint

St Maincinn / Manchan / Munchin the Wise

Sage at Disert-Mic-Cuilinn, Ballinakill, Co Laois. 7th century. Feastday: 2nd January. For many of our early Irish Saints, we are left with mere scraps of information. However, this St Maincinn is not to be confused with St Munchin of Limerick…