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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Apostles of Erin, the Twelve

Irish saints of the sixth century, who studied at the school of Clonard, Meath; although not apostles, strictly speaking, they were so called by ancient Irish writers. They are said to have been:

  • Ciaran of Saighir (Seir-Kieran),
  • Ciaran of Clonmacnoise,
  • Brendan of Birr,
  • Brendan of Clonfert,
  • Columba of Tirda-glast (Terryglass),
  • Ruadhan of Lorrha,
  • Senan of Iniscathay (Scattery Island),
  • Columba of Iona,
  • Mobht of Glasnevin,
  • Ninnidh the Saintly of Loch Erne,
  • Lasserian mac Nadfraech, and
  • Canice of Aghaboe.

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Entry for 'Apostles of Erin, the Twelve'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/a/apostles-of-erin-the-twelve.html. 1910.

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