Bishop Albin O'Molloy

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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O'Molloy, Albin, Bishop of Ferns. First a monk and then Abbot of the Cistercians at Baltinglass: in 1185 he gave much offence to Giraldus Cambrensis and the English clergy in Ireland by making disparaging remarks regarding them in a sermon preached in Christ Church, in Dublin. In 1186 he was consecrated Bishop of Ferns, a dignity declined by Cambrensis. He died at the close of 1222 "in a very advanced age." The particulars of a contest between this prelate and William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, are detailed in Harris's Ware.

Sources

134. Four Masters, Annals of Ireland by the: Translated and Edited by John O'Donovan. 7 vols. Dublin, 1856.

339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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