Saint Iarlath

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Iarlath, Saint, of Tuam, the son of Loga, was born about the beginning of the 6th century. He was the first Bishop of Tuam, of which he is the patron saint, and where his memory has ever been highly venerated. He established a school where several eminent men of the time were educated. He died at Tuam in 540. The 26th December is observed as his festival. He must not be confounded with St. Iarlath, third Archbishop of Armagh, who died 11th February 482.

Sources

235. Martyrology of Tallaght, with Notices of of the Patron Saints of Ireland: Rev. Matthew Kelly, D.D. Dublin, 1857.

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

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