Maelbrigid McDornan

Maelbrigid McDornan, Archbishop of Armagh in 885, was eminent for his learning and piety. Armagh was thrice (in 890, 893, and 919) taken by the Danes during his occupancy of the see. On several occasions he arranged disputes, and prevented wars between the northern chieftains; and in 908, we are told, visited the wilds of Munster, to redeem from servitude a strange Briton who was there held in captivity. Maelbrigid died about 927.


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