Maelmury, Archbishop of Armagh

Maelmury, or Marian, Archbishop of Armagh, a man of great reputation in his time, who governed the see from 1001 to 1021. He is called in the Annals of the Four Masters, "the head of the clergy of the west of Europe, the principal of all the holy orders of the west; and a most wise and learned doctor." He followed Brian Borumha's body from Swords to Armagh, and performed the funeral obsequies. It is said that he died of grief 3rd June 1020 (or 1021), on the destruction of a great part of Armagh by fire.


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