Saint Connlaid

Connlaid, Saint, first Bishop of Kildare. He was induced to leave his cell, situated "in the south part of the plains of Liffey," at the instance of St. Bridget, to administer the rites of the Church in her establishment at Kildare. He is styled also her artificer. According to the Martyrology of Donegal, "Roincenn was his first name. He was of the race of Laeghaire Lorc." He died in 519, and was buried on the right of the altar in Kildare Cathedral. His festival is the 3rd of May.


119. Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: Rev. John Lanigan. 4 vols. Dublin, 1822.

234. Martyrology of Donegal: Edited by J. H. Todd, D.D., and William Reeves, D.D. (I.A.S.) Dublin, 1864.