Saint Fachtna

Fachtna, Saint, was established as first Bishop of Ross before 570, having been previously Abbot of Molana, a monastery on an island in the river Blackwater, in the County of Waterford. His school at Ross [Ross Carbery, in the County of Cork] was one of the most celebrated in Ireland, and continued to be so esteemed even after his death, which took place in the forty-sixth year of his age, and towards the close of the 6th century. His festival is the 14th of August.


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