Saint Finnian

Finnbarr, Findia, or Finnian, Saint, Bishop and Abbot of Moville, near Newtownards, in the County of Down, was born about the beginning of the 6th century. He was educated by St. Colman of Dromore, and thence passed to the school of Nennio, or Ninian, in North Britain. In 540 he established his famous school at Moville, where he died and was buried in 576. His festival is 11th February. See concerning him in Reeves's Antiquities of Down and Connor.


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.