Saint Abban

Saint Abban irish saint

Saint Abban of Magheranoidhe (also called Abban of Murneave or Abban of Murnevin. The nephew of Saint Ibar, the apostle of Wexford.

Son of Cormac the King of Leinster Ireland, he founded numerous churches in the district of Cennselaigh, almost adjacent with the present County Wexford and Diocese of Ferns. His principal monastery was at Magheranoidhe, Adamstown; but he also founded an abbey at Ros-mic-treoin, which afterwards became famous as a scholastic establishment. He is referenced in The Lives of Irish Saints.

Died 16 March 620

Venerated in Roman Catholicism

Major shrine Magheranoidhe, Adamstown

Feast 16 March, October 27

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