Book of Saints – Blaithmaic


BLAITHMAIC (BLATHMAC, BLAITHMALE) (Saint) Martyr (January 19) (9th century) The son of one of the Irish kings who became a monk, and at last the Abbot of his monastery. Thirsting for the glory of martyrdom, he left his native country and crossed over to Great Britain, then in prey to the heathen Danes. He was murdered by these barbarians on the altar steps in Saint Columba’s monastery at Iona (A.D. 823). The Benedictine Walafridus Strabo has written in verse the Life of Saint Blathmac.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Blaithmaic”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 September 2012. Web. 22 January 2019. <>